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Hey everyone! I've been on NF for about a year as a lurker, but I am looking to have a community and accountability! I have been changing many of my diet and fitness habits, but I want to take this challenge as an opportunity to really kick it up a notch.

I am 5' 10" and 175 lbs at the moment. My goals are, in general, a schedule to build basic fitness and diet skills/habits. I want this challenge to be the first leg of my new adventure as a ranger! (I'm on the way to Bree, I suppose)

 

Here are my goals:

 

1) Follow a "couch to 5k" guide. Although this is a 12 week guide, at 6 weeks I should be at the 25 minutes of constant jogging stage.

STA +4

2) Follow the 5x5 weight training routine. Right now I am doing bodyweight exercises, but I would like to start weight training now that I have a baseline to work off of.

STR +4;STA +1

3) Eat 80% Paleo. I have been hitting this goal, but I would like to continue. I feel like this goal is not too high since I have already been doing it, but I also do not want to set myself up for failure. Also, I need a little bit of leeway since my 21st birthday is at the end of the month. :P

CON +4

4) Practice Arabic for 45 minutes a day. I am taking Arabic at university and got an A in it last semester (woot!), but I want to practice more. Last semester I did all of my homework (about an hour or two per night), but I would ususally cut my speaking practice to 20 minutes after that. This semester I want to increase that so I can develope my practical speaking skills! The 45 minutes won't include my homework time.

WIS +1;CHA +1

 

If anyone has suggestions on changing my goals, attributes or think that these are a little to vague, let me know! I've written out a lot of stuff for me to follow and refer to for the specifics, but I would love comments! Thanks everyone!

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Awesome goals! Arabic?!?! Cool! Good luck with Paleo and your other goals!

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4) Practice Arabic for 45 minutes a day. I am taking Arabic at university and got an A in it last semester (woot!), but I want to practice more. Last semester I did all of my homework (about an hour or two per night), but I would ususally cut my speaking practice to 20 minutes after that. This semester I want to increase that so I can develope my practical speaking skills! The 45 minutes won't include my homework time.

WIS +1;CHA +1

 

I like finding fellow rebels with "academic", particularly language goals. Renaissance nerds FTW!

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Lefty,

 

I'm glad to hear that! I have done my best to become a Reanaissance Man as it were. Although I'm incorporating more fitness into my life, I won't let my studies slip!

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Welcome to the Rangers, Calimor!  Those are nice goals, but make sure you set a schedule for your training and stick to it!  Missing a day can throw off a whole week.  Good luck and keep us updated!

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I definately agree! Right now, I'm on break from university and am just working, so my workouts are a bit different. I'm doing them at weird times after work. Meh. However, I do have set times everyday for when I get back to school and can use the gym. I definately appreciate the advice though.

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Love your goals, particularly improving Arabic! I've had Mandarin on the back burner for years, but considering I've got about 2 years left on my Ph.D now probably isn't the best time to invest much energy in it. :-)

 

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Thanks kevralyn and Oklibrarian!

 

I'm super excited about the challenge and opportunity to improve myself. I'm excited to hear that you're on track for a PHD, librarian. That's awesome!

 

And about the song: You're welcome!! (but I'm sorry...haha)

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No worries, there are worse fates. :-)

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Hey rangers!

 

I've been trucking along pretty well. I've been hitting all of my goals. One hitch--I had McDonald's with a friend last night.

 

Not a huge deal I suppose, since I have been really consistent other than that, but nonetheless, it sucks. I felt so sick after eating it...blarg.

 

Anyway, I'm back to it and am looking forward to more progress! Hope everyone is doing well!

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Well done on hitting all your goals.

 

And the McDonald's can be put to good use - next time you think about having one, remember how yucky you felt after eating it this time!! :)

 

Have a super weekend!

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Hey rangers!

 

I've been trucking along pretty well. I've been hitting all of my goals. One hitch--I had McDonald's with a friend last night.

 

Not a huge deal I suppose, since I have been really consistent other than that, but nonetheless, it sucks. I felt so sick after eating it...blarg.

 

Anyway, I'm back to it and am looking forward to more progress! Hope everyone is doing well!

 

I know! I pretty much can't eat fast food anymore unless I'm really stressed, and then I wind up regretting it. This is not a problem. ;-) Onward and upward!

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My 2013 Challenge #1 is dedicated to Melissa Montag, 1975-2012. I Love you AnissaSis! :-)

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مرحبا

 

I actually speak Lebanese Arabic, I am a first generation Lebanese American. Although I am not fluent in that dialect (will change that during my life). I assume you are learning the classical Arabic. which I know less of then Lebanese Arabic  however I will try and help you as much as I can let me know

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