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With the return of Game of Thrones, I dedicate my challenge to every warrior’s favorite character 
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The mountain.

 

My goals are to eat, train, and sleep like the mountain to prep for my push-pull competition, which JUST SO HAPPENS to be the last weekend of this challenge. https://www.facebook.com/events/1531902903773755/ (If anyone is interested! I happen to be the only female registered thus far, easy way to lock up first place. Haha)


https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/the-mountain-from-game-of-thrones-revealed-his-diet-plan-and?utm_term=.ce2vemVvA#.sxqY8pdY3
http://www.gq.com/story/game-of-thrones-the-mountain-workout


Now that my hip is feeling good and I’m back to moving without pain it’s going to be easier for me to get my workouts in and start getting my mind right! (and my food right!)
I'm going to continue to post my workouts in my BATTLE LOG but might x-post here. I might also post gymnastics fun here, because who doesn’t want to learn about cool shit that I’m doing in gymnastics.

Expect this post to be full of copious Game of Thrones spoilers and me fangirling over the Mountain.
 
1)  Train like the Mountain
I have training programmed out through the 24th with 9 sessions between now and then. Also have 4 gymnastics sessions between now and then (will be 5 adding in the following week). The goal is to complete all of my training sessions, but also be PT focused.

  • Complete all training sessions and all gymnastics classes. Scale back if I need to.
  • Do my prescribed stretches/therapy and/or foam roll 5x/week.

  
2) Eat like the mountain
(Rollover from last challenge) My nutrition is still all over the place. If you’ve been following me, you know that this is a thing I've been struggling with. Injuring myself and spiraling into emotional eating did nothing to help the problem. I need to cut a little to make 132 class by my competition. If I don’t, no sweat, I’ll compete at 148, but I should be able to if I reign in the diet a bit.
My challenge is finding BALANCE between tracking compulsively, yet still eating enough to fuel my body and my workouts. If I don't track, I don't eat enough or eat in proper ratios. Especially fat, I am ALWAYS low on fat, it's just so much easier to eat proteins and carbs! I also binge eat, so my calories will vary from 1400- 3100 over the course of a week; which is unhealthy, inconsistent and unsustainable! Last challenge the goal was to focus on the weekend, and I didn’t find any real improvement by focusing on that. This challenge the focus will be meal prep and trying to get back to a carb cycling type of diet.
Meal prep: Ensure I always have protein sources prepped and available for lunches and dinners (aka meat). 1-2x/week prepping should be sufficient.
Do that carb cycling thing again: Track my macros. Aim for P/F/C = >135/~70/[<100/~180/~250] based on that day’s activity level (rest=low, gymnastics or cardio=medium, lifting=high). Doesn’t have to be perfect, just try. 

Start up the creatine again. This fell off once I injured myself. I was having issues with it, mainly digestion and headaches. This leads me to believe I’m not drinking as much water as I should be. The goal is to drink at MINIMUM the half gallon of straight up water a day, in addition to any teas, coffees, diet sodas, etc I have throughout the day.
Take creatine daily. At least half a scoop, more if I can tolerate it. Drink half gallon of water daily to ensure maximum pumpitude.
 
3)    Sleep like the mountain
I don’t usually have a problem with going to bed or falling asleep, but I have issues with waking up in the morning. Goals will reflect me waking up and getting a good start to my day! Similar to what Thor does!

  • Phone doesn’t get charged in the bedroom. Must be charged outside of the bedroom so I don’t wake up and check social media in bed forever. Must actually get up out of bed to turn my alarm off and start being productive.
  • Eat breakfast. Every day. Before I leave the apartment. (Before the move I was really good about this! Now that I have a more lenient start time at work, my habits have fallen apart)
  • 2 days/week cardio and core in the morning. Preferably non training days to avoid multiple showers. A third cardio and core day should be done, but not necessarily in the morning.

 

Life Goals for this year will be COMPOUNDING as appropriate. The idea is to produce HABITS!
 
1) Don't be a hoodrat (challenge 1)
Look fabulous. Take selfies. Post here for everyone's pleasure.
 
2) Don't get too fat (challenge 2)
Crushed this goal last time at 1x/week so I’m going to up it!
Walk or bike to work. 2x/week minimum. 
Note: This goal is highly dependent on my hip and it’s continued healing. If I am having issues, I will nix it.
 
3) Read (challenge 3)
Although I pretty much nixed my last challenge from the beginning, the reading stuck around. :)
Continue reading at least 3x/week.
 
4)    Don’t be a hermit (challenge 4)
Weekends I have a terrible habit of laying on the couch watching Netflix and doing housework all weekend. It’s rare if I see sunshine. I need to do SOMETHING that involves leaving my apartment on non-work days. Go to the store, go on a date with Mr. J, go to the gym, nerd meetup for tea, or just go for a walk or bike ride. Just something so I don’t fall into that deep red glow of Netflix that is so comforting.
Leave my apartment on either Saturday or Sunday. With the eventual goal of making this both days.

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Checking in!  Hi!  So much fun!

 

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1)  Train like the Mountain

 

Does he Bulgarian?

 

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2) Eat like the mountain

 

Pics!  Isn't he at about 10k per day?

 

And you're cutting?

 

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4)    Don’t be a hermit (challenge 4)

 

 

Same issues over here.

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35 minutes ago, raptron said:

yooooooo

 

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Love how frightened she gets. bahaha

 

33 minutes ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

May you be one with the mountain. 

 

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oommmmmmm

 

16 minutes ago, Sam Ashen said:

Checking in!  Hi!  So much fun!

Does he Bulgarian?

Pics!  Isn't he at about 10k per day?

And you're cutting?

Same issues over here.

Posted a few links in the OP that have his eating and training in them.

I'm not necessarily cutting, just kind of cleaning up a bit so as not do unintentionally bulk.... If that makes sense? lol

Less cookies, more veggies. 

 

14 minutes ago, Curl Brogo said:

Crush it!

 

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Hehe. Punny.

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2 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

With the return of Game of Thrones, I dedicate my challenge to every warrior’s favorite character 

The mountain.

 

Incorrect. Mine;

 

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Since the Jamie escorts arc. 

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13 minutes ago, Rookiebeotch said:

 

Incorrect. Mine;

 

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Since the Jamie escorts arc. 

I did have a line about her in my OP, but took it out as it was not mountain related. She is my second favorite.

5 minutes ago, Curl Brogo said:

I'll go with the quick-witted, outcast, and drunk...

 

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We have much in common.

You drink, and you know things :)

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14 hours ago, Rookiebeotch said:

 

Incorrect. Mine;

 

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Since the Jamie escorts arc. 

 

I considered doing a challenge about her for this one after i started the last one "stop channeling Samwell Tarly", it seemed like the next logical step was to "start channeling Brienne of Tarth". But I am not doing a pure strength challenge. Maybe later in the year?

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Jaime's my fave because redemption arc (though perhaps not........?) and Nikolaj is just stupid hot, even as a dirty, one-handed twincester. 

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11 hours ago, Laghail said:

I'm along for the ridetumblr_inline_ni4g5skfAR1rn26s1.gif

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oh HAI

 

2 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

I considered doing a challenge about her for this one after i started the last one "stop channeling Samwell Tarly", it seemed like the next logical step was to "start channeling Brienne of Tarth". But I am not doing a pure strength challenge. Maybe later in the year?

Ain't nothing wrong with doing 2 GoT themed challenges in a row!!! Would have lined right up with your theme!

 

2 hours ago, SomeGuyFromScotland said:

Late to the GoT party, I'm binge-watching to catch up. Following!

 

2 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

i will have to be careful about spoilers as i haven't seen the first two episodes yet! :o

 

<---------and duh, brienne.

 

1 hour ago, BarbarianBassBro said:

Same here!

I'll try not to spoil, but you should really watch :) Last weeks episode was so good I nearly pooped myself (not really)

 

48 minutes ago, raptron said:

Jaime's my fave because redemption arc (though perhaps not........?) and Nikolaj is just stupid hot, even as a dirty, one-handed twincester. 

Mmmm yess. I can get behind that.

I believe he's going to be a crucial character in the whole way this plays out.

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