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Sorry sorry! I know I'm late. Hi! By the way, I'm Jay and I was a rebel for a while. I've been active on and off and I really want to make that more on than off this time around. I have a black belt in Taekwondo, but haven't really done too much in about a decade. I'm a noob (white) belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu although, I've trained on and off for financial reasons since 2009. I've trained in Muay Thai since 2009. Here are my goals: Fitness 1. Go to class three times between Monday - Friday and hit an open mat on the weekend. Simply put, if you don't go to class, you're not gonna get any better. Of course, there are exceptions like sometimes you hit a plateau and you just need to step away for a bit to sort of reset. I'm not at a plateau. So yeah, I plan to go at least three times between Monday - Friday. I think that's doable, I mean I'd like to go 8 times, and hit an open mat, but I don't wanna burn myself out. My gym has classes at 6AM and 6PM Monday - Friday and an open mat from 8AM - 11PM, so the scheduling isn't too bad that I can't maybe get a two-a-day in. I also want to really go to open mats because I learn a lot from the people that go and they're not all from the same gym, so I get an extra bit of education that I might not normally get. Like last week we had Moku Kahawai come in and he's a 5x IBJJF World Champion. I got to roll around with him which was cool. I may substitute the last open mat because I'm attending a Jiu Jitsu seminar on 11/27 which is the Sunday after the challenge ends, but hey, everything's more guideline than rule, right? 2. Eat a stupid salad. I don't eat enough vegetables. I also want to lose some weight. I also want to save money. I figure if I have a salad each day for lunch, I can help out on all three of those. A salad will have vegetables. Although, a pizza salad sounds amazing. That's four slices of pizza in a bowl. I'm gonna eat a real salad with vegetables and some chicken, maybe some nuts. Trader Joe's has some premade ones that I like and they're like 4 bucks each and it kinda fills me up. I know not all salads will help me lose weight, so I'll try to choose a healthier salad just to get my feet wet. Life 1. My house is a mess. I don't want to be considered a messy person. I'm going to work on cleaning one room in the house each day in hopes that overall, the house will be clean and I will rarely have to do a deep clean of the whole house which would probably just end up with me feeling overwhelmed and just giving up. I'll throw a bonus goal in there. I guess it would be a fitness goal. With Thanksgiving being next Thursday, I'm going to challenge myself to not go too crazy on feasting. I do want to end up losing weight as I've ballooned up to 260. A long-term goal would be to get down to around 180-190 and then eventually compete in tournaments, so I have to keep that in mind.
Hello little chickens, are we all super? Where have you been, again? No where really. Last challenge saw me walk the 64 miles from London to Brighton. It was a 30ish hour special kind of hell. A toe-nail loosing, more-blister-than-feet inducing, joint swelling hullapalooza. But it gave me a lot of time to think, and was strangely cleansing. I would say it was a "once in a lifetime" thing... but I've signed up for next year. Wait, so did you level up last time? Technically, no. But if you followed my journey on facebook, you'll know how hard the walk was for me. I pretty much almost gave up, twice. I went as far as retiring my chip. But... in the end, I kept going. So yeah. Although I didn't achieve everything I wanted in my last challenge (or even update my thread, sorry :/) I feel it was level-up-worthy. So what's this challenge then? Pretty much the same as the last one. The format worked so well for me (no set meals / workout every day, but points awarded for desirable behaviour. Pavlovian conditioning at its finest). I'm also tracking wake up time, work start time, work finish time, and home time. Why? I want to see if my routine really is as variable as I think it is. Wait, what? Just look at the darn data-collection sheet here. If I get 5,000 points over the course of the challenge, I will level up. The points system is design meaning I have to achieve 834 points per week, Ideally, this means working out 5 x per week, eating under my calorie allowance and drinking enough water. Makes sense. What's this #100happydays? It's awesome, is what it is. You can read about it here. These will likely be the daily updates I make to my thread. And that's that! Let's goooooooooooo.