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  1. Well hello there Scout people! I figured it was time for a change of scenery. So here I am join up with the Scouts for my 10th challenge here at Nerd Fitness. My main quest and motivation: The quest is always to be a faster, stronger, and healthier version of myself. Previous challenges it was more a focus on losing the weight. That goal is still there, but this challenge I am not going to focus on it. I want the weight loss to be a side effect of the hard work I am putting in. Also as I become healthier, I have a much better chance to get off the diabetes medicine I am currently on. I am have a doctor visit scheduled on October 3rd, with blood work to be done a few days before hand. Here is hoping we can discuss me getting off the pills! I also want to make sure I am around for my kids. I turn 41 in November. I’d like to have another 41 years here at least And yes, I have used these gifs before in my previous Run Fatboy Run challenge. Goal #1: Get Faster! This first goal is to improve my areas of cardio. First is to get a faster 5k time, and second is to get moving back to 10,000 steps per day. To help in this, I plan on running every other day. First two runs each week are fartlek style, with the third run being for distance. First distance I will start at will be 3 miles, then increasing that every couple of distance runs. Example 3, 3, 3.25, 3.25, 3.5, and 3.5. I will adjust if needed. Each 7th run will be 5k evaluation run. Hopefully on the finally evaluation day, my 5k time should be improved some. I also want to slowly build up my walking as well. By the end of the challenge, I should be back at it 10k per day. As a little side bonus, I want to beat my previous Fitbit steps PR of 19,091 steps in one day. So final day of the challenge I want to do my run, and walk multiple times during the day. I made a spreadsheet calendar here to show it all https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10nQe6Bxis57nZ7F5Qk2h7OYwIZ9e0MuMewP0h5eAex4/edit?usp=sharing Goal #2: Get Stronger - Workout time! This goal I always think I will do well in, yet I seem to keep losing motivation to do bodyweight workouts. I know I need to build up strength in many areas. I want to get much stronger. I want to be able to get the Trifecta badge next year for doing all 3 Spartan race distances. I’ve done 2 Spartan Sprints in the past. It almost seems impossible to do the other distances, but this is stuff I am working towards. So this goal is designed to get me into 3x a week workouts again. My days will be set. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I don’t want to give myself any wiggle room, because I know I will delay workouts if I do. My ultimate workout would be for me to start doing something like Stronglifts. Getting to the gym to do more then walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Overall, I want to leave this pretty open to change. I think to start off, I will pick a BW workout each week from http://neilarey.com. I have been also thinking of adding in a few things at home that i have done at Spartan races to help get me more prepared for them also. Like slam balls, a big weighted rope for jump ropes, maybe a plyo box etc. This way I hope to keep things fresh for me. Added bonus will be for me to muster up the courage and just go lift some weights at the gym. Goal #3: Get Healthier - Food and Exercise Tracking I had success with this last challenge, and want to continue it here. Last challenge I did some in my battle log, and some at MyFitnessPal.com. This challenge I will focus adding everything to MyFitnessPal. I’ve done Whole 30 eating in the past, and this last challenge I did eat fairly good. Still had a few “unhealthier†foods, but with keeping track of it in myfitnesspal, I kept servings small, and pretty much stayed in my general calorie goal. Sidequest: Goal #4: Compete in all the side challenges I never made a character for myself to add in points, so those don’t motivate me to do side challenges. Since I am new here to the Scout guild, I figure what better way to get out there and participate with the group The Scouts Will Avenge The Mini-Challenge Week 1: 7 days of flossing! Done! 7 out of 7! Week 2: Anger management done Week 3: Week 4: Week 5: Week 6: Life goal: Goal #5: Finish the edx.org Introduction to Linux course! Not a fitness goal by any meals, but I started taking a self pace Linux class online. Well, I've been a bit of a slacker on this. My goal is to finish it this challenge. I am currently on chapter 3 of 18, plus the final exam. Ideally, I would like to get some done each day. The goal is to finish this by or before challenge ends. Of course passing grade would be acceptable too Grading: Going with a point style system for grading. It will be points per event. I'm not going to grade the side quests. They are more or less pass/fail. Week 1 (9/15 - 9/21)Goal #1 - 0/6 (walking and running, rest day will not be counted)Goal #2 - 0/3 (3 workouts on the week)Goal #3 - 0/7 (food and exercise tracking each day) Measurements: 09/15/14 - Date - 10/27/14 14.96 in - L. Bicep - 14.64 in - R. Bicep - 12.04 in - L. Forearm - 12.08 in - R. Forearm - 47.63 in - Chest - 50.66 in - Waist - 17.32 in - Neck - 25.78 in - L. Thigh - 25.27 in - R. Thigh - 18.62 in - L. Calf - 17.71 in - R. Calf - 261.3 lbs - Weight - Height is 5 ft 9 in Weekly Summary:Week 1 - 87% BWeek 2 - 94% AWeek 3 - Week 4 - Week 5 - Week 6 -
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