starpuck Posted June 18, 2021 Report Share Posted June 18, 2021 Hello Rebellion! Another new challenge rises in the ripple free wake of the last; where efforts, focus and consistency faded into oblivion and thus, progress halted. It's frustrating. But I've been here since 2013, and I have learned that my body goes through a continual ebb and flow. Months at a time where I kick major butt and drop weight and gain reps and boost confidence, followed by a lull that returns some fluff, saps the energy levels and leaves me growling. But there's just the thing- I have learned something. I learned that my body is not static. So maybe I need to work WITH that knowledge, instead of against it. Facing the up and down scale, I can either Get Mad. Get Depressed. Or Get Going. I am choosing to Get Going!! Learn from the past. Use it to forge your future. What works? Use it again! Movement Goal Strength and "Activity". Strength because strong bodies keep bones healthy and I want to be active well into my golden years. My best results have in the past come from no less than 2 strength workouts a week, and often in a 2/3/2/3 pattern. Have a week with 3 strengths, next week 2, etc. I'll be on vacation the last 3 days of Week 5, so at best I'll get 2 in that week. Activity is anything that gets me up off my butt and my heart rate up, at all. I am going to work hard on re-framing the idea that every workout needs to burn "so many" calories. Walking, hiking, biking, beat saber, dancing, anything counts but I should get 3 of those in per week. STRENGTH SESSIONS: 13 ACTIVITIES: 15 Food Goal So food is a struggle when I get off the consistency train. Combine that with a world slowly stepping out of pandemics and restrictions, and food with friends, a celebration beer, and sweets to celebrate with become an easy excuse. I've done best with having just ONE super no track-no worry meal per week. I have GOT to get this habit back into play. That also means having better options at home to fill in the gaps - but ... the home situation is not ideal and it's a challenge. (No space for me to KEEP healthy food due to my brother-in-laws hoarding, which includes food.) I will track my calories in MFP, and at least for the first few weeks, get back to more careful measuring of portions. TRACK ON MFP: 7X/WEEK (-5 meals that are free eats per challenge) Other Weekly Goals Art has not been a thing for a while and maybe I shouldn't try to force it when I am not feeling it. I've done some writing for RP reasons, and kicked through 270 pages of a new book in just 4 days while on vacation. That felt really good. I also have been getting the itch to get my D&D campaign going again, so I'd like to set a very vague/soft goal of three times per week doing something other than video games with some of my spare time. I also want to start working on a gratitude journal/note etc. Could be just light stuff scribbled into the BuJo, but I really want to rewire default brain mode and I've heard a lot of good things about this across several communities. Lastly, I want to get into a BuJo Habit. I just need to bring it out once I get to work, and once I get home so it's in view and I remember to keep it updated. NON VIDEO GAME ACTIVITY: 15 GRATITUDE DAILY: 7X/WEEK BUJO (mostly) DAILY: 5X/WEEK+ TO DO LIST - Oil Change - Tire Rotation - Clean Car / Detail - Chiropractor Visit - See some houses - Get friend added to pre-approval numbers - Family bbq July 3rd - Friend bbg July 17th - Vacation July 23-29 Today's Weight 147.2 (I am no longer calling it starting weight/ ending weight, or before/after.) Nothing left to do now ... but get rolling! 7 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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