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no that’s aMAZING though. it sounds like you know what you’re doing work out wise but if you wanted some tips on putting together a good strength routine exrx.net is a really good resource

Thanks, I’ve been going to the gym and have a workout routine but it never included push-ups because I couldnt do them, I’m glad I can now s thats why I started doing them every day here at home :)

Two months ago I wasnt able to do a single push-up. I sucked at push-ups, I always did.
Then, for some reason, I thought I’d try again last week. I found out I am now able to do push-ups, no idea how or why.

Since last week I’ve done 500 push-ups. I did 100 today, 100 in 20 mins.
I’ll continue this way and will never stop doing them (I’ll only break on Sundays)

I know it’s pathetic but I was never fit and I am very eager to be fit, even in my 30s. I know I’m nowhere near that yet, but I’m proud for the things I’ve accomplished in this year that I’ve been working out. And I know when I start taking testosterone things will start working better.

Poster I made for my friends’ themed alternative night here in Lancaster.
This is Elizabeth the 1st. Yes, I dont know why I chose her.

"I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”"

#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

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Walking down the canal in Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

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