On My Mark, Getting Set…

Alright you guys, challenge starts tomorrow. And I can honestly say, I’m already freaking out a bit. You know why? I’m making changes in my lifestyle; attempting to establish new habits. Always a daunting task.

I finally got my Fit Bit Aria scale linked to wi-fi and all. Stepped on it and uh, ouch, lol. It has me at 205.8 pounds / 42.5 % body fat !!  42.5 percent?! Extreme frowny face. My Weight Watchers scale had me coming in at 207.9 lbs / 38.3 percent. Not sure which one to take as THE official starting point, but I’m not all that particular as long as no matter which one I use that body fat number starts to shrink. My cholesterol levels could stand to come down as well, so I’ll be excited to see what they turn out to be at my next physical.

Anyway, as I mentioned, I’m doing this challenge as a newbie in the Nerd Fitness Rebellion. In the forums there they have a spot for folks to keep “battle logs” – daily journals, records of their progress or whatever as they go through the challenge. I’ve got this tracking sheet that I’m going to use. Figure I’ll take a snap shot of it at the end of each day and post my log the next morning.

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By the way, that tracking sheet is sitting snugly in my Bullet Journal. A shout out to Ellie over at Quotidiandose *hi Ellie*. She introduced me to the bullet journal. At first I was hesitant to try it, but I did and here we are, my newest BuJo.

 

Nothing fancy. I did add the strip of sparkly tape but just the one. I’m going to go back and put a picture of my logo on the front, maybe a motivational pic or two on the inside front cover but beyond that, there isn’t much in the way of decoration going on. No need for it in my opinion. Not knocking those BuJo users who have turned their plain journals into mini works of art, it’s just that I’m more interested in the scheduling than I am in the pretty making (translation, I don’t have a crafting bone in my body, lol, so I have to keep it simple).

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I’ve wanted some kind of journal, tracker, day planner that was easy to use and that I’d stick with. This is my second iteration of the BuJo. The first was a cute, spiral bound notebook with a sparkly, purple cover. Turns out it was too small so going up to the Moleskine 5×8 (the honey just happened to have a couple on a shelf he wasn’t going to use) is working out quite well.

So, there you have it. I can’t think of much else I can do to set myself up to rock this challenge. I’ll keep you all posted as I go along. Here’s to FINALLY getting ‘er done.

Love,

Dana.

PS:

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13 thoughts on “On My Mark, Getting Set…

    1. It is amazing. I’ve been looking for a system I’ll actually USE and this has been the answer (so far). It helps that I can customize the layout to how I work and what I want to track. I think you’ll like it. :-).

    1. Thank you! So far (just 3 days in) I’m sporting an 84% completion rate on the day’s challenge to-dos. Already there are some clear obstacles but it’s only 3 days in, plenty of time to get that average up :-).

  1. Welcome to the dark side young padawan. Bullet journaling has so far been the greatest discovery for me of the year! IN fact, I may actually get things accomplished – this year instead of two more years. Now tell me more about this ‘Nerd Fitness Rebellion’ thing. Because my scale reads a MUCH higher number than I would like.

    1. http://www.nerdfitness.com; Steve Kamb is the brainchild / entrepreneur / owner / CEO. While I’m still a newbie and haven’t invested in the actual program (Nerd Fitness Academy), it’s still been instrumental in prompting my continued work toward improving my fitness levels (and my life if the truth be told.) Here’s the link to my challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/82212-the-force-awakens-jedi-training-part-1/

      Check ’em out, let me know if you decided to join up :-).

  2. I took your bullet journal set up with the tracking sheet and applied it to the calendar on my wall. It’s a great idea and I can’t wait to start using it! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Yay! I really like how it’s worked out so far. But of course, after having watched a million Bullet Journal how-to videos on YouTube, I’m going to a two journal system – one for Life & Business (writing) and one strictly for health & fitness. I’m going to do a video soon :-). Keep me posted on how it works for you. Here’s to reaching those goals!

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