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  • Yep...its a waste of time to try and tell people like that anything. It would be nice to let them know that "You're young, you've got good genetics, but you're wasting you're potential and will wind up hurting yourself. And yes, I know this from experience." Unfortunately no kettlebells there. I'll have to save those for weekends when the weather is OK.

    Job is OK. Could be worse. I'm just not used to office work. I did manage to make a make-shift standing desk. I pulled a shelf off the wall and put my computer on it, so I'm already the weird guy in the office.

    Here is the standing desk


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    • Today's workout:

      a butt-load of deadlifts, followed up by 3 fast sets of goblet squats just to make sure my quads were smoked. When I left the gym I was limpin' like a pimp. I was trying to walk down the stairs just a little bit ago and wasn't sure if I was going to make it. I may go take a cold shower and freeze my thighs.
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      "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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      • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
        I'm already the weird guy in the office.

        Here is the standing desk


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        I'm the weird gal in the office because I'm the only one who's not overweight and I eat bacon.

        Cool idea for a standing desk! My monitors at work are on moveable arms, all I need is some kind of sturdy gizmo to put my keyboard on. Hmmm...

        Originally posted by skink531 View Post
        I may go take a cold shower and freeze my thighs.
        I do the same, but it's usually for shoulders and arms... it's a bother being female and not having that upper body strength. Well done for rockin' the deadlifts, that was my workout today, too! (Also strict presses, so I'm on my way to a cold shower in just a minute...)

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        • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
          I'm the weird gal in the office because I'm the only one who's not overweight and I eat bacon.
          Haha....I was talking to my wife about this exact thing. The non-fat people in this office can be counted on one hand. Overweight is the norm and many are down right morbidly obese. The guy that sits behind must weigh at least 600 lbs. My wife and I often give people we work with code names when we talk about them. This guy has been named "Hoveround". He doesn't actually ride one, but the way he hobbles around the office I'm sure he has one at home. Maybe after I've been here for a little bit and am not a stranger anymore I will introduce the idea of a Paleo challenge. Of course then I will have solidified my position as office weird dude.

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          • Congrats on the job. Anything is better and at least you have decent benefits.
            Georgette

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            • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
              Maybe after I've been here for a little bit and am not a stranger anymore I will introduce the idea of a Paleo challenge. Of course then I will have solidified my position as office weird dude.
              Good lord no. You are doing this all wrong. Many state/gov't jobs and promotions are based on seniority not merit. Let them all eat themselves into an early grave so you can rise to the top.

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              • Thanks Geo. Any job is better than none.

                Canio...thanks for straitening me out. I'm still getting used to this bureaucracy thing.

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                • I know that the 3 week hiatus from workouts would mean some soreness, but holy crap I didn't expect this. Leg workout on Thursday and I'm still sore today. Today is the first day that I can sit on the toilet or walk down the stairs without cursing due to pain. What the hell. I had thought I had taken it easy, but apparently I was like one rep away from rhabdo. Oh well, getting better. Leaving town in the AM for 4 days of a training class. Hate being away from the family, but what can you do? I will have to go away for 3 more weeks after thanksgiving too. This is cutting into christmas shopping time. Santa may be doing a lot of shopping on amazon this year. I checked out the hotel I'll be staying at. The have a free breakfast with lots of bacon and eggs, and an exercise room. I'll do what I can with it. I saw that the closest restaurant is a buffalo wild wings. At least their regular wings are gluten free. I'm sure I can find a steak house around there somewhere. I need large pieces of dead cow to be happy.
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                  "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                  • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
                    I need large pieces of dead cow to be happy.
                    That should be on a Tshirt or bumper sticker.

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                    • Dave, don't count too much on the "exercise" room at any hotel. I travel fairly frequently for business, and the BEST exercise room I ever found had dumbbells up to 10 pounds (!!!) Nothing any heavier. What they usually have are a couple treadmills, maybe an elliptical, and possibly a yoga ball. They probably can't do much more than that because of fear of injury and subsequent litigation.

                      I found this to be the case even with military lodging on military bases. At least on a military base I can find the base gym, and most have Crossfit-like workout areas with free weights, kettlebells, etc.

                      I'd suggest you google "bodyweight workouts" and find something there. You might also be able to pay a walk-in fee at a nearby Crossfit so you can use their kettlebells, sandbags, etc.

                      Traveling on business sucks, and even worse during the holiday season. But I'm certain that Santa uses Amazon, too, which is a lot better than fighting the Wal-Mart crowd!

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                      • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                        Dave, don't count too much on the "exercise" room at any hotel.
                        Yeah...I was wondering if this will be the case. I could make due with push-ups, pull-ups, and air squats for a few days if I had to. I am riding up with another guy that got hired at the same time as I was. He might get a little wierded out if I put my kettlebells in the trunk.
                        My blog: My Primal Adventure

                        "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                        • Well...Goldie's estimate of the hotel fitness center was way off. It is MUCH WORSE. 1 treadmill, 1 elliptical, and 1 sort of weight type machine that didn't have enough parts to be used for anything useful. BODY WEIGHT IT IS!!!

                          PS: I hate traveling for work. Listening to my girls crying because they want me home breaks my heart.

                          In other news I spent an ungodly amount of money for a family Christmas present. I bought tickets to the Pittsburgh Ballet performing The Nutcracker in December. We went last year and are planning on making it a family tradition. It actually surprised me last year. Ballet is pretty bad-ass.

                          Today at lunch was fun. We are in the middle of West Virginia, and it is exactly how you would imagine it would be. For lunch I decided to just follow where everyone went. It was a local greasy spoon, so I figured I'd get a burger and just take the bun off. When I asked for a fork and ate the burger without the bun you would have thought I had just grown an alien head out of my neck and starting making out with it. And don't get me started on the response for ordering water to drink.

                          OK...of to do some push-ups.
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                          "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                          • OMG you poor guy. Great job making the best of things.
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                            • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
                              BODY WEIGHT IT IS!!!
                              Well, after those kick-ass sessions at the gym, body weight is probably a good alternative for a few workouts!

                              I bought tickets to the Pittsburgh Ballet performing The Nutcracker in December.
                              We've seen the Nutcracker a couple times. Ballet West does an awesome job. We try to do a different Christmas show each year, but we're into repeats now. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; Mannheim Steamroller; the Nutcracker; Kurt Bestor (he's a local guy with some great Christmas CDs, check him out); the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; a local steam train that does "The Polar Express"; A Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street, both done by local troupes; several concerts by U of U and BYU... and more I can't think of offhand. I'm Buddhist, but I love Christmas music!

                              When I asked for a fork and ate the burger without the bun you would have thought I had just grown an alien head out of my neck and starting making out with it.
                              ROFL, this makes for an interesting mental image!

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                              • Last day of this fucking training training class and I can finally go home tonight. Food has been so so the last few days. I avoided bread and grains easy enough, but the choices when eating out for every meal aren't the best. The "grilled chicken" on the salads at Subway looked a little shady if you ask me. Don't even get me started on the "eggs" at the continental breakfast at the hotel. I have to do this for the first 3 weeks in December, and I'm not looking forward to it. Although I have let them know that I will be missing one day of the training in December because I will be interviewing for a job that I really want. It is with another state agency, so{luckily for me) they can't say anything about it. They have this cool rule about not denying you the time to do it when it is within the state. I will save the details, but it is with an agency that is more directly related to my area of expertise.

                                So here is how I've been motivating my exercise while here. Last night I bought my food and brought it back to the hotel, but I didn't let myself eat until I did 100 push-ups and 50 close grip push-ups. If I wanted to eat my food while it was still hot I had to do them as fast as possible.
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                                "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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