At the break of dawn

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 1,913
@manuela @TortoiseVibe @Anek @HellYeah @Fremen @Tileenah @CODawn @Lady Celerity @JCU :tu:

Saturday March 4th
I ended the day with a step count of exactly 12000. By accident. I find that really cool 🤓
Started Unbound, but to me it feels more like a strength program than a stretching one.. Are there others who find it very tough?
▪️ Walk 1.94 km, warming up
▪️  Run 5.42 km. ZR S1M23. Season finale. No chases, luckily, because I chose the hilly route
▪️  Basics Arms of steel chair ed, day 1, lvl 1+
▪️ Program Foundation, day 24
▪️  Challenge Kicks & Punches, day 1, 3x20 side kicks
▪️  Challenge Back & Shoulders, day 1, 3x12 reverse angels
▪️ Challenge Super abs, day 1, 3x (8 leg raises + 8 side planks)
▪️  Challenge Wall sit, day 1, 20 sec
▪️  Stretching U bound, day 1

Steps today: 12.000

Healthy choices
▪️ For lunch healthy crackers with bell pepper spread
▪️ Decided to not push myself to do anything

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (6/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (6/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (2/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (2/5)
▪️ Going to bed in time 5 times a week (3/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (2/5)
🙂 Getting 2 chores done (3/2)

Exercise streak: 345 days
Step streak: 170 days
Daily walk streak: 124 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 113 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 116 days (1st day Nov 9 2022

Pictures

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NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 1,913
@JCU thanks! And yoga has been months since I last practiced. But I think 1 minute lunge hold would be hard for me even with practice 😅 day 2 was better
@TopNotch @Lady Celerity @Tileenah thank you!
@PetiteSheWolf :tu: and you didn't spoiler more than the season 2 teaser I got after the last mission of season 1 ..
@CODawn thanks! And glad I found a fellow 'sufferor'



btw, did anyone do the Brunswick Incident in ZR? I'm not sure if I want to do it or just go on with season 2. Any advice?

Sunday March 5th
Didn't domuch more than my hike. Went to the cinema in the evening with a friend. Didn't like the movie much.
▪️  Hike 11.18 km around an estate

Steps today: 17305

Healthy choices
▪️ no snacks until the movies

Monday March 6th
It's Pico's birthday! I gave her a liquid snack she loves like crazy. It tried to make a  nice picture of her, but she's a photographer's nightmare 😅🤣
▪️  Basics Arms of Steel chair edition, day 2
▪️  Program Foundation, day 25
▪️Challenge Kicks & Punches, day 2, 3x20 punches
▪️Challenge Back & Shoulders, day 2, 3x6 w extensions
▪️ Challenge Super abs, day 2, 3x 20 sec elbor plank
▪️Challenge Wall sit, day 2, 30 sec
▪️Stretching Unbound, day 2

Steps today: 8226

Healthy choices:
▪️ didn't push myself to do my planned exercise, my legs feel like they need rest.
▪️ aftef coming home late from work, I cooked dinner

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (1/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (1/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (1/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (1/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (4/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 347 days
Step streak: 172 days
Daily walk streak: 126 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 115 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 118 days (1st day Nov 9 2022

 Pictures

From my hike yesterday

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This was Pico 8 years ago:

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This is she now, alway looking angry on photos

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But she still can look sweet 🥰

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TopNotch

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Ranger from Australia
Posts: 1,648
"Motivation is temporary. Discipline is forever."
The Brunswick Incident was a series of "lost" epidodes that reappeared only a year or so ago. I hadn't, of course, done them before S2. You don't need to. They are very short - about 15 minutes each. I listened to them which doing housework instead. They are worth listening to, but whenever you want. They have no impact on or relevence to future stories.
Kittens are always so cute. I suppose that's so we don't eat them. ;) Habit keeps us not doing that when they grow. That, and the fear of fur-balls!
 

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 1,913
@Tileenah @PetiteSheWolf @Fremen @manuela @Anek @CODawn @Gandhalfit :tu:

Tuesday March 7th
I went to a concert of a quartet with 2 violins, a cello and a oboe. It was really beautiful! We ate pizza in the restaurant where I went as a student, it was still as good!
▪️  Abs 2 min abs

Steps today: 9417

Wednesday March 8th
I had a run in the snow! I did an Abel Township race of 5km, on a pre set 5k running course. My Garmin watch was exactly synchronous with the signs, but the app was behind after 3.5 km. So the race wasn't done after 5k..
I ran a great time 😊 and I LOVE snow!
▪️  Walk 1.43 km
▪️ Run 5.81 km. ZR Abel Township race. Ultra Violet: 5k. Avg 5.28 min/km = 10.98 km/h

Steps today: 12995

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (3/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (3/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (2/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (2/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (2/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 349 days
Step streak: 174 days
Daily walk streak: 128 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 117 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 120 days (1st day Nov 9 2022

Pictures

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NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 1,913
@JCU @HellYeah thanks!
@TopNotch yes it is!

Thursday March 9th
▪️ Hike 2.56 km. This was around sunset, it was a bit rainy and misty. The forest ranger drove by, turned and came back. I thought he was going to tell me I wasn't allowed in the forest at that hour (3 min after sunset), but he merely asked if the car that was parked further on was mine. It was no problem I parked there, he just wondered who would be gone in the forest on this hour. And he drove away out of the national park. It was only a 5 min walk to the car. Good to know that the ranger would've been looking for me if I had been lost in the woods.
▪️  Basics Arms of steel chair edition, day 3, lvl 1+
▪️  Program Foundation, day 26, lvl 1+
▪️Challenge Kicks & Punches, day 3, 100 side kicks
▪️Challenge Back & Shoulders, day 3, 3x12 reverse angels
▪️ Challenge Super abs, day 3, 3x (8 leg raises + 8 side planks)
▪️Challenge Wall sit, day 3, 40 sec
▪️Stretching Unbound, day 3

Steps today: 7335

Healthy choices
▪️ Only 2 small pieces of "boterkoek", no English translation possible here. It is só good, and once you start stopping is nearly impossible. But, I ate no more.

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (4/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (4/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (3/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (3/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (3/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 350 days
Step streak: 175 days
Daily walk streak: 129 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 118 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 121 days (1st day Nov 9 2022
 

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 1,913
@Lady Celerity thanks, I love snow 😊
I hope you got the right boterkoek while googling, because the translation to English gives you 'buttercake' but that is very different. This is the Dutch boterkoek I mean:

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@Tileenah @Anek thanks

Friday March 10th
When going home from work, it was Snowing! I was tired, so went by foot to get some fries, Pico came along. At the cafeteria it was really busy with cars and it confused Pico, she didn't want to go in the bushes as I told her, so I thought to just go fast inside to be done with getting the fries so we could go home. When going outside, I didn't see her, I called but she didn't come. I thought I could hear her call back, but it was soft and distant, and she didn't come, so I thought I might have misheard and she had fled home. But getting home, she wasn't there, and there was a marching band walking around the neighborhood, so I got worried because Pico is an anxious kitty. So I rushed back to the cafeteria, I called her, and again, I heard her in a distance. So I looked in the trees, if she was in there, but she wasn't. We kept calling each other and then I saw her, across the busy street at the end of the square. Luckily she waited until the cars were gone and then she rushed towards me. I was so happy she wasn't hurt!
Fell asleep on the couch, was still very groggy when I woke up and decided to go to bed. Still did Foundation.
▪️  Program Foundation, day 27, lvl 1+

Steps today: 6320

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (5/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (5/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (3/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (4/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (4/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 351 days
Step streak: 176 days
Daily walk streak: 130 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 119 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 122 days (1st day Nov 9 2022
 

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 1,913
@JCU thanks!
@Gandhalfit Yeah, sometimes I'm terrified too like yesterday, but luckily mostly when I'm not around she keeps close to the house
@PetiteSheWolf @CODawn thanks!
@Anek :thanks:

Saturday March 11th
▪️  Hike 12.88 km. Snow and sun!
▪️  Basics Arms of Steel chair edition , day 4, lvl 1+
▪️  Program Foundation, day 28, lvl 1+
▪️Challenge Kicks & Punches, day 4, 100 punches
▪️Challenge Back & Shoulders, day 4, 3x (6 w extensions + 6 prone reverse fly's)
▪️ Challenge Super abs, day 4, 3x 20 sec elbow plank
▪️Challenge Wall sit, day 4, 20 sec
▪️Stretching Unbound, day 4

Steps today: 18791

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (6/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (6/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (3/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (4/5)
▪️ Going to bed in time 5 times a week (4/5)
▪️ Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 352 days
Step streak: 177 days
Daily walk streak: 131 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 120 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 123 days (1st day Nov 9 2022

 Pictures

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NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 1,913
@TopNotch @JCU @Lady Celerity @TortoiseVibe @Fremen @aku-chan :tu:
@Tileenah thanks! I'm trying to learn some French. I've had French at school for 4 years, but never understood 😅 I also started German recently to catch up for my holiday, but that's an easy laguage for me.

Sunday March 12th
Went to Amsterdam with a friend and her 6 year old, to go to a science museum. It was cool but a lot of standing still, which hurt my feet after a few hours. I had the ambitious idea to go for a run early in the morning, before taking off to Amsterdam, but I'm glad I changed plans.
▪️ Basics Arms of Steel chair edition , day 5
▪️  Program Foundation, day 29
▪️Challenge Kicks & Punches, day 5, 4x20 side kicks
▪️Challenge Back & Shoulders, day 5, 3x14 reverse angels
▪️ Challenge Super abs, day 5, 3x (10 leg raises + 10 side planks)
▪️Challenge Wall sit, day 5, 50 sec
▪️Stretching Unbound

Steps today: 10392

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (7/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (7/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (3/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (4/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (5/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (1/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 353 days
Step streak: 178 days
Daily walk streak: 132 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 121 days (1st day Nov 12 2022)
Meditation streak: 124 days (1st day Nov 9 2022

Picture

Amsterdam

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