7171 Mile Fitness Challenge

26 01 2011

February is a very exciting month in the Tucker house. February means we are over half way and we only have 90 days until Chad comes home!!!!  So, to keep us connected, to give us something to work toward together, and to make sure we are both smokin’ hot when he returns, Chad and I decided to do a whole round of P90X together, which is 90 days long…PERFECT!!!  We are going to keep each other accountable.  Cheer each other on.  And support one another when we struggle.

Then we had a great idea.  We thought you all could help us celebrate this count down to VMAQ-3 homecoming by joining us in our fitness challenge.

So here’s our challenge…

  • There are about 7171 miles between Chad and us.  My goal is for us to beat them back here…in pounds lost.  Huh!?!?!
  • Every pound you lose counts for 10 miles.
  • So, if you lose 20lbs you have contributed 200 miles…make sense?  Conservatively, you can lose 1lb a week and lose 12lbs before they get home and contribute 120 miles.
  • Don’t have any weight to lose or if you reach your goal wt before the 90 days is up…each mile your run, walk, bike swim counts as a mile.  Spend 60 minutes strength training…counts as 6 miles.
  • Shakeology option….Now,  a lot people that just aren’t ready to commit to a fitness plan…I get that. I can’t get my mom to sweat for the life of me…not sure I’m really her child…kidding mom;) So, you can take your first steps to getting healthy by committing to drink Shakeology like my parents did…and most of my clients. Without going into it, it is the best supplement I have ever had…and I have had a lot.  Added bonus…it’s SAFE…new and different concept for the fitness world;)  EACH shake you drink is worth 1 MILE and you will lose weight drinking it so count those miles too:)  It’s not a miracle drink…I don’t believe in those but it will supply your body with all the nutrients it needs to bring you  metabolism out of “sluggish mode” which we all suffer from. Learn more about it…Shakeology Review.
  • Every Sunday morning will be the weigh in day (first weigh in is on a tuesday but weigh in every sunday following that).  Use the same scale every time.
  • Submit you weight to me each Saturday via email (sommertucker@yahoo.com) or Facebook (facebook.com/sommer.tucker)…this is confidential. AND the miles your ran/walked/biked…AND the number of Shakes you drink that week.  I will announce who is in the lead by miles but I won’t announce weight.
  • Support each other right on this page by leaving comments, asking questions and encouraging each other.  You will see Chad and I post frequently.
  • Competition starts: Feb 1 (first weight in) and ends May 1

How Do You Enter

  • Email me your plan…what program or form of exercise are you going to commit to?  How many times a week? Are you going to be drinking Shakeology?  What is your goal?  I need all the goods:)
  • You already know our plan…P90X 6 days a week and drinking Shakeology every single day. Both of us want to have a six pack by the time he gets home. 16% body fat for me and  15 pullups unassisted.
  • Then email me  your starting weight on Feb 1 and each week after that.  I will send out reminders, tips, and answer any questions you have along the way…that is why you need to email me.
  • MUST: make your commitment “public” and post “I’m in” in the comment section.  I will post my journey each week and send you the link in which you will post your miles…and your successes and your struggles (if you want).  Just a great way to keep us all accountable and motivated:)

How Do You Win?

  • The person that contributes the most miles wins a Team Courage shirt that I am having designed as we speak.
  • The person that loses the most in terms of percentage also wins a Team Courage Shirt
  • AND…one random person will also win a Team Courage shirt…Chad will draw a name from his flight helmet when he gets back;)

Don’t know where to start or need a little help?

That’s what I do for a living.  That’s what we are passionate about.  Just ask!  We became fitness coaches because we know the programs work.  I use them with my personal training clients because…THEY WORK! We have seen Shakeology change peoples lives when the fitness aspect was just too overwhelming to begin with. We have a meal planning system right at our fingertips.  Whatever the barrier is we can help.  Let us know how we can help.

  • You can always research the programs by yourself and then ask my opinion or just go for it:)
  • http://www.tinyurl.com/realfittraining ( this is our FB fan page.  We have an online store and you can click on any program to get a full list of all the programs.  I have my favorites but there is something for every fitness level)

What we learned from this deployment

Well, we have learned a lot but, one thing that we have both learned is how much we have taken each other and the joys of our family for granted.  More than ever we refuse to let some disease that is completely under her control cut our time short with our family and friends. Join the quest to have more years with our family by joining this challenge with us.

Fitness Challenge Week 1

Fitness Challenge Week 2


Where’s my Shakeology?

21 11 2010

Sommer sent me this of Griffin's Shakeology mustache...that's my boy!

Where is my Shakeology?!?!?!  Stuck somewhere between here and the states, I guess. Everyday I realize how much I have taken things for granted but I never dreamt in a million years that I would miss my daily glass of awesomeness so much.

Four weeks ago I ignored Sommer’s plea for me to stash some in my bag when I was packing for deployment.  She has been adamant about this stuff from day one.  Being somewhat anal (sorry babe) about what she puts in her body, I remember her doing so much research and taking the ingredients to numerous doctors to get their okay.  While she was definitely impressed about the metabolic and energy benefits, she was most excited with the overall health benefits.  What I love most about Sommer is that while she does like to look and feel good in her clothes, she’s believes whole heartedly in looking good inside as well.

I’m not going to lie; I was a little concerned with the price at first. There’s no doubt that I have been accused of being a penny pincher once or twice. But Sommer is a firm believer that there is no better investment than your health and I can’t really argue.  She says she refuses to let some disease that is completely under her control cut her time short with her family. I mean, did you know that the shakes are designed to…

  1. lower total cholesterol by 30%, something that rears it’s ugly head in Sommer’s family
  2. Reduce cardiovascular risk factors by 24% (heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States…how many times have I heard Sommer say that?!?!)
  3. Reduce oxidative stress, a risk factor for degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Speaking of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, it may have also reared its ugly head lately.  Come to find out that Sommer recently took a break from Shakeology so that she could send her supply to me.  She has been on it for a little over a year in an effort to combat some of those crazy stomach issues.  Turns out we didn’t realize how much it really was helping her.  She has been in and out of the ER here lately for severe abdominal pain….something that very well could be caused by IBD as she has battled it in the past.  Is it a coincidence that this coincided with the absence of Shakeology from her diet?  I highly doubt it.  She added it back in three days ago and was able to enjoy solid food for the first time…pizza sans the cheese.

So, is it worth it?  Absolutely.   Every single penny.  Being over here has reminded me how important my family is to me.  Investing in this, is investing in my family. Thank you, Sommer for such a gift. Now, WHERE IS MY SHAKEOLOGY?!?!?

Chad Tucker

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