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  1. Woo! Time for another challenge! This already come up so soon and technically my challenge started...today! So here we go and let's get this all set up right away! No more being lazy and no more breaks! Just pure awesome to celebrate the greatness that is the revival of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000!!! Hi, I'm BlackTezca and I'm just another Artsy Geeky Amazon in glasses! I have had mistfortune in taking place in such horrible films as my debut in From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel! before continuing to take roles from Roger Corman in various C-movie SciFi plots listed in BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards A Much Better Year before completely bombing in my latest flick, a supposedly legendary action epic of raspberry proportions BlackTezca's 18th Trail: An Artsy Geeky Amazon will fight! Will sacrifice! And will find a way! That's what humans do! Ooof that deserves some majot riffs from a crew that has experience and talent in tormenting themselves!! Oh last challenge was not that bad,,, Now though I have had my difficulties and challenges, I can still move forward. This week an an awesome movie (or what I hope to be awesome) comes out! Which not only goes well with this challenge, but also with my epic quest. I shall take on sleep, build up my eating and workout habits, power up my immune system, continue to make beautigul artwork, all of these things to march forward to become like my QUEEN! My inspiration! A showing beam of optimism in the pool of cynical, cliche, cookie cutter genre films! MY ULTIMATE QUEST!! MY QUEST WHICH IS...!!! My Main Quest is to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman Now for all that primer out of the way, let's get going into my awesome quest! A whole lot of crappy movies to watch and make fun of, so let's get the crew together for our united survival against the horrors of terrible films! First off I need some mug in a yellow jumpsuit...like Jonah-...uh oh. *Spoilers* *Spoilers* Details: So for this one, we're gonna start off small and do a challenge where I take some vitamins. I know I have mentioned veggies and I should do that, but I am lazy and I have vitamins in the house that would still do me some good. So this one is all for the sweet sweet vitamins so I can NOT GET SICK AGAIN! Contingencies: In case I go on vacation I'll need to account for this. But I have vitamins in the house so yay!Tracking: I'll be using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) with extra accountability done here.Grading: A for Vitamins 5 to 7 days days a week - 10 exp ( 1 Con, 1 Wis ) B for Vitamins 3 to 4 times a week - 5 exp ( 1 Wis ) F for all else However I can't be alone with some phoney baloney guy from Gizmonic institute! It's time for a... Starting off with...!!! Cambot is ready to start rolling! Needs to have enough charge to power on though...Details: If in bed by 11:00 pm, set alarm to 6:00 am. If in bed by 11:16, set alarm to 6:15 am. If in bed by 11:31, set alarm to 6:30, so on, so forth. This is mostly for work days.Contingencies: No Contingencies. Sleep is sleep. Also, sleep policy does not apply on weekends nor holidays.Tracking: Use Fitbit for tracking and update this thread with the total time of sleep as well as when I fell asleep official compared to when I went to bed.Grading: A for 17 to 19 days of enforcement ( 20 pts - 2 Con ) B for 14 to 16 days of enforcement ( 15 pts - 1 Con ) F for all else Gypsy is a large sassy robot, perfect for solidifying my meals! Details: Let's do this again! This time with the sassy, spectacular gypsy to enourage me! Time to eat primalish most of the time! Aim for keeping carbs lowerish and upping my fat and protein! Along with intemittent fasting! LET'S DO THIS THING ONCE MORE WITH FEELING!!! Contingencies: Any visit to my in laws is prime time for disaster...So will be doing cheat days here. Holidays or special occasions can pop up!Tracking: I'll be using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) with extra accountability done here.Grading: A for Intermittent Fasting, 9 pm to 12 pm, 5 to 7 days days a week, eating primal(ish) - 25 exp ( 3 Con, 1 Cha ) B for Intermittent Fasting, 9 pm to 12 pm, 3 to 4 times a week,eating primal(ish) - 20 exp ( 3 Con ) C for Intermittent Fasting, 9 pm to 12 pm, 2 times a week, eating primal(ish) - 15 exp ( 2 Con ) F for all else Tom Servo is a smart and smooth robot! If he was a human he would lift! Details: LET'S DO THIS AGAIN!!!! THIS TIME WITH STYLE!!! Once more let's try and up this a notch! If I aim for 5 days a week just focusing on doing short workouts too it still would be good right!? Right! Contingencies: Sickness and travel pretty much. However considering the flexibility here, I should be able to do something! Walking, yoga, etc!Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated as well.Grading: A for ANY workout (Kickboxing and Muay Thai included) 5 to 6 times a week - 25 pts ( 1 Sta 2 Dex 3 Str )B for ANY workout (Kickboxing and Muay Thai included) out 3 to 4 times a week - 20 pts ( 2 Dex 2 Str ) C for ANY workout (Kickboxing and Muay Thai included) out 1 to 2 times a week - 15 pts ( 2 Str ) F for all else Crow is different! Creative, snarky, dramatic, and different! Details: Crow is awesome and so artistic! Thus time to use him for my art quest! Expect to see some beautiful work here! Included sketches since I am trying out a brand new art program (Medibang!) which has some awesome brushes that look really similar to pencils! Nice! Makes me wanna sketch out a few things and stick with that, especially when I start doing commissions! So much fun here . Contingencies: The usual! Friends being in town, going on possible trips else where, etc. Can't bring my computer everywhere!Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I shall use those and this thread to keep track. Grading: A for Arting and Sketching at least 30 minutes 3 to 4 days a week - 20 exp ( 2 Cha ) B for Arting and Sketching at least 30 minutes 1 to 2 days a week - 10 exp ( 1 Cha ) F for all else I have all my robot pals, some mug form Gizmonic insitute and all of the fi;ms rounded up for insults!! Let's check out what I'm starting off with metric wise!! Starting Measurements: Date: 05/30/2017 @ <TBD> Weight: <TBD> ***Body Fat***: <TBD> Waist: <TBD> Waist @ Navel: <TBD> Hips: <TBD> Neck: <TBD> Chest: <TBD> Left Bicep: <TBD> Right Thigh: <TBD> Wrist: <TBD> Forearm: <TBD> Time to riff some movies and keep my sanity with my robot buddies! Let's move on to this nightmare world of known as my 19th challenge!! *** ***Awesome Summaries Index*** Week 1 Summary Week 2 Summary Week 3 Summary Week 4 Summary Challenge Summary
  2. Indeed I am back in my favorite place in the forums with my true companions! Already its' time for another challenge to keep this kick-ass train going! It's time to go beyond the Earth and into the next frontier! There are new species to explore, most already ahead of the game. We need to establish ourselves worthy to be along side of them, as well as a fight off a race of genocidal bio-organic machine insanity! Time to exploit the mass effect to travel faster than light! But who am I? I am an uber awesome, N7 trained, Pathfinder capable BlackTezca! I have many talents, usually known as the GIF Commander who was introduced to the citadel council in From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel! and completing smaller but importnant side missions in BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards A Much Better Year. My latest accomplishment came in successful completing a major mission known as BlackTezca's 17th Trail: An Artsy Geeky Amazon Creates Movie Magic! I am now here for the next mission, cause saving the galaxy is a job I have to do, and I also plan on having fun while doing it! Granted even this mission, as big as it is, is only a part of the grand picture. I need to complete this in order to move forward on my main quest! This quest will help build me up beyond Spectre, beyond Commander! With this I can lead our people to find and colonize new galaxies, to fight out invaders and those who seek to destroy or control us! This ultimate quest will return me to the warrior I know I am inside and with that we can be saved and become stronger than ever! For my MAIN quest, as it has always been, is...!! My Main Quest to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman We have no time to lose! We have the recruit the best of the best and need to consider more than just humanity here! We are newbies in the great space race; other species have long since ruled the vast reaches of the beyond and we need to consider them for the mission! Let's move onto our introductions! Turian are disciplined warriors; willing to use the force necessary to keep the peace. Details: Time to get disciplined...with my meals! This is gonna be rough cause I'm gonna need to keep up intermittent fasting AND going a bit more primal, which means less carbs and more protein and the easiest way for me to keep track is by making sure I do go primal(ish). So, no bread, no rice, no corn. The Rice is the killer. THE RICE IS A KILLER and the bread is no joke. Also no sweets. So that means I need to eat all that Easter chocolate this weekend! No beer, but wine, particular red wine, and vodka are good. Wish me luck cause I'm sure something will go wrong...need the discipline! Contingencies: Any visit to my inlaws is prime time for disaster...SO will be doing cheat days here.Tracking: I'll be using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) with extra accountability done here.Grading: A for Intermittent Fasting, 9 pm to 12 pm, 5 to 7 days days a week, eating primal(ish) - 25 exp ( 3 Con, 1 Cha ) B for Intermittent Fasting, 9 pm to 12 pm, 3 to 4 times a week,eating primal(ish) - 20 exp ( 3 Con ) C for Intermittent Fasting, 9 pm to 12 pm, 2 times a week, eating primal(ish) - 15 exp ( 2 Con ) F for all else Krogan are resilient, powerful fighters; they can survive anything, including near extinction. Details: Righto! Let's get buff and beefy like that Krogan and keep up my workouts! I have taken a break zero week. Unintended but it happened due to lethargy, laziness, too much stress and just wanting to chill...etc. Which is bad. So I'm gonna get back int the swing of things even more so with this challenge, except gonna try and up this a notch! If I aim for 5 days a week just focusing on doing short workouts too it still would be good right!? Right! Contingencies: Sickness and travel pretty much. However considering the flexibility here, I should be able to do something! Walking, yoga, etc!Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated as well.Grading: A for ANY workout (Kickboxing and Muay Thai included) 5 to 6 times a week - 25 pts ( 2 Sta 1 Dex 2 Str )B for ANY workout (Kickboxing and Muay Thai included) out 3 to 4 times a week - 20 pts ( 1 Sta 2 Str ) C for ANY workout (Kickboxing and Muay Thai included) out 1 to 2 times a week - 15 pts ( 2 Str ) F for all else Asari are elegant, diplomatic, and no one matches their biotic aptitude. Details: The Asari are all beautiful and elegant, with amazing Biotic prowess. Naturally perfect for my art quest. Granted a little smaller now since I split up my art quest this time, but hey wanted to give something a try! So expect to see some beautiful work here! Included sketches since I am trying out a brand new art program (Medibang!) which has some awesome brushes that look really similar to pencils! Nice! Makes me wanna sketch out a few things and stick with that, especially when I start doing commissions! So much fun here . Contingencies: The usual! Friends being in town, going on possible trips else where, etc. Can't bring my computer everywhere!Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I shall use those and this thread to keep track. Grading: A for Arting and Sketching at least 30 minutes 3 to 4 days a week - 15 exp ( 2 Cha ) B for Arting and Sketching at least 30 minutes 1 to 2 days a week - 10 exp ( 1 Cha ) F Salarian are energetic inventors with sharp wit and efficient intelligence. Details: Salarians have excellent memory, are logical, intelligent and particular good at figuring out all the details. They would have so many models for Warhammer 40k assembled and painted meticulously that not only would their strategies WRECK an opponent, their armies would look good doing so! ...Essentially I need to fucking paint. Contingencies: The usual! Friends being in town, going on possible trips else where, etc. Need to focus on these models!Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I shall use those and this thread to keep track.Grading: A for model building and painting for at least 30 minutes 4 days a week - 20 exp ( 2 Wis 1 Cha ) B for model building and painting for at at least 30 minutes 2 to 3 days a week - 10 exp ( 2 Wis ) C for model building and painting for at at least 30 minutes 1 day a week - 5 pts ( 1 Wis ) F for all else Angaran have strong family ties and bioelectric capabilities for deep communication. Details: Angaran one of the new races discovered in Andromeda and they are lovable species that are very much family oriented. Their communities are filled with many children and each one shares different parenting figures. It truly takes village...to clean after so many kids. I myself have two dogs, a cat and a house and with my husband to help, it's still quite a bit! It's already mid spring so time to do some chores! Contingencies: I can't clean my house if I'm out of town... Tracking: Tracking on this lovely thread of course! Grading: A for working on a household chore (yard, garage, pets included) 5 days a week - 15 exp ( 2 Wis ) B for working on a household chore (yard, garage, pets included) 3 to 4 days a week - 10 exp ( 1 Wis ) F for all else I myself have already recruited solid companions from these excellent allied races assembled to save the world and explore new galaxies for The Federation! Each one is prepared and trained for the mission and the best at what they can do! Now let's see what I am starting out with stat-wise! Starting Measurements: Date: 04/24/2017 @ 7:00 am Weight: 151.4 lb ***Body Fat***: 26% Waist: 25 in Waist @ Navel: 26 in Hips: 39 in Neck: 12 in Chest: 32 in Left Bicep: 11 in Right Thigh: 18 in Wrist: 6 in Forearm: 9 in Let's do this! Let's save the galaxy! One epic challenge at a time! Go out there and give them hell. We were born to do this!
  3. I'm Lieutenant Dan. Fuck you 2016. Woo...it is a new year. A brand new spanking year that I desperately need. I have been out for the forums quite a bit last year for one main reason! Quick reminder for all of you folks who have yet to meet the Queen of Gifs; I am BlackTezca and I first joined the Rebellion back in 2014! I started out with my very first post in From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel! I also started a new battle log for the year titled BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards A Much Better Year (We all need a much better year). I had a lovely challenge during my Golden age in BlackTezca's 14th Trial: An Artsy Geeky Amazon Goes Back to School!!! and the challenge ended up being a pretty damn good success! I was ready to kick the rest of Octobers' ass and really rock the rest of 2016 until...disaster struck. Monsters abounded... I know a lot of folks who have figurative (and literal) battle scars from 2016 and I have to say...I am one of them. Some of you may have know this already, but the hubs and I lost our clone, Ezekiel, better known to us as Zeke. Zeke was...too much for this small puny world to handle and went off to conquer far, far, far away celestial places. He will be miss, and his departure hit us really hard. That was the best, and the very worst, Halloween weekend I have ever experience. That was what I shall call, the Eclipse moment. If you are familiar with the anime Berserk, which was...fittingly, gonna be my October challenge theme, then you know the Eclipse moment. The moment where everything goes to literal hell in Berserk and the dark dirty world transforms into a Apocalyptic Fantasy horror landscape. I really truly believe that losing Zeke was that moment; sure I didn't lose an eye nor lost an arm, but things are definitely not the same anymore. I didn't go on a 2 year hunting down Apostles hiatus like Guts did, but I did have a hiatus so I can heal physically and start healing emotionally. Cause I'm back bitches!! Time to kickass and get back to my main quest! As we all may remember, I have one hero that I always admire, one hero that I aspire to be! Her movie is coming out soon (JUNE 02 2017) and as such I must prepare myself to follow in her awesome footsteps...!! My Main Quest to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman Without further ado, let's see my new awesome quests for January 2017! Note that most of these are familiar, but this is to get back into the habit and get back into the Rebellion! It's always good to revisit the basics and what made things so great the first time around :D. Guts will never stop, never yield. He is simply to simple minded, too stubborn, and too bad ass. Details: Still keeping things simple here. Just like Guts who will never stop to rest for his simple goals (vengeance against Griffith, protecting Casca, getting monsters to leave him alone), I too shall not stop! Time to get my ass back into gear and work out as hard as I usual do!...While taking rest days and doing some yoga (which I will count as well! WOO YOGA!) Contingencies: Sickness and travel pretty much. However considering the flexibility here, I should be able to do something! Walking, yoga, etc! Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated as well. Grading: A for workout (including yoga) 4 to 5 times a week - 25 pts ( 2 Sta 2 Dex 2 Str ) B for workout (including yoga) out 2 to 3 times a week - 20 pts ( 1 Sta 1 Dex 2 Str ) F for all else Casca is a strong independent woman who don't need no man to kick some ass! Details: A woman with pride, strength and an efficient fighting style, Casca is a soldier through and through. She fights with finesse and often using her opponents greater strength to her advantage. I haven't been doing much to keep up with my own fighting skills and would like to get back into kickboxing and Muay Thai! Contingencies: If I can't make the Easton classes, I'll simply do a kickboxing work out at home with focus on good technique from Easton! Huzzah!Tracking: I'll be tracking the Muay Thai and Kickboxing using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated as well.Grading: A for Kickboxing/Muay Thai 3 times a week - 20 pts ( 1 Sta 2 Dex 1 Str ) B for Kickboxing/Muay Thai out 2 times a week - 15 pts ( 2 Dex ) C for Kickboxing/Muay Thai out 2 times a week - 10 pts ( 1 Dex ) F for all else Ishidoro needs to bulk up and eat at least 100 gram of protein to catch up to Guts! Details: Lets' get back to focusing on eating all the protein (and watching my carbs and sugar and such). Ishidoro wants to steal all of Guts techniques and skills, but he needs to pump up for that! I mean the dragonslayer is about 400 pounds and Guts can swing that with one arm. For me to get back to the weight I use to lift, I need to eat more protein! Contingencies: None. I should be able to stuff my face with yogurt and protein bars if I need to and while I don't want to go over my calories too much, I'm NOT cutting. Thus the daily amount should not scare me. I need the protein, I need that fuel! Tracking: I'll be tracking the stretching sessions using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) with extra accountability done here. Grading: A for 100 g of protein 6 to 7 times a week - 25 exp ( 2 Con 1 Wis) B for 100 g of protein 4 to 5 times a week - 20 exp ( 2 Con ) C for 100 g of protein 2 to 3 times a week - 15 exp ( 1 Con ) F for all else Griffith has dreams, ambitions...and let one year with a bad day lead to a pretty horrific decision... Details: Oh man...oh Griffith...you're a real piece of work. Turning from one of the coolest characters into one of the most shittiest assholes over the course of one ruthless, hateful decision. To be fair to him, he had a bad year. He was tortured for a year, left disabled and unable to fight or even speak and after being united with his friends and comrades, realized he had just become a burden. That sucks. Really, really sucks. I am not gonna be like Griffith and just hole up into myself, making horrible choices. I had a pretty shitty 2016. I have some healing to do. And while I have done a pretty good job so far, I need to stop putting off getting some grief counseling. Not sure what yet, nor when, but I need to get some grief counseling of some kind. Maybe to let it all out, maybe to hep make a plan, I'm not sure, but something could still help me get a handle on this loss a little more. Contingencies: None; I need to not put it off.Tracking: Tracking to be done here and I'll need to use this thread to do some research and let ya'll know how I'm doing so far.Grading: A for one group or individual grief counseling session this challenge - 15 exp ( 2 Wis 1 Cha ) F for all else Puck is real are so are demons, other elves, and magic in the Berserkverse! Details: Puck is the resident light in the darkness known as the Berserkverse. He provides the comedy relief and much needed lightness for the series as well as proof that there are supernatural happenings afoot. He is an elf that is visible to all but the blind and tries his best to support Guts and his crew. Due to his supernatural, magical nature, he best represents my art quest! Same old here; painting and art for 30 minutes a day, most days of the week! Contingencies: The usual! Friends being in town, going on possible trips else where, etc. Need to focus on painting! Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I shall use those and this thread to keep track. Grading: A for Arting (model painting mostly) at least 30 minutes 4 to 5 days a week - 20 exp ( 2 Wis 1 Cha )B for Arting (model painting mostly) at least 30 minutes 2 to 3 days a week - 15 exp ( 1 Wis 1 Cha) F for all else The quests are set! I should be honest and have some stats posted for the new year! They...ugh...won't be great, but here they are!! Starting Measurements: Date: 01/05/2017 @ 7:30 am Weight: 161 ***Body Fat***: 26 Waist: 26 Waist @ Navel: 28 Hips: 40 Neck: 12.5 Chest: 34 Left Bicep: 11 Right Thigh: 19.5 Wrist: 5.5 Forearm: 9 Ughhhh...I know these are looking great, but hey! Cut me some slack :P. I'm getting back into things and I'm already feeling more trim and also feeling better! Hurray! Let's get this challenge going! Time to fight against the Dark Ages and kick ass Berserk style! WOO!!
  4. It still feels like everything is moving so fast! Hard to keep up with making my challenges! However I am doing my best to kickass and bring myself into good habits, good routines and of course, good on leveling up! NOTHING CAN'T STOP THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF UNSTOPPABLE AWESOMENESS THAT I AM!!! I began studying in the way of awesome heroics over a year and a half ago and introduce myself to my class in From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel! Not only that, but I often keep detailed reports and status on the villains that plague my journey to fitness and my progress towards becoming a professional hero in BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards Feline Greatness. The latest battle I have faced was challenging and filled with foes that dare stand in the path of justice, a battle that I have titled BlackTezca's 13th Trial: An Artsy Geeky Amazon PUNCHES THIS CHALLENGE IN THE FACE!!!! And I have kicked that challenge in the ass and now have moved forward and his the next level of PLUS ULTRA in my very Hero Academia challenge!! As you may have guessed (or bit smacked in the face with), I have chosen My Hero Academia as the theme of the challenge! I know there have been a bit of a deluge of super hero shows and movies, but I can never get really burnt out or tired of it due to the love I have for such genres and topics. While One Punch Man is a bit of a loving parody and homage to the all powerful hero, it's clear that the world is mostly inhabited with normal human beings and a very special few with powers (or money) go through a intense process to become a pro. Hero Academia has a major difference; everyone else has some kind of powers. Instead of mutants being rare, being quirkless is a rarity, not just a rarity, but also seen as a disability. Sure, to be a pro hero, you need to have dedication and somewhat useful powers (as well as wanting to be a hero and the best heroes tend to have the best powers), but everyone has powers. Everyone can become a hero with enough dedication...unless you're quirkless. Not that it would stop Batman. Or the main hero, Izuku Midoriya, who doesn't have money and a name as an advantage. He has everything else, dedication, intelligence and the most important trait of being hero...the one thing all the best heroes, that the BEST hero, All Might has... His first instinct is to help. Even if it terrifies him, if someone is in trouble, he can't just sit there. He runs into danger, even knowing that it could kill or injure him. That is one of the first lessons of Hero Academia; true heroes have the innate need to help. Which I think is very important for all of us. If I have the will, the need, to succeed, to level up, to follow my main quest; then I can achieve it, no matter what the odds. And we all know what my main quest is... My Main Quest to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman Now that we have the introduction out of the way, let go to the quests! Each one inspired by the awesome characters in My Hero Academia and cover more smaller things I need to build up on in my life! Izuku Midoriya has the dedication study AND work out to be a hero! Details: Keeping things simple here! Izuku had a to pretty much transform his buddy to handle heroics as well as a very awesome gift. My body is transforming, but for different reasons and having a lot of workouts is getting tough again. However, I want to stay with good habits, so I'm just gonna make sure to get 4 to 5 days of workouts in! Similar to a previous challenge, but also making sure I don't go over FIVE days of workouts cause recovery time is now...very, very important. Contingencies: Sickness and travel pretty much. However considering the flexibility here, I should be able to do something! Walking, yoga, etc! Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated as well. Grading: A for working out 4 to 5 times a week (ONLY) - 25 pts ( 2 Sta 2 Dex 2 Str ) B for working out 2 to 3 times a week - 20 pts ( 1 Sta 1 Dex 2 Str ) F for all else Ochako Uraraka needs to stay down to Earth Details: A adorable student hero who easily becomes Izuku friend (and love interest), Ochako has the power to alter her own gravity as well as that of objects or other people. She is kind-hearted, sweet, and becomes a hero to not only do good, but also support her family and not end up in the same career and culture they are in. I have done that as well, but would like to come back to my roots a bit using DuoLingo to practice Spanish just a little bit a day. Contingencies: None really. Just need internet!Tracking: Tracking to be done here and on the DuoLingo app!Grading: A for 10 minutes (about 2 lessons) for 25 to 28 days - 20 exp ( 1 Wis 2 Cha )B for 10 minutes (about 2 lessons) for 22 to 24 days - 15 exp ( 2 Cha ) C for 10 minutes (about 2 lessons) for 19 to 21 days - 10 exp ( 1 Cha ) F for all else All Might is the BEST HERO THERE IS...and needs to take better care of himself! Details: All Might is...awesome. He is the best. What I love about him is that he is essentially the CLASSIC western super hero. All Might is Golden Age Superman, Captain America, those strictly good heroes with awesome powers from my fathers' or even grandfathers' youth. He truly has a heart of gold and well deserves the title of the TOP hero. EVER. Unfortunately, a horrible battle with a villain has left him with a severe condition that he has yet to fully accept, causing him to push his body to PLUS ULTRA levels and beyond when he shouldn't. Though this could be switch with Izuku quest, since All Might is focusing on what to do best for myself, I'm using this quest as a reminder to take some very important vitamins to keep myself and the clone healthy and not to forget. Or else I may face a severe condition (or not...just craving a ton of calcium). I need to keep up my Calcium and Pre-natal vitamin intake! Contingencies: Well...I need to refill the prescription as well as make sure I bring vitamins on trips so I don't forget them.Tracking: Tracking to be done here pretty much and MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) using the notes sectionGrading: A for Calcium + Prenatal for 25 to 28 days - 20 exp ( 3 Con )B for Calcium + Prenatal for 22 to 24 days - 15 exp ( 2 Con ) C for Calcium + Prenatal for 19 to 21 days - 10 exp ( 1 Con ) F for all else Katsuki Bakugō really needs to think outside of the box and be more chill Details: Bakugo is in fact a talented young man with an impressive quirk. He is dedicated to his ambition and wants to be the best. Not only but he does work towards it; get the best grades to go to the best school and train under the best teachers to become the best. He has one tiny teeny problem...he's a raging asshole. The issue is that while I firmly believe ambition is not evil, he also believes he is the best. Being told by teachers, friends, parents how awesome he is. It gave him blinders to his flaws. Luckily for him is that one he realized that no, no no, he's not the best (yet) and really needs to stop raging and calm down, is when he finally starts to act like the hero he desperately wants to be. How he ties to this quest is loosely, but one of things I have been noting is the putting of something to barely spend time on something else, even though I find both relaxing. I am talented in the skill in a few ways but I am also letting rot a bit. Also my hubs has been poking and prodding me to get to doing some model painting and I desperately want to do art as well. So Bakugo, as unlikely as he is, is my art quest! Contingencies: The usual! Friends being in town, going on possible trips else where, etc. Need to focus on painting! Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I shall use those and this thread to keep track. Grading: A for Arting (model painting mostly) at least 30 minutes 4 to 5 days a week - 20 exp ( 2 Wis 1 Cha )B for Arting (model painting mostly) at least 30 minutes 2 to 3 days a week - 15 exp ( 1 Wis 1 Cha) F for all else Tenya Iida is the ever vigilant, ever studious, ever dependable hero! Details: Though it's Fall now, there is still always time to clean and do chores!...Ugh. However, Iida is an awesome student hero who's a stickler for rules and because of that and his speed, is the one of the most dependable in a sticky situation. Since the clone will be arriving sometime, I think it times to build good house chore habits. Nothing too long and nothing too hard, just doing one chore, five days a week. Cleaning after animals, vacuuming, dishes, and taking out trash all count! And I'm giving myself two days of a break a week! Still this must be done! Contingencies: Nothing really except for when I am not home. So I'll have to give allowances for any trips that take more than 2 days.Tracking: Tracking to be done here pretty much! Unless there is a cool other app for chores Grading: A for one chore 5 to 7 days a week - 15 exp ( 1 Wis 1 Sta )B for one chore 3 to 4 days a week - 10 exp ( 1 Wis ) F for all else That is it for the quest! Now time for a super embarassing awesome gif photo of my growing symbiotic lifeform muscles!! Holy crap this was a large file so I had to put it up elsewhere to link it for this challenge!! Oh man the clone habitat has grown! But my arms are looking good :D. The stage is set! The photos are up and now its' time to become a hero! Or at least do things I should be doing more of and leveling up my life!! I hope ya'll have as much with your challenges as I hope to have with this one! Go become heroes everyone!! PLUS ULTRA!!! *** ***Awesome Summaries Index*** Week 1 Summary Week 2 Summary Week 3 Summary Week 4 Summary Challenge Summary
  5. I'm BACK BITCHES! I had to take a bit of a break. See a lot of stuff was going on with work has I have whined about before and as some of you may know, I have been hit with major fatigue and continuous low-level nausea due to the success of the cloning project! The experiment was a success!! Which presented itself with its' own challenges. Now that I am adjusted I am also ready to go on my own adventure! I started out from humble roots in my introduction From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel!, did a few side quests and explored some back alleys in BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards Feline Greatness and have completed one major quest in BlackTezca's 11th Trial: An Artsy Geeky Amazon becomes a Badass Retro Agent of the SSR! only to get lost in a sprawling dungeon during BlackTezca's 12th Trial: An Artsy Geeky Amazon Brings Destruction to the Silver Millennium so it can be Reborn Anew. That just means it's time to come back stronger than ever. Especially now that there is another person residing inside me! Hopefully not like that! Though I have been going through a lot changes, especially physically, my goals have not changed. I want to get back into the swing of things in order aim for my main quest as well as be a good role model for the future clone! This challenge is not only to help me come back and respawning back into my usual awesome crazy self that will be responsible for raising someone even more AWESOME than me! This challenge is to help me onward to my main quest...and we all know which quest that is... My Main Quest to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman Now lets' introduce ourselves to the inspiration for this month! I'm sure some of you have heard of undertale and also heard of the awesome story, characters in the game! What else is awesome is the FANTASTIC music which you will be hearing a lot of this month! I may even have the weekly summaries and start and end on an awesome song! Before we get into that, I did mention some awesome characters so here they are!! Undyne is on a strict regime of suplexing boulders. Details: Undyne is a badass. She is strong, buff, a good fighter and hilarious. Essentially is the ultimate anime hero. I'd like to be more like her and while I'm no where near suplexing boulder levels and I'm taking it easier than usually do, I still need to keep up a good habit of working out! Maybe not as much as previously, but enough to get buff and strong like my awesome Undyne!! Contingencies: Sickness and travel pretty much. However considering the flexibility here, I should be able to do something! Walking, yoga, etc! Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated as well. Grading: A for Working out for at least 30 minutes 3 to 4 days a week ( 25 pt - 2 Sta 2 Str 1 Dex) B for Working out for at least 30 minutes 2 days a week( 20 pts - 1 Sta 2 Str 1 Dex) F for all else Papyrus wants to become a member of the Royal Guard! Details: Simple quest with a simple goal: get my ass back to Easton. Been gone out of there for too long. I'd like to go there at least once a week. Hopefully more. Problem is that they have cancelled morning classes...Still should be able to make kickboxing in the afternoons and Muay Thai sometime! Contingencies: Sickness, vacation and any nausea from clone habitat building. Should be all right though! We'll see! Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated as well. Grading: A for Kickboxing/Muay Thai once a week! ( 10 pt - 1 Dex) F for all else Alphys is keep strict records of her success...and her failures Details: Hey you know what I have not been doing as well? Tracking. I have not been tracking my food intake. At all. Lets' get back into the habit. Seriously. I'm not gonna be too hard on what I eat, but I know if I track it'll also help me make healthier decisions since I have been admittedly giving no fucks with food. So...I need to give a few more fucks. I shall find the fucks I need to give. Contingencies: Phone does like my myfitnesspal anymore. However, I can still track with a tablet and my computer. As well trust my trust memory!Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated as well (with total calories and some food descriptions. Good and bad).Grading: A tracking 25 to 28 days - 25 exp ( 2 Wis 1 Con )B tracking 22 to 24 days - 20 exp ( 1 Wis 1 Con ) C tracking 20 to 22 days - 15 exp ( 1 Wis ) F for all else Sans maybe lazy, but if you're on the wrong path you're gonna have a bad time... Details: SLEEP CHALLENGE! AND WAKE UP CHALLENGE!!! I need to make sure I get plenty of sleepy ( at least 7 hours) and I also need to get up when my alarm tells me too! Contingencies: Mostly caring about weekdays and non vacation days here.Tracking: Fitbit keeps me honest and I shall track here!Grading: A for good sleep and waking up 15 to 17 days of challenge - 20 exp ( 1 Wis 2 Con )B for good sleep and waking up 13 to 14 days of challenge - 15 exp ( 2 Con ) C for good sleep and waking up 12 days of challenge - 10 exp ( 1 Con ) F for all else Mettaton EX is gonna bring back some GLAMOR into my life! Details: Mettaton is fabulous. My art is also...well...I guess decent enough! I need to get back into drawing! Sketching, model painting, coloring, etc counts here! Just need to keep up my habit again! Contingencies: Busy weeks and weekends and vacation need week. However I have been making time for both model painting and my drawing so this should not be an issue :D.Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I shall use those and this thread to keep track. Grading: A for at least 30 minutes 4 to 5 days a week - 20 exp ( 2 Wis 1 Cha )B for at least 30 minutes 2 to 3 days a week - 15 exp ( 1 Wis 1 Cha) F for all else Now my challenge is all set! Usually I do measurements but...uhmmm that won't be realistic for long. However, I will keep taking fitness photos, mostly gauge the return of DEM GAINZ but also to see how the habitat is progressing. It's a silly thing yeah but hey at least it keeps up the photo measuring habit. As you can see there is a small progression already! I won't be shirtless for long but I kinda like the idea of comparing myself challenge to challenge, even during this time. In any case... The stage is set! The challenge is ready! My sleepy goober face is up there! We are ready to go!!! LET'S DO THIS!!! Shall I show mercy...? Or shall I...FIGHT?!! Told you the music is awesome!!!
  6. CHOO CHOO HERETICS!!! I have not finished my last challenge, but ya'll know I am not one for rules! I am BlackTezca, returning once again, but this time I may not your browsers with gifs! This time I'll just use memes to entertain! Not only will this thread entertain you, but you also have enjoyed my DYNAMIC ENTRY with journey From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel!, checked out whatever draft insanity and nonchallenge silliness I have with my battelog BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards Feline Greatness and soon I will also win my latest war BlackTezca's 9th Trial: An Artsy Geeky Amazon Battles Against Curses and Keeps Hope Alive! War is a big THEME here I have chosen, since most you know may know that I have been chosen by the Ethereal Caste to join our technologically advance Tau brothers to battle for the Greater Good against those who would oppose our Grandest of Grand Destinies! I have been transported into the 41st millennium to fight against the forces of Chaos, the bloody bastard Orks, the insect gluttonous Tyrannids, the racist and down primitive Imperium of Man, the almost facing copyright lawsuit undead robot assholes Necrons, and the stuck up, snobby, should've died out long again Eldar. These are my enemies and I will win! Even if we Tau haven't gotten our melee game down... This time, I am taking a bit of a break from planning out my novel, The Primal Soldiers, but I am still going to tackle on my artwork for the story and finish my profile image. Not only that. but we Tau are lacking in melee and need to work on getting up close and personal with our strikes. I shall relieve myself of stress by becoming more mindful as well as cleanse myself of impurities for The Greater Good. As well work on my taxes, because War costs money! All this is to help me master my most meaningful and ever lasting quest...my MAIN quest... My Main Quest is to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman These challenges have been short and compact thanks to the length. Though I am Tau, I have realized that WE are not racist, fanatical crazies and the other races have beautiful they can offer for The Greater Good. They may not see it, but we Tau clearly do and thus I have taken inspiration from these people in order to further improve myself and my armies to expand our glorious Empire. Perhaps then they will accept our generous offer for them to join us and take on our philosophy for The Greater Good. If not, we shall shoot them dead. But that's another fight . Orks - Muay Thai to prepare for WAAAAAAAAGH!!!! Details: Orks love to fight the biggest and baddest fighta's all around. These cockney green bitches love getting into a rumble and I enjoy it too. Thus I shall go to Kickboxing or Muay Thai at Easton at least twice a week this time. Aim for Muay Thai but count Kickboxing as well. Contingencies: Shouldn't be an issue; I have a lot of options for times, though if something comes up, I can substitute a cardio kickboxing instead of going to Easton. Let's pump myself up and keep up this habit! Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca and this lovely thread will be updated as well. Grading: A for Kickboxing/Muay Thai Workouts three a week ( 25 pt - 2 Dex 1 Sta 1 Str ) B for Kickboxing/Muay Thai Workouts twice a week ( 20 pts - 1 Dex 1 Sta ) C for Kickboxing/Muay Thai Workouts once a week ( 15 pts - 1 Dex ) F for all else Adeptus Soritas - Keep your Faith and Be Mindful. Do not be clouded by fear. Details: Though closely related to another group down below, the Adeptus Soritas, or Sisters of Battle, are loyal to only one being; The God Emperor. Their faith is so strong that they have no periods of doubt, even in the bloodies of war. These women are a force to be reckoned with and will cleanse any doubt (or heathen Xenos) with fire. I want to practice a bit of mindfulness myself. Not meditation per say, but to do a short exercise to help ease my head and stress. For this I shall use this list of mindfulness exercise a few times a week. I may also do some yoga just to help relax as a substitute. Contingencies: No contingencies. Just need to remember to do at least one mindfulness exercise, especially when feeling stressed. Tracking: I'll be tracking by updating this thread at least five times daily. Grading: A for Stress-relieving mindfulness 4 to 5 times a week ( 20 pt - 2 Cha 1 Con ) B for Stress-relieving mindfulness 2 to 3 times a week ( 15 pts - 1 Cha ) F for all else Tau - Less Drinking For the Greater Good Details: We Tau believe in doing the best for 'The Greater Good' or the best for everyone (that's Tau or accepts Tau philosophy. We are not racists). We are a society that treasures the whole over the individual and this successful motto turned then from a race of hunters and gatherers to a small but growing technological super power. Therefore I will face my hardest challenge: I will limit myself to two drinks a week with only ONE cheat day. Anytime I drink more than two drinks a week, I will do ten burpees per extra drink or knock off the grade. This is March. This sucks. Contingencies: Either I can drink during the final ski trip of the season or if Brent and I do the big Collaboration Beer Festival. That's it. Only one of those can be a cheat day. Tracking: I will be tracking using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca and this lovely thread will be updated as well. Grading: A for only two drinks a week + burpee penalties for extra drinks ( 20 pt - 2 Con 1 Wis ) B for only three drinks a week + burpee penalties for extra drinks ( 15 pts - 2 Con ) C foronly four drinks a week + burpree penalties for extra drinks ( 10 pts - 1 Con ) F for all else Harlequins - Everything for the Art Details: A once proud and powerful race, the Eldar are now a endangered, fragmented, broken species. The birth of 'She Who Thirsts' destroyed all the Old Gods...but one. Cegorach, the Trickster God, laughed his ass out of dodge and is the last remaining Old God, and his cast of players, the Harlequins, remain to continue the old Eldar traditions and perfect the Art of Death. So I shall do the same (except...without the death part) and just work on my art now, with some focus on character portraits for the people in my story. Wanted to take a little bit of a planning break to just do various pieces of art. Contingencies: Final ski trip and some busy weekends my hamper this but not too much. Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I shall use those and this thread to keep track. Grading: A for at least 30 minutes 4 to 5 days a week - 25 exp ( 2 Wis 2 Cha ) B for at least 30 minutes 2 to 3 days a week - 20 exp (1 Wis 1 Cha) F for all else The Inquisition - Pay your Debt to the Emperor Details: The Inquisition are racist and fanatical enforcers of the imperium. Anything that is deemed heretical means certain death...or worse...and IT'S TAX SEASON AND I HAVEN'T DONE MY TAXES YET AND I NEED A REMINDER TO DO THEM!!! Contingencies: None! It's TAX SEASON! Tracking: This thread! DID I DO THE DAMN THING YET?! Grading: A for Taxes completed! ( 10 exp - 1 Wis ) F for all else (and the IRS/Inquisition will come and claim Exterminatus on my home, my family, my cow, etc) This challenge has taken shape! I have all that I need to fully succeed! Here are my measurements, apparently required from the Water Caste to use in our motivational speeches when it's time to fight! Starting Measurements: Date: 02/28/2016 @ 10:30 am Weight: 130.2 ***Body Fat***: 22% Waist: 23 Waist @ Navel: 24 Hips: 34.5 Neck: 12 Chest: 32 Left Bicep: 11 Right Thigh: 16 Wrist: 5.5 Forearm: 9 Ooof. Definitely need to drink less for the greater good! Been a little too loose with my diet and it shows in these measurements! Nothing that can't be fixed though! The future is grim, the future is dark, the future is GRIM DARK! There is always endless fighting. But victory is around the horizon and the forces of chaos will be driven back so there can be...further war with other factions because that is the Warhammer 40k Universe! I have chosen my quests for true victory! FOR THE GREATER GOOD I WILL SHOOT AND BLAST THIS CHALLENGE OUT OF MY WAY TO FURTHER OUR CONQUEST OF THE GALAXY!!! THIS MEANS WAR(hammer 40k). LET'S KICK ASS!!!!
  7. GUESS WHO'S BACK! Back to the Monks for a brand new year! W00t! You awesome Martial Warriors remember me as BlackTezca and you may also remember me as a gif-crazy-make-your-browsers-crash-artistic-nutsy-code-MONKey! I have started out my journey in Nerdfitness in my introductory post From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel!, outlined last years daily struggles in BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards Feline Greatness and had my final, most violent, uber challenge of 2015 known as BlackTezcas' 7th Trial: An Artsy, Geeky Amazon Pumps Up! Now this time I am here with a new inspiration! I want to take on this new challenge, this quicker, fast-paced challenge with the lackadaisical care and ease as the best of the best heroes. A hero who is heroic as a hobby! Which mean that things are fun while adding strength, dexterity, stamina, and all that jazz! I want to ONE PUNCH the crap out of this challenge and begin this brand new year with ultimate power! Thus the theme of this challenge shall be... Watch this show... Not only do I have a theme that is meant to decimate, I am returning to my Monk folks in order to enhance the foundation I have laid out last year and become the amazon hero I was meant to be. I have started out kickboxing which helps with my conditioning and technique and now I want to further my knowledge of Muay Thai beyond the bag and into the (light) sparring ring! I want to work with partners to learn clinching, practice footwork, and (lightly) punch them . Also, Considering it was just the holidays, I want to have my diet strengthened further, as well as get back to enhancing my core and agility. Not only that, but I also need to get my act back together for my art and even add on my novel planning for that! This is needed to enhance my mental agility as well! All this is needed in order to continue my main quest (may change when it comes to tying in Character Creation): My Main Quest is to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman I have worked out and lined up my quests and though the format is shorter, I am still gonna tackle my challenge format as I have had before! I really have been working on the challenge format as well through out last year and while the character creation may impact this challenge, it shouldn't impact what I have laid out here. I'm gonna be interested in how to add this as a 'quest' for the character as well as what kind of background I'll give her. Also will give me some ideas for art! Without further delay, here are the first quests of 2016!! Bang Silverfang: Muay Thai Sessions for finesse and technique application Details: I have just started going to Muay Thai classes with Easton to add with my kickboxing classes. Kickboxing is about learning techniques and conditioning, while Muay Thai is about finesse and working with partners in order to practice techniques learned in kickboxing along with gaining advanced knowledge. They also include sparring drills, which are ton of fun. I want to solidify this class as part of my full training and thus I needed to come to Muay Thai at least once a week this challenge. Contingencies: Weather may prevent me from getting to class. In this case, I need to consider and acceptable substitute. Sometimes, the coaches would change up the kickboxing class to be more of a partner/Muy Thai class, so I should be able to count those here as well. Tracking: I'll be tracking the Muay Thai sessions using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) with the workout listed as 'Judo, Kickboxing, Martial Arts' for this thread. This thread will also be updated with details of the class. Grading: A for Muay Thai at least 4 times this challenge - 20 exp ( 2 Dex 2 Sta) B for Muay Thai at least 3 times this challenge - 15 exp ( 2 Dex 1 Sta ) C for Muay Thai at least 2 times this challenge - 10 exp ( 2 Dex ) F for all else Genos: Handstand practice for added core stability and diligence Details: I need to get back in the saddle for handstand practice since I have yet to actually reach the handstand last time! Thus time to get back into gear and make this a habit so I can finally each this goal in 2016! Contingencies: None for here. I can strengthen my wrists if I need to do that instead and this is a low impact practice. Tracking: I'll be tracking the handstand practice using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) with the workout listed as 'Calisthenics- Light/Moderate' for this thread. This thread will also be updated with details of the practice. Grading: A for Handstand Practice at least 5 to 6 a week - 20 exp ( 1 Dex 2 Str ) B for Handstand Practice at least 3 to 4 a week - 15 exp ( 2 Str ) C for Handstand Practice at least 2 a week - 10 exp ( 1 Str ) F for all else Saitama: 100 gram of protein for an undefeatable hero! Details: I have been okay with upping my protein and have noticed that for the most part, I can hit 100 g of protein. So let's make this a challenge! Let's make sure I consistently hit that protein goal and really fuel my muscles as much as I can. Since its' still winter, I'm not limiting my carbs just yet, but that will be coming up as an idea for Spring. For now, let's EAT ALL THE MEAT!! (and eggs...and yogurt...) Contingencies: None. I should be able to stuff my face with yogurt and protein bars if I need to and while I don't want to go over my calories too much, I'm NOT cutting. Thus the daily amount should not scare me. I need the protein, I need that fuel! Tracking: I'll be tracking the stretching sessions using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) with extra accountability done here. Grading: A for 100 g of protein 6 to 7 times a week - 25 exp ( 2 Con 1 Wis) B for 100 g of protein 4 to 5 times a week - 20 exp ( 2 Con ) C for 100 g of protein 2 to 3 times a week - 15 exp ( 1 Con ) F for all else Tastumaki aka Terrible Tornado: An Esper uses her mind for power...Empower my mind Details: So as I have planned and mentioned last challenge, I want to start a novel for next year! Though I aim for writing it during NaNoWriMo, I do want to start planning it out using the snow flake method (planning on getting to step 5 here depending). I also have character portraits to draw and will use this novel for inspiration! Here are my character portraits to do: Theresa (done but have a chibi fun image being worked on)Connor (second protagonist)Human 'cattle' escapee who like an older brother figure to the macguffinThe magcuffin character. May hold cure for 'vampirism'Extra Credit: character portraits for Starpuck and Mrs Feanor peeps.Let's hope I get far...without stressing out! Contingencies: I won't be able to keep track of this too much when I'm on ski trips. But while I'm not drawing those trips, I can brainstorm my novel and send ideas to myself through email, or save it on a google doc. Thus still adhering to this quest! Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have a DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I shall use those and this thread to keep track. I shall also post up WIPs of my work on this thread and I will also count ideas and brainstorming I come up with during my daily status. So ya'll will be here to listen to my ramblings! Grading: A for at least 30 minutes 4 to 5 days a week - 25 exp ( 2 Wis 2 Cha ) B for at least 30 minutes 2 to 3 days a week - 15 exp ( 1 Wis 1 Cha ) F for all else Bonus Quest- Speed O Sonic: FASTER FASTER DOWN THE MOUNTAIN!!! Details: It's ski season!! W00t! Time to work on my speed, making cleaner turns, stopping more quickly, and just getting braver on the slopes! This is a seasonal quest and I want to track and reward my efforts for these excursions! Also, gives me a fun fifth quest too! Contingencies: I have rented the places, booked hotels, but sickness is always a possibility. Thus why this is a bonus! I rather be healthy enough to make it down the blue (or even black) runs, then sick and hurt myself. Tracking: I'll be tracking the skiing funtimes using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) with the workout listed as 'Downhill Skiing' for this thread. I'll also, of course, be updating this thread with details of my adventures! Grading: A for Skiing this challenge! - 10 exp ( 1 Sta) F for all else This may look like a lot for the first challenge of the year but at the same time, considering all my quests are in chunks (except for the skiing one which is mostly for funsies) this shouldn't be too bad! Maybe not one punchable, but surely worthy of an S-class hero such as myself! Here are some starting fitness measurements: Starting Measurements: Date: 01/04/2015 @ 6:20 am Weight: 129 ***Body Fat***: 21% Waist: 23 Waist @ Navel: 23.5 Hips: 34.5 Neck: 12 Chest: 32 Left Bicep: 10.5 Right Thigh: 16 Wrist: 5.5 Forearm: 8.5 I'm really looking forward to a new year with my Nerdfitness peeps and to check out all the changes that have added to the rebellion! This may look tough, however, challenges are suppose to be tough in order to be fun and make sure we keep pushing out limits. Not everything can be so easy! Let's go my fellow Monk folks and KICK SOME ASS!!! Let's become... ULTIMATE HEROES!!! (That hopefully won't get bored by being ultimate heroes...)
  8. Okay, it's been a rough week and I've been staring at this for a while now. If there hadn't been a house guest in the beginning of the week, I probably wouldn't have been in as much of a funk. For anyone who's interested, RP is a terrible house guest. * But enough of that. It's challenge time. I'm going back to some deeply held loves. Things that are simple and elemental in the joy that they bring to me. My basics, if you will. See what I did there? I'm bringing it back. He-Man Hello, body-image. You're terrible. He-Man, for reference, looks like this: How I see myself is like this: As with most things, reality is somewhere in between. I'ma hide this so people don't have to look. Not a particularly flattering light or angle, but you get the picture. I don't want to feel like I'm the Blerch. And I also acknowledge that He-Man (and basically all popular media images) are entirely unrealistic goals to strive for. To combat this, I'm going to aspire to the attitude of He-Man and try to achieve at least a semblance of the Most Powerful Man in the Universe. My wife and I have re-committed to going to the gym together. Barbell exercises are something we both enjoy and we can push each other to go. So I'll be restarting myself at empty bar for Stronglifts 5x5, for the umpteenth time, but this time with the mindful attitude that I want it and I need to work for it. Stronglifts 3x per week. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles No one should be surprised by this. My art will continue to be my focus and there is always more for me to do. This time around, I get to fully embrace being a 2nd degree black belt and see where this new chapter of my journey will take me. Same as always, I go to two classes a week. This one is unlikely to change until I open my own school. Hapkido 2x per week. The Muppet Show Bet no one was expecting this, eh? This might be dating myself considerably, but I grew up watching the Muppet Show. It is simply the best. In every episode, Kermit the Frog is trying to put on his variety show. In every episode, guests go crazy, the acts go wrong and the audience gets wacky. But you know what? In every episode, the show goes on. Why is that? Because the show must go on. There's a theme in my life where lots of things derail me. And when that happens, I stop eating. I let the circumstances of my life dictate my actions. I must be like Kermit. He flips out. He yells. He screams. He flails his arms wildly. But the show must go on. Always. Eat 3 meals a day, every day. Astroboy How many of you know the story of Astroboy? In the pilot episode, the great roboticist Dr Tenma ignored and neglected his son such that he died in a car accident. Overcome with grief, he built the most powerful android ever and made it look like his deceased son, intending to have the robot replace him. Then he ignored and neglected the robot. Astroboy is fundamentally a tragic character both from the circumstances of his creation and also in the treatment by his creator. However, throughout the many challenges in his life, dealing with hate and fear from those who don't understand him, he is essentially a hopeful character. He sees the worst and chooses to be better. Stress has a tendency to make my depression significantly worse. By some bizarre twist of fate, I have no additional stressors in my life. I have no impending international visitors. The wiring in my house is done. My wife's insane program that has made the past year hell is over. All that I have left is to manage my home, continue my job search and generally keep my head above water. That's a lovely sentiment, but we love measurable things here at Nerd Fitness. I've made daily affirmation type of goals before and they have gone poorly. However, in the past, I've had all of those stressors I talked about. I'm going to shoot for a more realistic number. Post happy thoughts on my thread 3x per week. *RP is not actually a terrible house guest and my wife informs me that he's nice to have around.
  9. WHAT IS UP YOU PIGS IN HUMAN CLOTH- I mean MY NERD FITNESS PEEPS!!! GUESS WHO'S BACK!!! ALREADY!!! Man! Already new challenge forums?! You guys don't mess around! But enough bitching and SHIT! let's get this party started! As some of you may know, I'm BlackTezca, a generally loud, gif addicted, game addicted, movie addicted, etc-addicted big old NERD, who decided to join up here and revamp my health a bit with the help of YOU GUYS!! Just in case you forgot (like I'll let you), you'll also remember me from such topics like From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel!, BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards Feline Greatness, and my latest hit BlackTezcas' 2nd Trial: An Artsy, Geeky Amazon Must be Strong and with no Back Pain! All of these topics are to lead to one thing...my one main quest... My Main Quest is to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman is here to stay...) Despite some burnout on my last challenge, and a ski trip that I was not super careful with my vegetables on, I managed to push through and Ace it! I will admit, I am a little lost in this challenge...because..uhmm...I haven't put much thought into my quests... But have no fear! I understand that while challenges are meant to push us, they are also meant to be modified and evolve as life changes! So I do have some side quests planned out, especially one that is meant to finally, finally push me to find a Martial Art studio to sign up and participate! So expect some edits as I figure things out, but without further ado...HERE ARE MY QUESTS!!! Side Quest 1:Once a week, do a SUPER EPIC WORKOUT! Details: FitnessBlender has what they call '1000 Calorie workouts'. They don't burn 1000 calories for me generally, so I call them EPIC workouts since they contain at least 25 minutes of cardio (mostly HIIT and something else fast paced), a shorter ab/core component, and strength training and conditioning as well. The shortest one (the one I linked) is 64 minutes...the rest go more than 80 minutes. Well chumps...I'm gonna kick this quest in the ass!!! Contingencies: There shouldn't be any contingencies! I should be able to fit in this workout, especially over the weekend. Tracking: I'll be tracking using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated. Grading: A for 5 to 6 SUPER EPIC WORKOUTS ( 3 Str 2 Sta ) B for 3 to 4 SUPER EPIC WORKOUTS ( 2 Str 1 Sta ) C for 2 SUPER EPIC WORKOUTS ( 2 Str ) F for all else Side Quest 2: Try out a martial art once a week until one is found by the end of this challenge. If one is found before the end of the challenge, do this martial art class at least once a week. Details: Well...I'm kinda in the monks...and I've been eyeing that Krav Maga gym for a little while now. So I'm gonna check it out and hope it's reasonable in price as well as fun and practical to learn! If not, then I'll keep looking and I'll use this challenge to do so! Contingencies: $$$ is the only contingency my friends. I gave myself a B for the grade if I don't find a class by the end of this challenge, because I'm not gonna ding myself much over monetary concerns with several other things coming up during the summer. So hopefully I find something reasonable! Tracking: I'll be tracking the workout from the class using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updating this thread with the classes I tried. Grading: A for 6 classes attended/tried, Martial Art chosen ( 3 Dex 1 Wis) B for 5 classes tried/ No Martial Art chosen ( 2 Dex 1 Wis) C for 4 classes tried No Martial Art chosen ( 2 Dex ) F for all else Life Quest: (Thank you StillSkies)- Once a week, post a photo or link to at least item to add to a spring/summer wardrobe. Details: I need some cuter clothes that fit me for spring. I have plenty of winter stuff and flannel and all, but nothing cute and adorable for spring. This will force me to get some ideas. Note that I will count shopping trips for this (including if I find something at the Spring Flea event coming up next week) so yay! Contingencies: Other than money, nothing really. This should be easy and I'm pretty thrifty with clothes. Tracking: This thread only. I have a pinterest account, but I only use it really to browse. Grading: A for 5 to 6 shopping weeks of cuteness ( 2 Cha 1 Wis) B for 3 to 4 shopping weeks of cuteness ( 2 Cha ) C for 1 to 2 shopping weeks of cuteness ( 1 Cha ) F for all else Art Quest: REQUEST TIME!!! Have five requests from NerdFitness friends and draw (sketch, full painting, etc) that request! Details: I decided to take requests for this challenge! For those of you who have watched my threads as well as the accountability thread, you have some idea of my preferred subjects and capability. So send me a request (if I have questions I will PM you)! The first five (well four, starsapart requested something from me before ) who post their request in this very thread will have an art done for them, in that order! Fang and Vanille for starsapart Sailor Mars being badass (either Senshi or Miko) for shaarawy Guyver 3 for Strickland5 Anna from Frozen for stillskies Grey Jedi for KishiSo send some of those requests in people!! Contingencies: Hopefully I won't be burnt out. I'm only doing four quests this time, and no life quest, because the last time I had five with the art quest, I got really stressed out trying to finish art and keep track of things. My hope is that my making a smaller challenge this time, I can avoid burn out. If not, then I apologize for the art I make for you all being terrible Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have a DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY). I'll use those for tracking and on a weekly basis...like a weekly update or something, I'll post art on this thread. Grading: A for 5 requests drawn ( 2 Wis + 1 Cha ) B for 4 requests drawn ( 2 Wis ) C for 3 requests drawn ( 1 Wis ) F for all else All right so since this was JUST posted after I finished my last challenge, I'm just gonna copy and past my starting measurements from yesterday's post: Starting Measurements: Date: 04/02/2015 @ 9am Weight: 133.6 ***Body Fat***: 25.1 Waist: 23.5 Waist @ Navel: 25.5 Hips: 35.5 Neck: 12 Chest: 33 Left Bicep: 10.5 Right Thigh: 16.5 Wrist: 6 Forearm: 9 Yup, I'm ahead a game with this . All right so other than the third side quest I'm thinking about, this is turning out to be a decent challenge! Not to much with tracking things everyday (though I probably will to keep ya'll up to dates on workouts and good stuff), but still, I'm hoping that this will be a bit less stressful than last one and hopefully fruitful with the martial arts as well! We'll see . I'm optimistic. Let's do this rebels! Let's make sure to DON'T LOSE OUR WAY!!!!!!!
  10. Oh hai. This is my first challenge with the monks! And let me tell you, picking a guild actually gave me some serious anxiety and actually almost made me decide to skip the challenge. >.> Decisions? What are those? I’M NO GOOD AT THOSE. Ahem. MAIN QUEST: Get to my goal weight and be able to defend myself in the (unlikely) event of an attack. QUEST 1: Survive Larxene (+3 STR, +3 DEX) Whether it’s training with her as Roxas, or fighting her as Sora, Larxene is one tough cookie. And she’s fast. And probably versed in, like, the Heartless equivalent of Krav Maga. (No, seriously, you should have seen me trying to beat her the first time I played re:CoM. It was a massacre.) CHALLENGE 1: Within the first two weeks of the challenge, figure out what kind of disciplines I'm interested and request info from various dojos/clubs/gyms/whatever. PASS: Disciplines looked into, dojos/clubs/gyms/whatever info requested FAIL: Disciplines not looked into, dojos/clubs/gyms/whatever info not requested CHALLENGE 2: Once the above challenge is completed, go to classes at least once a week. A: 4+ classes attended B: 3 classes attended C: 2 classes attended QUEST 2: Help Sora Open All the Doors (+4 TBA based on classes taken) Sora and I are completionists, you see, and we know that sometimes opening a door equals finding a save spot and a treasure chest with a new card pack. And since my gym offers a bunch of classes, but the only class I ever attend is Zumba, I’m pretty much always using a Stagnant Space card. Time to use my other map cards. CHALLENGE: Attend one other class that is not Zumba once a week. If I find a class I like, then I’ll just keep going to it. If I find a class I don’t like, then I’ll try a new one the next week. A: 6 non-Zumba classes attended B: 5 non-Zumba classes attended C: 4 non-Zumba classes attended QUEST 3: Eat Seasalt Ice-Cream With Axel (+2 CON) Let’s face it, without Axel constantly shoving ice-cream in Roxas’ face, the poor Nobody wouldn’t have eaten a damn thing. And me and Roxas kind of have that in common…. CHALLENGE: Eat at least 700 calories before 5pm during the workweek. This should include breakfast, lunch, and at least one snack. A: 700 calories 5 days B: 700 calories 4 days C: 700 calories 3 days LIFE QUEST: Don’t Forget Xion and Namine (+3 WIS) Castle Oblivion kind of likes to steal everyone’s memories (for good reason), and let’s face it, Sora is kind of the black hole of hearts and memories. So, I need to sharpen my memory skills and make sure that I can get to floor 13 and remember who my somebody is. CHALLENGE 1: Take 1 practice GMAT test a week A: 6 practice tests taken B: 5 practice tests taken C: 4 practice tests taken CHALLENGE 2: Spend at least one consecutive hour a week learning Russian A: 1 hour B: :45 minutes C: :30 minutes Point breakdown: STR : 3 DEX : 3 STA : 0 CON : 2 WIS : 3 CHA : 0 4 pts tba REWARDS: A overall: Dinner at Texas de Brazil B overall: A nice new dress that fits C overall: A new pair of flats MOTIVATION: Hit that goal weight! Be awesome! Learn some zen because damn if I don’t need it. Don’t be afraid when I’m running on the streets because damn are people creepy. Before pictures: Measurements: Neck: 13.7 Chest: 38.7 Waist: 34.3 Hips: 42.2 Thigh: R: 24.7 L: 24.8 Calf: R: 16.3 L: 16.2 Bicep: R: 12.5 L: 12.4 Weight: 174 Dress/pants size: 10
  11. Intro Hey all! I'm madjoeybear and I love doing aikijiujutsu and shinkendo. I've been out of it for 6 years now though due to college and newly-arrived adulthood, and really want to get back into it. Main Quest To get my brown belt (san-kyu) Quests • Lift weights 3x/weekly for the next 5 weeks ○ +3 STR, +2 STA • Do treadmill walk/run intervals 3x/weekly for the next 5 weeks ○ +2 STA, +2 DEX • Go to classes at dojo 3/x weekly for the next 5 weeks ○ +2 DEX, +2 WIS Since all these are 3x/weekly for 5 weeks, they all have the same scoring: • A = 3x/weekly for 5 weeks or total of 15+ times • B = 2x/weekly for 5 weeks or total of 10-14 times • C = 1x/weekly for 5 weeks or total of 5-9 times • F = 0-4 times total Life Goal To level up my "Batcave" • Unclutter, purge, organize and clean ○ +1 WIS, +1 CON Motivation Want to regain any lost ground after so long away from the dojo (and show the guys what awesome looks like )
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