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Funny that you should mention being "married to the grind".  I was just meditating today on a book I read about sugar addiction.  The author had several steps, and she suggested not moving on from one step to the next until you have learned to love the one you're on.  And another article from my handstand program talked about not piling on more goals until your current one is automatic.  It seems to be the thought of the day.

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And a crucial one. =)

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8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

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This is super important for me. I get distracted by "ooh, shiny, new goals!" before the ones I'm doing become habit, and I lose the old goals entirely.

I have that issue too - seems to be a common one.

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Rose colored glasses are no friend to achieving one's goals! Haha. At least, that's my case. I see the merit in everything and admire everyone who excels at their chosen discipline(s).

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7/1/18: 184lbs/83kg @ 18%   | 1RM Bench:~150lbs/68kg Squat: ~250lbs/113kg Dead: ~315lbs/143kg
8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

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This is super important for me. I get distracted by "ooh, shiny, new goals!" before the ones I'm doing become habit, and I lose the old goals entirely.

 

 

I have that issue too - seems to be a common one.

Yep.  That's why I chose a small shiny this time.  Enough to keep me excited, but not to distract.

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another article from my handstand program talked about not piling on more goals until your current one is automatic. It seems to be the thought of the day.

Good advice. That way you're building on success rather than just doing a series of disjointed things.

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Update:

 

Yesterday I did about 35 minutes of random activities on the Wii Fit in lieu of walking since the weather was sketchy.  Plus, I did a 14 minute sun salutation with my 3 year old, who after having fun doing cow pose and downward facing dog pose asked to do pig pose next.  Uhhhh...anyone know a pig pose?  Handstand best was 40ish seconds at 36 inches from the wall.

 

Woke up this morning with sore shoulders.  DOMS shoulders, that is, not scary I-did-something-wrong shoulders. Must be doing something right!  Today actually was decent enough to get outside, so I walked for 75 minutes, which puts me at 110 for the week so far, 70 to go.  Probably will do those on Saturday.  After the walk, I worked on my handstands.  I mastered 60 seconds at 36 inches, so for efforts #2-3 I moved closer, maybe at 24-28 inches from the wall.  Only for 10-20 seconds each time.  I am finding it difficult to get into the stand at this point, as I'm a little too close to walk up without having to walk my hands in, which is hard.  I need to experiment with some technique here.  Afterward, another 10 minute sun salutation.

 

I have been avoiding grains and sweets successfully with only mild cravings so far, but not eating terribly healthy.  I'm giving myself some slack this first week or so, but I will have to tighten up my diet at some point to actually lose weight (which is the point...otherwise, gimme my chocolate back!)

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Way to go. Measurable progress is the best. =) And not having more than mild cravings is pretty epic, according to all the literature discussing carb withdrawal and whatnot. Sweet!

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7/1/18: 184lbs/83kg @ 18%   | 1RM Bench:~150lbs/68kg Squat: ~250lbs/113kg Dead: ~315lbs/143kg
8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

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Found you!  And caught up!

 

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I have been avoiding grains and sweets successfully with only mild cravings so far, but not eating terribly healthy.  I'm giving myself some slack this first week or so, but I will have to tighten up my diet at some point to actually lose weight (which is the point...otherwise, gimme my chocolate back!)

 

That's kinda what's going on with me too, avoiding the glutens, but still not eating too great. I think easing into it is probably the way to go, at least, is for me. Otherwise I'll get overwhelmed or demotivated because of all the cravings. >.<

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That is adoraaable. 

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He was satisfied with making oinking sounds in table pose. :pig:

 

Children are fantastic, hahahaha.

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7/1/18: 184lbs/83kg @ 18%   | 1RM Bench:~150lbs/68kg Squat: ~250lbs/113kg Dead: ~315lbs/143kg
8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

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Knocked out my second yoga session for the week (1 hour).  Worked on handstanding at the new mark, just over 2 feet from the wall.  It's still really awkward to set up this close.  I maxed at 30 some seconds, but felt like it would have been longer if it hadn't taken twice the usual time to set up.  I guess I know what to focus on!

 

Ate baked chicken and asparagus for breakfast, because eggs everyday get old fast, no matter how many variations there are.  I am debating whether Paleo pancakes should be on the menu tomorrow as my once weekly Paleo treat.  I haven't technically sweetened anything so far, but I did have a banana-mango smoothie, and those fruits are pretty high in sugar.  Hmmmm.....

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Nice work on the yoga and handstands. I know an hour of yoga smokes the hell out of me.

And yeah, those smoothies aren't~ the best for your glucose/insulin. They're amazing but they're definitely a cheat-style treat even if they're technically paleo/primal/whatever. Same thing for fruit juices, actually; liquid fructose is way easier to suck down, but no better for your metabolism.

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7/1/18: 184lbs/83kg @ 18%   | 1RM Bench:~150lbs/68kg Squat: ~250lbs/113kg Dead: ~315lbs/143kg
8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

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Nice work on the yoga and handstands. I know an hour of yoga smokes the hell out of me.

And yeah, those smoothies aren't~ the best for your glucose/insulin. They're amazing but they're definitely a cheat-style treat even if they're technically paleo/primal/whatever. Same thing for fruit juices, actually; liquid fructose is way easier to suck down, but no better for your metabolism.

That's kind of how I felt about it.  I don't add juice to my smoothies, but still.  I think that smoothie might be my "one time" for this week, especially in light of how lenient I have been outside of my goals.

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Yeah. It's like any diet thing - you could definitely do worse. =) Decide for yourself what your definition of success is and adhere to that.

5'11"/180cm


7/1/18: 184lbs/83kg @ 18%   | 1RM Bench:~150lbs/68kg Squat: ~250lbs/113kg Dead: ~315lbs/143kg
8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

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Fun way to get those goals. =D

5'11"/180cm


7/1/18: 184lbs/83kg @ 18%   | 1RM Bench:~150lbs/68kg Squat: ~250lbs/113kg Dead: ~315lbs/143kg
8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

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