starpuck Posted June 15, 2020 Report Share Posted June 15, 2020 EMBRACE! verb (used with object), em·braced, em·brac·ing. to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly: to embrace an idea. to avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity. I have survived, I have persisted, but now it is time to start learning how to embrace. I've done well with really sticking to things through the first half of this year and had a lot of success through various goals. I'm the trimmest I've been in years, I'm strong, I'm healthy, I'm doing things that keep my mind sharp, and I'm practicing skills and hobbies. Initially, a lot of this was motivated by the idea of me controlling the parts of my life that I could during the Chaos™ and that's fine! But, as the weeks turn to months, and as someone who fully understands the idea of 'new normal' [from having three foot surgeries that have forever changed the mechanics of my foot] - I know there must come a time when I do more than endure, I have to embrace what is, and then eventually, I can learn to thrive. This challenge is about learning how to embrace the now. And there is much for me to learn how to embrace. THE BODY - Learn to embrace my body for what it is now, and what it can do. Continue moving it for functional strength and flexibility, and for cardiovascular health. Body acceptance as the appearance changes due to above, good habits. Fuel it with healthy options. Strength Days: 2-3 / week Move Days: Fill in 3 / week Stretch Days: On workout days always, +2 days foam rolling/stretching without it being after a workout. Find a good calorie range for maintenance, utilize the zig zag method. More veggies, watch the pm sweet treats. Unfiltered selfie; with body compliment: 1x/week Work on a PM wind down routine. Get off of video games with time to spare for other stuff! THE SOUL - Learn to embrace practices that benefit the heart and mind. Continue to do art; drawing, lessons, painting all count. Continue reading daily bible verses, work in a once a week study or plan to delve deeper. Art: 3-4 / week Daily Bible Verse Study point: 1 / week Reach out to friends, new and old, connect and serve: 1 / week Random act of Kindness: When given the opportunity Read: 2-3 / week Seems like a lot, and it is plenty. But several of those things are already habit and are just on here to maintain. I need to find good ways to track the sort of odd goals. And also decide if I am feeling like a BuJo, or online tracking thingus. Less theme-y for now too. That might change. Right now I feel like just getting some focus is more important than making it fun and pretty. There will always be gifs though. Because ... Gifs? 8 Quote Level 82 ~*~ Ranger Deviant Art Gallery || YouTube Channel Current Challenge "It is difficult. All things worth keeping are." Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2 "Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker." Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2 "Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder." Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda Spoiler ::PAST CHALLENGES:: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 77.5 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 Link to comment
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