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      Challenges
      30 Days of Fitness 15/30

      Programs
      30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 9 - 25m
      Pretty tough, but in moderate way, different than my main workout. This feels like a great complement to my strength training.

      Get Strong! Week 1 Day 5
      Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
      1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
      2. Single-leg squat x5
      3. Knee pushups x5
      4. Hip thrust x10
      5. Walkout from knees x5

      Felt good today; strong, but also ravenous. I ate a lot today. I get that strength training requires a little more food... but this is more than I'm used to eating. To be fair, I'm not used to eating much/often. That's why IF was so easy for me - I would often go a day or two without eating anyway. I'm still being careful to eat healthy, so it's not bad, just surprising, and odd to manage.

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        I’m so glad to see you feel better

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          Challenges
          30 Days of Fitness 16/30

          Programs
          30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 10 - 10m

          Get Strong! Week 1 Day 6
          Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
          1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
          2. Single-leg squat x5
          3. Knee pushups x5
          4. Hip thrust x10
          5. Walkout from knees x5

          Feeling strong again, despite poor sleep last night. Made a nice healthy breakfast... and wasn't hungry at all. Figured I would be for lunch. Did it again. Made veggies in a new way, made sure to have protein and healthy carbs and.. not hungry??? I wonder if this is my new normal; ravenous days with alternate fasts. I did eat some, but not very much. A small snack with afternoon tea. But then tonight my husband bought me a donut so I ate a serving of veggies and then had a nice treat.

          I'm feeling really good not fretting about food. Enjoying finding new ways to eat veggies and balancing carbs with protein and fats. Still doing some research about how I wanna handle nutrition to support my strength training. And having a donut for the first time in forever was a fun distraction from a stressful day. Speaking of stress, I really wanted to run today. But I thought better of it. I don't want my lack of sleep to backfire.

          Thanks, DorothyMH! Ima try to keep it that way! Slow and steady for me.

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            4/18

            Challenges
            30 Days of Fitness 17/30

            Programs
            30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 11

            Get Strong! Week 1 Day 7
            Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
            1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
            2. Single-leg squat x5
            3. Knee pushups x5
            4. Hip thrust x10
            5. Walkout from knees x5

            Felt really good finishing up the first week of strength. Got some healthy soreness and feeling strong.
            Had an impromptu birthday & drinks Zoom chat with friends so skipped the yoga, and the rest of the night.
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            4/19

            Challenges
            30 Days of Fitness 18/30

            Programs
            30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 11
            Once again, feels good during and after.

            Get Strong! Week 2 Day 1
            Rest Day
            Zombies, Run! Homefront workout #3
            27 minutes of very light workouts - calf raises, pushups, squats, interspersed with dancing. Feels so good to dance.

            This past week has been about balance and being lax when it comes to food. Eating carbs more, bread, sweets, etc. haven't been worrying about weight or measurements either. But this week I'll be focusing on eating healthy using the Modern Hero Meal Plan. Having fun using new ways to cook veggies and experimenting in the kitchen more.

            Still no fasting, just yet but I would like to get back to it in Week 3. My appetite has leveled out, but I don't want to rush anything.
            Last edited by Sasstronaut; April 20, 2020, 05:22 AM. Reason: nutrition addition

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              Challenges
              30 Days of Fitness 19/30

              Programs
              30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 12
              A bit tricky. I've terrible balance and even that tree pose is quite difficult for me.

              Get Strong! Week 2 Day 2
              Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
              1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
              2. Single-leg squat x5
              3. Knee pushups x5
              4. Hip thrust x10
              5. Walkout from knees x5

              Felt pretty good, though my alarm hasn't been working so I'm sleeping too much.

              A bit concerned about food today. Following the guidelines of healthy eating (eating slow, healthy food, etc) I've noticed myself eating more than I should. Trying to eat until 80% full, but when there is food left, a little part of me doesn't want to leave food on my plate. "Oh there's only a few more bites on there. You can finish that." I was raised to eat EVERYTHING on my plate - which now that I think about it, is kinda weird. Couldn't I just eat it for the next meal as leftovers? - and apparently I still have to get over that deeply ingrained nature.

              Breakfast: Rice Congee made with bone broth, with leftover meatballs and mixed greens from the night before.
              Lunch: 1/2 plate of swiss chard, 1/4 plate leftover pasta, 1/4 plate country pork chop
              Snack: Apple
              Dinner: 1/2 plate radish and turnips braised in bone broth, 1/4 plate leftover pasta, 1/4 pork chop, topped with grated cheese. (only had a few bites)

              I was hungry for a snack at around 1530 so I had an apple, but then not hungry at all for dinner. I guess I ate too much at lunch? I think that while I am following the Modern Hero plates ratios, perhaps my plate is too big? I'm not trying to fast at all and I want to make sure I have the right energy for strength training. Ah well. Just going to listen to my body and hope I can get it what it needs.

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                As a child, I also was raised to eat everything on my plate. And I never was to decide about the portions I got. So when I grew older (at high school), and went to dinner at my friend's, I took small portions, so I would not have myself in the position that I couldn't eat further and to be in the position to choose to 1. be impolite to leave my plate half full, or 2. eat way too much and have a stomach ache or nausea. It turned out that the parents of my friends were very pleased that I took a second portion, because that indicated that I liked it. So win win!

                Whether or not I'm hungry at meals, has not only to do with what I ate at the meal before, but also with the temperatures and my activity level. When I'm really active or working out on a high intensity, or when it's really hot wheather, I lose appetite. My mom was always surprised that when I came home from school (13km on bike, on high speed), the first 30 minutes I had no appetite at all. After 30 min rest, I could eat again.

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                  4/21
                  Challenges
                  30 Days of Fitness 20/30

                  Programs
                  30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 13

                  Get Strong! Week 2 Day 3
                  Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
                  1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
                  2. Single-leg squat x5
                  3. Knee pushups x5
                  4. Hip thrust x10
                  5. Walkout from knees x5
                  Felt weak during this morning’s workout, and pretty tired all day. Got hit with a migraine after lunch and didn't really get off the couch after that.

                  4/22
                  Challenges
                  30 Days of Fitness 21/30

                  Programs
                  30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 13
                  Started but just wasn’t feeling it. Not sure why.

                  Get Strong! Week 2 Day 4
                  Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
                  1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
                  2. Single-leg squat x5
                  3. Knee pushups x5
                  4. Hip thrust x10
                  5. Walkout from knees x5
                  Strong today and much more energetic. Did well on this and did a lot of housework besides.

                  Toddler wanted to walk/play outside a lot today and that was a lot of fun. It was beautiful out and was such a nice change of pace to get outside. I’m planning on a morning jog since it’s my strength routine rest day.

                  NancyTree thank you for the insights! I was trying to go by Darebees’s “plates” method but I think I will have to manage my portions, as you mentioned and try not to fill up the whole plate. I’m sure I’ll get the kinks out eventually. Though I do miss fasting.

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                    What’s a leg assisted pull up? Do you use a band around your knee?

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                      Challenges
                      30 Days of Fitness 22/30

                      Programs
                      30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 13
                      Couldn't finish this after going a bit too hard on my run.

                      Get Strong! Week 2 Day 5
                      Rest Day
                      Zombies, Run! Homefront workout #4
                      36 minutes of very light workouts - lunges, Inchworm, reverse lunges, and lots of dancing.


                      Barefoot Running Transition
                      From Walking to Running 5/30 - 6m of 1m walk + 10s sprint
                      Zombies, Run! S1E4
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                      Kinda a bad day here as we didn't get much sleep, woke with a bloody nose in the middle of the night, and I had a headache all day. But I am sick of not running so I went out and did it anyway.
                      DorothyMH I'm just using what I have at home - a stool. I use my arms for the most part, but will also assist with both my legs when I need it. Working out so far.

                      I think I'm gonna go back to fasting soon. I get snacky way too much otherwise and feel a little... off balance. Fasting worked really well for me, too. I felt great and was more mindful with food. I will start with small fasts though, maybe 12 hours, then increase. Perhaps I can feel as good on a 14:10 regimen or even go back to my 16: 8 that I enjoyed so much.
                      Happy bonus! While changing one day my husband said he thought my shoulders look a bit more defined than before. Very slightly I think, but It's a good start.
                      Last edited by Sasstronaut; May 3, 2020, 02:37 AM.

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                        Challenges
                        30 Days of Fitness 23/30

                        Programs
                        30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 13
                        Feet are still too tender. Got a couple blisters!

                        Get Strong! Week 2 Day 6
                        Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
                        1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
                        2. Single-leg squat x5
                        3. Knee pushups x5
                        4. Hip thrust x10
                        5. Walkout from knees x5
                        Felt a bit weak today but was still a good workout. I was afraid I would get bored of it, but I like feeling strong.

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                          So, by “using your legs,” you mean to say you are jumping up to the bar?

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                            Challenges
                            30 Days of Fitness 24/30

                            Programs
                            30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 13
                            Feet are still too tender.

                            Get Strong! Week 2 Day 7 - Last day of this workout!
                            Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
                            1. Legs assisted pull-up x5
                            2. Single-leg squat x5
                            3. Knee pushups x5
                            4. Hip thrust x10
                            5. Walkout from knees x5
                            Ended this workout feeling strong! Tomorrow starts the first progression of these exercises.

                            DorothyMH not at my level! Just have both legs on a stool for now and when my upper body can't bring me up further, I use my legs to help me out. Tomorrow is the start of only 1-leg supported pull-ups!

                            Walking to Mordor and Back
                            369.18km / 230.7mi
                            Today was a great day, with everyone in a good mood. Had to turn on the AC already here - bedrooms are way too hot to sleep without. It's gonna be a hard summer...
                            Made a Spiced Root cake today from my Elder Scrolls Cookbook. Delicious, but better for the colder months, I think.
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                            Since today was a late workout, I had a surprise workout buddy.
                            https://photos.app.goo.gl/4mtuJVn7xw4gfEUp7
                            https://photos.app.goo.gl/PWPcD1CcRgFWSG4H9
                            Last edited by Sasstronaut; April 26, 2020, 05:18 AM. Reason: The littlest Bee

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                              Challenges
                              30 Days of Fitness 25/30

                              Programs
                              30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 13

                              Get Strong! Week 3 Day 1
                              Circuit of the following exercises completed 4 times.
                              1. One-leg assisted pull-up x5
                              2. Single-leg squat x5 (just above 90d angle)
                              3. Hands elevated pushups x5
                              4. One-legged glute bridge x10
                              5. Walkout to plank x5
                              This was definitely a tough progression. Took about 25m and I felt pretty beat.

                              Did a lot of cooking and cleaning today; was on my feet for nearly all of it. Ready to snuggle a book in bed.

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                                Challenges
                                30 Days of Fitness 26/30

                                Programs
                                30 Days of Yoga with Adriene Day 13

                                Get Strong! Week 3 Day 2
                                Rest Day
                                Zombies, Run! Homefront workout #5
                                32m of mostly dancing, with some jumping jacks, squats, chair dips, and march steps.

                                Barefoot Running Transition
                                From Walking to Running 6/30 - 3 sessions of 2m walk + 2m jog
                                Zombies, Run! S1E5
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                                I did the run in the morning, which I don't normally do, and I felt really low energy for it, and for the rest of the day. Might try it again but I think running in the evening might stay my jam.
                                Last edited by Sasstronaut; May 3, 2020, 02:41 AM.

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