Day 12: Do you really want to challenge ME?

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The challenge I set up for me was to get in shape and I have 100 days to reach that goal. When I posted  my first entry, I wrote Let the 100 day challenge begin… Challenge me, if you dare…”. This was meant as an encouragement for other people to do the same. It seemed that some understood the meaning of what I wrote and some didn’t. I don’t know why this was so unclear, if you visit the blog, the description reads:

It’s simple. If it jiggles it’s fat. 100 day challenge to get in shape. Join me.

Well I know what you guys are thinking, round is also a shape (Need to get this clear, trust me there is always that person trying to be a wise ass), but that isn’t what I am aiming for. Get in shape can mean several things, better cardio, get out of the couch, lose weight, or in my case gain strength and lose fat. This is what I meant by “the challenge”, go get in shape, make up a game plan and set up your OWN goals. I wrote a list of people that would join me on this challenge and I don’t expect people to follow my training or diet program, do what you guys feel is best you (don’t worry  Jennifer L, no one is forcing you to do anything 🙂 ).

A person told me this once, I wasn't sure if she was serious or not.

A person told me this once, I wasn’t sure if she was serious or not.

Still, I like the idea that some readers wants to challenge ME. So, let’s make it simple then, if you get in better shape than me, I’ll buy you a romantic dinner (we can discuss where it will take place later).

These are the conditions though:

  • Take a before picture and save it so you can compare with your after shot (after the challenge).
  • Set up a goal and design a plan to reach that goal.
  • Document your progression, (reps, weight, time everything you feel is important).

To avoid more questions I answered a few of them in advance:

Q1) What is the challenge?
A1) Fuck you, I just explained it.

Q2) Who’s the judge?
A2) I am, trust me I will be honest, I will happily pay the dinner if I’ve seen how much change that person has gone through.

Q3) If I’m already in shape, what to do?
A3) Get in better shape, I’ll judge through the list above. It might be harder, but possible.

Q4) I live outside of Sweden/Stockholm, will my dinner still count?
A4) Yes, will eventually meet in the future, and we’ll take it then, the dinner expires 2035, so hurry up.

Q5) How are we gonna compare for instance, running vs going to the gym?
A5) We can enter the competition below (check the youtube clip) and see who wins.

So to summarize, If you lose don’t worry I won’t expect a dinner back, the agreement is, I will buy you dinner if YOU get in better shape than me .

But answer me this, what makes you think that you can achieve that? I won’t lose, will you?

Do you want me to pay for dinner? Well, make that ass work work and I just might do it.

Do you want me to pay for dinner? Well, make that ass work work and I just might do it.

Next post will be about my “before picture”, I’ll post it on Tuesday.

Have a nice weekend.

 

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Day 10: I wanna FEEL sexy, period.

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So what do I want to achieve with this challenge, that’s easy to answer,  I want to FEEL awesome, mentally and physically , don’t we all want that? I mean if you feel good and your mind knows that you look good, isn’t that the feeling of confidence? Who wouldn’t want that? Don’t get me wrong, I like who I am, but I know that I can improve myself even more. So from this statement I ended up setting up these goals:

1) I want to get stronger in these exercises bench-press, squats, dead lift and weighted chins-ups.

Great way to see your progression through this challenge. I’ve been reading around fitness forums and drawn the conclusion:  “Gaining strength has correlation to muscle gain”, what does this mean? Strong guy = bigger muscles. Is this the most efficient way to gain muscles, don’t know. As mentioned, gaining strength is the main goal, adding muscles is just a bonus. I’ll write my current results and what I aim for in a later post (Thank you for pointing this out Christian F 😉 ).

2) The blog will be updated 3 times a week so you readers can follow my progression

If you think I’m doing this for you guys, Hell to the NO (but I am happy that you guys are supporting me). By checking in once in a while keeps me motivated. I think of you readers as the “girl with the tight ass” that walks by you when you are at the gym, you do at least 10 more reps to impress that ass (GUYS, you know what i’m talking about).

3) Do 20 strict chin-ups.

This is something that has been bugging me for ages, I can’t do chins-ups. It’s simple, if you can’t do chin-ups, you’re not a man, period. If I manage to do this, I’ll finally become a real man, (confidence off the chart).

4) I want to go  from 13.6 % body fat to 8 %.

When you go below 10 %  is when your muscles start to pop out (abs showing, ass looking ALL THAT, sexy and you know it). I’ve spoken to a few people with more experience and they think 8 % is possible, but I got this answer: “It’s possible, but its not gonna be easy”, awesome answer, bring it.

"I want to eat healthier to get more fit and get stronger and inspire people into doing the same". What I pretty much meant was, "I want to FEEL sexy" (note, I wrote feel, not LOOK, BIG difference).

“I want to FEEL sexy” note, I wrote feel, not LOOK, BIG difference. And I feel damn sexy in this picture, No joke.

I tend to set up lots of goals because for me, succeeding goals keeps me knowing that I’m developing, moving forward, doing progress . Unfortunately, this year I’ve become more of a talker rather than a do’er. This is since I like most people are set very vague or unreachable goals, and it doesn’t help that I’ve become a lazy fuck. However, this time around I feel very confident that these are great goals and I have a special plan to reach each and every one of them, which I will share with you guys in later posts.
Too much sexiness? Ah hell no.

Too much sexiness? Ah hell no, confidence off the charts.

“Write down your goals on a piece of paper and put it somewhere you can get reminded of it everyday”. Got this advice from my coach when I was 14 years old, best damn advice I’ve gotten. I suggest that the ones joining me in this challenge do the same, this can be your first task for the challenge.
New challengers that joined yesterday:
-Jonatan M-
-Ryan T.B-
-Patric H-

Next post (Sunday) I’ll be writing about the CHALLENGE (Oh shiet, it’s about to go down).Have a nice weekend.

/C

Day 8: Create a game plan, execute, get the girls

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I actually had a blog a few years ago together with my sister, a similar “fitness” blog if you wanna call it that. Our aim was to run the Stockholm half marathon and we were suppose to log our progression. But thinking back, the only thing we dig was posting pictures of food and I think my sister even put a party picture, pathetic. I remember that my “plan”  to run those 21097 m was to practice boxing, yeah you heard me, not running, boxing. Three weeks before the actual marathon, I tried my current form, I didn’t even manage 7 km, not even a fucking donut would motivate me to run longer (does work sometimes). It ended up with my sister getting sick the last week before the race and I had focus on something else, pitty eating of some sort if I remember. 
Pictures from the old blog, enjoying food. I'm giving my sister the "shouldn't we be training for the race" - face

Pictures from the old blog, enjoying food. I’m giving my sister the “shouldn’t we be training for the race” – face. She’s giving me the “mother fucking food is here, DO I LOOK LIKE I CARE”- face

 
So, what was the conclusion of that story? Never do a blog with my sister, we tend to eat more rather than running (KIDDING….not). All jokes aside, what I really meant to say is that you should never start something without a proper game plan. It’s easy to define what you want ( setting your goals), but people tend to have troubles executing how to reach those goals. Design a plan, execute it, get the body, get the bitches.
 
The original game plan, I love to write on my mirror, it functions as a giant "post-it" reminder.

The original game plan. Why don’t you right on paper you say? I love to write on my mirror, it functions as a giant “post-it” reminder, keeps me motivated.

 
So I’ve isolated the key topics (from the bigass game plan above) that I need to plan around  to succeed into executing this challenge correctly, here’s the shortened list:
  • The goals – What do I want to achieve?
  • Documenting the progress – Weekly selfie shots of my progression. Measurement of chest, arm, ass, thighs and waist. Fat control!
  • The diet – Ain’t no damn cheeseburger gonna get me that six pack.
  • The training form – Zumba fitness, yoga, strip pole or hitting the gym?
  • Examining “unhealed” injuries – I have a few old injuries (such as a bad shoulder, sprained ankles, oversized belly from all the eating) that I should check up.

To summarize, without  your game plan you are most likely to fail at whatever you want to achieve, in your training, work or personal life. Even if you start of small, like walking each day, set a goal (today i’m walking 20 minutes), or today I will kick a guys face 10 times during my Taekwando practice (Am I even close what they do in Taekwando? probably not). Start small, don’t start running if you can’t even walk.

So let’s do this, we’ll start with my favorite part in the planning stage, defining the goals. More on this in my next post (Friday).

 
Stay fit or die trying
 
P.S
 

Here’s the list of people that wrote on the comments joining me on this 100 day challenge:

-Cassey R-

-Joar L-

-Magnus K-

-Tova E-

-Danny A-

-Lillian G R-

-Norah S-

-Taiyou L-

-Tara M K-

-Christine R-

-Jennifer L-

-Joyce W-

Any other volunteers (don’t be bitch, go for the challenge)? Write in the comments, facebook or PM me.

 

Day 6: Let the 100 day challenge begin

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There are a several reasons why om doing this, some say that I don’t look at fit as I use to look my ex, my younger sister, Nina (go fuck yourselves!) and others are saying that I am desperately in need of woman that takes care of me. They’re probably right, I need a woman and I am in need to get fit… ASAP. However, I’ve noticed that I don’t have any game when it comes to girls, my best pick up line is: “I am Jackie Chan’s son, love me”. So let’s focus on something that I can achieve and something I can control, my majestic body. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not fat nor am I chubby (I got a bit of a muffin top), I’ve just put on a few kilos and lost a bit of muscle since I quit Track and Field (I did the short sprint, 100m/200m back in 2010). Since then I’ve struggled to come back to the same healthy shape I was in back in 2010. So here I am, taking control and applying my effortless lazy mentality to get in shape… Shieeeeet.
Asian vs Mexican - Two month between the pictures, 90% training and 10% diet, not the optimal ratio, but it did some minor changes. DATFACE

Asian vs Mexican – Two month between the pictures, 90% training and 10% diet, not the optimal ratio, but it did some minor changes on my body. My face is apparently broken, I can not show any emotions, like a robot.

This blogg is for my own intentions only, but I’m glad if someone out there wants to see my progression and motivates me to get in shape, be aware of a lot of selfie shots (for the ladies and John). Why am I doing this after Beach 2013? Well, I tried to get in shape during Spring but failed, (Gadammit, its those damn fikas at work…I hate them… but they’re so good…). So starting again now, I have no pressure. In addition, here are a couple of other reasons why I’m doing this: 

  • I wanna proof to myself that I can get in shape IF and WHEN I want to.
  • I want to look photoshopped like Ryan Gosling in “Crazy Stupid Love” (Check out the link here)
  • When I have kids, I want to show them that their old man had a six pack before they were even born, and to remind them that they are the reason why its gone now.
  • If I manage to inspire anybody to a healthier lifestyle, even if its just one person, then I completed the purpose of this blog.
  • I want to wear those Ronnie Coleman style wifebeater shirts, the ones the barley cover your nipples…. Ahh yeah.
Can you see my chest, or is my shirt in the way? (Haha, look at his smile, cracks me up)

Can you see my chest, or is my shirt in the way? (Haha, look at his smile, cracks me up)

I got some big plans up ahead, shit gonna be off the chain, madda fackers. I’ll talk more about in my next post (Wednesday).

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