Friday, April 26, 2013

Meditation Take 2 Week 4

Although I'm glad that I was able to knock out these last 4 weeks of meditating every (read most) day; I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't really get better at it.  This last week, I watched a few videos on meditating to see if I should be doing anything different.  I specifically decided to not do my visualization thing and JUST observe my breathing without trying to control it.  I had a few chunks of time on Tuesday where I think I was completely clear, but otherwise it was just fighting to stop thinking.  15 minutes was no big deal, but it was a little harder to commit to the time every day, because I was really busy this week.

I started doing Warrior (I don't eat during the day) again.  That's been going fine, but I got me off my game with the avocado.  I'll fix that.

MIPT sucked this week.  I worked a lot, because of some stuff going on, and never got back on board.  I'll try to get it going again next week.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Meditation Take 2 Week 3

This was the 10 minute week.  It wasn't at all hard to sit there for the whole 10 minutes (I have a lot of practice sitting and staring).  The main issue was that I'm not getting any better at clearing my mind and focusing on my breathing.  Of course, I've done no additional work on this other than the daily meditation.  I feel like a few blog posts could get me going in the right direction.  I start 15 minutes tomorrow.

I'm getting pretty solid on setting my MIPTs.  I think I'm picking good ones and taking care of them appropriately.

I haven't done a great job with the healthy eating this week.  I've sort of fallen off the train since the CrossFit Open ended.  I have high confidence that I will straighten my shit out starting now-ish.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Meditation Take 2 Week 2

I've been killing it on the meditation habit.  Just started 10 minutes this morning.  I don't feel like I'm getting better at it anymore.  Whatever.

Healthy Eating - good
MIPTs - very good

Friday, April 5, 2013

Meditation Take 2 Week 1

If you're following along, I decided to restart the Meditation month from March.  I mostly failed last month, and I wanted to give myself another shot.  Luckily, April is Exercise, and I don't need to focus on developing that.  Last week, I came up with a bunch of plans to help me do better this time.  I didn't really do any of them.

It turns out that, rededicating myself was enough.  Also, making it obvious that skipping it because I "didn't have time" was a procrastination technique.  I've been doing it every day and bumped it up to 5 MINUTES today.

I've noticed that focusing on my breathing is getting easier.  I've started incorporating the thought of a shore where the water retreats when I breathe in, and rushes up when I breathe out.  Super hippy, but it seems to work.

I made my MIPT meditation; so, I'm 100% there.  I've been solid on the healthy foods as well.