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ManchurianBee

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  1. Okay, so I'm somewhat set up for success. I have all my meals prepped. I do plan on picking up some steaks and chili from the butcher shop later in the week. This week we have Turkey meatloaf, paella made with brown rice, and chicken pad Thai with whole wheat noodles. Jiu Jitsu starts at 6AM, and it's 12:21 AM right now. If I don't go this morning, I'll definitely hit the noon class. Thank ya, kindly!
  2. There's a common saying of something along the lines of, "when you join start Jiu-Jitsu, you join a family." This was the case for me. My training partners are some of my closest friends.
  3. My last challenge was kind of a disaster, but as it was said in Batman Begins, "Why do we fall?" I think this challenge is going to be more focused on getting into a groove. I also think that I wasn't really being active on this forum and utilizing the community for support. The idea of an alternative meal prep was also pretty bad because I underestimated my laziness. So anyway, here are my new goals: Fitness Goals 1. Improve Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu has been described as being a marathon, not a sprint. Taking this into account, I've decided to set
  4. I felt the interview went well. Challenge was kind of a failure, not long after my last post I had a lot of other unexpected stuff come up before my trip and then I went on my trip. It was fantastic, but happy to be home. Gonna hop into the next challenge.
  5. So I got a little sidetracked. I did 60 push ups today, didn't go to Jiu-Jitsu, but I did have an interview. I'm stumbling out of the gate, but I'm determined to still make it a success. Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up. Jiu-Jitsu 6AM tomorrow. Shooting for 100 push ups. All before another interview at 3!
  6. Wife and I are going to London, Paris, and some city in Ireland We definitely want to do the Game of Thrones tour in Ireland. We also want to check out the Guinness Brewery so it might be Dublin. So, I changed my mind on the start time. I'll just start with everyone else. I should be all wrapped up with the challenge for the before my flight anyway. So tomorrow, push ups and food prep begins!
  7. I get nothing but Frappuccinos at Starbucks. I call them candy bar drinks and my wife makes fun of me for being like a little kid.
  8. I have an old coach that lives in Singapore. Have you heard of Juggernaut MMA? If so, Luke Adams is my old coach. He's a Marcel Louzado brown belt and does a bunch of MMA fights out there.
  9. I'm no pro weightlifter or anything, but I would think that the motions are still going to be Bench, Squat, Row, Overhead Press, and Deadlifts which all have variations for dumbbells. I think it would still be best to use a barbell as that's what the plan tells you to use and I think the app also tells you to start with no weight.
  10. Yeah, I know the food prep strategy isn't exactly the traditional one in terms of trying to eat healthy. I've worked in restaurants before and essentially all my veggies will be cut and the proteins cut and marinated. I would really just toss it in a pan and add heat. And like I said, I'm unemployed so all the time in the world haha. I have a background in accounting. I did payroll for 10 years, but got laid off due to plant closure and haven't really found a permanent job since. I'm looking for primarily accounting or general office-type work, but I'm also open to trade work or
  11. This will be my first challenge. The time frame is actually close to perfect. I'm traveling to Europe for the first time on the 19th of May. I guess I'll start two days early and end two days early. I am 5'10" (177.8 cm) and weigh 260 lbs. (117.934 kg.). I am overweight and I feel that my health is greatly suffering. My goal weight is probably to be somewhere around 180-190 lbs. I plan to accomplish this goal over time and definitely not by the end of this challenge. I plan to lift weighs, run, do some Jiu-Jitsu, and eat right. There's a Jiu-Jitsu tournament in August, and
  12. Nice, I hear Evolve is one of the top gyms in the world. And doesn't Nicolini train out of there?
  13. For ground grappling, kickboxing, and wrestling/takedown, I would recommend checking out a MMA gym. They would most likely have all of those in house. I would kind of be wary of some schools that are just adding a BJJ or MMA curriculum to say their Kung Fu school simply because of the popularity of MMA and they want to cash in. Funny enough, there's a legit BJJ gym in Vegas called Cobra Kai Jiu Jitsu. http://www.ckjj.com/ Anyways, OP. Check out free trials in your area. See if what they're selling seems legit. Also look into their pricing options,
  14. I'm a little late to the party but I would advise taking advantage of introductory classes. Where I live a lot of the introductory classes are free. If you're out of breath, that's probably going to happen. It happened with me and I was exhausted to the point that when I decided to sign up, my writing was barely legible because my hand was trembling. If it makes you tired, it's probably a good thing. I would get gassed just drilling, but slowly I began to develop the gas tank. As far as MMA gyms go, I have yet to come across one that was overly competitive or too broish. I t
  15. I've been meaning to start doing yoga daily. I remember seeing the Yoga with Adriene channel. I think she has like 30 day challenges too which would be perfect for the 4 week challenges.
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