Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Rainbow Dragon's Dares

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Tuesday, January 21 - Rainbow's Days of Fitness Day 60

    yoga flow: 38 minutes

    skill & strength training
    : 23 minutes - Flying Crow Flow


    Total: 61 minutes


    Other stuff:

    3.5 km hiking
    5 minutes restorative yoga
    10 minutes meditation

    Cook 90 / Only Homemade 30 : Day 21 -
    No Junk Food: Day 21 -
    A Salad a Day: Day 9 -

    Video Game-Free Days: 41


    Lights out
    : 1:08 AM - Binge-watched season 2 of The Sinner on Netflix. (Good show. Bad Laura for breaking my curfew to watch it.)
    Up Wednesday: 7:24 AM

    Comment


      1 AM?!?!? Just make sure your bills get paid!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Thinking of that epi of Portlandia where they binge watched BattleStar Galactica until the utility company shut off their electricity and the water was turned off๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      Comment


        That Portlandia story is a bit of a stretch, DorothyMH . At 73 episodes, the entire 4 season run of new BSG can be binge-watched in a long weekend.
        The Sinner only has 8 episodes per season. And I only watched half of one season yesterday. I'm pretty sure my utility services are all safe for now.

        Comment


          Wednesday, January 22 - Rainbow's Days of Fitness Day 61

          yoga flow: 36 minutes - slow vinyasas. these were pretty challenging done on the heals of Hang Time and Pistol Squat Prep!

          skill & strength training: 17 minutes - Hang Time (L-sits and L-sit transitions with yoga blocks)

          Pistol Squat Prep: 8:50


          Total: 62 minutes


          Other stuff:

          3 km hiking

          Cook 90 / Only Homemade 30 : Day 22 -
          No Junk Food: Day 22 -
          A Salad a Day: Day 10 -

          Video Game-Free Days: 42


          Lights out
          : 11:23 PM - Was in bed for 11:05 but decided to do a bit of reading so I would fall asleep quickly once I did turn out my lights. (Ideally, I would like to make it to bed early enough to read for a bit before my schedule lights out time every night.)
          Up Thursday: 8:37 AM - I needed the sleep after Tuesday night's shenanigans. But it's time for me to get back on track with my sleep schedule.

          Comment


            Doing a split workout today. I left my yoga mats down on the floor between workouts, but folded them in half so my dogs would not walk on the topside of them with wet and potentially muddy feet. Apparently Trudy thinks 4 thicknesses of yoga mat makes for a comfy bed.

            golden retriever lying on a yoga mat

            I guess I don't need to start the second half of my workout quite yet.

            Comment


              So is that what the yoga pose downward dog is?

              Comment


                Heh, heh, TopNotch . Both of my dogs are quite good at downward facing dog pose. But I think the pose pictured above is called "hogging Laura's yoga mat because she obviously left it here for me and I don't want other dog to steal my spot asana".

                Comment


                  Originally posted by Rainbow Dragon View Post
                  Apparently Trudy thinks 4 thicknesses of yoga mat makes for a comfy bed.
                  In my opinion she was right

                  Comment


                    Originally posted by Rainbow Dragon View Post
                    Doing a split workout today. I left my yoga mats down on the floor between workouts, but folded them in half so my dogs would not walk on the topside of them with wet and potentially muddy feet. Apparently Trudy thinks 4 thicknesses of yoga mat makes for a comfy bed.

                    golden retriever lying on a yoga mat

                    I guess I don't need to start the second half of my workout quite yet.
                    Even though mine is an 8 lb cockapoo, she thinks the exact same thing. That the yoga mat is the bestest bed. Especially if dad is trying to use it ...

                    Comment


                      She sure slept there for a long time, Fremen !

                      Comment


                        BravoLimaPoppa3 when I am trying to use my yoga mat, my dogs think I am the best bed! It's not so bad when they join me for shavasana, but core work with even part of an 80lb. dog resting on the body part I'm trying to lift is interesting.

                        Comment


                          Thursday, January 23 - Rainbow's Days of Fitness Day 62

                          yoga flow: 48 minutes

                          skill & strength training: 17 minutes - Crow As You Go - felt that I had the balance today for a full one-legged crow and just needed a wee bit more upper body strength to lift up into it


                          Total: 65 minutes


                          Other stuff:

                          4.5 km hiking

                          Cook 90 / Only Homemade 30 : Day 23 -
                          No Junk Food: Day 23 -
                          A Salad a Day: Day 11 -

                          Video Game-Free Days: 43


                          Lights out
                          : 11:55 PM - Guess I let Trudy stay on my yoga mat for a bit too long. (She's so cute though! How can I make her get up?)
                          Up Friday: 8:40 AM

                          Comment



                            Friday, January 24 - Rainbow's Days of Fitness Day 63


                            skill & strength training: 19 minutes - Walking Float - not a lot of floating, but I was able to lift off pretty consistently with my hands on only 3" blocks

                            Back & Core: 48 minutes - D24: 3:30 / D25: 20 minutes (30 seconds/pose) / D26: 7 minutes / D27: 4 minutes (1 minute standard plank, 30 seconds/side for side, one-arm, and alt arm and leg planks) / D28: 13:30


                            Total: 67 minutes


                            Other stuff:

                            Cook 90 / Only Homemade 30 : Day 24 -
                            No Junk Food: Day 24 -
                            A Salad a Day: Day 12 -

                            Video Game-Free Days: 44


                            Lights out
                            : 11:45 PM - Was in bed for 11:00 but then stayed up reading.
                            Up Saturday: 7:40 AM

                            Comment


                              Saturday, January 25 - Rainbow's Days of Fitness Day 64


                              yoga flow: 33 minutes

                              skill & strength training: 16:15 - Flying Crow

                              Back & Core: 12:45 - D29: 7:45 / D30: 5:00 -


                              Total: 62 minutes


                              Other stuff:

                              Cook 90 / Only Homemade 30 : Day 25 -
                              No Junk Food: Day 25 -
                              A Salad a Day: Day 13 -
                              A Salad a Day Stretch Goal #1: 30 Vegetables in 30 Days - - It was challenging to eat 30 different vegetables in only 13 days due to both space and time constraints. But the fact that it was possible for me to do it in only 13 days suggests my 30 different vegetables each month goal should be manageable long term.

                              Video Game-Free Days: 45


                              Lights out
                              : 12:05 AM - Was in bed for 11:40 but then stayed up reading.
                              Up Sunday: 7:59 AM

                              Comment


                                Thinking on next steps, now that I've finished Back & Core. I'm doing a lot of food challenges right now, which are time-consuming but important to me. The time pressure from my food challenges will ease up a little bit mid-February, but the main time sink--the fact that, as much as possible, I am eating only homemade food now--I intend to continue long term. I've allowed my workout schedule to remain pretty loosey-goosey to give myself time to adjust to the scheduling pressures of eating only homemade. But it's time for me to ramp things up a bit workout wise now and get more serious about where I want my training to take me.

                                Currently, my baseline is supposed to be:

                                yoga flow - 6 or 7 days a week
                                running or other cardio - 6 or 7 days a week


                                I've been doing well on the yoga flows. I've only skipped them on days when I've spent extra time on skill & strength training. Since a lot of my S&S work is yoga-based anyway, I'm okay with this.
                                Running, on the other hand, is an entirely different story. I've not been running once in the past two weeks. Between scheduling conflicts and lousy weather, this has been largely unavoidable. But I've not been doing any alternative cardio either. I've got nothing to blame this on but myself. I don't enjoy indoor cardio and consequently am not good at forcing myself to do it. I'm seeking to improve in this area.

                                I also do what I've been referring to as skill & strength training which is maybe an odd title since yoga flows and cardio workouts build skill and strength too. But what I've been listing under S&S is more drill-based work, exercises focused on building strength in a specific area or in a specific skill. S&S can include vinyasas, but the focus is different from that of a yoga flow. (Yoga Flow = total body workout with a dancelike, meditative quality that makes me feel happy to be right here, right now, doing exactly what I'm doing in this moment. S&S = more reps of the same exercise, more grunting, more gritting my teeth and forcing myself to do stuff I don't necessarily enjoy in the moment that I'm doing it--hello, push-ups!--but that I do anyway because I want the end result.) DAREBEE workouts pretty much all fit into this category.

                                I've been doing pretty well at including S&S training of some sort in my schedule recently, even though I've been all over the place with regards to what form this training takes from one day to the next. This is the area in which I'd like to set some more formal goals and devise a more regular training plan. I came across DAREBEE's Conquer 20 poster recently and thought it might be fun to see how many of these challenges I can conquer in the next year. Currently I can perform 10 of the challenges well, I can do modified/assisted versions of 7 more, and there are 3 exercises on the poster I really cannot do at all. Of the exercises I can currently do only modified, there is one exercise for which I choose to work only on maintenance (I don't want to be able to do full splits), and one for which I'm not able to consistently train towards improvement (I don't have regular access to a pull-up bar). This leaves me with 8 challenge exercises I can realistically work on improving at this time.

                                I considered trying DAREBEE's "prep" workouts to help me progress. My initial thought was to do L-Sit Prep, One Arm Push-Up Prep, and Handstand Push-Up Prep each once per week, alternating days with Pistol Squat Prep. But those upper body workouts are crazy hard for me (I can do them, with some extra breaks, but it takes a lot of mental energy to force myself to do them), and, while the Pistol Squat Prep workout is doable for me, I don't know that I want to do the same workout more than once a week tops. I have in my training toolkit quite a nice variety of yoga-based S&S routines which focus on specific aspects of advanced crow/crane and handstand work, many of which are more doable for me than DAREBEE's upper body prep workouts, and most of which fall into the 15-20 minute time range (which is exactly what I'm looking for here). So I think I will start with those for upper body/core for now and, as I get stronger, start adding in the prep classes, once/week at first, as well as progressing to the more challenging yoga-based classes.

                                This leaves me with the question of what to do for lower body S&S, not to mention my missing cardio work. I can certainly do the Pistol Squat Prep workout one day/week. And I have a few yoga-based lower body S&S workouts (not nearly as many as I have for upper body & core, but enough to cover one or two days/week without too much repetition. But what to do for the other days? (My plan is to schedule 5 days/week of S&S workouts--one upper body/core and one legs workout each day--leaving me with one day/week to catch up on the workouts I've inevitably missed plus one day on which I only have to do stuff that is fun for me.) There's a good chance I'll experience enough yucky weather over the next couple of months that I'd have time to get through a DAREBEE program or two for my alternative cardio training. And all the jumping and high knees in those programs would certainly count as leg S&S work. I could use a program to cover both on non-running days and then just add in some random lower body workouts on days when I actually get to go outside for a run. (Or call the running itself good enough for lower body on those days.) But it would have to be a program that doesn't include too many push-ups. (Push-ups are not cardio for me. And they'd tire me out and make it impossible for me to give what I want to my designated core/upper body work for the day. Plus they take me way too long to complete any significant number of reps.) I'm thinking maybe Full Circuit, Cardio Blast, 30 Days of HIIT, or Combat HIIT. Any votes for any of these suggestions, Bees? (Or recommendations for something different?)

                                There is also the option of foregoing the badge chasing and just selecting individual workouts that best fit with my training goals. Like subbing in Power Cardio High Burn workouts on days that I don't make it outside for a run. (I do have a fondness for badges. But building a training schedule that is both manageable and that gets me where I want to go is more important to me.)

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X