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I just realized how out-of-shape I am  when I was out of breath  I was while I was cutting weeds in the yard. I almost passed out from the heat after mowing the lawn the other day, and I have to  deal with what reminds me of the beginnings of an asthma attack from my youth. This is bad. I also recently did blood tests, and I have a horrendous cholesterol profile (high LDL, low HDL), high liver enzymes, terrible kidney health, constant borderline hypertension, and total Testosterone of like 300. Though it's tempting to "hack" my T levels to get teh gainz, I'm thinking the best way would be to get healthy first.  I just need to let go of my ego, disassociate, and assess and coach myself as I would as a new person I'm working with.

 

Client Profile:

Male, 33, married, sedentary, former athlete, has not exercised at all in 4 months, has access to kettlebells,and a nearby gym. Medicated for major depression, currently unemployed and highly stressed (which leads to entire days of productivity shutdowns). Mostly eats takeout, has substituted  diet sodas instead of regular. Takes daily vitamins and meds 99% of the time.

 

First steps:

 

MIND

I scheduled a Technical Admissions Assessment for a coding bootcamp two weeks from now,  so the pressure's on. I think if I total 40 hours I'll be as ready as I can be for it, so a little over 3 hours a day starting today would be reasonable, though I tend to get in the zone sometimes.

 

So the Program Minimum:

  1. Swing twice a week
  2. One serving of veg
  3. 3 hours of coding

 

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13 JUL, Mon - 2h 47m 

14 JUL, Tue - 1h 21m, veggies, workout

15 JUL, Wed - veggies

16 JUL, Thu - veggies

17 JUL, Fri - veggies

18 JUL, Sat - veggies

19 JUL, Sun 

20 JUL, Mon - workout

21 JUL, Tue - veggies, coding

22 JUL, Wed - veggies, coding

23 JUL, Thu - veggies, coding

24 JUL, Fri - veggies

25 JUL, Sat - veggies

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On 7/11/2020 at 2:15 PM, Machete said:

has access to kettlebells,and a nearby gym.

 

My guy. Let's be realistic about this brave new world we live in. None of us in the US, and definitely not in your home state, have safe access to a nearby gym.

 

There's enough stress to mitigate in all this; don't take on the "I should go to the gym, but is it safe, but I should; I did, and was it a mistake" stress bundle. You are your own gym, and all that.

 

I like your first steps.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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On 7/11/2020 at 5:51 PM, Kishi said:

It's always a good day to start again.

 

Do you have any plans in place as far as mitigating stress? That seems kind of primed to initiate some very vicious circles.

 

I'd like to plan out my weeks, but that seems to not be happening at the moment. I'm thinking of limiting my Facebook time because reading that in itself is very stressful. Also exploring possible different strategies we can use to take out the high-interest debts we have. I feel like we haven't taken advantage of all the assistance we're being offered (mostly because I'm skeptical about not having to pay exponentially out the ass later).

 

On 7/14/2020 at 1:17 AM, sarakingdom said:

 

My guy. Let's be realistic about this brave new world we live in. None of us in the US, and definitely not in your home state, have safe access to a nearby gym.

 

There's enough stress to mitigate in all this; don't take on the "I should go to the gym, but is it safe, but I should; I did, and was it a mistake" stress bundle. You are your own gym, and all that.

 

I like your first steps.

 

RECORD-BREAKING. Apparently the Constitution says we don't need masks.

 

The rest of the world probably sees the US the way the US sees Florida.

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7 hours ago, Machete said:

The rest of the world probably sees the US the way the US sees Florida.

 

Totally. We're banned from nearly everywhere. Mexico's considering that wall, to keep us out. Mask up, cowboy.

 

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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On ‎7‎/‎15‎/‎2020 at 1:57 PM, Machete said:

I'd like to plan out my weeks, but that seems to not be happening at the moment. I'm thinking of limiting my Facebook time because reading that in itself is very stressful. Also exploring possible different strategies we can use to take out the high-interest debts we have. I feel like we haven't taken advantage of all the assistance we're being offered (mostly because I'm skeptical about not having to pay exponentially out the ass later).

 

Well, not really in terms of planning out the week so much as just having something to fall back on to chill things out and relax a bit. Easier said than done, but worth doing if it can be. Limiting FB is a good idea and getting a handle on debt is a huge relief as well. I was thinking more in terms of things like a daily walk or a mindfulness practice or something.

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On 7/15/2020 at 9:19 PM, sarakingdom said:

 

Totally. We're banned from nearly everywhere. Mexico's considering that wall, to keep us out. Mask up, cowboy.

 

The virus when they finally get that anti-masker:

You've Yeed Your Last Haw | Know Your Meme

 

But yeah, I'm setting the kettlebells up and just swinging with the wife. Did some swings and it took me out for a week. My entire body hurt. haha

 

On 7/17/2020 at 1:58 PM, Kishi said:

 

Well, not really in terms of planning out the week so much as just having something to fall back on to chill things out and relax a bit. Easier said than done, but worth doing if it can be. Limiting FB is a good idea and getting a handle on debt is a huge relief as well. I was thinking more in terms of things like a daily walk or a mindfulness practice or something.

 

Ah. Yeah, probably a breathing practice. I'll look into re-installing either Headspace or Wim Hof.

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