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Tyl 12-26-2013 03:47 PM

Cut The Crap Challenge, Take 2
 
This was a great challenge a few years ago, so we're doing it again! Everyone is welcome!

You've made excuses and allowances and now you realize that it's TIME TO CUT THE CRAP!

The next 8 weeks will be an intense opportunity to kick your bad habits to the wayside and get your CRAP together. Let's see who Cut's their crap and who is Full of crap!

Rules:

1) Eat on plan everyday (whatever that may be for you)
2) Exercise at least 3 times per week (real exercise, not activities of daily living)
3) You must truly commit to this challenge. No, you cannot drop out! I will be watching through the computer monitor. I'll know "when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!" [ahem, sorry for that holiday tune... back to the rules.]
4) You determine your success. If you eat off plan or don't get your exercise in, you are the one who is full of crap! If you complete the necessary steps, you Cut the crap that week.
5) Each week you will calculate your points as follows: 1 point for each day of eating on plan; 1 point for each DAY you exercise. Bonus points will be available periodically throughout the challenge, so check in regularly. Post your weekly total and cumulative total of points each Saturday! (ex: Week 2: 14 pts, Total points: 28 pts)
6) The person who scores the highest will be the reigning CTC King/Queen. Feel free to place your crown in your siggy!
7) No excuses. No coddling. No its oks (when itís really not). No hand holding. The only person who can do this for you is YOU!

So who is ready to cut the crap and get happy and healthy?

Challenge begins Sunday, Dec 29 and runs through Feb 22nd!

Who will reign supreme?

Tyl 12-26-2013 03:48 PM

Introduce yourself!

Name:
What plan are you following?
Why this challenge? What's your motivation?
What type of exercise do you do?
What part of the country are you in?

Tyl 12-26-2013 03:51 PM

Name:Chantyl
What plan are you following? I am on a doctor supervised low carb plan
Why this challenge? What's your motivation? I did so well the first time around, lost weight, exercised faithfully had lots of great goals, achieved them, some structure and support will be great, BUT NO HAND HOLDING. I need to cut my crap and get back on track. The doc is monitoring me and if i dont do something, I will end up on meds for diabetes! (talk about motivation)
What type of exercise do you do? I have a barre in my home office, so i can do callenetics, barre work, have a gym membership where i like the elliptical, and i have a recumbent back at home---no excuses for me
What part of the country are you in? Dallas, Tx!

Tyl 12-26-2013 04:01 PM

An original gem

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Ways to make exercise a habit:


Your best bet for health is to start a lifelong fitness habit. But you may find yourself breaking that habit unless you find ways to keep it fun, fresh, and energizing. So, what gets in the way of lifelong fitness? Most people cite boredom, lack of time, and no motivation as reasons why they stop working out. Here, we've got ten great tips for making exercise a habit you'll never want to break.

Make it fun. You're more likely to exercise if it's enjoyable. Choose sports you love or want to learn. Work out with friends. Blast your favorite music.

Put your health first. Take yourself off the bottom of your to-do list and give your health the #1 position it deserves. Making exercise a habit means you'll be around longer for all the people who depend on you.

Save the date. Make a daily appointment with yourself for fitness. Treating exercise like you would a business meeting, dinner date, or medical appointment will help you take it seriously.

Mix it up. Nobody wants to do the same old thing every day. Cross train or engage in multiple sports or exercises to keep your mind and body interested.

Keep a diary. Write down what you did, or didn't do for fitness each day, and review it weekly. If you find you're skipping certain days or taking shortcuts, evaluate what might be standing in your way. Were you too busy, tired, or bored? Consider more convenient times of day or locations for exercise.

Pick the right time. Most people who successfully make exercise a habit work out out either first thing in the morning or on their way home from work before other commitments and responsibilities take over their schedule.

Get involved. Sign up for a 5K, tennis tournament, volleyball competition, or commit to some other sports event. You're more likely to work out regularly when you know you'll have to perform at your best (and in front of other people) in the future.

Hire a task master. Hiring a personal trainer is a sure-fire way to make exercise a habit. Not only will your trainer make sure you show up and do the right thing, but the money you're spending will be an extra motivator.

Get a buddy. Find a workout partner who shares your fitness goals and interests-and hold each other accountable. It's harder to break the exercise habit if you know someone else is depending on you.

Positive reinforcement. Reward yourself for making exercise a habit. Made it to the gym every day for a week? Treat yourself to a movie. Finally completed 20 laps in the pool without stopping? Get a pedicure.



Cut the crap and get it cracking! No excuses!

jeaniem 12-26-2013 04:21 PM

Name: Jeanie
What plan are you following? No specific plan low carb
Why this challenge? What's your motivation? Because it is the best laid out challenge I have seen, love the crap concept:laugh: and tallying the points. My motivation is threefold, I want to look and feel great, but also be fit and healthy as I look forward to more travel with DH when he retires next year.
What type of exercise do you do? Walking,light weight training and stationary cycling.
What part of the country are you in? Mid-Atlantic Maryland.

Tyl 12-26-2013 04:28 PM

Welcome Jeanie! Let's do it!!!!!

8 weeks will pass before we know it, and we will be better off than the start!

jeaniem 12-26-2013 05:03 PM

Thanks! Looking forward to the challenge.

DesertGurl 12-26-2013 05:19 PM

Name: Danielle

What plan are you following? Chris Powell's Carb Cycling

Why this challenge? What's your motivation? I love the concept of this challenge....I NEED the accountability. My motivation is the idea that my goal IS attainable for the end of 2014

What type of exercise do you do? Just starting out, but exercise will be either walking outdoors, or doing dvd's & weight training...maybe a gym if I decide to take the plunge.

What part of the country are you in? Arizona

Tyl 12-26-2013 07:00 PM

Welcome Danni! So nice to see you here!

kjwalsh 12-27-2013 12:25 AM

I'm in!
 
Name: Kim

What plan are you following? Low Carb <60

Why this challenge? What's your motivation? because I need to cut the crap!and I want to reach my goal - so close!

What type of exercise do you do? walk (and I've got an elliptical that's collecting dust...)

What part of the country are you in? Illinois

Sammi 12-27-2013 04:10 AM

Name:Sammi

What plan are you following? Atkins- low carb

Why this challenge? This sounds more hard core, no hand holding, I need to be held accountable, no excuses.

What's your motivation? Biggest motivation for me is my health. I want to feel alive and be able to walk everywhere again.

What type of exercise do you do? I had been walking three miles a day, then I stopped. I will start again plus I am getting a treadmill very soon. I also do pilates for twenty minutes daily. I love to work out very early in the morning.

What part of the country are you in? I am in Maryland.

Tyl 12-27-2013 07:08 AM

Hi Sammie! Hi Kim!!! Welcome folks! Can't wait to see what the next 8 weeks will bring us!

kjsurgtech 12-27-2013 12:09 PM

Name: Kiki
What plan are you following? Lo Carb
Why this challenge? What's your motivation? The accountability. Better health.
What type of exercise do you do? A mix of Zumba, maybe some Insanity, and/or Tae-Bo
What part of the country are you in? Greenville, SC

mrstmitch 12-27-2013 12:26 PM

Count Me In, TOO!
 
Name: Tracy
What plan are you following? Rosedale
Why this challenge? I love the concept--been on too many "challenges" with people going off plan, and it's discouraging
What's your motivation? I'm 54, way over weight, and I need to cut the CRAP! :laugh:
What type of exercise do you do? Exercise DVDs: Kathy Smith, Jillian Michaels, Karen Voight, among others
What part of the country are you in? Vancouver, Washington (State)

Thanks so much for starting this great challenge, Chantyl!! :clap:

Tyl 12-27-2013 01:30 PM

welcome Kiki and Tracy!!!!!

DesertGurl 12-27-2013 01:45 PM

Welcome ladies! :sing:

I'm feeling very empowered today. Taking back control, walking the line, and saying no to junk & YES to ME! :muscles:

jeaniem 12-27-2013 01:53 PM

Woo hoo our group is growing! I went out today and got some shiny new calendars and other motivational things that I am looking forward to using during the 8 weeks.:)

Tyl 12-27-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by DesertGurl (Post 16731106)
Welcome ladies! :sing:

I'm feeling very empowered today. Taking back control, walking the line, and saying no to junk & YES to ME! :muscles:

love it! go Dani go!

i said goodbye to all the christmas goodies too! i already feel better!

Tyl 12-27-2013 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16731115)
Woo hoo our group is growing! I went out today and got some shiny new calendars and other motivational things that I am looking forward to using during the 8 weeks.:)

shiny new calendars!?!? what are you gonna do?

i started a spreadsheet today so i can monitor my progress, but a physical calendar could be neat...

jeaniem 12-27-2013 02:44 PM

I have 3 calendar/planners. One each for tracking workouts,food and weight/measurements. I also bought some little shiny stickers that I plan to attach when I meet my daily goal. Kinda of dorky, but it gives me visual feedback. I have an online tracker but I just love the way paper and pen feels!

Tyl 12-27-2013 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16731163)
I have 3 calendar/planners. One each for tracking workouts,food and weight/measurements. I also bought some little shiny stickers that I plan to attach when I meet my daily goal. Kinda of dorky, but it gives me visual feedback. I have an online tracker but I just love the way paper and pen feels!

that's super cool!

i used to use a small calendar with stickers to track workouts! thanks for the reminder! i may get a little creative myself with this challenge!!

Tyl 12-27-2013 03:57 PM

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I was totally inspired by Jeanie so I created a challenge chart. Think I attached them!

Tyl 12-27-2013 03:59 PM

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Tyl 12-27-2013 04:00 PM

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Another....sure there is an easier way!

Tyl 12-27-2013 04:01 PM

i'm gonna write in some additional words and make it pretty but i'm super stoked! thanks for the inspiration Jeanie!!!

jeaniem 12-27-2013 04:19 PM

Love it!!

I am still undecided if I want to pre-plan the workouts or just allow 30 mins daily of any workout of choice. I want to do at least two strength works out a week though. This way I would write the workout down as I do it,so I am not sure if that will work as well as just writing out a week and then following it as written...

Tyl 12-27-2013 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16731259)
Love it!!

I am still undecided if I want to pre-plan the workouts or just allow 30 mins daily of any workout of choice. I want to do at least two strength works out a week though. This way I would write the workout down as I do it,so I am not sure if that will work as well as just writing out a week and then following it as written...

Well you have a couple days to figure out a game plan. As long as you are exercising I'm rooting you on!

DesertGurl 12-27-2013 08:56 PM

Jeanie, I love all your visual aides! I am a very visual person too so I totally get it. I have a jar of stones I, using that represent pounds lost and it really has helped my motivation. I'll have to post a picture of my jar and post it in the morning. :)

weewess 12-27-2013 10:06 PM

I'm in! I'm in!
 
Name: Leslie (weewess)

What plan are you following? Induction/Low Carb

Why this challenge? What's your motivation? I'm ready to get serious and you all sound serious. Motivation is a vacation in July.

What type of exercise do you do? Walk and DVDs

What part of the country are you in? Eastern PA

Let's do it!

mrstmitch 12-27-2013 11:17 PM

I'm STOKED!!
 
You girls are getting me motivated to make some *shiny* calendars, too :clap:
I just bought 4 new DVD's to add to my collection... Cindy Whitmarsh, Cathe Friedrich, Jillian Michaels, and Callanetics.

We ARE DOING THIS!!! :jumpjoy:


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