A little introduction : I m a sixteen years old boy living in southeast europe.I have decided to write these posts to track my progress.I'll set a list of goals I plan to archive during the following years I may failat all of them but I'll try as hard as I can . 20 May 2013 (12:30 C.E.T Paris,Berlin,Madrid Time) My mission has begun ....
Going to gym six times a week:Gym is an amazing thing and I plan to take my gym sessions to the next level.Last summer I went to gym six times a week three hours a day the results were astonishing i doubled my force and increased my muscle mass.I will write details for my progress in a special section I have created in "MS OneNote".Of course I will update my progress in these posts now and then.Exception are made to this goal when I m on vacations and trips .
Getting only A-s and B-s in the following two years of High School: I m considered one of the best students in my class but every month I will get two or three grades below B like C or even D.I want to be medic or a civil engineer and pursue those professions I have to be exellent.This is the most important goal and the hardest one too.Maybe I ll break these goal in the following weeks (My first high school year ends in three weeks) but the hardest part comes next september with the beggining of the second high shcool year .I ll have to study more than three hours a day ,one hour before gym and two hours after gym.
I will read more:I ll try to read everyday at least 20 pages.Ten after i wake up and 20 before I sleep.I thinked i read habit in one of tynan posts.
I ll organise my time better: Internet is definitely my biggest timewaster!!!! I plan to surf only for 20-30 minutes on the internet.I have planned to check facebook twice a day 5 pm and 9 pm only to communicate with my classmates.I ll only use internet for my homeworks and very very important stuff.Those sacred 20-30 minutes will be my only chance to read any blogpost or watch a video on youtube,this strict schedule takes place monday----thursday weekends will follow a different schedule.
Spend less pocket money or get a job: I consider myself lucky because i was born in a wealthy family with two lovely parents who invested for me a lot even at moments when I didn't deserved a penny for my extremely faulty behaviours . As I mentioned previously i was raised in a wealthy family but I live in a poor country where poverty is spread in every town and neighbourhood so i have decided to spend only 50 dollars a month,that may sound insane for some people but in my country thats what most of teens spend.I usually spended 150-200 dollars a month pocket money.I ll ask my parents to give me that amount at the start of each month.
Note:If i manage to find a job this summer it would be superb.
Get C1 Level in English Language and start to learn french basics:C1 level in English is all I ever need in english I have to take an exam called "FCE" this september and if I want to archive C1 level I have to gather 90% of the points . As for french I plan to register in a wellknown course center and in the same time I ll learn french in shcool.
Thats all. If I m not able to archive one of these goals I'll post an update Asap.
In my opinion you are wasting your time with going to the gym that much unless you absolutely love it. You can get the majority of the health benefits with going three times a week for an hour. If you want to gain size (weightlifting) you will never get big doing that. If you are interested in weightlifting, search stronglifts, a great program for beginners. I beat my high school bench press record in a year doing it.
Going to the gym is great, but 3 hours a day, 6 days a week? You're going to hurt yourself...
Anyway, for managing your internet time more effectively I'd recommend WasteNoTime. It's a great tool to keep track of just where all your hours on the computer are going.
I'm 16 years old as well, and I'd just like to compliment you on your english. I'm trying to learn Spanish and I know how hard it can be to find the time to consistently practice. Good luck with your goals!
Skills require time to attain. There's no magic pill to become stronger; we have to go to the gym consistently. If you want to learn Russian, you need to study, practice, and probably spend some time in Russia. If you want to become a better writer you can learn some good practices, but you ultimately have to produce a lot of writing before you'll be any good.
But what about habits like diet change, sleeping habits, and introversion? While we may not all be able to speak Russian, we all have the innate ability to wake up early in the morning. Our mouths will all accept healthy food. We all have the physical ability to walk up to a stranger and begin talking.
Why do these switches often take so long to flip? Why is it a gradual struggle, rather than an instant change?
With the dieting that I’ve been doing for months, I’ve been very consistent with my food tracking. Breakfast is homemade yogurt, strained with chia , flax seed and blueberries. Yum. A cup of coffee and 2 tbls rounds that out for about 300 calories of breakfast.
Lunch is a salad, either from home or the salad bar at work. It works out to 400-500 calories on average. I eat greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, some leftover chicken or steak, a little cheese and 2 tbls of dressing. I’m precise to the point of weighing and measuring what I’m eating.
Dinner is a little more random, but often meat, vegetables and a salad. I steer away from grains and breads, and even my sandwiches are lettuce wraps. With grocery shopping I make sure to have some lettuce and lunch meat for simple snackwhiches for dinner.
Where I’ve been less consistent is the gym. (No surprise there.) My health insurance offers a gym membership discount, and one of the local gyms offers a great discount on CrossFit. ($70 a month with my discount) For the next 2 months it’s only $20 a month. It’s part of the Lurong Paleo Challenge, and the goal is to come in do your WODs and practice clean paleo eating for 8 weeks. I’m no stranger to paleo. I already eat pretty clean tending toward more primal by including cheese, dairy and butter. Going more strict is going to be a challenge, it means making more seperate meals for Mike and I, it means giving up my morning coffee, and trying to find an option for mornings that is as easy and consistent as the yogurt. (Chia pudding with unsweetened almond milk and berries? maybe?) Anyway, thats the next stage of this.
For 8 weeks I am :