And so I’ve reached day 14 of my first swing, that means its time for me to share the results of my goal setting.

I tracked it more consistently due to publicising my intentions.

There definitely can be value in sharing your goals…as long as you continue to do them for yourself πŸ˜‡

I found sharing the goals particularly gave me strength for abstaining from coffee/caffeine.

I could have seen myself changing my mind around day 12…
However knowing I would be sharing the results of my intentions gave me a sense of commitment.

(I always try to do what I say…at least when I say it to others. Next challenge: Do what I say, to myself)

While on the plane back to Darwin I went through a process I like to use when I am focusing on achieving intents.

I make daily notes based on my adherence to goals: exercise, food, meditation, things removed from my life (e.g coffee).

Those daily notes are lengthy so I summarise them into totals for the period I am focussing on (in this case 14 days).

From there I can see plainly what my patterns were resulting from my daily choices.
I guess it gives me a macro view of the micro.

After analysing my patterns, I make notes to myself about what worked and what could be done better next time.

14 Day Summary
πŸ‹β€β™‚οΈ Exercise 13x including weights, yoga, cardio
😴 3 days where no form of exercise was done
πŸ•‰ Meditation each night before bed – 3x dedicated times to meditate.
🚫 No Coffee
πŸ₯— Food:
πŸ‘‰ Breakfast: Omelette with various salad/vegetables
πŸ‘‰ Lunch: Salmon/Tuna/Chicken with Salad and Carb (Couscous/Quinoa/Potato) (Plus occasional jam/cream scone for flexibility in diet)
πŸ‘‰ Dinner: Steak, Veg, Potatoes with small amount of sauce based dish for flavour and gravy on steak/potatoes
Or skipped when not needing dinner
πŸ‘‰ Desserts: 3x cherry slices, 1 icecream serve, 1 tiramisu, 1 schnitzel (Day 1, 9, 11, 13)

Review
βœ… Did well – continue
β–ͺ︎ Exercise consistency and balance – didn’t ego lift and listened to body
β–ͺ︎ Made space for gym despite minimal time (see below)
β–ͺ︎ Times I did create space for meditation were beneficial
β–ͺ︎ Chose not to drink coffee
β–ͺ︎ Food adherence (85% clean meals)

↩ Need to work on
β–ͺ︎ Need to create more space for Meditation (avoid mental fatigue, better state of mind)
β–ͺ︎ Replace sugar based desserts with healthy options.
β–ͺ︎ Day 12 Fatigue set in – combination of mental fatigue, inadequate rest, cns becoming tense.
β–ͺ︎ Increase focus on well-being and recovery from Day 10; meditation, yoga, sleep.
β–ͺ︎ More yoga (frequency and duration)<span;>

About the gym
The bus timetables and work schedule posed a problem for the gym.
4:30am to breakfast – 6:30pm back from work.
If I worked out in the evening I would be eating too late and be too energised to sleep well.
I decided if I could miss dinner by eating more at breakfast and lunch then I could get an early night sleep and wake up at 3am.
The first night I didn’t set an alarm but I did set an intent.
I meditated before bed, had a good sleep and awoke naturally at 3am.
I thought, alright I’m awake might as well.
It turned out to give me a great boost of energy that lasted until midday and really set the day in a positive frame.

I ended up going every second day in the morning and doing cardio in the evening sporadically.

Results
Intentions
β–ͺ︎maintain or improve health
β–ͺ︎develop discipline
β–ͺ︎build empowerment

Challenges
πŸ₯¦ Food
πŸ’ͺGym
🚫 Coffee

Intentions
βœ… Maintain or Improve Health:.
β€’ I feel my body composition improved
β€’ Although fatigued I feel fitter
β€’ Definitely need high quality nutrients however
βœ… Develop Discipline
β€’ Several opportunities were presented to make difficult choices that required discipline but I feel I found a nice balance between committing to my goals and looking after my Self.
β˜‘ Build Empowerment
β€’ There were times I felt very empowered, after Day 10 it started to subside alongside my energy so its had to say I am empowered right now.
β€’ I’ll credit this one 50% because I was and now am not.

Challenges/Goals
βœ… Food
β€’ Massive improvement over last time in the mines
β€’ 85% adherence is realistic and sustainable.
βœ… Gym
β€’ I feel I worked my body as much as it needed
β€’ I feel I listened to it as much as I could
β€’ Although I didn’t go morning and night like initially planned, that wasn’t realistic and I got carried away with high energy at the start πŸ˜…
β€’ It felt like i made good use of the gym and haven’t burnt out
β€’ Felt good and felt sustainable, tick βœ”
βœ… Coffee
β€’ No caffeine consumed
β€’ Definitely glad I stuck to this one, I know the downsides would have outweighed any benefits

I’ll be honest it was a long two weeks, especially because my heart isn’t fully in it.

Thats a whole ‘nutha post though!

I am definitely ready for a rest and 12 days off.
Spent in Darwin with meditation, yoga, exercise, healthy food, vibrant atmosphere and sunshine πŸ‘Œ

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