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This new challenge format is coming at a pretty ideal time for me...

 

Main Quest: Become the Best Pre-Mama I Can

I am somewhat terrified to put this out into the universe, because it makes it real... but it will drive all of my goals for the foreseeable future, so here goes: my husband and I are trying to become parents.  It's scary and exciting and above all else, shining a glaring light on all of our weaknesses as grown-ups.  So this quest is all about stepping up to become best the mama I can be.  Since I am just at the very beginning of this path, my goals are to set myself up for some healthy baby growin'.

 

Mission 1: Be a Strong Role Model

I have been working the last two challenges to build up my fitness base and I want to continue building as long as I can.  Hopefully this will translate into a green light once I start baby growing to continue working out and being active.  My goal this challenge is to be physically active 5 times a week (anything that gets my muscles working).

5 Points to be divided amongst STR, DEX, and STA depending on what I feel improved most.

A: >90%

B: 80-89%

C: 70-79%

D: 60-69%

F: <59%

 

Mission 2: Be a Healthy Role Model

I noticed last challenge that my eating habits are relatively good, but I'm pretty sure that my workouts were being negatively affected by insufficient fueling.  I eat mostly healthy foods, but I want to really focus this challenge on making sure I'm getting enough of the right foods to get stronger and, you know, eventually grow a human.  My goal is to track all of my foods to ensure I'm getting what I need each day.  Will update with calories and rough macro targets before the challenge starts, but emphasis is on complete tracking for now.

+2 WIS, +2 CON

A: >90%

B: 80-89%

C: 70-79%

D: 60-69%

F: <59%

 

Mission 3: Model Good Behavior

I am the first to admit that I lack many of the "good habit" characteristics that I would hope to one day pass onto a kid.  So now is the time to start building those habits.  In this challenge I want to maintain a morning and bedtime routine.

 

AM: Brush teeth, floss, wash face, sunscreen

PM: Brush teeth, floss, wash face, take vitamins, actually clean contacts

 

Each routine will be counted separately (so if I miss my morning routine, I'll still get credit for a PM routine).

+2 CON, +2 CHA (everybody likes a fresh smile better, right?)

A: >90%

B: 80-89%

C: 70-79%

D: 60-69%

F: <59%

 

 

Supplemental Mission:

With another mouth to feed comes extra expenses.  My goal this challenge is to re-baseline our household monthly budget with Mr. Rin and get back on track towards building our savings.  For now, I'll plan on grading this somewhat subjectively.

+2 WIS

FluffyRin  --  Ranger (Level 4)

STR 4 | DEX 3 | STA 4.5 | CON 10 | WIS 10 | CHA 6

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, Current

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Ohhhhh so exciting  (sorry I'm a little baby mad - can't help myself).

 

I can say its definitely worth getting in shape for. Pregnancy was so much easier with my first when I was actually fit and healthy than with my second where I had let myself go a little - and 4 years later I'm still paying the price for that second pregnancy - argghhhh the stretch marks and flabbyness.

 

great goals you've set there. Good luck!

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Great looking challenge and congrats on taking the biggest grown up step ever! I totally admire you for wanting to get your shiz together (as much as possible) before bringing a tiny human into the world. That right there makes you a great role model, IMO.

 

Looking forward to seeing how things pan out for you! :)

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And following/awaiting your challenge eagerly. :)

 

Now with goals!

 

Waiting for some awesome goals!

 

I finally got around to adding - hope you stick around.  :)

 

Ohhhhh so exciting  (sorry I'm a little baby mad - can't help myself).

 

I can say its definitely worth getting in shape for. Pregnancy was so much easier with my first when I was actually fit and healthy than with my second where I had let myself go a little - and 4 years later I'm still paying the price for that second pregnancy - argghhhh the stretch marks and flabbyness.

 

great goals you've set there. Good luck!

 

Haha!  Thanks for following along.  I've heard time and again that being fit up front helps huge amounts, so I'm doing what I can to build a solid foundation.  I also know that I might run risks for needing bed rest based on my mom, so I'm hoping to avoid that as much as possible.

 

Great looking challenge and congrats on taking the biggest grown up step ever! I totally admire you for wanting to get your shiz together (as much as possible) before bringing a tiny human into the world. That right there makes you a great role model, IMO.

 

Looking forward to seeing how things pan out for you! :)

 

Aww - thanks!  I know that "completely ready" is just some kind of fantasy land, but I want to try and get as close as I can.  No matter what, a few improvements are better than none.  :)

FluffyRin  --  Ranger (Level 4)

STR 4 | DEX 3 | STA 4.5 | CON 10 | WIS 10 | CHA 6

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, Current

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I guess you need to go get your mandatory copy of "What to expect when your expecting" book.  ;)

 

Great goals!  My best friends wife ran all the way till the day she gave birth.  Ran 3 miles, water broke before she even cleaned up!  Good luck!

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STR: 2 | DEX: 2 | CON: 3 | STA: 5 | WIS: 2 | CHA: 3

 

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this is exciting. subbed.

 

Super sweet.  :)

 

I guess you need to go get your mandatory copy of "What to expect when your expecting" book.   ;)

 

Great goals!  My best friends wife ran all the way till the day she gave birth.  Ran 3 miles, water broke before she even cleaned up!  Good luck!

 

Haha!  My husband has started his book list - this one is first.  And secretly, I hope that I can stay that active.  Realistically, I'm gearing up to get back in the pool so that I can have something to fall back on.  :)

FluffyRin  --  Ranger (Level 4)

STR 4 | DEX 3 | STA 4.5 | CON 10 | WIS 10 | CHA 6

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, Current

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Haha!  My husband has started his book list - this one is first.  And secretly, I hope that I can stay that active.  Realistically, I'm gearing up to get back in the pool so that I can have something to fall back on.   :)

 

 

That book looks great..P  ersonally I'd skip the" what to expect" book and go for this one,

 

http://www.amazon.com/Up-Duff-real-guide-pregnancy/dp/0670882895/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374857013&sr=1-1&keywords=kaz+cooke+up+the+duff

 

a little bit of humor with the information rather than just too many facts..

Level 6, Ranger

 

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That book looks great..P  ersonally I'd skip the" what to expect" book and go for this one,

 

http://www.amazon.com/Up-Duff-real-guide-pregnancy/dp/0670882895/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374857013&sr=1-1&keywords=kaz+cooke+up+the+duff

 

a little bit of humor with the information rather than just too many facts..

 

I'll definitely check that one out.  We're still just barely on step one, but the list is long.  :)

 

Very, very cool.  Love the motivation.  Go you!  :)

 

Thank you!  I'm still working on convincing myself we're actually going for it. o.O

 

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That's me hitting my keyboard because I just came back to see your updated thread.

 

That is so very exciting! :D Awesome goals and I awesome main quest!

 

LOL!  I know, right?!  Thanks - this should be a pretty awesome challenge!

 

Ultimate motivation. Good luck!

 

Thanks!

FluffyRin  --  Ranger (Level 4)

STR 4 | DEX 3 | STA 4.5 | CON 10 | WIS 10 | CHA 6

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, Current

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Wow, you and RealKat are kind of blowing the rest of us out of the water, motivation-wise! Congrats on taking that (big) first step, and I can't wait to see how awesome you do this challenge!

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Wow, you and RealKat are kind of blowing the rest of us out of the water, motivation-wise! Congrats on taking that (big) first step, and I can't wait to see how awesome you do this challenge!

 

LOL!  Thanks.  <goes off to check out RealKat's thread>

 

EEEEEEE!! That's so exciting!!! And freakishly scary. That is so cool that you guys have made that decision. So crazy if it happened during THIS challege! ohhh the anticipation!! haha. ;) I think you've got the best motivation I've seen yet! And I know you'll do great! :D

 

I KNOW!  That's pretty much the exact thought that runs through my head about 20 times a day.  But it's time.  And I'm excited.  And HOLY CRAP if that happens I might just die.  Of both excitement and terror.  :D

FluffyRin  --  Ranger (Level 4)

STR 4 | DEX 3 | STA 4.5 | CON 10 | WIS 10 | CHA 6

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, Current

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Yay pre-mama!!! me too.   

 

I love your challenge! Subbed!

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Yay pre-mama!!! me too.   

 

I love your challenge! Subbed!

 

!!!  That's exciting for you, too!  Thanks for following along.  :)

 

Best of luck on week 1! :D And I'm loving all the pre-mama motivation going on this time around. It's fabulous. :)

 

Haha!  It does seem to have come out of the wood work all at once.  Thanks - good luck to you too!

FluffyRin  --  Ranger (Level 4)

STR 4 | DEX 3 | STA 4.5 | CON 10 | WIS 10 | CHA 6

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, Current

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Ok - pre challenge update (and rant against the denim industry).

 

This weekend was something of a huge nightmare/bust.  I woke up on Saturday with a monster migraine and wound up sleeping most of the day.  I felt a little better on Sunday, but it was drizzly so we decided to knock out some shopping that has been put off.  Namely, I had to get a pair of jeans.  I blew out the knees on two of my three pairs of jeans a few months ago, and discovered a hole in the crotch of my last pair a couple of weeks ago.  I've been getting away with it by dressing up more for work, but I got tired of sticking my foot out through the knee of my pants whenever I got dressed for chores/around the house.

 

I hate shopping for jeans.  Loath it.  Would rather be drown in the ocean.  But I love my husband because he dragged me around to 2 malls and probably 30 stores before we finally found a pair that didn't squeeze my thighs into oblivion while still gaping so far in the back that you could store a beach ball in the back of my pants.  Next on my sewing conquer list: pants.  So that some day I can just make my own freaking jeans.  Also, god bless "super curves" jeans.  Without them, my underwear would be forever relegated to be on display in denim.

 

It pretty much wiped out the entire day, so needless to say, the food prep I'd hoped to accomplish for this week didn't happen.  Tonight, a run and making food is at the absolute top of my list.  Because I can't do another day of restaurant/pre-processed meals.  My belly is staging a category 3 revolt.  </rant>

 

In other news, it isn't 90 degrees here!  I am very much looking forward to my run this afternoon.

FluffyRin  --  Ranger (Level 4)

STR 4 | DEX 3 | STA 4.5 | CON 10 | WIS 10 | CHA 6

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, Current

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Ok - pre challenge update (and rant against the denim industry).

 

This weekend was something of a huge nightmare/bust.  I woke up on Saturday with a monster migraine and wound up sleeping most of the day.  I felt a little better on Sunday, but it was drizzly so we decided to knock out some shopping that has been put off.  Namely, I had to get a pair of jeans.  I blew out the knees on two of my three pairs of jeans a few months ago, and discovered a hole in the crotch of my last pair a couple of weeks ago.  I've been getting away with it by dressing up more for work, but I got tired of sticking my foot out through the knee of my pants whenever I got dressed for chores/around the house.

 

I hate shopping for jeans.  Loath it.  Would rather be drown in the ocean.  But I love my husband because he dragged me around to 2 malls and probably 30 stores before we finally found a pair that didn't squeeze my thighs into oblivion while still gaping so far in the back that you could store a beach ball in the back of my pants.  Next on my sewing conquer list: pants.  So that some day I can just make my own freaking jeans.  Also, god bless "super curves" jeans.  Without them, my underwear would be forever relegated to be on display in denim.

 

It pretty much wiped out the entire day, so needless to say, the food prep I'd hoped to accomplish for this week didn't happen.  Tonight, a run and making food is at the absolute top of my list.  Because I can't do another day of restaurant/pre-processed meals.  My belly is staging a category 3 revolt.  </rant>

 

In other news, it isn't 90 degrees here!  I am very much looking forward to my run this afternoon.

 

I hate the jeans issue. Have stores never seen our super badass curves? Rude.

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Race: Wood Elf | Class: Footpath Ranger Leader

Level18 (STR):44.25 (DEX):37.25 (STA):30 (CON):31.25 (WIS):31.5 (CHA):25.25

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Love does not throw the book at you because love doesn't have a book to throw." -CS Lewis

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