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INTRODUCTION: Hello! My name is Sherri and this is my very first challenge. :) I’m married with three cats, enjoy reading and writing and video games and anime. During the day, I work as an escalations manager, putting out fires and making people happy. The rest of the time, I like to hermit at home and do a whole lot of nothing. :D

 

Fitness-wise, I’m actually starting silks next week, and am checking out a tae kwan do studio to see about taking some classes. (I think they also have kickboxing, which is a major plus.) I started running a few months ago and have done two 5Ks since then, with my next one this weekend. Other than that, I go to zumba once a week and lift weights and do circuit training.

 

MAIN QUEST: Learn to Wield the Keyblade and Defeat Ansem! To do this, I’m going to need to be able to travel the worlds quickly to lock the keyholes, actually lift my keyblade, have energy to spare, and fill in every page of Jiminy’s journal so I don’t miss anything. And earplugs to drown out Ansem’s droning on and on about hearts and darkness.

 

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“Darkness, darkness, hearts, hearts, darkness, hearts, darkness!!!â€

 

 

QUEST 1: Lock the Keyholes (+4 STA, +1 DEX)

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Man, there are a lot of worlds out there, and I’m going to have to explore them all, and fast, otherwise Ansem is just going to keep preaching about hearts and darkness. Can’t shut him up until all the worlds are locked up tight. Run, Sherri, run! And make sure to stretch it out so I’m not stiff if Riku tries to ambush me!

 

CHALLENGE 1: Run 2 days a week outside (weather permitting) - one short run, one long run. On race weeks (weeks 2, 4, and 6), the race will count as my long run. I have a 10K that I am training for on December 20th (week 6), and running on the treadmill before my strength training isn’t going to cut it.

 

A: 100% completion/short and long run completed, B: 50% completed/short or long run completed

 

CHALLENGE 2: Take time to stretch out for at least 5 minutes after my runs. I’m really bad at this if all I’m doing is running.

 

A: 100% complete/stretched for 5+ minutes after both runs, B: 50% completed/stretched for 5+ minutes after one run

 

QUEST 2: Lift the Keyblade (+4 STR, +1 CHA)

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What kind of keyblade master would I be if I couldn’t lift my keyblade? And to lift my weapon, that means I need to work on my strength.

 

CHALLENGE: Lift three days a week following the Stronglifts program.

 

A: 100% completion/lifted three days, B: 67% completion/lifted two days, C: 33% completion/lifted one day

 

QUEST 3: Trade in the Chocolate for an Ether (+4 CON)

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With all of the running and keyblade wielding, I’m going to need a lot of energy - energy that is going to last. And right now I have a horribly abusive relationship with sugar (like, an average over 30 grams/day abusive). This means I need to rein in that horrible habit and kick its butt.

 

CHALLENGE: Cut back on sugar. This will be an incremental challenge because sugar is addictive and I get horrible withdrawal if I try to cut it out cold turkey. In order to make sure this is feasible, my goals will be the following:

 

Week 1 stay under macros one day

Week 2 stay under macros two days

Week 3 stay under macros three days

Week 4 stay under macros four days

Week 5 stay under macros five days

Week 6 stay under macros six days

 

A: Met weekly goal, B: Went over 1 or 2 days, C: Went over 3 or 4 days

 

LIFE QUEST: Fill in Jiminy’s Journal. (+1 WIS)

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A KH journey isn’t complete without Jiminy’s Journal, and the completionist in me means that I have to fill it in completely. Leave nothing out, not even The Hundred Acre Wood (even though I’d like to throw that book into a vat of honey and forget it exists). So, what does this mean? Explore all the things! And by explore, I mean read since I’ve been woefully neglecting this favored pastime of mine.

 

CHALLENGE: Read one book in each of the following genres:
Adventure
Fairy Tales
Travel

 

Read one book with each of the overall themes:

Friendship
Sympathetic Villain
Searching for Someone/Something

 

CAVEAT: It cannot be something I have read in the last two years. If I read it over two years ago, it’s fair game.

 

A: All genres and themes met, B: Two genres and themes met or four books read, C: One genre and theme met or two books read

 

Point breakdown:

 

LEVEL 1:

STR : 2.67 (A=2.67, B=2, C=1.33)

DEX : .67 (A=.67, B=.33, C=.17)

STA : 2.67 (A=2.67, B=2)

CON : 2.67 (A=2.67, B=2, C=1.33)

WIS : .67 (A=.67, B=.33, C=.17)

CHA : .67 (A=.67, B=.33, C=.17)

 

LEVEL 2:

STR : 4 (A=4, B=3, C=2)

DEX : 1 (A=1, B=.5, C=.25)

STA : 4 (A=4, B=3)

CON : 4 (A=4, B=3, C=2)

WIS : 1 (A=1, B=.5, C=.25)

CHA : 1 (A=1, B=.5, C=.25)

 

REWARDS:

 

A overall: Winter running gear from RoadRunner Sports

B overall: Delicious, delicious steak

C overall: New, warm pajamas

 

MOTIVATION: To get my wife to stop making sad puppy eyes at me! To get down into a 10! To not die during my 10K!

 

Before pictures:

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Measurements:

Neck: 14.2

Chest: 40

Waist: 36

Hips: 45

Thigh: R: 27  L: 26.2

Calf: R: 17.2 L: 16.

Bicep: R: 12.2 L: 12.5

 

Weight: 188.6

Dress/pants size: 12

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K-k-keyblade, you say?!...

 

Embarassing KH-fangirl-confession - I was 90% close to cosplaying KH Seifer back in 2004.  I am not a scrawny blond boy by any stretch of imagination.  So instead I cosplayed KH Squall, complete with gunblade and all.... it was .... not very well crafted.  ._.

 

I love that your B grade reward is delicious steak.  Nom.

 

Great goals, good luck and kick some ass!!! :D

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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Ahahahahahaha ohai~

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

 

Awesome story and challenge!

 

Thanks! :)

 

K-k-keyblade, you say?!...

 

Embarassing KH-fangirl-confession - I was 90% close to cosplaying KH Seifer back in 2004.  I am not a scrawny blond boy by any stretch of imagination.  So instead I cosplayed KH Squall, complete with gunblade and all.... it was .... not very well crafted.  ._.

 

I love that your B grade reward is delicious steak.  Nom.

 

Great goals, good luck and kick some ass!!! :D

 

Keyblade masters unite, yo. I'm sure your Squall was way better than anything that I am capable of doing. ;_; One of my goals in life is to cosplay Aqua. I want to be a bamf keyblade master.

 

Steakkkkk. 

 

Thanks! You kick ass, too!

 

oh hai... I guess starsapart must be REALLY good at the sad puppy eyes ;). Really like your write up and subbed to cheer you on your quest.

 

Yup. It helps that we live together so I get to see it all the time. :) Thanks!

 

/stalks~

 

Ew. Creepy stalker go away. :*

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K-k-keyblade, you say?!...

 

Embarassing KH-fangirl-confession - I was 90% close to cosplaying KH Seifer back in 2004.  I am not a scrawny blond boy by any stretch of imagination.  So instead I cosplayed KH Squall, complete with gunblade and all.... it was .... not very well crafted.  ._.

 

I love that your B grade reward is delicious steak.  Nom.

 

Great goals, good luck and kick some ass!!! :D

 

Pics or it didn't happen.

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Pics or it didn't happen.

 

 

I'm 90% sure I have some at home.  It's bad.  My jacket was made of felt.  FELT.

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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oh...i....no...no words!! Welcome though! One day my other half will also give into the puppy dog eyes.  I live in hope!

 

You might notice that I've added tags onto your thread.  This is not to pigeonhole you into a specific guild, but rather to attract the attention of the guild ambassadors because of your lifestyle or a grouping of goals, so that they might be able to motivate, encourage and advise you of anything during your challenge with us.  You don't even need to wait for them, you're welcome to pop into the Scouts to say hi and introduce yourself and to see what they're about. Also you are more than welcome to drop me a line at any time if you need anything.

 

Good luck

AB xx

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"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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oh...i....no...no words!! Welcome though! One day my other half will also give into the puppy dog eyes.  I live in hope!

 

You might notice that I've added tags onto your thread.  This is not to pigeonhole you into a specific guild, but rather to attract the attention of the guild ambassadors because of your lifestyle or a grouping of goals, so that they might be able to motivate, encourage and advise you of anything during your challenge with us.  You don't even need to wait for them, you're welcome to pop into the Scouts to say hi and introduce yourself and to see what they're about. Also you are more than welcome to drop me a line at any time if you need anything.

 

Good luck

AB xx

 

Thanks! I've found pouting works, as does "baby baby baby baby baby do the challenge~." At least it did on me. ;) 

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Hrm. Don't do this, okay?

 

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Race: Alive | Class: Ranger | Level: 7 | STATS: Whoops~ (Yes, that's totally a stat! I checked, I swear!... >.>)

 

Understand that everyone needs time. Understand that everyone deserves patience. Understand that healing, and change take countless seconds, minutes and hours before real health of body and mind can be obtained at all.

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Omg kingdom hearts <3 my favorite video game everrr! Amazing choice for your first challenge :) Following for all the awesomeness that's bound to ensue!

PS welcome!

Sent by TARDIS delivery service. Apologies for typos caused by interactions with the time vortex.

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Love your reading goals!  That's a great idea, and I hope it fuels not only your creativity but gives you fun things to think about while you're running.  (Audiobooks maybe?)

 

Thanks! I'm really picky about audio books since so many of them are just read straight without care to theatricality. I read pretty fast, though - I can generally do a few books a week when I'm in a mood - and this will allow me to read books outside of my regular genres. :) I listen to music when I run since it helps me pace - run with the beat! 

 

Hrm. Don't do this, okay?

 

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Thanks. That's just what I needed. :|

 

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:love_heart:

 

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<3

 

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:P

 

Omg kingdom hearts <3 my favorite video game everrr! Amazing choice for your first challenge :) Following for all the awesomeness that's bound to ensue!

PS welcome!

 

Kingdom Hearts is so much fun and totally awesome! I figure I can't be any worse than Sora. Right? XD And thanks!

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