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Hey! First timer here, I stumbled across Nerd Fitness while looking for some bodyweighr exercises and the whole approach just resonated with me. I basically inhaled the site, the emails and the Level Up book as quickly as possible and now have got my first Challenge within my sights. 


So about me...I’m a huge underpants collector, always looking for a new idea, new approach, trying something different. But I’ve realised I need to just, well, start. So here I am! I’m a mum of a curious and active 1 year old girl, I quit my job to be a stay at home Mum, which has been quite a shift emotionally and mentally for me. I will be retraining to a different field in a year or so, so there is a huge quest looming. However my current quest is to lose weight and get in shape so I can keep up with my daughter and be a good role model to her, to make healthy choices and have a positive body image (not hide in the kitchen sneaking biscuits!).


So, my goals for this challenge are:


Record all food and drink 

I’m pretty bad at going all out in the first few days, failing spectacularly and then going into denial by not tracking my food. I hate to put in all the rubbish I’ve eaten and see it in black and white. But I need to be more accountable and just because I don’t write it down, doesn’t mean my waist doesn’t feel it! So tracking, good bad and ugly.


Aim to hit 10k steps a day 

I walk everywhere with the buggy and usually clock up around 7-12k a day so this is just to give me a push if I’m feeling slack or the weather is bad. It also helps my mental health to walk, and be outside. Living in a concrete jungle isn’t great but I try to get to the park to get some time in nature too.


Eat veggies with weekday lunch and dinner.

Weekdays I have more control over as it’s just me, so the plan is to make sure I have a veggie or two with my meals as they’re filling and food for me.


Write down things I’m grateful for in a Gratitude app every day.

Helping me to focus on the positives, no matter how small to reframe my day. Being alone with a tiny person demanding loudly quite a lot of the time is tough and simple things like having a chat with a neighbour or getting 10 mins for a cuppa are something I need to savour more.


So that’s me! I’ll check in to update on progress and any challenges or wins I’ve had

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Hi MrsMegaminto! Great first challenge. I myself am an adequate collector of underpants as you put it so nicely. :lol:

Always getting super excited about new things then quickly losing the will to stick with it. I like to blame movie montages where the character becomes and expert in something within 2 minutes after they've put their mind to it. 

Looking forward to seeing how you get on!

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Almost five years and I'm still guilty of this...Good luck!

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES: SET but not always ready


Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda


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