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  1. So I am new to Nerd Fitness and this is my first 6 week challenge. Working to get back in shape and be ready for my wedding next February. I am 6'6" and 238 lbs. ~20 %BF My Goals over the next 6 weeks Lose at least 15 lbs. Do this by cutting Carbs on not weight lifting days and less than 100g on lifting days. Additionally return to ESE IF 2x a week. Return back to John Romanello's recommendation of a morning warm-up just after getting out of bed. This has always been very helpful for me. Bring my distance run up form 2 miles to 3 miles. Include 3 heavy weight workouts every week Increa
  2. Gah, I'm late! Seeing as I recklessly abandoned my first 6 week challenge, it's time to try again; this time with a tangible goal at the end of the challenge. Main Quest: Improve strength and endurance for karate and lifting. As some may know, I'm in love with powerlifting and I also practice Shotokan karate. The two don't particularly go hand in hand, but they do complement each other. While I'm psyched I've gone from deadlifting 135lb to 205lb in less than a year's time, my squats fell prey to poor form and I'm not at all where I want to be for bench presses. Shotokan is all about strong,
  3. Hi! I only got the email about the next 6 week challenge about 30 mins ago so I'm far from prepared and unsure if this is the correct way to go about things. But the timing was good as I was on the verge of action either way. I was hoping to be an Assassin but a recent tear to my hamstring tendon has ensured that neither running or jumping are in my near future. And I guess that brings me to the point of my 6 week challenge. I have been keen as to start learning Parkour but obviously that's going to have to wait. But my other love has always been martial arts. Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Ni
  4. TiffanyD’s New Trait – Tactical Advantage In order to have a tactical advantage at all times you must be skilled, have clarity, and always prepared. My skill-set is growing! I can now deadlift my body weight, which was my big goal for this year (I guess I jumped the shark early on that one). Now that my strength has improved greatly through Strong Lifts I am switching to Strong Curves to A. Keep things fresh and B. Focus on training for the body traits I want. Skilled: Train at least 3 times a week (strong curves, weights, or a class), and hit at least 10k steps a day (or 1 good ext
  5. Hello fellow nerds! I am a long time reader, but never really joined in on anything (well sometimes I would start, but never finish), until today. This seems like a great community with a lot of people who genuinely want to help each other out so we can all get into the shape we want to be in. I mostly wanted to get this out here now, before I either forget or just talk myself out of it. Here is my 60 day challenge. I will try and update every week, more if I have questions or concerns. MAIN QUEST To reach and maintain a body fat % of 15% (Fitness) by April 30, 2016 GO
  6. "A Wizard is never late... nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." -Gandalf Well I may not be a wizard, and I may be 3 weeks late, with only 3 weeks left in this particular 6 week challenge, but I decided it would be better to start now than to wait for three weeks because "Well, I can just do it later". Procrastination has always been a challenge for me. I could have easily used my lateness as an excuse, but I have found in life that one should never wait too long for a perfect opportunity; things always get in the way, and nothing is ever perfect. So I'm just going to do t
  7. Hi there! I'm Chlorofyl and as of today, I'm also starting with the 6 Week Challenge. This is the first time I'm participating in such a thing. In 2014 I gained a lot of weight due to overeating and a lack of exercise. This year, I'm already doing a lot better but I still tend to fall of the wagon every now and then and I don't seem to lose those last pounds. I hope a challenge like this will help me to build some good habits and finally reach my goals! My Main Quest: To lose some fat. I want to lose around 8 kg (approx. 18 lbs). I don't expect to have reached this goal by the end of the
  8. Hi everyone, I'm starting my second challenge now, the first was a reasonable success, even though I'm always harsh on myself. http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/62304-better-very-very-late-than-never/ A little background, I decided to start worrying about fitness at the start of August 2014, since I was quite significantly overweight weighing about 95kg (210 pounds). I'm 6'3 tall, so that was quite overweight. In the next six weeks, I lost 10kg by eating less (but very badly) and working out almost every day doing relatively low intensity cardio workouts. From mid-Sept
  9. Kamirynn

    Tabula Rasa

    Howdie all This morning I woke up - over it. Over thinking about food, over feeling bad about my food choices, or feeling guilty that I was too tired to go for a run. Over comparing myself to other people who are having diet success while I'm not. I keep thinking about all the times I've tried, had some success and then ultimately gone back to my old ways. I woke up ready to throw it all in and just try to let it go - until I went to get ready for work, and my favourite pair of pants was too tight. Over it. Over letting my past control me. Ready to start again - clean slate - Tabula R
  10. I'm both completely new to forums and Nerd Fitness, so bear with me. I hope I'm doing this right. Challenge Quest It just so happens that this challenge ends just 4 days before my 5-year college reunion weekend, and I've already set a goal in my head to lose 15 lbs by then. So, my quest for this 6-week challenge is to be down to 163 lbs from 178 lbs by May 28, if not by May 24. Here are my stats: Weight: 178 lbsHeight: 5'7"Waist: 34"Hips: 42.5"Chest: 39"Right bicep: 13"Left bicep: 13.5"Right thigh: 24"Left thigh: 23"I'll update this thread with a weigh-in and weekly recap every Monday, and
  11. I've made it down to 279 lbs. I'm almost half way to my goal. I was 347 in June, and was at 329 when I started changing my lifestyle in December. In total, I've lost 68 lbs so far. Since December 1st, I've lost 50 lbs even. I want to be around 210-220 with muscle and built like Gerard Butler or the Cap. Not huge, but not scrawny either. Okay... So I kinda stopped training for a few weeks. I was car shopping because mine wasn't going last much longer. I had the gym on my mind the whole time although I let my diet get out of control. Not so much what I was eating as much as how much I was e
  12. Hey I'm Shynnee and I'm overweight. I've been doing a good job running and keeping track of my food lately so I decided to start a weight lifting workout called Strong Curves. I happened to get an email about this 6 week challenge the day I decided to do it, so here I am holding myself accountable. I am a stay at home mom of a cute little geek baby girl and while I would like her to play lots of board and video games with us, I would like to set an example for a healthy lifestyle as well so she never falls into the place I am now. 1.) Main quest: I am starting my first weight lifting routin
  13. I've been thinking about this for the last few months and now it's time to do something about it. One day a few weeks ago I woke up and decided it was time to actually do something, so I signed up to my local gym, started doing group PT sessions once a week and did a crazy amount of research online, and that's how I found Nerd Fitness. I'm 23 and live in Melbourne, Australia. I was quite athletic when I was at school and uni but since getting a full time office job I've spent that last 4 years sitting on my butt at my desk (yay for working in IT!) Current Life Quest: Survive Ski Week in Au
  14. Hey all, my name irl is Jenna and I am stoked to start this 6 week challenge. I subscribed to the Nerd Fitness newsletter a while back but never really participated until now. I told myself lest night that I needed to get really serious about eating clean and working out. Then, I got an email this morning about the new 6-week challenge. If that isn't a sign then, I don't know what is. My main quest: Lose half of the 30 pounds I have gained while away at school. Eventually I would like to lose all 30 and then some but seeing as I am extremely out of shape right now, I will start sort of small
  15. As I enter day 2 I am looking inside of myself and at the external evidence of my actions on day 1 and how I can change and improve on day 2. I was successful in logging both Good and Bad food on MFP - it was very painful to see just how out of control my eating is. I know and tell myself on a daily bases that I am only hurting myself by this behavior. I feel it every time I eat if I am on track or not by the way my Crohn's reacts. You would think that I would get it - this action is highly illogical. However I did going to belly dancing last night. I so look forward to the day that I have l
  16. Hi All, I have been a religious Nerd Fitness follower for years now and I may or may not have a secret crush on Steve I am super excited to start this 6 week challenge...my biggest flaw is falling off the wagon, so I am really looking forward to being accountable this time around and sticking it out through the 6 weeks, I hope I can get as much support in this endeavor as possible from all you awesome people on this forum! Ok now down to the deets: Main Quest: Be able to fit into clothes in any store I want (even if its the largest size they have). So approximately becoming a size 8-1
  17. Introduction: Hi I’m Brian and this is my first challenge. I'm 32, I'm married, we have a toddler and I work mid-shift (my life currently doesn't lend itself to a prime schedule, but that doesn't mean I can't make it work). I'm currently performing what I call a "Deliberate" year and that means that I don't just accept what life gives me. It means that I deliberately choose the path for my life (though I understand that life will still try to stick its foot in every once in a while). That is where this post/challenge comes in. I see a change I want to make and instead of going into my head
  18. So after a long time watching the rebellion but thinking I could go it alone (or being too scared to participate) - it is time to join the rebellion and get active. Please bear with this hermit as she comes out of her shell. My overall goal is to lose just over 100lbs - 52kg where I'm from. The exercise is sorted and has been for a while but the eating is seriously on the dark side. I am also (typical apparently) a woman who puts everyone and everything before herself so the emotions / life balance are out of whack as well. So my small goals to get started are: Goal 1: Buy food and prepare
  19. Hello, everyone! My friend introduced me to Nerd Fitness a couple years ago, and I only now created an official account. I've been through all of the posts, and keep updated. I also have written about Nerd Fitness on my own blog a few times (where I keep a list of my favorite posts for reference). I must have seen posts for the six wek challenges several times, but for some reason I finally decided to go for it. I'm not sure what changed this time, but I'll see how I do! I'm in pretty good shape, and I'm fairly strong too, but I would like to lose some weight, and possibly get strong
  20. Hello, everyone! I've been following Nerd Fitness for a couple years, but I only created a forum account a couple days ago, when I noticed the start of a 6-week-challenge. I must have seen several challenges go by, and I'm not really sure what made me take notice of this particular one. But I suddenly decided that I would go for it. I actually started the challenge on the first day - two days ago. I'm just a bit late posting. ^-^' Now, I'm not in bad shape. I'm not noticably fat, and I'm strong and fast and flexible. But at the same time, I would like to lose some excess fat. There
  21. In 6 weeks time I will be Bridesmaid Dress Shopping for my sisters wedding in August, perfect timing for my first six week challenge. Operation, not be the fat sister at the big wedding! Main Goals: 1) Aim for a 90-10 Paleo Diet, I am almost there at the moment but I think I can step it up a notch. 2) Be able to run 5K, I can currently run a slow mile. Speed it not important to me, just distance. 3) Lose weight, I have reached a plateau with my weight and I would like to smash it. Life Quest: Read the books that have been stacked next to my bed for 4 weeks (
  22. Hi all - I'm Will and this is my First Challenge, Second Post, and it's Three Days Late. Anyhoo, here's my challenge, and it's all about getting a good start. Touch toes This is one that I've been very humiliated by, since I've read that it should be a basic touchstone. I hadn't realised how much flexibility I've lost! I can get about half-way down through my calves. For this one I'll be using the exercises at https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/cant-touch-your-toes-do-this-96573345003.htmland other hamstring stretching moves every day. Shoulder Press 25kg This is my strength goal! At the moment
  23. I have been receiving Nerdfitness newsletters for a while now - I like what they do here - encouraging health and fitness without the "gym rat" persona. So I decided to join in finally. It has been my mission to get myself into a better place with my health for over a year now - I want to be in better health and fitness at 45 then I was at 35! Having my last baby (of five) at 39 really kicked my butt and I haven't been able to recover physically yet (and she is now 3). To my credit- I have made a lot of changes so far - I have changed the way our family eats over the last year - retraining mys
  24. Hello fellow recruits, I'm Jason! I'm a 38 year old geek who grew up on Transformers, Star Wars & all of the great nerdy things of the early 80's & beyond. Over the past several years, I've let my health, weight, and overall life kinda spiral downward. I'm working on changing that right now. Currently, I'm 6'5", I weigh 300 lbs and I'm dramatically out of shape. My quest is to lose 50 lbs by the end of the year, and another 50 before I turn 40. I want to get back to the 200 lbs I weighed after I got out of the Navy at 25. Goals to help me complete this quest: Give up the Ic
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