Viny and Starry Journey.

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
I know, I'm late on the transition from one Hive to another, but I'm here.

So, let's get to the intro post:

About me.

Hi, Stella here, I'm an English teacher (currently not teaching) who's working on her way to another career (being that Computer Science), and now has a stable job that can allow not only donate to DAREBEE —a platform I love so so so much and has helped me to keep my health in good state— but finally afford fitness equipment.
:yas:

Why do I train?

For two reasons: the first one being to stay active, because of a spine problem I developed back in my teen days, which has an effect on my hips and creates a risk on my leg mobility; the second one being to reach my old age in good health, to keep enjoying life.

DAREBEE helped me fall in love with my body and what's capable of, so I literally feel a bit bad whenever I don't train, unless it's quite justified.

About my regime.

I'm currently doing Hard Reset Strength and Ironheart programs, taking advantage I got a pair of 2kgs dumbbells last week (which are starting to feel light sooner than I thought), along a HIIT training from an app, each on different days of course. I had a list of what I wanted to do but it was left behind on the other thread.

Sleep is going much better, but I still have to work on the time a bit because I'm starting to lose track again, so I'll keep notes on that, and a sugar consumption log. Those who know me may remember how my sugar levels literally plummet when doing too long or too heavy workouts, alongside neglecting my low sugar situation (ref: Military Fit Day 7 aftermath. Didn't take any sugar for two days and almost ended up in a diabetic coma once I finished the workout). Though, I got to say that I've managed to find a solution for it, which happens to be a certain famous sport drink, besides making some small adjustments to my diet I was recommended time ago by a doctor.

Also, if you've seen that I haven't added all the other badges and achievements is because I plan to take this new Hive situation to restart most programs and challenges, except for Foundation, Foundation Light, Baseline, Zero Hero, and Square One programs, which I finished on their highest levels, I'm really curious on where I am right now fitness-wise, also it gives me a chance to work on those programs that I haven't been able to finish on level 3, like Athena's Playbook (my first DAREBEE program, back in 2017).

I hope you guys are doing awesome, I love you all, and I'm glad to be back.

:love:

P.S: Going once more with the Sorceress class until the Warrior Nun one shows up.
 

Fremen

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Mercenary from Italy
Posts: 524
"“Keep an eye on the staircases. They like to change.” Percy Weasley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone."
Also, if you've seen that I haven't added all the other badges and achievements is because I plan to take this new Hive situation to restart most programs and challenges
Clearing badges is an idea that has come to several people, a new beginning :worried:
and welcome to the New Hive :)
 

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
October 30th, 2022
Hard Reset Strength Day 3
Ironheart Day 3

Sleep log: 9 hours of sleep. Went to sleep past my designated sleep time.
Sugar consumption log: Two very small cookies my mom gave me.
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 3/365

Notes: My right leg tendons played a number for a bit during HRS Day 3 but the rest went just flawless. Nothing big to report.
- Thank you for that welcome @TakingBabyStepsBack , and hellooo! @aku-chan @Anek
- @Fremen precisely what I thought, I'm excited about it! And thank you!
:love:
 
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stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
October 31st, 2022
Classic Warmup
Ironheart Day 4
♦ HIIT Training. Week 5. Day 1
Hard Reset Strength Day 4

Sleep log: 8 hours of sleep. Went to sleep past my designated sleep time.
Sugar consumption log: Same as yesterday. And a good passion fruit juice. :happy:
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 4/365

Notes: I'm really surprised of how much my endurance has improved and my body overall. The HIIT Training had some jumps and I'm surprised I didn't go breathless at any point. The rows at Ironheart were kinda hard, probably because I had time without doing them, and on top of that, I had more weight than back when I first started, I was so glad when they were over. I'll probably wear my wrist bands the next time that exercise shows up, because that's where I felt it the most.

Hope you guys are doing awesome!
:pose:
 

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
November 1st, 2022
Classic Warmup
Hard Reset Strength Day 5 (L3)
Ironheart Day 5
♦ Power Punch Day 1

Sleep log: 9 hours of sleep. Went to sleep at designated time, but couldn't fall asleep until 2 hours later.
Sugar consumption log: Currently munching a cookie as I write this post.
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 5/365

Notes: Everything went smooth, and I even dare to say too easy, I didn't even sweat or get nearly tired, and I'm a bit afraid that my body starts getting bored of this routine too soon. However, adding the month challenge helps a bit. I'll wait for the end of this week to see how this progress.

On the other hand, I'm starting to gain size on my biceps :flex:, which makes me happy. Though my grandma is saying I'm getting bigger, overall.

Hope you guys are doing awesome!
:thumbup:
 
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stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
November 2nd, 2022
♦ Power Punch Day 2

Sleep log: No sleep.
Sugar consumption log: Currently having a bowl of nuts (walnuts and peanuts), almonds, a small coconut sweet, and some gummies, as I write this post.
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 6/365

Notes: I was incredibly worried about my grandma's surgery (which turned out it was cancelled on the last minute and moved to another date) and on top of that, I had a PTSD relapse (big panic attack and severe anxiety, among other things) last night, which made it just impossible to fall asleep. I'm glad my mom made me company, it made my day so much better. We walked 2k+ roughly, saw some nice things around, bought some stuff, then came back home. I napped like 3 hours or something, I was simply exhausted. I'm feeling much better now, I'm pretty sure my sleep will better as well.

A big hug to all of you. :love:
 

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
November 3rd, 2022
♦ Power Punch Day 3

Sleep log: 7 hours. Went to bed way past designated time.
Sugar consumption log: Coconut sweets.
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 7/365

Notes: I was quite busy with a project today and still a bit tired from yesterday, so I decided to just label this a rest day. I'm looking forward tomorrow's workout time. :kungfu:
 

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
November 4th, 2022
Hard Reset Strength Day 6 (L3)
♦ HIIT Training: Week 5. Day 2
Ironheart Day 6
♦ Power Punch Day 4

Sleep log: 8 hours. Went to bed way past designated time.
Sugar consumption log: Coconut sweets, some raisins, and gummies.
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 8/365

Notes: While I was a bit low of energy today, I think I did pretty good. HRS was a tad tough today despite having less exercises, still managed to hit all the 5 sets. The HIIT Training was a tad hard as well, but went through it. Ironheart was quite relaxing, and I did those 2 minutes non-stop of punches. Looking forward tomorrow!

May you all have a great weekend!
:vibes:
 

TakingBabyStepsBack

Well-known member
Posts: 75
Looking good so far Stella! :) Although I am sorry about the sleepless night earlier in the week. :(

If it helps you feel better, I'm very inconsistent with when I fall asleep. A coach that I worked with before my current life coach believes that a PTSD diagnosis was missed with me (I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder), and I have a feeling this likely true because...of...high school.

I hope your weekend is treating you well. :)
 

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
November 5th, 2022
Classic Warmup
Ironheart Day 7
♦ Power Punch Day 5
Hard Reset Strength Day 7

Sleep log: 7 hours of sleep. Went to sleep past designated time.
Sugar consumption log: Had a traditional sweet today, small, but delicious.
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 9/365

Notes: A smooth session, even if I have to acknowledge that working out the tendons can be hard for me. Being someone who has troubles with her tendons any other day, I'm glad whenever I can get some exercise for them.

Ironheart Day 7 made me understand that after this program I most definitely need to get those 3kg dumbbells, if not before. The 2kg ones keep getting lighter for me, and it stood out when I did those lateral raises (I even left my arms up for a bit before going down slowly) like it was nothing. On the other hand, I really need to rethink my sleep routine, I'm going to try modifying the time this upcoming week and see how I do.

I hope you guys are doing awesome!
:bicepz:
 

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
Looking good so far Stella! :) Although I am sorry about the sleepless night earlier in the week. :(

If it helps you feel better, I'm very inconsistent with when I fall asleep. A coach that I worked with before my current life coach believes that a PTSD diagnosis was missed with me (I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder), and I have a feeling this likely true because...of...high school.

I hope your weekend is treating you well. :)
Thank you! :love:

It does feel better knowing I'm not the only one. I was diagnosed with depression on my first years in college (also, because...of...high school. Things I've been dragging for years), though my PTSD is due to a terrible experience I went through: I was kidnapped back in 2016 along with my mom, and the whole group of people that were riding the bus home. So something as common as taking a bus, gives me severe anxiety, at least on long routes. I think —besides the worry about the surgery— the trigger was acknowledging I had to take a new bus line & route to go to a place I had years without going. Still, I'm feeling much better now.

I hope your weekend is also treating you well. :up:
 

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
November 6th, 2022
♦ Power Punch Day 6

November 7th, 2022
♦ Power Punch Day 7

November 8th, 2022
♦ Power Punch Day 8
Xpress Tone Day 1
IRONHEART Day 8
Hard Reset Strength Day 8
♦ HIIT Training Week 5. Day 3. Yoga Day

Sleep log: 8 hours of sleep. Went to sleep before designated time, but took long to fall asleep, then woke up to watch the Lunar Eclipse before going back to bed.
Sugar consumption log: None, unless we count the sports drink.
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 12/365

Notes: Yeah, I know, I'm back on my old training fever :worry:. Couldn't help to add that Xpress Tone program since it's an addon, and my arms are thankful for it, it really made everything better with my current dumbbells, training to fatigue might have been what I needed to challenge myself a bit, especially with IRONHEART being kinda too easy today for me. I was surprised I didn't go dizzy with all those upward downward dogs when doing HRS, they can get me quite dizzy when going up to 20 or more. The Yoga Day from the HIIT Training was really good for my body, and went smooth.

Hope you guys are doing amazing!
:nod:
 

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
November 23rd, 2022
♦ Power Punch Day 23
Xpress Tone Day 7
IRONHEART Day 11
♦ HIIT Training Week 6. Day 2
Hard Reset Strength Day 11

Sleep log: 7 hours of sleep. Went to sleep way after designated time, and apparently that's going to be the case on the next log.
Sugar consumption log: None. Did sip on my sports drink while training, though.
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 27/365

Notes: I'm afraid I lost most of my training data except for the monthly challenge, especially with all the deal of my grandma's surgery, so I'm just continuing this log from this date. Again, my arms are just too happy with the Xpress Tone add-on program, they're building up nicely, I feel like start measuring my biceps, too bad I didn't think of it before starting to train with the dumbbells, to see the difference and progress. IRONHEART was good, same for the HIIT training, but I'm afraid that HRS put my tendons under a considerable pressure, had to take short breaks during some of the exercises because I was sooo on my way to get cramps on my legs.

I hope you guys have been doing great!
:love:
 

stella88

Member
Sorceress Posts: 14
November 24th, 2022
Classic Warm-up
♦ Power Punch Day 24
Hard Reset Strength Day 12
Xpress Tone Day 8
IRONHEART Day 12

Sleep log: 7:45 hours of sleep. Went to sleep way after designated time.
Sugar consumption log: Got some nice granola with raisins.
Consecutive Days of Exercise: 28/365

Notes: Nothing big to report today. Everything went smooth and nice, my spine and hips took IRONBORN quite nicely.

I hope your day has gone great!
:move:

 
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