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Hi guys! It's a new challenge, a new season of life, and a new opportunity to grow into myself. I know I have a lot of potential for cool things, and I'm owning that here in this challenge. I'm owning the fact that I'm not where I want to be; I'm owning the two sub-par jobs. I'm owning the nervousness about being done with college. I'm owning the bad choices I made before. I'm saying that I'm ok and the strength within me will always be greater than the challenge before me.

 

I'm new to the Rangers and proud of myself! The theme for this challenge is strong starts and new beginnings. We're keeping it simple and treating it like the epic undertaking that it is.

 

Missions:

1. Keep a food log of every meal eaten during the week

2. Do the workouts for Gym 3A and Gym 3B at least once a piece each week

3. Drink 3L of water every day

 

First summit:

Until I find paid internships, apply for at least one full-time position in my town doing work relevant to my skill set

 

I hope to get to meet a bunch of you and run at your side. If we're being honest, I operate best with accountability and I'd love to find that here and be that for someone else. 

See you in the woods!

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Moved this to the current challenge Rangers forum for you. Good luck with your first challenge and looking forward to seeing you around these parts!

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13 hours ago, ParkstheOreo said:

I'm new to the Rangers and proud of myself! The theme for this challenge is strong starts and new beginnings. We're keeping it simple and treating it like the epic undertaking that it is.

 

Welcome!! Simple is much easier to maintain so I say this is a fantastic start for you, Parks :) 

 

13 hours ago, ParkstheOreo said:

If we're being honest, I operate best with accountability and I'd love to find that here and be that for someone else. 

 

I think you've come to the right place then. Not just the Rangers, but NerdFitness in general....but Rangers is where it's at ;) I'm looking forward to your challenge and I hope I can help with the accountability!

 

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3 hours ago, Xena said:

 

Don't worry...we gotta keep @Rurik Harrgath busy and out of trouble.

 

Glad you've decided to join us!

 

3 liters of water sounds like a lot!

It doesn't really feel that way in practice for me. I have a camelbak water bottle that's exactly 1L so I just drink 3 of those between 8AM and 11PM. Not bad, I'd say. I exercise more frequently now and I feel like it's just enough considering that! I wouldn't aim for any more though, haha. Would you suggest a different quantity?

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Alright guys, I'm going to try to update at least 2 times a week, but with no particular schedule. That being said, here's my status update:

 

Everything is pretty ship-shape around here!

 

I have already been keeping a food journal for the past week and a half, so this is just a fun continuation. I have taken notice of my food patterns and adjusted them in positive ways. I can now look at the log and smile when I remember my meals!

 

It has been a week of "firsts" so far. Yesterday I played tennis with a friend for the first time and really enjoyed it. Also, today was my first day back in the gym in a couple months and my first time doing Gym 3A on the academy track. I did a hard reset so everything is feeling brand-spanking new and I'm loving it.

 

I updated my LinkedIn Profile and tomorrow morning I am designing and cleaning up my resumé, then going to meet a past professor to talk about networking and internship opportunities.

 

Lastly, I think I'm going to edit the thread to have a more "pirate" ranger feel, because I've been on a One Piece kick the past couple weeks (and all of my childhood, haha). Rangers can be pirates, right? ;)  So I'm changing the thread name a bit. Same vibes, different tune - Setting Sail: A New Ranger and a Strong Start.

Have a good night/day, Rangers!

 

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Sounds like a good start.  Welcome aboard Parks.   I've been away for a while myself and glad to be back and see old familiar faces and plenty of new ones I have to get to know LOL

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7 hours ago, ParkstheOreo said:

It doesn't really feel that way in practice for me. I have a camelbak water bottle that's exactly 1L so I just drink 3 of those between 8AM and 11PM. Not bad, I'd say. I exercise more frequently now and I feel like it's just enough considering that! I wouldn't aim for any more though, haha. Would you suggest a different quantity?

 

No, you should definitely do what makes sense for you. :-)

 

7 hours ago, ParkstheOreo said:

It has been a week of "firsts" so far. Yesterday I played tennis with a friend for the first time and really enjoyed it. Also, today was my first day back in the gym in a couple months and my first time doing Gym 3A on the academy track. I did a hard reset so everything is feeling brand-spanking new and I'm loving it.

 

I updated my LinkedIn Profile and tomorrow morning I am designing and cleaning up my resumé, then going to meet a past professor to talk about networking and internship opportunities.

 

You're really doing great! And  I like the pirate theme.

Xena, Level 14+ Valkyrie Ranger

January 2017  December 2016

Oct/Nov 2016

 

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On 9/19/2017 at 7:00 PM, Xena said:

Don't worry...we gotta keep @Rurik Harrgath busy and out of trouble.

 

Busy maybe, but there is no force in this cosmos or the next which is capable of keeping me out of trouble. ;)

 

On 9/18/2017 at 6:45 PM, ParkstheOreo said:

Oh shoot! Sorry about posting in the wrong place. Thanks for the move :)

 

No worries, caught it completely by accident. Happy to be of service!

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"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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On 20/09/2017 at 5:18 AM, ParkstheOreo said:

Rangers can be pirates, right?

Welcome to the Rangers! You've got yourself a really cool challenge going on here!  And do you know what is the most cool thing about the Rangers? We can be whatever we want to be at whatever time we want :) So yes, you can be a Pirate Ranger. Don't be shy about picking a theme and going with it. Just have fun! 

 

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On 9/18/2017 at 7:45 PM, ParkstheOreo said:

Oh shoot! Sorry about posting in the wrong place. Thanks for the move :)

 

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Ahoy, Rangers!

 

Update #1 for week #2 is here. It has been smooth sailing so far and week one was a TOTAL success in my opinion!

 

Food journal: I have kept up with my food journal every day of the challenge thus far. Not only that, but it has allowed me to track changes in my diet and I'm trending more towards healthy options, smaller portions than my previous over the top stats, and I'm resting at a steady 500 calories less each day than what I used to hit on the daily. All of this means that I have a great formula to keep my hunger satisfied and my calories at a deficit to cut this unhealthy weight.

 

Workouts: I did not one, but THREE this first week and I'm super pumped. I alternated between gym 3A and 3B from the nerdfitness academy track and felt like a boss after each. I took Sunday and Monday off, and after I'm done typing this update I'll be headed off to Gold's to start this week's regime.

 

Water: I've hit 3L most of my days, and I've always at LEAST hit 2L, so I'm feeling pretty confident. 2L is enough daily on the regular, so 3 is just my push goal. Either way, I'm getting properly hydrated and I feel GREAT.

 

Overall this has been the best first week of a challenge for me yet! I'm blasting those healthy, happy fitness vibes and really looking forward to seeing what changes have happened over a consistent 4 weeks of this :) 

 

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Update #2 for week #2

 

This one will be pretty short in the fitness goals section, y'all. Just a quick review:

 

Food Journal: I've kept up with writing down EVERYTHING. Yeah, crushing it.

Workout: I've done 2 of my 3 for this week, woohoo! 

Water: Still on track with the 2-3L of water per day!

 

Now for the main part of this update, which is super exciting! This pertains to my Life Level-Up quest, which I totally forgot to update the status of in the last post. I'm happy to say that it is going smashingly! I finalized my LinkedIn profile and met with that professor to talk about the next steps for getting me some entry level positions. From that meeting I gained a lot of confidence and insight, as well as clear steps on how to move forward. I will be visiting with the Career and Professional Development department at my school next week to have my resumé workshopped, and then I will be meeting with the same professor to fill in holes in order to polish two resumés geared towards my areas of interest. He provided me with many resources both online and through personal connections in order to help me do my homework and feel confident going into the job market.

 

This pirate is about to have as much charisma and charm as Sabo, confidence and excitement as Luffy, and competence and success as Ace!

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On 9/26/2017 at 3:33 PM, ParkstheOreo said:

Ahoy, Rangers!

Overall this has been the best first week of a challenge for me yet!

 

On 9/29/2017 at 9:08 PM, ParkstheOreo said:

Now for the main part of this update, which is super exciting! This pertains to my Life Level-Up quest, which I totally forgot to update the status of in the last post. I'm happy to say that it is going smashingly! I finalized my LinkedIn profile and met with that professor to talk about the next steps for getting me some entry level positions. From that meeting I gained a lot of confidence and insight, as well as clear steps on how to move forward. I will be visiting with the Career and Professional Development department at my school next week to have my resumé workshopped, and then I will be meeting with the same professor to fill in holes in order to polish two resumés geared towards my areas of interest. He provided me with many resources both online and through personal connections in order to help me do my homework and feel confident going into the job market.

 

Ahoy there Parks! So much great stuff going on. How's the last week or so been?

Xena, Level 14+ Valkyrie Ranger

January 2017  December 2016

Oct/Nov 2016

 

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On 10/9/2017 at 8:44 PM, Xena said:

 

 

Ahoy there Parks! So much great stuff going on. How's the last week or so been?

Hey there! Sorry everyone, I've been very busy over the last 2 weeks, so my updates for week 3 and 4 are in this short little post:

 

I DID IT! This challenge has gone better than any of my prior ones and I am so proud of myself. Out of all of my goals, I only fell short once, and that was just one day where I drank less than 2L of water.

 

I feel absolutely amazing because of all of this. I will give a better update tomorrow since that will be the official last day of the challenge. I'll be checking out my bmi and weight tomorrow as well. I didn't let myself look at anything from the second day of the challenge all the way through to today, and tomorrow we'll see if much has changed in the last four weeks.

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9 hours ago, ParkstheOreo said:

I DID IT! This challenge has gone better than any of my prior ones and I am so proud of myself. Out of all of my goals, I only fell short once, and that was just one day where I drank less than 2L of water.

 

I feel absolutely amazing because of all of this. I will give a better update tomorrow since that will be the official last day of the challenge. I'll be checking out my bmi and weight tomorrow as well. I didn't let myself look at anything from the second day of the challenge all the way through to today, and tomorrow we'll see if much has changed in the last four weeks.

Wooo! Well done 

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2019 Roadmap

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" Always aim for something stupidly crazy." - Charlie Quinn

2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

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Ok, I know we're past this challenge but better late than never, right?

 

This four weeks went spectacularly. I am proud of myself and definitely more self-aware and confident after spending this time focusing on small goals. I have picked up a momentum that I don't plan on losing, and while I'm waiting on the next 4 week challenge I am going to keep drinking that water and being aware of how much/often I eat. Also, I not only cleaned my resumé up, but also got at least three opportunities to use my skills for pay! I might be working at my local Fox station at my first ever full-time, salaried job within the next week or so, I will be creating a promotional video for a local business in town which I can add to my demo reel, and I'll also be helping a friend with wedding shoots.

 

I will admit there was one downer. I went to check my bmi and blood pressure at one of those lovely free machines that H-E-B (the largest grocery chain in Texas) offers, and my bmi went up nearly a whole point somehow? I am fairly confident that I have been consuming less calories than I was prior to the challenge, so i'm not sure what that was about. Also it said that I gained 8lbs, but I would like to think that this is from muscle. Correct me if I'm wrong, though. Regardless, I am proud of how well I did with this challenge, and I am ready to tackle the next!

 

I might keep up with the One Piece theme since that has stuck with me through childhood, but I'm also considering My Hero Academia. We'll see!

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