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Hello all adventurers!

 

I am back to Nerd Fitness after almost a year. NF has taught me so much about health and fitness but then life got in a way and I just could not find the time for this forum. This does not mean that I didn't have time for healthy lifestyle - I eat 90% Paleo food, I cook all my meals and I try to exercise. Recently, I noticed I am getting too lazy to exercise and I also started to make bad food choices. So I thought I better tackle this before I fall into old habits! 

I have been with the Rangers before but I feel like I belong in Adventurers this time. Looking forward to seeing how everyone is doing! 

 

Main quest: 

 

Become stronger and fitter.

 

Goals:

 

  • Quit sugar for 6 weeks. Yup. Cold turkey. This also includes honey. Fruits are tastier anyway. I allow myself to consume 4 sugar food items in case I find a very tasty thing to try while I'm travelling.
  • Do 200 squats per week. I will exercise more than that anyway but I love squats and I should do more of them. Having a specific number will give me a reason to get up from the couch.
  • Learn to do a push-up. It's embarrassing but I still can't do them. So, practice push-ups 3 times a week. 

 

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Motivation:

 

I don't want to be dependent on food and I want to have a firmer body.

 

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Week 1, Monday.

-No sugar consumed! Made great spicy tuna cakes from nomnompaleo cookbook.

-Took a brisk 2 mile walk.

-Did 40 squats among other things.

-Practiced push ups. I think I can sort-of do them. Need to go much lower though.

-Also made a new plank record - it's now 2 minutes 15 seconds. Woohoo! :)

Let's see what day 2 has for me :D

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I have been with the Rangers before but I feel like I belong in Adventurers this time. Looking forward to seeing how everyone is doing! 

  • Learn to do a push-up. It's embarrassing but I still can't do them. So, practice push-ups 3 times a week. 

We're a friendly lot. Check out the Tavern and minis. Also, never hesitate to send me a PM if you ever need to get vent about something.

Tavern - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53532-tavern-ask-questionschat/

Minis - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53533-minis-please-follow/

 

What were you doing for pushups beforehand? A common mistake people make is trying to do kneeling pushups. This doesn't engage your glutes, legs, and lower abs since they're supported by the knees. The best route to go is Wall-pushups--> Incline pushups --> Lower incline pushups --> regular pushups.

 

Good luck and have fun this challenge! :)

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We're a friendly lot. Check out the Tavern and minis. Also, never hesitate to send me a PM if you ever need to get vent about something.

Tavern - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53532-tavern-ask-questionschat/

Minis - http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53533-minis-please-follow/

 

What were you doing for pushups beforehand? A common mistake people make is trying to do kneeling pushups. This doesn't engage your glutes, legs, and lower abs since they're supported by the knees. The best route to go is Wall-pushups--> Incline pushups --> Lower incline pushups --> regular pushups.

 

Good luck and have fun this challenge! :)

 

 

Hi! Thanks so much for the advice on pushups. Kneeling pushups is exactly what I did before this challenge. I didn't know that was a bad idea. Feeling so silly now! 

 

Love the bacon pancakes :D

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Week 1, Tuesday.

 

Rest day so not much happened here. Still sugar-free!

 

Week 1, Wednesday.

 

Did 60 squats. Love them! Also practised pushups. I can do maybe 5 normal pushups before I die. Also my arms are so weak. Anyone know some other good exercises for arms?

Did 3x1min planks.

 

Living sugar-free is easy because I do not have a huge addiction to it. Breaking the habit of eating treats, however, is harder.

 

Week 1, Thursday.

 

Rest day. Visited my favourite ice-cream place in town and only had a black coffee! Woop woop!

 

Also, watched an anime movie Paprika. If you like weird stuff, I highly recommend this one!

 

 

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Week 1, Friday.

 

Did 10 squats while cooking. Didn't practice pushups oops. Still no sugar in my life!

 

Week 1, Saturday.

 

Out with friends. Got offered sugar multiple times. Had to feed one piece to the fox :D declined others. So difficult to be polite and decline the nice offerings. But what can I do, sugar-free adventure is getting the momentum!

 

Week 1, Sunday.

 

Did 90 squats... Did 3 sets of 30, in between of watching Ghost In The Shell anime :D that's as nerdy as fitness gets!

 

 

 

Week 1 recap.

 

Did 200 squats.

 

Practiced pushups 3 times. I manage to do a couple of them now. Perseverance!

 

Haven't had sugar for 1 week now. I'm feeling hungry less often. Food fills me up quicker. I notice I decline food offerings when I'm out with my friends. Sugary things don't really tempt me anymore. Yay! Feeling great!

 

Let's see what Week 2 has got for us!

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