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  1. Having to rest when we don't want to is the worst. I hope you are on the mend and back at it when your body is ready! Glad you have some support, that is always a really big help. You have the right mindset, focus on what can be done and don't beat yourself up over what can't
  2. I managed my 3 mile walk, a day of painting, and 2 skate nights last week so not bad active wise though I need to start keeping track of my "5 min" better. Dinks went over again, but I knew that was going to be a thing due to a birthday party I was attending. Fast food wasn't crazy, I can think of 2 but one was a 6" sub from subway so not exactly a burger and fries. This weeks goals - get back to tracking my 5 min of activity better, drinking at least 60 oz of water (even with crystal light) because that has fallen back a bit, and planning my drinks ahead of time so I can get closer to the number I want. In other news, I have started plotting out my fantasy novel (my first attempt at one), and I start my third stained glass class Tuesday. I am in the intermediate now so I am doing my own projects and trying to tackle new techniques and things. Really hoping to get my first art fair/booth this year around Christmas, but I keep seeing all these Halloween decorations in stores and wanting to try some designs for it.
  3. Things have been a bit crazy lately which is why there was a major lack of updates so a quick recap - What I have been doing well - water is still pretty on point, or at least way better than it had been. And my 5 min of activity is going pretty strong too, I am helping my grandmother pain her house and still skating fridays so I have been on my feet a lot. What I haven't been doing so well at - Drinks have been above the limit on the days I have drank, but I have only been drinking a couple nights a week. Fast food has been more than once but still not crazy. Mainly when I am in the middle of painting, ect it's just easier.
  4. Yesterday - Hit water intake goal My 5 min of activity was cleaning the basement, and doing some bodyweight squats while waiting for my coffee to brew (fighting a cold and yesterday was the worst day so far so I was really low energy) 1/3 adult beverages used Today - Water good so far 5 min of activity - practiced with my jump rope A beverage or two will be had as it's date night with the Mr. In general I have felt pretty bloated this week but that is due to the large increase in water intake, it'll calm down a bit next week as long as I keep things up. Still hate having to wake up at 3 am and use the restroom, lol.
  5. Not sure how you are with eating bulk meals, but it was always a bit too much of a repetitive thing for me. I know you aren't much of a fan of cooking but you may want to check out Pro Home Cooks on youtube. The guy has some really nice ideas on what meal prep can be, and I have grabbed a few of his recipes/made them my own. It helps with needing things cooked quickly, especially when the little ones want to eat RIGHT NOW, lol.
  6. Yesterday I hit all my goals, my 5 min of fitness was more like 25 min of carrying my computer and desk down two flights of stairs. Today has been another fairly solid day, I did a 3.7 mile walk, loaded up and then carried most of a bed and dresser up a flight of stairs, and put together the bed/dresser again and put it in place as well as built the desk for our guest room and put that in place. So plenty of activity, plenty of water, fast food part 1 of two (though it was a turkey and cheddar jalapeno bagel, which is far better than a burger or my McDonalds breakfast of choice) is burned. No beverages so far this week.
  7. So it's been quite some time since I was active on the forums. I started off this year quite well aiming to do better since my kido will only get more crazy moving forward (He is 2), focusing on small things that helped but didn't overwhelm me. I added NF coaching to the mix and it all came crumbling down somehow. Then I just let the slide backward continue for a bit. So I am going to try my first approach and continue to add on at my own pace. Current focus - Water before coffee, and before I start a meal. I am allowed seconds with no guilt but I must have another glass of water before I chow down further. 5 min of activity a day minimum. I actually love walking with the kido in a hiking backpack when it's nice enough out for him to join, if not I still get a 3 mile walk/jog in on Tuesdays, Roller Skating on Fridays and possibly one other day now that I have gotten my mom hooked too. But with these I want to make sure that I am doing something daily, be it some pushups and squats, or practicing with a jump rope or my skates. 3 Adult beverages a week - don't care if they are oversized, still only 3 Fast Food only once a week Those are my 4 weekly check list items for now. Hopefully I can get these down before I start night classes and our exchange student shows up Will do measurements soon, just didn't do it in the AM today.
  8. 4 blood draws and 2 days later and I can happily say I don't have the baby beetus! We started working from home at my office, which meant me switching to a different program than the one I have been comfortable with for the past 10 years. Fortunately I used it before while in school and I have an awesome co worker that has been a ton of help getting back up to speed. It has allowed me to get a bit of extra rest, ill be saving about 30.00 a week on tolls, and I don't require pants! But I'm sure my steps have gone down, and I need to focus more on getting a bit of exercise every day... It's just already so miserable outside. This weekend due to the impending apocalypse we are going to try to grab some vegetable plants from home depot or a nursery and plant them, so that will be at least a bit of a workout.
  9. I am still here, and alive, and doing fairly well with my goals This past week was a bit of a mess, and today the family and I decided to cancel my baby showers up in MI since it required me traveling so I am pretty bummed about that. I also failed the first glucose test for gestational diabetes so I need to go back Monday for the 3 hours one. I have been eating way too much sweets so after that phone call yesterday I sat down and made myself a proper meal plan structure. Tomorrow we shop for supplies (mainly cottage cheese, plain yogurt, berries/citrus, and veggies), and the Mr. is on board on making sure we get veggies in for dinner every night. I am staying away from the Barre class as an extra precaution since they have shut down most of Orlando in general, at least until we know if my risk is increased with the test on Monday. I did wash 3 pit bulls today though which totally counts as exercise, lol.
  10. This week has been going well, though I wasn't getting enough veggies still and my hunger is increasing (normal at this stage from what I am reading). After snacking on too many sweets during work yesterday I stopped at the store and picked up fresh veggies, yogurt dressing, and popcorn. Had a salad plate of fresh veggies with 2 tbs of the yogurt dressing and a few olives with my sandwich for lunch today, so my plan worked at least for today. I have taken walks every day this week, and today is my first Barre class of the week. I also charged my fit bit so I can keep a better eye on my heart rate during the workout. I also gave myself a head start for the morning twice so far this week, didn't manage it last night but I also worked from home today so only needed comfy pants
  11. I wholeheartedly agree with this statement!
  12. So this weekend I got myself to my first Barre class, I read that it was a good choice for pregnant ladies and found a groupon. While it was completely out of my normal realm everyone was extremely nice, it kicked my ass (need to wear my fitbit to better watch my HR this week), and I'm not so sore that I hate my life. These classes will be my workouts for the remainder of this challenge Last weeks final scores: Walks 4 of 4 Workouts 1.5 of 2 (I did a BW workout but it was rushed and kinda lame so only half credit) Veggies, not sure the exact count but it was at least 5 of 7, so pretty decent. I also managed to set out my clothes for today last night before bed, and the Mr. and I had a super productive Sunday. The downstairs nesting marathon is almost complete
  13. Still on track with things overall, though my next day prep still eludes me. Tuesday I made myself veggie stir fry with egg over rice for dinner, and last night we made homemade stroganoff and I chopped up a cucumber salad to have with it. Yesterday I got a couple short walks in but it was too warm and sticky to enjoy my usual longer walk around lunch time, and I didn't get in my first workout but I'll be tacking that today. To tally things out so far this week: Walks - 2 of 4 Workouts - 0 of 2 Fruit/Veggies every day - 3 days
  14. So far so good this week. Got my walk in and helped the Mr. get the crib upstairs yesterday so he can put that together today. Veggies were on the low end Monday, but I basically skipped lunch and we had breakfast for dinner. I at least got a decent amount of protein in which was difficult at the start of my pregnancy. Today I'll be taking some time to do some bodyweight work and light KB arm exercises to see how sore I am the following days and help gauge where I'm at. Didn't make my 9:30 get ready for the day thing happen last night, mainly because I crashed early which I'll allow right now considering the circumstances, lol.
  15. Those are some good ultimate goals, I remember when I hit 200 on my squat and felt like a tiny god For the lifting goals you may want to work in some additional accessories post cross fit once you get the classes down. Floor press for bench and leg press/speed squats/pause squats helped improve my numbers really well. Good luck!
  16. .TIFF

    RES: FEeD me

    Showing up late but really liking your challenge, and never realized you were a fellow FL resident up until now. I give you props on the mud run, I did one a couple years back and felt way too short to do a lot of the obstacles safely, lol.
  17. So I wrote up a bunch of stuff last week for this and then didn't touch my computer once I got home to start it properly. I have been MIA for a while, mainly due to the fact that I couldn't seem to even think of goals I wanted to tackle let alone put them down and keep up with them on here. Yesterday marks week 23 of my pregnancy, and I am happy to say things are going well and all is normal this go around I have however also stopped working out, haven't been to the gym this whole pregnancy and as I get further along I know I need to start getting a bit more in my routine. I have at least been trying to get walks in at work, as well as getting the house ready for a kid, so not all has been lost. Time to get back to some basic habits and start getting prepared for the big change come June. For the next 5 weeks I want to get this done: 2 workouts in per week - can be upper/lower/full body, don't care just two days where I do a fitness thing. 4 days of 30 min of increased heart rate, my Doc's only restriction is max hr of 143, so very boring cardio it is. (putting furniture together for the nursery/major cleaning also counts) Eat fruit/veggies every day. While my diet hasn't been terrible and I am gaining weight at a healthy pace I need to make sure I am getting veggies in. My not so fitness but kind of related goal is to work on my pre bed routine so that my mornings start off a bit easier/better, so I will be setting my alarm for 9:30pm and that will be my "get your shit together for tomorrow alarm". Pretty damn simple, mainly because I need to make everything a habit again. Terry always has your back with fitness so he is my spirit guide for this round.
  18. HI!!! Now I am sad and went all MIA due to my (very wanted) parasite.... You saying hi on IG has brought be back, and with a better username The Mr. completely understands how bad twitter can be, for a while he was sucked into that and we both agree it gives you brain worms, so good on your for getting out. I also wish I wasn't due 2 months prior to your adventure challenge course because I would totally at least do that hike with you.
  19. So I decided to try out Keto again because that seems to be the only diet I can stick with for a decent amount of time that gives me good results... Here is hoping. I also found my new fav keto breakfast, full fat cottage cheese with tomato/cucumber/red onion salad and half an avocado. Last week wasn't as good as it should have been, but I wasn't lazy too often. Yesterday was so nice I even got some work done on the front porch, so while I didn't walk I didn't just sit and play video games which is a win overall. Weekly Stats - Week 2: Mile Goal Hit Mon [ ] Tue [ ] Wed [ ] Thur [ ] Fri [ ] Sat [ ] Sun [ ] Workouts 1 [ ] 2 [ ] Tracked Food/Stayed in Calorie Goal Mon [ ] Tue [ ] Wed [ ] Thur [ ] Fri [ ] Sat [ ] Sun [ ]
  20. The Mr. kind of ruined my plan so I didn't have the lamb Friday, but I did make it for myself last night and I get the leftovers too! Haven't been on top of my walks but I did get a decent amount of calories burned from cleaning out the closet in the front and organizing things yesterday. I had to get up super early and get the Mr. to the airport for his work trip so that put me off kilter. Ordered some wall hooks to finish up the closet and then I am moving on to another couple projects that have needed to get done for some time.
  21. Yesterday I clocked in almost 5 miles total. Even got a bit of running in, and by bit I mean like 30 seconds, lol. I jogged a decent amount as well but it felt more difficult than it has lately, limbs just felt heavy. Today like every day after I jog/run during my walks my left knee is angry, and even my ankle is not happy so I will be icing it today and foam rolling my calves. Making lamb tenderloin chops (I think, the ones that look like mini T-Bone steaks) with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted green beans tonight, super excited.
  22. Wednesday was a rest day that I didn't plan but did need. Ended up taking a 4 hr nap, which I don't do naps really ever so my body was telling me something. I also got a lot of training in/portfolio work, and while I went out for lunch I came home with half of it so my portion control was pretty spot on. A bit disheartened today because I feel like I am making no progress on the scale, just found out I didn't get the job I applied for, frustrated with life... Got out for my AM walk with Fish though, and I will be doing jogging/walking intervals this evening once it cools down a bit.
  23. Yesterday I got both walks in, ate properly, and started a 3D modeling tutorial up to try to get some new portfolio pieces because to get a lead job you have to be amazing... but then you end up checking and fixing everyone else's stuff and don't produce for three years... and then you need to be amazing again because you need a new job.... evil cycle. Anyway, that may be my main focus instead of the PT stuff, while I hate modeling now it is the best way to a good income I have in my toolbox.
  24. This weekend was a bit too chill, but the Mr. will be out of town for a few days for work over this weekend so we went out and enjoyed vegging out together. Really my downfall was adult beverages, so I am going to try my best to stay away from them for a bit. Last week I had 251 active minuets over the previous week for a total of about 300 with about 48.4k steps total. A huge improvement overall to my activity level. Even the Mr. noticed I have been pretty consistent with exercising. Weekly Stats - Week 1: Mile Goal Hit Mon [x] Tue [x] Wed [0] Thur [x] Fri [ ] Sat [ ] Sun [ ] Workouts 1 [ ] 2 [ ] Tracked Food/Stayed in Calorie Goal Mon [x] Tue [x] Wed [x] Thur [x] Fri [ ] Sat [ ] Sun [ ] Notes: Monday - I ate too little, over compensated due to knowing we were having hot dogs for dinner so I skipped lunch, then forgot pre bed smoothie. I did track in MFP.
  25. I am back, following, and.... I love all of it, and if you want tips on your Deadlift game let me know, it was my favorite thing to hate. *would do just about anything for a good truffle pecorino or cheddar...
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