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There is a man that runs around my town all of the time carrying himself with no evidence of being tired. You may see him out at the park r...

7.09.2010

The Great Debate. Challenge #3 is open!

The Great Debate.

This week I have attempted at doing morning workouts instead of sleeping in and waiting to do my workout in the evening. I have made a list of pros and cons for both sides. If you want to enter the debate for Team Morning or Team Evening - please chip in.
Team Morn

Pros:
  • cool weather
  • workout is already done for the day
  • metabolism is in full gear
  • only one shower is needed for the day
  • feel accomplished already

Cons:

  • you have to wake up early to do it
  • I feel that I can't eat enough throughout the day
  • feel as if I still need to work out after a day of eating
  • not as many people to wave too

Team Eve

Pros:

  • Feel as if you dominated the calories taken in
  • more people to wave too as they drive by while running
  • more sweat due to heat
  • you can relax for the rest of the day after workout is complete
  • more time for a longer workout
  • you don't have to wake up early for it

Cons:

  • you justify a cookie b/c you still have to workout
  • not as much time with the family
  • you're tired from the day already
  • you feel plump b/c you've eaten a day's worth already
  • hotter weather

So there you have it. My internal debate between morning and evening workouts. I can't figure it out. I will continue to do morning workouts for now - only because I like the feeling of having already accomplished something by 10:00am.

Challenge # 3 is open for contestants.

While we are on the subject of accomplishing things - I want to let you know the weight loss challenge (Seth Tyler's Weight Loss Challenge) is now open for new participants! This will be the 3rd challenge already! I can not believe at how fast it really goes.

I'm not bragging or anything, but the challenge produces results!

During the first two challenges (challenge #2 will end on Monday) - the two groups have lost a combined total of 203.0 lbs!!

That is 203 lbs in only 11 weeks. That is crazy awesome to me! There have been a total of 23 challengers -- that's roughly 7.8 lbs loss per challenger!

I have opened up the group page for newcomers! If you want to be a part of an environment that promotes healthy weight loss, interacts with struggles and successes, and is all around encouraging -- join the group and sign up for the next six week challenge! We have one participant that has lost 24 pounds in 11 weeks (go check out her progression of pics on the site) and another that has lost over 25 pounds (go check him out too) over the first two challenges!

I am very happy that I could be a part of their life changing decisions. I really don't want to come across like I am boasting b/c that is far away from the truth.

Simply put, I just really like to help people with this fat epidemic. Go here to join the group and take part in the third installment of Seth Tyler's Weight Loss Challenge!

What is one thing that you are struggling with right now?

6 comments:

KatDoesDiets said...

I only work out at night if I have to. I find it hard to make myself workout by then, I'm more likely to skip. Plus, once the workout is over I find it hard to get to sleep.
Team Morn all the way.

Patrick said...

Mymain struggle seems to be with consistency of workouts. I have good workouts, great, and so-so. String two great together has eluded me. Still I get them in. But too many I feel as if I left something in the tank.

Keelie said...

Not struggling so much right now. Just came out of a 4 wk slump and I'm here to say" hang in there..this too shall pass."

I think u should do three days of morn and 3 of eve. On the seventh day u can either rest or workout both morning and night depending on how many cookies u ate that week.

Glad u r enjoying the song on my blog. It's a good un..

Now I must go check out this callenge

erin said...

I used to be ALL ABOUT the morning workouts, but for the past few months I have really struggled with them! But I don't like evening workouts, either. My ideal time would be around 2 p.m. Too bad I work. LOL

cmoursler said...

calories...I want too many. It was easier when I was fatter, and I have no idea why? Looking for ways to incorporate new and interesting foods for fewer cals.
ugh. oh, and nights only for me...if I work out in the morning I may suffer a serious injury. I am not a morning person period.

Tara... said...

Oh Mr. Tyler, so many struggles so little time to address them in this tiny comment box.

One thing?

Having my second gain while on this journey and knowing it has nothing to do with food choices or lack of exercising. It would be easy if it was food choices or lack of exercises. I could just bump it up a notch and take control.

When it's stress / anxiety related there is so much more involved than just "bumping it up a notch". Most importantly just remembering that sometimes you can't really do anything about anything except sit still and wait for it to pass.

On that note, I was going to sit at home all day and feel bad for myself. Instead, I'm going to go for a swim and feel good about moving today.