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Jumping in mid-challenge. I'm going to throw down my basic goals for the month here and try not to fret about how disorganized I'm being (but secretly actually fretting about it).

 

I had some progress during the last challenge (going to Muay Thai 3x a week now, yay!) and some setbacks (screwed up my glute med so I can't do half the stuff I want to do, boo!). So I'm just going to maintain as much as I can of what I was already doing, with an emphasis on actually, you know, *achieving* the other goals. Mostly that means prioritizing because I suck at that and end up chasing after whatever shiny urgency flits across my field of view. Because productive procrastination is my forte!

 

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Exercise

  • Muay Thai 3x/week - this was achieved last challenge, I'm just going to keep it up.
  • A little PT each day - because if I don't fix this &$^%# glute I can't *do* any round kicks, or slapping knees, or most of my conditioning drills for Muay Thai, so ya, I'm motivated.

Diet

  • 6-8 glasses water a day - I don't really need food goal. I've been doing my tracking and protein and whatnot for so long it's second nature now. But I have slipped on hydration.

Life

  • Coding - OMG I just need to do this already. 15 minutes a day. Which is a laughably small amount but I just need to kick my own butt into gear on this one. Priorities, people.
  • Declutter - I need to toss, donate and sell stuff. Preferably sell, because the hubby and I have gotten serious about paying off our debt and have a plan in place. But every bit extra we can bring in helps.

 

And that's it. I'm going to keep cutting down the number of goals each challenge until I finally get a working baseline. I am a bit dense and it takes me a while to get the whole 'start small' thing, but eventually I'll beat my head against it long enough to drive the point home! :D

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Sounds like you are STARTING TO GET IT?!?! Maybe?! A little!? How much coding are you doing per day currently?

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Usually none. I feel so guilty about what I haven’t been doing that it’s hard for me to face it at all. Which means I feel even more guilty, which just worsens the problem. So yeah, I spend a lot of time in the Dark Playground until the Panic Monster shows up. 

 

So this should be a huge priority for me. And it *is*, in my head, but my actions aren’t reflecting that. I need to make the mental shift so that getting this done is the first thing i schedule in my day, and that my day doesn’t end until it’s done. Even if it’s only 15 minutes. 

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In good news however, @Bighara and I just completed our graduation class to get our gold belts in Muay Thai, and so I'm going to go fall down in bed now.

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13 hours ago, otterbyte said:

So this should be a huge priority for me. And it *is*, in my head, but my actions aren’t reflecting that. I need to make the mental shift so that getting this done is the first thing i schedule in my day, and that my day doesn’t end until it’s done. Even if it’s only 15 minutes. 


What do you mean by coding?

Procrastination is a hard one to beat :mellow: You can know the why and how, but it is still a bloody pain.

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8 hours ago, @mu said:


What do you mean by coding?

Procrastination is a hard one to beat :mellow: You can know the why and how, but it is still a bloody pain.

 

I do database programming in MS Access (which is VBA, which your hard core coders will scoff at, but after you learn to fake inheritance in it, you can do a lot of fun stuff)

 

The worst part? I *love* programming. That's why I do it, that's why I pushed my way through a ton of books and fora and all that yummy coding stuff. I guess a lot of it is I worry I'll crash against a coding problem I can't slay and then my impostor syndrome will overwhelm me... 

 

Brains are stupid, guys. :( 

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21 hours ago, otterbyte said:

In good news however, @Bighara and I just completed our graduation class to get our gold belts in Muay Thai, and so I'm going to go fall down in bed now.

 

Congratulations! Brains are 100% stupid. Kick that slacker monkey out. You've got this. 

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12 hours ago, otterbyte said:

I do database programming in MS Access (which is VBA, which your hard core coders will scoff at, but after you learn to fake inheritance in it, you can do a lot of fun stuff)

 

 It's still a field high in “mine is bigger than yours” sort of games and condescending BS at times.

 

12 hours ago, otterbyte said:

The worst part? I *love* programming. That's why I do it, that's why I pushed my way through a ton of books and fora and all that yummy coding stuff. I guess a lot of it is I worry I'll crash against a coding problem I can't slay and then my impostor syndrome will overwhelm me... 

 

What are you doing it for? is it a personal project to add to your skills? Or is it something work-related?

There is always a day where your brain is just not coming up with the most efficient solution, if any solution at all :lol:
Are you totally on your own (I read you were freelancing?) or in a team / group?

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12 hours ago, @mu said:

What are you doing it for? is it a personal project to add to your skills? Or is it something work-related?

There is always a day where your brain is just not coming up with the most efficient solution, if any solution at all :lol:
Are you totally on your own (I read you were freelancing?) or in a team / group?

 

I'm a one-person, one-client business. The guys I work for are amazing clients, they pay right away and they are endlessly patient with my schedule. I will say that the work I do for them is good; I won't let a shoddy piece of code stand and I hate forcing users to work around crappy functionality or UI. Also, I undercharge. Both because I appreciate the guys I do work for, and because I feel so guilty about my lack of reliable output. When I'm on top of things, I put in 30-40 hours a month, when I'm spinning out in a denial/shame spiral, I'm lucky to get 10.  

 

I just need to keep applying the lessons I learned when I  changed my eating habits and started working on fitness...that starting is hard, but never as hard as I imagine it will be, and that the rewards feel amazing. I have been a lifelong procrastinator (much longer than I've been a poor eater or in poor physical shape) so I have a deep hole to climb out of, step by step. And it is way too easy to get distracted by shiny objects and cat videos.

 

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Definitely a step-by-step process. I got you. Are you trying any positive incentives for your daily coding this time around? Might help more than trying to power through by the sheer power of shame.

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