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Yea no theme this time. SO BE IT.


 


For those who may be new, I'm a graduate who works in the animation field (production side so far) and my former studio is in break mode, so I'm essentially unemployed atm though I'm looking at it as an extended overdue vacation or time to be spent organizing paperwork and stuff :/  Blargh.


 


I've been poling since May 2014 and I currently do anywhere from 1-7 hours of classes a week depending on stuff (right now it's 2 nights a week, Mondays 3 classes and Thursdays are Jam (open gym I guess) and 3 hours of class).  Goals right now is to get my splits and build up strength for more pole moves (that's a big block in my path right now).


 


 


10-A-Day


  • 10-a-day of squats, pushups, dips, leg lifts/reverse crunch  EACH

They're working!  So we're going to do ALL four of them EACH DAY.  Building on this from last challenge


 


Splits


  • Focus on Splits, 3x week please!
  • 1 session with the roller/yoga ball per week

So there's been improvement since the beginning of last challenge!  But I do feel that adding some time with the massage roller once a week should help (it's getting really tight).


 


Art


  • 5 hours on portfolio/art stuff per day 5 days a week (or 25 hours combined minimum)

I'm off from work, now is the chance to update my portfolio and get into the art side of things.  Or even work on my personal projects (which I think in my timelines I severely underestimated lol).  Need to start building discipline on this so here it is!


 


Routine


  • Wash my face nightly with my homemade cleanser (esp if I put makeup on!)
  • Brush teeth (I can't believe I have to do this...)

It's been working well so I want to solidify this habit.  Also since I've been off work I've been a wee bit lax on the tooth brushing....


 


 


 


MOTIVATION


To feel better, more energetic and stronger.  To reach that image of future me that I CAN SEE AND PRACTICALLY TASTE.  To be ME.  The best me EVER.


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hi there!

tell me about your homemade cleanser, please. I have a homemade cleanser too, but it's basically the oil cleansing method -- so, ~30% castor oil, 50% olive oil, and 20% mostly jojoba oil but also whatever I have lying around.

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hi there!

tell me about your homemade cleanser, please. I have a homemade cleanser too, but it's basically the oil cleansing method -- so, ~30% castor oil, 50% olive oil, and 20% mostly jojoba oil but also whatever I have lying around.

My cleanser is OCM too!  Though I use a mix of castor and avocado oil with lavender EO.  I think it's 1/3 and 2/3 respectively for the oils, but it may also be 1/4 and 3/4 or something like that.  Olive and coconut oil cause too much blockage on my face :/  Took a few tries to get it right.  I find it takes off 95% of makeup (I have a very stubborn eyeliner and mascara so traces of that tend to need scrubbing) very easily with a warm facecloth.

 

BTW... made a tooth powder with bentonite clay, salt, cloves and cinnamon.  I'm using it half the time and the other half is regular toothpaste.  We'll see if it actually helps like people claim!

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Hii!

 

Yay, another fellow poler!

Wow, how do you manage 7 h of pole in a week? That's crazy much! I wish I could do more poling than I have time and money for right now...

 

Good luck this challenge! :)

WOO!  More polers :D

 

Honestly?  I have no clue.  I think it helps that the last classes on both nights are stretch, but I know on Thursdays in lvl 2/3 I'm pretty much dead (that's the 3rd class of the night).  As for money, they switched last January (2015) to an unlimited subscription model and tbh, I am so glad they did it (the other studio in town has one but it's 6 classes/week max and double the $$$).  And time?  Welp!  That's why they're bunched into two days ;)

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Everything is going very well so far with one exception; my art.  Which... okay I should be miffed, but I've been doing productive things most of the week (paperwork, cleaning the pc, preparing for windows upgrades and all that jazz).  I knew it would be somewhat hard, but I don't think I realized how much time the adulting half was going to take 0_0  and worse is that this stuff has been compounding since sometime during my college years (which was 4 years ago!!!).

 

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Good part; I'm seeing gains on the pole!  Boot camp and GymnastiPole are really helping.  I managed to do tap cartwheels (exit isn't solid yet) which is a cartwheel where you do this tap with your feet in the air before lowering them.  I'm able to do this with the control I've learned from handstands (which are consistent now, just need to learn how to hold them and then how to do them free-standing :D ).  I also started on that goal for the year; choreograph a routine! We had the showcase for the studio last weekend and it was inspiring.  So I decided that I want to work on mine while I have Jams in my schedule (which is like open gym).

 

Still can't get inverted V's or cradle/crouching tiger spins yet -_-  Pretzel spins are consistent on both sides and I managed to get my splits dismount on my own (go figure, I need to be on my less dominant side for it to work!).  Too bad I was glued onto the pole yesterday so none of my dismounts were working (but I learned the trick to make it consistent, so there!).

 

I didn't log Monday night, but we did back extensions in Stretch and I'm still feeling it (plus more extensions last night yay).

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I'm alive, I'm fine, I would say lazy but all the shredded paper work, the desk rail and desk shelf would say otherwise... adulting, just so much adulting right now!
 
Week 1 I missed my 10-a-day on Friday and only did 1 hour of artwork (sketching at the mall). 
 
Week 2 (yes I know there's still tomorrow) so far I've cancelled my Thursday night classes.  My body was having problems with the 10 a day (just really really not happy) so I decided to say no to 4 hours of classes.  I didn't do any splits to make up for missing stretch (need to do a session tonight).  Artwork is nada this week, maybe tomorrow but I've got so much momentum on the desk/room cleaning/re-organising that I really want to capitalize on it. I really do.
 
Good stuff that happened this week; I saw my buddies at work!  I popped in after going to IKEA for some extra stuff for the rail/shelves.  Nothing new, it's very quiet there right now but they were happy to see me :)  I also got to see a friend who got a position at another studio (this is the one I may have mentioned wanted me on his team mid-feb back in Nov?) after a long time of not seeing him :D  Just random 1 hour convo at Timmies (Tim Hortons), super fun, loved it and got news on how he's doing (well) and that the project he's working on is really late.  And he got confirmation for the supervisor position so I have a tentative job starting in May as a Layout Artist (YAAAAAASSS!!!).
 
SO HELL YES.  But it may get pushed back and other stuff might happen but I really want this.  Been wanting to enter the art side a lot lately.
 
Both PC and laptop are win10 now (and some internet issues were taken care of), backups were done, I started cleaning up some digital files (still lots to do). It's just full on adulting.  I have barely had time to check the forums either :/
 

 

Got 2 meals I'd like to share;
 

 

That is Spaghetti Squash, Mussels, Scallops, Rose Sauce with parmesan and green onions.  Cook spaghetti squash as usual, steam the mussels and scallops in a pot (then sear them a bit in a pan if you want (with olive oil)), chop some onions up, grab maybe a spoon or two of rose sauce and mix squash, seafood, sauce and onions in a bowl.  Then add parm and more onions to garnish!

It was amazing, just double check your scallops or the next day won't be pleasant lol.

 

 

An easy breezy salad.  So yummy.  Half an avocado, some blackberries and raspberries, spinach, feta and balsamic vinegar all in a bowl.  I like having some protein on the side (small steak) and it's really filling.

 

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Those ten a day are not to be underestimated, good thing you stay attentive to your body and take breaks when needed! I anyway marvel how you manage four hours pole training! I am usually dead after a single hour :P

Congrats on your pole wins and cartwheels, that is soooo cool!! Are we going to see any pics?

And yayyy on the increasing job chances with the art works!! Holding thumbs for you.

Keep it up. You're super disciplined here :)

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Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

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How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

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wow, so much adulting! I have been putting off computer upgrades and tech issues for SEVERAL YEARS NOW and really need to get on it. maybe that's a thing to add for next month.

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Thanks guys!

 

I think this challenge is 50/50.  50% is cemented I think, as long as I continue stickers, and the other 50% seems to be stuff that needs to be done, but I don't list here.  Or recovering.

 

Monday night kicked my butt and my quads like crazy.  I couldn't do much until thursday, the DOMS was that severe.  Plus we had a record snowfall of 52 cm and I had to shovel that on Tuesday.  I missed 2 splits, 4 10-a-day and one night of cleanser/toothbrush but man my body was just pooped.  I think I need to put a bit more TLC in.  I also think I'm going to try switching my thursdays to 2 hours instead of 4 and maybe do some yoga after or on Friday.  My body is saying something and I need to listen.

 

Art wise I did much better.  I'd say I did around 10 hours I think? I had a few interruptions so I'm not 100% sure of the exact timing but that's a vast improvement!

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Those ten a day are not to be underestimated, good thing you stay attentive to your body and take breaks when needed! I anyway marvel how you manage four hours pole training! I am usually dead after a single hour :tongue:

Congrats on your pole wins and cartwheels, that is soooo cool!! Are we going to see any pics?

And yayyy on the increasing job chances with the art works!! Holding thumbs for you.

Keep it up. You're super disciplined here :)

Lol no they shouldn't!  I actually did scissor kick properly sometime last week and was completely mind blown.  They really do help!

I don't think I can continue the 4 hours.  3 yes since the last hour is stretch, but I think 4 is pushing it a wee bit too far.

 

I keep forgetting to grab pics, but I do have some.  Hound me if I don't have them by the end of the week (if you have time to)!

 

I don't feel like it, but then again my body was all NOPE REST TIME last week, and I think it wants another one soon too.  But looking back at all the stickers on the calendar helps, especially since I tried to do the 10-a-day first before quitting.

 

wow, so much adulting! I have been putting off computer upgrades and tech issues for SEVERAL YEARS NOW and really need to get on it. maybe that's a thing to add for next month.

Yeah, it's crazy!  I've just been hitting a lot of stuff on the to-do list that takes time since I was laid off.  It's been really nice to just get it out of the way.

 

If you can set aside a weekend or two to tech stuff, then you shuold be able to fix it.  It always takes longer then you think unfortunately.

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So, got my pointed toes climb out of the blue.

 

 

... aaaaaand broke the front bumper on my mom's car while changing them in the driveway as a "I'm a nice daughter, see?" move.  -_- Damnit.

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So, got my pointed toes climb out of the blue.

 

 

... aaaaaand broke the front bumper on my mom's car while changing them in the driveway as a "I'm a nice daughter, see?" move.   -_- Damnit.

 

Yay pointed toes climb!

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I'm not really sure these stats are relevant anymore...

STR: 31 DEX: 26 STA: 30  CON: 24  WIS: 30 CHA: 26

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Yay pointed toes climb!

LOL Yea, at least I have that!

 

Last week of challenge didn't go well.  I mean I did try the 10-a-day but my body wasn't cooperating the days after Monday so I said screw it.  I did try starting with squats each day but they weren't having any of it.  I did get more art done and the daily routine (face and teeth) got done.

 

I think I'm going to try skipping the challenge but continuing with the stickers routine for March.  I'm curious to see how that goes.  I just think I'm at a point where maybe I'm at a cross roads with challenges.

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