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  2. Guzzi

    Tacking Sleep

    @JustCallMeAmber Thanks got the response. Wow, you get so much more sleep than me! I couldn’t find the ‘benchmark’ thing, but i did find more info about how it records sleep. Apparently if your Fitbit tracks your heart rate then it can show you your sleep cycles.... I’m using a Fitbit Flex 2, which doesn’t have that function so the data is less accurate. I actually do have a Fitbit that does measure your heart rate so i might try wearing that for a few nights to see if it gives me more information.
  3. Deckard Gainz

    I failed and now I’m trying to Level Up

    What do you want out of life? What does success look like to you? It's tempting to say "anything but this" but try to fight that urge. What's most important to you right now? We all have lots of things to improve in our lives but it's necessary to prioritize to be able to focus. This zooms our perspective in from "wow my life sucks" to "this specific part of my life sucks the most so I should start improvement there." What are you the most upset about or disappointed with in your life? What does a good version of that aspect of your life look like and what steps, even incredibly tiny steps, can you take to get there?
  4. Tanktimus the Encourager

    JonFirestar, Battered, Bruised but not Broken

    I'm glad you like the change. I did not take offense at your request, nor at the way you worded it. I am very proud of Rhovaniel. I already was, this just upped the level. I really want to see that glare (preferably when directed at someone else. You, for example).
  5. Tanktimus the Encourager

    RedStone Holds the Door

    In what to look for, I recommend looking for a refrigerator and a gas stove. (I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself). In what to avoid, LG appliances seem to break down way too early. I've heard a lot of complaints from people who've had some circuit board or other brick a major appliance. I had a couple of LG cell phones that were nothing but trouble, and that was back in the flip phone era, when there was a lot less to go wrong.
  6. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Eat. Move. Rest. Tanktimus Takes Care of Himself

    It did, and I did! Tumblr happens to other people... True, it's not like the patients are trying to Zerg rush me or anything.
  7. Tanktimus the Encourager

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    PM me here or on FB messenger with a screenshot of the error message. I am an administrator. It may have something to do with how you are trying to attach the pics to the message.
  8. Unikarm

    I failed and now I’m trying to Level Up

    By the way my cat is adorable
  9. Week 0 day 3 Bjj done. 1hour with a good chunk of Sparring. Drilled a new guard style tonight and worked it a bit in specific Sparring. Turns out I quite like a de la x guard and it seems to like me. Fasting gone well. Supposed to be a full fast tonight but with training I've just done a short eating window around training. Weight 243.2. Onto another night shift. Sent from my EML-L09 using Tapatalk
  10. Sloth the Enduring

    Stribs Lays the Foundation for Summer

    Sadly, We’ll be galavanting in August.
  11. Unikarm

    I failed and now I’m trying to Level Up

    I posted this on Facebook the other day. ”So Sodexo keeps calling for an interview for the janitor position I’ve called back too we just keep missing each other lol. And I’m applying for T-Mobile they have this video test thing I have to do first though. Casey’s is crap. The kitchen gets to like 90 degrees and the AC is broken it’s just awful I hate it .” i cant help but keep feeling like a failure I’m always knocked back down to level one. Having to reset my stats and all. I don’t know what to do with myself right now. Keep working, go back to college, lose weight? I don’t know. My life is depressing. I’m not even sure where to start on this challenge I have huge goals for myself you know LEVEL UP. I’m going to be 31 I feel old and tired and sore and it’s too late to “start over”
  12. JustCallMeAmber

    Tacking Sleep

    Here's mine from last week: Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk You may have already found it, but if you click on an individual day, you can compare that night's sleep to both the past 30 days of your own history, as well as the 'benchmark' for other ladies around your age too.
  13. deftona

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    Although it has just occurred to me maybe these settings are intentional to stop us sending pictures of our privates to each other...
  14. deftona

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    Also, @Tanktimus the Encourager are you a forum administrator? Because the PM settings are stopping me sending pictures of my titties to Guzzi and it's hard to be a titty wizard in these circumstances.
  15. deftona

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    This is true but it's another reason why I love them. The horror never lasts too long and then you're on to the next (also horror) Maybe not with butthurt memes but don't worry, TH has already taken the piss out of me for this. He came back halfway through my workout and I told him I felt like I'd been spanked a thousand times and he said "that's only a couple more than you like though isn't it?". Savage. You are very knowledgeable about this Snarky! The pain is the top of my butt. Not the outside at all, just the butt shelf. And I suspect I just need to trim it down some. Thanks!
  16. Sloth the Enduring

    KB Girl keeps a journal

    Here for the oxygen debt.
  17. fleaball

    Flea Hates Everything

    Ugh can someone just do these job applications for me so I can move on with my life? There are so many other things I want to be doing right now.
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  19. CombustibleLemon

    CombustibleLemon trying not to combust

    Hi all! I know that I'm one of these people who barely plan things ahead and always rely on "deadline panic" to get stuff done. With my thesis up ahead I thought I'd counteract this behaviour and make this challenge about trying to keep stress to a healthy minimum. Goal 1: Get started To create emotional balance I need to get stuff done - especially right now I feel horrible after a day of doing nothing and start blaming myself for acting so lazy. Weekends are the worst, I tend to sleep in and stay in my pyjamas the whole day constantly thinking "there's plenty of time left, I'll do it later". So the first goal will include: get up at 9 am at the latest during weekends & get dressed immediately first thing done at my computer must always be work-related Goal 2: Maintain balance One thing that I'm really bad at creating but profit a lot from once I got it set up are to do lists. Somehow I either write way too much on it and get frustrated because I got so little done, or the list is way too easy to finish. Therefore I will take some time every evening before going to bed to set up a list of 5 items to do the next day to get a feeling for a realistic workload. (And get stuff done of course...) before going to bed: to do list for the next day (5 items) get the things from the list done (obviously...) Goal 3: Recharge As for everything, at some point motivation and energy levels drop. I tend to try and "power through" those phases - with little to no success and a lot of frustration - or "take a break" on netflix and well... At that point the day is basically over... Once I notice that I've reached this point I will instead try and allow myself to stop to meditate and/or exercise (stress-relieving yoga routines and the like are very much appreciated :D) and learn to know when to call it a day and get a good night's sleep. at least 3x/week meditation/exercise go to bed at 12 am at the latest during weekends
  20. Mad Hatter

    WhiteGhost Gets Serious 2: The Seriousening

    Shrug, they've been super quick on the replies for me so I guess it got lost in the masses. While I believe there was *supposed* to be more advanced levels stuff in the new version, I wouldn't use this program for that. It's not a contortion program. For someone at your level of flexibility I think myflex would serve much better as a compliment to other flexy practices, as a means of pinpointing the sticking points and to work on more neglected areas for long term joint health. Honestly for you I wouldn't recommend it, you're flexible enough, you already do gymnastics specific end range work which will probably serve you better, and when there are niggles you work with a physio that can give you the exact exercises you need. Had you had such a thing as TIME then I'm sure you could find some great drills in there, but as a program it's probably not for you.
  21. Tanktimus the Encourager

    Raptron Coasts

    Accidental PRs are awesome, I'm glad you got one.
  22. Whisper

    Watch the Queen Conquer - Nic Tackles Her Goals

    I really like the story aspect of your challenge.
  23. Deckard Gainz

    Recovering from ED, need kickass sidekicks

    Welcome Levi! I'm glad to see you've transitioned to a more healthy and sustainable model for healthy living. I can't speak for guild-wide chats, but I can say if you hang around the guild forums (which tend to be pretty active) and make some friends, there are some smaller group chats that usually pop up here and there.
  24. Manarelle

    Manarelle pays the rent

    For the life of me, I can't think of a theme for this. Just another same-ol', same-ol' "challenge" to mark that I'm putting my time in to be a better person. Saw that sign at the gym the other day, and that's me, just paying rent on my health and mental well-being, and hopefully putting some down payments on a different career/ higher paycheck. State of the Hobbies: Languages: Daily F/R vocab, daily R grammar (new), bi-weekly R tutoring. Exercise: M/W/F weights, Tu/Th cardio and PT, Sunday PT. Cosplay: Winingas (leg wraps), helmet. Learning: Russian governance/ law class. Extras: Gardening: Add mulch to sheeting, cut back everything. Job hunt: Attend virtual job fair, put out applications. I am wallowing somewhat under a "what's the point of life" cloud. I have been an "I'm interested in everything, try it all" person for so long. I am working on calming myself down and focusing on hobbies I really want to get good at, but I find myself missing the "found a new thing to consume my every waking moment" rush. Not sure how to reconcile that.
  25. Deckard Gainz

    Re-losing it after a rough few years

    Welcome! If you want to lift heavy stuff to get stronger, don't hesitate to drop on in by the Warriors.
  26. Mad Hatter

    KB Girl preps for the world championship

    And I think you're underestimating yourself.
  27. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    I feel like I'm not allowed to post a new challenge until I finally write up that travel report, so I'll keep posting here for now. As I mentioned on Monday I was already feeling quite unwell even before going into the workout, but I still hoped that gym would perk me up. It did not. I started feeling really unwell with misc symptoms, nausea, complete lack of temperature regulation, dizziness... We had a picnic lunch and I curled up on the blanket for a bit trying to rest and get some warmth hoping that food would help, but alas it did not and before 3 pm I gave up and went home. In retrospect I feel even better about my effort with the squats! Luckily on Tuesday the bad feels were pretty much gone except for a rather unpleasant lingering headache. I spent a bit of time working on the project in the morning, and I got something that works, but I got this weird anxiety and keep rewriting it and changing stuff and nothing's nice enough and blah blah don't want to commit anything because it will get scrutinized and what if it's terrible? It's really dumb, and completely contrary to my regular self which is to just get something done, as simple as possible and build from there. It's always much better to do something and get feedback and change it than not getting anything done. I even want the feedback as it's a new codebase and a new language so of course I want to learn. He's also super chill though and keeps repeating that there's no pressure, but for some ass backwards reason I feel like I'm putting more pressure on myself? I often say this, but brains are weird yo. In the evening I went to my first acro class! It was so much fun! Actually it was very similar to our morning classes, except longer and with handstands. We did one combo in particular which I absolutely loved the feel of, you start from a kneeling position and go into a shoulder roll, turning 90 degrees to get into another kneeling pose, then go straight into another shoulder roll. Very simple but I really enjoyed the super slinky, loose feel of it. It was rather funny, because at one point we played this game and while we were doing it I kept thinking why are we doing this warm up thing in the middle of class? It struck me as kinda odd. Then he announced it was the end of class and I felt a little dumb haha. It was actually quite a fun little concentration exercise (@KB Girl in case you're still interested), one person started off standing in the middle with the other people standing in a semi circle in front, where each spot in the semi circle would get a number. The person in the middle would then call a number, toss a medicine ball up in the air, and the person standing at the numbered spot would have to run into the middle and catch the ball, call out a new number etc etc. The second version was to do the same thing but where everyone in the semi circle would constantly switch positions. It's actually quite interesting because basically the coordinate system changes from one revolving around on yourself to a system that's you relative to other people and that forces you to concentrate in a different way. Well I thought it was interesting. And fun. And it forced me to count in Finnish which added to the challenge. Today I was back to ALL the energy, I headed to the office gym in the morning, but since I had parkour in the evening I didn't want to lift. Instead I did a few arm balances. I think that Wednesday mornings would be a nice day for arm balances + a little myflex. The problem with only doing this mini session was that it only served to boost my energy levels even more and I could.not.sit.still. My legs were almost aching they wanted to jump around so much! The afternoon was such a drag, all I could think about was parkour! The class was awesome, even if it started raining as soon as we got there after having been beautiful for like a week haha. Luckily it didn't last very long and it dried up in an instant. We did a lot of stuff, but some of my favourite things were The warm up - we did the twister exercise (one of my favourite warm ups!) where one person points at the ground and the other person has to put down one limb in that spot, starting with the left arm, then on the next spot with the right arm, the right leg, left leg then back to the left arm etc. Now I was working with my colleague/project partner let's call him A, and I got to be mean to him. That was a lot of fun. He used the word sadistic. But the even more fun part was when he tried to be mean back, and it didn't work despite me ending up in a front split after being twisted up so badly. I think the words were "utterly unsatisfying", when he realized he didn't manage to get me back. We were supposed to do this line, buuut I found a pole and couldn't help incorporating swinging around the pole into the line. So fun! When my teacher was very strict about doing full RoM pull-ups (*cough* A *cough*) and gave me a high five when I told her about all the cheaters at work and that I wasn't one of them. Unfortunately my own pull-ups are in a terrible state and I struggled, but at least I'm always trying! That I fell on my butt doing a turn vault into a cat hang and slipping. It's one the good things list because the more used I get to failing in different ways the harder things I will be able to do. I think a lot of the time things are scary because I don't know *exactly* what will happen and what it will feel like if I fail, so every time I do it increases my awareness and I'll be able to both bail better in the future and also make better decisions. Just trying really hard and getting rid of all that excess energy.
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