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Started a challenge thread, abandoned it, and am picking it back up again. I have to start if I'm ever going to finish.

 

Main Quest

I had a big main quest here, but now I'm setting my sights a little lower.  For this challenge, my only quest is to... finish this damn challenge.

 

Motivation

Find motivation. Screw motivation, I need to learn how to be a robot.

 

Goals

  1. Nutrition
    Track my intake using MyFitnessPal; stay under 2,000 calories per day on average
     
  2. Training
    Train at least 3 times per week
     
  3. Stretching
    Stretch for at least 15 minutes every day
     
  4. Side Quest
    Write 3 positive things in my journal every night
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Gryph

Level 1 Recruit

 

STR: 2.00 - DEX: 0.78 -  STA: 1.00 - CON: 3.15 - WIS: 0.80 - CHA: 0.80

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What sort of training do you plan on doing?

 

I've got a body part split going - chest/tris, back/bis, and shoulders/traps.  I bicycle twice a week for conditioning/legs.  I've got an injury I'm working around, so no leg focused strength training at the moment.

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Gryph

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STR: 2.00 - DEX: 0.78 -  STA: 1.00 - CON: 3.15 - WIS: 0.80 - CHA: 0.80

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Mini Challenge 3: The Library

  1. Pinpoint the quest in your journey that is giving you the most trouble.
    The goal that is most difficult for me is number three - write three positive things in my journal every night.  I've been stopping and starting and falling off the wagon and getting back on again so many times this challenge, and I feel like crap about myself because of it. Why can't I followthrough? Why can't I stick with it? Why am I struggling to lose weight? Why is my body fighting me so much? It's really tough for me to find good things to say when so much has gone wrong. It's a lot easier to dwell on my faults and eat ice cream.
     
  2. Search through NF to find assistance.
    I found this blog post: Why Having to Start Over - Again - Is Great and this part of the forum: The Respawn Point.
     
  3. Apply what you've learned to your challenge (no collecting underpants here).
    I think respawning with easier challenge goals and a main quest that is more pressing was wise and that's something that I'll continue. I also like the idea of failing differently.  It struck me as... funny but also motivating.  Somehow, acknowledging that failure is going to happen (but not "this" way) gives me enough oomph to pull myself out of my funk and get going on the goals again.

[ Respawn Starts Here ]

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Gryph

Level 1 Recruit

 

STR: 2.00 - DEX: 0.78 -  STA: 1.00 - CON: 3.15 - WIS: 0.80 - CHA: 0.80

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Any news? How are you doing? :)

 

Good!  Had a much better week!

 

WEEK 3 RECAP

  1. Nutrition

    Track my intake using MyFitnessPal; stay under 2,000 calories per day on average - A! Averaged 1946/day.

     

  2. Training

    Train at least 3 times per week - A! Logged 4 workouts.

     

  3. Stretching

    Stretch for at least 15 minutes every day - B! Missed one stretching session.  Averaged way over 15 min. a pop.

     

  4. Side Quest

    Write 3 positive things in my journal every night - B! Missed one day of journaling. Not too shabby.

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Gryph

Level 1 Recruit

 

STR: 2.00 - DEX: 0.78 -  STA: 1.00 - CON: 3.15 - WIS: 0.80 - CHA: 0.80

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Mini Challenge 4: Checking Your starting Stats

 

Goal Allocation

  1. Nutrition
    Track my intake using MyFitnessPal; stay under 2,000 calories per day on average
    +3 CON

     
  2. Training
    Train at least 3 times per week
    +2 STR +1 STA

     
  3. Stretching
    Stretch for at least 15 minutes every day
    +1 DEX +1 CON

     
  4. Side Quest
    Write 3 positive things in my journal every night
    +1 WIS +1 CHA

Mid Challenge Summary

  1. Nutrition = C (79%)
     
  2. Training = A (100%)
     
  3. Stretching = C (78%)
     
  4. Side Quest = B (80%)

 

Challenge Allocation

  1. C (79%) = +2.37 CON
     
  2. A (100%) = +2.00 STR +1.00 STA
     
  3. C (78%) = +0.78 DEX +0.78 CON
     
  4. B (80%) = +0.80 WIS +0.80 CHA
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Gryph

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STR: 2.00 - DEX: 0.78 -  STA: 1.00 - CON: 3.15 - WIS: 0.80 - CHA: 0.80

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You truly rocked this new week! Seems starting anew really helped a lot! :)

 

How did the new week start for you? Hope all is going well! (Level 1, amazing! :D

 

Yes, respawning seemed to really help.

 

Week is great so far. Weathering the holiday weekend is going to be tough, but I think I'm up to the challenge!

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Gryph

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STR: 2.00 - DEX: 0.78 -  STA: 1.00 - CON: 3.15 - WIS: 0.80 - CHA: 0.80

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