Near the end of last challenge, I started a course called "The Science of Well-Being." The homework is referred to as "Re-Wirements" - tasks for each week to improve personal happiness and life satisfaction. I did pretty good in week 1, and then fell right down off of that wagon.
Also, my eating habits of late have been all like
More times than I would like to admit, lately, I've been not feeling exactly well, and I have tried - and failed - to remember the last time I ate a vegetable. I've been not eating enough, but what I have been eating has been mostly crap.
Last challenge also made it very clear to me that I don't move enough on my non-gym days. That business of trying to do something - even a very easy something - every day was actually much harder than I expected it to be. So I'm not sure what exactly I will do with that, but sometime during this challenge cycle I want to figure it out.
So the plan for this challenge cycle is to go week by week, slowly and steadily building some new habits and re-building some old ones.
Zero week - Gratitude and Savoring
Week 1 - Random Acts of Kindness and Social Connection
Week 2 - Exercise and Sleep
Week 3 - Random Acts of Kindness and Social Connection
Week 4 - Meditation and Gratitude Letter/Visit
Zero Week - track food in MFP
Week 1 - meal prep breakfast and lunch for entire week (protein pancakes/ ham and swiss on Dave's Killer Bread)
Week 2 - meal prep at least two interesting vegetable dishes to eat throughout week (Loaded Cauliflower Bake + ???)
Week 3 - log at least 10 gms protein at every meal (5 meals/day ... overall target is 100 gms/day but this is to make sure that even snacks contain some)
Week 4 - log at least 2 servings of vegetables/day
Move The Bod
Zero Week - no action taken (I went to the gym as scheduled, M/W/F, that is all)
00 Week - no action taken (Went to gym on Mon and Fri, skipped Wed, nothing additional)
Week 1 - get Apple Watch to log at least 100 calories in the "movement" circle on each of 4 non-gym days by any means necessary: Dance, HITT, walk, prowler push, whatever ... do SOMETHING
Week 2 - Increase to 200 calories
Week 3 - log a minimum of 10 minutes in the "Exercise" ring on 4 non-gym days
Week 4 - increase to 20 minutes
I have the ruddy Apple Watch, might as well use it as designed. I don't for a second believe that it's "calories burned" utility is at all accurate, but it's a convenient way for me to at least track that I am doing something beyond a) sitting on the sofa reading a book b ) sitting on the sofa reading the internet or c) sitting on the sofa writing a book
which segues nicely to:
Write the Book
Zero Week - No action taken
00 Week - Re-engage with 4theWords and Camp NaNoWrimo, write min 444 words/ day
Week 1 - Complete exercises in Chapter Two: General Sketches from the Outlining Your Novel Workbook
Week 2 - Complete Chapter Three: Character Sketches/Backstory
Week 3 - Complete Chapter Four: Character Sketches/Interviews and log a "Win" for July Camp (goal was 25,000 words of outline/pre-writing exercise for November NaNo)
Week 4 - Complete Chapter Five: Setting
Re-wirements - Gratitude and Savoring
Pick one experience to truly savor each day; write down things I am grateful for each day (I have tried and failed to start a dedicated gratitude journal before, to keep this simple I am just going to add notes to my BuJo every day.