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  1. Day Eight! I've noticed the one goal I am having the most trouble with is the meditation, and I really cannot figure out what my brain thinks is SO BAD about spending 5 minutes on meditation. This was really not a problem for me before the last few years.
  2. Day Three of hitting all of my goals in mini form is... a lot better than what I have been doing. 👍
  3. How on earth was I last here in AUGUST? Unstuck in time, indeed. I'm currently reading Mini Habits and had an idea to combine the mini habits with the Miracle Morning. The Miracle Morning habits I have been trying (and failing) to start were around 10min each of yoga, reading, meditation, journaling, and language study. I haven't quite found a way to work in Affirmation and Visualization, though I feel like some of the Headspace meditations, my reading, and journalling might apply. The idea behind Mini Habits is to set goals that are 'too smal
  4. Welcome back! I am yet another person returning with a new name. Congrats on the progress so far. I don't know what it's like where you are but the biggest obstacle for me taking walks right now is the horrible August HEAT. But great job getting out there!
  5. Captain's Log: Aug 24, 2020 Apparently my alarm is set for 8:15 so I was not quite as late as I thought I was yesterday. Got up with the alarm today. Unfortunately I forgot to press start after setting up the coffee pot last night, so that set me back a few minutes. DuoLingo: 3 lessons - I used the wrong language a lot first thing in the morning Reading: flipped through Level Up Your Life again, started Fluent Forever Headspace: Starting Basics 2 (for roughly the third time, it's been awhile) on the 15 minute setting Yoga: 10 minutes of forward folds and
  6. Captain's Log: Aug 23, 2020 I read Miracle Morning (again) last night and worked up a morning routine. It's not terribly different than what I had been trying to do, but having a set plan is a little more motivating than having a vague idea of what I would like to have happen. The plan: Get up at 8am. Have a glass of water and pour a cup of coffee. Headspace - 15min DuoLingo- 10 min reading 10min journalling 10 min yoga 15min What actually happened: Get up at 8:27am because I fell back asleep. Have a glass of wa
  7. When we last left our hero... I was last active here in 2015-2016, but have had a few false starts since then. The short version is that I've been dealing with depression most of my life, and since 2013 have lost both parents, ended two relationships, and of course have recently been dealing with the effects of the pandemic as someone who works in and is finishing up a degree in hotel and restaurants hospitality. It's been really, really hard to have any motivation to do anything. My depression has gotten a lot worse, I haven't been doing well in school or work, and I have gained about 20
  8. Ain't it always the way? I started a new health regime that includes DRINKING MORE WATER and I somehow end up with a UTI. I've also had a bit of trouble getting into the swing of things. I've kind of just been going to work, coming home, and doing what I always do. Nothing I can do but try again this week. I'll be in Chicago Thursday-Sunday, and I'm looking for a way to hit the mat while there. (Yoga on Lake Michigan is right near the hotel, but it looks like it's going to storm.) Week One Recap Just Add Water: 15/0 Pack a Lunch: 4/4 Meditate #ever
  9. The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb. It's wonderful.
  10. So far, having a water after each cup of coffee is significantly harder than having water after each glass of wine. I've had to change the way I "warm up" a half-empty mug with more coffee because I feel like that's cheating the system. Finishing a cooled mug, then switching to water is kind of terrible, but I guess that's what I'm going for here. I did my work-grocery shopping yesterday (after Wonder Woman!) and will be taking broccoli slaw and cheese curds to work this week. I'm planning to take one veggie and one protein each week and try to do a few different things with them.
  11. Good luck! I love Blogilates/Cassey Ho. I'll be doing some of her workouts, too.
  12. I've been dealing with this for years. Like, two periods per year preceded by two weeks of severe depression that I wasn't sure I could keep living through. Birth control was terrible for me and I'm currently doing OK on an androgen-blocker. And yes, I crave bacon cheeseburgers, not chocolate. I do wonder if that means something in particular the way my body works. I have hemochromatosis (excess iron) in my family, so I don't know if it's that.
  13. Hello. I was here quite awhile ago using a different name. I've had a pretty rough time since then and have completely fallen off the mat, as I like to call it. I haven't worked out in well over a year, so I've decided to start back at beginning, this time as a mermaid. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid... then always be a mermaid. Just Add Water As a person with depression and anxiety, the suggested amount of alcohol and caffeine is none. I do believe in moderation, but lately I've not really been living it. The problem is, I love the ritual of coffee in
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