knifeboots Posted August 6, 2018 Report Share Posted August 6, 2018 I did my first challenge in the newbie forum since I'd been gone so long. After much thought about what I'm trying to accomplish physically and mentally, I decided to join the Rangers. I've been working through the NF Academy mindset quests, and my big why (at the age of 42, when "look good naked" is nice but not necessary) is that I want to play hockey again. I got a taste of a sport I really enjoy, that didn't feel like exercise even though I was dripping with sweat afterward, and I want more. At this point, though, my body is not in a place where that's a good idea - I'm carrying too much weight, it's hard to find gear that fits me properly, and my feet hurt when I skate. So now it's time to work on getting a body that can play rec league hockey without being in pain or being winded after a 1-2 minute shift. My goals last challenge were designed to ease myself back into accountability. I succeeded at walking 50 miles over the course of the challenge, and I also packed up a bag of clothes to donate (3 bags, one of which went to my neighbor for her son), but the "make better food choices" kind of fell by the wayside after the second week. I want to focus more on that this time around. I'm still working on my final list of goals for my challenge, but so far what I have is: - Track food daily, no excuses - Exercise at least 5 days a week I got my bike fixed a couple weeks ago, yaay! I'm looking forward to working some biking into my exercise plans. I still plan to walk a few days a week, but I really do want to get back on my bike, which is my favorite form of outdoor exercise. Waaay back before my youngest was born, I would do a 10 mile round trip ride every morning before work and it was wonderful. School starts in a few weeks, hence the title of my challenge. Both my kids are moving up to new schools (middle school and high school) and in our school district, that means school starts about an hour earlier for both of them - which also means I need to get up earlier. I've been sleeping in a bit this summer, and I need to get back to a point where I'm getting up early, both to help them get out the door in the morning, and to get myself to work earlier. Which also means going to bed earlier. So the LUYL goal this challenge is definitely going to be schedule related, i.e. go to bed earlier/get up earlier type thing. When I figure out how to phrase it, I'll post it here. 4 Quote "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Link to comment
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