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The grinder challenge (not to be misconstrued as the Grindr challenge!! O_O)

Often my last lift in a set will be really hard, I will feel like I can’t possibly do it, that the weight is too heavy, that I’ve done too many reps. But, slowly, surely that bar will inch up (often with a growl of exertion) until it clangs back into the holders.

This will be the theme of the final challenge of the year.

I’m tired. I’m feeling like maybe it’s too hard.

I’m going to do it anyway.

Goals.

Gym: Once a week PT, once a week Krav, minimum once a week visit gym for programmed lifts.
Eat: 5-a-day freggies. No soft drink.
Speak: Mandarin every day for at least one sentence. Videoed and screenshot as proof.

That’s it. Get it done.

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Following a fellow Grinder.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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I'm here for the grinding!

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" Always aim for something stupidly crazy." - Charlie Quinn

2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

Current Challenge: First Steps

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10 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

That’s it. Get it done.

 

Get it, girl! However..I have a different view on grinding it out... 

 

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The money is great, hours short and the customers are pretty decent.

 

But HEY! I'm glad you're here to kick ass for the last challenge! :) 

 

Wolfpool

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A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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20 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following a fellow Grinder.

 

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Good to have you, chaplain.

 

20 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

I'm here for the grinding!

 

 

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17 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

 

Get it, girl! However..I have a different view on grinding it out... 

 

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The money is great, hours short and the customers are pretty decent.

 

But HEY! I'm glad you're here to kick ass for the last challenge! :) 

 

Wolfpool

 

Welcome aboard the grind train. Choo choo fother muckers.

 

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In the first ever musical I had a part in there was a 15sec segment where I was a poledancer.

 

You're welcome.

 

14 hours ago, EaseActivate said:

zhù nǐ hǎo yùn!

 

xièxiè ! nǐ shuō zhōngwén ma?

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Zero week, Friday - ramping into the challenge getting some of those tasks on their way to being habits (or so I shall tell myself)

 

Gym:  Gym & Gym & Krav done for this week (owwwww, my shoulders). Trying to kick a cold so no more gym until the challenge starts.
Eat: 5-a-day freggies//No soft drink. Today was about 3.5 Freggies and I had 2 soft drinks and 1.5 cocktails at a staff member's farewell. Then I came home early because I could see that was leading down a dangerous path.
Speak: Mandarin every day for at least one sentence. Videoed and screenshot as proof. One sentence done. Yep. I'm still rather sick - I was also a bit tipsy, so not my most flattering selfie-video. But I got that sentence done.

 

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Zero week - Saturday

I got up early and went out and did a thing!

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I now have short hair! I have had long hair for the last 10 years and it was time for a change. I like it!

Five-a-day freggies and no soft drink: got 5 in, went to the movies and had a bottle of water

Gym gym and Krav done for the week

Mando: didn’t and not going to put clothes over the burn to do so

I met up with a RL nerd fitness friend and walked to the beach... we then hung out at the beach for a while and now I’m wiiiiicked sunbunt. SFW sunburn pic.
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You look really good with short hair. It suits you. 

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2019 Roadmap

Spoiler

 

" Always aim for something stupidly crazy." - Charlie Quinn

2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

Current Challenge: First Steps

Previous Challenges: 12 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

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Love the hair. I should say something nice and caring about the sunburn, but I'm too jealous that you actually have sun.

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12 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Nice hair.

I'm jealous of your sun.

 

Thanks! I keep surprising myself when I catch a glimpse of my reflection. If it's any consolation I can't go in the sun now because I'm too burned XD

 

10 hours ago, Salinger said:

Lovely hair Yasha but yow, that sunburn eeeeek. Its freezing here, send a bit of sun over?? :D

 

Thank you. Yes, it is rather owwie. IMO you can have the sun right now, it's in my bad books lol

 

9 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

You look really good with short hair. It suits you. 

 

Thank you! It's so much cooler and lighter! I didn't realise how heavy my hair actually was.

 

2 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Love the hair. I should say something nice and caring about the sunburn, but I'm too jealous that you actually have sun.

 

Me too! It's ok, whenever I brush against something and get reminded that I'm burned I scold myself for not wearing sunscreen- I'm an adult! I should know better by now!

 

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Week 1, day 1 Sunday

spent most of the day having a pity party for my sunburn. Still managed to kick butt on some cleaning that has been neglected and did two loads of laundry and three of dishes. Managed to get the freggies in, just, and did some Mandarin. Checking in early because Mr and I are going to watch Thor again :)

Gym/Krav: my skin hurts too much today for this, but I’ve made a date with Mr for tomorrow for the gym

Five fregg, no fizz: yes to the fregg, had a rum and coke before I remembered that I’m trying not to soft drink (oops)

Mando sentence: yep, today was “excuse me, how much is that? I want that one, thank you”.

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Week 1, day 2 Monday.

Had work today, meeting early in the morning then a relatively quiet day. I ended up going home an hour early to buy more aloe gel to put on my burns. Spent the evening watching silly TV shows. Dangit!

Gym: not yet
Freggies: 3/5, no soft drink
Mandarin: I practiced my sentence but I didn’t video it, so no points for that.

I did go for a walk in the botanic gardens in my lunch break and it was lovely.

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Week 1, day 3 Tuesday.

Busy day at work today, back to back meetings for most of the day. Still had a pretty good day. Was going to go to a fundraiser with some work people after work but I decided not to, I’ve done a fair amount of socialisation with work people lately and frankly I didn’t have the funds I would have liked to contribute. After work I came home and was tossing up whether or not to go to the gym- my skin is still really red and sore from the sunburn and in addition I have now started peeling and was feeling somewhat ick. I read a bunch of other people’s threads while I was weighing it up and it was a combination of someone’s get it done penguin and a lady my Mum follows on Facebook who has no top layer of skin at all that gave me the reminder that this is not about motivation, this is pure grind. So then I went to the gym and ground out my workout. It was definitely a grind. Deadlifts of 8x4@70kg then a bunch of accessories. Got through everything programmed (except assisted pull-ups because the pull-up machine was broken and there were people using the big-rig so I couldn’t switch to banded pull-ups without getting in their way). Then came home and did my Mando sentence. It weren’t purdy but I got it done.

Gym: one down
Freggies/fizzy: 5 freggies, no fizzy
Mandarin: yes, today’s sentence was I love you, we love you(plural), they love him, she loves us. (Wo ai nimen!). A simple sentence, but a good one to practice.

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Nice goals, nice haircut, nice sunburn! (Sympathy for the sunburn, I got my first burn last weekend). 

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Based in Melbourne, Australia

Current Challenge: Emerald Eagle refills her cup (January 2021)
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“I wish you would thrash him. He deserves it." She looked back at him. "I will one day, sir. I'm getting tired of falling down.” - Alanna: The First Adventure

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Those gardens look so pretty! 
 
Great job on getting to the gym Yasha [emoji4] Have a great day x


I love going over there in my lunch- in equal parts because I’m out of the office and nobody can ask me questions and because it is lovely and reminds me to take my shoes off and get a little bit back in touch with my Rangerly roots.

Nice goals, nice haircut, nice sunburn! (Sympathy for the sunburn, I got my first burn last weekend). 


Thanks (x3)! Yes, dangit Sol *shakes fist* how do we live in the sunburnt country and yet we still forget to slip/slop/slap/wrap/whatever else has been added to that list since I stopped paying attention (sip water? seek shade? who knows!) I’ve started to peel a bit now, so I’m taking that as a good sign that I’m healing some layers below.
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Week 1, day 4 Wednesday

 

Very sleepy today, and my burn has started to peel on my nose and my neck, my arms have browned up and should be fine, but my legs are still quite red and sore. Still managed to grind my goals into the dust today. Long day at work, though nothing particularly difficult, lots of data organising, as it comes closer to the end of the year we need to start justifying our casual spending etc and having data on hand is helpful. Went into the gardens today but didn't walk around, just a little visit to listen to the fountain and calm my mind. In the afternoon had PT gym session and SMASHED my bench PB for reps, went to the chemist and got some cream to deal with the stress-eczma breakout I've got going on, then rode my bike to Mr's work to drop off the eftpos card then rode back home. Did Mando sentence. Ate freggies. Didn't drink soft drink.

 

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Gym, Gym Krav: Gym & Gym done, Krav tomorrow. At gym tonight was benchpress, my PB for reps was 3reps at 30kg, tonight I did 5 reps at 30kg... times 3 sets! and then one set of 3 reps and one set of two reps as I got fatigued. It has become clear that I do way better with a close grip benchpress as my wrists seem way happier like this. I do get sore armpits though...

Freggies/Fizzy: Had 6 freggies (blueberries and spinach in smoothie, rocket and pumpkin with lunch, banana and apple for snacks). No softdrinks consumed.

Mandarin sentence: done and filmed. Today's sentence was using the words for family members to introduce Dad, Mum, little brothers and sisters. I only practiced older siblings words once or twice since I don't have any, so my use of them will be less.

 

 

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Also this is unrelated to anything, but came up in my grinding search gifs and I love it too much to not share:

 

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40 minutes ago, Yasha92 said:

Also this is unrelated to anything, but came up in my grinding search gifs and I love it too much to not share:

 

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This gif is amazing!

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2019 Roadmap

Spoiler

 

" Always aim for something stupidly crazy." - Charlie Quinn

2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

Current Challenge: First Steps

Previous Challenges: 12 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

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10 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

 

Gym, Gym Krav: Gym & Gym done, Krav tomorrow. At gym tonight was benchpress, my PB for reps was 3reps at 30kg, tonight I did 5 reps at 30kg... times 3 sets! and then one set of 3 reps and one set of two reps as I got fatigued. It has become clear that I do way better with a close grip benchpress as my wrists seem way happier like this. I do get sore armpits though...

 

 

My close grip is heavier than my normal bench press too. Maybe that's normal? 

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Feminist Ranger (she/her)

Based in Melbourne, Australia

Current Challenge: Emerald Eagle refills her cup (January 2021)
Instagram: @emeraldeaglenf

 

“I wish you would thrash him. He deserves it." She looked back at him. "I will one day, sir. I'm getting tired of falling down.” - Alanna: The First Adventure

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This gif is amazing!


I’m going to find reasons to use it in everything now XD

 
My close grip is heavier than my normal bench press too. Maybe that's normal? 


Maybe so! My trainer used to wide grip and switched to close grip when he injured his shoulder- I figure if it’s better to protect shoulders I’m keen, the heavier weight is just a bonus XD
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Week 1, day 5 Thursday.

Work, then Krav, then went to friends to chill on the couch while the lads played DnD. Krav was sooooo hot and muggy and the training shirt they gave us is a material that doesn’t breathe super well, so I was drenched- literally, my shorts felt like I had stepped out of the pool and I definitely saw drips going flying in some of the attacks *shudder*. I also copped some pretty wicked battle scars which don’t show up great on camera... I suspect the bruise on my hand is only going to look worse over the next couple days... it’s already spread up to my knuckles since I took that photo. I /think/ what happened (and I’m not sure, so I must have been in the moment) was that as the plastic knife came down from overhead and I tried to block by whacking the attackers wrist with my forearm that I misjudged and copped the plastic knife to the back of my hand instead. Based on the location and details of the bruise, plus the problems we were working on tonight that is the most logical explanation.

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Another win for today on the no-fizzy front and they even had the zero sugar lemonade reduced down for clearance! There was a store person watching so I didn’t give it the finger for my photo, by I did with my mind.

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I did not do my Mando sentence. I went to speak to a native speaker at one stage at work, but chickened out. Not a valid excuse.

Gym, gym, Krav: complete for the week~
Freggies, fizzy: 5 achieved, plus a big ‘fuck-youuuuu’ given to the lemonade temptation.
Mando: bu hao. Not good. I need to think of a consequence. I wasn’t relying on motivation, but my discipline still needs work.

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13 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

I did not do my Mando sentence.

I keep thinking this means Mandolorian.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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