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Old 18th December 2012, 07:18   #316
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Great thread !!! I definitely need to reclaim my life,but don't know where to start I always think every tomorrow should be better than today but things have started to go backwards after my final semester exams .Planning to do meditation everyday.Hope I add more things to my To do list to keep myself engaged till I get my exam results.
giri1.8, need to start somewhere! All the best in reclaiming. You are most welcome to report your progress here every week, seek inspiration from others (who are sailing in similar boat) and inspire others in turn. All the best.


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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 8 times this week.
3. Long Kriya after a break of 3 weeks.

#2 Reading
1. Finished "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell
2. Started "Art of Happiness" by His Holiness Dalai Lama

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 4 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. De-cluttered the place on Sunday in a 2 hour session. The home looks manageable now.
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Old 18th December 2012, 12:20   #317
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giri1.8, need to start somewhere! All the best in reclaiming. You are most welcome to report your progress here every week, seek inspiration from others (who are sailing in similar boat) and inspire others in turn. All the best
Thanks for the wishes! will update my progress and I am planning to post some inspirational videos from youtube here.This thread definitely needs more traffic
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Old 22nd December 2012, 21:55   #318
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Managed to keep myself engaged this week!Spent some time with my friends,started taking photos again after a long gap but I need to spend more time for meditation.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 15:46   #319
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Realized did not update this on Monday. For last two weeks managed to cycle 3-4 days in the week for around 6 -7 km. Cold and foggy weather in the mornings made me lethargic to step out. However compensated by cycling in the evenings, though its a bit of challenge specially due to people coming wrong side on scooters
Plan to start diet control from new year
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Old 24th December 2012, 16:03   #320
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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 6 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Finished "Art of Happiness" by His Holiness Dalai Lama
2. Finished "How to get your point across in 30 seconds or less"
3. Listening to one book about Steve Jobs.
4. Also listening to "7 habits of highly effective people"

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 2 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Around 1 hour spent.
2. Cleaning the car with water myself once a week. Dusting with Jopasu duster twice a week.
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Old 1st January 2013, 14:08   #321
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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 2 days during the week. Tried to cover up by going for a 50 minutes walk on Sunday.
2. Walked up 10 floors 5 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Finished "The Steve Jobs Way".
2. Also listening to "7 habits of highly effective people"

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 2 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Around 1 hour spent.

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Hello All,

Below is what I follow for keeping myself fit (Physically & Mentally):

1. Yoga (as suggested by Baba Ramdev) for 40 minutes in morning everyday (5 days a week) (Anulom Vilom, Kapalbhati, etc)

2. Brisk walking everyday (6 days a week) at night (1 hour post dinner), for 35 minutes, approx 3.5 kms.

3. Walking up approx 9 floors everyday (3 + 2 + 2 + 2)

4. Generally avoid Deep Fried food food stuffs, Aerated Cold Drinks & never drink water along with meals. But I have a sweet Tooth & do consume sweets occasionally.

5. Reading - Currently reading The Success Principles by Jack Canfield for approx 2 / 3 hours every week - I intend to increase this reading frequency.

P.S. I am 5'9" tall & I used to weigh 89 kgs in 2001 & currently I weighing 70 / 72 kgs. I am maintaining my weight between 70 & 75 kgs sucessfully since last 7 / 8 years. My before & after pictures posted on post# 230 of The Weight Loss Tread on T-BHP: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...thread-16.html (The Weight Loss Thread)

New Year Resolution:
Read aleast one Book every month.

Thanks,

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Old 7th January 2013, 08:20   #323
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Hello All,

Below is what I follow for keeping myself fit (Physically & Mentally):

...

P.S. I am 5'9" tall & I used to weigh 89 kgs in 2001 & currently I weighing 70 / 72 kgs. I am maintaining my weight between 70 & 75 kgs sucessfully since last 7 / 8 years. My before & after pictures posted on post# 230 of The Weight Loss Tread on T-BHP: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...thread-16.html (The Weight Loss Thread)

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Thanks Jignesh. Those tips actually help. Thanks for sharing things from your own experience.

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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 6 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Listening to "The World Is Flat".
2. Also listening to "7 habits of highly effective people"

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 2 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Very little.

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Need to crank up on the last two. The sluggish start of the new year and the cold winter are egging on the laziness.
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Old 14th January 2013, 14:07   #324
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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 8 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Just 30 minutes away from completing "The World Is Flat".
2. Last 15 minutes left form "7 habits of highly effective people"

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 5 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Very little.
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Old 21st January 2013, 17:59   #325
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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 8 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Completed "The World Is Flat".
2. Completed "7 habits of highly effective people"
3. Started "Emotional Intelligence"

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 6 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Very little.
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Hi people,

Its been a while since I reported here. I was on a longgg vacation to home and now back to the routine.

-The routine to office continues, albeit only one single change, cycling has stopped and that is now replaced with walking 6 kms up and down. (Snow/Ice ~10 cms and -5 C).

-Read a book of around 700 pages within a span of 26 hours - Locked on by Tom Clancy

http://www.tomclancy.com/book_displa...=9780425248607

Interesting read into a well written, real-world like spy story. Nerve cracking and nail-biting to be frank! I have never enjoyed a book before like what I did with this one.

-Physical activity has been limited to a minimum due to the bad weather and lots of important work lined up at the official front.
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Hi, nice thread.

Just thought I'd suggest/mention a good book that I came across recently. It's called "The Flipside" by Adam J. Jackson, and is about finding the 'flipside' (opportunities) of adverse circumstances. I believe this book has helped me become more optimistic towards life in general. Just thought I'd mention this as it might be related to the topic of the thread and might be helpful for other people who are also trying to get a handle on life. Please note, I'm not advertising/advocating the book; I found it helpful, so just sharing the info.

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Old 28th January 2013, 18:22   #328
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Hi people,

Its been a while since I reported here. I was on a longgg vacation to home and now back to the routine.

-The routine to office continues, albeit only one single change, cycling has stopped and that is now replaced with walking 6 kms up and down. (Snow/Ice ~10 cms and -5 C).

-Read a book of around 700 pages within a span of 26 hours - Locked on by Tom Clancy

http://www.tomclancy.com/book_displa...=9780425248607

Interesting read into a well written, real-world like spy story. Nerve cracking and nail-biting to be frank! I have never enjoyed a book before like what I did with this one.

-Physical activity has been limited to a minimum due to the bad weather and lots of important work lined up at the official front.
AlphaKilo, the way you demonstrate will-power even during the sub-zero temperatures is admirable! Two big thumbs up!

I am struggling to get out of the blanket nowadays.

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Hi, nice thread.

Just thought I'd suggest/mention a good book that I came across recently. It's called "The Flipside" by Adam J. Jackson, and is about finding the 'flipside' (opportunities) of adverse circumstances. I believe this book has helped me become more optimistic towards life in general. Just thought I'd mention this as it might be related to the topic of the thread and might be helpful for other people who are also trying to get a handle on life. Please note, I'm not advertising/advocating the book; I found it helpful, so just sharing the info.

Regards,

M_83.
Thanks for the book recommendation Maelstrom_83! Would keep an eye out for it!
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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk only on 4 days during the week. Really bad!
2. Walked up 10 floors 8 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Still on "Emotional Intelligence". Hardly any progress from last week.
2. Listening to "Bhagwat Geeta". Its heavy stuff and I have been losing concentration quite often. The version I had starts with sanskrit piece and then follows it with its meaning in Hindi. Since I don't understand Sanskrit, the mind wanders off during the Sanskrit part and does not come back even when the Hindi part starts.
3. Downloaded a Marathi audio version of "Bhagwat Geeta". This one does not have any Sanskrit pieces and is easier to understand. But this one is in sing-song fashion, which gets irritating after some time. Let's see if I manage to complete it.

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

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Very little.
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AlphaKilo, the way you demonstrate will-power even during the sub-zero temperatures is admirable! Two big thumbs up!
I am struggling to get out of the blanket nowadays.
Well I can understand. But for me, its a must! When left with no other choice, we humans tend to get out of laziness. "Need is the mother of inventions" is in a way I am able to feel its meaning.

1. Physical Activity: Contines as always! Weekend, although was colder around -14 C managed to catch some workout. Finally, I have found a good fitness centre near my place, open 24x7 and 365 days a year. So, from 1st Feb I will be joining it. Update: Weather seems to be getting kind on me, predictions for this week is that temperatures will reach +14 C. Hope it does so that I would be able to get back to my cycling routine.

2. Reading: N/A

3. Useful work: Writing my thesis so everything I do is useful
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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 8 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Still on "Emotional Intelligence".
2. Still on Marathi audio version of "Bhagwat Geeta".

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 5 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Two hours of thorough cleaning
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