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  1. Hey Doodlies, and welcome to a new challenge! This challenge is only open to existing Doodlies, you know who you are! If you're not a Doodlie, I'm sorry this is not for you. This time we're playing hangman. But no ordinary hangman, it's Doodlie hangman! We're having two teams again: Pancakes and Waffles. Sign up here if you want to join. So how do we play? I've got a list of challenges here. Each challenge will earn your right to guess a letter. There is no taking turns. The faster you finish your challenge the sooner you get the right to a letter. If you think you know the word: too bad, you still have to guess each letter separately (you'll just be guessing them right). You work together on completing the challenges. For example: one of the challenges is meditate for an hour. You meditated 10 minutes and one of your team mates meditated 50 minutes. You now have completed this challenge and earned the right to a letter. You win when: You're in team pancake The other team will pick a word of x letters (the words of both teams have twice the amount of letters as there are teammates in the team that guesses the letters). The team that guessed the most words at the end of the challenge has won. If a new team member wants to join mid challenge, or if someone wants to leave the challenge, they may do so when there is a new word to guess. We'll start February 11th (Monday) Until then: - What do we need to change about the rules to make it more fair? - Do you know any more challenges we can add? - What challenges need to change to make them all as equal as possible? - Anything else you like to add? Links: - Challenges list - Sign in sheet
  2. I'm back! I had a dream about you guys last night, and I realized how I've missed you. I just sort of dropped out last challenges. No excuses, just life. I've learned a lot the past few months. I've previously mentioned "Life on Tellus". I've follwed her courses, participated in masterclasses and was active on her facebook forum. And the best part: I've succesfully implemented her techniques into my life: bye bye binges Using her techniques I've been able to actually stick to a diet I believe is healthy for me. I've also entered a Diet Bet to give myself extra motivation. So here goes Challenge #1: Eat 1200 kcal a day During PMS- and sharkweek I'm allowed to add the kcal my fitbit told me I burned by walking around. I need to keep listening to my body. If my energy gets too low, if I can't do stuff I normally could I need to re-evaluate this goal. Challenge #2: Intermittend fasting I start my fast after dinner, and break my fast at lunchtime. Again: while listening to my body. I've found I can eat this way pretty much all the time and have TONS of energy, but a few days a month my body needs breakfast. Challenge #3: Do strengt training 2/3 times a week I've got the fitbit coach app, which gives me workouts based on my fitness level. It is really great. It never askes me to do an actual pushup for example The workouts are between 20 and 30 minutes, so easy to fit into my schedule. And off course: I'll listen to my body. I will skip a workout if needed Exception: I get 1 day a week off of these goals. Just to keep my sanity. So if I really, really want icecream/fries/chocolate or other stuff that doesn't fit my kcal, I can have those that day. Let's do this!
  3. Hi! I'm Shoobie. You can learn more about me over there at the rebel introductions! I know you are all dying to get to know me so I'll make it easy... Click here! I can't wait till the next challenge!!! I think I have all of my goals organized for that but some of the how to's are still foggy. We'll cross that bridge when we get to that, eh? Until the start of the next challenge is here for me to bask in its awesomeness, I have decided on some very simple things I wanna start doing in order to start getting used to a healthier lifestyle. Fill in my spreadsheet (I am sure one day I'll have the guts to share that... for now, it is so full of holes and inaccuracy that I am ashamed of it!) I have several tabs in my spreadsheet. A friend made it for me... I am good with excell but not -that- good. It is amazing if used properly... honestly! There's a tab for logging food and notes about the day, one for logging weight and measurements, one for comparing weight fluctuation according to the phase of the menstrual cycle, one for graphs (coz let's face it... who doesn't love graphs? -- Don't answer that... I'll be upset :P) and one with weird calculations for a weight goal and how much should be lost per week. Thing is... I only have to fill in two of those tabs and all the rest fills in by itself... It's like magic! Which means I am just lazy really. Eat vegetables every day (yeah yeah... I know... I'm terrible) Well for starters I am a picky eater... there's that... So not a lot of variety on the menu... so I might get tired of eating the same stuff... But also I can't be lazy and go for pasta coz it is easier to cook, yanno? Are you spotting a trend of laziness yet? Go to the gym 3 times a week. This is gonna be a struggle. I have anxiety attacks with the whole going to the gym thing. It's stupid, it's nonsense, but it's real. The way I see it I just have to keep pushing it... I dunno... I am open to ideas and methods of not having an anxiety attack due to the prospect of exercising. Keep up with doctor's appointments and whatnot At the present time, I am dealing with a couple of different issues on top of the regular stuff brought to you by the ever so lovely PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome. They are mostly hormonal. I have been to the doctor and have scheduled some tests which will happen in the next 2 weeks to try to find out what's going on with my uterus. I'm pretty sure I have the answer: My uterus hates me... that's the problem. My doctor doesn't seem to agree with me and wants to dig further. The PCOS and Metabolic syndrome are flaring up (mainly coz of poor life choices) and I will never hear the end of it when I go see my endocrinologist tomorrow, I am sure... Not sure what the course of action will be there... will know tomorrow and update. I think those are the main things I am trying to get under control before the challenge starts and I am sure some of my goals will derive from this. At this point I count every little step as a HUGE win, so bear with me if I get super excited over almost nothing! Thanks for reading and such... Any criticism, help, opinion, cute gif and cat picture is welcome!
  4. Br0thern and Swolemaidens, It is deemed time to partake in an epic challenge of body and mind. I have seen Br0's and Swolemaidens struggle and excel at all the glorious feats of strength like squats, deadlifts, snatch, clean and jerks just to name a few. I've also witnessed the awesomeness of the lifting Br0 with the shrugs, curls, bench press and calf raises. However, one neglected body part must be given its proper worship. The back. In light of this, I declare this month to be Rowvember. You shall go to your Iron Sanctuary and give worship by doing 10 sets of 10 1 arm rows within 10 minutes. Make sure you are doing proper 1 arm rows. This is a great example of a proper row. You are allowed to use straps. This was written with the intent you use Dumbbells, but kettlebells are allowed. If you have an idea for something else, ask for permission first for it to count. Cable rows are not allowed. As not all worshipers are at the same level of difficulty, so do the level that will challenge you. Weights in (m/f) Beginner 25lbs/ 15lbs and over +.5 str, +1 wis, +.5 con Medium 50lbs/ 30lbs and over +1 str, +1 con Hard 75lbs/45lbs and over +1 str, +1 con, +.5 sta Nightmare 100lbs/60lbs and over +2 str, +1.5 con, +.5 sta No one completed nightmare last time, but if someone is worthy. There is a secret hidden level that's so hard that it scared everyone for reals. Summary: 1-arm dumbbell row, your difficulty level, 10 reps each side, 10 sets; for time. Post your glory in this thread. This Challenge will run the entire month of November.
  5. Last challenge I kinda abandoned for reasons. I kept coming up with some funny, witty and self trolling summaries to post... but I never got around to actually doing them. I guess I was paralyzed by my expectations of posts that prevented me from actually posting. So, I'm going to repeat because my standards on myself are high and I'm not going to accept the stagnation that happened. So, lets repeat. 1: Continue to get my workout back in order. 2 challenges ago, I changed to order of my work out order and I like it. I'm doing a modified 5-3-1 with emphasis on Bench and front squats. I've changed the order of my workout so I do squats/legs on day 2 and DL/back on day 3. This has reduced my back fatigue/pain in the week I've done it. Last Challenge I separated out the OHP from bench day and now truly doing a 4 day 531 cycle with the exception of pushing DLs. I still don't feel comfortable programming heavy DL's so I do some volume and call it good. Plan: A. Continue to lift and maybe think (this went well last challenge, I'm at my strongest again) about taking a 2nd rest day during the week. What are rest days? seriously, Ahh, fuck it. I'll take a rest day when I'm dead. No seriously. If I feel decent, I'll gym, if life comes up... I'll gym then do the life thingies. And If I'm really tired... I'll sleep. B. More abs. Do 15 min abs workout 4-5 times a week. Abs help carrying load barring equipment into battle. This is routine now. C. Conditioning. I need to improve my conditioning a bit. So, I'll do some type of sprints, rows or horizontal cardio 3 times a week or go snowboarding for the day. Everyone knows you can't kill frost giants all day long... if you can't last all day long. Ski resorts will be open to july, golf weather is getting great, go do stuff outside, or torture the fuck out of myself with the rowing machine. C1. Also, Since I got my promotion last summer and was moved to a first floor building, I realized that I'm missing the stairs in my life. Therefore, all bathroom/water breaks will be done on the 3rd floor (highest floor of my building.) Cause stairs are good. (this started to fall off, need to focus on this again) 2: I got fat(ter). I hit over 240lbs a couple of times (I was 212 in OCT) and I'm measured the highest I have ever measured on the waist. This is unacceptable. a. Track all the foods. This fell off last challenge, time to get my shit together. b. Be less fat. Using the Marine body fat test, I'm 21% BF with 50lbs of fat and a LBM of 186lbs. So, losing the 25lbs I gained will quickly fix the problem that I don't fit inside my armor. I hit 226 and under 36" around the waist, 4 weeks ago... now I'm 233 and 37". Stop being a fat fuck! Make better decisions, I know what I have to do, have some goddamn discipline. 3. Ragnarok will require proper defensive positions and weapons. So, I need to build proper defensive positions. Then I will train with my new Sword (in the Romeo and Juliet sense (no, the Leo/Clare one!)) I did finish the shed and cleared out most of my garage and I did get to the gun range once. Things I want to do this month to improve my defensive positions: A: Sell my Army uniforms. I found a surplus guy, we coordinated to meet, but he had to cancel, I need to follow up and sell it. I think I can get about $2000 for them. Uniforms have been sold B: Clean out my garage fully. Move the rest of the stuff out of my garage into the shed, then sweep and clean out the garage. Complete C: Clean out computer room and move stuff to the garage, shed or good will. Build racks in the Garage to mount my snowboards. Not started D: Touch up paint a couple of spots around the house, and WD40 the door hinges and garage door. 4. Lastly, I've not been around the forum like I should be, so (Doing better, but can always do better.) I disappeared for 2 weeks last challenge, be that troll I know I am again.
  6. Welcome my fellow Nerds, to this historic event! In the past Doodlies have battled against each other, but now, for the first time we will measure our skills against non-doodlies. If you want to join, you're in for the entire challenge. You can pick an easy challenge for a week when you have a busy schedule, or when you're not feeling well. But you must participate all 4 weeks. Sign up here. So, what are we going to do? If you have any questions you can ask here We start Tuesday. Week 1: 25 April - 30 April Week 2: 1 May - 7 May Week 3: 8 May - 14 May Week 4: 15 May - 19 May
  7. 1: Continue to get my workout back in order. Last challenge I changed to order of my work out order and I like it. I'm doing a modified 5-3-1 with emphasis on Bench and front squats. I've changed the order of my workout so I do squats/legs on day 2 and DL/back on day 3. This has reduced my back fatigue/pain in the week I've done it. And for those who know 5-3-1, I'm doing OHP on bench day. Not trying to get super strong in OHP, just build strong looking shoulders. I'm going to attempt a back squat cycle to see how my back handles it. Plan: A. Continue to lift and maybe think (this went well last challenge, I'm at my strongest again) about taking a 2nd rest day during the week. What are rest days? seriously, B. More abs. Do 15 min abs workout 4-5 times a week. Abs help carrying load barring equipment into battle. This is routine now. C. Conditioning. I need to improve my conditioning a bit. So, I'll do some type of sprints, rows or horizontal cardio 3 times a week or go snowboarding for the day. Everyone knows you can't kill frost giants all day long... if you can't last all day long. Ski resorts will be open to july, golf weather is getting great, go do stuff outside, or torture the fuck out of myself with the rowing machine. C1. Also, Since I got my promotion last summer and was moved to a first floor building, I realized that I'm missing the stairs in my life. Therefore, all bathroom/water breaks will be done on the 3rd floor (highest floor of my building.) Cause stairs are good. (this started to fall off, need to focus on this again) D. (New) start doing Yoga. I have a reduced pass for a week at 2 places. I need to check them out and strech out my Glutes and Traps/Rhoms. Yoga days don't need to be double up with a heavy lifting day. I can step away from the gym to stretch... (this did go well.) Time to pay up to keep this going. 2: I got fat(ter). I hit over 240lbs a couple of times (I was 212 in OCT) and I'm measured the highest I have ever measured on the waist. This is unacceptable. a. Track all the foods. Better at tracking, but lots of room to improve b. Be less fat. Using the Marine body fat test, I'm 21% BF with 50lbs of fat and a LBM of 186lbs. So, losing the 25lbs I gained will quickly fix the problem that I don't fit inside my armor. I hit 226 and under 36" around the waist, keep building on this. c. (new) reduce sugar intake. My wife did the whole 30 for a month last year and she really liked it and I really liked the foods, even though I didn't want to fully participate. Mainly, I didn't want to give up my whey. This year, I'm interested in trying the whole 30, but the wife isn't, (food is really expensive.) So, I'm not going to do the whole 30, but I'm going to read the book and incorporate as many principles into my nutrition as I can. This will be hard to track. Going to cancel this one, not feasible right now. 3. Ragnarok will require proper defensive positions and weapons. So, I need to build proper defensive positions (I.e that shed Mrs. B wants me to finish.) Then I will train with my new Sword (in the Romeo and Juliet sense (no, the Leo/Clare one!)) I did finish the shed and cleared out most of my garage and I did get to the gun range once. Things I want to do this month to improve my defensive positions: A: Sell my Army uniforms. I found a surplus guy, we coordinated to meet, but he had to cancel, I need to follow up and sell it. I think I can get about $2000 for them. Uniforms have been sold B: Clean out my garage fully. Move the rest of the stuff out of my garage into the shed, then sweep and clean out the garage. Complete C: Clean out computer room and move stuff to the garage, shed or good will. Build racks in the Garage to mount my snowboards. Not started D: Buy a carry case for my 1903 Springfield and then take it to a gun smith to ensure that its serviceable (pending the money from my uniforms.) weapons at gunsmith. 4. Lastly, I've not been around the forum like I should be, so (Doing better, but can always do better.)
  8. 1. FIGHT OWENS BROVATAR KORRA FIGHT! Continue following training program for powerlifting meet March 18th, 2017. I am now in week 9 of 14. Stick to the program! But also doing a Strongman competition for fun February 25th LOL. My PL coach is nonplussed with this decision, but also hey I'm throwing all these weights around to have fun and who the fuck cares as long as it's still fun, right? It's not like I've got sponsorships on the line or anything. After doing a Strongman Saturday last weekend I was hooked all over again. Also winning first place would not be too shabby. I would earn an invite to USS nationals! 2. NEW DAY NEW WAY! For now I am going to keep logging weight and macros in MFP, and stick to overall calorie goal. Will hopefully be updating this soon with more details as I am currently seeking out the services of a nutritionist that provides meal plans. 3. PR CITY Someone did this last challenge (sorry I forgot which warrior!) and I liked the idea so much I'm stealing it. Goal is at least 3 PRs per week. "PR" could be for reps, for volume, or just trying a new exercise. (If it is the first time you try it, it's a PR!). Also I just love Charlotte Flair. 4. Climb that Career Ladder! Time to finish pharmacy school! Only three more months, woohoo! All my residency interviews are now complete. I'll find out on March 17th if/where I was accepted. Talk about a crazy headspace the day before a competition. Thems the breaks. Goal is to not slack off, gotta still study for my licensure exam.
  9. As I never did a closing post for the last challenge, I'll both close this one out and start the next one. Things I'm going to continue building on: 1: Continue to get my workout back in order. Last challenge I changed to order of my work out order and I like it. I'm doing a modified 5-3-1 with emphasis on Bench and front squats. I've changed the order of my workout so I do squats/legs on day 2 and DL/back on day 3. This has reduced my back fatigue/pain in the week I've done it. And for those who know 5-3-1, I'm doing OHP on bench day. Not trying to get super strong in OHP, just build strong looking shoulders. Plan: A. Continue to lift and maybe think (this went well last challenge, I'm at my strongest again) about taking a 2nd rest day during the week (new.) B. More abs. Do 15 min abs workout 4-5 times a week. Abs help carrying load barring equipment into battle. (this went alright, I got about 2-4 core sessions a week.) C. Conditioning. I need to improve my conditioning a bit. So, I'll do some type of sprints, rows or horizontal cardio 3 times a week or go snowboarding for the day. Everyone knows you can't kill frost giants all day long... if you can't last all day long. (this didn't go as well as I wanted, lots of room to improve. Actually go snowboarding twice this month.) C1. Also, Since I got my promotion last summer and was moved to a first floor building, I realized that I'm missing the stairs in my life. Therefore, all bathroom/water breaks will be done on the 3rd floor (highest floor of my building.) Cause stairs are good. (this did go well.) D. (New) start doing Yoga. I have a reduced pass for a week at 2 places. I need to check them out and strech out my Glutes and Traps/Rhoms. Yoga days don't need to be double up with a heavy lifting day. I can step away from the gym to stretch... 2: I got fat(ter). I hit over 240lbs a couple of times (I was 212 in OCT) and I'm measured the highest I have ever measured on the waist. This is unacceptable. a. Track all the foods. (did good for 3/4 weeks) b. Be less fat. Using the Marine body fat test, I'm 21% BF with 50lbs of fat and a LBM of 186lbs. So, losing the 25lbs I gained will quickly fix the problem that I don't fit inside my armor. (I lost 12lbs, 2 inches off waist and at 17% bf over last challenge, need to keep this up.) Also, I've been called out in bf% PVP, so I have to destroy me some up and comers and get back to being this guy: c. (new) reduce sugar intake. My wife did the whole 30 for a month last year and she really liked it and I really liked the foods, even though I didn't want to fully participate. Mainly, I didn't want to give up my whey. This year, I'm interested in trying the whole 30, but the wife isn't, (food is really expensive.) So, I'm not going to do the whole 30, but I'm going to read the book and incorporate as many principles into my nutrition as I can. This will be hard to track. 3. Ragnarok will require proper defensive positions and weapons. So, I need to build proper defensive positions (I.e that shed Mrs. B wants me to finish.) Then I will train with my new Sword (in the Romeo and Juliet sense (no, the Leo/Clare one!)) I did finish the shed and cleared out most of my garage and I did get to the gun range once. Things I want to do this month to improve my defensive positions: A: Sell my Army uniforms. I found a surplus guy, we coordinated to meet, but he had to cancel, I need to follow up and sell it. I think I can get about $2000 for them. B: Clean out my garage fully. Move the rest of the stuff out of my garage into the shed, then sweep and clean out the garage. C: Clean out computer room and move stuff to the garage, shed or good will. Build racks in the Garage to mount my snowboards. D: Buy a carry case for my 1903 Springfield and then take it to a gun smith to ensure that its serviceable (pending the money from my uniforms.) 4. Lastly, I've not been around the forum like I should be, so (this went better last month, I'll continue on with this.)
  10. OK Nerds, for this one I am going to be traveling all over the world attempting to fight opponents. For this challenge I am assigning some taks to each fighter and if I can achieve a certain % of tasks completed I win! Let's get started. Zangief Zangief is going to be the tasks of lifting 3 times a week, although I will have 1-2 off around an event(talked about later). As well in order to get strong he doesn't drink...much, I mean he is russian. So I will only be drinking light beer one night a week. I have to fit it into my calorie goals as well Blanca Blanca is a sort of cat man. In order to beat Blanca I need to hit litter boxes, feeding and brushing my cats daily as scheduled. In addition Moo needs to finish her antibiotic. Also adding my fish cleaning/feeding to this since I am sure Blanca will eat them given the chance. E Honda E Honda is going to be my battle against my hobbies. I am trying to get some time on a hobby every night and they very greatly. I choose him since Wednesday nights is car time and his name is Honda. Lame but that is the best I can come up with. Dhalsim Dhalsim is pretty damn limber if you have every played these games. I guess he is going to be my stretching daily, and Yoga twice a week challenge. I won't be breathing fire though. Ryu Ryu is the definitive player IMO. He is likely focused and spends every waking moment crafting his abilities. I am going to defeat him by doing my Duolingo, Code Academy, and robotics tutorials daily, and in the case of robotics as scheduled. Guile Guile is going to be my cardio workouts/rucking. Obviously for the rucking part and I felt like I could lump the others in there with him. Vega Vega has abs. I want abs. Vega is my calorie battle. Saget Saget is kind of jacked but also a muay thai fighter. I will defeat him by hitting my body weight exercises daily. Balrog Balrog is my domestic rangering. I find it funny to choose him so there he is. Dishes, laundry and picking up. M Bison M Bison is really my boss battle. He will be back to back GORUCK Challenge and Light on 1/14 and 1/15. It is going to be tough and I have no idea what the weather is going to throw at me this far out. That is all I have for now. I may add another fighter or two.
  11. I have returned to return to my awesomeness. During my Br0din sleep, I had injured my lower trap, got sick, went on vacation them went through the holidays. ...and I got fat and fat Warriors won't do well when Ragnarok comes around. rare before photo: and rare after photo: Therefore, I have to get the basics back into order and start new things! 1: Get my workout back in order. I'm doing a modified 5-3-1 with emphasis on Bench and front squats. I've changed the order of my workout so I do squats/legs on day 2 and DL/back on day 3. This has reduced my back fatigue/pain in the week I've done it. I'm not lifting my deadlifts on a scheduled plan, just going to do 4-5 sets of 5 to work my back, glutes and hammies. And for those who know 5-3-1, I'm doing OHP on bench day. Not trying to get super strong in OHP, just build strong looking shoulders. Plan: A. Continue to lift and regain strength and get stronger because strong people crush weak people in battle. B. More abs. Do 15 min abs workout 4-5 times a week. Abs help carrying load barring equipment into battle C. Conditioning. I need to improve my conditioning a bit. So, I'll do some type of sprints, rows or horizontal cardio 3 times a week or go snowboarding for the day. Everyone knows you can't kill frost giants all day long... if you can't last all day long. C1. Also, Since I got my promotion last summer and was moved to a first floor building, I realized that I'm missing the stairs in my life. Therefore, all bathroom/water breaks will be done on the 3rd floor (highest floor of my building.) Cause stairs are good. 2: I got fat(ter). I hit over 240lbs a couple of times (I was 212 in OCT) and I'm measured the highest I have ever measured on the waist. This is unacceptable. a. Track all the foods. b. Be less fat. Using the Marine body fat test, I'm 21% BF with 50lbs of fat and a LBM of 186lbs. So, losing the 25lbs I gained will quickly fix the problem that I don't fit inside my armor. Also, I've been called out in bf% PVP, so I have to destroy me some up and comers and get back to being this guy: 3. Ragnarok will require proper defensive positions and weapons. So, I need to build proper defensive positions (I.e that shed Mrs. B wants me to finish.) Then I will train with my new Sword (in the Romeo and Juliet sense (no, the Leo/Clare one!)) But first I need to prepare my sword for battle like buying sights for it and paint it "tacticool." But do I got Multicam or black and white stormtrooper? or The more I look at it, the black and white is freaking cool looking. But before I paint it, I need sights and have my sling mount put on it. 4. Lastly, I've not been around the forum like I should be, so
  12. Welcome back to a new challenge. We will not accept any new recruits. However if you are already a doodlie: put the link to your challenge in this sign in sheet, so we know you're in and where to find you This time @Tanktimus the Encourager will whip us up a challenge to help us make a road map for 2017. We will start the challenge December 4th Daily tasks Tasks week 1
  13. Bros and SwoleMaidens, I conquered a kingdom and partook in too my festivals in my honor... and now I'm fat(ter). Its time to get back to work and make Br0din great again with this easy to list 4 step method: 1: Stop eating like an asshole. No more if it fits into my mouth. It must fit my macros, it must be counted. 2: Start lifting again. I have (what I think is) server tendinitis in my right elbow and forearm. Drugs and REST didn't help, so PT it is, starting tomorrow. So, lots of legs until I'm cleared to lift upper body. *(may have to reevaluate this after PT session.) 3: restart my abs exercises. I'm become lazy with my back PT because of time. Stop it. start doing abs. 4: Be awesome and spread my awesome to others. Same rules as past challenges, no need to restate them.
  14. That's it. I"m getting my shit together. I've lost my way and not been disciplined like I want to be. So, I got some simple things to get me to my goals. 1. Track everything. cyclying between 1a: 3 weeks eating at 1800-1900 cals 1b: 1 week of 2500 cals (and don't eat all the extra cals for dinner.) 1c: put down the beer and wine. 2. Get to 205lbs. 3. Post daily on my thread. don't worry about putting cool gifs in my posts, just post. 4. Create a challenge for the Warriors this cycle. Here is an update since the last time I've challenged Good: I've been doing great to sticking to 5-3-1. I found a new app that does the plate math and tracks sets preformed vs failed. I've been getting stronger and just missed a 5lbs pr for my bench in the last VPL comp and almost getting a set PR every week. Bad: I've sucked at tracking foods, I would track breakfast, lunch and snacks... but fail to track dinner. I've been in recomp/slight bulk for too long. And got fat(ter) I keep drinking the beer and wine... then get hung over and can't lift the next day... or I have to heavily medicate to be functional. But enough about me, lets talk about you too! Since I'm obviously struggling at taking care of my own thread, I'm really not making time for others. So feel free to bring your PR's, success, failures and dramas in here.
  15. The doodlies are back for a brand new challenge! If you want to be a doodlie, I understand, we are awesome. Contact @deftona and she can put you on the waiting list. We've got two divisions: the griddle, where you are now and the nuthouse. Both waiting lists are under Def's control, so PM here for more info. This round we are going to play battle ships. Links to the important documents: Template scoresheet and rules (on the second tab) Sign in sheet (for former and current doodlies) Don't forget to put the link to your challenge on the sign in sheet so we can find you. Important: If you wish to take a week off from this pvp, say so BEFORE that week starts! I'll adjust the amount of points you'll need to make a hit. Otherwise the amount of points you'll need for a hit will remain the same as stated in the sheet. <EleventyThousandAndThanSomething
  16. Brutal Bears Survives the Zombie Apocalypse Prologue: So, I am coming over the rangers for the first time; I never thought I would be here! I have traditionally been a warrior, but life has been difficult. I work 70+ hours a week managing a drug treatment center (and my cell is the emergency line), I'm a full time college student, and I don't get much "free time". I have recently had a lot of fun jogging, because I just love to get outside and sometimes I just can't get to the gym. I think I would like to try some unconventional training, like mace training at some point; but, this challenge is just to stay balanced and keep things fun. I would like to make a zombie survival challenge based of the great app "Zombies, run" this time and see what happens... so Rules: If the health of Abel hits 0 I lose. I will roll a D20 each day for damage and various workouts help heal build up the town. Health can not exceed 25 The Goal: Survive 5 weeks of the Zombie Apocalypse Abel Township Health (19/30) Missions
  17. Bro's and Swolemaidens, Its been too long. And I need to awaken from my Br0din sleep. When you last saw your lifting god in action, I was adjusting to a new boss, new work internet restrictions and figuring out tapatalk (why do I keep getting unsubscribed from treads!!!!) In the last 6 weeks: 1. supported the wife in her whole 30 quest. Cooking was fun, food tasty, but I stalled my weight loss cause I didn't count cals, because I didn't want to stress her out. Turns out she didn't whole 30 almost perfectly. 2. A coworker past away. Being the good guy I am, I volunteered to come in to work 2 hours earlier (that's 4AM now) to help cover his shift until new people can be hired and trained. 3. A manager asked me if I was interested in a position that he was trying to hire for the last 3 months. I think I'm a shoe in for it, but patience is a virtue. 4. 5-3-1 has been very successful for my bench strength. I don't mean to brag, but I got new PR's of 5@290lbs and 3@315. So, now to the future. 1. Count all the cals so I can get down to 205. (today, I'm at 217.4, but was at 212 10 days ago) 2. Continue 5-3-1 for bench. Be awesome. 3. Get Tan. stop looking like this: and start looking like this: So, shirt off tanning oil on, and play my stupid phone game out in the sun. 4. troll @Flex Luthor as every opportunity presents itself. 5. get sleep, don't be afraid to take a day off from the gym Yeah, your right. Sleep when your dead. Gym now.
  18. Intek

    Round 2.... FIGHT!

    So last month was my first month trying this out. The goal was to set habits in place to do something different other than doing nothing and wasting time. This month, I'm taking it a step further and building on the momentum from last month. Goals: Be in bed by midnight I'm setting this up just because I want to wake up earlier and get things done earlier in the morning. I still have a habit of staying up until I crash so this should help prevent that. Meditate Daily for 30 days (No Time Requirement) I've seen how meditating has been helping lately. I felt bad for breaking the streak a couple times last month so I want to see if I can go 30 consecutive days with no time requirement on how long to do it. I'll experiment with longer runs and at least get in a good 5 minutes if I don't have much time that day. Dance Party 3x a week (2x a week MINIMUM) This is just to feel good, get out of my head, and go back to my body before either going out or going to work. I got this idea from a 3 foot giant aka Sean Stephenson. He has a great talk on TEDx too. Here's a video for reference on the Dance Party: Run 3x Week Last month was daily walking. This month I'm stepping it up and giving running a try. I did it the other day and saw it was a nice change of pace. I'm also integrating Zombies Run since it's been a long while since I used that. This will be fun. Yoga 2x Week This is to help to maintain my body during rest days and build on my flexibility & balance. I plan on getting NF Yoga next month. For now, I'm going to use Youtube. If anybody knows any good resources, let me know. Read 5x Week After doing this last month, I can read more than when I started. Instead of doing this everyday, I'm doing 5 days a week this time so I can allow myself to take a day off if I want it. Finish Level Up Your Life and start a new book I was looking at the book today and was surprised I'm 2/3 through with it. I want to get this book done so I can start a new one. Taking it one page at a time. Eat clean for 3 days in a row (Do this twice every week with an optional day to "cheat") To make it easier than 6 days in a row, I'm just breaking it down to 3 days in a row twice a week. Instead of concerning myself with what exactly is on my plate, I'm just making sure I'm having the best quality food I can get. I'm already consciously minimizing processed foods and sugar so that helps a lot. As long as it's real food, I'll put it on my plate. The optional day is for when life happens. Gotta make room for that. Small Talk when I'm out (Side Quest) This is a social goal I have so I can get more comfortable talking to strangers. Social situations with strangers still freak me out and I'm working on it to lessen the anxiety in the moment. One Academy Quest Per Week (Side Quest) At least one academy quest a week to get some more XP, see how far I can push myself, and keep moving that baseline. Just like last month, I'm doing the Gold Star/Demerit system for accountability and highlighting behaviors. Feedback is always welcome. Let's get it!
  19. Brothern and Swolemadien, When I started 4 weeks ago, this was my mental spot But last Challenge I get back to fighting shape, but not close enough to where I want to be. So, lets keep the momentum going Fitness/nutrition Q1: Gym all the time, but don’t be afraid to take rest days, don’t be afraid to take some days off if the lower back feels strained. Snowboarding counts as a gym day Q2: Do Physical Therapy every day, even on days not going to the gym. Q3: Track all the foods and eat at a deficit. Superbowl Sunday will be the reward day for this awesomeness. Q4: Post before and after progress pics to show awesomeness achieved. LUYL: When there is fuck around time at work, take the free classes that they give me and stop surfing the internet. and of course Gotta have fun.
  20. Brothern and Swole Maidens, I have been asleep for too long And allowed Broki to run amuck. Time to wake up and get back into fitness and stop eating everything and getting my drinky drinky on But now is a new year, and new start and time to stop this and pay for our sins But, the goals are still the same: Fitness/nutrition Q1: Gym all the time, but don’t be afraid to take rest days, don’t be afraid to take some days off if the lower back feels strained. Snowboarding counts as a gym day Q2: Do Physical Therapy every day, even on days not going to the gym. Q3: Track all the foods and eat at a deficit. Superbowl Sunday will be the reward day for this awesomeness. Q4: Post before and after progress pics to show awesomeness achieved. LUYL: When there is fuck around time at work, take the free classes that they give me and stop surfing the internet.
  21. Hey everyone. I have been obsessed with an idea of a while, and I wanted to see if there was any interest here on the community; basically I am a huge lover of D&D and MMO's, but honestly I can't play much, if any, anymore. I have been stuck on the idea of playing some fitness D&D. My goal is to try and bring together a group of five adventurers (including myself), and play through some campaigns. It would work something like this, each person in the party would be allotted a certain number of actions per day (though they must work for the class they are playing) and the actions bust me completed IRL to take affect in our story. So, for example I play a Druid and say we get attacked by a mob, so I transform into a bear and fight back-to do this i must do strength/warrior work out session, or I could turn into a stag and run (walk so many miles). The enemies would be use standard D20 attacks (maybe we could implement dice rolls for us and bonus to rolls based on workouts). So, that is my idea. I will DM, but honestly would love it if someone else would be willing or would help out. So, if you are interested please post and follow this thread (with your class, race, role, and maybe a few abilities-I will post some for myself below), and in turn we will would get a group, put our class and system into place, and then we will start fighting some bad guys. Any/all ideas are welcome and appreciated! Slot 1: Brutal Bears - Human Druid (Tank and back up heals) Bear From -Strength workouts (tanking)| Fox Form -geocaching(finding treasure and minor DPS) | Stag Form -(walking)Travel|Owl Form- Meditation and Yoga(Healing) Slot 2: Slot 3: Slot 4: Slot 5:
  22. Hello! First off, I hope you're having a great day! To learn more about me and why I'm here check this out: My Life Story/Intro can be found here! If you like me, Here is my Battlelog! Main Quest: To weigh 155lbs (Currently about 50lbs) SMRT Quests: 1. Bike to work 3 times per week 2. Do 1 Strength training and 1 yoga class/week 3. Food Prep over the weekend for Monday-Friday (food prep on Monday August 3rd for that week due to holiday) Scoring: BIKE: A - 18+ bike rides completed B - 15 bike rides completed C - 12 bike rides completed D - 9 bike rides completed E - 6 bike rides completed F - <6 Bike Rides completed STRENGTH/FOODPREP: A - 6 completed B - 5 completed C - 4 completed D - 3 completed E - 2 completed F - <1 completed LIFE Quest: Keep the Kitchen Clean during this challenge! I don't really pick up after myself, so here's my effort! My hubby and I have a deal to clean the kitchen on specific days. We alternate days and each have 3 days of cleaning. Scoring: A - 18+ Days Cleaned B - 17 Days Cleaned C - 16 Days Cleaned D - 14 Days Cleaned E - 12 Days Cleaned F - 10 Days Cleaned My Motivation: I want to remember what it feels like to be proud of myself. To stand tall on top of a mountain and go 'Yeah - that's right, This is me!'. I also want to be as fit as I can be before I enter into the next chapter of motherhood. Kind of like prepping my body for 9 months of chaos Attribute points: I will look into this in my next challenge after I can create my character. I'm just having a hard time grasping everything - Once I figure this out I'll update it Challenges: - I have a bad knee. It is much better now but still a bad knee - I have little to no time between husband, puppy, full time job, and wedding/general photography!
  23. Where to Begin?! I Love Data! Love Love Love it. If you use Strava - you can find me here: https://www.strava.com/athletes/2536754 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Me: Height: 5'6" Likes: Kickboxing, boxfit, zumba, yoga, karate, swimming, biking, rollerblading, hiking, walking, doing manual labour. I Do love tracking stuff - I like numbers and results PROGRESS LOGS: My beautiful Excel Tracking Sheet! (This has my weigh ins/goals!) July 15th 2015 - Start: Weight: 203.4 Total CMs: 718 July 15th 2015 - Current: Weight: 203.4 Total CMs: 718 <> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The next 6 Week Challenge is in a few weeks - I will be tracking mini goals here until the next challenge! Goal: Weekly Weigh Ins - Monday AM (so I'm more diligent on the weekends!) Task#1: Weekly Meal Prep! - Prepare for the unexpected! I don't (okay I'm lying here....) I SHOULDN'T go into a battle against 5 other players without help! I will die if I do It happens all the time - SO Meal prep is a must! It's like withering down the opponent before delivering final blow! Task#2: Bike to work minimum 3x per week! This totals for a whopping 50km/week bike ride! Task#3: Incorporate 1 Strength workout/week and 1 Yoga workout per week. ------ My weeks will go Monday - Sunday
  24. Hooray, it's the next challenge! Well, not quite Buuut, ItsDaniel, from the Rangers, created a Bye Week Challenge that I've decided to join. I fell off the fitness wagon during finals (as usual... unfortunately). So I'll be splitting this up into two different sections: The Bye Week Challenge, and the regular 6-Week Challenge! The Bye Week Challenge, as established by ItsDaniel: Challenge 1: Do Something New I'm going to call the local kung fu studio and see if I can stop by at some point this week or next week and take a beginners class to see if I like the dojo. I've always wanted to try kung fu (and live out my nerdy dream of being able to say "I know kung fu!" Ã la Nero from The Matrix and be completely serious about it), and I figure now is the time to try! I start my internship next week on Monday, but I'll need something to do other than work to keep myself entertained. Challenge 2: Fitness Challenge I'm going to do some form of active exercise every single day until the regular challenge starts. No rest days. This probably just means bodyweight/lifting will alternate days and I'll be running on days that I don't do either. Today was a body weight day, so tomorrow I'll do either handstand training or go for a run (or both!), and then Thursday will be either bw or lifting. Friday, running, and so on and so forth until 7 June, the day before the challenge starts. The 7th will be my only rest day, because I want to be well-rested for the challenge. Challenge 3: Something Fun I love to dance. If it weren't for the fact that I'm horribly uncoordinated, I would be dancing a lot more often. My goal is to find at least an hour to just go nuts and dance. Apartment, friend's house, nightclub. Wherever. I need to find the time to dance. Any kind of dancing.
  25. Hello Everyone! Okay so MAYBE I can't change the game - but I sure have some competitive bones in me. I have been hovering around these grounds for a lot longer than I want to admit . - To be quite honest - I had a hard time figuring everything out - and I still am. I figured the best thing for me to do is to start with an introduction. And you'll get quite an introduction!!! I'll give you a whole cruddy story, my challenges, my obstacles, my achievements and ultimately my goals! ****** Scroll past until you see a line of stars if you don't want my whole story!******* On one fateful day in the late 1980s, a child was born.... Wait - a little early? Maybe too detailed?... okay lets jump ahead to where I actually started to care about myself! Okay - lets paint a photograph. My upbringing wasn't always about how good the food was that we ate. I never learnt that I should eat properly. The only thing that I learnt is that junk food is a treat and that I can have some once per week. I remember in high school, I used to eat a lot of chips, pop, and just over all a lot of non nutritional food. My mother was over weight and too busy putting food on our plates and my father wasn't around too much either. Food was never an important source of energy, it was something I did when I was hungry and bored. I remember a day when I decided no more junk food, no more chips, no more chocolate bars, no pop, no juice... nothing. I ate healthy-er... but still not healthy healthy, I essentially lowered sugar and salt intake a heck of a lot. This change alone, helped me get into the fittest shape I'd been my entire life. Throughout my last year of high school, I dropped from a 18 to a 12/14 and I felt great. While in high school, I did badminton, competitively swim, I would walk/roller blade/bike EVERYWHERE I wanted to go. Over all my life was active. I eventually moved to a city, moved in with my one of my brothers. Everyday I would Rollerblade 8 kilometers and I was more and more conscious of my eating habits. My brother and I were working together, buying healthy foods and as a team we were doing great. I managed to get down to a size 9. I was fit, I could do things I was amazing. I eventually started going to College. I had to drive to school as I went to school from 8am-4pm and worked 4pm-10 pm every night. Saturdays I would work 9-5 and I would party every night. My clean eating turned into eating out and over the following 8 months I gained a good amount of weight. In November of that year - My brother passed away. He was in a bicycling accident with a transport truck (http://ghostbikes.org/london/caleb-losier) . For a good 6 months after this nothing changed. I ate takeout (for the most part), I refused to look at a bike, I didn't do anything other than continue to work, school, and party (booze, and lots of it over the weekends). I had met my now husband while in college, we started dating a few months after my brother passed away and he's helped me through a lot of tough times. I made it to a record high of 230 lbs. I got the talk from my mother - 'You really need to get control of your weight before you lose control of it'. I knew I had to do something. That feeling that I had when I was fit - it was amazing. The first thing I did in the fall, was cut out all takeout. I stopped for 3 months straight I was on a 'no eating out' rule. I did extremely well and never caved. That december I had my first gall bladder attack. I was down to about 215 and in the new year I had to monitor my fat intake and cut out all drinking for fear of another gallbladder attack. On top of this, my other brother and I joined our first gym. We went to the gym 5 days a week, we were each others personal trainers and gym buddies. We discovered Run Zombies 5k training and we did incredible!. In the spring, I was driving to work one day thinking Why am I driving? My brother biked 25kms/day - surely I can do 20. This was an internal battle. Could I? Should I? I went out and bought my baby. I love it. She rides gentle and is responsive. Everything I could ever need in a bike. Once I started biking, I was hooked. Now I was biking, running, and weight lifting. By that fall I was down to 184lbs!!!(writing this I crave to be here again!) I started having some knee issues and decided to ease off a little bit. Over the winter I ended up putting back 20lbs. March I had my gallbladder taken out and I was biking and running again. I got married that fall(last fall) and after that, my knee decided to fully give up at 194lbs and I've been in physio for over 8 months now trying to nurse it back to full health!. I don't know if I'll be running again. But I will definitely use machines on cardio days that help me with cardio when I get to that point. I currently do have a gym membership, mainly for Yoga (I got my husband in on this too!). I enjoy classes as it pushes me a little bit more. My last 5 years have been spent working on understanding what I need to eat, how much I need to eat, what I need to do, and how much I need to do it - in order to become healthier. There is so much information out there. I have been working on finding stuff that I love. This makes it better for me! I have struggled with information overload and with 'some things are okay and others aren't'. I LOVE Nerd Fitness' articles and find them to be up my alley and more informative and the stupid womens health magazine ever was for me. ****************************************************************************************************** About Me: Current Weight: 204lbs BFP: Apparantly 40% Height: 5'6" Sex: Female Age: 26 Favorite Activities: Biking, Rollerblading, Hiking/Exploring, kickboxing! (with a good knee ) Job: 2! 1. Technical Support Specialist 2. Photographer (most of my time is spent on my butt!) Strengths: - Dedicated - Strong willed - Active - Confidence (I haven't mentioned how awesome I am yet have I?! ) Challenges: - I am Asthmatic. - I do not do well doing things on my own. GOALS These were the Health/Fitness goals I set for 2015 Health/Fitness: My biggest goal for this year is to 1000kms in total – tracked through Strava: Total so far: 398Walking/Running: Walk/Run 500km this year Total so far: 60kmEat more green smoothies I was doing well at the begining of the year (up until May) Overall, make better food choices I've been doing great until this summer! Even right now it's not as bad as last yearDo an event with a friend! I need to postpone this due to my knee (no relapsing!)Go Kayaking I've been canoeing, but kayaking is still happening!Bike from Cambridge to Paris and back COMPLETED !!!!My overall goal for 2015 was to become more active. I believe that I have accomplished this goal thus far. When I realized I was falling behind in my biking, I made a challenge to bike a minimum of 3 separate days a week for a month, this helped!. My goals while on Nerd Fitness/Long Term Goals. 1. I would love to see 150 (even 159) on the scale. The lowest I've ever weighed was 155 and I remember that feeling. I know that going back to the weight I was at when I was 20 may be unrealistic, but I know that it is achievable! 2. Overall, I want that feeling back. The feeling of not wanting to be anything else then I am right now. I am 'happy' with who I am, with my body. But I want to be proud. I am not proud right now. I want to be fit and I want to know my limits and push them. This is my ultimate goal 3. Fit in a size 10 shorts that I have kept! 4. MAINTAIN my weight when I have dropped. How do I expect to do all of this? 1. I will eat better. 2. Learn more about eating properly/portioning. 3. I want to exercise more - I need to start strength building again. 4. Integrate myself in this community and support others My big big goal/Reward - Once I am at 160 (or at a place where I have that amazing I'm Proud of myself feeling) and I've been there or under for 1 full year, I will be getting a tattoo. My first (And I dare say only). It's a dragonfly that I designed when my brother passed away. To me it will symbolize every single person who has helped me achieve my goals in life, and remind me that I am strong, and that I can be who ever I want to be. Thank you all for your time! I really appreciate it and I apologize (like a true Canadian!) for the super long post! Feel free to poke/prod/cheer or what ever other shenanigans(I meant awesomeness!) we do here! ***Edit Adding these photos*** Here's where I want to be again! I CAN DOOOOOO IIIITTTTT!!!!! Here's where I was at 184!!! And Here's where I pretty much am! This was in March
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