Akura

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  • Birthday 07/08/1987

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  1. Akura

    Akura's best assassin impression

    Super lazy Saturday; but I got some things done. Did my combo of upper-body training and running from yesterday again. In particular, it was super warm and it was the first run of the year in shorts and short sleeves. Moreover, I ran 4.21 km; which is the most I ran in the last 18 months. I ate way too much; especially for dinner. Minced meat has much more calories than I expect. Moving: +1 Working out |||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Running ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Dieting: Low-carb ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Low-calories ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Learning: +1 Walking ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Drawing ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Go ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Guitar ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||
  2. Akura

    Akura's best assassin impression

    I guess... I think it might stress me out a bit. Especially in the beginning when I'm doodling without a goal in mind. But, sure, I'll give it a try... Here are the two pages from last week: Most often I'm drawing in the evening, so posting the pictures will probably be delayed by a day. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Last days had been eventful. Tuesday I was swamped with work in general. Yesterday I gave a talk about my dissertation. It was at 9 o'clock in the morning in Trier, which is a 6-hour drive away from Munich. So, I went there on Wednesday already. The talk went well. Overall I did eat reasonably well, but too much. Only negative point: I drank cola. But during a (road) trip, I usually don't care too much about such things. On the plus side: Even though my back was very tight towards the end of the drive, it didn't hurt. And after a few stretches, it was fine again. Today was okay. I combined some upper-body exercises with going for a walk. In the morning, during my usual movement routine, I tried to incorporate the stretches my physical therapist showed me. Didn't go too well. I think, my body needs movement more than static stretches in the morning. Now, at night, my back hurts a bit. But not too bad. I almost reached my carbs goal, but at least I stayed below my calorie goal. Moving: +1 Working out |||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Running ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Dieting: Low-carb ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Low-calories ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Learning: +2 Walking ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Drawing ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Go ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +3 Guitar ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||
  3. Akura

    Grandkai Gets into Habit: The Sequel

    You can still do squats or go for a run!
  4. Akura

    Grandkai Gets into Habit: The Sequel

    Oh, wow! Yes, that's a very motivating song!
  5. Akura

    Akura's best assassin impression

    One of my life goals is to have a small garden with vegetables and chickens. Will be better than any gym membership! I guess so... I always feel a bit guilty when I spent the weekend doing things that aren't self-care. But this time I found a nice balance between relaxing and doing something reasonable. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My orthopedist recommended/prescribed acupuncture for my back pains. Today I had the first session (Is that the right word...?) and so far I think it works. But because it was at 10:20 in the morning I worked from home afterwards instead of going to the office. Unsurprisingly, I wasn't super productive. But, at least the challenge went well. In particular, I had steak for dinner and two beer and I'm still below both my carbs and calories goal. I'll spend the evening preparing the talk I have to give on Thursday. But maybe I'll doodle a bit later on... Moving: +1 Working out |||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Running ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Dieting: +1 Low-carb ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Low-calories ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Learning: +1 Walking ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Drawing ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Go ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Guitar ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||
  6. Any particular reason why you run on a treadmill instead of outside?
  7. Akura

    Akura's best assassin impression

    Ah, no, that was written too shortly: I finished the game with 96% of things done. There are 112%, so I still need 16% until I have discovered everything. (The extra 12% come from additional DLC that was made available after the initial release.) One advantage of running in the rain is that there are fewer people. But rain AND cold? No, thank you! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yesterday: Spent the afternoon visiting my girlfriend's brother. I helped plant a tree -- or, at least, dig the hole -- and I rarely felt better. I wish my body would be more capable... Of course, later on, while standing around I got back pains. For dinner, we had monkey bread -- a savoury version filled with ham, spinach and cheese. So, definitely too many carbs and also too many calories. But! I didn't eat any of the cake my girlfriend made for her brother. Today: My girlfriend and I went to watch Captain Marvel. (Great film!) Unfortunately, I had some cola. Without that it would have been a nice low-calorie day: despite having salmon filled pancakes for breakfast and lots of bread and sausages for dinner. At least I went for a run... Moving: Working out |||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Running ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Dieting: Low-carb ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Low-calories ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Learning: +2 Walking ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Drawing ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Go ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +2 Guitar ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||
  8. Akura

    Spring Break! [Manarelle]

    Congratulations!!! (Sorry that we men can be super useless sometimes. It's the genes...)
  9. So... Last challenge went reasonably well. I need to work out more and focus much more on my diet. Moreover, I need to find a way to spend my free time. Unfortunately, all my hobbies are so interesting!! And I always have a hard time deciding what to do. So, I want to tackle from a particular angle: I'm a big fan of Thomas Frank and his YouTube channel. He mostly talks about how to be a good and successful student. In his podcast, he once talked about how everyone should have three hobbies. One movement-/fitness-related hobby that should go beyond working out for the sake of working out. One entrepreneurial hobby that you took as serious as a second career. And a skill-based hobby. I want to spend the next challenges focussing on three hobbies that fit those categories in order to find out what I really want. I will most likely change in-between challenges depending on my experiences. So... Let's start! ------------------------- Moving Working out Running A new round of physical therapy started today in order to fix -- or at least manage -- my back pains. I hope I get a few pointers on how to work out better and then actually do it. I aim for two times a week of "intense" workouts. But I will try to do yoga or something similar as often as possible. Running helps my back pain and it is fun. And in June there's a 5k at my university and I think about participating. I want to go running twice a week. Dieting Low-Carb or low-calories So... Dieting is not going too well. I'm sitting firmly at 94kg. To be a bit more proactive I do not only want to track my food intake but aim for something. I had great success with going low-carb in the past and, obviously, low-calories is always a good idea. So, I'll try both: I want to stay below 150 grams of carbs or below 2000 kcal on as many days as possible. As both correlate -- at least the way I usually eat -- I expect to achieve both or neither each day. Hobbies Walking Drawing Studying/playing Go Practising the guitar So, my three hobbies. For the fitness-related one, I want to be much more active. But I'll start with walking. Last challenge I managed on average 8955 steps per day and maybe I can get that up to 10000. Moreover, I want to listen more to audiobooks and podcasts. Thus, I want to combine these two and aim for a 20-minute walk each day on which I listen to a podcast. Next, I want to get back into drawing. I don't have a particular goal in mind -- just sketching for now. The mid-/long-term goal is to draw and publish comics. Lastly, I want to play and study Go more again. I'll try to go to the local meet-ups and read a few books. Moreover, I'll add practising the guitar as an extra hobby. First of all, it's close to meditating for me and I can easily do it daily for a couple of minutes. Second, I want to propose to my girlfriend in April with singing a song to her. So, I have to practice. ------------------------- As always, I probably have too many too hard goals. But I'll adapt the challenge.