woodandbronze Posted February 4, 2019 Report Share Posted February 4, 2019 Hi! Winter blahs have set in. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to get going in the morning. I don’t feel like going out, don’t feel like doing much, just want to stay in my jammies and veg… you know? So, I’ve decided to give myself a break this week and ease off a little bit when the challenge begins. As it happens, this challenge will be a shorter one because my trip to Portugal is in 4 weeks. Yay! My main quest continues to be my weight loss goal - lose 8.2kg by Dec. 31st and I’ve got 6.6kg to go SMART goals: In the last challenge, I worked to eliminate snacking and I did that by making sure my meals left me feeling satisfied. Problem was that I discovered mug cakes and came to rely on them more and more for dessert. Not good - even though they were low carb, too much sugar went back into my diet. So, I want to work on defining dessert as fruit or a cheese plate (cheese, nuts, fruit). I will continue to eliminate snacks from my diet, drink at least 1 glass of water before each meal, measure portions, eat greens every day, eat at the dining table (mindful eating), and not buy pasta, bread, cookies and other empty calories (except butter, cheese) when grocery shopping. Quest 2: lose body fat by getting stronger SMART goals: I will continue daily back exercises to help correct imbalances when doing unilateral exercises, train to defeat The Widowmaker (level 2 boss battle), and I’m going to reduce my cardio to just 20’/day. And if the weather isn't conducive to going out, I'll do my home gym routine (squats, doorway bodyweight rows, bodyweight deadlifts, knee pushups) to failure. Quest 3: work on my social skills SMART goals: Since I retired, I am socially isolated, and being an introvert doesn't make life easy in this respect. So, I’m going to read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and see how I can apply the principles in my life. Quest 4: learn the ukulele SMART goals: I’m going to make sure that I’ve memorized the chords covered in my lessons before moving on to the next one, and on days when I don’t feel like practicing I am going to either cut the practice short or break it up into shorter sessions interspersed through the day. 4 Quote NF Character Challenges: #2 16/09/19; First 5WC; #10 1/07/19; #9 27/05/19; #8 22/04/19; #7 18/03/19; #6 11/02/19; #5 7/01/19; #4 26/11/18; #3 22/10/18; #2 17/09/18; First 4WC Battle log: Embrace the small changes Link to comment
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