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Hello world!  I'm Riviera16. I'm 19, she/her, and have been homeschooled most of my life. I've been following NerdFitness for several years and am excited to finally be officially joining the community!


I'm generally a pretty creative person, though my hobbies are pretty varied. I love writing, drawing (including comics), 3D computer animation (though I've only done a little), fashion/costume design, and doing stage combat (how actors in movies do fight scenes), just to name a few. If I had three wishes, they would be 1) world peace and an end to suffering, 2) magic powers that let me bring the stories and ideas I have in my head into real life instantly, and 3) ...saving the last wish for if something goes wrong and someone really needs it. One day, I want to live in Hawaii because I can't stand the cold but love summer weather, beaches, swimming in the ocean, good seafood, and the possibility of working at a radio observatory. 


When it comes to fandoms, I'm really into fantasy and sci-fi. I particularly enjoy watching sci-fi shows and movies and thinking about how the science behind them works- or doesn't. Which isn't that surprising, given I'm also a huge space/physics geek. I tend to like just about any type action-adventure movies or shows, from Marvel to RWBY (That being said, I do have a certain leaning toward dystopian fiction...). I don't think I can pick a single #1 fandom, but some of my all-time favorites include Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, The Expanse, Lord of the Rings, & Game of Thrones. I also play D&D 3.5e and 5e and am currently playing in three different campaigns and helping run one more.


When I first started working out over a year ago I was dealing with a number of unexplained joint injuries that simply refused to heal. It didn't make any sense, especially considering I'm an otherwise healthy older teen/young adult. We tested for all kinds of autoimmune conditions or underlying issues but got nothing. Eventually, with the help of some physical therapy and a personal trainer at the gym I joined it became clear the problem was coming from certain muscles being weaker than their neighbors or just all the muscles in a given area needing strengthening. I began working on strength training and as time passed things slowly got better. I've made a fair bit of progress since I first set out on this journey but I know I still have a ways to go.


My fitness goal, in a nutshell, is to be a ninja action hero in real life. At the moment I'm focusing on strength training with a mix of bodyweight and weight-lifting exercises. I hope to keep building strength while eventually moving into learning parkour and martial arts and possibly even getting back into dance (I did ballet for many years when I was younger but stopped when things became too drill-focused; I never picked it up again and frankly still miss it.). Meanwhile, I look forward to being able to track my progress as I part of the rebellion and getting to meet some fellow rebels!


My challenge: https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/116492-battle-against-boredom/





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Welcome! Very cool how you kept searching for an answer for your joint pain, and were able to find a solution, and with work help it!

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