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I'm back, I'm recharged, and I'm hopefully ready to kick some ass this challenge!  So I can avoid making some of the mistakes from the last 3-4 months, I'm keeping things very simple.

 

Goal 1: The Daily grind

I'm not quantifying how much, but I need to do pull ups, push ups, and arm balances every day.  Some days, it might be a single pull up, some counter push ups, and 5 seconds in crow.  It has been entirely too easy for me to either feel too burned out to try anything or to get wrapped up in other life stuff and fail to set aside the time.  This forces me to at least do something every day.  I'm also hoping to make some progress in the arm balancing transitions PVP thing (even though everyone else seems to have abandoned it). ;)   

 

Goal 2: Cooking for picky little eaters

I'm sick of cooking 3 different meals each night, so I'm refining my normal crock pot goal such that I have to find and try recipes that my kids might actually eat.  Yeah, that means the recipes will be much more boring, but in the long run I hope I can get them eating healthier foods.  The goal is to try one kid friendly crock pot meal each week.

 

Goal 3: New yoga excitement

I've had huge motivational problems with yoga over the last many months.  I think at least part of this is that I'm fairly bored with my normal app and need to try some new videos and workouts.  So, the goal is to hunt for cool looking yoga videos on youtube and try at least 8 of them by the end of the challenge.  If any of you have any recommendations for favorite videos, I'm very open to suggestions.  

 

And....That's it!   I'll still be doing my usual parkour, recording tons of piano stuff, doing a lot of coding, playing around with martial arts stuff, etc., but I'm not going to force any goals.  

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handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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Glad you are back.  I think now that the holidays are over, and with you posting too, the arm balances will pick up again.

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yay Nym! glad to see you again.

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU'RE BACK!!!!

 

I've missed you.

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These sound like great goals! I've had my best success when I've just said "do SOMETHING today," even if it's not perfect. A lot of "somethings" add up!

 

In terms of yoga videos, a lot of my friends swear by Yoga by Adriene. Mrs. Miz is actually doing a 30 day January challenge with her program. Might be worth checking out!

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45 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU'RE BACK!!!!

 

I've missed you.

 

Seconded. Glad to have ya back. Nym :) 

 

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Example of how Nymeria does NOT do parkour. LOL.

 

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Nym in the house! <3 

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Great to have you back Nymeria! 

 

Do you want to hear something funny and completely embarrassing? The first yoga instructional video I ever brought about 15 years ago was Geri Yoga - yep, Geri from The Spice Girls did a yoga video and I brought it. This is by no way a recommendation, it's bloody awful. What was I thinking? :rolleyes:

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Um excuse me while I fangirl a bit!

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I feel like I just got a super injection of inspiration watching that video!  Holy crap woman!      You have come so far!   Totally bad ass!    I'm glad you're back!  

Goals look good!    I will be eagerly watching along- especially since you've shared you were coming out of a lack of motivation era like I am currently experiencing!    Thanks Nym!

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Yay! Nym's back! I've missed your parkour awesomeness! \o/

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Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

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  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

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I saw this new GMB guide and thought of youuuuu: https://gmb.io/human-flag/?_ke=anVsaXBoZXJAZ21haWwuY29t

 

And practiced some of the step 1 support press hans. ;) 

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I might be helping run a Ninja Warrior zone at some huge fitness expo this weekend.  :D  At least I'm feeling much less lazy now.  

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Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

 ACL rehab thread      2016 parkour

My tutorials:

handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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Missed you , glad you are back. The Ninja Warrior Zone sounds amazing, can't wait to hear about it.

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"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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Awesome video! I liked the back and forth on the boxes around 1:5 and the end the most!

 

What types of food do your kids like? We do the crockpot thing all the time, maybe I can make a suggestion?

 

Yoga by Adriene as mentioned earlier is my suggestion.

 

Following along as always.

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Ahhh yeah! That sounds like a good time. :D 

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@everyone:  Thanks!  And yeah, I'm really looking forward to the expo thing tomorrow.  My husband is going to help out with the build tonight, so I should get a decent report as to the setup.  I hope I'll get a chance to play around on the course!  I at least will be helping with a few parkour seminars.

 

19 hours ago, Minna said:

Nymeria, that exercise montage was one of the most motivational things I've seen in ages. THANK YOU for that. 

 

It also reminded me of this, but yours was way better. 

 

That video is hilarious!

 

6 hours ago, doctorake said:

What types of food do your kids like? We do the crockpot thing all the time, maybe I can make a suggestion?

 

 

They're picky and unpredictable, so right now I just want to try things they *might* like, and see what sticks.  I recently tried a really mellow vegetable curry, and the kids seemed to at least like picking out the chickpeas, so I'll probably start with some chickpea recipes.  

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Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

 ACL rehab thread      2016 parkour

My tutorials:

handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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Looking forward to seeing pics of your ninja warrior/parkour seminar

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Level 25 Final Fantasy Rebel

My Epic Quest | My Journey | Currently on the Trial of Orthos
Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

Goals for 2021:

Spoiler
  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

"No matter what, if you can hold your head up high, you've done the right thing."

"When you stand with your family, your family stands with you."

"Write what needs to be written."

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Awesome on the expo thing!  How cool is that!    Hope we get to see some pics!

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Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

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