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Chanda: Living the Good Life II


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Chanda takes a deep breath. She is ready for the next step.

 

Here I am for round 2 of Living the Good Life!!!

 

From the last challenge I confirmed that I need to be kind with myself in order to regain my resilience. I learned that its only by going slowly that I build and maintain solid habits that benefit my life.

 

My main quest remains the same... I just reworded the weight loss part. 

 

Main Quest: 42 or “Living the Good Lifeâ€

  1. I am capable, loving and relaxed.
  2. I have daily meaningful contact with my husband and my 2 daughters 
  3. Looking after my health and appearance is a habit
  4. Our home is organised and decluttered
  5. I am organised at work
  6. Regular contact with family (every 1 to 2 weeks)
  7. Regular contact with friends (monthly)
  8. Perfect day/week is a habit (includes eldest daughter school start)
  9. I feel good in my body (lost up to 9kg of fat with minimal to no lean mass loss)
  10. Released 6 CB patterns + hobby business setup. + Blog every 2-4weeks / CB weekly posts
  11. I don't make a big deal out of everything in life, feel joy and laugh.
  12. I have dreams for the future.

 

Over the next 6 weeks, I shall continue gradually taking small steps to live well:

 

1 Fuel: Bring some diversity and colour into my diet. Eat at least 4 to 5 fruit/vegetables per day (4 points).

 

2 Body: Mainly yoga and maybe some run-walks do an average of 90min per week (3 points)
 
3 Mind: Messy House = Messy Mind. Complete 50 steps... small projects to improve our home (4 points)
 
4 Life: Continue shifting into living my "perfect day" on normal days. This I call: Phase 2: Solid Middle (4points) 
  • My Morning: Work Days (WD): up 6:00-6:45 (yoga?/mindfulness?/breakfast/get ready). Non-WD: up before 8:30.
  • Morning routine: WD: 6:45-8:00 (girls up and ready, clear the decks, lunch prep, drop off and go to work). Non-WD: breakfast by 9:30.
  • Afternoon routine: WD: Tue-Fri 13:30-14:30 (stop work/leave the office). Mondays are long days for the next 12 weeks, so go for a walk around my worksite. Non-WD: Sat-Sun: have quiet time with the family after lunch.   
  • Evening routine 17:30-20:30 (dinner, clear the decks, tomorrow prep, girls in bed)
  • My bed time WD: 22:30 Non-WD: before midnight

 

During weeks 4 and 5 I will have a business trip and a week of holiday... The trips might present a challenge, but I will adjust as needed. :)

 

Attribute points will be worked out at the end of the challenge based on where I see the most improvement/benefit.

 

“Smile, breath and go slowly.â€

Teích Nhât Hanh 

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Lusitanian Druid, Level 9
STR: 13 | DEX: 15 | STA: 17 | CON: 22 | WIS: 25 | CHA: 25

“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.†- Aristotle

Current Challenge: Living the Good Life II Past: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th,  8th9th, 10th11th, 12th

 

Goal: 1001 Steps on the Road to a Home -> 18/348 in 2015 

5.27%
5.27%

 

Goal: loose 9KG in 2015 -> 1.5KG lost 

16.67%
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Isn't it funny how things like this:

 

  1. Regular contact with family (every 1 to 2 weeks)
  2. Regular contact with friends (monthly)

Get unwittingly pushed aside and are -so difficult- sometimes? (I also have no idea why they got renumbered like that!)  I feel like lately this has been a big hurdle for me; I'm more than happy to hermit in my house with video games and books... I'm also blaming the weather because I hate the cold and bundling is no fun to me!

 

I love all of your goals, they're very mindful and well thought out!  I look forward to seeing you improve your self-kindness (so difficult) and topple this challenge with victory. :) :)

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

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"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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Thanks. Those goals have evolved over many years... and will continue to evolve I am sure. :)

 

 

For me at least I tend to isolate myself from family and friends when I start running low on energy or am depressed. Ironically its one of the worst things to do under that situation... Which is why I added those to items to my goals as a reminder. 

 

The re-numbering is automatic because I formatted that text as a "numbered list". No magic. :D

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Lusitanian Druid, Level 9
STR: 13 | DEX: 15 | STA: 17 | CON: 22 | WIS: 25 | CHA: 25

“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.†- Aristotle

Current Challenge: Living the Good Life II Past: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th,  8th9th, 10th11th, 12th

 

Goal: 1001 Steps on the Road to a Home -> 18/348 in 2015 

5.27%
5.27%

 

Goal: loose 9KG in 2015 -> 1.5KG lost 

16.67%
16.67%
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Chanda!

So good to see you again!

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I love all of your goals. Especially the ones about making a point to be with friends and family. It's a perfect checklist for having a peaceful and content life. I need to work on some of these things too. Seeing your goals have inspired me though.

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No Soda for 77/365 days

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10 pull ups by 2016

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I love this idea of living the good life! It sounds like you've got a really solid idea of how to make that happen. Looking forward to hearing how you progress!

Level 0 Mage-Yogi Hybrid. Finding the mind body balance. Constant work in progress.


"I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work." -Thomas Edison


"Never give up. Never surrender." -Galaxy Quest. Yup, that one.

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