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Getting frustrated at all is a path to failure. Most of us were little kids throwing our NES controllers across the room at one point in our lives. But not until the anger was defeated did we actually increase skills.
increase my upper arm strength with free-weights. More muscle one on my arms.
The problem nowadays I see is that many kids just abandon skill games and go to JRPG lala land. Thus, they never defeat that frustration and advance into the skill zone.
Careful with this one. Being female you're not going to be able to build much muscle.
You can totally tone them! I did during martial arts.Sure, I am not going to be huge biceps, but I can get a nice sinewy runners body to go with my legs.
I'll admit I get frustrated if I'm ever running, biking, skiing, or basically doing anything where someone passes me (or is ahead of me, but I find myself unable to pass them). It focuses my effort, and I tend to begin ignoring pain or other signs that perhaps I should slow down. ^_~
I have an idea! Post your athletic goals for the next 6 months.
I focus on keeping my average calorie range between 2100-2500 and my daily around 1900-2400
Goal for the next six months: Get some BJJ
Yep! Got figure out how to pay for that shit though. They're advertising their Gracie Barra affiliation everywhere, though, so I feel like they're probably for real.
Oh, that's cool -- is it the same price to do BJJ and muay thai? Or do you have to pay extra? If it's all the same, that'd probably be worth it.
It's all the same, and you can mix and match lessons.
Get down to 270 and stay there
Get my diet back on track and keep it there
Bench 300 x 8
Claim victory at my first Kendo tournament!
Get rid of mah belly!
I don't mean this to be a blame-society maneuver, but I think a lot of folks our age - and I mean that to include a pretty broad age range, from present young adults all the way up to the trailing edge of Gen X - grew up in the self-esteem paradigm of parenting. We've got some pretty good science now, a number of really good psychological studies, that indicate that praising kids for achievement or for intrinsic virtue is a good way to make them brittle and prone to avoiding challenge, while praising them for effort makes them more resilient and more enthusiastic about challenge. I don't know about you, but when I was young, my parents told me constantly that I was "so smart" and that I could do whatever I wanted and that I'd do great things someday. It took me a long, long time to reconcile that with the fact that I still failed at things all the time. For years, I'd avoid doing anything challenging because failure was just so shattering to my self-image. It's still hard for me to overcome the fear of failure in a lot of things I do.
That kind of brittleness is hardly a new thing, but I think it's a human tendency that's exaggerated a lot in youths and younger adults today. I don't think marketers are blind to that, either; it seems to me like a lot of modern games are designed to minimize the consequences of failure and allow people to succeed all the time with persistent but minimal effort and basically no setbacks.
It's pretty relevant to this thread, too, as anybody who's ever failed a diet or quit a workout program can attest.
I guess the takeaway here is: Work hard, be awesome. If you fail, try again. Don't give up.
Sure, I am not going to be huge biceps, but I can get a nice sinewy runners body to go with my legs.
- Complete my 100 push-ups/200 sit-ups program. I was most of the way there before vacations happened!
- Run 6+ miles at least once a week; run 10 miles w/in 6 months.
- Start fencing again and be practicing at least twice weekly w/in 6 months; renew my rating w/in one year.
And before you ask, yes, I've had it looked at, by two doctors. Both said it was just strained and needed time to fix itself. It's been two years since I injured it, so that's a crock of crap. I'll get it looked at by somebody else once I have insurance again (which could be half a year from now). As long as it doesn't affect my daily life, I can live without nice pectorals.
-Run 3k without slowing down
-Practice both Tae Kwon Do and Parkour at least three times a week.
-Master the culinary arts
-Die at 40
I'm having a hard time of it. Despite avoiding physical exercise as much as I possibly can, and eating several times a day until I'm physically incapable of further eating, I can't seem to put on weight. I'm 6' and about 170lbs. Just last week, I was forced into breaking my athletic abstinence by having to jog 2.3 miles, but suffered absolutely no pain from the experience. Is this just some kind of age bullshit? Am I going to have to wait until I get into my 30s to get fat? Despite all efforts to the contrary, my Dad stayed thin into his 40s before he could even manage a measly paunch. I was hoping to outdo him, but it's not looking good.
At one point I estimated my starvation calorie intake way too low. I thought it was around 1500; when it is actually around 1850 for my current weight. This lead to me hitting a plateau at around -40 lbs, thankfully I was able to pull my body through by being active and eating more at the end of the summer and I stayed relatively flat weight-wise.
I can deliberately check myself if I'm eating or drinking to excess, but I just don't have the will to starve myself. I always have to just increase my exercise if I want to trim down.