I’ve decided to become a fit fella, and learn how to appropriately work out, and do all that neat stuff
In short… I am GROSSLY unfit, and weak, and quite fat. I would very much like to lose all this weight, and get some permanent life wins in the process.
Recently, I met up with an old friend from my Polytech days (Zimbardoex), who has been really into fitness for a while. I’ve always wanted to give fitness a reasonable go, but this, along side being encouraged with some friends from work has really led me to drive myself, and discipline myself to be better
Anyone who has ever looked in my direction knows that I am not a very goal oriented person. A hero of mine, my grandad, once told me that he had never seen a sucessful person set goals; they just do the thing and get the outcome. I usually subscribe to this philosophy, but for such a long term activity, I think it is reasonable to set some goals here.
- Be able to run a km in 6mins before July, and 5:30 before the end of the year
- Be able to pace myself when running to keep a consistent pace that isn’t making me keel over every 3 mins
- Bench press 55KG
- Lower my weight down to 85KG
- Be fit enough to complete in some casual running events
- look like this:
One of the factors that I have found helpful in the first wee bit has been using a smart watch to track dumb shit like Heart Rate and O2Vol. I think it’s tricking my mind into gamifying exercise, but hey, I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth. I have a Garmin Forerunner 945, which is serving me well, as it provides music to me, so I don’t have to worry about my phone slipping out of my pocket and onto the deadlift mat (It happened twice…) I got some Sony WF1000XM4 earbuds also since my big headphones come off very quick in a run. They sound good, have good battery life and are durable (One was dropped from an overbridge onto a main road about 10m below)
I am intending on picking up some new running/gym shoes soon as well since my current ones are literally falling apart at the seams, but it’s always hard to justify taking a longer lunch break for this sorta shit. Might just bite the bullet and go in on a weekend to pick some up /shrug
whinge.town is dead. I don’t know how to fix it. Shout out to @p for the help, but unfortunately, if it’s gonna be fixed, it probably wont be me doing the fixing. It’s well beyond my paygrade, and I really don’t want to take up other peoples time with it. Would obv give all the keys over to p or graf or sjw should they wanna help, but it’s taken up 100+ hours of my time already, and I just don’t know anymore.
I have been cutting down on vidya. I played rogue for the start of WoW Dragonflight, and quickly realized the level of mastery required to play it effectively. I cannot really commit much time to wow at the moment, so i probably just get one key per week done, even though I absolutely adore Dragonflight, and all the cool dungeon mechanics this time around
I have been playing alot of valorant with friends, but the game isn’t as fun as it used to be and is mostly a medium for me to be a public nuisance; which is fun
TV Shows and Movies
Still haven’t finished Part 6 of Jojos. I just haven’t been in the mood to watch it for some reason… It isn’t through a lack on interest.
I have started watching breaking bad, its pretty good. Certainly lives up to the hype that was maintained up until 2021
I am still watching alot of the simpsons while I eat and am still finding it funny
I am sorry for disappearing for 11 months, but realistically I doubt anyone reads these. If you have read this far… Please thank @firstname.lastname@example.org for taking me in as a refugee. Love that man
See you hopefully sooner than in 11 months again :^)
Keep your realities separate...lunarised_