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  • #16
    Feeling much better today after a solid 8 hours of sleep.

    Todays food:
    Breakfast: cup of almonds, 3 hard boiled eggs, banana, 2 strawberries, 5 baby carrots, handful of blueberries and 2 sweet peppers.
    Lunch: Chicken BBQ, sweet peppers, carrots, broccoli
    Dinner: Steamed sweet peas, sweet potatoes, Tialpia

    Workout 300 push-ups (all variations), 300 squats (all variations), stairs, 20 flights, Dips 100, Pull-ups 100 (all variations)
    Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

    Mary Pickford

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    • #17
      Good morning to all. Had a bit of a disagreement yesterday with one of our fellow Primalers but after doing a little thinking I figure it isn't worth the time to focus on the negativity. It all bopils down to your view of the world and how you approach it. Some see things one way while others see things in a different light so much love to him and the others as I am trying to focus on the more positive aspects in life. My contract with my hospital (through my parent company) may or may not get renewed due to financial constraints and my hospital has begun negotiations to bring me on as a FT employee but we'll see. I've had a ton of success at both my hospitals so the future is always bright. This may also lead to a new door opening so we'll just take each day at a time.


      Todays Workout:
      10 sets of push-ups (allvariations- reg, wide, close, spiderman, walking and 1 arm)
      10 sets of squats/legs (all variations- standard, pistol, lunges, calf raises, walk 2 miles)
      Lower back- Supermans
      Abs - L-Sits 30-45 second holds, flutter kicks, bicycyle kicks
      Upper back - 50 pull-ups before our road trip

      While others like to knock out an hour in the gym I don't have time for it. With a hectic work schedule, 2 young kids and the amount of traveling we do I can't go to the gym. I do have some things at the house I can throw in if I want to do some weights but nothign substantial. I did just buy some kettle balls but those don't arrive until next week. I typically shun weights (last 6 months to a year) but the folks I went back and forth with do make sense and I know that weights can be effective for training I just typically prefer to use my own body to work on control and discipline. While they want be the main aspect of my workouts I will use them for pull-ups and squats.Have a great weekend and take care.
      Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

      Mary Pickford

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      • #18
        It's always a good day to be alive and today is no exception. It seems everytime I take a break form this site I come back with a new outlook. I am always trying to evolve my mindset and training and now is no different. I have been frequented a lot of websites that focus on street workouts, body weight exercises based on gymnastics, abd it has opened up my mind to a whole new world of fitness. I built a pull-up bar in the backyard aned eventually I will be adding parallel bars which I am so pumped up about.

        I've changed my training from sets of this to sets of that for a more practical approach. What I do now is I focus on one general exercise such as the pull-up and do as many variations as I can until I can't do anymore. An example would be starting with standard pull-ups then switching to wide grip to close grip to chin ups to hangs. The whole point is to truly kill it then move on to the next exercise. For resting purposes I'll do 3-4 minutes per exercise with variations then switch to something like legs where I start with squats to lunges to jumping squats, burpees, etc. This type of workout gives me a hell of a total body workout in less time while being extremely effective. Total workout last about 20-30 minutes with rest periods included. Its a freestyle workout that just works for me and my personality.

        Nutrition: Started taking this Maca supplement which I am nto so sure about yet but it does add a malti-floavor to my protein shakes or coffee. Went back to eating 3-4 servings of fish per week along with 7-8 servings of veggies each day.
        Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

        Mary Pickford

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        • #19
          Despite getting some truly shitty news from the Doc today I am still doing my best to remain upbeat and positive. I injured my back years ago, which the Army denies whole heartedly, but I went to the Doc due to my pinky and ring finger on my left hand being virtually numb for the last 2-3 weeks. The Doc walks in, looks at me, looks at my charts and then proceeds to say,
          "Mr. Forrester? I honestly didn't expect to see you here". Not the way you want to start a conversation but... He then tells me I am a victim of bad genetics (BS) and wear and tear.
          "How old are you?"
          "34".
          "Hmm. Well you have the spine of a 55 yr old man. The nerves in your neck are being agitated by bone spurs and you are showing early signs of arthritis which I usually don't see in folks until they are at least 55-60 yrs old"
          "Awesome" (sarcasm)
          I ask "What can I do".
          "Nothing". Which is most certainly the last thing I want to hear.
          "Can I do strength training to help keep everything in place?"
          "You could but your disc are degenerating, bulging and it looks as if you have arthritis in these areas". He points to a chart of the spine and then says, "Well I can give you an epidural steroid shot which will help but honestly theres not a lot we can do".

          So after that I got a little down btu at least I don't have cancer or anythign truly life threatening so I have decided ot just say F@ck it and train like I was before. I have been taking it easy and it is killing me. The only thing I can think of is to focus on eating very well and then working on all my stabilizers to strengthen those muscles and hope for the best. At least its Friday.
          Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

          Mary Pickford

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          • #20
            Hello and good morning to all. Feeling pretty good (little sore but manageable) after an awesome weekend of hanging with the family. Went to the Yellow daisy festival, went swimming, ridign bikes and even created our own Wipeout opbstacle course on the downstairs floor (unfortuantely minus the water). Its amazing how after I found out how bad my back/neck actually is I haven't felt this good or been this active in a while. Knowledge is everything and with me actually knowing where my issues are I have been able to truly focus on strengthening those areas and by honing in on my stabilizer muscles (never really even crossed my mind). I am up to about 50 pull-ups a day (goal is 100) and my abs are starting to take shape.

            My goal of completing my first Muscle up was a success. I have always wanted to do one and now the goal is to work my way up to ten nonstop. Good things are ahead for those who put in the work and keep their focus.
            Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

            Mary Pickford

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