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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
Since first of 1 Dec 2014, I work in Brussels.
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
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
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
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
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
I always do ten minutes exercise a day, no matter what. My fallback exercise is a brisk power walking for 10 minutes, which I do for the sake of exercise, not just walking around. Although, it doesn't burn a great deal of calories, it keeps me o... Read more
In my last blog post I asked about suggestions for the 5% challenge.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5782962
Thanks a lot for the answers!
Here are the key ideas from you:
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Hi 5% challengers, Daisy team, and all,
So on Saturday we start again the 5% challenge, for two months.
Now I'm in maintenance mode, but still I like to be part of it, as it helps me stay on track.
I would like this time to make t... Read more