Bat Fit Challenge 2015

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Bat Fit logo by Franny Z.

Happy New Year’s Day!  It’s finally 2015 and I am ready to start the new year.  The last six months of 2014 have been rough and for the past 2 years, I’ve been feeling broken down and mentally exhausted.  I’m ready to change things up and start really taking care of myself.  So, I decided to participate in the Bat Fit Challenge, started by Franny over at her blog, The Curious Professor Z.  This is the first year I’m participating and the theme is: Nourishment.

Here are 4 things that I want to work on this year.  I’m only focusing on 4 because of my fear of failure.  I’m a person that if I have too many goals, I achieve nothing.  So, I’m choosing 4 things to be my top priority:

1. Drink more water. A critical ingredient for nourishment, I have this horrible habit of drinking anything but water: soda (the worst), tea, coffee, wine, juice, etc.  Everything but just water.  This is not good and it’s something I want need to change.  My goal will be to drink no less than 64 oz. (about 1.9 liters) of water, everyday.  I have no intentions of cutting out tea, coffee, wine or juice (I will eventually cut back on soda), but these shouldn’t replace water.  If I’m getting enough plain water, I can still drink whatever I want (within reason, of course).

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Animals drink nothing but water (usually). Why is this so hard for me to do?

 

2. Get more sleep.  Another critical ingredient for nourishment is adequate rest.  I have not been sleeping well and it’s been showing on my face – especially under my eyes.  Not only that, but I really do feel better when I’ve had enough sleep (usually on my days off).  My goal is to get to bed by midnight. As a night owl, this is early for me, but I don’t have much choice since I work during the day.  I used to keep a dream journal many moons ago and I would like to start one up again.  But in order to remember my dreams, I need to get at least 7 hours of sleep.

3. Strengthen my core. There’s a reason why your torso (core) is so important.  Movements are based on one’s core, which means this will be crucial in improving my dance technique.  Having a strong core will also help to achieve the beautiful, fluid arm movements that I’m working towards.  My goal for this one is to dance at least 3 times a week, consistently (which will include my dance class on Saturdays), along with doing core-building exercises (sit-ups, the plank, etc.).

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I don’t mind my fat, but I would also love to show some muscles. I know they’re in there somewhere!

 

4. Improve my blog.  I included this because there’s a lot of room for improvement on my blog.  One thing that I’ve started doing is posting on a more consistent schedule.  My goal is to post roughly 3 to 4 times a week.  Before, I would post every other day, then sometimes a week later, then sometimes 2 weeks later.  Then life got depressing and I left a 3-month gap in between posts.  Not good.  But this will be the easiest out of the 4 things to implement, since I’ve already started doing this.  I’ve even added a new category: Health & Fitness.

Thank you and many hugs to Franny (aka “Professor Z”) for starting the Bat Fit Challenge.  These were goals I already had in mind, but it’s a lot more fun doing this as a community.  Here’s to being healthy, whether you’re a goth or not.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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2 thoughts on “Bat Fit Challenge 2015”

  1. Aw, thanks for the shout out! And good luck with your goals. As for the water thing, might I suggest flavored seltzer to transition to straight water, or leave a jug of water with cut up cucumber slices and/or mint. It’s really yummy, especially after a workout.

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