At the break of dawn

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@BetaCorvi @Anek @TopNotch @Mianevem @Froud @Fremen @mavie @JCU @Silent Wolf @Sif_Shepard @Laura Rainbow Dragon @Louve Rose :tu: thanks all!

@SkorpionUK I don't know if they advertise, in the Netherlands I hadn't seen it before, my friend found it and 'recruited' me ;) They have a lot of virtual challenges, and they're spamming me with discounts and stuff trying to convince me to do also another one. You pay for each challenge, I found it pretty expensive at first sight, but then I saw they plant a tree (or scoop some plastic out of the ocean, you can choose which) every 20% of the challenge.

Tuesday November 8th
My direct colleague came to me after coming back from a 3 week holiday and started the same conversation as my other colleague 4 weeks ago. Apparently she heard the same gossip from that colleague about creating an unsafe environment and that I am not giving them space to make choices for themselves. So I'm a wreck again. I'm not sure how I can be myself, questioning myself, am I okay as a person? It feels not fair that she comes up with this now, I've dealt with this already. And she also couldn't say if I created an unsafe environment in the meeting we had today (I asked her this specifically), she just said that I'm participating a lot. I'm glad I have vacation myself in a few days...

But, tonight I went to a concert of an awesome singer and it was fantastic 😊
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 10, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 1, lvl 1. 60 high knees
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 9, 3x (14 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 6 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell)
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 9, 3x (12 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 9, 4x (14 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 9, 2x10 sec.
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 10. 22 min
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 10:
* Having a supportive friend
* An awesome live concert
* Fries (yummie!)
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 10:
* Opening up to a friend and doing my walk even though I don't feel well

Steps today: 8862

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 (0/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (1/5)
▪️ 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: 230 days
Step streak: 54 days

Music
 

NancyTree

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

Wednesday November 9th
Felt down most of the day. Took a nap, went for a run and talked with a friend from the US. Now I'm done and scared to go to work tomorrow. No idea how to act.
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 11, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero hero, day 2, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 10, 40 sec.
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 10, 40 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 10, 40 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 10, 70 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 11. 20 min
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 10
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 11:
* Having sun instead of the predicted rain during my run
* Technique making it possible to keep in touch with an American friend
* Sweet Pico curling up on my chest during my nap (everyday I'm grateful to have her in my life :love:)
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 11:
* Having a healthy dinner

Steps today: 10723

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 (3/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (1/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (2/5)
▪️ 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 (0/2)

Exercise streak: 231 days
Step streak: 55 days

Pictures

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Mianevem

Well-known member
Sorceress from Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 190
:hug:
If it helps anything, I don't think there's anything wrong with assertivity if it's not accompanied with malice and/or too much self-assurance. From what we've seen of you in the Hive so far, it's hard to imagine either of these being the case with you. And I say this as a meek person who's easily dominated. I appreciate "being given space" in a project, but if I'm not, it's usually not the others' fault, if they just happen to be more assertive than me...
 

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@Mianevem thank you :love: I very much appreciate your words.

@mavie thanks!

Thursday November 10th
Today turned out okay. I spoke with another intern (we have 4 😅 this one I hadn't spoken to yet), T, and he didn't find me 'unsafe' t all. He get what others say about being a bit controlling, but he doesn't bother, especially because he's learning and I saved his ass last week because of it. And he had heard from one of the other interns (F) I had a good conversation with a month ago, that he was really happy with how it is going since. So again, there turned out to be no problem at all.
I kind of misspoke again though, because the first colleague complaining about my comment on the hearing aid, made a comment herself about her 'swimming rolls' and I finished her sentence... I don't think I was supposed to.. hopefully she didn't take that one too seriously..
Just 1 day left of work!
▪️ Basics Baseline, day 12 lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 3, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 11, 2x10 sec.
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 11, 3x (14 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 4 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell)
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 11, 3x (12 side bends + 4 twists )
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 11, 4x (14 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 12. 22 min
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 11
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 12:
* Beautiful sunrise
* Darebee! (Workouts and most of all this awesome community)
* Christmas lights
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 12:
* Facing my challenges at work

Steps today: 6218

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 (4/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (1/5).
▪️ 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 (2/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 232 days
Step streak: 56 days
 

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@CODawn thanks :thanks:
@Nanna Io thank you! And thanks for your support. I'm coming to that insight now too 😅

Friday November 11th
Long day.. Ended up finishing all my paperwork of the last month at home, being busy until 1 am.. but, I can go on vacation now without any work problem at all. The intern F came to me in person today before going home, telling me that he really liked my supervision last month, so that's also a really nice sound to hear. Especially that he came up with it himself.
Until the 1st of December, I only focus on good things!
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 13, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero Hero , day 4, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 12, 45 sec.
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 12, 50 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 12, 50 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 12, 70 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 13. 24 min
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 12
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 13:
* Beautiful sunset
* Vacation!
* There are also Nice colleagues
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 12:
* Getting all my paperwork done!

Steps today: 6312

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 (5/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (1/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (3/5)
▪️ 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: 233 days
Step streak: 57 days
 

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
Saturday November 12th
I started the day with doing the dishes (neglected that the last few weeks), went for a run, bought amazing truffle cheese and a nut mix on the local market, prepared lasagna, watched The Lord of the Rings 2 with 2 friends and afterwards we ate the lasagna. I tried a vegetarian version (well, just replaced the mince with vegan 'mince') and it was really good (I used a lot of cheese/grana padano, so what could go wrong after all?).
And I started a new drawing challenge for the duration of my holiday: making a drawing every day.
▪️  Run 6.98 km
▪️ Basics Baseline, day 14, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero hero, day 5. Shoulder taps
▪️ Yoga 30 days more of yoga, day 5. Didn't finish, I stopped at step 7. A 1 minute pose is too long, especially if that means to hold a plank 3 minutes. I'm doubting if I want to finish this one again, or just restart the first 30 days of yoga.
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 13, 2x10 sec.
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 13, 16 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 6 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 13, 3x (14 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 13, 4x (16 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 14. 21 min, 1.62 km warmup walk
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 13
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 14:
* Lasagna
* Lovely sunny weather
* Having a lovely day with friends
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 14:
* Not being too ashamed of my messy house

Steps today: 13589

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

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (2/5).
🙂 Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (4/5)
▪️ 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 (2/2)

Exercise streak: 234 days
Step streak: 58 days

Food
The angle of the picture is a bit weird

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Drawing challenge
Day 1/19

Mushrooms
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NancyTree

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

Sunday November 13th
Another good and relaxing day. I read all morning, went for a hike, had leftover lasagna, started with the jigsaw puzzle I got for my birthday (so addictive), and played the Sims (just as addictive).
▪️  Hike 4.34 km
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 15, lvl 1+ (did kind of 4 sets, because during the second I realised I did not enough march steps in the first set, so declared the first set a 'fail' and did 3 full sets right)
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 6. Punches and squats
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 14, 50 sec.
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 14, 60 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 14, 60 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 14, 80 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 15. 85 min (hike)
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 14
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 15:
* Autumn colors
* Jigsaw puzzles
* The way you get into smalltalk with other people in the local supermarket
* Living (almost) next to the forest
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 15:
* Having stopped gaming before bedtime

Steps today: 7748

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (7/7)
▪️ Practice push ups twice a week (0/2)
🙂 Practice pull ups twice a week (7/2)
🙂 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 (3/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (4/5)
🙂 Getting 2 chores done (3/2)

Exercise streak: 235 days
Step streak: 59 days

Pictures

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Pico helped me with my puzzle

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Drawing Challenge
2/19

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NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU @CODawn thanks! 😊
@Mianevem yeah, she helped me to take a break 😜 and thanks 😊

Monday November 14th
It always feels a bit like skipping class, while not going for work in a at home vacation. 🙃
▪️  Hike 7.55 km with a friend.
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 16, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 7, lvl 1. 80 high knees
▪️  Challenge Deadhang, day 15, 2x10 sec.
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 15, 3x (16 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 6 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell)
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 15, 3x (14 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 15, 4x (16 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 16. ? (More than 1 hour) min (hike)
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 15
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 16:
* Achilles holding up during the whole hike
* Hot Chocolate
* Blankets
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 15:
* Telling my friend I need to slow down the pace during the hike (we both always want to go fast 😅)

Steps today: 12912

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 (1/5).
▪️ 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: 236 days
Step streak: 60 days:completed:

And I finally got my 60 days Garmin badge!

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Drawing challenge
Day 3/19

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JohnStrong

Well-known member
Guardian from Vancouver, BC
Posts: 164
"No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Socrates"
Congratulations on all your progress! What an ambitious set of goals and challenges. You're making me rethink how big I should dream with exercise goals. And, yay, another check-in thread with drawings :)

Are you following any particular program/challenge for the drawings?
 

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@HellYeah @Fremen @SkorpionUK @CODawn @Froud @TopNotch @Anek :thanks:
@JCU thanks! It will be at least 1 drawing a day until December 1st
@Mianevem Thank you! I was pretty proud of myself for it
@JohnStrong thanks! No I don't follow a pre set challenge. I love to draw but never do it, I always feel too busy or restless. A few years back I was inspired by Inktober, but I didn't want to be stuck on ink as medium and had the month off in November, so made my own challenge by just making a drawing everyday, no matter how small, just to get myself drawing again. I hoped I would keep it up by at least a drawing every month, but fell in the same rabbithole of not finding the rest to start something. So now I'm having another multiple weeks at home vacation, I thought to reinstate my challenge. And it may be anything: subject, medium, size, even a scribble is fine.

Tuesday November 15th
Another easy day. Finished my jigsaw puzzle, went to the cinema (Don't Worry Darling), did some shopping in the city (that I needed my steps was a great excuse ;) ) and played a bit of The Sims. Because at the end of the day I still hadn't enough steps, so went for a walk around the block, Pico was ouside and noticed me leaving so she came along, even though it rained. And I got my TLOTR challenge medal: it is very awesome! I won't give any spoilers if anyone wants to do it, but I was very much surprised.
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 17, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 8, lvl 1+, 2x2kg ankle weights, 30 sec rest
▪️Challenge Deadhang, day 16, 55 sec, almosg a minute!
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 16, 60 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 16, 60 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 16, 80 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 17. ? (~40 min walk through the city)
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 16
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 17:
* How saying yes to friends can give you lovely surprises
* Pico going for a walk with me
* Rain
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 16:
* Going out even though I didn't feel like it

Steps today: 5904

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 (2/5).
▪️ 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 (2/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 237 days
Step streak: 61 days

 Pictures

Finished puzzle
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I saw an awesome wall painting in the city:

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Drawing challenge
Day 4/19

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I cannot unsee that the beak is too far from the eye
 

NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU thank you :love:
@mavie @Anek :thanks:
@huma thanks! I ordered 2 more :applause:

Wednesday November 16th
Drove to my cousin today, she lives a 90 min drive away. I was so tired coming home, didn't do any workouts
▪️  Walk 1.63 km, warming up
▪️  Run 10-12-10 min, 2 min rest. Not my best run. Lost my glove, so had to run back to find it, luckily only a 100 meter I guess. Then was so distracted by the Highland Cattle and the sun coming through, I ran past my turn so had to turn around again. Felt chaotic..
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 18. Twice today: 20 min warmup, 33 min walk with my cousin
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 17
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 18:
* Me being lucky in traffic today stopping in time while everything stopped from 100 km/h to zero
* The sun coming out
* Highland cattle
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 18:
* Getting up in time

Steps today: 14574

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

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (2/5).
▪️ 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 (3/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 238 days
Step streak: 62 days

Pictures
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This cow looked really surprised at what I was doing

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Drawing challenge
Day 5/19

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I didn't like the first one much, so gave it another try

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NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU @navie thanks! 😊
@PetiteSheWolf yes, keeping distance has saved me a few times already, combined with looking ahead. For a moment I was afraid the person behind me didn't see it in time.
@motionaction thank you so much! I think the key is setting goals that are doable!
@Nanna Io :thanks:

Thursday November 17th
Rainy day. I went to the mega garden center and the hardware store. I walked for over an hour and made almost 5000 steps. So I decided to skip my planned hike and just sat on the couch with Pico until I went to a friend. Her daughter turned 2 six months ago, and I still had to give her my birthday presents 🙈 she was thrilled and played with it all afternoon
▪️  Basics Baseline , day 18, lvl 1+, 30-60 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 9, lvl 1+, 30-60 sec rest
▪️Challenge Deadhang, day 17, 2x10 sec, almosg a minute!
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 17, 3x (18 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 6 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell)
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 17, 3x (16 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 17, 4x (18 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 19. 60 min
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 18
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 19:
* The happiness of my friend's daughter :love:
* The possibilities of soft pastels
* Cozy blankets on the couch
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 19:
* Asking for help in the hardware store

Steps today: 6663

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (4/7)
▪️ 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 (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 (4/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 239 days
Step streak: 63 days

Drawing challenge
6/19
Some reptile's eye. (And yes, I love to draw eyes 😊)

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