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  1. Brilliant results Remember you can convert fat to muscle without losing weight but with a reduction in size Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Thanks Chanda I think I am eating too much carb at the moment for my activity levels, so yes it would do me good to review it, but for the opposite reasons as to why the scouts might keep such a close eye on it! I have also just posted in the mini challenge thread, I think I am also going to get to know the Scouts, and make use of my power breathe instrument kindly donated to me as I am in recovery from having a blood clot in my lung. I have used it on and off over the past couple of weeks, but I think I could see some real results if I give it five minutes per day as a lung strenthening workout. Do you think this would fit with the scout challenge?
  3. Scouts! This is a tough one for me, I think I have the least in common with this guild out of all of them. I have recently recovered from a blood clot in my lung, which severely affected my health for more than the past year. I am having to build up these types of activity very slowly as I have reduced lung capacity. I think I will opt for getting to know the Scouts rather than taking on too many behaviour changes just yet! However, I have been given a 'power breathe' inhaler type instrument which is intended to strengthen my lungs. So far I have only used it on and off a couple of times over the past couple of weeks. So, perhaps my mini challenge for this could be to give my lungs a workout every day on the power breather?
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Week 1 Update (15th April – 21st April) So far so good, I am on track for success with all my targets at the end of week one J Challenge 1 – Mind In the 6th week of the challenge, I will give a full Thai yoga massage (1.5 hours) without receiving any prompts, cues, notes, videos etc. So this week I gave a practice massage on Wednesday, and I tried to stay ahead of my video (recordings from when I was being taught), unless I needed a prompt. It seems as though I can remember sections of the routine, but then have a blank and need a prompt. I might remember 5 moves and then need a prompt which will remind me of another 5 moves. Overall, this week has been a success, but I think that next week I need to put together some kind of flash card prompt system so that I can start to work on memorising the routine more often that once a week or I am not going to be successful. Challenge 2 – Body – detox For the entire 6 weeks of the challenge, I will not eat biscuits or drink tea. This has been tough, but its simply a battle of willpower, and for one week now, I have been winning. There were a couple of moments when I really wanted a sugary fix of biscuits, but I have resisted and my skin is thanking me for it! However, I am still feeling tired and am definitely on the sugar rollercoaster so I have a long way to go before I can stablise those blood sugar levels, but it’s a step in the right direction. Challenge 3 – Body – slim Over the 6 weeks of the challenge, I will try to lose 10lbs (approx 4.5 Kgs) I weighed myself last Wednesday 17th and I weighed 11 st 8 lbs, this has actually increased to 11 st and 11 lbs! So I am moving away from this target this week. However, it was pointed out that perhaps the massage and the yoga workouts might actually build muscle which weighs more than fat. So, I intend to do some measurements and pics this week to see if there are any differences here. Also, the mini challenge – warrier has helped me settling into this challenge. I have started looking into the levels of protein I eat, and trying to ensure that every meal or snack has a mix of carbohydrate and protein, rather than just carbohydrate. This has left me feeling fuller, so this week I will work on trying to make sure I am taking in the right amount of protein per day, I think around 80 grams should do it. Overall, I need to be watching what I am eating, eating little and often and making sure that my blood sugars stay more stable to reduce the risk of biscuit binging. If I eat more filling combinations of carbohydrate and protein I should be closer to achieving this and will therefore consume fewer calories. Challenge 4 – Soul For the next six weeks I will practice yoga at least three times per week. I have managed to get three sessions in so I am happy with that, although I have found it difficult to get up early enough to do the workouts (I have to get up at 5am to get the two hour session in before work!). I hope that as my diet improves I will have more energy to keep this routine going. Overall, I think a better diet will be a key driver to achieving this goal. I always feel great when I get up to do my yoga, so I have just been trying to remember how good it feels to motivate me to get up. Or sometimes I just get up motivated by the thought of the lovely savasana at the end! So, at the end of week one, I am happy that I am on track with my goals, I have participated in the mini challenge, and I have gotten to know a few people in the community. I have also looked into the attributes and other aspects of the level up theory and feel I now have a much better grasp of the concept of the challenges. Summary of actions to follow up: 1. Flashcard prompts for massage routine 2. Measurements and pictures for weight loss 3. Monitoring protein intake Looking forward to a whole new week and mini challenge…….
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Thanks ;-) the druids are a lovely group! How you getting on wiyh Tapatalk? Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Thanks, but yes I am in the uk. My teacher trains in different locations occasionally so I am hoping to take the next level with him at some point, maybe somewhere in Europe if I can. Or I would love to go back to india! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  7. Tomorrow is day one of the second week so I am going to try and get my update in by the end of day Monday, on track so far :-) Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    There are 14 lbs in a stone, so 154? Around about 70 kilos Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Sorry typo! Chanda! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Thanks chandra! I have had a great first week and an really into the forum! Been chatting with all kinds of people, including some warriors, and have checked out what the attributes mean and how tp apply them to myself. I think you are right, some starting measurements and pics would be really useful, will try and get that done over the weekend :-) Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  11. Thanks! I have never heard of imagery, but I do agility with my two springer spaniels and think I could find some uses for this technique with it. When I run, I have been advised to imagine the course going how you want it to happen and it is more likely to go right. But also we only get to walk the course to plan it for five minutes and then can be left waiting for an hour before we run it in competition, so I often try to practice the route from memory to make sure I know where I am going. I think this could be an ideal opportunity to try out imagery. I will let you know how I get on!
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Thanks Radialgirl! India is amazing, I can't put my finger on exactly how, but it changed how I think and react to the point that I notice differences in myself almost every day. I went with my partner and he reports similar feelings.If you get the chance I recommend it, and yes Indian food yuuuuuummmm! Missing it! Thanks for the support, I am missing tea so far, but at the moment its the biscuits I am craving. Mostly I am having chamomile tea or hot water with a slice of lemon which is nice and zingy in the morning! Sometimes I put some lime in it too. Even just hot water is surprisingly comforting. Someone I work with has switched to caffeine free tea and you really can't tell the difference, maybe you could give that a try?
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    So I have read all about attributes and have set myself up now and think I understand how everything fits together.... check out my new signature! I have assigned attributes to my current goals as follows: Challenge 1 - Mind In the 6th week of the challenge, I will give a full Thai yoga massage (1.5 hours) without receiving any prompts, cues, notes, videos etc.I have assigned the following attributes to this goal: WIS +3 and STR+1 Challenge 2 - Body - detox For the entire 6 weeks of the challenge, I will not eat biscuits or drink tea. I have assigned the following attributes to this goal: STA +1; CON +1; CHA +1 Challenge 3 - Body - slimOver the 6 weeks of the challenge, I will try to lose 10lbs,I have assigned the following attributes to this goal: CON +2; CHA +2 Challenge 4 - Soul For the next six weeks I will practice yoga at least three times per week. I have assigned the following attributes to this goal: STR +1; DEX +1; STA +1; WIS +1 I hope that I have understood this correctly! I have spread 15 attributes across the four challenges. Officially hooked on this now!
  14. Crane for 5 is good going that's tough! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  15. Ok been reading some warrier challenge threads and found someone using yoga to stretch in relation to lifting weights. So I am hoping to have made a friend with a common area. We'll see :-) Also, I have worked out a rough estimate of how much protein I should be taking in each day and I am too low so have started thinking less carb and more protein. Especially when snacking! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  16. Like your goals! I am a big yoga fan. How are you going to try to tame your sleep pattern? My first challenge too! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  17. Thanks! this will definitely help me become completely absorbed in this (my first) forum. And this is the first time I used the quote function too Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  18. Hi druids! I am new to this and have spent the past few days figuring out how this works! So I have my profession, have signed up and formed my challenges, I have even started a battle log, but where can I find out about the +WIS things? Keep seeing these letters and assume they are some kind of attributes but not found any posts about them yet! Can someone point me in the right direction? Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  19. Hi I am new too, and although your challenges are definitely more intense than mine, there are a few similarities, so good luck I will try and keep you motivated :-). What is imagery? Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  20. My yoga teacher advised sunrise or sunset are the best times. However, its what fits best in your routine that will ultimately define if you stick with it? I have to get up at 5am to get my 2 hours to still get to work on time, which is tough to get up but I feel way better if I do it than if I opt for the lie in! I also managed to work in some other options like a lunchtime class in a nearby gym so I don't have to get up early every day! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  21. Love your self time goal, it always ends up the last thing on a long list of stuff to get done in my free time so rarely happens but is so important. Good call! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Will have to see if I can find something too! Watch this space! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
  23. Good luck! I new too Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Its quite a workout to do the full massage Darwin! My partner is much taller than me too so some of the leg stretches can be challenging! My theory is that if I can perfect my routine on him then anyone else will be a piece of cake! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Mind, Body & Soul

    Scurvyspider, you make me feel better to know I have something in common with buddha, even if it is a belly! I practice on my partner after he plays football. So I have two opportunities to practice a week and I am so lucky that he keeps me in track with practice as I will try and be lazy and not do it otherwise!! I think one or two practices a week along with watching the videos and trying to come up with a flashcard system so I can memorize by quickly running through the routine whenever I want. Last night I tried to stay ahead of my videos to see how much I could do without prompts... not much! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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