Cienfuegos Posted May 29, 2015 Report Share Posted May 29, 2015 Even though I've been on the forums for a while and entered into a couple challenges before...I've never finished a challenge. That's why I'm posting in the recruit. Best way to get better is to break it down to the basicsI'm going to be very aggressive on this challenge because of what it means if I fail completely. Basically I just got a ticket to Camp Nerd Fitness....if I don't meet some goals by then I'm not going. I'll have paid $900 for nothing. Soooooo basically I need to not waste that much money. So without further adoGoal 1:Lose 20lbs of weight.I know that weight goals are hard. Especially if you're working out and stuff that can be difficult to accomplish. And even more so 20lbs in 6 weeks??!! Am I crazy? Am I going to die? What's going to happen...Actually a long time ago I changed my diet and didn't start working out and lost 26lbs in 6 weeks.Long term goal:To be able to weigh myself on my scale at home. It tops out at 325. So I have 40lbs to lose in just over 17 weeks. That's when camp starts. If I fail to achieve this I won't go to camp (unless there's a legitimate reason why I have lost the weight. I'll address that when the time comes if necessary)Goal 2:Follow 80/20 protocol on diet. 80% of my calories will be from everything except dairy, legumes, and grains of any kind. 20% will encompass the rest. Basically keep track of my food and see if I have kept to that.Long term goal:Eat at fast food no more than once every pay day after the challenge is over. I get paid every two weeks and I think that's an acceptable amount of time to go between bad food. If I fail to do this I won't go to Camp.Goal 3:Figure out some type of money saving strategy that actually allows me to save money. I'm horrible with saving. Not in a "oh I have $300 I don't have any money" way but in a "oh I have 43 cents...what can I buy?" Way. Its very hard for me. Which also makes it hard for me to cook at home because I'm lazy and if I have some money then I'm more likely to spend it on food eating out than I am saving it. So by the end of the challenge I want to have a system in place that saves my money (automatic bank draft to another account doesn't really work for me. Since I have access to that as well)Long term goal:Have one of my Capitol one credit cards paid off. Obviously the one with higher balance will be the harder one to pay off...but it's currently the only one that I have that charges interest on it. So that's my goal. This challenge isn't a make or break challenge. It's just one I hope to accomplish in the next 17 weeks.So in conclusion also called TL;dr:Goal 1: lose 20lbs of body weight by the end of the challenge.Long term goal associated with this: lose 40lbs in 17 weeks...total of 2.35lbs per week.Goal 2: adhere to 80/20 diet. Track all calories to make it easier to be yelled at over the internet if I mess up.Long term associated with this: eat fast food only once per paycheck.Goal 3: figure out this money thing. I happen to make fairly good money and my bills are pretty low...so where does all my money go (hey that rhymed. Awesome).Long term: pay off a credit card. Preferably the one with highest balance as it's the one that charges the most. 3 Quote "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest. "- Muhammad Ali Link to comment
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