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John Stone's March 2008 "100 Challenge" (Completed)

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  1. John Stone

    John Stone Every day is Leg Day
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    Jan 20, 2004
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    Questions belong in this thread.

    Until the challenge begins, please refrain from making any posts in this thread except your Official Entry post. 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 March 1, 2008. You must have your starting post up by 7:00 AM (EST) on March 1, 2008--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):


    Sample Official "100 Challenge" post

    GOAL: Cutting

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

    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)

    Six meals per day, one cheat meal per week.

    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"


    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.)

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

    MAR 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]

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

    MAR 4:

    MAR 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.....
  2. Foley

    Foley Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2005
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    GOAL: Cutting

    COMMENT: I want to lose 4lbs of bodyfat.

    Monday: Weight training: ME UPPER
    Tuesday: Off
    Wednesday: Weight training: ME LOWER
    Thursday: Off
    Friday: Weight training: RE UPPER
    Saturday: Off
    Sunday: Off

    6 meals per day, 1 cheat meal per week, if at all necessary.

    WEIGHT: 197.5lbs
    BODYFAT: *
    ARMS: 14 (widest, arm hoziontal)
    CALVES: 16.25 (widest)
    CHEST: 37.5 (Nipple line)
    FOREARMS: 11.25 (widest)
    HIPS: 39.25 (natural hip line)
    THIGHS: 26 (widest)
    WAIST: 32 (natural waist line)
    * Somewhere around 11-11.5%. Getting calipers soon!




    MAR 1: Out of the town for the day but ate all meals as normal. Everything on track! :)
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 2: Had a clean cheat meal, if that makes sense. Rib Eye Steak and Broccoli instead of protein powder, olive oil and broccoli.
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 3: Did my workout this afternoon. Ate all scheduled meals. Another pass. :)
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 4: Another solid day! :)
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 5: Great leg workout and solid nutrition!
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 6: Another solid day! :)
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 7: Good day! :)
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 8: Away!

    MAR 9: Away!

    MAR 10: Everything back to normal.
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 11: Another solid day. No DOMS from Squats and Deads on Monday neither. :confused:
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 12: Good day today. This is getting rather easy! :)
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 13: Saved a probable diet cock up today. I'm glad! :nod::tucool:
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 14: I didn't update this day. I also had a scheduled cheat meal and one I shouldn't have had. Bad personal life.
    -2 points [98 points]

    MAR 15: Had a cheat day yesterday. Dunno how to grade that. Lets say 10 points cos I am having a bad time at the moment, but thats no excuse.
    -10 points [88 points]

    MAR 16: It's not about points any more, its about consistency. Perfect day.
    -0 points [88 points]

    MAR 17: Great ME Upper workout and spot on diet again! :)
    -0 points [88 points]

    MAR 18: Off days... easy.
    -0 points [88 points]

    MAR 19: Awesome leg workout! :D
    -0 points [88 points]

    MAR 20: Off days... easy.
    -0 points [88 points]

    MAR 21: Awesome workout! :D
    -0 points [88 points]

    MAR 22: Off days... easy.
    -0 points [88 points]

    MAR 23: Off days... easy.
    -0 points [88 points]

    MAR 24: Unplanned cheat meal, well forced by parents unplanned cheat meal.
    -1 point [87 points]

    MAR 25: Back on it today, yeah buddy! Leg day tomorrow! :D
    -0 points [87 points]
    #2 Foley, Feb 16, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2008
  3. tamondong1

    tamondong1 Active Member

    May 31, 2007
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    1.) Stay above 90 points (failed)
    2.) Not miss a post (failed)
    3.) Miss less than 2 weekend workouts (failed)
    4.) Target loss of 4 lbs. of body fat (failed)

    I'm 5'6" and started at 190 lbs at the beginning of January. At the end of February I weighed in at 178 lbs.

    Monday: Weight Training - Chest & Triceps
    Tuesday: Weight Training - Back & Biceps
    Wednesday: Aerobic Training - Boxing Cardio
    Thursday: Weight Training - Legs & Forearms
    Friday: Weight Training - Shoulders & Traps
    Saturday: Aerobic Training - Boxing Cardio
    Sunday: Aerobic Training - Boxing Cardio

    6 meals per day, 1800 - 2000 calories per day

    WEIGHT:178 lbs
    BODY FAT:20%ish

    WEIGHT:176 lbs
    BODY FAT: 17%ish

    DAY 1: (-0 for the day), [100 points total]
    I replaced today's cardio with yesterday's missed shoulders and traps routine. Off to a solid start.
    DAY 2: (-1), [99]
    I missed my boxing cardio again. However, I have good reason to believe that this will be a deviation from the norm for this month.
    DAY 3: (-1), [98]
    Missed chest and triceps. Now this is starting to worry me. I need to stop the laziness.
    DAY 4: (-0), [98]
    Pumped out a solid pushup workout in lieu of my normal chest and triceps routine. Getting back on the horse.
    DAY 5: (-0), [98]
    Working out felt awesome. (Romanian) Deadlifts are by far my favorite exercise.
    DAY 6: (-0), [98]
    Conversely to deadlifts, lunges are my least favorite exercise of the week. Getting shredded quads are worth it though.
    DAY 7: (-0), [98]
    Over 150g of protein intake attributed to just tuna, cottage cheese, and whey. Finally back on track with my normal lifting schedule.
    DAY 8: (-1), [97]
    This means that I cannot miss another weekend workout. The pressure is on; let's see how I do.
    DAY 9: (-0), [97]
    Did some tabata to mix things up a bit. It's pretty much hiit with shorter intervals.
    DAY 10: (-0), [97]
    Solid day. Nothing to comment about.
    DAY 11: (-0), [97]
    Continuing to keep things up. Another day in the books.
    DAY 12: (-2), [95]
    Went and did errands all day, missed my workout and definitely did not eat enough calories, let alone protein.
    DAY 13: (-0), [95]
    The legs got a nice change of pace outdoors. I can't wait for the official start of spring.
    DAY 14: (-0), [95]
    Shoulders are feeling awesome. Trying to get that perfect "V" figure.
    DAY 15: (-0), [95]
    Awesome day on the courts playing tennis. Soaking up the sun as much as I can.
    DAY 16: (-1), [94]
    So I failed one of my goals by missing my third weekend workout this month. Still need to keep strong though.
    DAY 23: (-13), [81]
    College Student Debauchery + Spring Break = Disaster. Although I missed 7 workouts and 6 posts, I am very proud that I ate clean.
    DAY 24: (-0), [81]
    Back on track with an awesome triceps and chest day. I love dips (not the ones that go with chips, of course).
    DAY 25: (-0), [81]
    I was sweating buckets during my back and biceps workout. I'm lovin' it.
    DAY 31: (-10), [71]
    Five days without a workout or post so a final docking of 10 points was in order. However, today offered much promise for April.

    March has been bittersweet to say the least. On one hand I excelled with my nutrition, erring only once during the entire month. As a stark contrast, I missed a total of 11 posts and missed 16 planned workouts; the word "unacceptable" comes to mind. I also failed all four of my goals that I stated at the beginning of the month. Not to be too harsh on myself, I did have a week of Spring Break (which was much needed and much enjoyed). However, getting back into the groove was a bit more challenging, as shown by five days of sheer laziness at the end of the month. So with the exception of today's workout and the pair of workouts at the beginning of last week, these past two weeks have been a wash.

    Given that I trained for less than half of the month, I am pleased with the progress that I was able manage. In terms of my progress, I have started to notice definition in my arms and torso. Compared to February, March has brought on much more visible change. Albeit there is still quite a bit of fat to go, I am well on my way. This past month has taught me that my diet is far-and-away the #1 factor in losing fat. I can only imagine the 1-2 punch that can be expected with the combination of a strict regimen of diet and exercise. This means I cannot be complacent. I have to use these positive results to drive me further and become extra committed in April to have my best month yet.

    As for my plan in April, I have decided to tweak my training a little. The first change can better be described as a major overhaul rather than a tweak. I have decided to eliminate LISS cardio from my training. I know it sounds a bit ridiculous, but I am going to see how it goes. The only effect that I've gotten from my cardio is pure exhaustion, and nothing more. I'm going to see what happens and adjust my plans accordingly. In the interim, I'll replace my cardio days with sessions of extra ab, calf, and forearm training. In regards to the other tweak in my routine, I have decided to add a rest day. I've noticed that I skip workouts on the weekends not because I'm lazy, but mostly because I'm plain tired. Although I still intend on retaining my Saturday workout, Sundays will officially be my weekly "recharge" day to rest up for the upcoming week. If I stay committed for these next two months, I know my beach body will be waiting for me at the end of May.
    #3 tamondong1, Feb 16, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2008
  4. AzDesertRhino

    AzDesertRhino Active Member

    Jan 5, 2008
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    I'm in for another round.

    GOAL: Consistently improve my general health and fitness and continue to lose weight.

    COMMENT: I am going to allow more flexibility this month. February was tough and lost a lot of points due to job situations.


    Days of work-outs may be adjusted due to work schedule. Also, getting a different piece of equipment on 03-01-08 so some adjustments may be made.

    Monday: Treadmill 25 min. (aerobic, fasted, AM); Weight training: Back (PM)
    Tuesday: Treadmill 25 min. (aerobic, fasted, AM): Weight Training: Arms (PM)
    Wednesday: Treadmill 25 min. (aerobic, fasted AM); Weight Training: Legs (PM
    Thursday: Treadmill 25 min. (aerobic, fasted AM): Weight Training: Shoulders (PM)
    Friday: Treadmill 25 min. (aerobic, fasted AM); Weight training: Chest (PM)
    Saturday Treadmill 25 min. (aerobic, fasted) (AM)
    Sunday Rest Day : Optional Cheat Meal

    Five to Six meals per day, one cheat meal per week. Eat Clean


    WEIGHT: 267 pounds (Weigh in: A.M. prior to Cardio or meal)
    BODY FAT: Beyond measurement

    (All measurements relaxed, in the morning, 03-01-08)
    WEIGHT: 267.0 (COOL!! Lost 10 pounds in the February Challenge!!)
    BODY FAT: Still way too much!
    ARMS: 14.50
    CALVES: 18.25
    CHEST: 47.25
    FOREARMS: 13.50
    HIPS: 48.50
    THIGHS: 28.50
    WAIST: 50.50


    BODY FAT: Still way too much!

    Mar 1 - 100 points - Good day.
    Mar 2 - Planned off day. Worked trying to get room ready for new equipment.. Had Arby's as cheat meal. Back to it tomorrow.
    Mar 3 - 30 min Cardio in A.M. Fasted, Ate all meals, small workout on new equipment. 100 points.
    Mar 4 - No Cardio today. Reworking work out plan. Going to a split routine. Ate well. Lifted on new equipment.
    Mar 5 - Solid day but cheated on a meal . -1 point 99 left
    Mar 6 - Good day - Good Workout- Ate Well - 99 points
    Mar 7 - Excellent day - 0 points lost! 99 balance
    Mar 8 - Good day. Did cheat on one meal. Rework of workout program since buying new equipment complete. Bought more weight plates. -1 point 98 Balance. Suspended Cardio on treadmill until further notice.
    Mar 9- First real workout on the new Tuff Stuff. Think I'm really going to like it. Ate my cheat meal today as planned. 98 point balance.
    Mar 10 - Good workout this morning. Ate all meals as planned. 98 point balance.
    Mar 11 - Good day. Good workout this morning and some Cardio on the treadmill this evening. Ate proper! 98 points
    Mar 12 - Solid workout but had a 6" sub at Subway for dinner. Not planned so -1 point. 97 point balance.
    Mar 13 - planned day off. ate clean. 97 balance
    Mar 14 - Solid day. Good workout & good eating. 97 points left.
    Mar 15 - Good workout this morning. Really beginning to like the new equipment. Decided to have cheat meal today. Will eat clean Mañana!!:tu:
    Mar 16 - Almost forgot to post. No work out on Sunday.-1 for eats had at grand daughters B'day party. 96 points.
    Mar 17 - Happy St. Pat's Day. Good work out today and ate as planned. 96 points.
    Mar 18 - Good workout. Bad eating. Had meetings in Phoenix with chiefs from Cincinnati. Obligated to go to lunch. -1 point - 95 balance.
    Mar 19 - Solid day, good workout, good eats. 95 Bal.
    Mar 20 - Rest day due to work schedule. Ate good until dinner. Wife wanted to go out and I didn't eat healthy. -1 point. 94 Balance.
    Mar 21 - Solid day. 94 points.
    Mar 22 - Good day. Good workout. Ate clean. 94 points.
    Mar 23 - Easter Sunday - Did work out this morning. Had cheat meal, dinner at daughters. 94 points. Good day.
    Mar 24 - Good workout and good eating. 94 points.
    Mar 25 - Good workout but ate some crap I shouldn't have today. -1 point. 93 point balance.
    Mar 26 - Day off from work outs. Good eating. 93 points.
    Mar 27 - Solid workout and marginally good eating -1 balance 92 points.
    Mar 28 -Solid day all the way!! 92 points
    Mar 29 - Good workout, ate as planned except lunch. -1 91 points.
    Mar 30 - Cheat meal today. Good workout this morning. 91 points.
    #4 AzDesertRhino, Feb 16, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2008
  5. Jokat

    Jokat Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
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    I'm in this month. I have been through a rough patch but all that is behind me and I am looking forward to getting back into training.


    Lose BF and preserve muscle in an effort to get lighter for mountain biking and to look better naked. :-)


    Initially 2500 Calories per day (adjusted as necessary to lose weight) split as follows...

    Protein: 35%
    Carbs: 40%
    Fat: 25%

    Eaten in a minimum of 6 meals per day.


    1. I cannot perform strenuous exercise (doctors orders) due to a recent illness for at least 4 weeks (second opinion) but will have to play it by ear.
    2. I am allowing myself one cheat meal per week which will include a meal and desert.
    3. All other meals must be according to my planned calories which I am tracking via FitDay.
    4. I will subtract points for failing to update both this page and FitDay each and every day.
    5. I will perform 3 weight training sessions per week unless I have to travel for business in which case I will perform bodyweight exercises in my hotel room if at all possible.
    6. I will perform at least two cardio based (walking/cycling/running etc) sessions per week and one on the weekend.
    7. Obey all regular rules of the challenge.

    Starting stats:

    Weight: 88.70 kg (195.55 pounds)
    Body Fat: 17.20%
    LBM: 73.44 kg
    Target BF: 10% (not all in this month!)
    Estimated Weight at 10% BF: 81 kg


    MARCH 1 (100pt)

    MARCH 2 (97pt)

    Forgot all about the challenge yesterday - Damn leap year :mad: -1
    Didn't count calories on Fitday -1
    Had a cheat yesterday (chocolate mousse cake and ice-cream) but I am going to count it as my cheat for the week so no points lost for that (yet!).
    Not a good start at all but what is done is done.
    No cheats today at all, counted all calories in Fitday and came in a little low but rather that than too high. Did not exercise this weekend so unfortunately -1 for that. Exhausted now so time for bed, up early tomorrow for gym, I cant wait.

    MARCH 3 (97pt)

    Good day today, excellent workout this morning but I may have over done it slightly (in light of my recent illness), as I am feeling a little pain in my stomach/liver area. Early to bed and see how I feel tomorrow morning. Hopefully I will be well enough to take my dog for a run, because I promised her I would take her tonight and haven't. Calories have come in slightly below target but I am not too worried about it because I lost no weight last week, although I did lose some bodyfat.

    MARCH 4 (97pt)

    Another good day, I ate just under my calorie allowance. I went running this afternoon with my dog and tomorrow I will go to the gym. I woke up early this morning and spent some time re-designing my daily routine and I think I have come up with something that will allow me to get a full 8 to 9 hours sleep a night as well as free time (not much but some) and time with family. Hopefully I will feel a little less stressed on this new schedule too. :tucool::tucool: No points lost.

    MARCH 5 (96pt)

    Last night I sat here at my desk wondering what the hell it was I was forgetting and this morning I woke up and realised. Dammit. So -1 for forgetting to update, on an otherwise perfect day. Dammit!

    MARCH 6 (96pt)

    Great day today. Had an excellent run after work with my dog, updated Fitday (came in slightly low again but no to worry), and am ready for bed before nine o'clock. No points lost.

    MARCH 7 (94pt)

    Its late but I am not going to miss my update, however I will not be counting calories today (-1). My team at work had a get together tonight, a barbecue and drinks and while I made good food choices and skipped desert I cannot accurately count the calories I ate. I do think I came in roughly at or below my allowed calories but I cannot be sure. So no exercise today for the same reason (-1). I don't feel guilty though because I have made all the right choices today.

    MARCH 8 (93pt)

    Missed update. -1

    MARCH 9 (93pt)

    Morning update. Yesterdays update was forgotten in the mists of exhaustion. It really is amazing how reliant one becomes on sleep when you are used to getting it and when you are training. Evening update. Excellent day indeed. I designed a brand new workout that I think I am really going to enjoy, perhaps if I have time tomorrow I will post it up here for all to see. I did day one of the new workout today and I think I am going to feel it tomorrow. I am off on business on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday unfortunately but I plan to fit in all three of my workouts today, tomorrow and on Tuesday. All meals were eaten today and I came in just under calories on Fitday so all is well. No further points lost thank goodness.

    MARCH 10 (93pt)

    Excellent day today. All calories accounted for in Fitday and below max allowed. No exercise but I trained yesterday which was unplanned so I guess that counts. I upgraded my gym membership today to a premier membership so I can now train at any branch of the gym country wide. This was necessary due to the amount of traveling I have been doing lately. So no excuses.
    Getting an early night tonight and I cant wait. Sleep tight.

    MARCH 16 (81pt)

    I considered not updating this thread anymore out of embarrassment for my lack of participation but that would be quitting, and I have decided that quitting is for losers. So I have fallen a bit behind and I have deducted points for it. To be honest my diet and training have all been on track, in fact surprisingly well on track considering last minute business travel during which I went to gym everyday but one. So I may not finished at the top of the bunch this time around but I am not going to quit.
    #5 Jokat, Feb 16, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2008
  6. Bambam07

    Bambam07 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
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    Time to get back in the game

    I am in. Don't call it a come back, I have been here for years, unfortunatly I do not have LL Cool J's Abs to show for it, so lets get our challenge on! :tucool:


    Lose 8-10 lbs in March


    1800- 2200 Calories a day- Carb Cycling. 3 days low, one day high and repeat.

    Eat a minimum of 4 meals per day. (6 meals a day started 3/17)


    1. Relax but work hard- I tend to make this the most important thing in life...... for 6 weeks then burn out.
    2. I am allowing myself one cheat meal per week which will include a meal and 1 yummy coffee.
    3. All other meals must be of the clean variety.
    4. I will subtract points for failing to update both this page
    5. I will go to the gym at the YMCA in my building
    - Morning LISS 30 Minutes- Mon-Sat
    - After Work LISS and Abs - 3 days a week (When wife is working)
    - Lunch Hour train hard and fast 35-40 Minutes Mon-Fri (Body part per day except Bi's/Tris done together)
    - Sunday off from the gym

    Starting stats:

    Weight: 228 lbs

    March 1- Morning LISS - 100 points
    March 2- Ate perfect, had my yummy coffee for the week- 100 points
    March 3- 5 Clean Meals (Eating 5th now), Morning LISS, Afternoon Training (Arms)- 100 Points
    March 4- What a horrible day- new job basically told me I need to be perfect or leave- Why did I major in accounting again. Well I wanted to skip it all but that is what got me here so.... 5 clean meals, Morning LISS, Lunch Training (Chest), and Afternoon LISS to round it out. - 100 Points
    March 5- Perfect day- 100 points
    March 6- Perfect Day- 100 points
    March 7- Another perfect day- I am in the zone- now I need to stay there this time!!- 100 points
    March 8- All's good- changed high carb (and cheat meal) till tomorrow- Ready for UNC to kick Duke's butt!! - 100 points
    March 9- Sunday is pretty tough to mess up- no gym, and a cheat meal- no problem- 100 points
    March 10- DST really stinks!!! However, I still got up did LISS, and trained arms at lunch time. We had this huge cake and cookies for someone's birthday and I had exactly zero bites!! It was not even an issue. Being in the zone makes it easy, what is usually tough is staying in the zone!!
    March 11- Good as Usual (for this month anyway) 100 points
    March 12- Perfect - 100 points
    March 13- GYm has broken AC, so it was rougher then usual but sweaty is good!!- 100 Points
    March 14- Skipped Lunch Training to see UNC kick FSU butt- made up for it after work- ate perfect- 100 Points
    March 15- UNC Wins again and I did everything to plan as usual (in March 08)- 100 points
    March 16- UNC win ACC!! - HIIT and perfect eating- 100 points
    March 17- Top o' the morning to ya all- Perfect day on ye Irish day- 100 points
    March 18- Perfection!! - 100 points
    March 19- Morning Cardio, Missed Training, Missed Post- D'oh - 98 Points
    March 20- Good Stuff- missed Post- 97
    March 21- Fine except Post- 96
    March 22- Perfect down to 217 - 23 lbs down since February 1st. - 96 points
    March 23- Sunday is a no brainer, no gym, cheat meal, no problem- 96 Points
    March 24- Perfect- 96 points
    March 25- Missed Training today- Unavoidable today- really. Still did Morning LISS, and ate perfect- 95 points
    March 26- Perfect- 95 Points
    March 27- Felt like crap- but pushed through it!!- 95 Points
    March 28- Felt much better- sleep helps, perfect- 95 Points
    March 29- Crap, forgot to post- 94 Points
    March 30- Perfect and remembered to post this time- 94 Points
    March 31- Perfect - 94 points this month, lost most of them from posting and not skipping the gym so I am content- On to April!!
    #6 Bambam07, Feb 16, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
  7. Mahke

    Mahke Active Member

    Feb 9, 2008
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    Also in. :)

    GOAL: Weight loss, improved fitness, improved flexibility. Statistically, lower my bodfat % significantly, lose at least 10lbs. My gym's scales weight me 5kg lighter than my home scales - by end of March, I want the home scales to match what the gym scales say today!

    COMMENT: I'm currently very overweight, but with an under-layer of muscle from my past 10 months Taekwon-Do training (and a childhood of competitive swimming; yes, the decent shoulders have stayed with me!). The goal is to remove the fat, and increase the muscles :) It won't all happen this month (that might kill me!) but I want March to be the key month in my future transformation.

    I also want to improve my flexibility, so will try and incorporate stretching into every post-workout evening. This was raised in a recent health test at the gym, so hopefully they will have some ideas, otherwise I will just do the stretching I do at TKD.

    Monday: Taekwon-Do (90 mins)
    Tuesday: Mixed cardio, 30 mins. Weights
    Wednesday: Taekwon-Do (90 mins)
    Thursday: Mixed cardio, 30 mins. Weights
    Friday: REST
    Saturday: Mixed cardio, 30 mins. Weights
    Sunday: Treadmill (running/walking), 45mins - 1hr. Try and do 5km week 1, 6km week 2, 7km week 3, 8km week 4. (10k race coming in May)

    Six meals per day, one cheat meal per week. Stay within my calorie intake (else minus 1 point). I do not lose a point if I skip a cheat meal, but I do for each cheat meal above my weekly allowance. Minus 1 point if my daily carb/fat intake exceeds my protein intake (protein powder allowed, providing I stay within my daily cals!).

    Daily calorie allowance: 2800

    WEIGHT: 266lbs
    BODY FAT: 39%-ish (to be revised when correct stats available)



    Day 1: Well, crap day today for non-fitness reasons (see my journal). So, no gym (-1). I have, however, only eaten 1 lamb steak due to said crap day, so am within my calorie count. But I should be eating more, so am deducting a point for that, too (-1). Tally: 98

    Day 2: Another zero day workout-wise (-1), although my diet is going ok so far (oats, juice, banana) and meeting wifey at her work for lunch followed by a good walk around London, so that'll be ok. Then dinner tonight at her folks for Mother's Day; will try and be good. Good news: down to 18st 11 from yesterday's post-pigfest 19st. Water-loss, but good to see anyway. [97]

    Day 3: Third zero day yesterday (-1) due to being tired from looking for somewhere to live. Tonight, though, (Day 4) I will definitely go to the gym. Diet was fair but imperfect (-1). [95] Losing points fast!
    #7 Mahke, Feb 17, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2008
  8. Riser

    Riser Active Member

    May 29, 2007
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    In for March!

    Going to be cutting.
  9. lancedefrance

    lancedefrance Active Member

    Nov 26, 2007
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    GOAL: Bulking

    COMMENT: After spending the last 4 weeks cutting and dropping 3 KGs of my body weigh. I would like to go onto bulking and pack on a bit more muscle.

    After getting some advice from forum dwellers, I am going to go back onto full body workouts 3 days a week, as opposed to doing split day training (was on 5 day split).

    Day1 Full body training.
    Day2 Optional Boxing training.
    Day3 optional Pt session in the morning, Full body training in the afternoon.
    Day4 Optional cardio or a rest day, I am leaning towards rest as cardio will detract from my bulk.
    Day5 Full body training.
    Day6 Rest
    Day7 Optional fitness class (Step), fitness class (Attack), fitness class (Balance)

    Ps. These classes run for approx 50 mins, and they are excellent for cardio fitness.
    If you are curious about any of these fitness classes then you can check them out here
    They are offered in many gyms around the world.

    I will be on a bulking diet, 6 Meals a day with a post work out shake on weight days. This is going to be a high protein diet. Two cheat meals per week are allowed.

    I will try to update this everyday however I am not going to take points of for not updating daily. The minimum number of updates will be 3 - 4 times a week, any less than that and I will deduct points for noncompliance.

    STARTING STATS 01/03/2008
    WEIGHT: 82.7 KG
    BODY FAT: 15.8 (Measured using an electric scale so probably not that accurate)
    Bicep relaxed R
    Bicep flexed R
    NOTE: All measurements are in CM not Inches

    General note: My work situation might be changing significantly. I might be working away on a client site 5 days a week. The site is quite remote and would mean that I would struggle to fit my gym work as I will be doing 12 hr days 5 days a week. Regardless of my work commitments I will deduct points for missing resistance training sessions however I will not deduct points for missing anything else. That’s why 'optional' appears next to most none essential workouts. I just hope that I can at least maintain my fitness level.

    March 01: Cardio day, fitness class attack and balance.
    [100 Points]

    March 02: My first day on the new program, Full body training pushed it hard and diet was good.
    [100 Points]

    March 03: Boxing session, I got in the ring for the first time in my life. It was a great experience to be able to do some light sparring with my instructor and also to get a feeling for how hard it really is. I had two sets of wraps wrapped around my hand and I still ended up with 2 cuts on my right hand knuckles. Its all part of the fun :)
    [100 Points]

    March 04: I had my Pt session this morning, started with Squats, DL, snatches, overhead squats, clean and jerk, and ended up with Zercher squats and good mornings, overall a good session. Weights training in the pm was equally good, did front squats which is rather new to me.
    [100 Points]

    March 05: My neck is still sore from my injury a couple of weeks ago, I went to see a physio and he told me to take it easy on the weights and exercise in general. It will require several visits to mobilise the vertebrae back to increase my ROM and get rid of the pain. In summary no cardio tonight - 1 point.
    [99 Points]

    March 06: Had an excellent workout this morning while still taking it easy on some of the exercises and not doing anything that the physio advised against like military press, heavy bench, heavy squats etc. One of the floor instructors helped me though out the workout which was great :)
    [99 Points]

    March 07: Rest Day
    [99 Points]

    March 08: I did my two fitness classes (Attack and Step).
    [99 Points]

    March 09: Good work out although I couldnt increase the weight on my DL and Squats. Actually I had to drop the weight because I was super setting them :(
    [99 Points]

    March 10: No Boxing training, instructor wasnt feeling very well. I did Attack instead, will do my boxing training on Wednesday instead.
    [99 Points]

    March 11: PT session, started with light squats, moved onto agility training with box jumps and side jumps. Moved onto Heavier squats, then light DL, sumo DL, Jefferson DL, Zercher squats, Good mornings, front squats.
    PM weights training session although I skipped the front squats and good mornings since I did them earlier that day.
    [99 Points]

    March 12: Legs are sore from yesterday, I had a great night sleep and I had my boxing session that was scheduled for monday.
    [99 Points]

    March 13: Legs are feeling better, had my weights training session as scheduled and now i am having my yummy oats and fruits breakie :).
    [99 Points]

    March 14: rest day.
    [99 Points]

    March 15: Two fitness classes attack and balance.
    [99 Points]

    March 16: weights training as planned.
    [99 Points]

    March 17: I had to cancel my cardio session as I had a late meeting. Diet was also crap so thats - 2 points.
    [97 Points]

    March 18: I had an early meeting today so I had to cancel my PT session (- 1 point). I did my weights training as scheduled but training wasnt that great, the gym was packed and I spent so much time just talking to people and waiting for equipment. Also I tried to push my weights up as I am supposed to but i just couldnt so overall not very happy ( - 1 point).
    [95 Points]

    March 19: Skipped cardio training today, however I had my boxing session (-1 point).
    [94 Points]

    March 20: Weights training as planned.
    [94 Points]

    March 21: Rest day.
    [94 Points]

    March 22: Cardio day, 3 fitness classes Attack, Step, and Balance.
    [94 Points]

    March 23: Resistance training as planned.
    [94 Points]

    March 24: No cardio training and diet was crap - 2 points.
    [92 Points]

    March 25: Pt session this morning, started by box DLs, Box shrugs, Box High Pull, Snatches, Overhead Squats, waist snatches with overhead squats, clean and jerk (mostly just cleans), 2 sets of heavy squats .
    [92 Points]

    March 26: Weight training as planned, also had my boxing training session however I feel so disappointed in myself as I quit boxing training today. I have never quit before but I just realised that I am not really going to excel in it. In fact I am rather bad at it besides its such a hard sport that requires a lot of time and dedication that is currently directed towards other fitness related goals :(
    What is even worst is that the instructor today (before I told him the bad news) asked me if I wanted to spar with other in the ring with people who are at my level and also told me about others who quit after 1 session because they realise how hard it is.
    [92 Points]

    March 27: no fitness class today as I am out of town so thats - 1 point.
    [91 Points]

    March 28: car trouble this morning, however I went in the PM after work.
    [91 Points]

    March 29: Fitness class as planned (Attack).
    [91 Points]

    March 30: This is the start of my 5th week on this total body training program all is good.
    [91 Points]

    March 31: I spent half an hour this morning at the gym practicing Olympic lifts, overhead squats and grip for front squat. Nothing heavy or difficult really just kept it light weight and focused on technique. Step fitness class in the afternoon, George the instructor was excellent as usual. She is really good, funny and hot :)
    [91 Points]

    This month went by very quickly, Bulking appears to be on target. I will do some measurements later but I am definitely heavier.

    I know that I didnt do any measurements for the start of this month as take the last measurements from the 18th of Feb as starting month measurements.

    End measurements (no clothes boxer shorts only which is different from the short and teeshirt that I usually wear).

    End STATS 31/03/2008
    WEIGHT: 84.5 KG
    BODY FAT: Unknown
    Bicep relaxed R 32.5
    Bicep flexed R 39
    Chest 105
    waist 88
    Hips 104
    Thigh 63.5
    NOTE: All measurements are in CM not Inches
    #9 lancedefrance, Feb 18, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
  10. chapman

    chapman Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2004
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    I´m in.

    GOALS: Fat loss (4% Body fat)

    Monday: 45 mins (LISS cardio, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Back (PM)
    Tuesday: 45 mins (LISS cardio, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Chest, abs (PM)
    Wednesday: 45 mins (LISS cardio, fasted) (AM);
    Thursday: 45 mins (LISS cardio, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Legs
    Friday: 45 mins (LISS cardio, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Shoulders, arms(PM)
    Saturday: Off
    Sunday: Off

    Six meals per day, one cheat day per week.

    WEIGHT: 79.6 kg
    BODY FAT: 21%
    WAIST: 94 cm

    From March 5th until March 9th I´ll be off to a ski trip, so no workout as scheduled nor updating those days.

    March 1st, 6 meals, 100 points
    March 2nd, 6 meals, 100 points
    I´m taking an unscheduled couple of days off before my ski trip, so it goes like this...
    March 3d, skipped cardio (-1), skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 98 points
    March 4th, skipped cardio (-1), skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 96 points
    March 5th-March 9th, Scheduled ski trip, 96 points
    March 10th, skipped cardio (-1), skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 94 points
    March 11th, 45' LISS cardio, skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 93 points
    March 12th, 45' LISS cardio, 6 meals, 93 points
    March 13th, 45' LISS cardio, weights, 6 meals, 93 points
    March 14th, 45' LISS cardio, skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 92 points
    March 15th, 6 meals, 92 points
    March 16th, 6 meals, 92 points
    March 17th, 45' LISS cardio, skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 91 points
    March 18th, 45' LISS cardio, skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 90 points
    March 19th, 45' LISS cardio, 6 meals, 90 points
    March 20th, skipped cardio (-1), skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 88 points
    March 21st, 45' LISS cardio, skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 87 points
    March 22nd, 6 meals, 87 points
    March 23d, 6 meals, 87 points
    March 24th, 45' LISS cardio, skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 86 points
    March 25th, 45' LISS cardio, skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 85 points
    March 26th, 45' LISS cardio, 6 meals, 85 points
    March 27th, 45' LISS cardio, skipped weights (-1), 6 meals, 84 points
    March 28th, 45' LISS cardio, lifting workout, 6 meals, 84 points
    March 29th, unscheduled 45' LISS cardio, 6 meals, 84 points
    March 30th, 6 meals, 84 points
    March 31st, skipped cardio, lifting workout, 6 meals, 83 points

    MARCH 2008 "100 challenge" results:

    03/01/08: Weight 79.6 kg, BF 21%, LBM 62.88kg, fat 16.71 kg, waist 93 cm
    03/31/08: Weight 78.8 kg, BF 20%, LBM 63.04kg, fat 15.76 kg, waist 91 cm

    Change in body weight: -0.8kg
    Change in %BF: -1% (Goal not achieved)
    Change in LBM= +0.156 kg
    Change in fat mass= -0.956 kg
    Change in waist: -2 cm

    Total score: 83 points

    Cardio: 18 sessions scheduled, 5 missed
    Liftting: 15 sessions scheduled, 12 missed (need I say more?)
    Diet: 26x6 meals scheduled, none missed
    4 cheat days scheduled, none used.
    Posting: All updates on time. Saturday´s post done on sundays for scheduled technical reasons.

    Although a complete disaster compared to February´s challenge, it is clear that joining these challenges has changed the meaning of the word "disaster" for me. This time "disaster" means not acheiving the goals set, even though that translates into a slight increase in lean body mass and one Kg of ugly fat gone for good.
    "Disaster" meant adding 4 Kg of pure fat last December, so see you all in April´s challenge.

    My journal
    #10 chapman, Feb 18, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2008
  11. Royality

    Royality Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    GOAL: Cutting

    COMMENT: Lose 8lbs of Fat

    Monday: Run (20 Minutes)(am), Full Body Workout (pm)
    Tuesday: Run (20 Minutes)(am)
    Wednesday: Run (20 Minutes)(am), FBW (pm)
    Thursday: Run (20 minutes)(am)
    Friday: Run (20 Minutes)(am), FBW (pm)
    Saturday: Rest
    Sunday: Run (20 Minutes)(am)

    Five meals per day, one cheat meal per week.

    WEIGHT: 175 pounds
    BODY FAT: 25


    Personal Conditions: As I work on a rota cardio may be switched to evenings (work 4am shifts). Drink at least 3 liters of water a day.


    MAR 1: Rest day. Had my cheat meal today, Dominos! Only drank about 1.5l of water (but only just thought of the idea!)(99) 99pts.

    MAR 2: Work at 4am. Missed a meal (98). Didn't run due to falling asleep (97). Not a great start to the campaign. :(

    MAR 3: Everything as planned. :) (97)

    MAR 4: Everything as planned except for the update. :( (96)

    MAR 5: Again, everything as planned bar an update. (95)

    MAR 6: Didn't drink enough water (94), everything else okay! :) (94)

    MAR 7: I didn't update (93) because I fell asleep at 5pm (got up to work at 3am). Ended up waking up at 11am the next day! Guess I'm tired. Didn't run or do weights though due to exhaustion. (92)

    MAR 8: Down to 171lbs so I guess I'm going well! Cheat day today was fun, had a cream cake and 3 bottles of beer. About 2500 calories so nothing too bad. :) (92)

    MAR 9: Perfect day. :) (92)

    MAR 10: Everything appears to be in order. Worked a 4am-12pm shift at work (with 4 hours of sleep) but still managed to get to the gym. Ate well (if a little low on protein); I even turned down kebab despite ordering and collecting it for the rest of my family. I'm building up a streak! :D (92)
    #11 Royality, Feb 18, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2008
  12. Matthieu

    Matthieu Active Member

    Apr 25, 2007
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    GOAL: Cutting.

    COMMENT: I want to be at 83K in end of March (-5K). The idea is to be ready for Bulking in 2 months (Bulk starts 1 May).

    Monday: Weight training: chest
    Tuesday: Weight training: back
    Wednesday: Stationary bike (60mins)
    Thursday: Weight training: legs
    Friday: Weight training: shoulders(PM)
    Saturday: Rest
    Sunday: MountainBike (1-2h)

    Six meals per day, one cheat meal per week, Carb Cycling (first time I do this: still working on diet).

    STARTING STATS (all this will be filled just before march).

  13. Durwood

    Durwood Well-Known Member

    Jul 25, 2004
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    GOAL: To drop a few pounds.

    This is my third consecutive challenge. I'm 6'4". My January 1st start weight was 287lbs and I lost around 10lbs in Jan [Scoring 85 points] and about 5lbs during Feb [Scoring 85 points]. My aim this month in order of priority is eating clean, focused weights, and cardio.

    To engage daily in some significant physical activity.
    Saturday rest day.

    Five meals per day, no cheat meal.

    MAR 1: Scheduled rest day. Meals good
    -0 points [100 points]
    MAR 2: gym 1 hr. Meals good
    -0 points [100 points]
    MAR 3: 1 hr gym. 1 hr walk. Unsheduled cheat meal.
    -1 points [99 points]
    MAR 4: 30 mins gym. 1 hr walk. Meals good.
    -1 points [99 points]
    MAR 5: No training as I'm in bed with Flu-like symptoms. Meals good.
    -1 points [98 points]
    #13 Durwood, Feb 19, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  14. Big_Simon

    Big_Simon Active Member

    Oct 23, 2007
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    GOAL: Cutting Cutting and more cutting!

    COMMENT: I am going to drop 15lbs

    Monday: Treadmill 20 mins (Interval, fasted) (AM); Weight training: chest & Back (PM)
    Tuesday: Treadmill 20 mins (Interval, fasted) (AM); (PM) Treadmill 40 mins Interval
    Wednesday: Treadmill 20 mins (Interval, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Lower Body (PM)
    Thursday: Treadmill 20 mins (Interval, fasted) (AM); (PM) Treadmill 40 mins Interval
    Friday: Treadmill 20 mins (Interval, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Triceps & biceps (PM)
    Saturday Treadmill 20 mins (Interval, fasted)
    Sunday: Rest

    3 meals per day: No fat, little to no carbs, 100g x2 for Protein and lots of spinach, no cheat meals.

    WEIGHT: 272.2 (Down 23.5 LBS during the Feb Challenge.)
    BODY FAT: 24.4 based on the Accu-Measure chart.
    ARMS: 16.4" (Down .6"
    during the Feb Challenge.)
    CALVES: 18" (Down 1"
    during the Feb Challenge.)
    CHEST: 43.5" (Down 1.3"
    during the Feb Challenge.)
    FOREARMS: 12.75" (Down 1"
    during the Feb Challenge.)
    HIPS: 48" (Down 1.75"
    during the Feb Challenge.)
    THIGHS: 27" (Down 2"
    during the Feb Challenge.)
    WAIST: 44.25" (Down 2.75"
    during the Feb Challenge.)

    WEIGHT: 258.2 ( Down 13.4lbs during the March Challenge.)
    BODY FAT: 21.1 %
    ARMS: 16"
    CALVES: 17.5"
    CHEST: 42"
    FOREARMS: 12.65
    HIPS: 45.5
    THIGHS: 26"
    WAIST: 42" (Measured Across my BB.)

    Daily Log.
    March 1: Workout was great this morning so glad to be home! Diet is sold going to make some vegetable soup this afternoon. (100 Points)

    March 2: Rest day so I went for a long walk in the snow with my wife an dog. It was pretty deep so it was a good workout, diet was solid (100 Points)

    March 3: Got on the scale this morning after my workout down 2.6 last week which isn't bad considering I was traveling all week. diet is fine. (100 Points)

    March 4: Feel great this morning ran my first sub 8 minute mile today and was able to keep the pace up for another half mile before my calf cramped up.
    food is all ready for today so the diet will be fine again. I had a fantastic orange this morning it was the size of a grape fruit!! (100 Points)

    March 5: I did it!!! Down 30.1 lbs as of this morning!!!! Feels so good to make my first! Cardio was 90mins of shoveling my driveway this morning damn snow and ice. Diet well now thats the easy part. (100 Points)

    March 6: Workout was solid this AM nothing special to report. Diet is fine. (100 Points)

    March 7: Friday at last and more snow coming they are say 12"-15" over the next 48 hours. Well I'll get my exercise shoveling. Morning workout was good nothing special sort of dragged my ass today. Food is made diet is on track for another day. (100 Points)

    March 8: Well we have snow lots and lots of snow and more on the way. I'm skipping the treadmill this morning and clearing out my driveway instead. I've had to do it three times since yesterday evening. Diet will be fine even though I'm supposed to go to a party tonight.. not sure with the weather if that will happen or not. (100 Points)

    March 9: 20" of snow I am sore and dead tired after clearing my driveway and 4 others for people who are away on vacations or are elderly. So much for my rest day.

    March 10: I got on the scales this morning and didn't really loose any weight just . 3lbs so thats pretty much nothing in my eyes. Oh well. Got my workout in this morning and my diet is on track got my lunch all packed for my flight. Water and a protein bar is always going to be better than the snack food they hand out.

    March 11: Well today I lost my first point. My flight to NYC was late and I didn't get to my hotel until 9:30pm by the time I got ready for my next day I had no time to work out. -1 Point ( 99 Points)

    March 12: Today was a total failure I was behind on my day from the very start and my diet fell apart. Workout nope not today -2 Points ( 97 Points)

    March 13: Well it's 10:11pm and I'm sitting in the US airways departures lounge at LaGuardia, I'm so freakin tired. Diet was good today workout,.. nope. -1 Point (96 Points)

    March 14: Got a workout in today my first in a few days so I took it pretty easy. Diet was solid I watched my wife eat chicken wings... sigh I want to cheat. (96 Points)

    March 15: I'm home and the sun is out today, feels like spring might just be around the corner. I took my dog for a walk this am but will be going out for a run in the sun this afternoon (96 Points)

    March 16:
    Today was supposed to be a day of rest but I went for a jog with my wife and then did my missed upper body workout from this past week. Cooked up a ton of chicken, got my salads made for the next two days so I'm set to get back on track with my diet. (96 Points)

    March 17: I love being home, I got up early this morning and got a great workout in, it was my first really good session in over a week. I added some more core which I think I'll be doing every other day now. Diet is pre made and fine. (96 Points)

    March 18: Another good workout this morning starting to feel that consistency return. Diet is on track.

    March 19: Good workout this morning stepped on the scales and I'm down another 3lbs good to get that consistency back. Diet is fine (96 Points)

    March 20: No sleep last night not feeling great today. Got my cardio out of the way but only just. I'll have to do the rest when I get home tonight. (96 Points)

    March 21: Another night of no sleep but at least I had the office to myself to get some work done without anyone bugging me. Just came home and finished my cardio (96 Points)

    March 22: Got some sleep last night, guess running around after my nephew and driving 6 hours helped with that. Got up first thing this am and got my cardio and lower body workout in. Diet is still fine. (96 Points)

    March 23:
    Easter Sunday, well I'm going to loose a point today for my diet. I've got dinner tonight my my in laws I got a pretty annoyed response to my bringing a salad for dinner the last time I went over for dinner. So -1 for diet (95 Points)

    March 24: I took today off to spend with my wife, we worked out together which was nice. We then went for another run this afternoon since it was sunny. (95 Points)

    March 25: Up 1.2lbs today thats not good. Going to do an extra cardio tonight to make up for it. Diet is solid. (95 Points)

    March 26: Well I'm down to 263.0 today so that's got yesterdays little problem solved still it sucks I'm way off my norm the last few weeks. I think I need to change things up. Diet and workouts are as planned (95 Points)

    March 27: More snow in the forcast today. I was hoping to go for a run this afternoon but running in snow sucks. Diet is fine workout is ok not great feel tired. (95 Points

    March 28: Today will be my last day on my current diet the past 59 days have been good but I've seen little progress in the past 10 days. Diet and workout are still on track just might change a bit.

    March 29: Cardio is done and out of the way and I'm relaxing with a nice bowl of oatmeal and scrambled eggs. Diet and workouts are on track! (95 Points)

    March 30: Well I'm in Chicago today.... crappy weather as always. Got my workout in at the hotel gym which wasn't too bad. Went swimming for my cardio. (95 Points)
    March 31: Last day of the month amazing I can't believe it went by so quickly. It was warm in Chicago so I went for a run a great way to end this program. (95 Points)
    #14 Big_Simon, Feb 20, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2008
  15. elmodefoque

    elmodefoque Active Member

    May 20, 2006
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    GOAL: Mega Fat Loss

    COMMENT: I'm a 32/m, 5"6 and weigh 207lbs. Just got divorced so I want to get my a$$ back in shape!!

    Monday: Chest/Biceps (5:30-6:30pm); Cardio 45 min.
    Tuesday: HIIT 20 min Cardio (6:00-6:30am); Spinning 45 min (5:30pm)
    Wednesday: Legs/Shldr/Trapz (5:30-6:15pm); Cardio 45 min Low Int.
    Thursday: HIIT 20 min Cardio (6:00-6:30am); Spinning 45 min (5:30pm)
    Friday: Back/Triceps (5:30-6:30pm); Cardio 45 min
    Saturday: Rest
    Sunday: Rest

    Protein: 40%
    Carbs: 40%
    Fats: 20%
    Calories: 1800-2000 calories/day

    6 meals per day, one cheat meal a week
    1 gallon of water a day

    WEIGHT: 207lbs
    BODY FAT: not sure, but I'd say around 35%



    MAR 1:

    MAR 2:

    MAR 3:

    MAR 4:

    MAR 5:
  16. Bob99

    Bob99 Active Member

    Sep 28, 2006
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    In the month of March, I want to lose an additional 10 pounds, I want to drop two inches off my waist (from 36 inches to 34 inches) and I want to drop an inch or more off my thighs. I'm going to continue improving my flexibility by stretching during every workout.

    COMMENT: In the February Challenge I lost more points than I would have liked, due to laziness with my diet. In March, I'm going to tighten it up again and really stick to the meal plan.

    Monday: Stationary bike, 35 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: shoulders & traps (PM)
    Tuesday: Swimming, 1 Hour (PM)
    Wednesday: Stationary bike, 35 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: chest & triceps (PM)
    Thursday: Stationary bike, 35 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: back & biceps (PM)
    Friday: Stationary bike, 35 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM);
    Saturday Stationary bike, 35 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM);
    Sunday: Stationary bike, 35 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: legs (PM)

    I may try HIIT this month, though I'm enjoying the aerobic cycling at high intensity.

    Three meals, one protein shake per day. Drinking mostly water, but allowing the occasional diet soda. I need to incorporate more healthy fats into my diet, and I may need to bump my protein levels a tiny bit. Eating around 2000 calories per day.

    I'm also going to allow myself one cheat meal per week (four in March) which I think will cut down on my other cheating. The "official" cheat meal will help keep me on track.

    WEIGHT: 187.5 pounds
    BODY FAT: ?
    ARMS: 13.6"
    CALVES: 16.25"
    CHEST: 39"
    FOREARMS: 11"
    HIPS: 40.25"
    THIGHS: 24.5"
    WAIST: 36"

    WEIGHT: 187.5
    ARMS: 13.5"
    CALVES: 16"
    CHEST: 38"
    FOREARMS: 11"
    HIPS: 40.25"
    THIGHS: 24.75"
    WAIST: 36"

    MAR 1: Biked 35 minutes this morning, and hauled some heavy furniture. More of the same tomorrow, in addition to legs.
    -0 points [100 points]

    MAR 2: Biked 35 minutes this morning, but did not get my leg workout in. I also ate some doughnuts, which I shouldn't have!
    -2 points [98 points]

    MAR 3: I only got about one hour of sleep last night, so I wasn't feeling up to working out. I also ate a cheat meal, I need to clean up my eating, for the love of all that is fat.
    -2 points [96 points]

    MAR 4: I swam this evening, which was good. I ate another cheat meal though! I need to get back into the groove, this is ridiculous. I'm going to make up those missed workouts tonight and on Friday.
    -1 point [95 points]

    MAR 5: Biked 35 minutes this morning, and exercised legs in the evening. My eating is back on target. My slip at the start of the month is over, and hopefully I can stay on track.
    -0 points [95 points]

    MAR 6: I didn't exercise today! Argh, I'm really stinking this month :( I've been much busier, but that's really no excuse. I also had my cheat meal tonight, so I need to focus on eating clean for the rest of the week.
    -1 point [94 points]

    MAR 7: Exercised chest & triceps today, and biked for 37.5 minutes. Back in the groove, thankfully.
    -0 points [94 points]

    MAR 8: Biked 37.5 minutes this morning.
    -0 points [94 points]

    MAR 9: Exercised legs this evening, with a few bicep exercises to make up for my missed workout earlier in the week. Eating was 100%, and it's going to stay that way!
    -0 points [94 points]

    MAR 10: Biked 37.5 minutes this morning, and exercised traps and shoulders this evening.
    -0 points [94 points]

    MAR 11: Biked 37.5 minutes this morning. Swimming is over, starts again on April 1, so for now I'm just taking this as a rest evening. Triceps and Back tomorrow.
    -0 points [94 points]

    MAR 12: Biked 37.5 minutes this morning, exercised chest and triceps.
    -0 points [94 points]

    MAR 13: I woke up with a cold today, so I did not exercise. I've got a sore throat, and I feel very weak. I spent most of the day in bed.
    -0 points [94 points]

    MAR 14: I was sicker today than yesterday, so I didn't exercise. I got a new job offer today, which was good! Unfortunately, I sounded like a very sick weirdo when I spoke with them on the phone.
    -0 points [94 points]

    MAR 15:
    I'm getting over the cold, but still not feeling up to exercising. I ate kind of poorly though (which I could have done something about if I had a bit more willpower) so -1 point for that.
    -1 points [93 points]

    MAR 16: I ate OK today, but did not feel up to my leg workout. I can't remember the last time I was sick, this is pretty unusual for me.
    -0 points [93 points]

    MAR 17: I started the new job today, but didn't bike this morning due to a lack of sleep and some final aftershock of the cold. I will hit the bike tomorrow morning, and start exercising again. This month has gone poorly, and I need to straighten myself out. I'm still around 187, and I know I can bring that down to 177 in the next four weeks. I'm going to start over mentally, and by the middle of April I know I'll be there! -2 points for not exercising, since I probably could have pushed myself to do it.
    -2 points [91 points]

    MAR 23: This month has been a health disaster, as I started a new job and went away for several days traveling. I'm back in town now, I'm healthy again, and I exercised legs today. I'll be biking in the mornings and eating on target again, so I can get back on the weight loss train.
    -0 points [91 points]

    MAR 23: My legs were very sore today... I guess that's the price I pay for 10+ days of not exercising! I worked shoulders and traps tonight, but I had no time to bike in the morning, so -1 for that. I bought a bunch of great food today, so I can continue bringing my lunch to work. P.S. I know my point total is not accurate, still trying to determine how to deal with that. I think I might just impose a 30 point penalty for my missed days (5 points per day) and take it from there!
    -1 points [90 points]

    April 1 Update - I totally blew March, this challenge was an embarrassment. As you can see, I made no progress whatsoever, which is bad. I'm not going to give up, I'm going to tackle this challenge and lose those 10 lbs in April.
    #16 Bob99, Feb 21, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2008
  17. Apolon

    Apolon Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2005
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    I would like to join, will update my stats once I get them taken. Just in it for weight loss at the moment.

    Under 350 by 4/1/08


    6 meals a day, 1 day of 5 meals and a cheat meal. I am about on 2100 calories daily.


    Monday: Legs; 20 Mins Cardio
    Tuesday: 30 Mins Cardio
    Wednesday: Chest, Delts & Triceps
    Thursday: 30 Mins Cardio
    Friday: Back & Biceps; 20 Mins Cardio
    Saturday: 30 Mins Cardio
    Sunday: Off


    WEIGHT: 374
    BODY FAT: 41.125%
    ARMS: 17"
    CALVES: 19"
    CHEST: N/A
    FOREARMS: 13.75"
    HIPS: 56.5
    THIGHS: 27.5"
    WAIST: 58




    March 1, 2008 - No gym today as I went out of town. (-1) Did eat good, had one cheat meal and rest was ok. Even though tomorrow is my scheduled day off, I am going to goto gym and make up for today.
    March 2, 2008 - Gym for 30 mins cardio, had another cheat meal, but at least ate sensibly with it. (-1)
    March 3, 2008 - Did my leg workout and ate good today. Coming down with flu of some sort :(
    March 4, 2008 - Stayed home from work. Ate good today but no gym. (-1)Just slept most of the day. Third time sick since Christmas is annoying. Think my lack of sleep is catching up to me.
    March 5, 2008 - Ate well today. Skipped the gym as I was pretty sick yet. (-1) Hopefully I can shake this (as of writing this 7AM 3/6/08, still feel crappy) and get back to the gym.
    March 6, 2008 - Made it to the gym today finally and got 15 mins cardio, and chest/tri/lat workouts in. Felt awesome with renewed strength. Ate well today, all meals with exception of 3PM meal which I ate about 2 hours late.
    March 7, 2008 - No gym (-1) Had my one planned cheat meal of the week tonight. Otherwise I ate well. Going to have extra cardio tomorrow at the gym.
    March 8, 2008 - Made to gym for a decent workout. Ate terrible today. (-1) Going to hit it hard tomorrow at the gym.
    March 9, 2008 - So much for hitting it hard at the gym. (-1) Wife is sick now. Didn't follow diet as well. (-1)
    March 10, 2008 - Stayed home from work today as my wife was real sick. Had to watch baby. No gym or diet followed. Tomorrow I am going to hit it hard again. Real hard. (-2)
    March 11, 2008 - Good diet. Went to gym in morning for fasted cardio and evening for leg workout. YAY!
    March 12, 2008 - Ate well. Made it to gym for a nice workout. Leg workout was good as I can really feel it.
    March 13, 2008 - Continued well on my diet. Did a great back workout on Thursday. I can really feel it. Hope I can have a clean weekend as my past 2 weekends have sucked.
    March 14, 2008 - Intense workout today with combo of cardio/weights. Down to 367 in weight, 48 pounds since the start. Ate good again today.
    March 15, 2008 - Did my cardio today, had my one cheat meal and ate well the rest of the day. FINALLY a decent weekend (its not over yet!!:bang:)
    March 16, 2008 - Did some ab work today and some strenuous moving for my mother-in-law. For no workout today I feel like I did. Ate well today
    March 17, 2008 - All I got to say about tonights workout is WOW. I worked out legs and boy are they like jello this morning. Spot on with my diet also. :claplow:
    March 18, 2008 - Well I stayed home and did some cardio. :madpimp:Overall ate ok, had one unplanned meal but I made it healthy. (-1)
    March 19, 2008 - Ate well, got back to gym. 50 pounds lost!
    March 20, 2008 - Ate well again, did 30 mins on treadmill.
    March 21, 2008 - Stuck to diet, did cardio + biceps/lower back
    March 22, 2008 - No gym or diet followed for planned cheat day (-1)
    March 23, 2008 - No gym(normal day off) or diet followed (-1)
    March 24, 2008 - No gym, no diet (-2)
    March 25, 2008 - No gym, no diet (-2)
    March 26, 2008 - No gym, no diet (-2)
    March 27, 2008 - No gym, no diet (-2)
    March 28, 2008 - No gym, no diet (-2)
    March 29, 2008 - No gym, no diet (-2)
    March 30, 2008 - No gym, no diet (-2)
    March 31, 2008 - No gym, no diet (-2)

    Total - 72 points :mad:

    Goal attained = negative
    #17 Apolon, Feb 21, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2008
  18. jerome

    jerome Active Member

    May 29, 2007
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    gcandy's march party

    GOAL: 12% body fat, keep the same wieght.

    COMMENT: For March I want to cut down to a finishing point before a bulk. I hope that with a month more of healthy eating and gym membership I will be about 170lbs with not much fat left. Will put up stats after Feb is over. Will start posting here on March 4th as I will be on vacation until then.
    - Revision: Perhaps I should just eat healthy until I decide that I have gone slim enough (if that ever happens!) instead of setting some arbitrary number like 170lbs, what if I look great at 160, 155?

    3 x per week : Weight training (Chest, Triceps and Shoulders) + cardio, Weight training (Biceps, Forearms and Back)+ cardio, Weight training (Legs) + cardio

    Eat healthy, under 2000 calories, one cheat meal per week.

    January 1st 2007: 207.0 lbs 22.0% (?)

    January 1st 2008: 180.6lbs 16.5% 86 pts
    Feburary 1st 2008:
    174.0lbs 14.3% 81 pts
    March 1st 2008: 172.0lbs 14.3% 83pts
    April 1st 2008: 170lbs 13.0%

    March 1-3: Going to Paris and D-Day beaches tour! Won't be posting.

    March 4th: Just back off the Eurostar and into work. Diet will be a bit off today as I couldnt head home to prepare for the day but this was planned. Off the gym at 6.30 am tomorrow to begin March properly. 100pts

    March 5th: Quite tired from the Paris trip but eating well today. Will have to do 3 gym sessions 3 days in a row to do well this week. 100pts ... for now

    March 6th: Went to the gym this morning for week 2. Did Chest, Triceps and Shoulders, feeling really good. Did not get a chance to do my cardio which means -1. I will suceed at this. 99 pts

    March 7th: Did Legs today plus a run for the first time in a while. Feeling good, 1 week in and doing well. As it is only the second week of hitting the wieghts I am quite sore still but it feels nice. 99 pts, time for the friday night cheat.. fish and chips?

    March 8th: Cheat meal was good last night, unfortuantely continued a bit today, I didnt count fully but I am sure I am over by a bit. Tomorrow off to the gym again and a run hopefully. Can see the bottom part of my rib cage near the upper abdominals for the first time in years. 98 pts

    March 9th: Morning trip to the gym for biceps, forearms and back. Also a good 15 minute run. Its been 30 days since the last smoke so my lungs are quite clean right now, its a good feeling being able to run without coughing! Have to keep it up! Going to stuff some trout with garlic and veggies tonight and bake it.. should be wonderful. Overall a very decent week with a small diet messup. 98 pts

    March 10th: Very rainy morning in London, completely soaked my shoes on the way to work. As soon as I got in the door the clouds broke.. so it goes. Today should be good, some low fat lamb burgers for dinner and a nice long sleep hopefully in preparation for the gym tomorrow. 98 pts, month going well! Feel amazing.

    March 11th: Pushing Chest + Shoulders until tomorrow. Still not 100% from last week. Diet going well. Walking to work and back every day (9km in total 5.5 miles or so) is helping. 98 pts

    March 12th: Did Chest, Shoulders and Traps this morning + 3km run + 5km walk to work. Since this started at 6.30 am I have alreday eaten my lunch for the day and its only 10.30 am! Having an after-work get together today, am only going to have one drink. Runs are getting longer and better, need to make an ipod playlist, any suggestions? 98 pts

    March 13th: Good walk to work. Looking forward to legs tomorrow.. must remember to compile a good ipod playlist tonight! Diet going well. 98 pts

    March 14th: Cheat day today.. a couple beers for lunch at work and not counting calories. Long night editing my girlfriends masters report and didnt hit up the gym this morning. Have to do it saturday and sunday.. pushing it this week! 98 pts...

    March 15th: Legs + decent run. 98 pts

    March 16th: Back, Biceps + Triceps, missed run because of sore legs.. but my own fault for cramming all the work outs in at the end of the week. 97 pts

    March 17th: Rest day, work day. Looked at myself sideways in the mirror.. looking similiar to myself at 19.. a bit wierd, still a bit uncomfortable with being skinny-ish again.. hoping some more defined muscles show up soon. 97 pts

    March 18th: Failed yesterday quite badly. Ate poorly and had too many beers. -2 points. -1 point for generally not thinking enough about the toll it can have on your body/mind. I have done really well the past 6 months in cutting down drinking significantly. I have gone from probably getting drunk twice a week last year to 1 time per month. I have decided that this has to end as well. I am going to cap myself at 3 beers max at any given cheat day. I am very confident I can do it. One final word.. I am very impressed by how fast my body is recovering.. it is in good shape these days.. I need to keep it that way. Reading about John's struggles with marijuana was very inspiring, I had no idea before reading that post. It just makes his work that much more impressive and me that much more confident in my self. 94 pts

    March 19th: Failed.. went out with a friend. New resolve.. can do this. Will do this. - 4 pts 90 pts

    March 20th: Feeling better today but nothing like what I was saying a week ago about feeling great. Back off for the weekend gym sets starting tomorrow as well as Easter dinner at my grandmothers. 90 pts

    March 21st: Gf is feeling a bit under the weather so gym is being pushed to tomorrow. It seems all this month it has pretty much been the weekends but that is ok. 90 pts

    March 22nd: Chest, Shoulders and Triceps today plus a 15 minute run. Pretty good. -2 pts for not counting calories -1 for definetely going over last night which was not supposed to happen. 87 pts blah. Gym going great this month.. diet not so well.

    March 23rd: Ack missed posting! Easter Dinner. -1 pt, 86

    March 24th: Did Legs today and lower back. 86 pts

    March 25th: Tired as heck this morning after a 5 hour sleep. Originally signed up for the gym Feb 25th so for the month that means I did 11/12 gym trips.. missing this morning in favour of tomorrow. Not bad at all.. however diet is still on/off.. mostly on Mon-Thurs.. and off on the weekends. -1 85 pts

    March 26th: Diet spot on yesterday. Morning session at the gym for biceps, back and forearms. Feeling good again.. how different today feels compared to wednesday last week.. won't do that again. 85 pts.

    March 27th: Good rest day yesterday, diet perfect. Today seems to be going fine. Back to the gym tomorrow for a new monthly plan.. going to try some more intensity in my weight lifting. 85 pts

    March 28th: Like normal, pushing the gym towards the weekend.. Somehow it seemed to be ok all month, I hit 11/12 sessions from Feb 25-March 25th. This next chunk is from March 26th - April 26th. Looks like Friday, Sat, Tuesday then Thur, Sat, Mon.. until I can correct it. Finding it very difficult to get up and go at 6 am before work. Other than that diet was spot on yesterday, looking good today.. must avoid the friday beers. 85 pts.

    March 29th: Missed posting!

    March 30th: -1 point for posting, -1 for an extra cheat meal. Did first workout of new program yesterday, simple 3 exercises per session with some compounds. Yesterday was 5x5 Bench Press, 5 x 5 shrug to shoulder raise (not sure of name) then dumbell squats to shoulder press. Enjoying the new workout, diet should be spot on today. 83 pts

    March 31st: Second trip of the new program.. had a terrible sleep but went none the less. 5x5 Chinups, 5x5 Deadlifts, 5 x 5 Hyperextensions. Diet going well. Need to do some measurements and add them to the top. 83 pts

    March Summary: It was the best of times it was the worst of times... ? Overall there was amazing progress this month. This was the first real month of working out and It was great, only missed 1 workout and the new program I started right before the month end was amazing. Diet wasnt spot on but I did lose another 2lbs or so. I have to measure my body fat tomorrow morning. The diet was still a bit of an issue. I tend to eat really well mon-thursday at work but the weekend always gets a bit messed up. For next month my promise is to eat perfectly sunday-thursday, cheat on friday night, and have a reasonable saturday.
    By far the biggest mistake I made in the month was having 2 nights of drinking March 18th-19th. They were devastating. My body just is not a fan. I resolve to go the entire month of April without a single day like that. I also indeed to introduce some LISS 2x a week. Congrats everyone!
    #18 jerome, Feb 21, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008
  19. jjliu

    jjliu Active Member

    May 29, 2007
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    March at the gym

    GOAL: Working out 3 days a week with 2 sessions of cardio

    COMMENT: Will begin posting on March 4th as I will be on vacation before then.

    Day 1: Weight training (Chest, Triceps and Shoulders) + cardio
    Day 2:: Weight training (Biceps, back and forearms)
    Day 3: Weight training (Legs) + cardio

    Six meals per day, one cheat meal per weekMarch 1-3rd: On Vacation will not be able to post:
    March 4th: Back.. off to the gym at 6.30 am tomorrow! 100pts
    March 5th: Exhausted from the trip, am going to have to do gym on thur, fri,say.. will be hard but I am setting my goals and points on a weekly basis. 100pts.. for now
    March 6th: Shoulders, Triceps and Chest - fun . Getting up at 6 am - not fun. Missed cardio. 99pts
    March 7th: Legs today plus a run, nice and sore and feeling good. 99pts
    March 8th: Friday was cheat night, has sort of spilled over today as our flatmates cooked mexican food for us. -1 98 pts gym tomorrow for Biceps and back.
    March 9th: Morning trip to the gym for biceps,back and forearms. Also did a good 15 minute run on the treadmill. Food should be fine today, will have a small baked trout for dinner. yummy 98 pts
    March 10th: Diet off a bit yesterday, looking forward to the gym tomorrow. Knocking off points only for gym time missed this month. 98 pts
    March 11th: Tiredness, going to do the gym the same as last week, wed, fri, sunday. 98 pts for now
    March 12th: Finished a big presentation then a big after-presentation party -1 point. Redeemed myself a tad bit today by hitting up the gym at 6.30 am for my shoulders, traps and chest followed by a 20 min run. 97 pts
    March 13th: Diet a bit off, rest day, tomorrow legs! 96 pts
    March 14th: crazy night writing a long paper.. 1 hour of sleep.. gym tomorrow ugh 96 pts
    March 15th: Legs + short cardio session. 96 pts.
    March 16th: Back, Biceps + Triceps. 96 pts OFF to Geneva for 3 days.
    March 16th-19th: In Geneva
    March 20th: Back in town.. going to be hard to fit in the gym sessions with easter weekend. Doing fairly well with my moderate goals this month. Been to the gym every week 3x which is great.. Will attempt more strenuous diet goals when possible. Heading to Ghana next month to do research.. not sure how feasible that will be. 96 pts
    #19 jjliu, Feb 21, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2008
  20. andy71781

    andy71781 Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
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    Doing this with JamieK

    Ok so 1 month...no wimping out on workouts....this sounds like a challenge for me. My goal: look good in the bikini I'm wearing on vacation to California. My workouts: a mix of swim, bike, run and weights. Food goal: no dessert.

    Here goes nothing....
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