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  1. I had a checkup with my new family doctor last week. She was matter-of-fact that yes, it would be healthy for me to lose 30 pounds before trying to get pregnant. It seems like such a big number. I feel intimidated. She also reiterated the possible pros and cons of staying on my anti-anxiety medication during pregnancy, ultimately telling me that it is up to me to decide what is best. All things equal, I would stay on my medication. It's been such a good thing for me, I feel so much more stable and happy when I am on it. But I absolutely do not want to go courting unnecessary risk during pregnancy. I feel scared about withdrawal and what life will feel like without the meds. It's been a few years. So these are things I am thinking about right now. Today I did Nerd Fitness workout 2A to get back on the exercise bandwagon. I feel good! Sincerely, Laura AKA Gleagor
  2. Hi All, I am pushing myself to post here because I have foresworn Facebook and I need a fitness community if I am going to go anywhere with this. I am 32 and live in Athens, GA (shout-out to any fellow Athenians out there!). I would like to lose 30 pounds and wean myself off my anxiety medication to better my chances of getting pregnant/having a healthy pregnancy when we start trying this fall. The other part of me says "Eh, that sounds hard and unpleasant, let's just watch YouTube videos and eat cookies all day." I know once I titrate off my meds, I am going to need exercise more than ever to stay chill. So here I am. I am grateful to have found this community. Sincerely, Laura
  3. Are you interested in getting some gymnastic skills? Does this look familiar? We call it a "melting cartwheel" (term originally coined by @Elastigirl and/or @elsfaire), and we're working on making them less melty... together. Join us for support and all sorts of fun play time!
  4. it is never too late to join! Just start with mission one and post! We welcome all newcomers! http://youtu.be/RhlXqYiTz2Q This is an accountabuddies group for L1 Newbies! I will be helping you navigate your new world of NF during your first 6 week challenge. Support is key here in your success. That is what this thread is all about. Check in on each other, motivate and support each other. Each week there will be different challenges for you to complete. These challenges are geared to help you be successful at your goals! If you like movies, music, and fun this is the group to be in. If you dare to take the Red Pill sign up here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0Aiv-aMyHwRQKdGlPbjBwMmM5bHg3S0RYYTI4aEZlY3c&f=true&noheader=false&gid=13 and post here a little something about yourself ( main quest or goal, your interests and motivation) and a link to your thread. Your extraction from the Matrix will happen on Sunday.
  5. http://youtu.be/RhlXqYiTz2Q This is an accountabuddies group for L1 Newbies! My co-host ChristArtist and I will be helping you navigate your new world of NF during your first 6 week challenge. Support is key here in your success. That is what this thread is all about. Check in on each other, motivate and support each other. Each week there will be different challenges for you to complete. These challenges are geared to help you be successful at your goals! If you like movies, music, and fun this is the group to be in. If you dare to take the Red Pill sign up here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0Aiv-aMyHwRQKdFRJbmVxRHN0UWVoUVUxXzEtWjI1WUE&f=true&noheader=false&gid=13 and post a little something about yourself ( main quest or goal, your interests and motivation) and a link to your thread. Your extraction from the Matrix will happen on Sunday. *******you only need to follow 8 of the team members below to qualify on mission one****** Those extracted and have completed mission one: cn3wton http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51021-cn3wton-overwrites-old-save-data/ caolan http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51010-caolans-first-step/ CelebrateCeleste http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51151-celebrateceleste-celestes-first-challenge-to-feel-as-strong-as-she-is-capable/#entry1129400 Acess3000 http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51099-aces3000-my-quest-for-a-better-life/ Anaticula http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51200-anaticula-just-keep-swimming/ LadyShello http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51035-ladyshello-travels-through-time-with-the-doctor/ JamieLiz http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51315-jaimeliz-has-joined-your-party/ RXLady http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51414-rxlady-a-prescription-for-change-1st-challenge/ Inferno145 http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/50344-infernos-beginner-quest/#entry1103311 Ryoko http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51528-ryoko-ryokos-first-quest-in-honor-of-a-fallen-comrade/ ItsDaniel http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51070-itsdaniel-avenging-the-past/#entry1128451 Courtneyr2 http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51239-courtneyr2-courtneys-fitness-journey/ LiserFrenchehttp://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51547-liserfrenche-fitness-quest/#entry1135472 Brittomart http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51890-brittomart-britt-britts-carnaval-baila-en-la-calle/#entry1143996 http://youtu.be/avcS0aYJ2a8
  6. Hello All! My first challenge! I am nervous to be posting and participating (can you believe I am almost 30 and NEVER used a forum before?!) but excited and hoping that it will be the much needed jump start to finally make some changes. For a little background, I work as a pharmacist in a small-ish community hospital. I gained a lot of weight during school (studying a lot and not exercising enough!) and got up to 210 lbs. Since then, I have managed to come back to 188 and maintain right around there with mostly jogging and some diet modifications, but I have since hit a plateau (so to speak - I DID read the "plateau" article) and need a push to dig further into fitness. I am interested in bodyweight fitness, as well as getting back to jogging and yoga (which I used to do at least weekly). My biggest hurdles are inertia (hah, get it?) and my sweet tooth, which is seemingly insatiable. Here is my challenge: Main Goal: 5% body weight lost over 6 weeks (goal weight: 179) (Measured in lbs lost) A = 9-10, B = 7-8, C = 6, D = 5, F = 4 or less Mission 1 (+3 STR): Complete beginner body weight circuit 3x weekly (alternatively, may use a Simple Beginner Weight Routine I have found - I tend to get bored easily so this might keep it interesting!) (measured in sessions) A = 18-16, B = 15-13, C = 12-10, D = 9-7, F = 6 or less Mission 2 (+2 STA, +1 DEX): Pick jogging back up at least 2x weekly and add in sprint/jog 4x throughout the jogging session (Sprint 15 seconds, jog 60 seconds): goal distance is 2 miles each jog (previously was up to 3 miles) (measured in sessions) A = 12-11, B = 10-9, C = 8-7, D = 6-5, F = 4 or less Mission 3 (+3 CON): Eat 1 purely paleo meal a day, in addition to keeping the other meals healthier. I like the idea of the paleo diet, but there are a few things I am hesitant to part with, like my daily yogurt, and peanut butter/apple time! (measured in meals) A = 42-39, B = 38-35, C = 34-31, D = 30-27, F = 26 or less Side Quest (I know it's my first challenge, but I think this is doable!): I recently purchased a Groupon for Barre Classes in my area, and I would like to use up all three classes at some point during this challenge. One class may replace a jogging or strength session, as long as the class is focused on that particular area. I bought the groupon with a girlfriend of mine, so I am hoping this will be motivating and refreshing if I start to get bogged down. My motivations: Improve self image, sick of procrastinating (the "what if" factor is huge with me), and (to be completely cryptic) 164. Also, look sassy for my upcoming California trip in September! Life Quest (+1 WIS): I am debating taking a certification test within my field but have yet to decide if and when I am doing this, so my goal is to complete one chapter of the study material (if not more) and see how it goes. Either way, the material is good review. Now, if anyone would like to help me out with these details, that would be super: I assume there a difference between this initial thread and a daily log? If so, a daily log would be helpful, and how do I make one?! And other "use of forum" tips would be great. How embarrassing, but I'm just going to go with it! EDIT: Weeks 4-6 - additional 5 stat points will be awarded if the following goals are met: Mission 1: Continue BBWW, but increase reps/timing as needed to keep exercises challenging - additional +2 STR Mission 2: Jogging - continue 2 sessions per week, at least 2 miles and with sprints - additional 1+ DEX (for sprints and stretching afterwards to work on speed/agility/flexibility). Mission 3: Paleo meal - if all remaining meals are achieved - additional +1 CON After completing 6-week challenge, including participating in message boards - additional +1 CHA
  7. I'm 20 years old, 5'11", somewhere between 150 and 170 lbs (Extremely rough estimate. Don't have a scale), and can barely do a pushup even with lousy form. I used to be on the cross country team in high school, but after that I completely stopped exercising. And since I favor just about all of the muscles on my entire right side in simple everyday movements, over time my whole left side has atrophied significantly more than the right. This one-sided strength deficit is causing me a lot of physical discomfort, even pain when I try to be more active. Especially in my back. Main Quest: Strengthen the muscles in my left side. Quest 1: Side planks. Quest 2: One-handed wall pushups. Quest 3: Find something that strengthens back muscles and start doing that. Additional Quest: Actually learn the characteristics of an effective exercise plan and modify quests accordingly. If it wasn't obvious enough by now, I have no clue what I'm doing. If anyone has better ideas, I'd love some suggestions! Motivation: Reduce pain and discomfort and lay a foundation for future fitness improvements.
  8. Hello Fellow Travelers, I've been creeping on this site for a few years and it's time (way past actually) to begin my own Journey of Health. So let's begin... Main Goal -To lose 100 lbs by my 35th birthday (20 months away=5 lbs/month) To achieve this goal I will endeavor to complete the following tasks over the next 6 weeks. 1. Do the Beginner Body Weight Workout 3 times a week. 2. Do the Zombie 5K Training App 3 times a week 3. Drink 64 oz. of water every day. During the first chapter of my journey I also wish to accomplish a Life Quest. For me, that means completing (and passing) the RPF-2 examination needed to advance in my career. I've completed the first exam with flying colors but have put off the next as it intimidated me. No more! My motivation in starting my Journey of Health is that I deserve to be physically confident. Here's to the first step! Bookycrisp
  9. Join us! AVALANCHE is looking for some mercenaries to join their cause. We are getting fit, kicking ass, and levelling up our lives! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnL943o3CTUvdHhHd1B0Z0pORHhwYUhpTGFZNVNNMEE&usp=drive_web#gid=12 PS - Hiiiiiii! AVALANCHE Mercenaries English_Muffin Bearsquad Littleissa SammyShark Zabella Nived Tasimmet Deftona
  10. Hello, friends! I can already tell that we are going to get along splendidly. I'm Kiba. I'm suffering from short attention span at the moment, so let me see what I can share before I get twitchy and run away... I identify as a halfling bard. I'm short and round. My fitness goals relate to being healthier, singing and dancing better, and having more energy to perform in shows. I also want to have a kid, like... a year ago... But it's not happening. So I want to get healthier to speed that along, too. (I'm 32, so I'm not in dire straits, but sooner would be better than later.) I feel puffy. I'm not as concerned about weight as I am about feeling unbloated, having more strength and endurance. I love to take dance classes, but for years now I haven't been able to take one without feeling miserably exhausted at the end of it. I'm a very good singer, but if I could breathe more freely, I'd be even better. I love to perform in shows, but I rarely have the energy for rehearsal. In terms of obstacles, the biggest one is that I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. With that comes exhaustion and joint pain, both of which can be deterrents to exercise. So my plans are to do low impact exercise (walking, swimming) and start with a little baby's workout that combines the Beginner Body Weight workout with Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint Fitness progressions (i.e., wall pushups & squats instead of regular ones). I've been avoiding grain successfully for about 10 days and plan to keep that going. I like the Primal Blueprint plan, as its focus on whole foods resonates with me. I'm shooting for 80% because it's important I don't feel deprived or I'll give up. And I'm dealing with one dietary change at a time, so grains are the first to go, and then I'll reduce refined sugars to mere occasional treats in the future. I'm already eating a lot more protein and veggies than I have in the past, so that's pretty keen. If you want to read about my race/profession choice or what epic level looks like for me, please check out my blog, Bring Your Own Glitter. I plan to keep posting about my plans and progress over there. Wow. I said all that with a short attention span. Imagine how chatty I'll be when I can actually focus! See you around!
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