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In this challenge I will be asking the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, namely, "How many days does it take to turn the post-project me into a pre-christmas superhero?" 
 
So the themed challenge goals would be:
 
Oh No, Not Again!
Maintain good, regular habits - cycle to work, get to circuits at least 4 weeks out of the six, lift weights at least once a week and run and row at least once a week. Ideally, run more than once. The aims are to build my stamina back up and build strength and just be in a good weekly routine
 
Avoid Pan-Galactic Gargle-Blasters
Unlike some people, I've only got one head, so don't wreck it with boozes. Likewise, I will meet the meat and say good bye to the cakes. The aim here is to get my weight back down. 
 
The Knack Lies in Learning how to Throw Yourself at the Ground and Miss

Handstands! I haven't done handstands in a while and it's not really the weather for rolling around on the grass, but sod it, I feel like having another go!
 
Well, that about wraps it up for God
I don't own a babelfish so I will be doing Portuguese instead. Complete the Michel Thomas series, finish the book I'm reading, do one chapter of Lathrop and Dias and get ready for the Post-Christmas visit from the in-laws.
 
And Above all
DON'T PANIC!
 
 

Criteria for success:
Stick to habits: 2 STA, 2 STR
Can do one pull-up again 2 STR
No Booze 1 CON
Lose 8 lb 1 CON 2 CHA
Portuguese as described 2 WIS 1 CHA

Full free-standing handstand for 3 sec - 2 DEX
Panic: -100 everything

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By the way, fans of Flyer19, she has decided not to do a challenge this time. She likes having challenges to work on but doesn't like writing about them, which is fair enough. I am impressed she lasted as long as she did, really; I wouldn't have at that age! Anyway, she is going to hang around and maybe get involved in some side-challenges, but that's about it.

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Um...is there some movie/book reference I am missing? Because I am not sure you are speaking English any more.

Either way, I am looking forward to seeing you get back on your feet/hands for the holidays. Go get it!

Life before Death

Strength before Weakness

Journey before Destination

 
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Um...is there some movie/book reference I am missing? Because I am not sure you are speaking English any more.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? Stop what you are doing immediately and go and correct this gap in your education! I'll wait.

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STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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BTW, looking at the att points listed in my sig,: they're utterly absurd. To read them you'd think I was batman, not a still-slightly-pudgy fortysomething nerd. Ah well, I guess I'd better start living up to my own hype!

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Stay away from the room with the fairy cake. That's a dangerous one.

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"I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain."
-Litany Against Fear

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Oh, another headstand goaler!  I have been working on them this pre-challenge week, and I went from having difficulty to getting upright to about the same place I left off around a year or so ago.  Though this time around I spend about 3 solid minutes getting in and out of them and do a couple more throughout the day quickly.

 

Looks like a solid challenge.  I read the first hitchhiker's but remember very little of it until I watched the movie.  For some reason it didn't really stick.

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Day - 2

Excellent short run, be rows, Assassin Scavenger Hunt

Day - 1

Snotty cold. Stayed in, read The Power of Habit and The Beauty and the Sorrow, hung out with Flyer and recharged.

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STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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Oh, Hitchhiker, I should have known. I've never read it, but I should. I saw the movie, but that's really not the same. It never is.

So true! I like the TV series best, but even that us sacrilege to a purist. The film had lots of callbacks to it though.

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Love Hitchhiker! I need to reread that book like burning. Also love your goals, too! Best of luck to you!

Thanks, holey one.

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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Stay away from the room with the fairy cake. That's a dangerous one.

Excellently specific geekiness, Mr!

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Watch out for the depressed robot!

Nice goals, man. Now enjoy your movements in life!

Tell Flyer19 that she rocks whatever she does, writing about them or not.

Cheers

She is happy to read this. And yes, she is awesome in every way!

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a pena Se a alma não é pequena.

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Oh, another headstand goaler! I have been working on them this pre-challenge week, and I went from having difficulty to getting upright to about the same place I left off around a year or so ago. Though this time around I spend about 3 solid minutes getting in and out of them and do a couple more throughout the day quickly.

Looks like a solid challenge. I read the first hitchhiker's but remember very little of it until I watched the movie. For some reason it didn't really stick.

Handstands are so great. I am getting g up ok but can't really hold in one place very well. I should probably use a wall more, but the thing that freaks me out is that tipping beyond 90 degrees, and even going to 95 to rest against a wall feels vertiginous so I keep trying to just get up and hold it there with wrists and willpower. As with everything, I feel like it would be simpler if my weight was down a bit. Not that I'm huge, but a few pounds less in the belly would make a difference, I think.

Anyway, let's see how we get on. Hopefully we'll both be experts by Christmas.

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Good luck with your challenge, Sir 18ck!

Thanks ma'am!

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

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Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a pena Se a alma não é pequena.

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hung out with Flyer and recharged.

"recharged" is a word that, in this context, means "played Disney infinity in my dressing gown"

Level 20 Ferret Demon Scout

STR 43 | DEX 21 | STA 49 | CON 30 | WIS 45 | CHA 21

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

Instagram | Wordpress | Twitter | Linkedin | Goodreads | Facebook: *spits* I despise facebook!

Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a pena Se a alma não é pequena.

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Handstands are so great. I am getting g up ok but can't really hold in one place very well. I should probably use a wall more, but the thing that freaks me out is that tipping beyond 90 degrees, and even going to 95 to rest against a wall feels vertiginous so I keep trying to just get up and hold it there with wrists and willpower. As with everything, I feel like it would be simpler if my weight was down a bit. Not that I'm huge, but a few pounds less in the belly would make a difference, I think.

Anyway, let's see how we get on. Hopefully we'll both be experts by Christmas.

 

I got concerned about relying on the wall too much.  Usually I use the wall with my back to wall, but I switch it up sometimes with stomach to wall (I have to walk on my hands to get more vertical to around 80 degrees, which seems like some good strengthening too).

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In this challenge I will be asking the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, namely, "How many days does it take to turn the post-project me into a pre-christmas superhero?" 

 

Wow. 6 weeks x 7 days = spooky!  ^_^ 

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