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CHALLENGE CHECK-IN - Week 5

Wednesday, April 04, 2018



Alright!!

Week 5 Day 1 DONE!

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Really had to push myself mentally to get going. My body was screaming... NOOOOOOOO! Or maybe it was more my mind...

But, I pushed forward and got it done! It ended up being one of my better work outs.



I've noticed since starting this challenge again, and in the past as well... that when I am able to find my zone and simply zone out, I can really pound through my sets and reps. But as soon as I start to really focus in on what I am doing, specifically the number of reps I am doing and how many left I have to pump out, I immediately feel like they are harder and I have so far to go, I'm not sure I can do this... 15 left really? OMG! How am I going to do this!



Keep going and stomp those darn thoughts out of the way... lol!!! That's the secret!

Find your zone! You've got this! Push through!!! You're STRONG! KEEP GOING! GO SOME MORE! PUSH YOURSELF! YOU'RE A BEAST!

Hahahaha! Okay... I don't say that last one... but why not???

Actually... I'm not sure I say much of anything in my mind... especially when I simply find my zone! Maybe keep going... make it count... you've got this. Really need to add... find your zone... repeatedly.

But... I do feel the beat of the music... I count (to know where I am at)... I focus on my breath (but not too much as this kicks me out of my zone too) and I simply JUST DO IT!

Essentially squashing the negative self talk more than anything.

JUST FIND YOUR ZONE!!! But don't be a vegetable... emoticon

Rahhhhh!

On a side note... I threw in some Dips to my routine today. Feeling good dip wise, but than in my last set of squats my knee tweaked out a bit. Not good! No no no. I'm not sure if it's because I incorporated these low tub triceps dips I'm doing or if the squats are catching up to me, but in all honesty... there was no tweaking out before the dips... ho hum. Will try one more time and see how I feel next time... but really want to do these dips but don't want to set my knee back.

Anyways...

Back on track, added dips, 'slightly' tweaked knee, pushed myself, feeling slightly weak in squats over all, but strong sit ups, push ups and dips wise... one of my better workouts and here are my Week 5 Day 1 results...

Sit Ups - 137
Push Ups - 101
Squats - 199
Dips - 50

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Prior Weeks Progress

Week 4 Day 3

Sit Ups

Wk 1 Day 1 = 23 (Full Sit Up)
Wk 1 Day 2 = 34
Wk 1 Day 3 = 42
Wk 2 Day 1 = 45
Wk 2 Day 2 = 48
Wk 2 Day 3 = 57
Wk 3 Day 1 = 77
Wk 3 Day 2 = 81
Wk 3 Day 3 = 90
Wk 4 Day 1 = 96 (Crunches)
Wk 4 Day 2 = 108
Wk 4 Day 3 = 121
Wk 5 Day 1 = 137

Push Ups

Wk 1 Day 1 = 14 (Modified)
Wk 1 Day 2 = 28
Wk 1 Day 3 = 32
Wk 2 Day 1 = 35
Wk 2 Day 2 = 37
Wk 2 Day 3 = 41
Wk 3 Day 1 = 56
Wk 3 Day 2 = 60 (Wall)
Wk 3 Day 3 = 67
Wk 4 Day 1 = 72
Wk 4 Day 2 = 79
Wk 4 Day 3 = 90
Wk 5 Day 1 = 101

Squats

Wk 1 Day 1 = 38
Wk 1 Day 2 = 50
Wk 1 Day 3 = 64
Wk 2 Day 1 = 51
Wk 2 Day 2 = 65
Wk 2 Day 3 = 79
Wk 3 Day 1 = 112
Wk 3 Day 2 = 127
Wk 3 Day 3 = 137
Wk 4 Day 1 = 143
Wk 4 Day 2 = 160
Wk 4 Day 3 = 181
Wk 5 Day 1 = 199

Triceps Dips (Following Column 2)

Wk 1 Day 1 = 50
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Progress Baby!!!!

Go TAJONES GO!!!!!

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  • TAJONES57
    emoticon Today is Kick Butt Day! emoticon

    Go Fitdiggity Go!!!





    548 days ago
  • FITDIGGITY
    Woohoo!!! Flood comment with all the woohoo stickers I can... in our minds... cuz I’m on my phone and I can’t access them. Woohoooooooo! Way to go TAJONES! And yay for repeating Week 5!
    551 days ago
  • TAJONES57
    I had to smile when I read you were going to repeat Week 5. emoticon

    I had the same plan! It seemed like I had failed to read about the testing after each week to see which column one would do following week. Oh my! emoticon

    It is great to know we will be on the same week! emoticon

    I did the Tricep Dips. emoticon I am weak in the triceps, so I am glad to be adding them to the workout!

    Here's today's numbers!!!

    -120 Push Ups, Modified
    -165 Sit Ups
    -200 Squats
    -20 Tricep Dips with Bent Knees

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    552 days ago
  • TAJONES57
    I am going to be late, but I am going to finish tonight. I am planning on posting my numbers tonight. "The body achieves what the mind believes." That is my mantra for tonight.
    552 days ago
  • FITDIGGITY
    I must admit... after two days rest I thought I would have had a little more gusto, but my mind was busy and I was kinda lazy in my movements... at first... lol. Kids were home all last week, I feel a week behind in other areas of my life, so I'm itching to get to it, as it's weighing me down, and it showed in my workout today... booooo to that.

    But...

    Triceps Dips are going well! Trying to keep my legs out of it... lol. Arms... focus on my arms! My arms pull me up.

    Really found my zone for crunches and was able to punch out 80 consecutive for the last set. RAHHHHHH!!!! You know what helped... closing my eyes. No kidding! I usually focused on a spot but found myself kinda getting dizzy... not sure why... anyways... I closed my eyes and just zoned right into my abs, visualized them really crunching, wasn't psyching myself out and kicked butt. Woot!

    Feeling stronger with my wall push ups, I think the dips are helping with that. Can't close my eyes here... I hit the wall with my nose.... OUCH! LMAO!

    And... I'M SICK OF SQUATS... lol! But my knee is holding out. And closing my eyes here was okay... not sure I like it though.

    BUT!!! emoticon

    I just checked the challenge web page. Week 5... if you can manage 75 sit ups, you can progress to week 6. Geesh... apparently we were suppose to be testing other weeks and potentially changing columns.

    Whoops... emoticon emoticon emoticon

    It's been a while since I've done this... lol. My bad.

    I have the sets and reps printed out, but not the text above and below. Hmmmm....

    Okay... so Week 5 progress to week 6 if...

    Sit Ups - 75 consecutive - I did 80
    Push Ups - 45 consecutive - I did 40
    Squats - 75 consecutive - I did 60

    Soooo... I guess that means I am repeating week 5... which I subconsciously had in the back of my mind anyways... as I was going to approach you about it... lol.

    So TAJONES... I will be repeating Week 5 for everything, even though I can progress to week 6 for sit ups, I think a repeat week wouldn't hurt... and then I'll nail those progress to week 6 numbers... rahhhh! Kinda hope you're with me... lol!

    By my quick glance, I'm still following the same columns with my results anyways.
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    So... today's total numbers!!!

    Sit Ups - 211
    Push Ups - 135
    Squats - 233
    Dips - 61
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    Prior Weeks Progress

    Sit Ups

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 23 (Full Sit Up)
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 34
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 42
    Wk 2 Day 1 = 45
    Wk 2 Day 2 = 48
    Wk 2 Day 3 = 57
    Wk 3 Day 1 = 77
    Wk 3 Day 2 = 81
    Wk 3 Day 3 = 90
    Wk 4 Day 1 = 96 (Crunches)
    Wk 4 Day 2 = 108
    Wk 4 Day 3 = 121
    Wk 5 Day 1 = 137
    Wk 5 Day 2 = 163
    Wk 5 Day 3 = 211

    Push Ups

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 14 (Modified)
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 28
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 32
    Wk 2 Day 1 = 35
    Wk 2 Day 2 = 37
    Wk 2 Day 3 = 41
    Wk 3 Day 1 = 56
    Wk 3 Day 2 = 60 (Wall)
    Wk 3 Day 3 = 67
    Wk 4 Day 1 = 72
    Wk 4 Day 2 = 79
    Wk 4 Day 3 = 90
    Wk 5 Day 1 = 101
    Wk 5 Day 2 = 110
    Wk 5 Day 3 = 135

    Squats

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 38
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 50
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 64
    Wk 2 Day 1 = 51
    Wk 2 Day 2 = 65
    Wk 2 Day 3 = 79
    Wk 3 Day 1 = 112
    Wk 3 Day 2 = 127
    Wk 3 Day 3 = 137
    Wk 4 Day 1 = 143
    Wk 4 Day 2 = 160
    Wk 4 Day 3 = 181
    Wk 5 Day 1 = 199
    Wk 5 Day 2 = 222
    Wk 5 Day 3 = 233

    Triceps Dips (Following Column 2)

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 50
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 58
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 61
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    PUSH YOURSELF TAJONES!!!! emoticon

    552 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/9/2018 3:18:43 PM
  • JMARIES51
    emoticon Love to see how you are really getting your zoning power going again. Love you!!
    552 days ago
  • FITDIGGITY
    Rahhhh! Way to go TAJONES! How'd those tricep dips go?
    552 days ago
  • TAJONES57
    Rahhhhhhh!!!! Here's my numbers for last night, which was Day 2 of Week 5 emoticon

    -Sit Ups 140
    -Push Ups 115
    -Squats 160

    I felt like I had a good workout, and I feel it was because of those extra sets.

    Progress Report:

    Sit Ups

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 12
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 20
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 30
    Wk 2 Day 1 = 35
    Wk 2 Day 2 = 40
    Wk 2 Day 3 = 45
    Wk 3 Day 1 = 50
    Wk 3 Day 2 = 70
    Wk 3 Day 3 = 75
    Wk 4 Day 1 = 85
    Wk 4 Day 2 = 100
    Wk 4 Day 3 = 105
    Wk 5 Day 1 = 110
    Wk 5 Day 2 = 140

    Push Ups (Modified/Knees)

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 12
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 30
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 40
    Wk 2 Day 1 = 50
    Wk 2 Day 2 = 55
    Wk 2 Day 3 = 60
    Wk 3 Day 1 = 65
    Wk 3 Day 2 = 75
    Wk 3 Day 3 = 80
    Wk 4 Day 1 = 95
    Wk 4 Day 2 = 100
    Wk 4 Day 3 = 105
    Wk 5 Day 1= 110
    Wk 5 Day 2 = 115

    Squats

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 40
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 40
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 60
    Wk 2 Day 1 = 60
    Wk 2 Day 2 = 80
    Wk 2 Day 3 = 80
    Wk 3 Day 1 = 80
    Wk 3 Day 2 = 80
    Wk 3 Day 3 = 100
    Wk 4 Day 1 = 100
    Wk 4 Day 2 = 100
    Wk 4 Day 3 = 140
    Wk 5 Day 1 = 160
    Wk 5 Day 2 = 160

    I did not have time to do the Tricep Dips, but I will try do them on Monday. I was looking at the technique shown on Sparkpeople. I think I may practice doing a few tomorrow.

    I hope you enjoy your 2 days of rest!!!
    554 days ago
  • FITDIGGITY
    Nice!! Enjoy your two days of rest!!! :)
    554 days ago
  • TAJONES57
    Day 2 of Week 5 is done!!!!!!! emoticon

    This afternoon or evening I will post my progress. I did like those extra sets. The smaller number of reps per set seem to give my muscles the rest and energy they needed to advance. I guess a person will never know what they can achieve unless they try. It is a great feeling to see our PROGRESS!!! All we got to do is emoticon





    555 days ago
  • FITDIGGITY
    Okay! Week 5 Day 2 Done!

    As I said below, I kinda tripped out on the extra sets... forgot it did that... lol! But that was totally unnecessary!

    Each set was a lower number, so much that my brain kept thinking I should be in the next column.

    But... I was able to really focus on quality and really pushed myself to put my all into each rep... and ended up having a great workout with a nice boost in total numbers punched out!

    Rahhhhhhh!!!!

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    Also... DIP SHRUGS! I'm going to push forward with them. I think I figured out my problem. It was the dip shrugs that triggered the slightly tweaked knee... but not the dip shrugs itself, but how I was getting out of them. My bad!!! I was kinda doing a twist and turn up and out of the last one. Caught that on the first set and modified how I stood back up and didn't feel a slight tweak... I just came to the top of my last shrug, slid myself back so that I was sitting back on top of the side of the tub and then I could just stand up. Simple, logically... duh why didn't I do that to start with... lol.

    Sooo... my knee isn't 100% happy with me now though... I'm aware, but keeping extra attention on it and no real red flags came up for the rest of my work out... sooooooo...

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    Today's numbers!!!

    Sit Ups - 163
    Push Ups - 110
    Squats - 222
    Dips - 58
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    Prior Weeks Progress

    Sit Ups

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 23 (Full Sit Up)
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 34
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 42
    Wk 2 Day 1 = 45
    Wk 2 Day 2 = 48
    Wk 2 Day 3 = 57
    Wk 3 Day 1 = 77
    Wk 3 Day 2 = 81
    Wk 3 Day 3 = 90
    Wk 4 Day 1 = 96 (Crunches)
    Wk 4 Day 2 = 108
    Wk 4 Day 3 = 121
    Wk 5 Day 1 = 137
    Wk 5 Day 2 = 163
    Wk 5 Day 3 = ?

    Push Ups

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 14 (Modified)
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 28
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 32
    Wk 2 Day 1 = 35
    Wk 2 Day 2 = 37
    Wk 2 Day 3 = 41
    Wk 3 Day 1 = 56
    Wk 3 Day 2 = 60 (Wall)
    Wk 3 Day 3 = 67
    Wk 4 Day 1 = 72
    Wk 4 Day 2 = 79
    Wk 4 Day 3 = 90
    Wk 5 Day 1 = 101
    Wk 5 Day 2 = 110
    Wk 5 Day 3 = ?

    Squats

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 38
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 50
    Wk 1 Day 3 = 64
    Wk 2 Day 1 = 51
    Wk 2 Day 2 = 65
    Wk 2 Day 3 = 79
    Wk 3 Day 1 = 112
    Wk 3 Day 2 = 127
    Wk 3 Day 3 = 137
    Wk 4 Day 1 = 143
    Wk 4 Day 2 = 160
    Wk 4 Day 3 = 181
    Wk 5 Day 1 = 199
    Wk 5 Day 2 = 222
    Wk 5 Day 3 = ?

    Triceps Dips (Following Column 2)

    Wk 1 Day 1 = 50
    Wk 1 Day 2 = 58
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    Go get'em TAJONES!!!

    FitDiggity... emoticon
    555 days ago
  • FITDIGGITY
    You've got this TAJONES! Don't let the extra sets trip you out. They did me at first... but the rep numbers are lower but still add up! I just kicked butt!!! WOOHOO! And you will too!!!

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    555 days ago
  • TAJONES57
    emoticon It is Day 2! emoticon It is going to be another late day for me!

    But I will emoticon Looking forward to see what we will accomplish today!

    We are going to kick butt today! emoticon
    556 days ago
  • NEED2MOVE2
    AWESOME!!!!
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    556 days ago
  • FITDIGGITY
    There you are! I was starting to get worried... lol! Way to kick butt! And yes... join me on dips. I’m going to do what I can with no real pressure :) any amount helps!
    557 days ago
  • TAJONES57
    emoticon emoticon Just finished doing Day 1 of Week 5!

    I felt pretty good today. I think that yoga did help. I only advanced slightly. I had a long day today, and with it being late, I did not want to overdo it.

    I am interested in maybe adding the Tricep Dips! I am weak in the triceps and I do want to build muscle in that area.

    I loved reading your blog! After reading it, my body was saying YES!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!
    And I did it!

    Day 1(Week 5)
    - Sit Ups 110
    - Push Ups 110
    - Squats 160

    We are making great progress! emoticon






    557 days ago
  • VICKICHICKI123
    Awesome progress. I am trying a 30 day challenge seems impossible numbers. Based on yours I know it can be physically done. Thanks for sharing.
    557 days ago
  • JMARIES51
    OMG, you are a maniac (in a good way) emoticon emoticon emoticon
    557 days ago
  • _RAMONA
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    557 days ago
  • LULUDOG3
    Oh my gosh your doing great and
    557 days ago
  • BIGRENTMAN
    Well done
    557 days ago
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