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Much to my...chagrin...irritation...or (unintelligible muttering)...I've yet to get back to my pre-Christmas weight zone. Granted, holiday burnout was a factor, and then there was a mini-holiday at the start of February, but still. My attitude towards my fitness got way too laid-back and getting back into the swing has been a challenge. And I HAVE to get back into the swing...

 

I'm a Maid of Honour for a wedding at the end of April, and my dress was ordered based on my November measurements (cue dramatic music).

 

So, now it's time to buckle down and get serious here.

 

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Main Goal: I am at 145. My goal is to get back to 137. (Doesn't seem major, but this will be the first time I've lost a serious amount of weight and successfully stayed here so...it's major to me). Side hope is for some functional strength building. I've done a couple more challenging moves in yoga last month and realized my core strength is goooone. I used to have quite a powerful core and could nail far more challenging moves than I can now. Yikes! Only one way to fix that!

 

Goal 1: Clean eating at a 90/10 ratio. When I break down my number of meals per week, this works out to 2 meals/treats on the 10% side. (4 points total, 1 point each week)

 

Goal 2: Physical Activity 4x a week. (16 points total, max 4 points a week)

 

Goal 3: Nail the freaking Hollow Body Hold...which I can't actually do right now. Going to work on the progression 3x a week (12 points total, max 3 per week)

 

Life Goal: Work on my story 3.5 hrs each week. I would like to have Chap 1 and 2 completed this month, but a more measurable goal for me is time. It works out to 30 min a day, but I may not get time each day, so I'm down with a weekly total. (4 points total, 1 each week)

 

Alright, all laid out...this is serious now!

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Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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Following along, you got this. You'll forgive me if I don't look you directly in the eye for the duration of this challenge.

 

Ha! No worries - I'm such a hermit I wouldn't know what to do with eye contact anyhow. I would be the one to awkwardly stand in place and look confused LOL

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Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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Ha! No worries - I'm such a hermit I wouldn't know what to do with eye contact anyhow. I would be the one to awkwardly stand in place and look confused LOL

And the last thing he saw before turning to stone was the confused look of a baffled gorgon.

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Hollow Body Hold?

Wow....

Following along!

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Soooo....got my work cut out for me. I already did my first Hollow Body progression and yeah...see the girl in the pink?

 

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I got my legs about as far as her before my back went *SPROING* and arched like a mofo. So I forced my back flat and held it for about 10 seconds, with my arms stretched out flat. 

 

There's my starting point. 

 

It kind of frustrates/surprises/baffles me because I do a lot of moves that require core strength. Like planking is a staple in my life, and I thought it used my core. But doing a different move and feeling so weak, it makes me wonder just what muscles I'm actually using during a plank.

 

But, anyhoo, the challenge has begun :D

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Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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And the last thing he saw before turning to stone was the confused look of a baffled gorgon.

 

LOL! Totally! 

Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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Those hollow body holds don't stand a chance! 

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Obligatory are you checking measurements too?

 

Crap! I meant to do that at the start of this month, and then "for sure Tuesday morning then". I'm sitting here at work realizing I forgot! I've got my Nov measurements for comparison, but I need to get my current ones still. I may have to set an appointment for tomorrow morning in my phone. Thanks for the reminder, it's going to happen tomorrow haha

 

Day 1 was a pretty good success - eating was fully on the 90 side (Even after Hubs revealed he bought some junk food on the way home and tried to share with me. Thanks hon?) I found my HBH starting point, and I did my after-work workout on the way home. Just flaked on the 30 min of writing - way too tired. And them mumsie dearest called so I was on the phone for an hour, turning the tiny part of my brain that was non-mush into mush.

 

Ah well. Bring it Day 2!

 

(PS: The Party Cat is the cutest thing I've seen in a while haha)

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Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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So, for a moment, when you said party cat, I thought you were talking about this. Which is a lot less cute. 

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You don't get better at anything unless you start doing it.

Being alive is heckn swell. 

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So, for a moment, when you said party cat, I thought you were talking about this. Which is a lot less cute. 

Ha! I've never seen that before, it's actually pretty amazing! LOL

 

Intrigued by this Hollow Body Hold! Following, if that's ok?

Heck yeah! :D  The crazy thing is, when I looked it up online, it didn't seem like it was that hard. From the outside, it's too simple to be of any use. When you try it....dayum! At least for me.

Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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Yesterday was a terrible day at work. We got hit with a ransom virus around noon - so anything we had done that morning was gone and the computers were offline until well after I went home. It was really frustrating and I was pretty pissy by the time I left for the day.

 

Hubs and I had kicked around the idea of a movie after work, and I was getting it in my head that before the movie, I was going to do a 10% evening and have wings and wine before hand.

 

Then Hubs backed out of the movie because the weather was horrible and he wasn't inclined to leave the house on his day off. He pointed out we had wine at home if I wanted to drown my work sorrows. Ultimately, I decided I'd rather dip into the 10% over a treat meal or something, not just a couple glasses of wine. 

 

In the end, I went home, ate clean and generally behaved. It was a win, even if a bit grudgingly so haha

 

This morning I tried the HBH again and actually timed myself - 19 seconds and I think my legs were a little bit lower, but I didn't feel strong in my hold. I also think I need to be doing this at home rather than at work. It's more convenient here, but I'm realizing the floor is hard and everything is digging into my back. At least at home, I've got mats...

 

Ah, the little adjustments. 

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Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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I consider wine fermented fruit and don't count it...some days it's just required :D

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RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: it's all routine

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Stinks about that rough day, good job saving your 10%.

Thanks! My eventual 10% is gonna be soooo good haha

 

I consider wine fermented fruit and don't count it...some days it's just required :D

Oh man, is it ever! I thought yesterday was rough, but today made me want to go back and relive yesterday instead haha

 

But, it's ok. I survived, hit the gym until the stress was gone, and ate a yum steak and salad.

 

Take that arsehole hump day! I win

 

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Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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Sooo, I did a 10% meal last night - wings and wine. It was wonderful and there wasn't much fluctuation on the scale this morning, so yay! 

 

HOWEVER...only eating the wings was wonderful. What it's done to my system since is decidedly not wonderful.

 

All night I kept waking up to the sound of my stomach gurgling non-stop, betrayed and stuck between anger and confusion.

 

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And after how umm "active" my morning bathroom trip was, I have a feeling this is going to be my day today:

 

Tummy: All is forgiven, I won't make you run to the bathroom every few minutes today.

Me: Really? Man, that's awesome Tummy thanks!

Tummy: Ha ha! Fuck you, get running!

Me: ...

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Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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Dawww thanks for the sympathy guys but I deserve this. I've gone a long time without eating deep fried junk and I should have known better.

 

My stomach is just reminding me of that. And it's a very strong reminder, so hopefully I can remember it next time I'm tempted LOL

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Kilyra|Level 4|Gorgon|Adventurer

Stats: STR 5 | STA 10 | DEX 8 | CON 8 | WIS 9 | CHA 6

"If all I do is try, that means I don't truly believe I can succeed. Look, I may fail. You may fail. But there is no try" ~Kanan Jarrus, Star Wars: Rebels

Introduction|Challenge|The Writer's Guild|Battle Log

 

Spoiler

 

Eating 90/10 (2 of 4)

 

50%
50%

 

Workout at least 4x a week (8 of 16)

 

50%
50%

 

Hollow Body Work 3x a week (6 of 12)

 

50%
50%

 

Life Goal: Write 3.5 hrs a week (1 of 4)

 

25%
25%

 

 

 

 

 

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