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.
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).
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.