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(Edit: Adjusted goals to be more realistic based on zero week.)

 

Quest 1: Fitness

 

Continuing with C25k (The Rebel Run is coming!) and working towards pull-ups (2 days/week)

Mondays and Fridays.

 

Bonus points for yoga sessions!

 

Quest 2: Food

 

I’ve not been doing so well with food lately and need to get back on track.

 

I will prepare healthy dinners daily. 

I will prep ahead meals at least once a week.

I will track food once a week. If calories and protein are low I will adjust eating and meal plan and track again.

 

Quest 3: Making Time

 

I have a lot going on this summer and I need more time in my day. So, I’m going to reduce my online time and speed up my daily housecleaning chores to help open up some time for sewing and house projects.

 

Top speed: I will focus on housecleaning for one hour each day - no distractions or sidetracks, just quickly do a basic clean and move on.

 

Get started right away: I will start my day as soon as I wake up - either with cleaning, gardening, or running.

 

Get off the internet!: Internet use is limited to 30 minutes after lunch (because I’m really tired and unproductive then anyway) and unlimited after dinner if I did some sewing during the day and cleaned up after dinner. 

 

Quest 4: Elfhaven

 

I’m trying to incorporate projects from my epic quest list into each challenge. My focus this time will be on finishing my home (Elfhaven).

 

I will work on a high-priority project for 6 hours each week. (loft ladder, a/c, curtains, countertops, battery box, chicken coop, garbage/recycling container)

 

*Since I am vending Saturdays, they will be a day off from all quests. 

 
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Monday

 

Mini: -

 

Quest 1: Fitness

 

C25k - Halfway through the program! (Here I am at the end of my run today. That's my home in the background.)

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Negatives - 5/5/almost 4 (didn’t quite hold the full 5 seconds at the top) My best yet!

 

Yoga - :(

 

Quest 2: Food

 

I will prepare healthy dinners daily. Yes - 1/6 

 

I will prep ahead meals at least once a week. No - 0/1

 

Quest 3: Making Time

 

Top speed: Yes - 1/6

 

Get started right away: Yes - 1/6

 

Get off the internet! Yes - 1/6 (very challenging today, I’m so used to crashing in the afternoon and sitting online)

 

Quest 4: Elfhaven

 

No - 0/6

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Race: Elf   ~   Class: Druid Apprentice   ~   Level: 12

Current Challenge

2015-2016 Challenges: OneTwo, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve

2018-2019 Challenges: (first one in progress)

 

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Just checking in to wish you luck and much success this challenge. Love the pic! I also really like how you've made internet time a "reward" for your productivity during the day. That sounds hard (or maybe very motivating) to me!

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Tuesday

 

Lots of notes and evaluating under spoiler.

Spoiler

Today I remembered/realized why I got into the habit of getting online first thing in the morning. It’s because I can’t clean while my husband is getting ready for work - he needs in every room in the morning and I just end up bouncing around the house doing nothing. He really needs to get ready for work, so I need to get out of the way.

 

My new plan, weather dependent, is to get outside in the morning. So, if it isn’t a running day, I will head to the garden to weed or water.

 

Another issue that has come to my attention is that it’s a manual labor time of year. I can not run and work on pull-ups and rake and dig and build and plant all on the same day. So, I need to adjust (decrease) my workouts so that I have the physical capability to get things done that need to get done. I was so sore today and I had to spend an hour at the community garden raking and another hour planting. I came home and was not able to get any of my project work done. Tomorrow I had scheduled running, rows, 3 hours of project and garden work, and a challenging yoga class in the evening and then my “rest” day was another big garden work day. Not smart, I’m exhausted and it’s only Tuesday. So, making some changes.

 

Last thought from today - I have energy shifts a lot. I’ll be the energizer bunny for a couple of days and then I crash and am exhausted for a few days. I need to make sure I’m allowing flexibility in my challenge for my shifts while still getting some basics done everyday regardless of moods and energy levels. If I’m energetic I can get extra done and if I’m tired I can rest a bit.

 

I’m glad I started early, so I can make adjustments this week and still get in a full 4 week challenge!

 

Mini: -

 

Quest 1: Fitness

 

New plan to try: running still MWF, but negatives on M only and something a bit less intense on F - rows probably.

 

C25k - rest day (1/3 runs complete)

 

Arms - rest day (1/2 days complete)

 

Yoga - I’m planning on doing this before bed tonight. (1) EDIT: I did it! 

 

Quest 2: Food

 

I will prepare healthy dinners daily. Yes - 2/6 

 

I will prep ahead meals at least once a week. No - 0/1 

(I did bake bread today!)

 

Quest 3: Making Time

 

Top speed: Yes - 2/6 

 

Get started right away: Yes - 2/6

 

Get off the internet! Yes - 2/6 

(I did go online just before lunch, but it was required for my bulk foods order that was due today. I didn’t venture off the order site and got off the computer as soon as I finished my order.)

 

Quest 4: Elfhaven

 

No - 0/6

 

I made a serious attempt to go out and finish the new potato bed so I could get those planted tomorrow, but ran into an issue and called it a day. 

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(Turns out to be a helpful snake, but it really, really scared me when it slithered out suddenly - we have rattlesnakes around here and I tend to be the one who finds them.)

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Cool snake! Don't have any of those up here in Alaska.

 

That's good insight on yourself and how you respond to your challenges. And I really like the idea of using the zero week to feel things out and refine your goals. Seems smart! :encouragement:

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Wednesday

 

Mini: -

 

Quest 1: Fitness

 

New plan again - Wednesday’s workout will come from getting things done at home until those things are less physically demanding, plus it’s yoga class night!

 

C25k - rest day (1/2 runs complete)

Arms - rest day (1/2 days complete)

 

Yoga - (2) Tonight was my regular yoga class, she made us do lots of chair pose so I definitely got my workout.

 

Quest 2: Food

 

I will prepare healthy dinners daily. Yes - 3/6 

 

I will prep ahead meals at least once a week. Yes - 1/1 

 

I went with @Jayniana Jones's idea and made extra of what I was already cooking for dinner - I now have 3 pie crusts in my freezer for future quiches, and maybe a dessert pie too.

 

Quest 3: Making Time

 

Top speed: Yes - 3/6 

 

Get started right away: Yes - 3/6

 

Get off the internet! Yes - 3/6 

 

Quest 4: Elfhaven

 

Yes! - 3/6 

 

I spent three hours prepping the garden beds this morning.

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2015-2016 Challenges: OneTwo, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve

2018-2019 Challenges: (first one in progress)

 

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Thursday

Community Garden work morning and sign making in the afternoon for our community firehouse sale (annual fundraiser for the volunteer fire deptartment).

 

Mini: -

 

Quest 1: Fitness - rest day

 

C25k - rest day (1/2 runs complete)

Arms - rest day (1/2 days complete)

 

Yoga - (2) No - I did do some stretching though. :)

 

Quest 2: Food - good

 

I will prepare healthy dinners daily. Yes - 4/6 

 

I will prep ahead meals at least once a week. Yes - 1/1 

 

Quest 3: Making Time - ok

 

Top speed: Yes - 4/6 

 

Get started right away: Yes - 4/6

 

Get off the internet! No - 3/6 

I got online while dinner was cooking to search for handbag patterns or inspirations to make my own patterns - I didn’t get lost or go on other sites though, so still pretty good day. I got so excited I spent the evening offline working on patterns and I’m trying to make myself stop and get ready for bed, but really I want to stay up all night working on this. Attempting to parent myself.

 

Quest 4: Elfhaven - no

 

No - 3/6 

Tomorrow should be a good day for projects.

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On 5/4/2016 at 10:11 PM, SnowOwl said:

but negatives on M only

 

Negatives are notoriously soreness-inducing.   Great for progression though.  They don't need a whole lot of volume to see improvement.

 

 

 

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Friday

I got off-track today and stayed there. The dog had an appointment for his shots and I never really refocused after the trip to town (which took 3 hours). I had a good day today though, I need days off now and then.

 

Mini: Super Heros!

 

Quest 1: Fitness - YES

 

C25k - YES (2/2 runs complete)

Arms - YES - rows 12/11/10 (2/2 days complete)

 

Yoga - (2) NO

 

Quest 2: Food

 

I will prepare healthy dinners daily. Yes - 5/6 

 

I will prep ahead meals at least once a week. Yes - 1/1 

Current freezer meals or homemade meal components: 

    pie crust for quiche

    4 servings of soup

 

Quest 3: Making Time - OK, not great

 

Top speed: NO - 4/6 (house is a mess today)

 

Get started right away: YES - 5/6

 

Get off the internet! YES - 4/6 (I didn’t wait until after dinner today since I am home alone this evening, but I stayed off until after 5pm.)

 

Quest 4: Elfhaven - No

 

NO - 3/6 

I was thinking of reducing my hours on this quest, but I just really need to allocate time for it. It is a priority and I need to get it done.

 

 

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2015-2016 Challenges: OneTwo, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve

2018-2019 Challenges: (first one in progress)

 

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Sunday

 

Mini: Super Heroes!

Regeneration - 30 minutes of cooking today, mostly at breakfast.

Super Toughness - I walked with the dog this morning, briefly.

Shapeshifting - 20 minute bedtime yoga

 

Quest 1: Fitness - Rest + Yoga

 

C25k - rest day (0/2 runs complete)

Arms - rest day (0/2 days complete)

 

Yoga - (1) Yes

 

Quest 2: Food - OK

 

I will prepare healthy dinners daily. Yes - 1/6

 

I will prep ahead meals at least once a week. No - 0/1 

Current freezer meals or homemade meal components: 

    pie crust for quiche

    4 servings of soup

 

Tracking: Yes - My calories are slightly low and my protein was 20g low, so I need to adjust and track again tomorrow.

 

Quest 3: Making Time - OK

 

Top speed: Yes - 1/6

 

Get started right away: Yes - 1/6

 

Get off the internet! Yes - 1/6

 

Quest 4: Elfhaven - No

 

N0 - 0/6 

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Race: Elf   ~   Class: Druid Apprentice   ~   Level: 12

Current Challenge

2015-2016 Challenges: OneTwo, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve

2018-2019 Challenges: (first one in progress)

 

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7 hours ago, SnowOwl said:

lol, I noticed that and I think you will outrun me by a long shot, good thing it's time based so I have a chance! 

 

Run fast @Schaengel ! ;)

 

;)

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Here for support!

I totally hear you on the manual labor season. We just planted our potatoes last night and dinner was served at 8 and I fell into bed exhausted. Need to allot energy points better!

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Just catching up on my reading. :) It sounds like you're off to a good start. I'm glad the idea of cooking extra is building your reserves. It's so nice to have complete meals handy at a moments notice. We are at the end of our reserves, so I'll have to start building them up again.

 

Love your shoppers from Saturday. They look happy. 

 

You live in a gorgeous area. 

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Tuesday

Got mostly caught up with housework today :)

 

Mini: Go Justice League!

Regeneration - 85 minutes of cooking this afternoon/evening, plus more this morning - I forgot how much, but it’s all on the spreadsheet!

Super Toughness - I walked to the community garden today (Why have I been driving, it’s only a mile away? I think I’m so used to having to drive everywhere I didn’t even consider it.) 45 minutes

Shapeshifting - Planning to do relaxing, stretchy yoga just before bed again tonight.

 

Quest 1: Fitness - Walking

 

C25k - rest/walking (1/2 runs complete)

Arms - rest (1/2 days complete)

 

Yoga - (2) Planning for bedtime yoga again.

 

Quest 2: Food - Good

 

I will prepare healthy dinners daily. Yes - 3/6

 

I will prep ahead meals at least once a week. Yes - 1/1 

Current freezer meals or homemade meal components: (* added today)

    pie crust for quiche

    4 servings of soup

    jar of tartar sauce (fridge)

    *curry sauce and naan

 

Tracking: No - will track tomorrow.

 

Quest 3: Making Time - OK

 

Top speed: Yes - 2/6

 

Get started right away: Yes - 3/6

 

Get off the internet! Yes - 3/6

Quest 4: Elfhaven - No

 

N0 - 0/6  Tomorrow is the scheduled day for getting a chunk of hours in.

 
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Race: Elf   ~   Class: Druid Apprentice   ~   Level: 12

Current Challenge

2015-2016 Challenges: OneTwo, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve

2018-2019 Challenges: (first one in progress)

 

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