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  2. Lateral Planet

    Rookie Does Things

    I feel like my boobs just winced in sympathy Good luck! Sounds like you're on a roll, and that looks like a solid plan for the next challenge. House stuff and finances are going to be a big focus of mine too. Every time we get towards the end of the year I start thinking, where the heck did all that money go??
  3. @mu

    Fall wizardry

    I felt like average in the class (on hands). Some people had a much better hold, and some people were learning to get confident free-standing. And everybody did the bottle thing, it was very much like on your feet, some keep their hold, others lose it a bit, but it was well spotted and once the fear has settled, it's just like on your feet, only a bit more tiring. But we had no complete beginners. At least the fear bit that can be quite big in adult classes was quite limited I thought.
  4. @mu

    Raptron Ramps Up

    ACRO! Awesome meet seriously, I mean your numbers are HIGH. I'm super impressed that your squat is so closed to your deadlift at that scale. Super impressive quads powaaa! That bench is also BIG!
  5. Lateral Planet

    Lateral Planet Takes A Break

    Thanks! They did, but one of the things getting me down was that our broadband wasn't working, so it looks like I've been in a funk for days but actually I just haven't been able to update Wednesday was kind of lame, so I did get myself a bowl of ice cream (no Netflix, though, thanks to stupid Telstra). Thursday was better, and Friday's shaping up well so far. All week I've managed my two goals of drinking some water and not sleeping on the couch, but I'm getting keen to start ramping things up again next week!
  6. @mu

    KB Girl and the fight for women's rights

    It's always hard to assess from the "inside". From here it looks like you do a lot. You get used to a rhythm and not having it may feel odd, lazy (maybe guilty?) but it's not really. This week I'm "fully resting" (still biking and going to 2 classes...) but I can tell my body is very much appreciating some rest. oh my I hope she will recover quickly. Glad to hear it's minimal risk! I was also surprised. I heard E. can get a paper to travel internationally when they are processing his passport for visa renewal. But it was the first time I had ever heard of it and I was quite surprised. Have a great trip!
  7. analoggirl

    A. Redefinition

    Holy moly. That went pretty alright today. It is so nice to work with people like my group. I enjoy the fact that unlike most people, I do not have a set few of people I always do an assignment with, it is really priceless that the relatively few group projects I have had to do these last 6 years have all been with different combos etc. Meant that I also had one terrrible experience but that also really held up a mirror in front of me. Most were so-so and 2-3 were really satisfying Team work. Now to get to bed before I go on a philosophical tangent. Last week. Really want to relax my muscles in the morning + work out in the evening. Have my morning and evening routines on point again.
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  9. aramis

    TGP takes another chance for an adventure

    Yes, most moderate climate places have this beautiful autumn show Here is Plum and Walnut in southern Poland, merely couple days ago. Sooo much better place than paved sidewalks (IMHO). Softer, quieter and - oh the sights! I only run 5K (yet), but running in the fields is so much more fun than on the streets... (I live in rural area, so fields are easily accessible ). And be bloody proud to be one! Cheers!
  10. KB Girl

    KB Girl and the fight for women's rights

    The emergency passport was actually no problem at all, very easy to get. And it’s bright pink. I don’t think they’d give the same service to non-citizens here either though. So I went from the Netherlands to Chezch republic by plane, then a second plane to Slovakia.. and then crossed the border on foot to Ukraine. Quite the adventure. But we have arrived and we were on time for weigh in despite being held at the border for 2 hours. It wasn’t entirely unexpected because we were leaving Europe. Makes you appreciate the ease of it more. ‘It’ being no real borders in Europe and the same currency and mobile internet wherever. On the plus side we just had pizza and drinks with 4 people and had to pay roughly 12€ which is around 15 dollars maybe?
  11. Sloth the Enduring

    Elastigirl Welcomes Autumn

    Ok. That’s really weird. I don’t use my real name on forums or anything because it’s too identifiable. I can’t search their forums (phone issues) right now, but I’m going to investigate.
  12. Ann of Vries

    [The Books of Vries] I am the Dream

    Two rebels have successfully met! Had a nice pub dinner with @oromendur. She has the photographic evidence, though. The Enting liked her so much that when we split up to find seating, he went with her O_O
  13. Elastigirl

    Elastigirl Welcomes Autumn

    Yeah,I was surprised , first because I hadn't seen your name on the forums, and I didn't realize how old the forms were. Pretty sure it was you. Put your name under spoiler in case you don't want your secret identity revealed I like the feeling the rest of the day. And it does seem to get me energized for the rest of the day
  14. Elastigirl

    DaemonCorax reconciles

    Ugh, sorry you've been sick. That's a pretty high fever. Glad you are better. For me, unless I consistently work on pull ups, I lose the ability to do them quickly
  15. RedPandaOne

    Red Panda One gets back on the wagon

    It doesn't hurt to experiment, so I think I may give different beans a try. I really need to get better at posting in here. Though tomorrow will be the last day of the challenge for me. I'm off to Disney World and Universal on Saturday!!!!! I met again with the nutritionist last week. She was surprised that I hadn't lost any weight. We discussed medications a little bit more, but I'm still hesitant. We also talked about meal replacement. I had told her the couple times I tried with the shakes she gave me, I was back in the kitchen after an hour because I was hungry. She suggested having the shake and a piece of fruit. I've been trying that for the last couple mornings - mostly because I ran out of cereal and didn't want to open a box before vacation. I've been doing the shake and an apple with peanut butter. I've been good until lunch. Though I'm wondering if I make my own shakes again if they'd be more filling. Something to test when I get back. Have I exercised? Nope, and my lungs are paying for it. Have I moisturized and flossed? Yup, and my skin and teeth are loving it. Have I actually tracked protein and calories? Nope. I think next challenge I'm only going to have two goals: Exercise Track
  16. DaemonCorax

    DaemonCorax reconciles

    I'm better. Interesting development is that I've lost so much weight from working/feeding baby/being sick that I'm back under 140 now. My fighting weight was around 137-138, so I'm basically there. I feel skinny and weak though. This week we made a concerted effort to spend 10 minutes working out in the basement every evening. Yesterday we went to the gym. I still basically climb the same grade, but my 5 rep back squat went from 160 lbs at 39 weeks pregnant to 95 or so lbs now. Skinny. Oof. The 10 min nightly in the basement is mostly focused on core and shoulders for me. My core stability is a lot better, but certain things like high stepping on one foot while climbing are pretty weak. My body isn't great at retaining shoulder strength it seems, so my goal there is to be doing strict pull-ups again by December. More oof.
  17. tracer-actual


    Thursday - Stimulation Training Day AM Work Training Back Squats / Push Press / Hang High Pull 5 @ 70% 5 @ 75% 3 @ 80% 3 @ 82.5% 3 @ 90% 90kg / 60kg / 60kg 95kg / 65kg / 65kg 100kg / 67.5kg / 70kg 102.5kg / 70kg (failed after 2 reps) / 82.5kg 108.5kg / 60kg / 72.5kg Accessory work: 4 times of: - 8 x Plank to Push Ups - 8 x Deadman's Pushups (Burpee with dumbbells, but the top part is a clean) - 2 x 12.5kg DB - 8 x 1/2 Hanging Leg Raises PM Simple KB Swings (from Pavel) Every minute, do 10 single arm KB swings (each arm) for 5 minutes. 100 swings total. 24kg KB.
  18. tracer-actual


    Wednesday 16 Oct 19 - High Performance Recovery Training Day AM GST Work - Ring Rows - 5 x 8 - 5 x Superset of 10 x Elevated Ring Pushus / 5 x Dips KB Flow Get link Tempo Intervals Assault Bike 20 Sets of 0:15 @ 70% / 0:45 @ easy recovery PM Simple KB Swings (from Pavel) Every minute, do 10 single arm KB swings (each arm) for 5 minutes. 100 swings total. 24kg KB.
  19. tracer-actual


    Tuesday 15 Oct 19 - Stimulation Training Day Interlude period was spent training. Got some PT done, but not as structured as normal. AM GST - Russian dips - 5, 5, 5, 5, 4. Keep at them - Feels like it is continuing to improve in form - Ring Rows - 15, 10, 5, 7 - Did 15 reps each set, but marked where I needed a break or lost tempo. Fatigued in this at the moment - Elevated Plance Leans - 5 x 24s - Felt good, should film Work Training Deadlifts / Floor Press / Pendley Row. Approx 2:00 between sets for Deadlifts, 1:30 rest between sets for others. 3 @ 70% 3 @ 75% 3 @ 80% 3 @ 82.5% 3 @ 90% 115kg / 80kg / 70kg 125kg / 85kg / 72.5kg 130kg / 90kg / 75kg 135kg / 95kg / 77.5kg 142.5kg / 100kg / 80kg
  20. Activation routine - 5 10s plank, 5 10s superman fly, 20 slow lunges, 20 slow pushup, 5 min run Main routine - 5 rounds of 1 minute on 1 minute off hands off explosive push-up followed by high plank knee tuck My reps was 9-9-9-9-7 lost steam at the last set 186 calories (18.6 chips, couldn't get up to 20 :() with 175 bpm Stretch - some yoga stretches for knee and back Used soft pad to reduce impact on my shoulder (left one had arthroscopy) and elbow. Not too happy with my pushup form yet would love to get some advice. if you are going to try this out let me know your rep counts, calorie and heart rate also.
  21. Rookie

    Rookie Does Things

    NOOOOOOOOO I forgot my sports bra T_T Well yall might get to see why a good bra is important for riding sigh
  22. Rookie

    Rookie Does Things

    So I asked my mom if she could video tape me and Daisy tonight randomly during our ride. Because I have no clue what I look like when I ride unless I do that... So I can see what I am doing wrong and where my weaknesses are. Think of it like re-watching game play lol So lucky you guys... if it happens you might get to see horse videos. haha (i can hear your excitement from over here ) I am thinking come Sunday or Saturday I will make a collage of all my Inktober sketches so far to share Or maybe just my favourites. I am very happy I got to take part this year. Usually I forget until its passed or halfway through. I have been saying I want to do more drawing so this has helped with that. I signed up for the newest 30 day strides for success fitness challenge for equestrians. I did maybeeee 2 weeks worth of it 2 years ago or so and it helped (would help more if I stuck to it). So I might work that into my new challenge. My sister doesn't know it yet but I am probably going to drag her in on it lol. She proudly told me last night that she started working out! Then she explained her work out and I was like I seeeee..... basically she ran around for a bit outside. Then she lunged up the stairs and ran down them. then she did some sort of cardio dance class thing on youtube. THEN she did her workout. So I think she is of the mindset she has to do all the things to make progress. I think she was saying she wanted to work on her core. I don't think my next challenge will be all that different. Here is what I am thinking so far: - 30 day fitness challenge - 4 days low carb, 3 days carb - 2L of water - flossing daily - 2 house tasks a week - do something creative daily (doodles, painting, crafting) - continue working on the finances part of my life to pay down my debt - 1 starbucks a week, 2 bought lunches / week, 2 bought dinners / week I will continue with my 4 days low carb, 3 days carb into my next challenge. I have nowhere near mastered it but BUT I am getting some progress and it seems to fit my lifestyle pretty good so far.
  23. aramis

    aramis tries not to be an a**hole

    Thursday, Oct. 17th Time with kids mostly after their TV time again. Earlier, after coming home I only warmed their dinner and left to finish shoveling coal into basement, and to move scaffolding once again with my dad. After cartoons I gave boys their supper, bathed them and put to beds. As wife left for shopping (we need some blankets and pet accessories for animal charity donation at school tomorrow), I stayed with kids and read them some bed stories. In the meantime I did burpee workout - in 15 minutes managed to squeeze 78 reps Food in check. Don't plan on staying up too late, so sleep should be okay too. Mentally I feel better today - turns out simply talking with someone about my mood can make it better. Thank you @TGP
  24. GoodDoug

    GoodDoug on a cultural exchange

    I ate much better yesterday, and today seems on track for good eating as well. Though I didn't pack a lunch today so will grab a salad from the cafeteria. My back has been really sore today, I am hoping it is just sore and tired from all the exercise, but I don't want to have to sit out a challenge because I pushed too hard. I feel like I've done well with reading my body and moods this challenge, and until today, felt like I had a handle on my back. I will go through the Elements workout for tomorrow and assess from there. Between my back, and my arms being sore and tired from exercise, my handstands were pretty ugly today. I only kicked up 3 times, as I just didn't want to make anything worse. With that being said, I am really noticing a difference in my body with having done Elements this challenge. My arms and legs have more definition, and when my back isn't bugging me, I have more mobility. I am spending way too much time flexing in front of the mirror lately
  25. Rookie

    Lateral Planet Takes A Break

    BIG HUGS <3 I hope things have calmed down
  26. Rookie

    KB Girl and the fight for women's rights

    Fingers crossed! Though 4hrs have already passed
  27. Seabright

    Seabright's 2019 Battle Log of Awesomeness

    Thurs Oct 17 The 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta SF Bay Area 1989 earthquake. I was there, working in the Marina. Normally I would have been on the Bay Bridge at 5:04pm, sitting in traffic. I wasn't that day, though, because I stayed late at work in order to watch the start of the A's vs Giants baseball game at the TGIF's down the street. As did many many people. The Cypress structure would normally have been gridlocked wall-to-wall cars, but on that day most of the Bay Area stayed late or went home early to watch the trans-Bay world series, the first cross-town world series since 1956. 67 people died that day, but hundreds were NOT on that freeway structure...and not on the Bay Bridge, and not on the Embarcadero freeway...because of that game. It took me 2 days to get home. I ended up in Mission Dolores park that first evening, because I didn't know where to go or what to do. I was watching the smoke rise from the big fire in the Marina, when another girl walked up and we started talking. She lived in the Marina, but wasn't sure how to get home. She invited me over to her boyfriend's apartment ('You'd better come with me'), and there I found a bunch of truly hilarious people lighting birthday candles because they didn't have a flashlight. Their big Irish family had flown in from Dublin that morning for a wake, and we all drank Bailey's Irish Cream and talked. A neighbor knocked on the door, and told us that someone down the street had a satellite phone, so I went and stood in line to use it, and finally finally I was able to call my Mom. It was 3am in Albuquerque, and she was up. She had been waiting by the phone for me to call. That was a day. Eating Breakfast - breakfast sandwich w/eggs, bacon, croissant, no cheese. Lunch - Exercise Taking time Bravery On deck: Do some of that stuff. Just one teeny tiny little thing for each one. Just one teen tiny little thing. Notice something beautiful
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