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    #16
    I'm getting lazy... I'm definitly working out tomorrow, I swear.

    I mean, I did have plans to do 30 minutes of shadow(kick)boxing blindfolded, but I have to take that outside due to not having enough space on my living room, plus the risk of hitting someone. But... The sun... Oh, the sun is blinding! I love the sun, but from December until around the end of February, it gets really bright. Being blindfolded might not seem like a big issue... until the skin feels the heat.

    Yeah, so screw that for now. I'll have to do something for tomorrow. I don't know what, but I want something else than just the programs. To my level of fitness, they feel way too easy, and thanks to my lazyness, I'm looking to do them with little to no rest, even if it means combining all reps into one set, which is what I've done today for Fireheart. It was definitely harder, though, I won't lie. I barely managed to get to 50 Sit-up Punches in one go, and I took a break on V-Extension number 15 out of 25, which I don't know why, because I've done this before, back when I had no time to do anything:



    Maybe the abs were tired, so the V-Extensions got harder.

    Today was also the day of remembrance of Raud the Strong. Sadly, because I don't drink, I can't raise a horn on his name. But, to me, nowdays, his sacrifice is a reminder that we shouldn't allow our different faiths to divide us, but rather, get us closer. No matter the god or gods, we are all siblings, we all live in this world. We shouldn't allow our passions to detroy our sibling, but rather, understand them. We are all humans, after all. We are in this together.

    January 9th, 2021

    The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
    Prayers to the gods: 5 minutes of meditation
    Daily Dare: 30 Seconds Star Plank Hold +EC
    Count: 257 - 254 +EC

    Programs:
    Reboot: Day 9 - LVL III +No rest
    Fireheart: Day 9 - LVL III +Megaset

    Workouts:
    WoD: Super Abs +EC
    3 x 1 Minute of Stomach Vacuum

    Challenges:
    Ab: Day 9
    50 Squats a Day: Day 9

    Small quick and easy sketch, mostly for fun. More time spent on theory, though (3/7)
    Narrator: she did not write today (3/7)

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      #17
      Fully with you on the being together. Seems hard sometimes, but it's so true.

      I'm amazed that you get through Fireheart days with no rest! I'm sweating and I do the 2 minutes rests...
      Impressive!!

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        #18
        Well, something was drawn this morning... but not completed. Still, I didn't want to finish it today. It was more of a study of sorts. And now I'm going to go back to basics and do what my girlfriend did back when she was learning just to understand this whole. I'm looking to steal from another artist again to improve my style, plus he deserves it for making me draw again.

        I wasn't planning on writing today, so nothing written... unless I go right now and edit something... I feel like doing it now, all of the sudden.

        Surprise rain too, all things considered. Having no sun meant I could go and train outside, but having rain means most likely cathing a cold if I go out there. Still, I did what I promised, even if it was just one workout. I was missing working up that amount of sweat. Originally, my plans for the WoD was going for the EC, but once I figured that I wasn't tired at all from the first set, I just went all in with no rest. Both Reboot and Fireheart suffered the same fate: all reps combined into one set, but Reboot I did it from the couch because I wasn't feeling exactly like moping the floor after working out today. 70 Flutter Kicks and holding a Leg Raise for a 35 count wasn't difficult at first, but on the third part of the set it was difficult to keep the legs raised. The temptation to rush the final two was there, but I kept through... even though I dropped a couple of times.

        I hope tomorrow I can repeat what I did today. For now, it's time to edit and go to bed.

        E: Did I say edit? Yeah, that didn't happen. Instead, I went back to something old and cleaned up the outline a little. I also expanded onto some things too.

        January 10th, 2021

        The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
        Prayers to the gods: 5 minutes of meditation
        Daily Dare: 60 Scissors +EC
        Count: 258 - 255 +EC

        Programs:
        Reboot: Day 10 - LVL III +Megaset
        Fireheart: Day 10 - LVL III +Megaset

        Workouts:
        WoD: I'm Going to be Brave Today - LVL III +No rest between sets
        Fighter's Warmup
        Unbound
        3 x 1 Minute of Stomach Vacuum

        Challenges:
        Ab: Day 10
        50 Squats a Day: Day 10

        Took the studies onto practice and started to learn from the pros and steal like an artist again (4/7)
        Went through some old works and expanded onto them (4/7)

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          #19
          What a long day... I didn't even do my night routine because I was so tired I just went to bed right after it got dark, and we finished with the water. And yeah, we got water in the evening, so we did some laundry and filled some containers. I was planning to write, but I was so tired... And I couldn't draw either, because the day ate my whole time.

          Not a good start for the week, but well, it wasn't so bad. I found a couple of 1 kgs dumbells, so...



          I also used them to make the squats from Reboot harder, holding them both like one 2 kgs weight (they are pretty small) and doing Goblet Squats instead, Every circuit (except Monday) was done as I'm usually doing right now: combining all the reps into one, and doing everything in one set. Not only was it a time constraint, it also was that the resting time isn't needed at my level compared with the level of the workouts. Doing 50 Sit-up Punches isn't easy, though. I get to 30 - 32, and my entire midriff is begging me to stop. And 100 Shoulder Taps? If I ever do them again on a workout, I'm going to be so pissed. Is not that they are difficult, it's just that it gets annoying, specially when I had to do 200 in the set. I was thinking on spreading them out throughout the workout, but I found the execution of that idea to be confusing.

          Also I'm glad I did Core Fighter again. That was always on the back of my head, and I should definitly repeat it every so often.



          January 11th, 2021

          The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
          Daily Dare: 60 Seconds Squat Hops +EC
          Count: 259 - 256 +EC

          Programs:
          Reboot: Day 11 - LVL III +Megaset +2 Kgs weight
          Fireheart: Day 11 - LVL III +Megaset

          Workouts:
          Monday +EC
          Unbound
          Sculptor+ +EC +1 Kg weights
          Core Fighter - LVL III +Megaset

          Challenges:
          Ab: Day 11
          50 Squats a Day: Day 11

          There was no time to draw (0/7)
          Narrator: she fell asleep (0/7)

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            #20
            Originally posted by Sólveig View Post
            And 100 Shoulder Taps? If I ever do them again on a workout, I'm going to be so pissed.
            Ominous foreshadowing: Day 12 of Reboot is Shoulder Taps. I can't even

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              #21
              In two days, more Shoulder Taps... but at least is not going to be a number bigger than 100. Seriously, Reboot was hard. I even somehow managed to get a blister on my right hand.

              I reduced the time on the Stomach Vacuums to 30 seconds too. Not much to tell today. Right now, I'm very sleepy so... Just posting this, and I'm off to bed.

              January 12th, 2021

              The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
              Prayer to the gods: 10 minutes of meditation
              Daily Dare: 40 Squat Hold Side Bends +EC
              Count: 260 - 257 +EC

              Programs:
              Reboot: Day 12 - LVL III +Megaset
              Fireheart: Day 12 - LVL III +Megaset

              Workouts:
              Triceps +Megaset
              3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuum

              Challenges:
              Ab: Day 12
              50 Squats a Day: Day 12

              Something was drawn, yet not finished. I wish to have a light box just so I can do both editions I'd like with it (1/7)
              Just a quick joke I came up with (1/7)
              Last edited by Sólveig; January 15, 2021, 04:43 AM. Reason: Wrong day

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                #22
                And there was some writing and drawing done today too. Good. That's great! Even though my drawing came out with a mistake, it's still awesome. And I didn't write much words as I planned, but I got the foundation for a new short story... and some new ideas. Lots of ideas I've been collecting...

                More megasets too. Lots of Jumping Jacks and combos, so it was fun working out. I didn't do Upperbody Tendon Strength as a cooldown, though; that was more something I did while I was watching a video. Pack a Punch remained as such, and I did it with some intensity. My entire right side was burning, even after the workout. Too much Crosses to count.

                January 13th, 2021

                The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                Prayer to Thor: 5 minutes of meditation
                Daily Dare: 40 Knee Crunches +EC
                Count: 261 - 258 +EC

                Programs:
                Reboot: Day 13 - LVL III +Megaset
                Fireheart: Day 13 - LVL III +Megaset

                Workouts:
                WoD: Upperbody Tendon Strength +EC
                Pack a Punch +EC
                Triceps +Megaset
                3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuum

                Challenges:
                Ab: Day 13
                50 Squats a Day: Day 13

                I drew something today! (2/7)
                New short story on the works! (2/7)
                Last edited by Sólveig; January 15, 2021, 04:43 AM. Reason: Wrong day

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                  #23
                  ...It wasn't supposed to be a bad day... It wasn't supposed to be a bad day at all... Then, why was it a bad day? Why was it as if I felt all my fingernails being ripped off from me?

                  The worst of all is that I'm the one to blame because of all of this. I caused this. It's all my fault. I put my relationship in jeopardy, and it feels like it's really over. She's having a huge amount of pressure, and she's putting pressure on me. I think she's considering breaking up, and I'm losing hope too. Realistically speaking, my passport will expire on March. The website is not allowing me to make a new appointment because the system is always glitched, and even if everything goes right, I can't migrate into Spain that easy... mainly because I'm not an european citizen, nor I have anyone offering me a job over there. The issue before was the money and university, but now it's a mess.

                  The distance is getting bad. I can't stand talking about this, yet I don't want to break up. If I do, that's it for me. And I tried, I really tried... I tried so hard to find what was my motivation before her, but now... All I can think of is the "now what" after I leave, and everything is completely pointless. I know it sounds ridiculous. I've been looking every word I type as a complete foreigner to my own life, and it is ridiculous that I'm just suffering for a girl I pretty much don't know IRL, but I don't care if I'm stupid. Finally, I'm not being catfished, and something good is happening in my life, for it to look like it's over now. I mean, I forced myself to work out today. I forced myself to do so. If I have to do that from now on, then I just don't want to do anything...

                  I do hope this is not over. I still hope that I can have one final chance, just one final chance that I can take... But I think life has given me every opportunity to leave. And I wanted to take them so badly back then, and now I'm in complete regret. Oh, how I wish it was 2014 again, back when my brother was alive and was actively trying to get me overseas... But now, he isn't. He died when I wanted to come out of the closet to my family. He was the only one I could count on, and now he's dead.

                  I'm losing my will again. The dark thoughts are coming back... Suddenly, what some moron thought it was funny did on the street now feels tempting. I guess I shouldn't have put my motivation onto one thing, but what else could I do when everything in my life slowly died and I couldn't do anything to save it?

                  I should sleep, for now. Maybe... maybe tomorrow it'll get better. Maybe this was just a nightmare. Maybe all of this is a nightmare...

                  January 14th, 2021

                  The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                  Prayer to Thor: 5 minutes of meditation (still praying for strength right now)
                  Daily Dare: 3 Minutes Arm Extensions +EC
                  Count: 262 - 259 +EC

                  Programs:
                  Reboot: Day 14 - LVL III +Megaset
                  Fireheart: Day 14 - LVL III +Megaset

                  Workouts:
                  One Arm Push-up Prep
                  Butt Lift +No rest between sets or exercises
                  Glutes, Calves, Hamstrings & Quads

                  Challenges:
                  Ab: Day 14
                  50 Squats a Day: Day 14

                  Something was drawn today (it helped with the anxiety) (3/7)
                  Came back to an old project (it helped to go back to good memories) (3/7)

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                    #24
                    Oh no, I'm so sorry!
                    Keep strong, and hopefully things will get better

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                        #26
                        Teacher's day here... And it still was a bad day. Also fast... The last couple of days, time has been passing way too fast...

                        It doesn't feel like a good thing, though. I'm not sure if I'm imagining things or not, but my girlfriend seemed a bit cold today. I do hope it's just my imagination.

                        ...I can't stop thinking about it. I mean, it's not like we're over, because we're not... but it feels a little bit like that.

                        I had to force myself to workout again. And I did not like that we had a powercut on the evening. How I'm feeling right now is... I don't know. Lost is the only word I can think of right now.

                        Maybe this whole thing is just my mind playing tricks. Maybe is just me panicking about nothing. And maybe it's a good thing that I panic, because I now have something to add to my morning routine. It isn't fitness related, but I'll test out on the weekend its viability. I can surely spare 10 minutes every morning, can't I? I already do so on the challenges and the DD, and both aren't really long this month. But I hated today's DD. Nothing wrong with Full Bridges with Reach, it's just that doing 30 of them feels a bit long. But, then again, I'm moody, and I'm not thinking straight. My entire world got hit by a train yesterday, so everything is still struggling to have some sense.

                        I don't feel like writing tonight either. I'll stay up for a while longer and stare at a blank page, or a work in progress, and see if something happens.

                        E: Well, I did a quick character study.

                        January 15th, 2021

                        The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                        Prayer to Freyja: 5 minutes of meditation
                        Daily Dare: 30 Full Bridges with Reach +EC
                        Count: 263 - 260 +EC

                        Programs:
                        Reboot: Day 15 - LVL III +Megaset
                        Fireheart: Day 15 - LVL III +Megaset

                        Workouts:
                        Triceps +Megaset
                        3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuum

                        Challenges:
                        Ab: Day 15
                        50 Squats a Day: Day 15

                        Switched the style for a new drawing (4/7)
                        Character study (4/7)

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                          #27

                          Good thing is that you keep exercising though you have to force yourself. When I was going through some of my more depressive times I kept forcing myself to exercise, it kept me going, after some time I was looking for those moments when I could disconnect from world through exercise.

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                            #28
                            Matan What I hate the most is that I have to force myself into it not for the same reason I did back when I begun. But at least I'm not stopping. By just not missing a workout is good enough for me.

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                              #29
                              Well, I'm left with no choice. I still have my doubts, and seriously, maybe it's just my anxiety, but I'm left with no other choice but to talk to her about this. I'll have that conversation tomorrow, and I'm dreading it. Whatever the outcome is, I'll accept it... even if it's the undesired one. And knowing my luck, it'll probably be that.

                              Let's... talk about something else. What I said what I was going to do today, on the morning? 10 minutes weren't enough. I spent half an hour playing the piano before I knew it. I just did, and I'll do that everyday from now on. My relationship with music is pretty much the same one as divorced parents might have (with the kid being the fact that I am a music teacher), so I should spend some time with the piano and just do what I can't do at the moment. I miss being on the classroom.

                              I also decided to add the previous weights from one of the workouts to the 50 Squats a Day challenge. It was out of the blue, frankly, so that'll be fun to do. It was harder, and it's just 2 kgs. I want more, honestly.

                              And I did today's Fireheart blindfolded. I must say, with my slippery shoes, not only is difficult to keep balance, but also I lose my posture way too often. I might go for the boots with this next time, although the boots are heavy, so kicking will be harder too. As for Monkey!... 70 Basic Burpees... Couldn't be done in one go. I did 30 - 20 - 20, resting for 30 seconds inbetween. 30 is my tops, beyond that fatigue kicks in.

                              January 16th, 2021

                              The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                              Prayer to Freyja: 5 minutes of meditation
                              Daily Dare: 10 Circle Push-ups +EC
                              Count: 264 - 261 +EC

                              Programs:
                              Reboot: Day 16 - LVL III +No rest
                              Fireheart: Day 16 - LVL III +Megaset +Blindfold

                              Workouts:
                              WoD: Full Body Stretch
                              Fighter's Warmup
                              Unbound
                              Monkey! - LVL III +Megaset
                              Fighter's Stretching +EC
                              3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuum

                              Challenges:
                              Ab: Day 16
                              50 Squats a Day: Day 16 +2 kgs weight

                              Took a break from drawing today (4/7)
                              Continued the short story mentioned before (5/7)
                              Played the piano for around 30 minutes (1/2)

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                                #30
                                Hope things work out the way you want them

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