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  1. Hey everyone! I'm going to be walking about 5 km today (had a grocery store run before work) but my ankles being a bit persnickety. I just added myself to an empty group for the westies. Hopefully I'll be up and running in no time (literally, I would like to go for a run this weekend) but we shall see!
  2. Hey y'all! It's been awhile since I've been on for a challenge but I'm throwing my hat in the ring again for the sake of it! Main Quest: Get a perfect score on the Marines Physical Fitness Test 1) Food, it does the body good. I've had a rough couple weeks getting my budget in order. Finally broke even with paying off my phone bill and I'm starting to have a little extra left over each paycheck. My eating patterns however have been terrible. Since I haven't had much money I've really been neglecting eating properly or enough. So each paycheck I've put $100 towards groceries. This isn't going to be fun but until my student loan comes in with my semesters installment it's what I have to deal with. My goal is to have a source of protein, a vegetable and a carb at every meal. I also have to start avoiding the vending machines at work. It's an easy way to get my fix but at $1.50 a pop those little suckers are biting into my budget! This is not only to help fuel my workouts but make sure I feel better and don't fall back into bad habits. 2) Body work. I'm the group fitness instructor and a base for our colleges cheerleading team. I need to start working on specific body weight movements and skills that are going to help me support my teammates as well as be prepared to be a flyer in case of injury or if we're doing skills that need a second base. Practice teaching the workout class at least once a week (I'm sure I'll find some volunteers) and lift 3 times a week on my own. Ultimate Frisbee, running and rowing will supplement my cardio. 3) PLP Challenge! I've decided to do a modified version of the PLP for this challenge. I still haven't quite got a full pull up (it's getting there but I've been slacking) so I'm going to be doing assisted pull ups. This will be supplementary to my bodyweight workouts. Life Side Quest: I'm going to go to church. This will be the first time I've tried to find a church while living in my new city. My hometown was pretty small so it didn't really matter that I was bisexual, they just wanted people out and were lovely all around. I moved to a city 2 1/2 hours away, which is much more conservative, where being out is in many ways harder. I found an awesome church close to my house that sponsors a bible camp session specifically for LGTBQ kids. It's going to be terrifying going for the first time in years ( I moved here about 5 years ago) but it's worth it. I miss fellowship and being part of that community.
  3. https://www.reverbnation.com/meghannwright.com - Meghann Wright- Cocaine This song has been my earworm for the past three weeks. I'm trying to learn it on guitar to mixed results and I freaking love it
  4. I loved travelling to Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer but my favourite city I went to was Rishikesh. I was an exchange student to India 2007/2008 and we were able to go on a white water rafting trip down the Ganges. India is huge and has so many different areas and cultures within them that you have to try and focus what you want to see. Are you interested in a camel safari in the desert? How about a wildlife safari in Kanha National Park? Maybe just eating a ton of amazing food in Punjab? Or have you always wanted to see the Taj Mahal? It's been a really long time since I've been there but if you end up going to Mumbai make sure while you're in Maharashtra (the state) to have some pav bhaji for me! I've been trying multiple recipes since I left but still cannot make a decent substitute :-/
  5. Today is one of those marvelous, wonderful, so good, very great days

    1. Barfly


      Glad to hear it :)

  6. Hope you're having fun on vacation . It's nice to see you're back at it, I'll be joining the next challenge since work's settled down and I've started to be able to breath again *whew*.
  7. Hi Hi! I completely peaced out of the NF world until I graduated. Then I needed a few weeks to kind of relax and just let myself do whatever I wanted to. Glad to see you're doing well so far :-). Welcome back
  8. It's taking me a little under 30 minutes (26-28 minutes normally). Not fast yet but I was really concentrating on technique. I'm pretty much doing all those pull up progressions except losing weight. I don't have any weight to lose and am actually trying to gain weight now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Rowed 10,000 meters yesterday and concentrated on arms and shoulders. Showed up to work this morning for the opener shift and found out I have the closing one . So since someone called in I replaced them and am still going back tonight. Great for my paycheck, not so great for my rowing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Did military presses and my class on Friday was shoulder based so out warm up had wall slides (I'm counting these since I really had to concentrate on form and pushing my elbows back to the wall. , this was fun! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Woot on the wake ups and awesome bribery!
  12. I'm sorry you're going through a stressful time with A. Skye, one of the girls in my class, had a baby during exams last semester and she really liked the book I got her as part of the baby shower present. It's called "Shitty Mom" and it's definitely helped her understand that sometimes she just isn't going to love parenting and possibly resent Lydia for a bit because she can't do what she wants to and feels trapped a little bit. You're doing fine and everything will work itself out! A hilarious video from the authors
  13. That sounds super fun! I'm looking at where I would want to return to now . Also glad you found a less busy time to go to the gym. It's starting to quiet down at our gym so it won't be too crowded for long.
  14. Yeah, I'm very fortunate in the fact I'm catching on to this very early in my training. Still in the needs improvement category but progress is good . We use a grip strength dynamometer. As a climber you might already have an excellent score but you could benefit from grip strength training! 22/01/14: Few crazy days at school! I did a great deadlift class on Friday but haven't been feeling well so I've missed the gym. Yesterday I passed out for 15 hours so it's safe to say I was exhausted. Did a light workout today. Rowed 4500 meters. Total rowing: 49000 meters I need to row 5666 meters per day for the next 9 days to make my goal. I can do this.
  15. Just drank a coffee to get ready for a night of going out. Just realized I really don't want to go out

  16. 17/01/14: Boyfriend was in town and we ended up closing down the bar the night prior (he's a beer rep so it's kind of his job). Had an 8 AM workout class and practice for my friends practical exam+ the exam. Needless to say I was a very tired girl. Took an hour nap and had some girl time with my friends. Didn't feel the greatest this morning so I decided today would be a day off. I'm going easy in the gym tomorrow, just rowing 15,000 meters to make up for the past few days and a basic body weight workout prior. Good news is my grip strength is up by 4 kg since last year. Our program makes us perform physical health assessments on one another periodically and my grip strength and push up tests both needed improvement. So I'm rather happy I did better . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Hope you start feeling better and A starts putting on some gains after the doctor comes up with a suggestion. You're doing really well on your challenge so far, good work Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I'm kind of stuck with my squat at 120 so I'm going to try deloading as well. Looks like you're doing well on your challenge, giggling yoga counts since being happy does build towards relaxation Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Restaurants can comply. I've had people call ahead and tell me about allergies or dietary restrictions and our chefs worked around it. One lady was allergic to soy so we had to make sure we only used olive oil. It just takes a lot more planning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. I do eat meat although I try to consciously reduce the amount I consume for health and environmental reasons. Glad you're having a good week! Eating out is a challenge but one that is manageable. I try to eat at different ethnicities restaurants to eat better, there is always a great option at Thai or Indian restaurants that meets my needs without the extra calories. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Hey! I looked it up online! You put it between pieces of code for a bar and can change the colour as well based on that. It took a bit of jiggering but I finally made it work. [ progress=violet]80[/progress ] But with the [ ] closer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Hey! I looked it up online! You put it between pieces of code for a bar and can change the colour as well based on that. It took a bit of jiggering but I finally made it work. 80%80% Something like that! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. In my nutritional class and a lot of the athletic research I read it says 0.82 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight is a good amount for an average person. Professional athletes range between 0.95-1.5 depending on their sport. I haven't seen any gains from eating more protein but by eating less I am able to save on my groceries. Plus any extra protein your body doesn't use to build muscle is just converted to sugars and stored as fat if not used. As a pre-workout I'll have some espresso or an iced coffee in the summer before a run but most of the supplements are unnecessary. They do have some benefit but for the cost and questionable ingredients (most team athletes now are directly told by their coaches not to take supplements because of the chance of a positive drug test). I know a ton of guys that swear by it but I'm curious how much of it is a placebo effect. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Totally sore from the get ups in my core today :-D. Super pumped to use them with my group exercise class Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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