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New year, new challenge! I had so much fun on the last one, that this one is going to be mostly the same, just a little...better.

 

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Diet Goals

  1. Eat at least 1 fruit AND 1 vegetable each day. This is just a bit more ambitious than last time, where it was one or the other
  2. Drink 8 cups of water a day. Again, a bit up from the 6 cups of last challenge.

 

Fitness Goals

  1. Kickboxing 3x/week. This stays the same. 
  2. Physical Therapy 2x/week. I just started this for my new(ish) hip issue and my very old shoulder problem. This is already scheduled.
  3. PT exercises 5x/week. On the days I don't go to therapy, I need to do my at-home exercises.
  4. Bodyweight 2x/week. Notching this down a bit, because I tried to do too much last time and failed.

 

Life Goals

  1. Coding 1/2 hour per day. I need to make this a priority; as in, this gets done each day even if other things have to slide.
  2. House decluttering/outstanding projects; 15mins or 1 small project per day. Not gonna wait until spring to do spring cleaning.

 

 

Okay! Going to keep tracking my coding bricks on Monkey Tamers United, my calories/exercise on Loseit.com, and my bodyweight workouts on my StartBodyweight spreadsheet

 

2017, here I come!

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otterbyte, level 3 chirpy otter assassin

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Hi there, seen your sparkle all over the assassins and wanted to come check out... looks like an excellent challenge you got there, have fun!

 

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it's not otter but the best I could find for peaking in here ;) 

 

 

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awesome challenge! I'm sorry I missed out on the last one, but I'm sure this one will be really tremendous! (ha, no pressure!!!)

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PT is such a chore, but gosh it helps. :)

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On 1/2/2017 at 0:37 PM, otterbyte said:

Diet Goals

  1. Eat at least 1 fruit AND 1 vegetable each day. This is just a bit more ambitious than last time, where it was one or the other
  2. Drink 8 cups of water a day. Again, a bit up from the 6 cups of last challenge.

Fitness Goals

  1. Kickboxing 3x/week. This stays the same. 
  2. Physical Therapy 2x/week. I just started this for my new(ish) hip issue and my very old shoulder problem. This is already scheduled.
  3. PT exercises 5x/week. On the days I don't go to therapy, I need to do my at-home exercises.
  4. Bodyweight 2x/week. Notching this down a bit, because I tried to do too much last time and failed.

How well did you do during your last challenge with 1 of EITHER a fruit or vegy each day?

 

Were you the person who asked for suggestions regarding what to do at home as you tapor off PT?  Did you get a chance to discuss with the therapist?  Not sure if it was you or another person getting PT.

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Diet is 80% of losing weight, exercise is 80% of motivation.

The only thing I am 100% sure of is my ability to be wrong.

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Look like great goals for a kick ass start to 2017! :D

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On 1/2/2017 at 2:45 PM, Grayspeed said:

Looks good, I'll be following along :)

 

6 hours ago, Manarelle said:

Nice progression. Following for further awesomeness. 

 

6 hours ago, Asa Pond said:

Definitely following! :) 

 

6 hours ago, karinajean said:

awesome challenge! I'm sorry I missed out on the last one, but I'm sure this one will be really tremendous! (ha, no pressure!!!)

 

1 hour ago, Ryuu1011 said:

Look like great goals for a kick ass start to 2017! :D

 

Thanks so much for the encouragement, everyone! When I'm a full-grown assassin, I wanna be just like you guys. I'll do my best to make you proud. :)

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On 1/2/2017 at 3:01 PM, Mad Hatter said:

 

And this is how you one day wake up and realise you're not just a little better but super awesomer. :) Go get it.

 

Thank you! I'll strive to be awesomer in as many things as I can. 

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9 hours ago, lucky fire dragon said:

Hi there, seen your sparkle all over the assassins and wanted to come check out... looks like an excellent challenge you got there, have fun!

 

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it's not otter but the best I could find for peaking in here ;) 

 

Seals are, in my mind, just really big otters that made a complete commitment to swimming. And also super cute. Thanks for the encouragement. :) 

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otterbyte, level 3 chirpy otter assassin

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4 hours ago, raptron said:

PT is such a chore, but gosh it helps. :)

 

Yes! Which is frustrating, because when I don't do the work, I have no one to blame but myself. Personal responsibility is such a chore. ;) 

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current challenges: otterbyte juggles priorities  \\ old challenges:4-week: DEC16 * JAN17 * FEB 17 * APR 17 * JAN 18\\ Assassin MiniChallenge: Epic Throwdown Championship * Assassin's Age: Origins \\ Monkey Tamers United

 

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

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2 hours ago, peelout said:

How well did you do during your last challenge with 1 of EITHER a fruit or vegy each day?

 

Were you the person who asked for suggestions regarding what to do at home as you tapor off PT?  Did you get a chance to discuss with the therapist?  Not sure if it was you or another person getting PT.

 

I did well on the fruit or veg. Mostly I just needed to be aware of the fact that I needed to do it. I already tried to do fruit and veg the last week of December, and mostly managed. So I hope I'll be able to expand on that!

 

It was another person with the PT - for myself, I'm going to just keep doing the 'at home' exercises when I graduate from PT. But if you have suggestions, I *love* suggestions. :) 

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

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Sorry, no knowledge relative to PT.  I used to have issues w/ pain in the shoulder.  Each year I would get a shot cortisone in one or both shoulders and that would take care of it.  No idea why it went away.

Current Challenge 

 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Diet is 80% of losing weight, exercise is 80% of motivation.

The only thing I am 100% sure of is my ability to be wrong.

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58 minutes ago, otterbyte said:

It was another person with the PT - for myself, I'm going to just keep doing the 'at home' exercises when I graduate from PT. But if you have suggestions, I *love* suggestions. :) 

 

I was the one asking about PT. Met with them for the last time today, and they completely encouraged keeping on with exercises and upping weight/resistance. Said as long as you tend toward higher reps/lower weight (so you're not struggling to finish sets and breaking down a lot of muscle at once), there's no reason to stop working out. I would definitely support talking to your therapist about it, and finding movements that incorporate the muscles you need to keep active without overtargeting them. Just my 2 cents!

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Love the goals and wishing you luck with the veg/fruit a day!

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Is it seriously already Thursday and I'm just now posting an update? It is! Was it maybe because I said, I need to read all the posts before I update and then there were like, a million of them? Yes, yes, it was. You people are prolific! 

 

Week 0 Updates

 

Day 0.1

Diet: Fruit + Veg: Yes

Water: Yes

Fitness: Bodyweight workout with a Fitness Marshall warmup

Life: House: New Year's Day! Time to clean out this place. Got a bunch of stuff out of our tiny kitchen and ready to donate. Finished organizing the worst of the cabinets. So much nicer in there now.

Code: Yes

 

Day 0.2

Diet: Fruit + Veg: Kinda.  Veg, yes. Fruit, no. 

Water: Yes

Fitness: Home kickboxing workout with a Fitness Marshall warmup (can I reiterate how much I looooove Fitness Marshall? Thank you, @Nightshadow, for introducing me to him!)

Life: House: Took all the stuff I collected yesterday to donate. Got a new flapper for our wonky toilet (the one I got before didn't work) and installed it. Still hate plumbing.

Code: Yes

 

Day 0.3

Diet: Fruit + Veg: Yes

Water: Yes

Fitness: Kickboxing class! It's back!! Yaaaayyyyowowowowow....I forgot how sore kickboxing class makes me. But still, yay!

Life: House: Busy busy day. Today was the first day back from break for my kids' homeschool co-op, where I also teach 2 classes. So we were gone most of the day. House stuff was mostly just of the maintenance sort, but now all the clothes are clean and the dog fur/pine needles are off the floor. For now. This is why I call housework 'the Sisyphean task.' You just gotta keep rolling that rock up that hill, over and over.

Code: No.  I was running around so much with the co-op and the kickboxing, that by bedtime I just fell over. As in snoring within a minute of hitting the pillow, which never happens normally. So, I guess I was pretty tired!

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Day 0.4

Diet: Fruit + Veg: Yes

Water: Yes 

Fitness: Fitness Marshall + Bodyweight + PT exercises

Life: House: Went to get a mammogram, finally. Before the year ended, I set up appointments for a bunch of stuff I'd been ignoring for years: physical, PT, mammogram, etc. It's not housework, but if our body is a temple, then I guess it's templework. Now I just need to have a routine eye exam and I'm done with my scheduled maintenance! (sure hope I pass inspection this time ;) )

Code: Yes

 

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otterbyte, level 3 chirpy otter assassin

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current challenges: otterbyte juggles priorities  \\ old challenges:4-week: DEC16 * JAN17 * FEB 17 * APR 17 * JAN 18\\ Assassin MiniChallenge: Epic Throwdown Championship * Assassin's Age: Origins \\ Monkey Tamers United

 

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Great job on daily exercise. Such a simple way to schedule exercise.  Sun come up?  It's exercise day.

 I had to Google Fitness Marshall:

BOOTIES AT ATTENTION! Get ready to sweat yourself sexy with The Fitness Marshalll

Maybe I'll try to sweat myself sexy!  I'm going to skip the mammogram though. lol

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Current Challenge 

 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Diet is 80% of losing weight, exercise is 80% of motivation.

The only thing I am 100% sure of is my ability to be wrong.

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I need to find this Fitness Marshall. He sounds fun. 

 

Yay for kickboxing and hitting things! :) And success with cleaning the house (and temple). Those things are so hard to do. :( I literally told my mother the other day that I will do anything to help her clean her house except for mopping because I can never succeed in actually getting anything clean and it makes me unnecessarily upset. 

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Yesss, the fitness marshall is the best. Good job taking care of your appointments! 

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I've never used one of the fitness marshall videos to workout to but I have watched a few. He is fantastic and so energetic. It's kind of infectious. 

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3 hours ago, peelout said:

Maybe I'll try to sweat myself sexy!  I'm going to skip the mammogram though. lol

 

Wait, peelout, I assumed you were already sexy? And yes, I expect the mammogram would be even more uncomfortable for you than it was for me. ;) 

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