To be honest, I haven’t found a perfect routine/plan/resources myself that I can confidently recommend to others. Since you do climbing, I assume a routine more focused on grip improvement would be your priority? You could maybe search for grip exercises on youtube and see what makes more sense to you.
I also found this exhaustive list of resources for climbers:
Outside, do you mean? That would be mostly 御岳 (mitake). I’ve been to 三峰 (mitsumine) a couple of times, but it’s too far from Tokyo (where I live).
That being said, I mostly climb inside, since I don’t really have time to go outside (takes at least half a day)
Maybe thread derailing but following a new year resolution I joined an app based fitness service (with levels and experience points to track progress) to help me overcome my overweight and natural laziness towards any physical activity.
They say Socrates once said
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
It somehow gives me motivation
Maybe someday I can be fit and handsome as you
@Naphthalene you train climbing? wow, can you be more perfect?
I’m trying to up my fitness game a bit as well! Mostly in trying to get up and move around the office more often during the day, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Yay for all of us helping each other with these goals!
Have you thought about opening a thread here on the forums about your story and journey to weight loss? Like, every day you write a little report about the whole experience you’re going through.
I’ve thought of doing one of mine because I know people would appreciate it… but I wanna get 1 thing going first before focusing on improving my fitness routine. So far, what I’m doing is bringing results, so.
@jprspereira I just remembered the #MessageMe challenge, and I think it has been roughly one month since I first read your guide. First of all, thanks for all the effort you put into this! I’m impressed by your dedication and by what comes across as a very genuine, likeable, and helpful personality.
So what was the #1 that helped me?
I’d say it was a mix of your point 2 and 3: Training my abilities to recall, not just to recognise, and doing more than just kanji. Using KameSame for vocabulary makes it stick much better, and it improves my active vocabulary, too. I want to be able to express myself without looking up everything or constantly ‘translating back’ in my head. I’m also doing a Japanese class at university (that’s my main reason for starting WK) and dabbling in BunPro. That way I will eventually gain the grammar and conversation skills to put all those kanji to use - otherwise, I would feel like someone who knows all the road signs by heart, but can’t drive a car. which I really can’t, by the way But I’m aware I still have a loooong way to go…
Anything else I found useful?
The scripts, of course! Override saved me from so many typos and tired-2AM-oversights. I love pitch info because I can’t always clearly figure out a word’s pitch just by listening. There are a few scripts that made my dashboard much clearer - now I know how many lessons and reviews I really have, and which kanji I still need to guru for my current level. That gives me a weirdly soothing kind of certainty
Anything that didn’t help me at all?
Well, that one’s on me because I decided to read a guide by someone who made it to level 60 in an incredibly impressive timespan… And I want to emphasise that it’s a complicated personal issue and not anyone’s fault. But unfortunately, those talks about optimisation and speed that are widespread on the forums just make me feel really pressured and trigger my perfectionist/self-deprecative tendencies, especially when they sound like everyone could do it, and failure to do so springs from making lazy excuses… If I forced myself, I could probably optimise my levelling speed and review intervals, at least during semester breaks, but that would come at the price of my physical and mental health. Thus, I’m really glad you included comments like this:
So I’ll remind myself that it doesn’t constitute a personal failure to be a on here. Or a . At some point in the future, I will arrive at my destination!
I’ve bookmarked many of your ‘threads you should know’ for later use. I’m sure they will come in handy at some point. Oh, and thanks to that one person in that one thread (I don’t remember who or where exactly ) who mentioned the audio autoplay for lessons… I had totally forgotten it exists, but it’s so useful!
Thanks again for putting so much work into your guide, and thanks to all the other helpful people on here!