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Re: New year new me
« Reply #300 on: January 31, 2021, 04:07:49 pm »
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Yest just meditation 1hr and cycle commute

Today

Walk ~6km with gf
Run 16km 5.30 pace 1hr28 - longest run in a good long while, felt ok kept it slow, legs tired feet tired.
Pull up 10, Chin up 10
Push up 2 x 25
Easy yoga 30m
Meditation 1hr too tired

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Re: New year new me
« Reply #301 on: February 09, 2021, 02:28:30 pm »
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Had a few days off work and spent some time with gf doing some not exercising things so fell off the boat a bit, still got a 10k in and a few push ups/yoga

Back to it yest
Meditation - 2h really interesting session.... So strange it went so quick and no aches/pains... But sometimes 20m feels like 2hrs.
Yoga 30m - right after felt great

Today
1hr meditation - also a fun session
Walk like 6km doing errands
Run 12km trail and hills with ice and snow and 0c, super fun... First time i ran in tights this year as windchill was a but much. 5.31/km pace overall but i was messing around taking loads of photos and stuff so just kept it fun

Pull up 2 x 10
Chin up 3x10
Push up 5 x 25

Felt super easy really prolly lost bodyweight

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Re: New year new me
« Reply #302 on: February 10, 2021, 04:22:55 pm »
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Hiked 17.59km w/ gf at a reasonable pace up the nearest big hill, some snow around and nice sunny weather. Was fun

Yoga 30m
Meditation 1hr (too tired) dull

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Re: New year new me
« Reply #303 on: February 16, 2021, 03:53:01 pm »
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Feb 11th
cycle commute
meditation 1hr
Push up 30 chin up 10

Feb 12th
Cycle commute
Meditation 1hr

Feb 13th
Meditation 2hrs
Walk 6km or so
Run 10.45km 4.50m/km pace - first time pushing the pace in a while, quite hilly so happy with this

Feb 14th
Walk 8km or so
Push ups 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10
Chin ups 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

Feb 15th
Run 8.5km 5.04km pace felt super fun.... Had warmer temps so first time in just a long sleeved tee and shorts for a while, felt like freeeeeedom
Chins 10 push up 30
Yoga 30m
Meditation 1hr

Today
Cycle commute
Meditation 1hr

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Re: New year new me
« Reply #304 on: February 18, 2021, 04:01:40 pm »
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Yesterday

Meditation 2hrs
Walk 6km
Run 11km 5.19/km pace (lots of hills)
Push up 3 x 30
Pull up 3 x 10
Yoga 30m

Today
Meditation 2hrs +20m pm
Run 7.5km 4.59/km pace
Push ups 10 x 10
Chin ups 10 x 5
Yoga 45m

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Re: New year new me
« Reply #305 on: February 20, 2021, 05:08:14 pm »
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Yesterday
Cycle commute
Meditation 1hr 15 + 30m

Today
Meditation 2hrs
Run 21.15km 5.13m/km pace 1hr 50 for the half which I'm actually really happy with considering it wasn't a race and there were some real big hills. Also did it completely fasted and without taking water/nutriton as didn't plan to go so far.

Chins 12
Push up 25

30m yoga/stretch

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Re: New year new me
« Reply #306 on: February 20, 2021, 07:48:24 pm »
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Hey how long did it take you to get used to those meditation times? 2 hours seems insane. I can do a few mins if im really in the mindset. Any advice for improvement? I try to do mindfulness stuff but my mind always jumps to thoughts instead of presence really fast. Maybe unless im jogging or taking a walk in an interesting place.

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Re: New year new me
« Reply #307 on: February 21, 2021, 01:26:53 am »
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Hey how long did it take you to get used to those meditation times? 2 hours seems insane. I can do a few mins if im really in the mindset. Any advice for improvement? I try to do mindfulness stuff but my mind always jumps to thoughts instead of presence really fast. Maybe unless im jogging or taking a walk in an interesting place.

Hey, many years!! Up until around this time last year nearly all my sessions were 20-30 minutes and not quite as consistent as I am now. Then i upped to 1 hour and something clicked (basically had some incredible experiences) and it actually became a rather pleasent experience and not such a chore to commit to each day.

My top tip would be to get the book 'the mind illuminated' by Culdasa, i dont think anything has helped me develop as much as this book. It's big and very in depth, but split into stages starting right from the beginning so you dont have to read it all at once. (I'm only on stage 7/10)

On the point of jumping to thoughts, it's really important not to get mad when that happens, its supposed to happen! A tip I took from the above book was to in your head say' 'aha! Mind wandering!' and actually reward yourself for recognising, positively reinforcing that recognising. Because actually by the time you recognise mind wandering your most recent mind moment was the act of recognising so to get annoyed at yourself is actually negatively reinforcing the act of noticing the mind wandering, not the mind wandering itself. So instead by congratulating your recognising with an 'aha!' moment and then coming back to the breath, over time you begin to unconsciously do this and the mind becomes quiet.




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Re: New year new me
« Reply #308 on: February 22, 2021, 05:21:14 pm »
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Yest

Cycle commute
Meditation 50m + 20m

Today

Cycle commute
Meditation 1hr
Push ups 3 x 30
Chin ups 3 x 10

Working loads of 13hr days atm so time pressed to do much  :-X

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Re: New year new me
« Reply #309 on: February 25, 2021, 02:24:47 pm »
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 Feb 23rd

Meditation 1hr
cycle commute
Run 5.23km 4.48m/km avg pace 25m 8s
 
Feb 24th
Meditation 1hr cycle commute

Today
Meditation 1hr
Walk gonna guess 8-10km but no idea
Run 10. 66km 4.58m/km pace 52m 59s
Chin up 15
Push up 50