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  2. Terra

    Run Thom Run 2

    Figureing out what works is half the battle in life -- This sounds like a huge win!!! Following to see all of your amazing progress this challenge!!!
  3. Miaulin

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

    Heyoo, Ranger Friens, i'm have Question? Has anyone heard of this HealthyWager thing? I keep getting adverts for it and wondered if anyone's tried it. Their main thing is about weightloss, but it's their walking challenges i'm curious about...you pay an entry fee (looks like it's generally 30 dollars, usually for two months so, 60 total) and have to walk x amount, and you're on a virtual 'team' so, however many from your team hit the goal, the final 'pot' of money is split between everyone who wins. I'm a touch skeptical because it looks like the taxes (ew) aspect of it could be a hassle, but it also looks a bit interesting? (the website is a pain to navigate, though, they've not got ease of access going for them)
  4. Terra

    [Wolfpool] The Unchained Predator

    This is VERY similar to the green smoothie that I have been having lately. I however keep forgetting the chia seeds I want to add to mine. I like the smoothie but I am getting to a point where i need to change it up (I am getting bored!) Oh and I throw the whole darn avocado in because storing the them is a pain in the a$$. Excited that you have found your rhythm and are making progress!!! . OMG, I remember the original DOOM, that was when I figured out the video games make me car sick, hahaha! Oh and I kept Chris Hemsworth because it's Chris Hemsworth winking at me!!!
  5. Hai, same and if only that was a job that earned money lol.
  6. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty third challenge!

    SHAAAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!!!! Oh my word, you need to get on David Lynch films.... Mullholland Drive, Lost Highway, Inland Empire, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet. WOW you are in for a treat. haha Thank you so much yes, the youth of today do seem to be more accepting to it all! Which is great of course. I wont give up !! xx
  7. Yea I am super fortunate to live a 10 minute boat ride to world class salmon/halibut fishing and having friends who own boats (I cover fuel, they cover maintenance fair deal in my opinion) is convenient. If I was paying the 25$ a pound it is in other parts of the country, I would not be eating this fish. Fitness, like honour, is never bestowed but earned through blood, sweat and sacrifice
  8. Hi I missed you and your gif game
  9. Mistr

    Sara Kingdom Wears the Lilac

    I need to see if any chard actually germinated in my garden. And pull the baby maples. We are getting actual summer weather this week. This is the first summer I can remember when we had spring weather all the way through summer solstice. Yay for planting in your office! Do the flowers stay smaller in a hydroponic system? I know there are dwarf marigolds and roses. The full size ones get pretty big. I hope your work goes better so that chocolate remains and optional treat.
  10. shaar

    Salinger's twenty third challenge!

    I just had to google David Lynch because apparently I am an uncultured swine. I've heard of Twin Peaks at least!! I was 37 (maybe 36?) when I realized I was some kind of genderless panromantic humanoid. There's no timeframe for this kinda stuff. I think todays generations have it easier thanks to the ease of access to the internet and more schools of thought that allow people to explore things more openly that they wouldn't have even considered before. It takes a while to wrap your head around everything sometimes, huh?? You're doing great though Sal, I'm so proud of you and so happy I can see you moving forward every day, no matter what. <3 NEVER GIVE UP!!
  11. Activation energy is just the energy to needed to get something started. I'm continuing to create better and more healthy habits. I'm making slow progress but I am making progress... In Part 2 I decided to just start my goals with just 5 minutes for each task/chore/exercise. Just 5 minute, if after 5 minutes I don't feel like doing more, I give myself permission to stop. It will be OK if I stop. But I have overcome the internal inertia of laziness, I have created the activation energy to get moving and more often than no, I will keep moving and do more/better things for me. Here is my check list, it is posted on my bathroom mirror where I see it every day and have filled out weeks 1-3. Weeks 4-6 on my chart are Week 0-2 of this challenge. After that I am gone on vacation. I'll post an update of my chart soon! I'm doing good with my green smoothie, eating more veggies, BJJ classes and gratitude. I'm not really caring about the chocolate except for when it is a substitute for something not healthy for me to eat. For example: I eat a square of chocolate instead of a bowl of ice cream. That gets me a star in the chocolate box!!! I'm adding a few more yoga stars in because I need to stretch out my aches that have gotten worse the last few months. I've only gotten in one KB session so far but that was one more than I had gotten in in months. The decluttering is mostly being done by my spawn. The girls wanted to make money this summer and I will pay them for their work!!! Bedtime is a hard one and I got a few more early nights in this last week. (Baby Black Widow is no longer such a huge Black Widow fan and so I am relegating her to Spawn#2. LOL -- but she loves it!!!) Simple, straight forward and stars on my bathroom mirror.
  12. Mike Wazowski

    Raptron Coasts

    Holy moly, they even sell their gelato in Texas! I'll have to make a trip to try theirs out at some point - especially for blueberry crisp gelato! Also, love that painting color choice, and the evolution in your thinking about your body - such a win!
  13. They do if they get caught....
  14. Mistr

    Teirin's standards have never been lower.....

    Yay for progress on all fronts!
  15. Mistr

    PinkNinja's Routine +1

    Kudos to you for doing meal prep for your parents with a broken arm and sick. I hope things work out okay for your mom. Exercises for legs and core: Lie on your back. Put padding under your tailbone area if needed. Start with your knees directly over your hips and shins in the air parallel to the floor (like sitting in a chair but tipped onto your back). Try to tuck your pelvis so that your lower back is flat on the floor. From this position, slowly extend one leg. Straighten the knee and lower the leg until you feel your back starting to come up off the floor, then pull the knee back to the starting position. Do the same with the other foot. It helps to use the breath for timing. Exhale to extend, inhale to draw in. At first it seems really easy. After a minute or two you will start to feel it in your lower abs and hips. The upper body should stay completely relaxed. Side-steps with an exercise band around your ankles. Keep your knees slightly bent and over the feet, toes facing forward (no turn-out). Do a couple laps across a room and back. Your hips should start to burn. Reverse lunges and floating lunges. I find these easier on my knees than forward lunges. Step back into a lunge. For floating lunges, extend the back foot into a lunge but don't put weight on it. Bring the knee all the way up to your chest as you stand up. That covers the full range of motion for the active hip. It helps to hold onto a support for balance.
  16. Mike Wazowski

    Press to handstand cont.

    Umm just to echo what Hatter said - you added a new job and an active commute - I think you can be forgiven for just keeping up with strength and not progressing massively!
  17. SheriffWolfpool

    Starpuck: Journey through the Mire

    Hell yeah!! That's a great milestone! I'm here rooting you on, girlie! Wolf
  18. Mike Wazowski

    Mike Wazowski: When to Try HARD, and when to chillll

    Yes, we're very much trying to avoid begging Dumbledore for a time-turner this go-around. It doesn't end well for anyone except Buckbeak. And the slow descent into exhaustion is too high a price, albeit one I've paid far too often for my own good. Yuuup - it's like all Harry does is find creative ways to keep the plot moving, haha. I didn't - but I do remember Neville suddenly being far more jacked in the last movie. Exactly. Murdered, or background character with...maybe a handful of lines. Or I start referencing the off-broadway play (not Cursed Child) that wasn't officially licensed by JKR and found creative ways to still make an homage to her work, haha.
  19. HI GUYS HI GUYS HI HI HI Sorry I kinda fell off the face there! I'm also SUPER BAD at keeping up with Facebook, like I don't have it on my phone at all so I'll get a message and be all OH YEAH I'll look at that when I get home, and then absolutely forget. Ehehehe..... ANYWAYS. UPDATE TIME!! I'm super busy lately but everything is good!! Work is going awesome, I had a review last month and got a raise so WOO HOO!!! I've been there 5 months now and the time has like seriously flown by! I LOVE IT THERE, we work hard and some days are crazy but we have a lot of fun and everyone there is just real smart and determined and we all get along so well. I have a great time there and have very few 'bad days'. I'm really glad~ Summer has taken a LONG TIME to get here guys, like wow, like it finally hit 80 this past Sunday (yesterday). It's still fairly chilly at night but I FRICKIN LOVE. IIIIIIT. After spending a decade in the sweltering Carolinas where your windows are foggy by 8am because it's so hot and humid out this is a HASHBROWN BLESSING. I'm able to get outside and enjoy myself and not sweat like a bandit (do bandits sweat a lot??) every minute and it's AWESOME. It's funny cause my coworkers have been honking waiting for beach weather and I'm over here in total eskimo mode like HEHEHEHEHEH~ I've been getting outside more often lately but fitness has absolutely taken a backseat and I'm very okay with the realization that it's not a priority right now. I haven't been to the gym since New York, so probably a month ago? And it's ok, I've had other things that I've wanted to focus on more (getting into a good work groove, getting outside and exploring more) so there's that. The expansion for the game I play a lot, FFXIV, drops Friday so that'll take up a good month or so of my time after work and on weekends so that's a priority for me right now. I have a FC that I lead of about... 12-ish people? That takes a lot of my time too, and will moving forward as we tackle content and stuff and I work on more recruiting; I love leading and it's a ton of fun, and my FC members are all rad people. <3 This is a big priority right now for me so it's kinda taken the forefront! I'm thinking right now when my gaming responsibilities and summertime kinda calm down I'll hop back on the challenge wagon and get back into a regular gym schedule again. My big issue is finding time to get on the forums consistently; I used to be able to forum daily at work but this job is super strict about internetting on the job, so it's been a challenge for me to carve out time on my lunch hour or after work when I'm trying to gym, etc. I'll try to figure something out moving forward! (I'm making this post from the waiting room at the mechanic, FWIW - my tire has a slow leak...) Right now overall tho' I'm real happy with where I'm at and how everything is going!! ^_____________^ I'm gonna go follow y'all's new stuff and hopefully be able to comment more often than not in the future!!! (??? WE'LL SEE???) <3333333333333
  20. SheriffWolfpool

    [Wolfpool] The Unchained Predator

    HAHA! This is a great gif. I'm always happy to have ya aboard, my friend! And just to keep the Doomguy dance theme going- Aww, thanks, Puck ! It's good to see ya! It's as entertaining to me as it is to you guys to build my challenges like this. Plus, I wanna be motivated when I come and update and embodying the Doom Slayer seemed appropriate WOOT WOOT! Haaaaiiii Rhia! It's so good to see you . Yes, please, come hang out! Challenge with us. Be badass with us! Yeah...public speaking alllllways gave me reoccurring stress dreams lol. Well, maybe not that bad, but I did NOT like getting up in front of people. I decided to try Toastmasters initially because I know God has said I would have a ministry one day...and what that ministry looks like, I have no clue. I do know that being more comfortable speaking in front of people is going to help with all that . Yusssssssssssss! Conditioning Saturday is da best! It's hard, but it's worth it. You could easily do some sort of KB metcon and call it a day. Today's workout- Monday, 06/24: Push Day Warm-up: spent about 10 min from various angles working internal and external rotations on the cable machine with some incline push-ups 2 x 5 bench press 65# x 10 95# x 8 115# x 6 2 x 135# x 5 *Today I went full on bar to chest. I usually float about 4-6 inches off my chest because of my shoulder but wanted to test it out today. It felt good. A little heavy, but good nonetheless.* 2 x 8 Incline 35# DB bench press > cable cross 12.5# (upper) TF 17 reps TF 14 reps TF 2 x 3 dips > cable cross 7.5# (lower) TF 12 reps TF 12 reps TF *Dips are still hard for me given my previous shoulder injury. It doesn't hurt to do dips now, I'm just REALLY weak doing them. I miss the days of pumping out 12-15 of them, however, starting over, I gotta start from the bottom and work my way back up to the top.* 2 x (10 x triceps rope push downs > 8 x overhead rope extensions > push down iso hold using 55# 26 second hold 22 second hold 8 x landmine press w/ 25# (using bent-over row machine where the plates are loaded on the front and you have a platform you row from) -rest pause- landmine press TF 8/7 (right) 8/6 (left) 8 x Arnold press -rest pause- Arnold press TF w/ 20# DB's 8/5 Food: I'm off work today, so, after I got home from the gym, I had my Green Shake ™, 3 hard boiled eggs (dipped in cajun seasoning) and two pieces of Dave's killer bread toasted with some butter. For a snack, about 3 hours later, I had a peanut butter, honey and banana sandwich with a small glass of milk. Wolfie's Green Shake ™ Recipe- 1 cup of coconut water 1 granny smith apple, cored 3 TBS of flax seed 1/4 avocado 1 lime, juiced 2 stalks of celery 1.5 scoops of chocolate veggie protein from Sprouts 1/2 banana handful of organic spinach (because it's #2 on Dirty Dozen list) 8-10 ice cubes It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good! I can't claim the entire recipe for myself since I got the idea from Centr, the fitness/diet thing from Chris Hemsworth. The only thing I added was the flax seed, lol, but, still.....it's a very refreshing shake. You can substitute the protein, of course, or add something like almond/peanut butter . I figured if it was good enough for Chris Hemsworth then it's good enough for me. Anywho, have a great rest of the day everyone! I'm gonna try and catch up on some Zero Week challenges!! Wolf
  21. Miaulin

    The Star-Spangled Miau With a Plan

    Working on my new Thread! I'm trying to get the write-up done in between working on my actual tasks for the day Slow start today despite waking up early and staying up...i've done some prep cooking, exercise, water-drinking, and am doing some Memrise right now. The kittens graciously took it upon themselves to spot for me while i attempted some stretching. What else...uhmmmm....oh yeah, i still have to do my Reading. Also, to keep harping on about hair, i learned another new braid. It isn't very good yet because it needs more practice, but i did a dragon braid! it looks kinda weird with my ultra-casual attire...but hey! i only just, at almost 23, learned to braid and can now do Rope, English, Dutch, French, Lace, Fishtail, Infinity, 'Dragon', and a few different combos. for the prep-cooking i went ahead and chopped up some cucumbers and tomatoes to get them marinating in olive oil and balsamic vinegar (with a bit of salt, pepper, mint, and dill sprinkled on) and cooked some chickpeas that i soaked overnight. There's...a lot of them and i don't know quite what to do with all of them some will be used to test a hypothesis that my chickpea patties can be used as a base for a kind of vegan breakfast sausage type of vibe. Maybe i'll roast some, never done that before. Few other Tasks to do along the line of cleaning and maybe some extra additional prep-cooking. Food-Eating for today is pretty much good as i've had a smoothie and some strawberries before noon. Feel like i'm running behind a bit but it's only just twelve. Anyway, so, to do Write Up - Working On VITAMINS oh geez i only just remembered - DONE exercise - DONE prep salad stuff and chickpeas - DONE clean the kitchen, especially with regard to organizing of the fridge reading memrise - DONE go for walk - PM
  22. Mike Wazowski

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

    It was a fun convo!!! Even if staying up til the late night pizza place closed was not the optimal timing for it. New challenge is up:
  23. Sciread77

    The Adventurers of the Lucky Vale I

    Few things are more practical in the life of an Adventurer! Me too. Y’all are awesome. The set is loaded and built, minus two pieces of trim I need a ladder to fix (which will be delivered after lunch). Only 12 hours and 37minutes to go!
  24. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty third challenge!

    Thanks you Aramis. Lovely words to me thank you. Yes the social expectations are tough. But im getting 'better' at it. I think?! haha Your wife is definitely right hehe xx
  25. Atrytone

    Atrytone Rolls into Another Wheel Challenge

    New challenge is up and I think it's going to be fun. It might even get a little spooky~
  26. This is a fantastic article on how to fight the I hate how I look monster, https://www.epbot.com/2019/06/my-self-hate-battle-plan.html#more
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