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  1. Hmmm I think I'll check out that youtube channel! Right now I can't afford classes or a gym membership so I'm sticking with what I can do for free. Thanks for the tips!
  2. Read for 20 minutes today. WORKOUT Rest Day FOOD Breakfast - Eggs, salsa & avocado 1/2 Lunch - Burrito bowl Dinner - Frittata & apple Snacks - Mixed nuts, cookies & ice cream - FAIL Had a stressful day at work and then was craving sweets so I binged on cookies and ice cream This has been my problem area for a while now - binging. Any advice on how to deal with it? I'm thinking about trying to make biking or walking my go to anecdote because I think doing something outside (or i guess really anything that doesn't require staring at a computer screen, which is what I do at work all day) Running I don't enjoy so much yet so it wouldn't work. . . I'm certified as a LEED Green Associate and so to keep it, I have to earn 15 credits of courses every two years. I have a year left, and have only gotten one credit. Procrastinator much? YES. To punish myself for diet screw ups like this this challenge, I'll make myself earn one additional credit. To earn a credit you have to read a bunch of info on a topic and then take a test on it. I don't enjoy studying and taking tests, but need to get it done so I think it might make a useful punishment. Thoughts?
  3. Good for you! I LOVE that you're putting your health first and are determined to keep up your good habits when you go to Dallas! I've heard a lot of great things about yoga, but have never actually tried it. It's on my fitness bucket list.
  4. TODAY'S WORKOUT Jogged a total of 17 minutes and didn't start walking until after 12 minutes. Makin' progress! Total (jogging & walking) I went 2.8 miles. Slow and steady! Interval Circuit 10 Backward lunges followed with single arm press (both legs) 10 Hollow Rocks 10 Single leg deadlifts 10 burpees x3 FOOD Breakfast - Eggs, salsa & avocado 1/2 Lunch - Burrito bowl (black beans, corn, rice, spinach, salsa, avocado 1/2, chipotle sauce) Dinner - Frittata & apple Snacks - Mixed nuts My food log for the rest of the week should be exactly the same as today's since I batched cooked lunch and dinner last night. Hopefully, it'll stay this boring and ice cream and other horrible things won't show up on the log! Also, drew for 30 minutes today so all goals are complete!
  5. So fun discovery - I'm less fit than I thought! Haha good thing I'm gonna change that! For today's workout I did some pushups and could only do 3 consecutively. I thought I could do at least 5, but guess not! Also, my run was more of a slow jog with walking breaks. So here's to changing that! TODAY'S WORKOUT Jogged a total of 16 minutes. There was plenty of walking in between, but I stopped my watch during that time. Interval Circuit: 15 squats 15 situps 15 pushups x3 FOOD Breakfast - Eggs, salsa & avocado 1/2 Lunch - Eggs, avocado 1/2, and sweet potato hash + apple Dinner - Frittata Snack - almonds Wow, i ate a lot of eggs today! Oddly enough I'm not tired of them! Reading goal check! Read a chapter from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. I highly recommend it to introverts who geek-out on personality stuff like myself! It's SUPER good! STARTING MEASUREMENTS These are higher than my starting measurements from previous challenges - which were over a year ago. Guess I got extra inches to lose this time around Biscep: 13" Chest: 40.25" Hips: 42" Waist: 35.25" Butt: 42.75" Thigh: 25.75" Calf: 15.5" Day 1 has been a success so bring on day 2!
  6. Great goals - they're very similar to mine so i'll be following along! I'm also now the heaviest I've ever been and so am also feeling motivated to change that. Also, your future home in China is SWEET!!!! I'm super jealous!!!
  7. I just finished grad school, landed a job, and am now starting to ease myself into adulting and feeling out my new home! In the past, I've always let school (and the stress that comes along with it) get in the way of me bettering myself physically and otherwise. Now that that excuse is gone, I've got nothin' but laziness standing between the me of today and the me of tomorrow. Now I need to muster up some motivation and just do it! GOALS: 1. NO GRAINS Exceptions: Rice. Also, I'll allow myself a beer on the weekends and an occasional lunch out with coworkers during the week 2. EXERCISE 5-6 days per week My plan is to do a combo of strength and running. My goals are to increase my running distance (currently 1.5 miles) and pushup #. I'd love to get back to a 5k by the end of the challenge and 10-15 pushups as well. 3. LOG Everyday - Food+Exercise on here 4. IMPROVE MYSELF Either read or draw or both for 20+ minutes every day I'll post stats Sunday! GOOD LUCK YA'LL!!
  8. Nice goals! Hiking the world is awesome. I'm super jealous. Good luck this challenge!
  9. In the previous challenge I did the 3 week superhero challenge during my nf challenge. The superhero challenge requires you to check in daily on the website and log your water intake, diet, and exercise. During those weeks, I met my nf goals perfectly. After those weeks ended, I didn’t do so well. Moral of the story: accountability is HUGE!! it keeps you focused on the goal and is something I need to do more of – sooo that’s the plan for this challenge: GOALS: Log food intake and exercise DAILYDoesn’t matter what food I eat this challenge, as long as I log it. When I give myself food restrictions, I set myself up for failure (aka last 2 challenges). So everything is possible this time around. Also, to keep myself moving in the healthy direction, I want to reward myself for turning down temptations. So every time I’m tempted and choose not to indulge, I’ll put 50 cents in a jar for some new workout shorts/tank. At the end of this challenge, I’ll hopefully be able to go shopping! I will also log my exercise daily. Not so much because I need motivation and accountability, but more so I can measure my progress. I typically do HIIT and running for my workouts so logging my times daily, will be a good way to measure my progress. Continue to improve my 5k timeAt the end of the last challenge, I cut it to 29:35. Last challenge I also discovered that I can reasonably cut off 15-30 seconds a week. So this time around my goals is to reach 26:30 - 28:00 minute 5K. To reach this goal I plan to run a 5K 1-2 days per week and do shorter runs or sprints 3-4 days per week. I’ll do some HIIT strength training this challenge as well. I’m aiming to exercise 4-6 times per week. Side Note: I’m running a Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving so I want to cut my time as much as possible before then. Also, I want to beat at least one of my 2 sisters in that race! Probably not both though cuz one’s a crossfit beast. Stay caught up on schoolwork and make progress on my thesis weeklyUp to now, the semester hasn’t been too daunting, but that is quickly changing. I slacked a lot on my thesis earlier this semester since I didn’t really have any deadlines and now I’m starting to face the consequences as December4th is quickly approaching. Technically, it’s not due till April, but I need to be at a good point by December because I also have to do a final design project next semester. Doing both of those in one semester is a recipe for disaster, so gotta be proactive now.
  10. Interval running is tough, but it's great cuz the pain is shortlived. I run for the breaks! Plus, over time doing intervals improves your endurance. I've been doing 1/4 mile sprints run followed by a .05 mile walk 4 times and that's been helping me cut my 5k time. Keep up the good work!
  11. Week 4 Update: This past week was the last week of the superhero challenge. I didn't follow it perfectly (after day 18 I kinda caved. . .oops), but overall thought it was a good experience which I learned a lot from - nutrition wise and exercise wise. PALEO - Failed it. I started off great, but then I went home for fall break and didn't eat paleo much at all. I feel kinda bad about it since it was my goal this challenge, but not too bad. I don't go home very often and enjoyed trying out the new sandwich shop, cupcake shop, etc. at home. I DO need to work on portion control though and definitely ate more than I should have. That might be a good goal to consider for next challenge especially with the holidays coming. EXERCISE - Got all my workouts in! My 5k time this week was 30:42. So shaved off 30 seconds from last week's time. If I can continue to cut my time by 30 seconds each week, I should be at 29:45 by the end of the challenge. That's not quite where I was hoping to be when I created this challenge, but that's ok cuz it's still progress! Plus, getting my time under 30 minutes is awesome! THESIS - Did some research last week. Planning to do some writing this evening. Should have done the writing a week ago, but sometimes most of the time motivation is hard to come by. Impending deadlines are good motivation boosters though! haha
  12. Is there a motivation charm? Cuz without one of those, that time turner won't do me any good!
  13. Great job beating your PB! Woohoo!! I think your goals for the second half of the challenge look good! Giving yourself a schedule is really smart. I've found that I work much more efficiently when I have a schedule set. Without one, I rarely get anything productive done.
  14. Time for mid-challenge measurements: Starting Measurements: Current Measurements: Change: Weight: 171.5 lbs Weight: 169 lbs Weight: -2.5 lbs Waist: 33.25" Waist: 32.5" Waist: -0.75" Hip: 39.75" Hip: 38.5" Hip: -1.25" Chest: 38.75" Chest: 38" Chest: - .75" Butt: 41" Butt: 40.5" Butt: -0.5" Thigh: 22.75" Thigh: 22.25" Thigh: -0.5" Calf: 15.25" Calf: 15.25" Calf: 0 Bicep: 12.5" Biscep: 12.25" Biscep: -0.25" Avg of 0.57" everywhere. Tracking measurements makes tracking weightloss more fun and rewarding. I have a hard time getting excited about " I lost 2.5 lb in 3 weeks". The measuring tape makes it real and you can literally see everywhere the weight loss is happening. I'm pumped and ready for week 4!
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