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  1. Okay...that didn't worked out as planned so far XD. So since the masters degree stuff got really busy. I had to adapt and correct my plans. My NEW Goals are: Nutrition Substitute the morning veg. latte with, black coffee [done it the first week and a half] my goal is to do it regularly this week. Also I added drinking water with my coffee in the morning at least that works well so far and I feel more energetic because I'm besser hydrated Eat a healthy lunch with at least 1 part vegetable per day Same as above. First 1 1/2 weeks than life happened Fitness Don’t skip NF-Yoga after workouts did it after every strength training Yeah Level Up Your Life 5 minutes meditation daily Nope, did it 7 times so far. Which is dumb because it would definitely help with stress. New goal for the last week find a time in the day to meditate. Startet doing it after training but that feels like a waste of time since I kinda rush it because I want to shower. In the evening also didn't worked so far. Will try somewhere between breakfast and middle of the day I think. Floss at least 15 seconds each day at least every other day Haven't counted but I floss a lot more often than before and since this always feels like a win that's really cool Besides that I didn't really managed to interact here or on discord. I will definitely aim to get more involved here since it is always really nice and uplifting in this community. Even though the results so far don't look good I still see some improvements that I will aim to further in the last week. Also I had to focus for nearly 2 weeks on a pretty hard term paper which I now have done. So hughe win at the end of this text
  2. Hey everyone. NF Prime finally gave me the motivation to get back to the forum. Since start of the pandemic I’m working out nearly every day but since the results are not yet where I want them to be (because my nutrition is sh*ty) I want to get back to tackling those as well. My biggest Challenge long term is to make it slow and steady. I’ll like to do everything at once and that will not work (with having a full-time position (at least when Covid is gone) working on my masters degree in the evening and spending time with my SO and friends). For this challenge I choose some of the examples given on this forum. I think those will be good to learn to do slow and steady. My Goals are: Nutrition Substitute the morning veg. latte with, black coffee Eat a healthy lunch with at least 1 part being vegetable Fitness Don’t skip NF-Yoga after workouts Level Up Your Life 5 minutes meditation daily Floss at least 15 seconds each day On top of that I’ll try to interact here and in the Discord from time to time. But (and that’s kinda my last goal) I’ll not push myself to it when other things take time (studying) and writing in NF would just be procrastinating . Nonetheless I’’ll try to at least write a short update each weekend So looking forward to getting results slow and steady
  3. Would be awesome (but we have to change it to bi-anual run now I think )
  4. Sadly no. I'm back to work but only because I must, not really healthy yet
  5. Hi all, I'm Schaengel from Germany and I'm ob NF for 2 1/2 years . I started with the Assassins but after a break and a respawn I ended with the rebels for now:). I'm 28 living in Berlin and use my freetime for training (Quidditch!!) concerts and cinema time. My good Quality is that I'm very self-consious and don't make my decisions based on feelings alone. Also I'm a Steelers Fan (just saying that Gehäuse it seams to be important around here )
  6. First Update: My plan for today was to go to work and after that join the running meeting I read about. I changed that plan this morning to staying in bed with a cold but at least read one of the books of my to do list (probably a travel guide for my Marokko vacation). The bitter reality is that I've fallen asleep watching Critical Role for the 3rd time already ;/
  7. PMA! FIND REALISTIC WAYS TO IMPROVE WHILE KEEPING ALL THE POSITIVE THINGS IN MY LIFE IN MIND! My Overall Goals for 2018: Fitness: - Run a marathon in 4:30 (Status: Marathon booked for October) - make running a habbit again - do speed-work (interval sprints and all that annoying stuff) - Make Powerlifting a habit (Status: Gym found, form and technic needs a lot of work) - change Gym payment to automatic wire so money isn't an excuse anymore Finances: - Invest money for my future (Status: Planning at around 80%) - read up on the ETF - purchase a ETF - clean up insurrances - Read 5 books on finances - "Souverän investieren mit Indexfonds und ETFs: Wie Privatanleger das Spiel gegen die Finanzbranche gewinnen" - "Kümmer Dich um Dein Geld, sonst tun es andere: In nur 15 Minuten pro Woche zum Geldprofi" - "Antifragilität ‒ Anleitung für eine Welt, die wir nicht verstehen" - "DIE DIVIDENDENFIBEL" - „Lean Startup“ - „Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert " - „Investment Punk: Warum ihr schuftet und wir reich werden" - „Das Tao des Warren Buffett: Folgen Sie dem besten Anleger der Welt auf dem Weg zum Börsenerfolg!" -"Cool bleiben und Dividenden kassieren: Mit Aktien raus aus der Nullzins-Falle" -"Dividenden Investor: Die Krise des Geldes und wie Sie mit Dividenden ein Vermögen aufbauen - überarbeitete Auflage" Job: - Decide work goals for the next 2 Years (Deadline May 2018) - Go to at least 5 networking events - Facebook and events "class" - eventsofa talk - Reeperbahn Festival (booked) - Most Wanted Music Berlin - Read 5 books that help finding a job you enjoy - " 4 hour work week" - " Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life " - "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change" - "Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World" - "How to Win Friends & Influence People" -"Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One" - Magic Cleaning - Kondo Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur: Business Model Generation Ed Catmull: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration Roger Fisher: Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in James Gleick: "Die Information" Maren Lehky: "Leadership 2.0" Kevin Dutton: "Gehirnflüsterer" Manfred Höfler u. a.: "Abenteuer Change Management" Personal Grow: - Learn Spanish - talk to the receptionist in spanish - try to order a table/meal in spanish - Make time for Date-Night at least once per week (and try to make something special twice per month) - Use Nerd Fitness Academy - DM a P&P round - prepare write up and coming event in advance (1-2 hours) - Try Wrestling training - Start a positive & achievement journal - update at least every second day - start preparing SMART goals - Participate in more VCA charity events - check helper pool once per week
  8. Or at least I try. After succesfully completing the longest respawn ever I wanted to start working on my daily structures more (this challenge was planned to improve my evenings) BUT live got in the way so this challenge will all be about doing adult stuff that needs to get out of the way sooner than later. I will keep my year goals and will work on those as well. In part's this challenge is for those goals in other parts it's just stuff that got delayed for way to long. Also it will be a lot of work related stuff. Quest1: "We're all MAD here" This one is all job related. I'm unsure for quite some time now about what to do jobwise. At the moment I have a job at a biger tour booking agency in Berlin. We are preparing concert tours for hardcore and punk bands in Europe. It's a cool job because I'm working with bands that I like. The downside is that I have nearly no opportunities to get promoted because of the company size (not many personsn needed) and so I feel like I can't realy achive my full potential here, also the pay is pretty much garbage... That lead me to giving myself a deadline at the end of May to decide if I want to stay in the job I have and under what premisses or if I try to switch work. Till than there needs to be a lot of stuff done. This month the following things should be done: Analyse the options: - Read a book about how to negotiate your position and payment in a company - Take a look at switching career paths (Marketing or Logistics), do a SWAT analysis for the diffrent career options Talk the talk: - prepare a date and goals for talk with the bosses of my company Be ready to walk the walk: - prepare xing and linked in profiles - update cv and other documents needed for job search - take new pictures Quest 2: "Take the right potion" I've been puting of some health related issues and those came back and are interferring with my workouts... - make appointments with doctor 1 (allergies) - make appointment with doctor 2 (dentist) - update health inssurance - check out other inssurances Quest 3: "to late, to late" I started some projects at the beginning of the year but didn't ended them so since it's get sh*t done month now. - Decide and host my blog (It will be about getting healthy and happy as a Quidditch player) - start paying for the ETF (I put some money aside for bad times and it needs to be invested) - get documents in order Done - tackle the to do list of shame Quest 4: "Run to the hills" (Again) The marathon is sooner than I think so I need to pick up running again - go to tuesday and thursday running meeting - plan training for the comming months - buy new running gear - start tracking food intake again (less weight is easier running at the end ) So far that's it for this challenge. A lot to do so let's see how it goes.
  9. Thanks @zeroh13. quick update. Mornings are working out well (with weight lifting integrated into them) and can stay as they are for the moment. So the main goal of this challenge is a succes. finding time for Nerd Fitness isn't working out as I'd like it yet but at least I'm checking in kinda regularly. Running will need to be done this month. That didn't worked out yet :/ Overall the challenge was okay I would say. Second week: - monday try to create a weekplan that sets a wake-up time for every day and has 3 morning workouts in it Managed to plan 2 workouts, no dayplans yet because my days need to have a little room for wiggling at the moment - track how the days actually go Kinda did, found out I'll probably best plan activities ahead and not times because I really need to adopt to how I feel in the morning Third week: - depending on the second week, when the workouts worked and I see that there has been free time. Try to add meditation to it. If not try to make week two goals work Meditation will have to be done in the evening since I figured I don't need it in the mornings. thats pretty good because my girlfriend and I manage to start the days in such a positive way that I don't feel like I need to meditate mornings to start the day refreshed and without stress Last week: - track and evaluate, make goals/plans according to evaluation Would say that this one is done so far. Of course I'll share my evaluation and plans with you guys. first of all I would say that I succesfully added trining in the morning to my daily morning routine. Over the weeks it changed from a struggle to just getting up early autiomatically and going to the gym even though I don't feel like it. So hughe succes. I'm still evaluating the time I need fromg etting up to leaving the house since that's normally 1 and a half hours at the moment and I'm not sure if I want to try to cut that down. If I find something that I'd like to get done in the mornings (or more likely can't get done later in the day) it might be worth tweeking but at the moment I'm pretty good with my morning timing. Challenge 2: Run to the Hills RUN FOR YOUR LIVE!!! (sorry not sorry since Maiden are the best band ever) I still have time to train for the marathon without getting in panic mode and to keep it that way I have to start training sooner rather than later. So for this challenge there will be some running goals - Find a running rout (20min) near my place and near my girlfriends place I just decided to use the same track from my home as well as my girlfriends home. Will probably need to improve it but first I start to train running again. - Look for running groups that could fit my goals/tempo Found one will try next tuesday. - Try if thursday running training can be part of my weekly plan (and where to move the movie day in that case) Not yet really thought about that. Challenge 3: A good breakfast I started preparing my breakfast sandwich in advance (using self made mayo (still needs improvement) and sandwich toast) and it's definitely and improvement on my wallet as well as my daily calories nonetheless there's still work to do - find a paleo bread alternative Found alternatives but haven't tried those yet - prepare breakfast in advance Most of the days yes, on the others I cooked in the morning - find out if putting fruit into my breakfast will increase my morning Tried, only thing that changes is I eat more calories. think I will focuse on improving my regular meals more but not add anything at the moment - reduce coffeee and more importantly coffee sweetener Yes Challenge 4: Community work I really enjoy the supportiveness of the NF community so I want to participate in that again - Follow 2 NF rebels (will follow @Jonesy and 1 more ) and check in and leave a supportive message from time to time. Nope - update my thread at least twice a week I'm trying - participate in the mini YES, YES YES
  10. Thank God there's Quidditch training, so I was able to add some km for the team
  11. And another update: I'm trying to do NF but there's really! not enough hours in the days at the moment. but on the upside I'm having a lot of drive at the moment and I'm using it to work on improving my life as well as my health so that's a good thing and when there isn't so much time for internet thats a sacrifice I'm willing to make. Also updated my year goals. I already like those and will probably stick with them from now on Second week: - monday try to create a weekplan that sets a wake-up time for every day and has 3 morning workouts in it Managed to plan 2 workouts, no dayplans yet because my days need to have a little room for wiggling at the moment - track how the days actually go Kinda did, found out I'll probably best plan activities ahead and not times because I really need to adopt to how I feel in the morning Third week: - depending on the second week, when the workouts worked and I see that there has been free time. Try to add meditation to it. If not try to make week two goals work Meditation will have to be done in the evening since I figured I don't need it in the mornings. thats pretty good because my girlfriend and I manage to start the days in such a positive way that I don't feel like I need to meditate mornings to start the day refreshed and without stress Last week: - track and evaluate, make goals/plans according to evaluation Challenge 2: Run to the Hills RUN FOR YOUR LIVE!!! (sorry not sorry since Maiden are the best band ever) I still have time to train for the marathon without getting in panic mode and to keep it that way I have to start training sooner rather than later. So for this challenge there will be some running goals - Find a running rout (20min) near my place and near my girlfriends place running route near my place is done the second one needs work though - Look for running groups that could fit my goals/tempo Found one and planned to try them next week - Try if thursday running training can be part of my weekly plan (and where to move the movie day in that case) Will join thursday trainings in March / or will do running thursdays Challenge 3: A good breakfast I started preparing my breakfast sandwich in advance (using self made mayo (still needs improvement) and sandwich toast) and it's definitely and improvement on my wallet as well as my daily calories nonetheless there's still work to do - find a paleo bread alternative Found alternatives but haven't tried those yet - prepare breakfast in advance Most of the days yes, on the others I cooked in the morning - find out if putting fruit into my breakfast will increase my morning Tried, only thing that changes is I eat more calories. think I will focuse on improving my regular meals more but not add anything at the moment - reduce coffeee and more importantly coffee sweetener Yes Challenge 4: Community work I really enjoy the supportiveness of the NF community so I want to participate in that again - Follow 2 NF rebels (will follow @Jonesy and 1 more ) and check in and leave a supportive message from time to time. Following but need to write more - update my thread at least twice a week I'm trying - participate in the mini YES, YES YES
  12. It reminds me of my work everytime I look at it...not sure if thats a positive though Yes I think it's somehow coming together this time Uhh that sounds like it could be my wedding (with the little problem that I don't plan to have one ever )
  13. CHALLENGE UPDATE So what happens with the respawn? It's still looking okay, definitely better than last time but of course the busy life got kinda in the way I went to a little 4 day vaccation with my girlfriend in Madrid last week so in that time we didn't realy had a morning routine in the way that I planed it to be but more like 1) sleep in 2) eat unhealthy at the breakfast buffet 3) walk the whole day. So unhealthy food was eaten, a lot of walking was done and most importantly a lot of sun was enjoyed. Definitely worth taking a break to the challenge. Of course the monday was kinda used after that vaccation (because Madrid was feeling like summer and Berlin was still cold and ugly), that's why I moved my trainings so that this week there have been only two (but those are already done). but I did a hughe step to make training more automated by changing the payment for the gym. Now it will be done automaticly so I think I will go regularly because it's payed and it would be money wasted if I don't go. Also the Gym only offers morning training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from next month on so moving dates will no longer be possible. So less decisions to take Running isn't working out yet, need to put some reminders around the house to get the panic going I think (maybe a Hugh calender counting down to the marathon or something like that >_<) Eating is okay but can still be improved. Overall it's going better than last time and that's okay for me. I decided to not do points but use colors to show how the challenge goes since all goals are kinda hard to judge on a point scale at the moment. Challenge 1: Starting the day right Last time I tried to do a "how my morning should be plan that in retrospective totally failed this time I'll try to reverse engineer my mornings and based on that will try to incorporate changes. First week starting today till 18th February - Write down how the mornings actualy happened (when did I get up, what did I do, how was I feeling and so on) Kinda, enough to work with it. Second week: - monday try to create a weekplan that sets a wake-up time for every day and has 3 morning workouts in it Managed to plan 2 workouts, no dayplans yet because my days need to have a little room for wiggling at the moment - track how the days actually go Not yet, need to write stuff down Third week: - depending on the second week, when the workouts worked and I see that there has been free time. Try to add meditation to it. If not try to make week two goals work Meditation will have to be done in the evening since I figured I don't need it in the mornings. thats pretty good because my girlfriend and I manage to start the days in such a positive way that I don't feel like I need to meditate mornings to start the day refreshed and without stress Last week: - track and evaluate, make goals/plans according to evaluation Challenge 2: Run to the Hills RUN FOR YOUR LIVE!!! (sorry not sorry since Maiden are the best band ever) I still have time to train for the marathon without getting in panic mode and to keep it that way I have to start training sooner rather than later. So for this challenge there will be some running goals - Find a running rout (20min) near my place and near my girlfriends place running route near my place is done the second one needs work though - Look for running groups that could fit my goals/tempo Nope - Try if thursday running training can be part of my weekly plan (and where to move the movie day in that case) Will join thursday trainings in March Challenge 3: A good breakfast I started preparing my breakfast sandwich in advance (using self made mayo (still needs improvement) and sandwich toast) and it's definitely and improvement on my wallet as well as my daily calories nonetheless there's still work to do - find a paleo bread alternative Found alternatives but haven't tried those yet - prepare breakfast in advance Most of the days yes, on the others I cooked in the morning - find out if putting fruit into my breakfast will increase my morning Not yet need to start doing that tomorrow - reduce coffeee and more importantly coffee sweetener Yes Challenge 4: Community work I really enjoy the supportiveness of the NF community so I want to participate in that again - Follow 2 NF rebels (will follow @Jonesy and 1 more ) and check in and leave a supportive message from time to time. Following but need to write more - update my thread at least twice a week Hahahaha nope :/ - participate in the mini YES, YES YES
  14. Crustless Quiches sounds good and will be put on the to try list I'm to lazy to cook in the morning so it has to be prepared cold breakfast or something I can heat in the microwave Also a good idea, also put on the to try list. Seams like it will be, eat all the egg in the mornings soon Hey Iceburner. Thank you for the reminder, will write an update in the next 1-2 hours
  15. That's mainly how I make my entertainment minutes, beign a DM is hard work so it's nice that this Challenge has a place for those minutes
  16. Hello fellow German and thank you for the book recommedation will definitely look at it to determine if it should go on my list. Actually I don't know yet what direction I want to go into workwise so I choose the books that I want to read by looking at the synopsis and than try to sense if it feels relevant to me. The thing with breakfast is I'm not really a morning person. I get up early but I like to have as many things prepared as possible so cooking in the morning only happens on saturdays so omelettes are to much work for me but thanks for the idea Thank you. I tend to be a all or nothing person so going slow is hard for me but I think it will be the more sustainable solution. Stole some ideas from your challenge though Thank you I like the idea as well..let's see how it works with my special morning attitude XD
  17. @zeroh13 oculd you maybe add the descriptions of the classes to the spreadsheet? Would be awesome if you (or more likely me ) doesn't has to look for them every time you want to add something (because you once again forgot what colum it goes to X_X)
  18. That sounds like a rough start but getting back even though the start didn't worked outa s planned is already a hughe step. So even though it's annoying I hope you can keep some positive mental attitude
  19. [Reserved for keeping track or something like that]
  20. And so another thread for whats probably the longest respawn ever (man what a lag ) I started my respawn the last challenge and it didn't worked at all (at least according to my challenge goals but more about that later. First what's going to be my accountability list throughout this year and my self choosen mantra for challenges and life in total: PMA! FIND REALISTIC WAYS TO IMPROVE WHILE KEEPING ALL THE POSITIVE THINGS IN MY LIFE IN MIND! My Overall Goals for 2018: Fitness: - Run a marathon in 4:30 (Status: Marathon booked for October) - make running a habbit again - do speed-work (interval sprints and all that annoying stuff) - Make Powerlifting a habit (Status: Gym found, form and technic needs a lot of work) - change Gym payment to automatic wire so money isn't an excuse anymore Finances: - Invest money for my future (Status: Planning at around 80%) - read up on the ETF - purchase a ETF - clean up insurrances - Read 5 books on finances - "Souverän investieren mit Indexfonds und ETFs: Wie Privatanleger das Spiel gegen die Finanzbranche gewinnen" - "Kümmer Dich um Dein Geld, sonst tun es andere: In nur 15 Minuten pro Woche zum Geldprofi" - "Antifragilität ‒ Anleitung für eine Welt, die wir nicht verstehen" - "DIE DIVIDENDENFIBEL" - „Lean Startup“ - „Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert " - „Investment Punk: Warum ihr schuftet und wir reich werden" - „Das Tao des Warren Buffett: Folgen Sie dem besten Anleger der Welt auf dem Weg zum Börsenerfolg!" -"Cool bleiben und Dividenden kassieren: Mit Aktien raus aus der Nullzins-Falle" -"Dividenden Investor: Die Krise des Geldes und wie Sie mit Dividenden ein Vermögen aufbauen - überarbeitete Auflage" Job: - Decide work goals for the next 2 Years (Deadline May 2018) - Go to at least 5 networking events - Facebook and events "class" - Reeperbahn Festival (booked) - Most Wanted Music Berlin - Read 5 books that help finding a job you enjoy - " 4 hour work week" - " Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life " - "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change" - "Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World" - "How to Win Friends & Influence People" -"Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One" - Magic Cleaning - Kondo Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur: Business Model Generation Ed Catmull: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration Roger Fisher: Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in James Gleick: "Die Information" Maren Lehky: "Leadership 2.0" Kevin Dutton: "Gehirnflüsterer" Manfred Höfler u. a.: "Abenteuer Change Management" Personal Grow: - Learn Spanish - talk to the receptionist in spanish - try to order a table/meal in spanish - Make time for Date-Night at least once per week (and try to make something special twice per month) - Use Nerd Fitness Academy - DM a P&P round - prepare write up and coming event in advance (1-2 hours) - Try Wrestling training - Start a positive & achievement journal - update at least every second day - start preparing SMART goals - Participate in more VCA charity events - check helper pool once per week So for this Challenge I decided to start working on my mornings and my morning routine like I tried last month but this time I plan to do it more slowly and take in account what worked and what didn't worked: Challenge 1: Starting the day right Last time I tried to do a "how my morning should be plan that in retrospective totally failed this time I'll try to reverse engineer my mornings and based on that will try to incorporate changes. First week starting today till 18th February - Write down how the mornings actualy happened (when did I get up, what did I do, how was I feeling and so on) Second week: - monday try to create a weekplan that sets a wake-up time for every day and has 3 morning workouts in it - track how the days actually go Third week: - depending on the second week, when the workouts worked and I see that there has been free time. Try to add meditation to it. If not try to make week two goals work Last week: - track and evaluate, make goals/plans according to evaluation Challenge 2: Run to the Hills RUN FOR YOUR LIVE!!! (sorry not sorry since Maiden are the best band ever) I still have time to train for the marathon without getting in panic mode and to keep it that way I have to start training sooner rather than later. So for this challenge there will be some running goals - Find a running rout (20min) near my place and near my girlfriends place - Look for running groups that could fit my goals/tempo - Try if thursday running training can be part of my weekly plan (and where to move the movie day in that case) Challenge 3: A good breakfast I started preparing my breakfast sandwich in advance (using self made mayo (still needs improvement) and sandwich toast) and it's definitely and improvement on my wallet as well as my daily calories nonetheless there's still work to do - find a paleo bread alternative - prepare breakfast in advance - find out if putting fruit into my breakfast will increase my morning - reduce coffeee and more importantly coffee sweetener Challenge 4: Community work I really enjoy the supportiveness of the NF community so I want to participate in that again - Follow 2 NF rebels (will follow @Jonesy and 1 more ) and check in and leave a supportive message from time to time. - update my thread at least twice a week - participate in the mini So new goals, hoping to get more results than last time Still need to work out how to give points for this challenge, if you have good ideas please let me know
  21. Following. I really love reading your challenges. They are always so structured that I learn a lot just by following
  22. Schaengel

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    Hi all, I'm Schaengel from Germany and I'm active here (kinda on and off) for some time already and am now trying to get back to using Nf regularly I found out that for me eating low carb so far has been most effective. That's why I'm trying to working my way to regular paleo food now.
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