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2012 Workdays Challenge #01 No Machine-Chocolate Drink

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

For fun, I want to do challenges for working day every week, especially when I spend most of my waking hours at at work!

This week, it will be no chocolate drink that I can get from self-service machine.

I think I'm getting addicted with that drink that I've increased to 2 cups per day! At first, it was because I felt so cold that I need hot drink and as I love chocolate, of course I got myself hot chocolate drink, hehe. But then, I just want to have chocolate more and more while working. And if I don't stop myself while it's still at early stage, I might end up a drink per hour!

I'm not a coffee drinker so I guess my "fix" is chocolate and tea so the plan is either I just keep drinking water to occupy myself or get a nice cup of hot green tea to get my hands warmer :D

Update so far: I'm free of machine-hot-chocolate drink for two days and half (now it's noon). Another 1 day and half to go! (Friday not counted as it's public holiday, WooHoo!)

  
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AHMARROSE 4/4/2012 10:32PM

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WHQPHQ 4/4/2012 1:52PM

    He he what a good challenge, I must stop eating treats at work! I am going to make this another mini challenge! No treats that I haven't bought (people at work are always bringing in cakes and chocolates).

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UMMSULAYM_NOVA 4/4/2012 10:09AM

    Assalamu alaykum, great job so far, you can do it, just another day and half :) I really like little challenges like this, they do work in helping us to take on bigger challenges!


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2nd Apr Jump Rope - My Morning Workout Still On :D

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

It was 2nd day of my morning exercise streak and I thought I wasn't able to do anything, especially it was Monday, work day, woke up later than I wanted. But I promised myself that at least 1 min, no matter what exercise and I did it - jump rope! Good thing I've take out my exercise outfit on previous night :D

Unfortunately, I somehow got terrible pain along the right side of my neck and right shoulder, ruined my plan to do my exercises. Almost whole night, I couldn't sit or stand straight, kept shrugging my right shoulder to my head, dunno how did I get that horrible, horrible aches. I must be pulled my muscles wrongly or maybe it was delayed muscle soreness that I got after I did office work (lots of looking down at files while standing, not a good practice, much better if I sat down). I end up massaged myself before I slept and lie down on pillow, head to torso on the pillow, kinda awkward position but I felt much better. It's good thing I'm not too tall for my pillow to be my double-storey mattress, haha.

My workout on Monday, 2nd April 2012:
1. Morning, 2-min, Jump Rope
- 1-min of 3 x (20 normal + 20 scissors) = 120 jumps
- 1-min stretches

Total minute = 2 minutes

Gasp! I forgot to ask my friend's email so that I can invite her to SparkPeople and do jump rope challenge! And when she's away from office, it will be so hard to catch her, no matter what communication I'm using, haha.

  
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AHMARROSE 4/4/2012 10:32PM

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RAE_LEIGH22 4/3/2012 10:28PM

    Excellent job yet again! Keep going!


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1st Apr Jump Rope & ZWOW - Started My April With ZWOW :D

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Yay, I did ZWOW two days in a row, Saturday did #10 and next day, #11. This time, I tried to do like Zuzana, having water breaks after completed a round. But it was hard to control the urge to gulp water more and more and luckily, I somehow managed to find the restrain as if I drank lots during a workout instead just few sips for my parched, sweaty body, I'll probably water vomit or running to the toilet or both, haha.

I also started my morning exercise, any very short exercises that I can do before breakfast. I promised to myself that starting April 1st, I will at least do 1-min exercise so this will make me more happily to submit myself to bed instead of mesmerizing myself with internet surfing and hard-to-stop paranormal fiction books.

My workout on Sunday, 1st April 2012:
1. Morning, 1-min, Jump Rope
# 4 rounds of 20 normal and 20 side-to-side jumps = 160 jumps (wow, I got 160 combo jump rope, usually I get 120 combo)

2. Late afternoon, 14-min, ZWOW (full cardio-strength workout) & Jump Rope
- 10-min ZWOW #11
# Mule Kick 10 Reps
# Sump Pushup 10 Reps
# Side Jump Lunge 20 Reps
My result: 4 rounds + Mule Kick 10 Reps + Sumo Pushup 10 Reps + Side Jump Lunge 14 Reps

- 1-min Jump Rope
# 3 x (20 normal and 20 side-to-side jumps) + 20 normal jumps= 140 jumps

- Cool down 2-min and Stretches 2-min

Total minute = 1 + 14 = 15 minutes

  
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AHMARROSE 4/3/2012 9:48PM

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LABABLA 4/3/2012 2:47PM

    I also find it hard to get the right balance in water intake. If I drank a lot hours before the workout I get the bladder filled quickly ...so short HIIT at home are very convenient. If I didn't drink enough I am thirsty, but water breaks are difficult to manage ..as it makes me burp..burping during burpees, ha ha.

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My April 2012 Plan & Challenges :D

Sunday, April 01, 2012

For this month, I joined several challenges from different teams.

CHALLENGES:
#1 Maximum Total Jump by end of the month, I aimed for 5500 jumps
Challenge from Jump Rope Challenge Team:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=8245x4328x4
7360739


#2 Daily 1-min jumping, at least 1-min jumping daily
Challenge from Jump Rope Challenge Team:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=8245x4328x4
7360739


#3 Spring Into Shape, aiming to complete at least 3 weeks from the plan (the fourth week, I'll be on a trip so might hard to keep track, especially with lots of relatives and nieces that asking for more attention from their lovely aunt, hehe):
Challenge from Twilight Challenge! Team (I've completed Spring Into Shape from the same name team so this is a re-do!):

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=13559x37855
x47109110


#4 Daily morning workout (I'm aiming at least 1-min every morning):
Challenge from Living Healthy In Our 20's Team:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x15531x472
91813


#5 At least do once ZWOW every week (my own challenge, got the workout from a website):

www.youtube.com/user/ZuzkaLight?feat
ure=watch


PLAN:
Week 1 - Apr 2nd to 8th:
# Daily at least 1-min jump rope and at least 1-min morning workout (if I do 1-min jump rope in the morning, it's one stone and two birds, hehe).
# Do Spring Into Shape plan (7 days of toning workout videos plus 5 days of cardio).
# ZWOW on Saturday or Sunday or both days.

Week 2 - Apr 9th to 15th:
# Daily at least 1-min jump rope and at least 1-min morning workout (if I do 1-min jump rope in the morning, it's one stone and two birds, hehe).
# Do Spring Into Shape plan (7 days of toning workout videos plus 5 days of cardio).
# Do one bonus video from SparkPeople collection (part of Spring Into Shape's Week 2).
# Track my food , I'll try to keep track food that I can track, especially those that have nutrient ingredients on their boxes or packages (part of Spring Into Shape's Week 2).
# ZWOW on Saturday or Sunday or both days.

Week 3 - Apr 16th - 22th:
# Daily at least 1-min jump rope and at least 1-min morning workout (if I do 1-min jump rope in the morning, it's one stone and two birds, hehe).
# Do Spring Into Shape plan (7 days of toning workout videos plus 5 days of cardio).
# Amp up my cardio, either increase minute or intensity (part of Spring Into Shape's Week 3).
# Eat more fruits and veggies (part of Spring Into Shape's Week 3).
# ZWOW on Saturday or Sunday or both days.

Week 4 - Apr 23rd - 30th (26th to 30th, on a trip):
# Daily at least 1-min jump rope and at least 1-min morning workout (if I do 1-min jump rope in the morning, it's one stone and two birds, hehe).
# Do Spring Into Shape plan (7 days of toning workout videos plus 5 days of cardio).
# Repeat toning workout videos once or twice on same day (part of Spring Into Shape's Week 4).
# Choose any of Spring Into Shape's past weeks' bonus challenges (amp up cardio or track food or more fruits/veggies (part of Spring Into Shape's Week 4).
# Quickies on trip days.

  
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CAT224 4/1/2012 2:46PM

    Awesome plan! Goodluck you can do it! :)

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JSALERNO 4/1/2012 11:05AM

    GREAT JOB!

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31st Mar ZWOW - Ended My March With A Blast!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Well, maybe not quite a blast that I want but yay, I did a final, sweaty workout before the end of the month! Oh, and note to myself: don't do workout right after waking up from afternoon nap, I will get too sluggish before catching up the momentum, hehe.

My workout on Saturday, 31st March 2012:
1. Late afternoon, 15-min, ZWOW
- 10-min ZWOW #10 3-22-2012
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMJ7HEauiME&
list=UUrd4Hfglr4EczsLXKdGvCLA&index=3&
feature=plcp


#1 Jump Rope 100 Reps
#2 Reptile Pushup 20 Reps
#3 Kettlebell Jumps 20 Reps (I'm using 2 5lbs dumbbells)
My result: 1 round plus completed #1 & #2 and 14 reps for #3
(The first round, I was sort of still warming up so quite slow pace than I expected but I fired up on the almost-complete 2nd round)

- Cool down 3-min and stretches 3-min

Total minute: 15 minutes

  
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LABABLA 4/1/2012 7:29AM

    how we crave/need sometimes those naps, but then we are sometime more kinda more tired afterwards emoticon

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MFLYNN8 3/31/2012 10:53PM

    Yay, March is done!!! emoticon

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