At the break of dawn

NancyTree

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@JCU @Mamatigerj :tu:
@colin thanks! And I would love to see some Wales pics 😊

Thursday September 28th
Another late night (BBQ with work)... my colleague has quit her job, so I am being left all alone. Officially she'll be gone after Jan 1st, but I think she'll be gone before that.
▪️  Program Total abs, day 3, lvl 3
▪️ Lower body Power squat

Steps today: 5516

Friday September 29th
▪️Challenge pull up, day 1 (redo because it's already 3 or 4 days ago). 1-1-1 pull ups
▪️Challenge better legs, day 2, 3x22 side leg raises
▪️Challenge the miner, day 2, 3x (20 sec shoulder taps + 10 sec plank)
▪️Challenge leg day every day, day 2, 3x12 calf raises
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 2, 20 sec knee push up hold

[Day is not over yet, I might add something more..] -> I didn't

Steps today: 7095

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (4/7)
▪️ Healthy dinner (2/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (3/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (2/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (3/5)
▪️ Doing 2 chores a week (0/2)

Step streak: 6 days
Workout streak: 4 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 64 days (218)
 
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NancyTree

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@Anek thanks!
@Tileenah thank you!

Saturday September 30st
Fell asleep on the couch in the afternoon..
▪️  Run 6.35 km trail. ZR S2E31. Zombie chases still defective..
▪️  Walk 3 km through the village
▪️  Program Combat HIIT , da 7, lvl 1
▪️ Program tota abs, day 4, lvl 1
▪️Challenge pull up, day 2. 3x10 sit ups
▪️Challenge better legs, day 3, 3x24 back leg extensions
▪️Challenge the miner, day 3, 3x30 sec squats
▪️Challenge leg day every day, day 3, 60 sec lunges
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 3, 3x5 knee push ups.

Steps today: 15835

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (5/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (3/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (4/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (2/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (4/5)
🙂 Doing 2 chores a week (1/2)

Step streak: 7 days
Workout streak: 5 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 65 days (218)
 

NancyTree

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Sunday October 1st
We went to a city nearby, we walked a lot, had around 8000 steps. I took a nap afterwards (dell asleep while reading a book). In the evening we made a short tour by bike.
▪️  Cycling 9.80 km, 77 m elevation

Steps today: 8651

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (7/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (4/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (5/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (2/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (5/5)
🙂 Doing 2 chores a week (2/2)

Step streak: 8 days
Workout streak: 6 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 66 days (218)
 

NancyTree

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Monday October 2nd
▪️  Run 4.57 km road. ZR S2E32. 1 defective Zombie chase, 1 I wouldn't have made (uphill, I was not able to speed up).
▪️Challenge pull up, day 3, 2-1-1 pull ups
▪️Challenge better legs, day 4, 3x24 side leg raises
▪️Challenge the miner, day 4, 3x (20 shoulder taps + 10 sec plank)
▪️Challenge leg day every day, day 4, 3x12 calf raises
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 4, 20 sec knee push up hold

Steps today: 9297

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (1/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (1/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (1/5)
▪️ Playing the piano (2/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (1/5)
▪️ Doing 2 chores a week (0/2)

Step streak: 9 days
Workout streak: 7 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 67 days (218)
 

NancyTree

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Tuesday October 3rd
▪️  Workout 2 minute workout

Steps today: 5609

Wednesday October 4th
▪️  Workout 2 minute abs, with 5.5 kg dumbbell on the sitting twists

Steps today: 5787

Thursday October 5th
▪️  Run 4.15 km road

Steps today: 9313

Friday October 6th
▪️  Walk 1.65 km through the village
▪️ Challenge pull up, day 4. 3x10 sit ups
▪️Challenge better legs, day 5, 3x26 back leg extensions
▪️Challenge the miner, day 5, 3x30 sec squats
▪️Challenge leg day every day, day 5, 60 sec lunges
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 5, 3x6 knee push ups.

Steps today: 7013

Saturday October 7th
We went to an event where they show and sell old stuff from the 50s/60s/70s, like jukeboxes, neon signs, TVs, radios, pinball tables. People were dressed occasionally and there were also a lot of classic cars to see.
In the evening I went to the theater, which was awesome.
▪️  Program Combat HIIT, day 8, lvl 1
▪️  Program Total abs , day 5, lvl 1
▪️Challenge pull up, day 5, 2-2-1 pull ups. Went not very well..
▪️Challenge better legs, day 6, 3x26 side leg raises
▪️Challenge the miner, day 6, 3x (20 shoulder taps + 10 count plank)
▪️Challenge leg day every day, day 6, 3x12 calf raises
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 6, 25 sec knee push up hold

Steps today: 11632

Sunday October 8th
Went with a friend and her kids to the garden center. The opened the Christmas show already and there's a big playground inside. So got some climbing and trapoline jumping done.
▪️  Run 7.21 km trail, with hills
▪️  Program Combat HIIT , day 9, lvl 1
▪️  Program Total abs , day 6, lvl 1
▪️  Abs 2 minute abs, with 2x1 kg ankle weights and additional 5.5 kg dumbbell on the sitting twists
▪️ Challenge pull up, day 4. 3x10 sit ups (went 2 days back to redo day 5 tomorrow)
▪️Challenge better legs, day 7, 3x28 back leg extensions
▪️Challenge the miner, day 7, 3x30 sec squats
▪️Challenge leg day every day, day 7, 60 sec lunges
▪️Challenge knee push ups, day 7, 3x6 knee push ups.

Steps today: 16094
 

NancyTree

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Posts: 2,023
Time flies by so quickly, my last post is already 2 weeks ago.. I have been working out on and off.

Monday October 23rd
I wanted to go for a run after work, but forgot; I was a bit off my game because my (only 8 y/o) car didn't get through the examination and it's costing me a lot of money.
▪️  Program Combat HIIT, day 12, lvl 1
▪️  Program Total abs, day 10, lvl 1
▪️  Arms Dynamic Dumbbell, 2 kg, 1 set
▪️Challenge better legs, day 11, 3x32 back leg extensions
▪️Challenge the miner, day 11, 3x30 sec squats
▪️Challenge leg day every day, day 11, 60 sec lunges (32 reps)

Steps today: 8180

Goals progress
🙂 5000 steps (1/7)
🙂 Healthy dinner (1/5)
🙂 Reasonable snacks (1/5)
🙂 Playing the piano (1/7)
🙂 Going to bed in time (1/5)
🙂 Doing 2 chores a week (1/2)

Step streak: 13 days
Workout streak: 1 days
Duolingo (hard) streak: 89 days (218)
 

NancyTree

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@TheLibrarian @JCU @HellYeah @colin @Fremen @Matan @vivviv @Mamatigerj @PetiteSheWolf @Anek @Laura Rainbow Dragon @mavie :tu: I had a lovely day with cake at work and having dinner in my favorite restaurant

@Mamatigerj @Anek @colin @Laura Rainbow Dragon thanks, I called my old garage, who sold me my car (with the issue) and they will repair it for 1/5th of the price and do the new examination. So it seems to be less painful 🤞

Foodporn

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (chocolate cake with cherries and cream whipped with kirsch = cherry liquor)

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Cheesecake with spiced biscuits paste

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Burger!
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Laura Rainbow Dragon

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"Striving to be the change."
Your birthday dinner looks delicious! (And is reminding me that I still have cherries in my freezer, which I cooked up into pie filling back when I harvested them, that also works great for making this cake. It is a popular cake here, which we know as "black forest cake".

Glad you are getting a deal on the car repairs!
 

NancyTree

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I seem to not be able to get a consistent routine. I notice that I feel some resistance starting, because it feels like a lot and time consuming. So I decided to change it again.
▪️ every morning a short (1-2 min) cardio workout to start te day
▪️ every day a different focus (arms, legs or abs), doing 1 focus workout
▪️ only 1 challenge
▪️ daily walk of minimum 20 min
▪️ running 3x per week

I will keep my personal goals like eating healthy and getting enough rest/sleep.

October summary
I was less active than in September, skipped too many days. Made more kilometers though, running is going well.


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NancyTree

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Posts: 2,023
Monday October 30th
▪️ Morning cardio 1 minute workout
▪️ Focus workout: legs Watch your six
▪️  Challenge leg day every day, day 12

Steps today: 6889

Tuesday October 31st
▪️ Morning cardio 2 minute cardio
▪️  Run 6.24 km road
▪️ Focus workout: abs Total abs
▪️  Challenge the miner, day 13

Steps today: 13466

Wednesday November 1st
Last evening with my boyfriend before he goes abroad for a while. So skipped my workout.
▪️ Morning cardio 1 min cardio, 1 set
▪️  Hike 3.42 km

Steps today: 8168

Thursday November 2nd
Was up at 4 am to wave goodbye.. So went running at 5.30am. My planned focus workout would be too oing, so did Dynamic Dumbbell
▪️  Run 5.56 km road
▪️ Focus workout: arms dynamic dumbbell, lvl 1

Steps today: 10331
 

NancyTree

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@JCU @Mamatigerj @colin @CODawn :thanks:

Saturday November 4th
Today was a volleyball tournament from work. I didn't participate but went as a mascot. I jumped a bit too much/enthusiastically, so my calf is a bit sore..
Oh and I got my 2nd LOTR medal today! 2 days ago I finished my The Fellowship challenge after 1094.4 km 💪. Now I'll wait for my friends to finish too (I was the first), then on to the next one
▪️  Run 4.81 km trail
▪️ Focus workout: abs 2 minute abs, with 2x1 kg ankle weights and additional 5.5 kg dumbbell on the sitting twists

Steps today: 11673

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