Grumble

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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgC-FCZ9B-w I don't even know how it got started, but a person accused me of using too many vowels (we were not friends, I had just met her at a bday party and she did not understand my sense of humor), I think it was because I was alliterating sentences to the delight of small children and the annoyance of their parents. In that theme, I am going to associate all of my goals with a vowel. A- Accelerate I still need to get faster, so to do that I will be incorporating tempo and interval running to replace one of my shorter distance days. If I make the distance, then great, if I don't then oh well. E - Elevate This last 10k trail run proved I need to do more than just run on the streets. SO I will be adding more trail running as well as hill work. This will also replace a shorter run day. I - Implement I have a bunch of unfinished projects at home, the burning project I made for my wife still isn't stained and mounted, a raspberry pi calendar still isn't finished (had some driver issues and got distracted), and my garage is still a mess. I will be tackling these in order of effort, so the plan is to have the burning finished by end of week one, calendar by end of week 2, and spend the next two weeks finishing the garage. I've made big efforts (Year of Clean, not forgotten, just not hyped), but I still have a ways to go. O - Ohmmmmm I talked last challenge about working on my headspace, and the little bit of mindful meditation has really helped. To that end I will be using the Headspace alexa app, anything more than 10 minutes a day doesn't really fill me with excitement, but 10 minutes of focusing on focusing is something I can do daily. U - Unplug I got called out by my wife for being on my phone too much. So I will work on that. At 8:30pm, if I am home, I will take my phone to the bedroom and plug it in. If I don't maintain this after two weeks, I will install an app that locks my phone down except for phone calls and text messages. Any recommendations are appreciated. A: [][][][] E: [][][][] I: [][][] O: [][][][][][][]x4 U: [][][][][][][]x4 I don't do sometimes vowels. Make up your damn mind y.
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    JustCallMeAmber's Holly Jolly Christmas

    I mean, we have some new challengers who have never seen it...
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    Mike Wazowski’s Habbit Laboratory

    You're officially the ambassador of acronyms.
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    Harriet's Emergency Stopgap

    Welcome to nutrition conversations. So you're maintenance calories are whatever level they are to maintain the weight you want? Sounds like you could be bulking or cutting or staying static. The grand scope of what I'm trying to get at (in a round about poorly explained way now that I reread my ramblings) is that the concepts are not so set in stone that you have to bulk cycle or cut cycle. You decide what is best for you based on your goals and let them change as your needs change.
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    Mike Wazowski’s Habbit Laboratory

    Considering the season and your penchant for Trader Joes, I really wasn't stretching my imagination much.
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    Farflight fights the lords of winter....

    Pardon the double post, but I had to respond to this. There's forgetting about fashion, then there's crocs. Also. Shorts and a ski mask. You might as well knock on doors to check on peoples plumbing.
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    Harriet's Emergency Stopgap

    I agree with @farflight insofar as doing a bulk/cut cycle is unneccessary. You also can't say, ok, I'm fat I need to cut. Or I'm skinny, I need to eat more. (although if you're skinny and lifting, you probably need to eat more anyway) You may discover that your maintenance with your increased lifting is your cutting calories.
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    Grumble gains inVOWELuable knowledge

    Setting times for things makes me skip them. My mind does not work in a regimented fashion. I find the setting a time to clear my thoughts works less efficiently, than taking a time to do it when it's useful, whether that be just before bed or after a mind numbing meeting or something stressful has occurred.
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    Harriet's Emergency Stopgap

    I'm speaking from personal experience, but yes, it worked for me. As for Wolverine, You may not be canadian enough.
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    Farflight fights the lords of winter....

    I was going to respond, but I see @Tanktimus the Encourager has already applied the appropriate level of burn.
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    Blocky goes back through the Stargate...

    Yea, it adds about a half an inch to the plate. I'll put up a video sometime in the next week or so and show you what it's like.
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    Harriet's Emergency Stopgap

    The internet will tell you whatever you want. Be careful with that. I, personally, Do Not Believe in the traditional bulk and cut cycling. I think that our bodies aren't meant to fluctuate like that, or at least mine isn't. I dropped a shit ton of weight this year. I still have more weight to lose, but as far as calories consumed I have not really changed anything. What I did change was how clean I was eating. And it made a massive difference. I think making decisions to adjust your diet depending on your goals are what you should do, but not making a major change on HOW you eat. And if you are fat, you have a readymade energy source you carry around with you. I feel like that should get some emphasis. Why would you want to increase calories to get energy for muscles when you need to teach your body to use the energy you already have. I'm 36, I've been working out since high school and learning to eat better since I was 26ish. I'm just NOW starting to understand all the crap I've been reading for the past decade+. Read everything, question everything twice. In the end find what works for you.
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    CM doesn't Panic!

    Are you trying to see how upset I can be on the internet? Because it feels like you're trying.
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    Blocky goes back through the Stargate...

    Nope. The recommended weight for each pair is 600 lbs. So I wouldn't need a second until I got past 6 45 plates, a pair of 5s, a pair of 2.5s, and the bar. So, Plenty of life for a single set of hexbumpers.
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    CM doesn't Panic!

    BUT THEY WERE ALSO MOVIES THAT MESS WITH THE TIMELINE OF THE MOVIES. ARGHBALTHDGKLGJDFL:TRU:. /sigh.
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    Mike Wazowski’s Habbit Laboratory

    HAM= Hard as a Motherfucker IN @MikeW's case, it was more akin to devouring an entire box of Peppermint Joe Joes from Trader Joes in one sitting.
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    The Holiday Special

    I learned this watching an Alan Thrall video a month or so ago.Or maybe it was Buff Dudes. I might spend too much time youtube fitness channels.
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    Blocky goes back through the Stargate...

    I realized that sounded braggy and it was not meant to be. I was just affirming how strong Blocky is (stronger than me) https://hexbumper.com I own these and backed them on kickstarter. Absolute fucking amazing for deadlifghting with hex plates and honestly one of my staples at the gym, even if I don't DL. They're 2.5 lbs each and those tiny plates are impossible to find in a commercial gym. The very best compliment you can pay to a powerlifter.
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    CM doesn't Panic!

    It's about a 25 (now 27 or 28) year old man who listens/reads harry potter for the first time and is appropriately snarky about it with harry potter super nerds as guest hosts (I think a few episodes even have the owner of the Potterotica website on, which is fantastic in its own right (and which I didn't know existed until this podcast)). I think its hilarious. THE BEST. Better in memory. I got into a discussion saturday night about how captain planet existed to promote the socialist agenda. Also the best. There are people who like Land Before Time and people who are wrong.
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    Harriet's Emergency Stopgap

    Effective for What? (Not rhetorical, I want to hear your answer.) Very strong. Much lift. So improve. Wow.
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    JustCallMeAmber's Holly Jolly Christmas

    So what you're saying is we need to revisit it every page?
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    Grumble gains inVOWELuable knowledge

    If I ever get to that point, I will be sure to let you know.