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I have a yo-yo relationship with fitness. It's either full bore, Insanity/P90X addict, or couch potato. The first generally leads to burnout or injury, which leads to the second, which tends to linger until my pants are too tight, which then sends me back to to the first. Rinse and repeat. My ultimate (for now) goal is to build consistency of habit without the extremes; a sane, geek-based approach that keeps me motivated. For me, that means visualizing myself as a kick ass assassin/swashbuckler/ranger who climbs the walls of the castle in the dark of night, subdues the guard and opens the gates to awesomeness.  I'm not sure what actual exercise routine that translates into yet. 

 

Mission 1: Exercise 5x wk. It does not have to be Insanity or p90X, or an hour long slog-fest. A walk-run, hike, or yoga counts, too! (This may be obvious to some of you, but I have some sort of block about it.)

 

Mission 2: Reduce wheat, sugar, and dairy in my diet. Add more fruit/veggies at every meal. Less meat for meat's sake. No boxed freezer meals.

 

Mission 3: No slamming myself for mistakes/ skipped days. Get back on the horse and keep going.

 

Mission 4: Try a new kind of exercise class; parkour or rock climbing or barre or hot yoga or...  at least 2x during the challenge. 1x a week would be bonus points.

 

Life Goal: Schedule, study for, take, and pass the next exam in my licensure series.

Sakag 
Level 1 Gnome.
Assassin at heart.
STR 1|DEX 3|STA 3|CON 3|WIS 3|CHA 2
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Welcome to the rebellion Sakag! I hope you great luck with your goals and life mission, and hope to see you on the battlefield!

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"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."


 


First Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/36800-this-viking-is-going-to-battle/

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@ShadowSilk, re: primal eating-- that's pretty much where I'm headed. However, I've discovered that my brain does not like labelled types of eating; if I'm trying to follow something that says I can't have chocolate cake, for instance, I will crave chocolate cake like it's air and I'm faced with drowning. But I will not crave chocolate cake if there's no reason I can't have it, or if it's not on a proscribed foods list of sorts. I'll actually forget chocolate cake exists. So I try to do less labelling for my own sanity and reward center wiring. Instead of "I can't have that," when I grocery shop I think, "don't need it, don't want it," and then challenge myself to find something I do want and need to eat, like a new vegetable recipe.   It's weird, but it seems to work better for me.

Sakag 
Level 1 Gnome.
Assassin at heart.
STR 1|DEX 3|STA 3|CON 3|WIS 3|CHA 2
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So. 

I ate well today and last night for dinner. Lentil curry or sushi tonite, haven't decided yet, since I just walked in the door. 

Exercise today... I walked to lunch, which only sort of counts. 

 

This is why I have to work out before work, so when the super secret oh my gosh so and so scheduled a big fancy presentation of your stuff in 2 days and didn't tell anybody (freak out!), quick make it pretty long hours turn up, I'm already ahead of the game instead of behind the eight ball.

 

I am so ordering a hula hoop. Because I can, and it will make me happy.

 

Assassins do not slack. This is my new get up at oh-dark-hundred move my butt mantra. 

 

ASSASSINS DO NOT SLACK! 

 

I can totally do this.

Sakag 
Level 1 Gnome.
Assassin at heart.
STR 1|DEX 3|STA 3|CON 3|WIS 3|CHA 2
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I'm so frazzled, I forgot to thank everyone for the encouragement. I'm so rude!

Svlad, bam, Turpin, you guys all rock and I look forward to making great strides towards success with you all!

Sakag 
Level 1 Gnome.
Assassin at heart.
STR 1|DEX 3|STA 3|CON 3|WIS 3|CHA 2
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Morning workout complete. 2 and a half (halved the reps) circuits for ABWW. I did have to skip the dips, I don't have 2 pieces of furniture that lend them to that. Will have to figure out something for them. 

 

Hooray, ahead of the game, but now I have to scurry if I'm to get to work on time; that took longer than I thought it would.

Sakag 
Level 1 Gnome.
Assassin at heart.
STR 1|DEX 3|STA 3|CON 3|WIS 3|CHA 2
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Workout complete. Yoga today, which I am entirely meh about.  My brain wanders.  But since there are so many different kinds of yoga, I keep trying it.

Off to forage for breakfast...

Sakag 
Level 1 Gnome.
Assassin at heart.
STR 1|DEX 3|STA 3|CON 3|WIS 3|CHA 2
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Yes, flexibility. And some sort of stress relief or detoxification of chakras or quieting of the mind or something.  But mostly flexibility and balance.

 

As for the journey:

Today I skipped dinner because of a scheduling conflict. I barely got a workout in this evening.

Then I got stuck trying to change out of my workout clothes and staggered around the bedroom for a while doing my best impersonation of a T-rex with her head stuck in a t-shirt. 

 

I'm so graceful.

Sakag 
Level 1 Gnome.
Assassin at heart.
STR 1|DEX 3|STA 3|CON 3|WIS 3|CHA 2
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