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I'm competing on the 28th. Which is end of week 3. Which would kind of fuck with any 4 week long lifting/workout style of goals. This challenge is going to be more Life Quests so I don't have to change gears mid challenge. And mornings is only one goal... but.... alliterations.

 

1) (Basically copy/paste from last challenge, taking a step further)

Some of you may recall that in May/June I did a pretty serious cut and it was miserable and I hated every second of it. Since then I've been pretty much following the "see food" diet with no restrictions whatsoever just trying to get my mind right again. Instead of calling it cutting, bulking, or maintenance, I like to call it a "balance phase". I'm at the point where I'd like to try to start getting back into healthier habits, but also treating my body (and mind) with grace and compassion instead of guilt. I'd also like to not ever have to count another macro again in my life.

 

The goal is to take note of every time I eat a sweet (I have a mad sweet tooth and I'm a sucker for baked goods). No calories or sugar written down. Just what I ate. If I'm feeling like it, what time it was and maybe how I was feeling. You may recall last challenge I tracked the number of sweets that I ate throughout the challenge. Turns out that the first 22 days of December I averaged over 2 sweets per day. I'm sure the overall average was higher, as my tracking the last week was not entirely accurate and likely higher than what I recall. This time I'm going to try to reduce it slightly, aiming for 10 or less sweets per week. Tracking is still the main goal, with a sliiiiiiight reduction. Caveat, competition day doesn't count because imma eat whatever the fuck I want. #NORAGRETS So, same as last challenge....

I'd like to ask that you all please try to reserve your judgement (positive or negative) for me on this goal (e.g "yay! Congrats on no sweets today!" or "Bummer about eating 4 donuts, I'm sure you will do better tomorrow"). I would please only like encouragement to share what I did eat here and no comment on the quality or quantity. Thanks in advance. 

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2) Need to start waking up earlier / getting a better morning routine. Currently struggling to get to work by 9 and haven't been walking. I'm also starting to have more 8:30/8:45 meetings so I'd like to make the end goal to be there by 8 so I can check email and make to-do list before meetings. This challenge will try to figure out a more efficient morning routine for me that includes breakfast, makeup and hair, other prep for the day (e.g. pack gym bag, lunch, etc) and reduces the amount of laying in bed checking instagram. Also, leaving enough time to walk to work if I need to (~20 minutes, 30 if there's lots of good pokemon on the way).

Week 1: To work by 8:30

Week 2: To work by 8:20

Week 3: To work by 8:10

Week 4: To work by 8:00 <--- maintain this indefinitely is the goal.

 

 

3) I'm starting a Whole30 on February 6 with @Amdhiel Which is zero week of the next challenge, so I need to prep for it now.

Finish reading "It starts with food".

Poke around Whole 30 website

Start a list of recipes for meal planning. Include snacks/ potential cravings.

Rough draft meal plan for Week 1

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4) #Lifeshit to be done by end of challenge

☐Clean upstairs bathroom
☐Clean Cubicle
☐Oil change in car

☐Buy more colored pencils

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Stay tuned for other talk of powerlifting, gymnastics, space poop, DC, gratuitous profanity, and other shenanigans not directly challenge related.

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First!  In for the space poop, among other things!

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10 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

 And mornings is only one goal... but.... alliterations.

 

Hehehe YAY!!!! Another amazing alliteration! :D 

 

10 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

 

I'd like to ask that you all please try to reserve your judgement (positive or negative) for me on this goal (e.g "yay! Congrats on no sweets today!" or "Bummer about eating 4 donuts, I'm sure you will do better tomorrow"). I would please only like encouragement to share what I did eat here and no comment on the quality or quantity. Thanks in advance. 

 

I LOVE this. I love how supportive NF is, but sometimes it's not about the "great job" or "better luck next time." No further comment. 

 

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Since you said a long time ago you hate lolcats, here is one for you....

 

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love your plan for planning whole30! i have had a lot of success when i plan at least a month in advance of trying something like that.

 

and i'm excited for your comp! it is comp season around here! i love it. and i totally have a fever.

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3 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

And mornings is only one goal... but.... alliterations.

Really, alliterations will justify a large number of things...

 

Plus I really like to talk about space poop.

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2 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

love your plan for planning whole30! i have had a lot of success when i plan at least a month in advance of trying something like that.

 

and i'm excited for your comp! it is comp season around here! i love it. and i totally have a fever.

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It will be my first one so I'm very nervous/excited.

DOOOOO IT!!!!!!!!

 

2 hours ago, Laghail said:

Following for the noms. And the space poop.

I'm really a GI tract nerd.

1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Really, alliterations will justify a large number of things...

 

Plus I really like to talk about space poop.

4 hours ago, Sam Ashen said:

First!  In for the space poop, among other things!

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2 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

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I love the heart and brain. I bought the heart, brain and gallbladder plushies for my wife for Xmas.

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14 hours ago, Blocky said:

 

I love the heart and brain. I bought the heart, brain and gallbladder plushies for my wife for Xmas.

Those are so cute! 

One girl I work with here got the "this is fine" dog plushy for secret santa and I envy her.

 

2 hours ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

I'm also going to be stalking your morning goal. I plan to be at work by 9 in the mornings and instead I'm there at 10.

The struggle is real. 

 

 

Day 1 - 1/9/17 (You know what? I liked last month better when the day of the month lined up with the day of the challenge for me).

 

Very successful gymnastics practice last night. Started practice vaulting onto crash mat, which I haven't done in months, but I was still fairly successful with. Moved to back tumbling which was not going great so then I worked on some roundoff drills and then went back to it and it went much better. Note to self: do roundoff drills all the time before starting tumbling. I had 1 or 2 successful back handsprings. Then bars where I worked on shoot thrus, which I think I'm not quite ready for. Front hip circles, which I kind of picked up on. Did about 2 with a little bit of spotter help. And then mill circles which I picked up on immediately. Yay! I'm almost a level 3 gymnast! Lol I think next week will also get lots of bars work because there are some new low bars so I can work them more without other classes getting in the way.

 

1) No sweets.

2) I was to work by 8:32 and had done my makeup, hair was in a ponytail, and ate breakfast at home. I think key to this will be having breakfasts prepped and not having to make something or grab a shake. I'm counting it as being there by 8:30.

 

Some ideas that I think will help me for this goal. Try to experiment with some of these

☐Turn off phone when I go to bed and use a different alarm clock.

☐Don't turn on phone until I leave the apartment
☐Prep breakfasts

☐Pack lunch night before

☐Pack gym back night before AR

☐Pick out outfit/jewelry etc night before

☐Eat first thing after I pee (instead of when I'm scrambling out the door)

☐Morning stretching routine

☐Don't hit snooze

☐Check weather the night before to see if walking is feasible.

 

3) 

Finish reading "It starts with food".

Poke around Whole 30 website

Start a list of recipes for meal planning. Include snacks/ potential cravings.

Rough draft meal plan for Week 1

No progress.

 

4) #Lifeshit to be done by end of challenge

☐Clean upstairs bathroom
☐Clean Cubicle
☐Oil change in car

☐Buy more colored pencils

☐Exchange bras

 

^added a task. Negative progress?

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so cool how much better you're getting at gymnastics! really awesome to remember the very beginning of that to now.

 

those are some good ideas for changing up your morning routine. i probably do about half of those and have found it to be a good balance for getting to work at my goal time. especially these:

☐Prep breakfasts

☐Pack lunch night before

☐Pack gym back night before AR

☐Pick out outfit/jewelry etc night before

☐Don't hit snooze

 

good luck!

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The earlier mornings at work definitely help - I love the fact that there is nobody else around when I arrive. So much easier to get stuff done.

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Re: food comments

 

You just banned 90% of my future posts!

 

I can still tell drunk in Madison stories right?

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23 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

so cool how much better you're getting at gymnastics! really awesome to remember the very beginning of that to now.

 

those are some good ideas for changing up your morning routine. i probably do about half of those and have found it to be a good balance for getting to work at my goal time. especially these:

☐Prep breakfasts

☐Pack lunch night before

☐Pack gym back night before AR

☐Pick out outfit/jewelry etc night before

☐Don't hit snooze

 

good luck!

I did go back and look at some of my old videos and notes from when I first started. I've certainly come a long ways.

Yea, I think those checkboxes will be my "heavy hitters" for the mornings. We'll see :)

 

23 hours ago, Big_Show said:

The earlier mornings at work definitely help - I love the fact that there is nobody else around when I arrive. So much easier to get stuff done.

Definitely! Should be nice.
 

20 hours ago, navis said:

Ugh, I should really try to get in the office before 10 (or 10.30...)  It's been harder since I switched to lifting in the morning.  Maybe I'll do that next challenge :D

I'm curious to hear how the Whole30 goes.  And the comp, obvs.

Why are mornings so hard?!?!!? When I was lifting in the morning I was consistently showing up around 9:30. It's so hard in winter too since it's still dark!

Thanks!

 

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You just banned 90% of my future posts!

 

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4 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

When I was lifting in the morning I was consistently showing up around 9:30. It's so hard in winter too since it's still dark!

 

What time is sunrise where you live?

 

I show it at 7:27am.

 

But I get it.

 

5 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

Why are mornings so hard?!?!!?

 

It is a lot harder when it is darker.

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Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

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Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

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Day 2 - 1/10/17

 

Bench Day!!!!!! Called for 3 doubles. My 1RM is (was) 105. Last week I did it for a double for the first time, and I'm not sure if I shared that with ya'll or not. This session I did my first double at 105, second at 107.5, third at 110 for not only a 1RM, but a 2RM :D:D:D It doesn't quite have the pause I was looking for and bar path is not awesome, but I still think it was a solid attempt. Poverty bench is slowing getting less poor and I couldn't be more thrilled.

 

 

1) No sweets. :o 

2) Got to work at 8:37. I had to make my breakfast which slowed me down a bit. I could have blended a shake quick on my way out the door and been there on time, but I'm trying to move away from that habit. I also laid in bed too long checking my phone before I got ready. Everything else I think ran smoothly.

 

Also, after these first few days, I think I'm just going to change the goal to 8:30 for all 4 weeks instead of incrementally getting earlier. I don't think 1 week is enough time for me to figure out a good routine and then improve upon it. Next challenge I can move it earlier if I find something that works. :)

 

3) 

Finish reading "It starts with food".

Poke around Whole 30 website

Start a list of recipes for meal planning. Include snacks/ potential cravings.

Rough draft meal plan for Week 1

No progress.

 

4) #Lifeshit to be done by end of challenge

☐Clean upstairs bathroom
☐Clean Cubicle
☐Oil change in car

☐Buy more colored pencils

☐Exchange bras

☐Go through box of school stuff and rehome

 

^keep adding shit to this.

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7 minutes ago, Sam Ashen said:

 

What time is sunrise where you live?

 

I show it at 7:27am.

 

But I get it.

 

 

It is a lot harder when it is darker.

Yep... roughly that right now. It's definitely making it more difficult to get out of bed in the morning when it's still dawn, but not quite sunrise. My alarm is set for 7:01.

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