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  1. A lot has happened since I was last consistently active with Nerd Fitness! One of the biggest things is that I started doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and discovered that not only do I have a passion for it, but I'm actually built just right for it, and I'm kind of a natural (or so it's been said to me, I still feel like a fish out of water most of the time!). Bear with me while I info dump... In other news, I did my Spartan Sprint last weekend, June 24th! Mom and I drove up to Boise Friday, and I ran the race on Saturday, 4.7 miles with 1100 ft of elevation gain (from climbing one big ol hill three times), and 150 burpees (all of the grip ones, the spear throw, and the rope climb...I was SO CLOSE on the Twister and the Rope Climb). I was adopted by a team about fifteen minutes in, which was my evil plan all along! Then, my car broke down just as we were about to leave Boise right after the race. So my Mom and I got to hang out in Fucking Boise (that's what it's now forever known as) for an extra 2 nights, as we waited for normal business hours on Monday to fix my car. We had a BLAST! We walked everywhere, obviously, and found some civilization on Fairview Ave, a great breakfast place called The Egg Factory, and managed to stay Green on our macros, and a workout in at the hotel gym. Eat To Perform is still going great for me, but lifting has taken a backseat to hiking and jiu jitsu. I do BJJ 3x a week, and try for at least one hike a week, with an occasional lifting session to keep in touch with my lifting friends haha. Personal life info dump, in the spoiler in case you don't want to hear me talk about my love life =p Body: 1. BJJ 3-4xWeek (Tues/Wed/Thurs nights, sometimes Saturday mornings) 2. Hiking at least 1x week (Fri or Sat usually, plan it for the evening to make sure I have time for a long date earlier in the day) 3. Running and BW workout or lifting 1-2 x week (Sunday/Monday mornings) Heart (when you're 4500 miles away, leaving things to spontaneity usually ends up with it just not happening, there's gotta be a plan...not super romantic, but the way it is): 1. Call on lunch break at least 3xweek 2. Plan and have extended date 1x week (usually Friday or Saturday, my days off, and something I've been neglecting because of all my other activities...because I felt like I wanted to make the most of my time left in Utah and felt a bit of resentment about having to leave...that's getting a little easier the more we talk and reconnect) Mind: 1. Read Jiu Jitsu Academy or Becoming A Supple Leopard 3x a week for 15-20 minutes 2. Get 7.5 hours of sleep every night (AKA: don't be a crazy grumpy zombie girl. 3. Check in on NF 5x/week
  2. Rhovaniel

    TDEE help

    Hey all, Need a little help understanding TDEE and how much I should be eating please. Now, I understand that TDEE is the total amount of calories I need if I were to maintain my weight and current exercise levels, but I am a little confused when it comes to what I should be eating to lose fat. I'm not overly concerned with the number on the scale, but I know that my hips and thighs could stand to be a little smaller, and I need to lose the excess around my middle. Eat to Perform has the option to calculate my TDEE -10%, but does that mean I can lose weight - or rather, lose fat, eating this amount of calories and eating the right balance of macros? I currently do 2 - 3 cardio workouts (running, incline work on the treadmill or rucking usually) and 3 lifting workouts. Currently they are based around Stronglifts, though next month or the end of this one I'd like to move to juggernauts programme. So, I don't want not feeling energised for my workouts to start being an issue. Thanks in advance
  3. I'm back!! Following a hiatus where I was mostly on the Eat To Perform Facebook page, I missed my NF community, so here I am again, the prodigal daughter! =p Because I'm a week late and sort of just trying to catch up, there's currently no new fancy bullet journal layout...I'm just using the Year Long Workout Tracker I made at the start of the year and have actually been consistent in filling out! Woo! I'm also using the Calendar layout on my macbook spreadsheet program to help me get a training schedule figured out. Though, looking at my goals, I will probably work up a layout to keep track of All The Things. =) So, what's up with me this time around: I'm on Eat to Perform and I'm at the lowest weight I've been since I was 18 (currently at 144.8, that's 20 lbs down from where I started last July)! I'm on Performance macros, so I'm expecting my weight to stay right around the 145 mark for the next couple of months while I train for my Spartan Trifecta (I haven't figured out where I'm doing the Beast yet...but man, I am SO leaning towards Italy or England, because why the hell not? =p), as well as for a metric century bike ride in May (that's 62 miles, I believe). It's mostly flat, but endurance activities are my weakest area (because of my brain, not my body), so it'll be a good test of mental strength. I almost signed up for a Ragnar race with some coworkers, but the team filled up, so I'm on the alternate list in case someone drops out and not sure if I'm disappointed or relieved... OH! And, I just got a pair of zero drop Altra Intuition 4's, which are the fanciest pair of shoes I've ever owned, and they don't squish my toes at all, and also there are no holes in the mesh (my ASICS are about 5 years old and my toes were starting to stick out the sides...they're now garden shoes lol). I love them. I haven't run in them yet, but my old shoe had an 11 mm drop, so i'm going to ease into running with these ones. Food has been pretty successful these days. I'm not always green on my macros, but I'd say I am more often than not, the scale is doing what I want it to (not moving very much in either direction, that is), and I'm eating SO MUCH! Gone are the days of 1100 to 1400 calories a day (what in hell was I thinking?? That's not enough food to fuel a toddler!) I'm eating an average of 2100 a day, and I feel a lot better and my training is definitely benefiting from it! With all that in mind, let's get to the Goals! Goals In Order To Be Successful At All The Fitness Things (AKA: Missions Required To Become More Like Lara Croft) H2O: 100 oz every day, can count tea and Fresca In bed with lights off by 9:15 pm the night before the gym Running Mileage: 3 Runs/week, 6 miles total, and maybe increase it each week if I seem to be adapting well. 1 of each: 1 mi, 2 mi, 3 mi to start off with, I think, because I want to increase the frequency that I run, but I also want to work up my mileage slowly to avoid injury, especially as I'm getting used to my new shoes, and to overcome the "I hate this so much, I'm not going to do it" attitude I've had most of my life about running...I don't really know what I'm doing, do any smarter running people have a better idea? Strength and Conditioning: 3 days total: 2 strength days (1 arms, 1 legs), 1 personal training day most of my lifting is built into a HIIT circuit, which I love and is great for Spartan training, but I'd also like to make sure that I'm spending some more time on straight lifting to work on increasing my muscle mass/power as well as my muscular endurance. When I'm doing a hard circuit, sometimes I go lighter on the weight because it's more about endurance, so I want to ensure I'm focusing on increasing my overall weight capacity, as well. Cycle: 3 cycle days a week: 1 intense cycle session, either a longer ride(25+ miles) or a higher intensity ride (hills, sprints, something like that), and 2 just for fun rides because I love it and it's finally getting warmer. Non-Fitness Goals (AKA: Missions That Would Improve My Quality of Life And/Or Adulting That Needs To Be Done) Write 60 minutes a week (in whatever combination of time suits me, on whatever tickles my fancy) Read a book before the end of the challenge (My friend lent me a book, I think it's called Station Eleven (or Station Twelve?? Can't remember...), so I should start that!) Pay off credit card this month (My tax return came in and I get paid 3 times this month. It hurts, but I think I can pay off an entire credit card if I bite the bullet and just do it, which would leave me with 1 interest-accruing card left, and my student loans, and significantly decrease the burden of debt payments for the Big Move...I gotta talk to the Mister about finances and stuff, but I think it can be done without putting us in a bind) If finances then permit: Order bridesmaid dress for friend's wedding in July (either this month or next to ensure I'm not cutting it close for shipping times) Book a room for Payette, Idaho for Spartan Sprint in June (sooner rather than later, probably) Tentative Training Schedule(with macro rhythm) Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Low High Med Med Low Super Med Run(1) Cycle(1) Lift: Legs Lift: Arms Cycle(2) Cycle: Long(3) Lift: Spartan (HIIT or whatever we end up doing) Run(2) Run(3) I think I'd probably do the 2 or 3 mile run on Friday in conjunction with my long bike ride, because I get ALL THE CARBS on Friday, and it's my day off, so I have time and inclination for those kinds of shenanigans. I could be doing any of the 3 mileage options on Sunday, because I'm running with my friend so it just depends on where she's at, running-wise, so I'll probably use that day to decide the rest of my running week. I'll give this a shot, and see if it feels like overtraining...I want the Monday and Thursday bike rides to be rest day intensity, just super chill and about as strenuous as a nice brisk walk, so hopefully that'll be enough rest on Mondays and Thursdays to make up for everything else I want to do, while still getting me some miles on the bike. (I rode my bike yesterday for the first time this year! An easy 10 miles that would not have been so easy to me a year ago, woohoo, but boy was I kind of saddle sore today!) Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  4. Camp Nerd Fitness is only one month away! "We're not out here flipping tires to be better tire-flippers. We're doing it to be better period. Better, stronger, more determined humans. Capable of anything. To honor our bodies and sharpen our minds. To be more human." “You have to prepare for everything; this is the true way to build this, to build Batman.” Starting weight baseline: ~200 lbs. Reweighing pending. CrossFit Skill Metrics: CrossFit Metrics #BeMoreHuman Nutrition accountability measured through Health Points and experience meter. Eat To Perform (Workout Day: 2937 cals: 190P / 100F / 319C, Rest Day: 2560 cals: 190P / 100F / 225C). Nutritional Alchemy quests. #AttackMyWeaknesses Kipping Pull-up practice once per week. Double-under Practice once per week. Retest two or more CrossFit Metrics over the course of the challenge. #TooManyHashtags One major contribution toward the Modern Viking protocol by challenge end. Weekly To-Do list. Welcome to the Be More Human experience
  5. “Hither came Rurik Harrgath, wild-bearded and sullen-eyed, axe and bow in hand, a ranger, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the wild places of the world under his booted feet. A paragon of primal fury, his wild rage harnessed and tempered through a far-strider’s wisdom and insight. Keen senses, swift motion, and flawless strikes; to the barbarian ranger, these are the key to survival. He channels the terrible majesty of his great ancestors and finds himself mightier with their ancient blessings upon him.” Starting weight baseline: 199 lbs. CrossFit Skill spreadsheet: CrossFit Metrics NATURAL REMEDIES: Nutrition accountability measured through Health Points. (+1/day). HEART OF THE WILD: Experience meter focusing on two walks per week and other activity. (+1/10% +XP). FAR-STRIDER’S INSTINCT: Day-to-day inspiration & Big 3 tasks for the week. (+3.3 per task complete/10). A brief list of Heart of the Wild (XP) activities... CHALLENGE INSPIRATION: Of late it seems like I need all the help I can get. With that in mind, I turn to the most powerful and majestic of my Ranger-tropes to summon the Barbarian Ranger once more. This Warrior-Poet knows we can’t fight our nature; it’s as unrestrained and wild as the restless roaring river, but maybe we can subtly influence its course. For ages, months and challenges gone by, I’ve tried to shoehorn activities and adventures into my routine to little enough success. The master key then is small efforts to supplement my already formidable training routine, and as I'm spending the summer alone the focus shifts to making sure I am looking after myself and finding reasons to leave the house rather than shutting myself in like a proper hermit. A change of avatar hearkens a reminder of my earliest fitness and creative inspiration in Madawc the barbarian ancient of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. In what should be a triumphant return for this Skald of yesteryear, we recognize the woodsy, earthen scents of cedar wood, birch bark, and smoldering tobacco around a roaring bonfire on the wild steppes, alongside an exotic melange of heady urban musk, notes of amber, bourbon vanilla, and roughly cured leather of a trading town or adventurer's waypoint, and the chaotic elixir of the battlefield, of blood and smoke and sulfur on the winds of war. It just feels good to be home amongst so familiar a trope and I trust its inspiration to see me safely through another 4 Week Challenge! “I am Rurik Harrgath, of the blood of the Old World, and I will take what is mine with Blood & Thunder!”
  6. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa

    Hello, everyone. First of all, please forgive my english. It is not my first language. My introductions tend to be long winded, so I will spare you from that (mostly). I am an 25 year old active woman who had to take a 3 week break from exercising because I learned I have this condition called chondromalacia patellae (knee pain, really). The treatment involved knee injections and a bit of rest, but my paranoid side figured it would be better if I stopped doing all manner of extrenous and impact heavy activities (I do Crossfit, so..) for those three weeks. Anyway, the pain is gone, but this condiction is something I will have to treat all my life with supplements, strength training (YEY!) and stretching. My three week break ends on monday and I decided to see this as a respawn of sorts. This is not my first challenge, but I lost access to my old account and I figured I might as well start over on Nerd Fitness too. Main Goal After my somewhat forced three week break, my main goal for this challenge is to make exercising and eating well a habit again. Pure and simple. Strength Goal - Crossfit 4x/week. I am a Crossfit junkie and before the break I was doing it from monday to friday. Chances are this is going to be this challenge's easiest quest and I have decided to include it here only for the accountability. Really. - Starting Strength every tuesday and thursday. I like lifting heavy stuff and my orthopedist said squats are a good exercise for people who suffer from chondromalacia patellae. Who am I to argue with a doctor's opinion? Dexterity Goal - Stretch my leg muscles everyday for at least 5 minutes. My orthopedist also said it is important that I spend some time stretching my thighs and hamstrings. I figured I might as well make this a daily habit. Constitution Goal - Eat between 1800 to 2000 cals/day. I follow the Eat to Perform protocol and according to their calculator, this is the range I should be aiming for. I will track it on My Fitness Pal. Inteligence Goal - Post on my post graduation forums once a day. I enrolled in a post-grad program and a percentage of my grade comes from reading assigned articles and debating them in the courses' online forums. Wisdom Goal - Mediate 5x/week. I am a pretty anxious person and I learned that even 10 minutes of meditation makes a whole world of diference in my day. Charisma Goal - Lose % bodyfat. I gained a bit of weight and I want to get back to where I was a month ago. My measurements will be taken on wednesday so only then will I be able to update this goal with an actual number.
  7. "A famous explorer once said that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are. I'd finally set out to make my mark, to find adventure, but instead adventure found me. In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something. Something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us. When all seemed lost, I found a truth... and I knew what I must become.” ~ Tomb Raider, 2013. Starting weight baseline: 190 lbs. Maximum pullups: 12 strict. Next goal: 15. Double-unders Combo: 24. * * * SURVIVAL ALCHEMY: Health bar featuring Eat To Perform tracking & new recipes. HARDENED COMBATANT: Experience meter for weekly activity. See below for current focus and priorities. SELF-IMPROVEMENT JUNKIE: Stick to the plan! To-Do list & schedule, debt payment (no further debt accrued). CHALLENGE INSPIRATION: Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Division, and Jason Bourne; to become an unstoppable bad-ass, a methodical operative, and a relentless adventurer. Attempting to reiterate all of the run-away success of my earlier Tomb Raider challenge, I seek to apply my current foolproof challenge format and spicing it up with some life-or-death survivalism for added drama, excitement, and adventure! Until now my challenges have focused on infusing my life with a barbaric theme of self-sufficiently and wildness. That is all well and good, and will always remain my preferred thematic element, but lives are meant to be lived and enjoyed in the here and now… not in a bygone era only extant in old books and video games. Now I am applying the attitude of Conan the Barbarian and everything I have learned from my dalliances into his world with modern life and real world challenges. Grab your Go-Bag and put boots on the ground. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to go to work.
  8. “Hither came Rurik Harrgath, wild-bearded and sullen-eyed, weapon in hand, a ranger, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the wild places of the earth under his booted feet...” Starting weight baseline : 190 lbs. Maximum pullups: 12 strict. Next goal: 15. Double-unders Combo: 24. * * * BUFF THE HEALTH POOL: Also known as Barbarian Alchemy & Eat To Perform. Health meter starting at 100% and losing 20% for every calorie overage. Reward: +2 WIS, +2 CHA, +1 STA, +1 CON. MINE IS THE FURY: Activity meter. Gains 10-30% per activity above and beyond WODs. Reward: +1 STR, +1 DEX, +1 STA, +1 CON. GOLD FROM IRON: Journey to financial freedom. Pay off 60 gold sovereigns in debt and accrue no further financial burden. Reward: +2 WIS, + 3 CHA. * * * CHALLENGE INSPIRATION: I said it better last challenge than I could ever hope to again... Pairing the woodsy, earthen scents of cedar wood, birch bark, and smoldering tobacco from the highlands of World of Warcraft aside an exotic mélange of heady urban musk, notes of amber, bourbon vanilla, and roughly cured leather from Conan the Barbarian, you’ll have a unrestrained, fierce palate prepared for any quest. With just a hint of Diablo 3 upon the finish, all chaos and brimstone, this challenge will leave you with a profound feeling of satisfaction and a driving thirst for adventure! And now the Golden Age of the Barbarian continues, so strap on your armor and raise your banner. Grab your weapons, those finely-wrought tools of war, and step toward the wayward path. Adventure looms, and we’d best not keep it waiting!
  9. The MAIN QUEST: I've established the foundation for a life nearly worthy of being called a [barbarian Ranger], but the road is a long and winding one, with many adventures yet to partake of. Queue the added dramatic flair and inspiration of the Warrior Skald. In Dungeons & Dragons, the Skald is what happens when you marry the Barbarian to the Bard while blasting heavy metal music over the mountaintops. Reciting epic verses, chanting magnificent lines, and howling the battle cries of legendary warriors, the Skald is what the Barbarian would be if he carried a banner, electric guitar, and a battle axe as well. He is a Lord of War, and his game is the inspiring of himself and others, such as mine is. Starting weight baseline: 185 lbs. Maximum pull-ups: 12 strict. Next goal: 15. Double-unders Combo: 22 consecutive. * * * TRAIN IN THE GLADIATOR’S SANCTUM (+2 DEX, +2 STA) “I never saw a man fight as Conan fought. He put his back to the courtyard wall, and before they overpowered him the dead men were strewn in heaps thigh-deep about him. But at last they dragged him down, a hundred against one.” – A Witch Shall Be Born, 1934. Goal: Mess with the best, die like the rest. Attend one martial arts class per week; Krav Maga, MMA or other.Bonus Adventure: Hone those Barbarian combat skills through a Darebee martial arts/weaponry workout. UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF THE SPIRIT LODGE (+2 DEX, +2 STR) “In so narrow a cleft, his foes could come at him only one or two at a time – provided they did not scale the cliff to attack him from above, or to get behind him, and provided they had no bows and arrows. Conan was wearing no armor, and he knew that not even his panther-like agility would enable him to dodge arrows loosed at close range.” – Conan and the Spider God, 1980. Goal: Train that panther-like agility and loosen up my overworked bulk by completing one Yoga session per week, plus additional Barbarian Ranger accessory work (double-unders, ring dips, muscle-ups, pull-ups)Bonus Adventure: Despite the winter chill, get some fresh air while enjoying a session of Ranger Yoga in the wilds. VISIT ‘THE FILTHY ANIMAL’ (+1 CON, +1 WIS, +1 CHA) “He was concerned only with the naked fundamentals of life. The warm intimacies of small, kindly things, the sentiments and delicious trivialities that make up so much of civilized men's lives were meaningless to him. A wolf was no less a wolf because a whim of chance caused him to run with the watch-dogs. Bloodshed and violence and savagery were the natural elements of the life Conan knew; he could not, and would never, understand the little things that are so dear to civilized men and women.” – Beyond The Black River, 1935. Goal: It's time to eat like a Barbarian. I will track and report Eat To Perform macros and calories for accountability. Attempt one new exotic recipe per week.Bonus Adventure: Warm-up that Wilderness Lore trait to conduct a wilderness survival scenario. AT DAY’S END :: THE DAILY QUESTS (+2 WIS, + 2 CHA) “Let me live deep while I live; let me know the rich juices of red meat and stinging wine on my palate, the hot embrace of white arms, the mad exultation of battle when the blue blades flame and crimson, and I am content. Let teachers and priests and philosophers brood over questions of reality and illusion. I know this: if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content." - Queen of the Black Coast, 1934. Goal: After a long day of harrowing adventure, I share the exploits of my daily activities, including any Domestic Rangering, and track my Daily Quests / To Do List. * * * CHALLENGE INSPIRATION: This long-ranging Barbarian now stalks the wilds of Azeroth. Pairing the woodsy, earthen scents of cedar wood, birch bark, and smoldering tobacco from the highlands of World of Warcraft aside an exotic mélange of heady urban musk, notes of amber, bourbon vanilla, and roughly cured leather from Conan the Barbarian, you’ll have a unrestrained, fierce palate prepared for any quest. With just a hint of Spartacus upon the finish, this challenge will leave you with a profound feeling of satisfaction and a driving thirst for adventure! In keeping with the Golden Age of the Barbarian, my overarching theme for 2016, we’ll be keeping the momentum rolling with another savage challenge. I will overcome the bleak midwinter doldrums with BLOOD & THUNDER! Inspiration is everything, and I aim to become a BAMF the likes of which the world has never seen before. Let's do this.
  10. "A famous explorer once said that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are. I'd finally set out to make my mark, to find adventure, but instead adventure found me. In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something. Something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us. When all seemed lost, I found a truth... and I knew what I must become."­ ~ Tomb Raider, 2013. Presenting a new, more fun and dynamic challenge... My Main Quest is, as always, to bring in an element of adventure and fantasy to the drudgery of everyday life, and through those elements create a more exciting and capable lifestyle that echoes my nerdy interests. I will become an adventurer, a survivor, a bad-ass. This challenge represents my best real-world interpretation of what the traditional Ranger archetype would embody in modern times. Starting weight: 194 lbs. Maximum pullups: 8 strict. Goal: 10. Mission/Goal 1: Who's the Top of the Food Chain Now? (+3 CON) Follow the Eat To Perform nutrition model as prescribed, using whole foods as much as possible.Adhere to Control Day protocols on days that I do not workout.Mission/Goal 2: Keep Moving Forward to Survive (+2 STR, +4 DEX) Practice double-unders once per week. Follow The 20 Pull-up Challenge program.Attend two Olympic Weightlifting classes before Challenge end.Attempt a Survival Parkour™ skill once every two weeks minimum.Mission/Goal 3: The Road Less Traveled (+3 STA) Bicycle rather than drive minimum of two shifts per work set (weather permitting). Bonus points awarded if whole set biked.Complete one day hike. Minimum of 5 kilometers.Life Quest: A Golden Opportunity (+2 WIS, +1 CHA) Maintain debt repayment/savings budget. Put aside $20 per week for Achievement reward.Retain apartment cleaning habits. One dedicated cleaning day per 8-day work week.Put the 'Nerd' back in 'Nerd Fitness' by beginning one new video game. In Progress.Skill Quest 1: Rurik Versus Wild [Wilderness Lore, level 2] Adhere to Wilderness Lore level 2 curriculum.Study one bushcraft subject twice weekly as per outline. Spend minimum of 30 minutes per two weeks engaging in a practicum on this subject.Skill Quest 2: It All Comes Together When You Speak the Language [Linguistics (French), level 1] One thirty minute session of language study per two weeks.Complete three sets of daily Duolingo lessons per week.[Rise of the Adventurer] Achievement: Press [X] to open the Treasure Chest... More gear upgrades! Completing this challenge will award the epic drop Adventure Pants™ (http://store.tripleaughtdesign.com/Legionnaire-RS-Pant), a new leg slot upgrade to celebrate a stabilized waist size and embrace my new found sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. Challenge Motivation: Tomb Raider, Uncharted, Mission Impossible, Bourne Identity, survival, and adventure! Summer continues and I'm going to be outdoors killin' it. Might as well try on some new skills to test my mettle going forward. We humans are adaptable and I want to push the envelope of making myself 'harder to kill' by building a foundation of functional real world skills that are practical, useful, and enjoyable. For further motivation, I will be beginning to assess myself against the CrossFit Beginner metrics as prescribed by CrossFit Thames: http://crossfitthames.com/Docs/SkillLevels3.pdf. This will create a real world level of proficiency to measure myself against, and a new standard to aim for in the coming months. Let's do this!
  11. So! It's that time again, already. I was going to name this challenge "Mir gets jacked and swole" but Bigm came up with this in chat and I thought it sounded more awesomer. Goals! 1. Eat to perform (I think) - doing some research on this now and this weekend. No more cutting. I realized that it will be easier for me to cut and actually have some success if I build MOAR muscles. So, that's the plan. Grading scheme and stats to come. (+2 CHA for dem gunz and dat ass) 2. Pick that shit up, dammit - I want a 200# deadlift. I've been wanting it for over a year, and I think I'm getting close. At SSS, I *almost* had 185, and yesterday I did 145 for 10. According to ExRx, my current 1RM is 193. If I'm eating right, I think this should be doable. (+4 STR) 200+ = A195+ = B190+ = C185+ = Dless than 185 = F(side note: does this sound reasonable?) Get that goddamned pullup - yep. Bringing this one back. I'm so close. And I'm doing a LOT more pulling work (and just ordered a pullup bar to grease the groove at home) so I really think this is possible. I just remembered that I have some resistance bands at home, and I was able to do 3 pullups (2 with black band, 1 with blue band, not consecutive, on I-bar which OW! hurt my hands). So let's shoot for the stars, shall we? 2+ consecutive pullups = A2 non-consecutive (but within a short span) = B1 pullup = Cnose to bar = Dno progress = F 3. Booze goal. Same as last challenge. None during the week. BUT! This time. I'm making it a goal I'm almost certain to fail - because I'm adding the caveat that I do not drink more than my husband. I believe this will be graded subjectively. (+5 CON) 4. Gah life goal. Gah why do I suck at life. I have so many things I need to work on, I can't decide. I have options of showering every morning before work, spending time with Mr. MirGSS, remembering to take meds every day, cleaning house, doing yardwork...ugh. I will decide later. Need MOAR coffee. UPDATED 4. GO TO WORK EVERY DAY. Every day. I mean, every day that I'm scheduled to. Yup. This one is going to suck and probably be a large fail. Graded on percentage of days I make it to work. (+4 WIS) EDIT! Changed up life goal because this is what I said I was going to do for this challenge like a week ago and I kind of forgot until just now. Also made pullup and DL one goal because I wanted to add in something else which I forget what that is right now. I may make it either water or running. EDIT #2! I remembered I wanted a booze goal redux. Sigh. Why do I do these things that make me cry.
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