PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

This page lists my current self-improvement goals, including weight and body measurements, meditation practices, creative endeavors, and so on. It’s a means of me publicly displaying my progress. It’s a living document, and is likely to go through many revisions as time goes on.

FAT LOSS

Note that my long-term measure goals are simply mile markers, a means of giving me a point on the horizon to aim toward. They’ll change as my body composition changes. Additionally, I don’t think that BMI or weight are necessarily the best means of measuring progress. Notice that my goal is 200 pounds, and that would have me as overweight. But the majority of that weight would be lean muscle mass, and my clothing will fit much better. A 32 inch waistline is not overfat, even if it does mean I’ll be overweight. This is ultimately about health, not some arbitrary standard of beauty.

MEASUREMENTS AS OF 2/18/17:

Weight: 285.4 lbs
BMI: 42%
Neck: 18”
Waist: 49”
Hips: 47”

STARTING MEASUREMENTS (1/6/17):

Weight: 310 lbs
BMI: 39.4%
Neck: 18.5”
Waist: 54”
Hips: 49.5”

SHORT-TERM MEASUREMENT GOALS (ESTABLISHED 1/6/17):

Weight: 279 lbs (10% loss from current weight)
BMI: 37.8%
Neck: 18″
Waist: 47″”
Hips: 46″
Anticipated time frame: 3/19/17

LONG-TERM MEASUREMENT GOALS (ESTABLISHED 1/6/17):

Weight: 200 lbs
BMI: 27.1%
Neck: unknown/to be determined
Waist: 32”
Hips: unknown/to be determined
Anticipated time frame: January 2018

PHYSICAL CONDITIONING

Coming soon. Plans include listing my current and previous weight training routines, my HIIT routines, as well as (sometime in the next year) beginning a journey toward martial artistry. I am debating both Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and Krav Maga. I want something to will give me a strong physical advantage over any opponent with an emphasis on speed and efficiency, without any flashy moves or pomp and circumstance. Likewise, my weightlifting routine will slowly morph into kettlebells and other functional strength training. Ultimately, I want my body to be efficient, not “jacked”. I’d rather be a lumberjack than a powerlifter.

MEDITATION PRACTICE

To be expanded upon. Currently using the Wim Hof Method to induce deeper levels of meditation, as well as to expand my lung capacity. I used to panic at holding my breath for more than thirty seconds. After a few rounds of this breathing exercise, I can go for two minutes without the need to breathe again (but I don’t want to pass out, so I usually stop at that point… baby steps).