Bobbi Posted September 13, 2018 Report Share Posted September 13, 2018 I'm alive. I'm here. Barely moving, but here. I had this great idea to improve my health years ago. I stumbled upon NF and made the investment to join. I started out reading all the material--so much material. (But I am a thorough kind of person. I like to know what is expected of me and the best way to succeed.) I got so lost in all the preparation and reading, I never made it out of the newbie stage in actually completing the challenges for the guild of my choice (that decision, also, took me far too long). Lesson learned: Read, but don't get stuck there. Don't get stuck on the minutia. You know the overall gist (speaking to myself here): eat real food, eliminate the junk, and have fun with the challenges. AND ENJOY THE RESULTS! I fell off the wagon so hard I actually went through the Earth's crust and just lived in the mantle for a bit, until now! So, here I am! Ready to start out with a 4 week challenge in the starter zone. My overarching goal is to be an accurate depiction of someone in the Assassin guild. First, I need to concur my challenge quests: Be that fit girl in size 9 jeans and a medium shirt, turning heads. Lose fat % (BMI) Gain muscle - beast up Gain energy Reduce inflammation (did I mention I have arthritis? ) I have those goals broken down into smaller goals on my worksheet, but basically it boils down to: Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes/day Options: Elliptical, walks, hiking, weight training, body weight training, following NF challenge Stretch 1-2 x per day (to improve mobility) Eat healthy (real food) Don't buy junk! Reduce/eliminate carbs (breads, pasta, sweets) Meal prep on Sundays for the week Drink ~124 oz water/day That's 3-4 refills of my 32 oz water bottle Alarms set for 7am, 10am, 1pm, and 4pm to refill So, that's it! It's that easy. Just have to stick to it! Hoping to turn my hobbling walk into a smooth confident stride--turning heads, breaking hearts, and--most importantly--feeling good about myself. I'm 35 now and a single mom to 3 older kids (8, 11, 13). I work full time to provide for my family with an hour to hour and a half commute each way (followed by sitting at a desk for 8-9 hours). I am excited about refocusing on my health (and how that translates to more time with my kiddos). I was able to complete my degree with this same schedule, so I know that the time is there somewhere. You just have to want it! 2 Quote Link to comment
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