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Old 03-16-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Good morning, 40-somethings! May 1st is 7 weeks away, and I am hoping by then it will really be spring, and time to wear those beautiful spring clothes that don't quite fit now!

What are your goals for this challenge? Mine are:

1) Lose 5 lbs
2) Start strength training 3 days/week(classes, machines at gym, free weights/resistance at home)
3) Spend 5 minutes a day on a combination of planks and push ups
4) Continue to monitor calories and stay ~1350/day
5) Running or other cardio 3 days/week
6) Continue to do stairs at work.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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I'm in! My goals for May 1:
1. Lose 10 pounds (I'll post official starting weight Monday morning)
2. Continue my Couch to 5K program
3. Begin strength training on my off days (maybe use my kettle bells)
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:40 AM   #3
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I'm in! My goals are:

1. Lose 5 pounds: 152 goal
2. Have my fitness level retested from a year ago
3. Yoga 1x per week
4. Weights 2x per week
5. Cardio 4-5x per week
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #4
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Hmm. May Day. Six and a half weeks from now. I am in.

By then Bicycle Club activities will be in full swing, assuming this snow gets around to melting. I want to see 14_ on the scale. I haven't been in the 140's since 1997. So my goal is 149 or below.

Plan to get there is 1)count calories every day. 2)Cardio (jogging, biking) 3-4X per week.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks for starting this Natamars!!! We've been in this game for a long time together!!!! And we're still trying...YAY US!!!

Okay so I'm a little afraid to set goals because the last two challenges I didn't even come close and it all got shot to Hades....but here I go again. I've been feeling more in control the past few days so Im giving it my all and more..longer days and more sunshine is giving me a little gusto!!!

And yes, I also want to fit into those cute spring/summer clothes. Bought a dress from Bloomies yesterday that I want to look better in and not have to wear industrial strength spanx.....and don't get me started on the beach!

Goals for this challenge:
1. Practice Intermittent fasting and Intuitive Eating.
2. Continue cross fit two times a week, my Zumba classes, kettlebells and try and get more cardio in, either fast walking outside or on the treadmill, attempt to run although I dont think I can.
3. Make a conscious effort to get more water down during the day.
4. No more diet soda unless im out at a restaurant or bar (gotta mix that vodka with SOMETHING yanno)
5. I'm afraid to set a weight goal but I will make this one a biggie, since we have seven weeks. I'm going to say 137. My real goal is 133 but I haven't been that in over a year and I don't want to torture myself into thinking I could get to that. My focus now is to build more muscle tone and firm up all this junk in the trunk and thighs. I'll be paying attention to losing inches and getting back into my skinny jeans rather than be a slave to the scale.....

LETS DO THIS>>>>LETS GET READY FOR MAY DAY!!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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I'm in - going to town to do a little shopping right now - will post goals later!
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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Jennifer, I just noticed a parallel. We are the same height, and I was 182 lbs when I decided to try running. It was really hard at first, but it stuck, and now I can run 5K w/o too much problem. Power to ya !!
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #8
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My goals are simple


1. Stay active
2. Lose 5 lbs
3. cut out all soda by this date (it will be the hardest)
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #9
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I am not going to do a weigh goal, but a fitness goal.

We are rejoining the gym.

1) Walk my puppy 4-5 times per week.
2) Use the gym 3 times per week.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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Mine is going to have to be a fitness goal too: every day I don't work, I spend an hour on the recumbent bike. I also want to work on cutting out more carbs...especially the table sugar kind.

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Old 03-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #11
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Stay on my eating program. Start an exercise program. Enter onederland - it's been years since I've been there.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #12
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Starting weight
3/17/13 - 154

Current weight
3/17/13 - 154

Goal weight
5/1/13 - 148

Hoping to get back to my low weight since starting 3fc of 148lbs. I also want to reincorporate exercise back into my routine 3 or 4 days per week, now that the snow and ice are clearing up. Good luck to us all!
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:01 PM   #13
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Okay, Time to post the goals: I will hit my weight/bf% goal during this time frame! And this time I'm prepared for what comes after . . . it's still so weird to try to gain after losing, though!

1. Continue: Phase III of NRoL Supercharged (weights 3x week)

2. Continue: Eat on Plan - ~1600 calories, 155g protein, 155g carb, 40g fat
2a. Add 150 calories each week: 08Apr(1750), 15Apr(1900), 22Apr(2050), 29Apr (2200) in prep for surplus starting 06May(2400+)

3. Continue: Drop body fat below 21% while maintaining lean mass of 117-118lb. It should take about 5lbs of fat loss to put me there. Scale weight doesn't matter - it all depends on how the hips/belly fare under the tape measure.

4. Add: 30 minute spin bike sessions 2x week

The Hypertrophy Section of NRoLS starts in May- this should put me in a perfect position to build some real muscle!

Disclaimer: Not sure how much recovery (if any) I will need after 28Mar surgery. But, for the first time ever, I will make myself take time to heal /rest and not rush back into exercise at the detriment of my health. If needed, I will just adjust the above goals to compensate for surgery/recovery.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:28 PM   #14
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I'm In!!
Continue exercise 5-6 days a week
Get under 200
weight loss goal is gonna be to lose 7 pounds (Having a lot of get togethers in the next few weeks, my bday, easter, etc....that is why goal is low.)

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:58 AM   #15
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I'm definitely in too.

My goals:

1) End the challenge weighing less than I do currently.
2) Continue to exercise regularly (5+ times a week).

We can do this!
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