(Jason Nesmith aka Captain Taggart, Galaxy Quest)
This is my cancer blog. My "normal" stuff is over here.
I cannot remember exactly when my interest in habit building was sparked initially, but I guess it was a process that slowly evolved after I first started to use the Getting Things Done (GTD) method in my life. I definitely developed an interest in how to build sustainable habits when I started my bodyweight exercises journey.
There’s a lot to be said about habit and routine building, but as other have already put a lot of effort into describing how to build habits, I will not repeat everything in this post. Let me just reiterate the most important points:
Here I am, up since 5am (to be fair though, I usually get up at 5:15). My daughter happily sits on my lap, trying to mash on the keyboard, hitting random keys and potentially destroying what I just wrote. She’s been up since about 4am, so I didn’t really sleep since then, and she insisted on getting up with me instead of staying in bed a bit longer. But I remain calm. Update: This was written on February 23rd, not today when I uploaded the final blog post.
Happy holidays everyone! It is pure coincidence that this became a Christmas post though. My first blog post about my training regimen was back in 2013, please read it if you haven’t already. Since then, a couple of things have changed.
First of all, my weight. I peaked at about 82kg (180.7lbs) and am now at a still healthy 77.6kg (171lbs), with the goal to get up to 80kg (176.3lbs) again. At a height of 189cm (6’2"), 77.6kg make a BMI of 21.8. Weighting between 71kg and 91kg (156.5lbs — 200.6lbs) is considered normal for me. My lowest weight, after my first surgery, was 62kg (136.6lbs), with a BMI of 17.4. With a BMI under 20, you are considered to be underweight. Let’s see where I land after the holidays :).
A couple of days ago, I finally met Patric, another brain tumor patient. I contacted him after I heard his WRINT podcast episode about being diagnosed with a Glioblastoma. Remember, back in 2013, I also did a WRINT podcast about my brain tumor.
I’ll make it short today: Check out my guest blog post over at Spero for Cancer. The original title was “Preparing for the Inevitable”, but I guess it didn’t fit the theme :). I’m mainly touching two topics I want to write about in more depth here when I find the time: Working out (I already did so in 2013, I think an update is in order), meditation, and what both have to do with cancer.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Spero nor do I endorse their app in any way. I didn’t even had the chance to test it yet, as there is currently no Android version available. They just asked nicely if I would write a guest post, so I did.