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GOALS

Fitness

  • Karate class twice a week
    • Side goal: Order sparring gear, start sparring classes
    • Side goal: Learn green belt form
  • One more workout per week (usually kickboxing)
    • Side goal: Get in some climbing this challenge
    • Side goal: Register for the Pride 5k

 

Diet

  • Make a big-ass salad once a week
    • Side goal: Make some non-lettuce salads
  • Cook a vegetable-centric meal prep once per week
    • Side goal: Make a new recipe or two

Life

  • Plan 4 hours of project work per week every Monday
  • Keep working on Thai language lessons

 

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Our story so far for those just tuning in: I'm a middle-aged vegetarian bisexual academic librarian writer and new karate student and I do kickboxing and climbing and meditation and I'm way into rogues and thieves and assassins and I like Ninja Warrior and lucha wrestling and I'm going to Thailand this summer and I'm working on a spaceship LARP set on a real battleship in the fall okay you're up to speed.

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BAM FIRST!

Youhou sparring!

 

2 minutes ago, RogueLibrarian said:

I'm a middle-aged vegetarian bisexual academic librarian writer and new karate student and I do kickboxing and climbing and meditation and I'm way into rogues and thieves and assassins and I like Ninja Warrior and lucha wrestling and I'm going to Thailand this summer and I'm working on a spaceship LARP set on a real battleship in the fall okay you're up to speed.

 

Love that whole sentence :D

 

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2 minutes ago, @mu said:

BAM FIRST!

Youhou sparring!

 

Woo hoo!

 

2 minutes ago, @mu said:

Love that whole sentence :D

 

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3 hours ago, RogueLibrarian said:

Our story so far for those just tuning in: I'm a middle-aged vegetarian bisexual academic librarian writer and new karate student and I do kickboxing and climbing and meditation and I'm way into rogues and thieves and assassins and I like Ninja Warrior and lucha wrestling and I'm going to Thailand this summer and I'm working on a spaceship LARP set on a real battleship in the fall okay you're up to speed.

a) this is an awesome summary and b) now I'm feeling like maybe I should do this? It seems like a good practice to just sorta sum everything up, even as a reminder to myself what's going on. 

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13 hours ago, RogueLibrarian said:

okay you're up to speed.

I already knew all of that but reading it compressed into one sentence like that makes me feel like I am not only up to speed but approaching warp speed :D 

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15 hours ago, traaki said:

a) this is an awesome summary and b) now I'm feeling like maybe I should do this? It seems like a good practice to just sorta sum everything up, even as a reminder to myself what's going on. 

 

I don't know when I started doing that, but it's fun to think about.

 

15 hours ago, traaki said:

ALSO GOOD LUCK ON THE CHALLENGE! You will have great success; I'm sure of it.

 

THANKS BUDDY I'm trying to be realistic about what I want/need to hit this time through.

 

14 hours ago, Happienumber said:

You’re not allowed to get sick this time. It’s illegal.

 

Amen to that. I'm mostly resting up this week even though I feel better, just to make sure I've got my steam back before hitting the gym too hard.

 

5 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Great summary! :lol:

 

NF speed-dating.

 

5 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

I already knew all of that but reading it compressed into one sentence like that makes me feel like I am not only up to speed but approaching warp speed :D 

 

NF WARP-SPEED-DATING

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Yoooo.

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23 hours ago, raptron said:

Yoooo.

 

23 hours ago, Asa Pond said:

Hello here for this

 

17 hours ago, KB Girl said:

:) So when is your next belt test? 

 

HELLO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE I gotta go follow everybody back today.

 

Belt tests are every eight weeks, so classes start back on Monday and my green belt test will be in mid-May. 

 

I was thinking about an experimental gym break this afternoon, but I had a meeting come up so that won't work out -- I'll be back at kickboxing class tomorrow, though. I've taken walks a couple of days this week at work since the weather has turned super nice (well, except for the rain today).

 

Lucha wrestling on Sunday (watching, not participating). FRONT ROW!

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25 minutes ago, RogueLibrarian said:

Belt tests are every eight weeks, so classes start back on Monday and my green belt test will be in mid-May. 

Isn't that really frequent? Are there a lot of students? I'm just imagining that while the initial progress is quick it will take longer and longer to level up the better you get.

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54 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

Isn't that really frequent? Are there a lot of students?

 

I guess it is? There are 15 or so adult students and A LOT of children. I guess the idea is that they're offering frequent opportunities to test but of course we are not always ready for a new test by the end of the 8 weeks.

 

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I'm just imagining that while the initial progress is quick it will take longer and longer to level up the better you get.

 

Oh, definitely. And not everyone tests every time. Higher levels go several cycles before they're ready to test, I think, and of course black belts take years. So far I'm testing every cycle but I expect that to slow way down later -- well, what am I saying, I've only been to two tests so I barely know what's going on yet. :) 

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12 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

Makes sense. It's great that your coach lets you know when you're ready. :) 

 

And there are more degrees between the upper belt levels. Once I'm past green, the belts start going basic (white stripe), regular (no stripe), advanced (black stripe), so there are more levels between colors. And from what I've observed, when you hit red the promotions slow way down.

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1 hour ago, RogueLibrarian said:

 

And there are more degrees between the upper belt levels. Once I'm past green, the belts start going basic (white stripe), regular (no stripe), advanced (black stripe), so there are more levels between colors. And from what I've observed, when you hit red the promotions slow way down.

 

It's a good strategy for people to stick to it long enough :) When I did aikido, I did pass 1 test, maybe 2? I can't remember because you're white belt until you get the black one with the black fancy pants :wub:  but that takes a long time... :sorrow:

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6 hours ago, RogueLibrarian said:

 

And there are more degrees between the upper belt levels. Once I'm past green, the belts start going basic (white stripe), regular (no stripe), advanced (black stripe), so there are more levels between colors. And from what I've observed, when you hit red the promotions slow way down.

The breakdown between belts is probably useful to keep people motivated between advancements.  When I was doing martial arts, the belts were just colors, so white to yellow to something else.  I have been an orange belt, a green belt, and a blue belt, but have never been higher than whatever comes after yellow  :D  (no standard between disciplines on the color progressions apparently)

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Here's ours. I'm advanced gold, the yellow with black stripe. 

 

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9 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

All I'm thinking is that the brown belt is really ugly compared to the other ones and that it would suck to get stuck between red and black for the longest time.

 

Right? I'm going to want to settle on purple for a while.

 

8 hours ago, KB Girl said:

I think it's brilliant :) Lots of motivation to keep getting better and by the time you're slowing down you're already committed to the process anyway :D

 

Yep! I like that there's recognition of progress between the major levels. And I enjoy the ritual of testing and being promoted.

 

So, it was HARD to go back to kickboxing after more than a week off. Actually I guess it's been two weeks since my last kickboxing class as such. But I made it.

 

Also, I have ORDERED MY SPARRING GEAR. I've already got my headgear and gloves and the rest is on the way. So I guess I'm committed.

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Sparring!  Sparring was always my favorite part of karate classes

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