Doe Posted June 22, 2021 Report Share Posted June 22, 2021 When we last met, the very awkward Doe was wondering "is this real life?" My first Nerd Fitness Challenge was back in 2015. Since then, I have a habit of popping back in every couple of years. Came back for the 10th anniversary challenge as the apocalypse unfolded like a slow-motion car wreck. Life got weird quick. Fall is fire season, we had awful air quality and a couple days where the sky was actually orange. Luckily for me, I completed my long awaited Calexit to the South in October. I keep coming back, that's all that counts right? Despite the chaos, I've done okay with my health and fitness goals. Well, I'm getting to "okay". This challenge truly feels like a respawn because it's my first not focused on dieting and weight loss. Spending so much time at home, it became clear I had some food/body issues. Started seeing an eating disorder dietician, support group, and told my therapist, "I know you mean well but stop telling me count calories". Focusing on two important areas for my overall well being: fitness and work. Fitness-wise, transitioning from gym to home work-out has been pretty cool. But without classes and dance practice, I only do stuff I want to do. So now, I can do squats till next Tuesday but barely a lunge without feeling like I'm going to topple over. Also, I rarely stretch. Since one of my lifelong fitness goals is to be able to do this move: It's time to lunge low and stretch deep! Stretch for 3x a week, at least 10 minutes Lunge Challenge One of my biggest regrets about my eating disorder is how much my career has suffered because of it. When I binged, my stomach hurt too much to work and I called in sick. When I restricted... I honestly think I could've passed Calculus 2 the first or second time had I taken better care of myself. It is really hard to do math and stuff when you're hungry. At work, I have two papers that I've been procrastinating on for months. One needs to be completed by the end of this challenge, the other needs decent progress. I'm a stereotypical engineer in that I'm not a strong writer. I get side-tracked with my other work and don't get to this paper. Another advantage of being in South Carolina is most of my co-workers are back in Cali. Mornings are the perfect time to write, I keep saying that, time to do something about it! Spend 6 hours a week on papers, before 1pm Eastern Added June 23: Foodwise, I'm not counting calories or macros. My ED dietician uses an app where I log what I ate and how I feel. Being a chubby bariatric, i'm so used to people judging everything I eat. Or I judge everything, tracking is hard. But I need to do it. As I'm socializing more it's becoming a challenge, so on the challenge list it goes. log meals and feelings into Healthie app 07/22 - dropped. Note to self. Stick to 3 goals. And that's it! Trying to keep it simple for this first challenge back in awhile. 4 Quote Battle Log | Current Challenge | Instagram "...You must always keep the star in your heart shining strong to defeat the dark and evil souls." - Queen Serenity Link to comment
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