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  1. Well, I guess my anniversary kickstarted a couple days off the wagon with complete hecticness. :/ Now that that is over, let's start this for real, shall we?
  2. Go for it! Today's Workout: 100 punches 40 side kicks 40 turning kicks 40 Backfist + side kick 40 backfist + turning kick 40 jab + jab + side kick It's my anniversary today so I don't know how much guitar I'll get in.... I better get started now if I want to fit in 2 hours worth! Also meditated today.. been a while and I had trouble keeping focus. Next time, maybe not right after a workout? I'll have to try again tomorrow.
  3. Well, the challenge starts. Sadly, on a Sunday, which is my rest day - so not much to share in the way of exercise. Guitar: Pretty simple so far today - scales, chord practice, learning some new chords, and working through some JustinGuitar.com lessons. That's hour #1. Have some more guitaring to do later today but my fingers started to hurt, so a break is much good. Quite honestly not used to playing more than 30 minutes at a time or so, so I need to work on that and toughen up those fingers and hands!
  4. Have a follow from the Assassin side of things. Huge Pokemon fan as a kid here.... Blue, Yellow, Gold, Sapphire.. it was a huge part of my life for many years. Love the theme, and love your goals!
  5. You are still welcome to be an honorary Assassin. At least, as far as I am concerned. I'm a-ok with Rangers.... those nasty Scouts though....
  6. Tomorrow is the day, y'all! Everyone ready?
  7. I balance on all the things... I think it used to annoy my parents when I was a kid. The world is my gym.
  8. Thank you very much, y'all! Regarding the diastasis rectii; I don't think I have much of a separation at all any more but those muscles are still pretty weak. I've got a lot of work ahead to strengthen them up, and I'll definitely be focusing some exercises there to try to help it along. Looking forward to getting started, I've been getting some things put together on this end but all in all it's been a quiet week. Playing guitar, moving more than usual... pulling muscles because why not. I've discovered I have a bad habit of always tensing my shoulder muscles so lots of massaging of those and trying to remind myself to relax. It's going to be hard to jump right back into the swing of things but my youngest is 3, so it's much overdue.
  9. Have I said, I love the spreadsheet? Because I really do. I saved a copy for myself that I could keep using after this challenge is over (though I feel like this group is likely to keep going). Looking forward to Monday.
  10. Just barely Ravenclaw over Gryffindor this time. That was a pretty good test compared to some of the others I've seen.
  11. Hey, you got a good start - you posted this log early. Looking forward to following your progress.
  12. I love the pic, a good way to see your starting point too. Also looking forward to reading more of your experiences teaching (like your post above). That sounded like a tough situation, glad she didn't get injured but really, what can you do with that type of situation? Following.
  13. I think I may join you with the whole off the computer at 8 PM thing. Maybe 9 PM here.... but either way I spend way too much time procrastinating on the computer as well. Or just playing video games. Looking forward to seeing your progress, following.
  14. Well, then it's a win-win. DOOO IT!!!
  15. That's a lot of walking. Best of luck with your challenge!
  16. Might as well! Drop-in classes rock... worst case, you're out the fee for the one class, best case you find something new that you absolutely love.
  17. Time to rock and roll. Thanks for the follow! Wasn't planning on doing much of anything this week... but, whelp. Week Zero Mini-Challenge is is. It's a pretty simple one - much reps of Russian Twists and Supermen (Superman?). My goal is to get a Gold medal... so 400 reps of each. I'm going to treat this more as a warm-up than anything, but we'll see where I get. So, did 50 reps of each. Other than some stretching, not planning on doing much more, workout-wise. Will be starting my daily guitar practice shortly, which I'll probably go into some detail with later on tonight, seeing as it's a goal for my challenge as well. Also need to spend some time tonight detailing exactly what I'm gonna be doing on my bodyweight/combat/etc days... Starting Strength is easy enough to figure out, but the rest of it I'm going to have to do some more planning for.
  18. A nice, open challenge can be very useful. Also, I love the chart you have up there. I often fall prey to the cravings, having something specific already set would be very helpful.
  19. I've definitely had abdominal problems ever since my two kids were born as well... something I've had to slowly work on, but it's been an absolute pain. I'll have to check out breakingmuscle.com, maybe I can get more specific ideas to kinda help with that there.
  20. Oooh, where did you find that sorting quiz? I got sorted into Gryffindor on Pottermore too... but I'd love to take another test... just to make sure, lol.
  21. That second goal is a good one... I'm especially bad at that one, if I come across a workout I don't like I just kinda... skip it. <.< Good luck with this challenge!
  22. That may be the cutest adipose I've ever seen. Following.
  23. Following. Great goals, and a great write-up as well. Looking forward to seeing you rock it.
  24. Forgive me, Dread-Father, forgive me Night Mother, and forgive me, my Brothers and Sisters - I have turned my back on the Path for far too long.Give me a chance to regain my strength so that I may fulfill Contracts once more. Life has a way of grabbing a hold of you and not letting go - and over the last couple years mine has done just so. This challenge will be my attempt to grab at least part of my life by the horns and lead it in the right direction. GOAL: Lift Heavy Things [Starting Strength, 3x a week] I will be going back to the beginning of my Starting Strength program, since it's been a while since I've done any heavy lifting. I will be doing simple lifts from home three times a week - 3 lifts each day. I am pretty much going from just the bar for most of the lifts, so I have a ton of space to improve here. GOAL: Sneaky Assassin Fitness [Bodyweight, flexibility, gymnastic, HIIT and combat training, 3x a week] In addition to lifting weights, I'd like to be able to touch my toes and throw some punches again. Hence, this goal is exactly that. I want to improve my flexibility, strengthen additional muscles, improve my speed and add back some basic combat training to my weekly routine. This will be quite simple this first challenge, just to get the ball rolling. GOAL: Watch What I Eat [Primal/Paleo for the duration of the challenge] My diet has fallen by the wayside this last year. Therefore, this goal has been designed to get started with a small step in the right direction. I'm not logging calories, checking ratios, or limiting my food intake - I'm keeping it simple. This challenge my only goal is to eat all primal and paleo foods. Going from spoonfuls of sugar to healthy, more balanced meals will make a huge difference and is a great starting point (my weakness? Sugar. This is not going to be easy for me). GOAL: Excellence in Music [2 hours of daily guitar practice] My life quest for this challenge is pretty simple - two hours of focused guitar practice, every day. This time will not include warm ups or breaks - with those included, I'm looking at two sets a day of 90 minutes each. Putting in the time is my only goal this challenge - though I have some specific things I'll be working toward and that I will be elaborating on as the challenge progresses. That's it for the goals. Some quick linkage: My Epic Quest Log - From Apprentice to Master... My Character (and goals) Monkey Tamers United (YAY ACCOUNTABILIBUDDIES!)
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