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2017: Into the Forge

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A modification of @Myrik's Blue prints and @Cataleya's Road Map since they seemed to be onto something with the way they were organized, and my own Epic Quest (Which I really need to update >_<) 

 

2016 was rocky not supper awful but I still ended up not doing as much for myself, towards making myself into my ideal self, and back slid a little on my health and fitness goals, and didn't really make any progress towards my professional or hobby goals. Thus, I'd like to make a positive start to 2017 and solidify the dreams/ ideas I have for the upcoming year and turn them into SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable/Achievable, Realistic, and Timely) goals. I started big with my ultimate yearly goals and then broke them up into 4 Quarters to make them more manageable and it is from those quarter goals that I will draw my inspiration for my 4 week challenges. These are by no means set in stone and the goal for this is to be a living document that I change and edit/ update at minimum at the end of every 4-week challenge.

 

Challenge Theme Ideas:

Avatar/ Legend of Korra, Legend of Zelda, Assassins Creed, 300, Zombies, Firefly, Myths and Legends, Vikings, Ninja, Gauntlet, Batman/ Robin, Red Robin, Nightwing, Teen Titans, Comic Books

Ultimate Goals January - December 2017 

LIFE [Financial, Career, Lifestyle, Social & Relationship]

  • FINANCIAL 
    • Pay down at least $3000 extra on my student loans/ debts ($250 per month)
    • Have $5,000 - $10,000 in my rainy- day fund (Depending if change careers and have to tap my current reserves)
    • Have $5,000 - $7,000 in investments/ retirement fund
    • Set aside $1000-$2000 for Travel
  • CAREER
    • Become a certified Personal Trainer? 
    • Register to be a Substitute Teacher
    • Become a Professional Jeweler/ Artist
  • LIFESTYLE
    • Create a "workout" room in our Apt
    • Plan/ Go on some Adventures (Traveling or Nature)
  • SOCIAL & RELATIONSHIPS
    • Meet my Biological Father
    • At least 1 Date Night per month with GF (more ideas)
    • Get/ Make My Family B-Day and X-Mas Gifts 
    • Hold 8+ NC NF Group Meet Ups (aiming for 1 per month-ish)

HEALTH [Nutrition and Body Composition]

  • NUTRITION 
    • Cook from Home & Meal Prep 
    • Reduce and understand my sugar cravings, why do I binge eat, how to I take control of it? 
  • BODY COMPOSITION 
    • Around or Under 10% BF (for the Abs!) 
    • Weight Around 155lbs (depending on muscle mass)   

FITNESS[Strength, Endurance & Agility, Dexterity & Balance, Flexibility]

  • STRENGTH
    • Continue my Gymnastic Bodies Strength Training (Complete Foundations 1?) 
  • ENDURANCE & AGILITY
    • Complete 6+ OCRs this year 
      • Dragon OCR 5/20/2017 (Already signed up!)
      • Muddy Muggle?
    • Get my Spartan Race Trifecta 
      • Charlotte Sprint  (4/8/2017)
      • Fayetteville Super (9/23/2017
      • Carolina Beast (11/4/2017)
    • Run a Tough Mudder (possibly 6/11/2017) 
    • Break my PR 5k time [22min 58sec] (Ideally under 20)
    • By year's end be able to run 21k/ 13m non-stop
    • Stretch Goal: Complete a 1/2 marathon (possibly a goal for 2018)
  • DEXTERITY & BALANCE
    • Continue my Gymnastic Bodies Handstand Training (Complete Handstand 1)
    • Hold a solid handstand for 30sec
    • Get a Piston Squat
    • Take 1+ Acro Yoga Classes
  • FLEXIBILITY
    • Continue my Gymnastic Bodies Stretch Series Training (Middle Split, Front Split, Thoracic Bridge)
    • Take pre-pictures for progress photos later

HOBBIES [Nerdy, Arts & Crafts, Intellectual/ Educational, Other] 

  • NERDY
    • Cosplay?
  • ARTS & CRAFTS
    • Sew at least 1 article of clothing 
    • Begin Face Painting/ Learn how to properly face paint for parties
    • Finish 1-2 "Just for Fun" Art Projects (Painting, Metal Smithing)
  • INTELLECTUAL & EDUCATIONAL 
    • Read 4 non-fiction books [1 per quarter] 
  • OTHER
    • Archery Goal Here
    • Familiarize myself with rotations and distances for my Throwing Knives to achive a 50%+ stick rate
    • Learn to Juggle
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Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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First Quarter: January 1/1/17 - March 3/31/17discipline-quote-1.jpg

LIFE [Financial, Career, Lifestyle, Social & Relationship]

  • FINANCIAL 
    • Pay down $750 of student loan debt [Done]
  • CAREER
    • Research Personal Training Certifications [Done]
    • Meet with a local personal trainer and pick their brain/ "Shadow" them for a day --> move to Q2
      • Ask how they would go about getting started
  • LIFESTYLE
    • Removed Spare Bed in Office to make more room in preparation for gym
  • SOCIAL & RELATIONSHIPS
    • 3 Date Nights with GF [Done]
      • 1st one is Aquarium Date 
      • 2nd Medieval Times
      • 3rd Movie and Co-op Video Games (Lover's in a dangerous spacetime [great game btw])

HEALTH [Nutrition and Body Composition]

  • NUTRITION 
    • Cook at Home and Meal Prep most nights ~ish --> Quantify better
    • Stop giving in to my sugar/ candy cravings ~ish --> Quantify better
    • Track all food (good and bad) in MFP [Done]
  • BODY COMPOSITION 
    • Weight
      • Past (1/10/16): 163.3lbs
      • Current (4/13/16): 159.8lbs
      • Goal: 155lbs (harder to loose that last 10lbs than you'd think it would be) --> Move to Q2
    • Body Fat
      • Past (1/10/16): 15.3% [actually was most likely closer to ~17%] 
      • Current (4/13/16): 14.7%
      • Goal: ~13% (close but still got ~2% to go) -->Move to Q2
    • Measurements
      • Waist: 32.75- G: -1.75 // Current: 31.75// Change - 1.00 --> Move to Q2
      • Arms: 12 (unflexed) 13.5 (flexed)- G+.25 // No change
      • Calf: 14- G n/a // No Change
      • Chest: 40- G n/a// No Change
      • Hip: 33- G -1.5 // Current: 32.75// Change - 0.25 --> Move to Q2
      • Thigh: 22(R) 22.5(L) G n/a // No Change
      • Butt: 39 G -1 // Current: 38.5// Change - 0.5 --> Move to Q2

FITNESS [Strength, Endurance & Agility, Dexterity & Balance, Flexibility]

  • STRENGTH
    • Continue GB Fundamentals Course 3x per week [Done but Continue to Q2]
  • ENDURANCE & AGILITY
    • Run 1-2x per week for 25-30min minimum 5k distance [Feet injuries are making this goal difficult]--> Move to Q2 
    • Prepare for Charlotte Sprint  (4/8/2017) {Removed/ didn't do}
  • DEXTERITY & BALANCE
    • Continue GB Handstand Course 3x per week [Done but Continue to Q2]
    • 15-20s solid free standing HS [course progressing but freestanding HS training not started yet] --> move to Q2
  • FLEXIBILITY
    • Continue GB Flexibility Courses, Middle Split, Front Split, Thoracic Bridge [Done but Continue to Q2] 
    • Take Pre-Pictures for later use and post {Removed/ didn't do}

HOBBIES [Nerdy, Arts & Crafts, Intellectual/ Educational, Other] 

  • NERDY
    • None for now
  • ARTS & CRAFTS
    • Begin getting supplies and research face painting {Removed/ didn't do}
  • INTELLECTUAL & EDUCATIONAL 
    •   Read/ Finish: Meditations by  Marcus Aurelius {Removed/ didn't do}
  • OTHER
    • Play with my Bow and Arrow and my Throwing Knives [Done but Continue to Q2]
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Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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Second Quarter: April 4/1/17 - June 6/30/17

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LIFE [Financial, Career, Lifestyle, Social & Relationship]

  • FINANCIAL 
    • Pay down another $750 of student loan debt
  • CAREER
    • Figure out which Personal Training Certification I want to get
      • Start the process towards getting it
    • Sign up and become a Sub/ Start Process
  • LIFESTYLE
    • Finish Turning Office into home Gym
  • SOCIAL & RELATIONSHIPS
    • 3 Date Nights with GF

HEALTH [Nutrition and Body Composition]

  • NUTRITION 
    • Cook at Home and Meal Prep most nights
    • Track all food (good and bad) in MFP
  • BODY COMPOSITION 
    • Weight
      • Goal: 150lbs
    • Body Fat
      • Goal: ~11%
    • Measurements
      • Waist: 
      • Arms: 
      • Calf: 
      • Chest: 
      • Hip: 
      • Thigh: 
      • Butt:

FITNESS [Strength, Endurance & Agility, Dexterity & Balance, Flexibility]

  • STRENGTH
    • Continue GB Fundamentals Course 3x per week
  • ENDURANCE & AGILITY
    • Run 3-4x per week for 25-30min minimum 5k distance
    • Run Charlotte Sprint  (4/8/2017)
    • Run Dragon OCR (5/20/2017)
    • Run Tough Mudder (6/11/2017) 
  • DEXTERITY & BALANCE
    • Continue GB Handstand Course 3x per week 
    • 20-25s solid free standing HS
  • FLEXIBILITY
    • Continue GB Flexibility Courses, Middle Split, Front Split, Thoracic Bridge

HOBBIES [Nerdy, Arts & Crafts, Intellectual/ Educational, Other] 

  • NERDY
    • Animazement 5/25-28/17
      • or New York Trip to go see Cirque du Soleil
    • Hero's Con 6/16-18/17
  • ARTS & CRAFTS
    • Have one paid face painting jig
  • INTELLECTUAL & EDUCATIONAL 
    •  Read/ Finish: The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
  • OTHER
    • Make a proper throwing knife target
    • Play with my Bow and Arrow and my Throwing Knives
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Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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Quarter 3: July - September

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LIFE [Financial, Career, Lifestyle, Social & Relationship]

  • FINANCIAL 
    •  
  • CAREER
    •  
  • LIFESTYLE
    •  
  • SOCIAL & RELATIONSHIPS
    •  

HEALTH [Nutrition and Body Composition]

  • NUTRITION 
    •  
  • BODY COMPOSITION 
    •  

FITNESS [Strength, Endurance & Agility, Dexterity & Balance, Flexibility]

  • STRENGTH
    •  
  • ENDURANCE & AGILITY
    •  
  • DEXTERITY & BALANCE
    •  
  • FLEXIBILITY
    •  

HOBBIES [Nerdy, Arts & Crafts, Intellectual/ Educational, Other] 

  • NERDY
    •  
  • ARTS & CRAFTS
    •  
  • INTELLECTUAL & EDUCATIONAL 
    •   
  • OTHER
    •  
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Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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Quarter 4: October- December

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LIFE [Financial, Career, Lifestyle, Social & Relationship]

  • FINANCIAL 
    •  
  • CAREER
    •  
  • LIFESTYLE
    •  
  • SOCIAL & RELATIONSHIPS
    •  

HEALTH [Nutrition and Body Composition]

  • NUTRITION 
    •  
  • BODY COMPOSITION 
    •  

FITNESS [Strength, Endurance & Agility, Dexterity & Balance, Flexibility]

  • STRENGTH
    •  
  • ENDURANCE & AGILITY
    •  
  • DEXTERITY & BALANCE
    •  
  • FLEXIBILITY
    •  

HOBBIES [Nerdy, Arts & Crafts, Intellectual/ Educational, Other] 

  • NERDY
    •  
  • ARTS & CRAFTS
    •  
  • INTELLECTUAL & EDUCATIONAL 
    •   
  • OTHER
    •  
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Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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My Goal Categories

So lately I've been thinking a lot about my goals and I've come up with a new way to think about them that I think will work for me and wanted to share it with you all. For the most part it seems like my goals fall into three categories: Automated, Progress, and Strike Goals. 

 

Automated Goals (A)- Your long Term goals that have become habits and no longer require a lot of mental effort to do. (Goals on the back burner) These should stack after each challenge if a progress goal gets easy enough and really becomes a habit, or they can go back to being a progress goal if you want to more actively work on them again.

Progress Goals (P)- High priority, currently in progress, goals. These take a significant amount of mental or physical effort to do. 

Strike Goals (S)- Highest priority, almost finished goals. These goals are withing striking distance of completion and just require one final push. Sometimes these goals are best accomplished when you pick a date to complete them on.

 

These are by no means a set 'thing' I just was thinking and thought they worked well for helping me categorize my 4 week challenge goals. For them I'm going to try pick about 3 Progress goals and 1-2 Strike goals, while still listing out my automated goals that I'm working on, just in the background. 

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Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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4 Week Challenge Schedule 

Its really hard to think and plan specifics more than 6 months out so I've only really roughly sketched in some ideas for my first 3 challenges this year. I've set a lot of the same goals from challenge to challenge working on a lot of progress goals, some of these might switch with my auto goals if I feel like they have become better habits and I need to work better towards one of my auto goals instead.  To get most of my goals I started with the races that I want to run and what I'd need to do for all of them and worked backwards from there

(P)= Progress Goal

(S) = Strike Goal

 

January 1-January 7: Prep / Break Week

January 8-Feb 4: Challenge One - The 12 Labors of Ryuu1011 p2

Challenge #1 Review

*Cupid's Crawl 5k Feb 11, 2017*

Auto Goals: Pay off $150 extra on my loans (Done), 1 date night with GF (Done), 1 NF Meet Up per Month (missed January, but Feb is set)

  1. (P) Exercise Everyday in Someway- (GB Foundations, Flexibility/ Stretching, Cardio, & Archery/ Throwing Knives)
  2. (P) Continue my Handstand Training
  3. (P) Record my Nutrition in MFP- (Goal 160lbs, 14.0%bf) --> Moing towards habit and automation
  4. (P) Meal Prep for the current week

Feb 5-Feb 11: Prep / Break Week

Feb 12-March 11: Challenge Two- Ryuu Trains with the Bat Family

Auto Goals: Pay off $150 extra on my loans, 1 date night with GF, 1 NF Meet Up per Month, Handstand Training, and Play with my bow and throwing knives

  1. (P) GB Foundations (Upper Body, Lower Body, Core) x3 per week Stretch Series (Front, Middle Split and Thorasic Bridge) 3x per week
  2. (P) Record my Nutrition in MFP + Meal Prep: 5 Lunches per week + 4 Dinners --> Cause -3lbs, -1%BF
  3. (P) Run 2-3x per week, 25-30min, ~ 5k / 3m
  4. (S) Profession Swap: Research Personal Training, Go to 3 the gyms and ask what certifications they require of their personal trainers. Meet with a local personal trainer as ask them questions about their profession. Select which certification & start saving for it.
  5. (S) Remove Bed from Guest Room 
  6. *(S) Hobbie: Research Face Painting, how to get started?   

March 12-March 18: Prep / Break Week

March 19-April 15: Challenge Three- Ryuu Battle the Machines

*Charlotte Spartan Sprint April 8, 2017* (3+ miles)

Q1 End: March 31st

Auto Goals: Pay off $150 extra on my loans, Save for PT Course, 1 date night with GF, 1 NF Meet Up per Month, Handstand Training, and Play with my bow and throwing knives

  1. G1 (P): Strength to kill the Machines
    1. GB Foundations (UB, LB, C) x3 per Week ___/ 3 = ___/12
    2. Stretch Series (FS, MS, TB) x3 per Week ___/3 = ___/12
    3. Handstand Series x3 per Week ___/3 = ___/12
  2. G2 (P): Craft Health Potions to Survive the Battle
    1. Record my Nutrition in MFP x 7 per week ____/7 = ___/28
    2. Be within +/- 200 cal of 1700 (+ exercise cals) x6 per week  ___/6 = ___/24
      1. Start:163lbs 16.2%bf
  3. G3 (P): Explore and Find new Machines
    1. Run 2x per week ~ 30 min ~ 5k/3m __/2 = ___/8
    2. Walk 2x per week ~30 min 1+ mile __/2 = ___/8
  4. G4 (P): Record my Adventures & Help others on their Quests
    1. Check in here 5x per Week ___/5 = ___/20
    2. Touch base on at least 1 other person’s thread 5x per week ____/5 = ___/20

 

April 16-April 22: Prep / Break Week

April 23-May 20: Challenge Four- Ryuu Plays D&D

*Dragon OCR May 20, 2017* (5k)

Auto Goals: Pay off $150 extra on my loans, Save for PT Course, 1 date night with GF, 1 NF Meet Up per Month, and Play with my bow and throwing knives

  1. (P) GB Foundations (Upper Body, Lower Body, Core) x3 per week Stretch Series (Front, Middle Split and Thorasic Bridge) 3x per week, Movement x2 per week, handstand x1 per week.
  2. (P) Record my Nutrition in MFP  x 7 per week ____/7 = ___/28
    • Be within +/- 200 cal of 1700 (+ exercise cals) x6 per week  ___/6 = ___/24
    • Loose 3-4lbs and .75-1% bf
  3. (P) Walk 2x per week ~30 min 1+ mile __/2 = ___/8
    • Ice Roll my feet 2x per week  __/2 = ___/8
    • Get into bed by 10:30 5x per week ___/5 = ___/ 20
  4. (S)Check in here 5x per Week ___/5 = ___/20
    • Touch base on at least 1 other person’s thread 5x per week ____/5 = ___/20

 

May 21-May 27: Prep / Break Week

May 28-June 24: Challenge Five - Arrow Themed?

*Tough Mudder June 11, 2017* (10-12m)

Q2 End: June 30th

Auto Goals:  Pay off $150 extra on my loans, Save for PT Course, 1 date night with GF, 1 NF Meet Up per Month, and Play with my bow and throwing knives, Recording my Nutrition in MFP, Meal Prep, 

  1. (P) GB Foundations (Upper Body, Lower Body, Core) x3 per week Stretch Series (Front, Middle Split and Thorasic Bridge) 3x per week
  2. (P) Weight Gain? --> Increasing muscle while loosing fat?
  3. (P) Run 3-4x per week, 45-60 min, ~ 11k  /6-7m
  4.  

June 25-July 8: SUMMER BREAK

July 9-August 5: Challenge Six- Teen Titans?

Auto Goals:

  1.  (P) GB Foundations (Upper Body, Lower Body, Core) x3 per week Stretch Series (Front, Middle Split and Thorasic Bridge) 3x per week
  2.  
  3.  (P) Run 2-3x per week, 60+ min, ~ 13k  / 7-8m
  4.  

 

August 6-August 12: Prep / Break Week

August 13-September 9: Challenge Seven- Firefly?

Auto Goals:

  1.  (P) GB Foundations (Upper Body, Lower Body, Core) x3 per week Stretch Series (Front, Middle Split and Thorasic Bridge) 3x per week
  2.  
  3.  (P) Run 3-4x per week, 60+ min, ~ 15k  / 9m
  4.  

 

September 10-September 16: Prep / Break Week

September 17-October 14: Challenge Eight

*Spartan Super- Fayetteville, Sept 23, 2017* (8+m)

Q3 End: September 30th

Auto Goals:

  1.  (P) GB Foundations (Upper Body, Lower Body, Core) x3 per week Stretch Series (Front, Middle Split and Thorasic Bridge) 3x per week
  2.  
  3.  (P) Run 3-4x per week, 60+ min, ~ 17k  / 10-11m
  4.  

October 15-October 21: Prep / Break Week

October 22-November 18: Challenge Nine

*Spartan Carolina Beast- November 4, 2017* (12+m)

Auto Goals:

  1.  (P) GB Foundations (Upper Body, Lower Body, Core) x3 per week Stretch Series (Front, Middle Split and Thorasic Bridge) 3x per week
  2.  
  3.  (P) Run 3-4x per week, 60+ min, ~ 19k  / 11-12m
  4.  

November 19-November 25: Prep / Break Week

November 26-December 23: Challenge Ten

Q4 End: December 31st

Auto Goals:

  1.  (P) GB Foundations (Upper Body, Lower Body, Core) x3 per week Stretch Series (Front, Middle Split and Thorasic Bridge) 3x per week
  2.  
  3.  (P) Run 3-4x per week, 60+ min, ~ 21k  / 13m
  4.  

December 24-December 30: WINTER BREAK

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Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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4 hours ago, KaitSith said:

OOOOH I love a good plan.  Can I jump on the inspiration train and borrow this format?  Maybe build in a monthly and biyearly review to the process so you know what your challenges and successes were and plan for the next 6 months?

Yeah you're more than welcome to! :) Just make sure you let me know when you're finished so I can cheer on your progress :D Yeah, I'm going to use the end of the main 4 week challenges to be the monthly-ish reviews and then do a bigger review at the end of the quarters where I'll review my goals for the next 2 quarters. Now all I have to do is forge the discipline to stick too it! 

Half-Elf: Ranger/Assassin

Challenges: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6a] [6b] [7] [8] [8.5] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [ --> Battle Log]

Old Battle Logs [2017] New Battle Log 2018: Reforged

DragonForging My Life: Epic Quests [Google D] Epic Quests [NF]

Lifter Profile [Symmetric Strength] Racer Profile [Athlinks] Body Comp [G-Sheet] Running Stats [G-Sheet]

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The 12 Labors of Ryuu- Challenge 8.5 (2017 #1) Review

Jan 2- Feb 4th, 2017

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Well I set a LOT of goals for this challenge and even though I technically only "accomplished" 6/12 I came a long way and ultimately I feel pretty good about this challenge. I think I accomplished the 6 of highest priority and almost accomplished a lot more. Though for the next challenge I think I'm going to try and simplify the actual goals that I want to accomplish. >_< hahaha

Ultimate Challenge Goals

1. Exercise Every Weekday in Someway

2. Continue my Handstand Training

3. Record my Nutrition in MFP and Track my Food Intake (to loose weight)

4. Meal Prep for the following and current week

The 12 Labors 

(Completed: A+ 100% ) 1. Slay the Nemean Lion: An lion who's fur can't be damaged by weapons, I'll need to use strength to beat it

    To Slay: [15/15] (3 done this week) Complete 15 Foundation (Upper-body, Lower-body, or Core) Training Sessions 

(Completed: A+ 100% ) 2. Slay the Lernaean Hydra: A toxic multi-headed serpent who's heads multiply when cut off, I'll need mobility and flexibility to avoid its poison breath and fangs

    To Slay: [15/15] (3 done this week) Complete 12 Yoga/ Stretch (Middle/ Front Split, Thoracic Bridge) Sessions 

  • These two were probably my highest priority goals and I'm really happy that I was able to accomplish them even though the stretching sessions were brutal some days, I know ultimately continuing to enhance my flexibility will get me to where I want to be and that because of my significant deficiencies in certain areas I've got a long ways to go before I get there. 

 

(Failed: F 63% ) 3. Capture the Ceryneia Hind: A golden Deer who runs faster than an arrow in flight, I'll need to be exceeding fast to capture this beast

    To Capture: [5/8] (0 done this week) Complete 8 30min+ Cardio Workouts (60min + Walking or getting 10,000 FB Steps will count 1/4 credit)

  • I think I would have been able to accomplish this one had my foot not started hurting during week 3. I need to figure out the root cause of it before I start training for all of the races that I will be doing this year.

(Failed: B 84% ) 4. Capture the Erymathian Boar: A fearsome giant boar of unknown whereabouts, I'll need to an excellent tracker to find and capture it 

    To Capture: [27/32] (6 done this week) Complete 32 diary entries for my MFP

  • The only reason I failed this goal was because I didn't track any of my intake during week 0. Not that I made awful choices I just didn't track anything during that week and thus am 5 logs short of capturing the boar. In terms of nutrition I think I've done ok- not amazing but better than before Christmas and have made many healthy choices because of this challenge (and my boss fight). 

(Failed: F- -35%) 5. Clean out the Augean Stables: A gross stable filled with divine, immortal cows that made a shitload of dung, I'll need to clean up my diet to purify it

    To Clean: [+1.4/4] (Start = 164.2, Current 165.6) Loose 4lbs 

  • My weight has been all over the place for this entire challenge. I'm not even sure what to make of it. The ending weight spike (as well as the plummet to my BF%) is very odd and isn't all that important in the long run. I think I'll focus on my waist measurements and photos in addition to my scale for the next challenge. 

(Completed: A+ 125%) 6. Slay the Stymphalian Birds: Man-eating, bronze beaked birds that can launch their metal feathers, I'll have to shoot them out of the air

    To Slay: [5/4] (2 done this week) Complete 4 30min+ Target Archery or Throwing Knife Sessions

  • Probably the most fun of all my goals to complete. I didn't get as many archery sessions in as I would have liked too but I more than made up for that with my throwing knife practice and the building of my next throwing knife target. Over the course of just a few weeks I've gotten pretty good at some of the basic throwing knife throws and can manage to stick a decent percentage of my knives with good accuracy too. 

(Completed: A+ 120%) 7. Capture the Cretan Bull: A slightly angrier than normal bull, I'll need to prepare diligently to capture it

    To Capture: [24/20] (8 done this week) Pre-Prepare 20 Lunches (4 per week) 

(Completed: A+ 115%) 8. Capture the Mares of Diomedes: Mad, man-eating horses that breath fire, I'll need to prepare and strategizes to capture them

    To Capture: [23/20] (8 done this week) Pre-Prepare 20 Dinners (4 per week)

  • My GF and I worked hard to get better about meal prepping and healthy eating. Ultimately we've found, for us, it is an easier and faster way to be healthy. I know I will continue these goals moving forward because I'd love for them to become better and to become habits. The parts of this challenge where nutriton really slipped were the times when I wasn't at home and the times where I didn't have anything prepared. 

(Failed: F n/a) 9. Obtain the Belt of Hippolyta: A magical belt worn by the queen of the Amazons, I'll need to impress her if I want to get it

    To Obtain: [0/15s] (No Video) 15 second strict handstand hold (w/ video)

(Failed: B 85%) 10. Obtain the Cattle of Geryon:  A huge herd of magnificent red cattle guarded by a multi-headed giant, I'll need to perceiver to get all of them back

    To Obtain: [17/20] + [0/4] (3 done this week, no long hold test) 20 GB Handstand workouts + 4 long hold skill tests

  • While I did work a lot on my handstands this challenge I decided to follow and trust in the GB programming instead of my own and thus just did those workouts multiple times per week and didn't actually do many true "handstands" this challenge. I also didn't really do any long hold tests or record myself because I was so focused on just completing the set handstand workouts. I think handstands are going to be put on the back burner for the next challenge, not that I will not be working on them rather that I'll just be continuing to slowly work on them and not focusing on them quite so much.

(Failed: D 66%) 11. Steal the Apples of the Hesperides:  Golden apples that granted immortality, guarded by a dragon and Atlas, holder of the world, I'll need to prepare to trick Atlas  

    To Steal: [2/3] Prepare (1 done this week) 3 weeks worth of snacks (1 per 2 weeks) *counting more road snacks 

  • I didn't really "need" a lot of snack for this challenge but I really wish I had prepared some for week 4. I have a feeling had I had some prepared I wouldn't have eaten quite as much as I had during the last few days of this challenge. 

(Completed) 12. Capture Cerberus: The 3 headed dog and guardian of the underworld, I'll need some fat to entice him to come with me

    To Capture: [1.4/1.25%] (Start = 15.2%, Current 13.8% 

This weigh in came as a complete shock to me and I'm still unsure if it is right. I don't like the way that my scale has been jumping around as much as it has and might just go out and get a simple not smart scale because the smart part of the Aria is becoming more of a headache than it's worth. That said just the way I look in the mirror I do think I have dropped some of my BF% maybe around 1%-0.75% but that is not bad at all for 1months work. Not much of a change in most of my measurements but -1/4" off of my waist is actually quite a bit and according to my body comp tracking sheet is about .7% BF :) so I'm counting this goal as a win . 

 

Starting and Ending Measurements 

Start: Abs/Waist: 32.75                       End:  32.5          Progress: -.25 

Start: Arms (unflex/flex): 12.5/13.5    End: 12.5/13.5   Progress: 0/0 

Start: Calf:14                                        End: 14              Progress: 0

Start: Chest: 40                                    End: 40.5           Progress: +0.5

Start: Hip: 33.5                                      End: 33              Progress: -0.5

Start: Thigh (R/L): 22/22                      End: 21.5/ 21.5   Progress: -0.5

Start: Butt: 39                                       End: 39               Progress: 

Start: Neck: 14                                     End: 14                Progress: 0

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I see that you're looking at researching personal training certifications for this next challenge. I happen to be a [recovering] certification collector. (I'm in deep debt because of it, but I can't stop.) I'd be happy to talk to you about this if you want to. (I've rambled about it in previous threads in the past.)
 

 

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On 2/6/2017 at 5:28 PM, Machete said:

I see that you're looking at researching personal training certifications for this next challenge. I happen to be a [recovering] certification collector. (I'm in deep debt because of it, but I can't stop.) I'd be happy to talk to you about this if you want to. (I've rambled about it in previous threads in the past.)

I'd actually love that. (Its a little intimidating trying to get started so it would be great to talk to someone who knows whats up) I'll read those other threads you posted and send you a PM with some questions :) 

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Ryuu1011 Trains with Bat Family Challenge 9 (2017 #2) Review

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I've been avoiding actually doing my wrap up because of just how badly I feel like I did on this challenge :( I got consumed by gaming and by trying to finish the new games that I started instead of truly working on my goals. I failed myself and the first step into making the next challenge better is figuring out why I failed and how I can do better next challenge. Failure is part of the learning progress so I'm trying to not make myself feel too awful about it, and just learn from it.  

 

I failed partly because I got consumed with the addiction of gaming ("just one more quest-ing"). I have a bad compulsion to try and finish what I start and I need to find a way to healthily incorporate it into my lifestyle or I need to exclude it from my life all together. I also have a tendency to be 100% or 0% such as I'll either be 100% all about health and fitness or 0% just being a slug, eating unhealthy and not exercising, it's truly hard for me to find a middle ground. 

 

Auto Goals (My Challenge Checklist):

[X] Pay off $150 extra on my Student Loans Easily accomplished once I actually went online and did it.

[X] 1 Date night with GF (Set! We're going to Medieval Times on Feb 26th!) This was really fun and glad we had such a nice date night. 

[O] 1 NC NF Meet Up (Set! We're having a dance meetup on Feb 18th!) This unfortunately didn't happen and we haven't rescheduled anything yet. 

[X] [ ] [ ] [ ] Play with my throwing knives and bow. Was too busy gaming to play with my knives and my bow much. 

 

In Progress Goals:

1. Train with Nightwing and The Robin's: Continue GB Foundations (Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core) x1 each per week , Stretch (Front and Middle Split, and Thoracic Bridge) x1 per week and Handstand Series x3 per week.  (9/12 str, 8/12 flex, 7/12HS) 24/36 = 66% = D

So not actually as awful as I though but still not good by any definition. The way GB classes are set up they go from REALLY easy like 3 sets of 1 rep to really hard 5 sets of 15 reps, which makes for easier progressions, but at least for me, made my mind psyche it self out before the really hard workouts and made it much harder for me to actually get them started. Finishing them wasn't really an issue as starting them.

 

I've also learned over the past few months that flexibility training is HARD work, but it's also weirdly not as satisfying as strength training, like I don't get the same "yeah that was a hard workout" feeling after a hard stretch session but often the stretch session was mentally much more challenging and 'harder' for me to get through that a standard strength session. As much as I want to get more flexible I have to realize that I'm a n00b at it and have a long way to go. 

 

2. Train with Alfred: Master my Health- Loose 3lbs, 1%BF, and ~ 1/2" off of my waist by recording my nutrition in MFP  and being +/- 200cals of my goal (9/28) = 32% F- 

Yeahhhhh...The tracking really didn't happen especially the last two weeks, but my weight and bf% shockingly didn't change all that much (haven't actually taken it this week yet so we'll ultimately see) When I fell off nutritionally I just stopped tracking, mainly because I knew I was going to be over but also I think I did not want to see how bad I was being. I honestly wish I had still tracked even if I didn't change what I ate just so that I'd know. I need to get back to making myself track everything, even if it is bad for me just to get back into the habit of tracking. 

Starting Weight 2/2/17: 163.0lbs      Starting BF% : 16.2%  

Ending Weight: 3/2/17 161.5lbs        Ending BF% : 15.8%

Change: -1.5lbs                                  Change: -0.4%

Starting:                End:                      Change: 

Waist: 32.5"           32.25                     -0.25"

Arms: 12/ 13.5"      12/13.5                   0

Calf: 14"                 14                           0

Chest: 40.5"           39.5                         -1"

Hips: 33.5"             33"                           -0.5"

Thighs: 21.5"         22"                           +0.5"

Butt: 39"                 39"                          0

Neck: 14"               14"                          0

 

3. Train with Bat Girl: Master my Cardio- Run or Walk 3x  per week, ~25-30min, ~5k/ 3m (8/12) 66% = D

Thankfully because of running club I've managed to run and walk at least 1-2x per week. Not as much as I'd hoped but I'm actually ok with this goal being lowered overall because my feet are still acting up and its the worst when they are hurting because of my planar factitious. I hate using it as an excuse but when your feet are hurting its hard to do anything really and just makes everything else suck :/ 

For the next challenge I think I'm going to try and walk more and run about the same, thankfully because of the time jump it'll actually be light when my GF gets home and we can start going on walks together again, which will be awesome.

 

4. Train with The Bat: Master my Training- Research Personal Training Certifications, Go to 3 gyms and ask what types of Certifications they require, Select a certification and start saving for it.  ( [X] Research, [ ] Champions, [X] Snap Fitness, [X] Life Time Fitness, [X] Savings Started)

Ended up not going to Champions but from my talks with the other gyms it seems like all of the training programs that I was looking at would be good choices. Since I'm coming from a non-fitness background I'm thinking about going with one of the more expensive, but comprehensive training program and have decided to save about $1000 for it, and if I'd like to get it around June of next year I need to be saving about $62.50 per month. 

 

Challenge Strike Goals:

5. Work on my Batcave: [X] Remove my old bed from the workout room [X] Clean up and Organize the Workout Room

Completed all of the things that I wanted to get done on my bat cave for this challenge. I'd like to make it a little bit better in the future but that probably willn't be for a little while.

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Challenge 4 Review

Hp: 255 + Health Potions ( 3 x 50hp= 150hp) 405/400  

Health Potions: [Drank 3] // Metal Shards: 114

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For the next challenge I think I'm going to continue using the RPG system that I used on this challenge because while it was a decent amount of work it was also a lot of fun to record and track everything in terms of HP and $, the only think I think I'm going to change is the amount of $ earned and I'll probably drop the gaming minutes part.

 

Goal 1: Strength to kill the Machines 100% = A+

FLAWLESS VICTORY! I'm very happy with myself for getting every workout target that I set for this challenge :D

A+ Bonus Metal Shards = 20

  • GB Foundations (UB, LB, C) x3 per Week 3/ 3 = 12/12
  • Stretch Series (FS, MS, TB) x3 per Week 3/3 = 12/12
  • Handstand Series x3 per Week 3/3 = 12/12

Goal 2: Craft Health Potions to Survive the Battle 94% = A

A strong showing in in terms of my overall goal throughout the whole challenge with only 1 really "bad day" and 2 that were just over my goal.

A Bonus Metal Shards = 15 

  • Record my Nutrition in MFP x 7 per week 7/7 = 28/28
  • Be within +/- 200 cal of 1700 (+ exercise cals) x6 per week  5/6 = 21/24

Starting Metrics (3/16/2017) Current Metrics (4/13/2017)

163lbs, 16.2%bf // 159.8, 14.7%bf // Change = -3.2lbs, -1.5%bf

Waist: 32.5" // 31.75" // Change = -0.75"                              

Hips: 33.5"  // 32.75" // Change = -0.75"

I'm actually super excited that I was able to break 160 and finally get under it which officially marks the halfway point for my overall goal body weight of 150 and my -10lbs mark! 

 

Goal 3: Explore and Find new Machines 50% + 150% = 100%? = Aish

This was a goal that I had to modify and while I didn't accomplish as much direct running as I wanted I was able to walk a little more that I had set so it kinda balanced out? Eh counting it. lol >_< For the next challenge I think I'm going to just set a walking goal or perhaps a 10k steps goal and run as much as I can maybe 1-3 times a week and just see how my feet do, especially since I've got an obstacle race literally at the end of the next challenge. 

Aish Bonus Metal Shards =15

  • Run 2x per week ~ 30 min ~ 5k/3m 0/2 = 4/8
  • Walk 2x per week ~30 min 1+ mile 3/2 = 12/8

Goal 4: Record my Adventures & Help others on their Quests 110% = A+

A lot of people seem to slack off on their posting towards the end of week 3 and through week 4, but I posted as much as I could and tried to encourage all of my friends and keep up with their progress too. I really liked having this goal because posting really makes you stay honest and gives you some serious accountability to keep up with your goals and I have no doubt that this goal contributed to the success of my three other goals. 

  • Check in here 5x per Week 5/5 = 22/20
  • Touch base on at least 1 other person’s thread 5x per week 5/5 = 22/20
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Preposting this here to save time for the Next Challenge and since this next one is going to be a very long challenge, I wanted to get a head start on my tracking and what my goals were, this challenge will also carry me to the end of the second quarter for 2017 (holy cow this year has been going by fast!) so I'll be working on some of those while laughing at how impossible optimistic my initial goals were. 

Ryuu Apprentices with the Arrow 5/22/17-6/30/17 (7 Weeks)

400/400 hp Health potion: 1

 

I've had some some ups and downs over that past few challenges but mainly I have been moving forward. Slowly but forward. I think the four week challenges are a little short to really see and achieve some good progress since I normally slip up on the weeks in between them, so for this challenge I will be focusing on long term consistency. The end of the school year 6/9 and the Tough Mudder 6/10 will be bumps during this challenge as will my two week long summer jobs: Teacher Leader for the NASA Teacher Institute 6/19-23/17, and Teaching a Metal Smithing Art Camp 6/26-30/17. Though since I will be out of town during the last week of my challenge it's going to be very difficult and I'm hopefully that I can keep up my goals. 

 

Since I've been re-watching the  Arrow I decided to make this Challenge Arrow themed. If you've never seen the Arrow its pretty good but I especially like it for the workout scenes that Stephen Amell does, whenever I watch him do his workout in the show it always makes me want to do some crazy workouts too. That and his body= #goals lol Hopefully one day. 

 

For this challenge I've decided to keep the HP bar because I like it and I think it helps keep me honest and get a good overview of the quality of my challenge so far, but opted to drop my small goals/ fun money and video game time hours like I've done in the past, not because they weren't useful just that they were really time consuming to implement and keep track of. 

Goal One: Train my Body

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I'll be continuing my Gymnastic Bodies Foundations One, Stretch series, Movement, and Handstand training for this challenge but reducing the volume of my movement and handstand courses and focusing more on the upper body, lower body, and core workouts to try and increase my overall strength. 

  • Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core workouts x3 per week (one each) = __/3 = ___/ 21
  • Front Splits, Middle Splits, and Thoracic Bridge Stretches x3 per week (one each) = __/3 = ___/ 21
  • Movement and Handstand Workouts x 1 per week (one each) = ___/1 = __/7 & = ___/1 = __/7

Goal Two: Fuel my Body

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I've had some pretty good success the past two challenges tracking everything that I've eaten in MFP for all seven days and then trying to stay +/- 200 cals of my goal so I will be continuing that this challenge in hope to really solidify it as a habit. I have also noticed that I've begun to drink a lot of diet sodas, mostly as a free "reward" or when I get home from work and am super stressed. I know that diet sodas are not caloric bad but they can't be good for my body so for this challenge I'm going to reduce my consumption of them and for at least the last two weeks abstain from them completely and see how I feel. 

  • Track my Nutrition in MFP x7 per week  =___/7 = ___49
  • Be +/- 200 of 1610 cal goal x6 per week =___/ 6 = ___42
  • Days without a Soda W1 x 3, W2 x 4, W3 x 5, W4 x 6, W5 x6, W6 x7, W 7 x 7 = ___/38

Goal Three: Increase my Activity

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For this challenge I'm going to try to increase my overall activity by getting 10,000 steps most days of the week and if my feet will let me sprints/ intervals twice a week. Also what kind of Arrow challenge would this be if I didn't have an archery goal therefore I'll be trying to get out and shoot 2 times each week.

  • 10,000 Steps x6 per week = ___/6 = ____/ 42
  • Sprints x2 per week = ___/2 = ____/14
  • Archery x2 per week = ___/2 = ____/12* Excluding the last week of the challenge since I'll be out of town*

Goal Four: Upgrade my Arrow Cave Quiver

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I'll be continuing my tracking goal, which I think is critical to success, especially the weekly reviews to track my progress. Plus I'll be adding in a few addition sub goals to upgrade my life outside of my workouts. I think the no video game day will initially be hard (mostly to try and find what to do on that day) but after I can get over the initial hump I think I'll really like what I'm able to do and accomplish on those days.

  • Track and encourage others x 5 per week =____/ 5 = _____/35
  • Read for 30min+ x 5 per week = ____/ 5 = ___/35
  • No Video Games day x 1 per week = ____1= ____7
  • Throw away some piece of useless clutter x 5 per week = ___/5 = ____35 
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1 hour ago, aishah hope said:

This is pretty badass! I especially love your "upgrade quiver" quests. I'd love to know how the video games one goes - I am addicted to a MUD myself but struggle with balancing game time and RL at times. Wishing you awesomeness!

Thanks :) I'll be posting this over in the challenge threads when they get put up but it's nice to have this off my todo list for this weekend. 

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Ryuu Plays D&D: Challenge 11 (2017 #4) Review

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Hp: 5/400

Health Potions: 0 // Gold & Silver:  21g +20 + 5 + 10+ 20, & 75s

Stopped really tracking the Mana and gold and silver after the challenge started getting difficult, which is unfortunate but sometimes necessary to keep getting some goals some of the fluff has to fall away when life gets to be too much.  Took a great deal of damage of the course of this challenge but I shockingly didn't drop below 0 hp which I'd consider a pretty big win. :D 

Goal 1: Train my Body for Adventure- 100% A+ = 20g bonus

Had a few days that I had to miss or swap workouts but overall I knocked this goal out of the park 100%ing it for 4 weeks straight! Woot. 

  • GB Foundations (UB, LB, C) x3 per Week 3/ 3 = 12/12
  • Stretch Series (FS, MS, TB) x3 per Week 3/3 = 12/12
  • Handstand Series x1 per Week 1/1 = 4/4
  • Movement Series x2 per Week 2/2 = 8/8

Goal 2: Craft Health Potions to Survive- 79% C =5g bonus

Not my best challenge, but overall not awful. 79% is decent, not gold star 100%, but honest effort with some slip ups and some days that life got in the way. I'd like to keep my weight loss up for just a little bit longer if I can get down to about 155, ideally with some loss of inches around my waist too. Then I'll try my hand a lean bulking or perhaps just maintaining for a while at 155ish and see how my body responds to it's new weight.

  • Record my Nutrition in MFP x 7 per week 6/7 = 25/28
  • Be within +/- 200 cal of 1700 (+ exercise cals) x6 per week  5/6 = 16/24

Starting Metrics (4/13/2017): Current Metrics (5/18/2017)

159.8 lbs, 158.8 lbs Change = -1 lbs

14.7%bf , 15.3%bf Change = +0.6%bf

Waist: 31.75", 32 Change = +0.25"

Hips: 32.75", 33 Change = +0.25"

 

Goal 3: Mend my Wounds- 80% B = 10g bonus

A much better week than most for week 4, but overall these were challenging goals for me, especially my sleep goals. It's just soooo challenging trying to keep myself to a set bedtime, or when my GF is doings something, though overall I did pretty decently. I was a little shocked when I achieved an 80% on this goal lol.

  • Walk 2x per week ~30 min 1+ mile 2/2 = 9/8
  • Ice Roll my feet 2x per week  2/2 = 5/8
  • Get into bed by 10:30 5x per week 5/5 = 15/ 20

Goal 4: Record my Adventures & Help others on their Quests- 100% A+ = 20

A solid goal and again I think part of my success with my other goals was because of having this recording goal. I know that recording my training and my progress on here makes me more honest and more accountable than I would be on my own and will continue it. Plus having you guys on my side is always such a huge motivation boost when I slip up :) 

  • Check in here 5x per Week 5/5 = 21/20
  • Touch base on at least 1 other person’s thread 5x per week 5/5 = 21/20

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Fall 2017 Update: 10/19/2017

Been offline here for way too long and have slipped back a long way from where I wanted to be this year. For some reason I always have a weird feeling of being a disappointment when I really fall of the wagon to getting back online and updating because I really feel like I've disappointed all my online friends on here, a stupid feeling I know but a strong one none the less. But after a lot of struggling and beating myself up I've finally got back on and want to try and finish out the year strong. 

 

Around the beginning of the summer I hurt my back pretty bad which really thrown me off, and it has been a constant battle between the back pain and my own pity party because of the back pain causing me not to really want to do anything. I traveled around a lot this summer (want to Italy and Greece and to Tennessee)  and overall had a great time but I know it wasn't the best for my back since sitting down tends to be what causes me the most pain and those long plane rides were painful . Plus having to stop exercising just made me hate myself and just snowball into bad eating habits on top of no exercise. Needless to say I'd gained some weight over the past few months which just added more snow to the snowball. Then once the school year started back I got the icing on the shitcake and was informed that my classroom had flooded over the summer and they still hadn't finished the floor. One week till the start of school and I couldn't even get into my classroom to start setting up, every day they told me that it would be ready the next day and then the next day would come and it still wouldn't be done. That continued for two weeks, into the first week of actual school and I couldn't even get into my classroom to start setting up for the year. Needless to say that didn't help my stress levels or my back, and made my work hell for the first month and a half of school.

 

Finally, I decided that enough was enough and I wanted my life back. I was tired of life happening to me and being caught up in the shitstorm that my life had become for the last few months and decided to take back control, so I started with what I could do and I decided that I was going to wake up early and do yoga every day, so I started doing yoga every morning. So far I am 24 days straight of doing as much or as little yoga and I can. About a week ago I even decided to double down and signed up for a year long unlimited membership at a great local yoga studio and so far I love it and it's (or at least seems to be) helping out my back. Taking that victory and trying to keep up I've gone ahead and started making some goals and have a plan for the next 4 week challenge: 

 

Ryuu Survives Aincrad (_____/200) 1 HS

The idea of MMORPGs and grinding levels has been on my mind a lot recently because its a lot like real life having to grind to get to the next level. Its a long (and mostly boring) process, but once you really get into the game or the activity the grind can become relatively fun. For this challenge I'm focusing on the grind, trying to build sustainable habits and get some level ups along the way. In past challenges I've used hit points to good success so I'll be using them again.

 

Stat Bonuses- 

Goal One: Nutrition- ____/7: ____/28

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Record Nutrition and be close to 1700 cal.  Every 7 days of Recording = +1 Health Crystal (HS) 

Within >200: +0hp,

>300 off: -10hp,

>500 off: -25hp,

600+: -50hp,

No Recording: -100hp

 

Practice my Sword Arts- 

Goal Two: Yoga Everyday- _____/7: _______/28

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Yoga Everyday, for as much or as little time as I can, just do it.

~5min: +0hp

20-30min: +5hp

1h+: +10hp

 

Explore the World- 

Goal Three: Walk Everyday- ____/7: ______/28

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Walk everyday for 5+ min, Mindfully: Concentrate on my day, the future, the sights and sounds of nature...exc

0- 5000 Steps: -10hp

5-7000 Steps: +0hp

 7-9000 Steps: +5hp

9-10,000 Steps: +10hp

10-15,000 Steps +15hp

 

Find Magic in Words-

Goal Four: Read Everyday- _____/7: ______/28

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Read everyday for 20+ min.

0min: -25hp

~20min: +0hp

1h+: +10hp

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19 hours ago, Ryuu1011 said:

inally, I decided that enough was enough and I wanted my life back. I was tired of life happening to me and being caught up in the shitstorm that my life had become for the last few months and decided to take back control, so I started with what I could do and I decided that I was going to wake up early and do yoga every day, so I started doing yoga every morning. So far I am 24 days straight of doing as much or as little yoga and I can. About a week ago I even decided to double down and signed up for a year long unlimited membership at a great local yoga studio and so far I love it and it's (or at least seems to be) helping out my back.

 

Welcome back sir! Sounds like you've started getting after it again. 24 days straight is nothing to scoff at. Well done.

 

19 hours ago, Ryuu1011 said:

Walk everyday for 5+ min, Mindfully: Concentrate on my day, the future, the sights and sounds of nature...exc

 

I love that idea. I've been walking probably 5-6 days a week, but I've just been listening to podcasts while doing it. Wonder how it would go if I just paid attention more to my surroundings. Good stuff sir. 

 

19 hours ago, Ryuu1011 said:

Read everyday for 20+ min.

 

What do you mainly read if you don't mind me asking?

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14 minutes ago, Rooks said:

 

Welcome back sir! Sounds like you've started getting after it again. 24 days straight is nothing to scoff at. Well done.

 

I love that idea. I've been walking probably 5-6 days a week, but I've just been listening to podcasts while doing it. Wonder how it would go if I just paid attention more to my surroundings. Good stuff sir. 

 

What do you mainly read if you don't mind me asking?

Thank you :) Good to be back. 

 

I just finished Sword Art Online Progressive Vol 5 and  Vol 3 of Batman Eternal, and am working my way though 7 habits of highly effective teens. I like medieval fantasy sword and sorcery kind of stuff  and am going to start on something in the vein once I get through my current pile of non-fiction books (suggestions?). But I like to partner a good for me non-fiction book with a just for fun comic/ manga to keep my reading motivation up.

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Welcome Back!!

Wauw, thats a lot of stuff that happened. 

On 19-10-2017 at 8:42 PM, Ryuu1011 said:

One week till the start of school and I couldn't even get into my classroom to start setting up, every day they told me that it would be ready the next day and then the next day would come and it still wouldn't be done. That continued for two weeks, into the first week of actual school and I couldn't even get into my classroom to start setting up for the year.

This freaking annoys me to hell. They need to stop saying they have it done the next day even if they know it won't be done. 

 

Oh boy, Sword Art Online. That brings back memories. Thats the first anime i finished when i really started getting back into anime. A lot of tears and excitement. Right now i'm reading the Spice & Wolf LN but when thats done i'm getting the SAO manga/novels.

 

7 hours ago, Ryuu1011 said:

I like medieval fantasy sword and sorcery kind of stuff

Does that include assassin, fae, demon kind of stuff? I recommend Throne of Glass series & Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. I think i've recommended these books before. Perhaps a bit too much :D but i really like them ;) 

 

Anyways good to see you are back and of course here to follow and support

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