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Resolutions. Goals – this time I’m srs bsns. Every New Year I make resolutions, and every time I drop them early, or not even start them at all. This year, after doing my pre-challenge-mini-challenge as a warm-up I’m determined to keep the accountability up, and start smashing some goals. I have three main goals, one life goal and one NFR goal.

 

“A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come trueâ€- Greg Reid.

(MG1) Exercise Points: All exercise counts toward the main goal of 50pts 100+ points by the end of the challenge (100pts was my goal when I thought this would be a 6WC, I’m leaving it at 100 to strive towards, but if by week 2 it’s impossible I’ll mod it down). Gym Class=2pts, Bike Ride=1pt per 30mins, Swim=1pt per 5 laps, Walk=1pt per 10,000 steps. We don’t have a car, so I expect much of my points will be made up of walking-points, however I would like to hit the gym for some classes twice a week if possible. I have the month of January free at my gym as part of a sign-up deal, so I intend to utilise it as much as possible (equally for the gym and for the sauna, mmm, sauna). I also have the option of a ‘fitness assessment’, which I will be using to log all my beginning stats. 

(MG2) Adulting: At 23 it’s time for me to get my act together, daily I will do 15min chores, 30mins of ‘study’ (at the start of this challenge that will be music study, learning my brand new gui-lele, and to habit-prep for 8th Feb when I will swap to studying for my uni class – MGNT804). I will also continue the mini-challenge goal of putting $50/week into savings (paid fortnightly on 14th and 28th). Bonus: I will keep a bullet journal.

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(MG3) Food Glorious Food: In the mini-challenge I beat my lemonade addiction into submission and increased my water consumption drastically. With this win under my belt I will hopefully begin tightening it. I am what I eat, so I will be changing up what I eat. I will eat 5 freggies/day. I will note down everything I eat. I will make lunches at home. Bonus: I will take a photo-log of what I eat.

(*Life*) Clean up Australia Day: Officially Clean up Australia Day is the 6th March, but having one day per year to combat the litter situation isn’t good enough in my books. I will pick up one piece of litter every day and on the weekends do a 30min trash-bash.

(NFR) Participation Medal: Follow along with 3 Rangers, follow along 1 newbie.

Rewards~ I will reward myself with a foam rollie if I achieve 50%+ of my goals and a session with a personal trainer if I achieve 90%+ of my goals.

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Exercise Points: 1 point for the 12,067 I walked. I went to the gym to get some measurements done, as I seem to have found that what gets measured gets done.

[[Table of measurements to be imported from notebook:

Neck: 35
Upper Chest: 95.5
Chest: 97.5
R Arm: 34
L Arm: 34
Waist: 202
Hips: 114.5
R Thigh: 66.5
L Thigh: 65
Caliper pinch-
Bicep: 16
Tricep: 30
Sub: 38
Sup: 38

Weight: 77.5]]

Adulting: I did 15mins of chores in the morning – changed the cat litter, emptied the dishwasher, restacked the dishwasher and re-ran it. I brushed my teeth this morning and tonight. I filled in my bullet journal. I did not study guke as I was spending that time getting the fitness assessment.

Food: Managed 6+ freggies: smoothie (1.5), nectarine, chicken skewers, spinach, tomato, snow peas, souvlaki lamb, capsicum, 2 mentos, 2 tictacs, a chai latte, cheese and blueberries, a sliver of chocolate cake. I took pictures of most of my food today, I’m instagramming the food under the name yashasnoms if anyone would like to follow along.

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Clean up Australia Day: Picked up one can.

Participation: I am following Tanktimus, ElastiGirl, Schaengel and HeatherAllyse. I expect I may end up following others too, but these are the people I will try specifically to support and keep an eye on their gains.

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That's a crazy-solid start to the challenge.  Excellent food choices, mucho foot mileage, and adulting!  Great start, Yasha!

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Sounds like a really solid start.

 

I'm a fan of the clean up Australia Goal (and the NFR-Goal of course ;D )

The food pictures look so delicious, if I loo at them to long I'm probably going to get really hungry xD

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The food pictures look so delicious, if I look at them to long I'm probably going to get really hungry xD

Hungry for Freggies! I'm pleased already with the accountability of photo of the food, last night I drove Mr to get McDonald's, I considered getting a cheeseburger, but the thought of taking a photo of it and uploading it to the internet was quite the deterrent :)

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Found you! These are great goals and you're gonna kill it.

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Darn Double post, here's a gif:

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Nom, those chicken skewers look good. Much tasties than a Mcdonalds cheeseburger. Great day 1

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Day 2: A success on all counts. Pleased with myself today, I managed to once again side-step the lemonade monster (although I need to be careful that Chai Latte's don't step up to take its old place...) as well as hitting the gym even though it was raining and lazy-brain wanted to just go home and watch movies.

Exercise: Gym Class (body pump) 2pts, Walked 15,387 steps 1 pt. 3 pts today, 4pts total. The gym class today was my 3rd go at body pump, I felt like I knew what was happening today, and was able to focus on doing the movements, rather than craning my neck to see what the instructor was doing. I didn't have to put the weights down for bodyweight only at any stage except sit-ups, which is quite the improvement from the first class where I was half-weighted, half body weight. I feel this is partly based on my familiarity with the weight levels, and that I swapped between heavier/lighter for my areas of strength and weakness. My calves seem incredibly tight today (walking on new terrain?), so I am stretching them out gently.

Adulting: Chores - 15mins of assorted - scooped littertray, washed dishes, bleached toilet etc. Study: 30mins of gu-lele study, a mix of chord learning (a little boring) and song learning (a little hard). looking forward to getting some callouses up so it doesn't hurt to play. Bullet Journal: Yes. Brushed Teeth x2.

Food: 6.5 freggies. Smoothie (spinach and peaches), Spinach and Ricotta Puffs, Nectarine, 2 boiled eggs with soysauce, 2 chicken sausages with spinach, tomato and beans. 'Nut' bar after the gym (only 75% nuts, the rest an assortment of sugars, next time I'll pack almonds). Chicken wrapped in bacon with asparagus, broccoli, carrot and red onion, this is by far one of the fanicer things I've cooked, and I'm pleased that there was enough left over that I can take some for lunch tomorrow. A Large Chai Latte.

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Clean up Australia Day: 4 cans, 1 plastic bottle.

Participation: My phone was going wild this morning with notifications of everyone smashing day-1. I believe I've kept up with all the threads, commented where I could, 'liked' when I couldn't comment (checking a fair bit at work). I've added Sloth and Rurik to my watch list (possibly another as well, but these come to mind).

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If you think keeping up was hard before, just try staying on top of Sloth and Rurik's threads. Good job on day 2.

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I never did figure out how to make a table when posting from phone... So here are the beginning measurements in non-tabulated form:

Neck: 35

Upper Chest: 95.5

Chest: 97.5

R Arm: 34

L Arm: 34

Waist: 202

Hips: 114.5

R Thigh: 66.5

L Thigh: 65

Caliper pinch-

Bicep: 16

Tricep: 30

Sub: 38

Sup: 38

Weight: 77.5

I will try and remember to try to tabulate and put in 'day 1' thread when I get home from the gym.

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Day Three:  it has been a good day three, however I feel particularly tired and a bit stiff. I bought a stick-on heat pack in my lunch break, as my shoulder was really bothering me, I also opted for the Yoga gym session, instead of the interval training (still a win in my books). Optomistic me likes to believe that I will get up at 5am tomorrow to go to cardio boxing, realistic me thinks that I’m too low on energy and work-out clothes to consider it, that tomorrow should be a walking-only day. I’m inclined to agree with realistic me. It has been raining for three days straight, so I may wear one outfit to walk to work, get changed, then wear another outfit to walk home, it really eats into my casual/workout clothes, and socks, good lord the socks!

Exercise:Yoga Class- 2pts, walked 10,893- 1pt. 3pts today, 7 total.

 

Adulting: Chores: Unstacked and restacked dishwasher, took out compost, swept bathroom. Study: I completely forgot about this until now, but as it is after 10:30pm I’m heading to bed rather than playing, this is why I have it as part of the challenge, to build the habit before crunch time (back to uni Feb 8th). Bullet Journal: Yes. Brushed Teeth: Yes.

 

Food: 5 freggies: Yes. Banana/Spinach/blueberry smoothie, rest of the bacon-wrapped chicken, spinach and a bag of steam fresh veggies, 2 boiled eggs, an iced coffee. I ate a small handful of caramel popcorn until I realised what I was doing and stopped. I don’t feel like making dinner, and so I’m heading to bed a little hungry. One skipped meal never killed anyone, however I will keep a close eye on this, as one of my younger sisters suffered from an eating disorder and I don’t want to have picked up any bad habits.

 

Clean up Australia Day: 1 can collected – I was ready to just get home and head to bed when I remembered I hadn’t done it, so walked a little longer till I found something to pick up.

 

Participation: On top of this J

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I forgot to put in food photos yesterday:

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Your food looks great. Are you going to be able to cook when you go back to school?

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I hope so Tank, I'll only be taking one subject this trimester as I work full time for the uni too, hopefully if the timetable system smiles on me it should only effect one day :)

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Day Four: None of yesterday’s grumbles left, which is good. As expected I did not feel like going to the 6am gym class (I didn’t even set my alarm for it). The weather was surprisingly nice today, especially compared to the last few days. I wore stockings to work and that was too warm, so it’s feeling a little more like summer again. My neck and shoulders are very tight today, I was going to go to yoga tonight, but I decided to spend time with the Fiancé trying out the new dumpling house in town, as he had to leave for nightshift before I would have been home from the gym and I wouldn’t have seen him until tomorrow afternoon when he would be getting up to go to nightshift again @.@. It’s 930pm and I’ve snuggled up in bed with a wheat pack on my owwie bits.

Exercise: 1pt for 12,258 steps. 8 total.

 

Adulting: Chores: Yes. Study: I tried to tune the Guilele, as it was sounding a little off. Doing so made it a million times worse O_O. I kept the timer on and just fingered the notes without strumming, it will give me the muscle memory and build up those callouses without having to listen to the dying-cat-noises of an untuned instrument. I will try to get to the music store tomorrow and buy a tuning aid. Bullet Journal:Yes. Brushed Teeth: Yes.
 

Food: 5 freggies. Mango/Banana/Blueberry/Spinach smoothie, almonds (pay no mind to my data-entry roster behind them, I have to organise 2 years worth of weekly rosters into a spreadsheet to calculate our average staffing hours each month, fun times.), Chicken, Spinach, half an almost floppy zucchini which I panini-pressed to cook it as it was too sad to eat raw, red capscicum, a slice of maarsdam cheese, one ‘serving’ (40g?) Cherry Ripe, Pork and Mushroom dumpling soup (so salty!) and a Lime Milkshake. Nothing completely out of hand, chocolate and milkshake not ideal, but not a big concern either.

 

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Clean up Australia Day: 4 cans, 1 plastic bottle.

 

Participation: I went into a meeting and nearly got snowed under in all the updates while I wasn’t checking, but I think I’m up to date on everyone’s threads J

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I couldn't figure out what  capscicum till I googled it and realized it's a bell pepper  :rapture:

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All the Aussie-isms :)

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Day Five: A bit of an odd day today – drove part way to work as Mr wanted me to drop him at the fruit and veg market before I started, and I didn’t have enough time to drive home and then walk from there. Starting the day without those additional steps, and finishing the work day with the car only half-way away meant I struggled to hit the steps goal. I think I might be grateful when our friend takes his car back when he arrives home form camp, as then I’ll have no excuse to not walk. With a little creativity (I put each piece of laundry away one by one) I did a bazillion laps of my hallway and finished off the day properly. I meant to go to the music store, but I was unable to get there during their opening hours.


Exercise: 1pt for 10,330 steps. 9 total. Starting to think 50 points is a more achievable goal than 100, we’ll see how the weekend plays out, as that may change my mind.

Adulting: Chores: Yes. Study: I tried to go to the music store to buy a tuner, as the tuning I attempted with the so-called assistance of YouTube got me nowhere, other than that no time spent on meaningful study. Bullet Journal: No.. Brushed Teeth: Yes.

Food: 6 freggies. Raspberry/Banana/Blueberry/Spinach smoothie, Chicken, spinach, bag of steam fresh veggies, a little ranch dressing, one ‘serving’ (40g) Cherry Ripe, 2 pork and blackbean burritos. All of which I scarfed so quick I forgot to take a photo (except lunch).

 

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Clean up Australia Day: 2 cans, 1 plastic bottle.

 

Participation: So far, so good. Getting lots of ideas for structure and other challenge goals from reading other’s threads. 

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Sound's like the last two days went by fine. Really good that you managed to get the steps you are aiming for even though you drove today (I imagine it must have looked quite funny from the outside how you put away your  laundry :D )

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I knew I'd never stick with walking up and down the hallway with no purpose, so I have myself a purpose, even though it was a dumb one. I was taking one peg off the clothes horse, walking it to the laundry, walking back to the clothes horse, taking off the other peg and dropping the shirt in the basket then ferrying the other peg to the laundry before coming back for the shirt to fold and put away. If my neighbours were looking in my window they definitely would have thought I was crazy (if they didn't already)

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Also I found a thing!

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Day Five Six: Another wobbly day today, and the first weekend day of this challenge. I did better than I expected in some areas (chores, freggies, participation) but worse in others (exercise, study, trash-bash). I went to the hairdressers first thing in the morning and it took much longer than I expected (we decided last minute to put a bit of layering in, instead of leaving it all the same length, this plus a strip and colour ended up taking 4 hours, yeah… I have long hair…). I grabbed some fruit and veg from the grocery store in the same mall then headed to the music shop and arrived just as the last staff member drove out of the carpark :( in hindsight I should have delayed the bananas for the tuner.


Exercise: 0pts 5,542 steps. 9 total. Changing goal to 50pts, 100 was ambitious for a 6WC, with the format being 4WC I feel it might well be impossible.
 

 

Adulting: Chores: Yes- heaps, unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher, hung and unhung laundry, made the bed including removing the mattress to fix a loose slat, swept the bathroom. Study: Nope. Bullet Journal: No. Brushed Teeth: Yes.
 

 

Food: 7 freggies. Raspberry/Blueberry/Spinach smoothie, a large plate of fruit- dragon fruit, black berries, blueberries, the seeds of 2 mangos (I cut the flesh of and froze it for future smoothies), a banana, 2 cheese sticks. 2 pulled pork and ‘slaw and salad rolls, plus the insides of another with no bun. I think not having any protein at lunch made me a bit slower in the afternoon, I’ll have to make sure I’m getting enough of everything else as well while my focus is on fruit and veggies.
 

 

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Clean up Australia Day: I feel like I might have picked up a can, but I’m not certain that I didn’t just mean to and then walk away...

 

Participation: Still on top of following threads, and I managed to comment on a few while I was confined to the chemical chair. 

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