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    My progress (factual)

    8th August 2019 - Day 40! (no breaks so far)


    Personal stats:
    *I have started on the 29th June 2019 with (and completed) two programs: IRONBORN (30 days) and Spartan Trials (30 days - of which the last 10 days I found very challenging but rewarding as well)
    *At the same time I have completed this challenges to aid me with my workout and best results: Get to Bed on Time Challenge (30 days) First Thing Water Challenge (30 days) and Only Homemade (15 days).
    *After completing first two programs I have continued with 2 new ones: Fighter's Codex (30 days) and 90 Days of Action.

    I try to continue to go to bed at the right time and I try to drink water first thing in the morning. Even despite few sleepless nights due to the heatwave I can clearly see how sleeping enough hours (between 7 - 8,5 for myself) and drinking water in the morning and throughout the day both improve my performance during exercise, during work time and lifts my mood.
    My goal for the first few months is to build foundation. Therefore I focus on learning how to perform exercises correctly and finishing all the sets to the best of my ability.

    So far I have noticed satisfying improvements in both my physique and strength. I have not lost any weight which I am happy about. However my waistline is much smaller which suggests growing muscle and losing body fat. Some muscle started to show in the last week after couple of weeks of what seemingly 'no progress' physically or strength-wise. I'm glad and positive that I'm doing well. I am not going to start any measurement for a while yet. However I weight myself regularly at the same time and I haven't lost any weight

    In meanwhile on some days I can perform one pull-up on others just 'nearly' but I am happy with the progress never-the-less!

    Personal accomplishments so far:
    *No day off from exercise
    *Completing all exercises and sets
    *Successfully completing 2 programs and 3 challenges so far
    *Continuing to exercise despite sever heatwave last week and experiencing some cold and hay fever and also attending Pride festival within last 7 days.


    Next goals:
    1. Build decent overall foundation - strength, muscle, core etc.
    2. Focusing on getting better at kicks and punches.
    3. Focusing on pull-ups and push-ups variations.

    #2
    Happy Welcome and Badge Day

    It's looking good so far, so keep on rockin'!

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      #3
      piotrmkubiak Massive welcome to the hive buddy. Good to know there a re a few more UKers on this site I have to say excellent job on your 2 badges they are tough too. I look forward to your journey

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        #4
        and Welcome to the Hive. Keep pushing

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          #5
          Thank you and hi HellYeah , BlackButler and TheLibrarian
          I didn't even expect any comments or likes on here! I hope you don't mind if I follow you on here as you're all seem very experienced.

          BlackButler I am sure there must be more people on here from UK too hiding somewhere. Funnily enough, I am wondering of perhaps moving to Germany in the future where the other comments come from

          DAREBEE is such a great website really! People are so helpful and supportive. Glad I have came across it.

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            #6
            Hi piotrmkubiak!

            Glad to hear that you are doing all this to better yourself!
            Keep it up!
            Looking foward to see your progress!

            Best of luck!


            ~Rui

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              #7
              Hi ruipfsilva97

              Thank you very much. I'm doing my best everyday and that's what matters I suppose. Thank you for your support man. Best of luck to you too!
              What's better than working towards improving and upgrading ourselves towards a better version of what we can be! And knowing that we worked hard for it.


              ~Piotr/Peter

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                #8
                10th August 2019

                OMG!
                I have discovered that I can already do few pull-ups (with short breaks)! For a while I have been trying to do wide-grip pull-ups instead of a 'normal' ones and when I tried 'normal' ones
                I did a set of:
                4 pull-ups + 1 negative pull-up
                3 pull-ups + 2 negative pull-ups
                2 pull-ups + 4 negative pull-ups
                1 (barely) pull-up + 5 negative pull-ups

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                  #9
                  26th August 2019 - Day 58!

                  Update to progress on day 60.

                  In meanwhile here are first photos of my progress. Perhaps not a progress I wished for as I shrunk considerably in size over the last weeks (especially last week!) but it's a progress nevertheless.


                  Progress - Day 58
                  Attached Files

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                    #10
                    8th August 2019 - Day 60!

                    Personal stats:
                    * completed Fighter's Codex (30 Days) which although often seemed beyond my capabilities, was overall very beneficial
                    * to continue with 90 Days of Action, 30 Days of Strength and Power-Up (30 Days) next
                    * no challenges as both of the above programs were difficult enough for me
                    * started doing some Daily Dares recently
                    * In the last 2 weeks I have shrunk considerably in size but I have kept my weight
                    * stronger and more defined legs and glutes
                    * a little more definition to my overall body despite still very small chest
                    * on some days I have been over-training


                    Personal accomplishments so far:
                    * No day off from exercise despite long shifts at work, some heatwave and many bad 'hay fever' days
                    * most of exercises done on Level II and III
                    * completion of 3 Programs, 3 Challenges and 21 Daily Dares so far
                    * improved balance, strength and foundation
                    * cancelled Netflix etc. and have been focusing on reading books, articles and other useful information ... and Deadpool graphic novels
                    * continues to go to sleep at a reasonable time, although have not always slept well on occasions
                    * barely had 2 or 3 'bad' days in the last 2 months and I haven't been overall depressed !!!
                    * better focus and more clarity of thinking
                    * better at push-ups (max 15 in one go) and pull-ups (max 3 in one go)



                    Next goals:
                    1. Building strong, firm foundation - strength, muscle, core etc.
                    2. Add daily stretching exercises to my daily workouts in the future
                    3. Finding balance in my daily workout routines - not over-training from next month
                    4. Add meditation to my daily or weekly routine in the future
                    5. Stretching exercises for my legs for better kicks in the further future

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                      #11
                      27th September 2019 - Day 90!

                      Personal stats:
                      * completed 30 Days Of Strength and Power Up (30 Days)
                      * to continue with 90 Days of Action next
                      * completed Power Grip 30 Day Challenge, Daily Gratitude 30 Day Challenge and 1 Minute Meditation 30 Day Challenge
                      * completed 63 Daily Dares
                      * my legs still seem skinny to me although they are much stronger now
                      * similar definition to last month - I expected better results by now but I have kept my weight and lost few inches around my waist.
                      * overall I have done a lot of exercising over the last 30 days


                      Personal accomplishments so far:
                      * No day off from exercise despite not always feeling '100%' this month - heatwaves and hay fever
                      * all of exercises done on Level III and sometimes Level II
                      * completion of 5 Programs, 6 Challenges and 63 Daily Dares so far
                      * improved balance, strength, endurance and foundation
                      * still try to go to sleep at a reasonable time
                      * I've had a lot of days with 'low mood' this month which I'm used to, however for the first time in my life theses did not stop me from continuing to work out and doing other things or even enjoying myself
                      * significant personality change - this year and especially in the last 2 months I have matured substantially (feel like I stopped growing emotionally at 13 and just jumped to 38!).
                      * personal taste in music, people etc. has shifted greatly
                      * praise from my managers and work colleagues about my positive 'can-do' attitude, friendliness and especially for emotional and personal strength and level-head in all (sometimes stressful and challenging) situations
                      * didn't have much time for anything else than work, exercise, cooking, chores and discovering 'new' music (I'm discovering Rock music anything from Nirvana to Queen)
                      * better at push-ups (max 15 in one go) and pull-ups (max 6-8 in one go)


                      Next goals:
                      1. Continue with one Program for the next 30 days - continue 90 Days of Action
                      2. Finding balance in my daily workout routines - not over-training from next month
                      3. Try to balance differences in posture, strength and muscle growth on both sides e.g. different size and shape of pectorals, leaning on one leg more than the other etc.
                      4. Focus on relaxing and enjoying simple things for next month - books, Deadpool graphic novels, walks and music
                      5. Personal strength and conviction in whatever Brexit brings and choices that need to be made afterwards! Will I be relocating to another country?!


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                        #12
                        7th October 2019 - Day 100!

                        Pledge

                        As a tiny token of my gratitude I pledge to donate $10 monthly from my next pay day forward for as long as I only can afford it and use the website.
                        Thank you Darebee Team - you are fantastic.

                        Also gratitude to Darebee community.

                        Personal stats:
                        * to continue with 90 Days of Action
                        * added EPIC FIVE after 10 days of doing just one Program
                        * completed 73 Daily Dares
                        * my body seems to finally be more defined


                        Personal accomplishments so far:
                        * No day off from exercise
                        * all of exercises done on Level III and sometimes Level II
                        * completion of 5 Programs, 6 Challenges and 73 Daily Dares so far
                        * improved balance, strength, endurance and foundation
                        * I've had few days with 'depression' and despite lack of motivation on these days I have proceeded with exercise regardless
                        * significant personality change/shift continues
                        * had a job interview today and got offered a job


                        Next goals:
                        1. Continue with 90 Days of Action
                        2. Finding balance between my workouts and work (especially overtime)

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                          #13
                          27th October 2019 - Day 120!


                          Personal stats:
                          * completed 90 Days of Action
                          * to continue EPIC FIVE
                          * to start Age Of Pandora
                          * completed 92 Daily Dares
                          * I am finally starting to see physical transformation I've been waiting for
                          * my legs, chest and balance need more work in the future


                          Personal accomplishments so far:
                          * No day off from exercise - 120 days !!!
                          * all of exercises done on Level III and occasionally on Level II
                          * completion of 6 Programs, 6 Challenges and 92 Daily Dares so far
                          * improved balance, strength, endurance and foundation
                          * exercise helped me stay grounded and refocus on now when I feel depressed, lonely or uncertain about the future
                          * seems physical change comes with emotional and psychological change as well. I think I am toughening up a bit.
                          * noticed that people start to treat me with a bit of more respect
                          * Nearly 40 and have never been healthier, stronger and in better shape


                          Next goals:
                          1. Continue with exercise
                          2. Finding balance between my workouts and work (especially overtime)
                          3. Possible future addition of 4-day routine that does not overlap with Program workouts I do that day. 1. Push-ups (variations as well) 2. Lunges/squats 3. Pull-ups 4. Flexibility stretches for Kicks (and possibly 5. Planks variations for endurance in the future)
                          4. Perhaps kicks for beginners

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                          My Pledge
                          As promised I'm donating at least $10 monthly from now on.

                          Please donate and support the site and those on here that may not be able to afford paying for it if you can. Thank you..

                          Thank you Darebee Team and Darebee community - you are fantastic.

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                            #14
                            BlackButler Can I get some more badges from you in here. I love when you post these on people's posts.

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                              #15
                              Oh God! Of course buddy! Massive apologies on this I must have blanked it in the posts please you've definitely earned these badges Also amazing on the pledging Maybe you should give my Quiz a go in the Chat Room Its good fun!

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