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So...  This being my first challenge at 32 years old, I have decided to use this as a reset.  This is my personal new year, and while I was away in Italy I did some soul searching (and eating) and I have found that I don't really focus on important things as often as I should.  Because of this my time isn't used as wisely as it should be and I don't get as much productive stuff done.  Time for Tina Fey to help me get my shit together :D 

 

 

 

I will make to-do lists every morning, and I can't play video games until the list is complete. A=28 days B=27-25 days C=25-20 D= 20 or less

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I will have an actual training program outlined - I bought a program online for my own reference, and will be telling my trainer what I want to work each day. For now he can pick what those exercises will be on our days working together, but it will be based on what body part/parts I plan on working that day.  I will also do a minimum of 20 min of cardio a day (will be on to-do list). A=28 days B=27-25 days C=25-20 D= 20 or less

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I will be back on my nutrition program, no if/ands/buts about it. I have an extra food scale at home so I will be bringing it to work so I have no excuses on following the servings I should be eating.  Meal prep will be on my lists when required.  A=28 days B=27-25 days C=25-20 D= 20 or less (cheat meal is allowed once a week after the first 2 weeks).

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*Also a note, if anyone is willing to let me send pictures of my meals to them please let me know, I need some extra accountability on this one, especially on the weekends.

 

Side Quest: Get on here daily and contribute to the community more...  ADD IT TO THE LIST! A=28 days B=27-25 days C=25-20 D= 20 or less

 

Now to get to work!

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Day 1 of zero week was solid, and I woke up to 182.something lbs, my lowest since before my competition back in November.  I got everything on my list done yesterday besides my workout because my trainer said I required another rest day.  My boyfriend now has my cough though, so this should be a super fun week (he is a big baby, lol).

 

Dinner last night was this! http://gimmedelicious.com/2016/03/10/spicy-shrimp-tacos-with-avocado-salsa-sour-cream-cilantro-sauce/

 

It was really tasty :) 

 

Today:

Breakfast was my protein shake again, and lunch is a proper portion of home made spaghetti, and 7-8oz of chopped fresh veggies. Dinner will be spicy brats with rice, peppers and onions, and broccoli or a spinach salad.

 

I am going to try to get into the gym today, though my office seems to make my symptoms so much worse so we shall see.  I am not going to freak about getting better even though I am antsy to get back into the gym.

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Just mentioning I am still alive...  Finally starting to feel better after staying home for the past 2 days and sleeping.  

 

Going to try to get back into my actual routine and start the challenge off right :)

 

List for today -

plan meals all through next week (to Saturday 6/3)

actually make a real dinner

fold the damn laundry

if a workout happens don't be stupid about it.

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So zero week is over, and Monday is my "official start day" for my challenges.  I will say zero week was a bit more about getting better and a bit less about my goals but I am at about 87% now so that's good at least.

 

I also managed to do yard work for a couple hours on sunday....  In a sports bra and shorts..  This is actually really a big deal because my torso and legs haven't seen the daylight outside in a few years.  While I didn't exactly feel confident, I also didn't care what I looked like because it was 90 freaking 6 out and I was getting shit done.

 

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Yesterday I had a training session with the coach.  I didn't quite feel like having the crappy conversation with him, but I probably should have because he decided to get me back into things with plans of heavy bench and squat.  

 

I pulled off bench pretty well for still being a bit sickly (got up to doubles of 145lbs before burning out pretty quick).  Squats on the other hand were horrible, did a set of 8 at 135lbs and im pretty sure that's when I first lightly pulled a muscle, then moved up to 175lbs for 2 sets of 5 and promptly couldn't bend over without my hamstring on my left leg tightening up like crazy (think swimmers cramp kind of thing).  So my training was cut short and cardio was kind of out of the question since my legs didn't work.  While I am a bit sore today my legs aren't cramping up any more so it may have been partially dehydration, ect...  extra warm-up time will happen today for sure.

 

About to make my list of to-do's, and already got a few things that needed to get done out of the way.  I have training sessions with the coach today, Thursday and Friday, so tomorrow and Sunday will be rest days and Saturday I will go to my nice gym and do some stuff on my own.

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Are you officially working with the trainer/coach or doing the online program? I know it can be hard to speak your mind, but either way you are the one hiring the coach. Obviously you want to use his/her expertise, but they should be mindful of your goals and use that expertise to help you reach said goals. 

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9 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

Are you officially working with the trainer/coach or doing the online program? I know it can be hard to speak your mind, but either way you are the one hiring the coach. Obviously you want to use his/her expertise, but they should be mindful of your goals and use that expertise to help you reach said goals. 

 

Currently working with a trainer in person, and I have had him as a coach for almost two years now so that makes it a bit more difficult to just cut ties with.  We had a good conversation today, and I think that is a start to getting things on the right path.  He is right that for my goals I really need to get my eating in order, and not in a strict diet, but a healthy diet with far few more fuck ups on my end.  So we now both have proper work to do, and he knows my personal goal for sure at this point.

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Yesterday was a rest day, and I was coughing a lot so cardio is still not a good plan.  It's really annoying that going into work actually makes my cold worse, but I have no way of working from home at this current point in time.  Hopefully at some point this damn cold will completely go away and I can get back to enjoying my workouts.

 

Today is training with the coach, probably hammy/glute focused since I have done a lot of upper body so far this week.  Then I go home and make chicken for dinner as well as lunch for Fri/Sat.  

 

A nap may be in order as well since my cat's kept me up throughout the night....  why did my boyfriend have to give them a whole bag of toys with bells.....

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4 hours ago, TiffanyD said:

A nap may be in order as well since my cat's kept me up throughout the night....  why did my boyfriend have to give them a whole bag of toys with bells.....

I fully support all of the naps! Generally my cats lose any new toys under the couches, etc. within 24-48hrs. So, hope on the horizon?

Also, I have learned over time to filter what noises are worth waking up for. Cat knocking small objects off the kitchen counter? Nope. Cat knocking over faux Ficus tree in living room? Yeah, probably should make sure they didn't break anything in the process.

 

Hope you feel better soon! It's too hot to have a cold ;)

 

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On May 24, 2017 at 9:20 PM, Leimanu said:

I poked my head in because I thought a Warrior with the name TiffanyD was interesting...and then it's all Tina Fey?  Shut the front door!

 

Solid challenge goals.  Good luck!

 

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11 hours ago, TiffanyD said:

A nap may be in order as well since my cat's kept me up throughout the night....  why did my boyfriend have to give them a whole bag of toys with bells.....

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Our cat now gets locked in the laundry at night (which is downstairs) because he can't go more than 2 hours without being a dick and waking us up. We let him come upstairs on wed night... but nope, still a dick.

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18 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

I fully support all of the naps! Generally my cats lose any new toys under the couches, etc. within 24-48hrs. So, hope on the horizon?

Also, I have learned over time to filter what noises are worth waking up for. Cat knocking small objects off the kitchen counter? Nope. Cat knocking over faux Ficus tree in living room? Yeah, probably should make sure they didn't break anything in the process.

 

Hope you feel better soon! It's too hot to have a cold ;)

 

 

Unfortunately I am a very light sleeper, boyfriend not so much.  There was a car that hit a power pole one night and it was literally on fire and exploding (small explosions but still) and I was the only one to call the police in the neighborhood, he slept right through the whole thing and didn't believe me right away.

 

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Our cat now gets locked in the laundry at night (which is downstairs) because he can't go more than 2 hours without being a dick and waking us up. We let him come upstairs on wed night... but nope, still a dick.

 

See I got the dogs locked downstairs at night now because A. I was sick of cold noses in the middle of the night, and B. We have way too many dogs to share even the king size with them.  But with the 3 cats and no way to lock them downstairs I'm kind of stuck letting them roam.  It used to be fine but since we added the 3rd because he showed up one day and is still very much a kitten they play at night from time to time.  I think I found all the jingle toys though so a step in the right direction at least :D 

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So yesterday I had a decent workout, though things still feel very heavy in general and I don't have the energy I normally do.  Cardio still isn't happening but I am giving myself a pass since I still cough too often and feel like it would be counterproductive, I will try to get 1 session in this weekend if the cough is gone by then.

 

Workout:

 

Trap Bar DL

160lbs x 8

250lbs x 4

250lbs x 5

250lbs x 5

250lbs x 6

270lbs x 4 - omg so heavy

270lbs x 2 - hands shredded since they became soft/almost lady like again in my 3 weeks out.

 

Leg Press (incline)

135lbs x 1 min set 3 rounds 44, 50, and 45 reps hit during sets

 

So 3 of 5 scheduled workouts in for week 1.  Also may have found a cardio partner a couple days a week :D  

 

Deep tissue massage post workout was in fact deep...  I feel like a giant bruise today, but we found new and exciting types of pain in places I didn't think were even tense, so progress?

 

My lunches have been slacking, but not bad so far this week.  I can say I have at least put them in mfp, or picked healthy choices but I have gone out too much and that needs to be fixed next week. 4 of 5 days so far are acceptable.  

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I was pretty lazy but not really this weekend... if that makes any sense.

 

I didn't work out like I should have, but I also got a lot of cleaning and chores done which really needed to be addressed so eh.  I failed (or maybe overly excelled in all honesty) at eating over the weekend so that is my real focus this week.

 

I did manage to do some proper meal prep, and I have 4 of my 5 meals for today completely put together/planned.  Dinner will hopefully be fish and veggies, but I have to see what is at the store.  I found a new fairly basic food plan that I think I can manage to follow consistently, though the amount of egg whites is alarming.  And I am substituting 2 of the meals with shakes at first since I tend to over eat when adding extra meals throughout the day.

 

Day 1: Casein protein shake/almond milk, egg/egg white veggie bake with cherries on the side, oven roasted chicken breast with 3oz sweet potato and 1.5 cups mixed veggies, Whey protein shake post workout, fish with broccoli and 1/2 cup rice.

 

Lunch is set for tomorrow, and I have my breakfast part 2 cooked for tomorrow and Wed as well.

 

Cardio will happen today, even if I die coughing while I do it!

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3 hours ago, TiffanyD said:

 I found a new fairly basic food plan that I think I can manage to follow consistently, though the amount of egg whites is alarming.  And I am substituting 2 of the meals with shakes at first since I tend to over eat when adding extra meals throughout the day.

 

Day 1: Casein protein shake/almond milk, egg/egg white veggie bake with cherries on the side, oven roasted chicken breast with 3oz sweet potato and 1.5 cups mixed veggies, Whey protein shake post workout, fish with broccoli and 1/2 cup rice.

 

 

 

I can't even with egg whites. Unless it is a sunny side up egg fried in bacon grease or butter, then I can even. 

 

Do you separate the eggs yourself or buy the cartons of egg whites? 

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