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This thread is where you will find all your mini challenges.  Each week I will give you a new challenge to complete.  You have the ability to score additional stat points by completing some of these mini challenges. You can then add these points on at the end of the 6 week challenge. It is not compulsory to complete these minis, but sometimes they are a fun thing to do to keep you involved.

 

The challenges will normally be posted at about 09h00 (GMT) on a Monday, so keep your eyes peeled.

 

Week 1: Let's get SMART

Week 2: Making Friends

Week 3: The Library

Week 4: Checking your Starting Credits

Week 5: The Cafeteria

Week 6: Choosing your Major

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Half Faerie (Sidhe) Scout | Black Belt Kitchen Ninja
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - Herm Albright
You're welcome to skype me (audriwolf) too but let me know who you are

My challenge

 

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Week 1 - Let's Get SMART

So you've set up your challenge and people have popped in and said hi, given you some advise on your goals and just generally cheered you on for the start of your challenge. There's so much information to go that sometimes it seems like you're being overwhelmed.  How do I allocate attribute points?  Which guild do I join? What should my workout look like? Can I join an Accountability Squad?

 

You don't need to worry about these things right now.  What you do need to worry is your challenge.  For this first week you should be focusing on your own quests.  Once you're comfortable with them you can move onto other questions. Your mini quest this week will to really really look at your goals and make sure that they're SMART. 

 

S = Specific

M = Measurable

A = Attainable/Achievable

R = Realistic/Reasonable

T = Timeous

 

Here are some questions to put your goals to the test:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on?

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them?

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them?

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every day”, “not even once over the six weeks”)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight” or “run the distance”?

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured?

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those?

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another?

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them?

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest?

Your mini quest: Make sure your goals are definitely SMART.

 

For completing this mini quest you will receive an additional +1WIS at the end of the 6 weeks.

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Half Faerie (Sidhe) Scout | Black Belt Kitchen Ninja
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - Herm Albright
You're welcome to skype me (audriwolf) too but let me know who you are

My challenge

 

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Noob question (Which is the point of this section!! YEAH!!): How do we post updates to the Mini-Challenge? Do we post to this thread, another, our own challenge? Thanks!!

you can post in here or you can post in your own challenge and just post the link here. The choice is entirely up to you :)

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Half Faerie (Sidhe) Scout | Black Belt Kitchen Ninja
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - Herm Albright
You're welcome to skype me (audriwolf) too but let me know who you are

My challenge

 

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Do we need to have grades for our success?  One of my quests is to dead lift 70 lbs by the end of the challenge.  That's pretty much yes or no.  To me, 68 is failing...is that wrong?  Its an attainable goal, I shouldn't have any excuses for not reaching it.  

Recruit - My 1st Challenge


"Don't let perfection stand in the way of good enough."


 


Main Quest: 23lb fat loss in 2015 ~ 6/23


26.09%
26.09%

 


Quest 1: 70lb dead lift


100%
100%

 


Quest 2: 5 pull-ups on machine


100%
100%

 


Quest 3: 5 Squats with 45lb barbell


100%
100%
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Well, I tried to make my goals SMART to start out with. But I also have a post responding to a comment about one of my goals in my thread about how SMART (specifically the R) was incorporated. That counts, right?

L2 Dwarf Assassin (w/ Druidic tendencies)


Current challenge: Seeking rest, focus, and peace of mind.


Previous challenges: RespawnTime to get mobile, & Building assassin necessities

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Double-checked my SMART goals and they fit the criteria.  I'm a teacher, so I've gotten pretty used to writing those SMART goals over the past few years!   :star:

 

It was tough to feel like I was making them too easy - I think we all get so excited and jump into the go-big-or-go-home approach, which can lead to frustration (and giving up) when we get overwhelmed.  As much as I want to get an exercise habit started, I knew that I was much more likely and more motivated to confront my food issues first in order to be successful.  Gives me something to be proud of for this time, and to look forward to for next time!  

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High Wood Elf - Level 2

STR: 0 | DEX: 0 | STA: 0 | CON: 6.5 | WIS: 7 | CHA: 1

 

Current Challenge:  2.2  Past Challenges:  2.1  1        A little about me . . .

 

 

 

 

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S.M.A.R.T. mini completed!!

Josieshima


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Level 1  |  Human  |  Ranger


Current Challenge (Feb 23 - Apr 6)


 


            STATS             


|STR  DEX  STA  CON  WIS  CHA |


 | 2    1    1    1    2    1  | 


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2015 Weight Loss Goal (226 lbs -> 190 lbs): 

15.6%
15.6%

Push-up Challenge (35 consecutive): 

70%
70%

Squat Challenge (40 consecutive): 

80%
80%

Pull-up Challenge (3 consecutive): 

1%
1%

 


There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. -Bruce Lee

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**DELETED COMMENT**  Sorry, can't figure out how to delete a post that was accidentally added more than once.

Josieshima


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Level 1  |  Human  |  Ranger


Current Challenge (Feb 23 - Apr 6)


 


            STATS             


|STR  DEX  STA  CON  WIS  CHA |


 | 2    1    1    1    2    1  | 


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2015 Weight Loss Goal (226 lbs -> 190 lbs): 

15.6%
15.6%

Push-up Challenge (35 consecutive): 

70%
70%

Squat Challenge (40 consecutive): 

80%
80%

Pull-up Challenge (3 consecutive): 

1%
1%

 


There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. -Bruce Lee

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**DELETED COMMENT**  Sorry, can't figure out how to delete a post that was accidentally added more than once.

Josieshima


▬▬ιâ•â•â•â•â•â•â•ïº¤


Level 1  |  Human  |  Ranger


Current Challenge (Feb 23 - Apr 6)


 


            STATS             


|STR  DEX  STA  CON  WIS  CHA |


 | 2    1    1    1    2    1  | 


¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯


2015 Weight Loss Goal (226 lbs -> 190 lbs): 

15.6%
15.6%

Push-up Challenge (35 consecutive): 

70%
70%

Squat Challenge (40 consecutive): 

80%
80%

Pull-up Challenge (3 consecutive): 

1%
1%

 


There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. -Bruce Lee

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^^I have seen some people post a random funny picture.

Classless Human Male Warrior - Introduction

Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

Spoiler

 

Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

2017 Challenges:  1701 1702 1703 1704 1705

Previous Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1609  1610 1611 1612

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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My quests should be completely shipshape now. I'm really glad this mini-quest [Week 1 - Let's Get SMART] inspired me to go back and add grading, as it helped clarify in my mind a few possible issues and then presented solutions as fast as they cropped up.

 

Edit: Annnd here is the full write up.


Battle Log: I escaped the labyrinth, now what?


Current Challenge: She shoots… she hits a tree! Whoops.


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Level 0 Minotaur


~Recruit~


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

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Goal 1...loose 20# by april 5th. Goal #2 free weights 3-4 x per week and run/walk/ski/bike 2/ week. #3 have more energy for my family.

my plan is to stick to a mostly paleo diet (about 90%), I have found that getting bread out of my diet makes me feel better. I also want to discipline myself enough to do goal #2. I think if I stick to this for 6 weeks I will make a habit to go the rest of the year. I will fit goal #2 in by either getting up early enough or making the time at night. Between diet and exercise, I will have more energy for my family.

I plan on doing the birkie again next year and finishing it. I want to do it at a healthy weight (160#) so I can ski better, have fewer breathing issues, and be able to help coach my kids as they also love to ski. I want to be a role model for my kids to instill a healthy, but fun lifestyle.

I realize I have set many goals here, but if I think about future goals it will help me stay on track of my 6 week challenge.

Too lofty??? Maybe a 20# weight loss goal is too much in 6 weeks. Scale back to 10 or 15#???

Any thoughts out there??

Level 1 Human Ranger

"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."--John Wayne

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My challenge should be pretty close.  My 3rd goal is a little hard to measure but I should be able to feel it if it is working.

Just need to figure out how to allocate the points next.

JKiley
Character Sheet


Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Current (
May 8 - Jun 4)


Master Quest: Weigh < 200lbs

 

Start: 242.2lbs | Current = 225.6lbs | Progress16.6 of 42.2lbs

 

Walk to Mordor

759.95 of 1779 Miles

 

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I have completed the mini challenge and updated some areas for grading and attributes.

Level 2 Bralani Eladrin

STR 2.5 | DEX 0 | STA 5.5 | CON 2.5 | WIS 4 | CHA 1

Challenge: 1, 2

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.

~Margaret Thatcher

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Okay, Mini Challenge 1!!

Here's a goal reset...

Goal for the year.....get back to 160#, have more energy for my family, ski the birkie at a healthy weight and finish all 51km of it.

I will get there by participating in the 6 week challenges starting with this current one.

Goals for current 6 week challenge:

#1 do free weights/bodyweight workout 3-4 times per week.

Grade: 3-4=A, 2-3=B, 1-2=C,0= F (no D or E grade here on purpose)

#2. Some sort of cardio 1-2 days per week. Right now its cold here -29 yesterday am, so outside stuff is out for a bit.

Grade: 2 per week= A, 1 per week=B, 0/ week= F

#3 Eat paleo 80% of the time. This is going to be a Yoda goal here..."Do or do not, there is no try.". Only because eating right is what? 90% of loosing weight, and the weeks I cut bread out of the picture I felt darn good!!

#4 Do 1-3 and loose 10-12#

Level 1 Human Ranger

"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."--John Wayne

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