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Aranel_Eraisuithiel

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  1. This looks pretty cleansing! The meal eating is a great idea! It's very mindful, have you looked into Mindfulness and Mindful meditation? It kinda sounds like you have, but I thought I'd offer it if you hadn't.
  2. I understand the start of the new semester being a total wreck of any habits! As much as I loved school it messed everything up. You can do it though! Take care with your arms, I'm pretty sure you can re-build strength but you might want to start with yoga and low impact body work before weights. I'll bet since you used to lift before you'll build strength up pretty quick. EIther way I'm rooting for you!
  3. I repeated all my goals from last challenge too, so I feel you here. Also your Reality #2 made me think of a quote attributed to the Buddha, "The problem is you think you have time." That was a pretty powerful ah-ha moment, and I'm rooting for you on this! Good luck with your PT as well, I know it can be challenging for some people, but you seem to have a leg up already since you're on here!
  4. Week 1 : Ending Weight lbs, Ending Measurements - Chest , Waist , Hips , Thighs Monday: Yoga 20 min. Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Weekly Grade: Quest 1: Get Bendy with it. Quest 2: Barre Crawl and Center Work. Quest 3: Resistance is Strength. Week 2 : Ending Weight lbs, Ending Measurements - Chest , Waist , Hips , Thighs Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Weekly Grade: Quest 1: Get Bendy with it. Quest 2: Barre Crawl and Center Work. Quest 3: Resistance is Strength. Week 3 : Ending Weight lbs, Ending Measurements - Chest , Waist , Hips , Thighs Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Weekly Grade: Quest 1: Get Bendy with it. Quest 2: Barre Crawl and Center Work. Quest 3: Resistance is Strength. Week 4 : Ending Weight lbs, Ending Measurements - Chest , Waist , Hips , Thighs Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Weekly Grade: Quest 1: Get Bendy with it. Quest 2: Barre Crawl and Center Work. Quest 3: Resistance is Strength. Week 5 : Ending Weight lbs, Ending Measurements - Chest , Waist , Hips , Thighs Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Weekly Grade: Quest 1: Get Bendy with it. Quest 2: Barre Crawl and Center Work. Quest 3: Resistance is Strength. Week 6 : Ending Weight lbs, Ending Measurements - Chest , Waist , Hips , Thighs Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Weekly Grade: Quest 1: Get Bendy with it. Quest 2: Barre Crawl and Center Work. Quest 3: Resistance is Strength.
  5. So, yah, last challenge ended poorly, we had some major problems once we got moved, and right now I'm trying to not be depressed, but you know how that goes. One does not simply stop being depressed. That said, I'm all aboard for next challenge and am trying the original challenge I wrote out again. I'm nothing if not a realistic optimist. I need to find some more nifly gif art to use on these posts. they make me giggle. Anyway, there's your update.
  6. Yes this probably looks familiar, but it's a solid plan as long as I can stick to it. I had a very bad run last challenge and it really took the wind out of me. So I'd like to give this a go again, this time with less distractions. Main Quest: To get the basics of Ballet down. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, and now that I’m in my 30’s it’s a great time to start, right? Quest 1: Get Bendy with it. Focus on challenging myself with advanced yoga positions and strengthening my back and hips. We’re working up to inverted positions, but that’s a challenge for another time. Yoga Every Morning all week. – A – DEX +1 ; STA +1 ; CON +1 Yoga 5 Mornings a week. – B – DEX +.75 ; STA +.75 ; CON +.75 Yoga 3 Mornings a week. – C – DEX +.5 ; STA +.5 ; CON +.5 Yoga 2 Mornings a week. – D – DEX +.25 ; STA +.25 ; CON +.25 No Yoga. – F Quest 2: Barre Crawl and Center Work. I’ve got 2 good Intro Vid teachers, so focusing on just getting my body to move right is the goal. Barre and Center 5 nights a week. – A – DEX +2 ; STA +1 ; CON +1 ; STR +1 Barre and Center 3 nights a week. – B – DEX +1.75 ; STA +.75 ; CON +.5 ; STR +.5 Barre and Center 2 nights a week, or Either Barre or Center alternating nights a week. – C – DEX +.5 ; STA +.5 ; CON +.25 ; STR +.25 Either Barre or Center 1 night a week. – D – DEX +.25; STA +0; CON +0; STR +0 No dance practice. – F Power Up: Make it to an actual ballet class at an actual school. WIS + 1; CHA + .5 Quest 3: Resistance is Strength. I want to keep my upper body in some shape, and I know I need upper body strength to maintain posture. So I want to work with my Resistance Bands or Kettlebells during the challenge. Bells or Bands 4 nights a week – A – STR +2 ; STA +2 ; CON +1.5 Bells or Bands 3 nights a week – B – STR +1.5 ; STA +1 ; CON +1 Bells or Bands 2 nights a week – C – STR +1 ; STA +.75 ; CON +.75 Bells or Bands 1 night a week – D – STR +.5 ; STA +0 ; CON +0 No Bells or Bands. – F Power up – Get bronze medals on my pedometer all week. – Counts as one night of working out.
  7. So, lets wrap this up... The Good: I lost almost 2 pounds, got a volunteer gig at the museum, and got most of my house organized. The Bad: Both of our cars broke down, I got sunstroke, blistered up my feet good, and we had to have our youngest cat put down. I'm hoping the next 6 weeks will be less eventful.
  8. I get the thyroid thing too, I have all the symptons of low thyroid, but I test clean every time. So yah, if something is working for you, please share. Have you tried a spiralizer for cutting up veggies into noodles and such? It's a great way to get veggies into your meals! Also, almost all the recipes I've seen can be easily adjusted for any diet. Also, it's a great break from salad and soup. On the salad end, I highly recommend Chop salads! They are supper easy and so versatile! Also tell me more about these aprons?
  9. I get you. I feel isolated a lot, especially now that we've moved and I have no friends here yet. I also feel your pain with the workouts. I get super bored with things quickly and then lose interest. However, you've already shown two great signs here! 1) You're sticking with them even though you're "half-assing" them. Showing up is half the battle, maybe you're not giving it your all, but you showed up and you're trying. Maybe challenge yourself to care a little bit more each time until you're doing the full workout with full effort? Also, don't forget to reward yourself for doing things that you don't want to. I like to let myself watch an episode of TV if I get my chores done, or play an hour of my video game if I do certain tasks. Another things that helps motivate me is creating Pintrest board for the topic or goal and putting things that make me want to achieve it in there. Like a digital dream board. 2) You've made up your mind that you are not a quitter. That's probably the best thing you could do. You decided you're not going to quit, so Keep doing those workouts till the end of this challenge! You hate them, but you're doing your best and you commited. When this challenge is over, you should look into other ways of working out. Again, Pintrest is a fav of mine. Anyway, Hope this pepped you up and made a few suggestions you'll like, and I'm glad you dodged the fire!
  10. I hope you get better and your injuries don't slow you down!
  11. So it should be pretty evident I am not going to pass this challenge. I'm still going to log in as much as possible in the next two weeks. I knew this might be a rough challenge due to the move and other circumstances. So the fact that I got what I did was pretty good I think. Still not passing, but at least I tried. So now what, you might be asking? I think this was a decent challenge, So I am going to recycle it next 6 weeks. Like a practice run of sorts. I don't have any real roadblocks coming up, even GenCon is an opportunity to get in some walking. So No, I am not going to beat myself up. Yes, I am going to do my best these next two weeks. and Yes, I am going to do this again, it was completely worth it.
  12. So we've gotten moved, gotten most of our stuff unpacked, and gotten back to cooking again. That's a major bonus...and then I left for a dig. We kinda lucked out, we've got a supper nice korean supermarket within biking distance to our apartment and they have some decent veggie, meat, and rice meals. However for lunch I've reverted back to a bagel and cream cheese. Mainly I do that because in the summer heat (105 + degrees so far), bagels and jerky are pretty much the only things I can eat and not get sick off of, also since I'm usually not hungry due to the heat, they are things I know I can make myself eat. When I get home I eat a microwave meal and some soup, or make a fruit shake with bananas and berries. I've been treating myself with a s'more poptart because 8+ hours in 105 heat mean's I deserve a sweet treat. The upside is I've lost about a pound in water weight due to all the sweating.
  13. I want to make a barre out of pvc pipe so I can break it down and take it with me when I travel. Also it would be light and durable.
  14. So we got half our stuff moved, got some replacement furniture and still had time to shop today. Srly all the lifting and walking I've had to do to get my stuff into my new apartment way counts as a workout. But we'll see how I add this all into my 6 week challenge, or if I do. We've cleaned up our eating some, but it's still all resteraunt fair. Still, I'm doing better than I thought I would at this point, so win!
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