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  • BongoFrog
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    Thursday

    Dailies
    2-min warmup
    pushups
    Toes
    Squat
    Ab
    Vitality



    today is so hot, Iwas sweating before I even started any exercise
    I hate when it's warm, I can't even just throw my laundry into a dryer because I don't have one so the house is all humid too...

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  • BongoFrog
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    Wednesday - Upperbody

    Dailies - day 4
    2-min Warmup - doneo
    Pushups - pushup plank 20s
    Toes - doness
    Squats - wall sit 30s - struggled with that ngl going to split wall sits into multiple sets in future.
    Abs - Donnee
    Vitality - donee

    B&B[E] - same weight as previously

    Notes-
    my abs are dying off from the other day. My knee was achy earlier, but not enough to stop me on the exercises.
    My laptop also keeps deciding to shut off on it's own randomly now, I'm too clumsy to own things why don't I just get a desk PC so I can't even drop things on the regular ughhhhhhhh it's like every time I managed to get some money saved up I break something > like excuse you me, I'm trying to save up for a car and a house here, I can't just keep buying things every year that cost upwards of £100 it's just not going to happen if I keep this up
    Last year it was a new phone because I broke it and this year it's my laptop, I'm going to end up absolutely broke at this rate
    I really need to take better care of objects, even if I know they're just objects and they're replaceable, they cost money to replace and that's the issue there.... I might just have a specific savings just for replacing broken things.... put £5-£10 a week in and only allow myself to replace things with that money.... then I wont feel so slighted by myself if I do need to replace something... and it wont really feel like I'm losing a lot on money to replacing things if I take it out bit by bit

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  • BongoFrog
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    Monday - Strength

    2-min warmup
    Pushups
    Toes
    Squat
    Ab
    Vitality
    I didn't wrte down which workout I did but I did something else as well
    I keep closing the tab without saving

    Tuesday - Honestly I feel like I need a good rest, I'm off work today and the last few days I've been hurting so much, my obliques are trying to murder me
    1 day's rest and then I'll get back to everything. 60+ days of non-stop exercise isn't bad, but I have only been aching the last few days and want just a chance to recover a little bit

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  • BongoFrog
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    Sunday - Casual

    2-min warmup
    knee Pushups challenge(Modified for full)- 20s hold
    Touch toes - done, I can already touch my toes but I'm still feeling the stretch my legs, so far it looks like doing legswings for 60 seconds doesn't seem possible without falling over right now I keep losing my balance
    Squat - taking the sets pace slowly, not rushing though them because I want to keep aware of any signs of knee trouble, (aka if I need to warmup my knees)
    Abs - doable, but I can see this getting VERY difficult very quickly
    Vitality - donee


    Notes
    I need to work on getting up earlier, maybe around 9am (I work late normally and don't get hole until midnight so any earlier wouldn't be very good for my sleep) and try to get my exercises started sooner after I wake up, then I can see about re-starting t the gym if I go before work...

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  • BongoFrog
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    1st August
    Saturday - Strength

    Warm-up - done
    Pushups - done for today, felt a lot easier than the first time around with knee pushups somehow
    Touch Toes - I already have okay flexibility, not bad but not great, so this shouldn't be too difficult and fairly gentle for me
    Squat - these are already difficult, I'm probably going to allow myself up to double the recommended rest time between sets, and I'm not too crazy about this one beinf fully completed, but I will be trying my best each day to reach the goal
    Ab - this is waaay harder than I thought it would be, I'm going to have to actually split these sets I think, but that's okay as long as I finish the total. day 1 is harrrd I'm not sure if I can complete this, but we'll see how it goes
    Vitality - more tiring than it looks hmmm

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  • BongoFrog
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    Last day of month 31st July
    Friday - Cas


    4-Minute warm up
    Foundation day 30
    Cardio Cross Plus

    Forgot to hit post yesterday
    Diet wise it wasn't a great day

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  • BongoFrog
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    Wednesday - Upperbody

    Warm-up - done
    k-pushups - done
    Grip -done
    Plank - 30/30 done
    Calves - will update later, I have work so I'll just get those done durin the shift
    Foundation(day 18) -

    Skipping the upper body stuff today, but wanted to get atleast my daily stuff done
    My friend is moving into my house today and I didn't want to still be doing exercise when he got here so I finished up early to help him get things into his room from the car.

    -----------------------[Forgot to hit post again, before closing the tab, whoops]---------------------------

    Thursday - supposed to be Lowerbody but I think I'll make today casual and I'll do a full body workout tomorrow, that abs&core day from foundation knackered me
    4-Min Warmup
    Final pushup plank doneee glad those are over with for now
    GRip doneeee
    Plank DOeee

    Foundation - day 29 - hate it omg leg raises directly after crunches are horribleee do-able but horrible :'( but just goes to show that I need to do more ab work

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------


    End of Dailies reviews

    Knee Push-Up Challenge - knee pushup holds are so difficult, those are where I struggled the most with this challenge, and I don't think they should have been split up on the occasions that I did split the holds, but I wanted to focus mainly of completing the pushups themselves, and the pushup holds did help some I think, so I'm glad I tried my best with this and I'm going to consider it complete to the best of my ability. Only having 30seconds rest between the push-up sets made the later half of the challenge difficult for me and although I knew I can do at least 20 full pushups after sufficient rest and was convinced this challenge wouldn't do anything for me, I've found that it really did help get a better feel for how to hold myself during the pushups, I really shouldn't underestimate the easier exercises, they still put the body through a lot of strain if you're still withing range of the skill level. If I was as good as I thought I was at pushups I should have breezed through. I'm glad I did this one, this one is a good one, the pacing didn't feel like it was accelerating too quickly, but it did get harder each day, even when doing the same as a previous day.
    If I understand conditioning correctly this is probably what it's good for if you have the physical strength to do a decent number of pushups, but haven't done them in a long time or very far and few between, I might need to fall back onto this in future if I fall out of doing regular/semi-regular pushups
    I might start to redo this with full pushups on Aug 1st


    Power Grip Challenge - Wooooowww this was so much harder than I thought it was going to be, I really really struggled with this, my forearms felt like they were burning every time I got to the end of the clench/unclench sets for the day, the overhead Flex hold I struggled with actually focusing on the flex so those didn't feel like they were doing much, which is a shame that I didn't actually do that part to my best physical ability, but I did try to do them properly, the focus really let me down here, perhaps I need to learn how to focus for longer on flexing, I just find I get bored doing it, so my mind wanders and I'm relaxing without meaning to.
    Although it was hard I did find it fun, and it's something I wouldn't mind trying again, but not right away, my forearms need a rest from that I think

    1 Minute Plank Challenge - The main thing I've learned from this, it's goddamn hard to do planks for 1 minute! the longest I was able to hold a plank properly was probably 45-50 seconds, but doing them every day made it hard to progress when the strain didn't have a chance to fade day-by-day, I would like to add more planks into my regular exercises, but I'm not sure if I'll do them daily, each time I'd have all the gas in my body pushed out from the core strain lol but I should do some more core and ab work overall, will probably re-try this at a later date, it's a good one that's appropriate for any skill level when you can split the sets in whichever way works for you personally.

    Calves of Steel - this one was so easy for me, it didn't really feel like it was doing much for me to be honest, but my calves are fairly strong. I think the only way for me to feel challenged by this was to do them in as short a time as possible, but good for casual workout things, but I already do calf holds just while I'm bored at work, which is probably why it didn't feel like much. When I had physio for my ankle I had to do this exercise (just not to the same level) and just started to idly do the exercise so by this point they're just a habit, a pretty good habit that I'm glad I've got to this day. But this challenge didn't really challenge me, so calves-wise I'm much better than I thought I was, but that means I should try to do something to work my calves more to increase strength overall

    Foundation - (I still have one more day left at this point but I think I can still write an accurate review today) Starts of pretty easy, but gets so difficult, I'm glad I didn't try to skip past this one, I really feel like it's benefited me, it's something I might even re-do because some of those exercises did push me, but I might try to do another programme before I decide to go back to this, I want to see how far I can reasonably push myself on the programmes that are currently available, I'm just worried that my knee pain will cause the majority of my issues, but I should check each day what exercises will be on programmes and try to appropriately warmup my knees before I try starting, if that means it takes an extra 5 mins to be ready to go then I'll just have to stick it out. I can't let this be an excuse to not do my workouts properly I want to improve my fitness and health overall, if I can find some warmups that help my knee then I can do those when my knee pain acts up just in general.
    Overall was very good, it didn't feel like things were impossible, but they were difficult, I'd probably advice if someone is struggling with this one too much to try the Foundation Light first.

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  • BongoFrog
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    Tuesday - Casual

    did all my dailies for day 28 and day 27 of foundation, nothing extra today.


    Notes - My right shoulder is still in some pain when I'm exercising. Not sharp pains, but like a stiffness pain? and it's not been constant pain throughout the day, just mainly when I'm doing other things, I wonder if I've overworked the shoulder a little which is why it's like this? but then it's not bothering me for all exercises I should do a longer 4-5min warm-up really... or do the 2-min warm-up twice idkkkk

    I'll figure something out, maybe I need to calm ddown with the number of challenges next month, getting towards the end it might be a bit much for my shoulder, I want to try to find something for building up strength around my knee that I can just add to my daily routine, I really need to actually look for things but I keep convincing myself that I'm busy and I'll do it later, and that's why it's not done, because I keep using my time unwisely.... I just need t get my shit together

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  • BongoFrog
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    Monday - Strength

    Dailies - day 27
    2min warmup done
    K-Pushups done
    Grip - done
    Plank - 30/30 done
    Calves - Donneee
    Foundation day 26- reverse lunges from the first set where hard today, but I got through it

    Strength - Easy Abs - done

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  • BongoFrog
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    [I keep forettin to hit post after I've typed everything out, why am I like this]
    Saturday - Strength

    Dailies - day 25
    2-Min Warmup -
    K-Pushups -
    Grip -
    Plank - 30/30
    Calves - donee
    Foundation day 24 - done

    Strength/Lowerbody - Piece of Cake
    done did it

    Gyms have reopened, but I'm not sure how safe I feel going atm, I might go on Monday morning to check it out and see how it is,


    Sunday - Casual

    Dailies - day 26
    2-min Warmup - My right shoulder and left side of my hip seem really stiff today, I probably slept weirdly...
    K-Pushups - done
    Grip - done
    Plank - 30/30
    Calves - done
    Foundation day 25 - done

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  • BongoFrog
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    Friday - Casual

    Dailies - day 24
    Warm-up - done
    K-Pushups - done
    Grip - it's so hard to focus on holding it for that long I think I'll have to re-do this one next month, try to take a different approach to the holds, but atm it's just very difficult to focus on it, and I'm not convinced that I'm getting the full effect it could have considering how difficult the clench/unclench is, it just seems very unbalanced day-to-day
    Plank - 30/30 done
    Calves - done

    Foundation - day 23 done

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  • BongoFrog
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    Thursday - Lower Body

    Dailies - day 23
    All done
    Foundation day 22 done

    Lowerbody - Skipping this today, because I have no energy after upperbody day, I might do Saturdays Strength day as lowerbody instead

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  • BongoFrog
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    Tuesday - Casual

    Dailies - Day 21
    warmup -
    K-pushups - done
    Grip -donezo
    Plank -
    Calves -

    Foundation - day 20
    [Closed the tab before posting because I'm an idiot lol]


    Wednesday - Upperbody

    Dailies - 22
    Warmup - done
    K-Pushups - had to split it up into extra sets because I'm feeling a bit weak today, I really need to remember to take the creatine when I do workouts because I'm still sore from the other day
    Grip - done
    Plank - done split sets (30/20/10)
    Calves - done

    Foundation - day 21 - done

    Upperbody - B&B E - used 2x1.25kg per dumbbell (2.5kg/dumbbell) had 30s between sets and 2 mins between exercises
    day off from work today, finally!

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  • BongoFrog
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    Sunday - Casual

    Dailies - day 19
    Warmup - done-zo
    Kpushups - yee
    Grip - it always burnsss but it's just pushing through the burning to get to the end of the countdown
    Plank - 30/30
    Calves - done-o
    Foundation - re-tried yesterdays I'm 1 day behind now, but I have an extra day in this month to make up for that



    Monday - Strength

    Dailies - Day 20
    Warmup check
    k-pushups - done
    grip- hell ye
    plank 35/30
    calves done-zo
    foundation - done

    chest and shoulders(light) done

    forgot to hit post... again

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  • BongoFrog
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    (Forgot to hit post again)Saturday - Strength

    dailies - day 18
    warmup
    k-pushup
    grip
    plank (30/30)
    calves
    Foundation my knee tried to kill me off when I tried to do the initial reverse lunges, pain just kind of shot out at me, the weather is a bit colder today than it has been recently so I thing that's probably why, but if that's the case I might not be able to finish the foundation programme if my knee hasn't actually gotten any better and it was just from the warmer weather.
    Looked up some knee warmups, and gave them a try before retrying the foundation exercise.
    helped a little bit but it still hurt

    Got some housework donw the rest of the day, as I wasn't in work

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