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  1. Hello Everybody, My last challenge, Moros vs the Tsunami, did not go very well. To make a long story short, 1) the Tsunami at my job was about twice as big as I thought, and 2) unfortunately a colleague of mine got very very sick, and I had to pick up his work. He's doing better now, but I've been working 13-14 hours of work a day, six days a week, and the NF Challenge fell on the floor. But, I'm back, and I'm rebuilding. One of my cheesy movie favorites of the last few years is Pacific Rim: So, I'm going to be washed-up Raleigh, who's just come off the wall, and is ready to fight again: For the record, I do not have the abs of Raleigh Becket in said film. The plan is simple and direct: each week, bring back three things - one in the morning, one in the lunch period, and one in the evening, until I am back to where I was pre-Tsunami. The complete list is hidden, but this first week will be: 1. Morning - walk, then meditate 2. Lunch - follow awesome NF friends 3. Evening - Mobility exercises. I'll keep adding until everything comes back.
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    --Challenge 18-- I'm going to P all over this challenge No not that P, this P! Goal 1 - Posture I got hurt in a car accident and the physio has advised me to correct my posture. It seems to be working but I need to keep my focus on it. I'm not sure how I will measure this yet.... Goal 2 - Paleo Carry over from my last challenge, slightly amended to 6 days of full paleo per week. Goal 3 - Programming It's looking like my whiplash recovery is going to take months rather than weeks. As I am limited in what exercise I can do and I can't play squash I've decided to do a more conventional lifting program with gradual progression. I'm going to setup a program for lifting 2 days a week with a third day of PT with my coach doing whatever he prescribes. Bonus Goal - Photo Take a weekly progress photo
  3. So I was thinking about a 6 million dollar man thread title but then thought it was a little pretentious so went instead for Bob the Builder He's not as cool as the 6 million dollar man but neither am I. After the previous challenge I definitely need some fixing. I want to run and i want to run longer distances than I ever have before but I am currently at a point where I am walking without a limp for the first time in about 2 1/2 weeks so I need to start from scratch and get myself right this time. 1. Stretch and Roll When I went to the Osteopath last week she asked if I ever stretched. I laughed and said no and she said good I wanted to see if you were going to lie! She told me that I need to do a lot of foam rolling. This isn't even related to the injury I went to see her about but apparently my legs are knotted up enough that she saw great mirth in the idea that I might "keep on running." It was a pretty good reality check so I propose that I stretch/roll for 10 minutes minimum 5 days per week. I need to do some research to establish what to focus on but I was able to find stretches for the ligament in my ankle once I knew what the injury was so general running leg and back stretches should be a piece of cake to source. 2. Just add Veggies I don't hide from vegetables and have been going crazy for brussel sprouts over the past month but tonight I made a vegetarian dish that was amazing (photos to follow). It made me realise that I rely on meat far too much to flesh (snigger) out a meal. So I intend to incorporate at least 1 new vegetarian meal into our diet every week. 3. Early Riser I have challenged myself over several challenges to get to bed earlier. About the best I have done is a 50% success rate so far. I pondered how to do this in a different way and came up with the idea of getting up earlier in the morning. Then I'm not focusing on lights out to just beat the clock I am making my decision to go to bed earlier based on the fact that I am getting up earlier. So the ranking for this will be based on getting out of bed at 6:30 or earlier 5 times per week. 4. Target Weight Loss I have lost a lot of weight over the past 2 years but I have hit a plateau over the past 3 months for reasons that are more mental than physical. Mentally I am in a period of great stability so I want to take advantage of that and try to avoid a lot of emotional eating and a heavy reliance on chocolate to finish my day. By the end of the challenge I want to hit 85.0kg. I am currently around 88kg depending on which part of the week we are in and my goal is somewhere between 80kg and 83kg so this is a good stepping stone to aim for. 5. Train like an Athlete I need to create a program that goes beyond stretching and rolling. I need a focus on strength training and running. I wont allow myself to run for another 2 weeks, at least, so in the interim I want to work on strength for running. Following on from that I want to continue with strength training as well as incorporating a planned and measured schedule for running. I really want to run either the 10km or Half in the Melbourne Marathon in October but I am not sure that I will be ready in time. This task is as much mental as it is physical. I need to acquire patience and wisdom in order to get on track, stay on track and not injure myself again. I will figure out the parameters for the successful completion of this task over the next few days. 5 tasks within a challenge seems like a lot but they are all related to at least one other aspect so I definitely don't think I am spreading myself to thin. Prepare to be foodporned by what I have spent my weekend making
  4. Starting the challenge a few days late - Hi everyone - been gone for a long time .... but this will be my third challenge. Main Vague Goal: Survive the next 8 weeks. My mother has just been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and I need to help her get through it. Real, tangible goals for the challenge: QUIT SMOKING - +4 CON, +1 WIS. After 31 years, I have quit smoking. I was a pack-and-a-half a day smoker and I have not had a cigarette since Monday, June 3. Will only get points if I have not slipped at all by final day of challenge. I am surrounded by family who smokes. INCREASE PRACTICE - 5 Sun Salutations per day, 6x week - +1 STA, +1 DEX, +1 STR 30 - 60 minute session, 2x week - +2 STR, +1 DEX Restorative 3x week - +1 CON, +1 CHA SEWING (to try and maintain some semblance of my sanity) - Sew one dress - even if it is only a fitting muslin. +1 STA if it is only a muslin; +2 STA if wearable dress. Not very exciting, but there you have it. My plate is full and if I put too much on myself, I will fail at everything.
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