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Oh, that's awful about the phone lines and such. But your talk of BBQs and summer weather has me just a little green!

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On 1/20/2021 at 8:31 PM, Endor said:

Phone line down and burpees in the same day, gee you must have stepped in something!

Haha it sometimes feels like that!

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Current Challenge: Emerald Eagle refills her cup (January 2021)
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On 1/20/2021 at 10:52 PM, Rhovaniel said:

Oh, that's awful about the phone lines and such. But your talk of BBQs and summer weather has me just a little green!

It was pretty frustrating, and also made me realised how privileged I am to have access to the technology every day and how much I take it for granted!

The weather has been amazing recently (not trying to rub it in, I swear!), trying to enjoy it while it lasts.

 

The internet is back!!!

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Time to catch up with everything I've missed, on the forums and everywhere else.

 

Week 3 - Wednesday & Thursday

Nutrition: 
Grocery Shop and Meal Prep:  

Protein & Veggies/Fruit x 3: ☑☑☑☑□□□

2L Water: ☑☑☑□□□

Movement:

Rehab: □□□

Crossfit: ☑☑□□

Community:

Thread Update: ☑☑☑□□

Comment: □□

 

OK, so a few things have dropped off a bit, partially because of the lack of connectivity and maybe slightly because I've been using that as an excuse to slack off (oops!). Even though I've been doing this rehab for weeks I couldn't possibly do it without the video to follow 🙄 No more excuses, it gets done today! Other stuff has legitimately not happened, such as commenting on other people's challenges - hoping to catch up on what's been happening while Bub is asleep this afternoon.

 

Food has been fairly good, I been snacking a bit but the core meals have been meeting my goal. I got the horrendous burpee workout done and it was just as bad as I thought it would be.

 

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Everything else has been about prepping for this weekend. It's a controversial public holiday (founding of white Australia that completely ignores the fact we have 40,000 years of Indigenous history before white settlers arrived) that as a family we don't celebrate but Hubby does have the day off so we are planning to tackle rebuilding the back deck over 4 days. My primary roles are to keep Hubby on track without stepping on toes and keeping everybody fed and watered (it's meant to get HOT this weekend). Plus not eat like an a**hole, try and get at least one more workout done and care for Bub. I'll let you know how the juggling act goes!

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Based in Melbourne, Australia

Current Challenge: Emerald Eagle refills her cup (January 2021)
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“I wish you would thrash him. He deserves it." She looked back at him. "I will one day, sir. I'm getting tired of falling down.” - Alanna: The First Adventure

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On 1/24/2021 at 4:35 AM, Fonzico said:

Juggling act indeed! New deck is exciting though!

 

What are your food plans for the weekend? It's freaking cold here, so we're all casseroles and soup haha but I could stand some summer dreaming!

 

It is exciting! It was a project we wanted to get done before Bub arrived but here we are. So far the rebuild is going really well. They're well on track with 2 days to go. So far we've had hotdogs one day and burgers the other. Today I'm doing steak and veggie kebabs with some salads. We've also been eating a lot of summer fruit, cherries, watermelon, grapes, and mangoes! And a few icy poles ;) but it's been 37+ (98 in American) and today is meant to be 40+ (104 in American)! 

 

Week 3 - Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Nutrition: 
Grocery Shop and Meal Prep:  

Protein & Veggies/Fruit x 3: ☑☑☑☑☑☑

2L Water: ☑☑☑☑

Movement:

Rehab: ☑☑□□

Crossfit: ☑☑☑☑

Community:

Thread Update: ☑☑☑☑

Comment: ☑☑☑

 

This shows me why I need to update my challenge thread regularly as I'm struggling to remember what happened only a couple of days ago! I know on Friday I got a dumbbell workout done and Bub and I went grocery shopping to stock up for this weekend's deck building project. Saturday was a big day, they demolished the whole old deck and dug all the new stump holes ready for reconstruction. Poor Bub did not enjoy the bashing and crashing or the endless sounds of power tools. By the end of the day I was wrecked but I knew I needed to get one more workout in for my challenge so while dinner was in the oven I dragged myself outside and did a workout in the cool summer evening. Sunday was more of the same but I was running out of energy thanks to the heat and caring for a Bub who was also struggling with the weather. By Sunday night I had run out of puff so we ordered pizza for dinner.  

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Current Challenge: Emerald Eagle refills her cup (January 2021)
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“I wish you would thrash him. He deserves it." She looked back at him. "I will one day, sir. I'm getting tired of falling down.” - Alanna: The First Adventure

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Ooof, I couldn't take 40° heat! We might get a day or two around 35 degrees here in the summer, and it kills me! Like if I could have mid teens to twenties all the time, I'd be happy. 

 

 

Glad to hear the deck project is going well! Poor bub though...

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On 1/25/2021 at 11:01 AM, Elastigirl said:

I would melt in that heat! Are you getting a new deck? A new deck is such a great addition to the house

 

On 1/26/2021 at 1:44 AM, Fonzico said:

Ooof, I couldn't take 40° heat! We might get a day or two around 35 degrees here in the summer, and it kills me! Like if I could have mid teens to twenties all the time, I'd be happy. 

 

 

Glad to hear the deck project is going well! Poor bub though...

 

You get used to the heat, you just have to be smart about it. I couldn't handle snow and negative degree temperatures because I've never had to! My two European holidays in the winter were an experience!

 

The deck project went really well. We were replacing an old deck off the back of house (same exact layout so that we don't have to get new permits, it's technically "repairing" by replacing every single piece of wood it's made of :P). By the end of the long weekend thy had managed to lay about 2/3 of the new decking boards. Hubby is working on laying the rest when he gets home from work in the evenings. By the end of this weekend we should have a fully functional space again! Unfortunately Bub continued to not enjoy the construction noises and was very clingy the whole time.

 

Week 4 - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Nutrition: 
Grocery Shop and Meal Prep:  

Protein & Veggies/Fruit x 3: □□□□

2L Water: □□□□

Movement:

Rehab: □□□

Crossfit: □□□

Community:

Thread Update: □□□□

Comment: □□□

 

So on top of my crazy deck building weekend my period started on Monday :( This is only the second one I've had since Bub was born and far out I forgot how crappy it is! I've just felt bleurgh for days and subsequently been stuffing junk food in my mouth and not working out. Monday and Tuesday I justified a lot because we were way off routine and I was just coping with feeding the troops and managing an unhappy Bub, but I still didn't make good choices when I could have. I've been reflecting that this is often what knocks me off course and it I let it could be a serious stumbling block; instead I've made a really conscious effort today to do better. I got a workout in, have eaten much more normal (for me) meals and currently have a roast pork in the oven that will make delicious dinner and give me some protein leftovers for lunches in the next few days.

 

Water and rehab are an ongoing problem - I'm just not getting them done! I don't have any good ideas for how to get better at drinking water (feel free to give me yours!) but for the rehab I think I'm going to start doing it every day immediately after Bub's bath and bed routine. While Hubby is upstairs putting her to bed the first thing I'll do is my rehab. Hopefully having it locked into a place in the day will make it harder to have excuses and easier to get done. 

 

But hey, on the plus side I've made it to Week 4 of a challenge - that definitely hadn't happen the last couple of times I tried to get back on the wagon. Yay for the small wins!

 

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Based in Melbourne, Australia

Current Challenge: Emerald Eagle refills her cup (January 2021)
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I just typed out an update and then Chrome ate it :( Heading to bed and I'll try and retype it in the morning.

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Current Challenge: Emerald Eagle refills her cup (January 2021)
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“I wish you would thrash him. He deserves it." She looked back at him. "I will one day, sir. I'm getting tired of falling down.” - Alanna: The First Adventure

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On 27/01/2021 at 8:57 PM, Emerald Eagle said:

I don't have any good ideas for how to get better at drinking water (feel free to give me yours!)

For me the answer is soda stream with the bottles kept in the fridge prior to gassing. 

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On 2/4/2021 at 1:44 PM, Elastigirl said:

Bad Chrome.😝Did you get the deck done? How's the last week of the challenge going?

 

The deck is amazing! A few finishing projects to get done but it's functioning and solid. We've already had multiple family dinners out on it in the cool summer evenings, divine! 

 

Another challenge, another drop off in the last week 

 

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The last week went well...I think. I definitely got the things done I needed for my other challenge (yes, I was doing 2 challenges concurrently because free loot was offered in the other one OK!). Going to try again in this month's challenge. Here goes nothing! 

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Feminist Ranger (she/her)

Based in Melbourne, Australia

Current Challenge: Emerald Eagle refills her cup (January 2021)
Instagram: @emeraldeaglenf

 

“I wish you would thrash him. He deserves it." She looked back at him. "I will one day, sir. I'm getting tired of falling down.” - Alanna: The First Adventure

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