Tonight, I went to a Last Lecture performed by Dr. Hughes at Agnes Scott. Her lecture was about happiness and positive psychology. Having never had a class with her (or any psychology class), I was introduced to the concept of flow.
Flow, a la wikipedia, is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Basically it’s the psychological state of getting so into an activity that you don’t notice the outside world. The more flow, the more happiness.
I dig flow. In fact, I dig it a lot. I get flow when I get really into a challenging video game, get lost in writing a paper, and mostly while working on my artwork.
This doesn’t have a whole lot to do with my diet, but rather my conscientious lifestyle change. I feel pretty happy now, and I think it’s because I’ve made time for myself and for flow. Now that I’m aware of it, I’m going to try to incorporate more flow into my life :).
As for working out, I redid Day 1 of Max Capacity Training because I didn’t record my original results. After doing this again, I’m actually feeling a little sore, especially in my quads and in my abs. So that you know, these numbers aren’t an average, it’s just the first round of four. I don’t think that I’m capable of doing 80 pushups in any amount of time!
I just peaked at Day 2 exercises. I’m not so looking forward to “elevated pushups.” Either way, we’ll see. Climbing again on Friday! I refuse to be sore, I demand to be fit!
Awkward diet moment: I’ve learned my social networking lesson for the day. I’ve been friends with my boss on Facebook for about three years now, and I’ve been posting entries from this blog on there. Needless to say, he asked me about it this morning, insisting that I “looked fine” etc etc. Once I explained the situation to him (he literally said “Fifteen pounds in one term??“), he became refreshingly supportive. His positive reaction was a nice surprise.
Food for today: