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Jarric - What the Robot Does

 

 

 

 

So last challenge totally fell apart, although at least partially due to circumstances outside of my control. For a couple of reasons I have a lot of stress going on of late and feel like I'm playing life on hard mode a bit, so it is time to be robotic about this, and hit my goal not because I am motivated, but because I'm disciplined and because that's what this robot does.

 

I'll be running this challenge for 5 weeks to give me a longer focus, particularly as I've basically had a week off in week 4 of the last challenge anyway.

 

As a new tracking tactic, I will be running an HP bar. For each goal I will expect 80% or higher of myself, and then have the HP bar for the remaining 20% before I die... horribly...)

 

Boot Procedure - 10XP

What? Get out of bed in the morning!

Why? Because I can't have a good day if I don't start my day. And because that's what this robot does.

How? Weekdays up at 05:30, do not hit snooze. No exceptions.

 

25 days, 20% leeway = 5HP - [O][O][O][O][O]

 

 

Do the Robot - 15XP

What? Follow my exercise plans.

Why? Because it's building me into a stronger person and helping me towards my bigger goals. And because that's what this robot does.

How? Lifting MWF following Juggernaut method, Running TTSS following Runkeeper "sub-55 minute 10k" plan, Bouldering 1x per week. (In the event of injury, and exercise may be substituted for yoga, stretching or a recovery exercise).

 

8 workouts per week = 40 workouts, 20% leeway = 8HP - [O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O]

 

 

Robot Fuel - 15XP

What? Eat good stuff, not bad stuff.

Why? Because I can't deal with tracking at the moment with everything I have going on, but this is a good way to get me correctly fuelled to workout and build a strong body. And because that's what this robot does.

How? No processed food at least 5 days per week. This follows my unique definition of processed, which confusingly does not include bread. It does however include all pre-made meals, chocolate, crisps (chips), chips (fries), biscuits (cookies) and cake (unless I bake them myself). Focusing just on foods, so drinks get a free pass for now.

 

Only attempting to hit this 5 days per week, so I start with 10HP plus a 20% leeway on the remaining 25 days = 15HP total - [O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O]

 

 

Shutdown Procedure - 15XP

What? Establish a proper bedtime routine.

Why? Because I get up silly early and I need a proper night's sleep and proper planning to set me up for the morning. And because that's what this robot does.

How? Follow this routine:

  • TV off by 10pm (if home after 10pm TV does not go on)
  • Set up BuJo for following day
  • Set out work clothes and workout clothes for the morning
  • Brush teeth
  • In bed by 22:30 or within 45 minutes of getting home, whichever later.

 

35 days, 20% leeway = 7HP - [O][O][O][O][O][O][O]

 

 

Error Reporting - 10XP

What? Write in my bullet journal every day.

Why? Because I have a lot going on, and I need to keep track and keep organised. Journalling helps me feel in control. And because that's what this robot does.

How? Write in journal every day at least once (on top of the shutdown procedure prop), and keep every day updated.

 

35 days, 20% leeway = 7HP - [O][O][O][O][O][O][O]

 

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That's all folks - I'll try to keep it interesting!

 

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Starting HP for later use

Boot Procedure

[O][O][O][O][O]

 

Do the Robot

[O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O]

 

Robot Fuel

[O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O]

 

Shutdown Procedure

[O][O][O][O][O][O][O]

 

Error Reporting

[O][O][O][O][O][O][O]

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The fact that you get up at 5:30 makes me cry for you. (I should be getting up that early, but no.)

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27 minutes ago, DarK_RaideR said:

I sense some inspiration from @Charlie_Quinn's theme last challenge round.... Following!

 

I'm sure Jarric will do better in his robot themed challenge than I did, though!

 

Your shutdown procedure is a great idea, I need one of those.

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HP bars!!!! I love that! I'm all for robot work from time to time. Sometimes putting it in autopilot is just what needs to happen. Hopefully we'll make it fun ;) 

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Following along! I'll drink to keeping it together for the whole challenge! With luck life will be better to you this time round

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21 hours ago, deftona said:

Following along! And hey, I found you before week 3. That must be some kind of record ;)

 

To be fair I posted this before day 1, which I think it some kind of a record too ;)

 

21 hours ago, fleaball said:

The fact that you get up at 5:30 makes me cry for you. (I should be getting up that early, but no.)

 

Oh it makes me cry too! What's worse is that it's my own silly fault for wanting to work out before work :apathy:

 

21 hours ago, Muir said:

Following along! Looks like a good challenge. Good luck!

 

Thanks, good to have you!

 

8 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

I sense some inspiration from @Charlie_Quinn's theme last challenge round.... Following!

 

...I didn't notice that until you pointed it out. And there I thought I was being all original!

 

8 hours ago, Laghail said:

I see your WKD robot, and raise you a WKUK robot. 

 

 

I'm going to go ahead and watch this when I get home, and not on a busy train.

 

8 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

 

I'm sure Jarric will do better in his robot themed challenge than I did, though!

 

Your shutdown procedure is a great idea, I need one of those.

Following!

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Thanks, I'll keep you posted on if it actually works! I think the plan is sound anyway (*touches wood*).

 

7 hours ago, EmeraldEagle said:

Love your challenge setup! Will be following along :)

 

Thanks! And welcome :)

 

6 hours ago, RedStone said:

HP bars!!!! I love that! I'm all for robot work from time to time. Sometimes putting it in autopilot is just what needs to happen. Hopefully we'll make it fun ;) 

 

Thank you!And I'm sure you'll make it fun ;)

 

3 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Following along! I'll drink to keeping it together for the whole challenge! With luck life will be better to you this time round

 

Yes, a drink to that indeed, for both of us!

 

2 hours ago, Evicious said:

Action log sequence - Initiated

 

(Following)

 

[insert clever robotic reply here]

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Following! Excited to see how this turns out for you! Definitely like the sci fi theme. 

 

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1 minute ago, RhiaWolfe said:

Following! Excited to see how this turns out for you! Definitely like the sci fi theme. 

 

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Thanks! I'm just in it for the robot gifs really :D

 

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Oo, in other news, I bought running shoes and I am unnervingly excited about that! These ones. And they should arrive Wednesday!

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4 minutes ago, Jarric said:

 

Thanks! I'm just in it for the robot gifs really :D

 

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Oo, in other news, I bought running shoes and I am unnervingly excited about that! These ones. And they should arrive Wednesday!

 

Wow! Nice!!!! 

 

I don't even know exactly what makes a good running shoe... but those look cool. I read all the features and it definitely seems like a great investment! Expensive though. Not sure I could afford something that nice... #thuglife

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12 hours ago, RhiaWolfe said:

 

Wow! Nice!!!! 

 

I don't even know exactly what makes a good running shoe... but those look cool. I read all the features and it definitely seems like a great investment! Expensive though. Not sure I could afford something that nice... #thuglife

 

To be honest I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing but I got some great advice from folks on here which helped. And birthday money and a discount code also helped!

 

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In case you don't want to be a robot the whole time (under spoiler because it's kinda big)

 

 

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Awwww, thank you. Saving that in case I need a cute pic later.

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Monday W0 D1

Boot Procedure

Yep, up with my 05:30 alarm.

 

 

Do the Robot

Got in the gym for the final OHP day of the 10s phase of Juggernaut. That meant max reps on OHP at 30kg (~66#), and I hit 11. Plus assistance of DB incline press, lat pulldowns and tricep extensions - got in a little late due to train delays but nearly got everything done.

 

 

Robot Fuel

All good:-

Boiled eggs and a Banana for breakfast

Fruit throughout the day

Pork chilli for lunch

Ham salad wrap for lunner

Puttanesca pasta for dinner

Last bit of birthday cake after (homemade by WW so it's cool).

 

WW has also decided if I'm only having homemade snacks she better make some, so I came home to a massive tray of rocky road. Which is very sweet of her, but I can't help feeling it stretches the spirit of what I'm trying to do somewhat!

 

 

Shutdown Procedure

Got home from snooker at 23:35 last night, so it was a late one. Nonetheless the procedure was followed and I was in bed just before 00:10.

 

 

Error Reporting

Done

 

 

HP:

Boot Procedure
[O][O][O][O][O]
 
Do the Robot
[O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O]
 
Robot Fuel
[O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O][O]
 
Shutdown Procedure
[O][O][O][O][O][O][O]
 
Error Reporting
[O][O][O][O][O][O][O]

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1 minute ago, Jarric said:

W has also decided if I'm only having homemade snacks she better make some, so I came home to a massive tray of rocky road. Which is very sweet of her, but I can't help feeling it stretches the spirit of what I'm trying to do somewhat!

 

I like how she thinks ;) 

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Loving the set up, and seriously sympathising with those early starts.

 

I'll be following in along to support and in the hope that I can learn a thing or two about the way of the robot, 'cause that's kind of what I need right now!

 

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Looks like you've gotten off to a rocking start with this challenge!

 

1 hour ago, Jarric said:

WW has also decided if I'm only having homemade snacks she better make some, so I came home to a massive tray of rocky road. Which is very sweet of her, but I can't help feeling it stretches the spirit of what I'm trying to do somewhat!

 

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4 hours ago, deftona said:

 

I like how she thinks ;) 

 

So do I :) . My waistline may object however.

 

3 hours ago, iatetheyeti said:

Loving the set up, and seriously sympathising with those early starts.

 

I'll be following in along to support and in the hope that I can learn a thing or two about the way of the robot, 'cause that's kind of what I need right now!

 

 

Thanks, and good to see you! I must catch up with your challenge/

 

2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Looks like you've gotten off to a rocking start with this challenge!

 

 

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Cheers man!

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5 hours ago, Jarric said:

 

To be honest I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing but I got some great advice from folks on here which helped. And birthday money and a discount code also helped!

 

That's how I feel most of the time. I'm still learning about all of this stuff. It's all new and shiny. I get a LOT of help here. I'm so glad I found this site. I'm not sure if I could do as much as I am without the support of this awesome community. You guys rock!

 

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5 hours ago, Jarric said:

 

WW has also decided if I'm only having homemade snacks she better make some, so I came home to a massive tray of rocky road. Which is very sweet of her, but I can't help feeling it stretches the spirit of what I'm trying to do somewhat!

 

 

I get those feels. My husband often will bring home food because he was thinking about me. He shows love with food a lot of times. Sometimes I start to feel like Baymax...

 

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But recently he's been a little more understanding. Like yesterday he got me some new bluetooth headphones for me to take with me to the gym to workout. :) Such a sweetheart. 

 

Not a bad start. Keep doing what you're doing!

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