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Rivanariko

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  • Birthday 02/28/1987

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  1. I like the sound of the startung strength program, I think. I read through some of the knowledge base. My worry comes from the fact that I'm really NOT a visual learner. I could watch 1000 videos of people doing something perfectly and still eff it up myself. I know they suggest starting with a broom handle or something equally light while learning, but how do I know if I'm doing it right at that point? Even posting videos (assuming I can successfully manage that, which is assuming a lot from the technologically impaired nerd) I have a hard time implanting feedback unless it's in the moment.
  2. Well, I am utterly failing at my being active on the boards goal! I haven't posted since I started this topic. Whoops! Thankfully, I'm doing pretty well on everything else. As for lifting, I didn't have much of a plan when I started. I've been looking over the strength resources here and getting a better idea of where to start. This weekend I'm hoping to make some time to do some broomstick practice and try to learn the form, as well as hopefully spend some time studying the videos that people post in the form check forum to see what I can learn. I have an appointment for my initial "wellnes
  3. I am bad at video games Like, really, really bad. I refuse play them when my husband is home because he feels the need to "help" bad. For this reason, I'm not much interested in games that don't allow you an unlimited number of lives to respawn and try again. What I lack in talent, I make up in tenacity. I've been a member of NF for several years now, but fell off the wagon in a big way after moving cross country two years ago and I've been struggling to get back. I'm hoping that I've tweaked things enough that I'll have enough potions to make it through the boss fight this time! Main
  4. Eh, week three was kind of a bust. I only rode twice (boo!) and didn't do any yoga (Fail!), but I did keep up with my food logging, and finished my registration with Textbroker. Daylight Savings time caught me off gaurd this year and my body refused to adjust to the time change, which meant doing anything before work wasn't going to happen. I think I'm back on a good schedule though. I got up this morning and had a great ride before work today, so hopefully I can come back strong!
  5. Week 2 went pretty well, but not as great as week 1. I got all 3 yoga sessions in (yay!) and resolutely logged all of my food (yay!) I only rode my horse twice though (boo!). I'll have to schedule more carefully this week to make sure I get all 4 rides in. I'm still waiitng to get my rating for my submission on TextBroker, but should have it in a few days, then I can move forward with that. I'm planning on riding the monster horse after work today, since I haven't replaced my afternoon client that graduated two weeks ago yet (hopefully that will happen soon! Or I'm really going to need the m
  6. You know what is not helpful while doing yoga? Cats.
  7. Thanks for the encouragement everyone! It was a busy weekend and I didn't spend much time near my computer, but I think I pretty confidently crushed week one. Yay! Now to keep that momentum going. Week 2 and 3 are usually where I find myself flailing. Thanks Amdhiel, for the recommendations! I'll definitely check those out!
  8. Thanks for the welcome, Starsapart! I'll definitely check it out! Found a free video for Yoga online this morning, and while it was a more strenous work out than my "beginner's AM and PM yoga", there's a reason why it was free. It was hard to follow, and my palms were aching by the end of the 20 minute video since the majority of the work was on all fours. It was good to try something new though. I'll have to keep looking around. I submitted my writing sample on textbroker, and should get my rating within a week. I'm not thrilled with what I wrote, but I needed to get it done and submitted
  9. Good day today, I rode the Loki-Monster this morning (I love morning rides if I can manage to drag myself out of bed. They're so peaceful and I love when the barn is completely empty.) and logged all of my food today. Tomorrow is yoga again. I think I've decided that if I get all three yoga sessions in this week, I get to buy a new DVD. Hopefully one a little less lame than my current one. But if nothing else at least it would be new.
  10. I should probably make mention of making my goals SMART for the weekly mini-quest, eh? I think they're pretty well honed. I spent an entire course doing nothing by writing goals and objectives in college thanks to my instructor program, so I've got some practice with the formula. Plus, I've got a list of failed challenges behind me, so hopefully I've managed to whittle down to a formula that will equal success? Worth a try at least!
  11. I am right there with you on the being mad that prepartation didn't do the work for me! I had to cut out social media (at least Facebook) entirely for the duration of the challenge because I finally realized what a time suck it has become! I think your first two goals aren't actually too bad as far as being SMART. You could re-word the first one to be a little more clear as to how long 4000 steps will be acceptable for your cardio, and how you want to go about increasing that over the course of the challenge. You second goal is simple`and measureable, as you stated! Your third goal is the m
  12. Day one went well. I ended up not working today, so I had plenty of time for everything. My schedule is pretty erratic. But I did 30 minutes of yoga this morning (and decided I really need a new yoga DVD...) and rode the monster-horse (who was a jerk today... but that's besides the point.) So far I've tracked all of my food intake, though I still have dinner to go,. As long as I enter that, I can call today a success! Yippee! I should go get a cheap calendar that I can put stars on when I do everything I'm supposed to do... It is surprising how motivating stickers still are as an adult.
  13. It's an expensive sport, for sure! It's been my passion for as long as I can remember though, and is a part-time job right now. The ultimate goal is for horses to become my career, but that's a long road to get to that place! Right now I'm making enough to cover most of my expenses, but I can't really expand my riding and training business while still working my day job because of time constraints. My hope is, if I can eventually transfer a significant portion of my income into writing and working from home, that will afford me the flexibility to devote more time to my equestrian goals. But li
  14. It's been a rough winter for me. Not for any concrete reasons, I've just been full of self-pity and excuses. I had a firm discussion with myself about a week ago though, and reminded myself that the only person in charge of my success is me. If I don't have time to ride my horse after work, I need to go before work. When I was a working student, I go up at 5am so that I could run before I had be at the barn at 7 to start riding my docket of horses for the day. I don't have be at work till 9 most mornings. The "I don't have time" excuse needs to end. So here we are, ready to start again. Main
  15. Another infrequent check-in. I don't suppose I'm making any friends by diappearing for long stretches of time. I'm up to 20 push-ups and 40 squats every morning now. And I've been dilligent about that. And about the getting up and doing stuff. Except this morning, where I didn't quite make it out of bed. Set backs are not failures though. The horse got ridden Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. But Tuesday, Wednesday and (so far) today he's gotten skipped because I need to get ready for a garage sale this weekend. I can't believe it's the end of August already. No pull-ups lately. Sigh.
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