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Hello,  Brothers and Sisters.  

Challenge number three for me.  And, I have the opportunity to complete it,  something I haven't done yet.  The theme of this challenge is Consistency.

Main Quest: play soccer competitively


Goal 1:  consistent cardio.  3 days per week, 20 minutes total workout.  walking is fine.  failing to walk/run is not.  

I stick with this goal,  because last challenge I was doing great for like,  3 weeks, and then I hit a mental wall.  I just couldn't get up and get out,  perhaps I was working out too hard,  or perhaps I'm jsut a baby and need to man up.  whatever the case is,  the vehicle on which you arrive on the road of success is persistence,  so, I continue pressing on,  training for the goals I have to survive.  I often times want to get up and run, though, and do intervals with some regularity because they feel great.  But I want to get that measurable consistency up.  

This particular goal is Pass/fail.  anything short of 100 percent completion is a failure for me, because I have a degree of fitness already.  So,  

3x6(w)=18 total workouts.  

my work schedule is fun,  graveyard shift and all,  so M, W, and F afternoons are when the workouts will go on.  

Goal 2: Train for the upcoming soccer tournaments (jun 21st and July 31st). 
I have 8 drills that I do. I don't want to do each one each day, because that challenge sucks. I tried, and failed. So, I'm gonna say if I spend five minutes working on 2 skill drills (or completion for the around the world challenge) 3 times a week,  it'll be ok.  I play between two and four games a week during the summer,  and while I love it,  I have to take it easy if I want to be consistent,  My goal is not to break my body,  but to consistently build skill.  

DAY 1: soft touch and around the world.  Soft touch is a cones drill (I use rocks, cause I'm broke right now,  but maybe that will change.) where you dribble through cones.  Around the world is an adaption where you try to build passing accuracy on each side of both of your feet by consistently hitting the same post from nine different positions.  

DAY 2: Triangles and juggling.  Triangles is relatively straight forward,  you pass the ball between both feet making a triangle. Juggling, you keep the ball in the air.  

DAY 3: Shooting precision and shielding: Shielding is the movement of the ball in four directions without changing the orientation of the hips. Shooting precision is working on hitting the same spot on the ball with each kick. I'm not super skilled yet, so the goal is to have the ball roll forwards and backwards with no spin.  

DAY 4: classic agility ladder and lower leg strength. The classic agility ladder is one that I have seen in every strength training/sports program I've ever been involved in.  I don't think it needs a whole lot of explanation.  But the lower leg strength is gonna be bodyweight squats and jumping drills, forwards and backwards on a left to right on a line. 15 secs squat, 15 secs jumping forwards and backwards, 15 secs jumping left to right, 15 secs rest,  for five minutes for this drill.  

Two days a week is going to be easy with this drill,  as I work at a soccer program (WHICH, BTW, I got paid to do this summer!  I wasn't expecting that one) and I can show up and use our equipment before I run our program's games.  

So,  12 total workouts (2x6(w)=12 total workouts), 3 on each day. Should be easy-peasy, no joke,  but I'm going for the easy win here because I've not been able to complete a challenge to my satisfaction to date. 

A: 12 workouts total (3/d)
B: 8 or more workouts total (2/d)
C: 4 or more workouts total (1/d)
F: 0-3 workouts total.

Goal 3: Develop 4 recipes that are 2200-2400 calories.  These recipes will be big pot recipes, or something along those lines,  that I can cook in the evening and distribute in small portions throughout the following day.  This is part of a long term strategy that I'm working on to lose weight.  But I don't want a specific fitness goal as much as I want to start building a lifestyle of healthy eating habits that I can then stand on for the rest of my life. I have 2 recipes already,  for a 400-600 calories snack,  if it becomes necessary.  I'll post up a recipes thread,  probably somewhere not challenge specific, to keep you informed of what I like to eat, and to talk with you of the many tasty concoctions we can make. 

so, 6(w)/4 equals 1.5(w) per recipe.  Starting on June 9th, the challenge start date,  I will have one recipe drafted for each 1.5 weeks of the challenge (252 hours to complete one recipe). 

A: 4 recipes, 1.5 weeks apart.
B: 3 recipes over challenge.
C: 2 recipes over challenge
D: 1 recipe over challenge
F: 0 recipes over challenge

And, since I'm still trying to successfully complete a challenge,  no life quest, though there are several I'm looking forward to getting underway. 

If you can,  help me out.  I get weighed down after some weeks, and can definitely use the encouragement. that mental wall is for real, and its out there for me to find, and overcome.  Hopefully,  this will be the challenge that I do just that.  

This challenge also, I'm going to be posting up a signature with progress bars, and all that, so that'll be a lot of fun. And,  any suggestion about tags would be helpful,  I don't know how to tag this thread at all. 


AND,  I have a theme song for this challenge as well... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHk_Emakefg.  

"To pass beyond is what I seek.  I fear that I may be to weak..." (;

Toomine:

My sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-lvF5Bg_Y7cKxFjnL9xL3gJmlaXo1EjxeKhyKly4yyo/edit#gid=0

its possible that we can our dreams. yes it is. other people have done,  we can do it. I've failied alot of times, well, alot of people failed, and eventually,  they came back and they succeeded. so its possible that we can have what we want. -les brown

Motivation is like excercise: its recommended daily.

You got a dream,  you got to protect it. people can't do something themselves they want to tell you you can do it. You want some,  GO GET IT. period.

 

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Sound like some great goals--I'm doing a similar thing, seeking easy wins to gain consistency. It's awesome that you have something you're so passionate about!

 

One thing that seems like it will potentially trip you up is the pass/fail cardio goal--if something weird happens that prevents you from getting three in a specific week, will four the following week count? Or are you just done and losing motivation? You obviously don't want to push them back to the last 18 days, but if you have a little built-in flexibility with yourself, that seems really attainable and fun.

 

Good luck!

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I'll work on re-defining that goal a little better then,  but I'm going to do it tomorrow. 

Toomine:

My sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-lvF5Bg_Y7cKxFjnL9xL3gJmlaXo1EjxeKhyKly4yyo/edit#gid=0

its possible that we can our dreams. yes it is. other people have done,  we can do it. I've failied alot of times, well, alot of people failed, and eventually,  they came back and they succeeded. so its possible that we can have what we want. -les brown

Motivation is like excercise: its recommended daily.

You got a dream,  you got to protect it. people can't do something themselves they want to tell you you can do it. You want some,  GO GET IT. period.

 

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You got the right mentality this time around it seems.  Consistency>Intensity was my last challenge's theme.  It's better off to walk every other day 2 miles and LAST 6 weeks than to run 10 miles and pull a muscle and burn out and give up after 2 weeks.  Baby steps forward are STILL steps forward.

 

Everyone hits a slump around week 2-3.  The coolness of starting something new wears off and you're left with the grind.  We all get there.  Welcome, good luck, and have fun. :)

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I don't know too much about soccer, but it looks like you have a plan so get out there and smash these goals! My tough spot is around the end of week 3. I haven't really completed a challenge to my satisfaction yet either, really hoping to this time.

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Thank you,  Feowyn.  I'll make sure to come encourage you at around week 2.5.  

HEY,  Everyone else! (or anyone else,  if I have any sort of readership!)

Day one.  (I work graveyard, so my day starts around 4 pm, and ends around 8 am). 

Running Accomplished for today.  

Tuesday, (today) I will also do my day 1 routine described above (but that'll be this afternoon/ my morning).

And,  no progress on the recipes,  yet.  The hardest part, by far, is not cooking something that is tasty,  but finding the way to measure what you're cooking.  

Still working on these bars beneath my post.
Incidentally,  does anyone know of a tutorial for the bulletin board codes I can look up?  I've got some basic knowledge of programming syntax, but I'm not a super nerd enough to just naturally infer what each value might mean. 

Hoping to keep this challenge strong. 

Toomine

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Toomine:

My sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-lvF5Bg_Y7cKxFjnL9xL3gJmlaXo1EjxeKhyKly4yyo/edit#gid=0

its possible that we can our dreams. yes it is. other people have done,  we can do it. I've failied alot of times, well, alot of people failed, and eventually,  they came back and they succeeded. so its possible that we can have what we want. -les brown

Motivation is like excercise: its recommended daily.

You got a dream,  you got to protect it. people can't do something themselves they want to tell you you can do it. You want some,  GO GET IT. period.

 

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Hey,  Everyone.  I wanted to fill you in one what I'm up to. 

and,  I just realized,  I'm also looking for accountability partners to take on this MINI!  

But I"ll get on that later tonight,  when I'm working.

So FAR!  My challenge is off to a great start, kind of.  I'm on top of my cardio goal, Goal #1.  I have made every workout I was scheduled for.  

Goal Number 2,  not so hot,  though.  I haven't made a single workout.  Today is the day i change that.  I;ll be leaving in a few minutes to do just that.  I'm gonna work on Day 1.  I'm gonna bring this goal back,  though, and make up the missing workouts during the weekends,  when I wasn't planning on working on it.  

Goal Number 3,  I'll also update later today,  I have a recipe already, I just have to type it up.  

This evening,  from 11-7 my time,  I'll be hunting for partners, finding out and updating this signature to my satisfaction, and posting up a recipe here.  

Hope you're all having a great time with your challenges,  I'll be looking in on you all later this evening! 

Have a great day, all. 

Toomine

Toomine:

My sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-lvF5Bg_Y7cKxFjnL9xL3gJmlaXo1EjxeKhyKly4yyo/edit#gid=0

its possible that we can our dreams. yes it is. other people have done,  we can do it. I've failied alot of times, well, alot of people failed, and eventually,  they came back and they succeeded. so its possible that we can have what we want. -les brown

Motivation is like excercise: its recommended daily.

You got a dream,  you got to protect it. people can't do something themselves they want to tell you you can do it. You want some,  GO GET IT. period.

 

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I Have my Signature Updated!  my forum presence (While admittedly minimal) is now so classy I could be a marxist dystopia! 

Here's the low down on my Goals and where I stand on Them.  

As you can tell from the signature, My progress on Goal one has been outstanding.  I haven't missed a workout yet, and even unintentionally took on the second mini-challenge to maintain the way that I have.  

My progress on Goal two is dismal.  I have made one workout so far,  but hey,  that's better than no workouts so far.  Today, a tuesday, is one of the days that I have to work on this goal.  I'll be doing so a little later,  breaking in a new pair of cleats (Copas, if any of you are familiar with awesome soccer gear).  I'm on Day 2. I'll probably try to add a workout on saturdays, a previously unused day for this goal to adjust and strive for that A goal completion grade.  That will mean that I have to get up on saturday and get right on that goal, it is a day when I work and I will not have the time (or energy) to do so after my shift.  

My progress on goal Three is also dismal.  

So,  Here's the recipe that I need to put me back on track (until the end of the week). 

I stole the name of this recipe from somewhere else,  but I'm calling this "Really Big Salad".  

6 cups of soaked kale greens - 204 calories 
2 ripe avocaods - 644 calories
100 g peanuts (a rough estimate of a handful) - 567 calories
3 oz cheese - 318 calories
1 bunch raw soaked broccoli - 207 calories
2 cups msuhrooms - 30 calories
Vinegar 2tbsp - 4 calories
oil 2 tbsp - 240 calories

For a grand total of 2214 calories.


All in all,  its a good meal.  I haven't been able to finish it yet,  and everything is raw,  which I approve of (after rinsing and soaking).  

So,  To stay on track for this goal, I have to have another recipe by the end of this week.  Any ideas you might suggest would be helpful, I'm kind of drawing a blank at this very second.  

I'm also looking to find these mini challenge accountability buddies,  but,  I'll have to do that soon. If you are interested and reading,  you know,  let me know. 

Until next time,  my fellow challengers, I bid you adieu, and good luck on your challenges.

Toomine:

My sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-lvF5Bg_Y7cKxFjnL9xL3gJmlaXo1EjxeKhyKly4yyo/edit#gid=0

its possible that we can our dreams. yes it is. other people have done,  we can do it. I've failied alot of times, well, alot of people failed, and eventually,  they came back and they succeeded. so its possible that we can have what we want. -les brown

Motivation is like excercise: its recommended daily.

You got a dream,  you got to protect it. people can't do something themselves they want to tell you you can do it. You want some,  GO GET IT. period.

 

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