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  1. This was a good week and a tough one. The pinched nerve got worse before it got better. It totally messed with my mental health. Weekly Recap: Three Steps Forward: Lift 3 times a week. MWF - though friday was really really hard to get up for. Take a Short Rest when needed: Yoga Thursday after Dnd was a chore to do but I did it. Recover hit points: Keep track of food in LoseIt. The goal is to keep your average weekly calories in the range: 1600 to 1900: I am in the upper of the range this week but doing well. Self-care once a week: Book reading happened but not the bubble bath, pinched nerve made this a no go. I took measurements today and the biggest change was my chest is down by 2 inches - which is amazing. My weight isn’t doing what I want but that is okay with inches melting off slowly. I transplanted my tomato plants and the peppers are sprouting. Next week: Self-care item: Not sure. I might make a chocolate cake. I have a really good book that I am reading so that is awesome.
  2. Great pictures of the hike! How is this week going?
  3. Great job on kickboxing and trying to trouble shoot the snacking! The I got this days - are the best!
  4. Woot Woot on getting a workout in on Monday! How were the resistance band pull ups? If you have more than one you can use more than one - I have looped a 3 incher and a 2 incher to give me enough lift so I would still work on the motion.
  5. Sunday went well - I ended up not doing yoga. Monday - I got my lifting in, in the morning but I didn’t sleep well which made it a sluggish day. Today: Cario day 20 minutes on the recumbent bike at the gym. I slept awesome and rocked it out of the park today at work. Tonight is my self-care bubble bath and book. @Salinger I am going to read Mud Season - it is a memoir. I am looking forward to my bath - I have bath bombs ready to go! I had had some weird sensations over the last couple of days in my limbs and I am slightly worried I pinched a nerve. I hope it goes away on it own. *fingers crossed*
  6. Okay so for me rest days are the FREAKING HARDEST. Like no yesterday was not a gym day. Take the day off from that, do work for most of the day, clean the kitchen make good food and RELAX. You can do it tonic! I did it but it is so hard for me to not be constantly doing #allthethings. Speaking of, I might do some yoga today. I am a little stiff in my shoulders and neck from my appointment with my chiropractor yesterday. Yoga is a rest day activity for me. I do an easy 22 minute session that I have so down I don’t need to really listen to it anymore. Weekly Recap: Three Steps Forward: Lift 3 times a week. The streak is continuing up to 14 days!. I hit MWF like I was supposed to. Take a Short Rest when needed: Yoga Thursday after Dnd felt really good. I will do a session today to keep loose. Recover hit points: Keep track of food in LoseIt. The goal is to keep your average weekly calories in the range: 1600 to 1900: 1,650 - In range but a bit lower than anticipated. Self-care once a week: Massage accomplished this week on Friday, I took the rest of Friday afternoon to relax. The trade off was I made up the hours on Saturday with a bit more. Next week: Self-care item: Bubble bath with a book on my kindle I got this!
  7. Whiskey or a good bourbon and I am game - I love sipping on a good pour. Heck yeah with working out anyway! Great job on listening to what your body needed and still sticking to your plan.
  8. Congrats on the climbing gym! I keep wanting to go to one but chicken out. I just got my tomatoes started indoors. I am also in the Seattle area but closer to Edmonds.
  9. #seattleitessticktogether I tackled the multiple cocktails challenge with upgrading what I was drinking: When your drink is $18 you stop at one - well I do anyway and I drink it so slow.
  10. @Rurik Harrgath That is the accountant part of me shining brightly. Oh we can add gifs?! This is awesome. @Maigs *nods* Yeah, we are an office of 6 total, 1 tax accountant, 1.5 bookkeepers, admin and me reviewing. Folks have to ask to be able to do overtime in our 'office'. We really focus on a work life balance even during tax season. Now I sound like a recruiter so I am gonna shut up about work. =P Today I had my massage at 1pm and I have the rest of the day off. This was my 'Saturday', tomorrow I will be working from 10 to 3pm. I am finding this sustainable especially compared to last year, plus it gives me time to focus on actual work instead of email. This weekend I get to focus on my long rest from the gym, two whole days or no lifting or cardio. If I want to I might go on a short hike, but given I took this afternoon off it isn't likely. I instead want to make sure I get my seeds started for my garden. My tomato plants are sprouting and this weekend I need to get my peppers in the little seed pods. #55daystogo
  11. You got this! I remember the 12/14 hours days my first couple of years in the tax room. One thing you might want to try is take a 20 minute walk at 2pm, just around the block out of the office. It used to be enough that my feet wouldn't cramp up at night, and wake me up at 3am during my precious sleep. Remember that there are no accounting or tax emergencies - no one is going to die because of having to file an extension. You are doing amazing! #taxaccountantsforthewin #55daystogo
  12. @MaigsTax Accountants Unite! I am on my 11 or 12 tax season this year - my 4th as a firm owner. Thing has gotten better as I manage capacity at our firm, plus we are a remote firm - taking the commute away has helped things. I also workout BEFORE my day begins at work, otherwise it doesn't happen. You doing a challenge this month? 55 days to go!
  13. Your hair is rocking! It only took you 2 hours to sparking clean - woah that's amazing! When my place is clean and straighten up my mental health is more steady. You totally can rock that deadline!
  14. Thanks @Salinger! 10 Year Recap: Holy smokes, I joined in 2012?! I can’t believe it has been that long. It has really been 8 years and my life has so drastically changed. In 2012, I lived in a different state was engaged and was soo young. Since then I have moved across the country, got married, started a company, got divorced, got engaged, then married again and bought some property to build on. I am at the best mentally than I have ever been. It also shows. I have stayed on track this year like no other. I am at the heaviest weight I have ever been at but I am making progress at lowering that. My word of the year is Sustainability and I am keeping it in the forefront of my mind. My 2020 overarching goal is to make sustainable changes. The more detailed goals are: Get to a healthier weight: 170 to 185lbs Keep lifting and gain my strength back Build a house Grow our family(knock on wood) This challenge is all about keeping my changes on track. This weeks update: Three Steps Forward: Lifting on Monday, Wednesday & Friday - Done Cardio on Tuesday - 20 minutes on a recumbent bike - Done Short Rest: Yoga on Thursday - Done Hit Points Recover: Been tracking food all week and I am on point Massage today for relaxation and recovery! This week, I have rocked it and stuck to all of my plans. It helps when I plan out my recovery in advanced and it makes it easier to go to the gym the rest of the time. I am in that weird zone where I am focusing on weight loss and strength gains. My current plan is working so far. My weight is slowly bouncing down around .5lbs a week and my lifts are increasing. A Day Workout 1/23/2020 1/29 2/3 2/10 2/14 2/19/20 Cardio - minutes 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Goblet Squat 10 20 25 25 30 35 40 Pushups 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Rows 10 25 25 35 35 35 40 Goblet Squat/Deadlift 10 25 25 25 30 35 40 Pushups 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Rows 10 25 35 35 35 35 40 Goblet Squat/Deadlift 10 25 25 Pushups 10 10 10 Rows 10 35 Snatches 10 30 30 B Day Workout 1/27/20 1/31 2/5 2/12 2/17/20 2/21/20 Cardio - minutes 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Deadlift/RDL 10 25 40 50 50 60 60 Pushups 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Rows 10 25 30 35 35 35 35 Deadlift/RDL 10 25 50 50 50 60 60 Pushups 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Rows 10 25 30 35 35 35 35 Deadlift/RDL 10 25 60 60 Pushups 10 10 10 10 Rows 10 25 35 40 Snatches 10 25 25 30 NA
  15. Massive update for 2018 & 2019. Plus some new goals. @katosphere I know you!
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