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Day 18


 


Diet


Breakfast - Partial check. Long weekend ahead so company had brunch. Tried to stay within limits and guesstimate calories within range.


Lunch - check according to plan


Dinner - According to plan and managed to include some light dessert and still stay within my daily intake range.


 


Workout


Cardio workout. Took about half hour after the warmup and was a general good one. Been tougher but good start.


Failed to remember to start my fitbit so didn't get any accurate readings from there unfortunately. The HR didn't register above 130 and i know it was higher. But could be because it's not in the timer mode and doesn't measure as often and thus fails to register during movements at times.


 


Sleep


Managed to sleep my 7 hours when i include my 1 hour nap in the afternoon before the workout. Yah! :)


 


Cleanliness


Kitchen is clean even after making a nice dinner for two people :)


 


Notes


Been a great day. Tomorrow is a holliday so kind of a 90% kind of day at work. Slept okay and biked there and back and again took the stairs. Becoming a good habit to take the stairs at work now. 


Kept on water and added a single soda to lunch but remembered to register it and log the calories.


Great workout and hillarious evening watching movies with a buddy. So all in all a great day. 


 


tomorrow i will have time to catch up on some of the miniquests and schedule my whole level regime hopefully. Also catch up on some sleep and in general relax for once. Reserved day for slacking off and watching some TV. Though with fitbit hangin over my head i might go for a walk or a bike ride or something similar :) 


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doing something easy on rest days sometimes is a good thing! just make sure it's something easy so your body has time to recover

 

You're right... i'm not good at the whole resting thing most of the time. Either i do nothing all day and feel kinda bad about it, or i somehow manage to be quite active despite my intentions to relax or do nothing. :) 

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Day 19


 


Diet


Breakfast - Skipped.. slept late so check in account on less calories is a win.


Lunch - Healthy sandwich from local place and spinach juice thing on the side. Healthy so check and also quite within my meal allowance of calories.


Dinner - Again kept to my diet so counting as a win. Though my stomach decided to go rowdy on my afterwards.


 


Workout


No workout today. Some stairclimbing but thats about it apart from helping a friend move a few pieces of furniture :)


 


Sleep


Got more than enough sleep when i count sleeping late and getting quite the nap in the afternoon. 


 


Cleanliness


Incomplete.. left a few things uncleaned, but only a few bowls. No biggie... so perhaps partial complete.


 


Notes


Been a relaxing day. Finished a few tasks, skyped with my girlfriend and in general had a relaxing day. But didn't do much as i expected. 


But i did manage to catch up on some sleep and also finish a few things i had been putting off. 


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Today i almost fell victim to a food craving. 

I had a tough workout in the morning at 9am and then heading home needed some breakfast becuase my second workout is at 1pm. 

Stopped at the marked on the way home and almost grabbed some ready to eat stuff but managed to tell myself that i didn't need it, and stuck with some youghurt, musli and fresh strawberries :)

I feel great for sticking to it and almost immediately reminding myself that i didn't need the heavy stuff to keep myself fueled :)

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Today i almost fell victim to a food craving. 

I had a tough workout in the morning at 9am and then heading home needed some breakfast becuase my second workout is at 1pm. 

Stopped at the marked on the way home and almost grabbed some ready to eat stuff but managed to tell myself that i didn't need it, and stuck with some youghurt, musli and fresh strawberries :)

I feel great for sticking to it and almost immediately reminding myself that i didn't need the heavy stuff to keep myself fueled :)

SUCCESS! You resisted :D Good work!!

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SUCCESS! You resisted :D Good work!!

 

Thanks :) Felt really proud of it. 

Today i had a few crawings as well because it's a relaxing sunday but managed to keep of anythings that would mess with my calorie intake. 

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Day 21 - Halfway through the challenge!


 


Diet


Breakfast - Skipped.. slept late and had a workout at 11am. Details below.


Lunch - Late lunch on account of driving with my dad in search of some fresh vegetables. Had a coke and two hotdogs as my first food of the day. About 700kcal in total i guesstimated. 


Dinner - Was leaning towards pizza as a reward for my current progress (more below on that), but managed to convince myself that the smart move is to use what i had in the fridge and make a meal thats about half the calories of a pizza. Felt great and given myself a bowl of strawberries as dessert while watching a movie. 


 


So to sum up, diet was strange but kept under the goal yet again! 


 


Workout


Great workout at 11am. An old friend was back to working out made a great team workout primarily with kettlebells. Weather was great and we did the workout outside. 


 


Warmup/buy-in


25 cal rowing while partner did burpees. Then switch


 


Workout


100 walk over box w. kb and full hip extension at top


100 kb swings russian


100 renegade row


100 lunges w. kb


100 kb touch


100 russian twist w. kb


100 situps with medball


 


We finished in 31 mins with 20kg KB and 16 kg for renegade row. 


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Sleep


Hit my sleep goal as i slept late, despite being out late last night. 


 


Cleanliness


Partial credit. Cleaned up everything before watching my movie tonight so giving myself a pass since it's sunday :) 


 


Notes


Okay now for the novel part of the log - my halfway entry. 


 


Can't believe it's already half way through the six weeks. Feels great. Normally i i would have set a larger goal than just six weeks, but posting here and doing "only" six weeks to begin with really helped my motivation. I know that i want to keep going until my fiancee arrives in Juli, but this small stretch at a time really helps my motivation. 


Also helps that i already am at 28% completed (fitbit for making this a easily calculated percentage for me) of my losing 8 kg goal. Basically the goal is in my fitbit dashboard and shows me daily how much left and how far percentage wise i am. Great for updating my signature here and also for keeping my goal fresh in my mind every day :)  So at the moment i'm at a little over 2kg lost already and that weigh in was even after a workout and some water :) 


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Speaking of my fitbit to measure goals i think i have been more active these past one and half weeks. Since i got my Fitbit Charge HR i have been very much interested to see how my activity and heart rate change over time. Especially nice to see my resting heart rate has been going lower. Can't speculate a lot from it yet, but i hear it's a good thing in general. Also a great way to track my workouts and include stuff like walking up the stairs at work rather than taking the lift. Actually haven't taken the lift since i got the damn band :P Even felt like taking down the trash sometimes just to clock ina few extra numbers :) 


Related i have been very motivated by MyFitnessPal because though i don't log everything exact each day just a large guess and knowing make me want to stay below 2000kcal a day. I might be able to go almost up to 500kcal higher but i'm okay at 2000 kcal and then i have a little wiggle room for slip ups, and rewards. If i start to feel a decrease in energy during workouts i might have to add an extra snack meal on those days, but for now it's working for me. Also a very nice feature that every day i "end" the day in MFP i get a little calculation that if every day was like this i would weigh XX in 5 weeks. Nice short timeframe and really motivating to see that i "could" hit my goal in as little as less than 5 more weeks according to that. I know it's to be taken with a grain of salt, but still very motivating. Feels like progress though i can't necessarily measure it on the scale yet :) 


 


On a final note i think i will start posting some of the very nice graphics from my fitbit dashboard. It's easy to use as updates once in a while and i love that i have this date available so nicely formatted. 


 


So to summarize:


- Feel great and down 2 kg out of the original 8 planned (no due date though).


- Halfway through challenge and doing good.


- Loving my Fitbit Charge HR


 


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Great job! Sounds like the challenge is working well for you.

 

Regarding the stats/RPG, don't worry about it too much (you don't sound too worried). I did the attribute points for a while, then decided I was bored of them. I usually add levels. I have a vague idea of my "character", but don't really write RPG stuff, except once in a while in some specific threads. If you like that kind of thing, there are lots of accountabilibuddies and pvp groups where you can play around with it.

 

You can always decide to add points later. I think the points are partly just to make the challenge feel rewarding. But maybe you already feel motivated enough, or maybe you are motivating yourself in other ways (I bribe myself with prizes for each of my goals). Whatever works for you is great.

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Xena, Level 14+ Valkyrie Ranger

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RPG or no RPG

 

Thoughts ? 

As a fellow roleplayer, I'd say use it only to the extent where it helps and motivates you, don't let it become a burden. If chasing stats and levelling motivates you, go for it. Also, there's a bunch of other options to sate your RPG thirst in different ways:

 

- Add some RP narrative to your posts, like an alternate reality of what happened during the day. I'm doing it again lately, but you can also check out jaex and petefeet to name a few, who are more into it.

- Join an RP accountability group, such as the RPG Fanatics or the Assault on Brightwater

- Join an ongoing Play by Post RPG (right now there's a Pathfinder game, a Warhammer game and a D&d game) or start a new one

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Great job! Sounds like the challenge is working well for you.

 

Regarding the stats/RPG, don't worry about it too much (you don't sound too worried). I did the attribute points for a while, then decided I was bored of them. I usually add levels. I have a vague idea of my "character", but don't really write RPG stuff, except once in a while in some specific threads. If you like that kind of thing, there are lots of accountabilibuddies and pvp groups where you can play around with it.

 

You can always decide to add points later. I think the points are partly just to make the challenge feel rewarding. But maybe you already feel motivated enough, or maybe you are motivating yourself in other ways (I bribe myself with prizes for each of my goals). Whatever works for you is great.

 

thanks for the feedback. Yeah the more i think about I recognize that i won't be doing the RPG aspect. Though i will be doing a simple level up system, but nothing with attributes. 

I'm pretty motivated already and having this forum as a place to write about the whole journey helps me enough to keep everyday motivation strong :) 

 

 

As a fellow roleplayer, I'd say use it only to the extent where it helps and motivates you, don't let it become a burden. If chasing stats and levelling motivates you, go for it. Also, there's a bunch of other options to sate your RPG thirst in different ways:

 

- Add some RP narrative to your posts, like an alternate reality of what happened during the day. I'm doing it again lately, but you can also check out jaex and petefeet to name a few, who are more into it.

- Join an RP accountability group, such as the RPG Fanatics or the Assault on Brightwater

- Join an ongoing Play by Post RPG (right now there's a Pathfinder game, a Warhammer game and a D&d game) or start a new one

 

thanks for the ideas :) 

I will have a look at it if i decided later to add some of the stats into this. For now though i have decided to keep it at the simple Level pr challenge in basic essense  :) And then display my various progresses in the signature :) 

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Weight Loss challenge #1 - From 98 to 90kg. - Current: 94.6 kg

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Day 23 and 24 (i think from my counting)


 


I got sick!


Karma or whatever but i caught the flu after joking at work i just escaped the bug going around. 


Anyhow been sick for two days but feeling better now. Only a sore throat lingering. 


 


However this also means a skipped workout tuesday and that irregular diet. However sure i stayed under the limit and also despite having a few comfort foods. My appetite was in general lacking and i slept most of the time. which i got sick of!  :P 


 


Today i decided was the last day of being sick. I will hit the gym at 6am tomorrow and hopefully also work a full day. 


 


My dinner today didn't suit my appetite. So i decided to make something new tomorrow... 


 


Let me explain a little about my dinners.


I get this delivered Low Carb box every monday morning. Its supposed to be food for 2 people for 3 days. I make it stretch for 5-6 days for just me. 


The upside is no shopping required and some more exotic vegetables and recipes than i would normally get/make. 


However the downside is sometimes it might not be to my liking and/or i sometimes mess up the cooking hehe. Mostly small stuff but at least i get a lot of vegetables in my regular dinners and it makes sure i get fish at least one day a week. 


downside can also be that i sometimes don't have a stomach agreeing with the recipes :P 


 


Anyhow long story short: Was sick, almost well again, didn't feel diet was affected :) 


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Progress in main quest collectively out of 42 days - 5.5 our of 6 weeks completed

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Weight Loss challenge #1 - From 98 to 90kg. - Current: 94.6 kg

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Glad you're feeling better!

 

You and me both! :) Hate being sick and not able to do anything productive.. watching movies from bed gets real boring real quick for me :) 

 

Glad you are going to try the gym again.

 

The thing I hate most about being sick is when I'm well enough to work but not well enough to run. Drives me CRAZY!!

 

Me to :) 

For me it's binary. Either i'm well enough for mostly anything or i'm home sick and unable to go out the door except to grab food and/or medicine. 

I always made that distinction to myself. So even if i stayed at home with a small thing and i felt better later in the day i would keep inside rather than having people see me out in the evening after being sick in the morning. Just seems wrong somehow :) 

 

A bit late here my workout thursday morning was

 

21 Turkish getup L

50 KB swings

21 KB Overhead squat R

50 KB Swings

21 KB Overhead squat L

50 KB Swings

21 Turkish getup R

 

I managed to get through this with 16 kg for swings and squat, and 20 kg for turkish getup. 

 

I still have a bit of weakness from the illness, but feeling much better. 

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Weight Loss challenge #1 - From 98 to 90kg. - Current: 94.6 kg

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Today is almost 4 weeks into the challenge. It's saturday evening and i'm relaxing at home with a sore body (re: my workout described later on) and a glass of wine. On the laptop is House of Cards (finally broken into third season) and i feel really really good. This week my weight loss has been improving steadily. There are a few ups and downs depending on what day i weigh in, but all in all it's a nice decline at a good pace. Also getting quite used to noting all my food intake to a certain degree. I'm not fanatic, but i got to admit i love the encouragement of MFP calculating my estimated weight loss after a good day :) It's motivating and helps when the little thought of "hmm that hotdog sounds tempting and you didn't get any afternoon snack on the way home from work" sneaks in :)

 

What else ? Had two days of sickness and a few days afterwards here i was under the weather. Missed a single workout because of this but think i caught up on some sleep though :tongue: Feeling almost 100 percent again with just a residual cough left over. Nothing to stop me :) Today i got my weekly summary from Fitbit and i have included the relevant data. But all in all i'm doing good and keeping to my mini goals almost every day. I might even start taking small walks to hit the daily steps on non-workout days depending on the weather. 

 

 

Day 27 - Saturday May 9th 2015

 

Diet

Breakfast - Skipped. I hate working out on a full stomach, and decided to sleep late; or at least until i had to get up to get to my 9am team workout.

Lunch - It was quite late. Okay it's more like a afternoon snack time thing. But i managed to wolf down a measly 300 calories snack after getting home.

Dinner - Here we're talking. I allowed myself a nice low carb burger from a local place that specializes in making healthy food. Though one could argue a cheeseburger with approx 1000 calories isn't exactly healthy for most peoples diets, but certainly better than my fast food alternatives. But since i only had 300 earlier in the day even this would be just a small portion of my intake. 

 

Workout

About 3 hours in the gym. At least 1.5 hours of active working out :)

Allow me to explain - I had a 9-10am Team Workout class. It's my regular saturday class and i simply love the team aspect of it. You tend to push yourself a bit harder working with a partner. 

Afterwards we were talking and i was about to hit some small plank exercises to see if i could improve on my core there. Got to talking with my buddy and our KB coach came over. Got talking about what was on the 11-12am KB Team Workout schedule and we decided to join in as there was 2 spots open. Meanwhile we had some front squats and about 5 minutes of random plank exercises. 

Then the kb team class and finall i called it quits. 

 

Just for additional data here are my fitbit stats for these two workouts - But lets' just say i certainly did enough during my morning to justify relaxing in the evening :)

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Sleep

Didn't get quite enough sleep last night i'm afraid. But a little afternoon nap made that work :)

 

Cleanliness

Everything is clean as a whistle. I didn't really use anything today since i decided to outsource my dinners for a while, and the rest of my meals are at work. So only during weekends will i have to cook anything of significance. 

 

Notes

I got my weekly summary from fitbit today. Here are my stats from this week

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As you can see i'm hitting green marks in almost every department on average. I'm quite satisfied with this. 

I would love to get an hours sleep more to hit average of 7 hours, but it's tough sometimes. I have restless legs once in a while thus making sleep a challenge.

But all in all i'm certainly burning more calories than i'm eating. Perhaps i could even stand to eat a few more during my days. 

But the weight loss is there so i'm sticking with the guns until the end of the challenge :)

 

But this brings me to my next discovery. I had for a long time been replacing my BMR in my head with my number of calories that i'm actually burning in a day including basic activity. So today i managed to finally nail the real numbers in my head. My BMR is only approx 2000 kcal and then i add about 1000 kcal more in activity during my day. Now my MFP information makes a bit more sense as does the calories in/out on Fitbit. So i have been running approx 1000 kcal deficit instead of mere 500. But i'm feeling good about it so far so no worries. Just a small eye opening.

 

Okay this should be enough information for one post. Thanks for reading and again thanks for the support. Writing a few times a week here really helps keep the focus as i have somebody to tell about the various aspects :)

 

 

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Weight Loss challenge #1 - From 98 to 90kg. - Current: 94.6 kg

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Hmm past few days have been disappointing for me :( 

 

Basically the scales haven't been moving in the right direction though i have been keeping my calorie deficit. Though i have had a few mishaps (planned though) like a rum tasting it shouldn't be that bad.. but hopefully it's just fluid and temp measurements. But in any case i expect to finish the challenge only a few kg down and not the full 3-4 kg i was hoping to. 

 

But no matter i keep going forward :) Even 2 kg down is better than nothing.. and i can't measure my bodyfat accurately atm i'm afraid so no help there. 

 

I was thinking perhaps i have been going too far and eating way too little rather than hitting my mark. On training days i still am below 2000 calories a day but including exercise i should propably burn like 3500 .. so seems to be a large deficit imho. But i'm no expert and it's hard to get different amounts of calories on different days :( 

 

Though i have been planning to see if i have the money after the month finishes to grab a Withing WS50 to measure this automatically. I know it's propably not the most precise measurement but it should give me an overall sense and i hear it's generally consistant :) 

Thoughts on this ? 

 

 

Anyhow just needed to went a little about the frustration of the stupid scales stalling :) I have never been obsessed with my actual weight in numbers but it's the only thing i can reliably measure atm so i kind of love seeing that number change to remind me things are moving forward and not just stalled. Guess i take my motivation from knowing i'm doing it right. So stalling is my biggest opponent.. Would have to spend X amount of time on something only to find out it's not working. I like actually making the progress or at least knowing i'm on the right path. Then i can handle the stall :) 

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Weight Loss challenge #1 - From 98 to 90kg. - Current: 94.6 kg

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Hey man !

 

I don't think that you should focus that much on the scale, or at least not alone ! Did you take pictures or measurement at the beginning of the challenge ? Even if you don't have the expensive stuff you should start to see some progress here :)

 

Keep going !

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Hey man !

 

I don't think that you should focus that much on the scale, or at least not alone ! Did you take pictures or measurement at the beginning of the challenge ? Even if you don't have the expensive stuff you should start to see some progress here :)

 

Keep going !

 

Oh don't worry. Like i said i'm not obsessing about the scale but it's my only actual progress indicator over realtive short time available. 

I'm not especially overweight so pictures won't do over a short amount of time. There is not much difference in pictures i know from experience.. i need longer periods of time. Same goes for measurements of waist ect. I see very little change over example a month. Very easy to get bad measurements there so i generally tend to only measure that very rarely. 

 

However i did for a while do a monthly body comoposition test and could match the weight there with my own measurement, but consistantly see my bodyfat drop (last time from 25% to 18% when i got my injury and went all the way back). So i really would love to have weight + bodyfat to get a better short timeframe picture. Hate spending even a month eating and just staying at zero. I want to drop the extra weight again soi can focus on staying at my "normal" weight... :) 

 

But yeah i have pictures from beginning of challenge but i have never been able to see much difference in pictures to be honest. Even when i dropped 10kg in 2 months.. i didn't see difference in pictures. I could measure it though and clothes didn't fit me as before. So the change was there, but didn't see it in the pictures much :)

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You seem to have a good perspective on the whole thing.

 

I haven't read the reviews on all different kinds of body scales, but I can say I have a much cheaper one (less than $50) that seems to work. I think all the scales that measure bodyfat work on a similar priniciple, so I don't know that you need a fancy one. I don't think the scale is exactly accurate for measuring body fat (gives you the true value), but I do think it's precise (gives a repeatable measurement that's related to bodyfat). I find big fluctuations based on hydration, but I get around that by always measuring first thing in the morning. I think it gives a decent relative measure.

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Xena, Level 14+ Valkyrie Ranger

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You seem to have a good perspective on the whole thing.

 

I haven't read the reviews on all different kinds of body scales, but I can say I have a much cheaper one (less than $50) that seems to work. I think all the scales that measure bodyfat work on a similar priniciple, so I don't know that you need a fancy one. I don't think the scale is exactly accurate for measuring body fat (gives you the true value), but I do think it's precise (gives a repeatable measurement that's related to bodyfat). I find big fluctuations based on hydration, but I get around that by always measuring first thing in the morning. I think it gives a decent relative measure.

 

Thanks :) 

I try to outsource and automate everything i do regularly. I like not having to worry about forgetting small things that actually matter. So if i can somehow automate or have somebody do it for me i will. 

Thats my appeal with the Fitbit Aria and Withings WS-50 weights. They automatically track my numbers, rather than having me do one extra step of entering my data manually. It's just something i might forget once in a while and hate later that i have missing data points :)

And just like you say as long as i keep to a regular time for weigh ins i think both would be consistant if not somewhat accurate. I can always get a precise check up at the local stores that have one of the huge expensive precise medical monitors hehe

 

Anyhow i think my conclusion was that i want one, but i might wait a month to get it simple because it's not exactly totally cheap and i have the wedding comming up. Though i'm not being selfish here as we talked about it and my fiancee also like the idea of this scale. She would love to be able to follow her own stats i know :) 

 

 

Almost through 6 weeks already and i have been absent for a while

 

Wow i have been absent with all intentions of posting for almost a week. Haven't slacked off though. So let me try to summarize what happened. 

Basically life happened hehe Been super busy with a bunch of things and generally tired after a hard days work. Been getting to bed earlier and sleeping around 6 6.5 hours a night average. Good again. 

Been working out as much as 4 times a week and recently started adding about 2K row and some weight lifting after my 1 hour class. Next week i will start including a 5-3-1 wendler program so it's not just randomly lifting/burning energy. I plan to keep doing the 2K row for fun (as much fun as those ~9 mins can be hehe) and then using the Wendler program to increase my strength in various lift. So far i'm thinking Deadlift, Benchpress, Press, Squat (back and front perhaps)

 

Okay so what about my results ?

Well these past almost 6 weeks i went from 98kg to around 94.6 kg (weight this morning). So in general this means i had about ~3 kg lost (hopefully primarily fat hehe). And that averages about 0.5 kg a week which was my goal. So it's been a good success! :) This takes me about halfway to my goal of hitting 90kg and hopefully i can complete that during the next 6 weeks challenge that also brings me close to the date where my Fiancee arrives here just 2 weeks after. So i have about 2 months left before she gets here and i really want to hit the goal :) 

 

Other than that my cardio has gone up a good deal. Doing two cardio classes a week helps me and i can feel i no longer get totally winded, but mere take a short break and focus on breathing out and trusting i will get the new air in without trouble. It works and i get a good workout in :) 

 

Cleanliness

Keeping the apartment clean. It's been going well with a few days exceptions. Nothing major and since i have been cooking minimally isnt' not been a big dealbreaker for me. 

 

Diet

Eating right. Well i have been tracking my intake and even on the "bad" days i stayed below my goal. Worst case i got close to hitting my limit but that was a day with 1.5 hours of working out so my allowance that day is technically even higher. And despite doing a rum tasting with some party and drinking, and having a few days with bought "junk" food i have been controlled about it and logging even the bad food. It's working for me so i will just keep doing it :) 

 

Random news

 

Was a judge at a local Crossfit competition last weekend. Great fun but also tough work. the mental stress of being so focused all the way through knowing your are potentially decided a teams placement through the amount of reps ect. And everything is moving a quite a fast pace. Mentally exhausting but great fun none the less. 

 

Related i got my CF Judges course certificate. So i'm now a certificed CF Judge for at least a years time. Also the certifcate was free through the company who arranged the competition and i might be lined up to judge in other events in the future for a small prize/fee. So free certificate and possibility of getting some experience and fun as a judge. 

 

Only two months left until i get my fiancee here! Can't wait and finally our documents ect are falling into place. In about 3 weeks the final document for the marriage should be in order and hopefully we can start the process earlier. Also reached out to people regarding our parties ect. Nothing major but still. 

 

This weekend is going to be a cheaters weekend. 

Friday a friend from across the country is visiting for the Carnival on Saturday. so friday we might head out for a beer and possibly some food. 

Saturday is the Carnival so no health food.. just party and fun. Though i'm sure it's not going to wreck my progress.. a single day of relaxation is needed. Mostly drinking and then in the afternoong some steaks for dinner i'm thinking and evening more party. 

 

As compensation i hope to workout sunday after the hangover clears a little, and then again monday to keep the momentum going. 

 

Thats it for now.. swoop trucking on :) 

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Good, solid progress. I've been toying with the idea of getting a L1 or judge certification for a while, so your input is valuable

 

Thanks :) 

 

Well i want a L1 at some point myself. I have a secret ambition of being able to coach at some point in the future :) 

 

The Judges course is online and not terribly hard to pass. There are a few videos that are hard to tell and a few pictures that are hard to determine, but all in all i completed everything in a single afternoon quite easily. But i would reccomend to wait for the opens next year before taking unless you will need the certificate for something before then. I'm told it's going to require a new one next year.. i only did it because it was free so i had it. But if i was paying myself i would wait for next spring :) 

Challenge number 1 Progress

 

Progress in main quest collectively out of 42 days - 5.5 our of 6 weeks completed

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Weight Loss challenge #1 - From 98 to 90kg. - Current: 94.6 kg

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Guess it's the excitement and wanting to get into it. Might look into competing or volunteering for some event first. The L1 is a different story, not looking into coaching but NF has taught me the joy of inspiring and guiding others and the L1 is a chance to do that within the framework of something I love. That, and I'd like to be able to pass out proper advice to newbies in the box instead of broscience

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