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After a few dud challenges, I've noticed one big issue that is causing me the most trouble. Lack of consistency. I tend to float through my goals with no real focus and plan and then things start to fall apart near the end. So the main goal this challenge is to build a routine and stick to it for the entire challenge.

The Star Wars theme is pretty obvious! I have tickets to go see The Last Jedi at 3am on December 14th. I've never been to the flicks at 3 in the morning before, so that's going to be interesting. Especially as I couldn't get the next day off work! But it'll be worth it.

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Weekly Plan to defeat The First Order

Monday: Short Recovery Run

Tuesday: Strength Training - Eventually this will change to British Military Fitness Class - I'll explain this below

Wednesday: Run

Thursday: Bouldering

Friday: Run

Saturday: Either Rest day or short strength session

Sunday: Long Run / Trail Run

 

Additional: Push ups, dips and pull up training at least 3 times a week (days TBD)

 

My secondary goal is to work at building my strength back up. Breaking my finger in September meant that my strength training dropped off completely. I really want to join British Military Fitness - this is an outdoor bootcamp fitness class that is run by ex service men and women - as this is a really good way to build strength for OCRs and there is a class in the park 10 minutes from my work.

My only worry, and this is going to sound really stupid, is that I don't want to join and be completely useless because I can't even do 2 push ups right now! I know there will be other people there that will be in the same boat, but I want to be able to do at least 5 push ups before I sign up for the free into class. So this is where the additional body-weight 3 times a week comes in.

 

Nutrition Goal: Balance

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Last challenge I restricted my beer and treat intake and ended up losing a few pounds which helped me fit into my dress for my brothers wedding. I want to continue this, but not as aggressively as last time as I'm not looking to lose weight, just be a little healthier. 

 

I won't be putting a restriction on my intake, but I will be open and honest about all the treats and alcohol I consume. Last challenge, I found that the thought of having to log when I was indulging helped me resist the urge to splurge.

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21 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Will follow.

 

Thank you! 

 

19 hours ago, Salinger said:

Excited to read your goals :) and will be here to cheer you on x

 

I'll be excited to get some goals up! Eventually! Every time I start trying, something comes up.

 

8 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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I'm waiting for this lightsaber to become canon.

 

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Hello, Master!

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Me, every time I have popcorn. 

 

2 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

 

Much excite!!!

 

Get on with it!!! We need this last challenge of 2017 CRUSHED!!!

 

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Well, I'm trying. This annoying thing called work keeps getting in the way. Stupid people wanting the technical support that they pay for! 

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I really like your goals. It's a great idea to focus on a consistent routine! I'm also jealous that BMF is so convenient for you. My local one is in almost the worst location possible for me to get to from work.

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Following along :D

 

I've been kind of playing around with the idea of joining a BMF class myself (turns out there's one based in the park I do most of my running in), but I'm feeling a similar sort of worry to you, I want to reach a certain benchmark first. Then I'll think about it some more, and maybe even work up the nerve to just go for it!

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4 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Stupid people wanting the technical support that they pay for! 

How very dare they? Let's be honest now. How many of those calls would be resolved quicker if they would just google it for themselves? I've often said that I'd be out of a job if people would learn how to  google better ;)

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2 hours ago, Salinger said:

Great goals....you can do it :)

 

Thanks! Going to attempt a run tonight, even though I'm still coughing like a chain smoker! It may not be a very long run.

 

2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

I really like your goals. It's a great idea to focus on a consistent routine! I'm also jealous that BMF is so convenient for you. My local one is in almost the worst location possible for me to get to from work.

 

I'm taking a leaf out of your book of consistency!

That's a shame that you can't get to BMF. My first choice wouldn't actually be BMF, it would be a local company that a friend goes to. But they start at about 6:30pm and I'm not even home by then. Maybe you could see if there are any independent trainers that run bootcamp classes?

 

50 minutes ago, iatetheyeti said:

Following along :D

 

I've been kind of playing around with the idea of joining a BMF class myself (turns out there's one based in the park I do most of my running in), but I'm feeling a similar sort of worry to you, I want to reach a certain benchmark first. Then I'll think about it some more, and maybe even work up the nerve to just go for it!

 

I'm glad I'm not the only one that has these thoughts. I think it doesn't help that I know some of the Mudstacle community go to this BMF and I don't want to show myself up in front of them.  I want to at least go to my first session before the new year, so maybe I should just get over my insecurities and just go for it! I will if you will!

 

2 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

How very dare they? Let's be honest now. How many of those calls would be resolved quicker if they would just google it for themselves? I've often said that I'd be out of a job if people would learn how to  google better ;)

 

With the kind of support I do, 90% of issues are solved with a reboot. I even send out email alerts to tell them to do this, and they still call and ask if I can fix. Some people are just determined to never do anything themselves.

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6 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

With the kind of support I do, 90% of issues are solved with a reboot. I even send out email alerts to tell them to do this, and they still call and ask if I can fix. Some people are just determined to never do anything themselves.

 

That is a universal law of tech support.

 

10 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

That's a shame that you can't get to BMF. My first choice wouldn't actually be BMF, it would be a local company that a friend goes to. But they start at about 6:30pm and I'm not even home by then. Maybe you could see if there are any independent trainers that run bootcamp classes?

Yeah, my gym, which is around the corner from where I work, have a bootcamp class on Monday mornings. I've been toying with the idea of at least checking it out. The whole social anxiety thing is what holds me back from going ;)

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" Always aim for something stupidly crazy." - Charlie Quinn

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32 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I'm glad I'm not the only one that has these thoughts. I think it doesn't help that I know some of the Mudstacle community go to this BMF and I don't want to show myself up in front of them.  I want to at least go to my first session before the new year, so maybe I should just get over my insecurities and just go for it! I will if you will!

 

For what it's worth, I'm sure no one would think any less of you, especially considering that you've been recovering from an injury, but I do absolutely get where you're coming from there. I'd be feeling exactly the same. Heh, alright then, challenge accepted! If I can find something that'll fit in with my new crazy work schedule (I'm basically working two jobs in one for the next six to eight weeks at the least), I'll take the plunge :D 

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59 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

That is a universal law of tech support.

 

I think "can't someone else do it?" is the mantra of 99% of the population. 

 

59 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Yeah, my gym, which is around the corner from where I work, have a bootcamp class on Monday mornings. I've been toying with the idea of at least checking it out. The whole social anxiety thing is what holds me back from going

 

You should definitely give it a go. If you find it's not right for you, at least you tried.

It's the social anxiety holding me back too. In fact, this is exactly what I'm supposed to be working on in therapy. Yet here I am, letting the unhelpful thoughts take over and finding reasons not to go.

 

Bit of an anxiety tangent here, but this is how I'm learning to deal with these unhelpful thoughts:

I'm letting my anxiety tell me it can predict the future. It's telling me that going to BMF now will result in everyone pointing and laughing at me for not being able to keep up. Or whispering to each other that I'm useless and shouldn't be there.

Is this thought based in reality? Has this happened to you before? No

How likely is it that this will actually happen? Very unlikely. 

What is more realistic? That people won't care and will only be focused on themselves. That if I have to join the beginner group, I won't have to be there for long as I will get my fitness back in no time.

 

Right, I went on the BMF website and I registered for the free class. I have to use it before Dec 22nd, so I guess I have to do it now!

 

EDIT: @iatetheyeti - I just read your post. Your turn now!

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13 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

EDIT: @iatetheyeti - I just read your post. Your turn now!

 

Done.

 

...not that I'm panicking at all!

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25 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

You should definitely give it a go. If you find it's not right for you, at least you tried.

It's the social anxiety holding me back too. In fact, this is exactly what I'm supposed to be working on in therapy. Yet here I am, letting the unhelpful thoughts take over and finding reasons not to go.

 

Bit of an anxiety tangent here, but this is how I'm learning to deal with these unhelpful thoughts:

I'm letting my anxiety tell me it can predict the future. It's telling me that going to BMF now will result in everyone pointing and laughing at me for not being able to keep up. Or whispering to each other that I'm useless and shouldn't be there.

Is this thought based in reality? Has this happened to you before? No

How likely is it that this will actually happen? Very unlikely. 

What is more realistic? That people won't care and will only be focused on themselves. That if I have to join the beginner group, I won't have to be there for long as I will get my fitness back in no time.

 

Right, I went on the BMF website and I registered for the free class. I have to use it before Dec 22nd, so I guess I have to do it now!

 

10 minutes ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

Done.

 

...not that I'm panicking at all!

 

Oh damn you both. I signed up to the class on a week Monday :(

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19 minutes ago, iatetheyeti said:

 

Done.

 

...not that I'm panicking at all!

 

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That was kinda the easy bit. Now we actually have to turn up!

 

2 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

 

 

Oh damn you both. I signed up to the class on a week Monday :(

 

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Check us out, beating those social anxiety demons. Suck it, anxiety! At this rate, we're all going to smash Dirty Weekend and Nuclear next year.

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8 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Oh damn you both. I signed up to the class on a week Monday :(

 

:D 

 

3 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

 

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That was kinda the easy bit. Now we actually have to turn up!

 

Heh, there is that. I'm gonna have to give it at least a week to see how much my original work schedule will be altered, but after that, well, no more excuses then!

 

 

5 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Check us out, beating those social anxiety demons. Suck it, anxiety! At this rate, we're all going to smash Dirty Weekend and Nuclear next year.

 

I'm loving this whole snap-decision group effort thing, more so that it's helping kick those demons in the ass.

 

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