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Old 01-12-2018, 07:31 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Welcome rascal. Hey upstairs...funny...since quitting booze and then quitting sugar and binge eating I find myself going to the gym out of sheer lack of what to do with myself too, and it is always worth it.
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Welcome Rascal.

I'll be heading to the gym in about 30 minutes and shortly after that will be heading out with my wife for our short weekend getaway at the house of our friends, returning early tomorrow evening. I won't be exercising tomorrow, but rest assured I'll be moving iron Monday morning.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:29 AM   #123 (permalink)
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Gonnachange--thanks for checking in bud! NYC Marathon is iconic---sounds like a bucket list item for me

Well pushing group routine is in the books and WOW the weight area was thumping today! Yes, lots of folks and inspiration (perspiration) to go with. My forearm is still bothering me so I had to modify my shoulder routine (yes, still going with the three-day rotation until it heals up). Otherwise, fantastic workout this saturday morning. Thoughts of work (probably what amounts to the worst week since I became sober) were there but so what the requisite optimism. Still need to map out my low carb plan....the starchy stuff (my weakness) and sugars gotta go

How are y'all doing?


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Old 01-13-2018, 08:56 AM   #124 (permalink)
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Gonnachange--thanks for checking in bud! NYC Marathon is iconic---sounds like a bucket list item for me

Well pushing group routine is in the books and WOW the weight area was thumping today! Yes, lots of folks and inspiration (perspiration) to go with. My forearm is still bothering me so I had to modify my shoulder routine (yes, still going with the three-day rotation until it heals up). Otherwise, fantastic workout this saturday morning. Thoughts of work (probably what amounts to the worst week since I became sober) were there but so what the requisite optimism. Still need to map out my low carb plan....the starchy stuff (my weakness) and sugars gotta go

How are y'all doing?


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I too had a very stressful workweek,used the gym to cope but it would flood right back after working out. I struggle to just not think about things that aren't helpful thoughts, as in, if I can't do anything about this, why am I thinking about it?
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:36 AM   #125 (permalink)
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I struggle to just not think about things that aren't helpful thoughts, as in, if I can't do anything about this, why am I thinking about it?
This. Right here. Is what's essentially the crux of why I got into the insanity of alcohol abuse in the first place. I think and feel that I should be able to control just about everything and then when I can't be my own worst critic about how I should've handled it. That kind of rumination is the slippery slope indeed for me. During the week I'm at the gym right before I head into the office. I have to take what I can get as far as optimistic momentum and resolve and work from there. I can't say, unfortunately that I have any of that left at the end of the work day...

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:50 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Chloe should I bite on the $25 cost for collagen? Is it worth it?
TBH, I don't think I would pay that much. If you are going you spend the money it would be better to buy protein powders.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:19 AM   #127 (permalink)
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TBH, I don't think I would pay that much. If you are going you spend the money it would be better to buy protein powders.
i have a ton of isopure which I'm not using often. I tend to just make a meal. I've never liked smoothies. I do use it sometimes in recipes.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:34 AM   #128 (permalink)
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Yes, I bake with protein powders, too. I think you can find collagen powder for about $10. I just thought $25 was a bit pricey but, it might be a bigger size or maybe considered "better".
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:41 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Finally I made it onto the road to spring today. 2 x 60 min yoga and no binging on carbs/sugar. It doesn't sound like much but it took me ages this time, so big pat on the back for me. One day at a time.

I'm looking into the Blood Sugar Diet at the moment, think I'll give it a go.

Welcome Rascal!

Gonnachange good luck with the Marathon prep if you decide to do it.
I'm not a natural runner but I ran the London Marathon in 2001 to mark a round birthday. Excellent experience on the day but the preparation was bl**dy tough.

Stayingsassy, congrats on quiting booze, sugar and binge eating, very inspiring :-)

Toddman, you can do it :-), one day at a time.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:10 PM   #130 (permalink)
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Hola all! Traps, Shoulders, & Forearms were worked out today. Great workout as I somehow slept almost ten hours last night. A good nights sleep does wonders for your mood!
I made some changes to my shoulder routine. I cut out the upright rows. I read they’re bad for the shoulders plus I never seemed to get much out of them anyway. I also started doing my dumbbell lateral raises differently. I tried them standing and keeping the weights slightly in front of me instead of straight to my sides. That felt like I got a lot more out of it. Thanks YouTube for the useful videos! Anyways I’ll go with these changes for a while.

Welcome to the Road to Spring Rascalwhiteoak! I hope you get as much out of it as I have. Take care all!
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:12 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Today the Road to Spring (well, the sidewalk to Spring anyway) was covered with snow and some ice, so I passed on the run and spent an hour on the elliptical. Yesterday was shoulders, back, and legs; I'll make a run happen tomorrow, as I'm getting antsy.

Thanks for the welcome — it's always cool to see how others are staying active!
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:17 PM   #132 (permalink)
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This. Right here. Is what's essentially the crux of why I got into the insanity of alcohol abuse in the first place. I think and feel that I should be able to control just about everything and then when I can't be my own worst critic about how I should've handled it. That kind of rumination is the slippery slope indeed for me. During the week I'm at the gym right before I head into the office. I have to take what I can get as far as optimistic momentum and resolve and work from there. I can't say, unfortunately that I have any of that left at the end of the work day...

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ill bet it helps right at the start of the day, it helps at the end too, except when work runs late and a workout gets missed. I always tell myself well, I'm not getting paid to can peaches, so a certain level of stress is expected. Still when we are used to hours of numbing to deal with it, this is part of the learning curve of sobriety. And I do literally tell myself "stop it sassy, stop thinking!"
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:24 AM   #133 (permalink)
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Morning, road warriors..

Bi's and back were on the docket today. Not too shabby, although wound up using my TENS unit shortly afterward. I've got legs tomorrow so I'll be able to give my upper body a much needed reprieve

Lots to accomplish today in anticipation of a crazy week. Nonetheless, the welcome 'distraction' of SR has peeked through the cracks of the shell of busyness. Always good to keep the conversation going

Keep training!
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FINALLY.

Back to the gym when it opened at 8am. Shoulders, which i need to baby a bit due to an old injury. The extended time off did wonders, and i did a lot of volume rather than work to failure.

My man Scott Herman also says lateral raises slightly forward and with a slight bend at the elbow.

On the train home with a grocery stop for keto food. Moto lesson later todsy.
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That always fascinates me, I stress and stress about gym layoffs...but then when I do come back? I'm killing it in there. I believe the same about breaks from keto: replenishing the brain with serotonin I think, as long as not too much weight is put back on.
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Hola all! Legs were worked out today. I waste more time procrastinating before my first set of squats. But once I get squats over and done with I generally enjoy the rest of my Leg routine. Chest & Triceps are tomorrow. I may try and do some cardio before I head to the office tomorrow. No promises.
I’ll watch some of those Scott Herman videos on YouTube tomorrow as well. He seems to know his stuff 👍
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Hey everyone ~ On Thursday I did treadmill training and did not work out Friday or Saturday....even though it was only two days it felt like forever! I could feel myself getting super cranky at work today so I went and did some strength training. I wonder if this is what it means to become "addicted" to fitness. Better than the alternative!
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Jogged about five miles today. It was cold out and actually felt pretty nice. Also put in another installment of an occasional series I call Meditation. Needless to say, my mood has been lifted.
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Did my yoga class yesterday but not so good on the healthy eating, so I'll need to add a few more to my plan.
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Right there with you, Elke.....ever since cutting out alcohol and exercising, the weight hasn't "fallen off" like it does for others. Must be that age thing. So yeah, I'm needing to improve my eating habits as well!
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