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GOAL 1: STAY FOCUSED

 

I spent a lot of time this past week thinking about my long term training goals.  At first I was thinking in general terms (get stronger) and then a little more specifically (keep up the regular routine) and then a lot more specifically (I want to perform X skill for X time/reps).  This challenge will focus on working toward my long term goals and not wandering from that path.

 

Long term goals:

  1. Muscle-up
  2. Planche
  3. V-sit
  4. Press to Handstand
  5. One-Arm Handstand
  6. Front Lever
  7. Back Lever
  8. Human Flag
  9. Dragon Flag
  10. Plyometric Pistol Squat 

For this challenge I will complete a bodyweight routine three times per week.  This bodyweight routine will consist of floor, rings, and parallettes-based exercises that work directly toward accomplishing one of my ten long term goals.  I'm not going to set my routine in stone (though I like what I have spec'd out so far), but if I change it I must demonstrate how it relates to accomplishing one of the big ten and why it would be better than what I already have planned.  In addition to my bodyweight routine, I will complete a cardio routine two times per week (usually an Insanity routine) and participate in all Assassin Mini-Challenge missions.

 

POSSIBLE POINTS: +2 STR, +2 DEX, +1 STA

 

GOAL 2: STAY ON TARGET

 

I am INCHES or rather POUNDS away from my ultimate weight loss goal and my freakin' six-pack abs.  I am currently rocking a four-pack with a little growler underneath.  Damnit... as much as I like beer, I'd love to see that growler hit the road.  Last challenge I spent a lot of time tracking EVERYTHING.  Weight, measurements, calories in, calories out, etc.  I went all Waldo on my challenge and I learned a lot about myself and my body.  I'm going to keep that up (NEED MORE DATA) and hopefully apply what I learn.  The goal is to hit my weight target and maintain it for the remainder of the challenge.  Then and only then may I even consider my first bulk.

 

I will track my sleep, weight, calories in and calories out daily.  I will track measurements weekly, along with average calories in/out.  I will take a progress photo weekly.  I will take all this data and make handy charts and bust out my first six-pack.  Target weight is 135 lb. but that's not set in stone.  Really it's appearance that will be the deciding factor on this one.

 

POSSIBLE POINTS: +1 CON, +1 WIS, +1 CHA

 

GOAL 3: STAY COOL, BRO

 

Last challenge I tackled good habits.  Specifically, flossing, shaving, and drinking water.  This challenge I'm keeping the same goals but leveling them up a bit.

 

I will be flossing once per day, shaving at least once per week, manscaping at least once per week (a lot of "more shaving" with some plucking thrown in for good measure, I won't go into the horrible details), cutting my nails at least once per week, and drinking my 64 fl. oz. of water per day.  PLUS, and this is the big one, I will be revisiting the "no drinking alone" rule that I failed in epic fashion a couple of challenges ago.  Seriously, no drinking alone.  *BEGINS TALKING TO HIMSELF*  You may not have a wine or beer with dinner even if it fits your macros unless someone else at the table is also drinking.  And seriously, bro, no trying to get others to drink so that you can drink.  Lame, Wolvie, lame.

 

POSSIBLE POINTS: +1 CON, +1 CHA

 

GOAL 4: STAY MARRIED

 

For Mother's Day (my wife's first!) and our wedding anniversary last year, I "gave" my wife a back patio.  Now, we already had a back patio... it was just kind of boring.  So I was like, "Dude! I will plant plants and build buildy-type things and paint stuff and get furniture and it will be awesome, because I love you!"  I made a card and everything.  It was epic.

 

Fast forward to today, almost a year later, and the patio is still not done.  It really needs to be done before her next Mother's Day and our next anniversary...  ESPECIALLY before our next anniversary because I would like there to BE a next anniversary.

 

Here is the patio before we moved into the house and about a week ago after I finished the new trellis:

 

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We have a patio table and a lounge, and the trellis is complete.  There's a lot left to do, but for this challenge I will paint the walls of the house (the patio is surrounded by three walls in the shape of a "u") and remove the planter in front of the fireplace.  Bonus points for also painting the lounge (it is white and needs to be black or dark brown).

 

POSSIBLE POINTS: +1 CON, +2 CHA, +2 WIS

Wolverine

Level X Mutant

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And where, pray tell, is YOUR challenge thread???

 

Dude, I am working on it! I have too many goals... or not enough. Or both, somehow! Plotting to get it worked out and post tonight. It'll be there, I swear!

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! The Wolverine pic and "Full Metal Skeleton" artwork is FREAKING epic bro! I'm always glad to see you sir and love your goals! Oh that damn muscle-up. I too will be working on those again since I botched 'em on my 1st challenge, lol. In movnat, he calls them "climb-ups"...but either way...

 

Maybe we could make a mini challenge out of it???? Shoot... wish I lived close, bro, I'd help ya get that porch on the SWANKY side of life :)

 

You're a good man, sir, keep at it!

 

Wolf

Wild Wolf- LEVEL 1 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

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A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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Dude, I am working on it! I have too many goals... or not enough. Or both, somehow! Plotting to get it worked out and post tonight. It'll be there, I swear!

 

Goal 1 - reduce goals.  Goal 2 - be more timely with posting goals so that Wolverine stops nagging me.  Goal 3 - Ummm... profit?

 

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! The Wolverine pic and "Full Metal Skeleton" artwork is FREAKING epic bro! I'm always glad to see you sir and love your goals! Oh that damn muscle-up. I too will be working on those again since I botched 'em on my 1st challenge, lol. In movnat, he calls them "climb-ups"...but either way...

 

Maybe we could make a mini challenge out of it???? Shoot... wish I lived close, bro, I'd help ya get that porch on the SWANKY side of life :)

 

You're a good man, sir, keep at it!

 

Wolf

 

Wolfbro!!!!

 

I've got the pull-up.  I've got the dip.  Now comes the epic-hard part of putting them together.  Started doing the ring pull-ups with false grip.  I may hate the false grip more than I hate cardio, but it's too close to call. :)

Wolverine

Level X Mutant

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Dunno about your goals, bro.  All that tracking, just reading about it made my brain bleed!  How do you not get burned out?  You will undoubtedly own it from the start:)

 

I like the patio.  Really nice trellis, you do it yourself?  And are you doing inverted sit ups from the rafters yet? (kidding:)

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Dunno about your goals, bro.  All that tracking, just reading about it made my brain bleed!  How do you not get burned out?  You will undoubtedly own it from the start:)

 

I like the patio.  Really nice trellis, you do it yourself?  And are you doing inverted sit ups from the rafters yet? (kidding:)

 

I'm a Type A so the tracking FEEDS me.  I love it.  I have to force myself NOT to get too into it. :)

 

Thanks! Me and a buddy did the trellis... the first thing my wife said when it went up was "You're not hanging anything ugly off of it."  She meant rings/pull-up bar... not sure if I qualify?  :D

Wolverine

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Goal 1 - reduce goals.  Goal 2 - be more timely with posting goals so that Wolverine stops nagging me.  Goal 3 - Ummm... profit?

Hahahah, I wish I could profit from goal-posting! My thread's up now, you can stop stressing out. And the challenge doesn't even start until Monday, I believe my posting is very timely! This is going to be an awesome challenge, though - can't wait!

Level 13 Elven Assassin
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Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Goethe

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Haha This... is exactly what I thought

 

All that tracking, just reading about it made my brain bleed! 

But definitely good goals! You will rock this one in your usual awesome fashion I'm sure :)

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The more you hang yourself off of it, the less ugly you will be...

 

I will bring this up in our next discussion.  I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. ;)

 

Hahahah, I wish I could profit from goal-posting! My thread's up now, you can stop stressing out. And the challenge doesn't even start until Monday, I believe my posting is very timely! This is going to be an awesome challenge, though - can't wait!

 

FINALLY.

 

Haha This... is exactly what I thought

 

But definitely good goals! You will rock this one in your usual awesome fashion I'm sure :)

 

Thank you kindly.  I would like this to be THE challenge.  The challenge that I rock, the challenge that I can say that I put my all into, the challenge that changes everything. :)

Wolverine

Level X Mutant

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This is just plain Awesome! Carpentry, Exercising, Self-Improvement! You're like a Lumberjack, Wolvie!

 

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Level 25 Final Fantasy Rebel

My Epic Quest | My Journey | Currently on the Trial of Orthos
Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

Goals for 2021:

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  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

"No matter what, if you can hold your head up high, you've done the right thing."

"When you stand with your family, your family stands with you."

"Write what needs to be written."

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I love the tracking goals, but how do you track calories burned?  Do you count just the ones in your workouts, or do you have a pedometer or something to track every step you take throughout the day, or what?  I'm curious, since that's about the only thing I'm not keeping track of right now.

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STR: 6 | DEX: 3 | STA: 9 | CON: 4 | WIS: 6 | CHA: 5


 


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This is just plain Awesome! Carpentry, Exercising, Self-Improvement! You're like a Lumberjack, Wolvie!

 

Oh wait...

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HA HA HA.  Hey wait?  Where'd you get that picture of me in my favorite shirt...?

 

I have household handyman goals myself, including some carpentry work! I actually like it once I get into it, but getting started is the hard part. I'll be sure to follow you and nudge you forward if you'll promise to do the same!

 

DONE!  We may have to start a house project accountability group, I think there are a bunch of us this challenge... if a bunch = three.  I think there are three of us. :)

 

I love the tracking goals, but how do you track calories burned?  Do you count just the ones in your workouts, or do you have a pedometer or something to track every step you take throughout the day, or what?  I'm curious, since that's about the only thing I'm not keeping track of right now.

 

I only count calories burned by activities IN ADDITION to the stuff I do every day.  So, I estimate my calories from workouts, mini-challenge exercises, and any extra physical work that I do if it's actually "worthy" of being counted (like if I go climbing, for example).  You can get a heart rate monitor for a lot more accurate results, but I've sort of estimated what my regular routines are worth calorie-wise using various online calculators.  It's all a shot in the dark, really, but I've found it pretty interesting to track and relate to my body measurements.

Wolverine

Level X Mutant

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I'm a Type A so the tracking FEEDS me.  I love it.  I have to force myself NOT to get too into it. :)

 

Thanks! Me and a buddy did the trellis... the first thing my wife said when it went up was "You're not hanging anything ugly off of it."  She meant rings/pull-up bar... not sure if I qualify?   :D

This cracked me up. We have a beautiful new deck. Sometimes I look at it and think wow that would be a great place to hang rings and a pull up bar and then I think but wait that really isn't pretty, I have yet to decide which way I'm going on it. Great goal though-your wife will love the patio!

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Thanks! Me and a buddy did the trellis... the first thing my wife said when it went up was "You're not hanging anything ugly off of it." She meant rings/pull-up bar... not sure if I qualify? :D

What if you decorate them with flowers, camouflage style? :)

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I like how you're focusing on inches rather than pounds. That is always a good idea. Also, I love the good habits thing, I might steal that next time. And the stay married one made me lol. Good thinking. You've got a cheerleader in me.

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This is just plain Awesome! Carpentry, Exercising, Self-Improvement! You're like a Lumberjack, Wolvie!

 

Oh wait...

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HA HA HA.  Hey wait?  Where'd you get that picture of me in my favorite shirt...?

I spent all last challenge looking at fashions and evaluating things, when I finally did actually finally get something a couple days ago, it actually looks quite similar to that shirt. Colors are different (greenish blue and gray instead of red and beige), and its not a flannel fabric, but it looks/fits quite similar otherwise.

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The more you hang yourself off of it, the less ugly you will be...

 

BAhahaha! this cracked me up. Legit advice, right there. A great arguing point if it's brought up again. 

 

Awesome challenge, I can't wait to see how it turns out! 

And I think three=a bunch. You should start a support thread lol. 

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