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So this 5 week challenge is going to be a tough one to keep up with. It's going to be a hectic few weeks. I'm getting back to traveling, but not in my normal manner. My normal is flying Monday and Thursday, on site and in a hotel Monday-Thursday and home Friday-Sunday. This schedule has now turned into 2 days of driving, 8 days of work and then somehow getting home (yup I'm 1000 miles from home, am leaving in just over a week, and my company hasn't figured out how I'm getting home). I don't know what I'm doing next week let alone a few weeks from now. I normally use consistency in my schedule to keep me exercising and I always struggle when it changes. Yea, this is going to be tough


So here is my overarching goal for this challenge: do stuff


Rather than setting aggressive goals and then giving up when I don't get close I'm going to leave everything flexible and try to just keep moving


  • Goal 1: do some form of exercise for 15 days over the next 5 weeks, doing at least one thing per week
    • Ideally that would be at least 1 running and 2 lifting per week, but we'll see how that works
    • Stretch goal: lift 3 times per week and run 3 times per week (and catch up with being behind for the NF5k training)
  • Goal 2: Track my water at work and fill my pitcher at home
    • If I'm not careful I won't drink enough water, but if I make sure I always have some next to me I should be fine. Tracking at work and filling a pitcher at home are things I've found to be effective
  • Goal 3: Take a dance class
    • Originally this goal was going to be a mental health goal to do each week, I'll still try that, but let's start with one


Lame goals, but they will prevent me from doing nothing!


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So far it's going okay


I've done 3 exercise days: 1 lifting, 1 running, and 1 dancing. None of them were particularly good but I did them none the less


I've been kind of tracking water. I say kind of because for 2/4 days I was at half my goal and 1/4 days I was a a quarter and I'm hoping I actually drank more water than that and just didn't record it


As for dancing, I didn't take a class but I did dance. I actually found a video that has the choreography from a combo that I loved that I learned at an nycda dance competition in 2012. It was great to be able to do that combo again, even if it shows how much better shape I was in at 18 lol


I'm chugging along. I just need to figure out this new normal. At least I finally figured out how I'm getting home on Wednesday! Just booked my flight

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Week 2 update:


The exercise slowed down a bit last week. I did 1 dance class and 1 lifting. I had a lot of trouble convincing myself to run in 90F weather. But I'm getting ready to go run now so I'll have a good start to the 4 I need to do this week to make up for a lost one last week.


Water drinking has been on and off. I didn't fill my pitcher while at home and only realized around 4 pm that I hadn't had any water all day. Pitcher filling now so I'm working on that.


Man I am not good at keeping healthy when my schedule changes

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On 7/5/2020 at 10:15 AM, Latrop said:

Man I am not good at keeping healthy when my schedule changes

I feel this.


On 7/5/2020 at 10:15 AM, Latrop said:

I had a lot of trouble convincing myself to run in 90F weather.

I always think maybe I'll get up and go early, and then I laugh at my own joke.  It's just so gross and takes too long no matter what speed I can pull off.

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Week 3 and 4 update


Yup, funky new schedule threw me for a loop. I haven't even thought about about this for the past 2 weeks. Let's see how I did...


Goal 1:

Looks like I did 1 workout, 2 runs, 4 walks and 1 dance class. That's 8 more bringing me to 13. Only 2 to go! I can definitely do that this week.


Goal 2: 

I definitely haven't filled my water pitcher since I got home 4 days ago. Working on that. 6 out of 7 days I recorded (at least some) of my water while traveling!


Goal 3: I believe last week was my 3rd dance class. Maybe I'll even be able to do one in person in 2 weeks!

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Week 5 update


Goal 1: DONE!

Apparently I lifted once, ran once, and walked once. That's 16 over 5 weeks!


Goal 2: meh

I filled my pitcher most days. Remembering to drink when I'm home is not my strong suit


Goal 3: DONE!

No additional dance classes, but I've done 3 in the past 5 weeks. Win!


Yup this is it. I got about what I expected out of this month. Next month will be better goals and progress will be made!

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