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  1. Recap! I am down 14# ! at the end of the challenge- week 4 you can see i started to fall off... lose steam... When I stepped on the Scale and saw '-14 lb' I freaked out a bit and couldn't believe it... I had been avoiding the scale if there was not change i would feel the work was not worth it- it has been a huge boost! Plan: The next Challenge: I have found a good audiobook helps be inactive be fun and not a chore. I finished Without Remorse (Jack Ryan Universe #1) Starring John kelly. The next book is Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe #2) ( )As my loot for this 4 week challenge I am eyeing an audible subscription! Back to the next challenge: for 'level 1' the challenge was simply tracking food (RE: first NFA mission) For level 2- Because food is emotion tracking is critical to success, I will continue with log food daily. In line with NFA missions I will add ' be active' Because the core obstacle has been 'habit' the focus will be consistency over 'quality'. lay RolePlay In the last challenge I wrapped up Without Remorse and learned about John Kelly and a brief introduction to Jack Ryan- it looks like in Patriot Games we will really get to know him.... Become him As my loot from last challenge I will be getting an Audible Subscription Since tha audio book is 22 hours and 1 minute I will have a target of 20-22 Listening movement: However the Meta goal is habit... so active 2-5 times a week or daily is better. Consistency Targets Continue Food logging: 5-7 times a week A - 7 days each week B - 5+ days each week C - 20+ meals the whole challenge Listening movement: 18 - 22 hours A - Listening movement 5+ days each week B - 3 + Workouts a week Moov work out 10+ minuets NFA Body Weight Work out C - 22 hours the whole challagne OR active 5 days a week Counts active IF any apply Google Fit says 1 Hr active for the day Log 5 + min Moov Work out 1 Hour plus of Moov a Active minutes Stretch Goal NFA missions Complete 75% of tasks of points per week Streaming One YT video or Twitch stream a week Domestic One 'Wall' tasks a week or 30+ min of progress *Wall - list of home projects or improvements NF recap Continue Food logging: Log with iEatWell 5-7 times a week Tt least 1 meal a day Easy picture Rate on how balanced Shows weekly summary Contingency plan: set total number of meals range Numbers: 4 weeks * 7 days * 3 meals = 84 meals 4 weeks * 5 days * 2 meals = 20 meals Listening movement: 18 - 22 hours Tracked activity that I can listen to an audiobook doing Good: walk, jog, bike, maybe Circuit weights Other: Cardio boxing,7 min+ Numbers: 22 hours / 4 weeks = 5.5hours / week 5.5 hours / 7 days = 42 minutes per day 5.5 hours / 3 days = 1 hours 50 min (110 min) per day
  2. Rab397 - Climbing the mountain

    I was looking into Bear Grylls Survival guide for life in here he describes that any momentous challenge can be seen as climbing a mountain. You have to do it step by step, you do it in legs and with the right preperation it becomes much more easy to climb the mountain. My biggest challenge is my weight. The reason for this is in the fact that i really like food and easily forget how much calories can be inside certain food items. Leg 1 weightloss (Has to happen) In order to lose weight i have to do 2 things. 1: monitor how many calories i eat and log it in my samsung health app. 2: Stick to my samsung health app calorie recommendation. Leg 2 excercise (exceptions can be made) To assist my weightloss i will do some excercises This however is not mandatory for my weightloss. That is why it is okay if i miss a day every now and then Monday: Running Tuesday: Lifting Thursday: Lifting Friday: Running Sunday: Yoga I want to start every other day with a light body weight workout, these are mandatory. Leg 3 Community Every week i will post an update on my weightloss progress on here. I will try to update my thread every day with some king of way to keep people engaged.
  3. Seraphina Rises

    Hi, I'm Seraphina. Backstory below... I'm new to NF and I just finished my first challenge. I was so pumped to start the next one, and I just found out it doesn't start tomorrow like I thought. What is this BREAK business? I'm not taking a break from smashing my goals, so I'm here for accountability, commiseration, and camaraderie.
  4. ***Edited 18/03/14*** Hello everyone! I am Ian, and I am declaring my long term fitness plans. By the end of 2023, I want to participate in, and complete, a Spartan Sprint. I have a fair amount of obstacles to overcome before I get to the obstacles that I have to overcome! Before I break down the big goal into manageable chunks I'll post some info about myself. I'm 29, 6'1", weighing in at 308 pounds with about 21% body fat (the average for the various caliper tests I've done over the last month.) This puts my lean body mass at around 242 pounds, which is a lot to move around an obstacle race. Strength training comes far more naturally to me than endurance or conditioning, but I have time to fix that. I have been an intermittent lifter (train 4 or 5 months, get thrown a curve ball and drop it for a few more months, etc.) for a few years now. Currently I've been training since December and I Nerd Fitness in general has been good at keeping me on track. I've been doing the Tactical Barbell program for the last 5 weeks and it has been good at easing me back into strength training, though it may not be the best approach for my immediate needs. My experience in long term planning is not to set a plan in stone until you are ready to act upon it. I know what physical attributes I need to train to get to where I need to go, but I am focusing on 2018 at the moment. "Eyes on the prey, not on the horizon." This year, I am focused on the following: Dialing In My Nutrition I want to hit 17% body fat and keep it off. Cut weight for a few months, maintain that weight a few months, cut again and repeat. If you give yourself a "settling point" for your body to adjust to that new, lower weight, you're more likely to keep it off. I'm a chef, so the cooking part isn't a problem. I just need to be more consistent with meal prepping, portioning and balancing the macros. each day will be an improvement. Fix My Hands I'm getting Carpal Tunnel surgery in July. Need them in tip-top shape to keep training. Run 5 K, No Matter How Ugly Since I can't lift when I'm recovering, I might as well run. Kelly Starrett's Ready To Run and the C25K app will be my BFFs for this. Build Foundational Strength My lifts are still very novice. I want to build them up to acceptable standards before doing more varied training. Bench x0.8 bw Press x0.7 bw Squat x1 bw deadlift x1.25 bw 5 consecutive pull ups Because of the surgery this one will likely carry over to next year, which is fine. Yes, the numbers are fairly low but like I said this is the 2018 goal. Please feel free to tag along, chip in every now and again. Constructive criticism is always welcome.
  5. Jack is Back- oops John Kelly

    My Hero is Jack Ryan- I met him in Hunt for Red October. (yes I met him in the movie not the book) I did a little bit of the Tutorial quests and found out his story started in Without Remorse. A huge reason I am 'ranger' Jack is because the audio book is great to listen to while being active. I have done Huge- 'Smarter' Goals in the the past and 'burned out' To Kiss it: My '1st' challenge is 'Establish Habit' This will be accomplished by 'doing something for a month' Over this last week something has become 'Food log' with a stretch goal of 'active regularly' The Rewards for completing the challenge may be: (one of the below) 1 month Rising Heroes Phone Streaming app Reflector
  6. Take a seat, young Skywalker

    So... ...the thread to log this Padawan's workouts and progress toward the long-term fitness goals (along with weekly program changes). Long-term fitness goals 1. Be lighter (get down from 205 lbs to 170lbs) 2. Be leaner (cut that gross belly) 3. Be stronger (especially in the arms and chest) 4. Gain more sleep (at least 7 and half hours on average) 5. Gain deeper endurance (come to a point where I can do 7 pull-ups in a row and run a half-marathon) Typical workout week Sun: long run (over 10k) + strength training Mon: strength training + walking 6000+ steps Tue: active recovery day (walking 6000+ steps) Wed: HIIT/fartlek/hill running + walking Thu: strength training + walking 6000+ steps Fri: tempo run + walking (before sundown) Sat: 24-hours rest day (from sundown Fri to sundown Sat) + walking 6000+ steps after sundown Will post the first workout battle log soon. When I reach the long-term fitness goals, I will become a Jedi Knight, with a seat in the Jedi Council as a bonus (I won't complain about not being granted the rank of a Jedi Master).
  7. jcmgm Second wind

    Okay Joaquín! so here we go, challenge #2 Keeping it simple My main quest is to Get below 90kgs. (currently at 93) (or as a I think, it'll be the side effect of becoming healthier, leaner, stronger, activiti-er, happier) So I'll be doing these. Have no more than one pint of beer per week (max 4), get one fruit smoothie per week instead of the second pint (min4, no max). Do a 30 day yoga challenge (x30) Go for a walk or ride bike 30' (x30) Write one blog post everyweek (x4) Print and get several pictures mounted (that are like 30 photos: for gift, sell and for exhibition) (besides I'm doing crossfit twice a week restarting next week and playing football every monday night) ((and I want to climb this))
  8. X-Wings for Life

    Hi all, I’m a library director, a high school French teacher, a dad of two toddler-aged kids (son & daughter), and a lucky husband of a wife who is a huge support for getting fit – actually, I started because she took Mi Band 2’s stats seriously and began daily workouts. I followed because – competitiveness. And we figured we can’t afford becoming Jabbas in our 30s. I’m a huge Star Wars fan; also love Tolkien’s legendarium, Star Trek and Stargate. Used to play games; figured it took way too much of my time while not leaving meaningful trace. That’s why I now prefer writing SW fanfic. Huge lover of running – I just enjoy moving through landscape, reaching milestones and beautiful places by foot (I live in a scenic hilly part of Croatia). I do dumbbell and body-weight workouts to increase strength. I’m a non-Porg-eating vegan Chewie, in good company with Patrik Baboumian. As you can see on my character page, my long-term fitness goals are: being lighter (170lbs), leaner (cut that gross belly!), stronger (esp. in the arms & chest), getting much more sleep (increase from 6 to 8 hours) and having deeper endurance. My shorter-term (3 month) goal quest is the following: Main quest: Run between 10 and 15 km in the Wings for Life World Run (Zadar location) in May 6 Subquest 1: Increase weekly long distance run by 1 km each week so that it becomes 15k on March 11 [today, I ran 11k] <– daily steps for achieving it: follow the 7-day workout cycle (posted on my character page) Subquest 2: Go to bed AND off the internet by 11pm –> because that will help me have more energy and endurance, give greater chance for my muscles to rebuild and, yes, increase the rate of losing belly fat Subquest 3: Instead of checking phone or worrying about the day, start each of the following 28 days with Scripture study, meditation and prayer –> because that gives me peace, guidance and trust, and beats stress So, let it begin! P.S. I already told that in other posts, but I'm super excited about the NF movement. Fitness culture always looked dull and shallow to me. But with NF, I can retain all my dreamy nerdness and quirky geekness in the quest to be fit. Amazing!
  9. Hi, I'm new to the Rebellion. I've been in some version and pursuit of weight loss forever, but I've recently realized that what I've been doing my whole adult life thus far is the very definition of insanity. So I'm here in an effort to change my approach and hopefully learn enough to be successful in the long run. Main Quest: Stop Lonely Binges Stop ordering delivery (of all my problem behaviors related to food that lead me to gain weight, this is the raid boss) No non-social eating out (as in, no more takeout or eating at restaurants by yourself either-- which is what I will default to if I stop delivery) Secondary Quest: Beginner Fitness Schedule and complete 2 planned workouts per week Secondary Quest: Building Self-Confidence Say one positive thing to myself each morning when I look in the mirror
  10. Entry Challenge

    Hello everyone, my name is Ian, aka Azukmul gro-Dragnar (‘cause the Elder Scrolls are awesome.) I’ve been part of the Academy for a few years now, training off and on depending on the cards life dealt me. I respawned back in December and have been going strong so far. Here are my quests for my first challenge. Some of these will actually extend past the posted challenge, but that’s ok with me. Main Quest: Restart the Tactical Barbell program. I enjoy barbell training, as well as the Ranger archetype of cross-training. Tactical barbell does a good job balancing strength, conditioning & endurance in a flexible way. I was doing it for a few weeks before I fell off the fitness wagon, and enjoyed it. Start of this challenge will be the start of my first 6 week block. Might go into more detail about the block later. Week 1 to 3 will be focusing on 3 strength training sessions and 1 swimming session. Week 3 to 6 will add a conditioning session on top. Secondary Quest: Get to the pool once per week. Swimming is a great exercise and I swam a lot in school, but that was a while ago. I am not a “people” person, I don’t like sharing equipment, tools, or pool lanes. I do have access to a free (though small) pool through work and I need to take advantage of it. All I need to do is get in the water, swim until I am tired (don’t care about time), soak in the hot tub and go home. Secondary Quest: Get to the gun range once per week. I grew up on a farm, hunting pests & predators. Now I (mostly) shoot paper for fun. Skills need to be maintained, and I have been getting rusty. The range is a pain in the butt to get to (middle of nowheres on bad roads), and much for the same reason as going to the pool it can be too “people-ey” for my taste. Secondary Quest: No Fast Food or Alcohol. I am starting my vacation the same time I start this challenge, coincidentally. The fast food part I plan on maintaining FOREVER, the alcohol one just for this challenge. I don’t have a problem with drinking, but being on holiday would lead me to spend way more money (and calories) on liquor than I care to. Fortunately I have plenty of tea on hand. If I successfully complete this challenge I’ll be rewarding myself with a Witcher’s Wolf Medallion. I enjoy the Witcher games and world. Maybe not as much as Elder Scrolls, but I don’t have to play favourites If any more experienced members could point out some way I could improve my challenge outline, please let me know. I’ll likely post updates 3-4 times per week.
  11. Fonzico Effing Rocks This Ish

    February is my least favourite month. I'm usually pretty SAD from the lack of sunlight, the end of Winter in the great white North is no where in sight, and I'm packing on the Winter pudge. WELL NOT THIS YEAR, WINTER! This year, I am stronger and smarter than Winter. This year, I fuel my body, I build muscle and I supplement. This year, I come out of Winter fitter, leaner and wiser than I went in to it. THIS is my year. Keep Calm, Keto On. January's adventures in ketosis were very successful, and I'm not changing much here. I finally found something that works for me, isn't torture-some to keep up, and makes me feel energetic! GOAL ONE: Calories around 1350. Carbs less than 20g Protein between 60-100g Fats less than 120g One point per day per macro hit. A : 105pts B : 95 pts C : 85pts D : 75pts F : 74 pts or less GOAL TWO: Go to kettlebell class. My general goal is 3x per week, but that's lofty. They are very high intensity classes, and if I average around 2.5 classes per week, I'm pretty okay with that. In pursuit of that, I'm going to give myself both a realistic goal and a stretch goal. A+SUPERSTAR: 14 classes A : 12 classes B : 10 classes C : 8 classes D : 6 classes F : 5 or fewer * Prize for A+SUPERSTAR status = fancy-ass dinner (I'm thinking Ribeye neptune, asparagus, wine) and date night in with the hubs. GOAL THREE: Learn some Spanish! We're going to Mexico at the end of March, and I'm trying to brush up on my Spanish using duolingo. I took a year of college Spanish many many moons ago, so I have a but of a foundation. Goal is to earn 30 points in Duolingo every single day. I'm also giving myself a stretch goal on this one. A+SUPERSTAR: 1750pts A : 35 days of 30+pts B : 30 days of 30+pts C : 25 days of 30+pts D : 20 days of 30+pts F : 19 days or fewer * Prize for A+SUPERSTAR status = feeling confident enough to actually try to SPEAK Spanish in Mexico. Maybe some tangible prize TBD. BONUS GOAL: Take your vitamins! I supplement Vit D and Magnesium, and it has made a HUGE difference in my mood! But I forget often. Pretty straightforward. A : 35pts B : 30pts C : 25pts D : 20pts F : 19 pts or less
  12. WinterWalker: Arctic Ranger

    Ranger Log, Entry 1 -20 F this morning, -28 F right now, and looking to hit -44 F tonight. I've just started a new semester, and went to the gym before my first class. 15-min walk to the gym, 1/2 mile warm-up, followed a modified Darebee workout focusing on abs, arms, and cardio. Did some cool-down walk and stretching. Total time: about 1 hour. Trickiest thing is keeping nutrition on track. I'm cutting out fancy coffees and trying to calculate serving size more accurately. On the plus side, I've completely revamped my pantry so it's nearly totally paleo, and no junk food. I'm kind of dependent on measurements for progress because I'm pretty sure my scale needs re-calibrated and I've yet to figure the best way to do that. I really hate having my pictures taken, but I'm toying with the idea of a youtube channel (private) video-log as a means of visually tracking progress. MWF I have a 7am Multi-Fitness Conditioning Class at the student gym with my WingSister. This time of year it is HARD to stay dedicated, and this was the only class that worked with my schedule. Planning ahead!