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Artemis becomes Mandalorian, Part 3

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Artemis   

I'm going to keep the theme of my last two challenges (#starwars).  

 

I started my first job out of college a few weeks ago and am still adapting to the schedule and figuring out how to orient my life around this change.  I definitely tried to do too much last challenge, so I've made some changes that will hopefully improve my ability to succeed this time around.  The main goal with these changes is to enable me to achieve more by doing less.  The largest focus this challenge is therefore going to be upon food since I cook regularly anyways and changing my diet doesn't take much added time.  

 

1. Prepare for Battle - Foundational Fitness

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For the duration of this challenge, I will be working my way through the Darebee Age of Pandora fitness quest.

     Challenge Goal: Complete at least four Age of Pandora workouts weekly

 

2. Eat Like a Warrior - Whole 30 ish

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I completed a Whole 30 over a year ago and had a fantastic experience.  I'm aiming to make a Whole 30/Paleo food lifestyle a more permanent fixture in my life, so I'll be following a modified Whole 30 this challenge to get me kickstarted. Mods: I can consume dark chocolate in small amounts.  I can drink alcohol if I'm out socialising with friends (might happen 1-2 times this challenge).
Challenge Goals - Successfully adhere to the new food standards.
 
3. TBA
 

4. Maintain the Starship - Life Goal

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Challenge Mini-Goals

  • Do something daily to improve my life.  This can be pretty much anything as long as it is something that is productive.  Examples: 5 minutes cleaning, listening to an educational podcast

 

Ultimate Goal - Fit in the Armor

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Challenge Goal - Lose 8 Pounds

          Bonus: Lose 10 Pounds - Award: Roll of 3d printer filament 

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Daily update:  The food changes are going well so far (yes, I know it's only been 24 hrs) and I Meal prepped 4 days of lunches and 6 days of breakfasts last night.  Also managed to do a whole week's worth of laundry so I have a no-stress professional wardrobe for the week.  

I'm hoping to make a trip out to Sprouts tomorrow since I have learned that they have whole 30 approved bacon and I think I need to add 1 2 3 tons of bacon to my emergency food stash in the freezer.  

Maintain the Starship - We're allowed to use headphones at work and I opted to listen to a few Bulletproof and MFCEO podcast episodes instead of music today.

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I noticed the onset of a mild headache today and I'm hoping it passes quickly, or at least doesn't get much worse.  My food choices were perfect, and I believe things are going well so far.  Listened to a few more podcasts at work and squeezed in a 30 minute walk in the evening.

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Jonesy   

Love the challenge! How do you like the Age of Pandora workouts?

 

I just got done with my yearly Whole30 and now plan on also doing whole30 ish as well. :) 

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Artemis   
12 hours ago, Jonesy said:

Love the challenge! How do you like the Age of Pandora workouts?

 

I just got done with my yearly Whole30 and now plan on also doing whole30 ish as well. :) 

I really enjoy the workouts, though I haven't been great about doing them consistently.  I'm cutting back a little on workouts this challenge to focus more on food and lay a better groundwork for overall health.  If everything goes well, I'll raise the frequency for the next challenge.

Yearly Whole 30?  Nice.   I think whole 30ish is the way to go in the long term.  I have a pretty good idea of what I can and can't have based on my reactions after reintroducing food last time.  I considered doing a perfect whole 30 this month, but I expect I'll get pretty good results even doing a 99% version and hopefully it will result in more permanent changes.  Mostly calling it a Whole 30ish so people understand the dietary guidelines I'm following; I know that breaking any of the rules is against the official Whole 30 guidelines.  

 

Update:  Today was a pretty slow day; I stuck to my dietary guidelines and did a bit of room cleaning.

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Jonesy   

I find consistently to be a struggle for me as well.  It's important to figure out what needs to be focused on so if you want to get your eating in control, focusing on that is a great idea!

 

I do a perfect whole30 every August/September, it helps me reset my brain and get me back on track. I find the more time I'm away from it the more I slip back into some old habits. Plus it helps me not go balls to the walls during the upcoming holidays. Lol

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