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I'm back, back, back again!

 

Suzaqu reporting for duty! It's been far too long since I've been here, but I missed my assassins and other rebels and I need a kick in the pants!

 

So I'm here with a basic challenge, just trying to get things back on track, since it's been crazy. 

 

1) Meditate everyday - I was doing great at this a few months ago (108 day streak!) but vacation and work travel killed the habit and I need to get back into it. I loved how much it helped my perspective on stress, work, and life, so I want to start up again. I'm in the process of getting a promotion at work, so I want to be in a good headspace when I transition.

 

2) Fill out my planner on Sundays - I was really good about this for a few weeks, but again, stress killed this habit, even though I found this was the best thing to combat stress and keep my productivity up. So every Sunday (or Saturday) I need to sit down and prep/plan for the week. (Bonus points if I review my planner on Wednesday and reevaluate and if I keep my planner open on my desk every day at work, but I'm keeping it simple for now.)

 

3) Workout 4 times a week - Ever since I left the forums, I haven't had a good workout habit. I want to do kettlebells at least 2 times a week and at least one session on my exercise bike, and the final one is a free workout depending on what I need/want. And each workout needs to have at least a 5 min stretch session at the end, or else it doesn't count.

 

And that's it! I'm keeping it simple and focusing on what I need most right now. Other goals can wait until future challenges; I'm so ready to get started!

 

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Day 1:

 

Here and ready to get started! I kicked off day 0, ie Sunday, by actually using my desk set up in our spare bedroom to do my planner. (If you may remember from the last time I was here, I cleaned that room out, and now, 1 year later, I'm actually using the room.)  

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I also kicked off my morning with starting a new 30 meditation course on focus, which I think will be a nice theme for this challenge. And after dinner, I biked while watching Ultimate Beast Master, which is a super assassin-y show and always helps motivate my workouts. 

 

So a great start! I want to keep this momentum going! Today (Tuesday) I have a phone call with a coworker of my husbands about her job, because it sounds super cool and like something I may want to do, but I'm definitely nervous for it. I don't want to switch jobs in the short term at all (I just got a promotion :) and I feel like I have more to prove/accomplish in this role) but I'm curious about where I could go from here.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Waving excitedly , hey there, welcome back!

Hello! I'm so excited to be back! My short break got a little longer than expected. Oops!

 

6 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Welcome baaaack!

Thank you! I'm trying to keep it simple this challenge to get going on a good foot. 

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ooooh, those are some excellent goals there :love-struck:

 

and you're off to a great start, woot woot

Ultimate Beastmaster is a great inspiration and so awesome to watch, isn't it? I marvel at the athletes, I mean the first season wasn't easy in any way, but now they made it way harder still and people still manage to do it :o how on Earth?!

 

Getting to restart after a way too long break too, and glad to see I'm not alone

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Did you watch Dancing Queen? :D 

 

Welcome back!

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12 hours ago, lucky fire dragon said:

ooooh, those are some excellent goals there :love-struck:

 

and you're off to a great start, woot woot

Ultimate Beastmaster is a great inspiration and so awesome to watch, isn't it? I marvel at the athletes, I mean the first season wasn't easy in any way, but now they made it way harder still and people still manage to do it :o how on Earth?!

 

Getting to restart after a way too long break too, and glad to see I'm not alone

Yes, I always find I work out harder during it! I'm on the last episode of the last season and I'm savoring it, watching only one level per workout, just to try to prolong it. I also love the host banter, so much fun! I think the rivalry between the french and italians might be my fav.

 

I love that there are others here getting started again, we got this! 

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11 hours ago, raptron said:

Did you watch Dancing Queen? :D 

 

Welcome back!

Yes I did! I binged all episodes while my husband was out of town. I know people criticized it for being too many things, but it seemed so Alyssa and I loved it!

 

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.And as a former dancer, I loved the dance moms/kids angle. I assume you've seen it too? What did you think?

 

 

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1 hour ago, suzyQlou said:

Yes!  I am loving your idea of simple goals. This is the place to get back on track!

I'm hoping it works! I miss some of my fancy challenges, but those can come later, for now, I'm aiming for success!

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Day 2:

It was a bare minimum day. I started off with meditating, and then my day turned bad once I got to work. It was honestly one of the worst days I've had in a while and some serious things went wrong in ways that may or may have not been my fault, but it's unclear if I could have actually done anything to fix them. So I was just mentally messed up all day, and then an evening call with a possible cool life contact to have got postponed. And to top it all off, the zipper on my pants broke in the middle of the afternoon. It was a perfect storm of bad.

 

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Thankfully I have good friends and a good husband who helped get me out of my funk, along with some delivery sushi. Bonus, Mario Party for the Switch came in the mail today, so I had a fun distraction as well.

 

Tomorrow I plan to work out, do a planner review, and get myself mentally on track again. And try to clean up the messes of today.

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2 hours ago, Suzaqu said:

Yes, I always find I work out harder during it! I'm on the last episode of the last season and I'm savoring it, watching only one level per workout, just to try to prolong it.

 

Smart! We watched too quickly and now regret

 

2 hours ago, Suzaqu said:

I also love the host banter, so much fun! I think the rivalry between the french and italians might be my fav.

 

YES :D 

2 hours ago, Suzaqu said:

 

I love that there are others here getting started again, we got this! 

 

Absoloooodle 

 

2 hours ago, Suzaqu said:

I'm hoping it works! I miss some of my fancy challenges, but those can come later, for now, I'm aiming for success!

 

Excellent point!! Joining your club on this one :)

 

Oh my what a day :o Glad you had good support and picked yourself up so well! Here's to a way better one today

 

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12 hours ago, Suzaqu said:

Yes I did! I binged all episodes while my husband was out of town. I know people criticized it for being too many things, but it seemed so Alyssa and I loved it!

 

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 .And as a former dancer, I loved the dance moms/kids angle. I assume you've seen it too? What did you think?

I also like that it was all over the place. The very produced lip syncs in the middle of every episode. And tbh, seeing WILLOOOOOW and her amazing dancing kind of made the whole show worth it! Dance moms were... a lot. But I guess that is how they really are?!?! 

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On 10/24/2018 at 12:04 AM, lucky fire dragon said:

 

Smart! We watched too quickly and now regret

 

 

YES :D 

 

Absoloooodle 

 

 

Excellent point!! Joining your club on this one :)

 

Oh my what a day :o Glad you had good support and picked yourself up so well! Here's to a way better one today

 

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I just finished season 3 last night during my spoiler, so there's no more left! I think i'm going to restart from season 1, it's such good motivation. 

 

Thank you for the power pose Nina Simone feeling good squirrel, exactly what I needed, and now that song is stuck in my head!

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22 hours ago, raptron said:

I also like that it was all over the place. The very produced lip syncs in the middle of every episode. And tbh, seeing WILLOOOOOW and her amazing dancing kind of made the whole show worth it! Dance moms were... a lot. But I guess that is how they really are?!?! 

Yes, Willow was stellar, I want her to be successful in all of the colleges/companies forever! I was never in a competition school, so the moms were not that awful, but there were definitely some diva moms and some kids who were favorites, so I relate to that. Or at least I relate to the kids who feel ignored cause they aren't the favorite, nothing like dragging up old childhood emotions :P But I did love it, and it makes me want to dance again, if only I could find a studio here.

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On 10/24/2018 at 4:49 AM, Mad Hatter said:

What a day! At least you set the bar low for the following day so now it can only go up haha. :P 

Yep :P It would take a lot for the next day to have been worse (and thankfully it wasn't)

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it's a good song to have stuck in your head ^_^

 

How's your new day so far?

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Day 3:

I put on a power outfit (no zippers) and managed to take ownership/control of some of the stuff happening. It's still not stellar or ideal, but at least I feel like I have power in the situation and we can move forward. 

 

I managed to meditate in the evening after doing an S&S kettlebell workout, and I'm on track in my planner, so it's all going better. And my awesome cool career/life phone call was rescheduled to this evening. So I'm definitely in a better place! 

 

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Days 4, 5 and 6:

 

My Thursday went well, including some hardcore awesome mentoring with great career advice. (I also took advantage of the 45 min between when I got home and the call to get in a bike workout.) I'm working on owning my awesome boss-lady power, and the conversation helped a lot.

 

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Friday was a good day, got some big work projects done. We found out there was a nor'easter coming so we decided to purchase some supplies in the form beer, wine, and tequila. We then proceeded to have a few too many margaritas and I forgot to meditate in the evening, so my streak was broken. But I'll get back on it

 

Today was a lazy day at home because of the rain. But I got another S&S workout in, and it felt really good. I feel like I'm really honing in on my hip hinge and snap and I'm getting my speed up too. I want to work on increasing weight soon. I think I'm going to reread the S&S book this week, and start coming up with a plan. I still have to meditate today, but I definitely will!

 

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On 10/25/2018 at 7:56 AM, lucky fire dragon said:

it's a good song to have stuck in your head ^_^

 

How's your new day so far?

It definitely went better, the new day theme song helped with the mental reset! 

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Yess, S&S workout even on a lazy Sunday.

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