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Edigo's adventure chapter 2 : Running in the moment


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This is my 4th challenge !

 

This time, i will make it a little easier and focus on the 4 recommended goals, since the last times i had 5-6 goals and it was getting hard to focus.

 

So, this time around i will :

 

 

 

1) Run 5 Km (CON 1 + STA 1)

 

I am already doing the C25K program, and am now (as of today) doint week 4 day 2. I will continue to run 3 times a week to reach the 5km, hopefully by the end of the challenge. C25K recommends 9 weeks, so i should reach my goal in that timeframe.

 

 

2) Blogilates every day, following the beginner calendar (STR 1 + CHA 1 + CON 1)

 

My goal is to do 1 thing everyday from the calendar, and the hole thing if i can. I would LOVE to check every one of those boxes. For some reason this challenge calendar appeals to me at the moment, so i will follow my wants and see where it leads. I love the fact that every day is different, and the goal is 10-15 min long everyday for only 1 of the things, so short enough that i can make it. I will aim to do this first thing in the morning. The rest day will be tuesday, or whenever in the week i feel the energy of timing lacks. If i already took it, i can't have another in that week,

 

 

3) Sleep 7.5h a day, from sunday to thursday at least (CON 1 + STA 1)

 

This is a hard one for me. Has been a goal in the last challenges as well, still not where I want to be, but i am getting there. What i find hard is that with all my treatments, family time, household chores, at the end of the day i want to relax and do things for me before going to bed and i end up going to bed really late. I will aim for 10h pm, and waking around 5h30 every work day. This should give me enough time in the morning to include Blogilates and my things, while letting me get that extra 30 min i need desperetly.

- Week 1: Sleep at 10h, for 7h

- Week 2: sleep at 9h45, for 7h15

- Week 3: sleep at 9h30, for 7h30

- Week 4: sleep at 9h15, for 7h45

- Week 5: sleep at 9h, for 8h

- Week 6: sleep at 9h, for 8h

waking up at 5-5h15 every morning

 

 

4) Life : be mindfull and present (WIS 1 + CHA 1)

 

Give the most important people of my life my undivided attention when i'm with them. This means :

- Playing with my son at least once a day without distractions.

- Hanging around my boyfriend and being there for him when he's with me instead of doing something else.

- And meditating 5 min everyday for me.

I will also leave my phone in my purse when i'm getting back home to limit electronics, wich is an addiction of mine and is in the way of this mindfullness goal.

 

 

Side quest 1 : RPG Fanatics accountabilibudies. I will do the chanllege there and attribute 6 of my points at those.

 

 

Side quest 2 : Clean and organise my Home (in any order)

- shop my wardrobe for spring clothes and keep 20-30 items, not including accessories and shoes.

- clean fridge and oven

- finish cleaning and organising my paperwork

- clean, organise and make pretty my drawer as well as the desk in the hallway

- simplify my cleaning supply, replace them with ecofriendly brand or homemade equivalent Done 20/4

- organise the laundry area

 

 

I will aim to post daily for updates, as this is the best way to keep me acountable and motivated.

 

21/4 edited my sleep goal

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Level 7 Yogini green witch

 

STR 3 - DEX 3 - STA 10 - CON 12 - WIS 13 - CHA 6

 

Previous challenges : 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6|| 7 || || 9 || 10 || 11

Current challenge : august 2020

 

Mantra : I am calm, I am love

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This post for weekly updates

Week 1 summary:

1) 2/3 runs, and a lot or walking. The one missed run was due to weather, and than my leg hurt so i let it rest. i still give myself a 66%

2) 6/6 blogilates 100%

3) 2/7 sleep, off start, but now i think i will get to it and make it a priority daily. 28%

4) 6/7 mindfullness, i made sure to spend some quality time everyday.86%

A very good week overall ! I think i figured how to reach my sleep goal, upon the course of the 6 weeks.

- adventurer pre challenge : +1 wis (already added in my stats)

- adventurer mini week one : +1 cha (already added in my stats)

- rpg fanatics week on : done

- side quest : simplify my cleaning supply, replace them with ecofriendly brand or homemade equivalent : i cleaned up the products, threw out wat was expired. still have enough not to replace any for now.

Week 2 summary

1) ran 2/3 times 66%

2) did 6/6 blogilates days, 1 thing a day or more 100%

3) sleep 5/7 days at 10 pm 100%

4) mindfull with son and BF 7/7 100%

- Adventurers mini challege : + 1 sta (already added)

- Rpg fanatics challlenge : walked/ran more than 8.2 miles

- no personal side quest done this week.

Week 3 summary

1) running: 2/3 CHECK (it rained most of the time i could run)

2) blogilates : 6/6 CHECK

3) sleep: epic failure, went to bed at 11 almost everyday. LOst my progress so back to square one... Well at least i was consistent with it lol MISSED

4) mindfull : 5/7 CHECK

So, pretty good week. Bad rainy weather and lack of sleep made it a bit harder. For week for, i am supposed to go to bed at 9:30 pm. So i will aim 9:30-9:46 and see how that goes.

- rpg challenge: kill 5 enemis with bodywight exercises = CHECK

- adventurers mini: didn't do it. It was meditation. Iwant to get back into thatbut i felt ihad enoug on my plate

- Side quests: prepared spring clothes; cleaned the top of my drawer.

Week 4 update

1) running: 1/3 MISSED

2) blogilates: 5/6 CHECK

3) sleep MISSED

4) mindfull CHECK

Sidequest : cleaned up hallway desk

Adventurers mini : nope

Rpg mini : nope

i probably could have run at least another time, but didn't because of excuses. I realized yesterday i need to update my running schedule, M-W-F is too stressful on my household, so iwill change it to Th-F-Su. I will try this week for the first time and see how it goes.

I slacked blogilates in the beginning of the week but got right back on track. Only 1 video a day wich turns out to be about 10-15 min.

Sleep lacked a lot, but i think i figured what i need to do, with my son's bedtime routine atfirst, and mineas well. I will continue to work on that.

Was mindfull everyday, leaving my cell away from me mostof the time and giving attention when playing orspending time with my kid and bf

I dont know how i feel about theweek overall. Just bleh. Lack of sleep last week really affected this weeks score. I like that i maintainedmy goals butdont feel proud or guilty, just nothingness i guess. Next week will be better.

Week 5 summary

1) running: ran my 1st 5km in 43 min. 2/3 (66%). ACHIEVED!

2) blogilates: 4/6 (66%)

3) sleep: 4/5 (80%)

4) mindfull: 7/7 (100%)

This week was better than i thought. Sleep got back on track and i ran 5k for the first time, that's a big accomplishment. I skipped blogilates a little bit in the weekend but its ok. Mindfullness is also going well.

No sidequests done

No mini done

Week 6 sumary

1) ran 2 times, walked 2h at a mountain 1 time: achieved 5k race! CHECK 100%

2) blogilates : none FAILED 0%

3) slept 7 hrs for 7 days CHECK 100%

4) mindfull 7/7 CHECK 100%

No mini done

No sidequest either

Wow... Even if i completely stopped the blogilates i had an wasome week, look at those 100d% !

Very proud to have ran a 5k race in 40 min, it was a great experience.

Level 7 Yogini green witch

 

STR 3 - DEX 3 - STA 10 - CON 12 - WIS 13 - CHA 6

 

Previous challenges : 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6|| 7 || || 9 || 10 || 11

Current challenge : august 2020

 

Mantra : I am calm, I am love

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Welcome, rebel Adventurers, new and old alike!  Welcome to the rebellion.  

 

 

 

We are here to train with conviction and intelligence to defeat evil and keep the force in balance.  As we do that, we must ruthlessly root out imbalances wherever they exists, beginning with ourselves...and our goals

 

This week, before the challenge begins, it is your mini-quest to put your goals under a magnifying glass to see if they are worthy of the rebellion.  Will your goals support the rebellion, or have they already given in to the dark side?

 

Here are some questions to put your goals to the test:

 

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?

  2. Do your 3 main goals all build towards it in little ways, or are you taking on too much?

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Passover, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?

 

In the end, we want you to succeed.  If you’re trying to build too many new habits, if you don’t have time for your goals, if you have set goals that you can’t reach….that’s a recipe for disaster.  We don’t want the dark side to win, and we don’t want you to fall prey to them.  We want you to stand up and fight, and in the process inspire others to do the same.

 

Give your goals due consideration, and receive +1 WIS.  May the force be with you.

 

Here are my answers, i think i will need to change a few things ..

 

 

  1.  

    1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?

    Yes, my overall quest is to put my health as a priority, shape up my shape. To me this means better eating, exercising, taking my treatments and pills, sleeping better and be happier, all this using different tools and improving slowly but constantly.

  2. Do your 3 main goals all build towards it in little ways, or are you taking on too much? hum... it might be too much. Running i can do, it was sorta part of my previous challenge. Doing pilates everyday might be a little too much, but i countered it by saying just one something is good enough. Sleep, getting there, since my goal is 8h but 7h30 is a step in the right direction. And mindfullness is something i also wanna do... but this does include 3 things... i will down it to 1 i think, to simplefy.

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?  runing is ok. Pilates, i think i scaled it down enough daily, but the number of reps in a week might be too much... maybe i should do i 3 times instead of 6, but aim at 6. That way i can reach a minimum and build from there. Sleep, ok. Mindfullnes, i think is good. 5 min meditation i can do, give quality time to BF and kid as well.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? yes. C25K will track running. The blogilates calendar is on the wall ready to track itself. Sleep is monitored by Sleepbot. Meditation by calm app, and the rest by me.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? The goals are basicaly hit or miss, but at the end i will allocate points based on the total done. Si if i made 80% of what i expected, i will get 80% of the points, and so on.

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? as usual, if i get sick i will downgrade the goals. Running becomes walking or resting. Pilates could become doing a few reps of a few exercises, or doing a quick 5min video. Sleep will stay the same or more. Meditaiont is not affected and quality time as well. I always adapt and modify when needed. Listening to my body is more important that a said number of reps of the like.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions.   What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? I don't have anything preventing me from my goals. If i can do my things first thing in the morning than the rest is good. I know the easter weekend will be harder, on pilates probably, but i can manage.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? blogilates will be hard on the same days as running, but i intend to do them in the morning so it wont be too much at the same time of day.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? running is already M, W, F after dinner. Blogilates will go in the morning and/or evening when my son is to bed of busy playing. Tuesday will probably besome rest day because of my yoga class. Thursday i my night, so i can do it then. Saturday and sunday will require to kickin in the but to get into, but i can manage.

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? i feel everything aims at the main quest, but it does build multiple habits.

Level 7 Yogini green witch

 

STR 3 - DEX 3 - STA 10 - CON 12 - WIS 13 - CHA 6

 

Previous challenges : 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6|| 7 || || 9 || 10 || 11

Current challenge : august 2020

 

Mantra : I am calm, I am love

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I love your life goal!  It's too easy to be with people without really giving them your attention.

 

M x

Xanjra - Level 3 - Human

STR - 1 / DEX - 1 / STA - 8 / CON - 9 / WIS - 6 / CHA - 4

Challenge - 1 (Rebel) Challenge - 2 (Adventurer) Challenge - 3 (Adventurer)

Spoiler

 

Battle Log 2014

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'Rule #1 - Cardio.  Zombies lead a very active life style; so should you.'  Zombieland.

 

 

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i love blogilates too - she's awesome :)

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W1D1

 

Great day, i was minded to get it all 100% and i did it (well except for the run, but the rain did that for me)

 

1) Run : no running because of rain, but i did walk at the first break for 15 min. I plan to run tomorrow or another day as replacement. MISSED

 

2) Blogilates : day 1 done ! Love it. Cassey is super nice, very easy to follow the insctuctions. I could feel my abs and legs, will be sore tomorrow. But what i like is i don't feel exhausted or drained after, wich i hate. To me, a workout where i feel i worked hard, pushed myself, and feel energise is a good one. Being drained and not able to continue the rest of the day sucks. I'll see how it goes, but this might be the perfect wake me up to replace coffee in the morning.  CHECK

 

3) Sleep : yesterday i was stupid and went to bed at 1h30 am. Today i'm finishing this post and off to bed i am (in 5 min). Currently drinking camomile tea to help relax. And only took 1 coffee to help with my sleep pattern as well. MISSED

 

4) mindfullness : the cell is still in my purse, it didn't get in the way of anything. Spent good time drawing with my son, we played, his night routine was completely focused on my part, i was there 100%. I didn't meditate yet, will do yoga nidra before bed for 10 min (the hamster is still spining my wheels, will need it to get to sleep). My boyfriend wasnt aroung much tonight, but at dinner he cooked while a did the dishes next to him and i payed close attention to what he was saying, trying hard not to cut his line of thought or helping him get back on track when i did. CHECK

 

 

So happy ! Very nice day one. I just watched tomorrows' blogilates videos, i think i'll do them all if i can manage, since tomorrow is yoga night.

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Level 7 Yogini green witch

 

STR 3 - DEX 3 - STA 10 - CON 12 - WIS 13 - CHA 6

 

Previous challenges : 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6|| 7 || || 9 || 10 || 11

Current challenge : august 2020

 

Mantra : I am calm, I am love

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Good start Edigo. I think you will rock this challenge.

 

I will try to catch up here as often as possible.

Where to find me: Current Challenge : Battle Log Facebook : Instagram :

"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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W1d2 (tuesday 15/4)

1) run: day off running, and still raining. CHECK

2) pilates: did 1 abbs video in the morning, and after my yoga class i was too tired so i just did a plank for 1min. CHECK

3) went to bed at midnight and slept 5.5hrs MISSED

4) mindfulness: again my cell stayed in my purse. I took a couple min to throw my son on the bed before going to yoga. I almost didn't spend time with him but my goal reminded me 2min is better than nothing. Meditation while in my yoga class. And watched a movie with BF after. CHECK

I'm starting to feel the abs already

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Level 7 Yogini green witch

 

STR 3 - DEX 3 - STA 10 - CON 12 - WIS 13 - CHA 6

 

Previous challenges : 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6|| 7 || || 9 || 10 || 11

Current challenge : august 2020

 

Mantra : I am calm, I am love

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W1d3 (16/4)

Ill post now because i'm so proud

1) walked 30 mins in my breaks at work. ran w5d1 of c25k which is 3x 5 min. And than at the second 5min in the workout i realized i was running effortlessly with a nice pace not even searching for breath. The joy and pride i felt is the highlight of today. And i ran as soon as i came home from work before BF and son came home with so Pho as take out. It was awesome! CHECK

2) did the whole Blogilates day 3 workouts CHECK

3) sleep: last night is slept 5.5 hrs MISSED

4) mindfullness: had a good time with my son. Bf was watching hokey so not so much time together, but he felt like being in his man cave so its fine, i did listen to him with care when he talked about his day. Meditation will be a yoga nidra. CHECK

Happy dance!

Level 7 Yogini green witch

 

STR 3 - DEX 3 - STA 10 - CON 12 - WIS 13 - CHA 6

 

Previous challenges : 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6|| 7 || || 9 || 10 || 11

Current challenge : august 2020

 

Mantra : I am calm, I am love

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Congrats on the run!!!

 

Seeing improvements like that is so motivational.

 

*high fives*

 

M x

Xanjra - Level 3 - Human

STR - 1 / DEX - 1 / STA - 8 / CON - 9 / WIS - 6 / CHA - 4

Challenge - 1 (Rebel) Challenge - 2 (Adventurer) Challenge - 3 (Adventurer)

Spoiler

 

Battle Log 2014

UK Support Group

Long Term Goals Support

 

'Rule #1 - Cardio.  Zombies lead a very active life style; so should you.'  Zombieland.

 

 

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