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  1. Congrats on completing your challenge - and achieving a free standing HS, let alone making it to 10. I'm around the 45 second supported HS, no-where near ready for "proper" HS! Quick question, how do you disembark from supported HSs? I tend to collapse & feel fortunate I've not damaged anything yet... Good luck with future challenges!
  2. Following your results with the sandbag workouts, I'm definitely going to attempt to create my own. 3 sets of NF9 is serious stuff... are there future plans to go for the 9xNF9?? Congratulations on your life goal too Fantastic results here!!
  3. Forgot to add my after pics - not much change, but I'm feeling fitter, so it's all good! Before: After: [ATTACH=CONFIG]5415[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]5417[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]5416[/ATTACH]
  4. Pull up - Done!! Massive congrats on achieving this! Good luck with future language lessons, but once you're fluent, try not to go 100% Afrikaans on the message boards - Google translate will get worn out! All in all, an excellent result for a first challenge, you should be proud. Congrats!!
  5. Well done Angel, what an inspiring result! You should advertise your services on your signature: "Infections cured, office dilemmas sorted, labour bags packed, out-of-this world parties organised, etc, etc..." Good luck for your next challenge, (not like you really need it ). Glad you're feeling better too. Please keep the party updates coming on your next challenge - I'll be watching from the stands.
  6. I've not dropped off the face of the planet, just off the forums (sorry!) Here's a breakdown of my goals for this challenge: Managed to stick to my calories on most days (didn't track on 3 days) my average daily calories for all tracked days is 3173.5 - I weighed in last night at 151.4 so I'm heading in the right direction. Here's a before & after chart of measurements: [table=width: 200] [/td] [td]6th Aug 17th Sept Neck 34 35.5 Chest 88.5 90 Waist 77.5 83.5 Hips 93.5 95.5 Bicep (relaxed/flexed) 25/28 26.5/29.5 Forearm 24.5 25 Thigh 51.5 53.5 C
  7. Completely misunderstood your bike ride timing... & there I was thinking "Damn, this guy just cranks out a 20 mile bike ride, before breakfast???" Definitely get that breakfast down you, It'll certainly help reduce any energy plateaus. Running, cycling, paddle boarding, and medieval combat... I need to get out more!! Nice work avoiding the cookies
  8. I completed this challenge yesterday, but didn't get online last night... I filled my car with rubbish from out of the garage, took it over to the tip, whereupon, I promptly moved it all out of the car and into the relevant recycling container. With the new-found space in the garage, I then went on to move several boxes of odd & sods, miscellaneous tools, and old paint cans, from the utility room, out into the garage! For the afternoon, the family went out to a park, where there was copious piggy backs, & pull up/climbing fun to be had (trainee ninja warrior style-ee!), much to the bem
  9. I'm in... Hoping to go out with the family to some parks this weekend - I'll be rucksacked up anyway, but depending on the weight, I may swap it for my 5 yr old (44.5 lb) and piggy-back him around for a distance. I'm off to the tip (domestic waste depot) tomorrow morning to move another load of crap out of the garage too.
  10. @ Elefevers - Thanks! I was feeling rather wobbly all day Wednesday, but luckily I've felt fine since yesterday morning (ridiculing aside!) I managed to et out on my bike tonight, and tracked 3.8m (6.1K) in 25m:26s (~9 mph). I wasn't going out to break any records, but I did push for the duration, and because it's been raining all day, I got quite muddy too - proper job! Today I've reached my 3K calorie mark, with the help of ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ lots of delicious slow roast pulled pork Have a good weekend, whatever you folk get up to.
  11. Wow - you're all right; why is the truth sooo lame?! All the guys at work reckon it's spousal abuse & have advised me that when I'm next in trouble, I should try the "Not the face..." line. (bruising has come out more today - although it disturbingly looks like heavy pink eye shadow ) I should have gone for some awesome mishap like you suggested, or that I fell from a Ninja Warrior course, cos I was only using 1 hand; or that I accidentally flexed one of my 'guns' into my face... Instead, the office may have a whip-round and buy me a bath-mat, like some kind of Help the Aged campaign -
  12. Really good going with your progress so far, both with dietary & fitness - nice one! Is it worth taking a small snack along for the pre-breakfast bike rides? (I'm not familiar with PB 21 challenge, but thinking something like some nuts, or a baggie of cooked chicken, etc) I love the style your goals, almost like you've taken them out of the Official Ranger Handbook and made them your own - epic I wish you speedy (but thorough) recovery with your shoulder.
  13. I echo the get well comments, I hope you can shake whatever House-style illness off ASAP, and get back to being a bad-ass! I'm going to borrow your BeastSkills handstand link, and pair it with the handstand push ups for beginner's guide from the same site (recommended by tenaciousglee on my thread) in an attempt to achieve my goal of 2 handstand press ups, so, thanks! I'm yet to step foot inside a gym (& I'm in no real rush to start, for this very reason), although I know I would have done exactly the same and made an exit - no doubt, thinking of some witty put down 20 mins too late... Do
  14. Great job so far - 5x push ups, 80 sec plank, & PR deadlift... Keep up the good work!
  15. Well, today got off to a not-so-great start - I managed to slip getting out of the shower, and face-planted into the floor. So now I look like a bad boxer!! [ATTACH=CONFIG]5185[/ATTACH] My head's still spinning a bit, but my boss has allowed me to work form home today. I'm hoping my headache eases in time for my workout tonight though. Oh well!
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