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Round Two Chickayeeeeah - Viprice


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Hi :)

 

So much has changed since my last challenge. So many exciting things to ramble about! I'm really good at rambling. It's a talent, I know.

 

Anyway, I'm technically a college student in the process of transferring schools. I'm currently taking a year off to sort all of that out, and in the meantime, I'm an intern in the marketing department of a healthcare company in Manhattan. On October 1st, I will be moving to the city for a few months, so that's terrifying and cool. I want to expand my horizons and see some awesome things before I go back to school. I'm really trying to use this next year to develop some healthy habits and to better myself and yeeeeeah.

 

Basically, by this time next year, I want to be a happy, healthy bad ass bitch. Can I say bitch on here? Yeah? Right?

 

Here's a random string of things that I like: animals. anything teal. hot yoga. nice teeth. happy people. talking to (friendly) strangers. almond butter. sickenly rich chocolate. paleo food experiments. ron weasley (I have a life size cutout of him in my room...judge me). ukuleles. people who sing in the subway. singing. painting. apples. ingrid michaelson. city & color. exploring. being awkward. things. 

 

I also blog sometimes! So here's some shameless self-promoting for you. Peep www.gapyearthings.com if you're interested in hearing about some of the random things I ramble about.

 

 

CHALLENGE STUFF WOOOOOOOO

 

Main Quest: Lose weight, and get back to the where I was before college.

Yeah I went to school and did the whole freshman 15 thing...make that freshman 35. But same thing right? So yeah, this is the main quest. It'll take a while, I know, but I was happy and confident at that weight, so I want to be there again. I'm hoping I'll get there around May. Slow and steady wins the race, right?

 

Goal 1: Complete the 21 day sugar detox. Once that's completed, maintain eating paleo (at least) 6 days a week.

I'm hooked on sugar. Specifically fruit sugar. So I'm going to deal with that.

 

Goal 2: Work out in some way, four days a week.

If I didn't push myself, it doesn't count. I'll be honest about it, I promise. When I move, I plan on starting up with CrossFit NYC, so I hope that'll keep me motivated.

 

Goal 3: Sleep more.

I don't sleep nearly enough. Most nights, I'll get 4-5ish hours if I'm lucky, so I want to change that. So the rule for this is at least 7.5 hours every night. I know I should say 8+, but it's just not really realistic for me right now. It will be in like October, so at that point, that'll be my goal.

 

Life goal: Volunteer.

I've wanted to help out the community in some way for a long, long time. And I've just been lazy and not done anything. So now I'm gonna do it.

 

Motivation: Confidence.

When I get to work tomorrow, I'll write it, hang it in my cubicle, and post a picture of it. Promise.

 

So yeah :). Here we go again.

 

Talk to me if you'd like.

 

Ok.

 

Bye :D.

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Wow! Sounds like you have quite the adventure ahead of you.  I'm jealous that you'll be able to get to a crossfit box.  Between my schedule and the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere I can't get out to one myself.  Keep us posted on your progress.

Half/Ogre, Ranger Level 0


STR: 0, Dex: 0, STA: 0, Con: 0, WIS: 0, CHA: 0

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Wow! Sounds like you have quite the adventure ahead of you.  I'm jealous that you'll be able to get to a crossfit box.  Between my schedule and the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere I can't get out to one myself.  Keep us posted on your progress.

Thanks so much! I'm super excited about everything that's coming. Moving is scary, but I know it's going to be a really cool experience. That blows that your schedule/location are keeping you from a crossfit box, but hopefully one day you can make it to one to try it! :)

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And as promised, here is the picture of my motivation in my cubicle! It's on a page from a pamphlet of one of the schools I'm looking at haha, which is kind of random but I thought the text applied to what I'm doing. It says, "You may sweat, but you'll never be bored." I hope that's what the next 6 weeks will look like!

 

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Sneaking in from the Rangers forum to say awesome goals! And also, I actually am a member at CrossFit NYC. In fact, I'm heading there as soon as I finish typing this post haha. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about CrossFit, that box in particular, New York City, or any of that!

 

Also, that's a great motivation pamphlet.

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you."

 

My Challenge Thread

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Sneaking in from the Rangers forum to say awesome goals! And also, I actually am a member at CrossFit NYC. In fact, I'm heading there as soon as I finish typing this post haha. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about CrossFit, that box in particular, New York City, or any of that!

 

Also, that's a great motivation pamphlet.

No way, that's awesome! I will definitely be in touch once I move :) I have so many questions haha. I'm pretty nervous, but I'm definitely excited to try it! Thank you so much for stopping by :)

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I hear you on the hooked on sugar thing, dealing with that as well, did a whole 30 but starting to introduce a bit of sugar back in, going to try and cut back though!

 

Great goals overall and it is great to hear about about you! Good luck overall!

Congrats on the whole 30, that's awesome! And yeah, sugar is a bitch. I think I could like live off of fruit. Damn sugar. Agh. Thank you, and good luck as well! :)

 

 

I like the volunteer goal you have :)

 

"(I have a life size cutout of him in my room...judge me)"  Oh, I have. 

 

Teal is good, but I prefer cyan myself.

 

Well thanks :) I just feel like it's pretty ridiculous to live in a community that you're not contributing to in some way. But that's just me haha. And hate on my ronald all you want. What we have is special, so I don't expect you to understand :P. I suppose Cyan is acceptable...even if it is a shade or so too blue.

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No way, that's awesome! I will definitely be in touch once I move :) I have so many questions haha. I'm pretty nervous, but I'm definitely excited to try it! Thank you so much for stopping by :)

 

Cool, looking forward to it! 

 

And my sister is obsessed with Ron Weasley, too, so no judgement here :P

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you."

 

My Challenge Thread

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Also, here's my grading system for this! I would love feedback on it. I can't decide if I'm being too lenient... :)

 

I'm gonna grade myself on a weekly basis, and then take the average at the end. A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 2, etc. I'm tweaking the standard rounding rules a bit so 0.6+ rounds up instead of 0.5. Is that weird? I don't know.

 

Anyway...yeah. 

 

Goal 1: 21DSD

A - 100% 21DSD friendly foods. No excuses or exceptions.

B - 1 mild slip-up (ate an extra serving from the "Limit Foods" list)

C - 2 mild slip-ups
D - 1 major slip-up (consumed anything on the "No Foods" list)
F - 3+ mild slip-ups/2+ major slip-ups/any combination of the two

 

Goal 2: 4 days of exercise

A - 4 good workouts.

B - 3 good workouts.

C - 2 good workouts.
D - 1 good workout.
F - 0 workouts.

 

Goal 3: Sleep

A - Average of 7.5+ hours.

B - Average of 7 - 7.5 hours.

C - Average of 6.5 - 7 hours.
D - Average of 6 - 6.5 hours.
F- Average of < 6 hours.

 

Life goal: Volunteer

I realized I left this goal somewhat vague. Ideally, I want to volunteer once a week at this shelter in my town. That's going to be somewhat difficult with my move and all, so I'm not going to give it a specific location or cause. I'm going to leave it at volunteering once a week in any capacity. This will be graded once at the end of the challenge instead of weekly.

A - Volunteered 6+ times.

B - Volunteered 5 times.

C - Volunteered 4 times.
D - Volunteered 3 times
F - Less than 3 times.

 

 

 

Aaaaaand yeah. That's that.

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I'm pretty stuck right now. I went to a concert last night in central park (It was City & Colour. My god, I love that man.) and didn't plan too well ahead of time and couldn't get to the gym. I did walk for like 3ish miles yesterday though, so I'm trying to decide if that counts as one of my workouts for this week. I mean walking doesn't require all that much effort, but eeeeeehhhhhh. 

 

I hate making decisions.

 

I shouldn't have just drank a coffee. That was stupid. Blaaaaaaah.

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Reviewing week 1 :)

 

Goal 1: 21DSD.

No cheating at all, so I'm really happy about that. A for this week.

 

Goal 2: 4 days of exercise.

So I struggled with how to evaluate this. I got a workout in at the gym twice and went to hot yoga once so there's a definite 3/4. On Friday, since I couldn't/didn't get to the gym, I walked around 3ish miles, which didn't require much effort. I tried to balance it out with some lacrosse wall ball and another walk on Sunday, but I feel like I would be cheating myself if I counted those mini, effortless workouts as one meaningful workout. So I'm just going to call it 3 workouts this week and take the B.

 

Goal 3: Sleep more.

Average 7 hours. It might not be 7.5 yet, but after averaging 4-5 in previous weeks, I'm still pretty happy about this one. So yeah, B.

 

Life goal: Volunteer..

Last week, I called a soup kitchen in my town to schedule some volunteer hours with them. I didn't get a response, so I'm going to call again today or tomorrow and see what's up.

 

And yeah. That's week 1.

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Sleep is certifiably amazing. To think that I wasted all those opportunities to sleep when I was younger and had the time.......

Preeeeeach.

 

 

Love the pic.  I hit the sheets are like 9-10ish because I gotta get ready for work at 5am. Pretty soon I'll have to make my eggs while it's dark out =/

Haha yeah, it's my go-to celebratory gif. And I've been doing something similar with my commute to work! It's usually still dark out when I get up to catch the train to work and usually getting dark out when I leave the office to catch the train to go home. It's the worst haha.

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Week 2 review wooooo:

 

Ok. I fucked up. Story time.

 

This weekend, I went apple picking with my family. We went to this little farm in the middle of Connecticut that we used to go to when I was kid (jokes on me, still a kid). The farm has apple picking and farmer's market things like homemade apple butter, apple cider, and fudge. I don't think I have any unhappy memories at that place. It's just awesome. And yeah. I've been ridiculously stressed out with moving, so when the opportunity presented itself to go absolutely bat shit food crazy, I went with it. Unfortunately. It started with an extra apple when we were picking them because I mean, let's be serious, how can you resist freshly picked apples? I could have easily just plucked em, put em in my bag, and moved on. But that just wasn't going to happen. And then it all kind of went downhill from there. We got back to the farmers market from the orchard and I chose not to resist all of the temptations around me. I justified taking a cup of hot apple cider because it's fall, hello. And then a piece of fudge...and then another piece of fudge...and then an apple cider donut...and then a bite of my sister's chocolate chip cookie...and by the time I got home, I felt absolutely sick to my stomach. I took a nap and when I woke up, I was craving sugar and garbage like no damn other. So I took the opportunity to eat my stress and ate everything in the house. So that was Saturday. On Sunday, I woke up feeling like garbage. My mom came by to help me pack and bring things to the apartment, which was nice. I like spending time with her. Yeah. So that was stressful too because we ended up running late and my roommate-to-be had dinner plans and I was fucking those up, so I was a mess because of it. We were on our way out of the house and my little sister drags me into the kitchen to show me something. She had used the apples we picked to bake two apple pies and she wanted me to try it. This girl is like mini betty crocker, let me tell you. She seemed so excited and I felt bad and again, I just went with it. I had forgotten to eat that day because I'd been packing, so I was pretty hungry. I felt full after a few generous pieces of pie, but obviously didn't stay full for long. After we dropped my things off, we went to a little Mexican restaurant in Harlem and I didn't bother restraining myself. Hello, enchiladas. So yeah, went home, felt awful. Not even sick, but just out of control. I just saw things and ate them because of the whole "well I already messed up today, so I might as well keep messing up" thing. That doesn't even make sense. So yeah, I had two days of just pure binging. And today, I feel gross, but I'm determined to not let that happen again. It's been a long, long time since I've felt so out of control like that, and I never want to go back to that place. I move into my apartment on Tuesday, so that should make things a lot easier.

 

AAAAAND on the bright side, I tried CrossFit on Friday and I'm in. It's incredible.

 

Goal 1: 21DSD.

F. Just F.

 

Goal 2: 4 days of exercise.

C. I worked out twice. With packing and apple picking, I just didn't make the time to work out this weekend. Oops.

 

Goal 3: Sleep more.

Average 7 hours again, so at least that's ok. B.

 

Life goal: Volunteer..

I got in touch with the homeless shelter in my town and the only time they could fit me in was at 6 am on Sunday. As much as I want to help, I needed the energy to pack. Wow, packing has been my excuse for a lot of things this week. I think I'm going to look for new places near the apartment to help out. Yeah.

 

Despite everything this weekend, I feel good about this upcoming week. I start Elements at CrossFit tonight, so that's exciting. And once I'm in my own place, I'll have control over what foods get brought into it. So there won't be anything for me to binge on there. Aside from like carrot sticks. But yeah.

 

OKAAAAY YEEEAH

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Apparently there's a tornado warning for New York today. That's good.

 

REVIEWING WEEK 3 YEEEAH

 

Goal 1: 21DSD.

Feeling much better than last week, but drank too much kombucha on Saturday. I managed to survive the sugar detox kind of, but actually not at all because of my binge in the middle. So I'll definitely be incorporating it into another challenge in the future. But not now. I miss strawberries. Onto 6 days of paleo! Grading for that will be A/F. Aaaand for this past week: B

 

Goal 2: 4 days of exercise.

Only exercised 3 times woooops. B.

 

Goal 3: Sleep more.

AAAAAND BEST NEWS EVER. Broke 8 hours...yes....8...every. damn. night. A

 

Life goal: Volunteer..

I didn't. I suck. I will I promise.

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Wait....Apple fudge?

 

Yes. Apple. Fudge. Caramel apple fudge to be exact. My stomach hurts just thinking about it haha.

 

 

WEEK 4 :D!

 

I'm just all around happy about last week and even more excited about this upcoming week. I think I've finally figured out how to pretend to be an adult and live on my own.

 

Goal 1: Paleo 6 days per week.

It's so much easier to eat healthy now that I'm buying/cooking everything myself. So I did accomplish my goal this week of eating paleo for 6 days out of 7. So yeah. A :D

 

Goal 2: 4 days of exercise.

Finally got back to 4 days of exercise. CrossFit twice, hot yoga twice. It was a good week. A.

 

Goal 3: Sleep more.

On track with 7.5 every night :) A. 

 

Life goal: Volunteer..

But I'm failing at this life goal. I'm trying to figure out if I'm actually busy or if I'm just making excuses for myself. Damn.

 

 

AAAAND the reason I'm so excited for this week is because Wednesday marks the end of my CrossFit Elements courses, which means I can start going to actual WODs on Thursday alsfgalkfjglaksjg! I've never been this excited to workout. Or lift heavy things.

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