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Crazyhawaiian21

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  1. Round 3 ready.... fight!

    Last challenge was an excellent active recovery period.  This challenge I'm going to step it up in the workouts and focus and building strength, agility, and endurance.  The active recovery will be a repeat from last challenge with emphasis on increasing the level of flexibility moves and solidify the habit. I am at a crossroads in my current career and will be attempting to leave my current job and go back to school to become a physical therapist.  I'll slowly be introducing goals that focus on GRE, knocking out prereqs and applying to programs over the next couple of challenges and would love any recommendations your might have for jumping back into school or studying for the GRE.

     

    Last challenge I used a whole slew of quotes but this time I found just one that seemed to cover it all 'nuff said.

    Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. -Lou Holtz

     

    Goal 1:

    Strengthen the body  4.5 times a week: (+2 Str, +2 Sta, +1 Dex)

    Rock Gym (Air) / NTC workout or TRX workout (Land) / Swimming (Sea)

    A) 27 workouts / B ) 25 workouts / C) 23 workouts / D) 21 workouts

     

    Goal Two:

    Increase pull-ups to 20 dead-hang, currently baseline is 12 w/o training: (+2 Str)

    A) 20  / B ) 19  / C) 18  / D) 17 

     

    Goal Three:

    Increase flexibility and range of motion 4 times a week increasing level of yoga poses and complexity/time using clubs: (+2 Dex, +2 Con)

    Yoga / Indian clubs / stretching (20 min.) / foam roller

    A) 24  / B ) 23  / C) 22  / D) 21

     

    Goal Four:

    Work on spanish and study for GRE  (+2 Wis, +2 Cha)

    Spanish / GRE

    A) 24 mind meld / B ) 23 brain food / C) 22 mind pleaser / D) 21 noggin' teaser

     

    Def. dropped off the face middle-earth for the assassin challenges and shall endeavor to assist the guild to the best of my ability.

    PS I'll spice up the challenge later, just had to get it started and not procrastinate.

  2. Great work! Are Indian clubs something that was new to you, or have you had them for a while? I'm interested in getting a pair, but would love to hear more about them!

    Got them recently, I've always worried about shoulder stability and love raquetball to much to stop.  My shoulders used to pop, like my knuckles and most of my other joints but this has drastically reduced over the last two weeks or so of the challenge.  Also my recovery period and soreness from r-ball has drastically reduced alleviating some worry about an over-use injury. No life-altering shifts but enough of an improvement that I am going to stick with them, plus who doesn't want an excuse to swing clubs around? :)

     

    Nice job this challenge - you did some great work on your goals! Are you feeling stronger and more bendy?

    Thanks, I am! Not as prone to feeling like a creaky door hinge when waking up and hip flexibility has much improved with regular yoga so far so good!

     

    That's GREAT Crazyhawaiian! 3 A's and a F still leaves you with a "challenge completed" In my book!

    Thanks man! That last goal was a bit of a stretch but my better half picks up the majority of the meal preparation so I shall endeavor to improve my motivation instead of just my good intentions.

  3. Base camp of Mt. Midoriyama

     

    Goal 1: (+2.75 Str, +1.75 Sta)

    "By air, land and sea -the strength to persist, the courage to endure and the power to defend"~Churchill

    Strengthen the body  4.5 times a week: So close! AAAARRRGGGHHHHhhhhh!

    Rock Gym (Air) Advanced BW workout or TRX workout (Land) / Swimming (Sea)

    A) 27 workouts / A-/B+) 26 workouts B ) 25 workouts / C) 23 workouts / D) 21 workouts

     

    Goal Two: (+4 Dex)

    "Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or the willow survives by bending with the wind." ~Bruce Lee

    Wind in the willow 4 times a week: Rocked it! Clubs were fun and yoga has been helping flexibility quite a bit.

    Yoga / Indian clubs / stretching (20 min.) / foam roller

    A+) 32 blade of grass A) 24 willow / B ) 23 bamboo / C) 22 pine / D) 21 balsa

     

    Goal Three: (+2 Wis, +2 Cha)

    "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens" ~ Jimi Hendrix

    Got off to an excellent start with spanish for the last challenge but wanted to expand options and continue to exercise my brain with all my other bits.

    Free your mind 4 times a week for 30 min.: Spanish was an easy habit and lumosity a nice break, still working on musical motivation

    Spanish / Lumosity / Practice the Uke

    A) 24 mind meld / B ) 23 brain food / C) 22 mind pleaser / D) 21 noggin' teaser 

     

    Goal Four: (+0 Con)

    “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.†― Julia Child

    I am lucky enough to have an excellent cook in the household and my effort at assisting or improving my own skills has been lackluster to say the least.  Cook or prepare at least 2 meals a week: All things considered this was a pretty ambitious goal, bombed it but you gotta start somewhere.

    A) 12 meals / B ) 11 meals / C) 10 meals / D) 9 meals / F) 9>X

     

    Overall pretty happy with the challenge but ready to crank up the workout intensity for the next challenge an continue to break out of my comfort zone and into awesomeness.  (I only slightly apologize for the eye searing rave green, big Sounders fan)

  4. Goal 1: (+2.75 Str, +1.75 Sta)

    "By air, land and sea -the strength to persist, the courage to endure and the power to defend"~Churchill

    Strengthen the body  4.5 times a week: So close! AAAARRRGGGHHHHhhhhh!

    Rock Gym (Air) Advanced BW workout or TRX workout (Land) / Swimming (Sea)

    A) 27 workouts / A-/B+) 26 workouts B ) 25 workouts / C) 23 workouts / D) 21 workouts

     

    Goal Two: (+4 Dex)

    "Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or the willow survives by bending with the wind." ~Bruce Lee

    Wind in the willow 4 times a week: Rocked it! Clubs were fun and yoga has been helping flexibility quite a bit.

    Yoga / Indian clubs / stretching (20 min.) / foam roller

    A+) 32 blade of grass A) 24 willow / B ) 23 bamboo / C) 22 pine / D) 21 balsa

     

    Goal Three: (+2 Wis, +2 Cha)

    "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens" ~ Jimi Hendrix

    Got off to an excellent start with spanish for the last challenge but wanted to expand options and continue to exercise my brain with all my other bits.

    Free your mind 4 times a week for 30 min.: Spanish was an easy habit and lumosity a nice break, still working on musical motivation

    Spanish / Lumosity / Practice the Uke

    A) 24 mind meld / B ) 23 brain food / C) 22 mind pleaser / D) 21 noggin' teaser 

     

    Goal Four: (+0 Con)

    “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.†― Julia Child

    I am lucky enough to have an excellent cook in the household and my effort at assisting or improving my own skills has been lackluster to say the least.  Cook or prepare at least 2 meals a week: All things considered this was a pretty ambitious goal, bombed it but you gotta start somewhere.

    A) 12 meals / B ) 11 meals / C) 10 meals / D) 9 meals / F) 9>X

  5. 26 March 2013:

     

    16up Goal 1: I may have gone a little overboard with the r-ball today. Two hours and a grumpy cat at home are not a good thing. Also didn't eat until after the games which was 6 hrs after waking up...not good for my metabolism.

     

    23up Goal 2: Feeling old, stretched, and stretched and stretched.  Played left-handed for awhile too so both shoulders would get a decent workout.

     

    17up Goal 3: Staying consistent with Spanish, need to dedicate more blocks of time instead of 5/10 min. at a time.

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