Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The new 5 % challenge started this Saturday. The plan is to lose 5 % of my weght in 8 weeks. That means 4 kilos for me. Half a kilo a week. With the previous 5 % challenges I've participated in, I never managed to reach this goal, but whatever loss I've had, has been treasured! I am not really making any major changes to accomodate the goals of this challenge, but let's get my goals and plan properly outlined...
* lose 4 kilos.
*achieve some muscle definition in my abs, arms and shoulders.
* stick with the P90X, Insanity and running programs I am doing right now.
* Do my best to reach my calorie range. SP wants me to increase the range again - which, um, NO - I am still struggling to eat between 1890-2240 calories daily. I can do it easily if I allow myself treats, but it's just not healthy and triggers all sorts of weird behaviours in me.
* We can log a maximum of 120 fitness minutes. On most days I log between 80 and 120 minutes. I need to remember that a rest day is crucial for recovery.
* Team support is important and my plan is to visit my team mates' SparkPages and blogs and offer encouragement and advice when it is appropriate.
The first week is halfway over and so far I have been KILLING my workouts! No excuses - that's my motto for this challenge!