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Here I am, fashionably late. 

 

Goal 1) Strength Training  Right now I'm going to aim for 2x per week. Gym if possible, body weight if not. 

 

Goal 2) Endurance Training  I need to work on my endurance so I'm going to aim for running or other cardio type activity 3x per week.

 

Goal 3) Foods  When I try to be really stringent about food, I do really well for a maximum of 3 days, then I go off the rails again. So I'm just going to focus on a more intuitive eating style. I know what's good and what isn't so for this challenge I'm just going to try to have more good days than bad days. 

 

Goal 4) Positive Thinking  I got a brand new journal the other day. I immediately sat down and wrote a page about horrible everything is. It sort of hit me how self-perpetuating that is. By writing down all the things that are wrong, I'm reinforcing those bad brain patterns. So I'm going to aim to journal 5 times per week and focus on positive things that are happening. I'm still going to allow myself to chronicle the daily ups and downs but I'm not going to get locked into a litany of how stupid my brain is sometimes. 

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hi!

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DO THE JULY THING

YES!

 

Your eye rouge is amazing.   ;)

 

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On 7/4/2017 at 11:09 AM, RisenPhoenix said:

*hugs*

 

I have really been Phoenix hug deficient lately. Thanks.

 

On 7/4/2017 at 11:39 AM, Kishi said:

Intentions noted, 'neesan.

 

Can't wait to see what you do. :)

 

For a change I've actually been doing so far this challenge instead of talking about doing, so there's a positive.

 

On 7/7/2017 at 5:34 PM, karinajean said:

hi!

 

Hi!!

 

22 hours ago, Starpuck said:

DO THE JULY THING

YES!

 

Your eye rouge is amazing.   ;)

 

 

I stopped an elbow with my face. I hit the ground, covered it with my hands and someone asked if I was ok. My response was "No, but I will be in a few minutes." Then I hopped up and snapped a selfie to send to all my friends. Not the worst black eye I've had but it's been a long time. Then I had to get an x-ray on my hand to check the progress of the arthritis. I realized I'm sitting there with orders for a hand x-ray and a busted up face. Had to tell the tech right away that the hand and the eye were unrelated. From the lump that's in there, I anticipate being someone rouged up until fall season ends in November unless I don't play. 

 

13 hours ago, Teirin said:

*cheers*

 

Hi! 

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Days 1 & 2

 

Day 1 had nothing for goals 1 & 2. Food wasn't great, we were road tripping home from KC and I had some unfavorable snacks. I wrote almost 2 pages of positive things when I got home about our trip to KC. We went to the World War I museum which was really interesting although I didn't have enough time there. 

 

Day 2 I ran at rugby practice. Food was ok. No journaling. 

 

Strength 0/2

Running 1/3

Food 1/2 (good days out of total days)

Positive Journaling 1/5 

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I like the approach on goals.     If three days is your usual limit, I'd say you should make sure to come on here on Day 4 and just post.  Going for the Four!     (It also sounds like some slang for something awesome.)    Then you can use that proclamation as a means to really nail it.

 

Oof!  Yeah, when I took the puck to the head, my 68 year old, long haired, Vietnam Vet (wearing his Vet hat) drove me to the ER at midnight.   We were like, "yeaaah this doesn't look bad at all... old Nam Vet, with a girl half his age sporting a noggin' lump.... it's fiiiine".

 

Hahah, the stories that lady athletes have to be ready with!

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"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

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I've been pretty busy at work but I've been doing well with food. I've made it all week with no major stuff ups on food. I even bought some cookies last night and managed to eat A cookie instead of a dozen cookies. Haven't really been able to work on the rest of my goals. 

 

After 4 days I'm at 

 

Strength 0/2

Cardio 1/3

Food 3/4

Positive Journaling 1/5 

 

I've got practice tonight which will make up a cardio day and I'm playing Saturday which will be lots of cardio. I've been working on maintaining positive thoughts even though I've been too brain dead after work to do much journaling. 

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19 hours ago, joedog said:

I've been working on maintaining positive thoughts even though I've been too brain dead after work to do much journaling. 

 

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On 7/13/2017 at 7:03 PM, Raxie said:

Fashionably late on following but HAI!  :]  Sounds like you're making some progress already on the positive thoughts - that's awesome!

 

HI RAXIE!!! Hopefully positive thoughts can become the habit that negative thoughts have always been. 

 

On 7/14/2017 at 11:39 AM, RisenPhoenix said:

 

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I do my best, brother. 

 

On 7/16/2017 at 0:01 AM, Toshimi said:

Even if they don't make it on paper the positive thoughts count! Hope your game today went well

 

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Thanks!! 

 

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Hi friends! I've actually been doing pretty decent on my challenge, just not making time to check in.

 

I ended week 1 at:

 

0/2 strength

3/3 cardio

6/7 food

3/5 journaling

 

Week 2 ended with:

 

0/2 strength

2/3 cardio

4/7 food

1/5 journaling

 

Halfway through the challenge and I feel like I'm doing pretty good. I had a lot of nerves leading up to the rugby tournament this past weekend. Those are gone now and I have a few weeks to just focus on me before we start back up for the fall season. 

 

The tournament was amazeballs. My team is brand new. We hadn't won any games ever as a team. That all changed this weekend. We went 2-2. Lost to the 2 best teams in our league and beat the other 2 teams. Which means we came in as 3rd place. I had 3 brand new rookies out of 9 players. It was amazing to see the pay off for all the hard work this summer and I'm ecstatic to get my first wins as a coach. I also went full viking berserker in one match and got 8-10 tackles in a 14 minute game. 

 

For those of you who aren't facebook friends, here is the best picture ever taken of me

 

 

 

 

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YOU. ARE. UNSTOPPABLE!!!!

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mermaid ninja assassin. on a motorcycle. with swords. and knitting needles. and kittens.

 

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3 hours ago, Kishi said:

NICE. Way to go HAM, as the kids say. You picked up some wins after a lot of hard work; the payoff has got to be sweet. Well done!

 

Amy's new hobby is watching people play video games on YouTube so I actually did refer to myself as going HAM on the Jazz. It was fantastic. Seeing people succeed by applying what I've taught them might be the best thing I've ever felt. 

 

3 hours ago, Raxie said:

That picture is AMAZING!

 

Thanks! The poor gal tackling me had the best look on her face when she realized she was going to have to tackle me. That look of resignation is my favorite thing ever. 

 

1 hour ago, RisenPhoenix said:

Jaaaaaazz hands!

 

Literally. That's the Kansas City Jazz that we're playing. I also have a Jazz hand print on my chest from a really fantastic stiff arm. Still tackled her. 

 

33 minutes ago, karinajean said:

YOU. ARE. UNSTOPPABLE!!!!

 

If I didn't have a brain that let's me down with shitty thinking, I would probably run the world by now. 

 

Also, anyone who wants to send me a facebook friend request, feel free. It's all cats, hippoes and rugby. 

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So much to love here!  Mostly the girl posting!  <3   Ha, I can has sappy! See?

 

Well done on the effort with the challenge.   I find sometimes that my better challenges are the ones I focus more on the doing, than the writing about the doing.  If it's working for you, keep it rolling!

 

Such a great pic!  You inspired me to have my friend come take pics at hockey this past weekend! 

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"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

43 | 44 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 77.5 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

 

 

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On 7/25/2017 at 10:48 AM, Starpuck said:

So much to love here!  Mostly the girl posting!  <3   Ha, I can has sappy! See?

 

Well done on the effort with the challenge.   I find sometimes that my better challenges are the ones I focus more on the doing, than the writing about the doing.  If it's working for you, keep it rolling!

 

Such a great pic!  You inspired me to have my friend come take pics at hockey this past weekend! 

 

I'm always down for sappy friend love! Glad you like the pics! Any time we play in Columbia that fellow comes out and takes pics. Every women's team in the Frontier League has Ralph's pics all over their social media. He does it for free, doesn't watermark the pics and makes us all look fantastic. It's always worth it to get pics of yourself playing. 

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added you on fb, because I think you're swell <3

 

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