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OH HAI THAR FRIENDS, IT ME, ROWAN

 

Back on the boards, and I wanna stay this time so I'm gonna be real, REAL low-key, but I'm here! :)

 

Been a while, and I've been doing 4-week challenges for a few solid months now, but they've all been getting me back to a baseline that I needed to reestablish after QUITTING THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY FOR REAL THIS TIME this past April and then immediately sinking into a several month long depression (WHICH DID IN FACT LIFT). Here's a little picture of how things are as of right now:

 

Age: 29

Weight: 150 lb (this is usually where my body ends up when I'm not taking any sort of actions - not a bad baseline, which I'm grateful for)

Height: 5 foot 6? 7? 

Job: 35 hours a week, sedentary but with opportunity to move around. 1 hour break.

 

Current strong habits: drawing daily, reading the news, brushing my teeth, journaling, writing down all my spending, writing down everything i eat, going to bed at midnight, saving money, being RADICAL

 

Current meh habits: daily pushups, flossing, drinking 3 glasses of water a day

 

Bad habits I want to eventually address: tons of screen time, drinking lots of coffee, listen to 4-5 podcasts per day, eating lots of takeout, drinking lots of beers, spending lots of money, sitting a lot (god my hamstrings), 

 

Next-level goals: vigorous workout twice a week, pack three lunches a week at my job, compose and draw a 30-page comic, return to meditating, bring bodyweight back down to 145, read book 1 of the Baroque Trilogy, make a cookbook-faithful Julia Child Boeuf Bourgignon

 

Big And Fancy Goals: punch a pull-up in the face, start running again, return to being an active member of the NF boards, bring my body weight down to 135, quit drinking coffee

 

Talismans, Resources and Allies: a health-friendly workplace, an affordable gym right near my work, good insurance, a bicycle, a good circle of friends, a supportive family, a decent apartment with a kitchen, a room large enough to work out in, a crock pot, a foam roller, Nerd Fitness, a Nintendo Switch, start going back to Parkour, etc etc etc.

 

WHEW alright then. I guess I can't do all of that in a month, so here's the plan.

 

1. Dry December! I recently tallied up all the data from the last two months of food logs, and I was consuming in excess of 60 alcoholic beverages per month, most of those being pints at this cool local bar I hang out at sometimes (any other Way Station nerds out there?) That's a lot of burrs. So, I'm gonna take that off the menu this month, with planned variances for a few festive parties with friends who are notorious for making extremely fancy cocktails or hosting with 30-year old bottles of wine. Replacing that will be a huge collection of teas, sparkling waters and also regular water. 

 

2. Movement Practice! I am currently kiinda solid on doing 12 knee pushups and 5 squats per day, but the sedentary nature of my job is really doing a number on me so I am gonna supplement that this month with a few minutes of cat/cow and 10 leg swings. I usually do this in the "wellness room" during my lunch break. 

 

3. Floosssiiingggg. Ugh. As I write this I am suffering from an infected tooth that has resulted in a swollen lymph node, so this is kind of...urgent. My dental hygiene has not always been the best, and I'm really proud of myself for building a daily brushing practice over the last year, but dang the flossing feels like a whole different beast. 

 

4. And finally, one workout per week. I canceled my old gym in anticipation of joining the new one that is in a location that i will actually use, but I have a month left so I want to try going to a workout class once a week. It galls my pride a little to feel like going to a class is going to be the best way to make sure I actually go and sweat, but that's where I'm at right now. : /

 

Maintenance: brush teeth daily, draw daily, check the news daily

 

And that's it! I realize today is already day 2 of the challenge, so just let me say that I did NOTHING yesterday due to just barely surviving after a delayed red-eye flight back from California, and today I still have to draw and floss. But! I will update tomorrow, and go around and follow erryone, and I'm really glad to be back and I'm gonna try really hard not to vanish this time :)

 

EXCELSIOR!

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

 

HYPE MASTER REPORTING FOR DUTY 

 

GET THIS SHIT TAKE THESE GOALS AND SAY

 

"LISTEN

 

HECK OFF I AM BETTER THAN YOU"

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OH HAI EVERYONE :3

Week 1 Day 3

It’s been a good week so far of punching lameness in the nose wherever it may arise, and instead embracing the forces of EXTREME RADNESS. Did all the things I needed to do yesterday except draw, but that is ok! Yesterday i also took a sick day (I CAN DO THAT NOW AAAAH) and used it to do lots of puttering and cleaning and REAL ACTUAL YOGA! I also made a big ol pot of lentil soup, and slept a bunch. Go me!

Today I’m doing well but I haven’t had a chance to do movement- it just sort of got away from me and now I’m on a couch snuggled up with dog and with beau, and getting up is hard. I hereby announce that after posting this I shall go do the thing! Doing things! DOING THEEEMMM!

Had a glass of wine with dinner tonight, but I think maybe an allowance of one or two drinks a week would be fine. Anything is better than 64 beers. Sheesh. Also it was Fancy Date Night, rather than me sitting in bed with a double whiskey watching anime, so yay?

Might get a root canal tomorrow. Trying not to think about it. More to come.


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AHHHHH SO GLAD YOU'RE HEREEEEE MISS YOUR FACE  
Have you looked into water flossers? They are AMAZE.


Wooooaahh- is it cold water? This sounds painful snd complicated, yet INTENSELY INTRIGUING!


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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 
HYPE MASTER REPORTING FOR DUTY 
 
GET THIS SHIT TAKE THESE GOALS AND SAY
 
"LISTEN
 
HECK OFF I AM BETTER THAN YOU"


YOUR HYPE IS A GREAT AND TERRIBLE SWORD OF LAVA THAT SHALL BURN THE SLIME MONSTERS OF LAMENESS UNTO CINDERS!


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I also want to punch a pull-up in the face again

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I have been thinking quite seriously about ways to make this dream come true, and i feel like maybe a little pulley with a lever and an arm with a little boxing glove attached is the way to go?


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1 minute ago, rowan said:

 


WHAT CHEETAH I SEE NO CHEETAH


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your thread says

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

so I thought we was sneakin'

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1 hour ago, rowan said:

Today I’m doing well but I haven’t had a chance to do movement- it just sort of got away from me and now I’m on a couch snuggled up with dog and with beau, and getting up is hard. I hereby announce that after posting this I shall go do the thing! Doing things! DOING THEEEMMM!

Did you do the things?

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Had a glass of wine with dinner tonight, but I think maybe an allowance of one or two drinks a week would be fine. Anything is better than 64 beers. Sheesh. Also it was Fancy Date Night, rather than me sitting in bed with a double whiskey watching anime, so yay?

I'm not a math person but that math seems to check out.

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11 hours ago, rowan said:

 


Wooooaahh- is it cold water? This sounds painful snd complicated, yet INTENSELY INTRIGUING!


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Hahaha no it's whatever temperature water you put in it. So it could be cold if you wanted but that hurts my teeth so I use warm water :D

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On 11/27/2018 at 7:34 PM, rowan said:

daily pushups, flossing, drinking 3 glasses of water a day

 

Image result for flossing dance gif

 

HAAAAAI ROWAN! ERMURGURD, SO GLAD TO SEE YA! ;)

 

On 11/27/2018 at 7:34 PM, rowan said:

start going back to Parkour, etc etc etc.

 

Very much this ^^^! I've been wanting to start doing parkour again as well :D 

 

Image result for parkour gif

 

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YES GOOD ALL MUST LOCK THEIR CAPS IN ORDER TO ENGAGE MAXIMUM HYPE DRIVE! and speaking of hype it’s FRIIIDAY!

Week 1 Day 5

So far so good! Full marks yesterday, although I did go to my sci-fi book club last night (IS ANYONE ELSE LOSING THEIR MINDS OVER THE THREE BODY PROBLEM?) and I had two glasses of red wine, as well as Dried Squid Noodles and savory Acorn Jelly. Don’t ask cause i truly do not know but it was all delicious.

Yesterday i also went to the dentist for the first time in a year, sweating bullets because I thought I was going to have to get a root canal. BUT! Turns out not at the moment. Which is good. But jeegus. Feeling EXTREMELY motivated about flossing rn.

Another busy weekend- Annual Fancy Lasagna night tonight, going to see Mitski in concert tomorrow, and Sunday is the Annual Extended Version LOTR Marathon And Feast. Planning to work out tomorrow- i have a few classes lined up in case i flake or sleep in. Gonna do itthough. GONNA DO IT.

More later, as I’m currently in a Sweetgreen on my lunch break and gotta head back to my Desk Job, but i love you all with a love like unto several volcanoes stacked on top of each other!


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YES GOOD ALL MUST LOCK THEIR CAPS IN ORDER TO ENGAGE MAXIMUM HYPE DRIVE! and speaking of hype it’s FRIIIDAY!

Week 1 Day 5

So far so good! Full marks yesterday, although I did go to my sci-fi book club last night (IS ANYONE ELSE LOSING THEIR MINDS OVER THE THREE BODY PROBLEM?) and I had two glasses of red wine, as well as Dried Squid Noodles and savory Acorn Jelly. Don’t ask cause i truly do not know but it was all delicious.

Yesterday i also went to the dentist for the first time in a year, sweating bullets because I thought I was going to have to get a root canal. BUT! Turns out not at the moment. Which is good. But jeegus. Feeling EXTREMELY motivated about flossing rn.

Another busy weekend- Annual Fancy Lasagna night tonight, going to see Mitski in concert tomorrow, and Sunday is the Annual Extended Version LOTR Marathon And Feast. Planning to work out tomorrow- i have a few classes lined up in case i flake or sleep in. Gonna do itthough. GONNA DO IT.

More later, as I’m currently in a Sweetgreen on my lunch break and gotta head back to my Desk Job, but i love you all with a love like unto several volcanoes stacked on top of each other!


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