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  1. Hello there! Alrighty, this is my second challenge and my goals are roughly the same. I had a one week break, since I started the last challenge late. In that time, I completed one more BWW (on Tuesday) and managed to up my OHP by two reps at 25 lbs. On Thursday I wrestled instead of doing my BWW, and on Friday I got to practice trips and throws with the family. My Dad and I are going to start training sessions again, as I still have a lot to learn and improve. I plan to keep him to it. In my previous challenge I mentioned that my friend had weights and that I was going to attempt to set u
  2. This is my second challenge, and my very first with the Monks. I'll be facing this challenge AIRBENDER STYLE! "Air is the element of freedom" - Iroh #1 Meditation So meditation is really important to airbenders and I'm going to give it a go. I'm aiming for about 5 minutes a day because I've never even tried this before. If I feel like it's going well, I might try for longer but we'll see, it seems like a good starting point. Measurement: A = 42 days (every single day!) B = 4-6 times a week C = 1-3 times a week Reward: A = +3 WIS B = +2 WIS C = +1 WIS #2 Fitness I
  3. Main quest: Lose 10 cm from my waist. Mini quest 1: Consume fewer than 1500 calories (adjusted for calories burned during exercise) at least three days a week. Mini quest 2: Limit sweets, candy, or sugary drinks to three a week. Mini quest 3: Go to the gym twice a week and run, walk, do yoga, or do a bodyweight workout three times a week. Life quest: Read five books.
  4. Introducktion: This is my first challenge with the monks. I got here, because I like fencing and fire spinning and I want to try out meditation some time to improve my mind. I need to get better in focusing on the important things. My next semester starts on April 13th, too, and I want to finish some of my studying goals this time. Last semester I wasn’t prepared for all my tests and postponed some of them. This time there’ll be no excuses. My semester ends at the end of July, so there will be two challenges to get ready for mathematics and arts. So I’ll transform into one of my most
  5. Hello Monks! After taking over a year off from Nerd Fitness, I realized that I need support as I face my greatest challenge yet: the Krav Maga level 2 test. My gym takes belt tests quite seriously. I wasn't ready for the most recent test in February, but that may have been a good thing. It was five hours long and the final drill was to bear-crawl through the snow while being attacked by Disturbers. What are Disturbers you might ask? Hang tight, I'll explain in due time. Back story: You may have heard about Krav Maga. It may have been something like this: Regardless of what you
  6. ABOUT ME Apparently I've finished my recruitment, so it's time to switch "teams" and see how you guys are doing! I'm brand new on NF. Successfully completed my first challenge and even tho I'm not close to fighting I've always have a weakness for martial arts. Personally I have a Judo background, but got intrigued by MMA a few years ago. Living in Holland (yes, that's in Europe), the options of getting MMA training is limited to just a few schools, but that's all something for the future. Despite me losing quite the weight and fat in my previous challenge (due to semi-heavy training + chan
  7. Hello folks, First time out of the Recruit Forum and thought I would dip my toe into the Monk pool, test the waters. Main Quest: increase my Monk Mobility Measurement: by the end of six weeks, be able to hold a headstand in yoga for 15secs Three Goals: 1) lose another 10lbs [down to 170lbs], 2) increase my weekly yoga workouts to 1 hour daily, 3) increase shoulder and core strength so I have muscle stability. Side Quest: every week, research a different style of martial arts school offered in my community and ACTUALLY MAKE CONTACT with one of them by the end of this challenge. Brief Intro: st
  8. So before I talk about my challenge I want to ask something as a new monk. I'm still deciding my rewards for last challenge, and I need to buy training gloves and a training bag for home use. I really like these beginner gloves: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FK1HZKC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A5X6NM59UFSU8 But I'm having trouble deciding on a punching bag! I'm gonna take muay thai and maybe some BJJ classes but in the future I might try different martial arts. 1) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EZWPM2/?tag=fightasf-20 2) http://www.amazon.com/Century-Versys-Fight-S
  9. So, I stumbled in the last challenge; I aimed too high and faced (minor) injury and didn't complete any of my fitness goals. However, I did complete a life goal: I got an entry-level IT position. Over the last challenge, I was unemployed and therefore actually had gobs of time with which to go to the gym and my sword play studio. Now, however, since I am working full time (on top of a single class of graduate school), I have considerably less time. Therefore, I must use the time I have better, which is what two of the three of my goals for this challenge are. Included in the new job comes with
  10. WHAT'S UP MY NERDFITNESS PEEPS!!! BLACKTEZCA IS BACK AND ROCKING OUT WITH THE MONKS!! Man already the new forums are up! Awesome! Let's do this! I'm BlackTezca, you may remember from such topics as From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel!, BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards Feline Greatness, and my personal favorite BlackTezca's 1st Trial: Become an Artsy, Geeky Amazon. I'm continuing on my journey towards geeky, otaku, Amazon awesomeness and for this challenge (and the next since I plan ahead), I'll be with my martial art loving peeps. There won't be a whole lot of martials arts for this challe
  11. So I have been gone from actively participating in the Nerd Fitness Forums for about a year. Things got tricky with tennis elbow and life in general. Now things are on the mend and it is time to get back into the swing of things, and time to move from Adventurers to Monk. In late 2014 my wife, my son and I started doing taekwondo. So monk makes the most sense. Main Quest: Defeat the Villain Within: Loose weight and be Be healthy Following the trend of SevenFootGeek I will theme around Dungeons and Dragons, but more the 5th edition. In that version you have proficiencies that can be acquired an
  12. 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, seriousl
  13. Hi everyone! Happy New Year! This challenge is going to be SUPER SPECIFIC. After two challenges, I barely improved my push-ups. I could do 3x10 knee push-ups then, I still can't do a full push-up now (not even one, I tried xD). Sure, I do them much better now, fast and neat, I only really suffer for the last set, and I pretty much always have been skin and bones on my upper body. It's not so bad. Yet, I might be slightly annoyed. So I have only ONE goal for this challenge: do 3 full push-ups in a row. To be honest, I'll be pretty happy when I can do one. Also, my energy level is a bit
  14. Hello Monks! I recently completed my first challenge here on NF and decided to come join you all for this next one. Although I don't currently have background in ANY fighting style, that's what I'm working towards and I figured this was the best place for that! I'm still kind of a Baby Monk, but I am hoping to grow. My first challenge was focused on establishing good habits and proving to myself that I was capable of doing great things. I did pretty well (for my stated goals), but for this one, I'm increasing the difficulty and getting more specialized. Some of my missions are still Adventur
  15. Hi Monks, I'm Blair, I study Karate (Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai), and I've been getting lazy. I completed my first challenge last May and then kinda lurked away for the rest of the year. I didn't go totally off the rails, though - I still walk to work almost every weekday, I still go to my karate classes twice a week, I still do bodyweight exercises, and I even took up running and stair climbing in the summer with a group of co-workers. The problem now is, living in the frozen north, no one wants to go running and stair climbing indoors can get boring, so many of our group members bail often. B
  16. My previous challenge was indeed a challenge. Now I'm discombobulated. My self-inflicted physical and mental injuries have made me wary of what I am capable of, but the weirdest part is that I'm still going. Can chalk that up to my dragon half, I know. So here are the snippets from my previous post, here to take step 2. I don't want a lot, I just want to feel like I'm a strong woman. I want to be able to go to the beach and actually wear a bathing suit. Wear shorts and maybe a dress now and again. I want to feel like I have permission to take a run along the beach. I want to workout as I
  17. 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
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