2020 Polyglot Fitness Challenge

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brilliantyears
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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

Fitness:
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.

Languages:

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!

Fitness:

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!).

Languages:

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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