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First workout of the Challenge was as follows:

 

Bench press: 4 sets of 25/25 (oly bar - so 90Lbs total lift weight), 10 reps each

Chest cable flys: 3 sets @ 60Lbs, first reps I managed 10 reps but the last one I only squeezed out 8, so I dropped the weight on the last set to 50 Lbs and cranked out 10 there

Bent-over rows: 4 sets @ 20/30/40/40Lbs, and even though my tri's were burning by the last set, I think I need to start at 50Lbs in order to make this exercise worthwhile

Overhead tricep extensions (cable): 4 sets @ 30/20/25/25Lbs - again, I'm still trying to find a good weight for this. 25Lbs was the closest I came, so I'll probably keep that and work up.

Dips: 4 sets of 95Lbs on the counterweight machine

Cardio: 2mi @ a 10 min pace, walked a lap (1/4mi, so it was about a 5 min break), then finished up my 3rd mile, again @ a 10 min pace. Cooled down with another 1/4mi lap (10 min)

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Sounds like everyone is doing great. I almost slipped last night and ate a bunch of Starburst Candy corn, and when I mean a bunch I mean the whole bag. I had to try a few, man those are awesome. 

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Sounds like everyone is doing great. I almost slipped last night and ate a bunch of Starburst Candy corn, and when I mean a bunch I mean the whole bag. I had to try a few, man those are awesome. 

Well, its okay to live a little! Congrats on having the self control to only have a few :)

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Yup, I do indeed use facebook :)

 

Everyone seems to be starting out good.  We need to keep it going everyone.  I know in my past 2 challenges, it seems like people start getting discouraged or something close to week 3.  We just all need to keep things rolling, and pick each other up to finish this challenge strong! :)

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Yup, I do indeed use facebook :)

 

Everyone seems to be starting out good.  We need to keep it going everyone.  I know in my past 2 challenges, it seems like people start getting discouraged or something close to week 3.  We just all need to keep things rolling, and pick each other up to finish this challenge strong! :)

Agreed!! If anyone needs some motivation throughout the challenge I am more than willing to offer some to you!! Just let me know!! 

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Okay I have read some of the posts in the group I'm in but I'm confused.  It says to up day there and our challenge thread weekly and I'm not sure what I am suppose to update it with.  confused.png

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Okay I have read some of the posts in the group I'm in but I'm confused.  It says to up day there and our challenge thread weekly and I'm not sure what I am suppose to update it with.  confused.png

You can write whatever you want and as often as you want! As example you can write down how your workout was, if you go outside for your walk and how long you walk or what you have eaten.

 

 

Lupus: I have a facebook account too.

 

Did my first workout this challange and feeling good.

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ok, update time!  JessFit, I can't find your challenge thread, do you mind posting the link here?

 

The very first post of this thread has EVERYONE'S  (sans JessFit for now) challenge thread. (I think. let me know if your isn't.)  There's no real rules to this.  Update your challenges, follow each other, offer words of badassery and encouragement, and keep on rocking with your challenges.  If you have questions then post them in your thread and on here if you want to we can help each other out.

 

Melkilkate- You just update with whatever progress or troubles you have been having.  Do a great workout?  Tell us about it!  did you have a road-bump with some food at work?  Let us know!  Having trouble with what workout to do or just want to know more about something?  Ask!

 

Also- if anyone wants to make an official facebook- that's totally up to you guys.  I don't use facebook so I won't be the one that would make the group.  If you do, just post the link here.

 

as for iirc, I never used that either.  Whatever you guys are up for and whatever keeps motivation going for all of us is GREAT

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Ugh, apartment troubles! Apparently something happened to the water lines, and my kitchen sink got clogged from the backwash - and then it kept slowly filling up! I spent the morning bucketing water out of the kitchen with a plastic mixing bowl and waddling it down the hall to my toilet. X-D It was lunch time before the maintenance guy finally showed up! Thankfully, everything is back to normal now. And on the plus side, I managed to clean up a bit around the apt (since I already had to clean up the mess I made with transporting the water).

 

I didn't fast today over lunch like I usually do, and chose instead to go out for Mexican with my fiance'. We rarely get to see each other throughout the day, so when our schedules sync we try to take advantage of it. I feel horribly bloated, but it was worth missing a grading point to see him. ^_^

 

Just need to remember to meditate and stretch today! I totally forgot yesterday, so I'm down two points already. EEP! :nightmare:

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Ugh, apartment troubles! Apparently something happened to the water lines, and my kitchen sink got clogged from the backwash - and then it kept slowly filling up! I spent the morning bucketing water out of the kitchen with a plastic mixing bowl and waddling it down the hall to my toilet. X-D It was lunch time before the maintenance guy finally showed up! Thankfully, everything is back to normal now. And on the plus side, I managed to clean up a bit around the apt (since I already had to clean up the mess I made with transporting the water).

 

Hey, it's a good workout!

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What stretching are you guys doing. That is one piece that I need to add in.

 

I do this, pretty basic, yoga routine before my workout, going through it progressively faster it up my heart rate as I go. it's easy, so good for beginners too.

 

http://vimeo.com/8045412

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Hey, it's a good workout!

 

LOL Good point! And so was all the cleaning up after. :P

 

 

What stretching are you guys doing. That is one piece that I need to add in.

 

Well, I haven't been (as of yesterday, when I was supposed to start, dammit!) but when I do (as I will do today, dammit!) I usually focus a lot of my hamstrings & quads, and on my shoulders (both of which are painfully impinged, I have learned). But you can google for stretches for just about any particular area you feel tight in.

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I immediately thought that it was a good workout too haha.  Good to hear it's all fixed up.

 

I'm going to hit up my workout tonight after my Raid in WoW tonight.  I really need to get better at finishing them in the mornings.  I like getting it over and done with :)

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I immediately thought that it was a good workout too haha.  Good to hear it's all fixed up.

 

I'm going to hit up my workout tonight after my Raid in WoW tonight.  I really need to get better at finishing them in the mornings.  I like getting it over and done with :)

World of Dailycraft :D I used to raid, but I have managed to stray away from WoW... what class and server?

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fansdfaeasdlvj I can't stand WoW anymore. I played a Hunter from Vanilla to Pandaria and they've completely ruined the game for me...

 

Sorry, I recently convinced my girlfriend to quit playing as well, it's kind of a rant for me. Blizzard is worthless.

 

Seriously though, if you still get enjoyment out of the game awesome, it can be a lot of fun.

 

I played on... Chromaggus, Blackrock and like three other serves (my guild liked switching services for some reason). But mostly those two. (Horde)

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fansdfaeasdlvj I can't stand WoW anymore. I played a Hunter from Vanilla to Pandaria and they've completely ruined the game for me...

 

Sorry, I recently convinced my girlfriend to quit playing as well, it's kind of a rant for me. Blizzard is worthless.

 

Seriously though, if you still get enjoyment out of the game awesome, it can be a lot of fun.

Yeah, I kinda lost interest in it and decided that I would rather spend 6+ hours of my week doing other things... maybe even OUTSIDE things ;)

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I still play WoW actually about to log in on Thorium Brotherhood. I don't raid anymore I raided Vanila to Wrath then got completely burned out and quit for 3 years. Came back this time last year and play a few hours here and there. Not every day like I used too. The people I am friends with are what make the game for me. If they where not there I would have quit again a long time ago.

 

Just finished my intervals, pull ups, and stretching. I added pull ups to the daily routine as I thought I needed more upper body.  

 

When I first started this I was soar immediately after my work out and it continued for at least 8 hours. Now after about 2 weeks of working out. I can feel my muscles but they are not soar and I am back to normal in 30 min or less. I feel I am pushing my self hard as I am barely finishing my last set.

 

Is this Normal?

Do I need to be doing more?

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Ive never liked WoW - im more EvE, if it wasnt so complex...

wstallone - no pain no gain, dude.Do what Muhammad Ali did - only start counting when it hurts, coz then you're hurting anyway and you may as well get some reward from it.

Add weights to yor pullups. With the intervals, stop and do some bodyweight stuff during your 'slow' sections.

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