Katydid Posted November 5, 2014 Report Share Posted November 5, 2014 Hi all! So I dropped out of the last challenge pretty early after trying to change my entire diet at once and utterly failing like this: In the past few weeks I've been focusing on being more in tune with my body and paying attention to what I can improve and how difficult it is. I'm ready to give it another go! Main quest: Stay healthy and active while learning how to listen to my body and work with it, not against it, to take care of myself. So I really like rock-climbing. But lately I've developed some tendonitis in my elbows. So I'm working with my doctor to try to fix that, which sometimes involves taking breaks from climbing/strength training with my arms. This makes me sad and I haven't been doing anything to replace those workouts. I want to fix that and find something to cheer myself up while I'm not in top shape. I also want to renew focus on my diet, while moving slowly enough so that I don't crash and burn like last time. Quest 1: Do something deliberately active at least 3 days a week. If this is too easy I may increase it to 4 or 5 days. By "deliberately active" I mean an activity that I do specifically for exercise, as opposed to the walking and biking I do scattered throughout the day just to get around campus.Grading: 3 active sessions/week = A; 2 sessions = B; 1 or no sessions = C Quest 2: No more than 2 sugary drinks per week. Last challenge I tried to change too many aspects of my diet at once; I think this particular aspect is a good small place to start. Permitted alternatives to sugary drinks: water, nonfat milk or unsweetened plant-based milks, tea or coffee (with or without milk, but no sweetener), wine. The last is allowed as a least-evil alcoholic beverage. It does have sugar, but it's a lot better than the mixed drinks I make for myself otherwise I'm also allowing smoothies if they're replacing a snack as a way to add produce.Grading: 2 or fewer drinks/week = A; 3 or 4 drinks/week = B; 5 or more drinks = C Quest 3: Practice my splits at least 5 days a week. Achieving front splits was my New Year's Resolution this year. I've come a long way toward achieving it, but it's fallen off the priority list in the last few weeks, and there are only a couple of months left until the new year! My ultimate goal is to be able to sit in the splits (at least on my left side) without supporting my weight on my hands.Grading: Practice 5 or more days/week = A; 3 or 4 days = B; 2 or fewer days = C I'll be posting "before" pictures soon of where I am with the splits. Life quest: Christmas gifts! I am terrible at thinking of good gifts. It doesn't help that I have a boyfriend, four brothers and one genderfluid sibling - women are so much easier to buy for! >.< So my life quest this challenge is to decide on and buy or make Christmas gifts for: parents, 5 siblings, boyfriend, best friend, and a host gift for my boyfriend's family since I'm spending Christmas with them this year. That's ten gifts, so at a rate of two gifts per week I should be good.Grading: Achieve 9-10 gifts = A; 6-8 gifts = B; 5 or fewer gifts = C Let's go! (Yes this challenge will be full of Fruits Basket gifs...you're welcome) 4 Quote Level 3, Halfling AssassinSTR: 6 | DEX: 1 | STA: 5 | CON: 8 | WIS: 4 | CHA: 3 Current challenge | Battle log (not in use) | Epic Quest Previous challenges: 1 2 2.1 Link to comment
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