I completed my first challenge...
I have to say the whole process was hard but fun. Based on my pics and results, I can see some changes but the stuff you don't see is the way I feel when I play with my kids. I definitely outlast them.
Check out my profile to see before and after pics.
I'm planning to start a new challenge in one week, feel free to join me. We can start a catchy thread...
Excellent work. You really made some nice improvements. I have just completed week 8 and can relate to you with the energy to play with the kids. I have spent more time rolling around in the floor with 2 year olds in the last month than the previous 2 years. Isn't it great to regain that youthful feeling? Good luck on your next challenge and congratulations.
Wow...fantastic transformation. Congratulations on a job well done!!!
"The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday!"
Great Job!! You've got to be feeling awesome! Congrats!
Way to go!!!! Great transformation!!! You should be very proud! Finishing all 12 weeks is an amazing accomplishment and you did it!
Great job! Way to finish the twelve weeks!! Congrats!
Tisha :-) “Running won't kill you, you'll pass out first!"
Very good......keep it up!!
fit4life "The dream must be bigger than the pain"
Great job Pal! you are an inspiration for all of us!
Feels great, doesn't it? Nicely done!
Congrats on finishing... you did an awesome job. Im on my 4th week its going pretty good
"He who gains a victory over other men is strong;but he whos gains a victory over himself is strong(er)"
Great Job Pal!
It looks like you and I were about the same size when you started. I am only on week #6 and am trying to eat as clean as I can in order to get similar results for the first challenge. I am working out 3 days a week and then doing the cardio 3x per week plus an additional 20 minutes of cardio each evening of my morning work outs - hoping to lose more fat. Mind sharing with me how your eating with respect to calories? I too am doing portion size but was wanting to put a number to those portions to try and tweek it for maximum loss. MY BMR is saying around 1700 cal/day - split that between 6 meals. Am trying to get 180g of Protein a day and less carbs.
Thoughts from anyone or suggestions would be appreciated. I can definitely see changes in my body - have lost from a 34 to a 32 pant size - not much scale weight lost (4 lbs in 6 weeks). I have increased lower weights by 25% and my upper by 25-30%.
James - Frisco, Texas
First off I did not lose much weight and that is probably due to the fact that I love beer.
We it came to eating, I was aiming for about 20 to 25g of protein and 20g of carbs. Never really calculated my calorie intake but I'm sure sneaking a beer here and there did not help that since each beer is on average 125 cal.
I did take CLA for the first 6 weeks of the program and that seemed to help alot. In my new challenge that I started this week, I added creatine. Not sure how that will affect my body but I will let you know in a few weeks
When it came to extra cardio, all I did was after my 20 min interval cardio from BFL, I would do an extra 10 min at a moderate pace. I only did that cuz I would reach upwards of 190 beat per minutes and I wanted to take my time to bring it down. My goal for a 10 in cardio for to reach 200 but I was rarely able to do that.
I remember what beer tastes like, I think! The first couple of weeks, my cheat day consisted of 2-3..... I am sure it didn't help me much. I have since cut it out - protein powder is too expensive to waste! Thanks for the details!
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