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  2. Thom Stépan

    Chris-Tien in the Goblin Cave

    Another dear friend sorely missed. Welcome back dear friend. Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
  3. aramis

    OCR shoes

    Thanks for the advice. Looks like I need to be more patient with sale-hunting (and get myself a piggybank). BUT... I'm at the beginning of my journey here, and I need to get SOME shoes for off-road running. I plan to start in real OCR race next year, and for now I learn to run at all. That's why I asked for entry-level shoes. I train in rural area, on gravel road and meadow, so road shoes won't do. Now I use my bushcraft boots. I know they are no runners, but they have nice grip on inclined gravel and are lighter than my other (army) boots.
  4. Mad Hatter

    Mike Wazowski: Settling Back into Routines (or "Routines")

    Lool because clearly you don't have enough responsibilities already Congrats!
  5. Mad Hatter

    WhiteGhost Gets Serious 2: The Seriousening

    I'm sure that whatever you'll choose it's going to be good. Just remember that 1. it's temporary and you don't have to commit for the next decade, and 2. more opportunities will come. Either way there's plenty of time to decide if you want to work with her or not. Congrats on becoming a GL, that's awesome!
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  7. aramis

    The Fat Man Shuffle

    Well, I take that as quite good stance. I have three of those lurking at my home. You'll never know which cabinet suddenly grow a clawed paw to catch your foot... I see you focus on cardio. The rule of a thumb here is nutrition is 80-90% of weight loss - are you doing anything in this field? If not, check this and this. And if you really want to lose weight, in terms of exercises strength training would be what most people here choose. I'm not saying cardio or HIIT is bad, if you enjoy it - do it. Best exercises are those you'll stick with. But adding a bit of bodyweight or free weight exercises to your routine would probably help (as long as there are no medical contraindications). And BTW - great mustache!
  8. aramis

    And so the adventure begins

    Hey! As a fellow newbie, I can tell the most active part of forums is Challenges. It doesn't matter the current one is ending in a week, you can join any time you want. Just find yourself some (achievable) goals and hop in! For start, your goal could be getting to know some people here and learning their stories/making friends. That covers your "social" part of long time goals, and on the "physical" part you can work in the meantime and in the next challenge (those last for 4-5 weeks with one week pause between). And if you look for accountability - Daily Battle Logs. These are like personal long-term journal of your progress. Or at least it's how I understand it Many people follow each other's threads sharing support, advice and good vibes on their ups and downs. It is better for accountability because it won't reset each challenge so you can better track your progress/struggles.
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  10. aramis

    The Long Night

    Okay. Let's do this. - designing and cutting shape of the handle, placing and drilling holes for rivets - 2 days (tue, wed) - gluing on wood, riveting crossguard, riveting and shaping handle - 2 days (thu, fri) - additional trip to get connecting screws, adjusting handle shape - some time I don't already have - initial oiling, cleaning the cutting edge - 1 day (sat) The Thing is done! We decided not to buff the blade, just clean it up and leave little spots of patina. After all - it's almost 100 years old. Here's finished product: And little side effect: In my opinion screws ruin the look of the handle (copper rivets would be way better), but... customer's request.
  11. aramis

    aramis on his way

    June 15th: sleep - walking in the evening, then supper. Went to bed at 11pm. workout (running) - 50% (only fast march) veggie in every meal - done protein - lunch 57g, dinner - 24g, supper 90g - 171g total. Good enough.
  12. aramis

    My way towards OCR

    Not sure yet if any, but I'll do my research on a free time. June 15th. Nutrition: Breakfast - none Lunch - scrambled eggs on tuna chunks, rice, tomato and cucumber salad - 678kcal, 54g protein Dinner - potatoes, fried mortadela in batter, cucumber - 680kcal, 24g protein shake - protein powder on water - 120kcal, 23g protein Supper - smoked cod and quark rolls in lettuce leaves- 302kcal, 67g protein Drinks - black coffee, water. Morning coffee with 100ml whole milk - 60kcal, 3g protein Total 1840kcal, 171g protein. Workout (running) - 3.2 km walk, no running. My day was quite good, I was productive and all... until afternoon, when it all went to hell when it turned out my car died. Now I need to call in late to work on Monday, tow my car (it won't start) to mechanic who JUST did big engine repair (and cashed some serious $$) and... yadda yadda yadda (don't whine AGAIN aramis, get your shit together). Anyway - just a walk (fast march tbh) for a workout. I felt down and overwhelmed and almost dropped my workout entirely, but then my wife decided to go with me, and I needed this support. So... no running, but still better than nothing.
  13. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong: A Creature of Habit

    Thanks. I still often feel like it's ridiculous to have this kind of tension, and like no one wants to hear it or it's not a good reason to be stressed. It's extra frustrating because with an ocean between us I feel so much more myself, stronger and healthier and like recovery isn't impossible, but then as soon as I interact with her I realize I haven't built up any resilience at all. I basically just start every interaction with her already being out of patience with her, but if I lash out she just gets worse. Staying away is much more preferable, but not always possible. And I don't know how to create more patience or tolerance for her, or how to react to her to maintain my boundaries without pushing back too hard. It's tough. I'm going to spend the majority of my time shopping/eating, hanging out with friends, and hiking, but I'm still expecting to spend some time with her every day. I just finished our Skype chat and she was a mess. Started out super happy that I'm coming home and that she's retiring in just over a week, and then got really defensive and grouchy when I asked what she's planning to do after she retires (answer: sleep in, be a couch potato, consider knee rehab, and possibly work on house renovations although "I was hoping your father would just take care of it..."), then happy again, defensive again, a whole range of oddly performative emotions, and finally just got tired of chatting and ended the call. Her max allotment of Wobbegong time is one hour, after which she's Done. But at least she wasn't drunk, so small favors, right??? Yeess let's do it! It sounds like Wobbegong might be busy soon with going back home so I think we should follow her schedule for the time frame. Next challenge works too because it's right around the corner I'm in! There will be no arting while I'm in the States, so maybe we should do next challenge? I can make it a guild-wide thing and invite everyone if we'd like. We can use the parameters as suggested by J3NN and use the challenge framework to set out some deadlines (think about what you want to make, prepare materials, get started, etc). I'm still running behind when it comes to putting minis together, but an art challenge shouldn't be too much trouble.
  14. Devout_Haruhiist

    "Smart" guy looking for financial guidance

    One other related topic I wanted to get advice about wasn't so much about the technique (which everyone here has provided some nice ideas) but the mentality. For me, I feel like I built up a lot of debt in, let's say, the last 4 years. One mental barrier I have to paying it off is basically despair. When I think about the fact that it will take 4+ years for me to pay that debt (and only if I live a more austere lifestyle) I tend to go into regret and despair and wonder if it's pointless. It just kind of leads into that same cycle of low self worth (beating myself up over the debt, then being daunted by the time to get out of it and feeling like I am "wasting time").
  15. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Wears the Lilac

    Week 3 Day 5 "Do the job that's in front of you." Pro: Make a Sunday and Monday schedule "IT IS THE END OF CAKE." Pro: Just make dinner and hydrate - done "You can call me Sweeper, since we're friends." Pass Vimes hadn't been sleeping in the past twelve hours, merely recovering. Pro: catch up on sleep - done Pro: get to bed by 1am "You need some time in the garden of inner city tranquility." Pass He'd spent most of his days working nights. Con: Well, today I had an authentic night watch schedule, sleeping all day and working all night. (Though, by work, today I mean "try to reset my sleep".) Today's dinner skirted End of Cake rules, but passed based on preparation, two distinct dishes, and diversity of garden produce use (particularly herbs). While it might appear to be little different from the old Ankh-Morpork special, it was closer to food cooked by a Sugarbean. Well, no, okay, not that good. But named meat with a simple palace level of preparation. And it contained the necessary brassicas.
  16. Mortimer

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Today's work out: was split into 2 due to rock climbing class. 3 sets: 25 kg shoulder press (x5) 100 lbs squat(x5) 50kg deadlift 10 push ups Jumping up then catching bar and holding for 12 secs before resting for another 10 secs and repeat Chest press with just the bar 20 kg clean and press(x5) 1 min plank Rock climbing report - no new walls conquered today, tried to do yellow route on previously conquered wall but failed. Was probably too tired by then. Then went back to the gym to continue weights. 3 sets: 25 kg 20 kg shoulder press (x5) 100 lbs squat(x5) 50kg 45 kg deadlift(x3) - could not manage 50 kg after rock climbing. 10 push ups 10 bodyweight rows Chest press with just the bar 20 kg clean and press(x5) 1 min plank After rock climbing I got the 25 kg barbell off the rack, tried to get it to shoulder press position, realized I couldn't, then had to ask some muscular guy to help me put it back on the rack. Eeeek how embarrassing >< Today wasn't really a very good day, exercise wise since I tried to load 5 kg on the chest press bar, got stuck and someone had to bail me out. >< Then there was this finger grip slip off the rock climbing wall and me cursing as I just got the auto belay down. No harm done though.
  17. Kestrel Grey

    K

    It shows my endurance is still okay, even with backing off of training these past two months. So I'm pretty happy with that. I guess I didn't give many actual race details though did I? To make up for it, here is a photo of a random person before jumping off the height obstacle. It was hilarious how many people plugged their noses like they were jumping into water (no water was involved). Thanks Miaulin! I haven't visited your thread in a while, I hope you are doing well!
  18. Kestrel Grey

    K

    Thanks! Celebrating the day as a win, regardless of where I placed.
  19. Elastigirl

    Welcome our New Guild Leaders and Ambassadors!

    Congrats! You guys are all awesome and will make the Rebellion an even better place with your leadership
  20. Teirin

    RES: Keep on Going

    Congrats!!!
  21. PinkNinja

    PinkNinja's Routine +1

    The routine last challenge went well. I'm going to build on that. I was on vacation last week. It was awesome. I broke my arm Thursday and got a cast Friday. My grandpa has been in the hospital and isn't doing well. My boss retired Friday. So I'm not going to ask much of myself this challenge round. I'm going to wake up on time, drink a glass of water when I wake up, and spend the first 5 minutes at work getting organized for the day so I can be more productive and go home on time without feeling guilty. I was going to make my bed but I prefer to wait until I have two hands again. Same with doing a sun salutation each morning.
  22. RedPandaOne

    RedPandaOne reporting for duty

    I think you were right. I pretty much spent all morning peeing. Got curious and weighed myself, down 4 pounds! I usually don’t weigh myself every week, but I think I will for a few more weeks to see if there is a trend. I don’t think that counts as soda because there’s no sugar. I’m usually not a fan of regular carbonated water but that sounds interesting. If I find the right fruit juice to cover the taste and not be loaded with hidden sugar I could make this work.
  23. Rookie

    Rookie Takes Aim

    Finally got a minute to myself haha. This has been my day - wake up and hear roomie get up around same time. wait to see if roomie will take dogs out - wait a solid 40 minutes until I realize roomie is still in washroom and not taking care of dogs - take care of dogs - Make breakfast - watch HIMYM with bf and roomie until 10 mins before friend should arrive - shower - friend arrives at 10 and we play board games / go for lunch / more board games until 3:00... (I tried hinting she could leave cause I had plans at 4 but she wanted to play one more game) - friend left, I get ready for next party and go to LCBO to grab some Sobu for my friend and her a card - arrive 15 mins late around 4:15 - confirm I don't really know anyone there aside from her family - left around 7:40 - get home and start prepping for tomorrows father's day brunch. I made lemon drop cakes, cut up watermelon and made a lemon dill sauce for the salmon. -9:45 I finish and finally on couch ...zzzz Don't get me wrong lol I had fun today just a bit (really) exhausted. I'm a person who really enjoys alone time. Boardgames were fun though and I liked seeing both friends today. And luckily my friends mom suggested I invited my mum to the party while I was there and she was free and did come... Because I would of had no one to talk with haha. I'm not good in social situations like this.. especially when I don't really have anything in common. I find the whole situation awkward. I didn't bother tracking today. It was all over the place.
  24. ReturnOfTheDad

    Onward

    2019: Year of the Wandering Monk Weight: 218.4 Sleep: 10 Hrs Water: 1 gallon Macros: 160g Protein, 110g Carbs, 90g Fats Calories: 1700 Meals: 10:00am - Egg white breakfast sandwich, tomato slices, oj, coffee, vitamins 2:00pm - Greek yogurt, honey, strawberries, almonds, green tea 4:30pm - Protein bar & green tea 6:30pm - Tofu & Broccoli 8:30pm - Protein shake Fitness: Weights - Back/Legs/Shoulders/Biceps Notes: Had my meeting with the Doctor about my depressive episodes and much to my surprise, the diagnosis wasn’t depression. Apparently I have textbook Mixed Bipolar Disorder. As the doctor told me more about the disease she named off symptoms that I didn’t even know were associated with the disease that I thought were just things unique to me (apparently really good sense of smell and difficultly sleeping are common things with bipolar). Turns out they aren’t so unique. It’s taking some time to gain acceptance on this. There isn’t a cure for this other than life long medication therapy. I don’t think thats something anyone gets excited about hearing, but it’s a lot less time intensive than what I do for my sobriety. Objectively it’s taking a tiny pill once a day and a 20 minute check in with the doctor a few times a year. A big challenge I’m having with this is a lot like what I felt when I got sober. There are so many parts of this disease that have defined who I am for so long, I don’t know who I will be without them. I do have some experience, strength, and hope in getting sober to know that when I got treatment for my alcoholism I became a better husband, father, worker, and friend. I have faith that getting treatment for my Bipolar Disorder will probably be something like that, just don’t know what it will look like, and I know from previous experience that that’s okay. Busy day, squeezed in some gym time and got mostly caught up on my lifting for the week. Getting to bed a bit early and looking forward to a nice day of family and friends tomorrow.
  25. Rookie

    Lateral Planet Runs Fast

    Yassss girl get it! I was very hands on help with my one friends wedding.. I think it was last year or the year before haha. So much effort! But so worth it. I like doing those sort of things haha. But it can easily get overwhelming
  26. SkyGirl

    Lightbearer: Liminal

    Thanks EG!! I can hardly believe it!
  27. SkyGirl

    Ranger Tavern, Inn and de facto Guild Hall [General Chat]

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