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Probably the nerdiest thing about me is that I LOVE to watch anime. Probably the thing that I DO most often is MOM stuff. (in fact I am giving my daughter a bath right now!!.. well she is playing with toys in the bath.. I am sitting on the toilet next to her typing.) I'd like to find other people who are dealing with marriage, kids, keeping up with nerdy past-times AND trying to get healthy (in whatever way you choose). Because if we are honest with ourselves our first priority is NOT fitness (what?!!). It is probably our families, but we can STILL do it!! It is difficult, but not impossible. There are days where you meet all of your goals, YES!!! There are days where you barely make it out covered in finger paint and poop, Noooo! So we... We who battle everyday to keep fitness in the mix. We who finally get the kids to bed and instead of collapsing on the couch choose to do push-ups or a work-out DVD... We can do it!! Who is with me?? If you are participating in the 6 week challenge please let me know!
I'm Going Home Hey guys! So last challenge I did pretty good, but went to extreme as far as working out and eating. It wasn't healthy at all. I am moving back in with my parents. This trip to Oklahoma shed some light as to what she really thought of me. And I can't take it anymore. My parents are happy I'll be moving back, as far as a room of my own....I don't know how that will work. The baby has the only room right now. Mom is talking about getting me signed up for CrossFit which I was excited about. Then my twin let me in on the secret, mom delayed on the bills to send my sis $500. So money is even tighter with my mom's spend happy ways. So no Crossfit for me. Brother in law is helping me find a job at the place he works at. I was excited about that to, but I still don't have a license I don't want my mom to drive me everywhere again. So gotta work even more to get everything set up and done. No excuses of I can't or anything. I get a wall in front of me I either tear it down, find a way over, or go under. Goal 1: Flexibility: Morning Yoga and extensive stretching everyday. Something I've been dragging my feet on for some time. But it will good for me! A: 7/7 B: 6/7 C: 5/7 D: 4/7 F: 5/7 or lower Goal 2: Spiritual: In order to survive the Marines I'll need all the help I can get, especially help from the Man. So I plan on doing a Bible study when I get home, but for now I'll read the bible on my phone. A: 7/7 B: 6/7 C: 5/7 D: 4/7 F: 3/7 or lower Goal 3: Diet and Exercise: Eat very clean as always, but this time make it a habit to eat 6x a day. Meals must be small and well portioned. Veggies, meat, and fruit only. And one "free" meal. Workout 6x a week to. A: Commit to 100%, B: Eat two free meals, miss one workout. C: Three free meals, miss two workouts. D: Four free meals, miss three workouts. F: Five free meals, miss four workouts. Life Goal: To Do List: I need to keep moving at my parent's house. I cannot give into old habits of lounging around on the computer all day. So I will make a to do list and finish it everyday. Just 5 things, easy to do throughout the day. And when it's done I can relax. Please feel free to critique! Before:
How do you handle things when your significant other, family member, coworker, or other person you interact with on a consistent basis is negative or discouraging toward your health and fitness goals? I recently began shifting toward a more primal/paleo eating style and the boyfriend is not on board at all. He hates the idea of "diets" and no matter how much I explain it as simply cutting out unhealthy foods he still sees it that way. We live together and have a one year old boy. My mom has issues with weight and is very skeptical of everything eating related. As you can imagine, I've struggled with feeling like myself since pregnancy because of all the physical changes I've gone through in such a short period of time. I feel this is the right sort of eating style for me. I want to feel like me again and set a healthy example for my son who is just beginning to become acutely aware of what is on his parent's plates. I've struggled in the past with dropping and gaining weight in a constant cycle. I've never been as heavy as I am now and feel miserable about it. I also tend to be more outwardly motivated so when the people I love and care about criticize me or my actions it weighs heavily on my decision making processes. Any words of wisdom are most welcome!
So I became a dad a week ago, and couldn't be happier, but I'm realizing that this lack of sleep is going to severely limit my bodies ability to recover. How much should I cut back? Is it just more a listen to your body and go from there? Curious what others experiences have been. I think I'll still be able to fit workouts in at lunch at work, but the last thing I want is to get so sore I struggle to get around to help with the little girl. Appreciate any input.