Little Miss Camouflage

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  1. On 2/22/2019 at 2:33 PM, Waanie said:

    How is this week going? Hope things are going well!

     

    Hey - a mixed bag...

     

    1. only got to 10k on the bike but reckon I can knock out another 10k this evening (if I can persuade the puppy to behave for a bit...)

    2. two classes this week - circuit training and kettlebells. YAY

    3. seem to have increased again! Argh. I haven't actually started sewing the costume yet - though I have cut the pieces out. I'd better go for the smallest seam I can manage :-)

    4. 20 hours this week. This is knocked out of the park :-)

     

    Feeling fairly chipper about this. Off to cycle some KM before next week starts (in less than 6 hours...).

     

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  2. Sorry, crazy week last week - out a lot (not like me) so didn't do so well on my objectives. &*$£^&%$*£&

     

    I got to 30km on the bike

    Zero strength training (argh - I usually do one class at least)

    Weight went up (arhhjahwgr - how does that happen when I'm being careful - I can't even blame it on bigger muscles (see above comment on strength training))

    Managed about 5 hours in total v 14 hours target (lsudghflaskejhflaksjhg;abuvlrdd). I managed several hours worrying about it so that shows the time *is* available.

     

    Right, up and at 'em next week. Some ground to make up. At least I'm not out 4 nights next week. I have a better chance to succeed! :-)

    Not disheartened. Just more motivated. Honest :-)

     

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  3. Hello fellow rebels,

    I'm looking forward to my first challenge as a rebel and I'm ramping up the difficulty this time:

    1. Cycle 50km/week (indoor bike)
    2. Strength training twice a week (I go to a kettlebell class so need to do a bodyweight training at home or attend the other circuit class in the week)
    3. Lose at least 1 kg (I have an ambitious fancy-dress costume to fit into next month so highly motivated for this :-)
    4. Spend at least 2 hours per day building my income (I'm setting up a freelance business but also do some no-win-no-fee work. The overall goal is to generate income so I need to do both really to be safe).

     

    And I'm hoping planning to continue the drinking water & meditation challenges from last time. They worked well.

     

    I've set weekly goals this time so will be reporting back weekly but probably lurking at other times too.

     

    Here we go...

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    Good luck everyone.

     

     

     

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  4. Final reflections:

    1) push ups: this worked well and I'm now tackling full on push ups in my kettlebells class. As well as Upsie-downsies. Ugh - my least favourite exercise!

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week: yes, this wasn't too much of a stretch. I only struggled on a couple of days in total and blew it once. I'll have to ramp this up a bit next time. Maybe focus on not eating the biscuits between fruit.

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal. Loved this one - just need a better memory for it. 

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day. Totally loved this one. Will continue this one - I already miss it if I don't do it.

     

    Overall, I'm a fairly self-motivated person so was skeptical about the benefits of 'sharing'. But having folks online watching out for me has definitely helped. It feels more accountable. And I've got through the month consistently sticking to the challenge rather than tailing off after a few days.

     

    I'll think about the next challenge. How to make it harder but achievable. And seen as no-one else is nerdy enough to play golf (seriously - zero search results - I thought it was *the* nerdiest sport!), I'll probably stick to the rebels just now. Otherwise, my interests are in strength training (I'm new to this), yoga, meditation, a bit of mainly indoor cycling, indoor rowing, and hopefully wild swimming from the spring and a bit more hiking.

     

    Onwards and upwards everyone :-)

     

     

     

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  5. Day 28

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day ✔︎ rest day

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ mushroom, orange, spring onion, carrot, cabbage)

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal X Argh. Forgot again! D'oh!

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ 

     

    Looks like we're done here - they've moved us off the Current Challenge page.

     

    Well done everyone :-) Heroes, every one...

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  6. Day 27

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day 1/2✔︎ Forgot until I was going out for night. I managed 2 sets on hall stairs while my husband put his boots on & rounded up the puppy!

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ lamb's lettuce, tomato, beetroot, cucumber, peppers, spinach, mushroom, apple, )

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal 1/2✔︎ the glasses of water I drank before dinner were carbonated with yeast, hops, etc. Ok, ok, ok you got me. It was beer. It must count a *wee* bit?

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ 

     

     

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  7. Sorry got distracted by doing stuff IRL.

    Missing updates (as far as I can remember, I've been pretty well-behaved...)

     

    Day 24

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day ✔︎ rest day

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ spinach, mushrooms, stewed fruit - cherry, raspberry, blueberry, carrot, onion, cabbage, cauliflower)

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal ✔︎

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ 

     

    Day 25

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day ✔︎ well, during one of the kettlebell class circuits I did 2 sets of kettlebell press ups (where you do a press up and then balance on one arm while you life up the kettlebell) and I used the full on normal press up shape. Knees nowhere near the floor :-) YAY!

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ onion, peas, french beans, spinach, stewed fruit - cherry, raspberry, blueberry)

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal ✔︎

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ 

     

    Day 26

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day ✔︎ rest day and I need it :-) Doing loads of push ups while also doing loads of DIY/painting is not great planning.

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ clementine, onion, peas, french beans, spinach)

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal ✔︎

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ 


    Note to me: I need to update daily or I forget. Which is daft because I usually eat the same main meals for at least 2 days as I always cook too much!

     

     

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  8. Day 23

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day (✔︎ 4 x 11 on 4th step. Check out the progression :-)

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ clementines, tomato, apple, carrot, onion, cabbage, pepper)

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal ✔︎

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ 

    Will aim for some real pushups tomorrow... 

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  9. Two little belated ducks...

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day (✔︎ rest day)

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ stewed fruit [pears, cherries, raspberries, blueberries]), apple, cauliflower, cabbage, onion, carrot, spring onions)

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal Forgot. Oops.

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ yes, loving this one :-)

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  10. Day 21

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day (✔︎)

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ mushroom, peas, cauliflower, stewed fruit [pears, cherries, raspberries, blueberries]), apple)

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal ✔︎

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ yes, done already today.

    Tra-la-laaa. 

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  11. Day twenty,

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day (✔︎ rest day)

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ tomato, mushroom, peas, carrot, onion, cauliflower, stewed fruit [pears, cherries, raspberries, blueberries])

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal ✔︎

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ Just about to do that before bed.

    ...

     

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  12. Day n-n-n-n-n-n-nineteen,

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day (✔︎ 4 x 10 at 4th step)

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ mushroom, spinach, orange, onion, cabbage, carrot)

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal ✔︎

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ Just about to do that before bed.

     

    Bing! Next...

     

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  13. Aaaaaand, we're back... day 18. Up out of the mud, approaching the wagon...

    1) complete 4 sets of wall push ups every other day (✔︎ rest day)

    2) eat at least 5 different fruit/veg at least 5 days each week (✔︎ apple, veg soup (onion, carrot, pea etc), cauliflower, lettuce, tomato, spinach)

    3) drink a glass of water before every evening meal X totally forgot. In my defence, I prepped tea, then my OH cooked it while I painted the front room ceiling. So I wasn't exactly lounging around.

    4) meditate 5 minutes each day ✔︎ Just about to do that before bed.

     

     

     

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