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Hey, I'm Josh, and this is my second challenge!   I like road bikes, but I live in the city and I own a mountain bike, so it's really more of a mountain bike on a road. :redface:  I also love bodyweight exercises, but I have a really hard time getting out of bed and consistently doing it.  The only time I have available to workout is the morning because I'm still in college (MY LAST SEMESTER!!!) I live an active lifestyle and my job requires a lot of energy, as my career demands physical fitness (I work in the theatre, so actually, my name is currently Jack Raymon.  Detective Jack Raymon).  I joined the rebellion because I really want a community that pushes me to stay fit and to improve my body.  I want to be able to dance and spend an entire day working (for example, at a Renaissance Festival) without being utterly exhausted by the end.  I want to feel good about my body and to feel confident in my skin.


 


Main Quest:


Be able to do a 15-second freestanding handstand by Graduation (May 24).


 


Quest 1:


Handstands


Practice for 5 Minutes, 6 days a week.


Measurement: 36 workouts by May 24, 30 workouts, 24 workouts


Reward: +3 DEX +2 STR, +2 DEX +1 STR, +1 DEX


 


Quest 2:


TMNT Workout


30 minutes a day, 3 days a week.  


Measurement: 18 total workouts by May 24, 12 workouts, 6 workouts


Reward: +3 STR +2 STA, +2 STA + 1 STR, +1 STR


 


Quest 3:


Cardio


Bike for 5 miles or Run for 3 miles, 2 days a week.


Measurement: 12 total workouts by May 24, 6 workouts, 3 workouts


Reward: +3 STA, +2 STA, +1 STA


 


Life Quest:


Wake-up RIGHT after alarm, encourage others and talk about fitness with people!


Measurement:  7 days a week, 5 days a week, 3 days a week.


Reward: +2 CHA, +2 WIS;  +1 CHA, +1 WIS; +0.5 CHA, +0.5 WIS


 


 


Motivation 


I want to be fit and healthy for my job so I'm not always exhausted.  I want to have more energy for the day and to do all sorts of fun things without being too tired.  I want to look good for my girlfriend and be able to carry her easily.  I want to feel good about my body and how I'm taking care of it.  I want to feel confident.


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Joshua |  Level 2 Half-Elf Assassin


STR 4  |  DEX 1  |  STA 9  |  CON 0  |  WIS 3  |  CHA 3  


"He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done and he did it." -Edgar A. Guest


"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.  Don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love." -Galatians 5:13


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Congrats on your second challenge, and super congrats on the upcoming graduation! Something that might help you during work days is to take an extra 30 seconds when you hit the restroom and stretch/do a quick exercise. I've been caught by coworkers doing wall pushups and lunges in the restroom, and they look at me oddly, but it helps perk you up and get your whole body moving. (Just a thought). 

 

I'm joining you on the handstands, but for now I can't even get a plank to 60 seconds. Good luck, you can do it!

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Manarelle the Level 56 Amazon Assassin

Challenges: 1-1011-2021-3031-4041-50, 51-60, Current

 

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Thanks, Manarelle!  I'll remember that!  I think that will help me stay limber. :)  

Keep practicing that plank!  If you go for as long as you can and then take a 1 minute break and then go again, you'll start seeing results in just a few days! You can do it too!! 

Joshua |  Level 2 Half-Elf Assassin


STR 4  |  DEX 1  |  STA 9  |  CON 0  |  WIS 3  |  CHA 3  


"He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done and he did it." -Edgar A. Guest


"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.  Don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love." -Galatians 5:13


My First Challenge


My Second Challenge


My Current Challenge

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Hey there, Rabbit! Your do-it to-it-ivity is contagious! I just practiced handstands against a wall for the first time last night. ;D Keep up the great work (out)! 

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Stats: Steve gave me 1 Wisdom!! I feel so cool... 


(> * *)> My first challenge <(* *<)


"The Lord doesn't justify, He redeems."


and 


"Life isn't fair, highness. Anyone who says anything different is trying to sell you something." 

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Hey, Munny! One week down, how's it going?

Well, here's the news:

Unfortunately, at the end of last week, I pinched a nerve in my lower back because of a muscle I pulled in my butt last fall.  This means that I have had a lot of pain in my back.  Thus, I've been barely able to walk, and as such, exercise.  I have been doing pushups, pullups, stretches, and various other small body exercises to keep myself moving, but it's been a really frustrating week for this to happen, because I just started the 6-week challenge, AND a theatre production I'm acting in opened yesterday.

I've only done 2 days of cardio and  2 days of TMNT, with 3 more days of small body exercises to replace the others...  It's been rough. :/

But on the plus side, I'm getting better at waking up to my alarm on time!  

Joshua |  Level 2 Half-Elf Assassin


STR 4  |  DEX 1  |  STA 9  |  CON 0  |  WIS 3  |  CHA 3  


"He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done and he did it." -Edgar A. Guest


"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.  Don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love." -Galatians 5:13


My First Challenge


My Second Challenge


My Current Challenge

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Alright, so even though this is a bit overdue, here are the final tallies for my 6-week challenge!  And I DID finish it! 

 

Main Quest:

Be able to do a 15-second freestanding handstand by Graduation (May 24).

:neglected: (FAILED)  :miserable: 

 

Quest 1:

Handstands

Practice for 5 Minutes, 6 days a week.

Measurement20 Workouts

Reward:  +1 DEX

 

Quest 2:

TMNT Workout

30 minutes a day, 3 days a week.  

Measurement12 workouts

Reward+2 STA + 1 STR

 

Quest 3:

Cardio

Bike for 5 miles or Run for 3 miles, 2 days a week.

Measurement12 total workouts by May 24

Reward+3 STA

 

Life Quest:

Wake-up RIGHT after alarm.

Measurement:  5 days a week

Reward: +1 CHA, +1 WIS

 

 

Due to the unfortunate things that happened to me during this challenge, I didn't do as well as I hoped.  With a pinched nerve, a pulled muscle, and a car accident (resulting in a broken car and me having to bike to school), it was a tough 6 weeks.  My handstand practice brought me no gains, since my back stopped me from doing much.  I will reset this goal to be by the end of the summer.  I am proud to know that I completed all of the cardio and improved significantly on my waking up at my alarm (although it's still not consistent).  The next challenge will be even better! :)

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Joshua |  Level 2 Half-Elf Assassin


STR 4  |  DEX 1  |  STA 9  |  CON 0  |  WIS 3  |  CHA 3  


"He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done and he did it." -Edgar A. Guest


"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.  Don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love." -Galatians 5:13


My First Challenge


My Second Challenge


My Current Challenge

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Better late than never, congrats on completing all your quests! 

 

I'm still having problems with the handstands, too. It's funny how handstands were no big thing when you're a kid, but after you stop doing them for a while...

 

Keep at it, we'll get there!

Manarelle the Level 56 Amazon Assassin

Challenges: 1-1011-2021-3031-4041-50, 51-60, Current

 

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