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Ivysley begins her journey toward Glacier


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Ivysley begins her journey toward Glacier

This September I am going to be vacationing in Glacier National Park for a week. There will be A LOT of hiking involved.

My goal is to lose at least 30 pounds before vacation.

Springtime is a messy time in Minnesota, so I will be focusing more on indoor activities.

I haven't been working out all winter so will be easing into it. I enjoy yoga, so figured that would be a good respawn point.

I'm usually more of an adventurer, however, I thought this challenge reflected the druids characteristics.

 

1)      Intermittent fasting

16/8 fast. Eventually I would like to work up to 24, maybe even an occassional-36 hour fast. I will begin with not eating a morning meal.

2)      Yoga 3x/ per week

 

My yoga of choice is DirtyYoga.co  It's a straight forward vinyasa style.

3)      NF bodyweight workout 2x/per week

 

last summer I won a year's membership to a kick boxing gym. Unfortunately this fall my work got insanely busy and I did not go for two months and was sick most of December. Since then I've been held back in returning. It's an intense workout and I don't feel like I'm anyway prepared to try it. The plan is the workout 2x per week, so I have a chance at making through the warm-up.

4)      Headspace 2x per week.

I've tried Headspace in the past and found very relaxing and clearing.

 

 

 

 

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"I don't want you to save me. I want you to stand by my side as I save myself."-unknown

 

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Week 1

My first week didn't go as planned. 

My wrist has been bothering me for a few weeks. It's off an on painful to move certain ways. This past week I've noticed more constant pain and weakness. I was trying to think what could have caused it and I think I injured it when I ended having to throw myself forward snowboarding President's Day. I remember landing forward and not getting my arm was tucked into my chest as well as I wanted to and having pain in my wrist when I got back up. I think I may have sprained my wrist there and reinjured or worsened the injury this week running errands or something. I bought a wrap today to wear when I am not at work to help support and compress it.

This week has been stressful to say the least. My cat ate postage stamps and ended up with a blockage, the was A LOT of vomit. I as able to take him to the vet Thursday, but unfortunately it was a vet I don't like as his vet had the day off. It cost $200 for a misdiagnosis, but at least we could see there wasn't any indication for surgery on the x-ray. His vet was kind enough to call me Friday to discuss what was happening as he had a similar situation in December. He finally started feeling better yesterday. On top of that I had an appointment with an eye specialist that I was referred to for concern of glaucoma from my routine contact lens appointment. I spent an entire day getting various drops in my eyes, getting bright light shined into my eyes so photos could be taken, and getting my eyes touched and prodded. I do not have glaucoma, but my optic nerves are not normal. I had to have additional testing done including ultrasound of my eyes. It could be something as benign as calcium deposits on the nerves that I was born with or something more serious that is causing increased pressure in my brain.  The good news I guess is I am not experiencing any of the symptoms that are red flags for tumor, but it doesn't rule it out either. My concern is that this is a change. I've had contacts from 17 years so I've had my eyes checked out pretty much yearly to renew my prescription and this was the first time there was anything concerning.

 

1)      Intermittent fasting

16/8 fast. I completed this 5 days this week. My mom was visiting to take me to my appointments, so I had breakfast food at my place. When I did not have breakfast food available I was able to fast and only was REALLY hungry come lunch once . Oddly enough it was the day I tried drinking green tea instead of just water during my fast.

 

 2)      Yoga 3x/ per week

Not completed. I'm going to need to find something else to do until my wrist is improved. Maybe walking? Or try couch to 5K? I don't really like to run, but I need to do something.

 

3)      NF bodyweight workout 2x/per week

Not done, I think if anything I do lower body and whatever core work I can that won't involve my wrist. I'm not sure if it's a good idea to workout my other arm or wait to do upper body until my wrist is healed so I can work out both extremeties?

4)      Headspace 2x per week.

Not done. Though I think it might help with stress level.

"I don't want you to save me. I want you to stand by my side as I save myself."-unknown

 

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