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mollytigerc

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  1. 1. Overall Strength My Chatarunga is a ton better than when I started this challenge!!!!! I'm able to lower slowly with much more control! I can't quite flip my feet while I'm in chaturanga and lift up into downward dog yet, but I'm able to do the hover and that is exciting me so much!!! My fitness routine has swapped up a lot so I've been training in the morning, but I'm taking a lot of classes with a great friend of mine and that's been a lot of fun! I find I have a lot of fun encouraging others to workout and giving them tips to succeed. 2. Handstand Practice I have not been remembering the picture every day, but I've been getting in 5 minutes most days. There might be 1-2 days that I forget during the week, but overall there is a lot of progress here too! I have been kicking up and trying to take the foot that is on the ground and tucking it behind my knee. I've noticed I'm getting more hang time and that is super exciting. Plus I'm back to being able to raise into tripod handstand back to where it was late last year I didn't have as constant of a yoga practice 3. Logging Mindfulness I have logged every day with the exception of 2 days. I've been eating more veggies for lunch/dinner, but not for breakfast. My water consumption has been great! I've been mindfulness about alone time. 4. Push my Routine I have completely changed my workout and I've been enjoying it. I've started working out in classes with my friend and that's been a lot of various things which has been fun! I have fun being her accountability buddy Overall I'm still doing well. Next time, I'll likely have a goal about hitting my macros, but for now I'm trying to hit them but I'm logging everything to make sure I'm used to it. I'm doing more meal planning now which is really pushing what I was doing before and it's been helping! My workouts have been better!
  2. To anyone following this post I'm checking in: 1. Overall Strength I've been doing pretty well overall at this goal. I've kept my strength training to 3 times a week in the morning. I have been doing 1-2 times a week of yoga, but I'm finding I'm not having as much fun on my Thursday night yoga practice because it is really difficult to fit in my schedule (part of the reason I moved my workouts to the morning in the first place). So I'm going to somewhat change this goal to 1 day a week yoga at least with some other yoga thrown in. I do tend to probably hit 2-3 times a week because I'll do small flows every once in a while for different body parts that need attention. Or I'll do it at work to reset my brain. 2. Handstand practice I have somewhat fell through with this practice so I'm going to reset myself and try to get every day as well as a picture to remind myself of where I'm going. I think I've hit most days of handstand practice, but I would say only 1/2 the week I've been focusing on the goal. I wanted this to be more of a skill work goal so I would do 5 minutes anytime throughout the day. I'm going to set a reminder on my phone to do this so I can't forget. 3. Logging Mindfulness I've been doing a great job at this goal. I've been logging at least 6 days a week. I think there were only 2 days so far during this challenge that I didn't log, and that was due to friends being in town. However, since I've logged even if my meals aren't perfect. I have noticed that I've been much worse during the weekends, so I'm not working towards being mindful about that and making changes. I've been doing a good job getting the water I need which is great! I think I'm starting to get to the point of over planning, but I stepped back because I got a cold that hit me this weekend. Since the cold came, I'm doing a bit better at not over planning. This goal has actually made me realize a goal for the next challenge which is great! I want to do something fulfilling each day in my personal life. I'm starting to evaluate what things really make me feel like I have accomplished something and I'm writing those down. 4. Push my Routine I've been doing this quite well. It wasn't in terms of yoga which surprised me (which is why I went the more druid path) but instead, I decided to join a fitness challenge. I think it will be a lot of fun! I'm hoping for the best since it just started! I haven't done any fitness challenges at this gym, so I'm hoping it is a lot of fun! Overall, things are going well. There are some definitely room for improvement. The goals for this time were pretty ambitious but I think they are helping me to check in which is what I needed!
  3. Thank you! A lot of these sub-goals are goals that bring me to over the overarching goal. Some of the sub-goals have higher priority over others. Some are just so I can make sure I can mentally check in. Overall, I've been doing really well!! I also started this 12-week challenge at my gym that I'm excited about
  4. Great job!!!!!! For your clean temple at least you have done it!!!! Keep it up! Hope this week you've been doing the same!!
  5. That's awesome!!! I'm so glad to hear that your challenge is going well!!! Mine has also been going really well! For my overall strength challenge, I've been doing a great job! I'm hoping that over the weekend I continue to do as well! I have some friends coming into town, so I'm going to make sure to plan out my days a little more closely so I don't go overboard with food. But I think it will go well, and it will be a good challenge to remind myself to check in with myself a bit more to make sure I'm sticking with what I want to do!
  6. Hey PrincessGlam! This is my first 4week challenges as a Druid as well! I love how you have y our focuses laid out! When I'm really in the mood for snacking, I try to make sure I have a slightly bigger dinner with more protein and more veggies which helps curb my absolute need for snacking. I make sure I drink a ton of water around that time which helps as well. The other thing I do is I try to keep all snacks out my line of sight. It really helps me because when I see a snack I then really really want it. Also, sometimes when I'm looking around my house for snacks, I'll work towards being mindful about what I'm doin., I tend to say out loud "No I do not want a snack. I am full" And sometimes that also helps. That's not to say there are not days where I don't snack, but they've become less frequently, and if I'm snacking it's normally because I haven't hit my macros that day and I'm missing out on some nutrition. What kind of things are you doing to help have no more snacks after dinner? Additionally, how is your challenge going so far?
  7. Hey Rippleberry! I'm not sure what your income looks like with Disability, but could you look at local community centers that could help you with food? I know in my area, some churches will provide free food for people who do not have a large income. My mother is on disability and this is a large way of how she gets a lot of her food throughout the month, so it might be something to look at! Also, I love how your psychologist is helping with your quests! That is so awesome! I'd love to hear the other quests she gives you if you don't mind! Lastly, how are your quests going so far this week?
  8. I love your goal names! How goes your first few days of the challenge?
  9. Hey Sunmage! I hope your job hunting adventure is going well! How goes your quest for Discipline gone since you've started? Also, I have never heard about TRE, and it sounds very interesting! Do you go somewhere to do it or is there something that you follow online?
  10. Hey Nusuth! I like your goals!! How have your goals been going? I read up on the Ivy Lee method after reading your post! Let me know how you like that! I kind of do something similar with my bullet journal where I write down my list for the day so it is easier to figure out what I need to do that day. I feel like making that last the day before might make it easier to keep my focus the next day! Also to your Fitness Goal, I wouldn't put down the different squats and push-ups you do to having no effect. I know that I've been practicing my chaturanga pushups everyday for yoga because I want to be able to get to the full chaturanga sooner. Since I've started doing at least 10 chaturanga push-ups a day. I have found that it's made a big difference in my yoga practice and my gym routine! Also if you are worried about your routine crashing feel free to post more about how it is going! I'd love to hear more! You've got this!
  11. 1. Overall Strength Work on Chatarunga to build more overall strength Keep my fitness routine of 3 times a week strength training in the morning Work towards 2-3 times a week of yoga. 2. Handstand Practice Do some handstand practice every day for 5 minutes Practice mindfulness by getting a picture every day to check in 3. Logging Mindfulness Log all my food everyday to become more mindful of my eating to make sure I'm eating both enough and not too much Eat veggies with every meal Check in on water consumption to make sure I'm getting at least 12 cups of water Check in with myself to make sure I'm getting enough time to recharge rather than over-planning 4. Push my Routine I am going to journal how my routines feel every week to check in on how they are doing to make sure they don't stagnate. I was doing strong lifts last 4-week challenge, but I got really bored with it. I have a bunch of new workout plans that I"m going to play with and evaluate as I go. Fit in 2 classes of Yoga per week. Yoga keeps me excited and engaged so I'm going to keep doing that.
  12. Hey All! I figured I would check in as a kind of post-mortem of the challenge! Also to write out what I'm thinking of how it went! Overall, it was successful. Goal 1: I am working out 3-4 times a week in the mornings then yoga on Sundays. My swimming at first was very consistent, but as my work schedule got more hectic I moved it more towards yoga. I like swapping between yoga and swimming on the days that I'm running behind, This is a success because prior I was working out 2-3 (mostly 2) times a week in the afternoons and on Sundays. Goal 2: I have been being more mindful. I did not end up journaling, but I did make sure that I would sit and recognize what I was thinking to help myself calm down which was great! Goal 3: I'd like to say I aced this, but I definitely didn't. I had 2 big due dates over the course of this challenge. However, if I had many periods of busy-ness, I made sure to have down time. I made sure I got plenty of sleep on the majority of nights. I also did better on setting some time aside for myself which I think was a great change of pace to the constant moving I was doing. As for the board game convention, OH MAN WAS THAT FUN! It was by far one of my favorite vacations. It was extremely helpful towards my work-life balance goal because when I play board games. I'm trying to be strategic with different aspects of a game, so I can't think of work! So much fun! I'm definitely going to do it again! Now that I've written this out, I think I have done a really great job keeping my work/life balance. I had busy times, but I made sure to balance them out. Additionally, I only canceled 1 weekly event due to work. Thanks for checking in! I think next time I'm going to do a bit more multiclassing with the Druids since that's what I already do! I am going to do another 4-week challenge and focus on yoga (but weight lifting will not go away! )
  13. Thanks for checking in! I thought I had responded to this last week. My first week was very rocky due to work. However, this week work is pretty insane, and I'm sticking to it. Overall, this challenge is going very well! However, I'm kind of shifting some of my workouts because I've gotten pretty bored with strong lifts. (I get excited about it progresses but then I get bored with the overall workout pretty quickly is my experience) I am adding in more body weight workouts, but I am really excited to report I was able to deadlift my bodyweight!!!! I had not realized how close to that goal I was! I am still working towards my squatting goal, but the progress is quite slow right now.
  14. Hey All! I've been on the Nerdfitness facebook group for some time, but I felt like it was time to try out the 4-week challenges to check in on myself and the goals I write down for myself. I joined Nerd Fitness 2 years ago now, but 3 years ago I lost about 90 pounds in my quest to stay healthy. A lot of my family members died of various health conditions that were preventable had they eaten healthier and I knew it was time for a change. Additionally, I started to realize I had a super unhealthy relationship with food, and I needed to fix that. I really love food, but it's hard to get people to understand how much you love food when you only eat mac and cheese. When I first started my journey, I knew I mostly ate unhealthy foods with no fruit or veggies in my diet. I went through the process to change that and it was an excellent transition. Now that I've lost the weight, and I've maintained (with the occasional weight gain of <10 pounds). I feel like a bad ass and I'm excited to keep going on my journey for self-improvement. Sometime last year, I stumbled upon the Nerd Fitness facebook group, and boy did I love finding it! I really enjoy reading everyone's struggles, new goals, and successes. My current goals are to just be a bad ass. What that means to me is: to be able to do a handstand for a minute, more yoga, lift heavier, eat plenty of veggies while keeping a healthy relationship with food, continue swimming, and stay mentally healthy!
  15. I have been lifting for about 2 and a half years now off and on. Previously I was doing my own thing with friends and a gym that ended up getting me into weight lifting. Now, I wanted something to track my progress as I get further. I'm sure I'll end up doing a different program in the future, but I like the simplicity of strong lifts! How long have you been lifting?
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