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    Another powercut. Thankfully I wasn't working, but it could have almost gotten me in the middle of traditional writing. I did some progress, although it isn't much, I guess. I think what I'm writing is going to be shorter than I expected, and I don't know how to feel about it.

    I'm going to do some flash fiction before sleep. Tomorrow, I'm going to get my third shot and then I'll be fully vaccinated.

    May 24th, 2022
    Kickboxing: Day 71
    Morning Routine:
    The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
    Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
    Daily Dare: 2 Minutes Backfists +EC
    Count: 758 - 754 +EC
    Night Routine:
    Mani Salutation - 1 Set
    Five Rites
    Virasana Meditation
    Daily Gratitude
    Counting Victories
    Get to Bed on Time
    Workouts:
    100 Burpees +EC:
    40 Full Burpees
    40 Full Burpees
    20 Full Burpees
    Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3)
    Hamstring Stretch (3 x 30 Seconds Forward Stretch + 30 Seconds Rest)
    Challenges:
    Daily Abs: Day 24
    Writing progress:
    Nifty 350
    Furious 500
    Nightcap 200

    Reading progress:
    Interesting Times - 21%
    Art progress:
    Nope.
    Music:
    Nope.
    Others:
    No sleight of hand, cardistry or any card magic
    No math
    HTML and Java still suspended until further notice

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      I skipped working out today. I went to get my third shot this morning, and the arm is... not really sore, but it feels very tired.

      Tomorrow I'll feel better, I guess...

      I also had a call at the last minute. Tomorrow, I'm supposed to take a psychological test for the job I'm applying for since the internship. I'm stunned, I was not expecting for that to happen, but oh well, I guess I must take it. I guess it makes sense, but I feel it's a bit much. I'm just glad I didn't plan things for tomorrow, but I had to change up things a bit...

      Anyway, I'm going to try to write some flash fiction before bed. I need to get up early tomorrow. As I said, no workout, just the routines. Since my arm wasn't bothering as bad as the other two shots, I managed to squeeze in the night routine without trouble.

      May 25th, 2022
      Kickboxing: Day 71
      Morning Routine:
      The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
      Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
      Daily Dare: 30 Side Leg Raises +EC
      Count: 759 - 755 +EC
      Night Routine:
      Mani Salutation - 1 Set
      Five Rites
      Virasana Meditation
      Daily Gratitude
      Counting Victories
      Get to Bed on Time
      Workouts:
      100 Burpees +EC
      Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3)
      Hamstring Stretch (3 x 30 Seconds Forward Stretch + 30 Seconds Rest)
      Challenges:
      Daily Abs: Day 25
      Writing progress:
      Nifty 350
      Furious 500
      Nightcap 200

      Reading progress:
      Interesting Times - 21%
      Art progress:
      Nope.
      Music:
      Nope.
      Others:
      No sleight of hand, cardistry or any card magic
      No math
      HTML and Java still suspended until further notice

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        Glad the third shot went well.

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          Damnit... Not a horrible day, but very stressful.

          A psychological test... Yeah, right. It was a job interview, and it could have gone better. The worst part is that I didn't do anything for it to go wrong. It's their fault for forcing everyone to have a very specific CV up to the point that it's so empty it no longer qualifies as a CV. They removed some of the stuff I put there, and now they are asking why I removed it when it was them whom did it. It blows my mind what happened. In the end, they appreciated me because I had a good set of skills, but they require the stuff that they deleted now.

          I feel like I cancelled things this morning for nothing. An entire morning wasted, I guess. I haven't given up on that yet, but what they did was a very rude.

          To top it all off, there was a powercut on the afternoon, and the university is confusing us with many messages. I planned for things on Tuesday, and now I must go to university to put myself on a census and check what papers to I need in addition to what I owe. I was going to get the only thing I was missing of on Tuesday itself, and then the next week, I have to go there again. What's the point to have one of us working as a link between us and university then? Those errands are their job, and now they are as confused as the rest of us.

          I ate bad today. No breakfast, lots of sugar... My arm still hurts, but it wasn't difficult to do Qi Gong. I'll do Burpees tomorrow.

          I only managed to write because I took my notebook with me.

          May 26th, 2022
          Kickboxing: Day 71
          Morning Routine:
          The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
          Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
          Daily Dare: 5 Minutes Raised Arms Hold +EC
          Count: 760 - 756 +EC
          Night Routine:
          Mani Salutation - 2 Sets
          Five Rites
          Virasana Meditation
          Daily Gratitude
          Counting Victories
          Get to Bed on Time
          Workouts:
          100 Burpees +EC
          Ba Han Sheng Qi Gong
          Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3)
          Hamstring Stretch (3 x 30 Seconds Forward Stretch + 30 Seconds Rest)
          Challenges:
          Daily Abs: Day 26
          Writing progress:
          Nifty 350
          Furious 500
          Nightcap 200

          Reading progress:
          Interesting Times - 21%
          Art progress:
          Nope.
          Music:
          Nope.
          Others:
          No sleight of hand, cardistry or any card magic
          No math
          HTML and Java still suspended until further notice
          Last edited by Sólveig; May 27, 2022, 08:12 PM. Reason: Forgot to add Qigong

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            Ok, I can't keep writing, so I'm going to bed now.

            I'm very tired... It's been a cold day, and I didn't work out a lot. But, at least, I did Burpees. My arm is fully healed now, so I can get back to the usual.

            May 27th, 2022
            Kickboxing: Day 71
            Morning Routine:
            The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
            Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
            Daily Dare: 20 Tricep Dips +EC
            Count: 761 - 757 +EC
            Night Routine:
            Mani Salutation - 2 Sets
            Five Rites
            Virasana Meditation
            Daily Gratitude
            Counting Victories
            Get to Bed on Time
            Workouts:
            100 Burpees +EC:
            25 Full Burpees
            25 Full Burpees
            25 Full Burpees
            25 Full Burpees
            Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3)
            Hamstring Stretch (3 x 30 Seconds Forward Stretch + 30 Seconds Rest)
            Challenges:
            Daily Abs: Day 27
            Writing progress:
            Nifty 350
            Furious 500
            Nightcap 200

            Reading progress:
            Interesting Times - 21%
            Art progress:
            Nope.
            Music:
            Nope.
            Others:
            No sleight of hand, cardistry or any card magic
            No math
            HTML and Java still suspended until further notice

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              I'm not feeling good, so I decided to skip all workouts this weekend. At noon, yesterday, I started to feel dizzy all of the sudden, and I've been dizzy ever since. I woke up feeling better today, but I'm still dizzy.

              Nevertheless, I managed to do the DD. I didn't do the challenge because I didn't even try. I'll make up for it today, and if I'm feeling better tomorrow, I'll do Death by Burpees to compensate, plus I want to do the two workouts of the day that went on this weekend: Ring of Fire and Push, Squat, Repeat.



              For now, I'll just rest. I'm not even going to try and do yoga. In fact, I tried to do 10 Squats yesterday, and started to feel worst after. I'm just doing the DD and the challenge.

              I don't know why I feel dizzy. It could be from the sudden rise of temperature (it was very cold one and rainy one night, and suddenly, the sun was scorching hot the next day), or that I'm not drinking enough water. It can be both, because today is not as hot as yesterday, plus I think I drank a gallon of water last night and started to feel better...

              May 28th, 2022
              Kickboxing: Day 71
              Morning Routine:
              The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
              Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
              Daily Dare: 2 Minutes Squat Hold +EC
              Count: 762 - 758 +EC
              Night Routine:
              Mani Salutation - 2 Sets
              Five Rites
              Virasana Meditation
              Daily Gratitude
              Counting Victories
              Get to Bed on Time
              Workouts:
              100 Burpees +EC
              Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3)
              Hamstring Stretch (3 x 30 Seconds Forward Stretch + 30 Seconds Rest)
              Challenges:
              Daily Abs: Day 27
              Writing progress:
              Nifty 350
              Furious 500
              Nightcap 200

              Reading progress:
              Interesting Times - 21%
              Art progress:
              Nope.
              Music:
              Nope.
              Others:
              No sleight of hand, cardistry or any card magic
              No math
              HTML and Java still suspended until further notice

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                Take it slowly then, no point in exhausting yourself!

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                  I'm feeling better, but I didn't train.

                  I spent the entire day handwriting and I was going to do more tonight, but now I only want to sleep.

                  May 29th, 2022
                  Kickboxing: Day 71
                  Morning Routine:
                  The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                  Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
                  Daily Dare: 30 Seconds Push-up Plank Hold +EC
                  Count: 763 - 759 +EC
                  Night Routine:
                  Mani Salutation - 2 Sets
                  Five Rites
                  Virasana Meditation
                  Daily Gratitude
                  Counting Victories
                  Get to Bed on Time
                  Workouts:
                  100 Burpees +EC
                  Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3)
                  Hamstring Stretch (3 x 30 Seconds Forward Stretch + 30 Seconds Rest)
                  Challenges:
                  Daily Abs: Day 28 & 29
                  Writing progress:
                  Nifty 350
                  Furious 500
                  Nightcap 200

                  Reading progress:
                  Interesting Times - 21%
                  Art progress:
                  Nope.
                  Music:
                  Nope.
                  Others:
                  No sleight of hand, cardistry or any card magic
                  No math
                  HTML and Java still suspended until further notice

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                    Doing good with your writing, really! I am impressed.

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                      Two and a half major victories today: I completed the Daily Abs challenge, and I managed to survive Death by Burpees at LVL III, which gives me a total of 200 Full Burpees in one workout! I wasn't as tired as I thought I was going to be, nevertheless, I didn't do anything after. And I danced a little bit before starting.

                      The half major victory is that I have my notebook almost full, meaning that I'm almost done with the first out of five episodes of a series I'm writing. I only have 30 pages left, which is something around 3300 words or more, judging by my handwriting and the size of the notebook. That gives me enough space for one or two final scenes and it's over. The core of the episode is already done, I'm just tying up loose ends before starting the next. Tomorrow, I'll finish it, and since I'll have some waiting time in the morning, I think I'll start transcribing as soon as I'm done, and also, picking up the next notebook.

                      If anyone is interested, I'm using a notebook that has 48 sheets of paper, which gives a total of 96 pages. Dimensions are 15.8 x 20 cms. It's small, but with the right handwriting, it can fit more than 10K, so you can write an entire novelette on it.

                      So far, everything's going well, though I find myself in the need of going back more than once. I think I need more than just the notebook, and have some sort of miniature corkboard in which I can put my (Chekhov's) guns, and important descriptions... say X character has a tattoo, or something. Well, I'll figure it out upon the next episode. Nothing that a bit of reading and editing can fix.

                      I haven't counted my words, but I'm pretty sure it's more than 350, 500 and 200.

                      I was pretty worried that this story was going to be a derivative of a videogame that I like, but thankfully, it acquired its own identity very quick. I may need to work out some stuff, but like I said, it's nothing a bit of reading and editing can fix.

                      Handwriting suits me. With notebooks this cheap and small, episodical novel writing feels like a breeze. I'm going to invest in three more notebooks later in a few weeks to try to do the same, but in English this time. Maybe this way I can lengthen a story that started as a short, but I feel it needs to be an entire novel.

                      Anyway, going to bed now. I'll be doing Easy Abs next month... and if all goes perfectly, 30 Days of Gravity will fit next month too.

                      May 30th, 2022
                      Kickboxing: Day 71
                      Morning Routine:
                      The Right Side + 10 Decline Push-ups
                      Sól Salutation - LVL I +EC
                      Daily Dare: 30 Seconds Push-up Plank Hold +EC
                      Count: 764 - 760 +EC
                      Night Routine:
                      Mani Salutation - 1 Set
                      Five Rites
                      Virasana Meditation
                      Daily Gratitude
                      Counting Victories
                      Get to Bed on Time
                      Workouts:
                      200 Burpees +EC / Death by Burpees - LVL III +EC
                      40 Full Burpees
                      40 Full Burpees
                      40 Full Burpees
                      40 Full Burpees
                      40 Full Burpees
                      Monday +EC
                      Shuffle Dance! (#1, #2, #3)
                      Hamstring Stretch (3 x 30 Seconds Forward Stretch + 30 Seconds Rest)
                      Challenges:
                      Daily Abs: Day 30
                      Next Challenge: Easy Abs
                      Writing progress:
                      Nifty 350
                      Furious 500
                      Nightcap 200

                      Reading progress:
                      Interesting Times - 21%
                      Art progress:
                      Nope.
                      Music:
                      Nope.
                      Others:
                      No sleight of hand, cardistry or any card magic
                      No math
                      HTML and Java still suspended until further notice

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                        Grats on the Daily Abs!



                        & keep up the writing!

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                          Congrats.

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                            Grats on Daily abs!

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                              Congrats

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                                Congrats on Daily Abs and your writing progress!

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