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Hey everyone!

 

So this is my second challenge and I hope that I am in the right place.

If not, I suppose everything is a journey to enjoy until we are where we need to be.

 

So I am going to be keeping this one rather simple. 

Still focusing on lifting heavy weights and healthy eating choices because I am on the road to a good looking lean ass body!

I have come kind of far, but still have a long way to go and many obstacles to overcome.

 

I have 2 Quests to concentrate on and 4 goals in total which I intend to hit each and every week of this 4 week challenge!

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QUEST: HEALTHY MUNCHIES

GOALS:

- Plan dinners at least one day ahead.

- Meal prep lunches for the week every Sunday.

 

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QUEST: LOSE THE WEIGHT

- Weight Train/Lift 4 - 5 times per week.

-  Add 2 - 4kg onto barbell within the next 4 weeks.

 

I think that these goals and quests are more than attainable and I have full courage in myself that I will be crushing these goals every week!

I am super excited and amped!

 

Let's go, let's go!

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4 hours ago, Laghail said:

Hey welcome Julie! These goals look great and I'm excited for your progress. 

@RedStone or @Grumble, could one of you shift this to the current challenges?

 

There you go ^_^ 

 

On 1/9/2018 at 1:32 AM, JulieBabes_K said:

I think that these goals and quests are more than attainable and I have full courage in myself that I will be crushing these goals every week!

I am super excited and amped!

 

Let's go, let's go!

 

Welcome! Agreed. Solid goals, solid plan. Now get out there and do the thing :D 

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WEEK 1 

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Hi there everyone.

First off, thanks for all the support!

 

On the food front all is well. I meal prepped all my lunches for last week and managed to meal prep all my lunches for this week too.

Dinner planning is also going amazingly. Dinners are being planned at least 2 days ahead and it has helped take away the awful stress of "what to make in the next few hours when I reach home???". Which is a great feeling because small things tend to stress me out sometimes.

 

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On the gym front I almost hit my goal completely in regards to 4 sessions a week. I got in 1 upper body, 1 lower body and 1 full body session. I was quite pleased with that but intend to hit my 4 session goal this week. I used to gym everyday from Monday to Friday and I am positive that I can attain that again with the right mind shift. 

I am currently lifting 16kgs on the barbell (I am still very much a beginner) but I am super confident that I will be able to add extra weight soon.

 

I am really excited about this week and I feel mentally prepared to take on my challenge and crush, crush, crush it!

 

I hope that everyone else has a productive week as well!

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On 1/15/2018 at 12:26 AM, JulieBabes_K said:

On the food front all is well. I meal prepped all my lunches for last week and managed to meal prep all my lunches for this week too.

Dinner planning is also going amazingly. Dinners are being planned at least 2 days ahead and it has helped take away the awful stress of "what to make in the next few hours when I reach home???". Which is a great feeling because small things tend to stress me out sometimes.

 

 

Getting meal prep done is a big success! I definitely struggle to food prep on a consistent basis. Mad props. I'm always looking for ideas, what do you like to prep for lunches?

 

On 1/15/2018 at 12:26 AM, JulieBabes_K said:

 

I am really excited about this week and I feel mentally prepared to take on my challenge and crush, crush, crush it!

 

 

 

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@Taddea Zhaan and @Grumble I completely feel the struggle, and I am so happy that I made it a goal to push myself to get it done because I usually fail at meal prepping as well. Haha, I am forgetful and Sundays are usually my mental and physical lazy days! 

 

So because my meal prep takes place on a Sunday, I take the lazy chef route in meal prep too... My ever so trust-worthy-never-thought-it-would-change-my-life-so-much STEAMER!

 

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I am a chicken lover! This is what I am eating this week at least. 

Basically all I do is put my chicken breasts along with some spices and flavouring into one compartment of my steamer, and another compartment with green veggies (but, like fill it up!), and then I go enjoy some movies, series or play station.

When its done and cooled down I quickly divide it into containers and pop it in the fridge. Done and dusted!

 

Oh, and sometimes if I don't have enough veggies I will put on a pot of brown rice while the steamer is going to add to the meal.

 

Also if you don't have a steamer, you can do the exact same thing in an oven. Just don't forget to put on your timers! 

 

I find this to be the easiest most relaxing way to get it done.

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6 hours ago, JulieBabes_K said:

 

 

I find this to be the easiest most relaxing way to get it done.

 

I 100% support this lazy cook way of life. I definitely employee the crockpot on a regular basis. Any time cooking is done with minimal effort, I am on board.

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8 hours ago, JulieBabes_K said:

 

 

I find this to be the easiest most relaxing way to get it done.

 

I 100% support this lazy cook way of life. I definitely employee the crockpot on a regular basis. Any time cooking is done with minimal effort, I am on board.

 

I really need to start crockpotting more often.

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WEEK 2

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What an amazing week!!! I feel like last week was just awesome!!!

I did my meal prep for my lunches yesterday for this week - I went for a lemon herb chicken and veggie steam team flavour for this week.

Our dinners for the next two nights is planned. Chicken Stir Fry and Chicken roast with veggies.

 

I managed to fit in 6 weight training sessions which has made me feel awesome and feel excited to hit that record again this week.

And I also added 4 kgs onto my barbell which is amazing!

 

I feel so awesome crushing my goals two weeks in a row like this! I cannot wait to do the same this week!

Super excited!

 

Have an awesome week everyone!

Cheers!

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WEEK 2

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What an amazing week!!! I feel like last week was just awesome!!!

I did my meal prep for my lunches yesterday for this week - I went for a lemon herb chicken and veggie steam team flavour for this week.

Our dinners for the next two nights is planned. Chicken Stir Fry and Chicken roast with veggies.

 

meal prep can feel truly magical, like expert level adulting. all the positive feels. <3

 

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I feel so awesome crushing my goals two weeks in a row like this! I cannot wait to do the same this week!

Super excited!

 

Have an awesome week everyone!

Cheers!

 

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i sensed a disturbance in the force... or that warriors were talking about meal prepping without me ;) 

 

hiiiiii JB! can i call you JB? i was wondering what you're doing for lifting! do you do your own thing or follow a program? or kinda sorta both like the rest of us heathens :D 

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Hi there @CourtnieMarie! Glad to see you are into the meal prep idea too. 

 

You are more than welcome to call me JB. I actually kinda like that.

 

I have my own program that I follow because I gym at home with my own weights.

I unfortunately am unable to attend a gym with all the fancy machines and what not. But, one day. 

 

I do a upper body dumbbell program and lower body dumbbell program twice a week each and then I do a barbell full body program 1 - 2 times a week.

Its a simple program that I created off of a program that I followed with a friend for a while, with a few changes here and there. But its also just basics I guess.

My sessions usually last about an hour with the dumbells, and with barbell if I really take my time then it lasts about 1.5 hours.

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Just getting caught up. Good goals and glad things are going well thus far. 

 

8 hours ago, JulieBabes_K said:

 

all the fancy machines and what not

Been at my gym for about a year and I don't think I've touched a machine...I did the beginner's bodyweight circuit for about 6 months (adding dumbbells as I got stronger) and then switched to barbells.

 

The only "machine" I utilize is the squat rack and a bench, "we don't need to stinking machines..."

 

Grats on the meal prep too. I do more a bulk cook and pack the night before (I might get a second bento box though). I personally don't like the idea of a cooked veggie in my fridge waiting days for me to eat it (maybe I'm weird...). But do what works for you! 

 

On 1/17/2018 at 8:17 AM, Grumble said:
On 1/17/2018 at 5:55 AM, Taddea Zhaan said:
On 1/16/2018 at 11:41 PM, JulieBabes_K said:

 

 

I find this to be the easiest most relaxing way to get it done.

 

I 100% support this lazy cook way of life. I definitely employee the crockpot on a regular basis. Any time cooking is done with minimal effort, I am on board.

 

I really need to start crockpotting more often.

Crockpot or pressure cooker...I support either but prefer the pressure...more excited having a potential explosive on your stove top :D

 

 

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6 minutes ago, farflight said:

Crockpot or pressure cooker...I support either but prefer the pressure...more excited having a potential explosive on your stove top :D

 

Or, ya know, an electric one with pressure release valves. For, I dunno, less explosive potential?

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Stove top ones have the pressure valves as well (just gotta remember to turn the heat lower)

 

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18 hours ago, farflight said:

Just getting caught up. Good goals and glad things are going well thus far. 

 

Been at my gym for about a year and I don't think I've touched a machine...I did the beginner's bodyweight circuit for about 6 months (adding dumbbells as I got stronger) and then switched to barbells.

 

The only "machine" I utilize is the squat rack and a bench, "we don't need to stinking machines..."

 

Grats on the meal prep too. I do more a bulk cook and pack the night before (I might get a second bento box though). I personally don't like the idea of a cooked veggie in my fridge waiting days for me to eat it (maybe I'm weird...). But do what works for you! 

 

Crockpot or pressure cooker...I support either but prefer the pressure...more excited having a potential explosive on your stove top :D

 

 

 

17 hours ago, Grumble said:

 

Or, ya know, an electric one with pressure release valves. For, I dunno, less explosive potential?

 

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I googled for five whole minutes and couldn't find a pressure cooker explosion gif...found an "aftermath" photo...

 

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Hey guys. 

 

@farflight @Grumble @Blocky @JustCallMeAmber

So we were looking at actually getting a pressure cooker as soon as we can afford it.

After this explosive thread I think we will go electronic. Hahahaha. You know, to avoid the kaboom!

 

First off thank you for all the support! It has motivated me alot!

 

Last week went really well. I did 5 weight training sessions, meal prepped yesterday, have dinner planned until Thursday and as you already know my 2-4kgs for this four week challenge was added to my barbell last week. So all in all it was a great week.

 

Good luck to everyone for this final week coming! Kick ass!

 

Cheers!

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9 hours ago, JulieBabes_K said:

Hey guys. 

 

@farflight @Grumble @Blocky @JustCallMeAmber

So we were looking at actually getting a pressure cooker as soon as we can afford it.

After this explosive thread I think we will go electronic. Hahahaha. You know, to avoid the kaboom!

 

First off thank you for all the support! It has motivated me alot!

 

Fabulous! So you know, you were also inspiration as I busted out both my crock pot and insta pot this weekend!

 

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9 hours ago, JulieBabes_K said:

Last week went really well. I did 5 weight training sessions, meal prepped yesterday, have dinner planned until Thursday and as you already know my 2-4kgs for this four week challenge was added to my barbell last week. So all in all it was a great week.

 

 

yeah for meal prepping! ya'll have been inspiring me to be more on-the-ball about my meal prep and food planning in this here thread.

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10 hours ago, JulieBabes_K said:

Hahahaha. You know, to avoid the kaboom!

I've had absolutely no difficulties with the stove top version...plus...$8 from goodwill.

 

The ONLY issue I have at times is minor scorching on the bottom of the pot. I did figure out yesterday that my smaller burner can maintain pressure, just takes it a minute to get it there (I was cooking chili and corn on the cob last night and needed the big bertha burner to get corn water boiling.

 

On a side note, had "all day cooked" flavor chili in about 1.5 hrs...mmmmmm chili.

 

Grats on getting  a pressure cooker, you can now do bigger cuts of meat (or tougher cuts of meat (e.g. neckbones)) in MUCH less time. 

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@Grumble and @Taddea Zhaan I am so super stoked to hear that I have inspired you in your meal prep. That is so great!

 

@farflight I try keeping safe. I seem to have a tendency to be clumsy, have always been scared of the pressure cooker since I was a kid. Thinks its also the sound it makes when the steam comes out that freaked me out. But I will move past that at some point. Haha. Yes, the bigger cuts of meat in less time will be a big bonus!

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22 hours ago, farflight said:

Grats on getting  a pressure cooker, you can now do bigger cuts of meat (or tougher cuts of meat (e.g. neckbones)) in MUCH less time. 

 

Also amazing fall off the bone ribs.

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