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    Kura's Avatar

    Gym Progression

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    Originally Posted by Drakow View Comment
    Wow, you're looking like you're in great shape there Kura, very impressive! So what kind of workouts and stuff do you do at the gym?
    Thanks!
    Mostly weights, if I'm honest.
    I will do usually 5 minutes on the rowing machine (if they are taken, then 5 minutes on the Cross-Trainer/Elliptical at a high resistance) to warm up.
    Then I do a bunch of free weights with the arms over a yoga ball.. I forget the names of them.. uh.. dumbbell pullover? Like a chest press one? Or sometimes I will do seated row to target my upper back. So that's triceps, biceps and upper back.
    Then I do Squat presses. Then 1 Legged Bridge for my legs and glutes.
    Then a back extension, and I just started a type of crunch with the machine (dunno what it's called either.) Sometimes I will do calf-exercises or hip adductor exercises to strengthen because the podiatrist recommended them to me to strengthen my legs.

    The whole workout takes about 35-40 minutes I guess? I might skip on a few of those but I try to get them all in. I'll also go for the occasional swim instead of hitting the gym.. but I might go once every 2 weeks.

    The gym also has free classes and I tried a pilates one on Saturday which was pretty good. I enjoyed it!
    Posted March 17th, 2013 at 02:25 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Overlord Drakow's Avatar

    Gym Progression

    Wow, you're looking like you're in great shape there Kura, very impressive! So what kind of workouts and stuff do you do at the gym?
    Posted March 17th, 2013 at 02:08 PM by Overlord Drakow Overlord Drakow is offline
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    Eeveelution Co-ordinator's Avatar

    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

    About the matchmakers thing, maybe because it's valentines now? But anyway, I feel your pain, in reality my ideas aren't taken account of, but if someone else mentions it, they're praised by everyone! So I feel your pain...
    Posted February 18th, 2013 at 04:26 AM by Eeveelution Co-ordinator Eeveelution Co-ordinator is offline
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    Honest's Avatar

    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

    Oh wow. I didn't know my idea struck you so close to the heart, Kura. Oh god, I'm not even sure what to feel at the moment. Or say for that matter, honestly.

    It is unfair that you've basically been pushed aside like that, and have other people take credit for ideas and the like. I feel for you, honestly, and it makes total sense what you're saying.

    What I honestly feel is admiration. You have the guts to speak your mind, and that in and of itself means a whole lot. And I do believe that you were better off blogging instead of going to PCQ&F, cause as Nick said, asskissers.

    I just want to say that I respect you for voicing your opinion. Do I agree with you? I'm not going to say no, cause that's not true. Personally, I haven't gone through the stuff you have, so I can't make a call like that, but I wouldn't be surprised if such issues did exist. Should something be done? Yes, possible more thought behind actions.

    I'm not sure if anything I said hit what I truly felt, cause I wasn't sure how to word them. I just feel a little bad that I sorta took an idea you had and had it go through, while yours was shot down. I really am sorry for that Kura. Truly.

    That being said, at the very least we're both working on the thread together right? =D Yay for optimism!
    Posted February 11th, 2013 at 07:47 PM by Honest Honest is offline
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    Kura's Avatar

    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

    Broken Arrow,
    I appreciate your sentiments so thanks!

    Sydian, it's totally understandable to change your mind, but it's a bit silly when it happens in less than 24 hours. Being phrased weirdly or not.. if people need clarification then.. why not ask? Either way, why not try and see something good in a suggestion instead and work with that? To agree with someone else while denying me over small details seems.. almost like no thought was given to what I had to say in the first place.
    Maybe you wouldn't feel down about it.. but I do. That's why I wrote this blog. Maybe what you say plays a factor, but I don't think I (or anyone else) should be completely disregarded because the comment wasn't some fully formed structured idea to begin with.
    I already said I know this isn't being done on purpose. But IMO, the process to a solution is just as important as the solution. I think it might be something everyone can try and work on, or at least be aware of.

    Toujours and Nick, I appreciate that you can see some truth in what I say. I didn't want to post it there because.. I didn't want it to be a mess and be devalued. These are my feelings and I just wanted to make the community aware of how I felt. I think we can only try and lead the community by trying to set a better example, because I notice people try and follow trends in threads (Like if OVPers start misreading the question in the first post, everyone afterwards will still answer like the first people answered.)

    Twilight Sky, thanks for your thoughts. I feel like.. even if the suggestion was shot down completely by someone.. in that post they could at least contribute something instead. I do appreciate that most people take the time to explain why they don't agree most of the time, but then things just turns into a thread of counter arguments.

    I've posted stuff in CQ&F before about some choices or behaviour that I observed and I didn't like.. (closing threads too quickly or closing instead of moving/merging threads that seemed to be happening a lot) and it turned into a big thing that was closed with people telling me that I should've just contacted staff or higher staff to begin with without making it public because they thought I was making a mockery of staff judgement. I thought that that was what that forum was for, though.
    But I basically only didn't get warned for it because I didn't know it would get such a big reaction, and I said I wouldn't do it again. Lo and behold, I'm not posting there anymore and I go to staff specifically for something now. No need to apologize. You're more than welcome to continue my sentiments on that forum, but as for me.. this blog was just more about letting my feelings out.

    Again, thanks for listening.
    Posted February 8th, 2013 at 11:17 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

    I was struggling to find the words to reply to this blog, and really, I still struggle with it, so please forgive me if anything I say doesn't make any sense. I'll try to explain/clarify the best that I can.

    It's really a shame that this problem exists within PC. I mean, no one really deserves to have their ideas and thoughts shot down, regardless of who they are. I mean sure, the only reason an idea would ever have to be "shot down" is if it needs to have improvements, or if something was missing, or something like that, y'know? But it to happen repeatedly is kind of a fair shame. I feel that, as a community, we can definitely improve on that. Y'know, give things a chance and whatnot, don't be so extra critical of people's ideas and compare the pros and cons of things to see whether or not it'd really work.

    It's also a shame that(and I know this exists) people are actually afraid to post anything in CQ&F in the fear that it would get shot down, and it really shouldn't be like that, and CQ&F shouldn't give off that kind of environment. But this blog overall really leaves me speechless and outlines the issues that is going on with suggesting various things around the community and having them overlooked, only having them approved on a later idea. @_@; Kinda messed up, I know.

    Again, I apologize if anything I said was misleading. I tried my best.
    Posted February 7th, 2013 at 04:58 PM by flight flight is online now
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    Alli's Avatar

    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

    I want to come back to this and say I'm not disagreeing with you. I didn't clearly state that before, so I'm sorry if it came off that way. But it just comes off to me that you didn't consider what I mentioned before, about people changing their minds or rewording things (for example, how I worded my first comment, it comes off strange lmao). I don't feel that peoples' suggestions should be ignored and they should get a response, but at the same time, you have to consider the other factors I mentioned in my previous comment. Sorry if I'm making no sense. v_v I feel like staff at least reads most suggestions, and I can't recall any flat out being ignored, but I'm sure I'm forgetting an instance.

    Quote:
    Don't take the piss.
    You don't even know why I was laughing.
    Posted February 7th, 2013 at 04:37 PM by Alli Alli is offline
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    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

    I feel the same way. This happens to me all the time. It bothers me a great deal that it happens in general, and there isn't much that I feel like I can do about it. But I agree with 100% of what you said.

    I wish you posted this in CQ&F instead of posting it in a blog, but then again, we'd probably get a ton of staff kiss assers who would post "What are you talking about the staff are great and they listen to everything and we're on the right track!!!!" Ugh.
    Posted February 7th, 2013 at 03:56 PM by
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    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

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    Suggestions are here to be built upon, not straightly shot down.
    PC has a huge issue with this :/
    Posted February 7th, 2013 at 03:29 PM by Oryx Oryx is offline
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    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

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    Originally Posted by Sydian View Comment
    Laughing. I'm sorry, but...lol.
    Don't take the piss.
    Posted February 7th, 2013 at 02:32 PM by Captain Fabio Captain Fabio is offline
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    Alli's Avatar

    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

    You do realize that people can change their minds on something, right? I do it often, PC and non-PC stuff. Perhaps you worded it oddly and it didn't appeal to people until it was reworded by others. -shrug- I doubt people are just ignoring your suggestions just because it's you. But sometimes people can word something and make it sound...not as good, and then someone better with words can swindle someone into doing it their way or whatever, because they're just good with words. That make any sense?

    I wouldn't feel too down about this anyway. I mean, at least those changes end up going through, it seems.

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    Mods,you guys have to listen more!!!it's bad when you hurt someone who really cares a lot.....Good job,Kura
    Laughing. I'm sorry, but...lol.
    Posted February 7th, 2013 at 01:36 PM by Alli Alli is offline
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    Feeling a bit shafted on Pokecommunity.

    wow!!i think caring to write how you truly feel in all those lines says that PC does means a lot to you!! sorry you feel this way though,i know how you feel as i been through the same in other forums......i like your honesty!

    Mods,you guys have to listen more!!!it's bad when you hurt someone who really cares a lot.....Good job,Kura

    all the best for PC
    Posted February 7th, 2013 at 01:28 PM by Broken_Arrow Broken_Arrow is offline
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    Best Dream Theater Album Ever! Also Charms.. and a lol.

    I haven't heard the entirety of this album yet, but for me Metropolis Pt.2 I think is their best, but to each his own.
    Posted December 30th, 2012 at 11:55 AM by CarcharOdin CarcharOdin is offline
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    Buying Stuff For Myself

    Ya, shopping by yourself is super lame - maybe take a friend or bf? also, if you hate spending money on yourself, and want to still save or whatevs, maybe set yourself a budget? be like, I can by myself 100 pounds worth of clothes this month? then you might not feel so out of control/off the hook about buying yourself stuff, because you'll have put some measure of control on it.

    Everyone has body issues that can be limiting when trying to buy clothes etc.. like my feet are really long and narrow, and its almost impossible to buy shoes - so definitely turns me off shoe shopping. you just need to find a few brands that are good fits for you, (some might be a little pricey), but in the long run you'll feel better about yourself!!
    Posted December 8th, 2012 at 04:53 PM by Lozz Lozz is offline
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    Buying Stuff For Myself

    Yeah that's why I kinda just want to go shopping after christmas with my boyfriend. Like I said, I can be really indecisive.. so at least he can make shopping fun and we can laugh even if most things look terrible on me instead of walking away feeling bad that I can never look as good as anyone else :ccc..
    Posted December 8th, 2012 at 02:36 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Buying Stuff For Myself

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    Originally Posted by Kura View Comment
    What you say is really true though. Has it happened to you?
    Yeah, it's usually how I roll. I guess it's because I feel like I should just splurge and get it over with, as if that would make it not as bad or something. My results are a lot better when I have input from friends. Maybe that's just the peer pressure or something, but I like things friends say look good on me (if we're talking clothes for instance).
    Posted December 8th, 2012 at 02:03 PM by Esper Esper is offline
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    Buying Stuff For Myself

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    Originally Posted by Scarf View Comment
    The worst part about this mindset is when you do finally break and splurge on something it's often not the greatest or most useful thing, just something expensive, that you regret soon after which just reinforces your old mindset.
    Yeah, I did that with a dress I wore once.. and don't plan on wearing again because it's strapless and I feel uncomfortable wearing strapless stuff..

    What you say is really true though. Has it happened to you?
    Posted December 8th, 2012 at 01:52 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Buying Stuff For Myself

    I have a serious problem with jeans. I can find any other sorts of pants, shorts or trousers that fit me just fine, put oh no, jeans will just not cooperate.

    So when that happens, I just grab €15 and treat myself to a book or CD somewhere. Those are easier to find.
    Posted December 8th, 2012 at 01:25 PM by Ivysaur Ivysaur is offline
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    Buying Stuff For Myself

    The worst part about this mindset is when you do finally break and splurge on something it's often not the greatest or most useful thing, just something expensive, that you regret soon after which just reinforces your old mindset.
    Posted December 8th, 2012 at 01:21 PM by Esper Esper is offline
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    Buying Stuff For Myself

    Because I was wearing the ONE sweater I have that actually looks nice. Most of the time I wear a plain/crap shirt and jeans haha but thanks and thanks for reading.
    Posted December 8th, 2012 at 12:29 PM by Kura Kura is offline

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