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It's now 21 weeks until the Tough Mudder, and I'm no more prepared than I was 6 months ago. But due to the snow that is currently coating the ground, the chances of me going running any time soon are slim to none. So, I'm going to work on strength and weight loss instead. My actual goals are pretty much the same as last time, but I've foolishly allowed my friend (and pole instructor/fellow TM nut) to challenged me to a 30 day push up/plank/squat challenge... which I started on 1st January, and is going ok (although the squats are killing me!) And I'm going to aim for 100% paleo, as much as possible. I also have a fitbit on order, which should hopefully arrive today! (This challenge thread is being posted a day late, as I spent the weekend at my inlaws for the 80th birthday party of my husbands grandmother... bad things were consumed...)

 

Here are my goals for this challenge:

 

The Main Quest...

Dance, walk, eat my way to a better me!

 

Goals to achieve this:

1/ Return to eating 100% Paleo each week. My version does allow dark chocolate (if its 75% or above) and honey. *edit* I'm going to be tracking all food/exercise in MFP, and have set a cap of 1800 cals a day. I know normally on paleo you don't need to count calories, but as I'm struggling to stick to full paleo, this is my fail safe.

2/ Dance 3x each week

3/ 30 Day Challenge Push up/squats 7x a week

4/ Yoga 7x a week (this is non-negotiable... I WILL do a session everyday. This is essential for my back, and will allow me to continue to do everything else)

 

Grading: I'm removing 'fail' from my vocabulary. If something doesn't get done, then yes it's not good... But it's not the end of the world and not worth stressing about or getting upset over. If I succeed at meeting my goals at least 50% of the time, I'll be happy!

 

Life Quest...

Save. Save. Save. I want to go to the Oxford Conference of Corsetry in August, so need to save enough to pay for my ticket (£650 for the weekend plus travel costs). So my goal is to spend as little as possible, and even then, only buy the essentials (food, household things etc). My goal for this challenge is to have £250 in my savings account.

 

Motivations...

(This is exactly the same as last time) To be strong enough to lift my own body off the ground with ease, so that I don't make a fool of myself at the Tough Mudder on the 30th May 2015.

 

Starting stats:

Weight: 172.5lb

Bust: 40

Chest: 32

Waist: 32

Hips: 44

Thigh: 26

 

Tracking:

1/ Paleo: 0/42

2/ Dance: 0/18 

3/ 30dc: 0/42(30)

4/ Yoga: 1/42

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Here are the 30 day challenges that I'm doing, just done day 6...

 

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So... proper update time. Monday we were travelling back from Scarborough, so other than the 30dc and a fair bit of walking, I didn't do much, and my diet wasn't fantastic. Tuesday was pretty good. Managed to be 90% paleo and went dancing (ballroom), did my 30dc and yoga, and my fitbit arrived! So that's been in use since then, and linked to MFP. Today has been good (ish). I started it with yoga and the 30dc, followed by a two hour walk - needless to say my fitbit was happy about that! Food has been a bit worse than yesterday, simply because all the exercise has made me HUNGRY! But I would still say today was fairly good.


 


Tomorrow is the first pole class in a month, so I expect that to hurt, but I'm really looking forward to it! Just hope the 30dc has stopped my muscles from decaying over the xmas holidays... Guess I'll find out tomorrow.


 


Tracking:


1/ Paleo: 2/42


2/ Dance: 1/18 


3/ 30dc: 3/42(30)


4/ Yoga: 2/42


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So... proper update time. Monday we were travelling back from Scarborough, so other than the 30dc and a fair bit of walking, I didn't do much, and my diet wasn't fantastic. Tuesday was pretty good. Managed to be 90% paleo and went dancing (ballroom), did my 30dc and yoga, and my fitbit arrived! So that's been in use since then, and linked to MFP. Today has been good (ish). I started it with yoga and the 30dc, followed by a two hour walk - needless to say my fitbit was happy about that! Food has been a bit worse than yesterday, simply because all the exercise has made me HUNGRY! But I would still say today was fairly good.


 


Tomorrow is the first pole class in a month, so I expect that to hurt, but I'm really looking forward to it! Just hope the 30dc has stopped my muscles from decaying over the xmas holidays... Guess I'll find out tomorrow.


 


Tracking:


1/ Paleo: 2/42


2/ Dance: 1/18 


3/ 30dc: 3/42(30)


4/ Yoga: 2/42


Life quest (save): £ 50 (deposit paid)


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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain.

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Opps... Multi post!

 

Those 30 day challenges look painful! :tongue:

 

You can do this :)

Strangely todays 80 squats was easier than yesterdays 75 :P but I'm really glad tomorrow is a rest day!

 

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Hello! I hope to kill it till its dead ;) and not myself as well!

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I had planned on doing a load of sewing and housework today... But apparently it's not happening :P I did do my yoga and 30dc and I will be doing the pole class later, but I just have noooooo motivation right now to get off my ass! Oh well, guess I had to have a 'low' day eventually. It's probably a mix of adjusting to the workout schedule, and worry... I hate waiting for things, especially when it could be serious or life changing...

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Sorry to hear your in a motivation lull - it happens to me all the time too. Just ride it out and do your best, especially if you have things on your mind. Well done on keeping up with the squat challenge though! 

 

I might have missed the thing you're worried about (if you've mentioned it) but I hope everything is ok.

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I haven't mentioned it yet... It's one of things that could be absolutely nothing, or something major, and I don't want to start a pity party if it turns out to be nothing.

 

Anyway... Went to pole last night, had a great time! Definitely noticing an improvement in my strength and staying power... Was able to hold the layout for a lot longer than I could in the last class before Christmas.

 

Food was pretty bad though. I faffed around most of the morning before work, and then had to run straight into town after work to meet a friend. Half way there I realised that I'd not eaten anything more than a couple of cookies at 8am. So I bought myself a portion of chips from the chippie. And then had a large soya milk hot chocolate, a couple more cookies, and salmon and steamed veg for dinner. My husband then decided he wanted to make some paleo fruit cookies... So I had a couple of those too :P

 

Oh well, its a new day today.

 

Today started slowly... Wasn't as sore I as I thought I'd be after pole, but was a bit tender in places. Did my yoga and went on to the 30dc... 100 squats nearly killed me! And its officially the most squats I've ever done in a row! Tonight is gaming, so theres a pork joint in the slow cooker, and I've made some gf rolls and apple sauce to go with it (not paleo I know, but oh well, better than shop bought crap). I also have strawberries in the fridge, so will try and snack on them rather than other stuff tonight.

 

Tracking:

1/ Paleo: 3/42

2/ Dance: 2/18 

3/ 30dc: 5/42(30)

4/ Yoga: 5/42

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I've just edited my goals slightly. As I'm struggling to stick to full paleo, I'm going to track all food/exercise on MFP, with a calorie cap of 1800 a day. That way I should still be able to loose weight, even if I eat something non-paleo... Will see how it goes. My biggest issue will be getting through week 3/4 without dropping off the face of the earth like I normally do :tongue:

 

Tracking:

1/ Paleo: 3/42 MFP: 4/41 (started 6th when the Fitbit arrived)

2/ Dance: 2/18 

3/ 30dc: 5/42(30)

4/ Yoga: 5/42

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 My biggest issue will be getting through week 3/4 without dropping off the face of the earth like I normally do :tongue:

 

I hear ya sister, I struggle with this one myself! 

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The weekend wasn't too bad diet wise. I tracked everything I had, and was under my 'calorie goal' both days. Not everything was paleo, but we're still getting through the festive chocolate supply. It's nearly gone now, so thats good! Other than my daily yoga and challenges, I didn't do much in the way of exercise, mostly due to working a large chunk of the weekend, but also do to a severe case of 'can't be bothered'.


 


Done my yoga/30dc today, and had a quick walk to the shops. This evening is burlesque, which will be my first one of the year as I missed last weeks. Tbh I'm finding it a bit of a struggle to be enthusiastic about it atm. I still enjoy it, but I guess I'm just aware of how much money I've spent on costumes before, and as I'm trying to save money, its hard to be as enthusiastic when I know I can't indulge in costumes :P Oh well, I'm sure I'll have fun when I get there!


 


Tracking:


1/ Paleo: 3/42 MFP: 6/41 (started 6th when the Fitbit arrived)


2/ Dance: 2/18 


3/ 30dc: 12/30 (started on 1st)


4/ Yoga: 7/42


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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain.

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You will do great at the Tough Mudder!  The paleo 100% might have been too much of a change right away.  Even Steve has talked about trying that 80/20 way of going.  I have been getting back to tracking things in MFP as well.  I need to focus on hitting the numbers I want to help with weight loss too.

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Burlesque class was fun, as always. Still not entirely sure about my future as a burlesque performer. I have so many other things to worry about right now, that its not high on my list of priorities. But I'll keep going to the class, if only because its a way to catch up with friends, and have a laugh.


 


Tuesday wasn't such a good day for me. I came down with a lovely case of D&V, which hit sporadically throughout the day. Needless to say, I didn't go dancing last night. I did however still manage to do my yoga and 30dc, although the squats and plank had to be broken down into shorter sets to be able to finish them. I figure that that's fine, they still got done! I still tracked my food, although I was ridiculously hungry all day and went over my calorie intake. My husband was shocked when I said I'd be having dinner as normal, as he always does off his food when suffering D&V. But I was always taught, that as long as you are hungry then eat. If you can't keep anything down, then at least it gives your stomach something to work on other than itself :P. Dinner itself was a ham and goat cheese 'pie' with a sweet potato mash top. It was lovely and stayed down. There's also leftovers for lunch today :)


 


I have to admit, I'm having a lazy start to today. Work doesn't start till 10.30am, so I crawled out of bed around 9am-ish. I'm still in my pj's, and have no intention of getting dressed anytime soon. I will still do my workouts, but not right now. My stomach is feeling a bit better, I've not had any D&V yet today, but I am feeling rather drained. Today will definitely be a sofa day.


 


Tomorrow I'm at the hospital for some tests. Hopefully after I get the results (could be up to two weeks I think) things will either go back to normal, or not. But at least I'll know one way or another and will be able to plan. Right now I'm stuck in limbo, trying to make plans for TM training etc, but not knowing if I'm going to be well enough to do it... Oh well. Only time will tell.


 


I'm at a different hospital on Friday for the Pain Clinic, where hopefully they'll be able to teach me something I don't already know about managing my back when it flares up. Not so fussed about this appointment actually. My back is currently holding up, and I know that as long as I keep doing my yoga, it should stay on an even keel. Also I feel a bit of a hypocrite going to a 'pain clinic' when I'm not actually in any pain. And I can do things like 130 squats and pole dancing without too much problem... 


 


I also made a decision about the corsetry conference. I can't afford it. I'm not saying that I can't save the money, I probably can. But I can't justify spending that much money on something that isn't going to enhance my life or my career. Not this year. So I've asked for my deposit back (minus the 20%(?!) admin fee). I had a dream that made me want to study wilderness survival, and I made a joke to K that I've put in on my bucket list, but it's not as important as corsetry. That made me stop and think. What are my priorities in life? How is learning to make better corsets going to make ME better? I have no intention of starting a career in it. So why not spend the money on something more important? I'll still make corsets, and at some point in the future when money isn't so tight, I might go to the conference, but right now my priorities are my health, my husband, my home and traveling. So, money saved will now go towards one of those goals. I'm seriously thinking about doing the PT training course that I've had my eye on for years. I kept telling myself that if I could get to X-weight, I'd go for it. But that never seems to happen. Either I get to X and move the goal posts, or I just give up, and say 'I could never make it as a personal trainer'. But. It's something I keep coming back to. This time, I've told myself that if I can get through the TM without killing myself (which I'm fairly confident of) then I will find a way to afford the training course... So maybe the money I save will go towards that instead.


 


Right. Time to do some actual work.


 


Tracking:


1/ Paleo: 4/42 MFP: 8/41 (started MFP on 6th when the Fitbit arrived)


2/ Dance: 3/18 


3/ 30dc: 13/30 (started on 1st)


4/ Yoga: 9/42


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Sorry to hear you had the bug, I am glad you're feeling better today. I think you have earned some lazy pj time though! I hope all goes well at the hospital.

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Thanks Deftona. I don't mean to be all mysterious about the hospital, I just have this weird paranoia that if I talk about it much, the worst will happen :P Silly I know!

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No, that's completely understandable. Don't share anything you don't want to. I can hope for a good outcome even if I don't know what I am hoping for! 

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Right... Hospital appointment went... OK. I have a lump in my neck, which ones mind automatically labels 'cancer'. And it might be. The surgeon I saw is pretty convinced he will be operating to remove the lump, but I have to have an ultrasound on it first (which should happen next week sometime) at which point they may stick a needle in it to take a cell sample, but regardless of the results (unless its something completely anomalous) he will be operating. I'm booked to see him again on the 29th. He thinks its either a damaged lymph node, or a tumour of some kind. He doesn't THINK its thyroid cancer, but he's not ruling it out. He also made a comment about my tonsils, wanted to know if they'd ever wanted to remove them... Apparently I've got the largest tonsils he's ever seen! It would explain why I get sore throats so much, and had tonsillitis so often growing up! So he may well whip them out while I'm under too :P


 


Back pain clinic went pretty much as I expected. There's not much they can teach me that I don't already know. She was impressed by the amount of activity I do (loved the fact that I do pole dancing) and my 'pain management strategies'. There is a 4 week course that I can do, which might teach me a few little tricks here and there, and I have a week to decide if I want to do it or not. Biggest problems is that is on a Friday afternoon 1-4pm, and with the impending 'operation' I'm reluctant to book anything atm... Especially with my first anniversary in a few weeks time, and then on the 20th Feb we're supposed to be going to our friends for a long weekend, for her baby shower. I've not seen her since my wedding, and she's due to pop at the end of March (after only finding out she was pregnant at the 6 month mark, just after Christmas), so I really don't want to have to cancel... I guess I'll see what the next few weeks bring.


 


As for my goals... Well, paleo is pretty much out the window at this point. Mostly because I made homemade pizza's for our Friday night gaming session (all gluten free) but ended up totally over catering. So we had 3 whole pizzas that didn't get eaten. So my 'one night off plan' has become a weekend of it :P I'm still tracking everything though in MFP, and will refocus on paleo come Monday morning. This whole health scare has made me very conscious of what I'm fuelling my body with. I'm a huge believer in the healing/harming power of food, and the thought that this whole lump thing may have been caused (at least in part) by my SAD diet growing up, has made me want to recommit to paleo (or at least Primal) as soon as possible.


 


I've been doing my daily yoga, and the challenges. Although I've had to start breaking the plank sessions into sets, as my back just will not hold a plank for longer than 45 seconds. Hopefully I'll be able to edge that up over time. The squats are getting really hard! Yesterday was 150, which made me want to collapse afterwards. The annoying thing was, my husband decided to join me (he wants to strengthen his thighs for pole dancing, as he can't grip the pole very well). He did all 150 squats off the bat. No 2 week build up. No struggling to finish them. Oh he definitely felt it afterwards, and the first thing he said to me this morning was 'my thighs hurt'... But still. It's taken me weeks to build up to that! GRRRRRRRR... Oh well, will see if he manages todays as well (or if he chickens out, like I'm expecting him to)


 


So, yeah... That was my week. A bit of an emotional roller coaster, that is probably only just starting... But I'm still here, and still kicking. And determined, no matter what the lump turns out to be, to improve my health and fitness. And complete the tough mudder! Even if I have to walk the entire bloody thing :P


 


Tracking:


1/ Paleo: 4/42 MFP: 12/41 (started MFP on 6th when the Fitbit arrived)


2/ Dance: 4/18 


3/ 30dc: 16/30 (started on 1st)


4/ Yoga: 16/42


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So, I'm not having a good week when it comes to dance classes. I've missed 2/3 so far. Monday and Tuesday I wasn't feeling well, not sure if its a bug or lump related, or even psychosomatic, but either way I missed burlesque and ballroom this week. Really hoping to be up for pole tomorrow, but will see how I feel. 


 


I've been tracking all my food intake still, and have moved a little closer to full paleo. Think I'm mainly going to use this challenge to ease myself back into it. So if by the end of it I've made the transition then I'll be happy. Had some goats cheese in my dinner last night, and promptly had gas for the rest of the evening. Looks like I'll be cutting all dairy now. Which is probably a good thing. Even if I never manage full paleo, if I can stay mostly grain and dairy free, I'll have achieved something :)


 


Not managed to do any crafty stuff for a while. Think I just have too much on my mind, to really focus on anything else... Will see how it goes. Just as well this wasn't a goal this challenge!


 


I have been doing my yoga and challenges, except for yesterday. I just could not bring myself to do any of it. But as it turns out, yesterday was a rest day on squats and today on push-ups, so I've just jigged it around a little, and all I've really missed is the planks and to be honest, I'm finding them hard anyway. My back doesn't like holding a plank position for more than 30-45 seconds. I've occasionally managed 60 secs, but not often. Will probably reset, and start building it up again, maybe take it a bit slower than is on the 'plan'. I'm also trying to decide what challenges to do in Feb... Thinking I'll carry on with the squats (as I'm actually enjoying the challenge!) and the push ups, but I'm thinking I might throw in some burpees or something different. Or I might write my own for inverted rows, so that I can start building towards my first pull up.


 


Tracking:


1/ Paleo: 5/42 MFP: 14/41 (started MFP on 6th when the Fitbit arrived)


2/ Dance: 4/18 


3/ 30dc: 21/30 (started on 1st)


4/ Yoga: 16/42


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I made it to pole last Thursday, and had a couple of break throughs with moves that I'd been struggling with. So that proves that I'm getting stronger! Friday gaming was the same as normal - good meal (home made burgers) followed by eating crap :P


 


My weekend wasn't the best. Saturday we had a house full of the gamers, as we had an all day session. One of our group is off on a round the world trip on Feb 15th (I'm not at all jealous!) so we need to wrap up the campaign before she goes. The problem was that it meant yet another day of crap eating, and no exercise. I didn't even get my yoga etc done :(


 


Sunday I was working all day. So I did bugger all else.


 


Monday, I had my ultrasounds scan. He also stuck a couple of needles into it to take some cell samples. Good god that hurt! I then spent the rest of the day feeling sorry for myself, eating bad things (again) and not getting much done. I did however make it to burlesque. (I wont be able to make next week, as she's changed the time, and it now starts at 6pm, next week I'm finishing work at 6pm, so I wont be able to go... I have however altered my work availability for future weeks.


 


Today has been good... So far. I've done my yoga and challenges (trying to make up for the two days I've missed, so will be doing an extra session later :P) I didn't eat anything before noon, as I'm trying a spot of intermittent fasting, and feel pretty good. Not sure if we're going to ballroom tonight, tbh I've lost my enthusiasm for it. Not sure if why, just haven't been enjoying it much the last few times we've been. If we don't go, I'll try and get out for an evening walk... (I'd quite like to do a second pole class, but not sure if thats a good idea or not)


 


I'm trying to decide what to do after this set of 30 day challenges ends... I'm thinking push ups (because I've struggled with them), inverted rows and burpees. I'm very much aware of the TM looming in my future, and with the possibility of needing surgery at some point as well, I need to be working as hard as I can, when I can, to build muscle and loose fat before then. It's only 17 weeks away now, and I have a long way to go before I'm ready for it... If I ever will be!


 


Tracking:


1/ Paleo: 6/42 MFP: 21/36 (started MFP on 6th when the Fitbit arrived)


2/ Dance: 7/18 


3/ 30dc: 26/30 (started on 1st)


4/ Yoga: 21/42


Life quest (save): £ 50 


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