Summer 2017 52DC Ends – the Fall Challenge Starts


The Summer 2017 52  Day Challenge has ended. 

Here are my Final Numbers:

Clean Eats: 100/104/96 (104.17%) 
Resistance Training: 22/20 (110%) 
Cardio Training: 22/20 (110%) 
Personal Goal 1 (Push-ups): 2600/2600 (100%) 
Personal Goal 2 (Chin/Pull-ups): 1150/700 (164.29%)  

I managed to up my chin/pull-ups to 3 sets of 15. A set is 10 Chin-ups then 5 Pull-ups repeated 3 times. I’ve started mixing in push-ups and dips between the chins and pull-ups. I do this 3 times a week mixed in with the cardio machines.

I have a couple of “events” coming up which will impair my time in the gym, so I am lowering my goals just a bit for the next Challenge.

The Fall 52DC starts on August 9th. Check out the Announcement

Are you and your friends preparing for 5/10ks, Marathons, Triathlons, Tough Mudders, Spartans, etc… Form a Team-In-Training as part of this Challenge. This Challenge will help your Team be prepared for the big event.

Had a follow up exam with my Surgeon. Looks like I will eventually need a left knee replacement. Not gonna happen quickly – I am still rehabing the left leg. In this next Challenge, I need to focus on strengthening my left leg abductor muscle and get my Iliotibular band stretched and loosened. Have a script for PT – just have to find the time to get there.

Summer 2017 – 52 Day Challenge starts Wednesday

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The Summer 52 Day Challenge starts this Wednesday, May 31st. The Sign-up Thread has been posted. The FAQs have been updated. The Sign-up Thread for the Weight Loss sub-challenge has been posted. Time to get on board.

I’ve been doing these Challenges for what seems like forever. I actually started in the Summer of 2008. Five Challenges a year for Nine years. Why?

I have lost weight – lots of weight – multiple times. I have never been able to keep it off.

I have started an exercise program multiple times. I have never been able to stick with it.

This is the first time that I have kept the weight OFF!

I have ONE – set of clothing that fits – no matter what the season. I no longer have multiple sizes tucked away in the back of the closet. The last group of over-sized clothing was pulled out of a storage bin under my bed and is being given to a charity fund raiser. The good part – I found a sweater that still had the tags on it — that finally fits. Too bad it is summer.

It is really nice to be able to reach into the closet and have it fit. No guessing – no hoping – it just fits.

This is the first time I have stuck with going to the gym. No – I am not able to lift up small VWs – but I can do multiple sets of chin-ups and pull-ups without using an assisted pull-up machine. I am recouping the strength in my legs after having both hips replaced over the last three years.

It is now 10 years of eating Very Low Carb and exercising 6 days/week. 

I can’t argue with the results – and I can let you know – that much of my success has come from participating in the 52 Day Challenges.

It’s your turn! See you at the Starting Line.

Spring 52 Day Challenge Starts Today!

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Today is Day 1 of the Spring 52 Day Challenge.

It is not too late to Sign-up and join the fun.

Make today the first day of the rest of your life.

Summer Bodies – The Time to Start is Now.


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The Spring 52 Day Challenge starts Wednesday March 15th. Sign-up Now!

Spring 52 Day Challenge Starts March 15th

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The Winter Challenge ended the day before I left on vacation. Timing is everything. Here are my results, which earned me a Platinum Medal.

Clean Eats: 98/102/96 (102.08%) 
Resistance Training: 20/20 (100%) 
Cardio Training: 20/20 (100%) 
Personal Goal 1 (Chin/Pull-ups): 585/500 (117%)
Personal Goal 2 (Push-ups): 1835/1500 (122.33%)

Question of the Day: What was your biggest success for the challenge, and what was your biggest hardship? Did you learn anything along the way?

Answer of the Day: My biggest hardship was the same as my biggest success – coming back from the hip surgery. Still have a lot more work to do on strengthening my legs and knees – but making progress. Got back to doing 50 push-ups and 10+ chin/pull-ups a day. Surprise success: down a solid 10 pounds from just before surgery. If I net out the extra weight from the prosthetic hips – it may be closer to 12 pounds. The scale said 175 this morning. Happiness Now – I just need to lock it in place – which is really the hard part. Hmmmm – I wonder what 170 looks like?

A 10 day vacation – did have an impact – but – not that much. I’m OK – still well below my goal weight and still wondering if I should lower my Goal Weight.

Don’t you think it’s about time for you to join the 52 Day Challenge. The Spring Challenge starts on March 15th.

The Sign-Up Thread has been posted.

There is a wealth of information in the FAQs.

Check it out. See you on the 15th.

52DC Starting Line

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Yesterday was Day 1 of the 2017 Winter 52DC. 
Amazing the number of people who signed up and showed up. The regulars are back, some veterans are names from yesterday – and the day before – are back; and a whole bunch of Newbies.


It is also – real nice – that a number of people who follow this blog signed on.


Even though today is Day 2 – no one has locked the door, so if you want to join the fun – Sign-up and be part of what is shaping up to be one helluva Challenge.


BTW – did my first “floor exercises” since 11-21-16 – felt good.

Is this you?

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Then Sign Up now and be part of the 2017 Winter 52 Day Challenge.

See you at the Starting Line on Wednesday, January 4th.

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