Okay this used to be “of 17” but somehow the last two months disappeared and I’ve made no progress.
A quick story about lying to myself on the basketball court. If I short around before pick up games and miss a bunch, I’ll joke to myself that it’s just getting those misses out of my system.
Good sign because all that will be left is makes.
Here’s how it can relate to losing the last 8 weeks of progress. Maybe it was inevitable that I needed 8 weeks of struggle first. So the next 9 weeks will be super productive.
So every Sunday I’ll write a retro. The fat loss retrospective.
What went well?
I was fairly consistent with workouts. I did program hop BUT I did the workouts so that’s good. I’m going to do what worked in the past for me: reverse pyramid strength sets 3 days a week.
The plug-ins (a greyskull LP phrase) I’ll use will be Pavel’s fighter’s pull-up program. This worked for me before.
And lots of walking. I’ll aim for a 1 hour walk with Booster in the morning. Which is more like 30 minutes of movement and 30 minutes struggling to get her to move with me.
So heavy sets and some body weight on off days to keep moving.
What can be improved?
Okay so social eating on the weekend basically resets all progress (and more). I can see it coming and somewhat starve myself, which of course is probably not the best mentality.
Quantity might be the more important thing to handle. 2 drinks instead of 4, one slice instead of two, etc.
What content was helpful this week?
I was reading a kettlebell instructor’s reflections on year maybe 30 of his life. Or maybe it was 35. Anyway. He just used the language “eat like an adult”. Which is great. Language matters, especially in self talk.
In “Organize Tomorrow Today”, the authors use the phrase “fight-thru”. You’ll find some “fight-thru” moments in each day and you just need to win more and more of these and you’ll have more successful days than not. And you’ll make progress.
In most games, there’s usually a few key moments rather than every moment being equal. A few key points allowed Djokovic to rally back and win the French Open final.
He won some fight thrus. There will be some fight thru moments in the week and I’ll just need to win them.
By, you know, not eating whatever delicious thing it is.
What will you try next week?
I’ve been slowly moving more of my writing to Drafts and getting back in the groove of writing on my phone. So that I can write on the treadmill or the bike.
I’ll just keep trying to increase the amount that I do this and get to where I can publish more on my phone. Double whammy.
Makes low slow cardio go super fast and it just feels like walking + writing (or reading) together is one of the absolute best uses of time in terms of long term, positive compounding effects.
Fit body, learning mind.