Doc’s Log #1 (Redux): DietBet, Freeze Your Ass Dash and more…

Doc's Log

Good afternoon everyone!

Here is my first official Doc’s Log of the new year…I decided to redo it as #1 because it’s a new year, first entry and I was only one log in anyway so why not start anew (hence the Redux)?

Well, the year has gotten off to a pretty good start. On Jan 7th, I started a DietBet. What is a DietBet you ask? I’ll tell you. DietBet is a website where everyone that is part of the game pays a pre determined wager to be part of the bet. In my game, it was $10. The sum total of every wagers makes the pot. You submit your weigh-in beforehand ( verified via picture with a secret word given only to you to verify your identity that you submit to the site but no one in the game sees it). Your goal is to lose 4% of your body weight. The bet lasts 28 days or 4 weeks. At the end of the time, you submit your final weigh-in. All players who have reached their goal of 4% or more weight lost split the pot at the end of the game. I chose to keep the wager small to gauge interest so it was only $10. By start day, we had a group of 21 people for a pot of $210.

I’m proud to say I’ve reached my 4%. The goal for me was 12.8 pounds and I’m officially down 13.2. Unfortunately this is all me playing catch up because I gained 27 pounds since Thanksgiving ballooning from 292-ish up to just under 320 by New Year’s Day. That’s okay though, it’s in the past and I’m working on it as we speak.

My workouts haven’t been consistent but my diet has been pretty on point. I’ve kept 90% of my cheating to #CheatMealFriday so that’s been good. I’ve only averaged about 2 workouts a week unfortunately. Winter definitely places a damper on motivation, I tell you. The reluctance to leave a warm house go out in the cold air is HIGH.

I did have my first race this year on Saturday, a5K in 16 DEGREE weather. It was called the Freeze Your Ass Dash, and for good reason. It was more like the Freeze Your Balls Off Dash.

If you can't  guess, I'm the big tall black guy without the

If you can’t guess, I’m the big tall black guy without the beard…lol

So that’s the overall gist of where I’m at this month. Not sure when my next race will be yet but my goal of 13 races in 2013 is in full effect. I’ll just have a to double up a few months most likely. I want to do that earlier than later though because once it gets to marathon training, things will get really intense really quickly.

I just started the Zombies 5K Training app. Couch to 5K + Zombies = YES!! Click the pic below…

Zombies Run


Outside of that I’m doing a mix of Tabata style drills, Power 90 and Insanity workouts, weightlifting as well as some shadow boxing. I like to keep it short and fast paced. No more than an hour a day but intense, with a goal of 5 days a week at minimum.  Now to put my money where my mouth is.

The next goal is get back under 300 pounds. As of yesterday, I’m 306.2 so it’s right around the corner. I figure I can be there in the next 2 weeks if I’m consistent with my workouts.

Well, I’m off, have a great night everyone!

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Marc A. is the editor and founder of the blog, Dr. Marctagon™, and he also runs a techcompany and blog, Marctagon™ IT where he offers his consulting services and discusses the latest news, productivity tools and technology for homes and small businesses.

3 thoughts on “Doc’s Log #1 (Redux): DietBet, Freeze Your Ass Dash and more…

  1. Congratulations on your first race and your weight loss. You are doing so well and I’m so proud of you. Your determination and dedication inspires me and makes me want to push hard – work hard. I’m always coming to you for advice and it’s because I admire the person you are.

  2. Pingback: Doc's Log #9: Biggest Loser Challenge - Dr. Marctagon

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