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At the end of the last challenge I fell off the face of the earth...because I became a grandma!! :Dūüėć

(excuse the glasses, I'd drove for 17 hours and my contacts were irritating my eyes)

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This little one is the reason I will always be broke...

 

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Also the reason I disappeared¬†and my goals kinda got put on the back burner for a bit...needless to say she will be the reason I recommit to them because I want to be around for a long time to see her grow up ūü•įūü•į

 

6 years ago tomorrow I joined NF...all my challenges are in my signature if you suffer from insomnia¬†ūü§£¬†I've learned a lot about what doesn't work for me but also learned what does...for example¬†I learned a lot last year...2019 was a tough one, I almost lost a lot more than I wanted to,¬†though at the end of it things had definitely improved on many aspects...this year we're moving forward with the knowledge we've learned and earned!

 

My basic structure of last years challenges worked so well for me that I've given them a new acronym and am going to use it again :lol:

The Plan....

Food: Continue (okay, start again) making the 24 hour plan, eat on plan when hungry, stop when full.

Exercise: I'm following NYAR 10K currently, points for when I do what is scheduled (including rest days) Training plan my fluctuate depending

Down Time: Three times a week (at least) take time for me, this can be journaling, crocheting, or time to read. This also includes excursions with friends, or anything else I want it to!

UP: As in "Give UP" anything that does not work for or serve me...this year is about being a bit selfish. I'm also going to give up some debt this year, we'll pay off the first major expense and possibly get two eliminated!

 

What would a RES challenge be without some 5k's?

January 11th - 1st 5k of 2020

February 15th - Mud Girl Run (My 1st OCR)

May 16th - Blacklight Run

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Following along again!

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Happy Challenge!

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OMG, YAY!! I get to go to work tomorrow!! 

One of the perks of working in MiLB is the two weeks off at the holidays...even with the chaos and road trips during this one I'm still bored out of my freaking mind...but for the first time ever I've managed to not go in to work during this break (but I did remote in three times, baby steps)¬†ūü§∑‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ

Since getting back from Oklahoma not much has been going on in my world (except binge watching the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Prime)...I haven't been to the gym, I have spent a lot of time planning, budgeting, and¬†figuring out how to pay for our cruse this year, as well as¬†generally being lazy. I did watch the first two movies in the dark knight series of Batman (no, I haven't seen them before) and started re-watching the original Matrix movie last night (it was late, we were tired, we'll finish tonight) the other two are next since I haven't seen those either (i know, I'm losing geek points by admitting this)¬†ūüôÉ

 

The Plan....

Food: 4/7 This was a bit out of my control with traveling, I didn't do the 'plan' but did make good choices for the most part...then I got home and D hadn't finished all the goodies :lol:

Exercise:  3/7

Down Time: 6/3

UP:¬†This hit a bit of a snag, I thought I had extra left from my trip so used it to pay off a credit card that is normally not used (holiday expenses) come to find out the hold the hotel put on it had not cleared so I wasn't in as good a shape as I thought I was...got it worked out but it was a bit irritating¬†ūü§¶‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ

 

Tomorrow is back to the gym day...meal prep is done, laundry is done, I have a new 2020 planner that has the first full week of food/workout plans done, as well as my work/home checklists...I'm so ready I can't stand it! 

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12 hours ago, RES said:

started re-watching the original Matrix movie last night (it was late, we were tired, we'll finish tonight) the other two are next since I haven't seen those either (i know, I'm losing geek points by admitting this)¬†ūüôÉ

Because this place is all about flexing your nerd cred and talking others down, right? :P I've missed plenty of 80s action classics (Terminator, RoboCop, Back to the Future, Alien and the list goes on forever) due to my parents' warped sense of culture, aesthetics and Hollywood but I'm catching up and that's all that matters. Besides, the Matrix sequels were pretty underwhelming anyway.

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I was very disappointed by the Matrix sequels.

 

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On 1/1/2020 at 3:16 PM, RES said:

What would a RES challenge be without some 5k's?

January 11th - 1st 5k of 2020

February 15th - Mud Girl Run (My 1st OCR)

May 16th - Blacklight Run

 

Oh wow, you have lots of fun stuff planned out already!

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On 1/6/2020 at 1:30 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Besides, the Matrix sequels were pretty underwhelming anyway.

 

On 1/6/2020 at 3:49 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I was very disappointed by the Matrix sequels.

 

There are no sequels to the Matrix.
 

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There was something else I was going to post, but an opportunity to post an XKCD comic must never be ignored. I edited my post to add the spoiler once I realized the language in the comic might be considered NSFW in some workplaces.

 

Hi RES! :)

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44 minutes ago, Scalyfreak said:

might be considered NSFW in some workplaces

I should tag my thread that...we use worse language in staff meetings here but other industries probably don't :lol:

LOVE the comic!

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Congratulations on being a grandmother! I hope mom and baby are both healthy and doing well :) I'm very excited for you and your goals, and will be cheering you along!

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8 hours ago, RES said:

I should tag my thread that...we use worse language in staff meetings here but other industries probably don't :lol:

LOVE the comic!

We at least pretend not to swear in the Pastoral Care Department. 

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Back on track for the most part...few things were not as planned but overall it was a good week. My son called and my beautiful granddaughter is back up to 7lbs :D 

 

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I'm certain she's telling her dad she wants to come to FL in this picture!

 

The Plan....

Food: 6/7 Back on track now that the holidays are over...D and I hung out with the mama's yesterday so didn't really stick to the plan

Exercise:  5/7 skipped one day at the gym and didn't do my 5k this weekend...D asked if we could go to breakfast instead and while it may not have been the best choice no regrets

Down Time: 7/3 almost too much of this...

 

Have another 5k set for the 26th so that gives me a couple weeks to get back into the swing of things...

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CUTE BABY PICS!

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9 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

CUTE BABY PICS!

Trust me when I say I'm restraining myself...I make her mom send me pictures daily! :lol:

 

Went to the gym today, ran intervals...near the end of my workout someone gets on the treadmill next to me with a gallon of cologne on....why do people do this???? Forget judgement free zones I need a fragrance¬†free zone in the gym¬†ūüė£

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50 minutes ago, RES said:

Went to the gym today, ran intervals...near the end of my workout someone gets on the treadmill next to me with a gallon of cologne on....why do people do this???? Forget judgement free zones I need a fragrance¬†free zone in the gym¬†ūüė£

 

Who even needs cologne at the gym? Isn't BO just a part of gym culture? lol

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1 hour ago, RES said:

 

Went to the gym today, ran intervals...near the end of my workout someone gets on the treadmill next to me with a gallon of cologne on....why do people do this???? Forget judgement free zones I need a fragrance¬†free zone in the gym¬†ūüė£

 

I hate when people do this! If you can't stand the notion of smelling like you have had a good workout, please leave my gym immediately.¬†¬†ūü§¨

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On 1/13/2020 at 6:49 AM, RES said:

Went to the gym today, ran intervals...near the end of my workout someone gets on the treadmill next to me with a gallon of cologne on....why do people do this???? Forget judgement free zones I need a fragrance¬†free zone in the gym¬†ūüė£

Completely unnecessary! I don't get why people feel the need to do that. No one wants to smell overwhelming fragrance when they're sweaty and tired after a good workout. To me, that indicates that they're there for something other than working out. How was your treadmill workout though?

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On 1/13/2020 at 7:41 AM, Aquarii said:

 

Who even needs cologne at the gym? Isn't BO just a part of gym culture? lol

Right? Though honestly BO and a good workout sweat smell are pretty different

 

On 1/13/2020 at 8:05 AM, Scalyfreak said:

 

I hate when people do this! If you can't stand the notion of smelling like you have had a good workout, please leave my gym immediately.¬†¬†ūü§¨

I need a shirt that says that

 

On 1/16/2020 at 6:57 AM, NicTheRugger said:

Completely unnecessary! I don't get why people feel the need to do that. No one wants to smell overwhelming fragrance when they're sweaty and tired after a good workout. To me, that indicates that they're there for something other than working out. How was your treadmill workout though?

My workout was great, feels good to be back in the gym again!

 

The Plan....

Food: 6/7 Back on track now that the holidays are over...D got Chinese takeout Wednesday that was not on plan

Exercise:  5/7 skipped my long run today (going to do it tomorrow, changing my workout days) and my strength workout Thursday since I was feeling under the weather

Down Time: 6/3 yoga, reading, and crocheting were all done this week!

 

Got an email from my Submariner this week, also got news that a good friend of mine from years ago made the decision to discontinue her treatment and let nature take its course (she has type 1 diabetes and has been on daily dialysis for almost 10 years) she's at peace with her choice, has said her goodbyes, it's tougher on those she's leaving behind. It goes without saying this has been a week of ups and downs...

 

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Sorry about your friend. Dialysis is not easy, I don't blame anyone who wants to stop.

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20 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Sorry about your friend. Dialysis is not easy, I don't blame anyone who wants to stop.

I can  honestly say I don't know much about it...she never spoke much about it, was just something she did :(

 

So I've noticed something about my challenges lately...I have been half-assing the hell out of them. Somewhere along the way I stopped giving it my full ass and it really shows, (pun completely intended ūüėĄ)¬†I've regained weight¬†that I worked very hard to lose and I'm not happy about this at all...I'm going to go ahead and recommit myself now because there is something HUGE coming next challenge and I want to be ready for it! :D¬†

 

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