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OK so that’s goal 1 taken care of - I’ll be running

I’ve been having issues with motivation lately with regards to working out – the strength training has all been a little half assed – I was doing the body pump classes for a while just to make me go to the gym but even that wasn’t really doing it for me – so I’m thinking that for this challenge I’ll go back to the running and see how that goes. So the goal will be to get at least 12km every week – I’ll try and get outside as much as possible but I’m guessing that the majority of it will be done on a treadmill at this time of year.

Goal 2 - strength

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But of course I don’t want to lose all my strength – you never know what you’ll be doing when there is a doctor involved so my second goal will be push ups and pull ups. Starting at 5 on day one and adding one every day except Sunday – Pull ups will be a combination of negatives and assisted pull ups till I can get the real thing going again.

Goal 3 - food

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Well I would – but I probably shouldn’t. Actually my food goal this time around is going to be more about my daughter than me. For the last couple of months she’s been complaining of phantom pains and feeling bad. I’ve taken her to the doctor – you know, the type without a tardis – and they didn’t find anything wrong, but I’m wondering if maybe it’s all about the food. So we’re going to try and cut out all the junk – all the processed crap and all the gluten and as much sugar as possible and see if she feels any better – Hey I figure it can’t hurt. So for the next six weeks we try and minimize processed foods, gluten and sugar.

Part two will be to actually journal any effects that the food experiment turns up – so that requires me and L to sit down everyday and determine how she’s feeling – see if we can come up with any links.

Goal 4 - Finally the life stuff - I need to figure out how to get on with the important stuff and ignore all the distractions.

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I’ve spent too long using J being home as an excuse for not getting anything done in my crafting. The plan is that by the end of the year I have enough stuff in stock to start setting up stalls at all the autumn craft markets. To that end I want to get at least 6 items made during this 6 week challenge – one Item a week at least.

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Love your challenge - especially your 3rd goal.  Changes like that will certainly help something even if you don't crack the code.  hopefully it will be just the thing though.  Good luck!

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OK so its officially started. I did my first weigh in this morning - not pretty...but at least I have plenty of room for improvement - we do have to look on the bright side of things.  So anyway the official numbers are:
 
weight - 64.4kg (142 lb)
@belly button - 37 in
@ largest - 39.5 in
under bust - 30 in
bust - 37 in
hips 40 in
 
well here goes - bye bye fat.

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Off to and OK start this morning - good breakfast of plain greek yoghurt, blueberries and homemade granola and now I'm off to do a body pump class at the gym.

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Hello there art buddy! Good luck, and have fun with your crafting! I'm knitting a "birthday scarf" for a loved one (whose birthday was in October, oops) in the herringbone pattern, it's very cool but very time consuming! I will use your goals as inspiration and maybe get it done by the end of this challenge :D

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Hello there art buddy! Good luck, and have fun with your crafting! I'm knitting a "birthday scarf" for a loved one (whose birthday was in October, oops) in the herringbone pattern, it's very cool but very time consuming! I will use your goals as inspiration and maybe get it done by the end of this challenge :D

Oh yes - that's always a problem with making presents, they always seem to be late. I finished the pair of gloves that I knitted for my mother in law for Christmas on New Years Day that wasn't not bad, but I think she was a bit confused at first when she opened her Christmas present and found one glove.  Uunfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the gloves before I gave them to her.

 

So todays run down - week 1  day 1

 

goal 1 - no running but I did do a body pump class so it was exercise at least.

goal 2 - I did 5 assisted pull ups and 5 push ups so on track

goal 3 - Not great but for a day 1 OK. 

          Breakfast - homemade parfait,

          Lunch -  cold meat, salad veges and cheese

          Afternoon tea - clementine plus finished off one of the kids chobani's ,

          Dinner - spanakopita, homemade and yummy but not overly good for me,

          Dessert -  three little truffles.

 

as far as L's gluten free goes - well the spanakopita wasn't (but I've had all the makings in the fridge for the last two weeks they were going to go off - figured I'd get it out of the way early), plus she had a bit or two of sandwich for lunch so not a good start.  complained of a sore stomach again tonight.

 

goal 4 - finished one glove for L.

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How many days per week do you plan to exercise?

I'm still trying to work out exactly what I want to do for this but at this point I'm thinking I'd like to do the two body pump classes that I've been doing and then add two runs. I think that should be OK. But it wont get me to the mileage I specified - I may have to modify that.

 

Not a bad start to the challenge! Good for you for getting out and doing something!!!

Thanks - not much but better than nothing.

so Week 1 Day 2

goal 1 - nothing

goal 2 - oops need to do that tonight.

goal 3 -

Breakfast - homemade parfait,

Lunch - salmon and salad veges and cheese

Afternoon tea - cup of peppermint tea,

Dinner - beef stroganoff, noodles, zuchinni and bacon and peas,

Dessert - three little truffles.

I'm struggling to figure out how to stop giving L gluten for lunch - she usually has a sandwich - I don't particularly want to switch to gluten free bread I'd prefer to find something without bread at all. Tomorrow we've agreed to try a bowl of soup.

goal 4 - nothing yet - will try and do some knitting tonight

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I can relate too.  My little one would have toast for breakfast, sandwich for lunch AND supper.  How about tortillas?  DO they have gluten or gluten free versions?  Maybe you could do some cool wraps?

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My kids are all about the gluten, so I feel you on that. Maybe chicken/tuna salad with gluten free crackers or something like that? I'm given to understand that the crackers are less horrible than the bread, but I can't say from personal experience.

 

Yeah I might have to invest in some crackers that she'll like - she doesn't like the ones I have of course.  And she also doesn't like meat....including chicken and tuna - makes life so difficult.  Have finally gotten her to eat turkey from the deli so that's something.

 

I can relate too.  My little one would have toast for breakfast, sandwich for lunch AND supper.  How about tortillas?  DO they have gluten or gluten free versions?  Maybe you could do some cool wraps?

Oh yes that's L in a nutshell - toast sandwiches crackers her three favourite foods - I've often joked that giving her bread and water for dinner make her totally happy.  Actually corn tortillas may work she likes some of those and likes wraps - thanks for the reminder.

 

so as for yesterday.

 

week 1 day 3

 

goal 1 - went and did the pump class again - I want to run but I hate running on treadmills and its just too cold to run outside at the moment (oh wow look at that its up to 6F now).  I did go and buy some gear that I can wear to run in the cold and as soon as it gets back up to freezing I'll give it a go - but not at these temps...so body pump it was - still had a bad case of DOMS from Monday so went a little light on but still felt like a good workout - 2/3 days

 

goal 2 - not doing well here - the DOMS have made push ups and pulls ups almost impossible - 1/3 days

 

goal 3 - again not bad

          Breakfast - homemade parfait,

          Lunch - chicken soup and salad veges and cheese

          Afternoon tea - passionfruit chobani,

          Dinner - chicken curry with carrots and rice,

          Dessert - three little truffles and a tablespoon of icecream

 

for a workout day that's fine.

 

L was almost gluten free today - I though she was totally then realized that the alphabet soup she loves and had for lunch today has wheat - need to find a new favourite soup too.  Still complaining of a sore stomach.

 

goal 4 - finished the gloves I was knitting for L.

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also made her a new pullover/sweater out of some leftover material I had

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All good crafty stuff - but still nothing I can sell - need to stop making stuff for the kids.

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Yeah I might have to invest in some crackers that she'll like - she doesn't like the ones I have of course.  And she also doesn't like meat....including chicken and tuna - makes life so difficult.  Have finally gotten her to eat turkey from the deli so that's something.

 

Oh yes that's L in a nutshell - toast sandwiches crackers her three favourite foods - I've often joked that giving her bread and water for dinner make her totally happy.  Actually corn tortillas may work she likes some of those and likes wraps - thanks for the reminder.

 

 

She sounds so much like mine.  My daughter doesn't really like meat either.  I make a lot of turkey burgers and she hates them.  I usually fight for her to eat half of it so she has enough protein.  She loves pasta however.  So here's a solution I came up with the other day and not only did she eat a whole turkey burger but she asked for more.  And had no grains with this meal...  Try it.  

 

I made a home made turkey burger with tons of chopped veggies in it (carrots, zucchini, onions - whatever you like).. and I made a marinara sauce that had more of the same veggies in it.  once all was cooked (pre cooked in my case) I put a turkey burger patty in a baking dish, spooned some marinara over the top and then a slice of provolone.  Then broiled until gooey and bubbly.  Tastes liked lasagna so we called it a Lasagna Burger.  I am lucky and my daughter loves spinach salads so she can have these with a salad for a super healthy meal.  

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I hear you on the running and the cold, as well as the hatred of treadmills. Those things are horrible. But if it doesn't warm up here soon, I may have to suck it up. Proud of you for doing something, but sorry it's derailing your other goal.

 

Sorry about the eating woes...my youngest currently subsists on peanut butter and jelly, pancakes (when I make them; not all the time), a little bit of egg and bacon stolen from me and her brother, some burgers and sweet potato fries if I'm home for dinner before bedtime, and not much else, so I feel your pain.

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She sounds so much like mine.  My daughter doesn't really like meat either.  I make a lot of turkey burgers and she hates them.  I usually fight for her to eat half of it so she has enough protein.  She loves pasta however.  So here's a solution I came up with the other day and not only did she eat a whole turkey burger but she asked for more.  And had no grains with this meal...  Try it.  

 

I made a home made turkey burger with tons of chopped veggies in it (carrots, zucchini, onions - whatever you like).. and I made a marinara sauce that had more of the same veggies in it.  once all was cooked (pre cooked in my case) I put a turkey burger patty in a baking dish, spooned some marinara over the top and then a slice of provolone.  Then broiled until gooey and bubbly.  Tastes liked lasagna so we called it a Lasagna Burger.  I am lucky and my daughter loves spinach salads so she can have these with a salad for a super healthy meal.

That's not a bad idea.  L does actually love lasagna - ground beef is the one meat that she'll happily eat so anything else I can pass off as lasagna is probably good.   Generally L is ok with dinners - she gets served a tiny serving of whatever we're having and she will eat it (though usually complaining the whole time) - it's more lunches and breakfasts that I struggle with as that's usually when she has bread bread and more bread.  but a burger party covered in smothered cheese might actually work as a lunch - its worth trying.

 

I hear you on the running and the cold, as well as the hatred of treadmills. Those things are horrible. But if it doesn't warm up here soon, I may have to suck it up. Proud of you for doing something, but sorry it's derailing your other goal.

 

Sorry about the eating woes...my youngest currently subsists on peanut butter and jelly, pancakes (when I make them; not all the time), a little bit of egg and bacon stolen from me and her brother, some burgers and sweet potato fries if I'm home for dinner before bedtime, and not much else, so I feel your pain.

 

 

urghhh kids - I love them to pieces but sometimes I just get so frustrated with them..

So I went out this morning to attempt a winter run - can we say frost bitten toes - my biggest issues is that I hate shoes so I generally work out in my vibrams - I tried running in them this morning - even with a good pair of socks and ended up with frozen toes so it looks like I'll either have to dig out an old pair of shoes or look at the treadmill.  apart from my feet however it wasn't bad out running - well until it started snowing and I couldn't see where I was going.

 

so yesterdays wrap up.

 

week 1 - day 4

 

goal 1 - running - nothing rest day 2/4

goal 2 - push up and pull ups - kept putting the off till I ran out of time - need to start working on this. 1/4

goal 3 - worst day so far - felt like I had no self control

             Breakfast - cookie dough

             Lunch - left over chicken curry and salad veges and cheese

             Afternoon tea - Hershey kiss and 4 sugar cookies

             Dinner - chicken tacos,

             Dessert - one truffle and a big bowl of granola

it was the sugar cookies that did it - I just kept snacking on them all afternoon - and the bowl of granola whilst relatively healthy (it was a homemade batch) was way too much.

 

AS for L she had sugar cookies too so once again not good on the gluten free front.  I did however make a batch of paleo banana bread coffee cake last night as a gluten free treat for L so hopefully she can stay away from the gluten filled goodies today. her breakfast lunch and snack are all GF now I just need to make her something she can snack on when she gets home - maybe I'll make a big batch of popcorn..

 

goal 4 - did some work on a sweater for L that I started months ago and never finished - its just got the finishing band to go now and then I need to add a zipper and its done do I'll try and get that out of the way before I start something else.

 

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I hate shoes, too! And I adore my Vibrams. It's a pity they won't hold up to the cold weather up there. Bonus points for trying it, though!

 

Shoes suck. Whenever I find a kind I don't hate, they instantly stop making them. Frozen toes also suck.

so true - I've heard they've just bought out vibrams for running in the extreme cold but I don't know if I can really justify it - I think I'll just go back to real shoes for a sort while and maybe knit myself a pair of alpaca wool tow socks so I can get back into the vibrams as quickly as possible once it starts warming up somewhat.

 

 

so Fridays wrap up

 

week 1 - day 5

 

goal 1 - running - well as I said above I attempted to go out - I managed 16 mins 2.5 km so that was something at least especially as it was my first run for ages.  Was happy that I was able to keep running for the full 16 mins.  When I god home I did another 15 mins on the elliptical just to finish off the workout. 3/5 workouts

 

goal 2 - push ups and pull ups - well they were done....sort of.....lots of assistance needed for  the pull ups and the push ups were atrocious but at least I attempted them - 6 of each.  2/5 workouts

 

goal 3 - food

 

another off day  meals were fine but lots of snacking

breakfast - 2 slices gluten free banana bread coffee cake with butter- delicious

lunch - soup, veges, cheese

afternoon tea - baked cookies and ate a couple or 3, plus another slice of banana bread, a small amount of popcorn,

dinner - 2 slices left over pork with cut up veges and cheese

after dinner - half a bottle of champagne.

 

L was gluten free all day today - so a win there.

 

goal 4 - crafting - worked more on the sweater for L

 

todays wrap up week 1 day 6

 

goal 1 - running - I thought about going out again (with real shoes this time) but never made it - maybe a good thing as the calves are now protesting yesterdays run.

3/6

 

goal 2 - push up and pull ups - 7 push ups done and 7 negatives attempted - but I'm a bit confused - just a couple of weeks ago I could hold a negative for at least 30 sec - today I could barely do 1 sec surely my strength hasn't decrease that much in a couple of weeks. Hopefully it'll come back really soon and I can start progressing.  3/6

 

goal 3  - not good today

 

breakfast - 1 slice of the banana bread with butter

lunch - cold meat, cheese, cut up veges

afternoon tea - a couple of spoonfulls of yoghurt

dinner - 2 slices pizza, 4 chicken wings - this was the bad stuff

afters - 2-3 glass of rose.

 

goal 4 - crafting - this was what I did all day instead of exercising (or you know interacting with the kids).  first I finished Ls sweater then I designed, drafted and made a glove/mitten for J.  I'm quite happy with how it turned out, though I haven't tried it on him yet.  will post pictures tomorrow.

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Doing ANY running is hard for me to do! Sorry about the negatives; I know for me, with strength stuff, sometimes I have it, sometimes I really don't. Were you doing them at a different time of day than usual? I have my best strength results in the evening, because my body is well fed.

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Doing ANY running is hard for me to do! Sorry about the negatives; I know for me, with strength stuff, sometimes I have it, sometimes I really don't. Were you doing them at a different time of day than usual? I have my best strength results in the evening, because my body is well fed.

I'm actually wondering if its got something to do with the amount of clothes. At home I'm usually wearing many layers of clothes to keep warm whilst at the gym I'm just in a tank top - maybe the extra mobility has some effect - plus just the slightly different angle I get on the over the door one at home. I'll just keep plugging away - I had them once I can get it back...

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OK so week one is in the bag - not the best of weeks but its a start hopefully I can build from here.

week 1 day 7

goal 1 - running - I really should have gone out today but didn't so that's a total of three workouts for the week - not the best but not terrible.

goal 2 - push ups and pull ups - I did attempt these again today. Push ups are fine - easily did the 8 of those but really struggled with the pull ups - just have to keep plugging away - did manage to do 4 days out of 7 so not bag but not great.

goal 3 - food - not so great again - good on volume not so good on choices.

breakfast - 1 GF pancake with jam maple syrup and whipped cream
lunch - 3 chicken wings, cut up veges, cheese, 2 biscuits
afternoon tea - 2 chocolates and an ice cream sundae
dinner - 1.5 sushi rolls

I think the biggest win for today was skipping the alcohol.

L was pretty good with the gluten free but had a mozerella stick for lunch. still complaining about feeling sick last night.

goal 4 - crafting - finished the gloves/mittens for J and started on a matching hat.

The good news is I weighed myself again this morning -  63.4kg - 1 kg down at least its heading in the right direction.  am all ready for my run this morning thankfully its above freezing today.

 

 

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