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Kilana

Kilana Attacks The World! (or the parks where she lives)

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Main Quest:

To build muscle and get stronger, so as to lose belly flab (blech); be able to jump over, clumb under and move around stuff; and get awesome at baseball (joined a team this year). I hate it that the outfields move in soooo far for female batters :tongue:

 

Missions/Goals:

  1. arm and leg exercises at whatever park I go to with my kids
  2. bike at least four times a week, preferably with the kiddos, and sprint/run twice a week
  3. NO food after 7 pm (except when I play DnD, because ... well ... it's DnD!) (but I will bring/make better noshing choices)

Life Quest:

With summer coming, and with four young kids (ranging from two years old to nine years old), not letting the Demon Of Frustration explode from my head is my Life Quest. I will have to work on ways to keep calm, especially with my seven-year-old button pusher.  Oh, can he push my buttons! It's a good thing he's cute ;)

 

Motivation:

I want to like the body I'm in. I love it right now, but I'm just not that fond of its shape.

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Good day yesterday - a good bike ride to the splash pad with my youngest (he rides between me and the handlebars) where I got a good arm workout in the joined park. No food after dinner, also good, though I had some Coke while at a movie with a friend (Edge Of Tomorrow!). Movies are rare for me.

It's raining a lot today, so no biking OR running :( But I want to work on the handstand challenge. Likely when my youngest is napping, before the other three get home form school.

Just a bit of history here ... Part of my first challenge was to stop eating wheat. I haven't gone back. It makes my hands rashy, and messes with my moods. I also don't consume dairy (digestive issues) and very little eggs. I'm seeing a naturopath, and even after having stopped consuming wheat and dairy, I still tested quite high for an intolerance for those too - wheat and dairy. Almonds and cranberries popped up too, which surprised me. I am a meat eater - mmmmm, steak! But also eat a lot of fruits and veggies.

I like to bake. I really do, and that's been a challenge. But I've got some great recipes that are GF, EF and DF for cookies and cupcakes. Yay! I just don't make those a lot, because I'll just pig out on them, LOL!

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Hi!

Seems like you have some good goals there. Have you thought about making the first one more specific, or do you do it just for fun?

 

And I have to object, rain doesn't stop an assassin :)

 

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And I have to object, rain doesn't stop an assassin :)

 

 

Rain stops an assassin when they're biking with a three year old sitting on the bike as well :)  Same with the running - I'm pretty sure it's a no-no to leave your little one napping in an empty house while you go for a run in the rain :)

 

I do plan on being more specific soon, but it also depends on which park I go to.  Some of the ones we go to don't have great spots for chinups (or downs, since the 'up' part is what I need more strength for). The ones with bridges are great for tricep work when I put my legs up as well.  And then there's just climbing on the park just for climbing's sake.  Getting from one end to the other without touching any 'floor' part for example - just using the bars and structural framework. One park has great rocks in it for running and leaping over, as well as running along on them.

 

I like you're name, Swedish Ninja.  I'm Canadian, but my mom is Swedish!

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I've been able to work on the first mini challenge - I so want to be able to do handstands well - and turned a visit to the pool with my youngest into more of a workout. Plus, at my daughters soccer the other night, I was able to help out with their practice (the girls loved trying to get a goal past me!). Biking to my sons soccer was good, too.

Not eating after 7 pm is going well. That said, I SO wanted a GF brownie in a mug last night! But I slayed that demon, phew.

Getting runs in is hard, for some reason. I guess I just have to say f-it and pretend a zombie apocalypse is chasing me. I want the short bursts of speed, rather than going for distance, to help with running bases.

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Woo hoo! Managed to get in 10 fast sprints, each about 70' long. For slo-pitch baseball the bases are 70' feet apart.

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Dang, I meant to update this more often!

I've been doing the week 1 mini challenge, managing to do them four out of the six days I participated (I started this whole six week challenge a day late). I'm quite happy with the two types of planks. Carpet is my friend for the front one - hardwood makes my feed slide too much, LOL!

The park work has been a bit slow. Busy weekends with the kids, with other things we need to get done. But yesterday (Tuesday) and the day before (Monday) I managed to get to a park and do some arm work. Still looking for a great chin-up spot. The bars are either too thick or too close to the ground if they're thin enough.

Biking has been going well, and I'm realizing that I really need to increase my distances! Woo hoo!

Yesterday and today I did a few things of the week 2 mini challenge. Wall handstands (some in the backyard, against the house!) wrist strengthening. And playing basketball on the driveway. Some on my own, some with my seven year old son.

The food thing is going well. The only time I ate late was birthday cake on the weekend (my birthday was Sunday, Fathers Day), so that's good! I just need to go to bed earlier. So I'm less tired during the day.

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I'm also trying to change how I run. I've been a heel runner, but I find it hard to lengthen my strides. When I spring, I'm using he front of my foot more, so I'm trying to run that way for short runs - like to the bus stop when I realize I'm almost late to get my kids :)

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Progress is slow, though I'm doing well with the biking. I'm having a hard time with the handstand mini challenges - I just can't seem todo the odd pose. Though my arm/shoulder strength is sure improving.

I'm hitting my goals, which makes me thing they should have been harder (ie. I don't feel that challenged, LOL!). Except for the sprints.

On to see what mini challenge three is - I'll work on #2 more, but see if I can incorporate #3 as well.

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The park work has been a bit slow. Busy weekends with the kids, with other things we need to get done. But yesterday (Tuesday) and the day before (Monday) I managed to get to a park and do some arm work. Still looking for a great chin-up spot. The bars are either too thick or too close to the ground if they're thin enough.

Biking has been going well, and I'm realizing that I really need to increase my distances! Woo hoo!

The food thing is going well. The only time I ate late was birthday cake on the weekend (my birthday was Sunday, Fathers Day), so that's good! I just need to go to bed earlier. So I'm less tired during the day.

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Just noticed when your birthday was, hey we share a birthday! Happy belated B-day ! Congrats on the bike mileage.

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