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This is challenge number 6 for me. Truthfully the last two, even though the grade itself was not bad, really just wasn't great. Mostly this was due to an overall burnout due to a variety of factors (some physical, some more motivationally inclined). I felt like I was not focused. After consulting my coach, he agreed it was time to bring things down and take a short break from recomping. (At least 3 weeks.)

 

That means that for the start of this challenge I will be in a recovery phase. It was suggested I bring up my calorie, carb and fat intake, drop my weights a bit and focus on well being over actual fat loss. So, I have decided to break this challenge into chunks, adjusting the goals as I go. I also thought that since my focus is on well being that it is an excellent time to focus on the basics. Simple, simple. Nothing complicated, nothing fancy. ;)

 

The first 2 weeks my goals will look like this:

 

GOAL 1- Macros: I chose last challenge to take a break from following exact numbers. This had it's good points and not so good points. But, for this round I am going to be going back to aiming for more exact numbers. The biggest reason is because I am trying to essentially heal my body and following numbers helps give me more solid data to work from. Plus, if weight does continue to drop during the recovery my coach has suggested we raise things more.

The numbers I am focusing on for now are:

 

1368 CAL/ 135 PRO/ 135 CHO/ 32 FAT

 

I want to hit these within 100 points on the Cals/ 10 on the PRO & CHO and Fats.

 

 

GOAL 2- Fluids: I had started doing really well on this and totally got out of the habit last challenge. I actually found that all I was drinking during the course of the day was a cup of coffee I sipped on or an occasional diet soda. And, I am aware that dehydration can have a negative impact so this is another important aspect to an overall well being and something I really have to keep practicing.

 

The first two weeks I am setting a goal of a minimum of 64 oz. (the usual 8/ 8 oz) and my plan is to work up from there to a range of 128 oz by challenge end.

 

 

GOAL 3- Workouts: LOVE, love, loved the Belly Dancing Lessons last challenge and practicing the yoga (which also helped the belly dancing) so those will continue.

 

Workouts will be:

 

Monday: Chest & Arms

 

Wednesday: Legs

 

Friday: Back & Shoulders

 

Tue., Thurs.: Cardio/ yoga (most likely Bellyfit)

 

Saturday: Belly Dancing

 

Sunday: Off & Refeed Days

 

 

Life Goal:

 

This will be a continuation of the Clutter Project I started last challenge and will probably be an ongoing thing for a few challenges. A whole house/ whole life sort of undertaking. :nevreness: 

 

Grades for this first two weeks:

 

A= 12 days (allows for 2 refeed days)

B= 10 days

C= 8 days

F= less than 8

 

Hey Vilkacis, time to put down number 6! :D

 

LET'S DO THIS!    :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: 

 

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-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Good morning, Ash! :cheerful:

 

Looks like you're good to go! :encouragement:

 

Sounds like a solid plan, and I'm looking forward to see how you'll feel after those first two weeks - I hope this new approach will have a positive impact on your health! :love_heart:

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Hey Ash. Subbed! I like the clutter project again. It's something that needs to be done in my house as well. It's just all my roommates stuff. >.>

Also glad to see the belly dancing lessons are back. :)

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Hi Ash!! Subbed! :)

 

Glad to have you here Tearose! :D

 

 

 

 

Good morning, Ash! :cheerful:

 

Looks like you're good to go! :encouragement:

 

Sounds like a solid plan, and I'm looking forward to see how you'll feel after those first two weeks - I hope this new approach will have a positive impact on your health! :love_heart:

 

Good Afternoon my friend! :cheerful:

 

Sorry for the late check in, have a bazillion things going today, lol! :wacko:  Thank you! ;)

 

I think it's a start.  :)  I am anxiously awaiting your new thread! hugs! :love_heart:

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Current Challenge: Guess What??
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Hey Ash. Subbed! I like the clutter project again. It's something that needs to be done in my house as well. It's just all my roommates stuff. >.>

Also glad to see the belly dancing lessons are back. :)

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Hey lullaby!  :)

 

With 8 people in this house it is an ongoing an never ending task, lol. And fortunatley I do have some control over what stays and what goes.  ;)

 

Thank you and I enjoyed too much to not continue it. :D

 

 

 

 

Found ya, and of course I'll be following along :D

 

YAAAAYYY!!!! :D

 

Always glad to have you here Yeti. ;)

 

 

 

Hello hello hello!

 

Hello Hello Teros!  :D

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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It is looking like it will be a fun challenge!!

 

That is the hope! :D To bring back the fun!

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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This isn't an official update as I have not officially started the challenge. ;) Besides, not much to report today. Did a belly dance lesson this morning...fun fun. Beyond that not much else besides the usual day to day. Getting some monthly meals planned and prepping for state testing.

 

Have a relaxing and wonderful Sunday!

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Good morning, Ash! :cheerful:

 

I'm still not done writing up my thread, although, in the end, I decided to keep it extra simple this time around. Go figure! :D

Hopefully I'll get it all sorted out before leaving for my KB adventure later this afternoon... :)

 

Have a great Sunday, my friend! :love_heart:

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Sub'd! (of course!)

 

Sound like some really good goals, Ash! Sometimes it's good to take a few steps back so we can take even greater strides forward. Burnout is not a fun thing, so here's to you healing and taking a bit of a breather so you can kick even *more* ass! 

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definitely subbing. you've kicked ass in the past. will be interesting to see ur progress. good luck!

 

Awww, thank you and thank you for the sub swe!  :)

 

 

 

Good to see you again Ash, good luck with everything!

 

Thank you KingLeeroy!  :)  And the same to you!

 

 

 

Woo Ash! Good luck getting back to 100%!

 

Thank you .redline! ^_^

 

 

 

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Sound like some really good goals, Ash! Sometimes it's good to take a few steps back so we can take even greater strides forward. Burnout is not a fun thing, so here's to you healing and taking a bit of a breather so you can kick even *more* ass! 

 

Thank you, and yeah, I think it will help in many ways. ;)

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Good morning, Ash! :cheerful:

 

I'm still not done writing up my thread, although, in the end, I decided to keep it extra simple this time around. Go figure! :D

Hopefully I'll get it all sorted out before leaving for my KB adventure later this afternoon... :)

 

Have a great Sunday, my friend! :love_heart:

 

Good Afternoon my friend! :cheerful:

 

I think this looks like a make it simple challenge for a lot of people. I think getting back to the basics and going simple sometimes can be very rejuvenating. :)

 

Woooot on the KB adventure! :triumphant: Look forward to hearing all about it!

 

And a great Sunday to you! hugs!! :love_heart: :love_heart:

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Current Challenge: Guess What??
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Found it! Sub'd.

 

Woot Woot Darwin's here! :D

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Hi ;)

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Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Found ya!!   I love following your challenges.  I love your self motivation and that even though you have such a full house of kiddos you still take the time for yourself (something so many people don't do!)  

 

I've been de-cluttering and spring cleaning (even though it doesn't feel like spring will get here) and it feels great! Good luck with your clutter project!  My favourite tip is to have a few "clutter spots" and keep everything else clean.  I have an awesome letter holder by my front door that I throw everything in (bills, receipts, etc) and clean out ever week or two.  it saves my table and counters from becoming a huge mess! 

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Found ya!!   I love following your challenges.  I love your self motivation and that even though you have such a full house of kiddos you still take the time for yourself (something so many people don't do!)  

 

I've been de-cluttering and spring cleaning (even though it doesn't feel like spring will get here) and it feels great! Good luck with your clutter project!  My favourite tip is to have a few "clutter spots" and keep everything else clean.  I have an awesome letter holder by my front door that I throw everything in (bills, receipts, etc) and clean out ever week or two.  it saves my table and counters from becoming a huge mess! 

 

Awwww, me thanks you Jill! :redface:  It is awesome that you follow, especially since I haven't done much more than lurk the last couple of challenges. :redface-new:

 

And all I can say is that I have learned from these challenges that the workout maintain a sense of sanity, lol. ;)

 

I have a drawer in my kitchen that is the same, lol. Kind of a throw it in there if we don't know what to do with it sort of thing. If we can't find something that is often where it is. :D  UNFORTUNATELY though, my desk is where everyone has a tendency to throw ALL the paper stuff. Hence the constant need to keep cleaning it. :tongue:

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Ash!! Hi, and you're right, its time to tackle this sixth (:o) challenge full on. :)

I'm just about to go and type up my post, and I will come right back here and link it or at least let you know. :)

Awesome goals, btw, and I know it sucks terribly to "step back and take it easy" but it's nothing you can't handle, and you'll be able to hammer the loss and gains, for size and weight respectively, in no time! Let's do this!!

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