Magic Fork

I eat too fast!  It’s a fact.  When I was a child it was a race to eat your potatoes and get a second helping before my brothers finished them off.  If something tasted horrible like squash (SHUDDERS!) you would start by shoveling as much as you could and choke it back before you tasted it.  After that it was long hard struggle to wash the taste out of your mouth and then somehow take another bite.  Once we got a dog some of the super time stress was reduced as Blackie the dog could be counted to eat anything.

New Year’s Resolutions

Bah Humbug! I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  I have found that I work best setting daily goals and assessing how I did as I wait to fall asleep each night.  If I feel I came up short on a day then I try to push a little more the next day.  If that doesn’t happen, I’m fine with it I just start fresh and forget the past.  I know it seems like the slackers life plan but it works for me.  I find even weekly goals are too far away and vacuous.  Using visual representations for my goals like a gold star for each job completed or a monetary reward just doesn’t grab me.  I can be a competitive person in the moment and that can help me in a tough workout but generally I don’t care who wins the race or gets the prize.  Don’t think that didn’t drive some of my coaches crazy. My daily goal is just to stay in my healthy routine and once the routine is solid experiment with some additions or subtractions.  When things got too far off the rails go back to the basics and get the routine running solid again.