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  • brandonjohnson
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    DorothyMH I can give it a shot. Some of those have helped in the past.

    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    3 minutes warmup / stretching
    Buff Dudes Dumbbell Plan Phase 1 Day 3 (Week 3)

    TODAY'S NOTES

    Upped weight on everything except the Otis ups, and will probably do that next time. Getting lots of writing & lesson planning done, plus catching up on house chores today.

    TODAY'S FOOD

    Oatmeal with raisins and apples and a (heavy) touch of maple syrup for breakfast, plus a donut at church. Did half a store-bought pizza for lunch, hoping to make a chicken spinach pasta casserole for dinner with a salad. May do some deli meat with carrots as a snack later today.

    Debating whether or not to do eggs again this week for breakfast meal prep, or do fruit smoothies. I'm still doing my standard salsa chicken but with broccoli this time, plus yogurts or nuts as a snack at work. I've had a little too much fun plus more eating out this week, and I'd like to rein it in a little bit before going on a church retreat this weekend. Lots of food at the cabin and I don't plan on behaving lol.

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  • DorothyMH
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    Can you try an office workout from Darebee’s workout filter? My daughter has struggled with her office chair also, and finds the office/head/neck/shoulder arms/hands workouts during the day while at work to be helpful.....just a thought....πŸ˜‰

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  • brandonjohnson
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    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    Baseline Day 12 Level 1
    Zero Hero Day 12 Level 1

    TODAY'S NOTES

    Another day of just my morning workouts. I have a dinner event (at which I will try to eat healthy, operative word being try) then my weekend should be free for a bigger workout or two. In other news, I've identified what has caused the stiffness in my neck and shoulders for the past couple of weeks: my stupid office chair. We don't have the budget for anything new, so I'm trying to stretch my way through the days. I hate having to take an Advil with dinner just to loosen up, working out does seem to help when I stretch first but that 4:00 feeling is pretty rough.

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  • brandonjohnson
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    DD with EC
    Baseline Day 11 Level 1
    Zero Hero Day 11 Level 0.5 (okay I know that's not real, but icouldn't even make it halfway through the lowest wall sit time so I'm just gonna take the partial day and move on)

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  • brandonjohnson
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    Baseline Day 10 Level 1
    Zero Hero Day 10 Level 1
    Buff Dudes Dumbbell Plan Phase 1 Day 2 (Week 3)

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  • brandonjohnson
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    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    Baseline Day 9 Level 1
    DD with EC
    Zero Hero Day 9 Level 1

    TODAY'S NOTES

    No dumbbells for me because it's a church night, but at least I got this morning in. I really find that even that little bit helps me clear my head for the day, I could totally do seven sets of each at Level 3 but there just isn't time unless I woke up like an hour earlier, and that's not gonna happen lol.

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  • brandonjohnson
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    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    Baseline Day 8 Level 1
    Zero Hero Day 8 Level 1

    Really wanted to do another workout tonight - my wife even offered to do something with me - but I crashed and burned after work and ended up doing some writing for upcoming Bible study lessons, and by that time it was too late (and my eyes were too tired) to do anything but curl up with a book for a little bit. Hoping to get to bed earlier tonight, I've got early mornings all this week plus two job interviews that will hopefully lead to better job offers than where I am right now.

    Vent session over, too tired to do any more. Sweet dreams, Bees...

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  • brandonjohnson
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    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    Zero Hero Day 7 Level 3
    Baseline Day 7 Level 1

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  • brandonjohnson
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    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    5 minutes warmup / stretching
    Buff Dudes Dumbbell Plan Phase 1 Day 3 (Week 3)

    TODAY'S WORKING REPS

    3x10 farmer squats (50 lb db)
    3x10 bent over rows (27.5 lb dbs)
    3x10 bench press (40 lb dbs)
    3x10 standing shoulder presses (22.5 lb dbs)
    3x10 ab rollouts)

    TODAY'S NOTES

    Upped my weight on all exercises, even the shoulder presses. It feels good to get stronger & handle more weight each time, hoping that trend continues!

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  • DorothyMH
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  • brandonjohnson
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    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    Baseline Day 6 Level 2
    Zero Hero Day 6 Level 1

    TODAY'S NOTES

    No energy. Life being sucked out of me. Need comfort food and hugs.

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  • brandonjohnson
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    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    5 minutes warmup / stretching
    Buff Dudes Dumbbell Plan Phase 1 Day 3 (Week 2)

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  • brandonjohnson
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    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    Baseline Day 5 Level 2
    Zero Hero Day 5 Level 2

    TODAY'S NOTES

    Another easier workout day, I lead my Bible study group on Tuesdays so no time in the evenings for a full workout. I'll knock one out tomorrow though.

    TODAY'S FOOD

    I made egg muffin cups for breakfasts again this week, plus more salsa chicken & vegetables for lunches. I also have Greek yogurts for a mid-afternoon snack again. I already do good about staying hydrated throughout the day. I'll do pizza out for dinner before church, then hold off on snacks and hope the extra bag of Skittles I devoured doesn't come back to haunt me too bad haha.

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  • brandonjohnson
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    Zero Hero Day 4 Level 1
    Baseline Day 4 Level 1

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  • brandonjohnson
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    TODAY'S WORKOUT

    5 minutes warmup / stretching
    Buff Dudes Dumbbell Plan Phase 1 Day 2 (Week 2)

    TODAY'S REPS

    3x10 farmer squats (27.3 lb dbs)
    3x10 prone rows (25 lb dbs)
    3x10 incline bench presses (30 lb dbs)
    3x10 seated shoulder presses (20 lb dbs)
    3x30 twisting planks

    TODAY'S NOTES

    I upped the weight on everything but shoulders again. I have had a tweaked shoulder for several years that will cause tension or just can't handle certain repetitive motions, but I'm not letting that stop me completely, just using a sensible weight until I know for sure I'm strong enough. I'm really enjoying using my new equipment, I'll probably repeat this phase for 4-5 cycles instead of the prescribed 3, then do the same with the rest of the phases to build up more strength.

    TODAY'S FOOD

    Cinnamon rolls for breakfast (bad boy), but then leftover rotisserie chicken and a new concoction I tried: sweet potatoes, apple, pear, and raisins tossed in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar (it was delicious!). For dinner we did dijon chicken over egg noodles, plus a salad for me. I did also cave and eat some of my wife's carrot cake... and her ice cream... On the bright side, I did prep some more salsa chicken and egg muffin cups for this week, now my breakfasts and lunches are all ready to grab and go!

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