Now unlike those on the fitness forum we will have guideline and not rules as those training for larger races have different needs and a naughty reward can help focus us towards finishing that extra mile etc in training or a race.
Also there is no point doing anything today that you can't see yourself doing in 6 months or a year. We are all trying to create a new us and some lifestyle changes will get us there quicker than a list of RULES !
So we'll weigh in each tuesday and try to do it at the same time each week. As in morning or evening.
We'll ask you to post at the start with a short bio, fitness goal and starting weight in total pounds.
Then a weekly update with starting weight and current and how your week went training wise etc. We'll then do a table each week showing how all are doing ( not a leaderboard as this isn't the biggest loser )
Also you must measure each week as muscle weighs more than fat and if you lose fat and replace it with muscle you can gain on the sacle but lose inches off your body. We'll just do 2 inches updates in the middle and at the end.
Below you'll find some help on measuring, how to prepare and on diet ( these are thanks to g'ems )
How to Prepare
You may want to reference the Fitness:The Basics (Incl Diet and Nutrition) thread aswell as it's another great thread put together by the fitness forum guys. Transform has some good videos on that thread too which might have people more inclined to follow the no junk food guideline.
Here are the guidelines
1. eat healthy - take the healthy option when possible
2. keep well hydrated
3. keep a food diary and read labels on food to see what in your food.
2. exercise and prepare properly for your race
3. Limited booze, junk food and caffine
4. don't starve yourself the day of/before a weigh in
5. Measure your body as you can stay the same on the scales but can loose inches
6. Weigh yourself at the same day and time each week were possible as your weight can change a lot during the day.
7. Your only in competition with yourself so jut because someone loses 2 pounds more than you don't get down over it.
8. Never mind "no pain no gain".......i rather "no effort to gain"
9. Share youe experiences, good and bad. They can help others and we can help you.
So let the fun begin !
You can join in anytime over the peroid and remember your doing this for yourself in the long run ( excuse the pun )
Here you go... Hopefully it's editable by all.
Weight Loss Google Doc