What did you accomplish in the past 6 weeks?
- Did you quit smoking like Spauracchio and Oystergirl?
- Did you run a half marathon like ImUnaware?
- Did you lose 26 pounds like BGvanbur?
Every six weeks here at Nerd Fitness, we house a completely free 6-week challenge over on the Nerd Fitness Message Boards…and we’ve seen hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people make drastic life changes in just six-weeks. Our goal with these 6-week challenges is to push you outside of your comfort zone, help you build new habits, and support you to make positive changes that influence every aspect of your life.
Today is your lucky day, for a new challenge begins…NOW!
Make sure you get signed up before Wednesday at 11:59pm est to be eligible to win!
To join: pick three diet and fitness goals and one life goal, and write about your struggles and victories along the way. Make new friends, accomplish some goals, and who knows…you might even win a place in the NF Hall of Heroes!
This time we’re making things a bit Nerdier by introducing RPG-style character classes that match our NEW Class Guilds on the forums and some basic attribute points to make the scoring at the end fair.
["But Steve and Staci, I'm not a gamer and I have no clue what RPG stands for!" That's okay - we still want you and you can still win! ]
A breakdown of how it all works can be found here.
We’d love to have you – the Nerd Fitness community is freaking awesome – 5700+ rebels all over the world who want nothing more than to help you succeed. If you’re ever in need of motivation or support, look no further than this community. On top of that, joining this challenge might net you some new friends and kick-ass Nerd Fitness shirt and stickers. Who doesn’t love stickers!?
(speaking of shirts, we blew through our last order and have placed an order for more – sizes will be back in stock in a week or two! sorry for the delay)
Last 6 Week Challenge Winners
I’ve spent the last five hours reading over almost 300 reports from Rebels on the last challenge; I’m feeling two things: one, inspired, and two, frustrated. Inspired because everyone achieved so many awesome things and frustrated because I can’t pick everyone as a winner!
See that picture above? That’s of bgvanbur’s belt. Yup, that’s right: in the last SIX WEEK challenge, bgvanbur lost 26lbs. Not only did he do that, but he ran a 5k in 32:33 (down from 41:09), a mile in under 9 minutes (8:39, down from 10:17), and rocked all of his life goals (among other things). Simply amazing. You can read more about it here. Bgvanbur, I will be in touch on where to send your t-shirt!
Runner up: msuroo
Msuroo rocked his last challenge, bringing his squat up 60lbs and his deadlift up 50lbs, reduced his mile run time 40 seconds (from 7:30 to 6:49) along with various other goals. You can read more about his progress (full of pictures!) here.
A few other awesome things that happened in the last challenge?
- empeg9000 lost 16lbs, So Late So Soon lost 15, and mandy75 lost 5 (and an inch off her waist!)
- Kelly made an extra house payment in April
- Shiggles squatted other people
- Elastigirl did all three bodyweight circuits with only a 30 second break in between
(Have I convinced you to join the next challenge yet?)
New moderators and a chat room!
(BarefootDawsy, Bigm141414, JBarduhn, Matilda117, and Knightwatch)
I’m super ridiculously excited to announce that we’ve added a whole bunch of new moderators to the Nerd Fitness Message Boards!
As the community continues to grow, we’ve identified people that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help, inspire, and engage other rebels. For starters, BarefootDawsy, Bigm141414, Knightwatch, and Matilda117 have been added to the team to help out 67Alecto and Capn_Tommy_Sunshine keep an eye on the boards!
We have also created something new – Guild Leaders!
With those Guilds, we have introduced Guild Leaders. These Rebels are not only incredibly good looking, but also incredibly knowledgeable in their specific field. They will act as moderators for their respective guilds, and help keep things organized, make sure the information posted isn’t completely wrong, and help run guild challenges (like the Spring Strength Showdown and the Race Across the Sahara).
Ryan Sannar has even made Guild Logos that I am absolutely in love with.
Warriors (our Strength Training Guild):
Bigm141414, CoreyD, Pat G
Rangers (Multi-Class, CrossFit Guild)
KnightWatch, Nightlight, Crooked
Scout (Running, Biking, Swimming)
BarefootDawsy, Josh_C, So Late So Soon
Monk (Martial arts)
Assassin (Parkour, Gymnastics)
Ryan Sannar, NukeTheUnicorns
Adventurer (Undecided, all around fitness)
Chammy, Matilda117, JBarduhn
*We are still looking for a Druid (Yoga) guild leader, so for now, I’ll be leading them…which is slightly hilarious considering the fact that I got myself stuck in a Yoga pose at the gym today and actually had to call for help to get me out of it. (Seriously).
And just in case you’re bored at work or feel the need to connect with your fellow rebels all over the world in REAL time, we’ve installed state of the art, futuristic technology called “chat rooms” to make that happen. All the info you need is right here.
Come on in, the water’s warm!
Most people don’t realize how important a really good support team can be to leveling up your life. They will pick you up when you’re down, encourage you when you need encouragement, give you tough love when it’s what you need to hear, and push you to be a better person. Most of us who are trying to get in shape tend to be the only person in our real-life group of friends who’s interested in making drastic life changes…if you dont’ have a support group in person, join ours online.
Good luck, adventurer!