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Hey guys,

 

I'm alive.  :)  I took a week off because of my shoulder.  It's purely tendinitis, so that's good news.  My bursa is pissed off, so I need to keep working it, but not working it too hard.  And I have to take a bunch of ibuprofen for two weeks (or one more week).

 

I did get back into the gym yesterday and do my legs.  Topped out at 205# for the squats, which was alright for a week off.  I think I could have gone higher, but I'm happy to work my way back up.

 

I will say that the diet has NOT been good this last week.  Been going out too much and eating crappy food, but I'm back on track now.  Hope everyone is doing well.

 

I should also note I haven't been posting because work has been insane.  :)  Hopefully I'll get things back to normal fairly soon.  :) 

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Xahn

Human Level 3 Adventurer

STR: 7 DEX: 5 STA: 2 CON: 5 WIS: 7 CHA: 6

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Oh, and here's my workout from yesterday!

 

Glad to be back.  :)

 

Update 7/7:

Legs

 

Good Mornings (warm up):

2 sets of 8 at 95#

 

Squats:

Set 1: 95 x 10

Set 2: 135 x 10

Set 3: 185 x 5

Set 4: 185 x 5

Set 5: 185 x 5

Set 6: 195 x 5

Set 7: 205 x 5

 

Single Leg Leg Press:

Set 1: 135 x 8

Set 2: 135 x 8

Set 3: 135 x 8

Set 4: 160 x 8

 

SUPERSETTED WITH:

 

Stair Jumps:

5 sets of 5 (jumping 5 stairs)

 

Seated Box Jumps:

1 set of 5

 

SUPERSETTED WITH:

 

Kettle Bell Swings:

1 set of 10 at 80#

 

NOTE: I ran out of time at this point due to a meeting back at work

 

OVERALL: Felt good to be back at the gym.  I wasn't super strong, but I didn't mind.  I felt good and solid.  The higher weights weren't too bad, so that was good.  I just wish I had a little more time because I was really having fun!  :)

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Xahn

Human Level 3 Adventurer

STR: 7 DEX: 5 STA: 2 CON: 5 WIS: 7 CHA: 6

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Hey guys,

 

I'm alive.   :)  I took a week off because of my shoulder.  It's purely tendinitis, so that's good news.  My bursa is pissed off, so I need to keep working it, but not working it too hard.  And I have to take a bunch of ibuprofen for two weeks (or one more week).

 

Nice.  Enjoy the second week on painkillers. :D  Glad to hear it was only tendonitis.  With the inflammation reduced and a bit of rest, you'll be back in top form soon.

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Thanks for the kind words everyone.  I just screwed up, but I'll rebound.  I had Torchy's Tacos for lunch today, and it was really good.  I also had chips and queso.  I need to be more careful because I can see my weight going up.  But I'm about to head to the gym to work some of this off.  

 

Normally I'm very disciplined with my eating, so I'm unsure as to why I'm having so many problems lately.  Regardless, I need to just keep focused and working hard.  Even when I fall, I can't let that pull me off the path.  One hard thing about this is the mental battle you face.  I feel awful and depressed right now because of what I ate.  I shouldn't.  I should realize I won't always be perfect, but as long as I keep a healthy lifestyle, then messing up isn't that bad.  While I can logically understand this, I can't help but feel terribly disappointed in myself and depressed.  Stupid brain...

 

Anyway, here's my workout from yesterday and I'll be posting my workout from today in a little bit.  It's supposed to be legs but mine hurt so badly from Monday that I don't know if I can pull it off.  :(

 

Yes sir!  Happy to be back working on things.  :)

 

Update 7/8:

 

Bench:

Set 1: 135 x 10

Set 2: 155 x 8

Set 3: 165 x 5

Set 4: 185 x 5

Set 5: 185 x 4

Set 6: 185 x 4

 

Wide Grip Pull Ups:

Set 1: 8 reps

Set 2: 7 reps

Set 3: 5 reps

Set 4: 3 reps (and these were bad...)

 

SUPERSETTED WITH:

 

Cable Triceps Extensions:

Set 1: 80 x 8

Set 2: 100 x 8

Set 3: 100 x 8

Set 4: 100 x 8

 

Incline Dumbbell Press:

Set 1: 55 x 8

Set 2: 55 x 8

Set 3: 55 x 8

Set 4: 55 x 8

 

NOTE: These were oddly hard today...

 

Cable Lat Pulldowns:

Set 1: 120 x 8

Set 2: 130 x 8

Set 3: 130 x 8

Set 4: 130 x 8

 

Machine Bench:

Set 1: 175 x 8

Set 2: 185 x 8

Set 3: 195 x 8

Set 4: 195 x 8

 

NOTE: Ideally this machine will help me push past my top without the worry of dropping the weight on my chest and getting stuck.  Just a little safer.

 

SUPERSETTED WITH:

 

Shrugs:

Set 1: 140 x 8

Set 2: 160 x 8

Set 3: 160 x 8

Set 4: 160 x 6

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Xahn

Human Level 3 Adventurer

STR: 7 DEX: 5 STA: 2 CON: 5 WIS: 7 CHA: 6

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Never regret! I have done plenty of stupid crap in my life, I have no regrets. I learn and I grow. I wouldn't be the person I am today if I didn't do stupid shit, and I like me. You should feel the same.

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Confucius say:  Don't stress over yesterday's Tacos.  Today is new day.  :D

 

LOL - ^^ This.

 

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Lol, I feel better today.  Also, I slept forever last night which was amazing.  Somehow I managed to get like 11.5 hours of sleep.  Granted I fell asleep SUPER early, but being that I slept all the way through the night I didn't mind.  :)

 

And today was a good diet day.  Bounced back strong.  :)  I've been trying to think at how I'm going to do more cardio and still can't come up with a solid solution though.  I love to walk and listen to my audio books, but I'm finding I'm too tired to do it in the mornings and at night.  Weekends are also getting so hot now at 90+ degrees and humid.  But I'm going to try to NOT be a complete baby and figure something out.  :)

 

Here's my workout for today!

 

UPDATE 7/10:

Posterior Chain Kinda

 

Good Mornings (warm up):

2 sets at 95

 

Deadlifts:

Set 1:135 x 8

Set 2: 225 x 8

Set 3: 275 x 5

Set 4: 275 x 5

Set 5: 295 x 5

Set 6: 315 x 5

Set 7: 335 x 1 (PR)

Set 8: 335 x 1

Set 9: 275 x 3

Set 10: 275 x 3

 

NOTE: The 335 wasn't very pretty, but I did get it.  I had a trainer watch me and they didn't like it a whole lot either.  Need to drop the weight back down and keep working on that form.

 

Leg Press:

Set 1: 270 x 8

Set 2: 360 x 8

Set 3: 450 x 8 (PR)

Set 4: 450 x 6

 

Overall: While I didn't get in as much work as I would have liked, I did feel decent and work out pretty well.  I also managed to get like 11.5 hours of sleep last night somehow, and that was amazing.  I haven't slept like that in longer than I can remember.  

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Xahn

Human Level 3 Adventurer

STR: 7 DEX: 5 STA: 2 CON: 5 WIS: 7 CHA: 6

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Woo, I'm back.  Had a great vacation, though super quick.  I ate terribly, and am going to weigh in today.

 

I've got my trainer for legs today, which basically means I'll be out of commission for my legs for the rest of the week.  Good thing I'm in good spirits though, I don't mind it.  I'll keep working towards my goals.  I'm back on track with eating, and that's the biggest challenge for me!

 

I hope everyone has been doing well.  :)

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Xahn

Human Level 3 Adventurer

STR: 7 DEX: 5 STA: 2 CON: 5 WIS: 7 CHA: 6

Battle Log, Challenges: #1, #2, CURRENT

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