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  1. New challenge greetings to all the Rebellion! Your friendly neighborhood mythologist/Adventurer/Tolkien scholar here, back with another attempt to actually complete a full NF challenge. Due to a profusion of pre- and post-holiday adventures at the end of last year I turned up very late to the last challenge, and previously I rarely managed more than a week or two of focused effort before the hordes of Orcs frothing at the walls overran me yet again and oopsie doodles there goes another challenge off the face of the earth Still, since the end of January I have managed to sort out a few things, and I used the last two weeks of the last challenge to test-drive some ideas for this one. I'm afraid I don't have the energy to come up with a full-on challenge theme at the moment, so we'll just make do with a random a scattering of vaguely-appropriate Tolkien quotes here and there to keep in the spirit of things. I'm starting with Bilbo's pensive reflections right before he returned from his adventures to discover his lovely hobbit hole in an uproar. There is some, ah, applicability for me here Spoiler for the list of things I want to accomplish this challenge: OK, so that's the challenge. It looks like a lot, but much of it -- the morning and evening routines especially -- are already pretty solidly-established habits. It's the (big, important) stuff in the middle that's giving me trouble Here's wishing all of us the best of luck. New challenge - GO! PS - Please to be enjoying the official recording of Billy Boyd's absolutely lovely song inspired by Bilbo's poem above ❤️
  2. I was reading my threads from this time last year... I'm in the same damn rut except that my depression is different. So I'm going to start off small again... still. My goal is to find something to brag about every day. Usually it'll probably be what I cooked for dinner.
  3. It is time once again to regenerate. It's been a fun run in this body, but seriously it's time to go... but one can hope I'm going to end up with a much healthier model. Maybe ginger? This time around I'm going to try to keep it simple, we'll not be saving the world, just taking in the sights, getting acquainted with my companion(s) and see if we can survive. Step One: Nutrition After a regeneration it is important to get the right nutrition - I will be doing the elimination diet again this challenge. I was sooooo close last time I tried, almost made it to the end, and choked 2 days before the reintroduction phase and went wild on alcohol and sweet treats. This time in order to keep on track more, I will be posting my meals on youfood daily still, but also keeping a detailed journal about how I am feeling. I will also be making a reintroduction plan to make sure once I get to the end I know in what order I'm doing things. scoring for this: Each Meal posted on Youfood is worth 1 point with a maximum of 3 pts per day, with a half pt for snacks. bonus point at end of week for posting a meal plan on Friday. Step Two: Movement The doctor and his companions are always on the go, running... and running... and dancing... lots of dancing second goal this month is to move every day. on alternating days I'll go between bodyweight workouts designed to help get me ready for aerial silks when I can afford it, and dancing to kpop music. For bonus points I will post a Wednesday bridgeclub photo on Facebook, on Friday I will post a video of my kpop dancing progress. I think this challenge I will continue working on Dope by BTS as this one is seriously killing me. At least once a week I will have a rest day, which will consist of yoga/stretching for flexibility. Scoring: 3 pts for each completed workout (less awarded if not completed, but started), 2 pt for a bridge club photo, 2 points for Kpop Video. Step Three: Rest I just got news today that I will be starting a new job on Sunday night, and it's the first time I will be working 3rd shift. I need to establish a workable sleep schedule to be productive in everything else, so I will be making a goal to wear my cpap to bed every day, and will award myself points for how long I sleep, and bonus points for hacking my sleep. Scoring: 3 pts daily for sleeping 8 hours with CPAP, 2 pts for 6 hours with CPAP, 1pt if below 6 hours or without CPAP. bonus points for these hacks: .5 pt for each time an essential oil is used to aid sleep. 5 points for purchasing blackout curtains and clearing them with landlord. 5 points for purchasing mouth guard, 5 points for purchasing eye mask, .5 pt for using soothing music or white noise. BONUS LIFE GOAL: Cleaning House Each day I will be taking 20-60 minutes to deep clean one aspect of the apartment. We recently had a city inspection which did not go so well, so my landlord is breathing down our necks to get the place cleaned up. Each day I will pick a room or section of a room (such as a set of cabinets, or an oven or closet) to work for 20-60 minutes (depending on the size of the project) and really clean organize and consolidate. I'm tired of living in clutter. For accountability I will take Daily Before and After photos which will be posted once a week for tips, or if there's anything that looks like it may have been missed. This will be a passed goal if at the end of the challenge the apartment is inspection worthy, A/O passes a follow up inspection if we have one in this time.
  4. I'm intimidated by the forum change, so this challenge is all about just coming here every day, trying to follow threads, and posting in my own thread.
  5. Placeholder at the moment, but there will be housework-related goals, some focus on positivity after a few months of being peeved at feeling fat and useless, loads of pictures of me jaunting around Thailand and preparation for doing so. SpecialSundae sparkles with positivity Look for something in every day that is positive and share it. Bounce with happiness when I can. Try to ignore the demons but share them to allow other people to help when it's bad. Say something positive about every workout. Do your accessory work (maximum two sessions compressed into one, which means two sessions a week at minimum, aim to do it after each actual training session but we all know that won't happen) and aim for progression. SpecialSundae sparkles with innovation Find a way to get the letter of authenticity for REPS registration. Plan out the first four weeks of the barbell training course Plan out social media engagement and announcements Plan out booking scheme SpecialSundae makes her house sparkle too Clean the kitchen and bathroom every weekend until I go away Hoover the living room and bedroom once a week Change the sheets once a week Do at least two loads of laundry a week Put away all laundry at the weekend SpecialSundae spreads some sparkle to her spouse Spend quality time with Grant Spend at least one night a week playing Marvel Superheroes with Grant until we go away Leave the phones in our room (or at least switched off) for at least one evening meal out of two whilst in Thailand Spend time with Grant planning a few excursions and pre-book as needed - thinking of doing a cycle tour in Bangkok and a visit to a Thai boxing match in Ao Nang In the meantime, here's my thought for the day from yesterday... Any time you feel strong, squat with someone who lifts triple what you do. You'll suddenly feel very weak and insignificant!
  6. Now that I'm refreshed and relaxed from a two week holiday I think this is a good time to reboot my healthy lifestyle goals for this year. I know what I want, I just struggle to find and/or stick to a routine that works for me XD 1. Leave the house, do some exercise, 1x a week. I went to the gym a few times on the cruise ship and rather enjoyed it! I'd also like to incorporate some outdoor skating to improve my skating skills; these both entail me leaving the actual house; its only the idea of leaving the house that stops me - once I'm out and about I'm happy to exercise! Just once a week is a good start to supplement my 2x week derby training. 2. Clear 1x surface "hot spot" and keep it clean for the week. By the end of the challenge I should be keeping 4 small areas of the house clear of rubbish and dishes and things that are not put away. I hate that my house is never as clean as I want it to be because I am definitely happier when I'm on top of the housework. Starting small and building up does work for me with housework, but keeping the momentum up is the hard part! 3. Something something something... Nutrition. Track what I eat. I'm getting too slack with what I put in my body. I definitely feel better when I eat less refined food and more vegetables and protein. That's it. This can't start until I actually get home from my holiday though; I'm currently still in Singapore. We get home Wednesday so I'll start this on Thursday.
  7. A bit of a new spin this challenge... Actually challenging myself! Main challenge - I am not a tidy person. My house is, quite frankly, an embarrassment and that's going to take more than one challenge to turn that around. Grant and I are going to clear out the house, probably get rid of c. 25-50% of the things in it, and get it clean and tidy again. We've already taken down some really grotty old blinds and started putting away the piles of laundry, but a non-exhaustive list of things we need to do is below: Get rid of all the excess toiletries in the bathroom Clear out the boxes of kitchen stuff still in my roomClear out excess clothes which don't fitGet rid of lots of shoesPut up book shelves for all our booksGet the living room cleared out enough that we can get someone in to paint itGet someone in to paint the bathroom once the house is tidy enough to let people inClear out the hallways and take stuff to the charity shopNegotiate with family to get rid of huge rug that we don't needSell old espresso machine and juicer on eBayMow the lawnWeed the front garden and clear the stepsGet a gardener in to deal with the back gardenWhen the house is clear enough, find a cleaner and get them in once a weekYes, it's humiliating writing all that down, but I needed to do that. I want to be able to have people to visit or to stay and that couldn't happen at the moment. We're never home and it's stressful to be here when we are. I think having a cleaner in once or twice a week would really help, but you can't do that when the house is a tip (seriously, it's like an episode of Hoarders). So that's the big challenge. The rest is almost business as usual, but to do that I need to focus on the big issues. I'm going to start small, by selecting something from the list each week to complete before the end of the week. That's it. I'm also going to require that I do essential tasks consistently: Clean the bathroom once a weekEmpty the recycling once a weekPut away the washing when it's done rather than letting it pile up.Do washing at least twice a week (probably Wednesday and Saturday)Take out the food waste every other day The only other extra task to add that is that I'm going to aim to wash my lunch box at least three days a week (seems like a little thing but it reduces the evening's tasks, which is a big thing when I have an hour after getting home from the gym to make and eat dinner and get to bed). 1 point for every weekday that I wash my lunchbox, 5 points for completing all the essential tasks each week and 10 points for every weekly task completed. Meanwhile, I'm going to keep up training. The other cleaning... Consistently do weightlifting drills at least twice a week and don't attempt full lifts unless I've done a full set of drills first. Just keep plugging Not really part of the challenge, but do physio exercises at least four days a week, go to yoga class once a week and try to get a place for Barre on a Monday. I'll obviously keep you posted on my "impressive" lifting prowess, but lifting isn't really a challenge these days!
  8. *I'm still working on this challenge and may edit a bit over the next couple of days, but I need to get started! (Or maybe I'll just go with what I've got.) EDIT: I'm not getting to this, so we'll just go with what I've got! Edit: Since I now have both a pull-up mentor and pull-up rival, pull-ups will be my exercise focus this challenge. Quest 1: Art The Big Art Quest from the art sherpa on youtube. In keeping with SnowOwl’s recent discovery of her true elven identity, she will continue to discover more about herself through art. Details and Scoring: Quest 2: Clean Earn xp by cleaning my house. Details and Scoring: Quest 3: Sugar Cane sugar fast. Details and Scoring: Bonus: Elfhaven Projects Details and Scoring: Rewards: Excellent: TBD Great: NF t-shirt Good: one new art supply (a stencil, a new paint color, a pad of paper, etc.)
  9. Just from this partial-week... Limiting screen-time at my mother's house was easy because when I got bored, there were other things to do. It was her house, so helping to tidy was a definite case of "pull your gloves on and do this." Or there were clean-enough areas to work on fun projects half of the time. (Having a puzzle-area set up was nice. I got a cheap canvas kit mostly-painted. I built one of my dragonfly kits and left it there for her to turn into wall-art.)Here, I'm not sure what to do first, and retreat into the computer to get away from not having the room to enjoy kits. I think that I should just focus on reporting what I've done instead of worrying about expectations for this challenge.
  10. I am rebelling against the current class system by being an innkeeper. I'm also rebelling against having physical fitness goals in favor of having my environment be fit. (Hey, a decent couple hours of housework are about all I can handle right now.) A lot of my goals will seem familiar because they are, but I don't think it's too unreasonable to keep trying to make them stick. The points I'm assigning now might not correlate to the xp my character gets later. Tea Goal: make tea: 9 points drink tea: 1 point I'm not sure how to score this if I end up not drinking the tea until the next day. I have a little trouble with getting dehydrated and tea's about the healthiest thing I like. Cumulative Chore List: Dishwasher: ready to receive dirty dishes first thing in the morning: 10 points ready to receive dirty dishes by noon: 5 points ready to receive dirty dishes the previous night but forgot to check in the morning: 5 points Build the rest of the chore chart When I was doing Chore Wars, I was a bit better about working on the house. Things are a bit out of hand and chaotic so it's not going to be as easy as seeing a chore and doing the chore yet, but hopefully I'll be able to get one of those tasks into an easy category. The dishwasher thing is one thing that I've noticed that can keep the chaos down. If it's receiving dirty dishes, that means I have a place to put most of the dirty dishes, and the kitchen doesn't become a disaster area. Use the paper planner: No points because it's a soft goal. I printed out a month of the Passion Planner and now I have to figure out what to do with it. Probably not my long-running to-do list because I think a whiteboard would be better. Less procrastination on the computer: I tend to lose time while hanging out on the internet. It actually gave me anxiety when hubby half-suggested that he lock down the internet connection while he's at work. There is now a remote lamp-control module on the network switch, we just need to figure out how to program it. I'll still be able to use Netflix and look up stuff on my tablet, but I won't be hampster-wheeling on websites. Pay attention to the frogs: If you eat a live frog first thing in the morning, that's probably the worst thing that's going to happen to you that day. If you wait and leave it on your plate, it's going to be lurking there all day and distracting you from simpler tasks. http://play.simpletruths.com/movie/eat-that-frog/ I don't necessarily have to do the most unpleasant thing first, especially if freezing up about it keeps me from doing other stuff. I just can't let it bother me at all whether I do it or not.
  11. So I have soft goals of getting the house clean enough to really live in and limiting screen time. Right now, I'm spending all of my time uselessly wandering the internet because I can't stand being here, but the feeling intensifies after I've been somewhere and come back. Some of the decluttering and organizing is up to hubby, so I'm not going for a firm milestone in progress. What I do want to do is really documenting how much effort I'm putting into what I can do and post it on tumblr. Password is: ilovenerds The old stuff really shows how the house has been worse. The text part of my check-in will be here. A rough guideline is that I should snap pics of the kitchen and any other room I plan to work on in the morning, and again when I'm finished cleaning. I think every room downstairs should get at least one snapshot a week. (Skipping the bedroom and the bathroom since there's no space to really get messy besides a few stray blankets.) The upstairs only needs to be documented if I'm working on it or manage to build the "fun" area. For the limiting screen time, I'm talking about not sitting down at the computer, especially before breakfast or getting something done. I can use my tablet to grab morning pictures, my phone to get the tv going, and the kindle if I'm up for reading. Otherwise, there's really only one thing that's important enough to turn my screen on first thing, and I haven't been writing lately.
  12. Hello to all the Rangers! This is my second challenge, and my first with the big boys and girls outside of the safety and security of the recruit forum. Exciting! *disclaimer - the theme of this challenge is NOT just an excuse to trick people into posting me scrummy pictures/gifs of Matt Smith. Quest 1: Geronimo! Complete a dumbbell workout three times a week. (Starting on NF DB Level 1). Continue working on that elusive push up! Quest 2: Come along, Pond (The happy, jolly, we're off on an adventure "come along, Pond", not the devastatingly sad, don't you dare choose Rory over me by letting that damn angel touch you "come along, Pond") Complete a 30 minute run, twice a week - with a focus on increasing my pace. Double points awarded for any run that is completed in the real universe (not on the treadmill). Quest 3: Bow ties are cool Fit in some yoga somewhere along the way, once a week will do for now. Hopefully at least one of the yoga poses will involve twisting my arms or legs into a vaguely bow tie shaped position so I am able to justify the name of this quest... Life Quest: The swimming pool is in the library? Make sure you put it back where it's supposed to be! After six months of enjoying my very own personal housekeeper (an unemployed son), as of yesterday, I am now back to sharing the household chores (because he selfishly went and found himself a job). I pledge to do two household chores a day - no putting it all off till the weekend and then doing a rush job or, worse, no job at all. I need to plan a rota of some sort. It shall be pretty and I shall stick it on the fridge!
  13. Two goals. The first is to account for every day with housework, food, and play. The second is to check my master list of things I should be doing instead of futzing away on the internet. Master list of things I should be doing: Misc Routines:Know what's for dinnerGroomed and dressed (Earrings today?)Do artWrite down art and writing ideasCheck on the busywork preparationsHousework Laundry put away Tables cleared KitchenPut dishwasher on dirty, run if fullCutting boards cleanKnives cleanLarge pan and lid cleanCounters wipedSink drains clearedPlayOrigami and paper starsCross-stitchColoring pagesWooden blocksPhysical puzzlesBoard game solitaire (Tsuro, Quirkle, or Dominoes)Play preparation, have these things ready and waiting for fussy moments.Cross-stitch projects chosen and aida cloth cut to sizeOrigami paper and star strips already cutColoring book pages photocopiedArt
  14. I decided to use a positive topic this time, so let's see if reality conforms to it by the end. "Gobnait is competent" Since my goal of making the house comfortable relies on hubby's help, I'm going to focus on what I can do to keep things from going to heck. I think part of that is to focus on fun instead of frustration. If I get into a kitchen-rut again, I may go on a cooking strike. By November 2, I should have a list of "Things I should be doing" that is hanging up instead of hidden away online. The kitchen list that is already on my fridge, once I write "Know what's for dinner" on it, is good enough to count. But I would rather get a bulletin board set up. I think I should consider "have adventures weekly" with some sort of instant reward if I manage it, but I'm not sure what will really have an impact. I want to have busy-activities ready and actually say that I used them and replaced them. I don't want to say I hung out online for all of my down-time. I think that I should keep an at-least weekly photo blog with how the house looks. Morning and evening for days where I might have done something significant.
  15. Respawning seems to be a theme right now. Maybe it has to do with overambitious New Year's resolutions? For me, January sucked, and it took longer than a month to recover from the sheer panic of being convinced that hubby's work was trying to kill him before he could leave. Since I make New Year's resolutions in the spring (not necessarily April first) because that's when my energy picks up again, I'm not planning anything too ambitious until at least then. No points this challenge, just getting things accomplished for the benefits that result. I'm wanting to start with building a routine now that our life can support one. There is a bit of a problem since I don't wake up at a consistent time. Sometimes I'm awake at stupid-o-clock, sometimes I stay asleep until after dawn. I refuse to do much of anything useful before dawn, especially if hubby is still asleep. That means that some days require goofing off first thing if I'm being stubborn about the dawn thing. Idealistically, I would wake up, make tea, maybe a little goofing off in the form of checking wecomics while I flex my feet. Then I'd go through my kitchen checks, know what I'm making for dinner, and possibly do whatever prep-work I could before doing less-critical things. I want to add to my daily list, but I'm going to start with the very basics. I re-read challenge seven about doing dailies, I still don't have a good rule about when dailies reset. I could clean the kitchen in the evening and double-dip on the "done" because I can consider the counter wiped if nothing got on it between me cleaning it and noon the next day. Other than going on a 36-hour schedule, it just means I got to follow the intent of what I hope to accomplish. Basically there are going to be some days when I don't do my dailies and it doesn't count as a negative because I cleaned in the evening and didn't mess it up until next evening, meaning it was clean during the day, even if I cleaned in the morning as well. Darnit, I'm confused again, but I know what I mean. Do the dailies: What I'm trying to accomplish is to always have the kitchen be "ready" and not an overwhelming mess. Hopefully I can spread to my craft room, the living room being in similar states of readiness, and even have the storage rooms be clean enough to be able to mindlessly wander in and grab something. Be intentional about downtime: I want to do crafts, draw and color, play with toys. Right now I'm just poking around online and waiting for things to be better, probably the definition of collecting underpants? With the mess right now, it's probably less-ambitious to set aside time for video games and reading stuff on the kindle or real books. Check in just about every day: Not being aware of what day it is was a relaxing coping mechanism, but it's really past time to reject paying attention to time. Mostly I'll be talking about how the day went, what I accomplished, what I made for dinner.
  16. Hello Rangers! I would like to join you for my second challenge. I got through most of the last challenge, but then life got in the way and I sort of dropped off the face of the earth. The last 2 weeks were rough. I think part of what was tough for me the last time around was goals that were a little too strict and didn't allow for real life. I'm going into my busy time at work (actually, it should almost exactly line up with this challenge!), so I will not have a lot of time over the next 6 weeks and I need to be realistic. I will be doing a lot of physical activity at work, but I won't have as much control over what I'm eating and I will have very little outside time for exercise. With that said, I'm going to try to make time for it. Most of the physical activity at work involves strength work (lifting heavy things, moving heavy equipment, etc.), so I'm going to not worry so much about lifting, but I don't want to backslide too much on my running and flexibility. SO! Here are my goals for this challenge: Main Quest: Stay healthy and in shape and get stronger. Goal 1: Get out for a 30+ minute run at least 1x a week. (2 DEX, 2 STA) I know this doesn't seem like much, but when I'm doing 10+ hours of physical labor every day, one run a week would be great. If I can do more, that would be awesome too. Grades: In order to track this goal, I will make each 30 - 60 minute run worth 10 points. 6 runs (one per week) will be worth 60 points. If I get an extra run in, it will be worth 5 points. Thus it is possible to make up some missed points if I do miss a run. If I get a short run in (20 minutes or so), it will be worth 3 points. Runs over 60 minutes will be worth an extra 5 points. A - 70+ points - Exceeded my goal! Got two running sessions in some weeks and got one run in every week. B - 60 - 69 points - Met my goal. Got one session in every week and maybe an extra one. C - 50 - 59 points - Ran most weeks. Missed one session. D - 40 - 49 points - Ran a few times. Missed two sessions. F - <40 points - Ran sporadically. Missed three or more sessions. Goal 2: Stretch (mostly my hamstrings) (3 DEX, 1 CON) This is a carry over from my last challenge. I was pretty good with it, but it was tough to really measure how much I was doing. Plus I didn't account for things like a yoga class, which lasts an hour and really limbers me up. Grades: To take these things into account, I will again use a point system. Every 5 minutes spent stretching will be worth 1 point. If I stretch for 10 minutes 5x a week, that means I get 10 points for the week. A 60 minute yoga class gives me 12 points. A - 70+ points - Got stretching sessions in ~5 days a week. Maybe got a yoga class or two in. B - 60 - 69 points - Got 5 10-minute stretching sessions in per week. C - 50 - 59 points - Got some good stretching in over the course of the challenge. D - 40 - 49 points - Stretched fairly consistently. F - <40 points - Stretched sporadically. Goal 3: Back on the (food tracking) wagon (3 CON, 1 WIS) I was really good about tracking food for several months, then I went camping and my parents visited and I imploded. I need to get back on the wagon and pay attention to what I'm eating. This is going to be hard with my work schedule, but I'll do my best. Grades: This one is pretty easy to track, since I can log on to myfitnesspal and see whether I've tracked. I'm giving myself 2 points for tracking everything for a day and 1 point for tracking some meals but not others. A - 75+ points - Tracked nearly every day, had a few days where I missed meals or didn't track. B - 70 - 74 points - Tracked regularly, had a few days (up to one a week) where I missed it. C - 60 - 69 points - Was pretty consistent with tracking, missed a couple days a week or was a little spotty with recording all my meals. D - 42 - 59 points - Tracked more than half the time, but was sloppy. F - <42 points - Tracked less than half the time. Life Side Quest: Don't be a slob! (2 WIS, 1 CHA) I set myself a crazy goal for doing housework the last time around. I kept the house relatively clean but still felt like a failure because I was trying to do a million chores a day. With work getting crazy, I will not have time to do that but I still want to keep the house nice. The other problem is that I didn't account for chores that take a long time vs. those that are really quick. With that said, I still want to keep my house nice and uncluttered. I will again use the point system to track this. Grades: Kind of like with the stretching, I will give myself 1 point for every 5 minutes I spend on housework, not counting cooking. My goal is 15 minutes a day, with a day off here and there. A - 90+ points - Got in 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. B - 80 - 89 points - Didn't do as much as I'd hoped but still kept the house relatively clean. C - 70 - 79 points - Did some housework. Was somewhat consistent. D - 60 - 69 points - Well, at least I wasn't a total slob. F - <60 points - Was a total slob. OK, let's do this thing! Running Totals: As of 9/22/2013: Running: 10 points Stretching: 8 points Food Tracking: 14 points Cleaning: 11 points
  17. Ahoy! I have been preparing for this journey since March, when I decided that I should be in the best shape of my life by the time I hit the big 3-0 this October. Since then, I've lost 12 pounds, started running several miles 2-3 times a week, and in the last month added lifting to my routine. The foray into lifting led me to the Nerd Fitness Community and I am looking forward to participating in my first challenge! MAIN QUEST: I want to be in the best shape of my life by the time I turn 30 this October. To accomplish this quest, I am giving myself the following missions: Mission 1: Increase Flexibility Current: Can touch my toes with the tips of my fingers, compensate for lack of hamstring flexibility with flexibility in my lower back Goal: Be able to place my palms flat on the ground bending at the hips from a standing position. How to achieve it: Stretch hamstrings for at least 15 minutes every day Grading System: A – Reached goal, stretched 90% of the time. B – Didn’t reach goal, stretched 80% of the time. C – Didn’t reach goal, stretched 70% of the time. D – Didn’t reach goal, stretched 50% of the time. F – Gave up Mission 2: Increase Strength Current: Squat 95 lbs for 12 reps, Deadlift 75 lbs for 12 reps Goal: Squat 125 lbs for 8 reps, Deadlift 100 lbs for 8 reps How to achieve it: Lift at least twice a weekIncrease weight incrementally over the six weeks Grading System: A – Reached goal, lifted twice a week or more B – Almost reached goal, lifted at least twice a week C – Didn’t reach goal, lifted twice most weeks D – Didn’t reach goal, lifted sporadically F – Gave up Mission 3: Increase Protein Intake Current: Eat mostly carbs and fat, not enough protein. Goal: Eat at least 70 grams of protein a day, 90 grams of protein on lift days How to achieve it: Meal planTrack what I eat in a food diaryKeep protein-rich snacks close at handTry incorporating protein powder on lift days Grading System: A – Reached goal 90% of the time, was consistent in tracking food B – Reached goal 70% of the time, was mostly consistent in tracking food C – Reached goal 50% of the time, was somewhat consistent in tracking food D – Rarely reached goal, tracked food sporadically F – Gave up Life Quest: Keep the House Clean Current: I am not always the best housekeeper, especially when I get home late. Goal: Complete 75% of my chore list throughout the week. How to achieve it: Track chores in a calendarKeep a daily record of which chores got completedDo chores right when I get home, before I've gotten comfortable Grading System (Edited to make this goal more SMART): A – Completed an average of 75% of my chore list 5 or more chores per day B – Completed an average of 60% of my chore list 4 chores per day C – Completed an average of 45% of my chore list 3 chores per day D – Completed an average of 30% of my chore list 2 chores per day F – Completed an average of less than 30% of my chore list 1 or less chores per day Motivation: I am fighting because I want to be the best version of myself. STARTING STATS (7/29/13): Height: 5'9" Weight: 139.4 lbs Hips: 37.5" Waist: 27.5" Bust: 36.5" Neck: 12.5" BMI: 20.5 Body Fat (Navy): 22%
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