How did I go from day 77 to day 101?
I stopped the daily updates on day 77, but now that I will go back to daily updates, I need a number and 78 doesn’t feel right. On the other hand, I kept posting the weekly vlog and there have been 20 vlogs already, so if we average 5 days per blog, we get 100 days!
As I mentioned on pokerstarsblog, I think that people that get more moderate sunlight (not the ones that get burned on the beach type ) live happier and healthier.
So, I changed my schedule and yesterday I woke up at 7:30am and today at 7am! I’m not setting an alarm, I just wake up with the sunlight.
I’ve also been going to bed pretty early (10pm-11pm) since I feel quite exhausted by that time.
Fitness and Diet
I’ve been running after breakfast and I’m currently doing 4KM in 24-25 minutes, which is pretty tragic, but I was in bad shape. The 4KM are still tough for me, but as soon as I feel more comfortable running that distance, I will give a try at 6KM.
I’ve also been doing between 1 hour and 1 hour and a half of weight lifting around 6pm. For the first 2 weeks of July I will be doing tons of repetitions without much weight or rest (did 300 reps today).
I think that with this pace by the end of the month I will have lost the 3 KG that I got during my vacations (sweets in Greece are pretty awesome! ).
Diet-wise I spent 2 weeks eating whatever I was feeling like eating and trying the regional cuisine, so now that I’m back to my regular diet, my stomach asks for more food most of the day. However, I think that one or two more days of diet will be enough for my body to get used (again) to it.
I’ve been experiencing sleepiness after lunch (for some years). I think that during the studying days I will take a short nap, but it’s not possible to do that during the playing days, so I will have to play like that. On the bright side I need to be more focused when I’m studying, since I’m learning new concepts, so I might be able to get away with that.
Overall I think that this is a good schedule and I’m feeling well!
At the end of the day I’m writing a diary where I describe my daily problems as well as the positive aspects of the day regarding the following subjects:
- Poker Strategy
- How I feel
- Physical Trainning
This helps me planning the following day, since I identify the situations where I’m weaker and makes it easier to work on them on the following day.
I also write about the things that went well, so that I’m not just thinking about the negative aspects of my day and I can feel like I’m slowly moving towards my goals.
It’s better to not rate my day just based on poker results, since I can only control my plays and some external factors, but my control over daily results is minimum at best.
It also makes it easier to write my blog posts, since when I start writing them, I’ve already written the key aspects on my diary
ah…, regarding Poker…
Today I spent the day studying ”How To Read Hands At No-Limit Hold’em“. I read a big chunk of the theoretical part and then I did the exercises.
If like me you have trouble reading hands, I seriously recommend this book!
I’m still missing like 1/4 of the book but instead of keep moving forward, tomorrow I will go back to the beginning and redo everything. On every example I will analyse the situation before checking the author analysis and redo the exercises. It’s a subject that I’m not very comfortable at and it’s important to keep working on it and isolate it as much as possible to try to learn it well.
During this quarter I will play, but less than I did in the previous quarter, since my goal will be to improve at the situations where I’m worst and fix my biggest leaks.
I think that the only chance I have of completing this challenge is to improve very very quickly during this quarter and then put a sick volume during the last quarter of the year.
What do you think?