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This is part two of my three-cycle challenge. So some stuff will carry over and a couple of things will be added.  If you want a detailed rundown of what I am doing, you can read it here.

 

Into the breach!

 

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My Goals to slay the nutrition monster are mostly the same:

 

- The Queen must eat at least twice a day.  Fasting is no longer allowed in this kingdom. 

- there must be two forms of cooked protein in the refrigerator at all times.

- There are no forbidden foods, only items that should be approached with moderation. 

- I must keep a lunchbox packed and with me at all times, with a sandwich or wrap or similar that I really like, so that I won't resort to drive-thru or other trash food. 

- I can eat as many green/low carb vegetables as I want with meals. Carby stuff like sweet potatoes and plantains in moderation.

 

 

The addition is: 

- for the first two weeks of the challenge I will track my macros and aim to be between 175-200 grams of carbohydrate a day

this is a terrifyingly high amount of carbs for me, but I want to get a baseline and see how I feel. I plan to be pretty active, so I might just burn it off.  Or my body recomposition may stall. Can't know until I test it. 

 

 

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For the Overwhelm monster: 

 

- I will work four 10 hour days a week, on a rotating schedule so that I am never more than two days out from a full day off.  

- I will not multitask. When I am working, I am working, not also doing laundry and training the puppy and scheduling an oil change. 

- No work phone before 9 am

- No work phone on my weekend day off 

- No work at night after I've shut down for the day. 

 

The additions will be: 

 - I will hire someone to help me do a large, spring-cleaning type deal at our house. Then I will decide if I can afford to have them come once a month.

 

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- I will use some of my reclaimed time for myself, to get some outdoor adventure or chill time or whatever. I am required to do this 1 afternoon a week. 

 

 

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The fun stuff: 

 

As described in my previous challenge, I am doing a re-creation of Day 1 of the 2018 Crossfit games as a sort of fun benchmark to see if my fitness is improving. 

Four times over the four months I will do the following (all in one day, maximum of 1 hour break between workouts)

 

10 mile bike ride

30 pullups for time

IRM lift: Deadlift, Squat, OH press

1mile kayak/1 mile trail run/1 mile kayak

 

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I did this once already, and it went pretty well, so I'm looking forward to doing it again. I'm trying to stretch my budget to work with a trainer once a week, or biweekly. 

 

 

and that's about it! I had to jump to get this posted 'cause y'all are ON IT and I didn't want to be late. 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

And so my watch begins.

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Awesome challenge! I love that you are hiring someone to do a spring cleaning. I think that will really help with some of the overwhelm.

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Yo yo yo it's my main girl Trippy

 

*deck scratch*

*head spin*

*another deck scratch*

 

*are you impressed yet*

I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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On 5/4/2021 at 5:16 PM, Elastigirl said:

Awesome challenge! I love that you are hiring someone to do a spring cleaning. I think that will really help with some of the overwhelm.

 

thanks!

 

On 5/4/2021 at 10:42 PM, Atrytone said:

Wonderful! :D 

 

you are too kind

 

On 5/5/2021 at 2:41 AM, deftona said:

Yo yo yo it's my main girl Trippy

 

*deck scratch*

*head spin*

*another deck scratch*

 

*are you impressed yet*

 

Always and forever

 

On 5/5/2021 at 4:38 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Sup boo?

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Monday. Not much to report, since it is just day one, and I worked my event this weekend, and it went really well.  I packed a cooler with nutritious food so that as I was working the overnight I just made myself the occasional sandwich (turkey or chicken salad). 

 

yesterday I slept virtually all day; when I was awake I was just sitting at the table surfing youtube. 

 

Dinner was hot dogs. 

 

This morning I slept a bit late, did some stretching, and ate some breakfast casserole I made thursday that needed to be finished off, and some avocado. And tea. 

 

I'm scheduled to ride my bike today, but it's going to rain all day so I'll go to the gym instead. It's payday so I'm going to order my replacement bike rack finally. And pay the cable bill. 

 

I would actually like to sleep all day today but I can't. SOMEBODY can, though.

 

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yesterday, day 1, was not great, but not awful. Mostly I was a zombie still from the weekend. I never got my workout in. 

 

today feels a bit better, I got a good nights sleep and I got up early enough to take the cat to the vet (cat #2) so he could get his nails clipped and worm meds. I've been needing to do that for a couple of weeks. The other cat will go next week for her nails and then all the pets will be good. 

 

Axe man is off today, so I'm at the coffee shop, hammering lattes and trying to get two day's worth of work done in one day. Tomorrow I go down to my mom's for the rest of the week, which I don't really want to do but she's got doc appts that we need to get her to and my college roommate is in town with his sort-of-fiance so I want to see them. I'll bring my bike and I've got a kayak day planned with the roommate. 

 

I feel a little stalled, but that's just the post-event tiredness. I did something supremely useful yesterday, I was putting notes in my journal and I went back and looked at my entries for this time last year and two years ago. Two years ago I have many of the same grumbles and discontents, which can be frustrating but also oddly comforting; perhaps it's just the human condition to be slightly disgruntled with your fitness and haircut. But 12 months ago I was at absolute rock bottom. I'd just been told by my (now full-time) job that we might go out of business and my boss didn't know when I'd get paid, if ever; my mom was in and out of the hospital (she was at the tail end of her recovery then, but we didn't know that; it just seemed like it would go on forever); Axe man had just lost his job because of covid, and I don't know what else - I think I had a flat tire or something. I mean, it was BAD. I was doing the math about how long it would be before we lost our house, and searching for a cargo van or something similar that I could live in when that happened. (For the record, Axe man thought I was completely overreacting and everything would be fine). We didn't have the puppy then.  It's hard to go back and read that stuff - I had my hand pressed over my mouth trying not to hyperventilate, remembering how awful everything seemed, like I was watching a horror movie  - but as stressful as the re-reading was, it was a great example of how resiliant we can be. I don't really think of myself as being particularly good under pressure, but damn I dealt with some SHIT and now I'm here. So there's no reason I can't continue to improve. Did I just write a fucking Drake song? Maybe. 

 

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How embarrassing. 

 

 

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My mom is a morning talker. I always forget that. 😕

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On 5/28/2021 at 3:59 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

*AHEM*

I've seen you on FB, why haven't I seen you on here?

 

I know, I am just the worst. Logging nutrition stuff is so very dreary! I can't begin to make myself do it, plus to be frank it isn't going terribly well. I am trying to not consider the possibility that I am failing at this challenge. 

 

I do have positive stuff to report: 

 

- I got a mountain bike! And it was free! We were renting bikes at work for events, and it turned out to be such a pain in the ass that bossman discontinued the program. I told him I would buy one of the bikes, but he gave it to me as a bonus. 

 

- I am registered for a century  (100 miles) bike ride in September, and once payday comes I will register for another one in November; 

 

- I got a free registration for a Spartan Sprint race, thanks to a woman I've become friends with thru the races who works for Spartan; I'm doing one July 31st in Asheville (if it's. not sold out)

 

- I *think* I'm signing up for an adventure race in Virginia in August, unless I find another one closer

 

All of those events are within the next 100 days, and we all know how I love a good countdown. Casey Casem is my spirit animal.

 

I've done a bunch of reorganizing and upgrading at our house; I got a patio sail for some shade and hung that, the food forest is doing spectacular (I am currently getting  blackberries and strawberries and mulberries, and this year I will get persimmons and figs for the first time, plus a ton of hot peppers of various sorts because it's the only thing I grow well). The nature-y stuff in the garden is really looking good. 

 

The pupster is fantastic. I cannot believe I was at one point ready to drown both of us in  the bathtub. She is so adorable. Still has the occasional housebreaking issue but we're 90% there, and I've started training her with a target stick  and she took to it right away. The Axe Man is utterly useless (in regards to most things, honestly) about the training so I've just decided to release that and deal with it myself, so everyone is happier. The only time I grind my teeth is when he starts talking vaguely about how she "needs to go to puppy school and we need to find a place to take her" and then looks at me with that look that means he wants me to do it. No, mon ami, YOU need to take the tiny computer out of your pocket and do some research.  She has another test at doggy daycare next week (there's two places I'm interested in) 

 

Work is going pretty well, the last two weeks have been stressful because bossman and his son are taking two vacations this summer and they've just realized they need more money so they are leaning on me a lot to up attendance. Our last event went really well and my every-other-day system is really working, except I'm not using the downtime for myself yet; I'm just catching up on the zillion things I'm behind on. But soon I should get ahead of the game (or at least even) so that I can get some extra time off. 

 

Lastly, I went to my mom's two weeks ago and while I was there I organized a picnic party at a local park for her friend group. There are about seven of them and pre-pandemic they got together at least every other week; but of course corona put paid to that, so they hadn't gotten together in over a year. I contacted them all, found the park, ordered food (and then everyone brought food) and they all met there at lunchtime and had the whole afternoon of catching up and just hanging out. They had all seem my mom individually over the course of the year but not each other so there was some teary reunion stuff, but for the most part they just had a lovely time. They are all vaccinated now so they are already planning the next get together, and when I go down next (probably in July) I will plan another outing for them as well.

 

I have bought a bunch of cute new summer clothes, so let's hope things keep improving on the plague front or it will be a real disappointment and waste of money. 

 

So, yeah, today is the holiday so I've taken the day off and I'm trying to wrap up all the spring projects so I can relax a bit going forward. 

 

- adjust patio sail higher

- plant new plants

- hang mural decal in bedroom to make a fake window

- re-arrange puppy room

- clean downstairs bathroom really well

 

Then I have to finish meal prepping for the week (just breakfast and lunch food). I read a really good book on how we form habits and I'm using what I learned to improve my eating, specifically lunch, which is the meal I'm most likely to fuck up. I love these fizzy kombucha drinks I get at Publix, but I always feel bad drinking them because they are $3 a pop; the habit book talked about how you need to have a reward for the habit you are trying to entrain, so I decided whenever I eat at home instead of going out to lunch, I can have a kombucha with it, guilt-free. It really works, too. And just one meal at home as opposed to out covers the whole week's worth of fizzy drinks, and they are made with stevia so there's essentially no calories. Win-win. 

 

I think that's all the new stuff, so maybe I had more to say than I thought. Oh, I watched a youtube video by a lifestyle guru that I like about how to start normalizing life post-pandemic, and he was talking about how important it is to start looking forward and making plans again, because we've all been living in limbo for a year and that even if you make travel plans and then have to adjust them it gets your brain back in the mindset of anticipating fun things, so I talked to Axe Man and we are going to go on vacation in December to either Puerto Rico or Honduras so that he can get a break from work (he changed jobs and is now working even MORE hours than he did before, which absolutely boggles my mind) and so that I can finally get my diving certification. I was going to do it last year, and then obviously everything went to hell in a handbasket, and then I was looking at doing it locally earlier this year and just couldn't justify the risk before I got vaccinated, so that's been on my bucket list for some time. 

 

For the last two weeks of the challenge, I will log my food into My fitness pal and post the screenshots here, even though it is terribly boring. At least Tank will be happy. 

 

I have my next Mock Crossfit Games next Thursday, the 10th, which is conveniently both one of my "off" days and the day bossman flies out for vacation number 1, so they won't know I'm lifting instead of working. 

 

I haven't gotten a housecleaner because money has been tight and I can't manage the expense, so I don't know if that will get fulfilled. I am going to get the carpets cleaned even if I have to do it myself (which I almost certainly will). 

 

Okay, NOW I am finished. Sorry. 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, DJtrippyT said:

 

I do have positive stuff to report: 

 

- I got a mountain bike! And it was free! We were renting bikes at work for events, and it turned out to be such a pain in the ass that bossman discontinued the program. I told him I would buy one of the bikes, but he gave it to me as a bonus. 

 

- I am registered for a century  (100 miles) bike ride in September, and once payday comes I will register for another one in November; 

 

- I got a free registration for a Spartan Sprint race, thanks to a woman I've become friends with thru the races who works for Spartan; I'm doing one July 31st in Asheville (if it's. not sold out)

 

- I *think* I'm signing up for an adventure race in Virginia in August, unless I find another one closer

 

All of those events are within the next 100 days, and we all know how I love a good countdown. Casey Casem is my spirit animal.

 

There's so much exciting stuff in this list! Glad things are going well for you.

 

I'll be interested to hear how your personal Crossfit games goes too - that's a heavy day but it sounds like a fun one.

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I'm really glad you are back. Instead of thinking you are failing some goals, decide the goals are failing you and get rid of them.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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3 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

 

When Axe-man says something needs to happen and looks at you, look him right back in the eye and tell him, "Let me know what you find out when you look into it."

:) 

 

I'm getting much better at this!

 

4 hours ago, Jarric said:

 

There's so much exciting stuff in this list! Glad things are going well for you.

 

I'll be interested to hear how your personal Crossfit games goes too - that's a heavy day but it sounds like a fun one.

 

I had a good time for the first run thru, so we'll see if I've improved at all! 

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                                        the year of living trippily

                                      Final Boss, Part 2    Boss, Part 1  Previous:    Adult Content

    Brain Weasels    Choose Your Own Adventure Woman of Mystery -   Worth i Simplicity     

Spoiler

 

                                     Take it Outside II

                                             Take it Outside

                                    Even More Current: 52 Days

                                    Currently Current: 100 Days

                               Current: Queen 2: Electric Boogaloo

                                            Queen of the Jungle

                              THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE CHALLENGE

                                      Apart six: Amazon  (part 5)

                                        (part 3: The Wickening)

                                               (part 2) (part 1)

 

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Holy SHIT

 

MOTIVATIONAL SCREAMING MAN IS BACK AT THE GYM!!!!

 

WE’RE GOING TO MAKE IT AFTER ALL!!!!

 

https://giphy.com/gifs/csurams-proudtobe-humidv0MqqdO5ZoYhn
 

 

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                                        the year of living trippily

                                      Final Boss, Part 2    Boss, Part 1  Previous:    Adult Content

    Brain Weasels    Choose Your Own Adventure Woman of Mystery -   Worth i Simplicity     

Spoiler

 

                                     Take it Outside II

                                             Take it Outside

                                    Even More Current: 52 Days

                                    Currently Current: 100 Days

                               Current: Queen 2: Electric Boogaloo

                                            Queen of the Jungle

                              THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE CHALLENGE

                                      Apart six: Amazon  (part 5)

                                        (part 3: The Wickening)

                                               (part 2) (part 1)

 

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Dear God, he’s preaching to no one just like old times. I’ve never been this happy

 

 

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                                        the year of living trippily

                                      Final Boss, Part 2    Boss, Part 1  Previous:    Adult Content

    Brain Weasels    Choose Your Own Adventure Woman of Mystery -   Worth i Simplicity     

Spoiler

 

                                     Take it Outside II

                                             Take it Outside

                                    Even More Current: 52 Days

                                    Currently Current: 100 Days

                               Current: Queen 2: Electric Boogaloo

                                            Queen of the Jungle

                              THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE CHALLENGE

                                      Apart six: Amazon  (part 5)

                                        (part 3: The Wickening)

                                               (part 2) (part 1)

 

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