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Hey everybody! I'm OrangeJorwell, and I'm a newb (kind of). I did a few challenges here several years ago, but then dropped off the map. I actually have improved since then, but not as much as I would like, so I'm going to try this again. I'm setting nice small goals so it should be fairly easy (it says right here in fine print...). 

 

Anyway, on to my challenge!

 

My Main Quest 

Become like Jackie Chan!

            This involves learning martial arts, getting stronger, and learning gymnastics/parkour.

 

 My Support Quests

            1) Diet goal: Bring lunch to work 3x per week

                          One of my goals is to reach my goal weight. Obviously this can't be achieved if I'm eating out all the time. 

                          What this goal is NOT: This goal involves no calorie counting, and no cooking requirement (sandwiches and leftovers are fine).

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Cup noodles may or may not be a significant portion of my lunches

 

            2) Fitness goal: Go to the gym 2x per week

My goal is to be like Jackie Chan. Obviously he isn't a weak person, so I must get stronger. I have to go to the gym twice a week before work.

I will be doing Phrak's Greyskull Variant recommended by r/Fitness.

                          What this goal is NOT: This goal does not care if I improve, just as long as I finish the workout.

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Mastering that stare at the end will be in a future challenge

 

            3) Fitness goal: Go to wing chun classes 2x per week

                          Jackie Chan is an amazing fighter. So I must practice. Wax on. Wax off.

                          What this goal is NOT: While I plan to practice at home, there will be no requirement.

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I've watched this like 100 times and I still have no idea how to do that

 

            4) Lifestyle goal: Find a new apartment

I'm currently living 40 minutes from work and the kung fu dojo. Which means that if I get off work at 5 and class starts at 7, I have to kill two hours.

Also, when class gets off after 9 it means I don't get to bed until after 10, which is later than I'd like if I'm going to wake up and go to the gym in the morning.

If I move closer to work, this will both shorten my commute (allowing me to go to bed/wake up later) and therefore allow me to more easily attend class regularly.

Plus, living with family makes certain things awkward...
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Well, more awkward, anyway.

 

 

 

About Me

Hey all! You can call me Orange, and I just got back from an amazing gap-year traveling around the world. I'm settling back into real life and have a new job I really enjoy. When I started my gap year I successfully gave up pop and fast food (which I used to have a major issue with), but I never managed to get into the exercise habit I was aiming for. My game plan is to use this challenge to get back into a routine (with a nice, short commute) so that over the course of next year I can start making (and achieving) more specific goals reaching towards my Main Quest.

 

 

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Welcome back to the rebellion! Good luck on the apartment search! (I really hate moving) :( 

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Sounds very cool Orange!
I purposefully joined a gym that was within walking distance of my apartment JUST so I'd have no excuse to bail on the habit; it's working so far. I'm excited about the possibility of learning some martial arts over the next year too. I practiced Tai Chi and Judo for a number of years and I've not been practicing now for four or five years.

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First off, thanks for all the encouragement!

TheDoc: I think there's a panini grill at work, actually. I just try it out. Thanks for the idea!

RES: I hate moving too, but fortunately most of my stuff is still in boxes, so that should make it much easier.

Son of Zurg: That's a great idea. Unfortunately, the closest gym to my house at the moment is about 3.5 miles. And even once I move it'll probably be several miles. But definitely biking distance.

[Vin]: Glad I could help! I'm trying to remember why I've failed in the past and not make the same mistakes again.

Cheetah: Thanks! Good luck on your challenge as well!

LovelyBouncer: Unfortunately I haven't started parkour yet, but hopefully soon. Ideally my new place will have enough open area I can practice rolls and whatnot without putting on snow pants. Do you do parkour? Or just another future badass like me? ;)

 

I'll try and check out all of your challenges as I have time. After all, this is a community. :)

 

 

First two days have gone well!

Monday

Positives

-Went to the gym in the morning and did everything I planned on.

-Brought two sandwiches to work (plus cottage cheese) and only ate one, so I had a leftover one for today.

-Played racquetball with a friend after work

-Made it to Wing Chun on time and got some good practice in. It's been a few weeks since I've made a class (and I'm only about six classes in), so I'm glad that I didn't lose *everything.*

 

Learning Moments

-I was pretty pressed for time between work, racquetball, and wing chun, so I didn't have time for dinner, which means I had a slice of leftover pizza when I got home. It's not really a negative, but eating right before bed isn't a good habit, and I want to find something to try and learn from every day. After all, life never goes perfectly according to plan.

 

 

Tuesday

Positives

-Brought lunch to work

 

Learning Moments

-I'm still trying to dial in how long it takes me to get ready and get to work in the morning, so I ended up getting there with too little time to go to the gym and do some cardio, but earlier than I really wanted to go to work, so I ended up going to breakfast. Not a bad thing in itself, especially since I love breakfast, but still. In the future, I'll try and keep an eye on what time it is rather than just when my alarm went off. I could have spent 15 minutes stretching and foam rolling (both of which I desperately need) or practicing some wing chun basics before my shower. Or else just showered after working out instead of at home if I had made up my mind to go to the gym, but I thought it was later than it was.

Recap
All in all a pretty good start! I haven't spend any time on the apartment hunt yet, but this is the first chance I've had in front of my computer so far, and I'm about to go out with some friends, so no time now.

Diet: 2/3

Gym: 1/2

Wing Chun: 1/2
Apartment: Nada

 

Good luck to everyone!

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47 minutes ago, OrangeJorwell said:

Unfortunately I haven't started parkour yet, but hopefully soon. Ideally my new place will have enough open area I can practice rolls and whatnot without putting on snow pants. Do you do parkour? Or just another future badass like me? ;)

 

Hoping to do pakour, sooner than later. Trying to figure out a plan to start fitness again halfway through this challenge. Trying to figure out something fun and a newbie starter to not do too much at once.

 

Awesome first 2 days! Keep it up!

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So I've been pretty busy (which is good), so I haven't been on here much.

 

Week 1 Totals

Bring lunch to work 3x: Total success. I actually brought lunch to work 4 times.

Go to the gym 2x: This one was a bit of a fail. I went on Monday, and was going to go on either Friday or Saturday, but I started to come down with something and figured the sleep was more important. Considering I'm starting to feel better, I'm going to call that the right decision. And since I went to kung fu 3x (instead of just 2) and played racquetball twice, I'm going to give myself the chance to make this up. Which means one of the weeks during this challenge I need to go 3x instead of twice.

Kung fu: I went three times. I was honestly only going to go Monday and Wednesday, but then I made plans to play racquetball with one of the guys in my class on Thursday right before class, so of course we went to class afterwards.

Find an apartment: This went reasonably well. I found a few places that are close to work (including one that is literally a 3 minute walk). And while I'd prefer to save some money and find somebody looking for a roommate, I have these options.

 

So all in all, a pretty solid week one. Hopefully I can carry on the trend and do well! Also, a new goal for this coming week: add more jokes to my updates. They get kind of dull without any bad puns. :friendly_wink:

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11 hours ago, OrangeJorwell said:

a pretty solid week one

 

Great job!

 

11 hours ago, OrangeJorwell said:

more jokes

 

Have you heard the one about the hot air balloon?  That's okay; it would probably go over your head.

 

I'd tell you the one about the dairy farm, but it's really cheesy.

 

Just to clarify, we're talking about melted butter.

 

:-D

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So I know I'm a bit late for this update, but as they say, "Better late than pregnant."

Week 2!

Bring lunch to work 3x: Three times. Well, twice we had food brought in, but I only went out twice, which is the goal.

Go to the gym 2x: I crushed it. I missed Thursday and Friday morning, but I actually went after work on Friday, which amazed even me. Although I still need to make up for my missed workout in week 1.

Kung fu: Also a success. I don't actually remember if I went two or three times, but it was at least twice.

Find an apartment: I didn't really do anything for this one, other than browse a bit more. Fortunately, this one is kind of an all-or-nothing task, so I'll just step it up a bit this week.

 

I'm glad that I'm achieving my goals, because life is too short not to kick some butt. Which reminds me of what my grandpa said right before he kicked the bucket. "Orange," he said, "how far do you think I can kick this bucket?"

 

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