Shake it up

Hello, World!

So, I promised you a fitness update and then left you hanging, didn’t I?

Well, I have learned three important things:

First, Body Groove rocks. I love the workouts, I love the dancing and the music is terrific. The leader of the workouts, Misty Tripoli, is fun and funny and simply stellar. I recommend these workouts to anybody who is bored or looking for something a little easier or just looking to shake things up.

Second, and as much fun as Body Groove is, it’s not enough for me. It’s easy to do the workouts because they are a lot of fun to do — it seems to me that I said that before — but I miss the strength work I used to do. So, I am sticking with Body Groove but I will use it to mix up my exercise regimen.

Third, and probably most important, you can’t just exercise if you want to lose weight.

Duh!
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It’s just just just just what I do

Hey, look! I’m posting again and it’s not even June yet!

So …

When last we left our intrepid fitness fetish wanna-be, she had managed to undo the patient work of six months and regain 75% of the weight she had lost …

I lost track of how many times I came in here and talked about how I was going to pick myself up, dust myself off, and get back to it. And I would, too, for a few days. Then it was back to my permanent appearances on Sloth TV. I don’t really know what my problem was but it doesn’t matter. I’m not here to make excuses for myself.

I’m here to share with you the neato-nifty new workout program I’ve found that seems to be working for me, if “working for me” can be translated into “inspiring me to actually workout regularly and even enjoy it”.
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Take your time

It’s looking like I’m going to post approximately every six months, whether I have anything to say or not.

It’s the last day of the year and I have spent many years doing the Janus thing about now: looking back and looking forward. I could do that today, too, but I’m not in the mood.

This has been a pretty good year for me, as years go. Not perfect, of course. No such thing in this life. But 2018 was a pretty good year. I got things done. I moved forward.

To be honest, though, I’m a lot more interested in the year I have ahead of me.
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I have journeyed farther

It hasn’t been a month yet since I got back from Spain. I’m still transcribing and translating interviews. It’s tedious work but I got a bunch of good stuff that I am looking forward to analyzing.

Meanwhile, I’m pondering being a third-year.

When I return to UNC next month, I will be entering my final year of course work. I will spend fall semester writing applications for grants to fund my dissertation research. I will spend spring semester preparing for and taking my comprehensive exams.

Once I’m done with all that, I will be admitted to candidacy or what they call ABD. Stands for All But Dissertation.

All of which reduces to this: I’m getting closer and closer to my goal of earning my Ph.D. by May 2021.
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