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Intro the challenge 5



Wow, I can't believe this is already my fifth challenge here at Nerd Fitness. I have learned a lot from each challenge, and grown quite a bit. Last challenge I started bulking for the first time, went on my first date in years, got into a great routine with my lifting. This challenge I want to focus on staying grounded, bulking, staying consistent, walking through fear, and keeping things simple. I was struggling with a theme for this challenge, but I looked at my book shelf and though my favorite comic might be the way to go!



 


XP


[235/600]


33.5%
33.5%

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Destruction



For this quest I must tear it up on lifting. I will start with the amounts listed below and add 5 pounds post each sessions.


20 XP per Sessions


 


Sessions:


Work out A:


-Dead Lift 120


-Chin Ups 13/3


-Overhead Press 80


-Curls 65


 


Work out B:


-Bench Press 120


-Squat 105


-Clean and Press 8/5


-Pull Up 12/3



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Destiny



Being that Destiny is the wisest of the endless his challenge will revolve around getting school done.


Each week of all schoolwork being completed=20 XP 



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Death



Death spends he days waling with the mortals for her challenge


Every 25 miles walked=20 XP


1 (25/25)


2 (25/25)


3(5.3/25)



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Dream



Dream is cleaning up the wreckage of his past, and I must do the same


10 XP for all AA meetings attended and for each talk with my sponsor



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Delirium 



I need to keep my sanity and make sure I do not go mad! I have been under way to much stress with work and school.


So...


5 XP for each yoga session


5 XP for each meditation session


5 XP for taking an hour relaxing within the day



 


Before Picture: 169 Pounds (and bulking)


9-14-15 Challenge 4 196 pounds


 


Coming soon...


possibly challenges for Desire and Despair 


Rewards


and goodies


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 Challenges:

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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Getting school done = very worthwhile goal.

 

I haven't seen those characters before, it says Neil Gaiman?  What series is it exactly?

 

I like how you related them all to your goals!

Thanks, the characters are all from his comic "The Sandman". If you haven't heard of it I highly suggest it, for it is in my opinion the best work by Neil Gaiman by far. (Yes, it is better than American Gods). 

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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 like your challenge :)

But 700XP could be a little low for you. We'll see after the first week, what's the right balance.

Max for destiny is 120 XP.

35 workouts would be 700 XP. But that's six workouts a week.

1166 miles is 700 XP.

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Ok, I was wrong ^__^ Man, I still love your challenges.

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

Spoiler

 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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How was your Hunger Games weekend? Did the kids enjoy, what you set up for them?

On my bus ride I listened to the first book and liked it a lot. I'll finally read the other books, when I get back home.

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

Spoiler

 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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How was your Hunger Games weekend? Did the kids enjoy, what you set up for them?

On my bus ride I listened to the first book and liked it a lot. I'll finally read the other books, when I get back home.

The kids loved it, they basically got to run around and fight with foam weapons for a few hours. Though drawing a few up as bees and putting paint on their hands to be "tracker jakers" was super cool. I actually haven't read the books, only seen the movies. How was it?

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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 really enjoyed the first HG book, but they kind of tapered off for me afterwards.

 

However, I'm also not in the 'they're the best books ever' camp. It's a good light read (other than, you know, all the death). It kept my interest.

 

As YA goes, pretty good.  I will definitely be checking out the Sandman though!

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Goal: Deadlift a (Female) Wookie (100 kg): 65.8%

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The kids loved it, they basically got to run around and fight with foam weapons for a few hours. Though drawing a few up as bees and putting paint on their hands to be "tracker jakers" was super cool. I actually haven't read the books, only seen the movies. How was it?

Oh, like elven said, it's a light read. But I liked the audiobook and it's nice to read something not study related from time to time. I'm listening to the English audiobook and really enjoy it. They were in an audiobooks bundle half a year ago. And I think the progress of the charakter in the first book was ok. I hope the second book will be as good.

English books really help me to learn English when I was a teen. I was so excited to know what would happen to Harry, that I good book four and five in English, because I didn't want to wait for the translation. Game of Thrones is even better in the original language. One day I want to read LOTR in English.

Do you enjoy Fantasy books? I hope your stress will pass and you have a good first week. I'm glad the weekend worked out. You put a lot of effort into it. Did your president snow costume work as intended?

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

Spoiler

 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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Oh, like elven said, it's a light read. But I liked the audiobook and it's nice to read something not study related from time to time. I'm listening to the English audiobook and really enjoy it. They were in an audiobooks bundle half a year ago. And I think the progress of the charakter in the first book was ok. I hope the second book will be as good.

English books really help me to learn English when I was a teen. I was so excited to know what would happen to Harry, that I good book four and five in English, because I didn't want to wait for the translation. Game of Thrones is even better in the original language. One day I want to read LOTR in English.

Do you enjoy Fantasy books? I hope your stress will pass and you have a good first week. I'm glad the weekend worked out. You put a lot of effort into it. Did your president snow costume work as intended?

Game of thrones is awesome in English, this is true. I read a a lot of different scif, fantasy, and all kinds of other books-one of the areas I may be the nerdiest. I had to make fun of myself today for be really excited about "Gatefather" by Orson Scott Card releasing a week from today and making my plans to buy it at the midnight release. My costume on the other hand-was pretty good, but set up for the event ran late and I never had time to change in to costume before I started my work as game master.

How is your trip going by the way?

 Challenges:

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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9-14-15:

Almost nothing done yesterday. I am still getting over being sick, and it was my first day back to work-so I let myself rest. I got a full hour of video games in, walked 1.7 miles, and blew off a workout-and I couldn't feel better about it!

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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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Following again!  Glad to see you're letting yourself rest and recover from being sick.  The workout isn't going anywhere, it'll wait patiently until you're back up to speed :)

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Stats:     STR: 3.5    DEX: 3    STA: 4    CON: 10    WIS: 8.5    CHA: 5.5


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Following again! Glad to see you're letting yourself rest and recover from being sick. The workout isn't going anywhere, it'll wait patiently until you're back up to speed :)

Thanks for stopping by! I'm jonesing for a good work, one more day!

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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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Tuesday 9-15-15:

Simple day, I walked 5.4 miles, and spent a whole hour relaxing! Damn it felt good. I am so excited to start lifting again today!

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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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Wednesday 9-16-15:

A nice simple day: I waled 2.6 miles, did a weight lifting session (man the squats have me sore today), and I spent an hour just watching tv!

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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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9/18/15-9/20/15:

 

A damn good weekend! So many great things happened- I walked 12.7 miles, did two workouts (Friday and Sunday), finished all this weeks school work, hit an AA meeting, went the MU Football game (which we won against uconn!), and I even got to spend a day at the Missouri Heritage festival (so much bluegrass and folk music!). An awesome weekend for me!

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 Challenges:

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 9/21-Thursday 9/24

A crazy week. four double shifts in a row, and more to come!  I need some sleep! But I pulled off getting all of my school work done for the week, a lifting session, and walking 14.6 miles total. Only one more double day with little sleep, then I get to drive to Atlanta (10 hours) on almost no sleep!

 Challenges:

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 9/21-Thursday 9/24

A crazy week. four double shifts in a row, and more to come!  I need some sleep! But I pulled off getting all of my school work done for the week, a lifting session, and walking 14.6 miles total. Only one more double day with little sleep, then I get to drive to Atlanta (10 hours) on almost no sleep!

Stay save. I hope you get there without compications. Is it a trip for work?

Is there a way to go there by train or is it too expensive. Driving a long time with almost no sleep seems dangerous.

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

Spoiler

 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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Update for the last few days:

Atlanta was awesome. I haven't traveled in so long, and it adore the southern region of this country. I walked a total of 7 miles and got a lifting session in, but the most important to me was to get a chance to mentally relax for a few days, and damn does it feel good to be home.

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 Challenges:

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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Update for the last few days:

Atlanta was awesome. I haven't traveled in so long, and it adore the southern region of this country. I walked a total of 7 miles and got a lifting session in, but the most important to me was to get a chance to mentally relax for a few days, and damn does it feel good to be home.

We're glad to have you back ;)

Cool that you could get some time off and regenerate some energy. You deserved it. Especially after such stressfull work days.

Off to a new great week challenge wise ;)

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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

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

Spoiler

 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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Tuesday and Wednesday (9-29/9-30)

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been. Despite my 3 day trip to Atlanta, everyday I have worked a double over the last two weeks. So I have ended up doing 14 hour shifts everyday, and I have been doing school on top of that. So,  honestly haven not been able to lift much at all. I am just looking forward to Sunday where I can catch up on hour and hours of school work, and then fit in a little lifting session as well! Also, I pulled of 6.6 miles over the last two days just by walking around consultation calls.

 Challenges:

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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Whew, that made me tired just reading it! Working doubles and school is hard, definitely don't worry about missing the lifting.

 

Do it when you have time!  Sometimes life makes you take a deload week.  At least you got some walking in! 

 

How are you tracking that by the way, I keep meaning to ask you?

Goal: Deadlift a (Female) Wookie (100 kg): 65.8%

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So how was last week. I can almost smell the end of this challenge. It's suprising how time flew by this time. Don't you think so, too?

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

Spoiler

 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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