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  • Birthday 04/09/1986

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  1. Life is really just beginning again and again, and beginning all over again. Three years ago I tried to do a challenge and then had to go through a terrible bout of depression, but I came through it alright. Now I need to focus on healthier living and losing weight, so I can enjoy going to the beach in the summer! My hobbit self has hibernated enough and now that Easter and the Spring have arrived, it's time to get back into shape and feel good! Big Goals: Go to bed earlier --> 10pm Wake up erlier --> 5am Work out early in the morning, Mon-Fri and later on Saturday Small Goals: Take time each day to pray and study Use weekends to work on papers Reach Goal: Find a set time for video games Let's do this, fellow Adventurers!
  2. I'm back in a dorm myself, but the kitchen's a bit better than what I had in undergrad. I used to cook for myself too, but, well, I've just given up on that since I no longer own a kitchen. Breakfast: Glass of water, cup of black coffee. Lunch: Usually a small side of meat/poultry, a small veg, and about half the plate is covered in field greens topped with mandarins/strawberries/grapes/raisins with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Depending if I can get healthy meat/poultry, I throw in a hard-boiled egg on top of the salad. In Italy, they usually have a salad with just olive oil and salt, and I like that simplicity. Dinner: Similar to lunch. Caveats: I'm not 100% paleo. On Sundays, for example, we have a big dinner together. Also, I have a beer or two a couple times a week and maybe a dessert with lunch or dinner. I know that I'm exercising and that this isn't the best practice, but it is what it is. Oh yeah, I've been doing this for about a month with greast results coupled with the Rebel Fitness Guide. Down 10 pounds so far!
  3. In media res.... Having surmounted numerous challenges in the two years of chapter 1*, I am now ready, refreshed, older, and wiser for new chapter in my life. With more stability and a more confident perspective, I can finally begin a six week challenge. Main Quest: Get down to 175lbs by Easter. (Ultimate goal is to be below 150lbs!) Exercise Goal: Follow the Level 1 Rookie Guide as much as possible. (Already in my second week and only missed 1 workout A and 1 cardio day.) +1 STR, +1 DEX, +1 STA, +1 CON Diet Goal: IF by skipping breakfast every day, eating Paleo as much as possible 5-6 days a week. ALWAYS smaller portions. (Seems to be my weakest point so far!) +1 STR, +1 DEX, +1 STA, +1 CON, +1 WIS, +2 CHA Study: Do ALL readings before class and start assignments well in advance. (2 weeks in and I only missed the readings for 2 classes.) +1 WIS Prayer: ALL Liturgy of the Hours, every day, especially the most elusive Compline. Plus: 60 minutes of silence every evening and 1 rosary on knees. (Failed in this on most days... Need to work harder.) +2 WIS, +1 CHA Thanks for reading! *Previous books and chapters exist only in the author's memory of an epic, autobiographical bildungsroman.
  4. This is a good question, especially for beginners. Ideally, I'd wake up at 5-5:30am and exercise, but lately I just can't get up in the morning... Maybe that will change. In the meantime, I can't wait to get away from the lunch table and to the gym to do my exercises. I've got all my afternoons open this semester, so I'm getting the workout in immediately after lunch. It also helps me eat a lighter lunch, since I know that I'll need to exercise. The best time is the one that you can do consistently. I will say, though, that the mornings are really tough... I wish that I could exercise in the morning to be a little happier and alert during my classes, but I'd rather just exercise. "The perfect is often the enemy of the good."
  5. Yonkers, NY Anyone up for a Saturday hike this Fall?
  6. "Life is a continuous beginning again." Hang in there. I'm inspired by your goals and some of them (beginner workout, Rosary/silence/LotH, 9pm bedtime) will be the same for me when the next six-week challenge starts!
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