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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.
“I did it! I started in June of 2013 when I joined the YWCA along with TS. I had a full physical and worked getting my body fit and healthy. One year later and my yearly physical was proof that everything is great. My goal was to be at 200 pounds by this June. I weigh 195 pounds. I dropped 12 pounds and lowered my cholesterol as planed. ”
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Jenn B This month marks the one year mark for me on TS and I can honestly say that I am "fitter than I've ever been!". I've always been athletic, but have never been very competitive. So this year....on my 45th year of living I've completed 9 foot races. I'm addicted now...already planning and training for a 100km team race in the Spring of 2015. Thank you TS for kicking me in the butt and bringing that competitve edge out of me! :o) xo
Paula K Half of this challenge is done, my goals were to enter a running competition, which I did despite a cold I've been battling with this fall. But yeah, I entered a running competition in the end of August - Midnight run, 10K here in Helsinki - and I finished it with 1:06:04! I hadn't ever even ran that long of a distance before... I was so happy and yes, very proud, but after that I got really sick, so the good shape I had, is so gone... Now that I'm well again it's kind of a start-over. There is no competition (that I know of) I'm training for, but as I started this challenge in the beginning of January, there is still time to lose these extra 5 kilos and be able to run the 10K to be fitter than I've ever been!
Hana K encouraged this.
Alan S Started October 17th, 2014 - Ending October 16th, 2015
Day 2, and I have already improved one of my four measures, taking 50 seconds off my running 5km PB - now 22:29. A great start to this challenge.
Alan S I'm starting this challenge tomorrow, as I enter my 40s. I've been pondering what measures to use to prove I am fitter. I am happy with my weight, so I will go for performance instead. I am going to (aim to) beat two personal bests for indoor rowing and two for running:
Rowing 2km - 7:25.9; Rowing 5km - 19:46.1; Running 5km - 23:19; Running 10km - ~58:00
Ris S 3 triathlons and a 100 miles cycle ride. None of it would have been achievable this time last year. Trimmed down, toned up and feeling healthier and fitter for it all!!!
Nathalie K answered the question Wanting to take this challenge but I am wondering how I am going to measure the outcome? How do I assess my baseline so I can get a good indication at the end of the year?
Set yourself challenges which go beyond what you did before, You know where you stood and complete this challenge when you''re happy with your new level of fitness :-)
Te Aroha C Like a number of my TS friends, have decided to start this again. Been a rough year since my injury in April, with an on again, off again, approach to training due to highs and lows associated with the pain in my shoulder. My specialist/surgeon and radiologist have pinned me down to being a mystery, which in short means 'we don't know how to proceed from here'. Well this piece of fruit turned a ripened 42 yesterday and is planning to be fitter than she has ever been by her 43rd naming day. :)
Alan S I'm going to start this on October 17th, which will be my 40th birthday. I am determined that I will be fitter in my 40s than I was in my 20s and 30s.
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!