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    Taking a cross-road towards a new mission

    Hello Bees,

    I am opening this topic to chat, learn and get insights from others. It is about taking a cross-road towards a new mission. I hope to get some advise and inspiration from other Darebees to help me to set new goals.

    * Some perspective:

    Almost 12 months ago it was my mission to loose excessive bodyweight. One more month and less than 1KG to go I have almost reached my perfect scale. In the first few months I did a strict keto diet. I now follow a low-gi intermittent fasting (12:00-20:00) eating pattern. I re-learned to eat healthier and found the balance to keep doing it as a long-term lifestyle.

    I have discovered Darebee last September (just Rookie off) besides weight loss I am in a way better condition now. I have no doubt Darebee programs work they gave me support to get back in shape and get consistent with sport activities. For sure I will continue, you did not get rid of me yet

    For more insights see the first page of my logbook

    * The next 12 months, filling the blanks:

    But what is next starting 1 March 2020 ..... I am thinking about a new 12 month mission but have no clue on how to set new goals.

    What questions do I need to ask myself? how to fill in the blanks?

    * What motivates me establishing new goals:

    I get motivated by long-term challenges and somewhat "high" goals. It sounds somewhat masochistic even failure can motivate me. A bit struggle here and there as fuel to take action.

    For next month (Februari) I will do bodytone and streamline training and continue my current food regime to finish my first 12 month streak.

    Based on feedback and new insights maybe a vetran or somebody with fresh ideas have thought about this before.... I try to establish new goals. Perhaps in the direction of building muscles mass, where loosing weight is not the main driver or unproductive. I have to re-evaluate my current food intake. Future macros/kcals vs new training regime, and can use help with that. New goals for efficient training and future proof results.

    Thanks for everything Darebee Founders and Community has meant for me so far, Photon

    #2
    Hi photon
    Congratulations to your fantastic job!
    I also remember your daily dare clips 👍
    intermittent fasting (12:00-20:00)
    That's what I practice too for more than a year plus having an additional fasting day on monday...
    Sometimes you got to be hard to yourself!

    Gonna follow your journey...

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      #3
      The questions I would ask myself would be:
      1. what did I enjoy the most? Then do more of that.
      2. what did I enjoy the least? Why? And then do more of that too, because often we don't like something because we can't do it, it's too hard.
      3. what haven't I done that looks like fun?

      Congratulations on your weight loss and fitness.

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        #4
        I am not quite at my target weight, though maybe about 10 pounds away (I will see when I get there).

        For me fitness is holistic, and so my goals have changed somewhat (these are incidentally also my resolutions for this year). I am trying to finish some of the books that I have started and never finished in my life. I am looking for avenues to try out new sports or types of exercise. I am trying to volunteer in active ways. And I am trying to motivate others in my family to live healthier lives. Also in 2017 I completed my New Year's Resolution to visit a new provincial or national park every month, and as of this coming Monday I should be good for at least the first two months for this year, so I might try this again.

        Essentially, weight loss became fitness which became living my whole life better which became wanting to help others. Your mission doesn't have to be strictly number based.

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          #5
          Thank you for all your replies, good input.

          Joe76 yeah DD's are fun and I liked to do them but taking videos was time-consuming. What was the reason you went for Intermittent Fasting?

          It helped me a lot to loose the last kg's, beat a plateau I was on. For the long-term it seems sustainable and benficial.

          TopNotch these are some good questions I am going to think about. Fun combined with a call to tackle weakness and intresting new activities.

          CaptainCanuck while loosing weight I did not stricktly measure kcals only did a monthly weigh in and measure up. By the numbers I made it but was statisfied anyhow. I see your point that setting a specific target is not needed. If I think about it is easy to measure but does affect your overall well being. My brother and mom are both runners and driven by faster and better results. I am more the guy that does his best but is statisfied when having a good preparation the months before an event. The journey and fitness as a whole for a better life and wellbeing has enhough angles to keep me motivated and busy.

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            #6
            Your log is impressive; you're an inspiration. Keep what you're doing up.

            I agree with TopNotch and CaptainCanuck do what you like and motivates you. Enjoy what you're doing without putting too much pressure and stress.

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              #7
              For this year I have decided to combine physical training with internal training, so physical exercises but also meditation, yoga, qi gong etc seems to me a good way to widen the circle of well-being

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                #8
                Thank you Musical gym Fremen I did Qi-Gong for 2 weeks (Shelton Qi-Gong introduction on YouTube) did not finish the 30 day introduction. As morning routine it was a bit too slow for me. In the morning I do Yoga now for me that is a good warm-up and relax routine. I did not grasp all Qi-Gong concepts and doing it for such a shorttime did not bring me the benefits just yet.

                I see it a bit as active meditation, as cool down or wind-down excercise it can be perfect. For well-being I am going to explore some philosopical concepts and schools. Probally also some eastern / chinese. If well-being can be embeded in a mental framework from where you can make wise decisions. In such away that it can bring joy and direction for a life as sportfreak that would be awesome.

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                  #9
                  What was the reason you went for Intermittent Fasting?

                  It helped me a lot to loose the last kg's, beat a plateau I was on. For the long-term it seems sustainable and benficial.

                  Exactly! Though I did some sports and tried to eat less/ healthier in 2018 there was no progress in losing weight. By intermittent fasting there soon was success.
                  The fasting-day on monday is for compensating weekend-delights...
                  The time 12:00 to 20:00 fits to me as I have never been a fan of breakfast but gives the option having a common supper in the evening. I will go on... but have to struggle with ravenous hunger attacks!

                  Do you have the same ecperiences (attacks)???

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Joe76 View Post


                    Exactly! Though I did some sports and tried to eat less/ healthier in 2018 there was no progress in losing weight. By intermittent fasting there soon was success.
                    The fasting-day on monday is for compensating weekend-delights...
                    The time 12:00 to 20:00 fits to me as I have never been a fan of breakfast but gives the option having a common supper in the evening. I will go on... but have to struggle with ravenous hunger attacks!

                    Do you have the same ecperiences (attacks)???
                    No attacks but sometimes I have a bit more appetite. Especially after a 1h swim session, I think it has todo with te temperature of the water, takes more energy. Sometimes I take a yoghurt or cottage cheese with nuts, seeds, fruit around 12:00 do some exercises and have lunch 2h later and than normal dinner. If I feel I need to eat something after diner I only take a warm milk or pure cacao (no added sugar) chocolate milk. Overall I am doing fine IM gets harder after drinking alcohol or when you break healthy nutrition habbits.

                    Joe76 Hunger is not a good sign have a look on what you eat as a total during the day. Your eating window may be smaller but eat enhough. Adding more fibers or slow digesting food might help. I can go for a long time on a whey shake (proteine) don't see that as food more as a supplement. A year back I sometime took that as breakfast before a training session, proper food is better in my eyes.

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