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Summer Challenge

Thursday, May 26, 2011

As I'm sure my status updates have hinted at, I'm taking part in a Summer Challenge this year. It's a body composition competition that spans 98 days. I started last Thursday so my contest will run until August 24th. Ultimately, the person with the best transformation will win. The best part about this contest is that the only person that you are compared to is yourself. So if at the end someone comes out looking like a fitness model, they might not necessarily win if they were already lean to begin with. It's becoming the best that YOU can be over the 98 day period.

I've made a great start with this competition so far and am really looking forward to keeping at it throughout my next 13 weeks!

Changes from week 1 - week 2:
Weight: - 4.8lbs
Body Fat %: - 1.1%
Waist: - 1 inch
Hips: - 0.125 inches
Legs: - 1 inch
Pooch: - 0.75 inches

I lost 3.6 pounds of fat and 1.2 pounds of muscle. In general, I know that muscle loss is not good, BUT as of this week I have 130 pounds of muscle. I need to lose some if I want to get to my goal weight of 150. Just as long as I'm losing more fat than muscle, I'm ok. If I can lose 4 more pounds of muscle and 26 more pounds of fat, I'll be at my goal for this competition. I know I can do it!
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    Way to Go!!
    3635 days ago
    Unfortunately with every pound of weight you lose, 70% is fat and 30% is muscle (approximately, depending on diet and ST among other health factors) so... I don't think your math works out. But that doesn't mean striving to become the best, leanest version of yourself isn't a GREAT GOAL!!!

    Keep your eye on that prize girl! You are always motivated by challenges such as these!
    Go GET 'EM!
    3636 days ago
    Maybe I am not so smart, but I gotta ask, how do you know, out of the weight you have lost. how much of it is fat and how much might be muscle? Just be careful, my friend! You can win a challenge without hurting yourself, and I hope your goals are not a bit dangerous! I'm thinking the most you need to do now is sculpt! I am sure that in that process, you'll lose a bit more fat, just be careful. You're a good friend and I just don't want anything but good things for you!!!! Take care and good luck with your challenge!!! emoticon emoticon
    3636 days ago
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    This is really cool! :) Sounds like a lot of fun. Is this a contest through your gym? And you lost 1 inch around your waist in a week? WAY TO GO! :D
    3636 days ago
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