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    Emperor/Dictator kyuuei's Avatar
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    Default 2015 Health and Fitness Challenge!

    2014 was a year a bunch of people got on here, committed to fitness, and there's all sorts of awesome blogs of participants rooting for each other, posting to keep themselves accountable, and sharing fitness tips and ideas without even knowing it sometimes.

    2015 may not have set parameters or sign-ups like the 2014 challenge did, but I think it's good to keep the ball moving. Report in, drop a line, encourage and support anyone who's running for their resolutions, eating their goals, or moving their lives in a new healthy way.

    No need to sign up or anything, just drop in things you use/discover/are using to keep yourself on track, music that's motivating you, what you're doing, how you're moving and eating, and if you're seeing what you want to see in yourself.



    Bring it 2015!
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    I'll start off with my stuff:
    January goals:

    Exercise:

    I've been stretching the past two days for an hour a day. I'm going to continue the stretching routine until I get home from vacation, and then I'll start at home with yoga twice a week, heavy weights for the legs (2 days) and arms (1 day), and a run day and work my way up from there. Abs three times a week. That gives me a day off inbetween those things with just the stretching. Three times a week I need to do physical therapy on my legs on top of the stretching too, to keep my legs in shape enough.

    Nutrition:

    I've been making plans to get my teeth into better health. I've been reading a lot of research about A/D/K2 vitamins and calcium and teeth. I was taking a multivitamin (half doses with gummies which are notorious for not being as readily absorbed) to supplement my diet, and I need to get back on that track again. I'm going to try a new tooth care routine, one piece at a time, and see how that goes for the next few weeks.

    Also, for some reason my stomach has started rejecting whole milk. I'm going to try dropping back down to 2% or skim, and see if that helps, but if it doesn't then I'll be a very sad bird.

    Diet:

    My main goal is just home cooked, from scratch foods at least 6 days a week--no convenience foods or instant packets of soups, gravies, and things like that. I'll make broth if I want a soup, for example, or just use water. Or I'll make my own salad dressings. This doesn't include condiments like ketchup though I will buy no-sugar-added low-sodium versions. This will start officially on January 7th when I am home and settled in more. Canned goods that are low sodium are okay, and freezer-packed vegetables and fruits are okay as well.
    If I go out to eat, I'm going to pick a restaurant that serves healthier foods and options like sushi, pho, or salads and protein from the menu.
    I keep track of my calories with myfitnesspal, but I am going to start keeping better track of my water and drinks (I used to not track those at all), and I don't have too much trouble hitting calorie marks but I want to focus on trying to stay under the sugar goal and over the protein goal. (Next month I aim to start tracking my vitamins and minerals and such to see if I'm getting enough)
    I want to switch over to coconut and olive oils nearly exclusively.
    I'm going to try eating sprouted grains for the vast majority of my grain intake (or sprouting/acid washing and soaking them myself), and try baking goods with more alternative flours or eating grains with less sugar/unsprouted content.
    I'm going to make a new health food recipe each other week that I've never tried before.
    I also want to incorporate vegetables into each and every meal.
    It seems like a lot, but with a bit of foresight and planning and freezing my cooking I can make it happen all at once pretty easily.

    Health:
    I'm going to start being more diligent on washing my sheets and pillow cases and cleaning my cell phone and sunglasses daily, and work on not touching my face so much.
    I'm going to try steadily lowering the temperature of my shower water so that I'm not drying out my skin.
    I'm going to do a power clean of 15 minutes in a section of the house each day.
    I'm making doctors appointments and writing them down and sticking to them, and I'm also going to pay my primary care provider a visit and see if I can't get things back on track for my hips and jaw, and I also need to speak to my VA representative and ask him questions about the documents and paperwork I was sent by the VA.


    Boom! I think that about covers it for January. I'll start checking in after the 7th to start checking blocks and making status updates.
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    In Search Of... ... Kiwi Sketch Art ... Dream Journal ... Kyuuei's Cook book ... Kyu's Tiny House Blog ... Minimalist Challenge ... Kyu's Savings Challenge
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    power cleans are nice.

    I have trouble sticking to going to the doctor too. Nice to see other people on the same page.
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    Sayrah blew life into the spheres and they moved. From her wheel she weaved the names of people in to mystery.
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    Okay, here's my shit for 2015.

    -continue working on uprooting my food and body image issues, cement previous progress with repetition
    -continue tracking food and aiming for a small deficit under the calorie intake that I have established keeps me stable- without judgment/shame and with an eye on the overall, not on specific choices or days
    -increase activity by completing strength workouts 2-3x/week plus walking daily (joined Ingress to motivate myself to do the walking part of this)
    -love my damn self

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    Goals for 2015 novermer/december.

    Lose weight by 7 kgs. Current weight 87 kgs.

    The goal is to gain a few killos of muscle and drop body bad level to 5-10%. I realized that it looks sexier to be 80kgs at 6 feet at body fat levels of 5-10% than to be at 90kgs with a body fat level of 15 or less.

    Being slim-masculine has more benefits of being bulky and masculine. Also chicks seem to dig tyler durden from fight club than ronny coleman. Not only that, you also feel lughter and it's much easier to maintain a slim physique than a overly masculine one.

    (Google tyler durden from fight club. He is apparently at 75kgs in that movie and is 6 feet tall.)

    Gym 5 days a week, mon wed fri weights and tue thursday cardio. 4 meals per day with a calorie intake of slughtly above 800 per meal.

    Considering my last goal was only half achieved, i feed a lot of luck and guidance to achieve this goal atleast.

    Slim and sexy here i come.
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    Good for you kyuuei!
    Here's to a successful year!

    I have been trying to touch my face less, as well... only if I have just washed my hands.
    At work, when I got to the water cooler, I grab a piece of scrap paper to touch the handle with,
    I use a pen to touch the photocopier key pad.

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    Thanks for joining in Ivy.
    I hope you have a great 2015!

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    Hello riva... welcome to the thread!
    I wish you good success in all your endeavors!

    Please come and post every Sunday and let us know how you have fared with meeting your goals for the past week.
    Being accountable here is sometimes the only thing that motivated me to do my exercise routine.

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    My goals for 2015 are these...
    Exercise 3 times per week... I do this with a video for women over 50.... using bands and hand weights.
    Every morning when I am getting dressed do 30 ab crunches or more... I started last year with 10 a day and worked my way up.
    Try to remember to hydrate myself regularly... I have a pretty good routine at work.

    I think I gained a few pounds this holiday... I'm not sure I can lose them... I will have to banish junk food from the house... I lack will power in this area.
    Once I get back to work tomorrow and get back to my regular routine, perhaps I will be ok.
    I don't have a food plan at this point... I will have to develop one.
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    My goal is to join the local boxing club and actually go the recommended 3 - 4 times a week.
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