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Hey adventurers, I'm new here! My fitness and life goals are split down the middle between Assassins and Adventurers, and since this month I'll be going to China, I'll be shacking up here for the next four weeks.


Main Quest:
Travel like an Adult


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Traveling is not a new thing for me, but while going through airport security and customs isn't a big deal for me...everything else is. All my anxiety and stress comes from packing, getting the house ready, and taking my furry baby to the sitters. When I come back I don't unpack anything for MONTHS. I also am notorious for over packing or worse leaving something extremely important behind (like a cell phone charger). Also when I'm out adventuring I tend to stay in some sort of comfort zone, mainly with food, and have a bout of laziness if there's not already planned events. These 4 weeks I will work on NOT doing what I normally do when I travel.


1) Before and After


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During week one I have to prepare my home and prepare myself for the upcoming travels. During week three and four I have to unpack and put away things, and of course tell everyone on Facebook what happened. In total there are 11 things that I need to do in order for this side quest to be a success.





2) Explore China


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A simple quest in my opinion. Go out and explore! Eat new things! Take lots of pictures and write down the memories before bed.


3) Maintain Fitness


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Again super simple, just keep fit during these four weeks. I'll be doing ballet videos 3x a week and swimming whenever possible. During my week in China, I'll be doing yoga instead due to the strict Internet censorship preventing me access to my normal youtube videos.


Side Quests


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With any good adventure, there's always side quests to complete. These little add-ons will not give me any attribute stats, but will instead contribute to my XP. These are things I need to work on often throughout the year. Quests are as follows:


Linguistic Mastery II

Review Vocab 2x a week


Gold Keeping II

Save $26 this month


Knowledge Expansion II

Read 2 books this month

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Fayrn

Mermaid Assassin Lv 7

| STR 9.75 | DEX 10.5 | STA 13.5 | CON 15 | WIS 11.75 | CHA 14.25 |

 

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20.94%

 

Money Saved

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Before and After: +4 WIS, +35 XP

A - Everything done B - 8-10 things done  C - 5-7 things done D - 2-4 things done F - Did nothing

Explore China: 
+4 CON, +4 CHA, +30 XP
A - Weeklong exploration B - Explored 4-5 days  C - Explored 2-3 days D - Explored 1 day F - Locked myself up in hotel room

Maintain Fitness: +1 DEX, +1 STA, +1 STR, +35 XP

A - Fitness Maintained B - 9-11 days C - 6-8 days D - 3-5 days F - Lazy Potato

Linguistic Mastery: +18 EXP
A - Pass F - Fail

Gold Keeping: +4 EXP
A - Pass F - Fail

Knowledge Expansion: +2 EXP
A - Pass F - Fail

Fayrn

Mermaid Assassin Lv 7

| STR 9.75 | DEX 10.5 | STA 13.5 | CON 15 | WIS 11.75 | CHA 14.25 |

 

Current Challenge

 

Past Challenges: {1st}{2nd}{3rd}{4th}{5th}{6th}

Character Profile

 

Books Read

20.94%

20.94%

 

Money Saved

25%

25%
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Before and After

91%
91%

10/11 things done


Explore China


Eat something new with one meal every day

100%
100%

7/7 days


Explore for 30 min everyday (if not busy)

100%
100%

4/4 days


Write in travel diary every night

100%
100%

7/7 days


Fitness Maintenance

50%
50%

6/12 days


Side Quests


Linguistic Mastery

100%
100%

8/8 days

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Fayrn

Mermaid Assassin Lv 7

| STR 9.75 | DEX 10.5 | STA 13.5 | CON 15 | WIS 11.75 | CHA 14.25 |

 

Current Challenge

 

Past Challenges: {1st}{2nd}{3rd}{4th}{5th}{6th}

Character Profile

 

Books Read

20.94%

20.94%

 

Money Saved

25%

25%
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Fayrn

Mermaid Assassin Lv 7

| STR 9.75 | DEX 10.5 | STA 13.5 | CON 15 | WIS 11.75 | CHA 14.25 |

 

Current Challenge

 

Past Challenges: {1st}{2nd}{3rd}{4th}{5th}{6th}

Character Profile

 

Books Read

20.94%

20.94%

 

Money Saved

25%

25%
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Following and am looking forward to your updates. I will also have a "travel" challenge so I'm looking forward to getting (or maybe exchanging) ideas and tips. :D

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My NF-Character: https://www.nerdfitness.com/character/58102

Introduction Or How I started, Challenges: 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4 ; 5 ; 6 ; 7 ; RESPAWN  ; 8 ;

Member of the League of Epicness, Hellfire Club!

...would like to be a Nac Mac Feggle ;)

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Hey just wanted to drop by and say I really like your challenge, the Mulan gifs really help.

I'm also one of those Assassin / Adventurer border people and so I really feel you. However, I'm not travelling this challenge and so I hope to be with the Assassins this time (so long as they don't make me go to the rebels...) but I will be rock climbing which I think is really cool. 

Anyways, good luck.

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This challenge sounds awesome Fayrn! Following along to see your progress and maybe to live a little vicariously through you for a while ;) 

 

Welcome to the Adventurers and good luck with your challenge! 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

Profile picture credit : NF's resident super artist - NinjaKitten

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Thank you everyone for all the well wishes!

Today was a good start!

I set up a time to meet with my sub, and started the search for a sitter (late in the game I know), and I reviewed some Japanese vocab. I got started learning some survival Chinese, but I don't have high hopes of retaining.

I also did my first set of ballet videos. Really tough!

Let's see what else...I'm over 25% into Deathly Hallows and I reached my saving goal this month! So yay for one quest down!

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NEXT DAY UPDATE:

MY BUNS!!!! IS THIS DOMS?!?! SAVE MY BUNS THEY'RE GOING TO FALL OFF!!!!!

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Fayrn

Mermaid Assassin Lv 7

| STR 9.75 | DEX 10.5 | STA 13.5 | CON 15 | WIS 11.75 | CHA 14.25 |

 

Current Challenge

 

Past Challenges: {1st}{2nd}{3rd}{4th}{5th}{6th}

Character Profile

 

Books Read

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20.94%

 

Money Saved

25%

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Alright, met up with my sub for my class, got a great sitter for my baby, I got some winter clothes, and my stress freak out has started right on time!

I also did the ab ballet video which I was quite disappointed with. I'll have to do something else for abs. To make up for it I did a nice bed time vinyasa video, so everything's good now.

As for learning Chinese: I can say thank you, hello, and am working on 'this please'.

I can't believe we're leaving in three days...maybe I won't believe it until we're on the plane.

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Fayrn

Mermaid Assassin Lv 7

| STR 9.75 | DEX 10.5 | STA 13.5 | CON 15 | WIS 11.75 | CHA 14.25 |

 

Current Challenge

 

Past Challenges: {1st}{2nd}{3rd}{4th}{5th}{6th}

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WE'RE LEAVING TOMORROW WTF

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11:05 PM
I've purchased winter clothes, packed up my dog's things, mostly packed my suitcase and backpack, set aside clothes for tomorrow, cleaned out the fridge, did 3/4 of the dishes, and did all the laundry. I've stress eaten a pint of ice cream, literally ran late to work, panicked because I couldn't find my baby's emergency information, and had a nose bleed (stress induced). Listening to music to try and calm down. Full blown freak out mode. Save me.

 

1:25 AM

I'm mostly packed, just missing toothpaste and some camera film. I didn't finish the dishes 100% but maybe I can do it in the morning. I learned all the important Chinese phrases I need for the moment, and can learn the rest on the plane and while I'm there. As long as I pack my missing toiletries and unplug the electronics I should be good. I'm so tired. Oh and I called the bank and informed them we're traveling. So yay.
 

 

 

Way to go with the Chinese. Which dialect are you learning?

 

Standard Chinese (I think it's Mandarin?) It's so hard, I thought Japanese verb conjugation and grammar was hard but Chinese pinyin is so far out there I need a formal classroom to really tackle it.

 

Eek, new adventures are waiting in China! Keep doing one thing at a time, the stress is only there to get you going ;)

 

The DOMS, though... Have you tried restarting your muscles? haahaahaa

 

Thank you. I just realzied I ddin't do today's exercise......I'll have to do it in the morning...night

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Fayrn

Mermaid Assassin Lv 7

| STR 9.75 | DEX 10.5 | STA 13.5 | CON 15 | WIS 11.75 | CHA 14.25 |

 

Current Challenge

 

Past Challenges: {1st}{2nd}{3rd}{4th}{5th}{6th}

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I almost did EVERYTHING on my BEFORE to do list; I didn't finish all the dishes. But I can make up it up when I get back.

Amazingly I only forgot to give the spare key to the babysitter.

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I didn't get to do my ballet video, but I'll just do some Yoga before bed. I've been so stressed, it'll be better this way.

Currently underway to the airport. This will be my last post until tonight where I will then update daily on adventures in China. Thanks for your support everyone! I'm so excited for this venture!

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Fayrn

Mermaid Assassin Lv 7

| STR 9.75 | DEX 10.5 | STA 13.5 | CON 15 | WIS 11.75 | CHA 14.25 |

 

Current Challenge

 

Past Challenges: {1st}{2nd}{3rd}{4th}{5th}{6th}

Character Profile

 

Books Read

20.94%

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Money Saved

25%

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"shudder". Why would anyone eat scorpions? Freaky little monsters!

That aside the trip seems awesome and I'm glad you're having a great time.

I have no idea, most people seemed to go for the starfish. I personally wanted to go for the seahorse, since it is a fish. But the scorpions...oh they were creepy.

Today I did my yoga practice, hip flexors, which was a great stretch. Also I had several new foods today, including freeze dried bayberries, which were tart but delicious.

Anyway onto the pictures!

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Fayrn

Mermaid Assassin Lv 7

| STR 9.75 | DEX 10.5 | STA 13.5 | CON 15 | WIS 11.75 | CHA 14.25 |

 

Current Challenge

 

Past Challenges: {1st}{2nd}{3rd}{4th}{5th}{6th}

Character Profile

 

Books Read

20.94%

20.94%

 

Money Saved

25%

25%
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I have no idea, most people seemed to go for the starfish. I personally wanted to go for the seahorse, since it is a fish. But the scorpions...oh they were creepy.

Today I did my yoga practice, hip flexors, which was a great stretch. Also I had several new foods today, including freeze dried bayberries, which were tart but delicious.

Anyway onto the pictures!

Starfish? Wow, I thought that would be the least edible. I would totally try scorpion. Revenge for all the little buggers scaring the crap out of me when I see them.

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