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The last couple of weeks, and this zero week in particular, I've been struggling a bit. Mostly work stress, plus some best man wedding stress, plus general Christmas stress. I have also been struggling to keep up with everyone on here, and with how busy life is going to be this month I don't think I can do much better right now. 

 

I was going to follow in the footsteps of such awesome people as @Teros and @DarK_RaideR with a Diablo [Hardcore Mode] themed challenge, but I really don't think I'm up to it right now, so I will simply watch in awe when I can.

 

Work, Best Manning and Christmas may have to take precedent this month, but there are still goals:

 

Don't Eat Like a Dickhead - 10XP

Counting calories last month worked really well, but I don't feel I can keep it up right now. Instead I plan to simply steer clear of nonsense food and calorific drinks, and most of all avoid going overboard on either. I will report any nonsense I consume here, and count that as a success as long as I don't have any excessive days. Hopefully the accountability will keep me on the straight and narrow. 

 

Hang Out - 10XP

It worked last time so it's staying - stick to my plan of pull ups and hanging leg raises which sees me hanging from my pull up bar every evening (except from climbing days) 

 

Ankle Exercises - 10XP

I didn't give this enough of a go last month to find out if it works, so it's coming back. Also my right ankle is giving me some trouble today and I hope I can help that. Do my ankle exercise routine at least 3 times per week - ideally during the leg raises. 

 

Floss One Tooth - 5XP

I read this in an e-mail from GMB the other week and really liked it. The advice was to floss one tooth every day. The idea being that you're likely to do at least some of the teeth around it, because doing just 1 would feel silly, but even if you only do 1 sometimes the bare minimum is better than nothing. So once per day I will floss one tooth. 

 

BuJo - 5XP

I find this surprisingly hard, but with so much going on I definitely need to keep on top of my journal. So the goal is to journal every day. 

 

This challenge will run from tomorrow (Monday 27th) and finish on Christmas eve. Unless I decide to keep logging over Christmas week, but we'll burn that bridge when we come to it. 

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Had to look up what 'bujo' stood for, but bullet journals seem like a good thing to do.  I also find the tooth thing interesting.  I'm much more of an 'all or nothing' person so doing 1 tooth would piss me off and end up having me do a full floss.

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Zero week - flings wot i done:

  • Ran 4 times, including a very slow 10k trail race on Saturday
  • Lifted once - OHP on Wednesday 
  • Drank a lot of beer Friday night at a leaving do for a colleague. Then bought pizza on the way home. 
  • Had fish and chips Saturday night and a couple of beers in front of the TV
  • Went shopping today and bought my loot for hitting level 10 - a couple of pairs of shorts, a base layer top, an outer running top and a head torch. Got to try most of it out on tonight's run. 
  • Posted this challenge. 
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1 minute ago, Teros said:

Had to look up what 'bujo' stood for, but bullet journals seem like a good thing to do.  I also find the tooth thing interesting.  I'm much more of an 'all or nothing' person so doing 1 tooth would piss me off and end up having me do a full floss.

 

Yeah, they're really useful (providing one actually writes in them). I also find it really hard to keep track of my NF challenges without writing things down. 

 

The hope is that I'll get pissed off and do the whole mouth too, but we'll see if that pans out! 

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Following.

I like the flossing philosophy (flossophy?). I'm terrible when it comes to flossing, so maybe I should give this a try.

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24 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Following.

I like the flossing philosophy (flossophy?). I'm terrible when it comes to flossing, so maybe I should give this a try.

 

Yeah, it definitely sounds good. I quite like the idea in general of setting a really minimal goal as a gateway to what you actually want to do. We'll see if it works! 

 

9 minutes ago, iatetheyeti said:

Following along :D 

 

Glad to have you :D

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Following along, and also flossing!

I developed a great habit of flossing daily, because my Nerds chalk up a forfeit of a cold shower every time I miss a day.

Wow.  Talk about motivation!!

 

Love the plan.   Focus on the big stuff this time around.   There's plenty of time for easier routine come the new year.

 

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On 11/27/2017 at 11:34 AM, jonfirestar said:

Following along!

 

Glad to have you man!

 

17 hours ago, Terra said:

I'm here for the flossing and other stuff! 

 

Good to see you!

 

11 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Following along, and also flossing!

I developed a great habit of flossing daily, because my Nerds chalk up a forfeit of a cold shower every time I miss a day.

Wow.  Talk about motivation!!

 

Love the plan.   Focus on the big stuff this time around.   There's plenty of time for easier routine come the new year.

 

 

Ouch! I don't think there's anything that could drag me into a cold shower, so I get that working as motivation!

 

And thanks :) 

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2 minutes ago, Jarric said:

Ouch! I don't think there's anything that could drag me into a cold shower, so I get that working as motivation!

If you really want to do Winter Nuts, I'd suggest you get yourself used to the idea of cold water :D

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Yesterday I slept in and skipped my gym session for no good reason. After work and snooker I got home fairly late but stayed up to do the daily dare (20 uneven pushups), my hangs, my ankle exercises and prep eggs for breakfasts. This meant I got to bed late last night but that's still no excuse for missing my run this morning. If WW approves it I might make up the run tonight after dinner.

 

Challenge wise however things are good, and I avoided all nonsense food at work yesterday. I did however have a single piece of home made Rocky Road at the end of the day.

 

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Don't Eat Like a Dickhead - A single piece of Rocky Road (1/28)

Hang Out - Straight hanging leg raises: 5, 5, 6 (1/28)

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Floss One Tooth - Done, and the other teeth too (1/28)

BuJo - Done (1/28)

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2 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

If you really want to do Winter Nuts, I'd suggest you get yourself used to the idea of cold water :D

 

The difference is, I can't go for a run or a hard swim whilst I'm in the shower :P 

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7 minutes ago, Jarric said:

The difference is, I can't go for a run or a hard swim whilst I'm in the shower :P 

It's going to be so funny seeing you hit the icy water for the first time!

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On 11/26/2017 at 3:15 PM, Jarric said:

I was going to follow in the footsteps of such awesome people as @Teros and @DarK_RaideR with a Diablo [Hardcore Mode] themed challenge, but I really don't think I'm up to it right now, so I will simply watch in awe when I can.

 

i was right there with you dude. I ALMOST did a Hardcore challenge but decided against it. Regardless, I'm glad you're here to knock out this last challenge with us :) 

 

On 11/26/2017 at 3:21 PM, Jarric said:

Went shopping today and bought my loot for hitting level 10 - a couple of pairs of shorts, a base layer top, an outer running top and a head torch. Got to try most of it out on tonight's run. 

 

Hell yeah! I saw the head torch on IG! Congratz on lvl 10 brother!

 

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6 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

It's going to be so funny seeing you hit the icy water for the first time!

 

Judging by the pictures I've seen of you and @iatetheyeti at Nuclear I don't doubt it :P

 

6 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

 

i was right there with you dude. I ALMOST did a Hardcore challenge but decided against it. Regardless, I'm glad you're here to knock out this last challenge with us :) 

 

 

Hell yeah! I saw the head torch on IG! Congratz on lvl 10 brother!

 

Wolf

 

Probably a good choice for both of us man, as much as you would make a badass lycanthrope druid B)

 

And thank you dude! Time to get saving for my lvl20 swag now! 

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On 11/26/2017 at 9:15 PM, Jarric said:

Also my right ankle is giving me some trouble today and I hope I can help that. Do my ankle exercise routine at least 3 times per week -

As someone impatient to get back to full strength after spraining an ankle, what exercises are these? I am so bored of this injury...

 

Anyway, following!

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16 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Flossowing! I mean... following!

 

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16 hours ago, Salinger said:

Hey Jarric, following and supporting you :)

 

Heya, good to have you :) 

 

15 hours ago, Rhovaniel said:

As someone impatient to get back to full strength after spraining an ankle, what exercises are these? I am so bored of this injury...

 

Anyway, following!

 

All stolen from this article: https://gmb.io/feet/?pageid=84963 . I don't know how that would interact with your specific injury, but GMB's usually a pretty good source.

 

14 hours ago, Teros said:
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WW didn't object to me going for a run last night, so I went after dinner. An easy 4 miles plus 4 sprints. And then, having made up my missed run from yesterday morning I slept in this morning and missed my gym session! I need to sort out a better alarm, or more likely just a better attitude or some additional discipline. Tomorrow the plan will be to get up extra early as I need to be on a train up to London before 8am.

 

Had a great dinner last night - WW made squash and red lentil soup with pumpkin seeds - twas excellent. I again had 1 piece of nonsense, another bit of homemade rocky road. After my run I got in my hanging, showered and flossed before bed.

 

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3 minutes ago, Jarric said:

. After my run I got in my hanging,

I know you mean deadhangs but my brain totally read that as you hung yourself before doing your teeth and going to bed.

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37 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

I know you mean deadhangs but my brain totally read that as you hung yourself before doing your teeth and going to bed.

 

I thought it was more like he had a bunch of people to hang. "Right, lets get these last three on the gallows, then it's bedtime!"

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