Akura

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  1. Akura

    Akura at the starting line

    So, my orthopaedist said I should strengthen my back. So... He prescribed me another round of physical therapy. Additionally, he suggested trying acupuncture, so, I'll do that starting March 15th. Moving: +1 Tracking steps ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Working out ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Running ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Dieting: +1 Tracking weight ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Tracking food ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Learning: Studying ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Guitar ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||
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    Akura at the starting line

    So, I handed in my dissertation. Yay! There is still a lot of bureaucracy to work through and, in a few months, my defence. But! It's time to focus on improving myself again. Right now I'm too hung over and unmotivated to come up with a clever theme, so I'll just stick to the basics: movement, dieting and learning. Moving: Tracking steps Working out Running The goal here is to move every day in some way or another. In particular, I want to walk a bit more overall. Last challenge I managed about 8000 steps per day on average and I want to get that up to 9000. Should be relatively simple by going to the grocery store more often. Next: my bodyweight workout routine is very scalable and I want to try to do it as often as possible with lowered intensity. Additionally, I want to go running about twice a week. But depending on the weather I might substitute a longer walk. Dieting: Tracking food Tracking weight At the moment I sit at 94kg. A year ago I was at 83kg... Well... In order to get back down, I won't follow any specific heuristics. I will track my food intake and try to reduce my calories a bit. But in this challenge, it's more about learning to be conscious about what I eat. In particular, I want to reduce my carbs a bit. I'll aim for under 200 grams per day, but, as mentioned, it's more about being conscious. Learning: Studying Practising the guitar I have to learn to use my new free time. In order to do that in a productive way, I will try to sit down every day for 15 minutes and learn/study something. That'll most likely be Polish, Japanese, Go or C++. Hopefully, I'll cycle through all of them regularly. And to have something more focussed, I'll try to practise the guitar for a few minutes every day.
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    Akura at the starting line

    Last days had been busy. Especially work. I'm getting new responsibilities in my job and learning the new stuff is hard. Moreover, I jumped right into the middle of a project and I spent most of my days fixing mistakes my predecessors made. And that's quite exhausting. Health-wise, things are.... meh. On Monday I had stomach pains and felt very dizzy. The latter is mostly due to the increasing temperatures. Skipping lunch might also have been a factor, but I don't think so. Yesterday and today had been better though. Tomorrow I have and appointment with my orthopaedist. Because of that I'm somehow "afraid" to work out, because I want to wait for their input. Moving: +3 Tracking steps ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Working out ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Running ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Dieting: +3 Tracking weight ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Tracking food ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Learning: Studying ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Guitar ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||
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    Akura at the starting line

    The last days were okay; but I'm not in the mood to elaborate on anything. Moving: +3 Tracking steps ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Working out ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +1 Running ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Dieting: +2 Tracking weight ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +2 Tracking food ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| Learning: Studying ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| +2 Guitar ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - ||||||| - |||||||