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15 minutes ago, nightlight said:

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.

 

 

Kimchi fries? Like fuckin fries covered in kimchi? BRB, gonna go look for the largest fork to shovel these into my face hole

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1 hour ago, bigm141414 said:

 

 

Kimchi fries? Like fuckin fries covered in kimchi? BRB, gonna go look for the largest fork to shovel these into my face hole

apparently @bigm141414 is my stomach.

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I maybe found korean fusion totchos in Boston as a result of this conversation. #jsyk 

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7/12

 

Workout:

N/A rest day

 

Ester was fine. :D No real pain at all. 

 

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 

 

-- this is becoming quickly my go to- back work. which is nice. 

 

Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

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

I was a little over on calories (not on MFP) but from where I wanted. Shark week has commenced (today) so last night I wanted to eat all of the food. Not gonna worry about it. 

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Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

3/5 sleep meditations done. I really liked this sleep meditation, I just couldn't get my brain to shut off. I feel asleep fairly quickly after though.

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Side goals:

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

Drink at least 80oz of water: check!

 

The chiro appointment was fine. I let him do his schtick. He was good, but I probably won't be back to him unless I need catastrophic help. Have to figure out how to find a great PT down here.  I have bad cramps today. :( I feel like my uterus is trying to escape.  I haven't been taking pain killers (advil, tylenol) bc I wanted to keep an eye on my back pain. Well, I just took two advil. Yay! Hopefully within an hour I'll feel less crappy. Wondering how training will go tomorrow... 

 

Bonus pup pic:

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Here's a website that matches athletes with physical therapists: http://www.clinicalathlete.com/ 

 

I remembered reading about it a while back on reddit, but it took me forever to find the site. And as it turns out, there's only one PT listed in Austin... But, she sounds like a badass, so she may be worth checking out: http://www.clinicalathlete.com/whitneywelsch/

 

Here's a bonus pic of my pup too!

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you are killing your goals! daily movement looks awesome. 

 

49 minutes ago, nightlight said:

The chiro appointment was fine. I let him do his schtick. He was good, but I probably won't be back to him unless I need catastrophic help. Have to figure out how to find a great PT down here.  I have bad cramps today. :( I feel like my uterus is trying to escape.  I haven't been taking pain killers (advil, tylenol) bc I wanted to keep an eye on my back pain. Well, I just took two advil. Yay! Hopefully within an hour I'll feel less crappy. Wondering how training will go tomorrow... 

ughhhhhhhh crampssssssss. i always feeling like Aliens. just gtfo already!

 

49 minutes ago, nightlight said:

Bonus pup pic:

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hahahaha love the use of that emoticon

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40 minutes ago, AngelaTheGeek said:

Here's a website that matches athletes with physical therapists: http://www.clinicalathlete.com/ 

 

I remembered reading about it a while back on reddit, but it took me forever to find the site. And as it turns out, there's only one PT listed in Austin... But, she sounds like a badass, so she may be worth checking out: http://www.clinicalathlete.com/whitneywelsch/

 

Here's a bonus pic of my pup too!

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awww pickle.

you should get pickle a pickle pocket!

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3 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

 

 

hahahaha love the use of that emoticon

yeah. puppers has no shame about showing her biz to everyone.

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31 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

ughhhhhhhh crampssssssss. i always feeling like Aliens. just gtfo already!

 

This is one of a few different reasons I got an IUD. I haven't had cramps or a period since February (about 6 months after it was put in), and I won't have them for FIVE YEARS!

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Seriously so in love with my IUD.

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

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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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7/13

 

Workout:

Regular warm up (I have a pretty consistent warm up I do, but I'm experimenting with some new elements)

Decided to jump back in with lifting on a variation of a workout I had before Ester started talking to me.  I decided that I'm going to keep 3-4 workouts at 50%ish, before moving up to get my body back into the swing of things. 

 

Power Snatch:

15kg x2

20kg x2

25kg x2(4) 

These felt super nice and light. Really concentrating on getting my arms working and getting myself into a good receiving position. 

 

Power Jerk

15kg x 3

20kg x 3

25kg x 3

30kg x 3(3) 

 

These felt nice and light. Worked on keeping my ribs down while extending overhead.  I felt like even though I was dipping/driving through my heels, I would receive the second and third rep forward on my toes. 

 

Back Squat

15kg x 5

25kg x 5

30kg x 5(3) 

 

Tried really hard to keep my glutes engaged through the entirety of each rep. During my second set I started to feel them burning and working a little. :D

 

 

Ester was fine. :D No real pain at all. Other than cramps and sympathy pain. But as I told Ester, old ladies don't get periods.

 

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 a little under on calories, but food quality wasn't the best. 

 

 

Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

4/5 sleep meditations done.

2/5 5min meditation sessions done. did one on a ugyai breathing (sp?) technique. It was pretty cool. 

 

 

Side goals:

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

Drink at least 80oz of water: probably a little light on this one. today I'll be better. 

 

Cramps blow. I should go take some advil. 

 

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I love that you've been doing your back protocol and ester is responding in kind. :D Omg actually feeling using your glutes! You champ you! 

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Weekend update! (7/14-7/16)

 

Workout:

Saturday was a training day. I don't have my notebook right next to me, but I'll try to document.

Hang Snatch triples (these were supposed to be hang snatch singles at a high percentage but because i'm holding myself back some, I figured light triples would be good) 

15kg x 3

20kg x 3

25kg 3x3

 

These felt pretty good. Felt light. I did full snatches, too, which I was questioning how my back would take. They felt fine :D I guess Ester likes snatches. sometimes. 

 

Power Clean doubles - these were supposed to be Clean doubles at a high-ish percentage, but again, holding myself off. For these I really tried to make sure my elbows were coming around fast enough and that I paused for a second in the receiving position to make sure I was in a good position. Even if it's light weight, i can still work on my technique. 

 

20kg 2x2

25kg x2

30kg  3x2 - i know my sets/reps documentation is inconsistent. this is three sets of two reps.

 

Back Squat - these were supposed to be at 90% for doubles, I think. So I did 3x5. I was really working on feeling my glutes through the whole range of motion. 

 

20kg x 5

25kg x 5

30kg 3x5

 

Clean pulls to knee, to explode. These were also supposed to be HEAVY. But I just did them with 30kg with a 2 second pause at each postition.

 

30kg 1+2/3. 

 

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

Friday:

8a - CARs

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

12p: 20min walk with Sadie

2p: core series 

 

Saturday: 

core series and did a bunch of other hip stuff

 

Sunday: 

foam rolling + core series

 

Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

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

Yeah. Tracking sucked this weekend. I need to get back on it. 

 

 

Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

All sleep meditations done.

I only made it to 4/5 other meditations.

 

 

Side goals:

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

Drink at least 80oz of water: check

 

 

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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

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Sounds like a good training day! Glad Ester behaved. :D 

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TODAY UPDATE:

I emailed a PT that was recommended to me by my coach :D

(and @AngelaTheGeek

 

Hopefully she will be able to help me!

 

ADULTING FTW.

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YUS

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7/17

 

Workout:

This workout was the last where I am limiting my snatching to 25 and my clean/pulls/other to 30kg.  Tonight, i'll move to 28/33

 

Did my normal warm up, but rolled my adductors a little in addition. 

 

Muscle Squat Snatch

15kg x 3

20kg x 3

25kg 3x3

 

These felt really good. I'd like to try more with a higher weight to see if I can really get my arms working right. 

 

Back Squat:

15kg x 5

25kg x 5

3x5 @ 30kg

 

Snatch Grip RDL

15kg x 3

20kg x 3

25kg 3x3

 

BB rows

25kg 5x5

 

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

Friday:

8a - CARs

10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog, segmented cat camels to isolate t-spine and lumbar. 

12p: 20min walk with Sadie

2p: core series 

 

Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

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

Tracked! and was VERY close on my macros :D

 

 

Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

1/5 other meditation

1/5 sleep meditations

 

 

Side goals:

No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: check! only got through a chapter of my book before i was ready to sleep. 

Drink at least 80oz of water: check

 

Felt pretty good yesterday. Ester was anxious, for some reason. I did a meditation before training and I think that helped. Also, reassuring myself that I am not hurting, I'm just afraid of hurting is helping.

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On 7/17/2017 at 7:57 AM, nightlight said:

TODAY UPDATE:

I emailed a PT that was recommended to me by my coach :D

(and @AngelaTheGeek

 

Hopefully she will be able to help me!

 

ADULTING FTW.

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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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7/18

 

Workout:

Limits tonight were 28/33

 

Did my normal warm up.

 

Power Snatch Doubles

15kg x 2

20kg x 2

25kg x 2

28 x 4x2

 

These felt good. 

 

Front Squat + Jerk

15kg x 3+2

25kg x 3+2

30kg x 3+2

33kg x 3(3+2)

 

Was really working on my dip here. keeping everything vertical and keeping my torso in the same position.

 

Snatch Pull

25kg x 4

30kg x 4

33kg x 2x4

 

OHP

15kg x 5

25kg x 5

30kg x 3

33kg x 5x3

 

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

Friday:

8a - CARs

10a: cat camel, quad rockbacks, quadreped half down dog, segmented cat camels to isolate t-spine and lumbar. 

12p: 20min walk with Sadie

2p: core series 

 

Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

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

Tracked! Dinner was a wing it for tracking bc i had a beef bowl, but i figured a complete chicken bowl + .5 serving was fine. I didn't get beans and loaded up on the delicious veggies. 

 

 

Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

1/5 other meditation

2/5 sleep meditations

 

 

Side goals:

No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: Nope. I watched half an episode of the blacklist. I had a really bad headache so I wanted something to lull me away from thinking about my headache.

Drink at least 80oz of water: check - probably closer to 100oz

 

 

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7/19

 

Workout:

Non Training day 

 

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, segmented cat camels to isolate t-spine and lumbar. 

12p: 20min walk with Sadie

2p: core series 

 

Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

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

did not track bc it was my birthday. I ate well during the day (lightly) because i knew i was going to eat a truckload of sushi last night. which i did. 

 

 

Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

1/5 other meditation

3/5 sleep meditations

 

 

Side goals:

No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: Nope. it was my birthday.

Drink at least 80oz of water: no, sadly. today i'm going to make up for it!

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yay! glad you had a good birthday! and you still took care of ester so that's great!

 

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WONDERFUL. :D

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7/20

 

Workout:

Usual warm up

 

Power Jerk + Overhead Squat 2+2

15kg

20kg

25kg

30kg

33kg 4(2+2)

 

These felt good, though I don't keep my ribs down as much as I would like. I think I'm super sensitive to it though, so the next time I do power jerks, I'll video it. 

 

Power Clean Doubles

15kg

20kg

25kg

30kg

33kg 4x2

 

It took all of the strength of mind to not let myself go up to 35 on these. But I still have 6 more weight limit workouts, and I'm going to stick with my plan. These felt good. I kept catching the bar in my throat. It's nice that my elbows are learning to work, but I need my windpipe. 

 

Front Squat

 

25kg x 5

30kg x 3

35kg x 5x3 (five sets of 3) 

 

Focused on torso position and keeping as braced and upright throughout the entire movement. 

 

Clean Pulls

35kg x 3x3

 

These felt super light (they are) but I worked on staying over the bar, and then being balanced at the top of the pull. 

 

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, segmented cat camels to isolate t-spine and lumbar. 

12p: 20min walk with Sadie

2p: core series 

 

Goal 2: Track food, hit calorie goals.

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

tracked mostly. 

 

 

Goal 3: Get a hold of my anxiety

1/5 other meditation

4/5 sleep meditations

I'm really bad at getting in my other meditations

 

Side goals:

No TV in bed on weeknights - reading is OK: read for a while. it was glorious.

Drink at least 80oz of water: yup!

 

I had a hard time falling asleep last night. I didn't really eat enough during the day, so I ended up getting a Chi'lantro bowl (rice, chicken, peppers, onions, kimchi, spinach, cabbage, carrot + carrot ginger sauce) and I think it kept me up. I need to make sure that i get most of my calories in before my workouts so I can just have my casein pudding at night on workout nights. I know that works well for me, I just have a hard time with planning when I'm going to eat and then actually going through with it. 

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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

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