To live a healthy and balanced life by exercising and trying to eat healthy.
I've successfully dropped weight by counting calories so my diet will mostly be staying the same with 1200 calories per day M-F and then blow meals on the weekends. I might even push to only have 1 blow meal per weekend, but that’s hard.
I enjoy doing themed workouts and for this challenge it will be in honor of The Blues Brothers. I recently went through some personal tragedy when my Dad passed away, and he was a fan, so hopefully this challenge will help me get over my “blues”.
1. “We're putting the band back together.” -Jake = Cardio Blast (weight loss, streamline & tone)
After doing Athena’s Playbook and then Hero’s Journey from Darebee, I promised my husband I’d let him pick a new workout for us to do together. He chose Cardio Blast, which I think aligns nicely with the Scouts for this challenge.
I need to get back into a normal workout routine and losing some weight would be a plus. So, I’m putting the band back together and going back to cardio.
Reward: +3 to STA & +4 to DEX
2. “It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses." "Hit it." -Elwood & Jake = Spanish
I seem to only practice a foreign language when I’m preparing for an upcoming trip. This makes me sad, as I really do want to be fluent in at least one other language. I find that if I include it in a Nerd Fitness challenge, I do it. So I want to study and practice Spanish daily during the week for at least 20-30 minutes.
As a Blues Sister, knowing another language would really help when traveling around with the band.
Reward: +3 to WIS
3. “Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail me now.” -Elwood = Cleaning
I’m bad at cleaning, the gene skipped a generation in my family! I don’t like it because I generally think it’s a waste of time. However, it sometimes needs to happen. I just need to put the accelerator down and get it done!
I intend to clean something in the house once a week. Loading/emptying the dishwasher, laundry, cleaning off the table, do NOT count. Serious things like cleaning a bathroom, vacuuming or scrubbing the kitchen counters only.
Traveling cross-country in the Bluesmobile, which is already a questionable vehicle, would require attentiveness to the car’s needs, which includes keeping it clean and in proper working order. The band itself also needs to be presentable when performing. Perhaps a bit of a stretch with this quote, but I’m making it work!
Reward: +3 to CON & +2 to CHA