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Catelf

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  1. Thanks, I appreciate the concern.
  2. Eilyd: thanks for the advice. I'm keeping it low b/c I need to lose weight. As I find a happy carb/weight loss ratio, I'll increase carbs. The more I work out, the more carbs I can have. That's one reason I'm here on this site! I definitely eat my veggies, just not fruit for now. I don't eat potatoes, sweet potatoes or other high carb veggies, but there are still plenty to choose from!
  3. Check garage sales and Craig's list (if you have it where you are). People are always getting rid of weights. You might even get them for free. They may not be pretty, but as long as they are functional, you'll be fine.
  4. Ha! Enjoy the pain. I bought a cordless hedge trimmer and went to work "Rambo style" on the front hedges and trees on Sunday. I was soooo sore on Monday! I had fun doing the trimming, but oh man, that was a good workout! I kept telling myself on Monday that it was a Good Pain. I'm in the same boat as you are as far as fitness level. Hopefully we'll be badass when the 6 weeks are up! Keep up the good work!
  5. Good idea about using the upstairs to cool the downstairs! The upstairs unit is newer also and more efficient. I think the downstairs unit is an antique. It looks like it was put in when the house was built in 1963. Did they even have AC in 1963?
  6. Meditation is actually going very well. I had doubts about doing it in the AM, but it helps get me focused. I thought I might just go back to sleep if I closed my eyes! As for getting stronger, I'm going to try to do the lunges and squats in my office (where I can close the door!). I have a desk job, so stopping every now and then to exercise should be very good for me and my concentration. I realize I should be doing it all at once, but for now just doing it is okay. I might start taking walks in the morning when my work schedule allows. I haven't started on cleaning out that room yet. It is a big room and very intimidating! The weather is going to get very hot soon and I'll only have an opportunity to clean it in the mornings before work or the weekend mornings. I'm trying to save money and not turn on the AC upstairs (separate units for up and down). Six weeks is not a long time and I need to get going on this.
  7. Your kitten is disturbing. Feed it, water it, do something for the poor thing.
  8. I'm shocked! You "have a mouth"? I'm new to this site (like today) and I already think this is funny! Yes, I like sarcasm too!
  9. Awesome! Actually, I meant to quote the original comment about clocking the guy, but I agree with your comment as well!
  10. Yes, I totally agree with this. Don't make yourself a victim by shutting down one of your primary survival senses.
  11. Sounds like just the ticket! Good luck! I know when I started seriously drinking (water) I felt a lot better. It becomes a habit very quickly. Keep a water bottle with you as much as possible. You'd be surprised how often you'll drink it if it is right in front of you.
  12. I'm in. It is part of my June challenge goals. I'm shooting for 10 minutes/day. Probably 5 in the AM and 5 in the PM. "peace and frogs"..... excellent!
  13. I had never heard of scotch eggs. I looked it up.... very weird, but oddly, it looks delicious!
  14. I like your stuff-reduction goal. I too would like to declutter my life.
  15. Catelf

    fengors' journey

    Good luck! Very witty writing.
  16. Tin Man: I have free weights at home so I'll start with those. I used to lift in the far distant past, so I have a good idea of what I am doing. I'll install a mirror and make sure I'm doing it right before I start "serious" lifting. Thanks for the tip on the Warrior page. I'll definitely be checking it out. As I said in my post, this is literally my first day on this site, so all tips are truly appreciated. I don't have a trainer or a training buddy. I just decided to do this, so I don't have the lifting plan yet. I'm supposed to be working now, so I'll probably draft something tonight when I get home.
  17. Good plan. Yes, buying a house is a huge stressor. I've put in meditation and Tai Chi for my challenges.
  18. Just found this site today and I love it! I'm joining the challenge! 1) meditate 10 minutes/day (I stole this idea from another challenger) I am a "cat napper" by nature, so the idea of meditating quietly for 10 minutes sounds so refreshing! 2) start Tai Chi by doing 15 minutes/day. If I really get into it, I can change from 15 minutes/day to 1/2 hour every other day, and if I make even more progress, I can do 1 hour 3x/week. Keep below 20 carbs/day. 3) start weight lifting and do it at least 3x/week. Learn proper forms and start keeping track of reps/weights so I can improve. 4) clean out my spare room (my son left a lot of his toys and debris when he moved into another bedroom. My desk is in that old room now so this also means I have a lot of filing to do! Windows will also be cleaned. Edit: I know nothing about Tai Chi and this is a ridiculous goal for me. I'm changing it to keeping below 20 grams of carbs/day. I think I took too much on at once. I need to get the basics down first. As for weight lifting, I'm going to use the basic beginner body weight one.
  19. I like the meditation goal. I'm going to use that myself!
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