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Starting late!  I wasn’t sure I wanted to do one because of the timing of other things in my life. Then one of those “things”, the Irish Festival, gave me inspiration. 

I was dancing and bouncing around while watching some of my favorite Irish a Fest bands and my friend mentioned what a great workout we were getting. I think we say that to each other every year, but I never put the thought to good use. So this challenge is about music and dance. 

 

I am going to use music that motivates me to move and then just go with it. I may dance, do jumping jacks, pushups, etc. Whatever I’m inspired to do I will do for my exercise that week. 

 

I got sloppy with my food during the festival and never and never got back on track. So I’m also going to monitor my food with my weight watchers app. I want to be down 3 pounds by the end of the challenge. 

 

 I may add a weekly adulting challenge here and there, but that is basically it for the next 4 weeks.

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Those look beautiful! I so love the Celtic symbols: knots and eternity symbol, and the one with the spirals is so nice. I actually really love all your rings :D  They look especially pretty on hands with such well looked after nails ;)

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On 8/14/2019 at 10:13 AM, ElizeElvinFoxRyder said:

Those look beautiful! I so love the Celtic symbols: knots and eternity symbol, and the one with the spirals is so nice. I actually really love all your rings :D  They look especially pretty on hands with such well looked after nails ;)

 

Thank you!  I fell in love with the spirals right away. 

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My Week 1 Days 1-3

 

Dancing:  Two (2) fun workouts so far.  I just danced and did cardio kickboxing one day and then the second day started on the indoor bike but I decided to do some bodyweight work and dance in between sets.

 

Tracking: Much better.  I've made a good grocery list for the rest of the week and have some healthy snack options already prepared.  That always makes it easier.  I got on the scale today because I could tell that the water weight was gone.  I'm down 1.5 pounds just from getting the sugar back under control.  Honestly, I feel like I'll be back to my goal weight by next week.  I'll be really proud of myself if I can get back on track so quickly because I really went off the rails for 2 weeks. :culpability:

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Such pretty rings!

 

Woot for getting back on track so quickly. I think that  is why I am learning to trust myself a bit more on the weight. I may have times where I go off track, but if you know how to get back on it, and you don't stay off too long it is manageable. Also, I think my view of off the rails is still actually not that crazy

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Love the rings - definitely sensing a theme there. :) And grats on getting back towards goal weight so fast, that's a great sign of some solid habits there.

 

I love the "I Decided to dance between sets of cardio" as if dancing weren't also cardio. :) 

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Totally forgot when I set up this challenge that I had an Anime Convention to go to.  We didn't cosplay this year so, it was not on my radar like it had been past years. So, I didn't get in anymore workouts but I did okay with tracking. Sunday was a complete rest day. I napped twice and order delivery.  I must have needed it because I still got 8 hours of sleep last night even with all the naps.

 

My Week One Recap:

 

2 out of 3 Dancing workouts

B- for Tracking

Weight within half a pound of goal

 

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Week 2 Goals/Plans

 

Worked out this morning to make sure I started the week off right.  I did planks, curls, deep squats, wall sits and lunges.  Finished with hip stretches. I kept the music quiet today since I wasn't up for bouncing around.  Wanted to be more focused on form.

 

I have two planned meals out of the house this week.  I've been doing pretty good with eating out.  If I want to indulge I just focus on lean protein and vegetables throughout the day and then let myself have what I want. 

 

Also have a stressful medical test this Friday.  I'm going to monitor my emotions and make a real effort not to stress eat the day before.

 

 

 

 

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On 8/19/2019 at 5:56 PM, Lightning said:

Also have a stressful medical test this Friday.  I'm going to monitor my emotions and make a real effort not to stress eat the day before.

Hugs! Hope everything works/comes out fine.

 

Nice going with the eating!

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On 8/21/2019 at 8:29 PM, Lightning said:

Got through the first meal out unscathed. Tracking going well and I have a workout planned for tomorrow morning. So far, no stress eating either. I think I’m keeping myself busy enough so that helps. Also don’t have binge-type foods around. 

 

Proper prior planning and all that, nice job on clearing that hurdle. 

 

Hope the test and the resulting weekend went well for you, and you're facing down a calmer week. 

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