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This is where all the mini quests for this challenge, for L1's, will be posted. You do not have to partake in a mini quest, but it's a nice to do.  We would prefer that you focus on your own challenges first. Often these quests will be set up to bring you back to your challenge.

 

You will also occasionally score extra attribute points to allocate at the end of the challenge.

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Half Faerie (Sidhe) Scout | Black Belt Kitchen Ninja
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - Herm Albright
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Week 1 - Let's Get SMART

So you've set up your challenge and people have popped in and said hi, given you some advise on your goals and just generally cheered you on for the start of your challenge. There's so much information to go that sometimes it seems like you're being overwhelmed.  How do I allocate attribute points?  Which guild do I join? What should my workout look like? Can I join an Accountability Squad?

 

You don't need to worry about these things right now.  What you do need to worry is your challenge.  For this first week you should be focusing on your own quests.  Once you're comfortable with them you can move onto other questions. Your mini quest this week will to really really look at your goals and make sure that they're SMART. 

 

S = Specific

M = Measurable

A = Attainable/Achievable

R = Realistic/Reasonable

T = Timeous

 

Here are some questions to put your goals to the test:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on?

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every day”, “not even once over the six weeks”)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight” or “run the distance”?

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?

Your mini quest: Make sure your goals are definitely SMART.

 

For completing this mini quest you will receive an additional +1WIS at the end of the 6 weeks.

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Half Faerie (Sidhe) Scout | Black Belt Kitchen Ninja
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - Herm Albright
You're welcome to skype me (audriwolf) too but let me know who you are

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Nice mini, Blaidd. If it's one thing I needed to begin with, it was how to make the goals achievable and measurable. It's a constant learning experience. Good luck everybody!!

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22nd level Wanderer

better is right here, right now

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oooh, let's see! :D

 

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Long period of time, definitely achieveable!

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? 2 out of 3 quests build towards main quest, only doing 3 quests this challenge to focus my attention and not get sidetracked.  No sub goals, just one thing to focus on.

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?  Very minimalistic, focusing on building a base of habits.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? Goals 1 and 3 are tracked on what I do in a day, very simple.  Goal 2 is app tracked based on intake.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?  Letter grading, based on amount of times a week a goal is reached.  No reward system on weekly or challenge basis, daily small rewards for achieving goals on the day, no big endgoal reward.

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?  Ill or injured, I'll alter my goals and grading for the duration, then revert once healthy again.  If injured for a long duration, goal 1 gets changed completely.  Goals 2 and 3 are still accomplishable if ill or injured.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?  No special occasions, all going according to plan!

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?  No conflicts, everything works like a well oiled automaton.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?  Already have time, no excess time making required.

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?  Multiple minor habits, based around achieving long term goals.

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Ok, here goes

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? - Weight loss: Definately achieveable over a long period of time

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? - All build in little ways. Cycling is a small increase in what I'm doing now, pushups are a small but new addition, daily forums checking is my motivation!

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? - goals are realistic, already scaled them to match what I can fit in.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? - Able to be measured, tracked per week as hours or a daily yes/no.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? - grading by number of times per week. with a weekly grade

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? -  light illness could result in a lower grade with ability to make up the next week. severe illness would involve altering goals or if really bad pausing for the week and reverting once well.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? - should not have any effect on my goals.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? - all goals are compatible!

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? - have the time, checking forums and press ups can be slotted into work day or evening. cycling is scheduled for weekends (and work commute come october)

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?  - 2 new minor habits, expanding an existing one

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Dwarven Level 5 Assassin

  • STR 12, DEX 3, STA 10, CON 4, WIS 10, CHA 3

Challenge: 1, 2, 3, 4 (current)

 

 

Main Quest: Weight Loss - to get down to 10st, started August 2013 at 17st 1lb, current 14st 4lb

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Here are some questions to put your goals to the test:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? - Yeah, definitely. I chose my goals keeping in mind that I have other duties to attend to like my studies. 

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? - I have chosen 3 quests that complement each other, fitness+healthy eating+good sleep= success!! (hopefully)

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? - I think I've set up simple goals that I can easily achieve but still challenge me, I feel my goals are possible in the time frame. 

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? - I will be counted the amount of times I do the workouts, the amount of meals I make to eat during lunchtime and the amount of times I have a good night's sleep. 

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? - I'm grading buy quantity of each, so if I meet the full amount of workouts/meals/good nights, its an A. If I miss a X amount its a B and so on. Each week I'll grade myself and at the end I'll reward myself by overall grade. 

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? - In an extenuating circumstance (emergency/injury) I'll probably give myself a pass and try to get back in the challenge as quick as possible taking in account the situation. If it is to grave, I can suspend the Challenge for the time being and extend for the days that I missed. My challenge is more about building a habit I can continue rather than achieving a specific weight or distance. 

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? - I only have 2 family birthdays that won't affect my challenge. Columbus Day will fall on a day I usually work out, so I will have to go an another day to make up for it. 

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? - My quests each attack a diferent aspect of my fitness and all complement each other. I spaced them out pretty well so the time dedicated to each one wont conflict with the others. It's a well thought out plan :D

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? - I have just the right time for it, If I plan out my studies well. If I procrastinate on my studies, It will affect my fitness quests. All I need to do is be mindful of my time and I will be fine. 

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? - I am building 3 key habits that aren't difficult to achieve but are esencial to a healthy lifestyle. In they end, they all contribute to my main quest: a happier and healthier me!!

Wow, I didn't even notice how well thought of I had built up my quest, I finally structured something challenging yet achievable and that will lay the foundation to future quests to come!! 

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Siren Assassin


 


[Level: 2 STR 2 | DEX 4 STA 1 | CON 4 | WIS 3 | CHA 1 ]


 


Challenges - [Current] [1]


 


 

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Setting SMART goals is always challenging and a more difficult than it appears, what doesn't get measured doesn't improve!

 

Here are some questions to put your goals to the test:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Yes indeed!

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? Straight Forward

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? I may cut the ice-cold shower portion or maybe shift it to the Side Quest, they can aid in recovery and have a bunch of health benefits... but they suck especially in a Canadian winter.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? I'm using Fitocracy and My Fitness Pal

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?​ Great question, I hadn't thought of the actual metric.  I'll sum the amount of work out days and days faithful to my nutrition plan and measure planned vs actual.  I'll reward myself with another order of Boardgames!

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?  I'll replace weight lifting with walking and stretching/yoga.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?  I'm going to give up binge drinking at parties and limit myself to a couple glasses of wine.  I'll reward myself with deviation from my diet on special occasions if warranted.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? â€‹Nope, they synergize.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? Yes

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? I'll need to build multiple habits to succeed. 

*I ended up making a spreadsheet this morning with my goals and metrics, thanks Mini-Dungeon!*

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Level 2 Canuck Ranger 

STR 3 | STA 2 | DEX 2.3 | CON 6 | WIS 3 | CHA 1

Current Challenge: (2) Nov 10-2014

Challenge Archive: (1) Sept 15-2014 - 

Fitocracy - My Fitness Pal

Spreadsheet O' Tracking

 

I already know what giving up feels like.  I want to see what happens if I don't.

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Here are some questions to put your goals to the test:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Overall quest is to lose 80-100 pounds and I know that in the long term I can do that!

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? All three of my goals (eating fewer than 150 net carbs per day, walking my dog 3 times a week and performing exercises every single day) will work towards building better health habits that will lead to weight loss, so they all build on each other to help accomplish my main quest!

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? I set relatively easy goals in order to build momentum and get some easy victories. While eating fewer than 150 carbs will be the hardest, I know it is well within my power to do that if I am eating consciously instead of just mindlessly munching on whatever I see during the day.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? My goals can be tracked easily. I track calories, carbs, and fiber on My Fitness Pal, so I can determine my carbs there. I can also track my exercises and walks there.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? I will grade on a percentage. I will divide the number of days I met my goals by the number of possible days. anything about 50% will be pass. Above 70 is C. Above 80 is B. Above 90 is A. I don't have specific rewards in mind yet. I'll come up with some before the end of the week though.

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? Two of my goals are attainable whether I'm sick or slightly injured (eating fewer carbs and performing one exercise). Walking the dog, I have some extra days built in to accommodate any illness or injuries I might encounter. Major injuries might mean stopping the physical parts, but still continuing the carbs part.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? My birthday will be in a few weeks. If I want to eat special treats i can plan for them by eating lower carb other days of the week to create an "average" over the week of only 150 a day, or I can simply eat fewer. I can also choose drinks that are low-carb for the night we go out to celebrate.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? Nope!

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? Time is a something I have the luxury of having in abundance. Though I am taking a full-time load of college classes online and have kids, I stay at home so I can take walks with the kids with the dog and do exercises with them around without a problem.

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? I think my quests are focused on building habits.

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1.    Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?


My main quest is getting “in shape†but that’s being articulated particularly as Running a 5k (on 10/12) and then beginning to train for a triathlon in June. I’ve broken all the pieces down into bite-sized chunks for this first challenge!


2.    Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on?


Yep! Running/cardio 3x week, strength 1x week, and kicking dairy (plus sleep/al-anon as life quests)


3.    Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?


I think these are perfectly realistic. They may even be on the “easy†side of challenging – but that leaves no excuses for not achieving them.


4.    Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?


Yep – tracking # of workouts completed/ dairy meals


5.    How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?


Yep – grading scale about days completed. Rewards for accomplishing “A†standard of the days complete


6.    What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?


I’m figuring that out right now as I AM injured (on the first day, oye vey). I did give myself grace for illness/injury. I can still keep track of my diet goals (and life quests!). Taking a few days of the routine off, to see if pulled muscle heals. If not, augment so that I’m at least doing upper-body excises.


7.    Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?


Yes! Movable workout-dates! And routines that can be done on the road.


8.    Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?


Nope. Although NOT following through with one (sleep) will impact the others (working out).


9.    Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?


Yes! Mapped out schedule for next 6 weeks – complete with rest days. These can be moved around to accommodate changes in my schedule.


10.  Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?


2 main habits: getting up early for a work out 4 days a week, and going to bed early 5 days a week.

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Level 7 Valkyrie Scout

STR 8 | DEX 7 | STA 10 | CON 7.5 | WIS 13 | CHA 12

Challenges: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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"It's never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot

 

 

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1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?

Yeah, over a long period of time. It's reasonable enough to be achievable, at least in part, yet crazy enough to be challenging.

 

2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on?

The 3 quests build towards the big goal. That said, they're not enough, because my big goal is too big for a single challenge. If I just put there, let's say, "run my first Triathlon", that'd be simply unachievable. Then I'm breaking it up in two or three challenges. Now I learn to ride a bike, do some conditioning, forget my previous (Convict Conditioning) approach, that was just strength-focused and embrace YAYOG, that builds up some endurance, too. Next, I'll be riding thrice a week, then my goal will be learning to swim. In the next, a sprint triathlon. Then... well, one step after another.

 

3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?

Simply put, yes, the goals are realistic, and yes, I could scale them to smaller steps (in fact, they're already built in short steps). I'll not need extra time.

 

4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?

Workouts: YAYOG android app.

BF%: body tape measure, US Navy protocol.

Riding a bike: success is riding for 100m, without falling. Further successes come at their time.

 

 

5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?

No reward for the effort apart from the achieving of the goals itself. No need, at all. Seeing the veins in my arms when I workout rewards me enough. That covers two small goals. In which concerns the bike, I don't like, at all, the idea of setting up myself to fail in front of thousands of eyes. That is the real challenge in this Challenge; I just can't put a bike on a track and expect to perform professionally. I will fall. And people will see me falling, failing, and I'll have to live with this information: people laughed at me. The reward will be one less thing about which people will laugh.

 

6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?

Biking and swimming are interchangeable for my ultimate Ironman Triathlon goal. YAYOG is a hard program. Overcoming Gravity allows me to workout around an injury. As does Convict Conditioning, that I've abandoned for being too easy and too narrow, but would be very welcome in the case I need to fall back.

 

7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?

I have Aspergers. I'm completely comfortable in not stopping for holidays, parties or birthdays.

 

8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?

No conflict. They're synergic.

 

9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?

Yup.

 

10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?

My main quest requires me to build multiple habits.

 

Your mini quest: Make sure your goals are definitely SMART.

AFAIK, they are.

 

For completing this mini quest you will receive an additional +1WIS at the end of the 6 weeks.

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Level 0 Tinker Gnome


Weight - 19,4kg gone, 1,6kg to go / 42lbs gone, 3,5lbs to go


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%BF - 6% gone, 4% to go


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YAYOG Basic Program - 13/44 Workouts


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29%

 


"Specialization is for insects" (Heinlein)


 


"Yes, there were times - I'm sure you knew - when I bit off more than I could chew. But through it all, when there was doubt, I ate it up, and spit it out. I faced it all, and I stood tall, and did it my way" (Sinatra)


 


My current challenge

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Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?


 


Great question, Blaidd.


I love all the motivation and passion in this Level 1 group. Very inspiring! Good Luck everyone!!


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better is right here, right now

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I'm familiar with the SMART system so made my main quest with it in mind. (although honestly I could probably achieve it in half the time I've given myself if I was dedicated.)

 

Questions:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Lose 50lbs in one year...actually it might be too easy, I could technically be done in 6 months but I dunno....

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? My first quest is a touch intense but I did that with the idea that even if I fall short I'm still making progress.  All three definitely fit (plan meals, exercise, eliminate soda & alcohol)

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?They are realistic and set up so that even I don't complete with 100% success, I'm still making progress.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? Yep, I put the grades for each day right in my discription.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? Each day I get 3 A-F grades and just like college was "D's for Degrees", this is "C's for....um...low calories?"  I'll give myself both a final grade (based on averages) and weigh in.

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? If I get sick I won't worry about it.  There is nothing wrong with free days.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? Every Thursday we have family dinner with the grandparents.  Those dinners are an assumed 600 cal and there is a wedding in October that will be a free day.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? Nope

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? I'm setting aside 2 hours on Saturday for meal planning and I'm making sure I hit the hey at 10pm so I can wake up at 6am to exercise (actually I end up exercising at 6:15 because it takes 15 minutes for my brain to boot up.)

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? Multiple habits.  Menu planning is great for many reasons, not just weight loss, same with drinking water and exercise.  Granted I don't plan on being quite as specific with my menu planning as I'm going to be this six weeks, but it is still a good habit.

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Onyx Rose / Gargoyle / Adventurer


Level: 0


STR: 0 / DEX: 0 / STA: 0 / CON: 0 / WIS: 0 / CHA: 0 


Current Challenge: Lose 40-50 lbs


"You don't have a soul.  You are a Soul.  You have a body." - C.S. Lewis


 

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  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Yes, perhaps a little too easy. Being able to run 2 miles in under 25 minutes seems reasonable.

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? Yes, they involve cardio endurance, weight training, and trail running, which will all help me achieve the main goal.

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? I think this is a realistic goal. I can fit the weekly workouts into my schedule (for the most part they are built into my school work), and the main goal can't be broken down further without being too easy.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? My goals can be measured and tracked- I will do so using a calendar and workout logs.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? I forgot to include a grading scale in my original post, but I'll go back and add it. Two of my goals are based on number of occurances, so they will be graded on a letter basis (Fail=0,D=1,C=2,B=3,A=>3). The third goal is pass/fail. The reward is my increased speed and endurance.

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? I will downgrade the activity required for the goals (shorter distances or walking instead of running, avoiding weight training for injured part, etc.)

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? I don't typically celebrate holidays, so I don't anticipate needing modifications, but I can work around them if need be.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? My goals do not conflict- they actually help each other. I'm at the gym for cardio, which warms me up for weight training. No need for separate trips to the gym.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? I have time blocked out for them- they are included in my school schedule.

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? Multiple habits, definitely. I want to develop exercise habits that last beyond this quest.

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1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?

My overall quest is to get my body fat down to 20% and to stop binge eating. I think with my focus on nutrition along with strength training and cardio I can definitely get my body fat down. Binge eating is all about keeping my negative thoughts in check and staying in control - definitely doable, but an ongoing thing for the rest of my life.

 

2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on?

My three goals have all been designed to help me on my main quest. The first quest is to plan out my weekly meals and workouts - thereby helping me stay in control and not binge. Also by working out my meal plans - my calories and macros will be in check so I can lose some fat. My second and third quests are workout related (strength training/cardio/boxing/yoga) - both of which will help me change my body composition - lose fat and gain muscle. 

 

3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?

I think they are all realistic - all of the three quests are doable, and with my overall quest I'm hoping to get down my body fat by my 33rd birthday, which is next August. So definitely achievable.

 

4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?

All my goals are measurable and trackable - each Sunday I am posting my weekly meal and workout plan and then the following Sunday I can determine whether the plan was met (how many days I stayed on track). My second quest is about the number of strength training and cardio workouts I do, so I simply need to count how many I do during the week. My third quest is about having one boxing/yoga workout a week - so this is either I did or I didn't.

 

5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?

All of my quests/goals are focused on the effort I put in - not the end result. So it is how many days I stick to my meal/workout plan and how many workouts I get in during the week. 

 

6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?

If I become ill or injured I will continue to keep my weekly meal plan going and scale back workouts according to the illness/injury. I would rather get better quickly than try to soldier on and do more damage.

 

7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?

I do have my daughters' birthday part right at the end of the challenge so basically I am just going to make sure that I prepare all of my meals the day before so that I don't pig out on birthday food, and I may have to group together two workouts on the following day.

 

8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?

No conflicts.

 

9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?

Yes I have the time for all of my goals - no rescheduling required.

 

10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?

The only habits I am trying to build is eating well, working out and not binging - all directly related to my main quest.

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Challenges:  One

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Week 1 - Let's Get SMART

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? My quest is to run a 5k on October 26th. I believe it is achievable. If I buckle down and stick to the app I will be able to jog or run a 5K. 

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? Mission 1: use the c25k app 3 times a week --> directly focuses on getting from my couch to running a 5k. Mission 2: weight train twice a week --> weight training will directly help me with my stamina and make sure I am building muscle while losing weight (hopefully) from running. Mission 3: Drink only water and brewed teas --> this one removes sugary drinks from my diet whig will help with my energy levels. 

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? My goals are realistic. The c25k app makes sure I gradually build up to running  for  a full 30 minutes rather than me trying to run the whole way from the beginning. if it takes me longer to run a 5k in 30 minutes I'll still be ok. I'll still complete the 5k and run it as much as I can. 

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? My goals can be tracked through the app, a workout and food journal, and can be measured and compared over time. 

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? I am going by a pass/fail everyday way of grading with a %scale for the end of the week. If I complete my scheduled workouts and runs during the week I will pass. I have two rest days that can also be changed if life shows up. For example, if I miss my monday run I can make it up before sunday on one of my rest days. I cannot make up two runs or a run and weight  training on the same rest day. Therefore if I do not make up the workouts I will fail the day the workout is missed and will lose 20% for each of the 5 scheduled workouts missed and not made up. 

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? I have two rest days that can be swapped to make up the goal. If I get sick or injured I will reevaluate my workout and work around the injury or illness. 

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? Those will most likely be planned rest days. I will still stick with water and tea throughout the challenge. 

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? â€‹None of my goals conflict with each other. 

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? I work a retail schedule which changes week to week. I am able to plan 3 weeks in advance. I also have class monday - friday so I have the weekday mornings to complete workouts. My only potential conflict is if I fail to wake up early enough to complete the workout and I don't make it up in the evening. 

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? â€‹All in all I could argue I am building 3 habits - run regularly, weight train regularly, and drink water (cut the sugary drink habit). 

Your mini quest: Make sure your goals are definitely SMART.

 

For completing this mini quest you will receive an additional +1WIS at the end of the 6 weeks.

 

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  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Yes, short period of time. It's well within abilities that I had once before. If I've done my internet research correctly the trails that I want to hike on are not particularly strenuous. If it's not reasonable for a short period of time then I ought to find out by the end of the challenge--and better now than on the side of a trail!

Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? My quests just have one thing to focus on and I have identified a way that they will lead to my main quest, although the food one is a little more indirect. That's more a habit that I want to build for overall improvement of everyday life.

Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? They are realistic. I thought out the distribution of my work throughout the week, days I probably won't want to cook on because work is crazy, etc. I think I have figured out how to fit my goals into my other weekly stuff. I have also given myself a definite minimum of five days of exercise per week, not six, to help me shuffle things around in case I figured wrong. The fall semester is always the craziest and most taxing, so the two days should allow me to re-arrange my exercise if I need to accommodate things that come up suddenly. I have activities planned for those two buffer days if it turns out I DON'T need them a particular week.

Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? Yes. For the food goal I can count calories per day. For the strength goal I can count the number of days I do the workout and the number of exercises I do in each one. For the endurance one I can count the number of days I go walking/running. I used my phone's GPS to track the route I like once; according to that I am going about 3.4 miles. I've got a spreadsheet where I'm keeping track of totals.

How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? They are incremental. I have not come up with a reward for my effort other than better health. As I've been getting ready for the challenge I've been really motivated by the chance to try a lot of exciting recipes. I'll have to think about this if I find my resolve flagging. More books always motivates me!

What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? I did actually plan for this with the Allergy Contingency. The Allergy Contingency may also apply to illness, but I'd have to assess that once I actually get sick. I've also given myself a hypochondriac injury scare over the last 24 hours, and I realized that I was able to come up with alternate exercises that would still work toward my goals--just not as efficiently as the exercises I've planned now.

Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? There are not any special occasions in my schedule between now and the end of my goal. If something comes up the two buffer days should help me get it sorted.

Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? They shouldn't! The minimum calorie goal should help make the other two easier.

Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? Yes. As noted above, I've plotted them out through my week.

Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? I think the minimum calorie one is the only one that is a habit. The other two are things that I will need to work at consciously.

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Str: 4 | Dex: 5 | Sta: 3 | Con: 2 | Wis: 4 | Cha: 3

 

"When people called me freak, I closed my eyes and laughed, because they were blind to happiness." --hide

 

 

First challenge! Second challenge! Third challenge!

 

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Week 1 - Let's Get SMART

 

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Totally achievable and reasonable over a long period of time, and with focus can be done over a short period... Which is the effort I am planning. 

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? My 3 quests are all things that can and will bring about greater self worth, self confidence, self pride. My subgoals focus on the biggest self hindrance in my life. 

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? Yes. Planned purposely as baby steps in the direction I need to be heading. I could if need be.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? Yes. Fitness Journal.  

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? A- F Grading scale. for each quest element, averaged together at the end. 

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? Continuing subbing in alterations only when necessary but docking a letter grade.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? No Need

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? Nope!

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  Yep!!

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? They all support my effort to live long and enjoy life with my husband and daughters. <3

Your mini quest: Make sure your goals are definitely SMART.

 

For completing this mini quest you will receive an additional +1WIS at the end of the 6 weeks. Woot!

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{STR 2, DEX 1.8, STA 2.1, CON 1.6, WIS .6, CHA 0}


 


There is no can't, Only I will or I won't!


 


Challenge-- http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/53929-breaking-the-silence/


 


First Goal:Lose 65lbs


 


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Well, I believe I've been smart with my challenge. Let's see here...

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Achievable over a short/moderate amount of time, definitely reasonable.
  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? All three quests build on my main quest, and they are little. They all focus toward weight loss and increasing activity.

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? Main goal is realistic, and is a scaled down version of my ultimate goal (260lbs vs 190lbs).

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? The activity can be measured via Endomondo for time, distance, and how often. My weight can be tracked via a scale and MyFitnessPal.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? There are levels of grades I can receive, based on how often I complete my quests. I will be rewarding myself if I can lose the weight, even though losing the weight will be a reward in itself.

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? I will most likely alter yoga, or switch to basic stretching (my most likely injury is muscle strain in the shoulder/arm). Walking should remain normal, and bicycling will be modified as needed.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? The only special occasion is the attendance of a wedding, which is on the weekend and should not affect my goals.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? Bicycling and walking make it difficult to do each other back to back, so I try to do them on different days, or at different times of the day.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? Barring any unforeseen events happening, I should have plenty of time in my schedule to complete my goals. Work may interfere with working out in the morning, but on certain campuses I may actually be able to get a walk in while working.

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? I'm trying to build the habit of being more physically active.

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Race: Gray Elf | Class: Assassin

Level 2 | Str: 1 / Dex: 2 / Sta: 2 / Con: 2 / Wis: 2 / Cha: 2

 

Current Challenge: None.

Past Challenges: #1 #2

PVP Challenges: No Soda (started 10/30/14 | restarted 3/8/16)

 

Main Quest: Lose 21.5 pounds (Start: 281.5 | Current: 276.5 | Goal: 260)

On Hiatus... sorry.

 

No Soda Challenge: 365 days | Total: 493 days (October 30, 2014 - March 7, 2016)

Ended due to stomach flu, drank 7up to settle stomach (and it didn't work!).

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I reckon I can give this a go:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? - Yes, losing the excess 3" off my waist is definitely possible.  And desirable, as it's been there too long already!

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? - All involve building healthy exercise & diet habits, and will themselves lead on to the next challenge's goals.

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? - They are realistic chunks that will let me level-up for the next challenge.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?  - They are very easily tracked - a set number of workouts per week, and one new recipe per week.  I'll have either done them or not.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?  - I'm giving myself a gold standard for hitting >95% of the workouts (as sometimes life just unavoidably gets in the way).

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?  - If I get injured then as long as I continue to do what I sensibly can I'll take the win.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? - It's the Eid holiday in a couple of weeks' time, which will actually give me even more time to fit this into my day!

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? - They mainly support each other, unless I start skipping workouts regularly and trying to fit them all in over the weekend.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? - I deliberately didn't go too ambitious with my plans to ensure I didn't overload my timetable.

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? - I'm trying to re-establish good old habits in a new environment, so half the work has already been done.  Focussing on not re-establishing the bad old ones!

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Respawning. One day at a time.

Battle Log: #OperationWeddingSuit

Previous 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 

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  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?  Yes, I think I have set a realistic weight loss goal (40 lbs)

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on?  They will all contribute to weight loss and/or overall fitness which will help me feel better and better manage my diet.

  3. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?  Grading myself on how much of each goal is achieved so I do get partial credit.  Not worried with a reward at this point.

  4. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? The food goal will be easy to follow no matter what, I'd have to modify the 2 exercise goals.  I can be flexible.

  5. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?  I built in wiggle room.

  6. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?  No, I made sure to spread the exercise over different days.

  7. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?  Yes, I am going to use my lunch breaks - I need to bring lunch instead of buying anyways so it's a win-win.

  8. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?  I would say all my goals point toward my main quest of weight loss.

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Well, let's see....

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? It is achievable.  My overall quest is to lose 4 inches off the waist by the end of the year.  Would I like to lose more in that time?  Yes, but I didn't want to over-reach and set myself up to fail.

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? Cut junk food, eat more veggies, work out more.  Check, check, and check.  I don't have sub quests besides the main 3 because I didn't want to make it too daunting for my first challenge.  That said, I don't think these are going to be that difficult.  Minor changes.  New veggies each week.  Substitute fruit and nuts for candy and chips.  And I find I really love working out, so that's probably the easiest one.

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? I thought about my goals for a long time to make sure they were goals that I could attain.  I could scale them into smaller steps, but I don't think that's necessary, since these are all simple changes as it stands.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? All of my goals have measurments built in.  Workout 4 times/week.  6 new veggies.  0 junk food.  I've built a SQL database (this is nerd fitness, after all) to track the intakes of veggies and junk food, and I use the Polar Loop to track workouts.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? Using the letter grading system.  A, B, C, or fail.

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? Ill or injured really won't affect the diet quests.  It may affect the workout quest, but just like any "game" there are obstacles that can cause you to fail, or not succeed 100%.  To quote Gunny Highway "You adapt.  You overcome.  You improvise."

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? None of these will fall within this challenge.  In fact, at the end of the challenge, I'm flying to Vegas to be with my girlfriend.  All the more reason to work hard...

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? I can't think of anything to expand upon here, so, no.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? About 6 months ago, I started going to bed earlier each week and waking up earlier.  I have plenty of time in the morning to workout and make a healthy breakfast.  I don't eat out all that often, so making dinner and making it healthy are easy.

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? My main quest is the outcome of the healthy habits I'm trying to build.  Will I try a new veggie every week for the rest of my life?  Probably not.  But will this get me in the habit of eating veggies?  YES!!  

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  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Yes, I think a weight loss goal of 8 kg is definitely reasonable. I'm not sure how long it will take to get there, but as long as I'm taking steps in that direction I don't really care how long it will take. 

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? All of my quests contribute to my main goal. They don't have subgoals

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? My main goal can take however long I want, should I need to scale down

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? I assigned grades to all quests, and use progress bars to track the progress

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? I reward myself for the effort and/or if I achieved the goal. 

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? If this should happen I will re-evaluate my quests to fit with the specific illness/injury 

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? Those kind of special occasions should not alter my goals

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? No

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? Yes, my schedule is flexible

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? I try to build a habit for healthy eating and for exercising. Those both contribute to my main goal.

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 Weight loss: 73 kg -> 65 kg or less. Current weight: 68.9 kg

51.25%
51.25%

Level 0 Human - Aspiring Assassin

[ STR 0 | DEX 0 | STA 0 | CON 0 | WIS 0 | CHA 0 ]

Battle log, ChallengeMember of the SKULLCRUSHERS

 

 

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Okay, here is my analysis :) 
  • Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?
    My main quest "adapt a healthier lifestyle" may be a bit vague (which, according to the instructions, is okay), but it is definitely achievable in the long run.

  • Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on?
    I'm taking things slow. Almost all three quests are subdivided into tiny quests such as 'eat a vegetable 5 out of 7 days' or 'make a 10-minute walk every morning'

  • Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?
    I guess so, see the answers to the previous question :)

  • Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?
    Oh I haven't thought about tracking them.. I might update my original post every day to list whether I've managed to hold onto my goals that day/week. They are entirely measurable, though!

  • How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?
    I will keep it subjective this first time. But I'll be sure to grade myself truthfully and justly! Next time, I'll add an objective scale.

  • What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?
    Unless I lose my ability to walk/cycle, I will keep doing what I've got to do - these quests aren't too demanding anyway.

  • Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?
    No I did not. I guess that the occasional piece of cake or dessert (in violation with my whole grain resolve) is okay, as long as I stay away from a second piece!

  • Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?
    Nope :)

  • Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?
    Yes. I waste most of my time on the internet anyway, and since reducing that particular habit is part of my main goal, I will get more time eventually. The current quests don't require a lot of time. 10 minutes of walking, a bit of cooking which I already do every night (but with different ingredients), an apple in the place of a piece of chocolade, one hour of study that I need more than facebook; I think I'll be fine.

  • Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?
    Multiple habits: healthier diet, more active lifestyle, more efficient time management, more time spent outdoors and less behind the computer. All habits that will make me a happier person in the end :)

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Here are some questions to put your goals to the test:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?  Overall goal is to get to 25% body fat.  I'm currently at 36%.  It's definitely achievable, over a long period of time, and it's also reasonable for my age/height. 

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on?  Yep.  Drinking water, structured exercise 3x/week, and 3 colors of fruits and veggies to every plate.  Basic and simple.

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?  I could scale it down, but I don't think that's necessary.  

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?  "Weekly checkup" system for the workouts, stopping and thinking at each meal, and using a big cup that has to be filled 2x each day for water.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?  If I "meet" or "exceed" all of my goals, I'm buying shoes.  Completely impractical gorgeous shoes, regardless of price.  

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?  Two/three can remain unaltered.  The third will have to be carefully tracked.  I have a tendency to get a cold and fall off the exercise wagon.  So as soon as I'm well enough to exercise again, albeit slowly, I need to start right away.  Injury would be another, more complicated story.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?  I think I'm good on this front.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?  Nope!  Good to go!

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?  Technically, yes.  I will try to convince myself that I'm too busy.  I'll need to counter that negative message a lot.

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?  Trying to build a few good habits here, but I think everything is focused on the overall quest.  

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Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?

Oh I haven't thought about tracking them.. I might update my original post every day to list whether I've managed to hold onto my goals that day/week. They are entirely measurable, though!

 

A lot of folks post their efforts for a day, or two, as a new post in their thread. It looks a bit like this. Maybe it will work for you adn for folks reading your posts.

 

"W1 D1

 

Goal 1 - I did this and this, but need to watch out for that. 

Goal 2 - A lot like goal 1 except, I killed it!!

Goal 3 - really? Hum, I don't remember what the hell I did, oops

Goal 4 - pretty easy, so it kept me motivated.

 

Overall, I feel pretty strong and still wicked excited. Day 1 was definitely a success. Looking forward to the next day, and the next.

Cheers."

 

Okay the Cheers is usually what I do, but you get the idea. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't. It's all good.

 

Have a great Day 2 everyone!!

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