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  2. Zaethe

    Zaethe: Shieldmaiden's Saga [Ch.01]

    Also, my hands fucking hurt. This is the suck. I'm fed up of complaining about it, feel like it's all I do. But I spend a lot of time working on being positive and making the day a decent thing, the pain bits are just more vocal sometimes. Venting my frustrations with being 31 years old and shuffling around like an old crone some days really helps me put my disappointment in the situation out into the universe and let go of it from that point in time.
  3. Lateral Planet

    Lateral Planet: Now What??

    I'm sure he would say, "It's not what you've got, it's how you use it!" But for me remembering to use the stuff in the first place is half the battle
  4. Zaethe

    Zaethe: Shieldmaiden's Saga [Ch.01]

    I made it outside for a few minutes, so I'm counting it! I've failed dismally on drinking enough again though, I haven't even finished a single litre of water so far. This is a real problem, as we roll into the summer months I need to be even more on top of my hydration. I struggled with heat exhaustion and dehydration a lot last year, I'm not doing it again. I did eat twice a day, and once again the dishes are staring at me longingly from the sink, but they can chill there til tomorrow.
  5. DarK_RaideR

    Should [DarK_RaideR] roll the dice or roll in the mud?

    NGW Back to the Future (Weekly TV show) Held on Monday, Week 3 of September 2013 Venue: Trelleborg Velodrome, Sweden, Europe Attendance: 3.008, Ratings: 0.69 (520.340 viewers), Shown on Continental Sports X1 The episode kicks off with a big announcement the broadcast team breaks down: following last week's main event match, this week we'll be seeing the competitors in tag team action as Wael Hossam teams up with Edward Cornell to take on "The Gentleman Grappler" Nelson Frye and "The Louisiana Pitbull" Robert Howard! The Czars vs Wade Orson, Ripper LeStat, Menace & Paolo Gandalfini The opening match also continued from where last week left off, after the Czars attacked the NGW Open Collective champions, with Orson and Khoklov getting involved. This contest was about telling two stories, Vidmar and the Ivanoffs feuding with the champions as well as Orson having Vidmar's number lately. The two plotlines made for some entertaining wrestling, but the big finish saw Marat destroy Menace with a ring-shaking Russian Legend Powerbomb to make a statement. Winners: The Czars As soon as the match was over, a graphic was shown to announce another match for Back to School: with Champagne Lover losing the NGW Heavyweight title to Edward Cornell, the match fans were waiting to see will be happening at Back to School as Marat Khoklov will be defending his Starmageddon King of the Ring prize against Champagne Lover! w The Outcasts vs Geena the Warrior Princess & The Johanssons (with Signe Lytjohan) Following the surprise success of Geena's recent teaming with Robert Howard, this was another chance for her to shine next to the powerhouse team of the Johanssons and she did just that, taking on McKenna and then Mallory before Koller was able to shut her down. The Johanssons brought a lot of power to the table, but their lack of speed and wrestling experience showed; the Outcasts almost won the match and it took a distraction from Signe Lytjohan to turn things around and allow Hercules to hoist Mallory in the Hercules Lift for the submission win. Winners: Geena the Warrior Princess & The Johanssons NGW's Commissioner Sebastian Krause took center stage next, to announce the name and logo of the new brand and TV show... Proving Ground! "The Fresh Prince of Belarus" Sergei Kalashnov vs Shiro Akuma Though not often seen on NGW TV, Sergei Kalashnov is somewhat of an indy sensation across Europe and this match showed why: him and Akuma went all out in this crazy match that was further enhanced by their apparent chemistry and how they seemed to feed off each other's moves and energy. Ten minutes packed with action, high flying moves and crazy stunts, this match delivered a show stealing performance and Akuma got the win courtesy of his Akuma Cradle finisher. Winner: Shiro Akuma Joanne Rodriguez & Jeri Behr vs Fusae Etsuko & Megumi Nakajima It was the two J-ladies against the two Japanese Joshi competitors next, with the added element of the J-Ro-Etsuko title feud and Girl Power being split into opposing teams. This didn't seem to slow down Behr and Rodriguez though, who displayed an intrinsic understanding of each other's styles to the point where they looked like they had been teaming up forever. This slick teamwork gave Etsuko and especially Nakajima a hard time and Rodriguez was able to finally roll Nakajima up for the pin in an overall outstanding match. Winners: Joanne Rodriguez & Jeri Behr Champagne Lover hosted his popular interview segment next, Lover's Lounge. His guests, in the aftermath of the new brand and show announcement were none other than the founding duo of NGW, Leon Harrison and John Silver. Lover: "So how is this new situation hopefully going to work out for you? Have there been any internal tensions over who does what? Is it a bit of a flashback to your early days running NGW?" Harrison: "We're proud of what we've accomplished and this is just another step in taking NGW to the future. More content, more opportunities and more wrestling for our fans" Silver: "Krause's done a great job as NGW Commissioner, so he'll carry on doing just that. Leon here will take over the business aspect of the company while Ill be taking over creative duties in the new brand to do what I do best, develop young talent into the stars of tomorrow while delivering the best shows possible!" Cornell & Hossam vs The Gentleman and The Pitbull Both pairings have documented chemistry which elevated this match to new heights, but Fry and Howard also have the advantage of actual experience teaming together. This gave them the slight advantage throughout this match, an otherwise pretty even and competitive bout built up slowly across more than fifteen minutes of action and in-ring psychology before Howard hit the Bull Tackle on Hossam for the win. Winners: The Gentleman and The Pitbull Show Rating: Confirmed matches for Back to School NGW Heavyweight title match: "Alpha Male" Edward Cornell © vs "The Gentleman Grappler" Nelson Frye NGW Women's title No Disqualification match: "The Gothic Grappler" Fusae Etsuko © vs Joanne "J-Ro" Rodriguez Tag Team titles unification match: Double Dutch vs The Johanssons Marat Khoklov vs Champagne Lover, for the right to face the NGW Heavyweight champion in the main event of End of the World in December Plus the Brand Split Draft, an appearance by Stig Svensson to reclaim the Captain Hero mask and more!
  6. DarK_RaideR

    Should [DarK_RaideR] roll the dice or roll in the mud?

    Still paying attention to my eating and circling 90kg as my new working weight. Went to Muay Thai last night and it was great, only had a brief moment where I struggled with an aching stomach but it was all held inside and I only have a bruise on my forearm as a souvenir of yesterday's kick pad training. We will make it significantly better, friend
  7. Zaethe

    Ignimbrite smash

    Welcome back from lurkdom! I think the hardest battle we all face is against ourselves. Starting the fight alone is admirable. You've totally got this!
  8. Zaethe

    Akari and her little boy discover the world

    Oh my gosh he is precious! Beautiful
  9. Wobbegong

    Ignimbrite smash

    Welcome to the land of the non-lurkers, Ignim! Nice list of goals you've got there. I always see people say "couch potato," burrito sounds so much cozier! I approve.
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  11. Ignimbrite

    Ignimbrite smash

    I'm back again after a couple years just lurking. this year has been the hardest ever, too many challenges but also a lot of achievements (good) and excuses (bad). so, some structure. i've been really off the wagon with my food- not eating enough, eating junk/buying out, drinking way too much. likewise with my fitness. Last year I had a major goal to work towards, this year has been a mess So I'm a rebel against the forces that led me here. The biggest battle is with myself goal 1: no alcohol during the week, and none on weekends unless i'm actually out for an occasion. goal 2: life goal- I've been learning to drive and I'm nearly ready to book my test. I need to practice, and I'm going to book. Going to pass before the end of the year goal 3: another life goal- I passed my firefighter training last year but I haven't completed my consolidation. Fear and laziness. So i need to review that, complete what i've done and make a plan for the rest. related- sometimes I freeze when the siren goes and I don't respond. Now I'm driving there is no reason. I need to be prepared with my gear and in my mind goal 4: move every day 1: I've been a couch burrito a lot lately, and getting the bus instead of walking or biking. So I should be biking 3-4 times a week and walking 1-2 times. Only bus if it's a hurricane. Goal 5: Move every day 2: also at home- sun salutations, run with my dog, hose rolling, burpees ... anything to not just atrophy on the couch i changed up my light box recently to read 'the present moment is life itself' and I'm trying to be more real, more focused on who i want to be and what I want to do. Not wasting time
  12. Zaethe

    Zaethe: Shieldmaiden's Saga [Ch.01]

    I think a comfortable chair needs to be on my priority list. I want to write, but sitting on the couch isn't an option, and laying in bed I can't type all that great because of the angle. Need a good chair and a little desk.
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  14. deftona

    Quinn tries to focus

    Hi Quinn and welcome to the Rangers! Your run through the countryside sounds wonderful, I would love to see pictures next time! Whereabouts in the country are you?
  15. deftona

    INVADERS MUST DIE! Deffy #55

    *Whispers* They were Monterey Jack flavour!! Welcome Quinn, it's lovely to have you along!
  16. Quirky Quinn

    INVADERS MUST DIE! Deffy #55

    Mini Cheddars are probably the greatest thing in the world to eat!
  17. Quirky Quinn

    Ye Slightly Spooky Ranger Guild Hall [General Chat]

    Coffee>Alcohol for me a the moment so I'll be at the fire with a book and an Americano. Feel free to pop over and say hello!
  18. analoggirl

    Elennare Moves

    Also following. You've got this! (Suggestion: on the days when you are sick / really not feeling it etc., it helps me to just get my workout clothes ON and sit on the mat. Just to keep that habit in your mind. It might even make you go (like it does for me:) "There are "yoga for when you are sick" videos, let's do one of those!" Although Idk how scientifically tested those effects are, I do not shy away from a good placebo effect every now and then if I can get it. :p If it works for you. Habits are difficult to gain and easy to lose.)
  19. That's even more refreshing. And the stomach still playing up? Sounds like a bug to me, feel better soon.
  20. deftona

    Devlins wheel spins right out of the rut.

    Welcome to Rangers Devlin, I'm sure you're feel at home here Good luck with your challenge, where are you going on holiday?
  21. deftona

    INVADERS MUST DIE! Deffy #55

    Lovely to see you again Devlin!
  22. Quirky Quinn

    Quinn tries to focus

    Yesterday was a good day. I was up and out the door in a very organised way yesterday morning. The start of this zero week has co-incided with porridge season, so it was bannana, raisins and porridge for breakfast which was awesome. At work I've realised that if I don't give myself some structure nothing gets done, and I mean nothing. So I have devised a strategy for structuring my days which essentially breaks down the day into 4 main work periods Emails (45mins) Admin (1.5h) Focused task (2h) Growth (1.5h) and I plan those sessions into my calendar in whatever order suits best that day around meetings, breaks, lunch, whatever. Yesterday I got in all my work periods in and also managed to make some progress on some major projects which are ongoing. During work I also schedule at least a 15min walk and always try to spend at least half an hour in a resting squat posistion during the day and at least 2.5 hours standing (I have a standing desk that moves up or down as required!). I managed all these yesterday and I always feel better at the end of the work day when I have been a little bit active. When I got home I felt good and Mrs Quinn had made an awesome dinner of enchilads on sweet potato wraps that were really good. I had performed a bit of a hack on myself when I got home, normally I would get changed out of my work clothes and into some lounge wear but I decided to get straight into my gym stuff. That way when we finished tea and we'd put Little Quinn to bed I had no excuse but to get out for a run. This worked really well! The run itself was interesting. I felt really good. During my starter challenge I had talked about running as being part of my regieme but to be honest I had done only two or three runs in the 3 weeks of the challenge. But they had really helped, along with I guess the other stuff I had been doing and the weight loss from the first challenge. I even found myself slowing down a bit because this was supposed to be a relaxing starting point to guide the run portion of this challenge! It was dark and clear and my usual run takes me on some unlit country roads and I hadn't remembered my high vis jacket so that was a little scary - I ended up turing the torch light on on my phone to make myself visible, I need to make sure to remember the reflective gear next time. But the sky, it was beautiful! So clear and so many stars, I contemplated stopping and taking a picture but didn't want to ruin my run. On my intervals run, if it stays clear, I will definately try to get a picture during a resting section. So I arrived back at home at the end of the run and still felt good I felt like I had a lot in the tank but I thought I had posted a good time and was excited to take a look, it was 5.09km in 34m39s which was way slower than I expecting based on how I felt during the run but in line with previous runs and my PB. So I was happy from setting a baseline point of view but a little disapointed because I had it in my head I was faster, even though I was trying to be slow (I know!). Today I have already completed my streching routine when I got up this morning and plan to go out and buy a bar to hang from today so I can begin the pull up portion of the challenge. Tonight I will get in the interval run and hopefully take a nice picture!
  23. Devlin

    Devlins wheel spins right out of the rut.

    Also new to the rangers but it seems to fit my goals of fitness and self improvement quite nicely.
  24. Hey guys, So this last year I've dropped about 12lbs up to July and then wheel span while maintaining the loss in the low 250 high 240 range. This is my responsibility due to diet but hasn't been helped by a knee injury in bjj Sparring that's kept me from training hard. My knees now getting a lot better. I have plans at the end of November where I want to look as good as possible. This is going to be an incredibly focused camp on getting me to that position. Diet -Intermittent fasting using the body fast app. Everyday, no excuses and no exceptions. Windows can be moved slightly to make life more reasonable but they will remain in place. - mfp to be used daily, hard limit on kcals with a focus on protien and clean foods. -drink water. I have a 2.2l jug which will be filled on a morning and drank by the evening, daily. Training -Weight training. - Minimum 3x per week. This should be easy enough. Needs to be mainly upper body, still only up to bodyweight on my knee. - Implement 5/3/1 style lifting in my bench press/shoulder press etc. Cannot follow it exactly as can't squat or Deadlift currently. -Rehab - daily knee exercise ahead of my appointment on the 2nd of Nov. - Boxing. - try to get as many 2 min rounds in per week as possible but this is a bonus to the rest, if I'm knackard or don't feel great body wise it can be missed. Goal - Be a maximum of 240lbs on game day. This will be hard but it's reachable and my rewards will come after. - IDEAL is around 235. None fitness related, secondary goals. Planning -I'm going abroad at the end of November and spending 10 days in various places. I have been left to develop a plan of action for the areas we go to, best things to do and a time line for it. Should be fun. Self improvement - avg of 30mins per day listening to audio books. I've listen to a lot of ex special forces books lately and I'm enjoying their perspective on things. - Revision. I am looking to apply for a new position at work in the next year, there is a large knowledge base needed for this position and while I am skilled at what I do now its a bit different. Try and get an hour or so a week outside of work(this will ramp up closer to the time) - Sort out the damn car, my car needs a few cosmetic things sorting and has for a while. I keep putting it off but it needs doing. __________________________________________ Weighed in this morning at 251.1. Trained weights last night. Chest. Went OK. Diet yesterday was solid, under on kcals and stuck to the window.
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