Saturday, September 06, 2008

What have I been up to?

When it comes to life in general, I have ADD of sorts in that I can't commit to one thing for too long before it bores me and I have to move on - that is, if it's no longer stimulating or productive for me.

Do you ever find yourself comfortably drifting along in life with a normal routine, when all of a sudden - BAM! - an idea hits you and you realize you have to do it NOW or the chance may never come back? Well, that's what happened to me. One day an idea bopped me in the head and I thought, "Wow, I'm a dumba-- for not having done this, and even more of one if I don't do it NOW!" That idea was going back to school, full time, to finish my Bachelor's and move on to my Masters or Doctorate. I have about 2 years of full-time school left until my BS is attained. I figure at that point I will definitely know what post-baccalaureate education I want to pursue.

The thing about life and ideas is, I am a strong proponent that you should do them for your own reasons and when the timing is right for YOU. Heck, if I followed the leader, I may have had a degree in computer science right now, and probably would have 1 or 2 kids! Not that there's anything wrong with that, but for me my heart was not in it and that leads to a half-a-- commitment and piss-poor results! At this point in my life, I am ready to capitalize on the perfect situation God has given us, to go back full force and get that education done so I can move on in life and in my career. I start next week!

Exercise and competition-wise, I've been keeping up with workouts and eating fairly well, though I've put on more weight post-comp than I would've liked. I have some major hip problems right now, which severely limit my range of motion and restrict my flexibility laterally. Yesterday, I found a great practitioner that will address my entire neuromusculoskeletal system and I am stoked to be working with him! Once I get some movement back through his treatment and my own self-treatment, I can resume my strength and flexibility and work on some new fitness skills for next year. I want to try and compete in June of next year at the Jr. Nationals, then at Fitness Nationals in September (unless they change the dates).

I'm still personal training and writing for added income, but my focus will gradually switch to my studies and rehabilitating my body. So, that's what I've been up to lately!


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