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"And I get so overwhelmed till it's hard to tell
what I'm thinking
We get down down down
we feel sorry for ourselves
we get down down down
we all need somebody's help
let's get loud loud loud till there's love and nothing else
cuz the more that you give the more that comes back around..."

 

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What it says in the title, guys.  Life has been pretty chaotic lately - pretty good, but CRAZYSAUCE - and I just need to focus on basic things.  Like, wow, super basic.  I'm putting my life back in order now, and have been for the last few days, so this challenge is going to be all about continuing that momentum.  My goals:

 

Quest 1: Keep Cutting (+3 CON)

After eating like an asshole for awhile, I need to cut.  Ughhhhhhh cutting.  Okay.  Easy scoring.  Did I eat under 1800 calories?  Or did I not?  DO THIS AT LEAST 6 DAYS PER WEEK.

 

Quest 2: Keep Lifting (+3 STR)

No more travel = no more excuses.  Did I lift 3 times a week?  Or did I not?

 

Quest 3: Keep Flying (+3 DEX)

Work on some aerial thing I suck at at least 1x per week.  This oldie but goodie is always a great goal for me and gets me results.

 

Life Quest: Be Present (+1 CHA)

Check into the forums at least 2x per week.

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9 minutes ago, sylph said:

Still no circus in my life :cry:

 

I will continue to live vicariously through others.

 

Booooooooo.

 

Well, uh, vicarious life - I am working on.... basically a straddle handstand in the fabric?

Still kind of a mess but it's getting better.

 

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5 hours ago, starsapart said:

 

 

 

See I love seeing stuff like this, because usually you only get to see acrobatics when it is super graceful and perfect, with music and snazzy lighting and fancy outfits, and you think "OMG, this is just amazing otherworldy shit. These people are not human."

 

Because you don't normally see pics of people PRACTICING this stuff, only performing it.

 

There was a great blog post by a famous yoga teacher (Kathryn Budig) saying how people think she is amazing at every pose, but really it is just that people only put artsy naked photos of her in Yoga Journal of her doing poses she is super awesome at. So she posted pics of her attempting to do wheel pose (a gymnastics bridge) and said, "Look, here is my BEST wheel. No one is putting this in Yoga Journal."

 

 

5 hours ago, starsapart said:

Life Quest: Be Present (+1 CHA)

Check into the forums at least 2x per week.

 

+1! This is what keeps me sticking with challenges when life is crazy.

 

(Except today, when every project I've tried to do is missing equipment or something, so I keep dicking around on the computer. Then it is less helpful... :) )

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Welcome back.  Good luck in the quest, hope life becomes less chaotic for you.

 

On another note, I always get some weird error when trying to access your posts (Error code: 2T187/2).  I have to go through the profile of the last person who commented.

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Yay a Stars challenge! 

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Glad to have you back, and I hear you on the overwhelmed feeling.

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Yay for simple challenges :)

Best of luck, hoping things get less chaotic.

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15 hours ago, Darth Yoga said:

 

See I love seeing stuff like this, because usually you only get to see acrobatics when it is super graceful and perfect, with music and snazzy lighting and fancy outfits, and you think "OMG, this is just amazing otherworldy shit. These people are not human."

 

Because you don't normally see pics of people PRACTICING this stuff, only performing it.

 

There was a great blog post by a famous yoga teacher (Kathryn Budig) saying how people think she is amazing at every pose, but really it is just that people only put artsy naked photos of her in Yoga Journal of her doing poses she is super awesome at. So she posted pics of her attempting to do wheel pose (a gymnastics bridge) and said, "Look, here is my BEST wheel. No one is putting this in Yoga Journal."

 

My instagram is full of clips of half-learned, messy things, haha.  I don't pretend to be superhuman.  I don't think anyone would believe me if I did. :P 

 

15 hours ago, Myrik said:

On another note, I always get some weird error when trying to access your posts (Error code: 2T187/2).  I have to go through the profile of the last person who commented.

 

I wonder if it's because of the music notes in the title? :(

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the welcomes back, guys!

 

Yesterday I pushed through the DOMS for some volume squats and bench presses.  I made Blue Apron's eggplant tagine (minus the cous cous - it was a great life choice), got a lot of work done, then spent a looooooooottttt of time in traffic on my way to @Achaedia's wedding rehearsal.  Rehearsal went well, the song I'm singing during the ceremony seemed well-received (yay!), and dinner was nice.  Amazingly, I managed not to eat like a complete asshole, so, win.  Got home kind of late, though, so I'm a bit wiped today.

 

Today: wfh in the morning, then drive to Aurora at lunch (so I can avoid the traffic jam later) to work from my parents' living room, then wedding things gear up at 5:30 ish for prep and I think 6 for pictures.  Rest day by necessity but also because volume squats yesterday oof.

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Still no full workout today but I realized by back/shoulders are pretty fresh, so random pull-ups until I head out in a bit here.

 

Also going to cancel my gym membership on my way out as I now have a home gym.  YEAH!

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OOOOO BOOOM! 

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Gym membership canceled!

 

Wedding was good.  A few snaps:

 

 

The church made noises about trying to poach me to come sing for them, hahahaha.  Guess the music went well.  In all seriousness, though, I'd entertain the offer if they could match what my other gig pays.  They're a lot less hateful over there, which would be nice.  But ultimately I suspect the money and the caliber of music will keep me where I am now.

 

Ate like an asshole, sigh.  Pasta and pizzelles, it was kind of inevitable.  Well, it's the last big party for awhile.

 

Today: no grains, wow.  Veggie omelette, eggplant tagine, and fajita bowl in the evening (I like my fajita chicken with salsa over shredded cabbage, anyway).  AND NO BIG PLANS AFTER WORK ASIDE FROM BUYING A NEW GLASSES CASE, WATCHING MASTERCHEF AND CHILLING.  But I'm going to try to do squats.

 

First, though, customer meeting.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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1 hour ago, starsapart said:

Gym membership canceled!

 

Wedding was good.  A few snaps:

 

 

The church made noises about trying to poach me to come sing for them, hahahaha.  Guess the music went well.  In all seriousness, though, I'd entertain the offer if they could match what my other gig pays.  They're a lot less hateful over there, which would be nice.  But ultimately I suspect the money and the caliber of music will keep me where I am now.

 

Ate like an asshole, sigh.  Pasta and pizzelles, it was kind of inevitable.  Well, it's the last big party for awhile.

 

Today: no grains, wow.  Veggie omelette, eggplant tagine, and fajita bowl in the evening (I like my fajita chicken with salsa over shredded cabbage, anyway).  AND NO BIG PLANS AFTER WORK ASIDE FROM BUYING A NEW GLASSES CASE, WATCHING MASTERCHEF AND CHILLING.  But I'm going to try to do squats.

 

First, though, customer meeting.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Congrats to the couple!

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Apparently I FORGOT TO FOLLOW YOU for a sec there. AAAAAH BAD. At least there wasn't like 6 pages to catch up on already so yay? Hahaha.

 

Also YAY pretty wedding stuff. Congrats Achaedia!! :D

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11 hours ago, Cataleya said:

Wow, you look great!

 

Thank you! :love_heart:

 

10 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

Congrats to the couple!

 

They seemed very happy. ^_^

 

5 hours ago, dancezwithkittehz said:

Apparently I FORGOT TO FOLLOW YOU for a sec there. AAAAAH BAD. At least there wasn't like 6 pages to catch up on already so yay? Hahaha.

 

Also YAY pretty wedding stuff. Congrats Achaedia!! :D

 

I feel like this time will be slower than usual.  I am not doing anything very exciting this time!!!

 

5 hours ago, M_J said:

Oohh that aerial straddle thing looks cool. And difficult.

 

It's fairly brutal on the arm that supports most of your weight!!!  But it looks so cool.  I am going to keep working on making it less shaky.............

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I BOUGHT NEW DISHES.  DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITING THIS IS.  Our old dishes were the set we'd received for our wedding over 6 years ago.  Quite a few of them had broken.  NOW I HAVE A FULL 8 PLACE SETTINGS AGAIN, YAYYYYY.

 

In other news I should squat.  But so lazy.

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I'll squat if you do! =) I'm supposed to be doing them for postpartum recovery and it is the one thing that I just can't seem to regularly motivate for right now.

So glad to see you back!

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