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Late to the game, but looks like quite a few warriors are zen partying with the Druids this round. Well, add me to the list of warriors needing a step back to get stuff in order. 

 

The long and short of it is:  went too hard for too long, body flipped out in many ways.  Now I'm actively trying to reduce stress - mental/emotional and physically and focus recovery.  So, I've dropped my lifting workouts down to 2x/week and I want to focus on some areas I've been neglecting.  I went back and forth on where to post this, but decided on the druids so I could keep the right perspective and remember why I'm doing what I'm doing instead of getting caught up in the warrior "lift all the things!" mentality that I find so enticing. 

 

Goal:

Core 3x week

 

Goal: 

Unfrak my shoulders

- shoulder mobility/yoga 3x week minimum

-100 pull aparts 4x week

-Shoulder prehab vid 1x week minimum

 

Goal: 

Walk 45 minutes or more at least 3x week

 

Goal: 

Yoga 1x/week - any length, any intensity

 

 

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*applause*

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get zen girl

 

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Late to the game, but looks like quite a few warriors are zen partying with the Druids this round. Well, add me to the list of warriors needing a step back to get stuff in order.

The long and short of it is: went too hard for too long, body flipped out in many ways. Now I'm actively trying to reduce stress - mental/emotional and physically and focus recovery. So, I've dropped my lifting workouts down to 2x/week and I want to focus on some areas I've been neglecting. I went back and forth on where to post this, but decided on the druids so I could keep the right perspective and remember why I'm doing what I'm doing instead of getting caught up in the warrior "lift all the things!" mentality that I find so enticing.

Goal:

Core 3x week

Goal:

Unfrak my shoulders

- shoulder mobility/yoga 3x week minimum

-100 pull aparts 4x week

Goal:

Walk 45 minutes or more at least 3x week

Goal:

Yoga 1x/week - any length, any intensity

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*applause*

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get zen girl

 

 

 

Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (nomnomnomnom - wait, shoot, that's not right)

 

I'm in for the ride. 

 

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Oh yas! 

 

Hi!

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Helllllllllllllo!! 

 

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Squee! 

 

Welcome to the druids!

 

What will you do for shoulder mobility?

 

Have fun here !

 

Thank you! 

 

Well, when I posted, I wasn't sure since my trial of this yoga site I'm obsessed with ran out and I had been using a lot of videos on there. BUT!  I found a new groupon for it so I bought that and rejoined. Now I have all the mobilities! 

 

OR, more clearly: 

 

Largely these short yoga videos I have saved on my favorite yoga site, but at the gym I do some good mobility wod moves.  I mostly need to focus on opening the chest and and ungluing the front shoulders as well as building up the tiny back shoulder muscles. 

 

Welcome to the Zen party!

 

 

 

Thanks, boo! 

 

HALLO!

 

ohaaaaaaaaaaaaai! 

 

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So, I've been terrible with the updates. In that, there have been none. Here they come: 

 

Week 1: I started near the end but the week was a wash anyway. I did very little. I did get my walking in.. but otherwise... yeah, no. 

 

Week 2: 

 

- Walking: 2/3

- Core: nada yet - ack

- Shoulder mobility: 2/3

- Pull aparts: 1/4 - ack!

- Yoga: 1/1

 

I also added a piece to the shoulder unfrak goal now that I know i have access to the video I like. 

 

There have been workouts - Saturday was deadliftapalooza, Monday was squatapalooza. 

 

Tuesday:

 

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How I spent the day: 

 

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In other news - I'm recovering really well these days and I'm glad.  It's what most reminds me that my current plan is going well. Huzzah. 

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Happy belated birthday!!!

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Wow.  I'm kicking myself for not finding this earlier.  This thread is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  I love all the gifs.  I'll be lurking from here on...   :ph34r:

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Happy belated birthday!!!

 

Thanks <3 <3 

 

Just found you!!!!! Hi!!! *waves frantically*

 

Happy belated birthday! 

 

For shoulders/yoga stuff, can I recommend a doyogawithme video called 'Yoga for the Upper Back'? It's really helped me a lot.

Of course, don't bother if you're happy with what you're doing, but it's free so if you get bored it's an idea!

 

HIHIHI!

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Thanks! I'll take all the recommendations I can get.  Sometimes, even if the moves are similar or the same, just doing them in a different order or combination can make all the difference, ya know? 

 

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Hay gurl haaaaaaay!

 

Happy belated birthday fellow Novemberite!

 

Thank you! I knew there was a reason you were so awesome ;) 

 

Wow.  I'm kicking myself for not finding this earlier.  This thread is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  I love all the gifs.  I'll be lurking from here on...   :ph34r:

 

No kicking necessary! I've been fairly MIA - ninja skills or something :P  But thanks!  I'm glad to have you lurking! :D 

 

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Okay, so it's been a week.  

 

Thursday, I hit the gym for some conditioning type stuff (I call it that, but I don't think conditioning is an accurate description... anyhow) - something like skiers, farmer walk, med ball slam, farmer walk, rinse and repeat for 20 minutes.  

 

Friday night I met up with friends and ate and chatted. 

 

I got 2 of 4 pull aparts for the week, 4 45 minute + walks, some shoulder mobility, 1 core workout. 

 

Saturday morning I woke up at 2 am and proceeded to get incredibly sick for a really, really, really long time.  SO yeah.  I've been home with a stomach flu all week. Today is the first day back to work.  Not going to the gym tonight since I didn't eat for a few days and I'm still working on that whole eating thing.  Obviously, I have done none of the goal work thus far. 

 

Picking back up soon, I hope, though! 

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oh noooooooooo :( that sounds awful. hopefully just a flu thing and gone?

 

take it easy, obviously, and feed yourself up for some ass kicking next week.

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BOOOOOO! Down with that sickness.

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BOOOOOO! Down with that sickness.

took me right back to middle school with that.

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OHW AH AH AH AH

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OHW AH AH AH AH

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oh noooooooooo :( that sounds awful. hopefully just a flu thing and gone?

 

take it easy, obviously, and feed yourself up for some ass kicking next week.

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I'm not going to lie. It was literally the worst.  No more sickness! I want to liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!  

 

Ya know... I'm starting to think Honey Boo Boo might be like... my soul sister... and I'm not sure how I feel about that... 

 

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Yikes that sounds like a rough bug, I'm glad you're feeling better, and I hope your appetite comes back in full form soon. 

 

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Thanks!  It very slowly returned, but in true Hermy fashion I am now able to eat an entire chicken in one sitting again.  All is right with the world. 

 

BOOOOOO! Down with that sickness.

took me right back to middle school with that.

OHW AH AH AH AH

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Feeling better!!  Thursday was roughish.  Friday, I don't recall.... Saturday I got back to business as usual. 

 

There was a workout Saturday. I've decided not to post my workouts in my thread to help me maintain the "taking a step back" mindset.  Otherwise, I get too focused on what I'm lifting.  Saturday's workout was a little rough, but I did better than I thought I would.  

 

Then I spent the day introducing Boyf to The Hunger Games.  He's suuuuuuuuper addicted. 

 

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RE Goals: 

 

No designated core work - womp. 

1/4 pull aparts

1/3 45 minute walks, though I did end my workout on Saturday with a 20 minute walk and that kind counts

Lots of shoulder mobility

No yoga

 

Here's to a new week full of actual goal achievement and no sickness! 

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And she's back! Huzzah!!!

 

 

There was a workout Saturday. I've decided not to post my workouts in my thread to help me maintain the "taking a step back" mindset.  Otherwise, I get too focused on what I'm lifting.  Saturday's workout was a little rough, but I did better than I thought I would. 

 

Good plan, I'm pretty sure that exact thing has ruined more than a few of my previous challenges because I get sad about not putting up previous numbers in the gym. 

 

I read the first Hunger Games and watched the first movie, but that was as far as I got for either of them.  It reminded me a lot of a book called The Last of the Breed that I read when I was younger.  I'm tempted to go back and reread it, but I'm afraid it won't hold up and I've had too many of my childhood memories ruined by time.  

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