2020 Polyglot Fitness Challenge

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Re: 2020 Polyglot Fitness Challenge

Postby brilliantyears » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:40 pm

Not strictly vegetarian, but I don't buy meat (and fish) and haven't cooked with meat in the past 8 years. I might sometimes eat it at my friends, family or in a restaurant, but usually no more than one or two meals a month. For me it wasn't a choice based on health but on affordability (especially at first, when I was still a student :lol: ) and sustainability.
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Re: 2020 Polyglot Fitness Challenge

Postby Hanskius » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:44 am

I'm mostly doing light exercise with the goal of improving/maintaining my health, and here's what I'll try to do every day:
3000m of indoor rowing with oxygen (EWOT=Exercise with Oxygen Therapy).
1-2 sets of pushups
15 minutes of hula hooping

I'm hoping to maybe add another daily 15 min EWOT session later, perhaps with a rebounder.


My goal is to get to a conversational level in Spanish and Danish before the Polyglot Gathering 2020. On a good day my Spanish is almost there, but the verbs still give me A LOT of trouble and Danish is nowhere near conversational, but I already understand a good deal of spoken Danish, so I just might have a chance. I'll spend maybe 30 minutes a day listening to podcasts in both of these languages, mostly while doing other things and an Italki lesson every other week. I know this won't be enough, but I'm planning to take lessons much more frequently later in the spring.
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Re: 2020 Polyglot Fitness Challenge

Postby Sparverius » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:04 am

I want in!


At least 15 minutes of at least an energetic walk every day, ideally like to start stretching regularly as well and do bodyweight routine 3x per week (running too in a perfect world!).


2020 366-Day Challenge-- current base point is at least half an hour in my German<->Mandarin Anki deck every day.
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Re: 2020 Polyglot Fitness Challenge

Postby IronMike » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:27 pm

I've added our newest members on page 1, but if I've missed anyone, let me know.

Welcome Hanskius and Sparverius.
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Re: 2020 Polyglot Fitness Challenge

Postby Thala » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:20 am

Hey, I want in!

I love keeping fit ad lift weights regularly. My goals this year are to master the one-handed pushup and to learn to swim really well. I lack swimming skills and this isn't fun when everyone is swimming in the sea during summer and I'm just hanging about at the side.

In terms of language goals, I want to achieve at least B1 fluency in Greek and Russian.
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