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7 hours ago, Steve said:

As you can see, I'm like a 5- 12 year old. I have to unplug my video game systems instead of just NOT play them.. I have website blocking software instead of NOT checking time-wasting websites. I track my sleep nightly with an Oura ring, and make sure I get at least 7-8 hours. 

In other words, I gave up on myself years ago, and now put on horseblinders and use technology, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made :)


Sometimes I’m really good, and others I need to use the forest app to lock myself out of my phone at work. So definitely with you on the technological horse blinders :) 

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Hi Steve, this forum and your blog posts have had a massive hand in me becoming the person I am today, so I'm really interested to see what an NF challenge looks like for you.

 

On 2/15/2020 at 7:20 AM, WhiteGhost said:

Hooboy, I feel you on this one.  60 seconds upside down equals about 45 minutes right side up.  I'm sure Science will back me up on that.

 

On 2/15/2020 at 7:46 AM, Scalyfreak said:

 

Only if you're moving very fast while you are upside down.

^I feel like this response needs more recognition.

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2 hours ago, Jarric said:

^I feel like this response needs more recognition.

 

I am very happy that someone finally noticed and understood the joke I was trying to make. :) 

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21 hours ago, Steve said:

As you can see, I'm like a 5-year old. I have to unplug my video game systems instead of just NOT play them.. I have website blocking software instead of NOT checking time-wasting websites. I track my sleep nightly with an Oura ring, and make sure I get at least 7-8 hours. 

In other words, I gave up on myself years ago, and now put on horseblinders and use technology, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made :)

 

Mmm-hmmm. I'm using cold turkey. I have scheduled blocks on the most distracting websites. Including nerd fitness. I love yall, but not all day long. 
 

20 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

That's not fair. A 5-year old would need someone ELSE to turn on the website blocking software.  Calling yourself a 5-year old diminishes the awesomeness in realizing the ways you can monitor yourself. 

 

That makes you a 12-year old at least ;) 

 

I guess it's like being a shapeshifter that transforms from a prudent, moderate, rational human adult into an emotional, hedonistic gremlin. Technology gives the adult the power to cast binding spells that persist even after it transforms back into the gremlin.

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On 2/17/2020 at 7:44 PM, fitnessgurl said:

Greetings Fearless Leader!

Rosie says, "Woof! (Aka. Hello)." She wants to know where are the puppy pics?


Pup tax. Sometimes she gets stuck halfway:
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On 2/17/2020 at 10:16 PM, Rebel Pilot Gar said:

Sometimes I’m really good, and others I need to use the forest app to lock myself out of my phone at work. So definitely with you on the technological horse blinders :) 

 

I LOVE forest. Though I feel like an Idiot, as I spent all my coins to get like, digital palm trees and cherry blossom trees...instead of them ACTUALLY planting a tree for me! lol

 

21 hours ago, Kishi said:

Although if you're that desperate to be rid of it, I'll certainly buy it off you! See what a nice guy I am? :D

 

Ha! I'm not that desperate! I mean, at some point I still need to play: Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Sekiro...and whenever they come out Cyberpunk 2077, Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Ghost of Tsushima, plus whatever the new Assassin's Creed game is this fall. 

...and then PS5 and Xbox Series X (or whatever nonsense they're calling it) comes out this fall. 
 

Arg. That is a lot of games. 

 

Tuesday I'll give myself a B-

 

Hit my calorie goals for Monday, but was 200 over, so I adjusted Tuesday down 200. 

Got my writing in, but it was on a project and not just fun writing. No meditation, SOME journaling. 

 

I am traveling Thurs-Monday, so the next few days will be a bit chaotic, which I'm prepared for. 

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4 minutes ago, Steve said:

Tuesday I'll give myself a B-

 

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On 2/17/2020 at 12:20 PM, Steve said:

Finished reading Three Body Problem this morning, and immediately downloaded the next in the trilogy. This book is like an incredible mix of Ted Chiang's short stories (one of which was adapted into the movie Arrival), Ready Player One, and the Ender's Game series (especially the later books in the series where they get crazy).

 

I know what I'm reading next, thanks! 

 

On 2/17/2020 at 12:24 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

That's not fair. A 5-year old would need someone ELSE to turn on the website blocking software.  Calling yourself a 5-year old diminishes the awesomeness in realizing the ways you can monitor yourself. 

 

 

That makes you a 12-year old at least ;) 

On 2/17/2020 at 2:39 PM, RES said:

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Agreed, we get points for autonomy.

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3 hours ago, Steve said:

I LOVE forest. Though I feel like an Idiot, as I spent all my coins to get like, digital palm trees and cherry blossom trees...instead of them ACTUALLY planting a tree for me! lol


The dilemma! I did the same - I have bought 1 real tree along with the 2 digital designs. Nearly have enough for #2 but am resisting looking at the store because temptation. 

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5 hours ago, Rebel Pilot Gar said:


The dilemma! I did the same - I have bought 1 real tree along with the 2 digital designs. Nearly have enough for #2 but am resisting looking at the store because temptation. 

 

For us the uninitiated, what is the forest app?

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1 hour ago, SkyGirl said:

 

For us the uninitiated, what is the forest app?

 

It's a productivity app (looks like apple and google devices have access). The app itself is free, though there's probably stuff you can pay for. 

 

Basically you set a time (up to 120 mins) that you want to focus and it plants a digital tree. Stay off your phone for that time period and the digital tree loads into your garden (and you get some in-app currency). If you switch out of the app your tree dies and you have to start over -- Incentive to focus and not have skeletal trees in your digital tree-garden.

 

With enough in-app currency you can invest in planting of a real tree (according to the app developers at least, I haven't researched their follow-through tbh). You can also redeem in-app currency for other digital tree designs. 

 

I use it to help focus on days where i want to keep picking up my phone and like the idea of planting real trees just by spending time off my phone. But I only use it at work on my "cannot focus on stuff" days. 

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1 minute ago, Rebel Pilot Gar said:

With enough in-app currency you can invest in planting of a real tree (according to the app developers at least, I haven't researched their follow-through tbh).

On Android this is only available to premium (paid) members although it's only like $2. Also there is a limit on how many real life trees you can plant due to company/developer resources. I think it's 15, which is no small number but also not a lot. 

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13 hours ago, Steve said:

I still need to play: Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Sekiro...and whenever they come out Cyberpunk 2077, Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Ghost of Tsushima, plus whatever the new Assassin's Creed game is this fall. 

...and then PS5 and Xbox Series X (or whatever nonsense they're calling it) comes out this fall. 
 

Arg. That is a lot of games. 

I know your pain buddy, Trust me. I know your pain.

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Insert digital handshake :D 

 

Hellooo! Thank you very much for getting out of your own way :) I believe I was still just lurking when you were still active on the forums. Veeery exciting that you are back for a challenge!

"Just do the thing" is a very good tactic, and a good reminder that even the best still need to do upkeep!  

 

(Seriously, thank you!)

 

Good luck! Especially with the creativity debt!

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Back from my trip!

I ate all the things while visiting Nashville: BBQ, tapas, fried chicken, etc. Didn't work out much, but walked a LOT.

 

Got back Monday afternoon, and immediately went to the gym for a very crappy but "just show up, get back-on-track" workout! 

 

I was in bed by 9:30pm last night, and although my Oura Ring says I only got 7 hours of sleep and I tossed and turned a lot, I woke up feeling great and don't remember sleeping in at all.

 

I got my writing done this morning (Tuesday), but it was tough to get back on track, as I had 3 days of important emails and NF stuff to get caught up on. 

 

Back on track with calorie counting today too. 

 

More detailed updates coming this week as I get right back into the groove.

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21 hours ago, Steve said:

Back on track

 

I really love how you don't dwell on or mope about being off track. You just get right back on. To continue the metaphor (or maybe cliche?), you don't tell it derail you. 

 

You're like:

 

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For real, though, it's inspiring.

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Jumping in to say "thanks". Thank you for creating this awesome corner of the Internet. Someone called it "the anti-facebook". A place where people share about real life. Not the glorified facade a lot of people put up on Facebook. And I love that! And these last couple of challenges I've really taken advantage of this, and it has helped me tremendously. I've gotten so much great input from the awesome members here. So, again, thank you!

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On 2/26/2020 at 8:38 AM, WolfDreamer said:

I really love how you don't dwell on or mope about being off track. You just get right back on. To continue the metaphor (or maybe cliche?), you don't tell it derail you. 

 

I think this is one the most important things i do that happens to work for me. 

I really try to not shame myself or feel badly about occasionally eating poor foods or missing a workout. Life is meant to be lived, and food is more than just sustenance. It's a part of a gathering with friends, or enjoyment with family, or whatever. So, just EAT the thing. 

And then the next day, go back to do what I do normally: eat the foods on my plan, hit my workout, and get right back to it. 

so, WEDNESDAY:

Hit my shoulder mobility work, got my handstands in, and tracked all calories:

 

WEDNESDAY WORKOUT:

 

A1) Romanian Deadlifts, Conventional Deadlifts
 
Warm-up: 10xBAR (RDL), 6x135 (RDL), 5x185 (RDL)
 
Week three:
    RDLs: 3 sets of 6 reps @ 225
    CDL's: 1x275, 1x315, 3/2/2/2 @ 385
 
A2) Weighted parallel bar dips
 
Warm-up: 6XBW
 
Week three: 4x6 @ 25 pounds
 
B1)Front squats
 
Warm-up: 6x95, 2x115
All weeks: 3x6 @ 135
 
 
C1) Front lever pulses 
Week five:
  • 4x6 
Week three: 4x3 w/ 4 sec pause at extended position
 
D1) Wall handstands
 
Week three: 3x60s
 
CALORIE GOAL: HIT! 
 
CREATIVE: B+ - got my writing done, but it's more 'technical' writing so not as fun. more on this soon. 
 
THURSDAY WORKOUT
 
Hit my calories, did my mobility, no handstands on this workout. 
 
A1) Chest supported dumbbell incline row
 
Week three: 8/8/8/8 @ 55
 
B1) Pull-ups
 
Weeks: 35 reps in as little sets as possible
 
12, 12, 11
 
B2) Push-ups
 
Week three: 19/16/50
 
D2) Incline bench curls
 
Week three: 6, 6, 6 at @ 40
 
D2) Overhead triceps extensions
 
Week three: 3x13 @ 40
 
FOOD: Went over by 200 calories, so I'll need to fine-tune my two 'powerbomb' shakes as i call them (oats, protein, frozen berries, frozen spinach). It really just means cutting back slightly on the 
 
So, I am back on track with training. A bit of chaos (good stuff) with NF biz behind the scenes, and some good chaotic life stuff too. Had a great walk with Pepper last night. 
 
And here we are Friday morning. CRUSHED IT! Prepped a lot of pepper's meals for the next week (she gets some meat and veggies along with her kibble). Got the gym laundry done and folded (while listening to the Exponent podcast, hosted by the writer of Stratechery.com , and feeling overall pretty good!
 
I'll give myself an A on the first 3. And a B- on the "write creatively every day" part, but i'm not gonna dwell on it. 
 
 
 
 

 

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On 2/28/2020 at 7:21 AM, Steve said:

I really try to not shame myself or feel badly about occasionally eating poor foods or missing a workout. Life is meant to be lived, and food is more than just sustenance. It's a part of a gathering with friends, or enjoyment with family, or whatever. So, just EAT the thing. 

And then the next day, go back to do what I do normally: eat the foods on my plan, hit my workout, and get right back to it. 

Much truth here^

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On 2/28/2020 at 10:21 AM, Steve said:

I really try to not shame myself or feel badly about occasionally eating poor foods or missing a workout. Life is meant to be lived, and food is more than just sustenance. It's a part of a gathering with friends, or enjoyment with family, or whatever. So, just EAT the thing. 

And then the next day, go back to do what I do normally: eat the foods on my plan, hit my workout, and get right back to it. 

 

Wise words, my friend. 

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I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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Welcome back! It is so inspiring to see how far you have come over this past decade.

 

On 2/13/2020 at 11:48 AM, Steve said:

And yet, here we still are. The Rebels of the NF Rebellion fighting the good fight, helping and supporting each other, realizing they have to be their own heroes. I love y'all, and I'm glad you're still here. 

The feeling is mutual.

 

On 2/13/2020 at 11:48 AM, Steve said:

I'm not going to put expectations on WHAT I create, but I'm going to go with the same strategy I used to tackle the overwhelming task of writing Level Up Your Life:

Very grateful that you did - that book is how I ended up here.

 

On 2/13/2020 at 11:48 AM, Steve said:

Right now, I'm back to working on handstands again.

YAASS handstands! How are they going?

 

On 2/13/2020 at 1:49 PM, WolfDreamer said:

Glad you're with us, Rebel leader. I consider this experience, sharing the NF forums with you, encouraging you and supporting you on your own fitness challenge, more valuable than any autograph or photo op. I hope we see more of you.

^^^This. Our door will always be open. That is Rule #2 of the Rebellion, after all.

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15 hours ago, juliebarkley said:

YAASS handstands! How are they going?

Pretty good!

Right now it's just a lot of "kick up against wall, hold for time" stuff - rebuilding the muscular endurance and balance. But i've had some holds of 40-50 seconds freestanding which feels great. 

 

I'm hoping with increased shoulder mobility and focus on hollow body holds, I can really get these handstands to be completely perpendicular, which should help with time under tension upside down! 

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UPDATE!

Monday 3/2 - hit calories, handstands, shoulder work, and got some creative writing in:

 

A1) Weighted chin-ups 
Warm-up: 5xBW, 2x25
Week four: 5x5 @ 37
 
B1) Alternating arm bodyweight archer rows
Week four:
  • 2x8, 1x6 
  • 1 set of regular bw rows (false grip) @ 15r
C) Ring dip holds
Get into the bottom position of the dip on the rings and hold for time.
All weeks: 3x20s
 
D1) Wall handstands
Week four: 3x60s
 
D2) Band and/or pulley facepulls
Accumulate 100 total reps.
 
TUESDAY 3/3: Hit my calories, and creative work!
 
WEDNESDAY 3/4: hit calories, handstands, shoulder work, and got some creative writing in.
 
A1) RDL/CDL COMBO
 
Warm-up: 10xBAR (RDL), 6x135 (RDL), 5x185 (RDL)
 
Week four: 
    RDLs: 3 sets of 6 reps @ 225
    CDL's: 1x275, 1x315, 3/3/2/2 @ 385
 
A2) Weighted parallel bar dips
 
Warm-up: 6XBW
 
Week four: 4x6 @ 27.5 pounds
 
B1)Front squats
 
Warm-up: 6x95, 2x115
 
All weeks: 3x6 @ 135
 
C1) Front lever pulses 
 
Week four: 4x3 w/ 4 sec pause at extended position
 
D1) Wall handstands
 
Week four: 3x60s
 
THURSDAY (AM) 3/5: I AM FREE OF BLOODBORNE!
 
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I'll say this is one of the toughest gaming achievements I've ever completed I think. This game was great. Didn't like the chalice dungeons much, but after being the main game twice, it was cool enough that i wasn't ready to be done. 
 
Still left to play in the Soulsborne series: Sekiro, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls 3. 
 
Coolest part about Bloodborne: it taught me to play more aggressively and offensively compared to how I played Dark Souls. 

I played Dark Souls 1 very timidly. Heavy armor, big shield, and slowly creeped through the world. 
 
Bloodborne, by the end, I was full YOLO mode. Staying close to big enemies, rolling and backstabbing, getting my timing down, etc. 

I had considered doing Dark Souls 2 and 3 before this. I AM SO GLAD I played BB first. I think it's going to make my playthroughs of Dark Souls 2 and 3 so much more enjoyable (and faster). 
 
To the GYM!
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