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  1. I think it's a result of training with the "weak side" rule in mind over an extended period of time. At some point, my left caught up to and progressed beyond my right. While I've been alternating which leg I start with in training for a long time, I guess the habit of trying to use my left more in day-to-day movements went a bit too far, lol. I've never been good about waking up early to train either. I'd much rather sleep. I've decided that though I've had to trade a napping child for a potty-trained one, it's worth it. Thanks.
  2. Yesterday wasn't a typical Monday. My husband was off work for half of it, and with his entire dept out of town for a conference, we actually had a free afternoon together! I got my workout in early, so I didn't miss anything either. BW squats Push ups SLRDLs Knees to elbows Russian twist Hollow rocks RKC plank Finished with stretches. Already noticing some improvements. Stability stuff throughout the day. Left is better than right. I've noticed that whenever I kneel or get off the floor, I tend to use my left leg more. I'm trying to make a conscious effort to use my right, which should help with the imbalances I've been noticing. For the last couple of weeks, I've been experimenting with a new workout schedule. Since my daughter's nap times have become less frequent, I decided I would try working out earlier in the day, while she's busy waking up/eating breakfast. This translates to training at around 9 am. I can't always move as quickly as I want due to interruptions, but it seems to be working fine. I was afraid that I might struggle with fasted training, but I haven't noticed a difference. Honestly, it's been kind of nice to get my training done earlier. Some days, I even forget that I've already done my workout. My energy levels have been great, and I'm still getting an energy boost around 2 to 3 pm, when I used to train.
  3. Please feel free to boast. You certainly earned your shiny new title!
  4. 11/8 SB Squats Hanging knee raises Renegade Rows Crab reaches Deep step ups Hollow body holds Squat jumps Swings Garhammer raises Stretches: Wall splits Forward Bend SL hamstring stretch Child's pose Frog stretch Cobbler's pose Camel Bridge
  5. Yes, I've definitely found a new appreciation for naps. We got her a KinderGlo light that has a 30-min timer. It hasn't stopped all of her delay tactics before bed, but last night was the second night she's let me sleep.
  6. I'm always excited to see what you post for your challenge, and you never disappoint.
  7. 11/7 Passive recovery day (naptime) I've got very mild DOMS across my chest/shoulders today, so I did a bit of rolling, stretching, and contract/relax on a ball while watching Hulu. Oddly enough, my legs/glutes haven't been nearly as sore as I expected them to be. There was some tightness across my hip flexors yesterday, but I seemed to have worked it out. I actually got 8 uninterrupted hours of sleep last night, which is the first time in WEEKS. My daughter has decided she's afraid of the dark. I think Halloween is largely to blame because I've been trying to convince her monsters are only in movies and stories, and she saw plenty walking around throughout October, lol. Hopefully we are finally over the worst of it.
  8. Haha, well, sometimes I just don't have a lot to say. Thanks. It's nice to be back. Always happy to help! Thanks. I'm looking forward to your comments. Thanks! And same to you.
  9. AWESOME!!! Sounds like you are past the hard part now.
  10. I actually got my first one about 6 months after I started training for it, so about 2.5 years ago ... I think. When I train chin ups, my max is 7. When I drop the volume/frequency, my max is 3-4.
  11. It is quite fun. I actually have to force myself to slow down because I can get some serious speed going, lol. Haha, that's how I feel about your thread as well. I'm following the cues in this video: I know how you feel about Kelly, so I'll just say you can skip to ~5:03. The stretches I list at the end of each workout are actually part of the program I'm currently following, so I'm not really going through a specific sequence that I've planned personally.
  12. Yeah, it's actually what got me hooked on bodyweight training in the first place. I realized I loved the Chest & Back and Plyo days the most. My quest for a real, unassisted chin up was the kick off point of my 60 lb weight loss, lol.
  13. 11/6 Mobility prep Handstand practice Slow plank climbers on p-bars BW squats TGUs, light Sandbag squats SB Good mornings Prisoner Get Ups Push ups (p-bars) Rolling pistol practice (super slow descent) x 10 minutes Finish, 1 minute each Double pigeon, R Splits progression, R Double pigeon, L Splits progression, L Tripod pike to headstand hold Forward Bend Shoulder bridge reaches Crab reaches MovNat-inspired flow - lateral figure four, tall half-kneeling, deep lunge stretch
  14. Thanks. Sometimes it feels like I'm lying by omission if I don't provide the background info, but right now it just feels weird to write it all out. I definitely appreciate all the support and e-love. This means a lot coming from the two of you. I've learned so much from you over the last several months.
  15. So much excitement for you and your husband!
  16. They say even the best coaches need a coach of their own. How did you go about choosing someone? I know you are very particular about your technique.
  17. I was always undereating when I tried it as well. I kept ending up sick around Day 40, lol.
  18. Welcome to the Assassins! It looks like you've set your challenge up quite nicely. Can't wait to see your progress over 6 weeks.
  19. I'm looking forward to your challenge again. Good luck!
  20. Hello again. I've always had a lot of fun with P90x, but I've never managed to complete a full 90 days. Did you complete the full program the last time?
  21. Thanks! Yes, life is still crazy, but we're hanging on. I'm not sure how much I'll write about all that throughout the challenge. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to come back to the boards at all. It feels like I'm leaving out so much of the big picture, but I miss everyone too much.
  22. Awesome picture. I'm glad to see you back, and I love your plans for an unchallenge. Looks like you are already off to a great start.
  23. 11/4 In second week of current strength cycle. SL RDLs Pull ups DB cleans and presses DB bootstrappers Bulgarian split squats Janda sit ups Finished with 1 minute each: Squat hold Child's pose, reach right, then left Down dog Standing split R, L Seated shoulder stretch 11/5 Recovery day: Mobility prep 10 gentle minutes of: 10 intense minutes of: Rolling (chest, upper back, glutes, quads) Holds from PCC article
  24. 1. Lower-body emphasis in strength training: 3-4 days/week 2. Stability and mobility work from Wild Geese Fitness: Daily 3. PCC-inspired recovery days (20 minutes animal flows, rolling, stretches): 2+ times/week 4. Read (For pleasure and edX class): Minimum 10 minutes/day
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