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Kai Ironsport and the Energy-Sucking Stone of Doom (repost)

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OMG, this challenge has been rough for the last two weeks.  On Aug. 6th, I suffered a minor overtraining injury to my chest from too many upper body injuries.  Since then, I took a week off from strength training and now am starting up again.  On Aug. 11th, I ran the Twilight Trot 10k, a hilly race, and suffered more from the overtraining.  I actually ran the race 5 minutes slower than I had on a relaxed training run the week before.  I spent the 12th through the 16th, recuperating.  My job got hectic and I wasn’t able to get any time in on the forum.  This past Friday, I finally thought I’d be able to update my progress, but I came home to a very sick dog.  He ended up in the dog hospital for 2 nights with pancreatitis and I am paying off a $2145 vet bill.  Last night, I got sick to my stomach in the middle of the night.

Phew!  All that being said, I am having some success in my challenge.

Weight: 162.8 lbs →159.4 lbs. | BF%: 33.5% (obese) →31.2% (acceptable)

BMI 28.3→27.9 | Overweight 20.3 lbs →16.9 lbs.

Neck: 14.125" â†’14†| Chest: 39.5" â†’? | Waist: 33" →32†| Hips: 39.5" â†’38.5†|

Bicep (L): 13†→? | Bicep(R): 13†→? | Thigh (L): 25.25†→? | Thigh (R): 25.5†→24.5â€

 

http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html

Here are my goals:

  1. I will stay within 100 calories of my daily budget daily (42 possible) – right now I am 13/22 or 59.1%
  2. Do bodyweight exercises (Scooby pull-ups/dead-hangs & 100 push-up & 200 sit-up Gorilla workouts) 5X/week (30 possible)   -  right I’m 10/15 or 66.67%
  3. Run 6X/week (36 possible) – I’m 16/19 or 84.21%
  4. One life related side quest:  Write 3 gratitudes a night – this is going very badly.  I need to develop a better strategy to incorporate this.  I’m 2/22 or 9.09%

Hopefully, I will be able to get back on track this week.  I feel pretty good about myself because I keep adjusting to circumstances and have not given up.

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Nice.  Just be sure not to overtrain!   =-(

I'm working out 25 - 50minutes 5 days a week and I train each bodypart directly once per week.  Do not underestimate the importance of recovery.  Consider that exercise breaks the body down and it is the 'supercompensation' that causes one to gain more lean bodymass.  The building back or 'rest' time is what builds the muscle, not the weight training.

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kmonaghan- Those are some seriously awesome results despite the challenges you have been experiencing. You are inspiring!

 

Keep going, you're gonna have this conquered! :peaceful:

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Yay for adjusting to circumstances!  These six-week challenges can be deceiving in some ways because it feels like if we don't meet our goals for a few weeks, that's failure (well, I should speak for myself only -- I feel that way at times!).  But that's BS, of course.  If you haven't given up, you haven't failed -- you are still at it, and next week will be better, and the week after that better still.  :)

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OK, I don’t know how I missed this but 8/19/2013 was the 5 year anniversary of quitting smoking!  That’s huge!  Looking back, on that day in 2008, I was 8.5 pounds heavier than I am today and had only been running for one month.  My data for that month showed that I was running at a pace 4 minutes slower than I run today and my longest run for the entire month was 3 miles.  Now I run 3 miles or more DAILY, with a minimum long run distance of 6-8 miles.  Since then I have completed a marathon and 93 different races! 

 

This was a good reality check for when I feel like I haven’t made any progress.

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Progress is always moving us in a positive direction no matter where it is but, sometimes we get so focused on a certain area that we miss the others.

 

That is awesome! You should be so proud of yourself!! :peaceful:

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OK, I don’t know how I missed this but 8/19/2013 was the 5 year anniversary of quitting smoking!  That’s huge!  Looking back, on that day in 2008, I was 8.5 pounds heavier than I am today and had only been running for one month.  My data for that month showed that I was running at a pace 4 minutes slower than I run today and my longest run for the entire month was 3 miles.  Now I run 3 miles or more DAILY, with a minimum long run distance of 6-8 miles.  Since then I have completed a marathon and 93 different races! 

 

This was a good reality check for when I feel like I haven’t made any progress.

Awesome!  This is why it is always good to track progress with hard evidence!  I'm looking forward to my post challenge photo!!

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Hey there!!

 

Wanting to send warm wishes your way and hope all is well!

 

This challenge is almost over, looking forward to your check in!!! :love_heart:

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By now, everyone else has posted their results and started their new challenge.  Nothing incredibly terrible has befallen me—my boss just suddenly gave me stuff to do.  A lot of stuff!  I will be travelling for the next 2 months 3-4 days a week.  My partner’s schedule changed as well, and we had several family events.  So nothing really happened, except life. 

Well…I should have failed in the challenge, right?  Wrong!  I dropped 5 pounds or so in 6 weeks and got to within .2% of my goal body fat percentage. So…I succeeded but didn’t have time to post.  I’m going to skip the next challenge, simply because I don’t have time to participate, just lurk!

One thing I did fail at:  My gratitudes. I only wrote them twice!

 

   

Goal 1:  EAT!

Goal 2:  PULL!

Goal 3:  RUN!

Life Goal:  Gratitudes

 

Subtotals

23

18

29

2

 

Total possible

42

30

36

42

 

Percentage attained

54.8%

60.0%

80.6%

4.8%

 

Here’s where I am now:

 

Body Mass Index:  

27.6  kg/m2

Waist-to-Height ratio:  

0.50

Percent Body Fat:  

31.2%

Lean Body Mass:  

108.8 lb

You are overweight by 7.1 kilograms (15.7 pounds)
Minimum caloric requirements: 1771 Calories per day
Limit your food intake to 1505 calories per day to lose 2.0 pounds per month.
Your diet should contain at least 71 grams of protein per day.

http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html

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