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  1. paulbram's Avatar
    My goal is to totally eliminate wheat. That's right, wheat. Did you know that two slices of whole grain bread causes a higher spike in blood sugar than a Snikers bar? Nearly twice as much!

    I actually just started a few days ago already.

    Goal? 3 pounds first week. Bonus points for 5 pounds!
    02-02-2012 08:57 AM
  2. onix7cv's Avatar
    Mobile Nations Fitness month: Week 1

    People of WPCentral, the Mobile Nations Fitness month has begun!

    You can go read all about it on the front page, but here's where the action is taking place. This is where we're setting reasonable, attainable goals. This is where we're starting our pattern for pure win.

    Not sure how to start? Pick just ONE thing from this list and make it you goal for the week. It should be challenging enough that it takes some effort to do it, but not so challenging that you give up before you really get going. Here are some examples.

    Nutrition

    • Stop drinking sugary drinks for a week (or beer of that's more your thing).
    • If that's too easy, stop eating fast food/junk food for a week.


    A week is 6 days, you get a cheat day at the end!

    Strength training

    • Do 2 sets of 10 pushups, 10 sit ups, and 10 squats every morning right when you get up.
    • If that's too easy, do 4 sets.


    You can start with 1 set and work up to 2, or 3 sets and work up to 4. The important thing is to get going!

    Cardio training

    • Do 15 min. of cardio, 3 times during the week. It can be running, dancing, martial arts, rope skipping, jumping jacks, anything.
    • If that's too easy, do 20-30 min. at a slightly higher intensity.


    You can run for as long as you can and then walk, for example, if you need to, but you want to try to run -- or do whatever cardio activity you're doing -- for longer each time until you get to the full time.

    Ready...? Set...? GO!

    What's your goal for week 1 going to be? Pick it and stick it in a reply below, then come back every day and let us know how you're progressing! If you're doing well, share your story and help keep us inspired. If you're having trouble, ask questions and we'll be there to help.

    The important thing is to do and to keep doing. Pick something attainable and then attain it!
    I am going to stop drinking sugary drinks. I usually do ok at work and drink only water, but when I get home I binge on juice and soda. It stops today.
    02-02-2012 09:12 AM
  3. djmikebrady's Avatar
    I'll swear off junk food... I had been doing REALLY well last year, then the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas goodies at the office got the best of me, and now I'm feeling it!

    To top it off, I put an a very competitive hour of racketball this morning!
    02-02-2012 09:17 AM
  4. paulbram's Avatar
    I am going to stop drinking sugary drinks. I usually do ok at work and drink only water, but when I get home I binge on juice and soda. It stops today.
    To all of you stopping sugary drinks, I challenge you to up the ante. Let's stop sugary drings AND sugary deserts!

    Skip the cookie at lunch. Skip the ice cream after dinner. I did this about 6 months ago and dropped about 25 pounds in a few months.

    One key point... you MUST BE RELIGIOUS about it! No exceptions!
    02-02-2012 09:18 AM
  5. djmikebrady's Avatar
    I am going to stop drinking sugary drinks. I usually do ok at work and drink only water, but when I get home I binge on juice and soda. It stops today.
    Man, I have the same problem - I'll do great at work (now that the holiday tests are gone) then get home and it's like im possessed or something! Good luck!
    02-02-2012 09:19 AM
  6. paulbram's Avatar
    Oh, and for those of you looking for some great info on this topic, I highly recommend the documentary "Fat Head". It's available on Netflix instant watch, so pick up your phone and start watching it!

    This is a reponse to the film "Super Size Me" and totally debunks many of the common beliefs people have about "healthy" eating.
    02-02-2012 09:33 AM
  7. 5tephen's Avatar
    Did my first day of pushups sit-ups and squats!

    Sent from my PI39100 using Board Express
    02-02-2012 10:14 AM
  8. bog2587's Avatar
    great wpcentral,, all respect from me, I do all the things you've listed there, rarely eat fast food and can not running now, is very cold in romania; it's good that people understand the importance of better style life in health, for example, hypertensive if they make sport 1-2 months reduced their systolic pressure by 10 mgHg and diastolic by 7.4. I'm a pharmacist and know more about how to make life better
    02-02-2012 11:43 AM
  9. Lord Panos's Avatar
    What if do 10 sets of the strength excersices, twice the cardio and still drink beer and eat fast food?
    Does it count?
    02-02-2012 12:24 PM
  10. enahs555's Avatar
    I might be in the lead still; I have lost 4 pounds since Monday with this Flu!

    But, the problem is, I did not need to lose 4 pounds!
    02-02-2012 01:36 PM
  11. bog2587's Avatar
    it can be ok, but I don't encourage this because fast food and beer don't have all needed constituents and if you do 10 strength exercices probably you'll feel weak.
    02-02-2012 01:42 PM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I'm not giving up my Jelly Babies for anything, and that's that! :lol:
    02-02-2012 01:43 PM
  13. baseballbert's Avatar
    Mobile Nations Fitness month: Week 1

    People of WPCentral, the Mobile Nations Fitness month has begun!

    You can go read all about it on the front page, but here's where the action is taking place. This is where we're setting reasonable, attainable goals. This is where we're starting our pattern for pure win.

    Not sure how to start? Pick just ONE thing from this list and make it you goal for the week. It should be challenging enough that it takes some effort to do it, but not so challenging that you give up before you really get going. Here are some examples.

    Nutrition

    • Stop drinking sugary drinks for a week (or beer of that's more your thing).
    • If that's too easy, stop eating fast food/junk food for a week.


    A week is 6 days, you get a cheat day at the end!

    Strength training

    • Do 2 sets of 10 pushups, 10 sit ups, and 10 squats every morning right when you get up.
    • If that's too easy, do 4 sets.


    You can start with 1 set and work up to 2, or 3 sets and work up to 4. The important thing is to get going!

    Cardio training

    • Do 15 min. of cardio, 3 times during the week. It can be running, dancing, martial arts, rope skipping, jumping jacks, anything.
    • If that's too easy, do 20-30 min. at a slightly higher intensity.


    You can run for as long as you can and then walk, for example, if you need to, but you want to try to run -- or do whatever cardio activity you're doing -- for longer each time until you get to the full time.

    Ready...? Set...? GO!

    What's your goal for week 1 going to be? Pick it and stick it in a reply below, then come back every day and let us know how you're progressing! If you're doing well, share your story and help keep us inspired. If you're having trouble, ask questions and we'll be there to help.

    The important thing is to do and to keep doing. Pick something attainable and then attain it!
    Have you guys seen the +3Network.com site? You raise money just by being active, pretty cool.
    Integrate Performance Fitness
    02-02-2012 09:51 PM
  14. 5tephen's Avatar
    I'm not giving up my Jelly Babies for anything, and that's that! :lol:
    Every time I see anyone say anything about Jelly Babies my mind immediately goes to Doctor Who. I love that show :)
    02-02-2012 10:14 PM
  15. TheWeeBear's Avatar


    Don't tell me you don't have Jelly Babies in the states 5tephen ?
    02-03-2012 02:56 AM
  16. sirovnikmitja's Avatar
    NUTRITION: done
    STRENGTH TRAINING: starting with 1 set, increasing to 4 during a week
    CARDIO TRAINING: jumping jacks in the morning, rope skipping at lunch time, running in the evening

    Yesterday was my cheat day, today I began with WEEK 1.

    Thank you WPCentral and one of my friends who taught me how to make correct squats.

    Update 1: Instead of running I am cleaning snow of my 6 parking places.
    Last edited by sirovnikmitja; 02-04-2012 at 12:01 PM.
    02-03-2012 06:26 AM
  17. YoungFritz's Avatar
    I already run a couple times a week but, the sugary stuff is definitely a must.

    Coffee without sugar/sweetener ftw! :P
    I'll do 2-3 sets of 20 push ups, sit ups, and squats as well.
    I needa lose some fat because of some wager I agreed to.. :mad:
    02-03-2012 11:00 AM
  18. 5tephen's Avatar
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    Don't tell me you don't have Jelly Babies in the states 5tephen ?
    Hah. I wish. I've never seen them :(
    02-03-2012 07:08 PM
  19. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Wot no Jelly Babies? Cor Blimey!
    Oh you don't know what you're missing 5tephen. Mmmmmmmm :P
    02-04-2012 02:22 AM
  20. 5tephen's Avatar
    Wot no Jelly Babies? Cor Blimey!
    Oh you don't know what you're missing 5tephen. Mmmmmmmm :P
    Just go ahead and tease me then! It's bad enough that I have to wait practically all day to see the new episode of Doctor Who (and even harder to not see any spoilers about it), but no Jelly Babies is just rubbing salt in the wounds :(
    02-04-2012 07:47 PM
  21. cdbstl76's Avatar
    Completed my 15 minutes of cardio goal three times this week by playing Dance Central with my daughter. Glad no one but her could see it.
    02-05-2012 10:10 AM
  22. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Completed my 15 minutes of cardio goal three times this week by playing Dance Central with my daughter. Glad no one but her could see it.


    That's what you think cdbstl76 ! :lol:
    02-05-2012 10:16 AM
  23. willied's Avatar
    I haven't been doing so well with the sugary drinks. I've had sweet tea at least half of the days since I started! And I had a soda as well (though I don't drink much soda normally). I can't live without sweet tea, though. I did do about 6 miles of mountain biking yesterday, which was great. Oh well, I'll keep trying.
    02-05-2012 09:17 PM
  24. ShortStuff's Avatar
    Wow I just got a gym membership 2 days ago so these challenges came at a perfect time. Week ones challenge for me will be 15 Mins of cardio at least 3 times this week but I wanna up it to 4 days ^_^
    Alright 3 out of 5 days I got my cardio done :) tomorrows gonna be my rest day and then it's bake to work ^_^
    02-06-2012 08:40 PM
  25. vincentw56's Avatar
    So far so good, I've lost about 4 more pounds.
    02-06-2012 10:41 PM
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