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Myrik's First Challenge


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Good morning fellow Rebels, Myrik here.  Was introduced to nerd fitness almost a year ago but did nothing with it.  It took me being winded after a 0.2 mile hike to the top of Bradbury mountain to do my Re-enlistment in the U.S. Coast Guard (6 more years), to realize how out of shape I truly was.   I joined the Rebellion last Wednesday and since joining have already lost 5 pounds and began walking almost everyday.  I have cut back my intake of soda and drastically cut back on the sugar intake. So here is my Quest.

 

 

Main Quest

- Get down to 205 LBS by End of challange.  That will put me 3 pounds from my "max allowable"

- Focus on my mental/spiritual self. 

 

Diet

- Continue cutting back on sugar.   Eat Sugary snacks less then 3 times a week.

- Continue cutting back on Soda.   Currently I drink soda only on Pizza night (Sundays) I will continue to do so but with half the amount I normally drink.

 

Fitness

- Continue to do the Bodyweight brigade Level 1 work out 3 times a week.  At first this seemed really daunting to me, since I can't remember the last time I worked out on a schedule.

- Start riding my bike again.  Now that the weather is warming up again going for a bike ride daily or every other day should become easier.  I will say I have completed this is I'm riding on my now work out days, Tuesday, Thursday and the weekends.

- Continue my daily walks with the family.

 

Spiritual/Mental

- Read the Bible 3 times a week.

- Start meditating.  This one will be a challenge for me.  I have always had a hard time clearing my mind and keeping it from wandering (might have ADD).  For me truly meditating once a week will be a big accomplishment.

 

Look forward to keeping my fellow Rebels informed of my progress.  I will try and update this post weekly with my progress.

 

 

Myrik out.

 

 

*Edited to make Main goal line up with 4 week challenge.*

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Welcome to the Rebellion!!!!!

 

The goals look good, and you know which ones will really challenge you.

 

For meditation, you might try a TRIAL membership at Headspace.  It's a good program for beginners.  Free for 10 days so you can see if it helps before you shell out any money.  

Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Current Challenge: Return of the Persistent Priestess

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"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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*Midweek update*

 

Main goal 209.8 lbs down from 215 lbs 

 

I have been spot on for my Diet, no Soda, and small amounts of added sugar.  Been eating dark chocolate or fruit when i start to get a craving for sweets.  

 

Fitness, I haven't been able to walk much this week due to rain, but i have been doing laps in the house.  I am continuing the Bodyweight brigade Level 1 workout 3 times a week and it is getting easier.

 

Mental/Spiritual goals are 50/50 been doing good with reading my bible and but haven't done meditating beyond box breathing to try to get to sleep.

 

Next update will be Saturday.

 

 

Edited to Add weight loss

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So I slacked on my week one update on Saturday, it was a bust day. 

 

Main goal, still sitting at 209.8 haven't done body fat calculations but I feel better

 

My diet waned a little and we out more then we should  have and I had more soda than normal, but I will get back on the horse and keep on trucking.

 

Been working a lot the last few days so my "walks" have been doing laps around the Command Center for 10-20 minutes at a time, with a 15 pound backpack on.  Been keeping up with the Bodyweight Brigade workouts and they are getting easier.

 

My mental/spiritual goals are much better this week.  2 days of Meditation and 3 days of reading my Bible.

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Good job on not giving up after a little bump in the road!!!

 

At work, I also try to find time to stretch and do things like wall sits while talking on the phone.  Not as good as being at the gym, but better than sitting in the chair!!!

Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Current Challenge: Return of the Persistent Priestess

Past Challenges: 1, 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, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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All Right!  My first challenge is done  may not have been the full 4 weeks but I plan on starting day one with the next one.

 

Main Quest

- Get down to 205 LBS by End of challenge.  (C+)  While i didn't make my goal weight i did lose body fat which will make my weigh-ins a lot easier the first Week of April

- Focus on my mental/spiritual self.  (A+)  I kept up with the Bible reading and Completed 3 weeks with once a week meditating.  For me this is a huge thing.  Thanks @Chris-Tien Jinn for the support and recommendation of headspace.

 

Diet

- Continue cutting back on sugar.  (B-)  I did cut back on the sugar but a few times i ate sugary snacks more then i should have

- Continue cutting back on Soda.   (A-)  I only drank soda with meals out, and the occasional Rum and Soda. 

 

Fitness

- Continue to do the Bodyweight brigade Level 1 work out 3 times a week.  (A)  I was able to do the level 1 exercises and they have gotten easier, will continue level 1 through the next challenge unless it starts getting to easy.

- Start riding my bike again.  (F)  To hell with Maine's "SPRING"  been to cold and rainy to even get on it once.

- Continue my daily walks with the family.  (C) We did them a lot but not every day like i would have liked see above for reason why.

 

Spiritual/Mental

- Read the Bible 3 times a week. (A-)   Missed 2 days for the whole challenge

- Start meditating.  (A+) Once again thanks @Chris-Tien Jinn for the support and recommendations

 

 

All in all I feel great, and can't wait to continue the progress.

 

Thanks Rebels for all the support

 

Myrik

 

 

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