Tobbe

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  1. Intro Have a list of things you want to do for the year of 2019? Want to end every week the entire year with a feeling of having done something meaningful? Come join us in this PvP where we check one thing off of our TODO list every week during 2019! Rules Pick something from the TODO-list, and do it! For every week I'll pick a "TODO of the week". Complete a task and tell us what you've done - 10 points Write about what you did (at least 50 words) - 2 points Post a photo of what you did - 2 points Post a video of what you did - 3 points Post a video where you show and tell us what you did (vlog) - 5 points Completing the "TODO of the week" - 5 points The points add up, so if you both post a photo and a video and you tell us what it is you did you earn 15 points (10 for doing it, 2 for the photo and 3 for the video) For some flexibility I'll allow anyone to complete two tasks in a single week. I'll also let anyone do the same task twice, if they want. Any more than that and no extra points will be rewarded for the additional tasks. I will also not award points for any more than 52 completed tasks. (The reason for the "TODO of the week" is that it's more fun if we all do the same thing, and get to compare what we've done) Full credit to @Arkania for the idea and the initial list
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    TODO 2019 PvP [Jan 1 - Dec 29]

    It's past midnight here, so it's Monday already, and that means a new week, and a new TODO! TODO of the week: Consciously allow yourself something that would do you good but for which you are usually too stingy or too busy The details: Views: 1757 Link: https://www.random.org/integers/?num=200&min=1&max=200&col=10&base=10&format=plain&rnd=id.1757 Randomized number: (198) (191) 34 Task: Consciously allow yourself something that would do you good but for which you are usually too stingy or too busy As you can see I got two numbers that I didn't use (198 and 191). That's because we don't have that many TODOs to choose from. The first number in the list that I could use was 34, so that's the TODO for this week. Next week I'll use a different link, one that only gives me random numbers up to 98, which is how many tasks we have. Now, it still might give me a number I can't use (one that has previously been selected already). But at least it'll be more likely that I can use the number it generates first in the list.
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    TODO 2019 PvP [Jan 1 - Dec 29]

    Before this week is over I wanted to write a proper post for my entry/contribution to this week's TODO challenge. I wrote the poem early in the week, but haven't done a full, proper, post about it. I knew from the start I wanted to write/vlog about my morning walks in some way, but didn't know how to attack it. So I vlogged while walking, trying to figure out what to write my poem about, and how to structure it. For me, the default is to try to come up with something that rhymes, but I suck at that Especially in English! In the evening, when I helped my boys with their homework they complained about the writing assignment they had. I told them that my "assignment" this week was to write a poem, trying to make them feel better. I got a very unexpected response from my oldest son. "That's so easy", he said. Why don't you just write a "name poem"? I had no idea what that was, so he told me to just write my name vertically and then start each sentence with that letter from my name. That was so much easier than trying to come up with something that rhymes Thanks, son!
  4. Ohh, good stuff! I love that too Still a win indeed! Well done!
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    Challenge 5 - Tobbe fights the dinosaur

    Wow, thanks! Of course!
  6. That, right there is the main goal of this challenge. To beat Tyrannosaurus Flex! That's why I'm posting this in the Warriors guild. So I've been doing the Nerd Fitness Level 4 Bodyweight Workout routine since September 12th last year. I've been making progress pretty much every workout, either adding reps, or increasing difficulty. But there has always been a couple of things I've struggled with that has stopped me from trying the boss battle. Slow negative chin-up and jump rope. The december pull-up PvP really helped with the negative chins, but I'm still not sure how slow of a negative I can do. Haven't really practiced jump rope enough though, so that's going to be the most difficult part. I have been working on my jump endurance a lot though, so it's going to be all about the technique. To win at this I need to do a few things. I need to fix my nutrition. I need to practice jump rope (and possibly negative chins). And I need to properly rest/recover between workouts. All of those are things I've neglected for too long. Nutrition This past month (December) has been crazy My sweets cravings is through the roof! So that's the first thing I'm going to tackle. I've also been skipping meals/proper food in order to fit all the sweet things in to my days. Not eating lunch and/or dinner, even though my stomach's been screaming for food, just to eat gingerbread cookies etc in the evening. I'll reset my sweet cravings, and start honoring my hunger cues again by doing a mono diet cleanse/detox. After the sweet tooth reset, and getting back in tune with my hunger signals I want to get back in to the habit of drinking my protein smoothie. Fitness This one is simple. Practice jump rope! The pull-up PvP was pretty crazy, with doing a lot of work on the pull-up bar every single day. My arms took a real beating that I'm still feeling. So I need to make sure I rest between workouts. No working out two days in a row. And keep doing alternative exercises that are kinder to my arms, but still work my back. Renegade rows feels like a good option, for example. So, let's try to summarize this with some SMART goals Nutrition For three to seven days: Eat only Kitchari all day Eat until you're full Eat whenever you feel hungry Drink only water, water+lime+salt, or water+kitchari spices After the mono-diet Drink protein smoothie at least three times per week Fitness Practice jump rope at least twice every week No workouts on consecutive days Try to beat Tyrannosaurus Flex 11th or 12th of January. Keep trying every Friday or Saturday until he is conquered Level Up Your Life Do one task from the TODO 2019 PvP every week
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    TODO 2019 PvP [Jan 1 - Dec 29]

    So the same day I wrote this poem I also took a photo and recorded a vlog. Haven't had time to edit the vlog yet. Will do it before end of Sunday though
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    Challenge 5 - Tobbe fights the dinosaur

    Thanks for everyone's input! You're all so kind
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    Challenge 5 - Tobbe fights the dinosaur

    Hmm, do you have a link to something like that? Yes, this definitely help when doing the rows!
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    Challenge 5 - Tobbe fights the dinosaur

    Should get myself a broomstick or something to practice form with. Just need a good place to store it so it doesn't end up being a sword in the hands of my kids
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    Challenge 5 - Tobbe fights the dinosaur

    Used to do face pulls when I did gym workouts. Forgot all about them now when I'm mostly doing bodyweight stuff at home. But I do have some resistance bands that I could use to incorporate the face pulls in my routine again. Thanks for the suggestion I went to a gym the other day just to play around, and tried inverted rows in a smith machine for the first time. It was awesome! I would most definitely do more of those if I had access to one at home
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    Arkania is back in black

    After looking at the recipe - yes, clearly they just call it that But it does look tasty, so not a bad idea to try it! I still remember when I was a really young kid I went to a tattoo parlor with my dad - he almost passed out because of the pain! So if that's your idea of "sleep" - sure, you can get some "sleep"
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    Jett's New Routine

    Just don't miss two in a row, as Steve would have said, and you'll be fine (two days? two weeks? two months? Up to you!)
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    Arkania is back in black

    It's really happening, isn't it?! Exciting! From the name alone I have a feeling this isn't very Swedish at all... Kind of like this one: https://carlsbadcravings.com/swedish-meatballs/ I don't think you would find something like that in any Swedish home We just don't put meatballs in a sauce in a pan.
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    Arkania is back in black

    Ohh, so I'm a little bit of this and a little bit of that... Not really helping! (47% feaster, 47% craver)
  16. This is a big one! I've felt the same way around some food choices. And I've talked to my ED therapist about this, and she agreed it was a good step in the right direction. Not getting so worked up about everything is awesome. Good for you! More of this! (And I think that not only goes for you, but for pretty much anyone here )
  17. Funny how that works. I had something similar happen a few days ago. I had eaten lunch, but just a short while after I started feeling this undefined craving. At first I had no idea what it was I was actually craving. So I just assumed it was something sweet. I had work to do on the computer, so I just ignored my unspecified craving since I couldn't really figure out what it was I wanted. Then, as I sat down at the computer an advertisement came up for dill pickles on some random website. And I immediately realized I had an unopened jar of dill pickles in my fridge. Before the ad I had not thought of those cucumbers at all. Had forgotten I even had them. But now that I saw the advertisement I just had to have a pickle. So I did. And that unspecified craving just went away right there! As I said; funny how it works sometimes...
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    Mad Hatter and the Swamp Creatures

    Saw a YouTube clip this morning that made me think of you for some reason. Not that you're doing gymnastics, but you're doing all kind of other awesome body control activities
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    Hulkine and the final touch

    Sounds like you had a really great talk with your boss! I love how you're making constant progress towards running your own business!
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    TODO 2019 PvP [Jan 1 - Dec 29]

    We had that at the last place I worked. You could get a back/shoulder/back of neck massage once every two weeks. It was very relaxing Kind of miss it...
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    Challenge 5 - Tobbe fights the dinosaur

    Fine. Guess I am just weak then