Keldream Nebula Posted October 26, 2016 Report Share Posted October 26, 2016 Hiya! /Kelbbowsingreeting [there's a basic goals list at the bottom titled "SUMMARY" if you want to skip my droning lol] I've tried to do challenges in the past, and generally suck at posting. But I've done a TON better this year at getting exercise in and (generally) eating better, even if both of those are in phases. I've hit the point again where I'm tired of not quite doing things "right" in order to improve, and thought it a perfect time to come back to the rebellion! As a interest-for-homework-procrastination addict, I find that star wars/jedi themed things always gets me excited to do things, so that's my name for this quest. Not going to worry about theming 'cause I'll get too caught up in making it "right" again and that's just a recipe for failure in these early padawan stages My goals, as always, subject to change. Especially right now as I'm doing a masters program in Ireland (from the USA) and all our class/module schedules keep changing. Ugh. Makes it hard to plan things. So: I've tried to make goals that should work no matter what comes our way in terms of scheduling and homework (read: I don't have excuses haha). I did some working out this summer, started to use dumbbells and bodyweight, plus some pretty good workouts at my martial arts class while we were training for a competition, so I made good progress towards being healthy (my mom and I tried to eat well and everything), but I let it all slide the end of the summer post-competition and during the move over here. I started getting personal trainings (yay finally training with weights! so exciting!!) around the semester start, and that's been going well. Additionally I joined the Capoeira club because I've always wanted to try it--its 2x a week, and I normally make at least 1, if not both. The Kung Fu/wushu classes would be fantastic training, but I've had a long couple of weeks and just haven't made it to those at all (nor have I had any training in a couple of weeks for various scheduling reasons). Add on to that that my diet is generally meh, with too much sugar and not enough veggies. On the plus side, I've gotten to where it bothers me and I notice differences in my mood etc when I'm not exercising or eating right!! That's fantastic Ha, sorry I tend to write a lot... Goals: 1)Follow basic diet goals (veggies FTW....) --might use the Academy nutrition goals and general food tracking to help stay the course on this one 2) Workout 3x a week --Capoeira 2x; Chinese martial arts potentially 4X a week at least 2 hrs each...training depends on homework, etc --depending on how attendance goes, etc, I need to do bodyweight workouts at home if I'm not going to classes or trainings --and I've told myself that its fine to not want to go or feel too tired to workout, but then I still need to do yoga or a few exercises 3)Hand/headstands: So...signed up for the new course, got overly excited due to being tired from studying for an exam and my improvement in handstands over the last month because of Capoeira. I decided to "just do one more even though I'm tired" and, in an attempt not to crash into the walls next to me, bent the fingers back on my right hand, which ended up with all my weight: luckily I think its just the index finger that is sprained, and despite having a good bruise next to my thumb and an inability to write notes in lecture (or doodle haha), I think I got off pretty lucky with just a hurt finger--I can still do so much!! I'm not sure what to do here instead, but I haven't been stretching much so maybe we'll put that here: 10 minute stretch daily, longer if possible before bed. 3.1) Stretch 10 min/day! --especially calf/ankle/hip flexibility Life Goal: (4) Do the ol' "replace sugar with fruit" for the month, because sugar is so hard to stop. to begin with I also have a drink a coffee (black or latte &/or spiced) instead rule, because, while not the best, if I can stop eating sugar, the coffees won't be a problem--just a tool. I have a bunch of tea I've started collecting, so I'll focus on drinking those (I found out there is a kitchen in the science building grad students can use! And it has a kettle, of course!) instead of eating sugar. I think I probably train more assassin-like, but I definitely love some aspects of rangers too. I've always flipped back and forth between the two. Kind of like to be both haha, so that's a general goal: be a well-rounded Jedi. Ideas for future goals: meditation; trying new recipes regularly (scheduled days maybe); Handstands SUMMARY: 1) Eat Well--Add in Veggies!!! (keep log of food names and basic nutrition category) [NF Academy goals!!] 2)Workout 3x a week, be it assassin or ranger-based, doesn't matter its all about the habit right now 3) Stretch 10+ min/day (focus: ankle/calf/hip flexibility, especially after sitting all day) 4) FRUIT GOOD, sugar bad! TEA GOOD! Bonus: Be happy with what I'm doing and acknowledge that I'm doing a lot more than I have before, or could be, even if its not "exactly right" Yay! Let the challenge commence! ~Kel 1 Quote Jedi Quest (Nov 2016): Current Challenge ~Even the simplest of tasks can help one become a Jedi. Link to comment
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