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Main Quest

To be significantly smaller/fitter by the time my wedding rolls around on March 21, 2014. I’m not exactly sure what size I want to be. I’m a 22 now, so maybe a 16? 14? I honestly don’t know what’s realistic. Any suggestions?


(Also, I can’t leave out my ultimate goal of running a 5k. That totally keeps me going! But, that’s SUPER long term.)


Mission Goals

  • Strength train three times a week to get stronger and get that fat off! Plus, I like it!

    • +2 STR +2 CON

Grading

15 -18   Strength Workouts = A

12 - 15  Strength Workouts = B

8 – 11   Strength Workouts = C

5 -7      Strength Workouts = D

< 5       Strength Workouts = F


  • Move my behind two times a week to build up that endurance and burn some calories!

    • +2 DEX +1 STA +2 CHA

Grading

11 – 12  Moves = A

9 – 10   Moves = B

7 – 8     Moves = C

< 6       Moves = F


  • Continue to eat mostly primal. I get 10 planned indulgence meals and 3 frak it meals. And since DragonCon is during this challenge, I might be saving most of my meals for it! :D

    • +1 WIS +2 CHA

Grading

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

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


Life Quest

Get my shiz in order to get back in school by the spring semester. I seriously need to finish my B.S. degree, and stop BS-ing around. And yes, I have been totally scared to do this. Why, I have no idea. Fear of success, probably. *smh*

  • +2 WIS

     Grading

     Enrolled, and ready to register for classes = A

     No progress = F

     There’s really no wiggle room here. It’s all or nothing!


Bonus Life Quest

Save some money for DragonCon, dammit! (No points, just something I would still like to get done)


Fitness Side Quest

Try out a kick-boxing and/or body combat class.

  • +1 STA

     Grading

     One or more classes = A

     No classes = F


Motivation

I want to do stuff!! I want to run a 5k, I want to do an obstacle course like Warrior Dash, I want to do CrossFit, I want to be able to water ski, I want to be able to hike pretty mountain-y trails. Speaking of which, I want to climb this:

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(That's 2,000 steps built into the side of a mountain in my hometown!)

 

Starting Weight: (in pounds)

Squat:  45

BP:       75 (I might have to drop this. If I don't get my full reps next workout, I'll have to deload.)

Press:   55

DL:       110

 

Measurements:

Shoulders:    17           
Chest:           38     
Waist:           45          
Hips:             59 1/2           
Lt. Arm:        19           
Rt. Arm:        18    
Lt. Leg:         35 1/12           
Rt. Leg:         35          
            
Weight:         264.8    
The Beast:    7.2

 

For those of you that are new to my challenges, The Beast refers to my stomach. Yes, it has a name and it can be weighed on it's own! :nightmare:  :nightmare:  :nightmare: 

 

Before Pictures:

 

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You *can* do those things at your current size! Maybe not as easily or as well as you want to, but I promise you that you are capable of all those things, simply because you have the motivation and desire to do them :)

 

Also, if you don't have a wedding dress yet, know that the sizes run crazy small - most girls will buy a dress that is 2-3 sizes bigger than their street size. Also, having a dress tailored to the max for you will be an absolutely amazing experience - no matter what size you are, you'll feel like a million bucks in your wedding gown.

 

Can't wait to follow your progress!

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The mountain staircase looks really cool. Reminds me of a hill back where I'm from that I would like to climb. I'm here for the ass-kicking awesomeness!

Totally! We're all over the ass kicking!!! :D

 

You *can* do those things at your current size! Maybe not as easily or as well as you want to, but I promise you that you are capable of all those things, simply because you have the motivation and desire to do them :)

 

Also, if you don't have a wedding dress yet, know that the sizes run crazy small - most girls will buy a dress that is 2-3 sizes bigger than their street size. Also, having a dress tailored to the max for you will be an absolutely amazing experience - no matter what size you are, you'll feel like a million bucks in your wedding gown.

 

Can't wait to follow your progress!

It's funny, I never had any desire to do ANY of those things (except for water ski. I tried that, could not stand up to save my life) until now. I've realized that I can or will be able to do them and that is a great feeling. I grew up looking at the incline every day, and I always thought the people that climbed it, especially the nutters that RAN it, were absolutely bonkers. Now I realize I'll be able to do it next time I go home to visit and I'm super excited about it! Who am I??

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Sub sub sub!  Hey Chickie!   

 

Ready to follow along as a trusty sidekick once again!    Your motivation and determination is inspiring!    So keep it up.    Love the goals, love the pictures!  That mountain is skeeeery but cool looking!    You can do it!

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Chickie, great goals and more important, smart plans to tackle each goal. 

 

You *can* do those things at your current size!

 

I cannot help support this idea enough......it's something that I literally repeat to myself every day.  Trust me at 350+ lbs I started Brazilian Jiu Jitzu with the thought that I could never do it, I was wrong.  I started using a 5K training app, and only 2 weeks in I have ran farther without stopping than I have in 10 years (not huge distances, but a win is a win no matter big or small)  Plus, the looks on peoples faces when my behemoth body slowly chugs by them is worth every bit of push and discomfort!

 

You can do this and I look forward to following along

“It’s the sensible, logical thing to do, of course, which is why we don’t do it.” -Tanis, Dragons of Autumn Twilight

"Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it." - Raistlin - Dragons of Autumn Twilight

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Congrats and Yes we do have more or less the same end goal, Can't wait to see your progress. :welcoming:

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

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Sub sub sub!  Hey Chickie!   

 

Ready to follow along as a trusty sidekick once again!    Your motivation and determination is inspiring!    So keep it up.    Love the goals, love the pictures!  That mountain is skeeeery but cool looking!    You can do it!

 

Yes, right on! BSG seeeeesters for the win! One of these days I will run into Katee at a con and I will get a proper Starbuck workout for us! I was hoping she would be at DragonCon, but it looks like she won't be there. Poo!

 

Looking forward to our St. Louis some-sort-of obstacle challenge meet up, too. Totally a motivator as well!

 

Chickie, great goals and more important, smart plans to tackle each goal. 

 

 

I cannot help support this idea enough......it's something that I literally repeat to myself every day.  Trust me at 350+ lbs I started Brazilian Jiu Jitzu with the thought that I could never do it, I was wrong.  I started using a 5K training app, and only 2 weeks in I have ran farther without stopping than I have in 10 years (not huge distances, but a win is a win no matter big or small)  Plus, the looks on peoples faces when my behemoth body slowly chugs by them is worth every bit of push and discomfort!

 

You can do this and I look forward to following along

 

Holy crap, you are AWESOME! That is some fabulous motivation/inspiration for me. I'm going to love having you on my team. I think we'll make fantastic buddies. :D

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Hmm it may be time to take Naruto off my phone and put on some Kara Thrace... why have I never thought about this before?!

Also --- your peppers are taller than your cucumbers lol Heheheh. This makes me giggle for some reason.

Level 75.5 ~*~ Ranger

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"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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Looking forward to our St. Louis some-sort-of obstacle challenge meet up, too. Totally a motivator as well!

 

What event and when are you going to be in the St. Louis area?  I am not far out from StL.

“It’s the sensible, logical thing to do, of course, which is why we don’t do it.” -Tanis, Dragons of Autumn Twilight

"Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it." - Raistlin - Dragons of Autumn Twilight

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Quick post before I possibly die:

ZOMG U GUISE!!! I just completed day 1 of C25K outside, in the heat, in my neighborhood, with hills!!! I ran, ok well I think it was something like a fast shuffle, every time I was supposed to - AND for the WHOLE time! I'm honestly super shocked that I made it and way super proud of myself.

And yes, I do feel like I'm going to die, but in the best possible way! :D

Just know that I loved all of you if this is my last post. ;)

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

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Looking forward to our St. Louis some-sort-of obstacle challenge meet up, too. Totally a motivator as well!

What event and when are you going to be in the St. Louis area? I am not far out from StL.

We're planning to do something like Roc Race (Google it, it looks like a blast!) in St. Louis next year. It all stemmed my last challenge and it just snowballed into a thing. Feel free to join us! We're going to have our very own NF team! :D I don't have any details yet, but I'll let everyone know when I do (probably spring).

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WOOOOHOOOOO!  Way to go girl!!     So proud of you!   C25K is a great program and it really does work!    Trust in it, trust in yourself, and always remember that off days are ok... progress, especially in running, is not linear.   Today's I made it, might be forgotten by tomorrow's 'It kicked my ass.'  Just keep running, just keep running ...

 

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Level 75.5 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

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Quick post before I possibly die: ZOMG U GUISE!!! I just completed day 1 of C25K outside, in the heat, in my neighborhood, with hills!!! I ran, ok well I think it was something like a fast shuffle, every time I was supposed to - AND for the WHOLE time! I'm honestly super shocked that I made it and way super proud of myself. And yes, I do feel like I'm going to die, but in the best possible way! :D Just know that I loved all of you if this is my last post. ;)

OUTSTANDING!!!!!

feeling like your going to die makes living that much better when you are successful!  Proud of ya Chickie.....the biggest fight in my opinion is the first step and you're through it!

“It’s the sensible, logical thing to do, of course, which is why we don’t do it.” -Tanis, Dragons of Autumn Twilight

"Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it." - Raistlin - Dragons of Autumn Twilight

Current Challenge

 

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Yay Chickie! I'm so excited for you! Something tells me this challenge is going to be *epic* for a lot of us!

 

I learned to run with C25K, too. When I started, I went on a "run" to see how far I could go. I made it 1/4 mile and was dying. I didn't do it in quite 10 weeks, but I was definitely running a full 20 minutes by the end of the program (and if I had actually cared about what I was eating instead of stopping at 7-11 after every workout, I might have actually finished it on schedule, lol). Running is such a simple but POWERFUL thing to do - I hope you learn to love it as much as I do!

 

Another tip - if you haven't invested in some good sneakers already, you'll want to by week 3. I always recommend anything by Ryka - they are amazing and fairly affordable (you can get them at DSW if you have one near you)

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