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Consistent April Challenge

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by Buster, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Buster

    Buster Active Member

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    Great to hear you had a good week of exercise Doug.

    I last worked out on Wednesday 22nd. I had a great day of eating and a really good workout.

    The next day, though, I awoke with a really high fever and severe diarrhoea. :o I spent most of that day in bed, drank lots of water and barely ate more than a piece of toast. That went on for a few days, and only now am I finally getting back to something resembling a normal diet. Annoying.

    Well, hopefully I can start eating properly and working out next week...
     
  2. TooMuch

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    Well, that rules out them squats, I guess.. :whistle:
     
  3. Buster

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    Says who? Dark shorts, my friend :lol:

    Am concentrating on getting the diet back towards normal today and I think I'll go to the gym tomorrow, so long as I feel a little more settled than today.

    Oh, I forgot to mention, I gave up alcohol from 21st April to 21st May. My girlfriend's pretty disappointed, and has emotionally blackmailed me to agree to have a mouthful of her wine if we're out, to which I agreed. At least then I can share in the taste without actually drinking a glass. :lol:
     
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    :spitcoffee: Now, THAT's hardcore old style training.
     
  5. Buster

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    Damn straight. "No stain, no gain"! :lol:
     
  6. Doug Miles

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    I disagree. That would be a shitty workout! :lol:
     
  7. Buster

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    Update for April 28, 2009

    Work out 3 days a week: Worked out today. On the right track for the week.

    Increase workout intensity: Felt a little tired today. Still need to get around to doing that gym playlist for my iPod :(

    Eat 5 or 6 small meals a day: I've had four so far, and will have my fifth in about 30-45mins. Maybe a quick snack before bed too.

    Cook more meals from scratch: Not a good start to the week! All packaged so far. Been busy.

    Limit alcohol consumption to a minimum: Not had anything more than a mouthful of my girlfriend's glass since April 21.

    Sleep 6-8 hours a night: Hopefully should get around 7 hours tonight.
     
  8. Doug Miles

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    Buster, looks like you're doing pretty good now. Way to go on reducing alcohol consumption. That's a tough one sometimes. Have you ever tried supplementing with anything for workout intensity? I am using Universal Shock Therapy, and my workouts are far more intense now.

    Update for April 28, 2009

    Weight train 3 days a week: Off day for lifting

    Cardio 3 days a week: 40 minutes on cross trainer at the gym (HIIT). Probably lost 5 pounds of sweat, great workout.

    Sleep 8 hours a night: 6 hours of sleep, ugh! But, I managed to get up at 5:00 am to lift.

    Drink at least a gallon of water each day: Still having trouble with this for some reason.

    Eat at least 150g of protein each day: Had about 100g.

    Keep cheats to a minimum: No cheats![/QUOTE]
     
  9. Doug Miles

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    April has come and gone. I give myself a grade of C- for this challenge. Some things I really need to work on as far as consistency. Buster, I will continue in a May Consistency Challenge if you want.

    Update for April 29 and April 30, 2009

    Weight train 3 days a week: Lifted on April 29, pretty intense!

    Cardio 3 days a week: 40 minutes on cross trainer (HIIT) on April 30. Another great workout.

    Sleep 8 hours a night: 6 hours of sleep on April 29 and April 30. I'm surprised I have ANY energy in the morning.

    Drink at least a gallon of water each day: Still trying to remember to drink, drink, drink.

    Eat at least 150g of protein each day: Probably only had 50 grams each day.

    Keep cheats to a minimum: Had a few chips, not too bad overall.
     
  10. Buster

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    I've not posted for a while, but things have finally been going well for me :)

    For the last 2 weeks, my workouts have been going well. I haven't missed any, and intensity levels have been good. My weights have been consistently increasing.

    My diet and sleep have also been good. I tried to cut out alcohol totally for a month. I didn't quite manage it - on 2 occasions I drank. But when I drank, I didn't drink so much. So, I think by taking a strict stance on alcohol, I've managed to lower my intake anyway. In turn, my diet has been better. I hope I can maintain this occasional drinking attitude.

    I'm up for extending the challenge to May. Shall I create a new thread, Doug? Hope you are on track.
     

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