FatboySuave Posted January 3, 2016 Report Share Posted January 3, 2016 Introduction: I joined the last challenge very late (with about two weeks left), so this is technically my first REAL challenge. In my last challenge, I surprised myself with how much success I had and lost about 5 pounds in a week. I started to lose my way though and gained a bit of that weight back, but I'm still better off than where I started before. I even accomplished one of my goals of stopping drinking Rockstar energy drinks. I'm still not drinking them, and I don't feel a pull to drink them, so I'm going to consider that one a success and remove it from my goals. I haven't yet decided which guild I want to join, so I'm going to give this another go as a rebel recruit. However, I'm leaning toward the Druids, primarily because of the introspective, self-discovery aspect. I am 5 feet 7 inches tall and weigh 240 pounds. I like to play basketball and tennis but haven't done either in quite a long while. I enjoy hiking and jogging (at least I used to and would like to relearn to enjoy them). I am an editor for a local, daily newspaper, so I spend quite a bit of time sitting in front of a computer. Even when I'm home, I'm prone to surfing the Internet and watching Netflix on the couch. I spend a lot of time feeling sorry for myself, but I know that I need to stop that and me some positive changes in my life. Main Quest: I want to weigh 200 lbs before the end of 2016. When I started the first challenge, I was at 240. I'm currently around 236.5. Quest 1: Complete the Beginner Bodyweight Workout 3 times a week. I gave myself a pretty soft goal last go-round, so I'm going to really challenge myself this time. A = Complete workout 3 times a week. B = Complete workout 2 times a week. C = Complete workout 1 time a week. D = Complete at least one circuit of workout a week. F = No workouts in a week. Quest 2: Drink less alcohol. Whenever I'm with friends, we drink. And I'm with friends a lot because I live in a small town and it keeps me sane. I noticed during my last challenge that drinking too much definitely got in the way of my success. I tend to go a little overboard, so I need to learn some moderation. A = 2 drinks per outing. 1 outing per week. B = 2 drinks per outing. 2 outings per week. C = 3 drinks per outing. 2 outings per week. D = 3 drinks per outing. 3 outings per week. F = Anything more than that. Quest 3: Cook more often, eat out less. Sometimes I'm too lazy to cook, so I often eat a fast food lunch at my desk at work. But if I do eat out, make sure it's a low-carb meal. A = Eat out no more than 2 times a week. B = Eat out no more than 4 times a week. C = Eat out no more than 6 times a week. D = Eat out no more than 8 times a week. F = Eat out more than 8 times a week. Life Quest: One of the benefits of my job is that I have more free time these days. I want to start using that time to do some active volunteering for local organizations â€” at least once a week and work my way up to twice a week. I say "active" volunteering because I want to do something that requires a bit of physical labor. I used to volunteer at the local food pantry, so I'm thinking of going back. I promised them I would someday. Also, I need to learn to save money. I spent a little overboard this holiday season. I will budget my funds for the year and review my spending once a month. I currently have my bank set to automatically transfer $60 a month into my savings. I'm going to try to make that at least $100 a month. Motivation: Like Lester Burnham in American Beauty, I want to look good naked. Kidding! Mostly. Really though, I want to meet the love of my life and start a family someday. I've convinced myself that my unhealthy lifestyle is getting in the way of those goals. I believe that if I can lose weight and build my confidence, I can better connect with people without doubting myself so much. 3 Quote Current Challenge Battle Log Previous Challenges: 1 — 2 — 3 — 4 — 5 — 6 — 7 — 8 — 9 — 10 — 11 — 12 — 13 — 14 — 15 — 16 — 17 — 18 — 19 — 20 — 21 — 22 — 23 — 24 — 25 Link to comment
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