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Hey everyone!! It's been so long since I've been here but I am BACK and READY FOR THIS CHALLENGE! 

 

It's time to really LEVEL UP MY LIFE! And I'm really excited to accomplish it with you! :)

 

My Third Challenge: Operation: Just Do It

 

My Main Quest:

 

Become Jane Bond by December 31, 2013

 

(Also...do a handstand pushup ^.^)

 

I wanna be a certified badass that's smart, sexy, always cool under pressure, has a lot of fun and is ready for each and every situation. (and can do a handstand pushup...>.>)

 

Goal One:

 

Workout 3x Per Week:

 

Chinup/Pushup Combo

Pullup/Elevated Pushup Combo

Inverted Row/Pike Pushup Combo

Alternate Press

Goblet Squat

One Legged Deadlift

Split Squat with Overhead Press

 

Goal Two:

 

Run 2x Per Week:

 

Run a Quarter Mile at a 7:30min pace, rest 2-3 mins--repeat 8x

Run for 30 minutes, light

 

Goal Three:

 

Yoga two times a week for ten minutes

 

Life Side Quest:

 

Be Happy. 

 

You may have noticed that the title of my challenge involves "Just Do It." No, I don't mean Nike, I mean I need to stop concentrating on not being upset and not being depressed and all this other crap--it doesn't help! I need to do three things:

 

1: Accept what I am feeling emotionally

2: Focus on my current goal

3: Do something that is related to my current goal

 

No more dwelling on how to change my emotions into happier ones, I'm just gonna do practiced forward movement toward my life goal. Period. 

 

In times of need i must ask myself: "What would my strongest, bravest, most courageous, and loving self do right now?"

 

And then Just. Do. It.

 

I'm going to also keep track of my mood and physically write down when I'm upset. And keep track of it (yes, I do have a spreadsheet!)

 

And lastly! Keep reading about happiness and absorbing the abundance of the universe. It's time to live my life!

 

Life Side Quest #2:

 

Get a job!

 

Do AT LEAST one thing toward getting a job, daily.

 

Complete at LEAST five companies from my list of supercool companies to work for (so far there are 220) per week

 

My Motivation:

 

When you are busy being depressed or upset, you're busy dying. It's time for me to thrive, it's time for me to live!

 

Instead of waking up and asking "Ugh I wonder how bad it's gonna be today"

 

I'm gonna wake up and look at a sign that says "How good can I stand it today?"

 

In one word: Happiness. 

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Surge, Level 3 Wood Elf RangerSTR 13.5 | DEX 4.5 | STA 9.5 | CON 7.5 | WIS 9.5 | CHA 5"Surge Supra : Rise Above"

 

Operation: Just Do It

"When running up a hill it's alright to give up as many times as you wish; as long as your feet keep moving."

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Day 1: July 29, 2013

 

Goal One: Workout:

 

Chinup/Pushup Combo

No chinup, had no bar -.-

Pushup:

3 sets of 10

Pullup/Elevated Pushup Combo

No pullup, had no bar

Elevated Pushup:

10, 8, 8 reps for three sets

Inverted Row/Pike Pushup Combo

Inverted Rows:

10 all 3 sets

Pike Pushups:

15, 10, 10 for 3 sets

Alternate Press

15lbs for 510lbs for 5

10lbs for 10, 2x

Goblet Squat

40lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets

One Legged Deadlift

No weight, 10 reps x 3 sets

Split Squat with Overhead Press

10lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets

 

Goal 2: n/a today

 

Goal 3: n/a today

 

Life Goal:

 

My handy spreadsheet says I was depressed for 8 hours throughout the day today. 

What helped me:

Feeling empowered by my decision, distractions of helping people and talking to people, thinking about my future, and in the end thinking "What would my strongest, bravest, most couragest and loving self do?"

 

Life Goal #2:

 

No resume today but I did reach out to some people with emails and I have a big networking event tomorrow. 

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Surge, Level 3 Wood Elf RangerSTR 13.5 | DEX 4.5 | STA 9.5 | CON 7.5 | WIS 9.5 | CHA 5"Surge Supra : Rise Above"

 

Operation: Just Do It

"When running up a hill it's alright to give up as many times as you wish; as long as your feet keep moving."

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Hey Surge!

 

Looks like you're starting off on the right foot!  Question, when you're doing your inverted rows, are you doing them flat on the ground, with your feet propped up, etc?  Just curious.  Btw, followed :)

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I love your theme!  What is your criteria for Bondness?  I have a similar Bond-themed set of goals that I keep a list of (kind of like Steve's goal/master quest list).  I just watched the Bourne Legacy over the weekend and got excited all over again to achieve secret agent spy status.  

 

I also love your statement: 

 

~~~

"In times of need i must ask myself: "What would my strongest, bravest, most courageous, and loving self do right now?"

 

And then Just. Do. It.

~~~

 

That is such a great way to look at actions in life.  

 

Good luck on the challenge!!  

Cait

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SURGE!! *glomp* Welcome back!! So glad to see you're back in the game with us!

Your workout looks pretty B.A. That's a lot of combination moves. As you've already proven, though, you'll be able to fly though that cause you're Supra Strong. I like your attitude for your life goal, too. Just do it. No excuses... just do it. :) *hug* subbed so I can watch the awesomeness unfold. ;)

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I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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subbed.  Welcome back, Surge!  I love that you have a mood spreadsheet.  I hope it is filled with an abundance of happiness.

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"You don't get stronger by skipping workouts." - me, to myself, about 3 times a week

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Hey Surge!

 

Looks like you're starting off on the right foot!  Question, when you're doing your inverted rows, are you doing them flat on the ground, with your feet propped up, etc?  Just curious.  Btw, followed :)

 

Flat on the ground, grab kitchen table, pull up by fingertips. They are really hard @.@ Thanks for following!!

 

I love your theme!  What is your criteria for Bondness?  I have a similar Bond-themed set of goals that I keep a list of (kind of like Steve's goal/master quest list).  I just watched the Bourne Legacy over the weekend and got excited all over again to achieve secret agent spy status.  

 

I also love your statement: 

 

~~~

"In times of need i must ask myself: "What would my strongest, bravest, most courageous, and loving self do right now?"

 

And then Just. Do. It.

~~~

 

That is such a great way to look at actions in life.  

 

Good luck on the challenge!!  

 

Here is my list lol:

 

Calm, Smooth, Good Shot, Strong, Fit, Athletic, Proficient in Weapons, Proficient in Martial Arts, Intelligent, Sexy, Knowledge of World Affairs, Hyper-Aware, Dependable, Well-Dressed, Flashy.

 

Let's be super agents together!! :)

 

Thanks for the luck!! 

 

SURGE!! *glomp* Welcome back!! So glad to see you're back in the game with us!

Your workout looks pretty B.A. That's a lot of combination moves. As you've already proven, though, you'll be able to fly though that cause you're Supra Strong. I like your attitude for your life goal, too. Just do it. No excuses... just do it. :) *hug* subbed so I can watch the awesomeness unfold. ;)

 

Aww yay! :glomped: oof! ::hugs back:: Missed you!! I am hoping for a darn good challenge!!

 

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AHH!!! :spinning back kick of awesome for a high five!:

 

subbed.  Welcome back, Surge!  I love that you have a mood spreadsheet.  I hope it is filled with an abundance of happiness.

 

:) Thanks glee! I missed you and thank you!

 

Hey, nice to see ya back! I shall be following for sure. It can be tough, when depression gets a hold of you, but it seems like you've got yourself a good way to tackle that. AND an awesome workout to boot!! Good luck!

 

Thank you!! :) Missed you too!!! 

 

I am always impressed with you. Need moar inspiration.

 

I'm always impressed by you LOREN WADE!!! So glad you're following!!! Missed you guys so much!

Surge, Level 3 Wood Elf RangerSTR 13.5 | DEX 4.5 | STA 9.5 | CON 7.5 | WIS 9.5 | CHA 5"Surge Supra : Rise Above"

 

Operation: Just Do It

"When running up a hill it's alright to give up as many times as you wish; as long as your feet keep moving."

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Much needed update!

 

Day 2: July 30, 2013

 

Goal One: Workout:

 

No workout today, too darn hectic!

 

Goal 2: Didn't really have the time to run on Tuesday. Had a lot to do!!

 

Goal 3: I forgot about yoga lol 

 

Life Goal:

 

My handy spreadsheet says I was depressed for 3 hours throughout the day today. (PR!)

What helped me:

Some communication with a person I'm upset about lol. 

 

Life Goal #2:

 

Went to the Global Citizen Summit!! It was a beer tasting event in Philly paired with a serious discussion about race in our society today and I had a GREAT time!! I met such cool people and had some outstanding conversations. It was absolutely awesome. Really renewed my sense of wanting to learn more about the world around me--my intellectual curiosity if you will. Very exciting! 

 

All in all, a good day! 

Surge, Level 3 Wood Elf RangerSTR 13.5 | DEX 4.5 | STA 9.5 | CON 7.5 | WIS 9.5 | CHA 5"Surge Supra : Rise Above"

 

Operation: Just Do It

"When running up a hill it's alright to give up as many times as you wish; as long as your feet keep moving."

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Much needed update!

 

Day 3: July 31, 2013

 

Goal One: Workout:

 

Chinup/Pushup Combo

No chinup, had no bar -.-

Pushup:

10, 5, 8 

***WOW why are these so hard?!

Pullup/Elevated Pushup Combo

No pullup, had no bar

Elevated Pushup:

6, 8, 5 reps for three sets

Inverted Row/Pike Pushup Combo

Inverted Rows:

10 all 3 sets

Pike Pushups:

15, 10, 10 for 3 sets

Alternate Press

15lbs x 10 x 3 sets

***DIFFICULT

Goblet Squat

40lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets

***DIFFICULT!

One Legged Deadlift

No weight x 10 x 1

5lbs x 10 x 2 (PR!)

Split Squat with Overhead Press

15lbs x 10 x 2 (PR!)

 

Goal 2: Worked out, no running

 

Goal 3: I forgot about yoga lol 

 

Life Goal:

 

My handy spreadsheet says I was depressed for 9 hours throughout the day today. 

What helped me:

A bit of closure and moving forward now. It's going to hurt every once in a while but I deserve someone who will commit to fixing things and go for the long haul and I honestly believe that. I'm going to have a full, abundant life! Plus, relationships shouldn't be that much work! I wasn't 100% happy before and I'm kind of muddling my hindsight. 

 

Life Goal #2:

 

Kind of a fail in the job department today. Too much thoughts and upsetedness, plus I had family things to do for large chunks of the day. But working out felt good and tomorrow is going to be new beginnings for job hunts and everything. I will hit the goal of five companies and all that of course ;) 

 

It was a difficult day but a good one. I'm moving forward and trying to hold onto what didn't work in the past so that I have a better idea of what I want for the future. It's time to live life, time to just do it! :) 

Surge, Level 3 Wood Elf RangerSTR 13.5 | DEX 4.5 | STA 9.5 | CON 7.5 | WIS 9.5 | CHA 5"Surge Supra : Rise Above"

 

Operation: Just Do It

"When running up a hill it's alright to give up as many times as you wish; as long as your feet keep moving."

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Literally laughed out loud at the 3 hour depression PR!

Keep your sense of humor and your positive attitude about moving forward!

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Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

Previous Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6789101111.51213141516171819, 2021222324, 25, 262728293031323334

"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

"You don't get stronger by skipping workouts." - me, to myself, about 3 times a week

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Went to the Global Citizen Summit!! It was a beer tasting event in Philly paired with a serious discussion about race in our society today and I had a GREAT time!! I met such cool people and had some outstanding conversations. It was absolutely awesome. Really renewed my sense of wanting to learn more about the world around me--my intellectual curiosity if you will. Very exciting!

 

Sounds AMAZING!  Was this the thingy at RTM?  oooooooohhhhh so cool.

 

My handy spreadsheet says I was depressed for 9 hours throughout the day today. 

What helped me:

A bit of closure and moving forward now. It's going to hurt every once in a while but I deserve someone who will commit to fixing things and go for the long haul and I honestly believe that. I'm going to have a full, abundant life! Plus, relationships shouldn't be that much work! I wasn't 100% happy before and I'm kind of muddling my hindsight. 

 

Life Goal #2:

 

Kind of a fail in the job department today. Too much thoughts and upsetedness, plus I had family things to do for large chunks of the day. But working out felt good and tomorrow is going to be new beginnings for job hunts and everything. I will hit the goal of five companies and all that of course ;)

 

It was a difficult day but a good one. I'm moving forward and trying to hold onto what didn't work in the past so that I have a better idea of what I want for the future. It's time to live life, time to just do it! :)

 

hey... you got in a nice workout!  Maybe don't track being depressed?  That just sounds kind of depressing.

 

The job stuff is tough.  It's a weird time of year with fiscal cycles and new grads.  Give it time.  Job searches are really draining.  BUT they do pan out.  Eventually.  Keep the faith.  It will work out.

 

And definitely, live life.  That is an amazing part of every single day.

I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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Hi surge!!

 

Great to see you back here and ready to kick some more ass & become super-bad-ass.  I love your goal of a handstand push-up by the end of this year - that would be amazing!

 

It sounds like a challenging week with some difficult conversations but hopefully you'll feel some relief at having had them & maybe being able to move on?  Relationships are a tricky one, so well done you for broaching the subject and not letting it fester.

 

Looking at your Life Side Quest questions I wonder if you have been reading Anthony Robbins or similar?

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Literally laughed out loud at the 3 hour depression PR! Keep your sense of humor and your positive attitude about moving forward!

 

Lol I'm trying!

 

Sounds AMAZING!  Was this the thingy at RTM?  oooooooohhhhh so cool.

 

 

hey... you got in a nice workout!  Maybe don't track being depressed?  That just sounds kind of depressing.

 

The job stuff is tough.  It's a weird time of year with fiscal cycles and new grads.  Give it time.  Job searches are really draining.  BUT they do pan out.  Eventually.  Keep the faith.  It will work out.

 

And definitely, live life.  That is an amazing part of every single day.

 

Yeah, I think it was!

 

I don't know tracking it is kind of helping because I can find the causes and actually see how much of my day I waste on it you know? 

 

I'll find a job. I know I will :) 

 

^- what Cline said. :) and a *hug* ontop. Killer workout :D

 

:hug!:

 

Very VERY good workout, keep rockin it!

 

Thanks!

 

Hi surge!!

 

Great to see you back here and ready to kick some more ass & become super-bad-ass.  I love your goal of a handstand push-up by the end of this year - that would be amazing!

 

It sounds like a challenging week with some difficult conversations but hopefully you'll feel some relief at having had them & maybe being able to move on?  Relationships are a tricky one, so well done you for broaching the subject and not letting it fester.

 

Looking at your Life Side Quest questions I wonder if you have been reading Anthony Robbins or similar?

 

I'm reading Dan Millman. Peaceful Warrior. It's great! 

 

Surge! Subbed! 

 

Also, NICE long term goal. Will you post a video when it's go time?

 

Omg DEF

 

Heya Lady Jane! (Bond, that is...)  Hope everything's doing okay over in your neck of the woods. :) Can't wait to hear how your weekend went and how week 2 is treating you. ;)

 

Everything is okay. Rocky few days but I'm gonna post updates as soon as I can. Sorry for the delay guys!

Surge, Level 3 Wood Elf RangerSTR 13.5 | DEX 4.5 | STA 9.5 | CON 7.5 | WIS 9.5 | CHA 5"Surge Supra : Rise Above"

 

Operation: Just Do It

"When running up a hill it's alright to give up as many times as you wish; as long as your feet keep moving."

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Yeah, I totally died off lol. Life has been so crazy let me just fill everyone in:

 

I didn't workout last week -.- I worked so much and have been so tumultuous trying to get over this damn relationship crap that it was not really working out for me. 

 

But, I did in the past few days, come to the conclusion that I want to be a doctor. I want to help people. What gives me solace is helping others and seeing results. I can't think of any greater profession than a Doctor for that reason. Sure, the road is long and difficult but I can do anything! 

 

I did workout today, which I'll post here. But I'm slowly getting better and trying each day to be happier than the last. 

Surge, Level 3 Wood Elf RangerSTR 13.5 | DEX 4.5 | STA 9.5 | CON 7.5 | WIS 9.5 | CHA 5"Surge Supra : Rise Above"

 

Operation: Just Do It

"When running up a hill it's alright to give up as many times as you wish; as long as your feet keep moving."

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Goal One: Workout:


 


Chinup/Pushup Combo


No chinup, had no bar -.-


Pushup:


12, 10, 10


Pullup/Elevated Pushup Combo


No pullup, had no bar


Elevated Pushup:


10, 15 (PR!), 10


Inverted Row/Pike Pushup Combo


Inverted Rows:


None, raining


Pike Pushups:


10, 15, 10


Alternate Press


15lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets


Goblet Squat


40lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets


One Legged Deadlift


10lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets


Split Squat with Overhead Press


15lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets


Surge, Level 3 Wood Elf RangerSTR 13.5 | DEX 4.5 | STA 9.5 | CON 7.5 | WIS 9.5 | CHA 5"Surge Supra : Rise Above"

 

Operation: Just Do It

"When running up a hill it's alright to give up as many times as you wish; as long as your feet keep moving."

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Yeah, I totally died off lol. Life has been so crazy let me just fill everyone in:

 

I didn't workout last week -.- I worked so much and have been so tumultuous trying to get over this damn relationship crap that it was not really working out for me. 

 

But, I did in the past few days, come to the conclusion that I want to be a doctor. I want to help people. What gives me solace is helping others and seeing results. I can't think of any greater profession than a Doctor for that reason. Sure, the road is long and difficult but I can do anything! 

 

I did workout today, which I'll post here. But I'm slowly getting better and trying each day to be happier than the last. 

Wow, sounds like it's been rough, BUT productive!

 

I've got many family members in the medical field, so I totally support you in this, Surge, you can do it and I know you'd be great at it :)

 

Also, good job on what you could complete in your workout!

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"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15&16)

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But, I did in the past few days, come to the conclusion that I want to be a doctor. I want to help people. What gives me solace is helping others and seeing results. I can't think of any greater profession than a Doctor for that reason. Sure, the road is long and difficult but I can do anything! 

 

I did workout today, which I'll post here. But I'm slowly getting better and trying each day to be happier than the last. 

 

That's quite the big decision, but it's a great one! On thing that really helped me get through some rough times was deciding on a new career path (being a cop), it gave me a new sense of purpose that I'd been missing without even realizing I was missing it. Everything took a big upswing after that decision was made.

 

You're right about it being a long and difficult road, but if anyone can make it to the end of it, it's you!! And we're all here for you if/when you need a boost through the rough bits!

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