My 50 Day Challenge

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  1. Lift

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    Hurrah for new beginnings!



    In around 8 weeks or so I am going away for a couple of weeks to visit friends. Since I will have to go clothes shopping a week or so before... a 50 day challenge seems appropriate! I only have one goal for the next 50 days:


    Eat healthy food and exercise regularly



    I will use this diary to record my diet, exercise and weight each day!


    Wish me luck!
     
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    Day 1

    Weight

    283.5

    Diet

    P:209.5
    C:213.5
    F:61.4
    Calories: 2244.6

    Exercise

    Walk: 1.07 miles, time: ~23mins 40s
    Light bag work: 2mins x 5 (1 min rest periods)

    Comments/Thoughts

    Fairly easy and straightforward first day! Feeling a little rough though could have really done with an afternoon nap!

    Diet was fine - lean meats & fish, perhaps a little too much bread , tomorrow.. rice!

    Exercise - walking hurt (shins and calves), which is unusual since I didn't go very far and certainly didn't go very fast! Ah well tomorrow I will aim for 3miles (if I wake up on time!)
     
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    hi gl , what is pcf ? did you have 2.2k calories today? Just wondering because if you want to lose more weight you can eat alot for less calories that is still fulfilling and tasty! :) gl!!
     
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    Good luck!
    I am doing a swim in 7 weeks time - so am trying to go for a fifty day challenge too :)
     
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    Good luck on your 50 day challenge!
     
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    Day 2

    Hello everyone! Many thanks for your support and kind comments!

    PCF = Protein/Carbs/Fats
    Weight

    281.5

    Diet

    P:
    234
    C: 228
    F:
    63
    Calories: 2415

    Exercise

    Walk: 2.76 miles approx 1 hour

    Comments/Thoughts

    Oops ate a couple hundred calories more than I really intended, but no matter! Ran out of time and had to cut my walk short grr (must get up earlier!!).

    All food was good and healthy :)

    Excited about tomorrow - the first weight lifting day (the first in many years in fact).. Hurrah!
     
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    Day 2 of your 50 day challenge, it's flying by! :) hope you're enjoying it! and thanks for adding the key for PCF :)
     
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    Day 3

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    279.5

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    P: 257.62
    C: 258.08
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    49.82
    Calories: 2511

    Exercise

    (Forgive my notes - it’s just a good place to put them, also: [reps] x [weight in KGs], was aiming for 6 or 8 reps depending on the exercise.

    • Stiff-legged Deadlift (Barbell) – Warm Up 6x25, Workset(s) 6x45, 6x45 – A touch too light, add 5kg next time
    • Behind Head Shoulder Press (Barbell) – 6x40, 6x40 – a little light, add 2.5kg next time
    •Push Press (Barbell) – 6x50, 4x50 – Aim for 6 on second set next time
    • Lateral Raise (Dumbbell) - 8x6, 8x6 – up 1kg next time

    This was a fairly fun and easy workout but it was always going to be as I chose exercises that I used to really enjoy and purposefully took it easy. However, next week I will add some regular deadlifts to this workout - probably heavy triples (3sets perhaps) from just off the floor and try to reduce the amount of time resting between sets.
    Having decided to do only two resistances sessions per week the next session will focus on chest, upper back and triceps.

    Following this I did some light bag work: 4x2.5mins with 1min rest breaks – this was hard after all that shoulder work!

    Thoughts/Comments

    Had a really good day (with respect to diet and exercise) but I was very tired after my workout and had to resort to a two hour afternoon nap. This was a little annoying because I felt too tired to get much work done – I may try lifting in the evening or late afternoon in future. I also have the same problem if I go for a long walk (haha -I mean 4+miles). Sadly, it’s a little unsafe to go walking at night around here :(

    Hopefully this will pass as my fitness levels improve – but I guess that will take more than 50 days!
     
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    Day 4

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    P: 214.1
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    Exercise

    None - rest day

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    Diet was okay, but it was a long day and tomorrow is no better, expecting to leave at 6.30 and return at 20.30 (sigh). Looking forward to some cardio on Saturday and some weight-lifting on Sunday
     
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    Day 5

    Day 5

    Yikes 10% of the way there!

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    280.5

    Diet

    P:210.5
    C:163
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    Calories: 1995.3
    210.5 163 55.7 1995.3
    Exercise

    Another forced "Rest day"

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    It was a really tough day today - in more ways than one. I finally gave in and was a little naughty... and had two sugars in my coffee - oops!

    I suppose it isn't really big deal but still..

    Bad Lifty *slaps self*
     
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    hehe enjoying your diary even if i can only understand half of it :) I want to get into weights after I'm toned down (which will prob take a year I guess of excercise after I hit my ideal weight, not that I know anything about excercise really but... I'm guessing it'll be about a year) So i'm keeping an eye out to learn a thing or two along the way from your posts as well! Hope the weekend goes well for you!

    Grats on being 10% of the way there already! :)
     
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    Hey,

    I'm starting something similar on Monday, but sticking to 1500 - 1800 cal and trying to exercise for 45 mins each day. I like the way you've made it a 50 day challenge, as you can count off the days easily and that 10% in seemed to go very quickly.

    Good Luck! :)
     
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    Just want to wish you good luck, you are doing so well. :)

    My mini goal is 5 weeks away, my wedding anniversary, I want to lose at least 7lbs by then, fingers crossed.

    I look forward to reading your progress.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your kind comments :) It's really nice to know you guys are out there and reading - you guys (and this site) have helped me to feel a lot less isolated and much better about everything

    *hugs*
     
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    Day 6

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    Just some light stretching today

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    Wow, I woke up today feeling awful. Sort of fluish with aches and pains everywhere - I guess it's just been a tough week. Feeling a bit better now, but tired as I got a full days (sort of) work done!

    Hopefully tomorrow I'll wake up feeling refreshed :)

    Thanks to everyone who reads this and good luck with your journeys

    xxx
     
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    Urgh i feel weak today, ive only been up an hour and a half and already I am craving pizza and wine :(

    Suprised this didnt happen earlier on, 6 days without any cravings is pretty lucky i suppose - lets hope a protein shake, banana and cup of coffee make me feel better. Somehow doubt it
     
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    Nooo I didn't eat my banana I had toast instead - willpower fail!
     
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    I love the concept of rewarding. So good luck with your 50 days challenge with a rewarding get-away-visit-friends in the end. I am looking forward to pop in here once in a while and follow your good work.

    All the best of luck :bliss:
     
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    Thank you for your kind wishes and for reading along :)
     
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    You're doing so well. Love your diary.
     
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