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  1. Deadlifts yesterday. Nothing exciting to report. Just chugging along. Mobility Crap Deadlift: 4 x 6 Bulgarian Split Squat: 3 x 12LR Glute Bridge: 3 x 14 Standing Calf Raise: 2 x 17 Leg Curl: 2 x 17 Should Tap Plank: 3 x 12LR Big win of the day was booze related. The Wife made spare ribs and the recipe called for red wine. She opened a bottle to use for the sauce, and then poured some for the two of us to have with dinner. I had my glass, she had her glass, and that was that. I didn't go back for more and I didn't freak out/feel guilty about partaking. Good feelz. Only 4.5 weeks to go.
  2. Week Zero Train: 2 of 4 Pull-ups: 2 of 5 Track: 2 of 7 Booze: 1 of 7 Lights: 2 of 7 Week One Train: 0 of 4 Pull-ups: 0 of 5 Track: 0 of 7 Booze: 0 of 7 Lights: 0 of 7 Week Two Train: 0 of 4 Pull-ups: 0 of 5 Track: 0 of 7 Booze: 0 of 7 Lights: 0 of 7 Week Three Train: 0 of 4 Pull-ups: 0 of 5 Track: 0 of 7 Booze: 0 of 7 Lights: 0 of 7 Week Four Train: 0 of 4 Pull-ups: 0 of 5 Track: 0 of 7 Booze: 0 of 7 Lights: 0 of 7
  3. Train four times per week. Running a four day upper/lower split focused on hypertrophy, but I tend to skip (postpone) the last day. Stop doing that. Complete 10 sets of pull-ups on week days. Do a set of pull-ups GTG-style throughout the day. Start with ten sets of one. Let the gainz begin. Track what I eat... even on weekends. Just f*ing do it. Don't drink booze alone. I drink too much. I am not losing any weight. These two things may be related. I will only drink if someone with me is also drinking. Turn lights (and screens) off at 10:30 pm. I get in bed around 9:30 pm but I don't actually close my eyes until after midnight. This is not what is deemed a healthy sleep habit.
  4. A little rocky there at the end, but I finished... which is a big step in the right direction. Challenge Results Weight = 86% Food = 54% Liquids = 32% To-Do = 100% Final Thoughts When I don't weight myself and don't track my food intake, I tend to go hog wild. Tracking helps keep me in check. I really like crossing things off of my to-do list. I got tons of shit done this challenge and that felt really good. Ended the challenge sick, which was difficult. Just before that, however, I started working out in the mornings again. It was difficult to get my butt out of bed, but it was a really great way to start the day. Put me in a good frame of mind for everything that came later. This is a habit that I'd really like to establish.
  5. I've been sick and totally slammed at work. Much catching up to do! Week 3 - Day 3 - Results Weight = 189 lb. Food = 1,296 Liquids = Fail To-Do = Posted camera for sale on eBay Week 3 - Day 4 - Results Weight = 188.6 lb. Food = 1,335 Liquids = Fail To-Do = Edit birthday party photos Week 3 - Day 5 - Results Weight = 188.8 lb. Food = Fail Liquids = Pass To-Do = Posted lens for sale on eBay Week 3 - Day 6 - Results Weight = 188.5 lb. Food = Fail Liquids = Pass To-Do = Started to replace truck head unit Week 3 - Day 7 - Results Weight = 187.8 lb. Food = Fail Liquids = Pass To-Do = Cleaned up house Week 4 - Day 1 - Results Weight = 187.4 lb. Food = 1,312 Liquids = Pass To-Do = Emailed doctor Week 4 - Day 2 - Results Weight = 186.9 lb. Food = 1,862 Liquids = Pass To-Do = Scheduled eye exam and dentist appointment Week 4 - Day 3 - Results Weight = 187.0 lb. Food = 680 Liquids = Pass To-Do = Sick day Week 4 - Day 4 - Results Weight = 184.0 lb. Food = 1,779 Liquids = Fail To-Do = Edit birthday party photos
  6. Thank you for all of this. It was what I needed to hear and when I needed to hear it. Thank you!
  7. I find it easier to keep fitness a priority in summer than I do any other time of year. It's a lot warmer and brighter at 5 am come June/July/August.
  8. Enough of the maudlin shit. Moving on. Week 3 - Day 1 - Results Weight = 188.0 lb. Food = 1,241 Liquids = Pass To-Do = Organize Office Week 3 - Day 2 - Results Weight = 187.6 lb. Food = 2,194 Liquids = Fail - Out to dinner at a local Mexican spot featuring a billion tequilas. Many drinks were had. #noregrets To-Do = Organize Office Fried Burrito Fitness - Calisthenics Edition 1B Molding Mobility: 15 min. Arch Hold: 10 sec. x 2 Hollow Hold: 10 sec. x 2 Tuck L-sit on Parallel Bars: 10 sec. x 6 Tuck Inverted Hang with Feet on Bar for Support: 10 sec. x 6 Short Bridge: 10 sec. x 6 Lying Leg Curl: 10 lb. x 8, 8, 8 This was another humbling one. Went in with an idea of where I'd start my progressions (at the very beginning!) for L-sit and Back Lever and Bridge and Nordic Ham Curls and then had to rethink everything once I was in the gym. Made up pre-pre-pre-level one progressions for all of them on the spot. Fried Burrito Fitness - Calisthenics Edition 1C Molding Mobility: 15 min. Arch Hold: 10 sec. x 3 Hollow Hold: 10 sec. x 3 DB Shoulder Press with Neutral Grip: 40 lb. x 8, 8, 8 Band-assisted Pull-up: BW - Purple Band x 8, 6, 6 Deadlift: 95 x 5, 5, 5 Single-leg Calf Raise: BW x 6 L/R, 6 L/R, 5 L/R DB Front Raise: 20 lb. x 8, 8, 8 DB Lateral Raise: 20 lb. x 8, 8, 8 Rope Face Pull: 20 lb. x 9, 9, 9 I think I'm going to supplement my band-assisted pull-ups with GTG negatives or something throughout the day. Calf raises are ridiculously hard because of my left leg. Not sure if this is muscle loss or nerve damage from my herniated disc and associated sciatica. Time will tell. Just gotta stick with it.
  9. Thanks, nerd-bros. I need to hear that. This week has been a really weird combination of pride (training consistency) and depression (I'm further behind than I had hoped). I'm trying really hard just to say goodbye to the last year. I'll get there. I hope.
  11. Nice work on the body measurements! I haven't been taking them (LAZY ALL THE THINGS), but I've gone from my "I'm SUPER fat" shorts to my "I'm fat shorts" so... progress.
  12. Had an interesting/challenging day yesterday mentally. Life was good, sun was shining, and I got TONS accomplished, but I was feeling... I don't know what. I "celebrate" my surgery anniversary this month and it's throwing me for a bit of a loop. 12 months ago, my life was put on hold and I've been in this constant state of not knowing when life would be normal again. Now that it appears I'm finally going to be okay and the docs think they've actually fixed me this time, I find myself questioning who I've become while sitting around waiting for life to get better. I remember a time when I ate well, trained regularly, and my vices weren't habits but occasional enjoyments. Now I'm anything but that and I don't know whether or not that's because I "lost" a year to injury and I'll be find myself again, or whether I'm just not that person anymore and I'm going to have to fight to become someone different. I'm leaning toward the latter. I was able to be who I wanted to be once, but can I do it again? Life is a lot more complicated than it was before. And who will I be at the end of the journey (or rather who will I be when I'm further along in my journey, as this journey has no end)? Will I find that pride/confidence in myself again? Will I ever fit into my spandex superhero suit again? Many questions. Nowhere to start but at the start. And with that... my first workout by the new me... whoever that is/ends up being. Fried Burrito Fitness - Calisthenics Edition 1A Molding Mobility: 15 min. Arch Hold: 10 sec. x 1 Hollow Hold: 10 sec. x 1 Push-up: BW x 8, 8, 8 Inverted Row on Rings with Legs Bent and Feet on Floor: BW x 8, 8, 8 Squat: BW x 8, 8, 8 Glute Bridge: BW x 8, 8, 8 DB Front Raise: 20 lb. x 8, 8, 5 DB Lateral Raise: 20 lb. x 8, 8, 5 Rope Face Pull: 20 lb. x 8, 8, 8 Everything was harder than it "should" be. Depressing to know where I stand, but useful in the grand scheme of things. The rest of the week should be interesting as I establish my baseline for all of the movements I'll be training. May have to cut some out for a bit to create that foundation before starting with the more difficult stuff. We'll see.
  13. Week 2 - Day 4 - Results Weight = 187.0 lb. Food = 1,984 Liquids = Fail To-Do = Figured out paint colors for house painter Week 2 - Day 5 - Results Weight = 186.0 lb. Food = 3,675 Liquids = Fail To-Do = Moved donation stuff to the sidewalk Week 2 - Day 6 - Results Weight = 185.6 lb. Food = 2,374 Liquids = Fail To-Do = Installed new ram mount (holds phone) in truck Week 2 - Day 7 - Results Weight = 187.6 lb. Food = 2,566 Liquids = Fail To-Do = Cleaned out garage Week 2 - RECAP Weight = 7/7 - 100% (Bodyweight average is down to 187.33 lb. from 188.6 lb. in week one.) Food = 7/7 - 100% Liquids = 3/7 - 43% To-Do = 7/7 - 100%
  14. I like to buy my rewards ahead of time and then give them to my wife to hold them for lord them over me until I've hit my goal. #motivationthroughpain
  15. It's nice to know I have friends looking out for me. It wasn't intentional (consciously anyway!). This is my last week of recovery; activity and food intake will do up next week! Week 2 - Day 3 - Results Weight = 187.8 lb. Food = 1,260 Liquids = Yup To-Do = Scheduled dog groomer
  16. My favorite part of these gymnastics challenges of yours is how graceful they are. Congrats on the SQUATZ.
  17. When you geocache are you looking for a "treasure" or just hiking to a spot to say that you found it? Do you keep the treasure if there is any? Do you take it and replace it with something else? Do you find it but leave it there? That part always confuses me.
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