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    Boldly Go and Make It So

    Captain's Log Stardate: 98216.56

    I'm on a mission of sorts. While health and fitness are a large part of it, it's mostly about self acceptance and being the best version of myself. Sometimes that involves chocolate and whiskey. Sometimes it involves a deep look at my issues and putting myself through the ringer. Hey, nobody's perfect.

    I've always had a hate/hate relationship with my body. I went through puberty early and as a result I was relentlessly teased for being ugly and different. The women in my family were also of the "you need to go on a diet, look I bought you clothes that don't fit you." variety. I was never just loved and accepted as is. That was incredibly damaging to my self esteem and dictated how I made choices in the early years of my adulthood. But that's old shit.

    Now after, some soul work, a little bit of therapy, and a daily dose of zoloft, I'm ready to kick ass for the rest of my life. I've accepted that my ancestors were form the Black Pit of Moria rather than sexy Rivendell, and that's cool. I'm focusing on being strong rather than slim. My current standard of toughness is based on whether or not I could pull a kid out of a well. (I'm an 80's kid, so blame Baby Jessica). I know that's vague, but I'm still learning what I'm capable of doing and how to be on my own team even if I'm alone there.

    I got a promotion at work and I still don't have a set schedule, so I'm starting off slow, working through the De-stress challenge and kettle bell exercises every other day.

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    Welcome "Engage"

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      #3
      Make it so, number one

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        #4
        Awww Star Trek

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          #5
          Welcome

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            #6
            Welcome and good luck with your goals

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              #7
              I finished the daily challenge, 100 punches courtesy of de-stress, and the k-sculpt workout today. More importantly I spent a good deal of time this morning planning my fitness journey for the next month. Fingers crossed. I love it when a good plan comes together.

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                I'm almost finished with the de-stress 30 day challenge. I'm kind of surprised by how something that simple has toned me up. My arms have trimmed and my fun bags are 30 % more fun. That may be tmi, but I'm a straightforward, honest type of gal.

                The last time I did the k-sculpt it hurt like hell to squat for a few days. This was kind of an issue because I work in a warehouse. Still, worth it.

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                  #9
                  FirehairWildling ... welcome to The Hive, the social side of DareBee.
                  Have you yet noted that you are hardly the only 'nerd' here? And that nobody makes fun of us?
                  'Cuz ... that's the kind of folk we are. My son is helping run the local Con and brings his two kidlings along for the ride. Yeah ... generational.
                  Hope you enjoy your stay, don't let the occasional DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness - get you down, it's just proof of progress. Yeah, I dread 'too much progress', too.

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                    #10
                    So...clearly I'm not good at updating a check in thread on a regular basis. I should work on that. Currently working on a thirty day challenge that involves strengthening my core... my physical core. My spiritual core is pretty tight. I've worked a different schedule every week this month, which has made it really difficult for me to stick with anything because I'm essentially a bear and it's reaching my peak sleeping season. That being said, I've finally talked my boss into a set schedule and can build my week around that.

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                      #11
                      Hey there. I am late to your trek, but wanted to welcome you anyway! Keeping up with your activity and working out around a constantly varying schedule is difficult, indeed, but it looks like you are motivated to DO it! Engage!

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                        #12
                        Finished Day 2 of Vitality, core control day 8, and got a 5k in. I have an IRun4 buddy named Caroline who battles mitochondrial disease. Her family set up a 5k, so I participated virtually. I did try to fund raise, which was sub-par, but at least I could do the miles.

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