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Hellooo everyone!

For the new potential epic friends that will drop here, I'm Bastet, a French future physiotherapist.

I wasn't consistent in my last challenge and failed in most of my goals, but I have learned from my mistakes and taken some measures to prevent one more fail!

I will focus on building a solid fitness base and mostly train my willpower in order to tend, in the end, towards more ambitious goals.

So here are my new goals for the next 6 weeks:

1. WALK! +1CON, +2STA

I can't say that I don't walk. I walk 10 minutes 4 times a day to school, walk to make grocery shopping, to visit my friends, I climb my officially-5-but-it's-an-old-building-so-actually-like-8-in-modern-standards-floors stairs at least twice a day, and when I'm on internship I basically stand and walk 6 hours a day.

But walking is the base to a good health and a good fitness level, and I should do more. Plus, it's been 5 years that live in my city and I still don't know it. So, I'll be doing:

45min of walking on monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday

1h30 on saturday and sunday

I may seem huge, but it's actually pretty realistic considering my lifestyle, especially for the week-days. The challenge will be on the week-ends.

On week-ends I may switch walking to roller-blading for a little variety.

2. STRENGHTEN! +3STR, +2STA

Because I'm weak. Basically. This is particularly true for my upper body.

So I will be doing bodyweight strenght training (like Steve's ones) twice a week, on thursday and sunday.

3. STRETCH! +2DEX, +1CHA

After cardio and strenght training, the third angle of fitness: stretching. Some areas in my body are really flexible, and some are really NOT (harmstrings and calves: yes, I'm talking to you).

For that one, 2 ways:

a good stretching session after each strenght training

two 30-minutes yoga session each weeks, on wednesday and saturday

Yoga was part of my goals for the last challenge, and I really enjoyed it. So I decided to include it in that challenge too.

4. SLEEP! +2CON, +2WIS

I never slept well, and I'm constently tired because of this. I plan on consulting a physician but I know that building a solid sleep schedule will help me.

I'm gonna pick one habit each week to add to my "sleep routine".

week 1: go to bed at 22:30 top

week 2: drink an infusion

week 3: turn off computer or tv one hour before and read instead

week 4: gently stretch the body (especially the neck)

week 5: write down everything that comes to my mind for ten minutes to relieve the stress

week 6: NOTHING, just consoliding the habits

I will evaluate how I follow my routine, and very subjectively evaluate how I feel, if I sleep more or better, if I'm less tired.

Grading for all goals:

A: 100%

B: 80%

C: 65%

D: 55%

E: 30%

F: under 30%

Here we go!

EDIT:

Starting stats:

age: 22

height: 157cm

weight: 58kg

bust: 83cm

waist: 74cm

hips: 87cm

thighs: 48cm

upper arms: 25cm

neck: 33cm

BF% (US Navy method): 24,4%

Bastet

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Nice goals, I liked all of them.

Loved what you did with the progression for the 4th goal! I shall think of ways to use it on my own goals, it seems really really helpfull!

Although it is no longer on my goals, I'll continue with my stretching classes, I hear you on the importance of it : )

 

You said at the end of your last challenge that the last 2 weeks were really downrs. Mine also were, so I say we redouble our attention when they come.

I'm sure we will be meeting frequently mademoiselle!

o/

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Welcome back Bas!  btw you didn't do too badly last challenge, imho :) good luck

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Sounds like good goals.  Good luck :)

Thank you! Good luck to you ;)

 

Nice goals, I liked all of them.

Loved what you did with the progression for the 4th goal! I shall think of ways to use it on my own goals, it seems really really helpfull!

Although it is no longer on my goals, I'll continue with my stretching classes, I hear you on the importance of it : )

 

You said at the end of your last challenge that the last 2 weeks were really downrs. Mine also were, so I say we redouble our attention when they come.

I'm sure we will be meeting frequently mademoiselle!

o/

Glad we meet again, cher monsieur \o/

I thought that I need more progression and more planning, so I decided to proceed with that weekly progression as I saw some rebels do it in their challenges. I hope it will work well (well, I hope I will work well through it).

Good to continue your stretching class! Plus it could improve your back pain.

It's really a good observation you made about the last two weeks, we should really remember to pay attention and kick each other's asses to pass through them :D

 

Welcome back Bas!  btw you didn't do too badly last challenge, imho :) good luck

Thank you! Yeah, I know it could have been worse, but I didn't feel like I was 100% in it. Hope to rock this one! Good luck to you too :)

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Those sound like great goals! Especially the sleep one.  Wish you luck and will be following along.

 

I'm also working on strength this challenge.  It's so important but it's easier to fall back on cardio...

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hi, great goals - especially the sleep goal! :)

*clicks follow*

 

hugs...

Yeah, sleep is really a problem, I really lack of it!

Good luck!

 

Those sound like great goals! Especially the sleep one.  Wish you luck and will be following along.

 

I'm also working on strength this challenge.  It's so important but it's easier to fall back on cardio...

Thank you! Yeah, strenght is not easy and doesn't feel natural to me. I've always been told by my parents to hike a lot, not to do push-ups :D

Let's get started, good luck!

 

 

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So, days #1 and #2:

 

Monday:

 

1. I walked 45 minutes, and as my ordinary trips weren't enough for that day, I had to wander around until I fill my time. It was the first time that I was walking in my city without any particular goals, and it felt pretty weird. I used to hike a lot, so walking just for pleasure seems legit to me, but in nature. I really don't like urban environment, especially the city I currently live in (old, dirty, ugly, noisy). But in order to complete the challenge I guess I will have to accept that :playful:

 

2. rest day

 

3. rest day

 

4. I had to study for an exam I had this morning, so I went to bed at 23:00. NOT GOOD

 

 

Tuesday:

 

1. Today I had a lot of trips (to school, to friends) so I walked for one hour and 15 minutes total. Totally rocking that thing!

 

2. rest day

 

3. rest day

 

4. Will make sure to go to bed in time! Even if I also have an exam tomorrow.

 

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See you!

Bastet

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I approve of your walking -- I think those times sound really solid.  It seems like you'll get to explore a lot of your city and get your heart in shape too!  BTW, what city do you live in?

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Hi Bastet,

 

Way to build a base for future - I really like your sleep goal!

 

Good luck on building your upper body strength - I'm an upper body wimp myself

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Oh, I really like the idea of using the walking goal to explore the city.  That's pretty cool!

Well, let's join useful to pleasant :D

 

I approve of your walking -- I think those times sound really solid.  It seems like you'll get to explore a lot of your city and get your heart in shape too!  BTW, what city do you live in?

Thanks! I live in Marseille (on the French mediterranean coast).

 

Hi Bastet,

 

Way to build a base for future - I really like your sleep goal!

 

Good luck on building your upper body strength - I'm an upper body wimp myself

Thank you! Yeah, upper body strenght is such a rack... even when I was rock climbing regularly I was desperatly weak :D

 

 

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So I went to bed at ten last night, that's perfect :)

 

Day #3

 

1. Walked 1 hour and 15 minutes. I went to a parc nearby, enjoyed the walk after my last exam before next week. Was pretty nice.

 

2. rest day

 

3. Did my 30-minutes yoga session! I now feel awesome.

 

4. I have no reason to stay up late so, I should be ok

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Nice day 3!  I am doing ok sleep wise so far.  I feel like I am not quite getting to sleep as fast yet, but I'll get us to it ;)

Thanks! Yeah, I've always been super long to fall asleep (from about half an hour in my best days to 3 hours in my worst), so I can't really help eheh.

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Nice day 3!  I am doing ok sleep wise so far.  I feel like I am not quite getting to sleep as fast yet, but I'll get us to it ;)

Thanks! Yeah, I've always been super long to fall asleep (from about half an hour in my best days to 3 hours in my worst), so I can't really help eheh.

Same problem here. What helped for a brief period was getting up earlier and earlier no matter what, so at the end of the day I would be really tired and fell asleep quicker.

o/

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I like how simple your goals are! For walking around town I know exactly what you mean by not liking urban city areas. I mostly hate walking for how boring it is in my suburban neighborhood. You said you're in Marseille? That is crazy amazing to me. Where I'm from an 'old' area is 50 years old. Did you see anything interesting on your walk? I like to people watch in city areas and make up stories about their lives in my head. Just don't get caught staring!

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I like how simple your goals are! For walking around town I know exactly what you mean by not liking urban city areas. I mostly hate walking for how boring it is in my suburban neighborhood. You said you're in Marseille? That is crazy amazing to me. Where I'm from an 'old' area is 50 years old. Did you see anything interesting on your walk? I like to people watch in city areas and make up stories about their lives in my head. Just don't get caught staring!

Wow, 50 years old? I think this is considered pretty recent in here :D Marseille is 2600+ years old, as far as I know. But what I don't like about it is not the fact that it is old, I like old, I like ancient, places with a story, but Marseille is so not maintened...

Good idea to imagine people life, my sunglasses would permit unspotted staring!

 

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Days #4, #5, #6:

 

Thursday:

1. Walked 35 minutes only. I had so many things to do at home, so I just walked what I needed to go do grocery shopping.

2. Did the beginner bodyweight workout, 2 circuits. That's not very much, but I had little time and hadn't trained for a while. But I had DOMS the day after, so I guess it was enough.

3. Stretched after my workout.

4. Went to bed at 22:30.

 

Friday:

1. Walked 30 minutes only, cause I only went to study at a friend's.

2. rest day

3. rest day

4. Went to bed at 1:00. Yeah, totally fucked up the thing :D

 

Saturday:

1. Walked 45 minutes only, cause I went study at a friend's and then made grocery shopping but since it was raining, I wasn't really on the mood to walk more outside.

2. rest day

3. Did a 20-minutes yoga session.

4. I'm so freaking tired from last night, I don't think I will blow the thing again!

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hello bastet,

do you realise you kicked it up a notch during the last days? id say, you are doing great! :)

 

had to laugh at 50 year old structures called ancient... ( my body is turning 46 , so i guess one could call me ancient soon..hehe )

 

keep rocking! :)

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hello bastet,

do you realise you kicked it up a notch during the last days? id say, you are doing great! :)

 

had to laugh at 50 year old structures called ancient... ( my body is turning 46 , so i guess one could call me ancient soon..hehe )

 

keep rocking! :)

Yeah thanks!

 

 

Damn, I was out so long... Have to say, I was so caught in my finals that I just forgot about the whole thing. Like totally.

But now finals are OVEEEERRR and I'm back in the arena!

 

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 Day #7

 

1. Walked 45 minutes. Not enough!

2. My neck was hurting so bad, my muscles were super stiff due to studying in weird position that I just couldn't work out.

3. rest day

4. Went to bed at 23:30

 

 

WEEK 1 WRAP UP:

1. sould have walked 405 minutes and I walked 350 minutes. 86% success: B

2. only one workout on 2, it's a 50% success: E

3. only one stretch session (cause one strenght workout), but 2 yoga sessions: 75% success, C

4. complete the challenge 5 days on 7, 71% success, C

 

Could have been better, but there's improvment since last challenge.

 

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Days 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

 

Monday:

1. Walked 30 minutes

2. rest day

3. rest day

4. Went to bed at 22:00

 

Tuesday:

1. Walked 30 minutes

2. rest day

3. rest day

4. Went to bed at 22:00

 

Wednesday:

1. Walked 30 minutes

2. rest day

3. forgot about the thing

4. went to bed at 22:30

 

Thursday:

1. Walked 60 minutes

2. forgot about the thing

3. Couldn't sleep so I had a great stretching session in my bed

4. Went to bed at 22:15

 

Friday:

1. Walked a lot. Way more than 45 minutes but I can't say exactly cause I was drunk (finals are over, ya know)

2. rest day

3. rest day

4. Went to bed at 2:30

 

 

See you people!

Bastet

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Days #13, #14:

 

Saturday:

1. Walked 45 minutes (more than an hour if you counts what I walked at 2:00 to come back home aha).

2. rest day

3. No yoga, no stretching! I was thinking I could do it later in the day but I ended up not doing it at all cause I had something to do. Note to self: not proscratinate the workouts.

4. Want to bed at 23:00.

 

Sunday:

1. Walked 30 minutes.

2. Same problem as saturday with yoga...

3. rest day

4. Went to bed at 2:00. Man this thing is blown up

 

I also just realized I totally forgot to drink an infusion before ging to bed the whole week.

 

WEEK 2 WRAP UP:

 

1. Walked 285 minutes. 70% success, C

2. No strenght training. 0% success, F

3. No yoga, 1 stretch. 25% success, F

4. Went to bed in time 3 days on 7, didn't drink infusion. 21% success, F

 

Sucky week! Had to deal with the end of my finals, and then with the celebration of the holidays (wich is great). I also spent a lot of time with the bf in the week end (wich is great², but doesn't help with my goals :D). The next weeks must be better.

 

See you!

Bastet

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Rough week 2, but you can bounce back and kick week 3 in the butt! :)

Thanks for your great support! But as you will see in the end of my post, it didn't happened :D

 

dont beat yourself up about last week. you had your finals and that makes things harder!

 

and you did well with your walking! :)

 

have a great time with your bf and enjoy summer... im thinking romantic strolls in nature... :)

If only... but he's on internship at the exact opposite of the country for six (SIX!) weeks --'

 

You can do it, Bastet! We're here for you.

Thank you so much! You rock *virtual hug*

 

Finals always take some time and socializing is important:) you still did a decent amount of walking and some yoga. Great Job!

Thanks! It's nice to have you around :)

 

 

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So, it's been so long, where are we up to? I'm lost. Don't even know in wich week we are. 4? Damn time flies.

 

Basically week 3 have been a mess. I just walk. Don't know how much excatly, but I think I wasn't prestty far from what I planned. I even hiked in mountain, I missed that, it was pretty cool.

Didn't strenght train, didn't do yoga, did stretch twice however cause I was feeling back pain.

I didn't really follow my sleep plan, socializing and seeing my bf almost everyday didn't help.

Let's say it was a global E.

 

Week 4:

I'm back to my parents for a few days (I'm back to Marseille tomorrow), so I basically in larva mode (beside some hiking). But even if I don't follow my sleep plan I have some regularity in my sleep schedule and I sleep quite well.

I will see how I will deal with the last 4 days of the week, but so far it's a D.

 

But something strange (but cool):

2 months ago, I'm pretty sure I was weighting 60kg, or at least 59. Now, I'm weighting 56kg. Last time I weighted 56kg I was 17. I don't know how I lost so much, I did nothing to. I basically ate like crap for a month during my finals.

Walking might be more efficient than I thought. This or I have a tenia.

 

For the next week I think I will change my strenght goal and switch to the blogilates beginner calendar. I lose momentum if I don't workout everyday. Maybe it will work better this way.

 

 

See you everyone! Good luck

Bastet

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