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A day late (yesterday was holiday, so...)

 

My second challenge of the year is go back to basics, and by basics I mean swim, bike and run, oh, and paleo, my first Whole30, which ended up being something like Whole47 went great, lost some weight, felt a lot better and made some food changes that keep on two years later, BUT, some other healthy choices have become less and less common lately, so:

 

1. SWIM, finally, back in the pool (today was my first of the year): Goal is simple, swim every weekday, unless out of town.

 

2. BIKE, At least one 20k+ ride, MTB preferred. At least two lunch-commutes (5k round trip, on a 16-inch bike), per week

 

3. RUN, get back to running, or at least walk-run, Goal is two runs per week.

 

4. WholeFebruary, 28 days, grain, milk, sugar, processed food and leguminose-free. (already on day 2), no cheat meals, no exceptions (works for me!).

 

 

On a side note, going back to my previous (long ago) challenges, I realized a reading goal started as a NF goal, 12 books a year, well, I did it for two years and last year I read 24, this year is 24 again and it's not even a goal anymore, it's more of a house-rule now, cool stuff. :pride:

 

 

 

 

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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First week is going great: WholeFebruary (which I just realized is going to be 29 days!) is going good; No running yet, partially because swimming sessions have been hard, (which is awesome!), two bike lunch-commutes so far and a long-ish ride scheduled for tomorrow, need to squeeze in some run or walk today and probably Sunday, for a perfect week one!

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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*claps enthusiastically*

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First week:

 

1. SWIM, 4/4

2. BIKE, 

long 1/1

short 3/2

3. RUN, 1/2

 

4. WholeFebruary,100%.

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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Turning up a bit late to say that looks like a good week 1. How about week 2?

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Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25

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Week 2 was crazy again, we had a major job assignment and it meant working saturday and (until very late) on Sunday, so some things just did not happen:

 

1. SWIM, 4/4 - 5/5

2. BIKE, 

long 1/1 - 0/1

short 3/2 - 3/2

3. RUN, 1/2 - 0/2

4. WholeFebruary,100%. - 100%

 

One major win: late night sunday, at the office, hungry (very) and there is pizza... not even a bite. I actually surprised myself! 

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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Well done on resisting the siren lure of the pizza. For someone in a busy work mode you seem to be doing well.

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Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25

Instagram | Wordpress | Twitter | Linkedin | Goodreads | Facebook: *spits* I despise facebook!

Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a pena Se a alma não é pequena.

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Week 3 was a mess, no monday swimming (got home after sunday work at 5:00am), and major flu-cough got me on thursday and kept me in the house throughout the weekend (there´s an epidemic here, so we have to stay home). Good news is I kept my wholeFebruary almost compliant (added some honey-sweetened tea and coffee), I feel a lot  better today (no swimming yet), still hope to accomplish some of my goals for week 4, ableit it will all be health-dependent. 


 


1. SWIM, 4/4 - 5/5 - 3/5


2. BIKE, 


long 1/1 - 0/1 - 0/1


short 3/2 - 3/2 - 2/2


3. RUN, 1/2 - 0/2 - 0/2


4. WholeFebruary,100%. - 100% - 90%


german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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Oh dear, that doesn't sound great. Are you over the flu now though? And how are you finding the whole 30? feeling the benefit in your waistline?

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Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25

Instagram | Wordpress | Twitter | Linkedin | Goodreads | Facebook: *spits* I despise facebook!

Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a pena Se a alma não é pequena.

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I'm not fully recovered yet from the flu, it's a nasty variation (currently monkey wife and the littlelest monkey are home, with fever and stuff), so I'm not nearly back on track, but hoping for the best.

I do think the Whole30 is helping in the waistline department.

german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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Final post of the challenge, flu finally gave way but week four was an almost complete loss, did what I could, but sincerely hope to get better results next challenge. WholeFebruary ends today and I am seriously considering to keep with it for a little longer.


 


1. SWIM, 4/4 - 5/5 - 3/5 - 0/0


2. BIKE, 


long 1/1 - 0/1 - 0/1 - 0/0


short 3/2 - 3/2 - 2/2 - 0/0


3. RUN, 1/2 - 0/2 - 0/2 - 0/0


4. WholeFebruary,100%. - 100% - 90% -100%


german

monkey scout

"swim, bike, run", or at least "Don’t drown, don't crash, don't walk"

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.†-Joe Rogan

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