Shed, Shred and Body Recomposition

Nightg0ddess

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Thusday, 10 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 50 & 51

Friday, 11 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 52 & 53

I really struggled the past 2 days, a little more yesterday. I had this headache from hell. Tension headache. I struggled with Day 51 yesterday, and today with Day 53. The headache didn't seem to like me doing exercise at all, especially Day 51 with the High Knees was quite a challenge. I had to constantly wait for it to pass. The headache would come with a bang, and dissappear. I hope it will be fine now. It seems less tonight. It was so bad, I lost sensation on the right side of my face, next to my ear. It took a few hours before I got back some sensation. It happened before, it is so strange - I had trouble with my ear before, so I am not sure why it does that. Tonight I feel okay. I feel more human.

 

Nightg0ddess

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Saturday, 12 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 54, 55 & 56

Instead of going for the walk today, I did and extra day of 90 DoA. There was a light drizzle earlier, and we expect some thunder and light rain this evening. I loved the weather today, and I felt good. There was 140 climbers, so I am feeling this workout. I did struggle a little with it towards the last 3 sets, but I just took long enough breaks, so I could do my best to complete it. My legs had quite a workout today!!!

My mom's friend's son is attending the INBA/PNBA Natural Bodybuilding Olympia in Las Vegas this weekend (I hope I got the name of it right!). I hope he will do well. He put in so much hard work. He could not attend last year due to the lock down and all the restrictions, so he was very happy he could go this year. It is such a huge accomplishment. I am proud of him.
 

Nightg0ddess

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Sunday, 13 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 57 & 58

There was 400 Squats. Oh.... dear... normally, I have no issue with Squats. But regular Squats. Well... I spiced them up with different variations. I hope that was allowed with the program! I did add some narrow Squats, sumo Squats, step up Squats, squat + kick, and my fave borrowers Squats which killed me!!! Haha
:phew:
I was doing alright. But I also realized I have zero goal or dream, just doing my exercises "because I have to do them daily". I feel... I start to focus in a goal. Even if it's as silly as: have pretty legs, get muscular arms, make my butt bigger (ummmm.... definitely not!!) ... it doesn't really matter what my goal is. Just having one, and working towards something will make things easier for me.

I will finish 90 DoA, but after this program I have to focus on something. Really as simple as, going for weight loss for 30 days, and 30 days of working on my arms after that. Just to stay focused. Doing this abundance of different exercises is okay. I don't dislike it, the program itself is great. But I need a goal. To focus on a result maybe. For motivation or inspiration to keep going.

I find it exceptionally difficult to find a reason why I push myself daily. I say it's to be healthier, to lose weight. Yet... what if I do reach that goal... what then?

I think the reason I start with a bang, and quit easily, is because I want to become a better version of me. Yet, I don't have a real end result in my mind. I don't see myself different. I always feel like a fat person. Which... even when I lose weight is sad, I always fall back to gaining weight. Then had no reason to stay thinner. I need to find a "reason" to get to a certain body type ... and have a reason to stay that way.
:blink:
I have to figure that out before I end 90 DoA. What is my short term goal VS my long term goal. What do want to get of this!? What is my real body goal.
 

Nightg0ddess

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Monday, 14 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 59 & 60

It's been extremely hot since just before noon. Luckily, the rest of the week seems like it would be cooler. I didn't struggle too much, although I did feel quite tired during and after my workout. I had minor cramps in my feet and lower legs after the workout. I just took additional Vitamin B, magnesium and potassium, and the cramps went away in a very short time.

I found a ginger cat in the garden this morning, and a dead bird in the back. The bird had no marks, blood or anything on him, so doubt it was the cat. I think it was pure coincidence. There is many crows in the area, so I'd rather put my money on natural causes, or the crow.

Oh... and the stupid Guinea fowl woke me at 6am. I made a scarecrow in front of the window. The bird did a ninja move to get above the scarecrow, but partly behind it to hit the window. So there was no ass, head, beak, wing print on the window... only like dusty outer wings. How he still managed to get to the window is a mystery. I heard more wings and racket, and less impact against the window. I don't want to put a bird/cat alarm or sprinklers here ... because the cats do come past here, from neighbors, and other smaller birds eat at a bird feeder. So my last option would be now an expensive sort of window cover (like those canopy or tent material sort of durable materials) ... I don't know what it's called. Or outer burglar bars. Gosh... burglar bars to keep a fat bird "window crasher" out. 🐦 that is a new one!

Some clouds is coming over now. The day might start to cool down.
 

SkorpionUK

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"Building good habits"
Happy Birthday!
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Fremen

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"“Keep an eye on the staircases. They like to change.” Percy Weasley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone."
Happy Birthday :fireworks:
 

Nightg0ddess

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Thank you @mavie @Mianevem @Louve Rose @Maly @SkorpionUK @TheLibrarian @Matan @Fremen @PetiteSheWolf

Tuesday, 15 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 61 & 62

Wednesday, 16 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 63, 64 & 65

I did a little bit more exercise this morning. I felt good the past 2 days. The weather was very nice and mild today, so I didn't have any issues.

I decided to do an extra day of exercise today, purely because I ate very wrong. I didn't care about gluten, sugar and so on, but I avoided deep fried foods.
 

Nightg0ddess

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The shrinking program take ages to do... so I took screenshots of my photos. I cheated a little to shrink them to post them here. Haha. There might be something sweet later. Okay, some of the crisps/chips/paaper bites might be fried, but not home fried. My home fried foods would have drenched in oil, so I did avoid that. I didn't have breakfast. This was basically my food for the day. And a slice of avocado for lunch. So overall I didn't eat myself sick today.

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Nightg0ddess

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Thursday, 17 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 66 & 67
Additional walk 90 mins

I didn't have any issues, the weather was mild and pleasant. My shoulder seems 100% - although I am still a little worried if it was related to gluten or even osteoarthritis. I feel like I am finally able to have less out of breath issues while I exercise - like my endurance and stamina is getting better now. It took significantly longer to get to this point.

There was a small field fire near our house last night, and I took a walk to see what was happening, but it was over very quickly. The fire trucks was there already. Earlier this year we also had a mini fire behind our house. As much as I enjoy a little breeze, the very strong wind, isn't good for field fires around my city. The devastation of plant and animal life, and damage it does to properties, it is heartbreaking!
 

Nightg0ddess

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Friday, 18 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 68, 69 & 70

It is a long day, and getting warmer as the day progress. Luckily I woke up super early, and started my exercise, so I am done for the day. I had zero issues, I liked the variety today. No aches, or pains or any other issues. In the afternoon there will be a power failure again. I dread those, so I also have to finish all my work, cleaning, cooking and everything else before then.

Before I made a little strawberry garden under a net, and they are growing amazingly. Very soon they will be ripe. The peach and lemon tree is looking good too this year. Unfortunately, the persimmon won't grow, and the 10 year+ avocado tree refuse to have fruit. I feel like cutting down the avocado tree! Haha
 

Nightg0ddess

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Saturday, 19 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 71 & 72

Jumping Jacks, push-ups, squats ... I REALLY wanted to add another day, but sometimes you just have to listen to your body. My body wasn't in bad shape, but for some reason I just felt that it was enough. I shouldn't push myself for more. It isn't like I am working on some competition or event. I don't have to exercise until I drop dead! It is something I just start to do when I get used to exercise. Either I hate to exercise, or grow so used to it that I want to exercise until I am fatigued to the extreme. I don't know how to get into a "healty" space. Once I reach this point, it seems I get "exercise suicidal" .... like that point, where I do too much, and stop exercising. This is that bad grey area of exercising for me.

This morning I twisted my left foot slightly, and I had some minor pain for 20 minutes or so. I had to wait until I finish my exercise. Fortunately, it was nothing, and I continued. Slight delay.

Today, I saw the 3 cats that I want. Casper, Scout and Ivy. (*Had to remove links since cats have been since adopted) Cats 1-4 years old, males ... although a younger female of 1 or 2 years is fine too ... Maybe even 2 or 3 cats, is my preference. Which I can't explain. Kittens is adorable, but I think with my personality, I am meant for a little older cat. They will suit me better. Sometimes I put my head on something, and it is set for life. This will happen not in in the next year or two, maybe not even within 3 or 5 years from now. But I am 100% certain, as long as I live, this is bound to happen.... me adopting cats. LOL A dog person wanting cats.... gmfffff.... but seems people around me accepted this. They know I want cats. It is just the timing now isn't good for pets. I live right next to a big house, next to a very busy big road, and I have no air conditioning or solar panels for the electricity to always be on. I mean, I will build a huge catio (I have wood and a crap load of wire and sisal rope to make stuff), but with the current load shedding (power failure) issues, this house isn't right for cats. There is about 6 cats in the area that walks free ... I think I prefer an indoors cat in a house at least 200 square meters large, with a HUGE catio outside. That is just my idea. I will work on my dream.

When you stop dreaming, it is time to die. I still have dreams..... Even though I fail at some, I will hit a few in this life. Same as my exercise goals, I guess.
:grumpy:

I am now waiting for the next power failure at 18 PM. (within an hour). Then again at 2 AM, 10 AM and 18 PM tomorrow (each lasting around 2 hours roughly). It is so annoying. The fridge and freezer, despite being on power surge plugs, dislike this on/off crap! My country sucks sometimes. South African's power failures made my Sh*tlist, officially. My patience has been tempted this last few days with constant dark nights.


Oh, I bought a few new (solar) security lights (Black Friday specials) for around the house, for all the robberies and intruders while we are in darkness. There was mainly 3 spots in the garden I was concerned about.

Then again.... Spiderman MUST be South African. There isn't just one or two of them ... I think we have a few hundred of them around....

 
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Nightg0ddess

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Sunday, 20 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 73

I felt a little tired today ... but it was due to the whole power failure issue. Long story, I had to get up just before 2 AM, and then again get up at after 4h15 AM. Woke up at around 3h30 AM due to a mosquito, and 5h40 AM because of a crow making a racket. So needless to say how I felt today. My exercise was a struggle. I rather gave it my all and did only 1 day, instead of more, and it would have been halfhearted if I tried doing more. I might even take a nap later ... and I NEVER take naps during the day. It is very rare. I am waiting for tonight to watch the finale of a short series (like 20 episodes) I have been following. Tonight I will miss the first 30 minutes because of the power failure. And the repeat is next Saturday morning... with my luck the power failure might just be that time too .... normally I miss the repeats too. So I will probably have to watch some of it on online on some other platform.
 

Nightg0ddess

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@SkorpionUK I didn't really like them, but they did play their music on the radio - and there was one "uncensored" radio program at night which played rock and metal, so this was quite funny to hear the song. And when I am upset or angry with someone, that song always comes to mind! I think it always calm my mood. Like my go to song, to put a smile on my face, simply because it is so silly. Sometimes, the songs of that era 80's and 90's was HORRIBLE ... but you can't unhear or forget them.

There is often old things that fascinates me ... even Advertisements.

 

Nightg0ddess

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Monday, 21 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 74 & 75

Tuesday, 22 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 76 & 77

I enjoyed today's workout. Day 75 was a stretch day. Yesterday, there was a power failure at 16 PM and I took an hour walk around a field behind the house, and I might do the same later with yet another power failure. I finished earlier today, because it was warmer today. We have so many power failures, but I don't want to wait for each one to exercise, it is just easier to stick to my routine and do my exercises earlier, knowing I WILL do it then. The walks is nice to do that time. Not earlier, not later, 16 or even at 17 PM is a nice time to walk here.
 

Nightg0ddess

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I was seconds away of posting this last night, when there was a power failure ... last night's post & I will then add today's post.

Wednesday, 23 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 78 & 79

Thursday, 24 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 80 & 81

Friday, 25 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 82 & 83

The last few days went well, but I had a minor issue with my wrist on Day 81. The plank jacks and push-ups was an issue, when I started the workout - my right wrist was slightly swollen the morning. So I took some additional magnesium, and did Day 81 the evening. And that was fine. I had no issues with the other days.

I noticed something odd. I can't eat almonds at the moment. I get hickups and really horrible stomach ache if I eat it. It is super weird. I am sure this is another temp issue. I get these really random "food allergies" more often now. Always something very random. Something I eat often, will suddenly cause me some minor distress. Never the same food. By a day or 3 I will probably be able to eat almonds again. I find it both fascinating, but the almond thing was a little scary to be honest. I am not on Penicillin (which I know has caused me severe issues in the past) nor am I on any medication, except for the normal vitamins I take daily. So I don't know what causes this. I also notiched I am quite sensitive to coffee, sugar, salt and gluten too. I will just be extra careful with foods known to cause allergies this weekend, but I am sure it won't happen again. This is quite a mystery. It also won't be life threatening. It is interesting. Maybe my immune is a little down, although I feel really fine when I exercise.

By the way ... I had to throw away about 8 almonds that way laying outside on the counter after I couldn't eat them, and I just threw them in the garden, randomly. I saw a squirrel searching the area this morning, and he was in a tree watching me later in the afternoon. I didn't even know we had squirrels. I rarely see any here. He and the annoying guinea fowl was like next to each other. Kinda a "nose-beak-touch" moment. It was quite heartwarming to see that. The rat with a tail, and the window crasher .... actually being adorable! Don't get me wrong, I love animals, and I love squirrels, and I love taming guinea fowls and feeding these animals. Although they are considered both as pests. The guinea fowl might cost me a window eventually, and the squirrel might do some damage in the garden ... but it is alright. They joy they also give me does compensate for the negatives.


Saturday, 26 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 84 & 85

Again, no issues. Also not with my wrist. I was able to do these exercises early. It is VERY windy here. Lost a baby tree, and 2 potted holders (luckily plastic) fell from a wall display. I do like the wind, because it cools down the day. Easier to exercise in.

After my exercise, I was going through the garden to see what other damages or issues there was after the wind ... the squirrel came an arm distance from me, at a bird house hanging on a wall next to the side door (or garage / washing area, side of the house). I went to get some peanuts and almonds, and he didn't care about it, he just went over the neighbours electrical fencing, up a tree, and I assume he went to our back garden. Then went to the other neighbours ... though our garden, and he just returned, through our fig tree to find more bird seeds. LOL

We await a power failure within 35 minutes from now. I will have an outdoors barbecue then. Sausage and salad.
 

Nightg0ddess

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Sunday, 27 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 86 & 87

Monday, 28 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 88 & 89

Tuesday, 29 November
90 Days of Action Day - Day 90
:super::completed:

Yesterday was quite diffictult. It was over 30C. Today was also a little difficult. I did my exercises early. There was a power failure at 4am to 5am and I woke up, and couldn't sleep again. So at 5h35 am I did Day 90. I was surprised to realize the program was finished. I did know I was at the end ... and the numbers is quite obvious, but for some reason with life and everything happening, my mind was so occupied with everything else, that when I was busy doing Day 90 I only realized it is the final day!!!
:facepalm:

Well, 90 Days of Action was harder than I expected. I think I expected a very easier or different program. I didn't expect the program to be the way it was. I did enjoy it. I am not sure that I will redo the program, for the only reason being the length. I don't consider myself as someone who stick to something. I often quit. So I am glad I did it within 60 days! I don't think I would have finished it if I had to do it another month! I prefer 2 weeks and 30 days programs. Other than that, I will recommend this for others.

:gstar::rstar::star:
 

Nightg0ddess

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Yesterday, I did absolutely nothing. I decided to just have a day of doing nothing.

Then this morning my dad was terribly ill. I have rarely seen my dad staying in bed. It seems it is like a stomach bug, so it might be alright. He is just very weak.

I haven't decided what exercise to start today, but my thoughts impulsively at this moment is:

Blogilates - Stretch Revolution, Stretch Project, Adore the Core - I can do a minute or three of each everyday.
Darebee 30 Days Challenges - Squat Hero / Abs & Core
Darebee Add-on - 30 Days More of Yoga
Darebee Program - Fit December 2022

I will start late today. And I might do the above, or slightly change this.
 

Nightg0ddess

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Thanks @Nanna Io

I did exactly what I said I would ... it was hot, I was soaking in sweat and super hot, felt like fainthing a lot. I decided to redo the Challenges, for the badges.

Day 1: Thursday - 1 December 2022
Blogilates Stretch Revolution (1 minute)
Blogilates Stretch Project (1 minute)
Blogilates Adore the Core (1 min per leg / 2 minutes total)
Squat Hero Challenge
Abs & Core Challenge
Add-on Program: 30 Days More of Yoga
Fit December 2022


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The abs one, had 80 crunches, that was the hardest, and doing high knees in the heat. My little mini portable USB air cooler didn't help at all. Being on tiles, didn't help. It was only 26 / 27C today, even the humidity was under 60%, so I have no idea why it felt so hot. I usually sweat while I exercise, but I rarely otherwise sweat under my arms, or my lower legs... and that was today's heat. Sweaty. I hate this weather. Luckily tomorrow will be much cooler, and it will get windy again.

Day 1 was fine. Most the exercises is short ones, like the Yoga, challenges and the Blogilates stretches, so it seems like a lot, but in total it is just a nice workout. With rest I took below 45 minutes.
 

Nightg0ddess

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Day 2: Friday - 2 December 2022

Blogilates Stretch Revolution (2 minute)
Blogilates Stretch Project (2 minute)
Blogilates Adore the Core (2 minutes)
Squat Hero Challenge
Abs & Core Challenge
Add-on Program: 30 Days More of Yoga
Fit December 2022

(everything above was on #2 / Day 2)

It is windy again, so it helps to cool down the heat a little. Its not exceptionally hot this time of year, but I don't do well in heat when I exercise. I had some dizzy spells this morning, but I didn't faint. Probably low iron, although I take daily supplements for it, and the minor dizziness daily stopped for quite some time. But in heat ... well, I will just have to endure it for now. I didn't have issues with the exercises. I did the Blogilates exercises for 2 mins each - I can adjust this time daily as I need to, which is nice.
 
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