James D.

James D.

Kenzai Chisel | Day 20 (Member)
Kenzai Chisel
Day 20
 
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Day 20 - Chugging Along
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Spent the week traveling in Seoul and Shanghai. Pretty good on the exercises and diet okay considering was eating out every day.
Half way stage probably a B- score on the exercises and diet. Have been good but not great.
Going to really focus for the second half.
Ramp up the exercise intensity and nail down the diet (cut out a couple of meals out a week) will do it.
Onwards and upwards :)


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Going well. Getting into the whole swing of things.

Had a couple of off-piste meals Friday and Saturday night with the family. Was feeling some alcohol cravings for the first time in a long time as well. Back on track today and going to double down the effort and focus this week. Only 4 weeks to go...28 days!! So no excuses to really push hard.

Breakfast this morning LOL


Day 9 - on track
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On track and getting into the diet. Exercises going well. Trucking along.
Eldest son started senior school today - I think dad was far more nervous lol


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Looking forward to this Chisel.
Unlike other attempts I’m starting off pretty fit (for me!) at around 78kg (was 89kg in Feb) and having down a months skiing. Body fat around 18.2% so it’ll be interesting what happens. Nursing a few niggles so going to have to be careful on the ‘inverted back’ stuff, but can swap out things and manage. Excited to nail this. Only 42 days till mid-Sept. Going to be a good one with the right focus :-)
In Bali for the first morning and had a good avo smash to kick start the diet. Going to surf for an hour and get my arse kicked (I’m a Noob!). Tokyo tomorrow.


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Loved MIND 
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Loved MIND.
All aspects of it.
Hit the Alps after 4 weeks and swapped to my own sort of flow - 5 hours of skiing training every day. Beautiful mountains, fresh air and time to think, but not think too much :-)


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Loved MIND.
All aspects of it.
Hit the Alps after 4 weeks and swapped to my own sort of flow - 5 hours of skiing training every day. Beautiful mountains, fresh air and time to think, but not think too much :-)


loved it

Loved MIND.
All aspects of it.
Hit the Alps after 4 weeks and swapped to my own sort of flow - 5 hours of skiing training every day. Beautiful mountains, fresh air and time to think, but not think too much :-)


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I’ve been in the Alps on a ski training course for last 2 weeks. It’s been full on 5 hours skiing a day and classroom in the evening and I’ve fallen off the MIND wagon. Not to say I haven’t done lots of exercise and had some good MIND thought time👍
But WiFi is terrible in hotel so blogging and following course tricky. No excuses thought.
...here’s my walk to work every morning :-)


Day 26 - Queues :)

But golly it's hard sometimes!

I'm having a full on week this week. Up at 5am every morning to do work calls, then training, then back to do more calls, classes early evening and then more work in the evening. The lesson made me laugh today as I have been in queues all week and I have been pretty impatient. So perhaps I need to chill a bit and relax.

The food has been challenging as staying at a hotel with set meals. I went out and bought a chicken and salad today :)

Going strong though.


Day 18 - Indulgence
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Eat at an amazing restaurant last night - Suhring Bangkok. I think I had 13 course...too many to fit in one picture.
It was a zen experience. I’ll chalk that up as an extra meditative experience :)


I liked the lesson today and mantra’s. I’m all for using them sparingly.
One issue in speaking - ‘Breath in, I know I am breathing in’...it’s still quite a mouthful and it takes me one breath in and OUT to say it. Which is sort of confusing!
Is it okay to shorten it to ‘Breath In’ (Breath in through nose). ‘Breath Out’ (through mouth)? Then that synchronises with my breathing.


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Testing meditation that one. I started to feel a few ‘could be a bite’ but as per instructions let them go. But then realised I was being savaged by mosquitoes (one of my pet hates)! So not the most relaxing of walks or meditations but found a rhythm (two steps breath in, two steps breath out). And 15 mins felt pretty calming.


Day 13 - thoughts

I had two thoughts today during meditation.

Each session is a little like getting into exercise. Takes a while to get into it - perhaps 3–4 mins. Once I’m set I find it easier and easier. Till the end :-)

Distractions. I tried meditating in the car on way back from airport. Lots of little noises and movement. It was hard to keep focus but also perhaps a good test...but also perhaps the little distractions made it easier. The 9 mins flew by


Day 10 - Sting
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I went to a private Sting gig last night where he told the stories behind various hit songs. As a massive Police and Sting fan since my early teens it was very special. I missed my medication and exercise because of it but c’est la vie as they say in Cannes.

Flying back now and can’t wait to see my family.

Back on exercise and medication and diet tomorrow.


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Father’s Day and my boys and wife took me to The Frying Pan. As I’ve been healthy eating for 50 odd days and strict diet starts tomorrow went ALL IN!

Round 1 a 4x4x4 monster of all sorts of breakfast things. Then shared three waffles with my boys.

On the straight and narrow tomorrow. Looking forward to an epic 7 days.


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