Cephalopod_Dreams Posted November 2, 2015 Report Share Posted November 2, 2015 Hi All, This is my second 6 week challenge, and my first here with the Monks, so I'm pretty excited about it. A little background on me: I'm female, 25 years old, 5'2" and 9st 11lbs (that's 157cm and 137lbs). I started attending Karate (Shotokan) 2 years ago in an attempt to get fit, and while it's definitely made a difference I want to step up my game. I ride a 700cc motorcycle so I need to get stronger to handle that, and I want to work on my strength to improve my karate performance. I also want to lose some weight (read: fat) as I have a chronic pain condition and the bigger I am the more it hurts. I didn't manage to achieve everything that I set out to do in my first challenge, possibly because I was too focused on fitness things and didn't make enough room for supporting myself to achieve these goals. Now that I'm level 2 I have a chance to earn up to 15 points per challenge, so let's see how this goes. First off : I want my next belt. It's been too long since I graded and I want to fix that, so the first goal has to be training. Quest 1: Complete 3 workouts a week, every week, for 6 weeks. (This could be 2 karate sessions and 1 strength training or any combination of those)Goal: A = 3 workouts a week. B = 2 workouts a week. C = 1 workout a week.Reward: A = +2 Str, +2 Dex, +1 Sta. B = +1 Sta, +1 Dex. C = +1 Dex You cant outrun your fork. I need to keep telling myself this. By far my biggest problem is liquid calories and I need to do something about that or I will never ever lose weight. The easiest place to start - and my biggest weakness - is alcohol. Quest 2: Have at least 2 alcohol-free nights a weekGoal: A = 3 nights a week free. B = 2 nights a week free. C = 1 night a week free. Reward: A = +2 Wis, +3 Con,. B = +1 Wis, + 2 Con. C = +1 Con. I suffer with depression and chronic pain caused by an autoimmune condition which cant be cured and is resisting treatment. Now that winter is coming and the nights are drawing in I know that my depression will only get worse. I downloaded an app on my phone to help with guided meditation and mindfulness 3 months ago but I've never even used it, so time to correct that. Quest 3: Spend 10 minutes a day, every day, practicing mindfulness / meditation.Goal: A = 7 days a week. B = 5 days a week. C = 3 days a weekReward: A = +3 Wis, + 2 Con. B = +2 Wis, + 1 Con. C = +1 Wis. BONUS: Life GoalI am the sort of person who is full of good intentions, who will make loads of plans and not keep them. So here's my first life goal : I will go over my finances, get a solid grasp of my income and outgoings, and make a final decision if I can afford a gym membership on top of my karate fees. If I can, I will join my partner's gym so that I have a gym buddy and can attend additional classes. It's a big expense but I wont get better if I dont commit. Quote Cephalopod Dreams Halfling Monk Challenges: Level 4 | Academy: Level 10 Str 4 | Dex 4 | Sta 4 | Con 7 | Wis 5 | Cha 2 My Character I'm aiming for my black belt in Shotokan Karate, training to defeat the monster that is chronic pain. Battle Log | Current Challenge | Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Link to comment
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