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Hi All. 

 

I've been a subscriber to nerd fitness for a long time but finally decided to jump in and join the rebellion. I'll post a longer "intro" over on Rebel Introductions. 

But I think I'm in the right place to get started with my first challenge. 

 

If so, here are my goals that I'll grade myself on. 

 

The big "life goal" is to become more well rounded and at peace.

 

6 week (ok 4 weeks now) goals: 

 

Exercise: Work out 4 x / week minimum. (2 cardio type / 2 strength)

By end, be able to do 8 controlled pull ups

 

 

Food. Eat Healthy, and start to learn about paleo. 

Limit alcohol to 5 drinks per week. 

Time Management: This is my worst attribute. I'm not sure how to create a smart goal around this.. I work for myself, so I haven't got anyone buy myself (and the fear of losing a client) to motivate me. How about "Log at least 20 billable hours into my time tracking software each week" 

 

Stress Management: Try to learn about Meditation and at least twice a week sit and try to meditate for at least 10 minutes each time. 

 

I like how we are encouraged to work on many aspects of our selves. 

 

Ok, so as i understand it. I can just come back and reply to this post with updates along the way. 

Next step... see if I can figure out minis. etc. 

 

Lots to learn. 

Wish me luck, and I'll try to be here for you all too. 

 

Red. 

 

 

 

 

Level: 2    Race: Human    Profession: Adventurer

STR: 2    DEX: 2    STA: 2  CON: 2    WIS: 2    CHA: 2

Waiting for next challenge to start

First Challenge (#40 - Adventurers)
 Goals:
 Workouts >5/wk, 8 Pullups, 20 Billable Hours/wk, Meditate 2x/wk, Keep drinks to <6/wk

 

 

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OK. I found the Minis forum, hit the spreadsheet, and joined the Cardio and Bodyweight Group. 

now, I don't know how to connect with my new team.. any pointers would be so very helpful. 

 

I'd better get to bed. Alarm goes off in less than 6 hours for my workout. 

 

(i'll have a goal of more sleep in a future challenge!) :-)

Level: 2    Race: Human    Profession: Adventurer

STR: 2    DEX: 2    STA: 2  CON: 2    WIS: 2    CHA: 2

Waiting for next challenge to start

First Challenge (#40 - Adventurers)
 Goals:
 Workouts >5/wk, 8 Pullups, 20 Billable Hours/wk, Meditate 2x/wk, Keep drinks to <6/wk

 

 

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Today's Workout: 

Went to my gym - 6am. (Monkey Bar Gym)

The work out was: 

Yoga - 15 mins

then. 

 

15 seconds on, 15 seconds rest x 10 sets of each: 

Push Ups  9 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 5 4 

Body Rows  8 8 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 5

Squats (25' medicine ball held under chin)  10 sets x 6 reps each

Leg Curls (evil little things for hamstrings) 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

Power Wheel Walking ... (walking on hands in upper push up position with feet strapped into a wheel). 

 

Then, since I had a coupon, bought a sugary latte on the way home (bad boy). That will be something to work on. At least I recognize it as a bad choice. 

 

Goal for rest of day. Eat healthy lunch and dinner. 

only 1 beer tonight, if any. 

 

(Tomorrow starts Craft Brew Week, which I'm a part of... so this week  might have a little more beer consumption than my goal). 

 

Level: 2    Race: Human    Profession: Adventurer

STR: 2    DEX: 2    STA: 2  CON: 2    WIS: 2    CHA: 2

Waiting for next challenge to start

First Challenge (#40 - Adventurers)
 Goals:
 Workouts >5/wk, 8 Pullups, 20 Billable Hours/wk, Meditate 2x/wk, Keep drinks to <6/wk

 

 

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Hello Davy,

 

I'm roaming the forums right now, checking out what people do for goals and quests and how they handle them... getting a feel for the different guilds. Reading your thread here I felt reminded of an article that helped me immensely not that long ago. Thought I'd share a link with you, couldn't hurt, right? So here it is.

 

Hope it helps you with your time management quest.

 

Best wishes for your path

Morag

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Saturday 4/25

 

The girls had a friend over last night, so for breakfast it was homemade sourdough pancakes. I had fewer than I normally would and still felt full. 

 

went to the group class today. It was hard. 

a Pyramid of 20/25/30/35/30/25/20 reps of these exercises... 

 

Skaters

Russian Twists

Log Jumps

Umpas

Burpees

 

I must do harder versions than other people, as many finished in 40 or 45 minutes. I ran out of time (50 minutes was the max) and had just finished the 2nd to last round. That's OK though. I was working hard, and that's what matters. 

 

Also volunteered at the church rummage sale, carrying heavy tables, etc during the clean up. Felt strong. 

and then ran around the yard getting wet as I turned on the lawn sprinklers for the summer. 

 

Tomorrow will be some yard work I suspect. 

Oh, and more "yard work" via a community service project at church (If I get to bed soon so i can get up and do that). 

 

Level: 2    Race: Human    Profession: Adventurer

STR: 2    DEX: 2    STA: 2  CON: 2    WIS: 2    CHA: 2

Waiting for next challenge to start

First Challenge (#40 - Adventurers)
 Goals:
 Workouts >5/wk, 8 Pullups, 20 Billable Hours/wk, Meditate 2x/wk, Keep drinks to <6/wk

 

 

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Hey guys. Quick check in. I did a body weight workout yesterday, with push-ups, pull ups, handstand push ups and body rows. There was a yoga warm up.

 

Today we did cardio... 5 rounds of 40 seconds filled by 20 seconds rest. 6 stations. 
Jump rope, burpees, med ball slams, kick outs, box jumps, bear crawl. 

Last night I attended a movie premier of a documentary type craft beer industry in Montana. I had only one beer. I could have easily ordered another if not for my commitment to this round. Hurray for accountability buddies! 

 

I'm getting a late start on work today but hope to get in my 4 hours billable for the day. Starting NOW. 

Level: 2    Race: Human    Profession: Adventurer

STR: 2    DEX: 2    STA: 2  CON: 2    WIS: 2    CHA: 2

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First Challenge (#40 - Adventurers)
 Goals:
 Workouts >5/wk, 8 Pullups, 20 Billable Hours/wk, Meditate 2x/wk, Keep drinks to <6/wk

 

 

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Hi, checking in to see how you are doing. Also, realized that although I thought I subbed you, I hadn't, but fixed that.

I'll be watching for you to post again. . .

 

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Level: 3    Race: Wood Elf

STR: 4    DEX: 4    STA: 5 CON: 4    WIS: 4    CHA: 5

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Bodyweight Workout 3X per week (1of 18 total)

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Cardio 2X per week (1 of 12 total)

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30 Days of Yoga - Day 7 Completed

 

 

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Hi to all following my progress here. 
Quick update. 
I had a week off last week, as my wife was in the hospital for most of it, and I was by her side. She's home now, resting, minus an appendix that had turned to the dark side. 

 

We put our gym membership on hold while she recovers, so I'm working out in our home gym. (dumbells, pull up bar, pushups, squats plus recumbent bike and treadmill. 

 

I'll be taking the dog for lots of walks too for the walking mini challenge. 

 

I'm looking for ideas of other home workout options. I know there is the body weight workout. But other options are welcome. 

 

I did 5 pull ups about a week ago. and 8 chin ups yesterday. I don't know if I'll get to my goal of 8 traditional pull ups.. but I'm over half way there. 

 

For my meditation goal, I'm trying, but need some help. I've signed up for a meditation class, but it starts on the 20th. So I may not get full points for that one... 

 

As for the less beer quest... it certainly helps me choose not to drink a beer every night, but I would not say I'm very excited about doing well on this goal. I don't know why I even set it. Feels like I'm giving it up for lent. 

 

Finally, the billable hours deal. This is the hardest. Still needs work. But I'm doing a bit better on tracking my time. This one will have to be repeated. It will get my lowest score during the challenge. 

Level: 2    Race: Human    Profession: Adventurer

STR: 2    DEX: 2    STA: 2  CON: 2    WIS: 2    CHA: 2

Waiting for next challenge to start

First Challenge (#40 - Adventurers)
 Goals:
 Workouts >5/wk, 8 Pullups, 20 Billable Hours/wk, Meditate 2x/wk, Keep drinks to <6/wk

 

 

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Doing well considering all that's been happening. I've getting in regards home workouts but missed yesterday. I will make it up today. Eating is good. I showed great restraint the other day when I said no to cake at the office I sometimes work at.

I need to keep on the pull ups to reach my challenge goal. Beers are on track, and tracking my time is getting better and better. I would say meditation is still my worst performance. Tried to use a YouTube video yesterday to meditate as I was really stressed. It crashed my computer, causing even more stress. Lol.

Kids are away this weekend, so I hope to do some rest and relaxation.

Level: 2    Race: Human    Profession: Adventurer

STR: 2    DEX: 2    STA: 2  CON: 2    WIS: 2    CHA: 2

Waiting for next challenge to start

First Challenge (#40 - Adventurers)
 Goals:
 Workouts >5/wk, 8 Pullups, 20 Billable Hours/wk, Meditate 2x/wk, Keep drinks to <6/wk

 

 

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