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Main Goal: Not go shopping

 

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(The two gifs are basically this, I just couldn't find a single gif of this part.)

 

I am getting too squishy to easily wear some summer clothing that was bought a size too small anyway. This is a size, not weight, goal.

 

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Goal 1: Routine

-To bed on time

-Out of bed promptly

-Stretch

-Push-ups

-Wall Handstand

 

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This might seem like a big one, but stretch and push-ups are fairly habit-engrained now with going to bed not too hard. It is getting up that has gone to hell and I am starting a new job so getting up at 4am is necessary. The handstands I expect to be as easy to add as the push-ups were, maybe more so. Each item is worth 0.2 points, for one point per day, night being counted the next day. 

 

Goal 2: Fit

Do something for strength 3x a week. A walk, a core bww (leg lifts, hanging leg raises, crow, hollow hold), squats and negative pull-ups, archery, driveway snowboarding, or just trying something new (push-ups in the wall handstands?) would all work, just get in the habit of moving more. Specifics can be next month, now I need to learn my limits while working full-time for the first time ever.

 

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Goal 3: Consumption

-1L water per day

-1 good food choice (no seconds, skip a snack, fruit instead of junk food, . . .) per day

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Life: Never grow up

Keep learning, even if it is only a quarter hour per day. Judged by days, not time. Piano, maths, anything . . .

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Motivation:

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I haven't done well in my last few challenges and with the new job I just want to keep from drowning. 

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I have been reaching

 

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with goals too big or too many things, without room for the smallest thing to go wrong attempting to take advantage of not working full-time. That is over, and now I need to concern myself with just not doing nothing while being busy with work.

 

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Starting measurements (cm)

Upper arms: 25

Chest: 81

Waist: 69

Hips: 89

Thighs: 53

 

 

 

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I love the routine goal Neva. Are you worried at all that the push-ups and handstands will wake you up more making it difficult to sleep?

Good luck!

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“A human should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, work alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.â€

-Robert Heinlein 

 

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I love the routine goal Neva. Are you worried at all that the push-ups and handstands will wake you up more making it difficult to sleep?

Good luck!

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They are with my morning stretching. Night is shower and read but neither important enough to include given my changing schedule.

 

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I love it when a challenge has a ton of pictures and gifs to support the overall theme.

 

Especially when that theme is a favorite animated flick like Brave.

 

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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I love it when a challenge has a ton of pictures and gifs to support the overall theme.

 

Especially when that theme is a favorite animated flick like Brave.

 

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I intend to mix it up with a few sources, given that although Brave was the final straw in getting me into archery it is not a strong theme to the challenge. 

 

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Brave, I love Merida! Great challenge, love the routine goal!

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Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

Elastigirl:Luck Favors The Prepared - Current Challenge: August 1 to September 4 - Nerd Fitness Rebellion

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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Measurements are up, and I signed up for the mini challenges.

 

 

  • Strength Feat: 5 wall-handstand push-ups, hard-core: wall-plank instead (Yeah . . . wall planks are harder than wall-handstands for me)
  • Agility Feat: pk rolls - I haven't tried in a long time
  • Stamina Feat: Walk 5k
  • Ranger Class Feat:  Learn to use a flint and steel proficiently (light a fire with it) [since I already have archery and snowboarding in my challenge, and got a flint set as a gift.

 

Week one is Stamina!

 

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Mega jealous of the archery angle, at any rate.  I really need to head back to the parental dwelling to retrieve my bow!

 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Woah, this is so cool, Neva!

 

I really like the Merida theme, and the fitness goal is very exciting. I am subbing.

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Mega jealous of the archery angle, at any rate.  I really need to head back to the parental dwelling to retrieve my bow!

Thank you! That is probably how I felt reading Throne of Glass, watching Brave, and all the other fantasy books ever. What kind of bow? Mine is a youth long bow, 25# and 28" draw - nothing particularly special. 

 

Woah, this is so cool, Neva!

 

I really like the Merida theme, and the fitness goal is very exciting. I am subbing.

Thank you! I'll have some other animation gifs too, like this one from Higurashi:

 

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I got routine down today with pushups, handstand time, and stretching, but am clearly up too late tonight. Super tired, so no G2 and no L/study but I did okay with eating only one cookie (they were good!) with lunch and picking fruit, and I will finish my water before bed.

 

 

I'll try for Brave gifs tomorrow, and maybe more Stein;s Gate instead of this creepy horror show.

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I drank only 0.5L of water today (well, unsweetened herbal tea), I was slow out of bed and night was a fail, but I did stretch, handstands, and push-ups.

 

I need to get on the study goal, but I also need to shower, and sleep.

 

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I found some Brave gifs though!

 

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Food wasn't good today, too much and lazy crap choices. I wonder if making lunch for tomorrow today should count for today or tomorrow. I wonder if I will stay up long enough to get to it. 

 

I will try to get up a post with the point numbers tomorrow, along with more Brave gifs.

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I drank only 0.5L of water today (well, unsweetened herbal tea), I was slow out of bed and night was a fail, but I did stretch, handstands, and push-ups.

 

I need to get on the study goal, but I also need to shower, and sleep.

 

Sleep is definitely high on the list!  You can't recover without it!  Keep hustling!

“A human should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, work alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.â€

-Robert Heinlein 

 

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Thank you! That is probably how I felt reading Throne of Glass, watching Brave, and all the other fantasy books ever. What kind of bow? Mine is a youth long bow, 25# and 28" draw - nothing particularly special. 

 

Before my dad went on disability, he was making homemade bows out of the standard wood kit.  Did all of the forming and heat-shaping himself.  So I have a 35# (IIRC) sitting back at the parental units' house in my hometown.  My sisters and I each had one made!

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Before my dad went on disability, he was making homemade bows out of the standard wood kit.  Did all of the forming and heat-shaping himself.  So I have a 35# (IIRC) sitting back at the parental units' house in my hometown.  My sisters and I each had one made!

That is amazing. 

 

Do some research about restoration or maintenance just to be safe - it might need oil or something to bend instead of break after being in storage, whether or not it was stored with the string off.

 

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Don't worry if today didn't go as you hoped, respawn and win tomorrow.

Respawn? I don't think days 1 and 2 were THAT bad.

 

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These gifs are adorable!

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Sleep is definitely high on the list!  You can't recover without it!  Keep hustling!

Yeah, still feeling utterly drained leaving work, 1+ hours before getting home. 

 

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I really want to be on second shift . . . and I will about the same time I get used to this one and will possibly (hopefully not) end up feeling the same for another several weeks (then go to someone's wedding in the day time and just keep up with the feeling of out-of-sorts sleep times).

 

It really shouldn't be a big deal, but when my sleep is not on a regular schedule my headaches get worse and are less likely to go away. I wouldn't list it as a cause, just an aggravator. 

 

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Wednesday: 1L water! Food . . . I'll give a point to yesterday me but today me just relied on yesterday me and then bought sale holiday candy. Maybe today me will go make a lunch for tomorrow me and earn a point. 

 

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Routine was all good except getting out of bed quickly.

 

I worked a little on piano Anki cards - making a deck with key images to staff note images.

 

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Night was good, morning was . . . better. Routine all around good. 

 

1L water. Ate too much for dinner and I wouldn't really count not eating poorly before that a choice, as it wasn't really an option, but point for planning fruit or pepper for tomorrow's snack I suppose.

 

Fit: I walked stairs up and down during break just because and did extra stretching.

 

 

 

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Points are a thing. Riiiiiight.

 

Goal 1: Routine

-To bed on time

-Out of bed promptly

-Stretch

-Push-ups

-Wall Handstand

 

Each item is worth 0.2 points, for one point per day, night being counted the next day. 

 

N i g h t : x x o o

Morning: o x x o

S tretc h: o o o o

Pushups: o o o o

Handsta: o o o o

 

=3.2 / 4 points

 

Goal 2: Fit

Do something for strength 3x a week.

 

1/3 so far this week

 

 

Goal 3: Consumption

-1L water per day

-1 good food choice (no seconds, skip a snack, fruit instead of junk food, . . .) per day

 

Litres: 1+0.5+1+1

Food: 1+1+x+1

 

Points: 3.5 / 4 

 

Life: Keep learning

 

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Mini: I plan to do the walk Saturday or Sunday. I will probably do Krav on Saturday if I can figure out the time. 

 

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Slept in

Stretch, push-ups (5+3+2), Wall plank

Laundry

Krav Maga

too much diddling

didn't eat junk food as a pre-dinner snack

didn't drink much water

read some of my reading pile with a cat

bed time, or past that

 

 

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EDIT: I'd put this day at pretty good, my comment seems to hint at the opposite but although there was lots of room for improvement I think I did well given how off I've felt all week and how little I've done apart from work.

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Krav magga and reading with kittens...

 

I'm falling in love with your lifestyle.

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Krav magga and reading with kittens...

 

I'm falling in love with your lifestyle.

It needs more going to bed at 3am and less waking up at 4am, but thank you!  I woke up to no electricity but SNOW (it was dark but it was there!)

 

SNOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

 

 

Do you know what my handle means? 

 

Guess.

 

SNOW

 

Yep.

 

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Love your goals! and the GIFS.So awesome and funny! Keep it up! You can totally do it!

 

Thanks! I was trying to find more hand-to-hand fights but Oum must have not found them flashy enough, well, he only did the second. The first is one of his proteges. 

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