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Hello everyone :) I've been an assassin for my last several challenges, but I am here to work on getting a steady diet of iron in my workouts.

 

 

Main Quest: I'm getting married in July and I would like to fit into my wedding dress. Steady relationship weight and the holidays have not been kind to me and I need to get into some sustainable habits that will allow me to hopefully drop some body fat before the big day. I think 20 lbs is not unreasonable. 

 

 

Quest 1: Go to the gym & lift weights 3x a week. I have some trainer appointments to use up, and then my fiancee and I are doing Stronglifts 5x5 on the other days. The plan is Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday and we've done pretty well the past 2 weeks so far. 

 

 

Quest 2: Track food. I'm aiming to track every day, because I overeat when I'm not keeping track of what I eat. The focus this month is on compliance only, not calories or macros. 

 

 

Quest 3: Find and record at least 10 comforting activities that I can do whenever I feel sad or stressed out. I am the world's worst emotional eater, and I need non-food alternatives to big macs that I will be willing and able to substitute when I feel sad or lonely or anxious. 

 

 

LUYL: I have one class left in my grad school program, and it ends on January 31st. If I can get through it, I will be done with my MS. That is all I want for this month. 

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Day One Summary

Quest One: Went to the gym today! Worked with my personal trainer. The first half hour was legs (TRX lunges, squats, side squats, leg extensions, leg curls) and the next half hour was core (crunches, back extensions, wood choppers, mountain climbers).

Quest Two: tracked all my food today!

LUYL: I finished my Module 2 assignment and turned it in.

Good start to the month :)

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SO CLOSE TO BEING DONE GRAD SCHOOL! Sorry for the caps, I'm a touch jealous. You got this!

Also, self care lists are the bomb.

I have grad school goals, and am doing StrongLifts, if you want to drop by!

I'm really excited about being done :) it's been about 2 years since I started. Thanks for the support!

Best of luck finishing up grad school, and congrats on the upcoming wedding! Sounds like you have a great plan for this challenge :).

Thanks! I feel good about the 4 weeks thing.

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Day 2 Update

 

Quest 1: Didn't work out yesterday. I wanted to jog but time was not my friend. By the time I got home, I had to make dinner for my fiancee (she had bible study after work and not a lot of time in between) and then it was dark. I don't mind walking after dark if I have my dog with me, but she's not very good on jogs. So, nope. 

 

Quest 2: I did track my food :) 

 

Quest 3: I did a mud mask, and I think that could be relaxing enough for one of my strategies, maybe. I'd have to keep the supplies on hand. 

 

LUYL: My Module 2 assignment isn't back yet and since this is my thesis project all of the assignments are built on the previous one. My time management plan relies on this getting done either today or tomorrow, so hopefully that will happen soon. 

 

Ugh, today the kids are back after winter break. I like them and they're mostly excited to be back, and only one of them is testing my patience, but I'm already tired and I don't feel particularly excited about any of the lessons. Is it Friday yet? 

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Hi!! Welcome to the warriors and whatnot : ) Congrats on the upcoming nuptials as well. 20 lbs is quite reasonable but you might want to throw some inches in there as well? My last challenge I didnt lose any weight at all but lost major inches. Good luck!

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"Determination is pushing me and perseverance is what I bleed."

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Hi!! Welcome to the warriors and whatnot : ) Congrats on the upcoming nuptials as well. 20 lbs is quite reasonable but you might want to throw some inches in there as well? My last challenge I didnt lose any weight at all but lost major inches. Good luck!

Hi! Thanks :) I took measurements the other day so I might add those to my post, just to have some comparison at the end of the challenge.

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Day Three Summary

Quest 1: Another personal training day! I did 5x3x115 lbs and 5x2x135 lbs deadlift with the hex bar, and then alternating arms (row, bench press; 3 sets of amrapx3 with 15 sec rest in between) and cardio (line jumps, side steps; 45 sec x 2 and 30 sec x 2). So, one gym day left!

Quest 2: tracked food. It was hard because I ate a lot after work and I went 100 calories over even with my workout, but A reminded me that it's just supposed to be logging, not cutting cals.

Quest 3: I sort of got started on this. I'll take a photo and post it when I have more to show.

LUYL: Did my week 5 discussion post.

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Day 4-5

Didn't do much work on my goals over the past two days (tracked most of my meals but didn't get a workout in or work on my non-food comfort things or grad school...) I did get this though:

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Tomorrow is 5x5 day!

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