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BATWOMAN: ZERO YEAR

 

Welcome back my pretties.

 

So... last challenge... last challenge was a challenge. I did not do as well as I might have liked. I was prepared to battle Mr. Freeze, but unfortunately it was Calendar Man that really did me in.

 

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Well, you will not get me next time Calendar Sch-man, because 2013 was my time to learn of your cruel ways and 2014 is when I will slap you in your smug face. So watch out... I'm coming.

 

I spent a lot of time at the end of the year and during my time off reflecting on myself  and what this year has been for me. I spend a lot of time looking forward and what I need to do and I don't really ever take a lot of time to feel good about what I've done. I felt like a complete slob around the holiday because I wasn't keeping on diet, but then I got a load of compliments from family that I am looking the best that they have ever seen me. I've also inspired my close family into changing their diets to become healthier. While yes it feels good to be told that you look good. It is more important to me to inspire my family to live longer and healthy lives.

 

At the beginning of 2013 I did not write down any resolutions, but I remember the two biggest things that I wanted to accomplish were 1. losing weight and 2. leaving my miserable job for a better and higher paying job. I accomplished both of those things. At the start of 2013 I probably weighed around 210 and the last time I checked the scale I was at 185-ish. I don't dread going to work anymore and hey I can actually cover all of my bills and save money... w00t! Right there that would be enough to call 2013 a success, but then on top of that I got a motorcycle license that I had always talked about getting and I started playing ice hockey. I started 2 blogs. I continued a podcast here and there. 2013 was the year that I think I'm finally realizing that I don't need to chase approval from anyone but myself. I can only control what I do. I can only love those who want to be open to receive it and give it back. Having perspective and knowing that makes life a lot simpler and me a lot happier.

 

That all being said (and I went on quite a tangent), I feel like 2014 is my jumping off point. This is the year that I shed everyone's expectations and stop chasing what I should do, and start becoming who I am.

 

Alright enough of this cliche start of the year sense of rejuvenation and get on to the challenge... shall we?

 

MAIN GOAL

 

Alright... I'm going to say that I have a problem with just main goal. I have many goals and they range from short-term to long-term. I need to have something to look forward to and aspire to get to, the long-term. I also need something to focus and accomplish every day, the short term. So I'm going to be a rebel and break down my main goal.

 

Day-to-Day: Be as proficient as possible with the time I am allotted in a day. Do not waste time on not getting better or accomplishing.

 

Challenge: Lose 5 lbs.

 

Year 2014: There is a better, leaner, smarter, wiser me at the end of this year.

 

I have a hokey analogy that I've been thinking of at the beginning of 2014 and here it is: each year is like a mountain and you can either spend each day sitting on your butt at the bottom or you can spend each day slowly scaling the mountain. Then at the end of the year you're either looking up at where you could be or you are at the top looking at where you were. I want to look back at where I was.

 

 

FITNESS

 

Walking 4 hours per week (5 STA)

 

I'm going back to basics this challenge. If you check out the Primal Fitness Blueprint the base of the "fitness pyramid" is to move frequently at a slow pace. This also goes conveniently hand in hand with NAG 42s trek to Mordor, so I could not pass up on this fitness goal. I'm also looking to do less impact stuff because a large part of this time of year is going to be spent towards being a good housewife, but that comes later

 

20 push-ups in a row

 

Lifting heavy things is the next element of the fitness pyramid, but I will not have time to devote towards full scale work outs. I'm going to look towards building strength through push-ups with the end goal being 20 in a row. I had a PVP with MDowning that kind of got forgotten about unfortunately, stupid calendar man. I think it will be best for me to work on form and try to get stronger with push-ups from week to week. I'm not putting points towards this because it is not my main fitness goal.

 

Stretching

 

Needs to happen. Self explanatory. Not a main goal, but important for recovery and keeping sane during tax season.

 

DIET

 

100% Paleo (5 CON)

 

Maybe this is crazy, but I don't care. The fact is that when I eat gluten or I eat processed foods I feel like poo. No more holidays to worry about, so no excuse.

 

Then the sub challenge to this challenge is devoting a large portion of my weekend to batch cooking and keeping Jenn fed at all times. I don't have to be there to feed Jenn, but I have to make sure there is food in the fridge that she can just pop in the microwave to eat when she gets home from a long day of work. If not, I am gambling with keeping my face on my face. I want her to eat well and not have to rely on fast food to fill her belly.

 

 

LIFE

 

Releasing my inner Alfred (WIS 3, CHA 2)

 

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January to April 15th when you live with an accountant that works in a small firm is to put it lightly... a challenge. My lovely would be wife works 10 - 12 hour days 7 days a week. She busts her butt and I know that it is my responsibility to work as hard at home so she has no stresses when she walks through our front door.

 

So I am harnessing my Alfred skills... not like Michael Cain Alfred.. while great in his own way he is not badass. I'll be like Earth One Alfred; ex-British-Intelligence secret hero that puts everything into assisting the superhero. Batman could not be Batman without Alfred. It's fact.

 

I still need to make a cleaning schedule, but I see myself coming home from work and spending a few hours either cleaning or cooking or whatever until Jenn gets home. The overall goal is to keep the house clean, clothes washed, dishes done, and food made.

 

Drawing

 

I've already made a goal for the year to draw every day. I started a "don't break the chain" calendar. Four days in and the chain is still going, so we will keep it going but I will not tie any points to this goal. It is just something I need to do to become a better artist.

 

Savings

 

Ok. I don't tend to waste a whole lot of money, but ya know... comics... video games. I really need to save money for certain things. The first being a flight to Portland in September. The second being a new PC. I've already started saving $50 per paycheck and putting it into a savings account. I also have not spent any of my Christmas money. So I just need to keep this trend going and buy my plane ticket by the end of this challenge.

 

 

MOTIVATION

 

If it was easy then everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it worth while.

 

 

reward: wacom tablet for digital painting/drawing.

I'm a time traveler, but I can only go one way and only a second at a time.

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You are what makes awesome sauce so awesome.  2014 is going to be an amazing year.  I am looking forward to watching you kick Calendar Man in his smug face because he is creepy and deserves it!

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Love the goals, batwoman! And I'm absolutely positive that you'll have a leaner year in 2014.

Subbed and can't wait to see how you do.

Appreciated:) if nothing else we know it will be entertaining.

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I'm a time traveler, but I can only go one way and only a second at a time.

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I fully support your battle against Calendar Man because he freaks me right out. And your goals are awesome, especially the end-of-year mountain anaology (not hokey!). Keep kicking ass like only you do!

 

With cheer bats.

 

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Wharrgarrbl!

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I'm sure you will be awesome this challenge!

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I do not expect anything less from myself. Thank you :)

 

 

Woo, Bats!  Great goals, looking forward to the thread of awesome and the accomplishments :D

 

I always love the start of new challenges. A new thread is a like a blank canvas that is just begging to be flooded with memes and gifs!

 

 

Woo Calendar Man is going DOWN! Can't wait to see the battle. 

 

Will we get to see some artwork? :)

 

You can follow me on twitter or instagram and I typically post my drawings to there daily.

 

I'll also probably sprinkle them on the thread when it feels appropriate.

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I'm a time traveler, but I can only go one way and only a second at a time.

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I'm thinking that I will set aside time at the end of the night to update with my updates this go around. I think if I have that looming over my head before bedtime then maybe I will get more shit done between the time I get home and the post. Nothing worse than having to write a big #failwhale post on a challenge thread.

 

I leave you with this...

 

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Happy Monday Sweettarts!

I'm a time traveler, but I can only go one way and only a second at a time.

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Love the challenge, and love the cheeky new 52 reference! Good luck in the challenge!

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I'm thinking that I will set aside time at the end of the night to update with my updates this go around. I think if I have that looming over my head before bedtime then maybe I will get more shit done between the time I get home and the post. Nothing worse than having to write a big #failwhale post on a challenge thread.

 

I leave you with this...

 

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Happy Monday Sweettarts!

 

I love this idea! Posting in the middle of the day, as I'm doing now, often leads to "I'm going to go to the gym tonight! Yeah!" and then I don't go and never post about my failure. Lol. Ugh. Self-sabotage.

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LVL 2 | STR 3 | DEX 7 | STA 5 | CON 2 | WIS 1 | CHA 0

 

"It goes, boys."  - Lynn Hill

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Ok, now that I have some time. Love all the goals, especially like to see the drawing updates on instagram!

 

100% Paleo is awesome. I wish it was sustainable, but my wife's brain doesn't work without cheese so I only did one Whole30.

 

Good luck!

 

Your wife is smart. I am going to miss cheese a lot for this challenge.

 

Maybe I will add that to my reward at the end.

 

...and thanks :)

 

 

Love the challenge, and love the cheeky new 52 reference! Good luck in the challenge!

 

I could not resist. I love reading Zero Year.

 

Thanks :)

 

 

How did I miss that? Art AND food porn, sweet!

 

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I love this idea! Posting in the middle of the day, as I'm doing now, often leads to "I'm going to go to the gym tonight! Yeah!" and then I don't go and never post about my failure. Lol. Ugh. Self-sabotage.

 

Sometimes I have strokes of genius. I definitely think that this will hold me more accountable.

I'm a time traveler, but I can only go one way and only a second at a time.

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(Hooded Assassin drops down from the ceiling)

 

*bows head before the Batwoman*

 

It's been a while Dark Knight, but I am glad to see you have fared well in your last challenge. I am happy to see you're relatives noticed the changes, as have mine with me. I am sure you will find yourself this year, now that you know that the part to fixate on is yourself.

I look forward to reading your challenge.

Until then, I return to my realm...

 

(Dissapears in the shadows)

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