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  1. I love my bullet journal! I don’t do daily to-do lists in it, just because I don’t want to see all the stuff I didn’t finish doing lol, but I do make lists both at work and at home and you’re right, it’s so satisfying to cross things off when they’re done! And doing exercises on bathroom breaks is a great idea! I’ve been considering always going to the bathroom on the floor above mine, so I get some stair climbing in during the day (plus their bathroom is nicer than ours!). I think it’s time I finally start doing that!
  2. Day one check in! I just finished the Beginner Bodyweight Workout. Did it three times, which I wasn't sure I would be able to do. I was prepared to stop after two but I powered through. I feel tired but good! Of course, day one of this challenge and I was uncharacteristically busy at work. I wasn't able to get any writing done in the office, but after dinner I'm going to work on my script. I already did my grocery shopping for the next few days and forgot to get something new, so my new food goal of the challenge will happen either Friday or Saturday, whenever I decide
  3. Great job on day 1 so far! Adding yoga to my workout routines is definitely one of my long term goals. It’s kind of intimidating but exciting to see the results as they happen! I’m an office clerk in my county’s Department of Mental Health. I haven’t been here long enough to take advantage much, but I am allowed to sit in on a training if it’s happening at my office and I’m not working on anything time sensitive. I’m excited to do that some day, the other clerk in my office has gone to a bunch and assures me I’ll be able to follow what they’re talking about, lol. It’s really cool t
  4. I hear on weighing yourself too often and getting frustrated. I have to hide my scale away somewhere I won’t see it every day so I’m not tempted to constantly check! Great job on getting under 170!
  5. The early mornings kill me, but I work longer days and I get an extra day off every other week. So it's worth it! I'm going to start out with the Beginner Bodyweight Workout, but I left it vague in case I decide to try something different later on.
  6. Hi and welcome! I'm also a pretty introverted person irl, I find communicating through message boards like this one so much easier! Soda has been a huge problem for me off and on over the years too. I like your plan of limiting it to certain hours, it sounds like a good way to cut back without completely denying yourself something you like. Multiple people have already said it, but I'll add my voice: you've already accomplished a lot, and I totally believe you can improve your swimming enough to finish the upcoming triathlon. I've never trained for a swimming race like that, but it s
  7. Yeah, the park I run in does open fairly early but I have to be at work at 7:30 and I don't ever envision myself getting up early enough to get there, run, get back, and get ready in time. At least not anytime soon
  8. My boss is always apologizing to me for not having anything for me to do, lol, so I guess she knows I’m just playing on my phone at work but I at least try to hide it
  9. I feel you on the organizational goal! I didn’t include it as one of my challenge goals this time around, but trying to build habits to keep my place tidy has been a long-time struggle for me. I don’t have a four-year-old making it harder! That’s cool that you take dance classes! Sounds like a lot of fun. You’ve got a lot of little goals going on here, just remember to cut yourself some slack if you don’t hit all of them every time. Good luck! I can’t wait for the challenge to officially start!
  10. It’s time for a respawn! I used to be fairly active in these boards and challenges, but it’s been at least two years since I’ve done one. I don’t really remember why I stopped, but I’m going to assume either I had too many goals at once and burned out, or I finished a couple challenges and then couldn’t figure out where to go next. Both of those sound like me. Also, and this is a theme that will come up a lot in my thread, I’ve struggled with depression off and on for years, since I was a teenager (I’m 29 now) which makes pretty much everything really hard (for the record, I’m in a pretty good
  11. Sorry for disappearing yet again. I am actually keeping up with the challenge, just for whatever reason I keep forgetting to post on here. As much as I hate running 400s, I do like the training program. I feel like I've done something by Hal Higdon before. I may have done a half-marathon program by him a few years ago, I can't remember exactly though. I did realize that it has me running 5 days a week instead of the 4 I was planning on. I was worried that that would mean increasing my mileage by too much at once, but week one went well, and this week and last week I missed a day because I had
  12. Didn't mean to disappear for a few days there, oops! So, this week has been... interesting. For my speed training, I have decided to use this plan from Hal Higdon. I've been doing it for the past few days, and actually happened to start on the same day as the schedule so for once in my life the days of the week each workout is assigned match up to the actual day. That never happens. I think I'm gonna do some yoga for my cross training this week. Work has been stressing me out like crazy so I need some relaxing stretches right now. I've been filling in at a different store than my normal one be
  13. So, last challenge I finished the Couch to 5k program. I may be getting a little ahead of myself, but after talking with one of my coworkers who is planning on this and doing some planning myself, I want to run the LA Marathon next year. The 2017 race will be on March 19. My plan right now is to spend a few weeks doing some speed work and getting really comfortable with running 5k, then doing the Bridge to 10k program, spending a few weeks doing speed work and increasing my weekly mileage and getting really comfortable at that distance, then starting a marathon training program. Something very
  14. Wooo! Made it to the end! And guess what else? I actually finally went on a hike this week! I went out to Eaton Canyon which is a fairly easy hike that ends at a gorgeous waterfall. It was lovely and fun and made me want to go out hiking more. So, as far as my goals for this challenge went: 1. Run 3 days a week and finish C25k: done! 2. One non-running exercise each week: ugh, I kept forgetting. I did it two out of the four weeks. I'm gonna say I didn't reach this goal and I'll probably include it again next challenge. 3. No french fries: done! Somehow! I can't believe it! And my life goal, fi
  15. Sorry about the lack of updates, been pretty busy this week. Not bad busy necessarily, just busy. Work's been crazy and I was at a point where I made the decision to quit about twice a day every day, but things seem to have finally calmed down now that Valentine's is behind us. I hope that keeps up. Our manager has been on leave for a couple months because his wife just had a baby, but he comes back tomorrow. I think him being around will help balance the work load more, but also I kind of don't want to see him again. He's not a bad guy, he's just... grating. Ugh. Oh, well. I put together a
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