TyrantLizard Posted November 10, 2014 Report Share Posted November 10, 2014 I skipped last challenge and, to the great surprise of nobody, the lack of a concrete plan meant I had a stagnant couple of months. I've proven to myself yet again that I need structure and mindful focus on goals to progress (what can I say, I'm a true empiricist, and need to keep checking...) so I'm back here doing my first challenge as an assassin. My career has seasonal variance, and winter is our quiet time. That means I'll have plenty of time this challenge to dedicate to myself and my epic plans. Main Quest: A happy and active mind in a healthy and active body. A life full of joy. Experiences that push me to constantly improve and make life better for the people around me. Mission 1: Eat better. No, but seriously.I'm an assistant manager at an organic vegetable farm. We grow more than 50 different types of produce, so you might think I'd have a really healthy diet. Most farmers I know eat like crap, however. A 65 hour work week doing physically demanding tasks leaves you so exhausted that cooking is the last thing you want to do when you get home. After a 13-hour day on the farm it's easy to convince yourself that a cheeseburger and a pint of ice cream are a great idea. I don't gain weight in the summer because of my insane levels of activity, but it's still not good for me, and if I don't get my shit together in the winter it's going to mean bad things in dinotown. HOW: Track my food and stick to my eating goals (I have targets for fruit/veggie intake, limiting sugar, and cooking at home).A: 37 days or more tracked with goals metB: 33 days or more tracked with goals metC: 30 days or more tracked with goals metD: Bad dinosaur! You get to repeat this mission next challenge. Mission 2: Climb things and stay activeIn the winter I need to make exercise a priority because I don't have the luxury of getting it automatically at work. I want to make sure to get active in some way every day. On top of that, I've been climbing for a couple of months now and really love it, and want to dedicate more time to improving this winter. HOW: Climb and do bodyweight workouts regularly. Do something active every day.A: 37 days or more with some significant daily activity. Climbing 1-2 times per week.B: 33 days or more with some significant daily activity. Climbing just once per week.C: 30 days or more with some significant daily activity. Missed climbing one week, but no more than one week.D: How embarrassing. What, too much free time was too overwhelming? Mission 3: Relearn to play the clarinetOnce upon a time, I played the clarinet. For nine years. I was actually fairly good, and then toward the end of undergrad I stopped playing and sold my clarinet. For years I've wanted to get back to it, and recently I decided that wishes and intentions weren't going to get me very far, and I did some research and found a place to rent a clarinet. I want making music to be part of my life again, and that means relearning everything I've forgotten and practicing regularly. And yes, I know this is technically not a health/fitness goal, but 33 years of field research has taught me that when I'm happy and balanced in general, I make much better decisions about my activity and eating. I'm going to consider the benefits of creativity and music as an investment in my overall wellbeing.A: 37 days or more with 15 minutes of practice or moreB: 33 days or more with 15 minutes of practice or moreC: 30 days or more with 15 minutes of practice or moreD: Really? You're paying for this rental, you know. Life Quest: Learn some Dutch and Icelandic!I'm going on vacation in January: Iceland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. I already have a decent level in French, but I want to learn a bit of Dutch and Icelandic before I go. I'd like to get through the beginner's courses before we leave. 2 Quote Level 2 Dwarf Assassin | STR 3 DEX 2 STA 2 CON 2 WIS 3 CHA 2Current Challenge: Climb More, Eat Better, Make MusicMy Battle Log: Lift Climb Run Farm Link to comment
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