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Introduction:  Hi, I'm maigrey and welcome to my first NF challenge!  Over the last year I've really been working to get to a healthier me, done a couple of whole30s and really would like to get back to the Primal food plan.   I love walking, hate the gym, and truth be told, would like exercise a whole lot more if it didn't involve sweating.   I love gadgets and toys and probably have the next new thing already :)  I've also never really gotten into the whole RPG stuff, so I'm just going to dive right in and get to it! (*splash*)


 


Main Quest:  Lose 30lbs by the end of the year


6 week challenge Quest: Walk a half-marathon on Aug 3rd!


 


Quest 1: Follow weeks 7 - 12 (i've done 1-6 already) of the Hal Higdon half marathon walking program


Measurement: A = 100% of the workouts B= 80% of the workouts + long walks C=60% of the workouts (including long walks)


 


Quest 2: Follow food plan of "no candy, no ice cream, no baked goods and no white flour".  Processed carbs poorly affect me, and I'm well aware I don't need them


Measurement: A = 0 slips, B = 3 slips, C = 6 slips


 


Quest 3: Drink at least 115 oz of water (weight / 2) per day


Measurement: A = 115 oz of water, 42 days; B = 115 oz of water, 36 days, C = 115 oz of water, 30 days


 


Life Quest: Go to a bar and a) not drink and B) have a conversation of substance with at least one person.   If I'm going to tackle my stranger anxiety, let's get that act together


Measurement: A = 6 times (1 time/week), B = 5 times , C = 4 times


 


Motivation:  I am tired of being tired, easily winded, and not confident in who I am.   And, it all starts right here.


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Woot, found you...prepare to be cheered!!

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Hai! :)

 

so, an update on my challenge:

 

Quest 1: got my 40 min walk in (with the dog!) yesterday; didn't get a double work out in to make up for mondays but I'll get another 40 min walk in today

Quest 2: Check!  Thanks Ratchet for keeping me on my plan :))

Quest 3: Drink at least 115 oz of water (weight / 2) per dayn  --- nooope, but I did drink more than usual.  Man, 115 oz is a lot of water.

 

No progress on my life quest, but I will go to a bar for the world cup game saturday and Talk To People.

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I'm happy to get to 64 oz of water!!  What prompted the weight/2 formula??

 

Here's some inspiration to eat clean ....

 

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Quest 1: posting this while walking on my treadmill desk to get my 50 min walk for today in - I have done ALL THE WORKOUTS so far.  Need to get up early for a 7 mile walk outdoors tomorrow


Quest 2: Check!  I even went shopping today and prepped food to be cooked tomorrow


Quest 3: Still working on this - may look at lowering this to 80 oz or so.


 


Did not go to a bar and Talk To People, but have made it a point to say hello to people on my walks.  I almost think I should do a quest of saying hi to EVERYONE I SEE for a week and see what happens.


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Welcome @maigrey, I like your quest idea to say hi to everyone!  I make a personal challenge to see how many people I can get to smile or say something back to me (like "good morning" not "get out of my way"! haha) when I am on a walk.  It really makes my day to see others smile!

Cheers!

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Weekly Update:


 


Quest 1: Follow weeks 7 - 12 (i've done 1-6 already) of the Hal Higdon half marathon walking program


This week is a B - I did almost all the workouts, but on my 7 mi run, my hip flexor cramped and I could only do 2 miles.  I should really give myself an A because eff it, I got out there...


 


Quest 2: Follow food plan of "no candy, no ice cream, no baked goods and no white flour".  Processed carbs poorly affect me, and I'm well aware I don't need them


This week is an A+, YESSSSSSS. Even with a birthday dinner, I did awesome.  


 


Quest 3: Drink at least 115 oz of water (weight / 2) per day


Ok, I've officially called this one ridiculous, and am going to ratchet this down to 80 oz / day - that is definitely doable if I keep thinking about it.  With that, I'm an A-


 


Life Quest: Go to a bar and a) not drink and  B) have a conversation of substance with at least one person.   If I'm going to tackle my stranger anxiety, let's get that act together


Noppppe.  I'm officially just going to put it out here now - I am going to get my ass over to the local pub and watch at least PART of the world cup game as it is somewhat over lunch and I can sneak away easily to do this.


 


And for those of you looking for XXX posts ... here it is:


 


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And for those of you looking for XXX posts ... here it is:

 

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 YYYEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well played maigrey, well played!

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"Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it." - Raistlin - Dragons of Autumn Twilight

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Hi maigrey! Another first-timer here. Your goals look awesome though...maybe 115oz includes water intake through food?

 

It's amazing you're going to walk a half marathon! I run some, and walking feels like each mile takes ages. You must have more patience than me  :pride:

 

Also super impressed that you set a goal to talk to strangers. You're so brave! :positive:

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Okaaaaay, workout completed:

 

50 min stroll (today was actually supposed to be a rest day but I have too much stuff to do tomorrow so I switched)

BBWW #2:

 

21 assisted squats (11, 10)
9  push ups on knees (5, 4)
14 walking lunges (assisted) (6, 8)
10 dumbbell rows (using a gallon milk jug) (10)
15 second plank
30 Jumping Jacks
 
pushups still suck.
 
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Yay! 8 mile walk completed Sunday morning, even though I really really didn't want to ...

 

today:  BBWW #3:

22 assisted squats (11, 11)
10  push ups on knees (5, 5)
16 walking lunges (8, 8)
15 dumbbell rows (using a gallon milk jug) (10, 5)
22 second plank (15, 7)
45 Jumping Jacks (30,15)
 
tomorrow: 45 min easy walk
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Oh hi there. Just over one week to go and I finally stumble in. ;)

 

Looks like you are doing great on your goals though, my dear!

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Figured it was time to stalk you here as well as in chat.   Since you're going to be dragging me downtown at some point.  :)

 

I like your goals a lot too!

(And no, I don't say that to all the nerds.)

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Figured it was time to stalk you here as well as in chat.   Since you're going to be dragging me downtown at some point.  :)

 

I like your goals a lot too!

(And no, I don't say that to all the nerds.)

not downtown yet... we'll start with the north siiiide.  Baby steps :)

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Workout log:

 

July 9 - 45 min walking, no bbww as I was fasting.  Walking was a slower pace even though I thought I was walking at my normal "easy" pace

 

July 10 - 45 min walk, plus BBWW #4: revenge of the abs:

 

23 assisted squats (11, 11)
4 push ups on knees (4, x) ** my abs refused to continue on this, I did wall pushups for the next round
10 wall pushups (x, 4)
20 walking lunges (10, 8)
20 dumbbell rows (using a gallon milk jug) (10, 10)
7 second plank (7, x)  ** again, my abs were having NONE of this, so I modified to a knee plank for the next rep
15 second knee plank (x, 15) (still hurt like a mf)
60 Jumping Jacks (30,30)
 
Not my best progression from a prior workout, sadly.  I'm gonna go stuff my piehole with pineapple now, and shower.

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Challenge update:


 


Quest 1: Follow weeks 7 - 12 (i've done 1-6 already) of the Hal Higdon half marathon walking program


Measurement: A+  - YES.


 


Quest 2: Follow food plan of "no candy, no ice cream, no baked goods and no white flour".  Processed carbs poorly affect me, and I'm well aware I don't need them


Measurement: A (I did have a campfire mocha this morning but that's the only non paleo thing i've had all week, and it isn't in the above).


 


Quest 3: Drink at least 80 oz of water  per day


Measurement: B - I'm getting there, but not every day.  And that's ok.


 


Life Quest: Go to a bar and a) not drink and  B) have a conversation of substance with at least one person.   If I'm going to tackle my stranger anxiety, let's get that act together


Check - went to tabletop gaming on Saturday AT A BAR.  and chatted with many people.

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