Time to Review

My embrace of exercise ended as our family was headed out of town for an awesome vacation near Shenandoah National Park.  As we headed out of town, I not only didn’t have time to write my review of the month (coming later this week), but I could not for the life of me think of something to refrain from for April.

The first three months, whatever it was I was choosing for the month… each one just seemed to fit.  It was something I needed to do.  As this little experiment has evolved from the initial idea through the first three months, it has really become about practicing better habits and focusing on what is most important.  Solitude, not wasting time, and exercise all seemed to fit the bill.  I could not think of anything that  fit for the coming month.

Since I was on vacation, I decided to just let it rest until I got back.  I did however think about it here and there while I was gone.  Here is what I came up with:

I have noticed some great benefits from each embrace and refrain I have practiced thus far.   I wanted to continue each practice on a lesser scale at the end of each month.  However, as I turned my focus to the next project, it was hard to keep up with the previous one!  As I thought about this reality, I decided the rest of April will simply be a time to review and live into the habits I was working on in previous months.  I won’t be taking on a new embrace or refrain, but instead will try to do at least one of the practices from January, February or March each day.

Now that I have settled on this… I am really looking forward to it.  I’ll keep a log and blog about it a couple of times as the month goes on.


  1. Brian, I enjoy reading your blog.  I have it bookmarked and appreciate what you are writing.  I am also trying to be more disciplined in my daily life and appreciate your honesty and desire to be a better man.  See ya bro.  And until that day comes ………

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