In the 1990s, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, which regulates accounting practices, noticed this practice, correctly predicted the damage it would do to the economy, and then sought to curtail it. But Congress, spurred on by the lobbying efforts of major corporations, stopped the FASB in its tracks.” —
Similar in topic to previous post.
So, I’m already starting to work on my list of “resolutions” for the new year.
Firstly, I started using the LiveStrong tracker again. Not so much to count calories, although I realize that’s an important aspect of eating healthy, but just so that I have a visual of what I’m eating everyday. I’m hoping that this visual chart will help me get my eating habits in gear (which, considering I’ve now seen that I drank two shots of espresso for breakfast and ate nothing but a bag of potato chips until dinner, seems like it will do the trick).
Next is exercise: this is quite difficult for me, considering we’re in the dead of winter here in Prague, and I refuse to run outside in the cold and on the ice and snow. I used to have a free gym membership through my boyfriend’s work, but since he’s changed jobs, I’m left with only a few options. I don’t want to pay for a gym, since they are expensive here, so instead for now I am alternating between P90X, yoga, and Wii exercising at home. Still need to invest in a few things (yoga mat, stretch cords, balance ball), but for now I think it will do the trick.
Reading: I’ve started to re-read (or read, since it’s been probably 14 years) Homer’s The Iliad, to be following by The Odyssey. I often read to and from work (e-books), but I’m thinking of investing in a few real books as well to read at home.
Languages: I’m bringing the Czech books to work to study during any down time, and I’m also cranking out the Italian, since I will be going there quite often for work.
Another thing that I’d like to add to the list is less face time with the ol’ computer. I’m in front of it almost all day at work, and then I come home and do the same. I’m giving myself a little bit of a break from it, and maybe I’ll have some more time to focus on the things on my list. But I’ll still be here, just a little less each day.
And iTunes just wiped my iPod. FML. So much for less computer time. You just can’t keep me away Apple.
I hate resolutions, just because I feel like it’s setting oneself up for failure. That said, I still have a few things I’d like to work on:
-Eat healthier (obvious)
-Exercise more (another obvious)
-Become more proficient in my languages
-Take more pictures/enhance photography skills
-Make it to somewhere in Asia (even if it’s just through Istanbul)
This is a fairly basic list, and smoking’s not on it. I’ve always said I’ll quit when I’m 30 or pregnant, whichever comes first. Neither has yet, so it’s staying off the list for another year.
I’m hoping to stick with all of these, and will post the journey/results as they happen. Hopefully that will be more of a motivation for me!
Tina Fey giving financial advice
They’re your boobs. This woman is a genius.