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    Quote Originally Posted by violaine View Post
    May is going to be a mess for me. I will do a healthy eating challenge instead and I may join the exercise challenge in June. I won't be in the comp but as motivation I will still track my goals alongside the comp participants.

    Now to decide the parameters of my diet. I'm thinking of giving up sugary chocolate. I don't even really enjoy it but I nibble on it because it's there. Maybe dairy too as I am horribly intolerant and it makes me feel yucky. I would like to include more raw foods and drink much more water than I do. I'll refine these goals in a day or two.
    You can always alter it, it's not like you have to stick to the same thing all the way thru to the end. Like say, "For the month of May, due to travel, I'm just going to do cardio 1 day a week and stretch the other 6 days" or something like that, then start a more intense workout in June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I'm sort of interested, but not really motivated. I need to lose 10lbs and get in shape, but i like being a fatass.
    For me, I'm trying to do looser goals that will allow for wiggle room (the army doesn't always give you much food choices.. sticking to a strict diet is nearly impossible) and exercise goals are changing as my environment changes. (Like in the summer I'll start climatizing for Desert Survival school and up the cardio and endurance, and focus less on weights.. but until then, weight training and building muscles are key for me.) So maybe goals like "I'm going to eat 5 servings of veggies and 2 fruits a day" would work? Or even something as simple as "I plan to eat a bowl of oatmeal everyday sometime for a healthy snack."

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    You can always alter it, it's not like you have to stick to the same thing all the way thru to the end. Like say, "For the month of May, due to travel, I'm just going to do cardio 1 day a week and stretch the other 6 days" or something like that, then start a more intense workout in June.
    Good, in this case, I am in!

    My goals for May and June:
    - Become more limber and do physical therapy on my joints (particularly my hips)
    - Build muscle
    - Pick healthier options (salads, lower carbs/processed foods, more raw foods, healthy fats) as the chow hall permits. At least half of my meal should be paleo-inspired
    - Consume around 1,500 calories a day of actual food (not counting gatorades, drinks, etc.)
    - Strive for consuming food more regularly everyday (supplementing later meals with snacks until the meal comes so my body is expecting food at certain times)

    I'll probably just take some before/after pics for the muscle building, and ensure that I do some form of physical activity a day and make time to stretch out afterwards (something I am bad at doing right now..) and annotate that I did indeed stretch.
    Look up some work out routines I can stick to and take those with me to Uganda.
    I'll try to make a food diary of what I eat. Im bad with regiments like this, but I'll give sample meals and claim my 'bad' choices.
    (In Uganda, it will be easy. Breakfast: whatever the hotel serves, hopefully oatmeal.. Lunch: A few pieces of dried fruit, a protein shake, and maybe a bowl of rice, some soup, or a kabob of meat from the local market) and dinner: whatever the hotel feeds us again. Mandatory "Screw up your metabolism and eat what you want" days will change, but they'll stick to being once a week. I find if my food is TOO regimented my body adjusts to it REALLY fast, and then when the army's scenery (and food) changes I get sick feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    You can always alter it, it's not like you have to stick to the same thing all the way thru to the end. Like say, "For the month of May, due to travel, I'm just going to do cardio 1 day a week and stretch the other 6 days" or something like that, then start a more intense workout in June.
    Hmm, I just felt like that would be cheater-ish. I am planning to do a ridiculous amount of walking while I'm away, so I'll make that my thing for May/June. I guess I'm in! Thanks for the advice.

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    Does it have to be exercise, or can we extend it to other health-related goals?

    I don't really want to up my exercise level, but I still want to join! Even though I failed miserably last time.

    Don't care about the prize, though, unless it involves adoration.
    -end of thread-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    Does it have to be exercise, or can we extend it to other health-related goals?

    I don't really want to up my exercise level, but I still want to join! Even though I failed miserably last time.

    Don't care about the prize, though, unless it involves adoration.
    No need to increase anything, just commit to what you're already doing for the next half-year.

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    I've kinda already been doing it, but I'm in.

    I had been running 4 or 5 times a week, but the impact was too much for my body strangely.

    I've switched to biking, and I can get a much better workout that way.

    I've no need to build muscle, so my goals are pretty much limited to losing some weight, and building up cardio.

    The ultimate goal is to get back to MMA.

    As of right now I'm riding 10 miles a day, but that is liable to change, as crazy schedule stuff comes up.

    My commitment will be, at least a 10 mile ride 5 times a week.

    I've also been eating better. Incorporating more fruits and veg, and more lean meat.

    I was 232lbs this morning. I would like to get back to around 205 before MMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    No need to increase anything, just commit to what you're already doing for the next half-year.
    Bah no point, I plan to exercise this summer only through sports and biking to work, both of which aren't really things that are optional for me (sports teams count on me + too cheap to pay transportation). So that's not a useful goal for me. I'd rather focus on my eating habits (or something else) than try to shove more exercise in. I'll just watch from afar then.
    -end of thread-

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    About to go on my bike ride.

    I haven't missed a day since I got the bike last Friday.

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    I'll do this, however next week I'm on a business trip followed by a vacation so I'm taking that week off. DEAL WITH IT.

    Goals:
    Exercise 4x a week minimum, maybe 5.
    Cook a meal every day.
    Gain weight.
    Increase Bench, Deadlift, and Squat weight maxes so their cumulative weight is 1000 lbs or more. Right now I'm at 265, 305, 355 respectively.



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    Oh, I went for a two hour walk yesterday. I'll start a fitness blog soon, just wanted to confirm that I've started.

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