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And I'm off to figure out my activity for tonight!

How did it go?

 

Love the burpees at work! I've tried to do burpees at work in the past and decided it wasn't worth developing an odd reputation. Not sure what your goal is, but if I want a bit of exercise during the day I like to bust out some pushups at my desk (more inconspicuous than burpees) or run up and down the stairs a few times. 

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This should be framed.

 

Also yes how did that activity go?

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How did it go?

 

Love the burpees at work! I've tried to do burpees at work in the past and decided it wasn't worth developing an odd reputation. Not sure what your goal is, but if I want a bit of exercise during the day I like to bust out some pushups at my desk (more inconspicuous than burpees) or run up and down the stairs a few times. 

 

Heh, I normally try to do something more discreet (or just save it for home), but I was trying to be a good Monk and get my 100 in for the mini-challenge this week! I did get them to turn the AC on though :)

 

Also yes how did that activity go?

 

I did a boxing workout on Daily Burn—best of both worlds! :)

 

MISSION REPORT - Day 4/30 (Day 18)

Challenge 1: Tracked food, stayed within calorie goals

Challenge 2: Daily Burn boxing workout

Challenge 3: Updating!

 

MISSION REPORT - Day 5/1 (Day 19)

Challenge 1: Tracked food

Challenge 2: No countable activity

Challenge 3: Updating now, have tomorrow to get more follows and make more inspirational Kishi graphics :)

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Yay for updating!!  Yay for boxing workouts!  Yay for inspirational Kishi graphics!  Oh goodness, do one for the classic 'Kitty hanging from tree' picture!

 

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MISSION REPORT 5/2 (Day 20)

Challenge 1: Tracked food

Challenge 2: No activity

Challenge 3: Was sort of lurking around here, but didn't post!

 

MISSION REPORT 5/3 (Day 21)

Challenge 1: Tracked food and stayed within calorie goals

Challenge 2: another kickboxing interval!

Challenge 3: Posting and replying!

 

1) In continued adventures of changing targeted Facebook ads, I got one yesterday for a clothing company that specifically makes jeans for people with "athletic"-sized leg muscles. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Facebook, but I'm not quite that swole yet! Someday.

 

2) I bought my groceries this week sort of in keeping with the "Buzzfeed Clean Eating Challenge," because my dream life is someone handing me a grocery list and telling me what to make for dinner. My thoughts so far:

-- I already had to modify it a bit to make things a little more cost-effective—this article says it would cost about $200 to buy everything on the list, but luckily I had most of the pantry items and decided to combine some of the meats/veggie sides/snacks/etc. My grocery run only ended up being about $50 (though I'm normally more like $30-40 weekly), but I was also lucky in that I could get to the Sprouts in my area, where the produce tends to be much, much less expensive than the normal grocery store. So YMMV.

-- There's a LOT of prep work involved. Yesterday I was supposed to: make a smoothie for breakfast, broil a grapefruit for a snack, roast veggies for lunch + leftovers, make hard boiled eggs, make slow cooker chicken, prep and cook cauliflower rice, steam green beans, prepare next day's breakfast, and prepare popsicles for rest of week's desserts. I actually felt like I was cooking all day, but looking at the list I think I did less than half of it! I'm guessing the rest of the week won't be as intense, but it was still a lot.

-- There's always some degree of trial-and-error in recipes, so trying out however many new recipes in two weeks, there's bound to be some that don't work out! I did something terrible to my "chia pudding" this morning and it was pretty gross. (The chia seeds all clumped together, so it was just like chia mounds floating in almond milk. Blech.) The slow cooker chicken was good, but then again that recipe was just "put chicken and salsa in your slow cooker and walk away." :) Anyway I will continue reporting on how it goes!

 

3) I now have moles sending me inspirational Kishi quotes from other threads... mwahahahhaa!

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I love your Facebook ads. They're the best. I'm kind of running in to a similar thing where some of the shirts I have with more fitted sleeves aren't quiiiite fitting as well as they used to. The sleeves get stuck on my arms instead of gliding, haha. Which is both awesome and not.

 

And holy cow, that is a lot of prep work for one day! Bummer about your chia pudding, but the salsa chicken sounds delicious (and very easy!).

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What. WHAT. WE HAVE MOLES? MONK MOLES!?

 

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Wow, um. Wow. I can't believe the Internet actually had pictures for that.

 

Just. Huh.

 

Well done, Internet.

 

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Anyway, here's a nugget of wisdom for you: marble eggplant pomegranate peach mango hypotenuse.

 

You're welcome.

 

(No, but seriously, good job on the batch cooking. It's a lot of work, but the convenience factor you get goes through the roof. Suddenly, you don't have to cook every night, you just put in a meal to reheat and you're good to go).

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MISSION REPORT 5/4 (Day 22)

Challenge 1: Tracked food, stayed within goals

Challenge 2: Daily Burn "Cardio Sports Drills"

Challenge 3: Sneaking in now, but need to catch up on my replies

 

MISSION REPORT 5/5 (Day 23)

Challenge 1: Tracked food

Challenge 2: No activity

Challenge 3: Getting this in early!

 

Batch cooking's going all right, though I'm kind of shifting stuff around and doing it in tighter cycles than they have planned for me. I'm also supposed to have chia pudding again on Thursday but I REFUSE so I'll have to come up with something different for that :)

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Interesting, re: the chia seeds. Chris McDougal in his book Born to Run talks them up as this perfect super food. Guess they don't work so good all the time... hm...

 

Oh, they're probably very good if you don't mess up the recipe in whatever terrible way I did! I think I will try it again using their yogurt recipe rather than the instead of milk/"pudding" one again—I'm not opposed to the seeds themselves, and that seems less likely to go wrong...

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MISSION REPORT 5/6 (Day 24)

Challenge 1: Tracked and stayed within goals

Challenge 2: No activity

Challenge 3: Updated!

 

- Gave chia pudding one last try—this time the consistency was better, but the flavor was way off. The recipe had me add vanilla extract but with no sweeteners in it, so it literally tasted like my pudding was spiked! I remember thinking, "Huh, I wouldn't think mushed-up blackberries were sweet enough to offset the vanilla!" Well THEY WEREN'T. Next week has some yogurt-based chia recipes, which I'm hoping will be better. I will say the seeds are very filling, at least! I am trying very hard not to take it out on the seeds. :)

- Still doing Two Grand and enjoying it—I've found that the extra step of taking the picture makes me a little more mindful about eating, and a little more likely to switch up my meals with a pineapple or strawberry or radish as a side rather than eating the same thing everyday, as I am prone to do.

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Hmm chia seeds....I don't think I ever had them before but this recipe sounds absolutely amazing!

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Awesome to see you still going strong and yup!  seeing more updates!  Excellent!

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Hmm chia seeds....I don't think I ever had them before but this recipe sounds absolutely amazing!

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Awesome to see you still going strong and yup!  seeing more updates!  Excellent!

 

Ok now THAT looks good!

 

Yeah, I know that feeling. I run into the exact same thing a lot of the time with other recipes. Hard to figure out if the stuff on paper actually works.

 

Yep! Especially following along with their recipes, which are all new to me—I don't mind trying new stuff, but it's a lot all at once!

 

MISSION REPORT 5/7 (Day 25)

Challenge 1: Only tracked half the day, may go back and finish (the other problem of the recipes is a) they tend to have a lot of measured ingredients so I get lazier on the tracking and B) I'm not eating the same thing for breakfast/lunch, so I can't just copy the previous day's meal in my tracker. I've done MOST of the days so far, but that's just an extra part of the challenge :)

Challenge 2: No activity

Challenge 3: A little late in catching up!

 

MISSION REPORT 5/8 (Day 26)

Challenge 1: Tracked!

Challenge 2: No activity

Challenge 3: Catching up early for the day :)

 

- I am going to a RENNAISANCE FAIR tomorrow, and I am excited! I have never been to one. Already scoping out the food options, but at least there'll be lots of walking!

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Renaissance Fairs are fun :D So strange and I've seen some interesting costumes (like a stormtrooper) there. Have tons of fun!! (Or, hope you had tons of fun, since I'm late catching up on this thread!)

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Eek how did I get so many behind?!?!?!

 

MISSION REPORT 5/9 (Day 27)

Challenge 1: Did not track

Challenge 2: Surpassed step goal + BWW

Challenge 3: Missed this one!

 

MISSION REPORT 5/10 (Day 28)

Challenge 1: Tracked food, stayed within goals

Challenge 2: Daily Burn "Cardio Sports Drills"

Challenge 3: A late one now...

 

MISSION REPORT 5/11 (Day 29)

Challenge 1: Tracked food, stayed within goals

Challenge 2: Daily Burn "Lean Abs"

Challenge 3: And getting this one in early!

 

- Ren Faire was really fun, if initially overwhelming!! I've been to so many comic-type conventions, but this was on another level. I loved that it felt like about 90% of the crowd was dressed up, in character, and involved! I had a beer, a sausage, and got a flower crown, and my knight won his joust! There was also lots of walking and walking, so I'll call it a good day!

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A quick one!

 

MISSION REPORT 5/12 (Day 30)

Challenge 1: Tracked food, stayed within goals

Challenge 2: No activity

Challenge 3: Updating for this day under the wire, but need to get back on my commenting!!

 

MISSION REPORT 5/13 (Day 31)

Challenge 1: Tracked food

Challenge 2: No activity

Challenge 3: Updating this one early with the hopes I'll get my comments in!!

 

Here's some ideas for next year :)

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That is the best!! I totally have the skirt for a Hawkeye in that vein...I'm just sayin'.

 

Also, while stalking through 8tracks today, I found this Miss America mix for you: right here.

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"Iron Man's got a suit, and the Hulk's pretty strong. And Thor he's like a god, and me I'm just a guy... Just a regular guy in a not so regular world. What's a man to do when I know I'm just a regular guy in a not so regular world?...They're like 'Yo, ain't you that Hawkguy dude?' And I'm like, Nah, you got me confused."

- from "Hawkguy", Adam WarRock

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Those Ren Faire dresses are awesome and it makes me think of perhaps a suitable Iron Man style one!  Of course armor is kinda mandatory but it could be similar in styling of Saber from Fate/Stay night.

 

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Or if anyone is really, really crafty, just full on armor.

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Ohh so many ideas :D

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Level: 18 | STR: 46  | DEX: 41  | STA: 35  | CON: 51  | WIS: 57 | CHA: 47

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That is the best!! I totally have the skirt for a Hawkeye in that vein...I'm just sayin'.

 

Also, while stalking through 8tracks today, I found this Miss America mix for you: right here.

 

Yessss perfect mix!!! Also the worst part of my Konmari adventures a few challenges ago was the hit it took on my ability to closet cosplay... :) Maybe a Miss RenFairerica for next year!

 

Those Ren Faire dresses are awesome and it makes me think of perhaps a suitable Iron Man style one!  Of course armor is kinda mandatory but it could be similar in styling of Saber from Fate/Stay night.

 

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Or if anyone is really, really crafty, just full on armor.

Medieval-Iron-Man-e1335651241907.jpg

 

Ohh so many ideas :D

 

Ooh that would be gorgeous! I think the lady who crafted one of the above dresses did an Iron Man, but without the armor, just using the colors for fabric. I do love the mix of armor with the petticoats on Saber, lovely hard/soft vibe going on! Good thing I have a whole year to prepare now, hehe...

 

MISSION REPORT 5/14 (Day 32)

Challenge 1: Tracked food

Challenge 2: No activity

Challenge 3: Caught up on a few threads, and posting here early-ish again!

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