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TWburn

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  1. 12 interval HIIT: 30 seconds high, 1 minute low, alternating burpees and jump rope every other 30 seconds. Done! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. @jaex, yes!! Let's do this! (I'm terrible at RP, but I figured I'd step out of my comfort zone and give it a shot!) Thanks! I had a date with my foam roller after my run this morning and I feel great! Maybe yoga this afternoon (to lessen the strain on support). @Robpocalypse, I dropped from 135# to just the bar. Maybe I will try that with front squats tomorrow and see how it goes. Thanks for be tips! I'll do my best to help push the line! Let's kick some alien butt! [emoji119] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Let's rock this! Leg is holding up well, got my run in and I'm ready to go! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It's doing pretty good this morning. Decided on an easy run (no intervals quite yet, maybe Wednesday) to get everything warmed up. Still feeling a little tight in the upper quad but definitely getting better! Thanks for checking in Phoenix! Day 1 off to a great start! Had a bad night sleep, a lot of things on my mind but got up and started my day out right anyway. My legs felt so heavy. Foam rollers are evil inventions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Did your rogue fairy make it? My detour fairy showed up again. I'm giving my leg until tomorrow to start working back into my workouts. And when the challenge starts Monday I will work into it all slowly as to not cause any more injury. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I appreciate all of the advice! I've learned about the sneakiness of the pulled muscle. I definitely caught it before it pulled too much so it's not too sore tonight. I stretched it a little bit but I tried my best not to overdo it because I was afraid of making it worse. As far as my squats, if I go slightly wider than shoulders, toes straight I can get to 90, but my balance... I start to fall backwards. I'm not a little lady and I think my center of gravity is just...let's say off! Ha ha! I have a video of my squats from a few weeks ago. Let me see if I can find it, and I will post it tomorrow. Otherwise I will have to take a new one Friday. My stance has been slightly wider than what most people do with toes further out. The balance is the bigger issue. My hips don't hurt while I'm doing squats, and it's weird because it actually gets better as I add weight during my warm up sets. I have been playing with where my feet are and trying to focus on my form more recently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. So, my right quad is dead. It definitely wasn't ready for weighted lunges today and as soon as I felt it pull, I dropped to my knee and released the muscle. Holy hell! Looks like ice, ibuprofen, and my foam roller are going to be my best friends for the next 3 or 4 days. It felt great during warm up and I probably should have stayed on the safe side and just done non-weighted lunges. It's definitely not as sore as it was after sprints last Friday. But, on a brighter note, I finished everything else that wouldn't aggravate it! Disappointed in not realizing my body wasn't ready for certain exercises yet, but glad I got a decent workout in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Off to the Rack! Lifting a bit lighter today since my workout partner/husband is out of town. Think, "Don't drop the bar...don't drop the bar"!

  9. Awesome! Thanks for the recommendation @Why Not? I know that you should always warm up, especially if you're working out just after waking up. I know better in that department. The one thing I am having a little bit of trouble with is finding the right exercises to increase mobility in my hips. Squats have been killing me, and is the reason why I dropped from 135# back down to just the bar (slightly intimidated that I just admitted my squat weight in a public forum) 0.0 . I figured I would give that a try, work on my form some more and maybe try and find a stance that was a bit more forgiving on my hips. I even entertained the idea of hack squats (shudder...going downhill backwards quickly). I started out at 95# back in the first week of February, and I don't know if I jumped weight too quickly, or if I really just haven't been focusing on stretching my quads enough. I'm leaning towards the latter. So any advice is welcome and appreciated at this point.
  10. The Rogue fairy is my new favorite! I'm hoping her/his buddy will bring me some kettlebells, ropes, and tires soon! But, I can't get too ahead of myself...I'm recovering from super tight (read - I suck at stretching) hip flexors and an overstretched quad (read - this idiot rocked out 12 sets of interval sprints on already sore quads 15 minutes after waking up and no warmup). I dropped my squat weight to just the bar, and weightless lunges until I get get everything back under control. I should post all of my current workout weights so I can see my gainz over the next 6 weeks. I'm excited to get back into the NF Community though. 7 months away from you fantastic rebels is too long!
  11. Starting Weight: 184.7 Starting Body Fat%: 40.2% Starting BMI: 29.7 Neck: 14 Arms: R-14.2 L-14.2 Chest: U-36.5 O-40.5 Waist: 41 Hips: 43.25 Thighs: R-27.25 L-27.5 Calves: R-15 L-15.25 And, my before photo Current Max weight: Deadlift 135# Push press 85# Weighted lunge 45# Pull-ups max 6 (banded) Bench press 100# Back Squat 135#
  12. I may not be super quick but I've got the 5 D's down! Assault: my cardio days revolve around interval sprints. Challenge
  13. Mission My mission for this year is to meet my weight goal of 140lbs. Get stronger (some fairy dropped off a half rack and rogue weights in my garage...no excuses now!) . Finish a bunch of NF Challenges (this place is fantastic, and all of these rebels are super supportive and give pretty awesome advice). Just have fun! (maybe I will sign myself up for a spartan sprint, or a mud run this year). Quests 1) Track food/calories intake every single day by accurately measuring food and entering everything into MyFitnessPal (+3 Con) A - Track 100% of the challenge, and stay within 1400-1800 calorie goal (fluctuates depending on day) (+3) B - Track at least 90% of the challenge, and stay withing 50 calories of goal (+2) C - Track at least 80% of the challenge, and stay within 100 calories of goal (+1) 2) Exercise 6 days a week: 3 strength days using NF Barbell Batallion | 3 Cardio/HIIT training days (+2 STR, +2 DEX, +2 STA) A - Finish 100% of workout schedule ( +2, +2, +2) B - Finish above 90% of workout schedule (+1.25, +1.25, +1.25) C - Finish above 80% of workout schedule (+.5, +.5, +.5) 3) Drink 3/4 to 1 Gallon of water per day and STRETCH (+3 CON) A - Water goal reached and stretch every day (+3) B - Water goal & Stretch 90%+ (+2) C - Water goal & Stretch 80%+ (+1) Life Quest Read a book (+3 Wisdom for finishing a book of my choosing. Must be a chapter book and be at least 500 pages long)
  14. Popcorn in a wok? Do explain, because I'm popcorn illiterate. I've tried the paper bag in the microwave method, and failed so hard that I've been scared to try anything else. Even though my son loves orville movie theater butter, I do not.
  15. It's been an incredibly long time since I've graced these forums. I've missed the friendly support and chatter that comes along with the rebellion. I will be doing a lot of lifting, a little bit of cardio so I figured this is the place for me. The scouts pretty much left me in the dust as I fell out of love with running, and I will be completely honest...the warriors scare me slightly. Glad to be back! I will pass on the s'more. Anyone got any steak?
  16. 3 days back on track. Workouts done, even when I'm not feeling it. 1 gallon of water per day...check! Snacking on green beans and cottage cheese...check! Starting to feel better again!
  17. After some much needed though about the direction I'm going in, I have decided to go play with the Rangers for this next challenge. I like to run, I'm just not loving it right now. I want to run, but I want to lift heavy things too. So, I'm going to go be an inbetweeny for this next challenge. I will definitely be following my favorite scouts, like a stalker, though! Ha ha! Also, I WILL be back. I wouldn't trust any other group of people to help me through training for a half-marathon!
  18. Good Morning, Rangers! I've been Scouting around since I joined NerdFitness, but after a long hard look at the last 6-8 weeks I have realized that as much as I like to run and do mindless cardio, I like to lift more. At this point my main go is to finish my second 6-week challenge. I'm planning on putting a healthy mix of strength training (moving towards heavy lifting and more warrior-like tendencies), and running/elliptical work (my scouting abilities). I believe that lands me here, with the Rangers. I'm looking forward to starting this next challenge with all of you! My ultimate goal is to, incidentally, wind up back with the scouts to complete a half-marathon pushing my daughter, who has Cerebral Palsy. Hopefully adjusting my strategy will help me accomplish that goal over the next year.
  19. Thanks for checking in @Terinatum! I'm a mess! I am always a mess when my better half is away. My priorities have moved to making sure my kids are happy and occupied. Currently working on Halloween prep. Most who follow me know that my daughter has Cerebral Palsy. I decided to turn her walker (gait trainer) into something. My son wanted to be Marshall from Paw Patrol so I made my daughter Skye from paw patrol, and I built her the helicopter. Still needs a few details finished up, but it turned out awesome. It will also light up under the wings and tail. So, this and some other small projects have been keeping me busy and moving so I'm at least not wallowing on the couch with a plate full of cookies. Now I just need to get back into my routine, and hopefully I will feel better.
  20. Holy derailment! My parents came into town since my hubs is out of town. Ugh. I am officially pulling out of this challenge. Not because I don't want to do it but because i feel like posting and keeping up with all of this will distract me right now. I need to focus on getting back on track, and focus on time management. I will check back at the end of the challenge and decide whether I'm joining the next one. Good luck in the rest of the challenge everyone!
  21. Oh my God! What are those? They look incredible!
  22. Sorry about the promotion. Sometimes you have to do what's best for you. Who cares who gets mad along the way! Good job with the running and the vacuuming. Ha ha! That's more than I've done! I actually had to take a break from running because of my foot. Sounds like you're still pushing through. That's all that matters some day. Keep moving forward and finish out the week strong! P.S. How's the dishcloth coming?
  23. Workout done! Did the same workout (the one that killed me) that I did last Wednesday. I adjusted the weight so I didn't kill myself again today. I can still move! Yay! Felt great! I feel good about the changes I'm making and my eating has been outstanding! Hopefully my parents coming into town for 10 days doesn't derail me!
  24. Also, this popping up on spotify helped! http://youtu.be/3KL9mRus19o
  25. After a rough drop off at school with my son this morning I was super stressed and emotional. Nothing 45 minutes on the elliptical can't cure. Even though I'm still worried he won't have a good day, I feel much better and a lot calmer. 45 minutes 450 calories burned, cardio for today done. Now to stretch, get dinner in the crockpot and take a hot shower.
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