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chickie.monkey: Lift it, Move it, Repeat it!


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Prologue

I went back and forth as to which guild to train with for this challenge. Since this is only my second challenge, and I’m still a super noob to real strength training, I wasn’t sure if I should stay with the Adventurers or move on to the Rangers. I did, however, decide to go with the Rangers because I really wanted to hang with people that were experienced and that could help me out if I had questions/give me suggestions on how to improve my game (hint, hint) :D

 

Now, on with the challenge!

 

Goal 1 - Lift it!

Strength training 2 times a week. Basic plan is as follows, working toward 5RM. (please feel free to add input)

 

Workout 1:

Squats 3x5

Bench Press 3x5

Dumbbell Row 3x5

 

Workout 2:

Deadlifts 3x5

Press 3x5

Curl 3x5

 

Grading:

11 – 12 = A

9 – 10 = B

7 – 8 = C

< 6 = F

 

+2 STR +2 CON

 

Goal 2 – Move it!

Some sort of moving my behind 3 times a week for at least 30 min. This can be swimming, walking, treadmill, bike, etc. The goal is to build up my endurance and shed some body fat so I can work toward my goal of running a 5k.

 

Grading:

15 -18 moves = A

12 - 15 moves = B

8 – 11 moves = C

5 -7 moves = D

< 5 moves = F

 

+2 DEX +2 STA +2 CHA

 

Goal 3 – Eat it!

Eat mostly primal. I can have 10 PLANNED meals of my choosing over the course of the challenge. The key is they have to be planned. I can also have 3 frak it meals, meaning I don’t feel like cooking, I planned poorly, I had a bad day and I don’t have any fraks to give. The latter was my downfall last challenge, so perhaps I should try to be a bit easier on myself with the restrictions until I am used to having my meals planned and prepped.

 

Grading:

≤ 10 planned meals and/or ≤ 3 frak it meals = A

> 10 planned meals and/or > 3 frak it meals = F

 

+1 WIS +2 CHA

 

Goal 4 – Save it!

Save $500 for use at DragonCon (Eeee!) This means no buying random things on Amazon, eating out constantly (which should be helped by goal 3), and buying only what I NEED at the grocery store (not what I think I’ll need or what I think I’ll eat)

 

Grading:

$500 = A

$400 = B

$300 = C

$250 = D

<$250 = F

 

+2 WIS

 

Dreaded Measurements
Shoulders:    17
Chest:           37 3/4
Waist:           44
Hips:             59
Lt. Arm:        19
Rt. Arm:        19
Lt. Leg:         35
Rt. Leg:         34
            
Weight:         265.5
The Beast:    8.6

 

The Beast refers to my stomach. Yes, it has a name and it can be weighed on it's own! :nightmare:  :nightmare:  :nightmare:   Last challenge it lost 2lbs! I thought I'd include it this challenge for the hell of it. :nevreness:

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I am a total Newbie to the Nerd Fitness site, but have lifted weights for a while.  Your 5x5 plan is a solid strength routine to follow.

 

I like the simplicity of your goals...they make sense while still giving you a certain amount of freedom (the move it section).

 

Good luck.

Rangers lead the way........All the way.

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Sounds like you have a good plan! So how many days are you going to be doing the lifting exercises? Just curious!

Thanks! I'll be strength training 2 times a week. I'm aiming for Tues/Thurs, but my work schedule can be a bit wonky. Sometimes I might have to get them in whenever I can, even if it's one day and all the exercises.

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Welcome to the Rangers, chickie! Hooray for lifting!

Avalonna, level 3 Half-Elf Adventurer RangerCurrent challenge & spreadsheet • First challenge • Second challenge â€¢ Third challenge • Fourth challenge • Twitter • Tumblr Nerd Fitness: "This is the place to be healthy with others who know how to field strip a light saber and read elvish while explaining the dynamics of sub-space as it relates to a warp field." - tanktimusSTR 7 ~ DEX 2 ~ STA 6 ~ CON 8 ~ WIS 4 ~ CHA 3

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Great to see your new challenge thread, Chickie! I think y'all have inspired me--I'm joining the Rangers this challenge. Just need to sleep on my goals before throwing the new thread up. Subbed, and looking forward to seeing you rock your goals!

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Good goals can't wait to see your progress

Mel The Hangry, Level 7, Aussie Gnome, Ranger Druid

STR 9.5 | DEX 7.5 | STA 18 | CON 19.5 | WIS 14.5 | CHA 6.5 

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"Some days you eat salads and do yoga, Some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants, It’s called balance."

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I've updated my starting stats. I was going to start with my finishing stats from last challenge, but it seems I've lost a couple more pounds. :D

 

Last week I messed up my back (walking, who does that?) and it's still not 100%. I'm probably going to have to skip the deadlifts this week. :( Hopefully I'll be able to pick them back up next week. Until then, there will be lots of ice, stretching, and being super careful. Oh, and let's not forget the Tiger Balm. Tiger Balm will save the world!

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Very cool goals! Sounds like you have it in the bag. I'm also working on improving my diet this challenge, and if you've got a slow cooker, they can be a lifesaver on frak it days :) Let me know if you'd like any recipes!

Today is a perfect day for a perfect day! -- Do what needs to be done -- Enjoy the journey

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Very cool goals! Sounds like you have it in the bag. I'm also working on improving my diet this challenge, and if you've got a slow cooker, they can be a lifesaver on frak it days :) Let me know if you'd like any recipes!

 

Ooooh, yes. Slow cooker. So easy (especially if you get the bags that go in there when cooking; no clean up!) and so good. And if you don't have one, they're super cheap and shouldn't interfere too much with goal 4.

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STR - 4.25/DEX - 2.5/STA - 6.25/CON - 5.5/WIS - 9/CHA - 7.25

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When Prince Charming didn't come along, she went over to the palace and got him."

- Walt Disney

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Very cool goals! Sounds like you have it in the bag. I'm also working on improving my diet this challenge, and if you've got a slow cooker, they can be a lifesaver on frak it days :) Let me know if you'd like any recipes!

 

 

Ooooh, yes. Slow cooker. So easy (especially if you get the bags that go in there when cooking; no clean up!) and so good. And if you don't have one, they're super cheap and shouldn't interfere too much with goal 4.

Oooh, yes! LOVE the slow cooker! There's one particular meal that's a staple every week. I can't live without it! I've gotten a lot of great recipes from paleomg.com. That chick is a genius!! And, ZOMG, now I'm super hungry!! Ha!!

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Sounds like a solid plan. Nice and straightforward. Also, bonus points for Battlestar references. :pride:

 â€œIf you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.†- Tom Jefferson 

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STR 2 | DEX 3 | STA 4

CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

                     

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Day 1:

I've already managed to use up a planned meal, but I got to see a friend I haven't seen in at least 6 or 7 years. Bonus: other than two biscuits, I managed to keep it mostly primal.

9 planned meals remaining

~30 min walk with the dogs. It must have been a good walk because puppy is pooped.

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Level 11 Unicorn Ranger

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“Decorum is highly overrated and probably causes cancer.”  ~ Jenny Lawson

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Eating primally on the nights when you're feeling tired and lazy is tough. I'm still trying to come up with something quick I can fall back on besides bacon and eggs when I don't want to cook dinner. There are some nights when I miss the days of having cereal in the house at all times.

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Hey chickie!

 

Good going on the mostly primal, I failed like a chocolate teapot yesterday.  But today is another day and I'm gonna keep myself so busy I haven't got time to think about chocolate or ice cream!!  Good job on losing a couple of extra pounds too, after the week between challenges, I'm too scared to step on the scales, I'm gonna leave it and just use last weeks weight as my starting point.   I'm sure I can undo any increase fairly quickly! (hopefully!).

 

Good luck for a good day 2! xx

Human – adventurer – level 2

STR:  2   DEX:  3   STA: 5

CON:  6         WIS:  8.5         CHA:  4.5

 

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