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    Galeogirl's Training Journal

    Hello everyone! I have been on a fitness journey for a little over a year now. I have psoriatic arthritis that affects my lower spine and hips. A year ago my doctor told me that if I could lose some weight and/or build some muscle, I could put off hip replacement surgery by a few decades and apparently that was the motivation that I needed to get started. I used to be very fit but got sick and went 16 years before I got a proper diagnosis and some treatment for my chronic pain and fatigue. In 2018, I joined Weight Watchers through work and lost 50 lbs. just by tuning up my diet, but I still have 20-30 lbs. to go and muscle to build, so now I need to increase my activity beyond yoga, walking, and swimming. Today I did Day 1 of The Foundation and got in my 10,000 steps according to my Fitbit. I'm taking on the 30 Days of Fitness Challenge, the 30-Day Walkabout Challenge, and the First Thing Water Challenge to keep myself motivated.

    #2
    Hello and Welcome to the Hive Have fun on your way to your first badge - they are addictive

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      #3
      Welcome! I'm also training in part to stay ahead of chronic illness, just had surgery two weeks ago. Good luck!

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        #4
        Completed Day 2 of The Foundation, The Daily Dare (with extra credit), completed all three challenges that I took on, and contributed 250 meters to help the lovelorn penguins. I'm 1,000 steps away from my daily 10,000, but I still have a few things to do around the house and one more walk with the dog before bed, so I'm pretty sure I'll hit it. Thank you _unmother and TheLibrarian for saying hello.

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          #5
          I may or may not have spent 10+ minutes trying to figure out who the lovelorn penguins were.
          Also, you're doing amazing! Three challenges, 10,000 steps, Daily Dare, 250 jumping jacks AND a program? Dang girl!

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            #6
            I do better with games and challenges, so I think this site is going to work well for me.

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              #7
              galeogirl Welcome to the Hive! Looking awesome keep up the great work! I look forward to the rest of your journey

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                #8
                Day 3 of this madness. 200m for the penguins, 12,000 steps and it's still early, Daily Dare (no extra credit today, two sets of 20 with a 30 sec break between), Day 3 of The Foundation, and all three challenges met.

                Hello, BlackButler, and thank you!

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                  #9
                  galeogirl Hello! Welcome to the Hive!!

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                    #10
                    Day 4: 100 punches for penguin love, 11,000 steps so far, Day 4 of The Foundation, met all three challenges. Today is an autoimmune flare day and I took it slow in my workout because I'm in a lot of pain; it's time to rest and hydrate now.

                    Hello, Hbomb3383!

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                      #11
                      That's a great motivation for getting fit. Keep going!

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                        #12
                        Day 5: +205 for the penguins, met all three challenges. Daily Dare with Extra Credit, 8,746 of my 10k steps so far and it's only early afternoon so I'll get there, Day 5 of The Foundation, and did today's workout (The Stakeout) because I wasn't done moving yet. Still having an autoimmune flare but moving felt good today, now it's time to rest and rehydrate.

                        Thanks for the encouragement, dbViper!

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                          #13
                          Day 6: Another light day because I'm not feeling well. Over 10k steps, Day 6 of The Foundation, met all three challenges.

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                            #14
                            Day 7: Had to take a rest day today. Got in my 10k steps, met my three challenges, and did an hour of back care yoga instead of today's Foundation workout. Feeling better after the yoga practice, hoping to be back on track tomorrow.

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                              #15
                              Day 8: Only 8k steps so far today, might not hit my 10k daily goal. Day 7 of The Foundation, met all three challenges.

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