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Iceburner

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  1. week 3 notes: Monday Body Points: Body Beast workout +5 riding the bike to work +2 riding back +2 Mental Points: mobile gaming -30 reading +10 online course +20 Ticked off items: --- Tuesday Body Points: Riding the bike to work +2 FITnow at work +1 Riding back +2 Mental Points: mobile gaming -18 thinking while waiting +8 Ticked off item: --- Wednesday: Body Points: riding the bike to work +2 riding back +2 Mental Points: Mobile Gaming -35 Ticked off items: #4 Thursday: Body Points: 1 hour hiking +3 Mental Points: Mobile Gaming -18 Ticked off items: Friday: Body Points: Mental Points: Ticked off items: Saturday: Body Points: Mental Points: Ticked off items: Sunday: Body Points: Mental Points: Ticked off items:
  2. Well this week I have high hopes for the mental points and cutting back on the TV/Netflix watching. Starting on Thursday I'm going on a (hiking) trip with my wife and my parents in law. Although the weather forecast doesn't look good, so maybe there won't be that much hiking. Nonetheless I guess there will be way more reading, board games and Yoga on those rainy days. Wow, you really are strong to turn off Netflix to get things done. Good work And thanks guys, I got a good feeling about this week.
  3. And now you made me google Kanon, Guanyin and Avalokite... the other guy (or the same guy)
  4. Hi Tateman, great to see that you are determined to do your thing. And I think trying out Keto for a few months to see if it works for you won't kill you (most likely). For me it would be too restrictive, since you have to go all or nothing to stay in a state of Ketosis. So kudos to you for doing it. Other than that every once in a while we all feel a little fatigued, mentally or physically. A little rest can then be necessary and shouldn't be seen as weakness or a bad thing. I'm glad to hear that the next day went much better then. You walked, you bowled, you decided what and when to eat. The hurdle didn't smack you, you smacked the hurdle, baam!
  5. Summary week 2 Monday Body Points: +3 Mental Points: +15 ticked off items: deleted #32 Tuesday Body Points: +6 Mental Points: -100 Ticked off item: #3 Wednesday: Body Points: +10 Mental Points: +20 Ticked off items: --- Thursday: Body Points: +9 Mental Points: -22 Ticked off items: --- Friday: Body Points: --- Mental Points: +- 0 Ticked off items: --- Saturday: Body Points: +5 Mental Points: -252 Ticked off items: #11, #16 Sunday: Body Points: +9 Mental Points: -42 Ticked off items: --- Summary: Body Points: +42, nice! Mental Points: - 381, a new negative record Ticked off items: 3 items Physically I do what I committed to do. Mentally I'm way, way, way too far in the negative zone. To a big part thanks to binge watching "Happy!" on Netflix on Saturday. While during the day I managed well to get a lot of work done in and around the house, after dinner I just couldn't get away from the TV anymore. I should reduce a bit more on the mobile gaming as well. But having said that things are more under control then they where before this challenge. Still, I need to put my focus here it seems. Regarding my todo list I managed to tick of incoming new tasks as fast as possible to be able to get back to the listed ones. Currently I am working on a big one that takes a lot of time to finish, but I am happy with my progress.
  6. Thanks, LightMotif To avoid giving you a heart attack I changed from 'reading while commuting' to 'reading on the bus'. Thanks, Tateman. Yes, while my friends from Stockholm visited me I wasn't able to do any big physical workouts, but I could make up for it since we did a lot of sightseeing on foot. Then I met with other friends and played Beach Volleyball on Tuesday. Another + for my body points AND I socialized. But I forgot to stretch afterwards which I normally do after workouts. So a lot of muscles in my leg feel tight and stiff and make me want to NOT move. But I know that's actually the best way to get rid of the stiffness. So my next workout will probably be a leg workout to really heat up the muscles and get them moving and afterwards there will be thorough stretching!
  7. Thanks Bean [emoji4] So here I'll add the progress for week 2: Monday Body Points: Wing Chun Forms +1 1h of walking during sightseeing in Ulm +2 Mental Points: mobile gaming -30 meditating +10 reading +35 ticked off items: deleted #32 Tuesday Body Points: 2h Beach Volleyball +6 Mental Points: Mobile Gaming -15 Netflix -60 Mobile Gaming -25 Ticked off item: #3 Wednesday: Body Points: 10 Minutes Wing Chun Forms +1 Tabata Push-up Workout +2 Wing Chung training +7 Mental Points: mobile gaming -12 reding while commuting +20 thinking while waiting +10 reading on commute +15 mobile gaimng -13 Ticked off items: --- Thursday: Body Points: Wing Chun Training +7 short tabata workout +2 Mental Points: mobile gaming -17 thinking while waiting +8 reading on the bus +20 surfing when I shouldn't -20 thinking while waiting +15 reading on the bus +15 mobile gaming -23 reading in bed +10 Ticked off items: --- Friday: Body Points: --- Mental Points: mobile gaming -30 thinking while waiting +10 reading on bus+20 Ticked off items: --- Saturday: Body Points: Body Beast workout +5 Mental Points: mobile gaming -12 Netflix binge watching -210 mobile gaming -30 Ticked off items: items #11, #16 Sunday: Body Points: Wing Chun forms +1 Tabata workout +2 Body Beast Abs +2 20 minutes of Riding the bike to Avengers -Infinity Wars +2 20 minutes of Riding the bike home +2 Mental Points: mobile gaming -42 Ticked off items: ---
  8. week 1 summary: Monday Body Points: +2 Mental Points: +30 ticked off items: #6 and #13 Tuesday Body Points: +13 Mental Points: -45 ticked off items: #14 Wednesday Body Points: +12 Mental Points: -27 ticked off items: --- Thursday Body Points: +1 Mental Points: +5 ticked off items: --- Friday Body Points: +5 Mental Points: -15 ticked off items: --- Saturday Body Points: +6 Mental Points: -34 ticked off items: --- Sunday Body Points: +5 Mental Points: -26 ticked off items: #2 Overall: Body Points: +44 Mental Points: -112 ticked off items: 4 items - Body Balance: I reached and exceeded my goal for the body points. So yay me! - Mental Balance: Did well in the beginning of the week and could balance gaming and i-net surfing with some reading, meditating and online courses. Have to keep surfing in check though. For the last days we got friends from Stockholm over, so spending time reading was much harder while sneaking in some mobile gaming for 2-3 minutes was much easier. Therefore I don't give myself a hard time here. Additionally I did a good job on tracking the gaming and surfing. - Life balance: managed 4 items which is not really good, but since I did work on other important tasks that had to be done and where not on the list, I'm also ok with my small achievements. Looking forward to week 2!
  9. I gave your post a like, since after reading your posts that nowadays seem to always start with "So yesterday was a day of a number of downs." or "So yesterday was a mess" I misread your "I was baking bread" as "I was breaking bad". Then I realized my mistake and had to laugh. Since you continued and ended your post with 'Agent Black of the White Hand who works for Isengard' I continued laughing and thought: 'Life can't be too bad even after a day like that when you still can have fun'. P.S. Body slamming a fridge is very impressive and it shows your training is progressing to a new level. Next thing on the list: Back suplexing a car
  10. Well, it just can get better today. Just start the day being awesome And please tell me that it worked!
  11. ...here! [emoji3] week 1 Balance log: Monday Body Points: 10 minutes of Wing Chun Forms +1 10 minute QiGong session +1 Mental Points: mobile gaming and wasteful internet surfing - 50 online course on Android programming + 20 reading book during the commute + 45 not using the mobile at the usual places + 15 ticked off items: 6 and 13 Tuesday Body Points: 10 minutes of Wing Chun Forms +1 7 minutes of Balance Board +1 20 minutes riding the bike to work +2 15 minutes of QiGong at work +1 20 minutes riding the bike from work +2 Wing Chun training +7 Mental Points: mobile gaming and wasteful internet surfing - 30 not using the mobile at the usual places + 10 meditating +10 aaaaaahhhhhhhh, it happened again: wasteful internet surfing - 30 online course mobile development +15 mobile gaming -20 ticked off items: item 14 Wednesday Body Points: 20 minutes riding the bike to work +2 20 minutes riding the bike from work +2 riding to and back from training +1 Wing Chun training +7 Mental Points: not using mobile while waiting +7 mobile gaming -26 meditating +10 mobile gaming -18 ticked off items: --- Thursday Body Points: FITnow (15 min workout session at work) +1 Mental Points: mobile gaming -10 reading during commute +15 mobile gaming -20 reading at home +20 ticked off items: ticked off things not on list Friday Body Points: 10 minutes of Wing Chun Forms +1 20 minutes riding the bike to work +2 Mental Points: mobile gaming -7 wasteful internet surfing - 30 online course: mobile apps +20 wasteful surfing -10 mobile gaming -5 online course: mobile apps +35 mobile gaming -18 ticked off items: --- Saturday Body Points: 7 minutes of Wing Chun forms +1 at least 3 hours of walking during a day of sightseeing +5 Mental Points: Mobile Gaming -16 Mobile gaming -18 ticked off items: --- Sunday Body Points: 7 minutes of Wing Chun forms +1 push-up workout +3 1 hour of walking +1 Mental Points: mobile gaming -12 Mobile Gaming -24 ticked off items: task 2
  12. You're right of course, but I had already certain books and courses in mind, but didn't want exclude other books or courses. Here is what I had planned: books: Fear -The friend of exceptional people, by Geoff Thompsson , interesting read on fear as natural response of our body and how we can handle and live with it. Immensee, by Theodor Storm , one of the books I found on my book shelf that I should have read in school (but never did ). So far I'm not too moved by the story... Das Gold von Caxamalca, by Jakob Wassermann , another one from the good old high school times. Actually I might have read that, because it seems familiar. The story is a fictionalized account of the Spanish Conquistador Pizarro's kidnapping, ransom, and murder of the Inca king Atahuallpa. Interesting for people who want to learn German according one of the reviewers on Amazon. courses: Android Training on Udemy QiGong course on Udemy IT Security and Ethical Hacking course on Udemy Thanks, I think so too. Haha, yes, I know that you know about huge lists and how it feels to tick things off And you're right as well. I don't have a problem with using all the space I need, but I'm worried, that I won't find all my entries, when I want to sum up my week. So I will create 1 post that I use and edit for the balance quest and it will be right...
  13. Hi and thanks. I do a course on https://www.udemy.com/ . It's a German one and so far the Trainer seems to know what he's doing. Also he communicates very clearly. But I just started with it. I see you have a new profile pic. Looks good.
  14. Mmmh. Don't know If I should note down everything here, but where else? Just don't read it if you get bored, please. No more body points for today, but I just want to note down the mental points: - 50 for mobile gaming and wasteful internet surfing. Haven't timed it exactly and I after a few minutes I actually noticed, that I started browsing when initially I was looking for specific information on the net. + 20 for online course on Android programming + 45 for reading book during the commute + 15 for not using the mobile at the usual places So + 30 points for today, nice! Additionally managed to tick off list item 6 and 13 today
  15. OK, off to a good start. - Saturday I started to check off one item from my to do list. While I could have done more probably, I decided to have a nice weekend: Played volleyball with some friends on Saturday, took my wife and my bicycle to an ice cream parlor Sunday and after that we biked through the city park to a lake and enjoyed the nice weather. So I'm ready for the challenge now! - Just watched the news and some commentary this morning while doing some Wing Chun Forms and having a breakfast smoothie. A good start into the day - Deleted one game completely from my mobile and waited until my first break today to play a 5 minute game on my mobile. Resisted to do that several time during the day already, nice! - Apart from some Wing Chun Forms (1+ body point) I did a 10 minute QiGong session (+1 body point) - There's supposed to be a storm coming today, so no riding the bike... Feeling good
  16. Welcome, LightMotif,. Always nice to meet someone likeminded that thinks of decluttering as a challenge If things get overwhelming because we try to do too many things at once it's always helpful to prioritize and focus on the most important task at hand. I hope you will successfully finish your quests and enjoy your time here with us. Good Luck
  17. Ah, Solitaire and Sudoku, the all time classics I always keep the Sudoku as a backup game for emergencies Regarding the internet thingy... I'm at work and I'm writing this, so I haven't found the secret of moderation yet.
  18. Good luck on your second challenge. I usually seem to slip up on follow-up challenges, so I hope you will do a better job. Your goals are well defined and I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress. See you
  19. Still traveling and working a lot, I see. Good luck with your challenge, don't let the crazy schedule get to you.
  20. Yay, a Fallout themed challenge! I feel I haven't communicated enough how much I liked your 'A New Hope' challenge (and gifs!), so not to make that mistake twice: Good gifs! Great Theme! I'll stay tuned for emergency news and get some food in the meantime.
  21. I'm getting so hungry browsing through here! ...
  22. Ah, very good! In the end you will achieve a state of total awareness:
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