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Bike tour in Slovenia (pictures) - burn calories like a train...
6/26/2014 5:34:52 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Last weekend we had a 4 day holiday in Austria, and we visited a friend in Prevalje, Slovenia, near the Drava river. We had been there last year with...  Read more

HAKAPES

I love to workout on Friday night, because...
5/30/2014 5:43:12 PM,  5 COMMENTS

... anyway I am just mentally tired after the week. I used to wait for the Friday night: finally I'm free, I can do something, no work coming on...  Read more

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A difference good weather makes for me
5/27/2014 1:56:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

It's still May, but it feels like summer is here. The weather is wonderful here in Gleisdorf, and although I do go out to exercise in winter, this bea...  Read more

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Do you have a Plan B Exercise for bad weather?
5/19/2014 12:27:31 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Do you have a plan B to do exercise when the weather is not what you wanted? What is your usual plan B? THE FAMOUS PLAN B One thing I learned...  Read more

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How to start the swimming season?
5/3/2014 1:11:01 PM,  7 COMMENTS

With a big jump! :-) The outdoor pool opened on 1st May here in Gleisdorf. Last year, it took me almost 5 weeks until I finally went there and re...  Read more

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How to resume exercise after having a cold?
4/28/2014 12:30:30 PM,  11 COMMENTS

From Friday afternoon I've been in bed, I got a nasty cold. I've been a good kid, and stayed in bed ALL THE TIME, drank my tees, slept a lot, an...  Read more

HAKAPES

Do you run in wind?
4/16/2014 3:16:59 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Looking out the window, it looks terrible, the trees are bent under the heavy wind, people wearing coats and hats. However, I know from my previo...  Read more

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Why commute by bike - why not? Tell me your opinion!
4/12/2014 2:51:23 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Since spring is here, I do most of my commute by bike and train. I was reflecting, what are my own benefits of commuting by bike. WHY COMMUT...  Read more

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Anyone riding a folding bike? I tried a Dahon in Mati, Greece!
4/7/2014 1:10:49 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Do you use a folding bike? What is your experince? I was in Mati, Greece for a gathering of an organisation. We had great time. However, on...  Read more

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What do you restart as spring arrives?
3/17/2014 4:37:19 AM,  11 COMMENTS

It’s March, and on the Northern hemisphere the Sun is back! So am I back in the saddle again, and crunch in the miles with my Cannondale. Al...  Read more

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How do you stop hiccukps? Tips needed!
3/3/2014 8:12:55 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Last week I was down due to a small flu. Strangely, HICCUPS were my biggest problem, from morning, to the evening. From the outside, it sounds...  Read more

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Is it the really the Moon?! What makes me Hungry?
2/19/2014 1:39:20 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Although I'm in maintenance mode, I would like to drop a few pounds now, helps for running. When I overeat a little bit, my belly shows it immediately...  Read more

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How do you manage to go to bed early?
2/13/2014 1:21:51 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Thanks for all the suggestions about waking up, falling asleep again at night. They are really helpful! This week we still focus on sleep int he...  Read more

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What shall I do when I wake up at night? Advice needed!
2/12/2014 12:50:17 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Hi All Sparkfriends, This night I woke up at around 4am, and was up until 5am I think. I'm not sure why I woke up, there are a couple of things o...  Read more

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How to track sleep? And the benefits I have discovered, with charts.
2/10/2014 11:42:25 AM,  13 COMMENTS

We are following sleep hours in the 5% challenge this week, so I thought to focus on this topic in my blog. Do you have some tips how to track sl...  Read more

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I've found the magic potion to become younger
1/24/2014 7:03:25 AM,  19 COMMENTS

So motivated by all the feedback! Thank youuuu! I am so much moved with all the response on my previous blog on the learning of two year mai...  Read more

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How to maintain? - Learning from my two year experience.
1/3/2014 7:17:10 AM,  52 COMMENTS

Thanks for all of you who sent me wishes for my two year maintenance anniversary. It was a surprise, as I didn't really kept track of this anniv...  Read more

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How to stay healthy during the holidays - 3 simple strategies, and many practical bold tips
12/20/2013 1:56:02 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I asked for your feedback on how you tackle the holiday challenges in my last blog, in regard to our healthy lifestyle. I was surprised, as I got so...  Read more

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How do you prepare for December's holiday challenges?
11/27/2013 6:39:10 AM,  14 COMMENTS

December is coming, with all the challenges of Christmas, New Year, and the holiday period in general. This often means: - lots of food to eat...  Read more

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The journey to contact dance
11/8/2013 10:54:10 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I already have been to many dance classes in my life, and many coaching and training settings. I enjoyed both a lot, I was and am comfortable with bot...  Read more

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From the middle of the dance
10/26/2013 4:55:30 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Here I'm again on my dance training weekend. I am still thankful for myself that I decided for this strategy. I year ago, I was hesitating to do this...  Read more

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Night one and the cheese is calling... (Week 1.1)
10/14/2013 3:20:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ugh. This is hard. I am blogging right now for one purpose... ...to help me stay away from the fridge! I have realized that a big compone...  Read more

BRAVAH

40 pounds in 40 weeks
10/14/2013 11:10:42 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today, October 14, 2013 is day one of week one (although successive weeks will start on Sundays). I commit to myself today to lose one pound per week...  Read more

BRAVAH

Pictures of the Autumn forest (Austria)
10/8/2013 1:38:31 AM,  18 COMMENTS

This Sunday, we went for a powerwalk with my wife for our daily exercise. Walking together is not so high in calories, but high in communication! :-)...  Read more

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A bad combination of habits and expectations becomes self-fulfilling prophecy
10/1/2013 9:07:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm the first to admit that when I am hungry, it is easy for me to get cranky. That being said, I am actually guilty of being cranky in the evenings...  Read more

BRAVAH

Sommerberg - riding with the sun to kicks off my day
9/26/2013 9:18:40 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This morning I companied my wife to the train station (06:50 am), and as I was on my bike, I decided to do a little bike touring in some new direction...  Read more

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Choose a new route to ride - see what I've found!
9/13/2013 3:42:41 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Today, I thought to spice up a little bit my daily exercise, and decided to try a route I didn't choose before. It's a more hilly one, although it goe...  Read more

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Tristacher see, totally fresh-water swim
9/6/2013 3:06:59 AM,  8 COMMENTS

It's still fresh in the morning, we just got up, and will pack and go shortly. I thought to check in with a nice picture, after all the nice feedback...  Read more

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The eye rolling continues.
9/4/2013 9:45:23 AM,  5 COMMENTS

A side note before the story begins... the scale was unfriendly this morning. Was it the after dinner chips and cheese? Or the effects of the trip c...  Read more

BRAVAH

Balaton, something special in Hungary
9/4/2013 2:18:06 AM,  7 COMMENTS

This weekend I've been to Balatonfüred, the lake Balaton with friends from Budapest and Amsterdam, a fun international team. For me it was part job, t...  Read more

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Small gains are sometimes a victory!
9/2/2013 10:05:36 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So, I've been gone for nearly two weeks, and have come back nearly where I was before. The last week or so before I left, I lost 3 pounds - woohoo!...  Read more

BRAVAH

Exercise on the go - with a twist
8/30/2013 6:39:59 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Yesterday, after my POSE running training in Vienna, I had a full day open. I decided to visit Enzovelo, a specialist bike shop in downtown. When I wa...  Read more

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POSE refresh, fastest ever in my life
8/28/2013 4:51:56 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Today, I came to Vienna to participate to the bi-weekly POSE Runners meeting. It's a rare occasion that I can come, as it's a long trip by train from...  Read more

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Running, swimming, and I'm good to go
8/23/2013 5:08:10 AM,  14 COMMENTS

With the local open-air swimming pool just a block away, I'm really fortunate. We have a 50m pool here, open all summer, from 7:30 am to 8 pm. Anytime...  Read more

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Roller brake troubles breaking trust
8/21/2013 7:15:43 AM,  10 COMMENTS

We went on a bike tour with my wife in July, and before that I wanted to get her bike into the best shape possible. I had a funny-disappointing experi...  Read more

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Listen to my birds (10sec video)
7/15/2013 7:48:37 AM,  13 COMMENTS

This morning I went for a triplet, and was amazed how my sense of temperature changed during the different sports! 30 minute bike ride - I felt cold...  Read more

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How do you welcome guests? The healthy way or the traditional way?
7/9/2013 12:07:41 PM,  14 COMMENTS

We had two nieces of my wife visiting for the weekend. It's a common habit to change eating and exercise patterns when friends come over, and mostly,...  Read more

HAKAPES

100 pushups, day 1. Let's push it!
7/3/2013 8:21:36 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I do five days of cardio a week for 1h, with usually 2 days rest. Running, biking, and swimming. I don't currently follow a training plan, but I c...  Read more

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How I traded potato, rice and bread to: salad
6/25/2013 2:22:42 PM,  11 COMMENTS

This weekend we had some friends visiting, and as usual, we didn't prepare with some extra food, just thought they will eat what we eat. For Saturday...  Read more

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Hands on the bars, and up-up-up! (video, 3 min)
6/21/2013 2:09:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I stopped again at Aussichtsturm Kleeberg to run up, now summer time. There is some noise due to the wind, but you can here me. I filmed my 4th...  Read more

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