I like the motivation and going back to the basics can be very rewarding.
Hands aren't my favorite thing to draw so kudos to you for doing a great job on yours. But don't forget to add some width to them, if you make the hand to skinny it's hard to attach all the fingers to them.
I also like you animal drawings, they have a lot of life in them (horse close-up and cougar eye) which can sometimes be hard to pull off.
Art is one of those things you got to sit down and just do it (like Nike), but don't feel bad, we all procrastinate, even when we're dong art related things (like watching a tutorial or posting in other people's sketchbooks )
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."