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Main Quest: Get weight down to 125

Still working on this main quest from my first challenge. My starting weight is 159. I'm going to keep plugging away at it until I get where I want to go.

 

Goal 1: Get up earlier

I have a terrible time waking up with an alarm clock. I would have more time in the morning to do things like start a revolution workout if I could just get up in the morning. It doesn't help that I take benadryl to sleep through the night. So here's to working on getting up at a reasonable hour. I'm going to use my alarm to get up by 8. This is a daily pass/fail. 

A = 21 days

B = 15 or more

F = 10 or fewer

 

Goal 2: Strength Train 3 x week

I've been making good strides in keeping up with the Beginner Body Weight Workout. I've even started keeping track of my individual workouts so that I can see where I'm making progress. It's been quite gratifying. 

A = 18 workouts

B = 12 or more workouts

F = 9 or fewer 

 

Goal 3: Yoga or Flex/Mobility 3 x week

I haven't been going to or practicing my yoga recently. I'm thinking I need to spend more time doing that. Plus it will help me by stretching out my muscles on my off days. If I can't fit in a yoga workout, I will do a stretching/mobility workout in order to keep up the momentum.  

A = 18 workouts

B = 12 or more workouts

F = 9 or fewer

 

Life Quest: I'm trying to revive my blog and to that end I will write one blog post a week for the six weeks of the challenge.

A = 6 posts

B = 3 or more

F = 2 or fewer

 

Here's to another six weeks of awesome. 

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Great challenge! Just one suggestion if you don't mind. Getting up at a set time is important in itself but it has a lot to do with having a consistent bedtime. Do you go to bed at the same time every night? Getting at least 7 hours sleep is so important especially when you are trying to lose weight.

Just a thought. Can't wait to see how it unfolds!

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Yoga will probably help. But I say that about everything. . . Thirsty? Do some yoga, it will probably help. Miss your mom? Do some yoga, it will probably help. Need a new job? Do some yoga, it will probably help.  :nevreness:

 

 

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One day, I wanna be able to do that.

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Day One

 

Goal 1: Wake up Earlier. I didn't make it this morning. I got up at 8:35, but that's closer than 9 o'clock. I'm going to try again tomorrow. I haven't given up yet.

 

Goal 2: Strength Train 3x week. Today wasn't a strength training day since I got my last workout in on Sunday. Gonna have to wait until tomorrow to get another workout in.

 

Goal 3: Yoga or Flex/Mobility 3x week. I have to admit that I half-assed my way through my yoga work this morning. I just wasn't prepared. I'm going to do better on Wednesday.

 

Life Quest: I also managed to write another blog post so that I'm ready for next week. That's a good thing. 

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Day Two

 

Goal 1: Wake Up Earlier 

Didn't make it today. Got up at 8:20. Getting closer, but still not quite there.

 

Goal 2: Strength Training 3 x week

Trained today for two rounds. Had to shorten it up because otherwise I ran the risk of being late for work because I still needed a shower. This is why I need to get up earlier, so that I can get this done first thing in the morning and not be late for work doing it. 

 

20/20 squats. I'm doing sumo squats to counteract my heels wanting to come up when I bend my knees. 

10/10 push ups. I backed down on the push ups from the 13 I was attempting because of a twinge in my right shoulder. Trying not to overwork it.

20/20 lunges. Still having to stop and correct my form every couple, so not setting any PRs here.

15/15 dumbbell rows. I need to graduate to a heavier weight. I've reached my 15 rep max.

30/15 plank. I tried to do a straight arm plank on the second one. I should stick to doing my planks on my forearms from now on. That was brutal. 

34/34 jumping jacks. Still setting PRs here. Although I think this might be the easiest exercise out of the whole bunch. 

 

Made sure to do a five minute warm up and a short cool down to let my muscles relax. I'll work on doing better on Thursday.

 

Goal 3: Yoga 3x week

Wasn't a yoga day, though I might do some later just for the stretch. 

 

Life Quest: I haven't written today yet. I'll amend the post if I do get another blog post written. 

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Hey, nice goals, I struggle with getting up, what helped me was putting my alarm clock down stairs and turning it up loud enough and setting the length of the alarm to infinity. 

 

I tried to sleep through it for the first week with no success and by the time I had got down stairs to turn it off I was already wide awake.

 

It took me about two weeks to break the cycle and get up when the alarm went off immediately.

 

My neighbours hate me, but I am now a relatively early riser. :P

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I don't know why on earth I can't just get up when the alarm goes off. There should be a study - it will be called, "what the hell?"

 

The only time I DO get up at the alarm is when I have an appointment scheduled. That's why I'm an AM worker-outer. (But only is there is an actual class scheduled, I WILL NOT get up and go for a run in the morning. Like I said, there ought to be a large-scale study)

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I don't know why on earth I can't just get up when the alarm goes off. There should be a study - it will be called, "what the hell?"

 

The only time I DO get up at the alarm is when I have an appointment scheduled. That's why I'm an AM worker-outer. (But only is there is an actual class scheduled, I WILL NOT get up and go for a run in the morning. Like I said, there ought to be a large-scale study)

I can usually get up at 8 if I have a doctor's appointment scheduled, but on normal days, no go. I'm trying to get better at it. Slowly but surely.

 

You are doing better every day with the wake up time. That is great!

Nice workout!

Keep fighting!

Thanks. I've got to budget more time so I can manage to get the full three rounds in before I have to go to work.

 

Hey, nice goals, I struggle with getting up, what helped me was putting my alarm clock down stairs and turning it up loud enough and setting the length of the alarm to infinity. 

 

I tried to sleep through it for the first week with no success and by the time I had got down stairs to turn it off I was already wide awake.

 

It took me about two weeks to break the cycle and get up when the alarm went off immediately.

 

My neighbours hate me, but I am now a relatively early riser. :tongue:

I wish I could do that, but my alarm clock is my phone and we live on one floor. It's kinda hard to move the clock too far away. Trying to make a plan with myself that I have to put my feet on the floor before I can turn the alarm off. 

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I just set up all six of my blog posts for the challenge. I now know what I'm posting about for the next six weeks. Now to make sure my author interviews happen. 

 

My blog post for week one was: http://alledriaehurt.blogspot.com/2015/02/on-self-publishers-should-not-be-called.html

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Missed yesterday. 

Day Three

 

Goal 1: 8:15 Getting closer.

Goal 2: Strength Training: Wasn't a strength training day.

Goal 3: Yoga: Did my yoga this morning. It was a quick stretch routine. That was a good.

 

Day Four

Goal 1: Get up earlier: 9:20 A bit of a step back, but okay. It's one day. I'm going to do better tomorrow.

Goal 2: Strength Training; It's a strength training day. I'll update with my workout when I get to it this afternoon. Time's a little crunched right now.

Goal 3: Yoga: Not necessarily a yoga day, but I'm beginning to think I may make the yoga a daily challenge instead of 3 times a week. We'll see how that goes. 

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Great goals and nice job so far!! 

 

And I love the blog (what I've read of it so far)! I enjoy blogging to but don't spend as much time as I should on it >_< Still, it's great to see a fellow writer with similar fitness goals!! Keep up the good work :)

 

Feel free to hang out on the blog. Leave a comment. Let me know you're there.

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Day Four

 

Workout Day

 

20/20/20 squats. Still using sumo squats until I can get my heels to cooperate and stay on the ground during a regular squat.

 

13/13/13 push ups. Shoulder feels all better. Struggled to get those last three but I got them.

 

20/20/20 lunges. My form is improving. I'm getting the knee all the way down on 95% of them now.

 

15/15/15 dumbbell rows. Need a heavier weight. Investigating buying a kettlebell. 

 

30/12/16 planks. Still my least consistent exercise. I've got to find some way to improve this.

 

35/35/35 jumping jacks. New PR! I'm doing a hundred and five of those per workout. That's not bad at all. 

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Skipped Day Five

 

Goal 1: Get up Earlier. I made it up by 8. It's the first time I've managed it throughout this challenge. Granted, it's only been a week but I'm a harsh grader.

 

Goal 2: Strength Training 3x Week Today wasn't a strength training day, so I'm taking my off day on that.

 

Goal 3: Yoga/Flexibility/Mobility 3x Week. Did that early this morning. I found a 15 minute routine that works pretty good. Though I may find a few others just so I'm not doing the same thing all the time. 

 

Day Six

 

Goal 1: Get up earlier. It was Saturday. I didn't even try. Got up at 9:40

 

Goal 2: Strength Training 3x week. Today was supposed to be a strength training day but I didn't get to it before six o'clock and then its too late because it will keep me up when I try to go to bed. Guess I'll have to do it tomorrow.

 

Goal 3: Yoga/Flex/Mobility 3x week: Wasn't the day for that but it now looks like I'm going to be doing both tomorrow since I was a lazy slug today. On the bright side, I got to spend time with family and that was important. Could have stood to turn down the two doughnuts I had though. Oh well, tomorrow is another day for me to do better. It wasn't a total wash today, but I will do better tomorrow. 

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Day Seven

 

Goal 1: Wake Up Earlier: Was up by 8 to be in church by 9. So a win for today.

 

Goal 2: Strength Training 3xweek. Did a workout today but was so tired I gave up halfway through the third round. I can do better. I have done better. I will do better.

 

20/20/20 Squats. 13/13/13 Push ups. 20/20/12 Lunges. 15/15 Dumbbell rows. 30/30 Planks. 36/36 Jumping jacks. Got through round two. Didn't make it through round three, which is disappointing because I know I can do better than that. 

 

Goal 3: Yoga/Flexibility/Mobility 3xweek. Incorporated my yoga into my stretching cool down after my workout. So I got that done today as well. 

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Week in Review

 

Goal 1: Wake up Earlier

I didn't get too many wins on this for this week. 2/7 Not good, not good at all. But I was getting closer. I just have to keep working on it. I'm getting there.

 

Goal 2: Strength training 3xweek

Got this done. Even though I skipped a day and had to do a makeup on Sunday in order to get all three in this week, I managed. 3/3

 

Goal 3: Yoga/Flex/Mobility 3xweek

Actually did four days of this. Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun. so 4/3. Not bad. I am definitely considering making this a daily challenge. It's just 15 minutes and I can do it pretty quick if I wake up early enough. 

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Day Eight

 

Goal 1: Wake Up Earlier: 7:55, WOOT! Got up five minutes earlier than I needed to. Good job.

 

Goal 2: Strength training 3xweek: Not today. Today is an off day. Gotta chill let the muscles refresh.

 

Goal 3: Yoga 3xweek: Did my yoga this morning already. It felt good. I'm trying to get to where I can do crow pose, but so far, I haven't managed to get off the ground. On my tip toes, but not off the ground. Steady work will win the prize. 

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Day Nine

 

Goal 1: Wake up Earlier: 8:10 So close. So close.

 

Goal 2: Strength Training 3xweek

 

20/20 squats, 13/10 push ups, 20/20 lunges, 15 dumbbell rows, 17 plank, 37 jumping jacks. I did a horrible job today. Only one real round. Did however do 40 lunges toward my 100 for the Adventurers Mini. 

 

Goal 3: Yoga/Flex/Mobility 3xweek

 

Did that this morning. So I did something today. 

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