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    Wow yesterday was full and busy. I didn't manage to crank out Fireheart even though I was feeling physically up to it. I did a little sean nos dancing so I'm calling that consistency in keeping my streak. I even learned a new step

    Today:

    ​​Fireheart Day 19

    88 days in a row - 12 weeks 4 days... this seems like a very lucky day from a Chinese perspective!

    Gratitude: looking forward to a nice concert tonight, beautiful sun after some cold and rainy days, and really looking forward to a quiet day and weekend.. some reading, a bike ride, or maybe a jog... happy about the possibilities

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      Starting to feel myself slipping again.... yesterday I also did the bare minimum. Great for keeping my streak but not so great for completing Fireheart! So I'm going to just crank it out today first thing.

      I reached a really important non-fitness milestone for me the other day and paid off my car! This makes me debt free after paying off my student loans last year. I set this goal in June 2020 to pay off my debt and despite some setbacks I was able to finish a little early. I'm excited to see my stress levels drop from here on out It's been awesome having fitness goals to work towards to distract myself from being so close and yet so far from this goal. I admit that I'm not where I want to be yet physically but I've come a long way in the past 3 months and looking forward to my progress in the next 3.

      Today:

      ​​Fireheart Day 20

      90 days in a row - 12 weeks 6 days

      Gratitude: cool sunny morning, seagulls calling, and my partner

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        Good for you!!!

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          Yay! Congrats!

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            Congrats and keep it up!!


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              Yay for debt-free!

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                Congrats!

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                  Congrats

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                    Thank you DorothyMH Anek​​​​​​​ Montserrat​​​​​​​ TopNotch FirstAgeDragonWolf Fremen for the kind words!

                    I want to get better at celebrating achievements...only a few days later and I've already outlined my next big financial goal, which is saving for a house. Especially in my area this is really scary right now but having at least a basic plan is better than no plan and I feel empowered when I think about what I can do if I'm focused. But meanwhile... got to continue celebrating the small wins!

                    And for me one of those small wins is that I think these punching sit-ups are actually getting easier. Sit-ups are definitely one of my least favorite exercises from gym class days. All the more reason to do them (safely and in moderation)! Also - 13 weeks!

                    Another win is that I ordered a pair of dancing shoes online and they arrived! It is hard to find womens' oxford/brogues with a leather sole - for whatever reason, men's dress shoes here typically tend to have a leather sole while women's have a sort of gummy rubber which doesn't clack at all on the ground. One cheap-ish brand was recommended online. They're out of production now but I was able to find a pair secondhand... but the color choices in my size were mustard yellow, shiny silver, or rose gold (shiny). Out of the options, I went with the yellow suede. Yellow is my favorite color but I have to admit I do feel a little silly wearing the shoes. I've been practicing dancing in a parking lot nearby and gotten a handful of comments and compliments. I'm pretty shy to practice outside with these yellow shoes... but they clack a bit better!

                    I may set a long-term goal to save up for the custom fit handmade shoes that look so pretty with a higher heel.

                    Today:

                    ​​Fireheart Day 21

                    91 days in a row - 13 weeks

                    Gratitude: yellow shoes, playing tunes with a friend, and bubbly water on a sunny day


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                      Starting today with Fireheart and that feels good. I'm going to be hitting pause on the program while we're away for the weekend, but looking forward to some nice hikes. Hope the weather cooperates! Next week will have some fun milestones and I'm looking forward to that.

                      Feeling pretty good about nearing completion on my first program at Lvl 3!

                      What next? Maybe Pathfinder?

                      Today:

                      ​​Fireheart Day 22

                      92 days in a row - 13 weeks 1 day

                      Gratitude: Short work week, a warm sunny morning (finally), and checking this day off bright and early

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                        Okay so I am STILL HERE with my streak but the past week has been rough! Prepping for a weekend trip, then the trip, and now coming down off of it. Lots of time outside exposed to the elements after a long winter of working indoors at home with little exercise. I think my body is struggling to adapt again

                        Not 100% but going to crank out Fireheart and get back on track.

                        Update: I got some shiny new shoes with real leather soles! It didn't occur to me to just look for them secondhand online... but now I have the real deal! I'm considering buying a piece of MDF or plywood as many dancers do in order to have a little portable floor. I've noticed that there is a bit of gravel in pretty much every parking lot that sounds and feels horrible on my shoes.

                        Today:

                        ​​Fireheart Day 23

                        99 days in a row - 14 weeks 1 day

                        Gratitude: beautiful sun outside, my shiny new shoes with real leather soles, and a great trip

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                          Slogging my way through the last days of Fireheart. Not feeling very strong but trusting the process. Will update more when I have a free moment

                          Today:

                          ​​Fireheart Day 24

                          100 days in a row - 14 weeks 2 days

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                            100 days! Grats!


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                              Congrats on 100 days!!!

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                                Montserrat Anek Thank you!! This might be a new record for me Can't believe the time has passed so quickly!

                                Still not feeling like I'm making much progress in terms of my body composition but today I looked at an old video recording of my music and I think I'm seeing some face gains. Kind of hard to tell! Weight hasn't changed much but I definitely feel muscle, especially in my legs. So I guess I'll call that success!

                                Today:

                                ​​Fireheart Day 25

                                101 days in a row - 14 weeks 3 days

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