Ike Eldrazi Posted December 8, 2022 Report Share Posted December 8, 2022 2019 seems so far away... that's when, even if I never posted, I created this account. It was also a great year: - Got to my lowest weight. - Ran a Spartan Race trifecta. - Ran my first half marathon. - Lived alone after a (smooth) breakup from a 10+ years relationship that had gone sour. - Started a new relationship. - Developed a lifestyle and habits that allowed me to work and train at pleasure. - Diched the car and biked everywhere. In short... I used to be an adventurer (like you). Then I took an arrow in the knee. Or more specifically, COVID hit and everything came to a full stop. Two years later I've gained 10kgs (22lbs) of weight, lost all exercise and training habits, changed jobs to a "desk bounding" position, go everywhere by car... You get the idea: Game Over, try again. Luckily, I still have some tokens in my pocket (and already signed for a Spartan race in Houston next March 2023). Using the last weeks of 2022 to restart, setup and test some strategies for 2023. 1. Healthy Body Started at Orange Theory Fitness a couple of weeks ago. I really like the structure of it as long as I go to the afternoon sessions (not an early bird). Looking to attend 8 out of the first 12 days of December and 3-4x/week after that. Also planning on hiking 1 or 2 weekends every month (already found/tested a trail in my area) and gym-bouldering once a week just for fun. - OTF 12 days of fitness, 3-4x/week after that. - 1 hike at local trail. - 1/week bouldering session. 2. Healthy Eating Definitely need to add more veggies to my diet while reducing sugar. Will be experimenting with pre-built salad jars for lunch and freezing some pre-chopped veggies to quickly use in a breakfast omelet. Biggest challenge would be taking ownership of planning and cooking my food instead of just relaying on whatever is available or my girlfriend cooks that day. - Salad jar lunches. - Veggie omelet breakfast. 3. Healthy Mind The fuzzier one for me... meditating, language learning, programming, reading, photography and some others come to mind. Maybe it's a signal about needing to define some priorities and a clear focus. Will give some time and circle back. Decided on coding (web/python) and reading. Coding as a way to learn something new and, maybe, create a new semi-passive income in the future. It will need to have a clear schedule for "studying". Reading as in "just for fun", sticking to only one fiction and one non-fiction book at a time with no rush. - Non-fiction reading: "Level Up your Life" (re-reading). - Fiction reading: "The Silmarillion". - Stablish a viable schedule to study web coding. 3 Quote Progress is success. Link to comment
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