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It just felt pathetic to me as it was the second day without movement, I could have easily taken some time for it, but just didn't bring myself to it. Neither moved nor rested properly, but yeah, you're right it was just one of those days and it's okay to have them. Thanks for the reminder 🤗

 

Yesterday was better, yay!

 

Week 1 Day 5

 

 

DO SOMETHING 3/6

went for a 75min walk with hubby along the fields - so good!

 

EAT NOTHING 26h

I am a bit impatient with my weight loss at the moment because it isn't as rapid as it was in January and beginning of February. Granted, in those weeks I usually had on 36 hour fast per week and the past two weeks I didn't, also I allowed myself some sweets and the occasional glass of wine which I hardly ever had in January and that too might make a difference. On the other hand, I might have just reached a point where weight loss slows down naturally and it is still happening and my body continues to slim, so that I get to see inklings of the muscles I am working on, so it is all well .... anyway in my impatience I thought, why not do another 36 hour fast again until I realized it would end this morning right before gym and that might be a bit dumb. I like working out on an empty stomach but that might be overdoing it and to eat right before the workout is no good either. So I opted for a nice supper of Bobotie and rice with the family (plus some sprouts ahead) and treated myself to a hot chocolate afterwards (impatience was somehow very quiet at that moment :P )

 

EAT AND GROW ALL THE THINGS - mostly grow

harvested a few more sprouts and tended the rest. Scoby still looks sad but smells fine, so I trust all is well. Have to bake bread again - it's all eaten  ^_^ 

 

LIFE GOAL

nothing 

 

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Day 6 so far

 

I am struggling a bit with getting all the work done, that I'd like to get done this week. Am slow, easily distracted, tired and taking more breaks which means less hours of productive work. Today I went to the gym and did a proper strength workout again and that felt great. That always does clear my head, so I hope I'll be more on top of my game again today.

 

Thing is that next week I will be away on a workshop for 5 days and there is a lot to get done before still. My new job incorporates customer support for retreats and online courses and while it's easily doable if I have an hour per day for it at the moment there are several special events going on and I need more hours than usual and during the workshop days I will probably not get to much support either. Well, I could .... but the workshop is an advanced meditation work with Dr. Joe whose meditations I absolutely love and while I am part of the team there, I will mostly work during the breaks, helping at the product store and could actually sit in on the lectures and meditations a lot. I am beyond excited for that 

 

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So can you imagine me sitting on a notebook instead and replying to support emails??? No way :D have to do be quite on top before and catch up afterwards instead.

The workshop starts early each morning and from what I've heard team meeting can last well into the night, I won't get much sleep but hey who needs sleep when we meditate 😉 

 

Now I even did the (maybe stupid) thing of signing up for joining a Shiatsu massage workshop in Munich just for one day this Sunday. Hubby looked at me with big eyes, because I wanted to use the weekend to catch up on some of that work and now I'll be gone for a full day - whooopsy - but I remember last time I went for a Shiatsu workshop it was a similar situation. I still thought "I really don't have time for this right now" and then it did me a WORLD of GOOD. Because you see, I don't only train in massaging - I get treated myself as well ^_^ 

 

I started learning Shiatsu in summer last year, and I love it so much. It's an acupressure massage, so you work along the meridian lines of the body, using your own body weight to lean in or out in order to let the body kind of melt into the floor or stretch out again. It is heavenly

 

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So now I'll have to scoop in everything else a bit more to keep Sunday clear, hmmm. If you don't hear much from me, you know what's up :D 

Oh and I'll have to give hubby a long promised Shiatsu massage on Saturday of course, to appease for all my absences :lol: shame, he is also working a lot at the moment and we're both very grateful for all the work, but he is really tense from all the sitting and will enjoy a massage thoroughly.

 

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oh and did I mention I get to translate as well for my new job? That is the part that intimidates me the most still, but also intrigues me and I love it. There are so many projects I am involved in and it is a great team with enthusiasm and high spirits - never a dull moment :) 

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Week 1 Day 6

 

 

DO SOMETHING 4/6

strength training at gym - YES!! It went much better than on Monday and felt awesome - same procedure as on Monday

 

Spoiler

 

1x12  standard deadlift 20kg

1x12 standard deadlift 25kg

 

1x12 romanian deadlift (legs nearly straight, more hip hinge) 20kg

1x12 romanian deadlift 25 kg

 

2x12 clean - I'm only practicing the clean part here as preparation for the full movement which comes next (20kg)

 

1x12 deadlift, clean and overhead press (20kg)

1x8  and 1x4 deadlift, clean and overhead press (20kg)

 

so not yet the 2 full sets in one go, but getting closer 😉 

 

followed by 

4x8 deep squats with the 20kg barbell (still no extra weight needed)

 

3x10 bench press with 30 kg

 

3x 8 knee tucks from hanging and 3x10 horizontal knee tucks and leg extensions

 

and 1 minute or so of headstand for funsies

 

 

EAT NOTHING 13,5h

decided to treat myself to breakfast with my men (hubby and son) after gym and thanks to my long fast the day before I am still in my 18h average for the week. 

 

EAT AND GROW ALL THE THINGS - ahaha yes

sprouts are growing nicely and I had some of the bean and lentil sprouts as well as some Alfalfa which are quite spicy but nice :)

baked a quick potato bread where you mix some instant potato puree powder into the dough - very interesting and actually the best bread I've baked so far, whole family loves it. I had to buy the instant potato puree mix, because I am so used to making our own puree fresh that I haven't bought any of that stuff in years :lol: just bought it for this bread and it was absolutely worth it.

 

Apart from that I did eat all the things - not necessarily healthy though :P breakfast went well with scrambled egg and smoked salmon, followed by a small hot chocolate, at home I had the sprouts and nibbled on the bread dough - also had to try the fresh bread of course, yummy and for some reason decided on some chocolate after AND sweet tea and at night had a small beer... all the cravings??? what was going on?

 

It wasn't comfort food cravings because I felt great after the workout, got on top of household things and had several hours of work done as well - it was a good mood, happy and productive day

 

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LIFE GOAL

nothing 

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it's so weird to have this the last day of week 1 because in my fasting journal I started on a Saturday and do my weekly summaries on Saturdays as well... but I'll keep it for tomorrow here and go do some more stuff first ;) hope you are all having a lovely weekend 

 

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battle log: counting the good things

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previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

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On 2/22/2020 at 4:52 AM, lucky fire dragon said:

sprouts are growing nicely and I had some of the bean and lentil sprouts as well as some Alfalfa which are quite spicy but nice

I'm enjoying reading about your sprout adventures! I love chickpeas and regular peas - such a nice snacky size. I have trouble using up the smaller kinds. What are your favourite sprouts so far, and what your favourite ways to use them?

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On 2/21/2020 at 6:34 PM, lucky fire dragon said:

oh and did I mention I get to translate as well for my new job? That is the part that intimidates me the most still, but also intrigues me and I love it. There are so many projects I am involved in and it is a great team with enthusiasm and high spirits - never a dull moment :) 

Is that written translation or oral interpretation?  I always loved doing the latter, but the written stuff is just drudgery.  

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