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  1. (A little late posting this challenge thing, procrastination is one of my more developed skills...) So this is my first official challenge! I did one in secret before this, as a kind of test, and since I didn't explode (or implode) I'm going to risk another one, publicly. Also I decided I really want to do a hike I've had my eye on for years so I need to amp up my fitness level a bit... New Zealand mountains are no joke! My hiking buddy runs marathons for fun, whereas I go for short, red-faced jogs at lunchtime to escape my desk and my co-workers, so there's a certain motivation to up my game, if only to save face! Plus, the fitter I am, the more energy I'll have to admire the beautiful scenery So, here's my game plan... pretty similar to the last challenge I did but increasing the amount of walking I do and gradually making my bodyweight workouts more difficult. Also trying to be more disciplined with food, ugh. Diet Eat at least 3 carb-free meals a weekEat at least 2 vegetarian meals a weekOnly eat dark chocolate for dessert, if anything (dessert is my weakness, especially ice cream, so this will be the hard part) Fitness Walk to and from work (2.2 km each way) 2x a weekComplete the NF bodyweight workout 2x a weekGo for 3 lunchtime runs/walks per week Level Up Your Life Complete at least 1 painting during this challengeLights out before 11:45pm ( literally the thing I struggle with most)2x meditation daily, 30 minutes morning and evening (I'm a Buddhist so I'm pretty good at this but usually skip morning because I went to sleep too late and then slept in haha)So there you have it... now I just have to hope that winter doesn't settle in too early and make the hike impossible, and that I can get time off work!
  2. Hello everyone! Woo! Glad to be going on a full challenge! I did the last couple of weeks of this past challenge, but the goals I listed weren't really accomplished, though I did have unlisted goals I achieved instead. I'm really excited to be getting stronger and eating well. I've spent the past couple of weeks eating better and a lot less sugar. Had some off meals due to roommate's birthday dinners and some baking-frenzies that we all seem to be getting into (I think its our way of procrastinating ). In terms of exercise, I found darebee.com and today was Day 17 of the Hero's Journey workout program, which I am loving! Doing all body-weight, as that's most practical right now and I'm more likely to do it. In the future I hope to continue bodyweight things, but also have some weightlifting, though I do not know when that will be. The goals for this challenge (as of right now) are: 1) Eat veggies (other than sweet potatoes) with at least 1 meal 2 days a week. (I struggle so much with this, I think I have to start small) 2) No more than 1 sugary snack a day and 1 sugary drink (though ideally these are the same thing, and that's what I've been doing for the most part the past couple of weeks). 3) Pass each challenge the Hero's Journey throws at me (beat a dragon Friday, that was pretty awesome). --A bonus here would be to review 1 form or 10 hands/feet/escapes from my martial arts, that ways I stay familiar with it and keep my muscles engaged in those moves 4) Put 1$ in a jar everyday; want to buy a coffee/snack? Pull it from the jar. 5) Meditate for 5+ minutes a day AND/OR Go for an intentional 10-minute walk to relax and, basically, meditate outside. I'm sticking with the Rebels for now, because this is my first challenge, but I'm also not sure if I'm more assassin or ranger. I feel like my fitness goals fall very much in both categories. For this challenge I am hoping to work towards bodyweight and even more gymnastic-type feats, and keep going for walk/jogs. Eventually: I want to try parkour, aerial silks, adding in weights, and some other things. My current life goal... I guess that's to feel good about my college graduation this spring and whatever I decide to do for grad school next year. Sorry for being so verbose! I just can't seem to stop 20 Seconds of Beast Mode x 4 weeks: Activated!
  3. Hey everyone! I'm a 26 year old medical student looking to lose some weight so I can be a good example for my future patients, and my family. I have been overweight my whole life, and have had several partially successful and unsuccessful attempts to lose weight throughout my life. I'm looking forward to starting in this community though, because through those attempts I've learned that having ongoing support is absolutely essential for success long-term. I also love the idea of turning it into a game- leveling up and completing quests sounds much more motivating than "going on a diet" haha. Here are the quests for my first 4-week challenge! Diet: Eat paleo at least 2 days each week Fitness: Complete Beginner Body Weight workout at least once per week Spend 10 minutes stretching at least 3x per week I tried the body weight workout a few days ago, I could barely walk the next day, and my muscles are still sore! So I'm taking it pretty slow this first month, and I hope the stretching will help me overcome the muscle pain and be able to get back into it sooner. Thanks for the support, excited to see everyone's progress!
  4. Hello! I've gotten on my own to a point where healthy eating is basically effortless, and I can at least get myself in the gym once or twice a week. I have a long ways to go before I can call myself 'fit', 'strong', or even truly 'healthy', so let's just jump right in! Food Goal: Stop eating the dang peanut butter right out of the dang jar!Exercise Goals:Find a good bodyweight routine that works with my schedule, and stick to it!Stationary bike/road bike (weather permitting) 20 mins/day, 2+ days/weekLifestyle Goal:Drive a little less aggressivelyI'm excited to see how my first challenge goes!
  5. Reading level up your life made me realise had given up on getting better of my health problems and was letting life pass me by. Motivation Taking before pics made me realise how fat I am. Want to get to a more healthy weight along with building up strength. As struggle with opening jars at the moment. But mostly want to take back control of my life and have more good health days than bad. So can do things like going out for meal with family. Diet Cook 3 times a week. Fitness Walk every day for 5 mins. Complete the NF bodyweight workout at least 1x a week Levelling up my life 5 mins meditation daily
  6. Hi! I have read this site for several months and recently decided to jump in and participate with all of you inspiring, nerdy people. I'm looking forward to posting updates as I hope that will aid in the accountability I sometimes lack when it comes to being healthy. This is my first challenge and I plan to check in a couple of times a week so feel free to say hi! I've been climbing for a couple of years and got really serious about it last year. We had a new bouldering specific gym open and it got me hooked again. Unfortunately I had a major reconstructive ahoulder surgery (not climbing related) in July which I'm still recovering from. I am starting to add strenghth training back in to my plan as I would love to correct my muscular imbalance as well as put on 10-15 punds of lean muscle over the next several months. Here is the schedule I'm planning for the next 4 weeks. Monday: easy bouldering routes, 2 hours Tuesday: liffting weights Wednesday: high mileage bouldering, 2 hours Thursday: lifting weights Friday: project routes, 2 hours I plan on doing yoga and foam rolling throughout the week as well. I danced for 12+ years and sorely miss the flexibility that came with it. There are several free community yoga classes around so if I can make to one of those at least once a week and practice at home, I'll be well on my way. I recently took a couple of acroyoga classes and I would love to explore that further! Are there any other (slightly obseesed) Game of Thrones fans? I've read the books multiple times and can't decide if I should continue watching the show or wait for Winds of Winter to come out. Specific goals for this week: -take pictures and record measurements -book flights and car for Iceland! (Has anyone been before? I'd love to hear suggestions) -Sort through clothes and take donations in (part of bigger goal for capsule wardrobe) -Download duolingo and get through level 1
  7. I think I've spent more than a few hours trying to figure out how everything works around here before getting the courage to post! About Me/Storm My name is Storm, I'm a 24 year old male who makes YouTube videos and is overweight! I enjoy EDM, PC gaming, and roleplaying. I'm currently unemployed other than my channel, because I have pretty severe mental and physical issues at the moment that I'm working on correcting. I have PTSD and borderline personality disorder, along with sciatica and obesity. I plan to overcome these issues and get my life on a path to health and happiness. About my character: I am a Dragovian. Main Quest My main quest is to lose 60 pounds. After I've achieved that, my Master quest is to be an assassin. I've always wanted to learn parkour, I've been fascinated by it and love the idea of being able to climb and jump where I want. So, after losing weight, that is my end-all-be-all goal. Challenge Quests Eat less than 2K calories for four weeks Walk 45 minutes daily for a month Attend counseling on time weekly Lose 8 pounds in 4 weeks Grading Scale I'll be grading myself on if I accomplish each thing on time and correctly every day of the four-week challenge. Um..let me know if I did anything incorrectly and what I need to do next!
  8. Better late than never. I missed week 1, but hopefully I can still meet these goals by the end. A little bit about me, Jeff, before I dive into my Level Up character. I am 26, just out of law school and a recent new-resident of Manhattan. Fan of Star Wars, comics (Marvel+Batman), TMNT, video games, and all things nerdy. Also big NBA and NFL fanatic. I work long hours at a firm here in the city, but try to find time (usually in the mornings) to stay active and mentally sane. My wife and I food prep every week to save money and eat healthy. We are both running the SPARTAN TRIFECTA this year in honor and memory of a friend that passed away suddenly last year (more info on this if you want it). Other than that fitness goal, I want to take more time to myself, recommit to drawing and sketching, and also pay off the debt that comes along with higher education. So here are my goals for this challenge: Strength: 50 consecutive Burpees Headspace: Meditate 15 days Thriftiness: Pay off $2,000 credit card debt Creativity: 15 Sketches And here is my character description I wrote up for Level Up My Life (I am trying to work this philosophy and creative writing approach into a journaling technique, but haven't started that project yet): Level 1: Jeff was just a humble kid growing up on a tiny forest world. He flew off to Tempe to study at the Sun Devil temple before finding adventure on the swamp planet of Nola. He achieved small levels of success, but also faced terrible failures. Eventually, he regained his strength and courage, moved to the city-covered planet of Manhattan, and began his life as an ordinary lawyer in an ordinary interplanetary law firm. Like other young heroes, ours struggled with the feeling that he was meant for more than the life he had been given. He was impatient and spent his days searching for instant gratification and only finding disappointment. However, just as the prophecies had predicted, Jeff soon stumbled across the long-forgotten knowledge of the Force. Through his own unique leans, he studied the Force and uncovered the secrets of the Light…and the Dark. He understood the value of inner peace while recognizing the reality of life’s chaos. He knew that through passion, he would gain strength; through patience, he would gain knowledge; and through strength and knowledge, he would gain power. Unknown to those around him, Jeff was transformed. Although he continues to spend his days as an ordinary real estate attorney, Jeff has been reborn as ZeffKay. Away from prying eyes, the Force allows ZeffKay to do the things no one ever expected of Jeff: travel to far-off worlds, achieve professional prestige, accumulate great wealth, survive the most dangerous of adventures, and thrive where others might bow their heads. Armed with the power of the Force, our hero focuses on the journey, not the destination. ZeffKay devotes himself to the Force, improving his mind with its secrets and unleashing its power on his enemies, transforming with each completed quest.
  9. Hey everybody. I'm getting in on this month's challenge so here's what I have planned. My overall goal is to optimize my physical & mental health and break the cycle of boredom & monotony in life. Diet Replace rice/grain with vegetables 1 meal everyday Eat one fruit everyday Fitness Hundred Pushup Program 1 Academy Quest Per Week (Any Class) [side Quest] 20 Minute Walk Daily Level Up Your Life 10 Minute Daily Meditation Small Talk with Strangers (Day off and When Outside) Read 15 Minutes a Day I'm also doing a Gold Star and Demerit system to track my progress for both the ups and downs. Any tweaks & suggestions are welcome.
  10. I've dabbled in NerdFitness for the past year, and have made some changes stick in the short term (e.g. doing challenges like no refined sugar for a month), but have always struggled maintaining goals in the long term. My hope is that posting here will help with accountability and support! Main Quests I have always carried some extra body fat. I'm getting older and want to finally do something about it by building strength and eating well. My goal is to lose 1" off my hips and thighs (we'll see where else it comes off - I know you can't spot reduce). In addition, I know my mental health and self-image improve when I exercise and eat well. I've never followed through on an exercise plan and I want to prove that I can. To that end, my second goal is to complete a meditation program. Diet Quests 1. Maintain a 500 caloric deficit daily (through diet and exercise). 2. Eat a high-quality protein source at each meal (ie 3x daily). I'll keep track of this goal using the myfitnesspalapp, and help ensure success by planning meals in advance. Fitness Quests 1. Do a bodyweight strength workout at least 2x a week. Bonus: do some other form of exercise an additional 2x a week (not graded). Life Quests 1. Meditate 6x/week. Grading: All challenges will use the following grading scale. 90-100%: A (e.g. missing only 2-3 days total in diet quest, missing 0 bodyweight workouts over 4 weeks, missing only 2 meditation days total) 80-89%: B (e.g. missing diet goals 1 day/week, missing 1 bodyweight workouts over 4 weeks, missing 1 day meditation/week) 70-79%: C (e.g. missing 1-2 days meditation/diet per week, missing 2 bodyweight workouts) 60-69%: D (e.g. missing 8-10 meditation/diet days total, missing 3-4 bodyweight workouts) < 60% : F (e.g. missing more than 10 days of meditation/diet, missing more than 2 weeks of bodyweight workouts) I have a tendency to set unreachable goals so that when I fail them, I am upset so please let me know if this is too much!
  11. End of challenge goals Personal best bike ride - 70miles45 pushups, 45sec plank, 25 situps - track on my calendarLose 8 pounds (Current weight 156, end of challenge weight 148)Diet 72oz water a day (7X a week)- Track with Hydrocoach (Android). I'll post a snapshot end of each week.Fitness Finish my 10K steps every day - Track with FitbitLevel Up Your Life 5 min room clean every day - Track with Rewire (Android)Floss daily - Track with Rewire (Android)Edit: Wake up between 7:45 - 8:15 am. (Track with Rewire for Android)Stole this from CJ the (soon-to-be) Mighty - Grading: All challenges will use the following grading scale. 90% - 100% - A 80% - 89% - B 70% - 79% - C 60% - 69% - D 0% - 59% - F
  12. So I have recently joined this forum and website and am looking forward to continuing getting into shape. Here are my challenge goals!! Diet Swap out one soda per day with waterEat a vegetable with one meal every day Fitness Do at least 10 minutes of yoga everydayBodyweight Circuit at least 2x per week Level Up Your Life 5 minutes meditation dailyKeep a clean house for the monthGrading: All challenges will use the following grading scale. 90% - 100% - A 80% - 89% - B 70% - 79% - C 60% - 69% - D 0% - 59% - F End of challenge goals 25 pushups,1 minute plankDrinking up to 3 bottles of water a day20 minute meditation
  13. NF has been great for me mentally, but I've never really managed to get into it to help me make the physical changes. I've not been one for forums (I'll admit they intimidate me a bit!) so I stayed away! Having had such success at leveling up my career & general self esteem - I knew this would be where I needed to go so the the outside matches the inside. What luck that a 4 week challenge is starting tomorrow, just when I decided to really have a go at these forums! My challenge is as follows: Diet Eat at least one vegetable with each meal every day Drink 2 litres of water every day Fitness 10 Minute walk/run each morning Body weight circuit three times per week Level Up My Life: All my clothes will be put away at the end of each day. (aka no more 'Floordrobe') Yes, I know that this appears to have one more thing in it than we are supposed to. This is because I'm already meeting the water component 5 days out of 7, so it's not a huge adjustment and I really wanted to formalise it! Wish me luck!
  14. Hello, my friends, There's quite a lot going on here. I've gotten on and off the crossfit wagon, and have done all of the below before successfully but inconsistently. I've many times set out to get a strict muscle up but never have made it. The meditation is new, too. Long-term fitness goal: One year from now (March 1, 2017) strict muscle up Four months from now (June 1, 2016) eleven strict pullups For the next six weeks, I will: Diet Eat only food food: basically primal diet, but there may be some hummus involved http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-shopping-list/#axzz41WimNttS Fitness Stretch 5 minutes per day: Focus on addressing anterior pelvic tilt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZu7YOfVhQc Core strength daily: Plank: start 30 seconds, add five seconds/week Hip raises: Start 5, add 5 per week Life Pray Meditate 5 minutes per day Thanks to all who help make this community. You can do great things! CH
  15. Hello, friends, Hopefully you are making progress on your goals. I've quit lots of things in my life: drinking, smoking, brushing, flossing...and I have an observation to share: day two is the hardest. The bright and shiny of day one enthusiasm has worn off. The fmomentum that lies ahead in a successful endeavor has not yet built up. Day two is neither a fresh start or a familiar friend. So buck up! You can do great things. This is the first forum I've participated in...for anything other than some online grad school stuff. Pardon me if I misspost, misspell and generally sh*t the bed a bit til I get saavy. Currently: working on addressing a tweaky back. For the last six months I've not attended to physical fitness or diet in any concerted way, and like anything it adds up. Intervention: Stretches to address anterior pelvic tilt, core strength building. Cheers! CH Long-term fitness goal: One year from now (March 1, 2017) strict muscle up Four months from now (June 1, 2016) eleven strict pullups For the next six weeks, I will: Diet Eat only food food: basically primal diet, but there may be some hummus involved http://www.marksdail.../#axzz41WimNttS Fitness Stretch 5 minutes per day: Focus on addressing anterior pelvic tilt https://www.youtube....h?v=oZu7YOfVhQc Core strength daily: Plank: start 30 seconds, add five seconds/week Hip raises: Start 5, add 5 per week Life Pray Meditate 5 minutes per day Thanks to all who help make this community. You can do great things! CH
  16. Starting a little late, but I'd rather start now than wait. My main quest is fat loss, I'm just north of 40%BF right now, gotta change it. Antisedant quests: 3x beginner bodyweight workouts each weekHit my daily fitbit step goal at least 5 times in each week ( was going to make this everyday, but with the travelling and stuff I'm doing this month it wouldn't have been attainable)Make time to conciously stretch ( I know it's not specific enough yet, I need time to formulate this one still)Nutrition quests: Hit my water goals as least 6 days a weekOpt for a near paleo/banting diet whenever you can(this is going to be tough, see the challenge below)Mental quest: Make art when I can, even if it's just small doodles, I want to pick this hobby back up. Challenge This is actually coming in the format of external pressure, I might have chosen a very poor time to begin. But I'm tired of excuses, and waiting for the right time is an excuse. My schedule looks really intense for the next bit and the challenge is really going to be maintaining focus through this: I'm only going to home for the next 4 days, then I have a 10 hour flight, a 4 hour connection, a 16 hour flight, accomodation with buffet breakfast, conferencing and social eating situations for 7 days, then a 17 hour flight, a 9 hour connection, and then a 10 hour flight. I'll be dealing with jetlag, and the temptations of both exciting foreign food and convenience food. I'm really wearing this determination like body armor.
  17. My origin story begins just under 4 months ago with the birth of our first child. While wonderful, our lives and routines are in complete disarray and unrecognizable from what they once was. I hear a lot of new parents refer to the first 3-4 months as survival mode. I'm going to liken this to how Spider-Man first discovered his powers and had to spend time just getting used to not accidentally setting off his web-shooters or accidentally crushing household objects as he adjusted to his newfound strength and abilities. Now that we're (hopefully) getting over that hump, it's time to go from living purely reactively to adding some intentionality into my days. My "Uncle Ben" I suppose was sleep. Whenever I needed that extra push or time, I would stay up late into the night and steal from sleep. "Uncle Ben" is gone, as I can no longer rely on getting a full sleep any night, let alone bank on going to that well when I need it most. No, I need to focus on getting done what I must during my regular waking hours. That means new habits, a new approach, and a new mindset. I consider this the beginning of my super hero training. Join me on my journey, won't you? ****** I'm new to NF and starting small. I'll flesh out more details over time. For now, let's get started! Diet/Fitness Quests Lvl 1 Angry Birds Workout 2x/week 1 fruit 5x/week 1 veggie 5x/week Life Quest 5 minutes of meditation 2x/week
  18. Hi everyone, this is my first post in the NF forums, nice to meet you all! I'm a bit late but here goes my challenge for this month. MAIN QUEST: Lose weight is #1 priority for now, eventually I would also like to build and maintain muscle. Generally I just want to be more badass. SMART QUESTS: 3x beginner bodyweight workouts each week, including add ons (bicep curls, shoulder press and tricep extensions). Zumba/snowboarding/pole whatever does not count as a workout, those are just for fun (but should be done every weekend still).Track all food on MyFitnessPal.Try deadlifting at least once this month - stop being scared of the gym!LIFE QUEST:Take a class/join a meetup/try something new at least once this month, and talk to someone new. Ideas include: pole class, rock climbing, swimming class, tennis meetup.MOTIVATION:I'm tired of being overweight. I've always been active -- I hike, go camping and backpacking, snowboard in the winter, white water rafting, tennis. But in my closest group of active friends, I'm the biggest one, and often the "slow one". I struggle to keep up, and I'm always the one trailing behind. I don't want that to be me anymore! (Also, I really want to do a pull up this year, ideally before I go to CNF in September!)ABOUT ME I've been eating better and working out for a few weeks already, but not with a ton of consistency. I was doing good before the holidays back in October/November, then fell off the wagon big time (holidays/vacation). In January I thought I could stop counting calories and still do OK as long as I ate Paleo-ish (not the case, gained all my weight back). In February I was doing 2x bodyweight workouts a week and counting my weekend activity as my 3rd workout, which is a bit of a cop out. So now I just want to be a bit more strict with myself! Consistent workouts, consistent meal tracking. I get easily discouraged when I don't feel like the scale is trending downward -- but you get what you put into it, so time to just be harder on myself. My diet has been OK. I'm Paleo-ish but more of the IIFYM camp (makes more sense for me since tracking is the only way I see results). I've been tracking somewhat consistently but want to be sure I continue, especially during mini-vacations and weekends away (where I tend to be bad). That's all for now! Wish me luck
  19. So, this is kind of rushed at the moment for me, so I'll flesh this all out tomorrow or Wednesday. I just want to take this moment to commit and start really getting things together again. Overarching Goal: ?? ("Be more fit" is not exactly SMART) Become an Assassin (I'll worry about details later) This goal involves the need to get stronger, lose weight, and improve flexibility and coordination. My interests in joining the Assassins lie in a number of their specialties, including dancing, parkour, climbing, and circus arts. I am already a fairly well-coordinated person, and now I must bring my other stats up to par. Diet Goal: Make at least 1 salad for lunch a week, at least a day in advance. 1st Fitness Goal: Start the Stronglifts Start Bodyweight workout Do workouts of some sort (At least once a week for the sake of small challenges, but I'll shoot for thrice as a stretch goal) 2nd Fitness Goal: Yoga (Pieo?) at least once a week (Shooting for twice) Life goal: Plan out each week during my morning break on Monday. Failing that, plan two days at a time (Monday morning for Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday morning for Wednesday and Thursday, Friday morning for Friday and the weekend) ------------ I'll post more in the next couple days about myself, where I am, what I want, and all that jazz. It's good to be back!
  20. Long Term Quest : I just want to be healthy above anything. I have issues with mental health and I'm very heavy right now. My big long term goal right now is to lose between 100-150 pounds over the next 2-3 years. I know it's doable and I've already started towards it, losing about 10-ish pound so far, but I gotta start somewhere. Main Quest: Log my food everyday in my MyFitnessPall app and not go over my allowance. I tend to end up about 100 Calories over my allowance on a regular basis and I need to stop doing that. Fitness Quest: My current goal is to avoid elevators. I use them almost every day at college and it's a simple thing I could do to make myself healthier. I'm also going to start walking and doing the Beginner Body Weight routine every other day (I gain muscle mass easily, but I want to become leaner/lithe. Any advice for a n00b?) and stretching exercises everyday. Life Quest: Get my learner's permit for driving.
  21. “Ow.†Veshki awoke and groaned. It was noteworthy that, while she lay very still squinting her eyes against the obnoxiously blue sky, there wasn’t a part of her body that wasn’t hurting. Ever her teeth seemed to be in on it. She had been laying here a while, her leather armor had warmed from the sun, and chafed her in all the places she wouldn’t admit. Damn stuff must have shrunk or something. Leather shrinks in the winter, right? “Not dignifying that with a response.†She muttered bitterly. Sitting up slowly she raised her bruised arm to shade her eyes and looked out across the pine crowded mountain side at where the lost Feytower-of-whatever had stood. Holy crap, there was nothing left but sunlit debris made up of the weird grey stone shot through with purple, piled a couple stories high, but nothing that resembled its original alien sweeping design. Veshki tried to stand and then put it off for later. Looking around she saw none of the other hired muscle or Boss Ur’Trag. Looking about the collapsed ruin she could only make out a fleshy bit near the base, possibly an arm. Looked like Talg’s. “Nice.†She grunted and happily recounted the snarky comment the flatlander had decided to make about her weight just within earshot. She had been ready to respond violently but the group entered the weird ruins to go hunt down some other non-tithing group who decided to explore the tower that was debatably within Boss Ur’trag’s territory. She managed to stand upright painfully, it’d been two years since she actually done any real work. Two years and 3 stone or so’s weight. Ugh. Talg wouldn’t have been an issue back then. Look at the size of that bloody buff arm under that rock. It had been pretty dangerous when attached to the rest of Talg, but she had been very fast. Had been. After her theft of the Badronis Diamond, she had gone soft two years later found herself almost broke and few remembered her, or recognized her. The wagon ride up into the Kam Laro’s had seemed like a easy way to get back into things. Sit there, shoot things, etc. Guard a wagon while the rest of the hired jackasses went into some ancient creepy feytower chasing some other group of idiots who liked playing in tombs. Veshki preferred robbing the living, they generally smelled better. It was at least 4 or 5 days down the mountain to the first village. Welp, best get moving. A huge crashing sound tumbles down the valley from nearby, rock shifting and falling as something, something big, was moving. "Of course." Starting Statistics: Howdy! I'm a part time student, 3/4 time gm, part time activist (oh noes!) and full time geek. I am a trans woman with all the fun and excitement that brings. Fun. Excitement. Oh, and danger! One of the reasons I want to get back in shape. I am married to Noor's player and copying most of her formatting here because, umm, she was done before me? I am 5'11'' 234.6 lbs and my current sedentary-style is very lifey. I mean, I need to get off my ass. I am primarily interested in Assassin and possibly Ranger or Druid. Will decide the secondary class later. Main Quest: To attain my old goal weight of 165'ish and perform several one armed pull ups. Because Linda Hamilton damnit. Goal 1:(CON) I need to make good grub at least 4/wk. A= 24 days B= >20 days C= >16 D= >12 F= <11 Days Goal 2:(CON) I will log my food daily and remain under my calorie goals A= >37days B= >33 days C= >29 D= >25 F= <21Days Goal 3:(STR) I will complete the Beginner Bodyweight Workout training circuit three times a week.Each completed circuit will constitute 2 point, leaving a possible 108 points in 6 weeks. A=90 – 100 pts B=80 – 89 pts C= 70 – 79 pts D=60 – 69 pts F= 59 pts or less. Life Goal:(WIS) Get it down on paper. I write a lot of beginnings, a lot of notes, a lot of ideas. I enjoy them greatly but I never finish or complete any of them. I want to complete at least one story of 10,000 words or more this first 6 weeks. Should be easy but I know it’ll put up a fight. Motivation: I want to be faster, stronger, and able to perform tasks without panting like a dying catfish. Weekly Challenges: One Two Three Four Five Six
  22. Introduction: Hey, I'm Josh, and this is my first challenge. I like to ride mountain bikes, but I live in the city, so it's really more of a mountain bike on a road... I also love bodyweight exercises, but I have a really hard time staying motivated and consistently doing it. I have a job that requires a lot of physical activity and a career path that demands physical fitness (I work in the entertainment industry). I joined the rebellion because I really want a community that pushes me to stay fit and to improve my body. I want to be able to dance and spend an entire day working (for example, at a Renaissance Festival) without being utterly exhausted by the end. Main Quest: Be able to do a handstand by Christmas. Quest 1: TMNT Workout for 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week. Measurement: A = 3 days a week, B = 2 days a week, C = 1 day a week Reward: A = +3 STR, +2 STA, B = +2 STR, +1 STA, C = +1 STR Quest 2: Bike for at least 5 miles OR Run for 3 miles, 3 days a week. Measurement: A = 5+ Miles, B = 3-4 miles, C = 0-2 miles Reward: A = +3 STA, B = +2 STA, C = +1 STA Quest 3: Practice Handstands for 5 Minutes every day. Measurement: A = 5 Minutes, Every Day; B = 3-4 Minutes, 5 Days, C = 0-2 Minutes, <5 Days Reward: A = +3 STR, +2 STA, B = +2 STR, +1 STA, C = +1 STR Life Quest: Eat 3 Square Meals a day (excluding Ramen and Pizza) and talk to someone about fitness once a week. I tend to skip a meal, because I'm cheap and I want to save money, and I'm too embarrassed to talk to people about this stuff. Measurement: A = 42 days, B = 36 days, C = 30 days Reward: A = +2 CHA, +2 WIS; B = +1 CHA, +1 WIS; C = +0.5 CHA, +0.5 WIS Motivation: I want to be fit and healthy for my job so I'm not always exhausted. I want to have more energy for the day and to do all sorts of fun things without being too tired. I want to look good for my girlfriend and be able to carry her easily. I want to feel good about my body and how I'm taking care of it.
  23. This is my first challenge, so greetings everyone! MAIN QUEST: Lose fat, gain some muscle, feel comfortable in my own skin. I have already lost close to 60 lbs. (mostly from diet changes, I follow a ketogenic diet and have never felt better!) and I would like to lose another 30-50 lbs. I mainly want to get stronger and feel comfortable in my body so the number on the scale is less important to me than the way I feel. I want to maximize what my body is capable of- use my body efficiently, run faster, and master some cool aerial tricks- and I know I need to drop some weight to accomplish this. QUEST 1: Aerial Fitness and Static Trapeze Attend aerial fitness and static trapeze classes 2x a week. I have been taking aerial classes at a studio for the last couple months. I have mainly been working on silks and can finally do a basic climb and Russian climb on my right (dominant) side. My goal is to improve my climb on my left (non-dominant) side and also work on my hangs. I am currently taking an aerial fitness class to work on my upper body strength and a static trapeze class for the first time. I love being upside down! QUEST 2: Handstands and Bodyweight Training Handstand practice for 5 minutes everyday and NF beginner bodyweight routine 3x a week. One of my major goals right now is to do a handstand. I am going to commit to a few minutes everyday to practice with the steps from the NF article. My aerial gym offers a handstands and tumbling class that I would like to take as soon as I can get a basic handstand. I will also be working on the NF beginner bodyweight routine 3x a week. My work offers a fitness program where I can use 3 work hours per week in the gym so I should have no issues fitting this in. I have been using my gym hours lately to do bodyweight exercises and sprint intervals on the treadmill but I will be focusing on following a routine for the next six weeks. QUEST 3: Half marathon training Run 3x a week (two short runs and one longer distance). I am signed up for the Rebel Challenge (10K and Half Marathon) during Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland in January. I have only run a 10K race at this point so I am working on increasing my distance and speed. My goal for January is to rock a slave Leia running outfit for the 10K and Han Solo for the half. LIFE QUEST: Try one new recipe a week. Time to level up my cooking skills!
  24. Introduction: Hi I'm dsavage and this is my first challenge. I avoided most sports (except for running and a year long affair with bodybuilding a decage ago) because I was super shy as a kid. I'm trying to make up for it now by being really"functionally fit" (not skinny-fat). However my lifestyle (Software Engineer) isn't the most active. I'm in ok shape,but I've put on an extra 15 lbs over the last year, and for the first time in a decade have had to buy some bigger pants.In the past I would start running again, I'd return to my normal "skinny-fat" self. I've had enough of my normal, It's timefor me to get Ranger fit. Maybe even "you could have been an extra in 300" fit. I joined the rebellion because I wantto get in shape and stay that way this time, and I think this community will help me gofarther than I've ever gone before. I have been at it for a month already (regular exercise andpaleo) and I feel so much better. I feel stronger. I want to level up by committing to a challenge like this. Main Quest: Compete on Ninja Warrior. (It's super geeky, and a great test of functional fitness) Quest 1: Do 5 pullups, because upper body strength is key on ninja warriorMeasurement: A = 5, B=3, C=2Reward: A = +3 STR, +2 STR, B = +2 STA, +1 STR, C = +1 STA Quest 2: Drop 2 inch waist size.Measurement: A = 2 inches, B = 1 inch, C = 1/2 inchReward: A = +3 CON, B = +2CON, C = +1 CON Life Quest: Publish new online course I'm working on by the time this challenge ends. (I'm tryingto become financially independent so I'm working on a programming course on udemy) Motivation: I realize that if I don't make a change, I'm going to be inworse shape next year. Now is when I lay the foundation for snowboardinginto my 70s.
  25. Hi! Just joined, so I guess I'm only doing 3 1/2 weeks instead of the 6. Introduction: I'm Elennare. I've been fairly active since I was in high school, but have pretty much always had a bit of extra weight. In college I managed to lose a lot of that, between all the walking and the stage combat club I joined. After college, I gained a fair bit of weight when I took a desk job. I've been working on losing the fat and getting in shape since then. I have made fairly good progress, but have had 2 major set-backs: kids. My second is now 7 months old, and I am ready to get back to work. I had a good routine going for a couple months, but then I went on vacation, and then my office moved locations, so that routine is out the window. Now, I'm essentially starting over trying to get something established. Perfect timing for finding this place! Main Quest: Since we're supposed to keep this to something that can be accomplished in ~6 weeks, I'm going to go with lose 5 lbs from my last weigh-in (which was in June, for the record). Quest 1: Make a meal plan for each week and stick to it. A: all meals per plan. B: 2 meals/week off-plan C:3 meals/week off plan D: 4 meals/week off plan. F: 5+ meals/week off plan Quest 2: Drink more water! A: 8+ cups water/day B: 8+ cups water plus other beverage/day. C: 6+ cups water/day. D: 6+ cups water plus other beverage/day. E: less than 6 cups beverages/day Quest 3: Exercise more! A: stretch every day plus attend a class/do an exercise video 3x per week. B: stretch every day plus exercise 2x per week. C: exercise 2x per week, stretch most days D: exercise once, stretch some days E: sit on my butt all week Motivation: small motivation: be a badass ninja who looks good in whatever costumes I feel like making. big motivation: be a good role model for my boys so they grow up living a healthy lifestyle. Edit: switched up B and C scores on Quest 2, as I realized the way I originally wrote it didn't make sense.
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