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  1. BACK TO THE GYM! oh gosh. I missed it. Treadmill Work 308 calories burned 45 minutes 1.35 miles
  2. There was no gym trip yesterday or tonight. I did get some spring cleaning started yesterday, though! We also began piling up all the cleaning supplies because I am going to do ALL THE CLEANING. It's kind of funny because I have NEVER liked cleaning. I still kind of don't, but there is something I've noticed and actually either recently read or watched a video about that cleaning is actually really good when you're feeling down or going through a bad depression stint. The feeling of accomplishment is actually very good for your mood and I will definitely agree with this. Even if I get a few loads of laundry done, wash dishes, or just get something done, I feel so much better. Today I had my step-sister and my nephew over which meant we were pretty much in the car for the majority of the day. My workout was definitely chasing my little munchkin around. He crawls SO DARN FAST. When he starts doing more unassisted walking? BOY HOWDY I will need to get some super mega running shoes. I have also come to the realization that the best thing in the world can be something as simple as going to The Dollar Store. I love that place.
  3. March 12, 2018 Treadmill Work 226 calories burned 35 minutes 1.15 miles Oh, yeah. And after most of these workouts, I indulge in a delightful chair message or a hydromassage. Tonight was a chair massage and MMMM INTENSITY LEVEL 6 KNOCKING AND KNEADING. Yes, please. Still bummed I can't TURN IT UP TO ELEVEN. :|
  4. Everything is with a machine! I may have overdone that because BOY HOWDY ARE MY BICEPS STILL CRYING. @______@
  5. My goal is to definitely chatter in here on a daily basis. Even if it's to say "Hi! I took a nap today!" or that I managed to finish four loads of laundry when I'm not posting things about the gym/working out/general health hubbub! So, back in February, my Step-dad and I joined our local gym. Since then, we were going every other day. I did skip a few days because 1) I wasn't feeling all that great mentally or physically or 2) I was feeling lazy. Lately, I have been far more diligent at pushing myself to go. Even if I'm feeling mentally exhausted or gross, I go because it actually makes me feel better. Much of my first month was cardio on the treadmill. Walking for 20-35 minutes and I liked it! Then I decided to do some weight training on the various machines they have there. I LOVE that. So, I'm going to find a happy medium as we are talking about working on going every day. Which I believe means I would do weight/cardio/weight/cardio throughout the week, or weight/cardio/cardio/weight. I think. I do know that tonight I am going to do some cardio because my muscles are ACHING after probably overdoing it the other night at the gym. Here is some info that I have either written down or recorded: February 3, 2018 Treadmill Work 199 calories burned 35 minutes 0.8 miles February 9, 2018 Treadmill Work 133 calories burned 25 minutes 0.63 miles February 12, 2018 Treadmill Work 136 calories burned 25 minutes 0.7 miles February 17, 2018 Treadmill Work 227 calories burned 35 minutes 1.17 miles February 19, 2018 Treadmill Work 154 calories burned 25:04 minutes 0.74 miles February 22 Treadmill Work 242 calories burned 35 minutes 1.06 miles February 27, 2018 Treadmill Work 229 calories burned 35 minutes 1.23 miles March 6, 2018 I want to note that some of the weight amounts may not be correct as I did not realize the weights have an adjustable handle to set it to 0, 5, or 10 lbs on top of what you have the lock bar set to. Therefore, these could be greater, equal, or less than what I wrote down. I also did not realize how you should set the weights when doing these as this was my first time going through them. I'm better informed now, I hope! 10 10lb leg extensions x 2 10 75lb seated leg curls x 2 10 10lb seated leg press x 3 10 75lb back extension x 2 10 35 lb chest press x 2 10 35lb pull down x 2 10 140??lb seated leg curl x 2 10 75lb calf extension x 2 10 35lb shoulder press x 1+5 Treadmill Work 78 calories burned 13 minutes 0.38 miles March 7, 2018 10 leg extensions 130lb x 2 10 seated leg curl 130lbs x 2 10 back extensions 180lbs x 2 10 seated leg press 130lbs x 2 10 calf extensions 130lbs x 1 10 calf extensions 180lbs x 1 March 10, 2018 10 pull down 75lbs x 1 10 pull down 85lbs x 1 10 pull down 90lbs x 2 10 chest press 75lbs x 2 6 shoulder press 20lbs x2 10 triceps press 210lbs x 2 10 bicep curls 85lbs x 1 6 bicep curls 85lbs x 1 10 row 75lbs x 2 10 seated leg press 140lbs x 2 My Step-Dad and I have become a great gym team and I'm really enjoying it!
  6. HI FOLKS! Sassyfrassy (formally known as RoseofMay, names if with the world sparkle in them, and probably a slew of other things because I am truly the most indecisive hummingbird ever!) here! I haven't been around the NF forums for a while. I did come back very briefly at the beginning of 2018, but that petered out very quickly. I'm happy to say that, despite my initial challenge for the new year didn't get anywhere, I've been making positive changes. So, I wanted to make another change and come back to the NF Rebels to share, chat about things, and offer support where I can! I'm going to be putting together a challenge for the next one coming up, but will definitely be looking for feedback of all kinds.
  7. OH HEY So here is DAY TWO: Morning: SLEEP~~~~ Afternoon: 1 Tim Horton’s K-Cup Dark Roast Coffee 2 TBSPs hazelnut creamer 1 all-beef corndog 2 soft pretzels 1 TBSP yellow mustard Veggie medley of carrots, red peppers, and cucumbers 1 TBSP greek feta dressing Evening: 1 cup scalloped potatoes with peas and baked ham 1 cranberry ginger ale 1 butterscotch scone 1 turkey sammich with 1 tbsp mayo and hot banana pepper rings 1 bag of popcorn 6 glasses of water Yesterday was a WEIRD FOOD DAY but I wrote it out and I was still okay with it. I did some more things around the house and I'm doing what I can to FIGHT THE WINTER YUCK. I'm really thinking about investing in some natural oils and a diffuser. My step-sisters got them for Christmas and we diffused the peppermint one? OH MAN. It was SO NICE. I'm also considering looking into those pink Himalayan rock salt lamps? THEY LOOK COOL but also they're good for your health? I AM A-OKAY WITH GOOD HEALTH THINGS. Today is my step-dad's birthday so we are already planning some PIZZA AND BROWNIES. Yay for planning?
  8. OH MAN. Speaking of feet and stretching -- I woke up this morning and just did some light ankle rotations and flexing of my foot and toe stretches. It feels SO DAMN GOOD. Just sitting on the side of your bed working it all out. MMMHMMM. It's like that little jump start of I CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD.
  9. So let us talk about Day One: I will confess that yesterday was a L A Z Y DAY. But you know what? THAT IS OKAY! We had been going FULL STEAM AHEAD for days prior, so a day that involved doing absolutely NOTHING? A+ in my book! And if you think about it? That was doing something FOR ME. I rolled out of bed when I felt like it after listening to some jams and just vegging. I even vegged in my room for most of the evening watching BOBS BURGERS on Netflix (THANK YOU NETFLIX CANADA) and typing away on my laptop with some good tunes. Food tracking HAPPENED. This is what it looked like: Morning: -- (stayed in bed until 12:30 PM) Afternoon: Dark Roast Coffee (Tim Horton’s Pod) with 2 TBSPs hazelnut creamer Two all-beef corndogs (POGOs) One soft pretzel 2 TBSPs french’s yellow mustard Snack: 1 Ginger Ale 1 Butterscotch scone (homemade) Evening: -- WOMP WOMP Snack: ⅓ of my EPIC CANDY CANE (it’s pink and tastes like birthday cake) Water: 3 glasses (P.S. DRINK MORE MMKAY?) My stomach was feeling all kinds of yucky so I couldn't bring myself to eat dinner BUT BOY HOWDY COULD I EAT THAT BIT OF CANDY CANE. That's okay. BRING IT, GIRLFRIEND. You still got this. ------- Day Two has started out FAR more productive. I got up, took care of the dishes, cleaned up some crap around the place, and now I'm chilling with some COFFEE. Speaking of--------- 1 Tim Horton's Dark Roast K-Cup Pod 2 TBSPs hazelnut creamer HAPPY TUESDAY! It's cold and windy, but ITS COOL. I'm inside and working like a pro. TAKE THAT, ELSA. ALSO Did anyone else see the moon last night? HOLY MOLY! 5 PM and it was MASSIVE and SO COOL. A++++++ astronomy and space dudes.
  10. We ARE worth it and we forget that waaaay too often. THANK YOU! Thanks! I always try and make that a goal, but tend to fall off the bandwagon there. It's definitely never on purpose, but it happens. I'm going to make sure I really push myself to NOT forget about myself. Thank you!! I'm staying optimistic and positive the whole way! Thanks! I was kicking around getting back into challenges. I just needed a literal kick to come back.
  11. Thanks! Hoping to stay on track and keep things moving this year. Fingers crossed!
  12. Greetings! Sassyfrassy here. You could call me the artist formerly known as roseofmay, kelliestrasza, and other monikers. It has been quite some time since I've participated in a challenge, but the amazing @shaar made sure to poke me to start the new year right. So, here I am to do just that! I'm starting off small since I'm getting back into things. regrowth - establishing & learning I'm going to get back into tracking my food intake on a daily basis. I'll be able to see what I'm eating, what I'm not eating, and assess my mood and feeling based on that. I noticed that when I eat something substantial for breakfast, I feel more awake and energetic. When I just have a cup of coffee and a piece of peanut butter bread (or something worse or JUST coffee), that doesn't last long at all. Gotta make sure I'm fueling the body properly so that I can get my metabolism working again. rejuvenation - yoga & stretching Along with the access to NerdFitness Yoga, I also received a whole SLEW of new yoga courses and what not online. I also have a new yoga mat. I really miss doing yoga and it really helped boost my energy, mood, and general disposition! restoration - self-care & self-worth I've really fallen off the wagon of taking care of myself. Sometimes I get in a "why do I need to do this?" frame of mind. I need to remember to do things for ME. Even if that's painting my nails or spending an hour reading, do it for me and no one else. SO OKAY. Let's do this!
  13. sassyfrassy aka rose of may aka kelliestrasza aka sparklenaut~

  14. HI FRIEND.

    1. shaar




      hihihihihihi <333333

  15. So I have made the conscious decision that I am going to step out of this current challenge. There is no need to worry, though! I am fine and doing well. I am working on getting better with routines and time management. However, I'm working on adapting to quick changes more quickly to ensure that I maintain a working routine. I fully intend on revisiting this whole challenge, though, because I believe it will be beneficial moving forward. Just a quick update, though! My Mom is back from the states and she came back with a nasty case of bronchitis. We're making sure it's not turning into pneumonia as well. She has a doctor's appointment on Tuesday to see how things are fairing with her as a whole. Fingers crossed! I also intend to create a daily log post so that I can continue to keep a form of accountability when I'm not here. <3
  16. An accurate representation of how my first week went. Sprained ankle, monstrous allergies, no sleep, new medication dosage, STRESS. There was a GOOD thing that happened, which was having my temporary residence/visitor visa approved for the entire 2017 year. We won't have to request an extension until the end of December, which gives us some time to try and get something more permanent in place. And something that allows me to leave Canada without the worry that I won't be able to come back in for another six months. BUT ALL IN ALL, my first week of this challenge has been a Reinhardt charge to the face. My initial thought was to just let it go and start new for the next one, BUT I STILL HAVE THREE WEEKS. So poo on that! I still got this. I have the house to myself this weekend, which means some relax time. Mom comes home on Monday -- YAY! Len (Step-Dad) is flying down tonight so they can drive back together. I'm going to use this weekend as wisely as possible, but also to catch up on some sleep and get some things done without distraction. And play video games of course.
  17. Yay for art stuff! I'm going to get working on some more things to share this time around. I always love looking at the things other people do. One thing I know I need to work on is not being my own worst critic. I feel like everything has to be so neat, precise, and perfect. I beat myself up so terribly if it's not. >_<
  18. OMG THAT CAT. I LOVE BEING ARTWORK BUDDIES! I didn't want to slack off and I was like LISTEN SELF. GET BACK INTO IT. <3
  19. Experience Tranquility! Why hello, Challenge #2! I'm glad that I have the challenge weeks on my calendar because it keeps me going! My first challenge of the year died off at the end. I was still (sort of?) tracking most of my food choices, but I could tell that I was only giving 50% of the effort. I realized that I don't really like putting heavy time constraints on myself. Having a routine is one thing, and something I am going to be working on, but I don't like doing things in time blocks. I am more of a "Make a List and Do each of the things as they come but not necessarily in any order" and I'm successful with it! I also realized that I sincerely miss doing yoga. I miss having it be part of a daily routine whether it was in the morning, in the afternoon, or bedtime yoga. It helped me keep a calm mind, fight fatigue, sleep better, and just have an overall better outlook on life. All of that said, lets jump right into it: The cycle begins a new... Quest One: "Repetition is the path to mastery" My first quest revolves around establishing a routine. There are not set time slots, but it will be important to maintain the routine as close as possible. Given that life will sometimes throw you lemons, or commitments, don't fret! Just plan accordingly. Daily Routine Brush teeth/wash face/shower Change clothes (don't hang out in pjs all day!) Take out items for dinner If crockpot meal, prep and set to cook Prep items early if possible Breakfast/Coffee with one or two shows If appointments are scheduled, consider breakfast/coffee on the go for both myself and Mom At least two-three housekeeping events (because using the word chore makes it look ominous!) Kitchen always Vacuum Dust Bathroom up-keep Recycling Bedroom de-clutter Maintain an active laundry cycle as to keep from getting behind Daily exercise Lunch at a reasonable time Plan snacks if appointments/errands run long Carry water at all times Play time Computer time Reading time More shows Dinner ready, at the latest, 6:30 PM Kitchen clean-up I think that this will be a great routine to work to establish. There are things that may change, or may be finished prior, which is why not having time constraints work best for me. I am also going to get back into the habit of grading myself! I think it's a good way to keep myself accountable, because who likes seeing a failing mark on anything they do? This particular quest is a Pass/Fail. Along with keeping it here, I am making myself a habit chart so that I can manually check off each time I successfully complete an item. It will also let me see how often certain things need to be done, and if they do not have to be done. I can also note if I substituted something else in an items place. Maintain Routine for Four Weeks: Pass Not Maintaining Routine: Fail Quest Two: "Life is more than a series of ones and zeroes" While the above is to help me establish and maintain a routine, this quest is going to help me remember that there is more to life than fretting over said routine. Once it has been established, and repeated, it will begin to feel like second nature. However, I find myself once again neglecting things that I was very excited to jump back into at the beginning of the last challenge. Therefore, this quest is to help me keep a steady foot on the road of art, photography, silly selfies, writing, and reading. Not to be confused the the play time part of the above routine, I want this to help me continue to build the enthusiasm I had just a few weeks ago. I was drawing, sketching, and just playing around with a variety of art media. I haven't done that in a while, and I can see a drastic difference in my state of mind. I was also sharing things that I was doing, and it really felt good doing so. Even if pieces weren't completed or, in my own opinion "good", I shared them. Not only was it building my confidence, others were voicing their enjoyment on seeing them! So my goal here is to share at least one piece of art every week during this challenge. If there is more, great! It can be in any state of progress and any media. As long as I am doing something and sharing it (here on the forums, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, DeviantArt, etc!), it will count! One Piece of Artwork Shared a Week: Pass No Artwork Shared: Fail Quest Three: "One cannot survive on strength alone" And here we are at the actual fitness part of my challenge. For a long time, I was so intrigued my Yoga. It not only looked cool, but I had always heard how much fun and relaxing it could be. I finally tried it, and actively did at least 15 minutes a day for a while. I was not only losing weight, but a lot of the aches and pains I've regained weren't there. My lower back didn't bother me, my hip joints weren't always sore, and I just felt better. It was good for both my mind and my body, and that is what I need more than anything. So, I am going back to it. Why I left it, it's hard to say. I tried to think about the reasons the other day, and while I did run into some life-related complications, I should not have let it stand in my way. Then again, at the time, I wasn't strong enough mentally to battle it. My ultimate goal is to start and complete Nerd Fitness Yoga Water A, which I believe is the beginner course. I was very close to being able to complete the first one before everything went belly up. While I work toward that, I will be working on the foundation and basic poses of Yoga to establish stamina and do some core strengthening. I know of some great Yogis on Instagram, and also found some good beginner Yoga routines through Pinterest. So, my quest for this challenge will be to do, at least, 10 minutes of yoga a day. It can be more, it can be in two different 5 minute intervals, but I MUST do at least 10 minutes. Even if it's working on one or two different poses. Repetition! 10 Minutes of Yoga a Day: A 10 Minutes of Yoga 4 Days/Week: B 10 Minutes of Yoga 3 Days/Week: C 10 Minutes of Yoga 1 Day/Week or None at All/Week: F Like Zenyatta, my ultimate goal this time around is to balance discord and harmony. Take the discord and throw it back to battle the enemy. Take the harmony and use it to heal wounds overtime. "We walk in harmony, my student." "I know the doubts that plague you."
  20. I got the notification that this was posted thanks to Tapatalk and I was like NEW CHALLENGE UP? YESSSS. Of course I'm following. <3
  21. OH HI! UGH. My updates are getting TOO spread out! It's my own fault, though. But I'm not going to linger on that. NOPE. I've been doing a lot of thinking in the past few days about where I want to go with my future challenges, and things in general. With the work I've been doing around the house, I realized that I am getting some decent cardio and strength in my every day movement. Walking the stairs, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, lifting boxes, organizing, and just general cleaning gives me a lot of good and decent movement throughout my days. I've been beating myself up because I wasn't doing the workouts that I found, but I realized that I can't do that. I haven't been just laying on the sofa like a lump like I use to. I am up, moving around, doing things, and not feeling like a slug. THIS IS PROGRESS! This is so much better than I was doing, and I should always be proud of that. And I am. So, moving forward, I am going to work heavily on lifestyle changes. Working harder to track food, look at numbers, making sure I'm eating right (and enough because that's important!), track my activity, and go from there. Continuing like this, for now, is going to work for me. And I know this because I put on a pair of leggings that, two weeks ago, did not fit. I WAS SO HAPPY! And I can tell others that, without a doubt, NerdFitness is helping me achieve these things. Slow and steady will help you achieve great things!
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