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Training Journals / The Journey to become a Lioness
« on: January 20, 2014, 07:27:04 PM »
Wow, so I haven't done one of these in forever. I'm getting back into training after a while. And I know that this will keep me accountable. So, I will start it today. And start, and I can't wait to get back and become the fierce lioness I am. Because I am a little leonine.

Now this is going to be somewhat of a journal. I'll write things here and there about whatever. But, I would appreciate some feedback, and more of the constructive kind. :)

Current weight: 214.7 lbs
Height: 5'5.5"

Goal: Get down to a decent weight and get more fit before starting to train more on the movements. Working on myself first.

I'm planning on going to the gym here in a minute but I will be editing this initial post with what I did today.

EDIT:

01.20.2014

Food today:

1 McChicken with no lettuce
1 McDouble with only ketchup
1 Large Coke from McD's
2 slices of homemade cheese and spinach pizza
1 large spinach salad with sunflower seeds and ranch
1 PB&J on Dave's Killer Bread
1/2 orange

I've had about 3 glasses of water today.

Now I know that my food sucks. It's usually not like this. The reason being is because of an unexpected expense that took money away from our (that is my girlfriend and I) grocery money. This day didn't have distinct times of when I ate. I woke up late, got going late, and all in all was not a very good start to my day. More like I woke up tense and stressed. All I wanted to do was sleep and not have a care in the world. But I had to be an adult and be responsible no matter how much I didn't want to. To me it seems like I have an issue when I wake up and things don't go the way you want, when you wake up stressed it sucks the life out of me. Because, I just don't want to do anything. I just wanted to be lazy.

Workout:

  • 20:10 on the bike
From the workout summary it told me:

Calories burned: 103
Distance: 4.07 miles
Distance Climbed: 1,184 feet
Avg Speed: 12.11 MPH
Avg Pace: 4:57/mile
Avg Heart Rate: 147
Calories/Hour: 306

  • 7:14 on stair climber

Calories burned: 533
Miles: .30
Avg Watts: 1,179
Floors: 14
Avg Calories/Hour: 442
Avg Steps/Min: 32

This thing kills. That's it. It's a killer. I haven't sweat that much in a long time.

  • 6:56 on treadmill

Distance: 0.31 miles
Avg Speed: 2.76 mph
Avg Pace: 21:42/mile
Avg Heart Rate: 142

This was more to cool down. This gym visit was a quick one because I have to get up early for work tomorrow. And I know for a fact I need a better cool down that what I've done.
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So now my girlfriend said cardio is the best way to lose fat quick. I am wondering if this is true. I thought something 50/50 would be good. 50% Cardio, 50% Strength. I'm definitely going to do some research online and through here on APK, because I know that there are a lot of you that are fantastic at knowing that information or have it on hand.

But, any feedback would be appreciated.

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Women / Guess whose back...Back again
« on: June 24, 2013, 12:03:44 AM »
Ashley's back. Tell a friend.

Anyways, hello I'm back from some crazy things happening in my life. Both good and bad. My battle with alcoholism is still going. I have my bad days, but I have more good days to combat the bad. I moved to Washington state at the beginning of the month. I'm in Anacortes at the moment but will be in Bellingham by the end of this month (hopefully! Here's to positive thoughts!). Since I last posted here in the women's forum I stated that I was trying to get back into the swing of things in my training. Well not long after that I got into a bad relationship as well as got out of that said relationship then got sabotaged at my retail job which resulted in getting a new one. And getting that new one is thanks to my current girlfriend who is the light of my world.

That new job though was unfortunately at a call center (for Verizon Wireless, I know how to fix pretty much all their products since I was tech support). Now if you have never worked at call center before I envy you, and to those that have I empathize with you because it is one of the most mentally draining job you could possibly get. And with it being that it makes you go home and not do anything else except zone out while watching some Netflix. So, long story short, I was lazy. And gained weight which isn't a surprise from literally doing nothing.

But, now I'm back and I'm sick of feeling cruddy and want my body to feel better when I'm doing everyday things. And most importantly when I get back into work. Because I sure as hell am no working at a call center again. This post is to help get my ass back in gear and start working on my body and in turn get me back into training. I will also be making a training journal which I will be trying to post in everyday. It'll be simple things at first. Bodyweight exercises and starting to eat healthier than I have been.

Here's to another fresh start. Oh how I've missed you APK.

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Pics & Vids / The Tempest Years - Vol. I
« on: June 26, 2011, 10:53:06 AM »

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Pics & Vids / Limitless
« on: May 03, 2011, 10:12:13 AM »
This is not me.

More of a tricking based video. But I really liked it so I thought I'd share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_BKajYK0I


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Parkour And Freerunning / How has Parkour changed you?
« on: April 16, 2011, 02:02:39 PM »
Before you tell me how many other threads there are of this please read.

I want to know your personal story. How has Parkour changed you? Or is it still changing you? What fears have you conquered with training Parkour and even in life?

I want to know this because I plan on publishing a book with these stories. I hope this book would help others understand Parkour a bit better if they read personal stories about it.

I do not want to have arguments in this thread because that's not what this thread and book is about. It's about you personally.

If you post these stories here but have more to add to them that involve religion and what not, please PM me and I'll add it. Or email me your store at: pk.changedlifebook@gmail.com

I also encourage those new to Parkour to post and those experienced alike. Though there may be the probability of all the stories not getting put into the book, but don't let that discourage you. :)

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Training Journals / [Untitled] - Ashley's Training Log
« on: April 04, 2011, 10:55:44 AM »
I'm calling this Untitled because that's what I feel would best describe this and myself. Hopefully, as I progress and go on, the title will change, but I can really only see myself as 'Untitled'.

I'll be updating this post later with goals and all that because I'm limited on time.

UPDATE:


Goals:

  • Lose 20 lbs (I've gained some weight lately & so I'd like to drop it.)
  • Upper body strength
  • 30 consecutive pull ups
  • Start to work towards planche
  • Go paleo and stay paleo

That's the basics so far. I may add more to this.

I have to add that I'm doing P90X with my mother so she can stay motivated, so if you see those in here then that's why. Though there are some days that I won't.

Anyways, suggestions/comments welcome.


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Consumer Whores / GoPro Hero 3D
« on: April 04, 2011, 10:30:58 AM »
http://gopro.com/hd-hero-accessories/3d-hero-system/

What do you think?

I think it'd be cool in some sort of video.


For this video, you're going to need those old red and blue 3D glasses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDQ3rmEeKN8

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Idaho / Announcements
« on: March 29, 2011, 07:06:59 PM »
Hey all. Since I'm the moderator for the ID boards, I just wanted to give some small announcements.

If you are going to post a jam, post it in the ID Jams which is here: http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/board,57.0.html

Also, feedback and suggestions for the IDPK design are welcomed! You can find it here: http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,32836.0.html

If you're new to the state or parkour, or just haven't introduced yourself yet. You can do that here: http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,33152.0.html

That's all I got for right now. :) I hope our community will grow and thrive.

If you have any suggestions or anything, you can PM me on here, send me an email (ashmccpk@gmail) or send me a text which you'll have to PM me stating you would like me number. :)

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Idaho / Idaho Introduction Thread - Say Hi Here First
« on: February 07, 2011, 08:22:59 PM »
Welcome to the Idaho forums on APK! Say hi in here and let us know a little about yourself - where you're from, how long training or just getting started, and when you generally train so other people can join up with you!

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Idaho / IDPK
« on: January 24, 2011, 03:10:07 PM »
So I was thinking we should have a logo for IDPK. I have a few ideas just wondering if anyone else thinks this is a good idea.

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Idaho / Hey All
« on: December 14, 2010, 05:20:27 PM »
Hey fellow traceurs/traceuses in Idaho.

So I'm not going to be on here or chat for a while. I really need to focus on myself. I'll check stuff but won't be posting unless I feel the need to. Those who have my number can text me, if they'd like. Just thought I'd let peeps know. I'll keep everyone updated on AS stuff too because for that I need to be on the computer, but it will be strictly business.

I also need a break because I need to work on my personal demons, nightmares, and insomnia. Hopefully training will help but if it doesn't then I might go to a counselor to help. I'm hoping this break will help me in becoming the woman I want to be.

Love you all.

For those who don't have my number: 775-223-1721 All I can do is text.
Those that want to stay in touch you can email me: ashmccpk@gmail.com
And for those that want to know whats up with Asphalt Science email me at this: asphaltscience@gmail.com


I'll be keeping a journal of what I go through, and I'm posting these on blogs.

You can find it here: http://battlingdemons.blogspot.com/ & here: http://battlingthedemons.tumblr.com/


Peace.

- Ashley


PS. This contains things from my religion. Just a warning.

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Pics & Vids / Yes, I'm quite crazy
« on: December 01, 2010, 08:24:13 PM »
Be warned: There is a lot of cussing in this.

This is my first video to post on here of myself. And yes I'm crazy, very crazy.

I was bored, and kind of hyper, so I was like yes. By the way, that is not how I normally roll. I believe it was due to being cold.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQKiPf5QJCw

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Women / Knitting
« on: November 26, 2010, 05:10:47 PM »
I also might put this in Socialize. And yes obviously it's not parkour related, but we are ladies. But I want to learn how to knit and was wondering if there would be any links anyone could post for a how to on getting started or even tips. Thanks.

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Socialize / Dance Thread
« on: November 10, 2010, 12:30:22 PM »
Okay, I searched. All there is is the break dancer one by Ninjatic Silver started. But that is not specifically all dance.

So I really love electro dance/tecktonik and c-walking. But I generally love all dance.

Electro Dance: (Going to give a few examples. Okay I don't get why they dress like that but whatever.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omf-L1EzEEI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ5fx0fZh9o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYOgEDS02VQ


Also apparently electro dance is different from tecktonik, not sure why.


Tecktonik: (I'm going to give a few examples.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXmqtywojCA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziytUFRHoqI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkwVQxL1w7A

That last one isn't that great. Oh well.


C-Walk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe035Uxuf_M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mueTXRoXwrE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5exN8bC0_E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM-hOzoLIm4

Last two are girls.

Also a little something extra!

Rebolation. It's like a mix between c-walking and Melbourne shuffle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8DIVLMy8Ko

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Pics & Vids / 14 year old traceuse
« on: September 27, 2010, 03:05:51 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEDYNxrn_VU

Not my video, just so you all know.

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Idaho / Training Spots
« on: September 09, 2010, 11:50:59 AM »
Now this thread is for you to post your training spots. Plus, people might post spots that you had never known about.

I don't know of anywhere yet, because I just moved here last November. :)

So post your spots.

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Idaho / Motivation and Inspiration
« on: September 08, 2010, 07:16:22 PM »
So I said I'd do you it. :)

Here you can put quotes, videos, articles, suggest books that inspire you. Basically anything that you find motivational and inspiring. :)

I'll start off.


"Don't die like a octopus, die like a hammerhead shark." - Maori Proverb

Octopus are renown for their lack of resistance when being captured, however a hammerhead shark will fight bitterly to the end, to the point that when you fillet it fresh, its meat quivers. Commonly used to encourage someone not to give up, no matter how hard the struggle is. (Source: http://www.maori.cl/Proverbs.htm [by the way you don't have to give the source but I thought I would because there are a ton of great Maori proverbs on there.])

"Art is not a thing; it is a way." - Elbert Hubbard

Fear is a reflex. Confidence is a choice.

3Run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrdSBvtYn2M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL_HvozJiQw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaCM8afhsww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9DxZHAQ_LI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsaBXFGMfAw

(Note with this video I'm not to sure it's the right one.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AviAC9cLdU

Vinnie Coryell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJSHqpB4vyQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JmrGJqNOIM


There's some of my inspiration and stuff. :) Enjoy.





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Pics & Vids / APK Graffiti
« on: September 04, 2010, 07:15:40 PM »
I drew this last night. There's a few problems here and there. :) Enjoy! (By the way, tekno is my graffiti name & it's all legal.)


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Idaho / We need a revival...
« on: August 30, 2010, 12:02:58 PM »
Hey Idaho boards!!!

I think we need to have a revival here. I like how Hawaii's boards are, maybe we could be like that. I know we don't have that big of a community but we should get are community going! :)

So let's all introduce ourselves....joking, sounds like first grade haha. Anyways where is everyone from? How many years/months have you been training? Do you like to train in the city/gym/nature?

I'll go first.

I'm from Boise. I've been training on and off for a year, diligently for about 6 months. I like training in the city and in nature, I haven't trained in a gym yet.

Let's get our parkour community rollin' and to get it growing.

-Ashley :)

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