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Demigod finds Camp Half Blood - L_A_Malone's first challenge


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The Backstory:

A year and a half ago, I was standing at a bus stop, eating a tuna sandwich. A man came up to me, tried to grab it, and said, "It'll only make you fatter." I had been trying to lose weight (martial arts classes off and on) for about three months, so I was pretty upset/debating a furious shin-kicking.  I didn't, but for the rest of my time living in London, I sort of gave up. I would stll go on long walks, or hit the elliptical every once in a while, but compiling daily reminders of how big I was from random strangers, plus conflicting dieting/exercise tips from family and friends, I lost a lot of steam.

 

The Quest Begins:

Fast forward to now. Gained a little steam back at the beginning of the year, and I signed up to let one of the student athletic trainers coach me. I'd been doing alright up until the summer, when my coach graduated, and then got out of the habit of working out. But then I found Nerd Fitness, which in the spirit of letting your nerd flag fly, I've decided to think of as my own Camp Half Blood. Lots of heroes coming together to train and battle monsters the dreaded unhealthy lifestyle. I'm in again, because I've found that what I need most (besides structure) is moral support. Anyway, on to the important stuff:

 

 Quest: Weight loss/getting into shape. I want to be able to walk up 2 flights of stairs without getting winded.

Mission 1- Active Body: BBwW x3 per week.

Mission 2- Healthy Body: Start following the Paleo Diet.

Mission 3- Conscious Body: Keep a food/emotions journal daily.

Life Quest: Add at least 500 words to my novel every day.

 

Good luck, fellow Newbies!

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Thanks! It's a fantasy novel about a Tengu (modified version of the mythology) who's a bodyguard for a politician and his son. That's the extremely simplified version lol. :)

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Welcome to the rebellion, and congrats on getting back on the band wagon! Good luck with your goals (and your book)!

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First Challenge: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/36800-this-viking-is-going-to-battle/

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Thanks, Bam! Back on the wagon, indeed. At least this time it's with fellow nerds. Best way to do most things, I find. :)

 

Thanks Shadow! Do you do books? Short stories? Poetry?

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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What an excellent group of goals you have, and you've come to the right place for moral support! I'm impressed with your restraint regarding the furious shin-kicking. You'll do great here. :-)

 

Also, from one writer to another, I think your book sounds awesome. Please let us know when you publish, because I'll totally read it.

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Thanks, Guthlac!

 

HH - it was less a matter of restraint and more the fact that I was too shocked to go through with the shin-kicking, lol. And thanks! I'm hoping to be done writing by Christmas and submitting by next spring (revisions always take me a while). I'll keep y'all posted. :)

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Hey! I'm with you on the needing moral support. It's so easy to fall off the band wagon if there is no support! I'm also starting the paleo diet for this challenge and once you get past the beginning hardships of starting something new it is amazing! Good Luck and you can do it!!

Some of the coolest dreams that ever came true weren't dreams at all, but standards that simply weren't compromised.

 

  http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/36982-sunshinerunner-goes-paleo-get-fit-or-die-trying/

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So, the 6 a.m. call to work out (to the tune of Ed Sheeran's Lego House) came REALLY quickly.... But I managed it. One step at a time I suppose. 

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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LA, Great job! Waking up the first day is the hardest part.  I like your journalizing goal.  I find keeping a journal about something specific like that helps you identify patterns more easily as well as build confidence by re-reading successes you had in the past. Keep writing and kicking butt!

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Welcome fellow new paleo-er! And writer! And assassin!

 

 

 

 

Thats how life is lived! :)

 

Yep! And I just noticed that your sig proclaims you as an "eater of pie" which I heartily approve of. There will always be a special place in my heart for pie.... 

 

 

 

LA, Great job! Waking up the first day is the hardest part.  I like your journalizing goal.  I find keeping a journal about something specific like that helps you identify patterns more easily as well as build confidence by re-reading successes you had in the past. Keep writing and kicking butt!

 

 

Yeah, definitely. The patterns thing is what I'm hoping for. I know I'm a stress eater, too, so I'm hoping writing everything down will sort of help me separate "hunger" from "Oh god I have 4 high school visits today and a fair and I forgot all my underwear! DOUGHNUTS!" :)

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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People can be cruel, but screw em'. Be healthy because you want to live a long and happy life being awesome:)

 

It seems as though we have similar goals for this first challenge. I'll look forward to your updates to see if we are both getting along well with our new healthy lifestyles.

 

 

 

SLAY THOSE MONSTERS!

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People can be cruel, but screw em'. Be healthy because you want to live a long and happy life being awesome:)

 

It seems as though we have similar goals for this first challenge. I'll look forward to your updates to see if we are both getting along well with our new healthy lifestyles.

 

 

 

SLAY THOSE MONSTERS!

 

Preach! *brandishes sword* 

 

 

 

Can't believe he did that! What an a-hole! Well we won't steal any of your sandwiches here. Actually I might because I'm starving. But I'll be nice about it. :)

 

You have some great goals, especially the journaling one! Good luck!

 

I still don't quite believe it. And sandwich stealing amongst friends is totally okay. I've had a legit knock down, drag out in the kitchen over a BLT before (in our defense, it was the last of the bacon...), so I get it. ;)

 

 

 

Good luck with your life goal, I know from experience how hard it is to write regularly...

 

Thanks! Yeah, my problem is that I write regularly, but it's fan fiction lol. 

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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I love coming home from a long day at work with the nerdishly-challenged and read things like that. **goes to retrieve Orcish Battleaxe**

 

Ouch, working with the nerdishly-challenged is difficult. I made a Harry Potter reference the other day and no one got it.... *woe is nerd*

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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