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Four-week reflections

I suppose it would be a good time to reflect now that I have completed four straight weeks of Rock month. I have stuck to the diet, I have stuck to the exercise programme and I have managed (so far) to stay sane being a husband, a father and a workazoid. I have achieved a fair amount of physical activity as well as clocked a lot of milestones in work and in my private life, as well as with our different business ventures. I have three days of the month of July left before it’s over.

But this is not the end of the programme, just the beginning.

However, seeing as I am reflecting, I’ve revisited my first post on Patreon about why I should do this. One paragraph read:

That’s the other reason I’m doing this, is to see if I can work harder and stay more disciplined. No alcohol, no snacks – just this meal plan, exercises and a month of high productivity is the goal.

Patreon blog, July 1, 2019.

I think I have achieved this for the most part. If I’m honest, I think I am working harder than most people I know, on various levels. But it’s not as hard as I can work… and that’s why this is just the beginning of this third quarter of 2019.

Sunday: This morning I had to juggle a few things around and so rather than the usual run home from church, I clocked in an early morning run after last night’s cheat meals and tequila (thanks Leandra). I must just say that it was oh-so-pleasant to run in the morning sunlight. We then meandered to the morning church meeting and afterwards I went to get Tam’s phone screen fixed. This afternoon was a leisurely affair with our friends Eloff and Jeanette who we haven’t seen in a long time and who we really needed to braai with… so we duly did.

I am positive about the next two months. Towards the end of September, I will be on holiday and also I am turning 38. At that age, I’m not aiming for six packs and island holidays… far loftier: my goal is that I am more disciplined and focussed than I have ever been before. For me, there have been seasons in my life where I have achieved a monumental amount. I want to clock all that in this next period.

So… let’s go.

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