[HE 30 Day Challenge] April 2015 – Project or Skill

Jordan Lejuwaan (@jordan) 7 years, 1 month ago
Hello good people!

This month’s challenge is going to be different from the others in two ways:

  1. The nature of this challenge will allow you to actually show your progress throughout the month, making it more useful and fun.
  2. When you post updates to the challenge, reply to your original post so we can see all of your updates in one place. This way it won’t be so hodge-podge and chaotic.

The Challenge

What is that thing you’ve been putting off that you know you should be doing?

Choose a big project or a skill that you would like to work on for the next 30 days. Ideally something with which you can visually show your progress. Eg. writing blog posts, starting a business, juggling, singing, playing piano, drawing, card tricks, weight loss, muscle gain, learning to code (you can screenshot your progress on CodeAcademy), etc.

It can be anything that will take continual effort over the next 30 days.

  1. Choose your project/skill and state your intention for the next 30 days. Include a before picture/video if applicable.
  2. Come back every few days and report on your progress by replying to under your original post. Again, include pictures/video if applicable.

That’s it. Let’s see what we can accomplish together in 30 days!

<3 Jordan

April 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm
Alfred K. (2) (@AlfredKnoest) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I will be working on my French this month.
Firstly, I’ll practice on Duolingo every day, so at the end of this month I should be able to post a screenshot of a 30day streak.
Secondly, I’ll try to talk French with my girlfriend every now and then. :)

Good luck everyone!

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

hey we have the same goal!! i’ve been trying to learn french as well.
bon chance mon ami :)

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HQC_Vonz (12) (@HQCvonz) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Hey People,
My Goal this month is to develop 2 skills, so want I’m going to learn to do a backflip and the flare.
Just think it will be coool to learn these skills to improve my power moves when it comes to hip hop floor moves (flare) and a good basis for jumps (backflips).

At the end of the month I’ll upload a before and after video.

Thanks for your support in advance. :)

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HQC_Vonz (12) (@HQCvonz) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

So Far So Good. Been practicing these skills throughout and making some excellent progress. Hopefully i shall complete by the end of the month :D 

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Maximillius (4) (@Maximillius) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I think I am going to master writing with my left hand.

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I’ve written in my ‘book’, drawn, or done something creative every day this week. It’s going well!

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Hans (303)M (@M4G1C-LOG1C14N) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

where oh where is my original reply

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whitewolf (2) (@whitewolf) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

My goal is to post 5 videos depicting hypocrisy in people, specifically India where everybody listens and read inspiring poems of sacrificial love but kills a girl if she marries on her own will

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thegodfather037 (0) (@thegodfather037) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

-Gaining Muscle and losing weight.
-Smoking less weed and start studying.
-Read more books and be active on high existence more.
-Meditate regularly and complete french learning course.
-Develop some new Skills and improve the old ones.
-Get your consciousness fixed and don’t follow the heard start follow your bliss.

guess I have been procrastinating a lot lately…….

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

How about you choose one to focus on this month? I’m glad you’re ambitious, but having too many goals with leave you chasing them all and achieving none :/

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LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

If you can translate french proficiently, I need a medieval manuscript translated from french to english.

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Flynn watson (0) (@watson) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I would like to complete 4 good novels.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Which novels?

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Flick (4) (@flickmcbic) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

This month, I’m challenging myself to improve my yoga practices.

My goal is to be able to touch my toes by May 1st.

Fittingly, I started about a week and a half ago…

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

How far can your reach now? Pic?

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Flick (4) (@flickmcbic) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I have pictures, but I can’t post them. I have no options to in the reply box.

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Flick (4) (@flickmcbic) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I figured it out!!
Update 1: One week after beginning yoga
Update 2: 14 days in..
Definite progress!

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HarmanDS (0) (@spyker237) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Learn Programming an hour a day for 30 days in a row!!!

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Andrew Balázs (0) (@seelvuple) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I’ve just joined! :)

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peaceworks (10) (@peaceworks) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Me too! Well, a coupla hours ago. I hope you’re getting as big a kick outta this site as I am. Great so far. 

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O’Quigs (1) (@Quigs) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Make a decision… retire or don’t retire and keep that big salary and bennies coming in…. Despite how much I loath my job, my boss, higher education, and Big brother. Stay in the game or fold ’em. That is the question.

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becomingUndone (15) (@morro) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

One week into April, I definitely have a better grasp of Rails and Ruby than before, and hopefully soon I will be able to make something worthwhile! How is everyone else doing with their respective challenges?!

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monax21 (1) (@monax21) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I will expand my vocabulary in Spanish in order to go in Bolivia this summer with the help of the genious Memrise’s website ( mnemonic techniques). Today I’m 308 / 1521 words learned – divided in 30 lessons which are composed of +- 30 to 50 words. I’ll consistently show up everyday :) Let’s do that ! :)

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monax21 (1) (@monax21) 7 years, 1 month ago ago
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monax21 (1) (@monax21) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

level 8 : finished ! :) 342
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1521
words learned (342 in long term memory)

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jagadish (0) (@jagadish006) 7 years ago ago

keep it going monax21.I have started using memrise recently and started with Learn basic spanish currently at level 5 and will be starting the 1500 spanish words intro soon.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

I’ve always had trouble gaining weight until recently. The secret: eating more small meals throughout the day so you can fit in more calories, and adding a protein shake with BCAA’s, creatine and ground up hemp :)

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Why 6 times? I’ve consistently read that diminishing returns (if not negative returns) hit after 4-5 / week.

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j1z0 (7) (@j1z0) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Hey that’s a great start. I’m sure you’ll be rocking it by the end of the month! Awesome choice for a song too. :)

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Jon Brooks (4,512)A (@JonBrooks) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Couple of reasons. Higher frequency = more growth. So hitting a muscle group twice per week is ideal. I’ve done 1.5 years on the 3 full body workouts a week, it’s okay but you cannot hit every muscle. Rear delts, middle delts, rotator cuffs, hamstrings, calfs, traps, all tend to get neglected on a full body routine. How can you possibly do decline bench, incline bench, flies, middle delts, rotator cuffs, long head tricep, short head tricep and an over head press and still manage to do an entire back and biceps and leg workout in 3-4 workouts per week? I think that’s putting an unnessesary contraint on your training. My current split is push, pull, legs, rest, repeat (best gains I’ve ever had). This gives each muscle group a few days rest, while still keeping frequency high. Also, total volume is the determiner of muscle growth, some of the best powerlifters in the world squat 7 times a week. There’s a principle in exercise physiology called the repeated bout effect. Basically what this means is the more your train a muscle the quicker you’ll recover from training it. As for diminishing returns if total volume is being increased week by week, and you’re in a slight calorie surplus then your muscles are gonna grow. The minamilist movement is mainly for hobbysists who are pushed for time and don’t care about developing an overall physique. It’s actually great for beginners too. You don’t want to start with too high a training volume, and it’s important to learn how to bench, squat, etc with good form first. For people who have been training 2 years+ does it work? Yeah. Is it optimal? I don’t think so.

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Jon Brooks (4,512)A (@JonBrooks) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Another tip, sweetness increases hunger. Take a cookie or sweet biscuit and nibble it throughout your meal. You’ll be able to sustain higher hunger levels and consume more total calories.

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emptyminded (68) (@thoughtless) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

Yea i know that its the eating is the prob. Im not eating as much as id like to because financial problems. Im working out tho, but i still remain thin. ill probably put on a few pounds when im working after collage

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Gare (32) (@JurassicParking) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

This sounds like some scary voodoo. What if DR. IMONAH just made the MISTRESS disappear with magic and prayers, or greasy connections? A problem I have, is people preying on other people who are having a particularly have a rough time, like after a break up. Sometimes people think they’re sly enough to comp a few bucks from people hurting, I want DR. IMONAH to cast a spell on indecent scammers that allows them to fuck off. But- my bank account can’t cover a spell cast right now.

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 1 month ago ago

SPAM BOTS BE GONE!!!!!!!!!!!

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