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The Spider

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  1. Went to the gym with my brother on Friday. Haven't seen him in 10-12 years, so it was good to spend time with him as adults, not as "older brother, younger brother," arguing and being mean to each other. He was kind of a goof, though. I told him I was new to the gym, and I was focusing on the large muscle groups with benching, pullbacks, squatting, leg presses, etc. So what do we do at the gym? Nothing but biceps lol.
  2. I may have improperly used the word "friendship" there and should have instead used "relationship" or even more accurately "working relationship." It's a team effort, a grocery store pharmacy, and I feel I'm not just being segregated but almost ignored even when there might be work to be done and I need to be part of a work conversation, not even necessarily a comic books/movies/tv shows/beer/politics conversation. I realize I'm not guaranteed a connection with anyone, but the respect to make sure the work gets done properly and in a timely fashion is important. I've seen tasks take two or
  3. What do you guys recommend for when you're stuck working with a lot of females? I'm outnumbered almost every shift I work (full time, customer service at a pharmacy). I get irritated with all their emotionally charged chatter/shrieking at each other, or I get dragged into some kind of workplace drama with which I have actually nothing to do. I do my best to just come to work, get the job done, and go home, but that prevents me from developing any kind of work friendship. Any ideas on how to keep the balance?
  4. Reason I asked my question(s) is because he may not realize that he's not expressing himself clearly enough for you. One thing that me and my wife both had to work on a little.
  5. Hoping to get to the gym tomorrow after work. Need to start some OHP and some dead lifts. Anyone here know of a reputable YouTube source for form checks?
  6. My long term goal is to have the Spartan Trifecta within the next 10 years. My short term goal throughout these next ten years may seem somewhat convoluted, but it's this: I own a LOT of shirts (tees, buttons, dress, etc). Most of my t-shirts have shrunk just enough to show the edge of my belly button when I raise my hands above my head, but they fit otherwise. I want all of those shirts to be too tight on my arms and chest, so that I have to get rid of them. They're in perfect condition and I still like the design too much to simply donate/sell them. Honestly, if I
  7. What do you expect him to do, since you say that he doesn't seem to support you, but he claims he does? How do you feel he could better show his enthusiasm?
  8. Hello ladies and germs, I come to do my 4th challenge! It will be more of my previous challenge, which is simply going to the gym and getting strong. This time though, my overarching goal is to be even more stringent on my diet. Less grease and sugar, and more fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. I'm already "o.k." with my diet, since I don't usually care for sweets on the regular, and when my wife gets ice cream cravings or some such, we set a goal for how many weeks we have until we earn our "cheat" day. If I were to have written a retrospective for this previ
  9. Hey guys, my wife isn't too keen on getting callouses in her hands alongside her gains, plus her fingers are too swollen ATM to get her wedding ring off, so when she grips a barbell, it pinches her hand pretty badly and takes her focus elsewhere. So I was thinking I'd ask for some opinions on lifting glove quality. What should she look for exactly or do they really not make a difference, one brand to the next?
  10. Over did the soda again already. Up to 40 oz this week so far. Made it to the gym and I feel like I accomplished something. I'm up to 100lbs on the long pull machine and 80lbs on the pull down machine. On top of that, I ran 1.1 miles with 3 breaks, each roughly 0.05 miles long. Not my best but definitely not my worst. My goal tomorrow is to go to the gym in the morning, hopefully early enough to swim. I haven't made it to the pool once this challenge and I really want to do that at least once to kick this challenge in the 'nads. My wife and I may make it to the gy
  11. This week was a total flop. No body weight workout, only went to the gym one time, and had way too much soda and just inhaled cookies like they were my life support. Gonna chalk this up to remembering that I set goals to constantly strive to do better, not prove how good I already am. I'm still leaps and bounds from where I was, but this week was bad, and I really don't have an excuse this time. Hoping to kill it this last week. In other news, I have the goals I'm going to set for next months challenge already planned.
  12. Retrieved the newly repaired vehicle that was mangled by the deer that hit us on Thanksgiving. Car looks great! Then one of the people working there handed me two big boxes of wafer cookies... now I have even more sugary snacks in my apartment to not eat LOL. Gonna have to have friends over and try to get rid of them that way.
  13. For some reason my store suddenly started carrying individual bottles of Mountain Dew Code Red... oh, how I've missed it... So I've definitely failed on the soda goal for this week... twice now... sheesh. Made it to the gym and ran 1.25 miles this time, so I'm definitely making improvements in my physical ability! But sugar is still a serious problem for me.
  14. I hadn't even heard of it until you asked. Looks like fun!
  15. Wound up sleeping way too long Friday. I've been feeling sluggish again these past few days but I've been making it. Went to the gym on Saturday, did arms, and I think I just didn't eat enough before going because my run was pretty weak compared to previous ones. Still squeezed it out to the 1 mile mark on the elliptical, but I slowed down twice during the run for the first time since I started going to the gym again. Still working on finding good snacks to bring to work and doing meal prep so I'm not tempted to just buy a big sandwich or pizza. Last couple of times
  16. I like magic a bit. I'm more into the circus arts with juggling and devil sticks, and have gotten pretty handy with that, but I'm also working on the sleight of hand. I'm good with a piece of candy or a coin, which is great on the nieces and nephews. But I'm big on all the performance arts. I hope you get some good venues nailed soon!
  17. When I first started as a teenager everyone with whom I had spoken concerning shaving had convinced me that shaving cream and soap was "just expensive goo" and otherwise not worth it. So when I was younger I used one of those 3-4 blade razors on my patches of peach fuzz then just dealt with my incredibly dry and irritated skin lol. Oh, youth. Edit: also, best use of that bloodied smiley face I've seen. LOL
  18. Didn't read the article but I can tell you that shaving WITH the grain on the first go around will reduce the irritation when/if you shave AGAINST on the next go around. Also using a shaving cream/soap reduces friction which will also help.
  19. Did squats, deadlifts, and leg presses last night. Definitely feeling it in my legs today but I ran a mile after the workout and felt awesome. Until I tried to take my shirt off to shower because it was stuck to me lol. Had a protein shake before bed and woke up this morning hungry, which is huge for me, because usually I wake up with a stomach ache. Won't make it to the gym today so today will be rest day and I'll look into more kinds of affordable foods to take with me to work so I can continue to eat clean.
  20. Hit the gym on Tuesday, and going again tonight. Might get there tomorrow as well after work while wife is spending time with her friend she hasn't seen in a while. Did 5x5 bench, row, and pulldown. Tonight I'll do legs. I drank my fill of soda on Monday. No more soda this week! Also I learned that I absolutely cannot eat cheap pizza before bed. Heartburn all day the next morning! I bought a lunch bag. Now to stock up on snack foods. Peanut butter, carrots, etc. Looking forward to controlling more of my diet.
  21. I actually liked adding to my "procedure." I didn't like shaving when I used a disposable blade and nothing special aftershave. Once I personalized it, I enjoyed it more. Fresh smelling pre-shave coconut oil, bowl and brush with a classic smelling shave soap, shaving with something that feels like a tool in my hand, not a toy, and putting on a refreshing aftershave that feels good has made shaving take a lot longer, but it feels more like I'm investing in my appearance which has helped.
  22. Wine drunk.  New feeling.  Not sure how to compute.  Man am I glad I don't drunk type.

  23. Yeah my pharmacist lives near maybe the best donut shop in my state. Oh my goodness these donuts are divine. She brought a box of them to work after I annoyed her for like three months about it cuz they're so good.
  24. The sleep cycle is so fragile. If I stay up one night, I'm staying up the rest of the week. Is a given. Possibly one of the most serious lessons in responsibility and diligence I've ever had.
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