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Jonesy's 3rd Challenge - Building Good Habits



I don't want to burn out this challenge so I'm going to build good habits. My first challenge was pretty strong until the last week, my routine was thrown off and it was Christmas. I kind of knew that was coming but was hoping I could break through it. My second challenge emotional life issues kicked me around for both weeks 3 & 4. I put a lot on my plate for challenge 2 but I got back into it to finish the challenge strong but not exactly where I wanted to be. While I know my goals are not all that difficult, I don't want to give my brain room to lose any willpower. This challenge is going to be about building good habits!
 
Reward for an A grade = New workout pants

1. FITNESS : BUILDING: Workout 3x a week - Preferred days M-W-F
How will I accomplish this - My plan is to start doing the Beginner Body Weight Workout 2-3x a week. I also want to take advantage of the rare sunny days in WA and get out and run.

GRADE: A:3 - B:2 - C:1 - F:0 (PER WEEK) : Total 18 out of 18
WORTH: +2 STA, +2 STR & +1 DEX

2. DIET : PLANNING : Plan my meals weekly
How will I accomplish this - Every Saturday/Sunday I will sit down with my local newspaper/Grocery APP  and figure out what food I have, what I need to use ASAP & write down my meal plan. Based on this meal plan, I will also make a grocery list of everything I need that I do not have. 
 
GRADE: A:7-5 - B:4-3 - C: 2 - D:1 F:0 (PER WEEK) : Total 6 out of 6
WORTH: +3 WIS & +1 CON

3. DIET : PREPARATIONS: Make a healthy lunch for every work day - unless scheduled otherwise
How will I accomplish this - Using Chanda's advice, I'm going to prepare for the day. Figuring out what I will wear, what I need to do or have scheduled & prepare my lunch. 
 
GRADE: A:5 - B:4 - C: 3 - D:2 - F:1 (PER WEEK) : Total 30 out of 30
WORTH: +3 WIS & +1 CON

4. LIFESTYLE : REDUCE : Reduce credit card debt
How will I accomplish this - I will budget and set expenses  Based on that, I can use left over money to lower my debt while not adding any on. Starting debt: $3,238.64 

GRADE: A:500 - B:400 - C:300 - D:200-50 - F:50-0 (ENTIRE CHALLENGE)
WORTH: +2 WIS
 

Starting Stats


Weight : 273 lbs
Chest :
Waist : 50
Hips : 54 3/4
 
Mile Time :  Hovering around 15 mins
Push Ups : 10 Wall Push ups - 5 incline - .5 real push up

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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I really like how you've taken what you learned from the past two challenges for this one. Best of luck!

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Hi Jonesy.

I wasn't going to mention this because it wasn't really adding anything to the conversation, but I've changed my mind.

I like your use of colours and formatting in your post. It looks great!  

best of luck for your third challenge.

I'm going to disagree with you on it not adding anything to the convo. :) I find it very hard to get motivated to track anything if it's not in a well organized and easily tracked fashion. I've changed it a couple times as well. Lol Oh and also pretty, I like pretty things.

And thank you, I hope to kick ass!

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Hey Jonsey

 

I like your goals here and if you have access to a microwave at work, then preparing the lunch the night before will make it that much easier. Credit card debt? In my own personal experience, hiring a financial advisor (many are free) for a couple hours can be the best money one can ever spend. If you do, just make sure to write down some questions before you go in so the conversation stays where you want it to be. Good luck on this challenge #3

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Nice looking goals you have there Jonesy.  Also I like that you've kept it simple. I had the same thoughts my first and second challenge, so made my third challenge "easy" too and rocked it then just kept going and conquering.  You're gonna rock this :)

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Hey Jonsey

 

I like your goals here and if you have access to a microwave at work, then preparing the lunch the night before will make it that much easier. Credit card debt? In my own personal experience, hiring a financial advisor (many are free) for a couple hours can be the best money one can ever spend. If you do, just make sure to write down some questions before you go in so the conversation stays where you want it to be. Good luck on this challenge #3

 

My biggest problem with lunch is either being too lazy the night before, waiting too long then forgetting or waking up too late to make one. So that's my problem, Lol. As for the finances, it kind of spirals. I've gone over my budget with my dad who is pretty financially smart. Now I just need to stick with my budget and pay off my cc. Just need to stick with it. 

 

Nice looking goals you have there Jonesy.  Also I like that you've kept it simple. I had the same thoughts my first and second challenge, so made my third challenge "easy" too and rocked it then just kept going and conquering.  You're gonna rock this :)

 

Thanks! I think I just jumped out of the starting gate too fast my previous challenges and stacked on too much. It's nice to learn things from your goals even if you didn't mean to. :)

 

There's no time like the present to build habits!  Here's to rocking out this challenge together and coming out stronger and better habitted (is that even a word?) :D

 

I'm a fitness construction worker!!!

I think we could probably petition it to be added to the dictionary as another usage. They already have

habited

adjective

dressed or clothed, especially in a habit: habited nuns. 

I mean, they added jeggings and retweet to the Oxford dictionary why not add this... :)

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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LOL -- I don't know about you, but I'm not quite ready to be habited yet! :D  I suppose we'll either have to peition or return to the clunky phrase of "with better habits"...or we could call it "less hobbitted"  (hobbitted is too a word -- it means having hobbits, so being "less" hobbitted would be having fewer hobbits, which obviously means we're getting into better shape...right?)  Whatever it is, we're going to become it this time around!

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You have great goals defined. They are enough to be challenging, while not being complex enough that they are hard to keep track of... I am certain you will do great!

 

One of my most helpful habits and the one that reduces my stress levels the most is "Prepare for the next day". This includes selecting the clothes I will be wearing, checking my calendar&task list and getting the things I need to take with me all together and by the door. You can add preparing your lunch for the next day... I dare you to try it... it takes a few minutes the night before and makes sure you start the next day smoothly (even if you sleep in!).

Lusitanian Druid, Level 9
STR: 13 | DEX: 15 | STA: 17 | CON: 22 | WIS: 25 | CHA: 25

“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.†- Aristotle

Current Challenge: Living the Good Life II Past: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th,  8th9th, 10th11th, 12th

 

Goal: 1001 Steps on the Road to a Home -> 18/348 in 2015 

5.27%
5.27%

 

Goal: loose 9KG in 2015 -> 1.5KG lost 

16.67%
16.67%
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Good luck Jonesy! I look forward to seeing you do a great job with everything :)

 

Thanks Aqweei! I'm am prepared to stay on top of things and stay strong.

 

LOL -- I don't know about you, but I'm not quite ready to be habited yet! :D  I suppose we'll either have to peition or return to the clunky phrase of "with better habits"...or we could call it "less hobbitted"  (hobbitted is too a word -- it means having hobbits, so being "less" hobbitted would be having fewer hobbits, which obviously means we're getting into better shape...right?)  Whatever it is, we're going to become it this time around!

 

Yeah I'm not ready to be "habited" either but I like less Hobbitted much better! I'm going to start the Beginner Body Weight Workout again and STICK with it this time so there damn well better be less hobbit at the end of the challenge. :)

 

Go Jonesy! Those goals look great and I look forward to cheering you on :D

 

Thank you Reinoa! I'm going to head over to your thread so I can add my voice to those already cheering you on! :)

 

You have great goals defined. They are enough to be challenging, while not being complex enough that they are hard to keep track of... I am certain you will do great!

 

One of my most helpful habits and the one that reduces my stress levels the most is "Prepare for the next day". This includes selecting the clothes I will be wearing, checking my calendar&task list and getting the things I need to take with me all together and by the door. You can add preparing your lunch for the next day... I dare you to try it... it takes a few minutes the night before and makes sure you start the next day smoothly (even if you sleep in!).

 

I like that idea, Prepare for the next day...I already do this in a haphazard way, but I could clean it up and structure it more. I will do this tonight and see how it works.  Thank you for the suggestion!

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Hey! Your goals seem solid and I like how you broke down the goals by grade per week! That's a pretty awesome strategy. I also like that you added a reward for getting A's too. (I think I'll have to borrow that idea from you!)  

 

I don't know if you've visited this site before, but at JustBento, there are free "Weekly Menu Planner" sheets available that might help you with your diet goals. I use them to plan out my bentos/lunch and list the ingredients that I need to buy when I go grocery shopping. I can say that they are easy to use and pretty darn useful when they're stuck somewhere visible as a reminder!

 

I wish you all the luck on meeting your goals!

 

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February 25
I will have to check out that site Magi, thank you!

Decided to do planks as long as I could, much longer than I expected. I kept thinking, I must be doing these wrong.

Leg lifts were WAY harder than I thought they would be.

1. FITNESS : BUILDING: Workout 3x a week - Preferred days M-W-F
Monday - 3 sets of each
20x each - Leg lifts
10x Wall push ups
20x each - Standing hip/leg flex
10x Dumbbell rows
60/60/54 sec Planks
30x Jumping Jacks
10x Bicep Curls
10x Tricep Kickbacks

2. DIET : PLANNING : Plan my meals weekly
Week 1 - DONE

3. DIET : PREPARATIONS: Make a healthy lunch for every work day - unless scheduled otherwise
Monday - DONE

4. LIFESTYLE : REDUCE : Reduce credit card debt
Nothing yet

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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This is a solid start!!!! 

 

60second planks? Fantastic!

Lusitanian Druid, Level 9
STR: 13 | DEX: 15 | STA: 17 | CON: 22 | WIS: 25 | CHA: 25

“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.†- Aristotle

Current Challenge: Living the Good Life II Past: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th,  8th9th, 10th11th, 12th

 

Goal: 1001 Steps on the Road to a Home -> 18/348 in 2015 

5.27%
5.27%

 

Goal: loose 9KG in 2015 -> 1.5KG lost 

16.67%
16.67%
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This is a solid start!!!! 

 

60second planks? Fantastic!

 

Thanks! I've never had that many muscles shake at the same time before, Lol. 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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^-----Awesome!

 

Thank you. :) It's amazing what you can accomplish as soon as you stop doubting yourself and just do it. I don't know why it's taken me this long to figure that out. 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

HFC for Life!

 

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Back to Basics, baby - totally the way to go. Don't downplay that they are 'easy' goals - making yourself a solid foundation of good habits is tough, but so very worth it! You are going to ROCK this!! 

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Back to Basics, baby - totally the way to go. Don't downplay that they are 'easy' goals - making yourself a solid foundation of good habits is tough, but so very worth it! You are going to ROCK this!!

 

Thank you!

February 26

1. FITNESS : BUILDING: Workout 3x a week - Preferred days M-W-F

Rest Day

2. DIET : PLANNING : Plan my meals weekly

Week 1 - DONE (See 2/25)

3. DIET : PREPARATIONS: Make a healthy lunch for every work day - unless scheduled otherwise

Tuesday - DONE

4. LIFESTYLE : REDUCE : Reduce credit card debt

Nothing yet

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Thank you. :) It's amazing what you can accomplish as soon as you stop doubting yourself and just do it. I don't know why it's taken me this long to figure that out. 

Take some comfort in knowing that you're not the only one who has struggled with doubt, and go out there and get it done knowing full well that you can :D


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Way to go on The meal planning and prep!! I should try that, sounds much much better than frantically trying to figure out what I can pack for lunch in the last 5 minutes before I'm supposed to leave.

 

Hope you got the weeks 2nd work out in today!!!

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Way to go on The meal planning and prep!! I should try that, sounds much much better than frantically trying to figure out what I can pack for lunch in the last 5 minutes before I'm supposed to leave.

 

Hope you got the weeks 2nd work out in today!!!

 

It's a real load of my shoulders to know what I'll be having and making it the night before. Makes it easier when I wake up late. :)

February 27

1. FITNESS : BUILDING: Workout 3x a week - Preferred days M-W-F

Run: 16.45mins (16.03 pace) - 1.04 Miles

Strength : Wednesday - 3 sets of each or whatever it says here

20x each - Leg lifts

10 Wall push ups / 5x incline push ups / 5x incline push ups

20x each - Standing hip/leg flex ( 10L 20R / 20 / 20

10x Dumbbell rows

64/62/60 sec Planks

30x Jumping Jacks

10x Bicep Curls

10x Tricep Extensions

2. DIET : PLANNING : Plan my meals weekly

Week 1 - DONE ON SUNDAY

3. DIET : PREPARATIONS: Make a healthy lunch for every work day - unless scheduled otherwise

Wednesday - DONE

4. LIFESTYLE : REDUCE : Reduce credit card debt

Next payday - 3/8

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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