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Old 25th June 2012, 22:02   #256
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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 6 days during the week. Working up quite a sweat nowadays.
2. Walked up 10 floors 8 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Finished "The 8th habit"!

#3 Planned 'core' work
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#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. An hour on Sunday.
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#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 6 days during the week. Working up quite a sweat nowadays.
2. Walked up 10 floors 8 times this week.
Since you've been at it (brisk walking) for a year now, do you find it easier or in other words, do you need to walk faster/longer for the same fatigue levels as before?

Suggestion: try "Beachbody - Insanity". If you have a friend or colleague coming from the US, can pick it up for you. Even if you don't follow the recommended diet strictly, I guarantee that you'll feel fitter than ever if you do this workout as suggested 6 days a week. Do get a complete health checkup and doctor's opinion before you start, though!!
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Weight Management

1. 5 Days : 30 Min on cycle
2. 1 Day: about two hours of badminton & cricket
3. 1 Day: landmine

Last sprint when I lost 5 kgs, I had gone on strict diet. I think its time for the second project to start and I am mentally ready and this time the target is to get to 87 Kgs from 92 Kgs.

Some activity on photogrpahy, however the focus now is on health & weight management & job (and ofcourse family). Rest as it happens...
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Old 26th June 2012, 15:54   #259
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Weight Management

1. 5 Days : 30 Min on cycle
2. 1 Day: about two hours of badminton & cricket
3. 1 Day: landmine

Last sprint when I lost 5 kgs, I had gone on strict diet. I think its time for the second project to start and I am mentally ready and this time the target is to get to 87 Kgs from 92 Kgs.

Some activity on photogrpahy, however the focus now is on health & weight management & job (and ofcourse family). Rest as it happens...
Good week, Ajit! All the best for phase-2 of the project.

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Since you've been at it (brisk walking) for a year now, do you find it easier or in other words, do you need to walk faster/longer for the same fatigue levels as before?
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Good question. My weight loss has been marginal (~5%) during the last 10 odd months. So I doubt, to burn the same number of calories, I need to go faster/longer.
On a separate note, one recent interesting observation is: looks like maintaining your pulse at a fixed (high) rate is key to cardio. Nowadays, with 3 rounds of constant-speed brisk-walk, I sweat significantly more than earlier 3 rounds of jogging + normal walking.

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Suggestion: try "Beachbody - Insanity". If you have a friend or colleague coming from the US, can pick it up for you. Even if you don't follow the recommended diet strictly, I guarantee that you'll feel fitter than ever if you do this workout as suggested 6 days a week. Do get a complete health checkup and doctor's opinion before you start, though!!
Interesting that you suggested Insanity. In fact I have been toying with the idea for a couple of months now. Have got the DVDs and the complete program info.
Have definite intentions of taking the Insanity challenge. Let's see if the intention results into some concrete action soon
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Old 2nd July 2012, 17:16   #260
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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on all 7 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 11 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Started and finished "Principle Centered Leadership".

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. After hitting a rock bottom last week, bounced back to clock ~10 hours of meaningful work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. About an hour spent across the week on neat-clean-tidy.

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Old 2nd July 2012, 19:06   #261
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I am tracking my workout on dailymile.com

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Friday & Sunday - Job took over, made up for Friday on Sturday.

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Ajit, liked your tracking methiod.
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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 6 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 9 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Started and finished "The power of the 7 habits".

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. Around 6 hours of core work.
2. Put in a half an hour recurring event on my calendar for Every Friday. This is meant for weekly planning for the coming week. Started with this practice from last week.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. About an hour spent across the week on neat-clean-tidy.
2. Waxed the car (partially) for about 2 hours on Saturday.

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Here is my workout details:
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Wednesday was taken over by job, so made up on Thursday.

Friday & Saturday was away from home so no cycling. Friday did leisure walking for 40 min, walking is not suitable for me considering the state of my knee, so skipped walking on Saturday and made up for it on Sunday.
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Old 17th July 2012, 07:06   #264
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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 6 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 10 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Started and almost finished "The 7 habits".

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. Around 6 hours of core work.
2. Put a lot of recurring things on my calender so as to bring some amount of discipline.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. About an hour spent across the week on neat-clean-tidy.
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#2 Reading
1. Started and almost finished "The 7 habits".

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Such a sad coincidence- Steven Covey Passed away yesterday.
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Old 17th July 2012, 13:57   #266
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Such a sad coincidence- Steven Covey Passed away yesterday.
That's sad indeed :-(
He has been a BIG source of inspirarion for me.
May his soul rest in piece.
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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 5 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 10 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Finished "The 7 habits" for the 7th time. Let's just say my way of paying tribute to the master - Stephen R Covey.

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. Around 10 hours of core work!
2. The recurring meetings on the calendar and the alarms on the mobile are helping a lot.
3. For last 2 weeks, have started following religiously the practice of weekly planning.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. About an hour spent across the week on neat-clean-tidy.
2. Spending more time in keeping the car clean nowadays.

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Since last few weeks, having a feeling of "Ekla Cholo Re" on this thread.

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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 5 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 10 times this week.
3. Result -> Weight currently at 72KG.

#2 Reading
1. Started "7 habits for effective families". Covered very less. Need to crank up this week.

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. Easily 15 hours of core work! A good week.
2. Kept myself busy by scheduling a lot of things on the calendar directly.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. About an hour spent across the week on neat-clean-tidy.

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New mid-year resolutions:
1. No facebook from Monday to Friday.
2. TBHP not more than 30-45 minutes per day.

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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 5 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 10 times this week.


#2 Reading
1. Still on "7 habits for effective families".

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. 10 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. About 2 hours spent across the week on neat-clean-tidy.

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New mid-year resolutions:
1. No facebook from Monday to Friday. -> Pulled this off without any issues.
2. TBHP not more than 30-45 minutes per day. -> This one is really tough. In fact, my wife said that after giving up FB on weekdays, I am utilizing that time (and some more ) for TBHP
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Update for last week:

A chaotic week. First 3 days were eaten up by a urgent workshop.

#1 Weight-Control

1. Went for a brisk-walk on 5 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 4 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Finished "7 habits for effective families". Overall reading for this week has been minimal.

#3 Planned 'core' work
1.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Less than an hour spent across the week on neat-clean-tidy.
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