Kyalii Posted January 3, 2016 Report Share Posted January 3, 2016 Hey, Rebels! I'm really looking forward to coming back to the NF forums and focusing on achieving my goals! When I was here before, I was sort of a part of the monks guild, but I rather like the idea of the rebel guild, so I think I'm going to stick around for a while. Its been an insanely difficult year for me, both life-wise and fitness-wise. 2015 has been the year of injuries for me: I started the year with some persistent achilles tendon issues, and then in March I strained by right hamstring. Just as that hamstring had finally healed, in June, I tore my left hamstring. >.< I'm a martial artist and a dancer--none of these injuries are conducive to those things. I spent the entire summer doing almost nothing, and I've struggled to get back into things as the summer turned to fall, and fall turned to winter. As a result of the inactivity (and probably more junk food than I typically eat), I've gained probably close to 25-30 lbs (I don't own a scale, and I don't really want to know...) I'm hoping to test for my third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do late this summer, but I definitely am nowhere near where I'd like to be for that, fitness wise. Luckily, I've been there before (and not too long ago), so I know I can get there again. My fitness quests this month are designed to help me get back into old habits--so they're all things that I used to do in some way, shape, or form. I'm also in my last semester of law school, which definitely complicates my life more than I wish it would. My "level up your life" goal is related to that--I hope that by adding some structure around the most stressful part of my law school experience, I can relieve a little bit of anxiety for myself. So, without further ado, I present you, my quests! Dance goal: perform 3 rounds of a warmup/strengthening routine before each dance class. (I have it written down here at home, and I could publish it if people are interested, but it basically is just a few simple core/back strengthening exercises, some feet/ankle exercises, and some PT exercises to help strengthen my hamstring/supporting muscles) Tae Kwon Do goal: perform a 100 pushups workout 3 times/week. Note that I'm not actually doing 100 pushups--I can barely do ANY unmodified pushups right now (I used to be able to do like... 50). I just like the 100 pushups format as a way to build strength and endurance General Fitness goal: swim 1000 yds or more 2 times/week. I started swimming after I tore my hamstring and decided I was done with running for good. I love it! Life goal: Create calendar with all of my Law Review Editor assignments on it by January 10, and complete all of my assignments on time. I really effing hate being an editor on law review. Worst decision I ever made. But at least if I organize things, I can make myself less anxious about getting it all done? Soooo, yeah, we'll see how this goes. These feel ambitious, but since they're mostly things I've already done in the past (save for that law review thing), I think I can do it. 1 Quote Link to comment
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