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Sadly, I just found this message board 3 days ago, so I am way too late for the current challenges. But as Latniss suggested I' ll do this as a practice challenge and dive in the next challenge when it starts.

 

Better late than never!

 

Main goal: Drop 2 dress sizes and get in the habit of exercising

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On the picture there are my current and my goal weight from the time where I had 2 dress sizes less. I intend to lose 10 cm in all measurements.

 

Challenges:

1.) Keeping a food log (I tend to snack mindlessly)

A-6+ days/week

B - 5 days /week

C - 4 days/week

F- less than 4 days/week

2.)Take the stairs instead of the elevator (exception: after grocery shopping)

A- 5 days/week

B- 4 days/week

C-3 days/week

F- less than 3 days/week

3.)Take the 30-days yoga challenge. It's said to be even for beginners. (Will continue till the beginning of the next challenge)

A-completed 25-30 days

B-completed 20-25 days

C- completed 15-20 days

F- less than 14 days

4.) Find a real yoga class to attend every second week.

win/fail

 

I know it is essential to have a real course to learn the movements correct but have difficulties to find the right course. So I want to try one course every week and have the right one at the end of the challenge.

 

Measurements:

Bust: 102 cm

waist: 82 cm

Hip: 114 cm

 

Let's see what these weeks bring. :)

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Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

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(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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This shall be for me to collect my future goals or things to try:

 

- start geocaching

- learning about emotional brain training

- learn to be more patient

- reduce and ultimately stop being quick tempered/choleric

- stop procrastinating!!!

- Vegetable alphabet!

- Reduce my bodyfat % from 40(?) to 25% (measured with tape measurement method from this website)

- start "Zombie, Run!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

edit: I think I did something wrong in the first measuring of body fat percentage.... with the stats from the first weight in it says 33% (see attached picture)post-29246-0-29788100-1400224975_thumb.p.

Will check in the next weeks to see, what it does and then we'll see.

 

Week 2 weight-in says 32.51% body fat.

By the way... my goal measurements(weight 75 kg, waist 75 cm, hips 102 cm) give me a 24.22% body fat according to the calculator... so it's a pretty realistic goal. Tape measurements seem a quite unstable method to track the progress but for now it has to be enough.

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Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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Thank you very much!

I'll check that out alongside with the youtube channel TaraStiles.

The neat thing about the 30 days yoga challenge is that you get the videos emailed every day and you have a 10-20 min "workout" ready for you.

I like that  for starters :)

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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It's a pretty good starting point, definitely :D  unless you're like me and are hopeless at actually /checking/ your emails >_>  I should do that...

“Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.†~ Jean-Paul Sartre


 


Back on form next challenge

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Ever thought about Thunderbird or Opera mail?

It checks your mail every 5 min and gives you an alert, when you got mail.

A little nostalgic.... a little like in the movie "You've Got Mail"

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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Welcome!!!  I geocache and am working on getting my first 100 finds.  My handle is grinningcollie on geocaching.com

Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Walk to Mordor Spreadsheet

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Thank you!
I just got interested in geocaching and didn't register yet. :)

I think I'll get the app because I don't have another gps gadget than my phone.

 

Your post reminds me of another interesting challlenge... Vegetable alphabet!

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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Persephone, it's a website with a not to nice name: Model my diet

It has some options, so play around a bit it quite funny :)

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Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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May 10th:

1.) Keeping a food log (I tend to snack mindlessly)

Did it. Really hold me back from snacking, when I was not hungry. +1

2.)Take the stairs instead of the elevator (exception: after grocery shopping)

Yesterday was grocery shopping day. So no points here.

3.)Take the 30-days yoga challenge.

Did it ! +1

 

May 11th:

Just started but I just finished my daily yoga video today. +1

 

I really have to admit, that the Downward Dog is my nemesis right now! And I have no strength at all in my arms.

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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Welcome! You are going to do great!

 

I am definitely going to have to check out 30 Day Yoga Challenge. That sounds wicked. Once you get downward dog you will love it. It is a great way to stretch your calves too.

 

If you need or want more incentive to tracking your meals check out gympact. you can make money off of eating healthy and exercising. It is super worth checking out. :D

 

Have fun! I'll try to stop by from time to time. :D

Race: Tiefling

Class: Assassin

[Level: 2STR 3DEX 2 STA 2CON 2WIS 1CHA 2 ]

I don't want to be skinny. I want to be dangerous.

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Good luck with your challenge!

 

I'm also a beginning Geocacher, just registered on the site (my Id is Sabrina VG) but I haven't got any finds yet. But I've ordered an Outdoor-GPS yesterday so hopefully I'll be able to get started soon.

 

I'm also interested in yoga and might check out that 30 Day Challenge for one of my upcoming challenges!

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I didn't go out yesterday, so no stairs.

Did update the food journal. I'm a goooood girl.

 

May 12th

1.) Keeping a food log (I tend to snack mindlessly)

Did it.  +1

2.)Take the stairs instead of the elevator (exception: after grocery shopping)

Gooood girl. Did them once today. +1

3.)Take the 30-days yoga challenge.

Did it ! +1

 

I convinced bf to take a walk to a bio-supermarket ( we didn't get something fancy I need and we need our Eco-friendly tabs for the dishwasher). Plus I walked around quite a lot today doing some errands after the dentist (buuuuh dentist!).

I'll see if I can do another stairs instead of elevator today.

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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Didn't score a second stairs walk but carried a heavy backpack all the way home!

 

May 13th

1.) Keeping a food log (I tend to snack mindlessly)

Did it.  +1

2.)Take the stairs instead of the elevator (exception: after grocery shopping)

Gooood girl. Did them once today. +1

3.)Take the 30-days yoga challenge.

Did it ! +1

 

I COULD have take the stairs a second time today but due to some heart racing after eating a mint drop ( dextrose is the culpit maybe) I took the elevator upstairs and walked downstairs.

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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It's all about willpower and discipline!

And about accountability. I told my boyfriend about this ( after worshiping the Nerd Fitness idea for about a week and tell him about the guilds and stuff).

He said it " would be nice if you could keep it up this time."

 

would, if, could.... I will and I can!

 

On the other hand he proposed to not buy any soda again so I'm not tempered in my Soda skipping challenge and change of life.

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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May 14th

1.) Keeping a food log (I tend to snack mindlessly)

Did it.  +1

2.)Take the stairs instead of the elevator (exception: after grocery shopping)

Gooood girl. Did them once today. +1

3.)Take the 30-days yoga challenge.

Did it ! +1

 

So, came right after my morning yoga. Today was great! Yesterday was a bit of a sucker, core training yoga with focus on the advanced. Near impossible for beginners to hold all those poses and very few alternatives for beginners.

Today was lower back, I liked it a lot!

 

I am really thrilled of tomorrow, then we'll tackle the crow pose!

I know I can't do it yet, but I want to start with the preparations. Maybe I'll do a list of poses I want to be able to do someday.

 

Weekly weight in and measuring:

Start  measurements 8.5.14

Bust: 102 cm

waist: 82 cm

Hip: 114 cm

weight 88,8 kg

 

measurements 15.5.14.

Bust: 101 cm

waist: 81,5 cm

Hip: 114 cm

weight 87,7 kg

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Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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May 15th

1.) Keeping a food log (I tend to snack mindlessly)

Did it.  +1

2.)Take the stairs instead of the elevator (exception: after grocery shopping)

Not so good girl.... again groceries as excuse.... 0

3.)Take the 30-days yoga challenge.

Did it ! +1

 

Yesterday was a bit of a blaaah day. Didn't take the stairs but at least I got my @ss up and wrote the food journal ( I ate quite a lot yesterday).

Lucky me I do yoga in the morning! Wouldn't have done it in the evening.

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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Goal 4: Find a real yoga course...

I've found 4 classes near me, that I'll try(all pages in german, sry!):

 

1)Sivananda Pro: Drop-in classes after beginner course, trial lesson free Contra: beginner classes start at certain time on different days, so I'm forced to start the course with the day I can go even if it starts in 1 month

2)Yogaschule-Steglitz Pro:trial lesson free, Contra: just memberships with weekly classes, no drop in

3)Herzundbauch Pro:class time is on friday noon, you can buy "season cards" (go 5 times whenever you want) Contra: trial lesson costs 13€

4)yoga trinity Pro: well... Contra: monthly membership, trial lesson cost 10€

 

At the moment I favorite 1 and 3.

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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I vote for drop-in, it's nice to be able to do yoga when you're in the mood and you can stick to a firm schedule if you want. I'm kinda amazed that all the studios aren't like that. These studios also don't seem to have a ton of class times. Maybe European yoga studios are very different from Canadian ones... 

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What a great mini-challenge! How are you liking the yoga-challenge so far?

It's awesome! I feel totally awake after doing the videos in the morning. Some have been pretty hard for a beginner and I tend to push myself too hard to do it "right". That's why I hate the downward dog.... not way I can stretch my legs fully at the moment, always have to bend the knees. This really annoys me xD

Crow pose today was awesome. Even when I can't lift my feet off the ground yet I really want to do it. And I know that I need a real instructor to check my pose. Knees on the arms hurt so much today I think I've done it wrong :)

 

I vote for drop-in, it's nice to be able to do yoga when you're in the mood and you can stick to a firm schedule if you want. I'm kinda amazed that all the studios aren't like that. These studios also don't seem to have a ton of class times. Maybe European yoga studios are very different from Canadian ones... 

Yoga seems to have a really esoteric vibe here. You see tons of fitness center but very few yoga classes.

I'm also amazed that the drop-in concept isn't adopted in all studios. Nowadays people have so busy shedules there should always be a way to squeeze in a little workout or yoga class.

These are all free instituts, they don't belong to a fitness studio. I don't like the monthly fees of fitness studios :( Poor students can hardly pay them...

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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