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So I've finished my first challenge and I'm well on my way to Padawan status! (plus, this is my first challenge with the Rangers!!) I'm fresh off the first success of dropping a jeans size over the course of the last challenge. 

 

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Ah yes, it seems to be, doesn't it Ani?

 

So my life goal is, as it was last time, Get back in a size 8

 

As before, I'm talking about a ladies 8, not a juniors 8. I'm not about that life. Small baby steps. Jedi look good as a consequence of their level of fitness- that's my goal.

 

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Not that I'd be adverse to that result

 

As a Youngling looking to be a Padawan, I am going to take further, and more specific steps to become a healthier body so that my new master will have a good clean slate to work from. So I am going to continue to Make healthy choices.

 

First of all, I need to Eat more fruits and veggies each day

 

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You go Yoda

 

This challenge requires that I eat something vaguely fruit or veggie like at every meal. Luckily for me, I've gotten to try a few new things recently like Plaintains. Making sure I eat these healthy things will give me the nutrients to continue to do my amazing Jedi training. Besides, all of the human Jedi are SUPER fit, and they look like guys that eat healthy things. To be accepted as a Padawan, I need to be something of a clean slate. Who wants an adult Padawan who eats so much she can't train?

 

~3 fruits/veggies each day- +3 CON

3/day most days - A +3 CON

3/day some days - B +2.5 CON

2/day most days - C +2 CON

1/day - D + 1 CON

0/day - F

 

Week 1- 3/day almost every day this week- A

Week 2- 3/day almost every day this week- A

Week 3- 3/day almost every day this week- A

Week 4- 3/day almost every day this week- A

Week 5- 3/day almost every day this week- A

Week 6- 3/day almost every day this week- A

 

The next challenge is to continue my Jedi training. I need to Work on my Strength. I've had a lot of good starts with my strength training. I have improved a lot in my leg-based lifts, but my arm based lifts are suffering slightly (probably due to my wimpy arms). But a Jedi needs all over strength, so I need to make sure I get lots of good work done so that I have precise control over the lightsaber I will make as a Padawan, plus so that I can lift my own bodyweight. 

 

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All the arm strength, excellent job bro

 

I'm going to continue doing StrongLifts twice a week at least, maybe three if there is time.

 

~2 SL 5x5- +3 STR +1 STA

2/week - A +3 STR +1 STA

1/week - C +1.5 STR +.5 STA

0/week - F

 

Week 1- 2x- A

Week 2- 3x- A

Week 3- 2x- A

Week 4- (Maybe 1x maybe none- semi rest week)

Week 5- 1x- inevitable school and won't count against me. 

Week 6- 1x more inevitable school :/

 

However, beyond that, I need to Round Out my Training by doing other sorts of training exercises and workouts. I have complete control over what this activity is, but it needs to NOT be Yoga. I'm hoping to add yoga on rest days and also to whatever days that I have extra time for it. I need the flexibility! Examples of acceptable activities include, but are not limited to, running, swimming, taking the training course for the rock wall(finally), hiking, geocaching(maybe?), and simple bodyweight workouts at a speed that could allow for some cardio/endurance training as well.

 

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Because the Force is with me too

 

~2 Cardio/strength combo- +2 STA + 2DEX

2/week - A +2 DEX +2 STA

1/week - C +1 DEX +1 STA

0/week - F

 

Week 1- 2x- A

Week 2- 2x- A

Week 3- N/A- Rest Week

Week 4- 2x- A

Week 5- 2x- A

Week 6- 2x- A

 

Lastly, for my life quest, I need to Work on my Web Dev portfolio and will thus do an hour of development a week- at least. My major isn't going to coincide with my life goals so, as both a non CS major and a female, I will need to have a spotless resume and a pleasant portfolio so that four years of college isn't a complete waste. Besides, all Jedi need a range of talents. I'm no Anakin Solo, able to touch mechs with the Force, so I have to work for it.

 

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Don't think that's going to happen, thanks though Han

 

~1 hr web dev/week- +1 WIS +3 CAR

6+hrs - A +1 WIS +3 CAR

3-5 hrs - C +.5 WIS +1CAR

>3 hrs - F

 

Week 1- 1 hr- A

Week 2- 0 hr- F

Week 3- 0 hr- F

Week 4- 0 hr- F

Week 5- 1hr- A

Week 6- 0hr- F

 

These challenges will lead me into becoming the Jedi Princess Leia I've always dreamed of being.

 

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Because Leia is finally getting her due as the Jedi she was meant to be

 

 

I learned a lot last challenge, but this should prepare me for Padawan-ship and put me on my way to becoming a Jedi, like my father before me. May the Force be with me and all of you!

Epic Mini Quest Goals!!

 

I'll check off each one as I succeed and add the date next to it

 

Endurance Feat - Run for 5 mins straight

Strength Feat - Extra Stronglifts workout- 9/26/15

Speed Feat - Set a baseline for my mile speed - 9/17/15

    Baseline- 11:59

Combat Feat - Do a yoga video- 10/7/15

Healing Feat - Establish a new monthly budget- 10/15/15

 

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Yaaay you're officially a Ranger now!! :D HAI HAI HAI

 

Your goals sound awesome! Stronglifts and pants sizes and everything?? That's pretty badass, lady. Look at you go! ^_^

 

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What kind of career are you looking at, that you need programming skills? And what's your major, for that matter? :P I can't remember if we've talked about this before. Probably have, I'm that forgetful. Anyway. :P I'm a physics major myself.

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Yaaay you're officially a Ranger now!! :D HAI HAI HAI

 

Your goals sound awesome! Stronglifts and pants sizes and everything?? That's pretty badass, lady. Look at you go! ^_^

 

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What kind of career are you looking at, that you need programming skills? And what's your major, for that matter? :tongue: I can't remember if we've talked about this before. Probably have, I'm that forgetful. Anyway. :tongue: I'm a physics major myself.

Thanks! I'm so excited :)

 

P.S. that Pikachu gif is my new favorite thing.

 

I want to be a web developer (I actually work as a Developer Intern right now and have been for over a year) but I'm majoring in English after a near brush with death by failing grades in the CS program. Plus, it wasn't helping me achieve what I'm really wanting to do- it focused more on hardcore development than anything else, and I wasn't going to learn web development that way anyway. So I'm self teaching as I go and hoping that this works out.

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The Jedi Valkyrie Chronicles: Novice

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

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(It's the cutest gif ever, isn't it?!?)

 

Ah, nice! Yeah, sometimes college makes me scratch my head. But it sounds like you're figuring out your own way into that particular industry, so that's good. 

 

Jealous of your internship! I applied for a bunch of summer internships early this year, and got exactly none of them. *sigh*

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(It's the cutest gif ever, isn't it?!?)

 

Ah, nice! Yeah, sometimes college makes me scratch my head. But it sounds like you're figuring out your own way into that particular industry, so that's good. 

 

Jealous of your internship! I applied for a bunch of summer internships early this year, and got exactly none of them. *sigh*

I got supremely lucky really. I got an internship at home (in the middle of nowhere) with the help of a friend so I had the resume line and the nice references, which helped me get this one at school. They just decided to keep me around after my first semester

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Grey Jedi Ranger

The Jedi Valkyrie Chronicles: Novice

Jedi Battle Log

“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Challenges#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10#11#12#13#14#15#16, #17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33,  #34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42#43#44, #45

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I got supremely lucky really. I got an internship at home (in the middle of nowhere) with the help of a friend so I had the resume line and the nice references, which helped me get this one at school. They just decided to keep me around after my first semester

 

Niiiiice! How long are they gonna keep you, do you know? That's an excellent toe in the door.

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Niiiiice! How long are they gonna keep you, do you know? That's an excellent toe in the door.

They're a startup of a sort but rapidly gaining popularity. The impression I got was they want to keep me for as long as I want to stay. Having a semi-guaranteed job after graduation is super nice since my loans are obnoxious and having a good job after graduation would help

Grey Jedi Ranger

The Jedi Valkyrie Chronicles: Novice

Jedi Battle Log

“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Challenges#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10#11#12#13#14#15#16, #17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33,  #34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42#43#44, #45

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Welcome to the Rangers! I 

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Yay for posting links in signatures! Following your progress (I can't believe I missed your first challenge!)

 

Here to be your cheerleader :)

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"You won't find your answers by looking to the stars. It's a journey you'll have to take by looking inside yourself. You must write your destiny..." Christopher Reeve as Dr. Virgil Swann

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Ah, so there you went :)

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

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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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Thanks all! I'm so excited for my first full Ranger challenge :)

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Grey Jedi Ranger

The Jedi Valkyrie Chronicles: Novice

Jedi Battle Log

“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

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Yes! Star Wars!   Love the challenge theme, this should be good fun.  

 

I am also hoping for Jedi Leia; cross fingers that some of the great EU content will still be included. 

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"Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten"  -Neil Gaiman

 

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Hmmm.  Another Jedi in training.  We of the Dark Side are losing our touch.  

 

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In all seriousness, I'm glad to see your challenge!!  Looks great!  Following a fellow Force user for sure! 

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"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds

 

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Edited to add my mini-challenge goals!!

Grey Jedi Ranger

The Jedi Valkyrie Chronicles: Novice

Jedi Battle Log

“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Challenges#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10#11#12#13#14#15#16, #17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33,  #34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42#43#44, #45

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Thanks! I'm super excited for this challenge

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Grey Jedi Ranger

The Jedi Valkyrie Chronicles: Novice

Jedi Battle Log

“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Challenges#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10#11#12#13#14#15#16, #17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33,  #34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42#43#44, #45

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Monday Week 1

 

First day of challenge and initial plan was to get up and work out like any other Monday. However, I'm currently being thwarted by either allergies or a slight head cold. So, now just to keep my eating habits good, get all those veggies, and work on feeling better.

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Grey Jedi Ranger

The Jedi Valkyrie Chronicles: Novice

Jedi Battle Log

“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Challenges#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10#11#12#13#14#15#16, #17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33,  #34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42#43#44, #45

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Stay healthy, allergies stink.

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Stay healthy, allergies stink.

Thanks, that's the hope. Its supremely frustrating that I can't go work out, but I know I'm more likely to hurt myself if I'm not well. Hopefully I'll be feeling better Wednesday so that I can work out then.

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Grey Jedi Ranger

The Jedi Valkyrie Chronicles: Novice

Jedi Battle Log

“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Challenges#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10#11#12#13#14#15#16, #17#18#19#20#21#22#23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33,  #34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42#43#44, #45

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Stay healthy, allergies stink.

 

What he said. 

 

I know it sucks to not be able to work out, especially when you had it all planned out.  But sometimes Life happens, and we have to adapt.  It's tough and uncomfortable, but it's also a great experience (even if it sucks while it's happening).  

 

Stick with it.  You'll get it done! 

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