2019 Resolution

My 2019 Mantra: Discipline is Freedom. This is from Jocko Willink’s book Discipline Equals Freedom.  I realize I need be more disciplined with my diet and my workouts to be successful in losing weight this year.

  • Lose weight.
    • Intermittent fasting does seem to work for me.  I lost weight this Christmas when I was eating at my own schedule.  But I realized I need to be much more disciplined.  I’ve been experimenting on fasting cycles too.  I’ve been able to eat one meal a day as well as 2 meals within 8 hours.  But I can’t decide which fasting cycle is ideal.  I honestly have had a difficult time trying to adjust the eating/fasting cycles so that the fasting cycles coincide with normal working hours.
    • As part of this weight loss program, I’m going to consciously add 1 day a week of relatively moderate weight lifting exercise as well as core training.  This will be recorded in the journal.
    • My goal is 10 lbs/ quarter.  By the end of the year, I will be approximately 220 lbs.  I’m currently at 260 lbs.
  • Fasting / Food Journal
    • I intend to log my fasting start and end time for the full year.
    • I intend to log a food journal as well too.
    • I intend to record the weight lifting and core exercises.
  • Read 4 books.
    • Obesity Code by Jason Fung
    • Wooden by John Wooden
    • What’s Mine is Yours by Rachel Botsman/Roo Rogers
    • Priceless by William Poundstone
  • Travel three times this year.
    • Planned: Okinawa/Taiwan
    • Within US, I’d like to visit New Orleans, Seattle, Atlanta, Houston.
    • Outside US, I’d like to visit Australia, New Zealand, Iceland.
  • Play 1 hour of Piano a Day.
    • Learn all three movements of the Moonlight Sonata aka Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor Op. 27, No. 2.  I actually know most of the 1st movement but I don’t play it enough to remember.


It’s 2019!

Discipline is Freedom!!

Let’s do this!!!


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