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[Varelse] 30-days challenge


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This is my last challenge before finishing my MPhil Dissertation. At last, I feel good about working on it until I could have it finished. I have the deadline a week before September 24th and I've written 18 pages (of 50-60) at this moment, so for this challenge I've thinking about what kind of lifestyle can help me passing this month the best way.

 

 

Goal #1: One page a day

I must write 32 more pages in order to present the dissertation to my examining board. Each page counts 1 point and the goal is getting more than 30 points. Easy? It seems so, but I've blocked a few hours per day (24 pomodoros each week) to guarantee I could write every day.

 

A: >30 points.

B: >20 points.

C: >15 points.

 

+3WIS +2CHA

 

Goal #2: Whole30

I like counting calories, but this challenge I'm avoiding it because I need to be focused on the previous goal. As I also need not to have insulin peaks continually, the best diet I can follow the next month is avoiding sugar, dairy and cereals. 

 

+1CON +1WIS

 

Goal #3: Commit to a regular routine for one month

Do indoor cycling on Monday and Friday, and lift weights on Tuesday and Thursday. I'm doing a personal variation of Stronglifts:

 

Spoiler

 

A

Dumbbell squats

Bench press

Barbell row

 

B

Romanian deadlift

Military press

Assisted pull ups and chin ups

 

 

16 workouts = A

14 workouts = B

12 workouts = C

less than 11 = FAIL

 

+1STA +1STR +1CON +1CHA

 

Life goal: Meditate

I'm reading one paragraph of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations each day. It has to be the first thing of the day, and during the day I'm coming back to the same paragraph to be inspired by its spirit. At day one I've read until I 6 and I should read III 1 the last day of the challenge.

 

>30 days = A

>28 days = B

>26 days = C

<26 days = FAIL

 

+1WIS

 

Bonus: Read

I'm still a book seller, but I'm lowering the level of this goal down to reading only one book each week, mostly 20th Century literature..

 

Week 1: In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)

Week 2: The Savage Palms (William Faulkner)

Week 3: The Girls (Emma Cline)

Week 4: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)

 

Each book = +0.4WIS +0.2CHA

 

+2WIS +1CHA

 
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Um, can you tell me again the title of your dissertation?  I get so excited for others pursuing high ed, but I can't remember details like that. :)  Congrats and making it this far your studies, you're so close to the end!

<--<< Daughter of Artemis >>-->

 

 
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4 hours ago, Leimanu said:

Um, can you tell me again the title of your dissertation?  I get so excited for others pursuing high ed, but I can't remember details like that. :)  Congrats and making it this far your studies, you're so close to the end!

 

"Roberto Bolaño as a critic: electic affinities", I think it is the first time I share the title here, so don't worry (and thank you! :P). 

 

I've done properly so far, I hope my job doesn't ruin my progress.

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August 25th I was fired and I didn't feel in the mood for update this topic, but I've tried to do my best in this adverse situation. I should go to the book shop until the end of next week in the worst case scenario (I'll know more by Tuesday), and I have to finish my MPhil dissertation by September 12th. Well, this is a concise abstract of my life. When I feel better I'll be around here more often. 

 

This is how the two first weeks have been so far:

 

Goal #1: One page a day

11 pages (at least 17 pages to finish).

 

Goal #2: Whole30

17 days in a row. I am aware that how I eat have a huge impact in how I manage my feelings. I'm having problems to control my rage and frustration the past days, and it would have been worse if I let me dive into bread and fast food, so I'm proud of myself. :) (Yesterday I ate outside on a vegetarian restaurant a salad  - with quinua  and at dinner a friend of mine did potatoe purée which I don't know if it was made with dairy, but the past 16 days I didn't make any mistake and I think I ate pretty well yesterday.)

 

Goal #3: Commit to a regular routine for one month

3 workouts. FAIL.

 

Life goal: Meditate

12 days.

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10 WIS | 2 STR | 2 STA | 2 CON | 5 CHA | 1 DEX

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Yesterday I ate curated cheese. I simply didn't remember that curated cheese was dairy. But I realized that it was in the first portion and I stopped. My weight is 152 lbs, which means that I dropped almost 10 lbs during the last weeks. :)

Level 4

10 WIS | 2 STR | 2 STA | 2 CON | 5 CHA | 1 DEX

battle logepic quest

The Stoic Path of Virtue: #1 | #2 | #3

Current challenge: Don't break the challenge

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