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  • Birthday 05/28/1987

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  1. For the sake of keeping myself accountable I'm posting my challenge. I'll do my best to keep this updated, but I've learned a bit about priorities this last challenge, and while I consider taking care of myself a priority, stressing myself out about how I haven't posted isn't... So I'll get here when I can get here, and the rest I'll wrap in a nice little bow at the end. QUEST 1: Headspace and Heartspace CRITERIA: Perform 1 act of self care a day: Meditate for a minimum of 5 minutes Practice at least 1 moment of mindfulness Take a bath
  2. And so... here's how it all ended: QUEST 1: Love thyself, Part II CRITERIA: Meditate for 5 minutes each day. Bonus points for meditating before 8pm. RESULT: I ended up only meditating just over half of the days of the challenge. In the process, I realized I've since lost sight of what this goal was really about. It's not about becoming a person who meditates every day, but rather someone who is comfortable in her own skin and can be proud of who she is. Meditation was merely a tool by which to give my mind the space to find that confidence. I'm looking at how I can app
  3. Still having a hard time getting back on track, but doing my best not to just consider the challenge a wash. Getting back into the swing of daily meditation, but workouts (yoga or otherwise) are still difficult to find the time for. Realizing now how far behind I've gotten on wedding planning tasks. I've made some progress , but there's still plenty left to do. Not sure that I'll be able to get it all done before the end of the challenge.
  4. This last week was terrible on many fronts. I've been failing to prioritize, partially because I haven't been willing to stand up for my own sanity and well being. Work is figuratively yelling at me from all sides, and I was off in another country, away from my normal routine and normal food schedule for a week adding to my stress. I did poorly whilst actually in transit - missing a number of meditation days. I'm exhausted and feeling defeated on so many fronts. Now, having gotten the general woes out of the way, a recap of my actual performance since I left... I missed
  5. Things are going okay. I’m hitting my challenge goals, for the most part. I actually did 4?5? Workouts last week, even though I technically missed one of my actual required days. Now the hard part. Work has decided to ship me off to another country for a week. I found a hotel with a gym, but I’m really worried being off schedule is going to make it hard for me to get at least 3 days in. I’m also discouraged by the fact that every time I start to get a good workout rhythm, the scale starts to go the opposite direction. I have one that measure Body Fat and Muscle percentages, and these gains
  6. I’m super late in getting here, but this sounds great! Following! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Day one went well. Started a new workout program with Asana Rebel (the yoga app I use - and got a subscription to after last challenge!). The first session was a little challenging, but that's the whole point, right? It set me up with the program on Sunday, Tuesday, and a couple workouts later in the week, which doesn't line up well with my commitment to go to the gym on Mondays and Wednesdays. Will see about trying to do cardio on those days to stick with that goal, otherwise I may just adjust and go to doing Sunday's and Tuesday's to match up with the program. I start
  8. Yes, it is definitely mine ! And thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I was all prepped and ready to go over a week ago, but life happened and so here I am now. In the car on the log ride home from a hockey game, I suddenly realized that tomorrow is the start of the challenge. I’m just happy I remembered now instead of tomorrow or even later in the week. Just as with the previous challenge - this challenge for me is about building on the foundation of the habits I started last challenge. QUEST 1: Love thyself, Part II CRITERIA: Meditate for 5 minutes each day. Bonus points for meditating before 5pm. LOOT QUALIFIER
  10. Final summary, goals first: QUEST 1: Love thyself, Part I CRITERIA: Meditate for 5 minutes each day RESULTS: 30/33 sessions 9m 19s average per session LOOT ACHIEVED: Small prize: Full body massage QUEST 2: Round is not the shape I want to be, Part I CRITERIA: Hit the gym every Monday for a minimum of 20 minutes RESULTS: 5/5 Mondays Extra Workouts: 8 LOOT ACHIEVED: Large prize: YETI Water Bottle QUEST 3: Let’s get hitched, Part I CRITERIA: Complete the following tasks by the end of th
  11. Well, last week could have gone better. Wednesday I was so exhausted we fell asleep at 8:30 before I had a chance to do meditation, and remained busy enough the rest of the week that I also failed to finish my 3rd yoga session. Definitely learning that I need to pay more attention to my goals while traveling. I usually don't have to go this much, but I can't let it set me back so much when I do. That said, things have been going really well. If I make my workout today (I'm planning to do 20 minutes of yoga when I get home from my Nephew's birthday party) then I've reach
  12. Little late to this party, but what tooth is it? If it’s a lower molar, my follow up question is do you have bruxism? (Gnashing or grinding of the teeth in your sleep) I’ll sometimes get temporarily sensitive teeth if I’m going through a stressful time and grinding a lot at night. In fact - I just brought one up with the dentist last week when I went in for a checkup. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Got back on track the next day. Traveling for work the rest of the week, so it’s bound to get interesting. We’ll see how it goes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I have a confession: I did no meditation yesterday. I recognized I hadn’t done it, had time and perhaps some of the energy to do it (without falling asleep) but I just didn’t want to. It’s probably a sign that I needed to even more than other nights, but I just couldn’t seem to muster the will to do it over sitting on the couch and watching TV. I feel only slightly guilty about it, but considering that I’m averaging almost 10 minutes across all my other days...I don’t quite care as much. That aside, things are good. Well on my way to earning my large prize for workouts as well as for yoga.
  15. But dirt is so much fun! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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