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Old 07-21-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 858

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Default Body for Life challenge

I wasn't sure where to post this (General Diet Plans? Maintenance? Exercise?) so I'll leave its final home up to the mods.

Since reaching my original goal of 150 pounds I've slowly moved away from the weight loss mentality and started focusing more exclusively on improving my fitness and becoming more lean (gaining muscle and losing fat, irrespective of the scale reading). Since then I've added about three pounds of muscle and dropped about eight pounds of fat, but I'm still a long way off from my goal body (that little muffin top I'm currently sporting is further proof of this). So....... I've decided this is the perfect time to enter the Body for Life challenge. If you haven't heard of this before, it's a national fitness contest where moderately unfit participants bust their butts for 12 weeks in a bid to win $10K or $25K prizes. Entering the contest means I'd have to work a little bit harder than usual for 3 months, but the diet and exercise program they encourage is basically what I'm already doing now (eating clean/unprocessed foods, emphasizing weight lifting, doing some cardio, including a weekly cheat day, etc.). I figure since I won't have to change my routine that much, I'm not losing anything by entering.

Has anyone considered doing the BFL challenge? Have you done anything like it? I think I have it in me to do this, I'm just very partial to making slow, steady progress rather than getting sucked into demanding RESULTS!NOW!NOW!NOW!

What do you think?
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