AriatikStarr

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  1. Kwesadilo deals with injuries

    I’m sorry, this literally just made me laugh out loud.
  2. AriatikStarr hunkers down on habits

    week 3 update: it literally feels like yesterday that I typed up week 2... that’s how this week has gone. And basically, it was mostly trash in the challenge sense. I have a random dog in my apartment, in addition to the new human and cat... so four furry things and two humans. Too much. lifting & stretching: combining these updates because I did them together this week... two days. The dog-fetching destroyed my plans early in the week. duolingo: goose egg. I decided that maybe I should spend my computer time figuring out where I’ll be sleeping in two weeks instead of limping through Spanish I won’t be fluent enough in anyway. eating: bad for the first half of the week on takeout. Better for the second half. weight: weighed myself on Thursday and was down another 1.8 pounds which is astounding because I ate copious amounts of pizza and fried cheese in the last week. So... quite obviously need some improvement over the next week in all areas.
  3. AriatikStarr hunkers down on habits

    I’m going to do this right now, before I get swept away with my week and forget about it. Over the last year, I’ve been working on meal prep (and eating it), stretching more, and trying to maintain my outdoor activities. This year I’d like to really nail down these habits. With this, I ultimately want to work on cutting some excess weight. I don’t really know exactly where to put my goal, but I plan to chunk it out 10 pounds at a time to make it seem attainable. As far as life goals, I officially hit my first savings goal. My main focus in 2018 will be turned to paying off as much of my student loans as possible. I also would like to be conversational in Spanish, and keep reading through the books I have (it’s like meditation, so not necessarily for learning purposes). so for challenge #1 Fun story, I’m actually out of town starting January 31st until February 15th. Lifting: lower the weight being used for Wendler’s and work on the Boring But Big program for added volume. For this challenge, I’m just looking at completing 1 cycle. Stretching: Make this part of the morning routine somehow, whether it’s after the gym or while coffee is brewing. Should be every day. Ideally I’ll also foam roll 2-3x per week. Food: No takeout at all. I’ll start here. January is cold so the threat of physically going out to eat is pretty low, but I’ll allow it on occasion for social purposes. Weight: I’ll weigh in on my first Gym morning next week. From there, I’d like to lose 5+ pounds during this challenge. Duolingo: 30 minutes per day. Ive been enjoying reading and doing it regularly, but if I find that I haven’t in the first week I’ll adjust to add that goal as well. I just don’t want to get carried away. Same with bikes, although I suspect with walking dogs and the cold I won’t really have the capacity for a consistent 2 fun rides per week.