Broba Fett Posted November 25, 2016 Report Share Posted November 25, 2016 Well... Not actually alone. Hoping to have you all with me at least. I've just left my CF box is all. It's been over a month since I've had a thread. In that time my fiancee and I both had injuries and decided together to leave our gym for various reasons, biggest of which was financial. Saving $185/mo by switching to a Gold's Gym Express with nearly all the same equipment as the box. The only thing we'll be missing is the classes, which is a big thing but I think we can manage it. We are going to be doing Starting Strength Phase 2 three times per week: Day A Day B Squat 5 reps x 3 sets Squat 5 reps x 3 sets Bench Press 5 reps x 3 sets OHP 5 reps x 3 sets Deadlift 5 reps x 1 set Power Clean 3 reps x 5 sets I've been working on re-learning my squat, which had evolved into a "Squat, bend at the waist, good morning, stand up" that was going to get me seriously hurt: Thus, I think a basic program like Starting Strength will allow me to reset and (hopefully) get back up in weight relatively quickly. It will also allow me to keep my presses, cleans, and deads progressing regularly. I've also tweaked my shoulder this past month causing me to lose time (and thus think about how much money I was paying to NOT go to the gym) so hopefully these will keep the weights much lower with slightly higher volume than the programming we were doing that had heavy doubles, singles, and PRs every few weeks. This will be followed each day by a random conditioning WOD chosen from a WOD generator app I found. We also have a bunch of strongman buddies that do event practice on Sunday mornings so we will likely be jumping in on those once in awhile. Nothing like jumping in on a workout with a 148lb pro strongwoman and seeing if you can keep up. Nutritionally I did some reading up on some intermittent fasting, specifically the 5:2 diet. I started it last week and I think it may be exactly what I need this time of year to allow some flexibility for the family get-togethers I have literally every weekend (and then some). Personally (LUYL) I've got a few goals: I'm now 22k words into an urban fantasy novel and I need to keep myself writing. I'm going to try to write for 15 minutes every day. If I do that sometimes I'll get a couple hundred words and stop and sometimes I'll get into a zone and crank out a thousand words in short order. Trick is just to make myself start. I need to give myself a project. Could be welding my busted forge back together and banging away on some steel. Could be putting together a chess board or some other woodworking project. Could be ordering a carving knife and trying to carve something. Not really sure but it's been months since I made something with my hands and my brain works better when I challenge it in that way. I need to wire up license plate lights for my truck. I have been just asking to get pulled over driving it without them for the past few weeks. I have the lights, I just need to get them on there. May require help from someone more electronically inclined but that shouldn't be hard to find. I test for a 911 dispatcher job on Monday. Assuming it goes well I need to sit down with the fiancee and have a major Pro/Con discussion and see if it is something that works for us right now. I don't anticipate the working out to be a problem. I'm ready to be back in the gym. Likewise, I've already been on this new diet for over a week and don't anticipate any big issues there. So this challenge will largely be recaps of my gym sessions, chronicles of any struggles I may have with foods, and (hopefully) some cool writeups of a couple projects I get done/possibly some of the fiction if anyone would like to read. 12 Quote Spoiler Currently... Playing (Video Game): RDR2 DMing: Tyranny of Dragons. First session 11/29. Broba Fett tracks em down. Facebook (Personal) Facebook (Author Page) Past Challenges: 13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 Link to comment
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