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  1. I'm so sorry for myself that I know what Lizzie McGuire is...


    How are you going to log food? Write down? MFP? Something else?


    Anyhow, good luck!


    Thanks!  The LoseIt! App is how I'm logging EVERYTHING~  I've found it very useful to see the caloric intake as well as the Protein-Carb-Fat Pie.  I should probably edit the first post to have a link towards it (although there is a link in my signature).


    Also, I call blasphemy!  Lizzie McGuire was probably the only good tv show for younger girls at the time that didn't make me want to tear my hair out in frustration (mind you I watched Beast Machines and DBZ as a young girl...)

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  2. Yoga is amazing. I started taking a class at the beginning of this year and feel greater than I ever have. You'll definitely enjoy it. I would say finding a yoga class is the best way to do it because starting a home practice is really hard when you barely know the poses. But if you can't find a class or want to do it more than once a week, here's a website my instructor gave me: http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/2876. Hopefully that will help on your journey!


    All your other goals are great, can't wait to see how you like yoga. :)


    Oooh that is so good to hear, I really was hoping it'd help me feel much better and relaxed.  I've been really squeamish about going to a class (well to be fair, the gym classes are almost always jam packed at the Good Life across the street from work) for awhile now.


    Also so glad they explain the "Whys?" in that website :D  I like the fact that I can do that at home if I don't want to go to the gym at odd hours (or across the city) for a class.  Thanks!


    Congrats on de-lurking!


    Looks like your goals and grading are pretty well thought-out which is excellent. All your prep is done, all that's left is to do it.




    Thanks!  Now the problem is to not default back into lurking lol.


    I'm glad, I love doing the prep work for things but my problem is to follow through it completely.  So accountability ftw :)


    Gifs! Kitties! Flexy and pole! We're so stealing you over to the assassins. :)


    LOL not here and I'm already being kidnapped?


    I haven't tried pole yet but since college (which ended 2 years ago) I keep being drawn to youtube videos of performances.  I figure if I can lose some weight and gain strength, that'll be my reward to myself around July :D


    Totally loving the gifs (OMG Lizzie Mcguire!!! Haven't thought about that show in forever)


    Also your goals look good, totally do-able and with good reasons behind them. It's great you're trying out yoga :)


    Good luck!


    :D I know! I was so sad when they finished.  In fact that was around the time I started to not watch tv anymore...


    Thanks :)  I was kinda hoping to do something harder, but I figure start slow and "easy" and then build up the momentum.  I'm looking forward to the yoga (I've been such a wuss about going to try the classes at the gym...)

  3. Found my grading paper!



    Quest 1 – Log ALL the food!​​

    • 40+ = A
    • 34-39 = B
    • Under 34 = F

    Quest 2 – Workout 3x per week​​

    • 3x/week = A
    • 2x/week = B
    • under 2x/week = Fail

    Quest 3 – Dedicated Yoga/Stretching 1hr per week

    • Pass or fail for the week
    • 6 total = A
    • 5 total = B
    • 4 total = C
    • under 4 = Fail Quest

    Life Quest 1 – Draw and POST 1 thing per week MINIMUM

    ** Backed out of this one on week 5 (see reasoning on p.9)

    • It's 6 total or FAIL!

    Ongoing Gold Quest – Get rid of debt by Dec 31st

    Not grading this one

  4. Your challenge seems awesome! 


    I love the .gif with the storm trooper!


    And that yoda quote you got going on is the best mantra one can ever have!


    Thanks :D  I was looking for regular excercise gifs and saw the Stormtrooper and that was that, ehehe.  Also I think Yoda's quote is 100% applicable to any fitness goal.  You can start by seeing if you like something (i.e take a teaser class), but after that it's all in or bust.


    Yoga is good. I watched a Youtube video out of curiosity earlier this year and started doing a bit, and now I'm all into it and really want to proceed. It gets kind of addictive, doesn't it? :D It compliments strength training nicely, I think.


    We have similar goals, so I will follow you along on your challenge :)


    I wouldn't know about addictive as I haven't really tried yoga, just lots of stretches.  But the stretches make me feel so good since I've been feeling pretty tight in my muscles.  But yes I hear it does compliment strength training very well which is another reason to make it part of my base rotation :D


    Glad to have you following!  I hope you don't mind me sticking like a barnacle to your thread ;P


    solid goals :)






    I am here to watch you rock them!


    Awesome!  Glad to have you along for the ride!

  5. Hello All Nerds!


    So as per my normal modus operandi, I've been lurking for a looooong time and figure I should de-lurk if I REALLY want to level up. 

    Or use a cheat code.  I like cheat codes :pirate:  Remember the Age of Kings (AoE2) (no not Area of Effect) ones with the super dog and the sports car?  >D






    I want to get my weight down to make learning new skills easier (like say, pole dancing (and lunges, but I hate those so they can stay gone)).  And to fit back in my old clothes.



    Main Quest For Challenge – Base Rotations and why they are necessary…


    TL;DT, got sick, -insertpersonalproblemshere- and then ate a trigger food which flared my crohn’s up like whoa...  which broke habits that I was trying to build.


    I’m setting myself up this challenge to learn my base rotation.  That way I can add gained abilities to the rotation while I level up without losing the base (i.e heal, gheal, renew, PW :S and then you add stuff like PI, PS and lvl 90 talents to save the day).  I’m also doing it this way so that I can continue to gain ground on my recovery from the flare.  Or, if RNG doesn’t like me, I can at least try to minimize the effect on my habits.



    Quest 1 – Log ALL the food!




    To help track/analyse my intake and the proper measures I need to take, I will log ALL food in the next six weeks with only 2 freebies (usually used on all you can eat sushi days).  This includes SNACKS and the WEEKEND, which are the two things I haven’t strictly checked.  This will also enable me to more closely analyse if a food is no longer safe for me to consume or causes a flare (no, I didn't really bother with journalling before unless I was in recovery mode).

    This will be logged with LoseIt!



    Quest 2 – Workout 3x per week to help recovery and automate habit




    Exactly what it says :D  Workouts will be logged within LoseIt! (mostly as callisthenics).  Most workouts should be the BBWW modified (2-3 sets of dead lifts before beginning circuit and no lunges since they’re killing my knees).  -EDIT- 1 Workout is now a pole class


    The true goal behind this one is to build back a habit I broke when this flare settled in after I got sick in February.  I want to have these workouts automated so that I can concentrate on upping the difficulty in future challenges (or later in this challenge).



    Quest 3 – Dedicated Yoga/Stretching




    I want to be more flexible for future challenges!  I also need to learn to slow down and savour the moment (Pandarens -sigh-).  I've also found that even with stretching after a workout I still need to stretch A LOT during the day. Each week I will do 1 hour dedicated stretching/yoga session, preferably going to a yoga class.  This is a completely new thing for me, but I think it will support future endeavours.  


    Again, I will be logging this in LoseIt!


    -EDIT- This has now been bumped up to 2 sessions per week.



    Life Quest 1 – Draw more and keep an online presence


    Finish at least one image (or a bunch of sketches) and cross post it (most likely to my sketch blog, then personal tumblr and so on).

    I have a bad habit of starting gazillion sketches (which really isn’t a bad thing) BUT NEVER POSTING ANYTHING.  I need to make time for it and get into the habit of keeping an online presence for future goals.


    Ongoing Gold Quest – Get rid of debt by Dec 31st


    As long as I don’t buy frivolous stuff, I’m on track :D If you see me debating on frivolous stuff, you have permission to find the craziest NO gif and shove it in my face.

    Long Story short, I got a car in October and challenged myself to try and have it (and my student debt) paid off by the end of 2014.




    • Quest 1 – Log ALL the food!
    • Quest 2 – Workout 3x per week
    • Quest 3 – Dedicated Yoga/Stretching 1hr per week
    • Life Quest 1 – Draw and POST 1 thing per week MINIMUM
    • Ongoing Gold Quest – Get rid of debt by Dec 31st


    I've got extra stats/grading sheet at work.  I'll post those in the morning  :D


    Looking forward to the challenges, new friends and the gif-fu masters!


    -Edited to add measurements-


    APR 15th 2014

    Bust 45

    Underbust 37

    Waist 38

    Hips 46

    L Arm 13.75

    L Thigh 25

    R Arm 13.12 (1/8th)

    R Thigh 24.5



    Week 1 Recap!

    Log All The Food - CHECK!

    Workouts 3X - B, missed last workout due to pain

    Yoga Stretching - Passed! Did 1 class and 30-40 minutes of massage roller

    Draw and Post - Failed! Lesson learned; you should still post it if it's not perfect because something else will derail you later.


    Week 2 Recap!

    Log All The Food - CHECK and used 1/2 freebies

    Workouts 3X - A - (2 BBWW and 1 Aquafit)

    Yoga Stretching - A - 2 Yoga classes and 20-30 minute Rolling

    Draw and Post - Passed!  Posted in Queue Sunday Night (auto post done on Monday)

    Gold Quest - Payment Made  :D  Next one scheduled in May.


    Week 3 Recap!

    Log All The Food - CHECK and yuck! lots of take out.

    Workouts 3X - A - (2 Pole sessions and 1 Water Aerobics)

    Yoga Stretching - A - 3 Yoga classes

    Draw and Post - Passed!  Posted in Queue Sunday Night (auto post done on Monday)

    Gold Quest - April Pass, Next in May


    Week 4 Recap!

    Log All The Food - 2/2 Freebies Used and 1 Missed (we're in B territory now)

    Workouts 3X - B - (2 Pole sessions, decided to take a break)

    Yoga Stretching - B - 1 Yoga class + some stretching, but not dedicated

    Draw and Post - Passed!  Posted in Queue Sunday Night (auto post done on Monday)

    Gold Quest - April Pass, Next payment either this week or after May 23rd



    Week 5 Recap!

    Log All The Food - Check

    Workouts 3X - A - (2 Pole sessions, Bike ride)

    Yoga Stretching - A - 1 Yoga class + Yoga outside

    Draw and Post - Fail ** See full recap on Page 9

    Gold Quest - Next payment week 6 estimate


    Week 6 Recap!

    Log All The Food - Mostly Check (Missed Sunday)

    Workouts 3X - A - (Pole Jam, BBWW with BFF, Lawn)

    Yoga Stretching - A - Stretch class + Mix of Yoga and Massage roller (40 min I think?)

    Draw and Post - Challenge Fail due to not forming

    Gold Quest - Still on track (need to schedule payment or hold on until after colonoscopy, same amount either way)

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  6. Thanks for the replies (sorry for not responding earlier, crohn's is being a pain and work is busy)!


    JPrev, that's good news to me.  I remember not having problems with them (lunges) last year (but I was 20+ lbs lighter) so IMO you're probably right about waiting until my bodyweight goes down before bringing the lunges back.  By balancing exercises, I'm guessing that would include some yoga poses and certain stretches?


    I'll keep the cardio in mind once I feel better and it's nicer outside.  I'd rather bike outside then be a hamster in the gym :D


    Phylanx, noted!  I hate when my squats and deadlifts aren't in proper form so I'll be extra careful ;)

  7. First things first, hi!  I'm Priscillia, you can call me Pris if that's to long to type ;)  I've been lurking on the forums and the site for quite some time now and decided that I should participate on the forums to continue lvl-ing my life (I'll be starting the 6 week challenges on the 14th).


    As stated in the title, I'd like to try some modifications on the BBWW.  I love it so far, but the lunges are killer on my knees (and my balance is horrible).  Is there anything I could replace them with for every second workout?  I'd still like to try to improve them, just not every time I workout (I honestly am beginning to hate them and it's affecting my willpower to do workouts :/ ).


    Another thing I'd like to do is add deadlifts.  I don't mind if it's every second workout, but would there be a certain spot in the BBWW where it would be optimal to add them?  Otherwise I'd be tempted to do them a-la New Rules for Women Stage 1 (2 sets of # reps then next workout).


    A bit more info;

    • I want to be able to deadlift 100 kg (I was at 40kg when I stopped 2 months ago) by Dec 31st.  
    • I want to be able to do either a chin-up (if I can manage a pull up even better!) by the same date.  My plan is to modify the bent over dumbell rows in the BBWW to follow this
    • I'm returning to working out (Crohn's + Cold stalled me for a looooong time).  I think I'm at 205 lbs now.
    • When I do BBWW, I usually do 5-10 minute warmups, then 5-15 minutes biking before starting the circuit (2-3 rounds) and then stretches

    That's pretty much it for now.  I'm more interested in seeing if these two modifications are a good idea before I attempt them.



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