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3 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

 

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What vid? Sounds like some fake weight nonsense that's going around instagram.

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15 hours ago, MikeWazowski said:

Woo! Yay for upward trend on the work productivity!!

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Thanks! Working on it. I figure if I'm very productive half the time it will make up for the times when I can't think and just goof off for..half the day.. It all works out! ;)

 

12 hours ago, Khuja said:

Woohoo on posting your form checks!!

Thank you! :D

 

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On 1/8/2018 at 1:20 PM, JustCallMeAmber said:

Oooh! That has some promise! Wonder if any of the rest of my crew would be interested in doing that

On my to-do for this week! :)

 

 

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Just catching up on the thread. Great job on posting the vids. I'm not much of a form expert (and by not much I mean not at all). 

 

Saw in you original post that "Oil change" was listed as a Misc. goal, was that learn to do it yourself or just get it done? I tend to save about half cost doing my own "simple" automotive care. Oil changes are the easiest (especially with ramps). YouTubeUniv is a great school.

 

I dreaded form vids when I first did them, but thankfully its not like I put them on the worldwide web.....giphy-downsized-large.gif

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41 minutes ago, farflight said:

I dreaded form vids when I first did them, but thankfully its not like I put them on the worldwide web.....

 

Um, I hate to spoil the surprise, but...

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6 hours ago, farflight said:

Just catching up on the thread. Great job on posting the vids. I'm not much of a form expert (and by not much I mean not at all). 

 

Saw in you original post that "Oil change" was listed as a Misc. goal, was that learn to do it yourself or just get it done? I tend to save about half cost doing my own "simple" automotive care. Oil changes are the easiest (especially with ramps). YouTubeUniv is a great school.

 

I dreaded form vids when I first did them, but thankfully its not like I put them on the worldwide web.....giphy-downsized-large.gif

Thanks! This is definitely the only place on the internet I would post videos of myself (particularly sans makeup and in gym stuff lol.) Nobody is judgy, they genuinely want to help me get better, and at worst there might be some comments about my taste in deadlifts socks. (And yet, it still takes that 20 seconds of courage to hit post.)

 

The oil change goal is meant to be a reminder to go have it done. I could do it myself, and I'm blessed enough to have family nearby that would be more than willing to help out. But by the same token, there is the extra time factor. I can drop off my car and they'll do the oil, plus check/top off all the other fluids, etc and reset the computer and it wont take half a Saturday.  (Also, nanny car says I'm due for tire rotation too.)

5 hours ago, Grumble said:

 

Um, I hate to spoil the surprise, but...

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Week 2 (of 5) summary:

  • Video at least 1 of the heavier sets of each lift. Deadlifts done. Not as bad as I feared form-wise.
  • Try out some new accessories. Maybe some bro stuff. Sorta? I at least added some core work. Shoulder mish kinda nixed any real "extras".
  • Be more focused at work. Do not obsessively check news/NF/endless non-work-related articles of interest. About 50/50 again, but part of that was being bored waiting on other people. Got a lot of nit-picky stuff off my desk, so at least when I am focused, I am getting stuff done.
  • Better budget awareness. Need to cut down on frivolous spending. Stuck to the stuff on my list at the grocery, but bought movies while out and about. (They were on sale at least lol. ) No online shopping, and after seeing a clothing store link on Red's thread I was soooooo tempted. I resisted though.
  • Read things that challenge me. Read at least one of the following: classic literature, self-help, or otherwise educational. Check! Finished 1st book.
  • Stop saying "I'm old" Check! I may have felt it, but I didn't say it :P

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  • Oil change Not yet.

 

Rolling goals

Devo 7/7. Check!

Walking. 7/7. Bonus 7!  (Score / reward TBD) Check! New high score: 10 weeks straight!

#Yoga365 730. 7/7. Bonus 4. (Score / reward TBD) Don't forget front split practice! Check!

 

Feeling pretty good so far. I traded jump rope for burpees in my conditioning circuit, but I did the rest of the things. Shoulder's mostly better as long as I don't do too much (like burpees). I did skip OHP Friday for that reason, but fireman carries on Saturday felt ok. I'm thinking it was something I did during floor press last Tuesday, so I'm not sure yet what I am doing in the morning. My original plan was to get form vids, but if that irritates my shoulder..

Food was a bit of a rollercoaster. Only ate out once, which was good. But I wound up skipping dinner twice, and even with high cal snacks I landed at 1157 and 1200 Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Which I assume is why my scale ticked down to 144.8 yesterday. (On the one hand, lowering BF% is one of the main goals for this year. But, methinks that's not a good way to do it. )

 

Onward to Week 3! (of 5)

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33 minutes ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

Only ate out once, which was good. But I wound up skipping dinner twice, and even with high cal snacks I landed at 1157 and 1200 Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Which I assume is why my scale ticked down to 144.8 yesterday. (On the one hand, lowering BF% is one of the main goals for this year. But, methinks that's not a good way to do it. )

 

From experience, do not recommend. 

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1 hour ago, Grumble said:

 

From experience, do not recommend.

Neither would I. Last time I wasn't eating enough my brain thought the building was on fire and jumped out of the window and left the rest of me for dead. (True story.)  This was just one of those weird, rare cases where I was legitimately not hungry. (Like I had to force myself to eat PB, which y'all know is my most favorite thing ever, just to get some calories in me so I would not resemble an extra from the walking dead the following day.) Had a similar experience yesterday, but then wound up eating an extra shovel of PB, so..  ¯\_()_/¯

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56 minutes ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

(Like I had to force myself to eat PB, which y'all know is my most favorite thing ever, just to get some calories in me so I would not resemble an extra from the walking dead the following day.) Had a similar experience yesterday, but then wound up eating an extra shovel of PB, so..  ¯\_()_/¯

 

But it's PB. So.... ¯\_()_/¯

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9 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

Week 2 (of 5) summary:

  • Video at least 1 of the heavier sets of each lift. Deadlifts done. Not as bad as I feared form-wise.
  • Try out some new accessories. Maybe some bro stuff. Sorta? I at least added some core work. Shoulder mish kinda nixed any real "extras".

 

I like core mish!!!! Core mish is SOLIDDDDDD

 

9 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

Feeling pretty good so far. I traded jump rope for burpees in my conditioning circuit, but I did the rest of the things. Shoulder's mostly better as long as I don't do too much (like burpees). I did skip OHP Friday for that reason, but fireman carries on Saturday felt ok. I'm thinking it was something I did during floor press last Tuesday, so I'm not sure yet what I am doing in the morning. My original plan was to get form vids, but if that irritates my shoulder..

 

Wait, what hapenned to your shoulder? Were you doing DBs or straight bar?

 

9 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

Food was a bit of a rollercoaster. Only ate out once, which was good. But I wound up skipping dinner twice, and even with high cal snacks I landed at 1157 and 1200 Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Which I assume is why my scale ticked down to 144.8 yesterday. (On the one hand, lowering BF% is one of the main goals for this year. But, methinks that's not a good way to do it. )

 

Gah. Yeah, sounds familiar. I know dat dance too well. 

 

 

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18 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:
  • Better budget awareness. Need to cut down on frivolous spending. Stuck to the stuff on my list at the grocery, but bought movies while out and about. (They were on sale at least lol. ) No online shopping, and after seeing a clothing store link on Red's thread I was soooooo tempted. I resisted though.

 

Feeling you on all of this. I'm still on my spending freeze as well and that shit is hard. I picked something out to do this weekend and convincing myself one outing ($15) was #nottheworst was hard. As long as I stick hard to my goals the rest of the time that is! Everything is so tempting, clothes, food, fitness gear, all of it. But do I NEED those at the moment? Nope.

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14 hours ago, RedStone said:

 

I like core mish!!!! Core mish is SOLIDDDDDD

 

 

Wait, what hapenned to your shoulder? Were you doing DBs or straight bar?

 

 

Gah. Yeah, sounds familiar. I know dat dance too well. 

 

 

I am easing into doing some dedicated core work. So far, I'm kinda digging the change in routine. We'll see if I still say the same thing if I get ab DOMS :lol:

 

Ah, nothing too serious. Just a flare up of muscle achiness on the front and top of my right shoulder. An irritation more than anything else, but trying to keep off it too much. I do floor press with the straight bar. Just rotten timing since I wanted to add upper stuff and a lot of that has not happened yet.

 

It has been a while since I have had the "I don't really want to eat". Usually I'm starving to death by the time I get home lol. I think I probably just got busy doing other things and by the time I realized it, it was 8pm and I never got around to eating dinner. (That was a recurring theme when I started my first job many moons ago; lots of days where no lunch break ever happened.) As long as it doesn't become a regular theme, I'm good.

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Feeling you on all of this. I'm still on my spending freeze as well and that shit is hard. I picked something out to do this weekend and convincing myself one outing ($15) was #nottheworst was hard. As long as I stick hard to my goals the rest of the time that is! Everything is so tempting, clothes, food, fitness gear, all of it. But do I NEED those at the moment? Nope.

RIGHT?! The clothing I think is probably the worst for me. (I have been known to have a full Smeagol / Gollum argument with myself: Hey, it's only 10 bucks! You have almost the identical top at home. But, they're old-er and this is new! You have 50+ tops; you could avoid laundry for months and not re-wear things. But..Shiny!! I NEEEDS IT, PRECIOUSS!)  Ahem. I probably shouldn't let the bats out of the belfry so early in the day. ;) But, yes, the struggle is there. If it's genuinely needed, then fine. But so much of the extras that happened over the last few months just weren't really worth it. That's the kind of spending I'm looking to forestall, and the kind that I've been having a harder time with so far this week..

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all you guys with your spending goals are actually making ME spend less this month! thanks for that ;) 

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39 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

all you guys with your spending goals are actually making ME spend less this month! thanks for that ;) 

 

I have no such compunctions. I probably should though.

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53 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

all you guys with your spending goals are actually making ME spend less this month! thanks for that ;) 

 

13 minutes ago, Grumble said:

 

I have no such compunctions. I probably should though.

 

Absolutely not. You and I need to spend more, to make up for their lack thereof. Money that's not in circulation is worthless!

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7 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

Absolutely not. You and I need to spend more, to make up for their lack thereof. Money that's not in circulation is worthless!

 

You're right. I'm gonna go browse amazon RIGHT. NOW.

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1 hour ago, Grumble said:

 

You're right. I'm gonna go browse amazon RIGHT. NOW.

 

That's the spirit! Do it for the economy!

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