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Just starting this to provide myself the motivation to come back and actually fill it out one day.  In general, I'm bad at long-term plans, but I'm pretty good at coming up with half-baked goals.  

 

A link to get the creative dreams flowing:

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

 

And I don't even surf! (Yet...)

 

 

Exercise-related goals

Bodyweight Category:

50 A2G Squats - achieved 4/8/15

15 Pull-ups

50 Push-ups in one set

50 Lunges per leg non stop

10 Handstand Push-ups

30 Inverted Rows

10 Hanging Leg Raises

60 Second Hollow Body Hold

30 Second L-Sit

Pistol Squat

One Armed Handstand against wall

Freestanding Handstand

 

Weighted Category:

120# Sandbag Clean and Press

300# Deadlift

120# Overhead Press (or 5x105#)

100# Bulgarian Split Squat each leg

1.5xBW Pull-ups x5

240# Sandbag Floor Press

 

Things to consider after reading Level Up Your Life:

 

Physical Quests

 

Mental Quests

 

Fun Quests

 

Work Quests

 

Adventure Quests

  1. Adult Surf Camp in Costa Rica or British Virgin Islands

 

Travel Quests

  1. Hawaii
  2. Spain
  3. Australia
  4. Disney World, FL
  5. Visit all the Legoland parks:
  • ​Florida
  • California
  • Denmark
  • Dubai
  • Germany
  • Malaysia
  • UK

 

Courage Quests

 

Freedom Quests

 

Master Quests

 

Gratitude Quests

 

Legacy Quests

 

Music Quests

 

Family Quests

Level 32 Minifig Jedi Assassin

Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

Previous Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6789101111.51213141516171819, 2021222324, 25, 262728293031323334

"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

"You don't get stronger by skipping workouts." - me, to myself, about 3 times a week

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Today is my half-birthday.

 

In 18 months, I will be 40 years old.

 

Yikes.

 

I've been on my Nerd Fitness journey for about 3 years now and I recently posted something in my battle log about not being as far along as I would have expected after 3 years.  Of course, I'll freely admit that I have not been as consistent as I should have been and my results have suffered.  I program-hopped every month or two and tried cutting/bulking/fasting, what-have-you.  I've definitely built some muscle and burned some fat, but haven't had the transformation I was hoping for when I first saw Steve's story.

 

All along the way, I've had the big 4-0 in the back of my mind.  I'd like to be in the best shape of my life when I turn 40.  I'd also like to look like I'm in the best shape of my life. After trying a bunch of different things, I think I've finally settled on a program I can stick with.  In a recent article, Steve said:

 

For me, I’ve found that eating the same meals every single day, getting enough sleep, and training four days a week for about an hour each time is sustainable for me. As a result, I’ve been able to make consistent progress for the past 18 months, and my new “normal†is progress and strength improvements!

 

I'm going to follow his lead once again and dedicate myself to slowly, incrementally, getting stronger over the next 18 months.  That works out to about 78 weeks and if I can just add 1-2 pounds a week to my big four lifts (plus weighted pull-ups & dips), I'm confident I will finally have the strength and accompanying muscle I've been after.

 

Current Weights Lifted:

Overhead Press - 5x5x80#

Floor Press - 5x5x100#

Deadlift - 5x5x200#

Back Squat - 5x5x80#

Pull-ups - 1x44#

Dips - 5x26#

 

Goals by 12/25/2016:

Overhead Press - 5x5x150#

Floor Press - 5x5x175#

Deadlift - 5x5x300#

Back Squat - 5x5x150#

Pull-ups - 1x160#

Dips - 5x100#

 

Level 32 Minifig Jedi Assassin

Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

Previous Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6789101111.51213141516171819, 2021222324, 25, 262728293031323334

"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

"You don't get stronger by skipping workouts." - me, to myself, about 3 times a week

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Current Weights Lifted:

Overhead Press - 5x5x80#

Floor Press - 5x5x100#

Deadlift - 5x5x200#

Back Squat - 5x5x80#

Pull-ups - 1x44#

Dips - 5x26#

 

 

Progress check after 3 months:

 

Overhead Press - 4x90#

Floor Press - 5x130#

Deadlift - 4x235#

Back Squat - 5x118#

Pull-ups - 5x22.5# (got up to 1x51# on 9/5/15)

Dips - 3x43#

Level 32 Minifig Jedi Assassin

Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

Previous Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6789101111.51213141516171819, 2021222324, 25, 262728293031323334

"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

"You don't get stronger by skipping workouts." - me, to myself, about 3 times a week

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Level 32 Minifig Jedi Assassin

Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

Previous Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6789101111.51213141516171819, 2021222324, 25, 262728293031323334

"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

"You don't get stronger by skipping workouts." - me, to myself, about 3 times a week

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