Category Archives: Mind and Body

One Year, No Beer…

I was listening to the No Meat Athlete Podcast episode, ‘One Year, No Beer?’

Worth a listen to, and check out the ‘One Year No Beer’ website also.

Disclaimer… the ‘One Year No Beer’ had nothing whatsoever to do with my quitting alcohol. But as of writing this post i’m now at 308 days 13 hours sober and thought i qualify well to give the idea a shout out. Like the guy says in the Podcast, you can quit for a month but you don’t have to change your lifestyle and socialising habits (you just avoid things for a month). To quit for 90 days is something altogether different because you do have to start changing your lifestyle habits and socialising habits.

To take it to a year is something else entirely. To go through all the seasons, the festivals, the celebrations, the birthdays, the ups and downs and never ending trials and tests of life, etc., and to experience it all in sobriety – now that can be challenging, and to a lot of people, frightening. But seriously, it’s worth it. If you truly can’t face an event, a person, a place, etc., without alcohol, then maybe you should think about deleting that thing out of your life. Clear away the shit that you need to be boozed up to face and create the space in your life that you fill with ideas, events, people, places that you can enjoy sober. There’s a whole world out there to explore and enjoy in sobriety, all you need to do is get sober.

Good luck!

Dr. Milton Mills…

Great interview in two parts from Plant Based News

2017 Totals…

All Activities…

Activities: 650
Distance: 7,208.27
Time: 671:33:18
Calories: 232,807
232,807 calories is over 4 stone of pure fat burned off your butt.

Cycling…

Activities: 217
Miles: 6,725.69
Time: 382:33:02
Calories: 176,176

Run/Walk…

Activities: 61
Miles: 392.13
Time: 80:15:43
Calories: 32,729

Sailing…

Activities: 1
Miles: 20.91
Time: 3:45:54
Calories: 381

Walking…

Activities: 23
Miles: 69.50
Time: 33:48:40
Calories: 6,589

Meditation…

Activities: 297
Time: 112:29:07
Calories: 6,582

Yoga & Stretch…

Activities: 51
Time: 58:40:52
Calories: 10,349

Lowest Average Heart Rate…

I beat my lowest ever average heart rate reading again – 42.17 bpm. An awesome 5 minute average for a 53 year old…

How low can this go? 😀

Lowest Minimum Heart Rate…

I finally smash through the 40bpm barrier to get 38.62bpm. 😀

While doing a CO2 apnea table with one breath, 10 second, rests…

Not bad for a 53 year old.

Rich Roll on Hacking…

Well worth watching and having a good long think about…

Don’t forget to check out Rich’s podcast for some great interviews and thoughts.

Highest Calories…

My highest ever calorie burn in a week at 9,494 calories…

That’s over 1 kg of pure fat. So any quack telling you that exercise isn’t any use for weight loss is talking out of their arses. A kilo of fat a week is 52 kilos a year which is over 8 stone of fat in just one year. Admittedly, it took me 3 years to get this fit, but along the way i’ve burned well over 15 stone of fat just in pure exercise.

Samadhi Movie, 2017 – Part 1 – “Maya, the Illusion of the Self”

Zen Master Eido Roshi in New York…

Humans are Biological Herbivores…