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My life have been a mess lately.

 

I didn’t accomplish any of my goals of this year.

I’m not where my young self envisioned I would be.

For some time now I know that the challenges aren’t really working for me.

I need to get control of my life back.

 

In this particular moment, the most important thing would be a life goal and not the health/fitness one.

But that is not the main goal of this community, I need to work on my work and personal life outside NF…

 

I need simple goals, simple enough that even with a crazy schedule I can do them.

Here are the things that I want to do.

I don’t know how to grade them.

 

Eat - I want to eat for fuel, for feel good.

I have a list of things that I shouldn’t eat (corn, wheat, peas, bread, beer, dairy), this things made me feel bad.

My sugar intake is out of control too.

I will eliminate them from my diet.

One exception will be beer and cake on my birthday.

 

Move - I will control the number of steps daily.

I don’t have any real goal here, but when I’m using my pedometer I automatically want to walk more, to get to the mythical 10.000 steps. 

 

Strength -  I do Pilates twice/week. In the first 2 weeks of the challenge I will have class all day and I could not go. So I will do 2 BBWW trainings. My intend here is continue to do them after I get back to Pilates.

 

And  that is it, I can’t handle anything else right now.

 

Just to have them write in somewhere…

Till the end of this challenge I will:

-Finish, and win, NaNoWriMo

-Finish my data collection for 2 projects

-Backup and update my Mac

-Organize my PC

-Take care of some pending house documents

 

That is it.

No big motivation this time… I just want to survive till next year.

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It sucks when you just realize you aren't doing what you wanted to doesn't it? I'm making my way back into fitness and I know how you feel, sometimes it's best to just take a step back and breath, I'm sure you can make it!

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It sucks when you just realize you aren't doing what you wanted to doesn't it? I'm making my way back into fitness and I know how you feel, sometimes it's best to just take a step back and breath, I'm sure you can make it!

I just want to reset, and start everything again. I'm doing that starting this week!

 

I feel you on the messy life.  Let's get this crap under control, what do you say?

Let's do this!!!

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I realize that my first post was with a sad voice.

It didn't sound like me. I just edit to increase the size of the letters and to add color to the goals. I will not change the words.

I had insomnia past night, and class all day long, about a topic very strange to me, I wrote that in the lunch break. I was (and I'm as bedtime arrives) tired.

Now, after read some others thread, I get the new challenge bug.

I want to finish this one!

I want to be able to rest in the holidays break without worry that my work in behind, that I didn't finish anything this year.

 

And a little about myself.

I'm almost 30 years old (11/27 my birthday), PhD student in Ecology and Evolution.

I have some health issues as result of stress from my master course, that I defended in february.

I'm still fighting it. I stopped Crossfit because of logistics, I will get back in january.

I do Pilates to stabilize my back (that I twisted 10 years ago) and because my knees, that hurts without a proper reason.

I spent 10 months with the same weight, I dropped a little in September, but I think that I eat the weight again. I don't want to weight myself...

I don't like the city that I live, I'm 1000km far from my family, and I don't have any real friends here, some colleagues.

I'm a books nerd.

My new obsession is the Divergent saga.

That is me in a nutshell!

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Surviving is very important. ;) That's what I did for the past two challenges. Nothing fancy, but trying to keep at least some aspects of my life under "control". I can relate to a lot of things in your initial post. :cheerful:

 

I'm glad that you came back to us, despite all the stress and meh-ness, and I wish you all the best!

Let us know if we can help you with anything, and have fun with NaNoWriMo! 

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Ah, at last, a new avatar picture. That last one wasn't doing you justice at all. Is this a photo from camp NF?

 

Not sure if I mentioned it before, but good luck on your challenge. Never hurts to repeat that kind of stuff

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Hey, I'm so glad I found your thread, I think your goals are great and I love you avatar picture

 

I know you mentioned Nerd Fitness is really about fitness goals (it's all in the name and everything) but I think it has kind of evolved from that to a place where like minded people support like minded people in life, whatever your goals at that time are

 

I just wanted you to know, I'm here to support you in your fitness goals, but I'm also here to support you with your other goals, whatever they may be and wherever they take you

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Hey, I'm so glad I found your thread, I think your goals are great and I love you avatar picture

 

I know you mentioned Nerd Fitness is really about fitness goals (it's all in the name and everything) but I think it has kind of evolved from that to a place where like minded people support like minded people in life, whatever your goals at that time are

 

I just wanted you to know, I'm here to support you in your fitness goals, but I'm also here to support you with your other goals, whatever they may be and wherever they take you

^^this

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and now to check out Pilates to see if they could work for me as well :) since HIIT feels like a truck did (hit me that is...lol)

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You are so much more. ..but, I won't tell of all your super powers!

I love you, cutie pie...and I'm glad you are here!

Do I have super powers???

I love you too!!

 

 

Surviving is very important. ;) That's what I did for the past two challenges. Nothing fancy, but trying to keep at least some aspects of my life under "control". I can relate to a lot of things in your initial post. :cheerful:

 

I'm glad that you came back to us, despite all the stress and meh-ness, and I wish you all the best!

Let us know if we can help you with anything, and have fun with NaNoWriMo! 

Without surviving we can't be awesome later, right!? 

It is very difficult be away from you! NF is my family now! 

All you help me just letting me being here and be myself! :)

 

Ah, at last, a new avatar picture. That last one wasn't doing you justice at all. Is this a photo from camp NF?

 

Not sure if I mentioned it before, but good luck on your challenge. Never hurts to repeat that kind of stuff

Yes! The photo is from CNF, before the rubix cubic party! Interesting that I don't see any difference between the photos in terms of "size"of my face.

Thanks!

 

Hey, I'm so glad I found your thread, I think your goals are great and I love you avatar picture

 

I know you mentioned Nerd Fitness is really about fitness goals (it's all in the name and everything) but I think it has kind of evolved from that to a place where like minded people support like minded people in life, whatever your goals at that time are

 

I just wanted you to know, I'm here to support you in your fitness goals, but I'm also here to support you with your other goals, whatever they may be and wherever they take you

Thanks! High Five!?

Thanks!

It is this support that made me come back! Even with super simple fitness goals, I'm here, because I know that you are here for me!

This community is amazing!

 

^^this

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and now to check out Pilates to see if they could work for me as well :) since HIIT feels like a truck did (hit me that is...lol)

I love Pilates!

It is gentle, but it is madding me stronger. It will not help me loose weight, or be super strong, but it will stabilize my weakness, like my back and knees.

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so how did yesterday go?

Thanks for asking! I would forget to tell!

 

I'm doing a course this week, class from 8:30 to 18:00. The topic is interesting, but out of my comfort zone, I have to study a lot at home.

There aren't any good coffee in the Uni, there aren't any drinkable without sugar... So I drank 2 cups of cappuccino.

And a coke with lunch.

Even with all that I walked more than 10.000 steps!

My meals were the best that I could do, real foods at least.

I think that I did good!

 

Today I'm not so good.

After a good lunch (chicken breast, salad and rice) with a soda too, I ate a brigadeiro.

I forget my pedometer today, but I will probably walk the same amount.

 

I will need to limit my time on NF, I know that things slow in the second week, but it's too many people to follow...

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Hiya my friend! I found you!  :)

 

So much relating. But, I think you are one of the strongest people I know. You haven't given up and let life have the upper hand. I'm super proud of you! :cheerful:

 

And, now I will be following and cheering you on. ;)

 

Hugs!

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Olá!

 

I'm glad to see you're sticking with it even though things are feeling out of control. It sounds like you're being pretty sensible about it, too. I tend to try to do too much all at once and just overwhelm myself further when I'm feeling that way.

 

Best of luck, darlin!

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Hey...even jim commented that your face is so much thinner. ..don't know why you can't see that! Yes, I do...just kidding, but seriously, this picture is SO YOU!

Well, and the one with Gabe! Lol!

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It's always good to catch up with you.  And usually educational as well.  I had to look up "brigadeiro" - and it looks yummy!!

 

I am glad you changed your profile picture, because you certainly look much thinner now than the old picture showed.  So, keep up the good work and make the best choices you can while in grad school!!  It's one of the most stressful times in your life, but you can do it!

 

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Hiya my friend! I found you!   :)

 

So much relating. But, I think you are one of the strongest people I know. You haven't given up and let life have the upper hand. I'm super proud of you! :cheerful:

 

And, now I will be following and cheering you on. ;)

 

Hugs!

I don´t know if I´m strong or just stubborn! But give up isn't part of my vocabulary!

I will keep going till the end! :)

 

 

Olá!

 

I'm glad to see you're sticking with it even though things are feeling out of control. It sounds like you're being pretty sensible about it, too. I tend to try to do too much all at once and just overwhelm myself further when I'm feeling that way.

 

Best of luck, darlin!

Olá!!

I try to adapt my goals to what I know will happens. I'm always doing more than I should, but my biggest problem is perfectionism.

If I can´t do perfectly why bother!? I'm learning that with health/fitness, even a little bit piles up!

 

Hey...even jim commented that your face is so much thinner. ..don't know why you can't see that! Yes, I do...just kidding, but seriously, this picture is SO YOU!

Well, and the one with Gabe! Lol!

You are probably right.

I like this photo too. I think it is the only one that I am in the photos of camp!

 

It's always good to catch up with you.  And usually educational as well.  I had to look up "brigadeiro" - and it looks yummy!!

 

I am glad you changed your profile picture, because you certainly look much thinner now than the old picture showed.  So, keep up the good work and make the best choices you can while in grad school!!  It's one of the most stressful times in your life, but you can do it!

 

 

You found why it is called brigadeiro that candy!?

It is the best pms confort food ever! :) And the first thing that most children learn how to cook!

I was talking with some friends, and all of them struggle to keep with the health life.

I will keep going!

 

I like the new profile pic because you look happier than in the other pic. :):love_heart:

I definitely happier in the new one!

The old one was on a seminar, a good one, but still a seminar.

The new one is at Camp NF!

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Wikipedia didn't explain WHY it is called brigadeiro.

 

It is really tough to be healthy.  Something like 66% of Americans are overweight.  I have no idea how bad it is in Brazil, but when you're surrounded by bad examples and a system that encourages poor choices, it's a daily effort to buck the trend.  Keep at it, my friend!!

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