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Activate Interlocks!  Dynotherms connected!  Infra-cells up!  Mega Thrusters are go!  Let's go Voltron force!

 

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Main Quest:

 

Continuing adventures of training for my Spartan Race.  Last time I slayed the sugar dragon.  Now I need to form Voltron to help slay the Burpee robeast.  In general, I need to lose more weight and get stronger.  My next goal weight is to reach 275lbs. Exercise will help me form Feet and Legs. Then Arms and body. I'll form the head with Tracking and reading.

 

1)  Track Exercise and food intake

It's hard for Pidge to work on Voltron if he doesn't know everything that is going on. Nothing extravagant here.  I just want to make it a habit to track in my daily battle log what I eat, and what exercises I am doing.  I have tried tracking calories or carbs, but that doesn't really work well for me.

 

2)  Workout Everyday

Created a google spreadsheet for my workouts here  :)  Sunday will be my "rest day" but I will still get walking in that day.  (Week 2 add on) Must have at least 3 miles a day in fitbit.(week 3 adjustment.  Workout 4 times, walking everyday.  3 miles at least on workout days, 5 miles on non workout days) 

It's hard working swinging that Blazing Sword. After seeing BlamedCat’s work with the kettlebell, I ordered one. :)  So I will be doing kettlebell, bodyweight and cardio workouts.  Still working out exact details for each workout.  3 workouts plus walking/Sprints.  Workouts will be gear towards getting burpees done.  I can’t do a proper pushup yet, so proper burpees are not there.  But I am going to work on as many aspects at I can.  Squat thrusts, frog jump, jump squats like in this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZQA08SlJnM&feature=youtu.be

 

3)  Intermittent fasting

Going to give this a go.  I want to start with a 16 hour fast, and 8 hour eating window.  After I give this a try I might start moving it to a 18/6.

 

Still eating clean as close to Whole 30/Paleo/Primal type eating.  I am going to allow myself one meal that goes outside of this.  A “cheat†meal I guess.  I don’t have to do the meal, but I can if the situation is needed. I hope this helps me with my weight loss, and helps me get a understanding of my real hunger cycles.

 

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4)  Read a book!

Time to back away from the internet and help broaden my imagination. So I have the first 4 books of the Game of Thrones.  Time to start reading.  First challenge I made myself go to bed early.  The second challenge I have been staying up again much later then I want to.  So this goal will help to correct that again.  I don’t want to say i will read x number of pages or a certain number of books.  It’s been forever since I let myself get wrapped up in a book.  So I think it is time.  The plan is to shut off everything by 11:30pm.  This means no late workouts to go into this time.  I don’t have to be in bed to read, I just have to be off the computer and all other distractions are off.  30 minutes at least every night.  If I get into the books and want to read longer, that is fine.  I just want to make sure I get 30 minutes in at least.   Then hopefully, it will be a easy transition to getting to bed. I'll even say it is a win if I stay up till 2am reading. If I am into the books that much it will be awesome. I'll just have to know to start earlier next time ;)

 

5)  Build towards doing a real good form push up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiFdfDBY77g&feature=youtu.be

I want to work on this every day.  Basically going to try to work on getting my planks up to a minute.  Last I checked I maxed out at 45 seconds.  Also going to try to get a minute of Arm extended planks.  I’ll also work in knee pushups, and try to to extend part way down pushups with holding in place for as long as possible. If I plan on doing good burpees, I am going to need to get good pushups done,

 

Motivation:

 

I made this in photoshop today to hang up by my computer.

Motivationsm.jpg

 

I might alter it a bit more to add more things in it, but for now it is good.

 

I want to be a healthy Dad.  Eventually to lead them both into a better way of living so they don’t have to spend 30 years or more overweight like I did.

 

I finally hit that below 300 mark.  Now the bar goes down to 275.  I will hit that.  unlikely to happen this challenge, but it will happen soon.

 

Measurements:

 

Starting weight 295lbs

Left Bicep - 42.3cm

Right Bicep - 41.2

Left Forearm - 32.5

Right Forearm - 32.7

Chest - 127.8

Waist at belly button - 134.5

Neck - 47.2

Left Thigh - 70.5

Right Thigh - 69.5

Left Calf - 50.2

Right Calf - 47.3

 

Grading:

 

1)  Track Exercise and food intake

A - Tracked it all, nice work!

B - Missed part of a day

C - Missed a whole day

D - More then a day missed

F - Zero tracking!

 

2)  Workout Everyday

A - Got it all in, nice!

B - Had to have a rest day, but did great the others Missed a day of workout/walking

C - Two rest days, not good! Missed more then one day of walking/workout
D - Seems like someone needs to channel beast mode again!
F - No workouts

 

3)  Intermittent fasting

A - Complete IF every day

B - One day messed up

C - Two-Three days messed up
D - Only one day IF completed
F - No days done in IF

 

4)  Read a book!

A - At least 30 minutes done per day

B - Missed one day
C - Missed two days
D - hey, and least you opened the book for a bit
F - No reading

 

5)  Build towards doing a real good form push up.

A - Working hard everyday towards this goal!

B - Missed 1 or 2 days

C - Missed 3 to 4 days
D - Missed 5 or 6 days
F - No work done

 

Each Week Summary:

 

Week 1 Summary A

Week 2 Summary B

Week 3 Summary C

Week 4 Summary D

Week 5 Summary C

Week 6 Summary D

 

Challenge Wrap up!

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Woo, Voltron! Can I be Hunk? Great to see you ready to kick so much butt already Tate!

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Awesome goals Tateman! I'm excited to see how the IF goal goes for you and if you like it. 

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Tate, those are great goals and i know you're going to do wonderfully (as you have been doing so far). 

 

I did mine the other way round - IF first then Whole30.  I can tell you that starting IF was a lot easier than doing Whole30, so you will be just fine.  Training myself only took about a week.  My recommendation is to keep tea, water and other "non calorie" drinks on hand while training.  Your tummy is going to rumble at the times of day that it's used to getting fed, you will find that a glass of water will often help :)

 

Good luck xx

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Great job hitting your first goals and setting your sights on new ones! I look forward to hearing about your success!

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Awesome goals Tateman! I'm excited to see how the IF goal goes for you and if you like it. 

Thanks.  I'm looking forward the trying IF on a consistent basis.

 

Awesome possum, I have Dare to be stupid in to my head now though! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrMbkbTPrPA

 

Looking forward to this challenge, I am sticking about in Adventurers for this challenge as well, just working on my post in another tab :)

Love that movie too :)  I'll be looking for your soon to be posted thread.

 

Good goals mate, hope it goes well.

 

It's always inspiring to see someone a few month (well probably actually a year) ahead of where I am in the cycle succeeding. Gives you hope.

Thanks.  Just keep at it, and you'll be here soon enough :)  

 

Tate, those are great goals and i know you're going to do wonderfully (as you have been doing so far). 

 

I did mine the other way round - IF first then Whole30.  I can tell you that starting IF was a lot easier than doing Whole30, so you will be just fine.  Training myself only took about a week.  My recommendation is to keep tea, water and other "non calorie" drinks on hand while training.  Your tummy is going to rumble at the times of day that it's used to getting fed, you will find that a glass of water will often help :)

 

Good luck xx

I've been testing out IF a little bit the last couple of weeks, and really think I should be able to get it without too much issue.  I haven't decided if I am going to grab any BCAA yet though.  I usually have my water close at hand with me.  I'm hoping it won't be long before it works out well.  I need to make sure to get in the workouts like I want too.

 

Great job hitting your first goals and setting your sights on new ones! I look forward to hearing about your success!

Thanks.  I am looking forward to this challenge and seeing how everyone else does too.  Just got to keep rolling the momentum into each week. :)

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Thanks guys.  Rogue, you can be Hunk for sure.  I call Keith.  I always loved playing Black Lion :D

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Awesome goals!! I love the motivational gif too :) You always come up with great stuff!! IF can do wonders for some people...I'm interested to see what you think.

I decided against the Whole30 this challenge, because I got a job and dont want to change what's working well dietwise during that big of a life change.....but it's there, waiting...taunting me! lol

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Awesome goals, and I love your motivational poster! :D

Thanks :)  It's pretty much everything wrapped up into one picture.  Just add in my wife and I'd have the whole family :)

 

Great approach.  Love the thread intro.  Good luck man!

I appreciate it, thanks.  Getting fired up to start!

 

Your goals look great.  Here's to a kick Ass Challenge #3!!

I am hoping to really kick this challenges ass ;)

 

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Awesome goals!! I love the motivational gif too :) You always come up with great stuff!! IF can do wonders for some people...I'm interested to see what you think.

I decided against the Whole30 this challenge, because I got a job and dont want to change what's working well dietwise during that big of a life change.....but it's there, waiting...taunting me! lol

Probably a good idea, and grats on the job :)

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Welcome back for Round 3, Tateman!  I think of you every time I see cauliflower at the store.  I started a group called "strength in numbers" for people who value daily posting and interaction, as well as feedback from team members.  I hope you will join it.

Awesome :D  I was actually looking up some other cauliflower mash recipes.  http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1657598867/best-make-ahead-side-garlic-cauliflower-mashed  I might have to try that one soon.

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Awesome :D  I was actually looking up some other cauliflower mash recipes.  http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1657598867/best-make-ahead-side-garlic-cauliflower-mashed  I might have to try that one soon.

 

Aaaand I need to try this. Girlfriend always wants mashed potatoes, I'll give this a shot and see what she thinks.

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Awesome :D  I was actually looking up some other cauliflower mash recipes.  http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1657598867/best-make-ahead-side-garlic-cauliflower-mashed  I might have to try that one soon.

I'm totally trying this.  I've got a head of cauliflower at home just waiting to get smashed.  Thanks for the idea.

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If done right it's the nommiest thing ever!  I stopped eating mashed potatoes last year when i discovered this. Now i even do fancy schmancy mash cauliflower concoctions (like turning it into an alfredo sauce or adding mashed carrots to it). Nom nom nom!

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If done right it's the nommiest thing ever!  I stopped eating mashed potatoes last year when i discovered this. Now i even do fancy schmancy mash cauliflower concoctions (like turning it into an alfredo sauce or adding mashed carrots to it). Nom nom nom!

I tried the alfredo trick in hopes of getting my daughter to eat some more vegg when she was 2.  Unfortunately she was anti-sauce of any kind.  Now though her favorite veggies are steamed broccoli and cauliflower!!

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Tateman that is the best theme I've ever seen. I can't wait to see what new weirdly textured vegetables await you this challenge :-P

:D  I was almost tempted to make a side quest to "make something new each week"  I think i will still try to do it somewhat.  Like I want to make some kale chips.  I've heard they are awesome.

 

Aaaand I need to try this. Girlfriend always wants mashed potatoes, I'll give this a shot and see what she thinks.

I tried one my first challenge, and it was really good tasting.  My wife made them liek regular mashed potatoes pretty much.  The only isse I has was that she didn't care to grind them up enough, so it seemed to be a little like oatmeal texture wise.  I still ate them all.

 

I'm totally trying this.  I've got a head of cauliflower at home just waiting to get smashed.  Thanks for the idea.

No problem.  I hope to really be finding more and more things to make.  Especially reading through everyone else's threads :)

 

If done right it's the nommiest thing ever!  I stopped eating mashed potatoes last year when i discovered this. Now i even do fancy schmancy mash cauliflower concoctions (like turning it into an alfredo sauce or adding mashed carrots to it). Nom nom nom!

I may give something like this a try too :)

 

I tried the alfredo trick in hopes of getting my daughter to eat some more vegg when she was 2.  Unfortunately she was anti-sauce of any kind.  Now though her favorite veggies are steamed broccoli and cauliflower!!

Good alternative ;)  I still haven't been able to like eating steamed vegetables yet.  Oven roasted is still the best for me so far.

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Now that I'm stalking you... kudos on the goals man!  I'm excited to see you dominate and all.  You're gonna be one of the fittest dads on your block in no time :)

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