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Bye Weeks Challenge Goals

Quest One - Try something new 

Cooking! I love cooking and am always looking for new things to try so this goal is 1 new recipe per week. 
 
Quest Two - Mini fitness goal 
Changed to one extra day of weight training. So Weights 2x a week: Tuesday and Sunday
 

Quest Three - Unadulterated joy

Reading for pleasure. I don't do this regularly enough   :neglected:. It always makes my day better so 30 minutes of reading per day. Continuing with meditation also falls under this goal.
 
Life Quest: Finish Papers before June 3
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Daily Inspiration: 

 

If you want to be a great leader,

you must learn to follow the Tao.
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts,
and the world will govern itself.

The more prohibitions you have,
the less virtuous people will be.
The more weapons you have,
the less secure people will be.
The more subsidies you have,
the less self-reliant people will be.

Therefore the Master says:
I let go of the law,
and people become honest.
I let go of economics,
and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion,
and people become serene.
I let go of all desire for the common good,
and the good becomes common as grass.
 

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Ohhhh, new recipes. Such fun! XD

Yes! Always good to try new things! Thinking pumpkin pancakes. Though I'm pretty pumped (heh) for weight training tomorrow!

 

I also need to read more, so many books, and so many excused to not read them!!

Yes! This is me! I have sooooooo many books I need/want to read. So this is me making the time! Thanks for stopping by  :smile-new:

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Day 1 (of 14) 

Exercise: 1 hour Pilates, lots of jump board. I'm really feeling my legs today

Meditation: Not yet

Writing: 30 minutes on my paper earlier

Reading: yes, 1 hour and 15 minutes. Just lovely. Almost done with The Good Soldier, a sad but beautiful book. 

Water: 1.5L so

Food: 

-veggie scramble

-1 minneola

-smoothie (mango, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, whole milk, protein powder, chia seeds) 

-1 small slice pizza

 

mood log: 

Too much overthinking today. Just be. Wondering if I use worrying about things the procrastinate.... it takes up a lot of unnecessary time and energy. I guess today's lesson is "don't worry, be happy". 

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I can relate a lot to you and what you say , not sure you have seen my log?? I struggle with thinking negative thoughts and have bad anxiety. I also try to meditate. Think i will take your set up and have a few more points to my journal, mood log is really good and something to look back on. 

 

Thanks  :pride:

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Hakuna matata!

YES EXACTLY

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I can relate a lot to you and what you say , not sure you have seen my log?? I struggle with thinking negative thoughts and have bad anxiety. I also try to meditate. Think i will take your set up and have a few more points to my journal, mood log is really good and something to look back on. 

 

Thanks  :pride:

You're very welcome! I'm glad I could help! Anxiety and negative thoughts are such a tough battle to fight, I will for sure check out your thread! I think the mood log will help me recognize patterns of when I get negative. Once I understand how the system works I can change it. We can do this!  :rapture:

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Great start to the day.

-20 minutes of work on paper already

-15 minutes of walking at an incline on the treadmill

-almost a liter of water already

-working on my goals for the next challenge

 

My legs are ridiculously sore today so I am walking instead of running. I'll stretch out a bit, walk some more and if my legs feel less sore I will run. 

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You're very welcome! I'm glad I could help! Anxiety and negative thoughts are such a tough battle to fight, I will for sure check out your thread! I think the mood log will help me recognize patterns of when I get negative. Once I understand how the system works I can change it. We can do this!  :rapture:

 

Yes patterns are important. and we CAN do this yes  :pride:

 

I hope to see you over in my thread some time http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/65571-rise-and-shine/

 

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The day so far: 

Exercise: 15 minutes walking at an incline, 15 minutes walking w/ 3 1:30 running intervals

Meditation: yes, 25 minutes. I'm really enjoying meditating outside. 

Writing: yes, 45 minutes total today

Reading: up next

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Reading complete (2/7) Finished The Good Soldier, stared Point Counter Point

Water at 1.5L for the day, fairly low for me

Food: 

Veggie scramble

1 minneola

1 medjool date

3 oz chicken breast

salad w/ chicken, almonds, dried cranberries, persian cucumber, asiago, corn, homemade vinaigrette 

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Today I choose to believe in myself. Today is an experiment, let's see what happens. 

 

Daily Inspiration: 

 

"When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective."

-Harvey Mackay

 

"Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret."

-Miguel Angel Ruiz

 

"You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."

-Ralph Marston

 

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Exercise: 60 minutes Pilates, 15 minutes walking at an incline (3/14)

Meditation: 10 minutes outside (2/14)

Writing: 60 minutes on paper (3/??)

Reading: 30 minutes complete (3/14) Listened to Jazz while reading, a great unwinding vibe

Water: 1.5L

Food: 

Smoothie (protein powder, raspberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, whole milk, chia seeds)

Veggie Scramble (eggs, kale, chard, spinach)

Salad (Spring mix w/ spinach, fresh berries, chicken breast, roasted chickpeas, vinaigrette) 

Dessert: small piece of homemade gluten-free brownie (yummmmm)

 

Mood Log: 60-75% happy today, getting better at telling when I'm in the moment vs. in my head. 

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Daily Inspiration: 

I choose to believe in myself. 

 

"In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision."

-Dalai Lama 
 
"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
-Christopher McCandless

 

"If you want to be happy, be."

-Leo Tolstoy

 

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Governing a large country

is like frying a small fish.
You spoil it with too much poking.

Center your country in the Tao
and evil will have no power.
Not that it isn't there,
but you'll be able to step out of its way.

Give evil nothing to oppose
and it will disappear by itself.

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The day so far: 

-c25k complete

-meditated ~20 minutes

-30 minutes on paper

-veggie scramble for breakfast

 

and........ new challenge is up

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Hey, Spooky, what kind of music do you like?

 

I ask because I found a band that kind of reminds me of you. :tongue:

oohhhhh I'm intrigued! I like a little bit of everything! I'm a big music person; I listen to a lot of indie/alternative music but my taste is all over the place. Honestly the best way to do it is by genre w/  some favorite artists for representative vibe/styles

-Classic Rock: David Bowie, Queen, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, T-Rex, The Band, The Beatles, The Kinks, Nick Drake

-Rap: Tribe Called Quest, Digibale Planets, Kendrick Lamar, Notorious B.I.G., N.E.R.D.

-80's music: Squeeze, The Cure, Joy Division, New Order, Crowded House, Sparks (actually Sparks is 70's quelle horreur) 

-90's music: Le Tigre, Pavement, My Bloody Valentine, Neutral Milk Hotel, No Doubt, PJ Harvey, Bright Eyes, Belle and Sebastian, Placebo, Yo La Tengo and basically any 90's pop (like Backstreet Boys/NSYNC/Britney Spears)

-current: Beach House, Real Estate, Lower Dens, Hot Chip, Tanlines, Dent May, Yelle, Ratatat, Metric, The Belleville Outfit and I could go on for ever honestly

-I also love musicals, Batboy is my favorite

-And lately I've been getting into Jazz and ambient music

 

So yeah.... that's probably a wayyyyyyy longer answer than you were expecting (sorry for rambling) but basically I'll probably like it because I like a lot of music. Seriously I have an iPod classic (r.i.p. :neglected:) and it's got over 20,000 songs on it......

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You are perfect haaha

 

I added some of my faves to some of yours :)

 

David Bowie, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks, Nick Drake, Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D. The Cure, Joy Division, Neutral Milk Hotel, Placebo, The Smiths, Morrissey, Eminem, Johnny Cash, Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Brand New, Springsteen, Fall Out Boy, Greenday, Kate Bush, MGMT, Tom Waits.  

 

 

 

I could go on and on and on and on and on and on....

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You are perfect haaha

 

I added some of my faves to some of yours :)

 

David Bowie, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks, Nick Drake, Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D. The Cure, Joy Division, Neutral Milk Hotel, Placebo, The Smiths, Morrissey, Eminem, Johnny Cash, Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Brand New, Springsteen, Fall Out Boy, Greenday, Kate Bush, MGMT, Tom Waits.  

AHHHHHH you added some of my favorites that I forgot (bolded). Can't believe I forgot Tom Waits!  This song is my absolute favorite! 

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