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File: ac351e0e0423275⋯.jpg (508.1 KB, 1536x1234, 768:617, candd.jpg)

 No.8369

New Years resolutions are a marketing scheme to sell fad diets, but I see no reason why leftists shouldn't pursue self-improvement. Let's have a thread to talking about getting fit, getting read, and developing skills.

I've got my current routine down, but I'm looking for books on syndicalism and communization. Can some anons help me out?

 No.8532


 No.8538

File: 4e73e8943505d04⋯.png (61.56 KB, 888x556, 222:139, CSA.png)

>>8532

Thanks anon.


 No.8564

I'm just trying to generally improve the quality of my life however I can. I've had a really bad year dealing with depression but for some reason I started feeling a lot better in the past two weeks, so I'm trying to break a lot of the bad habits I picked back up

So I'm going to try to limit how much time I spend on Reddit, and spend that time reading books instead. Also going to try to not smoke so much weed because it was completely sapping my motivation. I want to get more consistent about exercising, but I'm not going to try to change my life too radically all at once, because I've tried that before and it takes too much mental effort.

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones, muchachos


 No.8567

File: f990c78bed1fb35⋯.gif (668.26 KB, 640x360, 16:9, [staring intensifies].gif)

>>8564

You still have motivation?

For what?


 No.8572

>>8567

Well I have a solution to a math problem that I solved about 3 months ago but was too lazy to write it up into LaTeX and submit it to a journal, so I want to do that.

Also want to get fit and get in a new relationship because I really like women, and I lost some weight recently and have noticed more women looking at me which (whether it's real or imagined) boosted my self confidence by a lot.

Finally I really want to contribute to the open source community so I want make Jupyter notebooks better able to deal with multiprocessing (ran into an issue at an internship where I realized this functionality was broken / non existent)

I don't know, I read a lot of books recently and they kind of gave me a "zeal" for life that I had been missing for a long time. I want to give back to the world and make it a better place for some reason


 No.8580

>>8572

Amusing, all of the books I read just enhance my desire to escape from this country and economic system. Different strokes, I suppose.

Your reddit spacing is showing, though.


 No.8585

>>8580

Well I've been reading a lot about philosophy lately rather than economics so that's probably where the difference comes from. Anyway enough blogposting from me for now


 No.8595

>>8564

>So I'm going to try to limit how much time I spend on Reddit, and spend that time reading books instead.

>Also going to try to not smoke so much weed because it was completely sapping my motivation.

Good.

>I want to get more consistent about exercising, but I'm not going to try to change my life too radically all at once, because I've tried that before and it takes too much mental effort.

All you need to do is have a consistent workout plan and more importantly good diet. It's hard at first but if you manage it for three weeks it'll become habit. The most important thing is to roll with fuckups and keep going, like if you get depressed and don't workoput or eat something really unhealthy get back to your normal routine.


 No.9694

Does anyone think we can organize a reading group or /swoletariat/ group on /leftpol/? These things always died on /leftypol/ and I think it'd be a good way to show that we've improved.


 No.10040

Blump


 No.10061

>>9694

Should be easier to do since the board is slow atm

Reading group would be the best, probably, since well educated and well read leftists are the better threat to capitalism


 No.10064

>>10061

I see no reason to do both, like have a reading group thread and /swoletariat/ thread.


 No.10065

>>10064

*no reason not to do both


 No.10859

File: ae9ea2e3e59bff6⋯.jpg (40.76 KB, 1280x854, 640:427, godemperor.jpg)

Bumperino. Going to do a film club from the trash thread, book club can be done if anyone else is interested and I guess I'm the only /swoletariat/ here.


 No.10884

>>10064

Why not both at once?

>bench 5x5

>read 5x5

You could literally take books to the gym to read between reps, unless you can superset.


 No.10892

For me my ultimate #1 goal is to get a gun, shit laws make this trickier than it should.

This is also my first yesr living truly on my own away from family so I need to figure out a means for growing my own food and I also need to get back in the gym

As for theory I’m trying to read a little of everything. Lump it all into an Uber hybrid praxis. Did a good job last year but need to continue


 No.11027

File: e5362a405c36a36⋯.png (719.28 KB, 715x1013, 715:1013, 4.png)

This is the type of thread that is probably better on a slow /leftpol/ tbh.

I'm going to try and post every week, try and help this be something like the old self-improvement generals over at 4/fit/ (without all of the Success Win Gorilla Mindset classcuckery). A bit of self-crit every week or so to write about what I did right and where I fucked up will help, to use the Zizekian phrase, develop my inner Stalin to the point where it can kill my inner kulak that just wants to hoard calories and burn time.


 No.11039

>>10884

>Why not both at once?

Books will get stolen or sweaty, especially if you do cardio. If you don't do cardio, enjoy death by sauna.

>>11027

Seems like a good direction to take it.


 No.11047

File: 94ed8895e5ab8d0⋯.jpg (5.17 KB, 275x183, 275:183, brent.jpg)

>>10884

>start doing leftpol readings at the gym

>chads ask me what I'm reading

>tell them

>turns out they got fucked on a herbalife scam

>radicalise the chads

>cleaners walk in

>turns out they also got fucked on a herbalife scam

>radicalise the cleaners

>form chad-cleaner alliance, overthrow management

>spreads all over the world, catalyst for global revolution

>mfw I didn't even finish the reading


 No.11050

File: 59595d02770657e⋯.png (204.94 KB, 387x991, 387:991, Danberus1.png)

>>11027

Since I want to take this seriously, I might as well start with my goals and my starting position. I want to accomplish all the top three goals within four months and everything else within twelve:

Goals

>Spend a maximum of 15 hours of free time a week online; no more than 5 hours should be on image boards or social media

>Buy lunch twice a week

>Eliminate all junk food from my diet and drink half a litre of water a day

>Go from a BMI of 29 to 25-26 and build noticeable muscle

>Learn twenty new recipes

>Reread the manifesto, Capitalist Realism; read Capital, Cockshott, and two other major texts

>Finish my backlog of vidya, anime, and manga

>Write three essays

Starting Position

>I spend about 40-50 hours online every week, almost all of which is on image boards

>I eat take-out whenever I leave the house

>Eat junk food every day, sometimes twice a day

>Mostly drink coffee and tea, between five and eight cups a day

>BMI of 29

>I look like a younger Steve K Bannon

>I CAN COOK SPAGHETTI ( ´・ω・`)

>I don't read books

>I don't watch anime, read manga or play vidya more than once a week

>I don't write outside of effort posts and shitposting

>>11047

>mfw I didn't even finish the reading

Welcome to the SocDem Gang


 No.11052

File: f9b48268eba79da⋯.png (219.96 KB, 1000x2000, 1:2, ARL.png)

File: 96571eb0318e647⋯.pdf (880.12 KB, max-stirner-the-ego-and-hi….pdf)

File: 91c2dd874726549⋯.pdf (448.32 KB, petr-kropotkin-the-conques….pdf)

File: d84308468053675⋯.pdf (133.84 KB, Capitalabridged.pdf)

File: 78cd38b757149e6⋯.pdf (914.25 KB, new_socialism.pdf)

>>11050

Worthy goals. Here's an abridged capital, TANS, and two anarchist texts. I can help you on routines a little if you need it.


 No.11056

Other than SS+GOMAD, I'm also learning Spanish, reading theory, and working on better mental habits. I've also been doing the Wim Hof Method, and holy fuck, I'm on week 6 and I already feel like a cold super hero: it was 25F one day and I went for a walk with just t-shirt, shorts, and flipflops and felt perfectly fine, and a few nights later went outside naked after my cold shower and couldn't even tell that it was cold out.

>>10884

Literally what I'm doing. It's a really good way to go through a book because you're not distracted by anything else. Currently on breadbook and after that I'll probably go to Gotha Program.

>>11050

Pretty admirable goals tripfriend.


 No.11059

File: 4c1cfe8302822a7⋯.png (99.41 KB, 312x213, 104:71, Hibiki13.png)

>>11052

>I can help you on routines a little if you need it.

Right now I think that my new job may do that for me, but if you have any resources I'd like to save/bookmark them in case of another site hack, /pol/yp raid, etc.

>>11056

Thanks


 No.11061

>>11056

>SS+GOMAD

Can't comment on GOMAD, but you should feel proud for starting SS.

>>11059

http://liamrosen.com/fitness.html

Is probably the best beginner guide I've read. If you're just getting started and want to lose weight, you could probably do with a 30-45 min jog and 50 situps, I've had an active job for 8 years and that wasn't enough to stop me from getting fat. After a month of that do 3 days of relatively intense cardio, 2 days of lifting, and 1 day of light cardio for weight loss until you feel trim enough. Then do a beginner strength routine like starting strength, which I think is the best. Diet is extremely important and I can help you with recipes if you need them.


 No.11065

File: 07d1ae0142a2d4b⋯.jpg (134.87 KB, 752x581, 752:581, 1424861596505.jpg)

>>11050

>Eliminate all junk food from my diet and drink half a litre of water a day

>and drink half a litre of water a day

>half a litre of water a day

>half a litre

>half

nigga what are you doing with your life?

should be drinking a liter a day, at least. I drink close to 2. YOUR MIND MAN. Your mind. Opens up. BOOM.

no but serious man aim for a liter a day. You'll piss a lot but its good for your cardiovascular system, nervous system, and systemic waste management.


 No.11068

File: ab6b44d28fe8a9d⋯.jpg (63.6 KB, 500x679, 500:679, Henryrollins.jpg)

>>11065

>tfw drink a gallon of water a day

At this point I drink almost only water and tea, milk when I'm bulking.


 No.11070

>>11061

> but you should feel proud for starting SS.

I started it years ago, but thanks.


 No.11071

>>11070

What are you on now?


 No.11074

File: 6b884237c2e195e⋯.png (48.99 KB, 181x193, 181:193, Hibiki03.png)

>>11065

>nigga what are you doing with your life?

been thinkin about this question for a couple hours and I still don't have a proper answer, will get back to you when I do

>Your mind. Opens up.

Actually that kinda makes sense, since I have almost no ability to concentrate. I usually just attributed it to 4chan rotting my brain


 No.11077

>>11061

Man I just realized now that you meant lifting routines not daily routines. God maybe my brain is dehydrated


 No.11081

>>11077

Man, you need to up your water intake right away and start jogging.


 No.11084

>>11071

Still on SS; I'm still making progress so I haven't changed to a different program. I'm also still relatively weak, although a significant improvement than what I started at.


 No.11163

File: 58984803c909136⋯.jpg (24 KB, 316x279, 316:279, cb6eb2017356ab5a6f856661c4….jpg)

have you ever felt like you are swimming upwards in a river full of piranhas while a baboon throws pellets of shit in your eyes from a tree? I'd like to selve improve but god living is so fucking tiring

>only leftist literature I ever read is das kapital manga


 No.11164

File: 96b509140e0079f⋯.jpg (13.91 KB, 450x250, 9:5, images.duckduckgo.com.jpg)

>>11163

Take it easy. It's not a race; slow, small but consistent changes are the key to forming your behaviour. I know you can do it, gambaru your best!!


 No.11185

File: db4a87d4b352da1⋯.png (582.57 KB, 800x830, 80:83, Hibiki06.png)

>>11081

Truth. Drawing up a daily schedule right now, gonna hit the road even if it's -10 Celsius tomorrow morning.

Do it for Hibiki

everyone's favourite bulking gyaru

>>11164

This is good advice, too often I get worked up over making a ton of progress and forget to just work on accomplishing a goal by doing easy bite-sized tasks I can do every day.

For instance if I think about changing my health as "I gotta change my life forever and can't ever go back" then I'm setting myself up for failure. Which I used to do a lot. But I can reach that goal by just telling myself that I gotta spend half an hour making a lunch and preparing a water bottle, and half an hour walking to a landmark and back. I just do that every day or so and follow the schedule until I don't find it challenging anymore and it just becomes routine. Then I see if I can't increase the amount of work I do to get closer to any goals I've set, or make increased progress if I've already achieved my initial goals.


 No.11226

File: 9a60b6e77d423e4⋯.jpg (367.68 KB, 683x1024, 683:1024, anarchoqt.jpg)

I'm gonna shamelessly copy the tripfag here

GOALS

>move up to advanced routines

>cut down on cheat meals

>get my ideal body and do strength training with cutting as needed

>spend less time shitposting and more time effortposting

>clear out 30% of my pdf hoard

>finish my screenplay

>start production on a short film

>not fuck up my exgfs wedding

Starting Position

>been intermediate for about 6 months, did beginner routines for 6 months before that and lost 75 pounds a year before I started strength building

>eat a cheat meal once a week

>close to where I want to be, no extreme stretch marks or lose skin, but need more muscle

>I've cut back on /leftypol/, but I need to stop replying there altogether

>only read about 20 pdfs so far

>halfway done with a screen play

>waiting to finish the screenplay

>I'm depressed about no leftgf and drink too much

>>11084

>I'm also still relatively weak, although a significant improvement than what I started at

That's always good to to hear.

>>11185

>Drawing up a daily schedule right now, gonna hit the road even if it's -10 Celsius tomorrow morning.

You're gonna make it, if you fuck up one day just get back to it the next day.


 No.11248

File: 1b7c7795c278a15⋯.png (55.52 KB, 450x170, 45:17, Hibiki07.png)

I also want to mention to anyone reading this that you don't need to have a big laundry list of things you want to accomplish in order to improve yourself.

Do what you can. Does capitalism only allow you a few hours each night to unwind? Do you spend that time doing something largely out of habit, like shitposting on 4/8chan or getting drunk or arguing with retards on twitter? It's still self-improvement if you spend less time doing these things that you don't even really like and more time doing anything you'd think would make you a better or happier person. Walk around the block. Read a chapter in a book. Watch some of your anime backlog. Talk to your parents or someone else you love on the phone.

That's self-improvement, and you can post about it here alongside everyone else. Post here about your progress to encourage others and motivate yourself to continue. Or, talk about it if you slipped up this week, and get some help back on your horse.

>>11226

>You're gonna make it, if you fuck up one day just get back to it the next day.

Thanks


 No.11249

All these self improvement threads reminds me on how you guys and gals want to become some sort of philosopher warrior monks or something.

I mean it's sorta cool, but I've seen these threads so often, by the time there shoulda been some results, know what I'm sayin'?


 No.11250

>>8567

Even if you can't change the outside, you can work with yourself.

If you are at peace with yourself, only then you can shape your environment.


 No.11258

>>11249

If only one person drops a bad habit or develops a good habit then the thread is worth it.


 No.11267

File: 6e68ed60bdb730e⋯.png (221.58 KB, 760x329, 760:329, Abs03.png)

>>11249

I get what you're saying, but also consider that a lot of the people who kept those threads going eventually got out of the habit of constantly spending time on image boards. These kinds of threads usually take a dedicated individual or two to shepherd along - bumping it, providing advice, discouraging disputes, reporting spam, and researching/posting useful articles and the like. Without those kinds of people, it's only natural that the rest of the community will atrophy.


 No.11278

>>11249

If you think a few years on part time are enough to become "philosopher warrior monk", don't even bother starting, you are just going to be disappointed.


 No.11281

File: 3c4e0f9296e4667⋯.png (558.76 KB, 1402x1080, 701:540, 3c4e0f9296e46672816160f9e4….png)

>>11164

>>11185

Honestly I know not go too fast etc but for example I pickedbup playing guitar. I set out to play like 15 minutes a day, and it was good. But since I fucked up with exams (I started uni at september and did special kids high school so I forgot how to plan studying) I have now few hours of free times, in which I feel my brain is fried and I feel like doing things that are totally inactive like reading manga. Even if I managed to play I would get the creeping sensation that if I still have the mental energy I should be studying instead. Well I hope I can make things work out after the exams, for now only goal is to keep a diary and write every day.


 No.11289

File: 687e7f13a1156cb⋯.png (268.38 KB, 866x537, 866:537, 654aca5091ec221501abc3134d….png)

>>11281

That 15 minutes of guitar practice could be a perfect break between two intense study sessions! A good break will help you both with the studying and at the end of the day not feeling like your brain was fried. Don't feel too bad about the exams, I had regular education and still fucked up the first semester, many people do. If you need help with studying, just ask, I'm sure there are many anons who can give good advice.


 No.11294

>>11289

Didn't think about doing it as a break I did it after studying but it seems more rational like this. Thanks for the advice!


 No.11345

File: f078735fa6284c9⋯.png (706.63 KB, 768x572, 192:143, no.png)

>started lifting again because I'm unemployed and need something to do besides sit around all day playing games

>forgot what it felt like getting back in shape

>mfw when I wake up and walk around like I got fucked by a horse last night


 No.11365

>>11345

Leg days are always the worst when starting out or starting back up. Don't give up comrade, you're gonna make it.


 No.11372

>>11345

don't overwork mate you just take it easy.


 No.11395

File: 3bddfa3082a0b6b⋯.jpg (673.46 KB, 851x1200, 851:1200, Hibiki17.jpg)

Finally got my schedule written up! Going to save it to my phone before I go to bed and paste it into a calendar app


 No.11396

>>11395

>tripfagging

Go make a blog somewhere else


 No.11397

>>11396

NO BULLY BEST SOCDEM POSTER


 No.11399

Guys, I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna go from skinnyfat to strongfat, wish me luck.


 No.11400

File: 7ab391696d32de0⋯.jpg (29.95 KB, 600x300, 2:1, feelidarity.jpg)

>>11399

You're gonna make it.


 No.11405

File: 94d4854a60c9aae⋯.jpg (141.88 KB, 788x335, 788:335, Danberus05.jpg)

>>11397

I don't really care if people get mad at my trip or not

>>11399

Good luck dude!


 No.11407

I've been feeling really irritable for a few days now… I want to make progress on my videos but I haven't in a month, and today I slept for 12 hours before waking up somehow. Ugh.


 No.11408

>>11407

gib name


 No.11412

>>11408

Marxist Media

Just been occupied with Christmas preparations, work, relationships, general depression… Could I have found time to work on my videos?… Yeah, probably, but just can't get the motivation to do anything constructive most of the time. It doesn't help how obscure my channel is still, it's not like I'll ever really be popular or anything. Well, I don't know, I guess who knows.


 No.11413

File: 719e5b5add5475d⋯.png (50.39 KB, 295x251, 295:251, Hibiki05.png)

>>11412

Having the content out and on the Internet, available for people to reach for years down the road when something happens - the studio gets acquired by EA, fucks over developers, and so on - is a service in itself. Otherwise people scramble for sources and usually fall back on shitty anti-SJW channels that just blame everything wrong with games on feminism.

Perhaps you could consider switching from individual games to a focus on specific instances of industry greed? I don't game all that much anymore, but you might get more views if you, say, started a mini-series on the marxist interpretations of micropayments or DLC. My understanding is that both of these things are hated by the gamer community.

Other than that, maybe you'd be happier doing different kinds of activism? Canvassing or working with mutual aid groups may be more fulfilling for you. Whatever you choose to do, don't let porky beat you down.


 No.11414

>>11407

>>11412

Illustrator and regularly experience what you described.

Consider evaluating if what you are currently working is really what you want to do (both short term or long term). When my motivation dips, I find that switching to another project can give me the kick I need to keep going. If it doesn't make you happy it's not worth pursuing.

Make your working environment as pleasant as possible. I listen to music, podcasts, videos, audiobook, etc. when working to make drawing/painting more enticing. In your case this is a bit tricky, considering you'll have to listen to your videos for editing. What I do is play stuff on my phone while video editing. That way I can muffle the background noise while editing, while still able to listen to whatever is playing whenever I am not.

Take short breaks frequently. Just to get you away from what you are working on. Also recommend taking at least one, longer break and take a walk, lift weights, do cardio, whatever. Good for your mental health and stimulates creativity. Seriously, don't underestimate this.

Time yourself. Be careful with this one, this might be a demotivator depending on your personalty. The idea is that you time yourself and so try to reach a certain number of hours each day, thus motivating you to at least reach that goal. Can be useful, can be dreadful; use your discretion.

Other than that, it is often best to just say ' fuck it' and fiddle with your project anyway. In my experience, once you've picked up work you keep going until the next break/the end of the day.

Also 1,148 subscribers is a number I'd kill for. That's a very respectable number; don't underestimate your achievement. Good luck.


 No.11533

File: 078251ed0ea32cc⋯.jpg (673.88 KB, 800x1132, 200:283, 271d3b5e9cd01ef9556dc91a45….jpg)

I'm proud of every anon who is working hard to reach their goals!


 No.11539

>>11533

Same here, to be quite honest. I hope to keep this thread going over the next couple of months at least


 No.11541

File: d001ab3a8e81ccb⋯.jpg (116.95 KB, 446x921, 446:921, Zina01.jpg)


 No.11544

Can a wandering mod make this a cyclical?

>>11533

Thanks anon.

>>11539

I'll keep bumping it even if it's just me lifting.


 No.11548

File: f3f60f25ae05a77⋯.jpg (604.12 KB, 1240x1654, 620:827, 1504857413342.jpg)

>>8369

Alright you got me, so I've been thinking a lot about this sort of self-improvement discipline stuff for the last year or two. I worked a job that was fairly non-social and didn't have the normal sorts of external checks on what you did and found myself drifting really hard in an unpleasant way. I made an effort to try and consistently hit the gym and do a few other things and made some progress… but I'm still not entirely happy with it. Things I was working on were lifting weights, learning a foreign language, learning an instrument, and finishing several classes related to math and CS.

<Starting Position

>bench 225x5, squat 275x6, dl 365x2, press 145 x 4

>weight 195, bodyfat too much lol

>done with calc1, c++ at the local CC

>about 1/4 through moocs on software security, machine learning, encryption and operating systems

>can say some very basic words and phrases in language I'm learning

>can play some very basic chords on instrument I'm learning

<Goals

>want to get my deadlift and press up some more but I'm pretty happy with the rest

>get down to 175-180 weight

>finish calc2, discrete math and datastructures this semester with A's

>actually finish at least on of the godamn moocs I've started and dropped over the last couple years

>be able to string together simple sentences in language

>be able to play simple songs on instrument

…… also I'd like to make one new friend.


 No.11551

Going to finally finish reading Capital


 No.11555

>>11548

>also I'd like to make one new friend.

We're all friends here comrade. You're gonna make it.


 No.11557

File: 4d135d1694c1ced⋯.jpg (197.22 KB, 701x870, 701:870, 1486528550271.jpg)

I'm undecided about my art

Should i art for propaganda, self reflection or escapism?


 No.11560

>>11557

All 3 if possible.


 No.11571

>>11557

Can I pick titilation?


 No.11577

File: 978304f333c91b8⋯.png (79.56 KB, 316x213, 316:213, Hibiki04.png)

>>11557

Honestly?

Whichever one helps you get out of bed in the morning.

Do I feel like my life has been given some special meaning through the opportunity to read Transport Canada regulations? No. I'll probably come to tolerate or hate my job and will stick it out only because it's a union job and the pay is alright. I feel actual meaning when I go online, put some effort into making cute graphics, lewd things, whatever I think might help people out and they respond in kind. That might not be what makes you happy. Not everyone has to be saving the world or finding the tao of shitposting. As long as you can do what you want while keeping yourself afloat, you absolutely should do something that you want to do. Otherwise you'll just feel alienated from the world and, like me a year ago, you'll be rendered paralyzed, depressed and feeling hopeless about your own future.


 No.11581

File: 91a6af4093eeaed⋯.png (62.57 KB, 291x384, 97:128, Stalio.png)

>>11557

Propaganda, we need an update badly from the old soviet style shit


 No.11616

>>11577

That is the hard issue, I don't do what I want, I don't like when things go my way, being happy makes me feel vulnerable because when I'm happy I have something to lose

I art for spirituality not for fun. My art doesn't make me happy but the self reflection that comes with it makes me serene

>>11581

You have vaporwave


 No.11666

Just had my fastest 3 mile jog clocking in at about 25 minutes. Trips say we're gonna make it.


 No.11669

>>11666

Satan trips confirms, we're gonna make it lads


 No.11678


 No.11703

File: 4d4af1dcc05f8af⋯.png (127.65 KB, 377x403, 29:31, Danberus03.png)

>>11678

/LEFTSelfimpRovement/

>>11616

>My art doesn't make me happy but the self reflection that comes with it makes me serene

Hey, if it's what works then it's what's good.

>>11666

>>11669

We're gonna do more than succeed


 No.11706

>>11413

>>11414

Thanks gomrades. I made a little progress today, I cleaned out my PC (physically I mean) to make it a bit quieter, and I've borrowed my brother's snowball mic, it's supposed to be pretty good, but we'll see. It would definitely improve my workflow to be able to record v/o from my PC on the fly rather than having to turn everything off and go use my dictaphone for an hour then transfer it over and etc.


 No.11733

>>11706

Good stuff. A friend of mine and music person is pretty happy with his snowball. Mind that you won't benefit fully until you have a complete audio setup (audio interface, cable setup and software to route all of it), but take that slow and steady.

Also, please do use a pop filter. They're pretty cheap, but if you don't want to/can't spend 10+ dollars use a stocking instead (just as good!). Which reminds me you can use egg cartons instead of prohibitively expensive, acoustic foam. It's inferior on the low end, but performs surprisingly well high up ( http://www.acousticsfirst.com/eggc.htm ).


 No.11747

>>11733

You mean something like this?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/InnoGear-Microphone-Filter-Popfilter-Recording/dp/B06XPGKSHL/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1515811737&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=blue+pop+filter&psc=1

or a fuzzy thing to go over the microphone?

I don't even know what those other things are haha. This one just plugs in via USB. All I want is something to pick up my voice ok without picking up too much buzzing from my PC.

Do I really need to soundproof my room and stuff? I don't mind doing multiple takes if a car goes by or whatever.


 No.11752

I quit smoking and drinking and it feels like I'm on some sort of mild stimulant all the time.


 No.11753

>>11752

If you're talking about weed I've been where you are and it's a huge difference. Good on you fam.


 No.11755

>>11753

No, I quit weed ages ago and just drank more. Now I just feel fast as fuck all the time. Can't wait to shake this beer gut I accumulated from quitting weed.


 No.11757

>>11755

Good on you. Been there with the gut, can help with routines to lose that if you need it.


 No.11758

>>11757

Sure hit me up, I normally keep in quite good shape with weights and a treadmill but I've let myself go recently. I normally just use dumbells and jog until I can't do anymore but I've never managed to get in as good shape as when I was doing 8 hour days of manual work, so would be nice if I could get more out of my time. My back's a little fucked but doesn't really hurt so if you know something that's good for unfucking it a bit so it's not a nightmare when I'm older it would be nice too.


 No.11765

>>11758

Weight loss and stretching are the best things for back in my experience. You'd be surprised at how many guys have a lot of back pain because they don't stretch. Look up some basic yoga stretches and do those when you have some downtime. I don't think you'll need a mat for the most basic stuff, but they can be found cheap and it's something good to do before jogging or work. As someone who does manual labor, I noticed a big difference before and after yoga and stretching became part of my routine.

If you've got dumbells and you can jog 3 days a week cardio and 3 days a week lifting for endurance should allow you to lose weight while retaining as much muscle possible. Gym access is better for higher weights, but if for whatever reason you don't have gym access endurance at home can be done if you have dumbells that make doing 3 or 4 sets of 15 reps difficult. Do 2 exercises for 3 or 4 sets at 15 reps for each muscle on lifting days, it isn't very intense compared to strength building but the point here is to cause your body to work hard over an extended period of time and burn up calories. You'll want to move on to strength or muscle building after you lose the gut, but getting rid of that should be your main priority because it's just deadweight and makes most things harder. All of this will fail if you don't watch your diet, so switch your carbs to having more fiber and less sugar, go for leaner meats, and go for fats like olive oil and avocados instead of butter all while making sure you stay under a certain calorie limit. Myfitnesspal is pretty good for that.


 No.11769

File: f43bb73c370328c⋯.png (130.9 KB, 435x433, 435:433, Hibiki09.png)

>>11747

Do you speak directly into the microphone? I was taught at comms school to avoid directly pointing your mouth at the mic to avoid "popping your p's." Instead you should be pointing your mouth a bit above the mic

Let me know if it helps, I haven't done audio stuff in ages (mostly since I was fucking awful at it)

>>11752

Constantly drinking dehydrates you. I'm learning myself what it's like to not be dehydrated all the time - my skin doesn't crack as much in the winter, I don't feel tired as much, I'm a bit more pleasant

>>11765

This is the good shit I need to be doing


 No.11770

>>9694

I'm game, I was already working put on my own anyway. Be nice to have anons to track progress with.


 No.11780

>>11769

>This is the good shit I need to be doing

Start tomorrow.

>>11770

That was the idea, we could compare how reading and fitness is going and later talk about developing useful skills.


 No.11826

>>11747

You don't have to, but it helps: acoustic foam doesn't soundproof, but it does change the timbre of the recording. It's a nice touch to add once you are ready to do so; as I mentioned in the post prior, take it slow and upgrade when you are ready and can afford it.

That is a pop filter, yes. Multiple takes are often necessity, sadly.

while I'm at it, I might as well recommend taking a look at sound engineering and acoustics. Uploaded the handbook for sound engineers (4th ed.) for you here: https://volafile.org/get/xLnJsDK7nYao/handbook-for-sound-engineers.pdf

Don't read it front to back or how you would read a philosophical work. Read it bit by bit: when you run into issues or when you want to know more about a topic. It's a handbook, not a treatise.

>>11769

You shouldn't talk directly into the mic to avoid moisture build up. Although good practice, discipline and training are far more important in controlling ones voice.


 No.11863

>>11826

What I meant is, do you recommend a circular 'filter' type pop filter or a fuzzy sphere to sit over the microphone. Thanks for all the advice my friend.


 No.11865

File: e44db7c710ea8e3⋯.jpg (342.49 KB, 1510x1148, 755:574, 1497995314338.jpg)

After several years of being a hikikomori I'm finally about to move out and get a job and shit. Trying to become independent.

I'm so low on energy though I find it unlikely I'll be able to keep it up. I'll probably break down sooner or later.

And the prospect of being around people every day makes me infinitely sick and anxious. I'll probably get bullied, normalfags instinctively loathe people like me.


 No.11879

>>11865

do not think like this a lot of normies are sympathetic people. Just try to keep your eyes open, observe their behaviour, interact with the reliable ones and that doing this could make it less painful.


 No.11882

>>11865

Normalfags don't give a shit about you, if your coworkers don't like you it's because work is shit and at this point they hate everyone.


 No.11890

File: b6460e3c5d684dd⋯.png (13.6 KB, 82x134, 41:67, Hibiki17.png)

>>11780

I did, went on my first jog an hour ago. I lasted a minute. Walked the rest of the way. haha end me


 No.11891

>>11890

Try jogging for a minute then walking for a minute. Or go to a gym, for whatever reason it's easier to do a treadmill than job on concrete for most.


 No.11896

>>11890

Jogging fucks your knees, go for a brisk 30 minute walk instead.


 No.11897

>>11879

If not ostracizing me they approach me in a patronizing manner. I can deal with that well enough though. Problem is there will always be someone who actively go out of their way to ruin the day.

>>11882

Don't really care about their (non-)reasons for giving me shit, after trying to detach my ego for years I still can't shrug things off despite knowing I'm fully justified in doing so.


 No.11898

hey Karen Kujo, I heard you haven't been into 4chan since the ad incident, where have you been spending your time online since that?


 No.11951

>>11898

Training manuals for my job. If I don't successfully complete training I'm back out on the street looking for a job

>>11896

I thought you need to push yourself a bit to build endurance? I might switch to brisk walks if I can move to some place with hills

>>11891

I'll try that out on Monday


 No.12016

>>11951

>I thought you need to push yourself a bit to build endurance?

You do, but if you're struggling dropping some weight helps first. Stretch before too.


 No.12021

File: ff35d8068730d7a⋯.png (50.23 KB, 221x225, 221:225, Ojou2.png)

>>12016

>You do, but if you're struggling dropping some weight helps first

OK

>Stretch before too.

Stretching in the morning feels awesome, I do it every day just to wake up.


 No.12032

>>11890

Do couch-to-5k. It starts really low and progressively builds until you're able to run 3 miles non-stop while hating every second of it.

>>11896

>exercise harms your body

Excessive long-distance running like athletes harms your knees, 30 minute jogs every other day won't.


 No.12083

>>11951

>Training manuals for my job. If I don't successfully complete training I'm back out on the street looking for a job

I'm just feeling kind of void after abandoning 4chan, I was too used to it and after so many years is hard to let go


 No.12095

>>12032

>exercise harms your body

It does, yes it builds muscle and burns fat, but it's still putting a strain on your joints, tendons, ligaments, all that shit.


 No.12115

File: d9299cc1a187657⋯.png (182.14 KB, 800x302, 400:151, Hibiki10.png)

>>12083

I understand. 4/jp/ was a part of my life for so long that I spent years defaulting to funposting on the big jay if I had free time or didn't want to work. I'm not even totally free of image boards, since I have /leftypol/ and /leftpol/ as surrogates to 4chan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhx6IfKrvEQ

This video might help motivate you, it might not. You could always just take a book or a notepad and go to a library or cafe where you can't access the Internet if you find yourself defaulting to 4chan whenever you have free time.


 No.12124

>>12115

Fir an otaku is easy because of how many other sites about anime are there online

For me is harder because /co/ was my home board and there is nothing like it

Who is this sexkik and why should I listen to him? All the related videos seem pretty nasty


 No.12126

I've spent significantly less time shitposting and lurking this week while using most of my time online to effortpost or kindpost. With more time I've been able to write more and have started reading Berkman's work.


 No.12131

>>12124

he's a literal anime centrist, but that's his only good video

>For me is harder because /co/ was my home board and there is nothing like it

Once I realize that the 4/jp/ I found in 2010 was dead it was easier to leave and never look back

Just remember that time spent arguing with children there means less time actually watching cartoons or reading comics


 No.12141

>>12131

Okay, I'll watch the video and see if it helps me

The things is that I never stopped enjoying /co/, that's the void, I never quit but it was taken away from me.


 No.12144

>>12141

I know, my /jp/ was slowly killed when it became a dumping ground for the generals /a/ and /v/ didn't want.

But I know I'll never get it back, it's gone. I've resolved to keep it a fond memory and improve myself in other ways, mostly by posting less


 No.12159

>>12144

Okay, I saw the video it talks about the attitude I've tried having, I became closer to my friends and I try to post original stuff on my tumblr. If I could complain the only thing I'll miss are storytimes on /co/ but I may find a way to replace those. I should not be complaining because I have all the replacements, I spoke to a friend about this and he says that feeling of surprise will return soon and I should agree because I just subbed to https://ifanimaltrapped.tumblr.com/ and its an amazing blog but know who will listen to my ideas for a BN fangame? I'm just rambling now, maybe I'm the problem.


 No.12162

>>12159

To quote an old /jp/ shitpost, "don't think, feel…"


 No.12226

File: 29b2c53ad2df293⋯.jpg (1.14 MB, 1748x2480, 437:620, f8421a5802a6632dfbdc6747f7….jpg)

>>12021

How do you stretch? I tried looking up countless stretch routines but never found anything that would tell me not only what to do, but how often do it, how to know if I'm doing it right, when to expect results and what to do if I don't see results.


 No.12229

>>12083

>>12115

Honestly I just kinda outgrew 4chan. /v/ and /tv/ stopped being interesting for me and I just started exclusively coming to /leftypol/ because the posters were decently intelligent and it was actually about meaningful topics. Sometimes I go to 4chan and laugh at a few threads, but it doesn't really keep my interest for long and besides specific threads for special things, I don't really miss it.


 No.12335

>>12226

Same stretches I've been doing for years. I couldn't show you and I probably don't have optimal form.

The 4/fit/ sticky has a stretch IIRC


 No.12348

File: a618404ed32c565⋯.png (98.36 KB, 600x863, 600:863, left-sr blank.png)

File: fb246e54f3a6ad9⋯.png (99.75 KB, 600x863, 600:863, left-sr blank 10.png)

First Sunday check-in!

One of the basic rules of making progress on personal goals (lifting or otherwise) is to write everything down. With that in mind, I've drafted a card for comrades to use to see their progress at a glance. I've made two versions: one with enough spaces for five goals and one with enough for 10. I don't know if this might help anyone, but things like these help me. So I'll share them in case they can help others!


 No.12350

File: 73e1925c1a95779⋯.png (121.92 KB, 600x863, 600:863, left-sr progress 140118.png)

>>12348

I have to admit that my first day has been incredibly slow. Slow is also a rather charitable way of saying that I'm disappointed with my progress: I went outside to jog once this week and have been drinking more water some days, not every day. And even then, sometimes I only meet my 1/2 litre goal at 1 AM when I realize I haven't consumed a single glass of water and pound two glasses just to tick off a box.

I find that I fall into my usual trap of telling myself that "today is the last day; I'll start tomorrow." For instance, yesterday I was craving a dirty feed of poutine and figured that since I was going to start my first check-in, I might as well enjoy my last day of junk food freedom before I commit myself with my first Sunday report. And today I figured that since I ate so much yesterday and hadn't checked in yet, I might as well squeeze in one more oh henry chocolate bar and glass of pepsi. This actually reminds me of something I saw in an episode of Kaiji, the gist of which was that you can never start tomorrow, you have to eventually choose to start today. Otherwise if you keep trying to change tomorrow, tomorrow will never come and you will stay the same.

I also confess that job training and commuting at 6:45AM has me both drained, less eager to work out in the morning and without time to pack a lunch in the morning for work. I'm probably going to have to do a lot of this after I get home, regardless of how wasted I feel.

Finding a gym that isn't two or three buses away from my Airbnb has been more than difficult. There's a few near the big subway line I take, so I'll call them and see if I can pay daily fees to avoid having to fork over for a membership I might not need after I get my work assignment (most of the big airports have fitness centres anyway)


 No.12359

>>12350

>you can never start tomorrow, you have to eventually choose to start today. Otherwise if you keep trying to change tomorrow, tomorrow will never come and you will stay the same.

That's very true. The best thing is to start today, even if it's minor, and keep going until it becomes a habit.


 No.12363

File: a60e4f0008636f9⋯.jpg (219.7 KB, 640x2160, 8:27, aA19Vbo_700b.jpg)

>>12359

Also, I found the actual scene. Glad I wasn't mis-remembering it


 No.12365

>>12162

I feel like coming back so its a bad idea

>>12229

I never outgrew them, /co/ and /tg/ were never bad for me.


 No.12366

>>12350

>I also confess that job training and commuting at 6:45AM has me both drained, less eager to work out in the morning and without time to pack a lunch in the morning for work. I'm probably going to have to do a lot of this after I get home, regardless of how wasted I feel.

Sounds like a vicious cycle, you don't work out because you don't have the energy, and you have less energy since you don't work out. Same with the food, if you eat junk you're just going to become more tired as a result. Keep your chin up and start getting your routine together dude, it'll make you feel a lot better


 No.12370

File: 1a145759b6147de⋯.png (45.22 KB, 258x348, 43:58, Abs04.png)

>>12366

>Keep your chin up and start getting your routine together dude, it'll make you feel a lot better

I'm writing off this week mostly due to the fact that I'm getting used to job training, living in a new city and going from waking up around noon to 6 AM in about a week. I'm going to be in this schedule until late February - having a schedule this certain should give me the stability I need to work around it and get the ball rolling on everything I want to do.


 No.12384

File: 7696180ae034218⋯.jpg (197.72 KB, 1417x1417, 1:1, Slavoj_Zizek_Reiner-Riedle….jpg)

just finished put together some furniture that was laying around for like 2 month.

I need to workout, and also finish some side project but fucking life is hard


 No.12387

File: 7e2c800f631166d⋯.png (1.1 MB, 1024x662, 512:331, K-ON-3A.png)

>>8369

This thread got me pumped! So much kindposting. Here I go:

<Starting position

>Just finished college (with good GPA but a meme degree). Moving back from the dorm to live with my parents

>Literal couch potato. Not fat, but very bad at sports

>Can do some web dev, some ML, and some video game dev

>Spend far too much time on Youtube

>Read around two novels a month

<Goals

>Master Django/Angular

>Read at least a book a week. Less novels, more non-fiction.

>Redo Andrew Ng's ML MOOC, this time in python, and with more effort.

>Finish my Duolingo clone, publish it, make some $$$?

>Get a part time job at least.

>Get down to ~70kg. Brownie points for doing this before summer.

>Get into grad school or lambda school (check it out)

>Do the couch to 5k thing

I see quite a few of you are interested in e-learning. Someone shared this on HackerNews a few days ago. Looks worth a shot:

https://github.com/ossu/computer-science


 No.12389

>>12384

Putting together furniture is nice. It makes you feel good, like you've done something productive that day.


 No.12393

>>12384

>just finished put together some furniture that was laying around for like 2 month.

I hope at least one piece was an armchair.

>>12387

You're gonna make it.


 No.12396

File: 5b588d1f0e790d4⋯.jpg (21.55 KB, 230x198, 115:99, Redscareomicflag.jpg)

I just wanna tell you that I love you all and I love this thread. We're all gonna make it.


 No.12400

File: 75b4662227aa31a⋯.jpg (905.88 KB, 4160x3120, 4:3, comfychair.jpg)

File: ac2344959d9c4eb⋯.jpg (1.3 MB, 3120x4160, 3:4, newsbooks.jpg)

>>12389

yes

>>12393

it's was a new bookcase and a lack for a lackrack.

My old comfy armchair is still doing just fine.


 No.12401

>>12400

>That mouse

Hello fellow (gay)mer! I love seeing fellow (gay)mers out in the wild! Do you like to play games? I like cunterstrike, league of lolis, dotard, etc. Add me on steam!


 No.12403

File: d14c059eff1f22a⋯.png (101.67 KB, 450x443, 450:443, 1450772576008.png)

>>12401

benis


 No.12468

File: 9654f783a13393d⋯.png (23.43 KB, 203x240, 203:240, Ojou04.png)

>>12401

no bully the ga-merfolk


 No.12477

File: 8d548b57040f2c6⋯.jpg (47.8 KB, 311x500, 311:500, remove.jpg)

>>12348

>/Left-SR/s

this triggers the bolshevik


 No.12479

>>12477

In retrospect I should have gone with memes from the Situationist International, but we can't change horses mid-stream


 No.12494

File: 9d5a09eab8b0065⋯.png (25.08 KB, 275x245, 55:49, Ojou05.png)

>>12387

>Get into grad school or lambda school (check it out)

A bit of advice: sink a solid week of time into researching every funding option that's conceivably available to you, and do it as soon as you can. A lot of scholarships require essays, references from previous professors or supervisors, portfolios, income statements, and other things that will be hard to get when the deadline is in a week.


 No.12496

File: 95a7bc223c2fb93⋯.png (400.03 KB, 600x505, 120:101, ClipboardImage.png)

I like the idea of this so I'll post my goals in hopes that I can speak them into existence. I plan on starting this week.

<Goals

>GAIN WEIGHT

>Get back in shape in general

>Start web dev lessons

>Read more books

>Cook a lot more

<Stretch Goals

>save up for a decent piano and start playing agin

>start learning japanese again

>solo travel

Been depressed the past few years and I become an extremely picky eater when I'm depressed so I've lost a lot of weight. The only time I would eat a normal amount is when I would smoke weed but I don't have a consistent dealer. I'm probably gonna be eating a lot of chicken and tuna now. If anyone has tips on weight gain, I'd really appreciate it.

I'm doing web dev because I feel like that's a good base for my future. Plus it's the most realistic to get me a solid job (relatively) quickly. I don't know what my end game is, maybe something like pen testing or machine learning but who knows. Thanks >>12387 for the OSSU link, definitely keeping it bookmarked.


 No.12524

>>12494

Will do anon, will do

>>12496

>Start web dev lessons

Edx's Introduction to Software Engineering is really good. If you do take the course, make sure to learn some basic Ruby on Rails beforehand, as the course focuses on teaching Agile rather than just programming.


 No.12539

File: 401aee5ccf31747⋯.png (344.76 KB, 1905x4046, 1905:4046, mooc-fullpage.png)

>>12387

>Redo Andrew Ng's ML MOOC, this time in python, and with more effort.

Why? I thought it was a waste of time. I've found the videos unwatchable and the course notes are lacking in the most important parts. The exercises are fun at first but you don't learn much from them, they are more about using Octave than machine learning. The quizzes are completely useless. It's supposed to last 11 weeks but can be comfortably done in three or even less if you don't waste your time suffering through the videos. I don't get why people keep recommending it, there must be something better out there. Especially if you already did it once, why would you do it again instead of finding something else?


 No.12548

>>12539

The problem is that I gave up and cheated in a few of the exercises, so I've been feeling guilty ever since. I want to do the course again mainly because of that, but also because I want to get more practice with ML in Python instead of Octave.

Andrew's forte is giving clear intuitive explanations of the equations, which I found really helpful. I guess you could just do the exercises, but still, I don't think I could have understood the material without the lectures. I do have to agree that the videos were too long however.

I just saw that Udacity also has an ML course, so maybe I'll try that one too. I just hope they don't skim over the math.


 No.12696

Today I went jogging and again did pretty good, endurance is up and I ended up pushing myself for a bit more distance than usual. Tomorrow is going to freeze the roads so I'll have to hit the gym early to lift, but that'll give me time off work to read up on editing and shit.

>>12496

You're gonna make it. If you need help with recipes ask and I'll post some for eating high-protein and relatively low-cal.


 No.12785

File: b8da51acfeab49d⋯.jpg (62.47 KB, 403x501, 403:501, Hibiki21.jpg)

Went out for a jog this morning. Was able to push myself to 20 minutes but still couldn't really jog for more than a minute :/ Still feel proud of myself


 No.12786

>>12496

Excellent goals anon! Knock em down


 No.13065

File: ac5d52cf68d9350⋯.jpg (55.52 KB, 600x800, 3:4, 0ef7d54f2e21fde3d4d83173cb….jpg)

Another day wasted doing nothing, maybe tomorrow will be better…


 No.13068

File: 195b417de37779f⋯.jpg (135.2 KB, 1023x518, 1023:518, potraitofthebourgeoisie.jpg)

>>13065

Maybe, but tomorrow will last years if you let it. I wasted 6 years of my life getting fat and stupid telling myself that tomorrow I'd go to the gym, tomorrow I'd read, tomorrow I'd give a fuck. It wasn't until I decided that today I'd give a fuck that I got my life turned around. You have to start today, even if it's as simple as downloading some pdfs, doing a 20-minute walk, or buying healthy food to cook.


 No.13075

File: 8f073827fc5ff0f⋯.png (474.09 KB, 444x1120, 111:280, Abs02.png)

>>13065

You still have time before bed. Do something today. Hell, even drink a small glass of water. It's what I do now. I've already changed part of my life by adding more water to my diet. It was a pain to remember at first but after a week it just became part of my routine.

We're here for you. Feel free to come here and talk as much as you want.


 No.13428

File: 13f1b0edaaed476⋯.jpg (82.21 KB, 800x600, 4:3, 13f1b0edaaed4765707b6a557c….jpg)

I'm gonna write down that I'll go for a bike ride when I get off work and maybe that will motivate me or some shit. Probably only be like half an hour but better than nothing I guess. I was going to yesterday but as with a lot of things I just didn't.


 No.13638

File: a5a2f0246f21db8⋯.jpg (152.11 KB, 867x829, 867:829, a5a2f0246f21db81694cf4da76….jpg)

>Tfw aunt died

>Didn't know her all that well, but it's still effected me way worse than I thought it would. Rest of my family effected even worse.

>working out usually helps when I'm feeling down, but I'm too fucked up to even want to workout.

>tfw my aunt was Dolores O'Riordan, and I can barely go anywhere without something coming up about her

Just rev up that Joy Division fam cause I sure am ready to die right now


 No.13657

File: 64b7ab2b40c96d3⋯.png (50.45 KB, 484x483, 484:483, 64b7ab2b40c96d3632a277d2d4….png)

>>8369

I've tried eating less unhealthy crap and going to the gym and such in the past, but in the end I always just slide back into doing nothing because I have no motivation. I just hate everything about myself and I just can't see a better version of me. Becoming fit or anything like that just feels like putting lipstick on a pig.


 No.13664

>>13657

I hated myself as well, if you focus your hate on destroying the you that you despise, it's a pretty good motivator.

>>13638

Sorry anon.


 No.13718

It was cold as shit but I still managed to jog, though I almost ate shit when I slipped on some ice. Been bunkered down and watching Stalker to make an effort post in our filmclub thread.


 No.13758

File: c9cadf0af540c1d⋯.png (42.11 KB, 803x257, 803:257, ClipboardImage.png)

>>12496

>update

So far I've tried 2 new recipes

>Chicken with gremolata courtesy of Binging with Babish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABtt5y-maO4)

>Spicy Kale chips (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWkNg_A0VWo)

tough to get in 3 full meals when you wake up late and not used to eating as much.

>>12524

thanks, I'll definitely be doing that. I'm gonna start with Colt Steele's web dev course on Udemy, then I guess I'll get a ruby on rails course in.

Slightly related, saw the pic on the edx site. God my government is annoying.

>>12696

thanks! recipes are definitely appreciated

>>12786

thanks <3

>>13638

so sorry for your loss anon


 No.13767

File: 44a756be0a6f2ac⋯.jpg (34.3 KB, 288x410, 144:205, Zina03.jpg)

>>13638

I'm honestly sorry to hear that. This sounds cliche, but I've coped a death in the family by remembering the good things she managed to accomplish in her life, no matter how short it was.

>>13657

>I just hate everything about myself and I just can't see a better version of me.

This happens to me as well. It happened to me this past couple of days. I told myself at the beginning of the year that I was going to spend less of my free time shitposting online, and yet for the past three days I got sucked into a /pol/yp larp and a bunch of other dumb things on twitter and 4chan. I wound up derailing to progress I made in other areas since I spent time I was going to spend preparing lunches or working out online, sometimes staying up to 2 or 3 AM and getting four hours of sleep. Which fucked me over for the next day, perpetuating the cycle.

Normally I would just take this as evidence that I shouldn't bother since I'll never succeed but by typing out my backsliding here to other comrades I can recognize my problems and keep myself from turning a 3 day backslide into a three week depressive slump. I find it hard admitting this, but I know that it's necessary and that I'll be better off for it.

>>13718

Great work and thanks for reminding me about the film!

>>13758

hope you don't mind if I steal that kale recipe


 No.13805

>>13758

>thanks! recipes are definitely appreciated

Anything in particular you looking for?

>>13767

>Great work and thanks for reminding me about the film!

I hope everyone enjoyed it.


 No.13838

File: 330018d60bd3b56⋯.pdf (6.76 MB, Max Stirner The Unique and….pdf)


 No.14216

Is there an equivalent of couch to 5k but its like "skinnyfat to strongfat?" Im not really willing to give up beer.


 No.14296

>>14216

Starting Strength.


 No.14511

>>13767

>hope you don't mind if I steal that kale recipe

go for it. they were pretty good but a little of the cayenne pepper goes a long way, learned that the hard way.

>>13805

>Anything in particular you looking for?

nothing in particular, I'm cool with trying anything out.


 No.14854

>>14511

Here's a good marinade to make for most meats, give them 2 hours to a couple of days in this and anything will taste good if you grill it. My favorite application is with chicken, using lime zest from the lime to flavor some rice on the side and eating a simple salad of lettuce, carrots, and cucumber.

1/2 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed

Scallions or Green onions, 2 or 3 should do it.

1/2 teaspoon favored pepper, I usually just do chili powder but cayenne will do in a punch

Ginger, 1 to 3 tablespoons depending on taste

(Optional)2 tablespoons soy sauce, vinegar, or other sauce This is to taste

Just combine in a bowl, pour over 1 to 2 pounds of meat, and let that sit for up to 2 days(but it's good to cook within a day to make sure the meat doiesn't go bad). This is simple, but will save you a lot on buying marinades and will make most shit taste better.


 No.14864

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oooooooooohhh god never knew how my arms would feel when I actually tried serious lifting for the first time. my arms shake a bit whenever I try and hold them above my chest. I feel kinda good tho

>>14511

I got the weekend now, gonna try to find some kale and do this bitch. The cookware in my airbnb is super krusty tho and the stove smells like my feet


 No.14870

>>14864

Just wait until you do your legs.


 No.14872

>>14854

Add some dry spices to that my man. Parsley is fucking great for that, make a similar recipe. Basil and oregano too if u like a little more zest


 No.14873

>>14872

I do, this is just the base I like to use because limes are cheap. I've got a version with some cumin, mexican oregano, and sweet onion that makes some great chicken for burrito bowls or enchiladas.


 No.14885

File: f2e099bea41a4e6⋯.png (91.36 KB, 484x243, 484:243, Danberus06.png)

>>14870

I-I'm scared anon

hold me no homo


 No.14896

File: ab6b44d28fe8a9d⋯.jpg (63.6 KB, 500x679, 500:679, Henryrollins.jpg)

>>14885

>I-I'm scared anon

You'll be fine.


 No.14933

File: 6926493cd1a31b3⋯.png (255.95 KB, 499x580, 499:580, Danberus04.png)

>>14896

thanks dude


 No.15207

Cardio day, went jogging and some qts were checking out my ass.

>>14933

No problem, encouragement helps and I suggest everyone kindfag itt to make anons feel better.


 No.15242

>>14933

bitches don't dig legs just telling you right now. as long as everything is symmetrical you're fine.

focus more on the upperbody this is why irl normie curl bros have better life than /fit/ retards.


 No.15246

>>15242

You don't do legs for aesthetics, you do legs for function. Having chicken legs isn't hot either.


 No.15255

>>15246

then run

inb4

>cardio

>lol

good cardio is what all soldiers need to have


 No.15256

>>15255

I do all three fam. Legs are great for a lot of positions and leg exercises should be done. Though I think they need more endurance and strength training than mass building relative to the upper body to look best.


 No.15301

File: 502bcc11c0fd7c6⋯.png (74.2 KB, 349x305, 349:305, Danberus07.png)

>>15246

>Having chicken legs isn't hot either.

speaking the truth


 No.15431

File: 41c90e62e199a44⋯.jpg (197 KB, 1536x2048, 3:4, 41c90e62e199a442045c76f442….jpg)

>it's already Sunday and I still did nothing yet this week


 No.15434

>>15431

This is good though, it means you haven’t contributed to the reproduction of capital


 No.15454

>>8369

> but I see no reason why leftists shouldn't pursue self-improvement.

It hurts the feelings of those who don't do that.


 No.15479

I guess I'll start get my daily routine together. Reading(1 hour per day consistently to start), learning to cook, exercising (cardio and body weight exercise for qt butt) and sleeping properly. Will post in this thread for personal motivation.


 No.15481

>>15454

Then they should do it.

>>15479

You're gonna make it if you lift, squat builds better ass than bodyweight


 No.15933

Rest day I got to spend reading, about 40% through my pdf backlog now.


 No.15951

>>15431

God help me, I spent most of my week yelling at people on Internet forums. Lifted once and my upper arm muscles are still kinda tender.


 No.16000

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>>15951

I wonder how I would feel next week if I spent all my free time offline

Semi-serious question since it's entirely rhetorical buddy


 No.16071

this thread has inspired me to at least try and start exercising again, I was doing well for awhile but then it started getting cold af

Goals

>quit drinking

>cook more, eat out less

>cut back on sugar, sodium, animal products

>meditate 30 mins every morning

>run or bike 30 mins 3 times a week

>find a gym in my town

>start learning a marketable programming language

>get a job as much as I don't want to

Starting Position

>baby alcoholic

>NEET

>fast food every other day

>HRT noodle arms

I'll try and remember to post an update Sunday


 No.16329

>>13838

I don't understand the relation between what you quoted and the book.


 No.16352

File: 7177561f79537c6⋯.gif (2.28 MB, 528x300, 44:25, keito.gif)

>>16329

They said they hated themselves, so I posted the best book to change that.


 No.16502

Started cutting to look better in spring. Did my biceps and shoulders today, going to jog tomorrow.

>>16071

You're gonna make it.


 No.16624

>>8369

I read and expand my knowlege everyday. I'm also looking for a source of revenue, which is not easy in the countryside. I'm tired of being part of the reserve army of labor and I can't credibly join the IWW if I'm unemployed.


 No.16625

>>15454

It's because "self-improvement" is narcissistic and patronizing. It disparages those who are in precarious situations and throws self-righteous, holier-than-thou vibes.


 No.16644

File: 63886fde17e82f6⋯.jpg (65.01 KB, 521x453, 521:453, 63886fde17e82f6f33cd855811….jpg)

I'm in a sort of relationship with this trap who I really like, long distance unfortunately, but it's helped me regain a lot of confidence and optimism. I've noticed I've got a lot more energy when I work out, I've lost about 5 pounds since the start of the year and hope to loose a lot more. I want to be in good shape for them.

I usually try to go to the gym with my roommate several times a week. For this year, I've been basically doing 5-6 miles of biking, half a mile running on the treadmill, 100 situps with increasing weights, 40 bicep curls at about 20 pounds, hoping to get to 100 by the end of the semester.

I have a pretty shit diet, lot's of fast food, but I'm trying to reduce my daily caloric intake to about 1,700 on average mostly by eating a smaller lunch and not eating much on the weekend.

>>11047

I was actually reading Althusser on the bikes last semester, that was interesting.

In terms of theory, I'm actually taking a class on socialist theory right now, and i'm currently making my way through the german ideology. I'll probably get through a lot of reading this semester.




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