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  1. So I know I'm a bit late for this update, but as they say, "Better late than pregnant." Week 2! Bring lunch to work 3x: Three times. Well, twice we had food brought in, but I only went out twice, which is the goal. Go to the gym 2x: I crushed it. I missed Thursday and Friday morning, but I actually went after work on Friday, which amazed even me. Although I still need to make up for my missed workout in week 1. Kung fu: Also a success. I don't actually remember if I went two or three times, but it was at least twice. Find an apartment: I didn't really do anything for this
  2. So I've been pretty busy (which is good), so I haven't been on here much. Week 1 Totals Bring lunch to work 3x: Total success. I actually brought lunch to work 4 times. Go to the gym 2x: This one was a bit of a fail. I went on Monday, and was going to go on either Friday or Saturday, but I started to come down with something and figured the sleep was more important. Considering I'm starting to feel better, I'm going to call that the right decision. And since I went to kung fu 3x (instead of just 2) and played racquetball twice, I'm going to give myself the chance to make
  3. This is, without a doubt, the hardest thing to actually do. So if you're still trying to come up with reasons not to do it, don't beat yourself up. Especially since you seem to be doing a good job of actually going to the gym and not eating out. Those may seem like small victories, but each time you do it makes it every so slightly easier the next time. Good job so far!
  4. This is a good question. I had found a good teacher where I used to live and I was a thousand times more likely to go to that class than do it at home, even though it cost more than it should for each class and I actually enjoy it a decent amount. In short, it'll be a long time before I make yoga a goal again. But I wish you the best of luck/will-power!
  5. For warmup sets, I always start with the bar (or something that I know is really light and easy), and then just spend another 2 or 3 sets working up to my actual weight and average out the difference. It keeps me from starting off too high. Good job setting the workout goals while you're on the road. It's always a huge pain to try and workout when you're out of your normal rhythm.
  6. Have you been doing this a lot? Because I know when I was trying to cut down on fast food I kept trying to go from 4+ days a week to 1 or 2 right off the bat and it never worked out. Although considering my eventual solution was literally leaving the country, maybe my advice isn't always the most practical. Good luck with everything!
  7. First off, thanks for all the encouragement! TheDoc: I think there's a panini grill at work, actually. I just try it out. Thanks for the idea! RES: I hate moving too, but fortunately most of my stuff is still in boxes, so that should make it much easier. Son of Zurg: That's a great idea. Unfortunately, the closest gym to my house at the moment is about 3.5 miles. And even once I move it'll probably be several miles. But definitely biking distance. [Vin]: Glad I could help! I'm trying to remember why I've failed in the past and not make the same mistakes again. Cheetah:
  8. Hey everybody! I'm OrangeJorwell, and I'm a newb (kind of). I did a few challenges here several years ago, but then dropped off the map. I actually have improved since then, but not as much as I would like, so I'm going to try this again. I'm setting nice small goals so it should be fairly easy (it says right here in fine print...). Anyway, on to my challenge! My Main Quest Become like Jackie Chan! This involves learning martial arts, getting stronger, and learning gymnastics/parkour.  My Support Quests 1) Diet go
  9. So last week I accomplished nothing for the challenge. I had a rough weekend (long story) and didn't get back to town until Tuesday, at which point I basically crashed and did nothing productive. And then I went out of town again this weekend, so nothing got done. But that's no reason to quit, so I'm back at it this week. I'm going for a run after work today and then making my go-to meal for dinner tonight (chicken, broccoli, and asparagus stir fry). I never used any aloe, since I didn't want to buy a bunch only to use it once. I'm still peeling, but it stopped hurting a while ago. Russian
  10. Seems like a good challenge. You are trying to drop a lot of weight in six weeks, so don't be too upset if you fall short. 2 lbs a week is double what people usually expect. Although I've heard of much more severe drops from people that drink a lot of pop when they cut it out of their diet, so I'll keep my fingers crossed. When I was trying to be religious about tracking food I would enter it before I even ate it. I don't know if it helped or not, but it's an idea. It also might hold your portions slightly more accountable if you have to go in and change it if you over eat. The only advice
  11. The sky lodge sounds awesome. I'm adding that to my list of things to do in Peru. It will join "Hike to Machu Picchu" and "Become a Peruvian Eel Hunter." The latter is an inside joke between some friends and I, but it sounds pretty bad ass even if you don't know the back story. If you find running boring, I have a way to increase the excitement.
  12. So far so good with the challenge! I haven't run yet, as the burn is still rather uncomfortable, and I may be going out of town over the weekend, so I may skip week 1 for that goal. Again, I'm just playing it by ear. And if I'm going to spend a lot of time outside over the weekend, I should probably spend less time outside during the week. Or wear sunscreen, but I haven't done that since my mom forcibly made me when I was a small child, so forget that. I made Cracklin' Chicken from Nom Nom Paleo on Tuesday. It was alright, but there was way too much salt in the recipe. It seemed like a lot w
  13. Well I'm in for the encouragement of watching somebody else be a bad ass/good example. I like the goals, and can relate to needing to practice double unders. My PR is 1. Haha. Based on the feedback so far, it sounds like you should make a Survival Parkourâ„¢ class. I know I'd be down. I like deadlines. I love the whoosh-ing noise they make as they fly by.
  14. In for the languages! I kind of know Spanish, am learning Russian, and will eventually get back to all the other languages that I want to learn.
  15. Failed before, yada yada yada. That doesn't matter, because it's in the past. And you can either run from it or learn from it. So onwards to this challenge, where I'm just going to use whatever images/gifs I think are appropriate. None of my goals really tie together, either. So this is my random challenge! MAIN GOAL: Don't be the fat kid -Everyone else in my main friend group is in rather good shape, except for me. I'm tired of being the fat one, so I'm going to try and lose enough that I can no longer call myself fat. GOAL ONE: Run -Run 3x per week -Ultimate Goal: Run 5 miles stra
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