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4 years of maintenance - three key lessons to be successful

Saturday, January 30, 2016      13 comments

Thanks for all the good wishes for the 4 year maintenance anniversary. It was unexpected, and really made my day! For those who have the journey ahead, and for those who are just interested, I thought to share some of my key learning from m... Read more

10 days of meditation, silence and fasting - my experiences

Thursday, December 24, 2015      5 comments

From 30 Nov to 9 Dec 2015, I've spent 10 days in with meditation. The first time went to be in silence for a couple of days was when I was 20 years old, and since then, I try to go each year, for a week. I see myself more as a talkative and peop... Read more

What works and what doesn't - learning from the running experiment

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      14 comments

After a month (and a bit more) of going for a run every day, I thought to share with you my learning. It might be useful for many others! WHAT WORKS 1. Running every day helped me to get back to the habit of doing sports in an easy way. T... Read more

The morning run experiment - can you support me?

Wednesday, August 05, 2015      11 comments

I reflected what worked for me in the past, and what I could use from that in my new environment (see my previous blog post about Brussels). In a way not to reinvent the wheel, but to have enough new in it so it works. One thing that worked... Read more

Restarting in Brussels - new habits for a new location

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      5 comments

One of the key learning of the past months here in Brussels is that what worked for me in Austria, among the mountains, apple fields, pine trees, won't work in this busy town. I tried to keep on doing many of the exercise habits that I developed... Read more

Park de Bruxelles - finding my running habit

Monday, May 25, 2015      6 comments

Living in Brussels, I'm still on the quest to re-establish my sports habits. Running was so easy and fun Gleisdorf, Austria - 500 m from my door I was in some forest with pine trees, among the apple fields, or took my bike for as long as I ... Read more

Fitbit Surge short term review for SparkPeople users - Should you buy it?

Saturday, May 23, 2015      11 comments

After about two weeks of use, some thoughts about the Fitbit Surge. If you were thinking about investing in the Fitbit Surge, especially if you are a regular Sparkpeople user, here's my advice. In short, I find it as a great tool motiv... Read more

My triple challenge for the supermarket

Sunday, May 17, 2015      8 comments

In my intent to load up our "fruit corner" for the week, yesterday I made an interesting triple challenge for myself in the supermarket. 1. Buy only fruits and vegetables, but then from that, as much as I want. 2. Use a shopping cart ins... Read more

Why target 7.5h sleep per day?! Isn't it 8 hours?

Sunday, February 01, 2015      4 comments

I grew up with the mantra 8h works, 8 rest, 8 having fun. There's even a song about it, making us to remember those old times, which keeps on rhyming in my head still. https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=rvVAex4r0_8 ... Read more

How I track sleep

Saturday, January 31, 2015      5 comments

Recently, I started to track my sleep with SleepBot. For about two years now, I record every morning how much I have slept that night. However, I didn't really look at the data systematically, just once per twice a year. With SleepBot, I immedia... Read more

Streets of Brussels

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      5 comments

Since first of 1 Dec 2014, I work in Brussels. Great city! I can recommend to visit, if you are nearby. So new work, new place, new life - new habits to develop for sports. I loved in Austria that going out to the nature was so e... Read more

Tips to stay healthy during the holidays?

Monday, December 22, 2014      2 comments

Hi All, Christmas is just a few days away. What I notice this year that now I approach to the holidays with much less stress about eating and exercise. I used to think about as a big challenge to overcome, but I developed so many good ... Read more

How long do you meditate per day?

Thursday, December 04, 2014      7 comments

Recently I started my meditation habit really consistently. I do it both in the morning and in the evening, about 20 minutes each. When it is a rush, I only do 10 minutes, and when I have a lot of time and motivation for it, I do 2 x 25 min... Read more

Good exercise, good sleep. Simple!

Monday, November 03, 2014      4 comments

Yesterday, I had a great day full of exercise, biking, walking, swimming. And in the morning, I woke up refreshed, after a full night of sleep. I noticed this already - when I exercise consistently, and am sufficiently "tired", I sleep... Read more

How was you attitude towards exercise today?

Sunday, November 02, 2014      7 comments

After having a pleasant rest and a decent walk yesterday (Saturday), we had plenty of energy with my wife to get moving. She suggested to explore the swimming pool close to her workplace, which added some extra fun to our exercise. I consis... Read more


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