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Hey Rebels! I'm normally a Druid but I thought I'd put on my Rebel hat and come hang with you guys for a challenge or two. (I've been using a battle log more than the challenge forums but decided to come back for the anniversary.) Anyway, a little bit about me: turning 30 this year (OMG), I work in the mortgage industry and I'm trying to become a writer (I've been working on my current novel for forever, and I'd really love to finish it this year), I love reading sci-fi/fantasy, and occasionally I draw anime (though I'm trying to branch out into comic book style). With work starting the busy season, I expect to be super slammed for the foreseeable future, so right now it's all about staying consistent and maintaining the good habits I've already built (and am still building). I've got 2 plans set up--one for when I'm feeling 100% and one for when I'm only feeling about 10%. I call them my 100% plan and my 10% plan. A while back I had gotten into the habit of doing all or nothing, which meant I ended up doing nothing, so I made up two separate plans to make sure I'm always doing something, even if it's only a little bit. It seems to be working pretty well so far. Anyway, here are my goals for the next 5 weeks:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Strength training 20 minutes on Mondays

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays

        - Walking 30 minutes on Saturdays

 

10% plan:

        - Strength training 5 minutes on Mondays

        - Yoga 10 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat 2-3 servings of fruit per day

        - Eat 1 serving of veggies per week 

 

10% plan:

        - Eat 1 serving of fruit per day

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page every day 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 30 minutes a day  

        - Cook breakfast on Sundays 

        - Go to bed half an hour early 

        - Draw once a week 

        - De-clutter the junk room once a week 

 

I think that's all for now. Crossing my fingers and hoping I can keep things going as work gets busier. (By the way, oh Great Forum Overlords (or anyone really), how does one go about creating a signature and adding links for battle logs and previous challenges and such?) Happy challenge everyone!

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I know I said this on a previous challenge, but I’m such a big fan of this 100%/10% approach. Pulling for you!

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Chapter 25: Theophilus is Mostly Done

Volume 1: Meanderings (2015 - 2020): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23

Volume 2: The Bar and the Bellwether (2021): 24 | 25

 

"May your curse in life be that your hard work is constantly mistaken for talent."

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13 hours ago, Jupiter said:

(By the way, oh Great Forum Overlords (or anyone really), how does one go about creating a signature and adding links for battle logs and previous challenges and such?) Happy challenge everyone!

 

HI Jupiter! Rebel it up yo! To edit your signature, click on your name at the upper right hand side of page, then go to account settings. From there you will see the signature aspect at the bottom of the list on the left, from there you can edit!

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Hi Hi! Following!

To link up to your past challenges in text rather than post format:

1.Find your previous challenge, open it, & copy the link.

2. Open your current challenge & either start a new post or add it to one already posted by locating the chain link button right beside the emoji button.

3. Click on it. Then paste your link in the top part where it says URL. Then enter your link title in the next box (ex. First Challenge). You can do this web pages outside of NF as well.

4. Hit save.

All done

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L3 Human Ranger/Assassin

Str. 6 Dex. 2 Sta. 1 Con. 12 Wis. 8 Cha. 3

https://www.nerdfitness.com/character/58014

Motto: Where there is life, there is hope.

Soli Deo Gloria

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21 hours ago, Jupiter said:

A while back I had gotten into the habit of doing all or nothing, which meant I ended up doing nothing, so I made up two separate plans to make sure I'm always doing something, even if it's only a little bit.

 

Feel you there, this is such a great strategy! following along!

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"...You must always keep the star in your heart
shining strong to defeat the dark and evil souls." - Queen Serenity

 

 

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Thank you guys, you are all awesome! :) 

 

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Monday's stats:

 

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan: 

        - Strength training 20 minutes on Mondays ✔️

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays

        - Walking 30 minutes on Saturdays

 

10% plan:

        - Strength training 5 minutes on Mondays

        - Yoga 10 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat 2-3 servings of fruit per day ✔️ -- 2 servings.

        - Eat 1 serving of veggies per week 

 

10% plan:

        - Eat 1 serving of fruit per day

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- I was super unfocused today but I pushed through the best I could and got through a page and a half. I think I'm getting a little obsessive though because I've worked on the same 2 pages the last 2 or 3 days. I think I need to try to move on tomorrow. 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page every day 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 30 minutes a day  -- Very unfocused tonight so this may or may not happen. 

        - Cook breakfast on Sundays 

        - Go to bed half an hour early 

        - Draw once a week 

        - De-clutter the junk room once a week 

 

Work was quiet today thanks to the holiday, so I was able to catch up a little bit (I'm way behind) so hopefully this will help me for the rest of the week. 

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Tuesday's stats:

 

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan:     -- rest day

        - Strength training 20 minutes on Mondays 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays

        - Walking 30 minutes on Saturdays

 

10% plan:

        - Strength training 5 minutes on Mondays

        - Yoga 10 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat 2-3 servings of fruit per day ✔️ -- 2 servings.

        - Eat 1 serving of veggies per week  ✔️

 

10% plan:

        - Eat 1 serving of fruit per day

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- Still not very focused, but managed to get through another page and a half. I think I'm starting to slowly figure out this scene. 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page every day 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 30 minutes a day  

        - Cook breakfast on Sundays 

        - Go to bed half an hour early 

        - Draw once a week  ✔️ -- Still working on the same drawing. It's not looking bad so far. 

        - De-clutter the junk room once a week

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22 hours ago, LostValkyrie19 said:

Woohoo!! Get that fruit!

For the drawing, hope it is going well! I am glad that you are able to find time for you to do that. 

 

Were you able to get a little ahead at work for the holiday?

 

Thanks! I think so. The proportions are off a bit but it doesn't look bad. :) 

 

Not at all, LOL. I managed to catch up a little bit on Monday, but then yesterday they threw a good 10 more files at me so I'm still way behind. I'm expecting behind-ness to become my natural state for a while LOL. 

 

17 hours ago, Waanie said:

Like the others, I love your concept of 100% and 10% :). Glad that your first two days were 100% days!

 

Thank you! :) 

 

8 hours ago, nianjufe said:

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Doing my best! 

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Wednesday stats:

 

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan:    

        - Strength training 20 minutes on Mondays 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays ✔️ -- Got in 25 minutes. 

        - Walking 30 minutes on Saturdays

 

10% plan:

        - Strength training 5 minutes on Mondays

        - Yoga 10 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat 2-3 servings of fruit per day ✔️ -- 2 servings.

        - Eat 1 serving of veggies per week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat 1 serving of fruit per day

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day ✔️ -- Had all the focus today and got through 2 pages. It's still a bit rough, but it's better. 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page every day 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 30 minutes a day  -- Will do once I log off. 

        - Cook breakfast on Sundays 

        - Go to bed half an hour early 

        - Draw once a week -- Will try to do once I log off. 

        - De-clutter the junk room once a week

 

Work is of course still nuts. My supervisor was going to give all of us more files to help out other teammates, but luckily I didn't get any, because I wouldn't have had time to do them. Still, work keeps piling up and I keep managing to kind of tread water. Usually I get super stressed but weirdly enough I felt very zen about it today and just couldn't bring myself to stress about it. As long as I can keep things from getting completely away from me, I can handle it. 

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On 2/19/2020 at 7:21 PM, Harriet said:

Oh, hi, I found your challenge! I'm dropping in for the drawing and writing! Excellent goals. 

 

Yay, hi! :) And thank you! :) 

 

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Thursday/Friday stats:

 

Fitness:

 

100% plan:    

        - Strength training 20 minutes on Mondays 

        - Yoga 20-30 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays 

        - Walking 30 minutes on Saturdays

 

10% plan:

        - Strength training 5 minutes on Mondays

        - Yoga 10 minutes on Wednesdays/Fridays ✔️ -- Yesterday was a rest day, and only got in 10 minutes of yoga today. Almost didn't do anything at all, but then I kicked myself into gear and did it.  

 

 

Nutrition:

 

100% plan: 

        - Eat 2-3 servings of fruit per day ✔️ -- 2 servings yesterday, 3 today.

        - Eat 1 serving of veggies per week  

 

10% plan:

        - Eat 1 serving of fruit per day

 

 

Intellectual:

 

100% plan:

        - Revise 1 and a half to 2 pages every day 

 

10% plan:

        - Revise half a page every day ✔️ -- About half a page yesterday and about a page today. Think I finally brought the right amount of emotional depth to this part of the scene. It feels less flat than before anyway. We'll see on the next round. 

 

 

Miscellaneous goals:

        - Read 30 minutes a day ✔️ -- I stayed up way too late Wednesday night reading and finished the book last night. I'm up to 10/40 books for the year. Still not sure how I managed that but I'm going to go with it. 

        - Cook breakfast on Sundays 

        - Go to bed half an hour early -- Still working on this. Why is it so hard??

        - Draw once a week ✔️ -- Drew for a few minutes on Thursday. Not loving the hair. Hmm. 😕 

        - De-clutter the junk room once a week

 

Worked 9.5 hours today. I should have stayed, but I'm working over the weekend anyway so I put my foot down and left (after letting my supervisor know what wasn't done, but she didn't seem concerned, so yay). It is so crazy busy. The higher ups have projected that volume is going to be even bigger than last year (and last year was nuts), so things are tense right now. People are stressed out and snippier than normal and we're only really just getting started. Fun stuff. At least it'll be quiet over the weekend. 

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I found you! took me a minute to realize you had a challenge this time. I love your goals. They are very realistic and measurable. 

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Chaotic-Neutral, Elven Bladesinger (Apprentice)

Current Stats: STR 11 || DEX 11 || CON 11 || INT 15 || WIS 16 || CHA 12

Goal Stats: STR 14 || DEX 17+ || CON 14 || INT 18+ || WIS 18+ || CHA 14

"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily; to not dare is to lose one's self". - Søren Kierkegaard

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11 hours ago, Jupiter said:

 

        - Revise half a page every day ✔️ -- About half a page yesterday and about a page today. Think I finally brought the right amount of emotional depth to this part of the scene. It feels less flat than before anyway. We'll see on the next round. 

 

        - Draw once a week ✔️ -- Drew for a few minutes on Thursday. Not loving the hair. Hmm. 😕 

   


You wrote! You drew! Nice work!

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Let cheese and bread and mead crowd out our secret desires for power and domination.

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On 2/22/2020 at 6:48 AM, Aquarii said:

I found you! took me a minute to realize you had a challenge this time. I love your goals. They are very realistic and measurable. 

 

Yup, decided to switch things up since it's the 10 year anniversary. Thank you! :)

 

On 2/22/2020 at 8:28 AM, Harriet said:


You wrote! You drew! Nice work!

 

Thank you! :) 

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Quick week 1 summary:

 

Workouts: 

        - Strength training: 1x

        - Yoga: 2x

        - Walking: 1x

 

Nutrition: 

        - Fruit: 5x

        - Veggies: 1x

 

Revisions:

        - Overall: 5 days, roughly 8-ish pages

 

Misc:

Reading: 3 days

Drawing: 6 days 

Cooking: 1x

Early bedtime: Nope

Declutter: Nope

 

All things considered, not bad. I was going to post my drawing, but I don't think I like it. 😕 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Jupiter said:

 

 

All things considered, not bad. I was going to post my drawing, but I don't think I like it. 😕 

 


 

You had a good first week! We’re often our toughest critic, I know I am especially with what I create. 

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"...You must always keep the star in your heart
shining strong to defeat the dark and evil souls." - Queen Serenity

 

 

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2 hours ago, Doe said:


 

You had a good first week! We’re often our toughest critic, I know I am especially with what I create. 

 

Thanks! :) And that is so seriously true LOL. I am the worst critic for myself. 

 

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So I didn't do much today, mostly read. I'm hoping if I read as much as I can in my off time it will beat back the burnout I've been feeling lately. We'll see how it goes. I did clean, do laundry, and do some de-cluttering. I should have worked for a couple of hours too but I didn't make it. Anyway, I got a fancy new office chair. Mine was so old and hurt so much to sit in that I had to sit on a pile of towels and blankets, and even then it still hurt. I liked this one when I brought it home but after sitting in it for a little bit it's starting to hurt too. I'll have to give it a few days and if it still hurts I'll be taking it back and getting a different one. 

 

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