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  • Birthday 05/17/1993

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  1. So for the one lovely soul thats following my challenge (thanks!! <3 ), I'll update. My workout classes start this week and so far I'm terrible In rock climbing yesterday, I only made it 10 or 15 feet off the ground... Which puts me easily at worst in the class. My fingers and hands are way too weak to get a good grip on most of the holds, my arms are too weak to pull myself up very far, and my fear of falling makes my legs shake like crazy & makes it hard to use them to stand up on the holds. So now after that class, I'm thoroughly embarrassed, reluctant to keep going, and my fingers feel arthritic. (They really do, I could barely hold my pen in class this morning...) And this evening I have pole fitness. I already know I'll be embarrassed just by being the fattest one there, but hopefully I'll at least not be the worst in the class. With my dance history, I SHOULD be ahead of people who've never danced outside club grinding... but given how out of shape I am... we'll see. :/
  2. Better in some areas than others. My diet is going the best so far - I haven't been doing all my replacement workouts for the classes that havent started yet :/ ã„ã„ãˆã€‚。。毎日ã˜ã‚ƒãªã„ã§ã™ã€‚ã§ã‚‚ã€å¤šå°‘。
  3. Introduction Hello, I'm ElfiKay! Although this is my third or fourth challenge, I feel like it's my first. I broke my foot a while back, and it's finally healed! I'm still not allowed to run, but I should be running again by partway through the challenge. Since there's no point in just holding my breath until I'm running again, I'm moving my focus up - literally. This challenge will be mostly about weight loss through diet, climbing, and aerial exercise (my friends and I found a pole dancing fitness studio, and I'm stoked. Won't need a good foot for that! Plus it'll be the closest to dance I've been since I had to quit ballet/jazz/hip-hop a few years ago.) Before the broken foot drama of the past months, I was getting into really great shape and showing good results, and I want those back. Main Quest Lose weight. Goals 1. Diet: Cook about 1500 calories of healthy food every day instead of eating out (or cooking unhealthy food). 2. Up in the Air: attend and all 'aerial' classes each week. 1 rock climbing class, 1 pole dance class, & 1 practice session at the pole studio. 3. Back on the Road: go for a half hour walk twice a week until my foot is strong enough to run again, then restart C25K runs. Life Quest Start strong in school! Same as last time's life quest, I want to study for at least an hour every day. At first it will be really annoying, since as classes first start up, there wont be much to do, but maybe this way I'll be more on top of my classes from the get go, rather than letting projects and papers pile up. Before classes start, this hour will be spent reviewing Japanese. Measurements Height: 5'9" [not expecting that one to change, but it's a measurement, so there it is] Weight: 190 Waist: 31 Hips: 43.5 Grading Each goal will be graded weekly & be worth 1/3 of that week's total grade. My final grade will be the average of all six weeks + 5 points extra credit if I complete my Life Goal. I need to make at least a C+ (75%) to pass the challenge. I used to say 70% was fine, but I got that last time, and felt like I really hadn't passed the challenge. So I'm upping the passing threshold. Diet - out of 10 points on a day-to-day basis. 4 points for cooking (1 for breakfast, 1 for lunch, 2 for dinner), 2 points for staying under 100g of carbs, 4 points for staying under 1500 calories. The week will be the average of my daily grades. Up in the Air: Percentage of classes attended each week. Back on the Road: Percentage of walks/runs completed each week. EXCEPTIONS FOR GRADING: Any workouts and their accompanying stretch scheduled for days that I am sick or injured are excused. HANGOVERS DON'T COUNT. If I have an interview, or a career fair during a class, it may be replaced by either CC or the abdominal 5 that day. Also, since classes dont start this week, I can replace the workouts with bodyweight workouts in my apartment until they do start. I will post my weekly grade every Sunday evening before bed, including my Life Quest grade for that week. Motivation At this point, I just want to get back to where I was. Once I'm there I can look forward again. I'm tired of moping around all the time and falling farther and farther behind in absolutely EVERYTHING. I'm tired of watching my hard-earned muscles melt back to flab. I'm tired of making excuses every time I order delivery or eat out. I want to feel good about where I'm at again and see myself make progress again. As for super-concrete motivation - I have rewards! Passing the challenge will earn me a workout clothes shopping spree! The amount will be based on my financial situation at the time. Right now, I could maybe afford a pair of socks, but maybe by the end of the challenge I'll have the money for something, haha. Attribute points will be assigned as follows, for a total of 15 possible points. DEX(max 3) - 1 point for doing light stretching before my workouts. Another point available by being able to sit cold splits by the end of the challenge. Final point for stretching on my rest days. STA(max 1) - 1 point for starting to run again. STR(max 2) - 1 point for completing at least 70% of my workouts, another point for completing 90-100%. CHA(max 2) - 1 point for every 5 pounds dropped (this will carry on from challenge to challenge. eg - if I lose 7 pounds this challenge, and then 3 next challenge, I will earn 1 CHA this challenge, and then another 1 CHA the next challenge for hitting the next 5 pounds.) I cannot gain more than 2 points each challenge, as that would mean I'm losing more than 2 pounds a week, which is not healthy. CON(max 3) - 1 point for maintaining my diet. 1 point for averaging at least 6 hours of sleep a night (use SleepCycle app to track). 1 point for not getting drunk more than once or twice a week. WIS(max 4) - 1 point for passing my Life Quest. Another point available for getting at least a 3.5 this semester. Another point achievable by hitting 4.0. Final point by finishing the book I'm on and starting another. Alright, I believe that's everything! Thoughts?
  4. Week 5 PT: 80% Strength: 60% Diet: 68% Total: 69.33% Life Quest: 100% Week 6 PT: 72% Strength: 30% Diet: 85% Total: 62.33% Life Quest: 100% So I forgot to post after last week, so here's the past two weeks. ... Not too great. But on the bright side, I finally got my boot off!!! & I'm home with my family for the holidays! I still can't run... Not allowed to do that until I've had a full week pain-free, but... it's something So, final score for the challenge: 65.74% plus 5% for completing my Life Quest: 70.74% Well... that is just barely a pass, & only with the help of the Life Quest. I don't feel too great about it, because in reality that is actually pretty bad. A 70, and only with extra credit. I did pull off all As & Bs in my classes, so I'm going to give myself that little shopping spree for my GPA, but I don't really think I deserve the Mitmunk leggings. Without all the studying, I did fail the challenge. So I'll just level up without the reward. As for the stat points, the only ones I earned were 2 WIS. All in all, challenge kinda sucked. But, I did complete it, and hopefully I'll be able to start running again sometime during the next challenge. Past Weeks: Week 1 PT: 78% Strength: 60% Diet: 72% Total: 70% Life Quest: 57% Week 2 PT: 50% Strength: 60% Diet: 72.5% Total: 60.8% Life Quest: 100% Week 3 PT: 100% Strength: 50% Diet: 80% Total: 76.67% Life Quest: 100% Week 4 PT: 50% Strength: 66% Diet: 50% Total: 55.33% Life Quest: 100%
  5. Week 4 PT: 50% Strength: 66% Diet: 50% Total: 55.33% Life Quest: 100% I lived! This past week was hell... I stayed sick until Wednesday, & I had all of my projects and papers due throughout the week. I didn't sleep at all Wednesday night to stay up and finish a paper, and barely slept Thursday night to finish my Japanese portfolio. Ugh. But it's over! Now all I've got is two finals and I'm done with the semester ^-^ But on the fitness side, I failed so hard... I'm going to have to do REALLY awesome now that classes are over if I want to end the challenge well... >.< Past Weeks: Week 1 PT: 78% Strength: 60% Diet: 72% Total: 70% Life Quest: 57% Week 2 PT: 50% Strength: 60% Diet: 72.5% Total: 60.8% Life Quest: 100% Week 3 PT: 100% Strength: 50% Diet: 80% Total: 76.67% Life Quest: 100%
  6. Thanks, guys I think I'm on the mend... I say that tentatively, because although my voice sounds vaguely female again, I don't feel the need to chug Dayquil all day, and didn't need Nyquil to sleep last night, my fever doesn't want to leave me in peace. Maybe it'll be gone by tomorrow?
  7. Week 2 PT: 100% Strength: 50% Diet: 80% Total: 76.67% Life Quest: 100% So the stress got to me - I've been really sick since about Wednesday. So the grading on this week (except for life quest. school doesnt stop for illness) is based off of the few days I wasn't dying gracelessly. Past Weeks: Week 1 PT: 78% Strength: 60% Diet: 72% Total: 70% Life Quest: 57% Week 2 PT: 50% Strength: 60% Diet: 72.5% Total: 60.8% Life Quest: 100%
  8. Week 2 PT: 50% Strength: 60% Diet: 72.5% Total: 60.8% Life Quest: 100% Wow, so I actually failed this week. Last week was close, but this time it's actually a fail. But at least I'm studying every day... Let's see if it's enough to get me through the semester. :/ There's this week (which is just today and tuesday, the rest is thanksgiving break) & then next week, & then finals & thats it. Hopefully I'll get everything done... I'm actually already finished with one class - no final & my group was the first to present our final project, so thats one down at least... I really might fail Japanese if I can't get my portfolio finished though... the portfolio is 30% of our final grade & it keeps getting pushed to the backburner by projects in other classes with earlier deadlines. Also, I'm getting really depressed - my friends keep posting how they have jobs for after graduation... & I still haven't been interviewed once... ( Past Weeks: Week 1 PT: 78% Strength: 60% Diet: 72% Total: 70% Life Quest: 57%
  9. 11/19 PT: 50% Strength: 100% Diet: 70% Life Quest: 100% I'm so stressed out right now... even making sure that I do at least an hour every day (it's been more like all the hours every day this week though), I feel like I'm just not going to make deadlines... I'm going to bed at like 4am, and then lying awake too stressed to fall asleep. Last night I only managed to actually sleep for a single hour. I've been skipping meals and ordering delivery for others, and PLEASE DEAR GOD LET CLASSES END. I am about one more tight deadline away from just breaking down and crying. Also, I may as well cancel my WoW subscription because I haven't been playing this week anyways... Can't pretend I have the time. & I'm stupidly upset that I haven't been playing, even though I technically know that's a good thing. Gah. Rant over.
  10. 11/17 PT: 100% Strength: 0% Diet: 80% Life Quest: 100% 11/18 PT: 0% (oops) Strength: 0% (dammit) Diet: 100% Life Quest: 100%
  11. 11/16 Report PT: 50% Diet: 40% Life Quest: 100% Oops. I forgot to go get groceries, so I had two meals out, and just skipped the third. Basically, I only got points for calories... Going grocery shopping today instead. Also, I don't workout Sundays, so I didn't list strength. My 5 workouts a week SHOULD be all the weekdays, but I can do one on Saturday instead of one of the other days if I want. As for PT... I did the thing where I kept putting it off until suddenly I was going to bed and only had time for one. I really need to stop doing that. But I did finish my part of a big group project for one of my classes, so yay! I did studying on the weekend for the first time in forever! ^-^
  12. Hello then, new fellows. I'm ElfiKay and I'm in recovery after breaking my foot. Until I get my peg off and my foot back, I'm pretty limited, but I'll be puttin as much effort into me work on the ship as I can! If ya would like to keep a weather eye on me progress, the thread is here: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56457-elfikay-recovers/
  13. OMG GYRADOS!!! That's one of my favorites ^-^ Other top faves are Jolteon and Rapidash <3 <3 <3 Lol, glad to see I'm not the only Pokemon cross-stitcher. You should message/email/text/smoke signal me when you're working on it to motivate me to pick up mine, haha. As for the depression, you're not alone in it. I don't know how bad mine is, and how much is me just being self-absorbed and stuck in my own head, because I refuse to go to a doctor and get diagnosed (If it's not official, it's not real, right?), but I can commiserate with you on at least some level. (And support you on all levels! <3 ) Keep going you're doing great! )
  14. A wooden thunk startles the crew and breaks the tense atmosphere. A battered little rowboat had knocked up against the side of the ship, manned by a weary, peg-legged lass. "Ahoy there! The sea didn't like the taste of me and has spat me back out! Permission to come back aboard?" She scanned the strange faces on the ship, only recognizing a few of her old mates. "Seems I've got an introduction to make if you'll take me."
  15. So this week wasn't so great and I can definitely point fingers at one of the biggest reasons... New WoW expansion dropped I went from playing a few times a month to EVERY DAY. I need some way to manage how much time I spend geeking out on all the new stuff in it, because clearly I don't have the self control right now. In a few weeks, I'll be over how exciting the new content is and be back to my normal habits on it, but in a few weeks finals will already be over. I don't want to straight up cancel my subscription until class ends... any other ideas? Week 1 PT: 78% Strength: 60% Diet: 72% Total: 70% Life Quest: 57% Edit: I think I might start posting my grade for each day. I'll be less likely to go, "ehh, I'll make up for it tomorrow," if I know I have to come on here and say how bad I did. Thoughts?
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