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  2. hahah amazing. i don't wanna come out of relax modeeee
  3. Last night I meditated 3 minutes, read for 10 minutes, and then went to bed on time. This morning, my last call alarm went off at 7:30.... my fitbit had died overnight D: So I am running a bit late today, but not going to beat myself up over it because I got up right at 7:30 when the alarm went off. Yesterday's bright spot was taking Madi for a walk and having her behave perfectly the entire time. That's a rarity
  4. Tracker posted above! 1) Trained yesterday WITH new coach. a) Pushup Position Bird Dogs b) One Leg Romanian Kettlebell Deadlifts c) Deficit Deadlifts 4x3 at 315 d) Close Grip Incline Bench Press 7x2 at 105 e) Supinated Inverted Row 4x10 f) One Leg Back Extension 3x10 per leg 2) Meditated 3 minutes, in a meditation session. 3) Bought a bass guitar. It's one I've been eyeing for a good 1.5 years now, and have been saying that if I can get it under a certain price point used, I'll go for it - and just happened to find it $1 under that price point last night, so just pulled the trigger. It gets here later this week, hopefully. So.... creative outlet? I also have a coloring book in my amazon shopping cart that I'll order along with a few other accessories for my new bass (!!!) 4) Picked out a book to read (finding what to read) is the hardest part 5) Planned my week. Plan is up by 7:15, be working by 7:45. 6) Yesterday's bright spot was that I got to work with my new coach in person a bit, and I was able to focus on what he was telling me and not over analyzing everything or going into paralysis because of it. So that was great.
  5. Okay! Making a tracker here. At the end of each week, I'll copy this post and GREEN successful days and RED non successful days I will still update daily, but this will be my weekly tracker. 1) FOLLOW THE PROGRAM 8/11-9/9 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2) WORK HOURS Get up on time: This week, the goal will be by 7:20 each day, M-F. Read for 10 minutes before bed Work during work hours / Don't work during non work hours Lights out by midnight each day, Su-Th 8/11-9/9 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 3) POSITIVE ATTITUDE Post positive attitude success or "bright spot" here each night 8/11-9/9 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4) MINDFULNESS THROUGHOUT THE DAY Accumulate 3 minutes of mini meditation/mindful moments throughout the day, each day. 8/11-9/9 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 5) GET OUTSIDE AND AWAY FROM SCREENS Go for a walk every day (unless weather prevents this) 8/11-9/9 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  6) FIND A CREATIVE OUTLET 8/11-9/9 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  6. haha yeah they try to tell you it is. buuuuuuut i don't believe it regardless, i am considering music again!
  7. You know what's funny about that? I was actually really disappointed by the music scene when I moved here. I feel that Austin is lacking in live music compared to other cities, by a lot. A lot of bands don't even come here when they tour.
  8. spezzy

    Ravis' Rehab and Reclaimation

  9. Last challenge I spent a lot of time focusing on relaxation, and relieving stress. I made great strides, but this challenge, I want to continue to build on the momentum I built last challenge. Even though I didn't necessarily accomplish my specific goals, I accomplished my overall goal - which was to reduce my stress overall. Last challenge, I did two big things to help with my stress: I hired a coach to do all my programming and help me with all things lifting, to take that off my plate. I started working closer to more "set" hours (self imposed) So let's dig into those first: 1) Follow the Program: I realized that as long as I am coaching other people, coaching myself is going to come last. So in order to prioritize my own training and myself, I hired someone to coach me. This is insanely hard for me - giving up control is terrifying, but I did hire someone I trust, and I like my program. Goal here is to stick with it, and just trust him and listen. 2) Work Set Work Hours The goal here is to work: M-F 7:30-3 + two evenings each week + one weekend morning For those of you who don't know, I work from home - so it's extremely easy for me to just work all day every day because my office is there, my personal computer is my work computer. So sometimes I'll work more than I should not because there's more work, but a combination between doing things that aren't work related in work hours (like ordering paper towels, or shampoo), and just letting the work fill the time I have instead of being strict about boundaries and pushing to be more productive. And that's it. The key here is two things: I need to get up on time I need to stop working when work is over, and not work more just because I can. I need to go to bed on time This also means not starting any new projects just because I've "got time". I'm the queen of wanting to do more, and this challenge is about doing less. Over the last bit of time I've transitioned from getting up at 9-9:30 every morning, to being at work by 8am every day, so now shifting to 7:30 isn't that far off. So, concrete goals here: By the end of the challenge, I'd like to be getting up at 7 each day, and lights out by 11:30pm Read for 10 minutes before bed Work during work hours. Non-work things happen during non work hours. Log time and use Rescue Time to keep myself accountable. Only work my scheduled hours each week (there are plenty of scheduled hours without me adding more, especially if I'm not dilly dallying) 3) Positive Attitude Focus on what I can control and make the best of every situation regardless of what it is. I need to post my bright spot from every day here at the end of each night. One thing that happens is that as soon as I start to get anxious and stressed, I start to get negative thoughts, and then those thoughts make me more anxious and stressed. 4) Mindfulness throughout the day Instead of doing full meditations, which I haven't done great at the last few challenges, I'd like to do 1-3 minute mindfulness sessions throughout the day. Just moments where I do some breathing. I'll set an alarm on my computer. 5) Get outside and away from screens Go for a walk every day, preferably with Madi. We've gotten away from this in the heat and with her being sick - she doesn't want to be outside - so I'm going to have to go in the morning or evening. If she doesn't want to go, i'll go without her. 6) Find a creative outlet Exactly what this says. Find a creative outlet to try to help me relax. I used to play music and draw. Maybe I will again. Who knows - I just need to find something That's it, and plenty. I know it doesn't seem fitness-y, but stress is the base of the pyramid when it comes to health, so I need to get that fixed before I can move forward elsewhere
  10. [[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/