When I moved into my new office at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, I decided I wanted to do something different with my desk. I thought about a treadmill desk. But after comparing expenses and levels of complexity, I decided a standing desk would be a better start. My pals at 3eWerks took the challenge, and I couldn't be more pleased. Read the full article to see how the project came together.
When I woke up on May 7, 2009, I knew I would never forget the day. I would be turning 30 in June, and I felt more like 80. I knew changes were needed, and it was time. I could not bear to wait another day. Much of that change centered around my health, but I knew little about what to do differently. So, with some funny shoes and a book, my journey began . . .
I still remember the thrill. I had a project that recurred monthly, and with each successive month, I'd leave myself a little less time to complete it. Time after time, usually with only minutes to spare, I'd finish. I felt on top of the world. I was addicted to procrastination and the adrenaline rush that came with squeezing the vice tighter and tighter. Until something popped. Sitting in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express in Boulder last May, I was expressing my frustration at missed opportunities to my coach. In his typical calm tone, he asked the question that has changed my life.
After intense Twitter and Facebook debate on procrastination last week, I'm hosting a blog roundtable on the subject. In those debates, several camps emerged: - The "I work better under pressure" group, - The "I want to stop, but I can't figure out how" group, and - The "I figured it out, and here's how" group. So here's your chance to let us know where you stand. Do you fit into one of these groups? Or do you have an entirely different perspective? Read the full post to see how you can participate.
Back in early December, I decided to make a final push towards my 2010 fitness goals. I'd maintained throughout the year, but hadn't necessarily improved - according to the most obvious metric: weight. I started the year right at 150 lbs. (after losing 45 pounds in 2009) and wanted to be at 140 by the end of the year. When I received my copy of the 4 Hour Body in the mail, I was motivated to give it one last attempt. But the main take-away I want to share has little to do with fitness. Oddly enough, last month's journey taught me a great deal about goal-setting.