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Old 01-05-2016, 11:55 AM
BrothaMannP11911 BrothaMannP11911 is offline
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Wow. So, we got a SodaStream for Christmas. This thing... I haven't done the cost benefit analysis yet, but to make stevia sodas at home = huge win. I know its about the same cost, but don't have to go out of the way to buy Zevia or pay shipping. So good stuff.

Had a huge blowout community event on NYE and I'm almost recovered from that. Real lethargic all weekend, didn't get a "workout" workout in, lots of home prep, decluttering, etc. with baby #4 arriving in... oh crap... about a month.

Back at work today, though, back in routine. Allons-y!

Diet:
Yeah, so I snacked alot around the house this weekend; we don't have much, though, so didn't eat much of anything horrible. Maintained the daily fast, one morning a week I do allow myself to make pancakes/eggs or something with the girls, add in some food coloring to make them look zany haha. Brisket & veggies on Sunday with Ma & Pa Mann, then pizza at night... all planned for, all good, some excess snacking at their house, though. They are grandparents after all. Took it easy on the food stuff yesterday.

Again, back at work today, overnight fast, "bland" veggies, protein, coconut/PB/oats mix, etc. Love my bland normalcy

Workout:
Back at Body Audit today. Starting it fresh. Now able to get a solid routine again.

Work:
Got an interview today for a Parks & Rec job, would pay more, reduce some hours, enough to free me up to do what I need to do with side passions. Applying for a Sr. Program Director position in another dept. at my Y; my boss is super supportive so got her backing. Again, would balance hours, pay more and free up for what I need to do.

Back into routine, carving time each day to read, learn and work on my nerd projects lol.
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:40 PM
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Nice work on the job opps! And on getting back on track.

But let me be a stern and loving parent here...

You fall off the wagon too much.

You give yourself a lot of permission for this and that.

Which is fine, if you are willing to accept slow-as-a-snail changes.

If you want faster results, you need to cut back on the off-track days.

It's up to you.
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:13 PM
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You're right, Craig. Story of my life. You don't get to where I was and where I am physically, socially, financially, etc. without giving myself too much permission and off-track days.

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Nice work on the job opps! And on getting back on track.

But let me be a stern and loving parent here...

You fall off the wagon too much.

You give yourself a lot of permission for this and that.

Which is fine, if you are willing to accept slow-as-a-snail changes.

If you want faster results, you need to cut back on the off-track days.

It's up to you.
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:40 PM
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So what can we do?

What are the process goals to fix this without adding stress or sacrifice?

What do you see as the simplest solutions?

Let's fix this!
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:21 PM
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Default 1/5 workout

Seeing some increases from week-to-week. Good stuff!

workout a: max reps baby
1a. pause pushups
12.29 10 reg (10 on knees)
1.5 15 reg (7 knees)

1b. goblet sqt
12.29 80 (9)
1.5 80 (10)

1c. bw rows
12.29 18
1.5 20

2a. side planks
12.29 20 secs side
1.5 25 secs side

2b. tbx
12.29 30
1.5 37

2c. plank
12.29 35 secs
1.5 didn't have timer today

2d. rower
12.29 297m
1.5 299m

3a cg pushups
1.5 20 20 20 on knees

3b. sqts
1.5 26 25 23

3c db rdl
1.5 40 (10/10/10)
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:50 PM
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So what can we do?

What are the process goals to fix this without adding stress or sacrifice?

What do you see as the simplest solutions?

Let's fix this!
I haven't forgot about these, Craig. I plan on addressing them during my morning time tomorrow. Good questions.
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:58 PM
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Default 1/9/15 Body Audit: Workout B

1A) Pause Chin-up... 190 support weight, 8 reps
1B) Regular Pushup... 15 (+8 on knees)
1C) KB Swing – 35 pounds for 35 reps... 56 secs

2A) Dips... 150 support weight, 11 reps
2B) 1-Mile Run Time Trial... 14mins 50 secs

3) Burpees – 20 reps; I tried to do more, but the form was terrible even after a decent break.

Wow.

In the past, I would give up at this point. Those numbers could be really disappointing. I don't have that spirit and attitude anymore, I'm all about getting it done, getting in shape, but wow... I remember as a 20 year old being able to rattle off dip after dip with weight on my feet.

Though I've made headway into this Mountain of Mann, I've got to keep going.

I am reminded this morning of that very moving scene from the cinema classic Rambo III. Rambo is talking to his commanding officer Col. Trautman. The Colonel tells him...

“There was a sculptor. He found this stone, a special stone. He dragged it home and he worked on it for months until he finally finished it. When he was ready he showed it to his friends. They said he had created a great masterpiece, but the sculptor said he hadn’t created anything. The statue was always there, he just chipped away the rough edges.”

It is from a silly, body-count high cheesy sequel, but it's a really powerful quote!
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:35 AM
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It doesn't matter my man. The numbers aren't important. What's important is that you put in the effort. Soon you'll laugh at how those numbers were a struggle.

I had a client that started a 12 week where his first workout we did a bench step up on one side and 2 on the other and he was done. He lost 40+ in the next 12 weeks and went on to lose 125 in 9 months.

Keep your mind strong and the body will follow!
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:43 AM
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Well said, Brent!

Stay strong, Matt.
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:16 PM
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It doesn't matter my man. The numbers aren't important. What's important is that you put in the effort. Soon you'll laugh at how those numbers were a struggle.

I had a client that started a 12 week where his first workout we did a bench step up on one side and 2 on the other and he was done. He lost 40+ in the next 12 weeks and went on to lose 125 in 9 months.

Keep your mind strong and the body will follow!
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Well said, Brent!

Stay strong, Matt.
Appreciate these words more than you know. Good stuff.
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