Jump to content

RES: CUTE isn't cutting it!


RES

Recommended Posts

Ivy.jpg

 

For those who are new or behind, my main goal is weight loss, for health reasons as well as I want to look good naked, and fit in clothes I used to. I love 5Ks and kettlebells, I'm struggling with this goal because it doesn't get easier when you get older.


I work from home, (3 jobs) as an accountant, so making sure I have enough movement in my day as well as not eating "all the unhealthy things" is important. It's very easy to lose track of how much time I've been sitting trying to solve an issue. Not having "all the unhealthy things" in the house also helps.  I struggle to get enough sleep so that shall remain on the list until it's no longer a struggle

 

My last 5k (on the 6/5) was a real wake up call. I've let a lot of things go since the pandemic, I could barely move for three days after doing it, I was not trained for it and in retrospect I probably shouldn't have done it.  I've decided the best way to motivate myself is monetarily...it worked last time when I hired a trainer, so I've decided to do that again, through an app this time that will write a program based on the equipment I have. I have four days of weights/bodyweight workouts, and I'm making my step goal a priority again. I'm also going to start tracking for the month that I paid for the trainer for, at the end of four weeks I'll see where we're at and if it's worth the expense to keep going, I'm feeling pretty sure it will be if I stick to it. Checking in to hold myself accountable is key to this being successful, I don't want to have to post bad news here. I plan on posting a lot more (like daily) to make sure I'm on track where I need to be
 
The Plan...making a few more changes
Weights - Four Three workouts from my trainer a week
Update - Post in thread three times a week. - self explanatory
Track - Sleep (7 hours a night) and  Food (Just track) - sleep is important, going back to MFP since it gives a better accounting of if I'm eating in deficit or not.

Steps - Hitting my 7500 steps a day goal, minimum
Extra - Rides, 5k's, events, and life events go here - because fun makes life worth living
Done - 🌈
Not Done - ❄️

 

Extra is staying in because it's those little things, and I love sharing the fun D and I have with all of you :D 

 

Upcoming Events

6/5 - Atlanta Pride Run - Done in 59 minutes

9/25 - Summer Sizzler 5k - virtual due to prior commitment

9/25 - Fall Finish 5k - see above

12/10 - Mud Girl Run in Jax

  • Like 9

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES: Who Knew Demons Wrestle Back?

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 75

|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38|39|40|41|42|43|44|45|46|47|48|49|50|51|52|53|54|55|56|57|58|59|60|61|62|63|64|65|66|67|68|69|70|71|72|73|74|75|76|77|78|79|

My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet | My Blog |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

Link to comment

SWUTE?  

 

A virtual training plan sounds interesting.  I'm curious to see how it goes.  Wishing you luck! 

  • Like 1

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero | Affiliation: Doodlie and Pancake for Life

Respawn Challenge Arcs: 2021 | 2022

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Original Spawn Challenges 2014 - 2020: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Starting weight = 290.4 (2014); Current weight = 241.2; Total pounds lost: 49.2

Link to comment
18 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following, it's hard to be not big. Why food make big easy, workout not make not big?

Why indeed...food should not be so good, then it would not be making big easy

 

13 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Maybe not fully cutting it, but you are still CUTE nonetheless :) 

Happy Snow White GIF by Disney

Well thank you 

 

8 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

CUTEing it, perhaps?

+

4 hours ago, Shello said:

SWUTE?  

 

A virtual training plan sounds interesting.  I'm curious to see how it goes.  Wishing you luck! 

 

No lie, I seriously considered using WUTs for a challenge title acronym...couldn't make myself do it though...

The nice, or not, thing about a virtual trainer, is they're not standing over you telling you what to do, the program is in the app and you're honor bound to do it (or mark it as skipped) this may or may not be a good thing, I managed to do 90% of todays, planks did not happen, I discovered I have the ability to change exercises, if I had known that this morning I would have changed it to dead bugs instead!

 

Workout - Done

Update - Done

Tracking: Sleep - Done (on a weekday, be still my heart!) Food - Done, under calories

Steps - On track to complete by EOD

 

Completely forgot to mention the Duolingo portion of my challenge, RES_TLH is my username if anyone wants to join me in that venture

 

qMR8A51m.jpg

Our ride to the Roswell GA Mill and waterfall 

 

 

  • Like 9

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES: Who Knew Demons Wrestle Back?

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 75

|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38|39|40|41|42|43|44|45|46|47|48|49|50|51|52|53|54|55|56|57|58|59|60|61|62|63|64|65|66|67|68|69|70|71|72|73|74|75|76|77|78|79|

My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet | My Blog |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

Link to comment

:ph34r:

  • Like 1

Level 69 Battle Kitten

Battle Log | Current Challenge

MyFitnessPal | Fitbit | Duolingo

                                                                                                                                                                 Ici je vis la vie que j'ai choisie

Je suis partie pour reconstruire ma vie

C'est dit, c'est ainsi

Link to comment
12 hours ago, Mistr said:

Yay for a reboot!

 

I like your plan of using a trainer for a month. That is enough time to see how it fits in your life and if it is working for you. Being able to scale exercises is important. It is frustrating if they are too hard and boring if they are too easy.

That was my big concern with using a virtual/app trainer, not being able to scale. So far doesn't seem to be an issue. 

I liked the fact that when you sign up they give you a 4 week training plan that works towards you goal, of course you can only access one week at a time :lol: but that was my thinking as well, it's a good test to see if it's going to work and be worth paying for!

 

10 hours ago, fleaball said:

:ph34r:

Welcome my friend 

  • Like 1

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES: Who Knew Demons Wrestle Back?

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 75

|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38|39|40|41|42|43|44|45|46|47|48|49|50|51|52|53|54|55|56|57|58|59|60|61|62|63|64|65|66|67|68|69|70|71|72|73|74|75|76|77|78|79|

My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet | My Blog |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

Link to comment
On 6/12/2022 at 5:20 PM, RES said:
  • For those who are new or behind, my main goal is weight loss, for health reasons as well as I want to look good naked, and fit in clothes I used to. I love 5Ks and kettlebells, I'm struggling with this goal because it doesn't get easier when you get older.


amen and just shouting it a little louder for the young people in back

  • Like 4

Rangering since Sept 2015

 

 

Link to comment
1 hour ago, Marauder said:

Are there snacks?

Of COURSE!! I would starve without snacks...there is also wine...

 

49 minutes ago, Marauder said:


amen and just shouting it a little louder for the young people in back

You were shouting? ;) 

 

Today was tough, good thing I had planned Tuesday as my 'non workout' day because for some reason I was so tired, I had an ear ache and sore throat and just felt like crap...took an allergy pill and some Aleve and felt much better, but was still very tired. 

Almost convinced myself to not workout today, told myself to do one set and I could quit, ended up doing them all (except inchworms, those suck!)

 

Workout - Done

Update - Done

Tracking: Sleep - Not quite yesterday and today

                      Food - Done, ended up over three days so far

Steps - Haven't hit these since Sunday

  • Like 4

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES: Who Knew Demons Wrestle Back?

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 75

|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38|39|40|41|42|43|44|45|46|47|48|49|50|51|52|53|54|55|56|57|58|59|60|61|62|63|64|65|66|67|68|69|70|71|72|73|74|75|76|77|78|79|

My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet | My Blog |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

Link to comment
26 minutes ago, Maigs said:

Following. What app are you using?

Welcome!

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES: Who Knew Demons Wrestle Back?

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 75

|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38|39|40|41|42|43|44|45|46|47|48|49|50|51|52|53|54|55|56|57|58|59|60|61|62|63|64|65|66|67|68|69|70|71|72|73|74|75|76|77|78|79|

My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet | My Blog |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

Link to comment
14 hours ago, RES said:

told myself to do one set and I could quit

Love this trick.  

  • Like 2

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero | Affiliation: Doodlie and Pancake for Life

Respawn Challenge Arcs: 2021 | 2022

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Original Spawn Challenges 2014 - 2020: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Starting weight = 290.4 (2014); Current weight = 241.2; Total pounds lost: 49.2

Link to comment
16 hours ago, Marauder said:

The workouts you do when you really feel like crap should count double. They feel like double the victory!  Well done!!

I like the way you think! :D 

 

4 hours ago, Shello said:

Love this trick.  

Me too, especially when it ends  up being "well I've already gotten this far, might as well finish"

 

2 hours ago, Countess D'If said:

Hey!

Skating Hey Girl GIF

 

Workout - Done

Update - Done

Tracking: Sleep - another weekday 😮 this could become a habit (that I went to bed at 9pm might have helped)

                      Food - On track today so far, but we're going to Pride night at the Gwinnett Stripers ballpark (because I apparently miss baseball...) so am going to try not to go over too badly

Steps - not so far, but who knows how many steps I'll get in this evening :lol: 

 

Yes, D and I are going to the triple A team for the Braves on a Thirsty Thursday/Pride night...because I was sad about missing Pride night with the team I work for (because it was also on a Thursday, but that's a long drive!)

Next weekend when we're down there I get to go see them though :D 

 

  • Like 2

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES: Who Knew Demons Wrestle Back?

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 75

|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38|39|40|41|42|43|44|45|46|47|48|49|50|51|52|53|54|55|56|57|58|59|60|61|62|63|64|65|66|67|68|69|70|71|72|73|74|75|76|77|78|79|

My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet | My Blog |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

Link to comment
32 minutes ago, RES said:

Gwinnett Stripers ballpark

*sigh* misread that and imagined a whole stadium full of strippers. This is what checking on you does to me. 

 

also, /agreed with the:

19 hours ago, RES said:

told myself to do one set and I could quit, ended up doing them all

It's how I deal with most workouts.  1 set and if I'm not feeling it, I'll stop.  But after a set....I'm already there so I mine as well do another 2 sets, until I end up doing an actual workout I had no intention of doing.  Brain hijacking ftw.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
1 hour ago, Teros said:

*sigh* misread that and imagined a whole stadium full of strippers.

Same.  

  • Haha 1

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero | Affiliation: Doodlie and Pancake for Life

Respawn Challenge Arcs: 2021 | 2022

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Original Spawn Challenges 2014 - 2020: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Starting weight = 290.4 (2014); Current weight = 241.2; Total pounds lost: 49.2

Link to comment
16 hours ago, Teros said:

*sigh* misread that and imagined a whole stadium full of strippers. This is what checking on you does to me. 

 

 

14 hours ago, Shello said:

Same.  

Would have been a lot more entertaining...that team needs help!!

Not sure how to feel about the association of checking my thread and strippers, but I think I'm okay with this 🤔

 

 

  • Like 1

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES: Who Knew Demons Wrestle Back?

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 75

|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38|39|40|41|42|43|44|45|46|47|48|49|50|51|52|53|54|55|56|57|58|59|60|61|62|63|64|65|66|67|68|69|70|71|72|73|74|75|76|77|78|79|

My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet | My Blog |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

Link to comment

Forgot to update progress yesterday

Workout - Done

Update - Done

Tracking: Sleep - Nope

                      Food - Done/under 

Steps - nope

 

The Plan...Week 0
Weights - 🌈🌈🌈🌈
Update - 🌈🌈🌈
Track - Sleep - 🌈🌈❄️❄️🌈❄️🌈  

                Food (o/u) - 🌈❄️❄️❄️🌈🌈❄️

Steps - ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
Extra - Went for a ride last Sunday, went to Pride night at the Gwinnett Stripers stadium on Thursday. Was pretty disappointed in the turnout and just the overall vibe of the place...it was clean and a nice facility, but there was no one there on a thirsty Thursday, and it's a college town! They contract out their concessions and that makes for people that just don't care, for example, they were out of pretzels in the top of the first inning 😮 everything was already made and sitting in the windows when you ordered it, I'm used to it being cooked on site and having to wait a bit to get it...will be glad to go to Jax ballpark next weekend!

Duolingo - 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

 

So obviously my focus needs to be on hitting my step goal, food, and sleep...making some changes to the menu this week that will give me more protein with fewer calories, it's a process...Sleep, need to focus on getting to bed on time (which is 9pm apparently).  Steps may not happen until this heat wave passes, or I could get on the treadmill, honestly I was so wiped out with the new workout plan this week that it just wasn't going to happen, next week should be better.

 

 

  • Like 4

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES: Who Knew Demons Wrestle Back?

Spoiler

Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 75

|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38|39|40|41|42|43|44|45|46|47|48|49|50|51|52|53|54|55|56|57|58|59|60|61|62|63|64|65|66|67|68|69|70|71|72|73|74|75|76|77|78|79|

My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet | My Blog |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

New here? Please check out our Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines