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ok , i'm coming out from under my rock.

 

Wheels fell off completely this week, no lifting, eating ALL the things, drinking all but one day, not much walking. This is very unlike me, usually I can get things back on track after a day or two. I'm putting it down to change of routine and a lot of work stress, no PT for 3 weeks now and my coach is off next week too. This regular appointment usually gives me some accountability and boosts my motivation, definitely missed it.

 

I'm trying to think what will get me back on track, might go back to squash, still not sure my neck is ready but I've got to do something to break this current cycle. 

 

I've paid the price on the weight front too, coming in at 79.8kg today I've put almost 2 kg on in a week, bread and beer basically.

 

Still extremely busy at work, it's Saturday and I've got to work from 1pm to about 10pm. I have done a walk this morning though, 6km's with my wife and the dog, really nice to get a break from work and have a little R&R. We also had a great NF meetup on Thurs night, still got some of the old magic on the Street Fighter II arcade machine :) Although Dawsy playing Ken was unbeatable!

         Endor, LVL 40 Half-Elf Ranger 

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Dawsy, where are you to gloat in your victory? He actually said you beat him.

 

Sorry your having a rough week, just keep getting back on the horse and one of these times you'll stay on.

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ok , i'm coming out from under my rock.

 

Wheels fell off completely this week, no lifting, eating ALL the things, drinking all but one day, not much walking. This is very unlike me, usually I can get things back on track after a day or two. I'm putting it down to change of routine and a lot of work stress, no PT for 3 weeks now and my coach is off next week too. This regular appointment usually gives me some accountability and boosts my motivation, definitely missed it.

 

I'm trying to think what will get me back on track, might go back to squash, still not sure my neck is ready but I've got to do something to break this current cycle. 

 

I've paid the price on the weight front too, coming in at 79.8kg today I've put almost 2 kg on in a week, bread and beer basically.

 

Still extremely busy at work, it's Saturday and I've got to work from 1pm to about 10pm. I have done a walk this morning though, 6km's with my wife and the dog, really nice to get a break from work and have a little R&R. We also had a great NF meetup on Thurs night,still got some of the old magic on the Street Fighter II arcade machine :) Although Dawsy playing Ken was unbeatable!

 

Bad days happen, and bad weeks happen.  You've acknowledged where you came up short, know the specific factors that lead you astray, and now you can take action to straighten out for next week.  There's no throwing the towel in here.  Get back at it for next week!

 

Oh and I accidentally on purpose bought an N64 with Goldeneye last night from ebay :)

 

No judgement here.  A wonderful system with an iconic game.  N64 is still the best system ever!

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Sorry your having a rough week, just keep getting back on the horse and one of these times you'll stay on.

Nice analogy, that's stuck in my mind, I will persevere. 

 

Bad days happen, and bad weeks happen.  You've acknowledged where you came up short, know the specific factors that lead you astray, and now you can take action to straighten out for next week.  There's no throwing the towel in here.  Get back at it for next week!

Thank you for this Rurik, you stirred me up and I got a lifting session in this afternoon  :positive:

 

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I know right?! :D

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         Endor, LVL 40 Half-Elf Ranger 

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Final got a lifting session in.

 

Deadlift 5x5 @72.5kg

Pullups 5x5  (green band)

 

My arms are smoked, so weak I couldn't even do 1 pullup had to resort to a band for assistance. Must have been the damage I did the other week :( 

 

Still I got a session in at last and it felt good  :positive:

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Nice analogy, that's stuck in my mind, I will persevere. 

 

 

Texas and Australia can always agree on Horses and Hats. Now, we may disagree about the kind of hat, but you have to have hats.

 

 

Final got a lifting session in.

 

Deadlift 5x5 @72.5kg

Pullups 5x5  (green band)

 

My arms are smoked, so weak I couldn't even do 1 pullup had to resort to a band for assistance. Must have been the damage I did the other week :(

 

Still I got a session in at last and it felt good  :positive:

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Goodonya Mate, or as we say in Texas, Proudya boy!

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Thank you for this Rurik, you stirred me up and I got a lifting session in this afternoon  :positive:

 

'Tis my only m'duty, my friend.  That's what I'm here for!

 

Week two beckons, and you know what to do now! :pirate:

[ Level ?? ]  Rurik the Windblade, the Blade Who Dances, Warhawk of the Steppes.

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"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik Harrgath became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Week two beckons, and you know what to do now! :pirate:

I'm onto it, 6km walk done this morning.

 

Texas and Australia can always agree on Horses and Hats. Now, we may disagree about the kind of hat, but you have to have hats.

 

Goodonya Mate, or as we say in Texas, Proudya boy!

Yeeeehaaaw!

 

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Here's Rurik giving me some gentle persuasion to do my lifting :D

 

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         Endor, LVL 40 Half-Elf Ranger 

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Week 2 Summary

 

Goals:

1. Do your duty. (CON 3, WIS 2)

Lift 3 times a week according to Rebel Strength Guide - Barbell Battalion.

Reward: New Oly Barbell

 

1 lifting session completed.

 

2. Defend our Island whatever the cost may be. (CON 3, CHA 2)

Full Paleo, 1 cheat meal a week.

Reward: TBA

 

About 20% Paleo.

 

3. Never Surrender (CON 3, CHA 2)

Alcohol no more than 2 days a week.

Reward: ASUS GTX 970 STRIX

 

No alcohol only 1 day

 

 

Bonus Goal:

An hour a day of any exercise, every day or 15 mins working on a skill, e.g. skipping.

Reward: TBA

 

4 walking days completed

 

 

Hardly a stellar week but at least I got a few things done. Still extremely busy at work and a few other things going on too, home improvements and what-not, trying not to stress but usually exercise combats that and I haven't been doing it. Need to remember why I chose my Avatar name, this is not only a forest moon but also short for Endorphins, the buzz I get from exercising. This week will hopefully be better.

 

I'm beginning to resurface, here's to Endor Fins :)

 

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Want to groan at the puns but so proud of you for making them...

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A sales guy at work made me feel distinctly unappreciated yesterday, I've readjusted my priorities accordingly.

 

Got up at 6:30 this morning:

 

ETOT (every 2 mins)

5x5 Front Squat @ 70kg

5x5 Bench @ 60kg <- missed last 3 reps

 

Felt great to be lifting again.

 

PC parts also arrived and I've been working evenings rather than putting it together, that'll change tonight too.

 

N64 arrived yesterday :D had a quick go, seems to work but bit blurry and joysticks very loose, might need to get a crappy old CRT to play it on and some parts for the controllers.

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Sales guys tend not to be the most emotionally intelligent people in the world (and some suffer from rectal personality disorder). Have fun putting the PC together and fixing the N64, and great to hear you are lifting again.

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Sorry I've been AWOL for a while, work got busy again and I've had a bunch of other stuff going on. 

 

Ripped up the deck in the back yard and will be rebuilding a new one on Sunday and Tuesday. Never done it before but a friend who is a retired builder is going to help me. Materials cost me $1250 the quotes I had from deck guys to do it were 6K and 7.5K so a significant saving that will go towards flights to the UK next year. 

 

Managed to pick up a free CRT from a local classifieds for the N64 and it works great with that :) Also ordered a new controller as the ones that came with are pretty loose. 

 

My new PC got built over the weekend, OMG it is so fast :D  I'm picking up the GPU tomorrow, I know I know it was supposed to be a reward but....

 

4 day open, free Beta in 2 days! Have pre-ordered full version too. 

 

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Congrats on getting the PC built, have fun in Battlefront!

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Congrats on getting the PC built, have fun in Battlefront!

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...aaaaand there goes Endor. See you round Christmas again. Have fun brother!

ha ha, pre-release 1 Dec, so i'm good for a little while yet ;) 

 

Still need to toast you at Talisman at some point! 

 

Have I mentioned that I'm extremely jealous? Also, I need a deck built too, so swing around when you're done ;)

You're welcome to come for a visit to watch me play. :P 

 

Dreading the deck work but hopefully it will look good once it's finished. Fortunately the bearers are still good from the previous deck which makes it a bit easier. 

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