sylph Posted July 29, 2019 Report Share Posted July 29, 2019 Okay, unchallenging last time 'round got me back in the swing of things (kind of). Time to take some of that momentum and do something with it. The timing for this challenge is actually pretty opportune. Full disclosure: I tend to lose the workout habit with releases for my favorite video games. It's a major stress reliever for me and also a "quality time with hubs" activity. So, coming up in September are two fairly major releases which will lure me with their sirens' calls: Borderlands 3 (Sept 13th) and the next expansion for Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (Sept 17th). Destiny for sure will be a day one purchase (and possible a couple days of vacation taken). BL3 isn't such a persistent online world that you need to keep up with so much, so that one may keep until the holidays or something. Throw in some Division 2 as my 'casual' game and that's a LOT of gaming time. Having this 5 week challenge to rebuild some habits prior to getting lost in some video games should help somewhat to build up a head of steam to help me keep my health as a priority. I'll figure out specific goals over the next week or so, but (as usual) they will likely touch on some amount of regular movement, keeping a handle on food, maintaining a reduced alcohol intake, etc. I also have a very specific task to review page proofs and update the index for the textbook I co-authored/co-revised last year. Since the deadline for that is in approximately three weeks, that'll get wrapped into this challenge as well. Oh yeah, still not doing assassin-y things. Alrighty. Some goals. Move. Two weight training sessions and two 'cardio' sessions per week. These can be on the same day, if I so desire. Ancillary goal: figure out an actual weight training routine to minimize faffing about and support progress. Food. Track calories again. It works when I do it, so why not do it? Ancillary goal: eat more like a grown up and actually assemble/cook food that resembles a meal once per week (5x total for this challenge) Work. As mentioned, proofs have come back for the text book that consumed my life for much of last year. Indexing and final proof review are due in 3 weeks. Get this done. There may be an ancillary goal here, time will tell. Clean. A simple goal to help build the habit of having a cleaner kitchen on a more regular basis: at the end of each day, load the dishwasher and run it overnight if needed. Empty the following day. Ancillary goal: scoop the damn cat litter daily. 1 Quote Link to comment
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