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Past 6 weeks Milythael and The Wolf have been huge inspirations to me and helped me through a great deal of funk!!!

The Wolf inspired me to go from an asari assassin to a wolf assassin and I'm feeling more at home with that.

Here's what I'm working on:

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I've listed my goals in the first image, but here they are again in more detail:

1. Make 1 cookbook meal a week +2 Con, +2 Cha

I have a number of cookbooks lying around that I'm not using.

In my quest to eat better, and learn to eat more types of food, I'll make 1 cookbook meal a week.

It's gonna be made on weekends most likely. I will not judge the ingredients, but just try it.

2. Do a crow pose +4 Dex

I've been working on this, but can't really get 1 foot of the ground comfortably.

Not sure if it's manageable, but I'm gonna do my utmost best!

3. Follow bench press program +3 Str

I made myself a program I think I can stick to. Today (Saturday) I'm suppose to do 5 reps of 6kg/hand bench press (I use dumbbells)

Here's what I have in mind:

Week 1

- Monday: Do 6 reps with 6kg/hand

- Wednesday: Do 7 reps with 6kg/hand

- Friday: Do 8 reps with 6kg/hand

Week 2

- Monday: Do 5,2 reps with 6kg/hand

- Wednesday: Do 5,4 reps with 6kg/hand

- Friday: Do 5,5 reps with 6kg/hand

Week 3

- Monday: Do 6,5 reps with 6kg/hand

- Wednesday: Do 7,5 reps with 6kg/hand

- Friday: Do 8,5 reps with 6kg/hand

Week 4

- Monday: Do 8,6 reps with 6kg/hand

- Wednesday: Do 8,7 reps with 6kg/hand

- Friday: Do 8,8 reps with 6kg/hand

Week 5

- Monday: Do 5,5,2 reps with 6kg/hand

- Wednesday: Do 5,5,4 reps with 6kg/hand

- Friday: Do 5,5,5 reps with 6kg/hand

Week 6

- Monday: Do 6,5,5 reps with 6kg/hand

- Wednesday: Do 7,5,5 reps with 6kg/hand

- Friday: Do 8,5,5 reps with 6kg/hand

This is based on my own experience with what my body is capable off.

I've noticed that my body doesn't get strong as fast as seems to be average (looking at other programs), and that's okay. I will get there!

4. Eliminate To Do List / Keep on top of things +4 Wis

Weekly chores and the stuff I've been putting off.

I have 2 more things to do for work and then I want to get some things done around my house.

That's my to do list. Otherwise it's taking care of my home :)

- Complete laundry (black, white, color, red)

- Clean the house (toilet, storage, hallway, bedroom, bathroom, kitty, living/kitchen)

- Water the plant on Sunday

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Love the pictures (especially the after, Roar!) and love your first goal! That's one I should write down for future reference, plenty of unused (even paleo!) cookbooks on my shelves.

 

Maybe a very nooby thing to ask, but why are you doing bench press and not shoulder press?

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Love the pictures (especially the after, Roar!) and love your first goal! That's one I should write down for future reference, plenty of unused (even paleo!) cookbooks on my shelves.

 

Maybe a very nooby thing to ask, but why are you doing bench press and not shoulder press?

Thank you :D

Nah it's not a nooby thing to ask :) I have very good reasons actually.

I'm doing bench press, because I can't do push ups and I want to work on my push strength to be able to do push ups.

To be honest I can't even do knee push ups and even wall push ups are tough.

Biggest problem is my shoulders actually, and something like shoulder press would kill me :tongue: I have a chronic injury which when I just had it, made sure I couldn't lift my arm up. So that's fancy.

I've done shoulder presses before and even without any resistance these are very hard for me to do.

Bench press I can do. So that's what I'm doing :) It's like push ups in reverse ;)

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I agree with KB girl, awesome pictures :D

 

With the to do lists - good goal, just make sure you only put things on there that you absolutely have to do or really, really want to do :) Don't overwhelm yourself (or make too long to do lists because those tend to have an adverse effect). 

I love your recipe goal! I love cooking and I always have a 'to make' list of over a 100 recipes. Some don't sound too good (actually, some are only on the list BECAUSE they have crazy sounding combinations) but sometimes those definitely turn out to be the best. Try some weird recipes/combinations for sure, you might be surprised :)

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RAWR-awesome goals-you will be a beast. You can do the  crow, you have the balance and the strength. I understand what you are saying about strength gains being slower than average, that is me too. But, as long as you continue to level up, even if it is slow, its still leveling up

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I agree with KB girl, awesome pictures :D

 

With the to do lists - good goal, just make sure you only put things on there that you absolutely have to do or really, really want to do :) Don't overwhelm yourself (or make too long to do lists because those tend to have an adverse effect). 

I love your recipe goal! I love cooking and I always have a 'to make' list of over a 100 recipes. Some don't sound too good (actually, some are only on the list BECAUSE they have crazy sounding combinations) but sometimes those definitely turn out to be the best. Try some weird recipes/combinations for sure, you might be surprised :)

 

Thank you!

I have a set to do list I want to have finished. The list is already there.

There's 2 work items and then 6 minimalism items.

I know exactly what you're saying, it's something I'm good at (overwhelming myself), so I've created system upon system to try and work it out.

I'm trying to go with a "do it now" attitude, what if there's no to do list, because you do everything straight away?

I know that you can't do that 100% of the time, but I have a generally simple life so I do think it's manageable.

Thank you! I hate cooking btw, haha. So I always try to skip out on it. Like crash my parent's dinner, or somehow only have to nuke something etc etc.

My previous challenge I wrote down all I ate... you can go there and see all the creative ways to avoid cooking haha!

On top of that I'm a terribly picky eater and don't like most vegetables on top of anything spicy.

So yeah this'll be a true challenge for me :D

 

RAWR-awesome goals-you will be a beast. You can do the  crow, you have the balance and the strength. I understand what you are saying about strength gains being slower than average, that is me too. But, as long as you continue to level up, even if it is slow, its still leveling up

Thanks!!

I may have the balance, but most definitely not the strength, especially in my wrists. I'll get there though, with consistent training ;)

And indeed, as long as I keep going, even if it's sometimes in the wrong direction, but as long as I don't give up, I'll get there eventually :)

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The crow does take strength in the wrists, especially to hold for any length of time. Do wrist excercises from GMB,and it'll happen. Plus its kinda cool, because you start to get forearm muscles, which for some reason make me feel very badass

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The crow does take strength in the wrists, especially to hold for any length of time. Do wrist excercises from GMB,and it'll happen. Plus its kinda cool, because you start to get forearm muscles, which for some reason make me feel very badass

Yes! I have floor 1 from GMB and crow pose is one of the things that's part of that, as well as wrist warm up etc :)

Haha badass forearm muscles sounds great :D

I'm definitely gonna work hard on this one. It's part of the much bigger goal I have to eventually walk on my hands :D But first I need the strength to be able to support my weight on my hands at all.

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Nah it's not a nooby thing to ask :) I have very good reasons actually.

I'm doing bench press, because I can't do push ups and I want to work on my push strength to be able to do push ups.

To be honest I can't even do knee push ups and even wall push ups are tough.

Biggest problem is my shoulders actually, and something like shoulder press would kill me :tongue: I have a chronic injury which when I just had it, made sure I couldn't lift my arm up. So that's fancy.

I've done shoulder presses before and even without any resistance these are very hard for me to do.

Bench press I can do. So that's what I'm doing :) It's like push ups in reverse ;)

That makes perfect sense, thank you for explaining. I'll be cheering for that push power then! :)

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Awesome goals! And I love how your pushing yourself as hard as you can, but not rushing through. You'll be rocking push ups all over the place before you know it :)

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Man, your pics make your challenge so fancy.

 

Stop making rest of us look bad! ;)

 

Hahaha sorry~

I had pictures also my last challenge.

Actually offered up the template I was using back then... but apparently I deleted that one again.

Here's what I've used this challenge: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14003151/KibcyChallenge5.docx

Just a word document, very simple!

 

That makes perfect sense, thank you for explaining. I'll be cheering for that push power then! :)

 

No problem! and thanks :D

 

Woohoo, following the Wolf! I'll be cheering you on - crow pose is awesome!

 

:D Thanks!! and it is!!!

 

Awesome goals! And I love how your pushing yourself as hard as you can, but not rushing through. You'll be rocking push ups all over the place before you know it :)

Thank you!!

Yeah I learned my lesson. My first challenge I set the goal for doing 5 regular push ups, I'm still nowhere near it :tongue:

My complete bench press program is actually 28 weeks :tongue: Then I'll be at 10kg and 3x 8 reps.

You know even if I can do more, I won't, because it has interfered with continuous progress before.

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So glad to see you back! Are you still going to be doing Floor 1, or are you trying to gain a bit more strength first? Either way, I am happy you're here, and I can't wait to follow along with all of your progress. :)

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Prettiest. Thread. Ever. HAHA! These are some great goals, Kib! I'm so honored to have inspired you to become a Wolf Assassin... it really means a great deal to know I'm helping others, especially YOU!! I can't wait to see you go BEAST on the bench and make some tasty treats for all of us canines to drool over, lol.

 

PPPPPPLLLLLEEEEEAAASSSSEEE lemme know how I can help you kickass in this 6-weeks, I'll be your wolf guide ;)

 

WOLF

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So glad to see you back! Are you still going to be doing Floor 1, or are you trying to gain a bit more strength first? Either way, I am happy you're here, and I can't wait to follow along with all of your progress. :)

 

Thanks!

I'm unsure about F1 at the moment. Maybe I will, maybe I won't. For now I'm having a cold though, so any exercise is extra hard work :(

 

Prettiest. Thread. Ever. HAHA! These are some great goals, Kib! I'm so honored to have inspired you to become a Wolf Assassin... it really means a great deal to know I'm helping others, especially YOU!! I can't wait to see you go BEAST on the bench and make some tasty treats for all of us canines to drool over, lol.

 

PPPPPPLLLLLEEEEEAAASSSSEEE lemme know how I can help you kickass in this 6-weeks, I'll be your wolf guide ;)

 

WOLF

 

HAHA Thanks :D I try, I like messing around with pictures and stuff :)

Hehe, I'll be sure to make pictures of the food I make ;)

AND OF COURSE YOU INSPIRED ME, YOU'RE AWESOME! Also I feel more at home as wolf anyway :3

You can help me by kicking ass over at your own thread :tongue:

Yay wolf guide! *follows along as a happy pup*

I just need some kind of motivation to keep going. I slack easily.

 

Love the goals!  Good luck I will be following to see how things go!

Thanks a lot!!! Now I have to be awesome... someone with the name "Elder" is keeping up with me... ;)

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I'm starting my challenge off with a BANG!

Actually no... I have a cold :( I will fight through it, but it's hard to get the energy going to do a workout... noticed that Saturday. Doing those 5 reps were killing, I was actually more ill then. But I did it. So totally on schedule now.

Final To Do List

Here's the final list for this challenge:

- process review on guide I made

- fill in documents to get certified for level 1... which is... this thing my company has?!? It makes as much sense as that :tongue:

Then 6 items, so 1 a week I suppose:

- Declutter book closet

- Declutter CD/DVD/Games shelves

- Declutter kitchen

- Declutter winter gear

- Declutter dressoir

- Scan/photograph papers from vacation trips (as far as I can realistically get in a week?)

Today is gonna be slight hell though.

I started work at 7am instead of 6:30am... because I was at the theater last night and getting up at 5 was like NOPE.

So I finish work at 3:30pm. And I forgot to take my prescription with me, so I get home past 4pm, then have to go to my apartment, then have to go back down, then have to walk to the apothecary, then have to walk back.

After that it depends on time, but then I have to soon go again and sniff out how to get to my company's new building (moving was last week). From 6:30pm till 7:30pm I have a meeting there.

Let's assume 45 min driving time. So that makes 7:30 (if not later) + 45 min = 8:15pm at home. That's an hour before bed time.

Somewhere in this story I need to put in my bench press.

Also dinner (at the meeting) is pizza. PIZZA! I don't particularly like pizza. Yes shock I know. I ordered the 4 cheeses one.

This day spells disaster. I'll do my best though... but what's that confidence?

The more unknowns the more scary the day is. Because the more unknowns, the more I overwhelm myself.

PS. I got my new addiction lined up: Portal 2. Started that yesterday and I'm loving it!

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Good luck on today, I hope it gets better... :)

Thanks! I'll be fine.

Should've gone to the apothecary last week, or the week before that... *grumble*

Also Monday's are a pain, everyone plans their meetings on Monday!

I have another meeting next week, it actually lasts from 5pm till 9:30pm... what?!

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Oops! Nobody noticed, including me, but I had a week twice in my bench press schedule.

So just edited it :)

Discovered it, because I was inputting it into a workout plan. And with that, here's the plan!

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Wall Slides

Shoulder Dislocators

Crow Hold

Bench Press

Plank Toe Pull

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday

Wall Slides

Shoulder Dislocators

Crow Hold

Plank Toe Pull

Sunday

Rest

I have the actual details in an excel, but it became a really long post.

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You've kept me going and inspired me so many times lately. I know you are going to do great this challenge. We will have to figure out how to do a toast in crow pose before the end of this challenge. Lean on me while I lean on you, and we will cross the finish line together.

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I'm rocking a cold too. Couldn't stop coughing this morning, so I decided to not work out. Not the greatest start, but there's still 6 weeks left. I'm sure we'll pull through :)

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