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Sunday, February 21, 2010

FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

In acting class we often discuss learning how to become comfortable on stage. That initial comfort comes from the physical elements. Posture, set, costumes, and being able to feel comfortable with the physical things you are dealing with. We also learn how to be comfortable with our characters inner thoughts and feelings. This comes from book work. Research, reading the play, making assumptions based off text, and adding your own personal color.It is vitally important that a performer has mastered BOTH of these skills if they want to be successful.  So....

I have decided to apply these principals into my personal life. For these past few months I have been very concerned with my mental health. I have been fixated on my academics, and recent mental health problems that have come up in my life, and I have been very good at taking care of those problems. So now I have decided that THE TIME HAS COME for me to start learning to take care of myself from the OUTSIDE IN! I think being more physically fit will not only help me in my career, but will help my self esteem and hopefully my mental health as well. Having a better body is something I have always wanted for myself and I'm not going to let myself make excuses anymore. So say goodbye to Mr. "egg on hairy toothpicks" I GOT A PASS TO THE GYM AND I KNOW HOW TO USE IT!

So to anyone who is reading this, PLEASE help me to stay motivated! This is important to me but sometimes I need a little push. If you see me and I still look like an egg on toothpicks just say "hey jaron you're still fat go running!!" and I promise it will really help me out :)

3 comments:

Laura Anne said...

Jaron! good for you! I have found that for me, running and exercising has been the best thing to reduce my stress and help me feel good about myself. :) It rocks! My recommendation for you is to make a goal to work towards. So, for me, its my 5k coming up in May. You could have a goal fitness level, etc. just whatever works. but, if you have a goal its a lot easier to keep going. Also, I use my blog to report progress and that helps me. I know I am kind of responsible for keeping up with it because otherwise, everyone will "know" that i slipped up. However, mostly I have found that it is the internal motivation that keeps me going. YOU have to keep going because YOU want that more than sitting on the couch. :) Good luck!!! You will be great!

Brad said...

Go for it Jaron!! Working out and exercising really does help me feel better. I go to Gold's Gym every morning really early (except for weeks of midterms.....) and it has helped me feel great. Like Laura said, set some goals and keep us posted. Best of luck my friend.

Ana said...

"When you observe the Word of Wisdom...and other good health practices, you remain free and have CONTROL over your life. You gain the blessings of an undefiled body, alert mind, and the ability to receive help and support from your Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost" I just had an institute lesson today where we talked about healthy living. Good for you for making the choice to be healthy! I'm going to join you on this one, because I don't have the time to not be healthy! so we should police each other a bit. i'll check up on you, you check up on me? love you and good luck!