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Week of Perfection #3 (April 16 thru April 22)

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by BlueThunder, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. BlueThunder

    BlueThunder Well-Known Member

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    Rules: Must be perfect the WHOLE 7 days with diet and exercise. No excuses!

    You have to post the following day to report how you did on the previous day. Or if you like you can post at the end of each day.

    Also, if you slip up and deviate from your own diet plan or miss working out for a particular day, you're out of the challenge and you'll have to wait until the next "Week of Perfection Challenge" to participate again.

    This challenge is open to everyone and starts on April 16th.
     
    #1 BlueThunder, Apr 8, 2007
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  2. DarkCloud

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    I'm in

    Hello all,

    BlueThunder, thank you for starting the challenge!

    So far so good. Local time is Monday evening, everything was ok, no cheats.

    Activity:
    45 mins of weightlifting at noon
    45 mins of cardio (cycle) in the evening

    Food:
    5 meals + protein shake after weightlifting

    See you tomorrow,
    Dan
     
  3. BlueThunder

    BlueThunder Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the challenge Dan. :tu:

    I'll be posting my results for today by sometime tommorrow. Just so you don't think I've abandoned my own challenge.
     
  4. Azaroth

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    This is necessary for me. With a rib and abdominal injury (both very, very painful), I've been off the wagon for a week, and unable to lift for two.

    For the next week, I'll consider light cardio and light (mostly upper body, absolutely no heavy lifts, absolutely no heavy leg lifts that require serious core muscle strength - I knocked 50 pounds off my deadlift and gave it a try tonight... yeah, no) lifting to be perfect for exercise.

    Diet will be what I was successfully doing before. Heavy calorie deficit (but not insane), lots of protein. Refined sugar and white flour are OUT.
     
  5. BlueThunder

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    Welcome Azaroth. :tucool:

    As long as you stay on course with your plan for this week, I think you'll do fine.
     
  6. BlueThunder

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    Monday (Day 1): Stayed under 2000 calories and completed full body weight training. Perfect day! :tu:
     
  7. DarkCloud

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    Second Day

    Tuesday night, still in.

    For today I had 2 cardio sessions x 40 mins each (noon and evening), 5 meals

    Plans for tomorrow:
    Weightlifting at noon & cardio in the evening.
    200 g of nice, full cereal (14 types of grains) bread split in two meals (i'm just dying to get a freshly baked one in the morning from the "boulangerie"),
    150g steak of lean beef + green beans for lunch
    taboule (couscous grains + vegetables) for another meal

    Cheers,
    Dan
     
  8. Azaroth

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    Stepping down the calories from a week of stupidity.

    Just a little over 2300 yesterday, just a little over 1800 today. The goal will be an ultra strict diet of fruits, vegetables, and chicken breasts (some steak to get higher protein). No pills, no powders. Just an ultra clean diet hitting 1500-1700 calories (luckily I love my chicken breasts cooked with things that have virtually no calories - curry, paprika, chili sauce, some salt).

    Worked out both days without hurting myself too much, luckily. Might actually try light squats tomorrow (Likely going to start out with trying 155 pounds, or about half my normal weight). My rib and abdominal are allowing more comfortable sleeping, somewhat. Still can't dream of laying on my side (my favourite :(..) or my stomach. But luckily it's a lower rib, so I can sit and stand pretty much pain free and I can BREATHE 99% of the time pain free which is a godsend with a rib injury. Just ask me from two years ago.
     
  9. BlueThunder

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    Day 2 (Tuesday): Another Perfect Day! Also a recovery day. Stayed under 2000 calories.
     
  10. DarkCloud

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    Ok, not bad. I need to eat less, i think. At least, no cheats.

    Activity: 45 mins of weightlifting (noon) + 45 mins of cardio (evening)

    Tomorrow big day: wake up very early for a cardio session and another one in the evening + eat less

    Cheers,
    Dan
     
  11. Azaroth

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    Good day, good day. 1750 calories, in the process of a "light leg day" due to my injury at the moment. I'm actually taking the opportunity to revise my squat form, down to full ATG squats. Building up from a lighter weight (or, having to) is definitely a good opportunity to do this.

    I'm actually slightly surprised at the effort required for just ten reps at half my normal squat weight. I'm not sure if that's because my eating and working out has been slacking for about two weeks now, or if it's just that much more demanding.
     
  12. DarkCloud

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    Failed

    I'm sorry to say that I'm a good-for-nothing procrastinator.

    I didn't manage to wake up today early enough for the morning cardio session. Must try harder.

    My bad,
    See you all next week,
    Dan
     
  13. BlueThunder

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    I think I'm gonna post the #4 challenge today for next week. You can try again then if you want. :nod:

    Wednesday DAY 3: Perfect day. Did 1 hour of cardio and also managed to stay under 2000 calories.
     
  14. Azaroth

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    Yeah I'm out of this one too. Last night of hockey this year for the Penguins tonight, I had a bunch of pizza while watching the game.
     
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    Day 5 aka Friday: Another Perfect day with diet and weight training.
     
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    Just noticed that you are someone else from France YES :) I guess you have been around the fourm a long time and i just haven't noticed:o
     
  18. DarkCloud

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    Bonjour

    Nice meeting you Jedi,

    Yes, I'm a lurker from some time, and I've recently decided to become a registered user.

    More in a private message.

    Cheers everybody and see next week for the next challenge,
    Dan
     
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    Saturday Day 6: Scheduled rest day and under 2000 calories. Perfect Day!
     
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    Day 7: Sunday. Well, I ate over 2000 calories. But I did run for an hour. Unperfect day. :( I'm out of this challenge and right back into the #4 challenge. :tu:
     

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