At the break of dawn

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@Anek thank you! No handle on the mug... 😅
@lofivelcro thanks!
@JCU @CODawn @Fremen :LOL:

@TopNotch yeah... I hope I won't make that mistake


Sunday October 30th
I had a relax day. Spent the day reading, then went for a run and made pumpkin-corn soup. I also made a few new workout plans, want to fit in a few challenges, but ended up selecting 13 ones.. cut it down to 9 :bigsmile: I'll see how many I will finish
▪️  Walk 1.42 km, 20minutes. Warming up
▪️  Run 2x17 min, 2 min rest
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 2, lvl 1 with 30 sec rest
▪️  Yoga 30 days of yoga, day 28
▪️ Haunted Hive 3x10 jumping jacks
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 1, 3x (10 air bike crunches+6sitting twists [with 5.5 kg dumbbell])
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 1, 3x (8 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 1, 4x (10 step jacks+4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge  Deadhang, day 1, 2x10 sec
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 1. 20 min on the warm up
▪️ Challenge 1 minute meditation, day 1
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude:
* Loving family
* Sunny weather with a lot of mushrooms
* Pico :love:
▪️ Challenge Counting victories:
* Doing the dishes and cooking dinner

Steps today: 10593

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

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

Exercise streak: 219 days
Step streak: 45 days

Pictures
All were taken with my phone

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NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU @CODawn thanks!
@Froud thank you!
@motionaction thanks, I had a l9vely day 😊

Monday October 31st
:pumpkin:
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 3, lvl 3+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Back&Core, day 24
▪️  Yoga 30 days of yoga, day 29
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 2, 30 air bike crunches
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 2, 30 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 2, 50 step jacks
▪️ Challenge  Deadhang, day 2, 20 sec
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 2. 28 min
▪️ Challenge 1 minute meditation, day 2
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 2:
* Misty mornings
* Books that take you to another world
* My wake up light
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 2:
* Getting to bed in time

Steps today: 7026

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

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

Exercise streak: 222 days
Step streak: 46 days
 

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@Lady Celerity thanks! 😊

October summary
I few hours less than last month, but it's okay. I was consistent, improved my running and a little bit of my fitness level. To increase my fitness I should do more cardio, but with my achilles that's not really an option, so I'll just be patient until that too improves.

Stats are from Strava. Funny thing I noticed: since I'm using Strava (2014) I have run 2223 km. Too bad it's not 2222 but you can't have it all ;)

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NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
Tuesday November 1st
Went out with a friend. We ate pie (snickers pie :bouncebounce:) and went to the movies. It was 'sneak night', they didn't tell what movie would be playing, even the ticket guy at the door didn't know and was very curious. It turned out to be '3000 years of longing', a very slow movie about the history of a djinn.
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 4, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Back&Core, day 25, balance. I loved this. Funny to see the difference between my left and right side. Left is pretty stable, right not at all.
▪️  Yoga 30 days of yoga, day 30, 15 min meditation. :completed:
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 3, 3x (10 air bike crunches + 6 sitting twists), with 2x1 kg ankle weights and additional 5.5 kg dumbbell on the sitting twists
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 3, 3x (10 side bends +4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 3, 4x (10 step jacks +4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge  Deadhang, day 3, 2x 10 sec
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 3. 20 min
▪️ Challenge 1 minute meditation, day 3
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 3:
* Music
* Sleep
* Pie
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 3:
* Getting some neglected paperwork done at work

Steps today: 8507

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

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

Exercise streak: 223 days
Step streak: 47 days
 
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NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@Froud @Mianevem @Fremen @SkorpionUK @TopNotch @Anek thank you! :tu:

Wednesday November 2nd 🕯
▪️  Walk 1.61 km warming up
▪️ Run 3x10 min, 2 min rest
▪️ Basics Baseline , day 5, lvl 1
▪️ Program Back&Core, day 26
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 4, 30 air bike crunches with 2x1 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 4, 30 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 4, 50 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 4, 25 sec
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 4. 20 min in warming up walk
▪️ Challenge 1 minute meditation, day 4
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 4:
* Making my mom happy
* Loving sister in law
* My wake up light
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 4:
* I acted pretty patient today

Steps today: 13213

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (3/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 Practice pull ups twice a week (3/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (4/7)

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

Exercise streak: 224 days
Step streak: 48 days
 

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU thank you! I didn't like the movie much, don't think I'll ever rewatch it. It's extremely slow, there's no climax, and one of the plot twists wasn't very logical to me. It was beautifully made though.
@Sif_Shepard thanks!
@Julian4077 thank you and thanks! Yeah I intentionally made a bit of a mix of different things. Because it doesn't take much time per challenge, it makes almost a full workout all together
@Lady Celerity thanks! Yes I like it a lot! I'm going to start the follow up program. Only the increasing duration of the meditation is hard for me 😅
 

NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
Thursday November 3rd
Pico has discovered I'm going crazy happy when she hits her new rope ball, and I'll grand her candy. That's the only reason she'll look at it 🤣
▪️ Basics Baseline, day 6, lvl 2+, 30 sec between sets
▪️  Program Back&Core, day 27, planking
▪️  Yoga 30 days more of yoga, day 1
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 5, 3x (12 air bike crunches with 2x1 kg ankle weights + 4 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell l
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 5, 3x (10 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 5, 4x ( 12 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 5, 2x10 sec
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 5. 23 min
▪️ Challenge 1 minute meditation, day 5
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 5:
* my comfortable car with seat heating
* pizza, one of the best inventions ever
* my winter jacket, which makes walking in the rain comfortable
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 5:
* doing my walk despite the pouring rain

Steps today: 6149

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (4/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 Practice pull ups twice a week (4/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (5/7)

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

Exercise streak: 225 days
Step streak: 49 days
 
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NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@Louve Rose :tu:

Friday November 4th
Finally weekend!
▪️ Basics Baseline, day 7, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Back&Core, day 28
▪️  Yoga 30 days more of yoga, day 2
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 6, 40 air bike crunches with 2x1 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 6, 40 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 6, 60 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 6, 30 sec
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 6. 24 min
▪️ Challenge 1 minute meditation, day 6
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 6:
* Beautiful colors in the sky during sunset
* Having a shared interest with my mom
* Achilles recovering
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 6:
* Making it through the (work)day

Steps today: 6747

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (5/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 Practice pull ups twice a week (5/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (6/7)

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

Exercise streak: 226 days
Step streak: 50 days
 

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@CODawn thanks!

Saturday November 5th
There was a volleyball tournament from work today. I didn't play in our team, but I cheered them on with home made pink pompons. So I moved a lot, and chose to skip the workouts. They won 4 of 5 matches, so ended 5th place of 20.
▪️  Run 2x19 min, 2 min rest. Didn't twist my ankle during my run! But did during my cooling down walk... It wasn't bad luckily. But maybe I should avoid running in the forest, or at least the places with a lot of fallen leaves (which is almost everywhere).
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 7. 21 min, 1.57 km (was my warmup walk before running)
▪️ Challenge 1 minute meditation, day 7
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 7:
* Sunny weather in autumn
* A very pleasant dinner with colleagues
* a night's good sleep
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 7:
* Going to the volleyball tournament even though at first I didn't want to; it turned out to be a very awesome day!

Steps today: 14365

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (6/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
▪️ Practice pull ups twice a week (5/2)
🙂 5.000 steps a day (7/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (3/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (0/5)
▪️ Going to bed in time 5 times a week (3/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (6/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 227 days
Step streak: 51 days
 
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NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU Thanks!
@Silent Wolf thank you!
@DorothyMH me too! Still haven't tried it though.. 🤔

Sunday November 6th
I had a relax day, with a lot of reading. I woke up early, but slept further on the couch. When waking up I noticed Pico was sleeping on my chest :love:
▪️  Hike 6.35 km
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 8, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️ Program Back&Core, day 29
▪️  Yoga 30 days more of yoga, day 3. 20 min meditation
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 7, 3x (12 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 6 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell )
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 7, 3x (10 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 7, 4x (12 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 7, 2x10 sec
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 8. 87 min (hike)
▪️ Challenge 1 minute meditation, day 8
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 8:
* Pico sleeping on my chest
* Reading
* Going for a hike, despite not wanting to, and it made me feel better
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 8:
* Going for a hike

Steps today: 9964

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

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (4/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (0/5)
🙂 Going to bed in time 5 times a week (4/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (7/5)
🙂 Getting 2 chores done (1/2)

Exercise streak: 228 days
Step streak: 52 days
 

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@Laura Rainbow Dragon thank you! And you're welcome, I hope you'll like it
@motionaction thanks! :LOL:

PS
I forgot to mention my The Lord of the Rings challenge. I've done one before with the hive, but now I'm doing one with friends. I finished the first part to Bree, so I'm getting my medal :dance:
My friends are halfway, so I'll have to wait for them in the Prancing Pony ;)

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NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@mavie @Fremen @TopNotch @Sif_Shepard @Anek :tu:
@Froud thanks! It definitely is a nice challenge :LOL: and the best part is that it's split in 5 challenges, so you can earn 5 medals!

Monday November 7th
On one end I do want to wait for my friends to reach bree to, before moving on. But, while they're only halfway, it'll take 2 more months for them to arrive... 😅
Maybe I should do an RPG program in the meantime. I'm not sure yet what to do now I've finished Back&Core
▪️ Basics Baseline, day 9, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Back&Core, day 30. :completed:
▪️  Yoga 30 days more of yoga, day 4
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 8, 40 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 8, 40 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 8, 60 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 8, 35 sec. Every time I think I'm not going to make it. But then I did
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 9. 21 min
▪️ Challenge 1 minute meditation, day 9
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 9:
* The smell of grass
* Beautiful sunrises
* Enthousiastic interns
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 9:
* Working out despite being tired

Steps today: 6967

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

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

Exercise streak: 229 days
Step streak: 53 days
 

SkorpionUK

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Sorceress from Germany
Posts: 130
"Building good habits"
I forgot to mention my The Lord of the Rings challenge.
First of all - congrats!! Also on Back & Core!

Second - oh, does this company advertise online a lot? I feel like I've seen the logo before. You pay a small fee for each walk, right?

I had a couple of goes at a spreadsheet-based version of the Walk to Mordor, hehe!
 
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