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Last challenge went pretty well.  I got back into this whole 6-week challenge game and feel I gained a bit of momentum, and I want to keep that rolling!  I'm sticking pretty close to my last challenge goals, but re-vamping the stuff that didn't work so well.  And even though it's not listed, I do plan to keep going with the stuff that I did nail down - like journalling.  

 

Goals

 

1) Whole30-ish - The whole30 I just completed went well and then got ruined by the Easter holiday. So I plan to get back on track and eat well, because this is what I know I need. There's a little leeway for hanging out with other people (mainly in the booze department) but I plan to keep it reasonable in those circumstances, order good food, and smart drink choices.  After eating junk lately I feel gross.   

 

2) Get to bed by 10pm/wake up at 5:30am -  My goal here is to give myself time to exercise in the morning, and still get a solid night's sleep (7.5 hours) No snooze button.  Likely going to sleep in my gym clothes. 

 

3) Exercise 3x per week - This time I have a new strategy.  As per above, I'm trying to give myself a strict bedtime so that I can exercise in the morning without compromising my sleep.  I'm going to exercise 3x/week, and foam roll/ball rolling on the other days.  That way I get adequate rest and self care, and don't screw up my sleep by only getting up early on some days!  i have given myself 1 day a week off from either activity because I feel like if I'm staying at the bf's, neither will happen, and that's okay.

 

Life Goals

4) Check/play on my phone less - I'm really bad for being on my phone too much.  I got an app called Moment (free) that tracks the amount of time you spend on your phone, as well as how many times you pick it up.  I find I don't necessarily spend THAT much time on my phone/day, but my pickups get crazy sometimes.  Over the last week and a half, my pick ups have averaged 83 times/day.  Assuming I"m sleeping 8 hours, that's 5 times an hour!! And that's the average!  My highest day it was 138 pickups - almost 9 times an hour.  Sheesh!!!  So my goal is to try to reduce that week over week to eventually only 30 times per day.  That still sounds high, but that counts checking every text, etc.  

 

5) Meet some more nerds coming to camp - I'm going to try to follow 2 new people's challenges so that I can get to know some more people before camp.  This will likely be a reoccurring goal (adding 2 new people each time).  To measure this goal, I plan to write on their challenges at least once per week.  

 

Prioritizing to get my house ready to sell- this one is a bit more vauge and unmeasurable, but what I would really like to accomplish is to continue to purge crap I don't need in my house and paint the walls, and work on keeping things tidy all the time.  

 

Tracking:

1) Whole30: 2.5/7 0/7 0/7 0/7 0/7 0/7 = 0/42 

2) Sleep: 1/6 0/6 0/6 0/6 0/6 0/6 = 0/36

3) Exercise: 1/3 0/3 0/3 0/3 0/3 0/3 = 0/18

3b ) Yoga Tune Up: 2/3 0/3 0/3 0/3 0/3 0/3 = 0/18

4) Phone pickups:

week 1 - 0/60 0/60 0/60 0/60 0/60 0/60 0/60

week 2 - 0/50 0/50 0/50 0/50 0/50 0/50 0/50

week 3 - 0/45 0/45 0/45 0/45 0/45 0/45 0/45

week 4 - 0/40 0/40 0/40 0/40 0/40 0/40 0/40

week 5 - 0/35 0/35 0/35 0/35 0/35 0/35 0/35

week 6 - 0/30 0/30 0/30 0/30 0/30 0/30 0/30

5) New nerd friends - 0/2 0/2 0/2 0/2 0/2 0/2 = 0/12

 

 

So this looks a lot heavier than my regular challenges, but I feel like some of it is repeat, and some of it is actually combined with other goals (i.e. sleep & exercise go hand in hand).  Let's do this!! 

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Everything here before April 13 is just kind of a trial run... so it's not being tracked, but I'll talk about it anyway, because it's my challenge, and I can.  

 

Last night I did get to bed early, like pre-10pm early, because I was being lazy and got tired while lying on the couch.  This morning when my alarm went off at 5:30am, I hit the snooze button, and then proceeded to spend 25 minutes in bed on my phone.  :(  If I want to make this 5:30am exercise thing happen, I need to quit that.  I did do my yoga tune up exercises which felt great and reminded me why I really need to do more of that! 

 

Yesterday was particularly bad for phone stuff - 326 minutes and 87 pickups! Part of the large amount of time that's higher than normal was because I was waiting at the dealership when dropping my car off, but still, 87 pickups is too many!  

 

Another day of working at home today, which works out because I should have someone coming by to look at a bunch of the scrapbooking stuff I'm trying to sell.  I'm making decent progress in getting rid of stuff I don't need.  I have 2 bags sitting to go to the thrift shop, a bunch of stuff listed on Craigslist, and more to go through.  I love getting rid of stuff.  lol

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Good luck with your Goals. #2 seems especially difficult.  I have been trying to go to bed at 10:30 all my life. It only seems to happen on Thursday nights. No idea why. 

I find that after about 9:30 I'm not doing anything productive and it's generally just pissing away time until 11-ish.  So if I quit doing that, it won't be so bad.  Also, it's things like half an hour messing around on my phone, while having a TV show on.  So that'll help with my phone usage too.  

 

Brilliant challenge! Are you only looking for nerd friends who are going to camp? Because if not, count me in - I'll be following along with your challenge anyway!

I'm specifically looking to get to know nerd friends coming to camp, but I love all nerd friends ;)  I just find sometimes I get overwhelmed trying to keep up with a ton of people's challenges, so my plan is 2 CNF peeps for sure but there's always love for more, I'm just not making any specific goals on that.  And welcome to my thread, and all my random randomness!  :)

 

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Okay, so I'm *trying* to be positive, but I'm pretty pissed off about my car situation.  

 

Starting at the beginning - shortly after I got my brand new 2011 Sentra, there was a recall that there was a piece missing on the chrome trunk finisher that caused it to rub against the trunk, and thus was resulting in rust.  I brought it in to be fixed when the notice came out.  They fixed it.  Whatever.

 

Recently I had noticed rust in this area again, and additional rust elsewhere on the trunk.  

 

I take it in, and complain.  They tell me that they can't fix the rust that's not in the area of the chrome finisher, because that's not covered under the recall.  I (*cough* quite rudely) said "Do you even understand how rust works?! I was livid.  It's a 4 year old car, it's rusting because of the previous problem.  Rust isn't local you asshats.  Learn some science.  

 

Anyway, I had purchased the rust protection module when I got my car.  They said they could make a claim under that, and it would just be a bit longer because there's more paperwork.  Okay, good, just get it fixed.

 

I didn't think about it until too late, but I sent a quick email off to the guy dealign with this stuff (because it was after-hours and I knew I would forget to call the next day) to see if I could get a loaner vehicle because they would need my car for more than a day.  Well, he didn't get back to me, and then I didn't talk to him until Monday when I brought my car in.  Of course, no luck.  They do have a shuttle service, but from the end of town the dealership is on to where I work, I would probably lose over an hour each way.  So, I get shuttled to home, because I feel I can manage to work from home for 2 days.  (add in that my work laptop's wireless doesn't work, so I'm checking my email on my macbook, and doing any work related stuff on my work laptop, plus I don't have network access remotely, so I have to get co-workers to email me what I need.)

 

Yesterday I call to see if my car is done at 3pm because I hadn't heard anything, and it had been dropped off Monday at 8:30am.  Well, the service desk didn't know, they put me through to another guy who didn't know, and said he would try to talk to the guy (Michael) who I had been talking to, and call me back.  Well, guess what, he didn't call me back.  

 

To be honest, I think that's what I'm most upset about.  If you say you're going to call, then do.  Even if it's just "sorry, I couldn't get a hold of Michael, I'll get him to touch base with you tomorrow".  

 

I'm just so frustrated! 

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Hey there, love the goals you've set, but especially the Life Goals 4 & 5 - I may... "borrow" those for a future challenge. Good luck smashing the challenges, yew can dewwww eeeeeeet!

 

Feel your pain about the car drama, that ticks me off too.

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Love this guy!!! (He will solve all your car problems, right? Looks pretty capable to me...) Sub-ed :)

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Ugh that is so annoying about the car situation! At least all these annoyances are happening on zero week hahah.

 

Anyway, awesome challenge.  Your phone challenge is particularly interesting, I'm excited to see how that turns out for you.

 

And yayyy camppppp!!!!

 

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So, it's a good think it's week zero.  I decided to drown my stress in a lot of pizza and several rum & cokes and watch the mindy project. (Mmmm Danny!!)  

 

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 While generally I think it's not healthy to eat/drink your problems away, it was actually what I needed to feel better and I did.  This generally isn't my first go to either - my bf is gone for a complete 2 weeks :(  and I checked in with my best friend to see if she wanted to go for dinner, but apparently Wednesdays are date night for her and her bf (gee thanks for reminding me mine  is gone lol). SO...yeah.  Whateves.  

 

Anyway...I still got up at 5:30 this morning and worked out.  I did some push ups, planks, inverted rows, and TRX single leg squats.  It felt so goooood! Had time for a quick shower and still made it into work early.  Which ruined my good mood because the network was down and I literally couldn't do any work.  UGH.  Anyway, ended the night with a pretty good group power class.  And then the woman who wanted to buy some of my scrapbooking stuff off craigslist finally showed up ($80 split between me and my bestie.  Whoo!).

 

Also, i can't believe I haven't shared my love of corgis here yet.  I'm pretty obsessed.  The bf actually bought me a mug for Christmas the year before last that says "OCD - Obsessive corgi disorder" lol  And no, I don't have one....yet ;)

 

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Your challenge looks great!! I need to start getting up earlier as well. I am currently getting up at 6 am to get X up an then we snuggle until 6:20 and then I am supposed to go work out... this last week I have mostly been just staying in bed until 7... then I have to work out in the evening, which I hate! lol

 

Sorry about your car! That's stupid!!

 

I am following 3 people this round, just so I can keep up, you are one of them!!

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So the last couple of days getting to bed early and getting up and being active have been great. I feel. SO GOOD after a workout/yoga/rolling session. Then I go to work and my day usually tanks. Eating has not been going well but I think it's because I'm in that in between mindset. I'm totally ready to pretty much start another whole30 next week.

I do find that when I've been eating crap, ive been feeling like crap. It's funny, because my bad eating generally isn't hat bad, when I do a whole30 I find I don't notice the improvement but I do feel the difference when I backslide.

This time I feel different. I feel like the crap food isn't that good anymore and not worth it. I think this time paleo/primal will stick.

Quick tidbit about my sister.... When we were texting today she was talking about how happy she is to soon have someone to share the cooking. Her husband pretty much never cooked and was a little bit of a picky eater when it came to healthier choices. So I do think that just by me cooking more paleo type meals for my sister she'll do well in that aspect. :).

Well it's off to bed - planning on having a productive day tomorrow and painting my bedroom!

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I almost always feel like crap when I eat crap food! You'd think that would make me stop LOL

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2) Get to bed by 10pm/wake up at 5:30am -  My goal here is to give myself time to exercise in the morning, and still get a solid night's sleep (7.5 hours) No snooze button.  Likely going to sleep in my gym clothes.

But then how are you going to send me those huge long love letter PMs? :P

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Your challenge just blew my mind. I had no idea there were apps for tracking how much you use your phone!! I often find myself checking my phone for no good reason, and I seriously need to stop. Thanks for the info!

This is totally where I'm at too.  It's such a bad habit for no good reason.  The app is called Moment.  It uses your location information for tracking.  I'm not sure about the accuracy, but I feel like it at least gives me a good idea of how much time I've spent on my phone/picked it up, so then as long as I'm comparing week to week using the app, it will be accurate enough for my purposes.  I feel it's like using the same scale or bf% measurement method, as long as you compare using the same thing you'll see a trend and can then use that to make progress.  

 

But then how are you going to send me those huge long love letter PMs? :tongue:

Awwww, sweetie, I'll just have to waste less time in the evening and just do it earlier. ;)  

 

For those of you that are thinking "wow, that's awkward...", let me just back up and say I started PMing Teros about whole30s almost a whole year ago, and 14 pages of PMs later, here we are as awesome friends.  For those of you coming to camp, I've already warned Teros that when I see him I will likely run and launch myself at him, rom-com spiny hug style, which will likely end up comedically with me picking the wrong person, and bowling over some stranger, or tiny little me (okay, not so much tiny, as short -  5'3" & ~152lbs) knocking Teros on his butt :P  So if you see this thing happen, that's likely the two of us.   Oh yeah, and if Teros and I every stop being friends, I'd probably have to kill him, because he knows too much ;) 

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Tomorrow is the big day and I can't remember being this pumped for a challenge in a long time.  

 

I've also had the most productive weekend ever and feel like I've been on speed or something! In two days I've accomplished the following:

Saturday

- 1 hour class planning/mini workout for my conditioning class I start teaching in a week

- shopping trip at the mall downtown that I hate trying to get to AND multi tasking and meeting a fellow CNF-er because I knew she works at Lush and that just so happened to be one of my stops AND she was working - WIN!

- Buying paint for my bedroom

- Dropping off 2 bags of stuff at the thrift shop

- wash my bedding & swap my winter duvet for the summer one

- wipe down the interior of my car and interior windows

- mop my balcony (2x)

- painted my room 90% (2 coats almost everywhere until I ran outta paint) and put my room back together so that I could sleep!

 

Sunday

- Take out garbage & recycling

- Buy more paint

- buy groceries

- spray paint ugly "home phone" (which is really just the buzzer for my condo, but it was ugly and sits in my bedroom needing a facelift!)

- send out jamberry party Facebook invites

- go to pole dance practice with a girlfriend 

- paint my closet, and bathroom, plus finish second coat on walls that I didn't finish yesterday, then put it all back together!

- grill food for the week

 

I am so excited to eat what i cooked today. I bbq-ed some steaks, and chicken breasts plus mixed veggies consisting of zucchini, peppers, and mushroom.  

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Pics of painting: The 'back wall" is the new colour, the side wall is the old color

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Okay, so it's almost bed time.  Time for a quick shower first!  Yay for productive weekends! Next weekend I plan to get my second bedroom and other bathroom painted.  The bf has been gone since the 6th and doesn't get home until the 20th, so i have 2 full weekends to myself, I figured I could get a lot done, and then not feel like I should be doing other things when he does get home! 

 

Happy new challenge everyone! 

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Awwww, sweetie, I'll just have to waste less time in the evening and just do it earlier. ;)

 

For those of you that are thinking "wow, that's awkward...", let me just back up and say I started PMing Teros about whole30s almost a whole year ago, and 14 pages of PMs later, here we are as awesome friends.  For those of you coming to camp, I've already warned Teros that when I see him I will likely run and launch myself at him, rom-com spiny hug style, which will likely end up comedically with me picking the wrong person, and bowling over some stranger, or tiny little me (okay, not so much tiny, as short -  5'3" & ~152lbs) knocking Teros on his butt :tongue:  So if you see this thing happen, that's likely the two of us.   Oh yeah, and if Teros and I every stop being friends, I'd probably have to kill him, because he knows too much ;)

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when I see him I will likely run and launch myself at him, rom-com spiny hug style

 

Will likely?  I thought this was a definite! :P
 

 

Tomorrow is the big day and I can't remember being this pumped for a challenge in a long time. 

 

Same.  I'm feeling like my new, er...old? self again.

 

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The big move will be at the end of August, if things work out they way I'm wanting.  June 1 - list condo, hopefully have a buyer confirmed by July 20th (ish), give my notice on July 24, work one last week and take the following week as holidays.  Spend August blissfully unemployed and teaching fitness classes, and then move sometime after the 18th (which is my last teaching obligation).  I'm fairly checked out of work already, doing enough to not raise suspicion or be an asshat, but not stressing about the crap piling up.  If I worked somewhere that deserved my stress, i might care more, but they're idiots with no business sense. 

 

I really want to get most things that will not be moving with me out of my house by the time I list it because no one wants to see all your junk.  Plus there's generally a few condos for sale every summer in my building, so the better my place shows, hopefully the sooner it sells.  I'm on a quite appealing floor, and on the better side of the building (facing an awesome park vs. the street), so I'm hopeful those things will work in my favour.   

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