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  1. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and new job - that's really exciting!
  2. I seem to be having trouble recovering from it, unfortunately Week 1 through Saturday: 🔫 ⬜ ⬜ 🔫 ⬜ 🔫 ⬜ [Pistols/body-weight training] ⬜ 💊 💊 ⬜ 💊 ⬜ ⬜ [Supplements] Apparently I can only do one goal a day 😅 Training session was pretty easy - long legged monkey, rolling into the bottom squat position (I was able to hold it longer today) and standing up/down once on each leg.
  3. You powered through the chaos to have a pretty productive day in the end! Hope tomorrow is less stressful. I'd consider giving yourself full points for the bike ride conversation - having a parent who is present for a proper conversation (and listens to their child) is a big deal ❤️
  4. Week 1 through Thursday: 🔫 ⬜ ⬜ 🔫 ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ [Pistols/body-weight training] ⬜ 💊 💊 ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ [Supplements] Kept today's session relatively light, too - did a bit of locomotion (monkey, long-legged monkey, bear, and twisting bear) and then some rolling into pistol squat practice (including stand up and down a few times on each leg). I'm getting more stable in the bottom position, but still need a lot of momentum from the roll to stand up. Wrapped up the session with one chin up.
  5. Week 1, now up to Wednesday: 🔫 ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ [Pistols/body-weight training] ⬜ 💊 💊 ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ [Supplements]
  6. Yay! Great job with your bodyweight workouts! DOMS tends to go away with consistency, at least until you find a new and improved way to target a specific muscle - then said muscle usually complains again 😅. The modifications you've made sound great, and if you do have some sore days you can always have a light session (e.g., half the usual number of reps).
  7. I saw that exercise on GMB's instagram - need to try them once I get my rings out. How are you finding them? I've encountered this problem so much since switching to bodyweight strength training - it makes it tricky to report back on NF 😅 Great reflections from Zero Week!
  8. Following! Sorting through photos by date is a really cool idea. I have to laugh (in despair) imagining implementing that strategy for my own digital camera photos - I've always been a sporadic photographer, but on the days I do shoot I tend to take hundreds of photos 😅.
  9. I love your plan for your time off! Your watercolours are lovely - I love the colours and textures Sorry to hear about all of the pet health issues - that is so stressful, especially coming all at once. It sounds like you are starting to get diagnoses and management approaches for all three of them, which is really encouraging. You're taking great care of them!
  10. Zero week was a bit of a write-off - I think I've been overworking (due to the job search/skill building) and it's having an impact on my sleep and recovery. The stress doesn't help, either. I did take my supplements over half of the days, though. After this weekend, I do feel like I've crossed a barrier on the skills side - I now have the foundation and tool kit to enact my ideas, so there's that at least. Week 1 so far (starting on Monday): 🔫⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ [Pistols/body-weight training] ⬜💊⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ [Supplements]
  11. Those are lovely photos of Bronze! On the visiting friends front: if visiting in person regularly is out-of-reach due to time/energy/financial constraints, maybe you could catch up over a video call? I do this with a friend that is relatively nearby (~1-1.5 hrs on public transport) because we're both usually too tired or busy for an in person visit. You can also do something like play a game virtually if you want something to do besides chat If Salinger's brand doesn't work well for you, maybe something designed for greyhounds or lurchers would work well? That sounds a bit like a sighthound body shape 😆. The main issue with those breeds is that they can back out of a lot of harnesses, so they often need a 3 point harness (like this) - not sure if that would be a similar issue with Winnie.
  12. That's a really cool term, thanks for sharing!
  13. That sounds like a great plan Trigger-wise: I wonder if something you were doing during Ramadan was "protective" in a sense, or something that your mind/body acclimated to that required readjustment afterwards? You also had the stress with boundary-setting towards the end of the challenge - setting boundaries with a passive-aggressive relative would be (is) enough to tip my mental health over into not-good territory.
  14. Thank you! I love how tidy and colourful your approach is - you always have lovely bujo pages GMB's progression is basically repeatedly intentionally rolling backwards (i.e., falling on your ass), with style 😆. I do like that there is a controlled way to bail out of the movement - the "sit back as low as you can" approach to pistol squats always made me feel nervous, even with a box or something behind me to sit on. Long legged monkey has also really helped me improve my ankle mobility!
  15. Sounds perfect for a temple of iron! *insert barbell here*
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