Rhovaniel Posted April 4, 2020 Report Share Posted April 4, 2020 Alrighty... no fancy themes, no narrative (yet). Just a ranger turning up late to throw down with Life, and make every day count. This is my first challenge back, and I learned a lot of things about myself in my time away. Like, yes, I can keep a place clean and tidy. I struggle with that at home, but you know what nearly every single Airbnb host said about me in my reviews? A wonderful guest who left the place clean and tidy. I had things together, and it felt good. Then I got home, and I'm not going to lie, I can feel it starting to slip. Part of me wants to blame the lockdown we are all under, but I ain't in the business of blaming circumstance any more. It's time to put those life lessons to good use. RANGER UP! LET'S GET THIS DONE! Goal 1: Body Fat Down, Performance UP! Week 1: Track macros Sunday through to Saturday. No judging, no analysis till the end of the week. Week 2: Start the week by calculating an ideal macro/calorie range for modest fat loss whilst not losing too much performance wise. Range is for my sanity. Then - stick to it. If this lockdown lifts in time, I have a race in July. I need to maintain the balance of shedding some fat, whilst preparing for race day. I don't particularly care where I place in this, which is why I'm looking to lose fat right now. If I was, I'd hold off. Important - if the range is far outside of my usual calorie intake, the change will be more gradual, shaving 300 calories/day for a week before lowering once again till I hit that range. Week 3 and 4 - Manage macros, either lowering gradually or sticking to the range as best I can. Goal 2: Strong... but flexible Daily yoga session to help with the DOMS, across all 4 weeks. The workouts I did this week left me feeling like the tin man for 3 days. And since I was taught a good all-body home yoga routine whilst at the yoga retreat, it seems stupid to waste that. I'll be coupling that with YouTube videos aimed specifically at lower body/leg recovery, because they are what's going to bear the main brunt of training. Week 1 and 2: 3 runs per week. Just about getting that stimulus, and reminding my body how to do this running thing regularly. I ran ONCE. In Bali. I ended up encircled by three barking dogs protecting their compound. Whilst I dealt with the situation fine, and the dogs backed off with a couple of stern words and palms up (the universal stop sign!), it didn't seem worth tempting fate when I had cheaped out and not got the expensive Rabies shot before I went out. So, no running for a few months. In NZ, I was too busy flitting about Middle Earth in my own perfect paradise. 2 CF Workouts per week. My box have cut my membership fees down and are running daily live sessions on Zoom. I am very grateful for this, and intend to take full advantage. The two sessions I've done so far have just about destroyed my legs and shoulders, so this should work out just fine . Weeks 3 and 4: 3 runs per week. This stays the same, I'll add mileage as I feel the need to. 3 CF Workouts per week. After 2 weeks of 2 WODS, I'll up this to three as my body adapts, if - and only if - I feel the need for the additional session. Goal 3: The Lockdown Plan for Not going Loopy This one is about maintaining sanity, social connections and basically, not losing the plot. All Weeks: Read my books. I got plenty of them! One hour of reading per day, minimum. Video Call or Phone Call - 1 x week. Social Distancing is the wrong term, I think. Physical distancing is necessary and right. But we should hold our social connections tighter than ever - so long as that is done virtually, or at least 2 metres apart! Keep the House looking Decent... or at least, not like a bomb hit it. - Realistically, this means doing something to maintain it every day. Laundry, tidying a room, leaving the kitchen clean and tidy every evening. This will likely be the hardest, challenge wise. Because I do not like chores. I'm taking a leaf out of @Jarric's [note] book here, and will track things using my BuJo. I will evaluate my progress and score myself at the end, but I don't have a clue what that performance review will involve. But if I manage to pull off an exceptional performance, I will have to think of a suitable reward! 6 Quote “All You Have To Decide Is What To Do With The Time That Is Given To You.” - Gandalf The Chronicles of Rhovaniel, Dúnedain Ranger: Volume One: Wintering, Volume Two: Winter is Passing, Spring is Near, The Chronicles of Rhovaniel, Volume Three: Reborn into Spring (current) Spring Goals: Run consistently w/out pain| Complete StrongViking| Reduce BW to 3kg (77kg)| Read stock book| Consistently meal prep| Finish Thesis writing| Sort out nosebleed issue | Complete 100km canoe adventure?? Spoiler Previous Challenges: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13 14| 15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27| 28 29|30 Link to comment
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