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  1. I'm glad I'm in good company. I'm feeling a lot less old!! I used to do lunges all day with no issues. So I figured it was oldness leaking into my aching joints. But if this is a normal symptom for badasses, I'll carry on. One step closer to my goal! 


    You can't be old. Really. 


    Also, try cutting out all veggie oils and gluten and see if the knee stuff gets better. :)


    Or buy voodoo floss and wrap the knee! :D

  2. That deadlift looks waaaay to easy for you.



    Yay progress picturess!!!!

    Yay food porn! (Im not on instagram too much)



    I'm loving the icey fire. Hard work IS worth it. :)


    Thank you! 


    Yeah, that was a warmup set to verify that I do, in fact, know how to deadlift. ;) After several months of just doing rack pulls, deadlifts feel very very weird. It's nice to pull off the floor. 


    I'm starting to love the way my mind works. Hopefully there'll be more icy fire stories in the future. :)

  3. There’s this moment where everything changes.


    I flip off my procrastination. I tell it we can have 10 more minutes, then we’re going to the gym.


    Building new habits is never easy. There’s moments where you scoot through smooth as butter, but then the slog hits.


    Cravings for the old way represent themselves as “safe†options, but hide the destruction they’ve done in past moments.


    The gym is never this way. It instead presents itself as this amazing alternative to sitting on the couch. But the gym presents it’s own problems. There’s too many things to do! Move! Stretch! Mobilize! Do all of this or suffer in your old age!


    There’s so many options that a death grip is needed on my brain just to keep track of all the options. What shall we do? How shall we bash down this body? How shall we repay ourselves for these dietary choices over the past weeks, months, and years?


    But then my mind retreats. There’s this focus as I pull out my training plan. I remember my coach programming extra things. I reach for the “shows up needs to do something†day.


    I walk into the gym. I fistbump with my coach. I talk shit with coach about programming, crazy events, and then talk eventually goes to steroids.


    I proclaim that there’s never any way I’d do it...even though I’m jealous of their results. I’d love that...but then I realize that I’m happy with getting results au naturel. Steroids are easy. Procrastination thinks this is a great option, but I flip it off again and do my work.


    On the way home, an icy fire burns. It’s my heart, proclaiming that hard work is worth it. It stays with me, reminding me that everything is worth doing right. That my determination conquers all.




  4. Yes, breakfast is way better without spousal unit.  He likes eggs and bacon for breakfast every day.  If I can convince him to do something else, it's eggs and Canadian bacon.... LOL.  I hate ham and canadian bacon is essentially ham.  Bleh. 


    That pic is from March.  I don't know what you people are looking at.  I do not see the arm thing.  I just went and looked.  I do not see what you are talking about. 


    Rip's face is priceless.  That's a lift he liked.... LOL. 


    Yeah, I can see it. Definition in your arms! Boom! 

  5. Went to the gym. Got a progress photo taken. ACTUALLY SEE PROGRESS!!!! 


    The one on the left was taken in early November, the one on the right, today. 




    I actually didn't do a workout "per se". Woke up feeling like I got hit by a truck. So I did my "bonus" accessory workout today. 


    Pulled the sled, then did a bunch of mobility work for my calves / achilles, then my upper back / lats, and then hit my forearms and triceps. Now I feel great. :)

  6. Spent 15 hours yesterday door to door traveling. Have a work-related thing today and am also realizing just how much other stuff I need to get done before the semester starts, so I'm working on that as well. Found out I got my worst grade in law school yesterday in a class I thought I'd done well in, so I'm working on (1) not letting it get me in a funk and (2) not letting it change how I perceive myself, which is hard. I had been slowly overcoming my imposter syndrome, but it's come back with full force. I wish I could talk to someone about it, but right now is not the time.


    You are IN law school, and you are not an imposter. Your grades are not you!!!


    You're funny, smart, and you got this. Don't let your brain talk you into feeling miserable!!!

  7. In other news, I didn't go to burger king. 


    Instead, I reminded myself that while going out means I don't have to cook, it's sort of like playing roulette with my stomach.


    Those damn veggie oils! Oh, and glutens. And fake meat. Take your pick...


    I made eggs w/ some butter instead, and ate some pickled asparagus. :)

  8. Seeing your diet makes me motivated to look for better sources of food myself (I'm just south of Tacoma). I always forget how easy it is to get great quality of food here in the PNW and I should really take advantage of that while I'm here. ;)

    Best of luck with your goals this challenge!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


    Wait wait wait. Another nerd from the seattle area?! YES! 

  9. Day 3


    So, I got told not to come in tomorrow since the days have been super slow. I forsee that I'll be cut in the near future. 

    I slept in again today becaaaause.. I'm a bad. I have the phone interview tomorrow at least, and I'm going to an olive oil class with one of my best friends. :)


    I wish there was a like / hate button for this one. 


    Good to see you back at crossfit! Go kick butt! Also, I <3 the super simple goal set. It's amazing! 

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