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Hi, I'm KaiNicole, you can call me Kai for short. This is my first time doing something so big for myself completely on my own...and I'm a bit of an introvert, so it's really my first experience publicizing myself at all. I'll pour myself into this anyhow, and hopefully it will help with my accountability! I tend to struggle with procrastination  :nonchalance:  To help me with both that, and this, I'm implementing a tool called HabitRPG...it makes your habits into a role playing game :huh: . In the last week or so I've found it fits really well with my life and motivates me more than most things I've tried. (I've also tried monetary rewards...but I'm a little poor for that at the moment :beguiled: )

 

I'm a college freshman, so being healthy has been a challenge, especially for the first semester. I lost about 10 pounds in muscle weight and gained 15 in fat since the day I graduated HS. This is just a rough estimate, as I've never particularly cared what the scale says. I mostly care about how I feel, and at the moment I don't feel so hot. I used to run track and cross country when I was in high school, and I'd like to get back to feeling as good as I remember feeling, if not better. I plan on starting this semester right!

 

 

This is my Quest to Conquer the Glacial Void of Depression (and start feeling better about myself in general)

 

Quest 1: Walk/Run for at least 20 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week

  • Walking between classes on campus and physical labor at work DOES NOT COUNT. (Those are just bonuses for being awesome and working hard  :playful: )
  • 4 times a week because that's more days doing it per week than not doing it. Majority rules! 20 minutes because that fits well with my time constraints and combined with other, normal, activity throughout the day will make me fairly active and helping to combat the Void.
  • Grade A: do all the things (and more); Grade B: about 3 times a week; Grade C: only twice a week.

​Quest 2: Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night

  • This greatly reduces stress/anxiety, as I can think straight, and it also decreases chances of getting sick. All sorts of studies show that not getting enough sleep is extremely detrimental you your mental, emotional, and physical health. Besides, I love sleeping :love_heart:
  • Grade A: still all the things and hopefully more; Grade B: about 7 hours of sleep; Grade C: about 6 hours. [i wonder if these grades are directly correlate to my actual school grades...]

Quest 3: Cut soda from my diet entirely

  • Not even the little Starbucks Refreshers that are part juice... :miserable:
  • Healthy alternatives include: H20, milk, and other things I have yet to think of. I'll drink coffee/tea for caffeine, but only if I must.
  • Grade A: alternatively, NONE of the things; Grade B: I slipped and had some of the things; Grade C: I had a moderate amount of the things (about equal to what I'm currently at, having already been working on cutting back).

 

Life Side Quest: Go to ALL the Classes

  • Except, of course, should there be extenuating circumstances such as an earthquake, an extreme blizzard, Murtagh/Sasuke suddenly appearing and sweeping me off my feet, or the legit flu.
  • Grade A: going to my classes=passing them! :highly_amused: ; Grade B: a battle or two lost with the Void; Grade C: enough absences to be detrimental to my (actual) grades

My motivation, to feel better about myself, has to do largely with the wonderful people in my life, without whose help I probably wouldn't have made it through last semester at all. To my mom and dad, for supporting me in everything I do and believing that I'm capable of so much I didn't think was possible before. To my little brother, for the unconditional love you offer me every day, and the joy in your smile and exuberant hugs when your silly older sister visits from college. To my longtime boyfriend, for although you came from the 'Outside' you have always seen past my demons and taught me how to truly cherish what we have together, and this is my manifestation of that, for in loving myself I can open my whole heart to loving you. To my best friend, who, despite everything I put you through, you are still my best friend, and I wish to be able to carry you through your hard spots as loyally as you have me. I love you all; I always will. ^_^

 

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed :)

 

**I would also like to note that just because I have depression does not mean I am damaged goods, or that I'm eternally mopey. How some unbalanced chemicals in my brain say I should react to my surroundings isn't necessarily reflective of who I am, and it's my dream for everyone to understand that and have compassion for others that are struggling. I'm preaching the love, man!

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Looks interesting, I'm looking forward to your reports.

Also, I like your goals :)

Run 21 kilometers                                                        7.1km                                                                                                                                                                                                            21.1km

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I want to get fit for my 25th birthday, so look how I'm doing at my Six-Week-Challenge Thread!

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Looks interesting, I'm looking forward to your reports.

Also, I like your goals :)

Thank you! :)

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Do you have plans on how often you want to report?

You said it's your first experience with publicizing but I'm really looking forward to see how you do :)

 

Don't be afraid, we're all in here for the same reasons!

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I want to get fit for my 25th birthday, so look how I'm doing at my Six-Week-Challenge Thread!

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Ahoy, Missie Kai!  Yer goals be clear, yer motivation be selfless, 'n yer heart be true as any treasure!  Yer challenge here be a beaut', 'n I's leavin' a bit o' treasure from the CutLasses, curtosy o' alienjenn.  Here be just a taste o' the pretty pieces o' eight n' inspirational bits you may find there:

 

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This challenge may see fierce seas ahead, but remember you've a crew of rebels to fight beside ya!  Happy sailing!

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1 Tim 4:7-8 "...train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value,

godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."

 

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so how has the challenge been so far?

 

You might notice that someone has added tags onto your thread.  This is not to pigeonhole you into a specific guild, but rather to attract the attention of the guild ambassadors because of your lifestyle or a grouping of goals, so that they might be able to motivate, encourage and advise you of anything during your challenge with us.  You don't even need to wait for them, you're welcome to pop into the Adventurers to say hi and introduce yourself and to see what they're about. Also you are more than welcome to drop me a line at any time if you need anything.

 

Good luck

AB xx

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"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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Do you have plans on how often you want to report?

You said it's your first experience with publicizing but I'm really looking forward to see how you do :)

 

Don't be afraid, we're all in here for the same reasons!

I have finally set up a plan on how often I'm going to be reporting :) My second semester of college just started so the last week and a half has been a hectic one. Thank you for your support!

 

I just need to know...how exactly do I update? Do I just post an entirely new thing in the forum, or something on here in the comments? I'm super lost.

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Welcome to the Cutlasses!  We're always happy to see a giftee joining our ranks. ^_^

 

How are the goals going so far?  To update, just post a reply to this thread right here!

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You may also press the Edit button to have the first post reflect your goals. Up to you, I would say. This is your thread after all ;)

Run 21 kilometers                                                        7.1km                                                                                                                                                                                                            21.1km

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I want to get fit for my 25th birthday, so look how I'm doing at my Six-Week-Challenge Thread!

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Alright, here's my update:

 Quest #1: walk/run 20 minutes per day, 4 days a week

Right now I'm doing about a B-grade, which is 3 times a week instead of my goal of 4. However, I recently took a trip with my family so that we could all run a 5K together! That was fun, as well as exhausting.

Quest #2: 8 hours of sleep every night

I've been doing awesome at this! Especially since I caught a small cold last week. I'm attempting to sleep it off  :playful:

Quest #3: No soda

Uh.....I may or may not be at a C grade or lower. I think I may modify this goal to having only one soda a week, and work on completely removing it later. Baby steps, baby steps.

Life Side Quest: Go to all of my classes

I am rocking this! Except for, you know, today, when I was feeling too sick to get out of bed.

 

I have also joined the Cutlasses! I am aboard the ship The Sea Witch as an Apprentice Seawoman!!

We're doing a mini challenge, for pulling the rigging and pushing the canons into place!! Whichever ship wins gets extra rum!!

Arrgh, but I be mostly excited for the rum ;) 

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I've watched people near to me try to give up soda - it's a tough process for sure, and takes time.

 

Will you be participating in our current mini?  The push/pull mini ended on Sunday. :pirate:

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Aaaaand updating again  :nightmare: I know I'm not super good at keeping up on here! But my goals have made great progress:

 

#1: walk/run 20 minutes per day, 4 times a week

I've been doing awesome at this! I daresay that I've actually been achieving this just about every single day.

 

#2: 8 hours of sleep

heh heh...I could probably actually do with less sleep lately. I need to get up and get moving! (And doing my homework...)

 

#3 soda once a week

I've actually been able to maintain this fairly easily :) It's easier to tell myself no, I'll save my one for later or no, I already rewarded myself with one than to flat-out quit cold turkey!

 

Life Side Quest

Well, excepting my mini-crisis today where I found out I had a physics test 3 hours prior to said test and skipped my first class to study...I've been doing really good at this!! It's easier to do when you actually enjoy and look forward to your classes, or the people in them.

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#1: I'm the greatest. I'm doing plenty in addition to this!

#2: That's why this post is so short! Need to get me some sleep.

#3: I've been replacing soda (anytime I get a soda craving) with a protein shake or gatorade/vitamin water, depending on what's nearby.

 

Side: This has been taking a bit of a backseat now, especially as I'm learning more on my own than in class itself. Also, recent time constraints are playing havoc with my study schedule!! I'll get there though. One day at a time.

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Newbie | Level 2

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