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  1. Day 16 (I think I lost a day in here somewhere...) 2 mile easy run this morning. Caught a cold from one of the tiny humans, but I didn't let it get in the way. Have my entire day planned out in myfitnesspal. Stretching in 5, 4, 3, 2...
  2. Day 12, 13 - no cardio tracked my food stretched 1 of the 3 days. Blah weekend. But changing things up this week! Day 14 Workout: Bodyweight level 4 from the academy. Working on losing some body fat. I have built a significant amount of muscle over the past 10 months and I'm getting discouraged because I can't see much of it. I want to see what's under all of this fluff! Tracked everything, even the waffles and peanut butter I scarfed down after lunch. Stretched after my workout.
  3. Day 11 Tracked, no stretch, no workout. No excuses, just didn't make time for it! Day 12 Workout: Deadlift 165# 3 x 5 Push Press 90# 5 x 5 Lunges 55# 3 x 16 Pull ups 3 x max (doing slow decline in a pull up progression. Working towards my first unassisted) Reverse Crunch 3 x 10 Shuttle Runs 1:00, 1:00 x 5
  4. Finished off day 9 great! Stayed well within my calorie goal, tracked everything, and stretched really well. Finished my daughter's blanket, and I'm just about done with my next book! So far I'm completely on track with this challenge. Day 10 Woohoo! I hit double digits! In my mind I always set mini goals. 10 consecutive days of hitting my goals was my first one. My next one is to make it to the end of week 4. Week 3 is always my "hump week" and is usually when things start to fall apart. Not this time! Week 3 also happens to be Thanksgiving week, which I am going into with
  5. Day 9 Cardio day. I decided it was time to give the Elliptical a break and try out my calf on a run. 3.15 miles in 35:49. My calf felt great the whole time. About the stretch and then tackle my day!
  6. Day 6: Tracked my food and stretched. Skipped my cardio! Read some of a new book and I'm almost done with my daughter's blanket. Day 7: Tracked my food. Active rest day...nailed it! Ha ha! Read and work some more on the blanket. Day 8: DEADLIFT DAY! Workout: Deadlift 3x5 165 Push Press 5x5 85 Pull ups 3 x max Reverse Crunch 3 x 10 Shuttle Runs 1:00, 1:00 x 5 Jump Rope :30, :30 x 5 I did NOT want to workout. I was good until I stepped into the garage gym, and that's when the "I don't want to workout"s hit me! Took me until push press for it to flip. Then I was
  7. Day 5 Workout: Bench Press 5x5 110 Back Squat 5x5 115 Push ups 3x10 planks :60 x3 Squat thrusts :30,:30 x 5 Skipped jump rope because of my right calf. Didn't injure it again, but I could feel it change in the last :30 of squat thrusts. Going to stretch, foam roll, and ice today to stay ahead of it. My entire day is planned out for food. I will update this evening on adjustments if I have to make any.
  8. Day 4: Cardio day. Only had about 30 minutes so I used a shorter, but harder pre-programmed elliptical workout. Rough, but I made it through. My legs, not so much! All stretched out! Off to the craziness of this day! It's day where good choices are a must! Update: I tracked all of my food. Made some choices today that weren't great, but I'm owning them. It was a hectic day! Back to it 100% tomorrow!
  9. Day 3 DEADLIFT DAY!!! My favorite day! Workout: Deadlift 3x5 @ 165 (ready to increase next week? How exciting!) Push Press 5x5 @ 85 (Max is 95, but working back up after shoulder injury) Lunge 3x16 45# bar - having trouble with my right knee today? Freaking weird. Pull-ups 3 x Max - I cannot do a normal pull-up so I do jumping/slow decline. Any pointers would be great! Reverse Crunch 3 x 10 End of the day update: Food choices: seriously, who eats almost 2 full bags of popcorn? This girl! Not only can I not get enough of it, but it's nice when I feel like I need to eat but I do
  10. @knightwatch, thanks! Today was pretty great as well! Sore. Holy DOMS! Day 2 recap: I was up at 5:03am , just after my husband linked me some article about how discipline starts with getting out of bed on the first alarm! A girl can take a hint! Gosh! Coffee, news, then off to workout! 50 minutes later and pretty far into a new book while on the elliptical = approximately 650 calories blazed! Food was completely tracked. Great choices were made. I had a moment where one wrong decision could have spiraled my entire day, but instead of the child's Halloween candy, I decided on my gig
  11. Thanks @ChairmanDavey. The calf strain in August has been a serious downfall for me. It's a lot better than it was, but not 100%. I have always neglected my calves, but it's time to change that. Woke up ready to go this morning! I'm starting some of my lifts out with low weight. Due to injuries over the last few months, I am working back towards my max weights. Day 1 Workout: Barbell Bench Press 5x5 105/110/110/110/110 (up 5lbs! Broken Plateau!) Back Squat 5x5 (previous max 135) 105/105/105/105/105 Push Up 3x10 Plank :60x3 Squat Thrusts :30,:30 x5 Jump Rope :30,:30 x5
  12. Mission I'm spent the last few months on an up and down, and my mission this challenge is to break the unhealthy habits, and start the healthy ones again. I am absolutely disgusted with how badly I've gone off the beaten path, especially these last two weeks. I have been fighting injuries, and using them as an excuse to get out of a workout, instead of adjusting for the injury. No excuses. It's time to fix this! I want to lose at least the 5lbs I put on in the last 2 months. I want to get back into my routine of strength training 3 days/cardio 3 days per week. I want to stop
  13. Quests Recap! 1) Track food/calories intake every single day by accurately measuring food and entering everything into MyFitnessPal Track at least 80% of the challenge (+1 CON) 2) Exercise 6 days a week: 3 strength days, 3 cardio/HIIT days B - Finish above 90% of workout schedule (+1.25 STR, +1.25 DEX, +1.25 CON) 3) STRETCH IT OUT Big fat Fail! Ha ha! I didn't do a single day of yoga. Life quest recap I didn't finish Clash of Kings, but I did read 4 young adult (ha ha ha) novels in a span of 2 weeks. ( +2 WIX) ~ Even thou
  14. Thanks for checking in! Life has been crazy hectic! The challenge is going good, I just haven't had the time to log in and update. I will try to get on and update in the next day or two!
  15. Week 2 went okay. My workout partner was out of town, but I got 3/6 of my workouts done for the week. I tracked all of my food for the week but I went over my calorie goal twice, and didn't track the whole day for 1 of those days. I've been stretching after my workouts, but I haven't even done a single day of yoga. I will probably adjust that goal to just keep stretching well after my workouts. I have officially put down the Game of Thrones series, because I can't seem to keep myself interested long enough to read more than a page. I did, however, join a summer program with my ki
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