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I am still attempting to reach my true self back in 1992 and find my destiny in another dimension.  The Tardis has been found and I am now a verifiable Time Lord companion.  We came across the missing Tardis in 2006 and are now able to travel with more ease.  Having exceeded my expectations from the first leg of my journey, it is time to up the ante a little and get the Tardis moving and in good condition for the long haul.  This is still expected to be a long journey.  Of course, along with the new title is new responsibility. I can not simply be consumed with 1992; The Doctor has other responsibilities. The Tardis will not help me reach my destination without proper upkeep and balance; they can be quite unreliable. Tardis destination set for 2002, target weight 245. One additional rest day is now enabled to allow for other duties.  

 

 

This challenge is about balance.  With the new devotion to fitness, other things are sliding as there is less time.  This has caused failure in the past and must be avoided this time around. 

 

Goal 1: Be a smart companion

 

Increase rest days from 1 to 2.  This will ensure I don’t burn out and so I have time for my life.  But, in order to not fall backwards (or forwards since we are speaking in terms of time travel) I am increasing intensity. 

           

            Part 1 – Strength Training 4x/week

            This will be from the ‘You are Your Own Gym†book and PVP Challenge

            Measurement: +3 STR, +2 DEX

            A – Reach ladder rung 7

            B – Reach ladder rung 6

            C – Reach ladder rung 5

 

            Part 2 – Cardio of some kind at least 2x/week, focusing on intensity rather than distance.  One of these sessions will double up on a strength day in order to accommodate 2 rest days.

 

            Measurement: +3 STA

            A – 2x/week at high intensity (relatively)

            B – 1x/week high intensity or 2x/week less intense

            C – 1x/week less intense

 

Goal 2: Fish Fingers and Custard

 

Eat right. I did start eating better beginning last challenge but it wasn’t one of my goals.  In order to feel comfortable with rest days I want to be able to keep myself accountable for what I am eating.  To do this, I intend to use MyFitnessPal to track food intake.  I eat basically the same thing all the time so I don’t necessarily need to do this on a daily basis.  My plan is to shoot for 1500 - 1600 calories on workout days and 1200 – 1400 on rest days 1450 calories every day.  This may be updated per the YAYOG plan.  I am eating paleo-ish.  To allow for life getting in the way, I am allowing some cheats.  However, any cheat action triggers a roll 1d4 + 5.  That determines how many days until the next cheat is allowed.  There is some wiggle room in what counts as a cheat.  I try to pay attention to my body and if I have a day where I am particularly and genuinely hungry, I’ll add little more but it must be a good choice.  This also allows for me to keep my metabolism guessing a little.  A cheat, for the most part, consists of eating sweets, going out to eat without being able to approximate my normal meal, having unhealthy snacks or meals.  I am open to editing the calorie expectations if I feel like I am not getting enough or getting too much. 

           

            Measurement: (weekly average) +1 CON, +1 WIS

            A – No illegal cheats and calories maintained within +/-100 every day

            B – 1 illegal cheat or 1 day exceeded calories

            C – 2 illegal cheats or 2 days exceeding calories

 

Goal 3: Flexibility

 

I had some issue last challenge with soreness that exceeds the normal range.  I am a very poor stretcher.  I don’t like to do it and when I do, sometimes it is half-assed.  I want to have a specific stretching routine for each type of workout to match the muscle groups worked, preferably 5-10 minutes minimum per work out.  And on rest days, to stay flexible and active, I want to try some yoga.  This doesn’t require much.  Maybe I just learn a new pose and try it home, or put a few together for a mini routine at home.  I have an app that has yoga poses.  If I like this, I may take a yoga class.   

 

            Measurement: +2 DEX, +1 CON

            A – Yoga 2x/week = 12

            B – Yoga 10 times

            C – Yoga 8 times

 

Life Quest – Tardis maintenance

 

The Tardis is a mess.  It looks like no one has cleaned in weeks (6 weeks actually).  As this challenge is about balance I plan to tackle different projects around the house that have been ignored.  Some of these areas need cleaning, others need organization.  I won’t make a list now as there are too many to choose from.  I will grade on how many are accomplished.

 

            Measurement: +2 CHA

            A – 6 areas tackled and completed

            B – 5 areas tackled and completed

            C – 3-4 areas tackled and completed

 

 

Additional Fitness Activities:

Heroes Vs Villains

YAYOG PVP Challenge

 

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Additional Lifestyle Campaign:

In the spirit of balance I am adding one additional element to my challenge.  I log into NF way too often during the day (when at work).  Work is getting exponentially busier all of a sudden and I have grading for school to do at the same time.  I need less distractions from my work focus to stay balanced.  To accomplish this endeavor I have created punishments for logging in during 'off' times.  Off time begins at 9am until 4pm with an allowance over my lunch hour to check in.  That check in must not exceed half an hour or punishment takes effect. This will begin on the Monday the challenge starts but I will attempt to train myself beginning now.  This is not graded.

 

Punishment will be dealt out using the following punishment table using a roll of d20.  1 roll for each offense.

Roll            Punishment

1-2             3 burpees

3-4             10 tricep dips

5-6             10 hamstring curls

7-8             60 sec plank

9-11           5 min on row machine

12-13         10 squats

14-15         10 incline pushups

16-17         add 1/2 to next walk

18-19         do a household chore

20              Critical Hit - no punishment!

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Reserved for starting statistics and relevant measurements...

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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I found you~! ^_^ And even though we're in different guilds, our challenges are very similar, so I'm sticking around here to cheer you on!! LET'S DO DIS!!

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Vicki | Sheikah Bard | Level 13

STR 32.5 | DEX 51.1 | STA 25.5 | CON 37.1 | WIS 26.0 | CHA 31.3

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Fellow whovian checking in! I love how you've worked the Doctor Who theme into your challenge.

Somehow I missed subbing your last challenge but I'll be hanging around this time!

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Subbed. Suggestion on your life quest. When I was redoing the basement and organizing things (crap) for a huge garage sale I did one thing each day towards my household fix it list. I also stopped making a list. I spent more time planning what I needed to do instead of doing it. Just picked one thing to tackle a day. No matter how small it was it still counted.

Just a thought. Good luck with this challenge!

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I love the metaphors you use in your challenges.  Good luck with your goals and your quest for balance - I am sure you will do great.

 

If you are looking for yoga options, consider the doyogawithme.com site we found in the Red Pill challenge.  They have a pretty large collection of free yoga videos, including some that were good for me as a beginner.  

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STR 10 / DEX 6 / STA 6 / CON 8 / WIS 6 / CHA 5
Completed Challenges / PVP's: 
1 | 2 3 | 4 | YAYOG | 20-in-10

Current Challenges / PVP's: 5

 

 

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Edited challenge to add an additional element to help curb my log ins during the day.  I know we are all about rewards and positive reinforcement but this punishment table for logging in to NF while at work might be just the thing I need to stay focused at work.  This challenge is all about balance anyway. 

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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That's actually a pretty awesome punishment table: things that are ultimately good for you, but also things you may not necessarily enjoy, I'm assuming! I'm tempted to do something similar...

Vicki | Sheikah Bard | Level 13

STR 32.5 | DEX 51.1 | STA 25.5 | CON 37.1 | WIS 26.0 | CHA 31.3

blkhoe24601 Gains the Power to Revolutionize the World

Past Challenges: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13

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That's actually a pretty awesome punishment table: things that are ultimately good for you, but also things you may not necessarily enjoy, I'm assuming! I'm tempted to do something similar...

 

Go for it.  There not terrible punishments but they would be above and beyond my workout but still go along with it.  At the very least, I'll be more conscious of how often I log it.  I also ranked them so the lower the roll the worse (to me) the punishment. 

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Edited challenge to add an additional element to help curb my log ins during the day.  I know we are all about rewards and positive reinforcement but this punishment table for logging in to NF while at work might be just the thing I need to stay focused at work.  This challenge is all about balance anyway. 

Aha!

 

First I hijack the "Any roleplayers here?" thread, perform an ancient ritual and manage to conjure a play by post rpg game, now spreading the use of dice in challenges. Everything is going according to my masterplan...

 

Jokes aside, good luck on your challenge. Will be randomly dropping by to check on you

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I had some issue last challenge with soreness that exceeds the normal range. 

 

Me, too. I see that you have cleverly figured out what to do about it. I had to ensure that I did my proper warm-up (4 mins minimum; 3 isn't enough) and, more important, a proper stretch out afterward. I never do less that 15 mins. Since it's only 3x week (for my official NF training), it really doesn't take much time, and I'm MUCH happier about being pain-free.

 

I like your yoga goals. I have some "healing yoga" that I do every morning, 5 minutes for the whole thing. It helps me wake up. 5 minutes is so easy to do, and I'm starting (after 5 weeks) to see the results of it. Let me know how you do!

 

Most important, I love your wisdom-- cutting back on hours and intensity. I learned that last challenge. I got a cold-- and I skipped a workout! And pushed the others back! It sounds stupid, but a little thing like recognizing my body's limits and honoring them helped me heal more quickly, and kept me on track for the overall challenge.

 

Best of luck to you. I see you have many well-wishers. I am simply joining the throng. :) 

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Edited challenge to add an additional element to help curb my log ins during the day.  I know we are all about rewards and positive reinforcement but this punishment table for logging in to NF while at work might be just the thing I need to stay focused at work.  This challenge is all about balance anyway. 

 

This is a good idea.  I've been in here about 8 times already.....and yes, I'm at work.  smh :redface: ....no bueno.

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Youll do awesome this challenge! I found you and will be checking in often.

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Ahoy fellow cut lass! Checking in to visit and your goals look awesome! Give're hell this week! Subbed.

Level: 8   Race: Wood Elf   Class: Ranger at Heart -  Training with the Adventurers

 

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