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I'm enough.

I'm a recovering perfectionist. No doubt I'll always be one, but it's been sneaking up on me again. I love to learn and push myself with challenges like these, but it's always a fine line for me. It doesn't take much to beat myself up or start compromising on my goals because they aren't going perfectly. I missed one workout last weekend because an old friend was visiting. Then yesterday I realized I was thinking that maybe I didn't really want to be strong, maybe it was too much and I should skip this challenge because I'm busy this month. And really what I think it was is that I've been trying really hard and it's scary and I failed and I might keep failing and so I should just quit.

Then I thought about how it felt when I PRd a deadlift and smiled to myself. That's worth the effort. Gotta figure out what the challenge will be but I'm doing one.

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I'm a recovering perfectionist. No doubt I'll always be one, but it's been sneaking up on me again. I love to learn and push myself with challenges like these, but it's always a fine line for me.

Me too. I'm a type A goal setting fanatic. However, giving myself grace when I drop the ball is not inherently in my nature and it makes it really difficult to permanently change my habits when I give up halfway through just because of one tiny slip up. I feel your pain!

 

Excited to follow along on your challenge once you figure out your goals.

Recovering perfectionists unite!

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Me too. I'm a type A goal setting fanatic. However, giving myself grace when I drop the ball is not inherently in my nature and it makes it really difficult to permanently change my habits when I give up halfway through just because of one tiny slip up. I feel your pain!

 

Excited to follow along on your challenge once you figure out your goals.

Recovering perfectionists unite!

YUP. It's amazing how fast it can unravel when you let it. This time I'm not letting it. Hopefully!

 

Deadlifts make everything better.

Right? It's kinda amazing. If I told myself that a year ago I'd never believe it, but it's true now. 

 

Anyways goals.

 

- Meditate or Journal daily on the theme of Being Enough most days. 25-30 is an A. 

- Exercise 2 x a week

- Eat Fruit/Veggies at 2 meals a day 25-30 is an A. 

- Finish accounting course I started in Feb.  The final is on April 1

 

Gotta catch my Pokemon team tonight! There is a strong chance this will push me back into my Gameboy DS, which I haven't used in ages. Which would be fun, although a possible time sink. But relaxing too.

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Ok late posting but I had an excellent Zumba class and strength training session.  A 35lb bar suddenly appeared and I did overhead presses with that which was fun, I was using a 30 lb straight curl bar before and wasn't sure how to move up directly to a 40 lb one haha.  

 

Squat: 55 lbs

Press: 35 lbs

Deadlift: 100 lbs! 

 

Enough: 4/30 days

Exercise: 1/8 days

Eat Fruit/Veggies: 4/28 days

Accounting: 0/7 lessons

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Squat: 55 lbs

Press: 35 lbs

Deadlift: 100 lbs! 

 

Deadlifts deserve that exclamation point.  Awesome work!  <-- See?  There's another.  ;)

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Deadlifts deserve that exclamation point.  Awesome work!  <-- See?  There's another.  ;)

 

Deadlifts make everything better.

 

Deadlifts are my new favorite thing.  So is finding out that the trap bar IS 45 lbs not 35 and therefore I lifted 110lbs!!!! Exclamation points for everyone!

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Ok I forgot to actually put into my challenge that I was embarking this month on a trivia week with my friends.  7 nights, 7 locations, 6 types of trivia. So much fun. So exhausting and nothing else got accomplished besides eating veggies and fruits with two meals and a deliberate half hour meditation with Espeon.

 

I was hoping that I might get to the gym Saturday and Sunday, but I really needed to recover quietly at home after being so social.  So that's what I did.  And that was enough!

 

Enough: 15/30 days

Exercise: 1/8 days 

Eat Fruit/Veggies: 13/28 days

Accounting: 1/7 lessons

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Ok I forgot to actually put into my challenge that I was embarking this month on a trivia week with my friends.  7 nights, 7 locations, 6 types of trivia. So much fun. So exhausting and nothing else got accomplished besides eating veggies and fruits with two meals and a deliberate half hour meditation with Espeon.

 

I was hoping that I might get to the gym Saturday and Sunday, but I really needed to recover quietly at home after being so social.  So that's what I did.  And that was enough!

Life can get crazy. It's totally a thing. Sounds like a blast and a great experience even if it made it hard to stick to your goals. Kudos on getting in fruits and veggies at all; it's easy to let everything fall by the wayside if life gets in the way.

And hey, sometimes taking a day or two (or a week!) off is much better in the long run. Taking care of yourself is important!  :encouragement:

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STR 3.5 | DEX 4.25 | CON 4.25 | STA 4.25 | WIS 4.5 | CHA 4
STARTING STATS : 199 lb
CURRENT STATS : 191 lb
GOAL STATS : 135 lb

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Life can get crazy. It's totally a thing. Sounds like a blast and a great experience even if it made it hard to stick to your goals. Kudos on getting in fruits and veggies at all; it's easy to let everything fall by the wayside if life gets in the way.

And hey, sometimes taking a day or two (or a week!) off is much better in the long run. Taking care of yourself is important!  :encouragement:

 Definitely true about the self care. It's a struggle to remember that some days!

 

Being at restaurants every night made it easy to order an extra veggie side, which totally helped. ;)

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Way to go!! Isn't it crazy how skipping a workout is so easy but the second we go back we're like "why didn't I make time for this?! I feel awesome!" [emoji3]

Right? I never understand why I find the things that make me feel best the hardest to actually do!

I went to the gym yesterday during the day and had a long lifting session that was great. I dead lifted 105. It's so nice being a novice lifter and seeing all the gains! Squat was 55 and bench press was technically 22.5 dumbbell presses because the bench was occupied. I might keep with them another workout since my left arm is much weaker than my right so I can focus on its technique next workout. Gonna do some yoga today to get stretch in.

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Belated realization that this challenge is over but whatever I missed a week in the middle anyways. Zumba was excellent and soul filling. Strength training was also good but even though I superset ed the warmup for squats and presses I ran out of time to do deadlifts before Zumba. So no deadlift gains to report but my presses were at 40 and squats at 55 for an extra week cuz my form was a little iffy last week. Felt better today so I'll add weight next time.

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17 hours ago, Firedance said:

Belated realization that this challenge is over but whatever I missed a week in the middle anyways. Zumba was excellent and soul filling. Strength training was also good but even though I superset ed the warmup for squats and presses I ran out of time to do deadlifts before Zumba. So no deadlift gains to report but my presses were at 40 and squats at 55 for an extra week cuz my form was a little iffy last week. Felt better today so I'll add weight next time.

Lol me too! I just got my challenge results posted today so you're not alone.

And good job! Keep going strong; sounds like you're doing amazing even though the challenge is over!

Level Three Ranger

STR 3.5 | DEX 4.25 | CON 4.25 | STA 4.25 | WIS 4.5 | CHA 4
STARTING STATS : 199 lb
CURRENT STATS : 191 lb
GOAL STATS : 135 lb

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We are not our circumstances. We are our choices.

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