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Here I'm Daikaiju, other places I'm Stalking Slasher, and I'm here to Start and Finish this challenge!!! Starting base lines; I'm 5'5", weigh 158lbs, get tired after 10 push ups (though I can force my way through more, not as well), and at this point call it quits after 6 laps of the road biking loop I ride with my neice (25.7 miles) and I'm usually completely out of breath afterward. So here goes nothing!!!

Main Quest: I'd like to attend sparring at my Kung Fu school without being severely winded by the end (I have problems with my stamina, partly due to failure to pace myself properly, not attending, just not taking better care of myself, if I can get my general fitness up I know I'll do better, I did do better once so I know it's possible! So that's my main goal)

Quest 1: I'll tackle my diet on a whole, with 6 minimum healthy meals (approximately 2 days of healthy eating per week) and keep track with MyFitnessPal

Quest 2: Work on my stamina!!! I'll be doing at least 3 one hour activities a week. One of which will be attending the sparring class no matter how poorly I percive myself to be doing.

Quest 3: I will drink no soda for the duration of this challenge. I don't drink much any way any more, so this will be a conscious exercise in making healthier choices.

Life Quest: I will set aside 10 minutes of each morning and evening to cleaning while playing music to keep away the monotony. (The one thing I really don't like doing much of, but is necessary for normal function, and to keep all the little bugs away!)

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Thanks Brianne, I'm taking the idea from a book I read a while ago '8 Minute Organizer' or something similar... The idea is to take 8 minutes and just clean one area, just buckle down for 8 minutes and when that's up that's it, just stop. I figured I have time in the morning/evening that I sit around watching YouTube so I can take my unproductive time and do something with it.

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Check in for today: kept within the calorie target from MyFitnessPal (even if I had a slice of pizza with water), got one of my workouts in biked a ways out of my usual loop with my brother & niece, took us up a huge hill... But I climbed it! No matter how slow I did it, and without stopping!!!! A good start. Gonna do my best to keep it going. Anyone on Strava? I'm Stalking Slasher there. ^_^ Keep going everyone!!!!

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Check in for today: kept within the calorie target from MyFitnessPal (even if I had a slice of pizza with water), got one of my workouts in biked a ways out of my usual loop with my brother & niece, took us up a huge hill... But I climbed it! No matter how slow I did it, and without stopping!!!! A good start. Gonna do my best to keep it going. Anyone on Strava? I'm Stalking Slasher there. ^_^ Keep going everyone!!!!

Woot Woot! Great job on that hill! 

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And I'm back for today's check in people!!! Feeling good! Kept to the good calories today, and came in under the calorie recommendation from MyFitnessPal. Praise be to the veggies!!! Cooked a pretty awesome chicken curry tonight that will keep me in leftovers for the next few days. Rest day for exercise, but tomorrow will be BRUTAL... Gonna do my best though. Peace out! Keep it up everybody!!!

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Check in day 3: Holy crap!!! Sparring... So much intensity... Thank the gods the instructors love me (the one teaching 'fell down in shock' that I was actually staying instead of skipping as usual). I know imma be feeling it tomorrow, thankfully nothing that couldn't take it got hit... Only my thigh and arms. Good day! I remembered once I get past my own fear of it I DO have some fun with the whole thing. I stayed in my range for calories, and kept to the good stuff! Yay!!! Another day down!!! Cue 'Another One Bites the Dust', 'scuse me while I celebrate. ^_^

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Welcome, Daikaiju! Looks like things are going awesome for you so far... hope your sparring recovery is quick :) Focusing on stamina is nice 'cause, as you've figured out... you just gotta show up!

 

Feel free to check out the Monks' guild for some martial arts-style support—you can introduce yourself in the chat thread if you'd like! I think we have some fellow kung fu practitioners who will identify themselves :)

level 4 medusa monk


STR 6 | STA 5 | DEX 5 | CON 6 | WIS 6 | CHA 4


challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (current)


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Day 4 check in!!! Well... I did have a soda at BJ's, at least it was one of their ones made with beet sugar and not HFCS (done my best to avoid that stuff for a good while now). Not gonna beat myself up over that. Food wise I did alright. A little over my calorie goal via MyFitnessPal... Damn tortillas! Won't make that mistake again. Ya learn something new every day! ^_^ Keep it up people!!! Stay strong for the weekend!!!!

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Hello Dauikaiju and welcome to NerdFitness!  You're starting out very well.  Congrats on hitting your sparring class this week!  Sounds like you have cool instructors too :-)

 

I'm one of the ambassadors for the Monk's guild.  We keep an eye out for people who may wish to join our guilds and help out with the Recruits.  Many of the martial artists and fighters hang out with us.  Many of us also cross-train with other fitness types (running, weight lifting, bodyweight strength training).  If you'd like, please feel welcome to drop by the Monk's Courtyard.  I'll be keeping an eye on your thread.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything!

Behave yourself, badly if necessary.
 

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Judo - Shodan

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Late day 5 check in. ^_^' Stayed on target for food and came in under my calorie goal. I got a good if excruciating ride in... My brother is EVIL incarnate when taking my niece and I on new rides. Slightly sad though, my Strava had crashed just after I started it and didn't record half my ride. Made sure it started when I checked at our half way break, still didn't load things quite right. Though I manually adjusted the data that got sent to MyFitnessPal, good thing about riding with others! ^_^

Thanks Teirin, I'll be sure to check it out. Yeah, cross training is something that's been offered at my school before, might add that to the next challenge (very intense cross training very early in the morning) I do have a tendency to forget how much fun the other people and instructors make the classes, just takes a little suffering through it to remember. Yeah, the instructors I have are amazing , I've known half of them since I was 13 so it feels like family a little.

Shynnee! Thanks for the check in! Yeah, good dark beers are amazing every now and then. I'm actually looking at how things break down more closely to see if I'll be on target or if I need to rethink things for a better option. Going pretty well so far!

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Another late check in. Day 6: Didn't do much cleaning in house, but I spent plenty of time weeding my garden, and helping my dad ready his for transplanting strawberry plants from mine. That took a good hour or so. Stayed on track with the foods. Though I saw a pretty disappointing movie, Unfriended had the potential to be good but didn't deliver. The only movie worse was Lazarus Effect, total let down. :( Why the movies suck this year?!?!

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Spazzz!!! Day 8&9 check in: Yep I haz a spazz brain people. But I'm back!

So no work outs on account of weather, work, and lack of workout partners. Making up for that tomorrow, going for a run and its that day of week again... Sparring... Pray I survive? T-T Yeah, much anxiety associated with that class.

In other news, been sticking to the calorie goals and even cooked ahead for some of the week! Yay!!! I don't have to cook so much!!!

Yep... Looking pretty good. Is anyone else excited for Jurassic World?!?! Can't come soon enough!!! Hoping they did a great job...

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Days 10 & 11: Sparring last night was really good. I was fairly happy since we focused on the people participating in the tournament so the rest of us had a little bit of an easier time. I apparently did fairly well, though I did get cracked across my lower back with a kick (still feeling that today). Man... How wrecked I feel today... Spent as much time as I could sleeping, still tired and sore as hell.

Hope you guys out there are feeling better than me today!

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Day 12: The bruises are starting to show, though some are too deep I can feel them. Didn't want to do much, but I made myself go for a walk seeing as I wasn't feeling up to much more. My dog seemed to love it though, glad I went when I did, it's raining right now. Keeping to my calorie goals, and making sure they're the healthy ones. Feeling so tired still...

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So before I forget again... Days 13-17: Hit a major stumbling block Monday while riding with my niece and brother (shall now be referred to as The TM) crashed in the perfect example of Murphy's Law... I'll now be relying on my left hand to grab the water bottle while cycling so I can use the breaks and avoid crashing again. As it stands I have a rather nice assortment of road rash along my right leg, forearm, and shoulder. Could have been worse, but it still hurts enough that I've been convinced sparring tonight is a very bad idea... I'm still going for a more toned down lesson, but I'm currently denied free range of my arm movement... Sucks not being able to lift my arm above my shoulder without feeling the scabs cracking... Ugh!!! Also knocks out most other activities while the scabs are proving temperature sensitive, big differences give me enough pain that I wish I could pull a Sub-Zero and rip out a spine. Yes... Strangely that mental image makes me feel a little better. ^_^ I am managing the other goals quite well. Even if I can't do any heavy lifting or anything, I can still find things to do. Looks like I'll be getting quite a bit of walking in. See you guys later!!!!

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Spazz!!!! Yep. Finally back. Ugh... Why do people suddenly want to be around me when I only have the patience for an hour or so? Well been sticking to the healthy eating, aside from Sunday... TMBG concert, pizza, and couple beers... No regrets. ^_^

Teirin, thanks for the advice! I use epsom salts when I know I'll be feeling it later. My Seifu also gave me that advice a while ago, and it works! I've heard about foam rollers... Though, confused as hell as to how to use them. Might be the next thing I look into.

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Well... My working out goal is a giant fail... Especially since my uncle died on Tuesday night... Been 'on call' for any members of my family in case they need anything. So everything's really screwy right now. Just doing my best to eat healthy, kinda hard when everyone's just going to the 'comfort' foods...

Is it bad that all I want to do is hide in my cave (read; house) and avoid everyone 'til the funeral? The only alternative I want to do is punch people in the face... Ugh... The headaches... The struggle is real right now.

T-T

Maybe next week I'll have better news to check in with.

You guys & gals hang in there!!! Do your best! Especially for the few of us who are apparently the b*tches of Murphey's Law.

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Sorry for your loss. No, it's not bad. Handling grief is very personal and this is your way. You're supporting family anyway and doing the best you can, under the circumstances. Life always comes first. Take care of yourself, take care of family, and get back to the other things when you can. We'll still be here to help then.

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Behave yourself, badly if necessary.
 

Current Challenge

Judo - Shodan

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