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Workout Log 7-26-17

Biceps and Triceps

I’m feeling a little bit better this morning but I’m still extremely fatigued and bloated. I made it to the gym and even did my routine fairly well, though I didn’t add on the two-mile run I had planned. Maybe tonight? It should be fairly mild today. I typically don’t hold my breath about afternoon runs though, because running with much of any food in my stomach just sort of results in vomit… Uh…tips? Or–is that simply a “feature” of my body? 🤣

Anyway. I had wanted to walk home but on the way up to the gym, I noticed they were doing a ton of construction. I’d be walking down the road if I went back that way, so I passed. Instead, I just decided to walk the other way up to the park where I could grab a coffee. Much shorter distance but it gets me outdoors which is more of the point.

I’ll probably continue to struggle bus through the period stuff a bit longer but I feel like this is the make-it-or-break-it point. I’ve been adjusting back to cutting levels for about three weeks now and they say it takes three weeks to really get used to doing something. I know I can do it but sometimes I start thinking, “Man, remember how awesome the extra meal a day was during the bulk?” I don’t think it’d be as frustrating if my periods were regular and I could point to a calendar and say “You’ll feel like shit that day. Prepare.”

Treadmill Warmup (10 minutes)
Dumbbell Bicep Curls: 3 x 8 w/ 25 lb dumbbells
Hammer Curls: 3 x 8 w/ 20 lb dumbbells
Supine Bicep Curls: 3 x 8 w/ 15 lb dumbbells
Triceps Extension: 3 x 8 w/ 25 lb dumbbell
Triceps Bench Press: 3 x 10 w/ 17.5 lb dumbbells
Triceps Press: 3 x 8 at 75 lbs
Cable Push Down: 3 x 8 at 55 lbs
Push Up: 35
Triceps Dips: 3 x 12

Playlist Picks: The Divine Conspiracy by Epica.

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Pairing: Tom Holland!Peter Parker x Stark!Reader

Prompts: None

Word Count: 2465

Warning(s): Some swear words, slight smut (Nothing crazy but it goes there)

Requests: I have like 10 followers so like none of you pay attention to me (jk jk you guys are cool)

Song: Side to Side  (duh) by Ariana Grande

Author’s Note: This is kinda crap but I’m totally obsessed with Tom Holland and Spider-Man Homecoming so come on this wild ride and be trash with me! Give me feedback please I promise I’ll get to it in like 10 years

Summary: Reader and Peter (slant rhyme woo) are friends and both on the Avengers. They’re training in the gym and things get s t e a m y…

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Hello Studyblr Community ♡

My name is Laura and I’m 20 years old

I’m trying to get back into studyblr-ing as motivation for myself I really hope this works out

About me:

I’m from Germany and now in my 2nd semester at University.
I study Environmental engineering and Korean in my spare time.
At the moment I’m finding University very difficult because I guess the school I went to before wasn’t the best, so I failed my Maths and Chemics exam even though I studied a lot for that. I took 3 exams last semester and I hope I didn’t fail the other one as well :(

With this blog I plan on focusing on studying (obviously😊) but also mental health and such because that’s one thing I tend to struggle with from time to time due to my past.
I’ve gotten bullied for years and also harassed.
For the most part I’m over it, but sometimes it still gets to me (I watched 13 reasons why which made me realize a lot about all of that.)
Anyways other than that I’m happy :)

I listen to metalcore and kpop (boy groups and blackpink) and sometimes I also go out. I don’t really enjoy the music there but it’s fun regardless.

I may be asexual (not really sure yet) and panromantic.

Why I’m starting this studyblr:

I wanna make studying more enjoyable for myself and like I previously mentioned also deal with my ‘problems’
I want to do well (better) and at the moment doing well is not something that’s happening.

I’m sometimes shy and may suck at convos, but I’d love to make friends so please say hi!

Anyone, if you want to say hello please do I’d love to talk to people and make friends!❤

Today

-get motivated
-eat healthy
-get some sun/fresh air
-workout/stretch
-find new music
-clean
-do things to create a feeling of a fresh start (clean out phone, etc.)
-write/read
-stop waiting and start creating the life of your dreams. Your time is now, and you are more than capable of achieving your goals, if you would just believe and work towards them every single day.

Workout Log 7-18-17

I notice that most of the serious weight lifters are at my gym in the morning at the same time I go–butt crack of dawn. I’ve never really been intimidated and they always smile and say hello, especially if we need to switch benches or bells. I can tell they’re just super nice but focused, of course. Today, one of the women told me, “You know you’re really good, right?”

I think to myself, this stuff never happens in real life, right? “Oh, man. Thank you!” 

“I can see you have a great attitude, you’re really getting good at this. I see you here almost every morning; just keep coming”

Internally squealing. Then, wouldn’t you believe it? She showed me this awesome new way to do bridges on a resistance ball and I feel it in my glutes about 10x now. I thanked her for the booty gains and the kind words. Holy cannoli, floating on the air this morning! Then, when I walked home–I’m not kidding, at least half a dozen baby bunnies were scampering around me. I feel like a damn Disney princess, you know if she also squats and listens to thrash.

Today, I was able to push a little bit more after establishing a new baseline last week. I’m really liking this new lifting pattern. It’s bringing me to the point of failure with much greater consistency.

Treadmill Warm Up (10 minutes)
Leg Press: 200 lbs 3 x 10 (+25)
Calves (leg press) 200 lbs 3 x 10 (+25)
Dumbbell Squats: w/ 30 lb dumbbells 3 x 10 (+5)
Sumo Squats: /w 35 lb (single) dumbbell 3 x 10 (+5)
Dumbbell Dead Lift: w/ 30  lb dumbbells 3 x 10  (+5)
Bridges: w/ (single) 30 lb dumbbell 3 x 10 (+5)
Lat Pull Down: 50 lbs 3 x 8
Low Row: 50 lbs 3 x 8
Bent Over Row: 25 lb dumbbells 3 x 8

Playlist Picks: I listened to Animals as Leader’s Joy of Motion. They’re an instrumental group and I really love how you can hear so many influences in their music and the variety. Gorgeous. You usually wouldn’t describe metal as gorgeous, but they really are.

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Workout Log 7-7-17

Jesus, Lord–have mercy. Why am I so tired? I fell asleep at 9 PM. I woke up at 5:30 AM. That’s like–optimal. I only was woken up once by hail hitting the window; sort of a freaky sound.

Phew. Anyway…

I went to the gym anyway! I did a chest and shoulder day. I also walked a bit (not on my Fitbit record) because the rain had just started clearing up a bit. Well. I don’t feel any more energized, but at least I did it. It wasn’t the sort of day where I made records, but at least I did it.

Treadmill Warmup
Push Ups: 35
Fly/Rear Fly: 3 x 12 55/45 lbs
Chest Press: 3 x 12 35 lbs
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 x 12 w/ 15 lb dumbbells
Overhead Shoulder Press: 3 x 12 w/ 15 lb dumbbells
Side Lateral Raises: 3 x 12 w/ 15 lb dumbbells
Front Raises: 3 x 12 w/ 15 lb dumbbells
Upright Row: 3 x 12 w/ 15 lb dumbbells

I’m thinking soon I might try to do higher weight/lower reps to see how that goes. I’ve been doing this sort of pattern for awhile and I’d like to see what I can push.

Playlist Picks: I’m so out of it that I really only remember one song. WTF, Brain? That song I remembered is Leper Messiah from Metallica.

@blackfoxrun tagged me for stop-drop-selfie so here’s a dreary day, post gym car selfie. This is a cop-out, but since it’s Friday I’d really just like to see everyone’s smiling faces. 

Apps featured in this post included: Fitbit

Workout Log 3-28-17

Woo, we’re back in the gym today! Thank you to everyone who wished me well over the weekend. Today’s probably the first day since Friday where I wasn’t in a prodrome, postdrome, or active stage of a migraine. Also, happy to report I didn’t lose any progress with my lifts this morning. Not bad, not bad at all!

Going to be on my feet a lot today beyond this as well. Not a lot of cleaning got done over the weekend. I told my boyfriend, “If you do one thing for me, please clean the toilet.” FOR MY PEACE OF MIND. And, well. He didn’t. 😂🔫

Anyway–on topic! An upper body workout this morning. Pretty much an exact repeat of last week, but I maintained the higher lifts I achieved. I can dig it.

  • Treadmill Warm Up: 20 minutes
  • Chest Press: 40 lbs 3 x 12
  • Overhead Press: 30 lbs 3 x 12
  • Rear Fly: 40 lbs 3 x 12
  • Fly: 55 lbs 3 x 12 
  • Lat Pull Down: 50 lbs 3 x 12
  • Low Row: 40 lbs 3 x 12
  • Triceps Dips: 65 lbs x 12
  • Bicep Curls: 15 lb dumbbells 3 x 12
  • Triceps Extension: 15 lb dumbbell 3 x 12
  • Front Raise: 15 lb dumbbells 3 x 12
  • Lateral Side Rise: 15 lb dumbbells 3 x 12
  • Push Ups: 35

Playlist Picks: Google Music was freaking out on me this morning, so my picks are from whatever “90s love letter” radio station my gym was playing this morning. Spice Girls “Wannabe” and  Shakira “Hips Don’t Lie.” I don’t have either on my playlist, but I have gotten them stuck in my head a million times before. LOL. 

Workout Log 5-13-17

My ass after this new leg and back workout. 

“If you plant them, they will grow!”

I did try to do the split squats at the recommendation of a few of you guys in place of lunges, and I still found myself really uncoordinated. I’ll try again next time and research more options, but as it is I feel like I hit most of those muscles pretty well with this routine.

Treadmill Warm Up (10 minutes)
Leg Press: 160 lbs 3 x 12
Calves (w/ leg press machine): 160 lbs 3 x 12
Dumbbell Step Up: 15 lbs 3 x 12
Dumbbell Squats: w/ 20 lb dumbbells 3 x 12
Sumo Squats: /w 20 lb (single) dumbbell 3 x 12
Dumbbell Dead Lift: w/ 20 lb dumbbells 3 x 12 
Bridges: w/ (single) 20 lb dumbbell 3 x 12
Lat Pull Down: 50 lbs 3 x 12
Low Row: 40 lbs 3 x 12
Dumbbell Row: w/ 15 lb dumbbells 3 x 12
Walking Cool-Down (until I get bored)

I’m going to be trying a bar soon for deadlifts, but the gym was crazy packed this morning and a lot of stuff was being used. It was a zoo!

Playlist Picks: Still got my massive George Clinton love going since seeing that concert. I love all of the components of “Computer Games.” The digital synth laid over your traditional funk affair–awesome. Just awesome. And, now for something completely different. Megadeth’s “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due”

Workout Log 4-12-17

Oh, man. I need new compression pants. They kept wanting to fall down this morning and it turns out it’s really hard to pull your pants up while running on a treadmill. I have pants that fit and all, but I really, really like running in these.

So, you’ve probably already figured out I did cardio this morning. I’m probably just going to make this a cardio-heavy week because come tomorrow we’re going to be gearing up to leave state anyway and head to my sister’s house for the holiday weekend. Our gym doesn’t participate in Indiana, so I’m just going to be running on the riverwalk by my mom’s house if it’s not too flooded. 

I don’t have anything major to really report this morning. 5 mph pace, 7 mph bursts; yadda, yadda. 

Playlist Picks: Another contender for “it’s catchy, sue me” is Britney Spear’s Toxic. Every time you hear that guitar riff and that string sting it’s “oh, yeah.” Maybe this is a bit too much of a ballad for a workout, but I adore this song which is why I don’t care it’s a moderate tempo. Breaking Benjamin’s Forget It. I feel like they were pretty big when I was still in high school, and I still overall really enjoy the album this was one.

Sweaty, barely lit gym selfie. My hair looks like crap and I actually love that.