09/23/19

I completely forgot to update this all last week. Nothing major really happened. I tried going to the gym in the morning, and found that I didn’t have the energy to push as hard as I need to to actually accomplish anything.

So I am back to nights. I pushed pretty damn hard last night.

This past Friday night I went to see “It: Part 2”, by myself. It was really nice doing something for myself, by myself. I enjoyed the movie as well. It was nice seeing men in a movie, expressing emotions besides anger. There were men crying, showing legit fear, and telling their friends they love them.

-GASP-

Oh, and I don’t remember if I posted about my corn snake on here or not, and I don’t feel like looking back to see if I did, but long story short…I bought a corn snake that I have wanted for 25 years. Well…it got out of it’s tank because of a stupid design in the Zoo Med Creature cages, where they have a hole built into then for running cables. A hard to see, small hole…perfect sized for a baby corn snakes to get out.

That pissed me off…

But I refuse to be without the snake I have wanted for 25 years, so I ordered another one…and got a cage for it that is escape proof. I am still hoping I find the first, and if I do…cool, but I have low expectations on that as my house was built by toddlers and has large gaps in the baseboards…perfect for baby snakes to go into and be lost forever.

Just ask Skarsgard, the first corn snake this house ate…

Anyway, that is all for now. Nothing major happening. Working out, working on improving myself mentally and physically, and working on small projects that get me out of the house more.

I will do a philosophy post or something very soon.

Until then, remember,

There is more to life than paying bills and dying.

-Luke

Improvement

So, I have been hitting the gym. I didn’t break any records or hit any personal bests. I actually don’t think that will happen until I invest in some good shoes. These $25 Walmart gym shoes are not cutting it. So…I am on the search for good shoes.

Also, I decided to start working out in the morning (started today), so I have to adapt to getting up earlier as well.

Not much else is going on. I have been babysitting for extra cash, and I enjoy it. I want to pay off as much of my credit card debt as I can before Christine moves out. I CAN afford this place solo, but it will be easier not paying out $300 a month in minimum payments.

I have made some headway in my “No more Mr. Nice Guy” breaking free exercises. I started doing the exercises in an actual journal. It is helping. I need to listen to the book again. And again. And again. Really burn it into my mind.

I also did something for myself. I bought a snake that I have wanted since I was 13 years old. I saw an adult Bloodred corn snake, and I wanted it. It was so pretty.

This is what they look like.

They are not crazy expensive now, but I just never got around to getting one. My buddy Adam had one at his shop, and I saw it…and I said “Heck with it…” and bought him.

Here is Ragnar.

As they age, they lose their pattern.

He is very bitey and skittish, but he will tame down.

And now, no more animals. Debt elimination is the goal, as well as continuing the self improvement.

Remember,

There is more to life than paying bills and dying.

-Luke

Sorry about that.

I know, I didn’t blog last week. It was a rough one mentally. Monday I didn’t feel good and skipped the gym. Wednesday I went alone and pushed too hard. I was at 0.92 miles at 15 minutes. Getting so close! I did 3 sets of 10 at 758 lbs on the leg press, and boy are my quads sore…which made me skip Friday. Add to that the fact that Christine’s car died and I am letting her use mine for work, and I am just mentally worn out. We are trying to find her something quickly, but in a decent price range and that will last her at least a year…is great, especially when no one returns your dang messages!

Such is Facebook marketplace.

Anyway, I will do better next week. I need to rethink my dietary things as well. Low carb is ok, but my mind is changing a lot when it comes to the suffering of animals and factory farming. I can’t condone it anymore. (Not that I ever did. I just turned a blind eye…)

I am thinking Monday-Friday vegetarian, and weekends I allow myself some humanely raised meat. Meat from local grass-fed farms, that were humanely slaughtered. Or I say screw it and go full vegetarian.

Stoicism has greatly impacted the way I think about killing and eating conscious creatures for sustenance.

Maybe it is just part of me rethinking my place in this world, and discovering more about who I really am. Who knows? I will figure it out.

Anyway, until next time,

There is more to life than paying bills and dying.

-Luke