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***stretches with the morning sun, realizes shoulder has been strained (probably from throwing Bree into the lake), shrugs somewhat painfully and completes the lower body warmup instead. Nothing like the start of a new challenge...now, is there any breakfast leftover and maybe a cup of good, strong coffee?

Level 5 Lizardfolk: Assassin STR - 4, DEX - 3, STA - 5, CON -4, WIS - 20, CHA - 12

"You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried."

 

Current Challenge: "Idealistinfire's 2% Improvement Plan"     Battle Log: "Idealistinfire Battle's Saboteur's Spawn"                                

Epic Quest: No fancy name yet

 

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LittleTurtle retreats to her shell for a good night's sleep, slowly drifting off to the sound of crickets and the soft ripples of the water in the lake.  It was a good day.   :tranquillity:

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Ah, nuts and cheese, all a woman needs. and a walk, that's all I can manage in this heat. That is a marvelous bag Wandern!

Heidi, are you coming for a walk?

I'm with you, dear. Let's walk and enjoy the day.

&Heidi

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Returns from checking in with everyone

Good morning, my friends.  I hope this day finds everyone well.  I would like to point something out that a lot of you already know, but is worth repeating:

 

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Level 2 Warforged Druid

STR: 2, DEX: 1, STA: 3, CON: 3, WIS: 2, CHA: 3

"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

Current Challange: New Challenges Ahead!

Battle Log: Clowning around daily

Past Challenges: Leveling Up PvP Jump Rope Boss Continue? System Failure Systems Online Calling Rush Confirm Reset Select World Select Difficulty, Select Character, Repairs, Press Start, First Timer, Jump Rope PVP Challenge

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***wakes up, tries to do full body stretches and cringes from the tweak in the shoulder.  Does other stretches instead and goes for an early morning swim in the clear, cool water to chase some of the cobwebs from her brain. Bree does some doggy yoga and decides a walk in the woods sounds like a better plan than swimming****

 

Anyone know good shoulder strengthening routines for when mine is less twinge-y?

Level 5 Lizardfolk: Assassin STR - 4, DEX - 3, STA - 5, CON -4, WIS - 20, CHA - 12

"You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried."

 

Current Challenge: "Idealistinfire's 2% Improvement Plan"     Battle Log: "Idealistinfire Battle's Saboteur's Spawn"                                

Epic Quest: No fancy name yet

 

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~smiles at Jitters~ Sound words, friend. Definitely bear repeating.

 

Shoulder stretches... hmmm, draw your right arm across your chest, pointing  your palm towards the sky, hold at your elbow with your left wrist.  Hold for twelves seconds, switch, repeat.  Hope that helps :)

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People always say, "When the time is right..." or "I'm waiting for the perfect..." Guess what the right time never comes along, the perfect moment, guy, gal or opportunity will never drop into your lap. Don't wait, start now. Do what is necessary, then what's possible... and suddenly you're doing the impossible.
 

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***wakes up, tries to do full body stretches and cringes from the tweak in the shoulder.  Does other stretches instead and goes for an early morning swim in the clear, cool water to chase some of the cobwebs from her brain. Bree does some doggy yoga and decides a walk in the woods sounds like a better plan than swimming****

 

Anyone know good shoulder strengthening routines for when mine is less twinge-y?

I find that wall slides are great. They have really helped me with both strength and flexibility. The assassins had a mini challenge were it was mentioned (some tips are made in the thread as well) http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/49567-mini-challenge-1-training-with-shield/

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Current Challenge with the Druids (Nov 2nd-dec 13th)

 

 

Every man I meet, is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him. Emerson

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I really didn't know how addicting planks can be.... want.to.do.planks.

On the other hand, the body needs rest...

 

*shuffles thoughts while drinking a nice cup of tea*

How are your days going?

Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

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Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

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Hi there, Blaidd forwarded me to you guys because she thought my goals aligned with what you do. I'm actually really, really excited to get in touch with my inner druid. Question: what kind of goals are you guys setting? I'm taking on this 6 week challenge in tandem with some counselling on stress and anxiety. It's all cognitive behavioural therapy, nothing physical, so I am not sure what sorts of physical goals to set for myself.  

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Curlybee, we should be buddies! I just restarted counseling for stress and anxiety- I'm currently working on how to literally bring calmness to my body by focusing on easy workouts, meditation and daily walks. Do you have any good tips / approaches you want to try for reducing stress?

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Level 5 Lizardfolk: Assassin STR - 4, DEX - 3, STA - 5, CON -4, WIS - 20, CHA - 12

"You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried."

 

Current Challenge: "Idealistinfire's 2% Improvement Plan"     Battle Log: "Idealistinfire Battle's Saboteur's Spawn"                                

Epic Quest: No fancy name yet

 

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Oh man, I don't know. I get my new therapist next week, but the counsellor I saw at my university last year when I was going through a really bad time suggested an exercise for those moments where one feels overwhelmed (or on the other end of the spectrum) apathetic to the world. I still use it now and then and it helps. What you do is make sure you are in a safe space, doesn't matter if it's public or private so long as you feel physically OK and can devote a few minute to your thoughts. Then to yourself or writing them down, you count down 5 things you hear, see, smell, and touch, and then 4 things, 3 things, two things, and one. It takes about 5 minutes, but I've done it in the public library and in my own space and it's helped me feel better enough to get back to my task (studying, usually [i'm a grad student so anything that helps me think more clearly is worth a shot in my world]). 

 

I really do want to do that walk to Mordor and back challenge. I adore LOTR and it gives me something to measure. With pilates and yoga, I'm a bigger girl, so it's hard to physically do the moves because my flesh is in its own way, so I am really not sure how to gauge success there...

 

what sorts of goals do you have? what are your tips for attaining inner calm? 

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to elaborate on the 5 things, for example mine right now would be: 

 

I see 1.) my bierstein full of water; 2.) the three piles of books on my desk; 3.) the five sticky notes partially peeling off my wall; 4.) the creases in my blinds; 5.) and my hair pins left on my notes after last night's reading. 

I hear 1.) my neighbours speaking French on their balcony; 2.) the sound of a distant car; 3.) the wind blow through the big spruce tree outside my window; 4.) the drum of my fingers typing anxiety advice to a complete stranger; 5.) and the creak in my second hand office chair

I feel 1.) the weight of my curls testing the strength of my hair elastic; 2.) the numb and tingle of my face and jaw after my dentist appointment; 3.) the stiffness of my makeup after a day of professional smiles and research; 4.) the deepness of my exhale/sigh as I remind myself I still have a document to write up tonight, and 5.) the reach of my inhale as I remind myself I worked hard this month...my write up will turn out ok. 

 

So then you carry on again with 4 more things all the way down to naming one thing. It doesn't matter if things repeat, but it's good to look for as many different things as possible.

 

for some reason I am second guessing if smell is in there haha! I suddenly can't remember if it was or if it was something more generic like "sense". the down side is it can be easy to fall into hearing/feeling/seeing a negative: "i feel my throat getting sore" I feel my aching feet" etc. etc. but I found a reliable remedy in those situations is to find neutral things like piles of books or the sound of cars etc. When I'm feeling crisis/apathetic out of exhaustion or stress, the positives aren't immediately there but I can still see the neutral things. Eventually guiding my way via the looking at the neutral elements builds up to noticing/feeling something positive (as you just read).

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to elaborate on the 5 things, for example mine right now would be:

I see 1.) my bierstein full of water; 2.) the three piles of books on my desk; 3.) the five sticky notes partially peeling off my wall; 4.) the creases in my blinds; 5.) and my hair pins left on my notes after last night's reading.

I hear 1.) my neighbours speaking French on their balcony; 2.) the sound of a distant car; 3.) the wind blow through the big spruce tree outside my window; 4.) the drum of my fingers typing anxiety advice to a complete stranger; 5.) and the creak in my second hand office chair

I feel 1.) the weight of my curls testing the strength of my hair elastic; 2.) the numb and tingle of my face and jaw after my dentist appointment; 3.) the stiffness of my makeup after a day of professional smiles and research; 4.) the deepness of my exhale/sigh as I remind myself I still have a document to write up tonight, and 5.) the reach of my inhale as I remind myself I worked hard this month...my write up will turn out ok.

So then you carry on again with 4 more things all the way down to naming one thing. It doesn't matter if things repeat, but it's good to look for as many different things as possible.

for some reason I am second guessing if smell is in there haha! I suddenly can't remember if it was or if it was something more generic like "sense". the down side is it can be easy to fall into hearing/feeling/seeing a negative: "i feel my throat getting sore" I feel my aching feet" etc. etc. but I found a reliable remedy in those situations is to find neutral things like piles of books or the sound of cars etc. When I'm feeling crisis/apathetic out of exhaustion or stress, the positives aren't immediately there but I can still see the neutral things. Eventually guiding my way via the looking at the neutral elements builds up to noticing/feeling something positive (as you just read).

Hello curlybee! I think the sense thing is a great way to dissolve stress. I do it to this day when I'm feeling antsy or angry. I always love smell because it gets you breathing deep breaths which that alone can help.

As far as physical goals, I think just simply starting out with walking 20-30 minutes a day is not only good for the body, but the soul too. You could also do your senses recognition while walking if you were comfortable with that.

As far as gauging success with Pilates or yoga...I guess for me, when I was just beginning, I would focus more on my breathing and how my body was feeling. Success can even mean just getting into the habit of being active. Perhaps start with trying to be active 3 days a week. Once that feels normal - go for 4.

I hope that helps a bit. :)

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2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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Yeah, LittleTurtle! You're right, breathing is a huge part of it! It's sounding more and more like I should be keeping a journal of these 6 weeks...

 

I normally do.  It's very helpful to me for tracking not only improvements, but just day to day struggles or wins!

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2013: 6/1/13 - 7/24/13 - 9/15/13 - 11/6/13   2014: 1/5/142/19/14 - 4/9/14 - 6/6/14 - 7/24/14 - 9/11/14 - 11/5/14 

2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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Hi curlybee! There is a lot of positivity and mindfulness going on around here -- join in and keep asking questions.

 

Yes, to breathing and to journaling. I have anxiety disorder and I think you will find journals very helpful, if not in the moment itself, then in years down the road.

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&Heidi

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I feel wonderful today!!  Anyone want to join me on a hike?

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2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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My legs could stand to be stretched a bit.  

Level 2 Warforged Druid

STR: 2, DEX: 1, STA: 3, CON: 3, WIS: 2, CHA: 3

"If these people tell this story to their children as they sleep; then maybe someday they'll see a hero is just a man who knows he is free."

Good night and joy be to you all ~Jitters The. Clown

Current Challange: New Challenges Ahead!

Battle Log: Clowning around daily

Past Challenges: Leveling Up PvP Jump Rope Boss Continue? System Failure Systems Online Calling Rush Confirm Reset Select World Select Difficulty, Select Character, Repairs, Press Start, First Timer, Jump Rope PVP Challenge

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Awesome!  Meet ya by the big tree!  :D

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2013: 6/1/13 - 7/24/13 - 9/15/13 - 11/6/13   2014: 1/5/142/19/14 - 4/9/14 - 6/6/14 - 7/24/14 - 9/11/14 - 11/5/14 

2015: 1/2/15 - 2/20/15 - 4/9/15 - 6/2/15 - 9/10/15 - 10/26/15   2016: 1/1/16 - 2/28/16 - 3/28/16 - 6/6/16 - 9/19/16 - 10/26/16 - 11/26/16   

2017: 1/1/17 - 9/17/17   2018: 1/1/18 - 2/5/18 - 8/13/18 - 11/26/18   2019: 1/7/19   2020: 9/13/20

 

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Hi curlybee (I read curvybee and though well that is a sweet image) :D

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Katastrophenkatzchen - Progress, not Perfection!

Race: Troll | Class : one ambitious  Druid-kitty

Level: 2 | STR 1 | DEX 2 | STA 1 | CON 2 | WIS 2 | CHA 2

Challenges: 0,5, 1, 2 , Babysteps

Spoiler

 

(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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Hello Druids. i'm on adventurer this challenge. (i bounce around a lot) 

i admitt i like watching freelee the banana girl okay, and i have no idea why i feel slightly ashamed of it. but is anyone here following her Raw Till 4 or actually eat some sort of vegan diet here on nerd fitness. is it helping with digestive issue's?

Natildora

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