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--REBOOTED CHALLENGE-- UPDATE PAGE 5 --ORIGINAL CHALLENGE (LEAN AND STRONG 2.1)-- Alright, my warm-up challenge for the year is done and now I'm ready to get serious. I did reasonably okay with the previous challenge, and I made a little progress toward one of my objectives for 2018; but a mid-challenge skid kept me from losing much in the way of body fat and waist size. For the sake of reminder, my 2018 objectives are the following: Wear size 30W jeans; Weigh less than 200 lbs; and Be able to do 18 consecutive strict pull-ups
Alright, I'm finally back home and getting an early start on this challenge since I ended the last one early due to unplanned travels. I'm going 5 weeks as hard as I can to get ready for the holidays. The final week will actually be the first week of my Thanksgiving vacation wherein we will again be traveling, so I'm going to have to modify my goals to finish out the challenge strong while out of my routine again. This time I'm going in with a battle plan for the road, but we'll be staying at my mom's house for the first time ever, and I can't possibly know what to expect. All I can do is
We're winning! The battle to defeat the return of the dreaded Dad Bod has been waged on rocky ground for quite a while, but I'm finally finding my footing and marshaling my forces in the most economical way to make sustainable progress. In the last challenge we simplified the attack and adopted a few new weapons into the arsenal--intermittent fasting and yoga joined the team. IF was extremely beneficial, and I'm going to continue to use it in the exact same way. Yoga was tougher to implement because I haven't yet found the most effective method of deployment, but I've got an idea about how
Well, I'm bulky again. This year has been a serious yo-yo, and up here at the crest of this most recent "yo" I'm needing to re-focus on my continual stated goal of getting lean to start dropping again. Once again I'm going with four goals with some minor tweaks over last time: 1. Sleep. Still going to play it loosely, but I've recognized that I have a weakness for binge-watching TV late into the night. To address that I'm going to limit myself to two episodes of whatever I'm watching on Netflix. 2. Wake. In the previous challenge I attempted to get up