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  2. snowkc

    Snowkc Seeks Stability

    No apologies necessary! I understand exhaustion! And I'm asking for free advice! Take care of you!
  3. J3NN

    J3nn's Noomalicious

    Week 1, Day 1 Level Up Noom reading - done Noom reporting - I'm going to practice more mindful eating but tuning into not just what I'm eating (tracking) but why I'm eating. Noom challenge - n/a Superhero Now Article idea - Something about fashion in spandex Nutrition Track food - budget 742 over (not counting 3 jelly beans, 3 cadbury's chocolate eggs, 1 lindor truffle and whatever else I may get now) Fitness Daily step goal - 3484 (so far) Move every day -strength training set - done (counter push-ups) Park further - was feeling sick, so I didn't do this
  4. Sloth the Enduring

    [Sloth] C'Mon Let Me Ride

    I don't exactly remember what I said I'd do beside ride my bike. Whatever it was, I probably didn't do it. 4/20/19 Saturday - I took the kids to circus practice. Their big show is this week. I rode my bike wearing lycra, I think for 25 miles. I'd call that the M.E.D. Saturday night was nerd night. We're playing an x-files-style RPG My character died. My teammates aren't very aggressive and I overcompensate despite being the designated healer. I was revived at the hospital, I think because the DM didn't want me to re-roll a character. My friends decided to celebrate 4/20 which I hadn't done since my teen years. I spent most of the evening napping. 4/21/9 Easter Sunday - we did not go to church, but I could tell Mrs. Sloth still wanted to have a family day so no fitnessing was done. We went to the local park with the seafood cafe and ate outside, went to the zoo to see the farm animals, and came home and grilled out. It was a perfect day both family-wise and weather-wise (I finally wore shorts). 4/22/19 Monday - This is the third day running that we've been shorthanded and haven't had a substitute teacher show up. Once again I lost my prep hour to cover another sixth grade class. Also, since we don't have a math teacher, I'm going to be giving the Standardized tests next week. Besides being a big, stressful hassle, I'm going to lose a week of teaching science. Anyway, I'm just griping, don't listen to me. We have started the microscopes unit which is just about the favorite thing that I do. It was raining here so I didn't ride. Another bike video, language NSFW
  5. Grandkai_NL

    Akura's Champion Trial

    Maybe reading in the morning after waking up or before going to bed is also a nice moment? Well thats something thats helped me read a bunch of books.
  6. Grumble

    Snowkc Seeks Stability

    No, my brain said periodization, but my fingers typed rpe. I may need to go to bed early. I will go to sleep and try to bring better advice when I'm not exhausted and busy. My apologies @snowkc.
  7. Deckard Gainz

    NF Art Gallery

    In honor of last night's episode, here's some art nouveau style fan art I made a little while back.
  8. Maigs

    Maigs Chases the Wagon

    Monday Much better day food-wise. I had my normal breakfast, an unnecessary but reasonable granola bar in the morning and leftover stir fry for lunch. I was feeling munchie in the afternoon but there was nothing to munch on. At the very end of the workday someone pointed out that there was still individual ice cream cups on the freezer and I was tempted, but when I asked myself if I really wanted one I decided I didn't. Right after work I made it to kickboxing and had a great workout. Then I headed home and made dinner and managed to eat a reasonable amount despite it being delicious I've been trying to decide if I want to get back into tracking calories. On the one hand, historically if I'm not tracking it's because I'm way off the wagon. On the other hand, trying to track hasn't been working and it feels futile to keep trying. I may try tracking for a week or so just to get reacquainted with normal levels of eating. Today was right about 1500 calories
  9. DAY 2 Exercise Bike 7 min. at tension #3 16 min. at tension #4 22 min. at tension #5 Break-Fast 4 egg whites 10 oz ham 4 oz cream of wheat 23 g fish oil Strength Training natural leg extensions 4x10 paused box squats 4x16 romanian deadlifts 4x12 standing barbell calf raises 5x30 <---- This was supposed to be 5x75, but my calves were on fire by 30 reps. I'll have to build up to it. weighted walking lunges 3x24 Lunch 10 oz chicken breast 1 cup mixed vegetables (brocolli, cauliflower, carrots, brussel sprouts, bell peppers, onion) 9.5 oz potatoes a banana a mandarin orange Dinner Breads, peanut butter, fruits, and chocolates. I didn't bother writing any of it down. There was no meat or veggies involved. This meal was off-plan, and a mess of just grabbing whatever I felt like eating. Not a wise choice. I'll do better tomorrow. Bedtime 30 grams protein powder
  10. I'm using the Calm app. I like the background sounds they offer and the timed meditation feature. Today I was able to complete my journal, didn't eat fast food, did a NF body weight workout, and meditated for 5 minutes.
  11. J3NN

    J3nn's Noomalicious

    The plague has taken over my house, at least one, if not two of us have been sick for an entire month now and we're kicking off a remodel (new flooring in our living spaces excluding the bedrooms) so I'm going to take it easy this time and just try to maintain status quo. Goals Level Up Do my Noom reading every day When Noom calls for me to report to my group, I'm going to report here instead, I find this group more engaged and supportive. Any challenges that Noom puts forth for me Superhero Now We're watching the Tick (the new version) and there was this little 2 second shot of one of the villains laying on a bed reading a magazine. The magazine was Superhero Now. That 2 seconds inspired me to want to write that magazine as a blog. Fitness workouts for Superhero's, nutrition tips, skills, bios, stories galore. It's a totally ridiculous idea, but it made me so happy thinking about it. I want to figure out how to make this a part of my next challenge, so I'm going to take this challenge to brainstorm it. Nutrition Track my food - all of it (I struggle with their 1200 calorie limit, but if I track I find I still come in under 1800 on average so that's still a calorie deficit) Fitness Daily step goal - last time was min 2,000 but I did an average of just over 4000, so I want to step it up, but with the illness and remodel, I'm not going to. I'm just going to keep tracking and be ready to step it up next time. Move every day - either gym/workout, or a set of strength training exercises... trying to work up to 3 sets of 10 daily. Park further so I get more steps in So, that's it for this time. Writing it down, it still seems like a lot, so I'm going to say, that my goal is to reach these goals for 80% of the challenge so I can give myself some breathing room. Starting today!
  12. Chaos22

    CombustibleLemon builds healthy habits

    Nice beginning challenge. Good luck!
  13. Chaos22

    Chaos22 Back in the Race

    Completed my scheduled workout, today was abs and towards the end it was difficult. Tomorrow is going to be my 5k benchmark and some Tai Chi after. I need to catch up on my reading plan since family time this weekend put me behind.
  14. Hi everyone! I'm a 37 year old mom of two. I'm at my heaviest weight to date (260 lbs) and have been on a diet roller coaster since I had my first child at age 18. Well, probably before that if I'm honest. I have lost 60 + lbs twice before, but I haven't made lasting change. I love lifting weights and I started with starting strength, but after a car wreck, a foot injury, and gaining weight back I let my gym membership go and continued to gain. It's been a couple of years since I was eating well and exercising, and I can feel it. My back hurts (partially from the wreck, partially from the weight) and I am really out of shape. I now have a pf membership and am going to have to learn to use machines more than free weights. I'm just trying to find some motivation to get going in the right direction again. I'd like to be a healthy weight and be living a more active life by the time I'm 40, which is a little over 2 and a half years away. I know that I tend to lose motivation after a while, so I'm trying to find a way to stay focused long term.
  15. Looks like a great challenge. Good luck!
  16. fleaball

    Flea’s Super Secret Mystery Challenge!

    Monday wins this round of our never ending battle. - didn’t fall asleep until after 6am. Woke up after an hour and a half, then took two hours to get back to sleep. Woke up several hours later but literally didn’t get out of bed til 6:45 pm so my day was fucked. - Lyft randomly decided to rerun my background check and I can't drive until it’s done. Could take up to two weeks. - my stomach has been trying to forcefully eject itself from my body. - despite sleeping all day I just want to sleep now. It’s 10:15. Ugh.
  17. Sloth the Enduring

    [Sloth] C'Mon Let Me Ride

    I guess if your drinking Everclear what you're going for is temporary blindness, not permanent. That makes sense. Cheap vodka is less expensive than cleaning fluids, it might not taste as good though. This is one of my favorite gifs.
  18. Update for Apr. 22 Workout: I got back to it with squats, bench press, and rows. Eat Right: I also got back to a healthy diet and stayed at a reasonable number of calories. No Fast Food: I didn't have any today. Daily Cleanup: I did another pickup of toys in the kitchen and books in the living while my wife was doing bedtime tonight.
  19. Maigs

    Maigs Chases the Wagon

    I do want to get back into biking, but I'm afraid of overloading myself and burning out. I'm loving the kickboxing and so far not hating the running. I want to get back into lifting too but realistically I can only do so much
  20. Day 1 - Did most of the things So, despite the fact I stayed up way too late, I did most of the things. Did my Yoga in the morning, and tracked my food. Did not really eat very healthy, but that's an ongoing thing. Watched the first two episodes of the Russian Doll on Netflix, and it's kind of bizarre. Interesting though. Really tired now, so off to bed. Exercise Points 13/90 Food Points: 11/100
  21. SkyGirl

    Lightbearer: Present

    HAI GUYS So as I briefly alluded to in my intro, I have just finished being sick with a terrible cold for a full week, and I spent this weekend resting and recovering and mostly crocheting, and not looking at computers. Today I am feeling EVER so much better and I'm ready to tackle this challenge!! *has a sudden recollection that Amy is also Nebula and Endgame is happening in four days* *bites lip in obvious pain and moves on* The theme of this month, as I kind of sketched out in my intro, is to be more present. I finally admitted to myself that, in the evenings and on weekends, I do a lot of hiding from myself. I scroll through social media or put the TV on because the loneliness and homesickness is scary and I'd rather pretend it wasn't there. I don't have any specific goals lined up with this desire, but I'm trying to implement it daily - even in things as small as stopping to really look around my house. So much of my time is spent staring at a screen, but I want to see the spaces. See where I can put a new picture, notice my traffic patterns and where a new piece of furniture would be helpful, create more comfortable spaces for myself and others to settle into. Life doesn't happen behind a screen. Life happens where I am now. That extends to my community, too - this past weekend, I was delighted to run into two people whom I know, one at the library and one at the grocery store. Even though I was still sick and looked like absolute death, my heart rejoiced that I've spent enough time here that people recognize me and stop to ask how I am and what I need. (The topic of how many people have mailed me gifts, given me rides, checked on me, and sent kind words since I moved is enough for an entire essay on its own ... they're piling up so quickly that I'm not sure how I'll ever repay them all, but maybe that's the point??) This month I'm not going to do counting-based goals ("exercise 3 times a week"), so I guess this is more of a battle log; but I have some things I would like to say I have accomplished by the end of the month: Finish my friend's baby afghan. It's been many a year since I had the discipline to finish an entire afghan, but I'm determined to finish this one. One of my dear friends from college is having a rainbow baby (baby after miscarriage) and it's very important to me that I finish her gift. I'm more than halfway done and I'm enjoying it, so I don't think finishing it will be a problem, but I've definitely been known to poop out right at the end. Ergo, this is a goal. Hold me accountable. Buy yarn for, and start, Tank Girl's afghan. Gosh darn it, the Princess of the Rebellion needs an afghan. I will have purchased her yarn and completed at least 1 unit of her afghan (unit = granny square or granny hexagon, haven't decided which yet) by the end of this challenge. Complete updated budget. This whole biweekly pay stuff is really throwing me for a loop - I'm trying hard to pay my bills on time, put money in savings, and have some left over to save for things like a piano and more furniture; but I'm so used to a monthly schedule that I'm really struggling to know how much to put in each category when I get paid. I found some worksheets this weekend, and I want to have created a biweekly budget and run it through at least one pay cycle by the end of the month. Write an article. I mentioned last month that I did my first Lenten fast this year, and it was a truly profound experience that I want to reflect on. I don't know that I'll try to get it published or anything, but it's important to me that I write something cohesive about it before it fades, so I will have that at least drafted by the end of the month. I know those aren't fitness goals. I'm in a downswing right now where nothing really sounds good except walking (and actually, I thought about going to the gym this weekend, but due to being uncertain on my budget I wasn't sure whether I should spend the money). But coincidentally, this month we're having a nationwide walking competition at work, not only among our different teams here, but also between all of the different centers around the country; so I am highly motivated to walk a lot and propel my team to - well, probably not victory, but at least a darn good showing. (Yoga will happen too. I don't know when, but it will. And some kettlebells, maybe some martial arts now that it stays light through the entire club meeting time. Movement will move. Rangers gonna ranger.) OKAY GUYS LET'S DO THIS I AM PUMPED
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  23. BlackCatMagic

    Rip The Start - Remix

    Day 1: Shoulders / chest / triceps workout today 9,400+ steps 100 oz water Ugh, so tired. Off to bed.
  24. Rookie

    Rookie Goes Potatoes!

    @squeakyvalkyrie Hmm and those are just painted then sewn on? I probably wouldn't of known unless you told me. Maybe I'll try that route lol seems easier, faster and more cost effective than the embroidery route
  25. Maigs

    Xena plays the Long Game

    That sounds really good. I'm not huge on cheese so plain quesadillas aren't as amazing as filled ones are Nice work finishing your sushi list!
  26. BlackCatMagic

    Fitbit Challenge anyone...?

    I sent out a rematch invite. Starts tomorrow.
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