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I'm not sure on goals yet, so I will edit later. BUT FIRST. YOU GUYS DID YOU WATCH ONE PUNCH MAN? because it is kind of the best thing ever. 

 

so for my training, I'm kind of going to mimic Saitama. Kind of. I mean, this sort of describes my REGULAR fitness routine, right?

 

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Quick intro!

I'm karinajean, 38, live in NY state, commute to NJ about an hour each way (so lots of time in the car). I joined the NFA in October 2013 and over the last 2 years I’ve gone from 206 to around 180. I practice tae kwon do several times a week, take weapons and boxing classes in addition, and have an overarching fitness goal of doing good form push- and pull-ups. I have a crazy mean (yet super sweet) cat and live with my husband full time and my stepdudes 1/2 time. I motorcycle, knit and spin, and am endlessly ignoring how messy the house is. I'm an ASSASSIN because I like doing all the things, and because I want to be able to do push-ups and pull-ups -- these seem like very efficient movements that will exercise my upper body and core, and  if I can do those and run and do martial arts (NINJA) I will feel totally strong and fit and capable. The MERMAID comes in because I saw it in a dream when I was a very young child and I believe it.

 

challenge back story

I meant to get to a pull-up in 2015, but I didn’t try as hard as I should have. I’m coming out of a period of not being able to prioritize myself very well -- my husband was in school last semester and working full time, and he was taking 3 project classes and with his commute it was essentially a nightmare of him working on school all the time and me barely holding together everything else - wait, no. I did a damn fine job of holding everything together, but it was at the expense of my own things I wanted to do. He’s still taking classes this semester but he strongly suggests it will be different this time around and by gum, I’m going to hold him to it. At the end of last challenge I identified making my body a different shape as something I’d like - and that’s going to take a more purposeful approach to diet and exercise than I’ve been using over the last many challenges. But first, I need to get comfortable with my “doing things for me†routine.

 

GOAL TIME PEACHES!

 

GOAL 1: do something every single day! [except for one day a week. because I don't actually want to go bald]

 

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I’m not a nut, I mean, I’m not going to run so hard that my hair falls out or anything.

but, I do need to do something just about every day. I’ve been watching the calories on my fitbit charge hr and the days that I just sit around? those are the days that I can’t eat what I want.

 

constraints apply though! I do want that push-up/pull-up efficient movement at some point.

so each week I must:

  • run 2x

  • do tkd as many times as I can get there

  • practice push-ups 2x a week (counters, but try to work lower and lower)

  • practice pull-ups 2x a week (assisted band, hangs, or lat pulls)

  • bodyweight exercise 1x a week (age of pandora, most likely)

my elaborate holiday mini-challenge list of exercises was good and in a pinch, this list applies too.

 

GOAL 2: something about food!

 

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In as much as I have lost a bunch of weight and feel super good about my body size, it’s still a little mooshy around the middle and I would like to keep up the momentum of the last two years. So, still tracking. I’m keeping holiday goals of tracking every day and not slacking until the next day and trying to remember everything. also, no booze on “school nights.†this is sort of my first step towards some kind of cut next year. I’m also going to be paying attention to protein and how much I’m getting. I would like to get into the habit of getting upwards of 100 g but I’m going to use these 4 week challenges as stepping stones on the food thing, because I hate fiddling with food.

 

GOAL 3: something about doing things for ME!

 

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I have been able to prioritize making time for exercise over the last two years, but for some reason I have a hard time prioritizing making time for me to do the other things that I love and want to be good at. this means things like knitting (and watching naruto) and getting my sewing space cleared out so I can make a few more skirts (I am totally out of skirts). I talk every year about planning a new recipe to cook with my husband on a regular basis and I rarely get to it. I need to apply the fitness tools that worked so well for me to the rest of my non-existent leisure time. SO.

  • plan out each week when I’m going to *make time* to do a thing that I want to do. write it on my calendar with my workout plans, and do it.

  • this is key: ASK MY HUSBAND to help do things that need doing for me, house, and family, even if it’s making a plan that we will tackle x nasty job on y day together.

 

LIFE GOAL: figure out social media better for ME.

 

I’m feeling torn by all my inputs, and when I think logically about what I gave up to exercise, it was internet time, really. I need to understand where my friends live on the internet (facebook/instagram/twitter/tumblr) and decide what kind of a presence *I* want to have on these places to share those friendships. If that means I need to instead make a point to have a non-internet relationship with people I need to make the time for that.

All that said, I’m going to start slow on this one by taking a photo every day and posting it to my blog. because I like that darn thing, and I’ve been neglecting it for years, and I can do this for a month.

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Everyday more like every-crayyyy!

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Very curious for more details now :) Go crush it and have FUN, Karinajean!!

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OK, I updated my goals! with GIFS this year, y'all. likely never again. 

 

TL:DR 

 

Goal 1: do something every day! | juggle in: run 2x a week, tkd as much as possible, bw 1x a week, pull-up 2x a week, pull-up 2x a week.

Goal 2: something about food! | track every day, start thinking about protein, no booze on school nights.

Goal 3: something about ME! | schedule in my metime and make my husband help me get all the other things done.

Life: Sort out social media | picture a day, blog it out.

 

 

that was an awesome procrastination session. I'm going out for a quick run. couldn't avoid it, after all. 

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

 

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Great goals! And gifs. ;)

 

I particularly like the carving out me time goal, it will be really good for you.

 

seconding!

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This is going to be one of your best challenges. Love how you are fitting in time to do the things you love

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Great goals! And gifs. ;)

 

I particularly like the carving out me time goal, it will be really good for you.

seconding!

Love this. You rock and deserve all the me time. ;)

This is going to be one of your best challenges. Love how you are fitting in time to do the things you love

With you on the food tracking!  I like the no booze on a school night idea too.  Subbing for all the ME Time fun!

Yes you were amazing juggling everything the last challenge! Glad you're working on finding a bit more balance now :)

Your gifs are awesome and scary at the same time.

 

thanks everyone!

 

 

dear ones, I realized that my way of processing totally helpful and wonderful suggestions is to be like: no no no, I can't do it that way. AND THEN I DO IT THAT WAY ANYWAY. so, this is just to acknowledge that I had a LOT of lovely people suggesting I schedule in my me time at the end of the holiday mini, and I was like TOTALLY NO WAY CAN I DO THAT, I KNOW ME AND I SAY NO. and now that is exactly what I'm doing. so, super sorry that I'm a jerk, I appreciate that everyone keeps coming back here and giving me such helpful advice even though I am so ungracious about incorporating the ideas.

 

 

DAY ONE HERE WE ARE!

 

unfortunately, Day 1 involved me getting up at 4:25 AM (which is just way too early, says the girl who normally wakes at 5AM) and rushing down to my job site 100 miles away from my house for 630 start because my normal field guys couldn't be here today. so, I'm tired, feeling a little stressed, not looking forward to porta potties in 25 deg F weather, and had to pack a lunch so it's all kinds of weird things.

 

I don't have time to exercise today but will be walking in circles around the site. that will count, I think, but I also realized that I don't have any rest days factored in to my week? that's no good. I don't want my hair to ACTUALLY fall out. I'm going to edit my challenge to "EVERY SINGLE DAY (EXCEPT ONE DAY)"

 

also. I went through my last several weeks of protein intake and it was REALLY low for many of the days. like, 50-70 grams of protein. that's not enough! even though loseit informs me that "The USDA Dietary Guidelines document recommends eating at least 56g of protein for men and 46g of protein for women per day." so, when I was filling up my online grocery cart I impulse purchased a lot of things like pork loins and catfish nuggets (the cheap fish scraps after they cut the pretty fillets). I need to eat protein at breakfast and dinner, I guess.

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Omg girly, do I love you!  

 

First off, I love that you themed it to anime!   (Even if I am one of only like ... 2 people, that couldn't stand One Punch Man, lol)   Love how well OPM fits with you and your theme!  It's amazing!!

 

 

dear ones, I realized that my way of processing totally helpful and wonderful suggestions is to be like: no no no, I can't do it that way. AND THEN I DO IT THAT WAY ANYWAY. so, this is just to acknowledge that I had a LOT of lovely people suggesting I schedule in my me time at the end of the holiday mini, and I was like TOTALLY NO WAY CAN I DO THAT, I KNOW ME AND I SAY NO. and now that is exactly what I'm doing. so, super sorry that I'm a jerk, I appreciate that everyone keeps coming back here and giving me such helpful advice even though I am so ungracious about incorporating the ideas.

 

LOL!  (I also realize I lol too much.)   I love love love that you are honest enough with yourself to be able and willing to admit this to everyone.   You're a dear.   (And I have been known to do the same thing.  Actually... in some instance I am known to do the opposite- as soon as someone gets a smirk on their face like 'oh look she's doing it our way' I purposefully renig on the plan and do it the opposite just to prove I can't be controlled by them.)     Haha.  Anyway.

 

Another awesome challenge and looking forward to seeing you kick ass (and not go bald).

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The average person also doesn't do all the physical activity you do, so fuck off, USDA! (Which of course you were already thinking but I feel like verbalizing). Lunch and dinner are the big protein punches! 

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LOL yes that does sound like you! The more I was reading the subtitles, the more I was thinking "Karina's found her spirit animal".

 

Super glad you're going to make some "me time" this challenge.  You deserve it :D  And I wouldn't worry about you "being a jerk" by saying no I can't do it that way etc.  You aren't one, you just know what you want and you go for it  :)

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OK, I updated my goals! with GIFS this year, y'all. likely never again. 

 

TL:DR 

 

Goal 1: do something every day! | juggle in: run 2x a week, tkd as much as possible, bw 1x a week, pull-up 2x a week, pull-up 2x a week.

Goal 2: something about food! | track every day, start thinking about protein, no booze on school nights.

Goal 3: something about ME! | schedule in my metime and make my husband help me get all the other things done.

Life: Sort out social media | picture a day, blog it out.

 

 

that was an awesome procrastination session. I'm going out for a quick run. couldn't avoid it, after all. 

Your Goal 3 is so very important! We all need me time, and if hubby said he'll help, then you HAVE TO take him up on it! Eish social on the internet can take up SO much time (except NF, that is a necessity!). Good luck with your goals, I know you can rock them!

PS: How's your sister doing?

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