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  2. CM enters muddy waters

    That orzo sounds delish! Think I'll be ripping that one off the website!
  3. Gemma gets curiouser

    Those are all super valid reasons to not do the hangs very often! Is there maybe a solution where you keep all the tools you need behind one of the BR doors, but still there's less walking to set it all up?
  4. Task Master RedStone

    Thank you so much for the compliment!! That's so kind!! One of my favorite things about this process is finding a joyful moment where I really... I dunno... enjoy myself LOL (That sounds questionable, but you know what I mean ) And after a period of being a bit hard on myself, it's nice to take ownership of the "good light" and have a little fun in the process I feel like this is so common! I never really did either, It's a shame really, how much I shied away from the camera for so many years of my life, let alone using it purposefully to record my shape! But when I did finally start, it helped me see changes I couldn't see in the mirror, and over the years show me where I've been and all the things I've done and experienced. I feel like there were so many years where I was stuck thinking about some outcome, a moment in the future when I would have fulfilled my goals... instead of a series of right now, right now, right now, wait for it.... right now I'm glad I have more of those right nows, now This is a pretty solid show for anyone that hasn't seen it yet lol YASSSSS I CHALLENGE YOU!!!!!!! I should really thank you here. You've given me so much encouragement and I'm so grateful for that! ITHANK YOU! You know you have it good when the people around you want to help build you up. In your face other internet forums and mean commenting!!! We know how to do it here
  5. Fear of success?

    Over the last 2-3 years I have been really working hard towards a challenging professional goal. Now I’m getting near it, but somehow I seem to have lost the drive. I’m not working less hard, less animated by it, tired of my bad lifestyle (getting sick and fat, not sleeping enough) and realized that if I do get the promotion things will not get better. So I have been looking elsewhere but some people have pointed out that it could a psychological defense, eg me convincing myself that I don’t want it anymore in case I don’t get it. any advice olhos I can tell if it’s really thst I changed my mind, or is just sub concilia protection? tks in advance
  6. Today was no good. Forgot my lunch, had Sonic Nachos for dinner. A lot of nachos. Yummy nachos. No moves. Tennis shoes weren’t dry from being washed the day before. Tomorrow’s a new day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Task Master RedStone

    Shiiiiit I feel like I got sneak attacked with a selfie challenge. Also, so excited for all the things you've got going on!!!!
  8. Heidi: Believe

    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. Grumble Officially Puts His Petals to the Metal

    Wow, I check out for a day and all the cool stuff happens! I like the sounds of this local crossfit box challenge thing (minus the crossfit part of it ).
  10. Discipline!: Tanktimus Takes a Gif from a Movie

    Indeed. And that's completely unrelated to ferret therapy, which is apparently also a thing.
  11. Here for the wild ambition! And that is a gorgeous spot in Montenegro!
  12. iatetheyeti: growl and go i

    Yay! Trail run with a bunch of random ingredients in a backpack. (oh, you might have meant "trial" but that sounds a lot less fun). Just kidding. Really like your thoughtful and integrated set of goals.
  13. Evicious: WWMGD?

    You really are keeping on!
  14. DJTrippyT: The Return

    Bob Ross always makes me think of "happy little trees" (I feel like he was always adding them). So glad you're back!
  15. I'm back to lifting the world! I had to go down in weight since my last run since it's been awhile. Dyego Lifts The World Warm-Up: 5 minutes of jumping jacks Cool-Down: 5 minutes of Yoga Weight Routine: Benchpress Weight Amount: 75 lbs Sets x Reps: 2x15=30 Amount Lifted: 2250 lbs Object Lifted: Bull Cow I lifted a cow today!
  16. Xena is a hot mess!

    Miserable yoga is definitely here! (ignore the picture) Join any time....people are starting to sign up for their first poses, but no one has posted one yet. I'm planning to do my first one this weekend. I thought it would be preachy too, but I liked it a lot better than i thought I would. Yeah...I decided to sit on the floor a bit in the morning (15-20 min, mostly while having breakfast and drinking coffee) and after work (I aim for at least 30 min). I've been doing it for 4-5 weeks now. I shift positions whenever I want, and use a cushion or yoga block when that seems like it would be more comfortable. I think it's helping to open my hips a little. And maybe helping to stretch my upper back a little. I'm not 100% sure though. I guess one thing I learned from it is that I thought I liked sitting on the floor and was 100% comfortable doing so. In truth, I like slouching up against something while sitting on the floor. That's not at all the same thing. So the sitting I describe above does not include leaning against the couch or anything else. I let myself do that after I finish the 30 min. I've also noticed it's easier to sit on the floor if I can rest my arms on something (like putting my forearms on the coffee table) or if I can put my hands on the floor by my hips to prop myself up. I think my spine is really not used to being upright!! Oh yes!!! Miserable business attire-yoga fusion is perfect!! Today: 5 mile tempo-ish run. Managed about 20 seconds faster than the same run last week. Mostly because I didn't break down and need a walking break around 3.5 miles. It was drizzling when I started so I'm glad I dragged myself out there.
  17. The Silver Archer: Solo Mission

    what a thrilling time! following!!
  18. Day 30 Workout A today. Felt good but took a long time probably because I take awhile to work up to my working sets on my major lifts (ie hip thrust 5x5 is actualy like 1x15, 2x10, 5x5). Wound up running around today while my daughter was over at my in-law though I did a lot of meal prep (slow cooker bbq chicken, coconut-lime quinoa, sweet potatoes, tofu marinated in the fridge, and zucchini muffins). Spent some time hanging with my husband's brother who is back from university. He's such an open, kind person. Talking to him make me feel a wisp of nostalgia. I'm 32 now. I'm a woman, decidedly no longer a girl (cue Spears). I want to learn to finally *really* love myself. What would that look like? What a journey being a person is. There's always more inner landscape to explore and chart. Astronaut of the soul. A: Band Hip Thrust 5 x 5 (185 lbs w/ three second pause at top; up in weight 10 lbs this week) Bent over row 3 x 10 @ 60 lbs (using dumbbells; up in weight 10 pounds this week) supersetted w/ lateral raise 3x10 w 12.5 lbs Deficit Curtsy Lunge 3 x 10 (used an aerobic step to get the extra depth @ 40 lbs, 10 reps per leg) Sitting row 3 x 10 @ 60 lbs dumbbell romanian deadlifts 3 x 10 (37.5 lbs each hand; up in weight 5 pounds this week) supersetted w/ band work Hip Abduction 3 x 10 (125 lbs- sitting at the edge of the seat to get more outer glute activation; up in weight 15 lbs) Looking forward to some halo ice cream (peanut butter! new flavor!) and westworld. xxoo
  19. Xena is a hot mess!

    I can't get on the floor either. My dog loves me too much.
  20. Heidi: Receive

    New challenge thread is up.
  21. Heidi: Believe

    The last challenge was about watching the wheels come off, as I knew they would. So this challenge is about walking the new path, finding peace in the solitude and listening for the inspiration in the quiet. It is the darkness that makes the light shine so brightly. I have much on my plate for school this challenge. I just met with my new writing workshop adviser, and after exchanging several heartfelt emails, I decided to look up what she has written. It turns out she's on my Read Real Soon list. I have bumped the book ahead of a few others in the stack. Overall, I'm tickled to be working with Dombek, and I was before I looked her up. To know that she shares my love of Madeleine L'Engle and Ursula K. LeGuin just makes it all that much better. I can't wait to read more about how our cultural phenomenon of calling everyone selfish is more about our own perspectives than an epidemic of personality disorder. I'm taking some big leaps spiritually as well, offering to volunteer, putting together programs for volunteer efforts and the like. I keep applying for jobs, of course, but this has been going on forever and is demoralizing. I'm looking forward to being of use in one way or another. Think good thoughts for me. My first library classes begin on June 7, and the first manuscript to Kristin is due June 24, just before the challenge ends. I have some reading to do before then and some response papers to write. I also have the TMWW to attend, possibly. I'm waiting on word about the scholarship. On the family front, the lack of communication and the active exclusion is getting very old and wearing me out emotionally. I would love to have better solution for this but I don't yet. Yet. Keep watching this space. In the meantime, Vivian and I love love love going to the river. I have new water shoes for both of us on the way. Sunscreen is my next purchase, and we are looking forward to the holiday weekend coming up. On the schedule is a play, a trip to our favorite toy store, a couple Serious Surprises, gardening, river wallowing, and board games, as well as cooking (she has specifically requested that we make cole slaw together, and was flout out amazed that I knew how to make it. Ah, the joys of maturity.) I have joined Heroes Rise for the month, mostly to see what it's about but also because my motivation could use some back-to-basics inspiration. I'm Heidi there, too, so look me up if you're around. Good grief, but the challenges are slipping by me quickly this calendar year. Anyway, the elements of this round are a focus on believing in myself and in the universe, letting myself walk in the knowledge that the universe loves me and wants me to be happy and that all will be right with the world. It's harder than it sounds. Dates & Details May 20-26 - introduction to new instructor May 20-26 put together program details, scout a place for the programs, follow up with non-profits May 29 Interview June 2 Yoga on the Mountain June 7 Library School begins - gather syllabi and plan time around assignments Monday - Women's Meeting Tuesday - Yoga @ Park Wednesday - Yoga @ Mansion Thursday - Katrina Thursday - Violin with Vivian Friday Yoga @ Park Sunday Friends Meeting May 27 Charlotte's Web - Roanoke Children's Theatre May 29 Yoga @ Park
  22. C25K and treadmill

    First thing I'll say is, don't run, do a slow jog. This is important mentally because it transitions you from a walk to almost a run. Take it nice and slow at the start. If you think you can go slower, you should go slower. Once you complete the program, you'll feel more comfortable increasing the speed. As for the treadmill thing, if that's what is going to get you started running, then do it. I myself first did C25k on a treadmill. For the first few weeks, I alternated treadmill running with running outside. I found myself a little soccer oval that was always empty, so I ran there quite a few times. Eventually I found running outside to be way more fun than a treadmill so I stopped treadmill running entirely. The important thing is to just start. Do that first run, then work everything else from there.
  23. Thanks for leading this @Raxie!!
  24. [Sloth] Total Control Racing!

    This is funny and provokes a kind of pathos in me... Here this will make you smile:
  25. [Sloth] Total Control Racing!

    uhhhh... Was just thinkin' we needed to rustle up a search party That's pretty sad. Sixth graders probably need more art in their lives. But maybe the art can't survive more sixth graders.
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