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1/7- 2/18 GOALS


1. Fitness : Limber Up - Work on flexibility (1 focus a day: 2 Breathing/Meditation Sessions, 3 Light Yoga, 2 Yoga DVDs) This also includes staying hydrated.

Flexibility Test

1/6 Test

1. 8 1/2 Difference (Poor)

2. 8 1/2 Difference (Poor)

3. Top of Knee (Fair)

4. Higher than knee (Poor)

5. Hands reach past toes (Good)

6 - 9. Fair

10. 7 1/2-8 inches (Fair)

11. 1 Inch (Fair)

12. 1 Inch (Fair)

RESULTS : It's a stretch

GRADE: A:7 - B:6 - C:5 - D:4-1 - F:0

WORTH: +3 DEX

2. Fitness : Endurance - Start week 3 and follow the Couch 2 5k program (Possible days M - W - F/S/S)

Week 1 - C25K Wk 3

Week 2 - C25K Wk 4

Week 3 - C25K Wk 5

Week 4 - etc...

GRADE: A:3 - B:2 - C:1 - F:0 (per week)

WORTH: +3 DEX , +3 STA & +2 CON

3. Fitness : Might - 2-3 Strength sessions (Possible days T - Th - S/S)

GRADE: A:3 - B:2 - C:1 - F:0 (per week)

WORTH: +3 STR

4. Lifestyle : Work on cleaning - Spend 10 mins a day cleaning something/anything

Tasks : Basic clean, Dust, deep clean (scrub/mop/vacuum), garbage every week, & Keep it clean

GRADE: A:7 - B:6 - C:5 - D:4-2 - F:0 (Per week)

WORTH: + 1 CHA

STATS


WEIGHT : 276 Lbs

WAIST : 50

HIPS : 54 3/4

MILE TIME : 18.44 Mins

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2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Thanks Laureleye! 

 

I always assume 1 rest day, generally Sunday. If it falls on a different day then Sunday becomes a make up day. This happens to me a lot. 

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Thank you! I'm trying out a greater variety this time around. I'm like, 99% sure I'll rock this challenge. :D

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Looks very good indeed - great to see couch to 5k in there!  I thoroughly recommend it!

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Current 5k Personal Best: 22:00 / 21:23 / 21:13 / 21:09 / 20:55 / 20:25 (4th July 17)

Current 5 mile PB: 36:41 35:27 34:52 (10th May 17)

Current 10k PB: 44:58 44:27 44:07 44:06 43:50 (29th June 17)

Current Half Marathon PB: 1:41:54 1:38:24 1:37:47 1:37:41 (14th June 15)

Current Marathon PB: 3:39:34 3:29:49 (10th April 16)

 

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Great goals! I did Couch to 5K and it was great. Be warned that weeks 4 and 5 will have you going "WTF? They seriously want me to run that long" but once you get through 4 and 5, you'll know deep down that you can do the whole thing.

Having finished it in Spetember, I'm now doing 5K at least twice a week and will be moving towards 10K next. 

Best of luck!

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Thank guys!

I did Week 3 workout 2 today and was struggling on the last 3 min run. I think I'll do week 3 again to start the challenge off.

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Posting this here as an easy link for myself. When I feel like I'm failing or having trouble I'll stop by and read these amazing stories from the NF community.

I just discovered this post and I seriously have tears in my eyes. As much as I love Steve's success stories, this is even greater. Dear Steve

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

HFC for Life!

 

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Great goals! I did Couch to 5K and it was great. Be warned that weeks 4 and 5 will have you going "WTF? They seriously want me to run that long" but once you get through 4 and 5, you'll know deep down that you can do the whole thing.

Having finished it in Spetember, I'm now doing 5K at least twice a week and will be moving towards 10K next. 

Best of luck!

Some of my running friends said they had issues with week 6 as well. Also, awesome job on 5ks now and good luck on the 10k! Those still look scary. :)

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Hey Jonsey!  Subbing in to watch your progress.  I have a great feeling about you absolutely destroying this challenge... :)

 

I have a strong feeling I'm going to discover my special beast mode this challenge.  :tyrannosaurus:   

 

Nice set of goals you got there! Best of luck to you and let's kick this challenge's backside :D

 

Thank you. :) I'm excited for Monday to come. Who would have thought, LOL. 

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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3. Fitness : Might - 2-3 Strength sessions (Possible days T - Th - S/S)
GRADE: A:3 - B:2 - C:1 - F:0 (per week)
WORTH: +3 STR


For this challenge and for this goal I made Exercise cups, shown below. I enjoyed doing the Body Weight Workout but the same exercises over and over began to bore me and I had no motivation to do it. My hope is that if I don't know what exercise I'll be doing, I'll have more fun working out. I've added in Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced exercises as well as 3-4 multiple level sticks (Blogilates, Sparkpeople resistance bands workout & Jillian Michaels DVD). On each of my strength days I will pick 5 sticks and do the reps indicated on the sticks. Each stick is a little different so the reps are just the suggested amount. This will end up a little like the Angry Birds workout depending on which sticks I get. Once I use a stick it does into the DONE cup. There are about 34 exercises in there.

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Previous Challenges: 2020: 1.20  - 2019: 1.19 l 2.19

2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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  :) I'm excited for Monday to come. Who would have thought, LOL. 

 

NF 6 week challenges: the only reason, ever to be excited for Mondays.

 

3. Fitness : Might - 2-3 Strength sessions (Possible days T - Th - S/S)

GRADE: A:3 - B:2 - C:1 - F:0 (per week)

WORTH: +3 STR

For this challenge and for this goal I made Exercise cups, shown below. I enjoyed doing the Body Weight Workout but the same exercises over and over began to bore me and I had no motivation to do it. My hope is that if I don't know what exercise I'll be doing, I'll have more fun working out. I've added in Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced exercises as well as 3-4 multiple level sticks (Blogilates, Sparkpeople resistance bands workout & Jillian Michaels DVD). On each of my strength days I will pick 5 sticks and do the reps indicated on the sticks. Each stick is a little different so the reps are just the suggested amount. This will end up a little like the Angry Birds workout depending on which sticks I get. Once I use a stick it does into the DONE cup. There are about 34 exercises in there.

 

That is so cool!  I love your cups idea and am stowing it away in the recesses of my mind for future challenges.

 

Here's to Mondays and super beast mode.  Go!

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3. Fitness : Might - 2-3 Strength sessions (Possible days T - Th - S/S)GRADE: A:3 - B:2 - C:1 - F:0 (per week)

WORTH: +3 STR

For this challenge and for this goal I made Exercise cups, shown below. I enjoyed doing the Body Weight Workout but the same exercises over and over began to bore me and I had no motivation to do it. My hope is that if I don't know what exercise I'll be doing, I'll have more fun working out. I've added in Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced exercises as well as 3-4 multiple level sticks (Blogilates, Sparkpeople resistance bands workout & Jillian Michaels DVD). On each of my strength days I will pick 5 sticks and do the reps indicated on the sticks. Each stick is a little different so the reps are just the suggested amount. This will end up a little like the Angry Birds workout depending on which sticks I get. Once I use a stick it does into the DONE cup. There are about 34 exercises in there.

Love your sticks! I do that with my house chores. Choose two sticks every day which has to be done before I'm allowed to do anything else when I get home. It's easier than doing it all on one day and wasting my weekends :)

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NF 6 week challenges: the only reason, ever to be excited for Mondays.

HAHA So true. Thanks NF!

 

Love your sticks! I do that with my house chores. Choose two sticks every day which has to be done before I'm allowed to do anything else when I get home. It's easier than doing it all on one day and wasting my weekends :)

Omg I never thought of that. I might have to do that as well. I do have 160ish sticks left. :)

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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PLAN FOR WEEK 1
 
Monday - C25K Week 3 - Workout 1 & Light Yoga (5 poses w/ 20 sec planks in between)

Tuesday - 5 Sticks from Workout cups & 5 min Deep breathing / Meditation
Wednesday - C25K Week 3 - Workout 2 & Light Yoga (5 poses w/ 20 sec planks in between)
Thursday - 5 Sticks from Workout cups & Yoga DVD
Friday - C25K Week 3 - Workout 2 & Light Yoga (5 poses w/ 20 sec planks in between)
Saturday - 5 Sticks from Workout cups & Yoga DVD
Sunday - 5 min Deep breathing / Meditation (Rest Day)

 

DAILY CLEANING 10 MINS

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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This is really cool Jonesy. Crafty, quite crafty. Subbed.

3. Fitness : Might - 2-3 Strength sessions (Possible days T - Th - S/S)

GRADE: A:3 - B:2 - C:1 - F:0 (per week)

WORTH: +3 STR

For this challenge and for this goal I made Exercise cups, shown below. I enjoyed doing the Body Weight Workout but the same exercises over and over began to bore me and I had no motivation to do it. My hope is that if I don't know what exercise I'll be doing, I'll have more fun working out. I've added in Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced exercises as well as 3-4 multiple level sticks (Blogilates, Sparkpeople resistance bands workout & Jillian Michaels DVD). On each of my strength days I will pick 5 sticks and do the reps indicated on the sticks. Each stick is a little different so the reps are just the suggested amount. This will end up a little like the Angry Birds workout depending on which sticks I get. Once I use a stick it does into the DONE cup. There are about 34 exercises in there.

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Dex: 3 WIS: 6.5

STA: 4 CHA: 3

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H is right. Mondays are bad. But I usually find that the first 5 days after the weekend are always pretty terrible.

Cool idea with the sticks Jonsey, very crafty. Subbed.

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Str: 10.5 Con: 6.5

Dex: 3 WIS: 6.5

STA: 4 CHA: 3

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What a way to exist.†– Neale Donald Walsch

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Thank guys!

I did Week 3 workout 2 today and was struggling on the last 3 min run. I think I'll do week 3 again to start the challenge off.

 

Trolling, obviously....but that's a great idea.  If you find that you're struggling with a week, it's okay to drop back for a day or so, or keep on the same week until it's easier.  Good luck this challenge!

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H is right. Mondays are bad. But I usually find that the first 5 days after the weekend are always pretty terrible.

Cool idea with the sticks Jonsey, very crafty. Subbed.

WTB more weekends IMO. :) Thanks! I need something to keep me surprised when it comes to strength work outs. Now all I need to do is get my pull up bar put up.  

 

Trolling, obviously....but that's a great idea.  If you find that you're struggling with a week, it's okay to drop back for a day or so, or keep on the same week until it's easier.  Good luck this challenge!

I also feel that since I started late last week that I should have to do a full week of week 3. :)

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

2012: 1 2013: 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7 l 8 2014: 9 l 10 l Not Done Yet l Time to Conquer l  Conquering 

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Looks great to me.,.we are both working on our flexibility! 

 

If you don't see any results on the flexibility, you might consider seeing a D.O. (doctor of osteopathy). They are somewhat simiIar to chiropractors, but do more gentle adjustments. At 20 years old, I had never been able to touch my toes from standing and thought I just wasn't "built" for it. I mentioned this to my D.O. the first time I went in, and it turned out my sacrum (the bone at the base of my spine) was "stuck" because I had weak hip/butt muscles.

 

He adjusted it and I was able to INSTANTLY put both my palms flat on the floor...for someone who had never been able to get her fingertips to the ground I was amazed! 

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