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TreeSaw

Mama Monkey
Oct 30, 2003
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Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
Totally with ya there! My resolution was just to get in better shape and ride faster. I have no idea how much weight I've lost (since a 10yr bout with an eating disorder they're off limits) but all of my clothes are falling off me and I'm spinning on the trails like crazy:monkeydance:
:thumb: That's awesome!!! Congratulations on batteling the eating disorder. I just don't like having a number attached to my body...I judge myself based on how my clothes fit and how winded I am on the trails too! Keep up the good work!!!
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
Well, same resolution as last year. Lose some weight and get back in shape. Last year I went from 200 to 168 by summer. This year Im 185 so I dont have much to lose and Im still in pretty good shape.
 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
Staff member
Nov 7, 2001
24,638
26
behind the viewfinder
Well, same resolution as last year. Lose some weight and get back in shape. Last year I went from 200 to 168 by summer. This year Im 185 so I dont have much to lose and Im still in pretty good shape.
last year you went nuts...i checked the posts...you dropped 28 pounds in 42 days (from 200 to 172, in the span of jan 1 to feb 11)...damn!
 

I Are Baboon

Run, Forrest, Run!
Aug 6, 2001
29,767
2,618
MTB New England
I just want to lose the 10 pounds of holiday weight I put on and get back to my "sexy weight" of 165. Halfway there.

In 2007, I exercised 71% of all days (be it, riding, hockey, weights, cardio, skiing). I'd like to hit 80% for 4 out of every 5 days.

3 for 3 so far in '08.
 

reflux

Turbo Monkey
Mar 18, 2002
4,622
2
G14 Classified
My resolution, besides continuing to kick ass, is to not drink beer when I go out to dinner. It's a combination of the beer being expensive as fack and the empty calories. I'd much rather prefer to defer the empty calories to the weekend.
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
last year you went nuts...i checked the posts...you dropped 28 pounds in 42 days (from 200 to 172, in the span of jan 1 to feb 11)...damn!


I can lose weight fast when I eat right, lift, and exercise. Heck Im down 5 lbs in 5 days already. I use the bowflex for 45 min, coreball for 15 min, and trainer bike for 50 minutes. Then I keep my calorie intake under 2500 cal. I only splurge one meal a week. I can be pretty dedicated.

185-Jan1
180-Jan 6
 

dhmike

Turbo Monkey
Dec 20, 2006
4,307
43
Boise Idaho
my news year resoultion would i guess be the same as last year [ i missed most of last season due to car accident]and that's just to podium at my local dh race series.wish me luck first race is next sunday.
 

reflux

Turbo Monkey
Mar 18, 2002
4,622
2
G14 Classified
my news year resoultion would i guess be the same as last year [ i missed most of last season due to car accident]and that's just to podium at my local dh race series.wish me luck first race is next sunday.
Fontucky? It's been years since I rode that course, and the times I did was only when Cal Poly Pomona hosted their race there. How is it nowadays?
 

dhmike

Turbo Monkey
Dec 20, 2006
4,307
43
Boise Idaho
it's still good for what it is .as you probally know there are not to many places to dh in socal, but i'm thankful fontucky is around. the cal poly pomona guys still go out there and build trails and ride they still have some crazy ass riders.
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
188-Dec 27
185-Jan1
180-Jan 6
177-Jan 19

I hope to be down to the high 160s by summer. I tore something in my tricep lifting the other day, so its been hard to lift. Ive just been hitting the coreball and bike trainer till it heals.

How is everyone else doing?
 

skyst3alth

Monkey
Apr 13, 2004
866
0
Denver, CO
I haven't been able to lift due to thumb surgery, but i'm starting that up on Monday (got the OK from the doc). I've been in a cast and out of the gym for a while, just started back up a few weeks ago.

Been doing cycling (10 min warmup, 15 minutes hard, 5 minute med 15 minutes hard, 10 minutes med, 5 minute cooldown) one day and swimming laps for an hour the other, 6 days a week. Watching what I eat too, and eating often (every 2-3 hours), feeling good about that and it's certainly manageable. Not your typical "I'm so hungry kill me now" diet. Definitely noticing an improvement.

Down to ~185 in 3 weeks (From 192). I hope to be around 170-175 before the season starts. I don't have too much fat to lose anyways, just looking to get leaner and more prepared for the upcoming season.

I forgot how much I love swimming!
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
188-Dec 27
185-Jan1
180-Jan 6
177-Jan 19
175-Jan 27

Im going down a lot slower this year but Im eating more and I feel much better, no weak spells.

FINAL
June 1-168

Lost 20 lbs
 
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Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
I do this every year. Time to lose 15-20 lbs!! I eat so bad Nov and Dec. Anyone else getting ready for the season?

185-Jan 2
180-Jan 10
 
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laura

DH_Laura
Jul 16, 2002
6,260
15
Glitter Gulch
I want to dedicate more time to my yoga practice. I've been half assing it for about 10 years now and it's time to step up. I've started teaching a group of girls at work so it is motivation to really focus on it.
 

Serial Midget

Al Bundy
Jun 25, 2002
12,833
1,589
Fort of Rio Grande
I want to dedicate more time to my yoga practice. I've been half assing it for about 10 years now and it's time to step up. I've started teaching a group of girls at work so it is motivation to really focus on it.
Don't just teach them, destroy their will to do anything else. :biggrin:
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
185-Jan 2
180-Jan 10
178- Jan 16
175-Jan 31

10 lbs in one month isnt too bad, I guess. Id like to lose 10 lbs more.

Im lifting and core strengthening 3-4 days a week and Im on the trainer 5-6 days a week for about 15-16 miles. My entire work out takes about 2 hours. Its been hard getting up at 5:15-5:30am, but Im getting use to it. Ive been keeping my calorie intake at about 1500-2000 cals. Im going to drop down to 1000-1500 cals for a bit. Ive been eating real good.

Anyone else?
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
185-Jan 2
180-Jan 10
178- Jan 16
175-Jan 31
173-Feb 6
170-Feb 13

How is everyone else doing with training?
 
Aug 6, 2006
349
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Denver, CO
Jan 1st- 178
Today- 167
Goal: 165 by March 22nd, when I'll run my first marathon.

Dropping the weight wasn't the biggest thing, but building a better core, and getting my legs into shape before the season, not in the middle of summer. So far it's working. None of my riding buddies can touch me, even though I bought a super heavy bike.
 

macko

Turbo Monkey
Jul 12, 2002
1,192
0
THE Palouse
I'm doing pretty good as well! Been swimming, running, and/or riding almost every day this year (with only two exceptions). I PR'd and placed in a local 5k a couple of weeks ago and my first mtb race is in April. Just gotta keep it going!
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
185-Jan 2
180-Jan 10
178- Jan 16
175-Jan 31
173-Feb 6
170-Feb 13
167-Feb 27

I sure would like to get down a little more, but I think I just need to maintain, now. I can't wait for the season to start. We got about 12" of snow over the last 2 days, so it might be awhile yet. :(
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
I dont know what my problem is. I always gain 15-20 lbs from Oct to Dec. Im back up to 185 again. Once the new year starts, its back in the gym. This thread always gets me motivated to get back in shape for the season.
 

BikeLuvR904

Monkey
Jun 8, 2009
111
0
I've already started, but I always say that my resolution is to get in shape and come february I've forgotten all about it.
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
Im getting ready to hit it hard starting on Jan 2. I need to loose about 20 lbs... again. Doing nothing and eating everything for 3 months is hard on the body. :)
 

venom600

Chimp
May 2, 2008
77
0
Bozeman
Im getting ready to hit it hard starting on Jan 2. I need to loose about 20 lbs... again. Doing nothing and eating everything for 3 months is hard on the body. :)
I'm with you. I'm at 195# right now. Need to get back to 180-185 by end of Feb and 175 or so before the summer gets into full swing.
 

Total Heckler

Beer and Bike Enthusiast
Apr 28, 2005
8,083
18
Santa Cruz, CA
After 6 months of not riding (because if shoulder surgery, then getting hit by a car on my road bike) I got to 223lbs (usually run around 200lbs). I started watching my calories just over a month ago and I have now lost 7lbs.

I am hoping to get under 200lbs by my wedding in May 2010.
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
Im up early and getting ready to hit the bowflex and trainer. Weighed in this morning. The goal is 165 lb.

JAN 2-195
 

SDH Racing

Monkey
Apr 5, 2006
341
0
NE
Currently around 155, my body build has always beth "athletic" borderline "skinny" so I started going back to the gym and taking GNC's "AMP" protein and createin products. (No this is not a promo for them) though I can honestly say they work great and help with the recovery time quite a bit.

In the next few winter months my goal is to get in shape and add a little lean mass for the upcoming DH and general racing season. So far so good...

Level 10+ on cardio machines
Bench- 225
Leg press- 520
 

FullMonty

Chimp
Nov 29, 2009
96
0
resolution: un-f4ck my shoulder...

hurt it in a crash a few months back. thought I was back to normal, but after a big hike-a-bike today it tried to pop out in an awkward turn on the way down.

ibuprofen and ice has me feeling better, but a phone call to the physiotherapist is in order.
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
Jan 2-195
Jan 9-191

I only lost 4 lbs this week, but hit the gym hard. Im going to cut down a few more calories.
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
Jan 2-195
Jan 9-191
Jan 16-185
Jan 23-181
Jan 30-181

Didnt lose any this week... I ate bad. Its better than gaining though.
 

Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
What have you been doing week to week?
I get up every morning before work at 515 am. I do the Bowflex for 30 min, core ball for 30 min with dumbells, then I put a mountain bike movie in the DVD player and ride the trainer for 50 minutes (15-16 miles).

8am-Breakfast varies-large Protein/Vitamin shake blended with a banana, or a bowl of Mini-Wheats and fruit, or small Egg Beaters omlette with mushrooms and tomatos.
11am-Snack is apple with granola bar.
1:30pm-Lunch is vege stir fly with chicken or lean beef.
4pm-Snack of orange, banana, and fiber bar.
630pm-Dinner is vege stir fly with chicken or lean beef or turkey burger.
800pm-Snack of carrots with light ranch SOMETIMES.
10pm-bed

I try and drink a ton of water but its usually G2 mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with water.
REPEAT 5-6 days a week.

I can usually lose 5 lbs a week if I stick to this. This last week we went out to eat to celebrate my kids AWESOME report card. She wanted to go to Sizzler.. you know the rest of the story. :) I have also found out that I lose more weight if I dont eat past 7pm.
 
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Kntr

Turbo Monkey
Jan 25, 2003
7,536
20
Montana
Jan 2-195
Jan 9-191
Jan 16-185
Jan 23-181
Jan 30-181
Feb 6-179
Feb 13-177
Feb 19-176
Feb 28-176

Im stuck. I gotta get outside and ride. This indoor stuff is driving me crazy. Im in shape though. :)
 

Al C. Oholic

Monkey
Feb 11, 2010
407
0
FoCo
^^^ that's fantastic dude. you'll be my role model.
i'm giving up drinking and i MUST ride my bike anywhere within five miles, as long as it's not raining or i don't have cargo.
Trying to get down from 210 to 190 at least. my diets been better but it's hard to do good excercise with a knee fresh out from under the blade.