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  1. Spezzy Focuses

    okay, so update. 1) I've meditated 5 minutes each day the last 2 days. 2) Yesterday I did some conditioning and went for a 30 minute walk 3) This week is a bit crazy work and life wise, so I am just getting in workouts where I can until the weekend. I haven't put together my programming yet, but I will by the end of the week. 4) I've been hanging out just under 160lb (like 159.3-159.8) after losing 2lb last week, so want to just keep under 160 this week. Trying not to drop too quickly. This morning's workout - I did bench press, dumbbell push press, waiter's walks, and incline bench for a super quick under 1 hour workout.
  2. Spezzy Focuses

    hiiiiiii anxiety is the worst - lets use this challenge to get through it! what are you doing to help make it less?
  3. Miss Marissa cuts the excuses

    have you seen amy's emotional eating toolkit? she has a mindful moment as a part of that that I think is fantastic. aaaaaalso I keep my gym bag in the car. Granted, I don't have to put new clothes in it or anything, but all of my "workout gear" is always in the car. I always keep a few pairs of socks and tshirts in the car as well, just in case. following along!
  4. Spezzy Focuses

    Still headspace, and still love it, and still think it's the best of all the things I've tried. I think one big problem that I was having was that I was requiring a 10-15 minute session each day and my brain just isn't ready for that right now. Headspace has options for 3 and 5 minute sessions so I've started back up with that - and accepting that it's okay if I can only do 5 minutes at a time right now, and as it gets easier, I can switch back to the longer sessions.
  5. Spezzy Focuses

    awwwwww this makes me want a kitten again. For me having a concrete goal that will help me out no matter what my long term goals are has definitely helped spark some excitement again. Here's hoping it sticks
  6. Spezzy Focuses

    Hi! I agree. It's definitely taken over little by little and it's time to take control. Thanks
  7. Spezzy Focuses

    Hi The last few challenges have been a struggle for me, and over the last few weeks i've really sat down to try to figure out why, and I think that, unlike times when I was totally rocking challenges, I haven't really focused on the long term goals like I used to. For example, when I very first started, competing at CrossFit regionals was a huge goal - and then after that, I wanted to do USAPL Nationals. But after I did both of those things, I kind of started coasting and wasn't sure what I wanted to do long term and lost my self discipline. And the truth is, I'm still not 100% sure what I want to do long term. I like strongman so far, and worlds sounds like a good long term goal, but I'd like to do a local show first before I set any goals like that. But the stress of not knowing what I want to do has made it worse, so for now, I'm going to accept that I need some time to figure it out. But while I figure that out, I've do have some goals in the meantime that I really want to hit, and should be able to by the end of 2017. They are: Performance wise, I'd like: 1) 200kg+ deadlift 2) 5+ strict muscle ups in a row 3) Be able to be in a comfortable scorpion pose on my forearms (this is a mobility goal) 4) Get back under 153-155lb (so basically back in the 148.8lb weight class) Level Up My Life: 5) I really want my anxiety to stop controlling me. Somewhere over the last few years I let my anxiety take over, and I stopped trusting myself and believing in myself. 6) I've got a few big professional goals I'd like to hit. So I'm going to be okay with not having a longer term goal right now, knowing I need some time to figure it out, instead of forcing goals to fit a goal I'm unsure about. So this challenge: Fitness: 1) Do programming at the beginning of each week for the upcoming week, and stick to it. (1,2,3) Include conditioning 2x per week (4) Include some sort of yoga 2x per week (3, 2) Nutrition: 2) Whole 30 plus dairy, rice, and oats (I know this seems like not whole 30, and it's not - but it's what works for me). (4) Every meal has at least a cup of vegetables (4) Every meal has to be plated (4) Level Up My Life: 3) At least 5 minutes of meditation daily (5) 4) At least 2 hours per week focusing on professional goals. (6) 5) At least a 20 minute walk each day without phone (5) And that's it!
  8. Spezzy's 7 Year Nerdiversary

    So seven years ago, on September 7th, 2010, I started my first challenge with Nerd Fitness. I had never done a weighted squat before and one of my goals was running. Oh how things have changed. Also, two days before the end of the challenge, I will turn 34. Holy crap. When did that happen? This challenge, though, doesn't differ from my first challenge in some ways. My two main goals for that challenge were to get faster, and stronger. Which are still things I'm working on just... not in the running aspect hah! Last challenge I decided to make the switch to focus on strongman training, and I hired a coach. He's going to help me fix all my imbalances and also teach me strongman. He's doing all of my programming, so that's something amazing I don't have to do. My original plan was a 440 deadlift on my birthday, but unfortunately I'm meeting with a surgeon on Tuesday and likely will be getting surgery at some point during this challenge, so for my lifting goal it's just going to be TBD instead for now. Anyway, since it's my 7th Nerdiversary, and the end of my early 30's, I'm going to have 7 goals and totally rock them. A lot of these are some general habits I want to get in place, so they seem small but with 7 they need to be. 1) Lifting Goal / Strongman Goal: TBD 2) Write out my schedule the night before and follow it the next day. 3) Track food - at least 5 days per week. 4) Study - I have a few certs I want to get. Study at least 2x per week. 5) Madi - 20 minutes training each day. Continue to walk 1+ miles every morning with Mads. 6) Sleeping - no phone 30 min before bed. start using alarm clock instead of phone. read 20 minutes per night. Meditate at least 20 times throughout the challenge. 7) My Website - Get an MVP version up and running.
  9. [[Note from spezzy: the other thread got to be 150 pages and started to break stuff, so I closed it and we're starting again here.]] [[Those of you new to this thread, here's Bruce's original intro: I saw that there was a womens only thread. And out of politeness i did not read it because a) I don't want to hear about their lady parts or whatever and it is just none of my business and rude. So I thought i would start a men's only thread in the hopes we could talk about men's health issues. Improvements to our man specific health due to exercise and lifting....so for any women reading this right now I would ask that you please stop.....go ahead and go...right now...*ahem*.....]] This is just a continuation from here: http://www.nerdfitness.com/community/showthread.php?7707-Men-ONLY-please/