Becoming The Best Possible Version Of Myself
Days 50 to 53!
The perfect streak is growing again 🤩 but ...
But I haven't felt so terrible during my 24h fast ever before. Today morning, Friday, when I woke up my body was shaking, I felt so weak, I had aches and pains, and I was sweating. I assume it was because I slept only 5.5 hours while my body needed more time to rest. Thursdays are my workout days where I go to the gym (but this is just a couple of hours after the last meal. Plus I'm also sparring in the evening.
I have had the same schedule since the beginning of the challenge and haven't felt any major side effects. But today there was another factor in play which I believe is the cause of this awful feeling.
Yesterday evening was a live call of Lifebook program I started to do and because of that, I went to sleep 1.5...2 hours later. So instead of 7 to 7.5 hours of sleep, I got only 5.5 hours of sleep.
Anyway, after the morning exercise, I started to feel much better. And now I have just 15 minutes left for this fast 😊
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Days 54 - 56!
Another perfect weekend 😎 And with that, I have got my total streak to 10 again.
I'm starting to get a hang of it.
Day 57 - 60!
Almost back where I fell off 😉 2 more days and the old record (15 days in a row) will be broken.
A couple of things I would like to mention.
- Last week I shared that 24h fasting was a really terrible experience. This week everything is back to normal. Although I didn't sleep much longer than last week, 6 hours and 15 minutes. But as I did an easier workout and also didn't spar, I felt much better today morning. I will change my workout schedule a little so it will be at the end of the fast and not at the beginning. This way it will have a much better effect on muscle growth plus my body doesn't have to be in nutrition deficiency for another 12 hours after the workout and sparring.
- This week I tried to join 5 am club (Robin Sharma book 😎 ) but it looks like it isn't the best time to do it at the moment. As I'm getting home around 10 pm I can get to sleep a little before 11 pm. Which means I sleep just a little bit more than 6 hours.
After 3 days of doing this, I already felt sleepiness starting to kick in during my day. So I have to wait when circumstances are more suitable (I can get home earlier) to join that club. But I will still try to bring the wakeup time before 6 am because I have extended my meditation (+breathing) to 1 hour.
That's it for today. Next report on Monday again. And then I have already beaten my old streak record!
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Another perfect weekend, although it was pretty close not to be 😉 as I had so much temptation to work till later hours on Saturday. But still, I knew that I will have a new record when I can keep the perfect streak going and in my last post I also promised to break that record. So, another example of how this challenge motivates me to stick to the schedule. 😎
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Woohoo! 3 weeks in a row! 😎 🤩
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As I have managed to get the streak going for so long, I will add new things to the sheet soon. 😉
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Oh no! I broke the streak! And not once but twice!
I broke my 21-days streak a week ago and now I broke it again but this time on purpose. It was because I wanted to be honest for myself. I had a chance not to break the streak but I still chose to break it. Watch the video and find out why.
Week 12 and the streak has started to grow again. 😁
This week was pretty easy, at least I don't remember that I struggled with something. On the weekend you may see many empty cells in "Eating Habits" category. This is because I took part in the Kundalini Yoga camp. I left home quite early and came back in the evening, so I couldn't do those tasks.
A new task in "Eating Habits" category.
"Sticking To The First Decision Of Food Portion"
I have had pretty good success in changing my eating habits (can stick to the eating schedule) but I cannot stick to the proper portion.
Even if my stomach is already full I still feel the hunger to eat something extra and when I eat that extra I will feel heavy and not so good. I have been struggling with that for quite a while already. And I have also written it to my dairy many times ("Eat too much") but didn't get the result I wanted.
Now I have added it to my daily sheet so let's see how it goes. 😉
Peace and much love to you all! 🙏💓
Here is the overview I promised:
I failed again! 😮
On Saturday, filling the diary. I don't know how it happened. In the morning when I started to fill morning things I saw that the evening part of the previous day was empty. I was like: "How did that happen?" It was completely unintentional.
And on Sunday I didn't track my drinking and in the evening when I started thinking about it, I couldn't remember if I had drunk enough.
So, we are back at the beginning. 😉 Nothing bad to be back at the beginning because the overall change that I have wanted to achieve is already taking place.
Week 15! 50 days challenge of no junk food completed perfectly 😊
The week itself started bad (I missed the visualization part) but I pulled myself together and finished the rest of the week strong.
Monday was a national holiday and I didn't too much that day. On weekends and on holidays I have to do at least 2 visualizations before the task. Monday morning I did my first one because I had some work to do but after that, I was just pushing the visualization further and further as I didn't have anything special to do. Until in the evening, I realized I don't have anything left to visualize so I had to accept that I missed that task ... again. A few weeks ago I was in the same situation and I didn't want to lie to myself. Here is the recording of what happened then and it also explains this week's failure.
This week I also finished my "No More Junk Food" challenge that I did for 50 days. Here is a video about it that I made last week.
As the challenge didn't serve the purpose I created it for, I started another challenge which is a Celery Juice challenge.
Week 16! I'm still not strong enough!
Everything was going smooth and I was getting close to get a perfect week but then "life" happened.
I was on my way to catch a train when on the halfway, I noticed that I don't have my wallet in my pocket. I probably forgot it at the gym because I took it out there.
But before going back I wanted to check maybe I have put it in my backpack. So, I took off my backpack, put it on the ground and bowed down to check for the wallet. The next moment my phone slipped out from its pocket (I have a special phone pocket on my jacket that is outside of the main zip. But the problem is, that it is sideways. So, whenever I'm forgetting to close the pocket properly and I'm bending, the phone flies out from the pocket).
This is exactly what happened ... again, but this time I had a small crack on my screen. The immediate thought, of course, was: "Damn! Not the screen!" It is still a very new phone and I haven't even paid fully for it yet as I bought it with installments.
But as I have "walked" pretty long way on my journey already, this incident didn't kick me out of my mood. What happened, happened and I cannot do anything about it anymore. And I believe I was so cool about it mostly because I was more worried about my wallet at that time 😉
So, I put my phone back to the pocket without thinking much about it and set my steps back to the gym.
The wallet was exactly where I left it so everything good with that, but ...
But when I started to check when the next train goes, I finally noticed that I had actually broken my phone completely. It didn't show any sign of life 😥
And then all those negative thoughts started to fly in: "Damn, why now? My financial situation has just started to improve and now this! I have another working phone at home but I have so much valuable info and content on this phone and I definitely need to repair it."
Then I started to wonder how much it would cost me to fix it and how big of an impact it will leave to my budget.
Although to my surprise I emotional state wasn't affected much. Emotionally I was pretty cool with the situation. Only negative thoughts in my mind but nothing else, no bodily reactions. So, the work on my mindset has really worked.
I went back to the train station and started my journey home.
On the train, I wrote to my diary how I will behave at home and I'm not letting this incident affect me in any way. I also wrote what I will eat exactly and how much (this is part of my challenge sheet). So, everything started to get back on track.
Then I arrived at groceries and I couldn't resist what happened next. "If money is going out anyway, then let it go out all the way!"
I bought many unhealthy things instead of sticking to my shopping plan. So I let my emotions do the shopping and not my rational mind. And at home, all the plans for preparing a proper meal for myself flew out from the window.
I ate all that garbage I had just bought and, of course, didn't feel good afterward. So, it looks like I have still a lot of work to do on my mental game as the incident that happened earlier could still impact me.
With that incident, I found an easy excuse for why I can buy and eat all that shit. Not good, not good at all. More work needs to be done.
And with that eating, I also broke the streak of "Sticking to the first decision of food portion".
So, yes, unexpected things can still kick me out of my bubble and affect me mentally.
Anyway, now back to the drawing board and time to start building the streak from the beginning.
Finally, another perfect week. 😎
There weren't any surprises this week, only the news that I'm jobless for an unknown period of time 😉 But I didn't let this bother me and nailed a perfect week!
Let's see how far can I push that streak. Can we finally catch the previous record which is 21 days?
What happened?!? So many Zeros?
I tried to bite too big of a piece at once. I got offered to translate 34 articles for new Ecovo platform that is sharing articles about the environment to raise the awareness of global problems.
Those articles were supposed to be translated by Monday evening, so I had 3 days. And as they were pretty short articles, I thought, why not, let's help the great cause, plus they offered me some benefits too of course 😉
But when I started to translate, there were so many technical terms and words that I had to do a lot of research to know the Estonian match.
So I worked like crazy to keep up with the deadline. Already on Saturday, I missed a few things but on Sunday I was so tired mentally and had no inner force do stick to my challenge schedule with even more things.
So yeah, that's why so many zeros. The biggest streak I broke was my breakfast routing (108 days). After my morning routine, I just grabbed something eatable, sat behind my PC and started translating.
But I'm not letting myself down because of this. It doesn't matter how many times you fall, what matters is how many times you stand back up. 😎