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Quick bedtime update:

- Did my BBWW woo only two reps though, I was struggling a little.

- Did my university work

- Bought a load of veggies to help me through paleo day tomorrow

- Tidied up the house (not part of the challenge but made me feel better)

- Watched Game of Thrones :D

 

Night all

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WEEK 1 REVIEW

Had a good week, in my opinion, but not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. I need to think harder about keeping myself on track when I have weekends away - these are frequent because of the long-distance relationship I'm in (although in around a year, we should be able to move closer together, which would be ideal).

 

 

Not perfect? Who's freaking post are you reading? I think you did an amazing job this week, you have nothing to beat yourself up about. Pushing yourself harder is ok, but don't let me catch you tearing yourself down you hear! <g>

 

Have a great week 2 and sleep well.

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DAY NINE

- Paleo day! Woo! Breakfast was (my favourite) sweet potato hash with fried eggs. Dinner was tuna salad wraps - tuna, tomato and chopped pepper wrapped in lettuce leaves for convenient lunchbox enjoyment. I also drank a black coffee and two green teas throughout the day. This evening I ate roasted cauliflower, oven-baked salmon and boiled peas. Love the sheer volume of veggies I can fill up on!

- No junk food alone - achieved

- Exercise - just completed a pilates video. Was a lot more taxing than expected, especially on the abs!

- University work - I had a frustrating day at university, which left me stranded at the campus waiting for a phone call so I could get something done in terms of practical skill, but the call never came. However, it did mean that I got a good 2hrs of work done and then had all of my time for myself once I got home...

 

... Which brings me to this weeks mini-challenge, which is to consider our procrastination and to put a stop to it.

 

I think the biggest procrastination activity for me is crappy tv. All too often, I sit down in front of the TV (often with a meal/hot drink) and say to myself "I'll get on with that task once this program is finished", and then I inevitably end up watching the next two episodes and an hour is gone. I'm sure many people experience the same phenomenon (at least, I hope I'm not alone!).

So, for the rest of the week, I am only going to watch TV if I am specifically watching something. For example, I know that on Thursday, a new episode of The Big Bang Theory will air, so I will sit down and enjoy it for half an hour. And then I will turn the TV off.

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Not perfect? Who's freaking post are you reading? I think you did an amazing job this week, you have nothing to beat yourself up about. Pushing yourself harder is ok, but don't let me catch you tearing yourself down you hear! <g>

 

Have a great week 2 and sleep well.

You are just about the loveliest person that the internet has introduced me to!

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Sounds like an awesome day of healthy eating and exercise!  I feel you on the procrastination time-sucks though.  I have so much on my to-do list, but somehow lately I keep ending up playing a game (okay, many games) of majong on my laptop in the evening :/

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Sounds like an awesome day of healthy eating and exercise!  I feel you on the procrastination time-sucks though.  I have so much on my to-do list, but somehow lately I keep ending up playing a game (okay, many games) of majong on my laptop in the evening :/

Yep - it's too easy to do! So much distraction to be mindful of. The downside of technology today? *deep*

 

EDIT: I get all keen about not watching as much TV and putting my time to useful non-procrastinating tasks... and then instantly schedule a Firefly session! Classic.

 

My excuse is that I am new to Firefly so am still super excited by the whole thing!

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Your thread is so inspiring! You really seem committed to your goals, and it's super impressive that you've been eating so well and resisting junk food!

 

I find that, as a student, one of my challenges in eating well is that it is cheaper to eat junk. Even buying marked-down cuts of meat and whatever vegetable is on special is more expensive than opening a can of baked beans or just eating a bunch of bread. What about you?

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Your thread is so inspiring! You really seem committed to your goals, and it's super impressive that you've been eating so well and resisting junk food!

 

I find that, as a student, one of my challenges in eating well is that it is cheaper to eat junk. Even buying marked-down cuts of meat and whatever vegetable is on special is more expensive than opening a can of baked beans or just eating a bunch of bread. What about you?

Yeah, sometimes it is a little expensive. But compared to how it used to be, where I'd do my normal £15-20 per week food shop, then spend £2-3 extra a couple of times a week buying crisps/chocolates etc, I'd say this is the better alternative! Also are you in the UK or not? (I'm guessing not, given the time-stamp on your post, unless you make habits of browsing at 05.50am!) Because in the UK, Aldi is a good cheap supermarket, and I know many people who decide their recipes largely around the 6 veggies that are in the "Super 6" every week, which are always marked down to 50p or so each. But anyway, thanks for stopping by!

 

DAY TEN (wow already??)

- Paleo - not a paleo day today (might have a paleo lunch though, eating leftover tuna salad from yesterday...)

- No junk food alone - nope. I will be having dinner with some friends tonight, which will likely involve a pudding, but this is allowed, because it is with friends.

- Exercise - I have done my BBWW this morning, 3 reps!! I took slightly longer breaks between each one than normal, but I feel good and strong! I worked out in front of the TV, which plays into the mini-challenge of the week. I could have just sat and stared at the TV, but I used the time wisely and got a workout in :)

- University work - I *should* have time to fit an hour of studying in when I get home from university and before I go for dinner (especially now that my workout for the day is out of the way). I'll have no be focused if I want to get the hour's worth of work done - no procrastinating!

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- No junk food alone - nope. I will be having dinner with some friends tonight, which will likely involve a pudding, but this is allowed, because it is with friends.

 

Couldn't agree more, if "we" only allow splurges while combining it with social activities I think we're solving two problems at once. Enjoy your time with friends tonight!

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- Exercise - I have done my BBWW this morning, 3 reps!! I took slightly longer breaks between each one than normal, but I feel good and strong! I worked out in front of the TV, which plays into the mini-challenge of the week. I could have just sat and stared at the TV, but I used the time wisely and got a workout in :)

 

So much win!! Seems like you're doing great with the challenge :) And your reasoning with money and healthy food is spot on - I used to buy unhealthy stuff AND chocolate. I'm actually spending the same amount of money on healthier stuff, when I skip the chocolate...

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DAY ELEVEN

Not my best day I'm afraid, but it's so good to hear so much support from everyone today!

- Paleo day! Black coffee, banana pancakes, sweet potato hash, eggs, tuna salad, baked salmon and roasted cauliflower is what I have eaten throughout today.

- No junk food alone - done. No junk food at all in fact, despite getting a coffee with a friend while in town and she wanted some cake. Resist!

- Exercise - will be doing my customary yoga before bed tonight

- University work - sadly failing in this area. Didn't do any last night either. Sad times all round.

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DAY ELEVEN

Not my best day I'm afraid, but it's so good to hear so much support from everyone today!

- Paleo day! Black coffee, banana pancakes, sweet potato hash, eggs, tuna salad, baked salmon and roasted cauliflower is what I have eaten throughout today.

- No junk food alone - done. No junk food at all in fact, despite getting a coffee with a friend while in town and she wanted some cake. Resist!

- Exercise - will be doing my customary yoga before bed tonight

- University work - sadly failing in this area. Didn't do any last night either. Sad times all round.

 

Out of the four items listed above you have done (or will do) three of them, how is this not a good day? Don't make me come over there and give you a shake!!! <g>

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DAY ELEVEN

Not my best day I'm afraid, but it's so good to hear so much support from everyone today!

- Paleo day! Black coffee, banana pancakes, sweet potato hash, eggs, tuna salad, baked salmon and roasted cauliflower is what I have eaten throughout today.

- No junk food alone - done. No junk food at all in fact, despite getting a coffee with a friend while in town and she wanted some cake. Resist!

- Exercise - will be doing my customary yoga before bed tonight

- University work - sadly failing in this area. Didn't do any last night either. Sad times all round.

 

I thought you were referring to some other day, because this day is made of pure win!! :) Just take a moment to appreciate all the changes you're doing. Be proud of yourself <3 (oh yes, I'm also deglecting my university stuff. whoops.)

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1 imperfect (mostly good) day does not make a loss - you're still making great progress, and you can come back stronger and better tomorrow.

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DAY TWELVE

Hello friends - long tiring day for me today with a lot of time spent in the car (traffic jams meaning that a 90 minute journey took over 3hrs ugghhhhh)

 

- Not a paleo day

- No junk food alone

- Exercise - 5km run achieved (despite huge exhaustion and general irritation from driving)

- No university work again, sigh

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DAY TWELVE

Hello friends - long tiring day for me today with a lot of time spent in the car (traffic jams meaning that a 90 minute journey took over 3hrs ugghhhhh)

 

- Not a paleo day

- No junk food alone

- Exercise - 5km run achieved (despite huge exhaustion and general irritation from driving)

- No university work again, sigh

 

3 hours in the car!!! I forget how good I have it some days, it's normally a 20 minute drive for me to get into work, and I almost blow my top when it turns into 30 minutes in the summer time.

 

Good job on the eating and exercise, maybe you can get some university work done now that it's the weekend?

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3 hours in the car!!! I forget how good I have it some days, it's normally a 20 minute drive for me to get into work, and I almost blow my top when it turns into 30 minutes in the summer time.

 

Good job on the eating and exercise, maybe you can get some university work done now that it's the weekend?

Luckily, it was a one-off journey!

 

DAY THIRTEEN

- Not a paleo day

- No junk food alone

- No exercise

- No university work - have been at a conference all day and I just don't know if my brain is up to any work right now. It was a conference related to my course though, so I am happy enough that I haven't been lazing around all day. If all goes to plan tomorrow, I'm going to enjoy a bit of a lie in, start the day with a run and then get to some work in the afternoon to make up for many missed days.

 

It looks like a lot of "no" today, but I am on track for the week for all except my life goal, so am feeling pretty good today :)

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 If all goes to plan tomorrow, I'm going to enjoy a bit of a lie in, start the day with a run and then get to some work in the afternoon to make up for many missed days.

 

It looks like a lot of "no" today, but I am on track for the week for all except my life goal, so am feeling pretty good today :)

 

Sounds like a good plan, rest up get yourself in the right frame of mind and get busy! <g>

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It looks like a lot of "no" today, but I am on track for the week for all except my life goal, so am feeling pretty good today :)

 

That's the thing, isn't it? There can be some "no", as long as the big picture is mostly "yes"! :)

 

 

If all goes to plan tomorrow, I'm going to enjoy a bit of a lie in, start the day with a run and then get to some work in the afternoon to make up for many missed days.

 

This sounds lovely...! I'm doing some Uni work today, as well, so let's get going! :D

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DAY FOURTEEN

- Paleo day - that's right! I've outdone my challenge goal and added another paleo day this week! I've had sweet potato hash, tuna salad, roasted cauliflower and broccoli, garlic-fried prawns and peas. Going to treat myself to a handful of strawberries after posting this :)

- No junk food

- Exercise - 5km run completed (girl talk - I wore shorts to work out for the first time ever, because of that confidence thing I have going on right now!)

- University work! I have done some! 2hrs worth! Doesn't quite make up for all that I didn't do earlier in the week, but better than nothing!

 

WEEK TWO REVIEW

A good week when we look at the numbers:

- 6 workouts

- 3 paleo days

- Still not caved to the junk demons

- Not as much university work done as I would like, sadly.

 

Bring on week three! It's great sharing this challenge with you, my new friends :)

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WEEK TWO REVIEW

- Not as much university work done as I would like, sadly. We can't be perfect every day, we NEED something to improve upon imo.

 

Bring on week three! It's great sharing this challenge with you, my new friends :) Same here Crar!

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Week three is here!

 

DAY FIFTEEN

- Not a paleo day (I ate pasta for the first time this entire challenge - forgot how filling it is!)

- No junk food alone (woop woop)

- Exercise: will be doing BBWW in a little while. Aiming for three sets. To fit in with this week's mini challenge, going to add 1 minute of high knees after each set, as well as the jumping jacks!

- University work: done! Already worked for over an hour!

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