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I've rewritten this a bunch of times and even put off hitting submit.  I cut a bunch of it out too because I didn't want the first post to be a downer to me. It's in another post but this is about starting new.  Not sure how to start this but I know that I have put off my health for long enough.

 

I've struggled with typical challenges and how to figure out using a battle log but figured, might as well try again. I'm not sure how this is going to go but my hope is to at least check in monthly. When I set myself up for too much I get overwhelmed and just stop.  

 

Monthly Focus & Check In

JANUARY - 15 mins of cleaning a day and creating and sticking to my budget

FEBRUARY - Build an AM, PM, cleaning and workout routine and log at least 4 days of food and exercise on MyFitnessPal

MARCH - Limit eating out (only allow 4 meals out) and figure out the small goals I can work on to achieve my ideal routine. 

APRIL

MAY -

JUNE -

JULY -

AUGUST -

SEPTEMBER -

OCTOBER -

NOVEMBER -

DECEMBER -

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Potential Goals for 2021

Pay off 1 credit - Bank (November)

Pay off 1 credit - BN (June)

Build a morning routine

Build a night routine

Whole30

Stay on budget

Multiple fitness related goals - I'll think up specifics later

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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I don't know if I'll fall back or not but 2020 has not been good to my health. I started off 2020 with a great Whole30 and then March hit and I stopped caring. It's amazing what 14 days of isolation will do to you. I never knew how much going to my job helped keep me in better mental and physical shape. I've gained weight, I have new aches, I stopped making my own food and ordered way too much delivery, and get winded easily. To be honest, as I've been writing this, I'm sure I'm using the pandemic as a crutch and an excuse. It's an easy excuse. 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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So for January I decided that I should get my budget back on track and spend at least 15 mins a day cleaning. During this pandemic I've spent way too much money on food delivery like doordash. This is very annoying since I have plenty of food at home, waiting to be used. I also spent a bunch of time updating my 2021 budget but will have to update the yearly budget at the end of the month because my paychecks will most likely have a different amount than I expect. 

 

This week I'm working on no doordash or drive thru meals. I have 2 grocery deliveries coming and they are already planned into my budget. 

 

Today I spent 15 mins cleaning up my living room and cleaning up the gift wrap station I made for wrapping Christmas presents.

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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First week of January down and it's been a shit storm.

 

Goal wise I have done pretty good. I've spent at least 15 mins cleaning each day and some days more.

 

Budget wise I've spent $25 more on food than I've wanted but it could have been more. Wednesday's US events caused my family group chat to imploded and some real hurtful things were exposed. I was in a meeting all morning while this implosion happened and had no time to eat the lunch I brought. I ended up getting fast food before my afternoon appointments and did a real good job just ordering things to fix my hungry and not my emotions. I held fast to co-worker peer pressure to order in lunch on Thursday. Friday my family drama was still going and it made my heart hurt. I almost broke down and ordered comfort food. While I was running errands today I stopped and picked up some lunch/dinner. 

 

Tonight's plan is to dive into a library book and forget everything. I've read 9 books this year so far and I'm thinking it might be a fun goal to try to read a book a day. It's unrealistic, as the most I've ever read in a year is 177,  but could be a fun one to try. 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Checking in since it's the last few days of January. 

I've done an ok job sticking to the cleaning goal. While I might not have cleaned 15 mins a day I did hit that total in cumulative time spent cleaning.

 

I've done a great job avoiding Doordash and only ate a out a few times.  I've spent a little more in groceries but only about $40. My big problem this month, I went on a shopping spree. I was kind of excited on the 20th and might have expressed that with money. While I didn't stick to that in my budget, I did great everywhere else though!

 

I'm going to keep on the budget thing for next month and want to focus on building a routine. 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

HFC for Life!

 

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Signed up again on MyFitnessPal so I could start tracking calories again. It's been a long time since I've actually tracked calories from food and exercise. I know I don't like doing it for too long but I need a reminder how much I'm actually eating. 

 

I really want to succeed and not burn out so I do need to be careful. For February, I want to make sure I log at least 4 days of food and exercise. 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

HFC for Life!

 

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Because of the pandemic and me working from home, I've had a lot of circulation issues. I sit from 7:30am to 3:30pm with maybe 2 breaks. I just forget to move because I'm so focused on work. To help with this, I bought a Cubii, under the desk elliptical. I'm finding its a great way to get my legs moving and going throughout the day and a good way to get back into cardio.

 

On 1/10/2021 at 3:15 PM, Jonesy said:

Tonight's plan is to dive into a library book and forget everything. I've read 9 books this year so far and I'm thinking it might be a fun goal to try to read a book a day. It's unrealistic, as the most I've ever read in a year is 177,  but could be a fun one to try. 

 

Also, I'm super proud of myself for keeping this insane goal going. I've read a few short stories, listened to audiobooks and found a lot new books (thanks kindle unlimited) and have tons of home time due to the pandemic to read. I'm currently at 51 books and listening to Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski. So lucky my library has all of the books in audiobook! Also, I love multitasking and can pedal on the Cubii and read and not feel like I'm going to hurt myself. I seriously don't know how people read at the gym. I can barely walk without tripping, add in a book and a treadmill or elliptical, no. 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

HFC for Life!

 

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I'm doing pretty well. I'm logging my food and doing a surprisingly good job staying within the limits. I think a huge part is not eating out and making the effort to cook. I've been trying to set a goal of using my Cubii at least 30 mins a day. I did great last week but couldn't talk myself into doing it yesterday. I'm finding that Mondays are NOT a good day for me because I don't have any self-control when it comes to enforcing a bedtime for myself. 

 

I started a new workout plan today and it's embarrassing how far I have fallen.
Arrested Development Mistake GIF

I was not a strong person when I was working out fairly regular but the workout I did today, there were 2 exercises I couldn't even do. I give myself some credit for at least trying them when I KNEW I was not going to be able to. I did pick this workout as my first one back because I wanted a starting point and felt this was a good way to start. I didn't know how much of a bummer it would be though. 

 

Cubii - 30 mins

 

Full Body Strength: Burn Out

Perform 1 sets of as many reps as possible of the following 10 exercises, resting as long as you need in between.

  1. Squats - 16
  2. Push Ups - 6 (Modified)
  3. Step Ups - 15 per side
  4. Plank Presses - 1 (Not even 1. I tried 2 but couldn't push up)
  5. Triceps Dips - 0 (tried) 
  6. Glute Bridges - 21
  7. Superman's - 8
  8. Shoulder Taps - 0 (tried) 
  9. Split Squats - L-11, R-14
  10. Crunches - 18

Total Time: 40 mins

 

I have not done a workout since early last year so honestly, I'm just glad I did it and didn't talk myself out of it.  

Good To See You Thanks For Coming GIF by Peloton

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

HFC for Life!

 

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So February sucked. I failed to complete any routine I tried and did OK with logging food for the first 2 weeks. The only thing I believe was successful was figuring out an ideal routine, I think. Now I just need to figure out how to alter my habits to in small batches and steps. For March, I want to focus on not eating out and finding the best way to start building the routine below. 

 

 Ideal Routine 

5:30am-6am : Wake Up

6am-6:30am : Meditation/Stretching/Yoga

6:30am-7:30am : Breakfast and get ready for day

7:30am-3:30pm : Work/Errands/Home Duties/School

3:30pm-9:30pm : Free time/Hobbies/Dinner

9:30pm-10pm : Get ready for bed and in bed by 10pm

 

 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

HFC for Life!

 

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