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Faline's First 28 Day Challenge!!!


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This is scary but seemed like a great way kick myself in the butt!! I am a Druid Dwarf with Scout needs too!

Fitness/Nutrition Goals

Goal 1. Workout for 30 minutes before work!

Goal 2. Incorporate Dance into weekend workouts.

Goal 3. Eat only what I earn...IE balance my food intake with my workouts.

Life goals

Goal 1. Preform all the required reading for classes.(no skimming!!)

Goal 2. Search for new Internship opportunities.

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Hiya, Faline! Welcome to the Boards, and to the Druids! You have fantastic taste. :P

Good goals. What kind of dance do you do? I have done bellydancing and a bit of this and that, and I loved every second. Good luck on your classes!

Question for you! What kind of workout are you doing for 30 minutes before work? Strength? Cardio? Breakdancing?

"Let another say. 'Perhaps the worst will not happen.' You yourself must say. 'Well, what if it does happen? Let us see who wins!' ".

- Seneca, 63 AD

"There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength." - Henry Rollins

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Thanks For the Welcome!

I am a Newbie at dancing too... Right now I am learning some Hindi dancing but I am looking to take a class in belly dancing or what ever I can find at the University near me.

Teehee I am still trying to figure out what I will do. I am sure Break dancing is not an option because I would do more breaking than dancing. As of right now the plan is Cardio (eather something from YouTube or a DVD) and Yoga. I have some of the P90 series DVDs and they are always interesting to do at 5am :)

May The Force Be With Us All!

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First complete day of my first challenge was great! 30 minutes of Yoga in the morning along with small amounts of free weights. I did learn that I do not like the DVD I chose.. three minutes of talking before she begins, going to have to find a new one lol If anyone has any recommendations please let me know mine is from Gaiam.

For dinner I decided to make Veggie Pho soup, fresh ginger, garlic, Bok Choy, mustard greens, carrots, with yummy spices. The soup was amazing.

One day down....many more to go!

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Second day down!

Did my Yoga this morning and did very well as far as diet all day.

I am going to try a climbing tomorrow at a climbing Gym with my husband and a friend. I have never tried any climbing so I am a little nervous! I have problems imagining a climbing gym? Do you climb into the gym and then have to climb out? J/k lol We will see how it goes and hopefully I don't embarrass myself and fall or hurt myself.

Started looking into getting a pair of Vibram FiveFingers for jogging. I have a pair of KSOs that I wear around but I do not run in them. I love the ones I have and I have heard great things about their Bikila ones for running.

I realized I have not been jogging in weeks because I am spoiled and hate the cold lol (it does not really get that cold in NM.... once it hits below 50...Its "cold" lol) Going to look into jogging in cold weather and try to get motivated!! Got to love the easy access to information on the internet :)

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Last two days have been crazy!....Went to a rock climbing gym yesterday and It was so fun!! I could only get half up before I started getting really nervous and wanted to come down but I hope to go back and get further! My eating habits were not so good yesterday but Today was better. I did not work out today but I am planning to meditate before bed. Hopefully it will be better outside tomorrow so I can go for a jog or something different

The holiday season is officially over now and it is the time for life reflection. I don't want to make a new years resolution however, I want to make a point to appreciate what I have this year. When looking at all the things we don't have it can be hard to take a step back and recognize what we have.

I hope everyone had a wonderful celebration of the new year!

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Today was boring but overall it was a good day! Went and picked up a Bollywood Dance workout video..omg..omg..and yes omg! It was a blast and after 50 minutes I was feeling goofy but nicely tired!

Did some experimenting with food today. Attempted to make my own vinaigrette, one more healthy than store bought, and I failed. LOL I thought I had the recipe memorized but I am sure I did something incorrect. Need to look up another recipe on the internet and cross my fingers.

I am scheduled to go to the climbing Gym again tomorrow. I am super excited and I am pondering getting a membership, it only sucks that you cannot really go there alone to work out because needing someone to belay for you. My goal for climbing will be to make it over halfway on every wall I attempt! I have no skill at it so I guess I will rely on luck and maybe pure stubbornness!! :)

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You know, I am a really good cook, and I have never been able to make a good vinaigrette. What is the deal? I have had good homemade vinaigrette, so I know it is possible I just can't seem to do it either. If you come up with a magic formula please share!

 

 

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Well yesterday was both good and bad lol....

My dogs and I went on a 30 minute adventure around the neighborhood and I went to the climbing gym (got my very own membership now lol)

Foodwise not so good. Lunch was over half a calzone and dinner ended up being Indian food because none of the grocery stores has spring roll wraps and everyone was tired form climbing :(

Overall it was a boring day and I stayed on my computer entirely too long lol But alas another day has come so another chance :)

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Well done on going climbing so often. Don't despair about the need for a belay partner, though; you might be able to make friends with someone who is already a member and schedule climbs together. It might even make things easier if you feel responsible for someone else. I'm due to start my solo swimming routine this week, and (as I've never done it before) I'm feeling a little daunted. Keep at it!

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Congrats on the climbing gym membership, I hope you enjoy it well and get to use it often :) Your awesome attitude toward not beating yourself up is inspiring, I need to take a page from your book, I've been eating awfully the last few days and have been kicking myself in the pants today >.< but you're absolutely right: another day, another chance :D

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Well yesterday was a lazy day (seems I have many of those) I made two batches of soap, something that I have not done in over a year. I did 30 minutes of yoga. I wish I had done more but I learned that my favorite prof from my undergrad degree passed away. Second death in a week so I just wanted to veg. Watched Lord of The Rings to zone myself out. Did fairly well eating wise but I could have done better. Now its back to work and I am grumpy just thinking about it lol!

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First day back to work after the holidays. Managed to do 20 minutes of Yoga before work and did day one of my 100 push ups and 200 squats app. Ate okay...ate well at work but between work and school I did not manage my dinner serving very well. Failed on my reading goal for class.... did not even skim my required reading for the day lol... need to do the reading for Thursday's class. I guess the weekend will allow me to play catch up!

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Oh man, I was never very good at playing catch up for reading for school, which is why I used to hate that I'd let it happen that I had to so much >.< Hopefully the reading isn't too boring so you can get through it quickly. How are those apps, I'm really thinking about getting an ipod touch just so I can run apps like those to help me out.

Let's do this damn thing already!

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Wow, Faline, you're doing great! Congrats on the climbing gym membership! Do they have an area for you to practice bouldering? it should be fairly low the ground so you don't need a partner, but you can practice moving around on a wall. So much fun.

"Let another say. 'Perhaps the worst will not happen.' You yourself must say. 'Well, what if it does happen? Let us see who wins!' ".

- Seneca, 63 AD

"There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength." - Henry Rollins

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Ahh I have not posted in a few days.... weird life occurrences. I have been unable to exercise before work due to the extreme time change (at work by 4am) and I have been lazy :( .... I did spend two hours at the climbing gym.. It was a blast and I am sore but in a good way. I am going to try to work my workouts in at a different time and stick to my plan :)

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Working out has been doing okay, (had the bright idea to start playing World of Warcraft again lol) Continuing the pushups and squats program on my Iphone and did a belly dancing DVD last night (omg I should record myself, I was so lost and I am sure I did nothing as pretty as they did...but it was fun!). I also did some stretching throughout the day. I cannot wait to go to the climbing gym today! Had to wake up extra early to be at work by 4am so for the past couple hours I have be doing squats to keep myself awake lol ....It works well! :) Trying to convice myself running in the cold is okay..but we will see if I believe myself lmao

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...Trying to convice myself running in the cold is okay..but we will see if I believe myself lmao

Oh man, I know what you mean. I woke up this morning, telling myself "Gotta run, gotta run...", check the temperature 3 degrees Farenheit. 3 whole degrees. I'll go run during lunch instead ;p

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Well might as well update while I am sitting in class. =^..^=

Doing well with food but kinda lazy on working out...I am finding that I am confused on what my calorie intake should be. Keep reading different things, some say I am eating too little typically getting right at 1200 a day. I am looking to lose weight but I have no idea lol My goal is to get a good workout in tomorrow b/c today is shot for working out because my class is from 6-10pm :( then sleeeeeeeep!

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Over halfway done with the 28 day challenge and I am still working on it. Last two morning I have gotten up and done a small 15-20 minute workout before work. I now go to the climbing gym about twice a week and am still trying to convince myself to find the time to jog. Overall I am slowing trying to work out for me and I believe that has been the key difference between maintaining any sort of lifestyle change. Every time I try to loose weight It is normally not for me. Losing weight to pass my physical fitness test and not because I want it seems to make me rebel. Happy in my rebellion I feel compelled to not loose weight but to live a heathy lifestyle. If I loose weight because of that GREAT but I will not slave myself away!

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