January 26, 2012

1/12th of 2012 Already Done

So where've I been and what happened to all the talk about games? Well, I've been sicker than I can recall ever being with a cold for almost two weeks. It's not often I'm sick enough to be off from work for more than a day, let alone an entire week. I wasn't able to complete my workout program and haven't been doing much beyond sleeping, drinking copious amounts of tea and water, and lying mostly-comatose on a couch or bed. I'm finally back at work and generally alive again, albeit still packing a cough that might pass as a worthy mating call to local, lonely albatross (albatrosses, albatrossi?). It'll be at least a week before I test myself out in any kind of rigorous activity, which will likely mean restarting the 9-week program on easy.

As for gaming, I really haven't done any. I cancelled the Monday night board gaming at the beginning of January due to a confluence of general lack of interest (although I have to thank William for being a regular attendee / interested party) and frustration. I was just tired of trying to organize yet another thing. I do it at work, in my band, with my family and even with the VS group (which I must happily admit, doesn't require much organizing at this point). Having another thing on Mondays to send out invites for, pick games to play, familiarize myself with rules, get snacks and clean the house for each week just stopped being fun when people aren't answering or unable to come more often than not.

January's almost over, so I'm just going to concentrate on getting things sorted out for me. The rest of you can look after yourselves I hope!

January 10, 2012

Better Health Through Gaming - Weeks 6 thru 10

Not stellar by any stretch. As I mentioned previously, my schedule sucked and my motivation seriously took a nosedive. Following my very brief 4-day Christmas break I also caught a very tenacious cold which I'm finally almost rid of.

I've found another interesting bug (at least I think it's a bug) in the software I'm using. If you miss a workout, and then go back and do it on a later date, it actually puts it as done on the original date, and not the date you actually did it. That's going to through my tracking way off, as I've been doing some current workouts plus some catch up workouts. I'm going to try doing a few more of each and see if my hypothesis proves correct before posting up any more statistics.

January 05, 2012

Happy 2012

I don't quite know how this year is going to shape up just yet. I've got some changes planned, which may or may not impact this blog and my gaming habits. For now I'm not setting any rigid goals, plans or (gasp) resolutions. Too many people try to change too many things all at once at the beginning of a new year, and I've been guilty of doing so myself. The keys to lasting changes are small, obtainable sub-goals that add up to a cumulative result. Without a well-defined and realistic goal firmly in mind, one is doomed to failure.

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and is looking forward to 2012. I certainly am, whatever it brings me.