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Erza Scarlet

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  1. Challenge Results: I'm not good at judging myself, I think I either mark myself too high or low. Oh well, here goes: Strength: B+ Skipped some days, but I did improve a bit, even if only by correcting my form. Kinda pissed off I haven't really been improving my chin ups and dips, but I'm naturally impatient. Diet: A- Generally went well, apart from the one or two days I forgot it was the start of a new week, so forgot I couldn't eat a certain food. I also ate chocolate once because I got freaked out by how jittery I was. Will try honey or something if that happens again. Education: B+ Did pretty OK, even managed to do more than 1 module per day now and again. I didn't always manage to get all four modules done in a week though. I definitely got a lot more work done if I hadn't included this in my challenge, however. House: A- Was pretty lazy and didn't want to clean, but I eventually managed to clean (most of the time, I kept putting it off and then the week was over before I knew it). Lessons learnt? Remember that NF starts each new challenge week on a Sunday, not Monday. Can happily say I think I've recovered from my depressive episode last challenge. Hopefully I can keep it up. Overall grade: A-
  2. Will update final overall grade later on during the day, need to read back over my challenge first.
  3. Day 28: 15/4/17 Strength: Rest Diet: Done Education: 0/4 House: Yep, was still out of town so couldn't do it. I always have this problem whenever I leave my flat for a few days, I completely lose my habits or any progress I've made so far on NF. Thankfully it was only for the Easter weekend, though, would've been worse if it was any longer. And I did keep my diet for today too, so I kept one good habit I guess.
  4. Day 27: 14/4/17 Strength: Bulgarian Split Squat: 4x5. Getting a lot easier, more just tired than anything. A little wobbly though. One Arm Dummbell Row: 20kg, 4x8, but difficult. Will need to stay at this weight. Barbell Bench Press: 18kg 4x5, also difficult. Will need to stay at this as well. Hanging Scapular Retraction: 2x12. I could do it, but my hands kept slipping off the bar. I don't know whether that's because my (gloved) hands were sweaty, my grip is weak or I weigh too much lol. Maybe all of them. Diet: Done Education: I read over previous drafts of an assignment, does that count? 1/4? House: Errrr so me being me I forgot the challenge ends tomorrow instead of Sunday, so I left the house for the weekend without cleaning it.
  5. Day 26: 13/4/17 Strength: Rest Diet: Done Education: 1/4 House: Erm... later? :/ Ugh, I hate cleaning. (If that wasn't self-explanatory ).
  6. Day 25: 12/4/17 Strength: One Arm Dumbbell Snatch: 14kg 3x3. Barbell Deadlift: 62.5kg deadlift 4x5. Assisted Dip: 4x5, 59kg again (I think, I forgot to record this one for some reason). Assisted Chin-up: 45kg, 4x3. I can't seem to improve this, I've even lowered the reps from 5 to 3. Gahh ughhh. And I think I'm cheating too, I'm bringing my legs up rather than my arms towards the end of each set. Maybe I just need to lose some weight first before I can better at chin-ups? Because I used to find them a lot easier when I did weigh less... Wall Slide: 2x10. Tried to flatten my back more against the wall and could barely raise my arms an inch. Yay. I heard you can progress to wall slides by trying them on the floor first. I might try that next time and see if it helps/is any easier. Diet: Done Education: 1/4 House: Will do later?
  7. That's true, thanks. I had some bananas but those didn't work. Maybe I'll try honey if it happens again? I know that has natural sugars in it... thanks for the suggestion. Thanks, that makes sense. I guess I was just following the program so I felt bad switching from what it said to do haha. Oh really? OK, might be time to stop jerking my arm then... Yeah I think it's because my right arm is my dominant one, I guess I just need to keep practising with my left arm at a lower weight. And thanks, I just need to make sure I don't procrastinate so that my 'day' off doesn't become a 'week' off. Hahaha yeah carpets are a pain, though they do feel nice on the feet, but is it worth the cleaning? lol. Yayyy Happy ftw! XD Go clean carpets! Thanks, I am. I didn't vomit, but my stomach felt really sore. Guess I've learnt my lesson hahaha (but it's actually a good sign, because normally I could eat double if not triple the amount I ate and not feel sick, so I guess it's kind of progress heehee).
  8. Well done on completing the challenge!
  9. Nice work getting the extra exercise in and congratulations on finishing the challenge.
  10. True, but you gotta admit this was fun though: XD
  11. Day 24: 11/4/17 Strength: Rest Diet: Ended up having my leftover chocolate (I know, I should've thrown it out yesterday after I left the rest). It made me feel even more sick though so I definitely won't be having any more. Was tempted to get pizza because I'd already eaten chocolate, but stopped myself and had a proper dinner instead. So good on that front. Education: Felt sick from yesterday and chocolate I ate today, so I didn't get anything done. :/ House: Already getting a little dirty (I know, my carpet is weird), but acceptable for now.
  12. Day 23: 10/4/17 Strength: Rest Diet: Errrrr, so guys I got kinda freaked out today. For some reason I started craving really badly, to the point I was literally jittery. I'm serious. My hands and head were twitching and I couldn't concentrate on any of my assignments. If anyone saw me they probably would've thought I was on crack - or psychotic, maybe both lol. I ended up having some chocolate because I was too freaked out by myself and basically wanted to cry with how much I was craving chocolate (haha embarrassing ). The shaking did stop, but I felt very sick after eating the chocolate. In fact, I kinda felt better as soon as I took one bite, but my brain rather than my appetite just wanted to eat the rest. Is it normal to get that jittery?? Really freaked out... Education: Like I mentioned above, I couldn't concentrate so I got nothing done. House: Well... it doesn't need hoovering yet, so that's good.
  13. Day 22: 9/4/17 Strength: Decided not to rush things and just slowly work on improving. Barbell clean: 4x2 35kg. Did 2 reps instead of 3... hmm... maybe I shouldn't have increased the weight... Barbell back squat: 4x5 50kg. Tried better form. Barbell push press: 4x5 22.46kg. Thought I would be able to lift more, but I guess not. My grip strength isn't great and I think that's important for push presses. Assisted chin-ups again: 4x3 (instead of 5 reps because too hard). 45kg though, so that's good. Seated External Rotation: 2x12 8kg. This is strange... I can do this if I jerk my biceps, but otherwise I have to stay on 6kg. I find this easier with my right arm too. Diet: Done Education: 2/4 House: Finally hoovered! Harriet's beast suggestion helped me to finally get it done.
  14. Hahahaha, this made me laugh so much. You'll be happy to know I did get it done! In fact, it's sparkling so much it looks like diamonds. Your beast mode idea worked and I got it done, thanks for the help!
  15. See I have four set assignments due in May (one for each module). Therefore every time I update here that I've down an assignment, what I mean is that I've made progress on the ones I need to do. So I won't be handed out any more. I just need to do all four assignments before their separate deadlines in May. What I tried to do recently was just aim to do a bit of each per day, but I might give your idea of one module per day a try. I'll fiddle around and see what works.
  16. Heya, super late but following. Hope you had a great birthday! You seem to be doing great on this challenge, well done.
  17. I love these photos you upload
  18. Day 21: 8/4/17 - 3 weeks done! Strength: Rest Diet: Done, but that tub of gummy sweets is still there. Barely any of them are gone. Arghhh I don't know how my flatmates can be so slow at eating sweets, if this was me or back in my parent's house we'd have them gone in a day. ... Yeah probably a good thing I'm not eating them. Education: 3/4 modules today! And they were different from the other assignment I've been doing so I technically managed to do 4/4 this week. I'm kinda half wondering if I should start aiming for 4/4 per day rather than in a week, though, because my deadlines are approaching really fast... House: I kinda forget today was the last day of the week (in the challenge's timetable), can I clean tomorrow and pretend I did it today? *Shh*
  19. Day 20: 7/4/17 Strength: Forgot to update this quest, will do it now: Bulgarian Split Squat - 4x5 A lot easier, was just out of breath more than anything. One Arm Dumbbell Row - 4x8 18kg Barbell Bench Press - 4x5 36kg Tough, but doable. Hanging Scapular Retraction - 2x12 Wrists didn't feel like they were dislocating today, so that's good. But I didn't do great with this, I had to stop halfway through the second set to rest. I think I have really bad grip strength, it's something I'll need to work on. Diet: Done Education: 1/4 House: Nope
  20. Day 19: 6/4/17 Strength: Rest Diet: Done Education: 1/4 House: Nope
  21. Day 18: 5/4/17 Strength: Rest Diet: Done Education: 1/4 House: Not yet.
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