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OK. I would use this image in EVERY challenge if I could because I love it that much.

 

but this time it's actually pretty applicable:

 

It's winter. I am tired. I have a lot of things I want to do, but the last 4 challenges have been really gym or physical therapy based, which means traveling to exercise.

 

I'm an ASSASSIN. a MERMAID VIKING NINJA ASSASSIN (no really I think that's my race/class). I need to be able to do stuff on my own, when I will, where I am. and with winter and shoveling my style is cramped, and I am chafing. I want to get my groove back this challenge. Last one was amazing! it helped me get my feet back under me (so to speak) and shake off the ACL recovery. HOWEVER, I fizzled a little at the end - in part because of snow, in part because of sore knee. Therefore this challenge, I need to tailor the workouts and expectations a little more to fit me and my lifestyle more exactly. I need to structure a lifestyle where I'm doing things every single day, at a gym or at home or outside, and I'm not fizzling and avoiding workouts.

 

MAIN QUEST: 2015 is the year of the -UP.

that means pull-ups and push-ups, peaches!

 

GOAL 1 Train your body

This means going to the gym or doing workouts at home. I absolutely have to do something 5x a week. The things that I am doing include: weights, because I need to keep my leg strong and I'm working on my chest/shoulders/back/arms for the pull-upping; cardio, because I like to run and want to run more, so running, like, 25 min. at least; bodyweight circuits ala the bodyweight workouts from the NF academy (bonus maybe my husband will do these with me).

 

IDEALLY I'll get in 2x formal weight machines, 2x cardio, and a bonus bodyweight workout. but MOST IMPORTANTLY is to do something 5x a week.

 

Note: I'm going to keep going to tae kwon do, weapons class, and boxing. that's a good routine I've got right now. I need to work on the additional stuff that will support my -UPs and will also support my ability to be a martial artist.

 

GOAL 2 Feed your face

Stay within calories! this worked awesomely last challenge, I need to keep it up.

 

GOAL 3 Tweak your skills

While the body stuff is supporting the -UPs, I also need to work on those movements specifically. keep up the pee-and-push-ups at work. add in pull-up practice/negative hangs/etc. at work as well, once the pull-up bar is installed. do these things frequently on 4 days during the week, and write down how many of the things I'm doing. Also, for bonus, remember that time you bought a hula hoop and how cool and sparkly it is? how about you practice on that too.

 

LIFE GOAL.

ugh, I'm tired of not accomplishing anything on my house. for several challenges I've been talking about repairing my walls and installing a new closet and I'm tired of setting myself up for failure. I'm going to change this. Instead, crafting. weekly crafting is required. I've got knitting and spinning in progress right now. I'll take pictures and share it with you.

 

maybe miraculously we will find that when I no longer HAVE to do the closet I'll procrastinate on the crafting by actually moving forward with closet things. MAYBE.

 

OK WINTER. LET'S DO THIS.

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Here for more badassery karina!  THOSE UPS WON'T KNOW WHAT HIT'EM!

maybe miraculously we will find that when I no longer HAVE to do the closet I'll procrastinate on the crafting by actually moving forward with closet things. MAYBE.

 

That's how it normally works...

 

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Awesome challenge-and yowser that is a lot of snow! So warm here, even our ski areas have no snow.

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You rule! Kill those goals!

 

What about designing specific tasks for your life goal? Little actions that take no more than a few minutes but that could accumulate themselves so in the end you'll finish the whole thing? For example: the closet. One day you take mesures and put the marks on the wall, another day you only make the wholes in the wall (if it's needed, I am guessing about the type of closet), another day you fix the closet in its place, and so on.

 

Best of luck!

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Subbing.  I hit the wall Wednesday with the cold temperatures and started to wonder when will winter end??? 

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I love the little kitty gif!  Awww...

 

I'm a little worried that you're still trying to do too much.  If you're doing running 2x/week, weight machines 2x/week, bodyweight 1x/week, TKD related stuff 2-3x/week, and the push-ups and pull-ups work 4 days/week, that doesn't sound like much muscle recovery time.  Is your surgical knee still really behind your other one for strength stuff?  If both legs are of similar strength, you might be at a point where the weight machines don't really matter that much anymore, unless you're really enjoying them.  You're getting the jumping and agility work in TKD.  You're getting the endurance work with the jogging.  If you toss in some lunges and squats, you're probably fine with the knee rehab.  

 

It just seems like a huge schedule, and something will probably have to give.  If nothing else, you might want to decide which activities are definitely happening, which ones you'll add in if you have the time and muscle integrity to do so, and which ones you'll add in only if you're feeling great and loaded with free time.  But then again, knowing you, you'll kick but with doing all of the things, so maybe you should just ignore me.  ;)

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I love the little kitty gif!  Awww...

 

I'm a little worried that you're still trying to do too much.  If you're doing running 2x/week, weight machines 2x/week, bodyweight 1x/week, TKD related stuff 2-3x/week, and the push-ups and pull-ups work 4 days/week, that doesn't sound like much muscle recovery time.  Is your surgical knee still really behind your other one for strength stuff?  If both legs are of similar strength, you might be at a point where the weight machines don't really matter that much anymore, unless you're really enjoying them.  You're getting the jumping and agility work in TKD.  You're getting the endurance work with the jogging.  If you toss in some lunges and squats, you're probably fine with the knee rehab.  

 

It just seems like a huge schedule, and something will probably have to give.  If nothing else, you might want to decide which activities are definitely happening, which ones you'll add in if you have the time and muscle integrity to do so, and which ones you'll add in only if you're feeling great and loaded with free time.  But then again, knowing you, you'll kick but with doing all of the things, so maybe you should just ignore me.   ;)

I actually came in to say something similar to this. (without the acutely recent ACL repair perspective).

 

You're so busy!  It's okay to not be going 100 mph all the time, yes? Or build allowances in for life (I'm sure you're not done with snow...)

 

Of course, you seem like you could be one of those people that thrive on the busy (I am not). In which case, ignore me. :)

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I agree that it looks like a lot, but I think as long as you let yourself make allowances for the madness if things threaten to overwhelm, you should be okay? Looking forward to seeing you rock it some more this challenge. :)

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Here to cheer you on!

 

hi hi!

 

Omg just saw this one xD

 

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THIS OH MY GOSH THIS. totally my mantra.

 

Awesome challenge-and yowser that is a lot of snow! So warm here, even our ski areas have no snow.

 

normally we get somewhere between 1-6 inches every week, but also normally it melts a little and softens up and shrinks. this year we've been on the edge of all the boston storms and have gotten between 4-8 inches every week, and it hasn't gotten warm at ALL so it's just piling up. our northeast ski areas are loving it! they're advertising "powder just like they see in the rockies." normally our ski season is a lot of "packed granular," which is like skiing on ice cubes.

 

I just love that picture.   The 'tude is so great.  It's all, "Here I am!"

 

/following

 

I love it too! I am also going to put that up everywhere.

 

Mermaid vs snow man? Hell yeah I'm in!

 

ferocious battle! but I think the mermaid is at a disadvantage when it comes to winter costume!

 

You rule! Kill those goals!

 

What about designing specific tasks for your life goal? Little actions that take no more than a few minutes but that could accumulate themselves so in the end you'll finish the whole thing? For example: the closet. One day you take mesures and put the marks on the wall, another day you only make the wholes in the wall (if it's needed, I am guessing about the type of closet), another day you fix the closet in its place, and so on.

 

Best of luck!

 

I tried to structure this in but I just didn't want to do it. There! I guess I need to own that. I want the new closet, but I don't want it badly enough to actually do the work.

 

Subbing.  I hit the wall Wednesday with the cold temperatures and started to wonder when will winter end??? 

 

ZOMG right? it's REALLY cold this year in the northeast, too.  I know february is usually our coldest month, but I think we've had 2-3x longer of below 20degF temps (and WAY more days of below 0degF temps) than normal.

 

I love the little kitty gif!  Awww...

 

I'm a little worried that you're still trying to do too much.  If you're doing running 2x/week, weight machines 2x/week, bodyweight 1x/week, TKD related stuff 2-3x/week, and the push-ups and pull-ups work 4 days/week, that doesn't sound like much muscle recovery time.  Is your surgical knee still really behind your other one for strength stuff?  If both legs are of similar strength, you might be at a point where the weight machines don't really matter that much anymore, unless you're really enjoying them.  You're getting the jumping and agility work in TKD.  You're getting the endurance work with the jogging.  If you toss in some lunges and squats, you're probably fine with the knee rehab.  

 

It just seems like a huge schedule, and something will probably have to give.  If nothing else, you might want to decide which activities are definitely happening, which ones you'll add in if you have the time and muscle integrity to do so, and which ones you'll add in only if you're feeling great and loaded with free time.  But then again, knowing you, you'll kick but with doing all of the things, so maybe you should just ignore me.   ;)

I actually came in to say something similar to this. (without the acutely recent ACL repair perspective).

 

You're so busy!  It's okay to not be going 100 mph all the time, yes? Or build allowances in for life (I'm sure you're not done with snow...)

 

Of course, you seem like you could be one of those people that thrive on the busy (I am not). In which case, ignore me. :)

I agree that it looks like a lot, but I think as long as you let yourself make allowances for the madness if things threaten to overwhelm, you should be okay? Looking forward to seeing you rock it some more this challenge. :)

 

you know what's funny? I seriously thought this was a big step down from my goals last challenge. I mean, I'm not trying to get to the GYM 5x a week, so that's an improvement, right? just getting in 5 exercises, but NOT forcing myself to get to the gym through snow and ice?

 

yeah, I see what you all mean... but - I'm going to give it a shot, because that schedule up there is the ideal one, and I have a feeling it'll be more like 1 day running, 1 day weights (so 2 days at the gym) and 3 days trying to fit stuff in as best as I can.

 

I am the kind of person who has so many other things going on that I have to highly schedule in workouts so they have the same level of importance and priority as my other stuff. because *I* need to be as important as my job is, or as the kids stuff is, and my husband's commute and school schedule.

 

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in other news my sister and sister in law are both exercising a lot lately and I am sending them links to this challenge and hoping they will follow along! it's nice to have people to talk about being active with. I'm SURE that's why I've been doing so well - having you all to check in with and talk about these things with keeps me honest and diligent and having fun.

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You are such a go-getter, it is funny, uh, I mean inspirational. Subbing to watch the awesome. :)

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this weekend I kind of remembered that next week is going to be STUPID BUSY.

my week 1 might be totally difficult.

 

Tomorrow I go to work, but then take a train into NYC and catch the amtrak to washington dc. I'll get in at around 11PM.

Tuesday and Wednesday I'm at a conference - the kind that starts at, like, 8AM and ends with dinner in the evening with your colleagues. I catch a train home on Wednesday at 5PM and will get back to my house by midnight.

Then Thursday I'm saved from the early day at the job site, but we are going to see sleater kinney that night and will be out late then too.

and then Friday, which really can't come soon enough.

 

this also means no TKD on tuesday or thursday, and I will have to do hotel room exercises or go to the gym fitness center (whatever that's like) on tuesday and wednesday mornings.

 

well! we will see.

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Do what you can!

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Tomorrow I go to work, but then take a train into NYC and catch the amtrak to washington dc. I'll get in at around 11PM.

Tuesday and Wednesday I'm at a conference - the kind that starts at, like, 8AM and ends with dinner in the evening with your colleagues. I catch a train home on Wednesday at 5PM and will get back to my house by midnight.

 

It's a shame you're doing a tightly scheduled business trip and not a touristy one.  Otherwise, I'd try to track you down and hang out for a bit.  ;)

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Agh, those trips are always so energy sapping. But I'm sure you'll make it work and Sleater Kinney!!! Awesomeee. 

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