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So having skipped NF for long enough that I hadn't even realised that the 6 week challenges had changed to 4 week challeges, I'm back and have joined the academy. Though I'm running around there as a druid, I'm registering as a good old beginner rebel for this challenge to get back on track.

 

Goals:

Fitness 1: do the academy 1A workout every Tuesday and the 1B workout every Thursday. No slip-ups allowed.

Fitness 2: do half-hour yoga workout at the weekend. No slip-ups allowed.

Nutrition 3: avoid unnecessary carbs, which means bread, cake, carb-laden sides etc. Exceptions: 1 piece of cake on Saturday and bread for Sunday breakfast. 2 pieces of dark chocolate for dessert or snack. Wine to drink is OK, but no soda, juice, beer etc. 1 slip-up allowed per week (gotta be realistic)

Level-up-your-life goal: 2 hours of writing a week. No slip-ups allowed.

 

Loot:

1 hour private lesson with my ex yoga teacher to set up a new home work-out.

 

 

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Welcome back! Returning after prolonged absence myself (still figuring out all the new stuff, so much has changed)

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Report-out the first.

 

And a "slip-up" on the food front right there on day one: I totally forgot that we would be at my SO's dad's place for lunch. Since I am not yet ready to tell the world I am eating differently and expect them to cook food differently for me, that meant sucking up the schnitzel, potatoes, and ice-cream. It was all yummy.

Since I don't eat out in this kind of situation often, I tend to just suck them up. My SO has celiac, so every has to bend their cooking for him. It feels awkward to also ask them to do so for me, since I'm not allergic to anything. Yup, I could just bring my own food, but that requires careful, sensitive negotiation with the host and an explanation of what I'm doing (and subsequent silent or not observation / judging of what I do eat, and the next time we meet of whether I'm looking any different). Urg. So just "no". I ate leftover schnitzel in the evening because it felt wrong to throw it away, but then I promised myself I'd get back on track for the rest of the week.

 

Then followed the "slip-up" on day two: I forgot to plan breakfast thanks to starting from my bf's place rather than mine. It's a two-hour train journey to work and my weekday abode every Monday and usually I will have something in the fridge to take with me. Forgot. Bf's fridge is mostly empty, other than more schnitzel. So I had to make do with what the restaurant car on the train was giving up, and took the greek yoghurt with Muesli and an apple. Not the worst choice, but Muesli is of course carbs.

 

The rest of the day went pretty well, and I did some writing on the train towards that goal (I'm trying to get into the habit of writing on the train). Also did my 1A workout this morning as planned.

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Welcome back !

 

I've allso just enlisted anew after a year ? maybe more absence.   Feels great to be back in the Rebellion :)

what's your impression on the Acadamy ?

 

The train can be a usefull place.  When i'm not falling asleep I do alot of 'brainstorming' on it. 

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16 hours ago, Nusuth said:

 

what's your impression on the Acadamy ?

 

The train can be a usefull place.  When i'm not falling asleep I do alot of 'brainstorming' on it. 

 

Welcome back yourself :)

I'm enjoying the academy. It's good to have a no-think place to start with a sequence of workouts and nutrition steps to go through. Much of the stuff there isn't new to me - I put together a bunch of body-weight workouts for myself a few years ago, and also followed paleo principles for a couple of years, but it's nice to have that all in one structured place plus all the videos of the exercises in case you're not sure. Plus the workouts build on one another as you progress, which was something I was finding difficult to do when I was putting together my own stuff -> especially modifying stuff enough to help my non-athletic self start. All the modifications are right there in the Academy though :)

Also the facebook womens group is awesome :)

 

I spend 4-8 hours a week on a train, so I feel I should use that time. Can't sleep on it though, never been able to sleep sitting up.

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Report-out the second:

 

More time on the train Wed and Thur; more writing done. Finally past the scene that has been blocking me for months.

1B workout done this morning instead of yesterday morning. That's OK.

 

Food-wise no further slip-up, mostly thanks to pre-planning. Nearly slipped up travelling back to my place Thursday because I left just before lunch and had no lunch planned. Had a 30min stop at the railway station and scouted for paleo-ish food. Haven't done this for a while, but yup, there's a fast-food fish place which doesn't sound great, but fish done on a griddle topped with mushrooms and cheese, and mixed veg on the side, fits the bill (I've not given up cheese).

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Report-out the third

 

One of my goals was to do 30 min of yoga at the weekend. I didn't. I did go for a 4km walk with my bf on Sunday morning and I'm debating whether that was an adequate swap. 

 

Food-wise not too bad except for the inevitable slip-up when eating at his dad's (because no choice), but that was expected. I actually almost passed on cake at the weekend, but I had promised it to myself, and so I did eat it.

 

I also slipped up on writing this morning because I'm trying to get into the habit of writing on the train and I ended up taking a different train to usual and it was chock full and I didn't even get a seat with a tray table, never mind an actual table to put my laptop on (hey, I was lucky to get a seat). So I guess I try and make up for that at some point.

 

So this week it would be nice if I could hit all my goals, and again do more incline push-ups at my desk instead of the counter during 1A, and more actual wall slides rather than floor slides during 1B.

 

Oh, and keep up the momentum on clearing my desk at work each night plus switching the smart phone off at work (but those are not official goals :)

 

 

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I guess I could just not post back and then no-one would notice that I didn't hit my goals, but for accountability:

 

Fitness 1: do the academy 1A workout every Tuesday and the 1B workout every Thursday. No slip-ups allowed.

-> Well, mostly. Not always on Tuesday and Thursday, but that's OK. First three weeks I did. The last workout (which would have actually been a Friday) I did not. Reason: I worked 14 hours on Thursday and already felt rotten on Friday morning when I got up, knowing I had an enourmous workload on Friday to (it ended up being another 14 hour day). I will never ever do this again. It took me three days to recover and my body is only just starting to feel right a week later. As a consequence, I haven't worked out this week either (scared I was going to push things too far).

 

Fitness 2: do half-hour yoga workout at the weekend. No slip-ups allowed.

-> I think I managed this once. One other time I did it during the week instead. The other two times I missed it.

 

Nutrition 3: avoid unnecessary carbs, which means bread, cake, carb-laden sides etc. Exceptions: 1 piece of cake on Saturday and bread for Sunday breakfast. 2 pieces of dark chocolate for dessert or snack. Wine to drink is OK, but no soda, juice, beer etc. 1 slip-up allowed per week (gotta be realistic)

-> Again, first three weeks not so bad. First two actually really good (though the cake may have been Sunday, and instead of bread on Sunday it might have been rice Saturday night, you know how it goes, but the general principle held). Last full weekend didn't hold so much and that kinda swamped over into Monday and Tuesday, back on track Wednesday, and then the crazy work days and resulting exhaustion through me for six on the last few days. I ended up adding carbs back in on purpose because I felt so whacked out and thought that might be part of the problem.

 

Level-up-your-life goal: 2 hours of writing a week. No slip-ups allowed.

-> I think I got this the first two weeks, then life happened.

 

So, well, not exactly "mission accomplished". Better on some goals than others.

 

 

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