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  • Birthday 08/18/1991

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  1. I added a signature, and followed Charlie the Cactus and Nikkers55. yay!
  2. hi!! so this weeks newbie challenge is to make friends. I noticed you are a monk working on pullups. Coincidentally I am also a monk working on pullups! go pullups team!! how are you doing your assisted pullups? I'm still having trouble, mostly because my pullup bar/door frame do not quite fit well together, and im mildy nervous of something silly happening like me falling on my butt cause the bar let go O.o anyways, good luck!! and feel better
  3. Hi Nikkers55! so the weekly newbie challenge is to follow and support some other newbies. So I wanted to say hi, and good luck, and congrats on being 2 pounds down already!! also be careful with your back
  4. so week one was actually pretty good. I logged every darn thing i ate (accurately), and interestingly enough, the scale followed it pretty much exactly. neat how that works I got one martial arts workout in, two rock climbings, and three pullup practices (a few sets of assisted pullups). I'm pretty happy with that. I also paid off 500$ on my credit card, and 400$ on my line of credit. I spent a bit on my credit card this weekend, but thats because i was christmas shopping online, so i paid it off immediately. For this week's mini challenge, I've updated my signature. Now to go find two other newbies to follow. yay one week down!
  5. done! http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/55934-romses-challenge/ post #11
  6. So i did record my measurements on monday, I will post the delta next monday. I've also been tracking food completely for the past two days. And ive completed 1 martial arts class, 1 rock climbing adventure, and 1 pullup workout. yay me! For now, heres the mini quest answers Here are some questions to put your goals to the test: Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)? Is it reasonable? ​My overall goal is to loose weight and be stronger. Its a longer goal, but totally reasonable because it is controllable via eating and exercise habits. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on?​ My three quests are 1) consistency, 2) strength building, and 3) habit building and analysis. They all supplement my main goal of loosing weight (becoming consistent) and strength building (stronger). Two are pretty specific(finish a challenge,log food everyday). so I dont feel they have sub-quests. The third (pullup) is pretty much sub-quested, with martial arts practice, rock climbing, and pullup training goals. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? The only goal that might not be achievable is the pullup, but completing the sub-quests of consistent martial arts pracice, rock climbing, and pullup practice will be an achievement within itself and i will still be proud to finish those. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked? What will you use to track them I am using fitbit to track everything. (daily food, weight and measurements, and activity) How are you grading your goals? Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)? Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? My goals are broken down into grades A,B, and C. they're not pass/fail, and the reward for attempting them is still pretty awesome: proving to myself that i can be consistent (even if i miss a few) is a reward in itself. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? The only goal that will be affected if ill/injured is the pullup goal. And that can be altered by scaling back the sub-quests into more reasonable, smaller chunks of work. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge? What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? Luckily, special occasions wont really affect my goals. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? No Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set? If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? I do have time. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? They are all focused on the main quest, so I think its okay
  7. thanks my wing chun classes incorporate a lot of stretching, but that is new to me I didnt spend a lot of time on it before. Coincidence that I havent gotten hurt yet with the wing chun? not sure
  8. thanks a bunch! and yeah. I'd definitely agree with you on that pattern lol.
  9. Hi guys, SevenFootGeek also told me to drop by and say hello (apparently he is the newbie welcomer?) I'm hanging out in the Level 1 rebels area this challenge. I'm a very multi-tasky monk, with toes in karate (ShitÅ-ryÅ«), kickboxing, muay thai, teeny bits of jujitsu and my most recent endeavor, wing chun. I started the wing chun a month ago (was looking for something new/less impact-full than muay thai to heal some injuries) and it seems pretty sweet so far.
  10. Hey! looks like you have some great goals. good luck!! and be careful with the body weight workouts and your back
  11. @sevenfootgeek: thanks for the welcome @Cinderellis: good luck to you too!! I will totally pop by your thread to cheer you on
  12. Thanks, I will definitely look for the accountability group
  13. Introduction: Hi I am Romse I joined a long time ago, tried a couple challenges, and never managed to finish one. Times have changed, and I wanted to try again. I am a 23 year old software developer (read: I sit on my butt all day) who loves martial arts. Unfortunately I am also 200 lbs and very injury prone, making martial arts not always love me I've also recently taken up rock climbing. because, why not? my main problems over the past couple years have been some awesome injuries, including a weird back problem, torn AC (shoulder), tendonitis in my elbow (golfer's elbow), super bad ankles and now some plantar facisitis. They are all finally mostly cleared up(knock on wood!) so I feel like its time to start trying again. I also have a large problem of paralysis by analysis. I tend to try things for a week, freak out that they don't work, and switch gears. So a big mountain for me to climb is consistency. Main Quest: My main quest is to be a lighter, stronger, more awesome version of me. to be more quantifiable, I'd like to weigh in at 40 lbs less, have awesome control over my body (pullups, climbing, handstands, jumpy spinny kicks, etc) and be less breakable (injury-wise) Quest 1: Complete a Challenge! Check in at least once a week with honest measurements/weight. keep track of the quest goals. Measurement: A = updated each goal's progress each week, didn't change any goals B = updated, but changed a goal C = didn't update every week but made progress on each goal. Quest 2 1. whole. pullup. I have gotten so close quite a few times. I want to finally do it. just one. we can go on from there. I've started rock climbing to help with the upper body strength. plus getting back into martial arts, I feel this is totally obtainable. I currently can hang, and definitely pull up a bit, but I havent managed to bend my elbows up to the 90 degrees point. I hear its a cakewalk once you hit 90 degrees at the elbows. plan: 1 rock climbings a week. 2 martial arts a week. get out the pullup bar and do hangs/bends/assisted pullups 4x a week. Measurement: A = 1 whole pullup, B = I stuck with the plan but didnt make a pullup, C = 6/8 planned workouts a week Quest 3: Become more mindful of eating. Log everything that goes into my mouth using fitbit. Even if i am ashamed of eating it. Log the proper portion sizes too, don't doctor it to make yourself feel better. I need a real baseline so i can understand what i'm eating and how it affects me. Measurement: A = 40+ days of logging B = 36+ days of logging C = 32+ days of logging Life Quest: Pay off some debt. Don't acquire more. My goal is my credit card paid off (1300) and 800 paid off on my line of credit. This will be tricky as Christmas season is here. Measurement: A = paid off, B = 700+ paid on both, C = 500+ paid on both If anyone has feedback on the attainability of my goals, please share I really want to finish it this time.
  14. Welp, I have some good news and some not so good news: lets start with the bad: I started the week off with a stomach flu that had me in bed and puking for the first half of the week, then in the later half I may/may not have broken my wrist. it hurts like crazy, I got it xrayed and am supposed to hear back monday, they think its my scafoid?. It has set everything off because I can't prepare much of any food and running hurts way too much with the jostling of the arm and typing isn't the easiest thing in the world (it hurts so much and one handed typing is so slow) so work isn't really happening either. This week has been a total write-off because of it. the good news: I think i finally found my real motivation. Not just the "i want to look good naked" motivation. I got asked to plan/set up/design and then teach a women's only kickboxing/cardio/strength style class by my sensei. I'm so ecstatic. First off to be good enough that he wants me to do this, and secondly because I'd love the experience. I told him I would be good to start around the second week of may. That gives me enough time to finish school and be about two weeks into my new job. The motivation is brushing up on my kickboxing skills enough to train others. The other motivation comes in my fitness/diet. I know I wouldn't want to be trained by someone who is out of shape/chubby, especially being trained to be in shape. So the really good news: I'm going to hit this hard. Training as much as possible with my injured hand (I guess we're focusing on abs/kicks, and running should be ok if I wrap up my wrist as its starting to hurt a bit less) and I'm going to hit that diet so hard its going to go cry to its mommy. :-) My challenge goals may have to change slightly to reflect this, but I am confident that this new reason to be the best is going to really help. on a completely different note, I'm looking for a name for my class, other than "women's kickboxing". My sensei wants to name it "strike fit" which I find really lame and a turn off so he told me to offer other options and I'm brainstorming, so if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear!! I know we have some writers so I'm hoping someone will be creative and help me :-)
  15. alrighty week 2 summary! food: 26/35 yoga: 4/4 run: 2/2 work: 3/8 well... I don't think week 2 was an improvement over week 1. The weekend really screwed up my food points. grr to weekends.
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