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    If it is not something you enjoy doing you will not stay in shape.
    There are other competitive activities besides MMA.
    Judo worked for me.

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    I absolutely abhor the boredom of the gym. Soooooo, I went out and bought a small 45 lb. one person canoe. I can slip it in the back of my Blazer and just haul myself off to a local lake or river. It puts out a great workout from the gut up and is actually fun. I've even taken up freshwater fishing again - trolling on the lakes - self-propelled. You get some good cardio too with periodic sprints. Took it with me to the Jersey shore and once I got beyond the wave crests it was a blast (admittedly it was a calm week on the water).

    Don't quite know what I'll be doing this winter, hopefully it'll be another warm one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    Ok, so about 3 times this year, I've started working out, and then after about 2 weeks, I just quit because I find I have no motivation. Back when I was wrestling, I had to be in shape or I would get beat up on in front of large amounts of people. Now, if I'm not in shape, I just go to work and am like the majority of the general population. I've always said that the only way that I could get back into shape would be to either a)get back into competitive sports, which isn't going to happen, I'm not crazy enough to do MMA, or b)make a bet with someone that had a consequence that actually meant something to me.

    So, obviously option B is the only thing that will ever get me off of my butt. In order for me to bet something with any one person, I'd have to bet like 5k or some meaningful amount of money. I'm pretty sure I don't know anyone that would do that with me, so I'm going to have to make a smaller bet with a bunch of people.

    First, I need to think of some kind of measurement of me being "in shape". I want my time frame to be the next 4 months, i.e. until the end of winter vacation. I was thinking something like "Run a mile in x amount of time", bench x pounds, or some combination of both, but where 'x' would be a little more attainable in each case. FWIW, I probably can't even run a mile in 9 minutes now and I probably can't bench 225. So I pretty much am hoping you guys can give me some ideas on this one.

    Once I have 2 or 3 good ideas, I'm going to send out a myspace bulletin (gay, I know, but only way I know how to get a lot of people in on the action)asking what "challenge" people would like to see me complete. I'll leave the "voting" open for 3 days or so, and whichever has the most votes is what I will do.

    For everyone that votes (either for the winning thing or just votes in general, not sure what I want to do yet), if I don't meet the challenge by the end of the year, I'll have to treat them to a night on the town, i.e. go out and pay for all of their drinks one night. If I have a lot of people respond, then this money would definitely add up, and would be something that I would rather not do. If I do reach the goal, then I just don't have to do it, and I'm in good shape and not a turd like I am now. I'm obviously willing to other "bet" ideas, this was just the first thing I could think of.

    So, any ideas for how to measure my in-shape-ness? Oh, and you guys can all be in the action too, with my potential night on the town to be paid at NCAAs.
    I'm pullin for you Homer....

    After wrestling I gained about 50 lbs and was in terrible shape. I got digusted with myself, and decided I needed to change my lifestyle. I can tell you it was by far the best thing I've ever done for myself physically, mentally, emotionally, sexually etc. Now I hover around 8 pounds above my college wrestling weight, Lift about 4 days a week and run 5 days a week. You would not believe the difference it makes in everyday life. Your overall happiness is elevated so much. Keep us posted.

    Late,

    KS

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    I just got a pair of running shoes from Adidas. Jeff Bowyer (now with Brute-adidas) asked me ... "Hey Dart (yeah, he said Dart...) have you used the running shoes yet?"

    "Well, I've worn them."

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    Ok, anyone want to make this a "challenge" for legitimate, non-old school weight loss challenge on the board?

    Yes, I am saying, hey, those of us that want to give it a shot before NCAA's in March (that's a long ways off), we see what we can do. I'll even try to stick up to my end of the bargain. I got two posters that I see pretty much daily and can attest to the theories.

    Grips already has one plan for the month of September.

    Homer, thoughts?

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    I think you should try Irish dancing Homer! Its a great way to exercise.
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    I think you should try Irish dancing Homer! Its a great way to exercise.
    I know you are just making fun of me, but it actually is...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dart Shark View Post
    Ok, anyone want to make this a "challenge" for legitimate, non-old school weight loss challenge on the board?

    Yes, I am saying, hey, those of us that want to give it a shot before NCAA's in March (that's a long ways off), we see what we can do. I'll even try to stick up to my end of the bargain. I got two posters that I see pretty much daily and can attest to the theories.

    Grips already has one plan for the month of September.

    Homer, thoughts?
    Just do it for you. I'm not monitoring others.......but would be interested to hear your reports.
    I wish I could kick Matt Dragon in the balls. In his Dragonballz.

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    I got more in common with folks here that would be working towards the same goal rather than some nutri-crap site.

    At least people here will bust balls, so to speak.

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