Without getting too far into the weeds and details, June was a rough rough month for me and the Tioga-fam. We spent July mostly trying to recover emotionally from some devastating family losses, and somehow here we are kicking off the last month of summer?! OK, let’s make this count. #AWEgust
My Big Why is unabashedly vain, I want to get back to my original state of looking awesome with or without clothes! And the confidence that comes with it. Can’t blame my extra fluff on a bad June, it’s been creeping on for a few years now. Easier to start rebuilding good habits in the summer than once the crazy of fall term hits, so here we go... This is mostly a body focused challenge (nutrition, activity), but what sort of Ranger would I be if I didn’t throw in a smattering of other secondary goals?
Mostly these goals are behaviours, that I can, in theory, do. Italicized ones are (weight) outcomes rather than behaviours... in theory if I do the body stuff they should follow naturally, but haha, scumbag body could have other plans.
Track food in MFP
Daily deficit: either ~500 cals/day after accounting for activity, or cap cals at 1750. (My master plan is to accommodate days that I’m super active and correspondingly hungry.)
NF strength workouts, every other day. General DOMS is now my b*tch so I’m onto Level 2 bodyweight (she said bad-assedly)
Galloway Easy 5K, on the alternate days
Bonus points for yoga! I loooooove getting hot and sweaty, but I’ve been getting complacent about yoga counting as my workout and fully neglecting formal strength and cardio
Weight below 152, for 2 consecutive weekly weigh ins
Weight below 147, for 2 consecutive weekly weigh ins
1” off natural waist measurement
1” off belly button measurement
Sunscreen every day (face, neck, chest)
10 cups water, tracked in MFP
Night-time routine (wash face, use the nice serums and moisturizers, floss)
Screens off by 10:15
Find the silver lining: one point of gratitude each day
Practice piano, specifically the song I’m working on memorizing, at least 15”/day. (It’s Sugarfoot Boogie by Matthew Ball; my big goal here is to be able to play it from memory, so that I can duly impress peeps at social events or at random airport pianos)
Don’t quit your day job
Except for holidays and weekends, write for at least 2 pomodoro sessions each day. Two highest priority projects are Student Genetics Project (SGP) and Popular Science Book (PSB): could do both pomodoros on one, or the other, or one of each.
Loot system to be determined later, after I (hopefully) have some solid successes under my belt! It’s good to be back.