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  • Birthday 10/24/1986

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  1. So, I have my unicorn tracker. Yes, it is a notebook with a unicorn on it that has a Must Do List, Want to do List, Who to Call, Exercise, Outfit, and Water tracker on each page. I'm loving this little thing. I'm also loving my kids for keeping me active so far this week. 1 hour of shoveling + 30 minutes at a trampoline park on Monday; Tuesday - 30 minutes at the trampoline park again. Hoping to use the indoor basketball hoop or gym at the apartment tonight. It feels so good to be exerting myself physically. My writing challenge is in progress and my son gave me a
  2. It's overdue. I am starting fresh again. Things I have learned over the years: Routine is my friend Change can derail me hard The state of my home either reflects or impacts my mental state Music makes all the difference I can lean on others for help I am creating this battle log as a diary, a journal, a place to announce to the world that I am here. I don't have measurements, my tape measure is in a box somewhere. This will come soon. But I have my weight: 270 lbs My target: 150-160 lbs To give me a starting poi
  3. Good Afternoon All! I am looking to gather a potentially rag-tag group of folks for some 20 SOC to attempt Ultimate Obstacles. What is this adventure you say? It is a Ninja Warrior Training and Obstacle gym located in West Boylston, MA. Come for the adventure! At this time I do not have a set date/time in place as I'd like to explore interest. (Also posted on the Boston Nerd Fitness FB Page)
  4. Last week I managed to hit my fruit/veggie goal; 1x on the treadmill and 1x walking about for 30 minutes outside; and no body weight. I also slept terribly and did something to my knee. Not giving up, just frustrated. This week it will be 1 trip to the gym and I'll combine the treadmill and body weight there. Veggies are a little hit or miss with 2 nights this week without dinner veggies. Special time has actually been pretty awesome, my son volunteered to get up about 10 minutes earlier a couple times this week. We chatted, made lunches together, and have both
  5. Week 1: Epic Bust Goals: 1) Special Time: Actually happened and involved some Minecraft and chasing virtual sheep. 2) Running: 1 day 3) Bodyweight: Sort of...30 squats after hitting the treadmill 4a) After work Vegetables: 1 day 4b) Weekend Vegetables: Nope Why the epic bust? First thing Monday morning, I awoke with a nasty sore throat. In a rare twist of self-care, after going to work Monday, I decided if the sore throat was worse on Tuesday, I would stay home. It was worse, so I stayed home. I worked a few hours f
  6. After enduring nearly 4 months of non stop transition to end last year and start this one, stability has returned. Which naturally translates to "How do I improve my daily routine?" I joined the NF Academy for with the holiday survival pack and it essentially sat and gathered dust as my life imploded. I've got two targets of motivation this year: I bought a 6 flags season pass and I plan to take full advantage of every roller coaster they have. When I went last year with my nephew, I saw two women have to get off one of the rides because the harness couldn't close. I was terr
  7. Week of 8/28: Movement: 2/3...By the end of the week this was combination no energy and back-to-school. Then the weekend was playing the "broke college kid" stereotype. Where basically I bring my kids and a ton of laundry to my mother's house and we hang out for the day. Laundry at my apartment is $4.15 per load. While there, I played with the dog a bit outside, throwing bones but I don't feel like the counts much toward the movement goal. IFF: 7/7...This goal is going really well. There have been a couple of times where I consciously made the choice not to eat eve
  8. Status Update: Week of 8/21 Movement: 3/3 We hit the movement goal...somehow. I'm still a little confused how that worked out but I'll take it. Some time on the playground with the kids mostly. Which was nice, we had good weather for it. IF: 7/7 The IF is working out really well. The mindfulness from watching when I eat is translating into what I eat. The cascade effect in motion...Also, I have really been craving salads. Spanish: 7/7 The streak is strong and fun. I was really proud of myself when Duolingo said I was 2% fluent. Kind of
  9. As August winds down, my family is facing some transition. The problem is, it is not the period I was anticipating. At the beginning of August, we were looking at my husband getting a semi-promotion (due to someone leaving), a change in hours, a need for a new car, and my son starting middle school by the end of the month. Now, the kid starts school next week that is the only thing that hasn't changed. My husband job managed to bribe the guy leaving into staying, so no change in hours and they cut my husband's overtime. My job on the other hand is moving it's manufacturing to another
  10. The Big E is the Eastern States Exposition. It is basically a giant regional fair, tons of food, shopping, agriculture, and games. I'm enjoying the Duolingo so far and have a 4 day streak going (I haven't done today's yet). Luckily there are a number of people around me who speak Spanish, so I should be able to get some verbal learning in. Though I will need to create a second account for my son as he has been trying to steal my phone so he could try. On To the Status Update: 1: Movement...Last week was rocky but I did hit the goal, though 1 day was only 8 minut
  11. I'm posting late but have already been kind of working on my goals. As this is sort of a return to action, I'm going easy this round. Goal 1: 7 Minutes of physical activity, 3x per week This is a challenge presented to me by a life coach. Due to a flux of change, my physical activity dropped from running a couple times a week to pretty much nothing. So she presented me this challenge - just take 7 minutes. It's easier to commit to 7 minutes than to 20 or 30. This is the launch pad for my habit building. Goal 2: Engage Intermittent Fasting, 6-7x per week
  12. This challenge, I am aiming to go back to basics. I'll be mimicking the challenge in a binder, so I can track myself off-line (which tends to be more successful). Fitness Challenges: 1) Track Food Eaten - Not looking for quantities here, more of an "Small Salad" type thing. The idea behind this is to start a focus on mindful eating. Also, trying to see if there are triggers for "junk" days or the "Oh-God-I'm-Starving" days. I typically hate food journals, so I'm trying to make this as minimally painless as possible. Minimum - 20 Days Total / 5 x week Good - 24 Days Total / 6 x week Best
  13. This challenge was not an amazing success. Some more schedule changes; a dash of sickness; and a bit of crazy made this month less than fun. However it was good to feel like I needed to reach some goals. I did not hit my goals the way I wanted to but that's okay right now. Next challenge, I'm going to dig out my black binder that saw me through previous challenges and Pen and Paper my way through. Keep moving forward right?
  14. Congrats on the A's guys. I don't have a grade and I think I need to go back to my binder. I had a binder that hung out with me every day when I did challenges before. I kept better track of things that way since I'm more of a pen and paper writer than a digital writer. It was also good because I don't usually use computers on the weekends, so I still tracked. Next challenge goals are starting to wind through my brain.
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