Stonie Posted May 31, 2017 Report Share Posted May 31, 2017 [posting from my phone so forgive my typos & grammar] Life story; I am consistently inconsistent at keeping my goals going long-term. I get bored, or get too distracted by my long term goals that I don't see the tiny improvements I am making towards them and lose hope. Rinse and repeat. I have made great progress since I joined the rebellion but it's hard to see when I look in the mirror and I'm not shredded and able to run marathons. It doesn't work like that XD Given the events of the first half of this year I am doing great. Winter is coming now so I need to prepare for the S.A.D cold months, and having solid self-care and exercise habits in place is the best way for me to cope with the lack of vitamin D. I've been unable to exercise properly due to my healing broken ankle, and I've been on holidays for the last two weeks so any exercise I've done is incidental. Also there's a restaurant serving gelato in the park we are staying in. Ugh. XD I'm planning to address my exercise levels this challenge, as well as getting my food intake under control and getting enough sleep so I'm not sleep-depeived; a sure fire way to get hit with the S.A.Ds. As always most of my long-term goals are aimed towards my stalled roller derby career. I need to get back on track after my ankle break and rehab. I'm also tired of my job and am working on building a side hustle / portfolio for a new job, so when my partner finds a new job I can chuck mine in and do something I love without rocking the financial boat. Long-Term Goals;Be cleared for contact (early june) Re-pass minimum skills (late june)Skate a whole training session (july/aug) Play a full roller derby bout (august) Build a productive side-hustle (ongoing) CURRENT GOALS 1. Get out of bed when your body wakes up. When I'm on work time I generally need to be out of bed by 6am to have enough time to cruise through my morning routine, but I've often woken up earlier then my alarm and tried to sleep more and made myself feel worse when I do finally get up. I'm going to make a point of hauling ass out of bed when I wake up if it's within a few hours or so of my alarm going off. 2. No screens in the morning before work. This is well-known to be counter-productive. I try to lose myself in social media or pinterest to avoid thinking/getting anxious about going to work and then I feel like shit physically and mentally. I can do anything else with this time; read, write, draw, crochet, exercise, etc... I'm constantly feeling guilty for not spending time on any of my many hobbies and the morning time is supposed to be great for productivity. As a well-known night owl, we shall see. 3. Track food; Stay within +-500cals of 2000calorie target and aim for 100g of protein. I've neglected my food tracking because I was stuck on the couch for 3 months and feeling sorry for myself. And the last two weeks I've been on holidays; no one needs that sort of stress on holidays. For those interested in how I decided on 2000cals; My TDEE is between 2300-2600 depending on how busy it is at work, so 2000ish is a good baseline for me to hopefully shed a bit of the excess fat I've gained whole couch-bound - as long as I feeding myself a properly balanced diet of protein, fat and carbs. The protein baseline is so I focus on that because when I do the rest of my intake falls into line. The 2000cal limit doesn't take into account my derby training or gym sessions, so I've given myself a 500cal leniency to work with if I need to eat more on high-work days. Preferably I don't want to drop to 1500cals because thats my BMR and if I've only eaten that in a day I need to eat more. Not eating enough is one part of my exhaustion problem while at work and I need to deal with it. 4. Burpees in the morning. I have not historically loved burpees. But they work literally everything. And if I can get through burpees before doing anything else I can tackle anything else that the day throws me. Thats the plan. And I need to work on cardio and strength for derby. I still have my gym membership so I still plan to use it, but I need a baseline of exercise to focus on. I am late to this one but better that then not starting at all. I plan on starting this on Tuesday the 6th because I won't be home until then. *hi fives self* Go team! 3 Quote Stonie They/Them Currently reading: Good Omens by Terry Pratchet & Neil Gaiman Currently playing: Outer Worlds (Xbox) Current DnD character: A radio presenter who’s magical bardic weapon is a portable radio broadcaster’s kit Link to comment
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