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Intro: At the end of January 2015, I weighed 255 lbs, hated myself, and constantly felt sick and tired. I started watching what I was eating, and then at the end of February took the plunge and joined a gym. I came across NF a week before the April 2015 6WC started. There are links to my introduction/origin story and my first nine challenges in my sig below. Feel free to go rummage around in there. I’ve made steady progress through the challenges over the last 12 months, with just the occasional setback. Over my first four challenges, I set a specific goal of getting properly fitted for a good quality, tailored, three-piece suit, and get a good photograph taken wearing it, because I was sick of being disgusted when I looked in the mirror or saw a photo of myself. Having achieved that goal, the focus is now on getting to a target weight of 180 and staying there.

During the last challenge, I had a mid-point epiphany. I’d been making precious little progress because no matter how hard I worked out, I was still eating like crap. I was staying within my allotted calorie targets, but eating the wrong things most of the time. So, for the second half of the challenge, I dropped my cross-trainer calorie count (keeping it as a warm-up exercise only), started to focus more on strength, and switched to Paleo instead of calorie counting, to try to break the cycle of poor eating and frantically trying to work it off.

This challenge is an extension of weeks 3-4 from the last one. No Week 0 this time around, as I re-engage my motto, to be read as Jaqen H’gar:

When a man takes a Week Zero, a man will become a Weak Zero.

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Quest 1: A Man Owes Three Deaths to the Iron God

Three workouts each week. A workout will consist of cross trainer to warm up and cool down, and a combination of lifting and body weight exercises. Each complete week is a pass.

Achievable Points on offer: +4 STR, +1 STA

A – 5 Weeks (Points x 1)
B – 4 Weeks (Points x 0.75)
C – 3 Weeks (Points x 0.5)
D – 2 Week (Points x 0.25)
F – 0/1 Weeks (Fail. 0 Points.)


Quest 2: A Man Must Learn to Lift Himself

3 sets of 10 bodyweight squats each weekday morning. 1 set regular, 1 set Bulgarian split on each leg. Each complete week is a pass.

Achievable Points on offer: +3 DEX, +1 STA

A – 5 Weeks (Points x 1)
B – 4 Weeks (Points x 0.75)
C – 3 Weeks (Points x 0.5)
D – 2 Week (Points x 0.25)
F – 0/1 Weeks (Fail. 0 Points.)


Quest 3: A Man Must Choose His Poisons Carefully

Continue the sugar & wheat detox by eating paleo for the entire duration of the challenge. Each successful week is a pass.

Achievable Points on offer: +2 CON, +2 CHA

A – 5 Weeks (Points x 1)
B – 4 Weeks (Points x 0.75)
C – 3 Weeks (Points x 0.5)
D – 2 Week (Points x 0.25)
F – 0/1 Weeks (Fail. 0 Points.)


Quest 4: A Man has a Thirst

Drink 20 litres of water per week (15 on week 5). Each week over target is a pass.

Achievable Points on Offer: +2 WIS

A – 5 Weeks (Points x 1)
B – 4 Weeks (Points x 0.75)
C – 3 Weeks (Points x 0.5)
D – 2 Week (Points x 0.25)
F – 0/1 Weeks (Fail. 0 Points.)


 

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Good luck, Scotty!

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10 hours ago, SomeGuyFromScotland said:

When a man takes a Week Zero, a man will become a Weak Zero

 

No Week Zero for me either, mate.  5WC or bust!  ;)

 

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Good challenge, following!

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A man has returned from across the narrow sea Kent. Sidcup in the evening, even one as pleasant as last night, is uninspiring. I did enjoy two pints of Magners in the hotel bar, though, and one of the best sleeps I've had in a long time, due to a combination of blackout curtains, an amazingly comfortable bed, and a day which started at 4am.

 

Back to it tomorrow.

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~~ VALHALLA, I AM COMING! ~~

Season 1 (2015): #0 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5

 Season 2 (2016): #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12  #13 #14 #15 

 Season 3 (2017): #16 #17 #18 

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1 hour ago, SomeGuyFromScotland said:

A man has returned from across the narrow sea Kent. Sidcup in the evening, even one as pleasant as last night, is uninspiring. I did enjoy two pints of Magners in the hotel bar, though, and one of the best sleeps I've had in a long time, due to a combination of blackout curtains, an amazingly comfortable bed, and a day which started at 4am.

 

Back to it tomorrow.

 

I hope you taught Sidcup how to party. 

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I'm more than adequate. Leave Kanye out of this. 

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