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Well met, friends, it's theritram again and this time I'm singing up late for the challenge... It's better late than never, but that is something I need to work on too. At any rate, since it's been awhile, here's an introduction: I'm currently 29 years old, and I'm a first time father! I'm a Anglo-Saxon Heathen (who really ought to practice more) and in general a very spiritual person. I love to write, but that is also something I rarely if ever do anymore... I also love drawing and painting...again something I rarely do. Honestly, I am picking up on a trend, but at the moment it's little things that matter. I'm working two jobs as a delivery driver for a Chinese restaurant and as a teller at the bank. I plan on including something everyday in my going abouts to change my stagnant ways. I'm currently engaged, and my fiancee and I both want to lose weight and Level Up Our Lives!! We've been together for five years this year, and it's time I think to finally put aside our doubts and low self-esteems and finally change! We plan on being the people we know we can be. I recently got a new job at Capital One, and gods be good this is the start of a newer life for all of us. His name is Brannon Kalen Rowan :3 We couldn't make up our mind so he has two middle names. These are my goals: The Mind 1. Meditate a wee bit every day, no matter how small the time. Anything is better than none. 2. Take time out at least to dedicate yourself to something for the Gods. Whether it be a longer prayer/offering, meditation whilst invoking the Gods or what have you. The Body 1. Continue the Nerd Fitness Beginner's Body Weight Workout, but every three workouts add more reps and one more set to each circuit. 2. Log your walking on the Walk to Mordor excel sheet and walk!!! The Self 1. Find a better bloody job! With mighty hammer, crush the competition and find a job that can evolve into a career! That's right! I got the first part done, it IS a better job, but we'll see if it's career status or just a stepping stone to that career! Edit: That job was a sham, and currently I just started at Capital One! It's great pay, excellent benefits and definitely a career, so let's mosey! 2. Get busy living, or get busy dying. 3. Find a place to live and keep it! Be more frugal with money and save! At th moment, these are my goals, and I'm working as hard as I can to get everything in order to get our lives on track. I copy and pasted these goals from an older thread because they frankly still apply... so let's do this!
. My own father was a lazy jack-wagon and is the reason I think I have the esteem issues I do as well as others, but that's not the point. The point is I was a father at the point of conception, and I understand that I have slipped up more than enough times to warrant people's doubts of my maturity and as well capabilities of being a father. The beauty in all of it, is I'm human. I'm prone to error and I make mistakes. I read a quote once that basically said: Courage is also that small voice in your mind that says, "We'll do even better next time." This is that next time, I know I'm hopping onto the four week challenge a week late, but it's better late than never. It's not just about me or my fiancee anymore. It's about our little viking. I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up like Maes Hughes from Full Metal Alchemist and always show pictures of our son off
I'm on a new quest. This last year for my body has been just terrible. I have injury after injury. Bad knees and a thrown back, on top of having to stop weights to start run training for my PT test have shown me quite a few setbacks. Now I'm onto this new quest "Operation Big Blue Ox". I got the name thinking of Paul Bunion. I want to spend the winter getting big and be unrecognizable when I take off the flannel in the spring. I'm hoping for a great winter of growth. I seen some dips in my already unimpressive numbers since switching my training. Now that that PT test is behind me I can get back on the strength training. I'm starting on the my journey with Starting Strength. With my introductory workout the other day was lackluster, but that just leaves me lots of room for improvement. The numbers were: Squat: 115 Press:75 Dead-lift:135 Chin-up 5/4/4 Dips:5/5(25#assist)/5(35#assist) I only do dips on days where I don't do the bench press, just to get my arms up to snuff. I'm trying to figure out what days to add sprints into this. If anyone has any tips or criticism, let me know.