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The Gothlete

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  1. Besides my CNS (mentioned above), I have clinical doctorates in Naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine, and DBT training. I specialize in treating pain and mental health from a whole-body perspective, helping people identify and dismantle destructive cycles. I work a lot with “high-functioning” folks who don’t “seem depressed etc” but are struggling. I also love working with Veterans for acupuncture. I’m here because I walk the walk!
  2. Log: Thursday August 16th, 2018 I: Woke at 6:25.  II: Crossfit! Cardio day. I survived. III: Continued book in the evening.
  3. Oh man I read that years ago. Very dense writing style. Here's a two-part interview with one of my favorite instructors on the subject: https://classicalchinesemedicine.org/natural-medicine-works-for-animals-too/
  4. Log: Wednesday August 15th, 2018 I: Woke at 6:25.  II: Workout with trainer! Squats and circuit. III: Continued book in the evening
  5. Hello hello! I should clarify: The doctorates are ND (Naturopathic doctorate) and DSOM (doctorate of science in oriental medicine - outdated term, I know.) They’re practical clinical doctorates as opposed to research-based PhDs. But who knows. Maybe I’ll also go for that PsyD I want. Also it’s nice to hear that you’re familiar with the medicine! The theory actually lines of a lot better than most people saying, it’s just different words for the same sorts of things. I have a few colleagues that specifically research this. It’s really fascinating. Also it’s nice to hear that you’re familiar with the medicine! The theory actually lines of a lot better than most people saying, it’s just different words for the same sorts of things. I have a few colleagues that specifically research this. It’s really fascinating. I found there’s definitely a sweet spot when it comes to work and study. Too much and you get overwhelmed. Too little and you get bored as you’re describing. There’s that perfect place where you have just enough to kick you in the butt without draining you of all life. I’m happy to chat about study strategies and skills and being a hoarder of knowledge if you’re ever in the mood!
  6. Log: Tuesday August 14th, 2018 I: Woke at 6:25. II: Crossfit! III: Continued book in the evening Also! Now at NF Level 22.
  7. Thanks! Getting up and going in the morning is my biggest struggle, but also the domino that leads to habitual success. I have no choice but to prioritize it.
  8. Wooo keto! I'm a fan. I lost my first 20 lbs doing keto, my body loves it. Taking a break during the summer to feed my fruit cravings, but I'll cycle back in the fall.
  9. The first day went pretty well! I did in fact wake at 5:25, do gym 6A, and start my book. Although I now am wondering if 6:25 would be more suited to my actual work schedule. I'm going to experiment a bit and see what's better, then adhere.
  10. Excellent! This sounds manageable and also effective. Edit: It's also hella badass that you're a climate change scientist! We need folks like you. So, so much.
  11. Log: Monday August 13th, 2018 I. Woke at 5:25. Immediately questioned this decision. Not sure if 6:25 would be better given my actual work schedule. Might experiment and alter challenge if necessary. II. Gym workout 6A. Later in the day due to flash-flooding in Philly all morning. III. Successfully started reading The Body Keeps Score before bed. (Note: Because my challenge involves evening rituals, I will log everything the following day.) Not a flawless start, but pretty damn good imho!
  12. Log: Sunday August 12th, 2018 Starting my first 4-Week Challenge! I’m going to post here as well as in the beginner group to keep me honest. I’m focusing on Pivot Points, areas that I know will help everything else stack up more easily. GOALS  I. I will wake up at 6:25 everyday, no snooze button. (Changed from 5:25, because that did nothing to benefit my goals or work schedule). II. Upon waking, I will immediately go to the gym/Crossfit by 6am (morning mile on weekends in order to maintain when the gym isn’t open early). I am not going to cancel previously reserved Crossfit classes.  III. Personal Development: Every evening, I will spend 20-30 minutes reading a book in my field. I have so many sitting in my Kindle, gotta actually read them. I’m looking forward to The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk.  Boss Battle: Maintaining all of this when I visit my friend in NYC. 
  13. Oh hey, we have one of the same goals. Morning workouts FTW!
  14. I’m gonna go for it! It’s the earlier I’ll ever start my day, hah.
  15. Hello everyone! I’ve been waiting for this to come around, and am excited to get started. Nerd-wise, I cut my teeth on classical mythology, Xena, and Star Trek. I gravitate more toward film/TV nerdery, and have a soft spot for David Mack’s Kabuki comic series. I also started LARPing a year ago. (I’ll be at Armistice Arcane II in January, in case anyone else is as well!) Fitness-wise, I’ve been around the block. Fencing, weight lifting, Muay Thai, MMA, pole dancing, aerial, Crossfit, etc. I love them all, but alas consistency is my lifelong Boss Battle. I know that positive peer pressure works well for me, so here I am! I’m going to focus my goals on pivot points - I know that if I get these in line, my other good habits stack into place. I will not be focusing on nutrition in this challenge, as that is the easiest for me to manage. I have doctorates in Naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine (doing 2 doctorates at once was not great for consistency, hah) and am a Certified Nutrition Specialist, so I have that down. Now I’ve just gotta wake up in the morning. GOALS I. I will wake up at 6:25 everyday, no snooze button. (Changed from 5:25, because that did nothing to benefit my goals or work schedule. Seriously what was I thinking.) II. Upon waking, I will immediately go to the gym/Crossfit by 6am (morning mile on weekends in order to maintain when the gym isn’t open early). I am not going to cancel previously reserved Crossfit classes. III. Personal Development: Every evening, I will spend 20-30 minutes reading a book in my field. I have so many sitting in my Kindle, gotta actually read them. I’m looking forward to The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk. Boss Battle: Maintaining all of this when I visit my friend in NYC in two weeks. Onward! -Raye
  16. Log: Monday August 6th-Wednesday August 8th, 2018  Walking, pilates, home workout.
  17. Log: Sunday August 5th, 2018  Home workout: 20 KB Swings 20 Goblet Squats 20 Pushups 5x rounds (V sad the gym was closed this morning, but I made it work. Also got my morning mile in.)
  18. Log: Wednesday August 1st - Saturday August 4th, 2018: Recovery from Squat PR. Pilates, mobility, walking. Holy DOMS, Batman!
  19. Log: Monday July 30th, 2018  Home workout: 20 KB Swings 20 Goblet Squats 20 Pushups 5x rounds  Level 18
  20. Log: Sunday July 29th, 2018 Trying an Aerial Silks class during my rest day. New NF Academy level: 17
  21. Log: Friday July 27th, 2018 Crossfit! 5x2 Snatches, building. Capped at 90lb snatch. (Shoulders could go higher, but I have wrist issues and need to be cautious.) A total of: 40 chest-to-floor burpees 90 full extension sit-ups 20 snatches (at 80lbs) All in 80 degree weather with 77% humidity, ugh.
  22. Log: Thursday July 26th, 2018 Rest day! Walked two miles and did mobility work.
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