Exercising towards a better tomorrow!

aku-chan

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Thanks! @MadamMeow @CODawn @Montserrat @JCU @TopNotch @Mamatigerj @Fremen

Got up late and had to go out early, but I had just enough time for the important bits:-

Universal Warmup done,
30 Calf Raises (EotD) done (In one go),
Day 23 of Power HIIT done (3 sets),
Day 5 of Daily HIIT done.

Housemate took me clothes shopping for my birthday, got some colourful, flowery shirts, see y'all tomorrow!
 

Lady Celerity

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"..one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on.."
happy birthday! sounds like it was fun!
Happy Birthday GIF by Vincent Winter
 

aku-chan

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Thanks! @Lady Celerity @PetiteSheWolf

Got up a little late (I may be feeling happier, but it's still hard to get out of bed in the mornings!), but there was no rush so I did everything:-

Universal Warmup done,
40 Clamshells (EotD) done (In one go),
30 Knee-to-Elbows done (Birthday present from @Mamatigerj ),
Watch Me Shine (WotD) done (3 sets),
Day 24 of Power HIIT done (3 sets),
Day 6 of Daily HIIT done (Managed 2 Burpees on the first set, I'm getting faster :move:),
Stretched done.

A quiet day of chores ahead, see y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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Another day done:-

Universal Warmup done,
40 Side Kicks (EotD) done (In one go),
Gone Wild (WotD) done (3 sets),
Day 25 of Power HIIT done (3 sets),
Day 7 of Daily HIIT done,
Stretched done.

Not sure how much I'll get done tomorrow, gotta take the Housemate to an early Hospital appointment, but I'll try to get at least the important bits done, see y'all then!
 

aku-chan

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Managed a little bit early yesterday, also did a little bit today (Feeling really worn out at the moment):-

Yesterday:-

Universal Warmup done,
20 Hop Heel Clicks (EotD) done (In one go),
Day 26 of Power HIIT done (3 sets),
Day 8 of Daily HIIT done.

Today:-

Universal Warmup done,
40 W-Extensions (EotD) done (In one go, standing up),
Roadhouse attempted (1 set, with 20 Knee Push-Ups and a 30 Count Elbow Plank Hold),
Day 27 of Power HIIT attempted (2 sets),
Day 9 of Daily HIIT attempted (2 sets).

Quiet day of re-charging our batteries ahead, see y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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Full of beans this morning :chicken:, so did better with the exercising:-

Universal Warmup done,
30 Crunch Kicks (EotD) done (In one go),
Up & Down (WotD) done (3 sets),
Day 28 of Power HIIT done (3 sets),
Day 10 of Daily HIIT done,
Stretched done.

Not sure what to do with myself today, it's too nice to stay in and do chores, but the Housemate isn't up to going out, I'm sure I'll figure something out, see y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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:thanks: @Maegaranthelas

Another good day:-

Universal Warmup done,
30 Seconds Single Leg Hops (EotD) attempted (I did Side-to-Side Hops),
No Mercy (WotD) done (3 sets, I find Turning Kicks are tough on the old knees, so did 1 set with them and 2 with Side Kicks),
Day 29 of Power HIIT done (3 sets),
Day 11 of Daily HIIT done,
Stretched done.

Spent a chunk of yesterday tidying up my "To read / watch" pile, discovered I've got about 200 books and 300 DVD's to get through :excuseme:, gotta cut back on picking up random things until I've put a decent dent in the pile, before I really start going down that Hoarder path.
See y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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@Maegaranthelas - Yeah, I regret counting mine.

Not a great day so far, did a bit of exercising but the Housemate has soured my mood, and I just couldn't be bothered to do any more:-

Universal Warmup done,
60 Seconds Raised Arms Hold (EotD) done,
Soft Girl attempted (1 set),
Day 30 of Power HIIT attempted (1 set),

Going to save everything and give it another go tomorrow.
Did have a Farmers Market to go to today, but I think I'll just go back to bed, see y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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Did better with my second attempt:-

Universal Warmup done,
60 Seconds Side Jacks (EotD) done (In one go),
Soft Girl done (3 sets),
Day 30 of Power HIIT done (3 sets, all done!),
Days 12 and 13 of Daily HIIT done (Urgh... Doing a double day is a lot harder than it looks),
Morning Mobility.

Really enjoyed doing Power HIIT (Although I'm not too sure I'm doing the whole HIIT thing right), so I'm going to stick with HIIT programs for now, see y'all tomorrow!

(Went to give myself the Power HIIT badge and I've already got one, totally don't remember doing the program before!)
 
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aku-chan

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Thanks! @JCU @graoumia @MadamMeow @Lady Celerity @Maegaranthelas @Fremen - Going to check I haven't already done something before I start from now on!

Hard old workout today:-

Universal Warmup done,
50 Knee Strikes (EotD) done (In one go),
Moxie (WotD) done (3 sets),
Day 1 of Combat HIIT done (5 sets),
Day 14 of Daily HIIT done.

The sunny spring has gone, the much more usual rainy spring is here :sad:
See y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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:thanks: @Mamatigerj

@TopNotch - But I don't get a precious badge if I repeat things.

Another day done:-

Universal Warmup done,
20 Burpees (EotD) attempted (I tried, I got 5 done but it took so much time!),
Hot Potato (WotD) done (3 sets),
Day 2 of Combat HIIT done (3 sets, did these with Inclined Push-Ups so I wasn't wasting time getting up and down),
Day 15 of Daily HIIT done,
Morning Mobility done.

We've started getting Seagulls in the garden, it's hilarious watching a bird with a four foot wingspan try to balance on our teeny-tiny bird feeders, although it's less funny when they fly off with an entire suet-filled coconut shell you just put out :stomp:.
See y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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Took a rest day yesterday, woke up with tired, old bones.
Back at it today :strong::-

Universal Warmup done,
60 Seconds Backfists (EotD) done (In one go),
Cardio Combat (WotD) done (3 sets),
Day 3 of Combat HIIT done (5 sets),
Day 16 of Daily HIIT done,
Morning Mobility done.

Finished the first book of the Thrawn Trilogy, still have the same problem I had with the character when he was in Rebels though, he's just too hyper-competent to be a main antagonist (And the whole "I know how an entire species thinks by studying their art" thing is silly). But I did enjoy the book overall and will continue with the next two.
Going to finally finish watching Swamp Thing first though.
See y'all tomorrow!
 

NancyTree

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Congrats on Power HIIT :cheer:

Spent a chunk of yesterday tidying up my "To read / watch" pile, discovered I've got about 200 books and 300 DVD's to get through :excuseme:, gotta cut back on picking up random things until I've put a decent dent in the pile, before I really start going down that Hoarder path.

See, I'm going to avoid that feeling by not counting my books :amused:

Second that ;) 🫣
 

aku-chan

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Thanks! @NancyTree

Struggled today, it's hot this morning plus more ab exercises, did what I could:-

Universal Warmup done,
30 Seconds Elbow Clicks (EotD) done (In one go),
Ultimate Abs (WotD) attempted (1 set, my Abs were too sore after that),
Day 5 of Combat HIIT attempted (4 sets, just too hot to do that final set),
Day 18 of Daily HIIT done.

If I'm getting this hot mid-spring, I hate to think what summer is going to be like, see y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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Took a rest day yesterday to see if it would help my tired, achey legs (It didn't do much), so just did what I could today:-

Universal Warmup done,
20 Jumping Lunges (EotD) attempted (Just did plain Lunges),
Northman (WotD) done (3 sets, kept getting stuck mid-Lunge so I just did what I could manage),
Day 6 of Combat HIIT done (3 sets with Inclined Push-Ups),
Day 19 of Daily HIIT done,
Stretched done.

See y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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:thanks: @JCU

Another day wrapped up:-

Universal Warmup done,
30 Knees-to-Elbow (EotD) done (In one go. I've just realised how rare it is these days that I don't do the Exercise of the Day in one go now, I'm getting fitter! :yas:),
Come Back Faster (WotD) done (3 sets with Side-to-Side Hops),
Day 7 of Combat HIIT done (5 sets),
Day 20 of Daily HIIT done (The final set were Step Jacks, just couldn't get myself airborne),
Stretched done.

I've found my egg cooker, yay! Poached eggs for breakfast, see y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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Thanks! @Obsinosterous @CODawn @MadamMeow @Lady Celerity @NancyTree @JCU @graoumia @PetiteSheWolf @Fremen @Mamatigerj @Maegaranthelas - I'm healing up slowly!

Being good and trying to keep mobile, usually by taking the Housemate for a slow evening walk, but I thought I'd add some light exercises today now I can stay on my feet:-

Universal Warmup done,
Day 1 of Recovery done,
Day 1 of Vitality done (3 sets).

This seemed a little too easy, even with my achey spine, so I'll add a bit more tomorrow, see y'all then!
 

aku-chan

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Another day done:-

Universal Warmup done,
Day 5 of Vitality done (3 sets, urgh... W Extensions),
Day 5 of 30 Days of LIIT done (3 sets),
Day 5 of Recovery done.

Shakshuka Eggs turned out tasty, but the Housemate wasn't a fan (Going to have to accept that she'll only eat eggs in really cheesy omelettes). Not sure what to do today since the rain shows no sign of stopping, see y'all tomorrow!
 

aku-chan

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Struggled this morning, woke up with a headache plus I hurt my back putting out the laundry, but I managed to do most of what I wanted:-

Universal Warmup done,
60 Seconds High Knees (EotD) done,
Day 6 of Recovery done,
Day 6 of Vitality done (3 sets),
Day 6 of 30 Days of LIIT done (3 sets),
Day 1 of Gladiator done,
Stretched done.

Feeling a bit better after a cup of tea and a pb&j bagel, but I think I'll take it easy today, see y'all tomorrow!
 
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