Jump to content

miss america: mysterious interdimensional superhero


miss america

Recommended Posts

Hello Monks! I recently completed my first challenge here on NF and decided to come join you all for this next one. Although I don't currently have background in ANY fighting style, that's what I'm working towards and I figured this was the best place for that! I'm still kind of a Baby Monk, but I am hoping to grow.

 

My first challenge was focused on establishing good habits and proving to myself that I was capable of doing great things. I did pretty well (for my stated goals), but for this one, I'm increasing the difficulty and getting more specialized. Some of my missions are still Adventurer-esque so hopefully that's okay :)

 

Main Quest: Cultivate a healthy level of self-confidence and appreciation! (aka Learn to love reflective surfaces.)

--To me right now, this means getting fitter, getting stronger, and dropping extra weight.

 

Mission 1: Track food in MFP every day AND stay within calorie goals for majority of days +4 CON

--Food tracking >90% and calorie goal met >60% = A

--Food tracking >80% and calorie goal met >50% = B

--Food tracking >70% and calorie goal met >40% = C

(will receive the lower grade if goal percentages are split)

 

Mission 2: Complete modified BBWW/ABWW circuit three days per week +3 STR, +1 STA

--18 bodyweight workouts = A

--14 bodyweight workouts = B

--10 bodyweight workouts = C

 

Mission 3: Complete boxing style cardio workout at home twice a week +3 DEX, +1 STA

--12 boxing workouts = A

--9 boxing workouts = B

--6 boxing workouts = C

 

Life Mission: Practice an act of self-care everyday. +1 WIS, +2 CHA

--I will be keeping track of these for my updates, but I don't think I will give it an actual grade—I don't want to get stressed out trying to complete it when it's supposed to be a positive, relaxing endeavor! I am coming up with a list of these now, but they are mostly small things to do/gifts to myself.

 

**Final assignment: Research and select a boxing or martial arts gym in my area so I can take classes for the NEXT 6WC!**

 

Rewards:

All A's: Roots of Fight shirt

A's and B's: Bento box set

All B's: new sparkle nail polish

 

Looking forward to starting this new challenge, and reading everybody else's!

  • Like 7

level 4 medusa monk


STR 6 | STA 5 | DEX 5 | CON 6 | WIS 6 | CHA 4


challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (current)


myfitnesspal | fitbit | habitrpg


sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc

Link to comment

Awesome goals and grading system!  Good luck!

  • Like 1

Race: Were-Jaguar | Class: CodeMONKey

Level: 18 | STR: 46  | DEX: 41  | STA: 35  | CON: 51  | WIS: 57 | CHA: 47

Spoiler

 

---

Challenges: CURRENT

18TH | 17TH | 16TH 15TH 14TH | 13TH | 12.5TH | 12TH | 11TH |

 10TH | 9TH | 8TH 7TH | 6TH | 5TH | 4TH | 3RD | 2ND | 1ST

Accountbilbuddies: Artists unite for March/April 2017!

---

"Everyone's the same height when you punch them hard enough"

---

 

NF Character Profile | BATTLE LOG | Tumblr | DeviantArt | Warhammer 40k Shenanigans

Link to comment

You have actual rewards in your challenge! How exotic! :D We could probably stand to learn a thing or two from you here.

 

It was all the rage in my Level 1 class! Not gonna argue with a little extra carrot to keep me motivated :)

 

9DRYtCX.gif

  • Like 2

level 4 medusa monk


STR 6 | STA 5 | DEX 5 | CON 6 | WIS 6 | CHA 4


challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (current)


myfitnesspal | fitbit | habitrpg


sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc

Link to comment

Love your challenge!! Great goals and awesome rewards too :D

I like the daily act of self-care in particular. I had a similar idea of a Daily Thing I Love in my previous challenge, but an act of self-care is much better!

I'm subbed! :)

  • Like 1

Dancing Sylph - Level 9 Monk/Druid

Former Captain of the Nerdians of the Fitalaxy

Current Challenge

"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle" - We came forth, and once more saw the stars, Dante

Link to comment

Wow, love your goals! 

And the reward thing is a great idea. I think I will add one to my challenge too :)

  • Like 1
Doodlie for life, Pancake by choice
Spoiler

 

Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

 

Challenges 2023: 46, 47

Link to comment

Nice challenge!  It really reminds me of one of my first challenges here.  The BBWW is freaking crazy when you first start out with it.  If it gets too easy towards the end of the challenge, look up the Adcanced Bodyweight workout Steve has.  That's even crazier.  

 

I like that you have everything nicely laid out for your gradings at the end, too.  Makes life so much less stressful when you have that at the start than when you have it at the end.  Good luck!

  • Like 1

RisenPhoenix, the Entish Aikidoka

Challenge: RisenPhoenix Turns to Ash

 

"The essence of koryu [...is] you offer your loyalty to something that you choose to regard as greater than yourself so that you will, someday, be able to offer service to something that truly is transcendent." ~ Ellis Amdur, Old School

Link to comment

So I used the Act of Self-care in my challenge ;)  thanks for such an awesome idea!

 

Awesome!

 

Nice challenge!  It really reminds me of one of my first challenges here.  The BBWW is freaking crazy when you first start out with it.  If it gets too easy towards the end of the challenge, look up the Adcanced Bodyweight workout Steve has.  That's even crazier.  

 

I like that you have everything nicely laid out for your gradings at the end, too.  Makes life so much less stressful when you have that at the start than when you have it at the end.  Good luck!

 

Whoo, glad to see I am on the right path then! I was actually reading up on the Advanced workout and thinking I might try incorporating a scaled version on my own—but with monkish encouragement I think I might make it an official part of my goal now. :) I did the standard BBWW for my first challenge and it was crazy how HARD it felt that first day, and how much of a no-brainer it was by the end. Which probably means I'm ready for more of a challenge...

 

My first challenge I had set all my goals for XX days per week, which made logical sense but was tricky to grade at the end when my average was 5.83 whatevers per week, not a round number. So this is me trying to make everything—except the workouts—as easy as I can!

  • Like 1

level 4 medusa monk


STR 6 | STA 5 | DEX 5 | CON 6 | WIS 6 | CHA 4


challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (current)


myfitnesspal | fitbit | habitrpg


sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc

Link to comment

Midway through day one but I am doing well so far! I'm such a brat, but I love doing these updates and I couldn't wait all the way til TOMORROW to post anything. I did my regular BBWW as usual, plus I started incorporating a few modified attempts at a few moves from the ABWW... yowch. It's definitely giving me something to improve on, I can say that.

 

I'm in the midst of a household tidying project, which I'm not counting as one of my main goals this challenge, but I figured I'd keep posting progress pictures as I go so I can have them in one place! Here is the (appropriately nerdy) corner I was working on this weekend:

 

5feRSZy.jpg?1

  • Like 2

level 4 medusa monk


STR 6 | STA 5 | DEX 5 | CON 6 | WIS 6 | CHA 4


challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (current)


myfitnesspal | fitbit | habitrpg


sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc

Link to comment

I'm doing my updates early too!  Can't help the excitement!  The tidying looks awesome so far and awesome that you got your workout in too!

Race: Were-Jaguar | Class: CodeMONKey

Level: 18 | STR: 46  | DEX: 41  | STA: 35  | CON: 51  | WIS: 57 | CHA: 47

Spoiler

 

---

Challenges: CURRENT

18TH | 17TH | 16TH 15TH 14TH | 13TH | 12.5TH | 12TH | 11TH |

 10TH | 9TH | 8TH 7TH | 6TH | 5TH | 4TH | 3RD | 2ND | 1ST

Accountbilbuddies: Artists unite for March/April 2017!

---

"Everyone's the same height when you punch them hard enough"

---

 

NF Character Profile | BATTLE LOG | Tumblr | DeviantArt | Warhammer 40k Shenanigans

Link to comment

Miss America!!

 

I am so pleased to be able to follow you again for this challenge. It looks like you're all set up to kick ass again and I am SUPER EXCITED!

Level 5 Human Assassin

Current Challenge: x

Previous Challenges: 4 3 2 1

 

"Iron Man's got a suit, and the Hulk's pretty strong. And Thor he's like a god, and me I'm just a guy... Just a regular guy in a not so regular world. What's a man to do when I know I'm just a regular guy in a not so regular world?...They're like 'Yo, ain't you that Hawkguy dude?' And I'm like, Nah, you got me confused."

- from "Hawkguy", Adam WarRock

Link to comment

Ah the nerdy corner is looking good! :) Hmm you might've have prompted me to set aside a little (a lot) of time this weekend to get some hardcore tidying/organising/chucking out rubbish done. I think it might be time! 

 

PS. don't apologise for a midday, day one post - love your enthusiasm!

  • Like 1

Ranger at heart, training with the Adventurers.

STR 2 | DEX 1 | STA 0 | CON 2 | WIS 5 | CHA 5

"A slow mile is still a mile run. A lightweight is still a weight lifted. A half-hearted gym session is still better than sitting on the sofa." 

16%
16%
Link to comment

Official Recap - 12/5 (Day 1)

 

Mission 1: Tracked all food in MFP and stayed on target! CHECK!

 

Mission 2: Completed BBWW/ABWW combo, check!

 

I'm defining the "combo" as full BBWW plus making at least two "honest" attempts towards ABWW exercises. I'm modifying the moves as needed so I can actually complete them, but I figure it will be a good measure by the end to see how I've actually improved for each of them.

 

Mission 3: Did my first at-home boxing workout, check!

 

Embarrassingly enough I was using a Kinect game for this, but I think I might switch to a video or DVD or something that's more accurate to an actual class experience. The Kinect is okay for motivation/interaction, but the camera isn't quite good enough to actually check my form, and sometimes I even had to go into bad form to get the camera to recognize that I was doing the move. So... that's not good. I'm going to try out some other options and see what works best.

 

Life mission: Self-care completed, I did a fancy hair treatment!

 

eLNmwsS.jpg?1

  • Like 5

level 4 medusa monk


STR 6 | STA 5 | DEX 5 | CON 6 | WIS 6 | CHA 4


challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (current)


myfitnesspal | fitbit | habitrpg


sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc

Link to comment

Wow! You're of to a great start!

Keep up the good work :)

  • Like 1
Doodlie for life, Pancake by choice
Spoiler

 

Challenge 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

Challenges 2017: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Challenges 2018: 29, 30, 31, 32, 3334, 35,

Challenges 2019: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

Challenges 2020: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

 

Challenges 2023: 46, 47

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

New here? Please check out our Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines