Montserrat's Musings

Montserrat

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Thanks everyone!

@Lady Celerity I wouldn't say I gained any real 'results' from it, but I do think it is a good habit to get into. I am very often (too often) concentrated on either a book or a computer screen. Also, I can tell my eyes are getting worse, I have now been wearing glasses since a year or two. I'm a bit worried about my eyesight in general so it made a lot of sense to me to force myself to redirect my focus every once in a while.

The last few days of this week, my back has been bothering me again, so I am a bit extra careful. The most likely cause is that I bought a new pair of shoes with slightly higher heels (though not all that high) than my previous pair, having its effect on the way that I stand and walk. But it could also be a reaction to stress. Funny how that always gets to my shoulders and back. I hope I can stop it from getting worse.

Have a good week!

:cheerup:


Day 85: 8-4-2024

Day 86: 9-4-2024

Day 87: 10-4-2024

Day 88: 11-4-2024

Day 89: 12-4-2024

Day 90: 13-4-2024

Day 91: 14-4-2024
 

Montserrat

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I think I have managed to not aggravate my back pain any further. It's still there, but not so bad now.

All the hamstring stretching seems to be useful too!

See ya!

:massage:


Day 92: 15-4-2024

Day 93: 16-4-2024
  • EotD: 20 Shoulder Taps (from the FitTap)

Day 94: 17-4-2024

Day 95: 18-4-2024

Day 96: 19-4-2024

Day 97: 20-4-2024

Day 98: 21-4-2024
 

Montserrat

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100 day streak! For me, the hack is to ensure I make time to exercise first thing in the morning.
I didn't do enough running though...

Have a good week everyone!

:float:


Day 99: 22-4-2024

Day 100: 23-4-2024

Day 101: 24-4-2024

Day 102: 25-4-2024

Day 103: 26-4-2024

Day 104: 27-4-2024 👑👑👑 King's Day 👑👑👑

Day 105: 28-4-2024
 

Montserrat

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Thanks for the support dear Bees, it's very encouraging!

This week I completed Upper Body Blast Challenge. Something to celebrate every week! (It's a good, motivating strategy, I think...)

Have a good week all!

:chicken:


Day 106: 29-4-2024

Day 107: 30-4-2024

Day 108: 1-5-2024

Day 109: 2-5-2024

Day 110: 3-5-2024
:completed:

Day 111: 4-5-2024

Day 112: 5-5-2024
 

Montserrat

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Thank you thank you :thanks:

I've abandoned the Hamstring Stretch Challenge, since it involved twelve exercises every day, and I decided it wasn't worth spending that much time on. Seemed a little exaggerated. But I will keep the focus on my hamstrings as a part of my regular stretching routine, especially after going for a run.

On the positive side, I completed the Posture Challenge and I liked it. It wasn't hard to do, but I do think that it activated some muscles which made me stand upright with better posture.

From Thursday until Sunday I was away on a mini holiday, spending some time in Friesland in the north of the Netherlands. I didn't do my regular workouts, but I'll count those days as part of my workout streak as I was quite active, spending a lot of time outdoors in lovely sunny weather. I also managed to go for a run.


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Day 113: 6-5-2024

Day 114: 7-5-2024

Day 115: 8-5-2024
:completed:

Day 116: 9-5-2024
Day 117: 10-5-2024
Day 118: 11-5-2024
Day 119: 12-5-2024

 

Montserrat

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Well... not a good week for exercise at all. I am working on my bachelor thesis and progress on that is slow. This has kept me distracted from working out.

I'm more or less OK about it because I really have to focus on finishing my writing. So far I've managed to do at least a little mini workout every day.

:giveup:


Day 120: 13-5-2024

Day 121: 14-5-2024

Day 122: 15-5-2024

Day 123: 16-5-2024

Day 124: 17-5-2024

Day 125: 18-5-2024

Day 126: 19-5-2024
 

Montserrat

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Another very minimal week.

I was away from home from Monday until Saturday, and being out of my normal environment and daily rhythm always has a huge impact on how much I work out. I managed to do a little something every day to keep my streak, but not much more than that. I suppose it's OK if it doesn't last too long.

Back to more serious training now...

:curlz:


Day 127: 20-5-2024

Day 128: 21-5-2024

Day 129: 22-5-2024

Day 130: 23-5-2024

Day 131: 24-5-2024

Day 132: 25-5-2024

Day 133: 26-5-2024
 

Montserrat

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I felt like starting a program again and chose Reboot. I also completed the Glutes of Steel Challenge.

I'm liking the program, but after three days I was feeling so much muscle soreness (which in itself is good) that I thought it was safer to take it easy for a short while, in preparation of my 10K race on Sunday. So for a few days, I only did some lighter workouts and some stretching, just to be safe.

And today I completed my first ever 10K race! Amazing. It really makes me happy to accomplish something that I've trained for for a while now, and that I'm pretty sure I couldn't have done a few months ago.

:cheerup:


Day 134: 27-5-2024

Day 135: 28-5-2024

Day 136: 29-5-2024

Day 137: 30-5-2024
:completed:
  • Lower Body Stretching
  • Upper Body Stretching

Day 138: 31-5-2024

Day 139: 1-6-2024
  • End Game
  • Lower Body Stretching
  • Upper Body Stretching

Day 140: 2-6-2024
:fireworks:
 
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