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FortBacon

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  1. I'm still "back" - but time to close this out and create a new challenge. It's all about fat loss now, while I try to maintain some muscle.
  2. Has it been ... 3 years? It has been a while, but I have missed how supportive the community can be! And I'm a week late for this challenge (more like 4 years late), but I want to start! Time for a respawn. Over the past 4 years, I almost gave up completely on ever being a fit person. My excuses have been work, family, travel, etc. It has been over 20 years since my peak fitness days, gone due to a stack of bad choices and daily routines of unhealthy habits. Until recently, I felt trapped in a very unhealthy body. A paradigm shift began in April last year (2020 - that y
  3. Saturday 7/15: □ Morning meditation ✔️ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) ✔️ Steps ✔️ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies Sunday 7/16: ✔️ Morning meditation ✔️ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) ✔️ Steps ✔️ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies Monday 7/17: □ Morning meditation ✔️ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) ✔️ Steps ✔️ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days e
  4. I chose to live by the excuse of "therapeutic eating" and fell off the plan - indulged in Chick-Fil-A, bar food, hotel junk food, conference foods, and alcohol... SHAME!! AT least I don't get marched through the streets naked - though that might be a perfect deterrent. Time to get back to it - so, skipping to Friday... Friday 7/14: ✔️ Morning meditation □ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) □ Steps □ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) □ Career studies Here's to a phenomenal Satu
  5. Haha! Emphasis on the "trying"... hopefully the "doing" happens soon! Miss you brother - happy Bastille-ing!
  6. Man - that was snarky ... did not intend for that to be "mean spirited" - meditation is helpful, and I'm mostly admitting my own flaws and short-sightedness in the process of learning
  7. Ah! I've seen her talks and read a few of her articles - good stuff - I will add her to my reading list of "wealthy persons telling me to meditate and why their book/system should be bought and followed"
  8. Honestly, most days I feel frustrated during this part of the day - all the demands of life come rushing into my mind, or some completely nutty thought crashes in. Or an especially critical thought comes in that says "what's the point?! I'm wasting time!" I'm still learning, but my understanding is that the exercise is meant to help me observe my thoughts (not "be" my thoughts, but to observe them), but most days I fail. However, there have been occasional profound moments where I'm able to "hover above" my thoughts and maybe find another place in the mind that isn't ruled by emoti
  9. That's helpful. Does it "graduate" to a paid subscription? Headspace has mostly guided meditations with default length 10 min - any of them can be set to longer duration - duration is controlled at the start of each meditation - I'm pretty much barely able to do the 10 min - heh). There is also a timed, unguided one. There does NOT seem to be noise-based content (nothing that's rain or water or coffee shop sounds, etc) - everything is fairly quiet and narrated by Anthony Puddicombe - a former Buddhist monk, which means he's a meditation wizard... sorry for the snark, he
  10. Tuesday 7/11: ✔️ Morning meditation □ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) ✔️ Steps □ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies Travel days are a real problem for me... I eat "therapeutically"
  11. AGAIN with the things - two days in a row, for me, is a big WIN... infinity% more than the zero I've been doing... Monday 7/10: ✔️ Morning meditation ✔️ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) ✔️ Steps ✔️ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies
  12. Finally tried the "Strong" app. It takes minimal learning and fidgeting (had to enter a few of the moves from NF Academy Bodyweight 3), but I love this! Finally, a flexible strength/workout app that bends to MY will (vs most apps that require I bow to them). I can't remember who recommended it, but it was surely @Br0din or @Laghail or @catspaw or @Haikoo or @RedStone or @Loren Wade or many other nerds here who deserve attribution for the tons of great advice I've received (so many mentions, so little time). Time-saving, life-recording app implemented - big woot Back to
  13. I DID THINGS! Here's to a trend (0+1 - not quite a trend, but will take it) Sunday 7/9: ✔️ Morning meditation ✔️ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) ✔️ Steps ✔️ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies
  14. Friday 7/7: ✔️ Morning meditation □ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) □ Steps □ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies Saturday 7/8: ✔️ Morning meditation □ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) ✔️ Steps □ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies Rough week - progress made, but important goals missed - time for sleep and a new week
  15. I walk by this (below) almost every day, and want to share it with my nerds... also got to see the artist commissioned by Milwaukee to make it - saw him in action - basically spray-paint and tape - seems like there are about 4 more of these going up around the city on various pieces of infrastructure. Art makes the walk more betterer.
  16. Thursday 7/6: ✔️ Morning meditation □ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) □ Steps □ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies Making progress on my studies feels fantastic - but I've allowed it squeeze out exercise. Time to adjust. Why must I be finite? I do not like this attribute of humanity.
  17. Barely survived July the 5th (so hard to work after July 4th) Wednesday 7/5: ✔️ Morning meditation ✔️ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) □ Steps □ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies
  18. Tuesday 7/4: ✔️ Morning meditation □ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) □ Steps □ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies
  19. lilme - I'm the same! The gym totally intimidates me. How goes the respawn? Stick around NF and make some friends - build a support system. Do you have a plan in place or system you're working through (5x5 or whatever)?
  20. For Sunday 7/2: ✔️ Morning meditation ✔️ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) ✔️ Steps ✔️ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies For Monday 7/3: □ Morning meditation □ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) □ Steps □ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies Monday was rough - back on track today
  21. ✔️ Morning meditation ✔️ Keto-calorie restriction (adjusting fat for activity levels) ✔️ Steps ✔️ NF Academy Bodyweight level 3 (4 days each week) ✔️ Career studies Day one - done - time for sleepy
  22. Thanks, man Now I need to go copy-paste your check-mark for completed items - lol - I'm lazy
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