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artisticallyChaotic

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About artisticallyChaotic

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  • Birthday 12/23/1988

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    Detroit, MI
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  1. > AC: Introduce yourself Your name is JESSIE. It is a VERY COLD day in November, but you just deal with it because IT IS MICHIGAN AFTER ALL. Despite the weather, you have a huge variety of INTERESTS. You have an obsession with a variety of TV shows, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT INCLUDE ZOMBIES OR VIOLENCE. You like to write fan fictions, THOUGH YOU ARE NOT VERY GOOD AT IT. You like to draw, especially fan art of YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS ON TV. You are also very good at cooking, THOUGH YOU REALLY DON'T LIKE TO DO IT VERY MUCH. You collect WRESTLING MEMORABILIA, SHINY PENNIES, and MY LITTLE PONY MERCHANDISE. You have just graduated out of school as a DIALYSIS PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN. You are very fond of video games, and you especially like RPGS so you can name characters in the game AFTER CHARACTERS FROM YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS. What will you do? > AC: Explain yourself Alrighty, well, I've been struggling with keeping myself on track with many things. Especially when I get sick :/ I fell off my exercise routine after 3 weeks, especially when I got struck down with a nasty cold that lasted over a week. But I'm slowly starting to get myself back on track. I was also under another forum name on here, but I can't remember what I went by, lol. So I've been waiting for the start of a new challenge so I can at least TRY and get through one successfully. Anyways, now to reveal my goals for this challenge ==> Main Quest: Get under 300lbs by this time next year. Currently at 391lbs. ==> Quests for this challenge: > AC: Don't fast-forward commercials, walk during commercials. I have a bad habit of fast-forwarding commercials for whatever I'm watching on TV. Doing that = MORE time sitting on the couch. I've only done it a few times, but it's really fun to walk during the commercials! Just quick little spurts of walking in between watching 3 hours of wrestling = AMAZING. So my goal is to do this at least 4 days a week (or when nobody is at home hogging the TV. I only have so much room in my room, haha) > AC: Acquire dumbbells and fitness DVDs. I struggle to get myself into working out sometimes, but once I've done it enough I really enjoy it! So this quest is to get back into my workout routine. I'm in the NF Academy, so I'm doing Level 1 of the Bodyweight Brigade workouts. So my goal is to get back on track with my Level 1 workouts on M/W/F, and either do my walking DVD T/TH or some other workout that has me staying active. Maybe on the weekends I'll dance or something, not entirely sure. > AC: Sleep. This is another thing I struggle the most with. I LOVE staying up all night! But it's not good for me, especially when I have to get up early in the morning and help my mother get ready for work (UGH). So I have broken up 8 hours (or so) of sleep, and it sucks. The goal is to get to bed by at least 10:30pm so I can feel a little refreshed when I have to wake up at 6am. ==> Life Quest > AC: Acquire old medical books. I've had a lot of down time since I finished up school (August 11th) and graduated (October 3rd). I haven't been able to get a job yet, even though I've been putting out applications and getting help putting my resume out. So while I put in more applications I'll be going over my vast collection of textbooks I received during my time in school. Mostly my dialysis books so I know what I'm doing when I get into a dialysis clinic! ==> Diet/Fitness Quest > AC: Make an attempt to do Zumba. Zumba was fun for me a long time ago. But I fell out of it because I got lazy, I guess? The goal for this is to try doing Zumba on the weekends. Or at least do it on Saturdays. ==> Well, that's about it for now. Going to try my hardest to get through this challenge! Need to stay focused!
  2. October 1st, 2014 Today was awesome! Doing the customized warm-up from NFA, I was able to tolerate the 15-minute walk DVD more than I normally do So that made me really happy! The "warm-up" on the DVD never helped, and always made my calves feel like they were gonna explode. Anyways, then I moved onto the recruit workout again. I always forgot how awesome it felt afterwards once I finished and did my stretch routine. I ate really good as well. I had a little more self-control than I did the previous week. October 2nd, 2014 Did an experimental thing where I did the NFA warm-up and then did the 15-minute walk DVD, and I was able to tolerate it still. I just had a minor interruption from my school calling me about graduation, but I finished strong! Did my stretches (and they make me feel like $1,000,000) and had to whip together something to eat because I was STARVING! Ate pretty good today, but didn't have meat because we didn't have anything meaty, plus I felt too lazy to cook I still have time so maybe I could try cooking something now.
  3. Been a few days since I posted anything. Mainly because I've been kinda busy at home helping out the folks ^^; Now to get down to business! I have a few links to share (though I'll also put them in my signature as well). So feel free to stalk them This one is to my workout log: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QbSxvj_MMOpWjm4mDyA4rn2DU0UAMCEH2yDMyKaKhcQ/edit?usp=sharing And the other one is to my MFP food diary: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/turntechBiologist Monday was an excellent day when I first started the Academy's Recruit workout! Though I was only able to complete 2 rounds of it and that was it. And I'm still a bit sore from it, but I'm okay with that. I did my warm-ups and cool-downs like I was supposed to, so I excepted to still be kinda sore. I'm not comfortable with the walking DVD program I do now. I used to be fine with it, but now I'm not. And it'll seem a bit dumb, but I'm not comfortable walking around the park near my house anymore. Too many shady cars parking on the side street near it, plus I've had some issues there when I've tried walking around the entire park, mostly when it comes to stray dogs. So I don't want to deal with that. I can't walk around my backyard because it's just one short straight path and back (I should take a picture so show what I have to deal with XD). Plus, we have dogs roaming around, and I don't want them jumping around on me when I'm trying to exercise. So I guess it's just walking back and forth in the house? I don't know, I'll have to find a park I can go to with no problems. I ate pretty good on Monday I believe. Tuesday was just completely boring (and feeling very sore). I didn't get to go for a 30 minute walk like I wanted to because I had to find some nice clothes for Friday (my graduation ). So I was on my feet, but it was still really boring. Especially when I thought we were only going to one (or two) stores and that was it, but then we went to another one (augh!).It's just really uncomfortable going into a store with clothes you already know won't fit you :/ But I won't let that discourage me! I was just really bored, so I called up a friend to help me keep my sanity. I ate very well Tuesday except for dinner. We had Taco Bell for dinner, but I'm not letting that get me off track! I may post about Wednesday either later on or tomorrow
  4. Hello fellow Rebels! I'm not all that new to the forums or the site, but it has been a LONG time since I've been on here. So long that I actually forgot my old login name and password! Ah well, this the start of a new beginning for me. I'm Jessie, but I've gotten used to being called Jessica as well. I'm from Detroit, MI and the weather here in general sucks! (I mean, seriously, we bought a pool a few years ago and we've only been able to use it a few times, augh!) Based off my user name I am a bit of an artist, but it's nothing spectacular, I just draw whatever I feel like drawing, even if it looks like crap. Crocheting is a new hobby I've slowly gotten into thanks to my mom. (I'm working on a blanket for my friend, but it's taking so long.) And I am, like a good chunk of people, severely addicted to the internet. There was a time last year that I weighed roughly around 350 give or take. And as of right now I'm 393.3, and I'm only 5'3". I started school last year to become a Dialysis Patient Care Technician because I couldn't find a job and I was sick of doing nothing with my life. So during the school year I either did some or no exercising at all, so I slowly gained weight. Around the end of June this year I started my externship at a hospital, which was great because I was on my feet a lot, the only thing is that we had a low census. But once the middle of August came, my externship ended, and I didn't have to worry about school anymore. So what did I do? Sat at the computer, played video games, read some books, that's about it. I knew my weight was high because I was around 380-ish in early June when I was rushing to get my shots and paperwork for externship, but I didn't really worry too much about it. But seeing that I was in the 390-range and was getting VERY close to 400lbs was a huge wake-up call! I'll admit, I still have bad habits that are going to take a while to break Staying up late into the 3-4AM range is one of them (only possible because I can't get a job right now because I'm living with my folks and we're all relying on one vehicle thanks to the massive flood in August). Also sitting at the computer/TV most of the day and NOT getting anything done (except for exercise now) is another bad one. This will take some time to change, but I know deep down I will get it under control! I'm just thankful that I've managed to get myself a little walking routine going on to get myself into working out! Thank you for reading my story. I hope to gain new friends and get my life back on track!
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