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That sounds intense! I don't think I will be able to do such a routine anytime soon...

 

You work up to it (or dive in the deep end and survive) but you will survive.  I believe your body can be significantly more conditioned that you are used too.  Its just getting over the hurdle of luxury (soft bed, soft couch, tv/computer etc) and going out and doing it.  

 

Could you run an ultra marathon today?  Could you run it if everything is on fire and you had to escape?  I would answer it no/yes because its all about proper motivation.  I think about this all the time when I'm lifting or don't want to lift.

 

Sorry, I got on a tangent 

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You work up to it (or dive in the deep end and survive) but you will survive.  I believe your body can be significantly more conditioned that you are used too.  Its just getting over the hurdle of luxury (soft bed, soft couch, tv/computer etc) and going out and doing it.  

 

Could you run an ultra marathon today?  Could you run it if everything is on fire and you had to escape?  I would answer it no/yes because its all about proper motivation.  I think about this all the time when I'm lifting or don't want to lift.

 

Sorry, I got on a tangent 

True, but you pay a price when you push yourself to the limit like that. I still need to be able to take care of my kids, my husband and my home. Slow and steady is more my thing ;) 

I've injured myself more then once when trying to do to much...

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True, but you pay a price when you push yourself to the limit like that. I still need to be able to take care of my kids, my husband and my home. Slow and steady is more my thing ;) 

I've injured myself more then once when trying to do to much...

 

Me too, look at all my past challenge threads...  every one of them is me being hardcore and/or coming back from being too hard core.  

 

So, I may not be the best example for "mentality of the work plan."

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Ok, a sand back is not going to work. Turns out It will only fit 10 kg's. I'f tried putting the weight in an other bag, but I can't find a good grip. I've got trouble getting 20 kg's on my shoulders and then the squats are too easy with 20 kg's.

Going to go to the gym until I figure out something better. Anyone any tips on this? I really would like to do the lifting at home, mostly because I'm kind of intimidated by the very strong men and women that reside in the part of the gym I'm going to need to lift (I know, stupid, and it is something I'm working on)

 

Oh, and I did the workout fasted and it didn't bother me at all. In fact, I think I could handle more weight because I was fasted :)

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Might have to get a bigger bag! I think Steve/Nerdfitness Steve did a blog post on making on with an old laundry bag and a cable tie, so you change the weight as needed. I have it bookmarked as I need to make some too to practise running and loading.

 

I lifted at home for months. It's OK for overhead presses, barbell rows, dumbbell stuff and the like, but without a rack you're limited to light squats (whatever you can safely get up and over your shoulders, and that isn't something I recommend, as I'm now in my 6th month of shoulder rehab having injured it doing just that) and without lots and lots of big plates you're limited to light deadlifts. Now I've moved on to the gym I find working out at home kills my mojo. Home is where Housewife-Boring-Everyday-Tanuki lives. I can see Duplo and dust-bunnies. The ceiling feels low and I worry about the scrape of plates on my nice rug and whether or not lowering this deadlift will wake the kids. The gym is where Beast-Tanuki lives. I'm a badass and that weight's goin' DOWN. Or up. I feel so much more focused.

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Sorry, no idea on home made weights. I also only have a limited weight set at home; can do up to about 40kg, and then 47kg with the bar total. It took me the last  challenge to go from 0-20kg deadlifts, but I had to put on the breaks to give my ankles knees and wrists time to catch up. I know how you feel about the gym though, have a similar feeling for various reasons, but if you really want to lift weghts, that is where you are eventually going to have to go, because you'll need someone at home to spot you when you lift really heavy stuff.

 

Good luck!

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Teros is probably your man to ask about this, he has an extensive home gym! (check post #13)

Thanks! He made dumbbells with concrete I see. I will look into it further :)

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This is also my first challenge with the warriors, I switched here from the assassins after the last challenge. (a part of my problem was that the guild was so large that I felt lost and unsupported-I thought there might be more of community here with the warriors) I wish you the best in this challenge and I will be checking in on your progress!

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Thanks! He made dumbbells with concrete I see. I will look into it further :)

LOL, hubby also had one of those! When he was still a forester and lived far away from town, he made a couple of stuff to exercise with. He uses it now as some weight thing to keep things in place in the garage. LOL! That brings back memories!

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Thanks! He made dumbbells with concrete I see. I will look into it further :)

LOL, hubby also had one of those! When he was still a forester and lived far away from town, he made a couple of stuff to exercise with. He uses it now as some weight thing to keep things in place in the garage. LOL! That brings back memories!

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Zechariah 4:6

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Week 1 Monday:

17,5 hours of fasting

1817 Kcal

Lifted weights this morning (30 min)

 

Hoping that the rest of the challenge will be just as good :)

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What if you make a couple of different size/weights of sandbags or other weighted items.  I use cat litter containers because I can use the handles sort of like a kettlebell or hug it.  

 

Then if you find you need more weight for certain moves switch to a more difficult exercise instead.  If squats are too easy with 20kg then do bulgarian split squats instead.  Its sort of a combo of warriors and assassin. This will give you time to get your batcave in order and maybe save up for a barbell or just make more homemade weights.

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Ok, a sand back is not going to work. Turns out It will only fit 10 kg's. I'f tried putting the weight in an other bag, but I can't find a good grip. I've got trouble getting 20 kg's on my shoulders and then the squats are too easy with 20 kg's.

Going to go to the gym until I figure out something better. Anyone any tips on this? I really would like to do the lifting at home, mostly because I'm kind of intimidated by the very strong men and women that reside in the part of the gym I'm going to need to lift (I know, stupid, and it is something I'm working on)

 

Oh, and I did the workout fasted and it didn't bother me at all. In fact, I think I could handle more weight because I was fasted :)

 

As the big hulking dude in the free weights section, come say hi!!  I know I have resting anger face and my headphones blaring, but I'm really a nice guy.  Who knows, I may even give you some constructive criticism on your lifts.  And remember, EVERYONE starts with the lower weights, everyone!

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STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

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hey doodly.  Looks like you've got a good challenge here.  Can't wait to see how it goes. 

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What if you make a couple of different size/weights of sandbags or other weighted items.  I use cat litter containers because I can use the handles sort of like a kettlebell or hug it.  

 

Then if you find you need more weight for certain moves switch to a more difficult exercise instead.  If squats are too easy with 20kg then do bulgarian split squats instead.  Its sort of a combo of warriors and assassin. This will give you time to get your batcave in order and maybe save up for a barbell or just make more homemade weights.

Thanks for the tip. I will try those Bulgarian split squats, they look like a great exercise :)

 

As the big hulking dude in the free weights section, come say hi!!  I know I have resting anger face and my headphones blaring, but I'm really a nice guy.  Who knows, I may even give you some constructive criticism on your lifts.  And remember, EVERYONE starts with the lower weights, everyone!

Thank you for the reminder. I'm going to try to remember that you big dudes are just humans like me :P

 

hey doodly.  Looks like you've got a good challenge here.  Can't wait to see how it goes. 

Thanks :)

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Week 1 Tuesday:


14 hours of fasting


2177 kcal (1900 + halve of 1100 workout kcal = goal 2450 kcal)


One hour dancehall/hiphop


Followed by one hour Zumba


 


Dancehall and Zumba class were amazing again. I love dancing so much! And I feel I'm getting stronger. I can drop to the floor, jump around and such with ease :)


Thursday morning there will be a zumba class again and Friday I'm going to lift, but today is a rest day. Need it too :P


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Thanks for the tip. I will try those Bulgarian split squats, they look like a great exercise :)

 

Thank you for the reminder. I'm going to try to remember that you big dudes are just humans like me :tongue:

 

Thanks :)

 

Bulgarians really are great, I've started working sets into my morning routine. I use either my couch or the edge of my bed for the rear leg elevation.

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Calorie counting has never been a good thing for me. Tied it several times and failed each time. I've counted for 1,5 week now and I'm seriously getting bored with it and feeling quite rebellious (read: I wanted to binge for a week now and today I gave in). Don't know why I thought I could pull it of this time...

So I think I'm going to change my first quest.

I'm sticking to IF. I still love it. 

I do however want to do something extra in the food category. Because I tend to overeat easily. If I make strict rules about what I can and can't eat I get rebellious and overeat within two weeks. It has happened many times and I don't want to lose control like that again. 

 

 

New plan:

Quest 1B

Eat 3 meals a day within the 10 hour window. A meal consists of only one plate (it could be a mountain of food on the plate, just no refills). Between meals just fruit and/or vegetables and only if hungry. I eat only what I am truly hungry for. If I don't like it or when I'm full I leave it on my plate.

Measurement: A = 37-42 days, B = 31-36 days, C = 24-30 days

Reward: A = +1 CON, B = +0.5 CON, C = +0.5 CON

 

Do you think this could work? Any suggestions/comments?

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It's good that you recognized your trigger.  is three meals during your IF window what you normally do?  Or do you snack legit too?   with a 10 hour window I assume you are eating right at the beginning of the window and at the end of the window... which leaves you a meal in the middle... that's 4-5 hours apart plus all the fasting.   That's seems difficult but I'm not sure what kind of schedule you've been doing.  

 

Maybe try having some foods on a naughty list?   or is that just a sure fire way of ensuring that you end up eating those?  :playful:

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It's good that you recognized your trigger.  is three meals during your IF window what you normally do?  Or do you snack legit too?   with a 10 hour window I assume you are eating right at the beginning of the window and at the end of the window... which leaves you a meal in the middle... that's 4-5 hours apart plus all the fasting.   That's seems difficult but I'm not sure what kind of schedule you've been doing.  

 

Maybe try having some foods on a naughty list?   or is that just a sure fire way of ensuring that you end up eating those?  :playful:

I eat breakfast at 8:00, lunch at 12:00 and dinner at 17:30. The hard part is 15:00 when I snack. I'm still in doubt if I should eat breakfast at 8, maybe just two meals at 12:00 and 17:30 will be enough (and if hungry I could eat fruit/veg in the morning).

And yes, a naughty list will make sure I over indulge. I seriously have no spine when it comes to food :tongue: Maybe I should put apples on that list ;)

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Calorie counting has never been a good thing for me. Tied it several times and failed each time. I've counted for 1,5 week now and I'm seriously getting bored with it and feeling quite rebellious (read: I wanted to binge for a week now and today I gave in). Don't know why I thought I could pull it of this time...

So I think I'm going to change my first quest.

I'm sticking to IF. I still love it. 

I do however want to do something extra in the food category. Because I tend to overeat easily. If I make strict rules about what I can and can't eat I get rebellious and overeat within two weeks. It has happened many times and I don't want to lose control like that again. 

 

 

This sounds very familiar...! Do you feel like you're deprived of something if you try to limit your eating? I used to have huge issues with "I can do whatever I want with my food!!", and it took a long time for that rebellious side to learn that it can do whatever it wants, but it always shouldn't.

 

How do you feel about calorie counting? Do you feel like it tells you how much you can still eat (limiting you, possibly), or are you taking the calories as statistics (like a scientist, "let's see what this amount of calories will do")? The latter has helped me to get curious about calories. I'm simply observing the results of certain amounts of calories, instead of letting them "limit" me. If it doesn't work, it isn't me that's failed: it's the method (the amount of calories). Then it's time to try something else.

 

It's possible that I haven't understood you correctly at all, but ummh. I like writing? o__o

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