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  2. Elastigirl

    Mad Hatter retreats

    I think it's an important realization. I think one of the big attractions of screen time is we need downtime, but then the downfall is that it doesn't really give us that brain space we need. One of the reasons I really like walking is that it gives me processing tie
  3. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter retreats

    For a few days now I've been getting impatient for this challenge to end already, to a small degree because I want a new, shinier challenge, but the main reason was because I started feeling antsy and restricted with the current rules. Which was confusing to me, because there's very little that I do in fact want to change after this challenge. So I tried to think back to the really good days of this challenge and I realised that the thing that I want more of is, I'm not sure how to explain this, but space. Space where my mind is free to roam without distractions. Now this challenge largely removed the mindless distractions, which is great, but still I often feel very busy somehow, sometimes trying to maximise my allowed screen time before curfew, or going from one activity to the next without breaks, and getting more obsessive with work and not giving myself enough time to wind down. I know our culture greatly values busyness as it equates it with productivity, but I don't like it, I think it's very difficult to be both busy and present, and I want to give everything I do the time it wants to take. It's great that I've started doing more things again, it's a big reason why I'm doing this challenge. But I've also realised how very important the downtime is for me, even if it felt weird at first. It's when interesting thoughts pop up, and it's processing time, and it's chill time for the brain and now when I've started dabbling in drawing and writing that downtime will become even more necessary. I'm not yet sure what strategies I'll use for enabling that downtime, but it's good to have figured this out and now I feel like I can respect my challenge goals a bit more for the last few days. My plan is to end it on Saturday, and then on Sunday do whatever the hell I want, just to see what it feels like, and if I missed anything, in order to help me create new rules for the next challenge.
  4. sarakingdom

    Sara Kingdom Likes Music With Rocks In

    I didn't realize his jurisdiction extended this far outside Ankh-Morpork. It's often hard to tell the difference with him.
  5. scalyfreak

    Scalyfreak vs Stress Hydra, Round 2

    Cut back on the stomach liner solvents. Fail. Make gym fun again. Fail Carry-over from previous challenge: Attack Procrastination Two of my items have sold on ThredUp! I'm making pocket change on the sales, but that's not the point. It's fun to see them being purchased by someone. However, I haven't even tried to deal with any of the many other things I have been procrastinating on, after this, so this also ends on a fail-ish note. Last Thursday, I destroyed two of Stress Hydra's heads. One of them respawned briefly (the one involving a legal compliance audit), but I was able to slay it again before it reached full strength. Then I failed my save against Insomnia. And against alcohol, greasy food and candy. And then Husband's Stress Monster, that he has been fighting, broke out from work and invaded everything and things got worse from there. At the time I wrote them I was worried my goals may have been a little too ambitious, and it turns out I was right. For next challenge I will learn from the wisdom of @Gemma and get back to basics. Scalyfreak forfeits Round 2.
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  7. ChrisWithaStick

    Sara Kingdom Likes Music With Rocks In

    Yes, I think asking if Vetinari is allowed is the wrong sort of question. I do like the idea of narrative causality though, and do understand that occasionally characters write themselves. And of course, it's a good thing to have Ventinari on your side. Better than the alternative, at the very least.
  8. Mad Hatter

    KB Girl and the fight for women's rights

    Yay, glad you made it! Have an awesome trip!
  9. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter does handstands

    Yeah it's great for regular knots and tightness! This was more of a slight pull and pressure would only aggravate it. But it's ok, it only lasted a day or two. Hahaha I do that too sometimes.
  10. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter retreats

    It's pretty enough, I just feel like an overgrown seven year old in it. It's like I'm missing out on one of the (very) few opportunities I get to wear something more grownup/sexy/elegant. Nice work for pushing through dude! I know what you mean, luckily this time I didn't get any of the impostor syndrome bits, because this project is not difficult per se, it's just difficult for me to organise. I always try hard to write nice code but I'm finding that impossible for web development and it keeps sending me into rant spirals. Thanks - I think I did find my way out, though I still hate the solution. Now the only thing is that it looks like you know when you're decluttering and just dumped the contents of your wardrobe on the floor and it's absolute chaos before it gets better? Like that.
  11. SevenofSeven

    So here we are........again

    Thank you THoT. You are right with the Trekkie reference, the Borg were my favourite bad guys, not bad guys! I have 7 boys and I used to call my youngest 7of7
  12. SevenofSeven

    So here we are........again

    Thank you Thom Thank you Thom, after seeing you had come back it kinda got me thinking, maybe I should too!
  13. Mad Hatter

    WhiteGhost's Fantastically Fancy 5x5 Food Fandango

    Not just that, the people responsible are fucking criminals.
  14. Mad Hatter

    Fall wizardry

    Nice, sounds he's a good match for you! Do they have showcases, and if they do, I do hope you'll participate!
  15. scalyfreak

    Mike Wazowski Gets Basic

    For me, the ones I barely have the energy to go to end up being the most helpful ones. It's like doms - the best way to get rid of them is to do another workout. Glad the therapy helped!
  16. Yesterday
  17. Zaporogue

    Hello World

    So, to continue this long journey, and before putting some photos, here are my first epic quests. Reasonable future quest list : I will be someone who'll cheat diet less often in order to keep my progress steady 10 XP I will be someone who has lost 5kg permanently in order to look good and feel better about myself 30 XP I will be able to run 30 min in order to be able to breathe normally/get better sleep 25 XP I will be someone who exercises for 3x1h a week in order to get fitter and stronger 25 XP I will be someone who'll eat less cheese :'( in order to lose weight 10XP Scotland's 2020 summer trip: Prepare a hiking trip to Scotland 25 XP Get to hike Scotland with my best friends 15 XP Take plane tickets and book hostels 10 XP Look for good hiking gear 10 XP Organize myself to get free time to go to Scotland 10 XP Get info about Scotland's hiking place and trails 10 XP Cheers!
  18. Thom Stépan

    So here we are........again

    Great to see you back Seven. Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
  19. Mike Wazowski

    Mike Wazowski Gets Basic

    Important disclaimer: I'm not sure I've fixed it yet, nor am I an expert here. With that out of the way, he put a medicine ball under my bottom position - it appears that I was going an extra little bit of range of motion that was way beyond parallel and having me lose tension in my glutes and lower abs in the process. So that little bit less ROM and focusing on a strongly engaged front core seemed to help me maintain body tone throughout my high bar back squats. YMMV and we'll see how I do next week, but I'm tentatively excited with the results. Daily update: Had a bit of an anxiety meltdown by the end of the work day yesterday, but thankfully I didn't show it / take it out on my dance kids (confirmed with coach for feedback) Had a therapy session today - I wasn't looking forward to it but I was really grateful I did it Worked from home today to be more productive and happier - I'm very much enjoying that it's hard for anyone to interrupt me without my consent today "CrossFit" today happened at lunchtime, and it was kind of a snooze of a workout - but I think it was intentionally programmed not to be that intense since the gym is set up to do the open workout on Friday (whether or not I go remains to be seen - it's also a day with a long dance practice for me and I may decide to save my energy)
  20. @mu

    Mad Hatter does handstands

    Nice flailing! For your trap twinge, have you tried a lacrosse ball on the rhomboid, and then on the trap with arm extensions? These 2 really help me when I get a knot in there (I can it feel up to the neck sometimes). For HS hold counts, for a while my internal counts were usually over the real ones. I'd say banana 1 banana 2, then oh I need to lock my left arm, banana 3, damn I'm starting to fall over, banana 4, banana 5, not pikiiiing, banana 5 or banana 6? where was I? ok banana 5 to be safe, banana 6 and so on But in recent times, I have been getting a bit more accurate.
  21. @mu

    Fall wizardry

    Total rest Sun-Mon-Tue. On Tuesday I really wanted to handstand but nope I was strong and gave myself a complete rest. Floating between 2-3 on freshness and 3-4 on motivation. But today I really feel the difference in my body and a bit more rest will definitely not hurt. Wed: juggling class, we went though lots of stuff, not sure I remember everything. Just that apparently I do the "cascade" (the first 3 ball figure) the “wrong” way, instead of throwing inside I throw outside. And honestly my brain is having a hard time doing it the other way. Lots of exercises with 1 ball, 2 balls and clubs (only manage 2 of those). And some contact and throws too. Nice and gentle for my ab. It was a very nice class! I should add some movements like those to my warm-up. Thur: aerial, left upper ab is still a bit tense at times when I have to raise my legs but it's getting better. I'm pretty sure now I torn it a little. Again dance/movement quality exercises at first. Then some conditioning. Then a climb review and I work on a tic tac descent after a review of last week's transitions. I practiced more on the right but also did my bad side. And then I showed some of my ball tricks on silks. It has been a while! It was difficult but I managed to show a few things (a feet climb, an invert climb, chair with a ball throw - if you remember I had practiced that one a few months back in a challenge, a ball hold against the silk with the head, the cloth line figure with the ball stuck between silks, a windmill). Not always very pretty but the teacher saw what I meant And he actually started making up a story around it, like having a bag with lots of balls of different sizes, starting with a big one and finishing the routine with tiny paper ones. He is definitely a creative In any case, I'll bring it back and work my technical stuff with it as he suggested. I'm very happy about that bit! That + the juggling class makes me want to do more than just flex conditioning with that ball again. I definitely lost a lot of endurance and knowing where to hold the ball for what bit etc... (synchronization stuff I guess). I have been so so on Persian, reading but less than usual, or not at all erm. Life is just very busy. I finally received my account balance from the UK, that took 3 months, but it's in, yoohoo! At least that's sorted. Health insurance is also progressing somewhat, but it's not quite there yet. Work is still going well so far. My bit of work is joining the life cycle of the main product a bit earlier than expected and it's currently in staging and will go in production next week. And I'm starting work on another bit, also security-related but much more legislation-oriented and I'm spending a lot of time on EU regulations and French policies. So I'm very busy on that front as well because it's a lot of info to swallow to get the starting specs right. Infrastructure is a pretty tough one (but fortunately I don't have to make decisions on that one, just brainstorm options on some little bits). I'm planning to rest a bit more and maybe do some parallettes this week-end but keep it nice. Perhaps do some on my hands! I bought some HS blocks, not sure when they will arrive.
  22. 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??
  23. @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.
  24. @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!
  25. 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!
  26. @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!
  27. 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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