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  • BongoFrog
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    basecamp I think the Daily Pushups Challenge can be a bit hard to start with, but if you pick an appropriate modification it's a good starting point to build up from. (Darebee has a few examples of modifications Here if you're interested in trying it out, but can't do an unmodified pushup yet)
    But I also found the Knee Pushups Challenge also a good starting point for me when I initially started using darebee regularly, and you can ease into doing more a bit more slowly, depending on how many you can do already for knee pushups (But the Knee pushup holds were difficult for me, but even if the push-up hold days aren't completed fully as long as you try to get a total of that time I think it will still help a lot)
    It's certainly a challenge to do them on top of a daily workout through following the darebee programmes though!

    09/03/21

    2-Min Warm Up

    1-Min HIIT I hate squats so much I can't deal with them I hate them so much, but I did it

    Easy Abs

    Daily Push Ups

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  • basecamp
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    How are you liking the daily push-up? Being able to do real non modified pushups is one of my goals.

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  • BongoFrog
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    07/03/21

    2-Min Warm-Up

    1-HIIT, day 7, level 1
    these HIIT days are KO'ing me jfc

    Easy Abs, Day 27


    Daily Push Ups Day 7


    ---------- forgot to hit post yesterday again, I do that way too often ^^;;

    08/03/21

    2-min Warm-Up

    1-Min HIIT, day 8, level 1

    Easy Abs, day 28

    Daily Push Ups, day 8

    I've been applying for extra work recently, hopefully I'll get an interview soon, I'm just after some part-time hours in the early morning, and just sleep around each work place's shift, The extra cash, even if it's only an extra 10hrs a week, will go a long way, na dI don't think I can cope with my current workplace anymore so some varied work experience would be nice

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  • BongoFrog
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    06/03/21 Saturday

    I didn't want to get out of bed today and took me a while to get up, nearly fell back sleep instantly ^^;;

    2-Min Warm-up

    1-Min HIIT, day 6, level 1
    Not a big fan of cardio tbh, but I don't like star jumps and I've not learned I don't like seal jacks either

    Easy Abs, day 26
    I had to split it into atleast 3 but I'm pretty happy with that

    Daily Pushups, day 6
    I'm very tired now and ready for a nap except I have work today :'(

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  • BongoFrog
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    Originally posted by Fremen View Post

    If you eat quality food, it is easier for you to get full and have the energy you need
    It is difficult at first but then it becomes a new way of eating that is very different from always being on a diet
    Being full isn't a problem, it's the lack of hunger signals I have when I get home from work, I tend to not eat when i get home and I really should be doing.
    But I also actively know I need to have more food or I'm just not going to stop losing weight, but my goal is muscle gain not just fat loss

    05/03/21

    I woke up a bit later than usual today

    2-Min Warm-Up

    1-Min HIIT, day 5, level 2
    My arms are feeling a burn, but I don't feel as tired as I have done some of the previous days,

    Easy Abs, day 25
    my abs hurt

    Daily Pushups, day 5
    I feel like I definitely need to redo this challenge and try different Push up modifications

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  • CarbonaraTamara
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    Congrats on Zero-Hero!

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  • Fremen
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    Originally posted by BongoFrog View Post
    health is hard man
    If you eat quality food, it is easier for you to get full and have the energy you need
    It is difficult at first but then it becomes a new way of eating that is very different from always being on a diet

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  • BongoFrog
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    04/03/21

    2-Min Warm-Up

    1-Min HIIT, day 4

    Easy Abs, day 24

    Daily Push Ups, day 4

    I'm so tired, I had cake yesterday again

    but I need the calories to keep weight from dropping too much but then I'm just eating garbage, which makes me feel like I have no energy then I eat the garbage again to get the quick energy ¬_¬ so either I'm energy rich foods but not enough or I'm eating sugary shit and having no energy the next day I keep saying I need to fix my diet but I keep not doing that, and I know what I need to do, but I just apparently don't have the real motivation to just DO it.

    I need to have bigger portions of food I think when I eat, to make up for the amount I'm burning on a day-to-day basis, I've been trying to slowly up it, but it's hard to balance stuff and I think I just don't want to put the energy into it but I'm going to have to do something because it's no good if I'm just losing weight and not gaining muscle mass when my goal is muscle gain not weight loss

    I could track my calories to see what I'm actually taking in on an average day but it's hard to track when I don't often think too much about what I eat, I just think 1 meal at a time usually, or just amounts of veg v sugar foods etc, not really x calories
    maybe it'll be good practice to learn what the nutritional information is for the foods at work and for recipes I find online that are close to the things I make

    health is hard man

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  • BongoFrog
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    03/03/21

    2-Min Warm-Up

    1-Min HIIT level 1
    my arms were shaking on the 3rd set while trying to do those side-planks

    Easy Abs, day 23
    I'm starting to enjoy doing this, so I might redo this once I've finished it this time around

    Daily Push-Ups Day 3
    Did it!


    Time to go shower and have something to eat, maybe stop by the shop to get some extra things to eat, maybe some high protein snacks?
    Though I really could do with looking into some high energy snacks, that isn't just all sugar

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  • TheLibrarian
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    Congrats 🍾

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  • Fremen
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    Congrats on Zero Hero badge day

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  • BongoFrog
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    02/03/21

    Boiler guy turned up like 5 mins before i was gunna start my Workout ¬n¬ so had to wait, but then he was struggling with the bolt that just wouldn't go back on and it was in an awkward spot, so didn't leave until pretty late after arriving, but now we have a properly functioning boiler, so I can have an actually HOT shower after my workout today

    2-min Warm-Up

    Zero Hero, Day 30 level 1
    Not 100% sure I did the lunge Step-ups right but I'm feeling a burn in my legs so I'll happily tick the final day of this programme off

    Easy Abs, Day 22
    80 split into 30/30/20 (around 1 min gap between untimed though)

    1-Min HIIT Day 2, level 1

    Daily Push-ups, Day 2
    30 split into 20/10 (large gap between)

    Measurements
    Lbicep - 10 3/4inch /27cm
    Rbicep - 10 1/2 inch /26.5cm
    Lforearm - 9 3/4 inch /25cm
    Rforearm - 9 3/4 inch /25cm
    Lthigh - 21.5-22 inch /54.75cm
    Rthigh - 21 1/4 inch /54cm
    Waist - 28 1/5 inch /72.5cm
    Hips - 35 inch /89cm
    current weight (53.8kg-54.5kg the scales changed their mind a few times but as long as I have a rough idea of my weight that's fine)


    July 17th 2020
    Lbicep - 27.5cm
    Rbicep - 27.5cm
    Lforearm - 25.5cm
    Rforearm - 25.5cm
    Lthigh - 55cm
    Rthigh - 55.cm
    Waist - 78.5cm
    Weight 58kg


    So comparing the measurements I feel like I need to work on Oblique areas and upper body areas to 'fill in' the areas, and try to balance my workouts a little bit more across each side, and eating more carbs and proteins day-to-day. I want to work on building more actual muscle mass, now that I've got some base muscle on me, I don't think I'll get to my ideal physique for quite a while, maybe never, but that doesn't mean I can't eventually get pretty close through putting in some effort

    Forgot to hit post when I actually typed this out so I've posted late today whoops

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  • BongoFrog
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    01/03/21
    Yesterday went for walk, I could feel the tendon in my right leg pulling in my calf area, it was a bit tight when I got home, probably due to all the up-down hill parts of the walk (about a 2.5hr walk) its been a long time since I last went on such a long walk around a lake it was nice and we got to feed some veg, fruit and oats to the ducks, geese and swans

    2-min Warm-Up
    Okay i can feel my calf cramping up a bit that's surely not very good...

    Zero Hero, day 29 level 2?
    I was broken out of focus for the 1st AND 2nd set because we had a delivery and everything's just kind of all over in the area I do my workout in, idk why my partner put it all there tbh
    Couldn't really focus on my workout because I was too busy trying to not kick the boxes doing bike crunches because they have fragile things in


    Easy Abs, day 21
    moved the boxes out the way but now I'm all frustrated at not being able to do my exercise properly the first time around
    going to slow down with this Easy Abs challenge now to 1 'day' a day, and start doing some extras of other things instead for the start of the month

    Daily Push-Ups, Day 1
    Knee pushups for this month, next month I'll try it with full pushups, then maybe try 50 every day, and try to push it up to 100 in 1 sitting at some point this year

    1-min HIIT, day 1, level 1
    My heart is racing after that dang

    -------
    Some rambles about the past year and progress and stuff, more for myself than anything though

    Tomorrow I should take my weight and general measurements to make sure I'm going along the right track for muscle gain, and less fat loss, I feel pretty confident with the physique I'm getting though so the numbers would be more for documentation and so I can say if I've gained any size in any of the places I'd like to get some more muscle tone in, doubtful considering the exercises I've been doing, but it gives me a good goal to beat for next month (will just be to have changes in the right direction for those areas, to help achieve the physique I would like to have, and then I'll be happy with any progress) and then I'll know if there's specific areas that I should try to give extra attention in my workouts.

    I know roughly what I'd like to achieve, but at the same time I know having a rigid idea of the results I want isn't realistic, my body will adapt and change differently to someone else with a similar starting point, doing the same exercises. So I just need to focus of getting progress in the right direction.

    This time last year I thought I'd have made more progress than I have done, but also I've been building up the foundations of muscle-mass that I didn't realise I had a lack of, and that's a big step to getting the progress I want, and I've still lost some excess fat, and filled in some of the muscle, even if I don't have measurements to prove it, I can still see it. I look slimmer, my weight has gone down, but I have more visibility of my muscles, which I didn't have the last time I was lower than this ~weight I'm at now, so pretty clear evidence to me that I have more muscle-mass than back then.
    I've had people at work asking about my weight-change and so it's clearly noticeable to some people that my body is changing.
    I don't even feel disappointed too much that I've not made as much progress as I thought I would, I'm just glad I've been sticking to it and getting somewhere with it.

    Once Gyms re-open properly I'll be working on getting my first pull up, even if all I do is go in for 10mins every day to try, I want that first pull up by the end of this year, and there's not many ways around it other than to just keep trying it until it works, right?
    I want to get to at least 50 consecutive proper-form pushups by the end of the year, with an ideal 100 in a row, but we'll see if I can make it to 50 first lol

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  • BongoFrog
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    Anek
    Fremen
    TheLibrarian
    Thank you all for the birthday wishes

    28/02/21

    2-Min Warm-Up

    Zero Hero, Day 28, level 1

    Easy Abs, day 19 and Day 20

    I hated doing those air bike crunches, but I do feel good for doing them,


    Now for some ramblings~

    I've got a lot less energy today after all the food I ate yesterday, it wasn't unhealthy of foods, but the quantity was definitely more than I should have had, but I don't really feel bad about that. I just need to try to balance it out a bit more.

    Main meal on the 26th was a burrito bowl, with plenty of fibre with the avocado and blackbeans and onion etc, though maybe a little too much rice ¬u¬
    yesterday I had sweet potato sausages with the left over rice+beans from the burrito bowl and with some salad for breakfast(around 2pm?)
    then had the japanese food (ordered for delivery)(around 8pm?), and everything came with at least a little salad, except the deserts which I never got around to eating, so that's saved for later today.

    Didn't finish everything in 1 sitting, was picking at some of it until late (1am) and had some cake which is more sugar than I'm used to having, and had a couple of ciders with my food

    I don't think it's that bad as food choices go, just out of the ordinary times and amounts for me, which is probably why it's made me feel so low energy today.
    I'm going to have the rest of those sweet potato sausages and later today I'll be having some Cod Miso which I've never tried before so this should be interesting~ it has asparagus which I actually don't remember the last time I had asparagus, and rice, fish so fairly good stuff from what I can tell

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  • TheLibrarian
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    Happy Birthday.

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