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This challenge will take place in 3 parts.

 

Part 1: Now - July 3

Part 2: July 4 - 12

Part 3: July 13 -25

 

This is because I've got vacation that week of part 2, so it will be a little different and focused on house projects (and maybe travel? TBD). I also anticipate at least a partial return to the office after vacation, so that schedule will be a little bit different than my relaxed WAH set up - unfortunately returning to the office will be a lot of time at the test site, which is about 40 minute drive vs the actual office which is less than 10.

 

I've found that I've gotten pretty complacent with my goals over the past few months (years? lol). It's been some aspect of lift some things, eat some things, and read some things. I've gotten good/consistent at all those, but I haven't really stretched or challenged myself in quite some time. At least since before I sprained my wrist in February 2019. This challenge I'd like to work to actually push myself and have some stretch goals, instead of just easy peasy goals. I've been spending some time over the past few days to try to figure out what that looks like for part 1.

 

 

 

Ok so in the past I've come up with a list of things I'm interested in doing/being in a future version of Marissa. They generally fall into these categories:

  • Relationships
  • Work/Volunteering
  • Mindfulness
  • Health
  • Environment

I've actually been crushing it at a lot of the goals in work and environment over the past yearish. And right now relationships are hard, because what even are other people?!?! So that leaves mindfulness and volunteering. 

 

Mindfulness has actually been pretty good with me staying off social media lately (forums are another story 🙄). So this will be reading books and doing some yoga.

 

Health has a lot of factors, but the key thing it comes down to is me being the best athlete I can be. Be strong, fast, flexible, agile, have endurance and coordination. I've got a list of goals that I think could get me there and include things like run a 5k, certain strength benchmarks, do a muscle-up etc. Which basically just involves putting in the work.

 

FOOD (health)

1) Eat a meal every 4-6 hours 

  • a meal contains protein, fruit and/or vegetables, carbs (optional), and healthy fats
    • a meal can be a protein shake/smoothie if it contains all the relevant ingredients
    • a snack is not a meal
  •  a meal should be eaten within an hour of waking up, unless a workout is done first thing, in which case a meal should be eaten after the workout

 

MOVEMENT

2) Do a yoga every day (mindfulness)

 

3) Over the course of part 1 complete: (health)

deadlift 2x 🔲🔲

squat 2x 🔲🔲

upper body press 3x 🔲🔲🔲

handstands 3x🔲🔲🔲

pullups 3x🔲🔲🔲

LISS 4x🔲🔲🔲🔲

metcon 3x🔲🔲🔲

 

READ (Mindfulness)

4) Read at least 1 page every day

Newspaper does not count. Because yes, I've started getting a PHYSICAL newspaper delivered to my house like I'm retired or something.

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12 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

I've found that I've gotten pretty complacent with my goals over the past few months (years? lol). It's been some aspect of lift some things, eat some things, and read some things. I've gotten good/consistent at all those, but I haven't really stretched or challenged myself in quite some time. At least since before I sprained my wrist in February 2019. This challenge I'd like to work to actually push myself and have some stretch goals, instead of just easy peasy goals. I've been spending some time over the past few days to try to figure out what that looks like for part 1.


Lift heavier things? No, no, sorry, that's stupid. Learn to scuba hang glide? Write a thesis on bees? Run for office?

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Isn't existing challenging enough rn?

 

I (kind of) kid! Good lucking thinking of some reach goals. 😁

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16 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

I've found that I've gotten pretty complacent with my goals over the past few months (years? lol). It's been some aspect of lift some things, eat some things, and read some things. I've gotten good/consistent at all those, but I haven't really stretched or challenged myself in quite some time. At least since before I sprained my wrist in February 2019. This challenge I'd like to work to actually push myself and have some stretch goals, instead of just easy peasy goals. I've been spending some time over the past few days to try to figure out what that looks like for part 1.

 

I've gone through a lot of these extended NF challenge blahs. Time to try something new?

 

I hear SCUBA hang gliding is fun. I mean that's almost like being an astronaut. You're way up off the ground, wearing all that gear. Sounds fun and challenging. 😛

 

3 hours ago, raptron said:

Isn't existing challenging enough rn?

 

I (kind of) kid! Good lucking thinking of some reach goals. 😁

 

It really is, tho. Like really, really.

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On 6/18/2020 at 9:58 PM, Harriet said:


Lift heavier things? No, no, sorry, that's stupid. Learn to scuba hang glide? Write a thesis on bees? Run for office?

 

On 6/19/2020 at 2:46 PM, Chris Tarly said:

I hear SCUBA hang gliding is fun. I mean that's almost like being an astronaut. You're way up off the ground, wearing all that gear. Sounds fun and challenging. 😛

Goal 1, scuba hang gliding!

 

On 6/19/2020 at 11:03 AM, raptron said:

Isn't existing challenging enough rn?

 

On 6/19/2020 at 2:46 PM, Chris Tarly said:

It really is, tho. Like really, really.

I mean, you two are not entirely wrong.

 

On 6/19/2020 at 4:32 PM, KB Girl said:

Thats awesome though, especially through this roller coaster. Still, I’m curious what the goals will be :) 

Thanks! Yea, I think I would be fine with it if it was ONLY the past ~3 months or so. But it's been the trend since at least a year before all this started, so I'm getting antsy to do something more :) 

 

On 6/19/2020 at 4:43 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I'm taking the same week of that you are.

Nice! Do you have any plans?

 

 

I've been thinking goals in the back of my mind for a few days, but I haven't had any time to sit down and write them out in a coherent way. Will do this evening.

 

Zero week report

 

Nothing thrilling during the week. The weekend was spent with family. My cousin is getting married so we held a small shower outdoors for her on Saturday. Afterwards I went to visit my grandparents and spent some time outside with them. Also my aunt, 2 cousins, and 1 baby were there for the baby's birthday. It was a nice social distanced driveway hang. Sunday was father's day! So went over to my dad's and spent a lot of time with my dad and stepmom outside in the garden. 

 

I've been somewhat lax with the keeping my circle small stuff the past 2 weeks, but I think 3 months was long enough to go without seeing my parents and siblings. I'm planning to lock it down again until my vacation week, which I might see my immediate family again more. But this is an ever evolving situation so 🤷‍♀️

 

Movement:

Monday: cardio video ~30m, 30m yoga

Tuesday: jog and upper body

Wednesday: gym workout and some foam rolling

Thursday: 30m yoga

Friday gym workout featuring deadlifts at 60kg #blueplateenergy, 30m yoga

Sunday morning a short walk, but otherwise nothing over the weekend

 

Food:

I made a chili with black beans, butternut squash, onions and peppers. I made a chicken + veggie stir fry with a sauce of fresh squeezed OJ, tahini, soy sauce, garlic powder, and chili powder. I also made egg roll in a bowl. I made and brought a cucumber quinoa salad to the shower, which was a hit (quinoa, cucumber, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers in a dressing of olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano).

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On 6/19/2020 at 10:03 AM, raptron said:

Isn't existing challenging enough rn?

 

Yes, but I didn't chose that challenge. It was forced on me and I have next to no control over either the goals or the parameters. That makes it a sucky challenge, and to make matters worse, there's no opting out of it either. So I'm going to plot and post a new challenge that I have control over, because I can, and because it actually makes the forced challenge easier to deal with.

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My goals are now updated for part 1

 

1) Eat a meal every 4-6 hours 

I've made this:

https://www.platejoy.com/recipe/5845/5/coconut-spinach-chickpeas-and-sweet-potatoes

I've also made various lunch salads.

 

2) Do a yoga every day (mindfulness)

Done so far!

 

3) Over the course of part 1 complete: (health)

deadlift 2x 🔲🔲

squat 2x 🔲🔲

upper body press 3x 🔲🔲🔲

handstands 3x🔲🔲

pullups 3x🔲🔲

LISS 4x🔲🔲🔲

metcon 3x🔲🔲

 

4) Read at least 1 page every day

More WicDiv and Witcher series.

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Awesome goals! What is LISS btw? 

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3 hours ago, h3r0 said:

Awesome goals! What is LISS btw? 

Low intensity steady state cardio.

 

In my case probably jogging. But could be bike, jump rope, swim, row, ruck, etc

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On 6/22/2020 at 12:37 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I wish we did (it's our anniversary week) but it's hard to know what will be open in two weeks.

Our anniversary was yesterday and we did nothing lol

I think your anniversary is near Mr J's birthday, which is why we both have that week off.

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On 6/25/2020 at 6:13 AM, h3r0 said:

Awesome goals! What is LISS btw? 

 

23 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

Low intensity steady state cardio.

 

So walking. Got it. :)

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13 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

3) Over the course of part 1 complete: (health)

deadlift 2x 🔲🔲

squat 2x 🔲🔲

upper body press 3x 🔲🔲🔲

handstands 3x🔲🔲

pullups 3x🔲🔲

LISS 4x🔲🔲🔲

metcon 3x🔲🔲

 

Haaaandstands. Yeee.

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On 6/22/2020 at 5:55 PM, miss_marissa said:

 

I've been somewhat lax with the keeping my circle small stuff the past 2 weeks, but I think 3 months was long enough to go without seeing my parents and siblings. I'm planning to lock it down again until my vacation week, which I might see my immediate family again more. But this is an ever evolving situation so 🤷‍♀️

Yes. I think it’s wise to widen circles a bit as long as it’s done in a smart way.. This is definitely a marathon and not a sprint and we need to adjust a little bit to make this doable. 

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22 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Yes. I think it’s wise to widen circles a bit as long as it’s done in a smart way.. This is definitely a marathon and not a sprint and we need to adjust a little bit to make this doable. 

Agreed, especially as all signs point to social distancing for a while until vaccines (or outstanding clinical trials on treatment drugs / prophylactics) become available.

 

Also, YAY SPACE TOILETS!!!!

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1) Eat a meal every 4-6 hours 

I've been eating purely leftovers or big salads the past few days. Groceries are sorely needed. I am desperately craving burrito bowls, so I know what will be on the menu.

 

2) Do a yoga every day

Done so far!

 

3) Over the course of part 1 complete:

deadlift 2x 🔲

squat 2x 🔲

upper body press 3x 🔲🔲

handstands 3x🔲🔲

pullups 3x🔲🔲

LISS 4x🔲🔲🔲

metcon 3x🔲

 

Thursday I did 5x10 goblet squats and 5x8 single arm DB press. I finished off with 10 minute AMRAP of:

40 jump rope spins (singles... although in my warmup I tried doubles and managed 5 in a row. STILL GOT IT YALL)

15 KB swings 

10 burpees

5 situps

I was just shy of 5 full rounds, with 1 burpee and the situps to go.

 

Today I went to the gym and I deadlifted things! Among other exercises. But the exciting part is the deadlifts. I've been doing 3x10 on the trap bar and really just working myself back up to something that is a challenging weight, adding 5kg each workout. Today we started at 60kg #blueplateenergy and then set 2 upped it to 65kg. I mentioned after that set it was pretty close to bodyweight for me. So we went ahead and loaded 70kg for set 3, where I managed 9 reps. Which I'm pretty pumped about because that's the first time I've lifted my own weight since I've sprained my wrist. GO ME!!!!! :) (I don't actually know what my bodyweight is, but I'm certain it's somewhere between 65 and 70kg so that's cool)

 

4) Read at least 1 page every day

I'm finished through vol. 7 of WicDiv and I CAN'T GET VOL 8 from my library right now! Vol 7 was SOOOO GOOD and I want to dive into 8 and 9 right away. 

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38 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

Today I went to the gym and I deadlifted things! Among other exercises. But the exciting part is the deadlifts.

 

 

Oooo, I am so jealous! And so happy for you! ❤️

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1 hour ago, miss_marissa said:

Today I went to the gym and I deadlifted things! Among other exercises. But the exciting part is the deadlifts

 

Hell yeah!

 

1 hour ago, miss_marissa said:

started at 60kg #blueplateenergy

 

1 hour ago, miss_marissa said:

loaded 70kg for set 3

 

gotta update that hashtag to some #redplateenergy!

 

1 hour ago, miss_marissa said:

m finished through vol. 7 of WicDiv

 

Ooo! You've reminded me I need to get back to this series. I got through Book 2 (Vol. 4) and now I see that Books 3 and 4 are out!

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