Fasting Assassin

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    Program
    Zero Hero 5/30

    Challenges
    30 Days of Fitness 7/30
    Meditation 4/30
    30 Day Walkabout 23/30 - /13500

    30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 2 - 30m
    Today was not a total loss. I did this and really enjoyed it, though I was a little weak for it. Spent the rest of the day lounging. Was way too tired for anything, so I read some things and planned out next steps.

    At the very least, I still did 15m of consecutive exercise, even if nothing else. Also meditated. I always feel better after that.

    DorothyMH I looked it up after you mentioned it. I suppose I have to keep that in mind, though I’ve been trying with my fitness for a good-awful long time. Sometimes it feels like I’ll never get there.


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      If you abandon a challenge, you only do it to concentrate better on the others, it is not a defeat, it is a more efficient reorganization of the forces

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        Originally posted by Fremen View Post
        If you abandon a challenge, you only do it to concentrate better on the others, it is not a defeat, it is a more efficient reorganization of the forces
        Ah, Fremen you are always good for an uplifting pat on the shoulder; we can count on that

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          Maybe focus on 1 thing: changing eating habits and growing fitness can be each others opposite. Maybe first focus your fitness, so you have enough energy to build, and then switch focus to the food. It's also easier to focus on 1 thing at a time, so you get more satisfaction out of it, because you reach your goals faster.

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            Program
            Zero Hero 5/30

            Challenges
            30 Days of Fitness 8/30
            Meditation 5/30

            30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 3 - 20m

            Lots of deep cleaning today!

            Fremen I love that way of looking at it. Thank you! It makes me feel a lot better.
            NancyTree Yes, that's essentially what I've chosen; focusing on one thing. Since my weight-loss is my priority, I will be focusing first on food. I've also noticed that I seem to reach my "too much" limit very quickly. I am not sure why. I used to be able to do a lot more, though that did cause my sciatica injury in my late teens. Perhaps it is simply my age. In any case, I have finally learned to take it slower than I think I should.

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              Challenges
              30 Days of Fitness 9/30
              Meditation 6/30

              30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 4 - 20m
              today was all about the back and I didn’t even know I needed it. Wonderful practice.
              rest of the day was quite lazy as none of us got very good sleep last night, baby in particular. We were all a bit grumpy, I’m afraid, but nothing lazy food and TNG on the couch couldn’t help.

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                Originally posted by Sasstronaut View Post
                30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 4 - 20m
                today was all about the back and I didn’t even know I needed it. Wonderful practice.
                I have that a lot with YwA: Either she does things everybody always needs, or she is a psychic.

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                  Originally posted by Sasstronaut View Post
                  ... but nothing lazy food and TNG on the couch couldn’t help.

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                    Originally posted by HellYeah View Post
                    I have that a lot with YwA: Either she does things everybody always needs, or she is a psychic.
                    Second this👏🏼🥳

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                      Challenges
                      30 Days of Fitness 10/30
                      Meditation 7/30

                      30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 5 - 16m
                      Every day I enjoy coming onto the mat with her. So glad I found her. Just another perk I've got from Darebee.

                      oneironaut my toddler is really getting into it. If we sit in the living room together and don't watch it, she'll point to the TV and say, "uh oh!"

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                        Challenges
                        30 Days of Fitness 11/30
                        Meditation 8/30

                        Programs
                        30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 6 Abs - 16m
                        My abs are the weakest of ever. This was pretty tough for me.

                        Get Strong! Week 1 Day 1
                        Circuit of the following exercises repeated 4 times.
                        1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
                        2. Single-leg squat x5
                        3. Knee pushups x5
                        4. Hip thrust x10
                        5. Walkout from knees x5
                        Even having my legs to support when needed, these pull-ups are tough! I'm pretty good at regular squats, but these ones challenge the hell out of my balance.

                        This is an 8-week bodyweight strength program, which progression every 2 weeks. I have 2 goals for it:
                        1. 10 full on, not-on-my-knees pushups
                        2. 1 regular pull-up

                        SO... as far as my fitness goes, that last comment by NancyTree really got me thinking... I have been so hyper-focused on fat-loss for so long... years now. And it's not gotten me anywhere, long-term. Sure I lost weight for a bit, but it came right back bc my long-term habits were not changed. I've clearly been running myself ragged, without even really realizing it. HIIT 3x/week plus yoga, challenges, programs, and running every few days, all while doing IF 5 days a week. And then of course the stress of this COVID-19 and my husband being laid-off. Based on all the recent issues I've been having - strong cravings, inability to fast, ravenously hungry, fatigue, irritability, etc, with no progress - and some research, I've been doing too much for my body to handle. Essentially too much stress at one time and whether it's a little or a lot, harder workouts and IF are stressors.

                        Ima stop focusing on all this specifically for weight-loss and instead put my energy into powerful, gainful goals. I've scaled back to just this one program and the 30 days of Yoga. I will run if I feel up to it. I'm taking this first week, possibly more, completely off intentional fasting - meaning eat when hungry, stop when full. Not worrying overmuch about carbs. I think I just need to reset to a place of balance. Better to do less than I may think I can do, for now.
                        From what I've heard, with more focus on what strength I can gain, I will end up losing fat along the way.

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                          Good that you try something different if the way you're going doesn't work. Don't be scared that you might gain weight the next few weeks; of you have fasted and had hungry often, your body might save what it gets. But that will stabilise, especially when you are gaining strength. And, also important to know: muscle mass is havier than fat mass, so if you gain muscles, you will gain weight, even if you lose fat along te way. Maybe it's all old news for you, but since I read you want to lose weight for so many years, I thought noticing this phenomenon might stress you out while trying another path and quit. Change takes time and your body needs to change with you.

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                            Challenges
                            30 Days of Fitness 12/30
                            Meditation 9/30

                            Programs
                            30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 7 Full Body - 30m
                            This was challenging.

                            Get Strong! Week 1 Day 2
                            Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
                            1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
                            2. Single-leg squat x5
                            3. Knee pushups x5
                            4. Hip thrust x10
                            5. Walkout from knees x5
                            Hoo boy. Soreness from yesterday kicked in before I even went to bed. I ended up sleeping in for an hour before doing my workout this morning. Strangely, I’m feeling a lot of soreness in my chest, I’m guessing from the push-ups? Anyway, it does feel good to be getting stronger.

                            I was still tired for most of the day and I even ended up taking a nap! I never take naps. I couldn’t even “nap when the baby does” back when my kid was a newborn. Takes a lot to get me there, but it seemed right today.
                            Slow and steady. Eating mostly healthy, though did have a lot of snacks today. If I’m not chewing gum, I tend to snack too much when watching shows or gaming. Old habits...
                            I wanna run. I really miss it and it’s been over a week now I think. But still wanna take it easy, so maybe I’ll just go out for a walk in the crap weather tomorrow.

                            Didn’t mention it, but we had a little egg hunt for my daughter’s first Easter yesterday. Grandparents sent her a basket and plastic eggs (with chocolate inside of course) so I hid them for her. She had so much fun and we had a good time watching her figure out where they were and that finding them got her some treats.

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                              Challenges
                              30 Days of Fitness 13/30
                              Meditation 10/30

                              Programs
                              30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 8 Healing and Meditation - 25m
                              Had a really hard time with this one. I meditate regularly, so I guess I feel like a meditating yoga is kinda a waste.

                              Get Strong! Week 1 Day 3
                              Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
                              1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
                              2. Single-leg squat x5
                              3. Knee pushups x5
                              4. Hip thrust x10
                              5. Walkout from knees x5
                              I felt super strong and energetic today! I even completed my workout faster than normal, though I didn't rush at all. Just felt less sore and tired today. Really happy to be going into my first rest day tomorrow. I feel like I did really well on my first 3 sessions.

                              Had a great day overall. A lot of energy and beat some procrastination with the 10-min rule, so we got a lot done today. I've been cooking more and I am still keeping an eye out on a healthy diet (less processed foods) though still not being strict or even keeping track of carbs. For now, will just focus on strength and will return to nutrition a bit later. But such improvement in just a few days! Looking forward to the next few weeks.

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                                Challenges
                                30 Days of Fitness 14/30

                                Programs
                                30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 9

                                Get Strong! Week 1 Day 4
                                Rest
                                Zombies, Run! Homefront workout #2
                                26 minutes of very light workouts - 2m air punches, 1.5m tricep dips, 1m step-ups, interspersed with dancing. I really like these low key movements.

                                Today suuuucked. I've had a migraine that's got progressively worse all day. I did the Homefront workout early when I only had a slight headache, but as the day went on, I could do less and less. Skipped my yoga bc I just can't move right now. I'm about to crawl into my dark bed and sleep it off. I slept great, and haven't been eating bad so I don't know where this came from. Hopefully it's just a bad day.

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