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So last month was my first month trying this out. The goal was to set habits in place to do something different other than doing nothing and wasting time. This month, I'm taking it a step further and building on the momentum from last month.

 

Goals:

Be in bed by midnight

I'm setting this up just because I want to wake up earlier and get things done earlier in the morning. I still have a habit of staying up until I crash so this should help prevent that.

 

Meditate Daily for 30 days (No Time Requirement)

I've seen how meditating has been helping lately. I felt bad for breaking the streak a couple times last month so I want to see if I can go 30 consecutive days with no time requirement on how long to do it. I'll experiment with longer runs and at least get in a good 5 minutes if I don't have much time that day.

 

Dance Party 3x a week (2x a week MINIMUM)

This is just to feel good, get out of my head, and go back to my body before either going out or going to work. I got this idea from a 3 foot giant aka Sean Stephenson. He has a great talk on TEDx too. Here's a video for reference on the Dance Party:

 

 

Run 3x Week

Last month was daily walking. This month I'm stepping it up and giving running a try. I did it the other day and saw it was a nice change of pace. I'm also integrating Zombies Run since it's been a long while since I used that. This will be fun. :D

 

Yoga 2x Week

This is to help to maintain my body during rest days and build on my flexibility & balance. I plan on getting NF Yoga next month. For now, I'm going to use Youtube. If anybody knows any good resources, let me know.

 

Read 5x Week

After doing this last month, I can read more than when I started. Instead of doing this everyday, I'm doing 5 days a week this time so I can allow myself to take a day off if I want it.

 

Finish Level Up Your Life and start a new book

I was looking at the book today and was surprised I'm 2/3 through with it. I want to get this book done so I can start a new one. Taking it one page at a time.

 

Eat clean for 3 days in a row (Do this twice every week with an optional day to "cheat")

To make it easier than 6 days in a row, I'm just breaking it down to 3 days in a row twice a week. Instead of concerning myself with what exactly is on my plate, I'm just making sure I'm having the best quality food I can get. I'm already consciously minimizing processed foods and sugar so that helps a lot. As long as it's real food, I'll put it on my plate. The optional day is for when life happens. Gotta make room for that.

 

Small Talk when I'm out (Side Quest)

This is a social goal I have so I can get more comfortable talking to strangers. Social situations with strangers still freak me out and I'm working on it to lessen the anxiety in the moment.

 

One Academy Quest Per Week (Side Quest)

At least one academy quest a week to get some more XP, see how far I can push myself, and keep moving that baseline.

 

Just like last month, I'm doing the Gold Star/Demerit system for accountability and highlighting behaviors. Feedback is always welcome. Let's get it!

"Live Deliciously"

"Leave everything better than you found it."

"When your why has heart, your how has legs."

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Get Off Your "But" by Sean Stephenson

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I just came back from my second run. Zombies Run had a new update since I last used it and it's pretty nice. It kicked my ass when the first 2 zombie chases were both immediately starting and a song later lol. The last sprint felt awesome and I felt pumped after it was over. It's kinda funny that my lungs gave out before I could really build a good sweat. I'm guessing it's because my body's not used to the work yet.

 

1 Mile Baseline: 12 minutes 19 seconds

 

Right now, my weight is at 190 compared to 198 when I first started almost 2 months ago. I'm happy that even though it's not going down fast like when I used to cut weight to compete that it's in a healthy way. I don't have to be scared of food either. Friday is measurement day. It feels good that I'm making progress and not stuck where I used to be.

 

Small talking isn't as bad anymore. Well, at least with my Lyft drivers. The anxiety isn't really there anymore and I'm actually sitting in the front seat now. I still haven't talked to complete strangers on the street yet. One day though. One day...

 

Gold Star: I'm feeling a lot better nowadays and I have the recent changes to really thank for that. My mind isn't as constantly rushed as it used to be. When it is, I just breathe and use what I learned in meditation to help. The gold star goes out to staying more clear throughout the day and letting go of things a lot easier. My co-workers still annoy the crap out of me sometimes. It's not as bad anymore where I ended up in a funk all day.

 

Demerit: I missed meditation yesterday. Unexpectedly got called into work and didn't have a break.

Plan of Action: Meditate first thing in the morning. Anything more is extra. It really helps set my intent for the day and just overall chill out before I get into anything.

 

Now that this is done, I'm gonna do my dance party and get some late lunch/early dinner. I'll leave you with one question to ponder:

"If forever doesn't have an end, did it ever have a beginning?"

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"Live Deliciously"

"Leave everything better than you found it."

"When your why has heart, your how has legs."

NF Character

GoodReads 

 

Get Off Your "But" by Sean Stephenson

90% Complete

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Checking in with a small victory. Just finished Level Up Your Life a few minutes ago. It's the biggest book I've finished so far. Now that it's done, finishing the rest of my books won't be that bad. Knocking out 40-50 pages in one sitting recently gave me the motivation to get it finished.

 

The next book I'm reading is either Dad by Craig Wilkinson or Get Off Your "But" by Sean Stephenson. Maybe one of those will be done by the end of this challenge.

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"Live Deliciously"

"Leave everything better than you found it."

"When your why has heart, your how has legs."

NF Character

GoodReads 

 

Get Off Your "But" by Sean Stephenson

90% Complete

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