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Health Team

I am working with my therapist (Taylor), nutritionist (Rebecca), and coach (Amy) to try to heal and take excellent care of myself. I'll report in on the homework that they give me as we go forward.

 

Therapy

- working on trying to do nice things for myself when I get stuck in a shame spiral

 

Nutrition

- eating enough snacks

- cooking about once a week

- body grief workbook

 

Coach

- mindset : anger expression

- mindset: "what can I learn as I hold this?"

- mindset: gratitude for my foot

- movement: PT exercises

- movement: mindful movement - 2 minutes 

 

It's kind of a lot when I write it out like this, but it's lots of small choices to take care of myself that we've been working on for a long time. This is the biggest focus of my challenge.

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Positive Connections

I am very lonely during this pandemic since I moved fairly soon before it and didn't have time to make local friends before everything was locked down. This means that I'm leaning on online communities.

- NF

- Writer's Block discord

- World Anvil discord and offshoots

- Embodied Witch Inner Circle

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Creative Fun

I finished the first draft of my second novel this last week!!! So I'm going to give the story about a month to sit and rest before I dive into editing. That means that I have time to play around with other forms of creativity. Maybe I'll write some poems or short stories or mess around with other types of creativity. 

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There's a discord for the NF forums too.

https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/discord/invite/general/

Here to be part of your community.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Your goals about snacking and cooking makes me want to go off and bake snacks.

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Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32

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20 hours ago, Emma said:

Glad you’re here. I’ve been thinking about you and hoping work didn’t get to be too much. Hang in there and we’re here when you need us.

:) 

Work has been... bad. I'll type up an update at some point. I'm looking for new jobs though.

 

19 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Happy you are here and following!

Always glad to have you around, love.

 

19 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

There's a discord for the NF forums too.

https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/discord/invite/general/

Here to be part of your community.

Yes, I lurk.  :D Happy you're here, chaplain!

 

18 hours ago, Addelas said:

Here to support a fellow Rebel going through a rough time at work! :) My work has been brutal lately too.

 

Love your goals for this challenge! And congrats on finishing the second draft of your novel!

Thanks Addelas. Welcome welcome! Sorry about being in the brutal work club. It's like the least fun club...

 

15 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

Your goals about snacking and cooking makes me want to go off and bake snacks.

Highly recommend, lol.

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W1D1 - Sunday

 

Health Team

- cooked some pasta, nom

- worked on anger expression (see separate post for details)

- sent my foot some gratitude

- did my light day of PT exercises (supine IT band stretch and towel toe scrunches)

 

Positive Connections

- put up an NF challenge

- cheered some rookies

- chatted on discords

- connected on voxer

 

Creative Fun

- did a little challenge on the WB discord

 

Not a bad day one at all!

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Anger Expression

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So, this is something that I'm working on because I have a really hard time allowing myself to feel angry. We've turned it into a ritual that I can work on doing in a safe space to practice. So, basically, I listen to ~20 minutes of angry music (suggestions welcome). This time I then wrote a F&*$% you letter to my boss about all the things that I would say if there were not consequences. Then I listed out all the things that I need in that relationship (which I'm not currently getting). Then I put on some calming music and close the time. 

 

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33 minutes ago, annyshay said:

~20 minutes of angry music (suggestions welcome)

 

What kind of music do you normally listen to?

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Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32

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3 minutes ago, annyshay said:

For this at the moment, I'm doing System of a Down, lol. I am open to basically any kind of music but have been tending towards indie, folk, and other things that aren't exactly angry lately. 

 

I'd suggest Five Finger Death Punch and/or Disturbed then. And of course Pantera, because those vocals... 

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Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32

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19 minutes ago, annyshay said:

Haven’t heard Pantera before. You weren’t kidding about the vocals!

 

Here's a couple of classics that showcase his range, in octaves as well as in styles: 

 

 

 

 

 

They also boasted one of the greatest guitarists in all of metal, before his tragically senseless death in 2004, so I have added Cemetery Gates in his honor. (And because vocals. Holy shit these vocals.)

 

 

 

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Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32

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Angry Music: Old School Edition

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52,53,54

"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Angry Music: Old School Edition

 

 

I'm pretty sure Pantera qualifies as Old School... 🤘🏻

 

The first video in your spoiler is one of my all-time favorites for when my mind needs help going from listless I-give-up mode to focused and ready to kick ass. And it works every single time... :) 

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Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32

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These are great! Thanks musical nerds!

 

W1D2 - Monday

 

Health Team

- worked on anger expression 

- sent my foot some gratitude

- did my full day of PT exercises 

 

Positive Connections

- updated my challenge

- chatted on discords

- connected on voxer

 

Creative Fun

- not sure

 

W1D3 - Tuesday

 

Health Team

- sent my foot some gratitude

- did my light day of PT exercises (supine IT band stretch, calf stretches, and towel toe scrunches)

- met with my RD and talked about how food and body image are going (pretty good, actually)

 

Positive Connections

- chatted on discords

- connected on voxer

 

Creative Fun

- put on a NaNo virtual write in and free wrote a bit

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On 2/15/2021 at 10:45 AM, annyshay said:

For this at the moment, I'm doing System of a Down

 

SoaD is also a go-to of mine for angry music. :)
 

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On 2/15/2021 at 9:58 AM, annyshay said:

So, this is something that I'm working on because I have a really hard time allowing myself to feel angry. We've turned it into a ritual that I can work on doing in a safe space to practice. So, basically, I listen to ~20 minutes of angry music (suggestions welcome). This time I then wrote a F&*$% you letter to my boss about all the things that I would say if there were not consequences. Then I listed out all the things that I need in that relationship (which I'm not currently getting). Then I put on some calming music and close the time. 

 

I love the idea of a ritual for anger expression! I have also found that writing a no-filter letter like you mentioned, or even just an stream of consciousness anger rant, is helpful when I have too much anger pent up.

 

 

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So... maybe daily updates are more than I want to do at the moment. If I'm not doing them when I'm on vacation, that's probably unlikely to happen when I go back to work, right? Right.

 

Week One Update

Health Team

Therapy

- we talked a lot about body image and some of the deeper stuff underneath it

- brought up the idea of trying to figure out how I feel safe in myself and in relationships

 

Nutrition

- eating enough snacks

- cooking about once a week

- body grief workbook

- call went well and we worked through the first exercise in the workbook

- goal for Tuesday is to work through the second exercise in preparation for our call

 

Coach

- mindset : anger expression - did this twice and felt good about it

- mindset: "what can I learn as I hold this?" - this is coming up more recently because I'm getting anxious about going back to work

- mindset: gratitude for my foot - forgot this for a few days, but doing pretty well

- movement: PT exercises - starting to get a lot of resistance to doing these

- movement: mindful movement - 2 minutes - some resistance here as well

 

Positive Connections

- doing really well here, honestly

- joined a few more supportive online communities

- I think I'm maxed out on my communities at the moment, time to pour into them

 

Creative Fun

- also pleased with this

- have a new idea that I've been discovery writing with

- second novel is waiting until I start edits mid March

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2 minutes ago, annyshay said:

So... maybe daily updates are more than I want to do at the moment. If I'm not doing them when I'm on vacation, that's probably unlikely to happen when I go back to work, right? Right.

 

In the nearly 40 months I've been a member of this forum, I have never managed to consistently stick with doing daily updates. Thankfully they're not a requirement.

Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32

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