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ScarletFyre's May Challenge


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:tranquil:  I am back!  This is perfect timing for this 4 week challenge - I want to go on my vacation feeling like I accomplished something!  I am healing nicely from the shoulder injury, my ankle is wonky, but I've got a nice brace for it, and no more scarlet fever! :)  I dogsat all this week for a friend, so I have been off my routine. (workouts, sleep AND food!)  I am done as of Friday, and trying a new class (Barre Above) so in this next challenge I'll be incorporating a new workout!  

 

Here we go....!

 

Main Quest:

1- walk at break at least 4 days per workweek

2- go to the gym at least 3 days per week (when I get THAT down pat, I'll modify to add specific activities, as i am aiming for these to be mostly BEFORE WORK time of day - a challenge    for me!)

3- go to zumba/barre at least 3 days per week

4- get back into the habit of logging all my meals - with the help of a little gadget I just had to have, by the end of this challenge I will be drinking at least 2 liters of water per day, outside of what i drink working out.  When i have mastered this I will increase my water goal.

 

In the bigger picture, i would like to lose 8-ish lbs by the time I leave for my first trip (early June, so about a month) and I'd like to lose around 12 lbs before my following trip, around the end of June.  I do not currently have a scale (mine died so ordering today) So it should come just in time for me to weigh myself in.  I also plan to measure, because although I will cry and complain when I do not like the numbers on the scale, I do realize that other factors (measurements, how your clothes fit, how you feel etc) are just as if not more important.  

 

I am hoping to expand my AM gym time to 5 days per week so I can do weights there at least three times per week (since I do so much cardio with my classes etc) but I will wait a week to refine that :)

 

 

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Your goals look great! I have never been to an actual Barre class but I do have an app with a Barre workout and it kicks my butt. I mean like waddling for a few days. But it's amazing. 

 

I know last year I didn't weight myself for a whole month and I really pushed at my goals and I lost about 6.5 lbs, so 8 just may be possible! 

 

Best of luck :)

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I hadn't taken barre before, but went to a demo at the place where i take zumba.  I love that they added it because i pay a monthly fee to go, and its unlimited classes!  Unfortunately even though something like 12 of us signed up for the demo, 50 or so showed up; so most of us did not get to use the barre.  Irritating as that was it taught me how butt kicking those workouts were, because i did finally get to use it for the last exercise; I really felt the difference!  I may be insane but i signed up for barre AND zumba tomorrow AM....dog sitting all week and missing my workouts and classes i just feel like i need to move!  Sunday I'll post if that was a terrible mistake or not haha.

 

I did break down and buy a scale, but I do want to keep with the idea of what you did...it all makes sense - if you hit your goals, then its going to happen!! :)

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Pre-work workouts can be quite a challenge.  I know I love to stay in bed until the last possible minute, but I need to get up early for my challenge too.  Hopefully the fact that you signed up for classes helps you commit to going!  

Good luck!

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Starting Weight: 185 (May 1, 2017)/ Goal Weight: 160 / Current Weight: 170 (July 19, 2017)

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WilkyMouse - When I am trying to get up to get to the gym before work, its the hardest thing ever...I also love to stay in bed  until the last second!  The classes are after work, so the good news is, while i am trying to adjust, i will have that workout!  

 

Grizzy - I have been lucky that i usually feel great after finally getting there...only mishap I did have is one time I got messed up with my time and was late for work :apologetic:

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Well, I thought I was going to have a "bad" start to my challenge - I was summoned for jury duty Monday and Tuesday - So i sat, all day.  I didn't want to walk, because 1-I had uncomfortable shoes on, thinking I wasn't allowed to wear sneakers, and 2-I was nervous to leave the area where the jurors were kept.  However, they didn't need us so they sent us home early enough that I was able to make my workout classes both Monday and Tuesday!  Tuesday was my first barre above class - kicked my butt!  Then i stayed for zumba, so now my butt is doubly kicked.  I was so beat I went to bed and fell asleep only 400 steps shy of my 10K.  I am sore as heck today, but its the good kind of sore, where you know you had a good workout :)

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1 hour ago, ScarletFyre said:

Well, I thought I was going to have a "bad" start to my challenge - I was summoned for jury duty Monday and Tuesday - So i sat, all day.  I didn't want to walk, because 1-I had uncomfortable shoes on, thinking I wasn't allowed to wear sneakers, and 2-I was nervous to leave the area where the jurors were kept.  However, they didn't need us so they sent us home early enough that I was able to make my workout classes both Monday and Tuesday!  Tuesday was my first barre above class - kicked my butt!  Then i stayed for zumba, so now my butt is doubly kicked.  I was so beat I went to bed and fell asleep only 400 steps shy of my 10K.  I am sore as heck today, but its the good kind of sore, where you know you had a good workout :)

 

Yes!  Sounds like you're off to a good start.  I always feel so bad when I ride the elevator at the courthouse with people wearing those "juror" stickers and going to the 7th floor.  They all look pretty miserable for the most part.  Glad you got out of it though and kicked butt with your workouts!

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Starting Weight: 185 (May 1, 2017)/ Goal Weight: 160 / Current Weight: 170 (July 19, 2017)

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