Monday, October 18, 2021

back to work

First day back in the office. It was my Korean coworker's birthday, so I had a slice of birthday cake, thus throwing any attempt at getting back to keto out the window (in my defense, I started off well, having keto burgers for lunch using Joe Duff's bagel recipe; the bagels, when you make six of them, are the perfect size for my burger patties). I'll still do my 10K walk once I leave the office, though, so at least there's that.

Much of today was spent simply getting my head back in the game. I had left the office, in September, with a mountain of proofreading yet to do, so that's what I did all day today, and it's what I'll be doing for the next few days until I finally reach a point where I can generate new material for the next project. 

It's a fasting day tomorrow, though, so that ought to start making up for the excesses of today. It's a stairs day tomorrow, too, but I'm restarting slow and easy, doing only half a staircase tomorrow and Thursday, a full staircase on Saturday (or Sunday, depending on how big of a walk I do on Saturday), then I'll be back to 1.5 staircases next week. Same goes for resistance-band work—I'll be doing only half-sets this week, then going back to full sets next week. Meanwhile a fitness-nerd friend of mine in Qatar sent me a PDF for a Navy SEAL workout program, which I'll be looking into and adapting to my needs and abilities, but that's more of a next-year thing than a right-away thing. More on the SEAL program later; I've only barely begun to read the PDF, but it's already interesting as it promises a no-gym routine.

Anyway, it's good to be back in the office and earning money again, but more and more, I think I want to be my own boss, so I'll continue to work quietly and intensively on my writing projects, and we'll see how that goes. I had a brainstorm about a book a couple months ago, and I'm talking with some people about how to make this book happen. More on that later.

1 comment:

John Mac said...

Back to the real world is more like it. Still, yours seems more interesting than most with lots of options for the future. Good luck following those paths.