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My dear nerd fitness comrades,

 

I am so proud to be part of this challenge and for the first time, seriously set myself goals and deadlines!

I am starting small, laying a precise and gradual path down to my master quest: gain & maintain strong health, build muscle and general strength, become more confident, challenge myself and become a badass wing tsun master.

For now, I want to reduce my bodyfat percentage to the lowest healthy number possible for a young woman while building strength.

 

 

 

MAIN MID-TERM QUEST : 17%-18% body fat

 

I just ordered calipers. We'll see how far (or close) I am and what is reasonable to aim at.

Edit: start body fat percentage of 23,5%. According to calipers and this website: https://www.linear-software.com/body-fat-calculator.html

 

 

6 WEEK QUEST #1 : Beginner body weight workout 3x/week

 

1. September 15th to October 5th - 2x/week

2. October 6th to 26th - 3x/week

 

 

6 WEEK QUEST #2 : Five Tibetans yoga exercises every morning

 

Start from 7 repetitions and increase to 14 if possible.

 

 

6 WEEK QUEST #3 : Eat cleaner

 

1. One day full paleo per week

2. No alcohol allowed

 

Edit:

Protein bonus - eating quality proteins twice a day at least six days a week.

 

 

In case of emergency : if my thyroid activity decreases again by the end of October or in case of illness

- Bodyweight workout 1x/week

- Morning yoga - 3 to 5 repetitions

- Same diet goals + NO sugar except honey

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Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

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Some very adventurous goals. Good luck! Following your thread to help cheer you on.

 

Also, I love your profile pic. I'm a huge sailor moon fan!

CoderGatherer

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Thank you CoderGatherer!

Sailor Moon is a great motivational fuel for me, I just need watch a "Moon prism power, make up!" transformation to get super energised and positive!

Just like that: 

 :)
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Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

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Hi Pacha!

Thanks :)) I see you're a newbie as well!

 

The Five Tibetans are a series of 5 yoga exercises, supposedly created by tibetan monks (no none really knows, and all that matters is that they make you feel goooooood!).

The goal is to repeat each exercise 21 times, but you start with one or two repetitions for the first week, progressively increasing to reach 21 over as much time as needed. Here is a really good tutorial, it's in French but the guy shows the movements really well = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekhhp78S6r0

(Actually, today I am setting myself the goal to translate this video because it's the best tutorial I've seen so far and it should be accessible for as many people as possible).

 

I do these for two reasons: they're really easy to learn and to practice (that's worth a lot of points in my book!), and they increase my well-being and my energy both immediately and on the long term. My problem has always been to stick to a routine xD

Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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Whoa! Tibetan yoga looks awesome! That is so cool that you are translating the video. I hope you post it when you are finished. I would love to know what he is saying. :)

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CoderGatherer

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Welcome to the NF Forums, Nol! I'm Lullaby, one of the Assassins' Ambassadors. I see you're doing yoga and body weight workouts. That fits in perfectly with the Assassins. :)
 
I am also a huge fan of Sailor Moon. Have you been watching the new Sailor Moon Crystal series? I have. I've also been re-watching the original anime on Hulu. They're posting 2 episodes every Monday.  :) But I'm sure you already know that.  :)
 
Here's a link to more information about the Assassins' Guild. We also have a Q&A chat thread for Level 1's where you can stop by and ask any questions you might have. We also have an Assassin Phonebook that lists the skills of our Assassin so be sure to check it out.
 
There's also a chat thread called the Assassins' Den where we hang out and chat. If you have any questions, I as well as the other Assassins are happy to help you out. You can reach me by using the private messenger system (click the envelope at the top right of the screen) or you can post on my thread.

 

 

I will be following along.

-Lullaby

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 My problem has always been to stick to a routine xD

 

This pretty much sums me up as well...

 

Thank you for posting the video.  It looks AWESOME.  I think my evening workout may consist of yoga for the first time in, well, ever.

 

From one newbie to another, if you ever need an accountabilibuddy (or assassibilibuddy if you choose assassins), just give me a shout.  I find I need all the help I can get, and am always willing to lend support or a kick in the rear, whichever is needed. :)

 

Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew!

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Aaaaah, hi Lullaby88!! So happy, I find the assassins so cool! :D

Thank you for your welcoming words! I'll check all this out. 

It would be the perfect, single most amazing combination to be a druid/monk/assassin ^_^  I will wait for at least half way through the challenge to choose a guild, but I'm thinking joining the assasins might be a great first step. I'll tell you in about 3 weeks!

 

And noooo, I haven't watched the crystal series yet! I've been busy with moving abroad and I've been waiting to settle down a little, I want to cherish this sailor rebirth! I think October will be per-fect :)

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Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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 I think my evening workout may consist of yoga for the first time in, well, ever.

 

Yay!!! I hope you like it, but I need to translate it quick, I find the comments very important too!

 

 

From one newbie to another, if you ever need an accountabilibuddy (or assassibilibuddy if you choose assassins), just give me a shout.  I find I need all the help I can get, and am always willing to lend support or a kick in the rear, whichever is needed. :)

 

THANK YOU ! I most definitely will, I know there will be a moment where I need that kick in the butt! And same for you :)

Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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you seem so centred and I love your goals and that yoga is awesome!!

 

You might notice that someone has added a Druids' tag to your thread.  This isn't to pigeonhole you into particular guild, but rather to bring one of their ambassadors here to offer you encouragement, support or advice.  Your goals this challenge fit well with the overall spirit of their guild and you are more than welcome to pop into their Cabin and introduce yourself to them.  You are also more than welcome to pop me a message anytime. 

 

Good Luck

AB xx

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you seem so centred and I love your goals and that yoga is awesome!!

 

You might notice that someone has added a Druids' tag to your thread.  This isn't to pigeonhole you into particular guild, but rather to bring one of their ambassadors here to offer you encouragement, support or advice.  Your goals this challenge fit well with the overall spirit of their guild and you are more than welcome to pop into their Cabin and introduce yourself to them.  You are also more than welcome to pop me a message anytime. 

 

Good Luck

AB xx

 

 

Hi Blaidd,

Thank you for popping a little message, it must be so much work to check everyone, I wonder how you remain focused!

I was waiting for that druid tag ^_^ it's my most natural profession, which is also why I'm motivated by develop skills of other guilds.

Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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DAY TWO on the challenge (yeah, got in a little late) :D

 

Morning yoga went smooooth. Did my 7 repetitions in the grass under a bright late summer sun, simple morning bliss!

I also completed the beginner bodyweight workout today, but man, that was hard! Much harder than I thought, I've been eating too much sugar the past 10 days.

And those push-ups are real tough love, and I did them on my knees instead of my toes but that's no surprise ^_^

 

Planning on doing my paleo day on Sunday. Alcohol is easy to keep at bay, even though my in laws have the best wines in stock.

 

Easy, breezy, almost xD

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Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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Stretched for almost 20 minutes yesterday. Thought i'd covered all the main muscle groups but it appears I forgot my Gluteuses. Will not make that mistake next BBWW xD

Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

Current Challenge

"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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Stretched for almost 20 minutes yesterday. Thought i'd covered all the main muscle groups but it appears I forgot my Gluteuses. Will not make that mistake next BBWW xD

 

Awesome job keeping up with the stretching and bodyweight workouts. How is your body feeling after all of this extra exercise? I hope you're doing well!

 

Stay strong and keep up the good work! Let me know if you ever need to chat.

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Did my morning yoga routine, it was a lot harder today, lots of muscle pain!

My muscle pain from the BBWW of last Thursday has become a lot worse today, I think it's the first time I experience that, usually it fades away as time passes...

 

I'll try stretching, not much else I can do... I hope it helps, tomorrow's session 2 of beginner body weight workout!

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Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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Awesome job keeping up with the stretching and bodyweight workouts. How is your body feeling after all of this extra exercise? I hope you're doing well!

 

Stay strong and keep up the good work! Let me know if you ever need to chat.

 

THANK YOU Meg :)  feeling sore, sore, sore, hehe! But motivated, there's much worse than a little muscle pain ^_^ 

Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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Hi Nol!

 

Don't forget the Gluteuses! :)   

 

Also - just wanted to say Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness usually peaks 24-48 hours after a workout and can actually be worsened by stretching. Just keep at it once you feel better and I think you will find that each time it makes you less sore than the time before! 

 

You are doing awesome BTW and you make me smile.

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Hi Nol!

 

Don't forget the Gluteuses! :)   

 

Also - just wanted to say Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness usually peaks 24-48 hours after a workout and can actually be worsened by stretching. Just keep at it once you feel better and I think you will find that each time it makes you less sore than the time before! 

 

You are doing awesome BTW and you make me smile.

 

Thank youuuuuu :) I did not know that (good that I played my lazy bum card and didn't stretch)! and also you just saved me a google search for that DOMS word I've been reading all over the forum, mouhahaha!

Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

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Help everyone, damsel in distress over here!

 

Tomorrow's paleo day and I am so afraid to give in to temptation and eat loads of chocolate spread on yummy evil bread...

"But why do you even have these in your kitchen?", you ask. Well I don't, but my in laws do and I'm holidaying at their house until Monday.

Scary visions of buttered slices of bread covered in a mountain of hagelslag have started to invade my thoughts  :nightmare:

 

I'm in the Netherlands for a holiday and they have foods I'd never buy for myself, loads of things to put on bread basically, and sooo sweet. I've been binging on them a little since I arrived, which leads me into craving stage (oh, did I forget to mention that my willpower is subzero when it comes to food? I think it comes from past years of bulimia, it's all messed up up there in those synaptic connections...)

 

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Writing about it is already making me feel better though, amazing side effect of asking for help it would seem! 

Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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You've so got this all figured out.  Make those cravings your bitches :D they don't own you!  You're far too awesome to let such wimpy things have control of you!

 

My brain works in a very rational way, the only thing that genuinely speaks to me above all else is logic.  So when I get hit by those cravings (usually for curly fries, damn you curly potato gods!) I ask myself "what benefit could having those fries possibly have for me in the long term?"  Give it about five minutes and I've completely talked myself out of having them.  Then I make something healthier to eat if I'm still hungry then, and I'm good.

 

Obviously, this doesn't work for everyone :P  but I always suggest figuring out what your brain responds to and using it to your advantage.  Like, if you're a "it's there and it's the fastest thing to get" person, casually put something like a bag of nuts of a bowl of fruit in between you and said offending item.  Suddenly the nuts/fruit become the closest thing to hand, and so much easier to reach because you don't have to get uuup and get things ooout and spreeeead them.  Ugh, so much work!  :P

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Fight your foes in the field, nor be burnt in your house.

 

 

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You've so got this all figured out.  Make those cravings your bitches :D they don't own you!  You're far too awesome to let such wimpy things have control of you!

 

My brain works in a very rational way, the only thing that genuinely speaks to me above all else is logic.  So when I get hit by those cravings (usually for curly fries, damn you curly potato gods!) I ask myself "what benefit could having those fries possibly have for me in the long term?"  Give it about five minutes and I've completely talked myself out of having them.  Then I make something healthier to eat if I'm still hungry then, and I'm good.

 

Obviously, this doesn't work for everyone :tongue:  but I always suggest figuring out what your brain responds to and using it to your advantage.  Like, if you're a "it's there and it's the fastest thing to get" person, casually put something like a bag of nuts of a bowl of fruit in between you and said offending item.  Suddenly the nuts/fruit become the closest thing to hand, and so much easier to reach because you don't have to get uuup and get things ooout and spreeeead them.  Ugh, so much work!  :tongue:

 

Thank you !! I'm afraid my brain's completely emotion-based ESPECIALLY when it comes to food ^_^ you know, you're right though, getting the stuff from the kitchen, a plate and a knife, spreading the spread, putting things in the dishwasher and fod back in the closet... it's annoying xD So much easier to eat a banana! I'm putting a banana in front of me, right now!

 

I'm lucky though, woke up with a bright sun and it put me in such a good mood that I've been really strong so far. Just had an amazing paleo brunch with eggs, turkey, loads of veggies and olive oiiiiil :D

I'm kind of like Launch but with the weather instead of sneezing xD (ooh, let's watch dragon ball again!)

 

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What's hagelslag? Whatever it is, if you don't want it, it has no power to get inside you! You have the power, you can do this!

 

Thanks! I need to keep reminding myself of this until it sticks!

Hagelslag is a diabolical Dutch invention! basically chocolate sprinkles that you spread over buttered toast, hehe, and it tastes devilishly good. they have really good quality dark chocolate sprinkles here (snce they're not just for cake decoration).

 

Staying strong, beast diet mode!!!  ...Or zen master mode, now making tea and going to fill up my vitamin D tanks :)

Thank you for the support!

Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

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"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

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