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Seduisante Refuses to Go Down Without a Fight


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OK.  Deep breaths and do the thing!  




I haven't done a challenge in years but figured with the 10th anniversary challenge - why the hell not?!?!  So taking a shot at this while trying to not bite off more that I can chew.




Any of my old challenges were all in the Monks forum.  But since then I've added in lifting and I love it.  So I guess you could say that I'm more of a Warrior Monk these days?  Unfortunately, a mysterious shoulder injury has befallen our hero, making martial arts training nigh impossible.  In fact, it's become difficult to pick up heavy things and put them back down.  But I refuse to go down without a fight.  So I've revamped my gym routine to work around the injury until such a time that it can be identified and eliminated.  SO!  All that being said, here's the plan:


Nutrition - no excuses.  Even if I can't exercise I should be able to keep this in check

1) Log what I eat M-Th and AT LEAST 2 weekend days (F, Sa, Su).  (those damned weekends tend to get away from me!)

2)  Hit my protein goal 80% of the time



1) Some sort of exercise 4 times/week.  Preferably the gym.  Though sometimes life gets in the way (3 kids, 1 full time job, and one part time job).  But also, if I piss off my shoulders I still need to do SOMETHING.  So going on a 30 minute walk also works.

2) Foam rolling (back, neck, chest) at least 1x/day.  Preferably 2x/day.


Overall health

1) Turn off electronics (phone, tablet, computer, ALL of it) by 10pm.

2) Take those vitamins every day


That's probably plenty.  Ready?     . . . . . . . . GO!


ETA - apparently I am unable to GIF.  Must research.  

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Well shit.  Migraine apparently powered up overnight and returned.  Day 7 of this shit and I've had enough!  Hoping to medicate it enough that I can still get to the gym this evening.  Especially since I missed going yesterday for the same reason.  

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Well, you win some, you lose some.  Migraine lifted for most of the day, but returned in the late afternoon/early evening.  Went to the gym anyway and then off to teach  karate.  Tried a new script last night for the migraine and woke up at 4:30 with my head hurting anyway.  Sigh - will try again today and hope for the best?  



1) Log what I eat - done!  

2)  Hit my protein goal 80% of the time - got within 10% yesterday, so I'm counting it



1) Some sort of exercise 4 times/week.  1/4 for the week

2) Foam rolling (back, neck, chest) - done!  :)  Only got to the back once because when I woke up with my head hurting yesterday the thought of getting down to the floor and back up to roll out my back made me want to cry.  But I got it done at the gym in the evening, rolled out my neck morning and night (mostly because I can do that standing up and have figured out how to do it while I brush my teeth.  LOL)  Got the chest rolled out, too.  


Overall health

1) Turn off electronics (phone, tablet, computer, ALL of it) by 10pm.  I may have gone over by about 5 minutes, but I'm still calling it a win.  I didn't bring the phone to bed to with me and, in all fairness, I did,'t even get home until about 9:30 (typical for Tuesdays and Thursdays for me).

2) Take those vitamins every day - Yay!   got them done yesterday.  Which makes me feel good in general.


Lifting went OK yesterday, all things considered.  Shoulder was only a little pissed off and it feels fine today.  Headache came and went throughout the session, but that was pretty much going to happen anyway, I think.  Managed to increase the weight a bit on my zercher squats, so that makes me happy.  It's the little things.


Fingers crossed that the Maxalt kicks in for the migraine and I can function like a mostly normal human being at work today.  

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Hey @Seduisante, how are things going? Did the Maxalt ever kick in?

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