MariahSnow Posted January 2, 2015 Report Share Posted January 2, 2015 Main QuestTo do one full pushup, to lose the 10lbs I gained in the last 6 months, to de-stress and enjoy working out again, to stop wolfing down food.Mini-Goals to get me there!Complete 3x a week strength training (MWF)Training Day 1 contains squat variations, horizontal push (bench press), horizontal pull (rows of any variety), back extensions, and glute/hip work, core work (bird dogs)Training Day 2 contains deadlift variations, vertical push (ohp or arnold press), vertical pull (pulldown), back extensions, and calf/accessory work, core work (planks)Alternate days each week. Iâ€™ve been doing this for the last month now, so it shouldnâ€™t be to difficult to keep up as itâ€™s a pretty flexible schedule.This includes upper body strength and lower body strength so I get stronger in general, but also focuses on some upper body movements to help build up my back, chest, and arms. Complete AMRAP stair pushups 5x a week (this could be all weekdays with weekends off)The point here is to grease the groove. I can use the stairs in my house while the cats are eating their breakfast, keeping track of reps. Not sure when would be a good time to move down to a lower stair. Some progressions say when I can do 30 in a setâ€¦ That seems like a lot. Eat MindfullyI tend to zone out and just eat but I find that if I focus on eating, I tend to eat less and actually enjoy my food. Anyone do that thing where theyâ€™re really excited to eat something, like hot chocolate, and then suddenly itâ€™s gone and you think, what happened, where did it go? Thatâ€™s me.Iâ€™m going to count this by days. If I remembered to stop during a meal, chew my food, and enjoy the flavors even if it only lasted a minute before I got distracted again, that counts. The point here is not to focus on every single bite, but remind myself to slow down and pause during a meal. Hopefully, over time, this will become a habit and I will naturally pause during meals and enjoy my food.Bonus side effect: hopefully if Iâ€™m eating something mediocre, Iâ€™ll stop and realize it, and then toss it. I shouldnâ€™t eat something â€œmehâ€ just because itâ€™s there. Side QuestIâ€™m a hater, and the person I hate the most on is myself. â€œWhy are you doing this? Itâ€™s never worked before. Why do you even try?â€ Ouch. Itâ€™s even gotten to the point where that jerk inside me has said things like, â€œyou should just kill yourself.â€ So Iâ€™m going to work on this in reverse because not only do I hate on myself, but I hate on other people. That coworker who used to be a bigger girl and now is a crossfit beast? She must be starving herself. False, but thatâ€™s what the hater wants to believe because it means having the strength I want isn't based on hard work. I think the key to stop hating on myself so much is to start on the outside and work inward. I need to be more accepting and less judgemental of people, whether theyâ€™re succeeding in their pursuits or a negative force in my life. Also, I need to stop engaging in office gossip. During some shifts, I'd sit with a coworker and just bitch about other coworkers. This is healthy for venting purposes, but eventually it becomes unhealthy and doesn't actually solve anything. And contributes to already plummeting morale. TL;DNRStrength train 3xweekGrease the groove on AMRAP stair pushups 5xweekPause during 1 meal every day to enjoy the foodStop hating on others and their successes or failures Quote Amazon Warrior 29, F, 5'11 ft, 159lbs #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 Link to comment
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