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  2. Hey Shaar hope you are having fun xx
  3. CourtnieMarie

    JessFit goes full warrior

    maybe i should be ashamed, but I had to look up Red Sonja! and i came across this: https://hnentertainment.co/original-red-sonja-actress-brigitte-nielsen-suggests-bird-boxs-susanne-bier-or-wonder-womans-patty-jenkins-should-direct-the-reboot/ and now i have a new 80s movie to add to my "to watch" list!
  4. JessFit

    Jett gets his swole on

    Yay for hydration. Small victories are still victories!
  5. darkfoxx

    Darkfoxx 56: Rebuilding A Solid Foundation

    Friday Up at a decent hour, watched some videos and snuggled pups, breakfast was the last of the soy yogurt + citrus curd. Off to yoga where I could barely breathe from pollen and was weak af. Grocery shopped for game night appetizers, came home & cooked chicken. Lunch was ground chicken with salt, pepper, oregano & mustard powder + stir fry veggies Post lunch snack was a baggie of pop chips Dinner was delivery beef noodles with dashi + duck gyoza Currently sneezing my damn brains out and watching Sabrina. And y’all thought just 1 wiener was cute: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. RogueLibrarian

    Raptron Turns 50?!?! [Challenges]

    I try so hard not to objectify your leg muscles, and then you go and do this Also, feeling a little attacked by the subject line Okay carry on bud
  7. That is what I'm looking for. I hadn't thought of it, but the way you put it makes me think now that points would be a clearer way to track my progress, since it would make it easier to compare the progress between days or weeks, without having to add all those minutes and seconds. Still, I feel a very strong inclination towards time measuring. Maybe I could assign X points for an X amount of time, so the points themselves would help me keep track of time. Or maybe it would be redundant. This is my feeling, too. I used rewards when I started, when I was forcing myself to go out and walk that damn daily mile, and it worked well enough to build the habit. In my case, things turned for the best, and after a month or so of berry boxes every week, I started to see the nice side of the walks (the silence and the darkness -it was early in the morning-, feeling awake, no rush to do anything until the walk was done) and the rewards began to feel unnecessary. So I successfully switched from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation. Now it's different. I don't really think they would be helpful. I could place a nice reward at the end of the challenge, for example, but I don't think it would help me feel motivated in any way, no matter how much I'd want the thing. Nice reflections! Thank you very much.
  8. Diadhuit

    Diadhuit's level up

    so much money! Yep! And knowing the bubble will burst soon. Breathe in, breathe out.
  9. SymphonicDan

    Where did all the adamantium go?

    Nice idea with the "sensations/feelings" column to create the feedback loop
  10. Diadhuit

    Diadhuit's level up

    Thanks! I have the confidence, the strenght, the resourcefulness. I lack the humour, but 3 out of 4 is not too bad I really miss having a family or a boyfriend right now to be honest. That's the harshest part and yesterday I called my ex (ups!). I didn't dare say I missed him or needed him right now (phew!) but hearing his voice opened the floodgates of my tears. It was easier to run decisions through him, to get a different perspective. It was easier to get a lift, and his broken promise to give me a help with moving is like a punch. Well, next!
  11. darkfoxx

    Darkfoxx 56: Rebuilding A Solid Foundation

    [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] kind of apropos given he’s a little piggie - but that still doesn’t sound like the *worst* workout Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Diadhuit

    Diadhuit's level up

    That's the fun part! Even if that too is not without dread. You really have to figure out who you are... and if you are like me, with millions of interests and hobbies, it's not an easy task either! Enjoy the pretty houses! I had found none tbh, but I live in a city where average mortgage is 9 times average wage
  13. CourtnieMarie

    CM packs up her troubles

    Week 0 – Thursday uh oh I keep forgetting to do my bridges and clamshells. hopefully will remember tonight. last night I totally meant to fold laundry as well. I made dinner and watched Umbrella Academy. we did lock in a lawyer, not my first choice but oh well. we also heard back from negotiations on credit this morning and we got less than we asked but a fair amount. so now the attorneys have the P&S to work on and then we sign it and pay them all the monies! Fitness: 1/1 runs, 0/1 weights, 0/1 bridges & clamshells, 16/30 yoga Sleep: 0/1 midnight cutoff, 0/1 drinking days, current avg 7h39m weekend plan F: PM yoga S: AM yoga; groceries; brother’s bday lunch; visit dad; game night S: AM weights; meal prep; GOT
  14. SymphonicDan

    [Mad Hatter] Gotta go fast

    Ooh, exciting that you're going to Iran!
  15. The pursuit of points can be motivating in the same way as tracking your time in the way you've done - the numbers show your progress in the direction of your extrinsic goals (fitter, making time for things you enjoy, more resilient) in a clearer format. Maybe yesterday you got 38 points and today you got only 27 but that's better than 20, your average is increasing, and you know how to do "better" tomorrow. [Note: using cold showers as an example just because it's nice and simple] One big question in Psychology is to what extent should you apply extrinsic motivation. If you just love doing cold showers then you'd hop in every day for as long as you wanted. Maybe sometimes you'd have to remind yourself to stay in there less time(!) That's intrinsic motivation. If someone started paying you €10 to take a 1-minute cold shower each day, then firstly that's just weird but also I'm betting you wouldn't spend any extra time in there, even if now you'd sometimes take 2- or 3-minute showers. That's extrinsic motivation, and in this extreme case, it suddenly kills your natural (intrinsic) motivation. In the middle is when you do the cold shower because you want to have a stronger body, and then the extrinsic motivation is caused by this desire. You want to take a good cold shower because you know it benefits you. The points or time-tracking seems to be in this middle category... You feel motivated to do things because you know (and maybe feel) them improving your life, but it magnifies the effect when you can see it summarized in some format on paper. I'm still formulating these ideas myself so I'm welcoming any further comments on this! Rewards then increase the motivation effect in general, but also push you further towards the extrinsic end where the motivation is less sustainable, so maybe that's best reserved for goals / actions / habits that you have considerable friction against doing. Maybe especially for "first time" things (e.g. I'll treat myself to X once I've taken my first 60-second cold shower, then afterwards you can just track it in your current format). If you rely too much on reward X then you'll find yourself avoiding cold showers in any situation where you're not getting reward X (e.g. staying longer than 60 seconds, if you have a second shower, finishing with a short burst of cold, going into a cold plunge pool when visiting a new gym, etc.) and that's counterproductive to habit-building.
  16. fleaball

    Flea’s Super Secret Mystery Challenge!

    Grabbed a random deodorant off the shelf at target the other day. It’s eucalyptus scented and istg I smell like my brother’s axe body wash. Barf.
  17. CourtnieMarie

    Blocky does moderately difficult things...

    what's the plan to keep adductor stable and in working order? PT stuff before workouts?
  18. CourtnieMarie

    CM packs up her troubles

    yep, and that's why I ended up not saying anything. we can't hold our friends accountable because the Diet River overflowed. especially as one who has drowned in it before! subtle comments or suggestions and living by example I will say that there is an argument for folx who can become triggered by these comments that they have a right to (and should) tell their friends how it makes them feel and ask them not to continue. I, fortunately, have Spouse and a team of nerds to discuss these things with and get my head in a better place thanks nerds!
  19. Jett

    Jett gets his swole on

    Even though yesterday's schedule looks pretty, er, red... I'm very proud of myself for getting 100% on my hydration! 4/19 (in progress) 7:30 AM: Wake up. Turn on sun lamp. 8:15 AM: exercise 9:00 AM: Breakfast, then leave for work. 1:00 PM: Lunch 6:30 PM: Head home (arrive ~7:15) 7:30 PM: Eat dinner 8:00 PM: Free time (TV, hobbies, art, gaming) - use blue light blocking glasses 9:45 PM: Take melatonin. Get ready for bed. 10:30 PM: Bed time. Hydration: [================]D Nutrition:
  20. Ok, I'll give it a try. There's nothing to lose.
  21. zenLara

    Where did all the adamantium go?

    Where did all the adamantium go? The challenge is simple. There’s a list. Of things that I’d like to do* daily, or almost daily, or weekly. There’s a slot to jot down how much time the action took, how much of my life has been used on something that made me feel… How? How did I feel? While doing it. Afterwards. What has changed because of that action? Do I feel better than before? ACTIONS TIME SPENT SENSATIONS AND FEELINGS YOGA MUSIC PRACTICE HANGING. PUSHING. WORKING OUT ICELANDIC WRITING GYM STRETCHING OUTDOORS READING SKETCHING WH BREATHING BREATHING. MEDITATION * I’ve been doubting about including or not the cold showers. I had to stop them again. It doesn’t matter if I stay at a temperature I can easily bear, I keep getting sick. Maybe when weather gets better, I don’t know.
  22. zenLara

    Where did all the adamantium go?

    Wolverine is lost. She doesn’t remember who she is or why she came here. She has lost memory of the bright days, when she wandered through the fields and felt warm under the sun. She senses something is missing. Playfulness, adventure, effort… she hears their echos some times, but can’t fully grasp the meaning. In fear, she slowly distanced herself from life itself. But buried deep inside her heart, a small fire is still burning…
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  24. CourtnieMarie

    Raptron Turns 50?!?! [Challenges]

    congrats!!
  25. all of this helps, honestly. and i feel you on the gratitude list thing. i'm seeped in new age culture having grown up where i did and in my twenties really rebelled against it whole hog. to be fair, there's a lot of wishy washy BS but there's some good that can be extracted from things like "gratitude" and "mindfulness" and that ilk. today, i was sitting in the back yard reading (just finished hillbilly elegy! found it in a local roadside library. are those popular everywhere? my neighorhood has a bunch and it's great. i digress) while my daughter played. The sun was filtering through the trees and a cacophony of bird sounds exclaimed, "spring!" i felt so much gratitude for that time. as if everything in the landscape was breathing, "thank you." it felt good. i also think, shoot, i may need to live somewhere where there is sun throughout the year but that's not as high vibe of a thought. lol. i feel you on this selfishness thing. i need to look up yoga classes nearby and put them on the actual calendar.
  26. Mistr

    Urgan Shows Up, Does the Thing

    My sympathy on dealing with annoying people at the gym. I suppose saying "I'm on a tight schedule to get my workout done in the morning, sorry I don't have time to chat" is not going to work.
  27. Mistr

    Toshimi lays foundations

    My sympathy on things being crazy at work. I've had some of that this week too. Good for you on dealing well with food and figuring out your next goals.
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