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Main Quest:

To build up a solid foundation of habits to propel me towards my ultimate goal of being a master of my own body weight.
 
Mission #1: Convict Conditioning New Blood program  (+2 STR, +1 DEX, +1 CHA)
  • Two workouts per week, alternating with pushups/leg raises on one day and pullups/squats on the other.
Mission #2: 0 to 1650 swim challenge.  (+3 STA, +1 CON)
  • Had difficulties with this last challenge mostly due to sickness and other unexpected circumstances.
  • Will continue starting at week 3 of the plan.  
Mission #3: Recovery. Lights out by 10pm each night.  (+2 CON, +1 WIS)
  • To support recovery on my workouts and a fresh, clear mind for work and training.
Life Mission: Study Android Development 8 focused hours per week outside of work.  (+2 WIS, +2 CHA)
  • I have long neglected my career training. This will be a first step to getting back where I should be.
  • I will likely have a lot of time to work on this at work, so my goal is based on personal time spent versus an amount of material covered.
Grading:
  • Mission #1 (in days): A = 12, B = 11, C = 10, D = 9, F = 8 or less
  • Mission #2 (in days): A = 16-18, B = 14-15, C = 12-13, D = 10-11, F = 9 or less
  • Mission #3 (in days): A = 27-30, B = 24-26, C = 21-23, D = 18-20, F = 17 or less
  • Life Mission #4 (in hours): A = 44-48, B = 39-43, C = 34-39, D = 29-33, F = 28 or less
  
Rewards per goal: A = 100%, B = 75%, C = 50%, D = 25%, F = 0%
 
Motivation:

To be a Master of my own body weight and an example of health to my wife and kids.

 

Motivation

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Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

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“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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*pushes his stack of poker chips into the middle of the table*

All in!

M (the 13th letter). Lvl 6 Elven Monk.

Mathematics, computer science, martial arts and bodyweight strength training. Also, sometimes, fiction.

Hello, world!

Challenges: “Consistency†⟶ “Preparation†⟶ “Multiplexing†⟶ “Sanity†⟶ “Escape†⟶ “Lockdown†⟶ “Probation†⟶ “Detention†⟶ “Foundationâ€(×3) ⟶ “All In!†⟶ “Happy Hourâ€

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****This is a semi-automated message from your Robot guild leader.****

 

Hello and welcome to the assassin guild! I am Nuala and I'm your guild leader. First of all, I want to thank you for having chosen our guild as your first official one, it makes me really happy and proud. I really hope you will enjoy being with us and that you will find here all the support you need. 

 

What you need to know.

Whatever you do, remember that your challenge is your priority. Mini-challenges, guild activities, PVP are not mandatory. They are here for you to have fun, discover new exercises, have some friendly competitions but they must not hinder your progresses. If a mini-challenge seems too overwhelming for you, don't do it. I know this challenge will be difficult for many with Thanksgiving for the Americans Nerds and Christmas approaching. Just remember that failure only happens when you give up totally, not when you take a few days break.  :)

 

Being here with us will give you access to many other not mandatory activities, aka:

Creative mini-challenge. The creative mini-challenge will start on Monday, November 11 and will last the whole challenge (aka 6 weeks). As the name may suggest, you will be asked to do some creative media according to a theme.

Ex:

Assassin alphabet

Assassin ads

Participation in creative mini-challenges usually grant you +1 CHA if you decide to use the stat system.

 

Mini-challenges: Every other Mondays, I will publish a new mini-challenge. These one lasts one week and will ask you to do some special exercises. There will be 5 mini-challenges, the story telling will be done by VengefulPear.  Depending of the exercises, you will be able to earn one stat points for your participation. More infos in the mini-challenge thread.

 

PVP. PVP are competitions started by other members of the rebellion. If you enjoy measuring yourself to other, they may be the right thing for you. I can suggest you:

- Juggling PVP: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39383-november-11-december-22-juggling-pvp/

- Handstand PVP: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39126-november-5th-december-31st-handstands-pvp/

- Poses in unusual places: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/16638-poses-in-unusual-places/

- Crazy jump rope PVP http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39112-nov-4th-unlimited-jump-rope-challenge/

- Hooray: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/24603-pvs-the-honorable-order-of-rebellious-appraising-yeomen/

 

Of course, these are only example, feel free to check the PVP forum to find or even make your own PVP! Remember to check the rules though  :)

 

What I expect from you!

Consistency, awesomeness and regular updates. One update at the end of the challenge won't do, I want to be able to see you are still here with us. One Update a week is a minimum. More would be even better  :)

 

Don't stay by yourself. If you want people to follow your thread and support you, you may have to do the same. You will probably find many people who share the same goals as you, go visit their thread, cheer on them and they will probably do the same. 

 

Make sure you subscribe to the announcement thread:

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39116-guild-information-and-announcements-subscribe/

And if you don't want to subscribe, make at least sure you read it once a week. I usually update it on Monday to present the new mini-challenge and Assassin most wanted list. 

 

Don't stay by yourself bis! The assassin's den is open to all, you have funny gifs to share, a story to tell, needs some advices or just want a place to chat? The Assassin's den is the place to go (also, we have corgis)!

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/39117-the-assassins-den-ask-an-assassin-general-chat/

 

What else?

If you have any problems, questions or suggestions for the guild, feel free to send me a PM. Also, I'm still looking for journalists to work on the weekly most wanted list. The job is quite simple albeit a bit time consuming. PM me for more details.

 

Sorry for the wall of text! I wish you luck for this challenge!  :D

 

****This was a semi-automated message from your Robot guild leader.****

Nuala, level 13 Robot mistress of pain, Assassin Guild leader

 

First journey: The Rise and fall of an Assassin

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13

Second journey: Crawling back

#1

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Sub'd brader! I'm home but need to get caught up! So bear with me, and I hope to have my thread up soon.

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Okay, so to start off my challenge, my weight is at about 197 lbs.  I haven't lost anything in the last week or two and I'm so close to my goal weight.  Even though I did not make it part of my challenge this time, I'm going to make a final push to get to that goal weight.  For the next 2-3 weeks I need to be razor sharp on my food choices.  I don't want to stretch this out any more.  My swimming will be critical as well since it will help me to burn considerably more calories each week.  If I can achieve my goal weight by the end of week #3, I will count this as extra credit +1 on my counts for one of my goals (my choice).

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Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Day 1

Goal 1: Convict Conditioning

Incline push-up: 25/20 change of +5/0

Knee tuck: 40/40/20 change of 0/+6/+20

Goal 2: perfect swim! No extra breaths anywhere.

Goal 3: lights out at 10 pm. Check

Life goal: none today

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Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Lights out!  We've got that goal in common, I see.  Last night didn't work so well for me though.  I went to bed at my new, somewhat earlier time, and then just kept waking up through the whole night.  My cat might have had a something to do with that, at least a couple times though.  Hopefully tonight will be better.

 

Good luck with your goals!

Blaze the Bounty Hunter

 

Things We Lose Have A Way Of Coming Back To Us In The End. If Not Always In The Way We Expect It

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Lights out! We've got that goal in common, I see. Last night didn't work so well for me though. I went to bed at my new, somewhat earlier time, and then just kept waking up through the whole night. My cat might have had a something to do with that, at least a couple times though. Hopefully tonight will be better.

Good luck with your goals!

I woke up once or twice also and woke up tired. Hopefully I will sleep better tonight. I've decided that any less than perfect this challenge is unacceptable so I will be in bed at 10pm tonight.

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Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Awesome attitude brader! I love the determination I am hearing! :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

 

I know you will smash this challenge!

 

Hope you have an excellent Wednesday my friend!

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Day 2

Goal 1: off day

Goal 2: off day

Goal 3: bed by 10pm - check

Life goal: studied about 45 min.

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Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Looks like your still smashing those goals!

 

Wish you an awesome Thursday brader! :triumphant:

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Day 3

 

Goal 1: Off Day

Goal 2: Perfect Swim - 900 yds in 22:36.  Will add 300 yds next swim.

Goal 3: Bed by 10pm. Check

Life Goal: Studied about 30 minutes (Got interrupted a lot or it would have been more)

Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Yay! Sounds like the first week is going - as forkboy would put it - swimmingly for you! ;):encouragement:

 

I really envy this "perfect swim". Swimming, like running, is something I'm just no good at.

 

Thanks!  Perfect is of course relative.  Perfect in the sense of the parameters I set for it with breaks and breaths and such.  I am far from a great swimmer.  I pretty much stick to freestyle.  I've never learned Butterfly.  I'd love to learn someday, though I'm a bit self-conscious to actually try or take a class.  Also, I'm not a runner either.  I've tried it and never really cared for it.  I don't think I'd ever be or want to be a distance anything (runner, swimmer, etc).  I am building a base for my swimming to swim 1 mile non-stop.  I don't plan to really ever swim much further than that unless I get a lot faster.  I will start doing more intervals and maybe drills.

Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Thanks!  Perfect is of course relative.  Perfect in the sense of the parameters I set for it with breaks and breaths and such.  I am far from a great swimmer.  I pretty much stick to freestyle.  I've never learned Butterfly.  I'd love to learn someday, though I'm a bit self-conscious to actually try or take a class.  Also, I'm not a runner either.  I've tried it and never really cared for it.  I don't think I'd ever be or want to be a distance anything (runner, swimmer, etc).  I am building a base for my swimming to swim 1 mile non-stop.  I don't plan to really ever swim much further than that unless I get a lot faster.  I will start doing more intervals and maybe drills.

 

Perfect in relation to your terms is perfect, indeed. :)

Swimming a whole mile sounds daunting to someone who can't even do one lap in a regular pool :blink:

Hobbit 

Challenges: 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9| 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

My shiny new "battle" log - probably more of a plodding-along log, but hey, it's mine!

 

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Perfect in relation to your terms is perfect, indeed. :)

Swimming a whole mile sounds daunting to someone who can't even do one lap in a regular pool :blink:

 

It is a challenge like any other.  I have a goal to master pull-ups also.  That seems very daunting to me, but I have a plan to progress up to that.  I think too many people focus on the end of where they want to be and get discouraged thinking about how much work and time it will take to get there.  I try not to think to much about how difficult the end goal would be for me right now.  I use it only for direction.  Hopefully I will reach it some day, but if not, I've still brought myself closer and will be in better shape than I am now.

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Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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It is a challenge like any other.  I have a goal to master pull-ups also.  That seems very daunting to me, but I have a plan to progress up to that.  I think too many people focus on the end of where they want to be and get discouraged thinking about how much work and time it will take to get there.  I try not to think to much about how difficult the end goal would be for me right now.  I use it only for direction.  Hopefully I will reach it some day, but if not, I've still brought myself closer and will be in better shape than I am now.

 

Good point!

Hobbit 

Challenges: 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9| 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

My shiny new "battle" log - probably more of a plodding-along log, but hey, it's mine!

 

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Really proud of the progress you are making on this challenge brader. Very inspiring! ^_^

Level 6 Pixie Assassin Rangerish Adventurer
Current Challenge: Guess What??
Previous Challenges:

Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Day 4:

 

Goal 1: Convict Conditioning
Horizontal Pull: 20 change of +10  (Bar set at chest level with knees bent)
Jackknife Squats: 35/23 change of +10/+1

Goal 2: Off day
Goal 3: Went to a comedy club with wife and friends. 10pm bedtime was not possible. Will not count this one.
Life goal: none today

Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Really proud of the progress you are making on this challenge brader. Very inspiring! ^_^

 

Thanks Ash!  I'm trying.  I think my toughest to maintain is going to be the life goal.  Studying 8 hours per week and not neglecting work, family, or personal responsibilities is going to be tough.  I know I have time that I currently waste and this is very important for me to do so, I WILL DO IT!  I just added another 30 minutes for a total of 1 hour and 45 minutes for this week.  Still a ways to go, but should be able to find time over the weekend.

Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Goal 1: Convict Conditioning

Horizontal Pull: 20

…aaaaaaaaaaaaand you're ahead of me. (T_T)

M (the 13th letter). Lvl 6 Elven Monk.

Mathematics, computer science, martial arts and bodyweight strength training. Also, sometimes, fiction.

Hello, world!

Challenges: “Consistency†⟶ “Preparation†⟶ “Multiplexing†⟶ “Sanity†⟶ “Escape†⟶ “Lockdown†⟶ “Probation†⟶ “Detention†⟶ “Foundationâ€(×3) ⟶ “All In!†⟶ “Happy Hourâ€

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…aaaaaaaaaaaaand you're ahead of me. (T_T)

 

Are you doing full Horizontal Pulls or are you modifying them to make them easier?  Mine are modified as I indicated with the bar set at about the middle of my chest and my knees bent so that they assist me.

Level 2 Hawk Assassin

Str: 2, Dex: 1, Sta: 2, Con: 2, Wis: 4, Cha: 1

Challenges: Getting Going, 1, 2(Failed), 2.1(failed), 2.2(current)

Accountability:  The Dai-Gurren Brigade

 
Current Challenge Goal Progress:  Food Log(7/36), Exercise(5/24), Sleep Log(6/36), Meal Plan(1/21)
 

Battle Log

 

Fitocracy  MyFitnessPal  RunKeeper

 

“Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible†- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Cor 6:19-20

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Are you doing full Horizontal Pulls or are you modifying them to make them easier? Mine are modified as I indicated with the bar set at about the middle of my chest and my knees bent so that they assist me.

Mine are unmodified, as far as I can tell. And my table isn't at hip height, it's at mid-level of my upper thighs. I haven't found anything more suitable yet.

M (the 13th letter). Lvl 6 Elven Monk.

Mathematics, computer science, martial arts and bodyweight strength training. Also, sometimes, fiction.

Hello, world!

Challenges: “Consistency†⟶ “Preparation†⟶ “Multiplexing†⟶ “Sanity†⟶ “Escape†⟶ “Lockdown†⟶ “Probation†⟶ “Detention†⟶ “Foundationâ€(×3) ⟶ “All In!†⟶ “Happy Hourâ€

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