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Hi All, 

 

I have been a religious Nerd Fitness follower for years now and I may or may not have a secret crush on Steve  :redface:

 

I am super excited to start this 6 week challenge...my biggest flaw is falling off the wagon, so I am really looking forward to being accountable this time around and sticking it out through the 6 weeks, I hope I can get as much support in this endeavor as possible from all you awesome people on this forum! Ok now down to the deets:

 

Main Quest: Be able to fit into clothes in any store I want (even if its the largest size they have). So approximately becoming a size 8-10 US by end of the year. 

 

4 Main goals for this 6 week:

 

- Hit the gym 5x (bootcamp, boxing and strength training) a week and do yoga 1x a week 

- Track all my meals atleast 6 days a week for the next 6 weeks

- Fast for 24 hrs one day a week for the next 6 weeks 

- Follow Tim Ferriss' slow carb diet for the next 6 weeks 

 

Stats:

Starting Size: 16

Starting weight: 238.8

Starting BF%: 43.8%

 

Side Goals (I have 2, I'm a LEO over achieving, or atleast trying to, is part of my horoscopic makeup!)

1. Update this post weekly (thats only 6 posts!)

2. Make a to-do list at work daily and ensure that I finish my list everyday before finishing up for the day...

 

I'm not super clear on the points or grade yet, but hopefully I can figure that out by next week and will update my post accordingly!

 

Alrightey, here we go...wish me luck!!

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Class: Adventurer
Challenge: #1
Quote: â€œI’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.†~ Emma Bombeck

 

Weight Goal

2.24%
2.24%
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Mini 1:

 

Here are some questions to put your goals to the test:

  1. Is your overall quest achievable (over a short or long period of time)?  Is it reasonable? Yes

  2. Do your 3 quests all build towards your main quest in little ways, or are you taking on too much? Do your quests have sub-quests or is it just one thing to focus on? All 4 quests are building toward main quest and mostly have one thing to focus on, building good habits that will contribute toward the bigger goal.

  3. Are your main goals realistic? Can you scale them to smaller steps to fit your life better, even if it will make it take a little longer to achieve them? Yes they are realistic and don't need to be scaled any smaller.

  4. Are your goals able to be measured and tracked?  What will you use to track them? Yes, calendar to mark gym days, and food logs to track food entries as well as this forum to track any weight or size progress towards main quest.

  5. How are you grading your goals?  Are they pass/fail (“every dayâ€, “not even once over the six weeksâ€)?  Is there a reward for the effort, or are you only grading yourself on whether or not you “lose the weight†or “run the distanceâ€? I am going to make my grades pass/fail...no excuses, total accountability. As for the reward, fitting into a smaller size jeans and the crop top I already bought for the summer. 

  6. What is your plan for continuing/altering/grading those goals if you become ill or injured? If I am injured or sick, I'll mark that week as failed and continue on...this is meant to be a marathon not a sprint. 

  7. Did you take into consideration any special occasions (Labour Day, Independence Day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc) that may occur during the challenge?  What modifications do you need to build into your goals for those? Food tracking can happen no matter what as can the slow carb diet. As for the gym, as long as I can get in 30mins of cardio, I will consider that as pass.

  8. Do any of your main goals conflict with each other? Will one goal make it hard to do another? Nope all the goals go hand in hand, in fact they should help if done simultaneously.

  9. Do you already have the time in your schedule to actually complete the goals you’ve set?  If not, what are you planning to do to make time for them? Yes I have time!

  10. Are you trying to build multiple habits, or is all your energy focused on your main quest? Trying to build multiple habits that should all contribute toward the main quest. 

  • Like 1

Class: Adventurer
Challenge: #1
Quote: â€œI’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.†~ Emma Bombeck

 

Weight Goal

2.24%
2.24%
Link to post

Week 1 Updates:

 

4 Main goals:

- Hit the gym 5x (bootcamp, boxing and strength training) a week and do yoga 1x a week - No yoga this week but worked out 5 days

- Track all my meals atleast 6 days a week for the next 6 weeks - YES!

- Fast for 24 hrs one day a week for the next 6 weeks - Nope :(

- Follow Tim Ferriss' slow carb diet for the next 6 weeks - Kind of :|

 

Side Goals (I have 2, I'm a LEO over achieving, or atleast trying to, is part of my horoscopic makeup!)

1. Update this post weekly (thats only 6 posts!) - YES!

2. Make a to-do list at work daily and ensure that I finish my list everyday before finishing up for the day... - Nope :(

 

Week 1 Challenges:

* The past week we had our Indian new year, which translates to lots of carby goodness and desserts, so the slow carb diet started off a bit slow (pun intended of course :tongue:)

* Making it to morning workouts - waking up isnt the issue, getting out of bed SUCKS!

* Sweet tooth - it's so hard not to crave something sweet after dinner!

* Discovery of a fabulous frozen yogurt place next to my gym (needless to say that contributed to the slow paced weight loss for the week!)

 

Week 2 changes I'm putting in place to stick to goals:

* I need to take before/after pictures, the scale hasnt been moving a whole lot but have been getting compliments from ppl that they are seeing changes :D

* Quench dessert cravings with a piece of dark chocolate after dinner

* Save frozen yogurts for the one cheat day that the slow carb diet allows (Saturdays!) and then makeup for the cheat day by fasting on Sundays

* Start cooking more (just made myself cauliflower fried rice...so awesome!!) 

 

Some tools I have been using that I find awesome to keep on track during this 6 week challenge:

Food tracking - My plate (both on web and iPhone app)

Workout tracking - Everymove ( you can get your friends to join as well for a little bit of a healthy competition. Also you can get rewards for points earned and you can use those rewards as donation to charities...I use mine to donate to make a wish foundation!)

Awesome and easy paleo recipes, tools and resources - nomnom paleo (My local whole foods for their dinner service had the nomnom paleo beef stew recipe as one of the entrees, thats how awesome and popular her recipes are. They even have an ipad app that creates a shopping list for you based on the recipe you want to cook!)

 

How was everyone else's week 1, any advice or awesome milestones anyone wanna share??

Class: Adventurer
Challenge: #1
Quote: â€œI’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.†~ Emma Bombeck

 

Weight Goal

2.24%
2.24%
Link to post

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