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Sup guys.

 

I'm DubiousChi and I'm giving it my all for this time my (first) six week challenge.

 

Last time I wasn't prepared.

I didn't have a solid goal,

I didn't approach working out right,

I didn't have accoutabilibuddies with me.

Plus I was trying to juggle this with full time courses. 

 

But this time I'm prepared. 

I'm making smarter goals 

I'm going to start with beginner workouts till I find my perfect workout plan

I'm staying up-to-date with my friends that I see everyday on campus (I'l post a link later to our group)

 

Main Goal

6 week: Lose at least 10 lbs

long term goal: Lose 50 lbs

 

Goal 1: Workout (+2 Str | +2 Dex)

I will workout for 1 hour on Dance Central 2 on medium mode at least 3 times a week.

By the end of the 6 weeks I want to do 1 hour on hard mode.

I sweat like crazy after half an hour on medium and its sometime that is engaging and gets me pumped. 

(If I can't use the xbox then I'll substitute it with zumba or tae bo)

I've tried the beginner workouts that others have recommended but I just can't get into the routines and was always to sore to exercise even after a rest day. 

 

Grading (times per week):

A = 3 times per wk

B = 2 times per wk

C = 1 times per wk

D = 0 days per wk

 

Goal 2: Track (+1 Wis)

I will to write down my calorie intake every single day to better stay accountable for what I eat.

I've been using the iphone's healthkit app since the update but I'm trying to get out of the bad habit of forgetting to input food for the day.

 

Grading (times per week):

A = 7 days per wk

B = 6 days per wk

C = 5 days per wk

D = 4 days per wk

F = 3 days per wk

 

Goal 3: Sleep (+2 Con)

I will get 8 hours of sleep every night.

Since the health kit app I notice that I get under 7 hours of sleep, but I want to get into a proper sleep schedule and routine.

Grading (times per week):

A = 8 hrs

B = 7 hrs

C = 6 hrs

D = 5 hrs

F = 4 hrs

 

Life Goal: Study (+1Wis)

I will study at least 2 hours everyday for my classes.

Finals will be happening towards the end of this challenge and I do not want to fall behind because of not studying enough.

 

Grading (hours per week): 

A 14 hrs per wk

12 hrs per wk  

10 hrs per wk

D  8 hrs per wk

F  6 hrs per wk

 

Diet/ Fitness: Water

I will drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Staying hydrated is good and 8 glasses is not the standard for everyone but I want to make sure I'm drinking enough especially after a hard workout.

 

Grading:

A = 8 glasses

B = 7 glasses 

C = 6 glasses

D = 5 glasses

F = 4 glasses

 

Overall Grading:

Motivation:

I'd love to fit into the clothes I have plus feeling healthier and having more energy wouldn't hurt.

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Your goals are very well planned. 

Regarding the beginner's strength workout, don't lost heart. It can be difficult to begin if you're not used to it. Same happened with me. Try starting small. Take two or more rest days if necessary. The most important thing to do is to get your body adjusted with the flow.

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Ooh, that dance workout sounds fun. The BBWW workout can really knock you down at first, but like Reverberance said, you've just got to let your body get used to it. That said, if you really hate it and just want to focus on cardio, then by all means, whatever gets you moving and active.

I hadn't even though of using the healthkit app for tracking stuff! I kind of forgot it existed, I'll have to try that too.

Good luck on your challenge!

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the pain is called DOMS and as you will experience them the first few times you try a new exercise (and if you go back to an exercise after a long while).

 

You might notice that someone has 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 Assassins 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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Hi DubiousChi!


 


I'm starsapart, one of the Ambassadors for the Assassins Guild. It looks like you have some goals and activities in common with a number of our members, and we'd love to help you reach and exceed your goals - and amaze yourself if you so desire!  We're always here to talk dance with you - and more!  I love Dance Central - it's loads of fun.  Have you tried any of the Zumba fitness games?  They're seriously challenging compared to DC2!  I have to agree with Blaidd though - DOMS is terrible the first few times you do something strength-based, but then improves.  Still, there are many ways to strength train outside of the BBWW!


 


If you think you might be interested in what our guild has to offer, here's a link to the Assassins' Guild Info & Announcements thread. You can also feel free to pop into the Assassins' Den guild chat thread and get in on the fun.  Everyone's friendly and glad to answer questions - or spam your inbox with gifs, either or, really.  You can also stop by the Assassin Initiates thread to meet other level 1 rebels who may share your interests.  The Assassin Phonebook is another great resource where you can find guild members whose interests might match your own.  Feel free to message or follow these people for assistance and inspiration!


 


If you ever have any questions or need help, myself and my colleagues are here for you, and I'd love to chat with you anytime!  Feel free to visit my challenge thread or send me a note via the PM system.


 


My fellow Ambassadors and I will be checking in on you as the challenge goes on, but it looks like you're ready and eager to go.  So get out there and assassinate kill those goals!      :ph34r: 


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Thanks for the heads up (I'll just copy and paste from my recent battle log then)

 

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Half way into the second week of my six week challenge and going strong. (kinda)
 
I switched up my workout routine from xbox game1 to xbox game2. That is, from Dance Central 2 to Zumba Fitness Core. Now I work up twice the sweat I use to in half the time. Plus the exercises are focused on the core. Yay, one step closer to a flat tummy! I did zumba for a little more than an hour, (not all at once), and my muscles feel sore already. Fingers crosses I don't have some serious DOMS tomorrow. 
 
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I noticed a few cool features on the zumba game. There's this cool community where daily, weekly, monthly, and overall stats in scores, hours played, and calories are shown. I took a peak at the most calories burned. The highest score was about 178,000 calories. That's about the calories someone would burn walking to mordor or at least from Hobbiton to Mount Doom(if you were about a 160 lb person walking a mile per 15 minutes on a treadmill even plain.)
 

 

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This gives me a great idea. Why walk to mordor when you can dance? I'm adding an extra bar on my signature to mark my journey of dancing. It might look something like this:

In total that's 177900 calories. Although it sounds challenging I'm not putting a time limit on it so its doable. 


 
It's a little delayed, but I'm posting the weekly scores for my current six week challenge.
 
Week 1 Results
workout = A
track = B
sleep = B
water = B
study = F
total = C
 
So I completely failed in studying. I'd love to say idk why. Its a big problem for me right now. I sit down to study but whenever I get into it, it almost feels painful (literally) to continue. I've been studying for a few minutes everyday, but its later in the evening. But now that I'm into the second week I'm changing my routine a little so I can try studying in the morning and getting most of it out of the way. I might try to get extra study time in on workout days and do one or two zumba songs (10 min) then read for 15-20 minutes.

 

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I woke up today to multiple emails from my professors for reminders on various homeworks, quizzes, projects, and exams due this month. It's feel overwhelming to have so much to study for, but this is just another challenge that has to be beaten. I'm putting this as a sub goal in the study section for my six week challenge and give (+2 wis) once complete. 

 

  • (11/20)
    • SOC 1013 - quiz 9 - ch 8/9 
  • (11/21)
    • ACC 2013 - ch 9 notes 
    • ACC 2013 - ch 9 learnsmart 
    • ACC 2013 - ch 9 hw practice
    • ACC 2013 - ch 10 notes 
    • ACC 2013 - ch 10 learnsmart
    • ACC 2013 - ch 10 homework 
    • ACC 2013 - ch 10 hw practice 
    • ACC 2013 - ch 11 notes 
    • ACC 2013 - ch 11 learnsmart
  • (11/22)
    • ACC 2013 - bootcamp 
  • (11/23)
    • ACC 2013 - ch 11 hw practice 
  • (11/24)
    • ACC 2013 - project 3 
  • (11/25)
    • ACC 2013 - EXAM
    • SOC 2013 - ch 10 notes 
    • SOC 2013 - ch 11 notes 
    • SOC 2013 - ch 12 notes 
    • SOC 2013 - ch 13 notes 
    • SOC 2013 - exam review
    • SOC 2013 - exam 
  • (12/04)
    • SOC 2013 - assignment 3 
    • SOC 1013 - assignment 3 QLP 
  • (12/07)
    • ACC 2013 - ch 12 homework 
  • (12/10)
    • IS 1403 - quiz 1 
    • IS 1403 - quiz 2 
    • IS 1403 - quiz 3 
    • IS 1403 - quiz 4 
    • IS 1403 - exam 
  • (12/30)
  • SOC 1013 - ch 8 hw 

  • SOC 1013 - ch 9 hw 

  • (12/31)
  • SOC 1013 - ch 4 hw 

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Week 2 finally coming to a close. I'm still hanging on, but not doing so hot on my goals.

I haven't exercised much this week since I've had to take care of my grandparents and take on more studying too.

I have also been slacking in the studying area because of online quizzes and exams. Plus the due date for those are late which means less sleep (and I can't sleep in with my schedule.) At least I'm staying hydrated. 

 

On the bright side I'm closer to my main goal. 

Start weight: 197.4

Current weight: 195

 

Week 2 Results
workout = D
track = F
sleep = C
water = B
study = F
total = C

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I love Zumba Fitness Core!  Definitely much more of a workout than Dance Central.

 

You can still get it done!  Just regroup and get going on the next week!

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The Thnaksgiving holidays really took its toll. Since the family was in town I couldn't do my zumba fitness on the xbox plus running around with everyone and eating out everywhere made it difficult to track my calorie intake. Half of the week spent on thanksgiving break, so I didn't do much studying.  At least I'm still sleeping and staying hydrated. 

 

I'm definitely grouping for this week. Since  the break is over and finals are almost here

workout.  I'm going to switch this week routine to either zumba or tae bo videos on my laptop or two or three rounds of 7 minutes in hell

study. I'll be spending more time at school preparing for finals so I will definitely finish my weekly quota for studying.

track. I'm bringing a lunchbox to school so I can better measure what I have fun snacks and lunch. and its cheaper too.

water. I always stay hydrated

sleep. I will get most of the studying done during the earlier part of the day so I don't stay up late and I can get into a better sleep routine. 

 

Week 3 Results:

Workout: F

Track: F

Water: B

Sleep: B

Study: C

Total: F

 

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Oh yea.  Thanksgiving was rough and expanded into multiple days at our house because our guests arrived on Friday, and we had two Thanksgivings as a result.

 

But you know, you can just get right back on the wagon!  Hope studying is going well!!!

 

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Oh yea.  Thanksgiving was rough and expanded into multiple days at our house because our guests arrived on Friday, and we had two Thanksgivings as a result.

 

But you know, you can just get right back on the wagon!  Hope studying is going well!!!

 

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The holidays can be like that with my family too. Usually a birthday is celebrated for about a week or two. Since the first day is with the immediate family, then certain groups of the extended family, then friends. There's way too much cake that comes with that. Christmas is the same. 

 

Thanks for the support!

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idk what happened but I did fantastic this week! Guess it was the respawn. I restarted with a better battle plan and stuck to it. Especially with the study plan. I literally had to lock myself up in the library.

 

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week 4 results

workout = A

track = A

water = C

sleep = B

study = A

total = B

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3 As! YESS!! Now get that water and sleep up for next week and you will be on fire!

 

Yaaass!!! Thanks for the support!!!

Can't wait to finish and pwn this challenge.

 

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How did this week go?

 

This week went amazing! (somehow)

At first I thought I did bad, but looking at the numbers I aced all my goals. 

I workout monday, tuesday, and wednesday (which I know you're not suppose to do) but I couldn't help myself.

I'm a bit scramble brained from dealing with finals and I'm not done till Monday.

If I keep up (and pace myself) with the studying over the weekend, get enough sleep, and stay attached to my water canteen my results will look like this.

 

week 5 results

workout = A

tracking = A

water = A

sleep = A

study = A

TOTAL = A

 

and not like this...

 

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Sorry for posting late. Right after my post on Friday a family emergency happened. It was very hectic and cut into my study time for finals which cut into my sleep time, and in running around dealing with the issue I forgot to track my food intake. So here's my real results for this week. 

 

5 week results:

workout = A

track = F

water = A

sleep = C

study = A

TOTAL = B

 

So I ended up more like this:

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but in the end of this challenge I hope to be more like:

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Sorry for posting late. Right after my post on Friday a family emergency happened. It was very hectic and cut into my study time for finals which cut into my sleep time, and in running around dealing with the issue I forgot to track my food intake. So here's my real results for this week. 

 

5 week results:

workout = A

track = F

water = A

sleep = C

study = A

TOTAL = B

 

So I ended up more like this:

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but in the end of this challenge I hope to be more like:

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You can do it!  Finish strong!  It's almost graduation time!

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6 week results:

workout = A

track = B

water = A

sleep = A

study = A

TOTAL = B

 

6 WEEK CHALLENGE RESULTS

workout = D

track = C

water = B

sleep = B

study = B

 

TOTAL = D

 

beginning weight: 197.4

ending weight: 194.4

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