Just a place - content to follow
Time to add some content here. Made a pretty table in my journal for tracking all the things.
I think I actually overdid it by going for 3 weeks in one table... it will probably not be clean and pretty at the end of week 2... but it is what it is. Not sure how much more mileage I'll get out of this journal, it's pretty close to full.
This next challenge will be about taking better care. Of myself, mostly. As so very often before.
I have a multitude of bad food choices headed my way, or at least there's bumpy terrain ahead:
* My sister-in-law's bday on Oct 28th
* My own bday on Nov 2nd
* I will maybe start working properly, teaching fitness schtuff in an elderly care facility close-by. Negotiating information labyrinth at the moment, getting all co-operation-partners onto the same page, things are scary-eciting-scary at times.
* and additionally the bdays for both kids (Dec 3rd, and Dec 14th), my mum (Dec 20th), and at least two (Dec 13th and Dec 19th), and maybe a third work(=fitness group)-christmas parties/dinners looming for the Dec challenge. One of them is laser tag with greek restaurant afterwards, one is Kegeln, which is kinda like bowling, but the balls are smaller and have no holes, and you roll for 9 pins not 10 (or the other way around, what do I know?), so that's fun...
The focus for this challenge, in order of priority are as follows:
Bedtime --> 8h sleep starting Oct 28th
Habitat --> do something every day
Work --> read fitness programm manuals, plan classes, get familiar with the materials
Drink water - ffs
Track caloric budget of 1350, plus eat what you sweat for.
Practice Superpower every day
Track class attendance, try to get to Tuesday morning class too
Vent introspection urges into journaling
Vent artistic urges into pretty doodles, or crafts or something, pics here.
And decelerate, sit down, drink tea, knit or journal or snooze, do nothing, let the mind rest for a bit, this last one... I am aiming for daily, but I'm okay with every other day or so... just getting back into it at all is a good thing at this point.
This is my list. I am not tracking my forum activity/participation, mostly because I forgot to add the line in the table for it. If I start being all floozy and flaking, I'll add a line and start tracking it again.
The metal slag I was talking about in the headline of this thread is mostly about me playing Mechwarrior:Online.
I had stopped playing MW:O 2 years ago just before I started putting my then-excess energy into fitness and getting healthier. It's good I stopped, because back then I played often 8-10h a day, ran 2h training nights 2-3 times a week, dissected the maps and play modes, organised gathering and sharing of in game info far beyond what anyone would call sane.
I basically treated the game and the unit I ran with like other people treat a job, because I had no job, I had the time, and I loved my men, the normal human guys, family men almost all, and I felt this deep need to take care of the people and make sure the guys had fun. Winning matches is fun, losing if you communicated well and have it a good shot is fun too, so I gave the unit a LOT of my time and energy.
The game was good, but not awesome then. The maps have been improved upon, there's way more game modes and variety and it looks fun. Since Saturday (6 days now) I've played 28h. I am going to get shit done BEFORE I log onto a game. Do laundry, then play a round. Read a chapter/work on a class programme THEN drop a round. Read stuff anytime I am meching, so the time I game is always(!) also low-key work time.
That's the metal slag. Because boy I am hooked again.