Category Archives: Sport

Challenge 2.0, Day 16 – The Peter Pan Syndrom

Day 16 of Challenge 2.0. I did again no Sports Active. I tried all day to motivate myself to do some work for my presentation tomorrow and managed to do it half an hour ago. At least I realised that my part of the presentation is interesting. I have to compare the movie The Lost Boys (a vampire movie of 1987) with Peter Pan and the God Pan. Interestingly there are surprisingly many of connections between these. I wouldn’t have thought that beforehand. Hopefully I can talk long enough about all that tomorrow and in a way that all the people outside my head understand it too.

During research for that I also found the Peter Pan Syndrom. It is for men who don’t want to grow up. It seems that this is actual an illness. I think at least one of my ex’s is a possible candidate for this one.

Today morning I had my english class again. Again with a presentation but this one was much better than the one last week. Also the woman from last weeks presentation wasn’t around at all and it suddenly was much more quiet during class. That was nice.

In the evening I was supposed to have another class but the teacher was stuck in London caused by the volcano ash cloud so there was no class today. More time for me to work on my presentation….NOT.

I better go to bed now and sleep a night over my presentation and polish it tomorrow morning. See you at Day 17 (hopefully).

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Challenge 2.0, Day 13 – The Tiredness

Day 13 of Challenge 2.0 began really early at 7:30. Yes, I know that’s not THAT early normally. But I went to bed too late (yes, it’s my own fault) so that I had just 5 hours of sleep and I woke up a few times during these 5 hours (not my fault). For that I was pretty fit all day but I had a few moments (in class for example) where I had to fight against sleep.

After my first class and just before my second and third class I went for lunch with a really good friend of mine (I think I spoke about that last week already). I enjoy it a lot every time we meet for lunch (or anywhere else). We always have so much to talk about and it is so great fun everytime.

I haven’t done a Sports Active Workout today. I planned to do it right after I finish the post, but I’m so exhausted already that I’ll do it tomorrow. I’ll just do the belly exercises when I’m in bed.

Tomorrow I’ll go see my mates fashion show (If you want to see it too: Mon Ami – Theobaldg. 9, 1060 Wien) and to a pub afterwards. Exciting! See you then at Day 14 (second week done!!).

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Challengen 2.0, Day 12 – The Walk in the Rain

Day 12 of Challenge 2.0 was as cold and rainy as the past few days of the week. I tried to ignore it and managed to do that pretty well but that backfired at me later in the day when I went to an info event and had to walk a few minutes to get there – and I didn’t bring an umbrella. So the way became pretty uncomfortable and wet as it was raining pretty heavily.

Later in the evening I finally finished the first book. Woho. The first book to fill in at my 50 books Challenge. Also I need it for a presentation end of may so two things in one.

In the evening I did my Sporsts Active Workout. Other than that there happened not a lot today so I stop here now. See you at Day 13.

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Challenge 2.0, Day 11 – The Last Time at the Studio

Day 11 of Challenge 2.0 today. Today didn’t happen a lot. I worked at the studio for the last time. So if anybody of you planned to visit me there – it’s too late now. The next few days we are packing our stuff and bring it back home.

Man, my room will look like it was hit by a hurricane when I have all my stuff back in. But also I am looking forward to it. I will have my sewing machine back home and all my fabrics and other stuff, so if I feel creative I can start sewing right away. No matter what day or time it is and without being watched by someone or having to freeze or starve. This will be great. Also I will finally be able to finish my cosplay costumes. I could have done in the studio too but, somehow, I didn’t feel like it there. I need some peace to do that I guess.

My poor mate is sitting in her room for the last few days and sewing all day as she is doing a fashion show on saturday with a few other labels and working her …uhm…. she is working a lot! So if you want to see what she did, come to the fashion show on Saturday, April 17th  at the Mon Ami (Theobaldg. 9, 1060 Wien).

Other than that I watched another episode of the biggest loser earlier. It wasn’t very spectacular this time but in a strange way it still motivates to do more sport. The weather outside is still cold and ugly, hopefully it will get better soon and then I might try to go for a run alone for the first time. I’m still a bit scared but I really want to try.

Oh I just remembered something else I did while I was at the studio. Today I didn’t bring my laptop as I used to do but a book, I want and need to read and managed to read about 180 pages of it. That’s a nice progress. It seems that I finally get my reading challenges going.

That’s it for today. See you at Day 12.

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Challenge 2.0, Day 10 – The Addiction Development

Challenge 2.0 Day 10. I’m in the two-digits, woho! :).  Today morning I tried to write that homework I spoke about yesterday again and I managed to get something on paper. I wouldn’t say it’s good but at least I had something to hand hin.

When I went home I got some fresh vegetables from the grocery store and cooked a delicious meal with vegetables and fish and egg noodles. Yummie! I’m gonna make something like that more often.

In the evening I went to another class (algorithms and data structures – for the geeks among us) where I found a little hope that I understood what I am supposed to do later in the semester. That feels good. Just not sure how well it really will turn out in the end.

When I was back home I did todays Sports Active Workout which included Belly exercises already. After that I found something on the web that made me think that I might be developing a new addiction at the moment. The thing I found was the Vampire Series Challenge. One more Reading Challenge. To make the long story short – yes, I joined. I must be crazy. I think I’m addicted to Reading Challenges. But this one is soo awesome so I HAD to join. Is there a group for anonymous reading challenge addicts anywhere?

Other than that I saw a few joggers when I went to the last class and felt a bit guilty that I wasn’t running. But we also have really bad, rainy weather at the moment. Someone told me today, that it is going to be better at the end of the week. Then I’ll go running, I promise (to myself).

At the end of the day I played a few hands at Poker on Facebook with a friend. That was fun.

Ok, it’s late already (again) and I am tired, so I say Goodbye for today. See you at Day 11.

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Challenge 2.0, Day 9 – The Writers Block

Day 9 of Challenge 2.0 today and I pretty much wasted it :(. I should have done a homework I was looking forward to do but when I sat down my head was suddenly empty. Nothing was there, no Idea popped into my head. It is due tomorrow, so I try it again tomorrow morning. Maybe my head works it out during the night. That happened a few times already. Once I was thinking about a problem at my programming homework all afternoon and couldn’t find the solution and when I was falling asleep in my bed at night, I suddenly saw the answer in front of me. I hope for that too today. I guess I just block myself because I put myself under too much pressure. I just don’t know how to release the pressure when the due date is knocking at the door.

Other than that I went to a class early in the morning where I lost some of my worries about the presentation I soon have to do in english (I hate presentations in general, doin it – for the first time – in english doesn’t make it better). That was because we heard the first presentation today and even if I try I will not be able to be worse than this woman.

Yes, I know, that sounds mean, but it really is the truth. She had such a bad pronunciation that you hardly could understand anything. Also she had a few funny mistakes in it. Yes, I’m aware of the fact, that everyone can make mistakes, especially when he or she is nervous. I’m sure I will talk a lot of nonsense when it is my turn. But she said stuff like “in the best fall” (she meant “in the best case” but used the german word “Fall”) and, when she couldn’t remember the word “counting” (or never knew, I don’t know) she said the german word “zählen” but not just the german word she said “zähling”, as if it would make the word english just when she adds the “-ing”. Yes, nevermind, I better stop now. I was just wondering.

Something very clever I did myself today happened in the evening. It’s a bit embarrassing. In the evening I normally have class. Today I didn’t really want to go out as it was raining and really cold but then motivated myself to go there, just to remember right before I was in front of the classroom door that the teacher mentioned something about that there is no class today. So I went there completely for nothing. That made me really happy (/sarcasm off).

The only little good thing I can remember about today is, that I, while I was on my way to the not-happening-class and back, read some pages of one of the books I have to read for Uni (and for my reading challenges). It was the book The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde.

I didn’t do any sport today as it was Sports Active Breakday and, as I already said, ugly weather. Tho I thought about doing some but I wanted to finish (start?) the homework (in what I didn’t succeed, as seen above). But I’ll do my belly exercises later right before going to bed. I found out that it’s nice to do them right before going to sleep as this reduces the time it takes me to warm myself up enough to be able to sleep (I have unfortunately this women-and-cold-feet-in-bed-problem).

Ok, enough ranting for today. See you at Day 10.

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Challenge 2.0, Day 8 – The Food Revolution Flash Mob

Day 8 of Challenge 2.0 today. It didn’t really happen much except that I realised around noon that a homework was due TODAY and panicked. I started it but couldn’t really motivate me to finish it. Now I’m still not done and have one hour left. I guess I won’t make it on time. Also I’m really tired already.

One reason why I am tire is, that I did a second Sports Active Workout today to finish two of my goals that were due today. So after the normal workout I did another step aerobic workout. That was fun but, as i said already, tiring.

I think I wrote about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution already yesterday a little, but I was in a hurry to go to a party, so I didn’t write much about it. (The party was by the way not really worth it, except that we watched Planet Terror what was nice. Wanted to see that movie for a while already.) So yesterday was the 3rd Episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and it seems that Jamie finally is making progress towards his ambitious goal. From the very beginning there was a radio dj of the local radio station who was totally against Jamie and his project. He wanted him gone. Last episode he had a bet running with Jamie that Jamie isn’t going to make it to teach 1000 people one healthy dish in one week. Jamie introduced him to some of his friends and people who have issues with obesity and at the end of the week the radio dj was Jamies 1000st person who learned a dish of him. I guess that’s called a success!

One thing Jamie also did was a Food Flash Mob. I really liked it and I couln’t get the song out of my head the whole day. Here you can watch the Flash Mob:

What do you think about that?

Today’s Summary:

  1. Drink 1.5 Liters of Water: done (~2 Liters already)
  2. Do Sports Active: done (2 Workouts!)
  3. Belly Exercises: done (incl. in the first Sports Active Workout)

That’s it for today. Going to sleep now. Uni starts again tomorrow. See you then at Day 9.

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