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Snake McClain

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  1. it seems to me the big thing is just to avoid sugars. this process has made me PAINFULLY aware of how much sugar is in every damn thing we buy. It's sort of insane.
  2. Just trying to lay off the junk food and crap completely. Im doing my best and its freaky hard.
  3. Im probably going to make some caveats. To not for sugars but for things like sauces or taco nights (made at home of course)
  4. My eating got rough over the weekend but im back on track now. Im currently completely overhauling my workout routine. Wikk have a day of barbell lifting and the rest will be body weight and plyo stuff and sprints. Trying to come up With a good progression for them. Time restraints arent really allowing me to fit in crossfit but im okay with That because i stillbam doing new things in my workouts. I will say i never thought whole 30 could be so hard. Its like the hardest thing ive ever done. I sort of hate it. Which is probably the reinforcement of the idea i need to do it.
  5. shut your mouth spezzy. nanners are more delicious.
  6. The banana car looks like hes being tortured.
  7. I actually uad a toy of this as a kid. Minus the kittens.
  8. Almond maulk has tons of sugar. So its a no go. Coco nut malk has been doing alright for now and i somewhat enjoy it.
  9. This thread makes me feel like ive stepped into some weord version of the twilight zone. Lol I cant have maulk because i want to do my best to stick to the real thing. If performance and strength can be improved i juat want to see what can happen. Malk is delicious yes but i really just want to.give it my best. So now melk for me. (Note cats that drop kick things are incredible. Must train cat to do so.)
  10. btw this is the most pitiful looking thing I've ever seen....since my challenge thread (i'm trying to keep with the whole un-enthusiastic thing)
  11. So i tried to quote just about all of you and basically I was told I tried to reply to too many quoted blocks of text. So to sum it up... You are all crazy with the cat pictures, and EmCee your ryan gosling photo made me laugh really hard. Loren Wade your catgif is going to give me nightmares. So I have been doing well overall with my eating although I'm having a rather unhealthy psychological breakdown over my lack of milk (Loren knows what I mean as he's seen it). Other than that I'm doing okay mostly. Today I had a protein shake (just water) and two beers. I know beer isn't allowed but I just started this job a few weeks ago and it was one of the guys birthday and I need to get to know them, and they went out of their way to invite me so I figured I'd join in. Other than that I have not eaten today (i got up at 4 am with only 4 hours of sleep because of an appointment so that messed me up) and I'm pretty tired. but other than today things are fine...except I still want milk. To answer KnightWatch and CoreyD unfortunately I don't have any good links to provide information to. I've studied (on different times) two different certifications and they all seem to cover MOSTLY the same stuff. I don't know why one certification seems to be held in higher regard than others but the two that seem to get the most positive response is the NASM and the ACE. There may be a couple other good ones but they get the best attention it seems. Okay so I love the cat gifs and I'm pretty sure Staci somehow conned you into posting them (though she claims otherwise). One problem with my goals right now. I want to do crossfit buuuuuuuut work is being pretty rough. i spend a lot of hours there and I have no idea how I can fit it into my schedule. So somehow I'll have to figure this out. right now I'm thinking heavy lifting at my gym (m-w) and trying to hit some crossfit on thurs-sat/sun when applicable. Sadly I don't think I'll be able to give the intensity that I'd like to but I may be able to further manipulate my schedule soon to be conducive to my goals. We shall see. So if we take a team vote can I have some milk? Also thanks for the posts. They've made me laugh pretty hard after a really long exhausting day.
  12. Okay so I don't like doing challenges. I often just have goals that I constantly add in or take away as the days of my life go on (the days of our lives style) and I don't always see the need to keep a thread going about all that I'm doing. Enter Loren Wade. The rotten no good wolf-person decides to give me a hard time about not doing challenges. Fine Loren. You win. You turd. I'm doing a challenge. I don't always stick to updating things but this time I'm gonna really try for it! Plus my "special lady friend" (as she hates to be called) will pretty much keep me in line with my eating goals. beyond that the rest is on me and will be hard. So here goes. GOAL 1: Whole 30. That's right. The thing I said I'd never do I am now doing. Except I am having protein powder. Because I sort of need it to maintain some of the size I have and such. This could change if I can manage enough protein via food a day but that is tough for me at this time. But yes. Whole 30 here I go. And if I like it...you know what...maybe I'll keep at it with the occasional non "whole" meal. Who knows. For now though just 30 days to start. GOAL 2: Cross-fit time. That's right. I am now going to work in cross-fit to my normal routine. That doesn't mean every day...although if I CAN do it every day I will. My mission here is to have a lifting session one part of the day and do a WOD on another. I am going to need to spend some time really learning the olympic lifts in order to do this and some other things like muscle ups etc but I'm just going to go for it. I want to make a minimum of three wods a week but no more than 5...maybe 6 if it won't stress me out too much. but as it stands I work a lot right now and it may be hard to find the time to get out of work to go do the cross-fit classes and get back in time. So schedule depending on this one. GOAL 3: Finish my personal training certification. I am already a personal trainer. I get paid to do this. I just don't have my cert yet. Yes it's bizarre and a lot of people will read this and think, 'that's really messed up.'...well that's irrelevant. I just need to finish the studying and take the damn test. gah. somehow I have to find time for this and get it done. Haven't really figured that one out yet. I'm not happy about this. It's Wade's fault.
  13. Well to be honest i did so/so. the reason i don't like doing challenges is every time i've tried one something happens in life that derails me a bit. this time it was a move. I can say that one of my goals was to save money and lower my debt. i wanted to be out completely but that wasn't going to happen at my job anyway. i did get it severely lower though. i did move across country though so that is sort of a big deal. one of my goals was to "seriously increase my bench press" and i can say with certainty i have done that. i finally broke the 225 barrier and i'm pretty happy about that. One of the others was to hit the rower at least three times a week post workout and always be under the 10minute mark for 2k. i have succeeded in this every time i've attempted it the only issue is i dont have a rower where i work (and workout as i have a job at a gym) and i can't be on it as often as i'd like. my best time doing the 2k post workout though was a an 8:24 and that is pretty solid considering if followed heavy squats and a series of light overhead squats and some lunges. I felt good about it. other goal finish my personal training certification. still haven't done that one. definite fail there. overall i'm happy to a degree with my success. but really disappointed about the non cert.
  14. makes me sad i can never make these. so many people. in indiana we have nothing.
  15. love the eye patch smiley. You crack me up.
  16. Physical Goal number 4 success! The goal: 4) Make my bench press go up considerably. Its seriously lacking and I hate it. I hit a 225lb bench press today. this is a goal i always wanted since before i ever started lifting. i've worked hard and finally got it today! that is a pr of the previous 200lbs. finally. i never imagined i could do this. so from here on out any extra pounds on my bench are a big bonus. it was the slowest and hardest 1rm i've ever done of any lift ever. so happy.
  17. IT'S A MAGICAL MYSTERY CHALLENGE! Play song while reading for optimum results <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Hnrsqf33MXA?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> There have been repeated psychological studies telling us that if we tell others our goals, we are less likely to complete them. This is because when we announce it to others and our friends or families say, "Oh hey that sounds awesome can't wait to see it congratulations holy crap you're amazing" then what happens is we FEEL (mentally) accomplished and are less likely to achieve the goal because the feeling of completeness has already been felt. This is a MAJOR issue for me (i literally just realized this yesterday). Here is a video explaining it a little better than I did and it follows it up with some citations. http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_keep_your_goals_to_yourself.html So I welcome you to... A MAGICAL MYSTERY CHALLENGE! So I have a list of goals. That i will keep to myself. I will also only GRADE myself. And at the end of the challenge (if i can remember to come back here and update) i will announce what my goals were. No one will know what my goals were or are. And as I go through the challenge I will not update and let people know how the challenge is going as any congratulatory response "glad to hear you're making progress SNAKE!" could derail me as well. So in other words don't talk to me. Don't tell me how you think i'm doing great. Don't cheer me on. Shut up and leave me alone so I can get this $#!% done! Goals: (physical) 1. ??? ??? ????? ??????? ??? ????? ? ???? ??? ?? ????? ? ??. ??????? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?? ????? ?? ????????. 2. ???? ???? ????? ????? ? ????. ?? ??? ???? ???? ?????. 3. ??????? ?? ???????? (???? ?? ????????) ???? ??? ???? ??? ?????. 4. ?????? ?? ????? ???? ????????????. ?? ???????? ????? ????? ???. Goals (personal) 1. ???? ?? ????? ??? ? ??? ???? ???????? ????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????? ?? ? ??? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????. 2. ?????? ?? ???????? ???????? ????????????? ?? ??? ??? ?? ????????. My personal goal is probably going to be my hardest as it is personal. Physical goals are easier for me to achieve. that last one is going to be really challenging. In a lot of ways i've realized i always quit or rather I just never follow through with things when I say I want to do something. I'm currently doing this to myself now. So this is my way to jump start it. i'll see it in front of me and I won't be able to deny what it is but no one else will get to know what it is. Now if you're really really clever you can count the question marks and spaces and see if you can figure out what the words are. I have typed out (using only question marks) but I seriously don't see that happening. You can try your had at it if you like. good luck.
  18. i am very excited to see how this plays out. I have nothing but faith in you my friend.
  19. thanks dudes. this explanation actually makes sense to me. Now to decide on a belt...
  20. i've actually been lead to believe this is a pretty accurate description of their work day.
  21. I tell you what guys. maybe you can answer something for me. After a discussion with a friend the other night i'm considering starting using a belt. That said with research i have seen that belts can help you get stronger. But my question is why? Like...i keep seeing the same explanation but it doesnt make sense to me. so please someone explain HOW it helps. not just that it does. not just the "intra-abdominal pressure" thing. explain why this makes the core stronger.
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