It has been over 2 years, 2 months, and 27 days, if anyone was counting, since I’ve graced my own my page with new written content. I’m always putting material up via twitter (@jacobkthomas) and on Instagram (@jacobkt225), however actually putting words to a page, hadn’t really happened. The question of why/how this happened is first question. That answer is kind of easy to answer, that little thing called life. Also, I didn’t have anything to live up to my mission statement. I’m supposed to be providing things about my travels, my food, and my life in Germany. I am still traveling from time to time. I’m still eating and making excellent food, look at my Instagram, seriously, I’m not ashamed of the food. Lastly, I’m still living here in Deutschland. I guess when it all came down to it, providing new content that I thought people would like to read wasn’t something I felt up to doing.
However, after over 2 years of nothing, I feel like now I’m able to finally put something up. That feeling of wanting to put up new material just happens to coincide with bringing in 2017 with renewed hope and brand new motivation. I also felt like this place is the best place to review my 2016 resolutions. I’m still putting the finishing touches on the 2017 resolutions, which will probably go where the 2016 ones were. That location was my refrigerator. The idea was simple. What place do I spend most of my time in my apartment? That would be my kitchen. I decided to put it there because I felt that I would come in there everyday and be reminded of what I wanted to do. I’ll be honest for the first part of the year, it worked. Needless to say like a lot of things for a lot of people, even when you have something looking you straight in the face, you can find a way around it. With all of that though, I put down 13 resolutions, goals, things I wanted to change. Whatever you want to call it, I put down 13 of them.
Literally decided to handwrite these, out of the 13 things I wanted to do, I can say I was able to accomplish 8 or 9. Why 8 or 9, it comes down to the second resolution, lose weight, target weight of 165 lbs. I did lose weight, however 165 was a pipe dream. As I was told by my girlfriend and a few other people, me getting down to that weight is a bit much. I did get down to around 170 or 171. I was happy with that, though with the holidays and all, who knows where I’m at now. My reasoning behind that was that I wanted to feel healthy. I really feel like a healthy body can provide you with a healthy mind. I have read that when you workout, it gets your mind going. I can say that when I worked out, my mind was clearer and I felt happier at times. Not to say that working out alone led to weight lose, but I also wanted to eat better and watch my portion sizes. With that being explained, let’s review the 2016 resolutions: Continue reading