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    Awesome job! The girl power week looked super tough!

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      Thanks mogster aveoturbo twinkletoes TheLibrarian CODawn wjs daejamurrachan PetiteSheWolf Cabriel Nebulus Artemi Candace

      It was super hard. I want to redo it on lv 2-3 w out cheating pushups on knees when I am more fit. Not that I need more fittness goals.

      Going to do totals w my lifting for some structure/variety.

      Feeling low energy today but it's georgeous so I am getting a walk in the park in.

      Active Rest
      squats challange
      Totals day 1 - done 10/10/10/10 as a circuit
      Totals day 2 - while in park. High knees in 1 go, jacks 2 sets of 50.

      Pullup Work - scapula pulls on monkey bars. 4 sets of 5, alternating pullup and chinup grip
      Rows from picknic table - 4 sets 5, again alternating grip
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      222 dares, 180 w ec. 412 day streak

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        Power to the girls with badges! Well done!

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          Congart

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            Thanks HellYeah80 and Gee

            1 drink last night (so 2/4 on the week) and a pint of ben and jerries and some doritos.... greedalox, go. But, also some killer corned beef hash so, whatever. Today is a new day. (I do not like traditional corned beef and cabbage but, I will cook corned beef just to cut it up and make hash w extra veggies put in >.> yesterday it was cartots and some spinach that was trying to wilt in fridge, topped w eggs I poached in reserved cooking liquid. Nom.)

            weird (accompanied by some light headedness) slight headache this morning so took it easy.

            Active Rest
            Squats challange
            Dare - balance lunges, no ec
            Totals day 3 - punches as a warmup then others as a circuit
            Stretched

            Tomorrow I get back to barbells




            223 dares, 180 w ec. 413 day streak

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              I find corned beef is very good as a sandwich, too. But I'm with you, corned beef and cabbage is missing something. It's called flavor.

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                Back to my barbells...after 10 days. I missed them. Had a hangover headache bc 2 mojitis last night (so I'm 4/4 w 2 days left) but powered through. Ignored dare bc jumping would of been bad.

                Barbell Restart (will properly restart Nia program Tues, and stick w it at least 6 weeks*)
                Squat
                1x45x10, 1x115x10, 1x135x8, 1x115×10
                Deadlifts (superset w squat)
                1×45rdlx10, 1x135x7, 1x155x5, 1x135×7
                Pullup
                3x10 scapula pulls
                did squat challange w these bc realized I forgot it
                Incline bench
                1x30x10 2x40x8
                Shoulder press (superset w incline bench)
                1x30x8 2x30x6
                ​​​​​some yoga/stretching

                And the shirt/sweater I wore today are having some unfortunate drape/fit issue in the waist area that is magnifying my muffin top/pooch to a huge degree. Both fit seperatly but together....need to decide if I can deal w it (in which case I can read w my post gym latte) or if it will have me low confidence/fidgeting all day in which case I need to buy a tshirt at target and wear the emergency blazer I keep at work. Leaning towards the 2nd bc I can get some painkiller for my poor head while there.

                *an eternity in cat time

                223 dares, 180 w ec. 414 day streak

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                  Ssoooo I bought a shirt. And then some pb fudge bc was annoyed. Great job..get alloyed at belly then cope by feeding it. Meh!

                  Anyway...

                  Gym w Friend:
                  did squats at home, first
                  dare, situps, w ec
                  fun w pully - 10lbs, 2 sets each side 15 rep each
                  high pulls
                  punches
                  twists
                  mid pulls
                  tips
                  low pulls
                  Totals day 4
                  Ballance on 1/2 bosu and bounce ball (mostly bc I wanted to watch friend try, lol) 3×10 w small 4lb ball
                  Pullup work - assisted chins. 1x55assistx5, 1x70x5, 1x85x5, 1x100x5 (gave friend higher assists)
                  Between did plank w elbow on bosu, plank w feet on bosu, alternating ball slams, and ball toss/squat
                  Stretched, got out

                  Need to do basic groceries, have a lot of food in house atm but missing ingredients for things somehow...need to fill in lol


                  224 dares, 181 w ec. 415 day streak

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                    You probably burned a few extra calories having to go into a store and buy a shirt. If you need justification.

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                      And now, on top of being a greedalox and eating all the food... I really need to face the fact that I am hoarding food. If I had some sort of financial disaster, I could feed myself/husband/cats an actual balanced diet out of my freezer/cupboards for 3 weeks... 4-6 if I actually rationed things and did not attempt to make them taste awesome. None of my excess is stuff that will go bad, so I am not wasting food....

                      But...

                      I just went to the store. Meant to get deli meat (so I can take sammiches to work on the 3 pkgs of English muffins I got bc buy 1 get 2 free last week), fresh salad veg, milk for coffee, and some meat. (Bc my stored protein is almost all beans/tuna/nuts/nutbutter/yogurt.)

                      My favorite chorizo was 3$ less then usual (but I should maybe not buy it often at 120 cal/oz anyway). Bacon for 2.99/lb (limit 2 pkg thank god). Mangos and grapes on sale and gee those bananas look good. Potatoes 99 cents for 10lbs! Pasta is 2 boxes/1$. One of the yogurts I like (that I am not out of) and cottage cheese (ditto) are on sale. 75$ later my farmers carry home is anything but fun.

                      Putting food away, I find bacon already in freezer as I add new. Apples and clementines already in the fruit drawer. Mindfully put the yogurts in the back of fridge bc I have enough inventory that I actually meed to rotate it. Needed a shoe horn to get more pasta on shelf. Thank god, at least, I did not fall for butter on sale bc I have 4lbs already.

                      Part of it, I know, is that growing up we shopped at a big box store (bjs) and overfilled cupboard every few months then lived off that/our garden and only rly bought meat/milk/bread... So I digested this "stock up" mentality (my bro did same, I listened to his wife freaking out at him abt "20 motherfucking lbs of rice wtf we are only 3 people not an army" once, lol). Like, if we were in the grocery store (warehouse) w dad we were filling the bed of a pickup truck w food. But, it seems that when I am stressed out it gets worse. I need to be more mindful.

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                        It's good to be prepared, and I don't mean that in a sarcasm/justified way. I mean that as in, most people would be fucked if some disaster hit and there was a cut in the food supply. Having an ample supply is not something most people consider having as we tend to be able to just go and get what we need. I don't think there is any concern here and I personally applaud you for it

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                          We also buy food in bulk, because it's cheaper and we need stuff like rice, spaghetti, canned tomatoes etc. anyways. If you have the kitchen space, I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

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                            It's mostly that I do it in a hap hazard way currently that bugs me. Like, it is generally bc I see a good sale price but.... yes, 2.99$ is a great deal on bacon. But there was already 2lb of bacon in the freezer and 1 in the fridge. Now there is 5lbs (well, 4, I made monster blts yesterday) in my storage. I usually have a better awareness of what was actually in my cupboards/fridge so that I am only stocking about 2 weeks of transportation grid failure/financial system crash/zombie apocalypse supplies. Being so wprried lately has me scatterbrained, this is just another way it shows. I should make a list of my current stock before I next hit grocery store so I buy the right ingredients to compliment things I am over stocked on to use them up. (And so I don't get more frozen green beans.... those are always super cheap, my husband doesn't love them so I can only get away w them once a week or so and I probably have 10 packages in freezer.) At least I passed up sales on butter (bc it was also on offer just last week) and rice (bc the offer was a 20lb bag and I couldn't remember if I had a big enough tupperwear/bin thing to dump it into (I don't, so good call)(there is also 7 or 8 lb of rice already in cupboard)). So it's not that my preparedness bothers me, it's that I have a nagging feeling that grocery shopping is becoming a coping mechanism and idk that that is healthy.
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                            Weekly Digest!
                            wins first. 4/4 drinks, no extra, no night w more then 2.

                            43.75 miles. Not bad. Its still fkn cold out. Can't wait for spring for some nice numbers. I think I will go for at least 1 100 mile week in May just bc.

                            2450 average. Compared to 2550 last week...at least I am a bit better. But really. Trying to reel it in a bit more this week. Got a bunch of fruit and yogurt since I seem to be seeking sugar, maybe grapes will keep me out of icecream somehow.

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                              My class is going away/moving gyms in May. I am torn bc, overall, it IS too easy for me but it has been a nice way to be social (I have hermit tendencies) and get some active rest movement in... and I have learned some cool things to incorporate in my own work. I like the trainer tho , and will see what I think of where she lands. Maybe I will just take 1 session w her every month/6 weeks as a check in/routine reset depending on price. Or I can negotiate something in summer, I know she has done outdoor classes w ppl before.

                              Anyway...

                              Active Rest/Casual training
                              Squats before breakfast, check
                              Dare - bridges - ec
                              Totals day 5, each exercise in 1 set
                              Class - some battle rope etc, and 15 mins of upper body work w 9lb dumbells. Shoulder press, alt curls, hammer curls, bent rows, lat raises, some strange curl at an angle that worked chest also, all in sets of 10-20
                              Pullup work - neutral grip assist 1x70x3, 1x85x5, 1x100x8, 1x115x10




                              225 dares, 182 w ec. 416 day streak

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                                So, week 1(again) of doing this Nia Shanks program properly twice a week. Marking days to 12, then I will take a break and do yoga week, then prolly 6 more.

                                Strength, Nia (1)

                                ​​​Squat
                                1x45x10, 1x95x10, 3x145x8 (try 10 next) 1×95×10 1x45x10 (bar felt like a feather there lol)
                                Bench(incline)
                                2x45x10, 1x45x8 (bar was NOT a feather)
                                Kneeling rows
                                3x30x8
                                Prawn extensions
                                3x15
                                Pullup work - 3×8 Scapula pulls
                                Squat challange - did as 5 sets 10 jump squats
                                Iron bar

                                225 dares, 182 w ec. 417 day streak

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