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Introduction and Reason/Goals Within the Challenge

Hey everyone! I am really excited to be doing my fourth challenge with Nerd Fitness and my Second challenge with the Warriors! I can't believe I have been on this community this long, and I can't believe how much progress I have made already. A lot is going on in my life right now and I need to get centered, and with all the hype around the new star wars coming out I thought the lessons taught by Star Wars would be perfect. 
-Currently I am coming off an injury from the last challenge, and I should be able to start lifting again as soon as July 24th, just in time for the challenge! But, to keep my wrist doing well I need to keep up the yoga and relaxation, for I have a tendency to go full force at life and leave no time for healing.
-I have a thing for a girl for the first time in years, and it is scary as hell! I have not gone on a real date in 3 and half years (my last breakup was a little rough), but due to my confidence from getting fit I think i will be asking her out in the next couple months. (I don't want to interfere with some stuff going on in her life at the moment) But, the point is I am scared out of my mind, and learning to let go and deal with this fear is critical to my health, so that will be a theme in this challenge. I am also training for a huge promotion, and that fear needs to be dealt this as well.
-Lastly, I am getting close to the end game I had sought for when I first stated looking at my health. I have lost a lot of weight so far (like 40 something pounds), and I am getting close to needing to start bulking, so that may happen with in this challenge. Though, that last 10 pounds in a lot harder than the first 40 in some ways. So I will be looking at burning a lot of fat, and possible gaining some muscle mass.
The support of everyone here has been huge for me, you guys are awesome!


 

The Force Awakens

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Force Bar

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Grading System

0-20% Pure Sith|20-40% Dark Apprentice|40-50% Dabbling in the Dark Arts|50-60% Padawan|60-80% Jedi Knight|80-100% Jedi Master

I need to achieve at least the rank of Jedi Knight to Pass the Challenge

Rewarded stats will be

STR-3 DEX-2 STA-2 CON-3 WIS-3 CHA-2

 

 

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The Heart of the Jedi        VS The Pull of the Dark Side

Under Progress:

Light Side of the Force

VS

Dark Side of the Force

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Meditation-2

VS

Bad Eating-5

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Daily Walk-5

VS

Skipping the walk-10

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Hike-5

VS

Activity Free Weekend-15

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Yoga -7

VS

Skipping a Yoga Sessions-15

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Going to an AA Meeting-10

VS

4 Days without-20

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Weight Lifting Session-10

VS

Blowing off the Workout-20

 

 

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Workout Routines 

Monday

Dead lift

Overhead Press

Chin-Ups

Lunges

Wednesday

Bench Press

Kettle Bell: Clean and Press

Pull-Ups

 Burpees

Friday/Saturday

Squat 

Curls

Side-Grip Pull-Ups

Polymeric Push-Ups

 

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Bonus Challenges

1. Complete the Building of Compost Heap-5% Bonus good

2. Build 2 Raised Pallet Garden Beds-5% Bonus good

 

Starting Picture: 161 Pounds

7-18-15 161 Pounds (Rivendell Reached)

Ending Picture 169 Pounds

9-14-15 Challenge 4 196 pounds

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“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” -John Galt

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smile!

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May Br0din bless you with mighty gains, and may your shaker bottle always be full.

Wheymen

 

...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

Level 13: 1/4 Giant Warrior

STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

My food logging is here*: MFP: tyrsnbdr

 

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Seeing the spoilers I knew it was you ^^

Of course I'll be following along again. Looking forward to this challenge. So this time you'll challenge yourself. Again an instresting concept.

 

Did you get the maze?

level 12 Hobbit Monk (respawned September 2016)
STR 4 | DEX 15 | CON 16 | STA 15 | WIS 33 | CHA 24 | Halfling | Newbie | Fencer and Bookworm

Introduction | Character | Daily Battle Log | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 67 | 8 | | 10 | 11 | 12# | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | #### | 17 | Current Challenge

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 I'm exercising, because I want to get my stamina and strength. I enjoy medieevil swordmanship,  Tai Chi, yoga, aikido and fire spinning. I'm also a roleplaying nerd and a book worm. Let's fight the procrastination dragon!

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Seeing the spoilers I knew it was you ^^

Of course I'll be following along again. Looking forward to this challenge. So this time you'll challenge yourself. Again an instresting concept.

 

Did you get the maze?

No I didn't get the maze, and thanks for always being such an awesome friend!

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R: Winter is Here

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“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” -John Galt

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Best lines of the whole series

 

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Glad to see you back for another challenge! Hopefully we can both overcome our wrist issues lol

Thanks for stopping by! Ill be rooting for your wrist recovery as well!

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“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” -John Galt

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I am super excited for this challenge. Happy first day everyone! I finished my compost pile this weekend, so I am starting with a bonus 5 points! Now it is time to start lifting again, I'm so excited!

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R: Winter is Here

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“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” -John Galt

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Monday 7/27/15: I did a lifted, walked 4.4 miles, meditated, and went to an AA meeting. 

It feels so good to lift again. I was bummed that I had to drop so much in weight to make sure my wrist could handle it, but I am just glad to be able to lift again.

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R: Winter is Here

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“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” -John Galt

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Monday 7/27/15: I did a lifted, walked 4.4 miles, meditated, and went to an AA meeting. 

It feels so good to lift again. I was bummed that I had to drop so much in weight to make sure my wrist could handle it, but I am just glad to be able to lift again.

I know the feeling dude!  I tore some abdominals in the beginning of June and didnt really get back to lifting till two weeks ago.  My first reaction: "MY NUMBERS!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!"

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Good luck on the challenge!

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Lvl 4 Dragonborn (Dungeons and Dragons not Skyrim) Warrior

STR:8.5 DEX:3 STA:10.5 CON:7.5 WIS:5 CHA:4

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Current Challenge

 

Completed:PMyrrh's Viking Winter PMyrrh's Path of the Persevering Paladin Brazen and Unabashed 5 minute Spartan Plank 50/50 Squats

COLD ASS VIKING CHALLENGE: 30/30

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Tuesday 7-28-15:

I walked 4.2 miles, meditated, and did a half hour of yoga-but, my diet wasn't great. I just kept wanting to eat. I will have to be more mindful of my calories today. Regardless, the new yoga plan I started using yesterday kicked my ass. It is much harder and my core is on fire still this morning, which is awesome. I think I figured out that my class isn't quite a warrior-the combination of a lot of warrior and druid styles makes it something a little different. Would I be arrogant if I wanted to call myself a Paladin?

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Would I be arrogant if I wanted to call myself a Paladin?

In D&D terms I'd call you a Ranger or a Monk. Calling yourself a Paladin would be fine, its all for the fun and modivation.

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Lvl 4 Dragonborn (Dungeons and Dragons not Skyrim) Warrior

STR:8.5 DEX:3 STA:10.5 CON:7.5 WIS:5 CHA:4

MyFitnessPal (Looking for NerdFitness PPL)

 

Current Challenge

 

Completed:PMyrrh's Viking Winter PMyrrh's Path of the Persevering Paladin Brazen and Unabashed 5 minute Spartan Plank 50/50 Squats

COLD ASS VIKING CHALLENGE: 30/30

100%
100%
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In D&D terms I'd call you a Ranger or a Monk. Calling yourself a Paladin would be fine, its all for the fun and modivation.

I like to imagine this guy:dragon_born_by_atomiccircus-d674vjo.jpg
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R: Winter is Here

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“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” -John Galt

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What's so crappy about being a sith Lord? It's more like a different flavor of awesome. Star Wars characters that would better represent a fail prone loser would be like Ponda Baba or Captain Needa.

They are all power hungry ego maniacs who get killed???

Warriors don't count reps and sets. They count tons.

My psychologist weighs 45 pounds, has an iron soul and sits on the end of a bar

Tally Sheet for 2019

Encouragement for older members: Chronologically Blessed Group;

Encouragement for newbie lifters: When we were weaker

 

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They are all power hungry ego maniacs who get killed???

"What do you think the evil emporer will remember most as he gets struck down?"

"...That good always triumphs over evil?"

"No, he's going to be reliving the years he spent living AS A GOD. Sure, the last 10 or so minutes stunk, but thats the risk you take."

-Order of the Stick

Lvl 4 Dragonborn (Dungeons and Dragons not Skyrim) Warrior

STR:8.5 DEX:3 STA:10.5 CON:7.5 WIS:5 CHA:4

MyFitnessPal (Looking for NerdFitness PPL)

 

Current Challenge

 

Completed:PMyrrh's Viking Winter PMyrrh's Path of the Persevering Paladin Brazen and Unabashed 5 minute Spartan Plank 50/50 Squats

COLD ASS VIKING CHALLENGE: 30/30

100%
100%
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I like to imagine this guy:dragon_born_by_atomiccircus-d674vjo.jpg

And that guy looks AWESOME!

Lvl 4 Dragonborn (Dungeons and Dragons not Skyrim) Warrior

STR:8.5 DEX:3 STA:10.5 CON:7.5 WIS:5 CHA:4

MyFitnessPal (Looking for NerdFitness PPL)

 

Current Challenge

 

Completed:PMyrrh's Viking Winter PMyrrh's Path of the Persevering Paladin Brazen and Unabashed 5 minute Spartan Plank 50/50 Squats

COLD ASS VIKING CHALLENGE: 30/30

100%
100%
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Update- Wednesday 7-29-15:

I walked 3.1 miles, did 20 minutes of strength yoga, did a lifting session, and I am sore as hell this morning!

 

What's so crappy about being a sith Lord? It's more like a different flavor of awesome. Star Wars characters that would better represent a fail prone loser would be like Ponda Baba or Captain Needa.

Anakin in Episode 3 is probably the perfect archetype of everything bad about me and horrible my life becomes when I let anger, fear, and wanting to control everything run my life. The discipline and serenity of the Jedi are what I aspire to. (These are some great themes for a recovering drug addict like myself)

 

They are all power hungry ego maniacs who get killed???

Couldn't agree more. Walter White is a power hungry ego maniac-and I defiantly don't want to be like him.

 

"What do you think the evil emporer will remember most as he gets struck down?"

"...That good always triumphs over evil?"

"No, he's going to be reliving the years he spent living AS A GOD. Sure, the last 10 or so minutes stunk, but thats the risk you take."

-Order of the Stick

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." -Yoda.

Perhaps all he will remember is fear, anger, hate, and suffering.

Sounds like way to much internal suff

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R: Winter is Here

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“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” -John Galt

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I just read a great article on what it means to be a warrior. I highly suggest it: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/10/23/the-four-archetypes-of-the-mature-masculine-the-warrior/

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R: Winter is Here

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“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” -John Galt

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Anakin in Episode 3 is probably the perfect archetype of everything bad about me and horrible my life becomes when I let anger, fear, and wanting to control everything run my life. The discipline and serenity of the Jedi are what I aspire to. (These are some great themes for a recovering drug addict like myself)

Episode 3 is probably the perfect archetype of everything bad and horrible in a Star Wars movie.
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Episode 3 is probably the perfect archetype of everything bad and horrible in a Star Wars movie.

True true, though episode 1 is probably the perfect archetype of everything bad a Star Wars movie could be.

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R: Winter is Here

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“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” -John Galt

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