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UPDATE (04/25/14): So I've been horrible and have not committed AT ALL to the challenge. I will not make excuses, instead I will recommit. I realize, with the replies I've received and my lack of progress, I am trying to tackle WAY too much at once and not focusing on my core problems so here are the edits of my personal challenge:


 


MAIN QUEST: Achieve balance and inner peace while improving health and fitness.


  • MISSION #1: Complete beginner body weight workout at least 3x/week. Meditate every morning and night.
  • MISSION #2: Meditate every morning and night. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  • MISSION #3: Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Yoga at least 3x/week.
  • MISSION #4 (I know the rules said 3, but I couldn't help myself, I hope this isn't considered cheating): Taiji Zen at least 2x/week
  • MISSION #5: Yoga at least 2x/week.

LIFE QUEST: Get driver's license and buy a car. Quit smoking.


 


My race is a half human/half spirit dragon (I know this is like totally random and off the wall, but it's actually inspired by a graphic novel I hope to publish one day. I figured making my main character my fitness alter ego would inspire me even more!).


 


My class/profession is a druid with aspirations to evolve into a monk.


 


MOTIVATION: I want to live the longest, healthiest, and spiritually balanced life possible so I may experience the world at its entirety.


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afr0taku


Half Human/Half Dragon Spirit | Monk


{LEVEL 0 | STR: 0 | DEX: 0 | STA: 0 | WIS: 0 | CHA: 0}


 


The Pilgrimage of afr0taku


 


"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."


-Henry David Thoreau

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Wow, thatsa lotta goals! (...I don't know why there's Mario's voice in my head.) But seriously, way to dive right in! Everything looks good! My only advice would be to reallllly consider if taking on all those goals might be too much. Last challenge, I set a goal to work out X number of times a week, with the option to either do the bodyweight workout or yoga. Maybe something like that would work better for you?

 

Lovin' the spirit dragon, btw. What was that old cartoon with the boy who turned into a dragon? I think his name was Jake..?

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Age: 21  Sex: F  Height: 5'7"  Weight: 158   Race: Half-elf   Profession: Adventurer

[ Level: 2 | STR: 0.75 | DEX: 1 | STA: 0.25 | CON: 2.75 | WIS: 4 | CHA: 5 ]

 

 

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."- Aristotle

 

"If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else." - Yogi Berra

 

 

 

Previous Challenges: 1  Current

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Welcome to the Rebellion!!

 

I had toyed with being a shape shifter human/dragon at one point!  I think that's totally cool. 

 

How's the challenge going for you so far??

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Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

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Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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Cars make me sad but people with aspirations make me happy so I'm coming out even here. I like your diverse goals - you're not going to be bored with all that going on. Have a good 6 weeks!

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Thank you all for your kind words and support! I'm definitely taking your advice, Attila and reeling it back significantly Lol, you can see my edits above if anyone is interested.

 

Oh and Attila, the show was called American Dragon: Jake Long!! It was one of my favorites that I totally forgot about! Thanks for bringing that memory back ;) lol

afr0taku


Half Human/Half Dragon Spirit | Monk


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"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."


-Henry David Thoreau

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So how have the first couple of weeks been going? Broken any ground?

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Ah! The crossings-out don't show in tapatalk so I was a but confused.

'K.

So plan-wise, what's the first move? Tell me a thing you're going to do, say... Tomorrow?

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#1) Meditate tomorrow morning and night, #2) Drink at least 8 glasses of water, #3) a 1 hour yoga session

 

All the while, I'm going to try my damnest to quit smoking, that's going to be my biggest struggle.

afr0taku


Half Human/Half Dragon Spirit | Monk


{LEVEL 0 | STR: 0 | DEX: 0 | STA: 0 | WIS: 0 | CHA: 0}


 


The Pilgrimage of afr0taku


 


"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."


-Henry David Thoreau

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Cool

Water might be a help in stopping smoking. It'll give you something to do with your hands anyway!

Stopping smoking is by far the best thing you can do for your health (and your wallet) , so I wish you luck with that especially. I wonder how easy you will find it to meditate today. From my experience, when you first stop smoking, your mind goes crazy, round and round thinking about one thing only, so sitting still and emptying your mind might be a challenge. If that's how it is with you I'd maybe suggest swapping that for something more active like taking a walk instead. Everyone's different of course, so feel free to ignore me!

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STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25

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PS in case you're wondering, yes I am going to come back later today and ask how it's going, like a big, speccy, British Jiminy Cricket, so be warned!

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Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25

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I love that, thank you, 18ck!! I'm not entirely new to meditation. I started about a year ago during my senior year of college and just kind of fell off. I'm an avid day dreamer and learned how to channel that energy toward stilling my mind so hopefully it'll work out. As for the smoking, I think substituting for water may work sense I need to drink more anyway. I finished what is hopefully my last pack just 10 minutes ago. Wish me luck!!

afr0taku


Half Human/Half Dragon Spirit | Monk


{LEVEL 0 | STR: 0 | DEX: 0 | STA: 0 | WIS: 0 | CHA: 0}


 


The Pilgrimage of afr0taku


 


"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."


-Henry David Thoreau

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Bedtime here in Blighty but I guess you're - what? 5 hours I now. Staying strong, I hope...?

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25

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Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a pena Se a alma não é pequena.

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*a bit later*

... So how's it going?

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25

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Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a pena Se a alma não é pequena.

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The lack of reply makes me fear the worst but I hope I'm wrong. Either way, you obviously have a desire to make a change, so I know you'll get there in the end.

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25

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Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a pena Se a alma não é pequena.

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