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Miss Agent G

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  1. Ok, this week Monday- Flexibilty Tuesday- Run/Skill Wednesday- Strength Thursday- Run/Skill Friday- Flexibility Saturday- Run/Strength.
  2. Stretch progression today. A decent amount of improvement in backbends, less so with splits. But I didn't do a sustain and organized flexibility program.
  3. Ok, here are some pics from about a year ago. I have done some stretching, but usually just along with typical workouts.
  4. Well, my daughter didn't push me so much as I walked with her. She has never run like that before though. Gonna have to build her up. I remember how hard it was for me when I started running. I will have to make it up to get my weekly goal in. I don't have too much longer before it gets too painfully hot is SC to stand running. Even at 5:30 in the morning... Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
  5. I can rock a chart! So far, I'm on track. Only ran 2 miles yesterday because I'm getting over a summer cold. I am looking to get pics of current split/backbend progressions up soon. I rarely see people post stuff like that. I think it will help other people to see how fast/slow it is to gain flexibility for a middle age person (I'm 35). Also, my 10 year old daughter asked me to wake her up in the morning so she can run with me !!! My kids aren't very athletic, so I'm loving this!
  6. There are several goals I'm looking to hit but none of them can be accomplished in four weeks currently. So for this challenge, I'm just looking to stick with a workout plan I've developed that will help me work towards my goal. I have made me a handy dandy template (attached below). My overarching goals: Sub 6 minute mile Full Splits (middle and side) 20 pull up max 1 minute free standing handstand Pistol squat (it looks so simple...but it's so hard!) This is a pretty ambitious list. I have never done anything on this list and I am not close to any of it now. First things first... Training. My plan is broken up in two strength days, two skill building days and two flexibility days with cardio workouts tack onto three workouts a week. I'm pretty busy (Husband, kids, job... job...job) and the schedule switches up every week. I need to start each week by planning when I can fit all my workouts in. Then I need to actually do all my workouts. Life be damned! So this week (starting tomorrow): 13th- Flexibility 14th- morning run, Skill building 15th- Strength 16th- interval run, Skill building 17th- Flexibility 18th- morning run, Strength Wish me luck:)
  7. So, no stretching today:(. I had a meeting during my work hours and had to work 2 different jobs today. I'm really stiff from P90X legs and back too:(. It would have felt so good. Oh well, I'm going to pick up where I left off tomorrow. After this week, semester ends (!), also another class I was attending will be completed so I can have some work relief.
  8. I have started a bullet journal and it's genius. I. Love. This. Method. Just wanted to let you know. Keep up your journey!
  9. Ok, here are my middle splits currently. So as you can see, I have a long way together. Also I have a friend that is a yoga teacher and she said shoulders are super hard to get worked out. So I have quite a bit of work ahead of me, but this challenge is simple for me to comply with since I can do a lot of my stretches in my office during work. I am anticipating doing them for a while.
  10. Currently I am not seeing progress, but I honestly don't see myself getting any splits in the challenge anyway. I have never been able to do splits and now I'm in my mid 30s, so I assume it will take a while before I have them down. Anything will help. I never posted my middle split starting point. Let me see if I can find that pick...
  11. I found an interesting chart to work towards splits. I'll give it a shot and see how this works:)
  12. I have never heard of Neila Ray before and saw they have a 30 Day split challenge!. My first 6 week challenge is spit and back bends. Thanks so much! Good luck with you challenge!
  13. Hi Starsapart! I have already been and am eager to join your ranks! This weekend was the first home and free in a while so house work and kids got my attention. I am becoming quite good at squeezing stretch time in bits and pieces. TV time becomes hip and shoulder opener time, gardening give me the opportunity to stretch my low back and legs when I'm bending over to weed and plant seeds. Throughout the weekend, windows were cleaned, fridge was wiped out, bedding washed, floors swept and mopped, laundry ALL done, cabinets cleaned, kitchen dusted and my husband even started digging the area for a retainer wall and I started a craft project that will hopefully upcycle some old material and make me some cash! Very productive this weekend😅. But somehow, the house is messy right now😠. Oh well.
  14. Hi Nanners! Weekly pics are a great way to check on progress. Any specific goals for the first 6 weeks? Like a particular workout or what your diet plan will be?
  15. Mini Quest! Are my quest SMART! s your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)? Is it reasonable? Its reasonable in that I can do it, but it will likely take longer than six week to get full splits. I am confident I can achieve a back bend. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? I only have 2 quests . These quests are purposely "light" because life is pretty hectic right now and these quest are flexible (Ha! get it! Flexible!) Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? They are realistic in that I can certainly maintain the schedule for stretching to improve flexibility, but it's unlikely I'll get full splits. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked? What will you use to track them? I'm gonna have to eyeball it. But with pics, I think I can see if I make any progress. How are you grading your goals? Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)? Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? My grade will be a good ole college method. Every day I fail to complete my stretches, I'll lose 3 points on my grade. A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, F=69-0. If I see no progress after all that stretching, I'll cry. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? Yikes! Idk. Stretch what ain't hurt or move to a diet based quest. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge? What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? I can stretch all those days. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? I don't see how. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set? If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? I'm going to be doing much of the stretching in my office. It's really helpful to take 10-15 mins every hour - hour and a half (after bathroom breaks) to stretch and do some light body weight activities. Getting a good workout in has been difficult lately. I'm stretched then, so little bits here and there until my schedule opens up. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? Oh, I'm totally trying to save the world... But for reals, I have various career goals, I'm trying to get better at focusing on my goals and being more organized, working a lot to pay off some debt, some exciting home projects are on the horizon, get to where I eat my yard, spend the summer doing some serious soul searching, help several family members that have come on some tough times, set myself up to be a major supporting structure for family that need the help, raise some responsible kids, be a better wife to the best husband ever and maybe relax some here and there. You know, the world. All in due time
  16. My ugly house:) Make it pretty Incorporate a grey water system install solar energy Career Become a better data scientist Become a convincing public speaker Completely change the way the US criminal justice system Money Pay off my house Buy my uncle's house and pay that off to help family members that need it Save for retire Be able to pay off my kids college Fitness Become and advance yoga student Learn some gymnastic skills: front flip, back flip, various holds, handstand Body and health 18% body fat percentage (just to see what I look like) Adopt a vegetable based diet instead of my meat based one Other stuff Buy land in the mountains and build a tiny house for a vacation home Build a food forest in my yard and get all my produce from my yard Back pack through Europe Hike the Appalachian Trail Learn to program Learn another language Write a book Complete the Yale open courses on the bible Ideas for upcoming 6 wk challenges PLP challenge ( I got to day 50 but pulled a muscle in my belly) Handstand Muscle up Vault Back flip Front flip That's what I have right now!
  17. I just realized... my initial post said better back bends but I meant to say do back bends and get better bridges:(. That what happens when you are in a hurry. But hell yeah walk over back bends! Next 6 weeks baby!
  18. And current (side) split status.
  19. Oh, I have a lot of work to do! I have lost nearly all confidence in backbends. My bridge shows how tight my shoulders and back have become.
  20. I forgot about the challenge! I'm late to the game! I'm really busy right now so the first challenge, I'm going to focus on building my flexibility. I want to do better backbends and full splits. I'll post pics of my status later tonight along with my full plan.
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