Sunday, October 11, 2009

Doing a little organizing...

I've got way too many different places to post these days. I've decided to relocate my Random Thoughts to LiveJournal, since it seems a more appropriate venue for these posts, and will eliminate me having to double post everything I've been putting here. You can follow me there at

I'll be better able to control who reads what, so more personal posts will be friends only. Unfortunately, that means you'll have to have an LJ account and be on my friends list to see them. Considering how few people actually follow this blog, that shouldn't be inconveniencing too many people.

If you don't want to follow me there, well, thanks for following me this far.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Project GMST

Day two of meditation and yoga. Feeling good about working on Getting My Shit Together. I’ve felt far too bad about how I’ve (not) taken care of myself for far too long.

A secondary goal of GMST is to be more social, and to get out and meet new people. Tonight, I accompanied a friend to Bad Movie Night with a group of his friends. Everyone brought horrible movies to choose from, and then we voted on what to watch, and made jokes and hilarious commentary. Tonight we watched Flash Gordon and Red Dawn. It was awesome. I had forgotten about how amazingly bad Flash Gordon was. We may have to implement some version of this for our OPN.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Putting myself back on track

I dug out my meditation cushion today and did sitting meditation for the first time since moving to Austin. I kept it to 10 minutes, knowing that I don’t want to push it or get frustrated. I also pulled out the yoga mat and did some Sun Salutation, and I’m downloading some classes from Yoga Today. If I want to get back into a serious meditation practice, I have to work on opening my hips. They’ve been extremely tight since my motorcycle injury several years ago, and I just can’t find a well grounded position or sit comfortably for very long at all. They’re both tiny baby steps, but at least I feel like I’m moving in the right direction again. Once I can do a solid 30 minutes of yoga without wanting to pass out, I’ll work on getting to the classes at 24 Hour on a regular basis.

Personal health goals for the upcoming week:

- Meditate for 10 minutes each day
- Do at least one round of Sun Salutation each day
- Journal my progress

Other goals:

- Submit at least one Examiner article
- Accomplish three work-related things from the ToDo list