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So for my challenges I believe I have the consistency part down as far as planning ( have used the same acronym for almost a year now)…but my execution needs work!

 

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Those that have been following for a while know that in 2019 I was doing really good hitting my goals, so I went back to see what I was doing then that was working so well. I've been more lax this  year on the food aspect (thanks Covid) With D cooking her fair share making a detailed plan is a little more difficult, but that's only one meal a day every other week so it shouldn't derail me as much as I've been letting it. Making sure I stop eating when I'm supposed to is the biggest challenge with food, since what I eat is generally good. We've started something new with this, we both were tired of creating menus, shopping, and cooking (even though shopping means ordering online) We decided to each purchase our own meals (usually frozen, sometimes just veggies and protein) every two weeks on Tuesday we rotate who makes their tacos, and make enough for two weeks :D and every Friday we order from a local pizza place that makes a cauliflower crust so amazing you can't tell that's what you're eating! 

I'm doing better at making sure my workouts happen,  I have a treadmill and workout equipment at home, there is no good reason for this not to be a priority, until I feel comfortable going to the gym again. (I live in FL, my governor is an idiot, this will probably not happen soon) Reminding myself how good I feel and not letting my brain make excuses are helping...my much needed motivation is I have a birthday cruise to prepare for. Sleep is essential for these goals as well, I struggle to get 7 hours a night, not because I go to bed late or get up too early, it's because sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my brain won't shut off!

 

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I've been having some knee issues, when I bend my right knee it feels like a tearing on the outside of the kneecap, doesn't hurt all the time but boy when it does!! This has made working out difficult. It's been better since I've discussed it with my chiropractor and tried something called "stretch zone", still taking it easy because I don't want it to get worse again.

Updates need to happen to hold me accountable.

Sleep...oh how I miss thee...

 

The Plan...

Cardio -  I'm going to plan on and hold myself to 20 minutes on the treadmill 3-4x a week and one strength training a week. This is doable in the time before work and still allows me time to get ready without having to sacrifice sleep.

Update - Post in thread three times a week.

Track - Sleep (at least 7 hours a night) Food (eat when hungry, stop when full, track to be mindful)

Extra - Rides, 5k's, events, and any other random stuff goes here

Done - 🌈

Not Done - ❄️

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11 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I hope you can get your knee issue sorted.

Thank you, it's my IT band, so knowing what it is helps...stretching and massage help also, unfortunately not overnight. Patience is not a virtue I have unfortunately 

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I spent most of summer 2018 rehabbing some patellar tendonitis so I feel for your knee grief 😬

 

But I'm here to see those knee-friendly rainbows shine!

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54 minutes ago, Marauder said:

IT band is the suck.  Stretching really does help (and keep doing it after it feels better to keep it away).    I'm 1000% in love with rainbows for success.  🌈

It really does...I am a huge fan of rainbows too...and not a fan of snow, which is why I use it for the unsuccessful notations. :D 

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Hiya!

 

My empathy on the knee pain. I am going to have to pull out my foam roller and start doing IT band stretches again myself. I hate these mystery pains. I want one all-encompassing exercise routine that we can do once a week for an hour to keep all our muscles and joints happy. Is that asking too much?

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You don't have to hide here :D 

 

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Woot woot here we go!

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5 hours ago, Mistr said:

Hiya!

 

My empathy on the knee pain. I am going to have to pull out my foam roller and start doing IT band stretches again myself. I hate these mystery pains. I want one all-encompassing exercise routine that we can do once a week for an hour to keep all our muscles and joints happy. Is that asking too much?

I don't think it is...someone needs to make this happen!!

 

 

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So I've realized that I used to use 5k's to give myself a goal to work towards, but now that I have my bike and we've been doing rides I haven't been doing as many (or any) 5k's anymore....I've scheduled a few but skipped them to go riding...we have the rides for the rest of the year scheduled, so I think it's time to find some 5k's to fill in the gaps!

I also want to try CIZE, that requires either purchasing DVD's (I don't have a DVD player in the room where I work out) or a Beachbody on Demand subscription  (I do have a Roku in that room) and I can download the videos. This would require me to rearrange the room I work out in, which is in progress currently...I've decided that if I do ALL of my workouts between week 1-5 of this challenge, then I will get the subscription. I don't want to spend money on something workout related if I'm not actually doing my workouts! The subscription also gives me access to a lot of other workouts that I can do as well.

 

The Plan...Week 0

Cardio -  I'm going to plan on and hold myself to 20 minutes on the treadmill 3-4x a week and one strength training a week: 🌈🌈❄️❄️

Update - Post in thread three times a week: 🌈🌈🌈

Track - Sleep (at least 7 hours a night) Food (eat when hungry, stop when full, track to be mindful): Sleep - 🌈❄️🌈❄️❄️❄️🌈 Tracking - 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

Extra - Rides, 5k's, events, and any other random stuff goes here: Can I state how freakin tired I am of rain!!! We did meet up with the gal that heads the riding group we're in and planned out the rest of the year, took care of some 'housekeeping' stuff, and of course, had food and a few drinks :D 

 

Three nights of sleep over 7 hours due to going to bed at 8:30 one night...if nothing else made me feel old :lol: 

D got her second shot yesterday...taking it easy today, good thing the weather is acting up because it's been too long since I was on my bike!

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9 hours ago, RES said:

I've decided that if I do ALL of my workouts between week 1-5 of this challenge, then I will get the subscription. I don't want to spend money on something workout related if I'm not actually doing my workouts!

That sounds suspiciously like the voice of experience :) 

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15 hours ago, RES said:

Three nights of sleep over 7 hours due to going to bed at 8:30 one night...if nothing else made me feel old :lol:

Recently started to going to bed earlier myself... Now my dad calls me a golden girl 😅 

But the sleep is so necessary

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8 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

That sounds suspiciously like the voice of experience :) 

Ummmm...I can't even pretend...guilty as charged :lol: 

 

1 hour ago, Doe said:

Recently started to going to bed earlier myself... Now my dad calls me a golden girl 😅 

But the sleep is so necessary

Yes it is...and since I'm at about that age, and live in FL (a bit further north though) I'll take the golden girl moniker LOL

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Sorry are you referring to your motorcycle/bike or a pedal bike? LOL

 

I used to run 5k's for a similar reason. It's good to get back into doing them!

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7 hours ago, cn3wton said:

Sorry are you referring to your motorcycle/bike or a pedal bike? LOL

 

I used to run 5k's for a similar reason. It's good to get back into doing them!

Motorcycle...if I was on a bicycle I would count it as a cardio workout LOL

 

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Found out no one had informed me of other aspects of  my job this week :lol: maybe someday they'll have me up to speed on what I'm supposed to be doing.

D is applying for a job in Atlanta...we may be moving...I have mixed feelings regarding this but overall I'm happy for her because she deserves so much more than she's ever going to get where she is! Like I told her, I can find a job anywhere.

 

The Plan...Week 1

Cardio -  I'm going to plan on and hold myself to 20 minutes on the treadmill 3-4x a week and one strength training a week: 🌈🌈🌈🌈

Update - Post in thread three times a week: 🌈🌈🌈+🌈

Track - Sleep (at least 7 hours a night) Food (eat when hungry, stop when full, track to be mindful): Sleep - 🌈❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️🌈 Tracking - 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

Extra - Rides, 5k's, events, and any other random stuff goes here: Have I stated how sick of rain I am? Supposed to go see a co-workers band tonight at a local bar & grill.

 

We'll see if the planned ride tomorrow happens, so far only a 20% chance of rain

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19 hours ago, Marauder said:

Wait… y’all stay up past 8?

 

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Had to google what CIZE was. Looks fun!  I have a different workout subscription and I love it. I hope you reach your goal!!

 

ps. Feel free to send all rain my way. 

Not much, but yes, sometimes past 8 LOL

I will gladly send all of it your way...very tropical climate I live in 

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15 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

I mean, their basketball team isn't much, but there's decent wrestling around. Mixed bag, I get it :D

Someone understands! :lol: 

Seriously though, I love where we're at currently as far as location, love that my friends and one of my kids is here...love my job and proximity to the beach, but, depending on the compensation package...she has earned this, if for no other reason than being where she's at for 24 years, and all they do is take advantage of her dedication.

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I hope the opportunity in Atlanta ends up making everything else worthwhile

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My conversation with D this morning regarding moving and the points for and against each :lol: 

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Better week for the most part, and I have a three day weekend :D 

 

The Plan...Week 2

Cardio -  I'm going to plan on and hold myself to 20 minutes on the treadmill 3-4x a week and one strength training a week: 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

Update - Post in thread three times a week: 🌈🌈🌈

Track - Sleep (at least 7 hours a night) Food (eat when hungry, stop when full, track to be mindful): Sleep - ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️🌈🌈 Tracking - 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

Extra - Rides, 5k's, events, and any other random stuff goes here: Didn't go see the co-workers band, the weather was horrible and we had to get up early. Finally got some riding in, was such a great day for it! 

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Got back just before the rain hit!

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I can't remember if I'd discussed one of my cat issues on here...DK, the old man, has had a growth on his front, left leg that keeps getting bigger...the last time we went to the vet they recommended removal. I went to the place they recommended, quoted me $2292 to remove it...I was seriously struggling to justify spending that much since it had been this long...that was yesterday.

So I asked my son about the place they take their animals, called and they were able to get me in today, the Dr. was wonderful, older vet that you could just tell was doing it now because he wanted to...came away with a quote for about $600, the assurance he will be fine and no way it could be cancer...and an appointment for Tuesday to take care of it.

The relief is real...

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