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LTX Fitness Challenge

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Can't speak for everyone else here, but my diet and exercise regime could use a real kick into gear. Who doesn't want to feel their best meeting tons of new people? On top of that we'll be walking around for hours and then crushing it all night in the convention center. Being in prime physical condition couldn't hurt. 

 

So I'm issuing a challenge to all the LTX Convention Goers who want to get into shape: we have 149 days until the convention, that's a good chunk of time to shed some extra pounds or build some healthy new habits. 

 

Whatever your goal, as long as it contributes towards being healthier/fitter, it slots here. Whatever that means for you. I'm shooting to lose 40lbs before the convention and start cooking more and eating out less (I'm hoping my 2XL expo shirt doesn't fit at all). 

 

If you're in, describe your goal and commit to posting at least once a week to track your progress and report in with the team here. If there's enough interest, I'll start cobbling together some google sheets to track our progress as a group week by week. 

 

Only commit if you're willing to really "go for it." Like, unironically wearing socks and sandals "go for it."

 

Best of luck to everyone, super amped for LTX 2019! 

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We could start a challenge on https://www.dietbet.com/ You win money. I would join. I was already planning on getting in shape for the trip. @CPotter If LMG set it up you would get a kick back. 


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What if the inverse is true, and I've already lost the weight and now I'm looking to build 15ish lbs of muscle? 😛

21 hours ago, Deltawing457 said:

I really love this post. I'm currently working on losing 25 lbs to put myself back into shape :D Best of luck to you Hammy!

Weight training son. Get on it.

12 hours ago, PrincessHeinz57 said:

We could start a challenge on https://www.dietbet.com/ You win money. I would join. I was already planning on getting in shape for the trip. @CPotter If LMG set it up you would get a kick back. 

That's...a very interesting idea. You have to lose 4% of your weight? Or 4% of your goal?

I find too many people focus on the number, and not necessarily what they need to lose.


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I'm getting myself back into the swing of things, and while I'll mimic OP's goal of losing 40 lbs by the convention and hopefully drop down below my current 4xl standings, this is just a milestone in my ultimate goal of losing 150 Lbs total. Pizza is my number 1 enemy so wish me luck!

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On 2/28/2019 at 8:05 PM, hammy said:

Can't speak for everyone else here, but my diet and exercise regime could use a real kick into gear. Who doesn't want to feel their best meeting tons of new people? On top of that we'll be walking around for hours and then crushing it all night in the convention center. Being in prime physical condition couldn't hurt. 

 

So I'm issuing a challenge to all the LTX Convention Goers who want to get into shape: we have 149 days until the convention, that's a good chunk of time to shed some extra pounds or build some healthy new habits. 

 

Whatever your goal, as long as it contributes towards being healthier/fitter, it slots here. Whatever that means for you. I'm shooting to lose 40lbs before the convention and start cooking more and eating out less (I'm hoping my 2XL expo shirt doesn't fit at all). 

 

If you're in, describe your goal and commit to posting at least once a week to track your progress and report in with the team here. If there's enough interest, I'll start cobbling together some google sheets to track our progress as a group week by week. 

 

Only commit if you're willing to really "go for it." Like, unironically wearing socks and sandals "go for it."

 

Best of luck to everyone, super amped for LTX 2019! 

Very cool idea!

 

I'm trying to get my weight down to 140lbs from 174lbs. I'm currently walking around at 154lbs-ish. The dieting ("Lifestyle Change") has been going well but I really need to start exercising haha.

 

I'll let y'all know how it goes.

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My current fitness goals:       

Midterm lose 5-10lbs fat, gain 10lbs muscle. Longer term might be to lean down because I feel like extra mass is hard on the joints.
Be able to run a half marathon effortlessly (I think I'm there).
Not wreck my knees or shoulders. 


I'm old enough to care more about not getting injured and functional performance vs how I look (which is half way between normal and bodybuilder). Recently, I've mostly focused on gaining mass. I'm slowly shifting to leaning up. I don't really do aggressive cuts as is common in bodybuilding communities, I usually just take a break from bulking and do very slow cuts. 

Longer term I'll probably cut to 20lbs lighter than where I am, muscle loss be damned, so that my skeletal system doesn't have any extra burden. That hurts though because I feel "bigger and stronger" and "how I'm supposed to be" at my current size (all time high) and usually felt "too small". 

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Current routine is roughly:
Bicycle 25-30 mintutes a day at medium to high intensity (2x 10-15 minutes) to get to work
gym for 1 hour 3-5 times a week
Food is mostly clean and in very high portion sizes. A LOT of steak brisket, fish, etc. I have an all you can eat, self serve cafeteria at work. I'm too lazy to cook/meal prep.

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