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I spent the last part of last challenge with breathing issues due to Saharan Dust. I didn't get any fitnessing in due to that, but wasn't very consistent for some time before. Since having a child I've let fitness take a back seat. This isn't helpful. I'm going to rebuild, and completely let go of old expectations that held me back. Part of me thinks I should still be as flexible and strong as I was back when I was powerlifting and doing tons of Yoga. I'm not powerlifting anymore, and while I may pick it up again (ha) in the future, it's not on the radar and I'm ok with that. What I do want to stick with is Kettlebells, some flexibility work, and walking. Part of letting go means focusing on consistency of workouts rather than progression or results. 

To that end I'm going back to the smaller (15 pounds) of the two bells I have (the other is 20) to signify it's better to consistently do "beginner" workouts than to sporadically do more advanced ones. I'm still on the NF Beginner KB workout. I don't care if I move past it or not. What is a priority is consistent workouts. 

 

Ideally, a week consists of two or three Kettle Bell workouts, one or two stretching sessions, and one or two walks. That's not hard. That's ok. I don't need hard, I need consistency.

 

I'll also cook and eat intuitively. For those not familiar, it is inadvisable to read my updates if you are hungry.

Less this:

I Cant Breathe Out Of Shape GIF by BLoafX

More this:

Greg Miller Consistency GIF by Rooster Teeth

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On 7/21/2021 at 10:09 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

To that end I'm going back to the smaller (15 pounds) of the two bells I have (the other is 20) to signify it's better to consistently do "beginner" workouts than to sporadically do more advanced ones

 

So... what does your daughter weigh these days?

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21 minutes ago, sarakingdom said:

 

So... what does your daughter weigh these days?

At least twice that. She does not, however, care for Little Bit swings.

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3 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

At least twice that. She does not, however, care for Little Bit swings.

 

Little Bit Get-Ups?

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2 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

Little Bit Get-Ups?

aka TGUs (Texas Get-Ups)

 

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On 7/23/2021 at 8:49 PM, sarakingdom said:

 

Little Bit Get-Ups?

We don't do get ups in this house.

On 7/23/2021 at 11:32 PM, WhiteGhost said:

aka TGUs (Texas Get-Ups)

 

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I believe it would be Texas Giddy-Ups

On 7/24/2021 at 3:41 AM, deftona said:

Here for the food pr0n! 

I will deliver.

On 7/24/2021 at 7:10 AM, RES said:

I'm here for food, kid pictures, and recovery workouts! Also for moments of sanity in what my days will become in the near future :D 

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Here for  kettlebells and consistency ( and some ideas for meal planning)

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7 hours ago, Maggie-Miau said:

*sends hugs*

*is grateful*

7 hours ago, KB Girl said:

:D

I thought you'd like that. 

5 hours ago, Rookie said:

Hey walking buddy!

Howdy.

5 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Here for  kettlebells and consistency ( and some ideas for meal planning)

You will receive them.

30 minutes ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Following along for the glory of consistency!

 

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Yeah, I'll do consistency but not that thing from the gif 🤪

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Consistency is key - here for this!

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9 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Yeah, I'll do consistency but not that thing from the gif 🤪

 

8 hours ago, milythael said:

I want a kettlebell that glows like that.

 

 

I'm pretty sure that's not a real kettlebell. The person's hand didn't even flex or anything to adjust to the weight of it. I bet it's just like a ball or a balloon.

 

But I did love the glowiness of it :D 

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15 hours ago, milythael said:

I want a kettlebell that glows like that.

It looks like it's fluorescent and under a black light.

10 hours ago, Jarric said:

Consistency is key - here for this!

Welcome. 

7 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure that's not a real kettlebell. The person's hand didn't even flex or anything to adjust to the weight of it. I bet it's just like a ball or a balloon.

 

But I did love the glowiness of it :D 

As a paladin, I endorse glowy.

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Dance Dancing GIF

 

What about gettin down?

That will be when I do frog pose.

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Today is a good day. I did a KB workout. I took my lightest bell (15 lbs) and did 1 rep of each exercise for three sets. This is how one builds consistency. Next time I will do two reps of each for three sets.

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On 7/24/2021 at 7:41 AM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

We don't do get ups in this house.

 

I should hope so! :D 

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