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Priscillia Keeps It Simple


Don't worry, we'll get to the dragons next time (I hope)...


 


I'm not feeling very creative in the challenge front, all I want is to cement some stuff from last challenge and take advantage of the gorgeous weather while I sort through some life/adulting crap.


 


For the Soul 


  • Take a walk, run, bodyweight workout, play in the jungle gym, just SOMETHING outside once per week

'Cause being cooped up inside sucks.  It's actually pretty and decent temperature wise, so I want to go outside.  It'll also bring back some habits from a previous challenge last year (before the snow really hit).


 


For the Mind


  • Daily Meditation (1-5 minutes, preferably first thing in the morning)
  • Try to be positive

I found that daily meditations (esp in the mornings) have made my work days so much nicer.  Unless I'm doing a yoga class with meditation time, this is EVERY DAY.  I will also try to be positive about stuff, because the other people I live with aren't.  Also because when you're being positive it attracts opportunities :P (this one won't be tracked, but I feel like I need to at least write it down to slooooowly start).


 


For the Body 


  • 1 soda at home per week max
  • 1 treat from the work kitchen per week
  • Drink tea like a madwoman (okay, and water :P )

I've realized last challenge that I don't drink much soda at work (in fact it's tea, hot chocolate (if I'm on a bender) and mainly water) so I won't preoccupy myself with that.  Work treats in the kitchen are a different story.  Same for soda at home, though I now have this 2L ice tea (like, made with loose leaf teas) jug at home I'm digging.


 


Boss Battle: The Garage


  • Start going through storage stuff in my Dad's garage

I'm going to be moving out sometime this year (I hope), so I need to get rid of stuff that just doesn't mesh with me any more.  I also need to find out what I DO have so I can cover more bases.


 


 


 


MOTIVATION


To feel better, more energetic and stronger.  To regain control and not let the crazies affect me.  To start the next chapter in my life on a good base to build upon.


 

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In for the awesome simplicity. :)

:D Glad to have you!

 

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Morning meditation done, was debating on going to walk first thing in the morning and then it started raining.  On the plus side, I just need to use willpower to get up now since I'm awake earlier (just lying in bed).

 

Weather says Rain all week except Friday :/

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Super simple!

Sent from my iPhone while riding a unicorn through the cosmos.

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mermaid ninja assassin. on a motorcycle. with swords. and knitting needles. and kittens.

 

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Simple and powerful!

 

Subbed, naturally :)

 

you could of course, go

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Just do use the umbrella who's purpose he seems to have forgotten...

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Super simple!

Sent from my iPhone while riding a unicorn through the cosmos.

And it is glorious!

 

Simple and powerful!

 

Subbed, naturally :)

 

you could of course, go

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Just do use the umbrella who's purpose he seems to have forgotten...

Oh I wish, 'cept it was more like torrential downpour haha.  Don't wanna be soaked to the bones first thing in the morning ;)

 

I'm digging the simple :)

Yea having a case of the blahs + lots of time consuming stuff = KISS (Keep it simple stupid)

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Tuesday - Meditation in the morning, Pole class lvl 4/5, long yoga stretches between that and GymnastiPole.  Dropped the car at the mechanics so I had to walk to and from (and it was outside! :o )

 

I have no idea what I did to myself during gymnastipole, but my chin feels bruised (like the bone) since we did a starting excercise for chest stands and my face kept getting mashed to the floor/mat.  My right shoulder isn't happy (I did cartwheels on my bad side for practice and something moved.  Teach thinks I need to get it the stabilizer muscles stronger (since it looks like her bendy shoulders), but this feels super weird lifting it/rotating the arm) either right now.  I've cancelled pole jam since I was having problems at the end of class last night (might also have been fatigue).

 

Did handstand training last night, kicking up and holding it there.  There was this move I got to try twice for fun, it helps with fonji (and no, I'm nowhere near ready for that).

 

So that was fun.  In my regular class we tried scissor kick for the first time, which is a pre-empt to shoulder mount.  This is another thing I am nowhere near ready for IMO.  But I guess that just means I should start training on stuff like arms/core strength specifically instead of just doing pole to help with progress. I have no access to heavy weights however (got rid of my gym membership, no room at my current abode).

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That is such exciting stuff you're prepping for!!

I know you're not near the actual fonji and shoulder mount, but how awesome that you can start prepping for it.

Yea there are lots of body weight exercises for core and things, go join us on the mini with some sit ups ;)

Just get your shoulder right again first, hope it'll clear up quickly.

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That is such exciting stuff you're prepping for!!

I know you're not near the actual fonji and shoulder mount, but how awesome that you can start prepping for it.

Yea there are lots of body weight exercises for core and things, go join us on the mini with some sit ups ;)

Just get your shoulder right again first, hope it'll clear up quickly.

I still don't feel ready to even TRY scissor kicks.  I mean, your teachers have you doing inverts without momentum to kick from right?  Ours haven't gone that path.  And while there are girls in my level who can actually do a shoulder mount with spotting after trying it last class, they do other workouts like rock climbing and stuff.  I just don't feel comfortable with it, mostly due to the fact that  I'm not strong enough atm/worried about injuries.  Still can't manage inverted Vs either.

 

I hope so too.  If not, there's a chiropractor across the street from work that a few of my co-workers recomend.  Might need to go anyways if this grip stuff gets worse :/ Ah well.

 

Body weight exercises activate!  You can do plenty of arm/core work without a gym or weights :)

Yep!  And now that it's summer I can go outside to do them instead of getting weird looks at home or people telling me to gtfo from in front of the tv (only free space in the house).  I'm thinking maybe doing Start Bodyweight...

 

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Wednesday; Morning meditation done, taxes done with my dad (payed him in shawarmas for super hehe), had my work treat for the week (2 bite brownies +plus chocolate (we are two chocoholics in this office room)).  No soda at home (not even with the shawarmas, score!).  Water and the ice tea pot is doing marvelously.  New pillows (old ones don't look too good nor are they comfy) have been acquired.

 

Still sore as heck from GymnactiPole.  Jeebus.  Next week is dress up/video week, so I'm probably going to do an invert update/scorpio/gemini thing.  Y'all have permission to nag if I don't.

 

Living situation update; down to waiting.  I've got a couple buildings I want (near bike paths/bus stations to the farmer markets) but they're filled or the units are way too tiny.  Nothing interesting on the income property front has shown up (it's a seller's market, stuff is selling like hot cakes, it's nuts).  So that's a-okay.

 

Just remembered it's been a year since I joined the challenge forums (missed one last summer due to crohn's).  Need to get some measurements and pictures to compare... (again permission given to nag :P)

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You'll get the strength, just keep doing your leg lifts on the pole and things like that. And you can also train your flexibility in your vertebra in preparation, too. We have a fabulous exercise for that in our warm up that I will try to do on video tomorrow and show it to you, cause its hard to describe, maybe you know it anyway.

 

My ability to go up for any way of lifting legs and body up improved tremendously through regular sit ups, too. And if you roll real slow, you will notice which part of your abs needs more training, it'll be the part that goes faster automatically or has kind of a sudden movement break the flow of rolling down or up slowly. Simple yet so great an exercise.

 

Sooo excited for your videos to come!!

 

And congratulations to your challenge anniversary - one year of you being there for you and sharing it with us, that is so awesome

 

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Week 1 (5 week challenge) Recap

Soul - Walked outside on Tuesday

Mind - Meditation most of the week (not on the sick days)

Body - Work treats 1/1, No Soda @Home 0/1

Boss Battle - Nada

 

Yep.  Spent my weekend married to my bed, tea and buckley's.  Most of Friday and Thursday as well.  MIssed Sparks Street Poutinefest (though I'm told it wasn't as good this year), but there's a new one at City Hall next weekend (HOW IS IT ALREADY GOING TO BE MAY?!?).  So I'll pop down there and walk to a couple stores downtown next week for the outside part (and maybe do some more walks this week if I'm not hacking away.  stupid cold).

 

It's always the end of the week where meditation fails.  I'm not bothered this time because every time I woke up I had even worst symptoms of the cold (eww) and recovery is always priority in these situations.

 

On the plus side, my arm is doing better.  Looking forward to getting videos tomorrow.  Already used my work treat for the week (delicious strawberry muffin).  I'm kinda hoping Ballet class is cancelled tonight if only to get groceries done and get some cooking for lunches ready.

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Congratulations on your Nerd Fitness anniversary!

 

Here's an awesome nerd pole dance video to celebrate:

 

THOOOOOOOR!!!!  See this is stuff I wanna do, except a la Metroid or Legend of Zelda.  There's this other video of doubles dressed as Mario and Luigi... lemme hunt it down when I get home!

 

And thank you -hugs-

 

You'll get the strength, just keep doing your leg lifts on the pole and things like that. And you can also train your flexibility in your vertebra in preparation, too. We have a fabulous exercise for that in our warm up that I will try to do on video tomorrow and show it to you, cause its hard to describe, maybe you know it anyway.

 

My ability to go up for any way of lifting legs and body up improved tremendously through regular sit ups, too. And if you roll real slow, you will notice which part of your abs needs more training, it'll be the part that goes faster automatically or has kind of a sudden movement break the flow of rolling down or up slowly. Simple yet so great an exercise.

 

Sooo excited for your videos to come!!

 

And congratulations to your challenge anniversary - one year of you being there for you and sharing it with us, that is so awesome

 

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Leg lifts on the floor :P not strong enough for pole (more like my grip keeps slipping nowadays for some reason... used to be able to hold on for 15s and now I just keep slipping after 5-6s...) just yet.  I'll need to try the slow situp excercise if only to find out where I need to work on.

 

I swear the warm ups on GymnastiPole are butt kickers. And I have bootcamp sometime in the next few weeks :S

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I so feel you on the grip. Have the same thing at class at the moment, even with my dry hands grip that used to work so well for me... maybe it's my nerves  :tongue:

 

Haha, I wanted to show you some of our warm up things and explained it all as best I could only to find, the video did not record ANY of the sound!! So, I don't know if you can get any sense out of it now... here is an exercise that I could imagine being a help for the shoulder mount (although I really don't know as we haven't yet attempted that). The grip is with the lower hand having the thumb lying right next to all the other fingers and pointing same way instead of being on the other side of the pole - otherwise you might break it - so that I felt important to show and then I am in between showing you how much I could lift my legs last year and how high I get now, hope it is encouraging :)

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7pphyKHxjRUa3pDRmtBN2lHVVk/view?usp=sharing

 

here is the wave we do in warm up that I wanted to show you and now I hope you get sense out of... the things I do briefly are what I am showing for contrast as NOT to do, but looking at the video I can see, I do still shift forward at times instead of rolling one vertebra after the other... well, maybe you'll get the idea anyhow. It's a great core strengthener and makes the vertebra nicely flexible with time, so you'll have that lazy, snaky glamour when you roll up from your shoulder mount ;)

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7pphyKHxjRUX0tYdFlfZlFJaUU/view?usp=sharing

 

Sorry to hear about your cold, had the same last week and agree totally that rest is priority! But yay on your arm being better and double yay for videos to come (goodygoodygoody)

 

Wishing you a brand new day into this brand new week with many reasons to make you smile!!

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battle log: counting the good things

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previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

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lol it's so funny me babbling like a fish with no sound. Glad, to see you will at least have something to laugh :D

Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

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I didn't realized we were challenge anniversary birthday twins!

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Week 2 (5 week challenge) Recap

Soul - Walked outside a couple times

Mind - Fail (super stuffy/sick, spent most of my free time married to my bed/buckley's)

Body - Work treats 2/1, No Soda @Home 2/1

Boss Battle - Nada

 

Other than walking outside a couple times to clear my head last week was a womp womp fail.  Do I care? NO because I still have remnants of this damn cold to deal with.  Seriously this thing is on week 2 (though it's much more tolerable today).  Had to cancel ballet last Monday.  Had a second sweet sometime later in the week (can't remember what but it as goooood) and forgot to make super on Saturday (I went to poutinefest and had my soda there earlier in the day) and at that time just said screw it and got a yummy burger (and the combo which had more root beer that I could have gone without)(this was also late at night after a looong day of cleaning/going out ect and I had a hunger induced headache :/  not good). 

 

Otherwise, I was doing really well with the soda, no small part due to the 2L loose leaf ice tea container I have now.  It's been a god send.  I was slightly sceptical before, but man do I love having it now.  I need to buy more of this pink lemonade rooibos tea too.  It's AMAZING both iced and hot.  The 2L I made on Sunday is almost gone (normally takes me a week to go through it).

 

This week is going a bit better so far; I've had Ballet Monday (lots of sweating, it's a real workout!!!  Still surprised by that since my teacher makes it look effortless plus it doesn't look like much.  So deceiving), meditation done, lots of cooking done (two days no grains without even noticing until today when I had a crescent) (Scallop Alfredo with zucchini noodles, egg breakfasts, cottage cheese breakfasts, Spinach salads with feta/strawberry/blackberries/walnuts and greek sauce, paleo 2 bite brownies!).  No sweets at work yet and no soda at home (a surprise soda at work but I'm barely touching it.  Doesn't taste all that great vs water).

 

Sorry I'm not actively cheering you all on, I'll be trying to catch up on work/messages I've missed due to the stoopid cold. 

Just figured I'd let y'all know I'm still kicking lol :)

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Poutine fest?????

 

Zowie!  That sounds like a BLAST!  Horrible, as far as health food goes... but worth going to for sure :)

 

Amazing how hard dance is in general, yes?  To make it look easy?  Haven't figured that one out yet.  So hard.

 

Hope you feel better soon...

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Ballet is soooooooo much harder than it looks!! I have huge respect for all those doing it

 

Yay on doing well with the soda. Hope your cold has left for good by now and curious to see what all you kicked in the meanwhile :)

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previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

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