Firstly, a question – is this just me or what? I finished my uni degree around 10 years ago yet whenever I get my HECS statement, the debt never seems to change. I’m paying a major slab of my weekly wage off my substandard tertiary education so you think it’d be paid off by now. I don’t even know when HECS statements come out but I’ll be checking mine very carefully this year.
I’m resting my foot today but going to try running tomorrow. I figure if I start running and it hurts, I’ll stop. You can’t get more scientific than that.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before but I have a new goal in life. I’m going to Japan. Oh yeah. It’s going to be so awesome. I’ve wanted to go to Japan all my life. My primary school had two Japanese dolls in tradional costume in the foyer and I used to spend hours looking at them and dreaming (okay, they were outside the principle’s office and I had to sit there because I was in trouble… but you get the idea).
I never thought I could ever afford to travel to Japan but, about a month or so ago, I got talking to a guy who said it’s quite cheap now. After checking out the airfares on Jetstar and some of the backpacker places, I really think it’s doable. Japanese recession – I love you!
My next step is to learn Japanese. I’ve picked up quite a bit watching Japanese teen dramas but I’m not sure how much of that I’ll use in everyday conversation.
As for weight loss goals, I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. When I first started losing weight, I had a set figure in mind. A definite end point. I think one of the things that hinders my motivation at the moment is that I no longer have that.
What I’ve been thinking is that instead of seeing that as a negative or trying to create some artificial deadline, I need to look at the long term. It’s easy enough to say that you are changing your lifestyle, not going on a diet but then get caught up in a cycle you can’t maintain.
The reality is that there is no endpoint.