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  1. I'm back on a ketogenic diet, after easing up for a couple of months. My weight had been hovering around 187 pounds, and I've decided it's time to knock off another 10-15 pounds and get into the 170-175 range. Today is day 3 and already I've noted a distinct drop in hunger, so I may be in ketosis now. Lunch was egg salad, without the sandwich. Pondering what kind of exercise program would go along with this and am contemplating a return to the Druids for the next challenge, possibly for yoga.
  2. Hi, I'm Beka. I'm 25, originally from New Zealand, now living in Yangon, Myanmar. (Curious? Feel free to ask me about it!) I'm a little embarrassed to admit that although I've been a member since 2013, I have never been fully active on the forums. Classic case of the 'tried something for a week, couldn't stick to it'. It's a little bit the story of my life. So why am I here? Because I want to be more than average! I have got by all my life by doing the bare minimum, and that has worked for me. But it's hardly a way to live. Each day should be an adventure, and we should be trying to get the most out of it. But I have been spending most days waiting for it to be over so I could get back to my couch, my fridge, my terrible addicition to Pretty Little Liars. I am suddenly feeling jealous of those people who can't wait to get to their sports practice, or their yoga class, or gym session. I want to be able to walk into a clothes store and buy the things I want to buy, not the things that make me look smaller than I really am. I want to be able to feel healthy and walk tall, and shake off my shadow of self-doubt. It's about feeling content and happy in your own skin. So, how will I do it? I've already started, which is why I'm here. I didn't want to start a battle log only to give up after 3 days. For the last two weeks, I have: - Stopped eating sugar and processed foods. (I've gone from eating chocolate and drinking red bull on a daily basis, to only eating fruit for breakfast.) - Completed a yoga session daily. (and oh man, my butt muscles hurt!). - Cycled to work and back every day. - Stopped drinking alcohol, started drinking 3 litres of water a day. (It may not sound like much, but I used to only drink coffee!) Next Steps? Continue as above for one more week. After week 3, introduce beginner body weight routine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Feels good to be finally joining the ranks for real.
  3. So I should probably start up a battle journal huh? So without any further ado. My stats Age 35 Height: 5'6" Current Weight: 250 Goal Weight: 140 My plan of action so far has been running, or more accurately trundling and wheezing. I've been trying to get out for a run at least 6 days a week. I've been using the 10K trainer by Zen Labs, as well as the Zombies Run app. Today I'm going to use the zombies run app. For today I've set up an interval training program which, to be quite honest, might be a little too much. But if it doesn't work, then I'll reconfigure it for next time. I've set up one of the jog intervals to include a 5 minute jog, which at my (shitty) fitness level will be pretty rough. But I have been improving. I still can't make a complete lap on the track I run on, but I can get past my initial landmark when I started two months ago. So my short term goal IS to make a full circuit. Maybe, MAYBE, it will happen today to a degree if I can manage the 5 minutes. But by then it will be less of a jog and resemble more like Frankenstein having a seizure. My long term goal is to compete in the Ohio Swiss Festival Cheese Chase 10k run. It feels so unobtainable to me right, so I need to find a way to keep motivated. My diet the last week or so hasn't been the best. I'm not actually working right now, so I'm relying off of a food pantry and my food card to eat. I do take surveys online for extra money as well. But everything is up in the air if my case manager can find me a job or get me on unemployment, one or the other. I'll report back later if I can manage the run or not.
  4. Current: Second challenge Nov 2nd, log start here. First challenge, September 20th - October X log ☆ Sept 20 is when I joined, 6 days later than the start but better late than never. I suppose this can be when I start. A brief journal entry then catalogging my meals and activity are what can be expected. I'll make each post a months worth I think... Food: diced tomatoes and eggs w/pinch of cheese, mudslide, dinner at sofa's so lots of galupse & dolmas, 3 chocolate covered cherries, 8oz coffee with a sneeze of cream Exercise: 10min walk though I suspect it was 7 because my husband is sneaky and got a new pocket watch that he wouldn't show me when I asked for the time... >u< I wasn't expecting to dive into NF today but it happened. I really need to grocery shop and donate the foods I won't be eating. Anywho, not a bad start. ♡
  5. I have been keeping a pen and paper log but I decided I wanted to post here to help with accountability. Right now I am working on being healthy and running my first half marathon. I have RA among other fun things but currently it is all under control. Better yet, the healthier I am the better I can handle those times when things are not in my control. LOL My longest run has been 7 miles but I backed off training. This week I will see where I am at distance wise. I have been running for almost a year. I will be doing a half in October...wish me luck! Current measurements (inches): Neck: 16 1/4 shoulders 18 3/4 chest 44 1/4 biceps 12 waist 43 1/2 hips 47 1/2 thigh 25 3/8 Weight 198.4 lbs
  6. Hey everybody, reckoned I might as well start me a log on here. Let's see now background info Height. 6 ft. 1.83 m. Weight. 195 lbs. 88.5 kg. Neck. 15 in. 38.1 cm. Chest. 42 in. 106.7 cm. Waist. 38 in. 96.5 cm. Hips. 39 in. 99 cm. Thighs. 24 in. 61 cm. Calfs. 15 in. 38.1 cm. Biceps. 14 in. 35.6 cm. Forearms. 11 in. 27.9 cm. Reason for working out My family has a history of heart disease, diabetes, and all in all bad health. I'm working to put that off. I've already been sick enough in my life. In 2012 I spent five months not being able to keep anything down. Had to have my gallbladder out in June. That's after having an appendectomy( I'm proud of myself right now cause I spelt that right on the first go) in January. So two surgeries, 60 pounds lost and a whole lot of missed school later I decided I needed to take better care of myself. That and I want to look good. Primary goal Be as healthy as I can. My main aim here is to get to around 200 lbs. with 10% body fat. Secondary goals Publish a book Do 6 pushups with body weight on back Run mile in under 5 minutes Finish a qualifying course on American Ninja Warrior And lots of other stuff. My ultimate goal above all others is to be the best man I can be. To serve the Lord, do his will, and make it to Heaven when I die.
  7. Great Creator, I see my enemy, but they're cunning and fierce. I plan to attack on the dawn of the second sunrise. I know I cannot face them in battle alone, and you have provided the allies I need to succeed. It will all end with them or me, and if it's war to my dying day, so be it. These spirits of the Shadow do not oppress me alone, but every living creature in this land. It was you who saved me from the Shadow's deadly grasp. It was you who appointed me with the sight to see beyond this physical realm into where the spirits deal, your realm and the enemies'. You gifted me with great skills, talents and admirable qualities as the means to help rescue others from the Shadow and his followers. I ask for your strength and perseverance to under this quest and pursuit against the spirits of Gluttony and Sloth. Spirit Chaser a.k.a Sachiko, the Golden Hind (These battle entries will continue to be directed as personal letters to a higher power that Sachiko turns to for daily wisdom and guidance.) *The Great Creator appears to Sachiko as a mighty Golden Eagle of Guidance in the Sky.
  8. I didn't use my battle logs nearly enough before, which doesn't help in a situation where logging and writing down things could improve the outcome. Face, meet palm. So I sat down and listed everything that I should be doing throughout the course of the day along with things I want to be doing. The things that I should be doing aren't pressing. The list includes tending to the house and prepping meals. During the school year, it includes making sure my little [step] brother is up, fed, and sent off to school with lunch. With the summer, I have more time to start a concrete routine that I hope to develop and build on to in the future. For now, I'm going to focus on the present; on the today. Outside of fitness, I have also made myself a daily cleaning calendar. One room a day with a few overlaps of everyday items (dishes, laundry if needed) and I won't feel so overwhelmed. I think feeling overwhelmed or that you have so much to do in a short period of time makes you less likely to accomplish anything. That's how I usually feel, but there are plenty of ways to conquer that feeling. I just have to do it. While life and depression can play a large part in not wanting to do things, there are also the notoriously evil laziness and procrastination that lurk in the shadows. I am guilty of allowing them to run my life most of the time. Especially lately. This is why I am going to utilize battle logs to establish a routine before jumping back into six week challenges. I loved the challenges, but they're not beneficial if I am not executing them properly. I can list all the quests I want, but if I'm not completing them? There is no success. Get a routine in place. Follow the routine flawlessly. Have a good grasp on the concept and ideals of the routine and then begin challenging myself. After many lists, I think I have figured out a good starting routine that will allow me to establish myself. MorningWorkout (Yoga, Walk)Bathroom RitualsLaundry (if necessary)BreakfastKitchen/Dishes (if necessary)Dinner prep (if necessary)Cleaning (room/area of the day)AfternoonLunchProjectsLaundry (continued from morning)EveningDinnerKitchen/DishesDowntime I don't want to begin with specific times because my days are never the same. Sometimes we go out, have appointments, soccer games, etc. that we need to tend to. That doesn't mean that I can't get these activities in before heading to bed. My goal is start sleeping better again so that I am up preferably before 9 AM. This would allow me plenty of time to get in a morning workout before departing for the day In addition to sticking to a routine, I need to make sure that I am recording what I'm doing, what and how much I'm eating, and sharing my journey here while offering my own support to others who are embarking on the same journey as I am. Mana and Health pots are ready, I'm well-rested, my inventory is repaired and ready.
  9. The journey Day 1: Pics and letting family (Wife) and coworker know about NF and the challenges. Before Pictures Here's the link to the album. NOTE: If anyone can tell me why the thumbnails are upside down but the large images are ok, I'd sure appreciate it. The Journey Day 2: Measurements Weight 226.1Fat 30.1%Neck: 18 1/2"Chest: 46Biceps: 13 - 13Waist: 44Hips: 40Thigh: 22 - 22Calf: 18 1/2 - 18 /34withings scale and orbitape ​ ​My Big Why My Big Why is pretty simple. I'm very tired of not having the energy to do what I want to do. I look in the mirror and can't believe where the athlete went. Finally I am starting to loose it mentally. Very bad case of CRS. Very specifically, I volunteer with a group that helps combat wounded vets. We use SCUBA Diving as a way to help mitigate PTSD Symptoms and to help paralyzed vets recover. Having a vet on SCUBA at 60' depth for an hour is similar to a treatment in a Hyperbaric chamber, and it's in an environment that is both stressful and relaxing at the same time. The vets I work with tell me that it is as stressful as combat situations they have been in, but relaxing as well. "I get to float around and look at all the pretty fish". I spent 10 years in the Air Force Combat Ops myself I've seen the same reactions. It's why I fell in love with SCUBA 30 years ago. There was a study done by John's Hopkins. In the study they measured PTSD and Neurologic function before and after the trials. The trial included a course of study in SCUBA, certification as an Open Water Diver, and 10 total dives in an 3 day period. The study showed a 80-100% reduction in PTSD symptom's. The effects lasting past the study exit interviews 6 weeks later. It also indicated an average 20% increase in neurologic function for the group. Similar to a full year of Task Based Therapy. As a Dive Master for the group, I am supposed to be there in case of emergency. In my current level of fitness I could well become another accident victim while trying to rescue someone, and it scares the crap out of me. So bad, that I've declined to help for the last few months. An not wanting to help someone in need is just so antithetical to my being, it is depressing me. The Art of Goal Setting I’m the type of person that will be able to complete all PADI Dive Master physical tests at an average point value of 2.5.â€â€‹ I will walk 10,000 steps per day, in order to complete the walk to Mordor. On weekends I will try to get 20,000 steps. I will do body weight training on alternating days to increase my stamina to be safe in the water. I will log all my food intake on a permanent basis to give me a base line to understand how the foods I eat affect me. I will do away with junk food, eat a proper diet to loose 47 pounds. I will check in at NF and chart progress on a bi weekly basis to ensure I am holding myself accountable to the first 4. The Journey Day 3:​ Na na na na Batcave!!! Thought a lot about the bat cave​​. I don't have a problem with sleep. 90% of the time I get a solid 7-8 hours. I don't use an alarm with the internal body clock waking me around 4:30 am. I can't trash the junk food in the house, or the rest of my family will shoot me. Will power when I'm motivate isn't really an issue, so it being in the house isn't really a problem. My issue is that at my core I'm pure lazy. I'll look for any excuse for NOT working out. Too cold, too hot, have to walk to far across the house. (ya, I do 10,000 steps a day without a problem, but 40' to the sun room is just too much bother. Sheesh.... I have to do the batcave in 2 phases. Phase I: Take all the clothes off my Weider workout bench and move into my office. (3' from my desk and not in the sun room that is either 30 or 110 degrees) Get dumbbell handle for the Olympic weights that sit collecting dust on the barbell I'm scared to use with out a spotter.Get a ORBITape to make it easier to do body measurements. Get batteries for my Withings scale. Phase 2: Mid Jan. Son is going in the Navy, and will be vacating his room. Second room also will become available as one of his military buddies that stays with us on the weekends is also moving his stuff out soon. Once the bedrooms are available. Get WIFI extender to reach rooms.Move my office into the roomMove the Weider weight set into room (has pull up bar!!!). Move connection to DVR to the bedroom
  10. I've been a member of nerdfitness for a while and have decided to get in the bandwagon and announce my daily log to assassinate kill all the things. That's right. I'm here to conquer. And to tell my tale of triumph and defeat to all (who care to listen.) What to expect during my battles of valor: sarcasm, gifs, videosdaily log of current six week challengepictures of not mehappy postssad postsstories of levling up or just how "how I battle with my exercise"random noob questions. But they'll go away after the quest for answers/enlightenment is done Goals: lose 50 lbs.(Thanks college and stress for giving that to me.)study a lot.I'm majoring in accounting. and it might not sound hard but I recently switched majors which is making things a little more difficult.exerciseget into the habit of itI'm starting off with Dance Central 2 and zumba on the xbox but I'll work my way to other exercisestry new exercisesstart off with small 7 minute strength training exercisesdo the BBWW workout confession: I tried the 20min hotel workout my first time here and was sore for a week (serious case of DOMS. and kinda pulled a back muscle, so I was out for another two weeks after that)kill conquer the 20 min hotel workoutschedulinggetting into a better routine for everything is better for, well, everything. this inclides getting into a better:sleep schedulestudy scheduleworkout schedulereading schedulefandom watching scheduleetc.A little bit about me: Female Age: 22 Height: 5'5 Current Weight: 197 lbs Goal Weight: 140~150ish (I shall shout my small steps to this goal with gifs, videos, constant trips to the woot room, and lots of sarcasm) Fears: public speaking and over socialization. guess you can chalk that up to social anxiety. (but online no one knows that. and no one knows you're a cat) Likes: dogs, puppies, fluffy things, shiny things, reading, writing, fandoms, tea, D&D, gaming, music, distractions, chocolates, gummies, food, fruits Current Gaming addiction:online mmo called "Terra." I've been playing as a beserker since its so easy to lvl up with some time and a little bit of grinding
  11. Name: Aminarra, aka "MegsFitness" Before pic: http://i.imgur.com/WBx6RqI.jpg Before Measurements: Occupation: Corporate Fleet Management Resolution Previous Fitness Experience: 2 years on SparkPeople, 3 years with Weight Loss Warriors, 3 attempts at Weight Watchers, 1 attempt at Herbalife; 4 years high school strength training, 1 obstacle 5k, 10+ regular 5k Races, greatest weight loss 42lbs. Current Level of Fitness: Sedentary. It's been 2 years since I've worked out consistently due to a severe back injury after the Warrior Dash. "End Game" Goal: Working out 4+x/week, Settling at a healthy weight, ideally ~180, but more importantly having functional strength and physical health. Short-term Goal: Begin working out 1-3x/week, at a beginner level to become re-acclimated to the fitness world. Begin reintegrating Paleo Lifestyle into eating plan Plan of Action: Use Nerd Fitness to launch new fitness goals; integrate fitness guild with gamer guild for inspiration. Generate weekly goals in the areas of nutrition, exercise, and personal. Update status on goals at least weekly. Outside of NF: https://megsfitness.wordpress.com/
  12. The last challenge for 2015 has finished, and I need something to keep me on track somewhat, ready for the next year to come. My plans for 2016 include finding out just how far I can push my body and mind, trying new things and embarking on new life adventures. Things coming up for me include: A new Roller Derby Season Our first overseas holiday Buying a house and land together with Mr. Tea A traineeship in hospitality at work All of which will require me to be physically and mentally on my game as an adult. Because let's face it, I'm not a child any more (no matter now hard I try!) For the holiday season (December/January) I want to be focusing on re-habilitating my injured knee and improving my cardio skills ready to kick ass at derby come the new season, as well as getting better at looking after my house in preparation for when I actually own my own house that I don't really want to trash just because I dislike cleaning. I also need some accountability for all of this, because I'm super good at just, not doing it. Hence the battle log.
  13. I think I am finally ready to set myself some goals and stick to them. I want to feel strong and fierce, but after my most recent vacation and minor injury, I'm not where I want to be. That will change and it starts now. The only challenge I set myself here is that I endeavor to do a challenge in each camp on NF, even though I identify with Monks the most. At the end of all that, I should be ready for my ultimate goal: Spartan Sprint 2016. Here's what my standard workout schedule looks like: Monday: muay thai/combatives Tuesday: fitness kickboxing Wednesday: muay thai/combatives Thursday: fitness kickboxing/private training Friday: muay thai/combatives I sometimes will alternate, where instead of Friday I will do Saturday morning fitness kickboxing. Yes, I'm addicted to working out May the odds be ever in my favor! Ps. Don't expect daily updates. My life isn't exciting enough to do that
  14. Hi everyone! Feel free to read my intro here! I'm Sam and I'm already a year or two into my journey of getting healthy, fit and strong. I've just started ballet classes (done 4 x 45 min classes so far) as an absolute beginner (age 25) and want to use this challenge mainly to get as good as I can as soon as I can, which will make the classes more enjoyable (I'm the only beginner), too. My long term goal is basically to be a stronger, bendier, fitter, healthier version of myself who practises sport because I love it rather than just to stay healthy. I'm also still very much learning how to maintain weight and a good food/drink routine, so I need to keep an eye on that too. As such, my quests are: Quest 1: Do 3 hours of ballet a week, including the 45 minute weekly class. This will allow me to work a lot of stuff out in my own time, and should fit right into my routine. Measurement: A: 3 hours of ballet every week B: 2-3 hours of ballet every week C: 1-2 hours of ballet every week. (+3DEX, +2STR) Quest 2: Keep a battle log. I've never kept one before, so I figure properly tracking my food/drink/exercise will let me know if I need to do anything I'm not doing Measurement: A: Record all food, drink and exercise every day B: Record 6 days a week C: Record 5 days a week (+3 WIS, +1 STA) Quest 3: Stick to my recommended weekly units of alcohol. I love beer and wine and it's a big part of the socialising I do, so I'm reluctant to cut it out entirely now I'm at a healthy weight. As I'm tracking things in my battle log, it should be easy to keep within my limits. Hopefully this'll teach me to abstain in advance if I know I've got a big event, which I will have at least a couple of times during the challenge. Measurement: A: <14 units 6/6 weeks B: <14 units 5/6 weeks C: <14 units 4/6 weeks (+3 CON) Life Quest: Get house looking its best for Xmas I'm a huge procrastinator and my husband is something of a hoarder. We've been living in this house for a year and a half and we still have loads of tasks yet to do to feel properly settled. I'm gonna identify twelve of them I'd like to get through before Xmas. This will all mean I spend less time tidying/cleaning/wondering where on earth everything is: 1) paint bedside cabinets 2) paint chest of drawers 3) clear out all old clothes including underwear 4) scan wanted contents of old notebooks and recycle 5) clean, empty, organise, list items belonging in cupboard under sink 6) clean, empty, organise, list items in cupboard next to the fridge 7) organise wardrobe 8) clean, empty, organise, list items under the bed 9) scan photos from lounge bookcase 10) organise and list living room cupboard contents 11) scan and recycle the contents of a folder 12) scan and recycle the contents of a second folder. Measurement: A: 11 or 12 tasks comple B: 9 or 10 tasks complete C: 7 or 8 tasks complete (+1 WIS +1CHA +1CON)
  15. Hey nerds - I'm going to try to post here daily. I'm in the process of slimming down while I get healthy. A little about me: I am an IT guy at work. I lift 3 days a week (more when I can) and should go back to running. Last summer I had a gout inflammation and went to the doctor about it. I got on the scale and to my surprise, I weight 347 lbs! I knew I'd gotten bigger but I had no idea how big I'd gotten. I spent a few months trying to cut back on eating out (for both health and money reasons). Then I decided to get serious starting December 1st. I began studying nutrition and changing how I ate. I also started working out regularly, although I was primarily using machines because I was intimidated by free weights. The first week I had DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Syndrome) which made me wary of going back to the gym. I managed to keep my motivation up thanks to Arnold and the other guys in the movie 'Pumping Iron'. Fast forward 11 months: I am now 242 lbs. I have lost 105 lbs! I want to get down to about 185 to 190 lbs and then put on 10 lbs of muscle. I have gone from XXXL shirts to L shirts, and size 48 waist jeans down to halfway between 36 and 38. I'm the smallest I have ever been in my adult life and easily the most in shape I've been in my whole life. I still have about 50 lbs to lose, but I'm not sweating it. I've reached a point where I'm more interested in the journey than the results, so I'll get there. Questions? Wanna talk? Feel free!
  16. I thought I would start my own Battle Log. This will be a good place to track my progress, and having it here might make me feel more accountable of my nutrition and fitness decisions. I'm currently working out in the Bodyweight Brigade Level 2, alternating Workout A and B every other day. I'll be working towards higher levels in the Bodyweight Brigade, and I might dabble in lifting free weights, we'll see how things go. I'm trying to walk/run about a mile on my rest days--hopefully we can get to that mile under 9 minutes! Perhaps I'll try cardio exercises other than walking/running on my rest days--I don't want working out to become stagnant. I haven't been counting each individual calorie lately, but I'm regulating around 1600 calories per day. Mostly proteins, fats and vegetables. I've been consuming a pretty low amount of sugar, mostly from fruit, and definitely no liquid calories. I've gotten into a pretty good habit of drinking just water. Unfortunately, I'm not a tea or coffee drinker, so I haven't found a whole lot of drinking variety other than water, but that's okay. It's probably for the best. December 5th will mark my first month since joining Nerdfitness and the Academy, so I'll probably wait to remeasure myself until then. After that, however, I might start measuring myself every couple of weeks. Measurements - November 5th, 2015 Height - 5'9" Weight 215lbs Jackson Pollock 4 Point BFP - 30.5% Navy Tape Measure BFP - 33.75% Neck - 15" Chest - 42" Right Bicep - 13.5" Left Bicep - 14" Waist - 43 1/3" Hips - 42 1/3" Right Thigh - 26" Left Thigh - 25 1/4" Right Calf - 16 1/2" Left Calf - 16 1/4"
  17. Going to use this space to keep up with my goals during the winter break. Please follow along if you'd like or just drop in to say hello from time to time.
  18. Just respawned last Monday. (See my topic here in the Respawn Point.) Here be my training log, for better or worse. Current goal: Establish weekly routine of 30 minutes on bicycle, every MWF. (I'm starting very small.) Monday: 30 min. on bicycle Wednesday: 30 min. on bicycle
  19. Tuesday Oct. 6, 2015 *Work out Zombies Run S1 Ep 19: An Unimportant Mission Total Miles today (including zombie run): 5.44 *Food 1 cup of coffee with cream 1 cup black tea 2 cups green tea 8 cups water Leftover Pinapple Dragn stiry fry 1 serving 1 cup pistachios 1 handful of skittles
  20. And man, I might now be good at it, but I'm going to try. This might not end up being much more than me posting things that I've done right this day/week/whatever, BUT HEY that's better than nothing. ( ー`дー´)キリッ So anyway, today I was having a rough day at work, and instead of eating my feelings (which is a problem I'm trying to combat), I allowed myself to go out to get food, but only if I got a salad. Quite possibly not the best decision, but the better of two, and I'll count it as a win on my willpower. (Especially since I know I can circumvent my own willpower. I'm not the best or most determined person, but I'm going to fix that one step at a time. Every win is crucial, and I'm proud enough to document this one.) Later today, I'm hoping to drag my girlfriend and roommates into a walk, since the weather is nice, and we'll try to figure something out for dinner that's pretty healthy. It can be tough feeding five people, but we'll make it work. Thank you all for your support.
  21. I'm starting this battle log on a bad day. I hurt my back today and that caused me to let go a little and get junk food and booze. Stupid I know. I'm not going to let this push me back into laziness though. So here I am. I'm here to let everyone know who I am and what I'm here to do. I'm a total marvel and sci fi nerd. I love everything marvel and everything space. If I had more money I would be more into the comics but since I don't I'll have to stick to the movies for now. I have a pretty big DVD collection of sci fi TV shows and movies. I'm a bit obsessed with it if I have to be honest. I actually want to make a sci fi web show one day. I'm hoping that the motivation with fitness will correlate to making films and TV shows. When I started here a week and a half ago I weighed 104.5kg. I've lost 3kg in that time until I hurt my back. I'm planning on getting down to around 85kg by Christmas. In the first time since forever I've actually wanted to exercise. If it wasn't for my back I would have been into it today. The nerd fitness system suits me to a tee. I love the levelling up system. I was a keen skyrim fan. My favourite thing was levelling up. When I hurt myself I was actually trying to get points towards my next level but I hadn't warmed up and I did something strange and twisted my back. I can't wait until my body can keep up with what my mind wants it to do. I've always wanted to skateboard. I'm planning on building some mini ramps in my big back yard. I'm planning on joining the assassin class but it may be a while until I can keep up. I also want to be able to keep up with my kids. I'm nearly 32 years old (32 on 29th of September)and I feel like I won't be able to keep up in a year or two if I keep up this level of unfitness. I have one 2 year old and another one on the way. I don't want them to be able to accidently hurt me even when they're still so young. I want to still be kicking their arses until they're in their 20's. I need to change everything about my wellbeing. I have so many goals and I want to still be alive to finish them all. I want to finish my album of folk music amongst many other music projects I have on the go. This includes a superhero based electro band(like crystal castles). I also am building my own extension by hand. I will get to my ideal weight. I will get more fit than I have ever before. I will be better than ever before. My 30's will be my most productive years yet. I will be a good role model to my kids. Lastly, "The Outcast" is the persona I created just for this. It is my anti hero. I was always an outcast. I never wanted to be one of the group. The norm always bored me. I loved breaking the mould and being different than everybody else. Everybody was unhappy and controlling and I never wanted that for myself or my family. I will not be controlled by money, media, style, religion, politics, bias or power. I will do what I believe is right by my family. "The Outcast" will stay fat and useless until I change and fix myself. The graphics will come soon. They will reflect my own struggles. The Outcast will defeat all that come against him. Unless he jumps off something and hurts his back
  22. Hi, I'm Stephanie. Calling me by either my real name or username is fine! I've been trying to lose weight for a bit in the start of summer by doing cardio, which included hikes and trail runs. While I did lose a few pounds, I had no idea what those pounds were (whether they were fat, muscle or just water). I didn't want to become scrawny so I switched to strength training after a month, and did bodyweight exercises as well as experimenting with dumbbells (which belonged to my younger brother). I trained every day for a few days, but realized I needed rest days. So I started training every other day. I did dumbbell deadlifts and dumbbell squats for a week (20 lb per dumbbell). Now I've ditched free weights because I don't have anything heavier nor do I have money for monthly gym membership. My workout now consists of only bodyweight exercises. I don't have a pull up bar at home, but I can go to the playground at my old elementary school to train for pull ups and other exercises. I also do kung fu every week for four hours. It comprises of lion dance and sanshou (Chinese kickboxing). I want to get better at kung fu, and sanshou in particular. I'm not very strong and I don't want to end up as a punching bag in sparring matches so I'm taking up strength training on my own. I'm also doing a bit of flexibility exercises for my hips for mobility as they are super stiff right now. I get a lot of motivation and information from reading fitness articles on websites like Nerd Fitness and the Art of Manliness (even though I'm not a man). I also have the ebook "Convict Conditioning" by Paul Wade, which I use for exercises. This is my battle log where I will be tracking my workouts. I'm still playing around with my workout routine so each exercise I do is not set in stone yet, though it will definitely comprise of calisthenics.
  23. Mindset Measurements 1 Mar 2015 [8:45am] Height: 171 cm Weight: 62 kg Neck: 32 cm Chest: 95.5 cm Waist: 75.6 cm Hips: 94.6 cm Biceps: R27.6 cm L27.3 cm Thighs: R58.5 cm L58.5 cm Calves: R32.9 cm L32.8 cm The Big Why I don't want to look in the mirror for the next 30 years and see a forgettable human being. I want to be someone I would notice, be attracted to and admire. Every day I live pointlessly, I feel lost, anxious and miserable. I want to be comfortable in my own skin, happy with the life I'm living, and proud of the choices and progress I've made.
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