As I mentioned many times, taking a picture was the hardest part. If (when?) I do this sort of silliness again, I will have to come up with a way to make the photography easier. A lot of times I just didn’t want to carry my phone with me (e.g. running). And for the things that were visually interesting, capturing the 3rd-person point of view usually required me to setup a small tripod and use the self-timer or my remote. All of which — everything about taking the photos — seriously detracted from the fun of “just be active every day.”
How did it turn out physically? Meh. No particular weight loss. No particular weight gain. No particular increase in strength. (Other than my usual, generally upward slope of improvements this time of year.)
Mentally? Meh. It turned completely into a chore and took the fun out of it. Sure, it was fun to post things, and to see people’s likes and comments. But on the grand scheme of things, it was a large distraction. I would do much better to — and this is what I will be doing — simply find things which inspire me and do them regularly. Then move on when I feel like something new.
one. hundred. days. (with one miss.) Worst part? …the photos. Shout out to Miguel on this one for catching me as I stuck a sequence of strides across the wall to a precision (on a wall, that’s not a flat-top box.)
It’s about two miles each way (it’s not a straight line) to my office. I can walk it in silence as a nice way to relax and unwind. But today I’m listening to podcasts, dictating notes, making calls and getting stuff done during my commute.
Variation of the 15 minute drill, on rings. Do about 15 seconds of effort every minute, for 15 minutes. Variations: Strict pushups with both hands in the rings; knee pushups both hands in rings; strict pushups with ONE hand on floor; static plank (high and low versions) with both hands in the rings; “clocking” where you move your hands symetically as far from the neutral position; good old pushups to failure on the ground to finish.