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    #16
    From a purely non-expert point of view, if you know that you have drunk that much water every day and are fully consistent, I wouldn't worry and just use the weight after the water as you base weight. I think it would make a difference that you'd need to track if it was some days water, some days not, but if you are always drinking it then you are being consistent. I think the idea of weighting oneself after using the toilet is to take away the randomization of big poop/small poop and keep things consistent, so anything you do consistently should be ok imo.

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      #17
      📅 Daily Log - 26.04.2021 - Day 9/30 of 30-Day Challenge "3000 Squats 1000 Push-ups" --- 160 Squats (GtG + Workout) ✅

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      0.5L water first thing in the morning
      //
      Warmup
      /
      Skill Work
      20x Push-ups (in one go)
      /
      Interval [4 Rounds]
      16x Corkscrew Reverse Crunches --> first time I did them... as always with new exercises I struggled with the clean execution.
      8x Squat Reverse Lunges
      15s Hollow Body Hold
      16x Reverse Lunges
      30s Rest

      /
      10x Jumping Pull-ups (00:00:31)
      /
      Darebee Program "Fighter's Codex" - Day 1 ❎ --> I came home quite late and I was already hungry. So I had to figure out what to do first. I went with 1. Cooking Paella 2. Exercising 3. Eating the Paella. The problem was that after cooking I was craving the food so much that my mind wasn't at all concentrated on the exercises (at least after the Freeletics program) so after the third exercise I decided that I will do it another day when my concentration will be better to avoid injury. Plus I understood that I really have to work on my hip and hamstring mobility 😅.

      /
      Cooldown
      ​​​​​​//
      (almost) full moon evening walk
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      ​​

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        #18
        Anek Thanks for your answer! What you said about consistency makes sense. I will weigh myself after water and toilet then

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          #19
          📅 Daily Log - 27.04.2021 - Day 10/30 of 30-Day Challenge "3000 Squats 1000 Push-ups" --- 50 Push-ups (GtG) ✅

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          0.5L water first thing in the morning
          /
          weight: 77.4kg (170.6lbs) --> I'm doing this just for curiosity to see how fast my weight changes over time 😁. I eat enough and healthy - mainly home-cooked and plant-based foods.
          //
          "wrist pain workout" --> In 2006 I had a ski accident with a torn ligament in my right hand/wrist (typical when you wrap the straps of the ski sticks in the wrong manner around your wrists) who was undiscovered for almost a week (another story), then in 2011 I had carpal tunnel syndrome in the same wrist (from pulling to many heavy cables). Normally I don't have any pain but when I do a lot of pull or push exercises for some days I have slight pain in my right wrist after working out or waking up in the morning (when I'm moving it sounds like crunching a mouthful of cereals 😬).
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          "Vitaparcours" [1] [2] --> the typical fitness trail that can be found everywhere in Switzerland with the same exercises.
          jogging to the fitness trail (2.71km / 00:15:24)
          fitness trail (1.4km)
          jogging home (1.57km / 00:09:14) --> had to wait at a railway crossing and afterwards I forgot to activate the tracker.
          /
          "Stretches for Splits" on the FitOn-App (00:20:00)
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          evening walk
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          I trapped a nerve under my right shoulder blade today - it's not the first time at this point and I never know what I should do in that case 🤔 maybe one of you has a good remedy?
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            #20
            📅 Daily Log - 28.04.2021 - Day 11/30 of 30-Day Challenge "3000 Squats 1000 Push-ups" --- 170 Squats (GtG + 100 in a row) ✅

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            0.5L water first thing in the morning
            /
            weight 77.3kg
            //
            Warmup
            /
            100 Squats (00:03:21) --> my legs were still a little bit tired from the fitness trail... 😅
            /
            Light Regeneration/Flexibility Workout "Rundum
            flexibel"
            20x Shoulder Warmups
            10x Hip Circles
            5x Inchworms
            10x Lunge and Reach Left
            10x Lunge and Reach Right
            10x Deep Squat Hold to Toe Reaches
            10x Scorpions
            5x Diving Pushups
            10x Cat-Cow
            10x Ground Supermen
            5x Warmup Roll
            10x Table Twist

            /
            "Stretches for Splits" on the FitOn-App
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              #21
              📅 Daily Log - 29.04.2021 - Day 12/30 of 30-Day Challenge "3000 Squats 1000 Push-ups" --- 60 Push-ups (workout) ✅ + 22

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              0.5L water first thing in the morning
              /
              weight 77.8kg
              //
              Warmup
              30x Jumping Jacks
              30x Skipping Jumps
              10x Climbers
              10x Cat-Cow
              8x Down Dog to Cobra
              30s Downward Facing Dog
              10x Froggers
              8x Single Leg Hip Raises Left
              8x Single Leg Hip Raises Right
              12x Lunges

              /
              Skill Work
              10x Sprawls
              /
              Skill Work
              20x Pushups
              /
              Interval [6 Rounds]
              8x Pushups
              5s Pullup Hold
              10x Plank Leg Lifts
              20s Rest

              /
              2/5 CHARON [2 Rounds] (00:06:01) --> now I need some proper regeneration days ​​
              10x Burpees
              20x High Knees
              10x Pushups
              20x Split Lunges
              30s Rest

              /
              Cooldown
              30s IT Band Roll Left
              30s IT Band Roll Right
              30s Pigeon Left
              30s Pigeon Right
              30s Cobra
              30s Toe Reaches
              30s Shoulder Stretch Left
              30s Shoulder Stretch Right
              30s Cow Face Arms Left
              30s Cow Face Arms Right

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                #22
                Just to add a wee addendum although Anek has said the gist already. If you measure your weight one thing is the absolute number. However if you weigh yourself daily I think the reason is that you want to measure the change. So the important thing is to keep all the parameters constant. So to measure change it is not important when or with what scales you do that as long as you do it the same way every time. Even if you used broken scales that mistakenly show five kilos more every time, the measuring of the change of weight would be correct. If you do an addition every morning (weight + a certain amount of water) the adding factor does not falsify the outcome as long as the amount of water stays roughly the same. If you have to know the absolute number you could subtract the weight of the water. But to get statistical validity I guess one would have to correlate the result with the time of the year as well because during a hot summer night one might lose a lot of water via sweat, so one might have to compare the number not with yesterday's number but with the number I got one year ago (if the heat was the same then). The more I think about it the more possible sources for blurring a single number I discover, so absolute numbers may get their value only as part of a whole range of measurements anyway.
                Hope that helps - good training!

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                  #23
                  Had to come back because there is something to correct. Talking about measuring weight and then refering to last years numbers when I talk about the blurring of numbers is unfortunately and of course utter nonsense. The blurring is totally insignificant when one looks at such long periods of time compared to the main factors that determine the weight that we all know. I am sorry for the mistake.

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                    #24
                    Hi there, I saw you coming by in my new thread, welcome to the hive!

                    To add my view on the weighing topic: I'm with Anek that weighing should be consistent, and it doesn't matter what is the absolute measurement is (because 500 grams more or less has no significant value to your health), but it's about tracking the changes over time (dependant on what your goal is: gain weight, stay at a stable weight, or lose weight).

                    According to daily weighing I think that doesn't help at all. Because you can vary in absolute numbers every day, because of fluid changes, of going to the toilet, of what you've eaten, exercise, etc. It doesn't say anything, but it can make you very focused (maybe even obsessed) about the numbers, but I think that shouldn't be the primary goal. I think weighing weekly should be enough, and see the changes (and variations) over at least a month.

                    And I think you have to be aware what will be the goal of weighing yourself. Keep in mind that starting with training, makes you gain weight by growing muscle; muscle is heavier than fat. But that's not a bad thing, at least, for me

                    In your starting post, you write that you will improve your overall fitness and flexibility, and become stronger. How will weighing in measure your progression? Or is there a better measurement to track your progression?

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                      #25
                      ​Thanks for your long answer Botenlauben and NancyTree 😊!

                      According to daily weighing I think that doesn't help at all. Because you can vary in absolute numbers every day, because of fluid changes, of going to the toilet, of what you've eaten, exercise, etc. It doesn't say anything, but it can make you very focused (maybe even obsessed) about the numbers, but I think that shouldn't be the primary goal. I think weighing weekly should be enough, and see the changes (and variations) over at least a month.
                      I had in mind to weigh myself every day and to calculate the weekly average on Sundays as that may have a higher significance - but might as well just weigh myself once a week 😉. I don't believe though that I would get obsessed with weighing as I never struggled with my body image or the like - weighing is just something I can do effortlessly in my morning routine which could give me some additional info.

                      Keep in mind that starting with training, makes you gain weight by growing muscle; muscle is heavier than fat. But that's not a bad thing, at least, for me
                      Hehe, ​​​​​I know that 😉 I gained ~5kg of supposed muscle mass with simultaneous loss of body fat (judging from how my back and my belly look and feel) since I've started and I have absolutely no problem with that either.

                      And I think you have to be aware what will be the goal of weighing yourself.
                      (dependant on what your goal is: gain weight, stay at a stable weight, or lose weight).
                      My goals: Until now I just weighed myself once in some months. As I work out more often and with a higher intensity I want to see how that affects me because I want to steadily gain weight or at least keep my weight gaining muscle mass (I don't mind gaining/losing body fat).

                      Let's say as a less measurable goal I want to make sure that my body is nourished, that I support my regeneration appropriately, that my body doesn't decompose my muscles.

                      I am concerned about that because 1. I'm sometimes quite hungry lately and 2. I can eat a lot of nutrient-dense foods without gaining a lot of weight even when I don't work out (which led me to the conclusion that I have a high metabolism).

                      Even now I spend a considerable amount of my time in the kitchen and I eat a lot of nutritious food (whole grain products, legumes, veggies, nuts, ...) - I don't know how I should increase that in case of a depletion 😅​

                      In your starting post, you write that you will improve your overall fitness and flexibility, and become stronger. How will weighing in measure your progression? Or is there a better measurement to track your progression?
                      For me, it's just something additional as I wrote above. Much more important for me is 1. my subjective perception of how I feel in general and before/during/after my workout and 2. that I can maintain and extend my progress viz. difficulty of exercises (strength and flexibility) and the number of repetitions/time for the execution (overall fitness/endurance) which is easy to keep track of.

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                        #26
                        Have a nice evening bees

                        I cooked gemistá ​​​​​​​​​​​(stuffed vegetables) a simple but delicious vegan greek dish for dinner.
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                          #27
                          📅 Daily Log - Fr., 30.04.2021 - Day 13/30 of 30-Day Challenge "3000 Squats 1000 Push-ups" --- 180 Squats (GtG) ✅

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                          0.5L water first thing in the morning
                          weighing
                          //
                          Morning Stretch --> my pinched nerve under the right shoulder blade was bothering me a lot during the whole day and I tried to get some relief by alternating cold pads and hot cherry stone pillows, foam roaling and stretching.
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                            #28
                            📅 Daily Log - Sa., 01.05.2021 - Day 14/30 of 30-Day Challenge "3000 Squats 1000 Push-ups" --- 60 Push-ups (GtG) ✅

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                            0.5L water first thing in the morning
                            /
                            Weighing
                            //
                            Light regeneration workout "Upper-body flow" [2 Rounds]
                            20x Shoulder Warmup
                            20s Cow Face Arms Left
                            20s Cow Face Arms Right
                            10x Table Twists
                            5x Diving Pushups
                            10x Ground Superman
                            30s Rest
                            //
                            Long evening walk alongside the lake --> I would like to insert some pictures but the files are always too big even when I set the camera on low res - anyway.
                            My nerve is feeling much better today but I will be careful​​​​​ - p​​robably I will insert another rest day tomorrow. Have a nice Saturday evening bees 😊
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                              #29
                              📅 Daily Log - Sun., 02.05.2021
                              ​​​Day 15/30 of "3000 Squats 1000 Push-ups" --- 200 Squats (GtG & ladder) ✅

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                              0.5l water first thing in the morning
                              /
                              weighing
                              /
                              Day 1&2/30 of May Challenge "Stamina Upgrade" --- 2min. non-stop jumping jacks / 4x22 lunges ✅✅
                              /
                              ​​​​​​Daily Dare (EC ✅) --- 50 climber taps ✅
                              //
                              Fighters Warmup
                              /
                              Day 1&2 of "Fighter's Codex" ✅✅ --> next week I will attend a test muay-thai training in a gym 😁
                              /
                              Pushup/Squat Challenge [~120sec. between each]
                              50 Squats
                              25 Squats
                              10 Squats
                              25 Squats
                              50 Squats (200% shoulder width)
                              25 Squats (150% shoulder width)

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                                #30
                                📅 Daily Log - Mon., 03.05.2021
                                ​​​Day 16/30 of "3000 Squats 1000 Push-ups" --- 70 Push-ups (48 diamond-, 24 spidermen-, 10 sphinx-) ✅

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                                0.5l water first thing in the morning
                                /
                                weighing
                                /
                                Day 3/30 of May Challenge "Stamina Upgrade" --- 4x22 lunges ✅
                                /
                                ​​​​​​Daily Dare (EC ✅) --- 60sec. elbow click ✅
                                //
                                Long peaceful evening walk 😊 [pictures]
                                //
                                Warmup --> 2 pieces of black chocolate motivated me to finally start my workout around 11 pm 😂🍫
                                8x Cat-Cow
                                10x Down Dog to Cobra
                                8x Lunge and Reach Left
                                8x Lunge and Reach Right
                                10x Table Twists
                                10x Single Leg Hip Raises Left
                                10x Single Leg Hip Raises Right
                                12x Standing Scales
                                --> always seems easy but isn't 😅
                                /
                                Skill Work
                                10 Sphinx Pushups --> first time I did these... what the heck?
                                /
                                Interval
                                [6 rounds] (00:15:59)
                                8x Diamond Pushups
                                6x Jackknives
                                5x High Side Plank Twists Right
                                --> I decided to wear training gloves with wrist bandages and it really helped me with all that high side plank stuff on the right side. Since I could focus on the technique and not on the pain I understood that my forearm and wrist mobility on the right side is quite bad
                                5x High Side Plank Twists Left
                                4x Spiderman Pushups
                                30s Rest

                                /
                                Interval [4 rounds] (00:17:01)
                                8x Jackknives
                                10x Single Leg Hip Raises Right
                                10x Single Leg Hip Raises Left

                                10x High Side Plank Crunches Left --> technical clean repetitions
                                10x High Side Plank Crunches Right --> struggled mainly with my balance
                                60s Rest
                                /
                                10 Jumping Pullups (00:00:33)
                                /
                                Cooldown
                                30s Overhead Shoulder Stretch --> on the foam roller with towel
                                30s Cobra
                                30s Hamstring Roll Left
                                30s Hamstring Roll Right
                                30s Chest Stretch Left
                                30s Chest Stretch Right
                                30s Triceps Stretch Left
                                30s Triceps Stretch Right
                                30s Standing Side Stretch Left
                                30s Standing Side Stretch Right
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