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I've spent the last week trying to figure out what I wanted to work on this time. There are another of options, including carry-overs from my last challenge, but I think this time I want to go focus on health and fitness habits. I've let more than a few of these slip lately and this seems like a good time to be focusing there. So, back to basics!

 

Move It!

I started a bit of Yoga last challenge, but didn't really focus on it. This time I'm going to make that one of the primary things. What I'd really like to get to is a Yoga routine every morning and either cardio or strength training in the afternoon. So, here are my milestones for this one:

  • Do one morning Yoga routine
  • Do Yoga three mornings in a row
  • Do one kettle-bell session
  • Do kettle-bells twice in one week
  • Do one Zumba session
  • Do Zumba twice in one week
  • Ride the exercise bike once
  • Ride the exercise bike twice in one week
  • Do one Yoga, one kettle-bell session, one Zumba session, and one bike ride session in the same week

 

Nutrition

I don't have a specific plan here. Mostly I want to start being more aware of what I'm eating and making better choices.

  • Eat one fruit or vegetable a day for three days
  • Don't buy any junk food while grocery shopping
  • Don't eat any junk food on one day
  • Track all your food for one day
  • Track all your food three days in a row

 

Sleep

Yeah, I'm not doing well here. I'm getting enough sleep most days, but my schedule is completely off. This challenge, I'm going to work on getting that back to where it should be.

  • Wake-up on time once
  • Go to bed on time once
  • Wake-up on time three days in a row
  • Go to bed on time three days in a row
  • Turn off the computer before the block clicks on

 

Right. I think I'll start there. If I happen to clear any section before the end of the challenge then I'll add other milestones based off the ones I've hit. My goal for the end of this is to have a proper schedule in place with exercise and thinking about my food built in.

 

This may be one of those challenges where I have to adapt in the middle, but this is where I want to start.

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Okay, apparently a cold start for this isn't going to work. The "let's do this" part of my brain does not seem to engage until after at least one cup of coffee, which is a problem when that part of your brain is required to wake you up on time.

 

So, zero week is going to be about wrangling my inertia, I think. My goal is to be hitting my schedule reasonably on time by the time the challenge proper starts.

 

At the moment, I have not done any workouts, but I'm thinking of dragging my exercise bike out of the corner and riding it a bit, either now or after dinner. At least then I'll have done something today. At the moment, something is more than nothing, so I'll take it.

 

Also, I'm wearing my exercise clothes while doing laundry, since they were clean, and therefore feeling like I should be exercising...

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It took a long time, but I did eventually drag my exercise bike out of the corner and rode it for half-an-hour. Low resistance, but it's a start. Trying to decide if I want to do that again today or try something else. I think I might try something else to get some variety started.

 

Didn't wake up on time today, but I think I moved a little closer. I'll take it. 

 

Did okay on food yesterday, sort of. I mean, I tracked, so there's that. I also had some donuts, though. Oh well. They're gone now, so today should be better on the sugar side. 

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Good job on dragging the bike out... Which also counts as exercise haha

 

I'm finding waking up is easy enough it's the going to bed for me that is becoming the problem 😭 

 

How did your eating go today with the lack of those sweet sweet donuts?

 

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15 hours ago, Jupiter said:

Following!

 

Yay! 😊

 

18 hours ago, Rookie said:

How did your eating go today with the lack of those sweet sweet donuts?

14 hours ago, J3NN said:

So with you in the eating the sugar and sweets and things. It's like this concession to not getting to go out for treats or something.

Good luck!

 

Not getting treats is more difficult than I always expect it to be! I did okay yesterday. We ordered pizza, but skipped pop or desserts. I did get bread-sticks as an extra though, which I don't usually do. Still, in terms of extra food, better!

 

I tried a quick Zumba thing I found on YouTube. I think I could do more of these, though I think I'll start with randomly selected beginner's workouts until I find something I really like.

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1 hour ago, bdwilson said:

Not getting treats is more difficult than I always expect it to be! I did okay yesterday. We ordered pizza, but skipped pop or desserts. I did get bread-sticks as an extra though, which I don't usually do. Still, in terms of extra food, better!

Yesterday I made two trips to the store, the second time because there was a rumor that they had stocked toilet paper (they had it!)... but somehow cookies ended up in my bag with that tp...oops. At least I did get a short walk and yoga in.

 

I've got Zumba dvd's somewhere, I should dig those out... or just YouTube... I don't want to have to set up the dvd player!

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Well then, April didn't go as planned 😝

 

I have no excuse or explanation. I just, stopped wanting to do anything or be online too much, so, yeah. I did nothing this month.

 

Looking to try and turn it around in May, but right now, I'm going to be working on the baby-steps of, like, deciding to do something and then doing it. Whee! I'm going to try and check-in on a regular basis again, but getting here weekly will probably be a success 😋

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