Friday, April 13, 2012
Well, I’m finally signing up for a biggest loser challenge and I’m so looking forward to the accountability & challenges. It just gets boring doing the same thing for a long time.
My goals for the next 14 weeks include:
working up to running 10k (from 5k) using the plan in Galloway’s Book on Running (I found this book second-hand and I’m really enjoying it. He encourages increasing endurance by making sure to run at a slow, relaxed pace while increasing distance. Maybe this time I won’t get an injury. I always want to push myself and go faster.) I’ll be running 3x per week.
continuing to work on doing the Cathe Friedrich STS using the Pyramid Rotation. I’ve just completed all three mesocycles and will “pyramid down” by repeating mesocycles 2 & 1. My STS workouts happen 3x per week alternating with my running days.
drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day, which I think the BLC challenges will be helping me with. I like water, but just don’t think of it.
tracking what I eat. I’m getting better at sticking to this already thanks to the BLC preliminary challenges!
enjoying not feeling overstuffed, actually making a point of noticing how much better it feels. It helps me to cut back on what I’m eating by focussing on other reasons than just weight loss.
improving my “mental toughness” by using skills I’m learning in Steve Siebold’s free Fat Loser videos. Some examples are: writing down 5 things I’m thankful for every day and recording any victories I’ve had (even small ones), as well as making a point of thinking like a fit person, not a fat person.
I’m ready for this challenge & I’m ready to break through this plateau!
Edited: I almost forgot to mention my weight goals. I’d LOVE to lose 10lb, but would be quite happy with 5lb.