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Chameleon's Jamaica Challenge

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by Chameleon, May 21, 2007.

  1. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    okay... here it is... this is really to motivate me to not cheat on anything (diet, lifting, cardio) for the next 6 weeks (41 days total)

    Here is the background (also posted in my journal):
    In 41 day’s I’ll be boarding a plane headed to Jamaica, by way of Miami. These next 41 day’s are going to be a personal test of my willpower, perseverance and discipline. Up until this point all of those qualities have been woefully lacking. To complete the task at hand, which is to drop some of my body fat and reveal the muscle I’ve put on in the past couple of years, I will need every bit of willpower, perseverance and discipline I can muster. Which means: forget the past, forget the failures, forget the cheats; and concentrate on the goal. It’s not going to be easy, but nothing worth having is ever easy. I’m not going to be joining any Monthly challenges, as this is a personal battle against myself and my cravings. I’m looking at a lemon biscotti with white chocolate on one side right now , I’m going to leave it on my desk to prove that it can sit there and not be eaten. Normally that would have been gone within 5 minutes of it landing on my desk. Today it’s been there for almost 5 hours, untouched.

    To help me keep my diet in line I did a LOT of food prep over the weekend. Roger made me chicken (3rd meal) on Friday, I made egg beaters and ground turkey for my first meal, and mashed sweet potatoes w/ cinnamon & splenda (3rd meal) on Sunday. I need to stop at Sam’s on the way home tonight and pick up a fresh pineapple for my last meal (5th meal)... I have the canned stuff, but fresh is just soooooo much better :nod: :drool:

    Oh and considering this is a challenge, even if it’s only with myself, I’m going to apply rules here to keep me straight and to punish myself if I don’t keep with it like I should.

    Challenge Rules
    Rule 1 – I MUST get 5 day’s of HIIT cardio in each week. (1 point for each workout = a max of 5 points each week)
    Rule 2 – I MUST get 4 lifting workouts in each week (1 point for each workout = a max of 4 points each week)
    Rule 3 – NO cheating on my diet AT ALL until I hit the resort in Jamaica on June 30th. I'm following the diet Mastover prepared for me. (1 point for each meal that is correct and on target = a max of 35 points each week [5 meals a day, 7 day’s a week]) note: my post workout shake does not count as a meal, it counts as part of my workout.

    That means that I have a potential of gaining 44 points each week if I do everything correctly, giving me a grand total of approximately 260 points (technically its 264 points however this week is starting today instead of Sunday and my trip starts on a Saturday so I’m subtracting 4 points for those two days).

    Now… as long as I get 90% or more of those points (234 points), I will be enjoying a nice full hour-long massage on the beach while in Jamaica. If I only get between 75% (195) and 89% (231) of the points, I’ll only get a ½ hour massage, and anything less than 75% of those points and I don’t get jack.

    So far my tally is = 3 points for meals (so far), 1 point for lifting, and 1 point for getting my HIIT in… so my total so far is: 5 points ;)

    I thought about doing something similar to the 100 points challenge, but I think gaining points is a much more positive approach than losing points ;)

    If I forget to post my numbers on any specific day I'll post them at the next convient time that I'm logged in. :tucool:


    EDIT:
    okay... as I posted in my journal, my original point total for the six weeks is flawed so I need to fix it.... the part that is flawed is that with two missing day's I'd automatically be 10 points down as I get 5 points just for meals each day, so by only deducting 4 total points for the two missing day's I'm automatically losing 6 points... I needed to subtract 10 points for those two day's so my actual total point count would be: 254, that means that 90% would be 228, 75% would be 190 and 89% would be 226. These are the new numbers I will be using for this challenge and they will not change again.
     
    #1 Chameleon, May 21, 2007
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  2. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    ....And if you get those 234 points, you get to have an entire pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain Supreme while luxuriating in your hour long message :)

    or as we say in the Bronx....messarge..lol
     
  3. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    hehe LOL :lol: that is some damn good coffee :nod:.. even better when you add a bit of Jamaican Rum Cream to it :p :drool:
     
  4. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    yesterday's report

    total points so far: 7 pts for yesterday, 1 pt so far today for meal #1

    8 pts

    no points lost yet ;)
     
  5. Jedi

    Jedi Well-Known Member

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    Yeh Jamaican Beach Body here we come :tucool:
     
  6. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    hey Jedi... yea, that's the plan :tucool:

    I get six points for today...

    5 points for meals & no cheats
    1 point for workout (leg day... and dayum... I'll try to remember to post it up in my journal tomorrow ;)

    so now my total is 13 points... oh, and I think I goofed up when I made the total points for the six weeks... I have two days less than 6 weeks and I only deducted 4 points from the total for those two days, and then I said that I'll get 5 points each day just for eating all 5 meals... well... two day's worth of meal points would be 10 points, not 4... so I think I'll go back tomorrow and deduct 10 points from the total and re-figure all my numbers ;)
     
  7. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    an explaination for why the points have changed is HERE in my Journal ;)

    I'll be posting my workouts from this week, later tonight when I get home... my log book is out in the truck or I would do it now :p

    so far everything is on track again for another perfect points day ;)
     
  8. Justitia

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    Good for you :tucool:
     
  9. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    THANKS! :D



    okay.. I finally brought my log book in, you can find my workouts for the past three day's HERE in my journal ;)

    I earned another 7 points yesterday, no cheats and I lifted and did cardio ;)

    so as of last night my total is up to: 20 points :claphigh:

    oh.. and this past weekend I weighed myself :( and was back up to 155 :(, but this morning, for the hell of it, I weighed myself and I'm back down to 152.5 :D:claphigh: Hopefully by midweek next week I'm down into the 140's... I haven't seen the 140's in a year :eek:... what I would really love is to see the 130's again :nod:, but at this point I'm just happy the numbers are going down :D:spaz:
     
    #9 Chameleon, May 24, 2007
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  10. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    for a quick report on yesterday you can go HERE;)

    I earned 6 points yesterday:

    Meals = 5
    Cardio = 1

    NEW TOTAL = 26 points ;)

    I'm thinking about a table format to keep up with my total points for cardio & workouts for the week... or at least a running tally for the week... sooo... for this week:

    WEEK 1
    Meals = 20 points (not including today)
    Cardio = 3
    Workouts = 3
    Total = 26

    I will copy and past this simple table each day and update it ;)

    so at this point this week I need two more cardio sessions and one more workout to recieve the maximum points for each, so that means I have to do cardio tomorrow to get all 5 possible points for this week (week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday) :tucool:
     
  11. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    I earned 7 points yesterday:

    Meals = 5
    Cardio = 1
    Workout = 1

    WEEK 1
    Meals = 25 points (not including today)
    Cardio = 4
    Workouts = 4
    Total = 33

    I'll post my workout from yesterday later this evening ;)
     
  12. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    hey all (if anyones reading :lol:) if you're interested my Memorial Day weekend update can be found HERE in my Journal

    now on to the points tally

    Saturday:
    Meals = 4
    Cardio = 1

    WEEK 1 TOTALS
    Meals = 29 points
    Cardio = 5
    Workouts = 4
    Total = 38

    Week 2:
    Sunday:
    Meals = 5

    Monday:
    Meals = 4
    Cardio = 1

    WEEK 2 (not including today)
    Meals = 9 points
    Cardio = 1
    Workouts = 0
    Total = 10

    Challenge Total to Date: 48 points
     
  13. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    WEEK 1 TOTALS
    Meals = 29 points
    Cardio = 5
    Workouts = 4
    Total = 38

    Tuesday:
    Meals = 5
    Cardio = 1
    Workout = 1 (back/shouders/bi's)
    total = 7

    Wednesday:
    Meals = 5
    Cardio = 1
    Workout = 1 (legs/chest/tri's)
    total = 7

    WEEK 2 (not including today)
    Meals = 19
    Cardio = 3
    Workouts = 2
    Total = 24

    TOTAL to date (not including today) = 62
     
  14. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    a full update of my lifting and cardio for last week can be found HERE

    WEEK 1 TOTALS
    Meals = 29 points
    Cardio = 5
    Workouts = 4
    Total = 38

    Thursday:
    Meals = 5
    Cardio = 1
    total = 6

    Friday:
    Meals = 5
    total = 5

    Saturday:
    Meals = 5
    Cardio = 1
    Workout = 1 (Back/Shoulders/Tri's)
    total = 7

    WEEK 2 TOTALS
    Meals = 34
    Cardio = 5
    Workouts = 3
    Total = 42

    TOTAL to date (not including today) = 80
     
  15. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    hey... on Thursday, May 24th I weighed in at 152.5 lbs... this past Saturday, June 2nd I weighed in at 151 lbs, so that's another pound and a half in 9 days... that's not too shaby :D now to break that 150 lb barrier this week and make it into the 140's hehe

    yesterday I had all five meals, no lifting, no cardio... it was a VERY lazy Sunday for me ;) hehe

    oh.. and I took progress pictures on Saturday that can be seen HERE in my journal ;)

    WEEK 1 Total = 38

    WEEK 2 Total = 42


    Sunday (June 3rd)

    meals = 5
    Total = 5

    TOTAL to date (not including today) = 85
     
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    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    yesterday's workout update can be found HERE ;)

    WEEK 1 Total = 38

    WEEK 2 Total = 42


    Monday (June 4th)

    meals = 5
    workout = 1
    cardio = 1
    Total = 7

    TOTAL to date (not including today) = 92
     
  17. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    hey all (if anyone's reading :p) if you're interested in yesterday's workout you can see it HERE

    WEEK 1 Total = 38

    WEEK 2 Total = 42


    Tuesday (June 5th)
    meals = 5
    workout = 1
    cardio = 1
    Total = 7

    Week 3 Totals
    meals = 15
    workout = 2
    cardio = 2
    Total = 19

    TOTAL to date (not including today) = 99
     
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  18. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    if you're interested in Thursday's Leg/Chest/Tri workout you can go HERE

    WEEK 1 Total = 38

    WEEK 2 Total = 42


    Wednesday (June 6th)
    meals = 5
    cardio = 1
    Total = 6

    Thursday (June 7th)
    meals = 5
    workout = 1
    Total = 6

    Week 3 Totals
    meals = 25
    workout = 3
    cardio = 3
    Total = 31

    TOTAL to date (not including today) = 111 :D
     
  19. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    today's workout can be found HERE ;)

    WEEK 1 Total = 38

    WEEK 2 Total = 42


    Friday (June 8th)
    meals = 4 (angle food cake at mom's b-day)
    cardio = 1
    Total = 5

    Saturday (June 9th)
    meals = 4 (cheat tonight at Annual Cheat Meal)
    workout = 1
    cardio = 1
    Total = 6

    Week 3 Totals
    meals = 33
    workout = 4
    cardio = 5
    Total = 43

    TOTAL to date = 122

    oh.. and my weight didn't go down this week... actually it went up half a point... this morning my weight was 151.5 lbs
     
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  20. Chameleon

    Chameleon Well-Known Member

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    alrighty then... this week is starting out a point down... to find out why.. go HERE :p

    WEEK 1 Total = 38

    WEEK 2 Total = 42


    WEEK 3 Total = 43

    Sunday (June 10)
    meals = 4
    Total = 4

    TOTAL to date (not including today) = 126
     

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