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The Serenity Crew Returns

For rebels who have failed to complete the past few challenges, but are still trying!


 

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Firefly is an amazing little Joss Whedon series that originally aired in 2002 on Fox. It lasted only one season, and eventually had a feature film. This TV show has gone down in geek history as a gem enjoyed by all.

 

I could go on for hours about the show, but most of you probably already know all about it and love it. So let me keep this short -- One of the best things about Firefly is the characters. Each member of the Serenity crew comes to the ship with a history. No one is really good or evil, but rather just trying to get by and make the best decision possible for themselves (or someone they love). Despite moments of questionable activity and some oh-so-human selfishness, there's a bond between the crew members that the Captain especially holds true: You help one another in times of need.

 

Therefore, this group is for people who have failed the past few challenges and are in some need of success and accountability. Maybe we ghosted the forums, maybe we had something hold us up like an injury, or maybe life just got in the way. Regardless, if you have had difficulty completing challenges recently, this is the place for you. And as far as I can tell while there have been Firefly-themed challenges, there has not been an Accountabilibuddies group? I might be wrong on this, and if so I apologize to the original creator.  :)

 

Much like the crew of the Serenity, our job is to not only go through with our challenges, but to support one another in our time of need. So by being in this group, you are also making a commitment to help one another and reach out when needed. How we do that is up to you -- posting on threads is one thing, but maybe we need emails/texts/facebook contact too? I'll leave that up to all of you. Regardless, our job is to keep each other motivated, accountable, and see to it that we finish this challenge.

 

I also hope to have some fun, Firefly-themed mini-challenges as well that will not add more to do, but give us some ways to bond and have fun. Let's aim for a crew of 9, just to match the crew of our beloved show. We're not going to claim ship positions or anything (unless you all want to), but here's a character quiz for fun to see who you best match out of the Serenity crew. Apparently I best match Kaylee (no surprise there - it's either her or Wash usually for me). Also, while not finishing the last challenge was a bummer, I am happy to be able to start this group again. Members of the last crew who did succeed are more than welcome to come by and cheer us on.

 

Still interested? Post on the thread, share your challenge thread, and let the Chinese-slang begin!

 

Members of the Crew:


2. Mac







 

Returning Members who Finished!

1. wovercast

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Hey, Jess! Long time no see on these here forums! I will absolutely join your crew. My credentials: I spaced out the last two weeks of the last challenge and totally forgot that it was ending (I think saying I ghosted it would be generous); the last challenge prior to that was two years ago, and was also not completed (life majorly getting in the way), after a steady string of finished, if not always rocked, challenges. So, I'm definitely making a priority goal this time around just finishing the dang challenge!!

 

On the Firefly side, I can attest that I am writing this via my home network, Serenity, and though I have retired Shindig, my last beloved laptop, the new one is yet unnamed, so anything is possible.

 

Let's see, who would I be on the Serenity crew...probably Simon: overactive sense of duty and loyalty, can't get out of my own way/head when it comes to having fun, and hopefully a clutch team member when the time comes!

 

Current challenge with the Rangers. Heading over to the Druids to sub your thread!

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I'm in! I haven't finished the last of my 3 challenges and am in some need of support and the occasional but kicking to see things through to the end. This such a shiny idea! I love firefly, and am most like Kaylee with a sprinkling of Zoe depending on the situation. 

 

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I'd really like to join the crew! Need to get my shit together….. And help others get theirs :)

Hmmm, not sure which character I would be, but I know I should be a bit more like Jayne in some aspects.

 

This will be great. Yes.

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Current Challenge with the Druids (Nov 2nd-dec 13th)

 

 

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Hey, Jess! Long time no see on these here forums! I will absolutely join your crew. My credentials: I spaced out the last two weeks of the last challenge and totally forgot that it was ending (I think saying I ghosted it would be generous); the last challenge prior to that was two years ago, and was also not completed (life majorly getting in the way), after a steady string of finished, if not always rocked, challenges. So, I'm definitely making a priority goal this time around just finishing the dang challenge!!

 

On the Firefly side, I can attest that I am writing this via my home network, Serenity, and though I have retired Shindig, my last beloved laptop, the new one is yet unnamed, so anything is possible.

 

Let's see, who would I be on the Serenity crew...probably Simon: overactive sense of duty and loyalty, can't get out of my own way/head when it comes to having fun, and hopefully a clutch team member when the time comes!

 

Current challenge with the Rangers. Heading over to the Druids to sub your thread!

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Welcome abroad! I got my gushing out on my challenge thread about how awesome it is to see you back, so I'll save it for now. But it is really cool to have you back! Thanks for posting your challenge - it has been added to the initial post.

 

I'm in! I haven't finished the last of my 3 challenges and am in some need of support and the occasional but kicking to see things through to the end. This such a shiny idea! I love firefly, and am most like Kaylee with a sprinkling of Zoe depending on the situation. 

 

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Welcome! We aim to please here - and hopefully we can help keep you motivated. Also, love the Zoe/Kaylee mix - Even though I'm such a Wash/Kaylee, I want to be more like Zoe!

 

I'd really like to join the crew! Need to get my shit together….. And help others get theirs :)

Hmmm, not sure which character I would be, but I know I should be a bit more like Jayne in some aspects.

 

This will be great. Yes.

 

Woohoo! Welcome to the crew! We are here to help getting shit together.

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Hey All! I gave up within a week of the last challenge, so that didn't go so well....
BUT, I'm back on track, and I have my priorities figured out this time! I'd love to join the crew!

The quiz says that I'm Inara - which I thought was pretty surprising. I would have pegged myself as a Kaylee or Wash. But hey, Inara is pretty awesome too.

I look forward to completing this challenge with all of you!

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I'm willing to sign on. My very first accountabilibuddy group was Firefly themed, so this is actually a good omen.

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/71254-erick-the-red-running-into-the=past/

 

I have been AWOL for the last couple challenges, and had a few lack-luster challenges before that one.  But in the distant past I had some success, so I know it is possible.  Trying to figure out how to get myself back there.  Starting with low-pressure goals and baby steps.

 

I took the survey, and to my surprise I got Mal, the crew member I identify with the most.  I even named one of my kids Malcolm.  "Huh."

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Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

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My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Hey All! I gave up within a week of the last challenge, so that didn't go so well....

BUT, I'm back on track, and I have my priorities figured out this time! I'd love to join the crew!

The quiz says that I'm Inara - which I thought was pretty surprising. I would have pegged myself as a Kaylee or Wash. But hey, Inara is pretty awesome too.

I look forward to completing this challenge with all of you!

 

Welcome abroad!

 

I'm willing to sign on. My very first accountabilibuddy group was Firefly themed, so this is actually a good omen.

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/71254-erick-the-red-running-into-the=past/

 

I have been AWOL for the last couple challenges, and had a few lack-luster challenges before that one.  But in the distant past I had some success, so I know it is possible.  Trying to figure out how to get myself back there.  Starting with low-pressure goals and baby steps.

 

I took the survey, and to my surprise I got Mal, the crew member I identify with the most.  I even named one of my kids Malcolm.  "Huh."

 

Welcome welcome! I shall add you both to the list!

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Hmm, it wasn't until now that I noticed the quiz :)

I'm no Jayne, I'm Wash. Makes more sence actually :peaceful:

 

Great to see new members of the crew! (but according to my test, you of course have to pull your own weight :playful: )

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Current Challenge with the Druids (Nov 2nd-dec 13th)

 

 

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I can pull my own weight.  With a little more practice, I can get back to lifting my own weight.  I have never been able to overhead press my own weight -- that would be a worthy goal.

Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

Spoiler

My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Don't know if I'm eligible to join as I managed to complete my last challenge well I managed 2 goals successfully. I failed my previous Jan challenge and I was terrible at logging on the forums though and could use the extra accountability to keep momentum plus I adore firefly! If I can I shall cheer from the sidelines :)

I'm a River, which fits as I'm definitely a bit crazy but I'm still working on being as much of a badass plus she's my inspiration for joining the assassins.

Hope to join your crew!

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Hobbit on a mission level 2

STR: 2 | DEX: 1 | STA: 3 | CON: 3 | WIS: 1 | CHA: 3

 

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/71372-smileitsmes-fight-to-be-an-initiate/

 

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning how to dance in the rain!

 

 

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I can pull my own weight.  With a little more practice, I can get back to lifting my own weight.  I have never been able to overhead press my own weight -- that would be a worthy goal.

Hahaha. Indeed, that would be a worthy goal. I find that the overheadpress is the hardest. The other I can do (although bench is a close call). About 15 kg short with the OHP. Hmm, maybe if I lose 15 KG..... But then I would most like look like a thin ghost :)

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Current Challenge with the Druids (Nov 2nd-dec 13th)

 

 

Every man I meet, is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him. Emerson

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I can pull my own weight.  With a little more practice, I can get back to lifting my own weight.  I have never been able to overhead press my own weight -- that would be a worthy goal.

 

I'm working towards that! I can pull my own weight if we're counting deadliest! :) I have a ways to go for my other lifts.

 

Don't know if I'm eligible to join as I managed to complete my last challenge well I managed 2 goals successfully. I failed my previous Jan challenge and I was terrible at logging on the forums though and could use the extra accountability to keep momentum plus I adore firefly! If I can I shall cheer from the sidelines :)

I'm a River, which fits as I'm definitely a bit crazy but I'm still working on being as much of a badass plus she's my inspiration for joining the assassins.

Hope to join your crew!

 

I'm fine with you joining the crew! We're not full at this time, and accountability when wanted is a worthy reason to be here. Welcome! 

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Hmm, it wasn't until now that I noticed the quiz :)

I'm no Jayne, I'm Wash. Makes more sence actually :peaceful:

 

Great to see new members of the crew! (but according to my test, you of course have to pull your own weight :playful: )

I didn't notice the quiz either! And it gave me Wash as well! But, I'm sticking with Simon. Every crew needs a doctor.

 

Don't know if I'm eligible to join as I managed to complete my last challenge well I managed 2 goals successfully. I failed my previous Jan challenge and I was terrible at logging on the forums though and could use the extra accountability to keep momentum plus I adore firefly! If I can I shall cheer from the sidelines :)

I'm a River, which fits as I'm definitely a bit crazy but I'm still working on being as much of a badass plus she's my inspiration for joining the assassins.

Hope to join your crew!

And we need a River too! I also think this is a great way to stay motivated to be active on the forums--community=momentum.

 

I'm working towards that! I can pull my own weight if we're counting deadliest! :) I have a ways to go for my other lifts.

Yes, Jess, you're the deadliest!! An excellent autocorrect. I don't think I could pull bodyweight on any of my lifts these day. I had gotten there with deadlift and squat before and was working toward 1.5x, but it's going to be a lot of months of effort to get back there. Starting now!

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Level 7 Ranger, Perpetual Newbie

 

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

                                                         Mary Oliver

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Hey, Jess! Long time no see on these here forums! I will absolutely join your crew. My credentials: I spaced out the last two weeks of the last challenge and totally forgot that it was ending (I think saying I ghosted it would be generous); the last challenge prior to that was two years ago, and was also not completed (life majorly getting in the way), after a steady string of finished, if not always rocked, challenges. So, I'm definitely making a priority goal this time around just finishing the dang challenge!!

 

On the Firefly side, I can attest that I am writing this via my home network, Serenity, and though I have retired Shindig, my last beloved laptop, the new one is yet unnamed, so anything is possible.

 

Let's see, who would I be on the Serenity crew...probably Simon: overactive sense of duty and loyalty, can't get out of my own way/head when it comes to having fun, and hopefully a clutch team member when the time comes!

 

Current challenge with the Rangers. Heading over to the Druids to sub your thread!

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Mac! Long time no see.

 

 

 

No challenge for me this go 'round. Just popping in to say hi. Anyone is welcome to follow my Battle Log though.

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I'd like to join. Every challenge I've done, I tend to slack in the last two weeks and am looking to trrryyy and maintain a certain semblance of consistency. Also am considering making a battle log instead, though. 

 

I'm kind of spacey when it comes to the forums, another reason I think I end up slacking towards the end, so while I'll follow everyone, I wanted to mention that my inbox is also open to PMs if anyone ever wants to chat about progress/goals/fitness-related things, etc.

 

Also, took the quiz and got Jayne. I really am "just a salty drifter with a taste for the wild side and a head made for cunning hats". lulz.

 

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I'd like to join. Every challenge I've done, I tend to slack in the last two weeks and am looking to trrryyy and maintain a certain semblance of consistency. Also am considering making a battle log instead, though. 

 

I'm kind of spacey when it comes to the forums, another reason I think I end up slacking towards the end, so while I'll follow everyone, I wanted to mention that my inbox is also open to PMs if anyone ever wants to chat about progress/goals/fitness-related things, etc.

 

Also, took the quiz and got Jayne. I really am "just a salty drifter with a taste for the wild side and a head made for cunning hats". lulz.

 

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Welcome abroad! I will update the roster during my lunch break today. :)

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Woo! I'm so excited :D I'm travelling up to loch tay at the moment and I'm pretty certain I'll have no signal of any sort but should hopefully get some lovely walks in. I'll update/catch up with everyone when I'm back on Sunday

Hobbit on a mission level 2

STR: 2 | DEX: 1 | STA: 3 | CON: 3 | WIS: 1 | CHA: 3

 

http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/71372-smileitsmes-fight-to-be-an-initiate/

 

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning how to dance in the rain!

 

 

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Mac! Long time no see.

 

 

 

No challenge for me this go 'round. Just popping in to say hi. Anyone is welcome to follow my Battle Log though.

Wovercast!! I'm glad to know that a number of my old peeps from the forums are still here, but over in the Battle Log section. I'll head over to get caught up on what you're up to these days!

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Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

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Alright folks, all threads are up (as far as I can tell). I know we're already at the end of week one, here's our first mini-challenge:

 

Mini-Challenge 1: Gather the Crew

 

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are one week into the challenge, but we need to make sure we are ready to go with supporting one another. We are also still open for a few new members! So your goal for this first mini-challenge is:

  1. Follow everyone's challenge thread
  2. Share here the best way to keep you accountable. Is posting on the threads enough for you? Do you want someone to bother you over gchat or facebook? Share so we can do everything we can to help you finish this challenge!

Complete by: End of Week Two

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The best way to keep me accountable?  Shame.

 

I try to post daily or near-daily, so that when I am thinking about skipping a workout or eating something off plan (although food is not a part of this challenge, for better or worse), I have to figure out how I am going to explain it to the rest of the crew.  Nine times out of ten, this is enough to get me back in the game.

 

I appreciate that other people are motivated differently.  I am not asking people to send me messages where they call me names for missing a run.  But if I miss more than a few days, it may be because I don't want to confess that I failed at something.   Just the knowledge that I will need to return and report helps to motivate me to make that report a good one.

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Current Challenge: (Feb-Mar 21) Step by Step

My Epic Quest Character Sheet  *** Old Challenges and Links hidden below

Spoiler

My Old Battle Log

(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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The best way to keep me accountable?  Shame.

 

I try to post daily or near-daily, so that when I am thinking about skipping a workout or eating something off plan (although food is not a part of this challenge, for better or worse), I have to figure out how I am going to explain it to the rest of the crew.  Nine times out of ten, this is enough to get me back in the game.

 

I appreciate that other people are motivated differently.  I am not asking people to send me messages where they call me names for missing a run.  But if I miss more than a few days, it may be because I don't want to confess  that I failed at something.   Just the knowledge that I will need to return and report helps to motivate me to make that report a good one.

 

That is super insightful! Thank you for sharing.

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I require harassment to stay accountable. I need encouragement, messages, you name it. If you see me go more than three days on NF, call me out on it. Facebook is the best way to do this because I get the notifications right away. Gchat is another method because it's also on my phone. At work it's easy for me to disconnect - but at home? I'm always near my phone.

 

In the end, I'm comfortable letting my self down. I'm not comfortable letting other people down. So use that against me. Someday I hope I can shift my blame a bit better and be motivated by it, but not in my current state of being.

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I hope I'll be able to help people. I don't feel like I'm very good at keeping tabs on other people... but I'll try! I believe I'm following everyone's threads by now, if I missed someone, just lemme know~ ^_^

 

As for myself, and keeping me accountable, post on my Challenge thread! When I am not on for a few days, then return to see that nothing has happened on my challenge thread at all, it feels very disheartening to me and I tend to gradually give up after that.

 

Being asked how my week went (past the 3rd week cuz it seems like the first couple of weeks are good for ppl to post) is a good way of doing this, or even just a small cheer of support, or anything really... seeing posts like that reminds me that I'm not alone and that there are people actually following my own progress. Otherwise I tend to think that I'm just a puny number and whether I improve or not (within the context of the challenge) doesn't matter in the long-run.

 

I think it's a bit selfish of me to ask for that too because it's probably my fault since I'm so bad with checking in on the forums regardless, but it is something that contributes to me giving up in those last few weeks.

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