Friday, November 11, 2011

Healthy Gamer Challenge update 11-11

Howdy health fans!

It's been another two weeks so time for another update. I have hit a plateau on the weight loss side of things, as I have lost none in this cycle. Now that is always to be expected when losing weight so I am not worried one bit.

So I will be changing up my exercise routine a bit in the next two weeks. I'll still be walking, although the weather has forced me indoors on the trusty old treadmill. I will be adding some light weight lifting to help firm and tone in the areas I have lost in, so I don't end up with any saggy areas. This will also increase the amount of exercise that my body is doing and should spur my body back toward burning more calories.

Now that I have shared it is your turn. How have you guys been doing?


  1. Me is recovering well my friend, just need to get use to my new bits.

  2. 6-time Ironman, twice All-Navy Triathlon Team, played rugby all over the world and now I teach free, no-experience-needed CrossFit classes in San Diego on the weekends. In one year I've gone from a wheelchair to losing 25+ pounds and being stronger and healthier than ever. In less than an hour a day - a far cry from my 8-9hr long former workouts.

    I don't know what your specific situation and goals are, but if you're in SoCal or want help figuring out what to start with, let me know. Keep in mind weight loss is ~80% nutrition and just getting moving to burn energy (consider a standing desk!). Til then here's World-Class Fitness in 100 Words:

    • Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.

    • Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.

    • Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.

    • Regularly learn and play new sports.

  3. Heya Jim, somehow GiF slipped off my Blogroll! I'm getting there myself, down 15lbs since I began but I am up against a bit of a wall right now, trying to work down under 250 but generally happy to be more active. Winter did the same for me, so I bought an Elliptical torture machine of DEATH! I think some twisted TechPriest invented the thing.

    15 Minutes minimum on that monster per day working on getting my Cardio up so I can go for longer periods. Changed up the diet a bit, fruits/nuts as snacks instead of salty/sugary stuff whenever I can. Portion control is helping a lot. Amazed at how much I had been eating that was simply excess food.

    Keep the updates coming..and give me some of that painting talent damn you!