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John Stone's April 2012 "100 Challenge" (Completed)
Old Wed, March 14th, 2012, 06:47 AM   #1
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Until the challenge begins, please DO NOT make any posts in this thread except your Official Entry post (a single placeholder post is OK). Once the challenge starts, you may post all you like.

This premise of this challenge is pretty simple: Each participant starts the month with 100 points. A point is deducted each time a workout is missed, a meal is missed, an unscheduled "cheat" meal or snack is consumed or a daily update to your official challenge post is missed. The goal, of course, is to finish the month with 100 points!

Here are the rules:

1) The challenge begins on April 1, 2012. You must have your starting post up by 9:00 AM (EDT) on April 1, 2012--NO EXCEPTIONS!
2) It doesn't matter if you are cutting, bulking or maintaining. The common goal here is 100% consistency.
3) Each person participating in the challenge should start a post in this thread by the cut-off time. Your Official Challenge post must be updated each and every day. The updates won't take long (examples below). If you miss an update, you must deduct a point. Please note that you should edit your existing Official Challenge post--don't start a new post every day.
4) Miss a workout for any reason, deduct a point.
5) Miss a meal for any reason, deduct a point.
6) Eat an unscheduled "cheat" meal or snack, deduct a point.

Feel free to post before/after pictures if you like (optional).

Of course this challenge is based on the honor system. You can cheat, but that would be pointless.

Here's an example Official Challenge post (feel free to copy and paste, substituting your own information):

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Sample Official "100 Challenge" post


GOAL: Cutting


COMMENT: I want to reduce my body fat to 8%.


WORKOUT SCHEDULE
Monday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: chest & triceps (PM)
Tuesday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)
Wednesday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: back & biceps (PM)
Thursday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)
Friday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: delts & traps (PM)
Saturday Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: legs (PM)
Sunday: Stationary bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)


MEAL SCHEDULE
Six meals per day, one cheat meal per week.


STARTING STATS
WEIGHT: 200 pounds
BODY FAT: 9.8%
ARMS: 16.75"
CALVES: 16.5"
CHEST: 42.75"
FOREARMS: 13.5"
HIPS: 38.75"
THIGHS: 24"
WAIST: 32.5"


END STATS
WEIGHT:
BODY FAT:
ARMS:
CALVES:
CHEST:
FOREARMS:
HIPS:
THIGHS:
WAIST:


DAILY LOG (Note: Each entry should be completed the day after, or at the end of the same day after all meals/workouts are completed. Please be sure to keep a running total of your points, as shown below.)

APR 1: I did my cardio and ate all meals as scheduled.
-0 points [100 points]

APR 2: My car broke down and I missed my back workout. I walked to Burger King for dinner and had an unscheduled cheat meal.
-2 points [98 points]

APR 3: I missed my cardio today, but ate all meals as scheduled.
-1 point [97 points]

APR 4:

APR 5: I missed yesterday's update, but I did my delts and traps workout yesterday, and ate all meals as scheduled (including my scheduled cheat meal). Today I did my cardio, ate all meals as scheduled and did my leg workout.
-1 point [96 POINTS]

You get the idea.....
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My April 2012 100 Challenge
Old Wed, March 14th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #2
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Default My April 2012 100 Challenge

GOAL: Lose 8.1-10 lbs while gaining strength.


COMMENT: Continue my healthy eating and working out that I started on 2/27/2012. Started at 315LBS on 2/20/2012 as of 4/01/2012 I am 288.0LBS.


WORKOUT SCHEDULE
Monday: Weight training: chest & back (AM) then Elliptical, 5 mins pre workout 25 mins post workout (Cardio) (AM)
Tuesday: Weight training: Legs & Abs (AM) then Elliptical, 5 mins pre workout 25 mins post workout (Cardio) (AM)
Wednesday: Weight training: biceps, triceps & shoulders (AM) then Elliptical, 5 mins pre workout 25 mins post workout (cardio) (AM)
Thursday: Weight training: chest & back (AM) then Elliptical, 5 mins pre workout 25 mins post workout (Cardio) (AM)
Friday: Elliptical, 5 mins pre workout 25 mins post workout (Cardio) (AM)
Saturday: Elliptical, 5 mins pre workout 25 mins post workout (cardio) (AM) (If can get someone to watch the kids while I get workout in)
Sunday: Day off


MEAL SCHEDULE
Five meals per day with as close to a 40/40/20 Split as Possible, one cheat meal per month (going to aim to go without any cheat all month).


STARTING STATS
WEIGHT: 288.0 pounds as of 4/1/2012.



END STATS
WEIGHT: 280.6 pounds as of 4/30/2012 278.0 LBS using the same scale I used for my starting weight. Overall I feel like I achieved my goal for April. I will likely do this again in the future but for now have signed up for something else between May 1st-August 1st so maybe a August 100 Challenge who knows.

DAILY LOG

APR 1: Ate all meals as scheduled. No Exercise as this is a planned day off.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 2: Got my am chest/back workout in as well as my 5 mins pre weights 25 mins post weights cardio in. Ate all meals as scheduled.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 3: Got my legs/ab workout in as well as my 5 mins pre weights 25 mins post weights cardio. Ate all meals as scheduled.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 4: Got my Bi/Tri/Shoulder workout in as well as my cardio (5+25). Legs are the good kind of sore from yesterday! All meals went as planned my salad with chicken breast on top for dinner was awesome.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 5: Got my 45 mins of cardio done this am followed by my PWO Shake. Legs are still a sore but slightly better then yesterday. All meals eaten as scheduled. Off to do groceries soon so I've got all food for tomorrow through next Thursday to stay on track.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 6: Got my 45 mins of cardion done this am and my PWO shake. Legs are almost 100% so that good. All meals went as planned and I got everything for the weekend and next week with my grocery shop.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 7: I was able to get into the gym for my first HIIT cardio session it was mild compared to the eventual goal but I felt like I was going to die so I think I did it right. Meals went as planned it will be a relaxing weekend no major plans.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 8: No Workouts ever on sundays. All meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 9: Got the AM workout in Chest & Back and 5 mins pre + 25 mins post workout cardio. Meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 10: Got the AM workout in Legs & Abs and 5 mins pre + 25 mins post workout cardio. Meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 11: Got the AM Workout in Bi's/Tri's/Shoulders and 5 mins pre + 25 mins post workout cardio upped the resistance to level 5. Meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 12: Got the AM Workout in Chest & Back and 5 mins pre + 25 mins post workout cardio. Meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 13: Got the AM Workout in Legs & Abs and 5 mins pre + 25 mins post workout cardio. Meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 14: No workout today as I have the kiddos. Food was on track.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 15: No workout on Sundays ever. Food was on track. Half way update I weighed in at 283.4 LBS so I'm on track to hit my goal.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 16: Got the AM Workout in Chest & Back and 5 mins pre + 25 mins post workout cardio. Meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 17: Got up at 4:30am but my hamstrings were too sore to feel comfortable doing my legs day so I decided to voluntarily skip this workout as it seemed like the smart thing to do. If they feel significantly better tonight I may try to get the workout in and get my point back Food will be perfect. Well after my son's flag football game I went to the gym and did my full leg & ab workout as well as my 5 mins pre + 25 mins post workout cardio meals were perfect I get to stay at 100 points!
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 18: Got the AM Workout in Bi's/Tri's/Shoulders and 5 mins pre + 25 mins post workout cardio. Meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 19: Got the AM Wokout in Chest/Back and 5 mins pre + 25 mins post workout cardio. Meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 20: Got the AM Cardio in upped the resistance to 6. Meals went as planned. In the home stretch let's finish strong!
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 21: Got the AM Cardio session in it was the best one I have had so far since starting. Meals went as planned.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 22: Scheduled day off of workouts. Meals went as planned. I ended up going in for 30 mins of cardio after I dropped off the kiddos do I get a bonus point?
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 23: Got the AM Chest/Back workout in as well as 5+25 mins pre post weights cardio. Food was perfect good. Heading to the gym for a mild cardio session I'm bored and addicted what can I say.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 24: Got the AM Legs/Abs workout in as well as 5+25 mins pre post weights cardio. All leg lifts went up while being able to do the same # of reps. Food went according to plan.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 25: Got AM Bi's/Tri's/Shoulders workout in as well as 5+25 mins pre post weight cardio. Food was perfect. Did a 45 minute cardio session after dinner.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 26: Got AM Chest/Back workout in as well as 5+25 mins pre post weights cardio. Food was perfect.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 27: Got the AM Cardio session in. Food was on point. Trying to decide if I should do the May 100 or not.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 28: Got AM 40 Mins Cardio session in. Food was on point. Decided to not do the May 100 and have signed up for a weigh loss competition on bodybuilding.com that will run from 5/1/2012-8/1/2012.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 29: Got AM 40 Mins Cardio session in. Food was on point. I weighed in on both scales Tanita (280.2 LBS) Weight Watchers Scale Original used at start (276.9 lbs & 278 lbs) After this challenge I will use the Tanita scale but for this challenge since I started with it I will use the scale I started with the Weight Watchers scale I will use 278.0 lbs I will weigh again tomorrow just in case it fluctuates for the final weigh in amount.
-0 points [100 points]
Apr 30: Got AM 40 Mins Cardio session in. Food was on point. I will do my Chest and Back weights about 30 mins or so after dinner started a new routine of cardio only in the am and 3 day split for weights in the pm that I plan to try out for the next 4 weeks and evaluate. Got my chest/back workout in as well. Final Weigh In Amount 280.6 LBS.
-0 points [100 points]

I hit my goal and overall am amazed how fast and overall easy it is to do this challenge. I still have a lot of work to do but think I am locked in. I realize in the end the end results will come down to how important your fitness/health goals truly are to you. Obviously when I ignored them I gained a lot of weight was very unhealthy which is no surprise. Stop making excuses and achieve your goals. My goals are continuing to develop first plan to hopefully drop to 200-220lbs in 2012 then depending how it looks and bodyfat I will either keep cutting into 2013 or bulk to add muscle. My eventual goal is to get 10% or less bodyfat at 190-205 lbs I may hit the weight more precisely as I get closer to this. I sort of hope I can cut through 2012 and if I must the first couple months of 2013 then I plan to bulk for 2-3 months maybe more depending on gain and cut through the summer and go from there.

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Old Thu, March 15th, 2012, 05:10 AM   #3
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I'm in!

REALLY tough month because my parents are in China for the week at the beginning of April, and they LOVE taking me to eat out.

Guess filling days with walking around touring and playing badminton with my brother can help.

Plan:

Eat around 1700-2100 calories per day, clean food, try to eat at least 150 g of protein. Eat healthy carbs, like sweet potatoes, whole foods, oatmeal, but also don't limit myself if I have some calories spare.
Drink 4 L of water a day, exercise everyday[badminton or exercise bike]
Lift 3-4 times a week.

Starting weight: 95Kilos [209lbs] smack on.
Day 1 - Perfect [100]
Day 2 - Perfect [100]
Day 3 - Ate at 2am because I was starving, still kept calories below 1700, did cardio and weights, perfect. [100] Hope to weigh 93.x Kilos tomorrow.

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Old Fri, March 16th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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[Points: 97]

GOAL
: Weight Loss 8-10 lbs


COMMENT:


WORKOUT SCHEDULE

Workout 1:
leg stretches (10 min), Stationary bike (15 min) Triceps, back, shoulders, chest

Workout 2: leg stretches (10 min), Stationary bike (15 min) Biceps, legs, traps, calfs

Workout 3: leg stretches (10 min), Stationary bike (15 min) abs

Repeat


Note: I give myself Two days off a week randomly due to work as i work 20 hrs some times ....


MEAL SCHEDULE
Five meals per day


STARTING STATS
WEIGHT: 187.8
BODY FAT: 28
ARMS: 15
CALVES: 15
CHEST: 40
FOREARMS: 11.5
HIPS: 34
THIGHS: 22.5
WAIST: 36.5


END STATS
WEIGHT: 180
BODY FAT: 25
ARMS: 15.1
CALVES: 15
CHEST: 39.5
FOREARMS: 11.5
HIPS: 34
THIGHS: 22.5
WAIST: 35


DAILY LOG

APR 1: worked out and only ate food on my list no cheats...feels great to start [Points 100]

APR 2: work out completed no cheats so far haha [Points 100]

APR 3: Didn't go off the menu no work out today... rest day ...much needed after a long work night and day but ill still do my 50 push ups for ....Push up challenge [Points 100]

APR 4: So far so good ate good and did my work out after getting the rest needed. [Points 100]

APR 5: Went off the menu thanks to driving all night and trying to stay awake but i did get a good work out in before hand...1 point gone because of work .....[Points 99]

APR 6: Every thing went good... ate right, worked out, felt great, after slipping the last night. still adding my 50 push ups every day for the challenge [Points 99]

APR 7: I stayed on point with food and i had a good work out [Points 99]

APR 8: worked out skipped 1 of 5 meals to save cals for Easter dinner....i think i went over as i did not create any of the food....[Points 98]

APR 9: Did my work out even tho it wasnt the way i needed it to be since i could not get to gym and use the weight that is needed but the weights at home still work just not as much haha food was on track and now im facing a lonooong night for work so no work out 2marrow im sad...[Points 98]

APR 10: took a break from a work out spent my whole day dead tired but i did eat good but mainly lounging and watching netflix all day damn work [Points 98]

APR 11: Just did my work out for today so far on track with the food ..writing this now as i know i wont go off my cal zone as i will but driving all night. [Points 98]

APR 12: every thing went good...nice to get back in the gym, ate the foods planed. [Points 98]

APR 13: same as day before every went good [Points 98]

APR 14: work out went fine the food did not ...gotta get back in line tomorrow [Points 97]

APR 15: went hard on the work out food was on track [Points 97]

APR 16: another good work out and i stayed on course with my food [Points 97]

APR 17: work out went great staid on track with calories [Points 97]

APR 18: no work out today and i feel sad that i will miss 2 more work outs due to work ...calories are on track [Points 97]

APR 19: no work out due to working all last night i feel like jello. food was on point [Points 97]

APR 20: went to work and then went to work out haha food went great today [Points 97]

APR 21: work out was ok felt a lil weak as always food was on point [Points 97]

APR 22: just got done my work out...cals are on target [Points 97]

APR 23: i dont think i will hit my goal of 8 - 10 lbs ...i feel like i have been gaining more muscle mass even thogh ive been doing 12 reps and 4 sets of every exercise..ive been finding my self adding 10 lbs or so to every work out but every thing went good today[Points 97]

APR 24: gym was nice had fun cals are on point but tonight i have to work so my 2nd off day for working out this week already will be tomorrow...booo [Points 97]

APR 25: Well my work got canceled last night so i was able to work out today...with only one meal left to eat i can say my cals will be on point for the day [Points 97]

APR 26: No work out today, my 2nd break of the weak ..eating went well i stayed on track [Points 97]

APR 27: work out was nice cals are on point [Points 97]

APR 28: same as day before added weight to some of the work outs today [Points 97]

APR 29:work out was good food is on point [Points 97]

APR 30:ate the cals needed and work out [Points 97]

End: I made my goal right at 8 lbs feels good i coulda lost another 1 or 2 lbs if i didn't go off track those 3 times but im happy i made the goal for the month ...looks like o lost the most fat from my waist aka stomach as ur waist line is above ur belly button.

my points at the end of the challenge - 97

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Old Sun, March 18th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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I'm in!

Goal: Cutting/ lost body fat while maintaining muscle. At least 1-4%.

Workout:
Circuit weight training at least 3x weeks
HITT training: at least 2x week
Walking: 30 min at least 4x week

Diet:
5-6 meals/day every 2-3 hrs.
Good ratios/clean eating

Starting stats (3/18/12):
Weight: 128.4 lbs
BF%: 25.89
Waist: 29 in
Hip: 36.5

Apr.1-meals great, ran half marathon..workout good! [points: 100]
Apr. 2- drank lots of water, good eating, lots of walking, 30 min cardio [points-100]
Apr 3- great weight training sesh...shoulders were burning!, eating bad -1, cardio 30 min. [points: 99]
Apr 4- 2 hrs mountain hike, leg workout, eating good, posted late-1 [points: 98]
Apr 5- day off, good eating [points: 98]
Apr 6- eating ok, not on point -1 [points: 97]
Apr 7- eating great, 30 min cardio [points: 97]
Apr 8: eating was on point, I got plenty of protein and prepped all my meals for the coming week. I am ready to go!, no workout -1, [points:96]

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Old Sat, March 31st, 2012, 01:40 AM   #6
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marathon training hindered my ability to keep my body fat below 9 percent ( that is my excuse and I am sticking to it)
Goal: continue to lower the body fat until I peak out
Workout: Training 5-6 days per week.

Diet: 3 solid meals

Starting Stats 12.8 %/13.% ( the truth might be somewhere in the middle) bodyfat


April 1: no training 100%
April 2: Core Training was all about living in the land of pain. Heck I don't mind visiting but I am not to sure I want to live there. 100%
April 3: My body is feeling the pain, talk about sore 100%
April 4
the freshness of a new month offers us all wonderful possibilities. The struggles are real but so is our ability to overcome those wild and crazy obstacles, on this journey we share known as life. The training has be cruel but effective in my corner of the globe. The caloric content of my nutritional protocol leaves a little to be desired but other than that I am feeling thankful to be alive stay focused everyone 100%
April 5: 100%
April 6: What a wild week 100%
April 7: 100%
April 8:100%
April 9: 100%
April 10: 100%
April 11: 100% I hope everyone is motivate to perserve despite the obstacles, and determined to succeed even in the face of adversity.
April 12: 100% repeat what a wild week
April 13: One minor glitch in the program -1 ouch 99%
April 14: Feeling the luv 99%
April 15: Yummy we get to test out new nutritional protocols 99%
April 16: Ouch I hit a slippery slope -1 98%
April 17: Splat day ouch -1 97%
April 18: Two down -2 95%
April 19: Romancing the tiger and I got clawed ouch -1 94%
April 20: Holding Steady 94%
April 21: Tweaking the plan 93%
April 22: This is painful 93%
April 23: 93%
April 24: 93%
April 25: 93%
April 26: 90% Ouch did I mention i was standing in the middle of nowhere trying to get to somewhere...
April 27: -1 89%
April 28: -1 88%
April 29: -1 87%
April 30: -2 86% Okay another month older and not as much physique improvement to show for it as I would like
If I am blessed with another month despite my wild schedule I do intend to apply a little more diligence.

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