You are What you Eat!

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It’s the first of the month ergo challenge time

My goal is to defeat the demon that keeps me from finishing this 30 day challenges. I am going to really try and keep myself accountable and finish it this time. i think I should motivate myself with a little reward after. if you have any suggestions, please let me know.

I got this from the 30-Day challenge website. they have challenges for everything. check it out http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/classes/30-day-abs-challenge/

I also started my Run everyday November challlenge. Im still recovering from my Half marathon so I just walked 4.5 miles this morning.

since its the first of the month I also weighed in at a saddening 181.0 lbs. This just makes me want to cry since i was doing so well last year. My goal is to get to 175  by the end of the month. I think giving myself small goals is the way to go. this was I am  not putting too much pressure on myself. Still haven’t decided wether i will be weighing in weekly or at the end of the month.

Today i have a meeting with my gym instructor. we are going to come up with a full body strength workout session that I can do 3 times a week. I also have my friday kickboxing classes that are MURDER.  So there is my fitness plan for the month. Now if I can only get my eating in check i think this month might just be killer. especially since it’s my birthday month.  which is 3 days away… :O getting older.

 

Confessions

It has been 21 days since I last posted and there is no valid excuse.

There are many things that have led to my absence. Indifference in my part is I think the major culprit.

The first blow was that I was too late to register for my first marathon and as a result just stopped running. I was bummed out and just could not find the motivation to get out there with nothing to run for. My second marathon is in October, which is 6 months away. Unfortunately that is not enough to motivate me into a regular running schedule. I have a bet with my brother coz he thinks that I cant do a run longer than 10Km this year. I took him up on the challenge and I one- upped him by pledging to do it by the end of this month. I have until April 30th to get a run longer than 10Km.  Money is on the line here and if that doesn’t get me back out there I don’t know what will.

 

Confession number two and a lesson learned is that only weighing in once a month was the worst idea I ever come up with. As a result of not having a regular weigh-in to keep me in check I gained a 5Kgs. Yes, you read that right. It seems instead of losing a KG a month I was gaining one.
So to start a fresh, I changed my weight loss ticker at the side of my blog to zero and I have a goal of losing 40lbs by the end of this year.  That would give me a goal of 5lbs a month. My brain tells me this would be no sweat but I have learned the hard way that I can gain 5kg in a month but losing it is another story.

 

As much as I am tempted to make grand goals of all the things that I will be doing but I shall resist and just stick with the basics.

Eat less (which is no problem at all) and move more (the bane of my existence).

 

I am taking baby steps. I am sticking to 1200 calories a day and at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. My hope is to slowly get back to running and by the end of the month, run a 10K. I should probably get one of those couch to 10K podcasts and try follow that like a beginner. Once I get my grove back on I will probably be upping my calories in relation to my exercise. my plan is to restart the 30 day shred and work on from there.

 

Sorry for neglecting this blog. I hope to get back to a regular blogging schedule.

 

 

 

 

Happy Women’s day.

Women's day

I guess I have to wish every woman out there a happy women’s day. Just more evidence that we are in such a minority that we still need to have a little day to make us feel special. I guess my thoughts on women’s day run along the lines of Black history month. why should it be separated from the rest of the days. Women should be appreciated daily for their accomplishments and contributions to society. It should be a no brianer. However I live in the real world and realize that strides towards gender equality still need to be made and so for the time being. Happy women’s day.

Women

On the other hand, I read this blog about the science behind food and weight loss and I though I should share.
it’s from my Peonut  on her awesome blog http://peonut.com/

The Truth About Food.

5 Do-Anywhere Exercises to Burn 200 Calories in Under 3 Minutes

Perform these at maximum intensity for 3 minutes; you can break them into 30-second or one-minute intervals to make it more manageable.

1. Jumping jacks. These do-anywhere moves pump up your heart rate in no time.

 

2. Mountain climbers. This cardio move helps strengthen leg and core muscles as well.

3. Burpees. Swiftly moving from standing to squatting to push-up position challenges all your muscles. Not sure how to do this classic move?

4. Running up stairs. Run up and down the stairs at home or at your office — you’ll get the added bonus of a toned backside.

5. Walking Lunges.  these lunges help you develop balance while strengthening your core and lower body.Do these briskly, but make sure your form stays correct to prevent knee or ankle strain.

Source: popsugar fitness