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Ok.  So after my few challenge break i'm ready to start hitting it again.   My three goals are as follows:

 

Drink More Water - i need to start drinking more and tracking my water consumption.  I'd like to get back to 64oz per day avg.

Primal Movement - I want to practive more of the primal movements www.uncagedman.com This i will do in two parts.  Part 1 will be at least 5 minutes average(to be upped if 5 is to easy) of squat per day.  Part 2 will be doing the primal movements at least 1 time per week.

Move more - For this part of my challenge i will be working out in some fashion at least 2x per week.  Biking to work ect will count for this.

 

I've set up a spreadsheet to track everything.  The spreadsheet can be found <HERE>.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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So pre challenge update:

Got a solid 3 minutes of squat in this morning so i'm not sure 5 a day is enough.  SO i think for the challenge i'll slowly move it up over the course of the 4 weeks.  Excited for tonight, the family and i are camping in the backyard.  Not huge for a lot of people but our first step to camping outside more.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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Welcome back Lycansbane :) Out of interest, what made you want to drink more water? Do you regularly feel dehydrated? Do you feel some particular benefit when you are drinking more water?

 

Also if 5 minutes of squat is easy then you might get more benefit from including another easyish goal alongside the 5 min per day of squat. Maybe sitting down less, or correcting some other postural issue you have.

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I feel better when i drink more water.  I've done the challenge before but i always seem to slide back into the habit of drinking lots of soda.  Hints why i keep doing it as a challenge.  I'm hoping if i do it enough it will become habit.

 

Yeah, i'm realizing the 5 minutes of squats is going to be pretty easy.  I might try to do the NF Posture 2-3 times per week as a substitue or as an addition.  Still pondering on it.  Might see how my first work week goes and go from there.  Also more studying might make a good goal.  I have become a bit lax on studying for my classes.

 

Thanks for keeping me thinking Symph.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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Updated spreadsheet for 7/17.  Had a 10 min squat.  I am certain at this point i'll have some modifications to my routine after this first week.  I'll keep the numbers and modify from there.  The NF "Proper Posture" i'm thinking will get added as well into the squat part.  Finished of the last soda in the house yesterday (which is why my water was low) but i'm not buying anymore for the house.  The ones we had were gifted to us so didn't feel right throwing them away lol.

Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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Spreadsheet updated for 7/18.  Only had 5 minutes of squat time yesterday, but work just didn't really allow any more time.  I met the water intake i was hoping for so i'm pleased about that.  Also, got away from my desk and walked well.  I wanted to go to the fitness center and ride, but it didn't work out.  Fortunately hallway meetings turned into walks discussing the new process construct so that's how i got the walk (FYI for those reading my sheets, normal exercise such as biking, lifting, ect will be a 1min 1 min ratio, but walking is a 2min to 1min reported ratio).  I'm really excited for this challenge.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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Spreadsheet updated for 7/19.  Got 10 minutes of sqat time in a row.  Really felt good about my water intake yesterday.  Was stuck at my desk all day but today i plan on getting some exercise in.  Tonight i plan on doing the NF Yoga posture video (it's short so might do another of the short ones).  Will update tomorrow.

Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

1st | 1st redo | 2nd | 3rd

 

"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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On 7/17/2016 at 9:21 AM, Lycansbane said:

I feel better when i drink more water.  I've done the challenge before but i always seem to slide back into the habit of drinking lots of soda.  Hints why i keep doing it as a challenge.  I'm hoping if i do it enough it will become habit.

 

Yeah, i'm realizing the 5 minutes of squats is going to be pretty easy.  I might try to do the NF Posture 2-3 times per week as a substitue or as an addition.  Still pondering on it.  Might see how my first work week goes and go from there.  Also more studying might make a good goal.  I have become a bit lax on studying for my classes.

 

How'd the first work week go? Looks like you're off to a strong start on the spreadsheet. Did you get to the NF Yoga posture?

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Good week 1.  I'll post an update later.  We just got home and i'm on a webinar for school for the next 3 hrs.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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My week 1 wasn't too bad.  I've got my spreadsheet updated for all of the week.  On an up side the squatting is going pretty good and some of the tightness in my lower back has decreased.  For this week i'm going to up my avg to 7.5min instead of 5.  I wasn't sure what to do with my primal 2 part so it's kinda been up in the air.  I did do the NF Yoga video for posture 2x and that was pretty good.  Not really sure yet what to do with it.  Move more was well done.  Biked a little, walked a lot, and spent about 30 - 1hr in the pool with my kids Saturday.  On a down note we visited my grandmother in the hospital and not all is well.  They don't expect her to last much longer.  Might make a week of my challenge pretty tough with driving and family visits and such.  I'll update more tomorrow.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

1st | 1st redo | 2nd | 3rd

 

"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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So started off week 2 with great water consumption.  Eating way more food than i should be (some stress i'm guessing) so i'm working on that.  I did move quite a bit yesterday..i need to put 20 on my sheet.  It's a day or two behind but i was busy yesterday afternoon and evening.  Kittens to the vet for the 8week apt and vaccines this afternoon.  I got 8 minutes of squats yesterday but no additional stuff.  So far not a bad start to week 2!

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

1st | 1st redo | 2nd | 3rd

 

"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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So far so good this week.  Unfortunately my grandmother passed away Thursday morning.  This weekend will be spent back in my home town for the funeral.  Shouldn't have much trouble sticking with stuff but wish me luck anyway.

Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

1st | 1st redo | 2nd | 3rd

 

"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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Hey all.  Alright i'm back.  Sorry i didn't post but i'd been out of town and with limited access to the internet.  I did get my spreadsheet updated last night to cover last week and then sunday/monday.  I'm not doing to bad.  I have been trying to take water over soda when possible.  There was a lot of family gatherings over the weekend so lots of food.  Probably ate more than i should have but that's family.  The service was wonderful.  Simple but elegant just like she would have wanted.  With her passing i didn't get time to think about solidifying the "primal 2" section in my challenge so i'm thinking i'll drop it since we've just got this week and next and then i'll firm up something better in the next challenge.   I'm really glad to be back at it.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

1st | 1st redo | 2nd | 3rd

 

"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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Glad the service went well, and welcome back! Looks like you had a good start to the week, were you able to keep it going through the end? Sometimes what we get out of a challenge is that we need more time to think about the goals. Only one week left though, you're almost there!

Manarelle the Level 56 Amazon Assassin

Challenges: 1-1011-2021-3031-4041-50, 51-60, Current

 

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Spreadsheet has been updated as of this morning.  Didn't fair too great last week.  A 10hr car trip on Saturday and just general blah feeling kinda made me not do so well.  Did well yesterday.  Also, passed my Marketing final with a 94% so im pleased about that.  Final week of the challenge.  WOOOT!

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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i agree.  Seems like in the past week 3 has usually been when I've stumbled.  Looking forward to it today.  Still have family in town but i'm hoping for a return to normality soon.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

1st | 1st redo | 2nd | 3rd

 

"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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