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madcityknitta

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About madcityknitta

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  • Birthday 09/09/1988

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    Madison, WI
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    ranger
  1. Thanks for all the nice comments y'all! Zero week was a bit of a bust for a variety of life reasons. Back on the horse! Changing one of my goals to be instead of getting up at 5:30 to taking the bus vs driving to work 5x/week. We are thinking seriously about going down to a one car household, but this would involve me tightening up my morning routine and catching the bus. So far so good this week, 2 successes! Not quite up at 5:30 but I've been spending less time laying in bed on my phone before getting up which is a win. Did not get to the gym last night, b
  2. Ha, thanks! Easing into zero week... Getting up at 5:30 didn't happen. Sort of expected that based on the messed up sleep schedule I followed this weekend, but still frustrated. Stopped at the grocery store on the way in for a frozen lunch which I'll count as a half win since I didn't go shopping Sunday nor prepare anything for lunch today. Weeee. Gonna shop after work today for the week and move lifting to Tuesday after work. Went for a 30 min run over lunch break - slow and steady. Felt good, finally starting to get the crisp of fall in the air. It's supp
  3. I love that phrase - action absorbs anxiety. I've lived through what you are going through (new town, not knowing anyone but significant other) and it's not easy, but it does get better!! Social anxiety is definitely a thing (at least for me), but are there any meetup groups where you are at? I never made any great friends through meetup specifically, but it was a nice way to get out there and practice my meeting-new-people skills. I still struggle a lot with anxiety and self sabotage so I'm following along. Sending along lots of good wrist healing thoughts!
  4. So a lot of stuff happened in the last year. Got a job, got laid off, got a new job. Got married. Got a dog. Bought a house. Gained 40 lbs? (whoa) My name is Angela and I'm here to get back to living a healthier lifestyle. Let's do ittttttt. Main Goal: Run a half marathon in June. What am I doing to get there? - I would like to lose some weight to make the distance easier to cover. - I would like to continue to lift weights to maintain strong bone health and to keep my metabolism kicking. - I want to start running again on a regular basis.
  5. Friday Deadlift: 45x8, 95x8, 115x8, 135x8 Cable pulldown: 30x10, 40x10, 50x10, 60x10 DB Row (each side): 20x10x3 Back hyperextension: BWx10, 10x10x2 (Gonna start bolding current PRs, even when they aren't all that impressive yet.) Saturday Was lazy and boring. Went to a friend's house to play games, sat around, had deadlifting DOMS. Nothing too noteworthy but a generally good and chill day. Sunday Hiked 5 miles with the doggo in the morning. She's a sweetie. A gorgeous morning, but I was pretty pooped by the end. It als
  6. Thursday Ended up being a weird food day. Bigger lunch, smaller dinner. Calories were OK. Started Galloway's 5K training plan but pacing was a little faster than recommended based on my magic mile. Too much enthusiasm I'm sure on the run intervals since it's been a while since I was out running. Trying to train at a slower pace not to get injured or burned out so I'll have to feel that out a bit more. 25 min - 5 min warm-up/cool-down walking, 30:60 sec intervals x10 Avg pace: 14:56 (including warm-up/cool-down) Bench press: 45x10, 50x10, 55x10 Standing shoul
  7. Ahhh yesterday! I took a mental health day from work and didn't log any food. Feeling a little less overwhelmed and ready to keep on keepin' on. Tuesday: Rest Wednesday: Didn't lift as I tweaked my right rhomboid muscle pretty well (probably sleeping, lol I'm awesome) and figured bench pressing was probably not a good choice. Instead ran a Galloway "magic mile" at 10:55. I felt OK about that (especially considering my current weight) and look forward to it trending downwards as I shed some pounds. They recommend re-testing every 2 weeks but I think I'll start
  8. Monday: Box squats: 45x10, 65x10, 75x10, 85x10 Lunges: 2x10xBW each side RDL: 65x10, 85x10, 115x10 Leg sled machine(just calves): 160x15, 180x10, 200x10 Whoa, box squats were just the ticket! Set the box back to cue a parallel depth squat and didn't really rest on the box - once I felt my butt touch down I went back up. Going to keep doing box squats for a few weeks to try and cue in the muscle memory of what a parallel squat feels like. I felt like could have added more weight but I didn't want to deal with crazy DOMS so I left it where it was. Speaking of -
  9. We use cooksmarts.com a lot - would recommend!
  10. As promised, doggo pictures! @Super Starling! She's an Australian Shepherd - 10 months old. Lots of energy! A very good dog though. Yours looks like an absolute sweetie. Old dogs are awesome. TBH if this just turns into a dog log, there are certainly worse things. Saturday (cont): Let's just say I ate a burger with cheese curds on it after a few moscow mules. LOL moving on. Sunday: Forgot to turn on my GPS but I think we went around 4-5 miles early Sunday. It was Azula's (doggo) first longer hike and she did rea
  11. It me! Friday (cont): Bench press: 45x10, 50x10, 55x10 Standing shoulder press: 18x10, 45x5, 15dbx10 Ass. Dip:. 150x6, 150x2 (max assist) Ab work Calories were fine even with a little junk food due to a small lunch (which may have led to some of the junk food OH WELL) Saturday: Deadlift (weights assuming 45 lb bar? Start low next time): 65x8, 95x8, 115x8 Ass. Pull-up (hack, max assist): 200x7, 200x5 DB Row (each side): 20x10, 20x10, 25x10 Back hyperextension: BWx10x3 Ahhh I love deadlifting. It's been too long. Not sure on t
  12. Friday 9/29 Thursday Walked 40 mins over lunch. Hit my calorie goals. Ate a decent amount of protein. Diiiidn't go to the gym, but there had been some mental waffling on scheduling so I'm not gonna beat myself up too badly about that. Hoping to get a more consistent schedule started next week (Lift M/W/F before or after work, do some sort of faster-than-walking movement Tu/Th/Su, yoga Wed/Fri). That being said... Friday The plan today is 45 min yoga over lunch (done!) and then the second day of my lifting plan after work. Normally this would be the third
  13. THURSDAY 9/28 Tuesday Workout Goblet squats: 20x10, 30x10, 40x10 Lunges: BWx10, BWx10 Romanian Deadlift: 45x10, 65x10, 65x10 Leg sled machine (calf raises): 120x10, 160x10, 180x10 40 min walk Wednesday Workout ~60 min easy yoga Man, yesterday was a DOMS nightmare (did my first leg workout Tuesday). I forgot how much lifting hurts for the first few weeks. I did some stretching after getting out of bed to prepare myself for not hobbling around too awkwardly at work. The yoga classes they have at my office are pretty focused on
  14. Hello! My name is Angela and I am here because I have lived the last few years of my life in a way that led to me packing on around 50 lbs. Whoops! Backstory I started at a stressful job around 3 years ago and moved to a even more stressful job 7 months ago. I was laid off and was devastated. After about a month and a half of funemployment, I started working again at a place earning less money, but also with much less stress. It is a job with the state, which means great benefits and job stability (at least in my state it does). I feel such an unexpected and palpable sense of
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