Shukar Posted September 27, 2016 Report Share Posted September 27, 2016 Hey hey nerds, tis I Shukar, back from.... let's say the Crusades. Life has been way too crazy for a while now, and it's starting to become apparent that some of that is my failure to impose order upon it. So I'm here to correct that and get myself back to somewhere I was a bit happier with my results, and then push past that into uncharted territory. Quick summary for those who don't know me, which may be a lot of you since I've been absent some time now. I'm a Scout, I'm super tall (though by no means the Almighty Tallest or anything), I'm a big Disney and general movies nerd, and I have an obnoxious tendency to run races on nowhere near enough training and still somehow finish feeling good if not happy with the time. So, what goals are we looking at this challenge? Well.... Goal 1: Be Prepared Be prepared, I'll be prepared... prepared for what you may ask? Well, for meals of course. Far too long I've let my work conditions be an excuse for eating like crap. No more. Within the past couple weeks my wife and I have started getting into meal prep and thus packing lunches. So the goal here is 3 meals a week packed and eaten at work. That's phrased that way because sometimes, like today, I'm at work for 2 meal times and I don't care which of the two I eat the packed lunch in specifically as long as I'm eating it and generally contributing to making good choices. So 3 a week, that's the goal. Goal 2: Scrounging up some Grub(s) That's right, two food goals this challenge. While the previous goal was about improving my working relationship with food, this goal is about making sure that I'm not making excuses to spend money or otherwise stuff my feelings away with food. To succeed, I need to map out the dinner plans for the week ahead of time, and make dinner 80% of the nights we're gonna actually be home to eat it, as noted above sometime work gets in the way and that's not always avoidable. But failing to plan is planning to fail, and I'm not doing that anymore. Goal 3: Get in touch with the nerds again I used to be in the habit of posting on my own threads here daily and posting regularly on other nerds threads. I have long since fallen out of that habit. Which is a pity because it only takes a few minutes a day to post on a thread updating what I did about my goals that day, and what's going on with me. So to succeed at this goal I'm gonna have to post 3 times a week, minimum, on my own thread and once a week on someone else's. Bonus Goal 4!: No Worries I am generally a pretty relaxed kind of guy, which is probably why it's taken me so long to seriously consider a meditation practice. But with all the things going on with life recently that have been dragging me off my intended course, I'm thinking now is as good a time as any to give it a shot. So during this challenge I'm gonna test out a couple of meditation apps for my phone (I've currently got Headspace and Calm but am definitely open to suggestions) and see if I can use it as a tool to help me refocus a bit and get to a better place. The goal here is by the end of the challenge to have figured out which app I like, if any, and whether continuing with this seems like it will be productive for me or not. So, a distinct lack of directly 'fitness' related goals in this challenge compared to others I've done, but frankly I think I need to start with the baby steps on that and I'm hoping that with proper fueling and proper mindset I can get myself to a place where the fitness stuff starts to happen because it wants to and not because I'm trying to force it. To quote Homer Simpson, All my life I've had but one dream, to achieve my many goals. I'm hopeful that working on the goals above will help me start in on a few others. There you have it folks, a challenge. See you tomorrow for an update on how things are going so far. 2 Quote Scout 30/Ranger 1 (3 skipped) Spoiler "I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain." -Litany Against Fear Facebook | Twitter | Runkeeper | Strava Shukar Still Isn't Lion Link to comment
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