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Project: Higher, Further, Faster, More (part 2)

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Project: Higher, Further, Faster, More

 

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Today subject Allycat2407 will commence another 4-week phase aimed at improving physical fitness and lowering weight-to-height ratio. This phase of project Higher, Further, Faster, More will start on Monday September 26 and will end on Sunday October 23. There will be weekly weigh-ins and measurements on Monday morning, with a final weigh-in and measurement on Monday October 24.

 

During this challenge, the recruit will be working toward the following objectives:

  • Fitness objective #1: Go to the gym at least once a week.
  • Fitness objective #2: Go swimming at least once a week.
  • Fitness objective #3: Use the stationary bike at least once a week.
  • Dietary objective #1: Have a treat day with sugary snacks and/or alcohol no more than once a week.
  • Level up your life objective #1: Stop biting nails and rims.
  • Level up your life objective #2: Stop engaging in pointless, distracting activities online (i.e. check Facebook only once a day and do not fall for clickbait).

 

The subject had this to say about the new regime.

 

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"The last challenge didn't go too well. It's a particularly busy period at work right now so I need to be realistic about how much time I can spend on exercising. During my off week I joined a friend who goes to the gym regularly to just try it out. I actually quite enjoyed it. Although I've been sore for almost a week now it did feel like I was actually making a difference. So I'm going to try it out for the next couple of weeks. Hopefully one session a week will get me some progress."

 

The recruit is expected to keep track of weekly progress in this dossier.

 

Signed,

Capt. C. Danvers

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Can I just say that I am in love with the way that you are currently formulating your challenge. I look forward to seeing your progress in the future! I also suffer terrible from Level Up Your Life #1, and I find that painting my nails prevents me from biting them. Instead, I peel the varnish, which is mildly less detrimental. 

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On 9/28/2016 at 0:00 AM, IAmInfinite said:

Can I just say that I am in love with the way that you are currently formulating your challenge. I look forward to seeing your progress in the future! I also suffer terrible from Level Up Your Life #1, and I find that painting my nails prevents me from biting them. Instead, I peel the varnish, which is mildly less detrimental. 

 

Thanks! Alas, it's not quite accepted for a man to wear nail polish so I will have to find some other way to kick this habit ;) 

 

I'd like to think I made a good start. I went to the gym and the workout was hard but achievable. Unfortunately it did leave me with a lot of soreness in my arms in the next few days. So much so that I couldn't fully stretch my arms, which made swimming impossible. I compensated by cycling twice.

 

As for the distracting habits: I now only check Facebook once a day, which feels fine, it's not really like I'm missing anything. There were still too many other small distractions. It's tricky, they were things that feel semi-useful at the time (like reorganising certain files), but when you think about it really it's just another way to put off work.

  • Fitness objective #1: I went to the gym once. A
  • Fitness objective #2: I did not go swimming. D
  • Fitness objective #3: I did used the stationary bike twice. A+
  • Dietary objective #1: I had no treat days. A+
  • Level up your life objective #1: I did not manage to kick this habit. F
  • Level up your life objective #2: I managed to stop doing some distracting things, but not all. B

My weight went to 84.9 kg (187 lbs) and my waist saw a decrease to 92.8 cm (36.5 in).

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11 hours ago, Allycat2407 said:

Thanks! Alas, it's not quite accepted for a man to wear nail polish so I will have to find some other way to kick this habit ;) 

 

You can always grab something clear? But I do see your problem :P 

And congrats on your exercise! Perhaps you could switch the days you work out and go swimming, so you can do both? 

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On 10/3/2016 at 8:20 PM, IAmInfinite said:

 

You can always grab something clear? But I do see your problem :P 

And congrats on your exercise! Perhaps you could switch the days you work out and go swimming, so you can do both? 

 

Yup, that's what I did this week. I went swimming on Monday and to the gym on Tuesday: it worked out perfectly! 

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Another good week.

  • Fitness objective #1: I went to the gym once. A
  • Fitness objective #2: I went swimming once. A
  • Fitness objective #3: I did used the stationary bike once. A
  • Dietary objective #1: I had no treat days. A+
  • Level up your life objective #1: I did not manage to kick this habit. F
  • Level up your life objective #2: I managed to stop doing most distracting things, but not all. B+

My weight went to 84.0 kg (185 lbs) and my waist saw a decrease to 91.0 cm (35.8 in).

 

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Week 3 is done. Very good week.

  • Fitness objective #1: I went to the gym once. A
  • Fitness objective #2: I went swimming once. A
  • Fitness objective #3: I used the stationary bike four times and went to the office on bike once. A+
  • Dietary objective #1: I had no treat days. A+
  • Level up your life objective #1: I did not manage to fully kick this habit, but it did get a little less. D
  • Level up your life objective #2: I managed to stop doing almost all distracting things. A-

My weight went to 83.1 kg (183 lbs) and my waist saw a decrease to 90.7 cm (35.7 in).

 

I have no concrete plan for how to stop nail biting. It's a mindset thing. But I managed to decrease the frequency, so hopefully I can work off that.

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Final week is done. Good week.

  • Fitness objective #1: I went to the gym once. A
  • Fitness objective #2: I went swimming once. A
  • Fitness objective #3: I used the stationary bike once and went to the office on bike once. A+
  • Dietary objective #1: I had one treat days. A
  • Level up your life objective #1: I did not manage to fully kick this habit, but it did get a little less again. C
  • Level up your life objective #2: I managed to stop doing almost all distracting things. A-

My weight went to 82.9 kg (183 lbs) and my waist saw a decrease to 89.7 cm (35.3 in).

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To summarize:

  • Fitness objective #1: I went to the gym 4 out of 4 times. C
  • Fitness objective #2: I went swimming 3 out of 4 times. B
  • Fitness objective #3: I used the stationary bike 8 out of 4 times and cycled to the office an additional 3 times. A+
  • Dietary objective #1: I had 1 out of 4 treat days. A+
  • Level up your life objective #1: I did not manage to kick this habit, but it did get less. D
  • Level up your life objective #2: I managed to cut a significant chuck of distracting behavior. A

My weight went from 85.5 kg (188 lbs) to 82.9 kg (183 lbs) and my waist went from 93.5 cm (36.8 in) to 89.7 cm (35.3 in). All in all, I'm very happy with these results.

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