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  2. kidschala

    K's First Challenge...In a While

    Day 4 Update: Today was fantastic, because I met all of my goals and got to see the new Avengers movie. (No spoilers, but please go see it.)
  3. Elastic is the worst. Whose idea was it to take 40 inches of thick, canvas-like fabric, bunch it up into a 20 inch waist and call it pants?
  4. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    Week one day four: 15 Shotokan katas, five Iaido katas and the core workout. I was a lot less sore today and the workout went pretty well overall. Shotokan Kata - 61 / 400 Iaido Kata - 20 / 120 Core work - 3 / 20 Other - 1 / open Blog posts - 0 / 4
  5. Shotokan

    Shotokan turns it around

    That sounds really good but my time is really limited. Maybe on the weekend. I miss those epsome salt baths.
  6. Yeah, some people wear uniforms they got elsewhere. So I reckon I can buy my own as long as it looks similar. I'll let you know if the ones I ordered are any better.
  7. sarakingdom

    Chemgeek survives the Zombie Apocalypse

    I don't recommend it, not everything in the world is tasty or good for you. Tell me about your walking goals.
  8. Jakkals

    Jakkals, 2019, nommer 4

    Donderdag 1. No running. My ankle is worse 2. Meditation? 3. In bed at 9:30 Lights at 9:45 Slept through until 4:45 Almost 4. Why? Kittens. Week 3 day 5
  9. These parts seem far more barren than I remember. But I thought I'd drop a post meet recap from my April 7th AAU meet. It's a copy and paste from my personal notes... MEET DAY Did not go as expected. Went to sleep at 130, woke up around 6. Meet started way sooner than I expected, so didnt eat breakfast. SQUAT 2/3 - Warmups went poorly, rack was too high and took few too many awkward warm ups. My fault for not making a better effort. Squats felt off from warm ups. Opened heavier than usual at 424 and wasn't happy with the way it moved, so stayed conservative with 2nd attempt and matched my last meet PR of 446. Despite not being happy with this attempt, I went full send on third and went 480 for an all time PR. Self doubt as I told the judge my attempt and that lasted throughout the lift. No lift. BENCH 3/3 - No real break between squat and bench. Again, janky warm ups; the bar, 155, 195 then done. All attempts went fast and felt great. DEADLIFT 3/3 - (Good) Surprise of the day here. Deads moved well despite, again, poor warm ups. Opener, 419, moved fast, as it should. Decided to just go for the PR of 452, apparently moved super fast. When giving my third attempt, several people told me to go heavier, but played it safe with another, relatively smooth, PR at 467. Overall disappointing meet despite 4 all time PRs on bench/deadlift and 54lb PR on my total. I know the issues with my squat meet prep and will correct for July Sent from my LM-G710VM using Tapatalk
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  11. Adash5000

    Adash5000 upgrades his neural interfaces

    Hey Thanks @Tova the Vibrant for the tips! I definitely have used StayFocusd in the past another one that works great is LeechBlock. The one thing I hate about them though is that its not good enough of a wall. With OpenDNS I have to change my DNS settings and then reboot my computer which I find is way more steps to prevent me from deleting it temporarily. I like the Facebook trick will try it out, I seem to remember there was a way to extract your facebook eventfeed programmatically but I have yet to try. The TV part isn't hard because I don't have cable or Netflix and I currently can't use Youtube, so I am think I am safe there unless I remove the DNS for a peeksy!!
  12. Hurns

    Hi Everyone

    Hi Guzzi! Thanks! There is a lot of reading on this site, but so far so good. I appreciate your help, and will let you know if I have questions.
  13. obax

    obax ~ only human II

    Week 1 ~ Thursday Did my FitPin test. I got 17 (goal: 37) pushups, 1:54 (goal: 3:00) on the trunk extension, and 2.4k in 14:21 (though I had to stop at the traffic lights twice, so that time is probably a bit less) (goal: just under 12 mins, but I forget exactly). I feel ok about the pushups, that's the same as last week but I did a whole lot of pushups yesterday and am pretty sore today, so I'm ok with holding steady. I'm not happy with the hold time, I have done better, but my hamstrings started to cramp and the last thing I need right now is some sort of hamstring injury, so I stopped. I'm pleased with the run time, it was hard work but it feels like progress, finally. I'm going away for 3 days starting tomorrow morning, so the usual routine will be completely disrupted. I'm going to try to run at least once over the 3 days, but I'm the host so I won't do it if it means abandoning my guests with my dogs. We'll hopefully be doing a bunch of hiking, so I'll be active enough, I think. I'm hoping to get my journal set up this weekend too, so I can keep better track of the non-exercise goals.
  14. Lateral Planet

    Lateral Planet Lives to Eat

    I completely forgot to get a pic of myself in the dress (when it finally comes in that's the first thing I'm doing!), but this is it on the website: Anzac Day is kind of the Aussie equivalent of Veterans Day. It's the anniversary of Australia's first engagement in WWI, which was a pretty big deal since we were a brand-new country at the time. Everyone gets the day off, we have a two-minute silence at 11am, we eat special Anzac cookies, and, for the last couple of years, we go see the latest Avengers movie. I kind of eased myself into it but I'm now at the point where I don't feel all that hungry in the mornings. I try to have a decent-sized hot lunch, so I'm usually good for a few hours. Still working on not overdoing the snacking between lunch and dinner, but I'm getting the hang of it!
  15. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Narrowly Avoids the Scorpion Pit, Pt. 2

    Total haul: 7 oz peas 2 oz baby brussel sprouts 0.5 oz herbs 2 oz green onions 4 oz spinach 9 oz chard 14 oz of the hated brussel sprout greens Today was a fasting day, so I'm having first dinner and second dinner. First dinner is an omelet with green onions and chervil. Second dinner is Italian sausage roasted with brussel sprouts with a side of sauteed chard, garlic chives, and a few snap peas. Total purchased vegetables: 0
  16. mom2sjm

    mom2sjm Spring Cleaning

    yes. it's fewer beers. 2 both nights. but drinking at home two nights out of the three so far, I'm just not starting off on the right foot! the first night as we watched the movie (two times in a row, for science!!) I felt it was kinda social because we were talking. but the next night when I busted out the beer it was just me sitting in front of a pile of notes. a computer, and my reluctant writer. not social AT ALL. the most that came out of him was a combination of frustrated signs, snorts of derision, and things like "oh well, whatever, nevermind" and lots of "MOM, I'M NOT WRITING (insert my brilliant idea here)"...
  17. DAY 5 Cardio 52 minutes on treadmill Break-Fast 8 oz steak 4 egg whites 5 oz Irish oatmeal 2 g fish oil ((That meal’s not entirely accurate. A certain someone used her Too-Cute-to-Deny-Me superpower to get bites of Daddy’s breakfast.)) Strength Training barbell OH press - 4x12 seated DB press - 3x10 standing DB side laterals - 4x12 cable side laterals - 3x10 cable reverse flys - 4x16 headstand pushups - 5 sets to fatigue Second Breakfast 8 oz chicken breast 1 cup mixed vegetables 1 cups white rice a banana Lunch 8 oz chicken breast 3 mandarin oranges can of vanilla coke Afternoon Tea bagel with slice of cheese 6 pieces of pepperoni can of vanilla coke Dinner 5 oz chicken breast Supper 11 eggwhite omelette Bedtime 90 g protein powder
  18. fleaball

    Flea’s Super Secret Mystery Challenge!

    <3 love you So much. Luckily I've gotten good about blocking the extra shitty people and not reading replies to tweets from the staff and cast.
  19. MAXOS

    My Progress Pic - share yours!

    I think your arms improved greatly! Not 100% sure but I'm betting it's true. Good work bro. I'll go post some myself.
  20. Hello everyone. My name is Bee, but please call me "MAXOS". lol. Since it's my account name and all... My favorite games are FF14, FF8, Skyrim, and Divinity 2 (The Dragon Knight Saga). I'll be honest, I'm fat and out of shape. The fittest I've ever been was being a buff 190-pounder when I was 19, and lifted 205 pounds over my head standing. But right now, I'm fat. I can post a picture but what's the point? Haha. I'm fat and let's just leave it at that. My goal right now is too see my abs. I can get access to a gym membership but that would only tempt me to do powerlifting or weightlifting (Olympic style) programs. And with such things come overeating since you undoubtedly CANNOT be in a caloric deficit if you're trying to be super strong. So right now, I'm working on my slow twitch muscles with kettlebell cardio. I'm in the process of learning too and would love advice from some of the more experienced people in here. So thanks in advance! And lastly, GO HEAVY OR GO HOME TO ALL OF YOU! Thanks and God bless you all.
  21. scalyfreak

    WhiteGhost: Deep Thoughts

    Obviously the most recent incarnation of Mark Twain.
  22. scalyfreak

    Act VII - Harriet Scouts the Lands Beyond the Fortress

    Drawstring >>> Elastic for good fit and comfort.
  23. Countess D'If

    Flea’s Super Secret Mystery Challenge!

    Also, SPN fandom is a bit too much. And that’s coming from ME
  24. Countess D'If

    Flea’s Super Secret Mystery Challenge!

    People are weird. They want validation that their way is right, so they proclaim all other ways to be wrong. Eff them. All ways are the right way. (With in reason, I’m looking at you Godwin’s Law). Here is some validation JUST for you, Flea: you’re queer AF and you’ve never had sex with a girl. I’m queer AF and I’ve never had sex with a human who is not a cisgender male. I see you. You are.
  25. Treva

    ATLA: Treva vs the Fire Nation/Ozai

    I bet it is. I'm an ickle bit nervous because I need these to graduate, but at the same time I respect that normally it takes a month to get grades in. I know it takes people a while to get em all done. Okay so far this week! I am giving myself double points for actually bringing my kettlebells back home so I can use them. I also have been focusing on creative ways to get my exercise, like using the local playground for pullups, and going for walks to get my cardio. I am cutting myself some slack on practicing this week, since last week was such a heavy playing week. I think it is ok for my hands to rest and for me to stretch out my elbows, since they are making me aware of them. This has been a good time to get better at my meditation. A Five minute body scan is a great way to spend any moment of my day. I am thinking of trying to invent a quick one minute meditation I can do if I need to quickly center myself while at work next year. I think the most important thing is I have been using my mandatory tasks as comping strategies. Like, I hurt, I'm gonna stretch. Or, I'm tired and frustrated, I'll take five minutes for a body scan. Or, I AM FEELING EMOTIONALLLL I should practice. This is the sort of self reliance emotional adulting that I have been trying to cultivate, and now that I 1) have slept, 2) am not under school pressure, and 3) have stripped off the leeches/toxic friends, I am more able to make these things effective strategies. Having more sleep and confidence in myself helps me have more willpower, which helps me make healthier choices. I didn't realize how badly my willpower stats had been damaged. I am regenerating it through this challenge and this is a good. So, things to keep trucking on: 1. I am enough 2. I need more willpower.
  26. Update for Apr. 25 Workout: No workout today - it's a scheduled rest day. Eat Right: Done, I have found that I like to put in all of my food for the day in the morning so I can plan what I can have throughout the day and then if things change, make adjustments. No Fast Food: Still none for the course of the challenge. Daily Cleanup: Toys, crayons, and bubbles all put away.
  27. PaulG

    WhiteGhost: Deep Thoughts

    Following. This is good stuff, Whiteghost! Anytime I can see baby knee giants I'm happy. Also, I don't know how I didn't know who Jack Handey was until now.
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