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    Hira's Food Porn thread (and training log)

    Hi everyone.

    I'm very new to fitness and exercising. But everyone has to start somewhere.

    My goal is to get a little stronger and to feel good. Losing weight would maybe be a bonus, but if I gain muscle and look fit - the number on the scale is not really important.

    [This post is regularly edited to reflect where I am in my journey]

    Height / Weight data :
    Height : 1.62m (5.31 ft)
    Weight : 71 kg (165.5 lbs) -> Most recent weight : 66.2kg (145.9lbs) on June 18th (2017)

    What I'm doing :
    Age of Pandora
    Dumbbells workout every other day
    Working on push-ups
    Daily Dares
    Running (30mn runs, goal : do 5km in 30mn)

    2017 goals :
    - Keep exercising until the end of the year
    - Run my first 5k
    - Run my first 10k
    - Complete every lvl 2 program [DONE on April 23rd]
    - Complete a lvl 3 program (other than Total Abs)
    - Do one real (and good) push-up [DONE on March 21st]
    - Do the 5 minutes elbow plank
    - Do Upperbody Builder with 6kg dumbbells
    - Continue to have fun!

    #2
    September 19th :

    Started with a warm-up.


    The Foundation, day 6 : Flutter Kicks
    I felt I could do this on lvl II, so I did. Felt a little strain in my legs, but no pain, so it was done pretty easily.

    Daily Dare : 50 Reverse Angels
    This was harder than I thought it would be, looking at it
    It was hard to just get to 20 so I did 20, 20 and 10.


    Finished with post-workout stretching.

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      #3
      September 20th :

      Took body measurements. I will re-take them when I finish Foundation, to see if there was changes.


      Started with a warm-up.


      The Foundation, day 7 : Strength
      Squats were hard, as usual for me. Raised arm circles not really fun, also. But still, both are doable. And I know it'll only get easier with time
      I pushed myself and did 5 sets, so day 7 of Foundation : level 2!

      Daily Dare : 60 Seconds Back Arch Balance Hold
      Well, that was unstable. Done with no EC.

      Weekly Quest : Elbow Plank
      Did three times 20 seconds, so +1min for the quest.


      Finished with post-workout stretching.

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        #4
        September 21st :

        Started with a warm-up.


        Weekly Quest : Elbow Plank
        Two times 30 seconds, so +1min for the Quest. I could hold the plank a little longer than yesterday, probably because yesterday I was a little more tired. Still hard. Still proud I could hold it at all.

        Daily Dare : 50 Squats
        Squats... My old nemesis I took it slow because squats are hard. Did 20, 20 and then 10.

        Other :
        I need to learn to do push-ups, so I did knee push-ups (can't do "real" push-ups yet). Two sets of 10.

        The Foundation, day 8 : Stretching
        Harder than it looked, especially the Superman Stretches. Did it on level 1.

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          #5
          Great job on the pushups! By the way, all the work you're doing in Foundation is helping with your abs/back, which makes pushups better too. You're doing great!

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            #6
            Thank you!
            Yes, little by little, I know I'll see progress. I'm trying to push myself a little everyday (not too much), and I'm impatient to see how far I can go

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              #7
              September 22nd :

              Started with a warm-up.


              The Foundation, day 9 : Fast Pace Cardio
              My arms got tired quickly but I tried to keep the pace as much as I could.
              It got really hard at about half of the second set.
              I used the full 2 minutes to rest, every time.
              Really pushed myself and did 4 sets so... level 1.5? I know that before I would have given up halfway through the second set, so it really is a performance for me to have done 4.

              Daily Dare : 2 Minutes Chest Expansions
              Two times one minute, and stopped my hands just before I clapped each time. I'll get extra credit one day...
              5 Daily Dares done so far.

              Other :
              Walked a lot today. That should count.
              Knee Push-Ups : Two sets of 10.

              Weekly Quest : Elbow Plank
              Two times 30 seconds.
              The second time I thought I wouldn't be able to hold it for ten seconds, but I did 30!


              Finished with post-workout stretching.

              I'm not strong, but I'll get better.

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                #8
                Great job on the elbow planks! Those will help a lot with your pushups. And doing level 1.5 is a huge improvement! The numbers are increasing throughout the Foundation program too, so level 1 at day 3 is much smaller than level 1 at day 13. You're doing fabulous!

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                  #9
                  Thanks!
                  I'm impatient to see the changes in my body (I eat healthy so it should come), but in the meanwhile I already see changes in my mood and my attitude. So it's all good.

                  I'm not sure I do knee push-ups "correctly", I think I have to go down more, but I'll wait, and try to go down more every time, and see if I get better.

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                    #10
                    Hiraelle here is a great tutorial to do push ups properly



                    It can easily be applied to knee push ups

                    And keep going strong!

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                      #11
                      Ryuji thanks! That will help.

                      September 23rd :

                      Notes : My computer died suddenly so I'm feeling down, but that should not prevent me from exercising I'll add running probably in the coming days and see if my body can handle it (if not, it will be for later!). Arms and shoulders are pretty sore from yesterday.


                      Started with a warm-up.

                      The Foundation, day 10 : Strength
                      Tricep Dips are haaard. I don't go down much, but I try to do as much as I can. That will have to be good enough for now.
                      I really wanted to do 3 sets, but I did 4. Level 1.5.

                      Daily Dare : 30 Crunch Kicks
                      Managed to do this with EC, so it's the first time I earn extra credit!
                      6 Daily Dares done, 1 EC.

                      Weekly Quest : Elbow Plank
                      40 seconds and then 30 seconds. I'm getting a little better.

                      Other :
                      Knee Push-Ups : I can't go all the way down yet, but I think I'm better than when I first started. So, not all the way down, but I manage to go lower than when I started, so I believe I'll get there. And the video helped getting my form right.
                      ​​​​​​​Two sets of ten.

                      Finished with post-workout stretching.

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                        #12
                        September 24th :

                        Notes : Arms and shoulders are still sore, so I decided to take it a little slower today, as I don't want to overdo things. So no Knee Push-Ups or Elbow Plank today.


                        Started with a warm-up.

                        The Foundation, day 11: Fast Pace Cardio
                        Pretty taxing on my arms and soulders. I did it on level 1.

                        Daily Dare : 100 Knee Strikes
                        Did 30/30 and then 20/20. I like combat stuff
                        7 Daily Dares done. 1 EC.

                        Finished with post-workout stretching.

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                          #13
                          September 25th :

                          Notes : Arms and shoulders are way better. I was right to take it easy yesterday, so today I can go strong again!

                          Started with a warm-up.

                          The Foundation, day 12 : Stretching
                          Superman stretches were way easier than last time!
                          Plank step-ins were harder than it looked.
                          The upward dog stretches were fun.
                          Did 4 sets - level 2


                          Daily Dare : 20 Downward Upward Dogs
                          It was hard, but I managed to do them in one go, so got EC!
                          8 Daily Dares done, 2 EC.

                          Weekly Quest : Elbow Plank
                          One minute in one go!

                          Other :
                          Knee Push-Ups : Those are still very hard and I still don't go down enough, but I want to keep at it. Two sets of ten.
                          Running : Started "couch to 5k" program. I'm doing the running parts at a slow jog, my priority is to level up in endurance, and mind my form, not going at high speed. Speed can come later. Week 1 Day 1 complete! I may repeat weeks if needed, I'll see when it comes to it.

                          Finished with post-workout stretching.


                          Overall I already feel I'm getting better.

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                            #14
                            September 26th :

                            Started with a warm-up.

                            The Foundation, day 13 : Flutter Kicks
                            Did 100 reps - level 2.

                            Daily Dare : 5 minutes Bounce on the spot
                            I can't possibly do all 5 minutes in one go at my level, but well, I know I'll level up eventually. Decided to set a goal for myself : five times one minute, and I managed that, so I'm satisfied!
                            9 Daily Dares done, 2 EC.

                            Weekly Quest : Broken bridge (shoulder taps)
                            Three sets of 20. I think the elbow plank last week may have helped me for that.

                            Other :
                            Knee Push-Ups : I'm starting to be able to go down more. Two sets of ten.

                            Finished with post-workout stretching.

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                              #15
                              September 27th :

                              Notes : Depression makes me tired today, so I hope working out will fix that.

                              Started with a warm-up.

                              The Foundation, day 14 : Fighter
                              Well I needed that. And I like those "Fighter" days. Did five sets - level 2! The fifth set was done slower than the others, but it was done (and I did mind my form, so it was just slower, not sloppy).

                              Daily Dare : 40 Squats + Step Back
                              Well I see that my legs are already that much stronger. Done with EC!
                              10 Daily Dares done, 3 EC.

                              Weekly Quest : Broken Bridge (shoulder taps)
                              Did 25 and 25.

                              Other :
                              Knee Push-Ups : Two sets of ten.
                              Running : "couch to 5k", week 1 day 2. It was easier than last time. Main Goal : build endurance.

                              Finished with post-workout stretching.

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