Thanks to my new subscription with Audible.com combined with the hours I spend in my car in LA traffic, I’ve become quite the avid “reader.” I get to listen to all sorts of audiobooks on subjects that interest me that I would normally never make time for.
Which is why I can happily report that I “read” “The Inner Game of Tennis” finally after it being on my to-read list for the better part of 5 years. And I had no idea what to expect. I don’t even remember what inspired me to put it on the list. But I do know that I enjoyed it. It breaks down your mind into two different selves and lets you learn how to better trust yourself… but shutting your other self up.
It’s more than that. And the focus is, obviously, through the game of tennis and through athletics. But I found it invaluable for the creative world, too. I find most lessons from athletics highly valuable in my creative career.
I’ll probably re-read it ASAP just to get it all better in my head. And because holiday traffic in LA gets almost unbearable, so it’s nice to be productive while driving.
Alright. Here’s the deal. I’m gonna start working out again to achieve the best body I can. Why? Because I’m vain and I work in an industry where looks matter.
I want to get strong, lean, and look like a badass. But not a body-builder woman, just a badass. Like, when you google “athletic hot chick,” I’m the first thing to come up. Which could be an SEO issue, but you get me.
I took my measurements this morning. Everything except my weight (arguably the most important weight-loss measurement, I realize). But won’t have a scale for a couple weeks so everybody just get over it.
I took pictures this morning. I’m gonna do that every day. You won’t see them until I’ve made progress. Why? See sentence three of the first paragraph. Vanity. I won’t let you see it until I’m satisfied.
What I will do, however, is post my workouts and personal reactions here. Along with some vlogs and other pics and whatnot. Everything will be honest and from the heart. And hopefully, on occasion, from the ass, too, because I’ve got plenty of that body part to spare at the moment.
I’m not trying to inspire people. Those blogs already exist. If you want to hear about people losing tons of weight and turning their lives around, go elsewhere. There are lots of those.
I am trying to entertain through pain. I workout a little bit right now. I have a pretty stable body and eat pretty well. All in all average. And now I want an above-average body and that’s gonna require a lot of work.
Join me as I complain about it every step of the way.