CarolAnnS Posted August 10, 2017 Report Share Posted August 10, 2017 Hello! I'm new here, so, hi! I've read through a lot of other posts about challenges, and you all have such entertaining and thoughtful posts! I'm afraid mine will be very droll. But here I go.... I'm a tech nerd, so starting with a Google doc template for figuring out my challenges was my dream. I worked through all of that, and put a lot of thought into it. I'm used to goals like, "lose weight. Boom, go!" without any particular plans, and without considering the rest of my life. I mean, I am more than what I weigh, right? I'm slowly figuring that out. My top four Quests, and the thoughts behind them: Quest: Be Proud of my Body At first I had a collection of goals, like, lose weight, be strong, etc. As I looked at my mind map, I saw that they all roll up into one master Be Proud of my Body Quest. I don't really care about meeting a number on the scale, but I do care about being healthy and strong, and presenting myself as confident, energetic, and as someone who cares about herself. First Challenge: Lift 3x a week. I love lifting, and I'm just starting a new protocol focused on building strength. The weights are heaving than I've used before, and it's scary, but it feels good to challenge my body and my mental fortitude. Quest: Get Out of Debt I've carried debt for a long time. I don't know what I spent some of that money on. This debt holds me back from doing things I want to do, like travel. As part of this Quest, I have steps to pay off this debt. First Challenge: Stop Using my Credit Cards. 'Nuff said. I took them all out of my wallet except for one that truly is for emergencies. Control my Drinking I wrestle between thinking I should stop drinking altogether, or moderate my alcohol. I know when I've tried to not drink at all, I've ended up binging. However, I am able to set a limit and stick to it sometimes. Based on that, my first goal is to moderate. First Challenge: Limit myself to seven drinks a week. I know any alcohol can sabotage my fitness goals, but for now at least, I am going to moderate. Be More Respected as a Musician I play in a couple of bands, I've been in bands for the past 11 years or so. I can write good lyrics, and my music tends to be funny/entertaining, all of which I'm happy about. Truth is though, I'm not a very good musician. I'd like to be seen as more than funny. I'd like to be seen as a decent musician. Next truth is, I'm totally inconsistent with practicing. I slack off until I have a show, then I cram practicing in at the last minute. First Challenge: Practice 15 minutes a day. I'm starting by adding consistency to my playing. 15 minutes doesn't sound like a lot, but most days, I don't play at all. This will at least get me playing every day. I'll attach my mind map here for this challenge, in case anyone's interested! Thanks for reading all of this! 11 Quote Challenge Two: https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/102582-challenge-two-lessons-learned-applied/ Challenge One: https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/100859-first-steps-toward-my-quests/ Link to comment
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