It's been about 3 weeks and I've made slight progress in some of my goals and not much in others.
In a way some of these goals have evolved.
1. Lose 15 pounds: I don't think I've lost much if any weight since I've gotten here. I have done some mental masturbation about how to eat healthy and stuff which in it's own right will be very useful but I've mainly eaten what I've wanted, when I've wanted, and been mostly sedentary if you don't count the walking we do here.
I've realized this goal entails a lot of goals so I will not break it down better.
1a. Learn how to count calories (buy a scale, measure meals, learn what's best for me)
1b. Join a gym which I will be doing tomorrow. I need to find a workout that works for me and stick with it as well.
1c. Find something physical outside the gym I enjoy doing. Sports and fun have always been my primary motivators in life. I actually am pretty sure I went to college halfway just to continue my lacrosse career and learn more. I don't play any more but I love rock climbing, swimming, and just goofing off playing football and stuff. If I found some fun in play that would be the most motivating thing for me.
2. 15 more articles on my blog
I'm doing pretty well on this. I think I have written 3 articles in 3 weeks. One was about getting here, one was about getting lost, and another was a simple copy paste of William Blake quotes with a brief introduction.
I have planned an article on the cost of living in Colombia for me so far that will include the conversion rates of the peso to USD and Euro. I also would like to do a post on the Tiger Paw hostel that we hang out at a lot. I have a few more rough ideas and drafts I've messed around with. I have to still do a report for each of the 5 books I read for the job, update my family and friends on just how things are going (probably do it once a month), and an article about what I've been learning so far here. I have plenty of time though and I'm not worried about it at all. This should be one of the easiest of my goals as I could type stuff online forever...
3. Get comfortable Meditating for 30 minutes
Since being here I've meditated 5 times. The first was for 10 minutes the other 4 were for 15. It is challenging but also very rewarding. I would really like to make it more of a habit and get up to 30 minutes. I think I'm off to a nice start here.
4. Become highly conversational in Spanish
I've been making slight moves towards this. Me and Halo have gone out 2 weeks in a row and tried to talk to people on saturday night as much as possible. We need to be more focused about it. We have all also hired a tutor and I've had 2 lessons. I need to be more focused doing my homework and studying though.
4b. Learn the Metric System and Celsius conversion rates
5. Minimal if any pornography.
We'll work on it...
I'd like to add a few more goals and they might branch out like the first one did as well.
6. Work on my time management
7. Improve my writing
8. Read 5-10 books in 6 months (aiming low I think)
8a. Atlas Shrugged
8b. Buddah's Brain
9. At least 2 cup of green tea with no sweetener every single day.
(05-20-2012 12:56 PM)Edmond Dantès Wrote: done...
...And it was absolutely incredible. We flew for about half an hour, we did a looping and I even flew the aeroplane a few seconds by myself.
Here some photos
Edmond, those are awesome. Do you fly often?