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 27 ~ slowpoke fancy-pants & brain-syncing

Day 27 ~ January 29th, 2017

A fairly relaxing day I suppose… Went out for coffee with Hulkhands and that was nice 🙂
The sunshine was out and about throughout the day and I gave my car a wash on the way home as well. It needed it badly! I was amazed at how busy the car wash was this morning and there were so many fancy-pants that totally didn’t need a wash, but the peeps took their sweet A** time… *vexed face* Ahhhh oh well, at least I had the time to get it done today either way.

Other than getting some things tidied around the house, I basically worked on math homework most of the day. I finished everything I need to hand in on Tuesday before I write the Unit test and I am going to do the Unit quizzes shortly after posting. I’m glad this particular material seems to make more sense to me this time around. I think it’s just cause it was explained in more detail than it was in the review course last year. It was just not jivving with my noodle then, but elated that I seem to have sorted it out this year *fist pump* Hopefully the next unit is just as brain-syncing as this one!

Things I am grateful for today:

~ that I’ve come such long way with how patient I am with others
~ my son finds the act of putting a puzzle together so calming
~ washing my car from all the snow, road grime, and dirt
~ Hulkhands putting up the stationary pull-up bar
~ finishing up my current fitness program and challenges a day early

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 20 ~ no lesser evil and some adaptation

Day 20 ~ January 11th, 2017

I hope I am getting to the last stages of this damn cold as my dry cough seems to have transitioned to a wet cough. It is my preferred of the two as a dry cough just friggin’ hurts!! Neither one is awesome though as it makes it so tough to get any sleep… Only a few hours last night, I’ve been up since 4AM and before that I was up at 1AM for about 45 minutes. I tried to get a small nap in later this morning, but it just wasn’t happening.

Minor surgery happened two days ago and now waiting on some more test results from that and hopefully good news! Yesterday was the worst so far for soreness/pain, but it thankfully hasn’t been too bad overall. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed afterwards and I’m glad that isn’t the case.
The part that sucks the most is that I can’t do any running for 2 weeks… My poor knees and back are starting to hurt more and more without that aspect to my fitness. I’m hoping to try some light jogging next week either at the track or just some indoor laps at home.

Continuing on with parts of my challenges and I’ll play catch up later in the month and carrying on with the weight program for this month too. If I need to I will lower my weights a bit, but I am not putting it on hold. I am going to try to keep on top of the daily Yoga Revolution as well as that makes me feel equal parts amazing and sore. Completed Day 10 this morning and it was quite relaxing today.

I might try to get some Pre-Calc done this evening I guess… I don’t really want to still not a fan of Math, but I should do it regardless right 🙂

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 & Unoff. Hammer Curl Challenge ~ Days 4 & 5

Ironborn Program

Day 4: abs ~ set of each exercise with 30sec rest between each set — I used a 20lb dumbbell with the sitting twists, I doubled all reps for all exercises, and I used 2lb ankle weights on both the leg raises and flutter kicks. I will likely continuing do this for each ab day as it makes it more challenging.

Day 5: shoulders, chest & triceps ~ 4 sets of each exercise with 30sec rest between each set — I used 25lb dummbbells for the arnold press and the triceps extensions (25lb each side), I used 15lb dumbbells for the lat arm raises, and I did the push-ups to failure each set (25/15/15/13). Doing the push-ups right after the arnold press sets with 30sec rest between was tough!!

Makeover Challenge

Day 4 ~ 10 flutter kicks/4 sets — did all sets in one go and with 2lb ankle weights

Day 5 ~ 30sec high knees + 30sec march steps (no rest)/5 sets

Burpee Challenge

Day 4 ~ 30sec push-up plank/2 sets — did the full 60secs in one shot

Day 5 ~ 25 burpees (20/5)

Unofficial Hammer Curl Challenge

Day 4 ~ 10 hammer curls (active rest day) — one set with 25lb dumbbells

Day 5 ~ 22 hammer curls — two sets of 11reps with 25lb dumbbells

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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