My time range varies from 45min to 1hour & 30min to finish each day.
I am doing this experiment on top of my regular lifting regime and my monthly challenges too so that has affected not only my time frame each day, but also, my performance as well.
300 Push-Ups/300 Bicep Curls Experiment ~ Day 5 (push-ups/curls w/20lbs)
Days 6 to 8
Jump Rope Challenge D20 ~ 600 skips one workout ✓
Ab Advanced Challenge D20 ~ 160 up & down planks ✔
Four sets of 40reps.
Boxer Challenge D20 ~ 2min non-stop: 1 push-up + 4 punches ☑
Not so much fun after doing 300 push-ups and curls… But got it done!
Day 20 ~ Favourite romance book
I don’t really have a favourite romance book, but I do have a couple of favourite romance authors.
I enjoy Olivia Cunning’s books and most of the series by Kresley Cole as well.
They are the only romance series I own and have read more than once, which isn’t very common when it comes to this genre for me.
Days 21 to 23
Day 18 ~ A book that disappointed you
The Witcher Series by Andrzej Sapkowski
This is kind of backwards in that the video games are based of this book series and not a book series being based off a video game. So, seeing how cool the games look (I have yet to be able to play any😦 ) I thought that the books would be awesome!
Perhaps the quality of the story loses something with the translation from Polish-to-English, but I didn’t like the first two books in the series.
Each book was 6 chapters long, which means the chapters were ridiculously long, as the books are normal sized adult fantasy novels.
I expected a combination of assassin-ness and really bada$$ fight scenes and there wasn’t really either of those things! There was a lot of characters to remember, plenty of kingdom politics/intrigue, and huge time jumps in both books. Sometimes there was years between the beginning and end of a chapter, which was hard to keep track off and where characters were in the moment.
Day 17 ~ Favourite quote from your favourite book
First choice is the Fear Litany from Dune. It has been my favourite for many, many years and has certainly been a mantra of sorts for me through them on occasion as well.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” ~ From Dune by Frank Herbert
Joe Hill quickly become a favourite when I picked up one of his books (Horns) last year and I was beyond impressed with everything about it!
“I see God now as an unimaginative writer of popular fictions, someone who builds stories around sadistic & graceless plots, narratives that exist only to express His terror of a woman’s power to choose who and how to love, to redefine love as she sees fit, not as God thinks it ought to be. The author is unworthy of His own characters.” ~ From Horns by Joe Hill
Jump Rope Challenge D17 ~ 6min skipping in total ✓
I split the time into two sets of three minutes. So glad that this is becoming more of a natural movement again.
Ab Advanced Challenge D17 ~ 360 sit-ups + 360 sitting twists + 180 leg raises ✔
Split the sit-ups into two sets, 300reps and 60reps. I split the twists into three sets of 120reps, and the raises into three sets of 60reps.
Boxer Challenge D17 ~ 1min high knees + 1min rest/6 sets ☑
I still always enjoy these kinds of high knees days for this challenge😀
Jump Rope Challenge D16 ~ 1min skips + 1min rest/4 sets ✓
Ab Advanced Challenge D16 ~ 140 up & down planks ✔
My least favourite day of this challenge… I split it into four sets, 40/40/30/30
Boxer Challenge D16 ~ 2min non-stop: 1 push-up + 4 punches ☑
This was tough after doing all the push-ups already for the Day 1 in the push-up/curls experiment!