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  2. DJtrippyT

    Jungle Queen in Training, Part 1: DJ Trippy T

    Does this mean I can eat all the butter I want? Butter is gluten free! yeah it’s such a frustration. I did really well on low-carb the first time I did it, but I was only doing strength training. Now that I do more stuff the misery index goes up in a hurry without some sweet potatoes or something. I don’t know how anyone who’s into fitness does keto; it makes me want to die mid-workout.
  3. deftona

    Jungle Queen in Training, Part 1: DJ Trippy T

    I feel like this has been a frat boy's go-to line more than once.
  4. DJtrippyT

    Jungle Queen in Training, Part 1: DJ Trippy T

    “Come” means “eat” in Spanish so “tacos and come” is actually not that naughty... I’m still giggling I’m not doing the open this time; I didn’t want to train for it so soon. Next year I’m gonna flatten it so I can qualify for Wodapalooza as a masters athlete.
  5. aramis

    TGP takes another chance for an adventure

    Rectification - by running in the fields I didn't mean actually through fields... I could damage someones' crops. I meant dirt roads that lead between fields. And by "dirt" I mean all sorts of unpaved roads used by tractors and other farm machines. Some are covered in gravel or rocks, other are sandy or just overgrown with grass and weeds. And I, on the contrary, have never ran in the forest. Only did hiking and walks. I think I need to look closer at my nearby forests to find a track for winter. I suppose lumbermen and foresters will keep roads passable even when snow falls - after all there is lots of work in the forest at winter. And keep it up! What distance have you covered in this image?
  6. TGP

    aramis tries not to be an a**hole

    boy your doing good these days. its awesome- go aramis go!! incidentally, what is drycure ham? I'm not too familiar with that. does it make it a little like a jerky , no refridgeration required??
  7. TGP

    Salinger's twenty fifth challenge!

    I LOVE that you were drinking apple juice. its the apple juice drinking crowd that you Don't want to mess with! anyways. not so good that your struggling with the stress- but it will pass. and getting a packed exhibition is a BIG win. also, isn't London- like England's version of NYC. "if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere!..."? I think that your doing so well in a really BIG city (full of artists) also is pretty awesome.
  8. aramis

    aramis tries not to be an a**hole

    Friday, Oct. 18th Today I told myself I WILL spend more time with boys, even if it's only watching them play Minecraft, so I did. Also watched with them a bit of cartoons. Later wife came back from her family (there is a situation with her Grampa's health so she went to help manage things) and took over kids. They asked her for bedtime stories, so I used this time to do my workout and a bit of Domestic Rangering. I kept food mostly in check, only overate like 100kcal on lemon caramel wife made earlier... Sleep is okay. In my head, I feel better. Did some productive stuff throughout the day, scratched off some tasks from to-do list. And tomorrow I will check my self made dry-cured ham. Can't wait
  9. Cool! do you Know I've never run on grass or in a field? I wonder what that is like- I imagine its pretty awesome and beats the dirt roads I'm running on. oh well, still VERY much enjoying my running. another fun run this morning. I tried to run out the same route as that hike on saturday (or most of it- i didn't have enough time to run the WHOLE THING) and what do you know, I missed up an intersection. I told ya it was maze like! the fun thing IS though I still managed to keep my head by observant and learn the trail system a little better. ... the wooden Arrows from last week still are on the road BUT it was early and dark this morning. they are not the best way to mark and early morning run. I'm faster than Last run but still SLOW. the great thing about all this is the feeling of exploration I'm having as I plunge into the woods crisscrossed with oil roads. and anyways. regarding my "transition to trails/dirt roads" I think It might be more of a WHOLE body workout to be on there rocky, gravelly roads. I've noticed that parts of my body has to work harder to compensate for all rougher terrain. I have one last little visual hints of the complexity of these paths. I did not know it; but my polar watch can show my route overlayed with the satellite view: there are many, many roads in this picture. but there are often obscured by the trees. that's why; learning them demands a careful geographically aware explore... I want to keep running this tell I know this area like the back of my hand
  10. aramis

    My way towards OCR

    Oct. 18th Workout (back): 3x superset: - pull-ups followed immediately by assisted pull-ups (4+5) YAY! Progress! , - 10x face pulls (7kg / 15lb on cable), - 10x trap raises, - 10x body rows with feet on chair, - rest 2 min 20x KB swings (16kg/35lb) 10x per side KB clean and press (alternating arms for each rep) Stretching Trap, tricep and shoulder stretches, Sun Salutations. Food: 2804kcal, 155.5g protein. Couldn't resist home made lemon caramel...
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  12. Sloth the Enduring

    Running without losing muscle mass?

    Try it and see. If you’re an experienced runner, a mile a day is nothing. I can’t imagine it would affect your muscle mass. 6-8 might. I’d just make sure you’re getting enough protein.
  13. miss_marissa

    Miss Marissa doing fall things

    At least it makes the getting ready process a touch easier? Even if not super comfortable. ooo nice! sounds like you two have it nailed. Summary of week so far Monday - ultimate game, first round of playoffs. Won in a very close game. I threw another point and had a handful of really nice defensive plays. Tuesday - went shopping for capsule stuff and bought halloween costume items also. Costume in spoiler. For capsule, bought a brown purse, star trek gold tank top, a floral print tee, gray knit tights, and a vest. Wednesday - work Thursday - more work. I've also been having some family stuff going on. In particular my dad has been having a rough time. I went to the grocery store and made 2 pans of pork enchiladas for the freezer. I'll give to him when I see him Saturday and hopefully that will help him not have to think about dinner for a few days at least. It was a lot of work, but I love my dad and he could use a little ease of burden right now. I also forgot to watch the Good Place 1) Read the equivalent of 1 comic book or 1 book chapter per day. ☑☑☑☑☑ ☑☑☑☑☑ ☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐ WOMP WOMP. Been reading SO MANY journal papers that this has not happened. 2) Do the equivalent of a workout every day for the rest of the challenge. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ ☑ 36 37 38 39 40 41 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ I have today, Saturday, and Sunday to do 6 workouts. I didn't do any workouts Thursday because I had a lot of other things going on and just needed to take a break. 3) nutrition goal? Did go out for soup for lunch 1 day this week, but otherwise holding really strong on eating food I have cooked. Some planning will need to go into this for the future. I also have been jamming on some pop tarts this week and I think I need a healthier vice for the sweet tooth. 4) capsule DONE! Rest of the week F: softball game. Dinner for volunteer gig. Sa: visit Dad. Haunted house in the evening if I'm feeling up for it. Su: shop and meal prep. PLAN for the next week I need an assistant.
  14. Morag

    GoodDoug on a cultural exchange

    [mention=11146]GoodDoug[/mention] you are So. Very. Welcome! Solid plans, I see here, loving it! send from my phone, bear with me.
  15. GoodDoug

    Lady of the Bog’s Chrone Challenge

    ping! How's it going?
  16. I’ve always loved running. Especially distance running. But this year I’ve been primarily focused on building lean muscle mass & have progressed pretty well with cutting back big time on running. So I’ve made some decent strength gains. I’m wondering how much running I can reintroduce to my fitness routine without losing muscle mass? I still want to maintain my focus mainly on strength training, since I think it’s helped me achieve a peak level of fitness that I’ve never seen in myself before with having being so cardio-focused previously... but I’m wondering if I include a daily run of just one mile; would this be a short enough run to preserve muscle mass / continue building muscle? I would be wanting to include it daily though. Just trying to work out which is the wiser option; daily short runs or a couple longer distance runs per week? (Say 6-8 mile runs)
  17. GoodDoug

    Fall wizardry

    Haha! I've never heard of someone doing reverse cascade as their natural throws. It might make some later tricks easier for you, as most tricks use outside throws. I feel like once you learn a basic cascade (or in your experience, a reverse cascade) doing the next thing is really tough. You work so hard to get comfortable with the basic, that adding some new throw is just tough. But, once you can do regular and reverse cascade, the other tricks start coming more easily. And once you get a full juggle with clubs, you will be hooked. It is just so much fun. I don't have enough room to practice clubs easily (family gets upset with the sound of drops, so I can't do it in the early morning with my other juggling practice) so I haven't progressed far, but I love the look and feel of clubs... makes you feel like a rock star. I've started looking at how to build my own parallettes, so I might be adding that to my handstand practice as well.
  18. Sloth the Enduring

    Jungle Queen in Training, Part 1: DJ Trippy T

    Whenever I write something a little naughty I feel bad when I see that@Elastigirl read it.
  19. Today I began working on those things most needful for me; so figured that's the plan showing up for the day, instead of my making an arbitrary list that is not stuck to by any stretch of the imagination. Begin day with 10 minute walk, which is half a mile M/W/F 1 set of the following: 20 squats, 25 second plank, 10 reverse crunch, 15 lunges, 10 push-ups, 15 crunches, 15 second wall sit (up to 3 sets in total) T/Th/Sat 10 minutes total of following: 5 minutes bike, 5 minutes stairs Clean 10 minutes: a different room each day of the week Daily stretch/flexibility 10 minutes Transcribe 1 piece of genealogy information for parents I look forward to sharing & updating as this journey continues forth. Have a lovely day.
  20. Countess D'If

    Depression fights Countess D'If

    Happy Friday! It looks like I’m going to be at work until the clock strikes 5. Again. We always say we’re sneaking out early on Fridays. The we never ever do. What’s up with that?
  21. GoodDoug

    GoodDoug on a cultural exchange

    I feel much better today, some ibuprofen and walking really helps. Today was the Frogger Hell for GMB Elements. My legs were absolutely on fire as I finished each round of the Push segment. Also, High Frogger really works your core if you do it right... and I tried really hard to do it right today. I also did some wall walks from the handstand course, and those felt pretty good. My shoulders can handle the pressure much better than before I started Elements, so yay. Also, I meant to call out @Morag for turning me onto The Hu. They were the inspiration for this challenge theme... I imagine that the orcs' nightly singing around the campfire is exactly like Mongolian Heavy Metal, and that inspired me to consider the culture of the Orcs as savage, yet honorable. Today they are our allies, but later they may be our enemies, nothing personal, it's just survival to them. That's why I tried to use Mongolian sounding honorifics in the names of the orcs - "Kan" for the leader/chieftain, "ka" for the party leaders. I also tried to use some of the language and concepts from WoW- even though I just let my WoW subscription lapse... I wasn't having fun and I didn't have time to find a way to have fun, so it made sense to ditch it. Thinking forward to the next challenge... I'm not sure exactly what it will be, but I want to have a framework where I can mix running, lifting, mobility, handstands (and maybe a little rings), meditation, and "adventure" so I can somewhat touch on all of the other guilds... because that is what Rangers do! I might do it where I have a choice of activities for a week and I have to do each one at least once during the challenge... it will also be helpful in seeing which things I stick with... I got into the woodshed for a couple of minutes last light and it was good. I worked on a box that had some issues, so I needed to be patient and thorough, which is hard for me right now because I am so busy. But it was good to force myself to slow down and take care. Thnx all for your support, I really do appreciate it!
  22. Elastigirl

    Jungle Queen in Training, Part 1: DJ Trippy T

    If you make it gluten free it will be healthy.As you know gluten free is healthy and you can eat as much as you want Agreeing with Sloth, great job on he challenge. What worked for me on losing weight was hitting my protein target (at or above my bodyweight) and the calorie goal. Too low carbs made me not as strong, which just makes me sad.
  23. Sloth the Enduring

    Jungle Queen in Training, Part 1: DJ Trippy T

    That was a lot to keep track of. Nice job. I imagine eat like the ancestors is the hardest one. A blog article asked me to consider a perfect eating day and alter it: Breakfast: pop tarts & coffee Lunch: tacos & coke (autocorrected to come, glad I saw that.) Snack: ice cream Dinner: pizza & beer. Where do I adjust? Anyway, you work out hard; maybe low carb isn’t your jam? You can hit your calorie target with low fat too. Are you doing the open this year. I’m hoping to cheer you on.
  24. GoodDoug

    Salinger's twenty fifth challenge!

    "Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming..."
  25. Mistr

    Sara Kingdom Likes Music With Rocks In

    Yes. The calendar is here. Wow, you have made a lot of progress. I am noticing that I actually feel more tired this week as I am recovering from sleep dep than I did last week when I wasn't getting much sleep. Bodies are weird that way. You've been sleep deprived a lot longer than I was, so it makes sense it would take longer to recover. Do tell, what is the concoction you use to keep the rabbits and squirrels from eating your plants? My cats are chewing on my Christmas cactus. I tried spraying it with the bitter mixture from the pet store, but that is clearly not working.
  26. Mistr

    Xena enjoys 'Hero Season'

    Yay for feeling like a runner again! Congratulations on getting your house projects done. I need to do those too. Your example is inspiring.
  27. DJtrippyT

    Jungle Queen in Training, Part 1: DJ Trippy T

    Okay I'm gonna wrap my challenge today because I'm going out of town for the weekend (some of my BFs friends rented a cabin and we are going; there will be 9 people plus children there. Pray for me) I found my favorite reading glasses yesterday after gym which I lost last weekend, so maybe my bad luck is turning. Voodoo shit is still on the table, however Swing thru the trees: I got to a 60-pound assist pullup, so I made about 10 pounds progress there. Win, but wish it had been more. Cross the Savannah: I mostly did hiking; if I am going to meet my year-end running goal I need to get on it. Neutral. Lift a Hippo: This was my best improvement, which makes sense because I'm a lifter girl at heart. I added 15 pounds to my deadlift. Win. Eat Like the Ancestors: This was my most difficult goal; I eat good for a day and then I don't. I'm trying to focus on fixing one meal at a time right now, so if I can just get breakfast perfect for a whole week, then I can move onto lunch. I'm also having trouble finding the optimal carb level that keeps me going but helps me lose weight. Neutral. I didn't eat as much seafood or nose-to-tail as I would have liked, but I did improve some, so I'm calling that a Win. Rise with the Dawn: This goal was a bitch. I really like getting up early because I get more done, but I'm not sure I utilized the time as efficiently as I would like. I got up early a ton though so this is a Win and I will work on fine-tuning it. Quest for Treasure: Neutral. Build the Tribe: you know, I actually did pretty well at this, although I'm not sure it's making any difference. Probably I need more than four weeks to give it traction, so we'll see what happens next challenge. Semi-win. This challenge will roll over next week, but I may be a little light next challenge because I'll have a lot on my plate for the next three weeks. I'm going to do the best that I can though. A queen can do no less.
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