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  1. AstroTrombone blasts off!

    OMG i didn't notice the typo until just now lol. BanD geek, not banK geek haha my bad
  2. AstroTrombone blasts off!

    Oh haha I just saw the typo! Fixed it!
  3. AstroTrombone blasts off!

    Basically the most fun people you'll eve meet! lol. I was in marching band elementary school through college, I play the trombone. I still play occasionally and identify as a band geek A band geek is just a type of nerd that is/was in marching band.
  4. AstroTrombone blasts off!

    I suppose for now my main quest is to just form better habits and actually keep up with it this time, instead of falling back into bad exercise/diet/life habits after 3 weeks like I usually do. I have some bigger long term goals that are probably a little ridiculous and outside the scope of this 4 week challenge. Is that what you mean?
  5. My First Challenge

    Hi there! Your first goal for this challenge is similar to one of mine, woo! Best of luck to you!
  6. First Challenge

    Hi Lincoln_R1! For your first goal, I'm just curious, do you eat/plan to eat veggies at breakfast? Or just lunch or dinner? I know my breakfast tends to be very carby/grainy, and I don't really have time to cook in the morning, so I was interested in what other folks do. Best of luck!
  7. Kevin has Respawned

    Hi Kevin! I can totally relate to your third goal, the caffeine struggle is real. Best of luck!
  8. First Challenge. Not on the bike.

    Hi Adventure Sarah! Fellow NF newbie here. For your third goal, maybe try the "20 seconds of courage" idea that I've seen on NF. I know it's not easy, but I used this technique (before I knew it was a real thing haha) to make friends when I moved to a new state.
  9. AstroTrombone blasts off!

    Thank you! I just need someone to hold me accountable and push me to stick with it. I've learned that I'm the type of person that needs to be coached with things like this. The French fry thing, it's more about the domino effect of making healthier food choices when I'm not cooking my own food. I used to cave and buy lunch during the week when I was at work, and I would end up eating greasy fast food, but recently I've been pretty good about packing my lunch. I didn't want to tell myself I wouldn't go out to eat at all, I just want to make healthier choices when I do. So when I go out to grab food/drinks with friends, I'm not gonna deprive myself, just maybe have a salad or veggies as a side. Baby steps!
  10. Hello everyone! I'm new to Nerd Fitness, but not really new to nerd or fitness. Nerd background: I'm an aerospace engineer, band geek, book worm, Whovian, Potterhead, big into GoT/ASOIAF, huge Rush fan, crocheter... you get the idea, I've got some nerd cred. Fitness background: I've played sports my whole life. Basketball, Ultimate, volleyball, you name it. I just like to play! However, I've never been particularly fast/agile/athletic, which is something I want to work on. I've run a few 5ks before, I was pretty slow, but I finished. Quest: I've started and quit many times in trying to get fit, so I think a 4 week challenge will help me focus for short spurts. As of now, I've been running a few days a week, playing Ultimate, and meal planning pretty consistently, so I have somewhat of a base to build from. Fitness- NF beginner body weight workout 3 times a week. I haven't done any sort of strength training in a while, so I want to get back into that. I'm a little concerned about the push ups, but I see this as an opportunity to grow! I can do about 4 good pushups right now. Diet- No french fries. This is a weakness of mine. I've cut wayyyyy back on fast food, but my friend group likes to go out to eat on the weekend. I think if I go 4 weeks without french fries, I will make healthier decisions when I go out to eat with my friends. Life- write down three good things every day in a journal. This could be things like "I had a productive day at work" or "I saw a dog today" or "baby hippos exist and that's great." This journey is about making a positive change in my life and focusing on positive things instead of negative.