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Grayspeed Vs Goals.

Last challenge I learned how to create processes based on immediate "stepping stone goals" that should eventually lead to my long term goals. Now I've decided to focus in on just two of my goals directly. This should help my really make progress in those areas, while still working on other areas as "background tasks". This is sort of an experiment, so I may change things up as I go.

 

What are my immediate goals?

1) Be able to do an unassisted ring dip.

2) Be able to do a set of 5 reps of good form chinups. That means a hollow body position - no kipping, no half reps, no using knees for momentum.

3) Run one mile in less than 10 minutes.

4) Learn to cartwheel. This will be a precursor movement before getting into rolls, handstands, and other fun stuff.

 

Which goals am I choosing to focus on right now?

Chin ups. I'm at 4 good reps right now so it seems logical to get this checked off and move onto the next level.

Ring dips. I kinda did an ugly one last week, but I really want to clean it up.

 

 

 

Quest 1: Strength.

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Build strength by doing a NF Rings workout at least 3 times a week. 

It's probably also worth pointing out that my rings workouts also include lower body exercises and other bodyweight movements. So they're a full body workout that focuses on rings, or at least incorporates them.

 

Quest 2: Mobility.

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Build up mobility and bodily awareness by doing a 5 minute flow every day.

Link to explanation of 5 minute flow.

 

Quest 3: All the other stuff.

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This seemed like a good place to use an Assassin's Creed gif. Why not.

Keep up my other areas of physical fitness by doing at least 3 sessions of physical activity per week.

Anything physical outside of my main rings/bodyweight workouts: this can include running, yoga, kettlebell workouts, HIIT training, skill work, walking - whatever I feel like doing really. Just as long as it's physically challenging in some way.

 

 

Simple stuff. Let's  do it!

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Level 19 Jedi/Assassin in-training. 

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2 hours ago, Grayspeed said:

Grayspeed Vs Goals.

 

Ring dips. I kinda did an ugly one last week, but I really want to clean it up.

lmao over your description.

2 hours ago, Grayspeed said:

Simple stuff. Let's  do it!

Obviously a Tone Loc fan. (for those old enough to remember)

Image result for tone loc lets do it

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Current Challenge 

 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Diet is 80% of losing weight, exercise is 80% of motivation.

The only thing I am 100% sure of is my ability to be wrong.

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Following for the experiment! 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

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2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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HFC for Life!

 

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Currently reading: Good Omens by Terry Pratchet & Neil Gaiman

Currently playing: Outer Worlds (Xbox)

Current DnD character: A radio presenter who’s magical bardic weapon is a portable radio broadcaster’s kit

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I've developed a bit of "runner's knee" goshdammit. Shouldn't effect my challenge much but I'll be keeping lower body stuff low impact for a couple of weeks while I rehab my knee. 

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

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26 minutes ago, Grayspeed said:

I've developed a bit of "runner's knee" goshdammit. Shouldn't effect my challenge much but I'll be keeping lower body stuff low impact for a couple of weeks while I rehab my knee. 

 

That's frustrating!

 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

Fitocracy  GoodReads

HFC for Life!

 

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44 minutes ago, Manarelle said:

I had to look up what runner's knee is, but man, that is not nice. Hope that goes away soon. How's week 0 been for you (other than that...)? 

It should be fine in a week or two, luckily this isn't the first time I've had this issue so I know the warning signs and can start working on it before it gets bad :). I'll be paying special attention to keeping my hip flexors strong going forward though, as weak hip flexors are often the cause of runner's knee.

 

I may have done ring dips today. It was too windy to get video on my phone as it kept blowing over, but I did 4 attempts and at least 2 felt solid. I want to see a video for form check before I mark it as complete though.

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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

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Week 1 - Monday

Rings workout 3 times a week: 0/3

Daily 5 minute flow: 1/7

Other physical activity, 3 times a week: 1/3 Kettlebell swings and loaded carries.

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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

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Week 1 - Tuesday 

Rings workout 3 times a week: 1/3  Slept in and ended up having to reduce my workout down so I wasn't late for work, still counts right?

Daily 5 minute flow: 2/7

Other physical activity, 3 times a week: 1/3    

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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

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Week 1 - Wednesday 

Busy day for fitness. Did my rings workout in the morning and successfully did 4 ring dips (not in a row..)! So rings dip goal is complete :). Next stop, 5 reps.

Also tried a jumprope workout but I was sucking really bad at ti so I decided to do loaded carries with a kettlebell instead. 

 

Rings workout 3 times a week: 2/3  Ring dips achieved!

Daily 5 minute flow: 3/7

Other physical activity, 3 times a week: 2/3    

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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

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I always feel like I should enjoy jump roping more then I actually do when I do it. Actually, anything involving jumping doesn't elicit happiness from me. xD So I feel you there. 

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Stonie

They/Them

Currently reading: Good Omens by Terry Pratchet & Neil Gaiman

Currently playing: Outer Worlds (Xbox)

Current DnD character: A radio presenter who’s magical bardic weapon is a portable radio broadcaster’s kit

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Today I went to see the Power Rangers movie. The first 2 thirds of the movie are kind of an overly dramatic teen drama, but the last act is pretty fun - especially for people who watched the original series'. Imagine if the Disney Channel made Chronicle (great movie, watch it). Thats kinda what 80% of this movie was. Overall not bad, I had fun with it :).

 

Week 1 - Thurs-Fri

Rings workout 3 times a week: 3/3  

Daily 5 minute flow: 5/7

Other physical activity, 3 times a week: 2/3    

 

In other news, I've decided it's time to move on from my part-time job. The pay isn't great (and is wayyy below average in advanced positions) and I get frustrated with the lack of consistency with my hours, not to mention rarely getting more than 5 days notice of the next weeks rota.It's kind of a shame because it's a nice little job but (a) I need to be bringing in more money and (b) I don't want to get complacent and end up spending the next 5 years in a job that isn't right again. Luckily this job doesn't make me outright miserable (like my last one did..) so I can search for a new job at a more leisurely and casual pace.

Even so, job searching gets me depressed, so I'm adding a new mental health goal starting now.

 

Quest 4: Positivity.

Every day share one thing that made me happy or that I'm thankful for that day.

I need a gif for this quest. Reader submissions welcomed ;)

 

Friday's positivity: Seeing my girlfriend get excited about her workout for the first time ever this morning. Gave me much fuzzy happy feels to see her s positive about getting healthy ^_^

 

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

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2 hours ago, Grayspeed said:

job searching gets me depressed, so I'm adding a new mental health goal starting now.

Dude...me too.  The whole process kind of sucks.  Good call on the MH goal and good work on your challenge so far.

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Current Challenge: [Beginning Jan 2020]

Past Challenges: Road to Redemption  Spartan! 006 Triwizard Wonder (1/2) Bourne Foundations Storyteller

"Come stay a while and listen" - Deckard

"All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us." - Gandalf 

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Week 1 - Saturday

Rings workout 3 times a week: 3/3  

Daily 5 minute flow: 6/7 Forgot in the morning so I'm doing it right after typing this.

Other physical activity, 3 times a week: 3/3 Had a nice walk through the woods and found a great tree in a field to hang my rings from. About a 20 minute walk so from home so it wont replace my regular spot, but it'll be nice on sunny days or when I have a little extra time.

Positivity: This video. NSFW language and imagery cos, you know, it's Deadpool.

 

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

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Week 1 - Sunday

Rings workout 3 times a week: 3/3  

Daily 5 minute flow: 7/7 

Other physical activity, 3 times a week: 3/3 

Positivity: Today was mother's day and my birthday so we celebrated by having family over for chinese food and good times ^_^

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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

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Week 2 - Monday

Rings workout 3 times a week: 1/3  

Daily 5 minute flow: 1/7 

Other physical activity, 3 times a week: 0/3 

Positivity: I got the "Assassin's Creed: The Complete Visual History" for my birthday, having a lot of fun nerding out with that :)

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

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