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Four themes, 100 points.

Carrying on from last challenge, I'll be sticking to the points format. I've tweaked things a little bit to make some areas more challenging and to bring up performance in weaker areas. The main difference is that I'm going to be aiming to log everything I eat/drink in a notebook rather than posting main meals on here. This will be more beneficial for tracking, and forces me to focus on other tasks to earn points.

 

I'm also doing weekly themes! Completing the criteria for each week will earn extra points. The goal is to inject a little bit of extra skill work during the week.

 

Week 1 - Ninja Week: Practice rolls/cartwheels for at least 5 minutes, four times this week. +3 points.

Week 2 - Jedi Week: Practice handstands for at least 5 minutes, four times this week. +3 points.

Week 3 - Spider-man Week: Practice grip training (for climbing buildings, of course) for 5 minutes, four times this week. +3 points.

Week 4 - Assassin Week: Run a mile for time, three times this week. +3 points.

 

+ Points

  • Do a workout. +1 point.
  • Brush the dog's teeth. +1 point.
  • Complete an adulting task. +1 point.
    • Bonus Adulting Tasks. - These will be worth 1 point for adulting in addition to their individual point values.
    • Transfer money into my (currently unused) high interest savings account. +1 point.
    • Set up a direct debit or payment line to that account from my main account. +2 points.
    • Find (and move to) a new mobile data plan. +2 points.
    • Fill in the small hole in bedroom wall. +2 points.
    • Fix broken guitar hanger. +2 points.
  • Complete food log for the day. +1 point.
  • Be out of bed before 7:30 AM. +2 points.
  • Job search, at least 20 minutes. +2 points.
  • Finish reading a book. +2 points.
  • Complete one of my major fitness goals. +5 points.

 

- Points

  • Going a day without doing any mobility. -1 point.
  • Staying in bed past 9AM. -1 point.
  • Go a whole week without brushing the dog's teeth. -3 points.
  • Do not fill in food log. -1 point.

 

 

Major Fitness Goals.

  • Be able to do 3 consecutive ring dips. 2x3 ring dips
  • 4x5 chinups.
  • Unassisted shrimp squat.
  • Sub 8 minute mile.
  • Be able to do a clean parkour roll.
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Nice - how fast are you at the moment for the mile? You'll probably be sore for a few days afterwards so try to space out the 3 runs even if you do have to keep within that 4th week.

 

Also I find it funny how your dog's teeth have so much attention!

 

Looking forward to seeing how you progress with these :)

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50 minutes ago, SymphonicDan said:

Nice - how fast are you at the moment for the mile? You'll probably be sore for a few days afterwards so try to space out the 3 runs even if you do have to keep within that 4th week.

 

Also I find it funny how your dog's teeth have so much attention!

 

Looking forward to seeing how you progress with these :)

After a £265 dental bill, the dog's teeth will be getting a lot of attention! ;) To be fair, all the brushing in the world wouldn't have stopped him breaking a tooth and getting an infection, but still... His insurance doesn't cover dental care.

 

Still sitting on 8:04 for the mile. The plan is Mon/Wed/Sun for the run days, although I won't cry about it if I have to go into the next week.

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Nice goals, i like the switching of focus each week. 

I see a lot of people with a reading goal in the challenge, me included So for you also the question: what are you reading or planning to read??

I almost finished A  Court of Wings and Ruins (roughly 20 pages left) and then i plan to read The Innocent by David Baldacci. I am also going to read this challenge 3 Spice & Wolf novels.

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Love the weekly themes! 

 

Following along. :) 

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Cool challenge!  I like the idea of weekly themes and points.  I do something like points for my adulting tasks. 

 

Dog teeth cleaning is important, just like humans.  Teeth are tied to heart health.  Proper care can extend life expectancy.  My wife works at a vet, so she teaches me all these fancy animal things.

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Spoiler alert - I didn't Ninja today.

 

Week 1 - Ninja Week!

Monday:

Workout +1 point

Brushed dog's teeth +1 point

Job search + 2 points

Food log complete +1 point

 

I got my payslip for this month today and my pension appears to have sorted itself out? Maybe I was previously earning less than the threshold as I was part-time. No points for this, but at least I don't have to worry about it.

 

Total Points: 5 Points.

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Week 1 - Ninja Week!

Tuesday:

Workout. Went for a run, not a very good time (8:24) as I was feeling very sluggish today. +1 point

Brushed dog's teeth +1 point

Food log complete +1 point

Ninja stuff  - 1/4.

 

Total Points: 8 Points.

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Very productive day, ticked off a major fitness goal and two of the bonus adulting tasks! Which puts me nicely ahead on points for the week.

 

Week 1 - Ninja Week!

Wednesday:

Workout - Rings/calisthenics and hill sprints. +1 point

Major fitness goal achieved! Be able to do 3 consecutive ring dips. +5 points

Brushed dog's teeth +1 point

Food log complete +1 point

Bonus adulting task completed - Transfer money to savings account. Set up payment line to savings account. +1 point, +1point, +2 points.

 

Ninja stuff  - 2/4.

 

Total Points: 20 Points.

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Week 1 - Ninja Week!

Thursday:

Food log complete +1 point

Brushed the dog's teeth +1 point

 

Ninja stuff  - 2/4.

 

Total Points: 22 Points.

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I like the points system! Following along. 

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Week 1 - Ninja Week!

Friday-Saturday:

Food log complete (x2) +2 points

Brushed the dog's teeth +1 point

Workout: Kettlebell circuit of doom +1point

 

Ninja stuff  - 3/4.

 

Total Points: 26 Points.

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Week 1 - Ninja Week!

Sunday:

Food log complete +1 point

Brushed the dog's teeth +1 point

 

Ninja stuff  - 3/4. Unfortunately I forgot about a family commitment on Sunday and ended up missing my ninja practice. Shame.

 

Total Points: 28 Points.

 

 

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Jedi Week!

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Week 2 - Jedi Week.

Monday:

Food log complete +1 point

Brushed the dog's teeth +1 point

Workout: Kettlebell circuit of doom, chin up ladder.  +1 point

Adulting - Reading up on policies ready for the UK general election (yay, politics ) on thursday. +1 point

 

Handstand Practice  - 1/4.

 

Total Points: 32 Points.

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Today I finally took the plunge and ordered a pair of Xero shoes (the Ipari Prio). I've liked the look of them and the company's ideals for a long time but have been put off by the £70 price tag. I know people spend upwards of £100 on worse shoes, but I've personally never spent more than £50 on shoes before. They seem like my ideal workout shoes though, so I'm going for it. I'll probably do some sort of review as well for anyone interested.

 

Week 2 - Jedi Week.

Tuesday:

Food log complete +1 point

Brushed the dog's teeth +1 point

Workout: 20 minutes on the stationary bike. +1 point

 

Handstand Practice  - 2/4. Crow pose and wall walks.

 

Total Points: 35 Points.

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Following. For the spiderman week, my parkour teacher suggested squeezing your hands into a fist and then spreading wide as many times as you can until you can do 300 at a time (I'm up to 3 sets of 100). It's rather tiring on the forearms, but has improved my grip significantly. 

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47 minutes ago, Manarelle said:

Following. For the spiderman week, my parkour teacher suggested squeezing your hands into a fist and then spreading wide as many times as you can until you can do 300 at a time (I'm up to 3 sets of 100). It's rather tiring on the forearms, but has improved my grip significantly. 

That sounds insane!

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Week 2 - Jedi Week.

Wednesday: (not a very exciting day..)

Food log complete +1 point

 

Handstand Practice  - 2/4.

 

Total Points: 36 Points.

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Week 2 - Jedi Week.

Thursday.

Food log complete +1 point

Adulting - Voted in the General Election. +1 point.

Brushed the dog's teeth. +1 point

Workout - Bodyweight/kettlebell workout (in the rain!). +1 point

 

Handstand Practice  - 3/4. Slowly feeling more comfortable with being upside down. Slowly.

 

Total Points: 40 Points.

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Week 2 - Jedi Week.

Friday-Saturday.

Food log complete (x2) +2 points

Brushed the dog's teeth. +1 point

Workout - Quick HIIT circuit. +1 point

Adulting - Stated researching finance options for the rest of my OU course as I no longer meet the financial support criteria. Probably looking at going through part-time study student loans. +1 point

Adulting - Ordered SIM card for new mobile network. + 1 point. Just need to transfer my number when it arrives for bonus adulting points.

 

Handstand Practice  - 3/4.

 

Total Points: 46 Points.

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On 6/10/2017 at 0:38 PM, Grayspeed said:

Adulting - Stated researching finance options for the rest of my OU course as I no longer meet the financial support criteria. Probably looking at going through part-time study student loans. +1 point

 

This is super frustrating! 

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On 2017-6-12 at 5:32 PM, Jonesy said:

 

This is super frustrating! 

Yep, apparently being 25 means you're suddenly financially independent and can afford to do whatever you like. At least car insurance is (supposed to be) cheaper now..

 

Week 2 - Jedi Week.

Sunday.

Food log complete +1 point

Brushed the dog's teeth. +1 point

Workout - Kettlebell circuit of doom +extra for the mini. +1 point

 

Handstand Practice  - 4/4. +3 points

 

Total Points: 52 Points.

 

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