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mk1014

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  1. I know the deadline has passed (7/19), but I just wanted to post my results here: 1) Run/walk on treadmill in intervals for 20 minutes. F Not feeling it. My treadmill is in the basement and the heat wave makes going down there uncomfortable. Plus not finding energy at the end of the day to do this. But I have been walking! See below. 2) Weight circuit (arms, chest, back, abs). F = 0 Still not feeling motivated to do weights. This has got to change! 3) Cut out cereal, bread, pasta, alcohol, soda, artificial sweeteners (vegan-paleo-lite, but not full paleo because I can't give up legumes, especially soy, at this time) Pass-ish - I have given up cereal, bread, pasta, rice, diet soda (with the exception of my "free day" once a week). Still using artificial sweetener for my coffee. But giving up the bread and rice was a big deal for me, and I was surprised how easily I have been living without it. 4) Sleep 7 hours a night (currently getting 5 - 6) Fail Only getting 6 hours still. Have to work on this more. 5) Walk at least half hour during lunch break. A = 4 times a week Mostly walked during my lunch at least 4 times a week for 45 minutes, even in the extreme heat! 6) Lost 1 to 2 lbs a week (6 to 12 lbs by week 6) Pass - Down from 208 to 193 (15 lbs). The change in diet and smaller portions attributed to this loss. Looking ahead to next 6-week challenge - I need to incorporate more fitness daily (treadmill and weights). I think I'll be motivated now that I am seeing results with weight loss. Overall, I give myself a B for my first challenge. A step in the right direction, but there is a lot of room for improvement.
  2. As the 6 weeks have ended, here are my achievements: 1) Run/walk on treadmill in intervals for 20 minutes. F Not feeling it. My treadmill is in the basement and the heat wave makes going down there uncomfortable. Plus not finding energy at the end of the day to do this. But I have been walking! See below. 2) Weight circuit (arms, chest, back, abs). F = 0 Still not feeling motivated to do weights. This has got to change! 3) Cut out cereal, bread, pasta, alcohol, soda, artificial sweeteners (vegan-paleo-lite, but not full paleo because I can't give up legumes, especially soy, at this time) Pass-ish - I have given up cereal, bread, pasta, rice, diet soda (with the exception of my "free day" once a week). Still using artificial sweetener for my coffee. But giving up the bread and rice was a big deal for me, and I was surprised how easily I have been living without it. 4) Sleep 7 hours a night (currently getting 5 - 6) Fail Only getting 6 hours still. Have to work on this more. 5) Walk at least half hour during lunch break. A = 4 times a week Mostly walked during my lunch at least 4 times a week for 45 minutes, even in the extreme heat! 6) Lost 1 to 2 lbs a week (6 to 12 lbs by week 6) Pass - Down from 208 to 193 (15 lbs). The change in diet and smaller portions attributed to this loss. Looking ahead to next 6-week challenge - I need to incorporate more fitness daily (treadmill and weights). I think I'll be motivated now that I am seeing results with weight loss. Overall, I give myself a B for my first challenge. A step in the right direction, but there is a lot of room for improvement.
  3. I guess one is good enough. Getting too ambitious right off the bat.
  4. Thanks, Kleetus! I know it's doable and receiving motivation is what has been lacking for me, I think. I'm glad you're with me! Plus, I saw there's the "Rising Heroes" challenge. I'd be interested in rising either to a Ranger or Druid. Can we combine hero types?
  5. I have really gotten out of shape the past couple of years and I'm having a hard time getting back into a regular routine. In my prime, I was able to work out 7 times a week and weighed 160 lbs (I'm 5'11"). Now I rarely work out and weigh 210. I'm vegan (for ethical reasons) and eat poorly (hence the heft). Anyway, I think this 6-week challenge will be a good start for me. I just stumbled upon this site today and still exploring the resources available. For now, I've come up with some goals for the next 6 weeks: 1) Run/walk on treadmill in intervals for 20 minutes. A = 3 times a week B = 2 times a week C = 1 time a week F = 0 2) Weight circuit (arms, chest, back, abs). A = 2 times week B = 1 time a week F = 0 3) Cut out cereal, bread, pasta, alcohol, soda, artificial sweeteners (vegan-paleo-lite, but not full paleo because I can't give up legumes, especially soy, at this time) Pass/Fail 4) Sleep 7 hours a night (currently getting 5 - 6) Pass/Fail 5) Walk at least half hour during lunch break. A = 4 times a week B = 3 times a week C = 2 times a week F = 1 or less a week 6) Lost 1 to 2 lbs a week (6 to 12 lbs by week 6) Pass/Fail Here goes nothing!
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