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I had no real idea what I was doing, but it worked - and is soon to be up on the blog. 

 

The meal was pretty great. Go, Instagram for providing me with the inspiration. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week 5 Day 3 Update

 
Goal 1: Fitness

 

I actually rested today. And got hubby side eye, which was good. I still rested, though. I'm hoping to do 2 straight days of yoga going into Saturday's 5k. 

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics

 

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie + hemp protein and coffee with cashew milk

Lunch: Had to order delivery due to poor planning - got a grilled split chicken with sweet potato fries

Dinner: Avocado chicken burgers with sriracha mayo dipping sauce and pan seared broccoli with fish sauce & onions

Snack: 1/4 cup of mixed roasted & salted nuts

 

Calories: 1,243 out of 1,500 

Carbs: 67 out of 100g

Fat: 84 out of 100g 

Protein: 71 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 08:32; 4 hours 17 minutes of restful sleep 

Steps: 1480 / 0.5 miles

 

 

 

Goal 3: Get Stuff Done

 

Bam. Unexpectedly finished the scarf I was working on. I meant to do 2 skeins of yarn, but that sucker would have been 4th doctor proportions when I was finished if I had. So, I cut it down to 1 skein and it looks great, if I do say so myself (pics coming). I might make the second for my MIL - the yarn is "her color". 

 

 

Goal 4: Get Out Of My Comfort Zone

 

Nerp. I had intended upon going to another of those free food talks (this time on weird food), but it was depressingly cold and rainy and I decided to bail to finish my scarf. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week 5 Day 4 Update

 
Goal 1: Fitness

 

Today was building yoga - and I conned the hubby into going with me. I don't think he entirely hated it, either. 

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics

 

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie + hemp protein and coffee with cashew milk

Lunch: Grilled chicken, 1/4 of a pita and some dipping sauce 

Snack: Strawberries with sheep pecorino, aged balsamic & cracked black pepper

Dinner: "Real" burgers with aged balsamic & sunchokes

 

Calories: 1,305 out of 1,500 

Carbs: 47 out of 100g

Fat: 67 out of 100g 

Protein: 107 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 07:30; 2 hours 31 minutes of restful sleep - poop

Steps: 1550 / 0.5 miles

 

 

 

Goal 3: Get Stuff Done

 

Here's the scarf I finished yesterday:

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And I started another in the same color and pattern - just a bit skinnier and with larger needles. I'm hoping this next one is even better, so I can give it away. This last one wasn't bad, though - I only varied a stitch in width from beginning to end (and I lost that stitch after the first 5-6 rows), and only 2 spots were wonky in the very beginning of the scarf. The rest was perfect. 

 

 

Goal 4: Get Out Of My Comfort Zone

 

Some. Building yoga - and it was crowded. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week 5 Days 5-7 Update & Weekly Wrap-up

 
Goal 1: Fitness

 

Friday - I went to yoga and luckily got in (I was waitlisted). I'm bummed that I'll miss next month - it's being held while I'm on vacation - but was happy to actually get to have a conversation with a girl who I really kind of enjoyed. 

 

Saturday - My first IRL 5k of the season. I am a self-sabotaging idiot and I got off the train 2 miles from the damn start line - power walked the 2 miles (mostly up hill) and started 12 minutes late. I had completely set myself up for not running the race (I was already sweaty and exhausted), but they let me in so I had no excuse -- I somehow miraculously rallied and pulled a PR. Finished in 35:47. Good thing I set my FitBit app (I set it as I was running from the start line); I get no official time because the late start. 

 

Sunday - I walked more than I wanted to and hurt all day. 

 

 

Week 5 Grading: A. BAM

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics

 

Friday

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie with hemp protein + coffee with cashew milk

Lunch: Leftover grilled chicken with 1/4 of a small pita and Peruvian Gold dipping sauce

Dinner: Hot bar takeout after yoga - pork shoulder, roasted mushrooms, roasted cherry tomatoes and roasted carrots

Snack: Vegan energy bites at yoga

 

Calories: 1,531 out of 1,500

Carbs: 96 out of 100g

Fat: 85 out of 100g

Protein: 98 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 7:17; 2 hours 46 minutes of restful sleep

Steps: 7720 / 2.8 miles

 

Saturday

Breakfast: Coffee with almond milk; grande coconut caffe misto; 1/2 a pumpernickel bagel with peanut butter post race

Lunch: Game Night - beer-braised brisket, paleo crepes, paleo lemon poundcake, paleo lemon curd, potato chips, blue tortilla chips, hard cider

 

Calories: 2,006 out of 1,500

Carbs: 161 out of 100g

Fat: 112 out of 100g

Protein: 82 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 7:37; 3 hours 26 minutes of restful sleep

Steps: 15608 / 6.9 miles

 

 

Sunday

Breakfast: Coffee with almond milk; grande coconut caffe misto

Lunch: Paleo lemon poundcake + paleo lemon curd

Dinner: Delivery Chinese - beef/pepper/onion spicy stir fry with 1 egg roll and 1 dumpling

 

Calories: 1,342 out of 1,500

Carbs: 94 out of 100g

Fat: 78 out of 100g

Protein: 70 out of 70g 

 

Sleep: 5:42; 2 hours 30 minutes of restful sleep

Steps: 8142 / 3.1 miles

 

Week 5 Grading: A. I went off the reservation on Saturday and paid for it, but damn it was good. 

 

 

 

Goal 3: Get Stuff Done

 

I knitted, worked on the clothing app and got my pictures back this weekend.

 

Week 5 Grading: A. I finished a knitting project (and started another), worked on the clothing app, and got half my pictures back this week. 

 

 

 

Goal 4: Get Out Of My Comfort Zone

 

Yep. I went to my yoga in the wider world, ran a 5k by myself, and waited for a freaking hour for one single person that RSVP'd to game night to show up. I'd say that was pretty far out of my comfort zone. 

 

 

Week 5 Grading: A. I pushed myself this week and was uncomfortable. 

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Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Saturday - My first IRL 5k of the season. I am a self-sabotaging idiot and I got off the train 2 miles from the damn start line - power walked the 2 miles (mostly up hill) and started 12 minutes late. I had completely set myself up for not running the race (I was already sweaty and exhausted), but they let me in so I had no excuse -- I somehow miraculously rallied and pulled a PR. Finished in 35:47. Good thing I set my FitBit app (I set it as I was running from the start line); I get no official time because the late start. 

 

 

Um, excuse me, but can we just stop and talk about how EFFING AWESOME this is?!

 

1). Ridiculous 2 miles "warm up"

2). Not bailing because you were late.

3). AND THEN setting a PR?

 

Dude. Just... So proud. I'm almost crying right now :P But instead of tears, I give you megaly deserved gif party!

 

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Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week 6 Day 1 Update

 
Goal 1: Fitness

 

I totally rested today. My ass felt like someone had punched the sides, my lower outer calves were pissed, and I was limpy. I snuggled the dog and watched Arrow while the hubby was out working instead. Watching fitness counts, right? 

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics

 

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie + hemp protein and coffee with cashew milk

Lunch: Leftover avocado chicken burgers with sriracha mayo and leftover roasted cabbage

Dinner: Leftovers bonanza - pork and broccoli from the deli + 1/4 cup of pork fried rice

 

Calories: 958 out of 1,500 - super low, but I almost didn't eat dinner because I wasn't hungry 

Carbs: 53 out of 100g

Fat: 62 out of 100g 

Protein: 93 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 07:11; 3 hours 26 minutes of restful sleep 

Steps: 1264 / 0.4 miles

 

 

 

Goal 3: Get Stuff Done

 

Knitted. Worked on categorizing and organizing the pictures I just got back. 

 

 

Goal 4: Get Out Of My Comfort Zone

 

Nerp. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week 6 Day 2 Update

 
Goal 1: Fitness

 

I got back to it today, even though my ass sides were still sore. Had a getting-to-know-you arm day with the machines in my gym.

 

5 sets of 10 reps (33 lbs) - seated shoulder press 

5 sets of 10 reps (33 lbs) - incline chest press

 

5 sets of 5 reps (55 lbs) - lat pull down

​5 sets of 5 reps (55 lbs) - mid row

 

​5 sets of 5 reps (33 lbs) - chest press

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics

 

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie + hemp protein and coffee with cashew milk

Lunch: Leftover brisket + paleo crepe wrap + bell pepper roll-ups

Snack: My stepmom sent us an Easter basket - I OD'd on sugar with 1 pretzel cluster + 1 Cheryl Oh cookie thing

Snack: 1/4 cup roasted & salted nuts because I was still hungry and over-sugared

Dinner: Primal Chicken Carbonara (dayum - recipe coming soon)

Snack: The last of the paleo lemon poppyseed cake

 

Calories: 1,563 out of 1,500 - well, that makes up for yesterday's low calorie count

Carbs: 88 out of 100g

Fat: 88 out of 100g 

Protein: 113 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 08:08; 4 hours 51 minutes of restful sleep 

Steps: 2026 / 0.7 miles

 

 

 

Goal 3: Get Stuff Done

 

Knitted. Worked on categorizing and organizing the pictures I just got back. 

 

 

Goal 4: Get Out Of My Comfort Zone

 

Yep. I went to my building's book club and participated in the discussion. And I'm fairly certain at least 1 person has now labeled me the 'weird chick' due to my nihilistic outlook on the author's possible viewpoint - which totally works for me. And I met two people I could see hanging out with. 

 

Plus, the dog sitter we were planning on using backed out so I've had to scramble to find someone/someones before we leave next week. I reached out to my building's dog cabal (plus I contacted the sitter who bailed's backup, a new dog boarding facility, and our old facility) -- and I think we may have it covered with the dog cabal. Yay, free dog care! Much better than spending $600+. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week 6 Day 3 Update

 
Goal 1: Fitness

 

Today, I focused on my back and doing work with the stability ball. 3 circuits of the following:

 

Frog Crunches (on the ball) x12

Back Extensions (on the ball) x12

T-Raises (on the ball with 5 lb. weights) x12

Dumbbell Prone Cobra (on the ball with 5 lb. weights) x12

Reverse Hip Raises (on the ball) x12

Superman Holds (roughly :30 second holds) x3

Scorpion Twists x10 per side

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics

 

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie + hemp protein and coffee with cashew milk

Lunch: Leftover primal chicken carbonara

Snack: 1/4 cup roasted & salted nuts 

Dinner: Paleo chicken/asparagus/avocado/hatch chile pizza

Snack: 1/4 cup roasted & salted nuts + 1 pretzel cluster

 

Calories: 1,276 out of 1,500 

Carbs: 97 out of 100g

Fat: 66 out of 100g 

Protein: 77 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 08:23; 5 hours 03 minutes of restful sleep 

Steps: 1862 / 0.6 miles

 

 

 

Goal 3: Get Stuff Done

 

Knitted - and surprise-finished another scarf. I also sorted and labeled digital pics.

 

 

Goal 4: Get Out Of My Comfort Zone

 

Potential dog sitter drama dealt with. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week 6 Day 4 Update

 
Goal 1: Fitness

 

Building yoga. Today's class *almost* made me sweaty. I spent a lot of time watching my hip alignment and trying not to hammer the lingering sore spots. Plus: lots of chatarangas. 

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics

 

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie + hemp protein and coffee with cashew milk

Lunch: Leftover chicken & asparagus

Snack: 1/4 cup roasted & salted nuts 

Dinner: Chicken/green bean/bacon/avocado bowl

Snack: 1/2 package of shortbread cookies

 

Calories: 962 out of 1,500 

Carbs: 53 out of 100g

Fat: 45 out of 100g 

Protein: 92 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 08:23; 5 hours 03 minutes of restful sleep 

Steps: 1862 / 0.6 miles

 

 

 

Goal 3: Get Stuff Done

 

No knitting - boo - but I labeled and put up a bunch of pictures.

 

 

Goal 4: Get Out Of My Comfort Zone

 

Building yoga and met with one of the dog sitters.

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Week 6 Days 5-7 Update & Week 6 Wrap-up

 
Goal 1: Fitness

 

Friday: Surprise friend visit and girls' night out dinner at a South African restaurant in the neighborhood. Not much exercise going on, but lots of catching up and a cocktail. 

 

Saturday: Hair cut, lots of walking through the city (20 or so blocks), and went back to the same restaurant as last night. 

 

Sunday: Smorgasburg (food tent heaven) opened this weekend - walked the dog the 2 miles down and back + went shopping in the neighborhood afterward. 

 

 

Week 6 Grading: A. I did what I could this week, balancing recovery from the 5k + power walking with strength training and yoga relaxation. 

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics

 

Friday

Breakfast: DH's green smoothie with hemp protein + coffee with cashew milk

Lunch: Leftover rotisserie chicken + orange bell pepper crepe wraps with tomato & dill salad

Dinner: South African out - biltong & nuts appetizer, curried lamb & grilled veggies + a cocktail involving cucumbers

Snack: The second half of the bag of shortbread cookies (5 small cookies) from the easter basket

 

Calories: 1,697 out of 1,500

Carbs: 90 out of 100g

Fat: 98 out of 100g

Protein: 122 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 7:45; 3 hours 34 minutes of restful sleep

Steps: 6,828 / 2.5 miles

 

Saturday

Breakfast: I had two cups of coffee with almond milk, then took myself out for brunch and had steak & eggs with hashed browns

Lunch: Skipped

Dinner: Went back to the South African place - had more biltong & nuts, and bobotie (a curried ground beef dish with almonds on top and rice on the side) + some sort of cocktail

 

Calories: 1,645 out of 1,500

Carbs: 84 out of 100g

Fat: 79 out of 100g

Protein: 139 out of 70g

 

Sleep: 8:44; 3 hours 13 minutes of restful sleep

Steps: 12,606 / 4.6 miles

 

 

Sunday

Breakfast: Grande coconut caffe misto x 2

Lunch: Smorgasburg! Had almost half of a steak/french fry/guac/salsa burrito, half an order of beer battered cheese curds, and 3/4 of a moroccan lamb scotch egg

Dinner: Delivery Chinese/Mexican - Had 2/3 of my order of double meat egg foo young (no gravy), 1 steamed pork bun and 1 steak soft taco

Snack: In deference to the holiday, I had my yearly Reese's egg and it was magnificent 

 

 

Calories: 1,404 out of 1,500

Carbs: 107 out of 100g

Fat: 78 out of 100g

Protein: 69 out of 70g 

 

Sleep: 8:26; 3 hours 34 minutes of restful sleep

Steps: 14,648 / 5.8 miles

 

Week 6 Grading: A-. I had a lot of meat this weekend - and a lot of calories. 

 

 

 

Goal 3: Get Stuff Done

 

I bought more yarn, started a new project, and worked on my clothing app a bit. 

 

Week 6 Grading: A. Pictures are 3/4 digitized and I'm working on organizing the files + putting the hard copies away; I've finished a bunch of scarf projects and have started another, and I've been keeping track of my clothing in the app I purchased. It's helped me not buy things 'just because they're on sale' a few times, since those things weren't on my 'needs to be replaced' list and I am working currently on taking better pictures of my clothing (with a body in them), so I can visualize how outfits are actually going to look in real life - instead of how they'll look on a mannequin. 

 

 

 

Goal 4: Get Out Of My Comfort Zone

 

I picked a fantastic place for Friday's dinner (pressure! friend unexpectedly came from out of town and she used to live in Brooklyn), took myself out for brunch in a busy restaurant on Saturday, and followed the sunshine up Broadway on a stroll alone - with no musical soundtrack. Plus, I shopped for and tried on clothes alone + on Sunday shopped with the dog (and hubby) in tow and took the dog into a store even though the prospect completely freaks me out. Spoiler alert: he had a fantastic time trying on dresses with me and running in and out of the dressing room. 

 

 

Week 6 Grading: A. I stretched that comfort zone without the aid of musical accompaniment. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Cycle 16: Conclusions And Grading

 

Goal 1: Fitness

 

Continue on with the HIIT/tabata style workouts + continue to work in cardio sessions on the treadmill. Also, buckle down and focus on getting that damn pull-up before my 1st OCR of the year. 

 

Week 1 Grading: A. I got my workouts in, plus a little bit extra. 

Week 2 Grading: A. I had a little off-track workout drama (tightness and pain necessitating a foam rolling easy day), but I completed my first 5k of the season so BAM.

Week 3 Grading: A. I had a good workout week. 

Week 4 Grading: A. I got my workouts in.

Week 5 Grading: A. BAM

Week 6 Grading: A. I did what I could this week, balancing recovery from the 5k + power walking with strength training and yoga relaxation.  

 

Conclusion: A. I not only got my workouts in, I PR'd my first IRL 5k of the season (after power walking 2 freaking miles I didn't need to do), took breaks for sensible recovery time, and even got a little arm work in to build toward my damn pull-up. BAMF. 

 

Grading: +2 STR, +2 DEX, +3 STA

 

 

Goal 2: Metrics

 

My metrics are: 100 grams or under of carbs, 70 grams or over of protein, under 100 grams of fat and around 1500 calories. 

 

Week 1 Grading: A. I stuck mostly to my metrics this week, even though that meant I ate some random shit during the weekend. 

Week 2 Grading: A. I had a good week, and this weekend wasn't too crazy. It wasn't perfect, but it wasn't ridiculous. 

Week 3 Grading: B. I made poor food choices this weekend. 

Week 4 Grading: A. I managed to not go too far off the rails this weekend - thanks to eating most of my "out" meals at paleo shangri-la. 

Week 5 Grading: A. I went off the reservation on Saturday and paid for it, but damn it was good. 
Week 6 Grading: A-. I had a lot of meat this weekend - and a lot of calories. 
 
Conclusion: I did pretty good here. I had some time off-the-rails, but I feel like my body is at a happy place and my nutrition is on point. 
 
Grading: +2 WIS

 

 

 

Goal 3: Get Stuff Done

 

Finish getting my old family pictures, etc. boxed up and sent off for digitization, finishing my ombre scarf knitting project, continue to weed out possessions I really don’t care about but feel pressured to keep. Also, I need to work to plug all my clothing into the Stylebook app, so I can get some good metrics/help realize my minimalist goals. 

 

Week 1 Grading: A. I didn't finish anything, but I worked toward all the mini goals that make up this umbrella goal - knitting, pictures, Stylebook & minimalism.

Week 2 Grading: A. Things are actually getting checked off my list. Wonderbar!

Week 3 Grading: A. I sent both boxes of pictures out, knitted, and worked a bunch on my clothing app. 
Week 4 Grading: A. I worked on the clothing app a bit, and knitted some. This week, I also heard back from the places that have my pictures, etc. 

Week 5 Grading: A. I finished a knitting project (and started another), worked on the clothing app, and got half my pictures back this week. 

Week 6 Grading: A. Pictures are 3/4 digitized and I'm working on organizing the files + putting the hard copies away; I've finished a bunch of scarf projects and have started another, and I've been keeping track of my clothing in the app I purchased. It's helped me not buy things 'just because they're on sale' a few times, since those things weren't on my 'needs to be replaced' list and I am working currently on taking better pictures of my clothing (with a body in them), so I can visualize how outfits are actually going to look in real life - instead of how they'll look on a mannequin.  

 

Conclusion: I continually worked toward my goals this cycle and got a lot accomplished. I finished 2 knitting projects, sent 2 batches of pictures off to get digitized (and got 1 of those batches back), worked to get rid of clothing that doesn't fit me, and plugged everything into a Stylebook app to help visualize what I have on hand. I also very consciously added a couple of pieces that weren't necessarily on the 'to be replenished' list of clothing, but that fit with the wardrobe I'm trying to build. 

 

Grading: +2 CHA, +1 CON

 

 

Goal 4: Get Out Of My Comfort Zone

 

Do 1 thing that forces me out of my schedule/hermit lifestyle a week. 

 

Week 1 Grading: A. I attended book club, messed my schedule up with a doctor's visit, and attended a book signing. I also signed up for another race, and put myself out there in the world for my blogging a bit. 

Week 2 Grading: B. The only thing I did here was interrupt my schedule for a doctor's appointment. Which didn't even turn out to be that anxiety-inducing. (score)

Week 3 Grading: A. I yoga'ed and I went somewhere new. 

Week 4 Grading: A. I worked to get out of my comfort zone in small ways this week. 

Week 5 Grading: A. I pushed myself this week and was uncomfortable. 

Week 6 Grading: A. I stretched that comfort zone without the aid of musical accompaniment. 

 

Conclusion: I worked to get out of my comfort zone and pushed myself in ways both large and small. 

 

Grading: A. +3 CON

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Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Ummmm..... I guess we're not doing a massive Ranger wrap-up thread any more ..... 

 

New challenge forum is up & I've posted a placeholder thread while I figure my shit out. 

Level 74 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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