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Happy New Year everyone!

 

I have been doing some thinking and decided to throw a challenge up for old time's sake! I am going to use inspiration fro one of my favorite shows to start working on these New Year goals.

 

Workout 3X a Week with 2X a Week of Yoga to stay limber

Day 1: 10x10 BP\DL

Day 2: 10x10 OHP\SQ

 

First is get my ass back in to a steady workout routine. I have been really unreliably working out the last few months with weeks in between lifting sessions.

As everyone knows you can't be a Peaky Blinder without having the strength to throw down!

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Daily Family Meeting\Write Everyday

Tommy is a master of communication and a real leader of his family.

I want to start having family meetings every day. I do not plan on having big formal ones but mainly just checking in with my wife and kids and really listen to what is going on and that we are all on the same page. I tend to get stuck in my own world with work and bills so I know it would be really beneficial to us all to reconnect everyday even if its a simple hey how was your day. I also want to get back in the habit of writing. So it could be anything from a journal entry to writing here on NF just get some words down.

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Study 30min a Day

Tommy is always looking for the next move to make to bring the family up to a better position. I need to get it together this year and start moving up in my career and the first step to make that happen is getting my CCENT certification which is half of a CCNA which is the ultimate goal.

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Side quest:

Unlike Tommy who chain smokes his ass off I am quitting smoking. As of 12/31/18 I quit. I have quit previously for about 2 years but for some reason I picked it back up. So, I know all the drama it takes to quit and I am determined to make it happen.

 

 

And That's it! Time to start the New Year off right!

 

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Quick update:

I finished most of my challenge goals for the day. I work nightshift so I am off to bed but when I wake up I still have time for the daily checkup with the family.

Here is today's workout:

 

Bench Press
10x10 85# 38.6kg

 

Deadlift
10x10 85# 38.6kg

 

Curls
3x8 55# 24.9kg

 

Cool down walk by walking the dog.

 

Finished 30 minutes of study by youtube video course.

 

I am going to count writing here as my writing goal for the first day.

 

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2 minutes ago, Mr_Willes said:

Hey Volki! Good to see you back! Another old face huh. Peaky Blinders is the best. And I've got CCNA a few years back, so if I can help you with anything just holler, I love helping people out with networking schtuff!

Hell yeah I can't wait for the new season of Peaky Blinders. Sweet I am doing the 2 part CCNA so I am going for my CCENT first. I will definitely hit you up for some advice.

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3 minutes ago, Mr_Willes said:

CCNA is fantastic and truly one of the best decisions I ever made. The foundation is fantastic, when things clicked everything became so much more clearer. And now I can feel I can create anything.

 

What are your lifting numbers nowadays?

Thats encouraging because atudying the basics is so boring right now lol but after 10yrs in I.T I should have moved up and gotten some certs. I have the Net+ right now so I know some of the CCENT material already.

 

Ehh I am currently stuck with a bench that only has a 1in bar and 100#(45.4kg). So I am focusing on massive volume to make up for not have enough weights. So thats why I am rockin the 10x10 sets cuz its simple and I get a burn.

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VOLKI IS BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK

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BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Equipment: Vanquisher's Leathers, Gridle & War Shroud, Howling War Axe (rare), Adventurer's pack & alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

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It's a season for respawns, old friend.  Glad to have you back!

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[Level ??] Barbarian Slayer (Path of the Zealot Barbarian/Champion Fighter)

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Equipment: Vanquisher's Leathers, Gridle & War Shroud, Howling War Axe (rare), Adventurer's pack & alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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12 hours ago, Volki said:

Thats encouraging because atudying the basics is so boring right now lol but after 10yrs in I.T I should have moved up and gotten some certs. I have the Net+ right now so I know some of the CCENT material already.

 

I started working in computers in '99. So i have been around for quite some time. The useful part about is CCNA is being able to really understand how stuff works, in a way that helps me a lot when troubleshooting. Effectively cutting out 2/3 of the options when something goes wrong helps hugely in solving stuff. And that's what CCNA does, it learns you how things tick in a network.

 

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12 hours ago, Volki said:

Ehh I am currently stuck with a bench that only has a 1in bar and 100#(45.4kg). So I am focusing on massive volume to make up for not have enough weights. So thats why I am rockin the 10x10 sets cuz its simple and I get a burn.

 

I believe that. During squatmas i thoroughly underestimated the 75/75 (75 reps with 75% BW) it was 5x15. I had DOMS for days!

 

But hopefully sometime soon you will find a new way to get to some weights so you can join our order of PowerLifting Rangers!

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... a little odd in the head ...

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5 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

 

I started working in computers in '99. So i have been around for quite some time. The useful part about is CCNA is being able to really understand how stuff works, in a way that helps me a lot when troubleshooting. Effectively cutting out 2/3 of the options when something goes wrong helps hugely in solving stuff. And that's what CCNA does, it learns you how things tick in a network.

 

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I believe that. During squatmas i thoroughly underestimated the 75/75 (75 reps with 75% BW) it was 5x15. I had DOMS for days!

 

But hopefully sometime soon you will find a new way to get to some weights so you can join our order of PowerLifting Rangers!

I get that and thanks again for the encouragement. I have spent most of my i.t time as a sys admin working in AD and on servers and the last few years doing service desk for 1w dif hospitals. I need to move up cuz I am tired of doing break fix stuff.

 

As for the weights yeah that amount of volume is really working for me. I feel like I can really focus on form, its easier on my back and I still get crazy doms. I need to get at least some 45# plates if I can find ones that will fit the 1in bar.

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Update Time!

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Workout 1/3
Yoga 1/2
Family Meeting 3/5
Writing 3/5
Study 3/5

 

Side Quest:

I am 3 days in being nicotine free and doing much better now that the physical withdrawals are over and done with. Now comes the mental fun where I try to convince myself its cool to smoke again. I got this though and I am not going to fall for my tricks again.

 

 

All I have left for today is to knock out another lifting session. Today will be 10x10 Squats and OHP so should be fun (>.< )<(damn you squats)

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On 1/3/2019 at 7:13 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Solid numbers. That 10x10 pattern is a proper killer.

Most definitely. Sorry for the late reply. I knocked out my goals for zero week so I am ready for the new week. My final lift for the week was a repeat of BP and DL. I am going to do SQ and OHP tomorrow and see if its any easier this time because those squats and ohp had my back not feelin the greatest and my legs were jelly.

 

I am also at almost a week of nicotine free life. I am also 12 days in of now energy drinks. Feelin good and gettin in the groove again. The small weight I lost before came back (quit smoking so appetite came back). Trying to get from 216 down to 185-190 so I have a way to go. Trying to eat eat mostly keto lately and feelin really good so I might stick to that. Anyway hope everyone has a good week.

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On 1/6/2019 at 4:06 PM, x Valkyrie x said:

Cool challenge! I just started watching Peaky Blinders with my husband and we are hooked. I especially like your family meetings, it’s so important to stay in touch, and so easy to let communication slide in the day to day grind. 

Hey thanks. Omg I love the show and have just started rewatching the series. I can't wait for the next season. As for the meetings I think itll be good for all of us to stay on the same page everyday.

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Update time!

 

Workouts 1/3

 I messed up and did BP and DL instead of SQ and OHP on monday but not sad at all about it cuz squats are the devil. I upped the working weight of 4 4 of the sets and I am def feelin the pump. My goal is to be able to 10 sets of 10 at 105 for all 4 lifts with perfect form so I still have some work to do.

 

BP

6x10 85#

4x10 105#

 

DL

6x10 85#

4x10 105#

 

Yoga? Naw not yet but might knock some out at work since I work alone I won't get any weird looks lol.

 

Family meetings 3/7

The meetings are going well and gives us an excuse to work out any problems we have with eachother instead of holding on to any issues.

 

Writing 3/7

Barely squeekin by on this one but I have been doing a lil journaling and figuring out some mental clutter.

 

Study 3/7

Studying is squeekin by but I am watching my study videos right now. I subd to some ccna threads on reddit to get reminder popups throughout the day to at least watch a vid for a few mins.

 

I am 8.5 days into no smoking and about 14 days with no energy drinks(just tea and coffee now). Also kind of personal tmi but 41 days on nofap and really workin on some mental hangups. Anyway feeling real good overall and if i get a chance ill try and weigh myself to see if i came down any from 216.

 

Oh also got concert tickets for Atmosphere on 23rd! Really looking forward to it. I have been listening to them for 15 years now and they got me through alot of tough times so I am very excited to finally see them in person!

Heres one of their videos if anyone is interested.

 

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4 hours ago, Volki said:

I am 8.5 days into no smoking and about 14 days with no energy drinks(just tea and coffee now). Also kind of personal tmi but 41 days on nofap and really workin on some mental hangups. Anyway feeling real good overall and if i get a chance ill try and weigh myself to see if i came down any from 216

 

Oh my gods, son.  That's incredible!  Even the energy drinks alone would break me, haha

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[Level ??] Barbarian Slayer (Path of the Zealot Barbarian/Champion Fighter)

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Equipment: Vanquisher's Leathers, Gridle & War Shroud, Howling War Axe (rare), Adventurer's pack & alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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