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
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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)
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Eating
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.

Day 913

Day 913 Record Keeping
Day 885 Fixed Meditation (30 min)
Day 759 Writing (2/30 - HARD)
Day 299 Rowing (HIIT, 17 min, 30s:60s, 3300 m)
Day 40 Mobility/Stretching 79 (Couch stretch)
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Eating
Day 137 Pantry Check
Day 135 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 68 Bacon & Water
Day 68 Sleep Recording (1|1:30/2:50|11:50|12:30)
Day 41 Bedtime Curfew 78 

Great sleep, good wakeup.  Excellent progress in HIIT, went up 200 m today.

Day 26, No Alcohol Challenge.

Day 912

Day 912 Record Keeping
Day 884 Fixed Meditation (20 min)
Day 758 Writing (4/30 - REALLY HARD)
Day 298 Rowing (20 min/3200 m)
Day 39 Mobility/Stretching 78 (Couch stretch)
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Eating
Day 136 Pantry Check
Day 134 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 67 Bacon & Water
Day 67 Sleep Recording (1|1:40|11:30|12)
Day 40 Bedtime Curfew 75 

AMAZING sleep, good wakeup. Hard writing interrupted by a long phone call. Lowered dailies for everything else. Going to bed has been particularly automatic lately. Might be time to switch times again. 

Day 25, No Alcohol Challenge. Met friends yesterday. Went to all of my kryptonite places - Mexican, where everyone was drinking margaritas around me. A brewery, where everyone was drinking amazing beers. And my favorite cocktail place where everyone was drinking. Lydia was drinking too, and she at one point accidentally wanted me to taste one of her drinks. Several places did no have non alcoholic beers so I had to inquire after other drinks - had a sparkling water, a lemonade, and a ginger beer with no alcohol.  Passed it all with flying colors!

Day 911

Day 911 Record Keeping
Day 883 Fixed Meditation (30 min)
Day 757 Writing (2/30 - hard)
Day 297 Rowing (12:50|1:50/5|11:30|12:20)
Day 38 Mobility/Stretching 78 (Couch stretch)
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Eating
Day 135 Pantry Check
Day 133 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 66 Bacon & Water
Day 66 Sleep Recording (12:50|1:50/5|11:30|12:20)
Day 39 Bedtime Curfew 72 

Horrible sleep, good wakeup.  I really need to look into books on how to get to sleep - was only able to get to bed at 5 am.

Day 24, No Alcohol Challenge. Have friends in town, meeting them tonight. Don’t particularly feel the urge to drink.

Day 910

Day 910 Record Keeping
Day 882 Fixed Meditation (30 min)
Day 756 Writing (2/30 - hard)
Day 296 Rowing (30 min/ 4400 m)
Day 37 Mobility/Stretching 78 (Couch stretch)
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Eating
Day 134 Pantry Check
Day 132 Food Recording

Early to Rise
Day 65 Bacon & Water
Day 65 Sleep Recording (1|2:30/3:30|12|1)
Day 38 Bedtime Curfew 75 

Good sleep, good wakeup.  

Day 23, No Alcohol Challenge

Yesterday went out, had a virgin margarita, which actually really good. Hit all the sour salty notes that I wanted.