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  2. Grumble

    Grumble Cleans up and Clears out.

    *yawns* *Stretches* *Breathes out of BOTH nostrils* Hey now. That's a thing. grimbles party is over and complete. I survived it. I'm FINALLY feeling healthy. Did my fullbody KB workout friday and still could barely breathe. Let's kick things back into gear. Because I'm a stubborn SOB and have an inability to leave well enough alone. SO. How bout dem scores? Because I have no clue where I am. Let's see where I stand. My last update: Cleaning: 2 Running: 1 Alcohol: 7 Meditation: 7 Added Sugar: 1.5 Intermittent fasting: 2 Twice daily posts: 0 Cleaning: Not much has happened, managed to get all the party stuff cleaned up and haven't made any more messes. ±0 Running: Didn't run last week, we won't get into it again, but I got at least one workout in. ±0 Alcohol: Fell off the wagon a little bit on this one. Had an extra beer thurs night, and two beers sunday. We went to a brewery pub for my buddy's bday and I wasn't going to be miserable about it. -1 Meditation: Didn't meditate every day, but I got some days in. Not counting sick days or grimbles bday party, I did something every other day, so I'm going to pat myself on the back. +1 Added sugar: had a piece of cake. It was delicious. It was also against the rules. Don't care. -.5 Intermittent Fasting: Some of it was intentional, some of it was accidental. Also did not IF today, but I feel like I'm finally disassociating sweet coffee from coffeeshop. Which is the overarching goal of this piece of the challenge. +1 Twice Daily Posting: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. -1 New score: Cleaning: 2 Running: 1 Alcohol: 6 Meditation: 7 Added Sugar: 1 Intermittent fasting: 3 Twice daily posts: -1 This is ok thought, I don't need perfection every day. But every day get's a little bit better. @farflight doesn't really get the ugly animal gifs, so I'm going to help him step up his game and go with uncomfortable animal gifs.
  3. Jean

    Little Turtle's Mental Health Challenge

    What does your water consumption look like? I've found that I am drinking a lot less coffee (black espresso shots) now that I always have a bottle of water right next to my mug (yes, I've gone up to 5 shots in one mug. I blame geology for that). Turns out what I'm really after when drinking coffee is just a way to take my mind out of something and feel like this is a moment devoted to myself, whatever happens. I also have a lot more moments to myself in the waters since I'm doing it but this is a different story... xD
  4. Elennare

    Elennare Starts 2019 Strong

    Because I can't figure out how to split quotes like that... (edit: except that apparently I did, but didn't realize that until after I hit "post." So, excuse the wonky formatting) [1] Thanks. It's mostly better. I suspect, and am hoping, that the only issue is it's working on adjusting to us eating better. [2] I guess it's technically a dumbbell? But, like, barbell sized. No plates to mess with, but it sits lower to the ground and you can't adjust the weight. So, they've got pluses and minuses. I prefer a "real" barbell, but they're definitely better than nothing. Though, they also have the downside of not being able to make them lighter to put back away! [3] No luck on pans yet, because I haven't had a chance to make it to another store that sells them. We do still have...I guess it's a saute pan? that we can use for making fried things if need be. But I need to do something about the pan situation soon. Honestly, I'm considering throwing out pretty much all our pans and getting new ones. We've had them for about 10 years now, which I think is probably pushing the lifespan of non-stick pans. Week 2 Day 7 Eat: -breakfasts 4/8 -lunches 7/20 -dinners 4/8 Exercise: 12/28  Sleep: 8/28 Breakfast wasn't spectacular, but it wasn't terrible, and good enough that I'm counting it. The electrician showed up pretty much right as we were finishing breakfast, so that was good timing. Also, it took all of 5 minutes for him to find and fix the issue. The GFCI outlet in the downstairs bathroom had tripped. You know, the outlet we had never plugged anything into and is on the opposite side of the house from where the problem was. But, apparently they are super sensitive and can occasionally trip from too much humidity in the air! It was most definitely humid. No idea why that outlet is tied to the circuit it is, though. Seems weird and nonsensical, but at least we know now! I didn't do any exercise, but I did hit my step goal. Lots of walking in place to get there, but I did it. Though, given how bad the DOMS were, I kind of feel like doing anything at all should have counted as exercise. It didn't start too bad, but got significantly worse as the day went on. I can't walk right this morning (and that is after getting a massage from Husband AND soaking in an epsom salt bath last night!), so I have a feeling scrimmage is going to be interesting for more than just the expected "wait, how do I play this game?" reason. We stayed up a bit to watch the eclipse. It was cloudy, so not the best viewing, but we did get a few breaks in the clouds and were able to see the moon in it's red state. So that was cool. Since the boys don't have school today, I was able to sleep in a bit this morning and hit my sleep goal! So, week 2 actually went pretty well, all things considered.
  5. Kestrel Grey

    Maigs Gives Up

    Success is kind of scary when it starts happening. You'll get used to it. Maybe just enjoy being on top of things for a while before adding more lifting days.
  6. Jonesy

    It's probably psychological - Jonesy 2019.1

    Still no soda but I am having food dreams. I thought I did have some and kind of freaked out. I gave 2 bags of donations to my sister and still have to drop off some at a donation center.
  7. jay-doubleyou

    Jay's Enchanted Log of Keeping

    This week I am going to work on: Mindset Quests 1-7 Keeping a food log Leveling up from NF diet level 3 to NF diet level 4 Restarting exercising at Bodyweight level 3 3x per week yoga 2x per week
  8. Kestrel Grey

    Comfy and Cozy Kestrel

    Week Two Summary 1. Run Comfortably - 3/3 Two forty minute runs and one forty-five minute run. I'm feeling pretty optimistic right now that things will go smoothly. Now to start transferring these runs outdoors. 2. Train Easy - 2/2 Technically I did three strength sessions this week if I count the low-impact bootcamp class. I rounded out the week with a lifting session on Sunday. It was cut short so I could have pancakes with the hubby before going to work so only squats, deadlifts and assisted pull-ups were done. Physio continues to be done a little each day. 3. Sleep Cozy - 5/7 I missed the one when I worked evenings in another town, but otherwise I (mostly) complied. There has been occasional peeking at my phone before bed. Habit Repair Mini-Challenge Not going well because I keep forgetting about it. I may give up on this one for now and swap in eating whole fruits and whole veggies every day for week three.
  9. Sloth the Enduring

    Fonzico's 12 Week Challenge: Part One of Three

    That was totally a trap.
  10. TheGreyJedi-Ranger

    The Padawan Chronicles Ep. 1 - The Lost Jedi

    Oh hi everyone. I still haven't gotten my decor up on the walls - or at least not all of it. There are only like three things that will need nailing to the wall though, I'm going to see what I can reshuffle to allow for even less. And I cleaned up the guest room! It's super nice in there now. Bed is made and there's a floor. Like wtf? Next steps include buying a desk and chair. We also got two power strips, so I can get one for that room. Direly needed! Once I get a desk, I'll rearrange everything. I don't want to rearrange until I'm ready to use my desk because I need the natural light for makeup and makeup videos. I found one of Facebook marketplace for like $25 so hopefully I'll be able to get one soon. Gym has still been happening. We went twice last week, which is better than once the week before lol. The goal for me this week is 3 times. Therapy appt #2 is tomorrow, we'll see how that goes. I'm also getting groceries tomorrow. And working. It's gonna be a busy day. Still cooking a good bit. It's nice Now off to make a cup of tea to enjoy while I watch some youtube before heading to the gym.
  11. miss_marissa

    Miss Marissa: Back with a whimper

    Day 12 1/18 continued In the evening we received a lot of snow. I had plans to go dancing/drinking with gymnastics friends and I did, despite the drive being a bit wild. Nachos and drinks and then dancing at a god awful club that I hope to never go to again in my life. Day 13 1/19 Olympic lifting (kg) Snatch pull + snatch: 20x3, 25x3, 29x3 Snatch: 32x2, 34x2, 36, 36, 36, 38X, 38, 38, 40X, 40, 40X, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32 ^focus was on a smooth pull and not shrugging too early, really waiting on that final pull. I had one really good lift out of all those lol Clean and Jerk: 29x2, 38x2, 44x2, 47, 47, 47, 47, 47 Front Squat: 50, 55, 60, 65, 67 Did not brush/floss as I fell asleep on the couch and woke up at 4am when Mr. J got home from work. Day 14 1/20 Nothing relevant to note. Reading cleaning and such. I collected some addresses for mailing postcards. Some friends are affected by the shutdown and I hope to send them a postcard and some gift cards/cash to help. B&F: ☑☑☑☑☑☑☐ J&S: ☑☑☑☑☑☑☑ Food log: ☑☑☑☑☑☑☑ Postcards sent: ☐☐☐ Week 1: ☑ full marks Day 15 1/21 I don't typically attend crossfit Monday mornings, but I woke up at 5:20 feeling fairly rested, so I decided why not. warmup Clean pull + hang clean 1" from floor (kg) 29x3, 37x3, 44x2, 49, 52, 55, 55, 55 Finisher: 5-10-15-10-5 Toes 2 bar burpees I don't know what my time was I forgot to look after I was done dying. I've probed his brain for occasional workouts and they have been great/awful. Going in opposite directions or working down definitely would have sucked less than increasing reps. These are good to know
  12. Thom Stépan

    Rangers Gonna Ranger: A New Year Means A New Adventure...

    Courage Feat: Tell Bec that I cant take the kids on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of Feb. Strength Feat: Get to the gym Thursday. I have been struggling to get my second strength training day in. Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
  13. jay-doubleyou

    Jay's Enchanted Log of Keeping

    Just respawned, and I'm taking things more step by step this time, rather than jumping around from quest to quest. This is where I'm going to log all the things. Food logs, workouts, quests, weekly goals, etc.
  14. Thom Stépan

    B.R.U.T.A.L.

    Awesome bud. You will enjoy it. You might get stressed to the max over some details, but when all is said and done you will have enjoyed yourself. Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
  15. Maigs

    Maigs Gives Up

    Week 2 wrap-up Exercise - 100% I did 9Rounds three times, core work once, and lifting once. Like I said above, I would like to try to add another lifting day but I have to figure how to fit it in my schedule, preferably at a time when the free gym is usually empty Food - 100% I did really well again this week and was within my goal range every day I feel like my goals must have been set too low if I'm nailing them 100% but both are quite a bit above what I was doing before. I'm just super motivated right now. Hopefully I actually found a workout system that I will continue to love that I can really stick with long term, even when the motivation wears off
  16. Salinger

    » shaar reawakens - a prologue

    Hope work is going well!! x
  17. Terah

    The Doodlies Are At It Again

    So I made shoarma pizza, tried out a new cookie recipe and tried a new form of overnight oats with chia seeds
  18. Harriet

    JustCallMeAmber hits refresh

    Love your attitude. Going to borrow it for this week. Plus, 64 weeks of walking every day is pretty amazing! 50 points for consistency!
  19. annyshay

    elizevdmerwe - There be Dragons

    So, I've been reading SuperBetter lately and it's got a lot of good research on why games are so good for us. No idea if you can get it easily in ZA, but it's worth thinking about.
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  21. Shadri

    shadri - all you have to decide

    wow, incredible, it’s week three and I still haven’t done a workout yet~ I’m think I’m trying to introduce/enforce too many new things at once, when I’m already trying to gear up for the new semester. So maybe I’ll just focus on diet for now, and walking places whenever possible. I have been doing fairly well on fasting, and not terrible on diet. I downloaded MFP again and have been tracking. Not necessarily low carb like I intended, but I’ve been at the very least trying to adhere to my prescribed calorie count. Except for one fateful day... I was hanging out with my physics friends and had a few drinks and an utterly shameful amount of Oreos. But it was just the one time, and after eating myself sick, I’m content to stay away from the junk food for a while.
  22. annyshay

    Elastigirl : Pixie Ranger

    I'm down for longer challenges too.
  23. JustCallMeAmber

    JustCallMeAmber hits refresh

    That makes me sad, since Sunday's seem perfect for napping. Didn't know that was a thing, but off to check it out.
  24. Maigs

    Maigs Gives Up

    Sunday Exercise - rest day Food - Mostly good. Normal breakfast, leftovers for lunch and a salad for dinner. Then I ate two of Hubs lemon Oreos even though I don't like oreos.Was within calories goal but could have done without the cookies and had more real food instead Last night I had problems sleeping because my brain wouldn't turn off so I was trying to figure out how to work a second heavy lifting day into my schedule. Still haven't quite figured it out but I think I do want to try and make it work. It would be easier without a job...
  25. JustCallMeAmber

    JustCallMeAmber hits refresh

    Week 2 summary: SLEEP-- be in bed at 9:30. Yeah, no. But at least I kept my average around 7:30/night. Kick up into a handstand against a wall thrice weekly. Check! By the skin of my teeth, but I got them all in. For a happier mindpalace: 2-5 min meditation/ or just breathing deeply with the fitbit 'relaxation' thingy. Daily. 5/7. I may have done more, but I didn't log it, so it doesn't count. Devote one hour/week to just cleaning up workspace. I function better when there are fewer papers scattered across my desks. Check! Lay out work outfits the night before. Check! Only once did I change my mind and wear something else. Rolling goals: Daily Devo 7/7, plus memorization for accountabilibuddies. Daily duo 7/7. Skin care 5/7. Walking. 7/7. 8k steps 64 weeks straight. 10k bonus: 6. #Yoga365 730 1095 . 7/7. Bonus 4. Don't forget front split practice! Check! Week 2 was pretty decent from a challenge-perspective, but a dumpster fire that I was quite glad to see the end of life-wise. Suffice it to say when our 4 person office became a 3 person office due to retirement at the end of the year, that's been an adjustment. When it became a 2 person office (me and my pretty-much-part-timer boss) because coworker caught the flu Monday, it got kooky. Do not want. (Though, to be fair to coworker, she definitely got the short end of that stick.) Between that lovely stress-ball of fun times, and carrying a Concern about a friend, nutrition and curfew took a hit. (In other words, I stayed up too late in order to eat even though I wasn't really hungry.) What's done is done, and this week will be better. My dog is too short for this trick. But he's also scared of the self refilling bowl, so I'm not sure he would if he could.
  26. Volki

    By Order Of The Peaky Blinders

    Aww even Poppy is giving me motivation today because I am feeling a lot better.
  27. SymphonicDan

    KB Girl and all the curls

    You're an elite athlete because you have spent a lot of time taking it seriously, studying it, teaching, preparing for competitions. In my opinion the medals and world rankings etc. are of secondary importance, but you've had success here too, so yes as far as I'm concerned you should think of yourself as an elite athlete Interesting what you say about hypoxia training in general, thanks. A couple of things I'm not sure about though: Do you know what else changes in the body (aside from extra red blood cells) as the body acclimatizes to higher altitudes? I ask partly because I'm surprised, and partly because I'm going to Ecuador in a week's time and want to climb a mountain to over 5000 metres, and extra understanding around this will help me survive this From my understanding (and I just checked Wikipedia for a second opinion) the most common limiting factor affecting VO2 max is the supply of Oxygen to the mitochondria, which is boosted by EPO, and the secondary possible factor is the performance of the mitochondria, which is also shown to be improved by hypoxic stress.
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