hey im 37 years old and weigh about 275 and 6ft how much should i try to lose in the 12 weeks? also does anyone know were to get the 84 day poster the one that say s 84 days left 83,82, ect the one u hang on the back of the door
thanks jon w usmc
John, you're a Marine, Body-for-LIFE should be nothing for you!
Pick a big number and push yourself until you get there!
2010 Grand Master Champion
USMC?? Hello brother I am in the Air Force.....I am a newbie to this(started 31 Jan) and was reading your post....I am right there with you....6'4" and was at 275lbs as well......my goal is 30lbs for the challenge but know that my "ideal" weight is around 215-220 so might take a couple of challenges to get there.
As far as the poster goes I am just printing up 84 pages with numbers on them this weekend and using that is my "calendar" but if there is something out there I wouldnt mind getting one as well since I hope to complete more than one 12 week challenge.
Good luck and welcome to the family!!!
awsome i cant believe the grand champ responded to my post !!!!! thanks for the incouragement, i got out along time ago and got out of shape, but once a marine always a marine . ill try to shoot for a big number and will try to emulate your succsess.
hey my flying friend i hope all is well on your front and your continuing to succseed with the challenge im gonna shoot for a 60 lb weight loss, i know its alot but i plan to win the contest!!!! thats about five pounds a week . anyhow i havent got a response from anyone on where to get the posters but as soon as i do i will send u a post. stay motivated
60 lbs.....go for it!!! Only thing holding anyone back is their mind. I will be routing for you to get to your goal. Makes me want to readjust my goal for this challenge!!
Good luck and I will be watching for your success....
Tap into that inner athlete and be a ruthless warrior in the gym! You can tranform your body and be the best you yet. Make every workout count, feel the burn, feed the muscle, and see exactly what your made of. I know you can do this and look foward to your posts.
That's what I'm talking about Jon!
I'm 36 yo 6'1" and was 280+ at my heaviest so you're in a similar boat as I was. I started the challenge at 236 (I think).
I told myself, I'm not just going to do this, I'm going to win it and pushed hard every day. Go with the attitude that NO ONE will outwork you.
Though I'm not a Marine, my best friend left Wall Street and joined at 28. They initially wouldn't take him, but he kicked his ass for a year, got into peak shape, went back and got in. He served as my inspiration. He was KIA in Fallujah on November 19th, 2004 the day before my 30th birthday. He earned a Purple Heart a week before his death after taking shrapnel in his leg and begged his way out of the hospital because his brothers were at the tip of the spear when the Marines went into Fallujah. He could have sat it out and would have been alive today, but that's not the type of guy he was. They were going house to house, clearing buildings and he opened the wrong door.
Every time I felt tired, unmotivated or that something was too hard, I thought of Dimi and told myself, "you have no right" He was with me for those 12 weeks.
I'm confident that you will have great success and look forward to follow your progress.
Thank you so much for your insperational words matt. My thoughts are with your friend. I have had alot of problems due to post tramatic stress and survivors guilt that have held me back for a while, i finally had enough and started to do the hard work and therapy i needed and am going to put 110% into this contest. the support people have shown so far has been unbelievable and i am very thankfull, and wish all the contestants health and happiness. Im getting close to my start date and getting all the perticulars in order i will keep u posted my friend
Your Friend Jon
Hey Dustin its great to hear from u and thanks for the words of encouragment! no matter what the goal
we have remember its one day at a time and if u focus on that u cant lose.
Your story was a huge insperation to me and u are a role model for all of us that are trying to overcome
obstacles of our own. When i read your post i immediatly went out and did an awsome cardio session
HOOO RAAAA! LOL Keep Up the good work and look forward to hearing from u soon
im still trying to get the basics of the website down so ill get better at it soon
Thank you so much! Shortly after having the swine flu vaccine I suffered a terrible paralysis (vocal cord paralysis) and lost the ability to speak. Needless to say, I hit bottom. BFL helped to get me out of my slump but miraciously I discovered that weight training helped to strengthen my adjacent vocal cord and I regained my voice. I will never take my life or my health for granted!
You my friend have also seen more in your life than most. I recently purchased a diary from a soldier and interviewed him for a small project that I was working on. He too suffered post traumatic stress disorder and had a difficult time transitioning back into society. He witnessed a few deaths but today he is doing much better. You men are the backbone of this country and we appreciate all that you have done.
The good news is that your are embracing a program that will have those endorphines flowing and in no time you will be driven to achieve success internationally and externally.
God bless you,
Lori Keep hitting those "10's"!!
it sounds to me even if u didnt have a voice your actions are shouting from the moutain tops! Your succses and your pictures are awsome. Keep up the good work. I had a question for u? did u get a professional tan and if so how much and what kind did u get.? 14 days till i start and im kicking it up a knotch!!!! look forward to hearing from you,
Thank you, I worked very hard and am delighted with my progress. It takes discipline but pushing hard is fun!
Today an international student arrived from China and she will be staying with me for the year. I'm very excited to show her around and be her mentor. A new journey.
I did get a professional spray tan and it cost $35.00. I did shop around and found someone who specializes in competition tans. She was a fitness expert and even helped with posing techniques. Work hard my friend, this journey is a chance to be a new you!
Keep me posted,
Good to see another Jarhead in the mix! I am a Gulf War vet...from way back. I also had alot of the same problems as you did. I had to move to a different state because of the PTSD and then depression hit pretty hard. My wife told me that I either get help or I am on my own! Over the years I have slowly improved, quit smoking three years ago, but gained a HUGE amount of weight. I am starting the BFL at 385 lbs, 40 yrs old and 6 foot tall. I have a ways to go. I stumble in the gym but when I am there that "attitude" comes rushing back. After the first week I am as determined as ever to reach my goal. I laugh off the stupid stuff (like how I look trying to run on a treadmill!) no really.....its pretty funny! But I keep at it.
I am doing the challenge now, but I am not looking at it as a 12 week thing. I am doing it until my weight is gone! I wouldn't worry so much about how much you want to lose in the twelve weeks because it is easy to get caught up in the weight lose and start doing too much when you don't see it immediately. My advice is to stay off the scale and tape yourself..it's much more accurate.
It's hard to express my point to anouther Marine because I am trying not to cuss! You know Marines wouldn't talk if they couldn't cuss a bit! Good luck, and Semper Fi!
Push yourself the way the DI's did.....to failure! You'll see a drastic change! Rob
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