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Challenge 1 - System Restart

 

Main Quest: To create and entrench self care routines for body, mind and spirit

 

Mini 1: Cardio - 20 min daily (STR, STA)

 

Mini 2: Eat a healthy, low carb, minimally processed diet, not exceeding 1500 calories in any given day (CON, STA)

 

Mini 3: Meditation - 20 min daily (WIS, CON)

 

Mini 4: Yoga - 15 min beginner routine daily (DEX,CHA)

 

Mini 5: Journal - thoughts, feelings, dreams, whatever 10 min twice a day (first thing in morning and last thing at night) (WIS, CHA)

 

Life Quest: Lose 4 clothing sizes and self loathing, gain energy, charisma and inner peace

 

Epic Quest: This one is a 3 parter:

 

1. Pay down my credit card

    * Take card out of wallet and stash somewhere I will forget about

    * Set up automatic transfer on paydays to transfer $50 to the credit card account 

    * Hide the account from view online

I believe this will take approximately 1.5 years

 

2. Save a $5000 emergency fund

   * Set up an automatic transfer on paydays to transfer $50 to the emergency account until credit card is paid off, then increase transfer to $100.

   * Hide account from online view

I believe this will take approximately 2.6 years

 

3. Save $30,000 towards a home deposit & stamp duty

   * Set up an automatic transfer on paydays to transfer $50 to the home deposit account until Emergency Account is up to $5000 then increase the transfer to $150

   * Hide account from online view

I believe this will take approximately 6.6 years

 

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Thank you :) theyre small goals but inch by inch...

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Day 1:

 

slayed it! Also, decided to add a 15 minute yoga session daily, and some journalling as well (because brain stuff needs monitoring)

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Seems like a great place to restart.

 

2 minutes ago, HappyCat said:

inch by inch...

That is what I'm doing too. It feels small, but it is making a big difference in my life.

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Introduction (where I started, May 2016) ~*~ NF Character (dormant)

 

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Cant remember where i heard it but there is a saying that goes 'inch by inch its a cinch, yard by yard its hard'. Im terrible for starting things and then losing interest, hopefully keeping my goals tiny will help. 

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Day 2

 

Did it all, but had some issues with waking up that meant a much shorter day than i should have had. Spoke to the doc and we're trying another med adjustment to try to combat the need to sleep 12+ hours a day (including through multiple alarms) 

 

Back at work tomorrow so very early night aand several more alarms set....still not overly confident but i dont know what else i can do. I *think* ive allowed enough time to get journal, meditation, cardio and yoga done, but that requires getting my booty out of bed on time. Fingers crossed.

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On 15/7/2016 at 7:47 PM, HappyCat said:

 

3. Save $30,000 towards a home deposit & stamp duty

 

 

 
 

Oh hey there Australian! I have many Aussie internet friends, and I automatically associate stamp duty with them. Good luck with all your goals. One thing that helps a lot of people on the money side is tracking their spending. Every day, week, month, whatever's doable using Mint or other tool. Not even assigning a budget, just being aware of where the money is going. As you continue tracking, you may realize you're willing to change certain things that you thought off-limits at the start.

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10 hours ago, HappyCat said:

Spoke to the doc and we're trying another med adjustment to try to combat the need to sleep 12+ hours a day (including through multiple alarms) 

Ugh, that sounds like a LOT of sleep. I hope you and your doc figures it out as soon as possible!

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15 hours ago, Prozehn said:

 I also like how you planned out your saving.  That's wonderful that you're thinking that far ahead.  

 

I second this :) I just completed the "saving for a deposit for an apartment" bit, and it feels awesome. Will be signing our contract in a couple of weeks to buy a brand spanking new (still being built) apartment, eek.

 

So keep at it. All that automatic saving helps a whole bunch.

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7 hours ago, green eggs said:

That is a whole bunch of goals o.O ... are you aiming to do all of the mini-quests each day during the challenge?

The rest are your over-arching goals, right, not what you want to achieve in four weeks (though that would admittedly be awesome)?

 

nah only the minis are for every day, the rest...well the life quest im hoping to acheive within 12 months and the epics are super long term :)

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23 hours ago, M_J said:

Oh hey there Australian! I have many Aussie internet friends, and I automatically associate stamp duty with them. Good luck with all your goals. One thing that helps a lot of people on the money side is tracking their spending. Every day, week, month, whatever's doable using Mint or other tool. Not even assigning a budget, just being aware of where the money is going. As you continue tracking, you may realize you're willing to change certain things that you thought off-limits at the start.

 

Yep guilty as charged, G'day mate!

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23 hours ago, Prozehn said:

Awesome goals, Hun.  I also like how you planned out your saving.  That's wonderful that you're thinking that far ahead.  I'm rooting for you, Hun.  You can definitely achieve it all and possibly in less time that what you've estimated.

 

I get disillusioned easily so knowing roughly how long something will take makes it easier (think that is why i find fitness so challenging). Im hoping if i cant SEE the money it will be 'out of sight, out of mind' 

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17 hours ago, Dagger said:

Ugh, that sounds like a LOT of sleep. I hope you and your doc figures it out as soon as possible!

 

Its way too much sleep, but doc thinks hes tweaked things now so fingers crossed

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8 hours ago, green eggs said:

 

I second this :) I just completed the "saving for a deposit for an apartment" bit, and it feels awesome. Will be signing our contract in a couple of weeks to buy a brand spanking new (still being built) apartment, eek.

 

So keep at it. All that automatic saving helps a whole bunch.

 

 

Congratulations!!!! Cant wait to stop renting.

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Day 3

 

so the extra alarms helped and i got up on time, yay loud irritating and grating sounds!

 

Day was going swimmingly until a friend called up this evening needing to get out of his house for a while. Dinner became a much more carb laden affair (ok, im being dramatic, i added mashed potatoes to the main and custard to dessert) with a guest to feed. Long story short, i carbed and i went over my calorie limit by almost 300. Factoring in exercise (via MFP) im still in deficit by about 360 even with that so i guess it could be worse, but it doesnt fit the mini so foodwise its still a fail. Still it was nice to have the company. 

 

The other challenge is that its turned into a much later night than i was aiming for so waking up tomorrow has me a little concerned. Oh well, i can crawl into bed extra early tomorrow night if i need to.

 

overall, success....just a mite too much with the food.

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9 hours ago, HappyCat said:

overall, success....just a mite too much with the food.

 

Congratulations! Social occasions do bring their issues but spending time with friends matters too. The important thing is to not let one indulgence turn into a full-blown backslide which is so very easy for me. "Oh, the office brought in pizza for lunch and I succumbed. Since I've blown it for the day I may as well have a 6-pack of cider with dinner."

 

I like Steve's rule of "never two in a row." It's a good reminder to get back on track ASAP with the next meal. 

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"'It's time for a few small repairs,' she said." - Shawn Colvin

 

 

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Day 4 

 

Egads getting my butt out of bed this morning was a mission all on its own but I durned well did it. Yay for self flagellation, or something....

 

All boxes ticked for today, time to burrow under the kitty pile until the alarm drags me back out. 

 

Tomorrows problem...err....interesting opportunity to challenge myself....is pub trivia night. Cant think of any dish on the menu that isnt dripping with carbs. Guess this is where i find out how flexible the chef is....surely double the salad/veg and hold the fries/potatoes isnt being toooooo difficult as a patron? Tune in tomorrow to find out.

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Day 5

 

5 min late getting up this morning, which i know isnt much but its the start of slipping so i have to get on top of that.

 

all boxes ticked today.

 

chef was flexible, steak and salad was awesome, knew the steak would be approx double what i call a serve so as soon as it arrived i cut it in half, ate half and had the waitress box up the other half. Add some steamed veg and its lunch for work tomorrow. winning

 

very late night again tonight, and busy day tomorrow, fingers crossed i dont sleep through the alarms.

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You got this you stubborn cow. 

 

I am happy to see you back here sis.  

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"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

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"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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7 hours ago, HappyCat said:

chef was flexible, steak and salad was awesome, knew the steak would be approx double what i call a serve so as soon as it arrived i cut it in half, ate half and had the waitress box up the other half. Add some steamed veg and its lunch for work tomorrow. winning

This is a great win! :D

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Introduction (where I started, May 2016) ~*~ NF Character (dormant)

 

 Progress as a Nomad: Battle log where I do my own challenges

Useful posts on my battle log: Useful Links and Travel Schedule, Future Challenge IdeasGoals for 2017 as a whole, Assorted Goals (not on rotation), Elements W1D1, Last Quarter Goals

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