Hey LP - long time no see hope all is well here are a few random things I've been up to lately.
I'm still currently work 3rd shift on our tech team for a big bank however I've began to interview for a few different sales positions within the bank; currently in my 3rd round of interviews for a Sales Analyst position which would eventually lead to a Sales Consultant role which has a nice compensation package that would bring the overall salary up to about 120-150 depending on performance ofc. The other job I'm interviewing for is a Financial Advisor - which would be EXTREMELY tough for the first three years as you build your business (generally only about 30% of FA's make it past the first few years - 50% are weeded out within the first 6 months) However after those first few years of long hours and hard work things would eventually get easier and more lucrative as you build your book of business and the nice thing for this position is the commission would not be capped, so it's all on how hard you really want to work with comp ranging from 25k (probably would be let go relatively quickly with those numbers) all the way past a million a year for the top performers.
I recently moved into a new (old) house with my gf - loving it, however with both of the job positions it'd mean I'd be relocating which would suck to deal with that and move AGAIN within a month or so. Seriously fuck moving, I never knew I had so much shit.
I have unfortunately fallen off the working out + eating well routine and am pretty much starting over as of a few weeks ago. Where I was about 275 at the start of June two years ago, I'm starting at about 245~250 this time around. The biggest factor is time to go, working third shift started off as easy but it has really dragged on my health over the past few years - so the sooner I can get out the better.
I still play live 3-4x a month - I generally stick to the 6/12 limit or the new 10/20 limit game - and very rarely during the year I've freerolled up to the 20/40 game when the right players are in the game.
I also recently tossed a bit of coin back online with ACR for some fun (wow it's been so long since I've played online - such a great feeling!) I'll be looking to withdraw the amount I've deposited within the next few days as I'd rather not be burned later. So at least now what's left is fun money and I know the system works :D
Anyways these past 30 days or so have been pretty rough - between two thanksgivings (divorced parents) and three birthdays (including my own) I've managed to lose a total of 1 lb as of this morning - so I'm sitting at 224. I'm not happy but not terribly disappointed in myself, if anything it has given me more motivation to really buckle down and get by this 220 plateau
Despite that some positives are new PR's for the three compounds of bench, squat, and deadlift
Last Months 1 Rep Max
Bench - 185 x 1 (started out barely doing 95 x 3 in August)
Squat - 275 x 1
Deadlift - 335 x 1
Current 1 Rep Max
Bench - 225 x 1
Squat - 300 x 1
Deadlift - 385 x 1
Very surprised at this months strength gains, but I've been working a lot more on form. I think I will take a break from pushing more weight any further until I really am positive that my form is as solid as possible to reduce risk of any injuries or creating any bad habits.
Anyways here's two current pics
Compared to last month
As always I hope everyone is doing well & feel free to comment or add tips/criticisms/advice
Take Care LP <3
edit: Although I do contribute my gains to a pretty awesome gym shirt (it's even approved by my dog Bagels)
Also here's a bonus pic of my Christmas Card for the year