Thalianost Posted February 13, 2017 Report Share Posted February 13, 2017 I have been away from the rebellion for a while and, if I'm being honest, my time away hasn't done me much good. Over the past year, due mainly to stress at work and the birth and care of my twin sons, I have managed to put on about 20 lbs! Not the good kind either, I'm up to 28% body fat from 23% about a year ago. Mid spring last year I started relaxing a little and by summer I had completely lost the will to do anything for my body... and then the boys came along. Anyway, enough of the excuses. I have been back at it since the start of the year, with a few slip ups here and there, but I am working on a system to keep me on track. This challenge is only a small part of it though. I am doing this mainly to give me an excuse to keep fitness on my mind when I am on my lunch break and there are no new articles to peruse on the Blog. I am going to be relying heavily on my LifeRPG app to get me through this time. If you haven't heard of it, it is a "gamify your life" app available in the google play store. I have already set up my training schedule and set up reminders to keep an eye on my diet. I have also used the built in reward system to try to keep my diet cheeting under control. Anyway, Here are the nuts and bolts of this challenge: Q1: Lift 3 times a week. Time is a major issue for me now since I have 3 kids and only one sister in law to help when the wife is away (sanity wares thin) so I need to keep my workouts small. I am focusing on Bench, Deadlift and supersets of pullups and chin-ups 3 sets of 6 for everything increasing whenever I can get 8 on the last set. Not perfect by a long shot but it is what I can do for now. Q2: Stick to diet. I am working on cutting right now so I am shooting for 2500 cal per day with a minimum of 180 g protein. I am using My Fitness Pal to track everything. Q3: Grease the groove. With the weight I gained and muscle I lost over the past year my pullup ability has suffered greatly so I am going to work on attempting a set every time I let the dog out. I do my pullups in the rafters of my sun porch so this works out pretty naturally. SQ: In addition to getting my body back on track I am also trying to breathe some new life into my side business making and selling chainmail. My goal will be to complete 3 chainmail pot scrubbers by the end of the challenge. That's it for now. Honestly, I sorta just made this up on the fly. I decided to poke around the rebellion on a whim and notice the challenge was starting. Any notes or criticisms to my plan are welcome. 5 Quote Sir Thalianost, Level 9 Human Knight (Training as a Warrior) STR - 24.6 | DEX - 4.1 | STA - 1.7 | CON - 15.4 | WIS - 3.2 | CHA - 4.1 Those who live by the sword die by the sword... and wouldn't want it any other way. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Current Challenge: Thalianost Branches Out Link to comment
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