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  1. I know I'm super late to this thread, but as an FYI - there is a nationwide Adderall shortage (this is per my daughter who is working as a pharmacy tech. she's dealing with a lot of people who are frustrated). Apparently it's not every dosage, so if your dad is having issues, he can talk to his doctor about a different dosing schedule. Also, genetics say that I'm not going to go gray until I'm like 70 and I am fairly jealous of people with pretty gray / silver hair.
  2. Not that I am aware of. The Swiffer top doesn't easily come off and when I Googled, I didn't find any readily available instructions. Realistically, we had that Swiffer for a good number of years, so it's not like it was wasteful to buy a new product. Also, I think we are giving it to my MIL, so it's not going to a landfill. I suppose I should give an update: Everything is just ...busy. I'm not really good without a schedule, but then I also don't stick to a schedule, so a lot of time I'm kind of treading water. I haven't updated my calendar since May and it's mocking me a bit at the moment. I did make focaccia yesterday and it was amazing. So there is that.
  3. Can you share this recipe? Also, things I could talk about for 15 minutes: Lab Distribution and / or contracting Value Analysis Setting up a themed dinner Pros and cons of macaroni and cheese techniques How seals are consistently mistreated by other animals
  4. So me working at the gym went FB official this week (yesterday). It's super exciting and I'm definitely pumped. So far this week, I've hit all the classes I've intended (yoga tomorrow morning, so I actually have to go to complete this). I am behind on tomatoes, but it's because I didn't appropriately quantify some work. I should actually be able to make up a bit of it today provided I actually work. Oh! I also found a solution to my mopping headache! I bought a mop similar to a swiffer, but lets me create my own cleaning solution. This way, I can use a neutral cleaner but still have the convenience of on demand mopping. I've actually gotten mopping done, so it's already a success. Eating has been going well, but not great. I could do better, but it's also hard without additional support. My husband is hanging in there, but is struggling to continue to be motivated.
  5. Wait, your 'Gram isn't just funny memes and you eating? I've missed something (not really, I noticed the move).
  6. Guess it's time for a catch up. Work conference took up a lot of time and people energy. Then we went back to the 1950's and I chose to distance myself from the internet for my own good for a few days. Yoga this weekend went well; here is the story behind it. . . I got to meet one of my brother's gf's. He's in a non-traditional poly relationship, which includes two trans women, one of whom drove down to come to yoga with us. My brother has been super quiet about this aspect of his relationship, because he's concerned about how my parents will react. So it was really awesome that he was comfortable enough to let me meet her. She is super nice and I like her a lot better than his last gf. It was also a little stressful though, as I needed to keep my mother from coming to yoga without telling her why I didn't want her to come to yoga. We ended up missing the cookout, because I'd had enough of people.
  7. Sylvaa did the thing. I'm putting it in spoilers for no reason than I don't want it to seem like advertising.
  8. Ironically, my tomato plant is looking pretty sad at the moment. We moved it to see if it needed more sunlight, but uncertain. But there are always tomatoes. Hmmm... Sylvaa makes a thread then doesn't post.... totally on brand. It's been a normal week. I got back into the (almost) every morning gym routine and have my runs planned. It's also the start of summer vacations at work, which means lots of vacations, so a little more relaxed. I also solved my mopping problem - I bought a Swiffer alternative that lets me use my own products, so I don't have to drag out a mop and bucket every time I need to clean the floor. I am way too excited about this.
  9. I mean, I'm not new. But this is 100% me. You know I'll be following you,!
  10. I keep starting challenges, but not finishing them. It's not that I'm not doing things, it's just that interacting and posting has become difficult. So in honor of my fellow Don't Wannas, I'm going to do my best to at least post occasionally. Or something. This is coming up on some really busy weeks for me. W0: Saturday volunteering Saturday test W1: Travel to DC area for a work conference Tu - Th Yoga Saturday (there is a story with this that makes it remarkable, but I'm keeping mum) Saturday cookout with people W2: Taking the GB to the Dr W3: My birthday D&D W4: Also nothing W5: Work travel to NC Also, I signed up for a Rugged Maniac in July that I need to train for and I've found Deka Strong, which I absolutely love, so now I'm training for better times for the next one in September. This challenge will look pretty similar to all others I do. But maybe I'll continue to post or something.
  11. So I don't necessarily like running. It'll never by my favorite thing, but I've realized that running makes things I like to do easier. So getting better at running leads me to have more enjoyment at things I like to do. It's not the best motivation, depending on how well it factors into what you like to do. Also, do you hate it because you aren't good at it? Or for other reasons? If it's for the second, I 100% support the people above to who say alternative cardio (you my friend, look like a EMOM Kettlebell swing type of guy to me).
  12. This is the perfect time of year for a hiking meet up!
  13. Ridiculous Update Time: So went to Denver. I ended up having weird and crazy feet swelling and overall just general crappiness. I think it was a combination of the second week of travel and traveling to Denver (I don't do well in Denver and this is not the first time I've felt badly after travel - and I didn't stay in my normal hotel, which could have something to do with it). *sigh* the joys of travel. So feeling better now, I'll be back to the grind shortly.
  14. Thanks! I'm on the road this week again, so updating is hard. But I'll do a run down when I get home Thursday!
  15. I love cake pops, especially when they are homemade, so I am willing to wait. Fun fact: spice cake with cream cheese icing is the bomb. 5/12: What did I do? Gym - am 15 min AMRAP / rest 2 minutes / 15 min AMRAP 6 min core Gym - pm Squat work / accessories OHP work / accessories Shine 8 work tomatoes. It was a busy, but productive day. I need a better system for when I don't hit my tomatoes and making sure I'm catching up. cleaned the hall bathroom finished baking cakes (I made 3 overall) and did a bunch of dishes. What did I eat? spinach egg white scramble with salsa and cheese / protein toast burritos mango banana protein smoothie (which was perfect. literally smooth like gelato) popcorn chicken (we were supposed to have fish, but I didn't eat enough before the gym, so I needed something I didn't have to work to make) hot chocolate How did I feel? Another good day. I had part of the difficult conversation with my husband and it was really a "he didn't think about it" scenario (which is what I expected) What didn't I do? I had planned on cleaning the primary bathroom, but didn't. I also had a task that got added to my plate yesterday that I didn't complete yet.
  16. My girls are making cake pops today / tomorrow. So I can't eat it until tomorrow.
  17. 5/11: What did I do? No gym. I decided to sleep in and go later on in the day, but there was a schedule change and the afternoon class was cancelled Got through 7 tomatoes at work for the day AND crossed off an outstanding task on my list Also swept, vacuumed, and mopped And baked a cake What did I eat? Egg whites with spinach, cheese, and salsa + toast Burritos spinach and goat cheese Hasselback chicken hot chocolate rice cake with nutella How did I feel? Another decent day. I wanted to go to the gym, but not going made my evening less rushed, which was also nice. What didn't I do? Still slacking on a handful of e-mails I need to send out. Not a priority, but something that I need to get done. I also need to get some prep done for end of year evals, which I haven't done yet.
  18. My husband and I have been using an app for meal planning and this is one of the recipes, so it's a specific recipe. But it's still amazing. We eat them pretty much every other week. I've done it before in a handful of races, but never during training. And honestly, I don't know the weights of either tires, so I don't know comparatively how heavy or not these were. But it was still fun.
  19. Fingers crossed that you can talk to the trainer then! I agree that interns should be able to learn, but I'd think that someone else would be there overseeing them. It's hard enough to get back in the swing of gyms and workouts without having anything get you discouraged. It sucks, but hopefully it gets better!
  20. 5/10: What did I do? Bootcamp in the am. We did 4 - 6 min AMRAPs (well, technically, 3 were 6 minutes and the last was an unspecified amount of time Strength in the pm this was fairly uneventful, although I did get to flip the big tire. I spoke about this a bit in another thread, but the trainer for this class is new to training and he's horrible at programming. It's getting to the point that there really isn't a strength and conditioning class and the group is getting fairly frustrated. Luckily, we were able to speak to the owner, but it really makes me want to get my personal training certification to be able to teach this class. Only 5 things on my work list. I had forgotten to do something that was supposed to have been completed by 5/1, so I had to go back and finish it. I probably could have made the project more than 1 tomato, but rules are rules. My husband helped me get all of the things done on my home list, which was really nice What did I eat? pumpkin protein pancakes with turkey bacon bean and cheese burritos (these are homemade and amazing) bbq chicken and sweet potatoes with a cranberry spinach salad hot chocolate rice cake with cookie butter How did I feel? Today was a decent day. I didn't really have anything making waves. I do have something I need to talk to my husband about that I've been putting off (but is coming to a point where I can't put it off), so I'm a little nervous about that What didn't I do? the call I was supposed to prep for was cancelled, so that came off my plate until next week. I have to make 6 ppt slides and write a few e-mails that I missed. As long as I focus, I'll get a lot of things done today
  21. Is there a trainer at the gym you can talk to about your concerns? We are having a similar issue with one of the new trainers at my gym (he's just not used to programming and doesn't do a good job at it). It's super frustrating, particularly for some of the people who aren't physically able to do everything he puts into the workouts (and he's not good at modifying). I hope you find a good answer to your situation!
  22. Real talk, I love breakfast. Like I could eat it every day for every meal and never get tired of it. 5/9: What did I do? Gym Supersets Assisted Pull-ups / Bosu ball push ups Supersets Burpee rope slams / mountain climbers Supersets goblet squats / lunges (maybe? I don't remember) Supersets lat pull downs / cross body hammer curls 15 minute AMRAP abs turtle crunches leg lifts vertical toe touches reverse crunches I had more work meetings than I would have liked and then I slacked. Only hit 6 things on my list What did I eat? protein pumpkin pancakes with turkey bacon turkey sandwich with yogurt (on the side, not in the sandwich) green smoothie bbq chicken and sweet potatoes with a cranberry spinach salad hot chocolate How did I feel? A little frustrated. I ended up making three separate dinners because my daughter didn't like what I was making for the kids and I didn't have to tell her yes, but it was the easier answer. Not too bad until I also had the grandchild wanting attention. And no one else was on the main floor, so I was trying to get everything done while getting back up, which didn't happen. What didn't I do? prep for a call tomorrow (5/11). I'll work on it today instead
  23. 5/6 What did I do? I had a full rest day. I didn't get home until really late, so my 5:30 gym time didn't happen. I had originally planned to run, but it rained all day. I hit 8 tasks at work, which is the first day in a while I've been that productive Nothing else really, it was a nice relaxing day What did I eat? Eggs with salsa and hashbrowns (at home though, so they were considerably better Meatballs and hashbrowns for dinner My stomach wasn't feeling the thing today, so light on food and just relaxing How do I feel? I was tired all day and the weather wasn't helping. Other than that, it wasn't bad What didn't I do? Expenses are still outstanding I was also supposed to go support my husband while he did a fundraiser, but with the weather I noped out 5/7 What did I do? Deka Strong training Yoga Laundry What did I eat? Chocolate chip muffin for breakfast Meat and cheese with toast for a snack Daughter's birthday dinner - kani salad and two sushi rolls from a local place How do I feel? Still in recovery from the travel. I was a little irritated because my husband and I played Lost Ark with two friends and got hard carried through some things. I struggle to get my husband to understand that I want to be good at whatever I do (even games) and being carried through anything is just super not fun for me. What didn't I do? I needed to do some cleaning that I still haven't gotten to. 5/8 What did I do? Spartan training (running and obstacle work - I need to prioritize grip strength) What did I eat? French Toast with sausage Biscuits and gravy How do I feel? I wanted to get some extra "me" time with it being mother's day and instead I ended up with a lot of toddler time. I don't mind, but I just wasn't in the right mindset for that nonsense What didn't I do? I got more cleaning done than I had, but I'm not done yet. Last week, my husband forgot to put out the trash, so I'm taking it easy until tomorrow.
  24. 5/5 What did I do? 30 minutes on the elliptical 20 minute AMRAP 15 24" box step overs 10 weighted sit ups 5 push ups Travel day, so just the usual meetings and the like What did I eat? same breakfast from yesterday salad for lunch; spinach, turkey, cranberries, goat cheese and apples with vinaigrette wine and chocolate for dinner. It's called balance Feelings nothing major, although I had hoped to sleep on the plane and the guy in the middle seat was a talker. Not to me thankfully, but to the guy on the end. Also, he was loud What didn't I do? I did have one thing I needed to complete that I put off until today, but it's already done!
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