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    A Valkyrie's quest to fly

    Hello everyone, I'm back and so decided to make yet another check-in thread

    In the last couple of months I had to scale down my workouts due to being extremely tired, then I discovered I had anemia... I didn't give up on the challenges/program I was doing, I just did them at a much slower pace and intensity than expected. But better late than never, so I'm proud to say I finished my first Darebee program, Power-Up.

    Now it's a new year (and I'm taking Iron supplements finally) so it's time to up the effort again (but not too much, recovering is important) and so I started a brand new program! The freshly released Zero Hero

    I'm also doing 2 challenges firstly the Ninja challenge here on Darebee since I love these types of challenges (mostly because they sound cool tbh). And I'm doing a blogilates challenge with a friend of mine, the 2020 one. I want to build that everyday workout habit in her, and since she's a fan I suggested doing that for starters


    Because I've been working out so little (and nothing at all some weeks) I've gotten a lot weaker, but I still have the same goals that I will want to actively pursuit once I'm more recovered:

    5 min elbow Plank

    1 pull-up

    The pull up one specially will be my main goal, I've been talking about it for so long YET I STILL CAN'T DO IT. So I'll keep training for that goal.
    Since I don't have space for chair pull-ups in the room I'm renting I need to find a park with bars. Meanwhile I'm gonna do some band exercises for the back muscles, just so I do something in that muscle group, but without pushing myself too hard. This Valkyrie will learn to fly!!


    With that slightly chaotic introduction out of the way today I did:

    Zero hero days 1 and 2 (lvl2)
    Ninja challenge day 3 (I'm doing it on normal difficulty)
    the blogilates 2020 day one exercises: 20 squats and 20 rope climbers (that's a fun twist on a sit up XD )

    // I won't be making daily logs of my exercise in here but I'll try to post often (-ish)

    #2
    Welcome back

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      #3
      Originally posted by BiaTDias View Post
      Since I don't have space for chair pull-ups in the room I'm renting I need to find a park with bars.
      Are you allowed to put screws into the ceiling? If yes you could hang a pair of gymnastic rings and you are set for any kind of rowing / australian pullups.
      Jack-Knife pullups and maybe even "regular" ring pullups would be possible. Worth investigating ... imho.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Nebulus View Post

        Are you allowed to put screws into the ceiling? If yes you could hang a pair of gymnastic rings and you are set for any kind of rowing / australian pullups.
        Jack-Knife pullups and maybe even "regular" ring pullups would be possible. Worth investigating ... imho.
        I'm renting the room, I can't even put posters on the wall
        But I appreciate the confidence in me eventually being able to do those harder pull-ups

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          #5
          You will get your first pullup, i'm sure (given that you find some bar to hang from). Negative pullups kind a lot. Jump up to the bar and try to lower yourself as slowly as possible.
          I started with 3 sets of 3 negative pullups when i started out doing "pullups". In the last set i was more or less dropping through without any noticeable deceleration.
          Do this for some weeks and you will be able to do your first pullup.
          Australian pullups can also help a lot in developing the requirement strength (which should be doable with almost any horizontal bar on a kid's playground).
          Regarding the rental... not even posters are allowed? This sounds very limiting.

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            #6
            Time for a weekly check-in!
            Me and my friend are up to date in the blogilates challenge, I'm in day 8 of the zero hero program, and day 9 of the Ninja challenge. All is going well so far but I do notice i'm visibly weaker now. So I'll slowly continue getting back up to speed.

            Not fitness related but Monster Hunter Iceborne is almost out on PC and I can't wait for it
            I really want to make a zynogre armor :3

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              #7
              Back to check-in!!

              I'm on day 15 of the ninja challenge and the Zero hero program, up to date with the blogilates challenge. I'm getting better, can do 10 burpees in a row without feeling dizzy, so slow and steady

              Meanwhile where I'm not slow and steady is Iceborne, I love it

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                #8
                The grind continues!

                I've been going at an ever increasing pace with the program. Reflecting me getting back up to health I assume. I'm on day 21 of the zero hero program and the ninja challenge. I'm aiming to finish the blogilates 2020 challenge this weekend, unfortunately my friend gave up on it :/
                I need to find something else to motivate her, since she's always saying how she wants to exercise more.


                Also it's been 15 days of exercising so I gave myself that badge back


                And I found a great way to always exercise everyday, even if just a little, for me.
                I have the habit of watching YouTube videos, or TV shows that don't need my full attention, I'll just listen to them while I browse the net, occasionally looking back to them.
                So now I put those videos on and I'll do my exercises!
                It also helps I live in a really tiny room, so my workout space is right next to my pc desk

                I've been currently watching MasterChef Australia S2 this way, I'm almost done with it and with the zero hero program
                The only problem is that I finish working out and I'm completing starving, both from exercising and watching delicious food being cooked

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by BiaTDias View Post

                  Also it's been 15 days of exercising so I gave myself that badge back
                  Congrats

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                    #10
                    BiaTDias Welcome back Looking awesome on your thread keep up the epic work

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                      #11
                      Time for a flash check-in! Because I just finished the Zero Hero program!!! I was missing a few days, and since I finished work in the morning quite early I decided to go for it and finish all the workout days I was missing

                      And before I start a new program I want to do a themed week, they seem fun
                      Still need to choose one though.

                      Now time to shower and continue the work I had to do this afternoon XD

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                        #12
                        Congrats On zero Hero Program

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                          #13
                          Time for a check in and announce a slight change of plans. I was going to do a themed week before starting a new program, and even did the first workout on the flexibility week, but then I read more about the full circuit program and decided I should just start it already X)

                          So I finished the ninja challenge and did the first day of Full Circuit today!!
                          Oh boy, I wasn't wearing weights on my legs, but after the second set I sure felt like I was wearing some
                          AND THERE WERE 7 SETS
                          I did the high knees veeeery slowly in the last three sets, but I finished and I feel great about being able to finish it

                          Also I started to do something about the 5 min plank goal. Started today by just doing a 30s elbow plank (Full circuit really killed me) and I'll do that everyday and start increasing the time slowly

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                            #14
                            Congrats on Ninja Challenge

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                              #15
                              So, life happens.
                              I found out I have Osteochondroma on my left knee. This means my leg bone decided it would be rad to start growing a spike


                              I have to surgery soon to remove it, and then I have at least 1 month of recovery waiting for me, without being able to move my leg. Untill then I was also advised to stop doing exercise that puts any kind of pressure on my knee, that means I'll have to put full circuit on hold.

                              I don't want to start being completely immobile and wait for my leg to heal so I went into the workout filter and selected a couple that only use the upper body. Today I did the tempered steel one, I'll do an upper body workout a day untill the surgery, after it I'll see how I am and decide if I can keep up with it.



                              On better news, I gave myself the 30 days exercising badge back! And I feel like I have so much more energy now

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