shaar Posted February 19, 2015 Report Share Posted February 19, 2015 WELCOME, friends, to my 4th (whoa~) challenge! For 2015 Iâ€™m theming each of my challenges around something thatâ€™s influenced my nerd-life in a big way, be it video game, movie, book, etc. My last challenge was Final Fantasy themed! *victory theme* This month, Iâ€™m getting magical. For this challenge Iâ€™m guild-hopping from Ranger to Druid, and Iâ€™m REALLY excited to be here! I love everything the Druid encompasses (it may also be my favorite world of warcraft class ever), and while Iâ€™m already a pretty mindful and spiritual person, there are some pretty big things I need to work on. So, here we go~ Quest 1: In The Name of Flexibility! (+4 DEX) Yup, thatâ€™s Rei laughing at how poor my leg mobility is. My hamstrings are SAD, yo. Theyâ€™ve always been fairly pitiful but Iâ€™ve been a desk jockey for the past 3~ years, and the further I take my workouts, the more Iâ€™m finding that my mobility is just junk-ola. To remedy this, Iâ€™m going to incorporate some hamstring stretches to my routine. EVERY DAY. No excuses. These arenâ€™t super time consuming, or tedious, and I can do a lot of them practically anywhere so there really is no excuse. Iâ€™m going to base my stretching off of these two videos: A: Stretching every. Dang. Day.B: Stretching 6 or more days a week.F: 5 or less days a week. Total fail, because, come on now. Quest 2: Senshi Battle Ready! (+2 DEX, +2STR) Fighting the Dark Kingdom takes a lot of flexibility! You canâ€™t just stand there like a brick and shout at people. (Well, I think Usagi tried this right off the bat, but it didnâ€™t work very well...) As much as I enjoy my strength training Iâ€™m realizing I need to start getting more flexible again. I used to do a lot of yoga and itâ€™s so great for both mind AND body that I feel myself being pulled towards needing more of that right now. Iâ€™m really looking forward to working it into my current fitness regime! (And besides, being in a better headspace will help me power through the rest of these winter days...) I do barre/pilates twice a week as well, and I still want to leave wiggle room for other endeavors (running! lifting! etc!) so my grading will be as follows: A: Yoga 3 times a week.B: Yoga 2 times a week.F: Yoga only once a week. Quest 3: Too Many Buns... (+2CON, +3WIS) Iâ€™m actually pulling a repeat of my last challenge, where I had a quest each to limit my consumption of beer and cheat meals. Iâ€™m happily on track with less beer in my life, but I feel my cheat meals could still use a closer eye for one more go around, especially as it continues to be frigid outside and I think about pizza more often than I should. A: One cheat meal per week.B: Two cheat meals per week.F: Three+ cheat meals per week. (Barf.) Life Quest: Silver Millenium Stories (+2 CHA) I really love writing and being creative, but I just donâ€™t have the time for large endeavors (as I discovered during NaNoWriMo). My life quest will be to choose a theme each week (using this list) and write a semi-drabble -- 100 to 200 words -- with a pair of characters Iâ€™ve been tooling around with for a while. (And will introduce later.) A: Write once every week.B: Write once for at least 5 weeks.F: Write once for 4 or less weeks. OF COURSE it wouldn't be a Proper Shaarawy Challenge without a bonus challenge (because since when is anything easy??) - I'll be traveling for AT LEAST two of the weekends during this challenge (actually, the more I think of it, possibly THREE) so I'm going to have to get real clever with my time management and proper food intake (read: avoiding bad meals)... All of the places I'm going are for different reasons but totally wonderful (Charleston SC, for a soccer tournament; Orlando FL, for a military retirement, and Asheville NC, for a limited beer release!) but of course travel always throws a wrench in any routine or plans... But... I GOT THIS! I've decided that if I manage to pull out all the stops and get all A's on this challenge, I'm going to reward myself with some new fitness gear! I REALLY need some new shorts and better workout shirts that aren't ActivateApparel tanks (heheh~), and (hopefully) spring will be here soon.... right? I know I can make this happen! GO TEAM!!! 12 Quote i am not waiting for a hero. i saved myself long ago. Level 56 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." Link to comment
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