Owlet Posted April 10, 2016 Report Share Posted April 10, 2016 Late again, but here never-the-less! To be fair, I was busy climbing mountains when this challenge officially started, so I think that's a good excuse for being late 6 days later and my legs are still a little sore lol, so I don't think I would've achieved much last week even if I'd had time. The hike, by the way, was bloody amazing! Reminded me how much I love hiking and made me want to leap straight into another one (that was before my muscles seized up haha). If anyone's curious, photos of epic alpine beauty are up on my first challenge. The only downside was returning to work... really hard and boring. Been trying to dull the pain by planning my next hike and goals for this challenge. The aim is to meet my goals and also find time to enjoy life, through tramping, horse riding, gardening, reading, socialising etc, without getting too stressed or run down. As much as I'd love to keep training hardcore for hikes, I really need to buckle down and do some painting. I need to produce a series of paintings for a show at the start of june, which means doing the bulk now so it has time to dry... I'm stressing out just thinking of it Years since I put anything in a show so I'm pretty nervous. Ok here goes: Level Up Your Life Painting: at least 4 sessions per week, aim to finish 2* paintings this challenge -> /4 Lights out before 11:45pm -> /7 2x meditation daily, 30mins morning and 15mins evening -> /7 Plan next hike! * (ideally more like 8 but I'm trying to be realistic here lol) Diet Decided to scrap vegetarian dinners as a goal this time around, as it was too hard combining with carb-free. I will still aim, unofficially,to have a few vegetarian dinners a week, but not going to stress if I end up eating meat. Vegetables will be present at all times though! I will also make more of a conscious effort to stay away from bread, although I don't eat so much these days anyway. Need to get better at taking lunch to work instead of scrounging for leftover catering or just eating fruit. Eat at least 3 carb-free meals a week -> /3 No ice cream for dessert, limit chocolate intake, try healthy alternatives -> /7 No bread -> /7 Fitness Ideally I want to maintain my current fitness level. This will be difficult with winter closing in and my shift in focus. I've reduced the number of times I walk each week slightly, as I found it difficult to fit it all in last month and this month I need to focus on other things. An unofficial goal is to sit less! I have a standing desk but too often I find myself sitting and getting sore. Walk to and from work (2.2 km each way) 1x a week -> /2 Complete the NF bodyweight workout 2x a week -> /4 Go for 2 lunchtime runs/walks per week -> /4 It's weird, I started following Nerd Fitness because I wanted to improve my fitness. But now I'm using it more for the other aspects of my life and fitness is something I try to fit in around the other stuff... I think I just like the system of forums and challenges, with definable goals and accountability. Usually I just float along in life, vaguely trying to achieve stuff then getting bored or distracted or just plain forgetting ( I have a terrible memory) I guess we'll see how well the system works for creative endeavours in this challenge! 5 Quote Current Challenge Link to comment
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