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Hello, my name is Hatter and I'm a commitment-phobe. ūüėĄ¬†This is the third challenge in a row I've procrastinated because I didn't want to set goals haha.¬†This time, the procrastination was disguised as a week of figuring out the right challenge theme.¬†ūüôą¬†But you know what,¬†I've decided that I'm¬†officially¬†bored of overthinking and doubting. ūüėČ

 

I have two goals:

 

Art daily and train daily. Very simple.¬†ūüėĄ The biggest challenge will be my day job¬†as there are lots of things happening, including crunch time for the project I'm leading. While fixing everybody else's problems.¬†ūüôĄ¬†Oh and we also got a curve ball that¬†we'll be restructuring our teams from next week. I'm expecting the worst, but I refuse to let my work continue to be an energy sinkhole.

 

Art daily

Finish foundations course 

Daily painting workout

 

Train daily

Priority 1: Climbing - for the next 3 months until my local gym membership expires. My mini goal is to figure out that board style.

Priority 2: Handstands - because classes are starting on Tuesday! I really wish I had done some more prep haha, it's going to be a sad return. ūüėõ¬†

Priority 3: Things that are supposedly good for me - stretching, running, core, strength training... 

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Procrastination is evil and destructive, and a vicious boss to fight if you haven't stocked up on energy potions.

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Here for all the art and procrastinating training :)  

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21 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

Procrastination is evil and destructive, and a vicious boss to fight if you haven't stocked up on energy potions.

Truth!

 

21 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Simple and focused! Brilliant :)

 

hear hear! 

Let's hope work agrees. ;) 

 

17 hours ago, Nymeria said:

Following!  Climbing is awesome, of course, but I'm almost more excited that you're still working on art!

Weeeeeell..... Working on is a big phrase, it's been verrry on and off.

 

16 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

You'll get no judgement from me for procrastinating. Even if I felt inclined to judge, I'd probably not get around to it till later.

:D Very interesting discussions coming from your thread by the way (sorry I'm in lurking mode :P)

 

11 hours ago, Epsilonte said:

You can do this!! :)

Happy climbing and handstanding! :D

Yeah!

Thank you! :D 

 

11 hours ago, Harriet said:

Simple is powerful. ART and TRAIN for the win!!!!

YES!

 

4 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Here for all the art and procrastinating training :)  

The challenge is up right on time, now I can go back to procrastinating. ;) Or wait. No, that's not how it's supposed to go. :D 

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4 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

The challenge is up right on time, now I can go back to procrastinating. ;) Or wait. No, that's not how it's supposed to go. :D 

 

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Today did noooot go according to plan. First, my sleep was shite. Second,¬†my tummy's¬†been so bloated all day I couldn't even put pants on without pain.¬†For real, I¬†look¬†4 months pregnant.¬†ūüė≠

 

But I did try.

 

Training: 

- I warmed up for handstands, but bailed when my coordination was nowhere to be found and being upside down felt really icky anyway.

- Trialed a random core video from a climbing PT. Only one set of 6 exercises mind.

- In the evening I tried¬†ring pull-ups, and amazingly enough I did 2 in the second set! I've been "stuck" at 1.3 for a whiiile. Yes I'm counting the third.¬†ūüėČAlso I say "stuck", but it's not like I've been training for them, I just assume that they will magically pop back.

- A few random push-ups. These and the pull-ups I only really did to feel less like a balloon, albeit momentarily. ūüėõ¬†

 

Art:

- I tried to continue a painting workout where I left it off from 10 days or so ago. It didn't work very well. It was a hard exercise, my original drawing was a mess and the equivalent Procreate brush looks terrible, which all added to the struggle. I still did a little, but then I shifted gears to properly absorbing the demo instead.

- Made a few thumbnails for the course project.

 

Misc:

- Not current goals, but I felt good about myself for both cooking AND cleaning up after cooking!

- It started raining as I was drinking coffee in my outside spot, but it didn't deter me from my morning swim.¬†ūüôā

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2 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Today did noooot go according to plan. First, my sleep was shite. Second,¬†my tummy's¬†been so bloated all day I couldn't even put pants on without pain.¬†For real, I¬†look¬†4 months pregnant.¬†ūüė≠

 

My toddler may or may not have pointed at my belly this morning and asked "baby?"

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Here for the handstands. And the not procrastinating. And general cheering (go you!).

 

4 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Second,¬†my tummy's¬†been so bloated all day I couldn't even put pants on without pain.¬†For real, I¬†look¬†4 months pregnant.¬†ūüė≠

Amateur. :P If I eat too much, I can easily hit the five-month mark. And I've been pregnant, so I know. ;)

 

4 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

But I did try.

You know, for someone who had poor sleep and painful bloating, I think you did quite well. And overcame the procrastination to get going in all categories. Not bad at all.

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Trying is the most important bit for consistency right? I’m a little jelly you got that second pullup, but cheering for you! 
also great that you got that morning swim in :) 

 

14 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

My toddler may or may not have pointed at my belly this morning and asked "baby?"

my 4yo may or may not regularly proclaim she loves me because my belly is so soft and squishy. 

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23 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

For real, I¬†look¬†4 months pregnant.¬†ūüė≠

 

But I did try.

Haha! I read that as you tried to get pregnant.

 

But for real, your trying looked great to me. Keep on trying... at whatever it is ;)

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On 8/1/2021 at 9:13 PM, Harriet said:

You trained and arted! Excellent.

Indeed!

 

22 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

My toddler may or may not have pointed at my belly this morning and asked "baby?"

Ouch. :D 

 

20 hours ago, juliebarkley said:

Here for the handstands. And the not procrastinating. And general cheering (go you!).

 

Amateur. :P If I eat too much, I can easily hit the five-month mark. And I've been pregnant, so I know. ;)

 

You know, for someone who had poor sleep and painful bloating, I think you did quite well. And overcame the procrastination to get going in all categories. Not bad at all.

Yay!

 

Oh no, that sounds awful. The bloating I mean. The pregnancy I don't know. :P 

 

Thanks! I really need to learn to overcome this thing where I only do things when they're convenient and I'm in the mood.

 

9 hours ago, Epsilonte said:

Yesss, you did it, you kept going and did something, that is a win in my book. :) And even did more pullups than usually. Nice!!

Thanks!

 

7 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Trying is the most important bit for consistency right? I’m a little jelly you got that second pullup, but cheering for you! 
also great that you got that morning swim in :) 

 

my 4yo may or may not regularly proclaim she loves me because my belly is so soft and squishy. 

So they say, but don't ask me. :P If I can up my pull-ups so can you! Though it was a nice surprise. Maybe there's hope after all haha.

 

Soft and squishy are lovely qualities! Explode-y less so.

 

1 hour ago, GoodDoug said:

Haha! I read that as you tried to get pregnant.

 

But for real, your trying looked great to me. Keep on trying... at whatever it is ;)

Ew no. I mean. Umm. No thanks. :P 

 

ALL THE TRYING!

 

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1 hour ago, Harriet said:

How was today?

Hmmm not ideal, but not bad! :) 

 

Training

I went to the climbing gym,  but I got thwarted by millions of little people running around EVERYWHERE! Ok maybe not millions, there were about kids 10 doing a course. But they were LOUD. And excessively... bouncy. I left pretty swiftly.

But at least I got the extra walk and a morning swim in.

 

Art

I had a looot of trouble mustering energy after work, but I forced myself to start the workout anyway. It went badly. And then my pencil died. I really wanted to bail at this point, but instead I cooked dinner (two days in a row yo!) and then went back to finish up the painting. Go me! Funnily enough, eventually I managed to find my groove and it stopped feeling like a fight but like I was learning. 

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1 hour ago, Mad Hatter said:

I had a looot of trouble mustering energy after work, but I forced myself to start the workout anyway. It went badly. And then my pencil died. I really wanted to bail at this point, but instead I cooked dinner (two days in a row yo!) and then went back to finish up the painting. Go me! Funnily enough, eventually I managed to find my groove and it stopped feeling like a fight but like I was learning. 

this is awesome :)

 

sorry about all the little people ruining your life ;)

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On 8/1/2021 at 10:42 AM, Mad Hatter said:

Weeeeeell..... Working on is a big phrase, it's been verrry on and off.

Sure, but I remember from before I disappeared that you have some natural talent and were already making some adorable drawings.  :)  

 

3 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Hmmm not ideal, but not bad! :) 

 

Training

I went to the climbing gym,  but I got thwarted by millions of little people running around EVERYWHERE! Ok maybe not millions, there were about kids 10 doing a course. But they were LOUD. And excessively... bouncy. I left pretty swiftly.

But at least I got the extra walk and a morning swim in.

 

There's a reason I'm waiting until Thursday or Friday to check out the climbing gym.  Kids will be back in school, and I can avoid them entirely by ducking in around lunchtime.  I actually like kids, but not anywhere near the climbing wall when I'm trying to climb.  They don't understand any of the climbing etiquette, and I end up being paranoid that I'll fall on them.  I also get super annoyed with the parents who aren't supervising them nearly as closely as they should be.  

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9 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Hmmm not ideal, but not bad! :) 

 

Training

I went to the climbing gym,  but I got thwarted by millions of little people running around EVERYWHERE! Ok maybe not millions, there were about kids 10 doing a course. But they were LOUD. And excessively... bouncy. I left pretty swiftly.

But at least I got the extra walk and a morning swim in.

 

Ugh, I know how you feel. I hate it when loads of tiny kids are using the power rack.

 

9 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Art

I had a looot of trouble mustering energy after work, but I forced myself to start the workout anyway. It went badly. And then my pencil died. I really wanted to bail at this point, but instead I cooked dinner (two days in a row yo!) and then went back to finish up the painting. Go me! Funnily enough, eventually I managed to find my groove and it stopped feeling like a fight but like I was learning. 

 

Amazing art valour! You got the practice in even though it was trying to resist you.

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11 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

I went to the climbing gym,  but I got thwarted by millions of little people running around EVERYWHERE!

This is why I rarely go to the trampoline park

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