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Nightshadow

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  1. I'm not new to NF challenges but I am respawning, so I thought this would be a good place to start! I participated pretty consistently in the Assassins guild in 2015 and 2016 but tapered off and stopped last summer. I really enjoyed the Assassins Guild mini-challenges (thanks, Hazard!). Long story short, I am no longer in communication with my mother and this caused me to be pretty depressed this fall and I haven't done anything since August. I am now going to step it up and reestablish a lot of good habits I had going before a pretty stressful last year and a half. Here we go! Main Quest: Reestablish balance and peace in my life. Continue getting better. Challenge Quests: Fitness Do Nerd Fitness Beginner Bodyweight Workout 3x a week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday) Diet Track calories and macros through My Fitness Pal daily Booze Taper drinking on work nights to stop drinking by the end of the month Week 1: 3-2-1; Week 2: tbd; Week 3: tbd; Week 4: tbd Mind Follow the program of 8 Minute Meditation daily at night
  2. Whelp, I totally spaced on setting up a challenge. OH WELL! GETTING BETTER My primary goal is to maintain the 2 habits I have established and also work towards an additional goal. Continue Workouts Workout 3x a week Participate at least once a week in the mini challenges New challenge: I'm bored. I need to carve out time to decide what my next steps in programming are. Continue Spanish Meet my Duolingo goal everyday. Add Finances Finish reading Suze Orman's book, Young, Fabulous, and Broke.
  3. Whoops!! Totally spaced on finishing this and starting the new one. Oh well. *flails* GETTING BETTER My primary goal is to maintain the 2 habits I established last month and also work towards an additional goal. CHECK Continue Workouts Workout 3x a week CHECK (I missed one due to scheduling. I count it as a win because I didn't guilt myself I just said. Oh well, and picked back up with the next one.) Participate at least once a week in the mini challenges CHECK Continue Spanish Meet my Duolingo goal everyday. CHECK Add Finances Read one Suze Orman book, probably Young, Fabulous, and Broke. Half Check. Read half the book, will finish it this challenge.
  4. Week 1, 2 and 3 update! I have done all my workouts. I added in a second set and am working towards a third. Probably next week. I have done Duolingo everyday! I am enjoying it. Ready to start doing more realistic practice. I started reading Suze Orman and am going to focus on doing that this week. I decided to leave Rising Heroes. I didn't get a refund so I can join back later if I want. I chose not to get a refund because it did work for me. January was a great month for me and really helped me realign my priorities and refocus and it is because of RH. I figured out in February that I was doing fine setting goals and making progress on my own terms and it wasn't worth the $30 to do a few of the challenges. I made the right choice for me. Overall happy with progress. I am down a belt notch and almost down another! Woohoo!
  5. Thanks for the well wishes! I think it will go well!
  6. This month I am going to continue the habits I built last month and add in a few other goals. I am not finding Rising Heroes nearly as useful with the new missions. I feel like I'm in a good place and can move my own goals forward. Trying to shoehorn my goals in to these missions doesn't seem like it will be a good use of time, energy, or money, so this will probably be my last month with it. GETTING BETTER My primary goal is to maintain the 2 habits I established last month and also work towards an additional goal. Continue Workouts Workout 3x a week Participate at least once a week in the mini challenges Continue Spanish Meet my Duolingo goal everyday. Add Finances Read one Suze Orman book, probably Young, Fabulous, and Broke.
  7. I went radio silent but I did the things! I am happy with what I did this month and am looking forward to continuing well! FOR THE REBELLION My primary goal is to follow the missions in RH and work towards my larger goals. I need to habit build and make it easy before getting fancy. Result: I used RH and thought it was pretty awesome. I particularly found the onboarding missions to be the most useful and jump start me to focus on goals and not just mope around and workout occasionally. Rising Heroes I will complete all missions (within my abilities) for Rising Heroes. Result: I did this! Workouts Workout 3x a week Participate at least once a week in the mini challenges Result: I did pretty well with the mini challenges. I am very proud of the workouts, as I didn't miss a single one. This includes vacation, travel, and not feeling well a few times. Woohoo! Spanish Meet my Duolingo goal everyday. Result: I did this too!!
  8. I was debating whether or not I wanted to make a thread for this challenge and I decided to go for it, mostly because the mini looks so good. I signed up for Rising Heroes and I really like it so far. The most helpful thing was the on boarding where we had to really think about what we wanted to do and why we were doing it. It has given me a good kick in the pants to get moving and get my shit together. After thinking about what I want to do I decided on my word for 2017: Better. I want to feel better, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I want to be better: a better friend, a better employee, a better husband. I'm also going to get better at Spanish. Bam. FOR THE REBELLION My primary goal is to follow the missions in RH and work towards my larger goals. I need to habit build and make it easy before getting fancy. Rising Heroes I will complete all missions (within my abilities) for Rising Heroes. Workouts Workout 3x a week Participate at least once a week in the mini challenges Spanish Meet my Duolingo goal everyday.
  9. YEAH for Fitness Marshall! I'm so glad it has helped you! I think they are so fun and motivational. I don't like peppy white girls throwing pinterest motivation at me and I don't like beefy men yelling about bros and being swole or whatever straight gym rats go on about, but a flaming queen who is obsessed with Britney and yells at me about booties and living my fantasy: That I can get on board with.
  10. Thanks!! I think it may be seasonal. If it keeps up I may have to do something about the workouts or timing. I think it has to do with timing. I don't like feeling like my night's are really compressed so I may have to change things up. We'll see how this week goes!
  11. Week 1 update: Not too bad really. I did all 5 days of workouts, albeit not with great enthusiasm or aplomb but who cares? We did not drink on 4/5 worknights this week. I hate sleeping without it but mornings were way easier and I was less hungry when I woke up so yeah! I think I was close to or successful with the 1900 calories. It hasn't been very hard really, it's mostly a matter of paying attention. So overall yeah!
  12. I'm so glad! I really like that video. I did this like once and was like "WHY WOULD ANYONE RUN EVER WHAT CHUMPS." After doing some of the videos a couple of times I start doing the moves when I hear the songs on the radio. It's dangerous when driving.
  13. Right! I love it. It's really one of the only cardio type things that I actually like and it's a good workout!
  14. Last month was successful in figuring out what I need to do and working up strong motivation. I am very optimistic that I will be able to be successful this round! Let's do this! Goals: Bodyweight workout 3x a week (Sun/Tues/Thurs) I will be following the skills progressions in the handstands and rings courses (with an add on of a squat day). I still need to figure out my exact programming. The goal for this month will be do a thing. If I'm not sure what to do I'll do Convict Conditioning. Hopefully I can mix all of these things together, I just haven't sat down to plan it yet. Cardio 2x a week (Mon/Wed) I may build this up in the future, but for now 2x a week I will do The Fitness Marshall dance videos for at least 30 mins. Weeknight beverages The goal is no adult beverages before a work day. I will be reducing a little each week to reach the goal. This is related to the below goal. Consume 1900 calories a day I will be taking macros to have an idea of where I am. The goal is to loose at least 2 inches off my waist by the first of the year.
  15. Hey! Overall things went pretty well. I would say I hit about half of my various workouts but got better in the habits. I also was able to monitor my eating and see where I was starting. The by week last week was really good so I think next challenge will be successful! Time to set up the other thread!
  16. Hey! It's been okay. I've done most of my workouts (minus cardio) so far but everything else is slow. It's been a rough week in general so I'm gonna do my best to get back on track soon. uuuuuuggggggghhhhhh
  17. Alright, so I have been basically doing nothing for the past month or two. I am feeling better and am ready to get this party moving again. I bought NF's new bodyweight courses and I am pumped to get started! Husband is motivated to change our eating habits and cut down on weeknight drinking again. I think that things are looking good for success! Goals: Bodyweight workout 3x a week I will be following the skills progressions in the course (with an add on of a squat day). For the first few weeks, I will be figuring out where I need to start for each skill. Cardio 2x a week I may build this up in the future, but for now 2x a week I will do The Fitness Marshall dance videos for at least 30 mins. Weeknight beverages The goal is no adult beverages before a work day. I will be reducing a little each week to reach the goal. This is related to the below goal. Consume 1900 calories a day I will be taking macros to have an idea of where I am. The goal is to loose at least 2 inches off my waist by the first of the year.
  18. Alright, so I was going to come and say that this challenge was a wash, but it wasn't. I was very sick the first few weeks and I have been successful in getting better. So win! I have been able to get back to my regular walking commute or 1-2 miles a day. Next week I am going to work my bodyweight workouts back in, and the week after that start working cardio back in. So I'm gonna go positive and just get back to it.
  19. Thanks for checking in! I have still done basically nothing under doctors orders so my goal for this week is to do SOMETHING ANYTHING. So we will see how it goes!
  20. Thanks! I'm still not feeling fab but I'm going try to get back towards being active.
  21. I've gotten better at working out consistently, so this challenge will be focused at keeping up on that and starting to limit my worknight drinking again. Fitness: Bodyweight work - Do Convict conditioning 2x a week Cardio - Do a fitness video workout 3x a week The Fitness Marshall Nemesis Fight: Cut alcohol out of work nights...again. Build the Story: I just finished Level Up Your Life. Amazing, of course. To apply these things I want to start with: Write My Origin Story Discover My Alter Ego Write My Level 50 Begin My Quests: List out 50 goals of varying difficulties Make leveling system for 10 of the goals Add these quests and other info to my LUYL profile Starting measurements: Weight: lbs Waist:
  22. Ooof, I have had a lot of things happening and then I got pretty sick, so I straight up fell out of the challenge and then didn't even realize the next one had started. Oy. Off to the new thread.
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