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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:39 pm 
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I am struggling to find any motivation to get back to the gym. It's been about 7 or 8 weeks I believe at this point and I feel like dogshit. The thing I love/hate is that I become a creature of habit and especially with the gym, it runs everything in my life. If I'm working out then I'm immediately eating better, then I like the results I see and it turns into a feedback loop. On the flip side, if I miss a few days or even a week I snap out of that routine and get back into being lazy or eating like shit (Chicago makes it fucking tough to be on a good diet, for me anyway lol).

I'm thinking of trying to get up an hour earlier each day and go work out. 4-5 days a week, lift one day and HIIT the next. Rinse repeat, shouldn't take more than 40 minutes.


I am there myself. I tore my meniscus and while it's good enough to go light I can put to much on it yet. That's what happens when a bunch of old high school wrestlers get together. Agro shit.

I have been eating like shit and just unmotivated. I plan to start back up tomorrow. Unfortunately I can't push hard. Which generally I do every time I go to the gym. Literally I can't stop myself sometimes.

You want motivation just get yourself through the door. If you need help getting there listen to the link below. Your welcome.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:54 am 
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Must be in the water. It has been about 3 weeks for me. During that time though, I have been putting on a new back porch, digging out for a new patio and doing other types of yard work. It is the end of effing May and I have not taken a bike ride yet. Now that porch is done (patio 95% done) I am sore as shit and not in the mood. I miss it. I feel worse when not working out.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 10:01 am 
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I feel a million times worse when I'm not working out and I freaking know this but still after a long day of work get home and think meh I'll go tomorrow morning. Then when I'm headed to bed I'm like meh I want to sleep in a little more, I'll go after work lol. Just awful.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:12 pm 
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G08 wrote:
I feel a million times worse when I'm not working out and I freaking know this but still after a long day of work get home and think meh I'll go tomorrow morning. Then when I'm headed to bed I'm like meh I want to sleep in a little more, I'll go after work lol. Just awful.


Dealing with this a lot lately, myself - especially because I'm hitting failure on almost every lift (going to deload soon), so I know it would be challenging even at full energy/strength. Now I've put myself into a position where I have to lift tonight because I skipped Wednesday night with the same logic you described above. I guess I'll pop a caffeine pill sometime this afternoon to give me enough energy to carry through to tonight, but it's not going to be fun.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:23 pm 
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Got down the basement for the first time in 3 weeks. Told myself to just do a few things and ease back into. Did some bench press and some curls. Nothing to hard, just did three circuits of each at a weight easily handled with 10 reps. I have to get walking and riding my bike though. Leaving on vacation this Sunday. Going to the Smokies, hiking may be more troublesome than I think.

All my outdoor projects are finally done (new back porch and patio), that took up way too much of my spring.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:11 pm 
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Otis Day wrote:
Got down the basement for the first time in 3 weeks. Told myself to just do a few things and ease back into. Did some bench press and some curls. Nothing to hard, just did three circuits of each at a weight easily handled with 10 reps. I have to get walking and riding my bike though. Leaving on vacation this Sunday. Going to the Smokies, hiking may be more troublesome than I think.

All my outdoor projects are finally done (new back porch and patio), that took up way too much of my spring.


That's funny, I went Saturday and then today morning and felt pretty good. I'm going to try and get some cardio in tomorrow morning.

Update: And I did! Thought for a solid 8 minutes in bed if I should just sleep for the extra hour, but guilt tripping myself seems to work :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Bumping this back up.

Finding cardio much easier than resistance at the moment. The only weight type stuff I'm managing is push ups to failure every other day or so and chin ups on whatever I can find when I take the kids to the park. I really need to get back into the habit of a proper full body set with the dumbells in the garage...

But more happily, I've found the motivation with running again. Got a nice 5k route from outside the house and am back under 25 minutes for the first time in a long, looong time. Down to 24:15 tonight which I'm pretty happy with. The pipe dream is to run a 20 minute 5k which won't be happening without dropping 10kg but that's no bad thing either.

Heart rate is averaging 169 and max at 197, accelerating into the last 500m hurt!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:18 pm 
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Good job Malk. I do pushups religiously. That is kind of my go to right now. With the rainy spring that interfered with the bike riding. Building up at the moment. Ready to take the long ride which is approx. 20 miles.

You really can't beat pushups. I do variations daily. One day hands in close, next day wider. One day feet elevated. One day do one hand under should and one hand out in front. Just like mixing it up.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:12 pm 
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Pull ups, push ups, running... That's pretty fucking good. Sure you won't look like the rock, but of consent you're doing good work.

Personally I am going to enter a BJJ competition in Sept. I have lightly trained BJJ, but it was never very technical and more of an mma style. This will be a Gi tournament. So I have to learn and get into shape. Generally I do very well in class but I tire out quick. I only get the opportunity to go once a week if that.

So I have been doing more cardio. Which I hate. Strength wise I have been in a maintenance mode for a while. So to add some grappling strength exercises I have added some sled work. I like to tie a battle rope to a weight sled and then pull it kind of like a rowing machine. Then push it back. Its exhausting and excellent strength applicantions.


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I was up to almost 265 before I started back to work. Since working from Mid April till now, I'm hitting 249 on the scale as much as 250+. I've moved roughly 100 tons of stone materials and another 60ish of bricks to do my patios and walkways.

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