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    One Year Of Discipline

    What worked and what I want to improve.

    This is a look back at the first week of March – including my goals and daily habits.

    #1 – Career

    (a) Lab work

    After sending our manuscript in for review, I mostly tied up some loose ends that I did not get to in the run-up to the submission.

    (b) This blog

    I published the February review of One Year Of Discipline, added an article about Abundance, and had my first Mastermind meeting via Skype with a group of other online entrepreneurs. It’s an awesome group with quite diverse topics and interests (an affiliate site, an online course to learn the piano, art for kids and keeping a good posture). Some are already much more advanced than me – so there is a lot I can learn from. I hope I can provide enough value in return! Very exciting.

    For the next meeting in two weeks, I’ll be sitting in the “hot seat”, so this provides some additional boost of motivation.

    (c) My Green Card application

    I had a visit with US Immigration authorities to take my finger prints. That is the last step on my road towards getting my Green Card. All I can do now is to sit back and wait.

    #2 – Health

    (a) Workout

    Daily Calisthenics:

    Last week, I was able to do 44 push-ups in a row. So this week I wanted to do more, but for whatever reason, I seem to have hit a roadblock. I can not do more than 44. Some days even only 40, then 42, up to 44… but that’s it. So I am aiming for keeping consistently 44. Maybe once I build the strength to have 44 as a “normal” number, I can do more. I am sure this is only temporary.

    I could do complete squats and sit-ups (each 120), as always.

    (b) Nutrition

    The same phenomenon as I see with push-ups I see with body fat. It does not even go down. It keeps hovering between 21 and 22%. I don’t know why. But maybe I just hit a plateau in my fat loss and fitness progress. I just continue in my diet (low carb) as before.

    (c) Sleep

    6 hours of sleep on average – that worked. I am feeling more relaxed and alert during the days.

    #3 – Habits

    Here is the list from 30 Days of Discipline – and how I fared:

    1. Eat three meals or less: I cut back on the sandwiches and stuck to three meals a day.

    2. Get up between 5 and 7 am: Still too often woke up at 7 am, but at least got my 6 hours of sleep (on average).

    3. Cold showers: Every day.

    4. No Porn and Masturbation: No problems.

    5. 100 push-ups/squats/sit-ups minimum: Some struggle with the proper execution of the push-ups (see above), but always kept to 120 each.

    6. Dress to impress, dress for success: Always did that. I work much better once I am dressed. More focussed.

    7. Make a to-do list: Kept at it every evening for the next day.

    8. Stand tall and proud: Did that, albeit I do slouch a bit when I am sitting. I have to check Mark Wong‘s site for some good advice on posture.

    9. No excuses/explanations/BS: All fine here.

    10. Keep those ideas written down: See text box above.

    11. My purpose: Blog and Work, every day.

    To check the description of the “One Year of Discipline” challenge, click here.

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