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I've had many ups and downs lately. Not gonna try and dwell on it, or rehash too much of it, because living in the past is something old nightlight did. Though, relevant bits here: 

  • I competed in a Weightlifting meet in early June and went 6/6. No lifts were PRs, but they felt solid, and I even got smiles and claps out of my coach. 
  • I've been SLOOOOOOOWLY losing weight, but I think I'm hitting a little plateau
  • I haven't worked out in 2 weeks (ish) because my back has been bothering me. 
  • Because my back has been bothering me, my anxiety has been at an all time high. Almost to a level where I've never seen it before. 

 

This challenge is going to be a challenge where I'm being kind to myself, and trying to make small progress towards bigger goals. 

 

Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

 

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My plan is on weekdays to do some movement breaks every few hours. I have alarms set to go off at 8a/10a/12p/2p to move. Doesn't have to be long or involved. Even less than 5 min. I just have to DO SOMETHING GOOD for my back. I will log this here. Weekends are up in the air, but I will have at least 3 movement breaks per day. 

 

Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

 

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This one is simple. Track my food intake. Try to stay at or under my calorie goals for the WEEK. I can go a little over on workout days, or a little under on non workout days. I'll track here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

 

Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

 

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Do a sleep meditation 5 nights per week before bed. I've been doing these the past few nights and they've helped knock me out. 

Do "real" meditation for 5 minutes 4x per week. Any more is bonus. 

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I seriously need to come visit Sadie.

 

I mean you. 

 

Totally meant you.

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On 7/4/2017 at 11:19 AM, RisenPhoenix said:

I seriously need to come visit Sadie.

 

I mean you. 

 

Totally meant you.

Either way, I get to see you. sooooooo.

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Girl, I feel you on the anxiety. Mine has been rearing it's ugly head lately too. Glad you're going to take time to take care of yourself.

 

HUUUUGS

 

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Current Lift PRs
Snatch: 93kg/205lb // Clean and Jerk: 113kg/248lb // Back Squat: 170kg/375lb

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2016 USAW Senior Nationals - 6th place

2015 USAW American Open - 8th place
2015 USAW Senior Nationals - 9th place
2014 USAW Senior Nationals - 9th place

2013 USAW Senior Nationals - 9th place

 

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7/10

 

Workout:

Normal warmup

Hip + Hang muscle snatch 3/3+3 bar only

OHP - 15kgx5, 25kg x 5, 30kg 3x5

Step ups - 5x5

 

Ester (naming my back and her bullshit) felt ok. I was a little sore after the chiro because he had me do these weird squats which have a twist in them. I don't like them so i probably won't do them again. Chiro also said to take it light going back to training, even though he doesn't really understand the difference between weightlifting and crossfit (which honestly bothers me) but whatever. I was also sore bc I've been forcing myself to work at my desk instead of the sofa, so standing and kneeling chair. But good sore not bad sore. Ester was tired AF when we got home. 

 

Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

8a - CARs, cat/camel + quadraped rockbacks

10a: standing hip CARs, McGill 3 with clam upgrade

12p: 20min walk with Sadie

2p: core series from my chiropractor

 

Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

 http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

I was under my calorie goal by a bunch, but i'm not too concerned. Even though I did go to training last night, I don't think I consider it a "workout" 

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Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

Did a sleep meditation. Didn't realize I fell asleep, and then woke up and was like... "damn, I missed the end of it!" 

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Side goals:

No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: check!

Drink at least 80oz of water: check!

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wham bam! looks good! i would probably be hungry the day after if i worked out at night

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6 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

wham bam! looks good! i would probably be hungry the day after if i worked out at night

yeah. I've been trying to eat most of my calories before training on training days so when I come home I just get my protein pudding and go to bed. 

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Sounds like you might need a new chiro.  I went through two or three before finding the right guy (someone who knew shit from Shinola in terms of lifting).  Until I did not only did I not feel comfortable trusting my back to them, but I didn't see any results.

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Yeah, I would be so frustrated to work with someone who doesn't even know what I am trying to talk about. :(

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1 hour ago, Chimichanga said:

Sounds like you might need a new chiro.  I went through two or three before finding the right guy (someone who knew shit from Shinola in terms of lifting).  Until I did not only did I not feel comfortable trusting my back to them, but I didn't see any results.

 

1 minute ago, raptron said:

Yeah, I would be so frustrated to work with someone who doesn't even know what I am trying to talk about. :(

Ok i read what i wrote again and it sounds like he's really dumb. Ha, he's not. He knows what the lifts are but he's stuck on the fact that i said i quit crossfit, so i think that's the disconnect. my back does feel better though. Not sure chiropractic will be a long term thing for me, especially because it's expensive for such a short timeframe. 

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5 hours ago, nightlight said:

Not sure chiropractic will be a long term thing for me, especially because it's expensive for such a short timeframe. 

 

I'm not here to try to change anyone's mind about chiro, but I've been reading some really interesting stuff about it recently that makes me leery about going to one, especially for an extended period of time. People who constantly go back for "adjustments" just never seem to be okay between them. It's a weird practice with a sordid history. HOWEVER, I am no doctor, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

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Current Lift PRs
Snatch: 93kg/205lb // Clean and Jerk: 113kg/248lb // Back Squat: 170kg/375lb

Spoiler

 

2016 USAW Senior Nationals - 6th place

2015 USAW American Open - 8th place
2015 USAW Senior Nationals - 9th place
2014 USAW Senior Nationals - 9th place

2013 USAW Senior Nationals - 9th place

 

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7/10

 

Workout:

Normal warmup

Hip + Hang muscle snatch 3/3+3 - 15kg, 20kg

Behind the neck snatch grip press - 15kgx5, 25kg x 5, 30kg 3x5

Rows: 5x5 each arm with 20lbs

Also mashed my hip flexors on a pvc pipe roller. 

 

Ester was fine. :D Little sore, but nothing horrible. I can feel my anxiety going down, but i feel like my unconscious is holding on to it so tightly. I feel like Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde. 

 

Goal 1: Take care of my back by doing more movement throughout the day.

8a - CARs

10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog

12p: 20min walk with Sadie

2p: core series 

 

Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

 http://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/needanightlight

I was under my calorie goal again. My stomach wasn't feeling great all day so I didn't feel like eating much. After training I was a little hungry but didn't want to cook. Stopped at Chi'lantro and got a chicken/rice/kimchi/alloftheveggies bowl. It was really tasty and hit the spot. I had a tough time finding anything in MFP that would be similar so i just over-logged a chipotle bowl. 

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Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

2/5 sleep meditations done, but i didn't fall asleep to this one. It was ok, not great. ha!

I also did 1/5 other 5min meditations. This one I really liked and bookmarked it so I can use it again. 

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Side goals:

No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: check!

Drink at least 80oz of water: check!

 

I'm a little anxious about going to the chiro today. I'm sure it'll be fine. Ester is feeling ok, but my period is starting soon supposedly, so I'm hyper aware of that area right now. He said that if I was feeling better at this visit, that he'd "release" me. So I will stop going to him. I will keep up with his core series which I really like. I think I just need to find a really good PT down here. 

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A good PT over a chiro any day, IMO. I also just creeped on the Chi'lantro menu. *grabby hands*

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1 minute ago, raptron said:

A good PT over a chiro any day, IMO. I also just creeped on the Chi'lantro menu. *grabby hands*

Agree 100%. However down here, you need a prescription for any PT. BOOOOOO. So I'm gonna try and shop around and then as my GP for a prescription.

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"Later, I would learn that coincidences are the most planned things in the world. Later, I would learn that every single moment is a coincidence." - Douglas Coupland

"Anyone who doesn't want french fries every day is a commie." - AngelaTheGeek

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1 hour ago, raptron said:

I also just creeped on the Chi'lantro menu. *grabby hands*

seriously. like wut?

 

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1 minute ago, CourtnieMarie said:

seriously. like wut?

 

yeah. I've only done the rice bowl, because i feel like if i did the kimchi fries, or the wings, it'd be all over for my waistline.

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"Later, I would learn that coincidences are the most planned things in the world. Later, I would learn that every single moment is a coincidence." - Douglas Coupland

"Anyone who doesn't want french fries every day is a commie." - AngelaTheGeek

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1 hour ago, nightlight said:

Ester was fine. :D Little sore, but nothing horrible. I can feel my anxiety going down, but i feel like my unconscious is holding on to it so tightly. I feel like Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde. 

 

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90+ Masters Weightlifter

Current Lift PRs
Snatch: 93kg/205lb // Clean and Jerk: 113kg/248lb // Back Squat: 170kg/375lb

Spoiler

 

2016 USAW Senior Nationals - 6th place

2015 USAW American Open - 8th place
2015 USAW Senior Nationals - 9th place
2014 USAW Senior Nationals - 9th place

2013 USAW Senior Nationals - 9th place

 

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