imprimis5 Posted August 25, 2016 Report Share Posted August 25, 2016 Hey, Rangers! This is my first challenge, so I'm definitely open to pointers and such. It looks like my first post here, even, but I promise it's not (technical difficulties and such). Since my introduction is apparently gone, I'll give the short version here. About two months ago, I decided it was time to make some drastic changes in my life. So, all in one day, I quit smoking, joined a gym, got a personal trainer, and threw out all my junk food. I've kept to it really well, and it's time to take things to the next step. Setting specific goals and pushing myself to reach them has never been my strong point, so I figure if I let other people see what's in my head, it'll help me stick to it. The challenge list! Finish up my NRT Done! Suck it, addiction! Suck it, industries that rely on the cycle of unhealth! That's a 15 year habit that I thought I was shackled to for the rest of my life gone, and I've never felt better about anything. I won't say it's all completely over; there's a part of me that still wants a cigarette, and I may have been kind of a jerk to my boyfriend on the first day with no patch. But the biggest battle is over, and I can conquer the rest. Switch to paleo Bleh. I'll talk about this more in the meta challenge section... Get in at least three workouts a week If I count setting up and tearing down a convention booth, as well as a walk from the Alphabet District of Portland up to the top of the Japanese Garden, I managed this. I actually had a couple real workouts in there, too, including starting Couch to 5k (which I made the mistake of starting in downtown Seattle, hills and all...) Meta Challenge! Do all this while traveling from August 30th to September 9th! As expected, this was the hardest part of this challenge. I did middling-well, I think, except for diet. When you can't cook for yourself, paleo gets way hard. I really need to figure this out, since I travel regularly for work. Almonds and beef jerky, quinoa and fruit bars, and fresh fruit and veg worked wonderfully as snacks, but that all went out the window when it was time for the one or two real meals for the day, especially when my boyfriend wants pizza. Honestly, there's grain, legumes, or sugar in almost literally everything you can get in a restaurant. Ugh. Quote Rangers, ho! My Character and Epic Quest My current Challenge Previous Challenges: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Link to comment
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