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Here we are.  I've never been an organized goal person, so I'm figuring it out as I go.  This will be more of an outline of where I think I might be going this year (and future years) so I can have a little more organization and measurable results, and a little less distraction by shiny sparkles. 

 

So Shiny GIFs | Tenor

 

2022 Master Training Plan, here we go.  I intend to revisit and update on a regular (during challenges?) basis

 

Home-  the goal is to have a home we've planned instead of a house we've occupied. This whole list is now not necessary.  The plan is to move within the year. 

  • make a room-by-room to-do list with MrC - make sure we are on the same page so I don't become frustrated. -->  then tackle it with a plan.  This also allows me freedom to do things without waiting for his input
  • reduce generalized clutter  --> organize better for both of us and set up a chore list to share
  • Can we rearrange for style and space?
  • Have a garden of basics that I can tend easily and well.   (Likely tomato, beans of several types, herbs) this is on hold as we hope to move and I' not putting in the work for no return.

 

Fitness-  the goal is to have at least on specific success, rather than generalized progression in ability

  • either run a 10K race or consistently run a faster 5K pace (goal of 10:30min/mile)
  • achieve 2 sets of 2 strict pull-ups (end goal of this being a normal thing, not a major effort) succeeded some time at the end of June.  Now to keep it going.
  • work toward end goal of handstand push-up
  • do the Elements program and plan from there

 

Personal- the goal is to be satisfied with myself and a variety of way

  • start a personalized wardrobe so I can have comfort and suitable (to my shape) without thought
  • to achieve this ⬆️ there are three immediate steps
  1. fit a few basic sewing patterns to myself for easy go-to
  2. learn how to refit RTW for myself
  3. determine need vs have, especially with an eye to what does and doesn't work, not current style
  • finish a major knitting project (currently a sweater)    2/7/2022
  • finish a major crochet project (likely a sweater)   Why are sweaters the measuring stick?
  • finish #1 in DuoLingo once   2/6/2022
  • maintain the challenge I threw down to my dad for a second year DL streak

 

Work- the goal is to happy at the store while maintaining my focus and energy for massage

  • sell a machine myself
  • determine if I really want to teach/lead a class
  1. crochet
  2. stretching
  3. guide class
  4. not based on the owner's wants or projected excitement
  5. slight change of plan for this list.  I will be the newest sewing machine tech at work.  Training at the end of July.  (I suspect I will become lead tech quickly as the other tech seems to lack confidence)
  • organize CE for massage and do it

 

Reading- a collection of books that might help how I think and look at all the things

  • Atomic Habits
  • Better than Before  I tried
  • Overcoming Gravity
  • Level Up Your Life  (reread)

 

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What a great list! I feel like this is such a good mix of a variety of things (so the shiny brain doesn't get bored) but also completely achievable. Congrats on keeping it realistic and fun! Looking forward to seeing how this goes for you over the year.

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Yesterday was a big day for successes!

 

Personal- the goal is to be satisfied with myself and a variety of way

  • start a personalized wardrobe so I can have comfort and suitable (to my shape) without thought
  • to achieve this ⬆️ there are three immediate steps
  1. fit a few basic sewing patterns to myself for easy go-to
  2. learn how to refit RTW for myself
  3. determine need vs have, especially with an eye to what does and doesn't work, not current style
  • finish a major knitting project (currently a sweater)   This wraps up today, Feb 7 2022!  The work is done, need to block it.
  • finish a major crochet project (likely a sweater)   Why are sweaters the measuring stick?
  • finish #1 in DuoLingo once    I did it!  Feb 6 2022
  • maintain the challenge I threw down to my dad for a second year DL streak

 

 

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So satisfying to see those benchmarks crossed off. Go, you!

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"You're not in it to get Most [Recognized Rebel Ever]. You're not in it to be eligible for prizes. You're in this because you made a promise to yourself and you refuse to let you down. Walk the talk. And even when you don't talk much, make the walk so powerful that it leaves no room for questions - from inside or out." -note to self Str7.5 Dex6 Sta5.7 Con11.8 Wis10.4 Cha2 Intro post~Challenge 1~Challenge 2~Challenge 3~Challenge 4~Battle Log 1 Ranger Level 3

 

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Even more of a plan!

 

Penguin Eating Pizza!

 

That was much longer than I thought it would be, but I'm leaving it.  It made me smile. :D

 

The additions to the plan.  Points system.   I recognize I'm a grade person, or at the very least a measurable pass/fail person.  Also other nerds have these awesome point systems and I had point-envy.  But it was over whelming to try to come up with a system while also planning challenge goals.  Anyway, long-story-short, a zero week that didn't require goal setting allowed for point pondering and I think I have an adaptable plan. 

 

The points system:

 

major goal-  3pts, 4 days effort =12pt

second goal- 2 pts, 4 days effort= 8 pt

minor goal - 1 pts, 4 days effort = 4 pt

minor goal - 1 pts, 4 days effort = 4 pt

total 28 pts/ week.  140 per challenge

bonus point is 1 pt per extra day of any above.  I need to acknowledge without rewarding to greatly. 

140 pt - amazing   A

120pt - good work  B

100pt- uh, is everything ok C if ok,  redo from start if not ok  

80pt- no, really, what's wrong.  Check-in time.  No grade, no 'fail' though

150 pts- gold star  You win but still an A

 

Almost forgot!  If there isn't 4 things to focus on that round, points can be combined and shifted to preserve the math.

 

Now to slap this over the new challenge and give it a test drive.

 

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I'm excited for you! Totally get the point envy, ha. It looks like you're making it fun, not stressful.

"You're not in it to get Most [Recognized Rebel Ever]. You're not in it to be eligible for prizes. You're in this because you made a promise to yourself and you refuse to let you down. Walk the talk. And even when you don't talk much, make the walk so powerful that it leaves no room for questions - from inside or out." -note to self Str7.5 Dex6 Sta5.7 Con11.8 Wis10.4 Cha2 Intro post~Challenge 1~Challenge 2~Challenge 3~Challenge 4~Battle Log 1 Ranger Level 3

 

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Notes about this set up for myself after first use.  (copied in challenge too)

  1. Maintaining tracking in my physical calendar is very helpful because I decided to write down what I did not just that I did it.  So I can see the time I put into bigger projects specifically.  Additionally sharing pics and celebrations here makes the scrolling check back satisfying.  
  2. the actual points seem to work so far.
  3. adjusting on the fly - in this case for a vacation- was easy to do
  4.  It would probably benefit me to set up a dummy chart I can c&p easily, just switching out icons as needed, and keep the icons handy so I don't have to return to start to get them when I inevitably forget.  Seriously, I forgot my Ignoraminx was a 🦨 and I set it up that way!
  5. don't forget to write down the points system in my pretty challenge book so I don't have to flip over to BL to figure it out!

 

Here is the dummy chart

 

                   Su   M   T   W  Th  F  Sa

3️⃣pt     ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

2️⃣pt     ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

1️⃣pt     ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

1️⃣pt     ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜

 

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The second challenge certainly had me continuing on the right path.  House needs have changed/ are no longer relevant as we look into moving. 

 

I'm making headway on my pull up goal.  2 sets of first was almost strict (not from dead hang) and second had a tow assist.  Pleased so far.  Also did the first run of the season, which didn't go too badly.  Only a little sore.  Decided to try Zombies, run! for a change.

 

Have massage CEU organized and started.  Will be tackling Bernina learning right after.

 

Have one sewing pattern ready to use and another on deck to finish tweaking.

 

All in all, headway has been made. 

 

 

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On 1/2/2022 at 10:43 AM, Chesire said:

achieve 2 sets of 2 strict pull-ups (end goal of this being a normal thing, not a major effort)

I did this!  I forgot to mark when I did this! But I can now 3 sets of 2 pull-ups then 3 assisted (for a set of 5 reps total)

 

 

On 1/2/2022 at 10:43 AM, Chesire said:

fit a few basic sewing patterns to myself for easy go-to

So close to getting a shirt pattern fitted that I've had on the back burner for years.  Practice is hard. 

specific things I want to have available:

  • decent pull over shirt (for work or golf- lord I sound golf obsessed, but the courses have dress codes)
  • go to trouser pattern
  • go to shorts pattern more relaxed than ^^
  • flattering pattern for jersey material but not a t-shirt
  • button down shirt pattern

Updates through mid July in  orange this time

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so this challenge, ending tomorrow, has been the first to be in the 80-100 point range.  I don't really know the score, I stopped tracking.  Automatic trigger of the 'is everything ok' button.  No, everything is not ok.  But I've spotted some things in me that are causing the not ok, so next time round will be taking some time to figure this out.  Basically, burnout.  I will not push myself next challenge.  I will take time to determine if this is a serious, get outside help situation, or a I can do this with a little help from my crew situation.

 

Stay tuned for more information :)

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Good for you for acknowledging un-okayness, and I hope you take all the time you need to figure out what's next.

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"You're not in it to get Most [Recognized Rebel Ever]. You're not in it to be eligible for prizes. You're in this because you made a promise to yourself and you refuse to let you down. Walk the talk. And even when you don't talk much, make the walk so powerful that it leaves no room for questions - from inside or out." -note to self Str7.5 Dex6 Sta5.7 Con11.8 Wis10.4 Cha2 Intro post~Challenge 1~Challenge 2~Challenge 3~Challenge 4~Battle Log 1 Ranger Level 3

 

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Stopping in to say howdy! (catching up on your last challenge) I've never had to live somewhere where the birds/bugs completely left/went silent for the season. It's definitely a perk of existence. Had never thought about not experiencing it before. Thanks for broadening my worldview.

"You're not in it to get Most [Recognized Rebel Ever]. You're not in it to be eligible for prizes. You're in this because you made a promise to yourself and you refuse to let you down. Walk the talk. And even when you don't talk much, make the walk so powerful that it leaves no room for questions - from inside or out." -note to self Str7.5 Dex6 Sta5.7 Con11.8 Wis10.4 Cha2 Intro post~Challenge 1~Challenge 2~Challenge 3~Challenge 4~Battle Log 1 Ranger Level 3

 

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