bdwilson Posted June 24, 2019 Report Share Posted June 24, 2019 Hello Rebels! My name is BD and I just finished my first 4-week challenge in June. My goals are kind of all over the map, so this seems like the best place to settle for challenge two Carrying over my long-term goals: Increase muscle tone. Lose ~25 lbs and maintain it before my next birthday. Develop a meditation habit. Build up my savings, for peace of mind. Quests for the July 1 - July 28 challenge: Do a 10-minutes trainer workout every day. Get at least 7.5 hours of sleep. Continue to meditate five minutes every morning, and try to up it to 10 or 15 minutes. Review current expenses and savings and see if there's an opportunity to move more into savings. My workout time in the morning is pretty limited, more so lately (I'll touch on that in the next point), so to maintain it I want to establish a quick routine. I bought the 10MT workouts ages ago, did them for a while, but don't think I got through the recommended 30-day program. This time, my goal is to do that. With the warm-up and cool-downs I remember them being about 17 minutes, which fits in the space I have for them nicely. Over the last two months, I shifted to getting up at 5 AM, which as a night owl was perhaps not the best plan. But I had things I wanted to do, that was a good time to do them, seemed like a great idea. Worked well while I was rigorously defending my bed time, not so well when I let that slip. Got to the point I was so tired and grumpy that I finally crashed, slept an extra four hours one morning, and decided I needed to rethink the whole thing. I've made some progress sorting that out over the last week or so, but at this point I need to make sleep the priority. Ideally I'll get 8 hours, but I'll be happy with around 7.5 a night. Schedule being what it is, five minutes of meditation in the morning might be what I can do, but I think I've got it worked out so I can get up to 10. Given the amount of wandering my mind has done in the five minutes, that might be tricky. Really, though, this one if maintaining the habit I spent last month establishing. I want to get to the place where I don't have to think about doing it, but just do. After last month, I've got a good baseline budget. This month I'll be looking at expenses I can cut and see if I can tease out some more savings. 9 Quote Challenges: 1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | Current Link to comment
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