Jill Beat Posted July 30, 2015 Report Share Posted July 30, 2015 Hi everyone! I'm back! Seems like I'm always taking breaks and then realizing how badly I need 6 week challenges. So, here I am again. I truly believe there is no shame in starting over again...and again...and again. It means you're trying. I just got back fro 5 days in Vegas, so my eating has been off the charts bad. I really need to wrangle this back in! BUT because of all the changes in the next month, I'm NOT doing a whole30, as much as I would like to, but instead, eating with whole30-like intentions, but keeping in mind there will be challenges like booze and dinner with friends. **For friends who have been wondering what I've been up to - feel free to skip over**Here's the quick version of my life since my last challenge - AKA April/May. I listed my house for sale in the middle of May - the market here is super saturated, and it still hasn't sold. I'm starting to consider renting it in the fall because I"m not willing to drop the price so much that I would be losing a lot of money. Either way, I need to move out by mid-september because i have obligations in BC, and also, my flight to camp is booked out of Vancouver. I'll be moving in with my sister in Surrey BC. Work is a dump, and calling what I do with my days "working" is a bit of a joke. I hate feeling like I"m wasting my time. But I'm in the process of getting ready to quit. It would be a hell of a lot easier if my house sold, but I can't do much about that. I'm starting to pack up my house and get ready to move. After this, I'm off to buy supplies (tape, makers, labels, etc) and start with some stuff I'm keeping but won't be needing. I'm constantly decluttering and getting rid of stuff. I just got back from 5 days in Vegas and all the eating and drinking has left me very ready for a challenge to clean up my habits. **end update** Because I've missed a challenge or two, it's always hard to not get overwhelmed and wanting to do ALL THE THINGS (my eternal struggle). GOALS 1) I want to cook meals at home both to save money and to eat better. The other goal within cooking at home, is to use up things that I have. With a big move coming up at an undetermined date, I'd like to empty more of my pantry. The goal is to eat at home (or someone else's home) 3 meals a day (packed lunch for work) seven days a week, for the 6 weeks minus one. I can allow one meal out a week, chosen thoughtfully. With the way things are I'm not going to be starting too strongly here, but it'll get better...week 1 - 4/12week 2 - /20week 3 - /20week 4 - /20week 5 - /20week 6 - /20week 6+ - /20 2) Morning Routine - I want to get up earlier and go for a short walk and do some mobility/rolling work. While walking a lot in Vegas, i was actually surprised by the fact that my feel getting sore was the worst that happened when walking in my (pretty minimal) sandals all day. I loved the fact that even walking on hard surfaces all day, despite the fact that I'm generally VERY sedentary, my knees and hips didn't hurt at all. I want to keep going with the walking momentum I gained and I also want to get back to my yoga tune up rolling. Week 1 - 2/8Week 2 - /14Week 3 - /14Week 4 - /14Week 5 - /14Week 6 - /14Week 6+ - /14 3) Evening Routine - I really want to work on handstands! I've never made this one a really big goal, but now I want to. I love all the people on my IG feed that do handstands everywhere! I want to be one of them. lol I don't want to put a time limit on it because I feel like it will take time to build up strength, but I do think just making myself practice every day will be enough for me. The other part of this is that I want to set aside 30 minutes of reading time before bed. To work on this, I"m going to start using my actual alarm clock to wake up, and putting my phone in another room. I easily waste 30 minutes in the morning and at night on my phone. I keep buying books on trips, start them, and then once i"m home, I never finish them! I have 3 to finish right now - David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell, It Starts with Food - Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, and also the 4 Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss. Week 1 - 2/8Week 2 - /14Week 3 - /14Week 4 - /14Week 5 - /14Week 6 - /14Week 6+ - /14 4) Bonus: The other thing I wanted to start doing every day is Power Posing. I just watched this ted talk on Netflix, and wanted to start incorporating it into my daily life. I'm going to be up against a lot of challenges in the near future, and some extra confidence could go a long way. Week 1 - /4Week 2 - /7Week 3 - /7Week 4 - /7Week 5 - /7Week 6 - /7Week 6+ - /7 3 Quote NF Challenge #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #8.5, #9, #10, #11, currently #12 Fitness with Jill on Facebook! Instagraming nerdiness: @livfit_jill "No one has ever gotten healthier by feeling worse about themselves" Link to comment
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