Thursday, November 01, 2012
Festive Fitness Focus - Let's Do It!
This is about setting yourself a personal challenge and sticking to it. It may be nothing like mine. Maybe you want to.. go vegan, or drink more water, or train like a warrior princess.. the possibilities are many.
What would you like to change in the next 7 weeks?
What I'm committing to:
20-40 minutes before breakfast or before dinner.
T: Weights (UB focus)
W: 'Other' (Zumba, cardio, walk up a hill...)
F: Weights (LB focus)
S: Rest day
My plan is to eliminate or minimise unhealthy foods and embrace veges in a big way. Something like this:
Coffee (green tea ok, but not to the point of ridiculousness, say 4 cups a day)
Sugar - including dried fruit for this challenge. I eat waaay too much of it.
Gluten (gluten makes me tired, I am much better without it)
Nightshades (nothing unusual there)
Processed, mass produced stuff
Alcohol - one glass Friday or Saturday night. One glass a week. Just to set my mental limit - 1 glass is not more than 250ml (I say this because I have some glasses that literally hold half a bottle). The alcohol rule is very strict, because more than one glass is guaranteed to derail any other intentions in a most dramatic fashion.
High-lectin foods - nuts, grains, beans, pulses (this is because my joints are playing up and reducing lectins does great things in this area - I've got a lot to say about lectins in the future, when there is time to sit down and get those posts out of my brain and onto the... blogger interface).
Three meals and two snacks a day - more or less (that is, I'm aiming for mindfulness. If I'm really not hungry there is no harm in skipping a meal or snack. If I'm super hungry, an extra snack is fine).
Meals are vege based (or.. fruit based at breakfast). Aiming for 8-10 serves of veges a day.
Calorie goal: about 1600-2000 but, I'm not counting, just guestimating (so about 400 for meals, 200 for snacks).
Focus on veges, fruits, protein and healthy fats.
Three 'anything' meals a week (because, mm.. I have a lot of this in the freezer and it's got sugar in it)
Vitamin D 3000IU/ day
Fish Oil 10g / day
MSM, glutamine, vit C
Actually I'm very shallow and have set a weight goal.
Last xmas I was 57.5 kg. This year, I want to be under 57 kg on the morning of the 23rd. So that's 1.7kg (approx 4lbs) to lose in 7 weeks. If I can't do that, I haven't tried hard enough.
Do you want to join me?
If so, grab the graphic (or email me for it), and link up your own Festive Fitness Focus post in the comments.
State what you personally are committing to (you can do this in the comments or on your blog). It will be different for everyone, and the readers of Fit to Blog are a diverse bunch, that's for sure.. ;D I'll amend this post on Sunday to include a list of all bloggers that are involved (or link up your Facebook page or Twitter if you are not blogging).