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Livingroovy's Centered Consistency Challenge (Triple C!)

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2013, Oh Yes.

 

Keeping it simple and all about consistency-- there's a lot of crazy (good crazy!) going on in my life, and morning rituals, daily routines, and good habits are becoming even more essential to maintaining health, energy levels, and excitement!

 

I'm also going to keep the same basic framework for the year for my goals. Each goal is tied to a habit I am looking cultivate throughout this year. The challenges within each goal will change every six weeks, but the habits will stay the same.

 

Beginning Stats:

Level 5 Gallifreyan Druid

[sTR] - 15.3 // [DEX] - 11.25 // [sTA] - 14 // [CON] - 15 // [WIS] - 11.55 // [CHA] - 13.6

 

Goals:

 

1. I am someone who wakes up early.

The challenge: Wake up at 5am on weekdays, 7am on weekends. Out of bed and beginning my day by 5:30am on weekdays, 7:30am on weekends.

Grade: A= 40+ Days. B= 35-39 Days. C= 30-34 Days. D= 25-29 Days. F= 24 or less days.

 

**Reasoning: I accepted a full time job for the first time in my life. Really excited about it, but also have a lot I want to accomplish. I work creatively best in the morning, and do my best workouts in the morning. Therefore, waking up early will allow me to do a lot of the things I enjoy right away, and free up my evenings to chill out a little bit.

 

+2 [CON], +2 [CHA]

 

2. I am someone who has a daily yoga and meditation practice.

The challenge: I spend 10 minutes every day sitting and breathing/moving and breathing.

Grade: A= 40+ Days. B= 35-39 Days. C= 30-34 Days. D= 25-29 Days. F= 24 or less days.

 

**Continuation: This is a continuation of last challenge... I feel like I am sort of in this habit, sort of not. I also have a 365 meditation challenge going, and as I am currently 7/7, I want to keep that streak up!

 

+2 [DEX], +2 [WIS]

 

3. I am someone who grows stronger every single day.

The challenge: 3 strength training workouts every single week (gymnastics or crossfit).

Grade: A= 18+ (none missed). B= 15-17 (1-3 missed). C= 12-14 (4-6 missed). D= 9-11 (7-9 missed). F = 8 or less (10+ missed).

 

**Side note: I'm starting a 200-hour gymnastics and specialty training teacher training on January 19th. This goal is taking this into account because I really want to focus my workouts around this training and getting stronger all the time.

 

+2 [sTR], +2 [sTA]

 

4. I am someone who writes and creates for an hour or more every day.

The challenge: I write and publish one blog post and newsletter per week.

Grade: A= 6 posts. B= 5 posts. C= 4 posts. D= 3 posts. F= 2 or less posts.
 
**Reasoning: I want to write, paint, draw, etc. as part of my daily life. I currently don't do that as much as I would like. Committing to one article and newsletter per week will focus this idea and will definitely make me create at least some of the days!
 
+1 [CHA], +2 [WIS]
 
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Strategy:
 
Waking up early:
Keep my alarm across the room so I have to get out of bed to turn it off. Also, annoying loud alarm.
Get to sleep at a decent hour (yes I go to bed at 9:30pm on lots of nights!)
Accountability partner for morning workouts
 
Daily yoga and meditation:
Right away when I wake up.
5 minute meditation before I go to sleep. Also helps with deeper sleep, so I am more rested when 5am rolls around.
Every time I find myself checking Facebook, do a sun salutation or a handstand.
 
Getting stronger:
Gymnastics teacher training.
Planning my workouts at the beginning of the week and telling somebody when and where I will be working out.
 
Creating and Writing:
Blog posts are being published every Tuesday- therefore written and completed Monday night.
Have 3 hours already set aside each week in my calendar. Don't usually need this long but the time is there.
Whenever possible, unplug.
 
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Tracking & Accountability:
 
I will try and post here as often as possible- for sure twice weekly updates. If you have any questions pertaining to your challenge specifically, please post them in the Druids General Chat Forum so I can help you out and answer them!
 
If you notice me slacking... feel free to get in my business!! :)
 
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Side Quests:
 
-- I'm doing a daily photo for 2013. If you are interested in that, follow me on Instagram (@hipsterhealth) or find me on facebook (Kate Marolt)
-- Expenses Tracking & Budgeting
-- Check out yoga classes at studios other than my own (3 per month; 5 this challenge)
 
Happy Challenging, all!

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Those look like great goals for this challenge. Way to integrate your goals with Steve's latest post.

 

Thanks! It was funny reading his post-- I actually set all my goals for the year two weeks ago, and have had my challenge set for a few days... everything I'm doing is around declarations and 'I AM' statements... love when everything lines up and everyone is on the same page :)

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I'm adding you on my twitter feed! (I feel so high school, yo.) You'll recognize me from the spider handle and the same icon!

Hey Spider! Awesome-- actually the twitter I currently use is @kate_marolt -- the hipsterhealth one is an upcoming project launch :)

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Your goals are awesome. I especially like the one where you have to do a headstand every time you check facebook - you're going to be really awesome at headstands!  :playful:

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You spend much time working out this strategy. And it looks great!

I might borrow the way you defined your goals.

If you keep this stuff you will have such an awesome life. Momentum is sooo good.

Have fun doing that and agreat start

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I like your creating and writing goal! I was blogging/writing at least once weekly for a good while and then I just stopped for no good reason about 6 months ago. I enjoy writing and really should get back to it. 

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I love how you've done your goals! I hope you don't mind my shamelessly stealing (gratefully borrowing?) your format.

Anything I can do to provide service and make other's lives easier!! :)

 

love this.

next challenge i need to do a meditation goal.

Yeah! It's crazy how beneficial sitting for even five minutes can be.

 

Agreed these are awesome goals and I love the way  you presented them!

Thank you so much!!

 

Your goals are awesome. I especially like the one where you have to do a headstand every time you check facebook - you're going to be really awesome at headstands!  :playful:

I've already gone upside down 8 times today ;)

 

Fantastic goals livingroovy and I love the way you have worded them - they are really inspirational and powerful.  

Thank you! The longer I keep at this challenge and goal setting thing, the more clarity and power I gain.

 

You spend much time working out this strategy. And it looks great! I might borrow the way you defined your goals. If you keep this stuff you will have such an awesome life. Momentum is sooo good. Have fun doing that and agreat start

Thanks-- and glad to have you on the team!

 

Also like the "sun salutation whenever I find myself checking Facebook"

Beneficial in several ways:-)

:D

 

I like your creating and writing goal! I was blogging/writing at least once weekly for a good while and then I just stopped for no good reason about 6 months ago. I enjoy writing and really should get back to it. 

That's how I felt! So why not? :)

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Week 1 Update:

 

5am wakeup: 2/2. I stayed in bed until 5:27am this morning but was up and making coffee by 5:29! :)

 

Moving & meditating: 2/2. Future goal: meditate while in headstand or handstand!

 

Strength workouts: 1 so far this morning...

crossfit style workout--

 

warmup:

2 min accumulative L-sits (on parallettes for me)

3x10:

tricep pushups, squats, tuck jumps, leg extensions, glute/hamstring retractions

 

workout:

30 box jumps

15 ring dips

30 burpees

15 ring dips

30 box jumps

 

Writing: 1/1. finished and posted to my blog today! Read it here: The Zen of Tension

 

Good start! May not be updating again until Sunday.

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Awesome goals and and a great start to the challenge. I'm with the others, love the goal about checking facebook. I really enjoyed your blog post, definitely bookmarking your blog.

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Great blog post! Have you read any William James? He was one of the first psychologists to talk a lot about the physical expression of emotions/feelings. 

Thank you! I haven't... but the name sounds familiar. Adding him to my research for the day! Thanks!

 

Loved your blog post - I signed up for email updates and added you to my reader.

Thank you! You guys can help keep me accountable to the one week thing :)

 

Good job so far.

Thanks!

 

Awesome goals and and a great start to the challenge. I'm with the others, love the goal about checking facebook. I really enjoyed your blog post, definitely bookmarking your blog.

You are great, thank you!!

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Geez you guys waking up at 5am every day? REALLY?!?! I have no idea what alternative reality I was in when I set that goal. Tis going to be a fun one to track... (I stayed in bed until 7:30 this morning)

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Yes! Actually I get up before 5. It is great when you start early, because until 9 no one bothers you at work or home. They just worry about coffee...

I can get so much things done. Far more than when I would stay lats at work... Even if I spend 30 minutes here.

They key is going to bed at ten(boring, I know) oder having a snooze at noon...

When do you go to bed? I am actually awake before the alarm and more fit than sleeping midnight to 9....

Good job so far. Keep on rocking!

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Nice set up for your goals...awesome mentality- I will definitely have to try this for next time. 

But eeekkkk to having to get up so early haha I'm such a typical Uni student :/

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