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    Go get it Dustin. Good stuff.

    I am at my best in a workweek where Im not traveling and I can run 1-2 miles after the school bus comes then mix in a handful of either lunch rides (weather and work permitting) or evening Peloton/erg and dumbbell/medicine ball sessions. I finally opened the rotating push-up grips I got for Christmas and need to use them more often.
    A solid TV queue helps. Lately, its Devils games and Andor. Mayor of Kingstown and later on- the Mandalorian and Ted Lasso on tap.

    My key is not letting a sh!tty work day knock me off my stride. And there are a lot of those lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabouya View Post
    I've recently decided to aggressively cut back on my salt / sodium intake. (my BP's fine, but I think it would still be a good idea)

    One of the drivers for me is the store-bought instant soups I often have at work. They have ~40% of the sodium RDA.

    (I'm not into cooking, so making DIY at home and taking it in isn't a likely option.)

    Has anyone found any good low-sodium easy to make noodle / soup options.

    TIA
    Amy's Organic makes low sodium versions of their canned soup and chili. I wouldn't call it 'low sodium' but it's not as insanely high as other canned soup. I wouldn't eat that stuff more than once a week or so.

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    I have a friend who is a beer aficionado who stopped a few years back- not quit, stopped. He recommended Athletic Brewing COs beer. Says its good beer. I agree, and at .5% it will put me to sleep after two. This works for me. There is no downside to not drinking alcohol. Anyone who thinks the outcome will be different for them if they cant keep a lid on it is fooling themselves. My daughter is an addiction counselor. She tells her patients there are only two ways you get out of rehab: get sober or die. Those who manage to recover are in the minority: 8%.
    I dont buy the disease theory myself. Growing up around alcoholics meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmplum View Post
    I picked up some kettlebells a few weeks ago to add to my home gym (a bench and some dumbbells - haha). I've been working on something called the "Turkish get-up" the past few weeks. It's a doozy, but I've been doing 2-3 sets every other day and it certainly does seem to be a good whole body move.
    +1

    TGU is my favorite kb exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    I have a friend who is a beer aficionado who stopped a few years back- not quit, stopped. He recommended Athletic Brewing CO’s beer. Says it’s good beer. I agree, and at .5% it will put me to sleep after two. This works for me.
    It's not my favorite type of beer, but to really pare it down, the Heineken 0.0 is truly 0% - and if you handed me one, I couldn't tell you if it was the full test Heiny or not. Plus it comes in a glass bottle which is a more enjoyable experience for me vs a can.

    If you can find it, Untitled Art has some delicious (but $$) low alcohol brews as well. The Sam Adams and Lagunitas near beer IPAs are also good with a meal.

    I found the new Guiness 0% to be overly sweet and won't buy again.

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    Any pro tips for locating reasonably priced kettlebells? $3/lb seems excessive, but I dropped it on a few to get myself started.

    I search the local FB Marketplace and Craigslist daily but havent had a lot of luck there yet. Just bite the bullet and do Amazon? For home use does it really matter?

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    There are two methods of making NA beer, one of which results in the ~0.5% beers and the other results in 0.0%. In my opinion (as a craft beer enthusiast) the 0.0% versions are better -- they tend to be drier and cleaner. The ~0.5% ones tend to taste like wort (unfermented beer), especially the darker styles. I found the Athletic dark one undrinkable. I think my favorite NA is the Heineken. Anything attempting a heavier style is too unbalanced to my taste and a chore to drink. I like the sparkling hop waters better than any NA 'beer', particularly SN Hop Splash.

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    I bought two at Target (forget how much they were) and bought one from here :: https://www.usa-iron.com/collections...-lb-kettlebell

    Those seemed like the best value for a USA-made option and they looked like they had plenty of room inside the handles. I had also looked at Rouge, Onnit, and Kettlebell Kings.

    Last night's tennis match went exactly as expected. The only surprise was I ended up playing singles instead of doubles. Played against a "kid" who was 22 years old (I'm 38) who had about four years of experience, including a few years on his high school team. I've been playing once a week for ~8 months. He won 6-1, and 6-2. But it was a lot of fun, he kept hitting to my backhand so I got lots of practice on it and I was getting better as the match wore on. Everyone was friendly and chill too. Next few months will be a good time!
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    Thanks for the NA beer suggestions. I dont care if they have alcohol, really. I find them refreshing after a ride or with a meal.

    NTHC weed, however, would not cut it. All the talk about how much stronger it is overlooks the upside: less is more. Fitzgerald said it took one drink to start writing and two to stop. Know when to say when, is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmplum View Post
    For home use does it really matter?
    I've found that some of the cheaper ones I've gotten from Amazon have more flashing than I'd like on the handle. Not a huge deal, because I usually wear gloves, but still an annoyance. It's easily fixable, but I've never been sufficiently aggravated to file them down and re-paint.

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    About 13 months ago, I started my Noom diet and lost 50 pounds. I've settled out around 46 pounds down since. I'm riding a lot more than I did in the past four years and still tracking calories to make sure I don't have too many days of in>out. I'm adding kettlebells, sandbags, and bands. In May, I'm going to ramp up the miles and see if I can get closer to my old race weight. I have a 100 mile mtb race in September that will, for the most part, be above 7k feet in elevation with a few sections above 8k. I spend summers in Wyoming so I'm hoping that will help me with the altitude. Less of me will help too.
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    Last last year at 210lbs.



    This afternoon at 200lbs

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