Mike Wazowski Posted August 14, 2020 Author Report Share Posted August 14, 2020 On 8/4/2020 at 6:48 PM, Vidd said: Haha that's awesome! Well one of the things I learned(the hard way) was less is more with muscle up training. But it's so rewarding to finally get it. Best of luck! Oh yes, I'm sure that's true - I'll probably be spending a big chunk of my time working on the skill / movement pattern before really trying to explode into it (in addition to strength building, of course). On 8/4/2020 at 6:48 PM, Vidd said: I like all the variety you've got in this challenge, you're hitting all your bases: fitness, diet, mental health, knowledge, and spirituality. Thanks! That variety has been my undoing in the past (see gentle ribbing from miss marissa above) but I don't know how to completely ignore any one aspect of stuff, at least not for very long. On 8/5/2020 at 10:44 AM, raptron said: Yummm. Yuuuup. I dunno why it took me this long to hop aboard the homemade breakfast taco train, they're f*cking amazing. On 8/5/2020 at 10:44 AM, raptron said: Awwww, yeah. I love it. On 8/6/2020 at 1:52 PM, KB Girl said: Yes! Fun and interesting! On 8/7/2020 at 1:53 AM, Mad Hatter said: Ooooh that is shiny! Yuuup! On 8/7/2020 at 12:13 PM, Luxia said: Oooo..what kind of dancing do you do? Getting into the studio is one thing I'm missing the most during this pandemic time. Ballroom and latin here - I'm really lucky that we have a personal key code to the studio and it was never a super heavily trafficked space (coach's business model is built on sloooooowly getting new students and just having really high retention on his core group). So my partner and I felt comfortable keeping up our usual training schedule, especially since the studio saw an even smaller number of in-person visitors (I'd peg it at between 20-30 unique people visiting over a given week, never more than ~6 at a given time). On 8/11/2020 at 12:08 PM, dancezwithkittehz said: Oh heyyyyyyyy. Following as always ❤️ Hey hey, welcome aboard! 19 hours ago, Mad Hatter said: It's almost the weekend, hopefully you'll be able to recuperate from the life stressors then! Yessss it'll be good to get a big ole pile of sleep and leave the work computer hidden away for 64+ hours. 19 hours ago, Mad Hatter said: Neat MU accident! I know! I was super excited to stumble upon it! Alright, slightly more proper challenge update. The past couple weeks (really, the past month plus) at work have been a beatdown, and I've been trying to get myself out of it by making pushes above normal to get a little more work done (often by letting one or more healthy habits fall by the wayside for "just one day"), especially the past couple weeks. It's taken a toll, the mental stress piled up, and I started leaning on emotional eating to cope with it, a lot. On top of that, I've been dealing with just not feeling fully physically healthy - periods of lightheadedness / fatigue plus constantly feeling like I couldn't quite breathe fully thanks to a sort of chronic sinus infection. I'd been feeling really crummy and was at a real, real low point by the start of this week. BUT, I was lucky, as this week had me connecting with my all-star lineup of health professionals: On Tuesday, I had my once a quarter PrEP checkup and was able to talk through my lightheadedness with my doctor who happened to have a full blood and urine workup sitting in front of her - and she pointed to the mostly likely cause being low blood sugar, based on my blood glucose levels at the time of the test and especially since my lightheadedness was happening the most during dance practices (which are intense bouts of physical activity); even if I've still got some experimenting to do to limit the symptoms, it's nice to have a working hypothesis Therapist talk on Wednesday, where we had a good debrief and I talked myself into a good place of realizing that I'm simply in a higher stressor environment at work for some unknown amount of time; there's nothing I can do to change that (well, aside from quitting my job, but the tradeoffs haven't come to favor that option yet) BUT I can choose how much I give a crap about the things outside my control - at the end of the day, this work situation has to do with a lot of tech systems behaving abnormally, causing reporting I built that assumed they would behave normally to be faulty, and now we're all just muddling through and trying to understand the mess. Still got some pondering to do on it, and I might have to draw myself a flow chart on how to handle things that pop up and try to stress me out in the future - couldn't hurt to have it out on my desk during the work day! Met with my allergy /asthma specialist on Thursday, and she was really attentive in talking to me about my nose symptoms and we landed on a plan - I'm trying out this new way of delivering a mild steroid to my nasal passages to treat some chronic inflammation that's deep in there, and if that doesn't seem to be helping enough after a few weeks, I'll set up a consult with a sinus surgeon to see about a very basic, routine surgery (but she's had multiple patients find this new delivery system for the drug suuuuper effective, so I'm hoping I'll be in a similar boat) I also had a really fantastic dance practice yesterday, where I really started to embrace confidence / performance and just playing and being in the moment. I still have a long way to go on that front, but it was hopeful and encouraging, especially since my partner commented on the difference almost immediately. I've got a lot to mull over and process, and I think I owe myself some quality time with sunshine and a journal this weekend to take it all in. I'm basically treating last week and this week as a hiatus from challenge goals, and I'll pick up my self improvement train next Monday. For now, gotta survive a work day and then rest and dance all weekend (with a long overdue coffee date snuck in Saturday morning - I think we made plans in early July, then he got swamped with work, I got sick, I was still sick, I got swamped with work, and now we're finally meeting). Hope y'all have a great weekend! 4 Quote Ballroom dancer, data nerd, calisthenics dabbler Link to comment
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