HELLO OLD FRIENDS. HELLO NEW FRIENDS.
it's been ages since I've been here.
And I was so excited to start this challenge and then halfway through last week I was in the car or something and realized *F-BOMB* I FORGOT TO SET UP MY CHALLENGE! and then I forgot again. so, it's a 4 week challenge for me, I guess.
I'm trying to get things back in order. I've gained weight over the last 1 1/2 years and while some of it is muscle, some of it probably isn't. I'm still hecka busy at work, still hecka busy with my family and supporting my dad as he goes through some Big Health Things, and now I'm additionally hecka busy because I accidentally started / joined a community action group to focus on updating the comprehensive plan so we can have smart development in my little town.
BUT, I need to do some things. So, here's the situation:
* My parents went away on a weeks vacation. (no wait that's a different story)
* My former crossfit coach (the one who TRICKED ME into doing crossfit) got a full-time dream job as a kids PE teacher and stopped classes. So, I didn't really do anything in August at all except TKD.
* I found a crossfit class super close to my office, and signed up for that. They have a BIG ON RAMP / introductory jam, so I did 2-weeks of on-ramp one-on-one classes and this week went to my first full class.
* I also bought a big package, including an 8-week nutrition package. We'll see how this goes, I had been thinking about getting some nutritional consults/counseling before, and this is kind of all-in.
GOALS: overall, I need to get back in the habit of exercising frequently and paying attention to what I eat. Oh and also sleeping so I can be not-a-zombie.
Goal 1. Calendar and attend classes. write down what I'm going to do and then do it. This is important because I have to drive for 45 min. to get to cross-fit, and to do the 630AM class it's a little strugglebus.
Goal 2. Track food, somehow. (I have a sheet of paper for 3 days this week, but I also still have an app on my phone).
Goal 3. GET SLEEP. I've been super bad at getting to bed early early like I need to since my 5AM crossfit classes were cancelled and I could sleep in until 6 or 630.
that should do it for a late reentry. yeah? yeah.
backstory. I'm karinajean, 42, live in NY, commute to NJ about an hour each way where I manage projects and clean up hazardous waste. I joined the NFA in October 2013 and transitioned over to the big scary boards (ahem, these forums) in April 2014. Since I discovered NR, I've lost about 25 lbs, tore my ACL / had it replaced with a cadaver ligament and rehabbed it, ran a bunch of running things, took over instruction for a class at the dojo, started with some weight lifting, accidentally joined cross-fit, and have gained back all the weight I lost. CURRENTLY I practice tae kwon do several times a week, take weapons and boxing classes in addition, and have a long-time overarching fitness goal of doing good form push- and pull-ups.
cast of characters. Ella Olga Babygoat Torturekitty Murderclaws Tip Grundzilla - cat, sweet yet bites all the time, possibly an ensorcelled fae creature because that would actually explain her attitude best. // Twenty and Sixteen - stepdudes. One is at college and the other at home and with us 1/2 time. // Husband - or partner, or whatever. I live with him too.