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So a lot of stuff happened in the last year. Got a job, got laid off, got a new job. Got married. Got a dog. Bought a house. Gained 40 lbs? (whoa)

 

My name is Angela and I'm here to get back to living a healthier lifestyle. Let's do ittttttt.

 

Main Goal: Run a half marathon in June.

 

What am I doing to get there?

- I would like to lose some weight to make the distance easier to cover.

- I would like to continue to lift weights to maintain strong bone health and to keep my metabolism kicking.

- I want to start running again on a regular basis.

- I want to do all these things without going 110% and immediately burning out and going back to doing nothing at all.

 

Goal 1: Get up by 5:30AM on weekdays

 

If I am up early, I am able to make a smoothie for breakfast, pack a lunch, deal with the dog, and get myself ready and out the door with minimal stress. If I'm not...ehh sometimes that stuff happens and sometimes it's a crazy rush to the door where I stop for a mocha on the way into work. So, up and at 'em!

 

Goal 2: Lift 3x week

 

I am on a program that calls for lifting 3x week. Ideally this would happen M/W/F but if it gets done, it's a win. Not going to set rep limits or everything since I'm generally pretty good at doing the scheduled stuff once my butt is in the gym.

 

Goal 3: Meditate at least 10 minutes daily.

 

This is something I've been working on a lot but need to get more consistent with. I think it makes a difference in my mental health and I'd like to make it more of a habit.

 

Goal 4: Pack lunch for work 3x/week.

 

This is something I struggle with because man, I love eating out at lunch. But my budget disagrees, and it's a way to get more healthy food into my diet. 3x/week is a win for now, we can move it up in future challenges.

 

All right, let's do this thing!

 

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So a lot of stuff happened in the last year. Got a job, got laid off, got a new job. Got married. Got a dog. Bought a house. Gained 40 lbs? (whoa)
 
My name is Angela and I'm here to get back to living a healthier lifestyle. Let's do ittttttt.
 
Main Goal: Run a half marathon in June.
 
What am I doing to get there?
- I would like to lose some weight to make the distance easier to cover.
- I would like to continue to lift weights to maintain strong bone health and to keep my metabolism kicking.
- I want to start running again on a regular basis.
- I want to do all these things without going 110% and immediately burning out and going back to doing nothing at all.
 
Goal 1: Get up by 5:30AM on weekdays
 
If I am up early, I am able to make a smoothie for breakfast, pack a lunch, deal with the dog, and get myself ready and out the door with minimal stress. If I'm not...ehh sometimes that stuff happens and sometimes it's a crazy rush to the door where I stop for a mocha on the way into work. So, up and at 'em!
 
Goal 2: Lift 3x week
 
I am on a program that calls for lifting 3x week. Ideally this would happen M/W/F but if it gets done, it's a win. Not going to set rep limits or everything since I'm generally pretty good at doing the scheduled stuff once my butt is in the gym.
 
Goal 3: Meditate at least 10 minutes daily.
 
This is something I've been working on a lot but need to get more consistent with. I think it makes a difference in my mental health and I'd like to make it more of a habit.
 
Goal 4: Pack lunch for work 3x/week.
 
This is something I struggle with because man, I love eating out at lunch. But my budget disagrees, and it's a way to get more healthy food into my diet. 3x/week is a win for now, we can move it up in future challenges.
 
All right, let's do this thing!
 
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This is great! I look forward to seeing you kick this challenge's butt!

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1 hour ago, redpuma said:

This is great! I look forward to seeing you kick this challenge's butt!
 

 

Ha, thanks! 

 

Easing into zero week...

 

Getting up at 5:30 didn't happen. Sort of expected that based on the messed up sleep schedule I followed this weekend, but still frustrated. Stopped at the grocery store on the way in for a frozen lunch which I'll count as a half win since I didn't go shopping Sunday nor prepare anything for lunch today. Weeee. Gonna shop after work today for the week and move lifting to Tuesday after work.

 

Went for a 30 min run over lunch break - slow and steady. Felt good, finally starting to get the crisp of fall in the air. It's supposed to be up in the mid 70s again on Friday though. Ah well, winter will be here soon enough and then no one will be happy.

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On 10/16/2017 at 3:13 AM, madcityknitta said:

Main Goal: Run a half marathon in June.

 

What am I doing to get there?

- I would like to lose some weight to make the distance easier to cover.

- I would like to continue to lift weights to maintain strong bone health and to keep my metabolism kicking.

- I want to start running again on a regular basis.

- I want to do all these things without going 110% and immediately burning out and going back to doing nothing at all.

 

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On 10/15/2017 at 10:13 PM, madcityknitta said:

Main Goal: Run a half marathon in June.

  1. Get up by 5:30AM on weekdays
  2. Lift 3x week
  3. Meditate at least 10 minutes daily.
  4. Pack lunch for work 3x/week.

 

 

Hello madcityknitta!  Welcome to the game!

 

You're goals look clear and doable.  Out of curiosity, what lifting program are you using?

 

 

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23 hours ago, Hazard said:

what lifting program are you using?

Beat me to it but I was wondering too.

Love the clear goals and your plan to reach your main goal, inquiring minds want to know, have you signed up for the 1/2? 

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I have to get up 5:30 on two days a week. so I feel you there... But I get so much done on these days. It's a wonder.

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I love your user name and your challenge title!

 

I get up every morning at 5. or 5:15. I have to be IN BED at 930 to be a reasonable human being and get everything done the next day - do you have an evening alarm set to remind you to go to bed? that's helped me out a lot.

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Thanks for all the nice comments y'all!

 

Zero week was a bit of a bust for a variety of life reasons. Back on the horse!

 

Changing one of my goals to be instead of getting up at 5:30 to taking the bus vs driving to work 5x/week. We are thinking seriously about going down to a one car household, but this would involve me tightening up my morning routine and catching the bus. So far so good this week, 2 successes! Not quite up at 5:30 but I've been spending less time laying in bed on my phone before getting up which is a win.

 

Did not get to the gym last night, but I still have time to remedy that tonight. Figuring it out with the above bus schedule vs driving, but it's going ok.

 

I did meditate Monday, though I didn't do a "good job" at it. Distracted. It's the effort that counts. Didn't pack a lunch yesterday because of a Diwali celebration at my work. Have leftover soup today (salmon chowder, holy cow it's good). So that is shaping up good as well.

 

Hoping for a less brief update tomorrow. Of course work is crazy the first week I try to do one of these challenges. We just keep plugging along!

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I wanted to post a big pun about someone hiding the [night] cheese but then I searched and I was actually thinking of the book "WHO MOVED MY CHEESE" which is not at all the same thing and not as funny so anyway. never mind.

 

how is week 3 going? :D 

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