OK. One of my 'new year's resolutions' was to get in better shape, physically, and mentally. I also figured this would get me out more and help change my mood to be more positive.

I joined a local gym where my brother is a member about 4-5 weeks ago and have been going every day except sunday (open too late and i usually work, plus i need one day off). i actually have a schedule worked out on which muscles i work out each day and cardio is daily. i see improvement, but i'm not expecting the six pack abs, since my diet ain't changing for NOONE. lol.

I also read every day at the local coffee shop. I haven't read full books in a long time,but decided I'd start again. Well, i used my xmas gift certificate to buy 3 books. Having a fascination with historical revolutionaries, philosophers, and just influential figures in general, I got the Gandhi autobiography, Mein Kampf by Hitler (NO I do not support Nazis or what Hitler did. lol.) and the Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara. I've read the Gandhi book and am halfway through Mein Kampf, and much of the political portions of either book still goes over my head, in many instances. (Hey, I never said I was a rocket scientist. lol) I have always been of the belief that you could take the most 'evil' or 'good' person and find things you like or dislike about them/their views/their personality/etc.

What I like to do in each book is write down in a notebook when I see a point which is made that I like, philosophically or otherwise. (I hate defacing my books with highlighters). My next three books I might buy, I plan on reading Darwin's Theory of Evolution, Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible, and the Christian Bible (maybe if there is a skeptic's Annotated Bible in paperback?). I do still GROSSLY need to keep up with main events.

Part of being mentally fit is being emotionally fit (or as religious people call it 'spiritually' fit). I have so many issues in that department, it's not even funny. So, that will be harder. One of my atheist friends says he has been meditating and promotes it's merits, which I do find interesting, but I question what it actually would do for me. My social anxiety has held back emotional happiness for a long time, but that is a topic that would require a whole new post of it's own.

Anyway, I'm not sure where I'm really going with this. Or if I'm really asking a question. I guess it's just a journal about what's going on with me. Self masturbation or some junk. lol. Just posting out of boredom right now.

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Comment by Pengiko on March 7, 2009 at 12:23am
A year ago I bought me an Irispen scanner, which is perfect for taking notes from the books you're reading. You don't have to type or write down your notes. You simply puts them in a word processor or database in your computer. I just love that thing. That way you won't deface your books with highlighters. I am used to make notes of what I read, in case I need to quote it sometimes, and also because my computer is my brain now, it is a better and more reliable storage device.

I do have a question, what do you mean by social anxiety?



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