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I forgot about the challenge! I'm late to the game! I'm really busy right now so the first challenge, I'm going to focus on building my flexibility. I want to do better backbends and full splits. I'll post pics of my status later tonight along with my full plan.

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"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."  ~ Theodore Rosevelt

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Another future assassin here. I'm jealous of your backbending skill. I'm always afraid my arms won't catch me. I'd LOVE to be able to do back walk-overs though 

Faedra the level 1 Lycan 
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Oh, I have a lot of work to do! I have lost nearly all confidence in backbends. My bridge shows how tight my shoulders and back have become.

Class/Profession: Human Assassin wannabe

Current Abilities: None yet

Current Challenge: Grinding

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."  ~ Theodore Rosevelt

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I just realized... my initial post said better back bends but I meant to say do back bends and get better bridges:(. That what happens when you are in a hurry. But hell yeah walk over back bends! Next 6 weeks baby!

Class/Profession: Human Assassin wannabe

Current Abilities: None yet

Current Challenge: Grinding

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."  ~ Theodore Rosevelt

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Mini Quest! Are my quest SMART!

 

  1. s your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable?  Its reasonable in that I can do it, but it will likely take longer than six week to get full splits. I am confident I can achieve a back bend.

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? I only have 2 quests :numbness: . These quests are purposely "light" because life is pretty hectic right now and these quest are flexible (Ha! get it! Flexible!) 

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? They are realistic in that I can certainly maintain the schedule for stretching to improve flexibility, but it's unlikely I'll get full splits.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? I'm gonna have to eyeball it. But with pics, I think I can see if I make any progress.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€?  My grade will be a good ole college method. Every day I fail to complete my stretches, I'll lose 3 points on my grade. A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, F=69-0. If I see no progress after all that stretching, I'll cry.

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? Yikes! Idk. Stretch what ain't hurt or move to a diet based quest.

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? I can stretch all those days. :playful: 

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? I don't see how.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? I'm going to be doing much of the stretching in my office. It's really helpful to take 10-15 mins every hour - hour and a half (after bathroom breaks) to stretch and do some light body weight activities. Getting a good workout in has been difficult lately. I'm stretched then, so little bits here and there until my schedule opens up.

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? Oh, I'm totally trying to save the world... But for reals, I have various career goals, I'm trying to get better at focusing on my goals and being more organized, working a lot to pay off some debt, some exciting home projects are on the horizon, get to where I eat my yard, spend the summer doing some serious soul searching, help several family members that have come on some tough times, set myself up to be a major supporting structure for family that need the help, raise some responsible kids, be a better wife to the best husband ever and maybe relax some here and there. You know, the world. All in due time :pride: 

Class/Profession: Human Assassin wannabe

Current Abilities: None yet

Current Challenge: Grinding

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."  ~ Theodore Rosevelt

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Welcome to the Rebellion!  With your current goals and interests, you've attracted the attention of the Assassins' Guild.... but don't worry, I'm here in a supportive capacity!  Even if you ultimately don't join us, we'd love to help you along on your journey, and there are a lot of people working on goals similar to yours within our black-clad ranks...


 


If you think you might like to check us out, I hope you'll come by the Assassins' Den chat and say hello!  We're very welcoming killers-in-black, really.      ;)  You can also check out the Assassin Guild Info & Announcements for more info about what's going on with the guild.  We also have our handy Assassin Phonebook, which will allow you to find people who are working on similar skills to yours.  And though we may be the bodyweight guild, we're also a guild of extreme variety - we do a bit of everything!


 


Additionally, if you like what you see, I encourage you to go introduce yourself on the Level 1 Assassin Initiates Q&A/Chat thread as well!  There are a lot of fun people hanging out as they consider whether to join us - and you can make new friends, ask questions of guild leadership, post awesome gifs (we wouldn't be Assassins without gif parties) and more!  I hope to see you there soon.


 


If you ever need anything, feel free to PM me or catch my attention by quoting one of my posts.  Otherwise, I or one of my colleagues will be stopping by to check in on you and celebrate your successes as the challenge goes on.  Now get out there and crush those goals!


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Hi Starsapart! I have already been and am eager to join your ranks!

This weekend was the first home and free in a while so house work and kids got my attention. I am becoming quite good at squeezing stretch time in bits and pieces. TV time becomes hip and shoulder opener time, gardening give me the opportunity to stretch my low back and legs when I'm bending over to weed and plant seeds. Throughout the weekend, windows were cleaned, fridge was wiped out, bedding washed, floors swept and mopped, laundry ALL done, cabinets cleaned, kitchen dusted and my husband even started digging the area for a retainer wall and I started a craft project that will hopefully upcycle some old material and make me some cash! Very productive this weekend😅. But somehow, the house is messy right now😠. Oh well.

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"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."  ~ Theodore Rosevelt

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I found an interesting chart to work towards splits. I'll give it a shot and see how this works:)

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"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."  ~ Theodore Rosevelt

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What a great goal! I've never had much luck with splits, but it would feel so good to manage them. That chart looks like it will be helpful in getting you there. 

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Very nice!  Middle splits are tough (I can't do them, myself, only front).

 

Have you seen any progress so far?

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Nice posts! You inspired me to do some extra stretching today. Keep up the awesome!

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“A human should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, work alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.â€

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Currently I am not seeing progress, but I honestly don't see myself getting any splits in the challenge anyway. I have never been able to do splits and now I'm in my mid 30s, so I assume it will take a while before I have them down. Anything will help. I never posted my middle split starting point. Let me see if I can find that pick...

Class/Profession: Human Assassin wannabe

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Current Challenge: Grinding

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."  ~ Theodore Rosevelt

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Ok, here are my middle splits currently. So as you can see, I have a long way together. Also I have a friend that is a yoga teacher and she said shoulders are super hard to get worked out. So I have quite a bit of work ahead of me, but this challenge is simple for me to comply with since I can do a lot of my stretches in my office during work. I am anticipating doing them for a while.

 

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"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."  ~ Theodore Rosevelt

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So, no stretching today:(. I had a meeting during my work hours and had to work 2 different jobs today. I'm really stiff from P90X legs and back too:(. It would have felt so good.

 

Oh well, I'm going to pick up where I left off tomorrow. After this week, semester ends (!), also another class I was attending will be completed so I can have some work relief. 

Class/Profession: Human Assassin wannabe

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Current Challenge: Grinding

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."  ~ Theodore Rosevelt

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It can be really hard to juggle school and health. Sounds like you're doing exactly what you should be. Do it when you can and don't beat yourself up if you miss a day. :) 

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You don't get better at anything unless you start doing it.

Being alive is heckn swell. 

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Hey!  You haven't posted in awhile so I wanted to see if you were doing okay!  How goes your goals?

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-Robert Heinlein 

 

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