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    #76
    Oh my God... Remember the three parter that I did a while back? It's finally being published daily, and... Just within the first 24 hours, I got more than 3K views, 4.5/5 of score... and it's pretty much trending there. I'm, honestly, shocked. I only did it just to test out the waters, but I wasn't expecting that amount of numbers. The second part went up early this morning, and it's almost at 1K views now, with a higher score than the previous one.

    I slept late writing while I watched the numbers, hence I forgot. I guess I found a niche where I could get some cash easy, but it requires a lot of work. There's a lot of influx, so I must stay active and keep writing. It's reminding me of this video. It's worth the watch, as it can extend to anything in life:



    Anyway, yesterday, there wasn't much time spent working out. But the short time was well spent. Volleyball Pro again. With 90DoA... It was a lot of jumping. The important thing is that I endured throughout the whole thing. Cooling down was difficult, though, as I spent more time birdwatching than stretching. I tried to do Stomach Vacuums after Splits so I can free my night a little, but I couldn't hold my breath for longer than 15 seconds. Let's not do that again, alright?

    Now, I was surprised by this:



    Now, there's two. The other one being Army of Two:



    This just makes me wonder: what is it with these two? I really need to know. Are they friends, or are they a couple? Because they make a pretty good couple

    I ship them, regardless.

    February 10th, 2021

    The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
    Prayer to the gods: 5 minutes of meditation + Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (4/35)
    Daily Dare: 40 One Arm (Slow) Climbers +EC
    Count: 289 - 286 +EC

    Programs:
    90 Days of Action: Day 11 - LVL III +Megaset

    Workouts:
    Classic Warmup
    Volleyball Pro - LVL I
    Splits +EC
    Triceps +EC +Reps Doubled
    3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuum

    Challenges:
    Ab II: Day 11
    Iron glutes: Day 11

    Nothing drawn (2/7)
    Started a new draft that continued the three parter, and stopped it half way (3/7)
    Yeah, not today either... (0/7)

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      #77
      Originally posted by Sólveig View Post
      A quote that I love from this video that I believe deserves to be written out of it:

      "When he's face down on the arena, chewing up sand, and everyone's laughing at him, he knows it is still better to be in the arena than standing on the sidelines."

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        #78
        Boring day. Just one class, and that's it. The powercut felt longer than it was. They put The Pretty Reckless on the radio too, way out of the time they usually put this type of music. It was one of their newer songs, which was awesome!



        Considering I'm going to be busy on Saturday, I'll move the combat workout for tomorrow. I also kinda want the free weekend, more so when the days on 90DoA fit as a Challenge and a Tendon Strength day, respectively. I'm not sure what to do tomorrow, though.

        Now, today I wanted to do something short, but hard. Strength day, so cooldown was 90DoA, since it was Ab day. Originally, I thought of not doing a circuit, because honestly, I wanted something short. Power Gainer is what I had in mind...



        I could do the whole thing without resting, for sure. Short, only lasting more than 10 minutes going for 100 Push-ups in one go. But then, I saw The Bouncer.



        I mean, a workout called The Bouncer that incorporated combat moves? What about the training being short today? Well, it was shorter than I thought, only lasting around 35 minutes rather than the usual 50 - 60. Plus, this workout is mean. The Jumping Squats are very mean, and got me on set 5. Sure, I came from doing a bunch of jumps yesterday thanks to Volleyball Pro, so that probably affected it. Still, awesome. Makes me find a job as a bouncer/10.

        February 11th, 2021

        The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
        Prayer to the gods: 5 minutes of meditation + Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (5/35)
        Daily Dare: 40 One Arm (Slow) Climbers +EC
        Count: 290 - 287 +EC

        Programs:
        90 Days of Action: Day 12 - LVL III +Megaset

        Workouts:
        The Prep
        The Bouncer - LVL III +EC
        3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuum

        Challenges:
        Ab II: Day 12
        Iron glutes: Day 12

        Nope (2/7)
        Carried on that three parter and finished the first part of it (3/7)
        Neither today... But I did give a class (0/7)
        Last edited by Sólveig; February 12, 2021, 01:26 PM. Reason: Wrong workout

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          #79
          Didn't post yesterday, and I was going to post this morning, but I was running late.

          I was going to do more, but 90DoA hit hard, so I had to replace Street Fighter with Boxer Arms.

          I'll link later, as I just came home, and I'm going to lunch right now.

          E: Alright, I'm free now. I just did the DD, Iron Glutes and 10 more burpees. I'm 40/80 Basic Burpees as of today's (Feb 13th) 90DoA now.

          Anyway, my plan was to do this:



          But 90DoA left me really tired. Almost had some Fighter's Codex flashbacks. Power Days, where there was nothing but Push-ups, Squats and Push-ups and Squats combined with punches and kicks. Those were the hardest.

          Still, I got to do the WoD. Boxer Arms was my cooldown, in the end. I guess I'll street fight another day. I'm not sure what I'm planning for Monday, but knowing that a HIIT is coming up that day on the program, maybe I'll do something on the same vain. The Pits from Pandora is what I'm looking at.

          February 12th, 2021

          The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
          Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (6/35)
          Daily Dare: 80 Knee-ins into Leg Extensions +EC
          Count: 291 - 288 +EC

          Programs:
          90 Days of Action: Day 13 - LVL III +1 Minute Rest

          Workouts:
          WoD: Dexterity - LVL III +EC
          Fighter's Warmup
          Boxer Arms
          Triceps +Megaset
          3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuum

          Challenges:
          Ab II: Day 13
          Iron glutes: Day 13

          Nope (2/7)
          Did another story quick (4/7)
          Nada (0/7)
          Last edited by Sólveig; February 13, 2021, 07:24 PM. Reason: Expanded on the text and linked everything

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            #80
            Well, it was a long day, and my computer is misbehaving. If I suddenly stop posting, it's most likely because it broke. I thought it was something that could be fixed with just a format, but it froze even when it wasn't loading anything from the hard drive. So far, all I did was just clean it up, and it's been idling for 4 hours. Nothing has happened as of yet. I'll check tomorrow.

            Also, today was a waste of time. We didn't sell anything... And I wanted to do the WoD knowing it was Rowdy, but right now I'm just too tired for anything.

            February 13th, 2021

            The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
            Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (7/35)
            Daily Dare: 2 Minutes O-Pose Hold
            Count: 292 - 288 +EC

            Programs:
            90 Days of Action: Day 14

            Challenges:
            Ab II: Day 14
            Iron glutes: Day 14

            Well, at least I drew something out of the house (3/7)
            I'm not sure if this will change or not, but for now, nothing written (4/7)
            Nada (0/7)

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              #81
              It was a very unproductive week. That should change this week, though.

              I'm really angry at the Workouts of the Day. Saturday was Rowdy, and I was going to do it, but I was so tired, and I was already worried that I broke down my computer. In the end, I managed to fixed it... Or at least, that's what I suppose I did. And Sunday was Queen of Hearts, and I did Rowdy, so I was planning for today do Street Fighter, but Queen of Hearts is one of my favorite combat workouts...

              I guess Street Fighter is not going to be done today.

              I'm thinking about getting into Interactive Fiction. I'm still going to write normally, though. I already have Quest installed on my computer, and I downloaded Squiffy. I'll see which one is the best. I should try Twine too. Inform I already gave it a try a while back, and coding in there felt way too counterintuitive.

              I'll do the new hug challenge too. Neat surprise.

              February 14th, 2021

              The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
              Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (8/35)
              Daily Dare: 2 Minutes O-Pose Hold
              Count: 293 - 289 +EC

              Programs:
              90 Days of Action: Day 15 +Megaset

              Workouts:
              Rowdy +EC
              3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuums

              Challenges:
              Ab II: Day 15
              Iron glutes: Day 15

              Not today (3/7)
              I fell asleep right after I did the stomach vacuums (4/7)
              Worst teacher ever (0/7)

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                #82
                Well, this is interesting: Queen of Hearts got easier.



                The number of reps was drastically reduced to no more than 10. This is how I remember it since I found it on Google with it's older name (which was likely changed due to copyright, as it was a tribute workout):

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                EC remains the same, so I did it with EC. With the WoD in mind, the Monday workout, and today's 90DoA, I believe I went nuts with my cardio. No rest on those 15 rounds of HIIT, no rest on Temple Run... I only rested on Monday and Queen of Hearts, and I was close to not rest on Queen of Hearts.

                I'm tired. Water arrived at 4 AM. I went back to bed once we were done with it. And even though it was quite an unproductive day, it went really fast...

                February 15th, 2021

                The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (9/35)
                Daily Dare: 40 Knee-to-elbows +EC
                Count: 294 - 290 +EC

                Programs:
                90 Days of Action: Day 16 - LVL III +No Rest

                Workouts:
                WoD: Temple Run - LVL III +No Rest
                Monday +EC
                Queen of Hearts (old version) - LVL III +EC
                Splits +EC
                Triceps +EC +Reps Doubled
                3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuums

                Challenges:
                Ab II: Day 16
                Iron glutes: Day 16
                Hug: Day 1

                Nope (0/7)
                I did write today (1/7)
                Day went a bit quick (0/7)

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                  #83
                  I honestly don't have much to say, as today was quite a boring day. Just checked out a couple of alternatives to Inform to make Interactive Fiction. Twine is alright, but it's more like a cheap visual novel than an actual game. So far, Quest is winning. I still need to compare it with Squiffy and see which one I should keep.

                  I finally played the piano today too!

                  February 16th, 2021

                  The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                  Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (10/35)
                  Daily Dare: 30 Seconds Star Plank Hold +EC
                  Count: 295 - 291 +EC

                  Programs:
                  90 Days of Action: Day 17 - LVL III +Megaset

                  Workouts:
                  WoD: Chest & Back Light
                  3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuums

                  Challenges:
                  Ab II: Day 17
                  Iron glutes: Day 17
                  Hug: Day 2

                  Nope (0/7)
                  I did write today (2/7)
                  Piano! (1/7)

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                    #84
                    Well, I didn't do cardio or HIIT today. I believe I overdid it on Monday... So, Stamina Builder it is, alongside 90DoA. Tomorrow is Strength day, and I'll do The Great Hold this time, making way for the program. Maybe on Friday I'll catch up on cardio or HIIT doing something light. My calves are rigid for some reason... I didn't notice until the calf raises.

                    Now, there goes two days of playing the piano... and not one day of drawing, but I hope it'll change.

                    Not much to say. Got to play with the neighbor's dog at dusk, so it was really fun!

                    February 17th, 2021

                    The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                    Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (11/35)
                    Daily Dare: 40 Climber Taps +EC
                    Count: 296 - 292 +EC

                    Programs:
                    90 Days of Action: Day 18 - LVL III +Megaset

                    Workouts:
                    WoD: Stamina Builder +EC
                    Triceps +EC +Reps Doubled
                    3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuums

                    Challenges:
                    Ab II: Day 18
                    Iron glutes: Day 18
                    Hug: Day 3

                    Difficult considering the stuff that I draw (0/7)
                    More writing (3/7)
                    I played the piano today (2/7)

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                      #85
                      I planned to do the WoD, but I'm feeling lazy today. And tomorrow I'll probably be even lazier...

                      I hate seeing the "x Y Sets" on Ab II. That only makes the day longer, and I just hate to spread so many reps throughout the day. Seems like 360 Sit-ups, 1020 Flutter Kicks and 6 minutes of Elbow Plank isn't enough, as I'm aware that there is a challenge that totals 600 Sit-ups, 600 Sitting Twists and 300 Leg Raises on the final day. But at least you don't need to repeat that three times. I'm certainly not doing this again, ever. That is a lot of Sit-ups for a challenge that is a sequel to the Ab challenge. With Ab [Advanced] I understand, despite the fact that my elbows are not going to like the Up and Down Planks, but it says so on the name: advanced. Considering the final day of Ab was 70 Sit-ups, 300 Flutter Kicks and 3 minutes of Elbow Plank, having to go from that to 3 x 120 Sit-ups, 3 x 340 Flutter Kicks and 3 x 2 min Elbow Plank is... quite a huge jump. If there weren't any sets, I wouldn't complain. I don't hate the challenge, I just hate days like today. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do Day 27. That day is already too similar to the final day of Ab [Advanced]

                      I just want Saturday to come. Honestly, I'm craving for a Combat workout, and I don't want to move things. I'm keeping the TP, but I'm just moving things according to what 90DoA says.

                      February 18th, 2021

                      The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                      Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (12/35)
                      Daily Dare: 50 Seal Jacks +EC
                      Count: 297 - 293 +EC

                      Programs:
                      90 Days of Action: Day 19 - LVL III +No Rest

                      Workouts:
                      The Great Hold +EC
                      3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuums

                      Challenges:
                      Ab II: Day 19
                      Iron glutes: Day 19
                      Hug: Day 4

                      I should draw someting (0/7)
                      ...and more writing... (4/7)
                      Only for a little (3/7)
                      Last edited by Sólveig; February 20, 2021, 02:58 AM. Reason: Wrong date

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                        #86
                        Oh, I had plans for today... Plans in which I'll do everything, right? Plans for drawing, playing the piano, and of course, writing. Guess what I couldn't do today? Play the piano. Why? Well, how can I play the piano with no power? I'm seriously pissed off. I have no idea how many powercuts we had today, but they were to many. It got to the point where I couldn't hold my anger, and I simply threw the chair away in the middle of the night, when the power was cut by utter surprise. The worst of all, it was that the entire city was without power by that time.

                        In the end, I took a nap on the afternoon. My dinner was horrible because, again, I threw the chair in a fit of anger. Imagine having your power cut in the early morning, then by morning, then by the afternoon for a couple of hours, and once it gets back on the afternoon, they immediatly cut it and put it back on, and then they cut it by evening, leaving you in total darkness. Not kidding: it was pitch black before the moon had a chance to lighten up.

                        And that lasted only for half an hour. I was already getting comfortable to nap it away when the power came back. Not cool, man. Not cool.

                        February 19th, 2021

                        The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                        Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (13/35)
                        Daily Dare: 40 Squat Hops +EC
                        Count: 298 - 294 +EC

                        Programs:
                        90 Days of Action: Day 20 - LVL III +Megaset

                        Workouts:
                        Breasts Lift +EC +Knee Push-ups modified into Classic Push-ups
                        Triceps +EC +Reps doubled
                        3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuums

                        Challenges:
                        Ab II: Day 20
                        Iron glutes: Day 20
                        Hug: Day 5

                        Quick drawing. I'm not sure about it, but I'll try again tomorrow (1/7)
                        At least I got to write (5/7)
                        Whoever was in charge of managing the power today, I swear, I'll rip them a new one (3/7)

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                          #87
                          I'll repeat yesterday's training today, because I didn't like it. I didn't have any space, so I had to do the WoD, which ended up being one of my favorite combat workouts, throughout the day locked in my room. And I had big plans...

                          I even skipped the Stomach Vacuums for the day. 90DoA was planks, plus the elbow planks from the Ab II challenge were left for the evening. I'm hating seeing the Sit-up numbers growing, because I know a day of sets is coming...

                          At least I got to do everything.

                          February 20th, 2021

                          The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                          Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (14/35)
                          Daily Dare: 10 Tricep Extensions +EC
                          Count: 299 - 295 +EC

                          Programs:
                          90 Days of Action: Day 21 - LVL III +Megaset

                          Workouts:
                          WoD: Monkey! - LVL III +Throughout the Day

                          Challenges:
                          Ab II: Day 21
                          Iron glutes: Day 21
                          Hug: Day 6

                          Not better than yesterday, but I did draw something (2/7)
                          More editing than writing. Still counts (6/7)
                          Only for a little while (4/7)

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                            #88
                            February is almost over. This month flew away! I wasn't aware of the days until now that I actually realize it's the 21st without automatically writing it.

                            Short powercut on the afternoon too. A bit surprising, though, but it was short.

                            I got to do what I couldn't yesterday, so yeah, Monkey! again. This time, in one session. I went fully ape too. Burpees were all with jumps. In some sets I took it easy on them, but on the majority of them, I just jumped as high as I could. Makes me want to go out and try the Hang In There workout, but I can't use bars unless I want my hands to suffer like last time.



                            They seem to work go hand to hand when it comes to the animalistic approach. Stealth pun fully intended.

                            Anyway, I found out that there's a computer shop near my area. I looked for it on the morning, but I must have missed it. They didn't published the address in full on the ad, so I'll try tomorrow morning, with more time in my hands. What I hope for tomorrow, though, is that I have time to train. There's a meeting on the afternoon, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to attend, and I learned about this at dusk. Even if I have nothing better to do other than train at said hour, it seems that the first time wasn't enough to let them know that I don't like being announced of this compromises in such a short notice. However, I'm moving stuff around. Maybe I'll end up training in the morning.



                            Maybe I'll finally do this.

                            300 DDs without EC, btw. Only 4 more with EC to reach 300 there too.

                            February 21st, 2021

                            The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                            Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (15/35)
                            Daily Dare: 2 Minutes Raised Arm Circles +EC
                            Count: 300 - 296 +EC

                            Programs:
                            90 Days of Action: Day 22 - LVL III +Megaset

                            Workouts:
                            The Prep
                            Monkey! - LVL III +EC
                            Splits +EC
                            3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuums

                            Challenges:
                            Ab II: Day 22
                            Iron glutes: Day 22
                            Hug: Day 7

                            I was about to, but something told me to hold it for a moment. And I'm glad I did, because I think I figured out my call on this (I hope) (2/7)
                            Another week in which every day I wrote (7/7)
                            Not today. Powercut was demoralizing too (4/7)

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                              #89
                              Uppercuts need a little bit of practice on my left side. They are too weak and slow. The Front Snap Kicks were also... weird. But that's more because of my pants than anything.

                              It turns out that I didn't need to go to that meeting. However, this week became... a bit daunting, I suppose? Local TV will show up to the community center this Friday and film some testimony for a segment that is about positive stuff. Since they know about my work there, I have to be there with at least one of my students. It's nothing unusual, though, but I'm very shy when it comes to making an appearance on TV.

                              Not much to say. It was still a busy morning, and I'm tired. I'll do Wednesday tomorrow, because I might not have time or space then.

                              Also, Ab II Day 23? Almost impossible to do on a day with little time

                              I fear Day 27, but I want it to come just so I can get rid of it. 4 sets, thanks, I hate it!

                              That's it. I'm doing Impact next moth. Ab [Advanced] will be pursued at a time when +150 Sit-ups stop feeling like a chore

                              February 22nd, 2021

                              The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                              Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (16/35)
                              Daily Dare: 40 Squat Step-ups +EC
                              Count: 301 - 297 +EC

                              Programs:
                              90 Days of Action: Day 23 - LVL III +Megaset

                              Workouts:
                              WoD: Watch me - LVL III +EC
                              Monday +EC
                              Street Fighter - LVL III +EC
                              Splits +EC
                              Triceps +EC +Reps Doubled

                              Challenges:
                              Ab II: Day 23
                              Iron glutes: Day 23
                              Hug: Day 8

                              Not today (0/7)
                              Revising and editing (1/7)
                              Nope (0/7)

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                                #90
                                I moved things around. Like I said, I won't have any space tomorrow, so the Cardio Day was done this morning, and the challenges were left for the afternoon. Yeah, I switched things around this time.

                                Saturday will be busy aswell, so I might work out either on Friday or Sunday, letting Saturday be an active rest day.

                                Now, because I woke up earlier, today felt like a very long day. And right now, I feel if I go to bed, I'll fall asleep instantly. I still haven't written, but I'll do my quota right after logging. Maybe I'll switch around Day 27 from 90DoA with Day 26, because if I don't, I'll murder my abs on Friday. I won't stand 700 Sit-ups in one day. That's way too much. I rather do Day 27 on Thursday and Day 26 on Friday, so the Ab workout ends up being a cooldown for Strength.

                                I don't know what else to say... Pretty much an average-ish day.

                                February 23rd, 2021

                                The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                                Adorations to Frigga for 35 Days (17/35)
                                Daily Dare: 60 Seconds Single Leg Hops on the Spots +EC
                                Count: 302 - 298 +EC

                                Programs:
                                90 Days of Action: Day 24 - LVL III +No rest between sets

                                Workouts:
                                WoD: Tempered Steel - LVL III +EC
                                Precursor
                                Unbound
                                Obstacle Run - LVL III +EC +No rest between sets
                                Post-Cardio Cooldown +EC
                                Calves Rehab
                                3 x 30 Seconds of Stomach Vacuum

                                Challenges:
                                Ab II: Day 24
                                Iron glutes: Day 24
                                Hug: Day 9

                                Surprisingly, I did. Not so much for drawing, as I had no idea what do draw, but I had to repaint a board from the community center (1/7)
                                Starting something new (2/7)
                                Not today, but likely tomorrow (0/7)

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