Day 1812

Day 1812 Record Keeping
Day 1784 Fixed Meditation (40 min = metta, selfing, vipassana, gratitude)
Day 1658 Writing (2, 20 min Pomodoro, hard)
Day 1197 Exercise (DID NOT DO)

Day 938 Mobility/Stretching (hand mob with mobility glove)
Day 248 Flossing (All teeth)

Ok sleep. Valentine’s Day, lots of errands and cooking. Writing was very hard. Meditation was really good, I feel like I made some progress.

Day 1811

Day 1811 Record Keeping
Day 1783 Fixed Meditation (30 min = 10 selfing, 10 vipassana, 10 gratitude)
Day 1657 Writing (6, 10 min Pomodoro, hard)
Day 1196 Exercise (DID NOT DO)

Day 937 Mobility/Stretching (hand mob with mobility glove)
Day 247 Flossing (All teeth)

Ok sleep. Hand is starting to hurt again.

Day 1810

Day 1810 Record Keeping
Day 1782 Fixed Meditation (30 min = 10 metta, 10 selfing, 10 vipassana)
Day 1656 Writing (1, 20 min Pomodoro, 4, 10 min Pomodoros - VERY difficult)
Day 1195 Exercise (DID NOT DO)

Day 936 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO)
Day 246 Flossing (All teeth)

Bad sleep. Incredibly difficult writing. Got through a block that’s been really bothering me.

Day 1809

Day 1809 Record Keeping
Day 1781 Fixed Meditation (30 min = 10 metta, 10 selfing, 10 vipassana)
Day 1655 Writing (5, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 1194 Exercise (DID NOT DO)

Day 935 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO)
Day 245 Flossing (All teeth)
Day 137 Groceries

Bad sleep. Started tally-clicking 90 day clean eating challenge.

Day 1803

Day 1803 Record Keeping
Day 1775 Fixed Meditation (10 min, metta)
Day 1649 Writing (DID NOT DO)
Day 1188 Exercise (3X5 20 lb dumbbell thrusters)

Day 929 Mobility/Stretching (25 min, hip stretch, back & hamstring smash)
Day 239 Flossing (All teeth)

Good sleep. Had a fantastic birthday weekend (big 40) starting on Friday. Dropped off Lydia for a trip on Monday. Rather distracted. Still riding the high from the weekend!

Day 1796

Day 1796 Record Keeping
Day 1768 Fixed Meditation (20 min = 10 metta, 10 selfing)
Day 1642 Writing (2, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 1181 Exercise (DID NOT DO)

Day 922 Mobility/Stretching (hand mob with PT glove)
Day 232 Flossing (All teeth)
Day 135 Weekly Groceries

Ok sleep. Very low willpower last several days, was trying to overcome immense momentum issues with writing. Dug out Lydia’s PT glove from when she mobilized her hand a while back.

Day 1791

Day 1791 Record Keeping
Day 1763 Fixed Meditation (30 min = 10 tantra, 10 selfing, 10 vipassana)
Day 1637 Writing (2, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 1176 Exercise (DID NOT DO)

Day 917 Mobility/Stretching (15 min, hand mob)
Day 227 Flossing (All teeth)

Ok sleep. Really unfocused last few days. Having problems with writing, specifically the research section. It has been really hard to focus on that, I find it really tedious. Have not been exercising - last week I sprained my hand, hip, and ankle. Surprisingly, Kelly Starrett doesn’t have hand mobilizations in his book.

Day 1788

Day 1788 Record Keeping
Day 1760 Fixed Meditation (40 min = 10 metta, 20 vipassana, 10 gratitude)
Day 1634 Writing (6, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 1173 Exercise (DID NOT DO)

Day 914 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO)
Day 224 Flossing (All teeth)

Ok sleep. Tired. Ankles super sore, intended to lay off exercise and do extra mobility, forgot to do mobility.

Day 1783

Day 1783 Record Keeping
Day 1755 Fixed Meditation (30 min = 10 metta, 20 vipassana)
Day 1629 Writing (3, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 1168 Exercise (3x5 55 lb dumbbell clean and push press)

Day 909 Mobility/Stretching (15 min, calf smash and hip stretch)
Day 219 Flossing (All teeth)
Day 133 Tuesday Groceries (recorded after)

Ok sleep. Exhausted the last two days. Really good meditation. Very difficult writing. Very difficult clean and push presses. I think I’m going to switch it up to weighted thrusters. The heavy weights just make me a little nervous - I don’t want to have an accident. Might be a good idea anyway since my progress has stalled a bit. Moving groceries to Tuesday because the store is just less crowded.

Day 1777

Day 1777 Record Keeping
Day 1749 Fixed Meditation (30 min = 10 selfing, 10 vipassana, 10 gratitude)
Day 1623 Writing (4, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 1162 Exercise (running HIIT, 17 min, 30s:60s)

Day 903 Mobility/Stretching (15 min, calf smash, toe reanimator)
Day 213 Flossing (All teeth)

Ok sleep.

Day 1776

Day 1776 Record Keeping
Day 1748 Fixed Meditation (DID NOT DO)
Day 1622 Writing (3, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 1161 Exercise (45 min = 15 walking, 15 biking, 15 elliptical)

Day 902 Mobility/Stretching (15 min, calf smash, hip stretch)
Day 212 Flossing (All teeth)

Good sleep. Had to meet a friend, so things got interrupted, hence the no meditating. Will have company over the next 4 days so will probably have interruptions then.

Day 1775

Day 1775 Record Keeping
Day 1747 Fixed Meditation (30 min vipassana)
Day 1621 Writing (3, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 1160 Exercise (1X5, 55 lb dropped to 50, 1x3 50 lb dumbbell clean and press)

Day 901 Mobility/Stretching (15 min, back smash, hip stretch)
Day 211 Flossing (All teeth)

Good sleep. Horrendous lift. I think I’m faulting by not opening my hips, so I watched some videos, attempted to put it into practice, and it just felt horrible. I tried to do a practice with 40 lbs, and even that felt heavy. At 55 I wasn’t getting explosiveness and had to muscle a lot of it. Great meditation though.

Dah 1774 & Rudimentary Ego Depletion Recuperation Test

Day 1774 Record Keeping
Day 1746 Fixed Meditation (40 min = 10 gratitude, 10 selfing, 10 vipassana, 10 metta)
Day 1620 Writing (4, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 1159 Exercise (running HIIT, 12 min, 30s:60s
Day 900 Mobility/Stretching (15 min, calf and foot work)
Day 210 Flossing (All teeth)
Day 132 Monday groceries

Ok sleep. Got really down and tired today. But did everything. Raised up to next stage of 8 week progressive HIIT. Failed to get to 17 minutes today, mostly because my calf started tightening up. Did calf mobility and got over it.

Rudimentary Ego Depletion Recuperation Test
Today, using a rudimentary scale of 1-10, I measured whether I could rejuvenate my focus. After my routine, I was at 0, or as close to it as I’ve been in a while. I used several methods for a few minutes to see if I could get it up.

3:51 - 3:54 - Looked at cute pics on reddit on r/aww - got back to 4
3:56 - 3:59 - Watched funny SNL videos - got to a 6
4 - 4:03 - Read off a list of accomplishments - got up to an 8
4:05 - 4:07 - Watched an incredibly heartwarming video of a deaf teen learning to communicate for the first time - 8.5
4:07 - 4:08 - Tried to pretend I was batman reading and thinking about willpower depletion - 9

A few things - it seems as though either getting back up to a 4 is easier (and these strategies have diminishing returns) or that cute pics have a greater rejuvenation value than other activities. I’m curious what the effects would be if I did this in a different order. Also, I wonder how many times you can do this.

In any case, it was remarkable. At 0 I could barely think as I lolled in bed. I couldn’t even think about doing anything. In 17 minutes I had a lot of focus and energy, even though I was still physically tired. Ended up going to the store to run errands.