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jammon1372

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  • Birthday 04/05/1972

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  1. Thanks for the links! I've been following this one to learn a bit more before investing in the book.
  2. Thanks guys! I am really proud of quitting, this last stint I smoked for almost ten years. I feel about ten years younger, I've made a lot of positive changes recently with in addition to quitting but I've lost about 19 pounds since April, have a ton more energy and much more positive outlook in general. Grading wise that week I was on vacation lowered the overall numbers but really I'm proud of my results and the commitment I put into pushing through the challenge.
  3. Here's the final week's scoring - · Slay the Dragon – I have set a firm date to quit smoking, June 1st. Week 6 - A, I'm still smoke free, had my first step down in patch dosage and doing OK. · Practice makes me better and stronger - Attend Karate classes a minimum of two days a week and practice at home a minimum of two days a week (off work-out days). Week 6 -A, Lots of practice and classes. · Adding capacity to the gas tank - Increase the number of reps to 25 and minimize rest times between each of the bodyweight exercises and between each circuit . Week 6 - B, I'm pretty happy with where I'm at, 15 secs rest in-between exercises and taking about 1 min rest between exercises. Would have been an A if not for the illness bug · Return to the path – Start and complete the couch to 5K running program - Week 6, C missed 2 days due to being ill. Here's a quick rundown on the overall score averages: Slay the Dragon - 4,4,4,4,4,4 =A Practice makes me better and stronger - 3,4,1,3,4,4 =B Adding capacity to the gas tank - 3,3,0,2,4,3 = C Return to the path - 4,4,1,4,1,2 = C+ Overall I have to say that I'm really happy with where I am at after completing this challenge. This biggest goal by far to quit smoking and I have crushed it to this point! I'll figure out my percentages latter, been a long day already.
  4. Thanks again Zuel! I'll try to make time tonight to summarize the results (working on a final project for school also). Overall I feel really good about the challenge and the results I earned from it.
  5. Congrats on putting the beatdown on your challenge Mouse! You really put in the hard work and it showed through your posts and through your results! Congrats again!
  6. Hit 41 this morning!!! Not a huge improvement but 5 more than I started with.
  7. To fit it into this challenge period I'm going to try and re-test either tomorrow or Sunday (recovering from a bug) look out Congrats to everyone for attempting the challenge to improve your fitness!
  8. Wow....I've been really slacking on updates this week. It's been one of those kinds of weeks, I've got finals and I'm fighting off a bug. Started feeling uber tired and not so hot Wed after Karate class, woke Thursday feeling pretty rough so I just took a 30 min walk, stretched and stepped through my katas to loosen up but not tax my body too heavily. I did my normal warm-up this morning (10 squats, 50 single unders, 10 normal, diamond and wide arm push-ups, 20 bridges and 20 sit-ups) hit the katas again but didn't lift and felt better afterward. Well, to catch up on everything else - I'm still smoke free, today is day 42 and tomorrow is my first dosage step down on the nicotine patch and I'm looking forward to it. I was able to make three classes again this week with Karate and I've been putting in some extra kata work as well. Reps and rest times stayed good throughout the week for the days I was able to work out (2 out of 3 days), I've taken the last two days off of full workouts due to feeling like crap. I ran on Tuesday and walked yesterday and probably take a good walk again tomorrow and hit it at normal speed Monday. Thanks for the feedback or just reading my thread, I may not have detailed it in my posts (trying to stay positive) but this challenge really has been tough for me and positive encouragement and backup has really helped out.
  9. Thanks Zuel! After some further consideration over the weekend. I think I'm going to halt my forward progress on the C25K and go through my last completed week a second (possibly third) time. My main goal with the C25K is to build up my endurance for other sports/activities and while I was completing the runs, I was left so drained it was affecting my performance and motivation toward Karate and just about anything else. I would rather say that I didnt need to do this but realistically I'm having trouble keeping up the pace. I could make it through the C25K while learning Karate and my BW/Strength routines but it would not be fun and I want to maintain these changes long term. I'm also starting to find that I dont recover as quickly at 41 as I did when I was a little younger. I dont like not meeting a goal I set but I think I may have reached a bit far in trying to do too much at the same time with this one. I'm still going to run just at a slower pace. · Slay the Dragon – I have set a firm date to quit smoking, June 1st. Week 5 - A, I'm still smoke free and looking forward to my first step down in patch dosage next week. · Practice makes me better and stronger - Attend Karate classes a minimum of two days a week and practice at home a minimum of two days a week (off work-out days). Week 5 -A, Lots of practice and even a couple of longer than normal classes. · Adding capacity to the gas tank - Increase the number of reps to 25 and minimize rest times between each of the bodyweight exercises and between each circuit . Week 5 - A, I cut the rest times down by 15 secs between exercises and between circuits. · Return to the path – Start and complete the couch to 5K running program Week 5 - D, With rain I missed one day and then on Saturday, I couldnt make myself go run and then have a full day of other stuff.
  10. I'm a little behind on my updates, Wed was good on the BW exercises kept the rest times down between exercises and then was able to sit in on the advanced class also. X2 the workout fun The C25K on Thursday kicked my behind, they snuck in an another 10 minutes on the run. This morning's Kettlebell session was brutal Still smoke free!!!
  11. Karate was fun last night, long class almost two hours. My run was rained out this morning, so I did some tabata intervals with the jump rope.
  12. Time for the weekly grading: · Slay the Dragon – I have set a firm date to quit smoking, June 1st. Week 4 -A, I have not smoked since May 31st! I hit the 30 day milestone yesterday. · Practice makes me better and stronger - Attend Karate classes a minimum of two days a week and practice at home a minimum of two days a week (off work-out days). Week 4-B, I was able to get in two classes this week and practiced two days but not to the level I had intended. · Adding capacity to the gas tank - Increase the number of reps to 25 and minimize rest times between each of the bodyweight exercises and between each circuit . Week 4 - C, After vacation I maintained my progress but did not make an effort to really progress. · Return to the path – Start and complete the couch to 5K running program Week 4 -A, Although my first run last week sucked, I made it through all of them and saw time progression for the distance on run 3. I've started this week out the right way so far, worked on my stances and footwork yesterday and took 10 seconds off my exercise rest time on all of my BW exercises this morning. I still feel a little smoked this afternoon Looking forward to Karate class this evening though.
  13. Best of luck mistler7 and lets go Blues!
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