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  1. Sovellis

    Balance

    Sovellis woke with a splitting headache. He felt woozy and disoriented. Looking around, he saw he was back in Noor's stone shack. How had he gotten there? Wasn't he just at the ruins of that tower? Despite feeling awful, at least he could feel that the fae beast's hold on him had been broken. Noor calmly chopped vegetables, layering them over chunks of rabbit meat to start a stew. She ached all over and her mind felt crisped, but it was over for now. The tower was free of beasts and she could finish her research and collapse it's haunted hall. Sovellis was freed for now. "What the
  2. Lifestyle goal 1: A game of chances: Be accepted into the university as a Physiotherapist: Okay so a few challenges ago I applied, and I'm awaiting response this thursday (30th) this is as the title describes a game of chances. around 1/10 will be accepted (as for last year) but I'm hoping the best.! Grades: PASS // FAIL +1 WIS will be granted Fitness goal 1: Same side Elbow to Toe both sides. To improve my hamstring flexibility I'm working towards the Toe to Forehead stretch. Follow the protocol 4x a week for the 6 weeks of the challenge. Grades: 6 Weeks = A (1) 4 Weeks = B (0,75
  3. Greetings, being completely new I believe an introduction is in order. Let's start with the basics: I'm Michael, live in Hildesheim a little city in Germany, am 30 years old and primarily work as a yoga teacher (I do some IT consulting and sound bowl massage on the side). Besides that I'm part of the advisory council of a German Online Gaming Community (because sometimes that ist more interesting than gaming itself) and active in local politics (because I firmly believe that in order to change something you have to get involved first). Oh and I'm a member of a real life druid order. And a
  4. My goal for 2015 is to be able to do one pull up, well. I'm a 32-year-old woman, 1.7m tall and 70.7 kg. I haven't done a pull up since . . . maybe middle school? Maybe elementary? I've been doing bodyweight on and off since September, and am much stronger and lighter than I was. I am still stuck on what I call "modified jackknives" in my pull up progression, though. (http://www.startbodyweight.com/p/pull-up-progression.html) I use the middle bar, and am in a more or less 90° "sitting" position midway between fully extended arms and the full pull up. I might be able to do a jackknife, too, b
  5. Last round I had a delicious "un-challenge" that clearly showed me how much I treasure exercise and using the muscles and joiynts of my body every day. Really, if I do too little for just a few days I don't feel good any more and that is relatively new for me, but of course totally good 3x pole training per week are going well, but not enough (?!?! when did that happen??) Spontaneous craziness had me sign up for an aerial hoop course over the next 5 weeks as well as (meaning hoop class on Wednesdays and pole class on Thursdays, plus 2x training at home on the pole) I am both super excite
  6. After a restful period with the druids, Waanie longed back to her old home in the assassin's den. She missed the action, the weird movements and, mostly, the black clothes. The route she had taken from the den to her current home was just the easiest and most straightforward road. However, she had heard of many side roads. Some were said to be dangerous, some held beauty beyond belief and others even held treasures. Because the druids had taught here that she has plenty of time to get back, she decided to take some of these meandering paths. The first adventure she wanted to make was to climb
  7. HEllo Rebellion! I've been over at the Academy for a while and I am back for a challenge. I am borrowing my 3 goals from previous challenges. Excited to be back, say hey when you get a chance 1. Hang, Bend or Balance 10 minutes every day. 2. 10,000 steps per day. 3. #100HappyDays I like doing crow, I need to improve my grip strength, and balance can sometimes get overlooked in workouts. For this part of the challenge, I'll be testing out new ways to hang, bend or balance. Minimum of 10 minutes a day. I have a pedometer I've never used so let's count steps. 10,000 is the recomme
  8. Main Quest: To be happy, feel happy, and enjoy my life. I want to be happier in 6 weeks than I am now. Diet and Fitness Goal 1: "I'm a grown ass woman, I do what I want" Work out 3x a week. This has no schedule, no specific routine. Just do what I feel like doing. What qualifies as a "workout?" I have to put on fitness clothes and do an activity specifically for my body (i.e. not walking to the store to buy food). This could be yoga, could be bodyweight stuff, etc. Diet and Fitness Goal 2: Eat what you want This is probably an un-challenge, but I'm not going to track. Not going to count. N
  9. Main Quest- Move beyond the recommended routine found on /r/bodyweightfitness. Complete the recommended routine every other day. Limit sweets intake. (Pastrys, soda, candy.) Cardio three to four times a week. (Running, jump rope, boxing.) Life Side Quest- Write a story. Try to submit a page a week. While I am working on this challenge I will be writing a narrative day by day to go along with with my posts here. Something to try and grab your attention and keep your attention over this six week challenge. Links: Recommended routine - http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/kb/re
  10. Hi there ! Ellith here (aka Sophie), ex-recruit ready to kick some asses ! So, since I'm a huge World of Warcraft fan (still playing), the name of the challenge and of the quests are taken from the game . Took me some time to find them but here they are ! After a good 1st challenge as a recruit, here I am, joining the assassin . This looks like a cool place to stay and I want to focus on building strength with weight lifting and body workout and I want to increase my flexibility and balance by doing yoga (and I want to manage some awesome poses like crow pose, headstand and handstand
  11. Salt. You'd never know that you could smell salt. Not unless you sail. Not unless you are out here. On the seas. Blue skies meeting blue waves as far as the eye can see. Barely a cloud in the sky.. It's the best time of year to sail. Usually. It should have been easy for us to navigate these waters. The Besparie never sail these straits this time of day. They usually stick to a very strict schedule. This ship just had to be different. It just had to be today. My name is Shawn. I've been on these waves for as long as I can remember. I've seen a lot of good sailors, good men lose t
  12. Challenge 12 – Mistr stays on target My goals were good for the last challenge but my execution was spotty at best. This time I am going for consistency. Life goal I've been inconsistent about focusing at work. When I'm at home I can pick from a long list of tasks. If I don't feel like cooking, I can clean or sort things or work on projects. I've gotten better at taking breaks to do fun things between tedious chores. At work I tend to find excuses to surf the net when I want to avoid a task. Knowing better is not helping me change the behavior. The really idiotic part is that most of
  13. Introduction: Hi I am Manarelle and this is my second challenge. I started using the Rebellion's guide to bodyweight training four months ago when hours of cardio were doing nothing for my knee problems or my weight. I got from 200 lbs to 175 with cardio and cutting out snacks, but I hit a plateau mid-2014, and got discouraged. I got through my first challenge, but recognized that (as usual) I was trying to do it all at once. Since I have a full-time job and take online classes toward my Master's degree, my schedule's already a little full, so I need to back up and identify just a few importa
  14. Eat, Sleep & Be Merry Completely Reworked Goals on 2/24/2015 Wow. For the last year, I have been really pushing hard. It’s time to stop, regroup, and restore. I’m a hardcore minimalist, and this challenge I’m keeping my goals lean and trim: Eat. Eat well. Last challenge I noticed that I wasn’t eating, not because I was full or because I was mindfully fasting but because I couldn’t be bothered. Wait. What? I love food. But I left it until late in the day, and we all know that 50-75% of our calories should come before dinner. And I know that carbs, especially in the evening, are a
  15. (waves to all the nice people wearing black) Hei! I've been making my way around the Guild halls, and for this challenge I've decided that the Assassins are the place to be. I have a rather odd collection of goals this time around: Main Quest: Body recomposition and weight loss A bit about me: I'm 57 and work in a super-sedentary desk job (I type medical reports all day). Most of my hobbies, including playing clarinet in concert bands and writing novels, also involve an inordinate amount of sitting. Currently I'm at 215 pounds but would much rather weigh 155. For the next 6 weeks, th
  16. Welcome to 2015! After two years with the Rebellion, I find it tedious to go back through my threads, so this is a place to keep it all together (and we could all use a little less line noise in our lives!)
  17. Hi guys This challenge for me (my second, just moved up from recruit!) is about losing as much fat as it is possible to lose in a sustainable manner. I weigh 172lb, and according to my estimations, I should weigh no more than 156. I have made a huge impact in my fitness level by taking up jogging, but I'd like to start branching out, as well as generally doing more. I also have huge issues with coordination, posture, flexibility etc, and if these got improved along the way, it would be a great thing. Last challenge I aimed fairly low, as I wanted to really make sure I would stick with it.
  18. Sorry that I am joining the party late. The holidays kind of hit me hard, partly because I had so much backed up from having gone on our epic trip to New Zealand. (For those who want to see, I did finally post a summary and some pics at the end of my last challenge thread: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/56318-elsfaire-accompanies-the-hobbit-through-middle-earth/page-5 Just scroll down a bit. ) I have been doing things, but have not been able to post on the NF boards at all fro a few weeks. For this challenge: I have a real issue with maintaining balance. I recently had a b
  19. INTRODUCTION: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger Just me, myself and I What doesn't kill you makes you stronger Stand a little taller Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone Thanks to you I got a new thing started Thanks to you I'm not the broken-hearted Thanks to you I'm finally thinking about me You know in the end the day you left was just my beginning In the end... -What doesn't kill you (Stronger), Kelly Clarkson This is my 3rd challenge and my second as an assassin! I'm stealing the lyric theme idea from Startsapart because I quoted the above song to someone yester
  20. I did a huge amount of work last year, and just as we left the short, dark days behind us, I felt as though I had truly turned a major corner in my life, heading toward the light personally as well as with the seasons. The accomplishments and insights have been a game-changer personally, and I am ready to begin a new chapter in my life story, and I’m interested to see what this path brings. However much work was already done, work isn’t over and done with; far from it in fact. Instead of doing the same things I had been focused on all last year, and improving with, I will be taking on a
  21. i used to have my head in clouds and learned to root my feet in the ground speaking to stars above, nurtured by mother earth all around i learned there is nothing to fear, so why not venture out more turn my world upside down and learn wonder and awe i discovered so much that it's time to decide what first to enjoy, what set for later aside to be with what is now and then let it go for a balance will ensure the most bliss through it all. Main Quest Build and strengthen healthy habits that help me grow stronger, flexible, efficient and balanced, so that ALL areas of my life get their tu
  22. The BALANCING ACT Do you find yourself wanting more balance? We are all about moving from one place to the next. That's what Scouts do. How can we do that with more finesse and dexterity? Do you want to be able to do something that you haven't yet accomplished? Improve something that has been just out of reach? YES! I'd be so excited if I could... ... run trails with awesome turns and sudden drops. ... do slacklining. ... pull the same amount with both arms while doing the freestyle part of my swim program. ... maneuver through traffic more confidently on my bike. ... walk on icy sidewal
  23. Being late seems to become a second nature for me . I'm not sure that I like this... Anyway, here are my targets. Actually I have started at the right time last monday, but no online free-time until now. Earth, the place where the foundations should be. Earth is solid, is stable, it does not change and it it at the base of every thing else. For me earth is my "long life" routine: meditate 15-30 minuteskarate outdoor (30 minutes) or walk (2 hours)sleep 50 hours per week (7 hours/day, but I use the average per week to give me some room)eat daily according to plan (2 meals per week are free)CON
  24. For weeks, Achaedia has traveled alone through the winter forest. She has grown used to the solitude, to the chittering of the birds overhead and the shuffle of rats underfoot. At the same time, she cannot shake the feeling that she is merely waiting for something to happen. Finally, something does. Crouched at a spring where she dips a hand into the water and drinks, she hears voices. She stands, shaking the water from her hand, and begins to make her way toward the sound. Before long, she comes to what appears to be a camp in a wide clearing. Tents are set up, banners and flags wave in the
  25. I was hiding in my cave while the others were enjoying the fire and dancing, laughing. Suddenly, someone dressed all in black comes towards me and hands me an enveloppe. "Wanna join?" says in curved letters the paper contained inside. When I raised my head to look at the man a second time, he was already gone. The paper was all blank except for these two words. Whether or not I wanted to join was moot, since I couldn't join based on these two words alone. Or could I? I needed to solve this mystery. Following an idea, I get closer to the fire. Some people laughed at me, a snort of sort, which
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