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Well here goes challenge 2 of 2016!  First one was pretty much a giant fail but I suppose we all face plant from time to time although I seem to do it pretty often.  I have pretty much been treating myself as a garbage disposal / punching bag and I feel like my garbage disposal sounds. (it sounds really really bad.  I'm worried it's going to explode the every time I use it...)  But just like a garbage disposal I can be fixed and made into a smooth running machine again. 

 

First off I need to and WILL stop comparing myself to myself when I was in shape 10 years ago...  I have been doing that way too often and I now think it is hindering me.  Someone posted that I should stop doing this because lots of things have changed and I disagreed with them. Well you were right and I was wrong.

 

Second.  Sodas are off limits along with the craft beer. (150-250 calories of nothing in a 12oz can/bottle are not acceptable at this point in my life.)  Just like last time the vending machine at work is off limits.

 

Third.  Again sleep needs to take priority in my life.  I don't get enough.  Hell I usually eat really fast in during lunch time and take a nape to finish off the time I have left for lunch at work...

 

Fourth.  I must get in the habit of dedicating 45-60 minutes 2x a week to working out.  Right now I dedicate about 0 minutes a week to working out.  I don't think it is unreasonable to aim for a couple of hours a week to start off with.

 

Fifth.  I really should do some sort of work out daily but its hard with my schedule right now.  I leave for work at 7am and don't get home til 8pm 4 days a week.  I also have a round trip time to work of 2 hrs.

 

Sixth.  Again I will try and keep track of everything that goes in my mouth via myfitnesspal.  I do think this helps although it is a pain the the ass.

 

Seventh...  I am not going to write any more goals otherwise I am going to end up at nine hundred seventy eight before this is over and try something that is completely unreasonable.

 

Bonus / something I should do:  I have pretty much failed again the last challenge about getting on here and updating my post and posting on any other forum post.  This only works as well as what you put into it, just like a workout.

 

Side note.  I got a text wile writing this and somehow managed to start angry birds as I set my phone down.  Perhaps its a sign I need to do the angry birds workout throughout this challenge. :nevreness:

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I feel your pain on the commute Traline, I'm typically 120 minutes of daily driving myself. Definitely makes getting to the gym more challenging. AM vs PM workouts change much for you? I find I need to do AM workouts to be consistent, and that means getting out the door with a brown bagged breakfast and lunch, dressed to workout, then shower and dress for work at the gym and scarf down breakfast in the gym parking lot like a leprous hobo (easily the hungriest type of hobo). I'm eager to hear how your first week and some has been.

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I definitely feel your pain in terms of wanting to make a million goals...before I started this challenge (it's my first!) i was halfheartedly working on at least eight.  Cutting down to five seems a lot more manageable but we'll see at the end of the month!

Fourth.  I must get in the habit of dedicating 45-60 minutes 2x a week to working out.  Right now I dedicate about 0 minutes a week to working out.  I don't think it is unreasonable to aim for a couple of hours a week to start off with.

 

Fifth.  I really should do some sort of work out daily but its hard with my schedule right now.  I leave for work at 7am and don't get home til 8pm 4 days a week.  I also have a round trip time to work of 2 hrs.

 

Have you thought about shorter workouts? I work a lot of hours too and I find it really difficult to gather the self-discipline for a full workout during the week, so my goals include getting in a few really short workouts on workdays and then *maybe* a longer one on the weekend. I also find it more motivating if I have a specific plan for what kind of workout I'm going to do.  For instance my fitness goals include 2 10-minute upper body workouts, 2 10-minute ab workouts (I have specific exercises designated for each of these--and they're body weight so I can do them anywhere), as well as 3 runs of at least 2 miles each.  It's hard to come up with an excuse to not workout when I know it will only take 10-20 minutes.

 

Just some food for thought in case you find yourself troubleshooting your fourth and fifth goals.  Looking forward to hearing about how things are going so far!

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I agree on the shorter workouts suggestion.  Maybe a couple of 20-30 minute workouts on the days you can get it in or at least a 10-15 minute stretch workout daily if you have a lot of computer related duties would help and still get your workout goals in.

 

good luck on your challenge.

We Live for the One, We Die For the One - Ranger Slogan from Babylon 5

We can do this - Hertasi Motto from Mercedes Lackey Valdemar Series (and my motto for the character i created per Steve's recent email

Allons-y - Catchphrase for the Tenth Doctor

 

Purchased Nerd Fitness Yoga Basic 1/25/16

Link to my NF Character - https://www.nerdfitness.com/level-up/my-character/  Warning lengthy story, mostly based on me.in reality

 

Shidohari: Level 3 Human Rebel

Stats:

STR - 2/ DEX - 6/ CON - 5/ STA - 5/ WIS - 5

Waist (measured right below belly button) 42.25 inches.  Hips 44.5 inches taken 2/8/15

 

Goal Weight 185

90%
90%

 

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