Saturday, 20 September 2014

Body-Rocktober Challenge 2014!!

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My Big Fat Afro in conjunction with Body By Nina is running it's ANNUAL Body Rocktober Challlenge. Yay!!!

About the Challenge:
For the month of October, follow our healthy eating plan here and do the exercises that I post here daily. We will also be featuring daily motivational and exercise tips so check in regularly!

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Why Enter?
- Lose 4kgs!!*
- Get fitter and stronger
- Overhaul your eating
- Sleep better
- Improve your physical and emotional well-being

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How to Enter

  • simply comment below: 
  1. what food category you will be cutting out
  2. how often you pledge to exercise a week and 
  3. how much you aim to lose (body fat percentage, weight or inches) and/or any alternative alternative fitness/health goals 
  • At the beginning of the month, weigh and measure yourself and take some before pictures.
  • Check in for weekly weigh-ins.
When is it?
The challenge will run from Wednesday the 1st October to Friday the 31st of October. First and last weigh/neasure-ins and before and after pictures should be taken on those dates respectively.

It's that simple! Enter now!

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*amount of weight lost will depend on your personal effort; eat clean and exercise regularly to safely lose up to a kilo a week


76 comments:

  1. Am in, would cut out sugars, fried foods, processed foods, high fat foods, maybe a lil on d white starches. Would exercise 4-5 times a week nd aim to loose 5kg. #teamrocktober

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    1. First Team Rocktober challengee! PS - I'm totally stealing that hashtag.

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  2. I'm in. Will cut out soda, melted cheese and fried foods. Wine will be saved for cheat day only. 4 workouts a week. Yay!!! 4 kilos lighter here I come.
    Ed

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  3. I'm in! Cutting down sugars and processed meats

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    1. Yay! How many workouts per week and how many kilos to lose?

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  4. I am in cutting down processed meats, white starches and deep fried foods.

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    1. How many workouts per week and how many kilos do you want to lose?

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    2. 4 at least per week and I want to lose 5 kgs.

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  5. I'm in!!!
    1. Cutting out simple carbs - those chapatis and that ugali :-/
    2. At least 4 workouts a week
    3. Drop a dress/trouser size

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    1. Sugars are out too I hope. And increased protein too right? ;) I still haven't found your number but I have my eye on you...

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  6. am in #teamrocktober! Cutting out processed food, sugar in tea and reducing my portions. Aerobics three times per week., at least do 1000 skips per day. Become fitter and firm my abs. Ps Nina, do you still run on sato mornings?

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    1. Only with private clients now. Although if there's enough interest I will consider starting it up again.

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  7. I am in! Cutting out starches, milk, sugar; workout 3 times a we and drop at least 5Kg

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  8. Ok......��......will cut out red meat, fried food......������bacon!!!! Will walk 3 times a week. Myfitnesspal, I am returning to your loving embrace.

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    1. Woohoo!! Am I allowed to look and comment on your MFP?

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  9. I'm cutting out on milk and wheat products I will walk walk and walk. Daily.

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    1. Don't forget to include some toning and core work :)

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  10. October is my birthday month so I'm definitely in! I will give up sugars and also limit my white starch intake to 1 chapo/week. 4-5 exercise sessions/week. Personal goal to run the Standard Chartered 10k in 69mins or less. I want to say bye to 2.5kg and 5 inches. Bring it on!

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    1. Have you entered? I'm looking for a stan-chart running buddy

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  11. I want to drop a dress size, cut out sugar, fried food, white starches, exercise 4 times a week, walk as much as I canp and loose atleast 4kg's. Let's go!

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    1. Excellent. Don't forget to check out our daily suggest workouts

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  12. Will reduce carbs, mostly pasta and bread. Workout at least 3 times a week. I just want my old jeans to fit comfortably again.

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    1. Thats a good goal to have. I always use clothes as an indicator :)

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  13. I'm in. I want to tone my current body as it is though I am not sure how to best go about that. I'll give up Sugars, High Sodium Snacks, Fried Foods & Crisps. I'll watch my portions and increase my fruit, green veggie & water intake.

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  14. Can I still join even though I don't want to lose weight? On a toning mission only after working to get to my target weigh(lost 28kgs)t. Want to tone my arms and get a flat stomach/abs if they can come.

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    1. Yes, you absolutely can. Everyone's goal is individual. I will include lots of abs and toning exercises so keep checking our daily workouts.

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  15. I Sheila M solemnly vow to desist from consuming my favourite food group; carbohydrates and sugars; Exercise 3 times a week and drop a dress size. Loss of the new belly would be an added bonus:-)

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    1. hehehehehe. I feel like i should have this signed!!!

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  16. I am Eunice and I am a chips, cookies and meat addict..... I pledge to keep off these three 'evils' and to exercise 4 times a week. In the end I hope lose the excess baggage and spot a flat tummy... My target weight is 58kgs

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    1. hehehehe. Hopefully not all at the same time (chips, cookies and meat). Whats your strating weight Eunice?

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  17. Im in my name is Alma. Cutting out sugar and processed food. And will pledge to exercise 5days a week. I hope to flatten my tummy and lose 5kgs so help me

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    1. Hi Alma, welcome! I will be posting 5 exercise plans a week so stay tuned!

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  18. Hey, Anne here. I'm in too.. cutting out sugar, sweeteners and red meat! Determined to shift the last 5kilos post baby.

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    1. Baby weight must go! Congratulations on pledging! We can do this!

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  19. Tina here - I'm in. Will cut out sugar and processed foods *cookies*. Exercise 4 times a week. I aiming to loose 4kgs.

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    1. Woop woop! No fringe to get in your way either :) (I hope this is the right Tina, if not, ignore that fringe reference)

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  20. Am in. Clean and better portion control
    Run twice a week, try walk with baby/pram everyday, go to gym when possible
    shed the last 6 kg post baby/tone body

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    1. Oh, I am Ireen

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    2. :) Set a running target, a little faster or further every week,

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    3. Hey Ireen!!! Glad to see you here! Have you joined the group?

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  21. will cut on sugars, and wheat products ( i will miss bread with peanut) and do exercise and hope to drop 5kg. God help me.

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    1. Lol, you can have apple and peanut butter instead? :)

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  22. I take up the challenge. I will cut out fried foods and cake, will exercise 3 times a week for 1 hour (bootcamp tuesdays and thursdays, walk 1 hour saturday mornings)/ my goal is to lose 2 inches from my waist. Ms Chig

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    1. Hey Ms Chig, where's your bootcamp?? (are you in Nairobi)

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  23. I'm in. I want to loose 5 kgs at most. I've been feeling heavy of late. I'll cut down on chips, dairy products and sugar. I hope to excersise 3 times a week.

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    1. Welcome Tina! You can try baked sweet potato chips if you really love chips.

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  24. My goal is to reduce 2 inches, 2kgs. I'll exercise 3 times a week and cut out number 1,2 7, 8 and reduce 3 and 4......

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    1. Well done! I think you've cut out the most so far :)

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  25. I'm in this too :) My goal is to cut down on sugars/chocolate, cakes and red meat. The areas I have most difficulty reducing are my tummy, bum and thighs. It would be great if I can exercise at least 4 times a week, but I need someone to push me, like really hard. I'd be happy if I lost at least 4 Kgs and gain a six pack on top of that :) -Shirley.

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  26. Hey Nina it's Lydia. I hope to lose 4-5kgs, cut out junk food, exercise hopefully 3 times a week and incorporate more fruits and veggies in my diet through green smoothies, here's to fitting comfortably into my jeans and a flatter tummy

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  27. Hi, my name is Tweetie and I am a Procrastinator.
    I am signing up for the challenge because accountability should help me deal with the procrastination. I am too easy on myself. Foods I am dropping: wheat in all forms and esp store-bought breakfast cereal which is probably the only remaining wheat-based product I consume. I am upping my Kefir intake, makes an awesome recovery snack. I am cutting back my red meat intake, I will incorporate more greens through smoothies. I am signing up for a new Kettlebells workout challenge, with a bias for fat-loss workouts. I will keep a food journal and workout journal as well. This here is my pledge to my body for the month of October, so help me God. Target weight loss, 5 kilos minimum.

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    1. For a procrastinator that is a really detailed challenge! :) Whats Kefir? Are you in Nairobi (asking re wheat and kettlebells). have you joined myfitnesspal?

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    2. Hehehe I am aiming for the sky :-) Kefir is a probiotic drink made in the house using milk kefir grains. Check this out http://www.kefir.net/what-is-kefir/ should ideally help with my tummy issues. Yes, I am in Nairobi, will try look for substitutes for any wheat-based meals posted. I get really painful spasms from eating wheat products when my IBS is acting up, like now. Have no choice here. It has been a month since I kinda stopped procrastinating, joined a gym, faithfully worked out 4 days a week too! ..... hehehe. As for Kettlebells I learnt about them from Daisy of OLTPB, bought 1 from NSH & absolutely love it.

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    3. Have just joined fitness pal as Tweetieciru

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  28. Hey Nina my goal is to cut out white carbs,sugar and to loose 4kg -6kg....replace one meal with healthy green smoothy...work out 5times a week ...

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    1. Thats great. feel free to share smoothie recipes.

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    2. Sure I will...let's do this

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  29. Hey Nina please add me to the group,i will cut on white carbs and add more fruits and vegetables to my diet,i will visit the gym 3-4 times a week

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    1. Hi, just do an add requets and i'll add you.

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  30. Hi Nina...my name is Kiki...my goal is to drop two dress sizes, cut out white carbs, sugar, milk, junk food and pledge to eat more vegetables and fruits...and last but not least, break a sweat at least everyday for at least 30 mins!!....Lets GOOOOO!

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    1. Hi Kiki! Look out for our workouts on the blog and join the group (if you want ofcourse)

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  31. Need to cut on starches

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    1. Hopefully not all, carbs are still important, especially if you're exercising)

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  32. work out at least 4 times per week, cut down on my portions. my goal is to lose 4 kgs

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  33. 'I have no time excuses stop here'.Rocktober challange accepted!Am cutting out sugar,meat and starches.Plan on loosing 4 kgs.Here we go!

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  34. I am looking forward to rockotober whoop whoop! I'd like to cut out white starch foods and sugar for this challenge and to loose about4kgs. I plan on working out 3x a week. I shall try and try to achieve my goal. Good luck everyone.

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  35. Today is day 1 of my new lifestyle. Clean eating and power walks thrice a week plus a game of lawn tennis or swimming once a week should do. Goal is to lose 4 inches around the waist

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  36. This is timely. I aim to lose at least 4kilos this month which should pull me out of the 80s and into the 70s. I am working on cutting down on my intake of sugar and wheat products (the only food items im addicted to and which hinder my progress). As for workouts I will be shooting for 6 days a week but a minimum of 4. I will be doing the Jillian Michaels slim down challenge as my main workout plan

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  37. I just came across the challenge! Hope its not too late to join?Wanna cut out Carbs and excercise 3-6times a week!

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