Slayer Posted June 8, 2015 Report Share Posted June 8, 2015 Hi, all! I've been lurking on the site and the Academy for a while, but this is my first official 6-week challenge! Time to leave Bag End without looking back and start on my next grand adventure. About me:I just graduated college in Pittsburgh, PA. Hurray! I'll be heading back home in Denver, CO to spend a gap year before taking on law school in the fall of 2016. What better time to really solidify healthy habits? I want to head to law school with a solid foundation so that I don't let my health fall apart under the pressure. As for me: I love books, writing, coffee shops, theater, music, political science, absurd amounts of notebooks, and compulsive list-making. My main quest:I've always been the unathletic, slow, uncoordinated kid. I finally managed to break through that image last summer when I ran a (very slow) half marathon with my mom, proving to myself that my body is capable of a lot more than I thought. But taking a tough hike into the Grand Canyon this spring and slowing everybody else down reminded me that I have an adventurous spirit, and I want a body that can handle that! My main quest is to get stronger and faster for all my adventures--some weight loss would be a great side effect. Three specific goals:Move my body a bit every morning. I'm beginning the bodyweight brigade workouts from the Academy as well as some running to get back into the game, but it's okay if some days, it's just a five-minute walk or five minutes of yoga. Wake up around the same time every morning. This will help me accomplish the above and be more productive in general. This goal is a huge struggle right now. I want to get up around 7am, but no later than 8am, every morning. Eat one fruit and one vegetable at least five days a week. This is a challenge because I'm still in a college apartment situation, and fresh produce is a struggle on my budget.Life side quest:I'm a writer, so I will work on a writing project every day, even if it's only for five minutes. This will usually be my novel, but could also be a blog post, a poem, a short story, or another project. If I can come out the other side of this challenge with some success, it will be more consistency than I've really ever had in my health goals, because even when I was training for the half marathon, I didn't train as often as I wanted to or should have. In other words... One more step, and it will be the farthest away from home I've ever been. 2 Quote Slayer Druid "Welcome to the Hellmouth." My Epic Quest | My Battle Log | My Blog Current challenge: Slayer Hits the Books Archived challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Link to comment
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