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justoneanna

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  • Birthday March 2

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    Gulf Coast of Texas
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    druid
  1. Hey wow - I got a week off and thought I had another week to do. I did a SEVEN week challenge! (whoops) Anyway - here's the goals I set for this challenge: Meditate at least 3 times a weekComplete Nerd Fitness Academy Dumbbell Division 1 Workouts (3 workouts per week)Walk/moderate interval training at least two times a weekEat at least 80% paleo: 6/7 days a weekMeditations 17/18 - 95% Nerd Fitness Workouts 17.5/18 - 97% Walking/Intervals/Biking/Yoga 18/12 - 150%!! Eat 80% Paleo 35/36 days - 97% Overall my average is 102% - for an A across the whole challenge. Hooray! I didn't do as well
  2. Fifth Week Recap: Meditate at least 3 times a week, using the Headspace app to track meditations: 2/3 meditations, but I didn't do Headspace at all. Downloaded some apps to do drumming tracks while I meditate, just to see how that goes. I haven't tried them yet though.Complete Nerd Fitness Academy Dumbbell Division 1 Workouts (3 workouts per week) - 3/3 workouts - next goal will be to get all my lifts to 50 lbs.Walk/moderate interval training at least two times a week: 3/2 - three walks. Plus 1 hr of yoga.Eat at least 80% paleo: 6/7 - The pizza got me off track, but otherwise I was successful
  3. Keeping up with the exercise this week, but had a bit of a falling down and ordered a gluten free pizza for dinner on Tuesday. Guess that will be my "off" meal for the week. I'm finding it hard to stick to healthy food this week for some reason - I think it's stress and not getting as much sleep as I really want. My workouts have been slower, even though I'm finishing them (and still adding weight each week on most exercises!). Tonight I'm going to play video games until 8pm and then read/go to bed. That seems like a good compromise and will hopefully help me sleep better. I'm so ready for t
  4. Fourth Week Recap: Meditate at least 3 times a week, using the Headspace app to track meditations: 3/3 meditations, but I didn't do Headspace at all. Somehow fitting in 10 minutes of meditation seems easier than 20, and I want to move away from only doing guided meditationsComplete Nerd Fitness Academy Dumbbell Division 1 Workouts (3 workouts per week) - 3/3 workouts - still sore from doing push presses on Saturday.Walk/moderate interval training at least two times a week: 3/2 - three walks. Plus 1 12 mile bike rideEat at least 80% paleo: 7/7 - Ate out Sunday lunch, where I had a bowl of pho,
  5. Fourth Week Recap: Meditate at least 3 times a week, using the Headspace app to track meditations: 3/3 meditations, all using Headspace - I'm moving on to doing 15 minute meditations now!Complete Nerd Fitness Academy Dumbbell Division 1 Workouts (3 workouts per week) - 3/3 workoutsWalk/moderate interval training at least two times a week: 3/2 - three walks. Plus 1 bonus Yoga workout.Eat at least 80% paleo: 7/7 - Ate out Sunday lunch, but I had veggie soup and stir fry with no rice, so mostly Paleo. Had half a soda on Saturday night, but it made me feel so sick I didn't finish it! On track for
  6. 2/3 Dumbbell Workouts (which have a significant bodyweight component) - these are MUCH harder than the BBWW, and I couldn't complete workout B (which has 5 circuits as the second part of the workout, and I could only finish four). I also need to work on my grip strength, so I'll be doing some farmers walks on off days when my hands don't hurt. 2/2 walking workouts - I've gone on two long walks so far this week. I am less than 10 miles from Rivendell! I need to figure out how I'm going to celebrate when I get there - 458 miles is a lot of walking and exercise! 1/3 Meditations - I like to me
  7. Third Week Recap: Meditate at least 3 times a week, using the Headspace app to track meditations: 3/3 meditations, all using HeadspaceComplete at least 2 circuits of the Beginner's Bodyweight Workout at least 3 times a week: 3/3 BBWWsWalk/moderate interval training at least two times a week: 2/2 - one interval training workout and one 70 minute bike ride. Plus 2 bonus Yoga workouts.Eat at least 80% paleo: 6/7 - Ate out Saturday Lunch (Mexican food!) but otherwise was on track for 80% paleo.I also started doing yoga using the Yoga Studio app. It has pre-programmed workouts for strength, flexib
  8. 3/3 BBWW, 1/2 walking workouts, plus two yoga workouts (both an hour long). I need to figure out how I'm going to measure yoga, or if it's just going to be a "bonus" workout. I'm considering letting it count for a walking workout if I do at least an hour. I'm finding my muscles are really tight now that I'm strength training, so I kind of need the extra stretching time, especially in my shoulders/upper back. I don't want to set myself up for doing 7 workouts a week - that's not sustainable long term, and everyone needs off days. Maybe I"ll say 3/3 BBWW and 2 other workouts that I get to choose
  9. 2/3 BBW workouts, 1/2 walking workouts, plus an extra 1/2 workout for the yoga session. 5/7 Paleo days this week. We may go out for dinner tomorrow, so I'll have that as my one non-paleo meal. Only 1/3 so far this week on meditation, I need to get my butt in gear on that one. Noticed this morning that I am feeling my muscles more - not just because they're sore (which is less prominent today, taking an extra day to rest was a good idea), but because I am just more aware of how my body feels. I hope this is a sign of getting stronger. My BBW workout yesterday was really good - I am still doin
  10. Oooh. This is a good one. In honor of this challenge, when I walk this week, I will shut off the podcasts and just walk! Since I walk outside, it won't be "silent", but I will be much more aware of things around me. It will be an exercise in mindfulness, as well as being exercise!
  11. Taking a rest day today. Will get back on the BBWW tomorrow. Tried to do a squat and nearly fell over, I'm so sore, plus my hips and knees (and wrists) are hurting and swollen (which is never a good sign). Instead, I am going to do a nice stretchy yoga session to try to loosen up these muscles, and give myself .5 credit toward one of my workouts this week for doing so. It's "extra" exercise, so I won't be taking a true rest day, but will be taking care of my joints. Win win, even if I'm choosing to wait a day on another strength training workout. (Emphasis on choice. I am choosing this, beca
  12. Hi RFG! I really like how you're scoring this challenge - it's simple and straightforward and easy to remember. As for the moderation thing, maybe you need to have some substitutions for things you know you tend to grab? I know for avoiding soda, I started buying flavored (unsweetened) sparkling waters - not the kind that are like soda, but the kind (I think the brand is La Croix) that just have orange and sparkling water - no sugar or salt. They taste "soda-ish" and give me the fizzy fix without blowing my diet or sticking me with a huge sugar spike. (Also I can drink them at D&D night
  13. I've found, when I start feeling like that, the best thing to do is to start really small. 1 minute of deep breathing, for example, instead of thinking about how you're going to fit in a 10 minute meditation and a 30 minute yoga session and OH GOD ALL THE THINGS. But you can do one minute. In fact, one minute of deep breathing (in 4, hold 2, out 4, hold 2) may even make you work BETTER at all the assignments and things you have to do. Usually I get caught up in negative headspace ("you don't have time, you're failing at your goals, you can't do that now you have to do all the things") and I ne
  14. Hooray Nerd Fitness Academy! I joined too - I will be starting the bodyweight workouts next week. I'm going to finish this week with the "standard" beginner bodyweight workout since I've already done one workout and want to keep things symmetrical. I'm not sure how I'm going to build in a 20 minute walk AND a bodyweight workout (except on rest days, that's easier), but I'm going to try!
  15. Hooray gardening! I've gotten out of the habit because my commute/job hours are so long (and because it's just darn hot out in the summer), but I'm looking forward to doing more stuff outside once it cools off.
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