Day 109 ~ creed addiction, willpower & goals

Day 109 ~ February 24th, 2018

Today’s Calendar Word: ambuscade ~ an ambush.

I didn’t get much sleep last night… I feel asleep after 2am and then I woke up at 6:30am and ended sort of dozing on the couch after that until my son woke up. It’s too damn cold to do much else in the morning when you’re sleepy. I thought about doing my workout, but I clearly couldn’t muster the motivation to start it then.



Day 70 ~ began Origins & #50 DONE!

Day 70 ~ January 16th, 2018

Today’s Calendar Word: otiose ~ lazy; slothful
Today’s Calendar Quote:Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.” — Confucius

I finally started playing Assassin’s Creed Origins this afternoon and it is so FUN!! I only had a few hours maximum of playing time today, but I’ll be able to play a whole bunch tomorrow. Looking forward to it!

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Posture & Super Saiyan Challenges ~ Day 30 + #66 ~ DONE!

Posture Challenge

Day 30 ~ 54 micro expansions/3 sets

Super Saiyan Challenge

Day 30 ~ 350 sit-ups (100/100/100/50) + 800 squats (200 split/150 basic/100 shrimp/150 sumo/50 jump/100 plie/50 pistol) — I liked doing the crazy amount of push-ups and squats for this challenge, but the high sit-up reps became the part I didn’t like much at all.

With this day it finishes up #66 on my Bucketlist as well 😀

#78 ~ Run a Half Marathon ~ DONE!

Alright so this happened on Sunday (September 4th)! I ran the Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon and it was the longest distance in either official race, or just a personal run, that I have ever done. I thought the race photos might be out a little sooner, but it’ll be a few more days so I’ll post them when I have them 😀

Race start time was at 7AM and I was up just before 5AM to start a small warm-up before I even left the house and get a pre-workout into me too. It’s quite cold in the mornings already here, which is a little abnormal actually. I was very thankful that I coordinated what I was wearing perfectly for this run despite being so sleepy. And I was beyond thankful that it didn’t actually end up raining like the forecast said it was because that would have really sucked!

Walking to the Start Line @ The Vibrant Vine

Walking to the Start Line @ The Vibrant Vine

A sleepy Val waiting to start running!

A sleepy Val waiting to start running!

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#13 ~ Be able to do 50 push-ups in a row ~ DONE!

After making several attempts over the last year or so to do this number on my list, and sustaining injury each time, I finally I am able to say I can do it!!!!

I can attribute much of my success to programs and a specific experiment done through Darebee from the beginning of 2016 until now. The team in charge of that site, and all the bees in the Hive, are absolutely amazing!! 😀

Also, I’ve gotten real good at understanding my body and thankfully suffered no setbacks in the form of injuries either small or big. This aspect certainly has played a huge role in me accomplishing this physical goal as the biggest reason for failure in the past was an injury.

To the super, happy part of my day, I did two sets of 51 push-ups with a 2min rest between!!!!!!!!! The second set was to see if I totally fluked out or not, I wanted to be certain I could do it. I literally finished that second set and was so happy I actually jumped around and definitely did a happy dance hahaha
I might add a video in a day or two if I remember to make one when I do push-ups tomorrow or the next day 😛

Everyday I will be doing at least a hundred push-ups and I want to add in more variations to keep it interesting mentally and physically!!

Next up is tackling the 20 pull-ups in a row *fist pump*