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I'm feeling like this challenge should only be about half themed. There's been a lot going on, but I need to keep training my Jedi Powers- especially on into Finals- which is where this challenge will lead me! I will need to channel all of my Jedi Powers to handle this challenge, it's already coming with lots of challenges. 

 

So, my main goal right now has changed from a size sort of thing to I want to play Quidditch again. This Spring I want to join the Quidditch team at my school but I have to be prepared! 

 

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More prepared than this guy 

 

My biggest challenge is endurance of all sorts. I'm not very fast, but I run like a sprinter- in short bursts. I'm going to work on that this challenge, as well as something that a friend on here introduced me to called Endurance Lifting. I've put together a new workout routine, and hopefully it'll help me with some of my endurance challenges.

 

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This endurance lifting thing is gonna make me wanna go home and rethink life

 

 

My other challenge is that I've apparently been squatting wrong for the entirety of the last challenge, plus a little longer. So my knees are a bit sensitive- primarily my left knee. For now I'm going to take my dad's suggestion and use one of the machines to gently strengthen the muscles around my leg again, then going back into squats and Deadlift once my knee(s) stop aching when I use them.

 

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I don't need your sarcasm Master Kenobi

 

So, time for my Jedi Goals.

 

First off, is my food goal, and it needs some background. Basically, I've always had a bad relationship with food. It's gotten so much better over the past few months, but I still have a problem where I tend to eat a massive amount of food in one sitting, especially when emotionally distressed or when I'm super into a novel/series. So my goal is that I Binge no more than three times during this whole six weeks. What I'm looking for is the mindset behind this- there's a difference between going out to eat/eating something unhealthy and the binging. 

 

A- 3 or less- STR +2 CON +3

C- 4-6- STR+1 CON +1.5

F- more than 6- no points

 

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Not if I don't quit this

 

Next will be my workout goals.

 

First, I want to Do two full Endurance Strength workouts per week. This will be using the plan I put together using the a pre created plan and some personal adjustments. Squats and Deadlift will be temporarily replaced with the leg machine, sadly enough, but my knees will hopefully gain strength back quickly. Especially since I'll be taking Ibuprofen to reduce swelling and inflammation. 

 

A- 2 workouts/week- STR +2 STA +2

C- 1 workout/week STR+1 STA +1

F- No workouts!- No points

 

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I am Jedi, hear me roar!

 

Next workout goal is to get One Strength/Endurance Workout per week. My plan is to use a simple Police Academy workout my boyfriend showed me that's core and leg based, but with some arms in there too. I'll supplement it with a quick run using my zombies 5k app when I can, and when I can't I'll find something else endurance based to do. Just Dance videos anyone?

 

A- 1 Workout/week- STR +1 STA +2

C- 1 workout most weeks- STR+.5 STA+1

F no workouts- no points

 

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Indeed it is Anakin

 

 

Last goal is a strictly endurance based workout every week. This can be something like swimming, climbing, running, hiking, ect. 

 

A- 1 workout/week- STA +1 DEX +2

C- 1 workout most weeks STA+.5 DEX+1

F- No workouts, no points

 

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That's the plan, hopefully I'll do better things in the future

 

So that's my Jedi challenge for this go-round. After this challenge, I will 100% be ready to move up to Padawan level!

 

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Got that right sir, time to get it together.

 

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Following, looks like another good challenge.

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Star Wars and Quidditch, a match made across the stars!

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[ Level ?? ]  Rurik the Windblade, the Blade Who Dances, Warhawk of the Steppes.

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Just for fun

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So many gifs.

Isn't that what 6 week challenges are for?

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Yeah.

I got a little overenthusiastic. I think my theme is Jedi sarcasm

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Yeah it is. Also you replied before I could get my ninja edit in XD

For once, I'm actually on my phone when I get notifications xD

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Grey Jedi Ranger

The Jedi Chronicles Ep. 10: Opta Ardua Pennis Astra Sequi

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“That's the point of it, Bryce. Of life. To live, to love, knowing that it might all vanish tomorrow. It makes everything that much more precious.”

- Danika Fendyr, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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Subbed to a fellow Force-user! (even if you are Jedi scum*) I like how you've set this up.

*Totally in jest. Jedi are great. Sith just have better looking costumes, imo.

Haha sometimes [emoji14]

Thanks for that endurance lifting information last challenge- I'm incorporating it into this one to give it a try :)

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- Danika Fendyr, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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AHA I finally had time to read your challenge! Your goals sound good. I have knee issues too - I sprained it 3 or 4 times last year. Good on you for designing your plan in favor of knee health. Knees Are Important.

 

FINAL EXAMS SLKEHF:XLDKFJ. This challenge ends the week before finals week for me, and ALREADY I AM STRESSED. Ugh. College. But we will make it through! We are Rangers! (And just think - only 6[ish] more weeks left in the semester!)

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AHA I finally had time to read your challenge! Your goals sound good. I have knee issues too - I sprained it 3 or 4 times last year. Good on you for designing your plan in favor of knee health. Knees Are Important.

FINAL EXAMS SLKEHF:XLDKFJ. This challenge ends the week before finals week for me, and ALREADY I AM STRESSED. Ugh. College. But we will make it through! We are Rangers! (And just think - only 6[ish] more weeks left in the semester!)

TRUTH. Yeah I'm not terribly stressed about finals so much as I'm dealing with three papers this month before thanksgiving. Yuck. Plus I have things to do two out of the three weekends left beforehand.

But yeah, I'm currently babying my knees with workouts, taking ibuprofen, and wondering when I should go to a doctor if so.

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- Danika Fendyr, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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Week 1 Day 1 & 2

 

So yesterday was on point! I got my endurance lifting workout in at the gym yesterday morning for the first time in a while, and it felt GREAT. Here it was-

 

Knee pushups -> 8x3, 1 min break/set

Bench press -> 10x2, 30lbs, 1 min break/set

Leg extension -> 10x3, 25lb, 1 min break/set

Crunches -> 59 in 1 min

 

Knee pushups are because I can't do full pushups yet, and leg extension machine is helping gently strengthen my knees from freaking out. It was a good while before they started hurting again, but they did eventually start aching later in the day. Probably the hills I have to walk up on a daily basis. Today my knees HATE me, unfortunately, I'm glad I'm working. I can keep my knees in different positions to keep them from stiffening up and being more painful. Also popping Tylenol every 4 hrs to hopefully keep the inflammation down. If this doesn't get better soon, I'm going to the doctor.

 

DOMS is killing me today too but in a good way! Upper body is finally getting some good work and I'm hoping to be on my way to a full pushup soon! Then it's off to being able to do pullups :)

 

I also managed to keep from overeating- even though I was hungry and tired and wanted to read something. I'm kinda proud of myself. Considering how much more I suddenly need to eat now that I'm working out again, I'm fairly pleased. Gonna make sure to get an extra endurance workout in since I won't have time to run on Friday :/ Maybe Sunday when I get back from visiting friends! If I can't run, I might try to go to the gym and have a swim. I dunno, but I'll figure something out!

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- Danika Fendyr, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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Knee pushups -> 8x3, 1 min break/set

Bench press -> 10x2, 30lbs, 1 min break/set

Leg extension -> 10x3, 25lb, 1 min break/set

Crunches -> 59 in 1 min

 

Great!!  If I might make 2 small suggestions: always use a pad or pillow of some kind when you do your knee pushups, especially since you're worried about your knees to begin with.  Also, I'd add some bodyweight squats to that as well.  Not many, but enough to get you used to proper form and get the body used to the motion.  Plus, it can still help strengthen the secondary and tertiary muscles in the knee all the way around too. 

 

Looks like a great start!!  Keep it up!! 

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Keep up the good work. You'll be doing unmodified pushups in no time.

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Great!!  If I might make 2 small suggestions: always use a pad or pillow of some kind when you do your knee pushups, especially since you're worried about your knees to begin with.  Also, I'd add some bodyweight squats to that as well.  Not many, but enough to get you used to proper form and get the body used to the motion.  Plus, it can still help strengthen the secondary and tertiary muscles in the knee all the way around too. 

 

Looks like a great start!!  Keep it up!! 

My gym at school has mats that we can use for yoga/stretching/crunches/ect. I used one of those, and it helped. As did not wearing shorts. Thanks :)

 

And I'll add a few in I think, I can minimize the number of leg extensions and add the bodyweight squats in there both days. Or would just one be better? I'm not 100% sure at this point. I subbed the leg extensions where squats and deadlift would be, but adding bodyweight squats (not many since they don't feel great on my knees right now) coud just go back to where squats are or just added to both workouts- not sure the best course of action.

 

But thanks for your help!! I'm super excited to get this training working :) 

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- Danika Fendyr, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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If your knees are still bothering you, I'd maybe take it easy.  Once or twice a week for the squats.  (Disclaimer: I'm not a personal trainer)

 

Also, take a look at Staci's awesome Squats 101 article if you haven't already.  The pictures give a great idea of proper form and it's a great breakdown of how everything works.  

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If your knees are still bothering you, I'd maybe take it easy.  Once or twice a week for the squats.  (Disclaimer: I'm not a personal trainer)

 

Also, take a look at Staci's awesome Squats 101 article if you haven't already.  The pictures give a great idea of proper form and it's a great breakdown of how everything works.  

Thanks! I only do gym workouts once or twice a week anyway, I think I'll add some squats in on squat day and then see what that does.

 

And I'll check that back out, it might show me where I went wrong!

 

Edit: After checking that article I'm more and more convinced that my knees weren't tracking with my feet properly.

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“That's the point of it, Bryce. Of life. To live, to love, knowing that it might all vanish tomorrow. It makes everything that much more precious.”

- Danika Fendyr, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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Day 3 Week 1

 

Well today didn't start out well.

 

It actually did, I got up on time and went to the gym. As I walked in, I realized my Student ID (school gym) wasn't on my keys as it usually is. So I walk back to my house and instead of getting frustrated and giving up, I force my frustration out of the way and start thinking of reasonable alternatives that I can do at home. I've got a good block of time tomorrow that I can use for my replacement workout so it's not a loss. 

 

Final decision? Endurance/Strength mixture workout. I used my BFs Police Academy workout and added a few things so I could get a good workout in. My edits to the original workout are in parenthesis.

 

PA Workout

30 sec plank

1 (knee)pushup

30 sec plank

1 (knee)pushup

30 sec plank

1 (knee)pushup

10 sec 1 handed plank/side

pelvic thrusts(10)

 

Other Additions

5x2 bodyweight squats

35 jumping jacks

 

My knee pushups were (painful) good for my aching chest, as well as giving me a short break from plank since my core is out of shape. Stronglifts doesn't do much to train your core! Plank is another one of those workouts that's going to help add muscle. The bodyweight squats were VERY CAREFULLY done, and my knees didn't hurt more than a slight vague ache when I got to squat parallel. But it wasn't seriously painful, and hopefully the pain will eventually disappear completely. At this point, they don't hurt when I wake up, but over the course of the day they come to ache. I've been taking tylenol when I notice it seems to ache in hopes to drive down inflammation.

 

Overall, a pretty great morning since I've now gotten a workout in and have some time to get a bit of homework done as well as have a little time for myself. 

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The Jedi Chronicles Ep. 10: Opta Ardua Pennis Astra Sequi

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- Danika Fendyr, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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Deadlifts and squats work your core.

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