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  1. @JustCallMeAmber and @Deciduous: Have y'all started upping your carbohydrate consumption after reading the nutrition book? I have, and I'm almost uncomfortably full / sated at work right now (which is a nice change from constantly scheming about my next snack...not that I've ever done that). Figured I should stop hijacking Amber's thread.
  2. Re: peas: great to know! Re: first date - I find that equal parts romantic and hilarious! You found a winner!
  3. Love the bro day idea (or Oly - but I don't know if everyone has easy access to bumpers and an oly-lifting friendly gym). Something related to baking or cooking in some fashion, maybe drawing inspiration from Chopped, Great British Bake Off, or any other popular show. Something I floated when chatting with @Laghail somewhere was the idea of hitting a set macro breakdown with a meal rather than using specific ingredients (to make it more warrior-esque).
  4. Exactly!
  5. I have never had peas and eggs together - I need to change that. Also I lost the one I was trying to quote, but I love that y'all were able to make an IKEA trip into a date night! I feel like that's some kind of testament to a couple being good at compromise. Totally have thought about doing this before! This sounds SO GOOD! It's going on my ridiculously long "recipes to try" list.
  6. Friends who would dive for gushers are the best kinds of friends. Hahaha actually a bit tamer - arms behind back, eat all the goldfish off a plate (while wearing a shark fin hat on your head). I think I made the rules mainly for the ridiculous photo op and the sheer joy of convincing grown adults to act like children. That is a gruesome image. Poor grandma! Agreed...that one's just too weird.
  7. Sounds like a winning monday to me! I think the walking brew tour only counts as cardio if you skip part of it? Ideally convincing all your friends to join you?
  8. I think my roommate watched it a couple years ago - the glimpses of it I caught while cooking were all the science I needed, I think. Also, seconding what others have said, vacation calories are best calories!
  9. 1) That salad exchange was delightful. 2) How do you Yankees have any part of your home without A/C? Crazies. 3) I would 100% be down for a cooking / baking PvP series. 4) Feel better Raptron!
  10. OMG best wedding cake replacement ever! This is an AMAZING idea! Might have to steal it sometime since I plan the fun events for my department (on tap for this week - a shark week themed goldfish eating contest ).
  11. Seconded. Allowing myself to "splurge" on a new gym bag (I use it every f***ing day - not frivolous) took *entirely* too long (my old one was literally falling apart). Rewards are tough, but @raptron's guilt-free reading time is one I totally have to borrow/steal.
  12. Adding on to this - assuming your work schedule is flexible enough that it doesn't endanger your job, I find not setting an alarm on work days to be a really good piece of self-care. I'm perpetually sleep-deprived so the extra sleep and reduced stress really helped me getting through some rough times (granted, morning lifting does *not* usually work with this strategy). Hang in there, it's a rough transition but you'll find a way to make it work and adjust to a new normal.
  13. SAME! Late-night netflix binges always seem like a way better idea at the time than they do when I wake up tired and cranky the next morning. I never say no to additional recommendations - my thing with NYC is that there's SO MUCH to do that I run a very real risk of spending more time deciding than actually doing things.
  14. Alright, Monday recap: woke up late, cardio lifting, worked (half-focusedly, but I was nice to everyone I ran into), taught dance (one-on-one with a precocious little know-it-all teaching that one), then practiced with my practice partner and he had really helpful feedback on some basic paso doble leading stuff. Ran out for last minute milk and cereal so that I wasn't an angry yuppy without a latte this morning . And then I woke up late this morning and didn't have time to make a latte...whoops . This morning's lifting: Deadlift: 135 x 5 x 2 185 x 5 230 x 3 x 6 230 x 6 (biggest takeaway from these 7 is that I need to review my basic deadlift form) Front Squat: 45 x 5 x 2 95 x 5 115 x 8 x 3 Accessorizing: Good morning 45 x 6 x 2 (still learning form for these, felt weird) Single leg RDL w/ DB's 10 x 10 x 2 (LOVE these - they might be a permanent fixture in my training plans) Pistol Squat 7 x 2 Single leg calf raises (no weight) 10 x 3 Seated calf raise 75 x 10 x 2
  15. You had me at chocolate shop. And , my ex actually WAS that talented - she managed to find a mediocre pizza slice. Thanks Mom!!!