I don't know about you, but I am in a constant state of self-improvement. It's not that I'm unhappy with myself, but that I feel I can always be better.
My current improvements are centered around exercise, cooking, knitting, reading, my spiritual life and my future.
Actually, reviewing the list I just typed, I realize none of these are new, I'm always trying to improve myself in these arenas. Well, darn, if that isn't a discouraging revelation. You'd think I would have nailed at least one of these by now.
- Exercising? This has been a part of my life since my 20's. I've tried all kinds of exercise for various amounts of time. I think I get bored. Currently, the 30-Day Shred is my exercise challenge. That's where the panting comes in. I did day 11 today, the first day of Level 2. Can I share that I really suck when it comes to cardio exercises? I love strength training and am determined to nail those abdominal workouts because of that horrible middle-aged belly fat, but cardio? I think I'm going to have a heart attack.
- Cooking? I got bored making the same old dinners back in January and have been going through the recipe box trying new, enticing meals. It's a lot of work.
- Knitting? I love it, I've been doing it for six years, I'm still slow. On the needles currently is a cabled men's winter hat, a prayer square, a purse, a pair of socks and a shawl. Projects demanding to be started include a second cabled hat, another prayer square, an afghan, a tote bag, a baby blanket and a summer sweater. Maybe I need to give up on the cooking thing so I can pick up speed in the knitting thing.
Enough of this. I'll pick up on the other three topics next Monday.
Is there anyone else out there who can't leave well enough alone and keeps trying to remodel themselves? Share your story so that I'll know I'm not alone.