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Balsquith battles the passivity

 

My last challenge did not go all that well. Or rather, it went well at times but as it was mostly just collecting information it felt like it was never going at all.

 

This challenge I will actually utilise a little bit of the information collected in my goals:

 

Goal 1: Nutrition – Batch cook 2x per week.

I kept a food log briefly last challenge and the approximate findings were that:

1.       I probably don’t eat enough generally

2.       I make poor choices when I go food shopping at lunchtime

Therefore this challenge I will be doing some batch cooking to prepare some breakfasts and some lunches. I don’t expect this to be perfect, but it will at least mean that on several days of the week I have a good (ish) food choice (I will be aiming to go vegetable-heavy)

 

Goal 2: Exercise – Short run 2x per week.

I used to enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee but have kind of lost touch with this over the past few years. As I don’t run at all anymore I will be starting my road back to Frisbee with a couple of short runs a week.

 

Goal 3: Injury rehab – Stretching daily

I have become somewhat injury prone of late (or maybe I am just noticing it more) and am convince that this is due, in part at least, to overall poor mobility causing problems to arise in other areas of the body. I will be addressing this by some targeted stretching using GMB’s focused flexibility.

 

Goal 4: Learning – 30 minutes (or more) daily

I am not dedicating any time to improving myself, which is a poor showing given how easy it would be to carve 30 minutes out of my day to do this.

I have a few things that I want to work on in this time, but the goal will be purely for freeing up the time to learn.

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GMB! I'm focusing on their hip mobility exercises this week and next and are liking them so far. 

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How goes the challenge? I hope you are doing well on your goals!!! :)

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On 4.11.2016 at 9:50 PM, darkfoxx said:

GMB! I'm focusing on their hip mobility exercises this week and next and are liking them so far. 

 

On 15.11.2016 at 3:54 AM, Calanthia Cobbin said:

How goes the challenge? I hope you are doing well on your goals!!! :)

 

Thanks guy for trying to revive me, it is much appreciated.

 

This challenge has not been going very well to be honest. I haven't gone on any runs (I managed to pull my calf muscle in the first week!). I have done some batch cooking and will be trying to get more organised to continue this. I have probably done some stretching every day but it hasn't been as focused as I intended it to be (it was indeed partly through GMB but also with some shoulder mobility/strengthening exercises that I have picked up elsewhere). I have not managed to consistently make time for learning in my day, but I have started taking an evening class twice a week.

 

All in all I haven't been getting very much done while at the same time I have been feeling a bit out of control and overwhelmed by everything. Not really sure why this is.

Wood Elf Ranger - Level 10

 

STR 11.75|DEX 11.5|STA 9.25|CON 11|WIS 11.25|CHA 8.5

 

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Sorry to hear you've not been feeling great. From what you've said though your goals sound like they're not going too badly. If you rephrase your last post:

  • You are stretching daily
  • You're part of the way there with the batch cooking, so you have a foundation to build on
  • You have dedicated time to learning every week. Out of interest, how much time do the evening classes take up, compared to the 3.5 hours per week you were planning?
  • Due to injury running has been temporarily put on hold.

 

 

Evening classes sound like fun anyway, what are you studying?

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^wise words, those.

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^agreed. Always try to spin towards the positive :) I manage to mess something up every single challenge, but I always look for something I can learn from it! Anything you've learned so far? Could be about what does/does not motivate you, what you could possibly change up for next challenge to improve your chances for success, anything! :) 

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Calanthia Cobbin: Level 3 Hobbit Ranger

Rogue of Stick 'Em With The Pointy End! 

STR: 2.13 | INT: 2.37 | DEX: 4.25 | STA: 11.23 | CON: 11.88 | WIS: 8.72 | CHA: 5.81  

My Epic Quest | Current Challenge | Past Challenges: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7thFitbit

 

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On 16.11.2016 at 2:16 PM, Jarric said:

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling great. From what you've said though your goals sound like they're not going too badly. If you rephrase your last post:

  • You are stretching daily
  • You're part of the way there with the batch cooking, so you have a foundation to build on
  • You have dedicated time to learning every week. Out of interest, how much time do the evening classes take up, compared to the 3.5 hours per week you were planning?
  • Due to injury running has been temporarily put on hold.

 

 

Evening classes sound like fun anyway, what are you studying?

 

On 16.11.2016 at 3:00 PM, darkfoxx said:

^wise words, those.

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On 17.11.2016 at 10:23 PM, Calanthia Cobbin said:

^agreed. Always try to spin towards the positive :) I manage to mess something up every single challenge, but I always look for something I can learn from it! Anything you've learned so far? Could be about what does/does not motivate you, what you could possibly change up for next challenge to improve your chances for success, anything! :) 

In the middle of writing my comment I realised the same, but decided to plough on anyway as it was the way I was feeling about the situation, I'm glad that someone picked me up on it though (cheers Jarric). I am still a bit frustrated with how things are going as it feels like I am still actually at my baseline and I'm not actually pushing to do anymore.

 

To answer the questions:

 

1. I am trying to learn German (unfortunately with very little emphasis on the 'actually doing' part)

 

2. Things that I have learned this challenge is that I need to be more in touch with my goals, have them somewhere that I can see them. Also that I do better when I am actually tracking my progress, this has fallen off badly this challenge. During my dragon slaying challenges I had nice colourful recording charts printed out for me which helped.

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STR 11.75|DEX 11.5|STA 9.25|CON 11|WIS 11.25|CHA 8.5

 

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