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Free Download! Fitness & Food Journal

As part of my preparation for DDP Yoga, I sat down and made myself a little Fitness & Food Journal for my Midori Traveler’s Notebook.

Members of TeamDDPYoga recommend that you not only take 6 Before Pictures in prep, but also get ready and get yourself a heart rate monitor, take your measurements and start watching the food you eat. Many end up with some sort of tracker in a journal, others use whiteboards in their homes.

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Weekly Goals Vol. 20

Right then. Super-squeaky-bum time has started. I have to finish course MA500 by July 31, and I’m hoping to complete most of CCC505 by then as well.

Plus, my supplement courses. But I’m away next weekend (not this coming one), so I really need to cram. But my birthday is now behind me, the flat is clean, and I won’t be baking any time soon, so there’s hope. I stocked up on coffee and juice, I’ve got loads of cookies and teacakes left over – I can do this. Hopefully without distractions.

Here’s my weekly to-do list, as part of ROW80:

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ROW80 Round 3: List of Goals

Is it already time for the third Round of Words in 80 Days of 2015? Where did the previous two rounds go??

A new round also means a new set of goals to achieve. I actually did really well in the last round, and I already know I’ll be busy with grad school. I won’t get to do much writing, but I hope to get quite a bit of other stuff done.

For those just joining this blog and those unfamiliar with ROW80, the rules are very simple. You need to have a blog. There are weekly check-ins via the Linky on the ROW80 Website you’ll need to link an update to on Wednesdays and Sundays. You get to set your own rules – they just have to be measurable. Instead of saying “I want to read more books” you should say “I want to read [x amount] books” or “Write 2 chapters per weeks” etc.

There are no prizes, but there is a great community that checks in on the progress you’ve made, and encourages you to keep going.

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ROW80 – Welcome to Round 2

I completely missed the Monday start of ROW80’s second round of 2015.

So I’d like to start today and jump right in at the Mid-Week Update.

If you don’t know what ROW80 is, let me explain. It stands for “A Round of Words in 80 Days.” It’s 80 consecutive days of writing and other creative things. You can set your own goals that you hope to achieve. The only requirement is that the goals are measurable.

What does that mean? Well, the goal to “read more” in the 80 days is a bit hazy. That can’t be measured accurately. But a goal like “read 3 books” can be measured. The same goes for anything writing related – like “Write at least 50k words” or “Complete Camp NaNoWriMo with at least 25k words” or “Edit one chapter of my manuscript per week.”

Once you’ve set goals, you publish them on your blog. This is essential. Every Wednesday and Sunday, there will be updates in which you review your progress, how it’s going and whatever else you’d like to share. Note that you can always amend your goals if you find it’s all a bit much or not enough. So that we ROWers can find one another, we post links to our blogs to the Linky Tool.

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To Do List – Week of March 23

I’m not gonna lie. It’s not gonna be pretty. There’s so much to do this week and I don’t know where to start.

  • Submit CCC502 Assignment #5
  • Start planning MA501 Final Paper
  • Write & Submit Sherlock Holmes Story by 26/03
  • Attend Granddad’s 90th birthday lunch
  • Attend Granddad’s 90th birthday party
  • Complete Theatre & Globalisation module #6
  • Complete Global Health & Humanitarianism module #5
  • Complete Modern Middle East module #3
  • Complete Australian Literature module #3 & #4
  • Complete Dutch module #3
  • Complete Interviews module #3
  • Complete International Development module #5
  • Complete Modern Business & Organisations module #3 & #4
  • Complete Community Journalism module #2
  • Plan English lesson
  • Teach English extra tuition

Plus, you know, update the blog (the scheduling isn’t really working out for me right now… ), write a few things I’d really love to write but don’t have time for, and you know, maybe grab a drink with friends.

But there’s no decent pub in this godforsaken place and I’m sick of having to go to the same bistro over and over. I want a beer, dammit. This week is already off to a spectacularly bad start and I’m not seeing it getting that much better. Maybe I should take up yoga and meditation so everything going on around me doesn’t affect me the way it does. For now, I just need to concentrate to get through the assignments and do as much as I can today.

 

My Weekly To Do List – March 2

It’s the start of another week, and that means I’ve got a new To Do List.

This week’s list is mainly study goals. I’d love to add “write a story a day” to the list, but I know I won’t have time and as much as I’d like to write creatively, education comes first. That doesn’t mean I won’t attempt to write, though.

So here’s what I need to get done by Sunday night:

  • Write & Submit CCC502 Assignment #4 by 04/03
  • Write & Submit MA501 Assignment #4 by 07/03
  • Complete Filmmaking Modules #3 & #4
  • Complete Global Health & Humanitarianism Module #2
  • Complete Theatre & Globalisation Module #3
  • Complete Cultural Studies & Modern Languages Module #3
  • Complete International Development Module #2
  • Complete Australian Literature Module #1
  • Complete Dutch Module #1
  • Complete Modern Business & Organisations Module #1
  • Update ROW80 Wednesday
  • Update Weekend Coffee Share on Saturday
  • Update ROW80 Sunday
  • Schedule next week’s blog posts
  • Finish reading The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss

I never did get Filmmaking Module #3 completed yesterday. I got completely side-tracked after lunch. But it doesn’t matter, as FutureLearn is not as strict with deadlines and I started 2 weeks late anyway. I’m just trying to catch up while staying current with everything else.

Unlike last week, I’m only giving specific deadlines where they apply. The university assignments have specific deadlines, as do the weekly blog posts. Everything else is fair game, as long as it gets done by Sunday.

Bring it on!