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well i made it to my 7th year at nerdfitness! my anniversary was at the end of last month. and i have learned A LOT. mostly that i will always be learning.

 

this challenge will be a continuation of last challenge with a sprinkle of new items.

goals:

  • two shortened weights workouts: one day will be squats and cable pulldowns; second day will be deadlifts and ez bar burls.
  • 20 mins of running per week: two 10-min sessions.
  • bring weekly sleep average to 7h40m. TV off by 8pm for Mon-Thurs. Sunday in bed by midnight. one drinking weekend day, otherwise it’s kombucha.
  • finish thank you cards (0/4). but like actually do it.
  • complete taxes
  • food – weekend vegetables
  • track yoga – 30mins/week; include bridges and clamshells once/week.

 

i added a drinking goal, my own taxes goal, and increased the amount of yoga i'd like to do per week.

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just kidding. should be good stuff!

 

major events.

3/16: RENT

3/23: baby shower

3/24: taxes

3/30: massage

 

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9 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

well i made it to my 7th year at nerdfitness! my anniversary was at the end of last month. and i have learned A LOT. mostly that i will always be learning.

I feel like this summarizes my time here! Good stuff

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Happy belated nerdiversary!

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Also, thanks for the reminder about taxes - I have to actually slot time to do that this year, it's not as automatic as when I'd get bored traveling to Houston.

 

Here for solidarity on the sleep goals too.

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1 hour ago, Mad Hatter said:

I feel like this summarizes my time here! Good stuff

right? there does seem to be a point where i think i know everything but it's very short-lived and suddenly i realize i know nothing. it's kind of great!

 

1 hour ago, JessFit said:

RENT as in the musical? 

yes! i know the soundtrack so well but have never seen it. the US tour cast is coming near enough to us and Mark is being played by a friend's old coworker. so the stars aligned finally!

 

6 minutes ago, Mike Wazowski said:

Happy belated nerdiversary!

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thank youuuu

 

6 minutes ago, Mike Wazowski said:

Also, thanks for the reminder about taxes - I have to actually slot time to do that this year, it's not as automatic as when I'd get bored traveling to Houston.

oof sorry for that. but also yw :D 

 

6 minutes ago, Mike Wazowski said:

Here for solidarity on the sleep goals too.

there will be some combination of factors that lets me get to my goal sleeps and have fun too!

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10 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

there will be some combination of factors that lets me get to my goal sleeps and have fun too!

 

You will have very exciting dreams about having fun? :P 

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Week 0 – Monday

 

went to bed early Sunday night and slept in this morning! what a way to start zero week.

 

left work early to visit dad and the second half of the day was longggg. Spouse hasn’t had as much practice cooking so after a long drive to and from my dad I had to help her when I got home. and the recipes ended up kind of sucking. not her fault but still frustrating to deal with. we watched a little bit of SNL and got to bed. what's a monday without some annoyances though?

 

Fitness: 0/2 runs, 0/2 weights, 0/1 bridges & clamshells, 0/30 yoga

Sleep: 0/1 midnight cutoff, 0/1 drinking day, current avg 8h57m

Life0/4 TY cards

Food: 0/2 weekend vegetables

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23 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

well i made it to my 7th year at nerdfitness! my anniversary was at the end of last month. and i have learned A LOT. mostly that i will always be learning.

 

Wheee, congrats! You are surely a veteran of nerdical self-improvement. 

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On 3/11/2019 at 8:51 AM, CourtnieMarie said:

 

well i made it to my 7th year at nerdfitness! my anniversary was at the end of last month. and i have learned A LOT. mostly that i will always be learning.

 

 

 

Welcome to being an old timer! I'll set out another rocking chair on the porch and we can drink tea and tell young'ns to get off our fitness lawns. 

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17 minutes ago, bigm141414 said:

 

 

Welcome to being an old timer! I'll set out another rocking chair on the porch and we can drink tea and tell young'ns to get off our fitness lawns. 

ahhh thank you! i take my tea sweet and iced.

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1 hour ago, CourtnieMarie said:

ahhh thank you! i take my tea sweet and iced.

Come on down to Texas with that tea order!

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(yes, the internet tells me this is from Real Housewives of Atlanta, not Dallas, but they apparently didn't have any good sweet tea gifs)

 

Bummer on the cooking misadventures, but it sounds like you were able to at least patiently help spouse through it?

 

Good on you for getting some good sleep regardless though!

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3 minutes ago, Mike Wazowski said:

Come on down to Texas with that tea order!

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(yes, the internet tells me this is from Real Housewives of Atlanta, not Dallas, but they apparently didn't have any good sweet tea gifs)

yeehaw! i liked in arkansas for long enough to learn how to make homemade sweet tea and fall in love <3

 

3 minutes ago, Mike Wazowski said:

Bummer on the cooking misadventures, but it sounds like you were able to at least patiently help spouse through it?

no not patiently after the day i had haha, there was plenty of salt :lol:

 

3 minutes ago, Mike Wazowski said:

Good on you for getting some good sleep regardless though!

it is really nice! though cutting into gym time. hoping the rest of the week evens out.

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Week 0 – Tuesday

 

at least I’m prioritizing sleep this zero week?! I did give myself enough time to do a bit of yoga before getting ready for work.

 

I had meant to do TY cards but I got caught up with my dad’s mail and bills.

 

Fitness: 0/2 runs, 0/2 weights, 0/1 bridges & clamshells, 7/30 yoga

Sleep: 0/1 midnight cutoff, 0/1 drinking day, current avg 8h22m

Life0/4 TY cards

Food: 0/2 weekend vegetables 

 

Week 0 – Wednesday

 

did some bridges and clamshells when I woke up and then decided to take a sick day. I got the rest of my dad’s bills mailed and paid. and went to the gym!

 

10 mins of treadmill – 0.78 miles

 

back squats

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I think I lightly strained something near my right hip joint. It was bothering me in certain positions for the rest of the day

 

underhand cable pulldowns

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I called dad’s surgeon about a missed appointment. and visited him during the day which gave me the opportunity to talk to the PT, OT, speech, and head nurse. phew. then of course I get emails from my family linking me to an article about how bad the facility place is that my dad’s at. Not Helpful.

 

I got a load of laundry washed and dried (still need to fold). I watched the whole 3-part miniseries of Ordeal by Innocence (so good!). dinner was a leftover makeover from potatoes, cabbage, and carrots cooked up with new broccoli in the pressure cooker. these were all pureed into a creamy soup with coconut milk and crumbled sausage I had previously cooked .

 

Fitness: 1/2 runs, 1/2 weights, 1/1 bridges & clamshells, 20/30 yoga

Sleep: 0/1 midnight cutoff, 0/1 drinking day, current avg 8h11m

Life0/4 TY cards

Food: 0/2 weekend vegetables 

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47 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

 

I called dad’s surgeon about a missed appointment. and visited him during the day which gave me the opportunity to talk to the PT, OT, speech, and head nurse. phew. then of course I get emails from my family linking me to an article about how bad the facility place is that my dad’s at. Not Helpful.

 

 

I'm refraining from saying something snarky because it's not my family. You're amazing for doing all the hard, useful stuff and taking great care of your dad. 

 

I hope the hip strain is nothing major and that it disappears by tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, Harriet said:

 

I'm refraining from saying something snarky because it's not my family. You're amazing for doing all the hard, useful stuff and taking great care of your dad. 

thank youuuuu :)  and don't worry, i'm saying all the snark myself ;) Spouse is also reminding me of this which is awesome. i didn't read the article as i genuinely like the caretakers at this place and i'm the one that's there the most.

 

1 hour ago, Harriet said:

I hope the hip strain is nothing major and that it disappears by tomorrow.

it did! weeee!

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MORE SLEEP, yes. I am here for it. And echoing that you are amazing doing all of these things for your dad. 

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3 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

I called dad’s surgeon about a missed appointment. and visited him during the day which gave me the opportunity to talk to the PT, OT, speech, and head nurse. phew. then of course I get emails from my family linking me to an article about how bad the facility place is that my dad’s at. Not Helpful.

 

Unless that email also had links to a better facility they have throughly researched (in person!), and they are volunteering to take on all the hard work and the expenses involved in moving him there, and to take over as the primary family caregiver/contact after the move, it's a passive aggressive piece of junk that probably served no other purpose than to ease someone's guilt at not being more involved in this than they are. Print it out, give them the pages, and tell them where they can shove that "helpful" email.

 

I'm not as nice as Harriet :P

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14 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

 

Unless that email also had links to a better facility they have throughly researched (in person!), and they are volunteering to take on all the hard work and the expenses involved in moving him there, and to take over as the primary family caregiver/contact after the move, it's a passive aggressive piece of junk that probably served no other purpose than to ease someone's guilt at not being more involved in this than they are. Print it out, give them the pages, and tell them where they can shove that "helpful" email.

 

I'm not as nice as Harriet :P

!!! this is exactly how i felt.

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15 hours ago, scalyfreak said:

 

Deadlifts help. I've been told. :P

yes! that's what i've been missing this week...

 

1 hour ago, Mad Hatter said:

Gaah people can be such assholes. Words are cheap.

 

But yay for sleep!

thank you! and yeah they absolutely can be - i'm not immune either but i try to acknowledge when i'm being one and be better. it's hard being so woke ya know?

 

Week 0 – Thursday

 

did a yoga with Adrienne in the morning, right hip didn’t bother me!

 

slowish day at work which was good. went to look at a house after work and got home around 7:30 so didn't get to bed at my usual time. luckily we have plenty of leftovers to eat for dinner. and also i think i am just getting to the point where i'm starting to feel tired at my normal time again since daylight savings.

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Fitness: 1/2 runs, 1/2 weights, 1/1 bridges & clamshells, 35/30 yoga

Sleep: 0/1 midnight cutoff, 0/1 drinking day, current avg 8h4m

Life0/4 TY cards

Food: 0/2 weekend vegetables 

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