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Heh heh see what I did there with cut, I kill myself.

 

Hello rangers, just joining the club after finishing up my first challenge which was relatively successful but I still have a way to go. 

 

So currently my main aim is going to be reducing body fat. which will involve further cleaning up of my diet as the number one sticking point. From the last challenge I've picked out some weak points I'm going to try tackle. I'm currently on an oil rig in the north sea as part of work which has me doing a lot of travel. This tends to be one of my harder times as it upsets my lovely routines  :tongue: . I tend to take a few days to get back into the rythm of being healthy. It comes in two forms too. When I go away and have to eat out all the time I am very poor at making the right choices, especially in company as I dont want too seem as weird as I am really. I need to get into the habit of making these right decisions all the time and be even better by ensuring any salad dressings come on the side. The other tough time is coming back to a house with no food and being tired and just plain lazy I go for convenient options that are just no good. So I'm going to try get some help here staying accountable. This is going to be my most important goal.

 

I'm much better at going exercising even while travelling but there are some neglected areas I want to start improving. I'm not looking for any strength gains really just want to keep going and make sure I'm getting some well rounded workouts in. So I want to make sure and do some core work daily to try improve this as my weak point even days I'm not exercising to just do some planking to try build it up. My problem here is after hurting my back last challenge I was told by the doctor it was nothing and would be better within the week which hasn't happened. Coming up on 5 weeks now and pretty much the same, leg raises really hurt it so as soon as I'm back from the rig I'll be going back to my doctor and an osteopath because I can't trust that doctor too much now.

 

I'm afraid your going to have to wait a little bit for my stats since again I need to come back from the rig (starting to see a trend here) I will take note of everything as soon as I'm back and work from there then.

 

Life Goal: So my current long term aim is going to be to reduce my bodyfat percentage below 12 and then work from there. I will probably try to bulk after I make it here but I dont know how long this will take.

 

Challenge Goals:

 

Healthy Cutting: So I'm aiming to reduce my body fat as my primary goal and this is mainly done in the kitchen so that's where I'm going to start. So this time round I need to improve when eating out, drink less and start actually measuring and tracking what I eat just for portion control. I'm pretty bad at that I probably eat two portions of everything I eat at the moment. So to clarify:

1. Make healthy choices eating out and update here for each meal eating out. (+1 CHA, +1 WIS)

2. No drinking other than planned nights out and no chipper food after drinking. (+1 CHA)

3. Portion control. I will actually measure out correct portions for my home cooked meals and get more containers to do this better. (+1 WIS)

 

The core rules: I wanted to add this as I feel I neglect my core work and want to get into a habit of doing this more regularly. So for this challenge I am going to do some core work every day for this challenge as it doesn't require much time or space to plank every day.

1. Work on holding a plank every day and keeping track of time held (also side plank on both sides) (+1 Dex)

2. Add extra core section to every workout done on top of the planks. (+1 CON)

 

Keep Pushing Forward: Here I am just going to continue working towards 5 days a week exercising with a focus on strength training with less cardio. I was only ok at this last challenge so I'm going to push on from here:

1. 3 strength\crossfit days per week. This will depend on what comes from checking up on my back as to what exactly I do. (+1 STR)

2. 2 cardio sessions a week. One will definitely be running and the other one I will try mix things up a bit. (+1 STA)

3. Fixing my back. (+1 DEX, +1 CON)

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So I suppose I'll use this post for my weekly updates and such.

 

I have a beginning weight of 79kg from the gym last night but will probably work more from my scales at home when I get back. I'll be back in Ireland on the Friday the 13th  :o hopefully and get a massive update then over the weekend. Watch this space.

 

First measurements:

Weight:     78.3kg

Body fat:   16.7%

Chest:       36.5"/92.5cm

Waist:       33"/84cm

Bicep:       14"/35.5cm

Thigh:        22"/56cm

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Great goals!  

 

Make sure to take care of that back, you need it and it would be shitty if you wrecked it even further.  But you know this already because you are awesome!  

 

I am currently doing a 30 day Spartan Abs Challenge so it's core day every day until the end of June for me.  I will definitely be checking in to see that you are working hard on your goals every day too. :)

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Thanks for dropping in guy's. It's the start of the challenge so I'm starting as I mean to go on. I did my planks this morning and after trying a few other moves the last few days I found out just where my back is letting me down. I can't do anything that involves raising my legs while keeping my top half still without a pretty harsh strain on my back so I'll be working around that for now.

Just for the start of the quest I need a proper starting point so fair warning of gratuitous bed head!

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Following along buddy!

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Ya got a strength day in today and in under the calories so a good start.

All dumbells so here it is weight is for one

5x5 seated ohp 12.5kg

5x5 bicep curls 12.5

5x5 lunges 12.5 (per leg)

5x5 bench 15kg

5x5 rows 15kg

5x5 squat 22.5kg

3x15 sit ups

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Great first day so far!

 

Hopefully knowing a little more about the back hurt will help you get it fixed faster.  

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Totally off topic but your workout post made me realize how "messed up" the wiring in my brain is.  I work in a lab and use the Metric system to measure everything but when I'm home weighing myself or lifting it's all about the lbs!  Gotta work on my conversions (haha).

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I see what you did there....

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Challenge Goals:

 

Healthy Cutting: So I'm aiming to reduce my body fat as my primary goal and this is mainly done in the kitchen so that's where I'm going to start. So this time round I need to improve when eating out, drink less and start actually measuring and tracking what I eat just for portion control. I'm pretty bad at that I probably eat two portions of everything I eat at the moment. So to clarify:

1. Make healthy choices eating out and update here for each meal eating out. (+1 CHA, +1 WIS)

2. No drinking other than planned nights out and no chipper food after drinking. (+1 CHA)

3. Portion control. I will actually measure out correct portions for my home cooked meals and get more containers to do this better. (+1 WIS)

 

 

Portion control - it's hard. It's probably the hardest thing for me.

The nemesis is the lunch. It's sort of "all you can eat" at the office so it's so easy to overeat.

 

Good luck with your challenge!

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Totally off topic but your workout post made me realize how "messed up" the wiring in my brain is. I work in a lab and use the Metric system to measure everything but when I'm home weighing myself or lifting it's all about the lbs! Gotta work on my conversions (haha).

Ha ya were almost all metric in Ireland now the two exceptions being weight usually in stone and distance for those of us who learned to drive in miles

Portion control - it's hard. It's probably the hardest thing for me.

The nemesis is the lunch. It's sort of "all you can eat" at the office so it's so easy to overeat.

Good luck with your challenge!

Ya I've been realising I suck at this and it is tough but I think by just putting in the time

With the back pain (after you give it a bit of a rest), could you try raising one leg at a time while you build strength? You could focus on keeping your hlps tilted (so your lower back maintains contact with the floor) while you raise the leg.

I think I'll try this and let you know how it goes.

Thanks guy's.

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Intro: And Breath.. Challenges: #1,#2,#3(FAIL),#4


You don't drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying there.

-Edwin Louis Cole

 

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Totally off topic but your workout post made me realize how "messed up" the wiring in my brain is.  I work in a lab and use the Metric system to measure everything but when I'm home weighing myself or lifting it's all about the lbs!  Gotta work on my conversions (haha).

 

Last time I bought a sleeping bag, the guy said, "It's 180cm."  I said, "I'm 5 foot 10." And there was a pause while we looked at each other as if we were from different planets.

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Last time I bought a sleeping bag, the guy said, "It's 180cm."  I said, "I'm 5 foot 10." And there was a pause while we looked at each other as if we were from different planets.

 

I am transplant from metric to imperial so I speak both. (Metric in 30 years and Imperial in 20+ years)

 

I was at a ski, and rented a ski boots. The clarks asked "what size", and I said "10 maybe 10 and half", but I saw the shelves are marked with 26, 26.5, 27, etc.

I realized that it's based on centimeter. So, I said, "Wait, I'll try 27.5".

 

To be honest, I never understand the shoe size here. I just know from experience.

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And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition…
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.†– Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005
 
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I am transplant from metric to imperial so I speak both. (Metric in 30 years and Imperial in 20+ years)

 

I was at a ski, and rented a ski boots. The clarks asked "what size", and I said "10 maybe 10 and half", but I saw the shelves are marked with 26, 26.5, 27, etc.

I realized that it's based on centimeter. So, I said, "Wait, I'll try 27.5".

 

To be honest, I never understand the shoe size here. I just know from experience.

I'm a native and I have no idea where shoe sizes come from.  I'm just glad I'm not a women dress sizes boggle my mind!  How can someone wear a size 0.  0 is by definition nothing does this mean the dress is invisible?

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I am in the same boat looking to reduce body fat with a chaotic and hectic life! If you falter get back up again anyway :)

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Alright guy completely blanked on last nights update, not a good sign this early but at least it was a rest day so no exercise and still under 1800 calories so happy enough. 

 

Looking forward to getting myself home off this rig. Supposed to be tomorrow but there's still a lot of pressure to finish our work even though the reason were behind is because the higher ups prioritized other work. Pretty annoying I cant do anything since I'm technically only consulting and the company man cant grow some balls and tell them tough shit they stopped us so it's not happening.

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Intro: And Breath.. Challenges: #1,#2,#3(FAIL),#4


You don't drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying there.

-Edwin Louis Cole

 

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Last time I bought a sleeping bag, the guy said, "It's 180cm."  I said, "I'm 5 foot 10." And there was a pause while we looked at each other as if we were from different planets.

 

 

Haha! I am in Australia and I think in lbs and inches, It was interesting when I was working as a personal trainer and I did everything in inches and lbs. ;)

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I can now safely update that I am getting back to Aberdeen today. I had a good strength session last night with all dumbbells one size up from last time. I did some intervals too afterwards since I had to burn off my last day dessert :P.

I'll be back in touch when I land.

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Intro: And Breath.. Challenges: #1,#2,#3(FAIL),#4


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-Edwin Louis Cole

 

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Subbin for the greatness! And can I just say, I nearly wet myself at your "I don't want to seem as weird as I really am..." :D

But only coz I know that feeling all to well, lol!

Safe journey home man!

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