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miriad

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About miriad

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  • Birthday 05/01/1979

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    Ypsilanti, MI
  1. I find that I have allowed myself to sip into old habits, which mainly allow myself to not do the things that I need to be doing in order to do the things I want to be doing but don't currently have much value. - Watching a lot of TV while reading on my phone, in the same room as my hubby and kid bit not necessarily interacting with them. - Letting chores pile up so that getting anything done ends up taking way more time than it should and I lose out on good togetherness time. - Flaking out at work to the point that I need to bring work home in order to keep up with my deadlines. This is a
  2. 01/06 Report: + Walked 9505 steps. Fell asleep with daughter and got to cuddle a bit. We have eaten at home, with home made meals, since Monday. - Missed breaking the 10k step mark because I fell asleep with my daughter. Did not clean up after dinner or in the kitchen at all after cooking because I fell asleep with my daughter. I'm having a hard time being too mad at myself for falling asleep with Abby. We co-sleep with her, so we were all in bed, snoozing away, and really, there is no bad there. BUT. I woke up this morning, and there were dirty plates out, the dirty pan from dinner
  3. I realized that I didn't actually set any goals for the challenge. *facepalm* Here we go: Diet Eat a vegetable with one meal every dayReduce fast food consumption by 50% Fitness Walk every day for 15 minutes (or more) every day (I am participating in the Walk to Mordor challenge) Level Up Your Life Clean for 2 minutes each night before bed or first thing in the morning (when you're waiting for your coffee to brew, maybe?). Focus on one small area and keeping that one clean, and then once you're good at that one, start to expand it. I am also starting the Nerd Fitness Academy. I'm goin
  4. Jonesy, Thanks! Yes, I have spoken with my PT about it, and honestly, at this point, it is just pure fear that is keeping me on the couch. I know what I NEED to do in order to stay safe, and what I need to get healthy, and where those two things overlap, I just keep thinking about how terrible things were and chicken out. But that's why I am here. New year, new spine of steel (HAH).
  5. I'd love to join you guys! https://www.fitbit.com/user/3YTDH2 I'm also in the Walk to Mordor group.
  6. I'm with you, too! I need to stop fretting and just get moving.
  7. Thanks, Kris1007! Wow-40.5?!?!?! Is this your first little? So exciting! To be honest, I'm still trying to figure out how to fit in working out with full time work and being a mama. I'm hoping we can help each other out.
  8. I've participated in previous challenges, like, WAY back in the day, but have fallen off the wagon. I was training pretty seriously when I herniated a disc in my back, and after my recovery, I got pregnant (on purpose) with my daughter, which had the unintended consequence of messing up my back again. And I did so AGAIN after Little Bear was born. At this point, I am looking at 2.5 years since I did any serious fitness or health work, outside of aiming for a healthy pregnancy. I am terrified of messing up my back again, but I am scared that by NOT embracing fitness, I am gaining so much
  9. Congrats on the mile! Woo hoo! I got into running using the Couch to 5K program and I loved it. I am a slow runner but I've gotten to the point where I can run for a long time, which I actually really love. There is something about how it feels after I get off the treadmill or get back from a run outside that just can't (at least for me) be beat. I hope that you fall in as much love with running as I have. You don't have to be fast and you don't have to run long distances, you just have to run to be a runner. You're doing great! I've played around with paleo and I actually really like it
  10. Thanks for the kind words! Gym went pretty well, actually. Felt good to get back up there and DO something. My NaNo project is going well. I have to hit 50K words by tomorrow at 11:59pm, and I am just shy of needing 5K more to manage that. os, if I can get my rear in gear today and tomorrow afternoon/evening, I'll be all set. I'd LOVE to finish this puppy tonight. Granted, the story won't actually be DONE but I will have 50,000 words to edit and expand on, which is better than where I was on November 1. So, challenge wise, here we go: 11/27 - Ran 2 miles, did some leg, core, and back mac
  11. jonowi, thanks for checking in with me! I have fallen a bit off the wagon- Thanksgiving was hard, both the preparing for it at work, and then the actual celebrating of it. I ended up with a serious migraine (2 day long) that totally killed a lot of my plans, post holiday. But enough with excuses! Here's what's been up with me, listing everything I did or did not do in order to be accountable. *sigh* 11/16- Did not work out 11/17- I hit the gym, ran for 15 minutes (1.1 miles) and did some heavy lifting with dumbbells. I think I actually overdid it a bit (I've been using machines that hadn'
  12. I've done challenges before. In fact, I had gotten pretty active in this community a while back and then backslid off this mountain like nobody's business. After a cross country move back to Michigan and realizing that in the process I had gained back all 35 lbs I had lost last year, I knew I needed to come back here and get my act together. My concern is the holiday season and making things even worse than they already are. Which sounds super negative, but I think I'm at the point where I am looking at my choices and trying to make better ones, so I'm already on the upswing, I just need to ta
  13. Hi, everyone! I just signed up for the challenge and am excited to be a Hopeful Hobbit! - miriad
  14. Brief Overview of Goals: Diet: * Paleo at least 80% of the time * No dairy (except whey protein) * Limited added sugar (avoid if at all possible, as much as possible) Fitness: * Run my 5k in less than 35 minutes * Bench press 130lbs * 500 burpees * Solid and consistent area specific weight workouts (arms, legs, glutes, abs, etc.) Life: * Finish negotiating with lender for new payments * Update budget for year and next two months * Submit my synopsis and first 3 chapters of my book, as requested, ON TIME * Finish all the dishes and keep the counter clean for 2 weeks+ * Clean off the kitchen
  15. Brief Overview of Goals: Diet: * Paleo at least 80% of the time * No dairy (except whey protein) * Limited added sugar (avoid if at all possible, as much as possible) Fitness: * Run my 5k in less than 35 minutes * Bench press 130lbs * 500 burpees * Solid and consistent area specific weight workouts (arms, legs, glutes, abs, etc.) Life: * Finish negotiating with lender for new payments * Update budget for year and next two months * Submit my synopsis and first 3 chapters of my book, as requested, ON TIME * Finish all the dishes and keep the counter clean for 2 weeks+ * Clean off the kitchen
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