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  1. Tomorrow is the day!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Congrats on the baby! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  4. It's been a couple of years since I've been around these parts. 2018 was a year of changes for me Namely: I officially became a parent with the adoption of my first progeny, Bee. My second daughter, AJ, will be adopted some time this year. They have both lived with us since the middle of 2017. We also have 3 other fosters, so we currently have 5 progeny total. I got a new job. I was formerly teaching the youngest progeny at the College of Dynamics in Rata Sum for the past 9+ years. I now oversee technology throughout the entire University. As a result, my health and fitness have fallen by the wayside. I've gained over 60 lbs in the past two years, and I am struggling finding time to work out. With 2019, I am trying to find more balance in my life, between work, family, and self-care. Here are my goals for January: Fitness: Work out 4x a Week My current workout plan combines kickboxing, weightlifting, yoga, and bodyweight exercises. During these 4 weeks, I will concentrate on showing up. I have my workouts scheduled with my coach on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Sometimes I don't feel like working out, and that's OK. What matters is that I show up on those 4 days and do what I can. By February, 2019, I will: show up to work out 4x a week, no excuses. Loot (80% compliance or higher): New Pull-Up Bands Nutrition: No Eating Past 7pm I do a pretty good job during the day, especially when I am busy. However, after we put the kids to bed, it all goes out the window and I find myself gorging on cheese, chips, and candy. For this challenge, I will look for other activities to help me relax, such as painting my nails, doing peel-off masks, and drawing. By February, 2019, I will eat only between the hours of 11am and 7pm. Loot (80% compliance or higher): New tea kettle Family: Cook 6 Nights a Week With 5 kids, we can't really afford a lot of takeout, and it isn't good for us anyway. Between my wife and I, we will cook at home 6 nights a week. If we don't feel like it, we can have a rotisserie chicken night. By February, 2019, we will cook dinner at home almost every night. Loot (average 6 nights per week or more): Date night! Self-Care: Exfoliate I was given a facial just before Christmas, and it was kind of a disaster. A nice lady attacked my face with a blunt instrument and told me that I have clogged, large pores So one of my goals for 2019 is to take better care of my skin. By February, 2019, I will exfoliate 2 times per week and wash and moisturize my face every day. Loot (80% compliance or higher): Clear skin + a new mask or beauty tool
  5. Day 8 Water = 48 oz again We had church and then karaoke for my birthday, which is tomorrow! No workout. We were a bit strapped for time with all of our weekend plans, and sore from lifting heavy objects yesterday. Going to bed early tonight. The pups have a 7am grooming appt and then I have a training at 8. I am supposed to wear "comfortable clothes" which I choose to interpret as Activewear! So I can easily do an interval run somewhere on the high school campus before starting my training.
  6. Week I Summary! 01. Strengthening - I am planning to do Stronglifts 5x5 for now, with interval runs on alternate days for cardio. I am going to TRY to do these in the morning. 02. Hydrating - Because I can do at least 48 oz of water a day, that is what I have set as my baseline. 48 x .25 + 48 = 60, so my week 1 water goal will be A MINIMUM of 60 oz a day. 03. Musicking - I have a plan to practice, but I didn't get to it much this week. I think it's because "3x a week" is too vague. So this week I am going to practice M, Tu, Th afternoons for 20 min. 04. Employening(?) - This is kind of up in the air right now because I am waiting to hear from my wife's company, and I cannot start until Thursday anyway. If I haven't heard anything by then, I will recommence the search! Score: 3/4=75% Not perfect, but OK. Now on to the next week!
  7. Day 7 We went to breakfast after intercepting a few work crises by phone. I had a veggie omelette and coffee and fries. We had to go to my grammy's house and pick up my dog, who has been staying with her since Easter. He is a cool guy but he's been running through her legs like an asshole. We dropped him at home and then went to help a friend move. According to MFP, I burned over 1,000 calories moving boxes for an hour. We were sore and grumpy D< We were paid in beer, pizza, and gratitude. We came home and watched TV until we crashed. We also ate Canadian snacks.
  8. Day 6 I once again did not get any sleep, and did not wake up in time for exercise. I only had a half day of work, MUCH closer. I drank 48 oz of water. I napped in the afternoon and my wife drugged me at bedtime But I don't remember much of the rest of the day. Did we have something in the evening? I'm not sure.
  9. Day 5: Whew, the last few days were busy! Here is Thursday: I slept only 4 hours but I still managed to wake up early enough to do an interval run before heading up to the mountains to work. The scenery was beautiful! I don't have a photo of it. But here is an Internet picture taken from a nearby park. After a long day making our work plan for next year (basically the goals for our school so that we can apply to be an official Expeditionary Learning school) I had to rush home to talk to a social worker about our foster care home study. Traffic was bad, but my car got 99mpg on the way down the mountain! The social worker asked a bunch of invasive questions so we went out to a late dinner to make us feel better. Our waiter liked us and we got lots of wine. I got a few minutes of piano practice in before bed. I drank about 60 oz of water.
  10. This looks funny! I'm going to roll a pose tomorrow and see what happens. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Day 4: I drank 60oz of water. I might drink a little more before bed. I did not get the camp job but I will most likely get the day program job -- it's with my wife's company and she said they already have a couple of clients in mind for me to help. I will most likely hear next week. I started a little late on the piano this week, but I have some exercises chosen to begin working through. I'm meeting with my director, assistant director, school designer, and another teacher tomorrow to do our work plan for next year. Unfortunately I have a pretty long commute. So my plan is to wake up at 6am, do a ~20 minute interval workout, and have a quick breakfast before heading up the mountain My wife has an early morning too, so she will help me wake up.
  12. Yeah, I inherited an antique upright piano from my Papa and we recently got it tuned. So I need to actually play it!
  13. Thanks! I did one quest with the warriors in 2016 but I'm glad to be back!!!
  14. Don't Disappear is a good challenge. I need to do that one, too.
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