The Most Inspiring 2018 Fitness Accomplishments From Our Readers

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We asked what you accomplished in 2018, and we are so gosh darn impressed.

Body Transformations

If you don’t want to read about weight loss, skip to the next section. If you do, well, we have a lot of folks to congratulate.

Noodlesintheface set a goal in April to lose 32kg by October. They tracked everything, even the small rebound after they hit their goal, and plan to continue the journey in 2019. Their advice:

What worked for me was no days off from data collection. If I ate it, it got logged, and every day I stepped on the scale. I found how tempting and seductive it’d be to eat something, not log it, then not weigh the next day because “oh, it’ll be high, but I’ll just be good today and then collect data again tomorrow” but that’s just lying to myself.

diasdiem lost 14kg and became a beast on the elliptical. Sahdoo added walking and running to their routine, and lost weight as well. Mymamasaid lost 41kg after working on that for several years.

Ishamael also lost weight, and even tracked their resting heart rate:

Shirley Franklin lost 14kg and became a runner. Jobisnider lost 18kg and just drops in casually that they also ran an ultramarathon.

You People Are Beasts

TheBobCat1 ran over a thousand miles this year:

Whiskertriscuit got better at boxing. Alison G started CrossFit. CherryPop77 started with a little yoga every day and ended up losing weight and getting into circuit training and hip-hop dance. DrZ trained like a Navy SEAL:

Alice ran their first half marathon and plans to run more. Berna is working on their 10K time. 6thTimeAround followed a home improvement training plan, installing drywall and then admiring the resulting muscles.

RunsNakedWithScissors quit eating late-night ice cream, which has to rank as one of the tougher goals here. (I’m kidding, but only slightly.)


Nice work, everybody! We’ll have another thread next week where you can tell us all about your realistic, achievable, maybe a little bit ambitious goals for 2019. Dream big, but make sure you’ve got a plan. In the meantime, continue celebrating your accomplishments in the comments below!


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