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  2. Mindrah

    Climbing Back on the Bandwagon

    So, last time I was clinging to the bandwagon and I totally fell off! I guess I need to be more careful where I put my feet! I guess this is a classic tale of 'life happens' but that doesn't make it the end of anything even if I do get to begin again. I am also aware that I am late to the party (challenge) but I figured, why not? There is only a little over two weeks of this challenge to go so I am going to focus on just two areas, nutrition and exercise. Because I don't want to just rush into doing everything and set myself up for failure again, my plan is to work on one new thing every week, starting with nutrition. The goals translate to something like: Nutrition: 1) Kick start my return to Keto by fasting for two days. (Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th of November) 2) Eat Keto everyday for 2 weeks.(Starting from November 18th) 3) Create a meal plan for each week. 4) Drink 2 liters of water everyday 4) Log my food in The Nutrition and Weight Management Sidekick Journal Exercise: 1) Exercise 6/7 days (Week 2 Starting 25th November) 2) Create an exercise plan for the week. I am also going to commit to 'checking in' everyday to help keep myself on track. So, until tomorrow!
  3. WhiteGhost

    Wait, This is a Fitness Site, Isn't It? Tanktimus Gets Back to Work

    That chicken cooked in the bacon grease sounds delicious. I think I am going to try replicating that one in the near future. Re workouts: it seems like this has been a struggle for a while. When I first joined you were pretty consistent but for the last year or so it seems you have been struggling with the fitness part. I have gone through these cycles countless times and there were two things that have helped me more than anything else. First is finding some movement that excites me. I used to try and do what I thought would be the most efficient or easy to plan but at the end of the day I didn't enjoy them so when the days came that the motivation wasn't there, I was all too eager to come up with excuses not to work out. Once I discovered something that I really enjoy doing, I look for excuses to workout rather than the opposite. I don't know what exercises excite you, but it something this think about. The second big factor was finding someone to work out with. I don't mind working out by myself, but knowing someone is going to ask "hey, where were you yesterday" makes it a lot harder to skip. Having that accountability here has helped a lot, but there is nothing like the energy and motivation boost that comes from having a workout partner. Finding that person is not a simple measure, but again something you can consider and think about how to find that accountability bonus.
  4. Keifer

    Keifer's Daily Battles

    KB Ladders 3 Rungs (1,2,3,4=10) 24 kg DB KB Clean/Press 24 kg DB KB Squats 24 kg DB KB Rows Schedule is horrible this week. So it looks like a easy week to save time.
  5. GoodDoug

    Harriet Presses the Advantage

    Good for you. Everyone has different requirements and no one should be made to feel bad about their choices.
  6. GoodDoug

    Wait, This is a Fitness Site, Isn't It? Tanktimus Gets Back to Work

    I'll pile on with everyone else and say that it sounds like you needed a break. Now rather than say, "I need to work out today!" you can ask, "Is break time over?"
  7. Thanks. Unfortunately back at the dentist today. Screwed up cardio again. Tooth is getting better. Fit in an arm workout so not total washout.
  8. GoodDoug

    GoodDoug Does ALL THE THINGS

    Ode to the Foam Roller Oh foam roller, you exasperate me to no end... But your ability to make me moan loudly is why we are such fast friends. Calves scream - hamstrings pop Quads cry out... pleasure or pain? They know not. My glutes are your playground, taking on my knots In you I believe I have found Something better than cortisone shots
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  10. Mortimer

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Yep I did. I have a sweet tooth and all that. And I always get hungry after climbing. Technically I did already have lunch but...well >.< Dinner: 200g fish 200g bok choi 90g pork from pork ribs 100g fish roe 3 preserved quail eggs 1 cup of yam Also for some weird reason my fitbit doesn't track my climbs as exercise. And I figured out why my back and shoulders currently ache. I thought it was due to pull up attempts with resistance bands. Nope, it's all that climbing doms! I only felt my forearms but not my shoulders during the climb.
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  12. Kad

    Hello NF Community!

    Heya! That's some solid advice, thanks. I will certainly start a food journal so I can see what is going on. I never counted protein either so if it turns out that is low - i guess I can start making sandwiches of bacon in between two grilled chicken breasts xD Downloaded a calorie counter app now ... OK I need to eat more ... 2.9k calories a day so it says. Hmm go figure haha.
  13. solidify

    Stepping Up for the First Challenge

    welcome. “Change is the essential process of all existence.” – Spock, Star Trek
  14. Kishi


    Ah, but Padre, do you not see? This is apparently my life. Nothing is ever easy.
  15. I hear you on cramming this week. I'm going to have to catch up the next three days on my cardio. Second dentist visit today set me back again.
  16. solidify

    A New Capmaign Has Started

    welcome to the challenge.
  17. Defining

    IF and Body Weight Workouts

    I hear ya. My numbers look more like 150g/day within 1,500kcal or so (for fat loss anyway), so it could be worse. That's why I moved back into some animal proteins after being vegan: I just couldn't hit the protein numbers I wanted to for my goals. I'll also mention that you don't actually NEED to have that much. I think it's a good compromise number, and higher protein helps to spare muscle when losing fat, but that doesn't mean that you should make yourself miserable trying to hit some arbitrary number an internet stranger suggested. Figure out what works best for you, and your own preferences. The 'minimum' I'd probably aim for if intending fat loss would be ~160-180g/day, and the sky's the limit after that. That being said, unflavoured/unsweetened whey/casein (or vanilla, if you prefer) with some frozen blueberries is also one of my favourite 'meal replacements', so if you're still eating eggs & dairy, it's not TOO challenging. I also like using steamed carrot (or butternut squash) with some pumpkin pie spice blended in the whey, if you want to add veg instead of fruit.
  18. fitnessgurl

    MarieDane /mom of two small ones /post concussion

    Thanks & you're welcome.
  19. Tanktimus the Encourager


    I'm gonna cone right out and say it. You deserve better than the way you are being treated. It shouldn't be this hard this early.
  20. Terra

    Terra pulls it together!

    Four classes of self defense with high school kids! I'm so tired, my feet hurt and my hips tighten up every time I sit for a few minutes. BUT it was so much fun! I got to hang out and work with the girls. I had a couple who really bloomed in the hour they spent with us and that was amazingly rewarding!! Now for a couple hours at work and then an epsom salt bath!!!
  21. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty sixth challenge!

    Hey all. sounds like the flat is mine.....
  22. aramis

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Did you at least enjoyed those? I would...
  23. aramis

    TGP voyages to the Edge of the Map!

    Yes, feeling tired/exhausted after good workout or some good physical work is great. And the best part is when you don't have a strength for it, but you grin anyway
  24. Harriet

    Harriet Presses the Advantage

    So I'm back to writing. This morning I felt a bit uninspired, and certain that my story was bad and not worth finishing and that I wouldn't be able to focus on it anyway. Silly thoughts. The important thing is to show up and practice, so I told myself I would go and write badly for 1:45 if that's all I could do. So I did it. I went to the cafe and stayed for the time, working on my story and some other things. I felt satisfied afterwards. I've been making healthy cooking plans, but now I'm thinking they were too ambitious. I was going to go to the excellent local butcher once a week to get some things (they source from local, sustainable, humane farms, which is awesome) and cook something different every day, making sure Mr Harriet gets about half vegetarian, half chicken/pork/fish dinners while I have those plus beef once per week. I was going to learn to cook fish and seafood, and try some liverwurst as an introduction to highly nutritions but strong tasting organ meats. I was going to cook lunches and breakfasts that aren't based on grains. But the awesome butcher is in the opposite direction from the food market. And there is an adequate butcher near the market. And cooking something different each night will be difficult with taekwondo. And gosh I would like something easier for lunches and that salad place was terribly convenient. And I am tired. And last week Mr Harriet was telling me about a vegan he met at a party who gets adequate protein, and asking whether I really need to eat red meat. But this week he asked for chicken for lunches. I feel a bit touchy about the subject of meat because I eat considerably less than the average German or American, even though it makes me feel energised and good, and I am very sparing about beef in particular. It's my favourite, but it's also the least sustainable. Vegetarianism may well be perfectly healthy when it is reasonably well planned, though I am not sure the same is true of veganism. But it's ME doing the planning, not Mr Harriet. He's never read a single article about nutrition, while I've read many books with differing views and though long and hard about who to trust. And he and the vegan he met at the party evidently don't suffer from fatigue or depression, and they aren't women, so maybe they don't have the same nutritional requirements as me. Iron, anyone? Anyway. I'm keeping my damned beef. My small amount of expensive, grass fed, local once-a-week beef. IT'S MINE.
  25. aramis

    aramis becomes Bob the Builder

    We have entry level formulas in our OCRs, but I never play on "easy". I want to try myself in classic/normal/standard etc formula. We'll see how it will go. BTW, I'm eyeing two runs in April and one in May - last one is right outside my doorstep (10 mi or so), and another two a bit further (like 70 and 130 mi). The thing is - the further ones are from series I was hyped for from the beginning, and the close one is something else. On the other hand, the close one won "Best OCR" in 2017 and 2018, so it's not some scam.
  26. theRanDMC

    IF and Body Weight Workouts

    Ugh 200g of protien is so much, especially considering I'm on a vegetarian diet. Lots of shakes in my future.
  27. Defining

    IF and Body Weight Workouts

    Yup. KISS With a caveat: BCAA supplementation shouldn't be necessary as long as you are consuming SUFFICIENT PROTEIN. This study suggests that would be a minimum of 1.2g/kg/day, but other sources suggest that even more could be beneficial. An 'easy' number to work with would be 0.6-1g/lb of bodyweight, or maybe 200g of protein/day for yourself? If you want to lose fat (and not lose much muscle), it will also be important to keep your protein up in a caloric deficit. Losing fat is ultimately a matter of balancing your intake & hormones to burn more energy than you eat! Don't forget to get a good night's sleep, drink some water, eat your veggies, and spend some time outside on a regular basis. Go slow, have fun, and welcome to the forum!
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