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WHAT'S UP MY NERDFITNESS PEEPS!!!  BLACKTEZCA IS BACK AND ROCKING OUT WITH THE MONKS!!

 

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Man already the new forums are up!  Awesome!  Let's do this!  I'm BlackTezca, you may remember from such topics as From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel!, BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards Feline Greatness, and my personal favorite BlackTezca's 1st Trial: Become an Artsy, Geeky Amazon.  I'm continuing on my journey towards geeky, otaku, Amazon awesomeness and for this challenge (and the next since I plan ahead), I'll be with my martial art loving peeps.  There won't be a whole lot of martials arts for this challenge, but you know what?

 

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So to reiterate my main quest:

 

My Main Quest is to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman

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Not the theme for this challenge but I love the shit out of this image

 

I did relatively well for my first challenge despite some minor setbacks, so my confidence (*cough* maybe arrogance *cough*) is super high!  I originally planned on jumping straight into finding a studio and learning Krav Maga, but considering my trip (which cost me some major $$$$$$$$$$) and StillSkies 2nd challenge getting me interested in opening my mind to other martial arts, I'm pushing that off a little bit.  Just a little bit; I still use kick boxing workouts for a bit of my cardio (especially combined with HIIT) and my Art quest is gonna be pretty fun ;).

 

Now enough stalling!  TIME TO REVEAL MY SIDE QUESTS!!! 

 

Side Quest 1: During my workouts, focus on upper body strength training for at least 20 minutes, at least 3 days a week.

Details: I have strong legs, and despite my complaints about my back, I don't think my core is anything to laugh out.  But I have laughably weak arms and I want to be strong all over.  I have my dumbbells, I have my Fitness Blender, time to put more focus on my upper body and strengthen what I consider to be my weakest area

Contingencies: I do downhill ski.  The ski season is almost over.  I have one more, longish, ski trip planned and downhill skiing does not really use your arms (unless you fall.  Then your arms are most useful).  I will try to get my upper body workouts done during the time before and after I return from my trip.

Tracking: I'll be tracking using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and  this lovely thread will be updated.

Grading:

A for 3+ days a week ( 3 Str 1Sta )

B for mostly 2 days a week ( 3 Str )

C for mostly 3 days a week ( 2 Sta )

F for all else

 

 

Side Quest 2: During my workouts, focus on core and lower back strength and flexibility for at least 20 minutes, at least 2 days a week.

Details: I have mild scoliosis and I'm a code monkey.  My job consists of programming hunched over at a screen and let me tell you that does WONDERS for my back health.  I really need to work on this because over my last trip, walking a block or two started to really cause me pain and I don't like feeling like I'm 70 years old while still in my twenties (Actually, a relative in his 70s did not feel any back pain so boo to me).

Contingencies: None because if my back hurts, even on my ski trip, I will be stretching the living shit out of it until it STOPS.

Tracking: I'll be tracking using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated.

Grading:

A for 2+ days a week ( 3 Dex 1Str )

B for mostly 1 day a week ( 2 Dex )

F for all else

 

Side Quest 3: Eat vegetables with every meal, 6 days a week.

Details: ARRGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Noooo don't make me do this nooooooooo!!!!!!  Okay...*deep breath*.  It's not like I dislike vegetables, I just find them...hard to...put on my mind when it comes to food.  Especially on the weekends.  I don't buy them, I don't think about them all the time unless they are in my face or a little voice (or many voices, depending who follows this) remind me.  So...I'm gonna...eat...vegetables in some recognizable form, preferably not covered in yummy yummy cheese (oh my Chicken Pepper Philly how I love you).  Wish me luck guys.

Contingencies: None really.  I shall eat vegetables (not corn, nor a potato, nor a sweet potato *cry*)  every meal, maybe even push myself to snacking on them*twitch*.

Tracking: I'll be tracking using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated (I hate you all)

Grading:

A for 6+ days a week ( 2 Con )

B for mostly 4 to 5 days a week ( 1 Con )

C for mostly 2 to 3 days a week ( .5 Con )

F for all else

 

Life Quest: Pay down one credit card completely and lower the debt on the other credit card.

Details: Like most people, I gots some debt I need to take care of.  I'm not gonna pay that all down, but with the tax refund coming in, and my vacation over, I'm gonna need to focus on paying off my cards a little more than I have been.

Contingencies: None.

Tracking: I'll track this weekly here of course for my summaries and I'll be watching my credit card accounts.

Grading:

A for One card completely paid off and the other managed ( 2 Wis )

B for One card completely paid off, nothing down on the other ( 1 Wis )

F for all else

 

Art Quest: Research at least 5 different martial arts and draw something (sketch, full painting, etc) representing each one.

Details: I have been really touched by the comments my art has gotten here and the encouragement and support is super awesome.  Some of you had hoped that I would continue it and this is my answer: Art Quests are here to stay.  For every challenge I do, there will be an art quest.  For this challenge, since I am with the monks and since I am holding off on a studio membership, I will research a martial art and not only will I do a short summary, I will also have an artwork attached to that summary.  This will be fun cause it means drawing other characters, testing out new poses, etc.  This will hopefully be done on a weekly basis. 

Contingencies: Ski trip, but surely I can post a decent sketch or make it black and white if I must :D.

Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have a DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY).  I'll use those for tracking and on a weekly basis...like a weekly update or something, I'll post art on this thread.

Grading:

A for 5 martial art images and research ( 2 Wis + 1 Cha )

B for 4 martial art images and research ( 2 Wis )

C for 3 martial art images and research ( 1 Wis )

F for all else

 

OMG THAT IS FIVE QUESTS!  A little intense it seems but surely if anyone I can do it...I CAN!

 

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Starting Measurements:    

Date: 02/19/2015 @ 6 am

Weight: 137.4

 ***Body Fat***: 25.48

Waist: 24

Waist @ Navel: 26                                                          

Hips: 37                                               

Neck: 12.5

Chest: 33

Left Bicep: 11                                                                

Right Thigh: 17.5

Wrist: 6                                  

Forearm: 9                                                       

 

Yeah, I measured myself already.  God I'm excited!  I've been getting really happy and upbeat doing these.  I'm gonna rock this out...LET'S GET THIS AWESOMENESS ON THE ROAD!!! 

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REBELS!  ROCK OUT!!!

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HERE FOR THIS.

 

And I mean technically corn isn't a vegetable so....... it shouldn't count anyway............... ;)

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HERE FOR THIS.

 

And I mean technically corn isn't a vegetable so....... it shouldn't count anyway............... ;)

 

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(Nah I did already know this, but the reaction fits :D)

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In for the arm strength, back flex, debt reduction, AND the Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged refs.

 

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This is going to be EPIC!!! but you're right, if anyone can do it, YOU CAN :D

I really hope you do a Kung Fu art!! :)

 

A few martial arts on my list is Capoeira, Krav Maga, Muy Thai...and then it opens up.  You want Kung Fu?

 

I'll give ya Kung Fu.

 

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Yay!  You are once again doing ALL THE THINGS simultaneously :-)

 

Love the research/art one and will throw Judo into the pot as an idea.

 

Post ideas for what you're doing with veggies?

 

There are veggies I absolute love (carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers) that I'll be probably eat washed, cut and that's it.  I also eat a decent amount at breakfast and lunch on work days.  Issues is dinner and weekends.  I dislike cooking, but the hubs (who loves cooking) tends to get burnt out after cooking all day for work.  I'll figure it out.  Even if it means being incredibly boring with veggies.

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**hangs hammock**

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did you say veggies.......

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That is a sagely sloth on an hammock...

 

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God I love you guys...

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Your art rules!  YOU rule!!  Looking forward to hearing what you think of different martial art styles - I did Taekwondo for 12 years as a kid/teenager and LOVED it!! ^_^

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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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Your art rules!  YOU rule!!  Looking forward to hearing what you think of different martial art styles - I did Taekwondo for 12 years as a kid/teenager and LOVED it!! ^_^

 

I did Kenpo for a while as a kid myself and currently enjoy kickboxing.  You'll definitely here my opinions on each one, including my more subjective feelings :D.

 

 

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WELCOME ABOARD. 

 

I feel you on the waiting to find a studio, though. I'm just thinking about the pricing for tae kwon do and kind of crying in my office right now. Jiu jitsu is way more affordable.

 

MORE SLOTHS!

 

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So weird...and so cute!

 

Yeah I really need to pay off a few things first before I dive into some of the studios in my area.  Thankfully there is wide range but I'm eying that Krav Maga studio and hoping it's reasonable.

 

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DEATH

 

LET'S RAWK

 

Also, the veggies will get better in time. They will...

 

 

OH LAWD this picture.  I used to want to cosplay TESTAMENT so badly.  (Says the scrawny little ex-goth girl.. haaaaa!)  I also almost finished a Millia Rage cosplay once... almost... @_@

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YESSSSS!!!!!!!

 

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God I love Guilty Gear...the music, the crazy character designs, the world history...love it love it.

 

 

Also, the veggies will get better in time. They will...

 

Yeah...I just...grin and enjoy them...

 

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OH LAWD this picture.  I used to want to cosplay TESTAMENT so badly.  (Says the scrawny little ex-goth girl.. haaaaa!)  I also almost finished a Millia Rage cosplay once... almost... @_@

 

I want to cosplay as I-No (notice all the Guilty Gear gifs.  Mostly her).

 

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She just such an unapologetic time traveling bitch to everyone that I just love her. Her snark, even to her the only person she is not actively a bitch too ('That Man'), just makes me laugh.  She is also unabashedly unashamed of her sexuality too (Her win pose insists of her taking off her shirt and check out the following gif for her reaction to Faust's...uh...special move)

 

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Woman has no shame, and I LOVE her for it. She also plays a mean guitar!

 

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I would cosplay the hell out of her!

 

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Ah, I-no. She's a fun one, just from what I've read.

 

As for me, I have to admit, Anji Mito has a lot of appeal for me.

 

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If I could build the body that would let me play a shirtless fan-dancer in blue hakama, that would be all right with me. And anyway, I just like how carefree and silly he is compared with everyone else.

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Anji is awesome too!  I like his fighting style as a fan-dancer-battler!  We can all agree on the awesomeness of these character designs :D

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You had to know this would happen.

 

Honestly, I'd have been disappointed if it hadn't happened. :lol:

 

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I know it's out of order but shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Ugh stupid work and blocking out tumbler gifs!  I know those were awesome, I just know they were!

 

I had to look up pictures of birds swooping.  Elegant graceful bastards.

 

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