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Quick intro!

I'm karinajean, 38, live in NY state, commute to NJ about an hour each way (so lots of time in the car). I joined the NFA in October 2013 and over the last 2 years I've gone from 206 to around 180. I practice tae kwon do several times a week, take weapons and boxing classes in addition, and have an overarching fitness goal of doing good form push- and pull-ups. I have a crazy mean (yet super sweet) cat and live with my husband full time and my stepdudes 1/2 time. I motorcycle, knit and spin, and am endlessly ignoring how messy the house is. I'm an ASSASSIN because I like doing all the things, and because I want to be able to do push-ups and pull-ups -- these seem like very efficient movements that will exercise my upper body and core, and  if I can do those and run and do martial arts (NINJA) I will feel totally strong and fit and capable. The MERMAID comes in because I saw it in a dream when I was a very young child and I believe it.

 

And! it's my 39th birthday on April 15!

 

challenge backstory!

I've been here at NF for just about 2 years (nerdiversary on april 14th!) and lately I've been working on my SHOWING UP. I'm trying to believe that my baseline level of activity is actually worthy of being considered ACTIVITY (can you believe I have imposter syndrome around this?) and that I just need to show up and keep on keepin' on to stay healthy, happy, and fit.

 

Goals!

 

Goal 1: keep eating and tracking

I still don't have hazard-quality information about how my body uses food. Honestly, I may NEVER have hazard-quality information about how my body uses food... but I want to grow the karinajean database of information. but! I need to add to this. progress status photos and measurements on a weekly basis, please.

 

Goal 2: keep using my calendar tracking system and keep doing the things and telling you about them.

I like this calendar tracking plan. it works for me pretty nicely.

 

Goal 3: Show up and have fun!

it's spring, y'all!

I need to just show up and have fun!

like, here, in my back yard, at my birthday party, on the weekends, in the library with a candlestick (oh wait)....

 

Larger items to pay attention to:

* having a birthday party with hula hoop instructor on APRIL 16.

* 4th degree black belt test still tentatively scheduled for MAY

* currently training for a 10K to be run on MAY 15

* it's spring and my yard is a mess and I need to BUY AND PLANT SOME BIG TREES

* I need to get my attic dry-walled. it's a big deal and is going to be a huge pain (because there's currently things in it) but it is TIME. you know what will be fun? when this is OVER.

* oh, and my motorcycle! we got the tarp off of them last night (thanks strong winds) and I need to FIX THE THROTTLE CABLE and RIDE IT EVERYWHERE.

 

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mermaid ninja assassin. on a motorcycle. with swords. and knitting needles. and kittens.

 

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Yes, yes, yes all the kj goodies please!! This will be one blast of a birthday :) which you have on so many days anyway as you rock so much!!!

Shocked about the imposter syndrome and at the same time so grateful for you giving that a name as I totally see myself in that, too. Just while being a little less active than you ;) but still it's a silly party pooper so let's drop it both, shall we :)

 

I am approaching the big 4 on May 1 btw, so I'll be watching your bday ideas very closely...

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You're still so young. ;)  And you have the same birthday as my son!  I'm glad that you're keeping your goals pretty light and simple again.  Really, all of the TKD and the 10k training is a lot, so it would be tough for you to do much beyond all of that without burning yourself out.  

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LOVE THIS.

 

SPPPPPRING~

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37 minutes ago, lucky fire dragon said:

Yes, yes, yes all the kj goodies please!! This will be one blast of a birthday :) which you have on so many days anyway as you rock so much!!!

Shocked about the imposter syndrome and at the same time so grateful for you giving that a name as I totally see myself in that, too. Just while being a little less active than you ;) but still it's a silly party pooper so let's drop it both, shall we :)

 

I am approaching the big 4 on May 1 btw, so I'll be watching your bday ideas very closely...

May Day Baby! excellent!

yes, let's drop this silly imposter syndrome. we are both beastlike and amazing at what we do. <3

 

35 minutes ago, Nymeria said:

You're still so young. ;)  And you have the same birthday as my son!  I'm glad that you're keeping your goals pretty light and simple again.  Really, all of the TKD and the 10k training is a lot, so it would be tough for you to do much beyond all of that without burning yourself out.  

ha, right? I am such a baby! :) april babies are the best, though, please tell your son that sometime.

it's taken me, like, 1 1/2 years to accept that the tkd really does count as bodyweight and cross-training (and you are a good supporter on that point so thank you!).

 

25 minutes ago, sylph said:

Woo for spring and being virtual moto buddies! What's up with your throttle cable?

the last time I tried to ride the bike (which is.... last fall) it felt very grabby, like there was a bunch of grit stuck in the cable. which doesn't make sense, because it was a brand new cable last year. that said, I probably need to do more like check the battery and do an oil change... but the cable is the one thing that seems insurmountable, so it's the one I have to fix first.

 

1 minute ago, raptron said:

LOVE THIS.

 

SPPPPPRING~

 

SPRIINNNNNG!

isn't there a totally goofy "spring into spring" poster out there? like, maybe with baby animals, or a frog?

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I am a) older than you and b ) interested in hearing about the stuff, especially weapons and boxing! You sound way more active than me.

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I'm here for the fun! :)

 

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1 hour ago, karinajean said:

 

the last time I tried to ride the bike (which is.... last fall) it felt very grabby, like there was a bunch of grit stuck in the cable. which doesn't make sense, because it was a brand new cable last year. that said, I probably need to do more like check the battery and do an oil change... but the cable is the one thing that seems insurmountable, so it's the one I have to fix first.

Grabby like doesn't snap closed when you let go or doesn't open responsively when you crack it? Maybe it just needs to be lubed?

 

Or if it was new last year, maybe it got routed funny and is pinched somewhere?

 

Do you keep it on a tender for the winter to save the battery?

 

Sorry--I like to chat about bike maintenance stuff. Everyone has their own way of doing things which is really interesting to me.

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Hello my twinsie :)   <3

 

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You are going to show up! And leave us amazed and envious!

Good luck!

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I think what I love the most is the way being active is just a part of your life.  You do so many things and seem to love them all.  It probably doesn't feel like your doing enough because you are too busy having fun (doing ALL the THINGS)!  I know when I do something fun, I start to wonder if it was hard enough to "count".  Silly Lightning.  Silly KarinaJean. :)  Your activity level always impresses!

 

Congrats on the the BDAY!!  Mine is in May and I will um... older... than you.  No hula hoops unfortunately, but there will be playing :)  

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19 hours ago, karinajean said:

I still don't have hazard-quality information about how my body uses food. Honestly, I may NEVER have hazard-quality information about how my body uses food...

 

Are you talking about me?  Did I just become an adverb? :lol:

 

 

 

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Been looking for some old faces in the crowd!  I've been out a while, but back at it again.  My son is going for his 1st Degree Black Belt in June, he's super excited.  How's your knee holding up?

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15 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Hello my twinsie :)   <3

 

 

HELLOOOOOOO! <3

 

8 hours ago, zenLara said:

You are going to show up! And leave us amazed and envious!

Good luck!

 

thank you!

 

7 hours ago, Lightning said:

I think what I love the most is the way being active is just a part of your life.  You do so many things and seem to love them all.  It probably doesn't feel like your doing enough because you are too busy having fun (doing ALL the THINGS)!  I know when I do something fun, I start to wonder if it was hard enough to "count".  Silly Lightning.  Silly KarinaJean. :)  Your activity level always impresses!

 

Congrats on the the BDAY!!  Mine is in May and I will um... older... than you.  No hula hoops unfortunately, but there will be playing :)  

 

yes for another spring birthday! and yeah, we ARE silly. let's stay the right kind of silly, but lose the silly that makes us doubt ourselves.

 

22 hours ago, Twilight said:

FIX THAT THROTTLE CABLE YEAH!

 

MORE THROTTLE!

 

22 hours ago, RogueLibrarian said:

I am a) older than you and b ) interested in hearing about the stuff, especially weapons and boxing! You sound way more active than me.

 

ha, well. I'm glad you're here, and I'm just going to go see about how active you are... ;)

 

22 hours ago, Jonesy said:

I'm here for the fun! :)

 

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MOAR FUN YAY!

 

20 hours ago, sylph said:

Grabby like doesn't snap closed when you let go or doesn't open responsively when you crack it? Maybe it just needs to be lubed?

 

Or if it was new last year, maybe it got routed funny and is pinched somewhere?

 

Do you keep it on a tender for the winter to save the battery?

 

Sorry--I like to chat about bike maintenance stuff. Everyone has their own way of doing things which is really interesting to me.

 

I like it too! but.....  our winter storage is embarassing, I have good intentions every year and leave it to the last minute EVERY YEAR so I rarely drain or winterize the gas, and never take out the battery. my first step in the spring is to pull the battery and charge it up and then I crank the pants off of the bike until the carb blows loose. SO TERRIBLE.

 

I think there is something stuck in the cable. it feels grindy, and it doesn't' snap closed when I let go PLUS it's harder to roll it open. Maybe lube will help, that is the first thing to try.

 

3 hours ago, Hazard said:

 

Are you talking about me?  Did I just become an adverb? :lol:

 

 

 

 

I was, and you DID.

I AM TEMPTED to come up with a karinajean ratio for fat to inches.

 

1 hour ago, sylph said:

The forum keeps un-following me from your thread. This is unacceptable.

 

TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.

I've had this problem too but I always blamed tapatalk - are you responding from that app? I think that for sure unsubs me.

 

48 minutes ago, VTSPE772 said:

Been looking for some old faces in the crowd!  I've been out a while, but back at it again.  My son is going for his 1st Degree Black Belt in June, he's super excited.  How's your knee holding up?

 

HEY OLD BUDDY! how are you? glad to see you back, and please give your son a high five for me. my knee is AMAZING. like, for real, I'd say it's back at about 100%.

.... you have a challenge this time around? *checking*

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HI.

week zero is busy for me.

we have the boys all week, and Twelve has dress rehearsals for the contemporary ballet production of Harry Potter that he has a super small part in ALL WEEK LONG from 330 to 7pm. So that, plus the fact that he did pretty crummy on his mid-marking-period progress report means I am focused a LOT on getting him from dress rehearsals and making sure that he's done all his homework and understand the school very well.

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SO far I'm doing really well.

I rested on monday, CHECK.

I did TKD on tuesday, CHECK.

I got up this morning and ran for 2.5 miles SUPER FAST YO like, 20:22 min | 8:09 min/miles!!! no WONDER I felt like I was pushing hard. hint: I was pushing really really hard.

 

We made a meal plan this week for the boys and so far we have been eating off of it really well. but Sixteen has been eating dinner on his own (with friends, or during work) and we are left with a surfeit of leftovers and I just really don't know what to do about it. I asked my husband to confirm if Sixteen will be home tonight because I don't want to end up with a boatload of chicken and rice to go with the boatload of pork chops and the smaller sized leftover portion of taco fixin's and oh also there's lasagna leftover too.

 

tomorrow is my early morning day, and then there's TKD (or maybe I have to go to Twelve's tech classroom open house, he has been really unclear on the details) and then Friday I'm running 2 miles. I'm trying not to eat as many robin's eggs as I have been over the last few days, though my calories have been pretty good, in general. today, though, I totally ate more than I needed to at lunch. I was in an 8 hour training and had 3 sandwich halves and also a little bit of bagel, and while the sandwiches weren't bad for me it was more food than I strictly needed. Oh well. I ran fast, maybe that counts.

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A Harry Potter ballet production sounds really fun! YOU ARE SO FAST WITH THOSE 8 MINUTE MILES! Also is just freezing stuff an option for your plethora of leftovers? 

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18 hours ago, karinajean said:

Twelve has dress rehearsals for the contemporary ballet production of Harry Potter

 

 

What???  Please give details.  I'm really trying to picture this in my head, and I haven't decided yet whether this is totally awesome or kind of scary. ;)

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Oh great runner Karinajean!!!!!!    Will constant 25mph winds slow one's running pace by a good bit?   Because, o m g, that totally just happened to me.     You are so speedy girl!  I love it.

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