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Hehe, you shld really not drink local water on tropical islands. I kept being reminded about this.

Looks like you're having a good week

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Half Faerie (Sidhe) Scout | Black Belt Kitchen Ninja
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - Herm Albright
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True, Blaidd! I was tricked into thinking it was ok because mum and dad (been here for 18 months) are fine. Seems I am not! 

I did my swimming in the sea yesterday, too. But, I skipped my 30 day challenge because... lazy. I'll get back to it today.

Warrior Princess
Eating Psychology Coach

Adventure's Guild Challenge winner: Challenge #24

â•‘ Live the Whole  â•‘ Bucket List â•‘Level up my Lifeâ•‘ 

"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you're alive is a special occasion."

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Ok, week 2 summary time:

Website work: A

I finalised the design (for these beginning stages) and got all the plugins set up.

Two posts are published, and I'm following my calendar as planned.

I've been 'promoting' on social media, but at this point that actually just means posting and pinning so that if and when anyone actually goes to the profiles, it's full of good stuff. I need to decide on when I'm actually going to start pushing it out there.

I've looked at instagram and twitter and I don't think I have the time or energy at this point to go there. Maybe in the future.

Need to work on: reading other related blogs and posting comments.

 

30 day challenges: B

I did well in the first half of the week, and then skipped a couple of days at the end. 

Need to work on: not being a lazy bum.

 

Swimming: A 6/7 days (aiming for 5/7).

Two of these were in the sea, which was lovely. Max lengths was 20 (160m). My bikini top was a bit unstable, so I felt a bit self-conscious at times. I'm really enjoying swimming, though!

So, average for these combined in a B+

 

And last goal: Meal logging: A

I logged all my meals in the TwoGrand app.

 

So, a solid week 2. I'm happy with my website progress, and am really enjoying the research and writing for the blog. I'm currently working on an oh-so-cheery post for Valentine's Day about buying fair trade chocolate - because giving the person you love a product of child labour or slavery isn't cool.

 

Goals for week 3:

- Writing. Get the chocolate post done.

- Posting. Get my third post up and functioning (+social media)

- Do 30 day challenges and swim

- Log meals.

 

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Ok, and it's Monday! The start of week three. I'm about to go check to see if the rangers guild has any minis up yet.

Today I bought a new bikini and tested it out in the pool. It stayed put through handstands, dives, flips, and regular swimming, so I'm feeling more confident about protecting my modesty while in the water now :)

 

And I've started to think about getting back to lifting when I'm back in Korea. I enjoyed strong lifts, and maybe might start from there again? 

 

And I might post a 'WOOT' room post when I release the blog to the public :D I'm feeling a bit proud of it.

Warrior Princess
Eating Psychology Coach

Adventure's Guild Challenge winner: Challenge #24

â•‘ Live the Whole  â•‘ Bucket List â•‘Level up my Lifeâ•‘ 

"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you're alive is a special occasion."

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OMG - I just emailed Steve! I feel like I just reached out to a celebrity. I asked if he had any favourite resources for learning how to write well when blogging. I really admire the style, tone, and personality of the NF blog, and while it's not the same as mine, I'd like to be that good at letting my personality shine through. I so hope he (or someone else on the NF team) replies - I'd be so honoured :D

Warrior Princess
Eating Psychology Coach

Adventure's Guild Challenge winner: Challenge #24

â•‘ Live the Whole  â•‘ Bucket List â•‘Level up my Lifeâ•‘ 

"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you're alive is a special occasion."

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He's really awesome at getting back to people on those things - but it might take a while :D

Half Faerie (Sidhe) Scout | Black Belt Kitchen Ninja
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - Herm Albright
You're welcome to skype me (audriwolf) too but let me know who you are

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All the swimming! Well done keeping up with it, you inspired me to finally get back in the ocean, just a brief swim but the dog even came in a little way with me! Feels so refreshing to get in the ocean eh? All your troubles are washed away by the salt water!

         Endor, LVL 45 Half-Elf Ranger 

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Hey guys! All is going well! I'm just in for my swimming - I've started just doing it every day because I'm in love with it :D Being in the water feels so good! I remember when I was 10 and wanted nothing more than to be a mermaid. True story.

 

The blog is going great, I'm right on track and ready to start my health coaching training this week - yay! I'm so excited to get started.

 

A couple of my goals have fallen by the wayside, by conscious choice. I feel like I should replace them with something, but maybe not.

- Food logging: thanks to the super slow internet here, it takes forever and I lost interest. I have other things I want to do with my time right now.

- 30 day challenges. They started to get a bit ridiculous. It started out all well and good, but then the volume just increased to levels I wasn't comfortable with. So, I'm doing the amount I want + yoga and that feels great.

 

Ok, I'm off to research how to optimise image quality and size for the blog - <3

Warrior Princess
Eating Psychology Coach

Adventure's Guild Challenge winner: Challenge #24

â•‘ Live the Whole  â•‘ Bucket List â•‘Level up my Lifeâ•‘ 

"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you're alive is a special occasion."

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i know my holiday in mauritius reminded me of the years and years i spent surfing (after school, on weekends, in the holidays).  I need to get fitter again to get there.

 

Good luck with your course - hope you're going to feedback to us about how it's going?

Half Faerie (Sidhe) Scout | Black Belt Kitchen Ninja
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - Herm Albright
You're welcome to skype me (audriwolf) too but let me know who you are

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Hey guys! Total lack of updates here - sorry! My parents and I moved to a new apartment complex and the internet's been a bit iffy. It seems to have come right, now though, so here I am :)

The new place is AWESOME! It has a big pool, ocean views, and heaps more space. The pool is salt water and so nice to swim in. Which has made my swimming goal so easy to keep! I'm just going to update on all my progress so far, because I'm in total holiday mode and can barely tell you what day it is, let alone what week we're in for the challenge :D

 

Ah ok, we're halfway through week 4. So, 1.5 weeks left? Geeze, where does the time go?

 

Main Quest: Get the blog up and running. (www.livethewhole.com)

Goal 1: Set up the blog with just the basics for now.

- About page

- Title

- Search function

- Blog

- Facebook and Pinterest plug-ins

- Email

All of this is done! The blog is officially up and running! I'm quite proud of it. Link is in my siggy :D :D

 

Goal 2: Create a posting schedule for the next 6 weeks and stick to it (1 post/week)

Yup, so far so good. I have all my content planned until the end of the challenge, and most of it is written up. I've been posting on schedule, and even managed one 'special extra' post last week (it was a book review).

 

Goal 3: Promote content on social media (FB, Pinterest, other blogs) and check out Twitter and Instagram to see if I want to do those. Put these tasks on the planner and do them 3-4 times a week.

This one I've been a little less sure about. I've been doing FB and Pinterest, and decided against Twitter and Instagram for now. I do think I need to start doing more promotion and posting comments on other blogs to get my name put there. I don't feel like I have the time right now though - with a new teaching semester starting, I have to prioritise my paying job for a few weeks :)

 

Side Quest 1: Tackle some weak areas

- Complete the 3x 30 day challenges  Do yoga 4+ times a week

- Swim 5+ times a week, starting with 12 lengths (it's small pool), and increasing by 1 length every second day until I'm doing 24+ lengths

These goals are going very well! I've missed a few yoga sessions, but not many. I've been swimming every day and loving it.

 

Side Quest 2: Log those meals

I'm on vacation for a couple of months and I want to make sure 'vacation mode' doesn't get out of hand. I've had the past two weeks off but starting today I will

- Log every meal using my TwoGrand app.

I cancelled this goal. It was more of a hassle than anything because of the slow internet. I love the app, and will continue to use it, but I'll get back into it next challenge. Totally lost interest here, and that's ok.

 

So yeah! I have just over a week left with mum and dad, and I'm loving it. It has been wonderful to spend so much time with them! I'm also excited to get home and get stuck into my job, my coaching course, and my blog. I'm working on building a great 2015!

Warrior Princess
Eating Psychology Coach

Adventure's Guild Challenge winner: Challenge #24

â•‘ Live the Whole  â•‘ Bucket List â•‘Level up my Lifeâ•‘ 

"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you're alive is a special occasion."

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Hey guys, checking in for the end of week 5!

I'm doing really well this challenge, and I think it's because I set such manageable goals. I will definitely have to remember this for the future. I've just finished with today's swimming and am about to work on a blog post (for posting in a few weeks) about the 'no excuses' fitspo images we see around the internets and what I think they can do for us (or not).

 

So, one week of challenge left, and one week of vacation left. I'm looking forward to both! Let's rock week 6!!

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Warrior Princess
Eating Psychology Coach

Adventure's Guild Challenge winner: Challenge #24

â•‘ Live the Whole  â•‘ Bucket List â•‘Level up my Lifeâ•‘ 

"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you're alive is a special occasion."

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Hey guys, checking in for the end of week 5!

I'm doing really well this challenge, and I think it's because I set such manageable goals. I will definitely have to remember this for the future. I've just finished with today's swimming and am about to work on a blog post (for posting in a few weeks) about the 'no excuses' fitspo images we see around the internets and what I think they can do for us (or not).

 

So, one week of challenge left, and one week of vacation left. I'm looking forward to both! Let's rock week 6!!

Nice work on the swimming.

 

Will be interesting to hear your thoughts on fitspo, controversial subject matter!

 

How long have got left of your hols? Oh to be a teacher...!

         Endor, LVL 45 Half-Elf Ranger 

PR and Motivation Log | Current Battle Log 

      

                    Feb-March 2022 Challenge

   

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