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I know zombies are really fashionable these days, but the thing is, I want to KILL zombies, not be one. And I've been a zombie lately. So the theme of this challenge is going to be mindfulness. Awareness. Intentionality. Whatever you want to call it, my goal is to pay attention to what I am doing. 

 

For you see, the level of backsliding and self-sabotage I have achieved in the last couple months is only possible if you really try to ignore what you're doing. Sure, you'll come out of the fog occasionally - just long enough for a little self-loathing; enough to remind you why you're ignoring yourself and start the cycle anew.

 

Well, ENOUGH! The fog ain't a fun place to hang out in (it's cold, damp, and the view sucks) and beating yourself up is neither effective nor pleasant.

 

So I shall force myself to be aware of the choices I am making, and with that awareness will come the incentive I need to improve said choices. And I'm choosing a theme that makes me happy, no deeper meaning :tongue:

 

 

Goal One: PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU'RE PUTTING IN YOUR MOUTH! +3CON +2CHA

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This one is two-fold.

 

Part A: Track all food in MFP. Pretty straightforward. 7 possible points per week

 

Part B: Mindful Eating. Stop what you're doing (No TV, internet, books or phone). Conversation is acceptable. Experience the food I'm eating. Savour it. Consider the nourishment. I'm going to aim for one meal per day of this, because I know it's going to be effing hard (I've tried before) and I will hate it a little bit. But I'm positive it will be good for me, so there. 7 possible points per week. Subject to re-eval.

 

 

Goal Two: PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BODY! 2STR +2STA +1DEX

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And the easiest way to do that is to use it. Appreciate it. Let it get stronger.

 

2 Kettlebell workouts per week

1 additional form of movement per week, min 1/2 hour. This doesn't need to be an all-out effort, but something that gets me active and appreciating the things my body can do. Yoga and walking are coming to mind, but anything active is fine. Even a third KB workout, if I want to. 3 possible points per week.

 

 

Goal Three: PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR MENTAL STATE! +3WIS

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There are no physical impediments to me accomplishing all of the above. All obstacles are mental. So I need to take care of my mind in order to be successful. I'll be honest, I'm not 100% certain how I want to approach this, so I think I'm going to leave it a little unstructured. My intention is to pick a strategy/activity/approach at the beginning of each week, and try it out. I will report back at each weekly wrap up to say how it went, whether it helped with stress/to build calmness etc. and decide whether to keep it in my arsenal or try something else. 2 possible points per week - one point for technically trying something, and another for giving it a full effort.

 

 

Life Goal: EMBRACE YOUR SOBER SELF! +1CON +1CHA

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Well, it's kind of a diet goal too, and a mental goal, and about my body. All-encompassing.

I am going to do a 30 day no-alcohol challenge. Not that I have a drinking problem, per se. But based on past experience, I know that I actually do feel better when I am totally sober. Over the course of the summer, beer has become a bit of a fixture, and an after-work drink has snuck back into the routine. But it's calories I don't need, it's expensive, and it's not a very good stress management technique in the long run. So the challenge will start Sept 15th. We'll see how I feel 30 days after that - it may get extended for the whole challenge. 7 possible points per week.

 

 

 

Well. here goes! Let's do this thing, my nerdly friends!

 

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Woot! Woot! Alice FTW!

 

I know you can kick the ass out of this challenge if you put your mind to it. 

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Mmm tomato sauce! Love Alice...though the zombie one totally creeps me out. I like your goals (and gifs).

 

I'm actually in the middle of a 30-day no-alcohol, 1 week left. The No Soda PVP (or no alcohol, or no coffee, etc) is under revision, but I'm sure if you let Shadowlion know you'll get included in the changeover. It's fun to have an extra spot to brag about your accomplishments or get encouragement.

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I think I'll just plagiarise your goals!

We seemed to have a similar last three weeks but I even skipped out of doing a challenge.

Heads on straight - lets do this (well I haven't put a challenge up yet!)

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Thanks for the support everyone!

 

Good to see you, Skywalker! Get your challenge together so I can stalk you!

 

 

Mmm tomato sauce! Love Alice...though the zombie one totally creeps me out. I like your goals (and gifs).

 

I'm actually in the middle of a 30-day no-alcohol, 1 week left. The No Soda PVP (or no alcohol, or no coffee, etc) is under revision, but I'm sure if you let Shadowlion know you'll get included in the changeover. It's fun to have an extra spot to brag about your accomplishments or get encouragement.

Thanks Hiroro, I will have to check that out! I will take all the support I can get :)

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I love your challenge theme! :panda:

I felt better after I quit drinking alcohol too, though at first it was a little awkward socially. Good luck meeting your goals!

Hehe I know, right? I stopped drinking for a couple months at the start of this year, and everyone thought I was pregnant.. Awkward!

Thanks for stopping by though!

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Well, I probably could have done a bit better at that whole "giving myself a head start" thing, but the good news is that I am actually feeling totally ready and prepared to slay this challenge. In fact, my mental state is better than it has been in at least a month.

 

I got plenty of sunshine this weekend, and a nice 45 min bike ride in, plus some playing outdoors with my niece/nephews. We also did a big job (50 shirts! Our biggest clothing order yet :D) on Saturday, and we got the whole thing done in 5 hours, and everything went perfectly smoothly, and that was just the sort of *win* that was needed.

 

The no-alcohol challenge begins today.

 

And I'm thinking that my "take care of my mind" challenge for the week is going to be daily yoga. I really feel like I need it today, as my hip is acting funky (It feels like it needs to crack, but it WON'T!) and I woke up with stiff shoulders and a headache. So yes. Yoga is good.

 

Ooh, and I have some really wonderful leftover Thai Chicken Soup for breakfast/lunch. All set.

 

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Down the rabbit hole we go!

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Race: Wood Elf

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Class: Ranger

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Hiya! Good to see this challenge from you. I can really relate with this tendency to ignore what i'm doing because I hate it but don't feel like I can change things. It's good to feel like you can change things! So i'll be cheering you on a bit and getting inspired :)

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Whoo hoo! Way to go on the huge order!! 

 

And I'm having to force myself to scroll past the rabbit hole .gif, lest I get stuck watching it for minutes and minutes and minutes. 

 

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Yas! 

 

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||Char/RPG||
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STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week One Day One:

 

1/7 Mindful Meals: Yes! I ate my lunch outside, and enjoyed every bite.

1/7 Alcohol-free: Yup!

1/7 Yoga: Yes. Tried a variety of poses to fix my hip nonsense. It didn't seem to help yesterday, but it's feeling quite a bit better today.

0/3 Workout: Nope. Didn't want to make my hip worse. Hopefully will be up for it tonight.

1/7 Food Tracking: Done.

 

Breakfast: Leftover Thai Chicken Soup

Lunch: Striploin steak with small baked yukon gold potato and butter

DInner: Rice crackers with cheddar and pickles, seared scallops.

Snack: Strawberries and cream

 

Calories: 1596

Carbs: 84g

Fat: 70g

Protein: 147g

 

Wooot! Good first day.

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Mmmmmmm..... scallops. 

 

This warmup video has some great hip stretches. And my absolute favorite front hip stretch move:

 

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||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Thanks, I will check that out when I get home :)

 

And don't you worry, that stretch definitely made an appearance. Plus the version where you do it on the side of a bed.

 

I just need to get in the habit of stretching/yoga-ing more often... trying to work things out yesterday made me realize just how tight everything is, not just the part that's bugging me.

 

If only I had a flamingo....

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Race: Wood Elf

Level 20

Class: Ranger

Strength: 45 | Dexterity: 15 | Stamina: 44 | Constitution: 29 | Wisdom: 35 | Charisma: 28

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