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My favorite thing with almond milk is when I have almond flour as well, and I make paleo pancakes :D so tasty

 

Coooool! Pancake's one of my favourite snacks for movie nights :D

 

 

Yes! I'm not the only one! hehe :D

 

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I know i'm a little late to the party but read your quest and saw the druid tag.  I too enjoy yoga, though i've never practiced much.  The idea of it intrigues me very much.  I have been in need of more people to follow and assist in their challenges and as i said, i loved your quest. 

 

Hi Lycansbane! Welcome :) I'll go read your quest ASAP!

About yoga. Many here practice the sun salutations, I do the five Tibetan rites, both are really easy to learn and practice on your own, they are actually very similar. It's a great way to sneak yoga in your everyday life (fantastic as a morning waking up ritual!) and develop your flexibilty, ability to refocus and center yourself, and strengthen deep muscles, especially the core. Look them up, I'm sure you'll love them!

 

Happy to have you as a follower ;) welcome in the family!

 

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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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So, today was quite productive :)

 

Went to a Taekwondo class near my house, it was pretty awesome! The warming up consisted of stretches and pretty much the beginner body weight workout ^_^ there were push ups (first time I am able to complete the push-up sets in a martial art class, so proud! I felt a lot less out of place than in any of my previous experiences! yay!), jumping jacks, plank, squat, lunges... I'm tempted to count it as my BBWW n°2, but I won't! I'll just do three BBWWs this week! Hell yeah!

 

I'm still more attracted by Chinese martial arts (Jackie Chan's sheer awesomeness might have something to do with it...), and I plan on trying out two Kung Fu schools of different styles next week, so hopefully I will find the right place for me and start my monk training by October :D

 

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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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So, today was quite productive :)

 

Went to a Taekwondo class near my house, it was pretty awesome! The warming up consisted of stretches and pretty much the beginner body weight workout ^_^ there were push ups (first time I am able to complete the push-up sets in a martial art class, so proud! I felt a lot less out of place than in any of my previous experiences! yay!), jumping jacks, plank, squat, lunges... I'm tempted to count it as my BBWW n°2, but I won't! I'll just do three BBWWs this week! Hell yeah!

 

I'm still more attracted by Chinese martial arts (Jackie Chan's sheer awesomeness might have something to do with it...), and I plan on trying out two Kung Fu schools of different styles next week, so hopefully I will find the right place for me and start my monk training by October :D

Wow that's so exciting! You are doing so great! 

 

Can't wait to hear how your visits go to the different schools. You'll have to tell us all about it. :)

 

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CoderGatherer

Fire Genasi - Level 5

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This is a good milestone for you! Congratulations! :)

 

 

So, today was quite productive :)

 

Went to a Taekwondo class near my house, it was pretty awesome! The warming up consisted of stretches and pretty much the beginner body weight workout ^_^ there were push ups (first time I am able to complete the push-up sets in a martial art class, so proud! I felt a lot less out of place than in any of my previous experiences! yay!), jumping jacks, plank, squat, lunges... I'm tempted to count it as my BBWW n°2, but I won't! I'll just do three BBWWs this week! Hell yeah!

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Awesome stuff :D Jackie Chan is pretty much a badass, so it suits you excellently :D

 

Oh, thank you :redface:  Jackie Chan is the best! He's badass and funny, and he can dance and sing... there is nothing Jackie Chan can't do!jackie-chan-5-o.gif

 

 

This is a good milestone for you! Congratulations! :)

 

It is, thank you so much :) Yesterday I really felt that this time, I'm ready for it! Huge confidence boost!

 

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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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Hope your visits to the different martial arts schools go well!  I'll be interested to hear how you like Kung Fu.  

 

Thanks Jaex! I'll keep you posted :)

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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Wow that's so exciting! You are doing so great! 

 

Can't wait to hear how your visits go to the different schools. You'll have to tell us all about it. :)

 

Thank you Meg!! I'm feeling good :) We'll see how everything goes. One school is about 40 minutes from my flat so not the best, but it's also the one Kung Fu style I'm looking forward to try the most ^_^

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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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Thank you Meg!! I'm feeling good :) We'll see how everything goes. One school is about 40 minutes from my flat so not the best, but it's also the one Kung Fu style I'm looking forward to try the most ^_^

 

 

Hope you enjoy it either way.  Great luck and let us know how it goes.

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Lycansbane (NF CHaracter)

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"Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it." ~ Jim Butcher

 

"They live lives that don't matter, that touch no one and change nothing. For better or worse, you and I stared evil in the eye and didn't flinch. We raised our swords and went to war, and even if we didn't win we kicked some ass along the way. We made a difference, and that's all any man can ask." ~ Simon Green

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Congratulations, that's sounds amazing. Martial arts classes are pretty badass!!!

 

I've seen what Kung Fu has done to a friend of mine in terms of weight loss and muscle build up. Very impressive. Not to mention the kick ass skills you'll have.

 

Pretty soon, you'll be this person:

 

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Oh, man! I always wanted to try martial arts. My boxing gym shared space with a martial arts academy (I don't remember what they practiced exactly >.>) and I always got there early so I would watch them practice sometimes. So cooooollll.

 

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How's your kung fu journey going? I hope everything is going great!

 

Here's another Jackie Chan gif, because he's awesome.

 

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CoderGatherer

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Thank you all!!! It's the best feeling to log in and see all your message :)

 

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WEEK 2 : REPORT

 

#1 Beginner bodyweight workout 3x/week

2x/week until October 5th : pass! I did my BBWW yesterday afternoon, those push-ups are still so hard, I think I'm not eating enough proteins and my muscles are having a hard time. I'm pretty happy with myself though because I had almost 3 full workouts with the taekwondo warm up! :)

 

#2 Five Tibetans yoga exercises every morning

7 repetions until October 5th : pass! Still doing them every morning and very happy about it! Sometimes I forget about it and it's when I turn on my PC and read everyone's threads that I remember, "wait! I haven't done my yoga, have I?" ^_^ so awesome to have this community, haha!

 

#3 Eat cleaner

1. One day full paleo per week : pass! pass! pass! pass! pass!  :D (yeah pretty happy about that)

2. No alcohol allowed : fail. Didn't see that one coming, maybe that's why I didn't resist? Anyway, yesterday we went out in a really nice goth bar in the vaults of Edinburgh and I got carried away by the music, etc. crappy excuses to say that I drunk a pint of cider. I feel very stupid about this and pretty disappointed in myself :(

 

 

Overall : I passed all the hard ones and failed the easy goal... maybe I subconsciously wanted to give myself a prize for completing everything else? I'm not sure but I have decided to give myself a warning ^_^ I allow myself one more fail in the whole challenge. If I fail even one more, I'll have to learn this choreography, film myself dancing to it and post it here (warning, this is a J-pop video clip): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxqs-eMcU2o it's mainly the posting that video that's scary... xD

 

Additional goal = eat quality proteins at least twice a day. Not fail/pass, it's more a reminder, if I follow it for at least 6 days a week, I give myself 0.5 bonus.

 

Let's do this!!! Week 3 is going to be fail-free!

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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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Hope you enjoy it either way.  Great luck and let us know how it goes.

 

Thank you Lycansbane :) I'll keep you posted, I have a bad case of lazy today, but so far completed my yoga routine x10 and tonight is the try-out for the Hung Gar Kung Fu school, which I really want to see, so I'll get over it and kick the lazy!

 

 

Congratulations, that's sounds amazing. Martial arts classes are pretty badass!!!

 

I've seen what Kung Fu has done to a friend of mine in terms of weight loss and muscle build up. Very impressive. Not to mention the kick ass skills you'll have.

 

Pretty soon, you'll be this person:

 

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This gif made me laugh so much! Thanks, that's super encouraging, I really hope I can get strong, I want the dry muscles and the explosive power!

 

 

Oh, man! I always wanted to try martial arts. My boxing gym shared space with a martial arts academy (I don't remember what they practiced exactly >.>) and I always got there early so I would watch them practice sometimes. So cooooollll.

 

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Kung Fu beaaaaarr :D All Martial Arts do look awesome! I'm not quite at that stage yet, to say the least ^_^ can't wait to be able to do the movements flawlessly!

 

 

How's your kung fu journey going? I hope everything is going great!

 

Here's another Jackie Chan gif, because he's awesome.

 

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Thanks!! The Kung Fu journey starts tonight, I'll keep you posted! (More Jackie Chan gifs!!!)

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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Considering that I don't like pop music, jpop makes me incredibly happy :P  I'm torn between wanting to see you learn that choreography and wanting you to succeed, oh the drama!  xD

 

One drink is definitely not the end of the world, you're doing awesomely.  Plus you know you made a mistake, and you seem steeled not to make it again, that's definitely progress!

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

 

 

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From what I've heard of Scottish drinking culture, I'd say 1 pint of cider is less than nothing to worry about. And you've strengthened your resolve based on it. Way to go!

 

There's quite a stretch between a pint and this :D

 

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Forever Respawning Rebel

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Yay! You're doing so awesome! Don't let one minor indulgence set you back.

 

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(Also, Sailor Moon gif)

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CoderGatherer

Fire Genasi - Level 5

STR 9 | WIS 6 | CON 8 | CHA 3 | DEX 6 | INT 6

 

Current Challenge

Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 -Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6

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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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One cider is okay. I mean, you could have really nailed it into the coffin, but you didn't. It's hard when we feel like we failed based on our own decisions, but it's okay. Just don't dwell on it, it's done, you regret it, move on. You could have made worse decisions, ya know?

 

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(I had to track that one down).

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