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    #16
    You're doing great Hiraelle keep it up

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      #17
      Thanks! And, well, I'm having fun.


      September 28th :

      Notes : Halfway through Foundation already!


      Started with a warm-up.

      The Foundation, day 15 : Strength
      I have gotten way better at squats, but tricep dips are still hell. Arm raises / Raised arm circles / Horizontal scissors are also hard (but less than tricep dips). I lack strength in my arms / upper body. So I think I will do the Upper Body Challenge, and replace push-ups by knee push-ups.
      Did 3 sets (level 1). It was hard and I already pushed myself to do three sets, so level 1 it is for today.

      Daily Dare : 60 Seconds Chest Squeeze
      I almost didn't manage it, but I got EC.
      11 Daily Dares done, 4 EC.

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

      Challenge :
      Upper Body Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 1. I like the backfists , and I've gotten better at knee push-ups. Not good enough to switch to real push-ups still (I did try! But I can't), but I will as soon as I am ready.

      Finished with post-workout stretching.

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        #18
        Hey, that's awesome that you're trying real pushups!

        Idea: keep trying, even if you can't do one. Do this first, then complete your knee pushups as normal. This will help your body learn what you're trying to do! I found this the easiest way to go from knee pushups to full pushups. You can also try full pushups with your hands higher than your feet (I use the side of my bed) to make them easier.

        You've added in a lot to your daily routine, and I hope you're feeling better, with more energy, because of it! Keep it up!

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          #19
          Joomju Yes, I do plan on trying every time I have to do push-ups in the challenge. And one day I'll be able to do them

          And well, I'm sore because of the workouts and everything, but I feel good. I have more energy, and I have a goal.
          If I feel too sore I take it easy for a day and then I keep going strong after that, and I'm proud of myself.

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            #20
            September 29th :

            Notes : Tomorrow is running day!! I'm happy about that.


            Started with a warm-up.

            Daily Dare : 40 Side Plank Rotations
            I tried, but I can't do it, because I can't hold the side plank at all, or if I manage to hold it a little, my form is really bad because I'm not strong enough. Also tried just side planks, but same : not strong enough.
            I decided do do an elbow plank instead. Held it for 1'15'', my personal best (last time was 1'). Sooo... let's say I turned a fail into a win?
            11 Daily Dares done, 4 EC.

            Challenge :
            Upper Body Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 2. Chest expansions throughout the day are easy. When it was a daily dare, for extra credit it was required to stop before clapping, so that's what I did.

            Weekly Quest : Broken Bridge (shoudler taps)
            Did 30 and 30.

            The Foundation, day 16 : Stretching
            The march steps (140) were the hardest. Did 4 sets.

            Finished with a little more stretching.

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              #21
              September 30th :

              Notes : I'm feeling good today! I managed to wake up in the morning and all (I'm trying to readjust my sleep schedule, going from going to bed at 4-5am - I was watching the Olympics and the Paralympics this summer... - and waking up at 1pm ; to going to bed at 1 - 2am and waking up at 10am - yeah it's still late but I don't work, after all, and I don't have kids).

              Started with a warm-up.

              Daily Dare : 40 Jumping Lunges
              I was confused at first because the text says 20 on one side and then 20 on the other side, but the how-to shows alternate jumping lunges. Seems like it's not alternates. Oh well. And just as my legs were feeling better (they were sore those last few days, especially thighs)..
              And : wooow this exercise is hard. Did five reps each side, four times.
              12 Daily Dares done, 4 EC.

              The Foundation, day 17 : Fast Pace Cardio
              Tiring. I wanted to stop at 3 sets, decided to attempt a 4th and I managed it. So, 4 sets done! Level 1.5.

              Weekly Quest : Broken Bridge (shoulder taps)
              Will we get to this crate in time??
              Did 30 and 30 and 20.

              Challenge :
              Upper Body Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 3. Always love the backfists I... really like kicks and punches. I'll have to make sure that my routine always includes some.
              I still don't go down enough in my Knee Push-Ups... but if I go down more I can't go up again, it's already hard... (I can't do incline Push-Ups, I tried but there's nowhere I have enough space).

              Finished with post-workout stretching.

              Other :
              Running : Couch to 5K, week 1 day 3. End of first week! It was a lot easier this time, I feel ready for week 2! Bring it on

              The plan there is completing the couch to 5K program, and since despite the name it's more "learn to run 30 minutes straight", see if I can run 5K in 30 minutes after that. When I can and I have done it for a few weeks, I want to try to run 10K in one hour (there's a 10K race in my town every year around the start of October... My goal is to try to participate next year... ).
              How much running is too much running to add to my routine? I'm not to this point at all for now, but I'm thinking about it. I like to think far ahead and plan stuff, it motivates me (well except during the exercise itself, when I'm all like "I'll only think about what I'm doing now, step by step".)

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                #22
                October 1st :

                Notes : The October challenge (squats and punches) looks fun I don't want to do it just yet because that would be too many squats for me to do every day, on top of a program. But I'll definitely do it one day!
                I'll do the 10,000 punches challenge now though, because I want to punch.

                Started with a warm-up.

                Daily Dare : 10 Cross Tricep Extensions
                I... can't. So like last time I couldn't do a daily dare, I decided to do an elbow plank.
                Held one minute, and then 45 seconds. I feel kinda weak today (I haven't slept well, and I feel it), I hope the rest of the workout will be better than that.

                The Foundation, day 18 : Strength
                Strength days are always the hardest for me. Tricep dips are still hell, and one of my thighs hurts when I do squats (seems like the pain got better during the workout though). Thankfully, step back + step ups and calf raises are easy.
                Did 3 sets.

                Weekly Quest : Broken Bridge (shoulder taps)
                25.

                Challenges :
                Upperbody Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 4.
                10,000 Punches Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 1 (two sets)

                Finished with stretching.

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                  #23
                  October 2nd :

                  Notes : Still not slept very well (a lot of trouble falling asleep). It happens sometimes, I hope it won't last long. On the positive side, my body isn't hurting today (it was hurting all over yesterday... ).
                  And it's my birthday today, so lots of cake to eat But I still want to work out. (And it's my running day, too!)

                  Started with a warm-up.

                  The Foundation, day 19 : Fast Pace Cardio
                  A little harder than it looked like, but nowhere near as hard as Strength days. 5 sets - level 2 I could have gone for more, but I still have stuff to do in my routine and I have to run this evening.

                  Weekly Quest : Broken Bridge (shoulder taps)
                  Did 30 and 20.

                  Daily Dare: 40 Bridges
                  Did it in one go!
                  13 Daily Dares done, 5 EC.

                  Challenges :
                  Upperbody Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 5.
                  10,000 Punches Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 2 (two sets)
                  Lots of punches to do My knee push-ups are slowly getting better.

                  Other :
                  Running : "couch to 5k program", week 2 day 1! It was easier than I thought it would be. I ran very slowly, so running for one minute and a half was nothing difficult (last week it was very difficult to run for one minute straight, even very slowly). I'm pleased with my progress.

                  And also post-workout stretching.

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                    #24
                    Oh, Happy Birthday

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                      #25
                      Thanks!

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                        #26
                        Happy birthday Hiraelle!

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                          #27
                          Happy birthday Hiraelle !

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                            #28
                            Thank you

                            October 3rd :
                            Notes : Still not slept enough, but hopefully the worst of the stressful times are behind me now, so I may sleep better the coming days.

                            Started with a warm-up.

                            The Foundation, day 20 : Stretching
                            Well, not that easy. But superman stretches are getting easier to do. 3 sets.
                            I'm at two thirds of the program now! I feel great and I feel like I'm accomplishing things!

                            Daily Dare : 100 Calf Raises
                            Felt the burn after 20~25 reps.
                            Did 40, then 40, then 20. Tried to go for two sets of 50, but it got too hard at around 35 each time, so I couldn't push for more than 40 a set.
                            14 Daily Dares done, 5 EC.

                            Weekly Quest : Defend the Crate! (crunch kicks)
                            Did 40 and 30.

                            Challenges :
                            Upperbody Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 6. 48 chest expansions in one go.
                            10,000 Punches Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 3. 200 punches in two sets (160/40).

                            + a little more stretching (not too much since Foundation was stretching day already).

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                              #29
                              October 4th :

                              Notes : Got more sleep, finally.

                              Started with a warm-up.

                              The Foundation, day 21 : Fast Pace Cardio
                              Did 4 sets.

                              Daily Dare : 30 Infinity Circles
                              Two sets of 15.
                              15 Daily Dares done, 5 EC.

                              Weekly Quest : Defend the Crate! (crunch kicks)
                              Did two sets of 45.

                              Challenges :
                              Upperbody Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 7
                              10,000 Punches Challenge (with Knee Push-Ups) : day 4. 100 punches in one set.

                              Finished with post-workout stretching.
                              Now I can touch my toes with my fingers when I sit down with my legs stretched out before me. Couldn't do that before. I can't hold it for long without feeling too much pressure, so I don't force it too much.

                              Other :
                              Running : "couch to 5k", week 2 day 2. My legs were heavyyyyy I wasn't breathless, though. Just heavy legs. That said, I completed what I had to do for today.

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                                #30
                                Happy belated birthday Hiraelle !

                                And you're doing great with Foundation and Challenges! Awesome job!

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