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[JediNickD] World 5 Level 1: "It Was Too Late."

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Welcome back for another episode of The Exciting Adventures of JediNickD! It was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away that I joined this site and started my first challenge.  World 1 was my first extended stay through 22 challenges.  I took a hiatus from NF and came back with a new direction for my goals where I warped to World 2, which I defeated in a Boss Fight slaying some mighty big goals. In World 3, I continue to develop my fitness, getting my body in the best shape of my life, even with the Degenerative Disc Disease, Arthritis, Disc Fissures, and more.  Through physical therapy exercises and karate, I have maintained my core and back muscles to ease the pressure off my spine, but in the end I defeated World 3 by transforming my life into a new form.  With chiropractic care healing my spine, reaching the high ranks at karate, blazing through the new Toastmasters education program called Pathways, and working to complete Novice rank at IJRS, World 4 was something new everyday.  I have moved over to the Monks to reach for more diversity in my workouts and culture as my focus has been more on my karate training in the recent months.  As I actively take on more responsibility of coaching, mentoring, and teaching in all aspects of my life, I can see a different me forming with World 5 on the horizon.

 

World 5 begins now. 

 

I just keep on L-I-V-I-N, fight the good fight lightin' it up, and level up my life! 

 

Challenge Lesson:  "It was too late."    

 

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Luke Skywalker: Lesson two. Now that they're extinct, the Jedi are romanticized, deified. But if your strip away the myth and look at their deeds, the legacy of the Jedi is failure. Hypocrisy, hubris.

Rey: That's not true!

Luke Skywalker: At the height of their powers, they allowed Darth Sidious to rise, create the Empire, and wipe them out. It was a Jedi Master who was responsible for the training and creation of Darth Vader.

Rey: And a Jedi who saved him. Yes. Your father was the most hated man in the galaxy. He caused so much death and destruction for many years. But you saw there was conflict inside him. You believed that he wasn't gone. That he could be turned.

Luke Skywalker: And I became a legend. For many years, there was balance and then I saw... Ben. My nephew with that mighty Skywalker blood. And in my hubris, I thought I could train him, I could pass on my strengths. Han was... Han was about it, but... Leia trusted me with her son. I took him, and a dozen students, and began a training temple. By the time I realized I was no match for the darkness rising in him, it was too late.

Rey: What happened?

Luke Skywalker: I went to confront him, and he turned on me. He must've thought I was dead. When I came to, the temple was burning. He had vanished with a handful of my students, and slaughtered the rest. Leia blamed Snoke, but... it was me. I failed. Because I was Luke Skywalker. Jedi Master. A legend.

Rey: The galaxy may need a legend. I need someone to show me my place in all this. And you didn't fail Kylo. Kylo failed you. I won't.

 

 

My Black Belt training started off fast and I was blazing with confidence in myself to earn that belt.  But my confidence was too high and before I realized it, it was too late.  I hit a wall on Saturday... actually a fist... and actually, it hit me.  I was already out of sorts with two rigorous fights, which had me gasping hard, but the third fight and most jarring, that fist, had me shaken and a bit dazed.  I thought I was ready for my Red stripe test.  I woke up early, stretched my muscles, hydrated my body, and relaxed my mind.  In class, I blasted through warm up and drills.  When the matches were set to start, I had the quickest hand and loudest voice to get the first match (and second and third for the stripe test).  I mentally checked my opponents techniques and knew what to expect from each fighter as I had favorable matches before with each.  As I stood in front of the first, I planned my pacing to avoid getting winded.  My plan was rock solid. 

 

We all know about a good plan, right?  It is good right up to the first step of implementation, then it might as well be written on a diaper, because you'll have to change it with every shit storm.  My first opponent came at me harder and faster than I expected, landing a few head shots, which was probably the start of my issues.  I stayed offensive and kept a hard pace, but he slipped those shots in anyway.  After that match I was a little disappointed in myself and I was more winded than planned.  I told myself to relax and round 2 would be easier.  It wasn't.  I was out of steam already.  What happened?  I don't know.  Third match, I decided to shift gears at the start and tried a different opening kick, because my opponent knew from my regular stance that the side kick was coming.  I did a jump up hook kick, lost my balance coming down and crashed on the floor.  I sprained a finger and I'm sure I looked like an idiot.  We got set again and I set off on the offensive, sticking to my plan for this opponent, but with the fuel all spent, I labored to keep up and he got some distance.  The match turned for just a second and he landed that fist on my eye socket.  I saw stars and tried to collect myself.  I kept my distance avoiding his kicks as best I could, but eventually I lost my balance and they called the match.  I was concussed and could not finish. 

 

My wife and two of the instructors said I looked "off" in the first fight, then saw a dramatic fade in my energy during the second fight.  I was certainly concussed, but I was also pale and winded.  Hydration and breathing brought my color back, but I worry that my almost 39 year-old body was not as ready as I was mentally.  Was it my lungs, my muscles, my blood flow, my rattled brain?  All of the above?

 

The Black Belt creed is about Commitment and how things go your way when you are most committed.  I was committed and I had worked hard to be ready.  My spirit was as strong and youthful as ever.  It is a tough lesson to learn, that an aging body does not always keep up with a young spirit.  There will be more days like this.  I learned to be ok with it, but more importantly, I need to learn how to handle it as it is happening, so I don't over extend myself and end up vulnerable to a smash in the face.  I need to work on knowing where to be one step ahead so I can avoid being too late.

 

My Main Quest and Mission:

My mission is to be the best Jedi I can be. My main quest is always to enhance my overall health, fitness, and knowledge to be prepared for whatever challenges life could throw at me. As a Jedi, I need to be able to help people, whether that is a life threatening situation or just a charitable one. There is no boss level in Jedi training, there is only tomorrow.

 

I'm using Habitica and Excel to track a ton of things, so I may make some changes below to better integrate them, but I'm sticking to the basics drawn to 5 Weeks.

 

World 5 Level 1 Challenge:

FITNESS:

  • Cardio: Speed and Stamina - 500 min total, 100 weekly.  Track time and distance. 

    STA +1
     

  • Walking: Fortify the Spine - 1250 min total, 250 weekly. 
    CON +1
     

  • Exercise: HIIT Lifting and Bodyweight - 300 min total, 60 weekly. 

    STR +1, STA +1
     

  • Flexibility: Stretching and Physical Therapy - 700 min total, 140 weekly.  

    DEX +1
     

  • Karate: Training and Practice - 1500 min total, 300 weekly.  Track progress towards belt.  Track improvement on all material. 
    DEX +1, STR +1
     

DIET:

  • Lean Body - Track weight. Complete measurements before or during Week 1 and again during or after Week 5.  Looking to maintain 150 lbs or less while shrinking my waist and building muscle.
    CON +1
     
  • Keep on cutting out the crap - No CheezIts, limit snacking at work, cut down portion sizes.  Drink more water.
    CON +1

 

LIFE:

  • Get Stuff Done - Complete 110 Hours of various Chores and Maintenance, with at least 22 hours each week.  Chores and Maintenance are the following areas (goal hours for challenge)
    • Dishes (16), Laundry (10), Cooking/Cleaning/Dusting/Vacuuming/Trash/Other (32), Yard Work (2), Animal Care (24), Home Renovation and Auto Maintenance (10)

          WIS +1, CHA +1
 

  • Epic Quest - Complete something EPIC!  I want to be able to look back at my four week challenge and say, "that was the challenge I did X".  My challenges tend to be a lot of the same old.  I've given myself plenty to improve in small steps, but I also want to see big strides in the things I've been working on.  What box can I check?  What have I been procrastinating?  What am I focusing on?

          WIS +2, CHA +2

 

 

INCENTIVES!  Working hard for CASH!  ($218.85 carried over)
 

  1. REWARD:  For each week in which I complete 25 or more hours of Chores and Maintenance, I will put aside $10 to spend how I see fit. 
    CONSEQUENCE:  For any week where I complete less than 22 hours, I will give up $10 of saved cash.
     
  2. REWARD:  $5 for each Personal Project hour
    CONSEQUENCE : Lose $10 for each week without at least one hour for Personal Projects.
     
  3. REWARD:  $5 for each HIIT workout.  For a healthy heart among other things, HIIT is recommended by my health coach.  I don't like them, but they are a necessary evil.
    CONSEQUENCE: Lose $5 for each week without a HIIT workout.
     
  4. REWARD:  $5 for each day with weight below 154.0 lbs.
    CONSEQUENCE:  Lose $5 each day with weight above 156.0 lbs. 
     
  5. REWARD: $5 for 1 Sprint/Run/Bike workout (minimum 10 reps/30 min/10 min), $10 for second, $20 for third and up. 
    CONSEQUENCE:  Lose $10 for each week without one of these workouts.

 

BONUSES: 

  • $1 for each hour working on Jedi Training (mentoring, reading/writing, charity, meditation, IJRS lessons). 
  • $2 for each hour working on Toastmasters including meetings.
  • $2 for each Home Renovation or Auto Maintenance hour

 

PENALTIES:

  • Lose $10 for eating pizza, candy, popcorn, CheezIts, pretzels, potato chips.
  • Lose $10 for more than 6 Dr Peppers a week or more than 6 meals with cheese a week.
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Ran a 5k for September 11th.  A somber ceremony, but a nice event.  They had a team challenge of lugging firefighter gear the whole 5k.  I'm not in shape for that.  I might have been in June if not for the tendonitis (which is finally better, I think!).  Anyway, I did alright with the 5k with a consistent 10 minute/mile pace until the 3rd mile.  I took a few walks, first triggered by cheering on the challenge teams heading towards the first mile mark, then I just needed a couple breathers.  I finished the last quarter mile with a strong kick, ramping up to a sprint through the finish.  I felt best about that.  Another 5k (Pollution Prevention Week) in two weeks, where I should do better.  Cardio between now and then will focus on getting faster feet and longer lungs for spar class.  It'll translate to a good 5k.

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Starting out at 157.0 lbs.  Worked on karate this morning bouncing with quick feet.  On Saturday morning, I had a setback on my lower back.  Spasms, inflexible, and painful.  I loosened up by the evening and the next day I was ok, just sore.  I didn't do anything Friday to hurt it, but Thursday night was spar.  I iced my back on Friday as a precaution, but I wasn't in pain or tight.  I guess this is being old.  Some days you just wake up broken.  Other days are just normal pain.  And all days you just gotta keep on LIVIN.

 

The week is booked.  Karate tonight, Toastmasters tomorrow, School Meeting Wednesday, karate Thursday, Bingo Friday, Renn Faire Saturday, Sunday Church and Football day. 

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Subbed for Badassary.

And that sounds like an adrenaline dump which is caused by stress and you see it loads in mma fighters making a ufc debut or who get close to a finish and fail.

How much sparring did you get in before the test if you don't mind me asking? Also do you guys test bare handed?

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1 hour ago, Devlin said:

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And that sounds like an adrenaline dump which is caused by stress and you see it loads in mma fighters making a ufc debut or who get close to a finish and fail.

How much sparring did you get in before the test if you don't mind me asking? Also do you guys test bare handed?

 

We did a bunch of bouncing drills for quick feet, which I was pushing hard on, because my footwork is uncoordinated (I'm a terrible dancer).  My matches were the first after that, so hardly any rest.  Spar is always with gear (head, hands, feet, mouth, and cup).

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155.6 lbs

 

Kata practice last night and this morning.  I wanted to drill in the details I got from the instructors last night.  I also worked on my combos.  The Jump Turn Back is giving me issues.  My stiff hips won't allow me to go fast and whip the leg.  My side, hook, and axe kicks are ok if I give a pause to get the jump, but the in-to-out crescent kick is sloppy.  I need to keep stretching and working to loosen it up. 

 

Tonight is Toastmasters.  I should be doing a 20 min discussion project on recruitment.  Should be fun. 

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Hot tub, stretch, and recumbent bike this morning.  I woke up a little sore, so I took it easy.  Tomorrow is an active day.  I plan to run in the morning, then I have two karate classes.

 

I skipped the scale at the gym, because they had to evacuate for a potential electrical fire.  After biking, I went to get a drink from the water fountain and smelt burning or melting plastic.  I reported it to the front desk who checked and decided to call the fire department. I jumped in the shower and got out as quick as I could anticipating the evacuation.  I was dressed just in time. 

 

Toastmasters last night, I crushed two projects.  I've finished all Level 1 projects in my 6 Paths and completed three Level 2 awards as well.  One more Level 2, and maybe three Level 3 awards by end of June?  Maybe!  It is only 3 speeches per level, which means three levels is similar to one traditional communication award. 

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155.0 lbs

 

Stretch and sprints.  My hamstrings didn't enjoy it, but I kept up the speed.  I need to do that more for my lungs and heart rate.  I'll be chaperoning nights and mornings at adventure camp with my daughter all next week, which won't leave room for workouts.  I'll miss an entire week of karate as well. 

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155.8 lbs

 

Kicks and combos after stretching this morning.  I'm worried I have a nagging collarbone injury putting weight on my chest resulting in quick exasperation.  For a few weeks, I have been working on my shoulders and arms to improve my guards and punches for spar, but each time it doesn't take much to make me feel like my chest was caving in.  I might just need to work on my breathing in the drills, but the weakness I have felt in my chest recently along with the breathing issue worried me.  I don't want to look it up, because I don't want to freak myself out, but I also don't want to do something stupid to myself. 

 

I'm going to have to squeeze workouts and exercises in at lunch time all week.   5k on Thursday should be fun.  I think I'm good to go for it.

 

Renn Faire was a lot of fun.  Got to play with a few swords and measure my preferred weight for a one-handed rapier.  One of these days I might buy one.  We have a few at home, but they are decorations.  I should take out the Highlander log sword and practice with though.  Great upper body workout.

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WebMD says worst case I could be experiencing Cervical Spondylosis or Hypothyroidism... probably not either.  I couldn't find anything linked directly to the collarbone.  Both are too severe at this point and would have shown up on tests from last winter, but if this keeps up for a couple months, then I'm going to get checked again.  Most likely, today's issues are just symptoms from my flu shot on Thursday.  My issues from Sept 7th at spar are likely unrelated to today.  But I am tracking these things just in case.

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On 9/23/2019 at 11:19 AM, JediNickD said:

WebMD says worst case I could be experiencing Cervical Spondylosis or Hypothyroidism... probably not either.  I couldn't find anything linked directly to the collarbone.  Both are too severe at this point and would have shown up on tests from last winter, but if this keeps up for a couple months, then I'm going to get checked again.  Most likely, today's issues are just symptoms from my flu shot on Thursday.  My issues from Sept 7th at spar are likely unrelated to today.  But I am tracking these things just in case.

 

The mild flu-like symptoms continue, so it has to be the flu shot effects.  Poor sleeping conditions (awful bed mattress and pillow with loud boys refusing to sleep) are not helping recovery, but I'll be fine.  Able to workout in the mornings while the kids sleep in.  Not the intensity I need, but it is something.  5k will be a struggle tomorrow, but I'll be fine. 

 

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5k was fun.  My mile splits were 8:27, 9:34, and 10:16 with a final time of 30:10 and a solid kick at the finish.  I was feeling good and loose so I went for it.  I cranked up the pace this time and my body was ready for it. 

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156.2 lbs

 

Stretch and karate practice this morning.  Worked on combos and quickness.  Finished with bag work to improve controlled speed and cooled down with artistic Ko Ryu kata. My details from spar class on Saturday was to improve my control while still delivering quick strikes.  I worked on it with the bag, but I'm not sure I'll show any improvement by next Saturday. 

 

For my Red Stripe test, I tested last, and the fighters I would expect to get had already fought against another tester.  I expected to still get the same three since that is what they put me against in my last two tests.  Instead, they gave me two young kids for my first two matches.  The first was a 13 year old black belt who I knew would be fast and come after me.  I kept moving and avoided being hit, but when I delivered punches the kid ran in and ate it.  He was fighting angry and not being smart against a bigger opponent.  I'm not sure what they want me to do when a kid comes at me hard like that.  I used my feet to keep him at a distance, but he was quick to retaliate and gave me little choice.  The next was a lower rank 11 year old  girl who is really good with her feet, but she didn't use them.  I guess I kept her from using them staying on the offensive, but taking it real easy hardly making contact.  One of the instructors said I can't do that either.  He said my controlled "misses" weren't helping my opponent.  Ok, fine, I'll work on more controlled power with contact.  My last fighter was a black belt 17 year old, whom I know well.  I was able to counter his attacks, get inside, and use my punch combos.  I was wearing down, so I couldn't do too many complicated spinning kick combos, but I did mix it up to stay unpredictable, which they liked.  They gave me a fourth opponent, who was the tiniest little girl with no gear.  She is 6 or 7 maybe, standing at 2 and half feet tall.  It was non-contact, so my job was to move, get out of the way, and control my counter attacks (or more controlled "misses"). 

 

I feel like I did everything they are asking of me from the first two tests (pacing myself so I can stay in the fight, guarding myself better while on offense, and moving quicker to circle my opponent to create openings while avoiding attacks) and now I have new details, some contradicting the others, and I have to do the 3 minute test a fourth time (fifth time going for 3 straight minutes if you count in the spring when I fought a guy three straight minutes for his Red Stripe test).  It's a little frustrating that it seems like they are holding me to a higher standard, but at the same time it is a nice pat on the back that they are giving me more of their time and focus.  I just hope I can show them improvement next time.

 

 

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155.0 lbs

 

I crushed Monday too hard.  Lunch time sprints, some football/rugby training (mostly, kick and chase), and karate class in the evening felt great, but while lying in bed, I ended up with a muscle cramp in my right thigh.  It's an odd spot on the inside near the knee, not the hamstring, groin, or quad.  I've never had a cramp there, but I haven't done the training I did in a long time.  The cramp slowed me down yesterday, stretching and exercising easy (and the hot tub).  I was hoping to go to the gym at lunch again, but decided to let it heal longer instead.  I did the recumbent bike this morning instead of a run.  Karate class tonight could be tough if we do combos.  I should be fine though if I sempai first and get a good limber warm up.  I just need to take care of myself after with some protein, potassium, water, and stretching. 

 

Toastmasters today and I'm suppose to have a speech.  I have a few always ready, but I was hoping to have something new ready.  I need to keep working on it, so I'll go to the well.  At least, I'll complete a Level 3 Award, so that is nice.

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153.4 lbs

 

Yesterday, I went through the Karate gauntlet thrown down by myself.  After Monday's setback cramp, I've been cautious, but I've been behind on class count, and I had zero stripes, so I needed to drill hard and be ready for Saturday spar class.  I ended up missing class on Wednesday, because the kids are sick, so Thursday was catch-up day for personal workouts and karate classes.  230 minutes of practice between morning and lunch workouts, sempai junior class, and attending advanced and adult classes.  I almost had a stomach cramp during adult class from having my abs engaged for 10 minutes straight during an evasion and counter attack drill, but my body felt awesome after class.  I'm sore, but it is good sore.  I hit the hot tub this morning, stretched, exercised, and did some cardio with the soccer ball.  I kept it light, because I'm planning 3 classes tomorrow, sempai, spar, and advanced.  Then I have a birthday party for one of my nephews.

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157.2 lbs

 

Damn pizza.  I need to give that stuff up.

 

Karate practice this morning.  Combos, forms, bag work, footwork drills, and weighted shoulder rolls and punches.  Building quickness.  

 

Saturday went well with class and spar.  I fought 3 one minute rounds against good opponents, using control with contact.  The bigger guys got fists of fury from me, as I used my hands being quick on the attack to keep them occupied and guard my head at the same time.  I got a fourth opponent for 30 seconds, because they wanted to wear me down to evaluate.  My training and stamina were on point Saturday.  I was ready to go another 3 rounds.  I didn't sempai to give us a little more time before heading to the birthday party.  I need to remember to ask the instructors about doing my creed before class.  And I need to find out what Blue stripe is. 

 

The birthday party was a lot of fun.  All 8 kids on my brother's side and I believe all 7 from my sister-in-law's side.  Only one couple was missing (on travel in Germany for Oktoberfest).  I behaved with the food and drink, eating a big salad and avoided the cheese dip.  I didn't avoid the popcorn completely, though. 

 

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Neat! Glad to see that you've kept going through all this different strife and struggle. You kept having good reasons to quit and you kept not quitting. That's awesome.

 

Also, holding your ground on social eating? Hardcore, man. That's never been a line I've been willing to draw, so you get, like, all the points for that.

 

How are you holding up after so much practice?

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I've been so busy, getting over here has been difficult.  I've loaded the site, type a sentence or half, then my attention was elsewhere.  I'm hardly keeping up with the Rugby World Cup!  It doesn't help that it is in Japan and games air at 5am.  Why doesn't the gym televise the games?  They told me their channels are locked. 

 

I am keeping up with my goals though.  We are in the home stretch, and I'm right on track.  I wish I was doing a little better un-gaining the few pounds I picked up over the summer.  I just feel better at 150 than I do at 155.  It is more about the love handles sticking out for how I feel about my look.  And it more about the dietary choices which make my stomach feel bloated and icky.  The maintain 150, I make better choices and those love handles shrink just enough to make me look how I feel. 

 

Out of town this coming weekend for my wife and I's 14th wedding anniversary.  We are heading to my parent's lake house for weekend away.  It'll be nice and quiet, just being us, but I know she'll get bored if I don't hunt down some nearby fun.  We may just take the kayaks out and spend the whole day at the lake.  But I have to be prepared.

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World 5 Level 1 Challenge GRADES:

FITNESS:

  • Cardio: Speed and Stamina - 500 min total, 100 weekly.  Track time and distance. 

    STA +1  A = 500 min, weekly met
     

  • Walking: Fortify the Spine - 1250 min total, 250 weekly. 
    CON +1  A = 1870 min, weekly met
     

  • Exercise: HIIT Lifting and Bodyweight - 300 min total, 60 weekly. 

    STR +1, STA +1  A = 300 min, weekly met
     

  • Flexibility: Stretching and Physical Therapy - 700 min total, 140 weekly.  

    DEX +1  A = 750 min, weekly met
     

  • Karate: Training and Practice - 1500 min total, 300 weekly.  Track progress towards belt.  Track improvement on all material. 
    DEX +1, STR +1   A = 1710 min, weekly met

DIET:

  • Lean Body - Track weight. Complete measurements before or during Week 1 and again during or after Week 5.  Looking to maintain 150 lbs or less while shrinking my waist and building muscle.
    CON +1  A
     
  • Keep on cutting out the crap - No CheezIts, limit snacking at work, cut down portion sizes.  Drink more water.
    CON +1  A

 

LIFE:

  • Get Stuff Done - Complete 110 Hours of various Chores and Maintenance, with at least 22 hours each week.  Chores and Maintenance are the following areas (goal hours for challenge)
    • Dishes (16), Laundry (10), Cooking/Cleaning/Dusting/Vacuuming/Trash/Other (32), Yard Work (2), Animal Care (24), Home Renovation and Auto Maintenance (10)

          WIS +1, CHA +1  A = 116 hrs, weekly met
 

  • Epic Quest - Complete something EPIC!  I want to be able to look back at my four week challenge and say, "that was the challenge I did X".  My challenges tend to be a lot of the same old.  I've given myself plenty to improve in small steps, but I also want to see big strides in the things I've been working on.  What box can I check?  What have I been procrastinating?  What am I focusing on?

          WIS +2, CHA +2  A = Epic Stuff involved a variety of things, such as earning some stripes in karate, play practice for a kids play at church, doing a ton of Toastmasters speeches completing projects, mentoring other Toastmasters, and having an Epic Adventure with my wife for our 14th Anniversary (first ever Escape Room!, hiking, X-wing Mega Battle, and so on). 

 

 

INCENTIVES!  Working hard for CASH!  ($218.85 carried over)  $516.85 SAVED

  1. REWARD:  For each week in which I complete 25 or more hours of Chores and Maintenance, I will put aside $10 to spend how I see fit. 
    CONSEQUENCE:  For any week where I complete less than 22 hours, I will give up $10 of saved cash.
     
  2. REWARD:  $5 for each Personal Project hour
    CONSEQUENCE : Lose $10 for each week without at least one hour for Personal Projects.
     
  3. REWARD:  $5 for each HIIT workout.  For a healthy heart among other things, HIIT is recommended by my health coach.  I don't like them, but they are a necessary evil.
    CONSEQUENCE: Lose $5 for each week without a HIIT workout.
     
  4. REWARD:  $5 for each day with weight below 154.0 lbs.
    CONSEQUENCE:  Lose $5 each day with weight above 156.0 lbs. 
     
  5. REWARD: $5 for 1 Sprint/Run/Bike workout (minimum 10 reps/30 min/10 min), $10 for second, $20 for third and up. 
    CONSEQUENCE:  Lose $10 for each week without one of these workouts.

 

BONUSES: 

  • $1 for each hour working on Jedi Training (mentoring, reading/writing, charity, meditation, IJRS lessons). 
  • $2 for each hour working on Toastmasters including meetings.
  • $2 for each Home Renovation or Auto Maintenance hour

 

PENALTIES:

  • Lose $10 for eating pizza, candy, popcorn, CheezIts, pretzels, potato chips.
  • Lose $10 for more than 6 Dr Peppers a week or more than 6 meals with cheese a week.
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Wow. This worked out really awesome for you, then, didn't it? You hit every single target you aimed at, and did a bunch of epic stuff to boot. This is so cool! So happy for you. :)

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