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Got the clear to workout again yesterday....... Well.... with a lot of limitations and rules ;} Mostly about going slow, no jumping, and stopping if it hurts at all. Saddly still putting Insanity on the back burner.

Did a bit of a test run this morning. Seeing what I can do and what starts to hurt. Lost some endurance and flexibility.... And.. Gained more weigh back than I would like to admit... Pain eating causing stress eating. Ugh....

7 weeks! Almost 2 months! But! I am now in the position to start over new. Start slow just like I did when I first started loosing.

You guys are an inspiration! Gotta keep moving forward!

PT was thinking of focusing on strength training and flexibility.

The slow lifting movements seemed to be the least painful and will strengthen the muscles around the pinch to keep the hip from slipping out and pinching that nerve. The flexibility will help open the hip to relieve the pinch.

And no matter what I do he wants me to follow it up with the stretches he gave me to do to realign anything that may have tweaked while working.

I will rework my goals and post them soon.

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Level 4 Demon/Assassin

We Can't All Be The Hero.


STR:6  DEX:7 STA:8  CON:5  WIS:8 CHA:2


"No power in the 'verse can stop me." River


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PT has cleared me for so light workouts so I am keeping my main goal the same but reasessing a few sub-goals.  
To recover from injury while still eating well and exercise to loose 50lb
Battle 1:
Fight whenever, wherever, just fight!
I am really struggling with not being able to do my regular workouts while I recover.... I need to realize that gainz and loosing weight are not the only fights I have in store. This will be a long uphill battle to recover enough to be back to where I was.
Battle plan:
To do Strength training and Yoga/(Pilates???) to help heal my back/hip.

I have been doing heavier workouts and because of my injury have been stressing out that I can't do them. I will workout Tuesday, have PT Thursday and workout Saturday The rest will be staying with Tai Chi.  I am down to PT once a week WHOOT WHOOT!!  PT and ... well.... EVERYONE has said to take it slow.  This whole processes has been SLOW!!  BUT!!  I don't want to go too fast and reinjure myself or injure myself worse.  I really hope that keeping down to 3 days will be a good shift.  I will see how this goes and if PT gives the go ahead I will add another day or pick up the intensity.  I am leaving the heavy cardio out and concentrating on slow, purposeful, weighted moves to keep the hip from slipping, and strengthening the muscles that will keep it in place.  
Battle 2:
Giving up is not an option.
I have let myself give in to pain/stress eating. Mindless and empty to the point that I don't even realize I just ate a whole bag of chips or the 3rd enchilada. I can not give up on myself or my goals. I need to learn to control both the pain and stress to get my body back.
Battle plan:
Focus on cutting out Fatty/Sugary snacking.
I have tried to really limit my intake by having particular macros and cal intake and that has stressed me out and made my pain eating and stress eating really bad. I have found that limiting myself to much (at least for now) is making me stress. I want to focus on finding the triggers that are causing the stress/pain eating and snip it in the bud. I need to go back to the basics while I heal and pay attention to what I am consuming, really paying attention rather then the mindless stress/pain eating I have allowed myself to go into.
Battle 3:
As I heal up over the next 6 weeks I may be adding more Battles. I am hoping it will not take the full 6 weeks to heal....
Scoring will be on the following grading system
36 full days of Strength Training, Yoga or Tai Chi (Sundays off for family time ;})
A= 36-29 days
B= 28-22 days
C= 21-15 days
D= 14-8 days
F = 7-0 days
Eating and Battle 3
A= 42-37
B= 36-29
C= 28-21
D= 20-11
F= 10-0
Life Quest:
Look out for you fellow soldiers. I am here to share what I have learned with my fellow rebellions to overcome obstacle and find a battle plan that works for them. I will also remember that my family is in this with me and are also my fellow soldiers whom I need to lookout for.
Spend more time with my family. As my kids are getting older I find us all going in a million directions. We all have our individual things that we do apart from the family and spend little time together. Volleyball practice, Key club and “The Boy†for my oldest. Karate and hanging with friends for my youngest, Airsoft, our farm and Battle Field for my hubby and my life is just getting them to all of those events, work and a personal business ;} Even on days that I keep everyone home one is on the computer, one is playing games in their room, ones watching TV and one is on a Tablet. I would like to start doing things together. Even if it just going for a walk, watching a movie together or even a board game. We all have the things we love and I would never take that from them. I would like in the 6 weeks to have a game plan together for family time and ultimately a planned vacation that all of us have helped plan.
Scoring on this will be an pass or fail. Its done or not. I will update with little things we have done to get together and plan but over all we have the vacation planned or we do not.
Most important Come back with your shield, or on it! I will not let a silly pulled/torn muscle get me down. I will battle hard or come back licking my wounds and ready for another round
We all have our battles. Some of them we have to fight alone but these. These I have fellow soldiers. Others to help me on my journey. I have a family and I have duty’s as a spartan to live up to.
Duty to my family to be a good remodel.
Duty to my friends to be proof that anyone can do it.
Duty to myself to be the healthiest person I can be to be alive and healthy for as long as possible.
I am ready to Spartan Up. Are you ready to go to battle with me? 

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Level 4 Demon/Assassin

We Can't All Be The Hero.


STR:6  DEX:7 STA:8  CON:5  WIS:8 CHA:2


"No power in the 'verse can stop me." River


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I think that should work for a reassessment.  MEANWHILE  



Battle ONE

Is going well.  Tai Chi has kept me from going compleatly insane with no workouts BUT I am really happy to be making a shift.  I do have to say that I have enjoyed learning the moves.  My youngest even tried a couple classes with me.  Whoot for extra family time.  


Battle 2:

The last few weeks have been pretty good.  My eating has been really good with no extra goodies but the dreaded Holiday stress and extra junk food EVERYWHERE is getting REALLY hard to resist.  

Evil Cookies and Cider!!!  




What can a girl do but bring her yummy carrots and protein bars for backup heheh.  I will prevail.  ;}


Battle 3:

This is really no battle at all anymore.  Hubby has been out of town unforturnatly but the girls and I have been haveing a blast getting ready for Christmas and spending some extra time together.  We helped my MIL put up her tree.  Spent an extra hour and a few trips to the store to figure out Christmas lights but we rocked it and got her up and running.  

I even had a volunteer help me make some pulled chicken BBQ sandwiches one night.  Nice to have her there to help out.  



Our dojo had some management rearrangements ...  left us all in the dark as to what was going on and I have to say I was pretty upset!  Left her entire staff up in the air with no job right before Christmas.  Everyone scrambled to get an account together with donations to make sure they where taken care of and families came together with more donations and time to keep the dojo running for the kid and family's to be able to keep going.  It was so beautiful and shows how much a martial arts family means to so many people.  In the end money was distributed to the family and some of the main Sensei came together to buy her out and keep the dojo running.  What a whirlwind with a heartwarming rally and things seem to be working out for a better program.  I'm excited for the changes.  


The holidays are such a mess sometimes but I plan to troop through them with my shield and family and friends on the other side of this new year.  


Thanks you all for the amazing support and keeping me in check and accountable!!  

Level 4 Demon/Assassin

We Can't All Be The Hero.


STR:6  DEX:7 STA:8  CON:5  WIS:8 CHA:2


"No power in the 'verse can stop me." River


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You're doing amazing!


That's a pretty amazing dojo story... so glad things worked out.  And great job taking more time for family.  That's always so rewarding.


Congrats on the PT clearance!  keep rocking it!

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Last week!!!!  It went so fast! 



Did a lower workout Tuesday......  LOL  I am really REALLY sore! Not the injury spot but my gluts and legs are screaming. I didn't think I pushed hard. Took everything nice and slow. Worked on the balance. I guess that's what happens when you can't workout for 2 months! Did an upper workout today.  Plank is still a lil wobbly at this point due to injury.... or not using core much over the last  2 months but I feel like I will be able to bounce back soon.  PT was really pleased with the progress and doesn't want to see me for a week and a 1/2  and says if I feel like I need to come in, do it, if not cancel the appointment.  I'm so excited.  I gave him a hug lol.  I think it threw him off.  Bubbles Kelli Bubbles. ;}  


This week with food has been a pain in the ass with all the junk at work.  Thankfully I have some healthy Reps that brought in boxes of oranges.  mmmmmmmmmm nummy.  Good snacking fix.  Snacking at home is way better.  My fave fix right now is carrots.  nom nom crunchy. ;}



Daughter had a photography project that she needed to take pictures of old decrepit buildings.  We have a few around our city and we took a look at some and she got a few pics.  We drove around for awhile stopping here and there when I remembered Rocky Point.  It was an old Restaurant that had burned down like 3-4 times.  They built it and only 3 years later it burnt  They built it back up and it burnt down again.  They said it was hunted so they made it a haunted house and I believe it burnt again.  So I took her to see it but all that was left was the long pathway up with a decrepit rock wall, creepy bent up sign, and a very creepy staircase that goes up to a cliff going strait down into what is now a giant gravel pit.  

She got a few pictures but it was just me and her looking around and exploring.  It was great.  She was laughing at me when I told her the last time I had been up here was when I was pregnant with her just after it had burned the final time. We had explored the old haunted basement.  Yea that was me.  Up for any adventure no matter what my condition ;}  She really enjoyed and it and even did some research about its history when we got home.  So much fun to MAKE time to be with them.  



 I am feeling hella motivated and my Nutrition has been REALLY good this week.  I am going to wrap up this challenge on a high note and continue on with it for the next challenge.  HUA!!

Level 4 Demon/Assassin

We Can't All Be The Hero.


STR:6  DEX:7 STA:8  CON:5  WIS:8 CHA:2


"No power in the 'verse can stop me." River


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And DONE!!!  Wow!  

This was a great encouragement was killer.  I thought about my fellow warriors a lot and it kept me in check a lot.  




Battle 1  

Working out has been a pain in the ass over the last 6 weeks.  I felt really disappointed that I couldn't do what I wanted.  But I took advice of my fellow warriors ( friends here, family and friends, and PT ;}) and kept it moderate.  Tai Chi was really fun and I learned a lot about the patients to heal and let my body figure itself out.  This last week I have been pain free and working out 3 times a week.  I am planning to put together a killer schedule come January.  Just in time for the new Challenge!!  I am excited to get back to it.  I have a lot of ground to make up.  

Battle 1 Results: A

I learned to love Tai Chi. It took a few weeks to understand that I couldn't have what I wanted.  I couldn't do the workouts I wanted and I just had to learn to SUCK IT UP BUTTER CUP and do what I could do.  It ended up being  just what I needed and led to my injury healing.  I added things slowly and feel I am well on my way to 100%


Battle 2  

Yea....  A work in progress.  I have done FAR better.  And have got a good control on the binging .  The stress and pain eating is under control for sure.

Battle 2 Results: C+

The first few weeks were bad with pain and stress eating in control.  Once the PT figured out the right course of action the pain went down so did the pain eating.  And because I was starting to get that under control I was finely getting a hang of the stress eating.  I feel really good about the progress now and am looking forward to keeping this up for the next challenge.  I accept my poor score because of the first few weeks and that I got better and better with this.  Fighting on!!


Life Quest!

This was absolutely fantastic.  I really thought that everyone would fight me but getting them together was far easier than I thought.  My girls are champs.  They were up for it all and had great ideas for a vacation this summer.  MWHAHAHAHHA  I'm excited.  Hubby was the most resistant of all.  I need to throw away his phone and cancle his FB account we might see him now and then.  But even he has had improvements.  I think this has been my favorite part of this challenge.  

Life Quest Results: A

I was surprised by how open the girls where with coming up with ideas to spend time together .  Everything from a movie night at home to a visit to a Ghost Town ;}  Hubby has had drama with quiting his old job and struggling with the farm.  He has been less than helpful but he has improved.  Putting the phone down more often and sitting down to dinner with us.  The girls are rockstars.  This is a challenge I will continue from now on.  Makes it a habit right.  Making time for family is at the very top.  


Overall:  I CAME BACK PROUDLY WITH MY SHIELD!!!  BATTLE SUCCESSFUL.   I absolutely love this challenge.  It has been such an inspiration to me.  It has helped me get out of a REALLY rough patch and has helped me make time with my family.  I will be back for more.  Thank you all for the support and advice!  I'm coming back for more!

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Level 4 Demon/Assassin

We Can't All Be The Hero.


STR:6  DEX:7 STA:8  CON:5  WIS:8 CHA:2


"No power in the 'verse can stop me." River


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