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dimech, just one flippin pull up!


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Ok, so I'm starting a week late. I live in South Korea and just came back from a two week holiday in my home country, England, where I spent the majority of time stuffing my face and not working out. Now I'm back on track and ready to get started again!


Main quest:

I want to be able to run a half marathon. This is my serious long term goal. It looks impossible to me right now, but I'm hoping the more challenges I do, the closer I'll get!


Challenge 2 specific goals:

I have two things that I'd like to be able to do by the end of this challenge.

1. Run 6 miles.

2. Be able to do one, JUST ONE, pull up.


Goals for this challenge:

  • Do splits stretches once every day. (It's kind of another goal of mine to be able to do the splits, but I have no idea where to put that)
  • Do the beginner body weight workout (with adaptations) twice a week.
  • Go for three runs a week.
  • Eat 2 paleo meals every day.

Grades per week:

                       A     B     C     D     E     F

Paleo meals:  14   12    10    8     6      4

Workouts:       5     4      3     2     1      0

Stretches:       7     6      5     4     3      2


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Ah yes, I stuck with Strava in the end. Once I've gotten a few weeks of data in that app, I didn't want to switch. It's a pretty clean and nice app although it's mostly basic!

I don't have any friends there, but I tried to make it social by posting screen caps of the runs I did on my challenge thread. :)

Aaand on my running - I just did 5k in 33min! Which is good for me! Though I still have a looong way to go ;)

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Week 1 3rd - 9th March

  • Paleo meals : 14/14

I actually thought that is would be more difficult at work, because I get lunches that are quite heavy on the rice, processed meat and other carbs, but its actually been pretty easy to adapt the meals and bring in my own paleo snacks, so I'd say that I've pretty much been paleo all week :D

  • Beginner Body Weight Workout : 2/2

Workouts going fine - adding reps and extra exercises gradually.

  • Runs : 3/3

I'm having a few hiccups with energy and running, but going to mess around with my carb intake before running and see if that helps. Despite this, I still managed to get my runs in (4.15 miles, HIIT run and a horrible 5 mile run with plenty of stops because of lack of energy).

  • Stretches : 7/7

Can't wait till I get them splits!! 


Week one, done!!


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Week 2 10th - 16th March

  • Paleo meals : 12/14

Visited a friends family for the weekend, so missed a couple of meals.

  • Beginner Body Weight Workout : 2/2
  • Runs : 2/3

I missed one as it was planned for when I got back from my weekend on Sunday, but we went hiking that day, so I thought nah. 

  • Stretches : 7/7

Week 3 17th - 23rd March

  • Paleo meals : 14/14
  • Beginner Body Weight Workout : 2/2
  • Runs : 3/3
  • Stretches : 6/7

I've been really strong this challenge and everything is feeling more like a habit than a conscious effort, which is awesome. 

I weighed myself and I have gone from 130lbs to 122.5lbs - which is actually not something I wanted to happen, but as a result of paleo I guess.

My longest run was 5.34 miles, which was an amazing run and soooo soooo close to my 6mile goal. I thought that I could definitely achieve that this week, but I ran on Tuesday and it's become obvious that I have shin splints. I figured the best way forward with that is rest. So I'm feeling pretty negative regarding my running right now.

Also, pull ups... I would say that I'm more than half way there, but im not sure it's going to happen before the end of this challenge. Oh well, progress is what I am looking for and I'm definitely doing MUCH better than at the beginning of this challenge!!

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Good job on your progress so far. I really want my goals to someday become habits, so hooray for you! How are you doing now that you only have a couple days left? Probably awesome!

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, "I'm possible!"


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