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  1. Nice work in the energy drinks! I know how addicting they can be so that’s freaking awesome! And nicely done on the meal prep. With the walks, what if you posted a pic of you and the dogs on your walk here? That way you can kind of keep a record of how well you’ve done. Maybe a bit more motivation and accountability? And this idea has nothing to do with the fact that it would mean cute dog pics either.
  2. Right, update time. First thing, I have to find a way to make a little bit of time each day to check the forums, post on my challenge and post on other people's as well. For someone without a job, I am incredibly busy. Guess I have a subchallenge for this week now. On to how I've been tracking. Challenge 1: Going well. I was up at 6:05 this morning. Unfortunately, my kids have decided that now is also the time to start waking up earlier again as well. So even though I've been nailing this part of my challenge, it hasn't actually allowed me to do the things I wanted to use that extra time for. Oh well. Challenge 2: I've been able to get two sets of meditation in. The first I couldn't last the full five minutes. The second one did, but it was messy. Still, meditation is exercise for the brain. The more I train the better I'll get. And I used to be able to do it, so I know it's something I can do. Challenge 3: Complete fail on this one. Haven't had a chance to do a single workout at all. On the bonus challenges: 1. Jr and I haven't made fire every day, but we've come really close to it. We only missed one day. And we've even toasted marshmallows. I don't think that counts as cooking though. 2. Homeschooling is going well. We went through a rough patch early in the week, but he's doing really well. The best lesson we've found? Word recognition by shooting flash cards with words on them with a nerf gun. 3. My own study hasn't happened this week. I've been running support for my partner who has been doing study and needed to submit a big assessment. Maybe we should message the rest of the old crew. Hope they're all going well. I did have the son back in the old days, but he was only 2. He's all grown up at 6 now, and is being homeschooled. And has now been joined by his one year old little sister. So they're a handful. Thank you! The fire is doing well. I use our bushcraft time as a chance for father-son bonding, but also as incentive for him to try hard while doing schoolwork. We even toasted marshmallows the other day. Thanks! One thing I've learnt is that if your challenges link together well, you get better results. Or at least, I did.
  3. Awesome to see you got the meal prep handled nicely. It’s always a pain to get right, until you get the flow going. Sounds like you’ve been doing the best you can at the moment. Are there any healthy energy type drinks that you can use instead of the standard ones, that might help kick the habit?
  4. Hey there! Following along. Good luck on your first challenge. And Unstable Unicorns is freaking awesome! I know this might sound a bit of a stupid question, but what time do you go to bed at night? Not saying it will work for you, but maybe shifting bed time 10-15 minutes earlier might, eventually, start helping you wake up earlier as well. I know it works for me.
  5. Hi all So it's been a while since I was here last. Used to be active back about 3-4 years ago. But unfortunately I drifted away, life got in the way and I stopped. But after @FatboySuave noticed me stalking his profile he convinced me to get back on to the forums with him and start a new challenge. So here I am. I've lost all my old habits, but I have a plan! So things have changed and what I want to achieve as a person has changed. A combination of thinking, playing red dead redemption and coronavirus have made me realise a few things. So moving forward, my challenges are going to be based around achieving what I want to be, and where I want to see my life going. I don't really have a term for what I want to emulate like I used to (my old theme was based around emulating a samurai), beyond using terms like frontiersman, homesteader, bushranger or pioneer. There's a theme there though. With that in mind, I'm starting off small and trying to mimic some of the behaviours that lead to growth when I was doing challenges: Challenge 1: Get up earlier! Between trying to homeschool my son, look after a twelve month old, do my own study and try to move forward on at least one small homestead goal each day, I don't have nearly enough time. So this challenge is simple: Every day, get up 5 minutes earlier until I'm getting up at 6am. This will allow me to get a couple of my other challenges done each day and give me a few moments to myself before the kids wake up. Challenge 2: 5 minutes to myself to meditate! I used to find that 5 minutes of daily zazen meditation really helped me. So I'm going to focus on getting that done again. If the first part of my challenge is successful, I can actually do it in the morning, before the kids get up. Challenge 3: Complete the beginner bodyweight workout 3 times per week. I like bodyweight training. A lot. When I do it. So this challenge is simple. Just do the BBW challenge 3 times each week. Bonus challenges: On top of those, there's a few things I'd like to try to do along the way that aren't critical to this challenge, but are definitely going to help me be better. 1. Build a small fire with my son each day. I've discovered a love of bushcrafting I never knew existed until recently. And my son shares it. I've only just started, and have finally built my first ever fire, in my 33 years of existence. So I'm going to try to practice firecraft each day, to the point where I can build a fire that is big enough and stable enough to cook on by the end of the month. 2. Make sure my son completes his homeschool lessons each and every day. And make them more interesting and engaging for him. 3. Complete at least 30 minutes of my own study each day. I'm currently studying a certificate in horticulture and a diploma in sustainability, both of which will help a lot in my long term goals. I need to pick up my effort in studying, as I'm starting to fall behind. So that's my challenge. A little disorganised, but it's there. Now @FatboySuave can't get angry with me for abandoning him!
  6. Finally found you! You’re a hard man to track down. Good to see you again. That challenge looks good and filled me with nostalgia. You got this and I’m following. oh, do you still have the doggos? Give them a pat for me!
  7. That sucks. I don't really have anything much I can add in terms of advice. Beyond that I can sort of understand what you're going through. Everyone's different, but I get it. Here for you, if you need it.
  8. *facepalm* I forgot your cat was named Novel. Feeling kind of stupid now Comfy chair looks comfy
  9. Damn, I didn't even know you were writing a novel. Awesome work! I think it's amazing that you're doing that. That's some hard work! I have absolutely nothing of any more value to add than that.
  10. Poor Booklet. She's grown up. Hence why I'm guessing you call her Novel. Loving the chair too. From the photo it look suitably beaten and battered. Not in a bad way, but in a "had it's hard and sharp edges knocked off and happily moulded into a comfortable shape" kind of way.
  11. Dagger pretty much summed it up. I would add though that you end up being more mindful of how you walk. I find that if you do it for long enough, your feet can recognise what you're about to step on before you actually put all your weight on it. Sounds strange, but it does become almost instinctive. There are some things that are uncomfortable to walk on though, like Dagger said. I found that wearing them on concrete was actually the worst thing, so hard and unforgiving. OUCH! Can imagine how much those wires would have hurt. I'll pass on that
  12. I hate running in shoes. The less between me and the ground the better. I used to have a pair that were so thin and light, you could almost feel every pebble under your foot. But it's really good you found a pair of shoes that works so well for you
  13. All that sounds awesome. I'm sure I've said this before, but I can not agree with this enough. Have you worked out where you're wanting to go work wise yet? Minimalism is a wonderful thing, but only in moderation. I've always been pretty minimal (not by choice, more by necessity). Ms Kvedulf was the opposite but she read a really good book, the title of which escapes me at the moment, but afterwards she did a massive clean out and threw out a heap of her stuff that she didn't want any more. Now she works on the principle of if she doesn't immediately need or love the item, she's not going to buy it. It's been working really well for her. Looking forward to photos of your grandpa chair.
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