So motivated by all the feedback!
I am so much moved with all the response on my previous blog on the learning of two year maintenance!
It is so much encouraging!
Sometimes, I tend to feel that I'm alone with all my ideas and projects.
Especially with those that now are really at the core of a healthy living. But as the society around us facilitates overeating, sitting in the sofa, cars, I often feel that I'm going against the wind, or that I'm the only one around.
It's so good to hear your voices. It makes me remember that I'm not alone. For example with the car free living, I'm so happy to learn that there are so many of us out there who do the same way. Cities and towns are fully organized to make easier to park, to get through by car, and not to make it easy for pedestrian or bike transport.
The average response I get is that it's a crazy idea, and it doesn't work. Or maybe it works for me, because I'm special, but otherwise it doesn't work.
Haha, I'm special! :-)
But I also see more and more the possibilities, and my ears and eyes notice more things about healthy living. For example, this guy from Japan is going around the World on a foldable bicycle! This is something I was thinking, it would be much easier to go around with a foldable bike when touring, but I was sceptical. But if he could do 50 000 km so far, it must be working!
At the moment I'm on the train (public transport, walking the talk) to Frochtenstein (near Wien), for my weekend training with Contact Dance. The training is for teachers and trainers, to both learn more Contact Dance, and also to enable to incorporate movement in whatever training or teaching we do.
Constant movement from Friday late afternoon to Sunday late afternoon. What I really like about this program that although I move a lot, it doesn't feel like workout, it's just what I do. Although, I move 6-8h a day, or if I stay up for the jam on Saturday night, even more... why there's a limit of 120 min on the SP Fitness Tracker? :-)
And I also bring my own food, it's an extra bag, but I have all the food I want for the weekend. Lots of vegetables, apples, oranges, puffed rice, dark chocolate and granola for the breaks, couscous, low fat cheese... and I also have my scales with me (both the kitchen scale and body scale), so I can weigh whenever I want.
STRIVERONE wrote in a comment that I look younger... this is something I noticed lately, too, that the more healthy things I do the younger I look and feel. Before, when I was 33 and overweight, round, and slow, people easily gave me 40 years. Now, I'm 37, but people often give me 33, and 37. I also feel much younger. Instead of being worried about the future, I'm so much full of energy that I rather see all the possibilities, things I can do, explore, and try.
This is from our bike-walk-bike combo from last weekend with my wife. It was unusually warm here, almost like Spring, so we used the opportunity to make a ride to the river Raba.
Yesterday (Thursday), I just noticed that thanks to the standing desk, I was in movement the whole day! I didn't sit for a second! And it was not because of effort, it was because it felt natural that way. If you were thinking about a standing desk, my recommendation is to go for it!
OK, let's keep on sparking!