Jump to content

nightlight

Guild Leader
  • Content Count

    8512
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by nightlight

  1. 7/19

     

    Workout:

    Non Training day 

     

    Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

     

    8a - CARs

    10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog, segmented cat camels to isolate t-spine and lumbar. 

    12p: 20min walk with Sadie

    2p: core series 

     

    Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

     http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

    did not track bc it was my birthday. I ate well during the day (lightly) because i knew i was going to eat a truckload of sushi last night. which i did. 

     

     

    Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

    1/5 other meditation

    3/5 sleep meditations

     

     

    Side goals:

    No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: Nope. it was my birthday.

    Drink at least 80oz of water: no, sadly. today i'm going to make up for it!

    • Like 2
  2. 38 minutes ago, AngelaTheGeek said:

    My overnight oats and coffee are too many calories for the morning, but I loooooooooooooooooooooooooove them. I think I'll have to cut down on the amount of stuff I put in the oats. Boooooooo!

     

    MtJ4JZ3.png

     

    I suppose I could drop ~100 cal by not using maple syrup... IDK. I'll get it figured out.

    what if you went to .5 c dry, used reduced fat PB or PB2, half the raisins and half the maple syrup? that should cut it down significantly.

    • Like 2
  3. 2 hours ago, raptron said:

    Glad you guys like it! Hopefully I will actually pay attention to it in the coming months because the temptation to ignore what I am supposed to be training for runs high sometimes. 

     

    I neglected to mention in the previous update post that I caught a nasty summer cold on Saturday or so. Sunday + Monday I could barely speak and I took Tuesday as a sick day.

     

    Day 2.1

    giphygif.gif?auto=format,compress&w=500&

    d77d794ffed76224cbe4acd1d75a705b.png

    + shoulder shockers sets with 10# dbs (seated lat raises, seated clean + press) + 25# plate (front plate raises) 

    + this hanging grip challenge a friend told me about that is almost like a hanging macarena ( @WhiteGhost might be interested)! You hang from a bar and then reverse grip your hands one at a time and back, then release left hand grip and reach across your body to touch your right shoulder and back, release left grip to touch right shoulder and back, then release left grip to touch right hip + back, release right grip to touch left hip, then hit each foot alternating, and end it with a toes to bar. I did 3 reps at a time for 3 sets. The last rep of each set was usually hilarious flailing. It's pretty fun though! 

     

    I am having some trouble with my front squats though. I hit my 180 with the 3 second pause in the hole okay, which I am kind of excited about, but the inside of my left wrist has started to hurt in a weighted front rack position. It was really bothering me in the 155# sets, so I actually did my last one with crossed arms. Anyone have some thoughts about this and what I should do? I am not going much heavier than previously and these are weights I've done without pain before. (@nightlight?) 

    Workouts: 1/5

    Veggies: 2/14 <-- more slaw with lunch and extra big broccoli pile with dinner

    Cleaning: counters 0/2, sweeping 0/2, boxes 0/1

    Beautifying: braiding 0/30, lotion 0/1

     

    Day 2.2

    b0a4365cdb1679356648ccf1473d2888.png

    Working from home sick day. I had thought about going for a run without actually thinking about what that would mean. Cardio + cold = misery. So I chose not to after all. I did a few sets of pull-ups during the day (usually doubles or triples which is where I am at still and have been foreva) and a little bit of grooving around my kitchen but nothing else physical. 

     

    However, day at home means I did two loads of laundry including bedding, full deep clean of the litter box and fully fresh litter, cleaned up the bathroom a bit, ran two dishwasher loads, cleaned the stovetop, wiped down the counters, swept the kitchen, and brought down recycling. I wish I had a WFH day every week, haha. 

     

    Workouts: 1/5

    Veggies: 4/14 <-- cucumbers and baby carrots

    Cleaning: counters 1/2, sweeping 1/2, boxes 1/1

    Beautifying: braiding 0/30, lotion 0/1

    hmm. you could have irritated something. how much are you gripping the bar on your front squats? is it just fingertips or more in your hand? I find that with heavier front squats, I need to have the bar more in my fingertips and with a slightly narrower grip.

    • Like 2
  4. 7/18

     

    Workout:

    Limits tonight were 28/33

     

    Did my normal warm up.

     

    Power Snatch Doubles

    15kg x 2

    20kg x 2

    25kg x 2

    28 x 4x2

     

    These felt good. 

     

    Front Squat + Jerk

    15kg x 3+2

    25kg x 3+2

    30kg x 3+2

    33kg x 3(3+2)

     

    Was really working on my dip here. keeping everything vertical and keeping my torso in the same position.

     

    Snatch Pull

    25kg x 4

    30kg x 4

    33kg x 2x4

     

    OHP

    15kg x 5

    25kg x 5

    30kg x 3

    33kg x 5x3

     

    Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

    Friday:

    8a - CARs

    10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog, segmented cat camels to isolate t-spine and lumbar. 

    12p: 20min walk with Sadie

    2p: core series 

     

    Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

     http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

    Tracked! Dinner was a wing it for tracking bc i had a beef bowl, but i figured a complete chicken bowl + .5 serving was fine. I didn't get beans and loaded up on the delicious veggies. 

     

     

    Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

    1/5 other meditation

    2/5 sleep meditations

     

     

    Side goals:

    No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: Nope. I watched half an episode of the blacklist. I had a really bad headache so I wanted something to lull me away from thinking about my headache.

    Drink at least 80oz of water: check - probably closer to 100oz

     

     

    • Like 1
  5. 4 hours ago, bigm141414 said:

    Hey hey nerds. 

     

    So Week 1 was kind of a bust. I only lifted twice. Didn't run or ROMWOD and my weekend house hunting was a unsuccessful. Started off this week on not a great note either but it's only Tuesday. Work got crazy busy with one of my projects being escalated to upper management (my program manager is out on vacation for 3 weeks so I am covering the project for him and then it all blows up over the weekend). So I've been spending my days fighting work related fires. 

     

    On the flip side, I did promise you data people charts so here goes. I happen to have a fitbit and a wifi connected scale. All of the data is synced to a google spreadsheet every day and the charts auto populate.So far I am averaging 1/8h of a pound per day. The large spike up to 239lbs was after an all day travel day of bad eating and drinking in airports. 

     

     

    large.weight.png.09b51d3aa83f87e4ae41e8357d4a3199.png

     

    large_bf.png.edeed776fdbe9b84a874ec4bc78df45c.png

     

     

    large_cals.png.847e7ad2528785438c6679f2366b74fa.png

     

     

    And just for fun, my heart rate minute by minute for yesterday. That nice big spike at around 22:20? Yeah that's me coughing up a lung.You can see when I got home at 245am because I promptly passed out until my alarm went off at 6am which i continued to ignore until I got out of bed at like 740am. Oh and those 6 small spikes in the step count from 19:30 until 21:40? That's me going to the kitchen for a beer. Data is neat yeah? Just a typical day in bigm land.

     

    large_hr.png.58a25d7c4222f61dedc07b5314076558.png

    i have a fitbit and a wifi scale. How do i make this happen?

    • Like 1
  6. 7/17

     

    Workout:

    This workout was the last where I am limiting my snatching to 25 and my clean/pulls/other to 30kg.  Tonight, i'll move to 28/33

     

    Did my normal warm up, but rolled my adductors a little in addition. 

     

    Muscle Squat Snatch

    15kg x 3

    20kg x 3

    25kg 3x3

     

    These felt really good. I'd like to try more with a higher weight to see if I can really get my arms working right. 

     

    Back Squat:

    15kg x 5

    25kg x 5

    3x5 @ 30kg

     

    Snatch Grip RDL

    15kg x 3

    20kg x 3

    25kg 3x3

     

    BB rows

    25kg 5x5

     

    Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

    Friday:

    8a - CARs

    10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog, segmented cat camels to isolate t-spine and lumbar. 

    12p: 20min walk with Sadie

    2p: core series 

     

    Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

     http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

    Tracked! and was VERY close on my macros :D

     

     

    Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

    1/5 other meditation

    1/5 sleep meditations

     

     

    Side goals:

    No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: check! only got through a chapter of my book before i was ready to sleep. 

    Drink at least 80oz of water: check

     

    Felt pretty good yesterday. Ester was anxious, for some reason. I did a meditation before training and I think that helped. Also, reassuring myself that I am not hurting, I'm just afraid of hurting is helping.

    • Like 2
  7. 6 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

    just more time on the river essentially :) i love canoeing and barely get to do it once per year so i'd like to maximize fun time with a paddle in hand! the shorter float starts in a pond and it took way too long last year to get to the actual river. crossing my fingers we can all get packed and ready in time!

    OHHHH a longar floating time. i thought it was a bigger better tube or something. 

  8. Weekend update! (7/14-7/16)

     

    Workout:

    Saturday was a training day. I don't have my notebook right next to me, but I'll try to document.

    Hang Snatch triples (these were supposed to be hang snatch singles at a high percentage but because i'm holding myself back some, I figured light triples would be good) 

    15kg x 3

    20kg x 3

    25kg 3x3

     

    These felt pretty good. Felt light. I did full snatches, too, which I was questioning how my back would take. They felt fine :D I guess Ester likes snatches. sometimes. 

     

    Power Clean doubles - these were supposed to be Clean doubles at a high-ish percentage, but again, holding myself off. For these I really tried to make sure my elbows were coming around fast enough and that I paused for a second in the receiving position to make sure I was in a good position. Even if it's light weight, i can still work on my technique. 

     

    20kg 2x2

    25kg x2

    30kg  3x2 - i know my sets/reps documentation is inconsistent. this is three sets of two reps.

     

    Back Squat - these were supposed to be at 90% for doubles, I think. So I did 3x5. I was really working on feeling my glutes through the whole range of motion. 

     

    20kg x 5

    25kg x 5

    30kg 3x5

     

    Clean pulls to knee, to explode. These were also supposed to be HEAVY. But I just did them with 30kg with a 2 second pause at each postition.

     

    30kg 1+2/3. 

     

    Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

    Friday:

    8a - CARs

    10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog

    12p: 20min walk with Sadie

    2p: core series 

     

    Saturday: 

    core series and did a bunch of other hip stuff

     

    Sunday: 

    foam rolling + core series

     

    Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

     http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

    Yeah. Tracking sucked this weekend. I need to get back on it. 

     

     

    Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

    All sleep meditations done.

    I only made it to 4/5 other meditations.

     

     

    Side goals:

    No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: check!

    Drink at least 80oz of water: check

     

     

  9. 7/13

     

    Workout:

    Regular warm up (I have a pretty consistent warm up I do, but I'm experimenting with some new elements)

    Decided to jump back in with lifting on a variation of a workout I had before Ester started talking to me.  I decided that I'm going to keep 3-4 workouts at 50%ish, before moving up to get my body back into the swing of things. 

     

    Power Snatch:

    15kg x2

    20kg x2

    25kg x2(4) 

    These felt super nice and light. Really concentrating on getting my arms working and getting myself into a good receiving position. 

     

    Power Jerk

    15kg x 3

    20kg x 3

    25kg x 3

    30kg x 3(3) 

     

    These felt nice and light. Worked on keeping my ribs down while extending overhead.  I felt like even though I was dipping/driving through my heels, I would receive the second and third rep forward on my toes. 

     

    Back Squat

    15kg x 5

    25kg x 5

    30kg x 5(3) 

     

    Tried really hard to keep my glutes engaged through the entirety of each rep. During my second set I started to feel them burning and working a little. :D

     

     

    Ester was fine. :D No real pain at all. Other than cramps and sympathy pain. But as I told Ester, old ladies don't get periods.

     

    Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

    8a - CARs

    10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog

    12p: 20min walk with Sadie

    2p: core series 

     

    Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

     http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

    I was a little under on calories, but food quality wasn't the best. 

     

     

    Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

    4/5 sleep meditations done.

    2/5 5min meditation sessions done. did one on a ugyai breathing (sp?) technique. It was pretty cool. 

     

     

    Side goals:

    No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: check!

    Drink at least 80oz of water: probably a little light on this one. today I'll be better. 

     

    Cramps blow. I should go take some advil. 

     

    • Like 1
  10. 40 minutes ago, AngelaTheGeek said:

    Here's a website that matches athletes with physical therapists: http://www.clinicalathlete.com/ 

     

    I remembered reading about it a while back on reddit, but it took me forever to find the site. And as it turns out, there's only one PT listed in Austin... But, she sounds like a badass, so she may be worth checking out: http://www.clinicalathlete.com/whitneywelsch/

     

    Here's a bonus pic of my pup too!

    4TNqnfF.jpg?1

     

     

    awww pickle.

    you should get pickle a pickle pocket!

  11. 7/12

     

    Workout:

    N/A rest day

     

    Ester was fine. :D No real pain at all. 

     

    Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

    8a - CARs

    10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog

    12p: 20min walk with Sadie

    2p: core series 

     

    -- this is becoming quickly my go to- back work. which is nice. 

     

    Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

     http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

    I was a little over on calories (not on MFP) but from where I wanted. Shark week has commenced (today) so last night I wanted to eat all of the food. Not gonna worry about it. 

    w66541r.png

     

    Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

    3/5 sleep meditations done. I really liked this sleep meditation, I just couldn't get my brain to shut off. I feel asleep fairly quickly after though.

    dU3Ek9O.png

     

    Side goals:

    No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: check!

    Drink at least 80oz of water: check!

     

    The chiro appointment was fine. I let him do his schtick. He was good, but I probably won't be back to him unless I need catastrophic help. Have to figure out how to find a great PT down here.  I have bad cramps today. :( I feel like my uterus is trying to escape.  I haven't been taking pain killers (advil, tylenol) bc I wanted to keep an eye on my back pain. Well, I just took two advil. Yay! Hopefully within an hour I'll feel less crappy. Wondering how training will go tomorrow... 

     

    Bonus pup pic:

    rO3ZoNd.jpg

    • Like 1
  12. 1 hour ago, CourtnieMarie said:

    Week 1 – Tuesday

     

    35 mins on the treadmill; 3.21 miles; 94 feet climbed

     

    at work:

    2 planks @ 75s

    1 wall sit @ 60s

    boat pose @ 60s

    side planks @ 60s each

    chair pose @ 90s

     

    partook in free work lunch (Panera sandwiches) and then headed out to the post office to send my passport renewal application via certified mail. no international trips in the books but ya never knowwwww

     

    got a load of laundry through the wash and dryer after work. 13mins of yoga and foam rolling.

     

    calories5,987/14,000

    weights: 1/3

    cardio: 1/3

    burpees: 20/60

    yoga: 28/60

     

    Sunday

    AM: brunch, laundry, meal prep

    Monday

    AM: squats

     

    PM: yoga, burpees, laundry

    Tuesday

    AM: running, passport renewal

     

    PM: laundry, yoga, chicken sausage w/ broccoli

    Wednesday

    AM: laundry, oil change

     

    PM: bench, burpees

    Thursday

    AM: running

     

    PM: yoga, make chicken stirfry and bfast smoothie

    Friday

    AM: DL, burpees

     

    PM: yoga, something for dinner

    Saturday

    AM: 10K!, Spiderman

     

    i like my schedule box. i do keep switching things around based on what gets done and how i'm feeling. i.e. this morning, bench did not happen but folding laundry and a walk with the pup did. it's nice to see how the rest of the week can play out and what i definitely can not move.

    You are ON FIRE. :D

    I like your schedule box too. Mostly because if it were mine, I would feel something like "oh, i only have to go running right now. " so smaller tasks = easier in my brain.

    • Like 1
  13. 1 hour ago, RisenPhoenix said:

     

     

     

    Tonight I'm being social with my boss and work group, having dinner at the Boss' house.  I'm going to make deviled eggs, since they went over well at the dojo Potluck.  I did Stairs this morning, but since I'll be social tonight and probably get home later than I'd like, I'm going to sleep in tomorrow morning (until like 06:30 or something), and then do a full body workout on Friday.  I'm cool with this.  I may or may not do two classes at aikido on Thursday, just because I *was* debating doing the work bi-monthly social.  But I'm seeing things being very social this week, so I may skip that for aikido.  Dunno yet.  Definitely thinking I'll need another recharge Sunday, though.

    recharge sundays are the best :D

  14. 7/10

     

    Workout:

    Normal warmup

    Hip + Hang muscle snatch 3/3+3 - 15kg, 20kg

    Behind the neck snatch grip press - 15kgx5, 25kg x 5, 30kg 3x5

    Rows: 5x5 each arm with 20lbs

    Also mashed my hip flexors on a pvc pipe roller. 

     

    Ester was fine. :D Little sore, but nothing horrible. I can feel my anxiety going down, but i feel like my unconscious is holding on to it so tightly. I feel like Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde. 

     

    Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

    8a - CARs

    10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog

    12p: 20min walk with Sadie

    2p: core series 

     

    Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

     http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

    I was under my calorie goal again. My stomach wasn't feeling great all day so I didn't feel like eating much. After training I was a little hungry but didn't want to cook. Stopped at Chi'lantro and got a chicken/rice/kimchi/alloftheveggies bowl. It was really tasty and hit the spot. I had a tough time finding anything in MFP that would be similar so i just over-logged a chipotle bowl. 

    HmhUjJQ.png

     

    Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

    2/5 sleep meditations done, but i didn't fall asleep to this one. It was ok, not great. ha!

    I also did 1/5 other 5min meditations. This one I really liked and bookmarked it so I can use it again. 

    Fo3hBxO.png

    9jaxgud.png

     

    Side goals:

    No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: check!

    Drink at least 80oz of water: check!

     

    I'm a little anxious about going to the chiro today. I'm sure it'll be fine. Ester is feeling ok, but my period is starting soon supposedly, so I'm hyper aware of that area right now. He said that if I was feeling better at this visit, that he'd "release" me. So I will stop going to him. I will keep up with his core series which I really like. I think I just need to find a really good PT down here. 

    • Like 1
×
×
  • Create New...