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Life story;

 

 


I am consistently inconsistent at keeping my goals going long-term. I get bored, or get too distracted by my long term goals that I don't see the tiny improvements I am making towards them and lose hope. Rinse and repeat. I have made great progress since I joined the rebellion but it's hard to see when I look in the mirror and I'm not shredded and able to run marathons. It doesn't work like that XD Given the events of the first half of this year I am doing great. Winter is coming now so I need to prepare for the S.A.D cold months, and having solid self-care and exercise habits in place is the best way for me to cope with the lack of vitamin D.

 

I've been unable to exercise properly due to my healing broken ankle, and I've been on holidays for the last two weeks so any exercise I've done is incidental. Also there's a restaurant serving gelato in the park we are staying in. Ugh. XD

 

I'm planning to address my exercise levels this challenge, as well as getting my food intake under control and getting enough sleep so I'm not sleep-depeived; a sure fire way to get hit with the S.A.Ds. 

 

As always most of my long-term goals are aimed towards my stalled roller derby career. I need to get back on track after my ankle break and rehab.

 

I'm also tired of my job and am working on building a side hustle / portfolio for a new job, so when my partner finds a new job I can chuck mine in and do something I love without rocking the financial boat.

 

Long-Term Goals;

Be cleared for contact (early june)

Re-pass minimum skills (late june)

Skate a whole training session (july/aug)

Play a full roller derby bout (august)

Build a productive side-hustle (ongoing)

 
 

 

CURRENT GOALS

 

1. Get out of bed when your body wakes up.

When I'm on work time I generally need to be out of bed by 6am to have enough time to cruise through my morning routine, but I've often woken up earlier then my alarm and tried to sleep more and made myself feel worse when I do finally get up. I'm going to make a point of hauling ass out of bed when I wake up if it's within a few hours or so of my alarm going off. 

 

2. No screens in the morning before work.

This is well-known to be counter-productive. I try to lose myself in social media or pinterest to avoid thinking/getting anxious about going to work and then I feel like shit physically and mentally. I can do anything else with this time; read, write, draw, crochet, exercise, etc... I'm constantly feeling guilty for not spending time on any of my many hobbies and the morning time is supposed to be great for productivity. As a well-known night owl, we shall see.

 

3. Track food; Stay within +-500cals of 2000calorie target and aim for 100g of protein. 

I've neglected my food tracking because I was stuck on the couch for 3 months and feeling sorry for myself. And the last two weeks I've been on holidays; no one needs that sort of stress on holidays.

 

For those interested in how I decided on 2000cals;

 

 


My TDEE is between 2300-2600 depending on how busy it is at work, so 2000ish is a good baseline for me to hopefully shed a bit of the excess fat I've gained whole couch-bound - as long as I feeding myself a properly balanced diet of protein, fat and carbs. The protein baseline is so I focus on that because when I do the rest of my intake falls into line. The 2000cal limit doesn't take into account my derby training or gym sessions, so I've given myself a 500cal leniency to work with if I need to eat more on high-work days. Preferably I don't want to drop to 1500cals because thats my

BMR and if I've only eaten that in a day I need to eat more. Not eating enough is one part of my exhaustion problem while at work and I need to deal with it. 
 

 

 

4. Burpees in the morning.

I have not historically loved burpees. But they work literally everything. And if I can get through burpees before doing anything else I can tackle anything else that the day throws me. Thats the plan. And I need to work on cardio and strength for derby. I still have my gym membership so I still plan to use it, but I need a baseline of exercise to focus on.

 

I am late to this one but better that then not starting at all. I plan on starting this on Tuesday the 6th because I won't be home until then. 

 

*hi fives self* Go team!

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Roller derby huh! Sounds fun.

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Ugh, burpees. That sounds miserable, but you're awesome for subjecting yourself to that. 

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11 hours ago, cn3wton said:

Roller derby huh! Sounds fun.

 

Soo much fun :) terrifying, difficult, but fun.

 

10 hours ago, fleaball said:

Ugh, burpees. That sounds miserable, but you're awesome for subjecting yourself to that. 

 

Its probably gonna suck, but doing 2 burpees a day even is more then I am doing. XD thats my thinking. 

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Sounds like solid goals!  Personally, I have intentionally never looked up what it means to do a burpee.  I can't do them if I don't know what they are.  ;-)

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9 hours ago, Hoosiercheetah said:

Sounds like solid goals!  Personally, I have intentionally never looked up what it means to do a burpee.  I can't do them if I don't know what they are.  ;-)

 

Bahahaah yes. Blissful ignorance. xD

 

The first few days have gone well. I haven't really stopped to relax since coming back from holidays, but having a little routine to follow is helping. Back to work for 8 hours Tuesday, and also went to the movies in the evening (Wonder woman. T'was good.) For a fundraiser I helped organise for the derby league. And we ran out of gas at home (until friday - whoops!) so I had to go food shopping for things I didn't need the oven to eat for the next two days. and figure out how to shower and not die of frostbite. I'm not game to try a bonus cold shower challenge at the start of winter. 

 

2/2 days of not staring at my phone before going to work. 

Tuesday I planned my day and worked out when I could get some of the little tasks I had to get done.

Wednesday I woke up earlier then my alarm (5:30am) and didn't die. I was surprised. It's dark until 7am now xD

 

2/2 days of doing burpees in the morning.

Tuesday - did (fairly slow) burpees for 2 minutes while waiting for my porridge to cook. 

Wednesday - Since I woke up early (and I didn't die) I figured I needed to shower somehow so I went to the gym. Did some rowing, squats, pull-ups, chin-ups, and burpees. Legs hurt now. 

 

2/2 days of getting up within a few minutes of waking up

Tuesday - woke up a few minutes before the alarm.

Wednesday - Got up 20 minutes before the alarm. Just after 5:30 - AND I DIDN'T DIE

 

It's cold and dark before 6am. I'm trying to remember to go to bed in clothes that will keep me warm when I have to crawl out of bed in the morning to make it less horrible. I've had to remind myself a few times that I will only feel worse if I roll over and go back to sleep. It's haaaaard. 

 

and 2/2 days of staying within calorie target with bonus protein goal hit too.

Tuesday - 2252 cal, 109g protein

Wednesday - 2215 cal, 99g protein

 

The first few days success have been because (not surprisingly) I have been eating roughly the same thing every day. Porridge and yoghurt, beans cheese and eggs on toast, roast chicken and salad bread roll sandwich. There was a protein smoothie in there somewhere too. I haven't had a chance to meal prep this week but I'm planning it for Sunday for week 2's success. 

 

 

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Good work, keep it up!

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Thursday;

Slept in a bit later but still before the alarm. Got up. 

Kept wanting to check my phone mindlessly while I was eating. Didn't.

Did 2 minutes of burpees - while waiting for porridge to cook. I'm not dreading the 2 minutes quite as much... But I'm also not leaping out of bed to do them xD

Kept to within my calorie range. Still eating much the same stuff as the last few days and so far I'm not feeling as exhausted as I generally am by this time in the work week. 

 

Also, excitingly, I got to tick two of my longish-term goals off at training! Be cleared for full contact training and skate a whole training session.

I got a medical clearance to return to full contact derby

and made it through an entire 2.5hour training session with bonus strength training; without needing to step away for any of the drills or modify any of the exercises. This is a baby step on my way back to my ultimate derby mastery that I had to set after I broke my ankle.  Not only did I skate the whole session but I also got to skate with my teammates for the first time this year. Which I was a little bit terrified about, because they've all practiced together the last 5 months and they're improvements are huuuuge and I feel so behind with my pack and blocking skills and strategy. I felt a little bit like jello but I held as well as I could and didn't make a complete fool of myself. I also did a few neat-o hits in a rolling pace line, got a high five and a compliment on my skating form from the coach (who hates everyone) And did 26 laps in 5 minutes after being away for 2 weeks. 

 

 

Today;

Hnnnng; getting up was hard. It was cold. 

Didn't stare at my phone. Ate my porridge instead. xD

Burpees this morning were quite slow-moving. You might even say they resembled sun-salutations... >.> 

Kept to within my calorie limit. 2295 calories. only 88g of protein but that's still not a terrible thing. 

 

Work was hard. Everything was 10x more complicated then it should have been and my boss was in a bad mood. Not very motivating. >.<

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Stonie

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Good job getting back into your sport!  I know recovering from injury is tough.  I broke a bone in my foot that kept me out of running for a while, and getting back in was a much slower process than I wanted it to be.  Have patience and keep the faith, you'll get there!

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