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In my grand plan to do a challenge as each class, Adventurer is first up. For each challenge I'll be picking a workout plan that goes with it, some goals, and some sort of fun event type thing to go with the challenge.

 

 

Main Quest:

Improve general fitness, dropping a few pounds of bodyfat.

 

Support Quest 1:

Build Stamina through a reasonably long hike and/or biking trip every week, preferably twice.

 

Support Quest 2:

Continue doing the Academy body weight workouts, but actually do them consistently and push myself harder while doing them. Make time to do them distraction free and straight through. I may swap to the Legend of Zelda workout, to go with my adventurer theme, or maybe do the academy bw workout 2 days a week and the Zelda workouts once a week (6 temples, 6 weeks in the challenge).

 

Support Quest 3:

Manage food without having to track it on MFP. We'll see how this goes, but with our fairly varied diet, and almost every mean having lots of ingredients, tracking food on MFP was quite a chore. Hopefully I've gotten a good enough sense of it to manage my nutrition needs w/o MFP. This will be tracked primarily through weighing in each week.

 

Life Quest:

Manage time better. Put things in the calendar, set daily tasks and complete them. Getting things resolved that cause stress will be much better stress relief than relaxing will be. Do a much better job sticking to the calendar, especially for workout times.

 

Fun class themed event:

Hike the whole trail around Red Rock Canyon as a family. Nothing says adventurer to me like a hike through a beautiful park.

Level 4 Lycan Warrior

Challenges: 4-Warrior, 3-Assassin, 2-Adventurer, 1-Recruit

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Go ahead and laugh all you want to, I got my philosophy and I trust it like the ground. That's why my philosophy keeps me walking when I'm falling down -Ben Fold's Five "Philosophy"

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Dropped 5lbs of my post holiday weight so far this challenge. I've been doing the academy level 5 BW workout so far. I haven't been tracking my food other than a vague notion of how much protein I've had to make sure I get enough. Biking about 12 miles Sunday with the bike trailer to go to Ultimate, then get groceries. Next week hoping to bike to Saturday ultimate and back, which is considerably father. Managed time better this week, seems like I spent more time working and more time with the family.

Level 4 Lycan Warrior

Challenges: 4-Warrior, 3-Assassin, 2-Adventurer, 1-Recruit

Battlelog

Go ahead and laugh all you want to, I got my philosophy and I trust it like the ground. That's why my philosophy keeps me walking when I'm falling down -Ben Fold's Five "Philosophy"

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Can you post the links to the body weight workouts you are talking about? They sound interesting. I could probably find them by clicking around on the site but I imagine you already have them easily accessible to copy/paste the link.

Level 6 Wood Elf Adventurer, Dragon Trainer

Cha 6 | Con 14 | Dex 10 | Sta 17 | Str 11 | Wis 11

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Goal 1: Eat right 6 times/week

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Goal 2: Workout 4 times/week

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Goal 3: Sleep an average of 7 hours/night

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Life Quest: write music

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So... I've been fighting a weird neck injury headache thing that I originally thought was because of my new night guard (like a very small football mouth piece i'm supposed to wear at night to keep me from grinding my teeth). After some expirimenting with not wearing the guard, looks like now was actually caused by when I was doing pullups with sweaty hands, slipped, then tensed and caught myself instinctively, rather than fall the 6 inches to the floor. Anyway, when i did that i wrenched my neck a little, but didn't think much of it. ever since then I've been having tons of headaches. This was actually a big contributer to my holiday weight gain, in that sometimes i basically couldn't move and sometimes i could, but figured i shouldn't. Shannon (wife's a massage therapist) has been doing some head traction thing on me a couple times a day for a week or two now and it's seemed to really help. I didn't even think about my neck all yesterday.

 

 

Can you post the links to the body weight workouts you are talking about? They sound interesting. I could probably find them by clicking around on the site but I imagine you already have them easily accessible to copy/paste the link.

Legend of Zelda workout: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/06/17/the-legend-of-zelda-workout/

The academy bodyweight workouts are in the academy men's fitness 101 or women's fitness 101 courses that you have to pay for. I can give you a peek next week while you're here though, so you have some idea what I'm talking about. Basically there's 10 levels of bodyweight workout that are a progression of increasingly difficult exercises, and at each level there's a couple different days (partially just for variety, but also to work the muscles in different ways). Like at the early levels you might do inclined pushups to make it easier, at lvl 5 I'm doing declined ones to make it harder, at some point you'd move to hand stand pushups against a wall or something, but it's all organized and when one gets a little easy, you move up to the next difficulty.

 

Anyway, feeling pretty good on my biking/hiking quest and my long-term goal to work up to being able to do the full red rock canyon loop from my house (42 miles) and a canoe down the river, bike back up to get the car bike trip of 50 miles this spring. Yesterday bike 8 miles pulling the trailer in the pouring rain, then played ultimate for 2 hours, then biked 3 miles to the store, got groceries in the trailer, then biked 5 miles home. I don't know what % of effective increased distance the trailer is worth, but it feels like it doubles my effort to pull it even when it's almost empty.

 

Doing well so far managing food intake without tracking it, which just got to be way too much of a pain when it took several minutes every meal. Didn't lose any weight over the weekend after an initial drop of 5lbs in the first couple days, but that's fine.

Level 4 Lycan Warrior

Challenges: 4-Warrior, 3-Assassin, 2-Adventurer, 1-Recruit

Battlelog

Go ahead and laugh all you want to, I got my philosophy and I trust it like the ground. That's why my philosophy keeps me walking when I'm falling down -Ben Fold's Five "Philosophy"

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Soooo... my challenge may be taking a new route. Have missed just 1 workout, done a few hikes and longer bike trips including a 5-6 mile hike this weekend at red rock canyon up and down decently steep grades. But then Sunday smashed my knee playing ultimate. Won't know till the swelling goes down, but I'm definitely out from ultimate, hiking, and biking for at least a while. Possible torn acl or something like that. My physical therapist mother sent my massage therapist wife some tests to do to try and figure out what the actual injury is. I can hobble around and stuff without any pain, but can't extend my knee all the way without hurting and it generally feels like i'm missing some stabilization, like a chair leg that if you sit on the chair wrong might fall over. So, looks like i'm going to be focussing on upper body strength and some mild knee rehab for my first 2 goals.

 

On the plus side, lots of time to sit at my computer and build new Nerd Fitness stuff.

Level 4 Lycan Warrior

Challenges: 4-Warrior, 3-Assassin, 2-Adventurer, 1-Recruit

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Go ahead and laugh all you want to, I got my philosophy and I trust it like the ground. That's why my philosophy keeps me walking when I'm falling down -Ben Fold's Five "Philosophy"

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Well, this was an interesting challenge. Hurting my knee obviously changed my plans a bit, but I did a good job adapting. I have been hiking more consistently, have definitely increased my upper body strength quite a bit, and lost a couple pounds. Without as much biking and ultimate to burn energy, there was definitely some concer there, but I've fallen into a rhythm of working out every other day with great consistency, and eating what feels like a ton of food on workout days, and far less on non workout days. Lately I've started the PLP60 challenge and will finish it just slightly after the next 6 week challenge ends. I've been working out outside most of the time, then moving the pull up bar back upstairs doing lots of extra pull-ups and chin ups throughout the day as i walk past, usually in sets of 5 or 10.

 

Knee rehab is going well enough I guess. I'm able to hike, bike, and i ran a bit in a straight line. There's still just no stability at all in it, which puts Ultimate completely out still. I'm going to see how disc golf goes next week, as I've worked a ton this week and should get to relax a little next week. On that front, I've generally done a lot better with time management. I've spent less and less time "doing nothing" got more reading done, more work done, hung out with friends, and done lots of cooking. I haven't quite gotten some of the projects around the house done, partially due to working a lot, but that should be settling down.

Level 4 Lycan Warrior

Challenges: 4-Warrior, 3-Assassin, 2-Adventurer, 1-Recruit

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Go ahead and laugh all you want to, I got my philosophy and I trust it like the ground. That's why my philosophy keeps me walking when I'm falling down -Ben Fold's Five "Philosophy"

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