Daily Archives: March 13, 2012
WORK IT OUT
I am having difficulty defining what is most important to me and why, as it seems there are several things that all overlap, or more precisely, intertwine. I think the underlying theme of it all is that I don’t want to be at the mercy of others. Specifically the corporations. I don’t want to be a victim. I don’t want to be helpless if we survive a natural disaster (tornado or power outage), and I want the liberty to make my own decisions, and to spend my time the way I see as most beneficial.
I can’t seem break free because my current cost of living is just too high, and I can’t seem to pursue a remedy to that because the demands on my time are just too many. Toil and slavery are the two words that come to mind. Nonetheless I am determined. Since all I can manage right now are baby steps, that is what I will take.
For instance, I can commit to 15 minutes to exercise in day, I may be able to do more on some days, but I can’t commit to that so 15 minutes is my goal. However I make it the most effective 15 minutes I can, so I do 15 minutes of HIIT two or three days a week. I supplement that by taking the stairs, parking farther away, etc.
So how does exercise fit in with Liberty and Resilience? My health is paramount. It is the one thing that will stay with me regardless of my circumstances. I must be in good health to stay out of the sick care system as much as possible, reduce the need for meds, enable my body to do the work it needs to do to support my lifestyle choices, and to not be burden on my family in the future.
So Here is my Road to Liberty and Resilience Action Journal:
- Tabata workout – Heart rate max=162; recovery heart rate=126
- Re-filed taxes. Actually getting a return this year and it should be enough to pay off another credit card. That’s right, no frivolous spending; there’ll be time for that once I am free.
- Spent about 30 minutes making some of the statements on my resume and linked in profile stronger