How did you do with fitness goals in 2012?
by Karl(1of1) (2012-12-31 14:06:50)
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I managed to go from 1035 to 1310, powerlifting total, so I'm pretty pleased.

Did you all run your marathons, lose weight, climb mountains, break 80, or whatever else you had planned?




About as bad as possible whilst still living
by yooper  (2013-01-01 23:53:46)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


Awful, but did re-break #500 squat goal by one week *
by Irish2003  (2013-01-01 05:23:49)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Really well. Thank you for asking.
by Shifty  (2013-01-01 00:15:41)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


I'm still alive. *
by OGerry  (2012-12-31 20:00:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Gained 20 lbs, but I can still swim 100 free in :55 *
by thecontrarian (click here to email the poster)  (2012-12-31 19:47:34)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Not too bad, lost about 15 pounds and ran
by Endthecursein05  (2012-12-31 19:44:39)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


Lost 15lbs and ran two 10 mile races. *
by Camdenyards  (2012-12-31 16:46:04)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I'm horribly disappointed in you.
by Papa November  (2012-12-31 16:43:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


Do you maintain two different wardrobes...
by NavyJoe  (2012-12-31 17:43:30)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

or just rely a whole lot on elastic?


Kind of.
by Papa November  (2012-12-31 19:18:57)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


Not wearing shirts probably helps. *
by NDBass  (2012-12-31 17:55:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Lost 2-3 pounds and did a few minutes on elliptical *
by Caber  (2012-12-31 16:23:09)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Pace yourself this year. You don't want to get hurt. *
by Papa November  (2012-12-31 16:46:26)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Pretty good.
by Revue Party  (2012-12-31 16:02:06)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


Lost 50+ pounds
by Dutch  (2012-12-31 15:56:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


I lost 40 pounds but then gained 20 back
by jt  (2012-12-31 15:41:17)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

but I will lose even more next year.


What was your playing weight @ SJU? *
by irishhawk49  (2012-12-31 19:28:29)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


ranged; I played a few different positions
by jt  (2013-01-01 02:35:02)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

215-240


went from 208 to 175 to 190. So, net net I'm down 18. *
by irishnyer  (2012-12-31 15:34:22)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I'm a hot piece *
by Cartwright  (2012-12-31 15:26:16)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Terrific. Didn't make any all year, plan to continue in '13. *
by Giggity_Giggity  (2012-12-31 15:24:13)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Pretty darn good.
by dbldomer7375  (2012-12-31 15:15:56)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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 weight and kept a sufficient amout off.
by Irish Tool  (2012-12-31 15:12:17)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


Gosh, it has been a year! I actually made my goals. Got my
by 1NDGal  (2012-12-31 15:08:40)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

AFAA and am a group fitness instructor at two gyms.

Thanks for asking, Karl! Look what all of us did.


Haven't broken 80 yet, but working on it. *
by Wooderson  (2012-12-31 14:49:49)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Same here
by clevelandeic05  (2012-12-31 15:02:50)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Had like four three putts in an 80 or 81 early in the summer. Never seriously threatened after that


Someday, if I'm lucky, I'll break 100. *
by Wooderson  (2012-12-31 15:19:16)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Swam 7200 lengths of the pool.....100 miles ! *
by tjnd88  (2012-12-31 14:47:01)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Great, I'm still alive ... and still avoiding fitness goals
by Atticus  (2012-12-31 14:43:05)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Unless they are the unintended consequences of the various games I like to play.

My backhand has improved quite a bit this year, however.


Finished Tough Mudder (AZ) in 4.1 hours
by az_irish_devil  (2012-12-31 14:41:46)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Then took the rest of the year off.


How Tough Was It? *
by clevelandeic05  (2012-12-31 15:03:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


The obstacles weren't too bad, my weakness has always
by az_irish_devil  (2012-12-31 15:52:26)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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


I didn't think it was so bad
by Final_Flanner  (2012-12-31 15:14:32)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


You misspelled "2013" *
by ColoraDomer  (2012-12-31 14:40:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Finished P90X twice...was running 3-4x per week....
by JTAD31  (2012-12-31 14:23:04)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

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.


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