kegivegi Posted January 2, 2015 Report Share Posted January 2, 2015 Introduction: Hi, I am Kegivegi and this is my first challenge. I used to be regular in gym weightlifting section and I am still in healthy weight range/reasonably fit, but due to being busy and lifestyle changing, I have not gotten into gym more than a few times during the last 6 months. My life has gotten so busy due to my son being homeschooled and all gyms being far away. Numerous times I have intended to start exercising at home, but I've never kept to it for more than a few times. I need to get back to it for my own sanity, well-being and happiness. Main Quest: Get consistent in doing exercise. Quest 1: Every evening do a set of exercises:warmup - 10 wall slides;core - each for up to a minute (or however long I can)plankside planksreverse plankhollow and superman holdsupper body - as many pushups as I can without restlower body - static hold of wide squat for up to 3 minutesI do it in the evenings instead of mornings because for some reason I feel more motivated in the evenings, whereas in the mornings I have a hard time getting out of bed to exercise; I feel cold; I get confused if I need to visit toilet first etc. Quest 2: Sleep at least 8 hours every night. I am using Sleep As Android app to keep track of it and it has helped me keep to it. Sleep is often-neglected part of fitness, but I cannot afford to neglect it. My motivation and stress levels are severely impacted if I skip this. To be honest, it seems that I need even more than 8, but this seems to be the minimum. Quest 3: Eat no more than one piece of candy/cake/chocolate/sweet/etc each day. None is inhumane, but too many will impact my waistline. I already eat pretty healthy, but I seem to be getting overboard with sweets now and then. Life Quest 1: Every day do something to organize/get rid of some of my stuff. It may be a small thing like taking pictures of items to sell; or slightly bigger such as sorting through a drawer to decide what to keep or not; to even bigger as dropping off a bag of unused clothes to a charity - but do at least something every day. I have too many things and the mess is bogging me down. Life Quest 2: Every day do something fun, just for the enjoyment of it. It may be something so small as just watching a funny video on web, reading a chapter from a book, drawing a picture etc, or bigger like going out to dance, hiking or on a date - but do something every day. Too often when my life gets structured, I forget to have fun, and so I don't want to have that structured life. Motivation: I want to have quality life, right now and for as long as I can. I got serious about fitness when my back started being sore all the time and the doctor said it was just weak core muscles. Workouts helped me fix it. I don't want to get bent over, instead I want to be able to do anything a quality life involves. If I cannot go to gym and do my workouts there, I should take care of my body at home. Organizing/getting rid of stuff and doing something fun are the quality life that I want to have. Quote Link to comment
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