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WOW!!  Crashed and burned on the last challenge.  I was trying to make things simple and fun and lost my way, SSOOOOO back to the basics I go.  Start fresh so to speak.  Forget about the failure and start new at the beginning to find out what happened.  No guilt, No beating myself up. Only looking to get better and look forward.

 

Food:  Keep a food journal   WIS 5pts for writing every day 3pts for filling in later

I will be dong this manaully - writing things down, with times that I eat and why/what I was feeling when I ate. I could try my fitness pal or something of the like, but they don't really add the "journaling" part so pen and paper it is for me

 

Exercise:  3pts DEX for yoga/3pts STR for crossfit  (.5 each week of doing 3 each)

Yoga 3/week in the morning before work - I tried this last challenge and did pretty good for the first 4 weeks.  I am NOT a morning person so this is difficult for me.  But I really want to get into the habit of getting up and moving in the am.  I have some pilates videos I might throw in also, but you get the point.

Crossfit  3/week - would prefer more but schedule doesn't always work with it.  I will  allow myself to go to class or do a crossfit style work out at home - see Exercise #2

Disclaimer - might allow myself only 2 crossfit workouts the week of May 10 before Murph I don't want to go to class Friday night and be sore Saturday morning - will depend on the workout and how I feel.
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Exercise #2: 2pts CHA - 1pt for prep work and 1 pt for doing Murph

We are doing "Murph" in crossfit on May 10 to raise money for MS.

I want to work on my running, pushups, squats untill then at home - this will probably = my third crossfit workout each week untill then.

oh! Murph is a crossfit hero WOD -1 mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, 1 mile run.

The pushups are what scare me the most.

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Basics are the best way to betterment in my book... (Try saying that ten times fast!) :pirate:

 

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Thank you and thank you.  I'm soo not feeling this, but that is when we must persevere - right???? This is when the big things happen - right????

Who knows?  All I DO know right now, is that I do not want to give up, I may not be able to make myself care right now, but I can make myself keep going.

I'm hoping to figure out a pointing system tonight.

So far today - I did my yoga this morning. 

Food: chicken caccitore with no pasta and 2 coffees. oh and a choclate mint my supervisor gave me to try. 

I was going to have a rest day today seeing as I've worked out everyday since Thurs, but then I looked at the workout tonight for crossfit and it is "Isabelle" which is 30 snatch at 95lbs (for girls) and I really want to do it, because I can really use the work on my snatch - so I'm going!

I'm considering adding a life goal still, but every time I think one up, I think oh yeah!? you want me to do something?  Just try and make me! I'm not gonna do it. Nah uh! (think 3 year old having a tantrum)(yes, yes I have tantrums with myself - just try and tell me you don't do it!!)

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Thank you and thank you.  I'm soo not feeling this, but that is when we must persevere - right???? This is when the big things happen - right????

Who knows?  All I DO know right now, is that I do not want to give up, I may not be able to make myself care right now, but I can make myself keep going.

I'm hoping to figure out a pointing system tonight.

So far today - I did my yoga this morning. 

Food: chicken caccitore with no pasta and 2 coffees. oh and a choclate mint my supervisor gave me to try. 

I was going to have a rest day today seeing as I've worked out everyday since Thurs, but then I looked at the workout tonight for crossfit and it is "Isabelle" which is 30 snatch at 95lbs (for girls) and I really want to do it, because I can really use the work on my snatch - so I'm going!

I'm considering adding a life goal still, but every time I think one up, I think oh yeah!? you want me to do something?  Just try and make me! I'm not gonna do it. Nah uh! (think 3 year old having a tantrum)(yes, yes I have tantrums with myself - just try and tell me you don't do it!!)

 

Most important time to hang in there. The big advantage you have is that you know you don't want to give up. With that, you can keep going.

 

What about a life goal to have some fun? Something easy, not too complicated. Otters are playful creatures by nature...maybe you haven't been getting enough pure, plain playtime. That is as about as basic as it gets, too.

 

Shhh, don't tell anyone, but I'll admit to having tantrums, too.

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity:

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~T. E. Lawrence

 

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands,

flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. 
~John Muir

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Have you tried Blogilates? Cassey Ho, the instructor has upper arm workouts that have helped me increase my pushup reps. She also has inner thigh ones, and her ab workouts are killer!

I have those tantrums to, but you know, gotta do what you gotta do. I like to think, "Do you look good naked? No? Then do those burpees!"

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Shhh, don't tell anyone, but I'll admit to having tantrums, too.

 

Hehehehe! My lips are sealed

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Have you tried Blogilates? Cassey Ho, the instructor has upper arm workouts that have helped me increase my pushup reps. She also has inner thigh ones, and her ab workouts are killer!

I have those tantrums to, but you know, gotta do what you gotta do. I like to think, "Do you look good naked? No? Then do those burpees!"

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I have done 'Murph' before, the last time I did it I broke it up so I did

1 mile run, 2 rounds of 50 pullups, 100 pushups and 150 squats, 1 mile run (with some walking ofcourse) in 64:25.  I'm thinking I might do the same and try to beat my time.  I'm doing better with my pushups now though so they are harder.  The rest would be the same.

 

So It's snowing today!!!! April 15th and it's EFFFING SNOWING!!!

the following is an email conversation I had with a friend this morning that explains my feelings on the matter

 

friend:

What I can not and will not handle is this snow today. It's not right. I can't take it. I'm gonna kick Mother Nature in the shins. That's my plan. I think it's a good plan.

me:

Right?? I had to go back upstairs and put socks on. I was out in a tank and flip flops on the weekend and now SNOW enough to make me put socks on! and it's April - not March - April. April 15 to be exact the day people usually pull their nice cars out and it's snowing!! It's just not right! And I will totally hold her down for you!

 

friend:

I was a rebel, I did not wear socks this morning. I did put a long sleeve shirt and jacket on, but no socks. I just couldn't make myself do it. Stupid Mother Nature. Isn't she supposed to be on our side??!?!?!?!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

That's all I've got. lol

me:

LMAO

No I really don't think any woman can say that Mother Nature has ever been on her side. Seriously, PMS, cramps, child birth *shudders* nope can't say she's ever been on our side. It's almost like this is her way of getting even with the men - hahahah! you got your bike out now you have to put it away or you wanted to get your nice car out but nope its gonna snow. Maybe she doesn't realize how much it hurts us to? Nah! she's a bitch!

 

friend:

have to agree with you. But I don't have to like it. BAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I'm just gonna whine. That's all that can be done in this situation. Whine and chocolate. yup yup yup

me:

I agree! But I propose whine, WINE and chocolate!

 

Last night I went to crossfit, it was a good night.  Worked on my double unders a bit, they are definitely getting better.  Went home and had leftover nachos for dinner, 8 squares of dark chocolate and a couple of broken graham crackers while making this: chocolate eclair dessert. Then ate some of that - It didn't turn out right, but it was my own fault for not using the cool whip anyways, it was a yummy chocolatey mess.

I had some of the eclair thing for breakfast this morning also, which gave me heart burn and I haven't had anything since. 

lunch is beef brisket with sweet potato and beets - snacks (I have with me) carrots, banana, apple - some will be eaten this afternoon if not all.

No yoga this morning - I forgot to set my "wake up" alarm, which meant I didn't wake up till my "get out of bed and do yoga" alarm went off, and then ofcourse I rolled over and dozed off because that's me and it was dreary out (see above email conversation) so I didn't get up.

Crossfit tonight.

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I know how the crashing and burning thing goes. It's easy to get bogged down with the numbers and the planning and forget about the real reason for all the hard work. Being healthier makes you feel happier! Back to basics is a great idea, so get back in there and kick some butt!

 

 

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LOL you need my sister's alarm. Guarenteed to give you a small heart attack! I also have the alarm across the room, so I have to get up, walk, and reach high to turn it off. Can't go to sleep after that.

Also helps, to just get up and do it!

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OUCH!! Went to crossfit last night and pukie the clown visited me (you can google him, its a crossfit thing)

Threw up twice in my mouth during the workout last night, they capped us at 30minutes. I would have like to finish but seeing as I was already pukie didn't think it was a good idead - sore all over today

had an orange and popcorn for dinner last night - my stomach couldn't handle much else - here's hoping it was really just the workout and I'm not getting the flu that is going around.

Beautiful cold sunny morning today- got up and did some yoga.  I tried to whine and complain and talk myself out of it cause I was sore, but figured it would be really good to stretch, so I did a gentle back bends video, nothing strenuous- so I won that tantrum!!!

 

Good start to the week - 2 for 2 in my work outs and have tracked my food daily

LOL you need my sister's alarm. Guarenteed to give you a small heart attack! I also have the alarm across the room, so I have to get up, walk, and reach high to turn it off. Can't go to sleep after that.

Also helps, to just get up and do it!

I have those I just turn them off and go back to sleep.  Also I know if I put my alarm across the room, I would ignore it for a long time then get up turn it off and go back to bed.  When I was younger living at home and needed the car for work/school, I use to get up early and take my mom or dad to work then go home and go back to bed....it created a really bad habit.

I have even gotten up for a 6:00am crossfit class, gone to class, then come home and laid down and dozed off till I had to get up for work (I don't start till 9:00) - What can I say , I like my sleep and I'm not a morning person.

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I don't like to sleep really, sure I'll crave it and at the end of the day want to just crash. But I have to many nightmares and no rem moments when I try. And in the end I just want to be up, and I prefer it to be before the sun is up

HOORAY! Tantrum: 0 Otter: 1

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I don't like to sleep really, sure I'll crave it and at the end of the day want to just crash. But I have to many nightmares and no rem moments when I try. And in the end I just want to be up, and I prefer it to be before the sun is up

HOORAY! Tantrum: 0 Otter: 1

I love sleeping and lying in bed dozing!  But I don't dream - like ever.  Well ok sometimes when I'm lying in bed dozing I do, but it's usually just really messed up, like so messed up and doesn't make any sense so it's funny.  I've only ever had 1 nightmare in my entire life.

 

So yesterday was a crappy day at work and I was super frustrated, so I ate crap. Pizza, chocolate, graham crackers and popcorn - blah! Feel like crap today because of it, but didn't want to stop myself.  I even went to the store to buy chips, but they didn't have any on sale so I didn't buy any.

I'm realizing also that when I eat before bed, I wake up hungry in the morning - seems like it should be the other way around but whatever. 

Didn't get up for yoga this morning, didn't want to get up at all. But tomorrow is the holiday so I plan to get up and do yoga before I go to church to get my third in for the week.

I have grocery shopping to do tonight and I'm still a little sore from Tuesday, but I'm planning to do a quick work out of pushups and squats for my Murph prep. 

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Aaaaw just keep trying to keep those urges in control. It's tough especially if your used to eating crap to feel better.

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maybe it depends on what you eat right before bed?  Not sure, but when I went on a junk food bender the same thing happened. Woke up ravenous after I had burger king 30 min before bed.  I don't seem to have the problem whole30.

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maybe it depends on what you eat right before bed?  Not sure, but when I went on a junk food bender the same thing happened. Woke up ravenous after I had burger king 30 min before bed.  I don't seem to have the problem whole30.

 

I'm thinking the same thing - there's no nutrients so you're body's needing more - happens in general, just worse over night maybe?

 

Weekly update

Food journal - wrote everyday, what I ate, what I was feeling when I ate and wrote down any cravings I was having.  Still eating junk though, haven't changed that yet

Yoga 3/3

crossfit 3/3

didn't do any extra crossfit type workouts to work on Murph, but the workouts we have been doing in class have lots of cardio and squats/wall balls (psst! I think my trainer is trying to get us ready for Murph also)

 

Didn't get up for yoga this morning - just didn't want to. Going to crossfit tonight.

I think part of my problem with eating junk is that I just don't want to cook.  So much so that it is overriding my need for good foods.  I'll just grab whatever.  Also so much so that I don't want to eat what I cook.  I made a really yummy beef stew yesterday for my lunches and only ate a little bit because I just didn't want anymore.  I'm hungry now and still don't want it.  Just sitting at my desk being hungry because I'm too stubborn to eat the food I have.  Thank God, I'm usually broke so I don't go out for fast food on my lunch.  It's either eat it or starve!!!! Tantrums or no tantrums if you just don't have the money you can't do it.

Updating the points for my challenge finally - see above.

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So you know that person sitting beside you or at the table that's always shaking their leg which in turn shakes your chair/table?  Ya, that's me today.  Just can't stop it and don't know why.  Some of it I think is cause of my workout last night, but seriously IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY!

 

Crossfit last night was 5 rounds for time of

10 toes to bar (I did knees to chest)

10 thrusters (I did 45lbs)

20 walking lunges

200m run

I surprised myself by finishing at 22:00, I thought it was pretty good.

Did my yoga this morning. And ate all my lunch.  I was hoping eating a nice healthy stew would help get rid of the shaking, but it didn't.  Part of the reason I think I didn't want it yesterday was because the meat was a little chewy still, but it wasn't today, so I think I'm going to put it back in the crockpot and cook it a bit more.

 

Movie night at the library tonight, so no crossfit. Gotta plan a fun workout for Thurs to prepare for Murph. Any suggestions?

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My sister always did that! Annoyed the crap out of me! But apparently yelling at my sister is frowned upon in this establishment!

...fun workout eh? *evil look* 100 reps of Bucking Furpees MUAHAHAHA! OK I'll go easy on ya ;-)

Bear Crawl-10

Pistol Squat-5/5

Mountain Climbers-20

2 Pushup Burpee (just do 2 pushups instead of one)-2

Bicycles-50

Repeat 3x

Or a simple HIIT 50 sec. work, 10 sec. rest, 16 rounds

Burpee

Leg Raise Toe Tap (Lower the legs, raise back up, touch toes, repeat)

Jump Lunge or Jump Squat

Superman

That's all I could up with spur of the moment, have fun :D

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My sister always did that! Annoyed the crap out of me! But apparently yelling at my sister is frowned upon in this establishment!

...fun workout eh? *evil look* 100 reps of Bucking Furpees MUAHAHAHA! OK I'll go easy on ya ;-)

Bear Crawl-10

Pistol Squat-5/5

Mountain Climbers-20

2 Pushup Burpee (just do 2 pushups instead of one)-2

Bicycles-50

Repeat 3x

Or a simple HIIT 50 sec. work, 10 sec. rest, 16 rounds

Burpee

Leg Raise Toe Tap (Lower the legs, raise back up, touch toes, repeat)

Jump Lunge or Jump Squat

Superman

That's all I could up with spur of the moment, have fun :D

Thanks - I might try thei HITT one tonight, if I have the energy after Bible study. I have some of the spartan workouts written down at home that look like fun also.

 

got up for yoga this morning.

they brought in lunch for us cause it's Administrative Professionals Day.  I feel like having a nap now.

food journal going well.  I'm going to try to set aside some time this weekend to go over it all and look for whats causing me to eat or why I don't care.  So far having to write it down is not stopping me from eating everything in site like it use to. *sigh* at least I'm still working out!

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So wanna know what I ate yesterday? Donuts and donuts. ok so I ate some other things to but seriously! I feel like crap today and knew I would. The worst part is I would do it again if someone gave me some today.  I hate this feeling of not caring and not doing what I know is going to help me and make me better.  I'm in such weird mood, everything is I don't wanna, or because I can.

You should work on your yard - I don't wanna

You should take some time to pray before work - I don't wanna

You shouldn't eat that - ya, but I can

You know that food isn't going to help you with your goals - I know, but I wanna - why? - because I can.

 

I think I'm starting to get terribly overwhelmed with being single and doing all the things myself.

The house needs to be cleaned, the dishes and laundry needs to be done.  The yard needs some sprucing up. The deck needs fixing. The deck box I bought needs to be put together. The living room needs to be painted.  My car needs new tires and body work done.  blah blah blah

And who's gonna do it? Me.....BUT I don't wanna!!  I considered putting some of this in the challenge for life goals, but I knew I wouldn't do it anyways.

This weekend I AM going to go over my food journal and go through my house inside and out and make a list of things that need to be worked on.....then maybe I can start with something small to get the feeling of accomplishment and work my way up to bigger projects.  I even scheduled it in my phone to remind me to do it.

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Sounds overwhelming. The only advice I can give is that the less decisions you have to make in a day- the easier it is to make them.  Food is always a big obstacle for me so it's all made in advance. No thinking, no decisions, no stress. Maybe there's a way to organize the things that you feel you need to do- break them up over a 2 week period so that way it doesn't feel overwhelming?  My mom is the same way where she just makes lists and has a mountain of things she wants to do- and then decided to do nothing because of not even knowing where to start.

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The day to day stuff I usually just do without thinking about it.  It usually just gets overwhelming once I reallize all the big jobs I have also. Then it's like do I do the big stuff and put off the regular stuff, making it a bigger job next week? Do I do the big stuff with the goal of doing the regular stuff after and risk talking myself out of it cause I'm tired? etc etc and nothing gets done.

Lists usually work for me.... I've made lists before and gotten through most of it and then I stop or the rest I need my dad to help with.  Then I decide to take a break and "rest" but then I don't really get started again.  So now it's at a point where I need to make another list and stop making excuses and get started.

 

do you hear that???  stop making excuses!!! (I was talking to tha 3year old in me that keeps throwing tantrums - one day she'll listen)

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So last night I decided to do some yard work instead of working out.

I went home and put dinner in the oven, set the timer on my phone and went outside.  I turned my "garden", and raked up the leaves and pulled out some of the Hostas (sp?) that are growing all over my yard.  Then I went in stirred my dinner and put it back in and set my timer agian, then went out and swept off my deck and put all the leaves in a bag for the garbage collection today. Ate dinner and still had some sunlight left so started putting my deck box together.  I say started because I was having some trouble getting it to click together and broke a nail and started to get frustrated so I walked away so I didn't throw a tantrum.

2 good things about this. 1 I feel like I got something done/started, 2 I only have a hand shovel so I squatted while doing all the digging so I technically got a workout in and worked on building strength for Murph. My legs actually hurt a little today. 

 

did my yoga this morning 3/3 this week, food journal going well, crossfit tonight 2/3 - still trying to decide if I should go tomorrow morning or work on my house a bit??

considering revamping my third goal to either do a workout to improve for Murph OR do some house work that would be considered a workout also and started on my list of things to be done last night.

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I think part of my problem with eating junk is that I just don't want to cook. So much so that it is overriding my need for good foods. I'll just grab whatever. Also so much so that I don't want to eat what I cook. I made a really yummy beef stew yesterday for my lunches and only ate a little bit because I just didn't want anymore. I'm hungry now and still don't want it. Just sitting at my desk being hungry because I'm too stubborn to eat the food I have. Thank God, I'm usually broke so I don't go out for fast food on my lunch. It's either eat it or starve!!!! Tantrums or no tantrums if you just don't have the money you can't do it.

Updating the points for my challenge finally - see above.

Are you reading my journal, or what?!

I even so much as get nauseous just thinking about eating sometimes. I walk into the kitchen, get dazed by something (don't know the trigger yet), and I walk back out. Meanwhile, my junk food is handy at my bedside! Damn it.

Maybe as summer comes, we'll get a better mood going. I'm hoping for both of us. Hell, all of us.

*hug*

Cheers!

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