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Thursday, January 22, 2004

A new beginning
After a month or so of holiday drinking, eating and low exercise levels....I'm back with focused goals for the new year and a plan to get there.

For the last few (6-7) years I've focused on a particular sport, triathlons, swimming, running etc. So this year I'm up for a change. My motivation to just run was dropping right off after the last 1/2 marathon I did in 2003 so I've decided to do some new sports.

Inspired by this guy's change in 1 year I've decided to join the gym and start doing weights along with continuing my running and riding and carefully watching my weight.

Some of my medium term goals for are

- Join a gym
- Develop a weekly plan for lifting and aerobic workouts
- To have a < 9% bodyfat by end of June
- To have a visible 6 pack by end of June
- To drink no more than once a week except for special occasions (birthdays etc)
- Be to be able to bench press my body weight by April

Today I joined the gym and I'm planning my weeks now so I'm on my way.

If I get enough courage I'll post some weekly photos showing my progress along with charts.

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neuronwave is the personal site of Ben Hosken. I am the founder of Flink Labs, a data visualisation studio based in Melbourne. Previously I founded AgentArts, where I developed a recommendations system that we ultimately sold to MSFT.I have two patents, one in Recommendation Systems and one for a datamining algorithm I invented. I have a strong interest in physical computing, emergence, self organising systems, immersive games, bluetooth ad hoc networks and other fun things.
A while ago I built and ran Blog Change Bot - an AOL IM Bot which notified you when blogs you like are updated. I also built IcyPole, a bluetooth based P2P mobile phone app in 2004. With Suzette, I've built Playground Finder - a community contributed site for parents to find playgrounds nearby and while traveling for their kids to play in. Its a "playground" for my social, location, community and mobile interests.
I live in Melbourne with my wife Suzette, son Oskar Tex and my little girl Jasmine

Random Pile of Ben
Bodypump, Flink Labs, autumn weather, balance.

Downloads etc
The Best Bagel Recipe ever
iTunes XML structure
Photo of some of my best Panetones

Neuron EcoSystem
Flink Labs
oskartex.comOskar Tex
JasmineJasmine Aurora
Playground Finder


ben at neuronwave dot com