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So this will be challenge 2 for me.  The first challenge went well as far as my goals and grading, but I failed to complete my main quest, so I return here, efforts renewed, to accomplish the same quest.  My strategy will be to shame and ridicule my goals into submission with an inappropriate number of antiquated curses, a la Jesse Pinkman.  So, it’s like yo, here we go, round 2….

 

Main Quest

 

Weigh ~ 185lbs and Have Body Fat of ~20-25% (Ultimate Goal ~170lbs and 15% Body Fat)

I have three different measurements, none agree (see below), and I am not overly confident in my use of calipers, so thus the approximations.  This, I guess, is more of an “I will know it when I see it†sort of goal.  I would like all my measurement techniques to register something below 25%, and understand this may take a few challenges.

 

Goal 1 = forkboy wants to be a dull boy—workout bitches!
 

·       3 days of strength and 3 days of cardio.  1 day of strength will be bodyweight and two days working with barbells at the gym.  I am focusing on full-body movements (squats, dead lifts, etc.), with 4 sets and 5-10 reps per set when using barbells.  I will vary my routines to keep it interesting.  The 3 days of cardio will involve sprinting, running, and jogging.
 

Goal 1 Evaluation

 

A = 6/6, As planned 
F = Anything else

Edit--This was stupid as it was a weekly eval.  Daily eval is 1 point for workout 0 points for no workouts, cumulative grading explained below.
3 Strength, 1 Dexterity and 2 Stamina points up for grabs

 

Goal 2 = forkboy needs, loves, wants DATA—record it bitches!
 

·       All food, measurements and workouts logged 

o   Food will be on myfitnesspal, with more brief summaries on challenge thread

o   Workouts will be on fitocracy, with more brief summaries on challenge thread

o   Measurements will be in spreadsheets, with more brief summaries on challenge thread (weekly)

§  Measurements will include tape, scale, caliper (7 point), scale BF measurement, and electronic BF measurements

 

Goal 2 Evaluation

 

A = 7/7, As planned

F = Anything else

Edit--This was stupid as it was a weekly eval.  Daily eval is 1 point for recording 0 points for missing any recordings, cumulative grading explained below.

3 Wisdom points up for grabs

 

 

Goal 3 = forkboy needs to fuel properly—basic “modified primalâ€continues (i.e. just eat healthy shit man) but with some macro-level adjustments (plus some new restrictions)…bitches?
 

·       Meats, veggies and fruits, no cheat days or meals unless planned for and posted to thread two weeks prior and for good cause.  A birthday might be an example of a potential exception that would be planned.  I will have moderate red wine and spirits, chocolate, potatoes, and add back legumes and will also rely on protein and other supplements (thus “modified primalâ€).

·       No alcohol at home.  If I imbibe it is to be in moderation and out at a restaurant or at a friend’s, i.e. limit the “routine red wine.† Substitute?  Yummy tea.

·       Macro nutrient sub-goals:  1,800 calories/day, 1,500 on rest day.  carbs 160g, protein 180g, and fat 50g, when I put this in myfitnesspal it comes up to 35% carbs, 40% protein, 25% fat.  Special shout out to Donar for helping me craft.  I will stick to for first 4 weeks and then adjust as necessary.  I will use some powder supplements to help fill gaps in macro content as needed.  Missing these goals will not mean I miss points if I am not eating processed sugars/refined crap in my diet; rather they are more to tie into the Goal #2, i.e. feedback loop.

 

Goal 3 Evaluation

 

A = 7/7, As planned

B = 6/7, mess up on one a meal or snack during the week or drink at home

F = 5 or less

Edit--This was stupid as it was a weekly eval.  Daily eval is 1 point for clean eating 0 points for any cheats whatsover, cumulative grading explained below.
2 Charisma (80% of weight loss and improved appearance is diet right?) and 1 Constitution point up for grabs

 

Diet/Fitness Side Quest = forkboy runs through pumpkin patches—have fun bitches!

 

·       Run 5k on October 13th.  Mostly for fun, but my goal will be 10 minute miles, so finishing in less than 31 minutes (no impact on grading, however).  I will use my running days to prepare for the race.

 

 Diet/Fitness Side Quest Evalution

 

A = Completed

F = Not Completed

1 Dexterity point up for grabs

 

Life Side Quest = forkboy needs peace and calm—organize it bitches!  (a.k.a. a clean home?!)
 

·       Daily chore list for all members of the family.  Have done this in the past and it worked like a dream.

·       10 minutes each day focusing on one disorganized space, assessing, clearing cluttering, or implementing new approaches.

·       Garage organized enough by end of challenge to park both cars back in it.
 

 Life Quest Evaluation

 

A = 7/7, As planned (my chores, kids might be harder)

B = 6/7

F = 5 or less

Edit--This was stupid as it was a weekly eval.  Daily eval is 1 point for cleaning and organizing 0 points for not finishing, cumulative grading explained below.

2 Constitution point up for grabs (i.e. peace and calm)

 

Formatting/Tracking Note:

 

For A’s I give myself 1 point for each success, for B’s a .5, and for F’s a 0.  Each goal is noted G1, G2, G3, FQ and LQ.  Each goal has available points per day, week, and a total for the entire challenge.

 

Example--After Day 28 my notation might look like this:

G1—6/6, 6/6, 6/6, 6/6, 0/6, 0/6 = 24/36

G2—7/7, 6/7, 7/7, 5/7, 0/7, 0/7 = 25/42

G3—6/7, 6/7, 7/7, 7/7, 0/7, 0/7 = 26/42

FQ—0/1= 0/1

LQ—7/7, 7/7, 7/7, 7/7, 0/7, 0/7 = 28/42

 

Total points available = 163, Grading is 90% A, 80-89% B, <80% Failure, Experience points will be awarded accordingly.

 

Initial Measurements:
197.2 lbs
Waist (widest point) 41.5
Right Thigh 27.0
Right Bicep 17.0
Chest 43.5
Neck 16.5
Electronic BF 29.0%
Scale BF 26.10%
7 Point Caliper BF 22.95%

 

My motivation is to gain health to help me meet my potential as a husband, father, and general member of my various communities.

 

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Found Ya & Sub'd!!

 

WOOOOOO!!!!! LOVE the intro!!!!

 

Man that got me psyched! :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant: :triumphant:

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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I went by pants/clothes sizes to feel a difference.  Havent weighed myself in months but I know that 2 1/2 sizes down that I'm making progress.  Also, some new clothes is great motivation to keep going.  I never bothered with calipers.  Good luck.

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I went by pants/clothes sizes to feel a difference.  Havent weighed myself in months but I know that 2 1/2 sizes down that I'm making progress.  Also, some new clothes is great motivation to keep going.  I never bothered with calipers.  Good luck.

 

Thanks for the support!  Definitely "clothes feel" is on my list of measures of success.  I have some shirts that I will know I have made progress if they fit well again.

 

Nice goals! You're tougher than I am. Good luck!

 

Thanks Merly!

 

Rawr!  Good Luck, ForkBoy!  :D

 

Ya kiwi!  Thanks for stopping by!  Rawr!

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Lookin' good! Followed you on Fitocracy but your link to MyFitnessPal takes me to a food log not a link I could add you from :(

 

Looking forward to keeping up with you for this challenge.

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Lookin' good! Followed you on Fitocracy but your link to MyFitnessPal takes me to a food log not a link I could add you from :(

 

Looking forward to keeping up with you for this challenge.

 

Not sure what link I would share to follow me on myfitnesspal.  Username is also forkboy.  Sorry.  Thanks for the sub.

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Weekly body-weight workout in.  

 

3 rounds of:

10x one-legged squats (ea leg)

5x kipping pull-ups (very first one was a real pull-up)

25x push-ups

30x jumping lunges

65 sec plank (this is the first time I have completed all 3 rounds without a break, so will up to 70 sec going forward)

30 JJs

 

Monday, oh Monday

 

Let's get after it!

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Weekly body-weight workout in.  

 

3 rounds of:

10x one-legged squats (ea leg)

5x kipping pull-ups (very first one was a real pull-up)

25x push-ups

30x jumping lunges

65 sec plank (this is the first time I have completed all 3 rounds without a break, so will up to 70 sec going forward)

30 JJs

 

Monday, oh Monday

 

Let's get after it!

 

Off to a great start!  Keep up the good work, forks!   :onthego:

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At times, you become almost certain that you slabbed this hillside three days ago, crossed this stream yesterday, clambered over this fallen tree at least twice today already. But most of the time you don’t think. No point. Instead, you exist in a kind of mobile Zen mode, your brain like a balloon tethered with string, accompanying but not actually part of the body below. Walking for hours and miles becomes as automatic, as unremarkable, as breathing. At the end of the day you don’t think, 'Hey, I did sixteen miles today,' any more than you think, 'Hey, I took eight-thousand breaths today.' It’s just what you do.â€

Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods

 

 

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Way to start this challenge forkboy!

 

And excellent on the first pull -up being real, and on the no break planks! Lol, kick butt on those I want to harass Jess when you beat her time, lol! :playful:

 

Have an awesome day!!

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Current Challenge: Guess What??
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Spoiler

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 12th 13th 14th  Battle Log
-We can't always change the things we've done, but we can change what we do next.

-I don't have a choice. I deserve a better life and this is what I have to do to get there.
-Whatever doesn't kill me....Had better start running.

 

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Off to a great start!  Keep up the good work, forks!   :onthego:

 

Thanks Jodi, means a lot, truly, cheers.

 

Rawr!  Monday!  Great job on the 3 rounds!  Keep Going!  Rawr!

 

Rawr!  4 rounds next week!  Rawr!

 

Way to start this challenge forkboy!

 

And excellent on the first pull -up being real, and on the no break planks! Lol, kick butt on those I want to harass Jess when you beat her time, lol! :playful:

 

Have an awesome day!!

 

Jess is just way too far ahead to catch at this point.  My 5 seconds every 3 weeks will be way too slow of a pace I am afraid.  But alas I plug away.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Running in a pumpkin patch sounds awesome!

Best of luck.

 

I'm looking forward to it, been awhile since I have been in a race, so looking forward to a nice cool autumn run with the scarecrows.  Thanks for swinging by man!

 

Good luck with your challenge! Sounds like you are going to be busy with all that exercise, good luck!

 

Thank you good sir, (bows).  My goal is to join the Rangers next round and fit in.  ;)

 

SQUATS. Great start.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  'preciate the support!

 

 

I can't believe I missed your thread man! I'll catch up on it later, just wanted to drop by and apologize for the glaring oversight!

 

No worries.  Lots going on it seems with so many people to follow.  

 

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Yesterday's other goals:

 

Food was Oat, Berry, and Protein smoothie, 4 scrambled eggs (1 reg, 3 whites), lunch was cabbage and sausage with an apple snack, and dinner was chicken and zuccinni, did a snack of protein and gainer combo to round out my macros, 1,802 calories (over 2), 131 carbs (under 27), 45 fat (under 5), 184 protein (over 4), and 35 sugar (not really worried about since almost all my sugar came from berries and an apple can't bring myself to conceive of that as a bad thing).

 

Did my "chores" and my 10 minutes of organizing too.  I think I am going to need to invest in some organizing containers.  My wife has this habit of saving everything from my kids' lives, Halloween costumes, school projects, "art" projects, baby clothes... Getting her to depart with them is not going to happen, so need some tubs I think.

 

Did a 2 mile jaunt this morning 21:45, lots of room for improvement if I am going to make that 5k goal.

 

Very rough start to this morning.  Spilled half my smoothie, will update with food entry tomorrow, spilled it all over my work clothes.  Had an extended argument with my daughter over her clothes.  New chore for her is to pick out her clothes the night before!  She's only 5, yet the drama is kind of amazing to witness.  Shit going down at work... Posted and tracked though so staying on the path.

 

Have a super Tuesday!

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