This Challenge ended 6 years ago

About this Challenge:

Don't have weights? Don't worry, use bean bags, water bottles, use your own weight by doing push ups, sit ups, etc. All you need is a little resistance to get an amazing workout, after four weeks you will feel the difference!

Work your legs, arms, back, whatever you want, just put some resistance into it. I feel weightlifting is the most important thing to do for weight loss, and body sculpting. Muscles burn calories, so get lifting!

Taking a day off is vital, you have to let your muscles repair themselves. We will see who sticks to the work out, and who loses weight.

There are two teams the Red Raptors and the Blue Bears. I will be assigning you to your teams.

Join this challenge!! It will really be a lot of fun!

Final Challenge Progress Results

Marinewifey03 Total Progress: 6.90 %  (Down 15.5 lb)
ebrowner88 Total Progress: 5.62 %  (Down 14.0 lb)
Cobra Fan Total Progress: 4.64 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
houndish Total Progress: 4.35 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
copperbrown Total Progress: 4.25 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
Monte Total Progress: 4.04 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
sngourd Total Progress: 3.42 %  (Down 6.4 lb)
amryk Total Progress: 3.34 %  (Down 6.6 lb)
mslove Total Progress: 3.06 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
katie_jean12 Total Progress: 2.78 %  (Down 5.8 lb)
SharonEsq Total Progress: 2.73 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
km39497 Total Progress: 2.48 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
MICHELLE ROTHWELL Total Progress: 2.11 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
biblioholic03 Total Progress: 2.08 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
horselady14918 Total Progress: 1.92 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
Suzi161 Total Progress: 1.86 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
sararay Total Progress: 1.83 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
gearhead Total Progress: 1.81 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
julieann1270 Total Progress: 1.80 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
mkm Total Progress: 1.71 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
slinkylins Total Progress: 1.69 %  (Down 3.3 lb)
sunbead27 Total Progress: 1.68 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
lucimjau Total Progress: 1.52 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
katrinat Total Progress: 1.32 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
bigdan409 Total Progress: 1.30 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
jwgibster Total Progress: 0.97 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
evelyn64 Total Progress: 0.97 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
drmcdougaller Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
artistgrl Total Progress: 0.84 %  (Down 1.9 lb)
PhillyJ Total Progress: 0.84 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
1prekteacher Total Progress: 0.77 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
jprunty Total Progress: 0.63 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
njeanmoore Total Progress: 0.60 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
PatrickA Total Progress: 0.55 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
dheimer Total Progress: 0.52 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
LittleSimon Total Progress: 0.43 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
twoslow Total Progress: 0.14 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
wannaloose Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
motherdog Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
KellyBo Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
jsmith5663 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
mbhpro Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
JulieC Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
bullytrouble Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Niklynne Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Densible Total Progress: 0.69 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
XxXkaiXxX Total Progress: 0.78 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
babyweightbegone Total Progress: 0.89 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
debzc Total Progress: 1.07 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
andnever Total Progress: 1.08 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
tessa Total Progress: 1.15 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
mayisa1 Total Progress: 1.16 %  (Up 2.4 lb)
rodsgurl Total Progress: 1.17 %  (Up 2.5 lb)
Pinkest_Princess Total Progress: 1.30 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
champ Total Progress: 1.39 %  (Up 1.5 lb)
Vivee Total Progress: 1.43 %  (Up 1.5 lb)
abj Total Progress: 1.61 %  (Up 2.8 lb)
Rhino Total Progress: 2.43 %  (Up 5.0 lb)
BooBooKitty Total Progress: 3.00 %  (Up 7.4 lb)
Chatty Cathy Total Progress: 3.54 %  (Up 4.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 4

Lift anything you can find at least for 20 minutes a day

Guidelines:
Make sure you take a day off to let your muscles rest.
82% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 14 Sep 08 by mbhpro
"Used weight machine 3 days this week for 30 minutes each time. 90 minutes ..."
Successful: 14 Sep 08 by sngourd
"Today's weight lifting workout: 3 X 12 machine back extensions, 3 X 12 ..."
Successful: 14 Sep 08 by sararay
"This last week was tough but I made it!"
Successful: 13 Sep 08 by SharonEsq
"finished! now i want to keep going with at least the 20 minutes, it has ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

Stay hydrated and eat protein rich foods

Guidelines:
Water! Water! Water! Never work out with out hydrating your body! Eat meat! If you are a vegetarian, eat nuts. It is important to feed those new muscles. If you want to go the protein shake route that is ok too.
93% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 13 Sep 08 by SharonEsq
"decent water-noncafinated bevs. good protein"
Successful: 07 Sep 08 by 1prekteacher
"sack lunches help a lot"
Successful: 07 Sep 08 by Marinewifey03
"Drank 2 glasses of h2o with every meal and snack and drank consistantly ..."
Successful: 06 Sep 08 by rodsgurl
"45 oz of water"


Weeks 1 to 4

Sterrrrretch

Guidelines:
Stretch before you start your workout. I don't want any injuries!
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 13 Sep 08 by SharonEsq
"barely, side bends, march in place, not even two minutes, but it counts. ..."
Successful: 07 Sep 08 by 1prekteacher
"my neck has been acting up, so I have been doing alot of this"
Successful: 07 Sep 08 by Marinewifey03
"Yes, i stretch/ do yoga before and after each workout"
Successful: 01 Sep 08 by PhillyJ
"I never forget to stretch"


Latest Challenge Posts

How's everybody doing?
I re-injured my shoulder so I can't do arm weights this last week. That is why I got out of the habit of lifting a few months ago. I am going to try to focus more on legs and abs this week to make ...
by sararay on 08 Sep 08 03:43 PM
Hey everyone
Yes, you should start a weight lifter's group. I would join this challenge again. It got me going regularly to the gym!! Thank you so much!
by sararay on 08 Sep 08 02:27 PM
Anyone Else Craving Protein
I've been eating a ton of protein. But I've been eating more in general--my calorie counts are starting to creep up.
by sngourd on 04 Sep 08 09:51 PM
Lots of problems in this challenge
I was confused too, about how often to report, how often to work out, what work outs to do ... But you did good! you got me to dust off those hand weights! I'll stick with it and sign up again. ...
by patsyann on 27 Aug 08 07:25 AM
Come on Red Raptors
I tend to gain weight if I start lifting again, but since I have maintained on week 1, maybe I'll start to lose soon.
by sararay on 25 Aug 08 02:30 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 16 September 2008.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 15 Sep 08
duration: 4 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 74
teams: Blue Bears
Red Raptors
privacy: Public
administrators: PhillyJ
PatrickA
created: 06 August 2008

All Mini-challenges:

1. Lift anything you can find at least for 20 minutes a day ( weeks 1 to 4 )
2. Stay hydrated and eat protein rich foods ( weeks 1 to 4 )
3. Sterrrrretch ( weeks 1 to 4 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 4:

All Teams 0.82 %  (Down 108.5 lb)
 Blue Bears 1.23 %  (Down 81.1 lb)
 Red Raptors 0.42 %  (Down 27.4 lb)
view week 4 details

Week 3:

All Teams 0.60 %  (Down 78.9 lb)
 Blue Bears 0.86 %  (Down 57.0 lb)
 Red Raptors 0.33 %  (Down 21.9 lb)
view week 3 details

Week 2:

All Teams 0.63 %  (Down 82.3 lb)
 Blue Bears 0.79 %  (Down 51.9 lb)
 Red Raptors 0.46 %  (Down 30.4 lb)
view week 2 details

Week 1:

All Teams 0.31 %  (Down 40.2 lb)
 Blue Bears 0.49 %  (Down 32.6 lb)
 Red Raptors 0.11 %  (Down 7.5 lb)
view week 1 details

Latest Photos



Carry A 2 year old for a Day! Feel the Burn
by Rhino
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ON THE WAY TO PICK UP MY WEIGHT LIFTING BELT!
by Cobra Fan
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Making steady progress, would like to lose another 9lbs
by LittleSimon
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