Manarelle Posted July 30, 2019 Report Share Posted July 30, 2019 For the most part, this will be a typical challenge. I've got my life in a good place, and just plugging away at keeping it there. My four main hobbies haven't changed, but I am going to cheat on one of them a little bit this time: Languages: Keep up French and Russian study. Exercise: M/W/F lift weights, Tu/Th/Su cardio and PT. I actually haven't done cardio on Sundays, but it wouldn't hurt to add it in. Crafting: Finish the work pants so I can play with cosplay stuff when it arrives. Learning: Drawing class starting 8/14. I've been really going after academic learning for about the last 6 years or so, when I stumbled across a "drawing for the absolute beginner" class offered online (!!) through the local community college. My schedule is pretty set, so squeezing in a physical classroom type class would be more chaos than I want; online is definitely best so I can squeeze in bits and pieces around other things. I guess with scanners and drawing tablets being more common, though, there's no reason not to offer art online. So yeah, cheating a little bit and calling art "learning." I did little stick figure sketches for an online journal a while back, but I don't consider myself to have any drawing skill outside of that; would be nice to at least get some basics down. For as much as I love having tailored, super comfy work pants, it takes forever to get myself motivated to make them.The difficult part (the zipper) is already done, so it's just the boring construction, fitting, and finishing parts that are left; I just need to actually do them. Hopefully, the fact that I've ordered bits for a new cosplay will motivate me to finish, as I refuse to have two projects going at once. We shall see. Finally, I have one new, traditional-style goal: Eat one banana or one vegetable every day. Why? I haven't eaten vegetables more than once every few months for 21 years, and I recognize that would be helpful to hitting my "be active to/past age 100" goal. I got a head of cauliflower last weekend and have been slooooooowly nibbling on it off and on, but I suspect it will go bad long before I eat it all. The few veggies I don't absolutely gag at are: carrots, cauliflower, artichoke (heavily disguised in cheese dip only), and zucchini (heavily disguised in zucchini bread only). Obviously, the last two are pretty overall unhealthy, and every time I read up on carrots, it includes "this is the veggie with the highest sugar content so don't eat lots" so it feels pointless. BUT.... it's still a veggie and I'm sure it's better than nothing, so I'm going to try. I stopped eating bananas a while back because a) calorie-heavy, and b) not filling, but a recent doctor's visit showed my potassium as being a bit low. I know there are other things that are also potassium-heavy, but most of them are either disgusting, high-sugar fruits, or potatoes, and I know I'd wuss out of veggies and just eat those instead. So again, we shall see. 3 Quote Manarelle the Level 60 Amazon Assassin Challenges: 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, Current Link to comment
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