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"Suiting up" Hiya, guys! Here's my challenge for the next four weeks! I'm really excited to check in and update as and when I can, and to keep up to tabs on other peoples'! I'm a workaholic and often let my dedication to my job override basic things like eating, sleeping and more. My main goals this month are going to be to navigate my new promotion (yay! Lets nerf this ♡✧ Mission 1: "Check me out, securing the point!" Navigate the first four weeks of my promotion at work ♡ Have quiet TLC time at least x3 work-nights a week. This could be as small as reading a book by candlelight or having a long indulgent shower. Will help to keep my brain at full-power and recharged for the next day! Mission 2: Dasi wanbyeokhage jakdonghanda! Turn my new(ish) flat into a home (and a proper place to recharge and call my own!) ✧ Put clothes away straight away. Is it dirty? Wash. Am I wearing it tomorrow? Hang. Is it clean? Fold and put away. Lets retire that 'clothes chair'. Mission 3: "Think you can keep up with me?" Exercise / get out / adventure; our least favoured enemy currently is the stairs. Lets change that.~ ✿ Walks at least four times a week! I'm aiming for long walks, possibly Pokémon Go. (I'll add some more criteria for XP and stuff tonight hopefully!)
Halp! I kind of got drunk and punched a floor pretending to be the Incredible Hulk, and now my pinkie finger doesn't really work. Not broken, should heal fine, but it's been nearly a week since I last went to the gym (haven't been able to lift things with that hand) and I do not want to lose strength! Any advice on upper body lifting I can do that either doesn't involve using hands, or... er... can be done with just your thumb and first two/three fingers? Would just continue my dumbbell routine with one arm until it heals, but not sure how long that'll take and I don't want to end up like this guy: Thanks for your help everyone!
Okay. I don't have a video because I didn't bring my phone to the gym, but I tried my first "heavy" squats today since my SI joint problems earlier in the year. Heavy = 135. My back has been bothering me a little over the past few days but it hasn't been terrible. Now it's terrible, even though I did lots of PT stuff before and in between my sets. Anyway. Obviously I 1. should not have squatted today, and/or 2. should not have squatted that heavy. I did notice some form issues though. I definitely did a little bit of a squat-morning. My right knee has a tendency to cave in. This is not the first time I've noticed it but it's the first time it's been this bad. My core was tight throughout the entire lift (I have tried to make double extra sure of this since the Incident) but I still felt like I was losing tension in the hole, which could definitely contribute to the back owies. Also, and this is unusual, the squats were slow going down and slow going up. Slow going up is more normal, but for some reason I had a really hard time taking advantage of the stretch reflex in the bottom. I don't want to stop squatting. But obviously I overdid it today and I might be out of commission for a few days. And yes, no one here is a doctor, etc etc etc BUT! do y'all have any suggestions for improving form with the things I have noted? Part of it could be is that I just went too heavy, too fast. I don't know. Also sorry this post is all over the place. I am Ow, destroyer of Mir's body.