All tagged QS

The Resolution to Your Problems? – Goal Setting With the GoMoTo- Framework

Despite knowing that you actually could change your life on any given day, I am a committed practitioner of New Year’s resolutions. The change of the year has this magical aura that calls for big changes, even if we then often fall back to our old ways.

The Quantified Self Hong Kong meet-up discussed in December about “How to Quantify Your 2018 Goals”. One of my contributions to the debate was the idea of a little 3-step framework to put self-tracking into a larger context of self-improvement.

While the framework is actually quite simple, I thought it might be worth to write the idea out in full, give it a funky name and open it for a broader discussion. So, without further ado, let me introduce the GoMoTo-Framework.

My Data as a Coach - Training with the Everlast and PIQ Boxing Sensor

I came across the PIQ Blue Robot sensor in spring of this year. As a certified Quantified Self (QS) nerd, the idea of a sensor quantifying my pitiful boxing workouts was instantly intriguing. A bit more than half a year later, PIQ Sports Intelligence, equipped me with two review samples of the Everlast and PIQ boxing sensor. Can my own data coach me to peak performance? And what is my PIQscore anyway?

Deconstructed me – What I learned about myself through DNA analysis

Quantified Self is, in many ways, the antidote to the trend of “big data”. Big data accumulates, averages and tries to generate recipes for the masses. QS in contrast analyzes the single individual, trying to identify what works for one particular person.

One of the more technical exercises I did in my eternal journey to understand myself was getting my DNA analyzed. In this Life-Sparring round I share my experience and give a first glimpse of the findings.

Weighting In on the Weight Question

I am somewhat of a quantified self (QS) nut. For many years I have taken my body weight and other measures almost every morning. Like most people who track body data with Fitbits, smart scales or other means, I accumulated a lot of measurements over time, but did almost nothing with the data collected. As I’ve mentioned in several of my articles, a huge part of the motivation to start Life-Sparring was to push myself harder on my quest to improve myself, and along the journey, provide some value to those who read my ramblings. That’s motivation enough to dig into the data and take a closer look at some of it.