• Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Moros

Moros Keeps rebuilding - we have the technology

Recommended Posts

 

So mostly this challenge is a continuation, but I thought I would reach back to an older nerd show for inspiration:

 

giphy.gif

 

We can rebuild him - we have the technology.

 

Main goals are below the fold, but here's the main thing:

 

1. POST!  ACTUALLY POST!  POST!

2. Get better about scheduling my goals.  In other words - "I will do ACTION at TIME in LOCATION" - use better cues to do the things

3. Actually use the zero week to debug the challenge, and come back and edit this one.

 

Spoiler

Challenge 40.txt - Moros keeps rebuilding - we have the technology
Dates: 2019.04.22 to 2019.05.19
Zero Week is: 2019.04.15 to 2019.04.21

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Goals for this challenge:

1. Sleep and Morning Exercises (Red)
    A. Meditation with Calm                           - 1 pt  each time =  7 pts
    B. Mon, Wed, Fri - Legionary Workouts             - 5 pts each time = 15 pts
    C. Tue, Thu      - Ranger Workouts                - 3 pts each time =  6 pts
    D. Work on morning habits (5 min editing)         - 1 pt  each time =  7 pts   
    Total: 35 pts

2. Lunchtime quests (Yellow)
    A. Give support to at least three NF people in    - 2 pts each time = 14 pts
       the forums each day
    Total: 14 pts
    
3. Evening Health Routines (Green)
    A. Evening Preparation, including NF posts        - 4 pts each time = 28 pts
    B. Sun - Plan and work on NFAcademy quests        - 5 pts each time =  5 pts
       30 min
    C. Work on evening habits (10 min editing)        - 2 pts each time = 14 pts
    Total: 47 pts

4. Weekend Health Routines (Blue)
    A. Go to Yoga class, or do yoga at home with      - 4 pts each time =  4 pts
       Ms. Moros        
    Total: 4 pts
    
Total Exercise Points: 100

5. Food - the 80% of the battle (Orange)
    F1. Record Food Daily Using Notebook             -  3 pts each time = 63 pts
    F2. Drink water bottle daily                     -  2 pts each time = 14 pts
    F3. Omega 3 seafood - 5oz - 2x a week            -  5 pts each time = 10 pts
    F4. Better Brain book 15 min and take notes      -  4 pts each time =  8 pts
        Tue Night and Thu Night
    F5. Do one Better Brain quest a week             -  5 pts each time =  5 pts
        Plan on Monday for specific time
    
Total Food Points: 100 pts
    
Total Points: 200 points a week
    
---------------------------------------------------------------------
2019 Fitness Goals - Last Updated 2019.03.26

1. Complete the Nerd Fitness Academy quests by December 31st, 2019.
2. Be able to do 50 bodyweight pushups by October 29th, 2019.

Intentions that need to be converted into goals:

1. I am the type of person who eats healthy every day.
2. I eat celebration meals without guilt or shame.
3. Use "The Better Brain Solution" by Steven Masley as well as NF food
   recommendations to improve my diet

Use Strategy Goals, wherever possible, from SuperBetter:

"...Instead of focusing on a specific outcome (as with a difficult goal)
or a general effort level (as with a do-your-best goal), you put your
attention on learning and improving concrete skills and strategies that
will help you do better in the future...

"...When you adopt a strategy goal, you can be successful regardless of whether
you win the race or even finish it; and regardless of whether you’re 100 percent
debt-free in a year or just well on your way. You’re successful as long as
you’re learning and improving..."
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Things to remember:

1. Use the zero week to debug and think about the challenge.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
About (redacted):

Like a lot of NF people, I struggle with stuff besides physical fitness.  
I generally don't bring it up in this forum for a couple of reasons:

    1. Because of my and Ms. Moros's jobs, I have to be careful to not be too
    specific.
    
    2. I am very fortunate that I have a pretty good support system for stuff
    like ADHD, anxiety, depression, friends and romantic partners going
    through trauma work, family illness and trauma.  I know a lot of people
    at NF who aren't so fortunate, so I want to make it clear that I'm not
    judging anyone else's choice to share.  For me, NF is about getting
    physically healthier and getting more awesome (Rangerly) overall.  
    So, I try to keep the focus here on my physical stuff, not my emotional stuff.
    I have a tendency to over-share and I would rather be helpful to others
    here than complain about my own stuff.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Rewards for completing the challenge:

- Get some high quality hiking books - 80% or more.
     
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Possible Challenges and Adaption Strategies:

1. Make-up times - Sunday is reserved as a rest day, or as a make-up
   time for things not yet done.  Evenings can be make-up times also.

2. Plague Protocols - if really sick, sleep deprived, double points
   for whatever I get done.
   Do easiest to hardest - stop when I can't do more.
   Currently that is:
   
       A. Calm meditation
       B. Record Daily Food
       C. Prepare for the next day
    D. Yoga (restorative or Yin) rather than active Yoga
    E. Walking
    F. Bodyweight workouts
    
    Do other things to replace points:
    G. Reading about better form for exercises


3. Workout substitutions - when I can't do normal workouts for whatever
   reason
    
    - Can swim laps, or use bike, or walk at YMCA
    
4. Redacted Protocols
    

 

 

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zero Week - Day 1

 

1974-Six-Million-Dollar-Man.jpg

 

I actually had this lunchbox.

 

Today was good - did my morning exercises.  I was really tired after classes, and I had a lot of foot pain.  I did legs up the wall, which always helps, but I didn't have energy left to do the evening things. 

 

Exercise Points: 9

Food Points: 11

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the 6 Million Dollar Man!  You've been implementing some of the stuff from the Better Brain book for a while , right?  Do you feel it is helpful? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

I love the 6 Million Dollar Man!  You've been implementing some of the stuff from the Better Brain book for a while , right?  Do you feel it is helpful? 

 

I think so - the omega 3s for me seem to make a big difference.  I am slowly adding in the other things, and I tend to be pretty careful about vitamins, so that part's going slow.  A lot of it is very similar to NF, though there is more focus on cardio to keep the blood sugar balanced better.  We will see.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zero Week - Day 2

 

So, I got some walking in:

 

Stevesfirstrun.jpg

 

It did not look like this.  My food was not so great - we had a party in my department today, and the carbs came calling.  So, I can feel the sugar crash at the moment.

 

Exercise Points: 27

Food Points: 18

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zero Week - Day 3

 

So, I gave exams to my students today, which means they love me the way they love smallpox:

 

bb9fb8c1800f5e6cc4ee8995f4ff5ef7.jpg

 

I did do yoga this morning, and did ok.  My left shoulder is bugging me a lot, so I may need to have it looked at.  It's just not getting better.  My food was better than yesterday, and I am doing a better job logging it:

 

Exercise Points: 32

Food Points: 43

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zero Week - Day 4 - Moros is sleepy

 

So, I slept in a little, did my walking, and went to work.  Grading exams is all the fun you think it should be:

 

20-6.png

 

Got all my food tracking in, and I'm still pretty tired, so me and Ms. Moros are crashing early.

 

180710_3758046_The_Moon_and_the_Desert___Part_1.jpg

 

Fortunately, I do not look like this:

 

Exercise Points: 44

Food Points: 54

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zero Week - Day 7

 

Hi everybody.  I fell off the wagon a bit with regards to posting, but it was for a good cause.  This weekend, we celebrated Ms. Moros's birthday.  She was actually at a counseling workshop on her birthday, so we postponed until we had a good week.

 

We did many fun things, and ate at one of those Brazilian Steakhouses:

 

went-to-brazilian-steakhouse-filled-up-o

 

This was not us.

 

So, I've decided to use my zero week to debug my challenges from now on.  What I'm going to do is postpone the NFA work until I get through the Better Brain solution book.  It seems pretty difficult to do both at once - just in terms of time and mental space.  Also, working on my morning habits over the weekend is not a realistic goal, so I will drop those also.

 

Exercise Points for zero week: 53/100

Food Points for zero week: 66/100

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 1 - Did most of the things

 

So, despite the fact I stayed up way too late, I did most of the things.  Did my Yoga in the morning, and tracked my food.  Did not really eat very healthy, but that's an ongoing thing.

Watched the first two episodes of the Russian Doll on Netflix, and it's kind of bizarre.  Interesting though.

 

Really tired now, so off to bed.

 

Exercise Points 13/90

Food Points: 11/100

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 2 - Did the things!

 

So, the day went well from a NF perspective.  Got up, did my walk, logged my food.  I also did some of my Better Brain Solution reading, and created some action items.

 

I make you aware of this amazing work of art (which contains no spoilers):

 

 

 

Exercise Points: 26/100

Food Points: 31/100

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Days 3-4 -Computer upgrades and Redacted

 

So, Ms. Moros needed some extra help on Wednesday night, so I missed my report then.  This morning, after I walked, I went to the computer store, to get a needed upgrade of my laptop.  It needed to be done, but took most of the day.  Ate ok near the computer store, but ate heavier when I got home.  Walked again this morning - it's really nice to see that habit beginning to come back.

 

Watched Dr. Strange to prepare for the Avengers coming soon.

 

I apparently forgot that the six million dollar man and Captain Kirk teamed up together:

 

3254ceaf27411fe17e0564f15b5d4eb1.jpg

 

Exercise Points: 43/90 (the 100 from Day 2 was a typo)

Food Points: 58/100

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Week 1 Update - Not bad

 

So, overall week 1 went well - a lot better than recent challenges.  I think focusing on fewer things, and putting them away is the way I need to go. 

 

tenor.gif

 

The challenges are in the evening.  I think being really tires, possible medication stuff is the issue. 

 

Exercise Points: 69/90

Food Points: 91/100

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 8 - Another Long Monday

 

Mondays are eternally long for me.  It's my big teaching day, and we are almost at the end of the semester. 

 

In addition, students that you have never seen magically appear:

 

professor-roast-students-meme-david-red-

 

 

Note - most students are not like this.  However, the ones that do are maddening.

 

Did my morning stuff, despite foot pain.  Again, evening fell apart.  I need to figure out what is going on.

 

Exercise Points: 69/180

Food Points: 102/200

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/30/2019 at 10:27 AM, Moros said:

Again, evening fell apart.  I need to figure out what is going on.


Will be interesting to see if this gets easier once the semester is over.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonder if the evening fall apart is because the days are long.  Maybe having an easy dinner already prepped would help? Or having a snack in the late afternoon since you know it's a long day?

 

Tonight's dinner since I was working out it in the yard all day was tuna salad: tuna, chopped onions and pickles and mayonnaise. Then some baby carrots to go with. That is one of my  go to easy meal fall backs

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/2/2019 at 9:36 PM, Xena said:


Will be interesting to see if this gets easier once the semester is over.

 

I do think that's part of it, but I think there's more too it.  I plan to do some experimentation this summer to figure it out.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/2/2019 at 9:48 PM, Elastigirl said:

Wonder if the evening fall apart is because the days are long.  Maybe having an easy dinner already prepped would help? Or having a snack in the late afternoon since you know it's a long day?

 

I think this is definitely part of it, and I just need to take lunch and an afternoon snack on my long teaching days.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Week 2 Update - grrr

 

I would like to say things are going like this:

 

lee-majors-six-million-dollar-manjpg.jpg

 

But they are kind of going like this:

 

3975959e4fc5b48345371d65161dee3dcb67fc50_hq.jpg

 

The goal is to get them back to like this:

 

Bucky_Shield.png

 

Obstacles are plantar fasciitis pain, eating like an idiot (way too much sugar), and I need a lot more sleep. 

 

Commitments:

I will call my podiatrist today.

I will get back to eating better.

 

Only a dead legionary gives up.

 

Exercise Points: 103/180

Food Points: 142/200

 

Edit - got an appointment with my podiatrist on Thursday.

 

Edited by Moros
Updated commitment
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wait, what? Actual medical advice rather than advice of dubious quality from random people (possible crackpots) on the forum?

 

Ok I guess, but tell us what the podiatrist says :-)

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/6/2019 at 7:41 PM, Xena said:

Wait, what? Actual medical advice rather than advice of dubious quality from random people (possible crackpots) on the forum?

 

Ok I guess, but tell us what the podiatrist says :-)

 

1. Most NF are more knowledgeable than random people on the internet.

2. Even if they are crackpots, NF are far more interesting crackpots. :)

 

So, I did go to the podiatrist, and it turns out it is a big no-no to be wearing my new orthotics, plus the foot brace.  He gave me the polite "You're an idiot" look.  But, he did give me more steriods, and told me what to do differently. The foot is getting better, but it takes a while.

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 24 Update

 

So, I'm finally on the other side of finals:

 

giphy.gif

 

 

My feet still hurt, but are recovering.  Ate like a 12-year old boy over the weekend, but now I'm back.  Pointwise, the challenge has not been great, but I will try to finish strong.

 

 

 

Exercise Points: 159/360

Food Points: 198/400

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now