First of all, a recap of how I did with my goals last month - I didn't make any goals last month. Wow, way to go Ryan!
Last month was kinda crazy with work, travel, being sick again, so it wasn't exactly productive. But today is a new day, so I'm moving on :)
So, April. Here's a recap with a 'grade' for each:
Ok, So moving on to June. Here's the list:
30x10 - This means I aim to do a minimum of 10 minutes of physical activity every day for 30 days. That can be calisthenics, yoga, walking, sprinting, or playing with my kids as long as it's active.
Complete Merch Udemy course - pretty self explanatory.
Track all meals - my thinking is that if I track everything I consume, eventually I'll consume less crap stuff and more good stuff. I have an evernote notebook called Food Log and each day I type in what I eat and drink and bold the bad stuff.
Read 2 books from my list - again, self explanatory. This month will be Extreme Ownership and Essentialism, book reports to come at a later date.
1 new recipe a week - means try 1 new recipe a week...
Ok, so that's June sorted. Let's see how much I get done.
When I started this blog I thought "yeah, this'll be fun, I'll get better at writing and post at least 3 times a week!!"
Yeeeeash that's not happening. I have found that I am REALLY bad at blogging consistently, both here and at my other site.
So I'm going to try something new. Instead of trying to come up with post ideas, then trying to research them, then getting bored and frustrated, then forgetting to post, then getting mad at myself for being the world's suckiest blogger...whoa that was a lot of "then"'s...I'm instead going to write simple, short, weekly journal type posts about what I've been up to that week. Or fortnight. Or month if I get REALLY lazy. And at the absolute minimum I will write one monthly post covering my monthly goals. And yes, I realise that I have not done that this month...
This month I finally bit the bullet and signed up for the Wet Shave Club.
I've wanted to try shaving with an old school safety razor for years. They're better for your skin, they cost less than buying cartridges in the long run, they need a little skill to use properly, and basically I think they're just kinda badass!! You can literally feel you testosterone levels rising while you use a safety razor...true story.
Wet Shave Club is a monthly subscription box service that sends you natural shaving supplies each month plus new blades. The first box also included a safety razor and badger hair shave brush.
I used it for the first time yesterday, and I was seriously impressed. I was a little bit worried about doing some damage to my face since I've never used one of these razors before, so I warned my wife before hand that she may hear some screaming coming from the bathroom and she shouldn't worry. But I might need her to be ready to call an ambulance in case of severe blood loss...
As I said there is a bit of skill needed to shave properly with one of these things, as well as some extra prep time compared with using a disposable to cartridge razor:
I managed to get through my first shave with no cuts, nicks or razor burn. It's safe to say that I am now a convert, no more disposables for me unless I'm in a huge rush to get to work or something. But since I only really need to shave every 3-4 days, I don't foresee that as being much of a problem. Being baby-faced has it's advantages sometimes.
If you've never tried Wet Shaving before I highly recommend it. A razor isn't expensive these days, and you can order everything you need online. The Wet Shave Club subscription box is a super easy and convenient way to get into it, and don't worry, you can cancel your subscription any time if it gets too costly.
Check out the handy-dandy instructional video below for all you wet shave newcomers.
I just got back from 4 days away in Toulouse at the ATR training center. The trip was to complete an OPC, which stands for Operator Proficiency Check (I think). We do OPC's twice a year and LPC's twice a year, and each takes 2 days in the simulator to do.
The weekend went really well. I flew with a new FO I hadn't met before, and he was very good at his job. The training portion of the simulator was VERY informative and useful, I really enjoyed that part.
There were no real hassles this weekend apart from waking up on Monday to a text message from KLM saying that our flight home had been cancelled...uh oh!! There was very thick fog in Amsterdam, which is where we were connecting through, and lots of airlines had cancellations. Luckily we got put onto a Lufthansa flight via Munich, and actually got home earlier than planned. SO I got to see my boys before they went to bed, which was nice.
I have another week off now before I get back to flying. February is going to be quite busy, but thats good, I've had it pretty easy lately!
My name is Ryan, and this is my blog.
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