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  1. Hello! My name is Cleatorus, same as my WoW handle, and this is my second challenge. I would consider myself a Mountain Dwarf type at 4'11" and 165lbs. I am looking to be a warrior/ranger hybrid for strength and stamina. I want to be an adorable nature-loving, hiking, gardening person as well as a strong self-sufficient badass. I used to play ITG/DDR constantly to keep in shape but after getting married and having a child my dance game routine has fallen to the wayside. I hope to get in more with motivation and encouragement from NF. I have been using the beautiful riverside park outside of my office as a place to run or just get moving under the sun. I have been getting into hiking and gardening as outdoor activities to be more active without scaring myself into being inactive again. While I was going to start on the Warrior side I sustained an arm injury recently and will be focusing more on stamina and gaining lvls in my hiking skills. I am taking night classes in addition to working and commuting with my daughter so my schedule will be varied. Main Quest: Learn to be a better hiker, lose 50lbs, gain muscle mass and strength, continue healthier eating habits. Quest 1: 1hr cleaning or 1hr exercise 2 days a week Measurement: A = 1hr for 15 days, B = 1hr, 10 days, C = 1hr, 5 days Quest 2: Cut out as much sugar as possible (additional, non natural sugars) Measurement: A = 20 days/no sugar, B = 15 days/no sugar, C = 10 days/no sugar Quest 3: Go on a hike every weekend. I want to incorporate my daughter and husband into hiking. Measurement: A = 8mi, 4wknd; B = 4mi, 4wknd, C = 2mi, 4wknd, Life Quest: Lead an active healthy lifestyle for myself as well as a role-model for my family. Measurement: A = 42 days, B = 36 days, C = 30 days Motivation: I have already lost 35lbs on my own and see what a huge change that has made. I see the difference in how i'm treated both by myself and by strangers. I notice how I can interact with my daughter easier. I have more energy to do the things I enjoy and I have depressive thoughts less often. My motivation is to continue this feeling of accomplishment and to lead my life in a positive way.
  2. My name is Lauren, I'm a 25 year old Bostonian living in San Diego. I have always hated running, with a passionate fervor people usually reserved for supervillans. But with my move to San Diego and escaping the frigidity of New England winters I've found myself compelled to be outside as often as possible. There is this great place to walk near my work where I usually go to avoid traffic before heading home. I see people of every age, size, and athletic ability walking, running, biking, and rollerbladding around this large pond. These people and the beauty of the area has really inspired me to take on this challenge. So in six weeks I am going to conquer my nemisis! Or more like give it a swift kick to the shin and see if it kills me. My Quest: Be able to run a 5K without walking in six weeks. Q1: Walk/run 3 miles every other day increasing my speed, including going the full 5 miles once a week to increase endurance and stamina. Q2: Actually stretch and roll out my muscles after running so I am better prepared for the next run. Q3: Eat healthier and lighter lunches so I am not weighed down for my runs. LG: I want to incorporate running into my workouts so I can truly appreciate living in a warm climate where being outside all year long is possible. Motivation: My mom and I have signed up for a 10k in October. Our goal is to be able to run at least half of it, if not the whole thing. I know this will be hard for her and if she can do it, so can I! Also I'd like to be able to go for a run with my friends rather than shying away and feeling inadequately fit.
  3. Name's Charlie. I have 9 years of MMA (mixed martial arts) up my sleeve, but since an injury last year I've had to stop. I'd love to get back to the level of fitness I was at and maybe get a little better at other things too, like running which I avoided like the plague, oops. On my rest days, I hope to dedicate myself to yoga to increase flexibility and balance. An example week may be Monday - running Tuesday - Upper body strength training Wednesday - Interval training (running) Thursday - Core strength training Friday - running Saturday - Lower body strength training Sunday - Yoga Main goal To run 5k Missions Run at least 3 times a week Eat Paleo as much as possible Strength train every other day (Sundays off) Side quests Do at least 1 proper pull up Drink more water Life quest Stop procrastinating and finish my Uni application
  4. Hello, my name is Thalianost or Thal if you prefer. I am a lab technician with an acute intrest in medieval reenactment, specificly combat. Hobbies include, homebrewing, cooking, and making chainmaile. This will be my first challange, hope I get it right: Main Quest: Loose my gut and look like a superhero 3 goals: Lift at least 3 times a week Consume at least 200 g protein a day Sleep a minimum or 6 hours a night (i am a new parent and my wife gets up early for work, this is the best I can promise myself right now) Side quests: Walk around Ren faire in full armor 2 days Spar with reenactment group every other week Motivation: My dad and my granpa were big guys and I have seen the health issues that can come from it. Also, since I have my own kid now, I want to stay healthy and active so I can encourage good habits in her. *EDIT* I finally got around to uploading my "Before" picture:
  5. It's a few weeks shy of a year since my last fitness challenge. I took a hiatus from my health and I have paid for it. I started out 2013 weighing 199lbs. I woke up this morning weighing 219lbs. I am 20lbs farther away from a healthy body than I was 9 months ago. I feel it. I feel heavier and things are a bit more difficult than they used to be. I feel that I have been avoiding NF and avoiding personal trainers and health enthusiasts because of guilt. I feel that not only have I let myself down, but everyone else, too. This has to change. After a year of hiatus and dismantling my health, it's time to find balance. Recently, one of my favorite cartoons, Avatar: The Legend of Korra started airing again. It's time to master some elements! Main Quest Master the element of Earth (Gain control of my physical body) Motivation To weigh less than 199 by 2014 To fit into a standard size Halloween costume Earth Armor Bodyweight workout 3x a week STR: 3 A - 3x a week for 6 weeks B - 3x a week for 5 weeks C - 3x a week for 4 weeks D - 3x a week for 3 weeks F - <3x a week for 3 weeks Seismic Sense Eliminate fast food from diet CON:3 A - 0 FF Meals B - 1 FF Meal C - 2 FF Meals D - 3 FF Meals F - >3 FF Meals Rock Slide Bring alcohol consumption down to once a week CON:2 A - 6 drinks in 6 weeks B - 7 drinks in 6 weeks C - 8 drinks in 6 weeks D - 9 drinks in 6 weeks F - >9 drinks in 6 weeks Magnetization (Life Quest) Audition for 10 Minute Plays CHA:3 A - Audition w/ role B - Audition w/o role F - Didn't Audition Starting Stats Height: 6'2'' Weight: 219
  6. Hi Everyone. This is my very first challenge. As you can guess I'm focusing on upper body for my challenge. I know it seems like an easy challenge, but I failed at getting to my goal on my own in the last two months, but I am much closer. So I'm keeping it easy and concentrating on something very specific. End Goal: 1 Pull-Up, 1 Chin-Up, 50 Strict Pushups Sub Goals: 1.) Do Assisted Pull-Ups and Chin ups 3 times a week. 2.) Do Push ups 3 times a week, starting with 5 sets of five (currently I can do a set of 10, but barely) 3.) Keep eating clean Life Goal: Be more organized and productive at work 1.) Leave phone in car until lunch. Because that is where I lose most of my productivity. 2.) Start every Work Day with writing a list of the three most important things I need to accomplish that day. EDIT: Okay I guess I should talk a little about myself. In the past 6 months I decided to get my health and fitness back on track. I changed my diet dramatically, I've lost about 9 pounds, I've learned to run 3 miles without stopping. I tend to get overwhelmed very easy so I don't have any giant wide sweeping long term goals because I need to be focused. I should say one of my goals is to continue my lower body work outs. I just am seriously concentrating on upper body because my strength is severely lacking. Long term I would like to have body weight strength and a lot of endurance. I like mud runs and things like that. My motivation is to be able to keep up with my daughter and to be a good example. I want her to know that adults can play too. I want her to know that movement is joyous. I also want to be able to easily swing her around and carry her on my shoulders. I want to be fit for as long as I live, and I want to be healthy so I can have more fit years.
  7. Greetings! I am a paramedic for a local ambulance company. In my field all we have time for is fast food. For the two years I have been doing this job, I have gained 20-30lbs. and it isn't the healthy pounds. I want to do this program for my health and to build strength. My Beginning Stats: Weight-187.6 Chest-39.5 Hips-39 Stomach-40 Arms-12.7 Thighs(individual)-23 My challenges: 1)Body Strength. I will to build strength in my arms shoulders and back. I plan to do this by doing the Beginner Bodyweight Circuit 3x a week. 2)Weight Loss. I will lose ten pounds during the 6 weeks. I will to get rid of my stomach and strengthen my core. I plan on doing this by doing yoga on the off days of the bodyweight circuit. 3)I will change my diet to eat 80/20 Paleo. My eventual goal will be to eat 100% paleo. 4) I will putty, paint and finish other improvements in my living room and dining room for my upcoming wedding. What's next, WorldMind?!
  8. Hello! I am Sora, and this is not my first challenge. It's my fourth, actually. But there is one thing that makes it different then all of my others. As of today, I am no longer an adventurer. My first two challenges were utter failures, and then I finally found success in my last challenge. I thought about it, and came to the conclusion that my time with the adventurers was over. I think by considering myself as something different then a beginner, I will start acting like one. I run cross country, and will be running track this spring. I am not by any means a great runner. I am actually one of the worst. But I have slowly changed that since signing up for a cross country team, and it feels great. I have been running sinse September 2010, but more seriously sense this fall. Over the winter I have been more focused on strength (see my last challenge), but I want to get back in running shape for track. I hope this challenge goes well, and thank you for welcoming me into the scouts! Goals: Fitness/diet goals- 1)Run distance 3 times a week, and 5 times a week when track starts. 2)Bring my own lunch at least one day a week. 3)Lose 10 lbs. Life Goal- 4)Do at least one session of Rosetta Stone a day How I will reach these goals: 1)Run distance 3 times a week, and 5 times a week when track starts (STA + 2 DEX +3)- I will run at least 2 miles a day until track season, and if there is bad weather, I will ride our stationary bike. When track season starts, I will be doing the planned workouts. 2)Bring my own lunch at least one day a week(CON +3)- I tried this one in my second challenge, and utterly failed (In other words, I didn't bring my own lunch once ). This goal is really to help with my weight loss, and get me eating healthier. I will likely do this on Fridays, because that usually has the worst options for lunch. 3)Lose 10 lbs. (CHA + 1 STA +2)- My first two goals should result in this, but I will be putting forth any other necessary effort to help reach this goal. Last challenge I successfully reached my goal of 7 lbs. by week four, lost some more, then gained some and balanced at just over 7 lbs. I know I was capable of more, so this goal is to keep me working the whole 6 weeks. 4)Do at least one session of Rosetta stone a day(CON +1 WIS +3)- About a month ago I applied to be part of an exchange trip to Japan. I recently recieved notification that I was accepted. I am one of 20 people that were selected. Before I actually get to go, though, I have to attend an orientation weekend with the rest of the 20. Then 15 of us are selected to go, and the other 5 as alternates. I REALLY want to go on this trip, and improving my limited Japanese skills should help ensure that I will be one of the 15. For my last challenge I gave myself an incentive I never cashed in after I earned it. Still waiting to find just what I am looking for. But for this challenge, I will be giving a friend $30. I earn back $5 for every week I reach my goals or take steps toward them successfully. I really don't want to do this, But I can't afford to lose $30 bucks right now, so this should be very motivational. Let me know if you have any suggestions, I will gladly listen! So, here goes. I wish everyone the best of luck! P.S. -I know I am starting kinda late, I apologize for this. I thought it started next week, not this week, and got a little behind. As soon as I realized it started Monday though, I started working towards my goals. Hopefully I will still have enough time to earn my $30 back... Edit: Updated my life goal
  9. Alrighty, time for a good start! Current stats: 138.7 weight, 5'3" height working out 0-1 times per week Using Weight Watchers to help manage my weight/food intake, tracking about 5 days per week, usually a little over points by end of week. I've lost a lot of weight since 2006 or so (Start weight 215), been wavering around 140 for the last few years. I'm not strong yet, but I want to be. *edited to add potential Attribute points, personal rewards, weekly progress* *Note, due to WW, my 'week' starts Sunday, ends Saturday. Obviously I'll go the full challenge time, but this is how I will track personally.* Fitness Goal 1 "Workout" Do beginning bodyweight workout, or 30+min at gym 2x times per week. Attribute Points 3 STR 2 DEX 1 STA Week by week results: 2x workouts (BBW at home, 2 circuits each time) = achieved! A 2x workouts (BBW at home, 3 circuits each time) = achieved! A 3x workouts (BBW at home 2x, at gym once I think) = achieved! A 2x workouts (BBW +stuff at gym twice)= achieved! A 3x workouts )BBW + stuff at gym twice)= achieved! A ? Fitness/Diet Goal 2 "Tracking" Stay 'on track' with Weight Watchers -Track food online every day -Stay within weekly/daily points -Go to meetings once per week on Sundays, or if meeting is missed (snow trips), weigh in somewhere and track it online manually Attribute Points 2 WIS 1 STA 1 CON Week by week results: 7/7 tracked, not within weekly points, went to meeting, up 3(!!) lbs. D+ 5/7 tracked, not within weekly points (probably) missed meeting due to sick F 3/7 tracked, probably ate way too much, weighted in but I was up horribly. 144lb's start was 138 4/7 tracked, weighed in, down from last week to 142, over points = D 7/7 tracked, did not weigh in, weight was down till the end of week but then up. W/i points. =C ? Fitness/Diet Goal 3 "Water vs. Soda" Have max one serving of Soda per day Drink at least one 24oz bottle water per day Attribute Points 3 CON Week by week results: (Started Thursday so only 3 days in 'week') 3/3= Achieved A 7/7 drank enough water each day, only had one serving of soda 2? days= Achieved A 6/7 one day not enough water, soda a few days, but only once each time = Almost there B+ 7/7 ok on water every day, stayed ok on soda as well but more energy drinks than I'd like= B+ 6/7 one day I did not have enough water, stuck to one serving of soda when I did drink it = A- ? Life Goal "$$" Pay an extra payment ($350) towards Car loan by end of 6 week Challenge, plan to re-allocate budget to save for emergencies and new security deposit (new budget to take affect in late Feb after BF moves in). Attribute Points 2 WIS Week 1 Paid additional $115 onto car, adjusted goal to reality of 6 weeks. A Week 2, added nothing, but this is a longer goal. Week 3, ditto week 2 Week 4, ditto week 2, but I did file my taxes so I'll have enough in my refund to do finish it off Week 5, got my tax refund, paid $235 which completes this goal! A Ok, let's see if I did this right! *crosses fingers* Rewards~ I'm a big fan of personal rewards, and have realized that small rewards on a regular basis can help me stay on track more than bigger long term rewards. -Every week that I weigh in and post a loss, I get to purchase a new makeup item for myself. I know that weight loss is not the only important factor in health etc, but right now it is one of my focuses. My goal is to get to 125, a weight I've never been at but that is well within my healthy range (if I do it right and build muscle!) My non scale goal is to fit into some skirts and pants I have that are smaller sz 4's and some 2's. I hope to accomplish this by the 6 week period. -If I complete the 6 week challenge with a C grade or better (this is my first one, so I'm cutting myself a bit of potential slack) then I will buy myself a NF tank top for working out.
  10. Well here I am. Back at the rebellion. As some of you may know, my first two challenges didn't go so well. My first one, back in August, had a good start. Then halfway through, I just kinda lost all motivation. My second challenge also had a great start. But about 4 weeks in (so close! ><), I just sorta came to a halt. I honestly don't have an excuse. I just got lazy. The worst part was that I had already completed most of my goals, or was on track to have them complete by the end of the challenge. So, here I am. Back for another shot. What I fear most is failure. Its just not something I do. As a result, for most of my life, I have done what I am good at, and that's it. This is part of why I left my other 2 challenges. I was afraid I wouldn't reach my goals, so rather than face failure, I gave up. PATHETIC. I am kinda worried that this may also result in failure, but I will never reach my goals if I don't try! Goals: Fitness/diet goals- 1)Workout 3 times a week 2)Eat at least one meal a day COMPLETELY PALEO 3)Lose 7 lbs. (a weird number, I know, but I think It is accomplishable for me but also hard enough that I will truly have to work for it.) Life Goal- 4)Get 90% or higher on ALL midterm exams How I will reach these goals: 1)Workout 3 times a week (STR + 4)- I will be following the basic training plan from the Rebel Strength Guide on a M-W-F schedule. If time allows, I will be doing something to keep active on off days. 2)Eat at least one meal a day COMPLETELY PALEO(CON +3)- I will usually be doing this at breakfast and the rule will be that if its not paleo, it doesn't enter my mouth. I will be putting effort forth to eat as paleo as possible at other meals, but I know that one meal will be hard enough for now. In future challenges, I will hopefully be stepping it up a little each time also. 3)Lose 7 lbs. (CHA + 3)- My first two goals should result in this, but I will be putting forth any other necessary effort to help reach this goal. 4)Get 90% or higher on ALL midterm exams (WIS +4)- I know that I can do this, but it will require effort on my part to take the time out of each day and review so I know that I am prepared. I would not have chosen this as a goal if I didn't have the challenging class load that I do this year (I am taking 2 math classes, in addition to all my other advanced courses). This goal is really important to me, so I know that I will be putting forth the effort to reach this one! IF and ONLY IF I reach all these goals by the end of the six weeks, I will be awarding myself to a late birthday present: This awesome Durarara!! Hat that I have wanted for a LONG time: http://www.amazon.com/Durarara-Keep-Out-Beanie/dp/B0056BRK6U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357409965&sr=8-1&keywords=durarara+hat Let me know if you have any suggestions, I will gladly listen! So, Here goes. I wish everyone the best of luck!
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