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    Challenges
    30 Days of Fitness 4/30
    30 Day Walkabout 23/30
    Meditation 10/30

    Workouts
    3/10 - Walked 4.0 km / 2.49 mi
    3/11 - Walked 2.8 / 1.74
    3/12 - Walked 2.0 / 1.24
    3/13 - Walked 1.2 / 0.75
    3/14 - Walked 2.4 / 1.49
    3/15 - Walked 6.5 / 4.04

    3/16 - HIIT 15m Day 1 Full Body
    1. Jump Squat x20 2. (knee) Pushups x10 3. Competition Burpee x20 4. Jump Lunge x10 5. Mountain Climber x20
    Walked 3.5 / 2.17

    3/17 - Walked 1.5 / 0.93

    3/18 - HIIT 15m Day 2 Full Body
    1. Side Jump Lunge x20 2. Commando Pushups x12 3. Prisoner Get-up x12 4. Split Jump x10 5. Bird Dog x10
    Walked 2.9 / 1.8

    3/19 - Yoga 30m
    Walked 3.5 / 2.17

    3/20 - HIIT 15m Day 3 Full Body (Day 1 repeat) - Beat my personal best!
    Walked 4.4 / 2.73

    3/21 - Walked 2.0 / 1.24
    3/22 - Walked 3.6 / 2.24

    3/23 - HIIT 15m Day 4 Abs
    1. Plank Jack x20 2. Flying Burpee x10 3. Knee Hug x20 4. Jump Tuck x10
    Walked 3.0 / 1.86

    3/24 - Yoga 15m
    Walked 2.2 / 1.37

    3/25 - HIIT 15m Day 5 Full Body (Day 2 repeat)
    Walked 4.8 / 2.98

    3/26 - Yoga 25m Gentle Morning Sequence - Yoga with Adriene

    Barefoot Running Transition
    From Walking to Running 1/30
    Zombies, Run! S1E1 - 2.11km in 20:27 (3 round of walk 4m / run 1m drills)
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    Yoga 30m - Runner's Yoga - Yoga with Adriene
    Walked 2.6 / 1.62

    Walking to Mordor and Back
    266.58 km / 166.6 mi

    It's been a rough few weeks, but I am finally feeling better and have a good routine. Still catching up on sleep though. Been meditating, sewing, and cooking a lot, and in addition to sleeping and exercising, I'm feeling really good!
    Last edited by Sasstronaut; April 2, 2020, 05:03 PM.

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      Challenges
      30 Days of Fitness 5/30
      30 Day Walkabout 23/30
      Meditation 11/30

      Workouts
      HIIT 15m Day 6 Lower Body
      1. Backward Lunge Kickup x10/10
      2. Sumo Jump Squat Left Lift x20 alt
      3. Pistol Squat* to Deadlift x10 alt
      4. Curtsy Lunge Side Kick x10/10
      5. Squat to lunge jump x10
      Did 2.5 rounds, but may have to change out pistol squats; even holding on to something, I couldn't get very far down. Overall though, this is my favorite so far. I had a lot of fun with these exercises.

      Walked 2.4km / 1.49

      Walking to Mordor and Back
      268.98 km / 168.1 mi

      Feeling really good lately. Seems like switching HIIT from daily to 3x/week agrees with me much more. The real test will be long term however, since I never had a problem until 6-8 weeks in, sometimes more. Looking for long-term changes here.

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        What has happened to your bare footed running? Did I miss something....?🥴

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          Good to hear you feel good! Cardio (or HIIT) 3 times a week is already pretty good to improve your fitness, and doing that every day may even be counterproductive, so good for you following your body and what feels right. What is the HIIT 15m? Is it a program or something you put together?
          Do you have plans for the HIIT-less days?

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            DorothyMH Oh, seems I've been lax! All my running is barefoot now actually, which is why I am doing it a bit less. Want to give my body time to adjust.

            NancyTree I agree. I've gone through weeks where I do a daily HIIT and no matter what, I always end up getting burnout after 8-12 weeks, after which I don't workout at all except yoga. So I decided to listen to the wisdom of others here and actually listen to my body, as you say, for once!
            The HIIT I follow is from a book called 15 Minutes to Fitness by Zuzka Light - the same woman who does the HIIT workouts I followed in the past. Despite the fact that I don't agree with her daily HIIT regimen, I do love the workouts she creates. They're so much fun for me and I always feel good. This one is a 30-day program.
            HIIT-less days feature longer yoga practices (20-30m) and sometimes a run if my body feels up to it.
            Last edited by Sasstronaut; March 31, 2020, 11:43 PM. Reason: formatting

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              Challenges
              30 Days of Fitness 2/30 - we had a lazy Sunday where I did absolutely nothing
              30 Day Walkabout 23/30
              Meditation 2/30 - skipped this on Sunday as well

              Workouts
              Saturday 3/28
              Zombies, Run! Homefront (home workouts) - 30m - Step-ups, buggy, squats, but mostly dancing!
              This was a great light workout and the dancing made me really happy.

              Monday 3/30
              HIIT Day #7 Abs (day 4 repeat) - 15m / 2.75 rounds
              1. Plank Jack x20
              2. Flying Burpee x10
              3. Knee Hug x20
              4. Jump Tuck x10
              Think I did better. Did 2 rounds to r3 knee hugs

              Tuesday 3/31
              Yoga - 20m - emphasis on neck and shoulders

              Barefoot Running Transition
              From Walking to Running 2/30
              Zombies, Run! S1E2 - (4m walk / 1m jog) x4 - 2.3 km in 21:02 (9'07/km) - 35s pace improvement!
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              Yoga 30m - Runner's Yoga - Yoga with Adriene


              Walking to Mordor and Back
              282.38 km / 176.5 mi
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              Last edited by Sasstronaut; April 2, 2020, 05:03 PM.

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                The HIIT workouts sound nice indeed, from what I read in your posts. How does the book look? With pictures, a link to online videos or just text?

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                  Program
                  Zero Hero 1/30 - Level III

                  Challenges
                  30 Days of Fitness 1/30
                  Meditation 1/30
                  Knee Push-ups 1&2/30
                  Abs & Core 1/30
                  Iron Core 1&2/30
                  30 Day Walkabout 23/30 - /13500

                  I didn't do anything at all on April 1st. I must have slept wrong bc my neck and shoulders were killing me and I slept in a bit longer. I also overdid it with my barefoot running on Tuesday - I went around my block and on the other side there is more asphalt, less sidewalk pavement, so they are still sore. I decided to skip my HIIT but unfortunately, I ended up not doing anything at all. I need to get better at that - no Zero Days here! I am going to get 30 straight days of Meditation and Fitness, even if I only do 15m of walking that day.

                  Today I did the Posture Perfect workout, restarted my Program and a few Challenges.
                  Finished up the day with 10m of some winding-down yoga.


                  NancyTree It's mostly text but there are pictures to show how to do exercises. Some are a little odd to visualize to me though, so it's often helpful to look them up on YouTube. She might also still have some free ones uploaded there (most workouts are on her site, which has a paid subscription). I do plan to be going back to those, but probably at this 3x/week schedule.


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                    Program
                    Zero Hero 2/30 - Level II

                    Challenges
                    30 Days of Fitness 2/30
                    Meditation 2/30
                    Knee Push-ups 3/30
                    Abs & Core 2/30
                    Iron Core 3/30
                    30 Day Walkabout 23/30 - /13500

                    15 HIIT Day #8 Full Body
                    1. Regular Burpee x10/10
                    2. One-legged Squat x10 alt
                    3. Everest Climber* x20 (I had to do standard mountain climbers since these were too hard for me, right now)
                    4. Side-to-Side Jump x20
                    5. Ab Splitters x10
                    Completed 2 full rounds + 5 burpees.

                    Feeling oddly tired today, even though I only stayed up 1 hour later than usual. I suppose that's a testament to how well a regular sleep schedule really does work for me! I'm glad I finally took the time to make it stick.

                    Disappointing weigh-in and measure; 150lbs and 31" waist. The various things before and then the quarantine led to me not choosing the healthiest behaviors, though I have to say once I figured out my sleep issues, I've found it a lot easier to keep to not craving the bad stuff. I only seem to crave sugar and carbs when I'm tired. Now that I know my pattern, I hope to be better at setting myself up for success.
                    Also a bit concerned that this week has been more difficult to fast. Generally I have no trouble at all for 16: 18 IF but this past week I've been very hungry around 9. I have gone back to eating very low carb and that seems to be difficult for me. May have to acquiesce and switch to 14:10 for a couple days until my body gets used to my old pattern again.

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                      Program
                      Zero Hero 3/30

                      Challenges
                      30 Days of Fitness 3/30
                      Meditation /30
                      Knee Push-ups 4/30
                      Abs & Core 3/30
                      Iron Core 4/30
                      30 Day Walkabout 23/30 - /13500

                      Today I did the Zombies, Run! Homefront home workout #2. Fun, like last time. 27m.
                      Followed that up with 41m of the Just Dance
                      game. I really enjoy dancing, but I think I overdid it again. Luckily, not too much, but feet still a bit sore from my last run. A good night's sleep should be just fine. Just remembered that I did not meditate today.. seems if I don't do it in the AM then I just forget about it.

                      I am liking this new schedule though, and I need to stick to it. I'm feeling like the workouts are good without being too much and I don't have as many cravings when fasting again, which is nice. I just have to keep in mind that fasting does work for me - it worked before and it will work again, even if the results are disappointing right now.

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                        Thanks for the links!

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                          Program
                          Zero Hero 3/30

                          Challenges
                          30 Days of Fitness 4/30
                          Meditation 1/30
                          Knee Push-ups 5/30
                          Abs & Core 3/30
                          Iron Core 4/30
                          30 Day Walkabout 23/30 - /13500

                          Barefoot Running Transition
                          From Walking to Running 3/30
                          Zombies, Run! S1E3 - (2m walk / 2m jog) x2 - 1.47km in 15:04 (10:13" /km) - I did my walk/run drill after 4m and then walked again once it was over.
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                          Walking to Mordor and Back
                          299.68 km / 187.3 mi

                          Did a great deal of cleaning this morning too. Got the dining room all spring cleaned! Feels nice, though there's still loads to go.

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                            Program
                            Zero Hero 3/30 - Level III

                            Challenges
                            30 Days of Fitness 5/30
                            Meditation 2/30
                            Knee Push-ups 5/30
                            Abs & Core 3/30
                            Iron Core 4/30
                            30 Day Walkabout 23/30 - /13500

                            Terrible sleep last night! I guess people are going a little nuts bc they were very rowdy last night. Cars driving by with loud music, car alarms going off, my neighbor slamming doors and thudding on floor... I woke up every 2-3 hours. Didn't have the energy for the HIIT workout, so I skipped it today. Going to bed early!

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                              Program
                              Zero Hero 4/30 Level III

                              Challenges
                              30 Days of Fitness 6/30
                              Meditation 3/30
                              Knee Push-ups 6/30
                              Abs & Core 4/30
                              Iron Core 5/30
                              30 Day Walkabout 23/30 - /13500

                              30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 1 30m
                              This was an amazing start. I don't really know specifically what I like about this better - I've done 30 days of yoga with other teachers - but I enjoyed this whole thing. I usually get too restless, but I didn't have any troubles this entire time.

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                              So that was all yesterday but today is a different story. Even getting a good night's sleep I just didn't have good energy for HIIT again. I'm also having a harder time sticking to my 16h fasts and for some reason, craving carbs hard core, which I don't usually do anymore. This is the third time I haven't had the energy for HIIT and I'm starting to think I'm doing too much without enough fuel. I am also do doing classic running cardio, so I might just be putting to much on my plate. Since weight loss is my main goal, I'm going to continue focusing on my fasting and drop the HIIT for now, and instead do some classic weightlifting/bodyweight exercises.

                              Perhaps I should drop the extra challenges as well? I might just keep the monthly one. I hate giving up on these things and I feel like I just keep doing it. So frustrated, again. Also getting harder to eat low-carb around here... I will meet my goals one of these days, right?

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                                Have you read @Damer’s thing about grit on the front page of the Hive? And watch the video he linked. It’s great and right up your alley

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