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Grandkai's New Year & return to NF?

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Goals:

- Workout 21 days in a row using the Monkii app.

- Improve my meals

- 100% a game

 

Attempting a return to NF Rebellion with this new year. Last year i went up and down with fitness & eating healthy. Did good until april and then it went downhill. Tried to get some done before the holidays but didnt really succeed. So lets take this first month to get back into a healthier life style.

 

Workout 21 days in a row using the Monkii app: Last month i found the Monkii app which has a nice 21 days habit program which has workouts using their Monkii rings. Don't have those but i have normal rings and looking through it i should be able to use them to workout. So i'm going to follow that starting next week.

Improve my meals: I had a so-so decent meal plan, the basics were good. But screwed it up often. So i'm gonna go back to basics and try some new stuff and see how i enjoy it.

100% a game: I have fond memories from previous challenges were i played games to 100% them, i want to start doing that again this year. Gonna look for a easy/fast one to do.

 

Well thats pretty much my challenge plan to start 2019 with. Let's see how i'm gonna do!

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14 hours ago, Grandkai_NL said:

 

Improve my meals: I had a so-so decent meal plan, the basics were good. But screwed it up often. So i'm gonna go back to basics and try some new stuff and see how i enjoy it.

What are you gonna do to improve them? And do you mean ALL OF THEM or like, just starting with lunches? Dinners? Let us know. :D

 

14 hours ago, Grandkai_NL said:

100% a game: I have fond memories from previous challenges were i played games to 100% them, i want to start doing that again this year. Gonna look for a easy/fast one to do.

Nice!

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23 hours ago, Grandkai_NL said:

Attempting a return to NF Rebellion with this new year. Last year i went up and down with fitness & eating healthy. Did good until april and then it went downhill.

 

Same... Do you have any idea why it went downhill? Any way to prevent it?

 

 

23 hours ago, Grandkai_NL said:

100% a game: I have fond memories from previous challenges were i played games to 100% them, i want to start doing that again this year. Gonna look for a easy/fast one to do. 

 

Nice! Any candidates yet?

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On 1/2/2019 at 11:14 AM, WhiteGhost said:

Hey, welcome back!

Thank you so much!
 

12 hours ago, raptron said:

What are you gonna do to improve them? And do you mean ALL OF THEM or like, just starting with lunches? Dinners? Let us know. :D

I'm gonna start with buying plain chicken, fish, meat instead of the ones that are packaged with a spice mix on it. I dont really makes meals specific for lunches or dinner yet...(maybe a challenge or 2 later i'll start focusing on that) but i'm gonna make atleast 2 meals more health focused (real foods, good vegetables & fruits with it). If you guys have tips, please share them!

 

3 hours ago, Akura said:

Same... Do you have any idea why it went downhill? Any way to prevent it?

It went downhill after i did a 10k run in April. And i decided to take a break and then i never picked it up again. Also not having a workout plan and just going by what i felt like doing on the day. And ofcourse the attraction of playing games, but i saw a nice lockbox with a timer & perhaps ill buy that to lock my console controllers till a certain time on the day.
 

 

3 hours ago, Akura said:

Nice! Any candidates yet?

Yeah its going to be Rayman Origins! only 6 achievements left :D 

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47 minutes ago, KB Girl said:

Welcome back! You've got rings at home? that's awesome :)

Thank you. Yeah i have a pull-up station at home and thats were i am hanging my rings on. Need to modify some exercises in the Monkii app to be able to do them cause if i move too far away from the station it can tip over :D

 

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5 hours ago, Grandkai_NL said:

Thank you. Yeah i have a pull-up station at home and thats were i am hanging my rings on. Need to modify some exercises in the Monkii app to be able to do them cause if i move too far away from the station it can tip over :D

 

hehe, gotta work with what you've got :) still sounds great

 

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Week 0, Day 7.
Decided to start today with everything. My fridge is filled with meals & fruit, only need to make some 3-ingredient energy bars. 
Workout 21 days in a row using the Monkii app: did the first workout of the program. It was 10 Ring Rows, Ring Push-ups & Tucks. It only showed 1 set but decided to do 3 sets.
Improve my meals: bought real foods (normal salmon & chicken) and prepared 10 meals. Got apples & strawberries in the fridge for snacks. 
100% a game: Picked Rayman Origins to complete a 100% right now there are 6 achievements left. Gonna try and do 1-2 levels each day for specific achievements.

Its still early in the day for me (13:10)so enough to do and focus on not eating bad foods for the week.

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Week 1, Day 1

Had a decent Monday to start the week. Worked out in the morning, had a good day at work with an apple as a snack and cauliflower with minced meat for dinner but after work i went and got some doner kebab with some carlic sauce. So this wasnt great to eat if im trying to eat healthier, it was delicious, but not a good choice. 
 

Workout 21 days in a row using the Monkii app: Warmed up with jumping rope and did a few scalp exercises for push-ups and rows. Short but simple.

Improve my meals: besides the doner kebab i had after work i kept close to the stuff i had in my fridge. At work i have been thinking about simple-ish milkshakes i could make and use for breakfast a few days in the week. 

100% a game: got a few speedtrophies in game, but not yet a achievement for it. There are a lot to do so im hoping i can complete atleast 2 a day.

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Week 1, Day 2

Woke up nice and refreshed and... yeah thats pretty much it :D Oh i started writing down what i had to eat, not yet in the amounts i had but more in what i ate and roughly when (like before work, during work, after work). Maybe in a next challenge i will really write it down, who knows..

 

Workout 21 days in a row using the Monkii app: Did my jumping rope warm-up, getting a bit better with it already. Curious to see who its going to be at the end of the challenge :)  The workout was push-up to plank position and pikes, with my feet hanging in the rings. A lot tougher than normal ones and those arent easy aswell.
Improve my meals: went wrong again with doner...its just so easy to grab on my way back :( but as im writing this (its day 3) i made some 3-ingredient energybars and its ready and waiting for me in the freezer. So no trip to the doner kebab anymore this week for THIS GUY! ;) 

100% a game: Got one speedtrophy achievement. so 5 achievements left to go. 

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49 minutes ago, Grandkai_NL said:

went wrong again with doner

What's unhealthy about the doners you are getting. The ones I used to get (back when I lived in a place with easy access to them) were pretty healthy.

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5 hours ago, Grandkai_NL said:

 went wrong again with doner...its just so easy to grab on my way back :( but as im writing this (its day 3) i made some 3-ingredient energybars and its ready and waiting for me in the freezer. So no trip to the doner kebab anymore this week for THIS GUY! ;) 

Energy bars sound lovely, but definitely wouldn't keep ME away from doner, at least. Have you considered prepping some dinner food that you know you can have immediately ready to grab from the fridge when you get home? :)

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On 1/9/2019 at 1:05 PM, WhiteGhost said:

What's unhealthy about the doners you are getting. The ones I used to get (back when I lived in a place with easy access to them) were pretty healthy.

well its only with garlic sauce... maybe its not that bad?

 

On 1/9/2019 at 5:42 PM, raptron said:

Energy bars sound lovely, but definitely wouldn't keep ME away from doner, at least. Have you considered prepping some dinner food that you know you can have immediately ready to grab from the fridge when you get home? :)

Oh this week was tough not getting them, the energy bars were great tho. Had them a few days with me to work as a snack with an apple. I'm gonna look for a nice snack i can eat for after work. 

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I wouldn't say dutch doners are not that bad.. I mean, I'd pick it over mcdonalds, but it doesn't even come close to a home cooked meal.

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Week 1, Day 3 till Day 7 & Review Week 1
The rest of the week went so-so. Its a bit harder to get back into routine than i thought. But i worked out on Day 3 & Day 6. So 4 out of 7 days isnt bad.
Kept pretty good with my eating. Didnt play a whole lot of Rayman but i'm gonna try to do a bit more upcoming week. 

Review:
For the first week back it went oke-ish. Its mostly hard trying to get back into a routine of working out and eating cleaner. I liked the meals i made and i liked the extra fruit i was eating. Just need to make some meals for after work so i dont buy anything on the way back. 

Things i plan & hope to do next week:
1) Get every workout in just as it says on the app (this week i went 2-3 sets on some days while the app said one set). 
2) Stay on the right road back to my house. (if i detour i know ill get fast food and i dont want that so much)

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On 1/14/2019 at 5:22 PM, raptron said:

 Four workouts is a great start! 

 

On 1/14/2019 at 4:25 PM, Manarelle said:

Not a challenge if you hit it perfectly the first time. :) Nice work on week 1, you've got this. 

Thank you both! 

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Week 2: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4

Last few days been quite tired and forgot to update. But here it is:

On day 1 & day 2 i got my workouts in. A nice little complex on both. I did about 3-4 minutes of jumping rope before the workout and now i have a bit of soreness at the side of my quads. I think its from all the rope jumping i'm doing. I do want to do more stretching because i haven't done any stretching/#5 minute flow for the last few weeks.
On day 3 i was really tired, i got home after work. Crashed on the couch and woke up a hour or 2 later, had dinner & chatted a bit on twitch and went to bed early.

Today, day 4, was a sad day. Sadly my aunt passed away last Saturday and today was the cremation. A lot of tears and hugs. After the ceremony i went for a drink with my brother and cousins. It became a bit late and when i got home i was and still am quite exhausted. 

Tomorrow i'm gonna continue my workouts and probably stream/play Rayman Origins and try to get some achievements.

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