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Possible DAO spoilers :)

 

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I recently picked my specialization and I really want to do all the cool things assassins do. That is, without stabbing myself in some body part that inevitably will get in the way. I've longed to start a new adventure, put my skills to use, learn new ones and I have a plan! Well sort of...

I have a great family, don't get me wrong but sometimes you just need to get out. So after following Duncan (he's this super cool Grey Warden that's been hanging around) and asking if I could tag along with him, he finally relented! His only condition is that I have to join the Grey Wardens.

 

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I'm pretty sure that's what he said!

Of course I jumped at the chance. I mean it's the Grey freaking Wardens! I’ll get to travel with them, better my assassin skills, and stab stabby stab darkspawn, why would I say no?

Our adventure starts in Ostagar, where we will join the King’s army in fighting back the darkspawn and stopping the Blight. Before I join the fight, I need to take care of a few things, like getting ready for battle, actually doing the joining and stuff like that. Easy Peasy.

 

Ostagar - Warden beginnings

Ostagar is my first stop to becoming a legendary Grey Warden. Who knows where we will go after we stop the darkspawn!!! So freaking excited!

 

Creating my Warden : First, every Thursday I will weigh myself, as well as take measurements on the first and last day of the challenge. I’m hoping to start gaining some awesome muscles and I’d like to see how my body changes. Second I will make sure I take care of my needs. Living on the road is a dirty place and I need to remember to wash the blood and grime off my face every night. An assassin can’t stink or it would give me away, although mud would help me blend in….no no no I’ve lived a sheltered life and I’ll not give up this one comfort! At least not yet.

Life Quest :

Weigh-In/Measurements Thursday

Wash Face every morning and night

Grading Overall - How many days : A 26, B 23-25, C 19-22, D 18, F 0

 

Complete the Joining :

 

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In order to tag along with Duncan, the super cool Grey Warden I mentioned before, I have to complete the joining. He is sending myself, Alistair (another Grey Warden who is totally cute but sort of a half-wit), and the other recruits out to collect enough darkspawn blood for all the recruits in order to complete the joining. We also need to see about finding some Grey Warden Treaties that are somewhere in the wild.

Food Quest :

Drink 4 cups or more of water M-F.

I will collect 1 Darkspawn Blood for each completed week (weeks 1-3). After drinking the required amount for week 4 (20 cups : 4x5), I will get the last ingredient, Lyrium, for the joining. Then I’ll be required to use Darkspawn Blood & Lyrium for whatever Duncan needs us to use it for. I maybe a little naive but this isn’t looking that good...

Grading Overall - A: 3 Darkspawn Blood & Bottle of Lyrium Or F: Not getting required amount

 

Ready for Battle :

 

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Like I mentioned earlier, I’m sort of new at this assassin thing but I have a lot of natural talent, Duncan says so. While we are preparing for the upcoming battle, I might as well get some training in. I’m going to have to work on my endurance in order to not hold back the rest of the Grey Wardens while we travel. While I’m training I should also work on leaning out and building some muscles.

Exercise Quest :

1 Elliptical HIIT & 1 Yoga a week

Bodyweight Workout 2x a week

Grading Overall- A: 4 training sessions Or F: 3 > training sessions

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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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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 

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Week 1 - B
Creating my Warden : 
LQ 1 : Weight in and Measurements on Thursday ✔
LQ 2 : I washed my face 2x every day M-F ✔
Complete the Joining : 
FQ 1 : 22 cups total and 4 cups everyday M-F ✔ 
Ready for Battle : 
EQ 1 : Elliptical on Tuesday and no yoga. Did walk about 3 miles on Sunday.
EQ 2 : 1 Bodyweight Workout on Tuesday. 
Thursday Weigh in : 321.8lbs
Thursday Measurements : Done on Thursday night

 

You have collected 1 vial of darkspawn blood

 

Side Quests aka Minis : 

Focus Crystal : 20 squats

 

Week 2 - A
Creating my Warden : Face washed
LQ 2 : 2x everyday M-F
Complete the Joining : Water!!!
FQ 1 : 31 cups, 4+ M-F
Ready for Battle : Elliptical & Yoga / Bodyweight Workout
EQ 1 : Yoga - Monday & Friday, Elliptical on Sunday
EQ 2 : Monday - Push, Saturday - Pull & Legs & Sunday - Core
Thursday Weigh in : 324lbs

You have collected 1 vial of darkspawn blood

Side Quests aka Minis :
Saber Hilt - 10 burpees​
Beam Emitter - 25 knee push ups, 10 flat leg raises & 20 Bent over Rows
Focus Crystal - 5 squats & 6 beginner shrimp squats
Constructions - 10 mins meditation
Relic Hunt - 10 poses

 

Week 3 - A
Creating my Warden : Face washed
LQ 2 : 2x everyday M-F
Complete the Joining : Water!!!
FQ 1 : 25 cups, 4+ M-F
Ready for Battle : Elliptical & Yoga / Bodyweight Workout
EQ 1 : Yoga - Thursday & Elliptical - Wednesday
EQ 2 : Monday & Wednesday
Thursday Weigh in : 320.8lbs

You have collected 1 vial of Darkspawn Blood

Side Quests aka Minis :
Construction: 50 mins meditate
Relic Hunt: 37 poses

 

 

Week 4 - A
Creating my Warden : Face washed
LQ 2 : ✔ - 2x everyday M-F
Complete the Joining : Water!!!
FQ 1 : ✔ - 28 cups, 4+ M-F
Ready for Battle : Elliptical & Yoga / Bodyweight Workout
EQ 1 : ✔ Yoga - Thursday, Elliptical on Tuesday
EQ 2 : ✔ 4 different days. 

 

Bottle of Lyrium collected

 

Side Quests aka Minis : Completed all parts of the mini 

Final Battle results

Core - Flat Knee Raise : 255

Legs - Bodyweight Squats : 110

Pull - Bent over Rows : 1300

Push - Knee Push-ups : 250

 

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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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Hey there! Great theme. Following as usual.

I started replaying DAO and figured my challenges would follow the game play!

 

DRAGON AGEEEE

 

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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 

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Following for ... well, assassins and Dragon Age, duh.

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"We can be heroes"

 

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Yayyyy, DA:O. Kick some darkspawn ass!

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Week Plan/To Do - 2/29/2016

Monday:
Start reading The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr
Pick up Nephew and drop off at my dads house
Pick up tickets for Soccer game on Sunday

Send out Book Club reminder email
 
Tuesday:
Return Library books

Finish reading The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr

Go to Gym

Do first BWW - Legs

 

Wednesday:
Start reading Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones

 
Thursday:
Stop by post office

Start reading Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Friday:
Book Club 
 
Saturday:
Start Laundry

Do 15 mins of Yoga

Set up new Router

Take out Trash

Free Kids painting event with my sister and nephews

Drop off HOA check

Make Bed/Rotate

Do BWW - Core, Push & Pull

 

Sunday:

Go grocery shopping early 

Go to Sounders Game

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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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Followed! :) You seem to have quite a handful going on there! :)

 

If you are talking about the workouts, those will be split between multiple days. If you are talking about the week, it's the reading. I have to finish 1 book by tomorrow and the other 2 by Friday. :)

 

I would tell you to say Hi to my brother- and sister-in-law but I know how crazy sports venues can get and that might be just a little stalkery anyway :tongue:

 

Haha yes it would be! So excited though, love soccer games!

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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 

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Had to move some things around last night. I thought I would be dropping my nephew off at my parents house but turns out I was just driving him there to get his bday present and then needed to take him home. We stayed for a bit, had dinner, played the 2 new games he got for his birthday. We had fun but I ended up spending 3 extra hours at my parents house. 

 

I did manage to get in 4 cups of water, read 366 pages of my book, and washed my face both in the AM and PM. Saving my first BWW until tonight. 

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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 

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I just started play DAO recently too! Great theme! :D

 

Now I just need to find more time to play it! 

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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 

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I received some sad news yesterday and I feel like I'm overreacting a little. I mean I know I can and should be sad but I'm way more emotionally affected by it. Yesterday morning I sent out my reminder about book club this Friday, like I do the Monday before every meeting, and I received a reply from one of my members husbands. One of my, fairly regular members who actually shows up and participate, unexpectedly passed away last November. This news hit me really hard. The last time I talked to her was at the October meetup and since then I've wondered where she had been, now I know. 
 
Her husband wrote a beautiful email and that made it even harder to read. I forwarded the email to my assistant leaders and while we can't do anything physically for the family, we decided to do a Virtual Book Drive in her memory. We thought doing a Virtual Book Drive through First Books would be a great way to honor a fellow bookworm. The drive will help get new books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families. Now I just need to tell everyone at book club on Friday, I'm pretty sure I'll cry doing it. 

 

If you want to check out our Jennifer Guzman Virtual Book Drive, please do!

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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 

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Finished my book, dropped off my library books, hit 6 cups of water, did my first BWW for this challenge and went to the gym.

Workout
15 mins Elliptical - 1 min @ lvl 1, 1 min @ lvl 2 & 1 min @ lvl 3

10 Heel Raises 
10 Kick Backs 
20 Second Wide Squat
10 Quad Clenches
10 Straight Leg Raises 
10 Bridges 
10 Butt Kicks
20 Seconds Upward Facing Dog
5 Calf-Cow Pose
20 Second Open Lizard
20 Second Butterfly
4x40s wall sits
4x5 sumo squats
4x5 single deadlifts
4x5 inner-thigh Inside piques
5x5 lying leg lifts

5 mins stretching

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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 

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Really sorry about your loss :( If you're worried that you'll cry delivering the bad news (which is, btw, not an easy job at all), don't. I'm pretty sure no one will judge you.

Thank you and I figured as much but I hate crying. :(

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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 

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So sorry to hear about your loss. Good job getting on and getting into the gym regardless. The virtual book drive is a really lovely sentiment. 

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So sorry to hear about your loss. Good job getting on and getting into the gym regardless. The virtual book drive is a really lovely sentiment.

 

Thank you! Working out really helps me when I'm feeling extreme emotions. Yay for endorphin rushes!

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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 

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I over estimated my reading speed. I started and finished fifth grave but it took me way longer than I thought. So no workout today which also means no workout tomorrow since I have to finish 1 more book before Friday. Guess Saturday and Sunday will be used for yoga and 1 more BWW day.

I did get in 4 cups of water today but it was a struggle.

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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 

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Are the book deadlines your library deadlines or something else? You are plowing through those things! 

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Are the book deadlines your library deadlines or something else? You are plowing through those things!

Both plus we read 3 books a month for my book club. I'm a little behind in some series because last year I failed to keep up, well or read much at all.

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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 

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Ah, gotcha! 

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