Peter Hurley's picture
The Man

2021 Headshot Crew Weightloss or Get in Overall Kick Ass shape Challenge!

Here we are again PEOPLE!

I always get fired up to get in shape this time of year. I don't believe in resolutions because I've always had them fade by the wayside, so I set concrete goals instead. I've been able to keep myself in pretty good shape and stay accountable in staying on track with it when I'm racing my Laser, but since I didn't get to race much in 2020 I let myself get a little behind the eight ball. However, I've got a new workout routine with my buddy that's got me super fired up and I'm actually stronger than I've ever been in the gym. So who's with me to get in shape in 2021?

I'll lay out my goals for you so I can keep myself accountable. I'm about 212 right now I think and will confirm that later when I get to my scale at home. I need to get down to 187 for the World Championship in September and be super fit. Plan is to get as close as possible to that by Feb 18th when I jump in the boat for the first time in Florida. In order to do so, I'm getting damn serious. Every time I stop drinking alcohol I drop weight like a rock, so I made a deal with my wife and workout buddy that I'm not drinking until my 20th Wedding Anniversary on June 8th! If I fail then my workout buddy and I have to do 500 burpees all at once until we are finished with them. Believe me I'm not failing. I'm also doing 50 reps of abs per day, 15 minutes of stretching and 15 minutes of meditation.

I put this out there to you guys, so you know how serious I am and to hold myself super accountable to get it done. From my track record I don't mess around, so should be a done deal. Benefits? I'll be in the best shape of my life since I was training for the Olympics. I won't be hung over anymore and my mornings will be much more productive.

If you are willing to jump in at whatever capacity works for you let me know. I know we've had great success with getting this crew in shape every year I do it. So whether you want to drop lbs or just be healthier or whatever it is for you just jump in on this with me and our other crew members!

I'm gonna SHABANG the crap outta it!

Peter

182 Comments

Scott Rosenthal's picture
Mentor

Great challenge! Virtual Crew workouts...

Mark Denney's picture
Protégé

I'm in...just what I needed to motivate myself

Nancy Clark's picture

I'm in. I've been losing, but went off plan for part of the holidays. Need to incorporate more exercise in 2021 and push myself more.

Rich Soublet's picture
Mentor

I am in!

Last year I set a goal of being able to run a mile in 8 minutes by my 38th birthday. When I did my first benchmark run (having never really run consistently) I came in at 13 minutes.

Yikes.

So a started running every other day. Breaking a toe in February slowed me down a bit, but my run on September 3rd came in at 8 minutes flat. I stopped worrying about speed and started focusing more on endurance. Wanting to get my regular pace as close to 8 as I can when going farther than a mile.

It can be tough to get up every other morning and get that done but I haven't broken that pattern since October. I set a goal early in December to get to a 30 minute 5k by my anniversary and right now I'm coming in at 31 minutes.

By my birthday this year I'd like that 8mins to be my regular pace for longer runs rather than just when I'm pushing as hard as I can.

I don't worry too much about the scale, but last year's goal got me into the best shape I've been in in over a decade so I'm excited to build on that even more.

I'll get into the studio on Monday and grab a photo to compare to last year's!

Jason Green's picture

Stick with consistent aerobic running. When I started running about 2 years ago, I would run any pace, but my body couldn't keep up because I would run too fast most times. I would average between a 9 to 11 minute mile, even at my fastest. I started doing research and learned you have to run slow in order to run fast. Long story short I ran the 5th ave mile here in NY last year and came in at 6:07. You can do it!

Rich Soublet's picture
Mentor

Yup! I've been focusing on maintaining a good pace rather than trying to break myself going faster on each run.

Jim Bolen's picture
Protégé

Well of course you ran an eight-minute on the 3rd- my birthday!

Rich Soublet's picture
Mentor

Ayyyy birthday friends!

James Van Hees's picture
Mentor

I'm totally in to rip it up and tone. I had abs once .... I think they are still there .... under a layer of protective Dad bod ..... LOL

Claudia Hoag's picture
Associate

I'm in! If I just don't eat crap, I lose weight.

And gym... I like dance classes, but they're all closed now, except for outdoor zumba which is not really my thing...

I love my purebarre but we're doing it at 6pm at the gardens at the Beverly Hilton, but it's cold... well, yes, "California cold" - the grass is wet and the sky is dark - don't like it! But I need it!

Jay Fisher's picture
Protégé

My 6 pack is well protected by a keg..... So sure, I'm game

Pete Coco's picture
Associate

Great idea! I gotta shed my covid pounds!

Garret Buckley's picture
Mentor

I'm In.
Currently in the worst shape of my life and that needs to change. Joining a gym tomorrow, that is directly between my apartment and studio. I have nothing else in my life other than taking better care of myself and getting this headshot business profitable. Improving my fitness and not drinking every night will definitely help me get more done.

Beth Madison's picture
Associate

I'm in! I let myself slide during the past Covid year, and it's time to get back in shape. I've used a cognitive behavioral approach in the past with great success, so I'm going back to what's worked.

I write down my reasons for wanting to get in shape on index cards, and read them twice a day. I write down situations that challenge me and usually result in my eating unwisely, and plan out responses to the temptations. I write down the things that go through my mind that lead me astray, and write down what to tell myself in response. I read these daily, when I'm not even thinking about food, to practice my responses.

I practice paying attention to that one moment that comes between being tempted and acting on the temptation, and stopping to think. Same thing with being tempted to skip a workout. I try to practice mental time-travel, and view the moment from the perspective of a week, month or year from now. Which choice will I feel better about in the future?

I have six basic rules for how to get healthier, and if I follow them, I will lose weight and get fit. I write these out and put them where I see them every day.

I'm in the worst shape I've ever been in in my life right now. I know it will take time to get back in shape, but I have set a goal of August to achieve my goals. I'm tired of being overweight, and I'm tired of having my mental image of myself not match what I see in the mirror.

I'm in! Let's go!

Marc Gosselin's picture
Protégé

I'm in, I'm gonna start running again, no drink and eat healthy! Let's do this!

Mathieu Deslandes's picture
Associate

I’m in as well, i restarted my Keto diet today which i had success with at the end of last summer. I’m at 214 now, gonna get down to 190. Let’s do this!

Peter Hurley's picture
The Man

Wow. We are exactly the same weight now and my goal is 187 and I started Keto yesterday. Let’s keep ourselves accountable! Love it.

Michael Miller's picture

I'm in. I started the first of December. I was at 165 when I got married over 38 years ago. I've dropped 10 pounds since the first of December. I'm now at 240. I85 is the minimum acceptable goal. If I can get back to 165, I'll be ecstatic. It will be a real challenge at my age.

Carlos Chavez's picture
Associate

I am in. Working on learning Olympic Weightlifting this year.

Aleigha Tucker's picture
Protégé

You got this, Peter! Time to clean out the cabinets. Goodbye, chocolate. Goodbye, wine. I'm in!

Joe Lubong's picture
Associate

lets go! do you any of you track your workouts? it always encouraging when you cheer each other on. (I use the strava) strava.com/athletes/29811127

Peter Hurley's picture
The Man

I’m on Strava but most of what I’m doing is I. The gym so tracks go’s tough. I’ll find you.

Deanna Mink's picture
Protégé

I just started on Strava, following you guys. I’m not that fast but it’s keeping me accountable. :)

Joel FIGUEROA's picture
Protégé

I’m in for this. Exactly what I need! I’ll be getting back on my running and zwifting!!!! I’m trying to hit the same weight goal from a 223 start.

Deanna Mink's picture
Protégé

I’m in! I haven’t gained Covid weight but gained 15lb five years ago and never lost it, got lazy and comfortable. My goal, I signed up for a half marathon in June in the Grand Tetons National Park, if we’re all able to travel by then. Nevertheless, will train hard since my family already booked their flights, ha! My goal is to run faster and reduce my BMI.

Jason Green's picture

I'm in! I qualified for 3 marathons (NYC half, Brooklyn half and NYC full) last year, but of course they all were canceled. Lost a little motivation and momentum. Hopefully you guys can help me get back on track!!

Tony Ponce's picture
Protégé

I just texted my personal trainer friend last week to tell him that my 2021 goal is to look like Wolverine. Let's do this Crew!!! Hugh Jackman bettet watch out! 😄

Menno Klaasse's picture
Associate

I’m in when COVID hit I stopped working out and let myself go by having a drink almost every single day.
I give myself till May 23 when I become 46 and wanna be fit again.. Shabang

Meni-and-Despina Bougiotopoulos's picture

I’m in! From March-August I got down to 215 lbs (from 230). Now since I’m back in the office, less walking and more sitting has crept me back up to 224. Not liking this uptick so time to change shit up! Thanks for the motivation!

Richard Waine's picture
Mentor

I'm in also! minimum of 15-20 lbs Covid weight has to go!

Mark Denney's picture
Protégé

It's either get in shape or leave my wife a small fortune in used photography gear she has no need for....

John Clarke Russ's picture
Protégé

I'm in. I restarted my running routine this past summer and chopped off 20 lbs. by Fall. Body weight conditioning, better diet (reducing beer consumption, white powder foods) and better rest/recovery has kept me out of hot water in the injury dept., as I slowly ramp things up at the tender age of 55. The core conditioning on top of the other exercise has really enhanced my mph and overall metabolism. When this global situation is over, I look forward to seeing you all in our improved bodies and minds!

Carol Spagnuola's picture
Protégé

I'm in! Been tracking my macros but holiday's happened:).

Carol Spagnuola's picture
Protégé

We should set goal dates! For accountability, my goal is to get to 123lb, and tone my body. I am giving myself the month of January for this goal as I have 5 lbs to loose. I then want to give myself a new Headshot.

Patricia Davy's picture
Protégé

I’m in. I have to lose 10 pounds before I see the doctor again at the start of February.

Patricia Davy's picture
Protégé

Down 3 pounds when I jumped on the scale yesterday!

Paul Richardson's picture
Protégé

I'm in. Also at 212, and would love to get to 190, which was my marriage weight 35 years ago. Starting back up with running now after Achilles injury. Icy here, so it's going to have to be the treadmill.

Isolde Baylor's picture
Protégé

I am in - My 2021 focus is on strength and flexibility. Not sure how to measure that as a Goal.

I hit my 2020 goal, losing over 20lbs. Which is a shock since my YMCA was closed for many months. For most of the spring, I did pool workouts in an unheated 13' kiddie pool, tethered to a tree in my back yard.

Attached is photo of my first Zoom yoga workout yesterday - the video footage is cringe-worthy, but everyones gotta start somewhere 🤣🤣🤣

wayne ceaser's picture
Protégé

Hello: Shabang Hurley

I’m a certified personal trainer and Nutritutionist.. I be willing to do zoom training to all who’s up for the challenge..
Message me if you want to participate...

Peter Hurley's picture
The Man

That's awesome Wayne! I don't know what everyone's goals are but maybe we can do a Zoom I'll set something up I guess. Not sure when though.

Veronica Esqueda's picture
Protégé

He's my email: vlesqueda@yahoo.com. Please add me to the list.

wayne ceaser's picture
Protégé

Hello : Veronica we started the virtual workout.. Dm So we can chat bout your goals....shabang!!!!

Veronica Esqueda's picture
Protégé

I'm moving to another state this weekend. I'll have to contact you next week.

Cameron Southwood's picture
Protégé

In. Currently at 224, under 200 by June. Can we see everyones progress or workouts or something? Extra motivation if there is a group mentality.

Mathieu Deslandes's picture
Associate

Very good point. I joined Strava yesterday as it seemed to be a good solution for that as Joe pointed out earlier in this thread. Not too familiar with it yet, but it does not seem "gym friendly".

Nadia Chapman's picture
Protégé

Im in for sure - otherwise its back to maternity clothes for me! ;). Started on keto and Pelaton 6 days a week....if anyone wants to do virtual workouts my Pelaton name is 'Clickin_Mama', also on Strava (Nadia Chapman)....and on MyFitnessPal 'Nadia_Chappy'.....i need ALL the apps to keep me on track! Red wine is my vice, and it will continue to be my vice on keto ;-p

Claudia Hoag's picture
Associate

Red wine is my vice, too. I'm cutting it for now. So I'm not buying it now, which also saves me money LOL but I love my glass of red after dinner.

Luca Crocco's picture
Protégé

I’m joining the challenge! This morning scale was reading 212 lbs, I’ve got the same shape of an Opossum! My goal would be 180/190 but I’d be happy to go below 200 before the summer!
I want to double challenge myself and I want to be able to do at least 1 paid headshot a month.
Now I take a screen shot and I think what could it be in case of failure of one of the 2 challenges.

Beth Madison's picture
Associate

Here are my 8 rules for losing weight/getting fit that work for me:

1. No alcohol
2. No food after dinner (brush teeth right after dinner - it really helps)
3. Record all food in a food diary (I use FitDay) (For me, tracking calories is necessary. I'm only 5 ft tall, a woman, and over 50 LOL so I can't eat like you young guys can. I can do it in my head after all these years, but recording it keeps me mindful and honest.)
4. Exercise 5-6 times a week
5. Track /record exercise (I use my Fitbit)
6. Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day
7. Break up time at the computer with ten-minutes movements sessions every hour (my Fitbit reminds me to do this)
8. Use my cognitive behavioral techniques that I mentioned above.

Marc Gosselin's picture
Protégé

love it!