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Introduction: This is my first challenge! You can read my Battle Log here to learn more about me and my daily life, but the basics are that I'll be turning 26 on the very last day of this challenge, I'm a fitness blogger and a photographer, I work as a stripper, and I was a dance major back in college. I'm hoping that this challenge will keep me on track for working on my flexibility, which I've tried to improve for years but always let fall by the wayside pretty quickly. I'm also mostly recovered from disordered eating behaviours, so my goals may be a bit more vague than others because I don't let myself focus on calorie or weight numbers.

Main Quest: Feel better, physically and mentally, about myself and my body by the end of winter.

Quest 1: Do at least 20 minutes of yoga or stretching a day, at least 4 days a week.

Measurement:

  • A = 4 days a week
  • B = 3 days a week
  • C = 2 days a week
  • F = 0-1 day(s) a week

Quest 2: Drink at least 8 cups of water a day, averaged weekly.

Measurement:

  • A = averaging 8+ cups a day
  • B = averaging 6+ cups a day
  • C = averaging 4+ cups a day
  • F = averaging less than 4 cups a day

Quest 3: Increase upper body strength by doing 20 push-ups a day of any variety.

Measurement:

  • A = do push-ups 7 days a week
  • B = do push-ups 5+ days a week
  • C = do push-ups 4+ days a week
  • F = do push-ups fewer than 4 days a week

Life Quest: Go to two dance/aerials/fitness classes during the challenge. I want to try new things!

Measurement:

  • Pass = do 2+ classes during challenge
  • Fail = do fewer than 2 classes

Motivation: I felt fantastic in college, my ED notwithstanding. I did yoga, Pilates, and numerous dance classes, and I ate more vegetables than I do now. I felt powerful, I was strong, and I miss feeling that way. I've always wanted to be a superhero-type person, nimble and agile and good, all while caring for myself and the people around me.

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Lita


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Welcome to the party! 

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I love the goal for trying new fitness classes, especially aerials! You never know what activity might become a new favorite. :)

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Ooooh aerial classes look so neat and awesome. Love your main quest goal.  :peaceful:

Good luck Lita!

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Thanks everyone! I'm really excited to take two classes, as well. I've done a huge variety of classes, but it's been a long time and sadly, my area doesn't offer much off the beaten path. The city has a fantastic dance studio, a million yoga places, and a rock climbing place (which I don't do due to my very nice fingernails) and that's about it. The silks teacher in the area moved out of state last summer, so now aerial classes might require me to drive down to Chicago. Good excuse for a road trip, right?

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Yesss road trip! There are definitely worse reasons, at least.

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Hey Lita, how's the challenge been going for you?

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It's going great! I'm averaging over 8 glasses of water a day, I've done yoga every day this week, and I've completed my push-ups every day. An aerialist friend of mine from the Chicago area is contacting people she knows to try to find classes in my area, otherwise she can suggest good classes in Chicago. And I'm thinking about taking a Krav Maga class as well.

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Krav Maga, eh? You just may have said my magic word :tongue: It's on my Epic Quest list for this year! Along with capoeira and BJJ. There's this place I found that does a free intro class every month, so once I have a car again, I can go and get my butt handed to me ^_^ Sounds like fun, don't you think? ;) Btw. I used to live in Chicago so I am incredibly impressed you are willing to travel from Milwaukee to get to an aerial class. Talk about dedication! You have it in spades.

 

I was looking through your goals and it seems they align with what I like to do as well, so I figured I could hang out with you and perhaps help you along as you crush this challenge ;) I'm an Ambassador for the Assassin Guild and we like to do everything and anything, esp. if it involves hanging off of things, climbing, pushing, and cat GIFs. There are lots of cat GIFs <_< I think you would be a perfect fit once you're done Rebelling :D If you want to know more about what we do and who we are, here are some helpful links:

 

  • The Assassin Guild Info & Announcements - Self explanatory, I think ;) This will help you find out who's who and what's happening right now. Very nifty.
  • The Assassins' Den guild chat thread - This is where the crazies hang out :tongue: As I mentioned, lots of GIFs and general shenanigans. Check it out! It's very indicative of how inclusive our guild is and how much fun we tend to have
  • The Level 1 Assassin Initiates Q&A/Chat thread - You can find other Assassin trainees and chat with them and ask questions and have fun. I'll be there as well ^_^
  • The Assassin Phonebook - Our phone book is incredibly helpful in organizing what different people are doing each challenge so it's easier to find like-minded people if you want to ask questions pertaining to your particular interest (like aerial or martial arts).

 

I will see you around! I'm really excited to get to know you! :D

 

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I've been lurking in the Assassin threads since I joined! :rapture: Aerials, body weight workouts, and agility... totally my thing. A few friends of mine did Krav Maga years ago, and I love the combination self-defense/martial arts of it. I have friends that do MMA and stuff like that, but that's a bit too brutal for me. Thanks, but no thanks.

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Yesterday was the first day all week that I haven't done yoga. I really just needed the extra sleep. But I'm already noticeably more flexible!

 

I was also way too stressed out from work yesterday to do my push-ups, but I can still shoot for a B on that quest. It was just so crazy yesterday (think screaming on the phone, a panic attack, and some jealous bitching in the dressing room, and gossip and no money out in the club) that I was wading through that all day. By the time I got home, I needed to eat some pizza, cry, and compare cats in Neko Atsume with my boyfriend.

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Week One Wrap-Up:

  • did yoga 6 days this week, only once being under 20 minutes: A
  • drank 60+ oz of water a day, averaging 72.7oz a day: A
  • did 20 push-ups 6 days this week: B
  • no classes taken yet

All in all, I'm feeling great. I can feel myself getting more flexible, though the push-ups aren't getting any easier, even though I'm doing kneeling push-ups. Every single one I've done this week has been a struggle.

 

On to week two!

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Good job being so successful in your first week!  Keep it up!

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I'm glad week 1 went so well and YAY for feeling great!

 

Keep doing those push ups and one day they will get easier. :)

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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All in all, I'm feeling great. I can feel myself getting more flexible, though the push-ups aren't getting any easier, even though I'm doing kneeling push-ups. Every single one I've done this week has been a struggle.

 

On to week two!

 

Have you taken note of where you are placing your hands while doing your push-ups? Are they out away from your body, under your shoulders, or closer to your head? It might be worth youtubing some video's about proper body position/form and see if you're doing them right. Just a thought.

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Have you taken note of where you are placing your hands while doing your push-ups? Are they out away from your body, under your shoulders, or closer to your head? It might be worth youtubing some video's about proper body position/form and see if you're doing them right. Just a thought.

I've been taking a bit more care with them the past couple days. It's hard for me to place my hands correctly when doing kneeling push-ups because your body moves forward more than the simple down movement in a standard push-up. But today, making sure I set my hands a little closer to me to start, they're easier. Still not easy, but better than they have been.

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Week Two Wrap-Up:

  • did yoga 4 days this week: A
  • drank 60+ oz of water a day, averaging 70.4oz a day: A
  • did 20 push-ups 7 days this week: A
  • no classes taken yet

Had another god week! I've been having a hard time sleeping (and for the first time my usual melatonin gave me a really creepy nightmare) so I didn't do as much yoga, since that requires me to wake up early or to actually have energy after work.

 

Push-ups are getting a little easier; I actually did 12 kneeling push-ups in a single set the other day!

 

Let's go week three!

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You guys! I did two real push-ups today! Like, not on my knees! They weren't easy, but I did them!

 

CONGRATS!!! That is awesome. 

 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

HFC for Life!

 

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Week Three Wrap-Up:

  • did yoga 3.5 days this week: B
  • drank 60+ oz of water a day, averaging 72.4oz a day: A
  • did 20 push-ups 7 days this week: A
  • no classes taken yet

Yoga was rough for me this week. I haven't been getting enough protein or sleep lately, so it's difficult just to get through 10 minutes of yoga, let alone 20 or more. Also, I think I'm gonna fail the new classes part of my quest. The past few weeks have been really terrible at work (like, work for 7.5 hours and go home with $7 sort of terrible) and I just can't afford to spend money on classes when I'll need that money for the energy bill. But that's okay.

 

It's my birthday this Friday and on Saturday, Erik and I are gonna spend the day together, maybe getting brunch, maybe getting pizza at the place we got dinner on our first date, 100% chance of watching Lazer Team. So excited.

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Welcome to Week 4!

 

And HUGE CONGRATS on your push ups!!!!  Gosh those are so terrible and hard, it's such a major accomplishment when it actually happens. :D

 

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Failings quests is totally okay, it's actually kind of important because it shows you what works for you at this point in your life, and what doesn't. And you can re-adjust your next 4WC and meet more goals!

 

(happy early birthday!! pizza ftw!)

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