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  1. 1. What are the evilest penalties for breaking rules?

    • Squats
      1
    • Mountain Climbers
      4
    • Hollow Body Holds
      3
    • Jumping Jacks
      0
    • Dead Horse Crunches
      1
    • Burpees (or half burpees, realistically)
      17
    • Other (You'll have to tell me what this is!)
      0


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Hi All,

 

I’m NeverThatBored, and I believe this is challenge 7 for me! I lost about 10-15 pounds during my first few challenges, and now I’m stalled with 10-15 more pounds to go, which is very annoying. During my last challenge, I learned a TON about what works and what doesn’t work for me, so this challenge I’m making small tweaks to everything so that I can do even better.

 

Goal 1: Maintain & Tweak Fitness (Walking, Running, Bodyweight Exercises)

I have a pretty good fitness routine going now, so I want to continue maintaining/progressing on the fitness goals that I’ve established:

 

  • Run weekly, increasing distance 10% each time. Assuming I’m starting at 2 miles, that will be 2, then 2.2, then 2.4, then 2.6 in the final week of the challenge. If my shins (which I have a lot of issues with) start bothering me, I will revert by 10% immediately. My goal here is to get up to a 5K distance.

  • Walk 64 miles (16 miles/week) over the course of the challenge. I decided to stop including rucking in my challenges for now, though I will still throw on some weight for some of my walks.

  • Work out 3 times a week Usually this is 1 bootcamp class and 2 bodyweight sessions for week.

  • 1 pushup AMRAP/week - last challenge I did 3/week, so now I want to see what happens when I do just 1/week. My max so far is 38 pushups.

  • 1 bonus point for an extra 5 miles walked or 1 workout completed

My current bodyweight exercise routine involves progressing to harder and harder forms of these basic exercises to build strength. Every time I can do 3 sets of 8, I move on to a harder version.

 

  • Warmup

  • 3 circuits of:

    • 30 jumping jacks

    • 10 twisting lunges (working up to 20 once my form improves)

    • Squats (currently on split squats)

    • Pushups (currently on elbow-in pushups, working on getting my elbows further in)

    • Dips (currently on elevated tricep dips with one leg)

    • Leg raises (straight leg raises until I get dip bars for the next level)

    • Pike presses

    • Horizontal pulls (on hold until I get dip bars for the next level)

  • 60 second plank (currently on one-leg planks)

  • Hollow body holds

  • Cooldown

 

Goal 2: Special Focus - Squat Holds

I’ve learned that I have some mobility issues that are keeping me from being able to do deep ass-to-grass squats, and that annoys me, so I’m going to work on it. That’s pretty much the reason I’m running too, actually. Apparently I do a lot of things because it annoys me that I can’t!

  • I will hold a squat position 5 days/week, starting at 1 minute each day and adding a minute per week for the 4 weeks of this challenge.

  • This is supposed to be a daily thing, so I can’t just make up days that I miss by doing extra the next day.

  • 1 bonus point if I do 7 days/week instead of 5

 

Goal 3: Figure out Food

I’m slowly getting better on food, and paleoish works well for me in general, but I need to tweak a lot here to make it work better. I have a much lower tolerance for sweets and grains these days, which is AMAZING. But my weight is stuck, so I need to figure out where I’m still messing up.

 

Instead of being restrictive and just eating as many primal meals as possible, I’m taking a different approach this challenge to see what happens. Maybe I should have called this challenge “NeverThatBored: Now With Punishments!†(After I wrote this, I changed the challenge name to match).

 

So:

  • Don’t eat after 8pm (or within 3 hours of bed). Don’t eat 2 non-primalish foods in a day. -1 point if I do either of these things, for each violation.

  • Do 6 20 full burpees for every non-primalish meal/snack. No points penalty, unless it’s 2+ in a day.

  • Drink water, walk around, and wait 20 minutes before snacking. Do 12 20 half burpees for every time I fail to do this. No points penalty.

  • On days when I’m travelling or hosting someone, eat at least 1 primal meal, 1 50% meal, and 1 loose-but-healthy meal per day. -1 point for doing any worse than this. +1 point for turning any meal into a second primal meal.

  • Don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t perfect. If you start beating yourself up, do 60 seconds of hollow body holds.

 

AND to make it more fun, you guys get to help me choose the penalties. I'll take the most popular choices from the poll on this thread and use them where I've written ???. Edit: The votes are in, so the post has been updated. 

 

Goal 4/Life Goal: Frugal February

Don’t spend money on eating out or general shopping (home goods, clothes, books/games, etc.).

 

Exceptions:

  • I can replace things that run out.

  • I can buy presents for birthdays that happen this month.

  • I can eat out if I’m travelling and it’s my main food option.

  • I’ve decided that it’s also ok to buy dip bars (or a walker to use as dip bars) this month because progressing on my exercise goals is important to me.

 

Bonus Quests

I can’t get the points for these if I put off any of my other goals to achieve them.

  • 3 yoga videos/week = 1 bonus point

  • 5 days of ankle alphabets/week = 1 bonus point

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I think burpees would be the evilest punishment ever.

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I think burpees would be the evilest punishment ever.

 

Ooh, good one. I knew I was forgetting something! Added burpees and stole your phrasing.

 

*prays that not everyone votes for burpees*

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Ooh, good one. I knew I was forgetting something! Added burpees and stole your phrasing.

 

*prays that not everyone votes for burpees*

You might as well just change the poll so every entry is burpees :P

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I totally picked burpees before even reading the posts.

 

Following along, by the way.

 

 

 

Burpees.

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You might as well just change the poll so every entry is burpees :tongue:

 

You are all monsters and I'm picking the top 2-3, so there. :P 

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Okay, who put in that vote for mountain climbers? I thought we agreed we are voting for burpees, burpees, burpees, or if you really fell you must be a special snowflake, burpees.

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Okay, who put in that vote for mountain climbers? I thought we agreed we are voting for burpees, burpees, burpees, or if you really fell you must be a special snowflake, burpees.

I think it was @NeverThatBored....

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I think it was @NeverThatBored....

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I voted for those AND burpees, since those are probably the top two.  :pirate: Bwa. Haha. Ha.

 

But someone else put hollow body holds, so there. 

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There is no other punishment. There is only Burpees. 

 

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You're doomed, child. It's Burpees.

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I am cackling at all the burpees discussion. I'm kinda sorry I started it but also not really. 

 

If you wind up doing them, I'll add them too. Since I apparently hate myself. But I need to be able to do a lot because Spartan, so whatever.

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I am cackling at all the burpees discussion. I'm kinda sorry I started it but also not really. 

 

If you wind up doing them, I'll add them too. Since I apparently hate myself. But I need to be able to do a lot because Spartan, so whatever.

 

Don't worry, I'm cackling too even though I'm the victim here. There's about a 100% chance that I'll end up doing them at this point, so I hope that you'll be joining me. :) 

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Don't worry, I'm cackling too even though I'm the victim here. There's about a 100% chance that I'll end up doing them at this point, so I hope that you'll be joining me. :)

Ugh. Not going to open my big mouth again in the future lol. I'll do them.

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ooooooh a burpee pvp instead of a push-up one? Am I stupid enough to post this post and thereby declare that I'm in?

Yes! Come sit in the dunce corner with me!

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I hate all of you. 

 

I've added in full burpees, half burpees, and hollow body holds to the three slots I left for exercises in my food goal. I have no idea if the numbers are reasonable, so I'll adjust the amount as needed once I get a feel for how hard each one is.

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I hate all of you. 

 

I've added in full burpees, half burpees, and hollow body holds to the three slots I left for exercises in my food goal. I have no idea if the numbers are reasonable, so I'll adjust the amount as needed once I get a feel for how hard each one is.

What did you think was going to happen ;)

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BURPEES MUAHAHAHA

 

Following along for burpeemania2016 ;)

 

I should just realistically just rename my challenge burpeemania. 

 

Although somebody voted for squats this evening! #whataworld

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