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There are a hundred things I want to accomplish, but the most important part for me is to continue the course that I laid down with the Pure Foundation.

So here are my goals, along with a bit of Ranger Roguishness thrown in -- because Rangers do it all.

 

Foundation Stuff that I'm Continuing Forward

 

  • Cigarettes: <5/day
  • Water >64 ounces/day
  • No coffee, no sugar in my tea
  • Scout: Biking 3x/week (continue to increase level by increasing distance covered in 30 minutes)
  • Pilates 90 minutes/week
  • Warrior: Weights 3x/week (continue to increase weight and reps / set)
  • Post battle log daily during the work week

New Stuff for this challenge:

 

  • Druid: Work week daily reading of the articles in Zen Habits
  • Assassin: Go rock climbing at least once
  • Monk: Increase maximum plank by holding 5+ nights a week
  • No television except for Arrow on Thursday night with the boys (Nothing until January 16)
  • Saturday: Rest day
  • Clean my room

Some Legal stuff That I Can't Avoid Anymore

 

  • DMV - this might take a whole day, but it needs straightening up. Currently scheduled for January 14-18.
  • Court Crap
  • Create a battle plan for debts. Post it to the Fellowship, even if you don't post it anywhere else. Honesty is good.

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Gypsy Druid Paladin

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You've done an awesome job so far. I can attest to that. It's quite an impressive undertaking. Here to help in any way I can if you need.

-Stephen

Level Two Half-Elf Monk

Str:6.5 | Dex:7 | Sta:5 | Con:3.75 | Wis:3 | Cha:2.5 

The Fellowship of the Thing | The Jedi Order of Nerdiness and Fitness

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Stephen's Life Happenings | Epic Quest

"To suppress a truth, is

to give it force beyond endurance"

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Great goals. I like how you have separate goals for Druid/Assassin/Monk.

HALF-OGRE
Level 3 Ranger / Level 1 Sexy Grandpa

Str: 10.75 Dex: 11 Sta: 9.25 Con: 7.5 Wis: 6.75 Cha: 5.75

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right nowâ€. ― Zig Ziglar

Introduction
Current 6 week challenge
My workout log


Specialization is for insects. Do all the things!

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Tweaking the format to show how it fits with the challenge setup and to show grading and attribute points

 

Fitness 1: Ranger Base 6 points total, graded weekly

A: 4/4; B: 3/4; C: 2/4;  D: 1/4; F: 0/4 

Warrior: Weights 4x/week [sTR +2]

Scout: Bike 30 minutes 3x/week [sTA +2]

Pilates 90 minutes/ week [DEX +2]

Saturday is a rest day

 

Fitness 2: Going Rogue 3 points total

A: 5/5; B: 4/5; C: 3/5; D: 1-2/5; F: 0/5

Druid: 5x/week reading of Zen habits [ WIS +1], graded weekly

Assassin: Go rock climbing at least once [DEX +1], graded at the end

Monk: Increase maximum plank by holding 5x/week [sTR +1 ], graded weekly

 

Fitness 3: Diet and Lifestyle  3 points total

A: 7/7; B: 5-6/7; C: 3-4/7 D:1-2/7 F:0/7

Each of these is important, and is graded daily. I will set up a spreadsheet to track the progress on these to help keep me accountable.

Each of these is worth CON +.5

  • No Coffee 
  • No sugar in my tea
  • Water >64 ounces throughout the day
  • Cigarettes <5 a day
  • Sleep 7+ hours a night
  • No television until January 17, and then only Arrow with the boys once a week.
  • No alcohol for the rest of the challenge (added 01/15/2013)

 

Life Goal: Choose one of these each week  3 points total

These aren't particularly difficult, I have just been avoiding them because they are tedious and because paperwork intimidates the hell out of me. 

Each of these is worth WIS +.5

  • DMV - this might take a whole day, but it needs straightening up. Currently scheduled for January 14-18. [Completed 1/12/2013]
  • Court Crap - file documentation [Completed 1/16/2013]
  • Create a battle plan for debts. Post it to the Fellowship, even if you don't post it anywhere else. Honesty is good. [Completed 1/11/2013]
  • SSN crap: file documentation
  • Apply for job as a food critic at the local paper. Deadline Jan. 14 [Completed 1/14/2013]
  • Clean my room (for real, not just the standard creative rearranging)

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Amazon of the Way

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger Year 1: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

Druid Year 2: 8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |Year 3: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |Year 4: 1920 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |Year 5: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 |Year 6: 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 |Year 7: 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53| 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |Year 8: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 |

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Heidi, you have described exactly my relationship with paperwork.  Unfortunately, that just means there's two of us :)

 

Your goals are looking pretty sweet, and a little more doable with the new formatting.  Can't wait to cheer with you as you blow them out of the water!

Hiraedd the Twice Risen:

Hamadryad; Pilgrim

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I love your water drinking goal in particular. Drinking calories is something I have often struggled with so I had to start forcing myself to grab water not juice tea not soda. Good Luck on all your goals!

Reach your limits and then surpass them.

Blindasutsutsu
My Current Challenge:
Class: Ranger
Race: Human
STR:13.5 DEX:8.5 STA: 10.5 CON:6 WIS:5 CHA:6.5

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Tweaking the goals to remove the donation goal and replace it with applying for a second job -- the first is nice, but the second is imperative.

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Amazon of the Way

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger Year 1: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

Druid Year 2: 8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |Year 3: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |Year 4: 1920 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |Year 5: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 |Year 6: 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 |Year 7: 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53| 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |Year 8: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 |

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First day was great, second day was better.

I hit the gym this morning after 8 hours of sleep, and I feel like a million dollars. [Honestly, I don't know why I have such trouble getting out the door; I always feel great once I have gone.]

Last night I let myself off the hook for a planned dinner and the kids and I emptied the refrigerator of leftovers, an overdue activity. 

Tonight's paleo meal of Roast Beef with Sweet Potatoes is in the crock pot, and I have asparagus just waiting to steam to serve with it.

 

 

1/8/2013 Gym Report:
Biking:  6.75 miles @ level 5 [128.5 total]
Weights:
Tricep Press: 3@30#/18
Bicep Curl: 3@15#/10
Butterfly-abs: 2 sets of 15
Rowing: 3@25#/15
Water: 32 ounces @ 06:00;  09:30;  
Food:  Two scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese
Cigarettes:  1

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Amazon of the Way

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger Year 1: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

Druid Year 2: 8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |Year 3: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |Year 4: 1920 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |Year 5: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 |Year 6: 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 |Year 7: 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53| 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |Year 8: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 |

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looks like Heidi's back in the groove. Awesome !!

-Stephen

Level Two Half-Elf Monk

Str:6.5 | Dex:7 | Sta:5 | Con:3.75 | Wis:3 | Cha:2.5 

The Fellowship of the Thing | The Jedi Order of Nerdiness and Fitness

Level 3: The Road Goes On and On | Level 2: The Adventure Continues | Log

Stephen's Life Happenings | Epic Quest

"To suppress a truth, is

to give it force beyond endurance"

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Best make a schedule for all those Life Goals or you'll end up saving them for the back end of the week or spilling into the next week. Which one are you working on this week?

Nice goals! Good luck and keep us updated!

World 5 Level 5 | Epic Quest | Toastmasters: Where Leaders are Made | Institute for Jedi Realist Studies | Extra Life 2020 | YouTube Channel | Epic Nerd Camp

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"No.  Try not.  Do... or do not.  There is no try." -- Yoda | "We are what we repeatedly do."  -- Aristotle

Distinguished Toastmaster Agnostic Rationalist Jedi Dwarf Martial Artist Monk Ranger Assassin Engineer Scientist Philosopher Student Nerd
World 5 Level 5 Stats: STR 144.0 | DEX 152.25 | STA 145.5 | CON 146.0 | WIS 149.0 | CHA 141.0

World 1 Level [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22World 2 Level [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]  

World 3 Level [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12World 4 Level [1, 2 (post lost), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

World 5 Level [1, 2, 3, 4]

“If you are willing to be terrible at something for a short period of time, you can be great at anything.” -- Sinbad (Stand-Up Comedian)

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Hi, Jedi! You totally made me smile -- I listed Jedi as my religion on the 2000 census.

 

Thanks for asking about the life goal. 

This week's focus is the Applying For a Second Job:

  1. I need to choose a restaurant to review: Done, just now in fact.
  2. I need to write a 500 word review.
  3. I need to mail the review with the rest of the requirements to the hiring staff.
  4. I need to let the NF folks know that I completed this.  :peaceful:

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Amazon of the Way

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger Year 1: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

Druid Year 2: 8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |Year 3: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |Year 4: 1920 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |Year 5: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 |Year 6: 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 |Year 7: 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53| 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |Year 8: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 |

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First day was great, second day was better.

 

Always moving forward! Well done!

"You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love." - St. Teresa of Avila

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Fantastic as always, Heidi.  And did I see that your cigarette tally for day two was only 1?  Impressive!  Maybe since you always feel so amazing after going to the gym, next time stop afterwords and take some time to write down how you feel.  Keep that paper nearby your bed (or whatever is making it hard to get to the gym in the AM) and read it when you don't feel like going.  Remembering it in your own vivid detail may help motivate. :D  Keep up the great work!

Hiraedd the Twice Risen:

Hamadryad; Pilgrim

battle log

 

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The cig tally was one -- and then I went home.

Total for the day was five, and I didn't get as much sleep as I wanted last night.

I love the encouragement idea -- thank you!!

 

So far no cigarettes today, and plenty of water. I'm hoping to do a cardio base test [courtesy of drsloomis] tonight when I get home. And gym day tomorrow.

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Amazon of the Way

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger Year 1: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

Druid Year 2: 8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |Year 3: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |Year 4: 1920 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |Year 5: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 |Year 6: 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 |Year 7: 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53| 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |Year 8: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 |

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Hi, Jedi! You totally made me smile -- I listed Jedi as my religion on the 2000 census.

 

Thanks for asking about the life goal. 

This week's focus is the Applying For a Second Job:

  • I need to choose a restaurant to review: Done, just now in fact.
  • I need to write a 500 word review.
  • I need to mail the review with the rest of the requirements to the hiring staff.
  • I need to let the NF folks know that I completed this.  :peaceful:
 
 

Good idea to pick the one with the deadline first. Well on your way!

World 5 Level 5 | Epic Quest | Toastmasters: Where Leaders are Made | Institute for Jedi Realist Studies | Extra Life 2020 | YouTube Channel | Epic Nerd Camp

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"No.  Try not.  Do... or do not.  There is no try." -- Yoda | "We are what we repeatedly do."  -- Aristotle

Distinguished Toastmaster Agnostic Rationalist Jedi Dwarf Martial Artist Monk Ranger Assassin Engineer Scientist Philosopher Student Nerd
World 5 Level 5 Stats: STR 144.0 | DEX 152.25 | STA 145.5 | CON 146.0 | WIS 149.0 | CHA 141.0

World 1 Level [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22World 2 Level [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]  

World 3 Level [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12World 4 Level [1, 2 (post lost), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

World 5 Level [1, 2, 3, 4]

“If you are willing to be terrible at something for a short period of time, you can be great at anything.” -- Sinbad (Stand-Up Comedian)

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350 words, and a scheduled visit back to the restaurant in question this weekend.

I plan to tweak the review on Sunday and submit the completed portfolio application.

Applying For a Second Job:

 2. I need to write a 500 word review.

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Amazon of the Way

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger Year 1: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

Druid Year 2: 8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |Year 3: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |Year 4: 1920 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |Year 5: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 |Year 6: 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 |Year 7: 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53| 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |Year 8: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 |

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350 words, and a scheduled visit back to the restaurant in question this weekend.

I plan to tweak the review on Sunday and submit the completed portfolio application.

 

Awesome! Hope all goes well!

World 5 Level 5 | Epic Quest | Toastmasters: Where Leaders are Made | Institute for Jedi Realist Studies | Extra Life 2020 | YouTube Channel | Epic Nerd Camp

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"No.  Try not.  Do... or do not.  There is no try." -- Yoda | "We are what we repeatedly do."  -- Aristotle

Distinguished Toastmaster Agnostic Rationalist Jedi Dwarf Martial Artist Monk Ranger Assassin Engineer Scientist Philosopher Student Nerd
World 5 Level 5 Stats: STR 144.0 | DEX 152.25 | STA 145.5 | CON 146.0 | WIS 149.0 | CHA 141.0

World 1 Level [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22World 2 Level [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]  

World 3 Level [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12World 4 Level [1, 2 (post lost), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

World 5 Level [1, 2, 3, 4]

“If you are willing to be terrible at something for a short period of time, you can be great at anything.” -- Sinbad (Stand-Up Comedian)

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The morning report:

 

Bike:

6.75 miles -- 30 minutes @ level 5

 

Weights:
Seated Leg Curl 3@35#/10
Seated Leg Press 3@75#/10
Glute 3@35#/10
Butterfly Abs: 2 sets of 15
 
So far doing great with the water and the smoking -- only one cigarette yesterday!!
 
But I totally forgot to plank.

&,
Amazon of the Way

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger Year 1: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

Druid Year 2: 8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |Year 3: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |Year 4: 1920 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |Year 5: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 |Year 6: 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 |Year 7: 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53| 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |Year 8: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 |

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Decided to get serious about it:

Time since my last cigarette.

Edited to point to my fitness blog, where the counter is easier to keep current. Look at the upper right.

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Amazon of the Way

Gypsy Druid Paladin

Ranger Year 1: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

Druid Year 2: 8 | 9 | 1011  | 12 | 13 |Year 3: 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 |Year 4: 1920 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |Year 5: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 |Year 6: 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 |Year 7: 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53| 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |Year 8: 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 |

Local Foods Guru | Financial Freedom Fighter | Minimalism Yoda | Smaug-Slayer
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