MikeW

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  1. MikeW

    Mike Wazowski Does...Something

    Thanks friend!!! <3! Awww thank you! Let’s wait to see success before crowning me with any hero status haha. Haha this was an internet black hole of some sort, I’m pretty sure.
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    courtniemarie goes on two trips and a show

    Recipe??? Might need to shamelessly steal that for meal prep. So many wins - especially getting outside and enjoying the fresh air! Then it's just a single serving, right?!?
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    Mike Wazowski Does...Something

    so stronk. very Monday. Week 2, Day 1: Pretty great first day at work. Caught up with a couple new teammates and got to know them better, think I may have even succeeded at making a bit of a new work friend, which is a very nice step for me, not normally one to make friends quickly. Taught kids after work, then had a great dinner date and made plans for a follow-up date. Chatted on the phone for a bit with a friend after the date too, and went to bed with the feeling that my life is really full and rich (not full in the sense of nothing more could be added to it, but full in the sense that a lot of the big rocks and the smaller pebbles are filling in and making each day a great day for me). Sleep: 7 - need to carve out waaaaay more tonight to catch up on sleep from the past couple days Dance: Good mindset going in, just teaching because of date Fun: Date #3 with a guy - really enjoyable conversation over dinner. I'm gonna try and make this thing about connecting with other humans every day for the rest of the challenge - here goes nothing! Mobility: Daily flow only. Need to start doing foot stretching more often, it was daily for a while but has fallen a lot in frequency. Pray: Yep, this is turning into a nice morning habit Calories: Noooooope. Went out for dinner, indulged in too much ice cream after. Hit my dessert allotment for the next two weeks, so it's gonna be two weeks of making do with no sweet treats. #accountability Mindfulness: Totally forgot, maybe shouldn't be relying on ADHD brain to remember to put a new habit into my day at an unspecified time (and by maybe, I mean definitely - that was a really obvious oversight on the new habit planning front). Professional Dev: Zilch - had a half hour I could've spent reading which instead was spent....???? I honestly have no idea how I spent it
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    Mike Wazowski Does...Something

    Guess we're gonna post 3x in a row. Gym today (upper body and abs): 0. Movement / joint warmup, handstands practice - hit some pretty solid handstands! 1. Straight arm frog stand (front planche precursor, with neutral hands like you'd have on paralettes): 3 x 10 s - Super w/ ab wheel: 3 x 15 2. Tuck front lever hold on rings: 3 x 30 s - Super w/ rings L-sit: 3 x ~13s 3. Headstand pushups: 3 x 5 - Super w/ hollow hold variations - 3x 5 8-counts 4. Chin ups: 10, 9, 5+6 (didn't take enough rest before set 3 - Super w/ compression hold: 3 x 13 s 5.Abs finisher: 10# for 3x8: weighted v-sit, straight leg chest press, boat position Russian twist
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    courtniemarie goes on two trips and a show

    Oof, that is quite the eventful trip! At least lesson learned for next time? Yay for low bloat!
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    Mike Wazowski Does...Something

    Week 1, Days 5-7: Did some social things, mostly just dance stuff - there was a visiting coach on Saturday and the kids had a class that I walked away with a ton of info from, which was excellent. Also hung out with the competitive amateurs afterwards and danced a couple competition rounds together - it was great to hang out with some of the people we travel to comps with. Had a coffee date Saturday morning - guy was interesting as a person, but I knew I had zero romantic interest. Did discover a cool, pretty quiet coffee shop so maybe a place where I'll start doing some professional dev work on weekends or something. Went to a new church with a friend this morning and had breakfast afterward, so actually a pretty social weekend for me (yes, I'm an introvert and I know it). Only habits I really struggled with this week were sleep and mindfulness. Going to make a concerted effort to hit both of those in the coming week. Also, I FINALLY hung a wall-mounted bike rack after moving the box around my apartment for a month - feels good to have one big thing off the to-do list! Also also, I am flirting with the idea of starting a part-time master's degree (Statistics, doubling down on my nerdiness and making me more qualified for work as a data scientist) and want to start carving out time for outside of work technical or professional skill development in preparation for that. I'm thinking I'll need about 9 working hours a week to handle a 3-credit hour class every term, so I'm going to start tracking how much time I spend, without setting a goal for it for the rest of this challenge. With a recent role change at work, there's plenty of new skills for me to learn, so it's time to get crackin'!
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    Gemma re-wires a Lamp Post

    Aww man, that's a rough week. Sounds like you made the most of it though!!
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    courtniemarie goes on two trips and a show

    Yo!!! Hope the camping trip was wonderful!
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    RedStone Can

    Yessss that’s awesome on the strength gains front!! And the frugal date, and getting your mornings to feel like better parts of your day. Lotsa wins for you!
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    RedStone Can

    Ya, I’m not a fan of the way this mom handled delivering that message to her daughter. Especially in public! It was irksome, because I agreed with the content of her message - lucky charms and cupcakes are not high quality fuel and might be a recipe for a sugar crash. Burn it needed more compassion and more privacy to land without shame.
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    Mike Wazowski Does...Something

    Week 1, Day 4: Second to last day in the current role - I'm getting day before first day of school feels with this transition! Don't remember exactly what I did during the day, but it was a mix of editing my final powerpoint and laying the groundwork to hit the ground running next week with my new projects. After work dance practice was very "meh" - I'm working on weaknesses which is always frustrating, but at least I kept my head on straight most of the time. Followed up dance practice with a mix of grazing on my dinner (chocolate milk, salad, cheesy scrambled eggs, and carrot sticks) and doing glute, shoulder, feet, and core strengthening exercises. Also did some mindfulness meditation, ordered some stuff online, and watched TV til a bit too late. Also had a bit of a life win - re-ran the numbers for my savings goal for the next year and realized I'm way more on-track than I thought - it's nice to feel I have some monetary wiggle room! Sleep: 7 - only the bare minimum of what's acceptable Dance: Good Fun: Just watching TV - I'm seriously in a funk here with not reaching out to my parents or friends to chat on the phone, though I am keeping up with folks via text messaging Mobility: Daily flow, pillars work, and self-massage Pray: Good enough Calories: A little under 2,700 - I skipped one of my snacks at work and didn't make up all the calories at dinner. Felt like I was listening to what my body was asking for, so not concerned. Mindfulness: Five minutes near the end of my day - almost forgot this one! Gym today (upper body and abs): 0. Movement / joint warmup, handstands practice 1. Dips, BW+10#: 11, 11, 12 - Super w/ ab wheel: 3 x 14 2. Pull ups: 8, 7, 7 - Super w/ hollow hold variations - total of 5 8-counts (yuuuuup, I'm a dancer) x3 3. Ring Push-ups: 3 x 10 - Super w/ compression hold: 3 x 13 s 4. Tuck back lever hold: 19, 18, 15 s (still tough finding the right hand / shoulder positioning here - will need to re-read the entry in my book) - Super w/ rings L-sit: 3 x ~13s 5. <Skipped abs finisher due to time (first morning workout in a while though!)
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    Brovatar Korra Has Time Enough At Last

    POWERBUILDING YESSSS!!!!! Also, congrats on being done with school and getting your life back a bit!
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    Mike Wazowski Does...Something

    Nah. Those are easy. Tempering them with enough compassion so that they don’t kick off a spiral of self-loathing and shame when you don’t live up to an inhuman standard of total perfection? That’s the hard part.
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    Mike Wazowski Does...Something

    Same. Though tape worm would obviously be the ultimate weightloss plan (and also gross AF). Wise CM is so wise! I'm very short-sighted in my perfectionism and forget to see progress for what it is. It's most definitely helping, combined with the mindfulness meditation (which often focuses on self-directed compassion, because I'm WAY better at directing my compassion outward than letting any of it go inward).