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A Demigod Awakens (L_A_Malone's 3rd Challenge)


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A quick summary:

 

Last challenge I set workout, food, and soda-free life goals. I managed to kick soda, started off okay with both food and workout, but quickly went back to being a french fry loving couch potato. Okay, that's not totally accurate, but in the grand scheme of things I'd say my grading for workout was a C at best, cooking for myself was a C, and soda-free was a B+.

 

Now, even though I was on the struggle bus the entire time, I did make progress. First, I joined a gym full of the most awesome people ever. Second, I managed to lose five pounds! Third, I kicked the soda habit. I had a couple, but I don't crave one every day now. So it wasn't a total wash, and I realized that I was probably over-ambitious in setting my goals last time (damn Slytherin tendencies). So now I've "woken up" and know how to keep going. On to the Quests!

 

Mission: Lose 40 pounds by sister's graduation (May 28). 5/40 down.

Quest 1: (Active Body) Full workouts at least 2x a week. Walk or run at least 2x a week.

Quest 2: (Healthy Body) Drink at least a liter of water each day.

Quest 3: (Conscious Body) Keep a proper written journal of prayers/thankfulness/positivity.

Life Quest: Revise the hell out of my novel/don't take rejections personally.

 

Let's do this!

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L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Great looking goals!!!  I hope you'll share some of your reasons for being thankful!!

Some kind of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

 

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Howdy! Still here and, sort of, going strong! Week one was rough, lol. Got sick, but I'm back on my feet now. 

 

Didn't work out at all. It was one of those weeks. I've got my "Hotel Workout of Wonders" printed out and in my travel bag, though. Nothing shall stop me! Last week is the first week I haven't been to my boot camp classes in about a month, and I was feeling it. I have a feeling I'll be feeling it even more tomorrow.... I'm also keeping a food log, which I think has been almost as helpful as the workouts. I've found that I actively lose weight when I'm not only eating right but keeping track of it too.

 

Got a grand total of 4.5 liters this week. I bought an actual water bottle, and that's been helping me. It's hard to "forget" to drink when you've got a big red cylinder on your desk staring at you.

 

Journal - did one and then didn't do anymore because I was working nights. Which means I'll be switching to mornings to fit it in this week.

 

Onward, to week two!

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L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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roughweek


 

Hope this week is turning out better!!

Some kind of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

 

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Never fear! I have returned. Lol, I just realized that I hadn't updated in two weeks, soooo....

 

B for the workouts. Both weeks involved plenty of walking and casual movement, but I was traveling for work, and thus there was no workout.

 

A for the water!!! I'm getting at least a liter every day. Huzzahhhhh!

 

B for the journal. I've actually been writing out my thanks/concerns/etc. most nights. It's surprisingly comforting.

 

As for my life goal, it's going verrry slowly. Revisions are of the devil. :D

 

Hope everyone's off to a cracking Week Three!

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Week 4:

 

B for these. Had one full workout, but I think I walked more this week than I have in my life. That's an exaggeration - but I definitely walked as much as I did living in London.

 

A for water! Hellz yeah!

 

F for the journal. No writing this past week. Definitely firing back up today though.

 

Good luck, everyone!

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Week...5? Was it week 5? Is this already week 6? *incomprehensible screaming*

 

So...Week 5 was decent:

 

Another B for my workout. 2 workouts, but I didn't walk every off day.

A for water. Doing great with that.

C for the journal.

 

Happy final week, everyone! Let's finish strong!

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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Rocked steady and finished up strong! A+ across the board for week six.

 

Takeaways:

If I don't have "Eat like you've got some sense" written down somewhere, I don't do it.

I can, in fact, drink two liters of water in a day.

When I don't eat like I've got sense, the whole weight loss thing goes stagnant. (I can hear the chorus of "No $#!+, Sherlock!" already)

Upper body strenght is an issue. The struggle.

Meal planning guides are gifts from heaven.

Not all protein powder tastes like chalk.

L_A_Malone: Level 2 Greek Demigod


 


First Challenge: A Demigod Finds Camp Half Blood


 


Second Challenge: A Demigod Returns


 


Third Challenge: A Demigod Awakens


 


Current Challenge: Demigod Rising


 


"There is only one thing we say to Death: Not today." - Syrio Forel

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