Monday, September 13, 2010
So one of my Spark friends (Yoovie) posted a template for a challenge that one of her groups is doing and invited everyone to participate, even if they aren't part of the group. I figured, what the heck... why not give this a go? I need something to help keep me motivated and a challenge against myself (rather than against others) is a great idea! Plus I'm finally starting to get back into the swing of things and am really feeling good about myself and my journey.
Now... here's Yoovie's template (with my answers)...
I strongly, almost painfully insist that everyone take before pictures, even if you keep them on your camera at home. DO IT.
NOW- to the good stuff.....
~*~ What The Fall??? Entry Card- Template for 9/15-9/19 ~*~
Starting Weight: 163.4 pounds
Starting Measurements: (choose any 4 or more- or use the sames ones as me- whatev)
Measure your Waist - 33.75 inches
Measure your Hips - 43.50 inches
Measure your Thigh - 25.50 inches
Measure your Calf - 15.00 inches
Measure your Upper Arm - 12.00 inches
Measure your Boobies - 40.00 inches
Current BMI: 26.4
During this challenge, I have a general goal of: losing 12 pounds, quite a few inches, and gaining a better understanding of being fit.
My biggest challenge will undoubtedly be: the desire to snack and laziness.
My nutrition goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on: focusing on more fruits and veggies and less sugar.
My cardio goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on: increase my resistance on the elliptical and actually feel like I can dance in Zumba class.
My strength training goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on: building muscle where I did not know muscle existed.
My rest and flexibility goals for the next 10 weeks will be focused on: continue to stretch my flexibility through yoga. Remember to always warm up and cool down each time I exercise.
PART ONE - DIET & EXERCISE
Between now and 9/19, I am going to: have 5 cardio sessions and three strength training sessions.
Between now and 9/19, I am not going to: have any unplanned snacks.
These 3 excuses will be unusable for the duration of this template:
I'm too tired.
I have cramps.
I don't wanna.
***BONUS CHALLENGE- ADD UP HOW MANY CALORIES YOU *DRINK* THIS WEEK! (NON ALCOHOLIC AND ALCOHOLIC ALIKE!)
You can motivate me by: reminding me how great I felt before I gained back 20 pounds and letting me know that results are instant, but I'm doing a good job and to stick with it.
PART TWO - THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
This week, take the time to do one of the following just for yourself.
A. complete a fun project
B. start a fun project
C. brainstorm ideas for something you can do just for yourself over the winter, something that will take a semi-long time to complete. - Like make your own new bag, or put together a family photo album, or redecorate a room, or start a journal, or make a quilt, etc
D. Make a list of things you loved as a child but have not done or participated in for a very long time. See which ones you can incorporate into your grownup life.
Practice setting time aside for yourself, either every day or once a week, and allow yourself to be selfish for a little while, and recharge, so you can better handle the rest of your life and be better for your family or job and friends.