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Aerinity gains a new feat: "Exotic Weapon proficiency: Olympic Barbell"

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Back again, let's see how well I do at making myself hate myself over the course of this challenge.

 

FITNESS:

  • In runs in the family, I come by it honestly~: 150 miles cardio in 6 weeks, pretty straight forward. Get it all the fuck done or else, no screwing around on this one.
  • Squats, squats, squats: 100/day for the first week at least 5 days a week (aim for 6). Increasing by 25 each week. (125/day on week 2, 150/day on week 3, 175/day on week 4, 200/day on week 5, 225/day on week 6) - All types of squats count if body weight, weight plate, barbell, etc.  (Total for 5 days a week over 6 weeks: 4875 - Total for 6 days a week over six weeks: 5850)
  • LIFT LIKE A MONSTER! Work towards Benching 120lbs (total weight) & hopefully make it there before challenge end! (Currently maxing at 95lbs) As I haven’t benched in a long time with regularity, and never with free weights before, I’m uncertain of how quickly I’ll gain here. This goal may need to be readjusted later.
  • Work towards attainment of passing epic level balance check DC 120: Balance on a cloud - AKA more balance work since mine sucks.

 

SLEEP:

  • Go The Fuck To Sleep: Because if I don’t put a sleep goal in as something to hold myself accountable to, I know I won’t do it, and I’ll butcher all my progress so far. So! Down 7hrs before having to get up once again at least 5 nights a week.

 

Nutrition:

  • EAT ALL THE THINGS! Learn more about nutrition macros, and balancing for my body type. Start work on more concrete nutrition plan. Bonus: Work with trainer to maximize nutrition plan if personal training is purchased/engaged in during challenge.

 


Life Goals:

Since I only make time for these things if I make them a priority it seems:

  1. Finish the last book in “The Strain†trilogy.
  2. Finish the second book in “The Scarlet Knight†series.
  3. Finish another 30 sections of PM training. (Total would then be at 80 out of a 120-ish sections.
  4. Research viable volunteer opportunities available to increase career skills.
  5. Try to find something that I can deem fun that I can do without anyone I currently know so that I can get away from my life a little. Keyword being "Try" here since fuck all knows what this would even be right now. ;-;

 

I may end up with a personal trainer for part of this challenge, so I'll be curious how that helps or hurts the currently set goals, and will give myself free reign to come back and edit things a little if it starts impacting things severely.

 

 

But anyway....

 

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Great challenge, that is a ton of squats!  I'm just learning the barbell lifts too!  I ended up getting a trainer for a few sessions to make sure I'm doing them right... It's a lot like learning how to swing a golf club, so many things to focus on at once.

 

I really liked the Strain series, I wonder how the show is? 

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Great challenge, that is a ton of squats!  I'm just learning the barbell lifts too!  I ended up getting a trainer for a few sessions to make sure I'm doing them right... It's a lot like learning how to swing a golf club, so many things to focus on at once.

 

I really liked the Strain series, I wonder how the show is? 

 

So far doing squats almost daily (never put a numbered goal on them before, just a "hey go do squats for a few mins" sort of deal) has really helped a lot with my over arching goals of improved overall fitness/body fat reduction.

 

I've always been into lifting heavy things, but mostly that was just tossing around heavy bags of grain, carrying wood/lumber, and hay bails in my past growing up on a farm. I've done a lot of work on machines, but I know they're not the best for a variety of reasons. I actually went with a trainer for my first run through for free weights myself for form check/handling/suggestions/ideas. It's quite helpful! The guy I ended up getting used to be a powerlifter, so it was pretty cool to work with someone who had spent actual years of his life doing what I was asking for training for. I'll likely go back and get more sessions with him later as I know there's a ton left that I know nothing about.

 

I've been wondering the same thing, tbh! The first two books were good, and this will be my third attempt at reading through the last book (not that it's not interesting, it's just that I have a terrible habit of picking things up, reading them partly, then putting them down because other things come up and just... Forgetting they exist... Whoops!) I haven't heard much in way of reviews on the series at all. It has already aired, right?

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Try to find something that I can deem fun that I can do without anyone I currently know so that I can get away from my life a little. Keyword being "Try" here since fuck all knows what this would even be right now.

 

I worked on this a while back and found that it was harder than I thought. I looked into all kinds of things and found myself coming up with all kinds of reasons/excuses why I couldn't do each one of these. I ended up telling myself just to pick something. "It doesn't matter if you hate it. Just pick the thing you think you will hate the least and try it"

 

I'm already really impressed that you tried yoga last challenge even though you were kind of skeptical of the idea. I'm positive you can come up with something else.

 

Sometimes I get the local paper and see if there is anything interesting coming up. Sometimes I try to think about what I would do if someone was coming to visit me...there are all kinds of places I would take a tourist that I don't think of going by myself...museums, scenic areas, stuff like that. I don't know if you have some kind of local rec center or community school...flip through the classes and see if there is anything you might like to try.

 

I'll be psyched to see what you come up with.

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I worked on this a while back and found that it was harder than I thought. I looked into all kinds of things and found myself coming up with all kinds of reasons/excuses why I couldn't do each one of these. I ended up telling myself just to pick something. "It doesn't matter if you hate it. Just pick the thing you think you will hate the least and try it"

 

I'm already really impressed that you tried yoga last challenge even though you were kind of skeptical of the idea. I'm positive you can come up with something else.

 

Sometimes I get the local paper and see if there is anything interesting coming up. Sometimes I try to think about what I would do if someone was coming to visit me...there are all kinds of places I would take a tourist that I don't think of going by myself...museums, scenic areas, stuff like that. I don't know if you have some kind of local rec center or community school...flip through the classes and see if there is anything you might like to try.

 

I'll be psyched to see what you come up with.

 

I won't lie, this sub-goal is probably one of the ones that makes me the most nervous out of everything. The rest are loose enough that I'm fairly comfortable in knowing they'll either get finished, or mostly finished enough to be satisfactory. Due to possibly picking up some personal training in the next month, and now I'm having problems with my right shoulder (last challenge and the challenge before it was my left shoulder) doesn't help either with assuredness of absolute completion.

 

Oo! Good suggestions. While I had absently looked at those things in the past (flyers for local community events, booklets, local community colleges, etc), it hadn't crossed my mind that they may be good resources here. I'll have to go investigate, and this is undoubtedly a good starting point!

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Fitness:

Cardio: Haven't hit the gym yet.

Lifting: On hold until next week due to shoulder problems lingering.

Squats: Done.

Balance: Done.

 

 

Sleep:

Got less than 5hrs so this is one of my fail days this week.

 

Nutrition:

Been pawing around at some macros info, still tinkering with things though. Hrm.

 

Other:

Nothing yet, I've been trying to save my brain since I got so little sleep. May read a little on my lunch which I... need to take basically now since I get off clock in an hour. Whoops. Argggh, why do all the busy things have to happen now?

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Ha. hahahahahahahaha.

 

My legs. They scream in sympathy.

 

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Hilariously, my legs feel fine today! Though.... I'm not sure if that's because I took in 267 grams of protein yesterday, the painkillers I took right before I went to bed last night haven't worn off yet, or if it's just this weird elation from hypomania having a secondary effect of me not feeling shit. /sigh

 

 

Gonna try for another 6 miles tonight. <3

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