I have a 10 mile trail race this Saturday and I haven't been running as much as I should so I did some intervals on the treadmill (5% incline, 6 mph every other minute for 18 minutes).  Then I attempted some more dips on the pullup-dip station, still hard!  It was a short workout but better than nothing since I didn't feel like going to the gym in the first place.

There is a 90-day Body Composition Challenge starting up at my gym.  Each person will get there body fat measured and will weigh in at the start ($10 to get measured).  Everyone puts in $75 and the goal is to lose at least 25% of your body fat to earn back your $75.  If you lose less than 25%, your $75 goes into the pot and the person who loses the most body fat wins half of the money pot at the end of 90 days.  The remainder of the money pot will go to the winner at the end of 9 months if they are still within 2% of their body fat loss! If the original winner didn't maintain their body fat loss, the money will go to the 2nd place winner on the condition they maintained their % body fat loss.  The last time I measured my % body fat was back in July 2011.  I was at 21% body fat.  I think it's going to be tough for me to lose 5.25% but I am considering trying this.  But 9 months!  That will require a lot of will power and I am pretty sure absolutely no ice cream!  The exercise part is not that hard for me, the weather will be getting better and I can increase my volume of exercise but to resist ice cream and chocolate for 9 months seems near impossible.  I can't believe that I've managed 8 days so far without bread and sugar but to extend that to 9 months seems like infinity right now.

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