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    Nymeria re-noob-ulates

    Still here.. Still doing my thing... Still not spending enough time catching up with everyone else on NF. The last week was decent. I'm feeling much more solid on my inverts at silks class. I've been somewhat avoiding the parkour, since my joints all feel creaky enough that I don't want to push anything too much. I've been hitting the Sean Vigue 30 day power yoga challenge, and that has been great for me. I'm still walking a lot, too, although somewhat less than my goal for the last week, due to the snow and ice. Instant Pot cooking has been awesome. In the last week, I've done 2 different types of chili, some stuffed bell peppers, and a few other small things. Everything has been great! I'm no longer having a fully dry January, but that's okay. I like having a beer with my football. *shrug* Damn, you Patriots! I'm so sick of you and really wanted to see the Chiefs instead. Boo! This week is looking busy already. I'm running math club tomorrow. Then, my daughter has a concert on Wednesday. Friday, both kids are off for a teacher workday. Saturday, my son is competing in his school Mathcounts tournament (and I'll probably be helping with some of the grading and crowd control). Sunday, I'm forcing myself to attend a neighborhood party and actually socialize with people rather than be a hermit.
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    Elastigirl : Pixie Ranger

    The Kondo method is much more about purging things than simply decluttering them. I read the book, agreed with almost everything in it, and then completely failed to implement anything.
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    Cry Havoc '19: The Scoundrel Who Spat In Fate's Good Eye

    I'm so glad the date went well! You really need this kind of relationship in your life! Also, I'm right there with you on the scale trauma. I'm at my heaviest in a very long time too, and I have to remind myself that 2018 was an incredibly shitty year, something had to give, and that was the diet. Be kind to yourself. Eventually, things will be back where they need to be. And at least, as long as you keep lifting, then any weight gains are mostly muscle.
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    Nymeria re-noob-ulates

    I would be a really poor coach if I couldn't still solve all of the problems. oooh. I'll have to check it out. I'm jealous of the multiple instant pots. I'm enough of a weirdo that I would love having chili cook-offs with myself if I had 2 instant pots. I love chili-mac! It hasn't worked particularly well with the chili recipe I used today, but I'll have to hunt for some good chili-mac recipes. I'm super excited about the cruise. We're going to see Rome, Pompei, Athens, Malta, and a bunch of Greek Islands. The best part is that I've never been to any of these!
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    Nymeria re-noob-ulates

    Bleh... The cold just keeps on lingering. I can't quite shake the cough. Fitness wise, things have been fairly light. I've walked a lot, shoveled snow over the weekend, and have managed some light yoga. Today, I kicked by own ass a bit by doing a fairly intense Sean Vigue power yoga video, so I'm at least optimistic that I'm on the mend. Cooking has been much better than the fitness for me. I made instant pot mac and cheese, and re-did a sweet potato chili that everyone liked. Tonight, I'm going to try this chili: https://www.wellplated.com/instant-pot-vegetarian-chili/ So, nothing too exciting is happening in my world, but I am doing a good job of sticking to the basics. All of this instant-potting means that my pizza and restaurant food consumption has gone way down.
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    Nymeria re-noob-ulates

    2018 was a giant shitshow for me, and I'm hoping that I'm finally ready to get my life back in order. I'm at my heaviest, weakest, and least healthy that I've been since I started on NerdFitness. Bleh. I know my habits have been awful, but I'm also not sure how much of the low energy and other issues is from the Tamoxifen. My main goal for 2019 is to have vastly fewer doctor visits and medical procedures than 2018. But, since I don't have control over that, here are the goals I actually have the power to make happen: -Test for Level II in Aerial Silks -Lose 15 lbs -Regain my dead hang pull up -Get some sort of data science professional certification -Conquer at least one of the piano songs that I've always wanted to be able to play. -Fix my sleep health issues, so I'm properly rested and energized each day. To meet these goals, I'm going to start small and think more like a noob for this challenge. That means, I'm going to focus mostly on movement every day and healthy eating, with the hopes that I'll lose some weight. Goal 1: Yoga or Darebee each day that I don't have silks or parkour. It doesn't need to be really challenging, and it doesn't need to be more than 15 minutes. I just need to get back into the habit of sweating every day. I'm not planning to push myself to pick challenging workouts. One of my problems over the last 6 months has been picking things that I used to be able to do but were currently too hard for me, get frustrated, and then abandon the workout partway through. Instead, I'm going to stick with easier workouts and finish them. Goal 2: 25 km of walking per week. Yeah, it's cold and nasty out. I still need to just suck it up and do my walking. Goal 3: Engage the pressure cooker. I just got an instant pot for x-mas, and I've already tried a few amazing recipes. For this goal, I'm going to try 2 new, healthy recipes each week. I generally end up with a lot of leftovers, so this ensures that I have a lot of healthy food available all of the time. Goal 4: Limit the treats and sweets. I'm only allowed one serving of sweets each day at a single designated time. At all other times, the junk food is off limits. For now, that's it!