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  1. I am so excited by what i achieved last challenge! I am starting late but that wont stop me This challenge will be a step up challenge. Each week, depending how I go, I will add a little to my challenge. My aim is to defeat the level 1 boss by the end. So as well as working out twice a week (which is just my normal now!) I'm going to work on diet. I've been a bit down about being a coeliac lately. It take so much time and effort to eat now. I can improve that though. Week One: FRUIT! 2 serves of fruit every day. I need the fiber and the break from processed sugars! Week Two: 1.5 L water every day Week Three: 4 serves of veg every day. ( i know that the recommended is 5 but lets work up to that yeah?) Week Four: Exercise every day ie. find a light cardio to keep me moving in between body weight work outs.
  2. I am so proud of myself! Despite sickness is taking over my life (its winter and my kids keep bringing home diseases!) and nightshift (soul crushing nightshift that made me want to quit my job) I have still done my work outs! This is so so exciting for me. One more workout and I will have crushed that goal. First time properly completing a challenge. I think finding a time that suits (while the kids are in the bath I workout while supervising them. Body weight exercise FTW!) has really helped. Also guarantees I bathe my kids . I'm now at the point where I'm starting to plan my next challenge. I'm thinking of grading it IE. start with one thing (drink 1.5l water a day) and then the next week build on it (eat 5 serves of veg) then build on that (2 serves of fruit) then by the end I'm hoping to level up my fitness? I dont know if thats too soon. I think I need to find an activity to do on my non body weight days. I like running but itsa not safe here at night and the magpies keep swooping during the day even when its not spring. :/ Ideas would be great.
  3. The first week was a write off. everyone was sick so I was getting about 3 hours a night sleep. I have joined the academy though and found that the level one body weight workout is much more achievable for me. I think having a workout that I can actually complete even with minimal sleep and in my bathroom while the kids are in the bath is a big step towards victory. I find I tend to try and do everything on beast mode so I never get past the tutorial because I don't have the ability. I need to learn to take the easy path if it means making gains. I did manage to take my lunch with me to work but i found i wasn't taking enough. I need to take too much and be ok if I don't eat it i think because I'll just be looking for chocolate and biscuits if I don't. I'm on annual leave now so no issues for the next 2 weeks I have also been super strict with the no phone in bed. I took fb off my phone and have found so much time i didn't know I had. I can actually not know where my phone is in the house for HOURS at a time. The budget is coming along. I even did my taxes so am going well there. My hippie plastic free July is doing really well too. No straws, plastic bags (the major supermarkets in Australia have announced they will be phasing out plastic bags starting next year woohoo!), plastic bottles or coffee cups. I feel like I'm on the right path. I bought the NFA while in a sleep deprived delirium and sorta regretted spending the money but I do feel like the baby steps are helping. It's reminding me not to play on hard and not to rush through the story line. Just enjoy it. My daughter has a class on Friday so I'm thinking of talking to the manager about what class is a good one to join.
  4. Hi everyone! Many.....MANY years ago I used to do ballroom dancing. Life made this difficult and I haven't danced in a long time. My beautiful 4yo daughter started dancing earlier this year and I am so jealous! I've decided when i reach my goals I'm going to start dancing again. SO goals are all about getting energy and confidence! Keeping it super simple Goal 1: beginners body weight workout every 3 days. Shiftwork and kids means I don't recover as quick as I'd like. every 3 days is manageable without hurting myself or giving up from exhaustion Goal 2: Improve my sleep by not taking my phone to bed and turning off electronics half an hour before bed. Goal 3: Take my lunch/dinner to work with me every day. Pretty simple but pretty necessary! Goal 4: Track all my spending and create a budget by the end of the challenge (next time I'll try and stick to it ha ha) I'm also a bit of a hippie so am attempting plastic free July!
  5. Move here to Australia. It's just getting really warm now. hitting the 30's (umm like 80-90 in farenheit?) Although you can't run in the spring at all because of crazy attacking birds. ha ha. Sounds like you're doing really well!
  6. Yay! started! Kids sick, work hectic, offered a new job, my parents may be moving 7 hours away. O.O really what is going on here??? SO far ive managed 1 piece of fruit a day. Thats an improvement on the zero so i'll aim to up it next week. Didnt move at all yesterday between kinder (pre-school i think its called in other parts of the world? the year before school starts) orientation and work and kids getting sick but on track for today! Advent is up and down. doing somethign everyday when i havent planned well enough is very hard but we have bought stuff for the homeless and are going to buy toys for disadvantaged kids today!
  7. What a lovely tradition! We dont have a proper nativity, just a kids play one, but i might need to get one now!
  8. WOOO! Survived the last challenge! But onwards to better and brighter things! Diet: While continuing meal plans for dinners I want to increase the amount of plants I eat. The goal is to switch out snacks for fruit. 2 serves of fruit a day. Exercise: Continue with body weight x3 a week and yoga x3 a week. I strugggled to keep up last time but am hopeful I'll do better with the aim of finishing the 3 sets! Life: ugh, where do i start? I'm thinking sleep. So no taking my phone to bed. No screens. Plug my phone in with my alarm on the other side of the room. BONUS: I'm going to do a christmas advent with my kids (mostly the 4yo) showing Jesus love every day for 24 days. Big things like buying toys for other children to just writting nice letters to missionaries. Hoping I can fit it in! Again baby steps but important foundations. It's hard with 2 kids and shift work but then I signed up for this life. My husband was very supportive last time which made such a difference.
  9. Sounds great! Flexibility is an important part of life because nothing ever quite goes to plan.
  10. Thanks for all your support the last 4 weeks Manarelle. I will very much be back next challenge. I want to be able to complete a full 3 sets of the beginners body weight workout. So that will be my end goal for the next one. See you then!
  11. This week was hard. I found i was just tired all week. Maybe ongoing hayfever/ mild asthma from the pollen and storm? Maybe just I'm too old for double shifts? I did it though and I'm super proud. Have figured out that a strict meal plan doesn't work but a guide for dinners is useful. Really proud of sticking to the body weight workouts though! I haven't taken as much 'me time' as i planned though. I need to squeeze that in somehow. I'm tempted to get a cleaner once a fortnight just to take the pressure off.
  12. I did 2 rounds of the beginners body weight circuit! That's a victory for me! Ha ha seems small but huge for me. State wide health disaster means a surprise double shift. 1pm to 730am! Wow I'm exhausted
  13. Last week was not great but its a new week. I've done well keeping up with my meal plan. My husband even stepped up to help out with dinner. Just need some drive to get moving this afternoon after a few really long shifts!
  14. The dreaded nightshift. Its hard when its not a permananent shift. I worked a day shift Sunday then BAM! 3 nights. Back to days next week. I onyl get about 3 hours sleep a day when im on nights so I've scaled stuff back this week. Focused on getting a small amount of movement in each day, even if its just a minute of yoga postures or a plank. I was super organised with food though so my meal plan has been stuck to. woo! Think I'm calling in sick tonight. Its just too far to drive and my son has surgery on friday. I need to be awake for that. Self care is what its all about
  15. I'm the same weight as before kids but my shape has changed. Wider hips. Tummy pouch. You have to remember that pregnancy will leave different effects on everyone. Some people can not lose the pouch without going to extremes. Your body wanted a layer of fat for feeding those baby's and your hormones may not go back to previous.
  16. This challenge already I've been so good. I've rested on the days I need to rest and pushed it the days I've had the energy. With the kids being sick nothing else has been possible. We've stuck to our meal plan everyday except tonight. thats pretty good in my books. I've also finished so much sewing and felt connected to things again.
  17. I'm doing the beginners body weight exercise but need a lower impact warm up/ cardiovascular than jumping Jack's as I have a dodgy ankle (sprained it weeks ago but didn't stay off it and let it heal). Any ideas?
  18. Lasted 3 days so far! Night shift next week but at least im off to a good start.
  19. I haven't sewn in about 4 years. I had to give up my sewing space when my daughter was born. She's old enough to stay be ok around my sewing stuff now so out it comes! I'm mostly finishing old projects at the moment but am a tad obsessed with Annika Victoria's youtube channel atm! Day 1 here in Australia. Kids are being feral, everyone slept in, house is a mess. I have managed to order my fruit and veg online to be delivered tomorrow. Off to do my body weight workout.
  20. Hello! I am joining the assassins for the next challenge as I am focusing on body weight work. Now let me start off by saying i am a beginner. In fact, I am lower than a beginner. I had a rough pregnancy that i couldn't exercise at all during. Everything (especially my core!) has suffered. However after being diagnosed with coeliacs I am determined not to get osteoporosis so time to stress those bones and muscles! STATS Mother of 2, wife of 1 Shift working nurse 5 elevated pushups 10 lunges (5 each leg) 20 dumbell rows with 3kg 20 squats (about the only exercise i get with my kids ha ha) 10 sec plank PLAN Meal Plan: Every week have a plan and have shopped for it by the beginning of the week Beginners Body Weight Routine: 3 times a week Yoga 3 times a week Do something I enjoy every day (gardening, sewing, knitting, play piano) Simple but effective! I found a place in my town that does aerial hoop and silks classes I wanna try out so maybe as a treat if I do well this challenge?
  21. Thanks so much, Never been a strength person so I'm a tad out of my depth. It's a very fitting line for body weight exercise
  22. Skilled body weight people! I am starting body weight training to help prevent osteoporosis. I've had 2 kids. My youngest (who is now 1) had a rough pregnancy that saw me entirely give up exercise for the duration. I am so weak. I work as a nurse so day to day I'm pretty active. I'd hit 10,000 steps pretty easy but no strength at all. I tried the beginners body weight workout and could do 5 elevated pushups, 10 lunges, 10 sec plank. the rows and squats i was ok (squatting down to pick up stuff while holding a baby is pretty common lol). After that i could not keep form. So my question is do i attempt 3 rounds with smaller amounts of reps? do i try and do 1 round multiple times a day?
  23. Early night for me tonight. my 3yo woke me up at 4am. my eyes are falling out of my head. I did move up in my running. i did 90 sec runs instead of 60. i cant believe i actually did it. it's amazing what happens when you enjoy yourself when moving.
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