lucky fire dragon Posted November 9, 2014 Report Share Posted November 9, 2014 Hi awesome rebels! I am a newbie here, have enjoyed browsing through a lot of the blog posts, loving the various brilliantly creative workouts and finally discovered the forum, right on time for the next 6 week challenge, so I thought, I'll join right in, yay! I am pole dancing since well over a year now - that one came as quite a surprise to me, but it turned out I absolutely love it and am literally hooked now - and I discovered this finally motivated me to start working out regularly to have the necessary strength. Even as a kid I was always mesmerized by acrobats and athletes in dancing (like ice skating dancers, or people on the trapeze in the circus) and marveled how great it must feel to have such strength and body control, to be flying through the air like that and be so graceful... well I am still marveling, and surprisingly found it is actually possible to learn, even for a slow learner like me. I'm bright on many things, but sports take a while with me. So this might explain my goals for this 6 week challenge, here we go: Main Goal: Build more strength (especially upper body) and body control measurable goals to that:- do a headstand without aid or wall- do 3 proper pull-ups without aid- hold an inversion on pole without hands Edit for S.M.A.R.T: I do think that is totally reasonable and doable, yes as Current status on each goal:- I can do a headstand against the pole- I can nearly (aaaaaaaaargh) do one pull-up at the moment - I can let go of one hand during the inversion, but not yet both So, I would like to do this - with the arms like that, just upside down: pretty basic I know, but for me it will be a Grand moment and I believe in celebrating all of those Quests:- do Angry Bird Workout 3x a week- train pole 3x a week (twice at home, once at class)- do yoga on break days (even if it's just 15 minutes) Grade for each quest: A = 17 to 18 workouts, B = 13 -16 workouts, C = 10 to 12 workouts, D = 7 to 9 workouts, E = 5 to 6 workouts, F = 4 workouts or less Edit for S.M.A.R.T:- the Angry Bird workout is such a no-brainer, even with warm-up and cool down it doesn't take long, yet trains especially my weaker parts (i.e. arm strength, upper body), so nooooooo excuses here - I did now always train at least once a week on the pole at home and once at class, so fitting in that third time is possible and I KNOW it will make a huge difference in my progress - which is my ultimate motivation, more fun - I used to do some yoga every day and got slacking now, this is meant to get me back into it without taking too much away from my pole training Life quest:- finish translation project (57 pages to go) Grade: A = 50 - 57 pages, B = 40+ pages, C = 30+ pages, D = 20+ pages, E = 10+ pages, F = less than 10 pages Edit for S.M.A.R.T:doing two pages a day should fit in my schedule, if I take the discipline for it and once I am into it, I love it, so usually do more. Which helps buffer days, where I for some reason can't after all. Also this is really just my own goal here, I don't have any official deadline by which I must be done. No stress if I do fall sick or anything. Motivation:have great fun at Level 2 pole training starting in January,enjoy the magic feeling of "flying" and being able to do stuff, I never thought I could being able to share the awesome book I'm translating with those waiting for it already Exciting stuff! 1 Quote Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin battle log: counting the good things current challenge: something, nothing, all the things previous challenges: 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too Link to comment
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