Jump to content

Recommended Posts

So I've been watching the Spideyfit YouTube channel lately... What's not to love about a Spider-Man cosplayer who does fitness videos?

In the below video Spideyfit states there are 3 important skillsets needed to become your own superhero. Strength, flexibility, and endurance. So I'll be basing my fitness quests on these principles. The focus this time around will be on maintaining existing habits and plans, while also building new ones.

 

 

Quest 1: Strength

Using the Start Bodyweight routine customisation page, I've developed a push/pull split workout plan. The quest here is basically to stick with the plan throughout the challenge and report at the end how well it has worked after 5 weeks.

 

Quest 2: Flexibility

Every day I will spend at least 5 minutes working on stretching and/or mobility.

Trouble areas to focus on - Hamstrings, hips, lower back.

 

Quest 3: Endurance (modified)

Go for a Ruck or long walk at least twice a week.

 

Quest 4 (life quest):

Perform at least one act of meaningful adulting every day.

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition! 

As always, I'll be posting a weekly highlight reel of all the awesome things that have happened during the past week. The point of this is basically to help me keep a positive mindset by focussing on the good things that have happened rather than the bad. 

 

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

Use this thread to keep track of my contribution to the mini. Should hopefully motivate me to keep contributing.

  • Like 4

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post
On 8/19/2016 at 11:25 AM, Grayspeed said:

Blister is on the way to healing, so rucking is back on!

 

Glad to hear this, that's a nasty place to get a blister. What do you do for lower back stretches? That's always been a tight spot for me. 

Manarelle the Level 55 Amazon Assassin

Gryffindarling and Sith Acolyte, somehow.

Challenges: 1-1011-2021-3031-4041-50, 51-60, Current

 

Link to post
10 hours ago, Manarelle said:

 

Glad to hear this, that's a nasty place to get a blister. What do you do for lower back stretches? That's always been a tight spot for me. 

Knee to chest, childs pose, and the standard toe touch stretch are my favourites. I find that tension in my hamstrings tends to have a knock on effect on everywhere else, so I try to really work on them as much as possible.

Working on hollow body holds and single leg deadlifts has also been really helpful for strengthening that area too.

  • Like 1

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post

Week 1, begin!

 

Quest 1: Strength

Pull workout done. Wind threw my chinups off a bit.. I guess it's stabilisation practice?? 

 

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 1. 1/7 days

 

Quest 3: Endurance

Got tired of MapMyRun crashing constantly so used an egg in Pokemon Go to track distance. Did around 6.5km.

Might tweak this quest slightly as the challenge goes by.

 

Quest 4 (life quest):

Sad news. I didn't get the job I went to two interviews for. To be honest, I really thought I had it :(.

 

Two jobs applied for today, I'm basically in desperation mode now. I just need to find something at this point.

Week 1. Adulting completed 1/7 days

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition! 

N/A

 

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

N/A

 

  • Like 2

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post
3 hours ago, Grayspeed said:

I didn't get the job

:( I'm so sorry, something better must be out there for you though. 

 

Do you care about mapping your run or just tracking distance and time? I've not used any run apps before, but recently joined the Hogwarts Running Club. They have us track our miles through chariltymiles which raises money for charities for every mile you run. I'm just not sure if it is a us only app... 

  • Like 1

Race: Elf   ~   Class: Druid Apprentice   ~   Level: 12

Current Challenge

2015-2016 Challenges: OneTwo, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve

2018-2019 Challenges: (first one in progress)

 

Link to post
On 22/08/2016 at 4:14 PM, SnowOwl said:

Do you care about mapping your run or just tracking distance and time?

Just distance, really. Might try using my pedometer app instead.

Although I went for a "short" walk that ended up being over 2 hours today, I wasn't wearing my walking shoes and have re-invigorated my blister..  So a tweak to this quest may be in order.

 

Quest 1: Strength

Push workout done. Was a really good workout actually, dips are coming along nicely. Need to work on spider-man pushups, not sure I'm doing them quite right.

 

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 1. 2/7 days

 

Quest 3: Endurance

So, that blister is back, I shall call him barry.

He's a total prick.

 

Quest 4 (life quest):

Laundry and kitchen cleaning.

Had a talk with my girlfriend and we decided that it doesn't matter what job I get, as long as I get something.. I think she's recently realised just how miserable my current employment has gotten me. We're heading into the time of year where christmas temp stuff comes up a lot, so I'm pretty hopeful I can get something soon.

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition! 

N/A

 

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

N/A. I'm terrible at meditating, but I should really finish off this world..

  • Like 2

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post

Quest 1: Strength

Pull workout done. Tomorrow is an active rest day, should get plenty of activity as I'm going shopping *shudders* with the girlfriend. Getting rewarded with my favourite burger for lunch and probably a cinema trip, so I can't complain.

 

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 1. 3/7 days

 

Quest 3: Endurance

N/A

 

Quest 4 (life quest):

Job searching, food shopping, vacuuming 

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition! 

N/A

 

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

N/A

  • Like 2

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post

Current mood:

fainted.png

 

Funny day, I had a bit of a weird moment where I felt very faint and almost threw up.. I haven't eaten anything likely to make me sick, so I'm guessing it as a combination of lack of sleep, stressing about the whole employment thing, and the humid weather.

On the bright side, I finally caught a Pikachu today!

 

Quest 1: Strength

So glad today was a rest day. A workout would not have gone well today.

 

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 1. 4/7 days

Planning to do some before bed tonight. I'm counting it, but won't get a point for tomorrow if I don't get it done.

 

Quest 3: Endurance

Officially off the rucking until Barry has completely gone.

Might replace this with a jump-rope related goal as I've recently started doing it as a finisher after strength training.

 

Quest 4 (life quest):

So. Much. Job. Searching.

Applied for 2 jobs. Also contacted a place that would probably be really cool to for (definitely wouldn't get me rich, though), they got back to me within 10 minutes and seemed genuinely sorry that they didn't have any vacancies. Which just makes me want to work for them more..

Saw a really fun job at a freaking castle today. Unfortunately it's a temp thing and I'll be on holiday for the main part of it, so I'm not bothering to apply. Going to keep checking though, It'd be damn cool to work at a castle.

 

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition! 

N/A

 

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

N/A

  • Like 2

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post

Working at a castle would be pretty spiff, but yeah, if the schedule isn't cooperating... boo! Keep in touch with the cool place - you never know when something might come up. Grats on the Pikachu, and here's to no more feeling faint. Maybe finagle the stretching into yoga and meditation to help calm down for bed? 

  • Like 1

Manarelle the Level 55 Amazon Assassin

Gryffindarling and Sith Acolyte, somehow.

Challenges: 1-1011-2021-3031-4041-50, 51-60, Current

 

Link to post

So, been a pretty intense few days. After much decision making and crazy support/encouragement from my girlfriend I quit my job. Handed in my notice today and will have my last day next Tuesday. I honestly feel better than I have in 4 years. I thought I'd be terrified, but I feel more energised and positive than I have in a very long time.

I have no idea what's next, all I know is I have financial stuff sorted out enough that I don't need to panic for at least 4 months, and I don't have to lie awake at night dreading the morning. Now I can focus completely on getting a new job, finishing my Open University course, and sorting out general life "stuff" that has been neglected for too long. 

 

Challenge wise, I got everything except one day's stretching was missed.

 

Here's to week 2!

Monday/Tuesday

Quest 1: Strength

Monday - Push workout

Tuesday - Pull workout. Got 5x5 on my chinups finally!

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 1. 2/7 days

Quest 3: Endurance

I need to think of an alteration for this. Barry aint going nowhere fast..

Quest 4 (life quest):

Monday - Typing up notice, email sent to open university asking exactly what modules I can do for my course, applied for another job.

Tuesday - Job searching.

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition! 

I'll probably combine weeks 1 and 2.

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

New world has been released, I'm not really a dancer. Will wait for the others 

  • Like 2

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post
2 hours ago, Grayspeed said:

After much decision making and crazy support/encouragement from my girlfriend I quit my job. Handed in my notice today and will have my last day next Tuesday. I honestly feel better than I have in 4 years. I thought I'd be terrified, but I feel more energised and positive than I have in a very long time.

Wow! Awesome. That was a very brave step!

 

(and I think you  should try dancing!)

  • Like 1

Race: Elf   ~   Class: Druid Apprentice   ~   Level: 12

Current Challenge

2015-2016 Challenges: OneTwo, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve

2018-2019 Challenges: (first one in progress)

 

Link to post

As long as you're having fun with the dancing, does it matter? 

 

Plus, how will you get good if you never practice! It states "learn a routine." You'll have ONE dance that you can do!

 

Also, serious congrats on leaving the job. Enjoy the time off until you find something better!

  • Like 2

Manarelle the Level 55 Amazon Assassin

Gryffindarling and Sith Acolyte, somehow.

Challenges: 1-1011-2021-3031-4041-50, 51-60, Current

 

Link to post

Wednesday

Quest 1: Strength

Wednesday - Push workout. Dips feeling good, might be time to go from 5x5 to 5x6

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 1. 3/7 days

Quest 3: Endurance

Have an idea of what to swap to. Maybe.

Quest 4 (life quest):

More job searching

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition! 

-

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

Turns out I didn't do the pre-requisite for dancing, no boogie nights for me ;).

Did my carrying of a heavy thing

  • Like 2

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post

Thursday/Friday

Quest 1: Strength

Thursday - Pull workout

Friday - Rest day

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 1. 4/7 days

Didn't do any flexibility on Friday, and I feel like crap for it. Lesson learned.

Quest 3: Endurance

New endurance quest starts next week.

Quest 4 (life quest):

Got an interview! Adulting on Thursday was researching interview questions, Friday was housework and a little job search.

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition! 

-

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

Food challenge next :)

  • Like 2

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post

Saturday/Sunday

Quest 1: Strength

Saturday - Push workout

Sunday - Not been eating too well the last couple of days and felt a bit off today, so just did about 25 minutes of mobility work instead. Need to clean up my diet a bit.

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 2. 6/7 days

Quest 3: Endurance

N/A

Quest 4 (life quest):

Saturday - Bit of job searching, kitchen cleaning.

Sunday - Food shopping, applied for another job.

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition! 

  • Quit my job!
  • Got an interview for another one!
  • Went for an explore to a local nature reserve with the girlfriend, we found out there are 3-4 Pokemon Go gyms there that rarely get attacked as they are in  remote place and somewhere you have to pay (and probably drive) to get to. Had almost a week of claiming 3x defender bonus. Got kicked out yesterday morning, but we're planning a revenge mission ;)
  • Discovered the Iron Butterfly exercise, it's really helped me work on leg raises.
  • Workout plan is going really well, starting to break through plateaus finally
  • Barry the blister has begun his retreat - Once the skin hardens up again I'll be able to get back to rucking.
  • Country parks should be much quieter now that the summer holidays are over, and I'll be able to go during weekdays as I'll soon be unemployed.
    • Hopefully not for long ;). Although part of my wishlist for new jobs is that I'll have time off during the week, weekends are overrated. 
  • Also, I've had a surprising amount of support from people regarding my decision to leave my job. I was expecting it to be pretty rough, but most family/friends feel I've made the right decision and have been pretty awesome about it. 

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

Working on the food world, should be done by tonight.

  • Like 3

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post

Nothing happened on Monday, I was dead on my feet most of the day. Still not really an excuse to not at least do mobility..

In other news, today I had my last day at work, edited Quest 3, and got another interview :)

 

Monday/Tuesday

Quest 1: Strength

Monday - N/A

Tuesday - Push workout

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 2. 1/7 days

Quest 3: Endurance

Planning a trek tomorrow

Quest 4 (life quest):

Monday - Nothing

Tuesday - Applied for another job

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition

N/A

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

Just need to post meals in the chat.

  • Like 2

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post
6 hours ago, Manarelle said:

Glad to hear you're getting support for quitting the job. And look at that, two interviews already! Here's to life taking a serious turn for the better for you!

Thanks! Things seem to be going better than expected, I guess there's a lesson in self-confidence here :)

 

 

Wednesday/Thursday

Quest 1: Strength

Wednesday - Pull workout

Thursday - Rest day, kinda wish I'd worked out though..

Quest 2: Flexibility

Week 2. 3/7 days

Quest 3: Endurance

N/A. Should be going to a nature reserve tomorrow if the weather holds.

Quest 4 (life quest):

Wednesday - Looked up interview questions and did a bit of research

Thursday - Job interview. Went well and the job is pretty much a given, but I'm not sure it's the right place. I'd have to pay for parking or take 2-3 bus journeys to get there, not really worth it for what the job is to be honest. Should be getting a phone call to confirm on Monday so I have a few days to make a decision, but I think I may have to pass on this one.

Which kinda feels foolish/arrogant.. I just think other opportunities I have lined up will work much better for me.

 

Bonus Quests

Share the awesome - Weekly highlight reel edition

N/A

Assassin's Guild Minichallenge

Realised you don't need to update the chat, so added my point on the spreadsheet.

  • Like 1

Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

Challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 16 | 17 | 18 |

 "Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not." - Uncle Iroh

Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

New here? Please check out our Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines