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To begin this Battle Log I would like to note that the last few days have been amazing on here. Upon joining I have been so thankful to find like minded folks and so much support from a community. This is exactly what I've been needing. To begin my Day 1 of "Birth of a Legend". We, as in my girls and I, have been very productive. They got up, had breakfast and we went to get groceries. While procuring the vittles for my humble hovel, we ran into a few friends and chatted them up which is a pretty big deal. After we got back home they stayed on their daily routine and went to sleep. I kept focus and began to slay laundry and any pile of random things I found and kept working on gaining control of my life/ home/ everything. So far, so good. I will try to post as often as I can on here to remain accountable to my quest and the community. Thanks to whoever reads this.
Wonder Woman Says ... Enough! Time to get my Hype back The Ranger Chaplain and several of the Ranger leadership decided to hunt down the Hype stealing thief. I've decided to join on this mission as the villains Lethargy and Holiday-Mode wants to take over my world. That cannot be allowed! There are only 7 weeks left till the Muddy Princess, and this princess has to be strong enough to face the music... mud-style. That will be the epic showdown between Wonder Woman, Lethargy and Holiday-Mode. I'm taking it a bit easier over 25-26 Dec. but then it's full steam ahead then it's week 0 build up, and THEN full steam ahead. MORNING ROUTINE: Get up at 5am - make coffee. Not going to tick off (To exercise I automatically have to be up at 5am) One of three short sets of exercises, every weekday morning (at least 1 of each every week - min.15x / max.25x) Bible study/Prayers every morning. Just to keep myself accountable. PRIZE: T-shirt to do Muddy Princess in. Can't have black, because markers won't show. It will have to be a light-ish colour. ADMIN: KEEP TRACK OF- Measurements: Eish, the numbers have climbed during the last couple of months. Just for admin/info though- Weight: 87kg Arm L: 32.5cm Arm R: 32.5cm Middle: 87cm Hips: 115cm Thigh L: 65.5cm Thigh R: 65.5cm Finances: 4 months/5 weeks !GET IT DONE! Sept Oct Nov Dec PRIZE: Fabric markers to draw on the t-shirts for the boys and I. Ok, I've already ordered these, BUT I can adapt that I'm not allowed to draw my own t-shirt if I haven't completed finances. HEALTH: Water/Tea: 0.5p for each 500ml water, or mug of tea. Min. 35p Max.50p Sleep: In bed by 22h00. Lights out by 22h15 IF lights out by 22h00, then ...??? PRIZE: ??? OTHER TRAINING: Self Defense with the boys (Mondays): try for 4x (doing with both boys) Cardio/Walk (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons): min.4x max.8x (doing with Adam) Strength (Saturday afternoon): just to keep my deadlifts going. Try for 4x PRIZE: ??? HYPE! - mini challenge: This will be one of 5 feats. It really depends on whether the specific feat happens during school holidays or not. Before the boys and I start with school again (extra murals start with a lot of driving around to get them places during the afternoon), I will have more time, and can fit more things in. I'm not really sure how to do this, actually. Is it only one session of that feat extra for the week? Am I supposed to try and get 4x 15min. sessions of the feat in during the week, on top of my other training? Am I just supposed to try and do extra on something/feat that I'm already doing? Hopefully final update! Once a week, do: Strength: Deadlifts see how much I can lift (31kg with bar weight included is my current top) Speed: Running from the monkeys are always an option, otherwise I'll see how many jumps I can do in 5min. with the jumping rope. Distance: Walking. See how far I can walk in 30min. +- 2.5 to 3km to beat. Combat: Play Star Wars on Kinect. That is a serious cardio workout! Rangerly/Outdoors: Walk in the Nature reserve if possible. This won't be fast or for distance, as I'll be walking with my boys. We stop often to discuss whatever we see, so the objective will be to just get out of the house and into nature with this one.
Morag's The Mountain I don't know if THE MOUNTAIN holds the same significance for others as it does for me. Neil Gaiman coined the term in my mind. Joining the rebellion has been an enlightening step towards the mountain. I just yesterday realised that I am only with the rebellion for 10 short weeks. Wow. I have turned a few things around, have learned A LOT, am making real progress... and it's only been 10 weeks. Which makes me wonder: what else is possible? And with that thought I am formulating my list. It's an unfinished thing. It's going to change without notice. Things may vanish without explanation, appear without warning or change because that's what life is like: Impossibly to gauge and full of changes. Fitness Freestanding handstand Push up 5 consecutive push ups Pull up Muscle up get into crow pose June 13th 2017 hold crow pose for 10+ seconds or longer (Dance onstage) Done a staff fighting class Done a wall climbing or bouldering class Do a kayak thing with the hubby Try out aerial silks Try out parkour Run (and walk) an OCR October 8th 2016 Run (don't walk) an OCR (I didn't walk exept for the obstacles but it's hard to cross this out anyway) Travel Visit friends: Kansas Cornwall Scotland West Australia East Australia Florida Abu Dhabi Visit megalithic temples of Malta Visit Hathor Temple in Dendera, Egypt Visit Faroe Islands Visit standing stones circle in Portugal Visit Denmark Visit Japan - rural and urban Visit China Visit Atacama Desert Languages german sign language have a conversation about life without stumbling over missing vocabulary Spanish sing a spanish song, knowing what the words mean / write a poem -- not sure if I want this anymore Learn French alongside my older boy -- he shall enjoy his exchange programme 2017/2018! Danish give directions to someone who is lost / ask for directions Dutch visit friend and have a conversation in his language -- not sure if I want this anymore Learn Maltese. Visit Malta and avoid Tourism Arabic haggle over a coin belt, veil or other piece of clothing (and get a good price) Try Russian see if you want to learn it... Try Tyrkish see if you want to learn it... Try Swahili see if you want to learn it... Sanskrit (?) Give a drive by compliment in any of the languages I'm not native with. Skills Shoot a bow -- and hit my mark (and not by accident) Forge a brooch or other item of adornment Spin a ball of yarn Knit an entire garment from yarn I made myself That is not a shawl cook a delicious 3-5 course feast for guests (no instant sauce) Cooking and Nutrition - Knowledge is Power learn about coconut oil learn about almond milk make my own learn about smoothies learn about meal planning And do! learn about batch cooking And do this too. learn about liver learn about home made bacon (Ressources, other ressource) make a batch of bacon at home learn about brewing mead, Link Personal Remember people's birthdays -- I'm -slowly- getting better at this Remember and use new acquaintances' names -- I'm -slowly- getting better at this too Live a life connected to Source -- more shamanism in everyday life -- fallen a bit by the wayside... Write (and finish) a short story -- Wildwood Manor Write (and finish) a good short story Write (and finish) a novella Write (and finish) a novel Write (and finish) a screen play Be happy (and confident) with how I look naked and feel with myself Be happy (and confident) with my body and wardrobe and how I am perceived from the outside Raise my boys to be good men Find apprenticeship -- not sure at all Learn a trade -- not sure at all Professional Get Licensed - C-Licensed since May 21st 2017 - yay! Figure out what I can do and can not do with said license -- picture is clearing up some. Yoga instructor -- Ressource: expensive. long. is it worth it to me? Not sure yet. Pound instructor - hell no! maybe in the future sometime... Try out Zumba, see if I could stand doing that... if yes, get instructor thingy... No. Learn about anatomy, Legs, Shoulders, Pelvis, Ligaments, Sinews, Muscle chains and imbalances, rarara. As hinted above: this list is going to evolve as I go.
Hello rebels and WELCOME to the 3rd challenge of 2016! I am RIDONKULOUSLY excited for this one because Iâ€™ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to start crafting a challenge setup that works for me on a larger scale and keeps me motivated. Before I get into the nitty gritty of this challenge (pull up a chair, because itâ€™s a bigâ€™un), itâ€™s CROW MOON MONTH!!!!! â€œThe Native American full moon names for March are largely based on these being considered the last full moons of winter: the crow caws its farewell to the season and worms start to surface at this time, signaling the retreat of winter and the marching in of springtime.â€ Hell yes my friends. Iâ€™m ready to say FLIPPINâ€™ FAREWELL to this winter season, and move on to warmer and brighter times. Iâ€™m really happy crow falls on this challenge, itâ€™s one of my favorite animals, and the symbolism really jives with what Iâ€™ve got going on - ready to try something new and change it up a bit. So the 4 weeks donâ€™t really do it for me for multiple reasons, a big one being that theyâ€™re too short for me to really get thoughtful and creative with them. One of my favorite parts of a challenge, aside from meeting more goals and evolving my progress, was being able to sit down and really cobble out a theme that would bring me through from start to finish and keep things FUN. While this 4 week challenge format (and lack of zero week) will likely change in the future, I decided to take it upon myself to adapt to whateverâ€™s coming and make a challenge setup that could work for me, anytime, no matter how many weeks long or rest weeks in between. Welcome to Eorzea, nerds. <3 Iâ€™ve pulled huge inspiration from the MMO thatâ€™s slowly invaded my spare time - Final Fantasy XIV. Iâ€™ve played a decent amount of MMOâ€™s in my day and right now itâ€™s barely behind World of Warcraft for my all time favorite, and may likely surpass it if the content continues to be amazing. The storyline is fantastic, the characters and NPCâ€™s are written and voiced just awesome. The game quality is A++++ and itâ€™s just a giant blast to play. My character is a BIG DRAGON MAN. Here are some sassy screenshots: One of the big pulls for FFXIV is their job class system. No need to create a different character every time you want to play a new class - just learn it from the trainer and level at your leisure. One character could get every single job class to 60 in this game! ITâ€™S GREAT. Wanna be a tank? Healer? DPS? Does a party need a sick-ass BARD to play motivating tunes in the background while they kick some primal ass?! You got this - switch jobs instantly and JAM ON, FRIENDS. (Disclaimer: my main class is bard. I play some sick-ass songs.) Anyroad (see what I did there?), Iâ€™ve taken HUGE inspiration and pulled every base level job class from this game to craft my long-term quests. I donâ€™t need to complete them in any order, or at any given time - I have the ability to mix and match them as I please, and do as much or as little as I want during any given challenge time frame. So without further adieu, Shaarawyâ€™s Quest for Class Mastery! DISCIPLE OF WAR + DISCIPLE OF MAGIC These are the basic DoW and DoM classes. As I complete them, certain pairs are combinable to unlock JOB classes! Example: [ARC] + [LNC] = [bRD]!!!! (Bard) So once I complete some compatible base class quests, they will unlock jobs, so I can quest further and continue to create evolving goals for myself! JOB COMBINATIONS So as you can see there is LOADS of room for progress and unlocking new goals and challenges for me. ^_______^ Awwww yiss. WAIT. You thought I was done?!!? NARP. Thereâ€™s more to FFXIV than just FIGHTING. I mean. Letâ€™s move on to our crafting and gathering classes, AHA! These will be less fitness-related and more like side quests to keep me exploring and trying new things. (Note that Iâ€™m not including ALL crafting classes because it would probably make me go crazy~) DISCIPLE OF THE HAND + DISCIPLE OF THE LAND So yeah, lotsa stuff. Iâ€™m still narrowing down what I want to tackle first and will post my choices on my Day 1 update. Which will be in.... only a couple of days yeah?!?!!!? Gosh. At this point Iâ€™m just glad that Iâ€™m done writing/re-writing/re-tinkering with this giant thing and can get on with my leveling grind!! REBELS, let us join up for battle and sit in a party finder queue until it places us all TOGETHER in the awesome Raid encounter of NERD FITNESS GLORRRYYYY!! I hope your gear is up to par and your DPS meets the enrage timer check, because here - we - goooo~~~!!