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Artemis becomes Mandalorian, Part 2


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This challenge will follow a similar outline to the last one, however I am making one key change.  I am going to update this thread DAILY, even if I achieved nothing of note that day.  I have discovered that I need this accountability, otherwise I am likely to disappear/get wrapped up in other projects.  

 

Mini update from the last challenge: I recieved my 3D printer in the mail and assembled the kit, succeeded in acquiring a job, helped install a new 25 ft long section of fence in our backyard (multi-weekend project), and went on vacation for a week.  Life was busy and I fell behind on my fitness goals as a result.  Things are settling down now and I need to get back to prioritizing my fitness.  

 

1. Prepare for Battle - Foundational Fitness

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For the duration of this challenge, I will be working my way through the Darebee Age of Pandora fitness quest.

     Challenge Goal: Complete at least five Age of Pandora workouts weekly (reduced from last challenge in order to be more managable.  Bonus points for extra workouts).

Bonus:  Sign up for the local gym and visit at least 1x to work out.

 

2. Fit into the Smugglers Compartment - Become more Flexible

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I am ridiculously inflexible and it's kind of sad.  Stretching is one of my least favorite things to do, mostly because I am horrifically inflexible, therefore I must endeavour to do it more often.

Flexibility is great for all kinds of things, including fitting into smuggling compartments and infiltrating enemy strongholds through air ducts.  

Challenge Goal:  Stretch for 5 minutes daily

 
3. Eat Like a Warrior
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This time around I'm not going to be strictly Paleo, but I expect to be fairly close by the end of the challenge.  I'm also aiming to track my food intake in a journal and possibly start experimenting with a food scale.
Challenge Goals -
                           1. Track food intake in my food journal without fail.  Hold myself accountable for my eating habits.
                           2. Cut caffeine by the end of Week 3.  Diet soda is not healthy.  It needs to go.
 

4. Maintain the Starship - Life Goal (broken into Mini Goals)

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Challenge Mini-Goals:

  • Clean the Crew Quarters - Finish organizing my room and make sure it stays clean. 
  • Find Mercenary Work - Apply for a minimum of 40 jobs.  Just graduated from University and it's time to find a job.

 

Ultimate Goal - Fit in the Armor

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Same as last time.  Lose 4 pounds throughout this challenge in order to "fit" in the armor.  

Challenge Goal - Lose 4 Pounds (Amount changed to reflect remaining challenge duration)

          Bonus: Lose 6 Pounds - Prize TBA

 

Side Quests

 Engage in Skirmishes - Participate in the Assassin Mini-challenge

Join a Squad - Follow some other challenges and chat with members of NF

"Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten"  -Neil Gaiman

 

Mandalorian Assassin: Level 5

Current Challenge - Artemis becomes Mandalorian

Overall Weight Loss Journey: Starting Weight -     Current Weight -    Goal -160lbs

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Quick update: Finished the first Age of Pandora workout yesterday and am slightly sore today.  Planning another workout for tomorrow.  I recently loaded Habitica onto my phone and have been slowly updating my account and designing routines to improve my life (Habitica gamifies elements of day to day life and lets you accrue "points").  I'm giving it a try as the visibility of the app acts as a reminder everytime I open my phone.  

Other wins:

  • Entered food intake into the fitocracy app
  • Took healthy leftovers to work  

 

 

"Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten"  -Neil Gaiman

 

Mandalorian Assassin: Level 5

Current Challenge - Artemis becomes Mandalorian

Overall Weight Loss Journey: Starting Weight -     Current Weight -    Goal -160lbs

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I missed yesterdays update because I was out 8am-12am between my work day and a get together with friends.  Things took longer than expected and I didn't have any time at home to do a workout. My meal decisions were also far from perfect and I should have made more of an effort to make better choices.  I ended up eating out for both lunch and dinner since both my work group and my friend group went out.  I hadn't made a plan for how to handle this situation and didn't make the best choices.  Battle plan for eating out is in development.

 

Today was much better: cranked out an Age of Pandora workout, updated my Habitica stats, and moved forward with a couple of personal projects.  Planning to start my meal prepping tomorrow in order to be ready for the work week.

"Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten"  -Neil Gaiman

 

Mandalorian Assassin: Level 5

Current Challenge - Artemis becomes Mandalorian

Overall Weight Loss Journey: Starting Weight -     Current Weight -    Goal -160lbs

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Daily update: I ate letovers for lunch today and made a baked veggie/sausage dish for dinner.  Overall, a fairly healthy food day.  I also made time to prep my lunches for the rest of the week!  

Fitness: Finished another Age of Pandora workout. 

"Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten"  -Neil Gaiman

 

Mandalorian Assassin: Level 5

Current Challenge - Artemis becomes Mandalorian

Overall Weight Loss Journey: Starting Weight -     Current Weight -    Goal -160lbs

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Things are still moving along slowly.  I've obviously been terrible about updating, and I apologize, but progress has been decent overall this challenge.  I'm slowly working my way through Age of Pandora and have done a decent job implementing dietary changes (my biggest success so far).  My progress has been far from perfect, however it has been farily consistent in both successes and failures and this has given me some ideas for how to improve the structure for the next challenge.  Time was my biggest enemy this challenge and has made accomplishig my goals difficult.  I realized that I'm not as settled into my new job as I had thought and that my evenings feel ridiculously short by the time I'm home.  I'm exhausted by the end of the day and spending time stretching, cleaning, etc. is really unappealing.  So, my goal next challenge is going to be to achieve more by doing less.  AKA - meal prep for each workweek; prep clothing; and figure out how to begin becoming proficient at this adulting thing.  I'm also seriously considering doing a Whole 30 to clean up my diet and make the most of my meal preps.  Dietary changes are probably the most time-efficient way I can lose weight and become healthier. 

 

 

"Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten"  -Neil Gaiman

 

Mandalorian Assassin: Level 5

Current Challenge - Artemis becomes Mandalorian

Overall Weight Loss Journey: Starting Weight -     Current Weight -    Goal -160lbs

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