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Elinox Becomes A Spartan

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Main Quest
To live a healthy and balanced life by exercising and trying to eat healthy.
My Motivation
I've successfully dropped weight by counting calories so my diet will mostly be staying the same with 1200 calories per day M-F and then blow meals on the weekends. I might even push to only have 1 blow meal per weekend, but that’s hard.

I enjoy doing themed workouts and for this challenge it will be properly 300-themed since my main subquest is the Spartan Trials. 


Smaller Quests
1. “This is Spartaaaa!” -King Leonidas = Spartan Trials (strength & tone)


For this challenge I’m going back to weights with the Spartan Trials workout from Darebee.com. It reads as deceptively simple compared to some of the other workouts I’ve done, so I’m withholding judgement until I actually start it. 


Since it’s strength-focused and all about becoming a better warrior, I’m back in the Warrior’s Guild for this challenge!


Scoring: /30
Reward: +4 to STR & +3 to DEX


2. “For tonight, we dine in hell!” -King Leonidas = More Fruits & Veggies


Because of my blow meals on weekends, I’m going to try to only have sweet treats on the weekends. I’m considering “sweet treats” to be things with high amounts of processed sugars like Oreos, ice cream, cookies, etc.


Several challenges ago, I added in fruits and/or veggies to my daily diet. I don’t like many vegetables, so I’d like to try incorporating more into my daily intake. I want to aim to eat a piece of fruit or vegetable once per day during the week. 


Spartans likely ate a strict diet of meats, probably similar to either the Paleo diet or very carnivore-centric. I know everyone needs a balanced diet, so that means more fruits and veggies for me!


Scoring: x/20 days
Reward: +4 to CON


3.  “Then we will fight in the shade.” -Stelios = Spanish


Because there are different dialects, even within the same region, a true Spartan would need to be able to communicate between different peoples. Even while off on campaign, being able to understand the natives is very important. 


I enjoy practicing Spanish, so I’m continuing with it for this challenge.


Scoring: x/20 days
Reward: +4 to CHA


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Just now, elinox said:

I didn't think the second movie was nearly as good as the first, Eva Green notwithstanding. She's fantastic. :D 


I agree...  but I have an urge to watch it again for some reason.

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29 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

Following this largely so I can learn more about Darebee and see what that is all about.


This will be my 4th Darebee exercise program. I've been very impressed with the diversity of exercises you can simply do at home. Each one I've done has 3 levels you can choose from based on your physical fitness.


You can find them at https://darebee.com/pick-a-program.html for their programs. But the website has lots of other things like meal plan suggestions and single day workouts too.

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When I travel for work, I frequently find myself with a hotel room as the only available fitness facility. Effective and versatile programs that don't require any equipment would be a godsend.


First glance on that site is promising... I'll investigate in detail before the trip in September. Thanks!

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Fruit or Veggie: 1/20 (banana)

Espanol: 1/20 (3 lessons)


I haven't started the Spartan Trials yet because Monday I was on vacation and today I'm suffering from a bad sunburn.

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Fruit or Veggie: 2/20 (banana)

Espanol: 2/20 (4 lessons & 1 test)


Still too sunburned to do the Spartan Trials, although I did give it a try this morning. 

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