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Old 09-19-2010, 11:14 PM
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Default In It to Lose It

Hey guys,

My official start date is 9/7 (day of beginning pics), but I'm just now finding time to post some information about myself. That said, I have been lurking in the threads a bit and have found tremdendous encouragement in reading essays from past contests as well as current threads.

My name is Terry. I am 41 years old, and have a beautiful wife and four kiddos - three boys and a girl ranging in ages from 18 months to 9 years. As many of you can attest, personal time is often hard to come by.

It is somewhat embarrassing finding myself where I do, being a pretty decent multi sport athlete in high school and college (and beyond) and former triathlete. I gained 25 pounds with each of my wife's first three pregancies, jumping from a fit 200 pounds (I'm 6'3") to a high of 275. Most of the past five years I've bounced around between 255 and 265. I did join a 90 day weight loss challenge six weeks ago and am down a good bit, and my starting weight for the contest is an even 250 on 9/7.

I'll share more on me personally in the coming weeks, but for now, I just wanted to get my name in the hat.

Starting statistics to follow...

Terry
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:19 PM
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Unhappy Starting Numbers

The numbers don't lie - I've let things slip more than a little bit...

Height - 6'3"
Weight - 250 lbs

BF% (Navy measurements) - 30.5%
BF% (YMCA) - 28.8%
BF% (calipers at gym) - 24.75%
BMI - 31.24 (obese)
Waist / Hip - 1.02 (high risk)

Chest - 47.5
Belly - 46
Waist - 41.5
Hips - 45
Bicep - 14.5
Flex Bicep - 15.75
Thigh - 25
Calf - 17
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:23 PM
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Default Goals for TC9

"Achieving your goals starts with writing them down."

My 12 week transformation goals are:
- complete 90% of the scheduled workouts
- lost 10% of my bodyweight, or 25 lbs (about 2 lbs / week)
- lose 3-4 inches off belly
- meet minimum Navy physical readiness standards
----37 curlups; 29 pushups; 1.5 mile run in 15:15; 450m swim in 12/35; 23% BF
- eat clean and try out ESE (no detailed tracking unless no progress)
- significantly improve my functional strength

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Old 09-19-2010, 11:49 PM
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Welcome, Terry! Looks like you've got great goals, good luck with the contest!
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:14 AM
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Good luck Terry :-)
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:37 PM
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Default Week 1

One of my biggest challenges was deciding on what workout to start with. My original intent was to start with the basic fat loss intermediate program. However, after playing with several workouts the week prior to the contest, I switched over to the 6 month bodyweight manual, phase 1. One of my goals is to significantly increase my functional strength – figured I may as well start with getting better control of basic bodyweight movements.

Overall, I was pretty consistent with week one. While my official start day was Tuesday, 9/7 (didn’t get a newspaper until then), I started my workouts on Monday so will use that for Day 1 for tracking purposes.

Day 1 – 9/6
6 month BW manual, phase 1 – workout A. 3 circuits

Intervals on stationary bike
--warm up; 2:00 hard / 2:00 easy x 6 intervals


Day 2 – 9/7 (official start date for contest – 250 lbs)
Run / walk on treadmill
-- 4’ warmup
-- 2:30 run / 1:30 walk intervals
-- 5.0/3.6 x 1; 5.2/3.6 x 1; 5.5/3.6 x 5

Ab circuit x 2 (plank (20), birddog (15), side plank (20), ab curl (20)


Day 3 – 9/8
6 month BW manual, phase 1 – B. 2 circuits

Intervals on stairclimber. 60 / 60. Lever 7. Total of 15 minutes (7 hard intervals)


Day 4 – 9/9
Off
12 hour fast (my wife made a good dinner and I hadn’t told her about fasting today)


Day 5 – 9/10
6 mo BW manual, phase 1 – C. 3 circuits

Intervals on stationary bike. 30/90.
-- L16/6 x 1, 17/6 x 1; 18/6 x 5

Day 6 – 9/11 (we will never forget!!)
BW 100 Challenge from TT BW 500: 4:20 vs. 9:00 goal
(did do last 5 close grip p/u on knees)

Run/walk outside. 38’. 8 x 2:30 run/1:30 walk.

Day 7 – 9/12
Off
Weight 247 (- 3 lbs week / -3 lbs total)
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:52 PM
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Default Week 2

Day 8 – 9/13
Started ESE after breakfast

6 mo BW manual, phase 1 – A. 3 circuits

Interval training on stationary bike – 2:00 hard / 2:00 easy
-- L13/L6 x 1, L14/L6 x 6; total time on bike = 32’


Day 9 – 9/14
Completed first ESE ~ 23 hours; felt great

Warmed up with 30 seconds (each) of BW squats, pushups, lunge, bent-over row

Run/walk on treadmill (38:00 total time)
-- 2:45 run / 1:15 walk
-- L5.2/3.6 x 1; 5.4/3.6 x 1; 5.6/3.6 x 6

Ab circuit x 2 – plank (30), mountain climbers (25), side plank (20), ab curl (20), and birddog (5)


Day 10 – 9/15
Off


Day 11 – 9/16
2nd fast day

6 mo BW manual, phase 1 – B. 3 circuits

Intervals on stairclimber. 7 intervals, 15’ total, level 7


Day 12 – 9/17
Run/walk 39’ outside
-- Run 2:45 / walk 1:15 x 8, plus 7’ walk home
-- Hit 2.2 mile marker at 25:30 today vs. 30:00 previous run, so great progress.


Day 13 – 9/18
Note – I started a 90 day weight loss challenge 8/6 at Lifetime Fitness, my gym. Midpoint weigh in today. 21 lbs lost in prior 6 weeks. Felt really good. People are starting to ask questions in my neighborhood and at work.

BW 200 challenge x 2. First in 8:15, rest 2:00, second circuit in 11:30. Both under the 15:00 minute time limit. Inverted rows instead of pullups / chins.


Day 14 – 9/19
Off
Weight 243 (-4 lbs week; -7 lbs total). Ahead of 2 lb/week goal.
Belly measured ~2.5 - 3 inches less, so ahead of goal
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:33 AM
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Great to have you along for TC9 Terry. I'm also a 41-year old busy dad with too flab around his mid-section so I'll be following your progress with interest.

I decided to use some fitness "benchmarks" to determine my actual physical conditioning rather than just weight and measurements and got the military fitness tests off the internet as well some as some references from Men's Health magazine. I'm going to give them a try at the end of the contest and see how fit (or otherwise!) I really am.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:53 AM
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Welcome Terry Looks like you've had a very productive first two weeks! How are you finding the fasts?
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:32 AM
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Hi Terry, good luck with your goals, going by your progress so far you're going to have an awesome transformation! Well done on your weight loss, that is a great figure. Everyone seems to be talking about ESE, I don't know how you guys do it, I will need to give it a go one day..... Good luck on the contest, cheers, Betty
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