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On 12/11/2019 at 6:19 AM, Rookie said:

yesyesyes the Smallville scene ❤️ I was like AWWWWWWWW it made me happy lol. 

 

3rd episode was like mkay mkay mkay lol My favourite episode so far is the second episode in the crossover. Also when they make jokes like "I promised my team they wouldn't be in another crossover" it amuses me so much. 

 

LOL, yeah, I love when they make jokes like that. I think I liked the 3rd episode more than the 2nd actually LOL, especially the cameos. The Lucifer cameo was a huge surprise. I was not expecting that one, but I loved it so much., and now I want a mini series with Lucifer and Constantine. That would be so fun to watch. 

 

On 12/11/2019 at 6:19 AM, Rookie said:

Good job with your goals so far! You are making some progress

 

Thanks! :)

 

On 12/11/2019 at 7:55 AM, nianjufe said:

Crushing your goals like

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Way to go!

 

Thanks! :D 

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Wednesday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week ✔️ -- Meant to do some yoga but I felt like walking instead. 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies ✔️ -- More fruit. This is apparently a fruit week.

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline ✔️ -- Half the outline is down, another half to go. 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  -- Not quite done yet, still have about 20% left to go. 

        - Cook once this month

        - Go to bed half an hour early  -- Eh, didn't quite make it last night. It was more like 15 minutes early rather than a half hour. 

 

Loved last night's crossover episode! So many good points. Loved the Birds of Prey and Lucifer cameos, the heart-to-heart between Barry and Jefferson and between Kate and Kara...and then there's Lex Luthor. Such a horrible person, but such a good villain. I can't believe we have to wait until January for the last half. 😢

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Thursday's Stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes

 

No workouts, though I did take the stairs a couple of times at work today. 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- Revised 2 and a half pages.

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month

        - Go to bed half an hour early  -- Only went to bed 15 minutes early again. 

 

So there was supposed to be a rest day somewhere in here between yesterday and today, and it didn't quite happen. Although since I didn't do much today, I guess today can be a sort of rest day? 

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12 hours ago, Jupiter said:

So there was supposed to be a rest day somewhere in here between yesterday and today, and it didn't quite happen. Although since I didn't do much today, I guess today can be a sort of rest day? 

What if you assigned yourself a 'rest day task', or something like that to make it easier to remember to take a break? Maybe a colouring book or a walk outside or something?

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Can confirm that taking time to rest is good. But it's weird, too; one thing I struggle with a lot is external pressure on my times of rest. Like, if I set up an alarm clock, I know I'll wake up super early because there's something about that that just cues me toward waking up. I haven't figured out what it is yet - it doesn't appear to be chemical - so I can't solve it, but I do think that the pressure's a part of it.

 

Which is all to say, you need to find a way toward R&R without feeling like it's something you're pressured to do. It'll interfere with your efforts if you do.

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Friday's Stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes

 

Ended up working a little later than planned, so no workout again. Bosses have been telling us for the last few weeks that our volume would be slowing down for the next few months, but I'm not seeing it yet. 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  ✔️ -- Had some fruit, and veggies for both lunch and dinner. First time in a while doing both in one day. Score.

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- Revised about a page and a half. I'm having some issues with this part, can't figure out the right amount of tension for this scene quite yet. It's driving me a little crazy. 😕 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  ✔️ -- I've reached 29 books this year. If I can get to 30 books by the end of the year, I'll be happy (though of course I'm aiming for more).

        - Cook once this month -- I think I might cook this weekend. We'll see. 

        - Go to bed half an hour early  -- 15 minutes early again. 

 

I have posts to respond to, but my brain is dead tonight, so I think I'll go watch some mindless TV for a bit. I'll respond tomorrow. Hope everyone has a good night. :) 

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On 12/13/2019 at 9:00 AM, Defining said:

What if you assigned yourself a 'rest day task', or something like that to make it easier to remember to take a break? Maybe a colouring book or a walk outside or something?

 

Yeah I may have to do that, otherwise I will definitely forget and I'll try to keep pushing until I can't take anymore. Which is probably not a good way to operate LOL.

 

On 12/13/2019 at 10:52 AM, Kishi said:

Can confirm that taking time to rest is good. But it's weird, too; one thing I struggle with a lot is external pressure on my times of rest. Like, if I set up an alarm clock, I know I'll wake up super early because there's something about that that just cues me toward waking up. I haven't figured out what it is yet - it doesn't appear to be chemical - so I can't solve it, but I do think that the pressure's a part of it.

 

Which is all to say, you need to find a way toward R&R without feeling like it's something you're pressured to do. It'll interfere with your efforts if you do.

 

It's not really something I feel pressured to do, more like the opposite. I decide to take a break, or I tell myself I'm going to take a break, and then I turn around and say, "Well, but I can still do this, that and the other first, I should do that" and then the break/rest day never happens. So a rest day is something I need to figure out how to incorporate and also make sure I don't feel like I'm being lazy and unproductive. 

 

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Saturday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week ✔️ -- Walked twice this week instead of once. 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies 

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- Revised 3 pages. I think I figured out what the issue is and I think I fixed it. I'll take another look at it tomorrow. I'm really hoping I can finish this chapter by tomorrow and finally move on to the next. 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month -- Well, I went to the grocery store and bought some breakfast stuff, so this may be happening tomorrow. Cross your fingers.

        - Go to bed half an hour early ✔️

 

And hey, I upgraded to Malcontent. :)

 

 

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Sunday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week ✔️ -- Got in 20 minutes. Wasn't sure I was going to make it, but I got it done. 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies ✔️ -- Continuing the fruit trend. Had a ginormous apple. 

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- Revised another 3 pages, and I'm done with this chapter. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet, but it's done. 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month ✔️ -- Was craving an egg mcmuffin, so I made my own. Nothing fancy, just an English muffin, egg and cheese. But I made it myself, so it totally counts.

        - Go to bed half an hour early ✔️ -- Went to bed half an hour early last night, though I didn't sleep much again. Not sure why. 😕 

 

And I even cleaned and did 3 loads of laundry. Not bad for a Sunday. :) 

 

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On 12/13/2019 at 8:26 PM, Jupiter said:

Ended up working a little later than planned, so no workout again. Bosses have been telling us for the last few weeks that our volume would be slowing down for the next few months, but I'm not seeing it yet. 

Is there a way to get in a short walk or desk stretch at work? Would something like that count under your 10% plan?

 

14 hours ago, Jupiter said:

 

And I even cleaned and did 3 loads of laundry. Not bad for a Sunday. :) 

 

Looks like you're working within what life is throwing at you, that's amazing! 

 

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On 12/15/2019 at 8:05 PM, fitnessgurl said:

Great job!

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Aw, thanks! :) 

 

12 hours ago, nianjufe said:

Is there a way to get in a short walk or desk stretch at work? Would something like that count under your 10% plan?

 

Probably, if I could ever get away from my desk. ;)  I've been trying to take the stairs a couple of times a day at work that way at least I get in some form of exercise if I don't end up doing anything else, but it depends on how busy I am. 

 

12 hours ago, nianjufe said:

Looks like you're working within what life is throwing at you, that's amazing! 

 

Thanks, doing my best. :) 

 

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Monday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week ✔️ -- Ended up adding a third set again. And stairs. I'm sure I'm going to pay for it tomorrow. 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies ✔️

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. ✔️ -- Started rewriting this chapter and got in about a page. It's going to be a little rough. And now I'm not sure I like the chapter I just finished. I'm wondering if I need to split part of the last half between that chapter and this one. 😕 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  ✔️ -- Only got through about 20% of this book before I called it quits, but I'm still counting it as a book read.

        - Cook once this month 

        - Go to bed half an hour early -- Only went to bed about 20 minutes early last night. 

 

 

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Tuesday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes ✔️ -- Was really sore from strength training yesterday so I only did 10 minutes of yoga today. Also did stairs at work. 

        - Strength training 5 minutes

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies 

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. ✔️ -- Went back to the last chapter. I don't like certain parts of it now so I'm making a few adjustments. Also I'm thinking of moving the last page or two to the next chapter instead. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month 

        - Go to bed half an hour early ✔️ 

 

So, today was very much a 10% day. 

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8 hours ago, fitnessgurl said:

Same. Not sure what's going on. I have cut down on bread. Maybe that's it.

 

Hmm maybe? Or maybe you're not eating enough? I think that was my problem today (well, yesterday and today). 

 

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Wednesday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes ✔️ 

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies ✔️ -- Ate almost 2 servings of fruit.

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️  -- Roughly 2-ish pages. I think I've decided that the last 5 pages of this chapter should go into the next chapter, which will give me more room to expand the scene a little more. 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month 

        - Go to bed half an hour early ✔️ 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Jupiter said:

Hmm maybe? Or maybe you're not eating enough?

Do you ever get so involved with something that you forget to eat?

I'm thinking that's what is going on. I've had that problem before.

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On 12/18/2019 at 7:54 PM, fitnessgurl said:

Do you ever get so involved with something that you forget to eat?

I'm thinking that's what is going on. I've had that problem before.

 

Mmm, yeah sounds like that's probably it. That happens to me sometimes too, though usually it's because I'm not that hungry or I don't feel like eating and then it comes back to bite me later. 

 

11 hours ago, fitnessgurl said:

Stopping in to see how you're doing. :)

 

 

Hi, thank you for checking in! I really appreciate it. :D Doing all right, I've got my updates below. :) 

 

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Yesterday I was super exhausted so I decided it would be a rest day. We were just slow enough that I could leave work a little early, so I read for a while (finally got A Discovery of Witches from the library, I've been waiting for it for months after I saw the TV show. I'm thinking I like the show better, but the book's not too bad so far.) and watched a movie. Amazing how much free time I have when I'm not working all the time. Anyway, picked right back up with the routine today, surprisingly feeling 100%. 

 

Friday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week ✔️ -- Got in a little more than 20 minutes. 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes 

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  ✔️  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies 

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️  -- Moved the last 5 pages to the next chapter and am working on expanding them. I wasn't sure this was the right move at first but now I'm pretty happy with it. This scene definitely needs another page or two (or three maybe) and some things fleshed out a little more. 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month 

        - Go to bed half an hour early 

 

It's getting about that time to take a look at everything I've done over the last few weeks and start making adjustments. Need to think about it for a bit. 

 

 

 

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Saturday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week ✔️ 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes 

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies ✔️ 

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline ✔️ 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month 

        - Go to bed half an hour early

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Sunday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week ✔️  -- 25 minutes. 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes 

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies ✔️ 

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- Revised all the pages. Oi. 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month ✔️  -- Got in an extra cooking day. Made another breakfast sandwich. 

        - Go to bed half an hour early

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Monday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week ✔️ -- The squats and planks are getting a bit easier I think, so yay. :)  Arm strength though leaves a bit to be desired. 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes 

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies ✔️ -- Had one and a half servings of fruit. Getting a little better at least. I was expecting this one to happen once or twice a week, maybe, but so far I've been having at least one serving of fruit almost every day. Another yay. :) 

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- Another 'revised all the pages' day. I had my writing mentor take a look at my last chapter and she gave me all kinds of good feedback, so I've gone back through the whole thing between yesterday and today. I think my problem was that I didn't have the villain's motivation in this scene fully fleshed out. Now that I do, it changes things. Like, a lot of things, LOL. Hopefully I can have it all fixed in the next few days. That will give me a better idea of how to move forward in the next chapter. 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month 

        - Go to bed half an hour early -- Only went to bed about 20 minutes early last night, but still better than nothing. 

 

I've been thinking about my goals for 2020. I think my fitness and nutrition goals will stay the same-ish for a while, but I'm considering my creativity/miscellaneous goals. I know I want to add more reading (and writing, of course, always the writing), but I'm debating whether I want to add a drawing goal again. I had one this year but then between the day job and working on my novel, it kind of fell by the wayside. I'm not sure if I want to add it again, but I miss it (not that I'm very good, mind, but it's fun). So, still debating. 😕 

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2 hours ago, Jupiter said:

Monday's stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week 

        - Strength training 10 minutes once a week ✔️ -- The squats and planks are getting a bit easier I think, so yay. :)  Arm strength though leaves a bit to be desired. 

        - Walking 30 minutes once a week 

 

10% plan:

        - Yoga 10 minutes 

        - Strength training 5 minutes 

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat some fruit and veggies 2-3 times a week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat some fruit or veggies ✔️ -- Had one and a half servings of fruit. Getting a little better at least. I was expecting this one to happen once or twice a week, maybe, but so far I've been having at least one serving of fruit almost every day. Another yay. :) 

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- Another 'revised all the pages' day. I had my writing mentor take a look at my last chapter and she gave me all kinds of good feedback, so I've gone back through the whole thing between yesterday and today. I think my problem was that I didn't have the villain's motivation in this scene fully fleshed out. Now that I do, it changes things. Like, a lot of things, LOL. Hopefully I can have it all fixed in the next few days. That will give me a better idea of how to move forward in the next chapter. 

        - Write down 1 new plot point a week for my new outline 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 1 book a week  

        - Cook once this month 

        - Go to bed half an hour early -- Only went to bed about 20 minutes early last night, but still better than nothing. 

 

I've been thinking about my goals for 2020. I think my fitness and nutrition goals will stay the same-ish for a while, but I'm considering my creativity/miscellaneous goals. I know I want to add more reading (and writing, of course, always the writing), but I'm debating whether I want to add a drawing goal again. I had one this year but then between the day job and working on my novel, it kind of fell by the wayside. I'm not sure if I want to add it again, but I miss it (not that I'm very good, mind, but it's fun). So, still debating. 😕 

You're making great progress!

I was thinking about drawing too. I'm very much a beginner though.

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23 hours ago, fitnessgurl said:

You're making great progress!

I was thinking about drawing too. I'm very much a beginner though.

 

Thank you! :) 

 

I've drawn off and on over the years so I'm not quite a beginner, but it's not something I've ever done seriously. However, I have some drawing how-to books I've never really looked at and that I'd like to make use of so I'd like to make it more of a habit. ;) 

 

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I had planned to do all this work today but decided after I got off work that I didn't want to do anything. It's Christmas Eve, dang it, and I wanted to enjoy it. So I binge watched a few episodes of The Gifted season 2 and Legacies season 1 while I wrapped presents. I'm telling myself not to regret the downtime, but it's hard. 

 

Oh, and I also did weights for a few minutes, had 2 servings of fruit and I wrote some notes for this chapter. 

 

Anyway, hope everyone had a great Christmas Eve and that you all have a great Christmas tomorrow (for those who celebrate). 

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