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No surprise here, I'm doing the same thing again. So interesting (sarcasm)!


 


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1. Get in bed before 11 PM or as early as possible.


 


Sleep is still my biggest problem. I'm working on it.


 


2. Eat healthy stuff that makes you feel good; avoid junk food.


 


3. Practice Aam Ka Jutsu 5 days a week; includes side-kicks.


 


The kicks are coming along. I'm still working on some bad habits, but I feel that they are much more solid than they were at the start. Those things are balance and consistency. My balance has improved, but i'm not quite


 


If needed, i'll substitute with BW or kettlebell stuff.


 


4. Code stuff; work on your projects at least once a week, hopefully more.


 


That's it. Pretty much the same as the last two. Last challenge, I tried to keep up with too many threads. I felt kinda bad about not staying up to date with all of them, so i'm picking two. I'll do my best to stay up to date with those two.


 


Feel free to follow along and call me out if I need it. Keep being awesome.


 


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Here's a musical treat for you. Something that I found by accident:


 


https://soundcloud.com/builtbytitan/the-darkness-ft-srvcina?in=builtbytitan/sets/alpha-ep


 


Here's something a little more relaxed. I've never actually played the Last of Us, but I like the music.


https://soundcloud.com/addisonbarbee/the-choice-extended-the-last-of-us-ost


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27th:

 

Food:

  • Breakfast: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs, 2 pork sausage, and a cup of coffee
  • Lunch: a peanut butter sandwich and a cup of coffee
  • Snack: a peanut butter sandwich
  • Dinner: a baked russet potato with sauteed mushroom and onion, and some quinoa
 

Workout:

 

I skipped it.

 

Sleep:

 

11:23; 6 (5 hr 53 min)

 

Code:

 

- I made some progress on one of the big updates that i'm working on for the main project.

 

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I have some yard work to do today, but after that, I plan on doing a KB workout.

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28th:

 

Food:

  • Snack: 4 tbsp. of peanut butter and 3 clementines
  • Breakfast: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs, 2 sausage, and a cup of coffee
  • Lunch: a peanut butter sandwich
  • Snack: 2 tbsp. of peanut butter and a cup of coffee
  • Dinner: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage
 

Workout:

 

3x20 & 1x10 squats @ 25lb, 5x20 swings @ 25lb in 8 min and 19 sec

 

I felt that I needed to make up for Saturday, so I got it done. I was actually really pleased that it went well, my day hand been a little lacking up till then.

 

Sleep:

 

11:28; 6 (5 hr 59 min)

 

Code:

 

- I did a good amount of work on the main project and managed to get some more features implemented.

 

I also tried playing with some virtualization software called Vagrant. The concept being that you can have easily reproducible work environments, which can make dealing with platform dependencies extremely easy. The concept is pretty cool, but I was having trouble figuring out how to configure it. :(

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No surprise here, I'm doing the same thing again. So interesting (sarcasm)!

 

Following along!  I've done basically the same thing for the last 3 challenges myself, so I totally understand.  

 

Here's a musical treat for you. Something that I found by accident:

 

https://soundcloud.com/builtbytitan/the-darkness-ft-srvcina?in=builtbytitan/sets/alpha-ep

 

Here's something a little more relaxed. I've never actually played the Last of Us, but I like the music.

https://soundcloud.com/addisonbarbee/the-choice-extended-the-last-of-us-ost

 

Sounds good, and quite enjoyable!  Though even the first one felt really relaxed to me, though that's because I normally listen to metal.  :P  

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29th:
 
Food:
  • Breakfast: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs, 2 pork sausage, and a cup of coffee
  • Snack: a peanut butter sandwich
  • Lunch: none
  • Snack: 4 tbsp. of peanut butter
  • Dinner: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage
 
Workout: N/A
 
Sleep:
 
11:53; 7:33 (7 hr 10 min)
 
I really needed that extra hour of sleep. I understand that it's my fault for having gone to bed late. But it was a combination of messing around with virtual machines and watching a muppet stream Diablo 3 on Twitch that led me to stay up. It was pretty funny.
 
Bed before 11 tonight. I promise.
 
Code:
 
- I did a little more work on the main project and hit a road block. The core database and server side system is so poorly coded that I don't think I can implement the stuff I need to. So, i'm going to go about fixing the damn thing. If I don't do it now, it'll just get worse.
 
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Following along!  I've done basically the same thing for the last 3 challenges myself, so I totally understand.  

 

 

Sounds good, and quite enjoyable!  Though even the first one felt really relaxed to me, though that's because I normally listen to metal.   :tongue:

 

I'm glad to hear it!

 

The first on relaxes me as well, and I like metal. I wonder if that's the same for other people. Is a person who likes metal more likely to enjoy louder non-metal music? Interesting thought.

 

 

Back and watching. Cool man. Keep being boring. It's so refreshing. Really.

 

As always, happy to have you. I'll do my best to be as boring as humanly possible.

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Lunch: none

 

The first on relaxes me as well, and I like metal. I wonder if that's the same for other people. Is a person who likes metal more likely to enjoy louder non-metal music? Interesting thought.

 

 

Ugh.  I don't know how you can survive like that!  I get hangry if I miss lunch.  More power to you man! 

 

They've actually done a study that people who listen to metal and classical have the exact same personality.  So I'd say, yes, it's quite possible. 

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March 1st:
 
Food:
  • Breakfast: 4 tbsp. of peanut butter and a cup of coffee
  • Lunch: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage
  • Snack: 2 tbsp. of peanut butter and a cup of coffee
  • Dinner: 1 veggie bag with a bow of chicken and rice
 
Workout:
 
9 min of stick work, 25 pushups, and 25 BW jump-squats
 
My workout got interrupted so I tried to finish up with some BW stuff.
 
Sleep:
 
10:58; 6 (6 hr 38 min)
 
Code:
 
- I fiddled with the virtualization stuff for a little longer. After removing a wall of text explaining why I don't like the software, let's just say i'm never going to try to use it again. :D
 
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Ugh.  I don't know how you can survive like that!  I get hangry if I miss lunch.  More power to you man! 

 

They've actually done a study that people who listen to metal and classical have the exact same personality.  So I'd say, yes, it's quite possible. 

 

Oh yeah, I get really hungry on Mondays because i'll be at school all day. I had packed a sandwich, but I forgot which day it was. Instead of saving it for later, I ate it before my first class. :/

 
Huh, very interesting.
 
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Sorry to hear the software sucks.  But at least you figured it out now instead of messing with it for a long time.  

 

Good song.  I like how the music has ups and downs through the song.  

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2nd:
 
Food:
  • Snack: 2 tbsp. of peanut butter, 2 clementines, and a cup of coffee
  • Breakfast: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage
  • Lunch: 3 tbsp. of peanut butter and a pear
  • Dinner: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage
  • Snack: a peanut butter sandwich
 
Workout:
 
I didn't, I skipped it. I put off doing it until it was really late, so I simply didn't do it. I'm contemplating doing a workout earlier in the day, but I don't know if that will help.
 
Sleep:
 
10:56; 5:59 (6 hr 45 min)
 
On time! :D I feel good about that.
 
Code:
 
- I didn't get any coding done. Physics class got cancelled, and the due date for two lab reports was moved back, so I took the chance to finish those up. I got them out of the way.
 
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Sorry to hear the software sucks.  But at least you figured it out now instead of messing with it for a long time.  

 

Good song.  I like how the music has ups and downs through the song.  

 

Absolutely. That's the way I see it. I wish they had had proper documentation and a guide for actually distributing the virtual machines. That's the point of the damn software, so I don't see how they justified not doing that. I'm happy with my current workflow, so i'm going to stick with it. Just recently (a few months ago), I introduced myself to the world of automation. It took a while to get set up, but now it is incredibly useful.

 

I guess I'll keep 'em coming.

 

https://soundcloud.com/drop-the-bassline/virtual-riot-paper-planes-free

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3rd:

 

Food:

  • Snack: 2 tsp. of peanut butter and a cup of coffee
  • Breakfast: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage
  • Lunch: 2 tsp. of almond butter and a cup of coffee
  • Dinner: 1 veggie bag with 3 oz of chicken and a cup of quinoa
  • Snack: an almond butter sandwich and 3 clementines
 

Almond butter is damn good!

 

Workout:

 

100 front-punches, 100 front-kicks, 100 knife-hands, and 140 side-kicks each side (slow; focusing on strong and balanced movement)

 

Oh boy, I was really wobbly. I kept at it until I felt that I had done 140 with good form.

 

Sleep:

 

11:23; 6 (6 hr 11 min)

 

Code:

 

- none. I did almost finish my CS HW though.

 

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Workout:

 
100 front-punches, 100 front-kicks, 100 knife-hands, and 140 side-kicks each side (slow; focusing on strong and balanced movement)
 
Oh boy, I was really wobbly. I kept at it until I felt that I had done 140 with good form.

 

That's a helluva good workout!  

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4th:

 

Food:

  • Snack: 2 tbsp. of almond butter and a cup of coffee
  • Breakfast: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage
  • Snack: 1 tbsp. of almond butter and a cup of coffee
  • Lunch: 1 veggie bag with 3 oz of chicken and 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • Dinner: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage
  • Snack: 1 tbsp. of almond butter and 2 clementines
 

Workout:

 

3 (failed on fourth) TGU @ 25lb KB, 4x20 squats @ 25lb KB, 5x20 swings @ 25lb KB in 12 min and 25 sec

 

The turkish getups were really hard for me. I figured they would be, so I aimed to only do 2 on each side. That sounded like a good number. The issue was, while coming back down on the 2nd rep on my left side, my left arm simply fell over. I was able to bring the kettle bell down safely, but my arm got twisted the wrong way. It's a bit sore, but not injured.

 

I think they are pretty fun, I just need to work on keeping the weight in position so that I don't hurt myself. I want to give my legs a break, so i'll practice the TGU form without a weight today.

 

Sleep:

 

11:19; 2:23 AM (2 hr 51 min), then 5:59 (3 hr 22 min), (6 hr 13 min total)

 

If the fitbit is correct, both blocks of sleep were solid. It feels that way, but I should have gotten more of it.

 

Code:

 

- did a whole bunch of brain storming over the main project. I hit a brick wall with one of my updates. During my workout, I may have figured out a sub-optimal (read, not perfect) bandaid fix that would let me release my changes sooner. After the changes are released, I can worry about cleaning up the mess that was there beforehand.

 

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FWIW, that is the reason that TGUs tend to be programmed as singles rather than as doubles. It's a long lift with a lot of moving parts and wears the body out quickly. I'm not saying it's not good to do multiple reps, but you can get hella benefit from singles practice and building a wider base of overall reps.

 

That's what I've been finding, anyway. Though, as I sit here and type it out, it does occur to me that if you have multiple weights to work with, you could do multiples with a lighter weight and singles with a heavier weight. Or, do multiples with body weight and then begin to slowly do multiples under a bell.

 

Your call. You know your body and what you can do better than I do. It's just food for thought.

 

EFF YEAH ALMOND BUTTER. It's addictive, though. But then, you seem to have a handle on it.

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5th:
 
Food:
  • Breakfast: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs, 2 pork sausage, and a cup of coffee
  • Lunch: an almond butter sandwich with 3 clementines
  • Snack: an almond butter sandwich with a handful of strawberries, a cup of coffee, and two slices of ham (was good)
  • Dinner: 2 cups of baked butternut squash with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage
  • Dessert: a small chocolate brownie

That brownie wasn't even good. :\ It was a disappointment to brownie-kind.

 
Workout:
 
20 TGU @ BW, 8 TGU @ 6lb (I needed something to hold onto)
 
I alternated sides after each rep. The problem point is on the left side, when I reverse the lunge. The left arm likes to fall back slightly when I do that, so I tried to emphasize keeping it straight.
 
Sleep:
 
11:20; 5:58 (6 hr 4 min)
 
Code:
 
- I got to do some mentoring, and I got to work on the big update for a few hours. I may have figured out how to get around that brick wall that I mentioned before.
 
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FWIW, that is the reason that TGUs tend to be programmed as singles rather than as doubles. It's a long lift with a lot of moving parts and wears the body out quickly. I'm not saying it's not good to do multiple reps, but you can get hella benefit from singles practice and building a wider base of overall reps.

 

That's what I've been finding, anyway. Though, as I sit here and type it out, it does occur to me that if you have multiple weights to work with, you could do multiples with a lighter weight and singles with a heavier weight. Or, do multiples with body weight and then begin to slowly do multiples under a bell.

 

Your call. You know your body and what you can do better than I do. It's just food for thought.

 

EFF YEAH ALMOND BUTTER. It's addictive, though. But then, you seem to have a handle on it.

 

 
When you say singles, do you mean doing only one rep total? Or one rep per side while alternating sides?
 
Almond butter is a drug in itself. I'm already addicted to peanut butter, so it's too late for me. Fly you fools!
 
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I'm coming in late here, but I'm glad to see someone else tackling Turkish Get Ups!  

 

As for the arm thing, it's generally a good idea do do them with no weight for a little while so you get the form down really well.  That way you can avoid the arm collapsing when you do add weight.  

 

Also, if you have a high enough ceiling (or do them outside), you can hold a broomstick or something long instead of a kettlebell.  Keep it pointed towards the sky, and it'll help develop form as well.  

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I'm coming in late here, but I'm glad to see someone else tackling Turkish Get Ups!  

 

As for the arm thing, it's generally a good idea do do them with no weight for a little while so you get the form down really well.  That way you can avoid the arm collapsing when you do add weight.  

 

Also, if you have a high enough ceiling (or do them outside), you can hold a broomstick or something long instead of a kettlebell.  Keep it pointed towards the sky, and it'll help develop form as well.  

 

Ah, yeah, I get that now. :D

 

The broomstick is a great idea! I'll be sure to try that.

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6th:

 

Food:

  • Breakfast: an almond butter sandwich with a cup of coffee, 2 pork sausage, and a cup of baked butternut squash
  • Snack: 1 tbsp. of almond butter
  • Lunch: 1 veggie bag with 3 egg and 2 pork sausage
  • Snack: 2 tbsp. of peanut butter and a cup of coffee
  • Dinner: ~2 cups of a mix of baked chicken, rice, sauteed onion and bell pepper
 

Workout: N/A

 

Sleep:

 

11:45; 6 (5 hr 41 min)

 

Yes, I got to bed later than I wanted to, but I was coding, so sleep-- and happiness++.

 

Code:

 

- Found another bundle of errors to fix, which I believe I did.

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7th:

 

Food:

  • Breakfast: 1 veggie bag with 3 egg, 2 pork sausage, and a cup of coffee
  • Lunch: an almond butter sandwich, 2 tbsp. of peanut butter and a cup of coffee
  • Snack: 4 tbsp. of peanut butter
  • Dinner: 1 veggie bag with 3 egg, 2 pork sausage
  • Snack: 1 tsp. of almond butter
 

Peanut butter is much easier to each quickly. I don't want to get it everywhere, so I eat almond butter much slower. :D

 

Workout: N/A

 

Sleep:

 

11:29; 5:55 (6 hr 3 min)

 

Code:

 

- I fixed a few more bugs.

 

I forgot my lunch yesterday. I took that opportunity to head home, grab some grub and do some work.

 

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Call me crazy, but I like peanut butter better.  I've never understood the fascination with almond butter.  :/

 

Looks like you done good though! Decent sleep, good food, coding, and such.  All great! 

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8th:

 

Food:

  • Breakfast: 2 tbsp. of almond butter and a cup of coffee
  • Lunch: 1 veggie bag with 3 eggs and 2 pork sausage, and a cup of coffee
  • Snack: 4 tbsp. of peanut butter
  • Dinner: 3 beef tacos with onion, mushroom, and tomato
  • Snack: 2 tbsp. of almond butter
 

Workout:

 

I skipped it.

 

Sleep:

 

11:16; 6:09 (6 hr 50 min)

 

Code:

 

- Tried hammering out more bugs. I had mixed results.

 

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The day was kinda iffy, but I managed to go to bed on a good note.

 


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9th:
 
Food:
  • Snack: 2 tbsp. of almond butter and a cup of coffee
  • Breakfast: 1 veggie bag with a small baked russet potato and 2 pork sausage
  • Snack: 2 tbsp. of peanut butter and a cup of coffee
  • Lunch: two beef tacos with onion, mushroom, and tomato
  • Snack: 2 tbsp. of peanut butter
  • Dinner: 1 veggie bag and a cup of rice, with 3 egg and 2 pork sausage
 
Workout:
 
100 front-punches, 100 front-kicks, 100 knife-hands, and 150 side-kicks each side
 
The right side felt solid, the left side was a little less so, but better than last time. Also, I feel that my form for the knife-hands is improving too.
 
Sleep:
 
11:06; 8 (7 hr 50 min) - an estimation
 
The fitbit died while I was asleep, so I got woke up by my second alarm. I really felt like I needed more rest, so I went back to bed. I feel much better now.
 
Code:
 
- didn't get to do any coding.
 
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Sounds fun!

 

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It is!

 

I had to look up that image on my phone, because a whole load of stuff is blocked at home (used to be addicted to imgur). It gave me a good "Heh". :D

 

Edit: https://soundcloud.com/krewella/come-and-get-it-razihel-remix

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When you say singles, do you mean doing only one rep total? Or one rep per side while alternating sides?

 

One rep per side with alternating sides. As a rule, with unilateral work like this, you're going to want to make sure that you let your non-dominant arm set the pace in terms of weight and reps and such. No sense in exacerbating the imbalances that are already there.

 

MOAR. MOAR SLEEP

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