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I accidently posted my challenge in the introductions section :orange:

 

Why doesn't the copy and paste not work?  Having to retype this kind of sucks.

 

This is my first challenge here, looking forward to starting and joining up with guild (thinking assassins).

 

Main quest - Ultimately I'd like to be stronger, leaner, and more flexible.  As far as putting numbers to it, 165lbs and 7% body fat.  Currently 159lbs and 14.57% body fat.  Long way to go.

 

Challenge goals.

 

Goal #1 Increase core strength.

 

How???????????????

 

I'm going to add two core only bodyweight workouts per week (I still plan on continuing my daily workouts, see battle log link in sig).  My measure will be my plan times.  Can't fly the human flag without awesome plank times.  I also plan on taking up slacklining, and a strong core should help with balance.

 

Baseline =

 

Left side plank = 1min 7 secs

Right side plank = 1min 16 secs

Standard plank = 1min 2 secs

 

Goal = 2 mins each

 

Grades =

A = 2+ mins

B = 1 min 50 secs

C = 1 min 40 secs

Less = fail

 

Goal #2 Increase flexibility

 

How????????????????

 

Add 4x a week yoga/stretching for 15 mins.  I think this will help with my sleeping as well.  It should also help as I've recently gotten into bouldering/climbing and need to limber up.

 

Goal #3 (I added this one from the original I posted in the wrong area)

 

Diet

 

I was doing really well making all my meals at home and have been slacking as of late.  I'm going to shoot for 6 of 7 days a week to make all my meals at home.  I need to get back into making all my and my families meals on Sunday. 

 

Grades =

A = 6 days a week

B = 5 days a week

C = 4 days a week

Less = fails

 

Goal #4 Life goal for this challenge

 

There's two, continue to slay my MBA program this semester, however grades won't be in by the time the challenge ends, so making a measurable life goal.  Declutter my office area/bedroom.  I'm not talking straightening up, I'm talking major effing purge.  It seems as though stuff appeared, mated, and gave birth to more stuff on my desk.  This one's pass/fail.  Even when you clean, rearrange etc. the stuff is still there.  If its not a necessary item, its gone.

 

OK, that sums it up, can't wait to start Monday and begin slaying these things.

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Did i hear "Assassins"? :D

 

Your friendly neighbourhood Assassin ambassador popping in! Looks like a rock solid challenge! All supporting goals to the main quest. The only tip i can think of is maybe a little more focus on the eating part (because You Can't Outrun Your Fork)

 

I have done a planking challenge myself, so my tip there would be to adjust your goals if needed. Ofcourse i don't know how you are gonna proceed with it, but if you are a bit like me and with proper training i think your end time with the planks can be a lot higher, so my advice, adjust accordingly!

 

So have fun and i will try to pop in once in a while to check how you are doing!

 

In case you haven’t noticed, i’m an Assassin Ambassador. The Assassin Guild is a guild made up of people who like to be masters of their own bodies. We like training anywhere, anytime with anything. For ourselves, in competition, in cooperation or just for plain fun! The whole world can be our playground!

 

We Ambassadors assist, support and encourage new recruits. So if you have any specific questions don’t hesitate to ask me or any of the other Ambassadors or Guild Leaders.

 

There is a thread specific for recruits who are thinking about becoming Assassins, you can find it here: Level 1 Assassin Initiates Q&A/Chat. It’s a place where you can meet other recruits who are also thinking about becoming Assassins after your first challenge as a recruit.

 

If during your first 6-week-challenge you want to know what is going on within the Assassin Guild this thread is a good one to follow. Assassin Guild Info & Announcements You can find some basic info and all announcements regarding the Assassin Guild.

 

If you are into just hanging out with some assassins there is the  Assassins' Den. There will be talk about all sorts of things over there. Feel free to roam around! If you want to know what it’s like to be an Assassin you can check out the thread with the Assassins which have been interviewed, its called Assassins Uncloaked. There is even a thread on Food: Assassins' Scullery.

As you can see there is plenty to explore in the world of the Assassin Guild. Good luck on your challenge and be sure to PM me if there is anything i can do for you.

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... a little odd in the head ...

 

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Hi Eedad,

Fellow recruit here.

This: "I'm not talking straightening up, I'm talking major effing purge. It seems as though stuff appeared, mated, and gave birth to more stuff on my desk."

I completely relate. I have boxes full of papers in my house because I don't know why! I've accumulated things, things, and more things. Papers, knick knacks, books, books, more books, and just weird stuff. Over the past year, I've begun the ruthless purge. But I admit that a lot of the past "re-shuffling" technique has survived into the present. Anyhow, that's me. I'm looking forward to seeing how YOU make progress in this side quest. How about before and after pictures of the area/bedroom/desk? :-)

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Thanks for the links and support everyone.

On the diet, I generally really good, I for the most part have been following my macros the last 8 or so months, but for some reason have been slacking lately. Which is irrating because I know I'm leaving progress on the table. So I'm using this challenge to refocus my efforts in that department.

Pics??? Maybe the after lol.

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Well got lunch ready for tomorrow already, and am going to slow cook a chicken for dinner just have to drop it in the roaster in the am and turn it on before leaving for work.

<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

100%
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100%
100%
Diet 38/42
90.4%
90.4%
Life goal = pass/fail<p>
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I plan to incorporate yoga into my days off, but I didn't make it part of my challenge. Perhaps I should have...

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Day 1 so far, everything going as planned, abs burned and clean diet consumed.  Stretching later on before bed, and on again tomorrow.  I will list the ab workout I did today.  This is what I plan to do for the duration of the challenge, so this is what will constitute a day.  If it changes I will post that as well.  My plan is to do it Mon, Thurs, Sat for the challenge and beyond.

 

Ab routine

 

Bottoms up - 15 reps

Weighted crunches - 50lbs x 50 reps

Reverse crunches - 25 reps

Seated barbell twist - 60lbs x 50 reps

Airbike - 60 reps

Knee to elbows - 10 reps each side

Lying jumping jacks - 15 reps

Side plank - 45 secs each side

Standard plank - 45 secs

Rope pulls - 25 reps

Oblique crunches - 20 reps each side

 

These were done as a superset, no rest in between exercises and a 60 second break between sets.

 

3 sets total.

 

Today was also, homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All good stuff's.  Will update my stretching progress bar once completed.

<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

100%
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Flexibility 24/24
100%
100%
Diet 38/42
90.4%
90.4%
Life goal = pass/fail<p>
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Off to a good start, well done. With the copy and paste I literally tried to do it about 5 times before resigning myself to having to type my challenge all out again. Doing a food prep once a week makes it SO much easier, its nice to know you either already have the meals done just need to reheat or you just need to cook it with none of that cutting up business.

Current Challenge = http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/71171-missvague-joins-the-rebellion/?p1655569

'Don't fear failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail'  - Bruce Lee

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Off to a good start, well done. With the copy and paste I literally tried to do it about 5 times before resigning myself to having to type my challenge all out again. Doing a food prep once a week makes it SO much easier, its nice to know you either already have the meals done just need to reheat or you just need to cook it with none of that cutting up business.

Indeed, not having to think about making something definitely makes it easier. That's the main reason I put it in my challenge, I had been slacking as of late.

I did do my stretching last night, and slept pretty well. That's the fourth day in a row for the stretching(though the first official) and I can already feel a difference in my sleep. I need to do this everyday, and will aim to.

<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

100%
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100%
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Diet 38/42
90.4%
90.4%
Life goal = pass/fail<p>
100%
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Breakfast, lunch, dinner check - love having everything for the week ready.  I do need to hardboil more eggs for tomorrow though.  Planning on the ab workout Mon. Thurs. Sat as it fits my workout schedule.  Planning on stretching/yoga again tonight.  Last night was completed.  Thanks for all the support everyone, it's pretty awesome.  I didn't think anyone would even read the thread.

<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

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This evenings stretching I in the books, felt good and found a couple of tight areas after the days workout. Hopefully sleep is good tonight.

<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

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Another ab session done today, and am really looking forward to stretching tonight.

<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

100%
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Flexibility 24/24
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Diet 38/42
90.4%
90.4%
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After stretching sleep is always better though, don't you agree! :D

Its definitely easier to fall asleep that's for sure.

<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

100%
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Diet 38/42
90.4%
90.4%
Life goal = pass/fail<p>
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Due to some bugs in my personal system

 

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My original post incorporated some links to the previous challenge, and not this one.

 

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These are the right links be sure to check them out!

 

Level 1 Assassin Initiates Q&A/Chat  (be sure to follow this one!!!)

 

Assassin Guild Info & Announcements

Assassins' Den

 

 

That is all... (for now)

 

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... a little odd in the head ...

 

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So far so good, stretched again today feeling pretty good. I needed it after today's workout. Diets going OK, prepped meals at home again, though I cheated and had some ice cream. Need to cut that out if I want to see the results of these ab workouts. Speaking of, have one planned for the AM, still a little sore from the last but we'll get through it.

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Another ab workout down this morning, moving along on schedule, you can see the outline in my daily battle log. I'm already adding time to my planks in the middle of the workout routine, along with weight, reps, and additional exercises in the workout. I'm thinking I should hit that plank time pretty easily by the end of the challenge. If I hit it while doing my core workout, then I'll adjust the goal as appropriate. Waking up feeling a bit better everday, I can definitely feel the difference the stretching is making. I wish I would have started that sooner. Same with my core, I can definitely feel the difference, definitely a lot more sore then what my previous workout was doing, its a killer, at least for me.

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<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

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 I should hit that plank time pretty easily by the end of the challenge.

 

told you so ;)

 

Looks like everything is coming along very good. Keep up the good work. I don't know how you think of it, but in the beginning i couldn't figure out what to post where, i had my battle log and i had my challenge log. I mad the decision to normally log in my challenge and use my battle log in between the challenges. Because for me the challenges are the most important. But you can do it anyway you like!

... a little odd in the head ...

 

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told you so ;)

 

Looks like everything is coming along very good. Keep up the good work. I don't know how you think of it, but in the beginning i couldn't figure out what to post where, i had my battle log and i had my challenge log. I mad the decision to normally log in my challenge and use my battle log in between the challenges. Because for me the challenges are the most important. But you can do it anyway you like!

The only reason I've been logging in the battle log is that my regular workouts aren't part of the challenge, so I didn't think I should add them here. I'll have to reconsider.

Im a little late on posting today, I didn't have time to get my ab workout in before work, normally that would have meant not doing it toady. My regular workout took longer than normal, I did something to my forearm, so spent a lot of time adjusting weights and figuring out what I could do. But when I got home from work, I did the ab routine, couldn't miss a day of the challenge. I did get a brace for my forearm, going to see how it feels tomorrow, thinking I may have overdone it with Fridays heavy day, then working on my bouldering wall Saturday. Got a couple handholds up and was trying them out doing pullups on my fingertips. Thinking I strained something, didn't really hurt till today and as the day went it just got worse. Oh well hopefully feeling improved in the am.

<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

100%
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Flexibility 24/24
100%
100%
Diet 38/42
90.4%
90.4%
Life goal = pass/fail<p>
100%
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Week one recap:

Ab routine progressing well, didn't miss a planned day, and even added to the routine a bit.

Stretching, did OK could be better could be worse. I missed a couple days at the end of the week, I need to ensure I carry the week into the weekend, I get so tied up with other things on the weekend, I feel like I don't stop until its time for bed. Still need to get to where I'm doing 7 days a week because I am already feeling the results of it.

Diet went pretty good all week, then kind of took a side turn on the weekend. Nothing horrible but it shouldn't be. Saturday is the worst day for me because I have a four and a half hour class from 12-4:30, so I go at lunch and leave at dinner. By the time I get home I don't feel like making anything and by Saturday most of the leftovers are gone. I need to make a chicken on Saturdays, at least that's what I'm going to do this week, a crock pot chicken to make it easy.

Still crushing uni, haven't touched my desk, but its coming, my plan is to finish it the start of week 3.

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Diet 38/42
90.4%
90.4%
Life goal = pass/fail<p>
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Still on track with the stretching and the ab routine, both completed yesterday. The diet was bad yesterday, as we spent all day at the funeral home. I think it will be the same today as were going to be spending the day at the funeral home today. I will get back on track with the diet this weekend. I will go to the store Saturday, and Sunday is set to be a meal prep day.

<p><p>eedad's daily battle log ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70279-eedads-daily-log/Challenge #1 ----> http://rebellion.nerdfitnss.com/index.php?/topic/70983-eedads-first-challenge-1/Plank times, progress measured as workouts per week with final measure of time 12/12

100%
100%
Flexibility 24/24
100%
100%
Diet 38/42
90.4%
90.4%
Life goal = pass/fail<p>
100%
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