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  1. *gets a cup of tea and settles in*
  2. Check In: I've been hit or miss over the last week. I haven't been working out as much since I went back to work after the break. I've also had some stellar days and less stellar days. In general I want to reaffirm why I'm doing these goals and what I want to see change.
  3. Congrats! Our awards ceremony is in a couple weeks. Eep. That said, my category is STACKED and I am friends with 7/10 nominees, so... I'm honestly just happy to be nominated.
  4. HEALTH: I took time off today! I did a 5 minute yoga session in the AM to wake myself up. I'll do a longer flow tomorrow AM. I can't wait for the sun to rise a little bit earlier, because I am NOT going for walks an hour before sunrise in the AM :/. I loved my morning walks over the holiday break, so I'm bummed. FINANCES: Definitely bought dinner today. Oof. CLUTTER: I worked for about 16 hours today, so no decluttering for me. SPIRIT: Bought a new planner (yay) and did some meditation this morning.
  5. We have very similar goals! Welcome Are you using a budget tool? I've started using EveryDollar this past year and I love it
  6. I'm so in! Bonus: I completed one of the items on the list today! I painted my living room and hallway. I'm a teacher and I've had this time off for the winter break. I just bought my first home, a condo (#bucketlist), and it's a perfect space... but all of the walls were white, white, white. I'm a much more colorful person. I picked out Behr's "Mustard Field" and went to town over a couple of days. I just did the final touch ups and started moving furniture back today. I have 2 week-long vacations left in this school year, and I'm going to paint a bedroom over each of them!
  7. Oh hey there! I'm a teacher and a new teacher mentor at my school. Let me know if you want to bounce ideas off me!
  8. I relate to so much in this challenge. Following and rooting for you!
  9. Oh hi there! The dream role I played and was nominated for is Ursula. Total dream to play. I was just recently cast as a gender-bent Audrey II from Little Shop (if plants can be gender-bent). I've actually auditioned for Audrey II in the past and was totally dismissed because they were looking for a man. Check In - 1/1! HEALTH: I went to the gym today and switched things up. I did a variety of things in my 50 minutes there, hopping on and off the treadmill and doing other exercises in between. Did some steps, recumbent stepper, and bodyweight exercises. My step tracker says I "traveled" over 4 miles while at the gym, though some of those registered steps were things like modified pull ups. Hey, I'll count it! FINANCES: Totally bought my lunch out today. Boo. I was starving and weak post workout. CLUTTER: Did some more decluttering this morning. I think I removed 4 or 5 items and rearranged others. SPIRIT: Didn't bullet journal today, but that's okay. I did meditate for a few minutes this morning!
  10. Update 12/31: HEALTH: I took my morning walk of just over a mile this AM. I'm really loving this habit, and I've done it 5 days in a row! FINANCES: No updates here. CLUTTER: Yesterday I got rid of TWENTY SIX items from my house! Today I'm taking even more to the dump. SPIRIT: I worked in my bullet journal a little bit yesterday.
  11. This past year, I accomplished many of my bucket list goals. I lost 30 pounds. I bought my first home. I was not only cast in and performed a dream role, but I've been nominated for a theater award for it. It was, overall, an exceptionally positive year for me. This year, I have four big goals for myself: 1) Health: I want to both lose another 50 pounds and to run a 5k. 2) Finances: I want to pay off debt and participate in the 52 week saving challenge. 3) Clutter: I want to drastically reduce my clutter. 4) Spirit: I want to explore techniques to reduce my anxiety and de-stress. Each week, I will focus on one aspect of each of these four goals. HEALTH: - I will take a morning walk of 1+ miles at least 3 times a week. - I will do other exercise at least three times a week. - I will not eat grains/tubers after 2pm. FINANCES: - I will not purchase prepared food/ take out/ etc. - I will save at least $50 toward my 52 week challenge - I will not add new debt. CLUTTER: - I will remove at least 10 items a week from my home (not including garbage). SPIRIT: - Keep up with my bullet journal - Meditate 2+ times a week. I'm gonna crush this!
  12. Th 12/27 REALITY Food: Breakfast: Greek yogurt + all the coffee Lunch: Meatloaf leftovers , popcorn at movie Afternoon Snack: None Dinner: Dr. Praeger's Super Green Patties (2), zucchini noodles, and low cooker chicken soup (recipe here). I swapped the butternut squash for a sweet potato and it went well. I think I would go 4-4.5 hours. 3.5 seemed a little short. REALITY Movement: Gym. 20 minutes treadmill, 20 minutes body weight / kettlebells, etc. I skipped the elliptical and did more squats, kettlebells, rows, etc. REALITY Personal Goals: Declutter 10 items (did not achieve) Put away new Christmas gifts (did not achieve) Paint hallway - ACHIEVED. First coat done. It took longer than I expected, which is why I didn't accomplish the other things.
  13. My goal is to post a daily plan here every morning, including food, goals, and fitness. Then the next day I will reflect on what actually happened and set new goals. Th 12/27 Food: Breakfast: Greek yogurt + all the coffee Lunch: Scrambled Eggs, Broccoli, Afternoon Snack: Skinny Pop, Nuts Dinner: Slow cooker chicken recipe Movement: Gym. 15 minutes treadmill, 10 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes body weight / kettlebells, etc, Personal Goals: Declutter 10 items Put away new Christmas gifts Paint hallway
  14. Fitness Goal: From tomorrow (12/27) to my last day of vacation (1/1), I'm going to be physical every day. Options include 9Round, regular gym, dance fitness videos on Youtube, going for a 30+ minute walk, or body weight exercises. Nutrition Goal: Going back to Daily Nooming. I have NOT been keeping up the last few days... Lifestyle Goal: Declutter 10 items a day between now and 1/1. That's 60 items! It'll feel so good to get rid of stuff.
  15. I am SO not a scout... but I'm a brisk walker I'll join you for this one! I was hitting the gym anyway tomorrow. Sounds like I'll do 3.1 miles on the treadmill!
  16. *Peeks out from between her hands* Hey guys. It's been ten days since I logged in. To be fair... My entire condo flooded, I had to take my cats and move back in with my parents until it could be professionally cleaned up, dried, and re-painted/carpeted/fixed. I'm back. Good gravy. I'm also a teacher, and this coming week is the last week of school. So... I'm back to finish out the last 8 days as strong as possible!
  17. Thanks! Quick check in! Honor - Oops. I haven't checked in since Monday, so I'm in violation! America - Not achieved yet. Buffet - Achieved today! Woo!
  18. ( XPosted with the Assassins... I forgot why I left the assassins the last time around... no one's talking to me... I don't consider myself very needy, but jeez, not a single reply to anything I've posted. I missed you guys.) I have a very bad track record of starting things and never finishing them. It's a serious problem... especially when talking about my health. As I thought about how to tackle this challenge, I considered how I could channel some of my heroes' strengths to help me... That brought me to my ultimate hero: Ron Swanson. He and I are opposites in many ways, but I admire his dedication, drive, and endless consumption of meat. Let's do this. The Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness... Challenge #1 Starting from the top of the pyramid.... May 28 - June 24 Category 1 (Top off the pyramid) Honor: If you need it defined, you don't have it. Challenge: Honor my commitments - Log into NerdFitness every day. (Up to +2 Wisdom) Category 2 America: The only country that matters. If you want to experience other cultures, use an atlas or a ham radio. Challenge: Experience natural America. Hike 2 or more trails during this challenge. (Up to +2 Strength) Buffets: Whenever available. Choose quantity over quality. Challenge: Eat 4+ servings of fruit/vegetables every day. (Up to +2 Constitution)
  19. Those moves look AWESOME! I'd love to try silks sometime... but... I think you need something like upper body strength...
  20. Day 3 Check In: Hello? Can anyone hear me? Am I in an echo chamber? HONOR: Daily Goal Met? Yes! I'm logged in. AMERICA: Daily Goal Met? Still dealing with the aftermath of The Great Condo Flood, so today had no spare time :/ BUFFET: Daily Goal Met? Yes!!!
  21. What a whirlwind! I'm glad everything worked out!
  22. Week one is always tough. Week 2 can be a new beginning!
  23. AM Check In, Day 2... Eating well at a diner is hard. Post-church, I go to this little diner with my mom. I planned my mode of attack before going, and was shocked to discover they didn't have a side of fruit. Exsqueeze me? Regardless, I ordered an omelette stuffed with veggies (broccoli, spinach, and mushrooms), so I'm at one serving of veggies! I love veggies, I just don't eat enough servings every day!
  24. Day One Check In: Okay, it's kind of cheating, because I made the challenge today. But HERE'S MY CHECK IN #1! HONOR: Daily Goal Met? Yes! I'm logged in. AMERICA: Daily Goal Met? Not today! It's broiling hot. BUFFET: Daily Goal Met? I had 2 servings of veggies and 1 of fruit. Alas, 3/4.
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