Day 30 ~ ready for the sandman and pretzel-mode with the kiddo

Day 30 ~ February 5th, 2017

It’s the end of the day and I am extremely sleepy so hopefully I get a good sleep tonight. Last night definitely sucked, ended up only getting about 3 hours and I did a ton of working out this morning/early afternoon too so that should help tucker me out!

I am over 2,000 push-ups for the annual quest of 20,017 by the end of the year as of today. I did almost 600reps today alone *phew* my chest and shoulders are going to be sore tomorrow for sure! I think I am going to set my minimum daily amount at 100reps so I don’t end up falling anymore behind than I am at the moment. I don’t think it’s by too much now, but better to do more and finish early than get behind and need to do more than body can handle, especially towards the end.

Things I am grateful for today:

~ realizing that driving in snow isn’t as big a deal as I thought it would be 🙂
~ lots of exercising today
~ doing yoga with my son –> Day 5 of Yoga Camp via Yoga With Adriene on YouTube
~ getting the errands done early and quickly this morning
~ that I don’t need caffeine to get through my day even when I am sleepy *thumbs up*

Cheers ~ ✌

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Day 28 ~ I am ready for tomorrow *fist pump*

Day 28 ~ January 31st, 2017

I spent the morning out doing errands and getting a test done at school. I did really well on it, but I expected that to happen as I did well on the hand-in and all the practice assignments. I hope the next unit isn’t to difficult to understand, it’s about Rational Expressions I think. I can’t seem to recall anything about it from the review course(s) last year though…. *Fingers crossed*

I am up to 1,034 of 20,017 for the annual push-ups as of today. I did dragon, triangle, archer, cross body, and raised leg variations this afternoon. And I am really sore tonight as I’ve done just over 600reps over the last two days. I think I am still actually behind by about 700reps(-ish) still to finish on time if I eventually want to just do a set amount of 50-60reps a day. If I continue with the high rep volume I won’t stay behind, but it does mean that I am extra sore at least every other day!

Tomorrow I start two Darebee programs, another 30-day Yoga on YouTube with a couple of members from The Hive 😀 , and the monthly challenge from Darebee as well. It’s going to be a fun month!!

And well I am actually super sleepy now so going to head to bed and here’s hoping I get a decent night’s sleep!

Things I am grateful for today:

~ doing great on my Unit 2 math test
~ signing the paperwork for Respite for my son this morning
~ driving on the highway is getting less stressful
~ new sweaters!
~ getting even more clutter cleared from/in my desk

Day 21 ~ coming out of it and new (old) practices

Day 21 ~ January 20th, 2017

I am just coming out from a horrible cold the last few days. I had the worst death cough ever for the last week and a bit. My chest is absolutely killing me! I can’t remember when I was this sick, it’s got to be close to ten years, just ridiculous.
Thankfully it seems to be mostly behind me now, though it seems I am losing my voice a little…? At least that doesn’t cause me any discomfort though so I can’t say that I mind it.

I am glad that I kept up with all my regular exercising even with feeling like total crap for over a week. It was tough some days, especially with getting so little sleep every night.
The fact that I have stuck with Yoga daily for almost three weeks is kind of blowing my mind a bit. I’ve never stuck with a yoga program this long before, but I am so stoked that I’ve kept up with it. I think I will start another right after finishing this one too as it’s been an amazing daily practice for my achy body and for my busy mind.

Getting through the Pre-Calc 11 Math is difficult, not in terms of my ability, but in terms of interest. Dear god is math ever boring!!!! *bawling emoji here* Plus, I need basically complete quiet when working on it so I don’t lose focus and that is not something that happens all that often at home. And sitting still for long periods of time is near impossible for me so I can’t have any distractions while trying to do it either. I will get through it because I have to, but it is going to be a challenge for me!

I think I am going to do a daily 3-5 things I am grateful for again. Not for any specific purpose other than it’s a good practice that really makes a difference in overall mentality in the long run and I would like to pick it up once more.

So, starting today the things that I am grateful for are:

~ not needing to blow my nose ever few minutes
~ my son not being sick anymore either
~ finding a new Korean show to watch with minimal work at locating subtitles
~ that my son loves swimming!
~ above freezing temperatures

And on that, I think that’s it for today! Hopefully I can get back to these daily posts as I am so behind already!

Cheers ~ ✌

Ironborn Days 6-10 & Darebee x2 + Unoff. Hammer Curl Challenge ~ Days 6 to 9

Ironborn Program

Day 6: back & biceps ~ 25lb dumbbells for the bicep curls, 30lb dumbbells for the bent over rows, and 50lb dumbbells farmer’s walk

Day 7: legs ~ 50lb dumbbells for the squats and calf raises and 30lb dumbbells for both lunges

Day 8: abs ~ doubled all reps or time for each exercise

Day 9: shoulders, chest & triceps ~ 25lb dumbbells with the shoulder and chest press and 15lb dumbbells for the lateral and forward raises

Day 10: back & biceps ~ 50lb dumbbells for the shrugs, 30lb dumbbells for the deadlifts and alt. bicep curls, 25lb dumbbells for the upright rows, and used 15lb dumbbells for the renegade rows.


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Ironborn & #Darebee Challenges x2 ~ Days 2 & 3 + Unoff. Hammer Curl Challenge Days 1-3

Ironborn Program

Day 2: back & biceps ~ 4 sets of each exercise (x6) with 30sec rest in between — used 20lb dumbbells for the bent over flys; used 25lb dumbbells for the bicep curls, upright rows, and bent over rows; used 30lb dumbbells (net= 60lbs) for the deadlifts; and 50lb dumbbells for the shrugs (net= 100lbs)

Day 3: legs ~ 4 sets of each exercise (x4) with 30sec rest in between — I used a 30lb dumbbell for the goblet squats and two 30lb dumbbells for the calf raises. This weight wasn’t hard enough so I will try with the 50lb dumbbells next time to see if that is challenging enough or perhaps too hard. And I used 20lb dumbbells for both the forward and side lunges. It was just right for the side lunges, but too light for the forward lunges. I will increase to 30lbs the next time I do these.


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Ironborn & Darebee Challenges x2 ~ Day 1

Ironborn Program

Day 1: shoulders, chest & triceps ~ 4 sets each shoulder press/chest press/lateral arm raises/triceps extension (each side) — I used 25lb dumbbells for the shoulder press, chest press, and triceps extensions (each side) and I used 15lb dumbbells for the lateral arm raises. I am going to have some new callouses on my hands by the end of this program. I can the spots where the new ones will end up and boy are those spots sore now!


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Military Fit Plus & Cardio Blast Challenge ~ Completed!

Military Fit Plus Program

Day 26: Endurance ~ Level 3/60 seconds each, once through — plank variations so fairly easy, basically an active rest day

Day 27: Full Circuit ~ Level 3/3 sets for all levels, no rest between sets: Set 1 = 30sec each exercise; Set 2 = 40sec each exercise; Set 3 = 60sec each exercise *30sec jumping jacks after each exercise. — A really fun workout especially now that I wasn’t feeling sick anymore!

Day 28: Gravity ~ Level 3/5 sets — the weights were a little all over the place today. I used 25#’s on the bicep curls and upright rows, 20#’s on the bent over rows, 15#’s on the lat arm raises and bent over flys, and 30#’s on the dead lifts. The back section in between the weights was brutal! Teeth gritting hard!

Day 29: Cardio & Core ~ Level 3/7 sets — not much to say other than I loved this workout!

Day 30: Power Circuit ~ Level 3/7 sets *30sec squat hops at the start of every set* — opted out of the ‘to failure’ option for the plank and squat hold today as it was a challenge to get through just the bare minimum on Level 3 for this last day. I used 25#’s on everything except for the renegade row push-ups and I used 15#’s on those.

Cardio Blast Challenge

Day 27 ~ 700 jumping jacks (350/350)

Day 28 ~ 320 high knees (1 set)

Day 29 ~ 750 jumping jacks (375/375)

Day 30 ~ 340 high knees (1 set)

My final total for the snowball fight in The Hive on Darebee was: 1,502 snowballs dodged, which means that many burpees done in a weeks time, and that I threw 3,004 snowballs to other members on the forum 😛
It was a lot of fun and I’ve had improvements in my set amounts when it comes to burpees from this event alone! *thumbs up*