I was listening to the new Billie Eilish album today in the car. I heard it was good and I wanted to give it a try. Not just to find something to enjoy but to find an opinion on it. This gave me a realization. When I write posts on this blog, I just do things that I normally do. But in addition to the action, I try to form a complete, coherent opinion about it. Then I write it down here and I magically feel productive.
That kinda weirds me out a little bit. Giving my opinion like this makes me feel accomplished. I have a couple theories. One, this is what content creation is. I am forming something new from nothing. Sure, Billie Eilish made her album and that’s a piece of content. But a review of that album is also content (probably not nearly as good as the content that conceived it though). Like I said, this thought is just weird to me. Two, by adding an obligation or sense of work to things I enjoy, that adds a new layer of meaning. Instead of just enjoying an ice cream, I add a mental exercise of how I enjoy it, and what specifically about the ice cream is so good. Again, that’s a weird thought to me. I guess that means I’m weird.
This marks the third or fourth week my weight has stagnated between 170 and 175 pounds. However, I ate out a lot this past week. When I did this in the past, my weight spiked up to 175. This time, I went up to 173 only. This makes me wonder if I will be able to hit a new low this coming week as I am back in Maryland and plan to eat home cooked meals again.
A big reason why I was able to maintain my weight despite eating out was due to the exercise I put in. I have been starting to specialize my routines based on where I am. If it’s a work day in Maryland, I go to Muay Thai. If it’s a weekend in Maryland, I’ll do some pyramids. If I’m in New York, I’ll use some machines at the gym. Last week, I concentrated a lot on my back. Frankly, I think it’s falling behind the rest of my body and I need to keep my proportions even XD.
The budget goal for April is looking really grim. I’m currently sitting at $319.53. I reflected in my last post on how there really aren’t too many tips or tricks I’ve learned. When you go out to eat, you’re kinda stuck in that situation. When I’m not eating with friends, I still cook for myself, and you and I have bared witness to the result. After three months, this method just doesn’t work for the goal I set. However, I’m going to keep this goal in order to continue to push myself. If I make my new budget goal $800, I know that giving myself that wiggle room will likely mean I spend $1000 instead.