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jedi_mind

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  • Birthday 09/29/1985

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    antioch, ca
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  1. Yeah I've never climbed outdoors, and it's been like twenty years since I did any indoors. However, I have such good memories of the experience, I want to join a gym by me in Concord. I have a hard time doing actual exercise, something like climbing can fool me into exercising with a fun activity.
  2. Square Zero, Ver 2.0 I have changed enough up since day 1 that I want to make a new post to refer back to. Streamlined and up to speed with my current situation. Morning Routine: Designed to get my body back to where I could and should be, also helping beat back depression (by having a routine in general and eating a big healthy meal to start the day) Get up by 4am Weigh in and record Meditate Stretches Breakfast Shower, dressed, and ready for the day Scout!: Go out and cover ground every day Walk 1 mile per day, this week, and add .5 miles every week If bicycling, do x3 times the walking New Jobs: Starting 3 new jobs right now lol so I need to make sure to follow through on them Remote Sribing Waiting for their equipment and training schedule, I think.... Check if anything else Beavioral Health Center Physical from a GP Immunization records / titers Check if anything else Tutoring Taking their tests for each and every subject I want to tutor in. They're short but there's a lot of them. Check if anything else
  3. Yeah, you're right it was really weighing on me. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel now, once these jobs all get going I'll be very busy but making ends meet. I'm a workaholic, I can do very busy. I just have to be very disciplined in time management and lately that has been lacking. I also realized my therapist is like a mile the other direction...so it's kinda dumb I've been burning gas to get over to talk to her once a week. I'm going to get back into bicycling, I dunno why I fell off (the wagon not the bike...I mean the wagon of biking...nm...) I just looked up the idea that if I was walking 1 mile, I'd need to bike 3 miles for a similar cardiovascular result. So biking will count for 1/3 of walking, and I'll make sure to hit my numbers that way. Speaking of making sure...I stayed up late (researching the pi4), until 1am, so I totally did not make my 4am alarm, I didn't even try I turned it off before bed and let the kids be my alarm (6am-ish). Since I got up late behind the curve I didn't hit my goals like I would've wanted, including walking. I can still kettlebell in my house at night though. I have 4.5 hours until I need to sleep on time tonight and damnit I need to follow through.
  4. Replace cola with hot tea or coffee? Do you go to thr climbing gym?
  5. Where do you live sloth? Out here in norcal i feel you can bicycle all year
  6. Meal prep is the way to go, and swimming is a great workout. I'll stay along for the ride.
  7. I got up and walked a mile today. I didn't do anything, I just left in pajamas and sandals with my older boy in his stroller. We stayed on the street and went up and down a few houses until we accumulated a mile. I'm going to switch my goal from time to milage based only because that's what Samsung health is based on, and that's how I'm tracking my calories. I'm going to set this week at 1 mile, and add half a mile per week. I'm going to strip down the morning routine, and focus on waking to the alarm, breakfast, and shower. Everything else can come later, in the day or in this or another challenge. I'm overwhelmed by the list, and if i can't do it perfectly I just avoid it. Alright that's where I'm at. I'll check on y'all's stuff later.
  8. Yeah Doug that's pretty much where my head's at too. I'm got up early and it feels good at this point of the day. Although I'm not doing my whole routine first thing in the morning, yet. I'm going to work towards that. I got the scribe job! I'll have a 44 hour work week, and tutoring on the weekend. I took a picture of the belt, and counted holes and marked it with my USB cable. I'm on the 6th hole, 48" waist. I think i should be 36" in fighting shape.
  9. I think I'm gonna do Turkish getups eventually. I might start without weight just to get my body used to it
  10. I feel you on the ThxGiving thing. As an introvert it's a hard day for me too. And it's like antithetical to our diets and life styles huh.
  11. Halfway or so through this week, and it's going so-so...on par to be like last week. I want to see improvement...so, I did buy a couple things to help inspire me. A big belt, 50" waist, and I am currently a 48". That's depressing, when I was in good shape I was ~36" (probably could've done 34" but I like stuff a touch baggy). This belt has holes all the way down to the bottom of the belt, so I can use it as a visual reference when my waist shrinks. Maybe I'll post pictures when I go down a notch on the belt or something. 10lb kettle bell. When I was in my best shape I did kettle bell right after waking up, to wake myself up and get some conditioning in before I made myself breakfast. I worked my way up to a 40lb and gave away the smaller ones to a friend. It's the smallest weight I've ever owned to avoid re-injuring my back. As for the goals of this challenge, I've been staying ahead of the curve on the job thing, but that is the only success so far. I think the thought of missing our rent or bills keeps me on task there, and pushes the other goals out of my mind. I am not losing weight, I'm gaining it. I'm eating like ***, I'm staying up late reading, researching, filling out forms, looking at job boards over and over....Then the staying up late screws up the getting up early, and I don't get to my morning routine. Then if I don't, I get so swept up in the kids and my schooling and everything else it just doesn't happen. I wanna re-cap my employment adventures right here, mostly for my benefit b/c I'm losing track: +20hr/ week at behavioral health center: Hired, BG check complete, waiting for start date of 11/16 Currently onboarding with an independent tutoring service, BG check pending (I think?) I have to test in each subject I want to tutor in. They're actually kinda hard lol I had to re-do the 5th grade math one Intveriew tomorrow morning with a remote medical scribe service 3x independent tutoring clients good for ~$150/week DoorDashing a lot for now to make ends meet until everything else gets going. I guess when I write it out that way I'm looking alright. I think I can back of the 2hr / day thing, I can back off job boards for now, and work on what I have going. I have a hell of a time getting out of the house to walk. It's kinda cheesy since it's such an easy thing to do...but just like the morning routine, if I miss that window in the morning I get swept up and before I know it, it's dark out by the time I'm free to get it done. I guess there's no reason I can't go around the block in the dark. I'm just lazy lol. As a side note to walking / aerobics, I'm going to bike to the tutoring center job since it's like ~1mi from the house. It's not much but it should help get me in the habit of keeping the bike tuned up, and maybe I'll get out on it more often once I'm in the habit.
  12. I got a KB to get back into it b/c you're doing so well with them sloth. I used to swing a 40lb'er, now I'm down to a 10lb bell to make sure I don't reinjure my old creaky selff
  13. So i want to check in more regularly. Anyhow... Up to my alarm 3/7 Stretching, 3/7 Walking 3/7 Working on job stuff 5/7 I got a part time tutoring center gig, 20 hr/ week in addition to another free lance tutoring organization for unknown hours. And just got a lead on being a virtual assistant to a radiology group. The hospital hasn't responded to my inquiries as to my return to work but there's mi love lost there. Bad news, I've got a new high weight. 244lbs this morning. I have GOT to figure this out.
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