Greenleaf Posted July 22, 2015 Report Share Posted July 22, 2015 Main Quest I'm back in the game, although I didn't entirely leave it, more clung on for dear life. When I first discovered the NF forums last year I was starting my fitness journey, but had an early injury/medical issue to deal with which helped me discover my love of swimming. I've been keeping that up to some degree since then, but alone it doesn't cover my ultimate goal of developing functional strength and fitness. The fitness part is lacking, although its better than it used to be. However its the strength part that I really struggle with. I've been far too skinny for far too long. Its my thirty..something.. birthday on day one of this challenge (26th July) and I've been promising myself since I was around 15 that I would do something about these two pieces of wet spaghetti I've got dangling out of my t-shirt sleeves. It is my ultimate goal to become bigger, stronger, faster, fitter and an all round badass Ranger. While I'm extremely pumped to get started I need to take things a little slow at the beginning so that I don't come to a full stop by injuring myself again. I'm starting from the bottom (again), and this challenge is about building a solid foundation for later badassery (entirely not a word I know). For this challenge I need to build my 'Mk I' suit and work up from there: Quest 1 â€“ Build it in a cave â€“ with a box of scraps My body is currently a box of metaphorical scraps. I need to build something even more awesome from it in order to break out of my starting zone cave and move on to bigger and better things.On the suggestion of Tanktimus I checked out the NF Academy and then signed up. I am starting my journey with the Bodyweight workouts before I move on to the Iron. Complete the NF Academy Level 1 Bodyweight workout three times a week. Quest 2 â€“ Sometimes you've got to run swim before you can walk While my current focus needs to be on gaining strength, I love swimming to much to miss out entirely. I know my progress may be slower in the weight gain department by keeping this up but it will help my overall functional fitness. Swim twice a week â€“ minimum of 1200m each session. Quest 3 â€“ Taste coconut & metal I have always been the â€œreally skinny guyâ€, and I have a metabolism hotter than an active volcano. While some people I know think that's great, its something that has effected me negatively since I was young, and I'm here to change that.I managed to put on a little weight last time around, but not enough. I will up my calorie intake (tracked on MyfitnessPal) but I want it to be good clean food. Due to my size a 2500 a day goal should give me a healthy increase of 1 â€“ 2 lbs a week. I will adjust when my size goes up a little. Hit at least 2500 good quality calories a day Life Side Quest Stress has crept up again in my life and my trauma pot is bubbling near the top some days. While my swims and workouts will help, previously I have found the benefit of meditation. During this challenge I will meditate every day for at least five minutes, hopefully upping to ten around halfway through. Meditate 5 minutes daily. 3 Quote Level: 3 - Wood Elf - Wanderer STR: 0 | DEX: 5 | STA: 11 | CON: 5 | WIS: 5 | CHA: 2 Challenges: 1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | Current "Quit...don't quit...noodles...don't noodles. You are too concerned with what was, and what will be" - Master Oogway Link to comment
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