Sigrikr Posted January 4, 2016 Report Share Posted January 4, 2016 Now is time to let past failures remain in the past. Now is the time to dig deep and drive onward towards the reality of a fit warrior, fearsome on the battlefield, and handsome on his wedding day. I participate in heavy combat within the Society for Creative Anachronisms. For me to be a competitive fighter within the SCA, I need to pursue a level of physical fitness and discipline that dovetails perfectly with my larger quest for a fit and trim self. Completing this second attempt at a challenge will be a mighty step towards being the Viking warrior I envision myself being. Also, my wedding draws ever nearer, and I want my memory of it to include a happier, healthier self. Photographs won't lie, and my fiancÃ© deserves the best version of me I can put forth. If I can be stronger, slimmer, and sleeker for her through pursuit of overarching efforts towards fitness, fantastic. Long Term QuestsI will get my weight to 200# (from 250#), the re-calibrate my fitness path from there. An average loss rate of 1.5#/week will put me at 220# by my wedding date, which, while tough, seems doable.I will re-focus my dietâ€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹ back to a majority of healthy vegetarian dishes, and eliminate the over-consumption of cheesy, starchy, and bread-y meals.DietI will eat a healthy home cooked/prepped dinner a min 5x/week, and if ordering or dining out, opt for a healthy optionI will drink only blackâ€‹â€‹â€‹ coffee or tea instead of sugary artificial energy drinkFitnessâ€‹I will do the Beginner Bodyweight Routine before work 2x/week, and try for M-W-FI will train on my pell pole for 30 mins at least once a week, and attend the bi-weekly local fighter practicesI will lose 6# by January 30 (avg. 1.5#/week) Life GoalI will sew myself a new Norse tunicâ€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹I don't think most of these are overambitious, as most points, save for the addition of BBW routine, are just an augmentation or continuation of my current practices.â€‹ The biggest hurdle, I believe, will holding fast to a proper dietary practice, as a busy work schedule has proven a stumbling block in the past. I tend to resign myself to ordering out after work rather than cooking, or settling in and overeating in the evening. This will be my focus for the next four weeks; the rest will be important and pursued as such, but above all else, my eating habits will be brought under control. 2 Quote Link to comment
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