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OK so it's been a while since I've been on here but things have gotten out of hand and I need to get a handle on my health again so where else do I turn but good old NerdFitness.  And even better a new challenge is about to start.  Just what I need - a challenge to keep me in line.

 

So to cut  a short story long - I went and lost 35lb and was really happy with where I was - I was working on strength, getting stronger and fitter, then I started getting lazy and things started slipping.  the 35lb came back and brought a few friends along, my strength took a vacation - permanently.  But enough is enough - I need to get back on track and so we begin.

 

Goal 1 - Bring on the vegetables

I really need to get my eating back under control - there's been much eating out, too much eating bad food - it's stops here.  I need a reset and so I think a Whole30 is in order.  Cut out all the processed stuff, no bread, no dairy, no processed foods.  I have a farm CSA share at the moment and a lot of it is going to waste - no more.  Bring on the vegetables.

Grading - 

A  6-7 days whole 30
B  4-5 days whole 30
C  2- 3 days whole 30
F - <2 days whole 30

 

Goal 2 - start strong

I really want to go back to my strength training, but with the kids at home getting to the gym is hard therefore I will focus this challenge on body weight workouts.

5 days a week I will work on push ups, squats, sit ups.  I will start simply by adding to how many of each I can do each week I want to attempt to add at least 5 each week.

Grading - 

A  5 days of workouts
B  4 days of workouts
C  3 days of workouts
F - <2 days of workouts

 

Goal 3 - move more

I have this desire to get out and run again - so of course I should go with it.  So I'm going to go with a challenge of getting in at least 2, preferably 3, 5km runs (or walks whatever I can do at the moment) each week.

Grading - 

A  3 5km runs/walks 
B  2 5km runs/walks 
C  1 5km runs/walks 
F -  0 5km runs/walks 

 

Goal 4 - achieve something around the house.

I've been spending a lot of time lately on my sewing but I've decided I need to branch out a little.  I need to go back to getting my house in order, so I've included a list of things I want to do around the house and will try and cross off one thing each week.

 

refinish the kitchen table.

reupholster the kitchen chairs

repaint the spare bedroom

Paint the last wall in the lounge room

refinish the cabinet in the garage

 

Grading - 

A  1 project /week
F -  0 project /week

 

OK so bring it on.

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Welcome back! Are you planning to do all those projects this month?!

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9 minutes ago, MyLittlePony said:

I am hoping to get 4 of them done though.

 

That's a great start! Goal setting is huge and I think you got it in you to execute them like a boss...or better yet...Boss Pony ;) 

 

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What kind of veggies are you growing in your CSA? I love veggies..particularly broccoli. Mmmmmmm!

 

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18 hours ago, MyLittlePony said:

So to cut  a short story long - I went and lost 35lb and was really happy with where I was - I was working on strength, getting stronger and fitter, then I started getting lazy and things started slipping.  the 35lb came back and brought a few friends along, my strength took a vacation - permanently.  But enough is enough - I need to get back on track and so we begin.

 

I am right there with you. Hit my goal. Felt great. Held it for almost a year. Depression hit. All gone.

 

We can get back on the train and get back there. Welcome back. Time to kick some ass.

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6 minutes ago, Wild Wolf said:

 

That's a great start! Goal setting is huge and I think you got it in you to execute them like a boss...or better yet...Boss Pony ;) 

 

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What kind of veggies are you growing in your CSA? I love veggies..particularly broccoli. Mmmmmmm!

 

Wolf

 

Oh I'm not growing anything - I have a black thumb - I manage to kill everything I touch in a garden but out local farm is set up so you pay at the beginning of the year and you get to come pick up fresh veges every week.  Its great.  You get a bit of everything.  At the moment it's summer squash, tomatoes, cucumber, eggplant, onions, all my favourites, plus things like kolrabi, kale, swiss chard.  but no broccoli yet.

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3 minutes ago, therealkat said:

 

I am right there with you. Hit my goal. Felt great. Held it for almost a year. Depression hit. All gone.

 

We can get back on the train and get back there. Welcome back. Time to kick some ass.

 

We can definitely do this.  go get 'em

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OK and we begin - a bit early but I figure if I'm motivated now-go with it.

 

So yesterday was OK food wise, just had a few crackers and cheese with lunch and one mini chocolate for dessert.  Also did a 2km run - thought I should ease into things a bit.  Spent the rest of the night and half of today coughing up phlegm though which is not so nice- lungs obviously need a good work out.

 

Today was good.  Food was all good.  Omlet for breakfast, cold meat and coleslaw for lunch and thai minced pork for dinner - no snacks.  I also did a 6 mile bike ride with the kids and then spent the afternoon at the pool so a good bit of movement.

 

Now to avoid eating my way through the cupboard tonight - definitely feeling peckish - I have a peach in the fridge - that will be dessert.

 

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1 minute ago, MyLittlePony said:

I have a peach in the fridge - that will be dessert.

 

 

My favourite part of cleaning up my eating was when fruit started to taste as sweet as candy.  I had some really excellent nectarines last week that were divine!  

Great work so far!

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5 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

 

My favourite part of cleaning up my eating was when fruit started to taste as sweet as candy.  I had some really excellent nectarines last week that were divine!  

Great work so far!

Oh yeah - fresh summer fruits is just so good.   - I know how good the fruit tastes, and yet the chocolate in the cupboard is calling stronger.  Must resist.

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2 minutes ago, MyLittlePony said:

Oh yeah - fresh summer fruits is just so good.   - I know how good the fruit tastes, and yet the chocolate in the cupboard is calling stronger.  Must resist.

 

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On 8/8/2017 at 1:21 PM, MyLittlePony said:

So to cut  a short story long - I went and lost 35lb and was really happy with where I was - I was working on strength, getting stronger and fitter, then I started getting lazy and things started slipping.  the 35lb came back and brought a few friends along, my strength took a vacation - permanently. 

 

Goal 4 - achieve something around the house.

I've been spending a lot of time lately on my sewing but I've decided I need to branch out a little.  I need to go back to getting my house in order, so I've included a list of things I want to do around the house and will try and cross off one thing each week.

 

refinish the kitchen table.

reupholster the kitchen chairs

repaint the spare bedroom

Paint the last wall in the lounge room

refinish the cabinet in the garage

 

Your strength will come back!

 

That is a pretty intense list. I'm a little embarrassed...my list has things like "get an extra key made". I kid you not. And I'm just talking about going to the hardware store and paying $1. Not doing any kind of metalsmithing!

 

On 8/8/2017 at 11:46 PM, Elastigirl said:

Welcome back! Are you planning to do all those projects this month?!

 

My thoughts too.

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2 hours ago, Xena said:

 

Your strength will come back!

 

That is a pretty intense list. I'm a little embarrassed...my list has things like "get an extra key made". I kid you not. And I'm just talking about going to the hardware store and paying $1. Not doing any kind of metalsmithing!

 

 

My thoughts too.

 

When you look closely at the list its not really that much - its really just some painting, sanding and sewing.  The painting and sanding will take a while but are not that hard - I just need to get to them.    But no I'm not planning on doing all of them - that's just my list to chose from.  I'm hoping for 4 of them finished, but we shall see.

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Well today wasn't really a fun day.  I felt totally exhausted all day.  a product of a drop in calories due to eating good food and some actual exercise.  I'm hoping that I'll feel better tomorrow.

 

So I didn't do any real exercise today - just incidental stuff and a short walk around the block after dinner with the kids (maybe 1.5km) 

 

Food was OK but not great.  I made up a big pot of chili for breakfast, cold meat and veges for lunch and more chili for dinner, but I also allowed myself a small bowl of chips for afternoon tea (I wanted to try the new lays flavours)  But on the plus side it was restrained to just one small bowl, not the entire packet of chips.  I also had a few fries off the kids plate at dinner.

 

Not great, but still not bad.

 

on to tomorrow and hopefully I'll be more awake.

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If it's better than bad, it's good!  Keep it up!

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Friday is in the bag, not bad but not great.

 

Exercise wise today was ok.  Took the kids canoeing this afternoon, not far and not fast, but at least it was something.

Food was ok. Peanut butter and raisins make a good breakfast don't they? Salad for lunch and a thai green curry for dinner and fruit salad for dessert.  Only bad was one small chocolate after dinner.  

 

Looking forward to the official start of the challenge.

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Doing great.Good job at keeping to one small bag of potato chips. Sounds to me like you are the type of person  that likes to allow yourself a little treat, but just keeps it within reason. That seems to be working well for you, so I say keep at it and don't feel guilty.

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8 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Doing great.Good job at keeping to one small bag of potato chips. Sounds to me like you are the type of person  that likes to allow yourself a little treat, but just keeps it within reason. That seems to be working well for you, so I say keep at it and don't feel guilty.

 

I'm not normally good at keeping to just a small treat, I'm usually more a go big or go home type. A whole jar of nutella in one go, a whole tub of icecream.  Thankfully my motivation is good at the moment so I am sti king to just small treats.  Hopefully I can keep it up.

 

 

Today was ok again.  Breakfast lunch and dinner were all good, but I did need afternoon tea today, peanuts and raisins, and another small bowl of chips.  Also a small chocolate and a small glass of peach brandy for a Saturday night splash out.

 

As for exercise, the kids and I did a short bike ride and created an obstacle course at the playground.

 

I've also gotten back out on the slackline the last couple of days.  I'm thinking about putting in a stretch hoal to keep myself at it.  Today I managed 11 steps, hopefully soon I can cross the entire thing.

 

 

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9 hours ago, MyLittlePony said:

 

I've also gotten back out on the slackline the last couple of days.  I'm thinking about putting in a stretch hoal to keep myself at it.  Today I managed 11 steps, hopefully soon I can cross the entire thing.

 

 

 

Personally, I've seen too many youtube videos of people getting slapped in the unmentionables by the slack line to feel like I want to try it myself.

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11 steps is a lot. I've never tried a slackline, but I want to.

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16 hours ago, Cheetah said:

 

Personally, I've seen too many youtube videos of people getting slapped in the unmentionables by the slack line to feel like I want to try it myself.

Ouch, haven't done that yet, though I did twist my ankle slightly yesterday, but I can't help it, I'm obsessed with getting across this thing.

 

11 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

11 steps is a lot. I've never tried a slackline, but I want to.

11 steps is a lot, unfortunately its not even half what I'm trying for..but with practice I will get there.

 

 

Another just Ok day today.  Food was Ok, but there were a couple of chips again...I have to try all the new flavours.....dont I.  I also needed a couple of deferent snacks today.  Went for nuts again which are good, but still a lot of extra calories.

 

I also got started on one of my projects today.  I sanded down our dining room table getting ready for painting.  No other exercise, that work was exhausting enough.

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8 hours ago, MyLittlePony said:

Another just Ok day today.

 

Try to remember, as long as you're doing a little better than you did before, that's a win.  It's important to claim the small victories, no matter how small they are.  You're doing good work, keep it up!!

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