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Duck Dropping

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  • Birthday 04/24/1989

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    Hendersonville, NC
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  1. Wow. Can't believe that the first challenge is already done. I've been incredibly busy trying to work on some new projects, jobs, and keeping up with school. DragonCon was phenomenal and I not only kept up with everything (including workouts and eating right) but I also got up early every single day to go help out at the booths. So, time for my grades. 1) I will workout at least 5 days a week: 3 strength trainings, 2 days of other (cardio or bodyweight) Score: A. Thats right, I did 7 days a week this entire challenge. There were only 3 days that I missed because I was sic
  2. I was really surprised when I saw the nutrition facts on here. Honestly, compared to a lot of mix and bake muffins these are awesome! I've been trying to find some baking recipes, though I really suck at them, for my Mom since she has a hard time not eating 4-5 of these kinds of sweets. I bet since this is healthier and more wholesome ingredients that she also wouldn't feel like she needs to eat 5. Thanks for the recipe and if you have more dessert ideas please post them!
  3. So an update from the Arcanum this week. Went ahead and am getting set up with the local tech school to do my prerequisites for my nutrition masters and getting financial aid taken care of. Lots of driving, but totally worth it! Divine Strength: I fully embraced my workout routine (though unfortunately I injured my leg slightly during a martial arts workout) and so far am on the fast track to an A! Sleep spell: Waking up on time I've only not done once this week. Granted, it was my little brother's 21st and we were up till 4 in the morning but I can't make any excuses. 1 strikeout so
  4. The best thing about being in classes like that is you get so much instruction from everyone there. Seeing multiple people show you all the small nuances that make your form and katas that much closer to masterful is incredible. I always learn something new whenever I step into the Dojo. One thing to make sure to do though is pay attention to your Sensei or Sempai who is teaching you directly and do not let your eyes or mind wander to others in the room when they are teaching you. Not only is it insulting to them but it will aid you in your ability to concentrate on the situation at hand.
  5. Haven't posted in here in a while, but I have class in about 15 minutes! SO, time for some Dragonbreath Salmon A Northrend classic meant to warm both the throat as well as the freezing phalanges of the locals. Using northern spices it will have your mouth watering as well as your brow sweating. Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 dried red chile pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 salmon filets (I never count the salt and pepper ) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and cover a baking dish with aluminum foil (always grease some way! I use PAM). Throw your cloves, pep
  6. Get in close. If you stay low and get in quick you have their entire abdomen, groin, as well as thighs (inner thigh hits are crippling). This will also give them even less area to make a strike. When you drop your center and correctly block yourself you will be like a unstoppable tank. If you stay at a distance from them you will only play on their advantages (I.E. long legs and arms). When you are in very close it is quite cumbersome for the guy to be able to sneak in, and often opponents do not know how to safely withdraw without leaving vitals open. This is where knee, elbow, and palm
  7. That is really awesome Shotokan! It is pretty incredible that you are achieving that already. I would love to hear more about your experiences the next time you are able to envision that.
  8. I still do all the traditional training exercises everyday. For one, doing these training techniques is one of the few ways that I can actually work up a sweat. I can't do a lot of cardio work because I have a torn and reconstructed ACL, but training by sitting in a shiko-dachi for an hour while practicing my punches on a makiwara is challenging. This also gives me the chance to hone my body without having lose flexibility and fluidity of movement, which is something that I prize very dearly. There aren't many 250 pound guys who can do a split on command.
  9. Currently rereading the first book for the.... 12th time? Have to get some inspiration.
  10. Main Quest: To become a member of the Arcanum, delving into their tomes to become a great Sorcerer. I am attempting to get my masters in Human Nutrition while continuing my own fitness goals. In order to make this my career I have to become more fit. Main Quest Goals: 1) I will workout at least 5 days a week: 3 strength trainings, 2 days of other (cardio or bodyweight) A – 7 Days a week B – 6 Days a week C – 5 Days a week D – 4 Days a week F – 3 Days a week 2) Lose 20 pounds by the
  11. This week we are brought a delicacy from the isles of Solstheim! Horker Beef and Cabbage! This is one of those that will have your children warbling with joy and pretending that they have tusks so they can eat more and more. Warning, you'll need some sort of slow cooker for this one. Ingredients: 3-4 pounds of corned beef brisket 1/2 - 1 whole headcabbage. Cut into 3-5 wedges 1 yellow onion, quartered 5 carrots, cut into 1-2 inch pieces 2-3 potatoes (I prefer russet) cut into same size as carrots Rub down that horker with all your various spices that you love. If you're easy just go
  12. I'm usually just thirsty instead of hungry and have a hard time knowing the difference between the two. That's a good point. Decided to make an appointment with a nutritionist and my doctor on Monday to make sure that I'm going to get what I need. Thank you!
  13. After being back to my training for a few weeks right now I'm starting to get into the proper frame of mind. Today, while practicing on the bag I began to envision the spinning leaf, attempting to envision only a spinning leaf in its entirety. Even my Sensei had noticed a difference in the power of my punches and better technique in my form. I've understood since a young age the power of mind but for the longest time thought that it meant focusing my chi (qi) or concentrating entirely on my body. Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan has been the first school I've been to that has really emphasized the
  14. About 3 weeks ago I had a flare up of anxiety due to real life events and lost my appetite for a while. Fortunately, having dealt with this before, I was able to correct my state of mind and get back on track after only a few short days. However, one thing that I have definitely noticed is my appetite not returning. I'm down to eating anywhere from 500-1200 calories a day and haven't had much need to eat anymore. When I am hungry I usually drink a bottle of water to ensure that I do not need to eat first and the hunger goes away for many hours. If water does not help, I eat. Since I'm n
  15. I really like your stuffed bell pepper meal. What exactly was the recipe for it?
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