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BlackTezcas' 4th Trial: An Artsy, Geeky Amazon Must Train and Smell the Roses

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THE THREADS ARE UP ALREADY?! 

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Dang it!  That means it's time to get to work-Oh wait this doesn’t start until June 8th…Oh well!  I’m posting this anyways!

 

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Ya’ll probably know who I am already.  If not WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!  :tongue:

 

I'm BlackTezca, a generally loud, gif addicted, game addicted, movie addicted, anime-addicted, whatever addicted big old NERD.  I already have my fourth challenge ready to go, though thanks to the longer break, I have some time to think on this challenge and tweak it before it starts.  However, pretty sure this is how it’ll go!

 

Just in case some of you are crazy enough to forget about me; I have several lovely links of my exploits, including my introductory From Lurker to (Newb) Rebel!, the interim and still awesome BlackTezca's Daily Battle Towards Feline Greatness, and of course the latest platinum selling hit BlackTezcas' 3rd Trial: An Artsy, Geeky Amazon Must FIGHT...In STYLE!

 

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Of course, all of these challenge are just working up to the final goal.  The award that is nearing ever so closer to me, the glowing light at the end of the tunnel…

 

My Main Quest is to be as POWERFUL and BATTLE READY as Wonder Woman

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So now that have that out of the way, let’s get down to business and check out my planned Side Quests!!  This time I’m getting creative with names :D.  You know...actually using my theme instead of having an excuse for more gifs!

 

Fight Like Kamui: Do a kickboxing workout twice a week, preferably with Easton.

Details: It’s time to get a bit more serious about kickboxing!  Since I have a school, I need to utilize it as well as practice what I learn!  Now, just in case something happens (class is CANCELLED for instance, basement renovation takes over EVERYTHING, etc), I will also do kickboxing workout at home to make up for it.  I do aim for two classes a week, but I’ll keep myself sane and flexible for this instead.

Contingencies:  No Contigencies: Since I am counting the kickboxing workouts I do at home, this gives me a little more flexibility if I miss one of the two days I want to give myself for kickboxing in class.  I should be able to make at least one class per week as well.

Tracking: I'll be tracking the workouts using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated as well.

Grading:

A for Kickboxing Workouts twice a week (one must be a class) ( 3 Dex 2 Str )

B for Kickboxing Workouts once a week (must be a class) ( 2 Dex 1 Str )

F for all else

 

Don’t Eat like Gintoki: Don’t binge!  Don’t eat a crap ton of sweets!  CHEAT LESS!

Details: Ugh…so… I guess it’s’ time to be mindful ALL days of the week.  I have been a bit more lenient on myself last challenge since I didn’t have a food quest, but that has slowed down progress and since I already workout 5 to 6 times a week, an hour each workout (or more) and I now do kickboxing, that means watching my fooding and drinking.  Both of which I love but need to be kept in check.

 

Using a combo of MFP and this handy calculator with this IIFYM calculator, I have calculated that I need to eat about 1467 (aggressive weight loss) to  1834 (maintaining) calories a day to lose a pound of week as someone in between moderately active to very active.  That is quite doable.  Throwing more from IIFYM, I need to eat 148 - 239 carb grams, 103 protein grams, 52 fat grams, and 26 - 32 fiber grams a day.  I'll keep those values in mind while I’ll again aim for eating below the carb and sugar limit on MFP (ESPECIALLY YOU SUGAR) while not caring if I go above my fat (even the 52 fat limit) and protein limit (which I hardly do, thus I need more protein).

 

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The hard part is…I will aim to do this EVERY DAY OF THIS CHALLENGE, giving myself a few days where realistically I may bingecheat (Top Taco Denver Festival.  Tacos.  Tequila.  I’m screwed that day).

Contingencies: This always has contingencies.  I need to be flexible in how much calories I allow.  To maintain, I calculated that I need about 1936 calories a day as a moderate to very active short woman, which is a fair amount of calories.  If I eat to that amount or slightly over (2100) and I’m not like crazy over my sugar, I shouldn’t be too hard on myself.  However, I know I tend to eat sweets and drink more during the ‘cheat’ days I give myself and thus I go WAY over that.  Therefore, I need to be quite mindful when I’m out and about.  A lot more than I have been.

Tracking: I'll be tracking the food and cheats using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread will be updated with my diet changes and plans.

Grading:

A for <= 6 Cheat days this challenge   ( 2 Con 1 Wis)

B for <= 8 Cheat days this challenge   ( 1 Con 1 Wis)

C for <= 10 Cheat days this challenge ( 1 Con )

F for all else

 

Sleep like Sogo: ENFORCE THE SLEEP POLICY

Details: So a while back, I enforced a sleep policy:  My alarm for the morning starts at 6 am.  If I’m not in bed by 11:15 pm, the alarm is set to 6:15 am.  If I am still not in bed by 11:30 pm, the alarm is set to 6:30 am, etc.  For each 15 minute chunk I am not in bed, the alarm is moved later to the morning by a 15 minutes.  Thus I have a moving, flexible sleep policy which is working better than trying to enforce a bedtime.  I still want to get up earlier, but this is flexible and thus better than a bedtime.

Contingencies: No contingencies.  I need the bloody sleep.  It must be enforced.

Tracking: This thread only.  Not sure how to track it elsewhere for accountability

Grading:

A for 28 to 31 days of enforcement ( 2 Con 1 Cha)

B for 25 to 27 days of enforcement ( 2 Con )

C for 22 to 24 days of enforcement ( 1 Con )

F for all else

 

 

Don’t be like Housen: GO OUTSIDE!  SMELL THE ROSES!

Details: Housen is not a fun of the sun, being a Yato, and is kinda dick for it. I work out a lot inside and I don’t really do a ton of outdoor activities.  I’m not taking about just fitness, but even fun stuff like check out festivals, or explore a park, take a hike, etc.  So I’m making this my life quest for the challenge.  I would like to do some kind of activity (short walk, visit an outdoor event, etc) at least three times a week in the outdoors.

Contingencies: THE WEATHER!  If it’s down pouring every day of the week, of course I won’t go outside cause I won’t have the sun.  This is unfortunate and out of my control.  I hope that I have most days that are beautiful to really enjoy this life quest.

Tracking: I'll be tracking the outdoor activities using MyFitnessPal ( username BlackTezca ) and this lovely thread!

Grading:

A for 3 days a week of SUNSHINE ( 1 Con 1 Sta )

B for 2 days a week of SUNSHINE ( 1 Sta )

F for all else

 

 

Practice like Shinpachi: Shinpachi practices his sword art (sometimes.  He’s still a weak fighter) and I need to practice on some artsy stuff!  Identify five items to improve upon when it comes to art. Practice (sketch, full painting, etc) on those items!

Details: There are a few things I noticed in my art that need some work.

  1. HANDS!  I HATE HANDS!  I HATE EM!  But I need to work on them
  2. Poses!  Sometime I use the same boring static poses.  I want to work on dynamism in my characters.
  3. Perspective.  Ugh…this sucks.  I need to work on this though.  Along with adding dynamism in poses, I need to practice some perspective in backgrounds and sizes, and etc.
  4. Varying character designs.  I have a lot of SAME face going on in my work.  Need to work on this.
  5. Speed.  I’m slow.  I simply take too long with some of my pieces.  I need to speed up on my work.  So this would be a good time to do some 15 to 30 minute prompt work.

Contingencies: Well this time I’ll be practicing on some of my weaknesses, so I’ll be doing more sketching work than actual painting which should take up less time.  This will be more than just weekly practice depending on the topic of the week.  Hopefully nothing blocks me or brings me down so I can keep at it.

Tracking: I have an art Tumblr and I also have a DeviantArt (WATCH ME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY).  I'll use those for tracking and on a weekly basis...like a weekly update or something, I'll post art on this thread.  Though for this challenge, considering it’s sketch work, maybe more often than weekly.

Grading:

A for 5 items practiced, denoted by at least 1 sketch piece per item  ( 2 Wis, 1 Cha )

B for 4 items practiced, denoted by at least 1 sketch piece per item  ( 2 Wis )

C for 3 items practiced, denoted by at least 1 sketch piece per item  ( 1 Wis )

F for all else

 

Here are my beginning measurements for this challenge!  This may change by June 8th, but hey, that might a mean a bigger loss in some inches or partial inches!  I’m down for that!

 

Starting Measurements:
  Date: 05/23/2015 @ 11am
  Weight: 130.6
  ***Body Fat***: 24.91
  Waist: 23.5
  Waist @ Navel: 24
  Hips: 35.5
  Neck: 12
  Chest: 33
  Left Bicep: 10
  Right Thigh: 16.5
  Wrist: 6                                                                    
  Forearm: 9                                                              

 

This is a jam packed challenge!  I’m back to five side quests!  The art challenge is a little lighter this time around, which is good, cause once again that was one of the tougher quests!  However despite how ‘easy’ the art quest seems, I make up for it in that food quest…UGH!!  I must fight back everyday against my urges to binge on sugar and decrease the cheat days.  That will be quite hard considering several factors (Top Taco Denver, MIL’s birthday along that same week), but as long I can be mindful of my eating, I should be fine).

 

I’m a little bit scared though.

 

Just a tad.

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WISH ME LUCK!!!!

 

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Yeeeaaaaahhh!!!

 

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(ps don't eat bread)

 

DANG you have got this challenge CHOCK FULL OF AWESOME GOALS!!!  I am hype to cheer you on and watch you.... CLOBBER 'EM!!

 

( Also Top Taco sounds like something that would resonate with my joy...)

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Yeaaaaaah!!

Subbed and all! I hope to be slightly more present from Week 2 of the challenge, I still have loads on my plate until mid-June, but even when I don't comment a lot, I always follow and support you :)

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We got this!!!

 

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You've been subbed

 

I added you to: MVSSCoASP (my very special small circle of awesomely subbed people)  ;)

 

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And to compensate for all the evil:

 

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Yeeeaaaaahhh!!!

 

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(ps don't eat bread)

 

DANG you have got this challenge CHOCK FULL OF AWESOME GOALS!!!  I am hype to cheer you on and watch you.... CLOBBER 'EM!!

 

( Also Top Taco sounds like something that would resonate with my joy...)

 

Top Taco is going to be AMAZING and terrible for me and my liver.  That is ONE cheat day I'm not willing to fight against. 

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My goals are all right I think.  I hope I can hit them!

 

 

Putting my tag on this thread, so I know where to find you!

 

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OH SHIT SHE FOUND ME!!!!!!

 

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J/k!  WELCOME TO THE THREAD!  NOW YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE MUAHAHAHAHAA!!!!

 

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Yeaaaaaah!!

Subbed and all! I hope to be slightly more present from Week 2 of the challenge, I still have loads on my plate until mid-June, but even when I don't comment a lot, I always follow and support you :)

 

I can't wait to here more from you!  We'll be there to support each other!  Just like my favorite DC pair :D.

 

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We got this!!!

 

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You've been subbed

 

I added you to: MVSSCoASP (my very special small circle of awesomely subbed people)  ;)

 

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And to compensate for all the evil:

 

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YAY!!!!  That's the circle full of AWESOME PEOPLE!  CAUSE WE'RE AWESOME!!! WOOO!!!!

 

Also..that bunny gif is amazing and adorable!

 

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HANDS UP

 

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You got work to do. Can't let nothing hold you back from that.

 

MOVE MOVE MOVE

 

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I WILL MOVE!  I WILL PUNCH ALL THE THINGS!!!! 

 

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Actually, in kickboxing class today, I had the instructor compliment me on keeping my hands and constantly moving.  Granted I started to slow down cause I was freaking tired and still semi-full from breakfast.  However, I kept moving as much as I could after my kicks and trying to keep them smooth even though I was getting sloppy towards the end.  Man I really enjoy this class.  Hoping to up my attendance to twice a week.

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New BlackTezca thread!

 

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Can you try to do a Hiddlestick art this time? Like, just a sketch or something. But I want to see a glorious Loki!! :D

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New BlackTezca thread!

 

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Can you try to do a Hiddlestick art this time? Like, just a sketch or something. But I want to see a glorious Loki!! :D

 

^^Um, I could totally get on board with this suggestion.   A manga'd up, delicious glorious, Loki as portrayed by Hiddlesyum.

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New BlackTezca thread!

 

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Can you try to do a Hiddlestick art this time? Like, just a sketch or something. But I want to see a glorious Loki!! :D

 

^^Um, I could totally get on board with this suggestion.   A manga'd up, delicious glorious, Loki as portrayed by Hiddlesyum.

 

Actually, I could try and use him as a model for my pose practice.  And considering that most pose practice is typically done with...not much clothing drawing...

 

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...just a thought.

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Actually, I could try and use him as a model for my pose practice.  And considering that most pose practice is typically done with...not much clothing drawing...

 

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...just a thought.

 

 

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Just going to leave this here cause ... awesome

 

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...What...is...this...AWESOMENESS?!

 

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So...so bloody 80s!  So much kung fu, robots...PUNCHING OUT NAZIS?!!!

 

I just...I can't, my mind it's-

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30 minute movie night? Follow it up with Big Trouble in Little China

I'm a reasonable guy but I've just experienced some very unreasonable things!

GAWD I love that movie.

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Balanced and full of awesome as always.  Will you defeat the evil hands? 

 

Yes, watch Kung Fury.  I even posted it in the Courtyard yesterday.  It was glorious.

 

Huh, I literally have the first ep of Gintama open to check out.  Now it really must be done.

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