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    Yesterday I overslept hardcore. But had a walk, and started building a better framework for my days.

    Also did tendon + w 5lbs, and a 20 min emom type work out w my 15lb bar. 5 mins of 5 bent row 5 up row. 5 of 5 squat 5 good morning. 5 of 5 curls 5 palms in press. 5 of 5 hang clean + thruster.


    Movement:
    90 active mins 8/9
    Yoga 8/9
    Structured workout 8/9

    Food:
    100oz fluids w water>coffee 7/9
    Fruit/Veg 4+ 9/9
    Lean Protein 2+ 9/9
    No bednight junk 7/9

    Self Preservation:
    Wakeup 6/9
    French lesson 9/9
    Leave fkn house 9/9
    Tidy 15 min 8/9


    Current streak s7

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      Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of 9/11. I wanted to just be in the city, but did not want to go all the way downtown to the memorial. Picked up a few kids (like, older kids tho) books in French to help me w my shitty grammar situation, got a coffee at my favorite spot, got about 20k steps in and met a friend near union square (got a slice at joes, picked up apples at the farmers market, etc). I had WAY too much coffee. In part bc was in city, in part bc I stupidly bought pumpkin spice creamer (80% of my coffee is black or just w a bit of cream... but I fucking love pumpkin spice). Also found a few awesome pins at Strand, probably good that I am not working atm bc I'd be tempted to wear to work and get my ass fired LOL.

      Movement:
      90 active mins 9/10
      Yoga 8/10
      Structured workout 8/10

      Food:
      100oz fluids w water>coffee 7/10
      Fruit/Veg 4+ 10/10
      Lean Protein 2+ 10/10
      No bednight junk 8/10

      Self Preservation:
      Wakeup 7/10
      French lesson 10/10
      Leave fkn house 10/10
      Tidy 15 min 9/10


      Current streak 88

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        For French "children" litterature (I think it is for all ages, anyhow it has so many layers...), do you have "the little prince" : "Le petit prince" by Saint-Exupéry ? It is ... one of the books I'd take on a desert island.

        And hugs to you and all americans here re. 9/11. Right now in France we have the trials of the Charlie Hebdo massacres (and the massacre at a cosher supermarket that happened right at the same time and was linked) , and it hurts a lot hearing again those stories and testimonies.

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          PetiteSheWolf I didn't buy that just bc I'm annoyed at myself - I HAD it at one point and gave it away to my friend in Montreal for her kids >.< I ended up getting Dahl's "the witches" and HG Wells Time Machine bc I wanted stories I am familiar with so that I could mostly get things from context and not sit there w a dictionary - I want books to give me a feel for grammar mostly, bc I feel like my vocabulary is growing faster than my grammar and I don't want to be speaking pidgeon.

          I am going to shake up my habit tracking. For the sake of not falling into some fucking pit of ennui where I beat myself up about not doing enough while I do nothing (bc this is a thing I have a tendency to do... that I usually get through by just becoming a robot and just doing my job and action eventually snaps me out of it.. but now I have no job so...) . Going to keep up the food log and track (most) food related good/bad habits separately there. I've set myself up with some daily non negotiables, weekly quotas, and weekly limits to try to get myself back on track.

          Daily Non Negotiables
          Movement (90 mins +)
          French lessons
          Home maintenance (cooking included) (30 min-1 hr)
          Get up on time
          Maintain hygiene (I hate that I have to write this but it is actually a thing w depression/anxiety)
          Composed Outfit (Even if I am wearing athleisure nonsense in my home, I own enough of this shit that I can make a matching fucking outfit out of it)
          Leave fucking apt
          Constructive relaxation (read something or make something or play a game, do not just blank out on reddit or netflix all day)

          Weekly quotas
          Job hunt (at least 3.5-5 hrs)
          Skill Acquisition (other than French) 20-25 hrs
          Social interaction (can include online gaming w friends) 3+

          Weekly limits
          coffees bought out - 5
          trips to damn grocery store - 3
          takeout/restaurant meals - 3 (eating leftovers from takeout does not count as new takeout)

          Week 1 starts tomorrow. Today I am doing the things I need to do to set myself up to win with this. (Found a project management program I can use for tracking so hey it is skill acquisition as well LOL) and am going to get my desk clear (again) and clear another space for the shit that usually gets put on my fucking desk, and sort out my damned refrigerator so I know wtf I actually need to buy for the week.

          Yesterday I went to my Saturday bootcamp and did some mtg online w sleep_twitch and another friend. I really enjoy commander.

          Current Streak 89


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            Good looking plan ‘rin

            How are your wild clan of cats doing?

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              That all sounds very moderate and sane. I was chuckling about some of your non-negotiables. It is truly a thing for depression/anxiety to cause hygiene to go bye bye. Good for you for identifying that. And clothing, and “constructive relaxation.” I love that last one, in particular!

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                Yeah, from my own unemployment time, I remember how dressing up, hygiene, and getting out was hard. Hugs... This too shall pass. Cela aussi aura une fin
                And I get you for being annoyed with books. I rarely lend books for that reason (and rarely borrow too), and when I lend, it is only something I am ready to lose. I have a few books that are out of prints, and you'll have to pry them from my cold dead hands

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                  Thanks WSMC27 (cats are...bit better) DorothyMH (I was ashamed writing that but really... It's a thing, and we need to watch for it in times like these) and PetiteSheWolf
                  Yesterday I did chest and back light and laid low. Today starts my new "job"... unemployment unlazy style, go!

                  Current streak 90

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                    I get the hygiene thing. Even though I WFH, I take a shower and put on make up everyday. I could see myself living in pjs if I didn't. I like the idea of coming up with plans which is somehing I do too.

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                      Totally relate to the daily hygiene as well...

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                        Yesterday did a Pull day
                        9/14
                        Bent row
                        12@45, 10@45, 8@45+, 5@55=
                        Good morning
                        12@45, 20@55+, 8@65+, 6@65+
                        Pulldown
                        12@55=, 10@55+, 8@70=, 6@70=
                        Facepull
                        12@17.5+, 10@22.5+, 8@27.5,+, 6@32.5+

                        And threw my week off by agreeing to go (last min, Im replacing someone who bailed) on a gals weekend to some cabin community in PA.

                        Was on point w daily point non-negotiables tho.
                        Movement (90 mins +)
                        French lessons
                        Home maintenance
                        Get up on time
                        Maintain hygiene
                        Composed Outfit
                        Leave fucking apt
                        Constructive relaxation

                        Current streak 91

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                          Well, at least you'll have "leave apartment" set during this upcoming trip.

                          Secondarily, I've been thinking about your list of things you need to do to keep sane and/or prevent despair. Dressing like I mean it is difficult for me if I don't actually have anyplace to go, but when I came here to northern MN I was adamant with myself that outside the rare exception, I would stay on my sleeping schedule. I have, in general, managed to keep the sleeping pretty where it needs to be, even if not everything else has stayed such.

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                            @ wjs The first few weeks I was home, abandoning "dressing like I mean it" was sooooooooooo nice feeling. But, as time has worn on, I am learning that I just feel BETTER if my clothing is clean and not totally slobbish (even if it is still just comfortable nonsense like basketball shorts and one of the sports bras I bought over the years that is not actually supportive enough to jump around in... I am happier if they are not the basketball shorts I had on yesterday and my sports bra is in some coordinating color). But that might be partially internalized from working in that industry for years so idk. The sleep schedule thing is something I can see being true for most ppl. When you are in some personal timezone it feels like you are not even part of the world anymore.

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                              Yesterday I retarted 30 days of yoga, running through w a friend which will hopefully keep me motivated.

                              Morning workout was Kinder on lv3, around Yoga day 1 (3 sets kinder, 1 set/side yoga, 1 set kinder, other side yoga, 3 sets kinder).

                              Was working through one of the "course" bundles I bought...watch like 5 hrs of video about Jira yesterday. I might of learned more in 2 hrs if I just downloaded program and messed w it. Oh well, I got a certificate for LinkedIn lol. (And actually if I have to use this program in the future I have enough to get started at least.)

                              But. I. HATE. Videos. Oversnacked and did both Armageddon lv3 and Walker standing behind my desk watching lol.

                              Movement (90 mins +)
                              French lessons
                              Home maintenance
                              Get up on time
                              Maintain hygiene
                              Composed Outfit
                              Leave fucking apt
                              Constructive relaxation

                              Current streak 92

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                                Yesterday I was back in the gym. Push day.
                                barbell calf raises
                                24@45, 10@65, 16@95, 12@105
                                Squat
                                8@45, 6@55, 5@65, 4@75
                                shoulder press small 25lb bar
                                12, 10, 8,6 (no push press reps, but last 2 sets were HARD to keep strict)
                                chest press (bench) small 35lb bar
                                6,5,4,3 (will keep this weight and up reps next week)

                                Also did 2nd day of yoga

                                Got my 2nd monitor yesterday!!! And was pretty happy w myself bc I got it unboxed and set up w out having to google anything or even wanting to curse at it, and I had even bought the right adaptor on the 1st try. Ofc the 1st thing I did was play games but then I got a lot of work done on my Excel refresher course. 1- I am MUCH happier w this course then the other bundle of classes I bought (which I will still do bc I bought them) bc it has a workbook setup for you so you can do the exercises along w him as he talks but 2- I wanted to learn more about using some of the more complex formulas, but so far I have mostly been reminded how to use the basic formulas, learned a few shortcuts, and spent a LOT of time learning how to make things look pretty when I'm done w them. But. I am only like 25% of the way through the class, maybe today I'll get the info I wanted. (Altho this is good info anyway really, I have used excel before and even set myself up pivot tables but bc I have only used it to keep track of things for myself I actually never played w any of the 'make this a pretty table' sort of formating functions.)

                                Movement (90 mins +)
                                French lessons
                                Home maintenance
                                Get up on time
                                Maintain hygiene
                                Composed Outfit
                                Leave fucking apt
                                Constructive relaxation

                                Current streak 93

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