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Maigrey Prioritizes! [Challenge #5, 2015-01-05]


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I originally wasn’t going to do a challenge this time, as I’ve struggled with internal peer pressure on these things.  I’d been putting things in a battle log, which I update just as I go and a little less stressful for me.  But then I saw starpuck’s challenge where she’s doing a weekly challenge and that is more up my alley.  So, here I am, ready or not!

 

I’ve selected a word for the year:  Prioritize.  I want to prioritize my emotional, physical, and mental well being.  This may mean I’ll need to make difficult choices, but I’m up for that.

 

So, I’ve made a list of tasks I wish to do for the year, the month, weekly, and daily.  The daily builds into the weekly, which builds into the monthly, etc.  I’ll save the excess commentary on each one and just list my tasks, which I will track this week.

 

WEEK #1 - Jan 5 - Jan 11:

 

Daily Tasks:

  • Meditate for 10 min

  • Journal for 10 min

  • Declutter for 15 min

  • Sitting Solution workout

  • Track food

  • No recreational sugar

  • Make 3 calls

  • Pray

  • get 8+ hours sleep

  • walk 6,000 steps

  • Practice French for 15 min

 

Weekly Tasks:

  • Take progress photos and measurements

  • Go to church

  • Work out 3 times

  • Walk 15 miles

  • Weekly planning

  • Give away/Throw away 52 items

  • Go to 2 OA meetings

  • Meal planning / order kitchfix

  • Grocery shopping

  • Blog post

  • Choose 2 meetup events to go to

  • Organize Jan brunch with friends

  • Mail sorting

  • Filing

  • Shredding

 

This does look like a lot to do, but there are a lot of things that I can do while on conference calls [WFH FTW!], and I will need to stick to PRIORITIZE, and put these things before less important things like TV and dorking around on the internet.  We’ll see how this goes!

 

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Hey girl, hey!   Love it, love it. :)

 

I feel all squishy that my thread helped inspire you to put up your thread.   D'awww. 

 

 

No recreational sugar

^ This is awesome!   It's also something I'm doing.    I'm not ready to go omg sugar nazi and fine comb every last label, but I want to cut out the things that are blatantly, 'omg sugar'.   (Which is super hard for someone that doesn't like fruit!)   But, yeah!  We can cheer each other on for sure with this one.   And share tips!

 

Following along. :)   You got this chica.

 

Oh, and, I do not come empty handed.

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hii! i like the goals - glad you were able to figure out a format that may work better for you!

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Iiiintriguing new format, you two. It does look like a lot, but you are certainly good at staying on top of things, so I'm sure you'll schedule it out accordingly. :) 

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Hey girl, hey!   Love it, love it. :)

 

I feel all squishy that my thread helped inspire you to put up your thread.   D'awww. 

<3 You are officially a superhero :D

 

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Heyyyyy is that a raptor in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

 

hii! i like the goals - glad you were able to figure out a format that may work better for you!

If you can't beat 'em ... change the rules!  

 

I love when people know that the challenge structure isn't working for them and find a way to make it work! Good plan! Welcome to Day 1!!!

Thanks!  

 

Iiiintriguing new format, you two. It does look like a lot, but you are certainly good at staying on top of things, so I'm sure you'll schedule it out accordingly. :)

Yesss there is going to be a lot of blocking out of time going on this week.  Whee!

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Oooooooo.  Tasks.  I'm a fan of tasks.  Because it's like Pre-plotting, and I am a fan of plotting.

 

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We will finish this challenge.

We must, we MUST, we must increase our ... challenge completions..?

 

Oooooooo.  Tasks.  I'm a fan of tasks.  Because it's like Pre-plotting, and I am a fan of plotting.

 

Happy New Year!

Tasks are good. Checking things off is good. But I have already plotted, or identified end goals, muhahaha so it is putting my schemes in motion.

 

Happy new year to you too!

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Week 1 Day 1 update (Jan 5):

 

[i've had this post up for about 5 hours, I better just finish typing]

 

Monday was a pretty great day!  I got almost all of my daily tasks in, knocked the mail sorting off the weekly list, and even got a Big Task done: filed my FSA claims for 2014.  ALL THE MOBNEYS ARE MINE!

 

Unfortunately, due to my back sprain, I skipped Oly class last night, so the likelyhood of me making 3 workouts this week is smaller than I'd like as I'm off to Asheville for my niece's birthday this weekend.  But I can do workouts that aren't Oly workouts and I can see if my sister can get me a guest pass to her gym and work out with whatever's there...

 

My treadmill desk got some work too, as I needed to get on it and knock out a few thousand steps.  I love this thing, because walking on a treadmill is boring, and I can swing my monitors in front and do stuff (or read the forums) and the time just flies.

 

Week One Summary:

Daily Tasks:                               MTWRFSSu

  • Meditate for 10 min                 X

  • Journal for 10 min                   X

  • Declutter for 15 min                X

  • Sitting Solution workout          /

  • Track food                                X

  • No recreational sugar            X

  • Make 3 calls                             X

  • Pray                                            -

  • get 8+ hours sleep                  X

  • walk 6,000 steps                     X

  • Practice French for 15 min    X

 

Weekly Tasks

  • Go to church

  • Work out 3 times

  • Walk 15 miles

  • Weekly planning

  • Give away/Throw away 52 items

  • Go to 2 OA meetings

  • Meal planning / order kitchfix

  • Grocery shopping

  • Blog post

  • Choose 2 meetup events to go to

  • Organize Jan brunch with friends

  • Mail sorting

  • Filing

  • Shredding

 

[edited because effing formatting can bite me]

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My treadmill desk got some work too, as I needed to get on it and knock out a few thousand steps.  I love this thing, because walking on a treadmill is boring, and I can swing my monitors in front and do stuff (or read the forums) and the time just flies.

 

Yay!

 

Week One Summary:

Daily Tasks:

M

T

W

R

F

S

Su

Meditate for 10 min

X

           

Journal for 10 min

X

           

Declutter for 15 min

X

           

Sitting Solution workout

/

           

Track food

X

           

No recreational sugar

X

           

Make 3 calls

X

           

Pray

-

           

get 8+ hours sleep

X

           

walk 6,000 steps

X

           

Practice French for 15 min

X

           

 

The formatting... umm... got away from you there.

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Week 1, Day 2 - Jan 6, 2015
 

I'm pretty sure I got hit with ego depletion yesterday.  I was entirely unmotivated to do anything in the morning and basically forced myself to Get Shit Done.  Also - I'm struggling to get the sitting solution items in - which is somewhat silly since it's 4 minutes ever 90 minutes-ish.

 

Also my lack of motivation could be correlated to logging on to social things (and nerd fitness) earlier in the morning.  I'm trying today to stay off all that stuff until I've at least completed my 'top 5' list.  Which, yay, I've now done, and can now focus on the daily stuff I need to do.

 

I also went to see my chiropractor and massage therapist, which is good timing as I tweaked my back on Friday lifting with the nerds. My back was way too tight for the chiropractor to do a whole lot with my thoracic region, but he did get my lower back to loosen a little.  And then Jenna worked her magic (read beating the stuffin' out of me, and then applying suction to the really stuck parts) and things moved a little more. 

 

She did say "Oh, your shoulders are so much looser today, it's like you had a vacation, ha ha" It's amazing what 10 days of relaxing can do for your knots.

 

Task summary - 

 

Daily Tasks:                                               MTWRFSSu

     Meditate for 10 min               XX

     Journal for 10 min                XX

     Declutter for 15 min              XX

     Sitting Solution workout          /-

     Track food                        XX

     No recreational sugar             XX

     Make 3 calls                      X-

     Pray                              -X

     get 8+ hours sleep                XX

     walk 6,000 steps                  XX

     Practice French for 15 min        XX


Weekly Tasks:

  • Go to church

  • Work out 3 times

  • Walk 15 miles

  • Weekly planning

  • Give away/Throw away 52 items

  • ✓Go to 2 OA meetings - one done

  • Meal planning / order kitchfix

  • Grocery shopping

  • Blog post

  • ✓Choose 2 meetup events to go to - one planned

  • Organize Jan brunch with friends

  • Mail sorting

  • Filing

  • Shredding

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Week 1 Day 3 [2015-01-07]

 

I was pretty much stupid exhausted yesterday.  I did manage to get a couple lingering things done, and felt good about that!  And even though I wanted a nap, StarGazer made me go to oly class and that was a good thing.  Except, I still want all the sleepies today.   Looking at my daily tasks, I am obviously not prioritizing the sitting solution, which is probably mostly because it's the newest thing in my routine.

 

Also - it is ridiculously cold here; I'm in my home office with a space heater on, and my feet are still freezing!  Welcome to the Midwest in winter.  Could be worse, I could be in Canada :)

 

The workout was good, pretty much my Jerk form is fab, but everything else still sucks.  Which, it's been basically a month, if that, that I've been at this, right? It'll get better.

 

weights are in lbs, not kilos :)

Power clean

35x3

55x3

55x3

 

Clean and Jerk

35x3

55x3

65-65F

65x2

55-55F-55

 

Clean pull

55-65-65-65

65x4

65x4

65x4

 

Sotts press

PVCx3

15x3

15x3

 

Back squats

35x4

45x4

45x4

45x4

55x4

 

Daily Tasks:                                             MTWRFSSu

    Meditate for 10 min               XXX

    Journal for 10 min                XX-

    Declutter for 15 min              XX/

    Sitting Solution workout          /--

    Track food                        XXX

    No recreational sugar             XX/

    Make 3 calls                      X--

    Pray                              -XX

    get 8+ hours sleep                XXX

    walk 6,000 steps                  XXX

    Practice French for 15 min        XXX

 

Weekly Tasks:

  • Go to church

  • ✓Work out 3 times - one done

  • Walk 15 miles

  • Weekly planning

  • Give away/Throw away 52 items

  • ✓Go to 2 OA meetings - one done

  • Meal planning / order kitchfix

  • Grocery shopping

  • Blog post

  • ✓Choose 2 meetup events to go to - one planned

  • Organize Jan brunch with friends

  • Mail sorting

  • Filing

  • Shredding

 

if you've made it this far, I reward you with this:

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Yayyy for making good choices. I heart naps as much as anyone (duh), but sounds like Oly was definitely called for. :)

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I'll update later, but today was spent driving 600 miles with two dogs.  The first 3 hours included a 720 degree spin on 1-65 thanks to black ice, but by the grace of the holy spirit and I think some remembrance of how to deal with skids (maybe), a large shoulder and light traffic, the pups and I are safe and sound in double digit temperatures.

 

Sometimes it is things like that which remind you how lucky you are.  Tell those people you love that you love 'em.

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Yay! I found you!

Can we go lift in your gym on MLK?

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probably - I'll have to ask what the drop in fee is - I think maybe $25?  The oly class is at 5:30 pm which I know is too late for you, but I'll double check and make sure we can lift off-class hours (but I don't see why not).   You will be required to coach me, though :)

 

I posted at the same time as you... so I'm afraid my last post comes off as indifferent. So glad you and the pups are okay and that the circumstances around you were not different.

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It didn't come off as indifferent - I figured that was it.  And we're okay, no harm done to anything, really, which I'm just amazed about. 

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Yikes! Glad you are safe!!!

 

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awwww us too!  <3  as I said, it could have been worse, and I obviously was very careful until getting out of black ice land after that.  It just reminded me that man something worse could have happened and I might not have told everyone I love them.

 

I LOVE YOU ALLL by the way. :)

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