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  1. Hahahaha, yeah, let's call it BuJo better. I googled it; it's funny because it's basically what I was doing without knowing what it was. But now I have some tips on how to improve it. Thanks!!
  2. Hahaha. Everybody hates the Lannisters but Jamie and Tyrion are one of my favourite characters. And, dammit, Cercei too, I love villains. Yeah, I was thinking of starting the challenge straight away but I'm still unsure about some goals, so Week 0 is perfect for testing. May I ask what is a Bujo? Never heard of that.
  3. Thanks for your responses, guys. I'm not even sure if I have a character page and don't know how to check. I'm keeping track the old fashioned way: I keep a journal with a colour code (that's why my goals have colours assigned) and I write my XP there too. Should I get a character page too? I'll take this week as a transition week between my current challenge and my past one. I'll still try to accomplish my first challenge's goals and some of my new one but without tracking. I'm still trying to work out what works for me and what doesn't, and I thought a pressure-free week might be helpful.
  4. I'll be following your challenge. I'm battling with anxiety and depression too and I know how that feels. I had the same problem with my SO, she's incredibly supporting but sometimes my anxiety was just too much and didn't know how to act to cheer me up and that made me both sad and mad with her without a reason. Since I started here, in my September challenge, I'm feeling much much better. I hope I can support you during your challenge, it looks pretty solid to me. A nice schedule full of activities but with some time to rest is really necessary for people that are in a situation like us. By the way, your profile pic is ace!
  5. Uhh, sorry I haven't seen this before. I just finished my first challenge today successfully (check old challenges 1 on my signature). I'm quite happy, feeling much better although I still struggle some days with my anxiety, but this is definitely helping a lot. I have a new challenge, but I guess you already know because I've seen you commenting it. See you around!
  6. Nice goals, I like the idea of 15 minutes of study a day. How do you make the most of your 15 minutes? When I was studying it was really hard for me to study for short periods of time, I needed at least 45-60 minutes just to focus on what I was doing and not getting distracted, and then I could study for hours as long as I didn't take any break. I know is not the best way to do it, and any tip would be helpful. I think I'll start studying something for my next challenge -language? history?-, I miss it sometimes. If you have any doubt about Spanish, you can ask me.
  7. That's exactly what I'm trying to do. I'm battling with a minor depression-anxiety and this 3 are equally important to feel better.
  8. My challenge comes to an end today. I thought it was going to be a bit more difficult to follow, as even though my goals were not that hard I had 6 separate goals to follow (and to remember to follow). I'm more aware now of what I need, what makes me feel better and what I have to improve for my next challenge. I braced myself for this coming winter, and now everybody is going to hear me roar. So, here we go for the last time: 1) START RUNNING: I ran only twice this week. I was supposed to run today but I try to accommodate my schedule so I can run with my partner at least once a week -I realised running with her improves my performance- and if I had ran today that'd meant running 3 days in a row. I'm still not doing too much effort while running with C25K because it implies walking too, but I've always had knee problems and I don't want to take any unnecessary risks. I really enjoy the stretching after running, so I added this to my next challenge. Total points this week (4/4): 5 XP (running 2 times). 2) FRESH AIR: I confess I have a lazy Sunday today, and I'm staying home in my new, comfy and scary kigurumi my partner bought me for Halloween. The rest of the days I had at least a 30 minute walk, so that's good. I think I made an habit of this now and I don't need to force myself using challenges to go out when I'm not working, so I won't include it in my next challenge. Total points this week (4/4): 7 XP (going out 6 days). 3) QUITTING DRUGS: I don't have too much sugar cravings anymore. I needed chocolate or sweets every single day before I started my challenge, and I feel clean for the first time in my life. This week I had my cheat day on Wednesday -my office is a bad influence, they keep offering me cake-. On Friday it was coffee morning at work, and they were raising money for a charity so I bought me some cake with my cuppa (hey, I did it for the children, not for me. :D). Nah, the truth is I ate some cake but I wasn't really craving for it, so even if I ate when I wasn't supposed to I'm happy. I'm still not sure about including this in my next challenge; I feel I'm in control now but maybe it can get out of hand if I don't restrict it. Drug addicts are unpredictable. Total points this week (4/4): 7 XP (ate sugar 2 days) 4) NOT SKIPPING MEALS: 6 out of 7 days I had breakfast-lunch-dinner. There was one day where I just wasn't hungry for dinner and I didn't want to force myself into eating. I've learnt to eat healthier -when you think of a vegetarian you expect them to eat really healthy with all the vegetables, but my meals were too messy and lacked proteins- and it's not difficult to me anymore to have 3 meals a day. Total points this week (4/4): 6 (6 full breakfast-lunch-dinner days) 5) AVOID PROCRASTINATION: I think I got rid of the procrastination virus!! I don't have much more to add, just to enjoy the successful feeling of making the most of my days!!! Total points this week (4/4): 7 (7 days procrastination-free) 6) MEDITATION: Three days of meditation. I'm finding really useful to 'meditate' while walking or running ( @darkfoxx gave me the idea and it works!) so I think I won't include this on my next challenge, or at least not as a goal by itself. Total points this week (4/4): 6 XP (3 days of meditation) TOTAL XP WEEK 4: 38 XP TOTAL XP: 151 XP That's all guys. Thank you for following this challenge, for the comments and hope to see you in my next one.
  9. Hello everybody! My last (and first!) challenge was a success and I want to keep leveling up my life this way. I am still not sure about my goals for my next challenge, I'll edit this post later, but I think I will keep some of my last challenge's goals and try new ones. I liked how my challenge worked, with fixed goals that give me XP depending on how I perform and I want to stick to that. This challenge allows me to get a max of 100 XP (25 every week), and I though it would be funny to add some bonus stages to collect extra XP. Here are my goals: 1) A LANNISTER ALWAYS PAYS HIS DEBTS: I promised I would finish C25K and run 5K for the first time in my life, and, in this challenge, I'm going to keep progressing onto that. I'll run three days a week. Total points for this goal: 20 XP (5 XP per week) Running 3 times: 5 XP Running 2 times: 2 XP Running 1 times: 1 XP 2) MAKING MY COAT OF ARMS: Or, in this case, a blanket. And not with a lion on it, but a mushroom, a Mario mushroom. I started a pixel art blanket months ago but I've been lazy to continue with it. I want to make at least 10 granny squares a week. Total points for this goal: 12 XP (3 XP per week) 10 or more granny squares: 3 XP 5-9 granny squares: 2 XP 1-4 granny squares: 1 XP 3) POISON-FREE: There are poisons more dangerous than the Tears of Lys. Sure, tears of Lys kills you instantly without leaving a trace, but sugar kills you slowly and painfully craving for more. As I did in my past challenge, I am going to avoid chocolates and sweets as much as I can. I'm only allowed to cheat one day a week. Total points for this goal: 20 XP (5 XP per week) 1 Day of sugar: 5 XP 2 Days of sugar: 4 XP 3 Days of sugar: 3 XP 4 Days of sugar: 1 XP >4 Days of sugar: 0 XP 4) FEELING FLEXIBLE AND YOUNG: My flexibility is not what it used to be, and this old lion wants to feel like a cub again. I found a stretching routine on YouTube that helps you to gain some flexibility. I am going to stretch at least 3 times a week. Total points for this goal: 20 XP (5 XP per week) 3 Days of stretching: 5 XP 2 Days of stretching: 2 XP 1 Day of stretching: 1 XP 5) READING AND WRITING: My favourite Lannister is, of course, Tyrion. To be more like him, I need to read and write more. I want to read for 30 minutes at least 4 times a week. Writing is a bonus stage: I will get 5 extra XP if I write at least 5 posts on my blog. Total points for this goal: 16 XP (4 XP per week) One point for every day I read, with a maximum of 4 XP 6) YOGA: OK, I confess I don't know how to Lannisterize it, but I definitely want to try it. I've never done it before, so I'm not sure if I'm foing to like it or find it too difficult to me, so I'll only need to practice twice a week to get the max XP. Total points for this goal: 12 XP (3 XP per week) 2 days of yoga: 3 XP 1 days of yoga: 1 XP Bonus stages: 5 XP each - Writing 5 posts on my blog - Run in a ParkRun - Learn Reduced Fridrich for Rubik's Cube. - Visit a new city Cheers! Lady Gx
  10. I was recently thinking about writing a bucket list with things to achieve before I turn 30, i.e. in 3 years, then I discovered this forum that gave me the inspiration I needed. Fitness quests - Be able to run 5K - Finish the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Run a 5K race - Run a 10K race - Run a half-marathon - Start Roller Derby lessons Travel quests - Visit Japan - Visit Edinburgh - Visit Lake District - Visit somewhere where you can see the Milky Way Life quests - Get my Bachelor's Degree (completed June 2014) - Get my Master's Degree (completed September 2015) - Live abroad (completed, living in the UK October 2015-currently) - Get Certificate of Proficiency in English - Get my first tattoo - Get a driving license - Be comfortable enough with my body to wear a bikini in a crowded beach (completed September 2016) - Adopt/rescue an animal Other quests - Write 100 posts on my blog - Write a short-novel - Solve Rubik's Cube in under 1 minute - Finish a blanket More to come
  11. Week 3 finished!! 1) START RUNNING: I ran 4 times this week! It's hard to put on my running clothes and go out when it's raining and cold but the feeling after that is sooooo good. I made a habit of going out for a run, stretching using a full body stretching video I found on YouTube that works for me and do some meditation before heading to the shower. Total points this week (3/4): 10 XP (running 3 times). 2) FRESH AIR: Just as last week, I went out every day of the week. Compared to 3-4 straight days staying at home and doing NOTHING, this feels much better. Total points this week (3/4): 7 XP (going out 7 days). 3) QUITTING DRUGS: I had my cheat day -some sweet popcorn and nerds watching a movie- and one palmier at work another day -couldn't resist-. But yesterday, oh man, the cravings were so bad and I ate a lot of Cadbury chocolates and peanut butter brownies... The good thing is I didn't feel guilty after that. I have a history of eating disorders and can help but going from one extreme to the other. It just happened, I enjoyed it, and there's no shame in that nor I need to over-compensate it. Total points this week (3/4): 5 (ate sugar 3 days) 4) NOT SKIPPING MEALS: Obviously, after my chocolate feast I was so full to have a proper dinner later, so I skipped that one. However, I feel I am doing great with this because I am more hungry lately because of the exercise and being active -my problems with skipping meals are not because eating too much shit but because I started being so depressed that I wasn't even hungry. I am a bit underweight and want to put on some healthy weight in the future. Total points this week (3/4): 6 (6 full breakfast-lunch-dinner days) 5) AVOID PROCRASTINATION: Procrastination is gone! Going out and being active is killing it. Total points this week (3/4): 7 (7 days procrastination-free) 6) MEDITATION: With the running-stretching-meditating routine I seems like I am doing much better with meditation and I am starting to feel what you are supposed to feel when you do it. Total points this week (3/4): 6 XP (3 days of meditation) TOTAL XP WEEK 3: 43 XP TOTAL XP: 113 XP, LEVEL UP
  12. I hope you smashed your run. =D I haven't signed up for a race yet, because it's my first time running (well, I tried it a few years ago but wasn't motivated) and I have never been able to run for more than 8 minutes. My plan is to join one of the ParkRuns they do every Saturday in a nearby park in a few weeks and run 5k every other week there. It's not an 'official race' but it's a good training, I think, and it will help me with my anxiety too. If it goes alright my goal is to train and run for a charity in one of the 10K Great Runs in the UK.
  13. Hello! I've been vegetarian for 11 years now, while I was still in high-school. I wanted to become a vegetarian since I was a kid but my mum wouldn't let me until I turned 16, as she thought at that age I was old enough to choose. It was a piece of cake for me because I really never liked meat that much and I always hated fish, although my mum tried to trick me the first months by slipping some chopped meat into her meals and trying to convince me that it wasn't. Mums... Anyway, my reasons when I was a kid were I loved animals and I couldn't imagine why we needed to kill them to eat; for me it was as disgusting as eating a pet, and I still struggle to understand how people doesn't see there's no difference. Now I added environmental reasons and that, actually, after being so long without eating meat I don't like the taste/texture and it feels disgusting -yeah, I had a few bites of meat since then, for different reasons-. My partner is not a veggie, but when we eat at home we eat strictly vegetarian, mainly because I am the one who cooks 90% of the time but because it's easier than making 2 different meals and because she really doesn't care much. Although I respect meat eaters, I am secretly proud that she doesn't like pork, beef or lamb anymore, she only eats chicken or fish once in a while when we have take away or some jamón, lomo and such when we go to Spain. This makes me think about the animal activists and the approaches they have sometimes on non-veg people. I think having a nice, slow and supporting approach is more effective on "converting" people than being aggressive and blaming. Don't you think?
  14. Hello! I just saw this post. ´How are you doing with C25K? Did you make it? I started C25K program four weeks ago. I've never ran in my life, I tried a few years ago but I lacked the motivation and a good planning so I dropped after a couple of weeks. Right now I am more motivated than ever and I think I am doing well. My partner started running too with C25K but she found the approach not motivational enough and couldn't improve with it, so she switched to Zombies Run 5K training and she's really enjoying it. I think the success in a specific program depends on your motivation before starting, your goals, your reasons for running... Luckily there are different apps to choose.
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