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Radz
05-06-2014, 12:11 PM
Gotta keep Leslie company so I thought I'd get my post up!

So, I'm back in it, ready to go with no excuses and 110% effort! Perfect time of year here in Michigan USA with summer approaching and the pool and beach on the horizon!

Start Date: May 4th End Date: July 27th

WEIGHT 169.4 (Ouch!!! Up 6 pounds from end of last time!! Had a BAD week leading up to this Challenge. Too much processed, sodium ladened foods, and sweets!! Not good!! As Craig always says "You can't out train a bad diet!" LESSON LEARNED!). Did a fast on Day 1 and now back on track!

Waist 36
Hips 36.5
Chest 40
Shoulders 44.5
Thighs 38.5

Goal: I really want to see my abs!!!! My initial goal weight is 153, and will re-evaluate once I get there.

First Month Program: Thermo 30 Gauntlets -- been eying this one for awhile. I exercise first thing in the AM and really like 30 minute, 3 day/week MWF programs. And then on Saturday doing whatever I feel, like HWR or Kate's 1000 cal Fat Loss Accelerator if time allows and at some point TT Abs 1000 (I think that's the name)!

Eating Plan: Going to follow the MRT 3.0 ideas: Whey before 2-3 meal, green tea after, 1 oz nuts (ONCE PER DAY!!! -- my downfall last time, way too many evening nuts!!!), apple per day, green veggies with each meal. Not going to follow any crazy structured plan right now, just eat "Craig approved real foods", no sweets, probably BioTrust spinach and berry smoothies for Lunch on days when I can't get out of the office for a healthy meal. My biggest goal is too not graze in the evening.

I really like being a part of the challenge!! The accountability, focus and goals make working out fun!!

Plus, my 47th Birthday is on July 4th which is prime beach season and I plan on seeing great results by then!!

LeslieM
05-06-2014, 12:22 PM
Welcome to my contest!! Just kidding. It is amazing how quickly you can start to lose those gains! That's why I sabotaged my contest results by starting a week before the contest started! I needed to get back on track quick! Hope it a great 12 weeks for you! Leslie

LeslieM
05-07-2014, 11:48 AM
How's it goin? Is your sister doing the contest? How is she doing?

shawnss711
05-07-2014, 01:30 PM
Gotta keep Leslie company so I thought I'd get my post up!

So, I'm back in it, ready to go with no excuses and 110% effort! Perfect time of year here in Michigan USA with summer approaching and the pool and beach on the horizon!

Start Date: May 4th End Date: July 27th

WEIGHT 169.4 (Ouch!!! Up 6 pounds from end of last time!! Had a BAD week leading up to this Challenge. Too much processed, sodium ladened foods, and sweets!! Not good!! As Craig always says "You can't out train a bad diet!" LESSON LEARNED!). Did a fast on Day 1 and now back on track!

Waist 36
Hips 36.5
Chest 40
Shoulders 44.5
Thighs 38.5

Goal: I really want to see my abs!!!! My initial goal weight is 153, and will re-evaluate once I get there.

First Month Program: Thermo 30 Gauntlets -- been eying this one for awhile. I exercise first thing in the AM and really like 30 minute, 3 day/week MWF programs. And then on Saturday doing whatever I feel, like HWR or Kate's 1000 cal Fat Loss Accelerator if time allows and at some point TT Abs 1000 (I think that's the name)!

Eating Plan: Going to follow the MRT 3.0 ideas: Whey before 2-3 meal, green tea after, 1 oz nuts (ONCE PER DAY!!! -- my downfall last time, way too many evening nuts!!!), apple per day, green veggies with each meal. Not going to follow any crazy structured plan right now, just eat "Craig approved real foods", no sweets, probably BioTrust spinach and berry smoothies for Lunch on days when I can't get out of the office for a healthy meal. My biggest goal is too not graze in the evening.

I really like being a part of the challenge!! The accountability, focus and goals make working out fun!!

Plus, my 47th Birthday is on July 4th which is prime beach season and I plan on seeing great results by then!!

I didn't realize you were in MI,too. So glad to see the spring this year!
Good luck on the contest.

Radz
05-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Well, missed my first scheduled TT workout today since July 1, 2013 today due to stomach bug! :(

After working out on Wed AM, I felt faint and had cold sweat. Went to Doc just to be sure and ended up getting the stomach symptoms (will spare details) so he said probably just a virus and electrolytes off. Just didn't have it in me to workout this AM, hoping tomorrow to get it in because we're off to Disney next week. I'm taking my Thermo 30 Gauntlet workout with me to get in before going to the parks!!! Condo has a nice gym supposedly!!!

LeslieM
05-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Well, missed my first scheduled TT workout today since July 1, 2013 today due to stomach bug! :(

After working out on Wed AM, I felt faint and had cold sweat. Went to Doc just to be sure and ended up getting the stomach symptoms (will spare details) so he said probably just a virus and electrolytes off. Just didn't have it in me to workout this AM, hoping tomorrow to get it in because we're off to Disney next week. I'm taking my Thermo 30 Gauntlet workout with me to get in before going to the parks!!! Condo has a nice gym supposedly!!!

Feel better soon! I was feeling like that yesterday too. I don't always get sick, but when I do I'm a big baby about it! I'll be rocking the amusement park tomorrow.(I need go find my fanny pack!) Since I won't be actively chaperoning the entire day, I think I'm going to see how many laps I can make around the park!(the rides all make me sick!) Maybe I'll throw in some finisher moves after each lap! Have fun at Disney and be good!

shawnss711
05-09-2014, 12:48 PM
I hope you feel better, soon.

Enjoy Disney next week :)

LeslieM
05-14-2014, 01:16 PM
Are you still here?? How's it going?

Radz
05-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Are you still here?? How's it going?

Hey Leslie!!!

Thanks for checking in!!!! Still here, kind of...

Just got back from Disney vacation last night. Got in 10 min HIIT workouts while there. Today went back to a full Thermo 30 Gauntlet workout and just felt weak. I've been struggling with my full workouts since this contest started. Feel really weak, things I used to ace, like spiderman climb pushups, pullups, just feel really tough and I can barely get through a set. Don't know what's really going on... I felt strong going into this, after finishing up the Gain Muscle Lose Fat 2.0 workout.

My whole body is just really struggling, feeling really weak, knees achey...

Had a stomach virus which screwed up my system for about 10 days, still think that might be affecting me. Have a physical setup with my Doc in a couple of weeks. Gotta re-group and figure it out! I'm going to try to get a massage this weekend, maybe flush out some toxins. Did eat a off the plan a bit more than I should have while in Florida, so back to the One Day Diet for a couple of weeks and then will re-evaluate that.

Might look at a new program to start next week. I really want to try Mikey's Sprint conditioning workouts. Have a nice grassy hill calling my name...

LeslieM
05-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Glad you're back. Big events like holidays and vacations tend to throw me off. Hope you get things figured out and your strength back soon!

shawnss711
05-16-2014, 12:54 PM
welcome back!

Time to get back at it!

Radz
05-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Yep, Back at it!!! Thanks!!!

Decided to switch things up for a week! Started today with Mikey's 7 Day Finisher Aggression Workout!

I've always been a first thing AM exerciser and will do this one mid-day or evening this week. Just did the first one 20 minutes ago and I am full of sweat and still feeling the afterburn!!!



welcome back!

Time to get back at it!

LeslieM
05-23-2014, 03:57 PM
How's it going Mark?

Radz
05-24-2014, 04:30 PM
How's it going Mark?

Hey Leslie!

Things are good! Thanks! Not popping on here too much these days with my biz being really busy, kids playing baseball almost every night, and all of that life stuff!

Went and did some Sprinting today, kinda tweaked my hamstring a bit, but it was fun!!! Guess I needed a little more warm up!!!!! Hoping it's nothing major because I'd really like to train like this for awhile before it gets too hot! It felt great getting outside, nice quite spot doing bodyweight stuff and running!

How are you doing?

Craig Ballantyne
05-24-2014, 06:04 PM
Be careful with that hamstring...that's an injury that can get bad fast, and stay bad a long time...very careful with the sprinting...always do a thorough warmup. Wishing you well!

c.

LeslieM
05-24-2014, 06:54 PM
How are you doing?

I'm plugging along! I'm in "just follow the plan" mode! Hope your hamstring injury isn't major. Have a great weekend. Leslie

Radz
05-27-2014, 12:17 PM
Hamstring not too bad. Got it "Rock taped" up. Did Mikey's 6 week Sprint Conditioning program workout #1 at 80% with no problems yesterday (or this AM!)!

Will stay at the level for the week and re-evaluate next. Will definitely be careful with it! Exercising outside is so awesome! Gotta set up my TRX outside for some TRX finishers too!

LeslieM
07-01-2014, 12:05 AM
Hey Mark! Are you still around?

Radz
07-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Hey Leslie! You're baaaaccckk!!! :)

Yep I'm still around but not popping on here too much! Not in "contest mode" but still working out and eating good. In the mirror, I've been able to get back to where I was at the end of the last contest! (after putting on some fat in the aftermath!). Got more muscle in my arms/chest and back!

Tried Mikey's sprint workouts but between rainy/wet weather and an aggravated knee I took a break from that but plan on doing one of his sprint workouts a week starting this weekend! Then tried a week of last months Max Reps bodyweight. It was fun bit workouts were too long for my AM schedule.

Actually (dare I say!!) mixing it up with a non-TT video workout. Hey... I really like videos!!!! Looking forward to Craig's new one coming out in September!!!!!!! :)

The one I'm doing is 5 days/week, 20 minutes plus 5 min warm up/5 min cool down. It's by a guy named Dr Axe. 45 seconds of work/15 seconds rest. 3 sets. Each day is different and meant to be a 4 week cycle. Thanks to Craig's smarts I've modified some of the ab work to not be so risky. I'm enjoying it and seeing/feeling results!

Glad your back!!!!

Craig Ballantyne
07-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Interesting, stay safe!

LeslieM
07-01-2014, 08:17 PM
I like Dr. Axe for nutrition stuff. That seems to be his forte. I read his stuff, along with Dr. Mercola and other Weston Price-ey folks when I first started exploring nutrition. I guess Jordan Rubin was the first person and it branched from there. I've never done any of his fitness stuff aside from a 5 minute burst video he has on youtube. Glad to hear you are still at it! Be well. Leslie