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OH HAI THAR FRIENDS, IT ME, ROWAN

 

Back on the boards, and I wanna stay this time so I'm gonna be real, REAL low-key, but I'm here! :)

 

Been a while, and I've been doing 4-week challenges for a few solid months now, but they've all been getting me back to a baseline that I needed to reestablish after QUITTING THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY FOR REAL THIS TIME this past April and then immediately sinking into a several month long depression (WHICH DID IN FACT LIFT). Here's a little picture of how things are as of right now:

 

Age: 29

Weight: 150 lb (this is usually where my body ends up when I'm not taking any sort of actions - not a bad baseline, which I'm grateful for)

Height: 5 foot 6? 7? 

Job: 35 hours a week, sedentary but with opportunity to move around. 1 hour break.

 

Current strong habits: drawing daily, reading the news, brushing my teeth, journaling, writing down all my spending, writing down everything i eat, going to bed at midnight, saving money, being RADICAL

 

Current meh habits: daily pushups, flossing, drinking 3 glasses of water a day

 

Bad habits I want to eventually address: tons of screen time, drinking lots of coffee, listen to 4-5 podcasts per day, eating lots of takeout, drinking lots of beers, spending lots of money, sitting a lot (god my hamstrings), 

 

Next-level goals: vigorous workout twice a week, pack three lunches a week at my job, compose and draw a 30-page comic, return to meditating, bring bodyweight back down to 145, read book 1 of the Baroque Trilogy, make a cookbook-faithful Julia Child Boeuf Bourgignon

 

Big And Fancy Goals: punch a pull-up in the face, start running again, return to being an active member of the NF boards, bring my body weight down to 135, quit drinking coffee

 

Talismans, Resources and Allies: a health-friendly workplace, an affordable gym right near my work, good insurance, a bicycle, a good circle of friends, a supportive family, a decent apartment with a kitchen, a room large enough to work out in, a crock pot, a foam roller, Nerd Fitness, a Nintendo Switch, start going back to Parkour, etc etc etc.

 

WHEW alright then. I guess I can't do all of that in a month, so here's the plan.

 

1. Dry December! I recently tallied up all the data from the last two months of food logs, and I was consuming in excess of 60 alcoholic beverages per month, most of those being pints at this cool local bar I hang out at sometimes (any other Way Station nerds out there?) That's a lot of burrs. So, I'm gonna take that off the menu this month, with planned variances for a few festive parties with friends who are notorious for making extremely fancy cocktails or hosting with 30-year old bottles of wine. Replacing that will be a huge collection of teas, sparkling waters and also regular water. 

 

2. Movement Practice! I am currently kiinda solid on doing 12 knee pushups and 5 squats per day, but the sedentary nature of my job is really doing a number on me so I am gonna supplement that this month with a few minutes of cat/cow and 10 leg swings. I usually do this in the "wellness room" during my lunch break. 

 

3. Floosssiiingggg. Ugh. As I write this I am suffering from an infected tooth that has resulted in a swollen lymph node, so this is kind of...urgent. My dental hygiene has not always been the best, and I'm really proud of myself for building a daily brushing practice over the last year, but dang the flossing feels like a whole different beast. 

 

4. And finally, one workout per week. I canceled my old gym in anticipation of joining the new one that is in a location that i will actually use, but I have a month left so I want to try going to a workout class once a week. It galls my pride a little to feel like going to a class is going to be the best way to make sure I actually go and sweat, but that's where I'm at right now. : /

 

Maintenance: brush teeth daily, draw daily, check the news daily

 

And that's it! I realize today is already day 2 of the challenge, so just let me say that I did NOTHING yesterday due to just barely surviving after a delayed red-eye flight back from California, and today I still have to draw and floss. But! I will update tomorrow, and go around and follow erryone, and I'm really glad to be back and I'm gonna try really hard not to vanish this time :)

 

EXCELSIOR!

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I am glad you are back. The Ranger Corps needs its CAPSLOCK COMMANDO. @shaar has been handling all the CAPSLOCK duties on her own.

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What is this sorcery


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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

 

HYPE MASTER REPORTING FOR DUTY 

 

GET THIS SHIT TAKE THESE GOALS AND SAY

 

"LISTEN

 

HECK OFF I AM BETTER THAN YOU"

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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MISSED YOUR DAMN FACE!!!!!!!!!


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STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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OH HAI EVERYONE :3

Week 1 Day 3

It’s been a good week so far of punching lameness in the nose wherever it may arise, and instead embracing the forces of EXTREME RADNESS. Did all the things I needed to do yesterday except draw, but that is ok! Yesterday i also took a sick day (I CAN DO THAT NOW AAAAH) and used it to do lots of puttering and cleaning and REAL ACTUAL YOGA! I also made a big ol pot of lentil soup, and slept a bunch. Go me!

Today I’m doing well but I haven’t had a chance to do movement- it just sort of got away from me and now I’m on a couch snuggled up with dog and with beau, and getting up is hard. I hereby announce that after posting this I shall go do the thing! Doing things! DOING THEEEMMM!

Had a glass of wine with dinner tonight, but I think maybe an allowance of one or two drinks a week would be fine. Anything is better than 64 beers. Sheesh. Also it was Fancy Date Night, rather than me sitting in bed with a double whiskey watching anime, so yay?

Might get a root canal tomorrow. Trying not to think about it. More to come.


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AHHHHH SO GLAD YOU'RE HEREEEEE MISS YOUR FACE  
Have you looked into water flossers? They are AMAZE.


Wooooaahh- is it cold water? This sounds painful snd complicated, yet INTENSELY INTRIGUING!


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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 
HYPE MASTER REPORTING FOR DUTY 
 
GET THIS SHIT TAKE THESE GOALS AND SAY
 
"LISTEN
 
HECK OFF I AM BETTER THAN YOU"


YOUR HYPE IS A GREAT AND TERRIBLE SWORD OF LAVA THAT SHALL BURN THE SLIME MONSTERS OF LAMENESS UNTO CINDERS!


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I also want to punch a pull-up in the face again

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I have been thinking quite seriously about ways to make this dream come true, and i feel like maybe a little pulley with a lever and an arm with a little boxing glove attached is the way to go?


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following very, very quietly


WHAT CHEETAH I SEE NO CHEETAH


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MISSED YOUR DAMN FACE!!!!!!!!!


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I MISS YOUR FACE AS WELL!


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1 minute ago, rowan said:

 


WHAT CHEETAH I SEE NO CHEETAH


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your thread says

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

so I thought we was sneakin'

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"Forget failure.  Forget mistakes.  Forget everything except what you're going to do NOW, and DO IT." - Lou Ferrigno

"Foxes Never Quit!"  -  Leicester City FC

KBO. - Churchill

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1 hour ago, rowan said:

Today I’m doing well but I haven’t had a chance to do movement- it just sort of got away from me and now I’m on a couch snuggled up with dog and with beau, and getting up is hard. I hereby announce that after posting this I shall go do the thing! Doing things! DOING THEEEMMM!

Did you do the things?

1 hour ago, rowan said:


Had a glass of wine with dinner tonight, but I think maybe an allowance of one or two drinks a week would be fine. Anything is better than 64 beers. Sheesh. Also it was Fancy Date Night, rather than me sitting in bed with a double whiskey watching anime, so yay?

I'm not a math person but that math seems to check out.

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I LOCKED MYSELF IN THE BATHROOM AND DID THE PUSHUPS AND STUFF WHOOOO!


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10 hours ago, rowan said:

I LOCKED MYSELF IN THE BATHROOM AND DID THE PUSHUPS AND STUFF WHOOOO!


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Did...did you escape the bathroom? Also, how big is your bathroom that you can do pushups in there?

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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11 hours ago, rowan said:

 


Wooooaahh- is it cold water? This sounds painful snd complicated, yet INTENSELY INTRIGUING!


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Hahaha no it's whatever temperature water you put in it. So it could be cold if you wanted but that hurts my teeth so I use warm water :D

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On 11/27/2018 at 7:34 PM, rowan said:

daily pushups, flossing, drinking 3 glasses of water a day

 

Image result for flossing dance gif

 

HAAAAAI ROWAN! ERMURGURD, SO GLAD TO SEE YA! ;)

 

On 11/27/2018 at 7:34 PM, rowan said:

start going back to Parkour, etc etc etc.

 

Very much this ^^^! I've been wanting to start doing parkour again as well :D 

 

Image result for parkour gif

 

Wolf

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Class: Operator/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 196#

Stats: STR: 28 / DEX: 20 / END: 21 / CON: 27 / WIS: 31 / CHA: 30

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Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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*TUNES INTO RADIO ROWAN AND CRANKS UP THE VOLUUUUUUUUUME*

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

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

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So much STOKE HERE! (i guess i must capslock along too. teehee.) Following.

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Previous challenges: DaemonCorax doesn't go on vacation

(STR 21; DEX 3; STA 10.5; CON 8.3; WIS 15; CHA 2 - but these are SUPER out of date.)

While we have to stay away from the desert, we can always ride our bikes.

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YES GOOD ALL MUST LOCK THEIR CAPS IN ORDER TO ENGAGE MAXIMUM HYPE DRIVE! and speaking of hype it’s FRIIIDAY!

Week 1 Day 5

So far so good! Full marks yesterday, although I did go to my sci-fi book club last night (IS ANYONE ELSE LOSING THEIR MINDS OVER THE THREE BODY PROBLEM?) and I had two glasses of red wine, as well as Dried Squid Noodles and savory Acorn Jelly. Don’t ask cause i truly do not know but it was all delicious.

Yesterday i also went to the dentist for the first time in a year, sweating bullets because I thought I was going to have to get a root canal. BUT! Turns out not at the moment. Which is good. But jeegus. Feeling EXTREMELY motivated about flossing rn.

Another busy weekend- Annual Fancy Lasagna night tonight, going to see Mitski in concert tomorrow, and Sunday is the Annual Extended Version LOTR Marathon And Feast. Planning to work out tomorrow- i have a few classes lined up in case i flake or sleep in. Gonna do itthough. GONNA DO IT.

More later, as I’m currently in a Sweetgreen on my lunch break and gotta head back to my Desk Job, but i love you all with a love like unto several volcanoes stacked on top of each other!


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YES GOOD ALL MUST LOCK THEIR CAPS IN ORDER TO ENGAGE MAXIMUM HYPE DRIVE! and speaking of hype it’s FRIIIDAY!

Week 1 Day 5

So far so good! Full marks yesterday, although I did go to my sci-fi book club last night (IS ANYONE ELSE LOSING THEIR MINDS OVER THE THREE BODY PROBLEM?) and I had two glasses of red wine, as well as Dried Squid Noodles and savory Acorn Jelly. Don’t ask cause i truly do not know but it was all delicious.

Yesterday i also went to the dentist for the first time in a year, sweating bullets because I thought I was going to have to get a root canal. BUT! Turns out not at the moment. Which is good. But jeegus. Feeling EXTREMELY motivated about flossing rn.

Another busy weekend- Annual Fancy Lasagna night tonight, going to see Mitski in concert tomorrow, and Sunday is the Annual Extended Version LOTR Marathon And Feast. Planning to work out tomorrow- i have a few classes lined up in case i flake or sleep in. Gonna do itthough. GONNA DO IT.

More later, as I’m currently in a Sweetgreen on my lunch break and gotta head back to my Desk Job, but i love you all with a love like unto several volcanoes stacked on top of each other!


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