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ironmeg

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  1. Hey guys! I've been gone for a few months but I thought I would check in. I seem to have missed the beginning of the first of the year challenge but that is ok. I'll try to jump into some mimi-challenges, and I forgot about habitica, thanks for the reminder! Question about that too, does anyone team up with friends to take out monsters? Just curious if there is a group here or something. Glad to be back, can't wait for the next challenge!
  2. I didn't get any points except two points for water yesterday. I drank all 8 glasses... and stayed way below my calorie goal though. It's amazing how being properly hydrated makes you less.... snacky....
  3. Well not the best weekend for drinking water, and I only got 2 outta 3 workouts last week, but I lost a pound and I'm still working on getting my points in Current Tally: Water: 3/32 Work out: 6/42 Pounds: 5/25 Chairs: 2/42.5 Napkins: 5/25 Flowers: 0/30 Featured: 20/80 Non-Featured: 10/20
  4. It's on youtube, Jake Mace I believe. Basically it's a workout series focused around the desire to do martial arts. I'll post a link when I get home
  5. Just checking in this morning. Nothing crazy yesterday. Got 1 workout (3 points) and 8 glasses of water (2 points) so that was good. DIdn't do so great food wise. Work killed us yesterday, then the workout, and Eric didn't want to wait for me to cook anything so we had gyros for dinner. Not the worst option but still, not the best. Oh well, soldier on. Very tired this morning.....
  6. Ahhhh spoilers! I'm in the middle of the first book. I'm glad the first challenge went so well for you though
  7. Yesterday was a doosey of a day. My fiance had to work late so we drove separately and I rode my motorcycle to work. I needed to get gas on the way home so I was on my way when my gear shift literally just came loose. I shifted up and and gear shift just kept going up and wouldn't come down.... So I coasted into a parking space I was luckily near, and had to walk home. It wasn't too far but by the time I got there I was done for the day. I waited for him to get home, got the tools we needed and went to get my bike. No chance I was going to work out yesterday, and didn't hit my water goal (ironically as it was very hot outside). I have decided to add an addendum to the water goal, if I drink 8 glasses in a day I get an extra +1. This allows me to make up for really bad days like this one, and encourages me to increase the water I'm drinking anyways. As not to bore you, I want to post updates of how things are going every day but I wont post my points but once a week or so. I look forward to working out when I get home tonight though. Drove the car, it's a bit more reliable
  8. Yes actually. It just so happens that they have an instructables wedding contest going on, so I'll be participating there
  9. Hello everyone, this is my second challenge. I've decided to join the monks, at least for a time as martial arts has always been a huge draw for me. I haven't been active since I was about 18, but I had achieved quite a lot by that point. I have trained in the Okinawan form of shitu ryu, and in Tae-kwon-do. I am currently working through a work out series specifically geared towards people who want to learn Kung Fu. Hopefully once my life settles down a bit (after I get married) I'll be able to join a dojo around here to continue my training. For now, I am looking forward to Losing weight, looking great for the big day and finishing as much Wedding prep as possible. Here are the goals for this challenge. I started it yesterday. Challenge 2 32 days Level up my health Drink 6 glasses of water +1 every day Work out at least 3 times a week +3 every workout Lose 5 lbs +5 every lb Total Goal: 99 points Level up my wedding Finish 85 chair coverings +.5 for each Finish 50 cloth napkins +.5 for each Finish 150 flowers +.2 for each Total Goal: 97 Points Level up my hobby Attempt for 4 featured instructables +20 points Instructables that don't get featured +10 points Total Goal: 100 Points Current Tally: Water: 1/32 Work out: 3/42 Pounds: 0/25 Chairs: 1.5/42.5 Napkins: 5/25 Flowers: 0/30 Featured: 20/80 Non-Featured: 0/20
  10. I absolutely hate public speaking so, I could never do what you do. I don't blame you for being nervous at all.
  11. Seriously that is incredible, well done!!
  12. Welp here's the final tally for this month. I must say I agree with it. It was a "meh" month, I could have done so much better but I could have done a lot worse too. Just gotta keep working on it. I wont lie, I did NOT expect cleaning to be my strong suit..... Level up my health: Pack a lunch for work 4 days a week 10/19 - *lost one day due to lunch 'n learn *lost one day cause mondays suck *lost one day cause water heater *lost one day being a good friend Keep track of calorie counts every day 22/34 Level up my life: 14 hours of cleaning 12 hours 0 min/14 Level up my hobby: Complete 5 unique items, including how-to blog posts Items complete: 5/5 How-tos complete: 3/5 Items complete: X wand holder - blog done replica brooms Fabric flowers for the wedding vivi staff commission light box for centerpeices Final Tally: Pack lunch - 10/19 - D Calorie Tracking - 22/34 - D 14 Hours of cleaning - 12/14 - A hobby - 3/5 - C Overall - C
  13. Thanks! And yea, life definitely happens :/ I think I was a bit too specific and not flexible enough in my goals this first challenge. Definitely something I will take with me into the next challenge. I'm very pumped about what I've learned here and can't wait to give it another shot. Thanks!
  14. Not only did I complete my new how-to, I did it on instructables, entered a contest with it AND got featured by the intructables team with it. Boo-Ya AAAAANyways. I'm hoping to finish another how-to or two before the time is up. I'm still working out which wasn't part of the challenge but has helped immensely. Been a pretty good couple of days. So much wedding prep.... Only two more days in the challenge, and I look forward to the next one. I believe I'll be switching over tot he Monks, but I hope not to lose track of the awesome friends I've made this challenge. Follow me, I'll follow you Calories: Monday - failed Tuesday - 1335 Wednesday - 1480 Thursday - 1370 Friday - Saturday - Level up my health: Pack a lunch for work 4 days a week 10/19 - *lost one day due to lunch 'n learn *lost one day cause mondays suck *lost one day cause water heater *lost one day being a good friend Keep track of calorie counts every day 21/34 Level up my life: 14 hours of cleaning 11 hrs 40 min/14 Level up my hobby: Complete 5 unique items, including how-to blog posts Items complete: 5/5 How-tos complete: 2/5 Items complete: X wand holder - blog done replica brooms Fabric flowers for the wedding vivi staff commission light box for centerpeices Mini challenge Nothing but water or tea past 9pm 8/14 days lost several days to holiday weekend
  15. Hey still here Severine, I actually forgot to post yesterday >< Anyways, I'm doing alright in my last week. I'm probably going to finish with a C for the month which, is not what I was hoping for but, eh. Next challenge will have very different goals. But hopefully I'll keep up with some of the cleaning habits I've formed this challenge. I'm still hoping to get another howto or two done before the end of the challenge to bump up my score a bit, and looks like I'm gonna ace the cleaning. I've actually started working out as well (I know jumping the gun) but that is going to be the focus of next challenge. Working out and being healthy, and getting stuff done for the wedding. I've gone full wedding mode lol Calories: Monday - failed Tuesday - 1335 Wednesday - 1480 Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Level up my health: Pack a lunch for work 4 days a week 10/19 - *lost one day due to lunch 'n learn *lost one day cause mondays suck *lost one day cause water heater *lost one day being a good friend Keep track of calorie counts every day 20/34 Level up my life: 14 hours of cleaning 11 hrs 40 min/14 Level up my hobby: Complete 5 unique items, including how-to blog posts Items complete: 5/5 How-tos complete: 1/5 Items complete: X wand holder - blog done replica brooms Fabric flowers for the wedding vivi staff commission light box for centerpeices Mini challenge Nothing but water or tea past 9pm 7/14 days lost several days to holiday weekend
  16. Thank you for your response, I think you hit the nail on the head sarakingdom. I want something mentally and physically stimulating, and I used to love rock climbing as well, but there is only one rock climbing place even in Nashville and it's down town. I definitely want to eventually join a school for martial arts, but so much time and money is being thrown at the wedding/honeymoon, I don't have much to spare. After the wedding, later this year I definitely want to look into schools around here, and I know the most logical way to get back into martial arts would be just to join somewhere but it's not feasible right now. I like the idea of the workout you mentioned and I'll probably give that a try, thanks!!
  17. Thanks for your response, honestly I have no intention of attempting to outrun my fork. I know my week points there and I have things I want to change accordingly in order to cut down on calories and eat healthier. The thing I can't figure out is what kind of work out I want to try and get into. I need to get moving. I work a desk job and I do activities after work, but no where near enough. I've already cut my calorie goal down to 1500, and I don't really want to cut it too much more. I'm just looking for a routine that might help me feel less like a work out and more like I'm learning an actual skill. I have a really hard time working out, my brain tells me it's pointless and I'm not going to get anything out of it. One of the few things I've enjoyed doing physically has been sports and martial arts, and I want to get back in to martial arts but it's been over 10 years and I don't know where to start. I don't know of any good places around here to join either. My gym doesn't do any type of kick boxing classes sadly. I want something that I can do at home to help as a building block to getting in shape to do martial arts again. Even if that just means doing a standard workout routine, that is fine, I just though you guys might have some ideas.
  18. Hey Guys, I'm looking for a martial arts workout routine for next challenge, does anyone have any recommendations? I know that is a very vague request but I'm willing to try just about anything. Getting married in 5 months and gotta fit into that dress
  19. Nice Thursday! Sounds like you're ending the week strong!
  20. Thanks Dreamspin, and Severine, you are not wrong... Trust me we heard all the jokes by the time we got to work in the morning lol. So after work consisted of spending an hour changing out all of the old door knobs. I'm considering it improving the home and there for cleaning time. I wasn't feeling very good so I went to lay down about 8:30, before I'd even eating anything for dinner, and just passed out. Didn't get up till the alarm went off and Eric even snoozed it for 30 minutes. On the plus side, I'm feeling a bit better, and didn't get a chance for late night snacking lol. Calories: Monday - 1890 Tuesday - 1690 PL Wednesday - 1295 PL Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Level up my health: Pack a lunch for work 4 days a week 10/19 - *lost one day due to lunch 'n learn *lost one day cause mondays suck *lost one day cause water heater *lost one day being a good friend Keep track of calorie counts every day 18/34 Level up my life: 14 hours of cleaning 8 hrs 20 min/14 Level up my hobby: Complete 5 unique items, including how-to blog posts Items complete: 5/5 How-tos complete: 1/5 Items complete: X wand holder - blog done replica brooms Fabric flowers for the wedding vivi staff commission light box for centerpeices Mini challenge Nothing but water or tea past 9pm 4/14 days
  21. Very nice! Straight A's!
  22. Fun story for those following along on the crazy train, My fiance and I literally got to break out of our own bedroom this morning. Weeeee. The mechanism inside of the door handle broke and we had to pry it open. Fun adventures. We'll be going to lowe's to replace all of the 40 year old knobs in the house. Calories: Monday - 1890 Tuesday - 1690 PL Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Level up my health: Pack a lunch for work 4 days a week 9/19 - *lost one day due to lunch 'n learn *lost one day cause mondays suck *lost one day cause water heater *lost one day being a good friend Keep track of calorie counts every day 17/28 Level up my life: 14 hours of cleaning 7 hrs 20 min/14 HALF WAY! Level up my hobby: Complete 5 unique items, including how-to blog posts Items complete: 5/5 How-tos complete: 1/5 Items complete: X wand holder - blog done replica brooms Fabric flowers for the wedding vivi staff commission light box for centerpeices Mini challenge Nothing but water or tea past 9pm 3/14 days
  23. Rock on! Sounds like it's going great And yes, we much be very wary of such horse eating balloons of course.
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