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Mission


 


I'm spent the last few months on an up and down, and my mission this challenge is to break the unhealthy habits, and start the healthy ones again.  


 


I am absolutely disgusted with how badly I've gone off the beaten path, especially these last two weeks.  I have been fighting injuries, and using them as an excuse to get out of a workout, instead of adjusting for the injury.  No excuses.  It's time to fix this!


 


I want to lose at least the 5lbs I put on in the last 2 months.  I want to get back into my routine of strength training 3 days/cardio 3 days per week.  I want to stop getting injured from my lack of stretching.  


 


Quests


 


1) Track food/calories intake every single day by accurately measuring food and entering everything into MyFitnessPal (+3 Con)


    This is a pass/fail goal for me.  I either do it honestly and 100% of the time, or I don't.  I'm only cheating myself if I don't. 


    


 


2) Exercise 6 days a week: 3 strength days, 3 cardio/HIIT days, 1 Active recovery day (+2 STR, +2 DEX, +2 STA)


    A - Finish 100% of workout schedule ( +2, +2, +2)


    B - Finish above 90% of workout schedule (+1.25, +1.25, +1.25)


    C - Finish above 80% of workout schedule (+.5, +.5, +.5)


 


3) STRETCH IT OUT


   Yoga, Foam rolling, stretching for the recommended amount of time after a workout.  I will be doing some form of stretching every single day. (+3 CON)


    A - 100% (+3)


    B - 90% (+2)


    C - 80% (+1)


 


 


 


Life Quest


 


Finish my current book.


Finish my daughter's blanket, and start on my son's.  


 


(+3 WIS)


 


 


 


Starting weight: 180


 


Starting Measurements:


 


Neck:


Arms:


Chest:


Waist:


Hips:


Thighs:


Calves:


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STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Thanks @ChairmanDavey.  The calf strain in August has been a serious downfall for me.  It's a lot better than it was, but not 100%.  I have always neglected my calves, but it's time to change that.  

 

 

Woke up ready to go this morning!  

 

I'm starting some of my lifts out with low weight.  Due to injuries over the last few months, I am working back towards my max weights. 

 

Day 1

 

Workout:

 

Barbell Bench Press 5x5 105/110/110/110/110 (up 5lbs!  Broken Plateau!)

Back Squat 5x5 (previous max 135) 105/105/105/105/105

Push Up 3x10

Plank :60x3

 

Squat Thrusts :30,:30 x5

Jump Rope :30,:30 x5

 

Felt amazing to finally get a complete workout in.  I've done so much damage to myself the last few months, and it felt great to let go of my disappointment and own the fact that I am the one who has to stop the cycle.

 

 

Stretched pretty good following my workout.   Did some rolling out with a lacrosse ball this evening to combat tightness in my calf to prevent reinjury, and also for a tension headache that is the leftover from a shoulder/back injury from a couple weeks ago.  Trying to make sure I stay ahead of it so there is no reinjury. 

 

Planned out today's food last night after dinner, and only had to adjust a few things. Stayed on track, measured my food, and made sure it was as accurate as possible.  

 

I feel like today was a great day, and I am proud of myself for not giving into temptation the few times that it came knocking!  

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Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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@knightwatch, thanks! Today was pretty great as well! Sore. Holy DOMS!

Day 2 recap: I was up at 5:03am , just after my husband linked me some article about how discipline starts with getting out of bed on the first alarm! A girl can take a hint! Gosh!

Coffee, news, then off to workout!

50 minutes later and pretty far into a new book while on the elliptical = approximately 650 calories blazed!

Food was completely tracked. Great choices were made. I had a moment where one wrong decision could have spiraled my entire day, but instead of the child's Halloween candy, I decided on my gigantic salad for lunch an hour early instead. I mean, somebody could have lost an arm at that point!

Stretching. When DOMS are present, the last thing you want to do is torture yourself with a lacrosse ball, but I did it anyway. My calf muscle and my shoulder are thanking me. Although, my pride is definitely not, after the tears and almost fits of laughter from the pain caused by the tiny green rubber terrorist. I'm going to sharpie a crazy face on it. Maybe give it a personality, sort of like Wilson, the volleyball. Maybe I will mold my next challenge to it.

I finished my book! Yeah! Started a new one, and got some work done on my daughter's blanket. I feel like I'm going to wind up being that 70 yr old granny who takes a break from her rocking chair to just bust out a 200lb deadlift! "Oh, here! Hold my knitting needles for a second. This is my set!"

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Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Day 3

DEADLIFT DAY!!! My favorite day!

Workout:

Deadlift 3x5 @ 165 (ready to increase next week? How exciting!)

Push Press 5x5 @ 85 (Max is 95, but working back up after shoulder injury)

Lunge 3x16 45# bar - having trouble with my right knee today? Freaking weird.

Pull-ups 3 x Max - I cannot do a normal pull-up so I do jumping/slow decline. Any pointers would be great!

Reverse Crunch 3 x 10

End of the day update:

Food choices: seriously, who eats almost 2 full bags of popcorn? This girl! Not only can I not get enough of it, but it's nice when I feel like I need to eat but I don't need all of the calories. Right now it is filling that craving gap and it's getting me through the rest of the day without winding up bingeing on something dumb and full of mindless calories! At the end of the day, I stayed within my calorie goal, and tracked accurately and completely! [emoji106]

Stretching: I stretched a couple times today, and spent some time with the heating pad. Some of my muscles seriously needed the heat therapy today! Felt amazing and I feel pretty awesome!

Day 3 of awesome in the books! Feels great to be back on track. My body is thanking me profusely. Up and at me first thing to knock out cardio. Won't have time amidst all of the crazy that begins at 7 am tomorrow, so 5:30am will have to do! [emoji4]

Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Day 4:

Cardio day. Only had about 30 minutes so I used a shorter, but harder pre-programmed elliptical workout. Rough, but I made it through. My legs, not so much!

All stretched out!

Off to the craziness of this day! It's day where good choices are a must!

Update: I tracked all of my food. Made some choices today that weren't great, but I'm owning them. It was a hectic day! Back to it 100% tomorrow!

Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Day 5

 

Workout:

Bench Press 5x5 110

Back Squat 5x5 115

Push ups 3x10

planks :60 x3

 

Squat thrusts :30,:30 x 5

 

Skipped jump rope because of my right calf.  Didn't injure it again, but I could feel it change in the last :30 of squat thrusts.  Going to stretch, foam roll, and ice today to stay ahead of it.  

 

My entire day is planned out for food.  I will update this evening on adjustments if I have to make any.  

Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Day 6:

 

Tracked my food and stretched.  Skipped my cardio!   :nightmare:   

 

Read some of a new book and I'm almost done with my daughter's blanket.

 

Day 7: 

 

Tracked my food.  Active rest day...nailed it!  Ha ha!

 

Read and work some more on the blanket.

 

Day 8:

 

DEADLIFT DAY!

 

Workout:

Deadlift 3x5 165

Push Press 5x5 85

Pull ups 3 x max

Reverse Crunch 3 x 10

 

Shuttle Runs 1:00, 1:00 x 5

Jump Rope :30, :30 x 5

 

I did NOT want to workout.  I was good until I stepped into the garage gym, and that's when the "I don't want to workout"s hit me!   :numbness: Took me until push press for it to flip.  Then I was good!  

 

Got my stretching in, and tracked my food.  Again, still not making the best decisions, but we will work on that over time.  

Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Day 9

 

Cardio day.  

 

I decided it was time to give the Elliptical a break and try out my calf on a run.  3.15 miles in 35:49.  My calf felt great the whole time.  About the stretch and then tackle my day!  :)

Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Finished off day 9 great!  Stayed well within my calorie goal, tracked everything, and stretched really well.  

 

Finished my daughter's blanket, and I'm just about done with my next book!  So far I'm completely on track with this challenge.  

 

Day 10

 

Woohoo!  I hit double digits!  In my mind I always set mini goals.  10 consecutive days of hitting my goals was my first one.  My next one is to make it to the end of week 4.  Week 3 is always my "hump week" and is usually when things start to fall apart.  Not this time!  Week 3 also happens to be Thanksgiving week, which I am going into with a plan!  

 

Today's Workout:

 

Bench Press 5x5  110  :triumphant:

Squat 5x5 115 

Push Ups 3 x 10

Planks :60 x 3

 

Squat Thrusts :30, :30 x 5

Jump Rope :30, :30 x 5

Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Day 11

 

Tracked, no stretch, no workout.  No excuses, just didn't make time for it!

 

Day 12

 

Workout:

 

Deadlift 165# 3 x 5

Push Press 90# 5 x 5

Lunges 55# 3 x 16

Pull ups 3 x max (doing slow decline in a pull up progression.  Working towards my first unassisted)

Reverse Crunch 3 x 10 

 

Shuttle Runs 1:00, 1:00 x 5

Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Day 12, 13

 - no cardio

tracked my food

stretched 1 of the 3 days.

 

Blah weekend.  But changing things up this week!

 

 

Day 14

 

Workout:

Bodyweight level 4 from the academy.

 

Working on losing some body fat.  I have built a significant amount of muscle over the past 10 months and I'm getting discouraged because I can't see much of it.  I want to see what's under all of this fluff!  

 

Tracked everything, even the waffles and peanut butter I scarfed down after lunch.

 

Stretched after my workout.

Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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Day 16 (I think I lost a day in here somewhere...)

 

2 mile easy run this morning.  Caught a cold from one of the tiny humans, but I didn't let it get in the way.

 

Have my entire day planned out in myfitnesspal.  

 

Stretching in 5, 4, 3, 2...

Level 2 Half-Elf Ranger


STR - 2 | DEX - 3 | STA - 4 | CON - 7 | WIS - 5.5 | CHA - 0


Current Challenge


#1, #2TWburn (MFP), FitForMyTwins


 


Weight Loss Meter : Starting 184.7 lbs, Goal: 140


13.65%
13.65%

 


"Imagine with all your mind.  Believe with all your heart.  Achieve with all your might."

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