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  1. I already wrote it as a comment on one of Steve's last posts (the one about his grandpa) that I want to start selling my crafts, but that I don't really feel confident enough yet. Well... Sunday, I'm going have a stand on a little market with some friends of mine and we'll see how it goes. I'm a bit afraid about how people will react to my stuff, especially because it's face to face. When it's on the internet, you can ignore nasty comments. But in real life? Jikes. I'm looking forward to it, but with mixed feelings.
  2. November 24th Pilates: 10min Yoga: 0min Swimming: 0min Additional: 30min cycling Vitamin D: took my 2 cod liver oil capsules Level up: still nothing November 25th Pilates: 0min Yoga: 0min Swimming: 30min Additional: 45min cycling + 15min walking Vitamin D: took my 2 cod liver oil capsules Level up: still nothing I wanted to swim 45min, but I think I pulled a muscle somewhere in my upper inner thigh during the yoga on Monday. So every time I stretched my legs when swimming, it hurt like hell. I was afraid of having a cramp and well... drowning. That's why I didn't over-do it. I listened to my body and after twenty laps, I called it a day. The swimming, technically, went great. If the pulled muscle wouldn't have been there, I could've easily managed to do 30 or 40 laps. Breathing was good, arms were strong, my swimming technique still rocks, I was in a lane with respectful people (very important!)... I'm getting into it again. I also bought a reduction card for the swimming pool. Twenty entries in six months for 50€ which means 2,5€ a time. Normally I'd pay 5€ which is rather expensive. Still 19 turns left.
  3. November 22th Pilates: 0min Yoga: 0min Swimming: 0min Additional: 30min cycling I went out to dinner with a couple of friends straight after work so I didn't get around doing anything. I had almost forgotten about my third fitness/health goal: the vitamin D goal. Yesterday I went into the drug store around the corner during my lunch break and found some cod liver oil capsules. Cod liver oil is know for its high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin D. My host dad when I was an exchange student in Iceland took a spoon of that nasty tasting stuff each morning at breakfast. The capsules don't have a taste luckily. On the container it says to take only two capsules a day and after some research I figured out it's best to not go over the Recommended Dietary Allowance, especially of the vitamin A.
  4. Your coffee had more calories than your dinner! That's actually kind of shocking... What do they put in there?
  5. November 22th Pilates: 0min Yoga: 20min Swimming: 0min Additional: 30min cycling The weekend was rather busy and I didn't get around doing any exercises. But on Sunday I did walk about 3km holding two bags full of fabric which probably weighed about 5kg each. I did feel it in my arms the next day. But oh well, I have loads of new fabric that I bought for nearly nothing. At the moment I'm thinking about doing one day of Pilates and one day of Yoga, instead of doing them both on the same day. And on Thursday, when I plan on going swimming again, I won't do any other exercises. I've been wanting to finish the dress for a couple of days now, but something always interferes and I won't mention the boxes. I'm looking forward to next week, when I'll have two days off. Plenty of time to finish the dress and sort out a couple of boxes.
  6. November 19th Pilates: 0min Yoga: 15min Swimming: 0min Additional: 30min cycling Level up: nothing My muscles were so sore from the swimming I had trouble with the 15min of yoga, but I did it, even though I did easy exercises.
  7. You are on fire with your Nano! Just a bit more and you are finished! Too bad the restaurant had to return the shoulder roast. Maybe you should invite some friends over so you can finish the roast faster.
  8. Oh my sewing skills are pretty basic too, but I'm learning! It's going to be a simple A-line skirt but with big and visible pockets in a contrasting fabric. But first I have to finish my dress.
  9. November 18th Pilates: 0min Yoga: 0min Swimming: 30min. I didn't count my laps, but I think I did at least 20-25. Apparently going straight after work on Thursday is a pretty good time to go swimming. It wasn't as crowded as usual. That is noted and next week I'll go again. And I used to swim 45min to an hour, but the damn chlorine in the water was making my eyes sting so badly, so I'll have to buy goggles this weekend. Additional: 45min cycling (15 to work + 15 from work to swimming pool + 15 from swimming pool to home) Level up: nothing. I wanted to put the sleeves on my dress, but my hands were not co-operating. I seriously need to start working on my level up goals...I just hate looking through those boxes and having to decide what's garbage and what's still important to me.
  10. November 17th Pilates: 0min Yoga: 0min Swimming: 0min Additional: 30min cycling + 45min walking (aka. shopping for notions and such for an upcoming sewing project ) Level up: nothing
  11. Bunny Ninja's!! Haha... I can totally illustrate a mascot with that kind of name. I like the A-team too. It was the first name that popped up in my head as well. I'm going to follow alr's example and just introduce myself. I'm Asuria, 25 year old from good'ol chaotic Belgium (we still don't have a government after three years of negotiations between parties, just to give you an idea) and in earn my living by making pretty websites. And I think that last thing is probably why I'm a bit chubby. I've always struggled with my weight, but ever since living alone, I've been trying to control it. Having a job where you sit 8 hours a day in front of a computer isn't really helping. I try to eat healthy. I avoid red meat, because it does weird things to my body and I'm a half-time vegetarian. On certain days I don't eat meat especially because of environmental reasons (producing meat is one of the biggest things that polutes the earth at this moment). So... yeah. I've been doing Pilates on and off and the same with swimming. I love both, but I sometimes have too much going on in my life at once and I get overwhelmed easily. I'm trying to pick up these both sports again to get back into shape. I'm currently weighing somewhere around 66kg (145lbs) and I only am 164cm (5'4"). My ideal weight is 59kg (130lbs) according to a ton of sites, so I still have some weight to lose. I haven't seen that number on my scale for almost eight years now. And uhm... I don't really role play, but I like what alr wrote about elves making things out of all kind of scraps. I'm a big fan of creating things that's why I've been trying to make my own clothes. I've already had some experience sewing bags and plushies and other craft projects, but clothing is something rather new to me, but I'm having a lot of fun with it. So I'm a dwarf (short and chubby) with and elven heart.
  12. November 16th Pilates: 15min Yoga: 15min Swimming: 0min Additional: 30min cycling + 15min walking during my lunch break Level up: nothing
  13. Awww... no pinguin pj pants this time?
  14. Yeah, I checked it out and already did a couple exercises with them,. But everytime I look at one of their video's on YouTube, I keep on asking myself whether they are twins or just look a likes or whether I'm just seeing double. And it's a deal! This is going to give me that extra push to go to the swimming pool.
  15. Good luck with your goals. I've read in Faetan's thread that you are already at 36k which is awesome! I think you'll definitely be able to reach the 50k. If you want to get flexible try Pilates or Yoga. Alethea wrote a great post (well, thread) here: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=994 And it's not as hard as it seems if you built it up graduately.
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