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GK gets back to lifting heavy things and putting them back down in the same place


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It's a new year. Holidays are over and it's back to work tomorrow. Illness has (mostly) cleared, however my belly is full of turkey, mince pies and many many alcoholic beverages. Its time to get back to work.

 

1.  Continue 5x5. 3 times a week. Keep pushing myself to the following goals by the end of the challenge:

1a. Squat my own bodyweight. This is likely to change a little bit either way, but likely to be mid-120kgs.

1b. As above for Deadlifts.

1c. 80kg for Bench-press

1d. 70kg for row

1e. 50kg for OHP.

 

2. Refuel. Eat well (no takeaways) whilst getting my protein in. 

 

3. Recharge. Get enough sleep. 7 hours a night is the target. Not ideal but will be better than what I've been getting for a while. My white whale.

 

4. Meditate. A bit druidy but a good one. My mental health is good for now and I want to keep it that way. I don't want to wait until something happens again before I pay attention to it. So for now, not long, maybe 10 minutes a day, do a little meditation. 

 

Let's see how this goes.

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Following for the white whale and the druidism (I am a committed meditator myself, my sanity depends on it. "Sanity" is a very loose term in this context.) 

 

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Isn't lifting heavy meditation in it's own right?

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1 minute ago, GodzillaKong said:

 

In a world and gym where other people and the little voice inside my head don't exist, I'd agree. As it is I find a healthy level of rage helps (much like Magneto Hulk). 

 

fify  (I've been doing this a lot today)

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2 hours ago, Laghail said:

All about that meditation yo; hard to lift when you're having a stress fueled melt-down.

Good, you found your brother in meditation! I was gonna @ you last night then...didn’t.

 

Following along for the stronglifts and the sleep - still struggling with that second one a year later lol.

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Day 1. I got this. I am determined.i have a plan. I am good to go...

 

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...yeah... Turns out I hadn't recovered from my illness as well as I thought I had. Or I'm ill again. Either way it feels like someone is sitting on my chest whenever I get out of first gear. Doubly so when lifting. And my nose is making horrible sounds. The January blues incarnate. So holding off on the lifting for now, will see how I feel in the coming days and re-evaluate my lifting goals as and when.

 

Everything else is going ok. Even got to sleep at a reasonable hour. Very difficult to not fall into the illness trap and eat all sorts of junk but holding off so far.

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Sigh.

 

Let's just say that this challenge isn't going as planned. On top of the lingering illness, I woke up over the weekend with a pain in my foot. Unable to put any weight on it, I made an appointment with the doctor who has advised me to not put it under any strain for 2 weeks and if it still hurts then I'll be sent for a series of scans. Hopefully it won't come to that - it already feels better - but great Odin's raven this is annoying.

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10 hours ago, GodzillaKong said:

Sigh.

 

Let's just say that this challenge isn't going as planned. On top of the lingering illness, I woke up over the weekend with a pain in my foot. Unable to put any weight on it, I made an appointment with the doctor who has advised me to not put it under any strain for 2 weeks and if it still hurts then I'll be sent for a series of scans. Hopefully it won't come to that - it already feels better - but great Odin's raven this is annoying.

 

I know. You can't control the complications, but you can control your response. When I have to go into boring meet-prep mode, and can't do any of the fun work that I like around the main lifts, I let my brain go crazy dreaming up all the fun shit imma get up to once I'm cleared for more volume.

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In a rare instance of me getting something right, taking the day off work yesterday has really paid off. After a day of rest and icing, foot has been a whole lot better. Still aches a little, but I'm walking with only the slightest hobble. Considering 36 hours ago I was worried about having to use crutches for the rest of the month, I'm rather pleased (skip to tomorrow where it flairs up again!).

 

Definitely no gym this week. Head says take the whole 2 weeks off as per doctor, heart says "Lift!!". I'm torn, I can't wait to get back, but I know I've got to be careful. Will see over the weekend.

 

@Laghail I've been dreaming of just getting under the bar and squatting. I miss it so much!

 

@Khujai must admit I did break and have a takeaway delivered :( but determined that it will be the only one this month.

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It's time to re-evaluate my challenges for this month. All those fancy separate lifting goals have now been replaced with 1 single goal; get back into the gym and lifting. The targets can wait till the next challenge. 

 

Foot has reacted well and it's as if nothing has happened. Do I follow doctor's advice and give it another week? Or should I go in tomorrow? So tempting...

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9 hours ago, GodzillaKong said:

Foot has reacted well and it's as if nothing has happened. Do I follow doctor's advice and give it another week? Or should I go in tomorrow? So tempting...

 

Give it a week, the last thing you want to do is give in to temptation and be out of action... AGAIN.

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On 15/01/2018 at 5:00 PM, Grumble said:

 

Give it a week, the last thing you want to do is give in to temptation and be out of action... AGAIN.

 

Thanks Grumble. I knew it was the right thing to do but it took someone else to tell me. Itching to get back to it but as you say, don't want to be out of action again.

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