Nope no at all. Great ideas all of them but not working out the way I had envisioned them to.
All the plans of mice and men come to nought without engagement and follow through.
I had a grand time creating the plans and making the lists but when it came down to it I have not followed through on them at all.
Almost no exercise, my diet is a joke.
Again I could make all the excuses in the world but I am not doing the things that I need to do for my physical and mental health.
When the mental is good I do the physical so I need to do my meditation and watch the foods that exacerbate the mental things and consume then things that will lessen them. Deliberately not going into details here because ‘reasons’.
On another note I have been getting creative work done. WOO!!
I’ve completed roles for 2 audio drama podcasts (1 live now 1 in development). I’ve also completed some sound design things and am working hard on a couple others (sorry nothing publicly available at the moment)
So the accountability wagon is not playing nice with me.
I keep falling the heck off.
So this weekend I’m going to delineate my goals for the next few months.
Once I have that done I’ll be able to better have an idea of where I want to go as well as a plan on moving in that direction.
One of the things that I have set out to do is to do more work with audio production. Which I have had the piece I worked on go live today so I am moving in the right direction.
Read one chapter in marketing book: Another chapter consumed
Track Calories: Tracked the fuel intake and had a 400 cal restriction.
Walk 30 minutes: Got that out of the way right after work.
Meditate 5 minutes: Hey I did this while ‘resting’ from the walking.
Practice typing for 15 minutes: Worked on this. Have to pay more attention to not paying attention to typing if I want to improve.
Work on unfinished Audio Drama Project: Yeah about this one… the evening sort of got away from me tonight so it’s a fail on this task
Read one chapter in marketing book: I did this. If I want to transition into a lifestyle where my creativity pays the bills I NEED to learn the principles and how to apply them.
Track Calories: I tracked them all and resisted junk food again. I need to lose about 100lb to leave obesity behind. Diet will play a large part in that.
Lift weights: I started a 5×5 free weight program. My goal with the weight lifting is to hit 3 benchmarks. 250 lb bench press. 350 lb squat. 450 lb dead lift.
Meditate 5 minutes: I used the 5 minute mindfulness bell again.
Practice typing 15 minutes: According to the software I am using I have learned all the keys (not counting numbers and symbols) in just 2 days. About 35 wpm with < 5% error rate at the moment. The goal is 50 wpm.
Work on unfinished Audio projects: I put in about 45 minutes on my project. I have the main levels done and most of the SFX. This one should be ready to put to bed in a day or two. Then on to the next thing.
Practice Typing 15 minutes a day
Meditate 5 Minutes a day
Walk 30 min 4 + Days a week
Lift weights 2 – 3 Days a week
Track calories. Bring food to work, no junk food at work.
Record, produce and post 1 Audio demo per month
Work on unfinished Audio production projects at least 30 minutes a day
Read 15 minutes on book from list daily
This is still a work in progress but I will be taking action starting tomorrow morning on it. I took action tonight by making a goal list and starting on the task list. 🙂
Well that was unexpected. I wasn’t planning to stop posting I just forgot one day then didn’t make a list and well I’m sure you get the idea.
I’ve changed things up a bit with regard to everything.
I’m exercising 3x a week 2x on the days I exercise. 30 minutes steady state(ish) fasted cardio in the morning. Then 30(ish) minutes of weight lifting after I get home from work. So I get 2 sleep cycles between exercise days which should help with the recovery. Before I was doing cardio on the off days or every day so only 1 sleep cycle. Since I’m just getting back on the exercise wagon (again) I want to give myself the extra recovery and jump-start the whole process.
30 minutes walking at 2.7mph average this morning
5 x 5 @65lbs Barbell squats, 5×5 @45lbs Barbell overhead press, 1 x 5 @135lbs Dead-lift
2519 calories consumed (119g fat, 246g carbs, 91g protein. 10 g alcohol)
Meditated after the morning walk.
Research on Audio production continues.
I’m still working on my outline even though NaNoWriMo has started. I want to finish something that has some remote resemblance to a first draft and not just ‘win NaNo’ this time. I’ve won Nano a few times but I will not consider showing those manuscripts to anyone (yes they are that bad and worse).
The new creative thing is on the back back burner for the time being as I need to really focus on audio production and voice over with writing on the side. Well on top of the day job that is.
Almost forgot THIS YouTube channel is giving me a bunch of helpful coping strategies!
Well things went a bit sideways today. I now have 2 new projects on the table, 1 VO and 1 audio production.
Track calories not so much today
Write 250 works: Didn’t happen
Watch tutorial on video editing: Check, I’ll need to degrade the importance of the video editing for the time being and focus on audio production tutorials.
Edit Narration Demos: Nope, ran out of time.
Make list for tomorrow: Check (I totally didn’t stop typing and write out the list)
Accountability post: Check