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Jarric Gets Wet

...just do whatever you want with that title. Whatever you can think of. Really.

 

I was talking about this a bit last challenge, and I've decided it's high time I addressed my fluid intake, both in terms of caffeine and alcohol. These are both things that I have far too much of, and are limiting me in reaching my fitness goals. At the same time I'm spending far too much money on these things, which is damaging my debt-repaying goals.

 

Soda - 15XP

I have developed a habit of buying a diet coke on the way to work every morning, and then going to get another one at lunch. It can't be good for me to be drinking a litre or more of the stuff every day, and it's costing me at least £2 per day. That's £730 a year I'm wasting.

 

A maximum of 15XP is available for this goal, and every time I drink any soda I take 1 XP damage.

 

Beer - 15XP

I drink a lot less now that I did at one point, and that's good. I still have a beer belly though, and I still waste too many mornings feeling rough. I'm very good at still hitting the gym or going for a run with a hangover, but it's no longer a quality workout when I do. Money wise I shudder to think and I'm not sure where I'd start calculating what I spend each year, but based on what I spend on soda it's gotta be a 4 figure sum.

 

A maximum of 15XP is available for this goal. As defence I have a beer blanket (see what I did there) which can take 10 points of damage before I take XP damage. I get a new beer blanket each week, so I can drink 10 beers or equivalent per week.

 

I feel that opinion may be divided on whether 10 beers per week is far too much or far too little, but it's a sensible goal for me that I know I can hit. It was about the NHS maximum guideline at one point, although they've dropped that by a third in the last couple of years.

 

Tea -10XP

What I don't want to come out of this challenge is that I swap soda for another source of caffeine and don't actually drink less. For that reason I'm limiting my tea intake as well.

 

A maximum of 10XP is available for this goal. As a defence I have a tower shield, or t shield for short (I was really struggling for a pun here) which can take 4 points of damage before I take XP damage. I get a new t shield each day, but I can only use it before 4pm, so I get 4 cups of tea per day.

 

Again, is 4 cups a lot or not? I drink the diet cokes plus about 6 cups of tea per day currently, so it's definitely less!

 

 

Well I think that's all! I will make sure to do a better job of updating and being around for this challenge.

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Plan for week 1:

Monday - Lifting (squat day), work, evening is currently up in the air

Tuesday - Running (4 miles plus 4 sprints), work, relaxing evening in

Wednesday - Lifting (OHP day), work, snooker - this will be a drinking evening

Thursday - Running (3 fast miles, about 5 miles total), work, seeing IT with my mum in the evening

Friday - Lifting (deadlift day), work, BIL coming over in the evening so will probably have dinner together and maybe a beer or two

Saturday - I'm volunteering as a marshal at Tough Mudder all day, which BIL is running, so probably no run for me. Will probably go out for dinner afterwards, may drink depending on Sunday

Sunday - I get a very cheap TM ticket for volunteer marshalling, so as long as Saturday isn't too draining I might just run a Tough Mudder on Sunday!

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46 minutes ago, Jarric said:

I have developed a habit of buying a diet coke on the way to work every morning, and then going to get another one at lunch. It can't be good for me to be drinking a litre or more of the stuff every day, and it's costing me at least £2 per day. That's £730 a year I'm wasting.

 

Do you mean to say that the next time I see you you wont have a can of diet coke in your hand? 

 

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That's a better joke than any I could come up with about getting moist for this challenge! Following, of course. Goodluck with cutting back on caffeine.

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7 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

 

Do you mean to say that the next time I see you you wont have a can of diet coke in your hand? 

 

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That's a better joke than any I could come up with about getting moist for this challenge! Following, of course. Goodluck with cutting back on caffeine.

 

Haha, I was about to defend myself but no, it is a pretty amazing thought!

 

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16 hours ago, Jarric said:

Haha, I was about to defend myself but no, it is a pretty amazing thought!

:D Let's be totally fair, I have also seen you with beer!

 

The caffine monkey is a tough one to face down. Good on you for facing it head on.

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Save the cash. Drink MOAR water. Keep rocking out. Always kick ass. :)  Here to see you do all these things my friend! And lets be honest....wet is HOT! 

 

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Unless you're Danny Devito.... Definitely NOT HOT. 

 

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Following! Drink all the water!

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On ‎17‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 11:44 PM, Salinger said:

As an artist, i love your tracker, so pretty!! good luck with your goals :D

 

As an artist (and having seen your instagram) I'm sure you could do a better job of it :P . And thank you :D 

 

21 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

:D Let's be totally fair, I have also seen you with beer!

 

The caffine monkey is a tough one to face down. Good on you for facing it head on.

 

Yeah, seeing me with a beer isn't that likely to change any time soon! Particularly post-event beer!

 

21 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

Save the cash. Drink MOAR water. Keep rocking out. Always kick ass. :)  Here to see you do all these things my friend! And lets be honest....wet is HOT! 

 

NeFTh0x.gif

 

Unless you're Danny Devito.... Definitely NOT HOT. 

 

Wolf

 

What, you mean you don't find that hot? :panda:

 

Glad to have you here Wolfman.

 

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Following! Drink all the water!

memes seor wet floor GIF

 

Awwwwwwwww...

 

*ahem* *manly voice* Hi, good to see you.

 

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Following! Your tracker is very bullet journal-y, I love it!

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Hii! Thank you, to be honest I don't know how I got through challenges before I started bullet journaling, it's the only way I can keep track now!

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Monday - W1D1

Soda: 15XP

Beer Blanket (weekly): 4/10, 15XP

T-shield (daily): 4/4, 10XP

 

I cannot figure out how to make the above clearer/more sensible looking, but I hope that makes sense?

 

In many ways yesterday was not an ideal day to start a challenge. I had a client meeting in the middle of the day so I wouldn't be entirely in control of where I was/what I was doing around that time, and I was on reserve to play snooker waiting to hear if someone else was dropping out so I couldn't plan my evening either. On the other hand it might be good to start a challenge on a disruptive day, as that's when my motivation for my goals in strongest.

 

Hit the gym first thing for squats, top set was 70kg for 7 sets of 3 (well, the AMRAP set at the end was 5). That took a loooong time, I barely got half my assistance stuff done as a result!

 

Work went ok; I managed to have my 4 teas and no more. I was called in for snooker in the evening, and Hopalong had already agreed last week (before I'd posted this challenge) that he would drive to this one if I was playing so I could have a drink. I kept it sensible and ended up having 4 beers in about as many hours and had a really pleasant evening. Adds a bit of planning required for the rest of the week as I've front-loaded my beer intake, but shouldn't present a problem to hit.

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5 minutes ago, deftona said:

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This is all I have to add right now. But.... here!

 

Nice. There are some circumstances in which I wouldn't feel right using the word soggy though :rolleyes:

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7 minutes ago, deftona said:

 

Try it, you never know. 

 

I shall report back my findings. I suspect that they may involve me sleeping on a sofa.

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No Soda - good job! Looks like a pretty first day of a challenge to me, particularly considering you were out of routine! 

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On ‎19‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 1:13 PM, EmeraldEagle said:

No Soda - good job! Looks like a pretty first day of a challenge to me, particularly considering you were out of routine! 

 

Thank you! It seems to be starting well :) 

 

23 hours ago, mr_willes said:

"Jarric gets wet"

 

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...just do whatever you want with this GIF. Whatever you can think of. Really.

 

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I knew I could trust you to make it weirder man :D 

 

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23 hours ago, mr_willes said:

"Jarric gets wet"

 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor slugtrail gif

 

 

...just do whatever you want with this GIF. Whatever you can think of. Really.

 

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Tuesday - W1D2

Soda: 15XP

Beer Blanket (weekly): 4/10, 15XP

T-shield (daily): 4/4, 10XP

 

Run in the morning was goodish, despite the late night on Monday. Totalled 5.15 miles including the cool down walk at the end. Monday's squats did take their toll though, my quads ached at first but by the end my whole thighs felt like big, wet soggy ( @deftona:panda: ) lumps of wood.

 

Drank a ton of water over the course of the day - maybe 1 and a half pints after my run, 4 litres (!) during work on top of my 4 cups of tea, and at least a couple of pints of squash in the evening!

 

I seem to be really busy at the moment doing mundane things - last night I went to the supermarket and then spent a while helping WW set up her Pathfinder character, and it just ate up the time I wanted to spend on here. I will find that time somewhere though!

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