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the one about exercise and diet making a difference...

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I mentioned that I track everything, right? like more than is tracked here. I track what I read and my commute time -- a total quantified self.

Well, in June, I did 1000 pushups. I also completed more than 1000 fitness minutes.

I also lost a lot of weight. Sitting now at 179, a weight I haven't seen since I graduated college.

And I think it has to do with my intensity and my dedication to this whole exercise routine. And mixing it up. Kettlebells, elliptical, treadmill, running outdoors, lifting, walking with the family, and a whole series of other fun things.

And. my daughter just learned to ride her bike. Which means we can go take leisurely rides around the neighborhood now too. I mean, really, could this be any better?

Working out is not much of a chore for me, it's finding the time, but with more fresh fruits and vegetables, and with more exercise, I'm starting to see a significant change. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling really good.

And that has to do with a lot of things. Hard work, yes, but also a shift in mindset. And being surrounded by better things, and doing myself good.

I like doing myself good.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ARRREAGLES 7/14/2013 10:48PM

    Hakapes-- I haven't gone to a meetup yet, but want to. I follow the site and read many of the blog comments and download a bunch of the apps I see, but not interacted in person yet.

I currently track a variety of things for my own smiles and enjoyment. Lately, it's been my pushups and for years, my reading.

Thanks for all the comments, by the way. I appreciate that you interact so meaningfully with the community.

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HAKAPES 7/3/2013 10:55AM

    Great progress!

Do you go to QS meetups?
How is you experience with QS?

I've been to Amsterdam to the conference.

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BARBARASDIET 7/2/2013 3:44PM

    Good for you!

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