Design your own challenge August Challenge Thread
August 3rd to 31st.
NOTE: Read this message completely. There’s a copy and paste section below.
A good challenge would declare a reasonable goal and it’ll outline how to get there.
It should go without saying but you should probably sit down with a calendar to figure out what you realistically can do it.
The first comment will have some sample challenges and how you can device a program for the month.
Allow yourself at least a day of rest for the week, or a cheat meal if the goal is diet oriented.
Absolute far reaching goals like “no soda for a month” or “I’ll run 5 miles every single day” may not be reasonable if you’re starting from zero, you might be setting yourself up for a rebound after the challenge or for failure. But go ahead if you must. There is nothing stopping you.
You must use specific numbers in your goal. For instance “I will walk everyday”, “I will workout most days”, or “I’ll create a calorie deficit” are vague goals.
“I will walk 2 miles on M,T,W, F,Sat”
“I will workout out 30 minutes 4 times a week”
“I will plan a whole day of meals the night before to ensure I’m under the calorie goal”
are much better formulated goals.
Include amounts, dates and times in your goal setting.
LAST DAY TO ENTER: Monday August 3rd.
This challenge will run for 4 weeks, as opposed to the full month, to make it a bit simpler.
Posting pictures is not required. You may do so if you’re comfortable.
However you should take Front and Side Pictures on Aug. 1st. For your own use or for sharing if you choose.
Your pledge may not be “I’ll lose x lbs this month” you cannot control that! You can only control what you do. Having said that, you may guesstimate your weight at the end of the challenge.
To track and compare your personal results you will measure these on the 3rd and 31st
- Take pictures
- Weight yourself
- Take body measurements
You must check in at least every Monday, but feel free to update the thread as often as desired.
Please check in at least on the following dates, on these date you will post your weekly plan:
You have to post a plan to achieve your goal day by day for the upcoming week. Specify what you’ll do Monday thru Sunday to reach your goal this week.
For instance the first week your post will look like this if you have a goal of running 50 miles:
M 8/3 - Run 2 miles
T 8/4- Run 3 miles
W 8/5 - Rest
Th 8/6 - Run 2 miles
F 8/7 - Run 3 miles
S 8/8 - Run 2 miles
S 8/9 - Rest
Weekly total: 12 miles
You may tell us how you did the previous week but we’re a forward looking group. If you failed last week, make a note of the specific things that you (not others) could have done differently, dust yourself off and give it your best shot this week.
For this challenge you may need to get the appropriate gear such as
Body Measuring Tape
Make a list of things you need and get them before 8/3
Think ahead and prepare. If you do you’re setting yourself up for success.
Ok so here’s the copy and paste section for the first post
I PLEDGE TO ____
✔️ I took front and side pictures
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This weekly planners is what you'll post on Mondays. One week at a time.
On Monday August 3rd post your plan for the week
On Monday August 10th post your plan for the week
On Monday August 17th post your plan for the week
On Monday August 25th post your plan for the week
Mon 8/31 - Copy the initial stats and fill the Aug 31st stats with current figures.
Stats on August 31st
Fat % -
Take Front and Side Pictures on Aug. 31st.
CONGRATS! You did it!