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Be a strong bad ass and look killer in a bikini. 

 

Taking a challenge off has been helpful in a few ways – redefining my goals and looking at what I really want to achieve. 

 

I started here on NF just over a year ago.  I was a bit disappointed to look back and think that there isn’t really anything specific that I have done in the last year that I can say “Yay! I achieved Xâ€.  In the spirit of always growing, I do feel like I’m more awesome than I was a year ago, and that I’m armed with more knowledge too.  I’ve definitely done some things I never would have over the past year if I didn’t participate in these challenges – especially completing my first whole30. 

 

One thing I found I’ve been lacking is specific fitness goals for myself.  My post a year ago was that I want to reduce my bf%.  That’s great, but I had no measure, no pictures, no big driving force.  Upon (many!) chats with a good friend around here (Teros – honestly, I’m not sure how he had time to talk to anyone else, plus be the awesome guild leader that he is, with the amount of PMs we had flying back and forth! ;)) I’ve realized that yes, losing that fat would be awesome and make me happy, but it’s not a big driving force.  When I was cheerleading in university, we would do fitness testing a couple of times a year and I loved feeling that strong, squatting my own body weight and more. 

 

My new main quest is to be a strong bad ass and look killer in a bikini. 

 

The strong bad ass is because I need to set specific goals to hit that will motivate and drive me.  Right now, it’s the end goal of a pull-up.  This is the ultimate in badassery. 

 

As far as looking killer in a bikini, this still keeps with the idea of dropping bf %, but I’ve taken photos to make it more measurable (I'm not brave enough to post them yet, but they exist, I promise).  Don’t get me wrong, I look decent in a bikini, and I do go to the beach like that, but if I dropped just a little bit more body fat I would look killer ;)  I’m short, and so I know what is realistic of my body and what isn’t, so my definition of “killer†is rooted in reality.  I was looking for examples of what my goal would be, but honestly, every picture I found was either some girl who was too skinny or too ripped. So I'm just gonna do me. 

 

 

My three goals to achieve my main quest are:

 

1.       Whole30 – I have completed one and once I set my mind to it, it actually wasn’t that hard.  It’s like going to the gym – the hardest part is deciding you’re going to do it and get your butt there.  Once you’re there, you have a good workout and it was totally worth it.  I haven’t been able to make myself commit again, and it’s been discouraging.  For me, bad eating is a super slippery slope.  It tends to be all or nothing.  When I did the first one I saw major results – the overall shape of my body changed, I lost pounds, and I felt great.  My boyfriend even said that I felt smaller. This one is 100% 7 days a week.  Doing a whole 6 week challenge is 42 days, plus I started this on Oct 27, so technically my whole30 ends November 26. Another part of my reason for doing a whole30 is that I have psoriasis on my scalp, and I'm hoping that reforming my eating habits will help get this under control.  

 

 

2.       Bedtime routine – I have a few goals that I would like to roll into one, and luckily they work together.  I would like to spend more time working on my flexibility, rolling with my foam roller and using my yoga tune up balls (amazing!!) and doing some meditation.  Hopefully getting enough sleep too.  Luckily it makes sense to do all of this at once/in combination.  I might night get to EVERYTHING every night, but I want to make sure I do some of it, if nothing else a few minutes of meditation.  I should be getting a book in the mail on this next week called The Role Model, which is very exciting for me, and should hopefully help keep me motivated.  I would love to do this every night, but weekends might not be realistic, so I'm going to shoot for 5 days a week. 

 

 

3.       Rows – Here’s where my fit bad ass part comes in.  I want to work on inverted rows daily as a progression to pull ups.  I will do inverted rows daily, adding one rep/day with my TRX suspension trainer.  I will be marking where my feet are (aka the steepness of my incline) and once I reach a certain number of reps (maybe 20?) I’ll move the mark so that it’s harder, and likely reset the number of reps down to 10. This goal is going to be 6 of 7 days a week.  It's kind of like the PLP challenge (but just the one P!) so I don't see a problem doing it every day and giving myself one day off.  

 

 

Side/life quest – I plan to start working towards my CanFit Pro personal training certification at the beginning of December (when most of my fitness classes wrap up for the year).  At that point, I want to create a timeline for getting my certification.  Until I get the material though, I really can’t make a schedule for myself. 

 

 

Motivation is the part I always have a tough time defining.  I have a passion for health and fitness and I just want to keep growing, learning and getting better, being better.  I'm going to be a personal trainer to spread my love of fitness, and one day in the near future own my own fitness business and I feel it's important to practice what you preach, show people that' it's doable.  I think it's important for clients to see that you're not perfect either.  I will never be tall and thin, but I can rock what I have going on.  It's always a journey, and different phases of our lives will require different things from our bodies and minds.  

 

Scoring:

1. Whole 30: 7/7  7/7  3/7  1/7  0/7  0/7

2. Bedtime: 5/5  4/5  4/5  1/5  1/5  0/5 

3. Rows:  6/6  6/6  4/6  1/6  1/6  0/6

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Giiiiirl, I feel you on the shortness!  It's HARD losing body fat when you're short!  I feel like every pound just shows so much more because I don't have a lot of height to spread things out over... or something.  I don't have a lot to lose at all but it's just such a pain.

 

I like your motivation - rock what you have!! :)  Good luck and kick this challenge's butt!

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Jilllllll I'm so glad you're back!

 

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I'm loving your challenge, can't wait to hear all about your yoga tune up ball work outs!  I've been too scared to go back and do any more since my first.  It really is quite intense.

 

Also, this:

 

So I'm just gonna do me.

 

Such a great attitude :)

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Pull up alert! Oh yeah. You just made me realise that I've been making some stupid excuses to not work on pull ups at home. I just need a strap and a beam. Doh

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Love your challenge!!! I am also working up to a pullup, but very slowly! LOL

I feel ya on the whole "I've been here a year... what have I DONE??" but think about it this way... what if we HADN'T been here??

 

Anyway:

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Get at it!! :)

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Lose 84 lbs (From 219 to 135): Current weight = 202.9

 

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Giiiiirl, I feel you on the shortness!  It's HARD losing body fat when you're short!  I feel like every pound just shows so much more because I don't have a lot of height to spread things out over... or something.  I don't have a lot to lose at all but it's just such a pain.

 

I like your motivation - rock what you have!! :)  Good luck and kick this challenge's butt!

Yup! I know!!  But I feel like being short also means that your awesomeness is just concentrated ;)  Thanks! 

 

Jilllllll I'm so glad you're back!

 

Party-GIF.gif

 

I'm loving your challenge, can't wait to hear all about your yoga tune up ball work outs!  I've been too scared to go back and do any more since my first.  It really is quite intense.

 

Also, this:

 

 

Such a great attitude :)

The book I ordered "The Role Model" should get here early next week! I can't wait!  Also, I think that's the best gif in existence. lol

 

Pull up alert! Oh yeah. You just made me realise that I've been making some stupid excuses to not work on pull ups at home. I just need a strap and a beam. Doh

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Love your challenge!!! I am also working up to a pullup, but very slowly! LOL

I feel ya on the whole "I've been here a year... what have I DONE??" but think about it this way... what if we HADN'T been here??

 

Anyway:

zoey-deschanel-new-girl-funny-confidence

 

Get at it!! :)

Zoey Dsechanel telling me I"m hot? Yes please.  lol  I love your way of looking at it - I totally wouldn't be where  I am without the last year of challenges! 

 

 

Yaaaaayyy Jill you are the best!

I don't think I can be the best because that position is already filled. By you! :) 

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Can I do a pullup too?? I've been too scared and noodley to try... maybe I should start! I'm inspired by your persistence, and your focus on you. It's great!! Also this post has the two best gifs I've ever seen in one place :D Thanks also for starting such a lovely-sounding and inclusive acountabilibuddies group! Looking forward to it!

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Can I do a pullup too?? I've been too scared and noodley to try... maybe I should start! I'm inspired by your persistence, and your focus on you. It's great!! Also this post has the two best gifs I've ever seen in one place :D Thanks also for starting such a lovely-sounding and inclusive acountabilibuddies group! Looking forward to it!

 

Yes. You can haz pullup too!  :)

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I'm very excited for you to join the Wesley Crushers too!  :) 

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Yes. You can haz pullup too!   :)

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I'm very excited for you to join the Wesley Crushers too!   :)

Hahaha!! What is that critter and will he be my pullup trainer pleeaaaase?

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I do believe it is a red panda. There are a couple at the Nashville Zoo. I love watching those guys...

Thanks! I will now stalk their fuzzy cuteness on the internets.. :)

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OMG THE BEST FREAKING NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 


I JUST GOT ASKED IF I WANTED TO BE A HOOP INSTRUCTOR AT THE STUDIO I TAKE CLASSES AT!!!! 


 


A MILLION TIMES YES!!!  


 


Those of you who don't know my obsession with aerial hoop stay tuned - I have more exciting news hopefully this weekend!  ;) 


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OMG THE BEST FREAKING NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I JUST GOT ASKED IF I WANTED TO BE A HOOP INSTRUCTOR AT THE STUDIO I TAKE CLASSES AT!!!! 

 

A MILLION TIMES YES!!!  

 

Those of you who don't know my obsession with aerial hoop stay tuned - I have more exciting news hopefully this weekend!   ;)

 

 

YAY!!!!! That's so awesome!!!! :)

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Spoiler

 

 

Lose 84 lbs (From 219 to 135): Current weight = 202.9

 

100%
19%

Walk to Mordor (Hobbiton to Mount Doom - 1779 miles) [so far: 1515.60 miles  - logged to 06/13/16

[progress=purple]85[/progress]


 

 
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Thanks everyone! I'll know a bit more after meeting with the studio owner today!  Luckily I'm already pretty knowledgeable about how they run stuff because if you recall, this is the same place I interviewed for the barre job (that I didn't get!)  In the mean time, check out my badass hoop skills :) 

 

http://www.clubmynx.com/2014/11/08/jill-aerial-hoop-aerial-silk-participant-november-2014/

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CONGRATS and awesome interview! I liked the part at the end where you said as adults it's hard for us to try new things... SO true! I'm slowly learning to step outside of the box and be patient with myself, too!! :)

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You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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CONGRATS and awesome interview! I liked the part at the end where you said as adults it's hard for us to try new things... SO true! I'm slowly learning to step outside of the box and be patient with myself, too!! :)

 

I try to remember that when I'm teaching classes too!  When I took my very first class there (pole dancing) even though I've taken fitness classes and have been teaching fitness classes for 5+ years my hands were shaking when I got there I was SO nervous! 

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Thanks everyone! I'll know a bit more after meeting with the studio owner today!  Luckily I'm already pretty knowledgeable about how they run stuff because if you recall, this is the same place I interviewed for the barre job (that I didn't get!)  In the mean time, check out my badass hoop skills :)

 

http://www.clubmynx.com/2014/11/08/jill-aerial-hoop-aerial-silk-participant-november-2014/

 

You look like you're having so much fun!! Your energy and happiness is beaming out of those photos :) Congrats finding something you love so much, and on making instructor!! :D

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