Wellness experiment 1.1…. a new hope (see… better title right?)

that’s right… I said it! :O

So at the end of 30 days we have reached the conclusion of this experiment .  Its purpose was to test the Jerry Seinfeld  method for incorporation and continuation of habits.  In the past I have tried to blog, and it doesnt usually last longer than a few weeks (read two), then sporadically if that… posting on this blog forces me to confront some of my inner demons, as well as the fact that it CAN be fun to blog! Using this method I was able to incorporate blog posting for the last 30 days. SOooo… onto the break down… Continue reading


Ge/Nu 1.1 / Wellness experiment 1.1 update! (still need better titles!!!)

Weight loss for the first week was surprising, with a gain on the 8th day (today) according to the scale.

So A week has gone by, and while the first days of the new experiment were the most challenging to me. I was afraid that it would turn out like the first experiment and that I would not be able to keep up with TWO changes in my life(this one and that one), however it seems like blogging has become routine and as such isnt as daunting as before. Continue reading

Wellness experiment 1.1 update… Yesterday was day 15… halfway…

Observations to date on Wellness experiment 1.1 : So I have been reading a few experiments about willpower and motivation… and how doing well in one area can make you more competent in others. Interestingly enough the strength model of will power was an interesting read… although the most important premise of it was completely debunked (or at least to my satisfaction).  I might write up a summary about it.

I will say that seeing the crosses on the calendar have made it easy for me to want to continue posting in a regular basis, and it really makes me wonder if perhaps I am not ready to add something else to the balance.  I will say that it has become surprisingly cathartic to face some of my own demons in posting, I suppose that is why I am thinking perhaps I am ready to add more to the mix (perhaps this was the first step in transtheoretical model of behavior change that I was reading about)

For the concrete: I HAVE posted daily for the last 15 days, and I dont foresee this being any different in the remaining 15 days of this experiment.  It has been rather easy (especially since I narrowed it down to only one task), and the visibility of the calendar… and the fact that I pass by it several times reminds me that I have something to do.

NOTE: if a PDF is available I will post a link to it, like I did on the strength model of will power and on the counter to the strength model.