Morning Pages entry – July 20, 2014

I think I’m actually pretty close to getting another badge here on 750words, as I’m almost at 200K words written. That’s a frig of a lot of words to have written. It’s taken me around 230 days or so to get there, and I think I’ll get there either tomorrow or the next day. Not that it’s a reason to write for me anymore, but it’s still sort of a cool achievement. I’ve got to take all the little victories I can get my hands on these days. Celebrate the good stuff, and stay as positive as possible. This week, it’s back to work for real. It’s time to get stuff out there … to really get focused and disciplined on cranking out the words. Up at 6am every day. No more alcohol in the diet. If you can get 5K words done before noon or 11, or hell even 10, if you started writing by 6am, then that would be friggin fantastic. And you’d get it all done in the cooler part of the day, then you could go do some fun stuff, like paddle board, or take the dingy out for a run, or something kind of cool. You could do some work on the boat … you could basically make your life, and the lives of those around you so much better. You could see your brothers and inlaws out west on a more regular basis. That’s what life is really all about. That’s what you need to do more of. Get out there, and have some fun with the people you love and care about. That’s what writing is going to buy me. But don’t forget about doing what you love … write for the love of it. Write because it’s fun, and makes you feel good. Don’t worry about all the little shit. Write for the love of it. When you can do that everyday, in a disciplined manner, then you just get better at it. You’ll get better at it every day. Every word … every punctuation. You need to put the words down onto the page. That’s the best thing for you, and those you care about … whomever they are. So, this week, for sure, life gets better … we get disciplined, and stuff starts to happen. No more excuses, no more events or people giving you distractions and reasons not to get the work done. Even on Monday, when Karen is still here, you have to get up early, and do the work. That’s what we’re going to do. I think, you need to keep the sugar out of the diet for it to work as well. Cut your fruits down to 2 per day maximum. Say, an orange some time, and some grapes. That’s it. You need to get your carbs back down low, maybe around 50-75 grams and see how that feels. Even before the bros showed up and all the beers started flowing, I was having trouble getting up at 6am for a while here at the boat. And I think, that had something to do with me getting a bit too much sugar into the diet. Could be you weren’t doing your little morning workouts anymore. You still need, to do your plank, and your wall sits, while the bacon is cooking … need to get back at that shit. They’re just little things, but they do matter. To me, it’s like saying, a little bit of rat poison or arsenic is ok in your diet as long as you eat it in moderation. But, nobody really thinks about it that way.

TIGERBLOOD: yep DAILYMOOD: good LOCATION: bayfield boat WORDSWRITTEN: o PUSHUPS: 0 TODO: write, read, boat stuff TV: some vampire diaries BOOK:none GAME: none EXERCISE: paddleboard 2 hours WEIGHT: 170 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: avacado, mixed nuts DINNER: kababs, salad SNACKS: orange, grapes ALCOHOL: 3 glasses wine BEDTIME: 11:00 AWAKE: 8:00


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