Akura

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  1. Akura

    Akura collects XP in Orsterra

    Probably, yes. Right after brushing my teeth I do my morning movement routine. I think I can allocate a few minutes afterwards for breathing. But what I actually want is to do the exercises several times throughout the day. Guess I should try a timer that goes off every now and then... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ophilia's Quest - Breathing: XP: Did a few breathing exercises, but not enough to be satisfied. Cyrus' Quest - Studying game dev: +1 XP: ||||| Worked more on my puzzle game AI. Took e much effort and time than I wanted to invest today... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Tressa's Quest - Budgeting: XP: || No money expenses means... what? If I have no opportunity to screw up, do I get a point for not screwing up...? Olberic's Quest - Working out: +1 XP: ||| Light workout plus running. Was quite winded during the run and my heart rate was pretty high overall. Primrose's Quest - Fiancée effort: XP: || ... Alfyn's Quest - Eating well: +1 XP: || Planned to eat 2003 kcal which I would have counted as a win anyway. But then my fiancée forgot to put spinach into the pasta we had for supper. So, below 2000 kcal! Therion's Quest - Guitar: +1 XP: |||| Trying to learn Hard to Concentrate form the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It's so gorram fast!!! H'annit's Quest - Moving: XP: || ... --------------------------- Week zero was okay. But I need to put more effort into my diet and my breathing exercises.
  2. Akura

    Akura collects XP in Orsterra

    Ophilia's Quest - Breathing: XP: Yet again, complete forgot my breathing exercises. Will do some now while watching a film, but that isn't good enough. Cyrus' Quest - Studying game dev: +1 XP: |||| Worked a tiny little more on the BotW fire arrows and a tiny little bit on a strategy RPG setup. And now I'll do a bit of coding for a puzzle AI which I want to present at work on Wednesday. Nothing significant on either topic, but quite a bit over the whole afternoon. Tressa's Quest - Budgeting: XP: || Went to the early morning (= 10 o'clock) showing of John Wick 3 and, therefore, paying much less than at night. Not sure that's good enough for a money XP point. Olberic's Quest - Working out: XP: || ... Primrose's Quest - Fiancée effort: +1 XP: || We watch John Wick 3 together and got a few things done while we were in the city. Alfyn's Quest - Eating well: XP: | Fried eggs with bread and cheese for breakfast, a piece of cake in the afternoon and chilli with bread and beer... 2116 kcal. Darn! Definitely too much bread! Therion's Quest - Guitar: +1 XP: ||| ... H'annit's Quest - Moving: +1 XP: || Carrying a heavy bag of groceries, bringing some stuff to the civic amenity site and buying and carrying crates of water and beer home. Not too intense, but I count that as a movement win for now...
  3. Akura

    Akura collects XP in Orsterra

    Ophilia's Quest - Breathing: XP: Same as yesterday: Didn't spend a single second thinking about my breathing exercises... Cyrus' Quest - Studying game dev: +1 XP: ||| Started to recreate the fire arrows from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in Unity. Tressa's Quest - Budgeting: +1 XP: || No breakfast. And no extra drink while playing Go with a friend. Olberic's Quest - Working out: XP: || ... Primrose's Quest - Fiancée effort: +1 XP: | Playing catch, going out for dinner, planning the wedding and now watching a film. Alfyn's Quest - Eating well: XP: | Overall, I ate not too bad today. But my fiancée and I went to a Bavarian restaurant for dinner. So, obviously, I obliterated my calorie bound. Therion's Quest - Guitar: XP: || ... H'annit's Quest - Moving: +1 XP: | Playing catch with my fiancée.
  4. Akura

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Running away and evading my problems? Stamina vessel!
  5. Akura

    Akura collects XP in Orsterra

    Ophilia's Quest - Breathing: XP: Didn't spend a single second thinking about my breathing exercises. Cyrus' Quest - Studying game dev: +1 XP: || Did a little bit of remixing of some famous songs such that I have a pool of cheap background music. Apart from that, I realised that building a complete game is, at the moment, quite impossible due to my lack of skill in the two game engines I like. So, for the foreseeable future, I'll focus on single mechanics trying to get used to the engines. Tressa's Quest - Budgeting: XP: | ... Olberic's Quest - Working out: +1 XP: || Did a light upper body workout and sprint training. My ankle still hurt a bit throughout the day, mostly during squats, but while running it was fine. Primrose's Quest - Fiancée effort: XP: Watching Germany's Next Topmodel with my fiancée and talking a little bit about the wedding. Doesn't feel effortful enough... Alfyn's Quest - Eating well: +1 XP: | We didn't have enough milk for a protein shake this morning, so I had some yoghurt. Because of that, my calories were a little bit higher than I wanted to. But I could compensate at supper and stayed below 200 kcal. There was even room for a little beer... Making Jason Momoa proud, I guess! Therion's Quest - Guitar: +1 XP: || Short practice session. Went well. H'annit's Quest - Moving: XP: ...
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    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Whether you choose a heart container or a stamina vessel says more about your personality than your zodiac sign...
  7. Akura

    Manarelle pays the rent

    Well, do you stress yourself out whenever you don't try different things? (Like I do...) Or do you just want to focus on fewer hobbies in order to get things done and be more productive?
  8. Akura

    Akura collects XP in Orsterra

    Ophilia's Quest - Breathing: XP: Tried to do a few of my exercises during work, but not enough to earn XP. Cyrus' Quest - Studying game dev: +1 XP: | Did a little bit of sprite work. Due to my fiancée coming home early I won't have time for much else. Tressa's Quest - Budgeting: XP: | Went to the regular grocery store instead of the organic food store. Not sure I want to count that as a (money) win. Especially on a day I went out for lunch... Olberic's Quest - Working out: +1 XP: | Every Wednesday a colleague of mine offers Yoga for all of us. I participated again today. Had a few problems with my left ankle which hurts since Sunday. But overall it went fine. Primrose's Quest - Fiancée effort: XP: Watching Murder on the Orient Express with my fiancée today. Not sure whether that counts as 'effort', considering we're both movie addicts. Alfyn's Quest - Eating well: XP: Went out for lunch to a burger restaurant with my colleagues to celebrate one of their birthdays. And I had a little bit of leftover cake from yesterday. Overall I ate not too badly -- no bun for the burger and a salad for supper -- but still much more than 2000 kcal. Therion's Quest - Guitar: +1 XP: | First time playing the guitar in about two weeks. Went much better than I expected. H'annit's Quest - Moving: XP: ...
  9. Akura

    Akura collects XP in Orsterra

    My favourite character is Tressa, but H'annit's story is really great! If I remember correctly, she speaks a very rural accent in the original Japanese. I guess the best way to translate this was to use this weird old-style English... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Welcome! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So... Today I had a panic attack at work. First one in a year. Not the best way to start the challenge. Now everything's mostly fine, but it's still super annoying and embarassing. Went home a bit early and wanted to do a few things for the challenge, but then I was too unmotivated and mostly just HBomberguy videos on YouTube... Ophilia's Quest - Breathing: XP: ... Cyrus' Quest - Studying game dev: XP: ... Tressa's Quest - Budgeting: +1 XP: | Had a protein shake fro breakfast. In particular, I didn't buy breakfast. Olberic's Quest - Working out: XP: ... Primrose's Quest - Fiancée stuff: XP: ... Alfyn's Quest - Eating well: XP: ... Had some cake (due to a calleague's birthday) and little interest in tracking calories after my panic attack... Therion's Quest - Guitar: XP: ... H'annit's Quest - Moving: XP: ...
  10. Akura

    Akura's Champion Trial

    Interesting result: My therapist thinks my legs might be of different lengths. Would explain that my left foot is turned outwards more than the right and that my pains/problems are always asymmetrically on one side. On Thursday I have an appointment with a different therapist at the same praxis and I'll ask her about it, too. And I'll probably study Katy Bowman's work to see what she thinks... At the moment I'm a bit hesitant to see my orthopaedist about it since I don't want him to simply prescribe insoles... ----- New challenge...
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    Akura collects XP in Orsterra

    Halfway through the last challenge I lost motivation mostly due to injury and pain. In particular, I had little interest in posting here and keeping track of things too detailedly. So, for this challenge, I chose a relatively large selection of things want to do and the challenge is simply trying to do them. And despite the fact that I really like my tally-mark system, I want to take a bit of pressure off. So, I'll do note whenever I do something well, but I won't keep track of the days and I won't over-analyse the results. I'll call this system "collecting XP", since it's only about doing the things at all and not necessarily about any regularity. And the judgement on when I achieved to do something will be mostly qualitatively, not quantitatively. And currently I'm obsessed again with Octopath Traveler and its soundtrack, so I'll take that as my theme. Ophilia's Quest Breathing My physical therapist gave me a few stretches and exercises to help my back pain. The only real thing I struggle are my breathing exercises to strengthen the stabiliser muscles in my core. So, doing that will be my first task. I'll get 1 XP if I do them more often than just the few times wating in front of the coffee machine at work. Cyrus' Quest Studying game development As a way to bolster up my curriculum vitae I want to learn C#. Also, I want to draw more, but I lack the inspiration. So, combining both, I'll try to learn how to use Unity to make video games. I have a few ideas for games in my mind, but since I struggle quite a bit with the engine itslef at the moment, I will simply try to build a few mock-ups and to learn how to create pixel art. I'll get 1 XP if I do someting game-dev related or at least 30 minutes. (Watchin YouTube tutorials doesn't count...!) Tressa's Quest Saving money Towards the end of the year my fiancée and I need to find a new flat, next year we'll get married and want to go to America for the honeymoon and, sooner or later, I'll need a new car. So, I should try to save more money. In particular, my fiancée and I want to put a few hundred bucks each month into a savings account. But, of course, that's not a reasonable goal for a month-long challenge. So, I'll focus more on keeping my budget and myking smart money decision. Cooking at home instead of ordering take-out, etc. I'll get 1 XP for each smart money decision. A bit unclear, what smart is, but that'll do. Olberic's Quest Working Out I need to (and want to) work out more to get stronger. Also, I want to run much more and, in particular, training for the 5.5km run in the first week of June. I get 1 XP whenever I work out, go for a run or do Yoga. Doing just stretches and mobility exercises doesn't count for this challenge. Primrose's Quest Doing things for my fiancée After moving in with my fiancée our lives got a little bit calmer. Everything goes well, but I want to put in a little bit extra effort. I'll get 1 XP whenever I do something to move my relationship forward. Again a bit unclear, but good enough. Alfyn's Quest Eat well Losing weight is still my main goal. (12kg to go...) As my stomach problems are absent for a few weeks now, I'll try to replace breakfast with a protein shake a few days per week and see how that goes. But that alone won't help much, I guess, so I'll also track calories. I'll get 1 XP for each day I eat less than 2000 kcal. Therion's Quest Practising the guitar Right after I proposed to my girlfriend -- singing a love song to her -- I immediately lost motivation to practise the guitar. (As was expected...) So, I'll re-introduce that back into my challenges. I'll get 1 XP whenver I practise the guitar for at least 15 minutes. H'annit's Quest Move Working out alone is not good enough to live a movement-rich and, consequently, healthy life. So, I want to make sure that I incorporate low-intensity movements -- like playing catch, dancing, swimming, long walks -- into my daily life. I get 1 XP if I do a low-intensity movement for an adequate amount of time. Again, a bit fuzzy...
  12. Akura

    Challenge for life, challenge for now [Manarelle]

    Wow, the helmet really helps to sell the whole costume!
  13. Akura

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Let's go!!