Me: I've been reading the emails for several months now and am participating in the CNF Facebook group, but have not done much more than glance at the forums. I've been nagged at encouraged to do a 6 week challenge and since he's never steered me wrong, I'm here on a friend's recommendation. I've been overweight my whole life and had a bad relationship with exercise for ever. Really, I was doing Richard Simmons and Weight Watchers in middle school. I know that eating is a control issue with me. When I feel out of control, or when something is not going well, I eat. Sneaking food was my form of rebellion. (sometimes I wish I'd of just dumped over porta potties like my brother). One of the things I've loved about NF is the no judgement / just be better than yesterday attitude. With that in mind, these are the challenges that I can really do and will really have an impact. They will be work, they will be sweaty (uh..cause it's Texas in the effing summer) and they will make me have to get my ass out of bed. But they aren't life threatening, impossible or completely bat shit crazy. Main Quest: To get my shit together before Camp Nerd Fitness. I am always the one who's up until 4 am the morning of vacation, cleaning, doing laundry and "fuck, I forgot to paint my toenails!" I've tried several times to talk myself OUT of going to camp and it's been unbelievable hard, which is unusual as I can usually find a lot of reasons to not do something, so this is something I really really even subconsciously want to do. I want to have an amazing time, to do all of the things, learn all the things and meet all of the people. I cannot do this if I am unprepared & tired. Quest 1: Clean 15 min per day + 1 load (Dishes or Laundry) That's it. Pretty straight up. No qualifications on what, just 15+1 Quest 2: List $100 for sale per week. I need cash to buy costumes, get on the shuttle and pay for travel expenses. I've got shit I can sell. I've got Facebook, Craigslist and the consignment shop. I will use some or all of these outlets each week. I may not actually make $100, but I will find/post $100 worth of stuff. Don't worry, I have a few big ticket items that will make it easier in the beginning. Quest 3: Walk the hill. I live near a big hill. Very big. It may not qualify as a mountain but it is one that you definitely need to floor-it in your car to get up. I will walk up the hill. I will measure my lap time (Thank you Fit Bit) and I will improve at least 10%. Life Quest: I will use the forums. I will use them well. I will comment, follow, learn to embed things, as well as fully realize my signature line and status bar options. I will not be a wuss. My motivation: I want to wake up Tuesday September 29th after 7-8 hours of sleep, calmly finalize my packing and leave the house just a bit early to meet J.R. to go to the airport. I will be dressed and groomed nicely. I will carry a well - but not over packed - suitcase and I will not forget anything too important. My carry on will be full but not too heavy and I will have cash in my pocket. I will be OK with my parents coming into my house to feed the cat, in fact I expect that they will be pleasantly surprised with the state of my apartment.