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Goal One- Fix squats, etc. This is two-fold.

  • Part one is just going to be increasing overall volume at a lower intensity, since issues tend to magnify the heavier the weight.
  • Part two is upload updated form videos to show progress (or lack thereof). Also still owe OHP vids.

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Find some food consistency. At some point over the next year I will be attempting a cut. When I do that, I feel it would be very beneficial to have some more consistent numbers across the board (i.e. less peaks and valleys in MFP.) So, my goals are to

  • a) not skip dinner/fall asleep/try to make up the difference with PB right before bed; and
  • b), I am experimenting with pre-measured PB so maybe I don’t eat a jar in one sitting.

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Sleep. This one is more about finding good sleep quality than aiming for a specific number of hours per night. One thing I noticed over the past several weeks was it seemed like nights where I either ate less or just earlier in the evening I seemed to sleep more soundly? Ideally, I would like to figure out if this is actually replicable or purely coincidental So, I’m going to try experimenting to see if there is a correlation between total cal overall vs what time they were consumed.

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Shamelessly-stolen-from-@CourtnieMarie-and-slightly-modified-wording-to-make-it-seem-like-it-was-not-totally-plagiarized goal:

  • Active hangs/pull-up practice with doorway pull-up bar. 2 active minutes, thrice weekly.

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One checkity-box goal: update measurements and progress pics

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Rolling goals

Daily Devo.

As in every day, Amber. :P

Walking. 8,000 steps minimum. Bonus level: 10,000.  (Thanks, CM, for helping me talk this one through!)

#Yoga365 730. Bonus level: 2 sessions/day. (Score / reward TBD)

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Zero week wrap for rolling goals:

 

Devo 6/7.

Walking. 7/7. 8k steps 14 weeks straight. 3 extra points for 10k during zero week.

#Yoga365 730. 7/7. Bonus 4. Don't forget front split practice! Yep.

 

Missed one lift day due to conference. Did not do conditioning Saturday because yard work, but did run. Logged headaches 5 of 7 days, so I had that going for me lol.

 

Off to catch up with the rest of the Warriors.

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Following for the unusual take on sleep goal. While taking notes.

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14 hours ago, scalyfreak said:

Following for the unusual take on sleep goal. While taking notes.

Hi!! I'll try to keep good records and keep it as scientific as possible.

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2 hours ago, MikeWazowski said:

Seconded.

 

And also to be inspired by your yoga consistency - go you!

Hey! And thanks! :) It does get easier the less you have to think about it.

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Ok, so I'm not quite at that level :lol:.  I can do the side balance part, just not the transition.

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this came up while searching for "what'd i miss" gifs and i couldn't NOT use it

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HI!! you are totally allowed to steal goals around these parts :D 

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23 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

this came up while searching for "what'd i miss" gifs and i couldn't NOT use it

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HI!! you are totally allowed to steal goals around these parts :D 

PERFECT! Also, you haven't missed much. Just the usual eat, sleep, lift ;) Although, kind of a funny story yesterday.. spoiler because longish

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So, for Valentine's Day I got a bit of a surprise. I was looking in the mirror at work and saw something whitish in my hair. I thought it was a cat hair, which I thought was weird but maybe I had one on my hand when I did the hair gel? Anyways, I tried to pull it out aaaaand it was attached. Uh-oh. SO I go digging a little at my scalp. Sure enough, that is a fairly long gray hair. My 1st. I LOL and move on. I went to take a pic later for proof aaaand found another one. Hmm. Okay. This is getting kind of silly. Well, this morning I figured, "meh, why not?" and I check the same area on the other side of my head. Guess what? TWO MORE! So, not only did I get my 1st, I got four of a kind! The irony of getting myself cured of saying "I'm old" last challenge whilst apparently sprouting "highlights" is not lost on me. :lol:

TL;DR I have more silver than Team USA :highly_amused:

 

Ooh good! As long as I have permission to steal we're good. Happy to have you along! :D

 

17 hours ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

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I've had success with pre-measured PB.  It's actually the only way that I can have it in the house...

First off, that is an adorable gif! Secondly, I believe you were the inspiration for the pre-measured. ATM, I'm using little tupperware containers because they don't carry the single-serves in the almond butter I like best. However, due to poor planning on my part, I filled them all up with jif and naturally I have been craving almond butter instead lol. Oh well. I'll know better for next week. ;)

 

 

 

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didn't you know gray is in?? :D  i started getting mine at 18 so i feel you, boo.

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didn't you know gray is in?? [emoji3]  i started getting mine at 18 so i feel you, boo.
Lol. I guess that means I'm trendy? [emoji14]
No big deal. It just made me laugh because of aforementioned goal. My mom started graying much younger than what I am now, so really I am glad to have made it thus far lol

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Goal One- Fix squats, etc.

  • Volume. Basically running inverted juggernaut (which featured 10 sets of 5 each day's main lift for week one.) Did not die, though the DOMS were real. Also, on the 8th set of floor press I FINALLY got some reps where my wrists were straight. So, I'm hoping this actually helps. (Side note, I think I must have great wrist mobility because I have this problem on all lifts save deads.)
  • Updated form videos. Also still owe OHP vids. Not today. I'll see what I've got on film and may post something this week.

Find some food consistency.

1) do not skip dinner  Check!

2) pre-measured PB.  Out of the 6 days I ate nut butter, I used the pre-measured twice. One was really helpful because I was trying to bump cal slightly without going nuts (teehee). 2nd time was less helpful because I was still hungry after my portion and hit the super chunk...hard.. Saturday's total was just over 2800 cal lol

 

Sleep. Week one results inconclusive. Forgot my knock-off fitbit has a weird way of tracking sleep. (Instead of counting from 10pm to 5:30am as one night, it counts in 24 hour increments only. Thus, the timer currently shows the hours past midnight I slept last night and it will include the hours before midnight tonight towards the total for today.) So, I am revising the way I'll be tracking/logging. I have pictures of the watch face that shows overnight movement (not accessible from the app), and a log for notes (1-10 scales for wake up energy level and overall energy level).

 

Active hangs/pull-up practice. 2 active minutes, thrice weekly. Check! Current schedule is Sat/Sun and Wed. Also, I need to remove the cushion thingies because they hurt my hands more than the smooth bar.

 

One checkity-box goal: update measurements and progress pics. Done! Not a great deal of difference showed in the photos but I was surprisingly pleased with the mirror for once, which was most definitely worth the effort.

 

Since it's early, adding 2nd check-box goal: now that ALL of the paperwork has arrived, file taxes.

 

Misc rambling. Only 2 headaches logged this week. Missed conditioning drills again, and also no running. I did however have lots of fun times with shoveling dirt into a wheel barrow and bringing it to the front of the property (up slight hill because of course it was) and removing roots with a pickax. Come to think of it this is probably why I was hungry Saturday evening and zombified Sunday..

 

Rolling goals

Devo 7/7.

Walking. 7/7. 8k steps 15 weeks straight. 10k bonus: 5.

#Yoga365 730. 7/7. Bonus 5. Don't forget front split practice! Yep.

 

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WEEK 2. BEGIN.

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Hey, I'm late too, but I wanted to ditto the "silver is IN" comment and watch your sleep tracking progress. I've been rocking bright-white highlights for a couple decades now and they still make me happy :) 

 

That "24 hour" thing is kinda weird - but it sounds like you have a good plan for sciencing anyways, despite your "non-standard data collection protocol."  

 

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18 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

without going nuts

 

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22 hours ago, Gemma said:

Hey, I'm late too, but I wanted to ditto the "silver is IN" comment and watch your sleep tracking progress. I've been rocking bright-white highlights for a couple decades now and they still make me happy :) 

 

That "24 hour" thing is kinda weird - but it sounds like you have a good plan for sciencing anyways, despite your "non-standard data collection protocol."  

 

 

Hey! *waves*  I always said I would keep the gray when I got it, figuring I would have "earned it". I suppose I will be putting my money where my mouth is in the next few years lol. I love that you are able to still find joy in your highlights :)

 

Right?! I cannot figure out why the designer thought that would be a good way to summarize a night's worth of sleep. Ah well. I shouldn't complain since it was free anyways lol. 

 

Oh, and apparently I need to add a metric for whether I dreamed (or at least whether I  remember dreaming) because there have been a couple of doozies the last couple of days. (This is what I get for taking my challenge title from a song called Lucid Dream :P)

 

4 hours ago, RedStone said:

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Looooove that owl gif! One of my all time favorites :)

Also, lol, you know I can't resist a bad pun. It's in my Warrior DNA! ;)

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  On an unrelated note, I need that pepperoni tie..

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On 2/19/2018 at 1:24 PM, JustCallMeAmber said:

 

 

Sleep. Week one results inconclusive. Forgot my knock-off fitbit has a weird way of tracking sleep. (Instead of counting from 10pm to 5:30am as one night, it counts in 24 hour increments only. Thus, the timer currently shows the hours past midnight I slept last night and it will include the hours before midnight tonight towards the total for today.)

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16 hours ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

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Bahaha! Oh you nineties with your deep, introspective lyrics.

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Also, that's going to be stuck in my head for a bit..

5 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

on the contrary, the pepperoni tie is related to everything

 

everything

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Also, it comes in bow tie form for those formal occasions. :D

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1 hour ago, Grumble said:

Mostly related to why I'm hungry.

This is why I'm usually eating whilst checking NF. Well, that and the occasional food porn..

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I need a snack..

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