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It's been a long time since my last challenge and even longer since my last successful challenge.  This is my third try at level 5, and I'm determined to finally master this level.  My Stealthy Ninja buddies and I are cheering each other on.

 

Because life is crazy, I'll mostly be posting on Facebook, although I'll check in here weekly.  I'll also be doing most of my tracking through Todoist which is a to do list app, and has been a lifesaver for me over the last couple of months as I've started using it every day to keep track of my life.

 

Main Quest

I'm ready to start pushing limits:  running more, running faster, lifting heavier weights, building a stronger, healthier self.  I want strong, solid habits that will carry me through tough times..

 

This is longer term than just a few months.  I want to lose weight and get stronger.  It will probably take at least a year or two, with regular plateaus built in, for me to lose enough weight to weigh 150 pounds (or less,) which is the upper end of the suggested weight range for my height.  I'll judge more by how I look and feel than by the number on the scale.  This isn't just about getting SKINNY, though; I want to be able to do more, live longer, and look better.

 

One of my big intermediate goals is to to run (jog, NOT walk) a Warrior Dash.  I'm working up to that with daily cardio exercise and monthly 5k races, some of them trail races.  My short term goal is to run the Warrior Dash in May 2015.

 

Motivation

I don't want my fitness level and size to limit what I do anymore.

 

Current Missions

  1. Fuel myself properly and earn CON+2 by
    1. Eating ONLY when I'm hungry (1 pt per day)
    2. Eating ONLY real food--minimally processed meats, veggies, fruits, nuts, and minimal dairy (1 pt per day)
    3. Drinking plenty of water (1 pt per day)
    4. Eating ONLY between 9 am and 8 pm (1 pt per day)
       
  2. Exercise every day, with a Zombies Run 5k workout twice a week to earn STA+3.  I'm starting with walking 1.8 miles on other days, but may mix it up later with some strength training.
     
  3. Improve my health, get stronger, faster, reduce stress, live longer and earn CON+1 by sleeping 7-8 hours every night.

 

Life Quest

  1. Calm and focus my mind, reduce stress, live longer and earn WIS+2 and CHA+2 by meditating for 15 minutes every day (1 pt per day, 1/2 pt for any meditation time)

 

Bonus Quest

  1. Build strong habits by succeeding in ALL the quests for this challenge.  Scoring: 
    CON+1 for All B's or higher on all challenge goals
    CON+2 for All A's on all challenge goals
  2. STR+1
  3. STA+1

Grading

A (100%)              34-42 days      25-30 workouts
B  (75%)               25-33 days       19-24 workouts
C  (50%)               16-24 days       13-18 workouts
D  (25%)                 7-15 days        7-12 workouts
F    (0%)                 0 - 6 days        0 - 6 workouts

Level 4 Lycan Adventurer

STR:  11.5 | DEX: 6.5 | STA: 12.75 | CON: 7.0 | WIS: 9.5 | CHA: 5

 

Intro & Challenge Summary

Challenges:   1  2  3  4  5  6 7

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.

Judith Viorst

 

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Cheering you on from the Nerdy sidelines! Can't wait to see you conquer it. It feels like between us we're getting much more mature in our goal setting :)

Level 6 Pirate-Ninja Ranger


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.†~Maya Angelou


(STR - 12) (DEX - 8) (STA - 12) (CON - 14) (WIS - 12) (CHA - 8)


CHALLENGE 6: Neph Arrives fashionably late.


 


 

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Thanks for checking in, Primeval & Neph.  I'm doing well on this challenge, and SO glad to be back.  If you have time, please drop in on my friend's quest:

 

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/51704-paleo-pooped-in-tennessee

 

I'm back, thanks to a kick in the tail from her.

Level 4 Lycan Adventurer

STR:  11.5 | DEX: 6.5 | STA: 12.75 | CON: 7.0 | WIS: 9.5 | CHA: 5

 

Intro & Challenge Summary

Challenges:   1  2  3  4  5  6 7

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.

Judith Viorst

 

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Looks solid. For the water, what is 'plenty'?  Did you have a certain amount in mind?

 

If you have questions, feel free to send me a message (How to PM and follow/ ) or post at the Tavern (Tavern ) . Don't forget to check out the minis if you want ( Minis).

 

Good luck and have fun this challenge :)

 

I get asked that question a lot.  I have a 1-1/2 pt water bottle and try to empty it at least twice a day.  When I work out, I add another water bottle.  I often drink 3 or 4 a day, so I think I'm all right.  If it's not TMI, I also pay attention to the color of my urine and make sure it stays light yellow.

 

I will be at least checking in on the mini's.  I think I'll really like this set.

Level 4 Lycan Adventurer

STR:  11.5 | DEX: 6.5 | STA: 12.75 | CON: 7.0 | WIS: 9.5 | CHA: 5

 

Intro & Challenge Summary

Challenges:   1  2  3  4  5  6 7

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.

Judith Viorst

 

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I really like the balanced feel to what you are doing, and since I'm inspired by your goals this time around, I will also adopt the water guidelines you are using.

 

I'll carry around a water bottle with lemon all day and seek to empty it twice.

 

Thank you!

Shine shine shine!

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Checking in after the first week, this time with solid numbers instead of vague "I did well" mumbles.  Here are the numbers:

 

Sleep 7-8 hours:                     7/7  A+

Exercise:                                6/7  A

Zombies Run:                          2/2  A+

Meditate:                               6/7  A

Drink plenty of water:            7/7  A+

Eat real food:                         7/7  A+

Eat when hungry:                    7/7  A+

Eat between 9 am and 8 pm:   0/7  F-

 

Adventurer's week 1 mini challenge:  PUSHUPS!! didn't do any, but thought about it.  Ed and I should start lifting instead of just talking about starting to lift.

Level 4 Lycan Adventurer

STR:  11.5 | DEX: 6.5 | STA: 12.75 | CON: 7.0 | WIS: 9.5 | CHA: 5

 

Intro & Challenge Summary

Challenges:   1  2  3  4  5  6 7

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.

Judith Viorst

 

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Checking in after the second week.  Here are the numbers:

 

Sleep 7-8 hours:                     14/14  A+

Exercise:                                  9/14  D

Zombies Run:                             3/4   D

Meditate:                                 5/14  F

Drink plenty of water:            14/14  A+

Eat real food:                         14/14  A+

Eat when hungry:                    14/14  A+

Eat between 9 am and 8 pm:     0/14   F-

 

Got WAY off track this week with exercise and meditation, and need to get back on track.  Hopefully work this week will be less demanding.

 

Adventurer's week 1 mini challenge:  PUSHUPS!! didn't do any, but thought about it.  Ed and I should start lifting instead of just talking about starting to lift.

Adventurer's week 2 mini challenge:  drink only water for at least 3 days.  This was surprisingly easy.  +1 Stamina

Level 4 Lycan Adventurer

STR:  11.5 | DEX: 6.5 | STA: 12.75 | CON: 7.0 | WIS: 9.5 | CHA: 5

 

Intro & Challenge Summary

Challenges:   1  2  3  4  5  6 7

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.

Judith Viorst

 

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