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I hope everyone had an awesome holiday. This was a tough one for me personally because it was our first without Papaw. But it ended up being drama-free, and I was surprised to find myself less concerned about gifts and money and instead enjoying time with family and friends.

 

My challenge set-up this time may be edited later as ideas/problems/concerns arise. I plan to continue certain daily habits, such as early rising, prayer, getting outside/earthing/stretching in the morning, Bible study, etc. but they probably won't be mentioned in the challenge goals below.

 

As promised, this challenge will be LOTR themed, focusing mostly on the book series (but with plenty of gifs, pics, vids, memes, etc. from all sources). Each goal is named after a poem/song from the Lord of the Rings book series.

 

Quest 1: The Road Goes Ever On (Walking/Hiking)

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  • walk at least 10,000 steps per day
  • at least one 30 minute mindful/adventure walk per day
  • at least one 30 minute hike per week

 

Quest 2: The Riddle of Strider (Strength/Fitness/Nutrition)

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  • at least 3 bodyweight/Spartan/HIIT style strength workouts per week
  • at least 1 day per week of 4 all-out 80+ yard sprints (with 10 second rests between each)
  • at least 2 5ks per week (aim for every Saturday and Wednesday)
  • eat whole food/Paleo as often as possible (aim for 2/3 meals per day)
  • intermittent fasting at least 5 days per week (not eating before 11:00am)
  • drink at least 64oz of water per day every day

 

Quest 3: I Sit Beside the Fire and Think (Meditation/Mindfulness/Study)

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  • meditate at least 20 minutes every day
  • read at least 20 minutes every day (Bible and LOTR, of course)
  • at least 1 outdoor ("beside the fire") meditation per week (Fri, Sat, or Sun?)
  • at least one language session/lesson using Duolingo

 

Quest 4: Song of Beren and Luthien (Love/Affection)

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  • at least 30 minutes uninterrupted time per day with my queen
  • at least 1 "date night" per week with my queen (don't be picky about this; the key is to spend time alone together)
  • speak the top love languages of my queen (acts of service, quality time, and words of affirmation)
  • to bed with my queen every night, even if this means moving princess Arabella to another bed (see past challenges)
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2 hours ago, fleaball said:

I’m here! What language are you studying? 

 

Welcome! I'm studying Spanish. I know very little, and I think it's time to really get at it.

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8 minutes ago, Wolfen said:

 

Welcome! I'm studying Spanish. I know very little, and I think it's time to really get at it.

High five! I’m super inconsistent about using it but I’ve been doing Spanish too. (And then I listen to real people having conversations and it makes me sad.)

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14 hours ago, fleaball said:

I’m here! What language are you studying? 

 

12 hours ago, Wolfen said:

 

Welcome! I'm studying Spanish. I know very little, and I think it's time to really get at it.

Ustedes pueden aprendir si practican cada dia.

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9 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Ustedes pueden aprendir si practican cada dia.

 

Yes sir. (Btw, I totally Google translated that). :P

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11 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

 

Ustedes pueden aprendir si practican cada dia.

Really wanted to say "don't tell me what to do" but in all the times I've restarted Duolingo, I've never made it to the imperative lesson. >_> 

 

#goals?

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17 hours ago, fleaball said:

Really wanted to say "don't tell me what to do" but in all the times I've restarted Duolingo, I've never made it to the imperative lesson. >_> 

 

#goals?

 

You could do the google translate option for now, but I think learning it would be better.

I learned Spanish a long time ago. Not much stuck. But one time I was able to talk to a native speaker and explain that my grandma was moving into the same room as her. I kept telling her I was sorry My Spanish was so bad. She kept saying  "You do good" at least I think that's what she was saying. She could of been cursing me out for all I know. Better part was my grandmother (Who was really sick and having some cogniative  issues) kept asking me what I was telling her. Before I could answer my mom said "Shes telling her your a crazy old bat that will live here now". My grandma laughed and said "Can you take out the bat part? I don't want her thinking I can fly."

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On 12/28/2017 at 8:21 PM, fleaball said:

#goals?

 

Do it!

 

On 12/29/2017 at 1:29 PM, Bean Sidhe said:

You could do the google translate option for now, but I think learning it would be better.

 

Agreed.

 

On 12/29/2017 at 3:04 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

"No me digas eso" Means "Don't tell me that."

 

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21 hours ago, Korranation said:

Spanish is such a fun language to learn. 

 

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I love this!

 

6 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Also "Cool Arrow" is a compliment.

 

I'm going to start using that one.

 

21 minutes ago, Vibrantella said:

Oh, love LOTR!  Great challenge, following :) 

 

Welcome!

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On 12/29/2017 at 6:03 PM, Korranation said:

Spanish is such a fun language to learn. 

 

 

When I was 18, I went to Costa Rica, and the phrase that I used daily was "Mora con leche, por favor!" It was all I needed. <3  <3 <3

 

Shhh, no, that does NOT mean that I'm too focused on food!  It's just a VERY IMPORTANT PHRASE. 

 

Image result for mora con leche costa rica

 

 

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7 hours ago, CallunaTook said:

It's just a VERY IMPORTANT PHRASE

 

I think I read somewhere that the two most important questions to learn in any language are, "Where is the bathroom?" And "Can I get more alcohol?" I'm kidding about that second one, but not about the first one. 

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On 1/1/2018 at 7:54 AM, Wolfen said:

 

I think I read somewhere that the two most important questions to learn in any language are, "Where is the bathroom?" And "Can I get more alcohol?" I'm kidding about that second one, but not about the first one. 

 

I always thought it would be "Do you speak (language I can understand)?" xD

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