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Labor Day 2017

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My Mission Statement for 2017:
I want to get so comfortable with being uncomfortable that comfortable becomes uncomfortable.

Thresholds (T) and Objectives (O):
250 pounds (T) / 240 pounds (O) by June 15th, 2017.
Go International (T) twice (O) by December 30th, 2017.

Thresholds (T) and Objectives (O) for 2017:
Drop another 40 (T) to 60 (O) pounds.

Up all my strength training by 25 (T) to 50 (O) pounds.
Definite terms: Bench press 140 - 165 (including bar). 55 pounds on each side and a 45 barbell, if my math is right.

Learn to play a stringed instrument well enough that the song is recognizable (T) and pleasing to listen to (O).
Definite terms: Purchase a ukulele and/or practice on guitar for a total of 40 to 60 hours. Play in a public place and get a compliment for playing.

Run at a 5% incline for 5 (T) to 15 (O) minutes.
Definite terms: Run 6mph at 5% incline for 5-15 minutes.

Attend a boxing match that is ranked by the ABA or MMA (T) or even participate as a fighter (O).
Definite terms: ... self descriptive.

Go int'l (T) thrice (O) (Canada and the Carribean count).
Definite terms: ... self descriptive.

Travel more (T) especially across the country (O).
Definite terms: Go on three domestic trips to places farther than 50 miles for the explicit point of enjoyment. Extra points if more than a state away.

Have an adventure (T) with some of my Camp Nerd Fitness friends (O).
Definite terms: Go on one trip of 3 or more days, with someone I met at Camp Nerd Fitness, to an area I've never been without a definite plan by September 31, 2017.

Buy a small house (T) in the summer (O).
Definite terms: ... self descriptive.

Complete my first Masters (T) and get the associated raise and new responsibilities at work (O).
Definite terms: Graduate in late summer 2017, and get a salary of $80,000 or higher.

Stay ambitious (T) and rule the world (O).
Definite terms: Record achievements through the year, and compare achievements to goals. If achievements outweigh goals, this is complete. Rule the world is a joke.

Start a Youtube channel, like John Duffy (of Duffalicious), (T) and monetize it (O).
Definite terms: Start a YouTube channel, upload 12 videos, and get 15 subscribers. Monetizing is not important at the moment, it would just be nice.

Overall, have some fun (T) and get out of my comfort zone fairly regularly (O).
Definite terms: Smile more. Take more chances. Physically do more with friends. Make choices before I've had chances to think about it too much.

A Threshold (T) is a must-meet requirement.
An Objective (O) is a hope-to-meet requirement.

Member Since: 6/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 20,833

My Goals:
I want to be happy.
I want to be able to run.
I want to try out parkour.
I want to be able to practice martial arts without feeling self-conscious.
I don't want to have to worry about breaking things with my weight.

I want to be able to "fly".

My Program:
My typical workout:
5 minutes warm-up (walking on treadmill while stretching)
3 supersets of 4 sets of 20 reps of strength exercises
3-4 circuits of 4-5 cardio exercises (jump rope, battle ropes, planks, etc.)
300+ calories of low-intensity continuous cardio (high incline treadmill, elliptical, etc.)

Sometimes I'll mix in a bout (250-500m) of rowing to let my body relax while keeping it moving.

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