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Hi!

 

What's my story?

With an overbearing king and queen, I've been very sheltered within my kingdom, only venturing out to meet other princesses and princes and joining them to our universities.

Then came a battle I was not prepared for and I nearly lost.  The monster still lurks within, shadows that darken my memories and taint my emotions.  With this came an array of evils:  apathy, fear, stress.  These ills gave rise to terrible habits like unnecessary snacking, listless ventures, and a doughy mind. 

 

I've come to join the Assassins for I will bear this no longer:  I can be so much more. I've entered the Lvl 1 Rebels and I can't wait to start :)

 

I'm a software tester and I love games, TV, reading and drawing/painting so that's A LOT of sitting around

 

Main Quest
Lose that muffin top

  • Eat fruits/veggies as snacks (instead of refined flour and corn syrup junk food)
  • Jog for 30 mins (with 3 mins of sprinting in between) every other day
  • 30 mins of ab workouts (found here on Nerd Fitness and elsewhere)

 Since I’m a week late I have to modify some things.  So this week I’ll start with 10 mins of jogging, 10 mins of abs, and no snack change.  Next week, it will be 15 mins each goal, with minimal snack change….each week will have an increase of 5 mins so by the 6th week I will have (hopefully!) completed this quest successfully.  This will be my basic exercise routine and will be updated according to the Assassin’s Creed once I join their guild ;)

 
Side Quests

  • Draw for 3 hours a day
  • Play the guitar for 1 hr a day
  • Read two chapters a day of any book

   
Motivation

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I’m not very confident or that vain but this I seriously believe I can offer to all those who meet me.  And I can’t be this awesome person if I’m stuck believing I can’t do anything, I can’t stick to goals and that I’ll never amount to much.  I can't have that mentality when I want to do freerunning, archery, capoeira, and travel; as well as level up in art and writing!

 

Current Stats: 

Weight: 130 lbs

Height: 5'5" 

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Current Challenge: April 14th - May 25th


+ more veggies/fruits


+ 30 mins jogging


+ squats!

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Hi!!  I'm Chris-Tien, one of the Assassin guild ambassadors.  It looks like with the ab workouts you may have goals similar to what many in our guild work on, and we’d love to help you reach your goals!

 

Here is a link to more information about the Assassin guild.  And here is a link to the Assassin phonebook with a list of various exercises/skills that guild members are working on for this challenge, as well as links to their challenge topics.

 

If you ever have any questions or need help with anything, we would love to assist you!  An easy way to get my attention is to use the quote or like buttons at the bottom right corner of any of my posts.  I have the setting turned on that makes the forum alert me when readers do that.  You can also get in touch with me easily through posting on my current challenge log or by using the messenger system (the envelope button at the very top of the screen).

 

There are many people in the Assassin’s guild who you can also get help from.  Start by visiting the Assassin’s Den – a general chat thread in the guild forum – and introducing yourself.  You can always ask questions there too.

 

In any case, we’ll stop by from time to time to check in with you and offer support.  Good luck!

Some kind 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."  - Kurt Hahn

“THE QUESTION ISN'T WHO IS GOING TO LET ME; IT'S WHO IS GOING TO STOP ME?” Ayn Rand

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, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49

 

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I love your motivation! I may have to steal it and add it to my wall of quotes.

Good luck in your quest, I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Level: 3    Race: Wood Elf

STR: 4    DEX: 4    STA: 5 CON: 4    WIS: 4    CHA: 5

Previous Challenge Current Challenge

Spoiler

 

5%

Bodyweight Workout 3X per week (1of 18 total)

8%
8%

Cardio 2X per week (1 of 12 total)

23%
23%

30 Days of Yoga - Day 7 Completed

 

 

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And I can’t be this awesome person if I’m stuck believing I can’t do anything, I can’t stick to goals and that I’ll never amount to much.  I can't have that mentality when I want to do freerunning, archery, capoeira, and travel; as well as level up in art and writing!

 

 

Oh my goodness, I just want to say you're an awesome person for just wanting a change and taking actions to make it happen!  I'm also probably joining the assassins after this challenge, and I'm excited that you'll be one too!  Good luck with your goals :D

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AnnaBJoyful: Christ-Follower, Swing Dancer, Researcher, Traveler, Lover of Life

 

Level 2 Human | Dance-Ninja-Assassin
STR 4 | DEX 3 | STA 4 | CON 3 | WIS 4 | CHA 2

Challenge 1

 

 

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So far this week:

 

April 22, 2014

+ 30 squats with bar

- 2 hrs of figure drawing

 

April 23, 2014

+ 7 mins jogging, 40 secs sprinting

- 50 mins of pen self-portrait

- 2 hrs of figure drawing

 

April 24, 2014

//rest day

 

April 25, 2014

+ 31 squats with bar

 

April 26, 2014

+ 32 squats with bar

- 20 mins of drawing

 

April 27, 2014

--

 

I was very happy with the squats but no so happy with the jogging :( the weather started to get cool again but just this week it's going to warm up!  Drawing has been on and off and yeeeeah no guitar ^^;

Kind of a weak start but instead of giving up like I might normally do, I'm excited to keep going and improving :)

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Current Challenge: April 14th - May 25th


+ more veggies/fruits


+ 30 mins jogging


+ squats!

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That's the spirit! It may be a slow start for you (I think it's pretty good though) but as long as you strive to make the next week better, you'll find nothing on your road but success!

 

Good luck for this week :)

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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Thanks guys! From last week:

 

April 28, 2014

+ 33 squats with bar

 

April 29, 2014

+ 33 squats with bar

- 30 mins of guitar

- 30 mins of drawing

 

April 30, 2014

+ 20 squats with bar

 

May 1, 2014

+ 4 mins of jogging

 

May 2, 2014

+ 34 squats with bar

 

May 3, 2014

+ 3 hrs of walking (NYC!)

 

May 4, 2014

//rest day

 

Yay guitar! I skipped my drawing class tho but a tiny bit more exercise than last week.  Onward!

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Current Challenge: April 14th - May 25th


+ more veggies/fruits


+ 30 mins jogging


+ squats!

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@nuala it can be hard to get back into an instrument :/ but once it's done, it's like you never want to stop!

 

So for the week:

 

May 05, 2014

+ 35 squats with bar

 

May 06, 2014

--

 

May 07, 2014

+36 squats with bar

- 40 mins of figure drawing

 

May 08, 2014

+ 37 squats with bar

 

May 09, 2014

- 20 mins sketching

 

May 10, 2014

+38 squats with bar

 

May 11, 2014

//rest day

 

Question, as I only have two weeks left in this challenge: I'm in limbo with my running goals.  I'm not going to reach my ultimate goal so does this challenge classify as a 40-50% complete? Or is it like a pass/fail?

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Current Challenge: April 14th - May 25th


+ more veggies/fruits


+ 30 mins jogging


+ squats!

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Question, as I only have two weeks left in this challenge: I'm in limbo with my running goals.  I'm not going to reach my ultimate goal so does this challenge classify as a 40-50% complete? Or is it like a pass/fail?

 

In my opinion, we only fail when we quit.  Every step forward is still a step forward, even if the steps are small.

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You haven't seen my Final Form

I Stand With Gina Carano

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Serenity, most people grade on a school scale such as:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoRugFL8_cvBdF9DOWI3MGlaRTRSRDhsS0RsRDR6Z1E&usp=drive_web#gid=0 although the official one is more simple.  Some people have come up with their own systems, such as QuickDraw's points system:  http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/46704-quickdraw-stalks-the-next-dragon-to-slay/?hl=quickdraw

 

The most important aspect of "grading" or assigning points is to give yourself feedback that will help you improve and stay motivated. 

Some kind 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."  - Kurt Hahn

“THE QUESTION ISN'T WHO IS GOING TO LET ME; IT'S WHO IS GOING TO STOP ME?” Ayn Rand

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, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49

 

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Hey there!!  Today's the last day of the challenge, officially.  (Many of us keep updating threads and continuing to maintain new habits between challenges ... but we're just weird!)

 

How did you do??  At this point, you can also think about what guild you want to join for the upcoming challenge - starting sometime in June.  Where do you think you fit in best - is assassins still a good fit for you??

Some kind 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."  - Kurt Hahn

“THE QUESTION ISN'T WHO IS GOING TO LET ME; IT'S WHO IS GOING TO STOP ME?” Ayn Rand

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, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49

 

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