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  1. I hope de-stressing yourself will help you meet your goals! I've found a winding down routine really helped me shake off the day and settle into good sleep, so I'm excited to see if it will help you as well.
  2. Hi all! I'm Fedaykin, a 25 yo bookworm and tea enthusiast from the beautiful PNW! Last challenge was all about building healthy habits. This challenge is about doing the things that make me feel good and refraining from sabotaging my positive attitude! Limit snacking/desserts Snacking and desserts are where I lose self control and that brings my mood down. I'm limiting myself to having a snack or having dessert, not both in the same day. Drink 100 oz of zero calorie liquids a day Last challenge I was drinking more water and it felt great! This challenge, I'll increase the amount. Follow exercise plan opening shifts (Mondays and working weekends): body weight workouts, Tuesdays/Fridays: rest, closing shifts (Wednesdays): cardio, days off (Thursdays and off weekends) : bike or run on local paved trail Complain less I've noticed recently that I've been complaining too much. I am going to change that negative self talk and improve my outlook! Question: Anyone know of a great way to drink lots of water at work without toting around a giant water bottle? I work retail (front lanes manager) and can only really step off the floor and into my office every 2-3 hours.
  3. Something I know about myself is that I am an excuse maker. If I can make an excuse, I do. So, in the spirit of starting fresh, I will make no excuses for not following the challenge and begin again! The last few days have been good. I've got a streak going for flossing, my water intake has been high, but I am not exercising as much as I want to. I figure I need a set in stone routing to follow through, which is something I will be creating for next challenge.
  4. Check in for the week: Not doing so good, in my opinion. I have learned some things about myself though! I'm great at tracking. I've found myself making healthier decisions already simply because I'm cognitively making the connection between eating like crap and feeling like crap. I suck at getting enough water. 2 days this week I drank 60+oz and felt great, but then I didn't drink enough and felt worse. Re-evaluating, I realize I need to drink more earlier in the day, so with breakfast I will drink 20 oz of water. Like @TGP said, if there is no concrete plan, most people don't follow through. I'm not following through with any of my exercising. I've always found that if I try to plan too much, I talk myself out of it, but it also looks like if I don't plan anything, I will also talk myself out of it. To counteract this, I am going to ABSOLUTELY exercise on Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun. If I want to run or bike, great, but even just getting out and walking is worth it. Zero flossing was done this week, mostly because self care went out the window. This next week, self care is a priority and that includes all my goals. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. Update 1: Well, first two days didn't go well. My boyfriend of a year broke up with me so for the last few days (first days of the challenge) all I've done is track food. 1 out of 4 goals is something, right? Tonight was a full bottle of wine, aromatic bath, and indulge in Supernatural night. I work tomorrow evening so I will get up and exercise in the late morning, drink lots of water, and make sure to follow my routines. Sucks feeling sad and hurt but I think this is strike four to get me back on track to building healthy habits. Anyone have any ideas on how to motivate yourself?
  6. @RESDid you or someone you know have mono? I asked around at work and the 30ish people I talked to have never had mono or know someone with mono. Heck if I know who I got it from. Some sick kid at Christmas time probably.
  7. Hi! I'm Fedaykin, 25 yo female who loves to read, drink tea, dream and I'm currently interested in zero waste and minimalism. I've followed Nerd Fitness since I read the article on parkour but never stopped collecting underpants and started actually doing anything about changing my life. My reason for finally jumping in is a trio of events: I got promoted (yay, guest service team leader!), I caught and recovered from mono, and I realized that my life consists of working, sleeping, and sitting on my butt reading. My quest for this challenge is to build healthy habits. I will... Track what I eat every day. I want to see what I'm doing with my diet before I change it. Drink at least 60 oz of water a day (not including my daily tea). I constantly feel dehydrated and I know this is contributing to my lack of motivation to do anything. Exercise 5 days a week. Walk, run, bike, bodyweight exercises, anything beyond what I already do. I live close to a paved walking/biking trail, so as it becomes spring in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I want to utilize this resource. Floss every night. I currently don't floss and it's a source of personal disappointment for me. Wish me luck! I plan to update at least twice a week.
  8. Hi! I'm Fedaykin, 25 year old, 155 lbs, 5'2" female looking to get fit and stay fit. I work retail and was promoted this week to Guest Service Team Leader (aka manager of cashiers). I figured this was the perfect time to kick off a new, healthier, happier lifestyle! My hobbies: I live in the Pacific Northwest, so I love the outdoorsy activities - swimming, biking, hiking, etc. I also love reading, mostly scifi and fantasy novels. Of course, my favorite book is Dune by Frank Herbert. My history of fitness: I was always an active child; I loved playing outside just as much as staying in and reading books. Throughout my K-12 school years, I played sports (competitive swim team and track & field) and stayed strong. I did little/no exercise during my years at university and after I graduated. I live 5 minutes from a paved footpath that is used by walkers/runners/bikers/equestrians and the last few years I've been leisurely biking there every week during the summer. My history of weight loss: I was always an overweight child despite the activities I did. Eventually, things got out of control and I was 175 lbs in July 2016. Looking at pictures of myself at my cousin's wedding and realizing how poorly I fit into my clothing sparked something in me. That, in addition to a stressful new relationship, caused me to lose 20 lbs by December 2016 pretty much by stressing and not eating. I felt much better physically and mentally but I know I didn't go about the weight loss in the right way. I've maintained since then. My goals: Short term, I want to ease into exercise and healthy eating after two weeks of bed rest with mono. Long term, I want to build strength and cardiovascular endurance, try new things, meet new people, and stop spending so much time at home! I'm a manager now, I might as well act like one both on and off the job. I don't have a fitness or diet plan yet, but that's what I'm working on in preparation for the next 4 week challenge.
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