I'm starting a BFFM contest starting Monday June 4th. My plan is to achieve 25% bodyfat by Sept. 7th. I am working out 3 to 4 days a week lifting weights and I am doing cardio 3 to 4 days a week, at least 1 of those days is HIIT.
I like science fiction, the SCA, academic books on literature and history, mysteries, furry critters, and lifting weights. I also like bad Canadian tv, BBC shows, and messing around on the computer. I also love my jailbroken iPhone. Moving to Copenhagen for a year in late August, and doing a cross-country road trip to visit friends & family this summer. I plan to hit a different gym every day and to keep a trip journal. My big challenge will be road food. I'll carry a cooler and eat clean.
I've had a hip replacement, and I have autoimmune arthritis. One of my big struggles is dealing with this every day. I've heard it said that having a disease like this is like living in a foreign country; no one around me really understands. But I try to look at it as an adventure, and I'm trying to "hack" my body. I want to be in control of as much as I can control. Every "failure" is a success, because it is more information and leads to a new direction.
I use cronometer.com to track my meals and figure nutritional information for recipes. I prefer vegetarian food, but I'll probably be eating a lot of tuna and chicken and protein powder over the summer to meet my macronutrient goals.
To spend an hour a day studying Danish over the summer, to get packed up and ready to go to Copenhagen, to lose 10 lbs by September and be in asize 6 jeans. Keep a trip log and take photos. Get started saving money to replace the other hip.
I'm trying to eat 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat to lose weight. Also working out on a 3 day split at first, then will move to 4 day split, doing cardio 3 days a week, and working with a team to keep on track, trying to journal somewhere every day.
I'm in Seattle currently, will travel to TN over the summer, then Copenhagen by fall. I'm an undergraduate and passionate about my program: Scandinavian studies. I plan to go to grad school and teach.
Fav books: Nicola Griffith, Dorothy Sayers, S.M. Stirling, Lea Delaria, Dorothy Allison, Alison Bechdel, Sheri Tepper.
I like funny music and I actually enjoy some country music too.
Love houseplants, but kill them with regularity.
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