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  1. Time for challenge number 2! TLC - Tables, Ladders and Chairs (well… Walls, Tables and Chairs…) I've had a little re-jig of my main goals, I think it's important to reflect and adapt. You can find an overview of them HERE The challenges below feed into these bigger GOALS! Look Good! (Big goal; Lose 8 lbs) Do 10 full floor push-ups! -Sounds daft I know! But I cannot do full push-ups. I never have been able to! But after reading a great thread on this forum (I'll find the link) I've formulated a plan to get there. So this challenge is; Start with the WALL (10 full wall push-ups) GET THE TABLE (10 full table push-ups) Give 'em the CHAIR (10 full chair push-ups) Go for the pin … FLOOR (10 full floor push-ups) I have a plan - 2, 4, 6, day off, 8, day off, 10 - Move to next level - Repeat NF LVL 5 Back to following the NF level 5 healthy eating plan. So no sugary drinks,vegetables with 2 meals a day, once a week I can eat 'empty carbs' (bread, pasta, pizza etc.), and I'll allow one "treat" a week (cake, biscuits, chocolate etc.) Hope to achieve 4lbs weight loss! Trackables: Weight: 139.2 BF%: 27% Waist: 35" Hips: 37" Arms: 11" (biceps) Tracker in Bullet Journal (see below) Feel Good! Stick to my Evening Routine. I feel best when I know I've had time to relax after a long day, my skin is feeling good (and not spotty and scratched), and I've had a good night's sleep. So for this goal, I've created a simple evening routine, including skin care, time for reading, and getting to bed by 11.30. Simple stuff really, but making sure I stick to it should really set me up for the next day. Trackables: Mark off each task in bullet journal tracker (see below) Finish 1 book Getting Productive and Creative! I didn't achieve this goal in my last challenge so I've brought it over with some extra! I want to sign-up to schoolistic's storyboarding class, and complete 3 hours of the course through the 4-weeks. Trackables: Sign-Up Done 1 Hour Done 2 Hour Done 3 Hour Done For this challenge I'm making it super simple, and you may think my challenges are a bit naff for a fairly healthy adult, but hear me out! BONUS INCENTIVE: Something I really struggled with in the last challenge was when just 'doing it to look good etc' just wasn't enough. I'd convince myself that no-one cares, including myself, what happened ever and would consume whatever I could get my hands on and curl up under a blanket. So as an added bonus, just to keep on track, I've decided that for every lb I lose, I'll take £70 out of my long-term savings. Once I've lost 8lbs I will have enough to buy… A SHINY NEW CINTIQ I've wanted one for a really long time, but just couldn't warrant spending such a huge sum of money in one go, so this way I can, in a way, 'spread the payments, and also feel like I really deserve it. Bonus! It will help with my work so also contributes to one of my main goals. BOOM! I want to look Good! I want to feel Good! I want to be Proud, Productive and Creative!
  2. I've printed off my own copy of the worksheet for the 4-week challenge starting...Now? Next week? The one after Feb 4th..... Do we just say, "Hey, I also am Doing The Thing" and post accordingly? Or is there more to it than that?
  3. I've printed off my own copy of the worksheet for the 4-week challenge starting...Now? Next week? The one after Feb 4th..... Do we just say, "Hey, I also am Doing The Thing" and post accordingly? Or is there more to it than that?
  4. Here is my 4-week challenge for January of 2017. This year I plan on doing some amazing things! I spent over two hours working on my goals for this year. That top one is insane. Kouhaku is the biggest music show in all of Japan. It's on NHK every New Year's Eve. Watching the 2016 one got me all excited and thinking that I could totally be on that stage. I must be outta my mind but I'm going to go for it anyway. First step is to create my act. Let's get everything we want in 2017!
  5. This is a thread inspired entirely by laziness. Because I want to encourage others, but I don't want to navigate through lots of people's different threads. So Why don't we all post our challenges and encouragement to each other in this one thread. Here are my challenges for the next four weeks. You'd think creating a show to play at the biggest music festival in Japan would be the most difficult thing, but I have NO FREAKING IDEA how to find a freaking charity. Upon searching for "Charity Niigata" in Japanese nothing that is actually based in Niigata came up. So perhaps I'd need to find an individual instead of a charity. I've also walked all around my area at night and cannot find a single homeless person. This is inconvenient. . .
  6. All right, so my first challenge went well with the beginner goals and the like - although I couldn't really go to sleep ten minutes earlier like I wanted. I'm going to come in for the whole four weeks this time around, since I only got a week and a half of the last one - and with my own goals this time, too! Diet Goals Lose 2 lbs/week. 7000 calories. Fitness Goals Practice Handstands on my rest days: Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun. Do Nerd Fitness Bodyweight Routine 3x/week: Mon, Wed, Fri. Level Up Your Life Goals Put $100 in to Savings every Friday. These goals are a mixture of what I've broken down my Feb. 4th goal of visiting my parents for the first time in five years, and my goal of being more physically fit so that I can look damned good when I do visit. Plus, I want to get in to parkour and martial arts, so being better at working with and moving my own body weight is essential.
  7. Hello everyone! I'm new here, and I'm going to be turning my life around. I've been doing it off and on for a few years now, not really making progress and even going way too far backwards in progress. When I was approaching 280 lbs, I came to the conclusion that I am a dumb. I stuck to a strict calorie-counting diet and started training for a 5k, but then hit a horrible stint where my back and limbs decided "Nah, this progress thing is the pits." and proceeded to mess up. Constant stiff back and back pain, plus pain around my hips, made the 3x/week 5k training so painful that my motivation died and I stagnated ever since. But, I'm at 215 lbs now, which is nice. Going to finally break out of that stagnation now with this 4-week challenge; or, I suppose, 1 1/2 week challenge. Diet Eat a vegetable with one meal every day Reduce fast food consumption by 50% Fitness Complete the NF bodyweight workout at least 1x a week Level Up Your Life Go to bed 10 minutes earlier each week I put them in my character profile, too!
  8. A meager strand of glistening light cascades gently, gliding its way through the worn cracks of my life. A shadow lurks about, hovering, waiting to consume the legendary habits built on the sweat of my back from years in the making. It screams, spewing forth an oath out from the darkness as I watch the dust swirl and dance wildly about around the gauntlet lying directly in front of me. Chugging several gulps of sweet ambrosia, a Japanese beer name Asahi, I lean in to pick the worn metal glove, pondering the implication of my actions. I pause for a moment, “Do I truly wish to see this journey to its end? What truth am I seeking? What demon has possessed me to alienate myself from all of life’s blissful creations…beer, bread, pastries to name a few?” A smile glides across my face as I savor the last sips of ice cold beer sliding the cold metal armor onto my hand as I continue to type. Goal: to possess at least ½ of the speed, power, and talent of Bruce Lee! 4-week challenge #1 – The Shadow Reveals its True Self. Start Date: 5/10/2016 Age: 47 Current Rank: High Yellow. Fitness (5 points – STR or DEX: A = 5, B= 4, C=3, D=2) 1. Taekwondo classes two nights per week 2. Flexibility: Yoga stretches 3x per week 3. Body weight exercises 3x per week: a. Squats – 3 sets of 10 with front snap kicks b. Single leg lungs – 3 sets of 10 each c. Regular pushups - 3 sets of 20 d. Single Arm kettle bell row – 3 sets of 10 e. Archer Pulls with Resistance Bans – 3 sets of 10 f. Bicycle Crunches – 2 sets of 40 g. Leg lifts – 2 sets of 20 Nutrition (4 points CON: A = 4, B= 3, C=2, D=1) 1. Reduce Starbucks cappuccino to one per day. 2. Reduce carbs to only steamed rice once per day. 3. No sugar sweets. 4. Max 3 beers on Friday and Saturday Night. No drinking any other night of the week (I am being realistic here, people). Meditation and Learning (5 points to WIS or CHA: A = 5, B= 4, C=3, D=2) 1. Mediate 15 minutes per day 2. Practice Hangeul (Korean) for 20 minutes 3x per week. 3. Work on C# coding for mobile game project 3x per week. 4. Obtain Next rank – Orange Belt on June 9th.
  9. So I may or may not have seen the Deadpool movie on Valentine's Day.... She saw it. She totally saw it. Yeah, Wade. That was obvious. ​Not to me, sweet cheeks! Can I get back to my story now? ​Yeah, yeah, sorry. You're doing the important stuff. The life-changing accountability... let me get out of your way- Anyway. I love Deadpool - who doesn't? - and maximum effort! has become my life motto, so I decided to make this challenge Deadpool themed. Because life is better when approached with humour, sarcasm, and a death wish. Couldn't have said it better myself. And yet you felt the need to comment.... So, without further ado *trumpet sound effects* My first challenge, or, Winning At Life With Wade Winston Wilson. Part One: Work Out! (10 xp) Oh yeah, her author-ness wants me to say that she's logging her epic quest in the epic quest thing, and that's what the xp points are all about. I'm only doing this under sufferance. She doesn't control me. Much. Thank you, Wade. I'm running every day (have been for a few months now - on Day 59, yay!) and started strength training last week. I'm shooting for three times a week, and I'm on Bodyweight Brigade Level 1 now. I might level up during this challenge, but the consistency is more important to me than the increase in difficulty. So, to win this I will do 12 workouts, barring injury. Part Two: Eat Popcorn (15 xp) Popcorn? I love popcorn! It's what people eat when they watch movies. And I love movies. Especially ones with me in them, that are wildly successful, and deserve sequels... This one's not about the popcorn. Not really. I tend to emotionally eat when I'm stressed, when I'm feeling overwhelmed, and when I'm tired. So to succeed in this challenge, I need to do the following. First of all, eat healthy snacks when I feel the urge to comfort eat. Popcorn and carrot sticks (seriously, those things are delicious!) are much better than crisps and Hobnobs. And even better than popcorn and carrot sticks is seeing the urge to eat coming and trying to divert myself. Not that I expect to beat the habit in four weeks. I just want to see if I can become more aware of it, to start off with. Part Three: Drink More (Water)! (10 xp) Water? Really? You're no fun. Ok. You're some fun. But still. Water? That's boring. Actually, Wade, I agree. Water isn't my favourite thing to drink. I have a Tony Stark-level love of coffee, especially in the morning. But I feel better when I'm more hydrated, not to mention that my skin is clearer, and it's probably better for me to drink more water anyway. So my goal is to drink at least two litres of water 4 days a week. That's 16 days in total. Part Four: Good Morning Mojo! (15 xp) What the hell? Dude. You have been reading way too many self-improvement books, lady. Seriously. Can't you come up with a better name than that? Wade, if you come up with a better name, let me know. Seriously. Dude. No sassing the mercenary! Pot, meet kettle. Those in glass houses... Should not walk around with katanas. In all earnestness, though, this one's going to be the hardest for me. My goal for this is to every day pick an affirmation (doesn't have to be new every day), and say it, out loud. One, I'm not a spiritual person at all, so it feels weird. On the other hand, I'm a huge believer in the placebo effect, so I'll take what I can get there. Also, if I'm honest, I'm not as confident in myself, and specifically my body, as I'd like. It's only been about a year since I was able to actually see myself as attractive at all, and I find myself backsliding lately. Not that I want to be stuck-up or anything. I just .... I'm not sure how to explain it. I don't want to look at myself and see the parts I don't like. So yeah. Affirmations. One a day, in the morning. So that's it from me and me! for now. I'll be posting at the end of every week with a report, and daily in my battle log, which I'll link below as well. Wade? Anything you want to say? Need you ask? Anything I want to say? So many things. Don't match your purse to your shoes. Hello Kitty is always acceptable. Katanas are awesome. And totally appropriate in conservatories, don't let her tell you otherwise. Wolverine - Wade! Stop there. Please. I meant about the challenge. You know, any advice for me? Or anyone else reading this? Oh! Oh, that. Um... Advice. Sure! Advice! Don't get into fights with people named after soap companies. Also, true love conquers all. Also- Wade.... Right, right. What's that you always say? Oh yeah. FOR THE REBELLION! *whispers* maximum effort! Bye guys. Let me know if you enjoyed it For the rebellion, Petra. MAXIMUM EFFORT!!!!!! Also, links - my battle log is here
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