Each week we add a new habit and mindset. For week 7, I stacked on the habit of intermittent fasting for 18 hours/ 6 hour window to eat. We were doing a 16/8 intermittent fast prior to that.
The mindset for week 7 was of the infinite game. The goal is to not actually win, because you can’t. The goal is you get to keep playing. That’s the purpose. It’s a different type of engagement and purpose toward life. Players with an infinite mindset want to leave the world in better shape than they found it. They want to weather storms and be transformed. To embrace surprises, adapt, and to continue to constantly grow. “What’s best for me” is finite thinking. To ask, “What’s best for us” is infinite thinking.
Complete list of what I’m doing daily. Note the week each was introduced. It may look intensely, but we are using a habit-stacking method.
- 1 hour workouts 4 days a week
- 1 hour Yoga on Thursday
- Saturday workout challenge
- Sunday rest, get outdoors
- Only eating meat, vegetables, and fruit. One cup of rice a day is allowed, and sweet potatoes. Eggs allowed. No sugars. No sauces.
- No alcohol. Water, coffee and tea allowed only
- Drinking 96 oz water daily
- Sleep at least 7 hours a day
- Daily video accountability check-ins
- A weekly photo for before/after comparison purposes
- Intermittent fasting 16 hr fast/ 8 hr window to eat (week 1)
- Mindset of “I Get To” vs “I have to” (week 1)
- Wim Hof breath work (week 2)
- Mindset of Choose your role – guide (week 2)
- 30 seconds of straight cold water while showering (week 3)
- Mindset of fueling first (week 3)
- Do a good deed for someone every 24 hrs anonymously (week 4)
- Mindset of Traveling light (week 4)
- Meditate for 5 minutes everyday (week 5)
- Mindset of prioritize profits beyond money (week 5)
- Journal every night before bed (week 6)
- Mindset of correcting course (week 6)
- Intermittent fasting 18 hr fast/ 6 hr window to eat (week 7)
- Mindset of the Infinite Game (week 7)
* this lifestyle is probably not right for you
How’s it going for week 7?
I reminded myself I need to be the captain of my ship. I got a bit off course on Wednesday during my workout. The first 5 minutes I realized the crew was running the ship, and my crew is bunch of lunatics! I was just going through the motions … barely without any intentions. I have a small 4 to 5 one liner list I’ve crafted on how I want to show up daily and the direction to navigate toward. I had forgotten to review it prior to my workout so I was all over the place. Once I started focusing on my list though I corrected course and my workout got back on track and I ended up nailing it.
I also had to remind myself if all this feels a bit uncomfortable and wobbly that it’s normal. I’m leaving behind the old and familiar and just like learning how to ride a bike it could be a bit awkward when we left behind the training wheels but eventually the wobbles stopped, the bike became straight, and we giggled like hell with our newfound FREEDOM!
- Started: 191
- Week 1: 185
- Week 2: 182.8
- Week 3: 178.8
- Week 4: 178.2
- Week 5: 176.2
- Week 6: 173.8
- Week 7: 172.4
You wii ask a friend to partake in this challenge. Person 1 will take off on a 400 meter run. Person 2 will remain and do 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 air squats. That is considered one round. Person 2 tries to get in as many round as they can before person 1 returns. Then they switch. Person one starts doing as many rounds while person 1 runs 400 meter. The goal is to see how many total rounds combined you both can get in for 20 minutes.
I did it with my son Bob and we did 15 rounds.
Week 7 Progress Photos
You will need to wait for week 12! I need to have some sort of reveal out here.😊
My 90 day goals:
- Weigh 170 (started at 191)
- BMI 18.5 – 22 (currently 27.3)
- Bone mineral density Z-Score – 0 or higher (currently -0.2)
- Lean mass – 80% or higher (currently 61.6%)
- Have ingrained healthy food choices/eating habits
- New muscle mass
- Lean body and a feeling of empowered and feeling fit
- My discomfort muscle will be strengthened and calloused so when life’s discomfort happen I’m ready to face them and walk towards them
- A sense of pride that I can accomplish difficult things and I’m making myself a better man
- Knowing I’m doing everything I can to take care of my health and be around a long time to love, enjoy, and support my family
- Be an example for others and help them however I can on their wellness journey
- Throw away any left over victim thoughts
- Have a complete mindset on Wellness for Life
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