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OK, ok, not man bear pig cereal.  Haha.  This challenge, I need to get my stuff together.  Last challenge I did in fact survive the family vacation.  I just never came back to report on it.  So far this new year, I am still struggling to even complete a challenge.  So this challenge is going to be the one.


At least the last few challenges, I have been learning a few things.  Some things, just were not working out for me.  Other things were fine, but I just stopped doing them for whatever reason.  This challenge I want to have a couple of habit building type goals.  I've not been happy with my progress so far, so I really need to nail down things that are going to benefit me.


Goal 1:  Sleep


So I have always struggled with my sleep times.  I always gravitate back to that night owl.  I originally wanted to get up before my wife left for work.  Then I could exercise, or run/walk before she left for work.  Someone would still be home with my kids.  It just doesn't seem like I have been able to make the goals to get there.  Plus it means going to bed much, much earlier.  For now though, I am just going to work on getting to bed earlier.

Week 1 - Midnight, Week 2 - 11:40pm, Week 3 - 11:20pm, Week 4 - 11:00pm.  Not only do I need to make sure I get to bed earlier, I need to start building a routine to help get me to sleep faster.  So I am thinking I need to be off my computer at least 15 minutes before bed time.  If I can start getting some books to read, then maybe I setup some reading before bed.  Scoring will be 1 point a day.


Goal 2:  Food Tracking


I've been logged into MyFitnessPal, but I haven't been updating all the time.  So, I want to get back to tracing everything I eat.  Staying under the calorie limit is a bonus :)  Tracking everyday.  1 point per day.


Goal 3:  Exercise


This challenge, I am going to attempt to start running again.  I don't know if I am ready, or if my body will let me.  I am going to try anyway.  I'm not worried about speed, just getting it done.  I am going to redo the RunDouble C25k app.  I won't be able to do a simple run M, W, F type schedule.  It looks more like my 1st run for the week will be Tuesday after I drop my son off at daycare.  Run 2 will be Friday night.  Run 3 will end up being Sunday.


Along with C25k, I want to get in some other form of exercise at least twice a week.  I think I will incorporate my Shadow Bowling practice, in with some body weight workouts.  Going to shoot for Monday and Thursday.  That way it is done on the days I bowl in my leagues.


I'll add walking in when I can.  Bowling nights are usually hard to get in walking at night.  It is late, and my feet usually hurt from standing in the bowling shoes.  5 points total for teh week.  1 point per event (not counting extra walking)


Goal 4:  Finish up the to do list


Last challenge, I did start some of these tasks, but I did not finish.  My list:

  • Clean up my computer area.  Consolidate/ewaste/sell Computer components.  Organize the area.
  • Bowling Balls - Go through my bowling balls.  Figure out ones to keep, and try to sell the others.
  • Garage needs to be cleaned up.  We still have boxes down from Christmas.  So just need to get things back in their homes.
  • Backyard cleanup.  Had some recycle (cans and bottles) out on the side of the house in back.  Now they are all over the place.  Time to finish picking them all up.
  • Clean the grill.  We were going to grill last night, but then I found out water had gotten in the grill.  So I need to give it a major cleaning, and re seasoning so we can use it again.

1 point for each of them.  So 5 points total for the challenge.




Week 1 (Feb29th - Mar6th): 0/19

Week 2 (Mar7th - Mar13th): 0/19

Week 3 (Mar14th - Mar20th): 0/19

Week 4 (Mar21st - Mar25): 0/14

Goal 4 points:  0/5


Challenge points total:  0/76



Location - Before/After = Difference

Neck -  in / 

Chest -  in / 

Waist -  in / 

Bicep (L) -  in /

Bicep ® -  in /

Forearm (L) -  in / 

Forearm ® -  in /

Thigh (L) -  in / 

Thigh ® - in / 

Weight - 372 lbs / 


Didn't take day 1 measurements, so day 2 will have to do ;)

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How many bowling balls do you have?

Well, I have some for when my older son was bowling, and my wife has a few.  I think when I counted, I have 14, the wife has 3, and my oldest son has 4.  They don't use them any more, and I have a couple of cracked ones ones to dispose of.  I believe I even have a couple that my Dad use to use out there.  So, a few.  I know people with many more ;)

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Ok, tried to run today.  Only made it through half of the intervals.  I walked the rest of it.




So, at least it is a place to start.  I think I need to drop a lot more weight before I can get past the first couple of days of the C25K program.  Will repeat Day 1 until I can make it though all the intervals ;)


Last night, I got to sleep late.  Didn't realize what time it was. 12:30 is better than 2:30am though ;)  Food tracking went well, and I am doing fine so far today.


Found out last night, that we need to register the youngest for kindergarten on Thursday.  So we are scrambling to get all the things ready.

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Well, I missed a few things this week.  I think I am just not going to focus on the negative.  Maybe just cut out the grading this challenge.


Rain kinda kept me from running this weekend.  So I only got in that one day.  This week, I will work on getting out more.  Sleep I had a could of later nights, but overall I got to bed on time.  Food was good for most days.  We went to a hockey game on Saturday, so food go off a bit there.  Still, down 6lbs this week.  So overall, I take that as a positive :)  


I want to get working on my projects this week, and get out running more.

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I wouldn't drop the grading this challenge, try to make up for lost grades, if at all possible. We are working on a better you! :) And despite all the rain you did get a run in, now let's try to keep that up so you will be running that 5k in no time!


Do you actively use endomondo?


Oow and i found this, maybe it's something for your bowllingball collection, or at least the cracked (probably unsellable) ones.

... a little odd in the head ...

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Even if you drop the grading, find another way to measure your accountability.  If nothing else it'll help keep you on track!

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Sorry I pretty much bailed this challenge too.  Fighting my brain is a hell of a battle.  I don't know why I can't flip the switch on, to get me to fight this crap again.


On a more positive note, I did at least get the BBQ grill cleaned up, and roasted some tri tip this weekend.  I didn't go through all my computer stuff, but I did clean up the area a bit, and organized some of it.


If I don't create a challenge for the next period, then I will be around here to support others.  The last few challenge, I haven't been around as much. In turn, people haven't followed up on me.  Can't say I blame them.  I haven't given people much to cheer me on about.  Until a couple of days again, I had even thought this challenge went unnoticed by anyone.

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I suck at following up on challenges... I'm sorry! :( I HAVE been stalking the threads though to find your new challenge, so that's something,right? 


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