Sylvaa Posted August 7, 2017 Report Share Posted August 7, 2017 Sylvaa's Back Baby! So I'm pretty sure my .... lack of enthusiasm.... was stemming from some burnout. I've not had any significant time off from work since Christmas and it's been a full year since my last actual vacation. I needed some time to unplug - and the last week was spent doing just that. I checked Instagram and Facebook in the morning and evening, but didn't even keep my phone with me most of the time (so there are shockingly few pictures of Mexico). The outcome is that I'm so much more focused and ready to get stuff done! I've given up CrossFit due to funds (although this might potentially be on the table for later), so right now, I'm doing some online group training. It's significantly cheaper ($29 a month), but since I'm paying for it, I'm more likely to stick with it. There are three workouts a week to do (I can pick the days), so it's both more structured and fewer days than I was doing before. Goal: 8 / 15 workouts through challenge (includes zero week) Bonus I like running, I'm just not very good at it. I've recently discovered that I prefer running without headphones / music, so it's been difficult to find a good program to improve my running that doesn't need a way to include intervals of some sort, particularly outside (which is also my preference). BUT excuses are just that, so I'll include an extra run day. Probably over the weekend. If I go to OCR training on Sundays OR I have a race, these will count towards the running goal. If I want to do something else, any other day, it will be yoga. Bonus Goal: 1 / 5 running days School has been a monkey on my back (is that even a saying?) for months now. I'm so tired of having classes hanging over me. Finance needs to be completed by the end of September, so my goal is completing 12 topics through the end of the challenge. That gives me four more to finish and then the exam to take by the end of that month. Goal: 8 / 12 topics completed Bonus Goal There are conference calls every single week to help prepare you for the exams, but I never dial into them. The ones for Finance are on Sunday mornings at 11 am, so there is literally no justification as to why I cannot dial in to at least ONE. Also, complete my FAFSA (because timing). Bonus Goal: School Webinar 0 / 1 Bonus Goal: File FAFSA 1 /1 Food is a pain. I mean that literally and figuratively. Vacation was a welcome change because so many things I was eating were actually made right there (we walked out of our building to a taco truck every morning). Now I'm back and had an unfortunate day of food yesterday. The good news is that I walked so much on vacation that I didn't gain weight. The bad news is that I ate enough I didn't lose any either. I prefer not to track (it is truly too hard on the road, especially when I'm having issues with processed foods), so my goal this challenge is to have half of my daily food intake in vegetables. Goal: Vegetables for DAYZ 12 / 34 Should I introduce myself? I never know and feel weird. Intro in spoilers: Spoiler Hello! I'm Sylvaa! I've been on the forums for..... (consults my profile) 2.5 years now! I live in Central Pennsylvania (USA) with my husband, 4 kids, 3 cats, 3 fish, and a dog. I am a medical consultant, so I travel 80% - most weeks I am out of my house Monday - Thursday. This has made it difficult to keep up with a number of good habits (like meal prep!). I started my journey after the birth of my children. I weighed 250 pounds and had just separated from the father of my 2 (we are a blended family). I was able to lose 50 pounds and have kept that off for almost 15 years now! Over the past 5 or so years, I've lost an additional 25 pounds. I found NF because I wanted to gamify my fitness routines, joined the forums, and have never left the Adventurer's! Two years ago, I did my first Spartan race and had a blast! This year, I will be completing my first Trifecta in WV - during this challenge in fact! I love challenging myself and seeing what my body is capable of. I also have an open invitation to anyone considering an athletic event in the N.E. USA: If I can get there, I will participate! 20 Quote Sylvaa's BattleLog Sylvaa's Tracking Spreadsheet Link to comment
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