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The Mjolnir Challenge

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This is the challenge where I finally get to do one of those epic things I've been wanting to do since I started at NF.  I had planned on doing a couple last year but they all feel through and I was wracked with anxiety about them anyway.  The HammerRace is at the end of week 3 of this challenge.  I started training specifically for it last challenge or so.  I still don't feel ready but I'm not letting another opportunity pass my by.  Not only am I Wonder Woman, but this is the challenge I show I am worthy to behold the power of Thor's own hammer

 

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I haven't actually put that much thought into my goals.  I don't reckon I plan to change much.  

 

Power.  Pick up the Hammer! 

I'll continue Sledgehammer Shenanigan workouts.  My goal is at least twice a week, ideally thrice.  Two of those have been at the gym, immediately following a lifting session.  I am usually tired and only have enough umph for about 15-20 minutes, if that.  For the first three weeks, it might be a good idea to get a longer Sledgehammer Shenanigans workout out in without lifting.  I've signed up for the short race, which I have no idea how long that it is.  I think it only means less trekking through the woods and focusing more on obstances.  But I need to be ready for a long day with the hammer. 

This is the plan for the first 3 weeks, including week 0.  During Week 3 of the challenge, I'll taper the lifting and focus on some lighter hammer workouts to save my energy for the race.  Week 4 will be all about recovery.  I have no idea how beat up I will feel that week. 

Grace. Move!

I've been really struggling with my main goal of losing some weight.  I'm in a place where I've gained some weight back and some of the workouts I was doing are just a little too difficult right now, or at least difficult enough that it makes me dread them, I'm talking to you running.  I want to get back to what worked for me when I started and get more walking in.  I can make it a ruck if I am feeling bold, but I'm also battling my own mind a bit.  If I only have to tell myself I am going for a simple walk, it will be easier to get out there.  And just a simple walk around the neighborhood is enough to get me working up a sweat so I'm good with that.  It's also proven to be a good opportunity for some one on one time with LS when I can get him to come with me.  Ideally, I should be able to get about 3 walks in a week on my rest days.  

Wisdom. Eat Smart! 

This has been the biggest obstacle of late.  I did well on my Whole30 a few challenge ago but I have struggled to take those lessons and make something sustainable.  I am tired of logging food and when my mind isn't in the right place it can backfire on me anyway.  I'm going to try and continue the goal from last challenge and just try and follow a smart version of Whole30, maybe I'll call is Paleo Plus.  Anything that is Whole30 compliant is allowed as much as I want.  Exceptions are allowed because it' smart but as long as I pick smart exceptions.  Whole grains are smart in the right quantities, dairy can be smart, even ice cream can be smart if done just right.  The trick is making the smart choices.  I will allow 3 variances a week for less than smart choices.  I will also track the number of servings of freggies as that has proven to be a good litmus test for how smart my choices were.   

Wonder. Enjoy Life!

This is where I take care of me and my family.  I need quality time for myself and I need to give quality time to my family.  Right now my own time is spent just watching TV and crocheting, especially with some peace and quiet.  I try to make time to do fun things with family, either all together or one on one.  I don't have any SMART goals here but I'll just use this space to report on my own meanderings.  

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Following! Definitely let us know how the HammerRace goes! Still loving your Wonder Woman theme! <3

 

1 hour ago, LadyShello said:

 

Wonder. Enjoy Life!

This is where I take care of me and my family.  I need quality time for myself and I need to give quality time to my family.  Right now my own time is spent just watching TV and crocheting, especially with some peace and quiet.  I try to make time to do fun things with family, either all together or one on one.  I don't have any SMART goals here but I'll just use this space to report on my own meanderings.  

 

I am having trouble, myself, on this one. I have trouble saying 'no' to things and taking some time for ME. I've started trying to do jigsaw puzzles again while watching TV as my 'wind down' time in the evenings. Maybe I should have put this in my challenge.... maybe next time! 

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1 hour ago, jonfirestar said:

I'm here to cheer you on while you hammer that race!

Very glad to have you around!  

 

10 minutes ago, RhiaWolfe said:

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Following! Definitely let us know how the HammerRace goes! Still loving your Wonder Woman theme! <3

 

 

I am having trouble, myself, on this one. I have trouble saying 'no' to things and taking some time for ME. I've started trying to do jigsaw puzzles again while watching TV as my 'wind down' time in the evenings. Maybe I should have put this in my challenge.... maybe next time! 

It's a good think to have as a goal, even if it is just a place holder to make you report on it.  My biggest problem was wasting my free time and then feeling like I didn't have eny 'me' time.  I did have some but I found I was doing things that didn't actually bring me any joy.  Reflecting on it daily has made a huge difference.  

 

4 minutes ago, Mizbrek said:

Dang, you actually throw around a hammer for a workout? That's AWESOME! Here for Hammery goodness!

It's quite fun.  I highly suggest it.  This has become much more fun now that I realized I can take my hammer to the gym and use it on the myriad of tires in the gym's yard.  

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1 hour ago, DrFeelgood said:

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Can't wait to see how you conquer it!  Go Shello!

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1 minute ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following along.

I could find no images of Thor with the Lasso of Truth. Internet, I am disappoint.

This is as close as he gets...  

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10 hours ago, deftona said:

*refrains from singing "if I had a hammer", somehow*

 

Stalking! 

There is a Dutch song with that same name. For a moment I thought it got translated. Than I googled it, and it turned out to be a bit different :P 

Spoiler

 

 

Translation of the lyrics

Spoiler

If I had a hammer

And a box full of nails

I would go hammering (nailing? whatever you do with a hammer and nails)

All day long

I would nail a painting to the wall

And nail the door shut

And nailed the tires of my car onto the street

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Terah said:

And nailed the tires of my car onto the street

 

Because why not. 

 

I think the song is the same, the tune is very similar. It could just be a translation for Dutch audiences where hammering tires onto streets is more relevant than peace and love?

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1 hour ago, deftona said:

hammering tires onto streets is more relevant than peace and love

Well, the band is called 'de wc experience' (the toilet experience). So it's definitely more important for them :P 

They butchered more songs like this, but I never knew this one was a cover :D 

 

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4 minutes ago, Terah said:

Well, the band is called 'de wc experience' (the toilet experience). So it's definitely more important for them :P 

They butchered more songs like this, but I never knew this one was a cover :D 

 

 

They sound like the Dutch equivalent of Chas and Dave. 

 

 

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19 hours ago, Terah said:

You've got this!

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And if anyone is worthy of Mjölnir it's you <4 

Well, maybe Thor.  

 

18 hours ago, deftona said:

*refrains from singing "if I had a hammer", somehow*

 

Stalking! 

I had to Google that.  Evidently I am not up to speed on my PP&M references.  

 

17 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

I am here for the cheer!! Woot woot! Let's get hammered!!

 

(dies from corniness of joke)

Let's get hammered indeed!  

 

17 hours ago, NeverThatBored said:

Hammer Race!! At last! I'm so excited for you!

Welcome NTB!  

 

6 hours ago, deftona said:

 

They sound like the Dutch equivalent of Chas and Dave. 

 

 

Those guys are very chill... Not what I expected from the first 5 seconds of that song.  

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Week 0 Day 1

Off to a good start! 

 

Power - Rest Day but Oh the DOMS! 

 

Grace - Nothing

 

Wisdom - Food was smart.  Breakfast was my usual pb chocolate covered berry protein shake with almond milk, lunch was eggs, chicken sausage, and some hashbrowns (I ran out of energy on batch cooking day to throw some sweet potatoes in though).  Afternoon snack was an apple and a cheesestick.  I threw in a granola bar when that wasn't enough.  Dinner was a salad, parmesan crusted chicken, and the last of my leftover fettucini alfredo.  I did finish off the day with a bit of peanut butter.  But since that has to last the rest of the week I couldn't overdo it.  

Freggies - 3

Variances - 0/3

 

Wonder -  It was a busy evening with not much time leftover.  I worked, then had class and then had to get to the boy scout meeting.   All was done by 9ish.  I spent a bit of time policing Qbert to finish up some homework.  He was very easily distracted.  Then I watched a bit of TV and went to bed much too late.  

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2 hours ago, DrFeelgood said:

Doodlie hive mind again.

 

I read this as I am literally eating an apple covered in peanut butter. I didn't even realize how real the hive-mind is until just now.

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3 hours ago, DrFeelgood said:

 

Doodlie hive mind again.

 

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I had cashew butter today. Did I enter the hive mind too? ;)

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