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  1. Thanks very much! Appreciate the support. I know right? At most sometimes there's a token veggie platter, but this was a tech meetup, sooo... *shrug*.
  2. Successfully avoided free pizza at an event today! Going strong. Bruises on my knees from crossfit, enjoying the rest. I like to think about it like an X (success) on food intake is good for four workouts done today (if you think about the "80% nutrition" mantra.) Nice restorative yoga for tomorrow.
  3. Why thanks! It was good! Kicked my ass of course, but feels so good afterward. I actually did a class last week to try it, and then the starter session on Saturday (they make you do a beginner's session to work on form for the different lifts, etc, which I really liked). It's really cool to walk away and know you did it. I'm motivated to go again this week, but I'm really going to keep it down and save the energy for next week Stairstepping works and I know it, just have to do it!
  4. Crossfit this morning! I need to make myself stick to only one this week. C25k style, don't overdo it with too much too fast. Learned: I've now been introduced to the power clean + push press. Edit: Avoided goldfish, a notorious preceder of binges. My work keeps a steady supply of snacks stocked.
  5. These are great, realistic goals! When you get a craving for something with aspartame in it, how are you going to tackle it?
  6. Difficulty today, but success! Mix of a change in schedule and boredom.
  7. 2/2 with improved time! Excellent start.
  8. For getting more veggies THIS is the way to go -> http://www.thekitchn.com/for-healthier-snacking-keep-a-crudit-platter-in-the-fridge-snacking-tips-from-the-kitchn-205728 (Also I love this blog in general). You MAKE them convenience foods! Now I try to prep a plate like this on the weekends when I do my other weekly meal prep. Sorry you couldn't get to sleep! Terrible the time and motivation to go to sleep and not being able to
  9. Day 1: (This is how I'm keeping track of Goal #1).
  10. Right?? I never had a problem sticking with a bad habit. Funny how that works. Yes, the main thread of my goals is consistency consistency consistency. Not perfection. Just stick with a structure and see what happens! I'm really looking forward to the crossfit. I've designed it to ease my body into it a little bit, instead of just diving in the deep end. Mostly I'm looking forward to the community. It's nice to show up to familiar friendly faces, and that's not something I was ever able to really develop at my regular gym.
  11. The happy hours will kill you, I understand! I tried to avoid them at one point, but I just ended up being so antisocial, which I also hate. Now I limit myself to one drink per happy hour, max two happy hours a week. For the meditation, have you ever heard of calm.com?
  12. Sorry to hear about your knee injury! I never had a knee injury, it's just generally troublesome-- be really careful with the yoga. I pad it a lot more for my right knee. It can get really upset haha. I love your motivation
  13. Thanks! That's exactly it. So many people tell me I'm the healthiest person they know. It's not always, but sometimes more often than others. People definitely don't believe me either. I was worried about Crossfit because of the reputation for intensity over everything, but everyone I met in person, and the trial class I went to, they seemed very focused on form and safety. I'm sure it varies from affiliate to affiliate. I love the structure and the community of it. We'll see how I feel in six weeks! Nice to meet you!
  14. I loved the C25k program. I had never been a runner before, and I did it in summer of 2012. It taught me something I've tried to carry with me-- no matter how motivated you are, you can't force your body to accommodate to something faster than it's going to, you have to exercise some self-love and self-awareness, giving it time. The first couple weeks are crucial (and repeating those weeks, if you need to, as many times as you need to). The way I think about it now, you have to actually get your body gradually accustomed to the new stress. Anyway, I loved it, great plan Good luck!
  15. I'll be pulling for you! I hope by the end of the challenge you'll be able to feel the benefits of not smoking. I'm not a smoker, but I know how difficult it is to quit-- all the kudos to you!
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