April 9th, 2002

Roman

weirdness this morning

This morning I was unable to get on the web. I tried through both isps I have and neither worked. I am trying to figure this out. That was at home. I will see if anything has changed when I get home and restart the computer (I did restart it this morning, too). I couldn't post to livejournal either. It's as if I were not online, something was confused. Yet I did retrieve email.
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Roman

can't wake up

I am nodding off. I can't focus. I'll go to lunch soon and that should help. But after work I plan to hit the gym and I don't really look forward to that. It isn't comfortable enough yet to be doing these things on these machines. But only time will help that. Time at the gym. Later is a planning commission meeting that could get longish.
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Roman

Is any time my own?

Of course all of my time is my own. It just seems like it's going elsewhere when it actually is for my benefit. Planning Commission meeting tonight, gotta go right now. I have barely had time to do some decluttering, showering, dressing, after doing time at the gym. Just this one more thing. It will be okay, then I can relax. And I will. I am awake now, anyway. That's something.
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Roman

free tonight

I was released from bondage at about 7:10 tonight. That commission just whipped through the items. They were on the last regular item when I left, just had business to do after that. I went upstairs to grab some lettuce I kept forgetting. Greg had brought it in yesterday because a friend gave him a bunch of lettuce from his garden. On my way home, I figured why not stop at the grocery store to get some friends for the lettuce? So I did. And then home, put stuff away, changed into night clothes.

This housecleaning thing I am doing. It's based on the "SHE" system that I discovered and used several years ago. It worked then, for a while, but somehow I slipped out of the habits and was back where I began. Only this time instead of a box full of index cards, I get about fifteen email reminders every day. That's how it works. A mailing list. Plus a web site that defines things, offers direction, suggestions, and encouragement. All this and more at flylady, and all free.

The web site has an overwhelming following. I AM NOT ALONE. Oh, I knew that, of course, but here I can even chat with others if I am so inclined. I'm not, yet.
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Roman

making it at the gym

At the gym this aft, I sat on a bike for twenty minutes, watching people in between the times I checked the stats on the machine. There was one woman there, of indeterminate age, who had a certain approach. She would get on a machine, do a few reps of whatever it was, maybe up to ten or twelve, then sit there for a break. Only her breaks were way longer than anyone else's. She would sit there five or ten minutes, just looking around. And after that often just get up and go somewhere else, to another machine or to wander a bit.

It seemed like several people there had no actual exercise plans. They just happened upon a machine, did a few reps rapidfire, got off, looked around, grabbed another. Seemed random. This woman, though, I couldn't quite figure. I thought maybe she was there really to attract attention, although she didn't tend to chat anyone up. Maybe she wants attention but isn't one to start the conversation, just figures if she is on a machine long enough someone will eventually talk to her.

Cardio folks get on the treadmills, stairsteppers, or bikes with books or magazines and grind away quietly. I wonder if they do anything else. I like the exercycles myself because of the choices of workouts, the adjustability of the bike, the quietness of it. The reasons the gym bikes are better than home bikes.

Although I will admit I have been tempted to look more closely at Bowflex. This thing actually is good, is highly rated by muscle magazines, for those who are sufficiently motivated to do the moves correctly. Not now but if I have to leave the gym I will think about it more.
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