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fat to fit to fat to floundering... time to make it stop!

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by BJ, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. BJ

    BJ Active Member

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    ahhh... my first day off since the 2nd! Just got a workout in :claplow:
     
  2. leftyx

    leftyx Senior Member

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    22 straight days of work. Wow those German's work you hard. LOL
     
  3. BJ

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    Sadly, it is not the Germans. It is the American work ethic or expectations that are off. BUT, that is our advantage ;) We do what they do with about half the staff
     
  4. Shamie

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    MB has saved me a lot of money. I had stock in Chrysler for a long time, which became Daimler stock when Daimler bought Chrysler. Had Daimler not bought Chrysler (which they subsequently sold), when Chrysler went bankrupt during the financial crisis of 2008 / 2009, I would have lost my total investment. Currently, I am a happy Daimler stockholder. Part of me thinks I should buy a MB as a thank you, when I do buy a car.

    Now I can relate to your back pain first hand. Glad your back is feeling better.
     
  5. Seltzer

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    Hope you enjoyed your day off yesterday.
     
  6. BJ

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    I took a vacation day :D 3 days off in a row :D

    Spent the day yesterday building stuff for the Mrs. (a stand for the rabbit cages and a chicken brooder). A good way to stay active!

    Got a workout in this morning :claphigh:
     
  7. Seltzer

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    Slacker. :lol:

    :tucool:
     
  8. macdiver

    macdiver Well-Known Member
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    After 22. Days straight they should have given you today as a comp day.

    Will things be going back to normal hours now?

    Good job getting a workout in.
     
  9. BJ

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    I think that those hours will be my norm :doh: so much to do

    We have many problem finders and very few problem solvers. Leads to good job security, but too much work.

    Having a hard time working out the work-life balance thing right now.
     
  10. BJ

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    got out of work after just 10 hours today :D

    workout complete :tu:
     
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    ianmez Well-Known Member

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    When I struggled I noticed that the two things that derailed me were consistently either working a lot or injuries. Sounds like you're dealing with both right now, so the fact that you're still showing up here and getting workouts in is a win.

    Something that helped me keep things sane in situations like that was making some improvements to my nutrition that didn't revolve around counting calories or planning meals so much, but still required discipline and helped deliver results. Like, I would stop consuming most* added sugar for the first week, and beginning the second week I'd stop consuming other simple carbs (white bread, pizza dough, tortilla chips, white rice, pasta), and this helped keep things from getting out of control even when I didn't have the bandwidth to go all out with my nutrition and fitness.

    *I didn't sweat stuff like whatever occurred naturally in fruits or dairy products, or if there were 2g of sugar in tomato sauce or whatever.
     
  12. BJ

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    Thanks for the advice :tu:

    I am struggling with working too much... and the injuries really suck! It seems that every time I get on track, an old injury or a new one pop up. That is why I'm trying to go really slow with the progression this time (I have a tendency to overdo things anyway).

    Following the 5x5 routine and started out with an empty bar. Feels almost worthless sometimes, but it will compound on itself soon enough :nod:

    I find that I turn to food when I'm stressed out... which has been almost all the time lately. I am trying to pile up one victory at a time.
     
  13. BJ

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    another workout in... I am now 6 behind my plan. Since I'm dealing with lower weights right now anyway, I have been adding an extra one in here and there. I want to get caught back up in the next 2 weeks.
     
  14. macdiver

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    If you are dealing with injuries, why push to get "caught up" by doing more workouts. Seems to me the better approach would be to stick to the 3 day per week and continue progressing. That will allow for recovery while reducing the risk of new injuries or re-injury. This also would allow for you to build a consistency in your routine. Choose the 3 days, stick to it make it nonnegotiable.

    Just my opinion.

    Anyways, good to see back working out.
     
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    Good luck keeping to the line again BJ. How is your wife doing keeping her diet and exercise? Does her commitment have any affect on yours?
     
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    Gotta agree with Mac about not pushing things and risking further injury. We're all in this for the long haul.

    Hope life becomes more manageable for you real soon.
     
  17. BJ

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    OK, OK, OK... I stick with 3x per week. Maybe gust up to 4 every now and then.

    Didn't workout yesterday (as planned) because it was another 12 hour day at the job. Caught up today though
     
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    I'm just curious but, on average, how many hours a week do you work?
     
  19. BJ

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    Generally 10-13 on weekdays and 4-8 on weekend days. So - anywhere from ~60 to ~80.
     
  20. BJ

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    had a bad end to my week... fell one more workout behind. :mad:

    BUT - got my butt to the weights today :claphigh:
     

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