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  1. Shitty week. Couldn't get anything done, I'd just get home and play on my phone as I fall in-and-out of sleep. Kept forgetting to drink water, and it was too hot to sleep comfortably most days. Yuck. Shitty eating; ended up eating too many popped beans and had a stomach ache so I missed Sunday jiu-jitsu. I'll try to go on another day. Need to drink more water this week.
  2. The alleged original (though I do believe there are cave painting memes). Extremely busy. Hustle culture sigma grindset and all that. Haha
  3. To be fair sometimes I tag ridiculous places, like Vault 22 and Whiterun. Haha I AM the meme. 😆
  4. They also have Focused Flexibility if you want to practice that, but Elements I think is a really good progressive movement practice that probably scales to your needs. Just be intentional about it. I believe they have a 30-day money-back policy, so you could totally try it out.
  5. So for those not watching the Instagrams, it's been 9 months since moving across the country. Job is great but the pay is insultingly-low. I had to take a second job at a CrossFit gym, which is great and fun and easy, but it cuts into my jiu-jitsu time and leaves me pretty exhausted. I'm also in school because I need to finish this degree. I've pretty much filled my schedule out so I won't have time to entertain the negativity my brain tends to drift into--I just turn them into memes and release them into the wild. (Doc took me off amphetamines, which I kind of miss because it makes me productive and social for like 2 days, but crashes me for a week.) Anyway, I'm not even going to attempt to exhibit any semblance of self-control; I'm just putting one foot in front of the other, hoping the world ends before my next billing cycle. I'm thinking I'm just going to work on home SOPs that I can mindlessly follow every day so I can have bandwidth for all this shit I put on my plate. I've been pretty much "winging it" with everything, and I'm finding that the basic stuff tends to get forgotten because it's not done intentionally. Just need to check whether I did it or not. 3 DAILY TASKS Track my sleep - it doesn't matter how many hours, as long as I have the estimated number on record Drink water - I just need to record what I'm drinking that's not energy drinks, coffee, or diet soda Exercise - even though I usually have the opportunity to get a workout in, it's been intermittent; maybe the intentional exercise help me with the studying For the first time in my life I'm living in a furnished apartment. Dining table, couch, coffee table, bar stools. I have no idea how people maintain a clean living space; my space always degenerates into a dump. I'm trying to address this. Nobody's visiting, but I think ultimately it distracts me from being productive and I just end up lying on the couch playing Last Fortress: Underground for three straight days instead of studying. 3 WEEKLY TASKS Tuesday and Thursday laundry and dishes Sunday trash and junk mail Jiu-jitsu once a week - just show your face 03JUL - 7 hours sleep / trash 04JUL - 4 hours sleep, 2 drinks of water, jiu-jitsu 05JUL - 7.5 hours sleep, 1 drink of water / laundry, dishes 06JUL - 5 hours sleep, 6 drinks of water, CF WOD 07JUL - 9 hours sleep, 1 drinks of water, 08JUL - 5 hours sleep, 2 drinks of water, CF WOD / laundry 09JUL - 5.5 hours sleep, 4 drinks of water SLEEP: 7/7, WATER: 6/7, EXERCISE: 3/7 CLEANING: 1/2, TRASH: 1/1, JIU-JITSU: 1/1 10JUL - 7 sleep, 4 water, jiu-jitsu / trash 11JUL - 5.5 sleep, 3 water, KB CF WOD 12JUL - 6.5 sleep, Row 13JUL - 9.5 sleep 14JUL - 5.5 sleep 15JUL - 4.5 sleep, 2 water, KB 16JUL - 8 hours sleep, 1 water, lift SLEEP: 7/7, WATER: 3/7, EXERCISE: 5/7 CLEANING: 0/2, TRASH: 1/1, JIU-JITSU: 1/1 17JUL - 9 sleep, 18JUL 19JUL 20JUL 21JUL 22JUL 23JUL SLEEP: /7, WATER: /7, EXERCISE: /7 CLEANING: /2, TRASH: /1, JIU-JITSU: /1
  6. I did! I never completed the entire program as written, but it focuses on the bear crawl, monkey walk, and frog hop movements that eventually scale up to a spider-man crawl, cartwheel, and handstand kick-up. I kept the beginning progressions as a warm-up/assessment for my group classes back in Orlando.
  7. Big change of pace, I took a job and moved to WA. New apartment, new car, and a job that actually pays a salary--I'm actually feeling a bit optimistic. I'm going to have to set some appropriate goals and just live a minimalist lifestyle for as long as I can; maybe this is my chance to get my life back together.
  8. A little better. I'm going to try to do a Wednesday check-in, as that seems to be when it goes downhill. I probably stop paying attention again. SLEEP: Mon - 8h Tue - 7h Wed - 5.5h Thu - 5h Fri - 6.5h Sat Sun - 8h WATER: Mon - 64oz Tue - 64oz Wed - 32oz Thu - 32oz Fri - 32oz Sat Sun - 32oz FOOD: Mon - 132g Tue - 94g Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  9. Thanks! Yeah, much smaller steps than I'm used to, but bigger than nothing (which are the ones I usually take). Haha
  10. SLEEP: Mon - 9.3h Tue - 6h Wed - 4h WATER: none FOOD: Mon - 175g Tue - 145g Week started out okay, got some sleep and able to hit some workouts, then I totally shit the bed. Trying to distract myself from the depresso by staying preoccupied, I hit like 48 hours of Skyrim and shared a bunch of memes. Did a bunch of tests which pretty much ate up Tuesday and Friday. I was able to mow the lawn and clean the garage today though. I'll try to finish those the rest of the week and maybe do some studying done. I got the powdered Gatorade and Krampade for the drinky drink, and I've been getting my hydration subjectively better; I just need to keep track of what I'm drinking. WEEK'S STRATEGIES: cook and store some meals on Monday 2300 bedtime carry my Nalgene around
  11. Tough week. Lots of work, only able to hit the three meals on Wednesday and Thursday. Kept procrastinating on the grocery shopping, and my treasonous wife kept ordering food without me. SLEEP: Thu - 4h Fri - 5h Sat - 7.5h Sun - 9h WATER: no tracking FOOD: no tracking
  12. Haha right now the 3 meals a day, because I doubt I'll order out that many times (though I have been known to surprise myself). The planning's for making sure there will be meals that can be prepped within 20 or so minutes. The eating out is still an option, but if there's food here I probably won't resort to ordering nuggies. Yeah, I'll probably get some flavor mix in. I'm eyeing maybe Gatorade or some other electrolyte mix.
  13. Same pattern in my last challenge; started with enthusiasm, and ended up dropping off. Honestly I don't even remember what happened the past month, but from what I can see at some point I saw a new psychiatrist out-of-pocket and I'm off my old meds and am just on one now. Liver's doing a lot better with it. Primary care put me on calcium blockers at some point, and I've been attempting to go to the gym more times but seem to fall off every other week, either from just feeling beat-up or injury. I don't recall being light-headed after practice for a while now, so that's probably good. Got a stress test coming up to see if the heart's functioning properly. Wife's unemployed again, but I'm trying to not think about how the bills will be paid as I can barely remember to shower as is. I always barely make it on time for work, and everyone who used to train with me isn't there anymore. Lately I'm not even sure I still want to coach anymore. Hopefully it's just part of my current state of mind and will go away eventually, because without that I can't really see anything else for me. Best thing I can do right now is keep myself alive, keep holding on to my sanity, try to keep the house in order, and just hope for better days. It's a solo playthrough on hardcore mode, and I probably can't count on any NPC assistance. THE WASTELAND SURVIVAL GUIDE I notice I've been running out of steam after a week, and I imagine it's because I'm not taking care of myself. So I first things first--I need to take care of the basics, then I need to do them well. I'll have three basic goals which I'll have the option to either just achieve or crush. They'll be accompanied by strategies/habits that can help me achieve said goal. SLEEP: I don't know how long a person can go without sleep, but we probably need it every day. Track my sleep (do the basics); 50 hours of sleep a week (do them well) possible strategies: lights out time no caffeine after 1700 WATER: I've been craving and drinking a lot of sweet drinks. This is probably because I don't drink enough water to begin with. Track my water intake (do the basics); drink a gallon a day (do them well) possible strategies: drink a glass of water before the morning energy drink carry a water bottle FOOD: I've pretty much been eating out every day, probably because I don't ensure that there is easily-accessible food in the house. This is bad for my health and my wallet. I also only end up eating 1-2 meals a day, and that probably isn't enough to sustain my training, work, and recovery. eat and track 3 meals a day (do the basics); 150g of protein (do them well) possible strategies: meal plan on Sundays Here goes nothing...
  14. Week 2 not as good. Totally lost track. Can't even remember anything that happened, really. I know I covered a lot of shifts at work, so I was at the gym a lot, and only missed Sunday training. Otherwise it was one big blur. Got my initial psych eval done on Sunday, and I'm glad to be under someone who seems to actually care for a change. We'll see how it goes. This week started out bad. I just got off adderall and was pretty much in bed all day Monday and Tuesday. Went to the gym to teach, but couldn't manage much more. Barely even ate much, and missed taking my vitamins. I'll do better the rest of the week.
  15. Midway through the year, and most of this has not been addressed. Damn. I guess I need to break these down into more steps. I'm also adding jiu-jitsu here, because I'm trying to re-light the fire in something I used to enjoy doing, so I'm forcing myself to at least do one training session every day, and compete when I'm ready between September and December. Tasks: Jiu-jitsu daily S&S 3 days a week Do an IT module a day
  16. Didn't check in all week, but I guess it's more because I was busy executing. Vitamins: Missed Monday and Saturday Workout: Jiu-jitsu every day except Friday, as I had to teach the class and wasn't able to roll. Sleep: 61 total hours of sleep. Looks like it's depresso time, though it doesn't seem to be as bad as a few weeks ago (doc told me to get back on the meds, though I can discontinue my mood stabilizer). Watch out for the memes! Got my annual physical, and I'm supposed to get scheduled for some labs, and a TBI appointment. I'm also supposed to see a VA psychiatrist (but I also scheduled a civilian one who was highly recommended by a friend).
  17. Yeah, there's a huge variation in box programming. Mine had different skill levels, a "boot camp"-style program, and a competition team program. Our head coach uses OPEX programming. When it comezx down to it though, it is the community that makes the box. I'd say if you're hitting your WODs more than 3 days a week and your strength levels are decent, work on straight skill training. Movement efficiency allows you to save your energy and put as much of your movements into the aerobic zone. Kelly Starrett and Brian Mackenzie re-certified for their CF1 together, and what they did for their day 1 workout (thrusters and burpees) was use light weights and only breathe through their nose the entire time. That ensured they stayed aerobic the entire time. (I think the other participants were wondering what the hell they were doing, going so slow.) You could do the same thing, adding long slow runs/rowing/assault bike/ski erg while nasal breathing the entire time. Zone 2 cardio is one of Alex Viada's secret weapons, and is a super under-utilized training method.
  18. Vitamins: Missed Wednesday and Saturday Workout: Attended Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri Jiu-jitsu classes Sleep: Missed Tuesday for sleep. I'm ditching the water tracking for now. I was planning on doing more strength training, but I kept forgetting. I think I need to do it in the morning for it to be done. Attended a birthday party on Saturday, missed workout and ate like crap. Sleep has been weird. I think I hit a manic episode on Monday, and that's what led to the kick-start, but eventually the sleep deficit caught up to me and I was pretty much napping on an doff all day on Saturday. I was able to remember my vitamins most days except when I fell asleep immediately. Vitamin stack: multivitamin Vit D3 Zinc magnesium citrate garlic extract curcumin ashwagandha boswellia serrata olive leaf extract saffron SAMe TUDCA fish oil Haha. Now that I write it down it looks like a lot.
  19. I have the M&P Shield, also in .40. Right? So many of us saddo right now, it it makes otherwise depressing memes rather funny. Thank you, sir. Glad to be back! When asked about my memes: ============================================================================================================================================ Missed my first day of both exercise and vitamins yesterday. Rats.
  20. Yeah, I'm putting Vit D on the pillbox. I've also been getting more sunlight lately. Just need top stay consistent. Ah, caught me! (I mean I like my G27 as well, but .40 cals are soooo expensive.) Interesting. I'll have to try that B complex. Yusssss! Thank you sir!
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