…or any of these other struggling stars, is that lifestyle changes don’t last a lifetime. They sound like they might, life-style and life-time, but they don’t necessarily last a lifetime.
So, given that the goal of the last body fat percentage weight bet was to make a lifestyle change, we shouldn’t have been shocked to find that 3 months after the bet, the body fat percentage has been creeping the wrong way. That is, if we were any smarter than Lindsay.
I’ve wanted a lifetime body fat percentage bet. But have struggled to find people that want in. It’d basically be split up into teams (reshuffled every so often) and each year, the teams would get body fat weighed and for every individual, you’d get their delta from “athletic” for their gender and age range. And the team that scores the most below “athletic” for the year wins something. Teams are to allow competition with support groups. Lots of stuff TBD, but first participants need to be TBD. Let me know if you want in.
Given that that isn’t happening, Shawn wanted a new bet today. I thought 9 months would be good and we could bet on the next fitness challenge. He was thinking something in the week timeframe. Lots of different ideas were thrown around, lots of different concerns were thrown around.
Finally, we settled on a nice, low impact, good for my knee, can do after the kids are asleep challenge that can have a short time frame.
Most miles biked during the rest of July.
We both have mountain bikes. We’ll be using RunKeeper on the iPhone. We’ll share our maps with each other so that questionable “rides” can be pointed out. And all rides need to be in loops, by themselves or with an adjacent ride in the system (to avoid having Kari drive Shawn to Tahoe so he can ride down the mountain).
Of course, during this whole conversation, Catherine was constantly impressed with how many King’s Eggrolls I was able to roll through. Impressed might be stating it too nicely. But let’s call this new number, a nice, round Cris dozen.
So, nutrition isn’t part of this bet. We’ll see how that effects things. The sharing of the numbers will be interesting. Each of us will know the other’s number daily…will that motivate or discourage? We’ll find out. There are a few reasons why I think Shawn will win and there are a few things going my way. It’ll be close. And I think, it’ll be repeatable. I wouldn’t bet against a repeat bet in August. Or September.
Well, I guess it depends on Shawn’s mood. I’d be up for it though.