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4 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

that's what I was going to say!

 

 

a lot of us have met up and socialize(d) IRL. it's awesome. a) you discover we are real people and not from actual narnia b ) nerds are amazeballs and c) makes the forum a more accountable place

You mean, you all aren't actually adorable talking animals? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

 

3 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

TRUTHS!!

 

love this place. and these people. you guys are great. i hope the meet up works out!!

ME TOO! On all counts. Because right now, it is a definite maybe. (One of my coworkers has already requested that week off, which would mean I would NOT be able to take off too. BUT, she said her fam was kinda wishy-washy and their plans may fall through. If that happens, then I can take the time off.) [insert praying emoji]

2 hours ago, farflight said:

I'd rather be from here: tumblr_oswgxlkTld1s61cr7o6_500.gif

 

 

Actually I think they were both filmed in New Zealand, so technically you could do both ;)

 

2 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

It's a reference to this below meme, but I agree. ;)

 

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FACT.

 

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1 hour ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

You mean, you all aren't actually adorable talking animals? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

 

 

Well, no. I'm a dryad.

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Week 4 (of 5) summary:

  • Video at least 1 of the heavier sets of each lift. Haven't posted anything lately, but the filming is still happening. OHP still on the to-do list, which I haven't done in 3 weeks because shoulder. 
  • Try out some new accessories. Maybe some bro stuff. Not really. Had a serious case of the IDGAFs most of the week.
  • Be more focused at work. Do not obsessively check news/NF/endless non-work-related articles of interest. Check!
  • Better budget awareness. Need to cut down on frivolous spending. Stuck to the stuff on my list at the grocery, BUT also bought a daylight alarm clock. That was more of a "want" than "need". I was replacing an 18 year old alarm clock, but I could have just used my phone. But if it helps me wake more gently/less cranky, it would be worth it.
  • Read things that challenge me. Read at least one of the following: classic literature, self-help, or otherwise educational. Sorta? Still working on the auto-download from last week, but managed to squeeze in a couple of chapters of goal-compliant material.
  • Stop saying "I'm old" Check!

Misc:

  • Oil change Not yet. Keep forgetting about that.

 

Rolling goals

Devo 7/7. Check! (3 weeks straight, I think?)

Walking. 7/7. Bonus 7!  (Score / reward TBD) Check! New high score: 12 weeks straight!

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

 

Week 4 was a mixed bag. Did not do Saturday conditioning circuit, nor did I run. Felt really solid at times and really off kilter at others throughout the week, so I think the extra rest day was not a bad plan. And let me tell you, this house is clean. Had a minor setback with the shoulder which is why I skipped OHP again. (One of those stupid little things.. I was eating dinner at the bar and our dog barked right behind me. Since I tend to jump like a cat at small noises, a very random and loud noise right behind me resulted in me jarring the smack out of my shoulder and yeah, I couldn't even squat the next morning without further irritation, so Friday saw no barbell work. Sad trombone.

 

Speaking of sad trombone, I am SUPER BUMMED OUT! The nerd up is officially a no-go. :( Next time I contemplate vacation plans of any sort, I will check the dadgum work calendar before I get my hopes up. Sad Amber is sad.

 

In other news, my weight randomly dropped again to 143.4 as of yesterday. I will assume that is some combo of water weight and witchcraft given previous history. I may have sorta PR'd a squat this morning to convince myself the drop was not actually my muscle mass withering away. (I say sorta because I swear my form looks exactly the same as it did on my 1st set of form vids.)

 

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Onward to the finale!

 

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i think you could make a case for the daylight alarm clock, you didn't get it when your alarm clock still worked and it should help lessen those off-kilter days! good purchase :D 

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16 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

i think you could make a case for the daylight alarm clock, you didn't get it when your alarm clock still worked and it should help lessen those off-kilter days! good purchase :D 

+1 on this. Also helps keep phone out of the bedroom (that’s important for me, not sure it matters for others).

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21 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

i think you could make a case for the daylight alarm clock, you didn't get it when your alarm clock still worked and it should help lessen those off-kilter days! good purchase :D 

 

4 hours ago, MikeWazowski said:

+1 on this. Also helps keep phone out of the bedroom (that’s important for me, not sure it matters for others).

Thanks guys! I like the thing so far, but ironically I have already been awake every time it has begun the wake process. (This morning I woke at 4 something because I dreamed I heard my old alarm clock lol.) Hopefully I get settled into a normal pattern shortly.

My phone is technically still in my bedroom, but it's as far away from my bed as possible to avoid any temptation to use the thing when I'm supposed to be either sleeping /getting ready to gym. (Or opening the Kindle app and suddenly it's 2 hours later..again..)

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1 hour ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

 

Thanks guys! I like the thing so far, but ironically I have already been awake every time it has begun the wake process. (This morning I woke at 4 something because I dreamed I heard my old alarm clock lol.) Hopefully I get settled into a normal pattern shortly.

My phone is technically still in my bedroom, but it's as far away from my bed as possible to avoid any temptation to use the thing when I'm supposed to be either sleeping /getting ready to gym. (Or opening the Kindle app and suddenly it's 2 hours later..again..)

this actually happened to me when i first got it! it should normalize. but it's so nice to wake up to seeming sunlight in the winter season. just this morning i thought the sun was up but it was my lovely clock :redface:

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22 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

this actually happened to me when i first got it! it should normalize. but it's so nice to wake up to seeming sunlight in the winter season. just this morning i thought the sun was up but it was my lovely clock :redface:

I think I'm getting there. This morning I stayed asleep until the light came on. Much improvement over the awake/asleep/awake/asleep every hour or 2 the previous mornings. (And I got to see the Blue Super moon as it was beginning to set (minus the eclipse part) which was lovely :)) My bedroom window faces west so I don't think I get as much of the natural light cues even on the weekend. At any rate I'm eager to see how this works out in the long run.

 

 

 

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Week 5 summary:

  • Video at least 1 of the heavier sets of each lift. Haven't posted anything lately, but the filming is still happening. OHP still on the to-do list.  
  • Try out some new accessories. Maybe some bro stuff. More than last week, but the IDGAFs from previous week suddenly made more sense..
  • Be more focused at work. Do not obsessively check news/NF/endless non-work-related articles of interest. Check!
  • Better budget awareness. Need to cut down on frivolous spending. Stuck to the stuff on my list at the grocery, and no restaurant food.
  • Read things that challenge me. Read at least one of the following: classic literature, self-help, or otherwise educational. Check!
  • Stop saying "I'm old" Check!

Misc:

  • Oil change Check!

 

Rolling goals

Devo 7/7. Check! (4 weeks straight, but streak was broken yesterday)

Walking. 7/7. Bonus 7!  (Score / reward TBD) Check! New high score: 13 weeks straight! I'm wondering now if I should increase this since it has become the norm?

#Yoga365 730. 7/7. Bonus 2. Ouch. (Score / reward TBD) Don't forget front split practice! Technically still doing but I had moved it to evenings on work days, so not much done this week.

 

Week 5 was another mixed bag. Shortened run on Saturday, no conditioning circuit. Sleep was a bit wonky early but got better as the week progressed. Sharks made fooding difficult. But, overall I think it was a successful week. I checked off quite a few things off my list.

 

That's a wrap! Happy zero week nerds!

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well done!! on the walking questions, that depends. you built a habit and can easily keep it a habit. what benefit would you get from an increased goal here? does it help with your overall goals? are you going to have 5 new goals for next challenge?

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On 2/6/2018 at 8:56 AM, CourtnieMarie said:

well done!! on the walking questions, that depends. you built a habit and can easily keep it a habit. what benefit would you get from an increased goal here? does it help with your overall goals? are you going to have 5 new goals for next challenge?

Thanks! :)

You ask good questions! My whole purpose with the walking habit was mostly just to keep me off the sofa as much as possible. (Any extra cal burn being a nice bonus.) So, furthering the distance to completion would add an extra ~20min of not sitting. But, the main reason I was thinking of moving the target was just because it has become less of a challenge most of the time. (Some days it has required some serious speed walking/practically jogging to get to 8k.) I suppose it might make more sense to keep the target at 8k and increase the "bonus level" to 10k. That way I don't half kill myself trying to get to 10k every day at the expense of, well, everything else lol. Slight format change for tracking, but more realistic end-game. 

 

As far as next challenge, I honestly don't know at this point :lol:. Training has been kinda frustrating as of late so I'm leaning towards a rainbow sprinkles challenge.. Because fun and work can go together like peanut butter and more peanut butter.

 

 

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58 minutes ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

Thanks! :)

You ask good questions! My whole purpose with the walking habit was mostly just to keep me off the sofa as much as possible. (Any extra cal burn being a nice bonus.) So, furthering the distance to completion would add an extra ~20min of not sitting. But, the main reason I was thinking of moving the target was just because it has become less of a challenge most of the time. (Some days it has required some serious speed walking/practically jogging to get to 8k.) I suppose it might make more sense to keep the target at 8k and increase the "bonus level" to 10k. That way I don't half kill myself trying to get to 10k every day at the expense of, well, everything else lol. Slight format change for tracking, but more realistic end-game. 

You nailed it right there!

 

58 minutes ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

As far as next challenge, I honestly don't know at this point :lol:. Training has been kinda frustrating as of late so I'm leaning towards a rainbow sprinkles challenge.. Because fun and work can go together like peanut butter and more peanut butter.

rainbow sprinkles challenges are necessary

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