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nianjufe

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  1. I'm starting to think my body AND brain are in rebellion *sigh.* I started walking Wed with the little beastie to get him used to his Halti, we have been going for 3 mi everyday and he's been pretty good! I stretch out my IT bands and calves when I get home. Thursday I added a jump roping workout and Saturday I added in a resistance band workout on top of that. Then yesterday my body shut down, I had a migraine and a strep like sore throat. I went to sleep around 630p and slept through to 7ish am. The migraine is gone, but I'm left with a sinus headache and sore throat. Yuck. I swear I'm allergic to activity. I'm currently writing this while waiting for my virtual urgent care visit. Since everyone is health heightened these days (including me) I'd rather not deal with unfounded anxiety about what type of rebellion my body is in. I also want my dear mother to stop telling me to go get a Covid test. I fully understand where she's coming from, but just because DH is an EMT doesn't mean that I qualify for one, or that one would even be available to me! She adds to the anxiety. Hence, the virtual visit and following all of their recommendations. Here's hoping it's just strep since I get that all the time, or a bad cold, or sinus infection, or wicked allergies.....all very possible this time of year. In the meantime, Yoga with Adriene has a wonderful video for Yoga for Hangovers that works just as well when you're sick. I'm trying to convince myself that and a nap will do me good...not just the nap!
  2. Thanks, I need it! I missed the morning window of cool weather so I'm shooting for this evening. I have to jump outside otherwise the beasts get excited and then whacked. It's definitely weird right now! I'm trying to convince my brain that okay is perfectly fine. Thanks for the support!
  3. Indeed! That's what I love most about it, gender doesn't matter only the bonds of mutual appreciation and effort.
  4. Hello! I'm Nianjufe, and I've been hanging around the forums since last November...ish. I've had to give up on last challenge and this current one because my quaranbrain took over my regular brain and I am slow to adjust. I will however, be trying to post to my Saga semi regularly. It's nice to see so many familiar faces, and some new ones too! It's hard to gauge the nerdiness of things, but I'm a huge fan of 1970's era pictionary! Much to the dismay of several of my friends....and yes, we've played it over zoom and it was awful Here's my gif (feel free to show it to any nearby aspiring rebels.....or project it on your house)
  5. Thank you all, it feels good to be back! Sort of at least I have done nothing the past few days as far as exercising, though through this whole WFH isolation thing I've been eating ok. Just ok mind you, because I find myself still not eating and living off of coffee instead, which is making me too tired to do anything. So in an effort to at least document everything and thereby *hopefully* influence change. Here I am. I'm not sure what to document or how, so bear with me while this evolves...and feel free to chime in with any helpful advice! I'm all ears. I think my main focus during this will just be calm analysis to avoid anxiety. So if anxiety pops it's head for anything I document, I'll stop that documentation until I figure out if I really need it or a better way to do it. In the meantime, I definitely have eaten once today and briefly thought about working out, then went back to reading my book. Today was a little difficult because it was 8th grade drive through graduation and my office clean out day. I spent it wavering between panic at the closeness of people, sadness at how the end of the year turned out for our transitioning students, and thrilled to see everyone.....I am exhausted. Oh yeah, and part of it was spent terrified because my office had turned into mothpocolypse. Gross! I'm glad we could only enter the building one at a time, I didn't want any one else to witness the moth avoidance dance and screamo show that sent my glasses flying on multiple occasions. Maybe tomorrow will be different....Maybe I will try jumping rope for at least 10 minutes.
  6. C'est la vie....... Did I do the intended of my last post? No. Have I been contacted by the auto server for the Rising Heroes Rebellion twice now.....bordering on thrice? Yes. Will I forget where my accountability and heart lies? No. Eventually I will be positing....regularly as the goal..., in the meantime... challenges hold a far greater ambition than I am ready for. I just recently (see 5 sec of courage ago under the heavy influence of a killer and locally distilled G&T) made an agreement with myself to at least check in with my battle logs. If not everyday, then ... ... ... ... Might I say the concept of everyday is fluid.... no matter what I've done. Fluid meaning the utter impossibility of maintaining what day it is by my waking up and working alone. While I was working from home, I found myself spending the first few truly waking hours of my day with good intentions... or should I say truly waking weeks... As a WFH interpreter, it has become more difficult. I find myself functioning (lightly as the term goes) on my summer schedule. I post videos and translations and captions at midnight or later. I join virtual meetings unfortunately for my interpreteing team "wildly unprepared for the day" (nathan pyle comics). I also find myself chasing down, interpreting, and captioning the most seemingly important content posted... to find... in reality... that the intended audience could give a witch's tit if it was posted on time or not. For those of you that see this, thank you for taking the time. And for myself [slash family slash friends slash community of like minded individuals] (who it's most important to post for) don't give up! Even though we might be starting the educational semester like this again (i.e. online and out to sea) there are others in the same boat that have been there for longer! *Eyeing those WFHers that are chuckling in their advice cauldrons* I call on you, sages, for your schedule and anti anxiety/anti depression advice and long-term-result conversations! If only by DM. Most expediently I am calling on this community to help. Just that...help. Help, if only to acknowledge that having the Rising Heroes platform changed to NF Prime has been a backhand to my fitness face. In less dramatic terms...I don't know how to access the ultimate goal in the same way as I had done with NF Rising Heroes. I feel less like a hero and more like a wayward vagabond used in the dying throes of a failed rebellion. In which case, hope bends eternal to whichever shape I find next; and, in the context of this platform...I have abettors who will stand with me to face any and all onslaughts and affronts to the intent of a fuller more vigorously rigorous life. Again, hope springs eternal. Thank you in advance friends, for your insight...wisdom...heartfelt encouragment....and encompassing support. The highest of five's in your direction... ... ...
  7. C'est la vie....... Did I do the intended of my last post? No. Have I been contacted by the auto server for the Rising Heroes Rebellion twice now.....bordering on thrice? Yes. Will I forget where my accountability and heart lies? No. Eventually I will be positing....regularly as the goal..., in the meantime... challenges hold a far greater ambition than I am ready for. I just recently (see 5 sec of courage ago under the heavy influence of a killer and locally distilled G&T) made an agreement with myself to at least check in with my battle logs. If not everyday, then ... ... ... ... Might I say the concept of everyday is fluid.... no matter what I've done. Fluid meaning the utter impossibility of maintaining what day it is by my waking up and working alone. While I was working from home, I found myself spending the first few truly waking hours of my day with good intentions... or should I say truly waking weeks... As a WFH interpreter, it has become more difficult. I find myself functioning (lightly as the term goes) on my summer schedule. I post videos and translations and captions at midnight or later. I join virtual meetings unfortunately for my interpreteing team "wildly unprepared for the day" (nathan pyle comics). I also find myself chasing down, interpreting, and captioning the most seemingly important content posted... to find... in reality... that the intended audience could give a witch's tit if it was posted on time or not. For those of you that see this, thank you for taking the time. And for myself [slash family slash friends slash community of like minded individuals] (who it's most important to post for) don't give up! Even though we might be starting the educational semester like this again (i.e. online and out to sea) there are others in the same boat that have been there for longer! *Eyeing those WFHers that are chuckling in their advice cauldrons* I call on you, sages, for your schedule and anti anxiety/anti depression advice and long-term-result conversations! If only by DM. Most expediently I am calling on this community to help. Just that...help. Help, if only to acknowledge that having the Rising Heroes platform changed to NF Prime has been a backhand to my fitness face. In less dramatic terms...I don't know how to access the ultimate goal in the same way as I had done with NF Rising Heroes. I feel less like a hero and more like a wayward vagabond used in the dying throes of a failed rebellion. In which case, hope bends eternal to whichever shape I find next; and, in the context of this platform...I have abettors who will stand with me to face any and all onslaughts and affronts to the intent of a fuller more vigorously rigorous life. Again, hope springs eternal. Thank you in advance friends, for your insight...wisdom...heartfelt encouragment....and encompassing support. The highest of five's in your direction... ... ...
  8. Don't worry friends, I am still around. I have been swamped trying to chase down teachers and admin virtually to get class material and information for my interpreters. I miss the days of just popping my head in to ask a question! But I have almost settled into a routine, marking my work day and "home" day with a restorative yoga session promptly at 3p. I have a handy timer built in with DD to remind me to eat lunch, and the new NF Prime water challenge has been helping me keep up with not drinking coffee all day! Guilt does wonderful things sometimes If my zen is sounding too good to be true, it definitely is. With my anxiety out of control right now, I'm finding it helpful to be the duck. At least then I can dissociate from it a little bit and recognize that it's not all consuming. I hope you are all doing well! I'll hopefully be stopping by your pages this weekend to catch up drop a note
  9. Well, I can do 5 full pushups before falling to my knees.....So, yeah. I'll take that! I've been huddled under anxiety and working WAY too much. Thank you all for checking in. I have a new challenge up and hopefully more balance to check in here!
  10. Hello fellow Rebels! After two weeks of a constant barrage from both federal and state government, the last 3 days have been eerily quiet. I say this because I haven't gotten 378 texts/emails from my co-workers/leadership, there haven't been any new Governor's orders, and I've stopped reading the news. I had to severely limit my online presence because at one point last week when DH told me his license renewal was 5 days late and he might not be working, I almost passed out and had to lay face down on the floor for about two hours til my vision returned to normal. After that, I decided I needed to get a handle on what working from home, homeschooling, staying inside, AND keeping my soul intact was going to look like for me. I think I've come up with an ok template, though it will most likely be tested heavily these last two months of virtual school. As such, my challenge this time around will look vastly different! I have no real goals other than keep my mind and soul healthy. That looks like positive interactions with my family, moving once a day in some form, and maintaining reasonable work hours. If those things are happening, most likely I'm doing the intrapersonal work I need to during this quarantine. So, no bullet points, no intensity, just positive interaction with you all and keeping my soul comfy and cozy til the national and local atmosphere changes.
  11. In these times, cookies are a must! I'll be praying for your schools and those kids. I hope you all get a clear plan disseminated to you before they announce any closures. Yay for positivity and gravel racing!
  12. Thank you all! Update 3/13 Guess who's state closed ALL schools for 3 weeks. Yep, mine. Seems like the governor has it as well in hand as she possibly can, but the announcement came as a complete surprise for the district. Needless to say, I'll have some time on my hands, so I'm guessing the end of this challenge will see me hitting my goals . I'm hoping they will be able to mitigate the impact on our families since we're in a low income area. That is all for now, I'm currently making sure all my work is caught up, listening to the press conference, and cleaning the office. Stay well everyone!
  13. Vacation Update We got the ranch! Downside, I just read CO declared a state of emergency due to Covid-19. I'm hoping the rural nature and the fact we're going to stay there the whole time will be ok. Besides, there's plenty to do and we need a vacation!! Also, I'm sorry to those not vacationing soon. This is NOT meant to rub it in, only provide some relief and shared celebration. I hope everyone can vacation/de-stress soon!
  14. Update 3/11 Yesterday was a crazy work day, honestly this whole week is but I just have a little time right now to surf *knock on wood*, because of student led conferences Thurs/Fri. All the students are wild and the teachers are hanging on to sanity by their teeth. I feel like most of my day is talking down students, teachers, interpreters, or otherwise and convincing them not to take all of their sick leave/stay in school right now. Spring break is 3 weeks later than normal this year.....the ensuing chaos from that is predictable but unimaginably difficult. Luckily this sort of this only happens once in a while, or when the District forgets what happened the last time they scheduled like this. Despite the craziness I got in a late night walk last night with DH as an escort and little beastie getting the wiggles out. We decided to leave big beastie at home because walking them together is still a little unmanageable and with her meds she gets tired really easily and can't go as far a little beastie needs. The walk was nice, it was just before it rained all night so you could smell the petrichor. Before that was all DD. Practice, then home really quick for dinner, then dropping her off for her concert. I almost had a NF meetup, but it didn't work out this time but it was a great 20 SOC for me and really nice to have made that connection even if it wasn't in person! Instead I went to DD's concert which was their prep for MPAs (Music Performance Assessment) and they sounded like they've been working really hard. Strangely enough, the concert choir sounded like they picked songs that were too difficult for the time frame they had, or they have been focusing more on one song than the other two (not DDs choir). I always consider offering to volunteer to work with the choirs, and then remember that I have zero time to do so. I have fond memories of my dad working with the tenors in my choir and I think that's where the inkling comes from. After all that it was straight to bed for all, I'm still not sleeping well and all the busyness is making the gunk/something sickness feel like it's taking more of a hold. I'm valiantly ignoring it and planning on taking it easy during conference days. Me vs. The Sickness My Goal: Get Outside and Get those GAINZ Goal 1: NFA, RH, or other workouts 3x/week + added 25 knee pushups or one arm rows (0/3) Mon, Tues Goal 2: Yard Tidy/Putter everyday for 5-10 mins + 1 project or part of a larger project on the weekends (0/7) Mon Goal 3: Walk the little beastie 30 mins 3x/week (1/3) Mon, Tues Goal 4: 30min/day train each beastie 15 min ea in same space (0/7) Mon, Tues
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