At the break of dawn

NancyTree

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Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@CODawn @Montserrat thank you! :thanks:
@JCU thanks!

Friday November 18th
The last days I notice I don't want to do anything. I don't even feel enthusiastic about running. But I drag myself outside and I feel better after doing so. Like today I forced myself to do a short hike, and ended up with more energy afterwards, even did the dishes.
▪️  Hike 4.28 km
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 19, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 10, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️Challenge Deadhang, day 18, 60 sec! 😨 I hope I will keep up with the next steps, started to tremble and barely made it to 60 sec
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 18, 70 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 18, 70 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 18, 90 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 20. 54 min (hike)
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 19
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 20:
* The positive effects of walking
* Having a lovely brother (who happily gave me advise on my house painting job)
* Music 🎶
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 20:
* I did some chores today

Steps today: 7847

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (5/7)
▪️ 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 (1/5)
▪️ 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 (2/2)

Exercise streak: 240 days
Step streak: 64 days

Pictures

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Drawing Challenge
Day 7/19

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NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU thanks! And I still hope to catch a fairy on film once
@Nanna Io thank you!

Saturday November 19th
I started a new jigsaw. Pico helped again, especially with stopping on time. It is so addictive! I had already a very sore back but hadn't stopped if Pico didn't make me.
And tonight I went to the new Black Panther in the cinema. I'm a bit conflicted about what to think. It was good, beautiful and full of cliché. Some things weren't logical. I would recommend it for sure.
▪️  Walk 1.60 km, warming up
▪️  Run 5-22-5 min, 2 min rest. Ran a lot of hills.
▪️ Basics Baseline, day 20, lvl 1+
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 11, lvl 1. 3 min wall sit, did it in 1 go :shakez:
▪️Challenge Deadhang, day 19, 2x10 sec
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 19, 3x (18 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 6 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell)
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 19, 3x (16 side bends + twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 19, 4x (18 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 21. 20 + 12 min (warmup and cool down walk)
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 20
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 21:
* Getting into a nice conversation with fellow cinema visitors
* Books
* Autumn 🍁
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 21:
* No tv today

Steps today: 12285

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 (6/7)

Self care
▪️ Healthy dinner 5 times a week (4/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (1/5)
▪️ 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 (3/2)

Exercise streak: 241 days
Step streak: 65 days

Drawing challenge
Day 8/19

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NancyTree

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

Sunday November 20th
Drove one hour for my hike, which was totally worth it. Even got to see a shepherd at work!
I also finished another jigsaw puzzle 😊
▪️  Hike 7.61 km.
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 21, lvl 1+, 30-60 sec rest
▪️ Program Zero Hero, day 12, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️Challenge Deadhang, day 20, 70 sec, made it easier by counting 7 times 10 and focusing on my breathing
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 20, 70 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 20, 70 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 20, 90 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 22. 100 kin hike
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 21
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 22:
* Seeing a shepherd at work
* The beauty of the Dutch nature
* Hot chocolate!
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 22:
* Taking a drive for a hike, with great outcome!

Steps today: 12134

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 (5/5).
🙂 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 (7/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (3/2)

Exercise streak: 242 days
Step streak: 66 days

Pictures

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There is so much sand! Almost like a desert. I think in English it's called sand drift, but can't find anything about it.

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Drawing challenge
Day 9/19

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NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU @Montserrat @Fremen @CODawn :thanks:
@Nanna Io yes, I think if I counted them I would be fast asleep...
@Anek thank you! it's mostly years of practice :ss:

Monday November 21st
I have been reading all morning until halfway the afternoon. Then I went for a hike, and realised it is getting dark so early! 4.40 pm... and the red route of 5km I wanted to follow was nowhere to be found, saw an orange instead of a red arrow, so tried to follow that but after the first arrow it dissapeared. I found a purple sign from another organisation, looked it up and it was 3.7 and that was a better distance anyway because it would be dark soon, so followed that one. It was beautiful! When almost at the end I finally saw a red sign, so next time I'll give that another try
▪️  Hike 3.62 km around a castle
▪️  Basics Baseline
▪️Challenge Deadhang, day 21, 2x10 sec
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 21, 3x (20 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 6 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell)
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 21, 3x (18 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 21, 4x (20 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 23. 50 min hike
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 22
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 23:
* Castles, giving a peek through history
* Hilly autumn landscape
* My cactus giving me flowers (it's around 10 years old an my aunt that passed away recently gave it to me for my birthday)
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 23:
* Not giving in to my frustration, but finding an even better hike

Steps today: 6997

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 (/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (1/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 243 days
Step streak: 67 days

Pictures

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Drawing challenge
Day 10/19

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NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
Tuesday November 22nd
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Program Zero Hero, day 13, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
:x:Challenge Deadhang, day 22, failure after 50 sec
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 22, 80 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 22, 80 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 22, 100 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 24. >20 min in the garden center
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 23
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 24:
* Going out with my mom
* Christmas joy
* My mom having a nice neighbor
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 24:
* Saying no to a friend (I always feel obligated to do something no matter how I feel)

Steps today: 6685

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 (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 (0/2)

Exercise streak: 244 days
Step streak: 68 days

Drawing challenge
Day 11/19

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NancyTree

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

Wednesday November 23rd
▪️  Walk 1.69 km, warming up
▪️  Run 10-12-10 min, 2 min rest
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, tried day 22 again, failed after 70 sec, I started trembling and couldn't hold anymore for the last 10 sec. So decided this will be day 20 once more, tomorrow I'll do day 21 and then try 22 again.
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 23, 3x (20 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 6 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell)
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 23, 3x (18 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 23, 4x (20 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 25. 20 min warming up walk
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 24
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 25:
* Sunny days
* Christmas songs!
* Having a nap on the couch with Pico
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 25:
* Made some calls today

Steps today: 12817

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 (1/5)
🙂 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: 245 days
Step streak: 69 days

 Pictures

From my run:

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Drawing challenge
Day 12/19

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NancyTree

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

Thursday November 24th
Read all evening, finished my book. Now it's past 11pm so skipped most of the workouts
▪️  Hike 8.75 km. This was awesome! I saw a wild boar, my picture was too dark, but with a little help of my computer I made it a bit brighter. I also saw a great spotted woodpecker and highland cattle. Saw deer footprints, but didn't see any deer.
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 14, lvl 1.
▪️  Challenge Deadhang, dday21, 2x10 sec
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 26. 1u 47m hike
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 25
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 26:
* Having encounters with wildlife
* A beautiful sunset hike
* Reading good books
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 26:
* Didn't let my mind carry away with senseless unfounded thoughts; they turned out to be wrong anyway!

Steps today: 14006

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 (1/5)
▪️ Going to bed in time 5 times a week (2/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (4/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (2/2)

Exercise streak: 246 days
Step streak: 70 days

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Drawing challenge
Day 13/19

I must say, I think I find working with color easier.

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NancyTree

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

Friday November 25th
Went to a very awesome 'experience' with a friend. It was indeed an experience, it was a 3D (video)art exposition, it's impossible to explain, but they used modern audiovisual techniques to remake the old artists like Van Gogh. If you are anywhere near The Netherlands, I will totally recommend it: Remastered, in Rotterdam.
▪️  Basics , Baseline, day 24, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 27. 33 min
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 26
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 27:
* Having a close friend for 20 years already
* Having fun at Remastered
* Washing machines
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 27:
* Got out for a walk even though it is C O L D

Steps today: 6717

Goals progress
Sport
🙂 Exercise 7 days (5/7)
▪️ 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 (2/5).
▪️ Reasonable snacks 5 times a week (1/5)
🙂 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 (2/2)

Exercise streak: 247 days
Step streak: 71 days

Drawing challenge
Day 14/19

At Remastered we were asked to draw something for the first experience.

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And getting home I started with Olaf, be he got too big, doesn't fit on the paper...

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NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU yes, I love Olaf! :love:
@Anek thanks!

Saturday November 26th
I have a lot of chores to do, but I can't get myself to do iit.Maybe I should make a list tomorrow and just start checking things off
▪️  Walk 1.71 km
▪️  Run 5-25-5 min 2 min rest.
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 25, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 15, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️Challenge Deadhang, day 22, 80 sec :yas:
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 24, 80 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 24, 80 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 24, 100 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 28. 21 min
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 27
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 27:
* Saw my family today 😊 including my 2 great-nephews
* Pico being cute
* That I got my drawing kit from my art teacher in High School
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 27:
* I controlled my snack intake

Steps today: 11154

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 (6/7)

Self care
🙂 Healthy dinner 5 times a week (3/5).
🙂 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 (6/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (2/2)

Exercise streak: 248 days
Step streak: 72 days

Drawing challenge
Day 15/19

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NancyTree

Well-known member
Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU thank you so much! And I made a list today, at least it made me start but so luttle time...
@CODawn 😊
@Nanna Io I am doing lvl 1 programs as kind of a warming up, but the intensity is more than just a warmup. So I wanted to find a name that was more suitable, and was inspired by @JCU using the word 'basics', and that's exactly what it is.

Sunday November 27th
Busy day, too many plans for too little time. I started the day with aquarium maintenance. Went to my brother and his wife to help reorganising their attic, which meant a lot of stair steps. Went for a hike, then grocery shopping, quickly cleaned the toilet and did some dishes before a friend came over for dinner and painting. Just did some exercise. My to do list is still very long, but it's 10.45 pm, so the day has ended. Tomorrow another chance!
▪️  Hike 5.18 km
▪️ 2 hours of walking stairs with stuff at my brother's
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 26, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️  Program Zero Hero, day 16, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️ Challenge Deadhang, day 23, 2x10 sec
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 25, 3x (2 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights + 6 sitting twists with additional 5.5 kg dumbbell)
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 25, 3x (20 side bends + 4 twists)
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 25, 4x (22 step jacks + 4 side jacks)
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 29. 1h 5 m hike
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 28
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 28:
* Painting with a friend
* My friend doing the dishes without asking
* Pico being less afraid of people visiting
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 28:
* I started with chores!

Steps today: 11083

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 (3/5)
▪️ Going to bed in time 5 times a week (3/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (7/5)
🙂 Getting 2 chores done (3/2)

Exercise streak: 249 days
Step streak: 73 days

Pictures
Even though it was raining a bit, I went for a hike in the forest.

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Drawing challenge
Day 16/19
A project of my friend she got from her son's school (parents are apparently supposed to make surprise presents for their kids). It's a folder for drawings her son has to use at (primary) school.

I did the sketching and we both painted. It's not finished yet, because I didn't have black paint 🤷🏼‍♀️ so we couldn't make grey...

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NancyTree

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Valkyrie from The Netherlands
Posts: 424
"First day of current streak: 26 Mar 2022"
@JCU yes they are (both things! 😊)
@CODawn oh yes, so lovely! :float:

Monday November 28th
Today I went to the hearth shop, to talk about making my open fireplace into a closed wood stove. Found a beautiful option, with glass around the corner 😊
Almost forgot to draw today, and then I chose a cat with a really hard perpective... so no real quick scribble.
In 3 days I have to go back to work. No idea how to do that...
▪️  Hike 3.94 km on a beautiful estate around a castle (castle was hard to see due to maintenance work, it was all wrapped up)
▪️  Basics Baseline, day 27, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
▪️ Program Zero Hero, day 17, lvl 1+, 30 sec rest
:x: Challenge Deadhang, day 24, failure after 60 sec. I think I'll drop this challenge. It's merely the strength in my hands/fingers that I lack, and after 60 sec it's really hard. So maybe stick to a practice up to 60 seconds.
▪️ Challenge Easy abs, day 26, 90 air bike crunches with 2x2 kg ankle weights
▪️ Challenge Easy core, day 26, 90 side bends
▪️ Challenge Easy cardio, day 26, 110 step jacks
▪️ Challenge Daily walk, day 30. 48 min hike.:completed:
▪️ Challenge 1 min meditation, day 29
▪️ Challenge Daily Gratitude day 29:
* Beautiful autumn colors
* Impressive estates
* An honest salesman that asked for help by his colleague
▪️ Challenge Counting victories day 29:
* Hiking in the rain

Steps today: 9385

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 (1/5)
▪️ Going to bed in time 5 times a week (0/5)
🙂 Doing something to wind down 5 times a week (1/5)
▪️ Getting 2 chores done (0/2)

Exercise streak: 250 days
Step streak: 74 days

Pictures

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Drawing challenge
Day 17/19

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