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Devyn

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  1. Good smaller goals. An ultimate goal would help, though. I'm so glad you're back to UF!
  2. Day 1 First day stuck on this island. Although I was sunburned and tired, I couldn't wait to explore the island. I woke up at dawn and read some of my books. Then I took down the temporary shelter I made and went exploring. WOW! This island is awesome. But also dangerous. Very dangerous. As I was discovering new things in the jungle, I accidentally walked in on a huge beehive. It was bigger than me. I may be a kender, but I'm not stupid. I ran as fast as my tiny feet could take me. I hummed and sang while I discovered the rest of the island. I ate well. There are a lot of plants and animals on this island. Before I went journeying, I used to hate the taste of animals. Even after I started out on wanderlust, I didn't really hunt. I bought all my meat in the towns I passed. Now, on this island, I have very little stored food. I have to hunt and dress my food. It was hard for me, but I did it. I managed to get a wild boar and some kind of bird. It was delicious but I'm sure I'll get used to the not so nice parts. Day 1 Overview So far so good! No troubles as of yet. Enjoying the sweet life. Diet Breakfast - Bacon, eggs and green beans Lunch - Chicken, broccoli, guacamole Dinner - Swedish meatballs, cherry sauce and curried kale Snack - Primal energy bar (homemade, low sugar) Distance Walking - 2mi Exercise Nerd Fitness Academy body weight 1A Obligatory GIF
  3. The intro alone to your first post has inspired me. Let alone the whole challenge. You are going to kick so much ass. I'll have to watch my back.
  4. Woah! Hey! How's my fellow kender buddy doin'? I missed you. Loving your goals. Not only will the last one help with finances, but it will help with the health thing too. Loving the balance thing. To me, those are always the most fun. Good luck! I'm cheering for ya!
  5. You set a goal for 5 minutes tonight? You gotta work up to that!
  6. KENDER LAUGH IN THE FACE OF FEAR! HAHAHAHAHAHA! These are great goals. Funny how everyone's body is so different. I'd love to by tiny and waifish and street urchin-ish. True kender But for reals, I think it's fantastic that you want to get strong and that you've leveled up to a point where you are changing your viewpoint on your body completely. I bow to your awesomeness and I will cheer for you all the way.
  7. So far I get it. It can't be any worse than Lost, right? Plus, ALL THE PARKOUR!
  8. OMG! I am watching Arrow right now. 5 minutes in, I now realize why you guys were referencing this show. Well, I might have to incorporate this show into my challenge!
  9. Ah! Okay. Ike keeps telling me to watch this show. I think he does. Something about parkour. I'll have to look into it.
  10. Thanks! But I'm a kender, so I don't need no stinkin' human courage. I will try my best to keep up with the journals. I might lose my geek card, but what is that from? And thanks! SPOILER ALERT: I will. YOU'RE IN ASSASSINS NOW???!?!?!?!?!?!
  11. My new challenge is up and the link is below! Thanks, everyone. And yes, Bouldersnap. There might be a slight issue with it being pre-Cataclysm but I'm sure there's not that much of a difference.
  12. Before I go into your challenge can I just say one thing? HOLY MOTHER OF GOD I JUST NOW FINISHED THE QUEEN'S THIEF SERIES AND I'M IN LOVE WITH THE BOOKS AND I'M IN LOVE WITH EUGENIDES AND I'M NEAR TEARS NOW BECAUSE I FOUND ANOTHER PERSON THAT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO TALK TO ABOUT THESE BOOKS. AND ALSO WHEN I FINISHED READING THE SERIES I READ THE WHOLE SERIES AGAIN IMMEDIATELY. Ahem. also, I love your challenge and I will be following you and cheering for you.
  13. The sun burned orange through her eyelids. Devyn groaned and rolled over, burying her face in the warm sand. Sand? She pushed herself up, though she was blistered and sore. The bright light shone upon the white sand, blinding her for a moment. All she could see through her tears was an ocean of white contrasting with an ocean of blue. Ocean? She rubbed her eyes and tried to slowly get used to her blinding world. The sun was hot and she felt as if she had been the subject of its fury for a while. A bird screeched through the jungle. Jungle? A sudden and worrisome thought stabbed at her brain, more painful than the light in her eyes. She forced her lids open and saw that she was on a beach. Behind her was jungle. All around her was sand, ocean and trees. There was no sign of civilization anywhere. She walked around for a bit, difficult because the sand was so deep and she was so small. She trudged toward the trees and shouted. “Hullo?†A loud bird answered. She walked around some more, calling out her name, introducing herself to anyone who might be around. But it was only the animals and the sound of the waves that greeted her in return. An island. She was deserted on an island. That Blerch. That sunnabitch! That’s right. I’ve got to survive on a deserted island! How do I do this? By adopting a primal lifestyle of course! It’s the only way. Until I find a way off, it’s the only way. How do I do this? 1. Primal diet - I’ve got no choice. They don’t have a supermarket on the island. I have to eat off the land. Hunting, fishing and gathering. There’s no other way. I must follow a strict primal lifestyle. 2. Distance - There of course will be a lot of walking. Not only do I have to hunt, gather and fish, but I’ve got to find a way off this island! I’m also a kender, so staying put is not an option for me. The total circumference of this island is 150 miles. I must reach this distance through running, walking, swimming, rowing (or biking, shhhhh). This means I have to do one of these every single day. 3. Jumping - Because. Surely there’s got to be a lot of jumping involved. I’m not sure why yet, but I’m sure it will come up during my stay here. My jumping, because of all my problems in previous battles, has become a bit rusty. I can jump 12†but I need to level up. I will work on squats, box jumps, broad jumps and other lower body exercises to level up to an 18†jump. 4. Pull ups - Climbing trees, climbing rocks, running from large predators and accidentally running too far and falling off a cliff but saving myself by grabbing onto a lucky random branch hanging out off the side of the cliff. All of those things take upper body strength. And I have to do it to survive on this island. Or else large predator will eat me or I will not be able to hold onto the branch. I need to strengthen my upper body. To do this, I will do pushups, dips, weight lifting and assisted pull ups. My goal is to go from 75lbs to 35lbs on the assisted pull up machine. If I don’t do these things, I will not survive. But wait! There’s more! Luckily, I was stranded with my backpack. These are the only things that will keep my entertained. In it are books, pens and papers. I can read and write (OOC: because I’m a student of literature and creative writing) to keep myself entertained. I will be keeping a journal (either here or in the battle logs section) because that’s what stranded people do. On top of that, I have to build and maintain a shelter. This means daily work is involved. I need to keep my environment optimal for survival. And I must remember to play. Play to keep sane. So what’s the typical day in the life of a kender stranded on an island? From sun up to sun down, I will do my best to live the primal lifestyle. I have been doing it in bits and pieces in the past, but this is where I bring some of the most important elements together. I’ll wake up with the sun (my natural sunlight alarm clock) and hunt for some breakfast. I may or may not find any. Then I’ll probably do some reading or writing. Then I’ll have to take down my shelter. When I finish, I’ll walk around, trying to discover a way off the island. this might involve some adventuring which will lead to using my jumping and pull up skills. During this time, I’ll try to find some food. At the end of the day, I’ll rebuild my shelter, cook some dinner and then read or write until the sun goes down. Then I get a good night’s sleep until I do it again. Sure, that might sound dull, but I think it sounds kinda peaceful. And when a kender is involved, who knows what the next day might bring. tl;dr Got stuck on a desert island, now I have to eat good food and exercise to survive.
  14. OMG did this challenge end? Okay, well, let me do a quick recap. I did pretty well considering the circumstances. Straight up starting school and with a new area of study plus kids starting school plus this challenge...hard to keep up with it administratively, but practically, not so bad. I kinda sucked the last week, but previous weeks, I did really well. Lost some weight and kept going even when things were stressful. The biggest thing I learned from this challenge was specifically what direction I wanted to go. I knew I wanted to lose weight, get stronger and be awesome at ninja-y things, but I wasn't specific enough in my goals. But now, like a proper kender, I have a map and I'm ready to get the next challenge started with a bang. 75% - C
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