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  • Birthday 01/29/1990

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  1. Plan for T-96 Days (10/24/2016) updated in blue at 6:13pm on 10/24 Use 20 seconds of courage to ask how to sign up for the gym at work. turns out we have a health fair at work tomorrow and the fitness center will have several tables set up. Postponed until 10/25. Use all tools in the arsenal to go without soda Was let down and set up for failure because the right tools were not in my arsenal, i.e. approved substitute readily accessible. Goal changed to go acquire missing tools tonight post run. Go for a 2 mile run after work. To replace goal #1 I will research and sign up for the 5K that I am going to run this coming weekend.
  2. Hey Rebels! This is a story that really began on October 19th, but of course that didn't line up with a challenge so...here I am now to fill you in on all the details. The TL:DR version is this: I looked in the mirror that night and really didnt like what I saw. Decided to set some new goals for myself and conveniently found out that I was exactly 100 days out from my next birthday! Its like this plan was meant to be. I'd like to consider it a rebellion respawn, but not quite a fitness respawn, just a re-dedication. You know, that sums up the back story pretty well, no reason to give you the long version. Here's the deal, I have set some goals for the next 100 days and I plan to take this very slowly, one day at a time and focus on my goals. I will flesh out the plans as I go and I intend to carry this challenge set up until my birthday. This is what I know so far... Run a 5K for Halloween...as in next weekend. This will pretty much be for baseline purposes. Run a 5K for Thanksgiving. Goal is to improve on the Halloween time. Lose 10lbs by the end of the year, that is 1lb/week. Run in the Rescue Run to celebrate the new year AND register for the Detroit International Half Marathon when it opens at midnight. I currently live in Michigan, the Rescue Run is in Colorado, and something close to my heart. I plan to run the 10K, BUT I acknowledge that that might not be possible because of the altitude and will settle for the 5K depending on how training runs go once I get there for the holiday. Loose 15lbs by my birthday. This is a stretch goal, and requires me to drop just over 1lbs/per week but it sounds better than 14lbs. Like I said, I am going to take this one day at a time. I fall off the wagon pretty regularly when I try to plan too far out because I get frustrated if I mess up. The plan for this challenge is to update once a day. I will post the results from the day, and set the goals for the next.
  3. Hopefully I'm not too late to the party! Always love your approach to things and figure I might as well follow along. Promise to get caught up at some point.
  4. Bummer! My trainer told me to pop a couple tums if you get a bad muscle cramp. That's what the body builders do during competition. Turns out it works like magic! I have been taking tums preemptively for about a month now before running with great results. It may work for diaphragm cramps too, I don't know. Besides that, my only recommendation is to try and relax, which I know is hard when you feel like you are being strangled by your own muscles.
  5. Seriously no dairy isn't a strange request, resturants should be able to figure out how to handle it. I know it's the same for my mom with gluten. She will spend like 5 minutes asking the waiter what is gluten free then get asked if she wants crutons on her salad. What is the secret to properly ordering tea from Starbucks? I must test your ways.
  6. I am going to try it for breakfast tomorrow! Super excited. Week 2 Days 4 & 5 Well another few days down. TOM has not been nice to me this week. Almost all motivation has been sapped. BUT I do have some good news too! First off, I got my 50 squats in for the mini! Super proud of the the fact that I knocked those out on Wednesday and Thursday. I might even shoot for another 50 seeing as I have quite a bit of time left in the week. Other than that its kinda been a sad week for sports, both the 5k and my soccer game were cancelled this week *super sad face* and we found out my team mate broke his ribs in our game last week. I made up for the lack of soccer by going out to kick a ball around with my husband last night. Then I was feeling all ambitious so I had him time me for a base line sprint in our driveway. Even better, my fitbit is telling me we were out for 40 minutes yesterday when I figured it was only about 30. If my stomach settles down here I might just go for a run tonight. Food is ...well heres a story that about sums up my food this week. I went to Starbucks this morning to get a hot tea, nothing added, just tea. I have about a 50% success rate at ordering hot tea, the baristas always seem to think I want a chai tea latte. Today was no different and I was handed a venti chai tea latte. So whatever, guess I will drink that. I sent feedback to Starbucks complaining about how this always happens. The response I got: "We're sorry you are having difficulty ordering a hot chai tea latte" The moral of this story...I set out with the best intentions, but someone (usually me) always seems to mess up the plan. But heres the good news this week. Something has really clicked for me this week and all of a sudden I seem to believe the whole "you need to fuel yourself well to be able to help others" thing. I feel like I have been a garbage disposal this week and I am not okay with it. It is time to make some serious changes, starting with a revamp of breakfast which is consistently my most unhealthy meal. Along the way I will keep working on figuring out what is on the no eat list, but yeah the change in mentality is refreshing. So yeah, look for me to get charged up here in the next few days and maybe even ranger something here....
  7. Week 2 Days 1, 2, & 3 Soooo this week got off to a rough start. Had to do laundry on Monday night, but the washer wouldn't start after moving it around for the remodel this weekend. Eventually, the engineer in my got the better of me and I started dismantling things. (See video) The result, I manged to get the washer to start, the downside, then the pump was leaking like a sieve and I got to bless the new laundry room floor. Admitting defeat for the night, I pulled out my super suit the next morning, thanks @Charlotte S! Went to work, called the repair man, then decided I wasn't ready to give up so I came home and managed to get the washer back together before the repair man showed up! Yes one win for me! I used the rest of the time to start in on my closet project. I just about have everything back in place. Yay! Clean clothes! Needless to say...Monday and Tuesday were a complete loss for me challenge wise, except the closet. Today, I went to the gym and did a few squats for the mini. Food is still a mess, but as I said in my last post, I have a plan for testing the soy theory. OH!!! And I bought the protein powder @Raxie was talking about on her thread...at least I think it was your thread! Super excited to try a new breakfast option next week. Anyways, now that the crisis has been adverted at home, I am going to get back on track tomorrow. I need to go for a run, got that 5K on Saturday to prep for. Plus I need to get all caught up on all the threads.
  8. HAHA yes!!! Thanks for the inspiration, I pulled out a dress, my form of super suit. Love the gif! Must work on improving my gif game. But its difficult on my phone. Week 1 Wrap Up Sorry for the delay! The weekends are really busy around here and I dont spend much time on my computer. Lets see here...what did I do this weekend? Friday was a rest day, turns out my muscles didnt like all that exercise on Thursday, I had some annoying DOMS and decided to go easy on Friday...which seeped into Saturday too, but we did go to a concert in the park and tried out the ice cream place that has alcohol infused flavors! Oh wait, thats not fitnessy at all, hehe. We are remodeling our basement (not by choice) and we worked down there all weekend so I count that as all adulting. This weekend was the new laundry room floor. Fun stuff! Sunday evening I also went out for a run. Upped from 90/90 run walk to 90/60 run walk. 90 seconds run is still challenging, but it felt more right. Also made it my fastest time so far with a good sprint to the finish line. Then I laid in the grass for like ever. LOL So over all, Week 1 went pretty well. I got all three runs in which is a first for me, and only missed out on yoga. The only real hang up was the food. I was really frustrated with the appearance of the stomach monster on Tuesday, 4 days into eating clean. Made me think to heck with it and I have been eating all the things since and feeling fine. My leading theory at this point was that there was soy in my lunch that day, and I haven't eaten anything with obvious soy in it since then. Perhaps I will try some soy sauce on rice this weekend and see what happens. BUT, thats ok, because the whole goal of that challenge item is to figure out what the cause is. Over all I give this week a B/B-, there is still room for improvement but over all Im on the right track. OK WEEK 1 down! Onward with week 2!
  9. I should be able to get 50 in over the course of the week. Otherwise I will start counting my lunges too
  10. Awww man...squats! I have injuries that prevent me from doing many. I will try to get my 50 in but its going to be a stretch for me. Glad you guys like them though! I will happily cheer from over here.
  11. Ok you guys are going to have to wait another day for my week 1 wrap up. I had to spend the evening troubling shooting my washing machine...I think I made it worse. Now I have to go figure out what I can possibly wear to work tomorrow...
  12. Hey rangers! Quick check in so you all know I'm still alive and participating. Weekends are busy for me. Expect a full week 1 recap this evening. Here's to an awesome week 2!
  13. Another 3 miles for me this weekend. We are in 5th atm.
  14. Congrats on the exam, and thanks for introducing me to the world of cross fit.
  15. Crew of the Aluminum Falcon! The other ships are losing us! Its time to band together and see how far we can get with the last 2 days we have left in our walking challenge! Who's with me?
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