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Rigid (health and the like)

Since it's the beginning of the month, and September notoriously has 30 days in it, I feel it's THE perfect time to kickstart my habit-forming month.

Habits (and schedule) I'm trying to develop:
~brushing my teeth (read toward the end of my wordy entry in my health-tracking journal sailor_diello regarding why).
~getting up with the FIRST alarm (and stretching) so I can make breakfast and don't have to rush out the door.
~practicing the violin EVERY day (I've been majorly slacking)
~strict exercise routine (check my other lj for how the first session went yesterday, if you want).
~reading every night (gotta remember to set deadlines for finishing books, too).
~and actually keeping the schedule I made for myself.

And learn to split my hobbies up throughout the week. I've been doing just sewing, and it's so involved that I moved the machines into the living room so I can watch tv. I think I wouldn't need to do that if it was just once a week or so. I can sew a skirt or something small in just a couple of hours, max. But what's got me chained right now is a dress. Trying my first dress! Welcome to Night Vale themed!! There's a lot happening - lots of parts, lots of irreversible mistakes... so after I finish this dress (and three skirts, and two hand towels I've been sitting on, which can be done in a day), I'm splitting my hobbies.

I've been drinking a lot more water the past couple of weeks and I think my bladder is finally starting to relax about it.

My legs are so sore from yesterday's (first official) workout. I felt pain in my hamstring doing lunges (and so switched to assisted lunges) and thought I was done for, but was able to walk it off, and it didn't hurt when I did squats. I'm SO out of shape that I have decided to work chiefly with bodyweight before going back to my free-weights. Ideally, I'd like to get the strength back in my knees, and gain strength in my arms enough to do a pullup (it's apparently a totally different set of muscles doing bench-presses with a barbell weighing 50 lbs, because that's not a huge problem (though, like I said, not going back to that right away), while doing a simple pushup or preacher-curls is TOUGH. What the fuck, arms?!

Speaking of sewing, though, instead of marathoning shows, I've decided a few nights to dent my movie watch list and have watched a bunch of movies and counting.

Doot-da doot-da doot, the end.


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Sep. 2nd, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
I hope you'll show the dress once you are done with it :)

Heh, I usually only use bodyweight, following the whole pilates-tradition. But that also reminds me that I *need* to do something. Once it gets cooler. The very idea of moving in that heat makes me almost faint ...
Sep. 2nd, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thankfully, I have enough room in the air-conditioned bedroom to exercise. Once it gets cooler, which should be around the time I'm ready to move onto extra weights, I'll be moving back into the living room where my barbell and weights are located ;)
Sep. 2nd, 2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
Cheers for getting more organized about your well-being!
Sep. 2nd, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
Gonna kill my printer with calendar and schedule stuff to tape all over my house ;)
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