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(Big thanks to starsapart for the theme idea!)

 

This challenge should be less chaotic than last, but let’s knock on wood to be certain of it! That said, I still have a lot going on between a vacation to New Mexico during Week Two and entering tech/Hell Week for The Mikado at the end of Week Six, but hey, I’ve had successful challenges in the past for a lot more going on, no reason this should be any different!  And I have an end-goal in mind to keep me motivated: making sure I’m as proud of my body as I can be for Cabaret rehearsals and performances this summer, because rumor has it, I’m going to have to flaunt it. Time to spirit myself away from poor body image issues to confidence and love for my body!

 

MAIN QUEST: Get into Cabaret-shape! Because while this isn’t a production where they require all the Kit Kat Girls to be skinny/fit because they want us all to be of different shapes and sizes, I want to be as comfortable and confident in myself as possible!

 

QUEST #1: Don’t Eat Like No-Face! [+3 CON, +1 WIS]

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One of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to eating is eating sweets and snacks just for the hell of it. I don’t want to give up sweets and snacks altogether, but I do want to make sure that treats are for a good reason rather than just because. So 6x/week, if I ate anything in between meals, I’ll have to own up to you all on NF why I had it. Nothing is held against me if I had the treat for an acceptable reason; I get penalized if I eat outside my meals for an unacceptable reason. Ideally, I’ll do this every day, but I’m giving myself a freebie in case of Life.

 

(Acceptable reasons: it was a special occasion (birthday, party, etc.), it was the end of the day and I had the calorie allotment for it or I planned for it, I was legitimately hungry (and I chose a healthy snack), it was immediately after a workout (and it was an appropriate post-workout choice), etc. Unacceptable reasons: I felt like it, it was there, emotional/hormonal turmoil, I didn’t want to be rude, etc.)

 

A = 6x/week passed | B = 4-5x/week passed | C = 2-3x/week passed | D = 1x/week passed | F = never

 

QUEST #2: Be Bendy Like Dragon-Form Haku! [+3 DEX, +1 CHA]

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While our version of Cabaret doesn't necessarily call for bendiness, I want to be as flexible as possible, which will help me in the long run for future castings and dance.  I’ve been kind of haphazard on my flexibility routine lately, so it’s time to redirect focus to it. So, 4x/week, I will dedicate at least 15 minutes to good, long stretches.  Yoga will also count for this, as well as stretching done in jazz/ballet classes.

 

A = 4x/week | B = 3x/week | C = 2x/week | D = 1x/week | F = never

 

QUEST #3: Never Stop Training! [sTR, DEX, STA] – exact stats TBD at the end of the challenge (5 pts)

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One of the fears I have about not dedicating any quests to my training plan is that I’ll let it slip, so this quest exists to make sure that I don’t. Every Sunday evening/Monday morning, I’ll present my workout plan for the week and stick with the plan the best that I can. Obviously, I won’t count anything against myself if I get sick or injured or if Life happens. What I will count against myself is poor planning and the “I didn’t feel like it/was too tired†excuse. No real ideal schedule, to be completely honest, especially since Week Two and possibly Week Six are going to be crazy enough! What I'll most likely fit in are dance classes, Stronglifts, bodyweight workouts, and running, and the flexibility exercises from Quest #2. Vague and optional plans are acceptable; sometimes, it'll just be better to give myself leeway, especially when I know I'll be presented with difficulties for xyz reasons.

 

A = 7 days followed | B = 5-6 days followed | C = 3-4 days followed | D = 1-2 days followed | F = never

 

Starting in Week 4, I will be changing this quest to a simple workout 5x/week with the intention of working out 6x/week, but giving myself an extra day of rest in case things get chaotic. This quest is actually a lot more bothersome than I thought it was going to be. The spirit of the quest will remain the same but with more freedom to change my mind on a day-to-day basis. I will still lay out my intended weekly schedule at the beginning of each week, but I will not be so strict in my adherence to it.

 

A = 5x/week | B = 4x/week | C = 2-3x/week | D = 1x/week | F = 0x/week

 

LIFE QUEST: Do Better Than a Ponytail! [+2 CHA]

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I need to stop relying so heavily on the hair and make-up artists when I perform, especially for two of my upcoming shows (The Mikado and Cabaret) where we have a huge cast of which I am not a principal but ensemble, and the principals will need to have the attention far more than ensemble members. So it’s time to learn how to do hair and make-up all on my own!  It’s an essential skill for an actor, after all. I will spend at least 30 minutes a day 3x/week playing around with hair and make-up. Yes, I will provide pictures! And yes, expect ridiculousness since this is theatre training, not adulting training. :lol:

 

A = 3x/week | B = 2x/week | C = 1x/week | F = 0x/week

 

In Summary: 

1. Mindful Snacking 6x/week (ideally 7x/week)

2. Flexibility Training 4x/week

3. Keep to the Plan 7x/week

4. Hair & Makeup Training 3x/week

 

Attribute Point Distribution:

? STR | 3+ DEX | ? STA | 3 CON | 1 WIS | 3 CHA

(5 points to be distributed to STR, DEX, and STA per completion of Quest 3 and what exercises I do over the course of the challenge. Tentatively +2 STR, +1 DEX, +2 STA)

 

Weekly Recaps:

Day Zero | Week One | Week Two | Week Three | Week Four | Week Five | Challenge Complete!

 

Mini-Challenges:

+1 STA earned!

+1 STR earned!

+1 WIS earned!

+1 CON earned!

+1 CHA earned!

 

Before Pictures:

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Measurements:

Waist: 27"

Waist @ Navel: 37"

Hips: 37.25"

Thigh: 21"

Calf: 14.75"

Bicep: 10.5"

Wrist: 5.75"

Neck: 12"

 

(I will not weigh myself because I do not care about that, or I'm trying to force myself not to care about that.)

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Awwwwwwwwwww yeah.  We are going to Ghibli it up this challenge.  I just wrote mine up SUPER QUICK as well.  Following for awesome!

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Awwwwwwwwwww yeah.  We are going to Ghibli it up this challenge.  I just wrote mine up SUPER QUICK as well.  Following for awesome!

 

YAY GHIBLI!! My love for Ghibli knows no bounds. ^_^ SO EXCITED!

 

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Ooooh, shiny and new. :D

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girl you are FAST!!! I can't even follow as quick as you scheme  :o wow

 

Will so cheer you on for happy body image and allowing yourself to experience the beauty and amazeball you are  :cheerful:

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Yasssssssss. ^_^

 

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(halp I'm starting to get addicted to gifs...)

 

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NO ONE CAN SAVE YOU NOW!!!!!

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Also following along for the stretching (ahhhhh stretching) and hairstyle/make up insanity!! WOOO!!

 

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girl you are FAST!!! I can't even follow as quick as you scheme  :o wow

 

Will so cheer you on for happy body image and allowing yourself to experience the beauty and amazeball you are  :cheerful:

 

To be honest, a lot of this has been planned out since last week/2 weeks ago, it was all a matter of getting the verbage and coding together, and tweaking things according to the end of last challenge. ^_^

 

Thanks!!!!! Glad to have you along for my journey again! :love_heart:

 

 

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NO ONE CAN SAVE YOU NOW!!!!!

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Also following along for the stretching (ahhhhh stretching) and hairstyle/make up insanity!! WOOO!!

 

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tbh the first couple of weeks are probably going to be very boring since it'll be all about the basics (because seriously, I don't know how to girl; all throughout elementary/middle/high school I so desperately wanted to be a tomboy even though I sucked at sports that I swore off the whole fancy hair and make-up thing entirely! My mother had to pin me to the wall to get me to wear make-up for my senior pictures and prom! ;;;;;;; ) but hopefully after that it'll get way more....... interesting. :lol:

 

 

All aboard for Miyazaki-inspired awesomeness!

 

Woot woot! Let's go!!!!!! :D

 

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tbh the first couple of weeks are probably going to be very boring since it'll be all about the basics (because seriously, I don't know how to girl; all throughout elementary/middle/high school I so desperately wanted to be a tomboy even though I sucked at sports that I swore off the whole fancy hair and make-up thing entirely! My mother had to pin me to the wall to get me to wear make-up for my senior pictures and prom! ;;;;;;; ) but hopefully after that it'll get way more....... interesting. :lol:

 

You sound a lot like me throughout my own childhood/teenagehood though in high school I ended up learning how to do some make up...

 

...because I was a big GOTH in highschool

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So yeah I feel ya for the most part.  I can still only do basics myself (and lol yeah no idea how to put on foundation or stuff like that) which is why I am intrigued and keen to see some pics :D

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You sound a lot like me throughout my own childhood/teenagehood though in high school I ended up learning how to do some make up...

 

...because I was a big GOTH in highschool

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So yeah I feel ya for the most part.  I can still only do basics myself (and lol yeah no idea how to put on foundation or stuff like that) which is why I am intrigued and keen to see some pics :D

 

:lol: I was a nerdy band geek/wannabe tomboy so... still no make-up, though my mother did win a small battle in getting me to wear Bare Escentuals foundation, so I have that at least? ;;; Mostly it'll be eye make-up I think I'll focus a lot on. Because 1) I can't do symmetry and 2) I don't like getting pointy things near my eyes  :o

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Ah, theatre make up. Thick liner, super red cheeks, lipsticks so bright it makes your eyes hurt. But it all evens out under the lights and from a distance. XD I remember those days...

 

I'm so glad that for Heidi I don't have to worry about too much make-up since the audience is going to be close; simple foundation and maybe a bit of lipstick should be fine. The hair though... so glad the craziest thing I have to do is this:

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instead of:

 

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And the side ponytail is kicking my ass enough! ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Seriously, so glad I was a teen in the 00's instead of the 80's! Don't think I'd have survived. :lol:

 

But Cabaret though.......... there won't be such a thing as too much make-up for that show, methinks!!

 

 

I'm following for the Ghibli gifs  :nevreness:

 

Yay!

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Yeah, I had to have the second picture for Heidi. ^^;;

 

A sidepony is relatively easy. The key is texturizing your hair (a little bit of tease goes a long way) and a good hairspray to catch the flyaways (spray some hairspray on a comb after you've secured the side pony, then comb towards the ponytail. Doesn't leave your hair feeling super hard and gives it a more polished look). The hardest part is if you have bangs with it, but you don't, so that's a plus.

 

I know way too much about this stuff, clearly. XD

 

And yeah, Cabaret make up will likely be super intense as it should be.

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Yeah, I had to have the second picture for Heidi. ^^;;

 

A sidepony is relatively easy. The key is texturizing your hair (a little bit of tease goes a long way) and a good hairspray to catch the flyaways (spray some hairspray on a comb after you've secured the side pony, then comb towards the ponytail. Doesn't leave your hair feeling super hard and gives it a more polished look). The hardest part is if you have bangs with it, but you don't, so that's a plus.

 

I know way too much about this stuff, clearly. XD

 

And yeah, Cabaret make up will likely be super intense as it should be.

 

Ugggggggh, that is teh suck. Why so crazy, 80's fashion???

 

I'll give it a try tonight, if I can make a pit stop at home to grab my hairspray. I should have just enough time in intermission + Heidi's monologue to do at least this much! (And no, not too much, this is good and I'm happy to pick your brain for tips on these things because seriously, very, very little experience in girl-ing over here!)

 

YUP. The make-up artist last summer said that she hoped I get into Cabaret so she could have fun with my face since she didn't have as much creative license with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. While this probably means I shouldn't have to worry about the make-up, she'll have 5-6 other Kit Kat Girls to do make up for possibly, as well as make-up for the Kit Kat Boys, as well as the leads (though it'll probably just be the Emcee and maybe Sally Bowles who'll need it of the principals), so I'm going to endeavor to make her life easier, at the very least! And I have no clue what the make-up will be like for Mikado. They already reassured us that only Katisha will have Kabuki-style make-up, but that alone automatically means that she'll get the majority of the make-up artist's time as opposed to the rest of us! 

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Ugggggggh, that is teh suck. Why so crazy, 80's fashion???

 

I'll give it a try tonight, if I can make a pit stop at home to grab my hairspray. I should have just enough time in intermission + Heidi's monologue to do at least this much! (And no, not too much, this is good and I'm happy to pick your brain for tips on these things because seriously, very, very little experience in girl-ing over here!)

 

YUP. The make-up artist last summer said that she hoped I get into Cabaret so she could have fun with my face since she didn't have as much creative license with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. While this probably means I shouldn't have to worry about the make-up, she'll have 5-6 other Kit Kat Girls to do make up for possibly, as well as make-up for the Kit Kat Boys, as well as the leads (though it'll probably just be the Emcee and maybe Sally Bowles who'll need it of the principals), so I'm going to endeavor to make her life easier, at the very least! And I have no clue what the make-up will be like for Mikado. They already reassured us that only Katisha will have Kabuki-style make-up, but that alone automatically means that she'll get the majority of the make-up artist's time as opposed to the rest of us! 

 

Hahaha. I'm not big on the girling, either. I just have the experience of understanding the theatre makeup and hair world. ^^;; But I will admit that I'm fairly good at eye makeup. :P

 

I remember our high school did Cabaret my freshman year - the make up was ridic. I always thought it would be fun to do makeup like that, but I would never want to actually wear it. XD 

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Hahaha. I'm not big on the girling, either. I just have the experience of understanding the theatre makeup and hair world. ^^;; But I will admit that I'm fairly good at eye makeup. :tongue:

 

I remember our high school did Cabaret my freshman year - the make up was ridic. I always thought it would be fun to do makeup like that, but I would never want to actually wear it. XD 

 

Fair enough! ^_^ And, ugh, eye make-up, I'd be less worried about doing any sort of make-up if it wasn't for the eyes. Mascara and eyeliner are scary! Pointy things that close to my eyeball... nopenopenopenopenope. Fears to overcome over the next few weeks!

 

Cabaret make-up has no real world application, but yeah, if there's any a show to experiment with globs and globs of make-up, it's this one. :lol:

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Soooo um.    Can I say I may be totally in crush with you?

 

First you Dragon Age me with your gamer awesomeness.   Now you're anime-ing it up?

 

 

I was a nerdy band geek/wannabe tomboy so... still no make-up,

Then you throw ^ this in, where I was a total tomboy that was in band and then went gamer geek nerd?

 

Um hi!    We should totally be forever friends now.  Yes.

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Following along, of course. :)

 

YAY! Glad to have you!! :love_heart:

 

 

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Woooooooooo!

 

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Soooo um.    Can I say I may be totally in crush with you?

 

First you Dragon Age me with your gamer awesomeness.   Now you're anime-ing it up?

 

Then you throw ^ this in, where I was a total tomboy that was in band and then went gamer geek nerd?

 

Um hi!    We should totally be forever friends now.  Yes.

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Forever friends, yesyesyes, because it's clear that we were meant to be~ :love_heart:

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