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I love Lizzo! and I'm super excited that EVERYONE ELSE IS GOING TO LOVE HER TOO.

 

 

Lizzo is the best because: 

* she's musically incredible

* she dances like a dream

* SHE LOVES HERSELF, LIKE, A LOT. 

 

Everyone is loving on Lizzo right now too and I'm so excited! this girl has been working HARD to get to peak popularity. I saw her in 2015 when she was touring with Sleater Kinney and SHE WAS SO AMAZING and I fell right in love with her then, and now that she's blowing up all the medias I want an excuse to post all my favorite songs. 

 

Goal 1: Love your body. I've been feeling funny about my body lately, in part because since starting exercise party about a year ago I've gained lots of muscle, but also, some more fat, too. I need to get back in the habit of appreciating my freakin amazing and powerful body no matter how much of a cozy chub blanket I currently have draped over my ab muscles right now. For this goal I'm going to be squashing negative thoughts and taking weekly photos of my body. I want to get my brain in shape because looking forward, I plan on doing some kind of a cut so I can better show off my awesome newish muscles a little better.

 

Goal 2: Fuel your body. I need to keep staring at my numbers because I wasn't super reliable about logging last challenge. I also want to see what it looks like if I eat more protein. I have a goal set in loseit to eat 130 g of protein a day based on 1 g of protein per lb of lean body mass as estimated by my bathroom scale. I'd like to get to 100+ g of protein a day, and aim for the 130. Right now, FYI, loseit has me calculated at 2450 cal/day for maintenance. I'd really like to nail that number, and also the 130, and see what happens this month.

 

Goal 3: Rest your body. I have been consistently in the 5 1/2 hours of sleep/night camp (per my fitbit) for a very long time. I need to get that back squeaked over 6 hours/night. I don't expect to do it all at once, so I'll phase it in. My bedtime has been sneaking later and later, so I need to push it earlier and earlier. Ultimate goal is to get back over 6 hours / weekly average by the end of the challenge.

 

 

backstory. I'm karinajean, 41, live in NY state, commute to NJ about an hour each way where I manage projects and clean up hazardous waste. I joined the NFA in October 2013 and transitioned over to the big scary boards (ahem, these forums) in April 2014. Since I discovered NR, I've lost about 25 lbs, tore my ACL / had it replaced with a cadaver ligament and rehabbed it, ran a bunch of running things, took over instruction for a class at the dojo, started with some weight lifting, and have increased by weight by about 20 lbs (note NOT all clean muscle lolz). CURRENTLY I practice tae kwon do several times a week, take weapons and boxing classes in addition, and have a long-time overarching fitness goal of doing good form push- and pull-ups. I accidentally started doing crossfit in February 2018 and have been attending classes regularly since then. I have a crazy mean (yet super sweet) cat and live with my husband full time and my younger stepdude 1/2 time. the 2nd stepdude is In college out of state. I motorcycle, knit and spin, and am endlessly ignoring how messy the house and yard is.

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1 hour ago, karinajean said:

I need to get back in the habit of appreciating my freakin amazing and powerful body no matter how much of a cozy chub blanket

Hey twin!   Hah, I call it my "muscle protecting fluff" lololol!   Leave it to you, to have an equally cute name for that layer of ballistics gel we keep. ;)  Gosh I just adore you.  Also, I am working on this brain/emotion aspect too!   I'm doing forced selfies this challenge.   With a side of 'say something nice'.

 

57 minutes ago, raptron said:

I LOVE LIZZO. And I love KJ. So, perfect pairing.

 

And sleep! And body love! And body fuel! Yes.

I agree with Raptron! ™

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2 hours ago, Starpuck said:

I call it my "muscle protecting fluff" lololol!   Leave it to you, to have an equally cute name for that layer of ballistics gel we keep.

 

Balistics gel! I love it! Both of you are the best with your names!! I'm gonna steal that!

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23 hours ago, raptron said:

I LOVE LIZZO. And I love KJ. So, perfect pairing.

 

I don't know from Lizzo, but I already love KJ so Lizzo's probably okay by me too.

 

Oh my god. If I slept 5 1/2 hours one night I'd probably have to call in sick the next day. I don't know how you do it every night. Good goal.

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1 hour ago, RogueLibrarian said:

Oh my god. If I slept 5 1/2 hours one night I'd probably have to call in sick the next day. I don't know how you do it every night. Good goal.

I usually end up spending the entire day in the office kitchen drinking coffee praying that it will kick in sometime soon. It never does.

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KJ! I had no idea about the ACL - does that basically mean you're part zombie?

 

Excited to follow along and hear about all the exercise parties (and avocado toast). And for the sleeping and body self-love solidarity.

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On 2/6/2019 at 9:59 AM, raptron said:

I LOVE LIZZO. And I love KJ. So, perfect pairing.

 

And sleep! And body love! And body fuel! Yes. 

 

 

 

On 2/6/2019 at 9:54 PM, Suzaqu said:

Here for KJ, Lizzo, and stellar goals!

 

YAS LIZZO! (also me.) YO, lizzo released tour tickets last week and they sold out IMMEDIATELY, like, within SECONDS, and then the jerk bots that bought them put them all up on stubhub and YO I *just* got over my feels from when this happened with bikini kill, like, MODERN MUSICIANS, where do you LIVE even, like this is a THING THAT HAPPENS please do not play coy and please try and find a solution!!! we want to see you play music! live! for the actual ticket price and not 2-5x as much! I want to give my money to LIZZO (and her record company overlords), not to EVIL SCALPER BOTS!

 

On 2/6/2019 at 11:00 AM, Starpuck said:

Hey twin!   Hah, I call it my "muscle protecting fluff" lololol!   Leave it to you, to have an equally cute name for that layer of ballistics gel we keep. ;)  Gosh I just adore you.  Also, I am working on this brain/emotion aspect too!   I'm doing forced selfies this challenge.   With a side of 'say something nice'.

 

I agree with Raptron! ™

 

On 2/6/2019 at 1:18 PM, Happienumber said:

 

Balistics gel! I love it! Both of you are the best with your names!! I'm gonna steal that!

 

ha, yes! we are the best for appropriate nomenclature. 

 

On 2/6/2019 at 12:57 PM, sylph said:

In on this!

 

On 2/7/2019 at 6:28 AM, zenLara said:

:lol::lol: 

 

Following!

 

YAY!

 

On 2/7/2019 at 9:56 AM, RogueLibrarian said:

 

I don't know from Lizzo, but I already love KJ so Lizzo's probably okay by me too.

 

Oh my god. If I slept 5 1/2 hours one night I'd probably have to call in sick the next day. I don't know how you do it every night. Good goal.

 

On 2/7/2019 at 11:47 AM, Mad Hatter said:

I usually end up spending the entire day in the office kitchen drinking coffee praying that it will kick in sometime soon. It never does.

 

On 2/8/2019 at 9:17 AM, Asa Pond said:

Here! And also loving the sleep goal because I can't get away with anything less than 8. 

 

ok guys I know that I'm a morning person and that gives me an edge up on most other people and also I know that I'm generally pretty fatigued and a little stubborn but I had no idea that this was so unusual.

 

On 2/7/2019 at 10:48 AM, sylph said:

Sub 6-hour sleeping solidarity. My goal is 7, but usually I'm right at 6 or just under.

 

um apparently we are possibly super human creatures (being able to function on so little sleep). Imagine how powerful we would be with more sleep!

 

On 2/7/2019 at 11:52 AM, Mike Wazowski said:

KJ! I had no idea about the ACL - does that basically mean you're part zombie?

 

Excited to follow along and hear about all the exercise parties (and avocado toast). And for the sleeping and body self-love solidarity.

 

a DOUBLE zombie, because I've torn BOTH of them and had allografts (cadaver ligaments) for BOTH repairs. if I get clumsy I blame it on the donors fighting. 

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This is the song that made me fall in love with Lizzo. That one time I saw her (possibly the only time, THANKS SCALPER BOTS) she and sophia eris threw cookies from cute baskets out to the audience. 

 

 

 

Week 1!

 

this week was shaping up to be a total disaster party. See, we're supposed to get snow tomorrow, but I was supposed to drive 2 1/2 hours south for a meeting on tuesday with a new client and a state agency, so I if they were going to have the meeting, I knew I'd need to attend... I threw 2 days of clothes and a snow shovel into my car this morning because I didn't know if I'd need to drive south after work, or back home again. LUCKILY the meeting was cancelled! (I'll have to go another time, which isn't lucky, but whatever.) So instead of CF tomorrow I'm planning to shovel, and TKD will likely be canceled (we follow the local school district closing schedule). and the 2 meetings that I have in the evening at the town may or may not be cancelled. 

 

Day 1.

Today was CF (ridiculous workout with 15 power snatches (LOLZ), 12 air squats, 9 burpees, 6 front squats.... a total of 3 rounds for time), and there was a new person there which is GREAT because I want him to have more 5AM students so it's not just weirdo me and also because she cusses as much as I want to during exercises (a lot of f-bombs when he told us the next thing to do, which is SUPER appropriate at 5AM).

 

Also, just for the record I know everyone swears up and down by spaghetti in the instant pot but we tried it last night and I don't think it's worth it, honestly. I tried this recipe and maybe it was not having fresh basil but the cooking time came out weird and it just wasn't as delicious as I had hoped. This is the only recipe I've tried from this book so far that I wasn't in love with. 

 

Goal 1: Love your body. I meant to take a bathroom mirror selfie this morning for my bod but forgot. oops.

Goal 2: Fuel your body. we're having meat 2x today (leftover spaghetti and meatballs for lunch, and taco night) so that's hopeful on the protein front.

Goal 3: Rest your body. I didn't sleep well at all. my cat was an aggressive snuggler last night, I was anxious about the southern trip for the meeting in the snow, and also my dad's doing ok but still / again in the hospital and now there's things being said about his kidneys and I just want things to be better for him, and for him to be out and not bored.

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1 hour ago, karinajean said:

ok guys I know that I'm a morning person and that gives me an edge up on most other people and also I know that I'm generally pretty fatigued and a little stubborn but I had no idea that this was so unusual.

I thought I could function on sub 6 hours for a long time because I did it in college - I tried it in the working world and quickly found out that I could NOT function on that little without the during class naps that were a hallmark of my college years (plus the 10 hour sleep binges on the weekends).

 

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a DOUBLE zombie, because I've torn BOTH of them and had allografts (cadaver ligaments) for BOTH repairs. if I get clumsy I blame it on the donors fighting. 

Bahahaha I love the image of your personified kneecaps duking it out!

 

Sounds like you're making the most of a rough week - shoveling snow is totally a good substitute for CrossFit, right? Just time it and call it a WOD? :P

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3 hours ago, karinajean said:

um apparently we are possibly super human creatures (being able to function on so little sleep). Imagine how powerful we would be with more sleep!

Hah! If I got 8 hours during a normal work week, I think I would feel like I was wasting so much time.

 

I routinely get close to 8 on the weekends and it always feels like the days are so SHORT! :D

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weeeelllll I wasn't sure what was going to happen yesterday but I really didn't expect Nineteen to call me just after lunch to let me know that he wasn't able to get out of bed because his back was flaring up. I went over to his house and we tried to loosen it up with heat and pain killers but after a few hours of that, we called for an ambulance ride to the ER. they gave him an anti-inflammatory injection and he was able to stand and walk on his own but overnight he immediately stiffened up again, and last night getting him comfortable was pretty rough.

 

happily, my meeting today was cancelled because of the snow, so I am able to work at home (as is my husband) and sit with Nineteen who has subsequently stiffened up again, and is still not really able to stand up yet from bed. we have a docs appt for Thursday but it's pretty stressful, and the poor kid is frustrated and freaked out. Theoretically the anti-inflammatories and stretching (if I can make him stretch!) should help but he is SO stiff and tight. he has always been a very inflexible person physically and it's really exacerbating the problem.

 

(he has been in treatment for a herniated disk for a few weeks and says he overdid it this weekend working on tractors with his uncle. this feels like a really ugly setback.)

 

it's snowing, as expected. I'll be going out to shovel in a little bit for my lunch time break. it's also supposed get pretty gnarly with ice later, and I'm totally looking forward to that exercise opportunity.

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Ugh. Sorry to hear about Nineteen. Hopefully Thursday comes quickly for you all.

 

We had the ice yesterday/this morning. I am happy to send it on your direction. ;)

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Oh no! As someone who has experienced that same thing I feel for him. It sucks being young and feeling like an 80 year old. Good thoughts sent his way!

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