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mollytigerc

The Quest for Strength and Balance

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1. Overall Strength

  • Work on Chatarunga to build more overall strength
  • Keep my fitness routine of 3 times a week strength training in the morning
  • Work towards 2-3 times a week of yoga.

 

2. Handstand Practice

  • Do some handstand practice every day for 5 minutes
  • Practice mindfulness by getting a picture every day to check in 

 

3. Logging Mindfulness

  • Log all my food everyday to become more mindful of my eating to make sure I'm eating both enough and not too much
  • Eat veggies with every meal
  • Check in on water consumption to make sure I'm getting at least 12 cups of water
  • Check in with myself to make sure I'm getting enough time to recharge rather than over-planning

 

4. Push my Routine

  • I am going to journal how my routines feel every week to check in on how they are doing to make sure they don't stagnate.   I was doing strong lifts last 4-week challenge, but I got really bored with it.   I have a bunch of new workout plans that I"m going to play with and evaluate as I go. 
  • Fit in 2 classes of Yoga per week. Yoga keeps me excited and engaged so I'm going to keep doing that.

 

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Welcome !

 

Waw! That's a lot of sub-goals ^^  I wish I had your motivation and willpower :)  

 

21 hours ago, mollytigerc said:

Check in on water consumption to make sure I'm getting at least 12 cups of water

That's one I should do as well one of these challenges.  I'm in the illusion that I drink enough water since my 0,5l bottle never leaves my side during the week.  Objectively (aside the color of my pee) I have no clue how much I actually drink of it. 

 

Take care!

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On 2/16/2017 at 2:53 PM, Nusuth said:

Welcome !

 

Waw! That's a lot of sub-goals ^^  I wish I had your motivation and willpower :)  

 

That's one I should do as well one of these challenges.  I'm in the illusion that I drink enough water since my 0,5l bottle never leaves my side during the week.  Objectively (aside the color of my pee) I have no clue how much I actually drink of it. 

 

Take care!

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Thank you!  A lot of these sub-goals are goals that bring me to over the overarching goal.  Some of the sub-goals have higher priority over others.  Some are just so I can make sure I can mentally check in.

 

Overall, I've been doing really well!! :D   

 

I also started this 12-week challenge at my gym that I'm excited about :)  

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To anyone following this post I'm checking in:

1. Overall Strength

I've been doing pretty well overall at this goal.  I've kept my strength training to 3 times a week in the morning. I have been doing 1-2 times a week of yoga, but I'm finding I'm not having as much fun on my Thursday night yoga practice because it is really difficult to fit in my schedule (part of the reason I moved my workouts to the morning in the first place).  So I'm going to somewhat change this goal to 1 day a week yoga at least with some other yoga thrown in.  I do tend to probably hit 2-3 times a week because I'll do small flows every once in a while for different body parts that need attention.  Or I'll do it at work to reset my brain.

 

2. Handstand practice

I have somewhat fell through with this practice so I'm going to reset myself and try to get every day as well as a picture to remind myself of where I'm going.  I think I've hit most days of handstand practice, but I would say only 1/2 the week I've been focusing on the goal. I wanted this to be more of a skill work goal so I would do 5 minutes anytime throughout the day. I'm going to set a reminder on my phone to do this so I can't forget.

 

3. Logging Mindfulness

I've been doing a great job at this goal.  I've been logging at least 6 days a week.  I think there were only 2 days so far during this challenge that I didn't log, and that was due to friends being in town.  However, since I've logged even if my meals aren't perfect.  I have noticed that I've been much worse during the weekends, so I'm not working towards being mindful about that and making changes.  
I've been doing a good job getting the water I need which is great!  I think I'm starting to get to the point of over planning, but I stepped back because I got a cold that hit me this weekend.  Since the cold came, I'm doing a bit better at not over planning.   This goal has actually made me realize a goal for the next challenge which is great!  I want to do something fulfilling each day in my personal life. I'm starting to evaluate what things really make me feel like I have accomplished something and I'm writing those down.

 

4. Push my Routine

I've been doing this quite well.  It wasn't in terms of yoga which surprised me (which is why I went the more druid path) but instead, I decided to join a fitness challenge.  I think it will be a lot of fun!  I'm hoping for the best since it just started! :D  I haven't done any fitness challenges at this gym, so I'm hoping it is a lot of fun!  

 

Overall, things are going well.  There are some definitely room for improvement.   The goals for this time were pretty ambitious but I think they are helping me to check in which is what I needed! 

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1. Overall Strength

My Chatarunga is a ton better than when I started this challenge!!!!!  I'm able to lower slowly with much more control!  I can't quite flip my feet while I'm in chaturanga and lift up into downward dog yet, but I'm able to do the hover and that is exciting me so much!!!

 

My fitness routine has swapped up a lot so I've been training in the morning, but I'm taking a lot of classes with a great friend of mine and that's been a lot of fun!   I find I have a lot of fun encouraging others to workout and giving them tips to succeed. 

 

2. Handstand Practice

I have not been remembering the picture every day, but I've been getting in 5 minutes most days.   There might be 1-2 days that I forget during the week, but overall there is a lot of progress here too!  I have been kicking up and trying to take the foot that is on the ground and tucking it behind my knee.  I've noticed I'm getting more hang time and that is super exciting.

 

Plus I'm back to being able to raise into tripod handstand back to where it was late last year :D  I didn't have as constant of a yoga practice 

 

3. Logging Mindfulness

I have logged every day with the exception of 2 days.  I've been eating more veggies for lunch/dinner, but not for breakfast. My water consumption has been great!  I've been mindfulness about alone time. 

 

4. Push my Routine

I have completely changed my workout and I've been enjoying it. I've started working out in classes with my friend and that's been a lot of various things which has been fun!  I have fun being her accountability buddy :D

 

Overall I'm still doing well.  Next time, I'll likely have a goal about hitting my macros, but for now I'm trying to hit them but I'm logging everything to make sure I'm used to it.   I'm doing more meal planning now which is really pushing what I was doing before and it's been helping!  My workouts have been better!

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