Tuesday, November 3, 2009

You Got Goals to Get, so Get Going!

The 2 main goals that I'm currently working on are the following:
  • Completing P90x.
  • Forming a habit to read more.
I just started the P90x program yesterday. For those who don't know, it's basically a 90-day fitness program to get your body in the best shape it has ever been. Don't let my description fool you. It's a PAIN. It's not easy. I'm loving it. :)

Yesterday consisted of an hour of rotating among different types of pull-ups, push-ups, and chin-ups. That's right. One whole hour of it. I was really struggling after the halfway mark, but I pushed my way through the entire hour. The abs workout (Ab Ripper X) was right after, but I couldn't even hold myself up for some of the exercises. I decided to complete it after I got home from work.

Ab Ripper X really tries to murder you. It's only 20 minutes, but it's nonstop and it BURNS. In fact, I think I worked out more of my very upper legs than my abs. Don't exactly know why that is. Maybe I cheated? I'll try to figure it out when I'm doing it again tomorrow.

I continued today with the Plyometrics workout, but unfortunately, there is a lot of jumping around. It's not a good idea to do at 5:00am on the 3rd floor in a condo. So I will be completing this after work today.

My reading habit is definitely kickin! The biggest influence I came upon was a free e-book reader on my T-mobile G1. It's an application called Aldiko. It's linked with hundreds of free downloadable books on http://feedbooks.com. I decided to give it a short trial and downloaded a book. I completed the entire book in the same day (being about 120+ pages). It was a very relaxing and comfortable read. I decided to try it again, and again... and at the moment, I am definitely in the habit. Within the last week, I've completed 4 books and a short story:
  • "How to Disappear Completely"
  • "Black Silk"
  • "His Robot Girlfriend"
  • "The Man Who Could Not Forget"
  • "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
With this done, I was at Target and purchased "I Am America and So Can You" by Stephen Colbert. I've always wanted to read that book, but never dedicated the time. Now that I own it, maybe I'll be able to swing through it. :)

I'm not quite saying that this goal is complete. These books I've read were small in size. I'll give it a shot on some bigger books and I'll get back to ya. Who knows? Maybe I'll even give the Harry Potter series a try... *GASP*

1 comment:

  1. I saw in your profile that you like the xbox 360 as well. Was wondering if you were looking forward to or going to purchase any of the new games coming out? Seems like there's so many this year, but then again it usually gets this way during the holiday season. Well, it's great to see another blogger with a common interest... hope to keep in touch.