My goal was to complete a 1/2 Ironman. Instead, I've been in living in pain for ten months with no end in sight, and have spent a fortune on medical bills. Plus I've gained twenty pounds to boot.
I lost 20 lbs. But that was not the 'goal.' My goal was to lower my cholesterol. I had a physical last year for the first time in far too long and that number was way over where it should be. The doctor wanted me to take medicine for it, but I promised her I'd be back in one year with a better result. I hate taking medicine.
This year was a radical overhaul of the diet. Lots of chicken, fish and veggies.
Happy to report that I kicked cholesterol's ass. i'm shooting for another 20 this year to get down to a 'healthy' weight for my height / age. So I'll report back in another 12 months with the outcome.
12 5k's. going to lose more in 2013 and run a half marathon as well as more 5k's. I will be 43 and in the best shape I have ever been.
Did you really just list a golf score as a fitness goal? Shameful.
Thankfully, you went and got cock strong and totally redeemed yourself. Well done.
Personally, I put on about 5 lbs of muscle this year, which I'm pretty pleased with. I only had to go from 268 lbs to 234 lbs and back up to 275 lbs to do it. Now, time to drop 40 lbs of fat so I can show off my 5 new lbs of muscle. It's a shame the only way anyone would notice is if those 5 lbs were in my shorts. Oh well.
or just rely a whole lot on elastic?
At 260 lbs and below, I can wear all the respectable clothing in my wardrobe. Above that, I am pretty much limited to dressing like a schlub.
Lost 7 more pounds on top of the 65 already lost. Add a few pounds of muscle. Ran two 5K's. Broke 27 minutes on one. My biggest goal was to gain a lot more flexibility, which was achieved after learning about muscle activation.
I also went rock climbing for the first time (indoors).
This year, I hope to add another 5-10 pounds of muscle without gaining any fat and complete either a 10K or a half-marathon.
which was more than 10 more than my goal. Also finished my first half iron triathlon at about the time I expected. I'm now in the best shape I've ever been in and plan on doing more triathlons and open water swims this summer.
but I will lose even more next year.
Lost about ten pounds by eating less food more often and passing on desserts.
Started with a trainer in October. Have not lost overall weight, but decreased per cent body fat.
And as for breaking 80, I always break eighty. Sometimes from the bottom up, sometimes from the top down. It's a number I constantly flirt with.
Lost almost 40 by May, maintained through August, and then I started evening grad school this past semester (at some points, pizza and soda just become necessary) and slid 10 pounds back on, which is still in my acceptable range. The trick for 2013 will be to not keep sliding back, while managing time better.
AFAA and am a group fitness instructor at two gyms.
Thanks for asking, Karl! Look what all of us did.
Had like four three putts in an 80 or 81 early in the summer. Never seriously threatened after that
Unless they are the unintended consequences of the various games I like to play.
My backhand has improved quite a bit this year, however.
Then took the rest of the year off.
been running, so that was really the biggest challenge I experienced. I ran with friends so the I think the most entertaining obstacles were the ones that offered a chance to use teamwork to complete.
IMO The "toughest" obstacles were (can't remember actual names):
1. Arctic ice bath
2. Half pipe
3. Electroshock therapy
Granted, I took it nice and slow. You can go as hard as you want, or can just jog/walk whatever you want. The obstacles are tough at times, but there are always other runners to help you out.
I figure if a guy like me can do it with minimal training, most decently in-shape folks can do it. Just keep moving your feet forward and you'll finish.
over the summer after P90X...and then sustained an injured hip. Haven't been able to do anything for 3 months...ruined everything I had obtained.
I'll start again after returning from Miami.
Honestly, I never thought I'd be able to get through P90, so I was pleased with myself. It's a lot to do on a daily basis.