Day 1691

Day 1691 Record Keeping
Day 1663 Fixed Meditation (45 min = 15 min metta, 15 min vipassana, 15 min gratitude)
Day 1537 Writing (DID NOT DO)
Day 1076 Exercise (3X5 35/40 lb dumbbell clean and press
Day 817 Mobility/Stretching (15 min back & shoulder smash, hip stretch)
Day 127 Flossing (All teeth)

Bad sleep. Decided to finally add weights since I have access to a small gym through my apartment complex. I wanted to do a hard, olympic style, whole body lift to start out with. I settled on a clean and press. It’s hard - I haven’t done olympic style lifts since high school. But it definitely took a lot out of me and felt good.

Later I looked through Becoming a Supple Leopard to add different mobilizations. The shoulder smash was a good addition because I know I’ll have problems with the pressing aspect of the lift. But then I found detailed descriptions of proper form for all of the olympic lifts - this book really just keeps giving!

I’m highly prone to injury and muscle tweaking - reading about the lift and the associated mobilizations made me think I might actually be ahead of the injury prevention game this time around.

Day 1178 & Day 4 Mobility Overhaul

Day 1178 Record Keeping
Day 1150 Fixed Meditation (15 min)
Day 1025 Writing (5 rounds/30 min)
Day 564 Rowing
(rowing HIIT, 14 min, 15s:60s, 2500 m)
Day 305 Mobility/Stretching (20 min,
toe plantarflexion, shoulder rotator smash & floss, erector side smash)

Early to Rise
Day 333 Sleep Recording  (2:30|2:40|10:30|11:45)
Day 304 Bedtime Curfew (DID NOT DO)
Day 142 Wakeup Alarm

Ok, but unsatisfying sleep. Depleted. 

Day 1177 & Day 3 of Mobility Overhaul

Day 1177 Record Keeping
Day 1149 Fixed Meditation (15 min)
Day 1024 Writing (2 rounds/30 min)
Day 563 Rowing
(rowing, 21 min/2800 m)
Day 304 Mobility/Stretching (20 min, double leg plantar flexion, T-spine and lower spine smash)

Early to Rise
Day 332 Sleep Recording  (2:45|3:26|10|11)
Day 303 Bedtime Curfew (DID NOT DO)
Day 141 Wakeup Alarm

Ok, but unsatisfying sleep. Ego depleted. Late night international call had me in bed later. Excellent mobility, but exhausted in rowing. Just got my tumblr blogged migrated to this website - this is my first post here!

Day 1157

Day 1157 Record Keeping
Day 1129 Fixed Meditation (15 min)
Day 1003 Writing (DID NOT DO)
Day 543 Rowing (rowing, 30 min/4000 m)
Day 284 Mobility/Stretching (15 min, hip stretch & back smash)

Early to Rise
Day 312 Sleep Recording  (12|12:15|9:30|11:50)
Day 283 Bedtime Curfew
Day 121 Wakeup Alarm

Good sleep. Depleted, but still felt much more energetic than the rest of the week - finally got some good sleep. Upped meditation and mobility. 

Day 941

Day 941 Record Keeping
Day 913 Fixed Meditation (10 min)
Day 787 Writing (2 rounds/30 min) HARD
Day 327 Rowing (30 min/4500 m)
Day 68 Mobility/Stretching 83 (couch stretch) SUPERHABIT
Day 165 Pantry Check
Day 163 Food Recording (DID NOT DO, FROM YESTERDAY)

Early to Rise
Day 96 Bacon & Water
Day 96 Sleep Recording (5:20|6:20|1|1:20)
Day 69 Bedtime Curfew 74 (DID NOT DO)

Great sleep, good wakeup. Utterly ego depleted. 1 week in the 80′s for mobility, I declare it a superhabit and will no longer record it. My “Bacon and Water” habit has only been water for a long time, and will reflect that change from now on. Need to do a post researching intermittent fasting. Still rather unsure on how to progress with my bedtime curfew, as the base minimum will constantly change, and this is reflected by how slow it’s been to form up into a habit.

Day 940

Day 940 Record Keeping
Day 912 Fixed Meditation (DID NOT DO)
Day 786 Writing (8 rounds/30 min) HARD
Day 326 Rowing (DID NOT DO)
Day 67 Mobility/Stretching 83 (DID NOT DO)
Day 164 Pantry Check 
Day 162 Food Recording 

Early to Rise
Day 95 Bacon & Water
Day 95 Sleep Recording (1:10|2:|11:50|12:40)
Day 68 Bedtime Curfew 75 

Great sleep, good wakeup. Pushing writing, did some really good work today, though it took me a while to really get into the rhythm. 

Day 939

Day 939 Record Keeping
Day 911 Fixed Meditation (10 min)
Day 785 Writing (2 rounds/30 min)
Day 325 Rowing (HIIT, 20 min, 30:15s, 3900 m)
Day 66 Mobility/Stretching 83 (Couch stretch)
Day 163 Pantry Check
Day 161 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 94 Bacon & Water
Day 94 Sleep Recording (12:50|11:15|12:30)
Day 67 Bedtime Curfew 77 

Great sleep, good wakeup. Pushing writing, lowering meditation.

Day 937

Day 937 Record Keeping
Day 909 Fixed Meditation (30 min)
Day 783 Writing (2 rounds/30 min, blog)
Day 323 Rowing (HIIT, 20 MIN, 30s:15s, 3800 m)
Day 64 Mobility/Stretching 83 (Couch stretch)
Day 161 Pantry Check
Day 159 Food Recording DID NOT DO

Early to Rise
Day 92 Bacon & Water
Day 92 Sleep Recording (2:40|3|12:15|1:30) 
Day 65 Bedtime Curfew 77 DID NOT DO

Great sleep, good wakeup. Jet lagged

Day 928

Day 928 Record Keeping
Day 900 Fixed Meditation (20 min on floor, HARD)
Day 774 Writing (2 rounds/35 min, hard editing)
Day 314 Rowing (1 hour/ 8000 m)
Day 55 Mobility/Stretching 79 (Couch stretch, pigeon pose)
Day 152 Pantry Check
Day 150 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 83 Bacon & Water
Day 83 Sleep Recording (11:30|1:40|1:20|2)
Day 56 Bedtime Curfew 79

Horrendous sleep, ok wakeup. Incredibly depleted. Breaking points everywhere! Going to attempt to do some more work tomorrow, but we’ll see since I have a bunch of stuff to complete before my trip on Monday.

Day 927

Day 927 Record Keeping
Day 899 Fixed Meditation (40 min)
Day 773 Writing (3 rounds/35 min, hard editing)
Day 313 Rowing (30 min/3700 m, HIIT, 18.5 min, 30s:30s, 3600 m) PR!
Day 54 Mobility/Stretching 80 (Couch stretch, pigeon pose)
Day 151 Pantry Check
Day 149 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 82 Bacon & Water
Day 82 Sleep Recording (11:40|4|12:50|1:50)
Day 55 Bedtime Curfew 79

Bad sleep, ok wakeup. HIIT PR for rowing! My experiment to up daily minimums is getting particularly difficult today!

Day 926

Day 926 Record Keeping
Day 898 Fixed Meditation (40 min)
Day 772 Writing (3 rounds/30 min, hard editing)
Day 312 Rowing (40 min/5400 m )
Day 53 Mobility/Stretching 79 (Couch stretch, pigeon pose)
Day 150 Pantry Check
Day 148 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 81 Bacon & Water
Day 81 Sleep Recording (1|2:40|11:50|1:40)
Day 54 Bedtime Curfew 78

Horrible sleep, sloooow wakeup. Day 2 of increased minimums. Pretty irritable with mood swings. Really exhausted. This is exactly how this should feel.

Day 925

Day 925 Record Keeping
Day 897 Fixed Meditation (40 min)
Day 771 Writing (2.5 rounds/30 min, editing)
Day 311 Rowing (30 min/3400, HIIT, 18.5 min, 30s:30s, 3500 m)
Day 52 Mobility/Stretching 79 (Couch stretch, pigeon pose)
Day 149 Pantry Check
Day 147 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 80 Bacon & Water
Day 80 Sleep Recording (1|1:30/3:50|12:30|1:30)
Day 53 Bedtime Curfew 76

Horrible sleep, good wakeup. Beginning increased system stress to test sandbagging hypothesis when traveling next week. Increased writing, meditation, rowing, and mobility. 

Day 923

Day 923 Record Keeping
Day 895 Fixed Meditation (30 min)
Day 769 Writing (1234 words/29 min, 2 warmups)
Day 309 Rowing (HIIT, 18.5 min, 30s:30s, 3500 m)
Day 50 Mobility/Stretching 80 (Couch stretch)
Day 147 Pantry Check
Day 145 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 78 Bacon & Water
Day 78 Sleep Recording (1|4:30|11:30|11:50)
Day 51 Bedtime Curfew 76

Good sleep, good wakeup. Was planning on taking Labor Day off, just ended up doing anything anyway. I’m fiddling around with the way I do my writing, larger post on that later. Will be upping all daily minimums later in the week to test out a theory on sandbagging, as I will be traveling for a conference next week.

Day 920

Day 920 Record Keeping
Day 892 Fixed Meditation (30 min)
Day 766 Writing (3/30 min)
Day 306 Rowing (HIIT, 18.5 min, 30s:30s, 3400 m)
Day 47 Mobility/Stretching 78 (Couch stretch)
Day 144 Pantry Check
Day 142 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 75 Bacon & Water
Day 75 Sleep Recording (2:30|9:20|11:30)
Day 48 Bedtime Curfew 76 DID NOT DO

Good sleep, good wakeup. Very tired today. Just exhausted.

Day 918

Day 918 Record Keeping
Day 890 Fixed Meditation (30 min)
Day 764 Writing (draft 1200 words)
Day 304 Rowing (HIIT, 18.5 min, 30s:30s, 3300 m)
Day 45 Mobility/Stretching 79 (Couch stretch)
Day 142 Pantry Check
Day 140 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 73 Bacon & Water
Day 73 Sleep Recording (1|2/3:30|1:10|1:40)
Day 46 Bedtime Curfew 81 

Good sleep, good wakeup. Attempted to stay up late (cause I haven’t been sleeping well anyway) but didn’t. Instead watched stuff till really late, then fell asleep. Had good sleep.

END OF NO DRINK CHALLENGE!!!!! More on this later

Day 917

Day 917 Record Keeping
Day 889 Fixed Meditation (30 min)
Day 763 Writing (2/30, 1000 words, see note below)
Day 303 Rowing (30 min/ 4200 m )
Day 44 Mobility/Stretching 80 (Couch stretch)
Day 141 Pantry Check
Day 139 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 72 Bacon & Water
Day 72 Sleep Recording (1|2/3:30|1:10|1:40)
Day 45 Bedtime Curfew 80 

Incredibly horrible sleep, good wakeup. My curfew got automatic and is in the 80s now. This doesn’t really make sense because everytime I move the curfew up the less natural it becomes. I need another way of doing skill pushes for things like this.

I also need another way to do my writing. Writing for 30 minutes at a time in rounds may be great for certain things. But if I’m just doing scamping stream of consciousness writing without an internal editor, it’s better to attach success to words rather than time. One is about extending…and knowing me that means I have a tendency to fidget to take up time…the other is about hitting a real mark as efficiently as possible. 

Ideally I’d like to do this stream/scamping writing one day, then edit the next. I’m setting a thousand words for the scamping…we’ll see how that goes. For editing it might be on a section by section basis. The idea is to completely separate the two - we’ll see how this goes.

Sleep….jesus, I need to do something about this, because it leaves me totally wrecked during the day. I thought not drinking would give me better sleep…instead I’ve had pretty bad sleep - don’t know if the one has anything to do with the other.

Speaking of - this is day 30 of my No Alcohol Challenge!

Day 916

Day 916 Record Keeping
Day 888 Fixed Meditation (30 min)
Day 762 Writing (2.5/30 - HARD)
Day 302 Rowing (HIIT, 18.5 min, 30s:30s, 3400 m)
Day 43 Mobility/Stretching 78 (Couch stretch)
Day 140 Pantry Check
Day 138 Food Recording (FORGOT TO DO THIS)

Early to Rise
Day 71 Bacon & Water
Day 71 Sleep Recording (1|1:45/3|11:45|12:40)
Day 44 Bedtime Curfew 79 

Horrible sleep, good wakeup. This is the second time I’ve forgotten to do my food recording. I initially formed the habit with a tea habit - I’d make tea before bed, and do my recording. Gradually I dropped the tea. Apparently this had unintended consequences.

And it makes total sense. I think every time something goes wrong in this project it becomes clearer and clearer the cause-effect connection between objects. This is a good thing.

I initially dropped the habit because if I held off making tea until right before bed I’d have to go to the bathroom - and since my sleep is pretty horrible as it is…

Since I’m generally a pretty lazy person, the thought of restarting the tea habit is …..not what I’d want to do…my initial urge is just to passively make sure I do my food recording. And that’s never ever really worked. So I’ll make my tea tonight. Sigh.

I would like to incorporate more things as a night bookend…and a ritual like making tea might help to stabilize that solid “if” for additional “thens” to be added later.

This is also the first week I’ve started to add upon my Sunday Meal Prep. Making all my lunches is pretty easy now, but I’m starting to add a few slow cooker dinners to that. The idea is to only eat out or order twice a week….but ease into it.