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A little about me:

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Good morning (here at least)!

 

I am Sylvaa. I'm 34, a mother of four, and a coffee addict. Before finding Nerd Fitness, I lost 75 pounds through small changes (like cutting out soda and daily movement). But I needed more and the internet came to the rescue and here I am! I work as a medical consultant (which is a shiny way to say analyst), which means my job is about 80% travel. This has created some challenges when trying to figure out a diet and exercise plan that works well for me. It's still in process.

 

My overall goal isn't a weight goal (although I would be happy with another 10 - 15 pounds lost), but an active goal. I want to be prepared for anything. I like being active, I like doing physical things. So I want to be prepared for any challenge that comes my way with minimal training. I like challenging myself and I think it is amazing what our bodies can do. 

 

Last year, I helped some NF friends complete their first Spartan and it was amazing. I want to be a role model for my children and for others to say, you can do it too. 

 

What I've learned through 2016:

  • I do not have a good support system. My family does not share my enthusiasm for working out, eating healthy, or being active. This makes it difficult for me when I am home. One of my major goals through 2017 is to find a way to balance this.
  • I have trouble staying focused with a program. I want to be able to do all the things, however I am not good at continuing to commit to a solid schedule. One of my major goals through 2017 is to either complete a program or stick with an ongoing program for >30 days. 
  • I need to work on social mana. I have no local friends. Actually, I have very few friends anyway, and like zero that I can call up at a moment's notice to do anything. Not knocking internet friends, but sometimes, you just want to grab a cup of coffee with someone.

 

Before the price went up, I bought the Nerd Fitness Academy, however I never really used it properly. So I've been going through the first set of e-mails you get when starting and trying to accomplish all the different missions (mostly mindset) that I hadn't done from the beginning. My current Epic Quest is to complete the Spartan Trifecta Weekend in WV, so you will see over the course of the next few months goals to get me in shape for that. Also, for Christmas, I got a Garmin Vivosmart HR+, so I'm starting to incorporate the data I get from that. 

 

January Challenge Goals:

 

Sylvaa's doing Yoga:

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So Yoga with Adriene had a 31 day Revolution, which I signed up for (meaning I get daily e-mails). Actually, the Intention part of my challenge title was based upon an e-mail from this week. The point was, with yoga, instead of just doing the moves, make your body move with intention. I want to take this further and live my life with Intention.

 

So far, I have completed every day (don't be too impressed yet - it's only Day 3 as I post this). My goal is to actually do this every day. This is a pretty big step, as I have not really ever gotten into yoga. But, the goal with this program isn't to do yoga (weird, huh?). Instead it is to work on becoming mindful and honor the task you have set in front of you

 

NFA: I paid for it, I should use it:

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There are two major components that I can really use to help myself; the nutrition component and the goal setting component. Throughout this challenge, I should be able to get through Level 3 of the NF diet. By the end of the challenge I will also have a road map to successfully completing the trifecta weekend.

 

Make Running a Habit:

 

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@NeverThatBored and I are doing the Winter Spartan in March (March, right?!). And she runs more regularly than I do. I do not want to be the person holding us back. It's not that I mind running, it's that I need to do it to get better. So at least two days of running a week. I'd like to work towards running a full 5K by March. 

 

Regular recurring goals

  • Drink at least 64 oz water daily
  • Track food on MFP
  • At least 3 work tasks daily (M - F)
  • Daily Panda Planner write up (this is new! I got one for Christmas and am just starting to use it regularly).

 

Also, I told everyone I had news for 2017. It's not officially been announced, but I'm announcing it:

 

I got my promotion!

 

I was supposed to wait until it was announced company-wide, however if anyone were to search me in our company directory, my new title comes up, so it's safe to share. I'm now technically a senior level analyst. Yay me!

 

Finally: An icebreaker. What is your dream job?

 

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CONGRATULATIONS ON THE PROMOTION! 

 

I'm following, obvi. 

 

I don't really know that I have a dream job. Vaguely, I fantasize about something casual that involved moving around throughout the day and doing physical work. Like a park ranger or a handiperson or running an afterschool program. 

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Congraaaaaaats! <3 obnoxious gifs to come later. And dream job, since I'm still in the process of caffeinating and thinking is hard. 

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Congrats on the promotion.

I'm living out my dream Job. I'm getting paid to be a chaplain in a hospital, and i get to volunteer as a police chaplain and as a chaplain for the Rangers.

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46 minutes ago, Sylvaa said:

Also, I told everyone I had news for 2017. It's not officially been announced, but I'm announcing it:

 

I got my promotion!

 

I was supposed to wait until it was announced company-wide, however if anyone were to search me in our company directory, my new title comes up, so it's safe to share. I'm now technically a senior level analyst. Yay me!

 

Finally: An icebreaker. What is your dream job?

 

WOOT!!  Congrats Sylvaa!  That's awesome news.  I know you've been pursuing that for a minute.  

 

Dream job?  How's "none" sound?  Ideally, I'd prefer to have enough passive income that I don't have to have an actual "job".  As for the income side, ideally something creative and analytical.  Writing has so far taken care of the creative/analytical thing.  Only time will tell if it takes care of the income side.  

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Congrats on the promotion.

 

I sympathize with the lack of support thing, I've been there. All i can really say is

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The good news is that you can shape yourself, the bad news is, as you know, it's all you. you'll inevitably feel a little resentment from other for prioritizing yourself at times. There's no cure for that, it just is. We're here to provide the opposing love and confirmation that you should do these things for yourself and everyone around you.

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Congratulations on your promotion! What are you going to do to celebrate?

 

Dream job... considering I get payed for spending my time with nice children and teens (yes, they're nice too; I swear nice teens do exist) to make music with them and play games and that I have enough free time to have a life aside from it, I don't think I could ever get a better one.

 

Following because this looks like it's going to be awesome!

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WTG!  That's a good feeling, and I hope the pay bump is worth the extra responsibility.

 

The jobs I can see myself enjoying most seem to revolve around wood working.  I like building cabinets, furniture, guitars, things of that nature.  I wonder if having to do it for money would suck all the joy out of it, though.

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Congratulations!

 

2 hours ago, Oramac said:

Dream job?  How's "none" sound?  Ideally, I'd prefer to have enough passive income that I don't have to have an actual "job".

I definitely agree with this when it comes to dream job. Although, I know I'd need to do something meaningful in my life because doing nothing all the time gets exhausting. So in that case I choose: novelist!

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Following!  Congrats on the promotion!  

 

As for a dream job is it possible to have RangerCareerBrain too?  There are lots of careers that I find fascinating and would love to do them but any one of those would either be boring on it's own or too tedious to continue to enjoy it.  I could settle with artist, interior designer, jewelry designer, doctor, run my own cafe (I once envisioned a cafe where everything on the menu had potatoes in some form)... 

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Following, and congratulations on the promotion!

 

My dream job would be being a writer. Getting paid to fantasize all day long. Maybe some day :) 

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Okay, re: promotion: 

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(because I am nothing if not predictable in the source of my gifs)

 

 

Re: dream job:  uhhhhh? Honestly I'd love to have enough money to live off of somehow so that I could just volunteer somewhere, because a lot of the most rewarding-looking things I'm seeing right now don't pay a lot. But that's a cop-out answer. I don't necessarily have a concrete idea of my dream job. I want something that involves learning and using other languages, and doing stuff with other cultures. But that isn't teaching because ugh.

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Congratulations on your promotion! Following for your inspiring optimism :)

 

Dream Job... Probably to design clothing and jewelry, maybe cosplay stuff, I know something I would have to be something artsy? lol

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33 minutes ago, fleaball said:

 

Re: dream job:  uhhhhh? Honestly I'd love to have enough money to live off of somehow so that I could just volunteer somewhere, because a lot of the most rewarding-looking things I'm seeing right now don't pay a lot. But that's a cop-out answer. I don't necessarily have a concrete idea of my dream job. I want something that involves learning and using other languages, and doing stuff with other cultures. But that isn't teaching because ugh.

The first thing that comes to mind is being a translator. That would be a pretty cool job. (Though I'm horrible at learning languages so definitely not for me.)

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20 minutes ago, zeroh13 said:

The first thing that comes to mind is being a translator. That would be a pretty cool job. (Though I'm horrible at learning languages so definitely not for me.)

I've thought about that, and also interpreting. It might be something I pick up as a side gig when I achieve actual fluency in something but overall as a career it doesn't really spark anything in me. Which is so unfortunate because there could be some really cool opportunities.

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First off: YAY!!!  GRATS ON THE PROMOTION!!

 

I totally hear you on the actual off the internet friends thing, and that is one my 2017 goals, so we can help each other when we get terrified of the people (ok, at least I will get terrified of the people, lol)

 

Dream job... hmmm.  No job is my first thought, or at least not a paid job. I always wanted the luxury to be a SAHM/SAHW/etc and have the time to not only do my own projects but to do things like volunteer at the animal shelter and the library, do stuff at my kid's school, etc.  So while not a paid position, that's my dream.  It's not going to ever be reality unless I fall in love with a millionaire because bills :P   But I suppose I could actually try to do some of those things anyway while working my job. I dunno.

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6 hours ago, Sylvaa said:

Not knocking internet friends, but sometimes, you just want to grab a cup of coffee with someone.

Thiiiiiiis. But I'm turning it back on you: I'm only two hours away. 

 

(For now. I'm probably selling my car but the intention is there?)

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4 hours ago, LadyShello said:

I could settle with artist, interior designer, jewelry designer, doctor, run my own cafe (I once envisioned a cafe where everything on the menu had potatoes in some form)... 

 

I dream of one day opening a french fry restaurant. 

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8 minutes ago, NeverThatBored said:

 

I dream of one day opening a french fry restaurant. 

I will be camped out on the sidewalk weeks before you open. 

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My dream job would be to have a BBQ food cart that my husband and I could run at farmer's markets/fairs/beer gardens/other street-side attractions. (I already have the logo & t-shirts designed in my head. I have a very active imaginary life.) 

 

But we'd have to have an independent source of income first because I'm not psychologically equipped to have paying the mortgage depend on such an iffy source of income. Maybe a post-retirement gig.

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