Monthly Update February 2019

February is over, so time for my seconde update on my progress on my 2019 goals (see also my December and January updates). Generally my mood levels for February where higher than last month. I start to pay some attention to my diet and lost some of the weight I gained in the previous months. I also went to a few more yoga lessons and continued my aikido practice. As for my goals, I did practice my visualization skills but didn’t practice nearly enough and thus didn’t achieve any breakthroughs. »

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Monthly Update January 2019

In this post I’d like to give a short update on my progress on my 2019 goals. For more background information see my list of goals for 2019 and my December 2018 update. What can I say, 2019 hasn’t really started like I expected it would. First, the holiday season left me more tired then I started them. Although I hardly worked and wasn’t particularly stressed it didn’t feel like vacation at all. »

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Some Great Things: January 2019 Edition

The first great thing I’d like to share with you in this post is the website/blog/project ToBeHonest.nl (warning only in Dutch) where Bente Van De Douw aims to be honest and open on the internet and on social media and discusses things such as the usage of filters on Instagram that make people appear perfect. In this Hacker News question asking for the best comments on the site I found this blogpost with some great advice »

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2019 Obstacle 1: Jumper's knee

After too much running, high intensity interval training and kettlebell swings in December I’m having some issues with my knees. Based on the symptoms I assume I have the beginning stage of Patellar tendonitis aka jumper’s knee. As a consequence I already have to change my training plans for 2019 :-). My new schedule for January looks like this: no running, probably until the summer low cycling volume at low to medium intensity, so no intervals back to 50 kettlebell swings per session, twice weekly but skip the first week low impact knee exercises, starting next week Next to these changes, I still plan to: »

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Monthly Update December 2018

In this monthly update I want to share my progress on my list of 100 things. In general it was a very mixed month with some very good days but also lots of difficulties to keep motivated and failing to keep my food urges under control and going to bed early enough. 100 kettlebell swings in a row This month I’ve been swinging twice weekly with in the first week 75 swings per session and in the second half of the month 100 swings per session for a grand total of 700 swings. »

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Plans for 2019

Since creating the raw list of 100+ things I want to do, learn, achieve and experience in the coming years, it became very clear that I’ll have to prioritize. For 2019 I plan to: Training ride >250km in one day participate in a criterium cycling race 100 kettlebell swings in a row run 5km in <20 min Learning follow 10 yoga lessons get a new grade in aikido learn to visualize (overcome aphantasia) follow a Wim Hof course read https://zenhabits. »

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100 things to do: my unfiltered list

Recently I tried to create a list of 100 things that I want to do and achieve in the coming years. After a slow start and searching for inspiration I came up with the following unfiltered list with more than 100 things which I’ve quickly sorted in some categories: Training 10 steps in hand stand position 100 pushups in a row 20 strict pull ups in a row ride >250km in one day ride >44kph in a 20k time trial run 5km in <20 min run a marathon 100 kettlebell swings in a row participate in a criterium cycling race participate in a multi-day cycling event become flexible enough to sit in the lotus position Learning finish SICP learn to ride a unicycle learn touch typing learn to remember people’s names practice bow shooting weekly for a year practice drawing for 1 hour/day for 60 days learn how to forage for mushrooms and other edible plants learn the basics of Spanish learn the basics of Portuguese learn the basics of Norwegian learn the basics of German learn the basics of Japanese follow a course for first aid training learn how to lucid dream learn to visualize (overcome aphantasia) take a tap dance/irish step dance course take a ballroom dance course earn a black belt in a martial art learn to climb a 6A route read Zen and the Martial Arts 12 times in a year read https://zenhabits. »

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Welcome

Welcome to ArtAnSa, a place where we want to share beautiful, artful, wise, inspirational, inspiring and uplifting content. For the first coming months I, Samuel, will share my goals and how I’m trying to achieve them, including plenty of notes on life and everything, that I collected troughout many years of reading. Next to this, I really would like this website to become a place where An and me can share our creations and ideas with the world. »

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