Frank G I used to be very fit as a result of running (completed a first marathon last year). Doing all these tribesports challenges now and really pushing myself helps a lot to get fitter; I use different muscles now and after completing so many challenges I fee the difference. I consider this challenge completed by Dec 31st
The idea of this challenge is to work on getting yourself fitter than you have ever been and the time to do it is THIS YEAR. Whether you are a seasoned competitor or have never done anything competitive in your life, enter a competition that is a challenge and get yourself in the best shape of your life.
Get fitter than you have ever been this year Challenge rules
- Enter a competition
- Set yourself a training programme
- Get yourself in the best shape you have ever been in
- Complete it and be proud of yourself
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“Already this year has been my fittest yet. I have never been fit other than doing what I need to do each day. I started walking in September, getting serious in October and started C25k in November as well as strength training and making goals for myself. I am planning for 2014 to be a big year for me fitness wise.”
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Eunice Y encouraged this.
Katy D After running and completing all the races I have this year, I can definitely say that I am fitter than I have been for a very long time...here is what I have accomplished...
5K's- 2 10 miler-1 Full marathon - 1 (still can't believe it)
10K-1 half marathon- 4 (makes me a fanatic!)
Plus all the miles I have accumulated in training for all these races, I have actually needed to buy new shoes twice this year. I have continued to amaze myself with what I have been able to accomplish. This challenge is now complete!...now on to tackle the "Out run yourself from last year" challenge :D!
Andrea F I started this year with no real goals or motivation to improve my fitness. Prior to this year the longest I'd ever run was 6km (and only because I'd signed up to run it with a bunch of people...I barely made it) and had completed two half marathons - the first all walking and the second mostly walking.
Looking back at 2013, I have done more I ever thought I would be capable of doing. I walked 100km in under 36 hours for Oxfam, ran 12km without walking (the longest I've ever run), completed 3 half marathons this year (mostly running) and earlier this month I completed my first marathon using the run/walk method.
The two things I can say that made the difference were having the support of people who will challenge and motivate me and signing up for events anyway despite the excuses because you never know what you're actually capable of doing until you give it a go. I still have a long way to go towards making positive changes health-wise but I feel like I can finally tick off this challenge!
Carole M I've entered an Ironman next summer - a moment of madness certainly as I've only ever done one tri and that was a few years ago. However, I needed a challenge to motivate me/force me to train on cold winter mornings!! Swimming 2 1/2 miles open water is going to be my biggest challenge I reckon I'll get through the rest on the sheer buzz of having not drowned in the lake.. :)
Sergio O After more than 2 years of good workout and nutrition, I can really say than I'm fitter than I've never been :) And every day is better....
Ann R Ian competing in a 66 day weight loss challenge. My goal is to fit back into a pair of jeans I wore when I first arrived in Alaska. Started taking Krav Maga classes, weightlifting, training for a half-marathon, Zumba and stopped drinking soda. I have already altered my diet enough that I have dropped 62 lbs over the past two years, but have plateaued. So I am hoping that this increased exercise and challenge will be enough to accomplish my goals.
Paula S 104.4km walked; 59.7km run; 1km swim; 4 FF sessions attended = 6.9km; 31.5hrs of line dance; in October. This includes the activity below!
Katy D encouraged this.
Andreia G I've lost and maintained weight and have been more mindful my my overall health - what I eat, how I feel, am I sleeping.
Tony H Hi chaps. I've been thinking about this challenge and wondering how I can actually prove that I'm fitter now than I've ever been. The answer is that I can't, because I have no historic data on which to base it. In my mid twenties and playing semi-pro football, American Football, cricket, basketball, etc I weighed just under 13 stone but carried little muscle. I'm now just over 14 stone but quite muscular, and would have no chance getting down to 13 stone with my current physique (which I am quite happy with). So which is better? Impossible to say. Therefore, my plan is to use today as a starting point and try to improve on it as what's left of the year unfolds, based on 2 definitive measurable metrics, VO2 max to quantify my aerobic fitness (I measured it today for the first time using the 1 mile walk test and it was 44, which I'm pretty happy with considering I'm 50 next month) and my body fat percentage (which I will measure once I've bought a set of callipers as I think the readings given by scales are pretty inaccurate). Any thoughts or suggestions people?
Paula S getting fitter - walked 60.2km in 2 weeks (since moving further from work); 35.3km run (2 weeks - 3 times a week - including 2 club sessions & a XC race); 2 Forces Fitness sessions; 1km swum & 12 hour line dance party!
Jerry L Started out in March with calisthenics, upped my pullups from 2 to 15. And gained weight from 65 kg to 75 kg so far. The goal is 20 pullups, 10 pistol squats, my first one-arm pushup, and 80 kg bodyweight till new year at, the latest March 2014.
Yes, there will be pain. (And before/after pics) ;-)
P.S If I fail, flame me.
Marco C Since I joined Tribesports I can do things I never imagined before... Fingertip push-ups, explosive clap push-ups, several series of pull-ups, (almost) muscle-ups, 100 crunches in row, etc... I can say I'm fitter than I ever been, but I'll keep working hard!
Craig C I can now consistently swim 2-2.5 km a session... perfectly fit I am not but fitter than I have been in the last 10 years
Paula S Getting fitter again - 68 FULL press ups today kept breaking my record 10; 12; 14; 16; 16 full press ups - no stops in each set!
Katy D 2013 has definitely been the year for fitness goals...in March I ran my first half marathon (2:15) then I trained to run 3 of them in 3 weeks in September...2:30 (ran with my sis, her first :D ), 3:00 (hard trail run) and 2:08 (new PR!!)...when I finish my first FULL marathon in this November in Richmond (39 days away...yikes)...then I might just consider this challenge completed...maybe :)
Emma T I don't think this challenge will ever end. I'm fitter than I was this time last year, but I intend to rack it up a notch this year :-)
William Z I'm new on here, but I'm happy I found it. :) My goal is to work out twice a day in four day cycles for 3 months. I sure it will kick my ass, but wait I cannot. lol
Maryjane R This Challenge for me I consider stared yesterday. Work out everyday until September 30th, of 2014 :]
Good Luck guys!! see you in a year
Marco C My main goals are on my description: be able to do a few tougher bodyweight exercises. Will keep up the good work! :)
Paula S Still working on this but I have gone from not being able to do press ups to being able to do 10 full press ups straight, not being able to do sit ups to being able to do them with relative ease, & now being strong enough to flip a huge tire several times!
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!