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Good Living Challenge

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Stiffy

Guest
The research I've read seems to suggest that ingraining a new habit takes between 30-66 days, with some taking even longer. While none of this is new to me, my exercise regime, diet and lifestyle etc has been getting abit "funky" since joining this forum (when I was Bella), so I need to shake things up abit. With August approaching, starting on Friday, I'm looking at a month of trying to do the following:

(1) 4 litres plus of water per day.
(2) Good eating with a 50/30/20 split. No junk food except maybe Subway.
(3) Exercise DAILY whether Lifting, Cardio or Stretching/mobility sessions.
(4) 8 hours sleep per night.
(5) No stims (might allow myself a few coffees in the morning pre workout).
(6) No Alcohol or other "substances".
(7) Sex twice a week max. No choking the chicken or flicking the bean (for the gals).


Whose with me? :)
 

CaT_SPeW

extra crispy
Interesting. I actually started doing something similar a couple of weeks ago. I started a spreadsheet on my laptop with a number of lifestyle habits that i need to mark off or fill in each day, if i miss one i get a red x and the rest is marked in green. the idea being to have a spreadsheet full of green. the list i have is:

- weight
- waist measurement
- activity (gym and what i did in there)
- calories
- fibre (10g psyllium)
- water (min 2L)
- green smoothie (min 1)
- green tea (min 2)
- vitamins
- alcohol (count days running since a drink)
- mousturise (im 35 now, time to give my skin a break!)

some of these things i dont know if they will do much for me but its more about just bringing healthy habits into my life and feeling good about myself for accomplishing small goals
 
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Stiffy

Guest
Cool. Maybe each individual will need to adjust the criteria to fit their own life and goals?
 

CaT_SPeW

extra crispy
yeah you could have core habits then just add your own extras. ive already found that some of the habits are becoming part of my routine, its definitely helped a lot so far
 

Jungnaut

YOLO Kunce
I think the key to success for this sort of thing is to make your list, then pinpoint the ones that really need work on so that you can trim it down to top 5 max. You can't force a new habit when there are too many components involved you got to keep it simple. For example my list looks like this.

1. Macro/Calorie Targets met? (Y/N)
2. Sleep 8 Hrs Nightly? (Y/N)
3. Stretch and Mobility Work Done? (Y/N)
4. Meditation & Mindfulness Practice (Y/N)
5. Porn only on weekends? (Y/N)

I could easily add other things to the list but since I regularly hit those targets, it means they are no longer a priority as it's already a habit. Things like

6. Train 4/Week? (Y)
7. No Alcohol during the week (Y)
8. Limit PWO stims to sub-recreational levels? (Y)
9. No Jerking in Gym toilets (Y)
etc etc
 
S

Stiffy

Guest
I think the key to success for this sort of thing is to make your list, then pinpoint the ones that really need work on so that you can trim it down to top 5 max. You can't force a new habit when there are too many components involved you got to keep it simple. For example my list looks like this.

1. Macro/Calorie Targets met? (Y/N)
2. Sleep 8 Hrs Nightly? (Y/N)
3. Stretch and Mobility Work Done? (Y/N)
4. Meditation & Mindfulness Practice (Y/N)
5. Porn only on weekends? (Y/N)

I could easily add other things to the list but since I regularly hit those targets, it means they are no longer a priority as it's already a habit. Things like

6. Train 4/Week? (Y)
7. No Alcohol during the week (Y)
8. Limit PWO stims to sub-recreational levels? (Y)
9. No Jerking in Gym toilets (Y)
etc etc

yep one habit at a time, but its more about pushing yourself to clean up your life. I'm pretty sure most in here are close to achieving the majority of these but just aren't doing all of them.

I was all aboard until #7.
How is abstaining from sex (or choking the chicken) healthy?

theres recent research that sex more than twice per week or less than once per week compromises the immune system.
 

El Testicle

Goat that feeling
It's a wonder I'm not dead already then! :D

.. Good effort lads.

I know I need to work on a few of these myself... One for mine would probably to eat more (any) vegetables instead of relying on bread to hit my carb macros haha.

Oh, and actually tracking my macros for more than 1 day per week when I can be naffed.
 

Jungnaut

YOLO Kunce
Also, how you respond to one of those off weeks when your spreadsheet is full of red marks instead of green makes a big difference :)

P.s wtf you guys using the same avatar is confuzzlement to the max man, makes it look like one person talking to himself lol.
 

CaT_SPeW

extra crispy
at first mine just covered calories, weight, waist and alcohol then i just started adding little extra things. eventually you dont even notice your doing some of them
 

steveP

New member
(1) 4 litres plus of water per day.
(2) Good eating with a 50/30/20 split. No junk food except maybe Subway.
(3) Exercise DAILY whether Lifting, Cardio or Stretching/mobility sessions.
(4) 8 hours sleep per night.
(5) No stims (might allow myself a few coffees in the morning pre workout).
(6) No Alcohol or other "substances".
(7) Sex twice a week max. No choking the chicken or flicking the bean (for the gals).

Pretty much exactly what I started 2 weeks ago.
 
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