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DirtyLittleSecrets

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  1. Thanks Lilbichy . Knowing what I'm going to do is half the battle really! That's the plan! Thanks :-)
  2. ^ second that This song also sprang to mind reading your challenge: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7f_HsjpSVaI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7f_HsjpSVaI So go forth and start becoming the badass you've always wanted to be
  3. Challenge starts Monday, anything prior is just a warm up (unless it's awesome and you want to include it) * shifty eyes* I took stuff in your basement as an junk in the trunk thing. But you squat, you should have the junk in that trunk. Alright, your challenge sounds awesome so go on an intimidate me with your ability to kick all the buns.
  4. I envy your wunder unders. And your handstand ability. Glad to see you're back at being a boss.
  5. My card is under lock and key, literally. Not having my cards on me makes me have to rely on having the money on me and really think about if a purchase is worth having to walk home and back to the mall (or where ever). It was the best feeling ever when I paid it off from starting at maxed and now having a zero balance. Like, I cried because I knew I wasn't going to pay hundreds of dollars this year in interest. You're going to feel that because you're a champ, just like me. We roll with the punches then after we get up ask for another one. No matter what life throws, we just have to get up and try again. *jazz hands*
  6. Your themes make me feel inadequate. As do your goals lol. Someday, with enough training *sigh*. Let's see you beat that pull up challenge once and for all
  7. Thank you for the draft of your birthing story! There was a lot in there I really didn't know so it's great that I got to learn something and share a tiny bit in your experience. I'm so happy you got to have a natural birth the way you wanted to. I'm also pleased as punch you're back on the horse and ready for another challenge with goals I think look pretty smart. I don't have kids, let alone a newborn, so I can't exactly understand if they're realistic. There you go: kicking ass, taking names and inspiring us all
  8. Main Quest Be able to complete the Marines Physical Fitness Test with maximal scoring. 100 sit ups in 2 minutes, 8 pull-ups and 4.82 km in 21 minutes (4:20 minute kilometer). Fitness Goals 1. Consistently complete workouts: STA: 2 STR:2 Total body strength training 3 times per week (or WOD) , 30 minute (at least) run 3 times per week and 1 form of cross training to give my legs a break (cycling, rowing, cardio circuit). Challenges start level: Body weight squats: 40 Modified push-ups: 17 Sit ups: 65 Pace: 6:47 min/km Pull ups: Assisted, green band Challenge end goal: Body weight squats: 80 Modified push-ups: 40 Sit Ups: 100 Pace: 6:30 Pull ups: 1 unassisted pull up 2. Pace work; DEX: 3 STA: 1 To increase my pacing I’m going to introduce doing a speed runs once a week and a long run once a week. The long run will be at the beginning of the week and the speed work will be at the end before my weekend break. Long runs Will initially be an hour for Week 1-3 and I’ll be adding on time so by the end of the challenge I’m running for an hour and half. Mileage will be noted. Speed runs Week 1-2: Acceleration sets. 10-15 seconds of increasing my speed until I approach full out sprints then slow down to a jog. Goal is to make these smooth and work up to doing 6 sets. Yay beginning pace training! Week 2-3: Fartleks. Fartleks are essentially when you increase your speed for a period of time then have a recovery interval before performing the next set. If condemned to the treadmill due to bad weather I’m going to do timed speed play and if outside I’m going to pick objects in the distance to run towards (or until I can no longer maintain that speed depending on the route). Week 4: Track Workout- Run 5 km of intervals ranging between 200 meters and 1.6 km. Run the interval at an increased pace then walk/slow jog half of that distance. So if I ran 200 meters I would slow jog 100 meters then move on to the next interval. Week 5: Hill sprints- I have a lovely hill near the college that I can utilize for hill sprints. Run up the hill then slowly jog back down for 6-10 repetitions. Week 6: Track Workout 3. Arm Yourself! STR:2 STA: 2 I have puny arms of a kitten while I want the arms of the tiger. While I will be performing essential lifts like squats and deadlifts for lower body I want to challenge myself to perform more arm exercises. Perform exercises like pull ups, dips, bench press, push-ups, pull downs, farmers walks and rows. Accessory work for biceps, forearms and wrists are also going to be implemented. Sidequests: Clean my room and get internet connected. CHA: 1 Very self-explanatory but important. 6 week hard-hat challenge: Core strength. STA: 2 I’m going to do planks until I can hold them for 5 minutes. If I get to 5 minutes before the end, I’m going to start working on wall planks and start working towards doing a handstand. 5 minutes a day of practice. If this goal spans more than one challenge that's fine, I just want to be able to do it.
  9. I'm still really happy with my efforts, this isn't discouraging in the least. Thanks for checking on me Fluffy . Your next challenge should include Kegels, they're really important for baby delivering! (and other beneficial side effects lol)
  10. Also, anyone else being super keeners and getting their next challenge ready? I have my outline ready if anyone is interested in taking a gander. Latest post in my sparse logbook
  11. Main Quest Be able to complete the Marines Physical Fitness Test with maximal scoring. 100 sit ups in 2 minutes, 8 pull-ups and 4.82 km in 21 minutes (4:20 minute kilometer). Fitness Goals 1. Consistently complete workouts: STA: 2 STR:2 Total body strength training 3 times per week (or WOD) , 30 minute (at least) run 3 times per week and 1 form of cross training to give my legs a break (cycling, rowing, cardio circuit). Challenges start level: Body weight squats: 40 Modified push-ups: 17 Sit ups: 65 Pace: 6:47 min/km Pull ups: Assisted, green band Challenge end goal: Body weight squats: 80 Modified push-ups: 40 Sit Ups: 100 Pace: 6:30 Pull ups: 1 unassisted pull up 2. Pace work; DEX: 3 STA: 1 To increase my pacing I’m going to introduce doing a speed runs once a week and a long run once a week. The long run will be at the beginning of the week and the speed work will be at the end before my weekend break. Long runs Will initially be an hour for Week 1-3 and I’ll be adding on time so by the end of the challenge I’m running for an hour and half. Mileage will be noted. Speed runs Week 1-2: Acceleration sets. 10-15 seconds of increasing my speed until I approach full out sprints then slow down to a jog. Goal is to make these smooth and work up to doing 6 sets. Yay beginning pace training! Week 2-3: Fartleks. Fartleks are essentially when you increase your speed for a period of time then have a recovery interval before performing the next set. If condemned to the treadmill due to bad weather I’m going to do timed speed play and if outside I’m going to pick objects in the distance to run towards (or until I can no longer maintain that speed depending on the route). Week 4: Track Workout- Run 5 km of intervals ranging between 200 meters and 1.6 km. Run the interval at an increased pace then walk/slow jog half of that distance. So if I ran 200 meters I would slow jog 100 meters then move on to the next interval. Week 5: Hill sprints- I have a lovely hill near the college that I can utilize for hill sprints. Run up the hill then slowly jog back down for 6-10 repetitions. Week 6: Track Workout 3. Arm Yourself! STR:2 STA: 2 I have puny arms of a kitten while I want the arms of the tiger. While I will be performing essential lifts like squats and deadlifts for lower body I want to challenge myself to perform more arm exercises. Perform exercises like pull ups, dips, bench press, push-ups, pull downs, farmers walks and rows. Accessory work for biceps, forearms and wrists are also going to be implemented. Sidequests: Clean my room and get internet connected. CHA: 1 Very self-explanatory but important. 6 week hard-hat challenge: Core strength. STA: 2 I’m going to do planks until I can hold them for 5 minutes or the challenge ends. If I get to 5 minutes before the end, I’m going to start working on wall planks and start working towards doing a handstand. 5 minutes a day of practice. Not too sure if this will be a multi-challenge goal but all the points are in trying
  12. This challenge I was still in summer mode while I had school to contend with. Now I know to scale back my challenges a bit and I'm quite confident in my ability to roll with the punches. Realistic was not a SMART goal objective I kept in mind. Super excited about tomorrow, I'm doing my practical for my Fitness Instructor Specialist certification. Nervous but I know that I can ace this, I'm doing a step/bootcamp style class and looking forward to it. Plus I have a callback for a job I'm interested in and my birthday on Wednesday! Good things come in threes :-)
  13. <3 Happy I found some time to catch up between classes, even if it means I'm not there at the time. Let's celebrate our achievements (however small improvement is still improvement!) and learn better for next time.
  14. Hey, there are some positives and there's always the next challenge. I'm proud of your meal challenge and the rest can always be recycled or re-evaluated.
  15. BABY!!!! I'm happy to see your little bundle of Doom arrived and how well you did on your challenge. Congratulations
  16. Today's total Modified push ups: 17 *note: I'm still really beat up from doing sledge hockey the other day. I didn't expect anything great and my form started to slip so I wasn't going to count anymore rep* Bodyweight squats: 40 *not even close to my goal but doubled from my start point. A win in my books. Crunches: 65 *Goal met. 35 more to go then working my time down to doing 100 crunches in 2 minutes *
  17. Diet and Fitness Goals: Consistently complete workouts: STA: 4 STR:1 Did not track progress in battle log, did not workout out consistently, and managed to get in 12 workouts overall. Will edit tomorrow with my progress on my goals but I'm not a happy camper. • 100 body weight squats • 35 modified push ups • 60 sit ups • Get my pace down to 5’20 Body weight squats: 40Modified push ups: 17Sit ups: 65Pace: 6:47 min/km Will post results on how well I managed to get to my target goals, but the fact remains I did really terribly staying consistent to working out and will not be getting any points to that. No points for you! Be flexible DEX: 1 CON: 1 Did 6 videos, stretched in class and when I worked out I completed my stretching. I'm saying this was a solid B pass since I did my flexibility training and I did it after every workout. Points awarded DEX: 1, CON: 1 Diet/Fitness Sidequest- Know your body. WIS: 1 Big fat fail. Basically didn't touch this challenge. No points awarded Life Sidequest – Practice driving. WIS: 3Did drivers ed, drove a few times, pretty much kicked ass all over the place. ALL THE POINTS!!!! WIS: 3
  18. Diet and Fitness Goals: Consistently complete workouts: STA: 4 STR:1Did not track progress in battle log, did not workout out consistently, and managed to get in 12 workouts overall. Will edit tomorrow with my progress on my goals but I'm not a happy camper. At the end of this challenge I want to at least double that • 100 body weight squats • 35 modified push ups • 60 sit ups • Get my pace down to 5’20 Be flexible DEX: 1 CON: 1Did 6 videos, stretched in class and when I worked out I completed my stretching. I'm saying this was a solid B pass since I did my flexibility training and I did it after every workout. Diet/Fitness Sidequest- Know your body. WIS: 1 Big fat fail. Basically didn't touch this challenge. Life Sidequest – Practice driving. WIS: 3Did drivers ed, drove a few times, pretty much kicked ass all over the place.
  19. Oh shoot! I've seemed to miss the end of this challenge lol. Well one week I didn't do ANY workouts and the know my body parts was a flop except for me doing a few of the colouring sheets. Now I know I was waaaay too ambitious for being in school. Overall though I'm happy. Tomorrow I'm going to do an evaluation workout to see where my progress in my challenge is. I've been doing a lot of different workouts, joined OnRamp at our local Crossfit gym and have had some good progress in my pull ups (almost doing them without the band now!). Run time is still terrible, I think it's a business thing but I'm enjoying myself either way. Will post more tomorrow!
  20. You know what? Trying is a lot harder than succeeding. Legit. It's easy to keep doing something if you know you're going to be greeted with success, warm happy feelings and a deep sense of self satisfaction. It's harder when you know you've screwed up, that the next move isn't going to erase all of the things you did wrong, and it's probably just a step back to 0. That's why it's the most important part. We remember the people that kept fighting against insurmountable odds. That's why Serenity is my favorite movie, it's a story about the good guys fighting till the bitter end. I'm going to fail and fall a lot in my quest to become the best biggest badass my mind can fathom. That's fine because when I look back at it I'm not going to be looking at the milestones, I'm going to be looking at the grit it took to get there. When you have your little one running around, getting up to all sorts of crazy antics and failing miserably time and time again (as children do, remember trying to learn how to tie your shoe laces?!?!), that's something you're going to be able to pass on. Let's show the world how we fail with grace and still keep coming back for more.
  21. Hey darling, just checking in. Have you checked on how many calories you need each day for just your body to function? I was looking at your caloric goal, at the end of the challenge you wanted to be eating 1700 calories which to me sounds a little bit low especially since you're in a field that is a little more exercise intensive. I know you're trying to lose weight but we don't want your system to be avoiding fat loss either. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ Try out this calculator and see how much you'll need daily just to be resting. If you can figure out how many calories on average you would burn during your workouts and during work add that on and take off around 500 calories a day (like 250 from eating and in exercise be left having burnt 250). A pound a week doesn't seem like much but it's the best way to go about weight loss that will last. I know you probably already did that but it's something to reconsider. It's a overgeneralized calculation but helpful if you don't have access to a machine that will give you a more precise number. I know we just did a lab where I found out my basal metabolic rate and to continue with my muscle gains I needed to add another 500 calories to my diet.
  22. Although I think it's very important for you to be getting enough calories throughout the day if it's getting you down it might be best not to concentrate on it as a goal. Try adding more nutrient dense calorie rich foods to your diet (I make a shake when I don't have proper time to eat breakfast in the morning and add a tablespoon of coconut oil to it to jump the calories up a notch). You can eat healthy and consume more calories. Nuts and fruit also help a lot. I also drink juice now, I added in a V8 as a snack and put juice in my smoothies in the morning. Where you swim, is it a gym or in your apartment complex? If it's a gym they might have Aqua fit floating weights so you can do resistance training in the water. As part of my program I had a placement with the spinal cord injury group and we did an aquafit portion. You might be able to do something like that as well as your swimming if you ask the gym workers nicely. Swimming also places a lot less stress on joints so that might help with the inflammation. If it's chronic pain it might still help if you iced the affected areas a bit each night. It's your first challenge, that's a lot of trial and error you have to go through. Keep up the good work and keep moving along!
  23. You're so awesome. I signed up for CrossFit On Ramp training and part of it was because you're such a baller. Also because I think it will help with my pull up goal. Looking forward to hearing about the new baby of doom. <3
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