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Irishrages

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About Irishrages

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  • Birthday 01/01/1973

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  1. Not incredibly original, but mine would have to be: 1. Miyamoto Musashi: As you said, I'd love to learn a days worth from him. But not someone I'd want to cross. One of my favourite quotes comes from Musashi: "There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.†2. Bruce Lee: Not a very obscure choice, but I'll say it! I find his philosophy of "take in everything, throw away what does not work for you" to have great utility (for me at least) when it
  2. Well, just over half of the way in, and its...coming along. The first week was strong, the second and third weeks... not so much. But I've stepped back on track, and am realizing that for a cut I have to constantly pay attention to what I'm eating - a poor choice for lunch on a "non-exercise" day and I'm consuming almost half of my intake target. But having lunch (and to some extent, dinner) planned out makes a huge difference. My success rate as of the end of week three has been: 1. Log Everything: 100% 2. Meet Calorie & protein Goals daily: 50% 3. Bike commute or run 5x week: 100% 4. P
  3. I think my last completed challenge was probably 8 or 9 months ago. Since then, I’ve held true to some good habits, but have definitely not been as dedicated to them as I was. I’ve said this before, but I need to constantly remind myself of my intention and what I have to do to reach them, otherwise I start to peter out… and good habits weaken while new bad habits grab hold. My goal for this challenge: to get down to 155 lbs (I’m short). I’m hovering sround 163-164 right now. I will have to focus and quit frakking around, but I’m confident. To get there, these are my goals: 1
  4. I second that. The odd time a nonfat yogurt gets "accidentally" introduced into our fridge, and it does taste NASTY!
  5. Well, why not log the work then? Day 6 of YAYOG 1 Class program: Back Lunges: 33 / 36 (92%) One-Legged Romanian Deadlifts: 25 / 36 (69%) Toyotas: 40 / 36 (111%) Hyperextensions (hands at sides): 66 / 36 (118%)
  6. You may have noticed that it's been a while since I've posted. Shortly after my last few posts here, my get-up-and-go got up and went. Simply put, life got busy, and I neglected to plan. Once I forgot to plan, much of what routine fell apart on its own. My focus weakened. Blah blah blah. I learned a very demotivational lesson here - success is not automatic. Some small components of it are, but I must consciously plan for success. I got too cocky, was buoyed by a few promising successes with my tracking and diet and exercise, and then just assumed I had it all licked and could wing it duri
  7. Well, the time of accountability has come... This challenge, like the last few, saw me lose a bit of motivation towards the end of the 6 weeks. I'm not sure why. I held tight to my first two goals: Meet my Protein goal (averaged out weekly): A Meet caloric goal (averaged out weekly): A I maintained a weekly average of target calories and protein, and actually did it pretty well. I originally felt as if I was slipping, but on review realized that things worked out - I think that's because I've been so much more diligent about the planning. 15 min mobility work 3x week: F My mobility work suff
  8. Good workout yesterday. I got to meet my good friend, the heavy squat, whom I haven't seen for a while. I was used to doing 5 sets of 5 during SL, but this program had me doing 6 set (not quite as intense, since I'm only squatting once every 8 days). Sunday's Workout: ABBH, Day 7 Barbell Squat: 6 x 5 @ 200# Stability Ball Weighted Sit-up: 6 x 5 @ 25# Seated Calf Raise: 2 x 5 @ 120#, 2 x 5 @ 160#, 2 x 5 @ 200# 11,550#
  9. Missed logging Tuesday's workout, so will do it here. Fighting through about day 3 of a sore throat, and trying to take enough care so as not to let it get too out of hand. Up this morning and into the workout fairly effortlessly, although at about 3/4 of the way through I was hit with a small wave of nausea. Chalk it up to the slight head cold. After a few minutes rest and some more water I felt ok enough to resume, and would up knocking off the whole workout. Boo, a - yah. Tuesday's Workout: ABBH 2 Day 3: Barbell Romanian Deadlift: 4 x 12 @ 130# Weighted Sit-up: 4 x 12 @ 5# Standing Barbe
  10. Good workout today. I've dropped the last two days of ABBH 1 in favour of starting ABBH 2. No big deal, as I'm straight into the same types of heavy lifts using the main push and pull exercises, plus a few more. In order to get my mobility work in, I think I will start getting up at the same time every morning. I think it will give me the opening I need to fit that work in, and I also think my system will like the consistent wake time every day... Today's Weights: ABBH 2 Day 1: Barbell Bench Press: 3 x 5 @ 150# Decline Barbell Bench Press: 3 x 5 @ 140# Incline face-down DB rows: 3 x 5 @ 50#@
  11. Didn't work out yesterday as planned. I worked into the wee hours the night before and wound up getting only 4 hrs sleep. The plan was to work out after work, but it was a taxing day: busy at work, throw in a funeral, and the resulting urge to just spend time with the kids won out. The fatigue only exacerbated the issue, as I really didn't feel that I would have been able to push myself. No worries - I built a couple of "skip days" into my programming, and this was the last one (the program ends in 4 days). That being said, today's workout felt very strong, and I hit (what I felt to be) solid
  12. So far, the first week went really well! My protein goal has been proving easier and easier to meet, and I've been spot on (within 5%) of my calories. Knowing which "direction" I'm eating in (to gain) really helps. It's the difference between knowing where you want to go getting in the car and driving straight there, and driving around in circles waiting for a destination to appear out of nowhere! The goal for meal prep is also proving easier to stick to, now that I've been doing it for a while... My mobility work could still use a little more perseverance (only fit in one session instead of 3
  13. Good workout today, and with the weather getting (barely) warmer, it seems like it's also getting easier to get up and out of bed. My nutrition is going well so far. I'm trying to be extremely accurate with my weight and measuring, so as to try and get an actial TDEE estimate, and then go from there... Tuesday's Weights: ABBH Day 41: Weighted Dip: 10 x 5 @ BW+40# Weighted Chin: 2 x 5 @ BW+25#, 8 x 5 @ BW+22.5# 20,150# (+124%)
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