Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Nerd Fitness Challenge - The Only Exception


You Are The Only Exception - Challenge 5

This is my new challenge for Nerd Fitness... only I am starting it a week early, because I need the motivation and accountability! I have had this song by Paramore in my head for weeks!! I think it is a sign that I need to make more exceptions for myself. Life is not all or nothing! Mistakes will happen, the only failure is failing to try!

MAIN QUEST:
To hit my goal range of 125-135 and do it in a healthy way!
Goals (diet and fitness related) that will help me achieve Main Quest:
I am taking some advice and am NOT making this challenge about the scale. This will be hard for me, so bear with me!
1. No gluten - The Only Exception: if a drug rep brings pizza or Costa Vida (this amazing Mexican restaurant with wonderful homemade flour tortillas!!)

Grading:
A: 40-42 days
B: 35-39 days
C: 29-34 days
D: 24-28 days
F: <24 days
Ability to earn 3 CON points.
2. No sugar - The Only Exception: cheesecake (on a rare occasion), yogurt, fruit, and a little creamer in my coffee.
Grading:
A: 40-42 days
B: 35-39 days
C: 29-34 days
D: 24-28 days
F: <24 days
Ability to earn 3 CON points.

3. Keep It Simple Stupid:  I have like 1,000 apps on my phone (Ok, not really anymore, because I was just able to upgrade my Iphone 4 (no S) to an iPhone 5S for a freaking DOLLAR!! Traded in my 4. So, I decided to NOT put all the apps I have download in the past onto my phone... even though I am a bit of an app whore!) anyway... I am going to actually USE some of them!

Each week I will use the following apps 3x per week:
1. Zen Labs Legs Trainer
2. Zen Labs Butts Trainer (hehe)
3. Zen Labs Abs Trainer
4. Zen Labs Push-up Trainer

There are 3 Exercise Length settings: 5 min, 7.5 min, and 10 min
and 3 Difficulty Settings: Easy, Medium, Hard

Week 1: all 4 apps: 5 min each, Easy
Week 2: all 4 apps: 7.5 min each, Easy
Week 3: all 4 apps: 10 min each, Easy
Week 4: all 4 apps: 5 min each, Medium
Week 5: all 4 apps: 7.5 min each, Medium
Week 6: all 4 apps: 10 min each, Medium

The Only Exception: If I injure myself or am really sick.

Grading:
The 75:
A: 17-18 days
B: 15-16 days
C: 13-14 days
D: 11-12 days
F: <12 days
Ability to earn 3 STA 3 STR point.
3) PICK YOUR SIDE QUESTS
Life Side Quest: I Feel Pretty - I am now a moderator at the MakeupTalk Forums and I have a TON of makeup, I want to start using it everyday! - The Only Exception: Sundays or migraine days!

Grading:
A: 37-42 days
B: 31-36 days
C: 25-30 days
D: 21-24 days
F: <21 days
Ability to earn 1 CHA point.
Fitness Side Quest: (more of a health side quest): Learn more - read books about Thyroid to learn as much as I can about this condition. The Only Exception: If I have to help hubs with a ton of homework!

Grading:
A: 5-6 books
B: 3-4 books
C: 2 books
D: 1 book
F: <1 book
Ability to earn 2 WIS point.

Book list:
1. Thyroid Healthy: Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine - Suzy Cohen
2. The Thyroid Diet Revolution - Mary Shomon
3. The Thyroid Sourcebook - M. Sara Rosenthal
4. The Complete Thyroid Book - Kenneth Ain and M. Sara Rosenthal
5. Why do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms when my Lab Tests are Normal? - Datis Kharrazian
6. Living Well with Hypothyroidism - Mary Shomon
4) DECLARE YOUR MOTIVATION
  1. I want to become the best ME I can be! I want to be healthy so I live a long life with my family!!

I will track like this:

No Gluten - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/42
No Sugar - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/42
I Feel Pretty - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/7 - 0/42
KISS - 0/3 - 0/3 - 0/3 - 0/3 - 0/3 - 0/3 - 0/18
Books read - 0/1 - 0/1 - 0/1 - 0/1 - 0/1 - 0/1 - 0/6

Rewards(these might change...):
Start: 219
Goal 1: -10 lbs: 209 - Win the Dietbet - Get $$! -
Goal 2: -20 lbs: 199 or Size 16 or Waist size 35" - New Sports Bras/Cami's (This ended up being waist size 37")
Goal 3: -30 lbs: 189 or Size 14 or Waist size 34" - Hair cut and color
Goal 4: -40 lbs: 179 or Size 13 or Waist size 32" - New boots or shoes!
Goal 5: -50 lbs: 169 or Size 12 or Waist size 30" - $50 gift certificate to store of choice
Goal 6: -70 lbs: 159 or Size 10 or Waist size 29" - $75 gift certificate to store of choice
Goal 7: -60 lbs: 149 or Size  8 or Waist size 28" - Anchor tattoo and wrist quotes
Goal 8: -80 lbs: 139 or Size  6 or Waist size 27" - Lionheart tattoo
Goal 9: -90 lbs: 129 or Size  4 or Waist size 26" - New wardrobe - shopping spree!!


STATS:
Female/40
Start Weight: 219 (BMI 40.1)
Current Weight: 202 - I had gotten down to 189 and then shit happened...
Goal Weight: 125-135
Height: 5'2"
Jeans size: 14 (Jordache jeans with 1% Spandex)
Diet: Eat mindfully...
I reserve the right to change my challenge week to week if I get bored!! :)

I will post my YouTube vlog videos here too! :)


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