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The Fellowship of the Fit is here for you!

 

 

Geared at first timers, the Fellowship of the Fit is here to help give you that little push you need when you just can't motivate yourself to lift yourself off the couch.  We will help you get your butt to Mount Doom. 

 

 

 

Looking for more members of all fitness persuasions to help fight the dragon of procrastination.

 

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Whoo!  Welcome aboard!  We totally can do this. :D

 

So what are your insecurities today?   I'll start.

 

 

Yesterday, I completely kicked my own butt working out.  Really, I was trying to push myself in the same way I would have six months ago, but I'm simply not in the same shape I was six months ago.  It was a bit of a wake up call, but I'm not deterred.  I just need to take it a bit easier on myself.  I'm my harshest critic.

 

Also, I've got a job interview today... wish me luck!

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Hooray!  Well, I was thinking step one could be checking in on each other frequently (daily if possible, but life comes first).  If anyone's interested in exchanging emails/skype usernames, I'd be up for that too.  

 

It'd also probably be helpful for us each to address the kind of support we think we each need.  Someone might need encouragement, while others respond better to tough love.  

 

And ultimately, it only works if we're all honest.  So when you slip and take down a box of truffles, or decide today just isn't a day for jogging, fess up.  We're here to help with that!

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Well, this weekend was rough on me...my boyfriend and son wanted pizza and well, I didn't know how much I wanted pizza too until I ate a huge share of it. :( I'm not proud....however I did workout a little but not enough to make me feel well about my decision. TOday I worked out for an hour. Jump rope and resistance bands. I feel good, I have a nice sweat working up, and I'm watching Bridezillas :) I like this feeling a lot more.

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Hooray!  Well, I was thinking step one could be checking in on each other frequently (daily if possible, but life comes first).  If anyone's interested in exchanging emails/skype usernames, I'd be up for that too.  

 

It'd also probably be helpful for us each to address the kind of support we think we each need.  Someone might need encouragement, while others respond better to tough love.  

 

And ultimately, it only works if we're all honest.  So when you slip and take down a box of truffles, or decide today just isn't a day for jogging, fess up.  We're here to help with that!

 

I'm down for exchanging emails! 

 

 

Well, this weekend was rough on me...my boyfriend and son wanted pizza and well, I didn't know how much I wanted pizza too until I ate a huge share of it. :( I'm not proud....however I did workout a little but not enough to make me feel well about my decision. TOday I worked out for an hour. Jump rope and resistance bands. I feel good, I have a nice sweat working up, and I'm watching Bridezillas :) I like this feeling a lot more.

 

Hi!! *wave

It's okay. I think it's particularly hard when our family isn't eating the same way we are, so I definitely know what you are talking about. Once in a while, I'm pig out with my husband, too. But, those times just makes me realize that I want to COOK for us, b/c I know my cooking is a lot healthier AND I get to control what we eat. 

Don't be too hard on yourself. Just keep looking forward - good job today for working out!

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I'm down for exchanging emails! 

 

 

 

Hi!! *wave

It's okay. I think it's particularly hard when our family isn't eating the same way we are, so I definitely know what you are talking about. Once in a while, I'm pig out with my husband, too. But, those times just makes me realize that I want to COOK for us, b/c I know my cooking is a lot healthier AND I get to control what we eat. 

Don't be too hard on yourself. Just keep looking forward - good job today for working out!

well, that's just it. I cook dinner every weekday. I use plenty of veggies and meat and I do my best to limit grains...but the weekend is spent loafing around and eating whatever is offered on group on or the family dinners. Its no excuse but I hate to say "no" to my family. I guess I need to find healthier alternatives :/

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Hi, I saw the title of this group and could not help myself, I had to join. I'm all signed up and everything. I didn't even know that these things existed but it seems like a great way to get accountable so here I am. You have my paintbrush!

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well, that's just it. I cook dinner every weekday. I use plenty of veggies and meat and I do my best to limit grains...but the weekend is spent loafing around and eating whatever is offered on group on or the family dinners. Its no excuse but I hate to say "no" to my family. I guess I need to find healthier alternatives :/

 :( i know... I hate to say no to family.

 

Here's what's been (sort of) working for me:

1. Let my family know that grains are not good for ME and it gives me stomach problems. I think they are a lot more receptive to the idea that I'm trying to avoid things that are harmful to me. It's also a bit easier when I just talk about myself rather than pointing the finger at everyone else (I used to say "grains are not good for anyone!")

2. I pack a green smoothie whenever we go out to eat. I usually put flax seed and hemp seed in my smoothie so it's pretty filling. I let myself have a slice of pizza with everyone, but in the end, I really can't pig out TOO much b/c I'm already too full!

Plus, you can get your daily dose of spinach/kale this way ;) win-win.

 

 

Good luck :) I'm struggling with the same thing so we can cheer each other on!

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Whoo!  Welcome aboard, Nykollah and Lady Eleventy!  I'm so excited to see so many people interested and on board.  I have a tendency to get really worked up about something at first... then lose confidence and become surprised when I realise I've stopped doing it.  Hopefully, we can encourage each other out of similar slumps. 

 

 

I'm down for exchanging emails! 

 

Awesome!  I think this is probably best done by PM, for privacy's sake, but I'm also happy to make a password protected google docs sheet for members, with emails and skype names.  I think emailing could be an excellent safety net - if someone doesn't check in for a few days, we email to make sure they haven't fallen off the wagon.

 

 

well, that's just it. I cook dinner every weekday. I use plenty of veggies and meat and I do my best to limit grains...but the weekend is spent loafing around and eating whatever is offered on group on or the family dinners. Its no excuse but I hate to say "no" to my family. I guess I need to find healthier alternatives :/

 

 It is really hard to say "no" to people who want junk food that you find delicious.  I don't have children, but I have friends who are kind of like children, and when they want a pizza and gaming binge, I lack the willpower to resist.  One of the things I've found super helpful is by finding ways to indulge that are secretly pretty healthy.

One example of this is a "cookie dough dip" from a website called Chocolate Covered Katie. Recipe here.  It's a protein-filled hummus that tastes like a deeply sinful bowl of cookie dough.  I adore it, and my geek friends do too.  The Chocolate Covered Katie website is full of recipes that are satisfying but don't destroy your diet plans.   I've not found a completely worthwhile pizza substitute yet, but I'm still looking. 

The Osprey

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Current Challenge: Learning to Fly |  My group: Fellowship of the Fit

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well, that's just it. I cook dinner every weekday. I use plenty of veggies and meat and I do my best to limit grains...but the weekend is spent loafing around and eating whatever is offered on group on or the family dinners. Its no excuse but I hate to say "no" to my family. I guess I need to find healthier alternatives :/

 

I know that feel bro, my family is southern and it there's one thing that they love it's their starches. Trying to change diet in my house is almost comparable to changing religion (I did that too but that's a different story), it's the end of the world if you are not eating the baked ziti or the potatoes with your steak, and if you avoid those hasbrowns, well, you don't even want to know. It is really hard for them to understand why I do the things I do, they generally attribute it to a fad diet and give me shit about it so I quit. But this time, I went ot a damn nutritionist just to prove that I was doing the right thing for my body and they are finally listening. Though their acceptance is kind of like a child accepting that they have to take cough medicine. What really makes it easier for them is that when they do make dinner or breakfast, I ask if they can make little adjustments for me. Like my mother makes this enchilada bake with tortillas and stuff for the layers, I asked if she could make a part of it without it. It turned out kind of like soup but it tasted damn good and had no glueten or anything in it. In my family, the trick is not to be too special and try making your need for accommodation easier on them. Gentle suggestions make healthier options and aren't really saying "no" to family, just "Yes please, but without the bread"  BUT that's just me. 

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  :( i know... I hate to say no to family.

 

"Here's what's been (sort of) working for me:

1. Let my family know that grains are not good for ME and it gives me stomach problems. I think they are a lot more receptive to the idea that I'm trying to avoid things that are harmful to me. It's also a bit easier when I just talk about myself rather than pointing the finger at everyone else (I used to say "grains are not good for anyone!")

2. I pack a green smoothie whenever we go out to eat. I usually put flax seed and hemp seed in my smoothie so it's pretty filling. I let myself have a slice of pizza with everyone, but in the end, I really can't pig out TOO much b/c I'm already too full!

Plus, you can get your daily dose of spinach/kale this way ;) win-win.

 

 

Good luck :) I'm struggling with the same thing so we can cheer each other on!"

Thanks, Melody. I've never considered using flax seed or hemp seed in my meals. I use a lot of quinoa to reduce our rice intake and it's working to fill me up sooner. :) I'm eating a lot more food that is high in fiber and, preferably, organic, but it's those pesky weekends. I will definitely bring flax seed with me to sprinkle on to my meals. What a GREAT idea! Thanks again. :):):):)

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Question, I am trying to determine whether or not my yesterday should actually count toward my overall challenge and here is why.

I don't have a colon because of reasons that are long winded and thus are super sensitive to foods. As per my challenge rules that state that I am allowed to have one non-paleo meal a day, I had flour tortilla chips with some spinach dip before my paleo meal. Well I had never had trouble with chips before but recently I have been having adverse reactions to white flour products due to my abstention from them as of late, though generally mild. However, when I got home my super sensitive insides were rather livid with me. I thought nothing of it but later I had to skip dinner and lay down due to this discomfort and cramping. I usually do my strength training at night, and I had to miss it because of my insides being rather unhappy with my food choices.

Now, I cannot decide whether I should grade my day with my water, steps, and other accomplishments and leave out the workout grade, grade it completely and give a zero in the work out area, or just simply omit the  day entirely. Any opinion on the matter would be greatly appreciated :)

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 It is really hard to say "no" to people who want junk food that you find delicious.  I don't have children, but I have friends who are kind of like children, and when they want a pizza and gaming binge, I lack the willpower to resist.  One of the things I've found super helpful is by finding ways to indulge that are secretly pretty healthy.

One example of this is a "cookie dough dip" from a website called Chocolate Covered Katie. Recipe here.  It's a protein-filled hummus that tastes like a deeply sinful bowl of cookie dough.  I adore it, and my geek friends do too.  The Chocolate Covered Katie website is full of recipes that are satisfying but don't destroy your diet plans.   I've not found a completely worthwhile pizza substitute yet, but I'm still looking. 

 

You should try cauliflower pizza crust! Just google it. I haven't tried it out personally but heard a lot of good things about it.

 

Question, I am trying to determine whether or not my yesterday should actually count toward my overall challenge and here is why.

I don't have a colon because of reasons that are long winded and thus are super sensitive to foods. As per my challenge rules that state that I am allowed to have one non-paleo meal a day, I had flour tortilla chips with some spinach dip before my paleo meal. Well I had never had trouble with chips before but recently I have been having adverse reactions to white flour products due to my abstention from them as of late, though generally mild. However, when I got home my super sensitive insides were rather livid with me. I thought nothing of it but later I had to skip dinner and lay down due to this discomfort and cramping. I usually do my strength training at night, and I had to miss it because of my insides being rather unhappy with my food choices.

Now, I cannot decide whether I should grade my day with my water, steps, and other accomplishments and leave out the workout grade, grade it completely and give a zero in the work out area, or just simply omit the  day entirely. Any opinion on the matter would be greatly appreciated :)

 

I think you should definitely count your accomplishments! I like to look at the positive sides and motivate myself, so I wouldn't duck myself missing a workout b/c I didn't feel well.

Give yourself a grade that will motivate you to work harder and continue this challenge :)

 

just my 2cents :) :)

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I will totally check out cauliflower pizza crust!  I'm not paleo (I'm vegan, actually - please don't hate me :D ), but I try to lean on the paleo side in regards to grains.  

 

 

Eleventy - I totally agree with Melody here, count the small wins, and give yourself a break on the things that didn't work out the way you wanted.  The grades are for you, there's no cheating them, and you can't really be held accountable when your insides rebel. 

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Also, I think it'd be helpful if we got to know each other, so we can have a decent bead on where we're coming from and why we're doing what we're doing.

 

I'm Laura.  I'm 26, I'm from the US, but lived in the UK for five years.  I recently moved back because I decided to up and leave my career.  (It wasn't a rash decision, but occasionally it feels that way)  I'm currently living with my parents, which is a bummer as I moved out when I was 15, so things can be pretty stressful in that regard.  I cook for myself and my parents most days of the week.  

 

Fitness-wise, I spent my teen years doing ballet six days a week, then started running when I was 22.  At 24, I did a marathon and an ultra marathon.  Now I'm getting a bit depressed, lazy, and trying to catch myself before I fall into a cycle of sadness and unhealthy habits.  Basically, I need 2014 to rock, and I'm aware I'm the only one who can make that happen.

 

My broad interests are reading, history, art, acoustic guitar, birds of all kinds, and indie films.  I play more RPG computer games than is probably healthy, and cheesy Scifi television is my guilty pleasure.

 

I have a tendency to fall off the grid for days at a time and be pretty poor at keeping in touch.  Keep me in line! :D

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I think you should definitely count your accomplishments! I like to look at the positive sides and motivate myself, so I wouldn't duck myself missing a workout b/c I didn't feel well.

Give yourself a grade that will motivate you to work harder and continue this challenge :)

 

just my 2cents :) :)

 

 

Eleventy - I totally agree with Melody here, count the small wins, and give yourself a break on the things that didn't work out the way you wanted.  The grades are for you, there's no cheating them, and you can't really be held accountable when your insides rebel. 

 

I think you both are right, thank you for the advice. I graded my day as N/A for the workout because of my sickness. Yesterday I wasn't really feeling up to snuff either because it interrupted my sleep schedule and so I gave that day a 50 % because I could have done something just not the entire  run but i didn't thus, 50 %. I really appreciate the help. Sometimes I get too hard on myself out of the fear that I am too easy on myself. It helps having others to help put things in perspective :D

 

 

 

 

RIGHT, I'm Ele or Lady, or Eleventy, or really whatever, I'll answer to about anything. I live in Phoenix Arizona for the moment, though I spent 2 years in Flagstaff at NAU until I moved back here in September because I lost my job, changed my major and are waiting on Army approval to go live in South Korea with my awesome husband. We got married on the 8th of November, after he got his orders so now I have to wait to see if his commanders will let me come over. It's complicated and yeah, the Army.

 

ANYWAY! I am a HUGE crafter. I like to paint, draw, design tattoos, sculpt, and now I scrapbook! Seriously, crafting is such a huge part of my life, it's ridiculous. Oh, I also love to read anything from Elizabeth Peters to Shakespeare and I don't have a colon. (Lotr, HP, encyclopedia's, fan fiction, the works) 

 

I am a baby paleo so I don't eat the following:

Wheat products, rice, white potatoes, most beans, and milk (though I still eat cheese because I am a baby and I like my cheese)

However, I do allow myself one meal a day that has ONE of these products in it because I am still adjusting. At the 3 week mark in my current challenge (which you can find via the link in my signature) I am going to lessen that to one meal every other day with one product in it. Though already my body has showed significant signs that even moderate amounts of wheat products are no longer welcome. So I try to stay away from those as much as possible.

 

As far as exercise is concerned, I am a big fan of strength training, swimming, and yoga. Also, anything outside is always lovely. That being said, though I have never liked running, I really want to learn parkour because it's my dream to become an assassin. So I am trying to learn to like running. It's not really working, but I shall not give up.

 

On a nerdy video game side note, I love Assassins Creed, Injustice (seriously, I went apeshit because I totally got to kick as with Wonder Woman, it's great), Fall Out, Mario Cart, and Battlefield.  I was never really into gaming until I met Timothy 2 years past, so if you have any game suggestions, I am so very open to them :D

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Hi, I was looking for a beginner group and I found this awesome one :) So I just signed up. Am I the only guy ? haha
Anyway.

 

I'll talk a little bit about myself too since it's the trend here at the moment ^_^

 

My name is Jean-François, but everyone call me Jeff (it's way easier to say right ?). I'm a French Canadian (So my native language is French). I'm 28. I live in Quebec City. I've lived in Malmö, Sweden for some times too.

As a living I'm a Team Lead Level Designer who works for Ubisoft. I've been working in the video game industry for a little bit more than 8 years now.
If video game is your stuff, I've worked on Prince of Persia, I've worked on all Assassin's Creed game since Brotherhood. I've "created" from scratch the CCG Might & Magic : Duel of Champion.

 

I've joined Nerd Fitness 2 weeks ago and that was a revelation. I've started Bodyweight Workout and I'm 95% Paleo nutrition wise. That's easier that I was expected ! And god I never felt so great.

I've also started to sleep at normal hour and wake up at normal hour. You know, from a gamer perspective, that's pretty hard ! I normaly go to sleep at like, 1 or 2 am, haha. Now I go to sleep at like 22-23.

 

 

My passions are Video Games (yeah, that's also my job !), Snowboard, Tango, Training and being Healthy (now that's a passion !). I've played Bass for 11 years and stoped 3 or 4 years ago. Now I'm singing instead, and dance ! I like probably every kind of music from Heavy Metal to PsyTrance.

 

I think that's it ! ^_^

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Is jumping into a group at this point in the challenge taboo?  I swear I've been here the whole time, but for various reasons I'm still unattached...  :tongue:

 

I don't think s.. I just joined a couple days ago xD

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