Day 43 ~ April 15th, 2017
Ugh! It’s been a month since I last posted… >_> It’s difficult to do everything I want on the computer because I just can’t sit still for that long (even while typing this up I got up a handful of times to do something else, or push-ups) and I typically talk myself into doing Math, which is what I should be doing anyway. I hate how time-consuming, and boring, Pre-Calc 11 is! Thankfully I only have three Units and the Final left to do and then it’s done. Plus, it’ll be finished up well before the set end date for the course too.
I had my first race two weeks ago on the Westside and I think I will do a short post about that after I do this one. So more on that later!
I finished up three weeks of a body weight workout via a Hive member on Darebee yesterday and I loved it. There is a lot of room for progression strength-wise that I find extremely appealing and they are fairly quick workouts too. The idea behind it is something that I will re-visit in the future for sure. Next up is a 5 Day Split via another Hive member, called Iron Mode, and that starts this Monday. While I enjoy body weight workouts, I was definitely starting to miss tossing around the dumbbells so this will sate that desire for the next four weeks.
Two other things that I am going to focus on probably twice a week are holding a front lever and a planche. I am further along with the planche than I thought I would be, but not there yet. Front lever I am not close at all yet… I get to an advanced tuck and attempt to move to a single leg and I just drop down. So, hopefully lots of progress to happen over the next few months and my goal now is to be able to do these consistently by the end of 2017. Here’s hoping I can make it happen! 😀
Things that I am grateful for/about today:
~ creating some new fitness goals
~ getting out for a bike ride
~ my raspberry plant survived the transplant!
~ putting on good weight (muscle)
~ got my son’s passport photos done this week
Cheers ~ ✌
Day 32 ~ February 23rd, 2017
-_- … I’ve not done much on my computer lately other than Pre-Calc so basically all the regular stuff that I do has fallen to the wayside. It’s taking up way more time than I anticipated and it sucks. I’ll get something of a reprieve over spring break in about two weeks because the school will be closed so I can take my time moving through the units. I’m already starting on the Mid-Term review so I don’t need to worry about falling behind in the course either.
Not much else to say as my days are kind of blurred together they are so similar the last couple of weeks!
Things that I am grateful for/about today:
~ A lovely stranger helping me out with the electronic parking meter as I’d never used one before today. And they had amazing manners, which is a rarity these days!
~ Beautiful, warm spring-like weather ❤
~ Picking up another daily push-up challenge/activity. This one will focus on harder variations *rubs hands together in glee*
~ BTS (방탄소년단) Comeback *happy dancing* All of the awesome sauce!
Not Today – often the first song I put on in my car since it came out 🐱
Cheers ~ ✌
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 25 ~ January 27th, 2017
Not as nice out today and the day also seems to be moving very slowly… *sigh* At least it isn’t raining or snowing though so that is a silver lining!
My son was trying to do Yoga poses on the mat this morning. It was so cute! I got down and did Downward Facing Dog, Cobra, Forward Fold, Plank, and Root to Rise with him after watching him try on his own.
I’ve only started doing yoga since the beginning of the new year so it’s cool see him taking an interest in something I am doing fitness-wise that he could benefit from too!!
Registered for five 10k races starting in April and carrying on until October of this year. I am so excited!! I wasn’t all that certain what, or if, I would be doing any this year, but that was an amazing deal! I’m looking forward to getting my overall 10km time dwindled down by the summer 😀
Things that I am grateful for today:
~ I didn’t have to do the dishes today (thanks Hulkhands!)
~ the Factoring unit for Pre-Calc actually seems to make sense this time around
~ I found a torrent of BTS’ HYYH Epilogue Concert so I can watch it!
~ not needing an electric mixer to do any baking
~ short finger nails
Cheers ~ ✌
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 ~ ✌
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.
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!!
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
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