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I still need to eat better, snack less, move more, and lose weight.  I've almost certainly been going through some levels of depression over the last year, but I'm hoping that the warmer weather and extra sunlight will improve my mood.   Either way, it's time to quit whinging and start doing again.   I will certainly still talk about parkour and silks, but I'm going to focus on basic exercises for this challenge.

 

Challenge goal: Pay my debts

 

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These are the exercises I "owe" each week and must pay off:

1. Pull ups - 20/week

2. Push ups - 50/week

3. V-ups - 60/week

4. Squats - 100/week (but can choose regular, sumo, or side to side squats).

5. intense cardio/HIIT stuff: 10 minutes total/week (burpees, mountain climbers, jumping exercises, etc.)

6. walking - 30 km/week, with at least 1 ruck/week

7. If I miss silks class, then I also owe some silks conditioning work at home.  

 

Bonus debts:

8.  I need to learn one new crochet technique each week.  So far, I just know basic stitches, which is great for scarves and blankets, but not much else.  

9.  1 hour of piano each week

 

On the eating front, I'm planning to re-give up soda.  I'm also going to try something new with the evening snacking:  I will get myself a reasonable portion of food to eat, including some healthy things like carrot sticks or cheese, and then I will not under any circumstances let myself get up for more food.  

 

I'm a bit bummed, though.  Right when I was going to gather the kids so we could head to the parkour and silks gym, my son came in crying with a scraped up face, cut, and lump on his forehead.  So, no parkour tonight..  Maybe parkour on wednesday, though.  

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Following. I hope your son is ok.

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There are lots of us making simple challenges to get back on track and I love yours.  Its all about moving.  

 

Please show us your crochet projects/practice!  I need to get motivated to do something like that (crafty with my hands) to get my nose out of books all the time...

 

Hope the kiddo's head is OK!!!  

 

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Thanks, everyone!  So far, this approach seems to be working well for me.  I think the last few challenges, I struggled with expecting myself to do longer workouts, and then feeling like I didn't have the time or energy to do them.  Having more of a GtG approach is working great!!  I'm also already at 20 km for the week.  I've even come up with a great plan to work some cardio back into my regular routine:  I'm adding a few jogging intervals.  

 

My son is fine!  He just had a forehead lump and cut, which was no big deal except that he obviously didn't want to do parkour that evening.  He's honestly not the most coordinated kid, so these things happen. ;)  The years of parkour have made him very strong, but he's still not that aware of where his body is in space.  

 

On 3/12/2019 at 3:38 PM, Terra said:

 

Please show us your crochet projects/practice!  I need to get motivated to do something like that (crafty with my hands) to get my nose out of books all the time...

 

I wish my problem were that I had my nose in a book all of the time.  I need to do crafty things to keep my hands busy enough that I'm not just playing on my phone or mindlessly snacking all evening.  :hopelessness:

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3 hours ago, Nymeria said:

I wish my problem were that I had my nose in a book all of the time.  I need to do crafty things to keep my hands busy enough that I'm not just playing on my phone or mindlessly snacking all evening.  :hopelessness:

Funny!  When I have crafty things in my hands I usually have the TV on watching sports or some crazy show.  I watch a lot less TV these days... However I can totally tune out the entire world when I have a book in my hands.  (its not good to tune out the family all the time!!!)

 

 

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5 hours ago, Nymeria said:

very strong, but he's still not that aware of where his body is in space.  

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Welcome back! Glad your new approach is working well so far. :D 

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I made it to parkour class today, and it was great!  I still feel heavy and somewhat lethargic at parkour, but the best way for me to overcome that is to make sure that I go more often (and that I lose some weight).  My quads and knees are completely fried now, but I'll still hopefully make it to silks class on Monday.  

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On 3/17/2019 at 1:41 AM, Mad Hatter said:

Yay for parkour class! Are you working on something specific or just getting back into the swing of things?

 

Just getting back into the swing of things.  I've lost a lot of strength and a lot of my skills.

 

Monday recap:  I made it to silks class, despite still being sore from parkour.  Class was okay, even if filled with too many annoying teenagers.  I successfully managed to do some opposite side wraps as well as a few cool skills using that.  Woot.  I also got 16 push ups, 16 v-ups, 5 pull ups, and some hard cardio from the class, so I'm well on my way this challenge.  Today, I did some walking and will do some squats as well as a little yoga.

 

I'm making some progress on crochet work, and I've been playing around with the half double and double stitches.  I'm still totally feel like this:

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handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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3 hours ago, Nymeria said:

filled with too many annoying teenagers.

Annoying how? 

 

I am a little jealous you've still got pull-ups... and pushups...  Can you share some of the awesome? :)

(seriously, well done, nice work!)

 

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On 3/19/2019 at 5:31 PM, KB Girl said:

Annoying how? 

 

I am a little jealous you've still got pull-ups... and pushups...  Can you share some of the awesome? :)

(seriously, well done, nice work!)

 

 

On 3/20/2019 at 1:23 AM, Mad Hatter said:

Not bad for having lost a bunch of strength. ;) 

 

Err...  I don't still have pull ups.  :hopelessness:  I'm including non dead hang pull ups and band assisted pull ups.  Hey, you have to start again somewhere, right?  I can still do push ups though.  I've just gone from 15 or so in a row to only 5 in a row.  

 

 

Weekly update:  So far, so good.  I did parkour on Saturday, and despite having some sort of quad pull, class was fun.  If I make it to silks today, I'll have to be careful with the leg.  I'm at a point where I have some bruising just from internal bleeding of the muscle.  I can still walk with no pain, but I can't squat without pain.  

 

I didn't quite make my reps goals for the pull ups and squats, due to some shoulder pain and the quad pull.  I otherwise hit all of my targets!  At this point, I think simply showing up is more important than anything else.

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handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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1 hour ago, Nymeria said:

At this point, I think simply showing up is more important than anything else.

Absolutely. As Woody Allen said, that's 90% of life.

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6 hours ago, Nymeria said:

 

Err...  I don't still have pull ups.  :hopelessness:  I'm including non dead hang pull ups and band assisted pull ups.  Hey, you have to start again somewhere, right?  I can still do push ups though.  I've just gone from 15 or so in a row to only 5 in a row.  

Very true. It's interesting how upper body strength between pull and push differs.. Madhatter has her pull-ups but I don't think she has pushups? an it sounds like we're pretty much the same for pull-ups now? but I can maaaaybe manage 1 from the floor (been doing them on parallette's in sets of 3 in a row). 

 

Hope the quad heals up real soon! 

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On 3/25/2019 at 9:19 PM, KB Girl said:

Very true. It's interesting how upper body strength between pull and push differs.. Madhatter has her pull-ups but I don't think she has pushups? an it sounds like we're pretty much the same for pull-ups now? but I can maaaaybe manage 1 from the floor (been doing them on parallette's in sets of 3 in a row). 

 

Hope the quad heals up real soon! 

Maybe this is mostly tied to the type of exercise you do (did?) a lot of. Due to climbing, my pull-ups never really disappeared (although my form is crap now that I also don't climb regularly). Also, my lats got relatively large, and the muscle-size does not disappear overnight. On the other hand, my push-up come and go again really quickly depending on how much I train them. 

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hi there! crochet is magical to me. I generally know the basics and have made mittens and have a never-to-be-finished afghan, but knitting construction makes so much more sense to me. I'm excited to see what you end up with!

 

On 3/14/2019 at 11:59 AM, Terra said:

Funny!  When I have crafty things in my hands I usually have the TV on watching sports or some crazy show.  I watch a lot less TV these days... However I can totally tune out the entire world when I have a book in my hands.  (its not good to tune out the family all the time!!!)

 

 

 

I"m amazing at tuning out the world too. sometimes I'll manage to multi task and read on the kindle AND ALSO KNIT at the same time but I have mixed results with that.

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