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    Out of my grave

    Hey there!

    Please allow me to introduce myself
    I'm a man of wealth and taste
    ...

    Ok, not really. ^^' I'm Grablund, 33, and I'm in the worst condition ever. So, I think my goal is the same one many others have: Getting fit (again), loosing weight and the most important thing, improving my health. I just started here on the 18th - best birthday present I made myself - and hopefully will be able to reach my goals. I love sports, especially outdoor, and did a lot of sports in past. But meanwhile there is a bunch of problems (Asthma, migraine, and an old injury of my ankle) that makes it hard to be as fit and active as I want to be. Nevertheless I try my best to move my bones, whining around just sucks. I'm always between listening to my body and not beeing a sissy.

    Well, I started with the Hero's Journey on Friday. Yeah, I love this RPG stuff. (Btw. pen and paper is one of my big passions.) It's not easy going for me, so I think I'm doing right.
    Hopefully this log will help to fight it out on less motivated days.

    Thank you for reading.
    Best,
    Grablund


    #2
    Best of luck. I'm sure you can achieve anything you put your mind to.

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      #3
      Happy belated birthday and welcome to the Hive. And to help you stay motivated, my migraines have become a LOT better since I started to work out, I know it's different for everybody but it's worth a try, beats the painkillers.

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        #4
        Thank you for your warm welcome, guys.
        And yes, werehamster, I really hope it will become better.

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          #5
          Log entry 001
          August 18 - 20

          Ok, after introducing myself, let's get serious here. I started the Hero's Journey program. The first three days were hard but nevertheless funny. Earned a mourning from my body... Well, I don't want to talk about pain. Just this: It felt good. ^^
          (Ok, this definitely sounds strange... somehow...)


          August 21
          Day 4 of my journey to become a ... not, definitely no hero. May I just choose the other side? ^^
          Workout was ok... Really ok. I mean, I felt the effort but no ache. For a short moment I asked myself if I did something wrong. Then I got giggly and thought there might be something below my pudding. Well, I looked through some other core exercises but finally added nothing. I want to be careful and not overextend my body.

          Funny moment: I kept lying on the floor between the superman stretches. My son came into the room and was slightly shocked.

          I'm looking forward to day 5.
          current HJ points: 400


          Goals:
          Yeah, let's talk about short time goals. They are important.
          Please don't laugh at me but one of my hobbies is to crochet. And I have a wonderful instruction for a nice looking tunic. Additionally I have 1,000m of a high quality wool. I'd love to do this tunic with only these 1,000m. So, a few centimeters less around the waist will be helpful.
          Goal - reducing waist circumference
          Reward - doing the awesome tunic

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            #6
            Welcome and your off to a great start, have fun

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              #7
              Thank you, Gee

              Log entry 002
              August 22
              My original plan was to brew up some green tea and relax a bit on my sofa before training. But then I heard this song and it fitted perfectly to my workout. So I started exercising and had some nice green ice tea refreshment after training.
              Workout was hard this time. Not because of the exercises themselves but my right ankle complained a bit. I have to be careful, I know. But I did not start to stumble only 5 days later. So, no time to be a sissy. ^^ Motivation is still high and I hope I can keep it this level as long as possible.
              I'm a bit worried about the weather. It often triggers my migraine. Hopefully I won't have an attack this time. Besides my workout I planned a longer geocaching trip for Saturday. No time for pain.

              current HJ points: 500

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                #8
                Welcome to The Hive Grablund
                Hope you'll have a lot of fun with Hero's Journey, and good luck with your short and long term goals.

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                  #9
                  Thank you I-Matanjah

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                    #10
                    Welcome to the hive! Enjoy your stay

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                      #11
                      Welcome!

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                        #12
                        Thank you, both.

                        Log entry 003
                        August 23
                        Hello push-ups, my old friend! I always tried to avoid push-ups in past. Once I asked a friend if he would show me how to do them. He said "Sure. Look at me. It's just 1,2,3,4....10...15...20. Oh, and one handed it's just like that 1,2,3...." *demotivating mode*.... Yeah, I never learned how to do them, or even how to learn them and therefore I can't do even one. Yaaaay. But as motivation is still high, I want to learn it right now.
                        Yesterday's workout said classic push-ups to failure. Instead of failing with no. 1 I just stepped back a bit an did the easier ones, wall and incline push-ups. It was the better choice, I think. Classic push-ups are added now to my goals list.
                        Additionally I got interrupted during my workout. Guys... honestly... would it please be possible to survive an hour without me? - No, obviously not. Some people will have to learn that I'd like to take some time for my training, or simply train with me. Anyways I added a short but strong walk, just approx 10-15 minutes, due to the interruption.
                        Despite this exercises were fun, yesterday. My right ankle gets better again an motivation is still high. I managed it to integrate my workout into my calendar. Looks nice and helps to plan my days without being online.

                        current HJ points: 700

                        New goal: learning to do push-ups
                        Reward: uhmmm, ability to do push-ups? ^^

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                          #13
                          Log entry 004

                          August 24
                          I felt good during exercises. And even better after them. Full stop.

                          August 25
                          It's day 8 of the Hero's Journey. Training was a bit harder today but still ok. I even had enough time an breath to do the DD. There is just a little headache upcoming. Hope it won't turn into a migraine attack. I have plans for this weekend. No time to lie in bed with pain...

                          current HJ points: 950

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                            #14
                            Log entry 005

                            August 26
                            I'm such a bloody cheater. But I think I already mentioned that I'm more a villain than a heroine. I wanted to be careful with my ankle, so I chose the "easier" way today. In the end I saw it would cost me my dinner. That would be pretty hard. Not physically. I had a nice natural yoghurt with some fruit in the afternoon so eating nothing for dinner won't be that hard for my body. But today was one of the rare days where I can have dinner with my husband and my son. Due to our work that doesn't happen as often as it should be. Therefore I added some push up training after the main workout and just ate a bit less of our tasty tomato salad.
                            And yay, I planned to do level I but ended up with level II. Felt pretty good.

                            current HJ points: 1150

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                              #15
                              Log entry 006

                              September 05
                              I'm really piss... pardon, slightly frustrated. As you see, there was a full week without any life signs by me. Yay... A really shitty virus visited me and this unexpected and unwanted guest even brought some fever with it. Guest gift. So, fever forced me down into bed a full week. I rarely get such ill. More than doing some footwork and hand tendons/hand mobility wasn't possible. I can't find propper words for this kind of frustration...
                              I just recovered and will restart my Hero's Journey this evening. Hopefully I won't fail...

                              current HJ points: back to 0

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