Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by 2525, Aug 28, 2017.

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  1. JohnJGill720

    JohnJGill720 Fapstronaut

    Five days down, two to go.

    Day five experience saw my thoughts drift towards the old habit. Ended up going for a three hour long walk to get out of the house and away from the computer. Thoughts while walking were mostly about the old habit and things I want to try on future challenges. During this seven day challenge, I have taken up meditation for fifteen minutes every morning. Next challenge I may start reading a book a week or maybe go to the gym.
  2. IsolateOne

    IsolateOne Fapstronaut

    Checking in with day 0/7 of this challenge. This challenge will help to bring my overall streak to 2 weeks.
  3. staticboy

    staticboy Fapstronaut

    Well done! Imagine how gutted you’d feel if you’d stayed at home in front of the laptop for 3 hours!

    Meditation is good. I’ve been doing it almost everyday for a year (only been NoFap’ing for a week) and it’s been good at calming the mind. I started using the Headspace app, but after a little break I tried again with the Calm app which seems to suit me much better, and I think for the price offers much more.

    And definitely go hit the gym! I go 6 days a week and it’s an awesome way to let out some masculine aggression, which leaves you feeling so much calmer afterwards. 30 minutes of “killing” the punch bag and my mind is calm and clear. Pent up frustration is released. And you’ll be too knackered for any PMO :D
  4. be Dane

    be Dane Fapstronaut

    Day 7 complete...
    It's been Both blessing and a struggle. It's so hard to enjoy things like reading, work and social life with a desensitized brain.
    Moving on to next challange!!
  5. Zrefys

    Zrefys Fapstronaut


    Yo! I see you are doing good with nofap, I have a question to ask,
    Can I start to do some heavy sports or go to the gym several hours right after relapse??
    I feel like I have no energy right now but if I go to the gym probably it can increase my mood significantly
    What's your opinion if I may ask?
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  6. jjjlll

    jjjlll Fapstronaut

    Day 3:
    Keep going!
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  7. staticboy

    staticboy Fapstronaut

    Without knowing your current level of fitness it’s hard to say. If you’re a bit out of shape then hitting the gym hard for a couple hours for a day or two might initially feel great but you won’t be able to keep it up and then you’ll feel down about it (and probably quite sore!)

    I’d start with 30-45 minutes 2-3 times a week, and build it up slowly. Most importantly learn to do the exercises properly. Poor form will lead to an injury and then you’ll hate it forever! Most gyms have introductory lessons and/or a PT to help you. And don’t worry about not being “macho” enough by not lifting big heavy weights. Good form always beats heavy weights. There’ll always be other guys (and sometimes girls!) lifting more than you. They all started at the bottom too. It’s only about improving yourself and it takes times. Even after 6 years at the gym there are loads of guys lifting more than me and I sometimes feel a bit feeble, but instead of fretting about it I just go and chat with them, ask them how long they’ve been working out, what they’re goals are? Turns out socialising is good for you too!

    If the gym isn’t your thing then there’s loads of sports and activities to try. I’m also a very keen runner and usually bang out 6-10 miles a day. Sometimes fast on my own, or leisurely with my wife, or socially with my running club friends. Each offers different benefits: alone time to reflect and recharge, time to reconnect with my wife, or catch up with friends socially.

    The other thing I’ve done recently was become a Committee Member for my running club. I can be a bit useless socially so this really took me out of my comfort zone and forced me meet and work with new people: men and women. It’s all good stuff. Getting out and about. Being with people. Connecting. Realising there are better and more meaningful things to do than hide away fapping. It’s challenging and uncomfortable but extremely rewarding.

    Sorry, long post and I went off on a bit of a tangent. Just suddenly had a lot to say!

    NICEDUDE Fapstronaut

    Day 5/7 presently on day 6
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  9. john wheel

    john wheel Fapstronaut

  10. anewversion

    anewversion Fapstronaut

    Start again. Cant even make it passed two days presently.
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  11. My Best self

    My Best self Fapstronaut

  12. Phoenix1

    Phoenix1 Fapstronaut

  13. GreenSwampGuy

    GreenSwampGuy Fapstronaut

  14. JohnJGill720

    JohnJGill720 Fapstronaut

    Congrats on reaching your seven day goal!! Good luck on your future challenge!
  15. JohnJGill720

    JohnJGill720 Fapstronaut

    Six days down, one to go.

    The only possible chance for relapse on day six happened when I came home from work and sat down in front of the computer. I hit the net with no purpose in mind and found myself opening a new tab. First thought that came to mind was to type in the address of one of my old vice sites. Instead of doing that, I closed my laptop and picked up a book to start reading. My plan for the next challenge is to take up the habit of reading a once a week anyway so why not start my reading habit on a Monday.
  16. VictoryorDeath

    VictoryorDeath Fapstronaut

    2/7! Day 3 here we come, I'm feeling good! I've got the next two days off work so I really have to try and fill them with productive stuff because I always have the toughest time on my off days. Any tips for me?
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