Monthly Archives: January 2012

Today’s slivers are less than nothing ten years from now.

I have a few slivers in my hand. They are in my palms and are painful. At some point, I realized that, today’s slivers are less than nothing ten years from now.  Now matter how annoying the pain was, it would be less than a memory in the future. I could pick and prod. I covered them with band aides. I try to dig them out. I could complain to everyone I saw. ( I nearly have.) It doesn’t change the insignificance of the slivers.

Then it hit me, it is like our little worries in life.  Nothing. Really, we can complain to everyone, try to get rid of them, or we can try to cover them.

But are they really going to matter?

Nope, not really.

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An epic fail so far, is how I would describe my goal. I blog about how I will work on my abs  (Ryan Gosling like abs) and can’t even blog again because my guilt is to much. I was doing so well before I came back to my apartment. At my parent’s home I was well on my way. Why is my location stopping me?  What can I do to re-motivate myself?  I think I have to re-start.

One thing that helps me when it comes to exercise, is marking of that I have done it for the day.

I hate check lists. In fact here is how I do check list:

  1.  Write down what I need to do
  2. Loose my list
  3. Find my list when all tasks are long completed

But with exercise it seems that checking it off my list is a great way to do it.

I will set a time when I do my exercises, get into a routine.

I will set up reminders that are more than my blog that makes me feel guilty.

I succeed, because I have failed.

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Ryan Goslings Abs by New Years

It is the time for resolutions and goal making. So…

During the holiday season I spent time with my family which helped me in remembering the importance of family and the lack of importance of all the other stuff. You know the stuff you waste your time worrying about. (Maybe y’all don’t worry about useless stuff but I sure do.)

Anyways, I would like to paint a picture of words,  you can glimpse into my family room for a brief Christmas moment. (I’ll imagine you outside the window like Scrooge and the ghost of Christmas present.)

We were gathered around the Christmas Tree. My sister-in-law is sitting on the couch, with her adorable two year old son in his Santa feety-pajamas to the right of her. My thirty-something single brother is just walking past the tree and headed out of the room, when he is caught by the conversation and pulled back in by my other brother the one who is happy little family is settled on the couch. He comments on the fact my single brother isn’t the same skinny punk he use to be. My two sisters and I encircle  the couch and join the conversation just as it turns in to a fitness chat.

Ryan Gosling’s abs are, of course are brought up. We all said how we needed a six pack.  Almost instantly, I have my hand in the center of the group and I once again. “Ryan Gosling’s abs on three,” I say.  I never know when people will join in my silly pacts or not. I thought this one would be a go though because my family is a fitness originated family. (….at least we have been at different stages in our life.) But this time I was not disappointed as five hands entered in with out hesitation.  I was then surprised by the tiny little hand that joined in. It made me smile. We shouted, “1, 2, 3, Ryan Gosling’s abs”, and some of us giggle.

Ryan Goslings Abs

Ryan Gosling's Abs, all I can say is "Hey Boy."

The thing about goals is that,  “A goal with out a plan is just a wish.” Larry Elder said that. It is true. So I have been trying to figure out a way to put this goal into action.

Goals need to be:

  • Specific (Ryan-like, a.k.a. F-bomb worthy)
  • Measurable (Next New Years I compare my six pack Ryan’s)
  • Attainable ( Sure is, it isn’t like I said I’ll be dating Ryan. I can totally do some crunches.)
  • Time Bound (Once again, Next New Years.)

I think it is a good thing that we decided to do this as a family because then I have an awesome support group all set up already.  “Amazing Abs,” they all will say when they get our family next years Christmas photo from the beach.

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