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THE QUEST: Into Every Generation, A Slayer is Born

To see this challenge through to completion for the first time in three challenges. That's a quest, right? Cause that's my quest.

 

GOAL: I'm Not Done Baking Yet.

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I need to not be so hard on myself. I need to treat this challenge like a fitness journal. I need to not pull away when things get hard. I need to figure me out so that I quit getting in my own way. I need to turn from cookie dough into cookies.

 

GOAL: It Must Be Really Hard When All Your Friends Have, Like, Superpowers.

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I work a desk job. I also have hobbies that require me to sit a lot (hey, if anyone knows how to jog and knit, let me know!). This means my hips are ALWAYS super tight. My hamstrings hate me. My shoulders aren’t big fans of my hours are a desk, either. I NEED to work on my flexibility in these areas to not only improve my range of motion in programs like Les Mills COMBAT, but to attack and undo the damage of 10 years in a desk job. It’s been said that people age most gracefully when they workout and are flexible. I need that. I need to work on my super powers.

 

 

 

GOAL: I Mock You With My Monkey Pants

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I have completed two Beachbody programs and I have many more in my library. I may never do them to completion, but I have them for when I am in the mood for something different. After completing two programs, I still have my “trouble areasâ€. My hips and lower abs are SO stubborn! I am taking on Brazil Butt Lift to work on those areas for 30 days with a group of ladies who all want the same thing.

 

Then... I will mock you all with my sexy monkey pants.

 

 

LIFE SIDE QUEST: The Dance of Capitalist Superiority.

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Pay off my credit card debt by the end of this challenge. This one may seem pretty darn obvious when it comes to the WHY part, but I’ll still explain. I tend to have somewhere between $400-700 on my credit card and I just chip away at it. In the meantime, something comes up and I am between paychecks, so I just slap it on my card, undoing the payment I just made. My goal this year is to pay it off, then start seriously saving money. If I didn’t have to pay my credit card bill every month, our family savings account would be in MUCH better shape. And I’ll just say it. I want to start a family. Not today. Not tomorrow. But sometime in the next year, I’d like to seriously consider it, and the idea of having a non-furnished savings account going into that just freaks me out and keeps me from even considering it. I want to be able to take care of the things in our home that need fixing. I want to be able to start a family. I can’t do that if I keep living outside my means.

 

Now the HOW. This is the toughy. I have some personal savings I have set aside. My “fun money†for trips and other things. I am going to have to give that up and put it toward this debt if I want to seriously tackle this goal. I will use all my “extra†money from January to March to pay off the debt until it is gone. Then I’m done. I’m done with interest, payments, and not being able to save

 

 

HEALTH SIDE QUEST: Out. For. A. Walk... Bitch.

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Cold weather running, here I come. I want to log 24 miles of running in this challenge. That's pretty light, considering it's just four miles a week. That's two runs a week.  I bought the ColdGear. I have the equipment... And even if it's a slow shamble, I'm going to do it. I have a goal of 5 races this year and one is in March. Time to get training... since I haven't run since September.

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TL;DR Version:

 

Get more flexible. Run 24 miles. Finish Brazil Butt Lift. Go Easy on Myself. Pay off my Credit Card.

 

4 Weeks of Brazil Butt Lift

 

18%
18%

 

Pay Off Credit Card ($975) - Balance = $0

 

100%
100%

 

Run 24 Miles

 

1.07%
1.07%

 

 

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Omg, as soon as I saw that title...

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Love the theme, love that flexy challenge especially (from a fellow desk gal, I never thought hip flexors could be so tight!!).. subbing for slayage goodness!! :D

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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So in!!  Super mega love the theme!

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“It’s the sensible, logical thing to do, of course, which is why we don’t do it.” -Tanis, Dragons of Autumn Twilight

"Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it." - Raistlin - Dragons of Autumn Twilight

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I may have squee'd at the title of this challenge - and to see that you're back back. :) 

 

Let's kick all the ass in 2015. 

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Level 71 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | ||

Ranger: || 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 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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Awesome Theme! 

 

I hate being a Desk Jocky but it pays the bills! Rock it out!

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Dwarven Ranger 2

Str. 2 Dex. 1 Con. 3 End. 3 Wis. 1 Cha. 1

 

Stronglifts 5x5

Squat (% of 270)

30%
30%

Deadlift (% of 360)

32%
32%

Overhead Press (% of 120)

50%
50%

Bench Press (% of 200)

32.5%
32.5%

Barbell Row (% of 180)

47%
47%
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Subbed!  Looks like a great challenge!  I've sadly found the desk jockey hip issues as well.  Looking forward to seeing how this one goes.  

 

Also, I've never seen Buffy.  Please don't kill me! 

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"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds

 

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Also, I Agree With Tank™

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I won't kill you, Oramac! I'll just strongly suggest you watch Buffy to it's completion XD And then... read the comics as they have now gone into season 10 and I'm just that big of a nerd.

 

If I find a good hips routine, I will post it here for sure! I know far too many of us have hip issues with flexibility.

 

A sub goal is also not to fall back into drinking too much. I just have too many bombers in my beer cellar right now... and they all look so tasty...

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I remember this yoga flow being pretty good - and hard. That site also has a bunch of great - and free - routines for other areas of the body. 

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Level 71 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | ||

Ranger: || 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 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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I won't kill you, Oramac! I'll just strongly suggest you watch Buffy to it's completion XD And then... read the comics as they have now gone into season 10 and I'm just that big of a nerd.

 

If I find a good hips routine, I will post it here for sure! I know far too many of us have hip issues with flexibility.

 

Cheechoe actually made a really good hip flexibility routine that for the life of me I can't find now.  I'll keep looking.  

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"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds

 

Current Challenge

 

Also, I Agree With Tank™

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A sub goal is also not to fall back into drinking too much. I just have too many bombers in my beer cellar right now... and they all look so tasty...

 

This this this.  THIS.  Drinking less is actually integrated into my current challenge!  UGH!  So tasty...

 

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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That is quite possibly the worst pour I've ever seen.  And I spent a lot of time at keg parties too.  

BEER GOOD (as Buffy says in that moment. After drinking tainted beer and reverting to a caveman-like state. Because that episode is AWESOME.

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All right, that's it. I'm watching Buffy now. 

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STR 0 | DEX 0 | CON | STA 0 | WIS 0 |CHA 0 

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The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. - Arthur C Clarke

 

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Oh boy. This is a slippery slope. Time to make a buffy (season 1) workout bingo list.

Crop top: crunches

Zander makes bad decisions because of hormones: sumo squat and punches

Cordelia says something bitchy: cheerleader star jumps

Fight scene: plank for the duration

Band plays at the Bronze: energetic dance party!

Angel appearance: lunges for sexiness

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Level 1 Dwarven Ranger

STR 0 | DEX 0 | CON | STA 0 | WIS 0 |CHA 0 

Battlelog | NF Character Sheet Template 2.0 (stats system) | NF Character Sheet Template v3.0 (XP system)

 (File > Make a Copy), enter your own details, track everything in one place. Please PM me if you have any questions or ideas. 

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. - Arthur C Clarke

 

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Calllllllllhoun. Tomorrow would likely be the best day for a cold weather run if you're up for it? =)

 

If my stomach starts feeling better, maaaaybe. I am still waiting for my YakTrax :/

 

Oh boy. This is a slippery slope. Time to make a buffy (season 1) workout bingo list.

Crop top: crunches

Zander makes bad decisions because of hormones: sumo squat and punches

Cordelia says something bitchy: cheerleader star jumps

Fight scene: plank for the duration

Band plays at the Bronze: energetic dance party!

Angel appearance: lunges for sexiness

 

Oh man...we could totally make a great workout for this. That would make my hours of binge watching it again a lot healtheir :D

 

Giles takes of his glasses - 15 jumping jacks

Willow self deprecates - 1 minute wall squat

Spike uses English slang - 30 high knees...

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I got paid early, so I went ahead and started my CC pay off challenge two days early. Almost a quarter of the way there...

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Level 24 Frost Archer ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ

Current Challenge: therealkat :: a witty challenge title appears!

MyFitnessPal || Strava || Endomondo || SmashRun || Twitch

I Instagram. I tweet. I cosplay. And I'm on Facebook

 


 

 

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Woot for good choices before the Challenge!! 

 

I figured if I didn't, I'd find a away to start spending it and then think "well... next paycheck I'll pay some off..."

 

Hello, day one. Motivation is always so high on day one. I am strongly considering a Zumba class tonight, even though I can't dance to save my life. If I don't go to Zumba, I'll probably do MOSSA Fight or Pump and Burn plus some abs.

I say that. But right now I am just super tired and I just want to go back to bed.

 

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Level 24 Frost Archer ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ

Current Challenge: therealkat :: a witty challenge title appears!

MyFitnessPal || Strava || Endomondo || SmashRun || Twitch

I Instagram. I tweet. I cosplay. And I'm on Facebook

 


 

 

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