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Switching to the Adventurers for this challenge. My main goal for this year seems to be a good match ;-). I decided a few months ago that I needed a big challenge that I would enjoy if I was ever going to change my lifestyle and become more healthy. Climbing peaks in the Himalayas has been on my wish-list since 2008 and seemed like the right choice. Booked a trip in October this year and doing everything I can to get ready for it. I have also since decided to pick-up diving again and I will make at least three trips to complete a few speciality courses on top of the basic certification. Breathing and air conservation has been a challenge so I want to work on those before my next dives at the end of March.

 

Weight loss is not my main objective but essential of I want to get to the top. So far I have lost 8,6 kg since September last year and 3,4 since the last challenge. I'm still a bit behind on my 2 kg / month ideal but still on a path to be below 90 kg at the start of the hike.

 

Main goal for 2018:

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Goal 1: Building stamina for the hike

Running is the main way I'm building stamina at the moment. I have gone from running when I had time to a schedule of three times a week. My runs are now far enough that they start to have an impact on my knees. I have an appointment with a physiotherapist this week and implementing some of their recommendations will be a key part of this challenge. I have signed up for a 10k early April so hope I can build enough strength in my knees before then. I also want to start cycling more. I travel a lot so it is not always possible to keep it up frequently but at least when I'm home I want to be on the bike once a week.

  • Keep up the running according to schedule
  • Reduce worries around my knees
  • Cross-train on the bicycle at least once a week when at home

 

Goal 2: Becoming a better diver

I'm doing six speciality courses this year over three weekends. It's as much for my mental health as for my physically. Having the breaks planned ahead this year helps me face pressure at work a bit easier. Besides finishing the theory for the first three courses, I want to pick-up yoga again since it allows me to practice breathing.

  • Yoga once a week
  • Finish theory courses for first diving weekend

 

Goal 3: Eat like an adventurer

I started a few months ago with exercise and not changing diet habits since that is much harder for me. When I'm exercising, it becomes easier to watch what I eat as well. But now I feel I have a decent running routine, I do want to make sure I start eating better. These are going to be small changes so I can create habits over a few weeks before making the next step. End-goal would be a balanced vegetarian diet. I do eat meat but prefer to cut it out as much as possible.

  • 3 pieces of fruit each day
  • No treats unless I ate the fruit

 

I will have to watch out not to commit to too much so want to evaluate at the end of the first week to see if I can actually manage all the different objectives in this challenge or if I have to make it a bit easier. Success is a better way to stay motivated so prefer to make small steps forward.

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On 2/12/2018 at 2:23 AM, Karma Krishok said:

Success is a better way to stay motivated so prefer to make small steps forward.

 

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I love this challenge! Good on you for booking a trip that you know will push you to prepare. Running, yoga, diving, and fruit! I'm following. :)

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I thought I already followed this.

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I'm so glad I didn't miss this post! I'm getting more and more into hiking and am very into figuring out how I want to train to go somewhere in 2019 that has a real mountain unlike my very flat midwestern state.

 

On 2/12/2018 at 2:23 AM, Karma Krishok said:

 

I will have to watch out not to commit to too much so want to evaluate at the end of the first week to see if I can actually manage all the different objectives in this challenge or if I have to make it a bit easier. Success is a better way to stay motivated so prefer to make small steps forward.

 

 

How is it going so far?

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It's not been an easy start to the challenge. I got sick the week before the challenge started, a hectic week after and this week a jetlag. So I'm finally getting back into it. The trip in October is a good motivation to keep going instead of taking a few extra days off. Tomorrow is going to be my first run in more or less a week.

 

Goal 1: Building stamina for the hike

I created a new running schedule based on advice of the physiotherapist. There was a lot of useful advice in a 1 hour session: increase my steps / minute, daily stretches, build in an interval run, and a few additional strengthening exercises. Let's see how that works out this week.

 

Goal 2: Becoming a better diver

No yoga but did make progress on the theory sections. Excluding the yoga for the rest of the challenge and focus on the stretches instead.

 

Goal 3: Eat like an adventurer

Definitely too much pressure to go from zero to three. Been eating one or two pieces almost every day. Maybe that's good enough for now. Failed a few times on the treats but considering the weeks I have had, that is ok. I did not gain a lot of weight during my trip so I take that as a win :-).

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I lost track of my goals a bit this challenge. Work travel interrupted the schedule and I could not stay on target. It's the second time this happened since I started preparing for the hike last September. Compared to that trip in October, the last few weeks have been a lot better: I was prepared with running clothes for cold weather and did manage to run two times each week (except one week with only one run) - compared to zero runs during my trip in October. I did manage to eat slightly better but have also not been able to resist eating chocolate, biscuits and other treats. I did gain a little bit of weight because of this but nothing that has a real impact for now.

 

Goal 1: Building stamina for the hike

  • Keep up the running according to schedule --> Medium - two runs on average instead of three
  • Reduce worries around my knees --> Working on increasing steps per minute and added speed runs. I have not been doing great on strength exercises, I just get bored.
  • Cross-train on the bicycle at least once a week when at home --> I have not been at home that much - and will not be in the coming months. Maybe I should look at yoga for a combination of strength & cross-training.

Goal 2: Becoming a better diver

  • Yoga once a week --> Was changed to stretching but did not do this regularly.
  • Finish theory courses for first diving weekend --> All completed.

Goal 3: Eat like an adventurer

  • 3 pieces of fruit each day --> I have been eating more fruit but not three a day. The target was a bit too ambitious.
  • No treats unless I ate the fruit --> I have been eating way more treats then I want. No real binging but it came close a few times.

Trying to pickup the pace in the next challenge again.

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