Saturday, November 23, 2002

We have this game we play sometimes when we gather at VBCC. It doesn't have a name that I know of--we each make up questions and write them on slips of paper, then each of us draws a question out of the bowl and you have to answer whatever question you draw. We played this game on Wednesday, and it's made me a little introspective ever since. It's a good kind of introspective, I think; one of the players got the question, "What concerns you about each of the other players?" The player's answer for me was, "There are things in your life that you know you should be doing, yet you seem unwilling to do them." This was a fair assessment, let me say that first and foremost. I know that the others from the game check in here and will read this, so I want to say that right off the bat. I only relay the story in order to set the background for why I've been "navel-gazing" for the last couple of days. (The view there isn't all that hot, BTW.) I finally called and asked for specifics; not because I felt it was an unfair statement or anything, but because there seems to be so many areas of my life that this could apply to that I wanted to know which area sparked the remark. I got my clarification, and it was an area that totally qualifies. I have gained what seems to me an incredible amount of weight in the last year, which I blame on the thyroid meds mostly, but is probably equally due to my sedentary lifestyle. Fortunately, this is something that I am planning to do something about--I joined a health club last week. The membership becomes effective on December 1st, and I have asked this person to help me as an "accountability person"--you know, to make sure I'm consistent about going and such. I'm really looking forward to going to the gym. They have yoga classes there, which are free with the membership. I plan to join one of these classes, as I think it is a form of exercise that I will be able to do and will be fun for me. I have taken ballet and belly dance lessons in the past, and really enjoy dance as a form of exercise. Yoga appeals to me because of the fluidity of motion and the serenity it seems to produce. Once I've lost some of the weight, I hope to get into some more strenuous forms of exercise as well. I'd also like to get flexible enough to try and recover some of the belly dance moves I used to be able to do that I simply can't manage now. Don't ask me why I want to do this--maybe it's all about recovering lost youth or something. I don't plan to get back into the costumes or anything (unless, of course, I end up married or something--then it might come in handy). ;^) Anyway, all this is to say that I seem to be cranking up the "New Year's Resolution" list a little early. Tomorrow I hope to get this workroom in shape for getting back to the calligraphy. Christmas is coming, after all!

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