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So my ADD has been especially bad this week, and I just can't settle on a theme for this challenge, or even remember to start my thread! So, instead of trying to fight it, I'm going to use my limited attention span to my advantage. 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE CHALLENGE OF EPIC RANDOMNESS!!!

 

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In which RedCedar is going to DO STUFF! TRY THINGS! AND HAVE ADVENTURES! 

 

 

But wait, what about goals that are specific and measurable? Do you even know where you are going? How will you know if you're getting any better if you're just running around doing a bunch of random things? HOW WILL YOU TRACK YOUR PROGRESS?!?!? 

 

(Seriously just took a break to make popcorn, now I'm back to finish that thought)

 

Great questions! Mediocre answers: 

 

Screw 'em!

 

Vaguely! 

 

and......

 

 

 

 

POINTS! 

 

 

I will inevitably loose track of specific programs, and then use the missed workout/off schedule excuse to not continue. If I have multiple options that "count" toward my challenge, I'm much more likely to stay active and engaged. I'm too impatient to wait until the end of the challenge to "earn" things, so with points I can reward myself multiple times a day if I am so inclined for generally being awesome. I can earn points in the following ways:

 

Workout! Move! Have Adventures! (One bonus point for all workouts done outside)

 

Tree climbing or other “play†workouts are half of a point each (but probably all will be outside so really 1.5 points)

 

Pushups, pull-ups, chin ups, squats, flexibility/stretching workouts all worth one point each. 

 

C25k, hill sprints, hikes over 1 hour or mini challenges are all two-point workouts. (Again, mostly outside so really 3 points)

 

Insanity is a three-point workout. 

 

 

Eat Green Things! 

Specifically cruciferous vegetables like Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage and veggies with a lot of protein like Spinach and Peas. 

 

 

One point per serving of these veggies per meal  

 

 

Go the F*ck to Sleep!!! 

 

Since I live most of my life like:

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One point for every full night of sleep (8 hours)

 

 

Grading!

 

200+ Points = A+

150-200 points = A

125-150 points = A-

100-125 points = B+

75-100 points = B

50-75 points = C

30-50 points = D

Less than 30 = F

 

 

The vague idea of where I'm going is to continue this momentum I'm starting to build. I want being active and healthy to just be a part of my life. I want to enjoy being fit. I had so much fun on my vacation being able to go on any adventure and not have to think twice about "if I could do it" or not. I don't want my body holding me back from any adventures I encounter. I want to scamper up trees, run to the top of mountains, throw canoes across the lake! You know, that sort of thing.  

 

 

 

 

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An actual goal.

 

 

 

 

A Life Goal: Clean and make my desk a useable workspace so I can actually  

DO HOMEWORK AT MY DESK!

 

 

 So that's it I guess. Here we go!

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Good thing I had already made those points up like a week ago! I've been earning points all week. 

 

I'm already at 11 points!  13 points! Maths are hard

 

One c25k workout out, a pull/chin ups work out (outside), four servings of kale, three servings of broccoli and some cabbage. 

 

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I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

The sun said, "It hurts to become." 
~A.G. 

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OH MY GOD THIS MAKES MY DAY.

My week.

My life. This challenge makes my life.

Every single one of your goals is something I will probably steal at some point.

ADD people unite! (In so many random locations, at random times, that we'll probably never actual find each other.)

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I must control my THOUGHTS...
THOUGHTS become WORDS
WORDS become ACTIONS
ACTIONS define your CHARACTER
CHARACTER determines your DESTINY
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:) Glad I could make your day/week/life 

 

I'll forget to be late to the ADD people unite thing or whatever it was, right after my dyslexics untie meet up! 

RedCedar uses the pronouns they/them/theirs. What pronouns do you prefer? 

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I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

The sun said, "It hurts to become." 
~A.G. 

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:) Glad I could make your day/week/life 

 

I'll forget to be late to the ADD people unite thing or whatever it was, right after my dyslexics untie meet up!

Ah I need to go to that one too! Ill have to check my schedule to see if its when our procrastination meatup is happening...later.

I must control my THOUGHTS...
THOUGHTS become WORDS
WORDS become ACTIONS
ACTIONS define your CHARACTER
CHARACTER determines your DESTINY
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Yeah.... I was supposed to speak at the last procrastination meeting, but I never got around to putting a presentation together. I just had to get this challenge thread up first, on day 5.

RedCedar uses the pronouns they/them/theirs. What pronouns do you prefer? 

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I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

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This thread just made my day. 

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This thread just made my day. 

Made my day too!

 

I call mine "shiny moments"...love how you're making this work for you!!! 

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Last night's melatonin-induced sleep lasted about 8 1/2 hours, earning me one point for sleeping! Yay Sleep! For dinner I made an epic veggie and chicken stir fry, bringing the point total for today to 5. Included in the stir fry were kale, broccoli, a ton of red cabbage and some peas, among a few others veggies. I'm aiming to get to bed by midnight so I can gain another point for a full night's sleep tomorrow. 

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I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

The sun said, "It hurts to become." 
~A.G. 

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Well, it's after midnight, I'm still not in bed, but at least I just destroyed my legs with the mini challenge workout! Hydraulic boosters will certainly come in handy for some epic fun times random adventuring! +2 points! 

 

Challenge total: 20 points! 

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I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

The sun said, "It hurts to become." 
~A.G. 

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Last night's melatonin-induced sleep lasted about 8 1/2 hours, earning me one point for sleeping! Yay Sleep! For dinner I made an epic veggie and chicken stir fry, bringing the point total for today to 5. Included in the stir fry were kale, broccoli, a ton of red cabbage and some peas, among a few others veggies. I'm aiming to get to bed by midnight so I can gain another point for a full night's sleep tomorrow. 

 

ALL THE VEGGIES!! ALL THE SLEEP!

Kale is pretty legit. Ever try a kale smoothie? Its amazing. you can't taste it like you can with spinach really, it's just like a booster shot of vitamins in your chocolate shake (which turns green and becomes suspicious, but such is life)

 

 

 

Well, it's after midnight, I'm still not in bed, but at least I just destroyed my legs with the mini challenge workout! Hydraulic boosters will certainly come in handy for some epic fun times random adventuring! +2 points! 

 

Challenge total: 20 points! 

 

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OMG!! TIGGER!!! I love me some tigger!!

and can I say how much I love your icons RedCedar ;)

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Kale is pretty legit. Ever try a kale smoothie? Its amazing. you can't taste it like you can with spinach really, it's just like a booster shot of vitamins in your chocolate shake (which turns green and becomes suspicious, but such is life)

 

 

I have! Most of the time, kale smoothies are pretty delicious. I've made a vegan kale and apple smoothie with a vegan friend, and that one I could taste the kale, since it was literally just celery, kale and apples in a blender. It was alright, but not a recipe I've ever repeated. THanks for the reminder though, I might made a kale smoothie today! 

 

I've been feeling  a lot of Tigger energy lately... I bet I could make up some kind of bouncy adventure workout...

 

 

 

 

and can I say how much I love your icons RedCedar ;)

 

Of course you can!!!! I changed it for me, but I'm glad you appreciate it too. The other one was just a bit to subtle.  :playful:

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I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

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~A.G. 

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Kale and eggs for breakfast! +1 point! 

 

So I was stumbling around on the interwebs, looking for motivation to get off the couch and go workout, you know, as you do. And suddenly, a thought occurred to me. What if I'm doing pushups wrong?

I scoured the forms and found the answer was... Kind of!

 

This post helped a lot: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/43008-pushup-form-question/

 

So with this new "index fingers at noon-1/11" technique, I retested my max pushups. 15 fixed-form pushups. Back to where I was a few months ago, but now with better form! Initial test and Day one, Week one Level 3 of "100 pushups program" completed (for the third time this year). +1.5 points!

 

Challenge total: 22.5

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I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

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This is good to know for when I get to the point I can do a pushup that is NOT against a wall....;)

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: it's all routine

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"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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This is good to know for when I get to the point I can do a pushup that is NOT against a wall.... ;)

 

It's still useful! If you work your way up to an on-the-ground-from-your-toes pushup using good form w/ elbows in, you won't have to re-learn pushups later like I am now. 

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I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

The sun said, "It hurts to become." 
~A.G. 

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Riding the wave of productive procrastination! Just got back from a c25k run with a bit of hip flexor work at the end. 3.5 points! 

 

26 points total!

 

Ok, now I'm off to do some homework for real this time, or maybe I'll do the dishes first... either way, Self Control goes on now, and NF gets blocked!

RedCedar uses the pronouns they/them/theirs. What pronouns do you prefer? 

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I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

The sun said, "It hurts to become." 
~A.G. 

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It's still useful! If you work your way up to an on-the-ground-from-your-toes pushup using good form w/ elbows in, you won't have to re-learn pushups later like I am now. 

Valid point....I truly loathe push-ups...I would hate to have to re-learn them...

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: it's all routine

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Was not so good it had to be said twice  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: it's all routine

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|My Character Page | Tracking Spreadsheet |

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Adding to the icon love! Not so much love for the pushups though. *hiss*

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Not much to report from yesterday, just another busy day of work/school with not enough sleep, not enough greens, and no workouts. 

 

This morning however, I dragged myself out of bed and made it to a 6am Insanity session. It's been a while since I've gone, and it showed. It was abs, and it was brutal. But, 3 points! 

 

29 points total! 

 

Now for some breakfast. Maybe I'll get ambitious and make eggs and kale before class. 

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RedCedar uses the pronouns they/them/theirs. What pronouns do you prefer? 

Here is a fun game to help learn/practice pronouns that might be new to you: http://minus18.org.au/pronouns-app/

 
 

Last Challenge

Favorite Challenge

 

 

I said to the sun, "tell me about the Big Bang".

The sun said, "It hurts to become." 
~A.G. 

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Kale and eggs for breakfast! +1 point! 

 

So I was stumbling around on the interwebs, looking for motivation to get off the couch and go workout, you know, as you do. And suddenly, a thought occurred to me. What if I'm doing pushups wrong?

I scoured the forms and found the answer was... Kind of!

 

This post helped a lot: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/43008-pushup-form-question/

 

Hmm, my breakfast (a croissant) has been disagreeing with me lately ... eggs and kale sounds delicious. And ... *cries* Pushups! NOoooo ... my form ... Well, onward and upward, gotta get the form done right. My ABWW tomorrow is going to be "interesting". :lol:

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Mmmm, kale.

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