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The phrase "drop the hammer" never really made sense. If you drop your warhammer, what are you supposed to use to crush your enemies?

 

I'm starting this thread because it's easy for me to put things off and justify my procrastination. I'll be posting my fitness and workout updates, but the most important challenges I face are in my career and family life.

 

My fitness goals fit best with the Rangers, I believe. I want to be able to mountain bike long distances, ride a slackfline, and have the strength and endurance to snowboard all day with my kids. A sub-goal is to lose weight from 243 pounds to under 230, or to reduce my body fat percentage from 22% to below 20%. 

 

On to the important things.

 

Career - My goal is to find to a new job. My current job has changed significantly from when I accepted it. It has turned into a grind. I need to find a new job, allowing me to use my skills of working with people, learning quickly and performing under pressure in addition to being good with computers. I would like to find a job with the same compensation or better, but ideally will find a job that brings back my excitement to help others.

 

Family - I think my family is pretty awesome. So, this goal isn't necessarily to improve the relationship I have with them, but that is always something I want. More than five years ago, my wife and I saw a video of a family who was traveling and decided that was what we wanted to do that. Since then, we have run into multiple roadblocks; many of them in my own mind, where my own doubts and fears gave me reasons not to move forward. 

 

Within a year, I want to be able to start traveling regularly with my family, while being in a position to continue providing financially for my family. 

 

Stay tuned. More to come.

Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

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June 20, 2016

 

Battle Log - Exercise - Tae Kwon Do class: 1.5 hours of sparring, forms, and basic motion

 

Career: Updated some information in my LinkedIn profile

 

Family: Gave a pep talk to my kids on the way to tae kwon do.

Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

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June 21, 2016 - Battle Log

 

Exercise: - Run 5K for time- 34:09 

 

Career: handled some emergencies. Basic updates to http://superbrewers.com/

 

Family: spent most of the day with my wife. Ignited dreams, struggled with demons, started this thread.

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Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

http://www.intensityforlife.com

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June 22

 

Tae Kwon Do Class, aka 90 minutes of sweat-soaked fighting.

Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

http://www.intensityforlife.com

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June 23

 

Bodyweight 6A (modified)

 

Double-Under Practice for 3 minutes (32 successful)

 

Workout(4 rounds):

One Leg Squat to bench - 2 reps each side
Assisted Dip - 5 reps -
One Arm Barbell Row (65 lbs)- 5 reps per side
 
finished with 3 sets of 10 wall slides- my right arm had my hand come off the wall at the bottom. Didn't realize how tight that side was. Left side wasn't much better.

Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

http://www.intensityforlife.com

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Workout for June 24, 2016

Squats

3-3-3-3-3

95-115-135-155-175

 

Deadlift

3-3-3-3-3

135-185-205-225-235

 

Happy with how things went. 235 was really hard for me, that's why I figured I'd take a picture.

 

Plus, minivans rock.

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Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

http://www.intensityforlife.com

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It's Monday night, so today's workout was tae kwon do class. I didn't get as sweaty tonight as the last few classes. Partially because the temperature was about 20 degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler than the last few weeks. And also because I'm learning a complex form, so the end of class was a bit slower pace while trying to memorize the movements in the right order.

 

Still had a great workout, and definitely got sweaty. It was felt good to make progress, and looking forward to more fun.

Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

http://www.intensityforlife.com

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June 28, 2016

 

3 rounds for time of:
50 double-unders
25-lb. single arm dumbbell power snatch, 15 reps
15 burpees
50 double-unders
Rest 2 minutes

 

37:24

 

Round 1 - 12:08

2 minute break

Round 2 - 11:16

2 minute break

Round 3 - 9:58

 

Holy pain! The workout was modified from yesterday's Crossfit.com workout. The original workout was for 5 rounds, and dumbbell squat cleans at 45 pounds. I had modified the weight to 25, and the exercise. I thought it would be enough to do the workout. There is no way I could have done all five rounds. I knew the double-unders would be a problem, but the combination of all these exercises really wiped me out.

 

The longest part of each round was the double-unders. But I love the fact that each successive round got shorter, even though I had to take more breaks. By round 3, I was consistently getting 4-13 DUs, whereas I maxed out at 5 the first round. Something about exhaustion forces you to get more efficient.

 

I actually contemplated dying at the point in the picture. OK, it was more wondering if I was going to live through it.

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Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

http://www.intensityforlife.com

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June 30

 

Bodyweight Boss Battle #1 - General DOMS

 

Squats - 73

Knee Push Ups - 21

Front Plank Static Hold - 1:19

One Leg  Balance

      L: 1:57

      R:2:20

 

Working my way through the boss battles, once in a while, as I build up to the level 6 I was placed into.

Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

http://www.intensityforlife.com

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July 1

Five Rounds for Time:
Run 400 meters

30 Ab-Mat Sit-ups

15 x 135-lb Deadlifts

 

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I scaled this from the Crossfit.com workout for today. When I started, I thought I might only be able to do 3 rounds. After 3 rounds, I thought I would only be able to do three rounds. But I kept going, and am super happy I was able to do this in less than 30 minutes. Just barely, but still less than 30 minutes. 

 

Happy Friday!

Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

http://www.intensityforlife.com

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My fitness goals are not going well. I was hoping to be in great shape for snowboarding season, but wasn't prepared when it finally arrived.

 

My biggest goal now is to strengthen my shoulder that was injured. I would also like to increase my stamina so I can snowboard for a full day, while strengthening my body so I can get some of my confidence in my physical abilities back.

 

Thanks for the kick in the pants, @Jayniana 

Level 6 - Ranger Technomage- Battle Log

 

"Easy things are seldom worth doing." - Quote from Firestar, one of my favorite books.

 

Fitness goal: Lower weight from 243 lbs to below 230, or lower body fat from 22% to below 20%.

 

Why fitness matters(my big why):
I want to be strong & fit so when I want to try or do any activity, I know my body will be able to do it.

Or, stated another way:

My level of fitness is directly proportional to the level of awesomeness I can achieve.

 

https://www.facebook.com/intensityforlife/

http://www.intensityforlife.com

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